Query: National Portrait Gallery Commission (Smithsonian Institution)
Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art
Dates:
1965-1972
Size:
28 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 104
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain correspondence, memoranda, and related material concerning the administration of bureaus listed above, as well as material concerning relationships with other Smithsonian offices. Also included are some files from Blitzer's previous position as Director of the Office of Education and Training.

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Subject Files
Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1958-1972
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-135
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of David W. Scott, Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1965-1969. Materials include Scott's correspondence, memoranda, notes, publications, and lecture papers; meeting minutes; reports; information pertaining to NCFA mission, collections, exhibitions, special events, and personnel; restoration and gallery plans for the Patent …

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Vose Galleries of Boston records
Creators:
Vose Galleries of Boston
Dates:
circa 1876-1996
bulk 1920-1940
Size:
26.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vosegall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Vose Galleries of Boston measure 26.6 linear feet and date from circa 1876, 1890s-1996 with the bulk of materials dating from 1920s-1930s. Nearly 90 percent of the collection documents the gallery's handling of American paintings and portraits through incoming and outgoing business correspondence with artists, clients, galleries, and museums, including considerable correspondence with portrait artist Alfred Jonniaux and clients regarding commissioned portraits. Other materials include client files; artists' biographies; records of sales, consignments, framing, restoration, and banking, mostly from the 1940s-1960s; and scattered exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, and postcards. Also found is a handwritten manuscript regarding the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA and a 1991 videotape about the Vose Galleries and its founding family.

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Billy Al Bengston papers
Creators:
Bengston, Billy Al
Dates:
circa 1940s-1989
bulk 1960-1988
Size:
10.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bengbill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of southern California Pop artist Billy Al Bengston measure 10.4 linear feet and date from circa 1940s to 1989, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1960 to 1988. The collection documents the life and work of the artist through biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, gallery and museum files, teaching files, project and commission files, scattered artwork, printed materials, and photographs.

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John White Alexander papers
Creators:
Alexander, John White, 1856-1915
Dates:
1775-1968
bulk 1870-1915
Size:
11.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.alexjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the painter, muralist, and illustrator John White Alexander measure 11.9 linear feet and date from 1775 to 1968, with the bulk of materials dating from 1870 to 1915. Papers document Alexander's artistic career and many connections to figures in the art world through biographical documentation, correspondence (some illustrated), writings, 14 sketchbooks, additonal artwork and loose sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, awards and medals, artifacts, and other records. Also found is a souvenir engraving of a Mark Twain self-portrait.

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Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Exhibition and Design
Dates:
1963-1973
Size:
23 cu. ft. (46 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 314
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include research, correspondence, and photographs concerning the design and installation of exhibitions; information on national art conferences; Harry Lowe's correspondence as curator of exhibits; correspondence with art galleries, museums, and private collectors who loaned art work to NCFA; exhibition schedules and research on exhibits considered by an exhibits …

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W.G. Constable papers
Creators:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976
Dates:
1905-1983
bulk 1920-1976
Size:
25.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.conswmgp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian and museum curator W.G. (William George) Constable measure 25.7 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1981, with the bulk of the material from 1920 to 1976. The papers include biographical material; professional and personal correspondence; extensive lectures, writings, and notes; exhibition and book research files; printed materials; and photographs, glass plate negatives, and slides. There is substantive correspondence related to Constable's participation in the American Defense Harvard Group and about the formation of the Roberts Commission, including correspondence with Ralph Perry, Hugh Hencken, Paul Sachs and George L. Stout. There are numerous official reports prepared by Constable after World War II for the U. S. Office of Military Government for Germany.

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1949-1964
Size:
167.20 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (324 document boxes) (10 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 50
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document part of the secretarial administration of Alexander Wetmore and the whole of Leonard Carmichael's tenure. During this period the Smithsonian Institution's capacity to carry out research in its traditional scientific disciplines was substantially strengthened. At the same time the Institution was able to invest much more effort …

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Claire Falkenstein papers
Creators:
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997
Dates:
circa 1914-1997
bulk 1940-1990
Size:
42.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.falkclai
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor, painter, jewelry designer, and teacher Claire Falkenstein measure 42.8 linear feet and date from 1917 to her death in 1997. There is extensive correspondence with fellow artists, collectors, critics, friends, museums, and galleries. The collection also contains biographical materials, much of it collected and organized by Falkenstein, personal and business records, writings, diaries, exhibition files, commission files, teaching files, photographs, original artwork, scrapbooks, and printed materials. There is a short motion picture film of an interview with Falkenstein featuring the windows she designed for St. Basil's Church in Los Angeles.

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Robert M. Doty papers
Creators:
Doty, Robert M.
Dates:
circa 1935-2000
bulk 1960-1992
Size:
3.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dotyrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Robert M. Doty papers measure 4 linear feet and date from circa 1935-2000, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1960-1992. The collection documents Doty's career as a museum curator and director, particularly his involvement with American folk art and photography, through biographical materials, correspondence, writings, artist files, and exhibition and gallery files detailing several exhibitions that Doty curated during his career. Also found are consulting and professional files, subject and research files reflecting a wide variety of research interests, professional projects, and activities, collecting records documenting Doty's personal art collecting, and printed materials related to Doty's career and interests.

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