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Creators:
Michals, Duane
Dates:
circa 1940-2019
Size:
7.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.michduan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York based photographer Duane Michals date from circa 1940-2019 and measure 7.5 linear feet. This small collection includes Michals' correspondence from the 1970s, printed material, photographs of Michals, as well as photographic prints he has taken for commercial and artistic projects. There is a 6.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated 2019 and 2020 that includes primarily photographs taken by Michals of actors, writers, friends, family and classmates; photo books, postcards, assemblages, photo-sequences by Michals; an Yves St. Laurent portfolio; and photographs of Michals. Additional material includes biographical information, correspondence, printed material and a catalog on CD.

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Creators:
Mills, Agnes, 1915-2008
Dates:
1948-1999
bulk 1974-1993
Size:
1.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.millagne
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker and sculptor Agnes Mills measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1948 to 1999, with the bulk of the material from 1974 to 1993. Her enduring interest in dance theatre is demonstrated in the papers. Reminiscences of her time in the WPA, artist statements, sketchbooks, and a bound compilation of publicity, biographical notes, and images of artwork provide an overview of her professional accomplishments. The collection also includes curricula vitae; correspondence; writings by and about the artist; price lists and inventories; articles, news clippings, press releases and exhibition announcements; original artwork; and photographs of both the artist and her work.

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Creators:
Newman, Elias, 1903-
Dates:
1922-1981
Size:
1.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.newmelia
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York painter, writer, and educator Elias Newman measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1981. Newman's participation in exhibitions and various art related organizations, notably Artists Equity Association, is documented through biographical material, correspondence, notes, writings, organizational records, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Norton, William Edward, 1843-1916
Dates:
circa 1880
circa 1990
Size:
0.42 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.nortwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The sixty-nine glass plate negatives of marine painter William Edward Norton (1843-1916) measure 0.42 linear feet and date from circa 1880 and include one image of Norton, and images of unidentified women and children, presumably members of Norton's family. Other negatives are of boats and sailing ships or show buildings and river and street scenes; two images are of paintings of ships. Also found is a folder of contact sheets, circa 1990, made from sixty-five of the negatives.

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Creators:
Oliva, Tomás, 1930-1996
Dates:
circa 1969-1996
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.olivtoma
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This small collection of papers of Cuban born sculptor and painter Tomás Oliva measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1969-1996. Found among the papers are a chronology; life documents; exhibition catalogs, including one from the 1993 exhibition of three of the original Los Once Cuban artist's group forty years after their first exhibition in Havana; one letter from Cyndee Levy-Angulo; notes and poetry; a photograph of Oliva with José Antonio Díaz Peláez; photographs of sculpture, two sketchbooks; and loose sketches and doodles.

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Creators:
Olitski, Joan C., 1937-
Olitski, Jules, 1922-2007
Dates:
1981-2004
Size:
0.02 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.olitjoan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The notes of painter and sculptor Jules Olitski to Joan Olitski measure 0.02 linear feet and date from 1981-2004. The collection comprises of ten humorous love notes, some illustrated, written by Jules Olitski to his wife, Joan. Olitski wrote the notes to his wife (also known as Kristina) in the morning when he left his studio after working through the night.

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Municipal Art Society of New York
Dates:
1901-1960
Size:
3.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.muniartn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York, based out of New York City and established in 1893, measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. The records include minutes from the annual and directors meetings, which incorporate reports, directors' files, committee files, and printed material. Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board that detail the organization's Permanent Fund are also present.

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Creators:
Reid, Robert Dennis, 1924-2000
Dates:
1961-1977
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.reidrobd
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This small collection of papers of African American artist and educator Robert Dennis Reid consists primarily of correspondence (75 items), and scattered exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, and photographs and slides of Reid's artwork. There is also one photograph of Reid. Within the correspondence are six letters from Romare Bearden.

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Creators:
Quincy, Edmund, 1903-1997
Dates:
1891-1955
bulk 1935-1955
Size:
0.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.quinedmu
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Edmund Quincy measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1891-1955, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1935-1955. In addition to biographical materials, letters, price lists, printed items, and a scrapbook documenting his painting career, Quincy's papers also include family photographs and a scrapbook concerning the political career of his father, Josiah Quincy, Mayor of Boston. Material concerning Quincy's father in some cases predates Quincy's birth. Also included are a diploma and drawings by Quincy.

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Creators:
Powers, Preston, 1842 or 1843-1904
Dates:
1971-1992
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
AAA.powerich
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Richard J. Powell papers date from 1971 through 1992 and mostly concern Powell's research and writings on painter William H. Johnson. Found is correspondence with curators, scholors, arts administrators, and U.S., Danish, and Scandinavian museums and associations. The papers also include two of Powell's illustrated research and travel journals from 1984 and 1985, printed materials concerning the exhibition Powell curated in 1991 at the National Museum of American Art Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946, research files that contain photocopies of original Johnson archival documents from various research repositories, and photographs (copy prints) of Johnson and his artwork.

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