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Creators:
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963
Dates:
1906-1965
bulk 1912-1930
Size:
1.04 Linear feet
1.09 Cubic feet (1 records center box; 1 flatbox)
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Major General Frank Purdy Lahm (1877-1963) was the first balloon pilot, the first airship pilot, and the first airplane pilot in the US Army. Like his father, Frank Samuel Lahm, his early interest was in ballooning, and in 1906 he won the James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. In 1909 Lahm and Lt. Frederick E. Humphreys were trained by Orville and Wilbur Wright to fly the first plane the US Army purchased from the Wrights. In 1912 he was made commanding officer of the US Army Flying School in the Philippines, and during World War I he was commander of the Second Army Air Service. Following the war Lahm founded the Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, a source of great pride to him, but was reassigned in 1931 as air attaché and later military attaché to France and Belgium. When Lahm retired from the military in 1941 he had distinguished himself as recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and the French Legion of Honor. This collection consists of photographs and news clippings detailing Lahm's military career and his personal life.

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Thaden, Louise (McPhetridge), 1905-1979
Dates:
1925-1949
Size:
2.18 Cubic feet (2 records center boxes)
2.08 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0006
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of photographs, news clippings, and correspondence documenting Thaden's aviation career.

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Creators:
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946
Dates:
1848-1999
Size:
10.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.currjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, muralist, and illustrator John Steuart Curry, and Curry family papers, measure 10.1 linear feet and date from 1848 to 1999. Papers document his career and family history through certificates, correspondence, photographs, clippings, contracts, receipts, inventories, writings, notes, and other materials. The papers contain particularly rich documentation of Curry's period as artist-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin, from 1936 to 1946. Mural projects in Kansas, Washington, DC, and Wisconsin are also documented.

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Creators:
Adams, Joe, 1922-
Morehead, Howard, 1926-2003
Dates:
1948-1980
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0908
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials documenting the career of Joe Adams, a Los Angeles radio announcer and movie and television actor, who later became Ray Charles's manager.

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Creators:
Knight, Gwendolyn
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000
Dates:
1816
1914-2008
bulk 1973-2001
Size:
25.35 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.lawrjaco
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American painter and educator Jacob Lawrence and his wife, artist Gwendolyn Knight measure 25.35 linear feet and 0.001 GB date from 1914 to 2008, with one item from 1816 and the bulk of the material dating from 1973 to 2001. The collection includes biographical material; correspondence including condolence letters to Gwendolyn Knight after Jacob Lawrence's death; writings by Jacob Lawrence and others; printed and digital material; photographs; personal business records; artwork; records from the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonné Project; materials related to the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation; professional files; and material related to awards and honors received by Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight.

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Creators:
Pye, John
Dates:
1911-1979
Size:
1.54 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-024
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The John Pye papers, dating from 1911 to 1979 and measuring .73 linear feet, document the career of White House chauffeur and butler John Pye. The collection is composed of correspondence, clippings, invitations, photographs, and a book.

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Creators:
Opper, John , 1908-1994
Dates:
1926-2011
Size:
1.4 Linear feet
0.057 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.oppejohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of abstract painter and teacher John Opper measure 1.4 linear feet and 0.057 GB and are dated 1926-2011. The papers contain both professional and personal corespondence, including letters from immediate family. Biographical materials consist of essential data including passports, birth and death certificates, and curricula vitae. Some geneological documents are in digital format. Personal business records relate to the artist's Bowery Street and Amagansett studios, and to art sales through the Grace Borgenicht Gallery. A scrapbook contains newspaper clippings. Additional clippings, group and solo exhibition catalogs and announcements documenting Opper's career, and galley sheets of a children's book illustrated by Opper are included among the printed material. Photographs are of Opper, his family, friends, and paintings. Digital photographs depict the artist and relatives. The collection also contains a few pen and ink drawings by Opper.

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Creators:
Smith, Julia Goodrich, 1853-1941
Dates:
circa 1926-1929
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
AAA.smitjuli
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The photographs of works of art by landscape painter, George Inness, measure 1 linear foot, and date from circa 1926-1929. The collection comprises a comprehensive set of photographs of Inness's artwork compiled by his widow, Julia Goodrich Smith, shortly after his death. Smith's photographs are accompanied by a numbered index and also include one photograph of Inness, photographs of biographical items such as diplomas and certificates, and photographs of Inness's coffin and the Inness family grave site.

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Creators:
Getz, Ilse, 1917-
Dates:
1928-1999
Size:
3.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.getzilse
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of collage artist Ilse Getz measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1928 through 1999, with the bulk of the papers dating from circa 1947-circa 1990. Her personal life is reflected through biographical material including a genealogy of the Bechhold family; marriage and death certificates; and writings that include journals, artist statement, poems and notes. The collection contains letters from friends, artists, collectors, and museum and art gallery representatives; exhibition files; and printed material relating to Getz's exhibitions. Also found are photographs, slides and transparencies of artwork.

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Creators:
Kennedy Galleries
Dates:
1864-circa 1983
Size:
1.28 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fleimart
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Kennedy Galleries Miscellaneous Records date from 1864 - circa 1983 and measure 1.28 linear feet. These scattered records were compiled by gallery owner Martha Fleischman and relate to art collections and artists historically represented by or associated with the gallery. The collection includes a few letters, one essay, reports, ledger pages, a certificate, printed materials, and photographs of artists and artwork, particularly artwork by Walt Kuhn.

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