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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Dates:
2005-2013
Collection ID:
Accession 13-182
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of two websites and one blog maintained by the Smithsonian American Art Museum as they existed on February 25, 2013. The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery website features general information for visitors and educational resources as well as collections, research, conservation, program, and donation i...

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Creators:
Benn, Ben, 1884-
Dates:
1905-1993
Size:
6.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bennben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of modernist painter Ben Benn measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1906 through 1977, with the bulk of the papers dating from circa 1920 - circa 1970. The collection includes correspondence between Benn and his wife Velida Benn and letters from Oscar Bluemner, Max Weber, Joseph Stella, and other artists. Also found are sketches, sketchbooks, diaries, scrapbooks, personal business records, clippings, photographs, exhibition catalogs, art journals, and auction catalogs. Some of the printed material is quite rare.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1990-1998
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-110
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials that document the planning and execution of exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art and the Renwick Gallery. Materials include checklists, loan files, installation photos, press kits, correspondence and memoranda, label text, catalog text, slides and photographs, floor plans, brochures, insurance...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1984
Size:
4.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box) (4 non-standard size boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 88-158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of architectural drawings and photographs of models prepared as part of the Quadrangle Building construction work. The Quadrangle consists of the National Museum of African Art, the Sackler Gallery and the Enid A. Haupt Garden.

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Research and Scholars Center
Dates:
FY 1989-FY 2001
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-143
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the departmental records of Rachel M. Allen, Acting Chief (1989) and Chief (1990-2001). These materials cover budgetary matters as well as the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Library, the internship and fellowship programs, and the slide and photo archives. Also included in the collectio...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1973, 1987-1989
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-018
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Office of Design and Construction (ODC) project files, mostly for the new cafeteria annex to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Materials include correspondence, submittals, blueprints, and specifications. Museums and buildings documented in this collection include: National Air and Space Museum, Arts and Indu...

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Creators:
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935
Dates:
1917-1929
Size:
2 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.volkdoug
Repository:
Archives of American Art

One letter from Volk to the "Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution" regretting that he is unable to attend an opening; and an autographed photograph of Volk.

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Gates, Margaret Casey, 1903-1989
Dates:
1934-1988
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
AAA.gatemarg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Washington, D.C. painter Margaret Casey Gates date from 1934-1988, and measure 1.0 linear foot. Gates' papers document her work as a painter, her projects for the New Deal federal arts programs, the Phillips Memorial Gallery and its art school, where she attended school and later worked as secretary and where her husband Robert Franklin Gates was a teacher, and the Washington, D.C. arts scene. Found are scattered correspondence, seven sketchbooks by Gates and two sketchbooks of her divorced husband Robert Franklin Gates. Miscellaneous notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs of Gates, her husband, friends, artwork, and views of the Virgin Islands are also included in the papers.

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Creators:
Ormond, Richard
Dates:
1851-1979
Size:
0.2 Linear feet ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.ormorl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Typescripts of Sargent letters to various people, 1883-1923, and photographs from an exhibition on Sargent.

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Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979
Dates:
undated
Size:
18 Photographs
Collection ID:
FSA.A1998.03
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Color photoprints, matted, and housed in a portfolio entitled Iran, dated 1957, taken by Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979) of architecture, mostly in the city of Isfahan, including The Cihil Sutun; and the Darius relief momument at Bistun.

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