Query: Museum of American Folk Art
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Creators:
Ailey, Alvin
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-2013
Dates:
1961-2004
Size:
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2013.245
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.

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Smithsonian Archivists Oral History Interviews
Dates:
2011
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9630
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) 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 …

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William Christenberry papers
Creators:
Christenberry, William, 1936-2016
Dates:
circa 1917-2018
Size:
7.3 Linear feet
14.76 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.chriswill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of photographer, painter, sculptor, and educator William Christenberry (1936-2016) measure 7.3 linear feet and 14.76 GB and date from circa 1917-2018, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960-2018. The collection sheds light on Christenberry's career through personal papers, gallery and museum files, professional files, personal business records, printed and digital material, photographs, artwork, and sound and video recordings about his work.

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Ellen Hulda Johnson papers
Creators:
Johnson, Ellen H.
Dates:
1872-2018
bulk 1921-1992
Size:
61.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.johnelle
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian, art critic, author, librarian and educator Ellen Hulda Johnson measure 61.5 linear feet and date from 1872-2018, with the bulk of the material dating from 1921-1992. The papers include biographical materials; personal and family files; personal, professional, and business correspondence; extensive research and writing files; teaching files; subject files; professional and curatorial files; and artists' files. Johnson's papers reflect the full range of her career, interests, and close relationships with many artists. There is a 0.2 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes letters to Ellen Johnson from others, letters from Johnson to Carl Gerber, and a sketch by Johnson. Materials date from circa 1956-1991.

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Records
Dates:
1892-1960
Size:
22 cu. ft. (44 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 311
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the administration of William Henry Holmes, first Curator of the National Gallery of Art (NGA), 1907-1920, and Director of the Gallery, 1920-1932. To a lesser extent, it also documents the administration of Ruel P. Tolman, Acting Director of NGA, 1932-1937, and the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1937-1946, and …

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Sherman E. Lee papers
Creators:
Lee, Sherman E.
Dates:
1947-1997
Size:
10.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.leeshere
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Cleveland museum director and art historian Sherman E. Lee measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1947-1997. The records document Lee's extensive career as an art historian, curator and expert on Asian art, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, writer, educator, and consultant. His papers include scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings, travel files, committees and organizations files, consulting files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and one pencil drawing.

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Mildred Baker papers
Creators:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-
Dates:
1882
1923-1997
Size:
2.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bakemild
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator Mildred Baker measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1997, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923 to 1997. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence; writings; files related to her work on the WPA Federal Art Project and other institutional art projects; printed material; photographs of Baker; and photographs and papers related to the work of her husband, Jacob Baker, who also administered programs for the WPA.

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Departmental Records
Dates:
1950-2003
Size:
55.43 cu. ft. (54 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-089
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document administrative issues, projects, and special events at the Archives of American Art and regional offices. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes pertaining to grants, loans, fundraising, membership, contributions, policies and goals, marketing, public relations, educational outreach, acquisitions, publications, collections management, closing of regional …

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Francis Patrick Garvan papers
Creators:
Garvan, Mabel Brady
Garvan, Francis Patrick, 1875-1937
Dates:
1912-1953
1867
Size:
44.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.garvfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art collector Francis Patrick Garvan measure 44.9 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1953, with one document from 1867. The papers provide extensive documentation on the Garvan collection which included rare books, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, and furniture. The majority of the collection consists of inventory records that give descriptive information regarding each piece in the collection; in many cases the files also include a photograph of the object. Also found are correspondence and subject files; auction records for sales at the American Art Association, Parke-Bernet Galleries, and Plaza Art Galleries; loan records; estate records; and a small amount of printed material, writings, and photographs. Approximately half of the Garvan papers were created posthumously by Mabel Brady Garvan and the managers of Garvan's estate.

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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 2: Armed Forces
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1810-1980
Size:
62 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S02
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 2: Armed Forces contains circa 3,400 pieces of sheet music and song folios documenting the military history of the United States; there are only a handful of foreign imprints. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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