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Creators:
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994
Dates:
1932-1984
Size:
4.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.howethom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Thomas Carr Howe papers measure 4.4 linear feet and date from 1932 to 1984. Howe was director of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco for nearly 40 years, and he served as one of the Monuments Men in the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives (MFAA) Section of the U.S. Army during World War II. The collection documents Howe's MFAA work in Germany and Austria locating and recovering cultural artifacts and artwork stolen by the Nazis. There is significant correspondence with friends and colleagues, as well as fellow Monuments Men such as Samson Lane Faison, Edith Standen, and George Stout. The papers also includes reports, inventories of stolen artwork, maps, annotated photographs, a scrapbook, and photographs. The papers also document Howe's later work at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor.

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Creators:
Spero, Nancy, 1926-2009
Dates:
1940s-2009
Size:
27.5 Linear feet
19.12 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.spernanc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, collage artist, and printmaker Nancy Spero measure 27.5 linear feet and 19.12 GB and are dated 1940s-2009. Biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, subject files, personal business records, printed and digital material, and photographic materials provide an overview of her exhibitions, major projects, and personal life. Also documented is her interest and participation in political movements and social issues including anti-war, women's rights, animal rights, repressive regimes, and the treatment of political prisoners.

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Burckhardt, Rudy, 1914-1999
Dates:
1934-2015
Size:
5.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.burcrudy
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of photographer, filmmaker, and painter Rudy Burckhardt measure 5.6 linear feet and date from 1934 to 2015. A bulk of the collection consists of black and white negatives which document over 260 mid-to-late twentieth century modern artists, their work, studios, and/or exhibitions. Notable artists include Willem de Kooning, Dan Flavin, Joseph Cornell, Helen Frankenthaler, Donald Judd, Franz Kline, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Frank Stella, and many others. Burckhardt was hired to photograph for a number of New York art galleries such as the Leo Castelli Gallery and Green Gallery; art collectors including Chaim Gross and David Rockefeller; and art magazines such as ARTnews. Personal papers include announcements and an exhibition catalog; clippings; photographs on postcards; and a book, entitled Conversations with Rudy Burckhardt About Everything, by Simon Pettet, 1987. A small but rich addition to the collection dates from 1941-2015 and contains a curriculum vitae; letters from Joe Brainard, Harold Schimmel, and others; writings; one scrapbook dating from World War II containing letters Burckhardt wrote to Edwin Denby; printed announcements and clippings; and one photograph of Burckhardt taken by Yvonne Jacquette.

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Creators:
Momiyama, Nanae, 1924-2002
Dates:
1928-circa 2000
bulk 1948-2000
Size:
3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mominana
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York painter, calligrapher, and educator, Nanae Momiyama measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1928-circa 2000, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1948-1990s. The collection traces Momiyama's career as a first wave post-World War II Japanese-American artist through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, scrapbooks, sketches and sketchbooks, and photographs.

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Guermonprez, Trude, 1910-1976
Dates:
circa 1900-1987
bulk 1932-1976
Size:
1.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.guertrud
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of fiber artist and educator Trude Guermonprez measure 1.2 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1987 with the bulk of the material dating from 1932 to 1976. The collection includes biographical material, diaries, correspondence, printed material, artwork, and photographs.

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Creators:
Chaet, Bernard
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1997 June 18-August 15
Size:
5 Items (sound files (3 hrs., 30 min.), digital, wav file)
92 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.chaet97
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Bernard Chaet conducted 1997 June 18-August 15, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art, at Chaet's home in Rockport, Massachusetts.

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Creators:
Tamotsu, Chūzō, 1888-1975
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 September 3
Size:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.tamots64
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Chuzo Tamotzu (Tamotsu) conducted 1964 September 3 by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Reindel, Edna M.
Dates:
circa 1918-1990
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.reinedna
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Edna Reindel measure 0.8 linear feet and date from circa 1918-1990. The collection contains biographical material, printed material, artist files and photographs that document Reindel's career and her friendships with Hollywood celebrities, art patrons, and artists.

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Creators:
Finkelstein, Avram, 1952-
Carr, C.
Dates:
2016 April 25-May 23
Size:
23 Items (sound files (7 hrs.), digital, wav)
148 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.finkel16
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Avram Finkelstein conducted 2016 April 25-May 23, by Cynthia Carr, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Finkelstein's home and studio in Brooklyn, New York.

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Creators:
Gentry, Herbert, 1919-2003
Kirwin, Liza
Dates:
1991 May 23
Size:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
31 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.gentry91
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Herbert Gentry conducted 1991 May 23, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.

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