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Oral history interview with Will Barnet, 1993 April 9

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Interviewee:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012
Interviewer:
Polcari, Stephen
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette : analog.
Transcript: 45 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 28 min. Sound quality is poor.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Will Barnet conducted 1993 April 9, by Stephen Polcari, for the Archives of American Art, in Barnet's studio, at 15 Gramercy Park, New York. Barnet talks about his education at the Boston Museum School and the Art Students League; art education after the Abstract Expressionists; the development of his own work between the 1930's and the 1970's; his involvement with the Indian Space movement; and his work with the Florsheim and Elizabeth Foundations and the Creative Artists Network.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Will Barnet, 1993 April 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on line
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Will Barnet (1911- ) is a painter and printmaker from New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators. Funding for this interview was provided by the Horace N. Goldsmith Foundation.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Printmakers
Sound recordings
Painters
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12011
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215753
AAA_collcode_barnet93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215753
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Oral history interview with Thomas Carr Howe, 1976 June 2-3

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Interviewee:
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
Subject:
M.H. De Young Memorial Museum
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 53 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 37 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Thomas Carr Howe conducted 1976 June 2-3, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Howe speaks of the history of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, the growth of the museum and its collections, the museum's relationship with the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, as well as his service in World War II in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section of the U.S. Army, where he worked closely with George Stout recovering stolen artwork in the salt mines at Alt Aussee.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Thomas Carr Howe, 1976 June 2-3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3198 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Thomas Carr Howe (1904-1994) was a museum director of San Francisco, California.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art museums
Interviews
Sound recordings
Museum directors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13175
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212152
AAA_collcode_howe76
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212152

Oral history interview with Stephen De Staebler, 1994 March 27-May 1

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Interviewee:
De Staebler, Stephen, 1933-2011
Interviewer:
Breslin, Ramsay
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript (draft): 118 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 13 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 23 min.
Summary:
An interview of Stephen De Staebler conducted 1994 March 27-1994 May 1, by Ramsay Breslin, for the Archives of American Art.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Stephen De Staebler, 1994 March 27-May 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Stephen De Staebler (1933-2011) was a sculptor from Berkeley, California.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sculptors
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12207
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215845
AAA_collcode_destae94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215845

Oral history interview with Emily Rauh Pulitzer, 1985 Aug. 9

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Interviewee:
Pulitzer, Emily Rauh
Interviewer:
Prince, Sue Ann
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 18 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 57 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Emily Rauh Pulitzer conducted 1985 Aug. 9, by Sue Ann Kendall, for the Archives of American Art.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Emily Rauh Pulitzer, 1985 Aug. 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Emily Rauh Pulitzer is an art collector from St. Louis, Mo.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12297
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212144
AAA_collcode_pulitz85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212144
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Oral history interview with Grace Morley, 1982 Feb. 6-Mar. 24

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Interviewee:
Morley, Grace, 1900-1985
Interviewer:
McCray, Porter A., 1908-2000
Subject:
Cincinnati Art Museum
San Francisco Art Association
National Museum of India
San Francisco Museum of Art
Unesco
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 31 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 9 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Grace McCann Morley conducted 1982 Feb. 6-1982 Mar. 24, by Porter McCray, for the Archives of American Art.
Morley speaks of her career in museums, beginning with the Cincinnati Art Museum as a curator; becoming the director of the San Francisco Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Art's history and efforts to show contemporary art; the San Francisco Art Association and its support of artists; her involvement in the Golden Gate International Exhibition in 1939; her involvement with Unesco as a consultant on the efforts to recover artworks confiscated by the Germans during World War II; and going to India to help establish their National Museum.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Grace Morley, 1982 Feb. 6-Mar. 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on line.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Grace Morley (1900-1985) was a museum director in both California and India. Morley was the director of the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1934-1958 and was involved in the establishment of the National Museum of India in New Delhi.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Museums
Museum directors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12774
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212030
AAA_collcode_morley82
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212030
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers, 1942-2008, bulk, 1961-2006

