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Creators:
Ailey, Alvin
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-
Dates:
1961-2004
Size:
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2013.245
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.

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Creators:
Kauffer, E. McKnight (Edward McKnight), 1890-1954
Dates:
1915-1954
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1997-134-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection documents Kauffer's work as a theater designer, and graphic designer from 1915-1954.The collection includes allusions to correspondences between Kauffer in America to T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) in London, between 1930 and 1955. (There are no letters between the two men in the collection.) Although Kauffer and Eliot were to become friends after 24 July 1930, they were professionally related before that time. Kauffer illustrated the Ariel edition of Eliot's "Marina." Kauffer and Eliot met in London. In the collection are also posters of Kauffer's works, biographical pieces, and obituaries as well as photographs of the artist.

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Creators:
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Dates:
1965 Dec. 21
Size:
31 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.rausch65
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Robert Rauschenberg conducted 1965 Dec. 21, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Leeds, Harold E., 1913-2002
Dates:
1940s-circa 2002
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.leedharo
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of architect Harold E. Leeds measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1940s-circa 2002. The letters found here are primarily from painter Loren MacIver writing from France, during which time Leeds looked after the home belonging to MacIver and her husband, poet Lloyd Frankenberg. While mainly logistical in nature, MacIver does describe aspects of her daily life in France, and her and Frankenberg's friendships with prominent figures including Margaret Barr, Elizabeth Bishop, Pierre Matisse, and James Johnson Sweeney. The photographs in the collection document Leeds' life with partner and documentary filmmaker Wheaton Galentine, and Leeds' work as an architect and interior design professor at Pratt Institute.

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Creators:
Hartwell, Peggie L., 1939-
Malarcher, Patricia
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2002 June 3 and July 10
Size:
80 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.hartwe02
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Peggie Hartwell conducted 2002 June 3-July 10, by Patricia Malarcher, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in the artist's apartment, on Central Park West, New York, N.Y.

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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:
Saroff, Raymond
Dates:
1953-2009
Size:
1.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.saroraym
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Raymond Saroff papers are dated 1953-2009 and comprise 1.2 linear feet. Letters, printed material and photographs compiled by Saroff document his interest in Claes Oldenburg and "Happenings." Also included are a videotape of Saroff's film Claes Oldenburg's "Ray Gun Theater – 1962" and receipts for artwork purchased for his modern art collection. The 2014 addition includes a catalog essay by curator and collector Howard Rose, Saroff's partner, for an exhibition of their folk art collection at Bard College (1991). Also found are financial records regarding his collections, related printed material, and photographs of artwork.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1993-03 - 1993-06
Size:
1.42 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-018
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on the history of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The show was organized by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and exhibited at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from March 1993 to June 1993. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, and floor plans.

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Creators:
Hansen, Al, 1927-1995
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1973 November 6-13
Size:
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 5 in.)
112 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.hansen73
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of Al Hansen conducted 1973 November 6-13, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918
Dates:
circa 1883-1973
bulk 1883-1918
Size:
1.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.caffchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The scattered papers of art critic and writer Charles Henry Caffin measure 1.2 linear feet and date from circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Found within the papers are an interview transcript, two letters, printed materials, one scrapbook, and family photographs dating from circa 1883 to circa 1911, many by noted photographers Arnold Genthe, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. The scrapbook contains Caffin's columns for the New York American, 1913-1915.

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