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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1983-1992
Size:
33.5 cu. ft. (33 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 439
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of the files of Charles Robertson as Deputy Director. They include administrative subject files, arranged by year; exhibition files; and files concerning National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Commission meetings and retired commissioners. Some of the events documented in these records include the ninetieth birthday ...

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Creators:
Cornell, Joseph
Dates:
1804-1986
bulk 1939-1972
Size:
24.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cornjose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) measure approximately 24.9 linear feet and date from 1804 to 1986 with the bulk of the material dating from 1939-1972. The collection documents the life, work, interests, and creative activities of the self-taught artist, who was best known for his shadow box constructions, assemblages, and collages. Papers include correspondence, diaries, source material, notes, writings, photographs, printed material, two- and three-dimensional ephemera, art works, and books, as well as a limited amount of legal and financial records, and some miscellaneous personal and family papers. The collection also includes the papers of his sister, Betty Cornell Benton, relating to the handling of Cornell's estate and the personal papers of his brother, Robert Cornell.

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Creators:
American Academy in Rome
Dates:
1855-2012
Size:
65.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ameracar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Academy in Rome measure 65.9 linear feet and date from 1855 to 2012. The collection documents the history of the institution from its inception in 1894 as the American School of Architecture in Rome, through the end of World War II, and chronicles the contributions the academy has made to America's cultural and intellectual development. Nearly one-half of the collection consists of an unprocessed addition received in 2014 containing records that mostly post-date World War II and include correspondence and subject files of officers and executives based in the New York office of American Academy in Rome.

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Creators:
Murch, Walter
Dates:
1880-1970
Size:
8.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.murcwalt
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City still life painter and art instructor Walter Tandy Murch date from 1880-1970 and measure 8.2 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, four diaries, correspondence with colleagues and family members, personal business records, exhibition files, notes and writings, two sketchbooks and additional art work, printed material, and photographs of Murch, family members, and art work.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1965-1982
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 368
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of administrative files of the Office of Public Affairs. They include correspondence, memoranda, some printed materials, and an occasional photograph relating to the work of the office. Events documented in the records include the 1977 presidential inauguration of President Jimmy Carter, the Papal visit of 1979, and the ...

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Creators:
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992
Dates:
1851-1995
bulk 1913-1995
Size:
7.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kadireub
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This collection, which measures 7.9 linear feet and dates from 1851 to 1995 (bulk 1913-1995), documents the life and career of muralist, sculptor, and educator Reuben Kadish. The papers contain biographical material, letters, personal business records, an exhibition file, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, photographs, and artifacts.

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Creators:
Zilczer, Judith
Dates:
circa 1974-1997
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-024
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Judith K. Zilczer's personal research correspondence with professional organizations, universities, and individuals in the art world; papers written by Zilczer and presented at symposiums; and subject files on contemporary artists and art history.

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Creators:
Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Department of Exhibitions
Dates:
1930-1969
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 280
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document, for the most part, the Department under the administration of Calvin S. Hathaway, Curator, 1946-1951, and Director, 1951-1963. Included is correspondence of Hathaway with members of the exhibition staff and with collectors and institutions concerning the exhibits in the museum; exhibit files, arranged alphabetically by ...

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Creators:
True, Allen Tupper, 1881-1955
Dates:
1841-1987
Size:
8.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.truealle
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Allen Tupper True and True family papers date from 1841 to 1987 and measure 8.2 linear feet. The collection presents a good overview of True's personal life and and his career as mural painter and illustrator specializing in Western themes.

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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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