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Creators:
Brooks, James, 1906-1992
Dates:
1909-2010
bulk 1930-2010
Size:
20.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.broojame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Abstract Expressionist painters James Brooks and Charlotte Park measure 18.7 linear feet and are dated 1909-2010, bulk 1930-2010. Correspondence, subject files, personal business records, printed material, and a sound recording document his painting career, interests, professional and personal activities. Also found are biographical materials, interviews, writings, and art work. The collection also includes papers of his wife, Abstract Expressionist painter Charlotte Park, regarding her painting career, personal life, activities as executor of James Brooks' estate, and some material concerning the James Brooks and Charlotte Park Brooks Foundation. There is a 1.4 linear foot addition to this collection donated in 2017 that includes 58 "week-at-a-glance" appointment books, three journals and one address/ telephone book of Charlotte Park; a hand written chronology with significant dates and notes; postcards and exhibition announcements sent to Charlotte and James; doodles; and a sketch, possibly by Don Kingman.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1984-2004
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-026
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials which document the creation and activities of the Hands On Science Center (HOSC) located in the National Museum of American History. HOSC was created as a part of the exhibition, Science and American Life which opened on April 27, 1994. The HOSC is a 1,500 square-foot interactive education center meant...

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Creators:
Zinnia
Dates:
1989-1993
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.zinzinn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Records and recollections of EyeWash (February 1989-October 1993) including a typescript, "EyeWash History-Zinnia's Perspective" by Zinnia, September 10, 1998, and other brief memoirs by EyeWash participants Ellen Gordon Gordon, Phyllis Jacobs, Margaret Paris, and Elizabeth Whiteley; correspondence regarding the editorial process; EyeWash "guidelin...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanisms
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities
Dates:
circa 1990-1995
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-171
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of these records document the administration and activities of Brown's office from 1991 to 1995. Subject files were created for administrative manners; Smithsonian staff, bureaus and offices with which Brown was in contact; and for outside organizations, issues, and events. Also included is a correspondence file which covers the years...

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Creators:
White, Ian McKibbin, 1929-
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994
Dates:
1980 November 24-1981 January 9
Size:
126 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.white80
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Ian McKibbin White conducted 1980 November 24-1981 January 9, by Thomas Carr Howe, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Borgatti, Jean
Dates:
1971-2003
Size:
3617 Slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm)
166 Contact sheets ((2 binders))
3555 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35 mm)
4 Notebooks ((1 box))
1 Cassette tape ((2 boxes))
25 Film reels (Super 8)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2016-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Jean Borgatti's collection dates from 1971 to 2003 and was created in Nigeria and Ghana. Much of the collection documents masquerades, shrines, festivals, market scenes, and ceremonies, and includes images of Urhobo, Uzairue, Ishan (Esan), Etsako, and Otuo peoples.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2008
Size:
11.5 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-271
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Cristián Sampier during his final months as Acting Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (January-June 2008), and the records of G. Wayne Clough, Secretary (July-December 2008). The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions,...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2009
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-309
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of G. Wayne Clough during his second year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda...

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Creators:
Mullican, Matt, 1951-
Dates:
circa 1968-2017
Size:
27.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mullmatt
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City and Berlin, Germany based multi-media and conceptual artist Matt Mullican measure 27.8 linear feet and date from circa 1968-2017. The collection consists of biographical material, including a few interview transcripts; correspondence; over 100 notebooks; gallery and exhibition files; project and commission files; personal business records; printed material; and photographs. The notebooks document nearly five decades of Mullican's work process and illustrate his material and conceptual explorations. Large sequences of gallery and exhibition files, as well as project and commission files comprise the remaining bulk of the collection, providing detailed documentation of his professional career, particularly from the 1980s-2000s.

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