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Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Blake, Marion Elizabeth
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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Creators:
Meggers, Betty Jane
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981
Dates:
1893-2012
Size:
129 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-01
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers document their research and professional activities from 1946-2012 and primarily deal with their archaeological and anthropological research in South America. Their work at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and their frequent collaboration with other researchers and professional organizations is also represented. In addition, this collection contains detailed records on South American research conducted by the Smithsonian Institution from the 1950s through the 2010s. The collection consists of research and project files, raw data and analysis, graphs and illustrations, photographs, correspondence, maps and charts, and administrative files.

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Creators:
Gilder, Dorothea
Dates:
1897-1920
Size:
0.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.gilddoro
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Dorothea Gilder papers regarding Cecilia Beaux date from 1897 to 1920 and include correspondence between Beaux and Gilder, scattered printed materials, and two photographs of Beaux with Gilder and other friends. The papers are comprised primarily of correspondence between Cecilia Beaux and her close, life-long friend and intimate companion Dorothea Gilder between 1897 and 1920. The letters recount daily activities, travels, work, social life, attitudes, and aspects of their intimate relationship.

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1994-2012
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-158
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 tenure of Deputy Director, Rachel M. Allen (2002- ). Some of the materials date to when the museum was known as the National Museum of American ...

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Creators:
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918
Dates:
1731-1918
Size:
1.71 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hartchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection dates from 1731-1917 and measures 1.71 linear feet comprised of 232 letters, portrait prints, and other documents signed by American artists. There is a .01 linear foot (6 items) unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes a letter from Winslow Homer to Mr. Clarke, November 28, 1892; typed and annotated lists of autographs of artists in the collections of Charles Henry Hart; handwritten note about English painter and engraver, John Keyse Sherwin, undated; handwritten note regarding Gennearino Persico, miniature artist, July 18, 1826.

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1996-2001
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-057
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition proposals declined by the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Renwick Gallery. Also includes records from when SAAM was known as the National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Materials include correspondence, notes, memoranda, proposals, brochures, press kits, and color slides.

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Creators:
Fabri, Ralph, 1894-1975
Dates:
circa 1870s-1975
bulk 1918-1975
Size:
26 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fabrralp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Ralph Fabri papers measure 26.0 linear feet and are dated circa 1870s-1975, with the bulk of the material dated 1918-1975. Biographical information, correspondence, subject files, writings, art work, financial records, miscellaneous records, scrapbooks, printed material, a videotape of Fabri in his studio, and photographs document the professional career and personal life of the painter, printmaker, commercial artist, writer, and teacher.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
undated
circa 1848-1926
Size:
3.13 Cubic feet (consisting of 3.5 boxes, 1 folder, 24 oversize folders, 7 map case folders, 1 flat box, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Lithography
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Lithography forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 25-July 6, 2008
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2008
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
circa 1981-1983, 1994-2008
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-186
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting incoming loans for exhibitions. A small amount of material also documents the storage and organization of objects for an exhibition and the shipment of objects for traveling exhibitions. Materials include agreements, condition reports, object images, shipping documentation, correspondence, la...

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