George Deem papers
The papers of painter, writer, and dancer George Deem measure 18.2 linear feet and 10.71 GB and date from 1904-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-2008. The collection documents Deem's path from Midwestern farm child to New York City artist and teacher who specialized in recreating works of great masters, especially Johannes Vermeer. Correspondence, exhibition files, subject files, project files, writings by and about Deem, printed and digital material and photographic materials all show the trajectory of Deem's development as an artist.
McIntire Family Hawaiian Entertainers Collection
Mayo, Jean Alice, 1897-?
Photographs and ephemera collected by the McIntire Family of Hawaiian musicians documenting their careers throughout the United States, and those of other performers.
Mary Fanton Roberts papers
The papers of art writer and editor Mary Fanton Roberts measure 3.8 linear feet and are dated 1880 to 1956. The bulk of this collection is Roberts' correspondence with numerous important artists, dancers, actors, writers, and musicians of the day. Also found are scattered biographical materials, family correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 18: Dance
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 18, Dance contains approximately 3,330 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards dance in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
Photographs of Harry Fonseca artwork
429 Copy color slides
Images of art pieces by Harry Fonseca, many of which depict his representation of the mythical figure Coyote. Included are copies of the 115 color slides Fonseca used in his lecture at the Smithsonian in 1989. There are also images of his "Stone Poems" series, each Smithsonian-exhibited piece, and views of the …
Smithsonian National Associates Program Research Expedition records
James-Duguid, Charlene, 1942-
The collection includes material from the expeditions. Among them are field notes, audio and video tapes, photographs and slides, and typescript transcriptions. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical …
Robert Cage photographs of Turkey Tayac and other Piscataway people
Photographs depicting Piscataway dancers, a burial ground, herb gathering and food preparation, and a meeting at Piscataway Park in Maryland on October 29, 1978. Most of the photographs were made in Maryland in July and October, 1978. Many of the images show Turkey Tayac (Phillip Proctor) shortly before his death.
MS 3475 Report on potholes on the Eastern Slope of Mount Franklin, at El Paso, Texas
Also map of New Mexico showing Indian places near to El Paso. Collection of photographs showing San Lorenzo dancers, and various ceremonial groups. Two of mummified figures. A chapel and shrine.
Postcard collection relating to Fox and other Native American tribes
12 photographic postcards and prints (silver gelatin and albumen)
The collection consists largely of images of Fox Indians of Tama, Iowa, including portraits of families, delegates, and dancers, as well as images of food preparation and a wigwam. It also includes images of a Taos woman baking and portraits of Crow, Dakota, Navajo, and Winnebago people, including Chief Spotted …
Bill Wright photographs of Tiwa people of Tigua Pueblo
Photographs made in connection with Wright's book The Tiguas: Pueblo Indians of Texas. They include images of Tiwa Indians, ceremonies, processions on the days of St. John and St. Anthony, dancers, bread-making, pottery, dwellings, the Tigua Visitor Center, Mount Carmel Mission, and Gran Quivira. Many photographs show Tiwa individuals at …