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Creators:
Swift, Mary
Dates:
1973-2004
Size:
8.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.swiftmar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of photographer and curator Mary Swift measure 8.2 linear feet and date from 1973-2004. The bulk of the collection contains photographs that Swift took while working for the Washington Review. The images consist of photographs, contact sheets, and negatives of artists and art events in Washington, D.C. Also included are some personal papers; two video recordings of art events in Washington, D.C.; research material and a manuscript from Swift's M.A. thesis "Howard William Mehring, 1931-1978: Washington Color Painter" from George Washington University; and approximately 130 sound recordings of interviews conducted by Swift and panel discussions.

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Creators:
Gilder, Dorothea
Dates:
1897-1920
Size:
0.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.gilddoro
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Dorothea Gilder papers regarding Cecilia Beaux date from 1897 to 1920 and include correspondence between Beaux and Gilder, scattered printed materials, and two photographs of Beaux with Gilder and other friends. The papers are comprised primarily of correspondence between Cecilia Beaux and her close, life-long friend and intimate companion Dorothea Gilder between 1897 and 1920. The letters recount daily activities, travels, work, social life, attitudes, and aspects of their intimate relationship.

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Creators:
Anacostia Museum. Exhibits Department
Dates:
1967-1984, 1987
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 378
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the administration of the Exhibits Design and Production Laboratory for approximately first ten years of operation, and describes the mission, philosophy, planning, and construction of the facility. The records contain planning materials for many of the museum's early exhibitions, which reflect the involvement of ...

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Creators:
Bird, William L.
Dates:
1877 - 2010
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1288
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature, especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys; catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades and the amusement industry.

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of Exhibits and Outreach
Dates:
1974-2001
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-028
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, created and maintained by David Jenkins, Associate Director, Office of Exhibits and Outreach (previously Associate Director for Interpretive Programs), document his professional activities and ideas for educational activities as well as development of new and improvement of existing exhibitions and the upkeep and safety of ...

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Creators:
Associated American Artists
Dates:
circa 1934-1983
Size:
55 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.assoamea
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Associated American Artists measure 55 linear feet and date from circa 1934 through 1983. The organization was founded in 1934 to stimulate interest in prints throughout the United States by promoting the sale of prints through department stores and other venues. Later, other genres of works of art were added and the department store abandoned in favor of a New York headquarters. The records contain voluminous files on artists; dealers, galleries, and museums; and clients. Also found is business correspondence, financial records, sales and exhibition catalogs, thirteen dismantled scrapbooks, and posters.

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Creators:
De Patta, Margaret, 1903-1964
Dates:
circa 1930-2012
Size:
3.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.depamarg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of California jewelry designer Margaret De Patta measure 3.7 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to 2012. The papers include correspondence, writings, teaching files, exhibition files, personal business records, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographs.

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Creators:
Carpenter, Arthur Espenet, 1920-2006
Hanna, Kathleen, 1943-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2001 June 20-2001 September 4
Size:
40 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.carpen01
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Arthur Espenet Carpenter conducted 2001 June 20-September 4, by Kathleen Hanna, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Carpenter's home and shop, in Bolinas, California.

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Creators:
Mair, LaVeda
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)
Dates:
1935-1994
Size:
56 Cubic feet (104 Boxes, 40 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0548
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Client files, administrative files, artwork, and collected food labels from graphic and industrial designer Francis Mair. Mair specialized in beverage labels and packaging during his many years with Landor Associates in San Francisco. Late in his career, he directed Landor's Museum of Packaging History. His prolific freelance career included designs for furniture, decorative arts, letterhead, and corporate images. His personal artwork included alphabets, typefaces, and sketchbooks. Much of his personal artwork is humorous or erotic.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Government Relations
Dates:
1985-1995
Size:
3.15 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-080
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence between Secretary Robert McC. Adams and various leaders of the United States Congress on matters such as funding for the establishment of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), the repatriation of Native American Indian artifacts at the National Mall, acquisition of the United States Customs ...

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