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Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.0 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The Ronald A. Kleemann papers circa 1942-2008, measure 2.0 linear feet. Chronological files consist of a wide variety of materials that document his early life and later activities as a Photorealist painter. Project files mainly relate to his race car paintings. Additional records include biographical materials, writings and lectures, printed material, original drawings, and photographs.
Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, 1942-2008, bulk, 1961-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Oral history interview with Ronald A. Kleemann, 2009 Oct. 11-12, conducted by Judith Richards for the Archives of American Art.
Biography Note:
Ronald Kleemann (1937- ) is a Photorealist painter in Valatie, N.Y. Kleemann has an interest in automobiles as subject matter in his artwork.
Provenance:
Donated 2009 by Ronald A. Kleemann.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Photographs
Photo-realism
Drawings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15739
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)286593
AAA_collcode_kleerona
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_286593
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Eva Lee Gallery records, 1921-1973

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Creator:
Eva Lee Gallery
Subject:
Hartley, Marsden
Loewe, Frederick
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)
Lieberman, Harry
Shahn, Ben
Hopkins, John
Benton, Thomas Hart
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff
Grosz, George
Simpson, Merton D. (Merton Daniel)
Nesbitt, Lowell
Marin, John
Corinth, Lovis
Indiana, Robert
Calder, Alexander
Odets, Clifford
Lee, Eva
Christo
Feininger, Lyonel
Albers, Josef
Mommer, Paul
Dalí, Salvador
Magritte, René
Lipchitz, Jacques
Vasarely, Victor
Valentin, Curt
Benn, Ben
Weber, Max
Cornell, Joseph
Korvettes
New Art Circle (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4.0 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
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 reference information on numerous contemporary artists - many represented by the gallery - provenance notes, photographs of artwork, and records of sales and consignments. There are also scattered letters from artists and artwork. Found within the records are scattered sales records of J.B. Neumann's New Art Circle Gallery and a photocopy of an auction catalog for Korvettes Art Galleries in Douglastan, New York. Artists' files contain exhibition catalogs from other galleries as well.
Citation:
Eva Lee Gallery records, 1921-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The Korvettes Art Galleries Auction Catalog is available on 35 mm microfilm Reel 2 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan.
Funding:
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Biography Note:
Eva Lee Gallery was an art gallery in Great Neck, New York and owned by Eva Lee.
Provenance:
The Eva Lee Gallery records were donated in 1973 by Eva Lee through Eloise Spaeth, and in 1978 by Neal Richmond of the Paul Klapper Library, Queens College, Flushing, New York, who had been asked to disperse Lee's gallery records following her sudden death in 1973. A photocopy of the Korvettes Art Galleries Auction Catalog was donated by Eva Lee in 1973. Lee's records also contained financial files belonging to art dealer J. B. Neumann and his New Art Circle Gallery, whose estate she had worked on in 1966.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the records of the Eva Lee Gallery in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 4,839 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographs
Watercolor drawings
Art galleries, Commercial
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8866
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211051
AAA_collcode_evalee
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211051
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Oral history interview with Milford Zornes, 1999 July 18-September 5

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Interviewee:
Zornes, James Milford, 1908-2008
Interviewer:
Anderson, Susan M. (Susan Mary)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Transcript: 152 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 12 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 22 digital wav files. Duration is 11 hrs., 2 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Milford Zornes conducted 1999 July 18-September 5, by Susan M. Anderson, for the Archives of American Art, in Zornes' studio/home, Claremont, California.
Beginning with his childhood in Oklahoma, this interview recounts the formative influences on Mr. Zornes' development as an artist, including his close relationship with Millard Sheets at Pomona College. He discussed the impact of the Mexican muralist Jose Clemente Orozco on his work and on other artists of the California School as well as the importance of nature. He recalled his prolific work on federally-funded art projects such as the PWAP and his mural commission for the Claremont Post Office. Mr. Zornes discussed the impact that WWII had on the California School in general and his particular experience on the China-Burma-India front as one of forty-two official US army artists. He described his long career as a teacher in various educational institutions as well as in outdoor painting workshops conducted around the world. Finally, Mr. Zornes discussed his struggle with macular degeneration and the subsequent change in his working methods due to his recent blindness.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Milford Zornes, 1999 July 18-September 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available online
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
James Milford Zornes (1908-2008) was a painter from Claremont, California. Zornes is one of the leading artists of the California School, a West Coast watercolor movement that arose during the Depression era.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for this interview provided by Orange County Museum of Art Historical Collections Council
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12820
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)222975
AAA_collcode_zornes99
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_222975
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Paul Bodin papers, 1932-1981

