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Creators:
Plaut, James S. (James Sachs), 1912-1996
Dates:
[ca. 1929]-1980
Size:
1.4 Linear feet
2.2 Linear feet (Addition)
4 Volumes (Reels 581 and 5139: Scrapbooks)
Collection ID:
AAA.plaujame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, business files, academic papers, photographs, clippings, sketchbook, sketches, and miscellaneous notes.

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Creators:
Wagstaff, Samuel J.
Dates:
circa 1932-1985
Size:
6.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wagssamu
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985 comprise 6.4 linear feet of correspondence, writings, miscellaneous records, printed material, and photographs documenting Wagstaff's professional and personal relationships with artists and photographers, his career as an art curator, and his position as an important collector of paintings and photographs. Correspondence with artists and others such as curators, arts organizations, galleries, and museums, reflects the diversity of contemporary American art and includes individuals associated with the abstract expressionist, Fluxus, pop, earth, conceptual, and minimalist art movements.

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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:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1973, 1977-1982
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files, including memoranda, blueprints, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented include the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the Silver Hill Facility (Museum Support Center), the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Environmen...

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
circa 1834-1951
Size:
1.92 Cubic feet (consisting of 4 boxes, 1 folder, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Dairy
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Dairy forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1980-1982
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files, including memoranda, blueprints, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented include the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait G...

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Creators:
Taussig, H. Arthur
Dates:
circa 1995-2015
Size:
1 Cubic foot (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1396
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Taussig created "The Museum Project" to document what he terms "vernacular" museums in America, on offbeat or esoteric subjects. The collection contains color photoprints, organized regionally, of the interiors and exteriors of the museums he documented, and a hard drive containing all the images from the project.

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Creators:
Mesches, Arnold, 1923-
Dates:
1939-2015
Size:
13.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mescarno
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City and Gainesville, Florida based painter Arnold Mesches (1923-2016) measure 13.6 linear feet and date from 1939-2015. The collection documents Mesches' politically-engaged career and work process through biographical material, correspondence, writings, gallery and exhibition files, project files, subject files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, and photographic material. Project files comprise a bulk of the collection and include grant files, activism files, project notebooks, and over 100 art project files containing drawings, source material, and photographic material for individual artworks.

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Creators:
McDaniel, George W.
Dates:
1978-1979
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2013.110
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Jones-Hall-Sims House also known as "Freedom House" is featured prominently in the NMAAHC Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation exhibition. This collection reflects the research completed by historian Dr. George McDaniel documenting the history of the Jones-Hall-Sims House, the communties of Jonesville and Jerusalem.

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Creators:
Kondratas, Ramunas A.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Science, Medicine, and Society
Dates:
1979-2006
bulk 1987-1993
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (12 boxes, 3 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1134
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of pamphlets, books, and a wide variety of printed matter and ephemera relating to HIV/AIDS. The collection was principally assembled by National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution curator Ramunas Kondratas.

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