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Creators:
Thresher, Brainerd Bliss
Dates:
1935-1938
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.threbrai
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Typescripts of letters from Thresher written to his family during his travels to Europe, East Asia, and southern Africa. The letters, while primarily conventional reports of noteworthy sites, include extensive references to works of art. A few items of printed material relating to Thresher are also included, including a short article by Thresher on...

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Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971
Selvig, Forrest
Dates:
1968 August 26-27
Size:
123 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.pereir68
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Irene Rice Pereira conducted 1968 August 26-27, by Forrest Selvig, for the Archives of American Art.

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De Rivera, José Ruiz, 1904-1985
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1968 February 24
Size:
60 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.derive68
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of José de Rivera conducted 1968 February 24, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. De Rivera recalls his childhood on sugar plantations in Louisiana; his early work in New Orleans and Chicago as a mechanic; his training as a commercial artist at Chicago's Studio School and taking life drawing classes with John Norton. He...

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Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1980-2004
Size:
1.69 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-271
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of images of the fabrication and installation of exhibitions and exhibition models as well as images of Office of Exhibits Central staff. Materials also include a small amount of planning documents, reports, flyers, and images related to the Association of Smithsonian Designers and a film storyboard.

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Creators:
Shepard, Matthew, 1976-1998
Shepard, Judy
Shepard, Dennis
Dates:
1976-2019, undated
Size:
14.1 Cubic feet (43 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1463
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers of Matthew Shepard (1976-1998) a gay man who was a victim of a hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming October 1998 resulting in his death. His death gained national and international attention leading to the formation of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and eventual passage of federal hate crime legislation (The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act), signed into law in October 2009.

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Searles, Charles Robert, 1937-2004
Veloric, Cynthia
Dates:
1991 June 13
Size:
149 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.searle91
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Charles Searles conducted 1991 June 13, by Cynthia Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.

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Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943
Dates:
1875-1966
bulk 1903-1943
Size:
206.71 Linear feet (294 boxes, 138 folders, 9 rolled items, and 4 folios)
Collection ID:
NAA.1974-31
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Aleš Hrdlička, curator in the Division of Physical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, United States National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, offer considerable insight into the development of physical anthropology in the first half of this century. The papers include honors bestowed on Hrdlička, autobiographical notes, correspondence with many of the leading anthropologists of the day, anthropometric and osteometric measurements and observations (forming most of the collection), extensive photographs of Hrdlička's field work, manuscripts, research materials, and "My Journeys" (essentially a diary Hrdlička kept of his field work). In addition, there is material of a personal nature. The papers date from 1875 to 1966, but the bulk of the materials date from 1903 to 1943, the time of Hrdlička's career at the USNM.

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Creators:
Litto, Gertrude
Dates:
1958-1980
bulk 1970-1972
Size:
10 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.021
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Gertrude Litto Collection, located in the Cultural Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, contains the manuscript, notes and images for her book South American Folk Pottery. Her manuscript, notes and photos record the methods and products of Native potters in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile.

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Edel, May M. (May Mandelbaum), 1909-1964
Edel, Abraham, 1908-2007
Dates:
1928-1996
bulk 1928-1964
Size:
4.58 Linear feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.2005-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

May Mandelbaum Edel (1909-1964) taught anthropology at Brooklyn College and the New School for Social Research, and founded the Anthropology Department at Rutgers University in 1960. She conducted fieldwork in Washington; Oregon; Uganda; and Brownsville, New York. The collection consists of field notes, lecture notes, language notes, manuscripts, books, correspondence, teaching materials, conference files, and personal papers. Included are lecture notes taken from courses with Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict, and extensive field notes for her work with the Okanagan Indians in Washington, the Bachiga (Bakiga) in Uganda, and Jewish families in Brownsville, New York.

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Creators:
Meiere, M. Hildreth, d. 1961
Dates:
1901-2011
bulk 1911-1960
Size:
27.3 Linear feet
0.068 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.meiemari
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Hildreth Meière measure 27.3 linear feet and 0.068 GB and date from 1901 to 2011, with the bulk of material dating from 1911 to 1960. The collection documents Meière's life and travels, and her long and prolific career as an architectural muralist through biographical material, correspondence, writings, thirteen diaries, files regarding her war relief work during the Spanish Civil War and World War II, printed and digital materials, extensive photographs and slides, eight sketchbooks, and two videocassettes and 93 reels of motion picture film documenting her travels, her volunteer efforts in Spain following the civil war, artwork, and home movies.

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