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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
circa 1968-1976
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (29 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 361
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records in this record unit document the exhibition research and activities of the National Portrait Gallery and its Office of Exhibitions. Particularly well represented are exhibitions mounted between 1974 and 1976, with materials documenting research and publications on numerous artists, paintings, prints, broadsides, books, documents and ...

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Creators:
Drewes, Werner, 1899-1985
Dates:
1838-2015
bulk 1890-1990
Size:
15.76 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.drewwern
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, designer, and teacher, Werner Drewes, measure 15.76 linear feet and date from 1838-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1890s-1990s. The papers document Drewes' life and career through biographical and family material; correspondence with family members, artists, galleries, and art institutions and organizations; scattered teaching notes and writings including a diary; catalogs and inventories of artwork; three scrapbooks; printed material; 38 sketchbooks, loose sketches, and prints; and photographs of Drewes, his family, friends and colleagues, exhibitions, travels, and works of art. Also found are scattered papers of Drewes' second wife, Maria Drewes.

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National Air and Space Museum. Department of Astronautics
Dates:
1965-1984, with materials dating from circa 1953
Size:
32 cu. ft. (64 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 398
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection deals chiefly with Durant's tenure as Assistant Director for Astronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Perhaps the single topic of greatest interest is the effort to obtain a building for NASM, which was accomplished on July 1, 1976, when the new museum opened. A parallel theme concerns the drive to plan and com...

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Creators:
Jeffers, Grace
Formica Corporation.
Dates:
1913-2003
Size:
18 Cubic feet (59 boxes, 11 oversize folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0565
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials consists of textual files, photographs, slides, negatives, drawings, blueprints, posters, advertisements, product brochures, newsletters, and informational pamphlets documenting the history of the Formica Corporation and the use of Formica brand plastic laminate.

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Creators:
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969
Gropius, Ise
Dates:
1883-1981
Size:
0.4 Linear feet ((24 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.gropwalt
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material, correspondence with architects and artists (1903-1978), writings (1923-1969), a diary, an autograph book, subject files, printed material, photographs (1883-1979) and 5 photograph albums reflect the career of Walter Gropius, the activities of his wife Ise, and her recollections of the Bauhaus. Also included are 5 cassette tap...

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Creators:
Schreckengost, Viktor, 1906-
Dates:
1933-1995
Size:
0.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.schrvikt
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The scattered papers of industrial designer Viktor Schreckengost measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1933 to 1995. Largely, this selection of papers deals with Schreckengost's dinnerware design career, specifically with the American Limoges pottery firm of Sebring, Ohio. Found is correspondence with the American Limoges China Company and the Crockery and Glass Journal; printed materials featuring his designs; a photo of Schreckengost and his ceramics; sketches and large-scale renderings of dinnerware; and three VHS videocassettes. One videocassette dates from 1993 and contains an interview of Viktor and Don Schreckengost, a 1994 videocassette concerns the history of Schreckengost's art, and a third tape contains a slide show.

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Creators:
Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899-
Dates:
1865-1989
Size:
14.8 Linear feet
3 Items (rolled docs)
Collection ID:
AAA.weemkath
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material, extensive diaries, correspondence, notes, writings, business records, sketchbooks and drawings, project files, scrapbooks, printed materials, photographs and slides, motion picture film, and videotape relating to Weem's education and career as a sculptor. Also included are ca. 1 foot of papers of Weems' aunt, watercolorist Ka...

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Creators:
Watkins, C. Malcolm
Dates:
1935-1979 and undated
Size:
12.59 cu. ft. (23 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7322
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of C. Malcolm Watkins provide comprehensive documentation of his professional career from 1934 to 1980. The collection documents his interest in early American culture; his research on ceramics, historic archeology, and early California history; his curatorial and administrative activities in the Department of Anthropology, USNM, ...

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Creators:
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997
Dates:
circa 1914-1997
bulk 1940-1990
Size:
42.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.falkclai
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor, painter, jewelry designer, and teacher Claire Falkenstein measure 42.8 linear feet and date from 1917 to her death in 1997. There is extensive correspondence with fellow artists, collectors, critics, friends, museums, and galleries. The collection also contains biographical materials, much of it collected and organized by Falkenstein, personal and business records, writings, diaries, exhibition files, commission files, teaching files, photographs, original artwork, scrapbooks, and printed materials. There is a short motion picture film of an interview with Falkenstein featuring the windows she designed for St. Basil's Church in Los Angeles.

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Creators:
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991
Dates:
circa 1830-1983
bulk 1930-1970
Size:
22.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sparvict
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Victor D. Spark papers measure 22.2 linear feet and date from circa 1830 to 1983, with the bulk of the material from 1930 to 1970. The papers document Spark's career as a New York City art dealer and appraiser who was most active from World War II through the 1970s, focusing on Old Masters paintings and 19th and early 20th century American art. Found within the papers are biographical materials, artist files, client files, financial records, legal records, printed material, and photographs.

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