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Creators:
Bryson, Bernarda
Dates:
1872-2004
bulk 1904-2004
Size:
14.6 Linear feet
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 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, 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 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:
De Rivera, José Ruiz, 1904-1985
Dates:
1930-1991
Size:
5.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.derijose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor José de Rivera date from 1930 to 1991 and measure 5.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, letters, scattered personal business records, commission files, art work including four sketchbooks, printed material, and photographs. One of the commission files includes a motion picture film.

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Creators:
Gropper, William, 1897-1977
Dates:
1916-1983
Size:
3.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.gropwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, illustrator, muralist, and political activist William Gropper measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1916-1983. Almost one-half of the collection consists of printed materials, including full issues of New Masses, Liberator, and Der Hammer, all featuring illustrations by Gropper. Circa 600 letters include those written to Gropper by Frank Crowninshield, Robert Henri, Louis Lozowick, Raphael Soyer, and others. Also found are photographs of Gropper, his family, colleagues, and friends, as well as scattered writings and notes, business records, biographical information, three drawings, and a fabric sample designed by Gropper.

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Creators:
Foster Brothers (Boston, Mass.)
Dates:
1875-1973
bulk 1893-1942
Size:
13 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fostbrot
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Boston picture frame company Foster Brothers measure 13 linear feet and date from 1875-1973 with the bulk of the material falling between 1893 and 1942. Correspondence, stock records, financial records, writings, miscellaneous business records, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs document the history of this company that operated a factory, retail store, and wholesale and mail order businesses between 1893 and 1942. A small number of family papers are included, with items pre-dating and post-dating the business.

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Creators:
Tooker, George, 1920-2011
Dates:
circa 1851-2010
Size:
5.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.tookgeor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter George Tooker measure 5.1 linear feet and date from circa 1851 to 2010. The papers document Tooker's personal and professional life through biographical material, correspondence, project files, gallery files, exhibition files, printed material, artwork and one sketchbook, and numerous photographs, including some taken by noted photographer George Platt Lynes.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1982-1990
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-146
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, scripts, drawings, plans, and related materials documenting the planning and preparation of temporary and permanent exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History, including the "Ocean Planet" exhibition. Most of the records were created by Carl A. Alexander, Exhibits Programmer.

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Creators:
Renwick Gallery
Dates:
1994-2001
Size:
1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-127
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of repair and renovation records related to the renovation of the Grand Salon at the Renwick Gallery in 2000. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, object lists, meeting minutes, floor plans, building inspection reports, specifications, construction schedules, and architectural drawings.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Public Services
Dates:
1980-1995
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Elizabeth M. Sharpe, former Deputy Assistant Director for Public Programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and Project Manager for the Science in American Life (SAL) exhibition. In 1994 the Department of Public Programs was reorganized as the Office of Public Services. The records p...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution., Directorate of International Activities
Dates:
1984-1988
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-012
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records in this collection document the interests of the International Center and involvement with individuals and organizations that participate in the activities of the Center. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, financial reports, information for International Space Year 1987, photocopies of articles, a membership publication ...

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Creators:
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969
Dates:
1880-2007
Size:
5.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.boucloui
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and muralist Louis Bouché measure 5.9 linear feet and date from 1880 to 2007. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal correspondence, including correspondence from the extended Bouché family; writings; financial records; printed material; four scrapbooks; artwork; and photographs of Bouché, his family and friends, and his work.

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