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Creators:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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Tolman, Ruel P. (Ruel Pardee), 1878-1954
Dates:
1909-1964
Size:
1.75 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7433
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Ruel P. Tolman Collection contains official correspondence; biographical information; photocopies of prints, drawings and photographs; and scrapbooks. Included are papers relating to Tolman's work as a graphic artist, his interest in miniature painting, and his participation in arts-related organizations. Of particular interest are four s...

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Valentine, P. O. (33 Homestead, Park, Newark)
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934
Belden & Company (45 Clinton Street, Newark, N.J.)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
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Dates:
1897-1963
bulk 1897-1936
Size:
15 Cubic feet (71 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0214
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The contents of the collection date from 1897 to 1936. The bulk of the collection consists of loose-leaf binders of photo prints of forty-one Cass Gilbert buildings under construction between 1908 and 1936. (This represents less than half of his firm's total output.) The volumes are arranged alphabetically by name of building. A few additional ph...

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Creators:
Van Schaick, C.J.
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925
Smith, Huron H. (Huron Herbert), 1883-1933
Dates:
circa 1870 to before 1926
Size:
454 Negatives (photographic)
99 Photographic prints (black and white)
5 Lantern slides
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.036
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Tribes covered in the photographs are: Arapaho, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Iowa, Iroquois, Mahican, Menomini, Ojibwa, Oto, Plains Cree, Potawatomi, Seminole, Seri, Shinnecock, Sioux, Winnebago, Zuni Pueblo. The majority of photographs (552) have Skinner listed as the photographer and presumably are photographs he took on his expeditions. However, 104 photos are of the Seminole in Florida. According to Dennis P. Carey's biography of Skinner (Unpublished? 1980) Julian Q. Dimock, a well-known photographer, accompanied him on his expedition to the Seminole in Florida; how many of the photos were taken by Dimock is unknown, but he is listed as the photographer for 23 of them. Skinner's other photographs are of the Seneca Iroquois in New York; the Zuni Pueblo and Hawikku site; several tribes in Wisconsin; the Chippewa in Minnesota; and miscellaneous shots taken in Canada, Costa Rica, Florida and New York. Two photographs of the Mahican were taken by Huron H. Smith (1923) and two of the Winnebago were taken by C.J. Van Schaick (c. 1870). The remaining photographs have no photographer listed but were in Skinner's collection of photographs and are of varying tribes with dates ranging from 1909 to 1923.

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Creators:
Garrels, Gary.
Yablonsky, Linda, 1948-
Dates:
2016 September 12
Size:
1 Item (sound files (3 hrs., 7 min.), digital, wav)
73 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.garrel16
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Gary Garrels conducted 2016 September 12, by Linda Yablonsky, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at the San Francisco Museum of Art in San Francisco, California.

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Creators:
Halasz, Piri
Dates:
circa 1950-2017
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
0.179 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.halapiri
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Piri Halasz are dated circa 1950-2017, and measure 1.6 linear feet and 0.179 GB. The collection consists of correspondence with Clement Greenberg and a number of well-known artists; writings including article and book manuscripts, drafts of lectures, talks, and born-digital presentations; interview transcripts and sound recordings; exhibition reviews; research; biographical material; photographs; and printed material documenting Halasz's activities as an art critic, writer and curator.

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Creators:
Aldrich, Larry
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1972 April 25-June 10
Size:
9 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 5 in.)
385 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.aldric72
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of Larry Aldrich conducted 1972 April 25-June 10, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Aldrich speaks of his acquisitions and his program for selling art at Christmas and praises William S. Lieberman as "the curator of collectors". He discusses funds given to museums by the Larry Aldrich Foundation; visits to artists' studi...

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Creators:
Richenburg, Robert
Dates:
circa 1910s-2008
Size:
5.3 Linear feet
4.32 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.richrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Robert Richenburg papers, circa 1910s-2008, measure 5.3 linear feet and 4.32 GB. Biographical material, correspondence, subject files, writings, sound and video recordings, printed material, and photographs document the professional career and personal life of the educator and New York School painter and sculptor best known for his Abstract Expressionist paintings.

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Creators:
Hess, Thomas B.
Dates:
1939-1978
Size:
10 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hessthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York editor and art critic Thomas Hess measure 10.0 linear feet and date from 1939 to 1978. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, extensive writings and notes, artists and subject files that also include recorded conversations with artists and others, printed materials, photographic materials, and artwork.

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Creators:
MacCameron, Robert Lee, 1866-1912
Dates:
1894-1913
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.maccrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence and letters; writings and notes; and miscellany. Correspondence with clients John W. Harrop, Robert L. Gerry, Cornelia H. Gerry, Robert Goelet, the Duchess of Rutland, Nina Eustis and others concerning portrait commissions; letters from museum directors and curators John W. Beatty (Carnegie Institute), R. A. Holland (City Art Museum,...

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