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Creators:
Jacques Seligmann & Co
Dates:
1904-1978
bulk 1913-1974
Size:
203.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.jacqself
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. measure approximately 203.1 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1978, with bulk dates from 1913 to 1974. The collection includes extensive correspondence files, reference material on American and European collectors and their collections, inventory and stock records, financial records, exhibition files, auction files, and the records of subsidiary companies. The collection is an invaluable resource in tracing the provenance of particular works of art and provides a comprehensive view of the activities of collectors and art dealers in the years leading up to and following World War II.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1810-1965
Size:
3.92 Cubic feet (consisting of 8 boxes, 1 folder, 14 oversize folders, 1 map case folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Pottery
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Pottery forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Blake, Marion Elizabeth
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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Creators:
Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899-
Olmsted Brothers
Olmsted, Frederick Law, Jr., 1870-1957
Whiting, Edward Clark
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Dates:
1903-1985
Size:
15 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.CHM
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

Correspondence, invoices, nursery and seed catalogs, estimates, planting plans, photocopies of blueprints, photographs, negatives, autochromes, and drawings relating to the gardens of The Chimneys, the home of Emma and Gardiner Martin Lane and their daughter Katharine Lane Weems in Manchester, Massachusetts. Also included are four garden journals (1903-1928), garden-related medals awarded to Emma Lane, index files of plant materials, photocopies of garden related library cards belonging to Gardiner M. Lane, a diascope and nursery and seed catalogs. The collection also includes architectural plans, invoices and specifications from, and a framed photograph of, Raleigh C. Gildersleeve, architect of The Chimneys and brother of Emma Lane.

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Creators:
Geary, Christraud M.
Dates:
October 1990
Size:
156 slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Christraud Geary during a research trip to Dakar and Gorée Island, Senegal in October 1990.

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1927-1970
Size:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-034
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Science Service subject files pertaining to medical science, chemistry, chemical technology, and physics. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; news releases; clippings, photographs and negatives; articles, reports, research papers, and related topical information.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Department of Design
Dates:
1997-2001
Size:
3 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the design and installation of exhibitions, particularly "Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard;" "Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum: Furnishing the Modern Era;" "Unlimited by Design;" "Aluminum By Design: From Jewelry to Jets;" "Rooms with a View: Landscape and Wallpaper;" "National Design ...

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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 Mexican born 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:
Holton, Gladys Reid, 1898- (museum curator)
Des Grange, Jane
Dates:
1800-1978
Size:
19 Cubic feet (50 boxes, 7 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0466
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection contains a wide range of ephemera, such as calendars, postcards, advertising cards, magazines, newspapers and fashion plates; also photographs and business and household account books. Also some of Mrs. Holton's personal papers, including correspondence relating to activities with organizations such as the Home Bureaus an...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Green, Mary E.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Extractive Industries
Dates:
1883-1980
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (6 boxes and 1 oversize folder )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1061
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Over a period of approximately 25 years, Dr. Mary Eloise Green of Ohio State University collected a wide variety of materials pertaining to food preservation and home canning techniques. She acquired associated pamphlets, manuals, and recipe booklets from companies as well as governmental agencies.

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