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Creators:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Dates:
1962-1976
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.seckdoro
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Dorothy Gees Seckler collection of sound recordings relating to art and artists measures 1.6 linear feet and dates from 1962 to 1976. Recordings include 17 interviews conducted by Seckler, one interview by John Jones, and 17 additional recordings of mostly contemporary art-related programs and interviews taped from radio and television broadcasts. Recordings are on 26 sound cassettes and 25 sound tape reels.

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Creators:
MacGaffey, Wyatt
Dates:
1980
Size:
103 Negatives (photographic) (black & white, 35 mm.)
93 Prints (visual works) (black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
75 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2003-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs by Wyatt MacGaffey, a prominent anthropologist with a lifelong scholarly interest in the Congo, taken during a survey on Belgian colonial architecture for a research project in Kisangani (formerly Stanleyville) in 1980. His images of the often dilapidated buildings range from colonial mansions to views of African housing. Other photographs show small private homes and businesses as well as a mosque under construction by the Saudis and several churches. There are also many street scenes, images of the university and the Congo River. A series of five slides shows popular paintings (such as La Colonie Belge). The value of his images is enhanced by his notes, which record subjects and locations.

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Creators:
United States. War Production Board.
Dates:
1943-1945
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0341
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the War Production Board concerning watches (including clocks and timers) so that both the civilian population and the military would be supplied with adequate and reliable timepieces.

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Creators:
Kaplan, Joseph, 1900-1980
Dates:
1915-1977
Size:
4.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kapljose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the painter, photographer, printmaker, and teacher Joseph Kaplan measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1915-1977. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material, specifically exhibition catalogs. Also found are a large number of photographs taken of and by Kaplan. The papers also include biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, and artwork. There is a 0.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes travel slides taken in Mexico and Provincetown, Massachusetts by Joseph Kaplan, circa 1940-1950, and a photograph of Kaplan by Arnold Newman, circa 1950.

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Creators:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942
Dates:
1867-1932
Size:
2.5 Linear feet (circa 35 items)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1988.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The papers of Parisian jeweler and art collector Henri Vever (1854-1942) include six diaries; a ledger of his art acquisitions; original oil paintings by Vever; and photographs. The materials document Vever's circle of friends, patrons, and other art collectors in turn-of-the-century Paris.

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Creators:
Yoshida, Ray
Dates:
circa 1895-2010
bulk 1950-2005
Size:
10 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.yoshray
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Chicago artist and educator Ray Yoshida measure 10 linear feet and date from circa 1895 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 2005. Yoshida's career as a painter and collagist as well as his long tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are documented through biographical material, personal correspondence, notebooks and writings, teaching records, personal business records, printed material, source material, photographs, sketchbooks, artwork by Yoshida and others, and scrapbooks. Items within the collection also document Yoshida's personal interest in collecting folk art and artifacts.

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Creators:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Dates:
undated
1821-1904
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.catlgeor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection comprises 2.3 feet of papers concerning George Catlin's creation and promotion of his famed "Indian Gallery" of paintings, drawings, and artifacts of North American Indians. Dating from 1821 through 1904, with one item dated 1946, the papers include letters, notebooks and journals, receipt books and loose receipts, printed materials, and other documentation. The bulk of the collection focuses on Catlin's efforts to promote the sale of his gallery to the United States government through tours, including London and Paris, and petitions to various governments to purchase the Gallery. Among the rare printed catalogs and petitions in the collection are exhibition catalogs for the U.S., London, and Paris tours, the earliest dating from 1837. Letters and other documents include letters dating from the 1830s from Henry Clay, Thomas Sully, and William Henry Seward commending Catlin's work, as well as Catlin family correspondence and papers dating from 1821 through the 1870s.

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Creators:
California Art Research Project
Dates:
1936-1937
Size:
20 Volumes ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.caliarp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Twenty volumes of the publication, CALIFORNIA ART RESEARCH, containing monographs on artists whose principal residence was San Francisco.

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Creators:
Laurent, Robert, 1890-1970
Dates:
1869-1973
Size:
3.7 Linear feet ((on 8 microfilmed reels + 1 photograph not microfilmed))
Collection ID:
AAA.laurrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence; manuscripts and writings; lists of works of art; photographs; biographical material; gallery and foundry files; notes and speeches; financial material; scrapbook; guest book; magazines; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and printed material.

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Creators:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919
Dates:
1876-1931
Size:
34 Microfilm reels
Collection ID:
AAA.freechar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Papers concerning Freer's art collecting activities, including correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs. In addition to Freer's own correspondence, the papers include correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler and of Whistler collector Rich...

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