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Creators:
Johnson, Ellen H.
Dates:
1872-2018
bulk 1921-1992
Size:
60.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.johnelle
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian, art critic, author, librarian and educator Ellen Hulda Johnson measure 60.3 linear feet and date from 1872-2018, with the bulk of the material dating from 1921-1992. The papers include biographical materials; personal and family files; personal, professional, and business correspondence; extensive research and writing files; teaching files; subject files; professional and curatorial files; and artists' files. Johnson's papers reflect the full range of her career, interests, and close relationships with many artists.

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Creators:
Davidson, Nancy, 1943-
Dates:
1970s-2016
Size:
5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.davinanc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York based interdisciplinary artist Nancy Davidson measure 5 linear feet and date from 1970s-2016. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, illustrated notebooks and notes, gallery and exhibition files, printed material, photographic material, and two sketchbooks. Nearly one linear foot of correspondence arranged chronologically is both personal and professional. Notable correspondents include Michiko Itatani, Joyce Kozloff, Eunice Lipton, Sabra Moore, and Nancy Spero. Galleries and museums include Marianne Denson Gallery; Museum of Contemporary, Chicago; N.A.M.E. Gallery, of which Davidson was an artist member; the Walker Art Center; and White Columns. Over thirty notebooks capture Davidson's work process, evolution of ideas, related sketches in pen and pencil, reflections from readings and lectures, and notes from critiques with fellow artists Rosemary Mayer, Joyce Kozloff, Ray Yoshida, and Richard Halstead. A large sequence of printed material includes announcements, books, bulletins, newsletters, calendars, clippings, exhibition catalogs, periodicals, press releases, programs, and a few other items of printed matter relating to Davidson's professional career.

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Creators:
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988
Dates:
circa 1903-1982
Size:
30.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.neveloui
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Louise Nevelson measure 30.5 linear feet and date from circa 1903 to 1988. The collection documents aspects of the life and work of the sculptor, focusing especially on her later career. Papers include correspondence, personal business records, writings, scrapbooks, early art work, photographs, interviews, awards and honorary degrees, books, and an extensive amount of printed material.

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Creators:
Deem, George, 1932-2008
Dates:
1904-2015
bulk 1960-2008
Size:
18.2 Linear feet
10.71 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.deemgeor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, writer, and dancer George Deem measure 18.2 linear feet and 10.71 GB and date from 1904-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-2008. The collection documents Deem's path from Midwestern farm child to New York City artist and teacher who specialized in recreating works of great masters, especially Johannes Vermeer. Correspondence, exhibition files, subject files, project files, writings by and about Deem, printed and digital material and photographic materials all show the trajectory of Deem's development as an artist.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
circa 1961-1980
Size:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 458
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the work of the Department and its curators in the late 1960s and in the 1970s, with some material dated as early as 1961. The files include correspondence concerning proposed and rejected works of art, some administrative actions, and the Department's relationship with other museums. The majority of the records con...

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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:
Berger, David, 1920-1966
Dates:
circa 1939-1986
Size:
3.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bergdavi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Massachusetts painter, sculptor, and educator David Berger measure 3.8 linear feet and date from circa 1939 to 1986. His career as an artist and professor are documented through biographical material, personal business records, scattered correspondence, gallery files, exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material, as well as nine sketchbooks and photographs depicting Berger, his family, and artwork.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
2001-2006
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records related to the exhibition, Retratos: 2000 Years of Latin American Portraits. These materials were created and maintained by Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director and co-curator for the exhibition. Among Carr's co-curators were Marion Oettinger, Director and Senior Curator, San Antonio Museum of Art; Fatim...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1970-1983, with records dating from 1934
Size:
48.5 cu. ft. (97 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 322
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the tenure of Joshua C. Taylor as Director, 1970-1981, with small amounts of materials from 1960s. Additionally some records date back to 1934. In addition there is a folder of correspondence with David E. Finley dated 1938-1977. Included are files on museum offices, Smithsonian offices, various art commissions, other ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art
Dates:
1966-1980, with related records from 1961
Size:
48 cu. ft. (48 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 281
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the tenure of Charles Blitzer as assistant secretary for History and Art from 1973 to 1979. There are also records pertaining to the Office of Education and Training, 1965-1968, which Blitzer had directed. The celebration of the bicentennial of the American Revolution was a major Smithsonian project from 1972 to 197...

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