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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art
Dates:
1965-1985
Size:
58 cu. ft. (58 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 477
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document an important change in the scope of the Smithsonian's concerns. Four of the bureaus and offices represented in these records existed in some form prior to 1964: the National Museum of American History, the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Museum of American Art, and the National Portrait Gallery. All the others we...

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Creators:
Zorthian, Jirayr
Dates:
circa 1937-2004
Size:
2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.zortjira
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Jirayr Zorthian measure 2.0 linear feet and date from circa 1937 to 2004. The papers document Zorthian's career as a muralist through correspondence with family and friends; an interview, resumes, certificates, writings, and other professional activity material; clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, pamphlets on the Zorthian Day Ranch for Children, and other printed material; and photographs of Zorthian, his friends and family, and some of his artwork.

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Creators:
Berkowitz, Rosalie
Dates:
[1927-1950]
Size:
13 Items (photographic prints, b&w, 34 x 26 cm. and smaller)
Collection ID:
AAA.berkrosa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

REEL 1817-1818 AND SCANNED: One is of Berkowitz's teacher, George Luks, in his studio, 1927 (frame 784). Two were taken at an American Federation of Arts convention, ca. 1950, including one of Berkowitz's husband, Sidney, with Burton Cumming (fr. 1288-89), and one of Eloise Spaeth, Vincent Price, Francis Henry Taylor, and an unidentified man (fr. 1...

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Creators:
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6
Dates:
1914-1983
Size:
7.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.gerseuge
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor and art instructor, Eugenie Gershoy, measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1914 to 1983. The collection documents Gershoy's career through biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Vachon, John, 1914-1975
Doud, Richard Keith
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 April 28
Size:
18 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.vachon64
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of John Vachon conducted 1964 April 28, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Wilson, Ellis, 1899-1977
Dates:
1922-1959
bulk 1940s
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wilselli
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American painter and illustrator Ellis Wilson measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1959, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1940s. The collection includes certificates, correspondence, printed material, and photographic material. The bulk of this collection is composed of photographs.

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Creators:
Ramos, Mel, 1935-2018
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1981 May 15
Size:
49 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.ramos81
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Mel Ramos conducted 1981 May 15, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Ramos speaks of the human figure as subject matter; contemporary iconography; the continuity of themes throughout art history; his interest in celebrities; his female nudes; his response to feminist objections to his work; the influence of Willem d...

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Creators:
Ferguson, Duncan, 1901-1974
Dates:
1920-1990
Size:
6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fergdunc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence with Ferguson's wives, family and friends, among them political cartoonist for The Militant, Laura Gray, ceramist Cleo Bell, and mathematician Frederick Rodney Holt, one of the founders of Apple Computers; photographs of Ferguson, his family, his sculptures and reliefs, and studio pictures; several issues of The Militant and the Inte...

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Creators:
Crimi, Alfred D., 1900-
Dates:
1930-1987
Size:
4.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.crimalfr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material; correspondence with the Italian Embassy, 1974-1977; minutes of Art Commission of the City of New York, 1958-1981; sketchbooks, and sketches; paintings by Crimi for his book, THE ART OF MULTI-DIMENSIONAL PAINTING; sketches by Soriano; books by Crimi; exhibition catalogs; scrapbooks, clippings and other printed material; and ph...

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Creators:
Vargas, Alberto, 1896-1982
Dates:
1914-1985
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vargalbe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of illustrator Alberto Vargas measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1914 to 1985. The collection is comprised of awards and certificates; beauty pageant judging records; correspondence; a diary from 1915; a notebook and poems; pencil drawings; clippings, magazines, music album covers, and artwork reproductions; and photographs of Vargas, his family, at work related events, and works of art.

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