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Creators:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004
Dates:
1918-2005
bulk 1960s-2005
Size:
12.5 Linear feet
0.003 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.donajeff
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American artist and educator Jeff Donaldson measure 12.5 linear feet and 0.003 GB and date from 1918 to 2005, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1960s to 2005. The collection documents Donaldson's work as a professional artist, his academic career at Howard University, and his leadership role in the Black Arts Movement through biographical material, a small amount of professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings by Donaldson and others, research files, artist files, sound recordings of interviews Donaldson conducted with over 40 artists, teaching files, exhibition files, printed and digital material, and photographs. Also found are detailed records of his professional activities and leadership roles in AfriCOBRA, CONFABA, FESTAC, and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), including documentation on the Wall of Respect mural.

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Creators:
Browning, Bil
Davis, Jerame
Davis, Jerame Joe, 1975-
Browning, William Dale, 1972-
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Dates:
1972-2015, undated
Size:
3.15 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1334
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Bil Browning and his husband, Jerame Davis were activists for LGBT issues, locally in Indiana as well as nationally in Washington, D.C.

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Creators:
Livingstone, Ivan
Dates:
1972-1973
Size:
527 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection contains 527 color 35mm slides taken by Ivan Livingstone in West Africa (primarily the Republic of Benin but also in Ghana, Nigeria and Togo) circa 1972-1973. Images depict market scenes, Egúngún and Ifa ceremonies, religious ceremonies of the Celestial Church of Christ, funeral processions, decoration and ornament, clothing and dress, and musicians. There are also several images of the palace of the Oni of Ife. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Yoruba, Ifè, Oyo, Somba, Fon,Dan and Fula peoples.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation
Dates:
circa 1960-2000
Size:
24.5 cu. ft. (49 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-007
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. Most records document the Smithsonian Institution Building ("Castle"). There are a few files on the Arts & Industries Building and other Smithsonian facilities. These records were ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Management Analysis Office
Dates:
1949-1991
Size:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 486
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of Smithsonian Announcements, Office Memoranda, Special Memoranda, Staff Handbooks, and various forms used in Smithsonian offices. The records include correspondence, drafts and other background materials surrounding the creation of these documents. The Announcements concern office name changes, reorganizations, pers...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1972-1994
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document two exhibitions held at the National Portrait Gallery: In the Minds and Hearts of the People: Prologue to the American Revolution, 1760-1774, on view from June 14 through November 17, 1974; and To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss, which was on view from October 27, 1989 through Apri...

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Creators:
Faris, James C.
Dates:
1960-2014, undated
Size:
7.67 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-36
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

James Faris (1936 – present) is an American cultural anthropologist and epistemologist who received his PhD from Cambridge University in 1966. He conducted fieldwork in the fishing settlement of Cat Harbour, Newfoundland, among the Nuba of Southeastern Kordofan in the Sudan, and among the Navajo in the American Southwest. His research specializations include cognitive anthropology, art and aesthetics, ritual, social organization and reproduction, anthropological linguistics, and visual anthropology and critical theory and representation. The James Faris Papers, 1960-2014, primarily document his fieldwork with the Nuba peoples of Southeastern Sudan. His papers also include materials related to representation of the Nuba peoples and various controversies in visual anthropology and documentary film that related to Leni Riefenstahl and her filmmaking among the Nuba. During the 1960s Faris was drawn into activism against the Vietnam War while at the University of Connecticut and his papers contain ephemeral materials on radical anthropology and racism from that period. The collection consists of field notes, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, films (including scripts and transcriptions), videos, book and papers drafts, and news and magazine clippings.

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Creators:
Metchewais [McLain], Kimowan
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 Negatives (photographic)
1918 Slides (photographs)
989 Polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan Metchewais [McLain], significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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Creators:
Bransom, Paul, 1885-
Dates:
1862-1985
Size:
10.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.branpaul
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of wildlife illustrator, painter, and cartoonist Paul Bransom measure 10.1 linear feet and date from 1862 to 1985. Almost half of the collection is comprised of Bransom's correspondence, which is particularly rich in documenting his early career as an illustrator, and his relationships with authors, art editors, and publishers from the 1900s to the 1940s. Correspondence also contains a wealth of cards, many of which bear reproductions or original artwork by his many artist friends. Also found in the papers are biographical essays, certificates and awards, memorabilia, writings and notes, business files, bibliographies, an artwork inventory, exhibition catalogs, clippings, printed illustrations, pamphlets, photographs, scrapbooks, and original artwork.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Dates:
1969-2005
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-140
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audio recordings created or maintained by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). The majority of the recordings document lectures, speeches, talks, and other events at the museum, including the HMSG groundbreaking and dedication. Other recordings are interviews of artists performed by staff or interviews ...

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