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William Conger papers
Creators:
Conger, William
Dates:
circa 1940s-2018
Size:
7.3 Linear feet
3.51 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.congwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and educator William Conger measure 7.3 linear feet and 3.51 gigabytes, and date from the 1940s to 2018. The collection documents Conger's career as a painter and details his business dealings and involvement with Chicago's art community through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings including artmaking journals and notes, and personal business records documenting commissions and sales. Also found are exhibition and gallery records including video recordings, printed material on Conger's career and Chicago art history, photographic material picturing Conger and his artwork, and artwork including a sketchbook and preparatory sketches for paintings.

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John F. Turner research material on Howard Finster
Creators:
Turner, John F.
Dates:
circa 1928-2015
bulk 1978-1990
Size:
6.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.turnjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The John F. Turner collection of research material on visionary self-taught artist Howard Finster measures 6.9 linear feet and dates from circa 1928 to 2015, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1978 to 1990. John Turner is a California-based curator who compiled this collection in preparation for his book Howard Finster: Man of Visions (1989). Found within the collection are correspondence; numerous interviews with Finster and Finster family members, curators and historians, collectors, and artists; draft manuscripts and research notes; compiled research files on other topics; printed materials and commercial broadcast video recordings; and photographic material, including polaroids annotated by Finster. There is also one series of Howard Finster's papers that include writings by Finster, sound and video recordings of Finster exhibitions and talks by Finster related to those exhibitions, recordings of other speaking engagements, sermons, and other events, a scattering of personal business records that includes a ledger and price list of artwork, and artwork.

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P.T. Barnum Collection
Creators:
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891
Dates:
1866-1890
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of five children's books about the circus, a brochure announcing the show in London, an 1873 advertisement for the Great Traveling World's Fair of Barnum's, and two scrapbooks.

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John Caples Papers
Creators:
Caples, John, 1900-1990 (advertising executive)
Caples, Dorothy
Dates:
circa 1900-1987
Size:
24 Cubic feet (64 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0393
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Series Three, Speeches and Lectures, contains Caples' speeches to advertising industry associations and other business organizations, as well as a series of lectures prepared for a college course on advertising techniques that Caples taught at Columbia University Graduate School of Business during the 1953-54 academic year.. Series Four, Client Files, contains …

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Robert Ledley Papers
Creators:
Ledley, Robert S.
National Biomedical Research Foundation. Georgetown University
Dates:
1972-1990
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1135
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Robert Ledley Papers document the development of the first whole-body diagnostic imaging system, the Automatic Computerized Transverse Axial (ACTA) X-ray Scanner by Ledley in 1973. Also included is material relating to Ledley's company, Digital Science Information Corporation (DISCO), as well as the public and medical communities' reactions to the scanner.

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Ernest Blumenschein papers
Creators:
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960
Dates:
1873-1964
Size:
2.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.blumerne
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of southwest painter and illustrator Ernest Blumenschein measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1873-1964. The collection documents Blumenschein's artistic career, his relationship with his wife and daughter, his love of the American southwest, and his involvement in the art community of Taos, New Mexico. Found are biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, scattered personal business records, writings, a large amount of juvenilia artwork, and photographs of artwork.

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Weir family papers
Creators:
Weir family
Dates:
1809-circa 1961
bulk 1830-1920
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.weirweir
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the prominent New York and Connecticut Weir family of artists measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1809-circa 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from 1830-1920. The papers are a collection of correspondence and photographs that constitute a small but vivid record of the influence and relationships of this family of Hudson River School, landscape, and miniature painters. Correspondence consists primarily of letters to painter John Ferguson Weir when he was director of the Yale School of Fine Arts, with scattered letters to his daughter Edith Weir (Perry), and a small amount of correspondence of Robert Weir, his daughter Carrie M. Mansfield, son-in-law Lewis William Mansfield, and Julia Bayard. Letters to John F. Weir are from many late-19th century artists, as well as actors, poets, lawyers, scholars, and clergymen, often concerning arrangements for visiting lectures at the school. Photographs are of Robert Walter Weir, Susan Bayard Weir, Julian Alden Weir, and artwork.

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Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives
Creators:
Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952
Smillie, T. W. (Thomas William), 1843-1917
Talman, Hugh (photographer)
Dates:
circa 1888-1899, 1906, 1993
Size:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0416
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Twenty glass plate negatives and reference copy prints of the images taken between the late 1880s and the early 1900s by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie. The images depict the skyline of Washington D.C., views from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, blueprints for the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, and an unidentified orchestra.

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Louis Pomerantz papers
Creators:
Pomerantz, Louis
Dates:
1937-1988
bulk 1950-1988
Size:
34.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.pomeloui
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Chicago art conservator, Louis Pomerantz, measure 34.2 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1988, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1950s-1980s. The papers document two principal aspects of Pomerantz's professional life: his conservation work for institutions and individuals, and the development of his professional expertise as documented through his writings and teachings, his continued conservation training, and his involvement in professional organizations. Files include scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, interviews, writings, project and client files, teaching and reference files, printed material, and photographic material primarily documenting conservation treatments and techniques.

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Berryman family papers
Creators:
Berryman family (Washington, D. C.)
Dates:
1829-1984
bulk 1882-1961
Size:
11.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.berrfami
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Berryman family papers measure 11.4 linear feet and date from 1829 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1882 to 1961. The collection presents a good overview of the careers of Washington Star cartoonist Clifford Berryman, his daughter, Star art critic, Florence, and to a lesser extent, son Jim Berryman.

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