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Creators:
Nanao, KenjirĊ, 1929-2013
Dates:
circa 1885-1887
circa 1949-2017
Size:
11.3 Linear feet
0.706 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.nanakenj
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Kenjilo Nanao papers measure 11.3 linear feet and date from circa 1885-1887 and circa 1949-2017, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1970 to 2000. Biographical material includes forms of international identification, travel documents, early academic writing on art, and interviews in the form of written typescripts and digital audio recordings. Correspondence is mostly personal between friends and family, in addition to a few folders of professional correspondence spanning Nanao's career. Correspondence drafts also appear as entries in bound journals. The Journals series includes bound journals of mixed content such as thoughts on art, to-do lists, and artwork in various media including watercolors and charcoal. Professional files include various professional portfolios that Nanao produced for the purpose of tenure review, a binder detailing relationships with various galleries, and various teaching materials and studio documents. Printed materials include exhibition catalogs, invitations, and clippings. Photographs are primarily of family and friends, with some images of artwork and exhibitions. Artwork includes sketchbooks, as well as some loose drawings and watercolors.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs
Dates:
1983-2014
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-272
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

nsists of records that document the work of the Office of Curatorial Affairs (OCA) in coordinating and planning exhibitions and programs. A program documented was the colloquium co-sponsored by the National Museum of American History and the American Association of Museums (now American Alliance of Museums) on collections planning. The co...

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Creators:
Allan Frumkin Gallery
Dates:
1880
1944-2016
Size:
25.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.allafrum
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Allan Frumkin Gallery, a Chicago and New York City gallery, measure 25.6 linear feet and date from 1944-2016 with one letter pertaining to artwork documentation dating from 1880. The collection documents the gallery's activities through administrative files, dealer and client correspondence, artist files, financial records, gallery newsletters, printed material, and photographic material. Artist files represent over one-third of the collection and provide insight into the close relationship between Frumkin and many of the gallery's major artists including Robert Arneson, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Jack Beal, Joan Brown, Colin Lanceley, Maryan, Roberto Matta, Philip Pearlstein, Peter Saul, H.C. Westermann, and William T. Wiley. Also included in the collection are the Frumkin Family papers, consisting of writings by Allan and wife Jean Martin Frumkin, editorial copy of Art Book Review, personal papers, and material relating to the Frumkin personal art collection and estate.

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Creators:
Cleff, Bernie, b. 1927
Dates:
1975-1976
Size:
0.5 Linear feet ((ca. 1300 photonegatives))
Collection ID:
SAAM.Photo.CLE
Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center

The collection is comprised of approximately 1,300 photonegatives taken by noted Philadelphia photographer Bernie Cleff (b. 1927) documenting the work of American sculptor Daniel Chester French.

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Creators:
Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968
Dates:
1904-1990
bulk 1920-1968
Size:
19.8 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAA.panoerwi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Erwin Panofsky measure 19.8 linear feet and are dated 1904-1990 (bulk dates 1920-1968). They consist of correspondence, writings, biographical material, and printed material documenting Panofsky's career as an art historian, teacher, and writer. The Panofsky papers are comprised mainly of correspondence with colleagues, scholars, students, art dealers, galleries and museums, libraries, colleges and universities, organizations, and periodicals.

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Creators:
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Program
Dates:
1967-1997
Size:
177 Linear feet ((includes 60,000 slides and approximately 400 videos))
Collection ID:
SAAM.Photo.NEA
Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center

The collection documents over 5,270 artists who received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts national Visual Artists Fellowship Program and its companion regional programs from 1967 to 1997.

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Creators:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004
Dates:
1918-2005
bulk 1960s-2005
Size:
12.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.donajeff
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American artist and educator Jeff Donaldson measure 12.5 linear feet and date from 1918 to 2005, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1960s to 2005. The collection documents Donaldson's work as a professional artist, his academic career at Howard University, and his leadership role in the Black Arts Movement through biographical material, a small amount of professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings by Donaldson and others, research files, artist files, sound recordings of interviews Donaldson conducted with over 40 artists, teaching files, exhibition files, printed material, and photographs. Also found are detailed records of his professional activities and leadership roles in AfriCOBRA, CONFABA, FESTAC, and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), including documentation on the Wall of Respect mural.

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Creators:
Gray, Cleve
Dates:
1933-2005
Size:
9.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.grayclev
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Cleve Gray papers, 1933-2005, measure 9.2 linear feet. Papers include biographical material, alphabetical files, writings, artwork, audio/visual records, artifacts, printed material, and photographs. Extensive alphabetical files contain personal and professional correspondence as well as subject files relating to projects and interests. Especially well-documented are: Gray's involvement with the Vietnam protest movement; and Threnody, his best-known work composed of fourteen large panels lamenting the dead of both sides sides in Vietnam, commissioned by the Neuberger Museum of Art.

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Creators:
55 Mercer Artists, Inc
Dates:
1939-2007
bulk 1970-2007
Size:
5.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.55mercga
Repository:
Archives of American Art

55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records, 1939-2007, bulk 1970-2007, measure 5.1 linear feet. The records, which are incomplete with sizeable gaps, consist of administrative records, exhibition files, artists' files, financial records, scrapbooks, guest books, and printed material that document one of the most successful and long lived artist run cooperative galleries in SoHo. The only item pre-dating 55 Mercer Artists, Inc. is a 1939 newspaper clipping in the artists' files.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Grants
Dates:
1983-1985
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-039
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program grant review files, both accepted and rejected, which document international funding requests for development in museum collections, scholarly initiatives, and public programs. The records date back to when Francine C. Berkowitz served as Grants Program Manager at the Office of Fellows...

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