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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Administrative Office
Dates:
1963-1987
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 379
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the activities and efforts of the Administrative Office to acquire objects and portraits, most notably correspondence with art collectors and professional artists. The records include correspondence and memoranda with various art collectors, professional artists, domestic and foreign museums, educational institutions...

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Creators:
Held, John, 1947-
Dates:
bulk 1973-2013
1947-2018
Size:
12.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.heldjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of rubberstamp and artistamp artist, performance artist, collector of mail art, and fine arts librarian John Held, Jr. date from 1947-2018, bulk 1973-2013, and measure 12.9 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, 18 printed diaries, letters received by Held from mail artists around the world, art work consisting of artistamps designed by miscellaneous mail artists, interview transcripts, writings, project and event files, printed material, mail art sent for the Gutai Historical Survey Exhibition held at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013, and a collection of biographical material presented by Held at a Mail Art Study Day held at the Archives of American Art in 2018.

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Creators:
Lee, Sherman E.
Dates:
1947-1997
Size:
10.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.leeshere
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Cleveland museum director and art historian Sherman E. Lee measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1947-1997. The records document Lee's extensive career as an art historian, curator and expert on Asian art, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, writer, educator, and consultant. His papers include scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings, travel files, committees and organizations files, consulting files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and one pencil drawing.

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Creators:
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971
Dates:
1890-1973
bulk 1922-1971
Size:
8.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.knatkarp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of cubist painter Karl Knaths measure 8.9 linear feet and date from 1890 to 1973, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1922 to 1971. The collection includes biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, four diaries, 22 notebooks and notes on theoretical color and compositional approaches to painting, published and draft copies of essays on art, miscellaneous printed material, 132 sketchbooks and other artwork.

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Creators:
Giacconi, Riccardo
Dates:
1955-2002
Size:
82.13 cu. ft. (80 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 blueprint storage box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7416
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document Riccardo Giacconi's professional career, and consist of papers illustrating his scientific work and administrative records relating to the institutions at which he worked. There is extensive documentation of Giacconi's professional activities, including meetings attended, papers presented (and published), his services a...

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Creators:
American Federation of Arts
Dates:
1895-1993
bulk 1909-1969
Size:
79.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerfeda
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Federation of Arts (AFA) provide researchers with a complete set of documentation focusing on the founding and history of the organization from its inception through the 1960s. The collection measures 79.8 linear feet, and dates from 1895 through 1993, although the bulk of the material falls between 1909 and 1969. Valuable for its coverage of twentieth-century American art history, the collection also provides researchers with fairly comprehensive documentation of the many exhibitions and programs supported and implemented by the AFA to promote and study contemporary American art, both nationally and abroad.

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Creators:
Duncan, Donald F., Jr.
Duncan Yo-Yo Company.
Dates:
1928-2002
Size:
14 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0807
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Duncan Family Yo-Yo Collection consists of papers, photographs, advertising materials, scrapbooks, clippings and audio-visual materials. These materials trace the rise and fall of the companies owned by the Duncan family as well as the world of yo-yo's. The materials date from 1929 to 2002, with the bulk of the material focused on the Donald F....

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Creators:
Washburn, Wilcomb E.
Dates:
1962-1990
Size:
9.85 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (2 tall document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-125
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the personal papers of Wilcomb E. Washburn, director of the Office of American Studies at the Smithsonian Institution, and document his scholarly interests in American political and cultural history, as well as his professional activities over the years in furtherance of those interests. Materials include corresponde...

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Creators:
Colorado Fuel and Iron Company
Elk Rapids Iron Company
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology
Rust Boiler Company
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Dates:
1890-1928
Size:
5 Cubic feet (14 boxes and 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1070
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers, comprised mostly of business correspondence (typescript, handwritten, and letter press books), from Edwin Rust's career as an engineer, specializing in boilers and steam engines. Also included are agreements, receipts, telegrams, blueprints, sketches, job cost records, rate of wages (Antrim Iron Company), daily labor reports (Elk Rapid Iron...

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Creators:
Yellow Nose, 1848-1910
Voth, H. R. (Henry R.), 1855-1931
Dates:
ca. 1889
Size:
1 Item (disbound volume of 85 drawings (53 leaves, graphite, colored pencil, and ink, 19 x 31 cm.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS166032
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ledger book, now disbound, containing drawings of warfare, courtship, hunting and ceremony. The pages are numbered 1-113, with the following numbers missing: 5-6, 27-28, 31-32, 69-70, 93-96. Endpaper inscribed "Cheyenne Agency, Darlington Ind[ian] Terr[itory]". Additional laminated sheet contains original collector's tag, associated note, and early...

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