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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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Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Alland, Alexander, Sr. (Alexander Landschaft), 1902-1989
Kaslov, Steve, ca. 1888-1949 (King of the Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies )
Dates:
circa 1920-1975
Size:
4.3 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0161
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of 4.3 cubic feet of manuscript, print, and photographic materials created or collected by Carl de Wendler-Funaro (1898-1985) in pursuit of his interest in Gypsy life and culture. (Carlos de Wendler-Funaro used several forms of his name; he wrote mostly as Carl de Wendler-Funaro.) The -collection was brought to the attentio...

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Creators:
Karshan, Donald H.
Dates:
1920-1973
Size:
1.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.karsdona
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Donald H. Karshan papers relating to Alexander Achipenko measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1973, (bulk dates 1966-1970). Karshan, a print expert and collector, served as Curator of the Archipenko Collection and Director of the Archipenko Archive from circa 1966 until circa 1973. Exhibition files include records concerning University of California, Los Angeles's Alexander Archipenko Memorial Exhibition, 1967-1969, that traveled throughout the United States; an expanded version of the show was circulated in Europe by the Smithsonian Institution. The collection also contains general correspondence relating to the administration of the Archipenko Collection and Archipenko Archive, Leopold Survage, and writings on Archipenko's work and life by Karshan with related correspondence.

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Creators:
Beach, Chester, 1881-1956
Dates:
1846-1999
bulk 1895-1999
Size:
7.32 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.beacches
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Chester Beach papers measure 7.32 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.

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Organization of Independent Artists
Dates:
circa 1970s-circa 2003
Size:
28.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.orgainda
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Organization of Independent Artists records measure 28.4 linear feet and date from circa 1970s to circa 2003. The records include administrative records, correspondence, exhibition and installation files, artists' files, financial and legal records, printed material, seven scrapbooks, and photographs.

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Creators:
Perls, Frank
Dates:
circa 1920-1983
bulk 1949-1975
Size:
23.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.perlfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records measure 23.8 linear feet and date from 1920-1983, with the bulk dating from 1949-1975. Personal papers include writings, military records, appointment calendars, and photographs. Gallery records date from its opening in 1939 until its closure in 1981 and consist of financial, sales, and legal records; exhibition files; exhibition catalogs and announcements; subject files that contain a variety of correspondence with artists, dealers, galleries, museums, and friends and family, as well as reference materials and photographs; and scrapbooks.

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United States National Museum. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology
Dates:
circa 1889-1957
Size:
9.25 cu. ft. (18 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 156
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, 1889-1957, and to a greater extent, document the professional and administrative activities of Charles W. Gilmore when he was a staff member with the Division (1905-1945). Materials include daybooks and journals kept by Gilmore, containing the daily work activities ...

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Creators:
Day, Worden, 1916-1986
Dates:
circa 1935-1992
Size:
3.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dayword
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor, painter and printmaker Worden Day (1916-1986) measure 3.5 linear feet and date from circa 1935-1992. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, writings, printed material, scrapbooks, photographic material, sketchbooks, and audiovisual material. There is a 1.0 linear foot additon, circa 1951-1992, donated in 2020 containing further papers of Worden Day.

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Creators:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988
Dates:
1914-1983
Size:
2.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bishisab
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of realist painter Isabel Bishop date from 1914 to 1983 and measure 2.6 linear feet. The collection documents Bishop's painting career, her friendship with other artists, and her participation in several arts organizations. There are scattered biographical documents, correspondence with fellow artists such as Peggy Bacon, Warren Chappell, Edward Laning, and R. B. Kitaj, and with writers, curators, museums, galleries, arts organizations, and others. Also found are arts organization files, Bishop's writings about Warren Chappell and friend Reginald Marsh, notes, exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material, photographs of Bishop and her artwork, and photographs of Reginald and Felicia Marsh. Original artwork includes 8 sketchbooks, loose sketches, prints, and watercolor figure studies.

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Creators:
Parsons, Betty
Dates:
circa 1920-1991
bulk 1946-1983
Size:
57.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.parsbett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers measure 57.2 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1946-1983. Records provide extensive documentation of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1946 to its closing in 1983 and of the activities of Betty Parsons as one the leading art dealers of contemporary American Art in the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Over one third of the of the collection is comprised of artists files containing correspondence, price lists, and printed materials. Additional correspondence is with galleries, dealers, art institutions, private collectors, and the media. Also found are exhibition files, exhibition catalogs and announcements, sales records, stock inventories, personal financial records, and photographs. Betty Parsons' personal papers consist of early curatorial files, pocket diaries, personal correspondence, and evidence of her own artwork, including sketchbooks, and files documenting her personal art collection.

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