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Creators:
Gaston, Godfrey O., 1928-
Dates:
1964-1991
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.gastgodf
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence with and/or relating to artists John Singer Sargent, Walt Kuhn, Grant Wood, George A. Curtis, Anne Marie Jauss, and others. Approximately 300 items.

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Creators:
Reisman, Marshall, 1914-2009
Dates:
1959-2010
bulk 1972-1989
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.reismars
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Marshall Reisman papers concerning George Nakashima are dated 1959-2010, bulk 1972-1989, and comprise 0.2 linear feet. The papers include letters, correspondence, annotated sketches, photographs, financial records, and printed material related to commissioned works by woodworker and sculptor George Nakashima for art collector Marshall Reisman.

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Creators:
Kanovitz, Howard
Dates:
circa 1950-2009
Size:
9 Linear feet
1 Gigabyte
Collection ID:
AAA.kanohowa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Howard Kanovitz measure 9.0 linear feet and 1 GB and date from the mid-1950s through Kanovitz's death in 2009, with the bulk from 1966 to 1990. The collection documents Kanovitz's work as a professional artist through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings, interviews, personal business recor...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1929-1974
Size:
3 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1448
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document consulting engineer Morris Jacks and his work with the Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium, and the Third Avenue Transit Corporation.

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Creators:
Meredith, Janet
Westerfield, Liz
Dates:
2011-2016
Size:
0.98 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.merejane
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection consists of digital recordings of interviews with fourteen retired art museum directors, and measures 0.980 GB. The interviews were conducted by Janet Meredith and Liz Westerfield in 2011-2013 as part of the 21st Century Voices Oral History Project. Each audio interview is accompanied with a transcript.

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Creators:
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973
Dates:
1913-1973
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((5 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0525
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of two annual reports, two photograph albums, and a set of microfilm of 26 scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings chronicling Rickenbacker's aviation career. The two photo albums are as follows: 'In Commemoration of the Dedication of the Rickenbacker Foundation,' and 'The Great Silver Fleet,' which features ...

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Creators:
Takeuchi, Beatrice, 1921-
Dates:
undated
1998
Size:
54 Pages
Collection ID:
AAA.takebeat
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Beatrice Takeuchi memoir, 1998. Takeuchi begins with her recollections of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and her stay in a War Relocation camp and describes in detail her impressions of the faculty, staff, and students at School of Design in Chicago. Most notable recollections involve instructors Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Jack Waldheim, George Fred Keck, Hub...

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Creators:
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988
Dates:
1882 - 1988
Size:
18.66 Linear feet (21 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-010
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

President of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (later Tukegee Institute; now Tuskegee University) from 1935 - 1953 and founder of the United Negro College Fund (1944). Patterson was born on October 10, 1901. Orphaned at age two, he was raised by his eldest sister, Wilhelmina (Bess), a school teacher in Texas. He studied at Iowa State College, where he received a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1923 and a master of science degree in 1927. Five years later, he was awarded a second doctorate degree from Cornell University. Patterson taught veterinary science for four years at Virginia State College, where he was also Director of Agriculture. His tenure at Tuskegee University started in 1928 and spanned almost 25 years, first as head of the veterinary division, then as the director of the School of Agriculture and finally as Tuskegee's third president. He married Catherine Elizabeth Moton, daughter of Tuskegee University's second president, Dr. Robert R. Moton. Patterson also founded the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee in 1944, the same year he founded the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The UNCF continues today as a critical source of annual income for a consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tuskegee University among them.

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Creators:
Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935
Dates:
circa 1858-1965
2008
bulk 1870-1935
Size:
12.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.volkleon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and teacher Douglas Volk (1856-1935) and his father, sculptor Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895), measure 12.4 linear feet and date from circa 1858-1965, 2008, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1870-1935. Douglas Volk's papers document his life and career through biographical material, family and professional correspondence, writings and notes, diaries and journals, financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographs of the artist, his family, friends, and artwork. The papers also provide documentation of the formation and operations of the Sabatos Handicraft Society established with Marion Volk from the Volk's summer home, Hewnoaks, in Center Lovell, Maine. Scattered documentation of the life and work of Leonard Wells Volk, is found in biographical material, land records, letters, memoirs, and photographs.

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Creators:
Kiesler, Lillian, 1910?-2001
Dates:
circa 1910s-2003
bulk 1958-2000
Size:
49.1 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.kieslill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York artist Lillian Kiesler and architect and sculptor Frederick Kiesler measure 49.1 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1910s-2003, with the bulk of the material from 1958-2000. The collection documents their personal and professional lives and the legacy of Frederick Kiesler's work through biographical material, correspondence, legal, financial and business records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed and digital material, writings and interviews, monographs, photographic material, and sound and video recordings. Also found are papers related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and the papers of artist Alice Hodges.

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