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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Department
Dates:
1973-2017
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-244
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by David A. Romanowski, Writer-Editor, documenting the development of exhibitions and portions of exhibitions at the National Air and Space Museum and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. A small amount of records also document Exhibits Design Department activities, procedures, and non-exhi...

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Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Blake, Marion Elizabeth
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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Creators:
Borgatti, Jean
Dates:
1971-2003
Size:
3617 Slides (photographs) (color, 35 mm)
166 Contact sheets ((2 binders))
3555 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 35 mm)
4 Notebooks ((1 box))
1 Cassette tape ((2 boxes))
25 Film reels (Super 8)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2016-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Jean Borgatti's collection dates from 1971 to 2003 and was created in Nigeria and Ghana. Much of the collection documents masquerades, shrines, festivals, market scenes, and ceremonies, and includes images of Urhobo, Uzairue, Ishan (Esan), Etsako, and Otuo peoples.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Research and Scholars Center
Dates:
1977-1995
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-068
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the departmental records of the Research and Scholars Center at the National Museum of American Art (1989-present), formerly known as the Office of Research Support (1982-1989). Most of the files date from the 1980s and reflect the activities of Office Chief Eleanor E. Fink, 1976-1987, and Rachel M. Allen as Ass...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 29-July 10, 2016
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2016
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:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949
Dates:
1870-1971
bulk 1890-1940
Size:
7.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.claralso
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and muralist Alson Skinner Clark measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1870 to 1971, with the bulk of the material from 1890 to 1940. Clark's career is documented through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, galleries, and dealers; eleven diaries by the artist as well as 16 by his wife Medora Clark; stories and essays by Medora; financial records and business files of art and civilian concerns; assorted printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements, maps, news clippings (singly and in scrapbooks), advertisements, and ephemera; and photographs of the artist, his friends and family, studio, travels, and artwork.

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Creators:
American Academy in Rome
Dates:
1855-2012
Size:
65.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ameracar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Academy in Rome measure 65.9 linear feet and date from 1855 to 2012. The collection documents the history of the institution from its inception in 1894 as the American School of Architecture in Rome, through the end of World War II, and chronicles the contributions the academy has made to America's cultural and intellectual development. Nearly one-half of the collection consists of an unprocessed addition received in 2014 containing records that mostly post-date World War II and include correspondence and subject files of officers and executives based in the New York office of American Academy in Rome.

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Creators:
Eva Lee Gallery
Dates:
1921-1973
Size:
4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.evalee
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The scattered records of the New York contemporary American art Eva Lee Gallery measure 4.0 linear feet and date from 1921-1973. Artist files contain provenance notes, photographs of artwork, records of sales and consignments, exhibition catalogs from other galleries, and reference information on numerous contemporary artists, many represented by the gallery. There are also scattered letters and artwork from artists, scattered sales records of J.B. Neuman's New Art Circle Gallery, and a photocopy of an auction catalog for Korvettes Art Galleries in Douglastan, New York. A significant amount of information is found within the collection about Alexander Calder, Lovis Corinth, Salvadore Dali, Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz, Robert Indiana, Harry Lieberman, Rene Magritte, John Marin, Lowell Nesbitt, Ben Shahn, Victor Vasarely, and Max Weber.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Public Information Office
Dates:
1977-1983
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-166
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of press releases, general correspondence, and memoranda regarding announcements for various museum exhibitions and programs, exhibition brochures, and working notes used by museum staff for preparing press releases.

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Creators:
Oakes, Claudia M.
Dates:
circa 1909-1978
bulk 1904-1920
Size:
0.74 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0424
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of research material used by National Air and Space Curator Claudia Oakes to prepare the publication United States Women in Aviation through World War I (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978).

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