[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
Dates:
1879-1990
bulk 1933-1970
Size:
24.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.shahben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of social realist painter, photographer, illustrator, printmaker, and teacher Ben Shahn (1898-1969) measure 24.8 linear feet and date from 1879-1990, with the bulk of the material dating from 1933-1970. The bulk of the collection consists of over 14 linear feet of incoming letters from artists, writers, colleagues, publishers, art organizations, galleries, and universities and colleges. Also found are biographical materials, project and source files, printed material, artwork by Shahn and others, photographs taken of and by Shahn, interview transcripts, sound recordings of interviews and a motion picture film.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Thayer, Polly, 1904-2006
Dates:
1846-2008
bulk 1921-2008
Size:
21.6 Linear feet
0.807 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.thaypoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Boston portraitist and painter Polly Thayer (Starr) (1904-2006) measure 21.6 linear feet and 0.807 GB and date from 1846 to 2008, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-2008. The papers document Thayer's personal life and career as a painter, portraitist, and pastel artist. Found within the papers are biographical materials, extensive family papers, correspondence with artists and art venues, interviews, writings, subject files, organization files, exhibition files, art inventory records, printed and digital materials, five sketchbooks, artwork, and photographs.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Battcock, Gregory, 1937-
Dates:
1952-circa 1980
Size:
10.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.battgreg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York art critic, writer, educator, and painter, Gregory Battcock, measure 10.6 linear feet and date from 1952 to circa 1980. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, artists' files, personal business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographic materials, and artifacts that detail his involvement in both the mainstream and fringe art scenes of the 1970s.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios
Dates:
circa 1904-1991
Size:
35.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wilbhbur
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of nationally renowned Boston, Massachussetts, stained glass design company, Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, measure 35.9 linear feet and date from circa 1904-1991. The majority of the collection consists of project files for the studio's stained glass window contracts throughout the United States from the 1920s-1980s. In addition to project files, records include biographical material for the owners, correspondence relating to personal and studio business, general business and financial records, writings such as published articles by Wilbur H. Burnham, scrapbooks and other printed material documenting the history of the company, artwork including extensive watercolor design studies for stained glass, and photographic material.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Frank, Mary, 1933-
Dates:
1884-2017
bulk 1957-1990
Size:
4.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.franmary
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor and painter Mary Frank measure 4.2 linear feet and date from 1884-2017. Included are correspondence, writings, photographs, artwork and printed material documenting Frank's career. Correspondence is both personal and professional. Writings include dreams recounted in detail, poems, and ideas for works of art, some illustrated. Black and white photographs are of Frank, her sculptures, friends and family, and source material. Artwork includes drawings and sketches in dry point, pencil and watercolor. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, brochures and clippings.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1994-1999
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-128
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition loan records. Materials include loan agreements, correspondence, memoranda, condition reports (with photographs of objects), receipts, and notes.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Nancy Drysdale Gallery
Dates:
1971-1996
Size:
9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.nancdryg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Nancy Drysdale Gallery measure 9.0 linear feet and span the years 1971 to 1996. The bulk of the collection comprises artist files that document the gallery's relations with 67 artists, many of whom were represented by the gallery.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005
Dates:
1913-2005
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.savanaom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1913-2005. The collection provides an overview of Man Ray's career as a photographer and painter through correspondence, exhibition files, writings, notes, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
2000 - 2001
Size:
3 Cubic feet (20 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0771
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thirty-three videotaped interviews of Nobel Prize laureates, conducted in Lindau, Germany, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere in the United States. The interviews form the core of the Nobel Voices Video History Project and the exhibition "Nobel Voices." Documents and preserves examples of the quest for innovation and its important messages for future generations.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Bird, William L.
Dates:
1877 - 2010
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1288
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature, especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys; catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades and the amusement industry.

Found In