Query: Washington (D.C.) -- photographs -- 1930-1950
Prentiss Taylor papers
Creators:
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991
Dates:
1885-1991
Size:
20.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.taylpren
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection measures 20.8 linear feet, dates from 1885 to 1991 (bulk dates 1908-1986) and documents the career of lithographer, teacher, and painter Prentiss Taylor. The collection consists primarily of subject/correspondence files (circa 16 ft.), reflecting Prentiss' career as a lithographer and painter, his association with figures prominent in the Harlem Renaissance, notably Carl Van Vechten and Langston Hughes, his activities as president of the Society of Washington Printmakers and other art organizations, his work in art therapy treating mental illness, and his teaching position at American University. The subject files contain mostly correspondence, but many include photographs and printed material. Also included are biographical, financial, legal and printed material; several hundred photographs; notes and writings; sketchbooks, drawings and a few prints by Taylor; and scrapbooks dating from 1885-1956.

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Jeff Donaldson papers
Creators:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004
Dates:
1918-2005
bulk 1960s-2005
Size:
12.5 Linear feet
0.003 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.donajeff
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American artist and educator Jeff Donaldson measure 12.5 linear feet and 0.003 GB and date from 1918 to 2005, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1960s to 2005. The collection documents Donaldson's work as a professional artist, his academic career at Howard University, and his leadership role in the Black Arts Movement through biographical material, a small amount of professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings by Donaldson and others, research files, artist files, sound recordings of interviews Donaldson conducted with over 40 artists, teaching files, exhibition files, printed and digital material, and photographs. Also found are detailed records of his professional activities and leadership roles in AfriCOBRA, CONFABA, FESTAC, and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), including documentation on the Wall of Respect mural.

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Samuel Yellin Collection
Creators:
Yellin, Samuel, 1885-1940
Davis, Myra Tolmach
Hofmeister, Richard
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
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Dates:
circa 1928 -1930
circa 1971-1975
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 2 films, 2 mp4 files)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0254
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Samuel Yellin was an American master blacksmith. In 1910, he built the Arch Street Metalworker's studio.

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Elizabeth McCausland papers
Creators:
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965
Dates:
1838-1995
bulk 1920-1960
Size:
45 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mccaeliz
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art critic, writer, and historian Elizabeth McCausland measure 45 linear feet and date from 1838 to 1995, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920 to 1960. The collection provides a vast accumulation of research data on various artists and aspects of American art, especially the early American modernists and the Federal Arts Projects. Papers include McCausland's extensive research and writing files, particularly on Marsden Hartley, E. L. Henry, Lewis Hine, George Inness, and Alfred H. Maurer. McCausland's correspondence with artists includes a substantial amount with Arthur Dove and Alfred Stieglitz. Her collaborative work with Berenice Abbott on the Changing New York book and series of photographs is well-documented within the collection. Also found are general writings, subject files, files relating to exhibitions, teaching, and committees, photographs, art work, personal papers, and printed material. Additional McCausland material donated later from the estate of Berenice Abbott include biographical materials, project files, writings, and printed materials.

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Waldo L. Schmitt Papers
Dates:
1907-1978
Size:
79.56 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (121 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (4 12x17 boxes) (60 3x5 boxes) (3 5x8 boxes) (2 film boxes) (oversize material)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7231
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Waldo LaSalle Schmitt provide comprehensive documentation of his professional career, 1907-1977. They also illustrate, to a lesser degree, his personal life. Particularly well represented in the papers is material concerning Schmitt's carcinological research, his curatorial and administrative careers at the United States National Museum (USNM), his career as …

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Francis Chapin papers
Creators:
Chapin, Francis, 1899-1965
Dates:
1917-1984
Size:
0.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.chapfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical documents; correspondence; art works; scrapbooks; photographs; and printed material.

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Webster Prentiss True Papers
Dates:
1914-1972
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession T91027
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Webster Prentiss True served the Institution as Editor, 1919-1939, and was given the title of Chief of the Editorial Division, Smithsonian Institution Press, in 1940, a position he held until his retirement in 1951. These papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, and various project files relating to exhibitions, television programs, lectures, and presentations.

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Robert Chapman Turner papers
Creators:
Turner, Robert Chapman, 1913-2005
Dates:
circa 1917-2005
Size:
13.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.turnrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of ceramicist Robert Chapman Turner measure 13.3 linear feet and date from circa 1917 to 2005. The papers document Turner's career as an educator and studio potter through biographical material, correspondence, writings, teaching files, professional files including lectures, subject files, printed material, and photographs.

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Albert Christ-Janer papers
Creators:
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973
Dates:
1915-circa 1993
bulk 1930-1981
Size:
54.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.chrialbe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian, educator, painter, and printmaker Albert Christ-Janer measure 56.3 linear feet and date from 1915 to circa 1993, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1930 to 1981. The papers include biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, writings, professional files, project files, teaching files, exhibition files, financial and estate records, printed material, scrapbooks and scrapbook material, photographs, artwork, and artifacts.

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Lou Newman Collection of Baseball Memorabilia
Creators:
Newman, Louis
Dates:
1895-1999
Size:
4 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0696
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Baseball memorabilia, including postcards, of teams, players, venues and other baseball-related topics; team programs, 1930s-1990s, mostly for minor league teams but including a few major league teams; sheet music; advertising on baseball topics; posters; black-and-white photographs of baseball players and teams; and ephemeral items such as ticket stubs.

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