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Creators:
Nengudi, Senga, 1943-
Dates:
1947
circa 1962-2017
Size:
12.8 Linear feet
11.24 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.nengseng
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American conceptual and performance artist Senga Nengudi measure 12.8 linear feet and 11.24 gigabytes and date from circa 1962 to 2017, with a folder of printed material dating from 1947. The collection contains biographical material including education and family records, the kimono Nengudi wore during her wedding to Ellioutt Fittz, certificates, interview transcripts, and address books; calendars and journals chronicling Nengudi's appointments, thoughts, and artistic practice; and correspondence with friends and other artists including Maren Hassinger, Cheryl Banks, and David Hammons. Also included is family correspondence, including letters between Senga Nengudi (then Sue Irons) and her mother when Nengudi was living in Japan. The collection also contains writings by Senga Nengudi and others; material related to professional activities including teaching files, gallery files, and files related to exhibitions, projects, and performances; printed material including exhibition and event announcements and catalogs, clippings, magazines, and other published material; a scrapbook primarily containing photographs and printed material; photographic material depicting Senga Nengudi, works of art, and other individuals; artwork by Nengudi and others, including Maren Hassinger; and audio and video recordings, including recordings of performances.

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Creators:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011
Dates:
circa 1860-2011
bulk 1940-2011
Size:
49.2 Linear feet
0.367 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.sarccosm
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City photographer, conceptual artist, and musical composer Cosmos Sarchiapone measure 49.2 linear feet and 0.367 GB and date from circa 1860-2011, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1940-2011. The collection includes biographical material and personal business records; correspondence; extensive writings, including written and recorded music compositions; teaching files; printed material and published sound and video recordings; photographic material; artwork; artifacts; and unpublished sound recordings and born-digital material. Highlights of the collection are more than 40,000 photographic images documenting New York's avant-garde art scene of the 1970s, along with celebrity parties, concerts, exhibition openings and other occasions in the art, music, and theater world. Extensive and somewhat rare printed materials offer users a visual chronical of the downtown art world in the form of posters from the 1970s, including a number of Milton Glaser's, and hundreds of exhibition announcements, theater programs, and playbills.

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Creators:
Palumbo, Anthony
Dates:
1947-2008
bulk 1968-2008
Size:
0.6 Linear feet
0.763 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.paluanth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York painter and art instructor Anthony Palumbo measure 0.6 linear feet and 0.763 GB and date from 1947 to 2008, with the bulk of materials dating from 1968 to 2008. The collection documents Palumbo's work through his writings and drawings mostly used as teaching materials. Also found are exhibition catalogs, clippings, and photographs of his work, and a digital video recording of an interview.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1988-1996, 1999-2001
Size:
13.08 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (3.08 non-standard size boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-119
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of film, videotapes, and audio elements documenting Smithsonian Institution orientation productions for the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC). The first production, titled "The Smithsonian Institution," was completed in 1984 and was updated in 1989. The production was redone in the early ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
2001
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-145
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of Lawrence M. Small during his second year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1989-2001
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-077
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of videotapes and audio elements documenting Smithsonian Institution orientation productions for the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) created by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor, the Office of Telecommunications. The first production, titled "The Smithsonian Institution," was compl...

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Creators:
Harris, Lyle Ashton, 1965-
Fialho, Alex, 1989-
Dates:
2017 March 27-29
Size:
6 Items (Sound recording: 6 sound files (8 hr., 6 min.), digital, wav)
95 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.harris17
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Lyle Ashton Harris, conducted 2017 March 27 and 29, by Alex Fialho, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Harris's studio and home in New York, New York.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1992-2000
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-109
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Constance Berry Newman, Under Secretary, primarily during the years 1998-2000. Material includes correspondence, memoranda, and notes; Institution-wide departmental and museum information; meeting minutes; legislation; conference information; and reports.

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Creators:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013
Dates:
1944-2012
Size:
9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kinglbre
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of influential blacksmith, sculptor, metalsmith and educator, L. Brent Kington, measure 9 linear feet and date from 1944 to 2012. The collection provides a valuable overview of Kington's career through correspondence relating primarily to exhibitions, subject files, drawings, photographs of Kington and his artwork, printed matter and audiovisual material. An additional 5.2 linear feet of papers was accessioned from 2007 to 2012 and remains unprocessed.

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Creators:
Aitken, Doug, 1968-
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter
Dates:
2017 July 22-24
Size:
8 Items (sound files (6 hrs.,11 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
83 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.aitken17
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Doug Aitken conducted 2017 July 22 and 24, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art, at Aitken's home in Venice Beach, California.

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