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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1912-1965
Size:
28.5 cu. ft. (57 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 312
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 312 was transferred from the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Archives to the Smithsonian Institution Archives in October 1984. The NMAA Archives, which was created in January 1975, and located in the Fine Arts and Portrait Gallery Building, came under the daily administration of the NMAA, with technical supervision and ...

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Creators:
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960
Dates:
1840-1967
bulk 1900-1960
Size:
13.92 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.watsforb
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City art critic, writer, and lecturer Forbes Watson date from 1840-1967 with the bulk of materials dating from 1900-1960 and measure 13.92 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, business records relating to the Arts Publishing Corporation, records documenting Watson's work for the Public Works of Art Project and the Section of Painting and Sculpture, reference files, an exhibition file from the Pepsi-Cola Company's Third Annual Exhibition, writings and notes, ten scrapbooks and loose pages, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
Herbert, David, 1920-1995
Dates:
circa 1909-1996
bulk 1945-1995
Size:
5.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.herbdavi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York gallery owner and art dealer David Herbert measure 5.8 linear feet and date from circa 1909-1996, with the bulk of the material dating from 1945-1995. Herbert's papers document his years working for Betty Parsons Gallery, Sidney Janis Gallery, Graham Gallery, and others; the operation of the David Herbert Gallery from 1959-1962; Herbert's partnerships and agreements with Richard Feigen and others; and his activities as an independent dealer. Records include biographical material, correspondence, notebooks, subject files, artist files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Schreckengost, Viktor, 1906-
Dates:
1933-1995
Size:
0.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.schrvikt
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The scattered papers of industrial designer Viktor Schreckengost measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1933 to 1995. Largely, this selection of papers deals with Schreckengost's dinnerware design career, specifically with the American Limoges pottery firm of Sebring, Ohio. Found is correspondence with the American Limoges China Company and the Crockery and Glass Journal; printed materials featuring his designs; a photo of Schreckengost and his ceramics; sketches and large-scale renderings of dinnerware; and three VHS videocassettes. One videocassette dates from 1993 and contains an interview of Viktor and Don Schreckengost, a 1994 videocassette concerns the history of Schreckengost's art, and a third tape contains a slide show.

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Creators:
Simmons, Philip, 1912-2009
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2001 April 4-5
Size:
30 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.simmon01
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Philip Simmons conducted 2001 April 4-5, by Mary Douglas, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Simmons' home and workshop, Charleston, South Carolina.

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Creators:
Jacques Seligmann & Co
Dates:
1904-1978
bulk 1913-1974
Size:
203.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.jacqself
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. measure approximately 203.1 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1978, with bulk dates from 1913 to 1974. The collection includes extensive correspondence files, reference material on American and European collectors and their collections, inventory and stock records, financial records, exhibition files, auction files, and the records of subsidiary companies. The collection is an invaluable resource in tracing the provenance of particular works of art and provides a comprehensive view of the activities of collectors and art dealers in the years leading up to and following World War II.

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Creators:
Namuth, Hans
Dates:
1945-1985
Size:
4.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.namuhans
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York photographer and filmmaker Hans Namuth measure 4.5 linear feet and date from 1945 to 1985. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs taken by Namuth of New York artists. Also included are papers regarding Namuth's film about Alfred Stieglitz and other professional files.

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Creators:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999
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Dates:
circa 1925-1982
Size:
45 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A1988.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The John Alexander Pope papers contain limited biographical, personal and professional information. The bulk of the collection consists of published and unpublished writings, research materials and correspondence.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1964-1984
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 634
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist mostly of the correspondence of Warren H. Robbins, which documents activities of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) since its inception. Also included are some correspondence and memoranda of Jean M. Salan, John E. Reinhardt, and David L. Stratmon, a previous Associate Director of MAA (Museum of African Art). ...

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Creators:
Presser, Josef, 1906-1967
Dates:
1913-1980
Size:
4.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.presjose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York painters and teachers Josef Presser and Presser's wife Agnes Hart measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1913 to 1980, with the bulk of the material from 1940 to 1980. The collection documents their personal and professional lives as artists and educators and consists of biographical material, business and personal correspondence, teaching files, printed material, and scattered photographs. The collection also includes writings, personal business records, and artwork by Presser.

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