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Creators:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014
Dates:
1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013
Size:
23.5 Linear feet
15.63 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.hedgjimm
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art collector and dealer Jimmy Hedges and the records of his Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery measure 23.5 linear feet and 15.63 GB and date from 1969-2016, with the bulk of the material dating from 1991-2013. The collection documents Hedges's career as a dealer of outsider art and as an advocate for self-taught artists. Records include administrative and sales records, correspondence, artist files, collector and gallery files, exhibition and art fair files, regional files, printed and digital material, photographic material, and unidentified sound and video recordings. The bulk of the collection consists of artist files and color photographs documenting hundreds of artists that Hedges visited at their homes and studios, including Georgia Blizzard, Howard Finster, Homer Green, Bessie Harvey, Danny Hoskinson, Paul Lancaster, A.J. Mohammed, Charlie Simmons, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young, among many others.

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Creators:
Cohen, Arthur Allen, 1928-1986
Cohen, Elaine Lustig, 1927-
Ex Libris (Firm)
Dates:
1973-2007
Size:
2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.exlibr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Ex Libris measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1973-2007. Ex Libris was a New York City based antiquarian establishment that dealt in rare 20th century avant-garde books and periodicals, and was founded by Elaine Lustig Cohen and her husband Arthur A. Cohen. The records include professional files, sales records, printed material, and photographic material.

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Creators:
55 Mercer Artists, Inc
Dates:
1939-2007
bulk 1970-2007
Size:
5.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.55mercga
Repository:
Archives of American Art

55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records, 1939-2007, bulk 1970-2007, measure 5.1 linear feet. The records, which are incomplete with sizeable gaps, consist of administrative records, exhibition files, artists' files, financial records, scrapbooks, guest books, and printed material that document one of the most successful and long lived artist run cooperative galleries in SoHo. The only item pre-dating 55 Mercer Artists, Inc. is a 1939 newspaper clipping in the artists' files.

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Creators:
Sandler, Irving, 1925-
Dates:
1944-2017
Size:
2.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sandirvi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The interviews and papers of art critic, art historian, and educator Irving Sandler measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1944-2017. Included are interviews and recorded lectures; photographs of artwork and artists; membership files, meeting minutes, and ephemera from the Club organization; printed material from individual artist and group exhibits; and teaching files.

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Creators:
Beck, Larry, 1938-1994
Dates:
1938-1994
Size:
6 Linear feet (13 archival boxes, 1 half size archival box, and 2 oversize boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.017
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Lawrence 'Larry' James Beck papers, located in the Cultural Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, contain biographical materials, sculpture portfolios, art shows, notes, sketches and drawings, publications, correspondence and visual material including photos, slides and negatives of Larry's art.

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National Museum of American Art. Department of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1965-1983
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 459
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document exhibitions organized by the Department. Also included are administrative files and general correspondence files of the office.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1974-1982
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-122
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of subject files documenting various administrative entities of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) and its predecessor, the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA). The earlier files were created by Harry Jordan, who was Assistant Director for Museum Administration and Management from 1974 to 1976; and by H...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1992-2000
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-189
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Thomas W. Lentz, Deputy Director, documenting exhibition planning and production. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence; memoranda; exhibition proposals; exhibition review summary sheets; agreements; research materials; consultant reports; brochures for exhibitions ...

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Creators:
Johnson, Ellen H.
Dates:
1872-1994
bulk 1921-1992
Size:
55.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.johnelle
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian, art critic, author, librarian and educator Ellen Hulda Johnson measure 55.3 linear feet and date from 1872-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from 1921-1992. The papers include biographical materials; personal and family files; personal, professional, and business correspondence; extensive research and writing files; teaching files; subject files; professional and curatorial files; and artists' files. Johnson's papers reflect the full range of her career, interests, and close relationships with many artists.

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Creators:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.
Dates:
1904-1978
bulk 1913-1974
Size:
203.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.jacqself
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. measure approximately 203.1 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1978, with bulk dates from 1913 to 1974. The collection includes extensive correspondence files, reference material on American and European collectors and their collections, inventory and stock records, financial records, exhibition files, auction files, and the records of subsidiary companies. The collection is an invaluable resource in tracing the provenance of particular works of art and provides a comprehensive view of the activities of collectors and art dealers in the years leading up to and following World War II.

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