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Creators:
Parsons, Betty
Dates:
circa 1920-1991
bulk 1946-1983
Size:
57.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.parsbett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers measure 57.2 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1946-1983. Records provide extensive documentation of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1946 to its closing in 1983 and of the activities of Betty Parsons as one the leading art dealers of contemporary American Art in the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Over one third of the of the collection is comprised of artists files containing correspondence, price lists, and printed materials. Additional correspondence is with galleries, dealers, art institutions, private collectors, and the media. Also found are exhibition files, exhibition catalogs and announcements, sales records, stock inventories, personal financial records, and photographs. Betty Parsons' personal papers consist of early curatorial files, pocket diaries, personal correspondence, and evidence of her own artwork, including sketchbooks, and files documenting her personal art collection.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Museums
Dates:
circa 1967-1988
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, proposals, sketches, architectural drawings; photocopied newspaper articles; published and unpublished manuscripts; pamphlets; photographs; and testimonies.

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Creators:
Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935
Dates:
circa 1858-1965
2008
bulk 1870-1935
Size:
12.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.volkleon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

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.

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Creators:
Ankrum Gallery
Dates:
circa 1900-circa 1990s
bulk 1960-1990
Size:
41.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ankrgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Ankrum Gallery records measure 41.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to circa 1990s, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1990. The papers include over 395 artists files, general gallery correspondence, project files, administrative records, exhibition files, collector and client files, financial material, printed material, 1 unbound scrapbook, and photographs. Also included are personal papers of gallery founder Joan Ankrum and her nephew, artist Morris Broderson.

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Creators:
New York Artists Equity Association
Dates:
1920-2012
Size:
26.8 Linear feet
2.99 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.nyarteqa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the New York Artists Equity Association (NYAEA) measure 26.8 linear feet and 2.99 Gb and date from 1920-2012. The records include history and founding documents, presidents' files, board of directors' files that include monthly board meeting minutes, committee files and annual membership meeting minutes, general administrative and correspondence files, financial and legal files, event and program files, artists and subject files, extensive individual membership files, art project and exhibition files, Broome Street Gallery files, NYAEA publications that include issues of The Artists Proof, printed and digital materials, four scrapbooks, sketches created by artists attending a party in honor of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and photographs of member artists and events.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries
Dates:
1891-1957
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (15 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 84
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records originated mostly in the office of the Head Curator of the Department of Engineering and Industries, under Carl W. Mitman and Frank A. Taylor, but include records of several other curators, primarily Smith Hempstone Oliver and Paul E. Garber. The records include general correspondence, memoranda, and administrative files concerni...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Product Development and Licensing
Dates:
circa 1973-1994
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-007
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include correspondence with contracted and prospective companies; Smithsonian Institution Engagement Calendar solicited bids, design concepts, production progress, and distribution arrangements; product proposals, licensing contracts, and royalty agreements with private manufacturers; minutes of meetings; information pertaining ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1992-1999
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-066
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Constance Ernestine Berry Newman, which document her activities as Under Secretary of the Smithsonian. The records consist of correspondence and memoranda; institution-wide museum and departmental information; budgetary files; legislation; and information pertaining to the traveling exhibition "Am...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1971-1977
Size:
53 cu. ft. (53 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 358
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the construction of the new National Air and Space Museum (NASM) building, from ground-breaking in 1972 until opening in July 1976. The majority of the records were in the custody of the Building Management Division of the museum, while a smaller amount come from the Smithsonian's Office of Design and Construction. ...

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Creators:
Refregier, Anton, 1905-
Dates:
circa 1900-circa 1990
Size:
35.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.refranto
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Woodstock area painter, muralist, and designer, Anton Refregier (1905-1979) date from circa 1900 to circa 1990 and measure 35.9 linear feet. The collection records Refregier's early commercial work and murals for the Works Progress Adminstration (WPA) and documents his career through to the 1970s with records of commissions for many public and private buildings, exhibitions in the United States and abroad, teaching positions, essays and publications, and extensive travel, particularly to the Soviet Union and Mexico. The collection contains scattered biographical material, personal and business correspondence, notes and writings, 15 diaries and journals, mural and tapestry files, exhibition files, personal business records, printed material, 10 scrapbooks, artwork including sketches and cartoons for murals, and photographs of Refregier, his friends, family and travels.

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