Record Unit 85, records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, covers the years 1923-1965. Most records end by 1954, with the exception of Quarterly Progress Reports, which extend through the year 1965. Most of the documentation is of the field stations: Table Mountain, California; Montezuma, Chile; Mount St. Katherine, Egypt; and Tyrone, New Mexico; with …
MS 7322 Portrait of Pangu, the creator of the universe, with magical inscriptions and symbols
A print of this type is used in Chinese homes as a talisman. It shows Pangu, the mythological creator of the universe. In this image, he holds in his hands the sun (with yang symbol in ideograph) and the moon (with yin symbol in ideograph), for he created the universe …
Letters to Mario Carreño from Enrique Riveron
Riveron's letters to his friend and fellow Cuban artist Mario Carreño are chatty and informal. He writes about his wife Noella, various exhibitions, mutual friends, memories of their days in Cuba, health issues, politics, the weather, pricing paintings, his collages, his longings for Paris and New York, and holidays. All …
Thomas Horton Associates Easter Island films
25 Video recordings (12 hours 30 minutes, color sound; BetacamSP)
Full film record directed by Andrew Clark Horton and filmed by Geoffrey Hoffman for a television documentary that was never produced. Footage includes an interview with Thor Heyderdahl, Birdman cult re-enactment of swim to rock, caves with human bones, quarry and the Moai heads (large head stone statues) before they …
Pacho Lane films
Production film materials for TREE OF LIFE (2 versions TREE OF KNOWLEDGE, EAGLE'S CHILDREN, 1987 film footage of Afghanistan and film footage for a New Mexico Chile film. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its …
John H. Dearborn Papers
John H. Dearborn (1933-2010) was professor of marine sciences at the University of Maine (1966-1999). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in zoology from the University of New Hampshire in 1955. During summer 1956 John was a field assistant with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Laboratory, Boothbay Harbor. He received a Master …
Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks
This accession consists of field notebooks from his travels in Cuba, Jamaica, Colombia, and Chile. The typewritten notebooks include journal entries, correspondence, photographs, news clippings, maps and checklists.
Oral history interview with Liliana Wilson
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas
An interview of Liliana Wilson conducted 2004 July 13-27, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in Austin, Texas.
Michael Simon papers
The Michael Simon papers measure 4.3 linear feet and 50.74 gigabytes and date from circa 1965-2020. The collection documents Simon's career as a ceramicist and educator. Included is printed material related to Simon consisting of publications, articles and exhibition ephemera; personal and professional correspondence with colleagues and galleries; letters from Warren MacKenzie; digital video recordings on his friends and mentors Warren Mackenzie and Ron Meyers; teaching files; writings by Simon and others; biographical information; exhibition checklists and forms; slides and photographs of works of art by Simon and others, Simon at work in his studio, friends, family and travel; materials relating to the book Michael Simon: Evolution edited by Susan Stokes Roberts; personal and financial information; lectures, including video and audio recordings; gallery talks and sales; kiln construction and documentation; glaze and clay body notes and recipes; and sketches. A portion of this material is in electronic format.
Naúl Ojeda papers
The papers of Uruguayan born Washington, D.C. painter and printmaker Naúl Ojeda measure 5.9 linear feet and date from circa 1960-2004, and circa 2013. The papers document Ojeda's personal and professional life through biographical materials, correspondence, exhibition and gallery files, professional files, financial material, printed and broadcast materials, scrapbooks, artwork and sketchbooks, and a small amount of photographic material.