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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Exhibitions
Dates:
1974-1979
Size:
10.86 cu. ft. (20 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 287
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the Cooper-Hewitt Museum exhibitions from 1974 to 1979, especially the Museum's "Museum Without Walls" project, Immovable Objects / Lower Manhattan, 1975, and the Museum's first exhibition show at the Carnegie Mansion, MAN transFORMS / Aspects of Design, 1976. These materials were assembled by Dorothy Twining Globus, Ex...

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Creators:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953
Dates:
1906-2016
bulk 1920-1990
Size:
14.3 Linear feet
2.84 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.kuniyasu
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi measure 14.3 linear feet and 2.84 gigabytes and date from 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990. The collection documents his career as a painter, graphic artist, and photographer, as well as his involvement in political, social, and art organizations, especially during World War II. Included are biographical material; correspondence; writings and lectures by Kuniyoshi and others; organization records primarily on his participation in various associations and groups he was a member of; professional and gallery records regarding business dealings with American and Japanese galleries, museums, and dealers; exhibition files; printed material; four scrapbooks; artwork; photographs of Kuniyoshi and others in various locations and at events; and artwork records which mostly consist of photographs and provenance information. The collection also contains materials on Kuniyoshi's career and artwork obtained after his death by his widow Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi.

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Creators:
Becker, Fred, 1913-2004
Dates:
1913-2004
bulk 1940-2000
Size:
3.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.beckfred
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of printmaker and educator Fred Becker measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1913 to 2004, with the bulk from 1940-2000. The collection documents Becker's work as a professional artist and educator through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings, interviews, personal business records, gallery and exhibition files, project files, photographic material, printed material, and artwork.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1958-2007
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-092
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) during the tenure of Director Marc Pachter (2000-2007), but also includes records from the tenures of Directors Charles Nagel (1964-1969), Marvin S. Sadik (1969-1981), and Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000). Topics covered include cultural affairs, ...

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Creators:
De Patta, Margaret, 1903-1964
Dates:
circa 1930-2012
Size:
3.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.depamarg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of California jewelry designer Margaret De Patta measure 3.7 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to 2012. The papers include correspondence, writings, teaching files, exhibition files, personal business records, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographs.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities
Dates:
1983-1994
Size:
25.89 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (5 blueprint storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-082
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to Experimental Gallery proposals, installation of exhibitions, gallery activities with the public, and research; administrative files concerning financial reports, funding (through the Cafritz and Rockefeller foundations, as well as the Pew Charitable Trusts), contracts, ex...

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National Academy of Design (U.S.)
Dates:
1817-2012
Size:
92.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.natiacad
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of New York City's National Academy of Design measure 92.7 linear feet and date from 1817-2012. The records pertain to all three constituents of the tripartite organization consisting of the Academy, a membership body of artists founded in 1825; the school, founded at the same time to promote arts education; and the exhibition program, inaugurated in 1826. Extensive administrative records include minutes, committee files, director files, annual reports, constitutions, and correspondence and subject files of council officers. Exhibition records, also substantive, date to the Academy's first annual exhibition and include gallery and special exhibitions, as well as exhibitions at the Academy's museum, established in 1979. The collection also includes gifts and funding files, especially relating to endowments and prizes; membership records; National Academy Association records; Ranger Fund assignments; extensive files pertaining to the school's administration, courses of instruction, registrations, and attendance; twenty scrapbooks containing clippings and ephemera; Society of American Artists records; correspondence and ephemera from other organizations; transcripts from oral histories with Academy members; extensive photographic material documenting artists, members, the school, exhibitions, buildings, and artwork created by Academy members; artist files containing correspondence, writings, and sketches from those associated with the Academy; and assorted printed material and ephemera.

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Creators:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973
Dates:
1916-1975
bulk 1940-1969
Size:
1.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.crisfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Francis Criss papers comprise 1.9 linear feet of material dating from 1916 to 1975 (bulk 1940-1969). The collection documents the painting and teaching career of modernist painter Francis Criss mainly through correspondence, handwritten notes for class lectures, exhibition files, newsclippings, scrapbooks, and photographs. Oversized reproductions of his commercial artwork are also found.

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Creators:
Benn, Ben, 1884-
Dates:
1905-1993
Size:
6.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bennben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of modernist painter Ben Benn measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1906 through 1977, with the bulk of the papers dating from circa 1920 - circa 1970. The collection includes correspondence between Benn and his wife Velida Benn and letters from Oscar Bluemner, Max Weber, Joseph Stella, and other artists. Also found are sketches, sketchbooks, diaries, scrapbooks, personal business records, clippings, photographs, exhibition catalogs, art journals, and auction catalogs. Some of the printed material is quite rare.

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Creators:
Espada, Jason
Espada, Frank, 1930-
Dates:
1962-2008
Size:
17 Cubic feet (52 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1395
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of photographic materials taken by Frank Espada, mostly images from the Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project, which documents these communities across the Unites States. In addition, there are materials relating to his earlier work documenting civil rights activities, also in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s.

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