Major James Parton Transparencies
This collection consists of three large format color transparencies, all formal studio portrait photographs of Major James Parton, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), in uniform, taken at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), England, 1943.
National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts oral histories of artists
Interviews conducted by Avis Berman for the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts with artists Ellen Lanyon (April 2003; four cassettes; 214p. transcript) and Will Barnet (two audio cassettes, 124 p. transcript).
Andrew Carnduff Ritchie papers
The papers of museum director, professor, writer, and post-World War II Monuments Men Andrew Carnduff Ritchie measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1907 to 1983. Found within the papers are biographical material, including materials and photographs concerning his military service in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Section of the U.S. Army; correspondence, including letters from numerous artists; writings; committee and organization files; exhibition and project files, teaching files; printed material; and photographs, including portrait images of Ritchie taken by Hans Namuth.
These records document the history of the Department of Aeronautics from 1966-1986, a period marked by intensive planning for the new museum, its construction and opening in July 1976, and the emergence of the National Air and Space Museum as a large and important bureau of the Smithsonian and the most visited …
Special Projects Records
These records of special projects in the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), as well as throughout the Smithsonian, focus on several major activities, including the Computer History Project in cooperation with the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS), the bicentennial celebration of James Smithson's birth, acquisition of …
Dealers' choice : panel discussion
A panel discussion sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The participants speak of their support of modern American painting over a period of many years. The participants are Terry Dintenfass, Antoinette Kraushaar, Joan Washburn, and Virginia Zabriskie. The event is moderated by Theodore Stebbins and Carol Troyen.
This accession includes records documenting the production of the Archives of American Art Journal (Volumes 24-26). Materials include Editor's records such as correspondence, publications, notes, grant proposals, agreements, budget summaries, photographs, and reports. Also included in this accession are records which document the administration of the Archives of American Art (AAA …
Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-
A collection of articles, publications, writings, and research notes on the topic of communication in the 20th century, especially the psychological effects of mass media. Also 4 VHS videotapes and an accordion file folder.
Addison Gallery of American Art sound recordings
The sound recordings of the Addison Gallery of American Art measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1970 to 1991. The recordings document the early history of the gallery. Materials include an untranscribed monologue by Charles Sawyer, first director of the Addison Gallery, on the development of the Gallery collection (1 5 in. reel); untranscribed interviews of Sawyer, conducted by Jock Reynolds, May 24, 1990 and June 7, 1991 (3 cassettes); Marion Faller, conducted by Reynolds, March 9, 1990, regarding work by her husband, photographer Hollis Frampton (1 cassette); and Clare Hayes, wife of Bartlett Hayes, the second director of the Addison Gallery, conducted by Carol Walker Aten, curatorial assistant, Feb. 1, 1991 (2 cassettes). Also included are a transcribed interview (2 cassettes, 38 p.) of Maud Morgan and Gordon (Diz) Bensley, who reminisce about the early days of teaching art at Abbot Academy and Phillips Andover; and a 6 p. summary of the Hayes interview.
These records are chiefly files of the Director's Office, 1964-1969, 1971-1972. During the earlier period a complicated subject-numeric system was in use. In 1971 a simpler subject-numeric plan was used and replaced before the end of that year by a straight alphabetic subject file, which is the current office filing system. A full …