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Creators:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966
Sears & Wendell
Olmsted Brothers
Harvard University
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Dates:
1899-1964
Size:
44.5 Cubic feet (4,317 glass negatives. 363 film negatives. 182 glass lantern slides. 12 photograph albums. 56 plans and drawings. 3 monographs. )
Collection ID:
AAG.SRS
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and 3 monographs by or about Sears.

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Creators:
Ebendorf, Robert, 1938-
Rosolowski, Tacey A.
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2004 April 16-18
Size:
96 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.ebendo04
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Robert Ebendorf conducted 2004 April 16-18, by Tacey Rosolowski, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Greenville, N.C.

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Creators:
Raymond, Arthur
Dates:
bulk 1933-1976
Size:
0.39 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2017.0030
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the correspondence, notes, and official documents between NASA Administrator James Webb and Arthur Raymond, NASA consultant, 1961-1976. The correspondence covers a range of topics including policy evaluation, commentary, and recommendations relating to NASA's relationship with government, industry, universities and the m...

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Creators:
Bringle, Cynthia, 1939-
Kirwin, Liza
Dates:
1992 January 22
Size:
51 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.bringl92
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Cynthia Bringle conducted 1992 January 22, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Simmons, Philip, 1912-2009
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2001 April 4-5
Size:
30 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.simmon01
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Philip Simmons conducted 2001 April 4-5, by Mary Douglas, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Simmons' home and workshop, Charleston, South Carolina.

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Creators:
Guermonprez, Trude, 1910-1976
Dates:
circa 1900-1987
bulk 1932-1976
Size:
1.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.guertrud
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of fiber artist and educator Trude Guermonprez measure 1.2 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1987 with the bulk of the material dating from 1932 to 1976. The collection includes biographical material, diaries, correspondence, printed material, artwork, and photographs.

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Creators:
Laybourne, Roxie C., 1910-2003 interviewee
Dates:
2001
Size:
17 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9610
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Scherr, Mary Ann, 1931-
Dates:
1941-2013
bulk 1960-2000
Size:
4 Linear feet
0.282 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.schemary
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of jeweler and designer Mary Ann Scherr measure 4.0 linear feet and 0.282 GB and date from 1941 to 2013, with the bulk of the material from 1960 to 2000. Scherr's career is documented through scattered biographical material and a digital video recording of an interview; correspondence with museums, universities, professional entities, and colleagues; writings by her as well as professional and student writings about her; business records documenting projects and connections with institutions and organizations; news clippings, promotional ephemera, catalogs, posters, and other printed materials; and photographs of Scherr and of her artwork. An additional 2.0 linear feet donated in 2016 includes biographical material including information about Scherr's children, resumes and awards; personal and professional correspondence; teaching files and material regarding honorary degrees; project files pertaining to Scherr's "Body Monitors" jewelry; financial records including invoices for projects and supplies; photographs of Scherr with her designs, with others, and of works of art; artwork consisting of designs, illustrations, and computer clip art design; and printed material.

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Creators:
Karnes, Karen, 1925-2016
Shapiro, Mark, 1955-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2005 August 9-10
Size:
65 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.karnes05
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Karen Karnes conducted 2005 Augest 9-10, by Mark Shapiro, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home and studio, in Morgan, Vermont.

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Creators:
Trotman, Bob, 1947-
Hanzal, Carla, 1965-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2005 September 14
Size:
51 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.trotma05
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Robert Trotman conducted 2005 September 14, by Carla Hanzal, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's studio, in Casar, N.C.

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