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Creators:
Joseph Henry Papers Project
Dates:
1960-2008
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-217
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence with depositories from which the Joseph Henry Papers Project requested documents relating to Joseph Henry, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1878. The Joseph Henry Papers Project was part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Institutional History Division. Materials also include l...

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Creators:
Slivka, Rose
Dates:
circa 1947-2006
Size:
20.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.slivrose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of craft expert Rose Slivka, an editor, writer, critic, and educator, measure 20.8 linear feet and date from circa 1947-2006. The papers reflect Slivka's work with associations and universities to encourage the recognition of crafts as an international and broadly defined art form. The routine business of publishing Craft Horizons magazine and the founding and operation of Craft International magazine are documented by correspondence and subject files. Correspondence is mainly professional with some scattered personal letters. Subject files concern various organizations, individuals and events related to Slivka's work and interests. Among the writings are manuscripts, notes, and research materials for her book about Peter Voulkos; also included are shorter writings on a variety of topics, poems, 2 diaries, lectures and talks. There are many interviews with craftspeople and artists conducted by Slivka and others, some undertaken as research for articles. Photographs include views of Slivka, craftspeople she observed when traveling abroad, and artwork.

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Creators:
Renwick Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1967-1988
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 465
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit primarily documents the tenure of Lloyd Herman, Director of the Renwick Gallery, but also contains the records of David W. Scott, Robert Tyler Davis, and Joshua C. Taylor, directors of the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA). The records pertain to temporary exhibitions as well as the permanent collections of the Renwick ...

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Creators:
Tatti, Benedict, 1917-1993
Dates:
1936-2011
bulk 1945-1993
Size:
1.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.tattbene
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York sculptor, painter, educator, and video artist, Benedict Tatti (1917-1993) measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1936-2011, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1945-1993. Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, project files, subject files, exhibition files, writings, notes, and lists, printed materials, and photographs. Exhibition files and printed material, such as catalogues and checklists provide an overview of Tatti's activities as a sculptor and video artist. Also, photographs of artwork are a rich source of provenance-related information on Tatti's sculptures.

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Creators:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915
Dates:
1887-circa 1977
Size:
2.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bittkarl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Karl Bitter date from 1887 to 1977 and measure 2.5 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of works of art and commemorative medals from expositions. Also found are scattered biographical information, family correspondence, two diaries, printed materials, sketchbooks, and sketches.

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Creators:
Clark, Austin Hobart, 1880-1954
Dates:
1883-1954 and undated
Size:
10.61 cu. ft. (19 document boxes) (1 half document box) (2 12x17 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7183
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:
Turner, John F.
Dates:
circa 1928-2015
bulk 1978-1990
Size:
6.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.turnjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The John F. Turner collection of research material on visionary self-taught artist Howard Finster measures 6.9 linear feet and dates from circa 1928 to 2015, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1978 to 1990. John Turner is a California-based curator who compiled this collection in preparation for his book Howard Finster: Man of Visions (1989). Found within the collection are correspondence; numerous interviews with Finster and Finster family members, curators and historians, collectors, and artists; draft manuscripts and research notes; compiled research files on other topics; printed materials and commercial broadcast video recordings; and photographic material, including polaroids annotated by Finster. There is also one series of Howard Finster's papers that include writings by Finster, sound and video recordings of Finster exhibitions and talks by Finster related to those exhibitions, recordings of other speaking engagements, sermons, and other events, a scattering of personal business records that includes a ledger and price list of artwork, and artwork.

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Creators:
Taylor, Betty Blayton, 1937-2016
Dates:
1929-2016
bulk 1970s-2000s
Size:
7.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.blaybett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American painter and art administrator Betty Blayton-Taylor measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1929 to 2016, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 2000s. The collection contains biographical material including resumes, awards, family papers, autograph books from her time in school, and mix tapes; correspondence with colleagues, friends, and other artists including Frank Wimberley, Howardina Pindell, and Eugene Grigsby; and writings including artist statements and notes. Also included are files related to the Children's Art Carnival, an arts education organization co-founded by Blayton-Taylor, for which she served as executive director for many years. These files include board and committee files, budget and financial documents, correspondence, and reports. Files related to the Harlem Textile Works, another organization co-founded by Blayton-Taylor, include board and committee files, correspondence, business plans, and reports. The collection also includes material related to professional activities including exhibition files, committee files, consignment and sale agreements, financial documents, and property files; printed material including exhibition announcements, catalogs and programs, newspaper clippings, published books, and recorded conference proceedings; a scrapbook containing primarily clippings, as well as some correspondence and other printed material; and photographic material including photographs, negatives, slides, and digital images.

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Creators:
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989
Dates:
1905 - 1987
Size:
3 Cubic feet (6 boxes and 10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0257
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Irving Berlin was a 20th century American composer and songwriter. This collection has sheet music for over 200 songs composed by Irving Berlin, as well as a sheet music by other composers. In addition to sheet music, there is correspondence, awards, photographs, and posters pertaining to Irving Berlin.

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Creators:
Davidovich, Jaime, 1936-2016
Dates:
1949-2014
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.davijaim
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York conceptual and performance artist Jaime Davidovich, measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1949 to 2014. The collection document's Davidovich's transition from Argentina to the United States, his early artistic career in both countries, specific projects and exhibitions, and the way in which Davidovich's work intersected with audiovisual media and the New York avant-garde in the 1960s and 1970s. Papers include biographical materials, correspondence, writings including memoirs, exhibition and project files, scrapbooks, and printed materials.

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