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Creators:
Parsons, Betty
Dates:
1916-1991
bulk 1946-1983
Size:
61.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.parsbett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers measure 61.1 linear feet and date from 1916 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's 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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Creators:
Porterfield, Jeanne
Chickering, Lisa
Dates:
1954-2015, undated
Size:
38 Film reels
7 Sound tape reels
5 electronic_discs_dvd
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
5 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
67.86 Linear feet
18 Sound discs (vinyl)
4 Cassette tapes
Collection ID:
HSFA.2015.16
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection documents their work as travel filmmakers, photographers, and writers from 1954-2015. Their films are an example of the travel lecture film, a genre which combined silent travelogue films with live narration. Chickering and Porterfield presented their films throughout the United States and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s before turning to freelance still photography and travel writing in the early 1980s. The audiovisual and photography collection begins with their first joint travels in the 1950s and covers a range of their professional activities through the early 2000s, mainly encompassing original travel footage, edited travelogues, and travel still photography. Supporting documentation includes film scripts, lecture recordings, personal and professional manuscripts, financial and professional records, and a substantial amount of newspaper and magazine articles which serve as a record of the press generated by and about Chickering and Porterfield.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
October 8-13, 1980
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1980
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Charles Willson Peale Papers
Dates:
1974-1985, 1997
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-018
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Lillian B. Miller, the Editor of the Charles Willson Peale Papers and document her tenure as Editor. Included are records pertaining to the work of the Peale Papers Project in its research into locating Peale Family manuscript as well as includes records on related exhibitions, conferences, and ev...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Department of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1960-1994
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-058
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the career of Robert G. Stewart, Senior Curator in the National Portrait Gallery (NPG), and art historian. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954, Stewart worked for the National Park Service as historical architect. From 1961 to 1964 he was Director of Properties for the ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
circa 1989-1996
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-061
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Lee Woodman, a former Audio-Visual Production Specialist, 1985-1990, and Manager of Multimedia Projects, 1990-1996, for the Office of Telecommunications that, in 1995, was reorganized as Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions. The records consist of correspondence and memoranda ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1991-1995
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-066
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the work of the Under Secretary, Constance Berry Newman, during the calendar years 1991 through 1995. The records pertain to the activities of various museums, bureaus and other major offices within the Smithsonian Institution and other outside organizations. There are correspondence and report...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1989-1996
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-064
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials which document the activities of Constance Berry Newman as Under Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution primarily during calendar year 1995. Materials include Newman's correspondence and memoranda pertaining to various issues in Museums, offices, and bureaus of the Smithsonian; budget material; meeting ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
FY 1988
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-054
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of administrative records of the Office of the Under Secretary for fiscal year 1988.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Assistant Director for Administration
Dates:
circa 1983-1993
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-073
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes the working files of Elizabeth E. Greene, former Administrative Officer, 1986-1989; Assistant Director for Finance and Personnel, 1990; and Assistant Director for Administration, 1991-1993; at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Materials include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to asbestos remov...

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