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Creators:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003
Dates:
1853-2013
bulk 1920-1996
Size:
34.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.milldoro
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of contemporary and folk art curator, historian, and consultant Dorothy C. Miller measure 34.6 linear feet and date from 1853-2013, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920 to 1996. The papers primarily concern Miller's private art consulting work outside of her curatorial work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials, extensive correspondence and subject files, and project files for her art consulting work for the Rockefeller family, Rockefeller University, Chase Manhattan Bank, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the World Trade Center, and other miscellaneous corporate and private clients. Miller's work as a trustee and committee member of various public and private boards and commissions is also represented here. Additionally, the papers contain Miller's research files on Edward Hicks and folk art, and a small number of files of her husband Holger Cahill about his work as Director of the Federal Art Project. There is a scattered documentation of Miller's early curatorial work with Holger Cahill on the First Municipal Art Exhibition (1934) held at the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center. Also found is Dorothy Miller's collection of artists' Christmas cards and photographs of Miller and others. An addition to the papers includes biographical material; family papers; correspondence; professional files; art collection and client files; printed material; and photographic material. While a small number professional files are included, the majority of the addition relates to her personal life, including correspondence with her husband Holger Cahill, and files pertaining to her personal art collection.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Extractive Industries
Dates:
1925-1979
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-124
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document collections management, research, and professional activities of curators in the Division of Extractive Industries, with earlier records dating back to when the division was known as the Division of Manufacturing, the Division of Agriculture and Mining, the Division of Manufactures and Heav...

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National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1997-2005
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-108
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the chronological files of Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, National Portrait Gallery. These files include both outgoing and incoming correspondence as well as internal memoranda pertaining to exhibitions, donors, collection inquiries, technology, publications, events, conferences, meetings, ...

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Creators:
Jeffers, Wendy
Dates:
circa 1930-2015
Size:
3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.jeffwen
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Wendy Jeffers research material on Niles Spencer measures 3.0 linear feet and dates from circa 1930-2015. The material was compiled by Jeffers for an exhibition and catalog she produced of Spencer's work for the Whitney Museum in 1990 and for research toward an updated catalogue raisonné. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence, provenance research on individual artworks, writing, and photographic material. Jeffers' material expands on Dorothy C. Miller's research completed while organizing a Spencer exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1954.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Educational Programs
Dates:
circa 1968-1991, with materials dating from 1920
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 456
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files concerning the administration of the office, including monthly calendars and scrapbooks of the docent program, information on exhibitions, the records of the "National Survey of Accessibility in Museums in the United States," and a photograph album of artist Alma Thomas.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
1977-1986
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-090
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accesion consists of records that document the exhibition activities of Lydia Puccenelli, Curator, circa 1967-2000. Puccinelli was a curator with the Museum of African Art before it became a part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1979 and was later renamed the National Museum of African Art. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Dates:
circa 1985-2008
Size:
23.85 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-175
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting research, planning, design, execution, and installation of exhibitions during the tenure of David Revere McFadden, Curator, 1978-1993; Deborah Shinn, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-1996, and Assistant Curator, 1997-2002; and Sarah Coffin, Curator, 2004- . Exhibitions documented in this accession include ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Dates:
circa 2008
Size:
5.39 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 half document box) (6 16x20 boxes) (5 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-075
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning, design, and installation of the exhibition, "Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008," on display at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum from March 7 through July 6, 2008. The exhibition was organized by Sarah Coffin, head of the Product Design and Decorative Arts Department; ...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
1964-1999
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the curatorial activities of Lydia Puccinelli, Curator of Collections, National Museum of African Art, 1979-1999. Between 1964-1979, Puccinelli served as a curator at the Museum of African Art, prior to its joining the Smithsonian. A large portion of the correspondence is in response to public ...

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Creators:
Finkel, Bruria, 1932-
Dates:
1953-2014
Size:
12.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.finkbrur
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of California artist, curator, and educator Bruria Finkel measure 12.1 linear feet and date from 1953 to 2014. This collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, project files, professional records, exhibition files, artists' files, personal business records, printed materials, photographic materials, sound and video cassettes, and numerous electronic discs.

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