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Creators:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
Dates:
1879-1990
bulk 1933-1970
Size:
25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.shahben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of social realist painter, photographer, illustrator, printmaker, and teacher Ben Shahn (1898-1969) measure 25.0 linear feet and date from 1879-1990, with the bulk of the material dating from 1933-1970. The bulk of the collection consists of over 14 linear feet of incoming letters from artists, writers, colleagues, publishers, art organizations, galleries, and universities and colleges. Also found are biographical materials, project and source files, printed material, artwork by Shahn and others, photographs taken of and by Shahn, interview transcripts, sound recordings of interviews and a motion picture film.

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Creators:
Mathis, Nathaniel, 1946- (barber, motivational speaker)
Dates:
1946-2004
bulk 1970-2004
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (18 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0641
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Nathaniel Mathis is a Washington, D.C., hairstylist, inventor, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. His papers document his business life and community involvement.

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Creators:
Brown, Ray (Jazz musician)
Dates:
undated
circa 1940-2010
Size:
8 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1362
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ray Brown was an African-American musician, composer, bandleader, manager, music teacher and promoter. He became best known for his collaborative work with Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, the Oscar Peterson Trio and Norman Granz' s Jazz at the Philharmonic. Over the course of his career, Brown received awards and accolades from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jazz Hall of Fame, Down Beat and Playboy. Brown's papers document his professional music career from 1944 to 2002 and include music compositions and notes, publicity materials, photographs and some recordings of his performances.

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Kubla Khan Frozen Food Company (Portland, Oregon)
Loy, Percy W.
Wong, Robert
Dates:
1931-2006
Size:
20.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1316
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Kubla Khan Frozen Food Company, a Portland, Oregon company that manufactures, packages and distributes frozen Chinese food from 1950-present.

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Creators:
Wechsler, Judith
Dates:
circa 1940-2003
bulk 1971-1994
Size:
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wechjudi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of filmmaker and art historian Judith Wechsler measure 16 linear feet and consist of film production material from several of Wechsler's documentary films released between 1989 and 1994. Most of the collection consists of sound recordings and motion picture film. Documentaries with production material in the collection include Jasper Johns: Take An Object, produced with Hans Namuth, Harry Callahan (1994), Aaron Siskind: Making Pictures (1991), and five episodes of The Painter's World: Changing Constants of Art from the Renaissance to the Present (1989), a six-part television series produced by WGBH in Boston. Episodes of the series for which records are found include "The Training of Painters," "The Arrested Moment," "Portraits," "Abstraction," and "Painting and the Public". Also found are two reels of soundtrack labeled "Two Photographers," a title for which no other documentation is found. Notable content includes interviews with Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, David Hockney, Philip Pearlstein, Joel Meyerowitz, Dominique de Menil, Walter Hopps, Aaron Siskind, and Harry Callahan, found in their unedited state among the original sound recordings. Production elements found include original sound recordings, work print picture and soundtrack, outtakes, various pre-print master material, and video copies of completed works.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies
Dates:
1985-1995
Size:
3.03 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-264
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials created by the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies and its predecessor, the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, for the Smithsonian Institution's Columbus Quincentenary program, which marked the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first landfall in what would become the Americas ...

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Creators:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984
Dates:
1933-1983
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
AAA.neelalic
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York painter Alice Neel measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1933 to 1983. The bulk of the collection documents the last fifteen years of Neel's career as an artist. Found within the papers are letters from galleries, museums, and art organizations; writings and notes by Neel; exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material; and photographs depicting Neel, exhibitions, and her artwork.

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Creators:
Romick, Darrell C.
Dates:
bulk 1940s-1980s
Size:
50 Cubic Feet ((40 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0015
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 45 cubic feet of papers, photographs, audio recordings, reports, drawings, correspondence and film, created or collected by Darrell Romick. The papers highlight his visionary space engineering, especially during his time at Goodyear during the 1950s and early 1960s.

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Eskimo Pie Corporation.
Nelson, Christian Kent, 1893-1992
Dates:
1921-1996
Size:
15 Cubic feet (31 boxes, 19 folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0553
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Printed advertisements, photographs (including negatives and slides), sales presentation materials and packaging; patent and legal information, clippings, posters, scripts for radio commercials, sheet music for jingles, etc. Also includes personal papers (correspondence) of Christian Nelson, inventor of the Eskimo Pie.

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Creators:
Gensel, John
Morgen, Joe
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1950-1979
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0763
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Duke Ellington, once owned by Ellington's publicist Joe Morgen: Morgen's correspondence, much of it relating to appearances by Ellington; photographs; some financial records; some music manuscripts of Ellington's; concert and theater programs; a film of Ellington at the White House in 1969 when he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Nixon; and press releases and newspaper and magazine articles.

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