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Creators:
Wortz, Melinda
Dates:
1958-1992
Size:
17.45 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wortmeli
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of California art historian, writer, instructor, and curator, Melinda Wortz (1940-2002) date from 1958-1992, and measure 17.45 linear feet. The collection includes documentation of Wortz's tenure at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where she specialized in collecting and presenting the California "light and space" artists during the 1970s and 1980s. Wortz's papers include biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, interview transcripts and sound recordings, professional and student writings and notes, diaries of five trips abroad, UCI administrative, dossier, and teaching files, general subject and artist files, printed material, several pieces of artwork; and photographs.

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Creators:
Bourdon, David
Dates:
1941-1998
Size:
37 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bourdavi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York art critic and writer David Bourdon measure 37 linear feet and date from 1941-1998. The papers include scattered biographical materials, manuscript and published writings, extensive art and artists' research files, and printed materials.

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Creators:
Butterfield, Jan
Dates:
1950-1997
Size:
15 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.buttjan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Jan Butterfield measure 15 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 1997. Papers contain hundreds of recorded interviews with and lectures by artists, panel discussions of artists and art historians, as well as extensive writings by Butterfield. Also found are project files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and additional sound and video recordings related to art subjects.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for Art
Dates:
2000-2008
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-153
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Office of the Under Secretary for Art, previously the International Art Museums Division. Thomas W. Lentz served as the Director of the International Art Museums Division from 2000 through 2003 and Ned Rifkin served as the Under Secretary for Art from 2004 through 2008. ...

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Creators:
Mendoza, Nora Chapa
Dates:
circa 1963-2013
Size:
4.1 Linear feet
1.78 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.mendnora
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and educator Nora Chapa Mendoza measure 4.1 linear feet and 1.78 gigabytes, and date from circa 1963-2013. Biographical material includes résumés and awards, as well as other miscellaneous biographical material. Correspondence is mostly professional in nature and reflects her relationships with artists galleries and other professional organizations throughout her career, incl. Personal business records document select exhibitions and relationships with galleries such as the Partners Gallery, and include artwork inventories, consignments, and pricelists. Project files document specific projects including commissions and educational initiatives, as well as key conferences related to international labor relations and indigenous civil rights. Writings include artist statements, lectures and notes and sketches. Printed material documents the career of Nora Chapa Mendoza as well as and the art and Hispanic cultural scenes in Detroit in the form of announcements, clippings, catalogs, magazines and books. Photographic material documents various exhibitions, workshops, conferences, and trips.

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Creators:
Karshan, Donald H.
Dates:
1920-1973
Size:
1.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.karsdona
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Donald H. Karshan papers relating to Alexander Achipenko measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1973, (bulk dates 1966-1970). Karshan, a print expert and collector, served as Curator of the Archipenko Collection and Director of the Archipenko Archive from circa 1966 until circa 1973. Exhibition files include records concerning University of California, Los Angeles's Alexander Archipenko Memorial Exhibition, 1967-1969, that traveled throughout the United States; an expanded version of the show was circulated in Europe by the Smithsonian Institution. The collection also contains general correspondence relating to the administration of the Archipenko Collection and Archipenko Archive, Leopold Survage, and writings on Archipenko's work and life by Karshan with related correspondence.

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Creators:
Wittmann, Otto, 1911-2001
Dates:
1932-1996
Size:
10.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wittotto
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of museum director, art consultant and curator Otto Wittmann (1911-2001)date from 1932 to 1996 and measure 10.1 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and other files concerning Wittmann's career as Director of the Toledo Museum of Art and as trustee and acting chief curator of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Eleven scrapbooks contain materials primarily relating to the activities of the Toledo Museum of Art, but also contain documentation of Wittmann's World War II service in the Art Looting Investigation Unit (ALIU) of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the present day CIA. Also found within the papers are files relating to his work with the National Endownment of the Arts, Arts and Artifacts Indemnification Committee, scattered biographical information, and personal correspondence.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Academic Studies
Dates:
1964-1971
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-118
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of administrative records documenting the activities of the Office of Academic Studies. Materials include correspondence and reports.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Political History
Dates:
circa 1946-1982
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-090
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Margaret Brown Klapthor, former Scientific Aide in the Civil Section of the Division of History, United States National Museum (USNM), 1944-1946; Assistant Curator of the Section of Civil History, in the Division of History, USNM, 1947-1948; Assistant Curator, 1949-1953, and Associate Curator, 1954-195...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
1982-1988
Size:
9.48 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-107
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the research and production of the exhibition "Magnificent Voyagers, United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842," curated by Herman J. Viola. Materials include research materials, funding proposals, contact sheets, speech notes, loan records, evaluations, committee materials, drafts of s...

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