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Creators:
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-
Dates:
1957-1989
Size:
7.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.gillsam
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of contemporary Color Field painter and educator Sam Gilliam measure 7.9 linear feet and date from 1957 to 1989. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, business records, printed material, subject files, a scrapbook, artwork, and photographic material that document Gilliam's life from his time as a student through his teaching, professorial, and artistic career. The collection highlights Gilliam's close involvement with the art institutions, racial politics, and artistic innovation taking place in 1960s through 1980s America, specifically in Washington D.C.

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Creators:
Peters, James Arthur, 1922-1972
Dates:
1927-1973 (Papers), 1927-1966 (Records)
Size:
24.25 cu. ft. (48 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7175
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers include both personal and professional correspondence and documents relating to Peters' academic and curatorial careers. Also included are files of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians maintained by Peters' predecessor, Doris Mable Cochran (1898-1968). Correspondents include Jorge W. Abalos, M. Acosta-Solis, Kraig Kerr Adl...

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Creators:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909
Dates:
1843-1990
bulk 1884-1909
Size:
27.74 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kurtchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator, museum director, collector, dealer, and editor Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909), measure 27.74 linear feet and date from 1843-1990 (bulk dates 1884-1909). The bulk of the collection consists of detailed chronological correspondence between Kurtz and his wife and family, friends, colleagues, and business associates that documents many notable exhibitions, galleries, museums, private collections, as well as cities, people, and events of the period. Also found in the collection are Kurtz's diaries, scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
Voigt, Walter H.
Dates:
1891-1979
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1195
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of the brewing beer industry in the mid-Atlantic region primarily between the 1890s and the 1960s. Materials includeing correspondence, class notes, beer labels, journal reprints, technical papers, trade literature, legal papers, magazine articles, cartoons, books, and literature from the Master Brewers Association of America.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations
Dates:
1960, 1971-2000
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-255
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of images of facilities and collections maintained by the National Museum of Natural History. Images primarily depict the Natural History Building and the Museum Support Center and document the moving and storage of collections. Some images document staff, events, or equipment. Photographic materials include prints, ...

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Creators:
Ailey, Alvin
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-
Dates:
1961-2004
Size:
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2013.245
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.

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Creators:
Kennedy Galleries
Dates:
1864-circa 1983
Size:
1.28 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fleimart
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Kennedy Galleries Miscellaneous Records date from 1864 - circa 1983 and measure 1.28 linear feet. These scattered records were compiled by gallery owner Martha Fleischman and relate to art collections and artists historically represented by or associated with the gallery. The collection includes a few letters, one essay, reports, ledger pages, a certificate, printed materials, and photographs of artists and artwork, particularly artwork by Walt Kuhn.

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Creators:
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Dates:
1866-1868
Size:
61 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.077
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) was a photographer best known for his portraits of President Abraham Lincoln, his American Civil War photographs, and his photographs of American Indian delegations. This collection contains 61 albumen prints that were shot by Gardner circa 1866-1868 and held in General William T. Sherman's personal collection. Photographs depict American Indian tribes and Peace Commissioners involved in the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty; photographs shot along the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division in 1867; and photographs of American Indian delegations visiting Washington, D. C. from 1866-1868.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Dates:
circa 1955-1985
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-116
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document research, exhibition planning, and collecting activities of the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering for the Hall of Civil Engineering and the Hall of Heavy Machinery in the National Museum of American History. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Robert M. Vogel, Assistant Curator, 1958-1960, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Council
Dates:
1991-1999
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-037
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Smithsonian Council records maintained by Neil G. Kotler, Council Coordinator, Office of the Provost, during the tenture of Provost J. Dennis O'Connor (1995-2001). The records include memoranda and correspondence documenting administrative activities of the Council; meeting minutes; biographical information on curren...

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