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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division
Dates:
1988-1999
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-024
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, curation, and execution of temporary exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, including EXPRESSIV, and the WORKS and DIRECTIONS series sponsored by the Museum. The records were created and maintained by Neal David Benezra, Assistant Director for Art and Public...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1989-2001
Size:
6.58 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-062
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning, production, and execution of traveling and other special exhibitions. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga;" "Meteorites on a Mission;" "Linnaean Taxonomy in the 21rst Century;" "Voyages of Discovery;" "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists;" ...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Art Department
Dates:
1976-1997
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-104
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Art Department was established in 1976 with James Dean as curator from 1975-1978. In 1978, Mary Henderson succeeded Dean as head of the department, and she served until December 1996 when the department was dissolved. Other curatorial staff included William Good and Susan Lawson-Bell (1985-1996). T...

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Creators:
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Dates:
1910-1945
Size:
2 Reels (ca. 500 items (on 2 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.calipala
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence of the museum's founder Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, with her family, artists, sellers, dealers, museum directors, and others, including Alfredo Barsanti, Lida J. Hahn, Walter Heil, Thomas Carr Howe, Louis Kronberg, Jermayne MacAgy, Lloyd LaPage Rollins, Ralph Stackpole, and others; a scrapbook, 1923-1924; an auction catalog for th...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History
Dates:
circa 1954-1994
Size:
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 485
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments, staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries ...

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Creators:
Weiss, Helena M., 1909-2004
Dates:
1923-2001
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The materials in this accession document Weiss' work in the Office of Correspondence and Documents, the Department of Geology, and as Registrar for the USNM. Among those represented in the collection are Ray S. Bassler, Alexander Wetmore, Herbert S. Bryant, and Leonard Carmichael. Of interest are two diaries of Bassler which cover the tim...

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Creators:
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965
Dates:
circa 1840s-1966
bulk 1923-1965
Size:
4.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sheechar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, photographer, lithographer and industrial designer Charles Sheeler measure 4.9 linear feet and date from circa 1840s to 1966, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923-1965. The collection documents Sheeler's family, personal life and career through financial and medical records, awards, correspondence, writings, an autobiography, journal and notebooks, scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs and announcements, printed materials, photographs, funeral records and artwork by Sheeler and others. The collection is particularly rich in Sheeler's writings, and also includes Sheeler's industrial designs and manufactured artwork. Notable photographs include Sheeler with Edward Weston, Edward Steichen, and John Marin.

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Creators:
Gimpel, René
Dates:
circa 1890-1966
bulk 1902-1930s
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.gimprene
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Parisian art dealer, René Gimpel (1881-1945), dating from circa 1890-1966 (bulk 1902-1930s), and measuring 0.4 linear feet, provide a small but significant window into the crucial relationship between American collectors and the art dealers who supplied them, as they amassed some of the most influential art collections of the first half of the twentieth century. Gimpel's work as an art dealer is documented through correspondence with his parents, clients, business associates, and collectors, including Helen Frick and Duveen Brothers, Blake-More Godwin and the Toledo Museum of Art, Florence Libbey, Samuel H. Kress, Silva White, and others, and through printed material, writings by Gimpel, and photographs of René and Ernest Gimpel and others.

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Creators:
Culver, Charles B. (Charles Beach), 1908-1967
Dates:
1920-1997
Size:
3.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.culvchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Charles Culver measure 3.5 linear feet and date from 1920-1997. This material documents his personal life and career as a watercolorist and art critic for The Detriot Free Press from the late 1930s-1967. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, business files, artwork, photographs, printed material and artifacts.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.
Dates:
1959-2012
bulk 1960-1975
Size:
0.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hirsjosm
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1959 to 2012, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 1975. The papers relate to Joseph Hirshhorn's acquisition of the Elmer MacRae papers, as well as their subsequent use in the 50th anniversary exhibition of the Armory Show and for Milton Brown's book, The Story of the Armory Show. The collection includes correspondence, exhibition files, loan forms, rights and reproductions forms, and photographs.

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