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Creator:
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994
Subject:
Gottlieb, Adolph
Gottlieb, Esther Dick
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Letters from Adolph Gottlieb; photographs of paintings by Bodin; a clipping; and exhibition announcements and catalogs for Bodin.
Citation:
Paul Bodin papers, 1932-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter; New York, N.Y.; d. 1994.
Provenance:
Donated by Bodin and by his son, Aaron, 1993.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Abstract expressionism
Painters
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6370
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215226
AAA_collcode_bodipaul
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215226
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Thomas B. Brumbaugh research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1876-1994, (bulk 1960s-1994)

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Creator:
Brumbaugh, Thomas B. (Thomas Brendle), 1921-
Subject:
Thayer, Abbott Handerson
Vanderbilt University
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.4 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
Brumbaugh, an art historian and educator, wrote several articles on Thayer, and these papers contain related correspondence, photocopies and transcripts of Abbott Handerson Thayer's correspondence, research files, and copyprint photographs. Also found are Brumbaugh's research files on various other artists compiled during his career.
Citation:
Thomas B. Brumbaugh research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1876-1994, (bulk 1960s-1994). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also houses several collections related to Abbott Handerson Thayer. These include the Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers, 1851-1999; the Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, circa 1890-1893; "The Drawings of Abbott Thayer," by Elizabeth Robins Pennell, circa 1921; and the Nelson and Henry C. White research material, 1898-1978, which includes many original letters, photographs, and other material originally belonging to the Thayer family.
Biography Note:
Art historian; Clarksville, Tenn. Brumbaugh is professor of fine arts at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and author of many articles on American art and artists.
Provenance:
Donated 1995 and 2004 by Thomas Brumbaugh.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art historians
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6604
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215913
AAA_collcode_brumthom
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215913
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Joseph F. McCrindle papers, 1877-2013

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Creator:
McCrindle, Joseph F., 1923-2008
Subject:
Levey, Michael
DuBourg, Antoine
Feder, Edith Mosler
Moffett, Odette Feder
Benedict, Pinckney
Rowe, John
Feder, Joseph Fuller
Sewell, Brian
Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation
Henfield Foundation
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
5.3 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of New York art collector and philanthropist, Joseph F. McCrindle, measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1877-2013. The collection documents McCrindle's art collecting, art donations, philanthropy, family affairs, and personal estate. Found are extensive art inventories, sales receipts, gift and loan documentation, and photographs of artwork. The papers also include Joseph McCrindle's estate records and wills, family papers, records from the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, correspondence with museums and galleries, and photographs of McCrindle and family members.
Citation:
Joseph F. McCrindle papers, 1877-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2014 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website. Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation records and printed material have not been digitized.
Funding:
The Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation provided funding for the processing and digitization of the collection.
Related Materials:
The bulk of Joseph F. McCrindle's papers are housed at Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Biography Note:
Lifelong resident of New York City, Joseph Feder McCrindle (1923-2008) was a collector, art patron, publisher, and philanthropist.
Provenance:
The Joseph F. McCrindle papers were donated in 2012-2013 by Joseph F. McCrindle via John Rowe, president and CEO of the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Joseph F. McCrindle in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 7,038 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographs
Blueprints
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16085
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)361271
AAA_collcode_mccrjose
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_361271
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Erwin Panofsky papers, 1904-1990, bulk, 1920-1968

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Creator:
Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
19.8 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Summary:
The papers of Erwin Panofsky measure 19.3 linear feet and are dated 1904-1990, bulk dates 1920-1968. They consist of correspondence, writings, biographical material, and printed material documenting Panofsky's career as an art historian, teacher, and writer.
Citation:
Erwin Panofsky papers, 1904-1990, bulk, 1920-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Series 1: Correspondence, is available on 35-mm microfilm reels 2108-2128 at Archives of American Art and through interlibrary loan.
Use Note:
The Erwin Panofsky papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that she may own.
Related Materials:
Among the Archives' holdings is a collection of letters from Erwin Panofsky to art historians Wolfgang Stechow (1930-1931) and Lili FrÞohlich-Bum (1931), and to Brooklyn Museum art librarian William B. Walker (1960) which is available on 35-mm microfilm reel 5136, frames 812-824. The letters to Stechow were written as he was preparing a review of Panofsky's book, Hercules am Scheidewege und andere antike Bildstoffe inder neueren Kunst, and provide additional information not found in the book itself. The letter to Mr. Walker is in English, and the remainder are in German. The originals are still in the possession of Irving Lavin, who found them in Stechow's copy of Hercules am Scheidewege given him by Mrs. Stechow.
Biography Note:
Erwin Panofsky (1892-1990) was an Art historian in Princeton, N.J. Panofsky was born in Germany. Came to the U.S. in 1933 after he was dismissed by the Nazis from his post at the University of Hamburg. He became professor for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.
Language Note:
Galleys of "Saturn and Melancholy" and some letters are in German.
Provenance:
The bulk of the material was donated in 1979 and 1990 by Gerda Soergel Panofsky, widow of Panofsky. Additional bound lecture volumes donated in 2010 by Barnet Kottler, who purchased them at auction.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art historians
Art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8926
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211112
AAA_collcode_panoerwi
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211112
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Oral history interview with Preston Singletary, 2011 March 23-24

