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Creators:
McLain, Kimowan (Metchewais)
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 negatives (photographic)
1918 slides (photographs)
989 polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan McLain, significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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Creators:
Bourdon, David
Dates:
1941-1998
Size:
38 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bourdavi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York art critic and writer David Bourdon measure 38 linear feet and date from 1941-1998. The papers include scattered biographical materials, manuscript and published writings, extensive art and artists' research files, and printed materials.

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Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Cummings, Barton S., 1914- (advertising executive)
Brower, Charles H.
Bolte, Brown
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Dates:
1938-1990
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0421
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Barton Cummings's career as an advertising industry spokesman, particularly in the areas of advertising education and advertising in the public interest.

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Creators:
Printed Matter, Inc
Dates:
1970-1990
Size:
24.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.prinmati
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Printed Matter, Inc., a non-profit artists' book publisher and distributor in New York, measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1970 to 1990. Documentation on this organization includes artist, distributor, and client files; inventory records; legal and administrative records; general correspondence; ledgers, invoices, and other financial records; files arranged by subject; and architectural drawings of the interior office space. The administrative correspondence scattered across the various series shows Printed Matter's philosophy, operations, and relationships to artists. Many early notes and minutes are in Sol LeWitt's handwriting. Among the names to be found in the files are former staff members Edith deAk, Mike Glier, Nancy Linn, Ingrid Sischy, and Nancy Princenthal; founders Sol LeWitt and Lucy Lippard; and contracted artists, such as Douglas Davis, Heidi Fasnacht, Jenny Holzer, Douglas Huebler, Louise Lawler, Richard Nonas, Martha Rosler, Ed Ruscha, Art Spiegelman, Michelle Stuart, Athena Tacha, and Lawrence Weiner.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution., Office of International Relations
Dates:
1975-1997
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program (SFCP) and Smithsonian International Exchange Program (IEP) grant review files, both accepted and rejected, which document international funding requests for development in museum collections, scholarly research initiatives, and public programs. The material consists of correspondenc...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art
Dates:
1962-1982
Size:
18.5 linear meters and oversize.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 337
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Levy, Robert I. (Robert Isaac), 1924-
Dates:
1947-2001, undated
Size:
262 sound recordings
37.4 Linear feet (71 boxes, 5 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.2014-11
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Robert I. Levy papers document his field work, research and professional activities from 1949-2001 and primarily deal with his work studying social organization, culture, and their psychological effects in Tahiti and Nepal. The collection consists of correspondence, field notes, sound recordings of interviews with informants in Tahiti and Nepal, interview transcripts and analyses, language and culture research materials, maps, and color slides. Also included are files about his books, articles, essays, and lectures; course materials from his time as a professor at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD); and conference files.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1985-1988
Size:
42.24 cu. ft. (40 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 89-079
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, photographs, memoranda, and other material documenting the activities of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Robert McCormick Adams, primarily for FY 1986. Listings in bold and capital letters indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's Office file ...

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Creators:
Jeffers, Grace
Formica Corporation.
Dates:
1913-2003
Size:
18 Cubic feet (59 boxes, 11 oversize folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0565
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials consists of textual files, photographs, slides, negatives, drawings, blueprints, posters, advertisements, product brochures, newsletters, and informational pamphlets documenting the history of the Formica Corporation and the use of Formica brand plastic laminate.

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Creators:
Sousberghe, Léon de
Dates:
1955-1957
Size:
212 slides (photographs) (color)
1 map (black & white, 50 x 70 cm.)
1 map (color, 40 x 53 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1999-010
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken among the Pende peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the years 1955-1957. Publications used for identifying and describing the collection photographs include L'Art Pende (Bruxelles: Académie royale de Belgique, 1958) and Les danses rituelles Mungonge et Kelas des Bapende (Academie royale des sciences coloniales, 1956), both by Léon de Sousberghe; Inventing Masks: Agency and History in the Art of the Central Pende by Z.S. Strother (The University of Chicago Press, 1998); and, from Secrecy: African Art that Conceals and Reveals Mary H. Nooter, ed. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1993), Z.S. Strother's article, The Physical and Social Boundaries of Secrecy: Eastern Pende Constuctions of Secrecy, pp. 157-178.

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