John Trumbull collection at the Gilcrease Institute
One bound volume containing a letter from Trumbull to Richard Rush regarding the death of Benjamin West; a letter to Sir Thomas Lawrence congratulating him on becoming president of the Royal Academy; a color chart for "Our Saviour Receiving Little Children"; 7 proofs of an engraving of the painting "Surrender of …
Joseph Henry Sharp papers
Correspondence with Thomas Gilcrease, photographs of portraits and sketches of Indians, and an illustrated letter to Dr. Philip C. Cole from Sharp.
MS 1997-17 Buffalo Dream Pony by Gina Gray
This collection is comprised of a 22 x 21 inch color print on cloth made by Osage artist Gina Gray, circa 1995.
Wolf Robe Hunt papers
The papers collected here relate to the life and work of Wayne Wolf Robe Hunt, a full-blood Acoma Indian (1905-1977). Born on the Acoma Reservation, Wolf Robe was the son of Chief Day Break (Edward Proctor Hunt), Chief of the Delight Makers -- a man instrumental in the improvement of relations between …
MS 7429 Spotted Pumpkin Dance
The collection consists of a watercolor painting depicting six dancers in a row. The painting is titled, signed and dated by the artist: "Spotted Pumpkin Dance. Soka-awh. 1979. Encarnacion Peña. Santa Fe, N. Mex." The painting was shown at the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, in …
Photograph of Charles Banks Wilson's "Arkansea Indian (Quapaw) Circa 1700 with Calumets"
A photograph of Charles Banks Wilson's pencil drawing depicting an eighteenth century Quapaw man holding two feathered pipes (calumets) and wearing body paint and a headdress. The drawing was based on research and model Ed Quapaw. The collection also includes two photocopies of drawings showing the bust of the oldest …
Garo Z. Antreasian papers
The microfilmed Garo Z. Antreasian papers contain biographical information; and files on mural projects, printmakers, print collections, and art organizations. Also included are materials related to Antreasian's lectures, workshops, art juries, conferences, and his print sales. Exhibition announcements; catalogs; invitations; writings and lectures on printmaking; clippings; sketches and a lithograph …
John Steuart Curry and Curry family papers
The papers of painter, muralist, and illustrator John Steuart Curry, and Curry family papers, measure 10.1 linear feet and date from 1848 to 1999. Papers document his career and family history through certificates, correspondence, photographs, clippings, contracts, receipts, inventories, writings, notes, and other materials. The papers contain particularly rich documentation of Curry's period as artist-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin, from 1936 to 1946. Mural projects in Kansas, Washington, DC, and Wisconsin are also documented.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Lowell Nesbitt papers
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.