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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1971-2010
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-612
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the research, development, fundraising, publicity, production, and execution of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Renwick Gallery. Curators represented include Virginia M. Mecklenburg, Joann Moser, Toby Jurovics, and Merry A. Foresta. Also includes materials ...

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Creators:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art
Dates:
1883-1962
bulk 1885-1962
Size:
265.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.carninst
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art measure 265.8 linear feet and date from 1883-1962, with the bulk of the material dating from 1885-1940. The collection includes extensive correspondence between the museum's founding director, John Beatty, and his successor, Homer Saint-Gaudens, with artists, dealers, galleries, collectors, museum directors, representatives abroad, shipping and insurance agents, and museum trustees. The collection also includes Department of Fine Arts interoffice memoranda and reports; loan exhibition files; Carnegie International planning, jury, shipping, and sale records; Department of Fine Arts letterpress copy books, and a copy of the original card catalog index to these records.

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Creators:
Ponce de Leon, Michael, b. 1922
Dates:
1943-1979
Size:
1.1 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.poncmich
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence; sketchbooks; writings; photographs; drawings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1967-2001
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-012
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting incoming loans for exhibitions at the National Museum of American History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; loan agreements and contracts; condition reports; object disposition forms and lists; exhibition installation and design information, brochures, and scripts; damage ...

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Administration
Dates:
1964-1980
Size:
15 cu. ft. (30 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 447
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include administrative subject files, personnel records, financial and budgetary materials, and exhibition files. The administrative subject files contain letters, memoranda, reports, inventories, and other records which chronicle the day-to-day operations of NCFA. Among these are correspondence with NCFA curators and Smithsonian...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Education and Museum Programs. Publications Office
Dates:
2013-2014
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-032
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the publications: Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes and For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw. Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes was published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the George Gustav Heye C...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1992-2005
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-186
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project management and projects files created and maintained by Deputy Director Douglas E. Evelyn and pertain to specific National Museum of the American Indian projects, such as special exhibitions, digitization projects, and film festivals. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, exhibition schedules, rep...

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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. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
circa 1978-1990
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-108
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning and creation of exhibits produced by the Office of Exhibits Central (OEC) for various Smithsonian Institution bureaus and divisions. About half the material deals with Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) exhibits, the remainder with exhibits prepared for the...

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Creators:
Willis, Bailey, 1857-1949
McGee, W J, 1853-1912
Dates:
circa 1903-1904
Size:
6 Prints (duplicates not counted, silver gelatin)
1 color lithograph
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.121
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs and a lithograph probably collected by W J McGee during the first decade of the 20th century. The photographs were probably made by Bailey Willis during his 1903 expedition to China and were collected by W. J. McGee for his US Department of Agriculture bulletin on Soil Erosion (1911); they document terraced rice fields in China. The lit...

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