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Creators:
Obata, Chiura
Dates:
1891-2000
bulk 1942-1945
Size:
3.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.obatchiu
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Japanese-American artist and educator Chiura Obata measure 3.6 linear feet and date from circa 1891 to 2000 with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains biographical material primarily related to Obata's family's forced relocation from Berkeley to Tanforan detention center and incarceration at the Topaz Relocation center; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings by Chiura Obata and others; material related to the art schools Obata established at Tanforan and Topaz; teaching files and professional activities; exhibition files; printed material, including TREK, and Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata's Art of Internment; photographic material; and sketches and sketchbooks. There is a 1.0 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes correspondence, writings, subject files and printed material.

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Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006
Dates:
1832-2008
bulk 1960-2000
Size:
55 Linear feet
Collection ID:
SAAM.NJP.1
Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center

The archive is comprised of the papers of the artist (his writings, notes, scores, plans and designs, photographs and assorted print ephemera), his library (books, magazines, trade catalogs, etc.), as well as three dimensional artifacts from his studio (objects, toys, televisions, radios, the artist's desk, etc.) and over 200 videotapes (the artist's single-channel videotapes, installation videotapes, and videotape records of performances and interviews).

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Creators:
Walker, Egbert H. (Egbert Hamilton), 1899-1991
Dates:
1938-1961
Size:
8.08 cu. ft. (14 document boxes) (3 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7270
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Egbert Hamilton Walker were transferred to the Smithsonian Archives from the Hunt Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1977. Subsequently, two additional transfers of papers were gifted by Egbert Walker in 1978 and 1979. In 1995, Walker's autobiographical notes were transferred from the Department of Botany, National Museum ...

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Creators:
Porterfield, Jeanne
Chickering, Lisa
Dates:
1954-2015, undated
Size:
38 Film reels
7 Sound tape reels
5 electronic_discs_dvd
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
5 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
67.86 Linear feet
18 Sound discs (vinyl)
4 Cassette tapes
Collection ID:
HSFA.2015.16
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection documents their work as travel filmmakers, photographers, and writers from 1954-2015. Their films are an example of the travel lecture film, a genre which combined silent travelogue films with live narration. Chickering and Porterfield presented their films throughout the United States and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s before turning to freelance still photography and travel writing in the early 1980s. The audiovisual and photography collection begins with their first joint travels in the 1950s and covers a range of their professional activities through the early 2000s, mainly encompassing original travel footage, edited travelogues, and travel still photography. Supporting documentation includes film scripts, lecture recordings, personal and professional manuscripts, financial and professional records, and a substantial amount of newspaper and magazine articles which serve as a record of the press generated by and about Chickering and Porterfield.

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Creators:
Cordry, Donald Bush
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1933-1940
Size:
93 Photographic prints
9 Negatives (photographic)
24 Copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.008
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Images consist mostly of portraits of the indigenous people in the Mexican states of Michoacán, Guerrero, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Veracruz. The collection primarily contains images of Wikarika (Huichol) people, but includes images of the Purepecha (Tarasco), Guerrero Nahua, Chinantec [Chinantla], Zoque, Otomí (Otomi), Tzotzil Maya, Yoreme (Mayo) and Zapotec peoples.

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Creators:
Beck, Larry, 1938-1994
Dates:
1938-1994
Size:
6 Linear feet (13 archival boxes, 1 half size archival box, and 2 oversize boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.017
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Lawrence 'Larry' James Beck papers, located in the Cultural Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, contain biographical materials, sculpture portfolios, art shows, notes, sketches and drawings, publications, correspondence and visual material including photos, slides and negatives of Larry's art.

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Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 27-July 8, 2001
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2001
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
Reynolds, Corbett
Dates:
1962-2015
bulk 1979-2000
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 16 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1390
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Artwork, photographs, and papers of Columbus, Ohio artist and founder of the Red Party (circuit party) Corbett Reynolds. These papers include materials related to Rudely Elegant, Reynolds's bar and dance club in Columbus.

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Creators:
Mamer, Stuart M.
Mamer, Louisan E., 1910-2005
Dates:
1927-2002
Size:
10.1 Cubic feet (31 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0862
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Mamer collection includes a wide range of materials used to teach concepts and the usage of electricity to predominately rural audiences. Mamer kept many of her materials in labeled notebooks; other papers were filed loosely with no apparent order. The collection materials date pre-dominantly from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. There are some materials from the late 1930s. There is only one item from 1927 and one from 1999.

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Creators:
James Cunningham, Son and Company (Rochester, New York)
Dates:
1908-1964
bulk 1908-1929
Size:
10 Cubic feet (18 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1193
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of glass plate negatives and photographic prints of the glass plate negatives depicting horse-drawn hearses (funeral wagons), carriages, and ambulances and motorized vehicles produced by James Cunningham, Son and Company from approximately 1908 to 1929. The majority of the glass plates and photographic prints depict horse-drawn hearses, but there are some motorized vehicles.

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