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Creators:
Parsons, Betty
Dates:
circa 1920-1991
bulk 1946-1983
Size:
57.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.parsbett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers measure 57.2 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1946-1983. Records provide extensive documentation of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1946 to its closing in 1983 and of the activities of Betty Parsons as one the leading art dealers of contemporary American Art in the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Over one third of the of the collection is comprised of artists files containing correspondence, price lists, and printed materials. Additional correspondence is with galleries, dealers, art institutions, private collectors, and the media. Also found are exhibition files, exhibition catalogs and announcements, sales records, stock inventories, personal financial records, and photographs. Betty Parsons' personal papers consist of early curatorial files, pocket diaries, personal correspondence, and evidence of her own artwork, including sketchbooks, and files documenting her personal art collection.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1974-1991
Size:
11.9 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 632
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Constantine, Mildred
Dates:
1945-2008
Size:
5.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.consmild
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Mildred Constantine measure 5.3 linear feet and are dated 1945-2009. Subject files, writings, photographs, and a scrapbook provide an overview of her curatorial work in the Architecture and Design department of the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequent activities as an independent curator, and art consultant. Especially well documented is Whole Cloth, a book written with Laurel Reuter that presents an historical overview of how artists have used cloth in their work.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1966-2001
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-057
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Richard E. Ahlborn, Curator in the Division of Cultural History, with some earlier material dating back to when he served as Curator in the Division of Community Life. The records primarily consist of correspondence, memoranda, and notes documenting exhibition planning at the National Museum of Am...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Programming and Budget
Dates:
1982-1984
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-177
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of budget information for Smithsonian bureaus. Included are memoranda, summaries of budget needs, and budget projections.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1986
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-040
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, bureau and committee reports, memoranda, and newspaper articles related to Smithsonian Institution activities during the term of Dean W. Anderson as Under Secretary. Also included are computer printouts.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1996
Size:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-083
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the official records of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Ira Michael Heyman and includes reports, correspondence, subject files, and other materials. Listings in bold and capital letters indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's Office file plan.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1989-1996
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-064
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials which document the activities of Constance B. Newman as Under Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution primarily during calendar year 1995. Materials include Newman's correspondence and memoranda pertaining to various issues in Museums, offices, and bureaus of the Smithsonian; budget material; meeting ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1977 and undated
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 593
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of photographs of Cherkezian, circa 1977; Grayson, circa 1977; and Cornell, writer of the OTC film "Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story."Also included are photographs of the Emmy award received by OTC for the television show "The Smithsonian Institution with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary," and images from the OTC ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1991
Size:
42 cu. ft. (42 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-052
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of administrative records and an index from the Office of the Secretary, Robert McCormick Adams, for fiscal year 1991. Listings in bold and capital letters indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's Office file plan.

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