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Creators:
Kauffer, E. McKnight (Edward McKnight), 1890-1954
Dates:
1915-1954
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1997-134-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection documents Kauffer's work as a theater designer, and graphic designer from 1915-1954.The collection includes allusions to correspondences between Kauffer in America to T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) in London, between 1930 and 1955. (There are no letters between the two men in the collection.) Although Kauffer and Eliot were to become friends after 24 July 1930, they were professionally related before that time. Kauffer illustrated the Ariel edition of Eliot's "Marina." Kauffer and Eliot met in London. In the collection are also posters of Kauffer's works, biographical pieces, and obituaries as well as photographs of the artist.

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Creators:
Johnson, William H., 1901-1970
Dates:
1922-1972
bulk 1926-1956
Size:
1.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.johnwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American painter William H. Johnson date from 1922 to 1971, with the bulk of the material dating from 1926 to 1956, and measure 1.5 linear feet. The collection documents Johnson's career as an artist in New York and in Europe and his marriage to textile artist Holcha Krake through scattered biographical material, including eight letters regarding the sale and exhibition of his work - one from Langston Hughes and two are from Alonzo Aden of the Barnett Aden Gallery. Also found are exhibition catalogs, news clippings, other printed material, and photographs of Johnson, Krake, and their artwork. One scrapbook contains news clippings, letters, and additional photographs. Another scrapbook contains travel postcards. Also found are a few scattered records and research notes compiled by the Harmon Foundation regarding William H. Johnson.

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Creators:
Deem, George, 1932-2008
Dates:
1904-2015
bulk 1960-2008
Size:
18.2 Linear feet
10.71 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.deemgeor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, writer, and dancer George Deem measure 18.2 linear feet and 10.71 GB and date from 1904-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-2008. The collection documents Deem's path from Midwestern farm child to New York City artist and teacher who specialized in recreating works of great masters, especially Johannes Vermeer. Correspondence, exhibition files, subject files, project files, writings by and about Deem, printed and digital material and photographic materials all show the trajectory of Deem's development as an artist.

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Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925
Dates:
1886-1924
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.coffwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York painter and art critic William Anderson Coffin date from 1886-1924 and measure 1.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials and correspondence, project files for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the American Artist's Committee of One Hundred, and the exhibition of works by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris, three additional scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1982-1990
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-146
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, scripts, drawings, plans, and related materials documenting the planning and preparation of temporary and permanent exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History, including the "Ocean Planet" exhibition. Most of the records were created by Carl A. Alexander, Exhibits Programmer.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
2001-2006
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records related to the exhibition, Retratos: 2000 Years of Latin American Portraits. These materials were created and maintained by Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director and co-curator for the exhibition. Among Carr's co-curators were Marion Oettinger, Director and Senior Curator, San Antonio Museum of Art; Fatim...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibitions Division
Dates:
circa 1975-1990s
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-088
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of National Air and Space Museum (NASM) exhibition records maintained by Lucius E. Lomax. Materials include diagrams, photos, exhibition plans, concept and other scripts, plans for specific galleries, memoranda and correspondence. Many records document the Museum's 1976 opening. Some records of the NASM exhibits committ...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1989-2001
Size:
6.58 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-062
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning, production, and execution of traveling and other special exhibitions. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga;" "Meteorites on a Mission;" "Linnaean Taxonomy in the 21rst Century;" "Voyages of Discovery;" "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists;" ...

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Creators:
Sanford, Marion
Dates:
1929-1988
Size:
2.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sanfmari
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptors and close companions Marion Sanford and Cornelia Chapin measure 2.5 linear feet and date from 1929-1988. The papers include scattered materials created by and about both women, including biographical materials, one folder of correspondence for each woman, a few writings and essays, newsclippings, exhibition catalogs, other printed materials, and four scrapbooks (three about Chapin and one about Sanford). Photographs are of Chapin only and of artwork of both women. There is also one phonograph album transferred onto cassette of a radio interview with Chapin and several motion picture films of Chapin's home movies shot in upstate New York and Paris.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Exhibits Committee
Dates:
1952-1994
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-182
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the correspondence and memoranda of Donald J. Ortner and Laurence P. O'Reilly, Chairmen of the Exhibit Committee from 1985-1987 and 1987-1989, respectively; exhibition reports, planning information, reviews, and photographs; meeting minutes; survey information; and articles pertaining to exhibitions.

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