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Creators:
Robbins, Warren M.
Dates:
1923-2009
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-136
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the personal papers of Warren M. Robbins, founder and director of the Museum of African Art which became a part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1979 and was later renamed the National Museum of African Art. The records document his early life growing up in Worchester, Massachusetts; his work in the Foreign Service;...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1998-2005
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-022
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document exhibition planning and production, and curatorial publishing activities during the tenures of Deputy Directors Charles J. Robertson (1986-2001) and Rachel M. Allen (2002- ). Some materials date to when the museum was known as the National Museum of American Art. Materials include budgets, ...

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Creators:
Burnett, Calvin, 1921-2007
Dates:
1920-1979
bulk 1960s-1970s
Size:
6.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.burncalv
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of graphic artist and arts educator Calvin Burnett measure 6.1 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1979, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1960s to the 1970s. The papers contain biographical material, correspondence, writings, material related to his education and professional activities, personal business records, printed material, a scrapbook, and a small amount of photographs and artwork.

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1995-1999
Size:
14 Linear feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-037
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition examining the faith and spiritual traditions in African American religious life in the 1990s. The exhibition features members of Christian churches as well as those of other faiths. Special attention is given to the ways that African American congregations are responding to contemporary challenges affecting their families, neighborhoods, and communities. Curated by Gail Lowe, the show wa displayed in the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building from May 1998 to December 1999.

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Creators:
Drewal, Henry John
Dates:
1997
Size:
1,442 Slides (color, 35mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2010-010
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Series 1 is comprised of photos taken by Dr. Henry Drewal while traveling in Morocco from May 29, 1997 to June 21, 1997. The series includes images taken in Casablanca, Rabat, Salé, Fès al Bali, Meknès, Sijilmassa, Rissani, Marrakech, and Essaouira. Subjects include architecture, market scenes, craftsmen and artisans at work, musicians, landscapes ...

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Creators:
Miller, Benna
Dates:
1986
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.millbenn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Approximately 5 hours of video footage of interviews with sculptor Richmond Barthe (1909-1989) conducted by Benna Miller on March 15-16, 1986 for a video segment about Barthe produced by Ventura Cable Company, Ventura, California. Barthe can be seen working in his studio in Pasadena, California.

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Creators:
Washington, James W., 1911-2000
Dates:
1938-1989
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.washjame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist James W. Washington, Jr. measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1938 to 1989. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional records, material related to the Artists Equity Association, printed material, and photographic material.

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Creators:
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988
Glimcher, Arnold B.
Dates:
1972 Jan. 30
Size:
18 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.nevels72
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Louise Nevelson conducted 1972 Jan. 30, by Arnold Glimcher, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1990-2004
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-010
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting traveling exhibitions produced by the Office of Exhibits Central for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Exhibitions documented in this accession include American Voices: Latino Photographers in the United States; An Ocean Apart: Contemporary Vietnamese Art from the Unit...

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Creators:
Nasisse, Andy S., 1946-
Dates:
circa 1979-circa 1986
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.nasiandy
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Andy Nasisse files relating to self-taught artists measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1979 to 1986, with additional undated materials. Included are artist files on twenty-five self-taught artists. Files consist primarily of black and white photographs of artists, their artworks, and photographs of unidentified artworks. Also included is a letter discussing artist Howard Finster's first dealer, Jeffrey Camp, and in which Nasisse offers his advice to Finster to limit production of his work. An audio recording of an interview with Miles Carpenter conducted by Nasisse, and a documentary about J. B. Murray, A Video Documentary of an Artist and His Work, are also present in these files. The documentary features many of Murray's paintings and drawings, as well as his comments on his art and visions. The artists included in the files are Eldren M. (E. M.) Bailey, Miles Carpenter, Tessie Carroll, Emanuel "Litto" Damonte, Samuel Perry (S.P.) Dinsmoor, Sam Doyle, John Ehn, Howard Finster, Laura Pope Forrester, Dilmus Hall, Irene Hall, Bessie Harvey, St. EOM (Eddie Owens Martin), Jeff McKissack, John Milkovitch, J. B. Murray, Grandma Tressa Prisbrey, Dow Pugh, W.T. Ratcliffe (or Ratliff), William Carlton Rice (Mr. Rice), Royal Robertson, James "Son Ford" Thomas, Mose Tolliver, Frank van Zant (Chief Rolling Mountain Thunder), and Brother Joseph Zoetl.

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