Gutzon Borglum collection
Correspondence between Borglum and Dr. J.S. Lankford, between Borglum and Ellen Quillin, Director of the Witte Museum, San Antonio, Tex., and regarding Borglum's monument at the Alamo in San Antonio; photocopies of articles regarding Borglum's son, Lincoln; exhibition catalogs, brochures, and other printed material; and photographs of Borglum's sculpture.
Randolph Rogers papers
1 Microfilm reel (Loan)
Correspondence, biographical sketch, account records, notebooks, sketchbooks, photographs and catalogs.
Drawing of a ruined temple in Yucatan
The drawing shows a pyramid temple known as the "House of the Magician" or "House of the Dwarf," in the ruined city of Uxmal, Yucatan. According to earlier cataloging, Alfred Marston Tozzer (letter of April 25, 1941--not examined) described the drawing as depicting the "eastern facade of the upper two buildings …
Lily Spandorf drawings
This collection consists of 754 pen-and-ink, watercolor, and gouache drawings and paintings by artist Lily Spandorf. They depict scenes from various years of the Festival of American Folklife and its successor, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Hollerith Family slide collection
Hollerith, Lucia Beverly, 1891-1982
Hollerith, Herman, 1860-1929
Hollerith, Nannie Talcott, 1898-1985
The Hollerith Family Collection includes approximately 2,200 35mm slides dating from 1952 to 1980 that document the horticultural interests and travels of sisters Virginia and Nan Hollerith, members of the Georgetown Garden Club in Washington, D.C. The images primarily show private and public gardens, plantations, and historic sites in the mid-Atlantic and the southeast regions of the United States. Included in the collection are slides documenting the activities of the Georgetown Garden Club and various floral arrangements.
Pietro Lazzari papers
The papers of muralist and sculptor, Pietro Lazzari, measure 12.84 linear feet and date from 1878 to 1998. The papers document Lazzari's life and career through biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes, writings, artwork, photographs, and printed material.
Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver"
Shurr, Robert L. (scriptwriter)
The film, George Washington Carver, starring Carver himself, was filmed in 1939 and released in 1940. Ben Parker was the director and Robert L. Shurr wrote the screenplay.
Ruel P. Tolman Collection
The Ruel P. Tolman Collection contains official correspondence; biographical information; photocopies of prints, drawings and photographs; and scrapbooks. Included are papers relating to Tolman's work as a graphic artist, his interest in miniature painting, and his participation in arts-related organizations. Of particular interest are four scrapbooks. One scrapbook documents a …
Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material
The collection, which dates from circa 1965 to 2006 and measures 5.67 linear feet, documents the built and natural environment of the Anacostia neighborhood, as well as the activities of the Anacostia Coordinating Council, which sponsored the Historic Anacostia Revitalization Project, a survey of all buildings in the Anacostia Historic District. The collection consists of slides, photographs, negatives, correspondence, newsletters, reports, printed material and ephemera.
Myron Bement Smith Collection
The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.