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Creators:
Jacques Seligmann & Co
Dates:
1904-1978
bulk 1913-1974
Size:
203.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.jacqself
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. measure approximately 203.1 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1978, with bulk dates from 1913 to 1974. The collection includes extensive correspondence files, reference material on American and European collectors and their collections, inventory and stock records, financial records, exhibition files, auction files, and the records of subsidiary companies. The collection is an invaluable resource in tracing the provenance of particular works of art and provides a comprehensive view of the activities of collectors and art dealers in the years leading up to and following World War II.

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Creators:
Geary, Christraud M.
Dates:
1994
Size:
527 slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1994-008
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Dr. Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to Kenya and Tanzania in August 1994.

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Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
1961-circa 2005
Size:
6567 Slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museums
Dates:
circa 1985-1991
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-033
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative affairs of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums. The title of this office changed to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities in April 1992. Includes mostly the correspondence of Tom L. Freudenheim, presently the Assistant Secretary for A...

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Creators:
Child, Edwin Burrage, 1868-1937
Dates:
1902-1936
Size:
2.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.chiledwi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The photographs of painter Edwin Burrage Child measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1902-1936. Included in this collection are original photographic prints and copy prints; 101 negatives; 59 glass plate negatives; and one folder of miscellaneous papers including a sketch by Edwin Burrage Child. Photographs depict artwork, interiors, furniture, and people.

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Creators:
Robinson, Blake
Dates:
1961
Size:
12 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
115 postcards (1 volume)
12 photographic prints ((1 album), black & white, 13 x 18 cm. or smaller.)
12 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographic album purchased by Blake Robinson in 1961 from the Charlejean Studio in Brazzaville, Congo. These images are of great interest as the images were most likely taken by an African photographer. Images include three of rivers scenes, two of funeral ceremonies, one each of a President and a press conference, three of modern house interiors and one aerial of Monumama. 42 postcards are from the city and surrounding countryside of Mogadishu, Somalia and depict architecture and wildlife. Evidence of Italian and Islamic influences appear in the urban scenes of Mogadishu's schools, banks, burial grounds, places of worship and legislative building. People pictured in the background are seen in mostly European clothing. A few scenes of the countryside include Somali herders in their traditional garments. Postcards of wildlife illustrate elephants, wart hogs, lions, buffalo, antelope and a leopard. 73 postcards depict scenes of urban and rural living in Chad, Nigeria, Liberia, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo and Morocco. Images include market places, aerial views of Goree and Liberian basket weavers.

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Creators:
American Artists Professional League
Salmagundi Club
Dates:
1928-1980
Size:
62 Items
Collection ID:
AAA.amerartp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

5 minute books and 11 notebooks containing by-laws, principles, aims, ethics, organization plans, names of the first executive and advisory committees and the original organization group, minutes of the organization meeting held at the Salmagundi Club, New York City, January 20, 1928, and the minutes of the Executive Committee, 1928-1973. The minut...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art
Dates:
1914, 1923-1942
Size:
10.69 cu. ft. (19 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-051
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the joint expedition made by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from February 20, 1923 to August 6, 1927, and also the Freer Gallery of Art sponsored expedition from November 16, 1929 to April 11, 1934. Both expeditions were led by Carl Whiting Bishop, Associate Cur...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Research and Scholars Center
Dates:
1965-1985
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-038
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the development and early administration of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) intern program. The records are primarily the files of Patricia H. Chieffo during her tenure as Chief of the Art Information Guide program (1968-1970), Chief of the Museum Assistant program (1971-1972), C...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
1969-1992, with related records from 1948
Size:
39.88 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 film box) (12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 492
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain the Director's correspondence files from 1975 to 1991, as well as smaller files created by Rohlfing, Pfister, and Scherer. In addition, the records include administrative and subject files from 1970 to 1988. These files document museum functions such as acquisitions, collections management, and budgeting, as well as large...

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