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Creators:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
circa 1910-1940, 1950s
Size:
21.3 Linear feet ((51 document boxes))
Collection ID:
SAAM.Photo.MET
Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center

Originally assembled by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for study purposes, this collection is comprised of 2,790 black-and-white photographs documenting the work of 250 sculptors.

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Creators:
Held, John, 1947-
Dates:
bulk 1973-2013
1947-2018
Size:
12.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.heldjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of rubberstamp and artistamp artist, performance artist, collector of mail art, and fine arts librarian John Held, Jr. date from 1947-2018, bulk 1973-2013, and measure 12.9 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, 18 printed diaries, letters received by Held from mail artists around the world, art work consisting of artistamps designed by miscellaneous mail artists, interview transcripts, writings, project and event files, printed material, mail art sent for the Gutai Historical Survey Exhibition held at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013, and a collection of biographical material presented by Held at a Mail Art Study Day held at the Archives of American Art in 2018.

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Dates:
1895-1897
Size:
65 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
65 photographic prints (albumen (1 box), black & white)
65 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of inhabitants and landscapes of Southern Nigeria. Images include views of Old Calabar; colonial architecture, interior and exterior; Christmas group portrait; Queens Diamond Jubilee, 1897, in Calabar; portraits of Africans employed by the colonials; wedding in Creektown; sports in Calabar; Niger Coast Protectorate marching band; chiefs at Native Court, Calabar; soldier from the Gold Coast Protectorate with Benin medal; a yacht; dance at the late King Duke's IX quarters, Calabar; Chief Essien-Etum, Calabar; King Epo Honesty III, Creektown; Chief Coffee Adam Lion Bar; Chief's Coco's war canoe; and Calabar women with their attendants.

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Creators:
Butler, Mary
Dates:
1853-1946
bulk 1884-1946
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.butlmary
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of landscape painter Mary Butler date from 1853-1946, bulk 1884-1946, and measure 1.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, correspondence, and records relating to Butler's long participation in the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Also found are notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs of Butler, her friends, her studio in Ogunquit, Maine, her landscape paintings, and exhibition installations.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
2015
Collection ID:
Accession 16-076
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue from the Collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and Camille O. and William H. Cosby Jr." website as it existed on July 16, 2015. The website accompanies a physical exhibition titled "Conversations: African and African Am...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1989-01 - 1989-03
Size:
0.84 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-005
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition of selected works by artists affiliated with the DCAA. The show was curated by William Dorsey, Delilah Pierce, and Peter L. Robinson Jr. and exhibited at the Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution from January 1989 to March 1989. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, exhibit scripts, administrative records, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.

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Creators:
Davis, Robert Tyler
Dates:
1924-1960, 1979
Size:
0.94 cu. ft. (1 half document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-085
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Robert Tyler Davis (1904-1978) was born in Los Angeles, California. He was a museum administrator and an educator in art and art history, specializing in Pacific Northwest Native American art, and decorative arts, particularly tapestries. He graduated from Franklin High School, Los Angeles, and studied art history, drawing, and painting at the...

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Creators:
Hillier, Arthur Edmonds, Major, d. 1944
Dates:
circa 1935
Size:
36 photographs (1 photograph album, black and white)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2006-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection consists of an album containing 36 photographs taken by Maj. Arthur E. Hillier, a British Army officer serving with the Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force, circa 1935. The images are portrait photographs, which were used to identify local staff and employees. Individuals from a variety of culture groups are depicted, including the Hausa, Yoruba, Kanuri, Nupe, Fula, Dakakari, Bella, Baggara, Sara, Angas, Tiv, Bagirmi and Zarma peoples.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
2015
Collection ID:
Accession 15-226
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the online exhibition "Sailors and Daughters: Early Photography and the Indian Ocean" as it existed on April 21, 2015. The exhibition is part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art's "Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean: From Oman to East Africa" project. Materials are in electronic format.

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Creators:
Igoe, Lynn, 1937-2006
Igoe, James
Dates:
1883
1968-1996
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.igoelynn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Lynn and James Igoe papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date primarily from 1968 to 1996 with a single receipt dating from 1883. The papers include correspondence primarily related to the Igoes' book 250 Years of Afro-American Art: An Annotated Bibliography, but also related to the Federal Tax Reform Act of 1969 and its effect on artists, as well as correspondence from artists to Norman Pendergraft; artist files; and printed material.

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