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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
circa 1935-1978
Size:
14000 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm)
30000 Slides (photographs) (color)
80,000 Photographic prints (b&w, 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.

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Creators:
Singletary, Preston, 1963-
Savig, Mary, 1982-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2011 March 23-24
Size:
8 Items (Sound recording: 8 sound files (3 hr., 48 min.), digital, wav)
55 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.single11
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Preston Singletary conducted 2011 March 23-24, by Mary Savig, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Singletary's studio, in Seattle, Washington.

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Creators:
Okada, Frank S. (Frank Sumio), 1931-2000
Johns, Barbara
Dates:
1990 Aug. 16-17
Size:
87 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.okada90
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Frank Okada conducted 1990 Aug. 16-17, in Seattle, Wash., by Barbara Johns, for the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American Project. Okada discusses his parents' background; his family including his brothers, John, author of "No-No Boy," and Charlie, a graphic designer; traveling to Japan for the Pacific Northwest Artists ...

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Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
1961-circa 2005
Size:
6567 Slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.

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Creators:
Somerson, Rosanne, 1954-
Michie, Thomas S.
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2006 August 7 and 2007 June 22
Size:
61 Pages (Transcripts)
Collection ID:
AAA.somers06
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Rosanne Somerson conducted 2006 August 7-2007 June 22, by Thomas Michie, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, Rhode Island. In part one of this interview, Somerson speaks of growing up outside of Phil...

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Creators:
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918
Dates:
1731-1918
Size:
1.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hartchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection dates from 1731-1917 and measures 1.7 linear feet comprised of 226 letters, portrait prints, and other documents signed by American artists.

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Creators:
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003
Dates:
1923-1993
Size:
5.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rubelewi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Journals, correspondence, writings, sketchbooks, interview, photographs and printed material document Rubenstein's painting career. A series of files relate to Rubenstein's longtime friendship with his teacher, Rico Lebrun.

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Creators:
Drutt, Helen Williams
Pacini, Marina
Sewell, Darrel, 1939-
Dates:
1991 July 5-October 20
Size:
264 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.drutt91
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Helen Williams Drutt English conducted 1991 July 5-1991 October 20, by Darrel Sewell and Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics
Dates:
1965-1986
Size:
36.5 cu. ft. (73 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 330
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Department of Aeronautics from 1966-1986, a period marked by intensive planning for the new museum, its construction and opening in July 1976, and the emergence of the National Air and Space Museum as a large and important bureau of the Smithsonian and the most visited museum in the world. At the begi...

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Creators:
Schwarcz, June, 1918-2015
Fisch, Arline M.
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2001 January 21
Size:
75 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.schwar01
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of June Schwarcz conducted 2001 January 21, by Arline M. Fisch, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Schwarcz's home and studio, Sausalito, California.

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