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Creators:
Downtown Gallery
Dates:
1824-1974
bulk 1926-1969
Size:
109.56 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.downgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Downtown Gallery date from 1824 to 1974 (bulk 1926-1969) and measure 109.56 linear feet. The records present a comprehensive portrait of a significant commercial gallery that operated as a successful business for more than forty years, representing major contemporary American artists and engendering appreciation for early American folk art. There is an unprocessed addition to this collection dating circa 1970 of a single financial/legal document.

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Creators:
Blake, Doris Holmes, 1892-1978
Dates:
1899-1985
Size:
18.5 cu. ft. (37 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7310
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1950, 1964-1984
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-219
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of photocopies of S. Dillon Ripley's speeches, and includes three audiotapes; subject personal/confidential files including correspondence, reports and memoranda; draft copies of the Secretary's Statement; journal articles for various publications by Ripley; and Administrative Assistant to the Secretary Mary L...

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Deem, George, 1932-2008
Dates:
1904-2015
bulk 1960-2008
Size:
18.2 Linear feet
10.71 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.deemgeor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, writer, and dancer George Deem measure 18.2 linear feet and 10.71 GB and date from 1904-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-2008. The collection documents Deem's path from Midwestern farm child to New York City artist and teacher who specialized in recreating works of great masters, especially Johannes Vermeer. Correspondence, exhibition files, subject files, project files, writings by and about Deem, printed and digital material and photographic materials all show the trajectory of Deem's development as an artist.

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Creators:
Duffy, Harry A.
Duffy, Duane A.
Duffy, Glenn E.
Dates:
1560-2005, undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1162
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Harry A. Duffy, an appraiser and dealer in rare stringed instruments. Before opening his own shop he was taught by, and an employee of, Rembert Wurlitzer, well-known appraiser and dealer in rare stringed instruments.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Plants
Dates:
1886-1928 and undated
Size:
22.74 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (40 document boxes) (3 tall document boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 221
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers include official records that document the history of the USNH while Joseph Nelson Rose was assistant botanist at the United States Department of Agriculture (1888-1896), assistant and associate curator, USNH, United States National Museum (1896-1911), and the Division of Plants, USNM (1917-1928); also personal and official papers...

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Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee
Dates:
1993
Size:
22 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9572
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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Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1928-1934
Size:
736 Negatives (photographic) (+contact prints (5 v.), black & white, 3 x 4 in.)
736 Photographic prints ((6 v.), black & white, 3 x 4 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-029
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Melville J. Herskovits during his trips with his wife, Frances Shapiro Herskovits, to Surinam (1928-29); Dahomey, now Republic of Benin (1931); Haiti (1934); and Brazil (1941-42). From 1928 to 1943 Melville Herskovits and his wife, Frances Herskovits (nee Shapiro) traveled together throughout West Africa and the Americas to collect evidence of the legacy of African culture. The contributions of Frances Herskovits to her husband's research were fully recognized in an exhibition held by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, from April 2-August 9, 1998. Entitled, "Living Tradition in Africa & the America: The Legacy of Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits," the brochure noted, "On each trip, Frances was a full partner in the research...Until Melville's death in 1963, they worked together on the analysis of their data and the writing of books and articles; and after he died, she edited a collection of his papers."

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Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909
Dates:
1843-1990
bulk 1884-1909
Size:
27.74 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kurtchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator, museum director, collector, dealer, and editor Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909), measure 27.74 linear feet and date from 1843-1990 (bulk dates 1884-1909). The bulk of the collection consists of detailed chronological correspondence between Kurtz and his wife and family, friends, colleagues, and business associates that documents many notable exhibitions, galleries, museums, private collections, as well as cities, people, and events of the period. Also found in the collection are Kurtz's diaries, scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
Liberman, Alexander, 1912-1999
Dates:
circa 1912-2003
Size:
59 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.libealex
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor, painter, and publishing executive Alexander Semeonovitch Liberman date from circa 1913-2003 and measure 59 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence with family, galleries, museums, and many artists; numerous recorded interviews and transcripts with and by Liberman, including one of Walter Hopps; writings and writing project files; extensive subject files maintained by Liberman; exhibition files; printed materials; scattered drawings; and extensive photographs of Liberman's artwork, exhibitions, Liberman, and of Liberman with notable artists, dealers, collectors, and critics. Many of the photographs were taken by noted photograhers. Also found within the papers are unidentified sound and video recordings. Additional sound and video recordings have been integrated into other series.

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