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Creators:
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970
Dates:
1873-2001
bulk 1904-1970
Size:
12.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.poorhenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Henry Varnum Poor measure 12.9 linear feet and date from 1873-2001, with the bulk from the period 1904-1970. Correspondence, writings, artwork, printed material and photographs document Poor's work as a painter, muralist, ceramic artist and potter, architect, designer, writer, war artist, educator and a co-founder of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Also found is extensive information about the design and construction of Crow House, his home in New City, New York, commissions for other architectural projects, and his personal life.

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Creators:
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982
Dates:
1871-2004, bulk 1910s-1980s
bulk 1910-1990
Size:
28.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.decrjose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Spanish-born sculptor and educator José de Creeft measure 28.1 linear feet and date from 1871 to 2004 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1910s to the 1980s. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, fifty diaries, writings, subject files, personal business records, printed materials, twenty-seven photo albums and other photographs, scrapbooks, and scattered sketches.

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Creators:
Karp, Ivan
Dates:
circa 1945-2012
bulk 1969-2012
Size:
16.24 Linear Feet (43 boxes and 2 sets of rolled maps)
0.21 Gigabytes
19 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ivan Karp (1943-2011) was a curator of African Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from 1984 to 1993. He was also a professor at Emory University from 1993 to 2011. He conducted fieldwork among the Iteso (Teso) of Kenya and made significant contributions to the areas of African systems of thought, social theory, museum studies, and public scholarship. His collection contains his research on the Iteso of Kenya; his work at Emory University and the Smithsonian Institution; his reviews of manuscripts and books; recommendations that he wrote for his colleagues and students; his published articles and papers presented at conferences; and his project files on various topics including museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship, agency and personhood, and the history of social anthropology.

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Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
circa 1960-1980
Size:
107.16 cu. ft. (105 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 638
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of project files documenting the repairs, improvement, and renovation of existing Smithsonian buildings. The records include memoranda with Smithsonian offices, correspondence with contractors, blueprints, cost analyses, specifications, and photographs. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the...

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Creators:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942
Dates:
1851-1975
bulk 1888-1942
Size:
36.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.whitgert
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers measure approximately 36.1 linear feet and date from 1851 to 1975, with the bulk of the material dating from 1888 to 1942. The collection documents the life and work of the art patron and sculptor, especially her promotion of American art and artists, her philanthropy and war relief work, her commissions for memorial sculpture, and her creative writing. Papers include correspondence, journals, writings, project files, scrapbooks, photographs, artwork, printed material, two sound recordings, and miscellaneous personal papers.

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Chief Curator
Dates:
1990-2001
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-150
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting exhibition planning and production. Materials include proposals, scripts, budgets, correspondence, checklists, images of objects, and floor plans.

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Sculptors Guild (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
1936-1979
Size:
5.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sculguil
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Sculptors Guild measure 5.7 linear feet, date from 1936-1979, and document the history of this non-profit artist organization from its inception in 1937 to the late 1970s. The records contain correspondence and minutes documenting the activities of the Guild's various committees, legal and financial records, artist files for Guild members, exhibition files, printed material, scrapbooks and photographs.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology
Dates:
1932-2000
Size:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-181
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of Karl V. Krombein (1912- ), Chairman of the Department, 1965-1971; and Senior Entomologist, 1971-2000. The records encompass the scope of his career, from Cornell University, to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to the U.S. Air Force Malaria Control Unit, to his tenure at the Smithsonian. Materials ...

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Creators:
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978
Dates:
circa 1921-1971
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.schmkath
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and arts advocate Katherine Schmidt measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1921 to 1971. Scattered correspondence, speeches, proposals, meeting minutes, and notes focus primarily on Schmidt's advocacy for federal and state government support of the arts. Printed materials includes exhibition catalogs, clippings, press releases documenting Schmidt's painting career and arts advocacy work. Photographs include portrait photos of Schmidt and photographs of Schmidt's drawings. There are two photographs taken by her first husband Yasuo Kuniyoshi of Schmidt with friends at a party.

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Creators:
Weichsel, John, 1870-1946
Dates:
1905-1965, bulk 1905-1929
bulk 1905-1929
Size:
0.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.weicjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1905-1965 with the bulk of the material dating from 1905-1929. The papers consist almost entirely of the records of the People's Art Guild, founded by Weichsel, and include administrative records, correspondence, writings and notes, business and financial records, printed material, and artwork.

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