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Women Artists

Collection Creator:
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 90
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s-1970s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Hassel Smith papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Hassel Smith papers, circa 1900-2004, bulk 1930-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-smithass-ref196

Women Artists, (list)

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 374, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref15862

National Association of Women Artists

Collection Creator:
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1965
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment. Mike Nevelson letters are sealed.
Collection Rights:
The Louise Nevelson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Louise Nevelson papers, circa 1903-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-neveloui-ref118

Linda Nochlin Consider the Difference: American Women Artists

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-11-19T07:01:26.000Z
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianVideos
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_PYRnH-DmO7E

San Francisco Women Artists records

Creator:
San Francisco Women Artists  Search this
Names:
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Labaudt, Marcelle, 1892-1987  Search this
Whitney, Susan A.  Search this
Windslade, Dorothy  Search this
Extent:
15.5 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Scrapbooks
Photograph albums
Date:
1925-1999
Summary:
The San Francisco Women Artists records measure 15.5 linear feet, date from 1925 to 1999, and include administrative records, correspondence, membership files, exhibition files, inventory records, printed material, twenty scrapbooks, photographs, eight photograph albums, and two motion picture film reels.
Scope and Contents:
The San Francisco Women Artists records measure 15.5 linear feet and date from 1925 to 1999. The activities of the SFWA are documented through administrative records, correspondence, membership files, exhibition files, inventory records, printed material, twenty scrapbooks, photographs, eight photograph albums, and two motion picture film reels.

Administrative records include daily journals and publicity materials, historical materials and founding documents, meeting minutes and agendas, artist council and committee meetings, and member and patron surveys. Also found within administrative records are materials on Marcelle Labaudt, SFWA Executive Secretary then Executive Director for many years, including original film footage and sound recordings for a career retrospective film project. Correspondence is with potential donors and patrons, board members, members, and artists. Membership files contain ledgers of paid memberships, lists of dropped members, membership applications and rosters, membership biographies, renewals and statistics, and membership directories.

Exhibition files contain price lists and display placards, slides and photographs, and printed materials relating to shows and exhibitions presented by various SFWA members and cooperating organizations, including the San Francisco Art Institute. Shows include "Celebration of International Women" (1991), "The Paintings of Dorothy Windslade" (1994), annual juried SFWA shows and emerging artists exhibitions (1947-circa 1994), "Art of Susan A. Whitney Exhibit and Silent Auction" (1997), and "Hands and Heart, the Art of Healing" (1997), among others.

Inventory records contain artist inventory cards noting various artwork and exhibitions. Printed material includes books, SFWA bulletins, SFWA calendars, clippings, and exhibition printed materials, such as announcements, brochures, and catalogs. Twenty scrapbooks document the SFWA through clippings, exhibition documentation, photographs, biographies, and annotations. Eight photograph albums depict exhibitions and shows, artwork and artists. Also found within photographs are slides, negatives, and loose photographs depicting works of art, gallery and receptions, and meetings.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 8 series:

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1925-circa 1998 (6.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-6, FC 17-18)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-1998 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 6-7)

Series 3: Membership Files, 1925-circa 1998 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 7-8)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1947-circa 1998 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 8-9)

Series 5: Inventory Records, circa 1974-circa 1985 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 9-10)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1926-1999 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 10-11, 16)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1925-circa 1990s (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 11-13, 15)

Series 8: Photographs 1970-circa 1990s (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 13-14, 16)
Biographical / Historical:
San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) is one of California's oldest arts organizations, dating its founding to 1887 as the Sketch Club. At that time, members met monthly to share and critique one another's work and to travel together on sketching trips. After the great earthquake in 1906 destroyed the club's headquarters, the group floundered and reorganized and merged with other organizations that also included men. By 1925, however, a core group of women broke away and formed the San Francisco Society of Women Artists. The SFWA's founding mission was "... the study and furtherance of all interests common to the arts both graphic and plastic … and to support causes neglected by other art organizations in the Bay Area." Early members include Alice B. Chittenden, Helen Hyde, Matilda Lotz, Clara Taggart McChesney, M. Evelyn McCormick, Dora Williams, and Eva Almond Withrow. Other members included Marcelle Labaudt, Dorr Bothwell, Claire Falkenstein, Ruth Asawa, Nell Sinton, Imogen Cunningham, Eleanor Dickenson, Jo Hansen, Emmy Lou Packard, Eleanore Rappe, Ruth Armer, Barbara Spring, Beth Van Hoesen and Dorothy Winslade.

