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Creators:
Wallance, Don, 1909-1990
Dates:
1936-1990
Size:
6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1991-81-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection documents Wallance's career from his enrollment in the Design Laboratory School in 1936 to his death in 1990.Included are his designs for tableware, furniture, and household accessories, as well as material on his research and writings. This collection consists of sketches, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and reference materials, in addition to publicity and promotional materials. Extensive documentation exists on Wallance's pioneering designs for stainless steel flatware for H. E. Lauffer Company and his experimental furniture for the U.S. Army, Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center, and the Hard Manufacturing Company. Thorough documentation of his research for his landmark book, "Shaping America's Products," is included. The collection also contains a substantial amount of information on the Design Laboratory School, the first industrial design school in the United States to be patterned after the Bauhaus.

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Creators:
Finkelstein, Louis
Dates:
1930-2001
Size:
11.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.finkloui
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, educator, and writer Louis Finkelstein measure 11.2 linear feet and date from 1930 to 2001. The papers document his career in New York through biographical material; correspondence with friends and colleagues; printed material such as exhibition catalogs, announcements, and published articles; sketches and sketchbooks; and professional material, including exhibition records and documents related to his time on the board of directors of the National Academy of Design. Also found are teaching materials and extensive writings, including notes and lecture outlines in over 40 notebooks and draft articles and lectures written by Finkelstein and others. The collection also includes over 40 sound recordings of lectures and audio notes by Finkelstein. Photographic materials include personal photographs, photographs of artwork, and slides used for lectures.

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Creators:
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987
Dates:
1933-1989
Size:
3.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.soyeraph
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of realist painter Raphael Soyer date from 1933 to 1989 and measure 3.9 linear feet. They document Soyer's career as a painter, printmaker, and writer. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials, including several transcripts of interviews with Soyer; extensive personal and professional correspondence; writings and notes by Soyer and others; scattered legal and financial records; exhibition materials, clippings and other printed material; and photographs of Soyer in his studio, with artists and friends, and at art events. Also found are one sketch and a facsimile of Soyer's 1968 sketchbook produced by Forum Gallery.

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Creators:
Colker, Ed, 1927-
Dates:
1944-2020
Size:
3.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.colked
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, educator and administrator Ed Colker are dated 1944-2020 and measure 3.4 linear feet. Colker's painting, printmaking, and Haybarn Press, as well as his career as an art teacher and university administrator, are documented through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, subject files, printed material, and photographs. There is a 0.2 linear ft. addition to the collection donated in 2020 that includes lists of works of art, exhibition information, letters to Colker, talks and lecutres by Colker, printed material and miscellany.

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Creators:
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974
Dates:
circa 1900-1988
Size:
8.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.krolleon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of realist painter, muralist, and educator Leon Kroll date from circa 1900 to 1988 and measure 8.7 linear feet. The collection documents Kroll's painting career, teaching, and active participation in numerous art organizations. Over one-half of the collection is correspondence with artists, schools, galleries, museums, patrons, arts organizations, and others. Also found are scattered biographical material, writings and notes, legal and financial records, exhibition catalogs, clippings, other printed material, photographs of Kroll and colleagues, loose drawings and nine sketchbooks.

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Creators:
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989
Dates:
1905 - 1987
Size:
3 Cubic feet (6 boxes and 10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0257
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Irving Berlin was a 20th century American composer and songwriter. This collection has sheet music for over 200 songs composed by Irving Berlin, as well as a sheet music by other composers. In addition to sheet music, there is correspondence, awards, photographs, and posters pertaining to Irving Berlin.

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Creators:
Swarthmore College. Sproul Observatory (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania: 1916)
Gaustad, John E. (Director, Sproul Observatory)
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1916-1975
Size:
1 Boxe
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0251
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection of group portraits donated by Sproul Observatory. Group portraits include participants at American Astronomical Society and I.A.U. [International Astronomical Union] meetings, as well as several other taken at Johns Hopkins University, Swarthmore College, and an autographed photo of Roy W. Delaplaine at a 24-inch refractor telescope.The photographs were accumulated in the files of the Sproul Observatory, Swarthmore College, over a period of years. They form a visual record of astronomers and attendees at astronomical meetings from 1916 to 1975.

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Creators:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918
Dates:
circa 1883-1973
bulk 1883-1918
Size:
1.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.caffchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The scattered papers of art critic and writer Charles Henry Caffin measure 1.2 linear feet and date from circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Found within the papers are an interview transcript, two letters, printed materials, one scrapbook, and family photographs dating from circa 1883 to circa 1911, many by noted photographers Arnold Genthe, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. The scrapbook contains Caffin's columns for the New York American, 1913-1915.

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Creators:
Luck, Robert H., 1921-1993
Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)
American Federation of Arts
Dates:
1967
Size:
4 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.luckrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence; exhibition materials; photographs; sketches; Christmas cards; biographical information; writings; and an audio cassette.

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Creators:
Gupta, Sunil, 1953-
Kerr, Theodore
Dates:
2017 May 26
Size:
5 Items (sound files (6 hrs., 38 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
240 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.gupta17
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Sunil Gupta conducted 2017 March 31 and April 1, by Theodore Kerr, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at the Visual AIDS office and the Archives of American Art office in New York, New York.

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