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Creators:
Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979
Dates:
1833-1980
bulk 1900-1980
Size:
8.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dasbandr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Andrew Dasburg and his wife and sculptor Grace Mott Johnson date from 1833 to 1980 (bulk 1900 to 1980), and measure 8.8 linear feet. The collection documents each artist's career and personal lives, including their brief marriage and their friendships with many notable artists in the New Mexico and New York art colonies during the early twentieth century. The papers of Dasburg (6 linear feet) and Johnson (2.8 linear feet) include biographical materials; extensive correspondence with family, friends, and fellow artists, such as John F. Carlson, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Marsden Hartley, Henry Lee McFee, and Ward Lockwood; writings by Dasburg, Johnson, and others; scattered legal, financial, and business records; clippings; exhibition materials; numerous photographs of Johnson and Dasburg, friends, family, and artwork; and original artwork, including two sketchbooks by Johnson.

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Creators:
Bryson, Bernarda
Dates:
1872-2004
bulk 1904-2004
Size:
14.6 Linear feet
5.88 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.brysbern
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, and illustrator Bernarda Bryson Shahn measure 14.6 linear feet and 5.88 GB and date from 1872 to 2004, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1904-2004. Found within the papers are family and biographical materials, correspondence, writings including sound recordings of lectures by the Shahns, some in digital format, voluminous notebooks, five diaries, exhibition files, personal business records, printed material, seven scrapbooks, one sketchbook and other art work, and photographs. Although the bulk of the collection documents Bernarda's work, there are materials about or created by Ben Shahn scattered throughout the collection. There is a 2.7 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2011 that includes administrative files regarding Bernarda Shahn's work on the board of Skowhegan correspondence of both Bernarda and Ben Shahn; an inventory ledger with names of works of art by Ben Shahn; a scrapbook regarding Ben Shan's work in Japan; photographs of Ben and Bernarda Shahn and images of works of art by Ben Shahn; sketchbooks and notebooks by Ben and Bernarda Shahn; and printed material.

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Creators:
B.C. Holland Gallery
Holland, B. C. (Bud C.), 1922-1994
Dates:
1942-1991
bulk 1959-1965
Size:
2.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bcholl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the B. C. Holland Gallery measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1942-1991 (bulk dates 1959-1965). Founded in Chicago, Illinois by Bud C. Holland and Noah Goldowsky, the collection documents over 98 artists associated with the gallery. Documentation includes invoices, correspondence between artists and gallery owners, price lists, exhibition catalogs and print materials, magazine and newspaper clippings, photographs, and slides, and some business records of the gallery.

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Creators:
American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Dates:
1961-1995
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-191
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the activities of Edward J. Maruska, who served on the Board of Directors from 1973-1980, and as President, 1978-1979, of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA), which was renamed the American Zoo and Aquarium Association in 1994. Materials include Maruska's correspondence...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Research and Scholars Center
Dates:
FY 1989-FY 2001
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-143
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the departmental records of Rachel M. Allen, Acting Chief (1989) and Chief (1990-2001). These materials cover budgetary matters as well as the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Library, the internship and fellowship programs, and the slide and photo archives. Also included in the collectio...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1990-1998
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-110
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials that document the planning and execution of exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art and the Renwick Gallery. Materials include checklists, loan files, installation photos, press kits, correspondence and memoranda, label text, catalog text, slides and photographs, floor plans, brochures, insurance...

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Creators:
Benn, Ben, 1884-
Dates:
1905-1993
Size:
6.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bennben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of modernist painter Ben Benn measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1906 through 1977, with the bulk of the papers dating from circa 1920 - circa 1970. The collection includes correspondence between Benn and his wife Velida Benn and letters from Oscar Bluemner, Max Weber, Joseph Stella, and other artists. Also found are sketches, sketchbooks, diaries, scrapbooks, personal business records, clippings, photographs, exhibition catalogs, art journals, and auction catalogs. Some of the printed material is quite rare.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Publications
Dates:
1922, 1926, 1949, 1951, 1954, 1958, 1965-1977, 1979-1986
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 462
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of museum exhibition catalogs, press releases, handouts, pamphlets, posters, and exhibition checklists. Some material predates the formal establishment of the Office of Publications. Some materials date to when the office was known as the Office of the Editor and from when the museum was known as the National Col...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Office of Print and Electronic Publications
Dates:
1964-2000
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-104
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of publications produced for the National Collections of Fine Arts/NCFA (1937-1979), National Museum of American Art/NMAA (1980-2000), and the Smithsonian American Art Museum/SAAM (2000- ). Publications relate to various museum activities and events such as exhibitions, collection inventories, development materials, ...

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Creators:
Catlin, Stanton L. , 1915-1997
Dates:
1911-1998
bulk 1930-1994
Size:
56.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.catlstan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of curator, gallery director, educator, and Latin American art historian Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) measure 56.4 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1994. The papers are comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, teaching and project files, professional files, research files, exhibition and subject files, printed material, and photographs.

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