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Creators:
Dale, Chester, b. 1883
Dates:
circa 1883-2003
bulk 1920-1970
Size:
8.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.daleches
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York art collector Chester Dale measure 8.4 linear feet and date from circa 1883-2003. Dale amassed one of the world's most complete collections of nineteenth and twentieth century French art, was a collector of eighteenth century American portraitists, and a patron and collector of twentieth American artists including George Bellows and Mary Cassatt. The bulk of the collection dates from 1920 to 1970 and documents Dale's activities through biographical material, correspondence, memoirs and other writings, purchase, sales and estate records, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs.

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Creators:
Laughlin, Robert M.
Dates:
1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016
Size:
39 videocassettes (vhs)
1 videocassettes (betamax)
20 cd-rs
6 electronic discs (dvd)
65.09 Linear feet
50 floppy discs
147 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-06
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Moody Laughlin was an American ethnologist specializing in the study of Mayan language, history, customs, and folklore. He spent the majority of his career working for the Smithsonian Institution, first with the Bureau of American Ethnology, then with the Department of Anthropology. He was a curator emeritus with the department from his retirement in 2006 until his death in 2020. The Robert Moody Laughlin papers (1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016) document his research and professional activities and primarily deal with language and folktales he recorded and studied, as well as the culture and history of the Tzotzil and other Mayan groups in the Chiapas region. His involvement in language education and training, advocacy for the Tzotzil and language and cultural revitalization, and administrative matters at the Smithsonian are also represented. The collection consists of materials created for books and other publications, field notes, research materials, correspondence, administrative files, sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, and electronic records.

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Creators:
Goldfrank, Esther Schiff
Dates:
1920-1980
Size:
7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1982-24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Esther Schiff Goldfrank papers, 1920-1980, document her professional life in anthropology. Much of the field material and reading notes relate to Goldfrank's work on the Pueblos, Navahos, Blood, and Teton Dakota. There is also considerable material of colleagues. Some of this seems to have been given to her directly. Other material, particularly that of Ruth Benedict's Blackfoot project, was acquired by Margaret Mead and then sent to Goldfrank. Included are field notes or manuscript articles concerning the Blackfoot Indians by Benedict, Harry D. Biele, Marjorie Lismer, Jane Richardson, and George D. Spindler. Most of the photographs in the collection concern Goldfrank's early travels with Franz Boas or Harvey Biele's work with the Bloods. Copies of illustrations used in her autobiography are also included.

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Creators:
Grobman, Arnold B,(Arnold Brams),1918-
Dates:
circa 1938-1991
Size:
4.5 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7389
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document the professional career of Arnold B. Grobman. Included are correspondence with colleagues on scientific topics, professional societies business, and files documenting his activities on numerous boards and committees. As a general rule, his files as an academic administrator are not in these papers, nor are some files ...

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Creators:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971
Dates:
circa 1840-1993
bulk 1935-1961
Size:
88 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kentrock
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Rockwell Kent papers measure 88.0 linear feet and date from circa 1840 to 1993 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1935 to 1961. The collection provides comprehensive coverage of Kent's career as a painter, illustrator, designer, writer, lecturer, traveler, political activist, and dairy farmer.

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Creators:
Gertrude Kasle Gallery (Detroit, Mich.)
Dates:
1949-1999
bulk 1964-1983
Size:
8.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.gertkasl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Gertrude Kasle Gallery of Detroit measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1949-1999, with the bulk of records dating from 1964-1983. The collection documents the establishment and operations of this contemporary American art gallery and consists of artists files, business and administrative files, exhibition files, photographic materials, and interviews and lectures in the form of sound recordings.

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Creators:
Sperry, Robert, 1927-1998
Dates:
1951-2002
Size:
13.6 Linear feet
0.907 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.sperrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of ceramicist Robert Sperry measure 13.6 linear feet and 0.907 GB and date from 1951-2002. The collection documents Sperry's career as an artist, teacher, and filmmaker through biographical information, correspondence, exhibition files, gallery files, material on projects and workshops, writings, a scrapbook, financial files, printed and digital material, photographs, moving image materials, and artwork.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Fishes
Dates:
1922, 1927-1965
Size:
12.50 cu. ft. (25 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 234
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence of the members of the staff of the Division of Fishes, 1922, 1927-1965. Most of the correspondence is from domestic and foreign ichthyologists, aquarists, collectors, colleges and universities, museum officials, and the general public. The correspondence generally concerns the identification, exchange, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
circa 1967-1983
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 444
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files maintained by Harry Lowe in his positions as Curator of Exhibits and Assistant, Acting, and Deputy Director.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Administrative Services
Dates:
1968-1985
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 475
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist primarily of the files of Charles J. Robertson and H. Eugene Kelson as Associate Administrator and Administrator, respectively, including Robertson's files as Treasurer of the American Association of Museums, 1982-1984. A few files date back to the late 1960s and the 1970s. Also included is an occasional memorandum of Rob...

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