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Creators:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division
Dates:
circa 1920-1965
bulk 1935-1942
Size:
12.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fedeartp14
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection dates from circa 1920-1965, with the bulk of the records spanning the active years of the Federal Art Project (FAP), 1935-1942. The collection comprises 12.4 linear feet of mostly photographic prints and negatives that document primarily artwork produced by artists employed by the FAP. A smaller number of photographs also document other programs of the FAP, such as art classes and community centers, exhibitions by children and adults, artwork installed in public buildings, project divisions, and demonstrations of art processes by FAP artists.

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Creators:
Sills, Thomas, 1914-
Dates:
1955-1968
Size:
1 microfilm reel (100 items on partial microfilm reel)
Collection ID:
AAA.sillthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter Thomas A. Sills contains correspondence, exhibition catalogs, exhibition announcements, clippings, and miscellany.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
circa 1988-2012
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-079
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the development of exhibitions for the Arts and Industries Building, the Smithsonian Institution Building, and the International Gallery. The Arts and Industries Building, Office of Exhibitions was formed when Ellen Dorn was appointed as Director of Exhibitions for the Arts and Industries Building...

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Creators:
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977
Dates:
circa 1862-1985
bulk 1890-1985
Size:
20.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.spohclay
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Clay Spohn papers measure 20.4 linear feet and date from circa 1862 to 1985 with the bulk of the material dating from 1890 to 1985. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes and writings, art work, printed material, and photographs which reflect the life and career of painter and educator Clay Spohn.

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Creators:
Society of American Graphic Artists
Dates:
1916-1992
Size:
6.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 6 reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.sociamga
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence; biographical material on artists; reports; financial records; photographs; slides; scrapbooks, and printed material.

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Saint, Lawrence B., 1885-1961
Washington Cathedral
Dates:
1926-1936
Size:
9.3 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0090
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of chemical formulae developed by Lawrence Saint for use in his stained glass work at the Washington National Cathedral. There are supporting samples, records, and notes.

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Creators:
Francis, Henry Sayles, 1902-1994
Dates:
[ca. 1924-1983]
Size:
5 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 6 reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.franhenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical information, correspondence, subject files, notebooks, photographs, clippings, price lists concern Francis' work at the Cleveland Museum of Art, his friendship with George Kates, and his interest in painter William Sommer.

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Creators:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011
Dates:
circa 1938-2011
Size:
26.25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2017-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Edmund Snow Carpenter (1922-2011) was an archaeologist and visual anthropologist who worked extensively with the indigenous peoples of the Canadian Arctic as well as Papua New Guinea. With his colleague and close collaborator Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), he laid the groundwork for modern media theory. Carpenter is also known for his work as an ethnographic filmmaker and as a collector of Paleo-Eskimo art. The Papers of Edmund Carpenter, circa 1938-2011, document the research interests and projects undertaken by Carpenter in the fields of cultural anthropology, ethnographic filmmaking, media theory, archaeology, and indigenous art.

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Creators:
Rosenthal, Nan
Dates:
circa 1940-2013
Size:
17.1 Gigabytes
26.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rosenan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of curator Nan Rosenthal measure 26.6 linear feet and 17.1 gigabytes and date from circa 1940-2013. There is a small amount of biographical material; correspondence, mostly letters from her first husband Otto Piene; project and research files encompassing her work as a curator and historian; as well as teaching files; and thousands of slides organized by subject. Among Rosenthal's research and project files are sound recordings and transcripts from dozens of interviews Rosenthal conducted with artists including Howard Hodgkin, Anselm Kiefer, friends and family of Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg and friends, George Rickey, Claus Oldenburg, and Sangbin Im. In addition to paper records, the collection also includes a large number of sound recordings, video recordings, and born digital material.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department
Dates:
1988-1993
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-128
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the planning, development, installation, fundraising, and publicity of the exhibition Crosscurrents of Modernism: Four Latin American Pioneers, created for the Columbus Quincentenary and curated by Valerie J. Fletcher. Materials include memoranda, correspondence, floor plans, budget informa...

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