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Creators:
Viditz-Ward, Vera
Dates:
circa 1990
Size:
48 photographic prints (black and white , 11 x 14 inches.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-021
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection contains 48 matted black and white photographs, measuring 11 x 14 inches, taken by photographer and art professor Vera Viditz-Ward. These prints comprised the exhibition Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone, which was on display at the National Museum of African Art from November 1990 through September 1991. The images consist of portraits of paramount chiefs in Sierra Leone and include ceremonial clothes and headcovers, jewelry, handheld objects, drums, staffs and ivory trumpets. Culture groups depicted include the Yalunka, Limba, Koranko, Kono, Kissi, Mende, Krim, Vai, Lokko and Temne peoples.

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Creators:
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006
Dates:
1922-1981
bulk 1950-1976
Size:
5.1 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.faislane
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian and Monuments Man S. Lane Faison measure 5.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1981, bulk from 1950-1976. Faison was an art history professor at Williams College, Massachusetts and, during World War II, he was a member of the Art Looting Intelligence Unit (ALIU) of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services. The collection includes scattered correspondence; writings; teaching files; subject files on exhibitions and projects; artists files; and printed materials. There are two folders of documents and photographs related to Faison's World War II work in the U.S. Art Looting Intelligence Unit.

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Creators:
Beall, Lester, 1903-
Dates:
1933-[circa 1967]
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1278
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the career of Lester Beall, graphic designer and commercial artist from approximately 1933-1967.

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Creators:
Frank-Rush, La Vern, 1918-2011
Dates:
1936-2007
bulk 1936-1942
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
0.277 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.franla
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, measure 0.2 linear feet and 0.277 GB and date from 1936 to 2007 with the bulk dated 1936 to 1942. Two scrapbooks compiled by Frank-Rush between 1936 and 1942 contain introductory and concluding statements added by her in 2006. A memoir, circa 2007, documents activities, achievements, staff, and participants of the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Also included are digital images of the scrapbooks and memoir, along with seven images of Frank-Rush's artwork.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1972-1977
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence; exhibition scripts and captions; excerpts from books, journals, articles and other published sources; news releases; loan agreements; newspaper clippings; brochures; pamphlets; photographs and prints; and negatives for the exhibition "The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution, 1770-1800."

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
1979-1993
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-127
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are background and working files regarding design and maintenance of exhibit halls in the National Museum of Natural History. The records contain correspondence, reports, publications, photographs, slides, plans, and other materials relating to permanent and temporary exhibits. These records were maintained by Carl A. Alexander w...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1989-01 - 1989-03
Size:
0.84 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-005
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition of selected works by artists affiliated with the DCAA. The show was curated by William Dorsey, Delilah Pierce, and Peter L. Robinson Jr. and exhibited at the Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution from January 1989 to March 1989. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, exhibit scripts, administrative records, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1877-1896
Size:
0.7 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 54
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence compiled by Goode and concerns both the USNM and USCFF. Descriptions of the records are included as part of the series descriptions. For other records of George Brown Goode see record units 70, 189, 201, and 7050.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1970-1983, with records dating from 1934
Size:
48.5 cu. ft. (97 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 322
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the tenure of Joshua C. Taylor as Director, 1970-1981, with small amounts of materials from 1960s. Additionally some records date back to 1934. In addition there is a folder of correspondence with David E. Finley dated 1938-1977. Included are files on museum offices, Smithsonian offices, various art commissions, other ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Dates:
circa 1982-2009
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-240
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and design of exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The majority of the material consists of images of objects on loan or considered for loan to the museum for unspecified exhibitions. The remainder of the material includes correspondence, checklists, label text, ...

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