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Creators:
Ebendorf, Robert, 1938-
Dates:
1920-2015
bulk 1960-2010
Size:
4.8 Linear feet
0.554 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.ebenrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of metalsmith and jeweler Robert Ebendorf measure 4.8 linear feet and 0.554 GB and date from 1920 to 2015, with the bulk of the material from 1960 to 2010. The papers document Ebendorf's career through scattered biographical material; business correspondence with galleries, universities, and professional groups as well as personal correspondence with friends and family, including a large collection of mail art; artist statements, teaching philosophies, and reflections by Ebendorf as well as writings by others; application materials for the artist's position as Belk Chair at East Carolina University, student fellowship applications, and other teaching files; audio and video recordings of interviews in digital format; inventories, invoices, and publicity material, including several folders of notes and materials for retrospectives; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material; sketches, cut paper, and collage work loose and in sketchbooks; and photographic materials of the artist, friends, family, and artwork.

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Creators:
Constantine, Mildred
Dates:
1945-2008
Size:
5.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.consmild
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Mildred Constantine measure 5.3 linear feet and are dated 1945-2009. Subject files, writings, photographs, and a scrapbook provide an overview of her curatorial work in the Architecture and Design department of the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequent activities as an independent curator, and art consultant. Especially well documented is Whole Cloth, a book written with Laurel Reuter that presents an historical overview of how artists have used cloth in their work.

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Creators:
Carter, Ethel H.
Dates:
bulk 1894-1978, undated
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1444
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the personal and working lives of tenant farmer Julius Lee White, who worked on a tobacco farm in Ringgold, Virginia, and those of his extended family.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Central Engineering Department
Dates:
1978-1996
Size:
73 cu. ft. (73 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-063
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of contract files dealing with the research, development, and construction of the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), now known as the Chandra X-Ray Observatory; and its components; the High Resolution Camera (HRC); the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS); and its two transmission grating spectrometers, ...

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Creators:
Van Valen, Alexander
Dates:
1849-1850
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0935
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers of Alexander Van Valen documenting his participation in the California Gold Rush, 1849-1850.

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National Museum of Natural History. Department of Paleobiology
Dates:
1976-2017
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-219
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence of paleontologist M. K. (Michael K.) Brett-Surman, Museum Specialist at the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology, until 2017. Brett-Surman specialized in dinosaurs, fossil reptiles, and amphibians. Materials also include scientific illustrations, drawings, posters, postcards, ...

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Creators:
Leigh, Douglas
Dates:
1903-1999
Size:
17.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.leigdoug
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection measures 17.6 linear feet and dates from 1903 to 1999 (bulk 1924-1992) and documents the career of advertising designer and executive Douglas Leigh. Found are 83 volumes of publicity scrapbooks that contain mostly photographs, clippings, printed materials, and scattered letters, drawings, and blueprints. Also included are professional correspondence; photographs of project installations, aerial advertising, and entertainers; plaques and awards received by Leigh; and printed material, which includes clippings, press kits, advertising materials, designs and original sketches for projects by Leigh. The material reflects Leigh's continuously imaginative use of a wide range of media in promoting his clients' products. Among the projects/campaigns represented are 7up, Airships (Tydol, Flying Red Horse, MGM, Wonder Bread and others), Allied Chemical Tower, Amoco, BlueCross-Blue Shield, Camel cigarettes, Coca-Cola, EPOK, Eveready, Flamingo Frozen Foods, Four Roses Whiskey, Fram Oil Filters, Helmsley Building, Old Gold Cigarettes, Pan Am Building, Pepsi-Cola, R. J. Reynolds, Schaefer Beer, Spectaculars, Stag Beer, Times Tower Building, and Wilson Whiskey.

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Creators:
Bryson, Bernarda
Dates:
1872-2004
bulk 1904-2004
Size:
14.6 Linear feet
5.88 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.brysbern
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, and illustrator Bernarda Bryson Shahn measure 14.6 linear feet and 5.88 GB and date from 1872 to 2004, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1904-2004. Found within the papers are family and biographical materials, correspondence, writings including sound recordings of lectures by the Shahns, some in digital format, voluminous notebooks, five diaries, exhibition files, personal business records, printed material, seven scrapbooks, one sketchbook and other art work, and photographs. Although the bulk of the collection documents Bernarda's work, there are materials about or created by Ben Shahn scattered throughout the collection. There is a 2.7 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2011 that includes administrative files regarding Bernarda Shahn's work on the board of Skowhegan correspondence of both Bernarda and Ben Shahn; an inventory ledger with names of works of art by Ben Shahn; a scrapbook regarding Ben Shan's work in Japan; photographs of Ben and Bernarda Shahn and images of works of art by Ben Shahn; sketchbooks and notebooks by Ben and Bernarda Shahn; and printed material.

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Creators:
Messmore, George Harold
Messmore and Damon Company
Damon, Joseph
Dates:
1892 - 1998
Size:
16 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0846
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document Messmore and Damon's work in the design and construction of parade floats, museum dioramas, exhibitions, displays and scenery. The materials include business records, photographs, patents, scrapbooks, promotional materials, sound recordings and moving image.

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Creators:
Waco Aircraft Company
Dates:
1930-1950
Size:
184.1 Cubic feet (168 Legal document boxes; 35 drawers)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0151
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the records of the Waco Aircraft Company. The material includes office files of the company, marketing and sales information, and design data. Also included are original engineering drawings and report files.

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