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Creators:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919
Dates:
1876-1931
Size:
131 Linear feet (29 architectural drawings)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The personal papers of Charles Lang Freer, the industrialist and art collector who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. The papers include correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs.

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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:
Brooklyn Edison Company
Hall, Gretchen T.
Dates:
1936
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1237
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of newspaper clippings, a guidebook titled Edison Wonder House, and photographs documenting the Edison Wonder House, a demonstration home created by the Brooklyn Edison Company in 1936 to showcase the wonders of electricity.

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Creators:
Fagg, William B., 1914-1992
Dates:
between 1949-1959
Size:
2,452 Photographic Prints ((21 boxes), black and white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document William Fagg's extensive survey work in Nigeria and his trips to Benin, Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Zaire. The photographs illustrate African cultures and works of art, especially those of the Yoruba in Nigeria. Nigerian artisans portrayed include a blacksmith in the town of Jebba, a craftsman casting brass at Ijebu-Ode, and a potter at work in Nok. Celebrations and ceremonies documented include the igue oba and itue ceremonies and the festival of leaves in Benin. There are also images of dances of the Bargesh in northern Nigeria and a masked dance at Nok. Architecture documented includes altars and shrines in Benin and in Oyo, Nigeria; a Birom settlement; Brazilian-style houses in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin; an emir's house in Nigeria; a Jarawa village in Nigeria; the mosque in Keffi, Nigeria; and palaces of Yoruba kings. Most of the photographs show sculpture including Benin bronze plaques and hip masks; Esie stone sculpture; Ifa divination boards, drums, and figures; a Kuba ndop (royal statue) in the Kinshasa Museum; Nok terra-cotta and wooden figures; and Tada bronze figures. There also are images of epa (masquerade) masks; gelede (men's society) masks; a head of Olokun (a male Yoruba divinity) from Ibadan, Nigeria; and Yoruba edan ogboni (bronze staffs) and ibeji (twin figures) from Nigeria. Images of objects by identifiable artists include a palace pillar, post and sculpture by Agbonbiofe; a door and epa mask by Areogun; and a house post and lidded bowl by Olowe of Ise.

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Creators:
Scheeline, Lanette, 1910-
Dates:
1945-1970
Size:
7 Boxes
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1998-29-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection documents Scheeline's work as a textile designer from 1945-1970.The archive material consists of brochures, photographs, sketches, correspondence, scrapbooks, client records, and other related items that document Ms. Scheeline's career from the 1930s to the 1980s (briefly covers 1990s). A majority of the items deal specifically with the projects for textiles and wallcoverings, research on forms in nature, and notes on her travels.

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Creators:
Kiesler, Lillian, 1910?-2001
Dates:
circa 1910s-2003
bulk 1958-2000
Size:
49.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kieslill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York artist Lillian Kiesler and architect and sculptor Frederick Kiesler measure 49.1 linear feet and date from circa 1910s-2003, with the bulk of the material from 1958-2000. The collection documents their personal and professional lives and the legacy of Frederick Kiesler's work through biographical material, correspondence, legal, financial and business records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed material, writings and interviews, monographs, photographic material, and sound and video recordings. Also found are papers related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and the papers of artist Alice Hodges.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1982-2001
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by John P. Meehan, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer; Paul B. Johnson, Director; and other Radio Smithsonian staff, documenting the planning, development, and execution of original radio series and programs. Radio productions documented in this accession ...

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Creators:
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970
Dates:
1873-2001
bulk 1904-1970
Size:
12.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.poorhenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Henry Varnum Poor measure 12.9 linear feet and date from 1873-2001, with the bulk from the period 1904-1970. Correspondence, writings, artwork, printed material and photographs document Poor's work as a painter, muralist, ceramic artist and potter, architect, designer, writer, war artist, educator and a co-founder of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Also found is extensive information about the design and construction of Crow House, his home in New City, New York, commissions for other architectural projects, and his personal life.

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Creators:
Tyrrell, Henry Grattan, 1867-1948
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Tyrrell, Mary Maude Knox
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
1886-1941
Size:
2.3 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0948
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Manuscripts, correspondence, business records, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks documenting the career of Henry Grattan Tyrrell, an early-twentieth-century civil engineer and bridge builder who was also a prolific self-published author of hundreds of journal articles and several books. Subjects include aesthetic bridge design, history of bridges, design of movable bridges, and the economical design of factories, shops, and mill buildings.

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Dates:
1965-1991
Size:
3.5 Linear feet (1 box; 1 OV poster)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-100
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Sammie Abbott Collection of the Emergency Committee on the Transportation Crisis (ECTC) ephemera dates from 1965 to 1991 and measures 3.5 linear feet. The collection documents Abbott's role within the committee which successfully opposed the construction of the North-Central Freeway within Washington, DC and Takoma Park, Maryland. Materials include...

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