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Creators:
Prescott, Emma-Stina
Prescott, Kenneth Wade, 1920-
Dates:
1919-2001
bulk 1973-1991
Size:
9.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.preskenn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists measures 9.4 linear feet and dates from 1919 to 2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1973 to 1991. Kenneth Prescott, an art historian and educator, and his wife Emma-Stina, also an art historian, maintained extensive files concerning artists James Chapin, Burgoyne Diller, Dorothea S. Greenbaum, Jack Levine, and Elizabeth Olds. These files typically include correspondence, artwork inventories, exhibition catalogs and other printed materials, notes, interviews, photographs, and slides. A small amount of material also documents the works of Richard Anuszkiewicz, Byron Browne, Jose de Creeft, Lorrie Goulet, Richard Hunt, Sam Maitin, and Hunt Slonem.

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Dates:
1989
Size:
9 videotapes and 3 audiotapes. 11 digital video .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9544
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History.
Dates:
circa 1983-1994 and undated
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-002
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of American Encounters, a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) commemorating the Columbus Quincentenary. The exhibition opened in 1992. The records primarily include the correspondence, memoranda, and research fil...

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Creators:
Freeman, Linda, 1941-
Dates:
1971-2015
bulk 1990-2011
Size:
32.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.freelind
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of multimedia artist and filmmaker Linda Freeman measure 32.9 linear feet and date from 1971-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from 1990-2011. The collection primarily consists of the production archives of Freeman's video documentary production company L and S Video, producer of 27 short subject documentaries on contemporary American art and artists. Subjects include Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Charles Burchfield, Elizabeth Catlett, Chuck Close, Robert Colescott, Jimmy and Max Ernst, Red Grooms, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Mayhew, Howardena Pindell, Horace Pippin, Faith Ringgold, and Betye and Alison Saar. Additional documentaries on subjects other than single artists include works on Luba artists of Central Africa, the creative process (on Freeman and five other artists featured in other documentaries in the collection), mixed media artists (on Alvin Loving, Flo Oy Wong, and Alison Saar), self-taught artists (on William Hawkins, Bill Traylor, and Grandma Moses), and a six-part series on art subjects for children called I Can Fly.

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National Museum of the American Indian. Collections Research and Information
Dates:
1990-2006
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-196
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Mary Jane Lenz, Curator, documenting her activities relating to exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian. Exhibitions include "Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks"; "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Cultu...

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Dates:
1997
Size:
6 videotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9593
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera or digital recorder as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Dates:
circa 1981-2007
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-176
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the professional correspondence of David H. Devorkin, Curator, 1981- . DeVorkin specializes in the origins and development of modern astrophysics and the space sciences. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence as well as fellowship proposals, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, and related materials.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History
Dates:
1947-1992
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-128
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records produced and/or maintained by Harold D. Langley, which date from when he was Curator of the Division of Armed Forces History, 1984- , and the Division of Naval History, prior to 1984. The records consist of correspondence documenting Langley's preparations for the research and eventual publication of So ...

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Creators:
Thayer, Polly, 1904-2006
Dates:
1846-2008
bulk 1921-2008
Size:
21.6 Linear feet
0.807 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.thaypoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Boston portraitist and painter Polly Thayer (Starr) (1904-2006) measure 21.6 linear feet and 0.807 GB and date from 1846 to 2008, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-2008. The papers document Thayer's personal life and career as a painter, portraitist, and pastel artist. Found within the papers are biographical materials, extensive family papers, correspondence with artists and art venues, interviews, writings, subject files, organization files, exhibition files, art inventory records, printed and digital materials, five sketchbooks, artwork, and photographs.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1972-1987, 1993
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-288
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the professional activities, correspondence, and research of Charles W. Millard, Curator, 1974-1986. Some materials pre-date or post-date his tenure. Materials include correspondence, notes, papers, clippings, microcassettes, videotape, photographs, and related materials.

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