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Creators:
Los Angeles Art Association
Dates:
1922-1990
Size:
12.6 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.losangea
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Los Angeles Art Association records measure 12.6 linear feet and date from 1922-1990. Almost a third of the collection consists of artists' files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the association's relationship with numerous California and international artists. Also found are ten scrapbooks documenting exhibitions and events over the course of 50 years, administrative files, correspondence, subject files, exhibition files, financial and legal records, printed material, and photographic material depicting artists, events, and artwork. Scattered files of Executive Director Helen Wurdemann's are also found throughout the collection.

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Creators:
Reis, Bernard J.
Dates:
circa 1913-1983
Size:
2.1 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.reisbern
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York accountant and art collector Bernard J. Reis measure 2.1 linear feet and date from circa 1913 to 1983. The papers document his friendships with artists, his role as accountant for Art of This Century and the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation, and executor of the Mark Rothko Estate. Included are biographical and family papers, correspondence, professional files, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.

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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic Feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
Meiss, Millard, 1904-1975
Dates:
circa 1918-circa 1977
bulk 1950-1975
Size:
11.4 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.meismill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian, writer, and educator Millard Meiss measure 11.4 linear feet and date from circa 1918 to circa 1977, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 1975. The papers are comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writing projects and lectures, and professional files that document his post World War II work as chairman of the American Committee for the Restoration of Italian Monuments, among other work.

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Cidey, Guy
Breslar, Jon, 1949-2005
Dates:
1870-1984
bulk 1971-1982
Size:
7.2 Linear Feet (16 boxes, 21 cassette tapes, 12 audio reels, 1 map drawer )
Collection ID:
NAA.2007-04
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

These papers document Jon Breslar's fieldwork on Mayotte, Comoro Islands for his dissertation as well as his work developing a new housing policy for Mayotte. The collection contains his professional correspondence, field notes, research notes, his writings, writings by others, newspaper clippings, teaching materials for his Shimaore language course, photographs, maps, plant specimens, and sound recordings.

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Creators:
Barnett, H. G. (Homer Garner), 1906-1985
Dates:
1934-1973
Size:
7.5 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1975-17
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Homer Garner Barnett papers, 1934-1973, consist of papers, photographs, slides, maps, and periodicals primarily documenting his ethnological work among American Indians, Palauans, and the people of Netherlands New Guinea (Irian Jaya).

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Creators:
Maher, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1922-1987
Dates:
1944-1987
bulk 1954-1987
Size:
7 sound recordings
6.38 Linear Feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.1997-02
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Francis Maher (1922-1987) was an anthropologist with the University of Western Michigan whose work focused on Oceania. The collection documents his field research in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. His field research in Papua New Guinea focused on cultural change in the Purari Delta and the modernist Tommy Kabu Movement (1946-1968). His field research in the Philippines focused on the ethnological and archaelogical history and changes in the Ifugao province. The collection consists of field notes, excavation notes, census data, genealogy charts, grant applications, research files, research proposals, maps, correspondence, manuscripts, sound recordings, and photographs.

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Creators:
Peterson, Helen L.
Dates:
circa 1944 to circa 1990
Size:
55 Linear Feet ((estimated))
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.016
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Helen Peterson collection includes correspondence, notes, miscellaneous administrative documents, financial records, calendars, questionnaires, notes from interviews, survey forms, copies of resolutions, proceedings, speeches, programs, press releases, printed and processed material, and many other types of documents. Mainly these relate to Petersons's career and special interests between 1953 and 1970. There are also a few documents that concern the organizations which Peterson served for periods preceding or following her periods in office. Of special interest are the materials related to the NCAI, many of which supplement the records in that organization's files. The collection also includes documents that concern a wide range of Indian interests and activities.

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Creators:
Bonaparte, Roland, prince, 1858-1924
Dates:
circa 1883-1884
Size:
138 mounted prints (albumen, 5 album boxes)
13 Photographic prints (collotype, 1 album box)
64 Photographic prints (color, 1 album box)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-52
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographic portfolios made by Prince Roland Bonaparte in his "Collection Anthropologique" group. The bulk of the collection consists of individual portraits of "Peaux-Rouges" (Omaha Indians), "Kalmouks" (Kalmyks), "Hindous" (Hindus), "Hottentots" (Khoikhoi), Somalis, "Atchinois" (Acehnese), and Surinamese. There are also some images of clothing, dwellings and animals, including camels and horses.

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Creators:
Watkins, C. Malcolm
Dates:
1935-1979 and undated
Size:
3.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7322
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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