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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture
Dates:
1988-2010
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-025
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture (OUSHAC). Prior to April 14, 2008, the functions of OUSHAC were carried out by the Office of the Under Secretary for History and Culture and the Office of the Under Secretary for Art. The majority of records wer...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Registration and Collections Management
Dates:
1965-1996
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of these records document periodic "gallery checks" of the collections in each gallery space. The objects were examined in situ for evidence of deterioration, damage, or need for cleaning. Each worksheet records the condition of one object. There may be several checks over time recorded on one sheet. The sheets contain the following ...

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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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Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987
Dates:
1933-1989
Size:
3.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.soyeraph
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of realist painter Raphael Soyer date from 1933 to 1989 and measure 3.9 linear feet. They document Soyer's career as a painter, printmaker, and writer. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials, including several transcripts of interviews with Soyer; extensive personal and professional correspondence; writings and notes by Soyer and others; scattered legal and financial records; exhibition materials, clippings and other printed material; and photographs of Soyer in his studio, with artists and friends, and at art events. Also found are one sketch and a facsimile of Soyer's 1968 sketchbook produced by Forum Gallery.

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Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987
Dates:
1893-1973
bulk 1900-1936
Size:
4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bacopegg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of printmaker, illustrator, caricaturist, and writer Peggy Bacon measure 3.6 linear feet and date from 1893 to 1973, with the bulk of materials dating from 1900 to 1936. Much of the collection consists of family correspondence, although writings, photographs, artwork, and personal business records from Bacon's late career are also found.

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Davidson, Nancy, 1943-
Dates:
1970s-2016
Size:
5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.davinanc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York based interdisciplinary artist Nancy Davidson measure 5 linear feet and date from 1970s-2016. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, illustrated notebooks and notes, gallery and exhibition files, printed material, photographic material, and two sketchbooks. Nearly one linear foot of correspondence arranged chronologically is both personal and professional. Notable correspondents include Michiko Itatani, Joyce Kozloff, Eunice Lipton, Sabra Moore, and Nancy Spero. Galleries and museums include Marianne Denson Gallery; Museum of Contemporary, Chicago; N.A.M.E. Gallery, of which Davidson was an artist member; the Walker Art Center; and White Columns. Over thirty notebooks capture Davidson's work process, evolution of ideas, related sketches in pen and pencil, reflections from readings and lectures, and notes from critiques with fellow artists Rosemary Mayer, Joyce Kozloff, Ray Yoshida, and Richard Halstead. A large sequence of printed material includes announcements, books, bulletins, newsletters, calendars, clippings, exhibition catalogs, periodicals, press releases, programs, and a few other items of printed matter relating to Davidson's professional career.

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Creators:
Chapman, Suzanne E.
Dates:
1934-1991
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.chapsuza
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material including an account "Studies and Career" (3 p.), a resume, bibliography, and a Master Craftsman award certificate from the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 1977; letters, 1948-1991, regarding Chapman's catalog drawings, an exhibition at the Library of the Boston Athenaeum, and her promotion to associate curator in the Museu...

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Cohen, Arthur Allen, 1928-1986
Cohen, Elaine Lustig, 1927-
Ex Libris (Firm)
Dates:
1973-2007
Size:
2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.exlibr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Ex Libris measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1973-2007. Ex Libris was a New York City based antiquarian establishment that dealt in rare 20th century avant-garde books and periodicals, and was founded by Elaine Lustig Cohen and her husband Arthur A. Cohen. The records include professional files, sales records, printed material, and photographic material.

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Creators:
Bahr, A. W.
Dates:
1919-1957
bulk 1947-1957
Size:
1.25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A2001.14
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Abel William Bahr was a coal merchant and general importer born in China who became an important collector of Chinese art. Several books and catalogues have been published about his collection. His papers include numerous drafts and notes about his memoirs as a collector, correspondence with other collectors and photographs of Chinese art objects, from jade to pottery to paintings.

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Creators:
Hatch, John Davis
Dates:
1790-1995
Size:
24.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hatcjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization, and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.

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