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Creators:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)
Dates:
1817-2012
Size:
92.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.natiacad
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of New York City's National Academy of Design measure 92.7 linear feet and date from 1817-2012. The records pertain to all three constituents of the tripartite organization consisting of the Academy, a membership body of artists founded in 1825; the school, founded at the same time to promote arts education; and the exhibition program, inaugurated in 1826. Extensive administrative records include minutes, committee files, director files, annual reports, constitutions, and correspondence and subject files of council officers. Exhibition records, also substantive, date to the Academy's first annual exhibition and include gallery and special exhibitions, as well as exhibitions at the Academy's museum, established in 1979. The collection also includes gifts and funding files, especially relating to endowments and prizes; membership records; National Academy Association records; Ranger Fund assignments; extensive files pertaining to the school's administration, courses of instruction, registrations, and attendance; twenty scrapbooks containing clippings and ephemera; Society of American Artists records; correspondence and ephemera from other organizations; transcripts from oral histories with Academy members; extensive photographic material documenting artists, members, the school, exhibitions, buildings, and artwork created by Academy members; artist files containing correspondence, writings, and sketches from those associated with the Academy; and assorted printed material and ephemera.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
circa 1959-1973
Size:
7 oversize folders.
Collection ID:
Accession 11-207
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting architectural designs for the proposed National Air Museum (later the National Air and Space Museum) Building as well as for exhibitions and office spaces in both the National Air and Space Museum Building and the Arts and Industries Building. Materials include elevations, floor plans, concept ...

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Creators:
Renwick Gallery
Dates:
1957, 1961-1989, 1997-2003
Size:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-128
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Renwick Gallery during the tenures of Lloyd E. Herman, Director, 1971-1986; Michael W. Monroe, Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995; and Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-2003. Topics covered include art organizations; craft fairs and craft schools; correspondence with m...

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Creators:
Schiffman, Jacquelyn
Palmer Paint Company
Dates:
ca. 1934-1957.
Size:
5 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0544
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Included are scrapbooks, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, original artwork, advertising and promotional materials relating specifically to paint by numbers kits.

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Creators:
Kiesler, Lillian, 1910?-2001
Dates:
circa 1910s-2003
bulk 1958-2000
Size:
49.1 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.kieslill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York artist Lillian Kiesler and architect and sculptor Frederick Kiesler measure 49.1 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1910s-2003, with the bulk of the material from 1958-2000. The collection documents their personal and professional lives and the legacy of Frederick Kiesler's work through biographical material, correspondence, legal, financial and business records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed and digital material, writings and interviews, monographs, photographic material, and sound and video recordings. Also found are papers related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and the papers of artist Alice Hodges.

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Department of Design and Production
Dates:
1989-1993
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-017
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the planning, selection, housing, and reinstallation of objects in the Freer Gallery of Art following the building's total renovation (1985-1989) and prior to the formal re-opening in 1993. Materials include internal memoranda, correspondence, floor plans, label copy, measurements, object selections, planning, productio...

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Dates:
1992, 1994
Size:
20 audiotapes and 1 videotape.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9565
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1991-1993
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-064
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Richard J. Nicastro, who has served within the Department of Exhibits as Deputy Assistant Director, 1986-1988; Deputy Assistant Director for Exhibits, 1989; and Deputy Assistant Director for Exhibits and Public Programs, 1990- . Materials consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to National ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Department
Dates:
1971-1994
Size:
1.05 cu. ft. (4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-059
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions at the National Air and Space Museum as well as aeronautics and space exhibits at the Arts and Industries Building. Many of the records were created by John R. Clendening and Lucius E. Lomax, both designers for the Office of Exhibits Programs through 1974 and then the National Air...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Exhibits
Dates:
circa 2000-2016
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-150
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the design of exhibitions for Smithsonian Institution museums and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) by Smithsonian Exhibits (formerly the Office of Exhibits Central). Some non-exhibition projects are also included. Materials include architectural drawings and floor ...

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