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Creators:
Couper, William, 1853-1942
Dates:
1872-1971
bulk 1872-1908
Size:
0.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.coupwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of William Couper date from 1872 through 1971 with the bulk of the material dated 1872 through 1908. The collection consists of 0.9 linear feet of letters, photographs, and printed material that document William Couper's career as a sculptor and his family life. Letters are from Couper and his wife to his parents, and to his brother John, discussing family matters, his art training, his travels, and his work in New York. There are also several letters from his father-in-law, sculptor Thomas Ball.

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Creators:
Eaton, Charles James Madison, 1808-1893
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873
Dates:
1845-1867
Size:
21 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.eatochar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Nineteen letters from Hiram Powers in Florence to Eaton, 1845-1867, concerning: the future of the Fine Arts in America; sculpture for the Capitol building; government patronage and politics; his commissions for portrait busts and ideal figures; his biographer, C.E. Lester, whom Powers rejects as "a scroundrel capable of any amount of falsehood"; th...

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Creators:
Werner, Nat, 1907?-1991
Dates:
1930s-1980s
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wernnat
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, photographs and negatives, and printed material documenting Werner's professional career as a sculptor. Of note is correspondence relating to Werner's portrait bust of Thomas Wolfe, including letters from Werner requesting photographic portraits of Wolfe and letters from Carl Van Vechten, and Wolfe's editors, Maxwell Perkins and Edw...

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Creators:
Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986
Berman, Avis
Dates:
1981 June 9-17
Size:
105 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.nakian81
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Reuben Nakian conducted 1981 June 9-17, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Barrett, Oliver O'Connor, b. 1908
Dates:
1930-1980
Size:
0.5 Linear feet ((on 3 partial microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.barroliv
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, art works, writings, photographs, printed material, and business records document Barrett's sculpture and life.

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Creators:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873
Dates:
1819-1953
bulk 1835-1883
Size:
12.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.powehira
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Of note is Powers' "Studio Memorandum," from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional papers include scattered biographical material, financial and legal records, printed materials, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.

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Creators:
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941
Dates:
1926-1981
Size:
1 Reel (ca. 1,000 items (on 1 microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.borggutz
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence between Borglum and Dr. J.S. Lankford, between Borglum and Ellen Quillin, Director of the Witte Museum, San Antonio, Tex., and regarding Borglum's monument at the Alamo in San Antonio; photocopies of articles regarding Borglum's son, Lincoln; exhibition catalogs, brochures, and other printed material; and photographs of Borglum's scu...

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Creators:
Martinez, Emanuel, 1947-
Dates:
1964-2015
Size:
0.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.marteman
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, muralist, and educator Emanuel Martinez measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1964 to 2015. The collection is comprised of correspondence with Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzalez of the activist group Crusade for Justice; writings that include journal entries, essays about Mexican American youth, education, the artist Rini Templeton, community murals, and a presentation transcript about the sculpture Farm Workers' Altar; printed materials that include a bumper sticker and flyer designed by Martinez, photocopies of a poem and sketch by Martinez, and a book of writings on Mexican and Spanish Americans signed by George Garcia; photographs of Martinez as a child, in portraits, painting, and at events; and a scrapbook documenting the history of murals and Chicano art in Colorado through clippings and one letter of congratulations from former Representative Patricia Schroeder.

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Creators:
Cecere, Gaetano, 1894-1985
Dates:
1929-1971
Size:
0.6 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.cecegaet
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letters, certificates, writings, photographs, printed material, and legal and financial records.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1985-2000
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-092
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the exhibition research, planning, and execution activities of the Deputy Director of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Records also document the Deputy Director's interaction within and among the offices under her direction, as well as outside contacts and dealings. These records were c...

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