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Creators:
Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper), 1926-2011
Dates:
1926-2011
bulk 1943-2010
Size:
30.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.friebern
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of writer, art critic and collector Bernard Harper Friedman, 1926-2011, bulk 1943-2010, measure 30.6 linear feet. Extensive professional and personal correspondence, 41 diaries, a large number of his published and unpublished writings, and subject files document Friedman's career as a writer, relationships with cultural institutions and art world figures, and his personal life. Also included are biographical materials, interviews, printed material, 5 scrapbooks and photographs.

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Creators:
Lanyon, Ellen
Dates:
circa 1880-2014
bulk 1926-2013
Size:
62.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.lanyelle
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Ellen Lanyon measure 62.6 linear feet and date from circa 1880-2014, bulk 1926-2013. Biographical material; correspondence; interviews; writings; journals; project files; teaching files; exhibition files; personal business records; printed and broadcast material; scrapbooks; photographic material; artwork; sketchbooks; as well as sound and video recordings and electronic records, provide a comprehensive view of Lanyon's career and of art circles in Chicago and New York. Correspondence with artists and friends make up a significant portion of the collection. Project and exhibition files reflect her professional and artistic career. Thousands of slides and photographs document her life and artwork over seven decades, and over seventy sketchbooks are filled with student sketches, portraits of friends and family, and preliminary drawings.

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Creators:
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973
Dates:
circa 1860s-1972
bulk 1940-1967
Size:
1.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.holtcarl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Carl Holty papers are dated circa 1860s-1972 (bulk 1940-1967), measure 1.8 linear feet and contain correspondence, writings, printed material and photographs documenting Holty's career as an abstract painter and painting teacher.

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Creators:
McCray, Porter A., 1908-2000
Dates:
1936-1989
Size:
12.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mccrport
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City arts administrator Porter A. McCray measure 12.3 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1989. The papers include scattered biographical materials, correspondence, and writings and notes. The bulk of the collection consists of professional files documenting his advisory and consulting work for museums, institutions, organizations, and foundations. Also found within the collection are printed materials and photographs of McCray and artwork.

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Creators:
Larsen, Jack Lenor
Dates:
1941-2003
Size:
3.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.larsjack
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Jack Lenor Larsen papers measure 3.7 linear feet and date from 1941-2003. Larsen was a renowned weaver and designer, entrepreneur, and a scholar who wrote and lectured on modernist design. His career in the New York design world is documented by biographical materials, correspondence, writings by and about him, various printed materials and photographs.

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Creators:
Stella, Frank
Dates:
1941-1993
bulk 1978-1989
Size:
12.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.stelfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Frank Stella papers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1941 to 1993, with the bulk of the records spanning the period 1978 to 1989. The collection documents the professional and personal life of abstract artist, Frank Stella. Among the papers are correspondence, a small cache of records from his years as an undergraduate at Princeton University, writings by and about Stella, interview transcripts, sketchbooks, registers and inventories, financial records, printed matter, and photographs.

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Dates:
2005-2006
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (2 half document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9619
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. P...

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Creators:
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880
Dates:
1840s-1900, circa 1960s-1970s
Size:
0.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.giffsanf
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of landscape painter Sanford Robinson Gifford, date from the 1840s through 1900, and circa 1960s-1970s. The bulk of the papers fall between 1855-1881; material from the circa 1960s-1970s consists of photographic copy prints for which the Archives does not have the originals. The small collection measures 0.9 linear feet of scattered documentation of Gifford's life, primarily extensive biographical accounts of his travels in the mid 1850s and late 1860s in the form of bound letters to his father. These serve as detailed journals of his impressions of Europe and the Middle East, the development of his painting, and his relationships with other artists such as Albert Bierstadt and Worthington Whittredge. The collection also contains sketches by Gifford, printed material including catalogs of Gifford's paintings, and photographs of Gifford and others.

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Creators:
Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931
Dates:
1880-1936
bulk 1883-1920
Size:
3.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.clarthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The scrapbooks of Thomas Benedict Clarke measure 3.6 linear feet and date from 1879-1930. Twelve scrapbooks contain mostly newspaper clippings, but also include correspondence, invitations, exhibition catalogs, programs, magazine articles, art auction catalogs, and other material relating to Clarke's personal art collection and general art patronage. The scrapbooks also include clippings and miscellany relating to the Clarke family and influential society clubs, such as the Union League, Lambs, and New York Athletic clubs.

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Creators:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938
Dates:
1886-1939, 1960
Size:
6.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.blueosca
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Oscar Bluemner date from 1886 to 1939, with one item from 1960, and measure 6.9 linear feet. The collection documents Bluemner's career through scattered biographical material and personal and professional correspondence. Almost one-half of the collection consists of Bluemner's extensive writings and notes about his artwork, painting techniques, and art theory in the form of diaries, notebooks, lists, essays, and notes - many of which are also illustrated. Also found are annotated books, exhibition catalogs, newsclippings, artwork and sketches by Bluemner, and photographs of Bluemner's artwork and of architecture. Bluemner's work in architecture is documented to a lesser degree through scattered licenses, photographs, and design drawings.

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