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Creators:
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960
Dates:
1873-1964
Size:
2.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.blumerne
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of southwest painter and illustrator Ernest Blumenschein measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1873-1964. The collection documents Blumenschein's artistic career, his relationship with his wife and daughter, his love of the American southwest, and his involvement in the art community of Taos, New Mexico. Found are biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, scattered personal business records, writings, a large amount of juvenilia artwork, and photographs of artwork.

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Creators:
Short, Bobby
Dates:
1908-2006
Size:
13.6 Cubic feet (35 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0946
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Bobby Short was a singer and pianist whose career spanned seven decades. An interpreter of American popular music, he became a performer in childhood and remained active until his death. He is best known for his more than 35 years as performer-in-residence at the Hotel Carlyle's Café Carlyle in New York City. This collection contains personal papers and photographs as well as business papers, musical materials and photographs relating to Mr. Short's career as a performing artist.

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Creators:
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988
Dates:
circa 1903-1982
Size:
35.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.neveloui
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Louise Nevelson measure approximately 35.2 linear feet and date from circa 1903 to 1982. The collection documents aspects of the life and work of the sculptor, focusing especially on her later career. Papers include correspondence, personal business records, writings, scrapbooks, early art work, photographs, interviews, awards and honorary degrees, books, and an extensive amount of printed material. An unprocessed addition of 17.6 linear feet donated 2017 includes personal and business correspondence, financial records, photographs of Nevelson and her works of art, writings by Nevelson, video recordings, and printed material.

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Creators:
Ellis, Estelle
Dates:
1942 - 2004
Size:
29 Cubic feet (42 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0423
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Estelle Ellis is a pioneer in publishing, advertising, and marketing. She was among the first to focus on the American female demographic, especially teens and working-class women. Condé Nast Publications, Incorporated, Carter Hawley Hale-owned department stores, Phillips-Van Heusen, Dow Chemical, and the Kimberly-Clark Corporation were among her clients. The Papers include business correspondence and proposals, marketing materials, advertisements, and oral history interviews with Ellis.

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Creators:
Yankowitz, Nina
Dates:
circa 1950-2017
Size:
5.6 Linear feet
0.689 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.yanknina
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of feminist and new media artist, Nina Yankowitz measure 5.6 linear feet and 0.698 GB, and date from circa 1950-2017. Included in the collection is a small amount of biographical material; letters and postcards from artist colleagues and friends; writings by Yankowitz and others; project files pertaining to artwork, proposals, and Yankowitz's involvement in the Heresies Collective; a few exhibition files; printed material including booklets, catalogs, poetry chapbooks, and announcements, generated mostly by Yankowitz and her circle of Feminist, Minimalist, and New Media artists; as well as photographs of Yankowitz and documentation of her artwork through thousands of photographs and slides. The collection also contains a small amount of born-digital material including video and sound recordings pertaining to projects, and spreadsheets relating to an exhibition. Notable correspondents include Ross Bleckner, Joyce Kozloff, Frances Lewis, Sol LeWitt, Ree Morton, Miriam Shapiro, Peter Schjeldahl, Blythe Sonfist, Marjorie Strider, Robin Tewes, and Susan Yankowitz.

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Creators:
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965
Dates:
1926-1982
bulk 1950-1982
Size:
2.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.avermilt
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of abstract painter Milton Avery measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1982, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1950 to 1982. Almost the entire collection consists of records of the Milton Avery Trust (2.4 linear feet) maintained by Avery's wife Sally, who served as a trustee. Milton Avery's business and personal correspondence (five folders) contains letters from friends and fellow artists, including a few from George Duthuit, Louis Eilshemius, Marsden Hartley, Wallace Putnam, and Mark Rothko. Also found are scattered writings about Avery, price lists, estate records, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and news clippings.

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Creators:
Shaw, J. Clifford (John Clifford), 1922-1991
Dates:
1933-1993
bulk 1950-1971
Size:
20.5 Cubic feet (59 boxes, 4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0580
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The John Clifford Shaw papers contain reports, research notes, correspondence, memorandum, and diagrams documenting Shaw's development of one of the earliest list processing languages (IPL) and an early interactive, time sharing program, the JOHNNIAC Open Shop System (JOSS). The collection also contains printed material on the RAND Corporation and the evolution of the artificial intelligence and electronic computer industry in the 1950s and 1960s. In addition there is biographical material documenting Shaw's personal interests, family, and academic career.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Photographic History
Dates:
circa 1883-1984
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 529
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist mostly of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda documenting activities of the Division and its predecessors, especially during the tenures of Thomas W. Smillie, Alexander J. Wedderburn, and Eugene N. Ostroff. The records also include information on the Hall of Photography, organized by Ostroff; newspaper ...

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Creators:
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988
Dates:
1882 - 1988
Size:
18.66 Linear feet (21 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-010
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

President of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (later Tukegee Institute; now Tuskegee University) from 1935 - 1953 and founder of the United Negro College Fund (1944). Patterson was born on October 10, 1901. Orphaned at age two, he was raised by his eldest sister, Wilhelmina (Bess), a school teacher in Texas. He studied at Iowa State College, where he received a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1923 and a master of science degree in 1927. Five years later, he was awarded a second doctorate degree from Cornell University. Patterson taught veterinary science for four years at Virginia State College, where he was also Director of Agriculture. His tenure at Tuskegee University started in 1928 and spanned almost 25 years, first as head of the veterinary division, then as the director of the School of Agriculture and finally as Tuskegee's third president. He married Catherine Elizabeth Moton, daughter of Tuskegee University's second president, Dr. Robert R. Moton. Patterson also founded the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee in 1944, the same year he founded the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The UNCF continues today as a critical source of annual income for a consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tuskegee University among them.

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Creators:
Shell, Theodore, Dr. (dentist)
Dates:
1933-1990
Size:
1.75 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0502
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Periodical articles, news clippings, concert programs, radio transcripts, personal correspondence, broadsides, photographs, and pencil sketches collected by Dr. Shell. The material documents part of Duke Ellington's music career, especially ca. 1940-1974.

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