Douglas Volk and Leonard Wells Volk papers
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935
The papers of painter and teacher Douglas Volk (1856-1935) and his father, sculptor Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895), measure 12.4 linear feet and date from circa 1858-1965, 2008, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1870-1935. Douglas Volk's papers document his life and career through biographical material, family and professional correspondence, writings and notes, diaries and journals, financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographs of the artist, his family, friends, and artwork. The papers also provide documentation of the formation and operations of the Sabatos Handicraft Society established with Marion Volk from the Volk's summer home, Hewnoaks, in Center Lovell, Maine. Scattered documentation of the life and work of Leonard Wells Volk, is found in biographical material, land records, letters, memoirs, and photographs.
This accession consists of master cassette audiotapes of programs presented by the various program offices within the Smithsonian Associates.
Brandon B. Fortune research material on the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
Research material gathered by Brandon B. Fortune regarding two exhibitions and one exhibition catalog about the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago; including correspondence with museums and collectors, and photocopied book pages. The exact title of the first exhibition is now unknown, but it was likely similar to "World's Columbian Exhibition, 1893: Department of Fine Arts." The second exhibition was entitled "American Art at the 1893 World's Fair-Revisiting the White City," which was accompanied by a book with the same title.
This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, administrative records regarding collections and the A. Remington Kellogg Library, research notes and proposals, exhibition files, photographs of specimens, and professional activity files. Curators represented in these records include Clayton Edward Ray …
These records consist of the correspondence of the director of the International Exchange Service along with invoices and shipping instructions. The bulk of the correspondence relates to the exchange of printed matter between parties in the United States and abroad.
Eleanor Munro papers
The papers of writer and art critic Eleanor Munro measure 36.7 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1880-2011, bulk 1950-2011. The collection documents Munro's life, career, and research on women artists, through biographical and family material, correspondence, writing projects, diaries, dream journals and notebooks, subject and research files, printed and digital material, and photographic material.
Professional Activity Files
This accession consists of records documenting Thomas Lawton's editorship of Artibus Asiae. Lawton was Director of the Freer Gallery of Art, 1977-1987, and Senior Research Scholar, 1987-2001. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, black-and-white photographs of artwork, and related materials.
This accession consists of records that document Atherton Seidell Fund grant activities and awards. During the years of these records, the endowment was subsequently administered by the Assistant Secretary for Research, the Assistant Provost for Science, and the Provost. The records consist of correspondence, Seidell Committee meeting minutes and recommendations …
Martin A. Gruber Photograph Collection
The Martin A. Gruber Photograph Collection consists of black and white photographs taken by Gruber between 1919 and 1924. Subjects include buildings, bridges, monuments, and trees and flowers of the Washington, D.C., area, as well as views of the National Zoological Park. Many of the images in this collection are available online …
This accession consists of correspondence created and maintained by Ann Clyburn Gunter, Assistant Curator, 1987-1994, and Associate Curator, 1994-2008, documenting interactions with dealers, scholars, researchers, and museum professionals.