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Creators:
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958
Dates:
1853-1977
Size:
6.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.valewilh
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian and museum director Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner measure 6.9 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1977. Found within the collection are biographical materials, including information on the Lepsius and Valentiner families; correspondence with family, friends, art collectors, and art historians; seven diaries; additional writings and notes; printed materials; three clippings scrapbooks; artwork in the form of prints and woodcuts; and photographs of Valentiner and his family and friends, including two photograph albums.

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Creators:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)
Dates:
1897-1978
1855
Size:
6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.stougeor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of conservator and museum director George Leslie Stout measure 6 linear feet and date from 1855, 1897-1978. Stout was head of the conservation department at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum, director of the Worcester Art Museum and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Massachusetts, and a member of the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives (MFAA) Section of the U.S. Army during World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with family, friends, colleagues and professional associations. There are letters from fellow Monuments Men who served in the MFAA section such as Thomas Carr Howe, Ardelia Hall, Lamont Moore, Theodore Sizer, Langdon Warner and several other prominent arts administrators. The papers also contain biographical materials, writings, sketches and one sketchbook, military records, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
Nadel, Leonard, 1916-1990
Dates:
1950-2006
bulk 1956-1960
Size:
3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1313
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographer Leonard Nadel's supplemental material relating to and photographs of the Mexican braceros (manual laborers). They were photographed in California, Texas, and Mexico for the Ford Foundation's Fund for the Republic during the late 1950s and early 1960s in support of a report entitled Strangers in Our Fields by Dr. Ernesto Galarza.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1817-1982
Size:
19 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S05
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 5: Politics and Political Movements contains circa 1,565 pieces of sheet music and song folios documenting the political history of the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Schaefer, Bertha, 1895-1971
Dates:
1909-1975
bulk 1940-1965
Size:
4.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.schabert
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Bertha Schaefer papers and gallery records measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1909-1975, with the bulk of the material dating from 1940-1965. The collection documents the Bertha Schaefer Gallery as well as Bertha Schaefer, the interior designer, through correspondence with artists and galleries, artist files, client files, exhibition material, printed material, financial material, biographical material, photographs, and six scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D. C.)
Dates:
1942-1946
Size:
16.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (29 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 87
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection includes records concerning the Board's projects, general correspondence, committee and organization work and information concerning specialized data and special subjects. Postwar regional administration records, geographic reports, country information files, photographs and uncompleted project records are also included, a...

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Creators:
Medellin, Octavio, 1907 or 1908-1999
Dates:
circa 1935-circa 1979
Size:
3.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.medeocta
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, sculptor, and educator Octavio Medellin measure 3.6 linear feet and date from circa 1935 to circa 1979. The collection is comprised of correspondence with Carlos Mérida, Stanley Marcus, Lucy Maverick, Bess Hubbard, Xavier Gonzalez, and others; commission files for projects in Texas; professional files that include notes, biographical essays, and material for the Medellin School of Sculpture, Mendocino Art Center, International Institute of Arts and Letters, and the San Antonio Religious Show; printed and documentary materials consisting of an art reproduction, booklets, exhibition catalogs, magazines and yearbooks, and video recordings of Swank in the Arts; and photographic materials of Medellin, his studio, family and friends, travel in Mexico, his students, and works of art.

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Creators:
Ailey, Alvin
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-
Dates:
1961-2004
Size:
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2013.245
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1841-1986, undated
Size:
98 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S11
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 11: Entertainment contains more than 12,500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards entertainers and entertainment in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1983-1994
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-139
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records pertaining to the planning and development of nine exhibitions (Blessed Are the Peacemakers; U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image; Portraits by Brady: Imperial Photographs from the Harvard College Library; Noble Heritage: Five Centuries of Portraits from the Hosokawa Family; The Spirit of the Party: Hamilto...

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