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Creators:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Keystone View Company
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
1882-1930
Size:
240 Stereographs (black and white, 9 x 22 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-022
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document African businesses, cities, industry, landscapes, peoples and resources. The collection documents various locations within Kenya, Tanzania, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Zimbabwe, Uganda and South Africa. Peoples represented include Kikuyu, Maasai, Bangi, Chagga, Ndombe, Poto, Bangala, Zulu, and Kongo peoples. There are many images of agriculture, hunting, making pottery, mining diamonds and gold, church services at a Catholic mission, a gathering of chiefs at a court, a lion-killing ceremony, and war dances. Businesses and industries shown include coffee plantations; the DeBeers Diamond Mine; a diamond mine compound and crushing mill; fishing boats; a hemp plantation; ivory trade; a market; and the stock market.

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Creators:
Herder, Addie
Dates:
1942-1999
Size:
4.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.herdadel
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of collage artist Adeline Herder measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1942-1999. The collection presents an overview of Herder's personal life and career as a collage artist. Her personal life is reflected through biographical material, correspondence including letters between Adeline and her husband Milton Herder, and writings and notes including appointment books. The collection offers a rich resource on Herder's artistic activity with correspondence that includes documentation of her relationship with Marjorie Jacobson and the purchase of her work by Roy Neuberger and Joseph Hirshhorn. Herder's career is further represented through exhibition files, printed material, writings and notes, and video recordings.

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Creators:
Alexander, John White, 1856-1915
Dates:
1775-1968
bulk 1870-1915
Size:
11.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.alexjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the painter, muralist, and illustrator John White Alexander measure 11.9 linear feet and date from 1775 to 1968, with the bulk of materials dating from 1870 to 1915. Papers document Alexander's artistic career and many connections to figures in the art world through biographical documentation, correspondence (some illustrated), writings, 14 sketchbooks, additonal artwork and loose sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, awards and medals, artifacts, and other records. Also found is a souvenir engraving of a Mark Twain self-portrait.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Assistant Director for Administration
Dates:
1986-2002
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-210
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the administrative activities of Patricia L. Fiske, Assistant Director for Administration at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), with earlier records dating back to when she was Assistant Director of NMAfA. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; NMAfA weekly reports; ...

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Creators:
Dickinson, Eleanor, 1931-
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1967-1977
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 6 videotapes, 1 audiotape)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0199
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Videotapes of Pentecostal ceremonies, such as snake handling, laying on of hands, baptisms, foot washing, casting out of devils, dancing in ecstasy; a video interview with Brother Harrison Mayes at his home in Middleburg, Kentucky; and an audiotape of revival meetings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1989-05 - 1990-05
Size:
3.52 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-026
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on African American inventors and innovators, from prominent figures such as the 19th century inventor Elijah McCoy to the anonymous men and women who made important contributions to the development of American technology. The show was curated by Portia James and organized by the Anacostia Museum. It was held at the museum from May 1989 --May 1990. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.

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Creators:
Tatti, Benedict, 1917-1993
Dates:
1936-2011
bulk 1945-1993
Size:
1.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.tattbene
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York sculptor, painter, educator, and video artist, Benedict Tatti (1917-1993) measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1936-2011, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1945-1993. Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, project files, subject files, exhibition files, writings, notes, and lists, printed materials, and photographs. Exhibition files and printed material, such as catalogues and checklists provide an overview of Tatti's activities as a sculptor and video artist. Also, photographs of artwork are a rich source of provenance-related information on Tatti's sculptures.

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Creators:
Custom Craft
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
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Dates:
1928-1994
Size:
320 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.05
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The materials document the orders placed by the clients of the Scurlock Studio. The photographs primarily depict individual portrait sittings but there are also portraits of children, groups, and other subjects.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Membership and Programs
Dates:
1973-1978
Size:
8 cu. ft. (16 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 284
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence with prospective donors for cash donations or donation of items for auctions; invitations to the auction and auction-related events; photographs of items for auction; drafts for auction catalogues; invitations and announcements; auction bids; expense statements; sale receipts; and newspaper and jour...

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Creators:
Cramer, Konrad, 1888-1963
Dates:
1897-1968
Size:
8.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cramkonr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, and photographer Konrad Cramer and his wife, painter and printmaker Florence Ballin Cramer, measure 8.5 linear feet and date from 1897 to 1968. Papers document both artists' personal and professional lives and are especially rich in documentation of the art community of Woodstock, New York, where Florence Ballin first attended art classes in 1906, and where the couple settled in 1911. Records include biographical materials, correspondence, a Christmas card album, diaries, writings, business records, personal financial records, printed materials, photographs, and artwork.

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