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Creators:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010
Dates:
1923-1994
bulk 1945-1994
Size:
23.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.pennchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art collector Charles Rand Penney measure 23.1 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1994 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1945 to 1994. The majority of the collection consists of Penney's art collection files, which include printed materials, correspondence, notes, and photographic materials. Also found within the papers are catalogs from exhibitions that featured artwork from Penney's collection.

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Creators:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Cummings, Barton A., 1914-1994 (advertising executive)
Brower, Charles H.
Bolte, Brown
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Dates:
1938-1991, undated
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0421
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Barton Arthur Cummings's career as an advertising industry spokesman, particularly in the areas of advertising education, and advertising in the public interest.

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Creators:
Baer, Ralph H., 1922-2014
Dates:
1943 - 2015
Size:
16 Cubic feet (44 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0854
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ralph H. Baer was a German-born ordnance specialist, inventor, and engineer. He was a pioneer of early videogame technology. The papers include autobiographical materials; firearms notes, manuscripts, and photographs; and videogame and television engineering notes, diagrams, schematics, and video documentation.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1973-1993
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-035
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document planning for and the installation of the following exhibitions: Art, Design and the Modern Corporation: The Collection of the Container Corporation of America; The Martha Jackson Memorial Collection; Patrick Ireland: Drawings, 1965-1985; Close Focus: Prints, Drawings and Photographs; Franz...

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Creators:
Favretti, Rudy J.
Dates:
circa 1950-2010
Size:
31.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.FAV
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The collection contains the project design records of Rudy J. Favretti. , a landscape architect and professor noted for his extensive work in historical restoration of gardens, parks, and landscapes. He donated his collection of garden design files, plans, and images to the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens in March 2011.

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Creators:
Benton, Fletcher, 1931-
Dates:
1934-2014
Size:
8.7 Linear feet
1.47 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.bentflet
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor and painter Fletcher Benton measure 8.2 linear feet and 1.47 GB and date from 1934 to 2014. They document his career as a sculptor with international presence through certificates, personal photographs, legal papers, correspondence, exhibition and commission documentation, clippings, exhibition-related printed materials, broadcast materials, publications about his work, an editioned kinetic Christmas card, and photographs, sound and video recordings, and motion picture film documenting his work and career.

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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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Creators:
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961
Dates:
1878-1964
Size:
20.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ivinwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers, 1878-1964 (20.5 linear feet) of museum curator, director, and art scholar William Mills Ivins (1881-1961) consist of correspondence, writings, notes, photographs, and Ivins family papers. Ivins was Curator of Prints, 1916-1946, Assistant Director, 1933-1938, and Acting Director, 1938-1940 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collection contains professional and personal correspondence with art historians, art dealers, museum curators, print and book collectors, and artists concerning the history of print making, book design and illustration, print collectors and collecting, exhibitions, and museum administration. Also found are Ivins' published and unpublished writings and lectures, and notes. The collection contains some Ivins' family papers including family correspondence, genealogies, and photographs.

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Creators:
Associated American Artists
Dates:
circa 1934-1983
Size:
55 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.assoamea
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Associated American Artists measure 55 linear feet and date from circa 1934 through 1983. The organization was founded in 1934 to stimulate interest in prints throughout the United States by promoting the sale of prints through department stores and other venues. Later, other genres of works of art were added and the department store abandoned in favor of a New York headquarters. The records contain voluminous files on artists; dealers, galleries, and museums; and clients. Also found is business correspondence, financial records, sales and exhibition catalogs, thirteen dismantled scrapbooks, and posters.

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Creators:
Garden Club of America
Dates:
circa 1920-present
Size:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland. A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.

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