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Creators:
Archives of American Art
Dates:
1933-1991
Size:
38.69 cu. ft. (38 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the production of the Archives of American Art Journal (Volumes 24-26). Materials include Editor's records such as correspondence, publications, notes, grant proposals, agreements, budget summaries, photographs, and reports. Also included in this accession are records which document the administrati...

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Creators:
La Barre, Weston, 1911-1996
Dates:
1934-1970
Size:
7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-057
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Raoul Weston La Barre was an anthropologist and ethnologist who is best known for his work with ethnobotany, his work on Native American religion, and for applying psychiatric and psychoanalytic theories to ethnography. This collection primarily contains materials relating to his 1935-1936 field work in Oklahoma and 1937-1938 field work in Bolivia, but also contains materials relating to his interest in the use of peyote and other hallucinogenic drugs which dates through the 1960s.

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Creators:
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003
Dates:
1928-2000
Size:
67.5 Cubic feet (182 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0757
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The majority of the material in the Benny Carter Collection is dated from the late 1920s through the later half of the 1990s. Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in December, 2000, the bulk of the collection is comprised of original music manuscripts (full scores and parts), band books, and published sheet music from Benny Carter's prolific care...

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Creators:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975
Stirling, Marion
Dates:
1876-2004, undated
bulk 1921-1975
Size:
37.94 Linear feet (84 boxes, 3 map folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers, 1876-2004 (bulk 1921-1975), document the professional and personal lives of Matthew Stirling, Smithsonian archaeologist and Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1928-1957), and his wife and constant collaborator, Marion Stirling Pugh. The bulk of the material is professional in nature and includes material from Matthew's early career in the 1920s, the careers of Matthew and Marion together from when they married in 1933 to Matthew's death in 1975, and Marion's life and work from 1975 until her death in 2001. The majority of the documentation relates to the investigation of the Olmec culture in Mexico by the Stirlings, including the discoveries of eight colossal Olmec heads. In addition, the collection documents their work in Panama, Ecuador, and Costa Rica, looking for connections between Mesoamerica and South America. Materials include field notes, journals, correspondence, photographs, writings, clippings, ephemera, articles, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921
Dates:
1851-1999
bulk 1881-1950
Size:
5.12 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.thayabbo
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and naturalist, Abbott Handerson Thayer, and the Thayer family date from 1851 to 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1881 to 1950, and measure 5.12 linear feet. Thayer's painting career, interest in concealing coloration (camouflage) in nature, and relationships with artists, patrons, family, and friends are documented through correspondence, writings, scattered legal and financial records, printed materials, and a scrapbook. Photographs are of Thayer, his family, studio, and friends, including artists. The collection also contains family papers created by his second wife, Emma Beach Thayer, his son Gerald, his daughters Mary and Gladys, and Gladys' husband David Reasoner, who managed Thayer's estate after his death.

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1965-1975
Size:
23.02 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 microfilm reel)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 315
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain exhibition material, including staff research notes on artists and artwork; administrative records concerning the shipment of exhibited artwork, loan correspondence, security and display of the exhibited material, photographs of display items, and installation photographs; staff correspondence including correspondence ...

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Creators:
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977
Dates:
circa 1880-1986
bulk 1935-1977
Size:
5.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.abergert
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of surrealist artist Gertrude Abercrombie date from circa 1880-1986, with the bulk of the material dated 1935-1977, and measure 5.9 linear feet. Found within are biographical material; correspondence (mostly incoming letters) with friends, museums, and galleries; files for artists that interested her; writings and notes, including five journal-type notebooks; scattered personal business records; two sketchbooks by Abercrombie and additional sketches and drawings, some by others; printed material, audio recordings, one scrapbook, photographs, and estate records.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1963-1987
Size:
54.58 cu. ft. (54 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 453
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the activities of the Office of the Registrar staff and consists of temporary loan files; temporary exhibition files, including shipping, insurance information, and loan agreements; general correspondence files; administrative files; and the files of the Smithsonian Art Commission, 1963-1975.

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Creators:
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946
Dates:
1848-1999
Size:
10.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.currjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, muralist, and illustrator John Steuart Curry, and Curry family papers, measure 10.1 linear feet and date from 1848 to 1999. Papers document his career and family history through certificates, correspondence, photographs, clippings, contracts, receipts, inventories, writings, notes, and other materials. The papers contain particularly rich documentation of Curry's period as artist-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin, from 1936 to 1946. Mural projects in Kansas, Washington, DC, and Wisconsin are also documented.

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Creators:
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996
Dates:
1901-1984 and undated
Size:
23.91 cu. ft. (45 document boxes) (2 16x20 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7314
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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