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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1972-1977
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence; exhibition scripts and captions; excerpts from books, journals, articles and other published sources; news releases; loan agreements; newspaper clippings; brochures; pamphlets; photographs and prints; and negatives for the exhibition The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution, 1770-...

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Creators:
Parsons, Betty
Dates:
circa 1920-1991
bulk 1946-1983
Size:
57.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.parsbett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers measure 57.2 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1946-1983. Records provide extensive documentation of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1946 to its closing in 1983 and of the activities of Betty Parsons as one the leading art dealers of contemporary American Art in the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Over one third of the of the collection is comprised of artists files containing correspondence, price lists, and printed materials. Additional correspondence is with galleries, dealers, art institutions, private collectors, and the media. Also found are exhibition files, exhibition catalogs and announcements, sales records, stock inventories, personal financial records, and photographs. Betty Parsons' personal papers consist of early curatorial files, pocket diaries, personal correspondence, and evidence of her own artwork, including sketchbooks, and files documenting her personal art collection.

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Creators:
Perls Galleries
Dates:
1937-1997
Size:
79.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.perlgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Perls Galleries measure 79.6 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1997. Founded by Klaus Perls in 1937 and operating until 1997, the gallery dealt primarily in modern French art and the artwork of Alexander Calder. Found within the records are extensive correspondence (circa 44 linear feet) with artists, dealers, galleries, museums, and collectors; photographs and negatives of inventory and other artwork; exhibition files, scattered financial records; and exhibition catalogs and clippings.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
circa 1968-1976
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (29 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 361
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records in this record unit document the exhibition research and activities of the National Portrait Gallery and its Office of Exhibitions. Particularly well represented are exhibitions mounted between 1974 and 1976, with materials documenting research and publications on numerous artists, paintings, prints, broadsides, books, documents and ...

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Creators:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
Dates:
1879-1990
bulk 1933-1970
Size:
24.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.shahben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of social realist painter, photographer, illustrator, printmaker, and teacher Ben Shahn (1898-1969) measure 24.8 linear feet and date from 1879-1990, with the bulk of the material dating from 1933-1970. The bulk of the collection consists of over 14 linear feet of incoming letters from artists, writers, colleagues, publishers, art organizations, galleries, and universities and colleges. Also found are biographical materials, project and source files, printed material, artwork by Shahn and others, photographs taken of and by Shahn, interview transcripts, sound recordings of interviews and a motion picture film.

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Creators:
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985
Dates:
1920-2000
bulk 1942-1990
Size:
17.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.davigene
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the artist Gene Davis measure 17.7 linear feet and date from 1920-2000, with the bulk of materials dating from 1942-1990. Papers document Davis's personal life and his career as an artist and educator, as well as his career as a journalist in the 1940s and 1950s, through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, business records, estate records, writings by and about Gene Davis, printed materials concerning Davis's art career, personal and art-related photographs, and artwork by Davis and others.

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Creators:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003
Dates:
circa 1960-1994
Size:
0 Photographic prints (color, 4 x 6 inches)
0 Photographic prints (black and white, 3 1/2 x 5 inches)
0 Photographic prints (black and white, 8 x 10 inches)
0 contact sheets (black and white)
35mm slides (photographs) (color, 2 x 2 inches)
0 Negatives (35mm negatives, color)
0 Negatives (black & white, 4 x 5 inches)
0 Negatives (120mm negatives, black and white, 2 x 2 inches)
0 film transparency (color, 4 x 5 inches)
0 Transparencies (120mm transparencies, color, 2 x 2 inches)
Collection ID:
AAG.ADM
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection documents the work of Molly Adams, a free-lance garden photographer who photographed hundreds of private and public gardens, many of them in the mid-Atlantic region, from the late 1950s through the mid-1990s. It includes slides, photographic prints, negatives and transparencies. A significant number of images document the work of landscape designers Nelva M. Weber, Alice Recknagel Ireys, and Friede Stege. Roughly 50 gardens do not have an identified location. Some images have captions and other information written on them.

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Creators:
Favretti, Rudy J.
Dates:
circa 1950-2010
Size:
31.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.FAV
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The collection contains the project design records of Rudy J. Favretti. , a landscape architect and professor noted for his extensive work in historical restoration of gardens, parks, and landscapes. He donated his collection of garden design files, plans, and images to the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens in March 2011.

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Creators:
Kushi, Aveline, 1923-
Kushi, Michio, 1926-
Ohsawa, George
Dates:
1960-2006, undated
bulk 1970-1989
Size:
29 Cubic feet (88 boxes)
339 cassette tapes
218 Video recordings
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0619
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Publications, photographs, articles, audio and video recordings, and teaching materials relating to the rise of Macrobiotics in the United States, as popularized by Michio and Aveline Kushi. The bulk of the material was produced for the Kushi Foundation, Kushi Institute, and East West Foundation.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1970-1990
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-051
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the various exhibitions that were shown at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) between 1973 and 1988, such as Return to Albion: Americans in England, 1760-1940, The Art of Henry Inman, The Artist's Mother: Portraits and Homages, Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America, 17...

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