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Creators:
Smithson, Robert
Dates:
1905-1987
bulk 1952-1987
Size:
15.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.smitrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor, writer, and earthworks artist Robert Smithson and his wife, sculptor, filmmaker, and earthworks artist Nancy Holt measure 15.1 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from 1952 to 1987. The papers consist of Smithson's biographical material; business and personal correspondence, much of it with artists; interview transcripts; extensive writings and project files; financial records; printed material; a scrapbook of clippings; holiday cards with original prints and sketches; photographic material; and artifacts. Also found are project files related to Nancy Holt's motion picture film Pine Barrens and her seminal environmental work of art Sun Tunnels, including a video documentary about Sun Tunnels.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Advancement
Dates:
2014
Collection ID:
Accession 15-017
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Smithsonian Summer Showdown" website and selected associated social media. The Smithsonian Summer Showdown was a competition for which many of the museums, research centers, and zoo chose one iconic item to be voted upon by the public. Competitors included the National Museum of Natural History, the National ...

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Creators:
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Program
Dates:
1967-1997
Size:
177 Linear feet ((includes 60,000 slides and approximately 400 videos))
Collection ID:
SAAM.Photo.NEA
Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center

The collection documents over 5,270 artists who received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts national Visual Artists Fellowship Program and its companion regional programs from 1967 to 1997.

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Creators:
Woody, Howard
Dates:
undated
Size:
5 color postcards
1 Postcard (collotype)
7 Postcards (color halftone)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-37
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Postcards, some postmarked, with images of Apache, Hopi, Seminole, Sioux, Minneconjou, and other American Indians. They include images of Apache men at a powwow near a mud house in Yuma, Arizona; the Hopi House at the Grand Canyon; a blanket weaver at Hopi House; a street scene from Pueblo Acoma; a Seminole wedding in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; wom...

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Creators:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003
Dates:
1853-2013
bulk 1920-1996
Size:
34.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.milldoro
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of contemporary and folk art curator, historian, and consultant Dorothy C. Miller measure 34.6 linear feet and date from 1853-2013, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920 to 1996. The papers primarily concern Miller's private art consulting work outside of her curatorial work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials, extensive correspondence and subject files, and project files for her art consulting work for the Rockefeller family, Rockefeller University, Chase Manhattan Bank, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the World Trade Center, and other miscellaneous corporate and private clients. Miller's work as a trustee and committee member of various public and private boards and commissions is also represented here. Additionally, the papers contain Miller's research files on Edward Hicks and folk art, and a small number of files of her husband Holger Cahill about his work as Director of the Federal Art Project. There is a scattered documentation of Miller's early curatorial work with Holger Cahill on the First Municipal Art Exhibition (1934) held at the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center. Also found is Dorothy Miller's collection of artists' Christmas cards and photographs of Miller and others. An addition to the papers includes biographical material; family papers; correspondence; professional files; art collection and client files; printed material; and photographic material. While a small number professional files are included, the majority of the addition relates to her personal life, including correspondence with her husband Holger Cahill, and files pertaining to her personal art collection.

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Creators:
Zorach Family
Dates:
1900-1987
Size:
4.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.zorazora
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Zorach Family papers measure 4.4 linear feet and consist of materials relating to the lives and careers of sculptor and painter William Zorach, his wife painter and weaver Marguerite, and their children, painter and multi-media artist Dahlov Ipcar and collector and art dealer Tessim Zorach. The bulk of the papers consists of letters to Tessim regarding his parent's artwork. Additional materials include scattered letters to William Zorach; writings and notes by William, Marguerite, and Tessim; a sketchbook and drawings by William; prints by Marguerite; Marguerite's scrapbook; printed materials; and photographs of the Zorach family and of William Zorach in his studio and at work.

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Creators:
Slobodkina, Esphyr, 1908-2002
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981
Dates:
circa 1925-1995
Size:
1.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.slobesph
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, sculptor, author, and illustrator Esphyr Slobodkina measure 1.9 linear feet and date from circa 1925 to 1995. Found within the papers are personal and professional correspondence, including letters from Ilya Bolotowsky, George L.K. Morris, and Paul Kelpe; writings, including a copy of the autobiography Notes for a Biographer (vol. 1); printed materials; photographs; and material on the American Abstract Artists, including administrative records, business correspondence, and publications.

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Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Lange, Yvonne, 1918-2003 (Director Emerita, Museum of International Folk Art)
Dates:
1975.
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 4 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0197
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

One copy in four volumes (872 pp.) of the typescript of Lange's dissertation "Santos: The Household Wooden Saints of Puerto Rico (1975)" by Yvonne Lange. The dissertation, written for the Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania, attempts to analyse the phenomenon of the "santos" by describing its major features and to expla...

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Creators:
Ellis, Harry C., b. 1857
Dates:
1911
Size:
24 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-52
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs documenting Herbert Ward's studio, collection of African artifacts, and bronze sculptures of African subjects. The photographs are in an album titled "L'atelier de Herbert Ward, Paris," with the inscription "To Thomas Nelson Paye with Herbert's love. Paris, 1911."

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Creators:
Clark, Chip, 1947-2010
Dates:
1996
Size:
72 Negatives (35 mm)
72 contact prints
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.97-25
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting Smithsonian Institution Anthropology Department staff at the department's joint book party and celebration of John C. Ewers's 50th Anniversary, held in May 1996.

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