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Dates:
2009-2011
Size:
15 digital audio files; 42 digital video files
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9622
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. Progra...

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Creators:
Weatherwax, John M. (John Martin), 1900-1984
Dates:
1928-1988
bulk 1931-1933
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.weatjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This small collection of scattered papers of American writer John Weatherwax (1900-1984) dates from 1928 to 1988 (bulk 1931-1933), and measures 0.4 liner feet. The papers document Weatherwax's relationship with Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. In 1931, John Weatherwax approached Rivera to illustrate his English translation of the Mayan story of creation, the Popol Vuh. Rivera agreed and produced twenty-four watercolor illustrations for the text. The papers contain Weatherwax's translation, "Seven Times the Color of Fire", as well as manuscript versions of two short stories he wrote about Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo entitled "The Queen of Montogomery Street" and "Diego". Also found within the collection are correspondence, manuscripts and notes, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
Black, Julian, Mrs.
Black, Julian (boxing manager)
Dates:
1935-1944
Size:
109 Volumes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0002
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of 109 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings assembled by Julian Black, manager of Joe Louis, heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949. They document Louis's career from 1935 to 1944.

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Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1903 - 1989
Size:
400 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Duke Ellington's career primarily through orchestrations (scores and parts), music manuscripts, lead sheets, transcriptions, and sheet music. It also includes concert posters, concert programs, television, radio, motion picture and musical theater scripts, business records, correspondence, awards, as well as audiotapes, audiodiscs, photographs, tour itineraries, newspaper clippings, magazines, caricatures, paintings, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Brown, Milton Wolf (Milton Wolf), 1911-1998
Dates:
1908-1998
Size:
26 Linear feet
0.225 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.browmilt
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian and educator Milton Wolf Brown date from 1908 to 1998 and measure 26.0 linear feet and 0.225 GB. The collection documents Brown's career through scattered biographical material, correspondence with friends, publishers, colleagues, artists, museums, and art organizations, travel journals, files for the Prendergast Catalogue Raisonne Project, exhibition, research, teaching, and organization files, printed and digital material, and scattered photographs. A large portion of this collection consists of writings by Brown including notebooks, draft writings for books and other publications, lectures, and his writings as a student.

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Creators:
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989
Dates:
circa 1907-2000
Size:
27.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sheemill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Millard Sheets papers comprise 27.6 linear feet of material dating from circa 1907 to 2000 with bulk dates spanning 1956 to 1981. The collection documents Sheets's career as a designer, painter, and muralist, and his personal and professional interests through correspondence, writings, lectures, printed material, drawings, slides, photographs, and ephemera. A small addition donated 2018 by Carolyn Owen-Toole, Sheet's daughter. There is a 4.6 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated 2018 that includes writings; sketchbooks and sketches; photographs and negatives of works of art, images of Millard Sheets and others; printed material, including two scrapbooks; and scattered correspondence regarding Sheet's projects.

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Creators:
Chavez, Edward Arcenio, 1917-1995
Dates:
1917-1982
bulk 1941-1973
Size:
0.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.chavedwa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and sculptor Edward Arcenio Chavez measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1917 to 1982 with the bulk of the material dating from 1941 to 1973. The collection is comprised of biographical material, personal business records related to the Federal Works Agency and other projects, printed materials, and photographic materials.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1952-1988
Size:
3.15 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 536
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of publications produced by SITES, often in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution Press, including brochures, posters, guides, and catalogs documenting traveling exhibitions. The set is probably not complete. Information for each publication appears in the following order: publication title, author, date, and type...

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Creators:
Lerner, Abram, interviewee
Dates:
1998
Size:
4 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9600
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives 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. Program ...

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Creators:
Reitz, Don, 1929-2014
Dates:
circa 1935-2015
Size:
11.6 Linear feet
11.2 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.reitdon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist and educator Don Reitz measure 11.6 linear feet and date from circa 1935 to 2015. The collection documents Reitz's work as a professional artist and educator through biographical material, correspondence; writings, interviews and lectures; documentation on workshops and performances; studio records; gallery and exhibition files; printed material, photographic material, and artwork.

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