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Creators:
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016
Dates:
1947-2016
Size:
21.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.snelkenn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Kenneth Snelson measure 21.8 linear feet and date from 1947-2016. While primarily known for his sculptures incorporating the structural principle of tensegrity, Snelson was also a prolific photographer and forerunner of computer art. The collection document's the artist's life and work through chronological files, correspondence, project files, gallery and exhibition files, photographic material, and printed material. Chronological files detail seven decades of personal and professional activities, beginning with Snelson's summers at Black Mountain College where he studied with Buckminster Fuller. Project files comprise nearly half of the collection and extensively document his sculptures, towers, atom model, computer art, patents, and cataloging and publishing projects.

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Creators:
Di Suvero, Mark, 1933-
Dates:
1934-2005
Size:
6.8 Linear feet
0.263 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.disumark
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection measures 6.8 linear feet and 0.263 GB, dates from 1934 to 2005, and documents the career of sculptor Mark di Suvero and family relationships. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters to and from di Suvero family members; scattered writings by di Suvero and Marie Louise Martignoni di Suvero, the artist's sister, about Mark di Suvero; drawings; a file on the Socrates Sculpture Park; a file on artist Helen Lessick, an acquaintance of Mark di Suvero; exhibition files; printed material; photographs of the artist, artwork, and members of the di Suvero family; audio and video recordings of interviews with di Suvero; and promotional Tee Shirts. A portion of this collection is sealed.

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Creators:
Outterbridge, John, 1933-2020
Dates:
1953-1997
Size:
4.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.outtjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Los Angeles African American painter, sculptor, and arts administrator John Outterbridge measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1953 to 1997. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional and project files, Watts Towers Arts Center files, exhibition files, printed material, photographs, a scrapbook, and one motion picture film reel.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Astronautics
Dates:
1965-1984, with materials dating from circa 1953
Size:
32 cu. ft. (64 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 398
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection deals chiefly with Durant's tenure as Assistant Director for Astronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Perhaps the single topic of greatest interest is the effort to obtain a building for NASM, which was accomplished on July 1, 1976, when the new museum opened. A parallel theme concerns the drive to plan and com...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Department of Design and Production
Dates:
1984-1999
Size:
12.47 cu. ft. (28 blueprint storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-043
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of master, exhibition, and project drawings created by the Department of Design and Production. The master drawings consist of drawings to which can be added those structures, details, etc. needed to generate specific exhibit or project drawings. These drawings are arranged numerically by gallery or room number and ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1983, 1986-1990
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-085
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of edited exhibition scripts, outlines, and designs for mostly Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES); memoranda to and from other bureaus within the Smithsonian Institution; correspondence between curators and exhibition designers; drawings, sketches and architectural and electrical designs f...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Registration and Collections Management
Dates:
1965-1996
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of these records document periodic "gallery checks" of the collections in each gallery space. The objects were examined in situ for evidence of deterioration, damage, or need for cleaning. Each worksheet records the condition of one object. There may be several checks over time recorded on one sheet. The sheets contain the following ...

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Creators:
Adams, Lisa, 1955-
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010
Dates:
1986-1991
Size:
39 Items
Collection ID:
AAA.adamlisa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Thirty-five letters and four postcards from Craig Kauffman to Lisa Adams written during the years Kauffman lived in Southeast Asia. Included are letters from the Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

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Creators:
Mosher, Robert
Dates:
2003
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1203
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of nine black and white silver prints by Robert Mosher of monuments in Washington, DC and Arlington, Virginia with a focus on the visitors.

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
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, ...

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