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Creators:
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962
Dates:
circa 1910s-2007
bulk 1965-2000
Size:
17.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.louimorr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Morris Louis and Morris Louis Estate papers measure 17.8 linear feet and date from circa 1912-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1965-2000. The collection documents Morris Louis' career as a Color Field painter and founding participant in the Washington Color School, as well as the subsequent administration of his estate by his wife Marcella Brenner. Found within Morris Louis' papers are biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, scattered financial records, notes, writings, printed materials, and a canvas sample. The Morris Louis Estate papers include records of gallery exhibitions, mostly André Emmerich Gallery; artwork inventories; legal records concerning the lawsuit Bernstein v. Brenner; financial records of the sale of Louis' artwork; printed materials; writings about Louis; photographs of exhibition installations and artwork; and project files which include documentation of film projects by Robert Pierce Productions, a catalog raisonne, documentation of PBS documentaries, video recordings of the exhibition "Morris Louis Now", and numerous sound recordings of interviews with artists discussing Morris Louis conducted by Anita Faatz.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Programs Department
Dates:
circa 2001-2005
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-164
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the development and execution of the exhibition Visual Music: 1905-2005. The exhibition was curated by Judith Zilczer, Curator of Paintings, 1992-2003, who continued to work on the exhibition as Curator Emerita after her retirement. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; background a...

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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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Creators:
Thayer, Polly, 1904-2006
Dates:
1846-2008
bulk 1921-2008
Size:
21.6 Linear feet
0.807 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.thaypoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Boston portraitist and painter Polly Thayer (Starr) (1904-2006) measure 21.6 linear feet and 0.807 GB and date from 1846 to 2008, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-2008. The papers document Thayer's personal life and career as a painter, portraitist, and pastel artist. Found within the papers are biographical materials, extensive family papers, correspondence with artists and art venues, interviews, writings, subject files, organization files, exhibition files, art inventory records, printed and digital materials, five sketchbooks, artwork, and photographs.

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Creators:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873
Dates:
1819-1953
bulk 1835-1883
Size:
12.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.powehira
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Of note is Powers' "Studio Memorandum," from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional papers include scattered biographical material, financial and legal records, printed materials, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.

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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:
Jeffers, Grace
Formica Corporation.
Dates:
1913-2003
Size:
18 Cubic feet (59 boxes, 11 oversize folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0565
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials consists of textual files, photographs, slides, negatives, drawings, blueprints, posters, advertisements, product brochures, newsletters, and informational pamphlets documenting the history of the Formica Corporation and the use of Formica brand plastic laminate.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director
Dates:
1934-2001
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-157
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of research materials collected by James Demetrion, Director, 1984-2001, about Clyfford Still, his works, and exhibitions of his works. Materials include photocopies of clippings, articles, and publications; images and lists of artwork; bibliographies; and press releases. It is unknown when the photocopies were made ...

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1974-1993
Size:
15.5 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-166
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the administrative records of Douglas Robinson, Registrar, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). The records date from 1974-1993, with the major portion being from 1985-1993. The records include Outgoing loans, 1985-1993; Exhibition Files, which include a list of the exhibition, loan records/agreements...

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Creators:
Hanson, James A.
Conner, Stuart W.
Dempsey, Hugh A.
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997
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Dates:
1945-1993
Size:
97 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1998-35
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The John Canfield Ewers Papers document his wide ranging anthropological interests from early White depictions of Native Americans to the material culture of the Plains tribes through correspondence, exhibit catalogs, field notes, illustrations, lectures, maps, photocopies of archival materials, photographs, and writings. The collection includes ma...

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