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Creators:
Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Shaver, Dorothy, 1893-1959
Shaver, Elsie
Dates:
circa 1920-1959; undated
bulk 1945-1959
Size:
14 sound recordings
32 cassette tapes
1 electronic discs (cd)
6 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0631
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Dorothy Shaver, one of the best-known female executives in the 1950s; Shaver became the first female president of Lord & Taylor in 1945.

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Creators:
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016
Dates:
1947-2016
Size:
21.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.snelkenn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Kenneth Snelson measure 21.8 linear feet and date from 1947-2016. While primarily known for his sculptures incorporating the structural principle of tensegrity, Snelson was also a prolific photographer and forerunner of computer art. The collection document's the artist's life and work through chronological files, correspondence, project files, gallery and exhibition files, photographic material, and printed material. Chronological files detail seven decades of personal and professional activities, beginning with Snelson's summers at Black Mountain College where he studied with Buckminster Fuller. Project files comprise nearly half of the collection and extensively document his sculptures, towers, atom model, computer art, patents, and cataloging and publishing projects.

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Creators:
Lanyon, Ellen
Dates:
circa 1880-2014
bulk 1926-2013
Size:
62.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.lanyelle
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Ellen Lanyon measure 62.6 linear feet and date from circa 1880-2014, 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 electronic records, 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:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director
Dates:
1974-1984,with related records from 1954
Size:
24.43 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 510
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Richardson, Brenda
McElhinney, James, 1952-
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project
Dates:
2011 July 29-30
Size:
7 Items (Sound recording, master: 7 sound files (4 hr., 44 min.), digital, wav)
114 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.richar11
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Brenda Richardson conducted 2011 July 29-30, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Richardson's home, in Balitmore, Md.

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Jacobs, Ferne K. (Ferne Kent), 1942-
Riedel, Mija, 1958-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2005 August 30-31
Size:
84 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.jacobs05
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Ferne Jacobs conducted 2005 August 30-31, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home and studio, in Los Angeles, California.

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Creators:
Ellsworth, David, 1944-
Shea, Josephine, 1958-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2007 July 16
Size:
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (2 hr., 41 min.), digital, wav)
Collection ID:
AAA.ellswo07
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of David Ellsworth conducted 2007 July 16, by Josephine Shea, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Ellsworth's home, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.

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Creators:
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958
Dates:
1853-1977
Size:
6.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.valewilh
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian and museum director Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner measure 6.9 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1977. Found within the collection are biographical materials, including information on the Lepsius and Valentiner families; correspondence with family, friends, art collectors, and art historians; seven diaries; additional writings and notes; printed materials; three clippings scrapbooks; artwork in the form of prints and woodcuts; and photographs of Valentiner and his family and friends, including two photograph albums.

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Creators:
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988
Dates:
circa 1903-1982
Size:
35.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.neveloui
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Louise Nevelson measure approximately 35.2 linear feet and date from circa 1903 to 1982. The collection documents aspects of the life and work of the sculptor, focusing especially on her later career. Papers include correspondence, personal business records, writings, scrapbooks, early art work, photographs, interviews, awards and honorary degrees, books, and an extensive amount of printed material. An unprocessed addition of 17.6 linear feet donated 2017 includes personal and business correspondence, financial records, photographs of Nevelson and her works of art, writings by Nevelson, video recordings, and printed material.

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Creators:
Kondratas, Ramunas A.
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1979-2006
bulk 1987-1993
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (12 boxes, 3 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1134
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of pamphlets, books, and a wide variety of printed matter and ephemera relating to HIV/AIDS. The collection was principally assembled by National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution curator Ramunas Kondratas.

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