The Society held its first exhibition in 1926. In 1932, Frida Kahlo's painting, Frieda and Diego Rivera, was shown at the "Sixth Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists" and was the first public showing of Kahlo's work. In 1946 the organization shortened its name to the San Francisco Women Artists.

In 1976 the SFWA and exective director Marcelle Labaudt were commended in a Senate Resolution for "outstanding contributions to the cultural enhancement of the City of San Francisco." In 1983 the SFWA procured a gallery at 451 Hayes Street, which provided exhibition space for members, as well as an art rental program. In 1985 the gallery moved to 370 Hayes Street. The SFWA celebrated its centennial in 1994 with an exhibition including work of many past members.

This organization continues to host monthly themed juried shows and is dedicated to encouraging and promoting the work of women artists.
Provenance:
Pam Foley, president of the San Francisco Women Artists donated the records in 1999.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The San Francisco Women Artists records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Women artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Scrapbooks
Photograph albums
Identifier:
AAA.sanfrawa
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-sanfrawa

San Francisco Women Artists records, 1925-1999

Creator:
San Francisco Women Artists  Search this
Subject:
Windslade, Dorothy  Search this
Labaudt, Marcelle  Search this
Whitney, Susan A.  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Photograph albums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6248
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216572
AAA_collcode_sanfrawa
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216572
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New York Society of Women Artists

Collection Creator:
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment. Mike Nevelson letters are sealed.
Collection Rights:
The Louise Nevelson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Louise Nevelson papers, circa 1903-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-neveloui-ref120

Event Calendar, National Association of Women Artists

Collection Creator:
Halper, Nathan  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Nathan Halper business records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Nathan Halper business records, 1952-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-halpnath-ref202

Some Living American Women Artists/Last Supper

Artist:
Mary Beth Edelson, born East Chicago, IN 1933  Search this
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
25 x 38 1/8 in. (63.5 x 96.8 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1972
Topic:
Figure group\female  Search this
Occupation\art\artist  Search this
Religion\New Testament\Last Supper  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Benjamin P. Nicolette
Object number:
2006.31.7
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2006.31.7

Exhibition catalog for the Sixth annual exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists

Creator:
San Francisco Women Artists  Search this
Subject:
San Francisco Women Artists  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1931
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17928
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San Francisco Women Artists records, 1925-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17928
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National Association of Women Artists records

Creator:
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Butler Institute of American Art  Search this
Museum of New Mexico  Search this
National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors (U.S.)  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Texas Fine Arts Association  Search this
Baker, Mildred, 1905-  Search this
Bobbitt, Vernon L., 1911-1992  Search this
Jerry, Sylvester, 1904-1990  Search this
Morley, Grace, 1900-1985  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1926-1971
Summary:
The records of the National Association of Women Artists measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1971. Found are administrative and membership records from the 1960s, exhibition records, printed material, and three scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection consists of catalogs and correspondence regarding the Association's annual exhibition from 1926 to 1971.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the National Association of Women Artists measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1971. Found are administrative and membership records from the 1960s, exhibition records, printed material, and three scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection consists of catalogs and correspondence regarding the Association's annual exhibition from 1926 to 1971.

NAWA's administrative and membership records includes general writings and notes, board meeting notes, constitution and by-laws, mailing lists, and membership forms from 1963 to 1964.

Exhibition records date from 1926 to 1971 and are not complete. Files may include artist and price lists, catalogs and printed material, correspondence, itineraries, and photographs. Notable correspondents and institutions included are Mildred Baker, Vernon Bobbitt, the Butler Institute of American Art, Sylvester Jerry, Grace Morley, the Museum of New Mexico, the Newark Museum, and the Texas Fine Arts Association.

Additional printed materials include a certificate of community service, press clippings, press releases, and printed material from other art-related sources, such as newsletters and exhibition catalogs.

Three mixed media scrapbooks date from 1951 to 1963. Scrapbooks include photographs, clippings, and exhibition catalogs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Series 1: Administrative and Membership Records, 1947-1970 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Records, 1926-1971 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1957-1967 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1951-1963 (BVs 2-4; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) was founded in 1889 and remains the oldest women's fine arts organization in the country.

