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Dates:
1892-1960
Size:
22 cu. ft. (44 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 311
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the administration of William Henry Holmes, first Curator of the National Gallery of Art (NGA), 1907-1920, and Director of the Gallery, 1920-1932. To a lesser extent, it also documents the administration of Ruel P. Tolman, Acting Director of NGA, 1932-1937, and the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1937-1946, ...

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Creators:
Candido, Anthony, 1924-
Dates:
1950-2015
bulk 1957-1970
Size:
13.99 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.candanth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of architect and painter Anthony Candido measure 13.99 linear feet and date from 1950-2015. Included are biographical material; correspondence with artists; teaching files from Cooper Union, School of Architecture; annotated sketchbooks and drawings; exhibition files; photographs of architecture, and paintings of Candido's wife, choreographer Nancy Meehan.

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Creators:
Freeman, Linda, 1941-
Dates:
1971-2015
bulk 1990-2011
Size:
32.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.freelind
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of multimedia artist and filmmaker Linda Freeman measure 32.9 linear feet and date from 1971-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from 1990-2011. The collection primarily consists of the production archives of Freeman's video documentary production company L and S Video, producer of 27 short subject documentaries on contemporary American art and artists. Subjects include Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Charles Burchfield, Elizabeth Catlett, Chuck Close, Robert Colescott, Jimmy and Max Ernst, Red Grooms, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Mayhew, Howardena Pindell, Horace Pippin, Faith Ringgold, and Betye and Alison Saar. Additional documentaries on subjects other than single artists include works on Luba artists of Central Africa, the creative process (on Freeman and five other artists featured in other documentaries in the collection), mixed media artists (on Alvin Loving, Flo Oy Wong, and Alison Saar), self-taught artists (on William Hawkins, Bill Traylor, and Grandma Moses), and a six-part series on art subjects for children called I Can Fly.

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Creators:
Rathbun, Mary Jane, 1860-1943
Dates:
1886-1938 and undated
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (7 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7256
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Mary Jane Rathbun document her career as a carcinologist and consist of correspondence, 1894-1938; manuscripts; research material; photographs; and an autobiographical memoir.

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Creators:
Charlton, Maryette
Dates:
circa 1890-2013
Size:
80.6 Linear feet
0.34 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.charmary
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of filmmaker, photographer, painter, printmaker, teacher, and arts advocate Maryette Charlton measure 81 linear feet and date from circa 1890 to 2013. This particularly rich collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, 30 diaries, teaching files, professional and project files, major film project files, artist research files, exhibition files, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork, 22 sketchbooks, extensive photographic materials, numerous sound and film recordings, a digitized sound recording, and an unintegrated later addition to the papers containing additional biographical materials, journals, correspondence, subject files, printed materials, and scattered photographs.

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Creators:
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927
Dates:
1851-1940 and undated
Size:
108.59 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (84 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 12x17 box) (2 16x20 boxes) (8 5x8 boxes) (oversized materials and framed panoramas)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7004
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Charles D. Walcott Collection Papers (Record Unit 7004) were given to the Smithsonian Institution by his wife, Mary Vaux Walcott, with certain more recent additions. The Archives would like to thank Dr. Ellis L. Yochelson, United States Geological Survey, and Frederick J. Collier, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural His...

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Creators:
Cramer, Konrad, 1888-1963
Dates:
1897-1968
Size:
8.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cramkonr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, and photographer Konrad Cramer and his wife, painter and printmaker Florence Ballin Cramer, measure 8.5 linear feet and date from 1897 to 1968. Papers document both artists' personal and professional lives and are especially rich in documentation of the art community of Woodstock, New York, where Florence Ballin first attended art classes in 1906, and where the couple settled in 1911. Records include biographical materials, correspondence, a Christmas card album, diaries, writings, business records, personal financial records, printed materials, photographs, and artwork.

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Creators:
Jones, Charles Colcock, 1831-1893
Möllhausen, Balduin, 1825-1905
Rau, Charles, 1826-1887
Berendt, C. Hermann (Carl Hermann), 1817-1878
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Dates:
1839-1887
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0182
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

At the time of his death in 1887, the library, archaeological collections and private papers of Charles Rau became the property of the United States National Museum. The library, called the Rau Library of Archaeology, became the nucleus of the archaeological department library. The papers represented by this collection are numbers 1180, 1182- 84, 1186-1190 and 1230 of that library, together with some uncataloged personal correspondence, invitations and newspaper clippings, all of which were transferred to the National Anthropological Archives in March of 1976 by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries There were no restrictions on the use of this collection, which is contained in two boxes.

Included in his private papers are the manuscripts of some of his publications; early personal correspondence; copies of research papers; a few research notes and some newspaper clippings. Of the approximately 60 incoming letters, only eight were written after Rau's emigration to the United States from Germany in 1848. Of possible interest to the historian are the boyhood letters from his period of apprenticeship in the iron industry of Westphalia and those from the year 1848 which contain much material on the political upheavals of that year. Charles Rau's letters to Dr. Carl Hermann Berendt (1817-1878), a German political refugee and Central American anthropologist, are concerned mainly with personal matters but contain also comments on the American political scene and much small talk of the contemporary world of anthropology. Included is some rather frank professional criticism of the other scholars and of the Smithsonian Institution hierarchy. This correspondence is in German and for the most part in German script as are the earlier letters. Two letters from Heinrich Balduin Mollhausen, a German artist whose drawings of Indians appear in the National Anthropological Archives are filed with the incoming letters.

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Creators:
Zabriskie Gallery
Dates:
1905-2011
Size:
110.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.zabrgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Zabriskie Gallery records measure 110.5 linear feet and date from 1905 to 2011. The records document the history of the Zabriskie Gallery through leases, permits, floor plans, and other administrative files; guestbooks; appointment books, notebooks, and other desk diaries; correspondence from New York and Paris galleries, museums, clients, and other correspondence; appraisals, inventories, consigments, and other registrar files; artist files consisting of resumes, correspondence, exhibition material, and photographs of artwork; institution files consisting of correspondence, consignments,and artwork inquiries with museums, galleries, and corporations; exhibition files consisting of loan agreements, press releases, and correspondence related to exhibitions shown at the gallery; invoices, price lists, and other financial records; clippings, press packets, newsletters, and other printed material; photographs, slides, and transparencies of exhibitions and artists works; and correspondence, photographs, awards, and other personal records of Virginia Zabriskie.

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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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