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Creators:
Perls, Frank
Dates:
circa 1920-1983
bulk 1949-1975
Size:
23.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.perlfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records measure 23.8 linear feet and date from 1920-1983, with the bulk dating from 1949-1975. Personal papers include writings, military records, appointment calendars, and photographs. Gallery records date from its opening in 1939 until its closure in 1981 and consist of financial, sales, and legal records; exhibition files; exhibition catalogs and announcements; subject files that contain a variety of correspondence with artists, dealers, galleries, museums, and friends and family, as well as reference materials and photographs; and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Educational Programs
Dates:
1984-1996
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-130
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the correspondence and records of Margaret Cogswell, Special Audience Coordinator of the Office of Educational Programs. Records pertaining to DC Cultural Consortium, 1990-1995; Artist's Equality, 1993-1996; Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, 1990-1992; Hispanic Heritage Month, 1991-1993; National Museum of ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1978-1986
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-067
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, blueprints, architectural drawings, specifications, and logbooks concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. Museums and buildings documented in this accession include: National Museum of Natural History, Arts and Industries Building, Quadrangle Building, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gard...

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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:
Drewes, Werner, 1899-1985
Dates:
1838-2015
bulk 1890-1990
Size:
15.76 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.drewwern
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, designer, and teacher, Werner Drewes, measure 15.76 linear feet and date from 1838-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1890s-1990s. The papers document Drewes' life and career through biographical and family material; correspondence with family members, artists, galleries, and art institutions and organizations; scattered teaching notes and writings including a diary; catalogs and inventories of artwork; three scrapbooks; printed material; 38 sketchbooks, loose sketches, and prints; and photographs of Drewes, his family, friends and colleagues, exhibitions, travels, and works of art. Also found are scattered papers of Drewes' second wife, Maria Drewes.

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1964-1969
Size:
5.29 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (3 12x17 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 320
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of memoranda and correspondence pertaining to the various programs carried out by Special Services; NCFA art collection material; exhibition material; lecture materials; budget; reports; staff biographies; newspaper clippings; magazine articles; radio and television material; tour information; and information on the White...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Registrar's Office
Dates:
1996-2003
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-095
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the activities of the Registrar's Office in coordinating exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) and the Renwick Gallery. Exhibitions documented include Stuart Davis; Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush; Art of the Gold Rush; Picturing Old New England: Image and...

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Creators:
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
Dates:
1906-1910
Size:
13 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.rathrich
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Artists files created by Rathbun while he was Assistant Secretary for the Smithsonian Institution including a letter from Thomas Wilmer Dewing about his painting "Summer," exhibited at the National Gallery; correspondence with the sculptor Lorado Taft; and correspondence between Elizabeth Johnson, wife of the painter Eastman Johnson, and the Smiths...

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Creators:
Bermingham, Peter
Dates:
1975-1976
Size:
22 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.bermpete
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Papers relating to an exhibition, "China Revisited: Ink Paintings by Thomas George," at the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, 1977. Included are letters to Bermingham from Thomas George, Betty Parsons Gallery, and Paul Boorstin, a list of paintings in the exhibition, notes, George's résumé and statement for the catalogue, a...

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Creators:
Midtown Galleries
Dates:
1904-1997
Size:
86.82 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.midtgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Midtown Galleries measure 86.82 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1997. The collection documents the operation and general administration of the business and includes artist records, exhibition material, inventories, financial records, photographs, and printed material.

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