Founded under the name the Woman's Art Club of New York, the National Association of Women Artists established a space for women to exhibit, create work, and learn about art. Artists Anita Ashley, Adele Frances Bedell, Elizabeth S. Cheever, Grace Fitz-Randolph, and Edith Mitchill Preilwitz established the organization in 1889. Also known as the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors from 1913, NAWA adopted its current name in 1941.

NAWA's annual exhibition of member artworks gained recognition for the association. The organization also promoted membership by sending out traveling exhibitions across the world. The National Association of Women Artist currently has hundreds of members from all across the United States.
Separated Materials:
Additional records on the National Association of Women Artists can be found at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Zimmerli Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, Frick Art Reference Library, New York Public Library, Film and Fine Art Library, and Library of Congress.
Provenance:
Printed material, 1926-1971, donated by Jane Gray, historian for the NAWA, 1971. Scrapbooks donated by the NAWA, 1981, and the traveling exhibition records donated by NAWA, 1980.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Wasington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The National Associaton of Women Artists records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
National Association of Women Artists records, 1926-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.natiasso
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-natiasso

National Association of Women Artists records, 1926-1971

Creator:
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Morley, Grace  Search this
Baker, Mildred  Search this
Bobbitt, Vernon L. (Vernon Leroy)  Search this
Jerry, Sylvester  Search this
Butler Institute of American Art  Search this
Texas Fine Arts Association  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Museum of New Mexico  Search this
National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9081
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211274
AAA_collcode_natiasso
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211274

The Grand Women Artists of the Hudson River School

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 21 Jul 2010 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_0a7e9aec06f6a01f18c651310aa6b3c9

Ancient Women Artists May Be Responsible for Most Cave Art

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:38:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_d07df44f6eb63500733c42b869f2ba6a

Woman Artist

Artist:
Reginald Pollack, born Middle Village, NY 1924  Search this
Publisher:
Collectors Graphics, n.d.  Search this
Medium:
color lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 17 1/2 x 18 3/8 in. (44.5 x 46.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1960-1965
Topic:
Occupation\art\painter  Search this
Figure female\knee length  Search this
Object\art object\painting  Search this
Object\art tool\easel  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Arnold Elser
Object number:
1981.154.94
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1981.154.94

Notes on an unpublished article on black women artists for Essence

Creator:
Wilson, Judith, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Wilson, Judith  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1980
Topic:
African American women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18716
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Judith Wilson papers, 1966-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18716
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Uffizi Is Giving Women Artists a More Prominent Space on Its Walls

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_163acee46e38466284e5ce3fba9a0fc8

Gathered visions: selected works by African American women artists exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Hall, Robert L., 1950-  Search this
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Exhibition records
Correspondence
Date:
undated
Summary:
An exhibition on contemporary African American women artists curated by Robert L. Hall and exhibited at the Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution from November 1990 to April 1991. Artists included are: Erlena Chisolm Bland, Lilian Thomas Burwell, Yvonne Pickering Carter, Margo Humphrey, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Viola Burley Leak, Winnie Owens-Hart, Stephanie E. Pogue, Malkia Roberts, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Sylvia Snowden, Renée Stout, Denise Ward-Brown, Joyce E. Wellman, and Adell Westbrook.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
African American women artists -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Correspondence
Citation:
Gathered visions: selected works by African American women artists exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-044
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Gathered visions: selected works by African American women artists exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-044
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Museum voor Land-en Volkendunde - National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1968
Scope and Contents note:
Museum voor Land-en Volkendunde

Myerson-Grant, Bess

Nadelman, Eugene

Nadelman, Viola

Naef, Hans

Namir, Mordechai

Nannucci, Maruizio

Nathan, Fritz

Nathan, Helmuth and Irene

Nathan, Karl

National Academy [of Design] School of Fine Arts

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual materials with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jacques Lipchitz papers and Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Lipchitz papers and Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz, circa 1910-2001, bulk 1941-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Lipchitz papers and Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lipcjacq2-ref214

Women Artists of Eastern New York, Guild Hall (1979: East Hampton, N.Y.)

Collection Creator:
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Container:
Box 44, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-parsbett-ref1706

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