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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian, Exhibits Media Office
Dates:
1991, 2000
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-184
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the work of the Exhibits Media Office on the George Gustav Heye Center exhibition, "Beauty, Honor, and Tradition: The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts." Materials include transcripts, notes, and audio and visual recordings. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Creators:
Forbes, Anne, 1919-
United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Dates:
1948-1977
Size:
472 Photographic Prints
1 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.060
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Anne Forbes collection includes documents and photographs pertaining to her research on Indian arts in the Southwest, United States conducted during 1948-1948 and revisited in 1958. The work culminated in the dissemination of a survey titled "Survey of American Indian Arts and Crafts, Southwest and Northern Plains." Forbes focused mostly on Pueblo paintings having developed personal relationships with several Pueblo painters including Joe Herrera (Cochiti Pueblo), Velino Herrera (Zia Pueblo) and Jose Rey Toledo (Jemez Pueblo).

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Creators:
McLain, Kimowan (Metchewais)
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 negatives (photographic)
1918 slides (photographs)
989 polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan McLain, significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery. Library
Dates:
circa 1965-1973
Size:
1.38 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (0.38 non-standard size boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 85-059
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of sound and film recordings pertaining to National Museum of American Art (NMAA) exhibitions. These materials document the exhibitions Medieval Frescoes from Yugoslavia, George Catlin's Indian Gallery, Stuart Davis Memorial Exhibition, Shaker: Furniture and Objects from the Edward Deming Andrews Collection: Commem...

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Creators:
Hill, Richard W., Sr.
Dates:
circa 1972-1978
Size:
25 prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-35
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Informal photographic portraits depicting Iroquois, Seminole, and other American Indians. Images document the preparation of fry bread, a lacrosse player, a corn-husk doll maker, an Iroquois dancer, a longhouse wedding party, a Seneca wood carver making a water drum, a Seneca basketmaker, and a Seneca flute maker.

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Creators:
Shindler, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno), 1823-1899
Dates:
undated
Size:
2 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7403
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes a list with Indian names and another with negative numbers and some personal or tribal names.

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Creators:
Renwick Gallery
Dates:
1957, 1961-1989, 1997-2003
Size:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-128
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Renwick Gallery during the tenures of Lloyd E. Herman, Director, 1971-1986; Michael W. Monroe, Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995; and Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-2003. Topics covered include art organizations; craft fairs and craft schools; correspondence with m...

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Dates:
2010
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9627
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Progra...

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Creators:
Guadagno, Carmelo
Krevolin, Lewis
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1973
Size:
1402 negatives (photographic) (color, black and white, 35mm)
67 contact sheets
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.058
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Photography taken by MAI staff photographer Carmelo Guadagno during a research project expedition with Lewis Krevolin on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in March of 1973. The project focus was pottery making techniques in various Indigenous settlements across Mexico in support of the 1976-1977 exhibition "Traditional Pottery of Mexico."

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Education and Museum Programs. Publications Office
Dates:
2013-2014
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-032
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the publications: Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes and For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw. Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes was published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the George Gustav Heye C...

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