Query: National Portrait Gallery Commission (Smithsonian Institution)
Survey Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Special Assistant to the Secretary for Fine Arts
Dates:
1965
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 441
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily consist of form letters answering Beggs' survey. Other records pertaining to this collection such as charters and annual reports have been dispersed in the National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery Library.

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Kenneth Snelson papers
Creators:
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016
Dates:
1947-2016
Size:
21.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.snelkenn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Kenneth Snelson measure 21.8 linear feet and date from 1947-2016. While primarily known for his sculptures incorporating the structural principle of tensegrity, Snelson was also a prolific photographer and forerunner of computer art. The collection document's the artist's life and work through chronological files, correspondence, project files, gallery and exhibition files, photographic material, and printed material. Chronological files detail seven decades of personal and professional activities, beginning with Snelson's summers at Black Mountain College where he studied with Buckminster Fuller. Project files comprise nearly half of the collection and extensively document his sculptures, towers, atom model, computer art, patents, and cataloging and publishing projects.

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Polly Thayer (Starr) papers
Creators:
Thayer, Polly, 1904-2006
Dates:
1846-2008
bulk 1921-2008
Size:
21.6 Linear feet
0.807 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.thaypoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Boston portraitist and painter Polly Thayer (Starr) (1904-2006) measure 21.6 linear feet and 0.807 GB and date from 1846 to 2008, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-2008. The papers document Thayer's personal life and career as a painter, portraitist, and pastel artist. Found within the papers are biographical materials, extensive family papers, correspondence with artists and art venues, interviews, writings, subject files, organization files, exhibition files, art inventory records, printed and digital materials, five sketchbooks, artwork, and photographs.

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Portraits of anthropologists
Dates:
circa 1860s-1970
Size:
1 Print (photogravure)
8 Prints (halftone (including one newspaper clipping))
124 Prints (circa, silver gelatin, albumen, and platinum)
50 Copy prints (circa)
3 copper printing plates
1 Color print
1 Print (wood engraving)
3 Copy negatives (glass)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.33
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection is an artificial collection of photographs, copper plates, and a few notes, all of which depict or relate to anthropologists, many of which were associated with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Included are portraits of Franz Boas, Q. M. Bond, Arno B. Cammerer, Frank Hamilton Cushing, Edwin Hamilton …

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Marcella Comès (Winslow) papers
Creators:
Winslow, Marcella Comès
Dates:
1915-1982 [and undated]
Size:
1,202 Items ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.winsmarc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Files related to Washington, D.C. art activities; photographs; scrapbook; and guestbook.

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Naomi Savage Papers on Man Ray
Creators:
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005
Dates:
1913-2005
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.savanaom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1913-2005. The collection provides an overview of Man Ray's career as a photographer and painter through correspondence, exhibition files, writings, notes, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

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Lilian Swann Saarinen papers
Creators:
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995
Dates:
circa 1909-1977
Size:
9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.saarlili
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Cambridge sculptor and illustrator, Lilian Swann Saarinen, measure nine linear feet and date from circa 1909 to 1977. The collection documents Saarinen's career through correspondence with artists, architects, publishers, and gallery owners; writings and notes, including manuscripts and illustrations for children's books and publications; project and teaching files; financial records; artwork, including numerous project sketches; and photos of Saarinen and her artwork. Saarinen's personal life is also documented through diaries and correspondence with friends and family members, including Eero Saarinen, to whom she was married from 1939-1953.

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Alfred Victor Frankenstein papers
Creators:
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981
Dates:
1875-1985
Size:
19.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.franalfr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art critic and historian Alfred Victor Frankenstein measure 19.1 linear feet and date from 1875 to 1985. The bulk of the collection consists of Frankenstein's research and writing files on American painting, particularly artists working in the nineteenth-century. There are extensive files on artists John Haberle, William Michael Harnett, and William Sidney Mount. The collection also includes biographical material, correspondence, general writings and notes, professional activities files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and unidentified sound recordings.

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Lorrie Goulet papers
Creators:
Goulet, Lorrie, 1925-
Dates:
1931-2009
Size:
10 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.goullorr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City sculptor, painter, educator, and writer Lorrie Goulet (1925- ) measure 10.0 linear feet and date from 1931 to 2009. Goulet's career is documented through biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, interviews, exhibition files, project and commission files, teaching files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and artwork.

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Records
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 and subsequent …

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