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Creators:
Knowles, Alison, 1933-
Richards, Judith Olch
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project
Dates:
2010 June 1-2
Size:
86 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.knowle10
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Alison Knowles conducted 2010 June 1-2, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project, at Knowles' home and studio, in New York, N.Y.

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Creators:
Taylor, Frances Long, Mrs.
Long, Crawford Williamson, Dr., 1815-1878
Dates:
1897
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0120
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Crawford W. Long's use of sulphuric ether on a patient. The materials include glass plate negatives, correspondence, printed documents, and photprints.

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Creators:
King, Ed
Dates:
1961-1970.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0559
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of this collection contains affidavits and legal papers filed in civil action suits which document acts of violence committed against Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) workers between 1961 and 1964. All activity documented occurred in Mississippi, and much of the violence that occurred was inflicted by police and white civilians. ...

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Creators:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984
Dates:
1940-1975
Size:
2.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.schwethe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material, letters, artist files, interview transcripts, audio tapes, notes, writings, printed material, photographs, and motion picture film document Schwabacher's research and writings on her former teacher Arshile Gorky, colleague John Ford, and other artists, as well as her own painting career.

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Creators:
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1938-1986
Size:
7.7 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0111
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Pepsi Generation Collection is the result of an oral history and documentation project conducted in 1984 and 1985 by the Center for Advertising History and supported in part by a grant from the Pepsi Cola Company.

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Creators:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Dates:
1771-circa 1879
Size:
0.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.westbenj
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This collection measures 0.3 linear feet and consists of 19 items dated 1771-circa 1879, relating to expatriate painter Benjamin West. West, who settled in London and was renowned for his portraits and his paintings of historical events, was the first internationally known American painter. The collection provides scattered documentation of West's activities including during the time of his appointment as historical painter to King George III, and contains letters from West, artwork including 2 engravings of the artist, 2 pages of West's accounts, and a ticket to a lecture at the Royal Academy of Art.

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Creators:
McGrath, James A.
Dates:
1950-2011
Size:
5.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mcgrjame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts educator James A. McGrath measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1950-2011. Included are McGrath's papers concerning his artist's residencies and workshops for the United States Information Agency (USIA) in the Yemen Republic, Saudi Arabia, and the Republic of the Congo, 1990-1995. Also found are McGrath's papers concerning artist William Wiley. These papers date from Wiley's high school days and includes correspondence, writings, student files, printed materials, photographs, and artwork. Letters from Wiley to McGrath span several decades and provide details about his artwork, family, and travels.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1810-1980
Size:
62 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S02
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 2: Armed Forces contains circa 3,400 pieces of sheet music and song folios documenting the military history of the United States; there are only a handful of foreign imprints. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Harman, Carter
Dates:
1991 - 1991
1956,1964
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0422
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection captures Duke Ellington's thoughts on music, performing, composing, and his personal history in his own voice in approximately 20 hours of interviews conducted in 1956 and 1964.

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Creators:
Amos, Christine
Amos, Wally
Famous Amos Cookie Company
Dates:
1975-1996
Size:
7 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0112
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Famous Amos Collection consists primarily of business records, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting the career and life of Wally Famous Amos and the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie company he created.

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