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Creators:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
Dates:
1879-1990
bulk 1933-1970
Size:
24.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.shahben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of social realist painter, photographer, illustrator, printmaker, and teacher Ben Shahn (1898-1969) measure 24.8 linear feet and date from 1879-1990, with the bulk of the material dating from 1933-1970. The bulk of the collection consists of over 14 linear feet of incoming letters from artists, writers, colleagues, publishers, art organizations, galleries, and universities and colleges. Also found are biographical materials, project and source files, printed material, artwork by Shahn and others, photographs taken of and by Shahn, interview transcripts, sound recordings of interviews and a motion picture film.

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Creators:
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880
Dates:
1840s-1900
circa 1960s-1970s
Size:
0.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.giffsanf
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of landscape painter Sanford Robinson Gifford, date from the 1840s through 1900, and circa 1960s-1970s. The bulk of the papers fall between 1855-1881; material from the circa 1960s-1970s consists of photographic copy prints for which the Archives does not have the originals. The small collection measures 0.9 linear feet of scattered documentation of Gifford's life, primarily extensive biographical accounts of his travels in the mid 1850s and late 1860s in the form of bound letters to his father. These serve as detailed journals of his impressions of Europe and the Middle East, the development of his painting, and his relationships with other artists such as Albert Bierstadt and Worthington Whittredge. The collection also contains sketches by Gifford, printed material including catalogs of Gifford's paintings, and photographs of Gifford and others.

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Creators:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios
Dates:
circa 1904-1991
Size:
35.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wilbhbur
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of nationally renowned Boston, Massachussetts, stained glass design company, Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, measure 35.9 linear feet and date from circa 1904-1991. The majority of the collection consists of project files for the studio's stained glass window contracts throughout the United States from the 1920s-1980s. In addition to project files, records include biographical material for the owners, correspondence relating to personal and studio business, general business and financial records, writings such as published articles by Wilbur H. Burnham, scrapbooks and other printed material documenting the history of the company, artwork including extensive watercolor design studies for stained glass, and photographic material.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology
Dates:
circa 1963-1988, with related records from 1934
Size:
18.5 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 430
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of administrative subject files and professional correspondence documenting the administration and activities of the Department of Entomology. Most of the records were created during the tenures of Chairmen Paul D. Hurd, Jr., 1971-1976; Donald R. Davis, 1976-1981; and Wayne N. Mathis, 1981-1987. A smaller portion of ...

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National Museum of Natural History. Division of Lepidoptera
Dates:
1963-1990, with related records from 1942
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 427
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of professional correspondence and administrative files documenting the activities and research of the Division of Lepidoptera. The correspondence for the most part concerns the loan, acquisition, identification, and distribution of insect specimens. A small amount of the correspondence dates to before the 1963 establishm...

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Dates:
1990
Size:
13 videotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9553
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981
Cummings, Paul
Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965
Dates:
1968 March 24-April 7
Size:
197 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.boloto68
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of Ilya Bolotowsky conducted 1968 March 24-April 7, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of American Studies
Dates:
1983-1990
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-096
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of the Office of American Studies, particularly its head, Wilcomb E. Washburn, and concern scholarly conferences, papers given, book reviews, and related correspondence.

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Creators:
Leason, Percy, 1889-1959
Dates:
circa 1929-2011
Size:
1.3 Linear feet
0.402 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.leasperc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, illustrator, and educator Percy Leason measure 1.3 linear feet and 0.402 GB and date from circa 1929 to 2011. The collection documents his career through biographical material, correspondence, diaries, writings and notes, printed and digital material, photographic material, and a scrapbook.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Domestic Life
Dates:
circa 1955-1977 and undated
Size:
4 cu. ft. (8 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 261
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, primarily from the Division of Preindustrial Cultural History and, to an extent, its predecessors, as well as the Department of Cultural History and the Division of Domestic Life, include administrative files consisting of annual reports for some of the above administrative units; a fourth floor plan of NMHT; memoranda conc...

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