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Creators:
Rowe, Basil Lee
Dates:
1917-1973
bulk 1930-1968
Size:
5.35 Cubic feet (5 document boxes, 4 flat boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0019
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Basil Lee Rowe (1896-1973) enjoyed a long and successful career in aviation, initially as a military exhibition pilot, barnstormer, air racer, charter operator, flight instructor, aircraft salesman, and rumrunner, before moving to the West Indies to start an airline, the short-lived West Indian Aerial Express, bought out by Pan American Airways in 1928. Rowe became a pioneering senior pilot for Pan Am, flying with them for 28 years before his retirement in 1956. This collection includes scrapbooks, photo albums, memorabilia, and first day covers, in addition to the draft manuscript for Rowe's 1956 autobiography, Under My Wings.

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Creators:
Finn, Dallas, 1919-2012
Dates:
1975-1990
Size:
5,500 color slides
Collection ID:
FSA.A2010.03
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

This Collection contains in 24 albums over 5,500 color 35mm slides of Western-style architecture created during Japan's modernization, primarily druing Meiji Period (1868-1912). Taken throughout Japan between 1975-1990 by Dallas Finn, they were research materials in prepration for her book, Meiji Revisited: the Sites of Victorian Japan (New York, W...

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Creators:
Buehr family
Dates:
1880-1984
Size:
0.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.buehfami
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Buehr family papers date from 1880-1984 and measure 0.7 linear feet. The collection documents the lives and careers of a prominent Chicago family of artists, which included Karl Albert Buehr, his wife Mary Hess Buehr, their children Kathleen Buehr Granger and George F. Buehr, and Karl Buehr's brother-in-law, Will Hess. Found among the papers are biographical accounts, family histories, Karl Buehr's personal and professional correspondence, love letters between Karl and Mary Hess, writing by various family members, printed materials, artwork in the form of drawings by Kathleen Buehr Granger, and family and travel photographs, including two photo albums.

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Galerie Chalette
Dates:
1916-1999
bulk 1939-1994
Size:
24.15 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.galechal
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the New York Galerie Chalette measure 24.15 linear feet and date from 1916-1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1939-1994. The collection documents this contemporary art gallery's operations from its founding in 1954 through Madeleine Lejwa's later years as an independent dealer. Included are correspondence, artists' files, financial and legal records, printed materials, clippings, exhibition catalogs, audio and video recordings, and motion picture film; about half of the collection consists of photographs. Arthur Lejwa's profession as a biochemist prior to becoming a gallery owner is also documented in this collection. The collection also contains personal records of the Lejwas, including correspondence, legal papers, photographs, photo albums, and printed material.

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Creators:
Folkmar, Daniel, 1861-1932
Dates:
circa 1903-1907
Size:
3 Negatives (glass)
400 Negatives (circa, nitrate)
50 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.105
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by Daniel Folkmar documenting Philippine people and their villages and agricultural practices. The collection also includes a series of images documenting a Catholic procession. The photographs were likely made during Folkmar's time with the Philippine Civil Service, 1903-1907. Some photographs relate to Folkmar's manuscript on his...

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Creators:
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976
Dates:
1907-1909
Size:
46 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4757
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by Neil Merton Judd documenting expeditions and sites in Utah and Arizona, including Augusta Bridge, Rainbow Bridge, Monument Valley, and Navajo Mountain. The photographs also include images of expedition parties from the University of Utah expedition to White Canyon in 1907 (including members Byron Cummings, Dr. E. L. Hewitt, Rev...

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Creators:
Cuscuna, Michael
Wolff, Francis
Dates:
1953-1966
1953-1966
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1238
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of photographic prints from negatives by the eminent jazz photographer Francis Wolff, depicting such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and other important artists.

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Creators:
Stearns, Richard E., (Archaeologist)
Dates:
circa 1930-1960
Size:
26 color prints
22 Sketches
600 Prints (circa, silver gelatin and contact prints (including stereographic images))
325 Negatives (circa)
3 Maps
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-40
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection includes photographs of excavations and artifacts relating to Stearns' archeological work in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. There are also some sketches of artifacts and excavation sites, as well as notes on pictured artifacts. One photo album relates to Ste...

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Creators:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.
Dates:
1898-1900
1903
1914
bulk 1899-1899
Size:
396 lantern slides
286 Photographic prints
1 Map
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.053
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Mary Harriman Rumsey collection largely consists of photographic prints and lantern slides documenting the Harriman Expedition to Alaska in summer 1899. These depict members of the expedition and Alaskan scenery and people. The collection also includes scenic photographs of Alaska taken by Dora Keen in 1914 and photographs of Blackfeet, Hopi, Apache, and Suquamish Indians made by Edward Curtis in 1900 and 1903.

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Creators:
Fenton, Beatrice, 1887-1983
Dates:
1836-1984
bulk 1890-1978
Size:
9.36 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fentbeat
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Beatrice Fenton date from 1836-1984 (bulk 1890-1978) and measure 9.36 linear feet. The collection documents Fenton's career as a sculptor and art instructor, as well as her life-long friendships with artist Emily Clayton and art educator Marjorie Martinet. Found are scattered biographical materials, correspondence primarily with Martinet (approximately 1/2 of the collection), business records, notes and writings, scattered records of arts organizations, transcripts of interviews with Fenton, sketches and sketchbooks, a scrapbook, brochures, clippings, postcards, reproductions of artwork, and photographs of friends and family, travels, and artwork. Writings include several illustrated hand-made books of poetry by Emily Clayton.

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