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Creators:
Herrmann, Emil, 1888-1968
Francais, Jacques, 1923-2004
Dates:
1844-1998, undated
Size:
33.3 Cubic feet (61 document boxes, 30 binder boxes, 5 flat oversize)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0872
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Jacques Français was a preeminent luthier, violin expert, and dealer in rare stringed instruments. Emil Herrmann was also a violin expert and dealer in rare violins. This collection contains photographic prints, negatives, certificates of authenticity, and sale books related to their business as dealers and authenticators of rare stringed instruments.

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Creators:
Parish Gallery
Dates:
1940-2013
bulk 1991-2013
Size:
6.4 Linear feet
11.73 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.parigall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Parish Gallery, located in Washington, D.C., measure 6.4 linear feet and 11.73 gigabytes and date from 1940 to 2013, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1991 to 2013. This collection consists primarily of exhibition files, but also includes administrative files, as well as some biographical material related to Norman Parish's career before opening the gallery.

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Creators:
Blum, Morris
WANN Radio Station (Annapolis, Maryland)
Dates:
1940-1999
Size:
13 Cubic feet (32 boxes and 12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0800
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the creative, technical and political aspects of managing WANN Radio Station in Annapolis, Maryland during the mid-Twentieth Century. Key areas of research include black radio stations; Annapolis African American communities; marketing to Black communities; political activism through media; Black-Jewish community relationships; church, community and media activism.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1958, 1975-1987
Size:
35 cu. ft. (35 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 541
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records pertain to the exhibitions of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, beginning with the first held under the auspices of the Smithsonian, Immovable Objects/Lower Manhattan from Battery Park to the Brooklyn Bridge, which opened in June 1975, and ending with Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament, which closed in September 1987. In addit...

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Creators:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014
Dates:
1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013
Size:
23.5 Linear feet
15.63 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.hedgjimm
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art collector and dealer Jimmy Hedges and the records of his Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery measure 23.5 linear feet and 15.63 GB and date from 1969-2016, with the bulk of the material dating from 1991-2013. The collection documents Hedges's career as a dealer of outsider art and as an advocate for self-taught artists. Records include administrative and sales records, correspondence, artist files, collector and gallery files, exhibition and art fair files, regional files, printed and digital material, photographic material, and unidentified sound and video recordings. The bulk of the collection consists of artist files and color photographs documenting hundreds of artists that Hedges visited at their homes and studios, including Georgia Blizzard, Howard Finster, Homer Green, Bessie Harvey, Danny Hoskinson, Paul Lancaster, A.J. Mohammed, Charlie Simmons, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young, among many others.

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Falcone Custom Grand Pianos
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments
Pratt, Read and Company
Sohmer & Company
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Dates:
1872-1989
Size:
43 Cubic feet (82 boxes and 11 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Sohmer & Co., date from 1872 through 1989. They fall into fourteen series based primarily on function. Legal, financial, inventory & appraisal, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and sales are the major series. Photographs, awards, family papers, publications about Sohmer, general publications, "miscellaneous" and corresponden...

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Creators:
Emmet family
Dates:
1792-1989
bulk 1851-1989
Size:
9.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.emmefami
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Emmet Family papers document the lives and careers of two generations of the Emmet family from New Rochelle, New York and Stockbridge, Massachusetts, whose artistic talents flourished during the later 19th through the mid-20th centuries. The collection dates from 1792 to 1989, with the bulk of the material dating from 1851-1989, and measures 9.1 linear feet. Through biographical material, two diaries, correspondence, writings and notes, exhibition files, business records, printed material, two scrapbooks, artwork, and photographs of family, friends, exhibitions, and artwork, the papers provide both a rich overview and detailed insights into the daily lives, relationships, and careers of many members of the family. The collection focuses in particular on sisters Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn, and Rosina Emmet Sherwood, their mother, Julia Colt Pierson Emmet, and their cousin Ellen Gertrude "Bay" Emmet, all noted painters and illustrators.

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Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993
Dates:
circa 1903-1993
bulk 1950-1993
Size:
50.2 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.nesblowe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, photographer and sculptor Lowell Nesbitt measure 50.2 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). The collection documents Nesbitt's career through biographical material, correspondence, subject files, business and financial records, source material, artwork, photographs and audiovisual records, printed material and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Perls, Frank
Dates:
circa 1920-1983
bulk 1949-1975
Size:
23.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.perlfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records measure 23.8 linear feet and date from 1920-1983, with the bulk dating from 1949-1975. Personal papers include writings, military records, appointment calendars, and photographs. Gallery records date from its opening in 1939 until its closure in 1981 and consist of financial, sales, and legal records; exhibition files; exhibition catalogs and announcements; subject files that contain a variety of correspondence with artists, dealers, galleries, museums, and friends and family, as well as reference materials and photographs; and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Kuh, Katharine
Dates:
1875-1994
bulk 1930-1994
Size:
12 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kuhkath
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian, dealer, critic, and curator Katharine Kuh measure 12 linear feet and date from 1875-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from 1930-1994. The collection documents Kuh's career as a pioneer modernist art historian and as the first woman curator of European Art and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with family, friends and colleagues; personal business records; artwork by various artists; a travel journal; writings by Kuh and others; scrapbooks; printed material; photographs of Kuh and others; and audio recordings of Kuh's lectures and of Daniel Catton Rich reading poetry.

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