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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Educational Programs
Dates:
circa 1968-1991, with materials dating from 1920
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 456
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files concerning the administration of the office, including monthly calendars and scrapbooks of the docent program, information on exhibitions, the records of the "National Survey of Accessibility in Museums in the United States," and a photograph album of artist Alma Thomas.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1937-1990
Size:
38 cu. ft. (38 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 426
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The first NPG director, Charles Nagel, was appointed in 1964. Most of the records document the director's efforts to initiate programs to fulfil the second mission of the Gallery: to provide a research center for American biography, iconography, and history. To achieve this objective, Charles Nagel established the Catalogue of American Po...

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Creators:
Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984
Dates:
1802-2010
bulk 1930-2005
Size:
16.3 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.ernsjimm
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Jimmy Ernst measure 16.3 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from 1802 to 2010, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1930s to 2005. The collection documents Ernst's work as a professional artist, educator and lecturer, and his involvement with the abstract expressionist art movement in the United States through biographical material, correspondence, writings, some personal business papers, teaching materials and lecture notes, printed and digital material, photographs as well as sound and video recordings. Also found is a series of research material, drafts, notes, publicity, correspondence, and interviews pertaining to the writing of Ernst's memoir, A Not So Still-Life (1984).

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Creators:
Obata, Chiura
Dates:
1891-2000
bulk 1942-1945
Size:
3.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.obatchiu
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Japanese-American artist and educator Chiura Obata measure 3.6 linear feet and date from circa 1891 to 2000 with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains biographical material primarily related to Obata's family's forced relocation from Berkeley to Tanforan detention center and incarceration at the Topaz Relocation center; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings by Chiura Obata and others; material related to the art schools Obata established at Tanforan and Topaz; teaching files and professional activities; exhibition files; printed material, including TREK, and Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata's Art of Internment; photographic material; and sketches and sketchbooks. There is a 1.0 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes correspondence, writings, subject files and printed material.

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Creators:
Garden Club of America
Dates:
circa 1920-present
Size:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland. A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.

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Creators:
Haskins, Sylvia Shaw Judson, 1897-1978
Dates:
1911-1975
Size:
4.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hasksylv
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Sylvia Shaw Judson measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1975. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, professional activities files, personal business records, printed material, and photographs of works of art.

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Creators:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Dates:
1760-1935
Size:
2 Reels (ca. 150 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.histsopa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letters, mainly from artists, and documents selected from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's miscellaneous manuscript collection (Society Collection). Letters are to various people; 46 of them are to Townsend Ward and a few are to John A. McAllister, photographer. Many of the letters refer to paintings, portraits, commissions, and awards.

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Creators:
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972
Dates:
1894-1978
bulk 1912-1972
Size:
24.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.westharo
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of modernist painter and activist Harold Weston (1894-1972) date from 1894 to 1978 and measure 24.3 linear feet. The papers focus on Weston's painting career and his involvement with humanitarian and artistic causes. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, association and organization records, commission and project files, materials relating to Weston's book Freedom in the Wilds, writings, artwork, printed materials, two scrapbooks, and photographs.

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Dates:
1875 August
Size:
1 Item (disbound volume of 21 drawings (23 leaves, graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 27 cm.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS39A
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Artist's sketchbook, now disbound, containing scenes of daily life, dances, hunting and a picture of birds. Individual leaves numbered 1 through 23. Cover of the drawing book inscribed in pencil "Drawn by Making Medicine, Cheyenne Prisoner, St. Augustine, Fla. Aug. 1875." Inscriptions on individual leaves by same hand, probably Lt. Richard Pratt.

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Creators:
Downtown Gallery
Dates:
1824-1974
bulk 1926-1969
Size:
109.56 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.downgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Downtown Gallery date from 1824 to 1974 (bulk 1926-1969) and measure 109.56 linear feet. The records present a comprehensive portrait of a significant commercial gallery that operated as a successful business for more than forty years, representing major contemporary American artists and engendering appreciation for early American folk art. There is an unprocessed addition to this collection dating circa 1970 of a single financial/legal document.

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