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Creators:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
Dates:
1879-1990
bulk 1933-1970
Size:
25 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 25.0 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:
Bender, Gretchen
Dates:
1980-2004
Size:
2.8 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bendgret
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Gretchen Bender measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1980-2004. This material documents her career as a filmmaker and multimedia artist through biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, writings, notebooks, printed material, photographs, slides and transparencies, and artwork. Also included are project files detailing Gretchen's collaborations with dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones, as well as a handwritten transcription of a conversation between Bender and Cindy Sherman.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Communications and Marketing.
Dates:
circa 1980-2015
Size:
3.69 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-293
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting publicity and outreach activities for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and its exhibitions, events, programs, and activities. Materials include brochures, flyers, pamphlets, invitations, announcements, guides, press packets, educational materials, advertisement mockups, stationary, p...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1971-2004
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-143
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Cynthia Adams Hoover (CAH), Curator Emeritus at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and document her involvement in the organization of the exhibitions Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos and Music Machines - American Style during the years she was Associate Cur...

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Creators:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965
Dates:
1910-1978
Size:
0.9 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.muranick
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of photographer Nickolas Muray measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1978. Found within the papers are biographical materials; business and personal correspondence, including a handful of letters from Frida Kahlo; writings; teaching files, primarily of photography courses taught at New York University; printed material; artwork; and photographic materials of Muray, his family and friends, and his work.

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Creators:
Midtown Galleries
Dates:
1904-1997
Size:
86.82 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.midtgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Midtown Galleries measure 86.82 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1997. The collection documents the operation and general administration of the business and includes artist records, exhibition material, inventories, financial records, photographs, and printed material.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
1969-1992, with related records from 1948
Size:
39.88 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 film box) (12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 492
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain the Director's correspondence files from 1975 to 1991, as well as smaller files created by Rohlfing, Pfister, and Scherer. In addition, the records include administrative and subject files from 1970 to 1988. These files document museum functions such as acquisitions, collections management, and budgeting, as well as large...

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Creators:
DeMott, Helen, 1920-1997
Dates:
1896-1997
Size:
7.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.demohele
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Helen DeMott measure 7.9 linear feet and date from 1896-1997. DeMott's painting career from 1940-1996 is documented through her numerous sketchbooks and original artwork. Also found is biographical material, correspondence, writings and poems, scrapbooks, printed material, photographic material, audio and video recordings, and scattered material from collagist Ray Johnson.

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Creators:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Dates:
undated
1821-1904
Size:
2.3 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.catlgeor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection comprises 2.3 feet of papers concerning George Catlin's creation and promotion of his famed "Indian Gallery" of paintings, drawings, and artifacts of North American Indians. Dating from 1821 through 1904, with one item dated 1946, the papers include letters, notebooks and journals, receipt books and loose receipts, printed materials, and other documentation. The bulk of the collection focuses on Catlin's efforts to promote the sale of his gallery to the United States government through tours, including London and Paris, and petitions to various governments to purchase the Gallery. Among the rare printed catalogs and petitions in the collection are exhibition catalogs for the U.S., London, and Paris tours, the earliest dating from 1837. Letters and other documents include letters dating from the 1830s from Henry Clay, Thomas Sully, and William Henry Seward commending Catlin's work, as well as Catlin family correspondence and papers dating from 1821 through the 1870s.

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Creators:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945
Dates:
circa 1850s-1988
bulk 1900-1945
Size:
6.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A1999.33
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The John Calvin Ferguson Family papers measure 6.4 linear feet, and date from circa 1850s to 1988, with the bulk dating from 1900 to 1945. The bulk of the papers consists of John Calvin Ferguson's personal, professional, and family correspondence, and correspondence between other members of the Ferguson family. The papers also include biographical materials; sermons, speeches, and writings by Ferguson and others; printed materials, both collected and given to Ferguson; and photographs, including five photograph albums.

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