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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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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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Dove, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1946
Dates:
1905-1975
Size:
3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dovearth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artists Arthur and Helen Torr Dove measure 3 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1975, with the bulk of material dating from 1920 to 1946. Arthur Dove's life as an artist, and his life with the artist Helen Torr, are documented in biographical narratives, personal documents, an audio recording, correspondence, diaries, essays, poetry, notes, exhibition catalogs, clippings, magazine illustrations, pamphlets, receipts, an accounting ledger, tax records, sketches, and photographs.

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Creators:
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958
Dates:
1857-1980
Size:
20.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.pachwalt2
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York artist, critic, historian, writer, art consultant and curator Walter Pach, measure 20.7 linear feet and date from 1857-1980. The collection documents Pach's promotion of modernism through his role in the landmark 1913 Armory Show, his relationships with artists and art-world figures and his extensive writings on art. Records include biographical material, correspondence with family, friends and colleagues including noted artists, handwritten and edited versions of manuscripts by Pach, diaries and journals, business records, printed material, scrapbooks, sketchbooks and artwork by Pach and others, and photographs of Pach and his family, friends, and colleagues. The collection also includes 12 linear feet of selections from Walter Pach's library.

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Creators:
White, Nelson C.
Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988
Dates:
1922-1927
Size:
0.02 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.whitnelso
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The three letters from artist Luigi Lucioni to art historian Nelson C. White measure 0.02 linear feet and are dated June 5, 1922, June 27, 1923, and December 11, 1927. In these letters, which reflect the friendship between Lucioni and White, Lucioni writes about various topics the two correspondents had discussed in person, including the National Academy of Design, his studio and work, and novels and plays that interest him.

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Creators:
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956
Dates:
1889-2001
bulk 1900-1954
Size:
7.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bealgiff
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and muralist Gifford Beal measure 7.7 linear feet and date from 1889 to 2001. The bulk of the collection consists of artwork, in addition to correspondence, writings, printed matter, including one scrapbook, pictorial subject files, photographs, and two scrapbooks of photographs of works of art. Artwork is primarily in the form of sketches and seventy-eight sketchbooks in a wide variety of media. Among the loose sketches are twenty-eight oil paintings on wood board or panel, and fourteen large pastel drawings on canvas depicting dancing figures in a romantic style. Artwork by other artists in the collection include prints by Arthur B. Davies, Rockwell Kent, and Denys Wortman.

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Creators:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010
Dates:
1923-1994
bulk 1945-1994
Size:
23.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.pennchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art collector Charles Rand Penney measure 23.1 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1994 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1945 to 1994. The majority of the collection consists of Penney's art collection files, which include printed materials, correspondence, notes, and photographic materials. Also found within the papers are catalogs from exhibitions that featured artwork from Penney's collection.

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Creators:
Berdan, Jean Milton
Dates:
1943-1993
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-029
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers include USGS Examinations and Reports, project files, research notes, a small number photographs, and correspondence.

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