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Creators:
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-
Forgey, Benjamin, art critic
Dates:
1989 Nov. 4-11
Size:
4 Items (Sound recording, sound cassettes)
54 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.gillia89
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Sam Gilliam conducted 1989 Nov. 4-11, by Ben Forgey for the Archives of American Art. Gilliam speaks of his decision to come to Washington, D.C., from Louisville, Ky.; his shift from figurative painting to abstract painting; meeting Washington painters Robert Gates and Tom Downing; the "stature" of Tom Downing in the Washington art ...

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Creators:
Ford, Ruth Van Sickle, 1897-1989
Dates:
circa 1920-1986
Size:
1.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fordruth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and educator Ruth Van Sickle Ford (1897-1989) measure 1.7 linear feet and date from circa 1920 to 1986. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, printed materials, three scrapbooks, and photographs.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
2005-2017
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-107
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and production of exhibitions at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) during the tenure of Johnnetta B. Cole, Director, 2009-2017. Topics covered include strategic plans, NMAfA Visioning Day, customer surveys and attendance, events, and exhibits. Materials include notes, re...

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Creators:
Nordness, Lee
Dates:
circa 1931-1992
bulk 1954-1984
Size:
117.5 Linear feet (Boxes 1-121)
Collection ID:
AAA.nordlee
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Lee Nordness business records and papers measure 117.5 linear feet and date from circa 1931 to 1992 with the bulk of materials dating from 1954 to 1984. The records document seven New York City art-related companies with which Nordness was involved: Talent Discovery Company, The Little Studio, Ltd., American Art Expositions, Inc., Nordness Gallery, Inc., Lee Nordness Galleries Art Advisory Section, Inc., Lee Nordness Galleries Exhibition Section, Inc., and Forms & Objects, Inc. Records include correspondence, artist's files, business and legal records, inventories, financial and sales records, printed materials, scrapbooks, and photographic materials. Also found is a small group of personal papers.

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Custom Craft
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
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Dates:
1902-1995, undated
Size:
18 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S12
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, DC from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). Series 12 primarily includes historical and background information about the family and studio, reference materials relating to the photography trade, and information pertaining to publications and exhibitions that used Scurlock photographs. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

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Creators:
Bywaters, Jerry
Marshall, Kinsey
Dates:
1976 Feb. 13
Size:
2 Sound cassettes
46 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.bywajerr2
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Jerry Bywaters conducted in Dallas, Texas by Kinsey Marshall. Interview relates to Dr. Kenneth Prescott's seminar, Social Realism in the 1930s, University of Texas at Austin, 1976. [Interview titled Texas Public Works of Art Project/Mural Decoration.]

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Creators:
Pyramid Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Dates:
1943-1955
Size:
1 microfilm reel (4 items on a partial microfilm reel)
Collection ID:
AAA.pyraclub
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This microfilm collection consists of annual exhibition catalogs from the Pyramid Club, an African American social club. The exhibition catalogs date from 1943 to 1945 and 1955.

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Creators:
Asian American Arts and Media, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1982-1997
Size:
0.01 Linear feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-089
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Asian American Arts and Media, Inc., collection, which dates from 1982 to 1997 and measures .01 linear feet, documents an early era of Asian American art activism in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The collection includes flyers, photo postcards, clippings and newsletters, which highlight the organizations' activities aimed "to promote more p...

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Creators:
Sterling, Craig
Dates:
1990-1996
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box, 16" x 20" x 1")
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0805
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Black and white photoprints by photographer Craig Sterling, made in the 1990s as part of an ongoing series depicting familiar buildings, monuments, and other sites in Washington, D.C., including the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Arboretum.

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
2000
Size:
0.6 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-004
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This show presented photographs and photo media based art work produced by black photographers from 1840 to the present. The images in the exhibition form a technical history of the medium as well as a pictorial history of African Americans. Curated by Deborah Willis , the show was exhibited at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, South Gallery from February 4 to June 30, 2000.

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