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Creators:
Olmsted Brothers
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966
Harvard University
American Society of Landscape Architects
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Dates:
1899-1964
Size:
44.5 Cubic feet (4,317 glass negatives. 363 film negatives. 182 glass lantern slides. 12 photograph albums. 56 plans and drawings. 3 monographs. )
Collection ID:
AAG.SRS
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and 3 monographs by or about Sears.

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Creators:
Hombordy, Hanna Lore.
Dates:
[194-]-1955
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1273
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The project files include booklets: "Elements of Design" (1953-54); "Appearance Design" (1954); packaging and label designs and prototypes, photographs of drawing machinery, clippings, and misc. designs and printed advertisements for shoes, antennas, and candies.,This collection documents Hombordy's work as a graphics designer in the late 1940s and...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian, Office of the Director
Dates:
1990-2004
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-229
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting architectural design, construction and renovation of National Museum of the American Indian facilities during the tenure of W. Richard West, Director, 1990-2007. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; leases and agreements; reports; floor plans; architectural drawings; specifications; ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
Dates:
circa 1973-1976
Size:
0.69 cu. ft. (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-113
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes some correspondence of Janet B. Stratton, Art Director in the Division of Performing Arts; graphic art designs for the Grand Centennial Puppet Show, featuring the Nicolo Marionettes (as part of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in the Arts and Industries Building); architectural drawings of the Smithsonian Puppet Theater, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations
Dates:
1979-2002
Size:
1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-078
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes the records of William W. Brubaker, Director, 2001- , with earlier records documenting the activities of Richard L. Siegle, Director, Office of Facilities Services, 1987-1994. Material includes correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; quarterly program review; blueprints; building repairs and restoration ...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1967-1977
Size:
4 oversize folders.
Collection ID:
Accession 00-085
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document additions and renovations to the house which served as the Museum of African Art and Frederick Douglass Institute of Negro Arts and History located in the 300 block of A Street, NE, Washington, DC. This museum was later absorbed by the Smithsonian Institution and became the National Museum ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations
Dates:
2000-2005
Size:
199.35 cu. ft. (98 record storage boxes) (220 blueprint storage boxes) (4.55 non-standard size boxes) (12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-113
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes project files documenting the construction of National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; submittals; manuals; specifications; photographs; floor plans; construction schedules; field and daily reports; and meeting minutes. Each listing inc...

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Creators:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938
Dates:
1886-1939, 1960
Size:
6.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.blueosca
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Oscar Bluemner date from 1886 to 1939, with one item from 1960, and measure 6.9 linear feet. The collection documents Bluemner's career through scattered biographical material and personal and professional correspondence. Almost one-half of the collection consists of Bluemner's extensive writings and notes about his artwork, painting techniques, and art theory in the form of diaries, notebooks, lists, essays, and notes - many of which are also illustrated. Also found are annotated books, exhibition catalogs, newsclippings, artwork and sketches by Bluemner, and photographs of Bluemner's artwork and of architecture. Bluemner's work in architecture is documented to a lesser degree through scattered licenses, photographs, and design drawings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant
Dates:
1976-1995
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-053
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of 96 reels of microfilm containing project files and project drawings for building renovation and new construction at the Smithsonian Institution. Project files are on 16mm film, project drawings are on 35mm film. Paper records arranged by project number are separately accessioned into the Archives. This accession cor...

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Creators:
Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972
Dates:
1927-1972
Size:
130 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1972-88-332-4
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This material does not cover all clients and projects undertaken by Dreyfuss. This collection consists of theater design materials, industrial design materials, primarily, though not exclusively, from the 1950s and 60s, draft copies of his books, including extensive research files for the "Symbol Sourcebook," texts of lectures delivered by Dreyfuss, and biographical material. Included is Dreyfuss's Brown Book which provides an outline of his achievements. Photographs and slides of many of his designs are included. Materials relating to three publications include original drafts of the books with author notes, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and research materials. Also contains materials relating to the symbols exhibition held at the Hallmark Gallery in New York City in 1972.This collection was the source of many of the objects and issues addressed in Cooper-Hewitt's 1997 exhibition, "Henry Dreyfuss: Directing Design", and companion book, "Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit", both conceived by Russell Flinchum. 311 reels of microfilm documenting most of the projects undertaken by Dreyfuss Associates were created by the firm and added to the collection later.

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