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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1973-2009
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-571
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of minutes and materials from the board of trustees meetings at the National Museum of African Art. The board began in 1979 as the Commission of the Museum of African Art when the Smithsonian Institution first acquired the museum. With the name change of the museum in 1981, the group became the Commission of the Na...

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Creators:
Blum, Jerome, 1884-1956
Dates:
1915-circa 1969
bulk 1919-1935
Size:
3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.blumjero
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Jerome Blum measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1915 to circa 1969, with the bulk of the material dating from 1919 to 1935. Biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, artwork, and photographs document the painter's personal and professional life, and extensive travels.

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
2005-2007
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-088
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and production of Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery exhibitions during the tenure of Director Julian Raby. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries;" "In the Beginning: Bibles Befor...

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Creators:
Metchewais [McLain], Kimowan
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 Negatives (photographic)
1918 Slides (photographs)
989 Polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan Metchewais [McLain], significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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Creators:
Bartlett, Eliot, 1918-1992
Dates:
1930-1981
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bartelio
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of volunteer curatorial assistant Eliot Bartlett measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1981. The papers include correspondence, financial material, writings, photographic material, and printed material.

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Creators:
Barrett, Bill, 1934-
Dates:
1930-2013
bulk 1950-2013
Size:
8.9 Linear feet
2.7 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.barrbill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Bill Barrett measure 8.9 linear feet and 2.70 GB and date from 1930-2013, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-2013. The collection consists of biographical material, lectures, exhibition files, scrapbooks, printed and digital material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials that document Bill Barrett's career as a sculptor and painter.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities
Dates:
1989-1995
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the official functions of the Office of the Assistant Provost for Arts and Humanities (OAP-A/H) and its predecessors from 1989 through 1995, although the bulk of the records date from 1993 to 1995. They consist mostly of memoranda, correspondence, and reports generated both within and outside ...

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Creators:
Herzberg, Julia P.
Dates:
1977-1918
bulk 1987-2011
Size:
7.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.herzjuli
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of curator and art historian Julia P. Herzberg measure 7.6 linear feet and date from 1977-2018. Included are Herzberg's files on exhibitions and artists containing correspondence, printed material, interview transcripts, and notes and drafts by Herzberg. Artists include Wilfredo Lam, Doris Salcedo, Ana Mendieta, and Jorge Tacla among others.

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Creators:
Sturtevant, William C.
Dates:
1952-2007
Size:
220 Linear feet (The total extent of the collection is 191.41 linear feet (consisting of 473 document boxes and 2 record boxes) plus 254 sound recordings, 94 computer disks, 42 card file boxes, 85 oversize folders, 9 rolled items, 18 binder boxes, and 3 oversize boxes. Of the total extent, 4.79 linear feet (14 boxes) are restricted.)
Collection ID:
NAA.2008-24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and other professional activities. The collection is comprised of books, sound recordings, research and field notes, realia, artifacts, clippings, microfilm, negatives, slides, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, memorandums, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, and bibliographies.

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Creators:
Orswell, Lois, 1904-1998
Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954
Dates:
1945-1959
Size:
28 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.orswlois
Repository:
Archives of American Art

22 letters and postcards from Curt Valentin, written from Europe and New York City, regarding buying trips and suggesting purchases; and six letters from Richard Stankiewicz, regarding his sculpture, his studio, working on drawings, and planning a dinner with Orswell.

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