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Interviewee:
Singletary, Preston, 1963-
Interviewer:
Savig, Mary, 1982-
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Washington (State)
Physical Description:
Transcript: 55 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 memory cards as 8 digital sound files. Duration is 3 hr., 48 min.
Summary:
An interview of Preston Singletary conducted 2011 March 23-24, by Mary Savig, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Singletary's studio, in Seattle, Washington.
Singletary speaks of his family background, especially his Tlingit heritage and his grandmother; his early interest in music; his job at the Glass Eye Studio in Seattle; his formative years as a glass blower in Seattle and at Pilchuck Glass School; his early styles and processes in the modern Venetian tradition; his interest in Tlingit motifs; early mentors including David Svenson, Joe David, and Tony Jojola; collaboration in the studio with other glass artists and other native artists who work with various media; his interest in the modernist primitivist art movement; the character of significant exhibitions and commissions; his collaborative project with David Svenson and native Alaskans on the Pilchuck Founders' Totem; how he met his wife in Sweden; descriptions of his processes and techniques, including lighting techniques; his retrospective at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and the Smithsonian's Gustave Heye Center in New York; current and future directions of his work; the character of his studio, including the contributions of his assistants; collaborations with other native artists including Tammy Garcia, Joe Feddersen, and Maori jade carver Lewis Gardiner; his interest in Jungian psychology and shamanism; his relationship with critics, collectors, and dealers; and his involvement with native communities. Singletary also recalls Dante Marioni, Paul Marioni, Benjamin Moore, Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Stanislav Libensky, Napoleone Martinuzzi, David Svenson, Keke Cribs, Joe David, Tony Jojola, John Hauberg, Richard Royal, Tammy Garcia, Joe Feddersen, Brian Jungen, and James Luna.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Preston Singletary, 2011 March 23-24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Biography Note:
Preston Singletary (1963- ) is a glass artist in Seattle, Washington.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sound recordings
Glass artists
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15931
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)299007
AAA_collcode_single11
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_299007
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Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists, 1919-2001, bulk 1973-1991

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Creator:
Prescott, Kenneth Wade, 1920-
Prescott, Emma-Stina
Subject:
Greenbaum, Dorothea S.
Browne, Byron
De Creeft, José
Slonem, Hunt
Goulet, Lorrie H.
Chapin, James
Maitin, Samuel C. (Samuel Calman)
Olds, Elizabeth
Hunt, Richard
Anuszkiewicz, Richard
Diller, Burgoyne
Levine, Jack
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
9.4 linear feet.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists measures 9.4 linear feet and dates from 1919 to 2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1973 to 1991. Kenneth Prescott, an art historian and educator, and his wife Emma-Stina, also an art historian, maintained extensive files concerning artists James Chapin, Burgoyne Diller, Dorothea S. Greenbaum, Jack Levine, and Elizabeth Olds. These files typically include correspondence, artwork inventories, exhibition catalogs and other printed materials, notes, interviews, photographs, and slides. A small amount of material also documents the works of Richard Anuszkiewicz, Byron Browne, Jose de Creeft, Lorrie Goulet, Richard Hunt, Sam Maitin, and Hunt Slonem.
Citation:
Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists, 1919-2001, bulk 1973-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
Chapin and Greenbaum material: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Kenneth W. Prescott and Emma-Stina Prescott, 2526 Tanglewood Trail, Austin, Tex. 78703
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Burgoyne Diller papers which include papers and artwork donated by Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott. The Kenneth W. Prescott and Emma-Stina Prescott Collection of Ben Shahn is available at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin.
Biography Note:
Kenneth Prescott (1920- 2013) was an art historian and author in San Antonio, Texas. Prescott's wife, Emma-Stina is also an art historian.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in several installments by Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott from 1987 to 2001.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art historians
Artists
Interviews
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9563
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211764
AAA_collcode_preskenn
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211764
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Oral history interview with Henry Booth, 1979 September 10

