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Creators:
Williams, Claude, 1908-2004
Fouse-Williams, Blanche Y.
Dates:
1920-2005
Size:
1 Electronic discs (CD)
13 Cassette tapes
4.66 Cubic feet (14 boxes, 3 map- folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0909
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business and personal papers, photographs, and audio recordings of Claude "Fiddler" Williams, an award-winning jazz fiddler. Although Williams played music for almost a century the materials in this collection date largely from 1970 to 2005.

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Creators:
Spero, Nancy, 1926-2009
Dates:
1940s-2009
Size:
27.5 Linear feet
19.12 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.spernanc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, collage artist, and printmaker Nancy Spero measure 27.5 linear feet and 19.12 GB and are dated 1940s-2009. Biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, subject files, personal business records, printed and digital material, and photographic materials provide an overview of her exhibitions, major projects, and personal life. Also documented is her interest and participation in political movements and social issues including anti-war, women's rights, animal rights, repressive regimes, and the treatment of political prisoners.

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Creators:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949
Dates:
1859-1984
bulk 1900-1949
Size:
31 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kuhnwalt
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records measure 31 linear feet and date from 1859 to 1984, with the bulk of material dating from 1900 to 1949. Papers contain records of the legendary Armory Show of 1913, also known as the International Exhibition of Modern Art, which introduced modern European painting and sculpture to the American public. Papers also contain records of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS), the artist-run organization that mounted the Armory Show; records of the New York artists' clubs the Kit Kat Club (founded 1881) and the Penguin Club (founded 1917); and the personal and family papers of New York artist Walt Kuhn (1877-1949), one of the primary organizers of the Armory Show.

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Creators:
Lanyon, Ellen
Dates:
circa 1880-2015
bulk 1926-2013
Size:
62.6 Linear feet
84.47 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.lanyelle
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Ellen Lanyon measure 62.6 linear feet and 84.47 GB and date from circa 1880-2015, bulk 1926-2013. Biographical material; correspondence; interviews; writings; journals; project files; teaching files; exhibition files; personal business records; printed and broadcast material; scrapbooks; photographic material; artwork; sketchbooks; as well as sound and video recordings and digital material, provide a comprehensive view of Lanyon's career and of art circles in Chicago and New York. Correspondence with artists and friends make up a significant portion of the collection. Project and exhibition files reflect her professional and artistic career. Thousands of slides and photographs document her life and artwork over seven decades, and over seventy sketchbooks are filled with student sketches, portraits of friends and family, and preliminary drawings.

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Creators:
Falcone Custom Grand Pianos
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments
Pratt, Read and Company
Sohmer & Company
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Dates:
1872-1989
Size:
43 Cubic feet (82 boxes and 11 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Sohmer & Co., date from 1872 through 1989. They fall into fourteen series based primarily on function. Legal, financial, inventory & appraisal, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and sales are the major series. Photographs, awards, family papers, publications about Sohmer, general publications, "miscellaneous" and corresponden...

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Creators:
Fried, Frederick, 1909-1994
National Carousel Association.
Fried, Mary Hill
Dates:
circa 1662-1999, undated
Size:
36 Cubic feet (89 boxes, 10 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0528
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection primarily documents American folk art collected by Frederick Fried (1908-1994) and his wife Mary McKensie Hill Fried (1914-1988). It includes photographic materials, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, research files, lecture notes, unpublished manuscripts, brochures, drawings, printed advertisements, blueprints, books, patents, cor...

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Creators:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971
Dates:
circa 1840-1993
bulk 1935-1961
Size:
88 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kentrock
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Rockwell Kent papers measure 88.0 linear feet and date from circa 1840 to 1993 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1935 to 1961. The collection provides comprehensive coverage of Kent's career as a painter, illustrator, designer, writer, lecturer, traveler, political activist, and dairy farmer.

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Creators:
Shell, Theodore, Dr. (dentist)
Dates:
1933-1990
Size:
1.75 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0502
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Periodical articles, news clippings, concert programs, radio transcripts, personal correspondence, broadsides, photographs, and pencil sketches collected by Dr. Shell. The material documents part of Duke Ellington's music career, especially ca. 1940-1974.

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Creators:
Fisk, Edward, 1886-1944
Dates:
1887-1990
Size:
0.2 Linear feet ((on a partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.fiskedwa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material, letters, a subject file on Genevieve Taggard, notes and writings, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993
Fishman, Charles
Dates:
1941-2006
bulk 1987-1993
Size:
20 Cubic feet ( 31 boxes, 2 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0979
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the career of noted American jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, through a donation from his former manager, Charles Fishman.

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