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Creators:
Smith, Leon Polk, 1906-1996
Dates:
1921-1997
Size:
7.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.smitleon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York abstract painter Leon Polk Smith measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1997. The papers consist of biographical material, business and personal correspondence, interview transcripts and an interview video recording, writings, financial records for the corporate entity Leon Polk Smith, Inc., printed material, photographic material, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.

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Creators:
Preloran, Jorge, 1933-2009
Dates:
1954-circa 2008
Size:
50 Film reels (50 completed films and 1 film series; 110,600 feet of original film outtakes (51 hours); 412 hours of audiotape; 31 digital books)
22 Linear feet (Papers and photographs)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2007.10
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Documentary filmmaker Jorge Prelorán was best known for his intimate approach to ethnographic film, a style known as "ethnobiography." The majority of Prelorán's films were shot in rural areas of Argentina, particularly the Andean highlands and the Pampas (plains), often in communities of mixed Indian and Spanish heritage. Prelorán documented a wide range of subjects, including art, folk crafts, agriculture, ranching, markets, religious rituals and festivals, and social and cultural change. This collection contains edited films and videos, film outtakes, audio tapes, photographic prints and transparencies, digital books, correspondence, production files, scripts, project files, and press clippings spanning 1954-2008.

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Creators:
McCoy, Esther
Dates:
circa 1876-1990
bulk 1938-1989
Size:
44.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mccoesth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Southern California architectural historian, critic, and writer Esther McCoy measure 44.4 linear feet and date from 1876 to 1990 (bulk 1938-1989). McCoy was interested in both Italian and Mexican architecture as well as the folk art and crafts of Mexico and South America. The collection documents McCoy's career, as well as her family and personal life through biographical material, extensive correspondence, personal and professional writings, project files, Southern California architects' files, clippings and other printed material, a large collection of photographs and slides, and taped interviews of Southern California modern architects.

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Creators:
Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009
Dates:
circa 1860-2009
bulk 1940-2009
Size:
35.05 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hammfred
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Los Angeles Abstract Classicist painter and educator Frederick Hammersley measure 35.05 linear feet and date from circa 1860-2009, bulk 1940-2009. The papers contain biographical materials, 32 diaries, family and professional correspondence, personal business and financial records, estate records, writings, graphic design projects, teaching files, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and works of art. There is a 0.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes photographs of Hammersley's family, and most significantly for research, a study in pencil and a "model for making cubes," a paper document that can be stored flat and folded into a cube shape.

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Creators:
Fellows Gear Shaper Co., Springfield, Vermont
Regency Savings Bank (Houston, Texas)
Dates:
1896-1999
bulk 1915-1970
Size:
31 Cubic feet (62 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0856
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document primarily the financial aspects of the Fellows Gear Shaper Company and consist of meticulously maintained journals and ledger books. Fellows Gear Shaper Company was a leader and dominant figure in the manufacturing of precision gear production, gear cutting tools, and optical inspection machines in the first half of the 20th century. The company's contribution to the industry enabled the manufacture of gears for textile, automobiles, factory machinery, and other industries.

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Creators:
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961
Dates:
1841-1981
Size:
56.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.oaklviol
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, stained glass artist, and muralist Violet Oakley measure 56.4 linear feet and date from 1841-1981. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and business correspondence; writings, including essays, lectures, and project drafts; diaries and journals; financial material; artwork; printed material, including scrapbooks; and photographs, 3 albums, 322 glass plate negatives, and 1600 film negatives of Oakley, her family and friends, and her work.

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Creators:
Dwight, Edward H., 1919-1981
Dates:
1821-2001
bulk 1950-1979
Size:
18.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dwigedwa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Cincinnati art historian, museum director, and Audubon and Peale scholar, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1821-2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1979. Dwight's papers include biographical material, writings by Dwight, and research files on John James Audubon, Raphaelle Peale, and others, documenting Dwight's extensive contribution to the study of American painting, particularly naturalist, portrait, and still-life painting.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 26-July 7, 2002
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2002
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:
Radio Meteor Project (Harvard College Observatory)
Dates:
circa 1959-1971
Size:
109.20 cu. ft. (86 record storage boxes) (40 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 304
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of films of meteors detected by the radar system at Havana, Illinois, circa 1960-1970; computer printouts containing data on meteors observed, circa 1966-1971; and computer tapes, circa 1965-1970.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1979-2010
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-331
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence created or maintained by Johnnetta B. Cole, Director 2009- . The records consist of correspondence with museums, educational institutions, professional societies, corporations, foundations, and individuals in the field of African art and related studies. Materials also include clippings, brochures, ...

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