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Interviewee:
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988
Interviewer:
Taragin, Davira Spiro
Subject:
Saarinen, Eero
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1 sound cassette.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 24 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Henry Booth conducted 1979 September 10, by J. Gerard, W. M. Riordan, and D. Taragin. Booth speaks of Eero Saarinen and the art and architecture of the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Henry Booth, 1979 September 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Henry S. Booth (1897-1988) was an architect from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Full name Henry Scripps Booth.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Architects
Art, American
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214170
AAA_collcode_booth79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214170

A. S. Baylinson papers, 1929-1955

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Creator:
Baylinson, A. S., 1882-1950
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 linear feet.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Found are a biographical account, printed material, and photographs of Baylinson and of his works of art.
Citation:
A. S. Baylinson papers, 1929-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter and teacher (New York City); born in Moscow, Russia.
Provenance:
The donor is the artist's widow.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Exhibition catalogs
Painters
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5879
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208719
AAA_collcode_baylas
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208719
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Everett Edward Thompson Lantern Slides

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Creator:
Thompson, Everett Edward, 1876-1962
Names:
Kuhn, Irene
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (approximate number: 151 Items)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
East Indies
Indonesia
Java
Malaysia
Date:
1899-1962
Summary:
The papers, 1899-1962, of editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson (1876-1962) primarily document his 1905 trip to Indonesia and subsequent lectures delivered from 1913-1919 and 1956. Portions of the papers are photocopies. Included are obituaries; a portrait photograph dated 1899; portions of a travel journal; announcements, notes, and 132 glass stereopticons assembled in preparation for lectures on Indonesia; a letter; printed material and clippings related to language and the Webster-Merriam dictionaries; and a handwritten copy of Irene Kuhn's 1961 news article on the early history of U.S. field teaching in the Philippines.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers, 1899-1962, of editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson (1876-1962) primarily document his 1905 trip to Indonesia and subsequent lectures delivered from 1913-1919 and 1956. Portions of the papers are photocopies. Included are obituaries; a portrait photograph dated 1899; portions of a travel journal; announcements, notes, and 132 glass stereopticons assembled in preparation for lectures on Indonesia; a letter; printed material and clippings related to language and the Webster-Merriam dictionaries; and a handwritten copy of Irene Kuhn's 1961 news article on the early history of U.S. field teaching in the Philippines. Total: 151 items
Arrangement note:
The collection is organized into seven series:

Series 1: -- Biographical Data

Series 2: -- Portrait Photograph

Series 3: -- Travel Journal

Series 4: -- Lecture notes and announcements

Series 5: -- Letter

Series 6: -- Printed Matter

Series 7: -- Lantern Slides
Biographical Information:
Editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in1876. He received an A.B. degree from Amherst College in 1899. From 1901-1905 Thompson fufilled an appointment to a government teaching position in the Philippines. In 1905 he traveled from Manila to Singapore, and then to Burma, India, Ceylon, Java, the Straits Settlements, and Japan. From 1905 to 1909 he was part of the editorial staff of the G&C Merriam Company, publisher of the Webster-Merriam dictionaries, Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1907 he married Emily Lecretia Bettes and two years later in 1909 received an M.A. from Amherst College where he wrote a thesis on, "The Spanish Element in the English Language." From 1910-1920 Thomspon served as editor of foreign language textbooks, American Book Company, New York City. In 1920 he received honorary doctor of letters (Litt. D) from Syracuse University. That same year Thompson rejoined the Webster dictionary editorial staff of G&C Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts where he remained until 1949. Everett Edward Thompson died 1962 March 24 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1876 June 20 -- Born in Springfield, Massachusetts

1899 -- Received A.B. degree from Amherst College

1901-1905 -- Appointed government teaching position in the Philippines

1905 -- Traveled from Manila to Singapore, and then to Burma, India, Ceylon, Java, the Straits Settlements, and Japan

1905-1909 -- Joined editorial staff of the G&C Merriam Company, publisher of the Webster-Merriam dictionaries, Springfield, Massachusetts

1907 -- Married Emily Lecretia Bettes

1909 -- Received M.A. from Amherst College. Thesis on, "The Spanish Element in the English Language."

