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Creators:
Benn, Ben, 1884-
Dates:
1905-1993
Size:
6.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bennben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of modernist painter Ben Benn measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1906 through 1977, with the bulk of the papers dating from circa 1920 - circa 1970. The collection includes correspondence between Benn and his wife Velida Benn and letters from Oscar Bluemner, Max Weber, Joseph Stella, and other artists. Also found are sketches, sketchbooks, diaries, scrapbooks, personal business records, clippings, photographs, exhibition catalogs, art journals, and auction catalogs. Some of the printed material is quite rare.

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Curatorial Office
Dates:
1988-2006
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-056
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the research, development, fundraising, publicity, production, and execution of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Staff represented include Virginia M. Mecklenburg, Senior Curator, Painting and Sculpture, SAAM; Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, Renwi...

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Society for the History of Technology
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995
Dates:
1956-2017
Size:
353 Cubic feet (378 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0400
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Society for the History of Technology Records (SHOT) consists of documents relating to SHOT from its inception in 1958- [0ngoing]. The collection is divided into two subgroups: Subgroup I, General Records, 1956-2009 which consist of papers generated and received by Melvin Kranzberg in his various roles as an officer of SHOT, as well as papers of other SHOT officers. Subgroup II,Technology and Culture Records, 1958-2009, consists of documents relating to the Society's journal, Technology and Culture. T & C is a quarterly publication containing articles of interest to and written by historians and students of technology. The records consist of material generated by Melvin Kranzberg in his role as editor-in-chief, 1959-1981 and by succeeding T&C editors.

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Creators:
Taylor, Frank A. (Frank Augustus), 1903-2007
Dates:
1835-2003
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-009
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Frank A. Taylor (1903-2007) was a Curator of Engineering and Industries and an administrator at the Smithsonian. He was born in 1903 in Washington, D.C., where he grew up. Taylor began his career at the Smithsonian in 1922 as a Laboratory Apprentice in the Division of Mechanical Technology of the United States National Museum (USNM). After ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1942-2001
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-276
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the planning, development, and installation of Science in American Life, a major permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). This exhibition demonstrates how science has changed the way Americans have lived over the past 125 years. Opening on April 27, 1994, Sci...

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Creators:
Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-1999
Dates:
circa 1840s-1997
Size:
13.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.inverobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist, photographer, museum director, anthropologist, and writer Robert Bruce Inverarity are dated circa 1840s-1997 and measure 12.7 linear feet. Biographical information, correspondence, writings and notes, subject files, art work, scrapbooks, sound recordings, printed material and photographs are found within the papers. They document Inverarity's work as Director of the Federal Art Project in Seattle and Director of the Art and Craft Project for the State of Washington, as well as his other professional work. Nineteenth century material consists of a Japanese print, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Harris, Marvin, 1927-2001
Dates:
1945-2001
Size:
42.27 Linear feet (85.5 document boxes, 1 oversize box, 4 record storage boxes, 90 computer disks, 19 cassette tapes, 1 7" sound reel, 3 vinyl records, and 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NAA.2009-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains the professional papers of anthropologist Marvin Harris. Harris was a prominent anthropologist, best known for developing the controversial paradigm of cultural materialism. He authored several important books in the field of anthropology and taught at Columbia University and The University of Florida. The papers include correspondence, research materials, his publications, unpublished manuscripts, conference papers, lectures, subject files, teaching files, computer files, and photographs.

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Creators:
Stein, Philip, 1919-2009
Dates:
1933-2012
Size:
3.8 Linear feet
3.88 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.steiphil
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of muralist, writer, and activist Philip Stein regarding the Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros measure 3.8 linear feet and 3.88 GB and date from 1933 to 2012. The papers reflect Stein's relationship with Siqueiros as an art assistant and their shared commitment to leftist politics. Much of the material relates to Stein's book Siqueiros, His Life and Work (1994) and his first book The Mexican Murals (1984). Found are research materials, correspondence, interviews, printed and digital material, photographic materials, video and film recordings, writings about and by David Alfaro Siqueiros, and materials concerning Stein as a painter.

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Creators:
Bedini, Silvio A.
Dates:
1952-1996
Size:
25.43 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-187
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession primarily consists of Bedini's correspondence and memoranda with Smithsonian colleagues, scholars, professional organizations, publishers, and the general public documenting his research activities for special projects and publications including a project related to Thomas Jefferson. Also included are Bedini's publications; ...

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Cutipa Lima, Juan de Dios
California Academy of Sciences. Anthropology Department
Zorn, Elayne
Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.)
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Dates:
1971-2010
Size:
1,474 Photographic prints
11526 negatives (photographic)
10 Videocassettes
11 Linear feet
57 sound recordings (57 cassette tapes.)
11412 slides (photographs)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.022
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Elayne Zorn Collection measures 11 linear feet and contains thousands of photographic objects including negatives, slides and prints. The collection material spans the years of Zorn's professional and student activity in the fields of anthropology and Latin American studies from around 1975 until 2010. The material in this collection reflects Zorn's long association with the community in Taquile, Peru which led up to the publication of her book, Weaving a Future, in 2004. Zorn also spent a significant amount of time conducting field research in Andean communities in Bolivia examining the relationships between tourism and textiles. Zorn's additional professional activities included serving as a textile collector and expert advisor for museum collections and exhibitions as well as performing academic duties at the University of Central Florida.

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