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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1976-1989
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-224
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of press releases prepared for distribution to publicize exhibitions, activities, and other announcements at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

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Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture
Dates:
circa 1996-1997, 2002, 2006-2009
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-061
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the search for directors of both the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) and the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). A small amount of material also documents administrative issues at HMSG. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, position descriptions, reports, pr...

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Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
FY 2003
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-287
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities and the administration of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) under the tenure of Deputy Director Rachel M. Allen (2002- ). Materials include correspondence and memoranda; information files; reports; notes; and other administrative records detailing the Museum's relations ...

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Creators:
Ostroff, Eugene, d. 1999 (NMAH Curator)
Salo, Matt, Dr.
Haberstich, David E., 1941-
Ahlborn, Richard E.
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Dates:
1985 - 1986
1930 - 1943
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0204
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains 273 silver gelatin photoprints (Series 1), most of which apparently were made during the 1930s and early 1940s, contemporaneously with the original negatives. All are 8" x 10" or slightly smaller, unmounted except for flush mounted linen on the backs of some prints. The photographs were made primarily in two locations, Ne...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1982-1988
Size:
33 cu. ft. (33 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 583
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the tenure of Roger G. Kennedy, director, NMHT, 1979-1980, and director, NMAH, 1980-1992, as well as some of the work of Douglas E. Evelyn, deputy director. The records concern activities of the Office of the Director and the administration of NMAH. Of special note are records regarding the conclusion in 1982 of the ...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Assistant Director, Finance and Administration
Dates:
1968-1994
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-231
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of materials that document the breadth of the administrative activities of the Assistant Director, Administrative Division. Subject matter covered includes: donor relations; renovation of the Freer Gallery of Art; restoration of the Peacock Room; object movement for study and exhibition; museum security; Freer history; ...

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Creators:
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935
Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944
Kloss, Charles Boden
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Dates:
1888-1919
Size:
13 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0228
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers in the Abbott collection appear to have been brought together in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology in order to process ethnological specimens from Malaya and Indonesia and to prepare an exhibit and publications. Included are some of Abbott's original letters, notes, maps, and a considerable number of photographs. Most of these materials concern the Enggano, Jakun, and Dyak. Many other documents in the collection consist of copies of or extracts from Abbott's letters, the originals of which are now in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. There are also letters and other materials of Otis Tufton Mason and Walter Hough accumulated as they worked on the collection, many simple lists of accessions compiled in the Department of Anthropology, and a few manuscripts. In addition, there are printed materials that were apparently used by the department's staff for reference purposes. Some of the photographs made in Borneo in 1914 are by Henry Cushier Raven, a field assistant of Abbott and, later, a collector financed by Abbott. Additional materials of Abbott and Raven are in the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and their material (often duplicate photographs) are included in several collections in the National Anthropological Archives.

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Creators:
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991
Dates:
1920-2004
Size:
21.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.groschai
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City sculptor and teacher Chaim Gross measure 21.1 linear feet and date from 1920-2004. The collection provides comprehensive documentation of Gross's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence with family, artists, writers, galleries, museums, educational institutions, and religious and philanthropic organizations, writings, personal business records, extensive printed and published material including motion picture film and video recordings of four documentaries, one hundred and fifteen sketchbooks spanning the bulk of Gross's career, and photographs of Gross, his family, many friends and colleagues from the art world, his studio, personal art collection, and works of art. An unprocessed addition of three sketchbooks was donated in 2020.

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Creators:
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978
Dates:
circa 1890s-2002
Size:
15.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.feitlors
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Los Angeles painters and art instructors Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg measure 15.6 linear feet and date from circa 1890s to 2002. The papers document the careers of the two artists, including their establishment of the Post-surrealism movement in southern California, their work for federal arts programs, and their later abstract artwork. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, exhibition files, printed materials, photographs, and one sound recording.

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Exhibitions and Public Spaces
Dates:
1987-2007
Size:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes) (4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-030
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials related to the development, research, and production of exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), both at the Mall museum site and at the George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) in New York, New York. Exhibitions covered include The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna o...

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