1910-1920 -- Editor of foreign language textbooks, American Book Company, New York City

1913 -- Birth of son Ronald

1920 -- Received honorary doctor of letters (Litt. D) from Syracuse University

1920-1949 -- Re-joined the Webster dictionary editorial staff of G&C Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts

1962 March 24 -- Died in Springfield, Massachusetts
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives by Everett Edward Thompson's son, Ronald Thompson, in 1991.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Rights:
No restrictions on use.
Topic:
Indonesia--Description and travel
Royalty, Netherlands
Genre/Form:
Lecture notes
Photographs
Citation:
Everett Edward Thompson Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ronald Thompson, 1991.
Identifier:
FSA.A1991.05
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Everett Edward Thompson Lantern Slides
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1991-05
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Oral history interview with Peter Howard Selz, 1999 November 3

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Interviewee:
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Transcript: 25 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 1 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Peter Selz conducted 1999 November 3, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Selz's home, Berkeley, California.
This interview was conducted at Selz's request to provide a narrative conversation for a catalogue to accompany "Cross-Currents in Modern Art: A Tribute to Peter Selz," an exhibition at Achim Moeller Gallery in New York City, February 2 to March 3, 2000.
The interview focused on Selz's career as an art historian, and on the subject of modernism, with particular attention to Selz's writings and the many exhibitions in which less familiar artists (German Expressionists, Klimt, Schiele, Californians, Leon Golub, other figurative painters) and even movements (Art Nouveau, Futurism, Exhibition Momentum, Funk) were introduced. Selz discussed teaching at Moholy-Nagy's New Bauhaus in Chicago; his divergent ideas from more typical mainstream thinking about modernism primarily in formalist terms; his views on and understanding of modern art through his teaching and as a museum curator (Museum of Modern Art, NYC) and director (University Art Museum, Berkeley).
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Peter Howard Selz, 1999 November 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on line
Funding:
Funding for this interview was provided by the Richard Baker Fund. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Peter Howard Selz (1919- ) was a curator and art historian from Berkeley, California.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Art historians
Sound recordings
Art, Modern
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11943
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)222754
AAA_collcode_selz99
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_222754
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American Art Research Council records, 1935-1956

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Creator:
American Art Research Council
Subject:
Force, Juliana
Whitney Museum of American Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3.0 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The records of the American Art Research Council, a cooperative research group headquartered at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, measure 3 linear feet and date from 1935 to 1956. The records include Chairman Juliana Force's correspondence, administrative correspondence, advisory committee files, miscellaneous administrative files, scattered financial records, and printed materials.
Citation:
American Art Research Council records, 1935-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels N609-N614 at the Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the film does not represent the entirety of the collection and the arrangement on film does not match the arrangement of the collection as reflected in the finding aid.
Biography Note:
The American Art Research Council (AARC) was founded in 1942 when the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City proposed that museums across the country establish a collaborative centralized organization for American art research.
Provenance:
The American Art Research Council records were donated by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1978 as part of a larger donation of museum records.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9397
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211594
AAA_collcode_amerartr
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211594

Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast, 1917-1984, bulk 1930-1984

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Creator:
Travis, Lillian, 1886-1961
Subject:
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil
Glackens, Ira
Glackens, William J. (William James)
Prendergast, Charles
Travis, Marion
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Summary:
The Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1917-1984. The majority of the collection consists of photographs of William Glackens, his family, and friends, Charles and Maurice Prendergast. The papers also include Ira Glackens's letters to Marion Travis and printed material.
Citation:
Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast, 1917-1984, bulk 1930-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Lillian E. Travis (1886-1961) lived in New York and was a colleague of Edith Dimock Glackens at the Art Students League. Travis modelled for William Glacken's painting, "The Shoppers."
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Lillian E. Travis's granddaughter, Sarah Crawford Fox, in 2012.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16030
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)306783
AAA_collcode_travlill
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_306783
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