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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
2010
Size:
2.7 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-056
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition documenting the historical journey made by people from Africa to the Americas, along with their language and music. In the 1930s, Lorenzo Dow Turner discovered that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina retained parts of the culture and language of their West African enslaved ancestors. Turner's research produced a living treasury of previously unknown traditions, songs, and folkways that also uncovered and illuminated the connections with West African and Afro-Brazilian communities.

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Creators:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911
Dates:
1874-1932
Size:
1 Volume ((on 1 partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.ballthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

A guestbook/scrapbook with signatures, poems, sketches, musical notations of European and American artists, writers, poets, musicians, and other dignataries who visited Thomas Ball's studio or villa in Florence, Italy, Montclair, New Jersey, New York City and Boston from 1874-1932. Among the many prominent signers are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Richard W...

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Creators:
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1968 November 2
Size:
15 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.rivers68
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Larry Rivers conducted 1968 November 2, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Rivers speaks of his background and early interests in music and art; his U.S. Army experience; studying with Hans Hofmann; development of his artistic ability; Edwin Denby and his films; the future of his work. He recalls Robert Rauschenberg...

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Creators:
Dine, Jim, 1935-
Hooton, Bruce Duff, 1928-
Dates:
1965 February 26
Size:
12 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.dine65
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of James Dine conducted 1965 February 26, by Bruce Hooton, for the Archives of American Art. Dine speaks of his education; exhibitions of his work; competition among artists; his interest in Flemish painting; poetry, music and dance; Allan Kaprow and happenings; his use of "found objects"; and his carpentry. He recalls Claes Oldenburg.

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Chanase, Dane, 1894-1975
Dates:
1930-1960
Size:
2.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.chandane
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material; cartoons for a WPA mural in Columbus High School, Washington, D.C.; notes on various subjects, including art, industrial design, music and history; miscellaneous writings; study photographs of works of art; clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements; and printed material about other artists, including Boardman Robinson,...

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Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
1967-2013
Size:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-341
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), previously known as the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, and the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, 1992-1999, during the tenure of Richard Kurin. Kurin served as the Deputy Director, 1985-1987; ...

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Ottenberg, Simon
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
between 1978-1992
Size:
3145 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection primarily includes photographs of Limba peoples taken by anthropologist Simon Ottenberg during field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, and Guinea, from October 1978 through July 1980. The collection also includes photographs taken while conducting field research at an Afikpo village-group, in southeastern Nigeria, from January 30, 1988 to February 5, 1988 and in 1992.

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Pelton, Agnes, 1881-1961
Dates:
1885-1989
Size:
1.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.peltagne
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Agnes Pelton measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1885-1989. Found within the papers are biographical materials; business and personal correspondence, many addressed to Jane Levington Comfort; writings; printed material; 3 mixed media scrapbooks; artwork, including loose sketches and 9 sketchbooks; and photographs of Pelton, her family and friends, and her work.

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Minkowitz, Norma M., 1937-
Malarcher, Patricia
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2001 September 17 and 2001 November 16
Size:
40 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.minkow01
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Norma Minkowitz conducted 2001 September 17 and 2001 November 16, by Patricia Malarcher, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Minkowitz's home in Westport, Connecticut.

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Creators:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Murphy, Charles (Cheyenne)
Sweezy, Carl, 1881-1953
Dates:
bulk ca. 1903-1904
Size:
15 Volumes (autograph documents, photographs, and graphite, ink, colored pencil, crayon, and watercolor drawings.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2531
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Notes and drawings by Native artists relating to heraldry, as Mooney termed tipi and shield designs. Also some myths and linguistic data from these and other Plains tribes. The manuscript is a compilation of materials created over a period of years, assembled under the current number by the BAE archivist. Bound volumes (since disbound for laminatio...

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