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Creators:
Downtown Gallery
Dates:
1824-1974
bulk 1926-1969
Size:
109.56 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.downgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Downtown Gallery date from 1824 to 1974 (bulk 1926-1969) and measure 109.56 linear feet. The records present a comprehensive portrait of a significant commercial gallery that operated as a successful business for more than forty years, representing major contemporary American artists and engendering appreciation for early American folk art. There is an unprocessed addition to this collection dating circa 1970 of a single financial/legal document.

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Creators:
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Dates:
1988-1999
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-077
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) records. Materials include registration packets, calls for papers, programs and abstracts to annual meetings, flyers, meeting minutes, correspondence concerning the Conservation and Resources and the Awards and Recognition Committees, and photographs...

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Creators:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949
Dates:
1870-1971
bulk 1890-1940
Size:
7.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.claralso
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and muralist Alson Skinner Clark measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1870 to 1971, with the bulk of the material from 1890 to 1940. Clark's career is documented through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, galleries, and dealers; eleven diaries by the artist as well as 16 by his wife Medora Clark; stories and essays by Medora; financial records and business files of art and civilian concerns; assorted printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements, maps, news clippings (singly and in scrapbooks), advertisements, and ephemera; and photographs of the artist, his friends and family, studio, travels, and artwork.

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Creators:
National Conservation Advisory Council
Dates:
1973-1979
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 81-033
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of reports and correspondence in connection with the various study committees of the National Conservation Advisory Council (NCAC); and financial, chronologic, correspondence, and meeting files. These materials were created and maintained by David A. Shute, Executive Director of NCAC.

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Creators:
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Dates:
1987-1994
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-115
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) was created in 1985. It is a multidisciplinary organization, including persons within the fields of anthropology, zoology, botany, geology, paleontology, and others interested in the development and preservation of natural history collections. This accession consists ...

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Creators:
Stewart, Jack, 1926-2005
Dates:
1926-2010
Size:
9.9 Linear feet
7.31 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.stewjack
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Jack Stewart papers are dated 1926-2010 and measure 9.9 linear feet and 7.31 GB. A significant portion of the collection concerns Stewart's dissertation, "Subway Graffiti: An Aesthetic Study of Graffiti on the Subway" (New York University, 1989), related research, writings, and exhibitions on the subject. Biographical materials, correspondence, writings, printed and digital material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials document his career as a painter, muralist, designer, educator and administrator.

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Creators:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004
Dates:
1918-2005
bulk 1960s-2005
Size:
12.5 Linear feet
0.003 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.donajeff
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American artist and educator Jeff Donaldson measure 12.5 linear feet and 0.003 GB and date from 1918 to 2005, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1960s to 2005. The collection documents Donaldson's work as a professional artist, his academic career at Howard University, and his leadership role in the Black Arts Movement through biographical material, a small amount of professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings by Donaldson and others, research files, artist files, sound recordings of interviews Donaldson conducted with over 40 artists, teaching files, exhibition files, printed and digital material, and photographs. Also found are detailed records of his professional activities and leadership roles in AfriCOBRA, CONFABA, FESTAC, and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), including documentation on the Wall of Respect mural.

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Creators:
Jett, Ruth M.
Dates:
1914-2014
Size:
7.8 Linear feet
0.242 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.jettruth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American arts administrator and director of Cinque Gallery, Ruth Jett, measure 7.8 linear feet and 0.242 gigabytes, and date from 1914 to 2014. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues including William Branch, Vinie Burrows, John and Vivian Hewitt, Langston Hughes, and Charles and Frances White; and administrative and professional files which include material related to the American Society of African Culture, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Cinque Gallery, the Cinque Artists Program at the Romare Bearden Foundation, the Library of Congress Center for the Book, and the Schomburg Corporation. The collection also includes writings, primarily typescript copies of literary works by others, including Langston Hughes and Ossie Davis, as well as notes; printed material such as clippings, exhibition and event announcements, books and magazines, and press releases; and photographic material including photographs, snapshots, negatives, and slides depicting Ruth Jett and other individuals, travel, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace fellows and events, and works of art. Also found is a small amount of artwork including a sketchbook, sketches, a painting, and a print.

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Creators:
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Dates:
1940-1976
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-061
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of files created and maintained during Joseph T. Gregory's tenure as Secretary-Treasurer and President of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP).

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Creators:
American Society of Mammalogists
Dates:
circa 1938-1994
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-080
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of collected records of the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM). Materials include files of Hugh H. Genoways and Elizabeth Horner as officers and members of ASM; tape recorded interviews with the mammalogist, Philip Hershkovitz; photographs of presidents of ASM; and miscellaneous materials.

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