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Creators:
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter, 1872-1955
Dates:
circa 1860-1991
bulk 1890-1955
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vonnbess
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Bessie Potter Vonnoh measure 0.8 linear feet and date from circa 1860 to 1991, with the bulk of material dating from 1890 to 1955. The scattered papers document the personal life and career of Bessie Potter Vonnoh, and, to a lesser degree, her husband, painter Robert William Vonnoh. Found within the papers are Vonnoh family correspondence, including letters between Bessie and Robert, and professional and personal correspondence, primarily Bessie's. The collection also contains scattered biographical materials, photographs of the Vonnohs, a photograph album, photographs of artwork, clippings, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Department
Dates:
1971-2007
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-273
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a central set of scripts for new exhibitions, revisions to existing exhibitions, and proposed exhibitions at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Some records document NASM exhibits at the Arts and Industries building before the museum had its own building as well as exhibits at NASM's Paul E. Garber Preservatio...

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Creators:
Dowd, William R.
Dates:
1949-1997
Size:
33 Cubic feet (81 boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0593
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Dowd's career as a maker and scholar of harpsichords through correspondence, photographs, drawings, notes, and financial materials. The collection contains templates and drawings for harpsichords built or restored by Dowd. The collection also documents the activities of small business and its owner in Boston from 1959-1988.

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Creators:
Midtown Galleries
Dates:
1904-1997
Size:
86.82 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.midtgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Midtown Galleries measure 86.82 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1997. The collection documents the operation and general administration of the business and includes artist records, exhibition material, inventories, financial records, photographs, and printed material.

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Creators:
Dwan Gallery
Dates:
1959-circa 1982
bulk 1959-1971
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dwangall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Dwan Gallery records measure 2.3 linear feet and consist primarily of files of exhibitions curated by Virginia Dwan at Dwan Galleries in Los Angeles (1959-1967) and New York (1965-1971). Found within this nearly comprehensive set of exhibition files may be lists of exhibited works, price lists, photographs, slides or color transparencies of installations, invitations, full-size posters, magazine and newspaper clippings and exhibition catalogs.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director
Dates:
1974-1984,with related records from 1954
Size:
24.43 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 510
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1947-2003
Size:
1.58 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-010
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the history of the aeronautical and space collections at the Smithsonian Institution, from the United States National Museum through the National Air Museum to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), including the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility and the Steven ...

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Creators:
Fine Arts Federation of New York
Dates:
1895-2005
Size:
15.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fineafny
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Fine Arts Federation of New York, a consortium of New York City arts and architecture organizations, measure 15.2 linear feet and date from 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002. The Federation's activities on behalf of the interests of the constituent organizations and the greater community are documented through officers' files, correspondence, administrative records, scattered printed materials, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988
Dates:
1914-1983
Size:
2.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bishisab
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of realist painter Isabel Bishop date from 1914 to 1983 and measure 2.6 linear feet. The collection documents Bishop's painting career, her friendship with other artists, and her participation in several arts organizations. There are scattered biographical documents, correspondence with fellow artists such as Peggy Bacon, Warren Chappell, Edward Laning, and R. B. Kitaj, and with writers, curators, museums, galleries, arts organizations, and others. Also found are arts organization files, Bishop's writings about Warren Chappell and friend Reginald Marsh, notes, exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material, photographs of Bishop and her artwork, and photographs of Reginald and Felicia Marsh. Original artwork includes 8 sketchbooks, loose sketches, prints, and watercolor figure studies.

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Creators:
Purnell, Louis R., interviewee
Dates:
1993-1994
Size:
13 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9578
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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