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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:
Parsons, Betty
Dates:
1916-1991
bulk 1946-1983
Size:
61.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.parsbett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers measure 61.1 linear feet and date from 1916 to 1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1946-1983. Records provide extensive documentation of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1946 to its closing in 1983 and of the activities of Betty Parsons as one the leading art dealers of contemporary American Art in the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Over one third of the of the collection is comprised of artists files containing correspondence, price lists, and printed materials. Additional correspondence is with galleries, dealers, art institutions, private collectors, and the media. Also found are exhibition files, exhibition catalogs and announcements, sales records, stock inventories, personal financial records, and photographs. Betty Parsons's personal papers consist of early curatorial files, pocket diaries, personal correspondence, and evidence of her own artwork, including sketchbooks, and files documenting her personal art collection.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1963-1987
Size:
54.58 cu. ft. (54 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 453
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the activities of the Office of the Registrar staff and consists of temporary loan files; temporary exhibition files, including shipping, insurance information, and loan agreements; general correspondence files; administrative files; and the files of the Smithsonian Art Commission, 1963-1975.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Superintendent of Construction for the United States National Museum Building
Dates:
1903-1911
Size:
24.02 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 16x20 box) (5 tall document boxes) (11 folders oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 81
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The National Museum Building Construction Records, 1894 - 1919 (bulk 1903 - 1911), document the process and methods used to construct the National Museum Building that is now known as the National Museum of Natural History. These records primarily refer to the management of the construction aspects of the project, documenting specifications ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1994-1999
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-128
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition loan records. Materials include loan agreements, correspondence, memoranda, condition reports (with photographs of objects), receipts, and notes.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
circa 1824-1920
Size:
3.27 Cubic feet (consisting of 3 boxes, 1 folder, 1 oversize folder, 1 map case folder, 3 flat boxes, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Wallpaper
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Wallpaper forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Porter, John C.
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)
Dates:
1943-2001
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0405
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents individuals who served in the Merchant Marine's and Navy between 1943 and 1946.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Biodiversity Program
Dates:
1971-1999
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-062
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the curatorial, research, and administrative activities of Don E. Wilson, Director, Biodiversity Program (1990-2000). Records created prior to 1990 were accumulated by and transferred with Wilson when he assumed the Directorship in 1990. Most of the early records document his activities while ...

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Creators:
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973
Dates:
circa 1910-2001
bulk 1941-2001
Size:
52.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.lipcjacq2
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Jacques Lipchitz papers and Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz measure 52.8 linear feet and are dated circa 1910-2001, with the bulk of the material from the period 1941-2001. Papers are comprised of sculptor Jacques Lipchitz's personal papers and filmmaker Bruce Bassett's papers relating to Jacques Lipchitz. Lipchitz's personal papers contain personal and professional correspondence, comprising nearly half of the series, and biographical material, writings by and about Lipchitz, printed material, and photographs documenting Lipchitz's commissions, exhibitions, friendships, and interests. Also found are records relating to the compilation and production of The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz: A Catalogue Raisonné by Alan G. Wilkinson. The Bruce Bassett papers relating to Jacques Lipchitz consist mainly of Bassett's extensive audiovisual documentation of Lipchitz's life and art. Also found are paper records related to the audiovisual projects, including letters, business records, printed materials, and production records. A small quantity of material unrelated to Lipchitz is also found among the Bassett material, including video and sound recordings related to Sidney Lifchez, IBM, Isamu Noguchi, the Storm King Sculpture Center, and Auguste Rodin.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research
Dates:
1980-1986
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 88-141
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of research grant records administered by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research. Grant programs include the Research Opportunity Fund (ROF), the Scholarly Studies Program (SSP), and the Seidell Fund.

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