Oral history interview with Richard McLanathan
Brown, Robert F.
39 Pages (Transcript)
Interview of Richard B.K. McLanathan, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Phippsburg, Maine, on August 31, 1994.
Melvin B. Zisfein Papers
Included in this collection are articles, reports, notebooks, photographs, slides, and certificates and awards. There is very little personal correspondence, but papers written by Zisfein contained in this collection seem to represent some of his major writings. Of special note are 15 notebooks kept by Zisfein at NASM, which contain notes …
These records provide documentation of the development of NASM as it built on the huge success of its 1976 opening. The emphasis of the museum's administration turned to revitalization of research efforts, professionalization of the staff, initiation of new projects and new exhibitions, an expanded program of publications, and plans to …
The records contained in this record unit are essentially those of Frank A. Taylor in his capacity as Director, United States National Museum (1962-1971) and Director General of Museums (1968-1971). However, some records as Chairman of the Exhibits Modernization Committee (1943-1959) and Director of the National Museum of History and Technology (1958-1964) as well …
Robert O. Preusser papers
Correspondence and sales records, writings, printed material, and photographs of art work document Preusser's artistic and teaching careers.
Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite
This collection contains letters and printed material relating to African American artist Allan R. Crite. Included are an illustrated letter from Crite to Roslyn Walker, February 27, 1972; an illustrated New Year's greeting, 1972; three pamphlets by Crite, "Towards a Rediscovery of the Cultural Heritage of the United States" (1968), "The Nativity of Jesus Christ La Natividad de Jesucristo," illustrated and hand-colored (1969), and "Is it Nothing to You?" (1948) illustrated and signed by Crite 1980. There is also a copy of an article by Crite, "Why I Illustrate the Spirituals," World Horizons magazine, May 1938.
This accession consists of records created and maintained by James Demetrion, Director, 1984-2001, documenting correspondence between the Office of the Director and academic institutions, centers, and museums. Materials include correspondence.
This accession consists of records documenting the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) administrative and professional activities during the tenures of Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996; Patricia L. Fiske, Acting Director, 1996; Roslyn A. Walker, Director, 1997-2002; Sharon F. Patton, Director, 2003-2008; and Johnnetta B. Cole, Director, 2009-2017. Topics covered include diversity, fundraisers, exhibitions, events …
Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch
Brown, Robert F.
307 Pages (Transcript)
An interview of John Davis Hatch conducted 1979 Aug. 30- 1980 Nov. 7, by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art.
George Leslie Stout papers
The papers of conservator and museum director George Leslie Stout measure 6.4 linear feet and date from 1855, 1897-1978. Stout was head of the conservation department at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum, director of the Worcester Art Museum and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Massachusetts, and a member of the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives (MFAA) Section of the U.S. Army during World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with family, friends, colleagues and professional associations. There are letters from fellow Monuments Men who served in the MFAA section such as Thomas Carr Howe, Ardelia Hall, Lamont Moore, Theodore Sizer, Langdon Warner and several other prominent arts administrators. The papers also contain biographical materials, writings, sketches and one sketchbook, military records, printed materials, and photographs. There is a 0.2 linear foot addition to this collection acquired in 2020 that includes four diaries, 1944-1946, kept by George Stout as a member of the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives Section (MFAA) of the U.S. Army (known as the Monuments Men). The diaries describe Stout's experiences surveying war-caused damages in France, Germany, and Japan, and the recovery of Nazi impounded art works. Also included is a hand-made booklet that includes a "Glossary of Cha-no-yu Terms," which consists of quotes about Japanese art and tea drinking.