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Creators:
Archives of American Art
Dates:
1954-1985, with related records from 1917
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 401
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of the correspondence of Edgar P. Richardson, Director, 1954-1964; his successor, William E. Woolfenden, 1964-1983; Richard N. Murray, 1983- , and other staff members; minutes and records of the Board of Trustees; manuscripts, correspondence, and other records of the Archives of American Art Journal; and the files ...

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Creators:
Henri Gallery (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
circa early 1900s
1940-1996
bulk 1957-1995
Size:
55.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.henrgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Henri Gallery, a Washington, D.C. gallery that showed painters from the Washington Color School and emerging artists, measure 55.4 linear feet and date from circa early 1900s, 1940 to 1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1957 to 1995. The gallery's relationship with artists and clients, exhibitions, sales, and other business is documented in alphabetical files containing a wide variety of materials, including correspondence, sales records, printed materials, photographs, slides, and motion picture film. Additional correspondence, newspaper clippings, 114 exhibition posters, scattered drawings, illustrated cards, and photographic materials are also found in the collection.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Administrative Office
Dates:
circa 1969-1991
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-130
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), through the Administrative Office of NMAA. Most of the records predate October 1989, when the Administrative Office was known as the Office of Administrative Services. These records consist of correspondence and memoranda perta...

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Creators:
Thomas, Alma
Dates:
circa 1894-2001
Size:
5.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.thomalma
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Washington, D.C. painter and art educator Alma Thomas, date from circa 1894-2001 and measure 5.5 linear feet. The papers document Thomas's work as a teacher, and her development and success as a painter of the Washington Color School, through biographical material, letters, notes and writings, personal business records, exhibition files, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, an audio recording, and two video recordings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
FY 1995-FY 2002
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting design, printing, repair, and construction projects performed by the Office of Exhibits Central for museums and units, including the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service; the Office of the Secretary; the National Museum of Natural History; the National Museum of American History; ...

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Creators:
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937
Dates:
1860s-1978
bulk 1890-1937
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.tannhenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the expatriate African American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner measure 2.3 linear feet and date from the 1860s to 1978, with the bulk of the material dating from 1890 to 1937. Found in the papers are scattered biographical, family, and legal materials; twenty-seven folders of correspondence with family, friends, patrons, and galleries; writings and notes by Tanner and others; a small amount of printed material; numerous photographs of Tanner, his studio in Paris and home in Trepied, Normandy, his family, friends, fellow artists, and his artwork. Additional photographs include a circa 1890 shot of Tanner with fellow students at the Académie Julian and another depicting Tanner with members of the American Art Club in Paris, circa 1900. Also found are a few sketches and drawings.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
circa 1981-1987
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 504
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of materials regarding the National Survey of Accessibility in Museums in the United States, carried out by the Office of Museum Programs. Some exhibition records are also included, most notably More Than Land or Sky: Art from Appalachia. Other records relating to the National Survey of Accessibility in Museums in th...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1964-1971
Size:
297.65 cu. ft. (568 document boxes) (91 3x5 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 99
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records reflect the growing scope and complexity of the Smithsonian during Ripley's tenure. They document the Smithsonian's changing administrative structure; growing relationships with universities, foundations, and other external groups; efforts to attract more government support for the Smithsonian; pursuit of new initiatives and...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1998-2008
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-070
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document exhibition planning and production, and curatorial publishing activities at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery during the tenures of Deputy Directors Charles J. Robertson (1986-2001) and Rachel M. Allen (2002- ). Some of the materials date to when the museum was kno...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Dates:
2005-2014
Collection ID:
Accession 15-153
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of one website and two blogs maintained by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery website, crawled December 5, 2014, provides information about the museum and its collections, exhibitions, educational programs, and research programs. It also includes press releases ...

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