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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1964-2008
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-117
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records relating to the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) created by the director's office during the tenures of Warren M. Robbins, John E. Reinhardt (Acting), Sylvia H. Williams, Patricia L. Fiske (Acting), Roslyn A. Walker, and Sharon F. Patton. The records relate to grants, fundraising, various museum de...

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Creators:
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997
Dates:
circa 1914-1997
bulk 1940-1990
Size:
42.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.falkclai
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor, painter, jewelry designer, and teacher Claire Falkenstein measure 42.8 linear feet and date from 1917 to her death in 1997. There is extensive correspondence with fellow artists, collectors, critics, friends, museums, and galleries. The collection also contains biographical materials, much of it collected and organized by Falkenstein, personal and business records, writings, diaries, exhibition files, commission files, teaching files, photographs, original artwork, scrapbooks, and printed materials. There is a short motion picture film of an interview with Falkenstein featuring the windows she designed for St. Basil's Church in Los Angeles.

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Creators:
Wilson, John, 1922-2015
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1993 March 11-1994 August 16
Size:
497 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.wilson93
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of John Woodrow Wilson conducted 1993 March-1994 August, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1993-03 - 1993-06
Size:
1.42 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-018
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on the history of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The show was organized by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and exhibited at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from March 1993 to June 1993. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, and floor plans.

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Creators:
Davis, Robert Tyler
Dates:
1918-1977 and undated
Size:
8.38 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7439
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document Robert Tyler Davis' education and career, 1918-1977. The majority of the material is dated 1937- 1977. A fair amount of incoming correspondence illustrates Davis' personal life, and, to a lesser extent, his professional career. Of special note are letters from Davis' second wife, Janet, and journals kept during his t...

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Creators:
Del Deo, Josephine Couch
Del Deo, Salvatore, 1928-
Dates:
[ca. 1929-1970]
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
AAA.deldeo
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Material collected or kept by the Del Deo's relating to Provincetown art and artists, including Ross Moffet, Karl Knaths, James Wingate Parr, J. Madaline Winslow, Front Street Gallery, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Center (FAWC).

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Creators:
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel, interviewee
Dates:
1987
Size:
4 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9558
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Dates:
circa 1978
Size:
dupe prints (black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-011
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection includes photographs of art objects owned by Lee Bronson, his wife, Dona Bronson, and his brother, Robert Bronson, for publication in the exhibit catalog entitled, "Joseph Cornet. A Survey of Zairian Art: The Bronson Collection," (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Museum of Art, 1978). The photographs document Zairian art objects owned by the Lee Bronson Family. There are images of figures from the Bembe, Hemba, and Songye peoples. Also included in the collection is a draft of the exhibit catalog.

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Creators:
Kainen, Bertha
Dates:
1993-1994
Size:
9 Items
Collection ID:
AAA.kainbert
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Bertha Kainen's correspondence with art historian Avis Berman, first husband, artist Jacob Kainen, and National Museum of American Art Director, Elizabeth Broun, regarding Berman's essay, "Images from a Life," in JACOB KAINEN (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1993). Kainen discusses what she believes to be...

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Creators:
Hunter, Clementine
Dates:
1985
Size:
2 Videocassettes (videocassettes (80 min.), sd., col., 3/4 in.)
Collection ID:
AAA.huntclem
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Unedited video footage produced by Didi Barret of the Museum of American Folk Art with the assistance of Richard Gasperi of the Gasperi Folk Art Gallery, New Orleans, La. Footage includes views of Hunter's murals in the "African House" at Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches, La., with comments by Hunter's friends Thomas Whitehead and Mildred Bailey;...

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