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Creators:
Robbins, Warren M.
Dates:
1941-2010
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-057
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the papers of Warren M. Robbins, founder and director emeritus of the Museum of African Art, later the National Museum of African Art. These papers document Robbins' work with museums, lectures, grant proposals, art acquisitions, exhibitions, publications, the Center for Cross-Cultural Communication, fund raising, ...

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1969-1985
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 513
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include exhibition catalogs, news releases, news clippings and articles from the serious and popular press, mailings, public correspondence seeking more information on artists and art-related topics, invitations to openings and other special events, and many photographs.

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Creators:
Swartz, Anne
Dates:
1998-1999
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.swaranne
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Anne Swartz interviews with artists measure 2.3 linear feet and contain video interviews with contributors to the Pattern and Decoration movement, conducted in 1998 for the production of the documentary Pattern and Decoration: The Great Untold Story (1999). Additional video of exhibitions and studio space are included, as well as the final version of the documentary.

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Creators:
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985
Dates:
circa 1903-1986 and undated
Size:
32.19 cu. ft. (63 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7317
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of George Sprague Myers provide extensive documentation of his research career in ichthyology and herpetology. The collection also offers substantial information concerning the development of Myers' interest in natural history; his college work at Indiana University and Stanford University; his teaching career at Stanford University...

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Creators:
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960
Dates:
1840-1967
bulk 1900-1960
Size:
13.92 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.watsforb
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City art critic, writer, and lecturer Forbes Watson date from 1840-1967 with the bulk of materials dating from 1900-1960 and measure 13.92 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, business records relating to the Arts Publishing Corporation, records documenting Watson's work for the Public Works of Art Project and the Section of Painting and Sculpture, reference files, an exhibition file from the Pepsi-Cola Company's Third Annual Exhibition, writings and notes, ten scrapbooks and loose pages, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
Robbins, Warren M.
Dates:
circa 1927-2009
Size:
83.1 cu. ft. (80 record storage boxes) (4 12x17 boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-001
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document the life and work of Warren M. Robbins, covering a wide swath of his life, from his early career in the Foreign Service to his work in cross cultural communications and African art. A prolific writer, Robbins correspondence with such people as Maya Angelou, Ernie Barnes, Saul Bellow, Eliot Elisofon, Otto Fried, Buckminste...

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Creators:
Washington, Rico, Music Journalist
Yanagawa, Shino, Photographer
Dates:
2009-2011
Size:
4 Linear feet (2 boxes; 4 linear ft., 3.58 GB)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-103
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition exploring the varied stigmas and stereotypes applied to New York City's Housing Authority sites and the residents (past and present) who live in them. Journalist Rico Washington and photographer Shino Yanagawa collaborated on this exhibit which offers an in-depth look at how New York City public housing has impacted society-at-large by producing some of the world's most influential and dynamic artists, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, politicians, and thinkers. It was exhibited at the World Festival of Black Arts and Culture in Dakar, Senegal, 2010, at the Gordon Parks Gallery at the College of New Rochelle (NY), 2013, and the Brooklyn Historical Society from 2014-2015.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 27-July 8, 2001
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2001
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
Landgren, Marchal E.
Dates:
1881-circa 1982
bulk 1930-1975
Size:
15.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.landmarc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Washington, D.C. art historian, librarian, author, educator, and art consultant Marchal Landgren measure 15.3 linear feet and date from 1881 to circa 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1975. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, professional and organization files, research projects' files, scattered personal business records, printed materials, two clippings scrapbooks, photographical materials, and scattered artwork.

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Creators:
Brooks, James, 1906-1992
Dates:
1909-2010
bulk 1930-2010
Size:
20.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.broojame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Abstract Expressionist painters James Brooks and Charlotte Park measure 18.7 linear feet and are dated 1909-2010, bulk 1930-2010. Correspondence, subject files, personal business records, printed material, and a sound recording document his painting career, interests, professional and personal activities. Also found are biographical materials, interviews, writings, and art work. The collection also includes papers of his wife, Abstract Expressionist painter Charlotte Park, regarding her painting career, personal life, activities as executor of James Brooks' estate, and some material concerning the James Brooks and Charlotte Park Brooks Foundation. There is a 1.4 linear foot addition to this collection donated in 2017 that includes 58 "week-at-a-glance" appointment books, three journals and one address/ telephone book of Charlotte Park; a hand written chronology with significant dates and notes; postcards and exhibition announcements sent to Charlotte and James; doodles; and a sketch, possibly by Don Kingman.

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