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Creators:
Mitchell, Fred, 1923-
Dates:
1938-2007
Size:
14.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mitcfred
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Fred Mitchell, 1938-2007, measure 14.3 linear feet. Correspondence, writings, 29 diaries, and subject files, document his personal life and career as a painter and educator in New York City. The papers also include biographical materials, artwork, sketchbooks, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Gordon, Elizabeth, 1906-2000
Dates:
1958-1987
Size:
3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A1988.03
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Papers, 1959-1987, of Elizabeth Gordon, editor of the periodical, House Beautiful from 1941-1964, mostly related to her research for the August and September 1960 issues of House Beautiful regarding the Japanese aesthetic concept of "shibui", and the subsequent travelling "shibui exhibition" from 1961-1964. Included are correspondence, some photocopies, 1959-1963; notes; drafts for articles and lectures; printed material including magazine and newspaper clippings, 1959-1987; 2 books, and exhibition announcements; drawings of paper and foil art; a photo album containing photos of exhibition installations; and photographs, slides, color transparencies, and lantern slides depicting people, sites, and objects reflecting the "shibui" aesthetic.

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Creators:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942
Dates:
1867-1932
Size:
2.5 Linear feet (circa 35 items)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1988.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The papers of Parisian jeweler and art collector Henri Vever (1854-1942) include six diaries; a ledger of his art acquisitions; original oil paintings by Vever; and photographs. The materials document Vever's circle of friends, patrons, and other art collectors in turn-of-the-century Paris.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1975-1984
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 85-212
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of memoranda, blueprints, drawings, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented in this collection include the National Museum of American History, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Silver Hill Facility, the Barney Studio House, the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (now the Smithsoni...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1976-1996
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-266
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of photographs used by the Office of Public Affairs to publicize Smithsonian Institution museums and their collections, research institutes, and other Smithsonian Institution facilities. Represented in this collection are the Smithsonian Institution Building; the Quadrangle; the Enid A. Haupt Garden; the Arts & Ind...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Plant Services
Dates:
1973-1979
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 81-034
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the concerns of the Director of the Office of Plant Services (OPlantS). Records pertain to a variety of topics including repairs, renovations, restorations, safety, and general staffing issues. Materials include memoranda, reports, floor plans, clippings, black and white photographs, and related ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1977-1992
Size:
42 cu. ft. (42 record storage boxes) (6 drawers oversize material)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-138
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents in-house projects of the Office of Design and Construction for various Smithsonian buildings. Documentation includes blueprints and architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence with contractors, and work progress reports. Museums and buildings documented in this collection include: Arts and Industries Buildin...

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Creators:
Hishikawa, Moronobu, approximately 1618-approximately 1694
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Page (30.5 cm x 43 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7163
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Included is the print which shows actors on the stage and members of the audience. Some of the latter, as well as the characters depicted by the actors, are named. A cover sheet includes a biographical sketch of the artist.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1968, 1977-2002
Size:
1.58 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-127
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of images maintained in the Office of Public Affairs. Events and subjects covered include the announcement of Lawrence M. Small as the eleventh secretary of the Smithsonian; the Mall; the Anacostia Museum; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; the Arts and Industries Building; the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; the Freer ...

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Dates:
1954-1955
Size:
31 photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 19 x 31.5 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.XXXX-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

A bound notebook of prints picturing a model of the royal palace at Babanki Tungo, West Cameroon. The accompanying caption on the inside of the first image reads, "The model represented in this photographic album is the royal palace at Babanki Tungo, West Cameroon. It was carved by Robert Toh, the royal craver, during 1954-55. The brass figurines were sculpted by Umaru Njasi, a brass-caster from Bamum. The photographs are by Evan G. Schneider and were taken in Southeastern Ohio. Mr. Schneider is also responsible for the printing. Gilbert D. Schneider Athens, Ohio - - 1968." The palace and figurines were also donated in 1979 to the Museum of African Art, now the National Museum of African Art (accession no. 79-1-1).

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