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Correspondence and Read Files, 1960-2000

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research  Search this
Subject:
Kleiman, Devra G  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research and Education  Search this
Physical description:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Color photographs
Date:
1960
1960-2000
Topic:
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoology--Research  Search this
Zoology--Study and teaching  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-167
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Correspondence and Read Files 1960-2000 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_304099

Aleksandra Kasuba papers, 1942-2013, bulk 1960-2000

Creator:
Kasuba, Aleksandra, 1923-  Search this
Subject:
Berlind, Jerilyn  Search this
Freudenheim, Nina  Search this
Whitridge, Thomas  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies  Search this
Topic:
Sketches  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16126
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)363319
AAA_collcode_kasualek
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_363319
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Correspondence and Read Files, 1979-1987

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research  Search this
Subject:
Ballou, J. D (Jonathan D.)  Search this
Kleiman, Devra G  Search this
Morton, Eugene S  Search this
Frazier, John G  Search this
Ralls, Katherine  Search this
Rudran, Rasanayagam  Search this
Seidensticker, John  Search this
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1979
1979-1987
Topic:
Zoology--Research  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-168
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Correspondence and Read Files 1960-2000 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_272316

Correspondence and Read Files, 1974-1994

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research  Search this
Subject:
Eisenberg, John Frederick  Search this
Kleiman, Devra G  Search this
Morton, Eugene S  Search this
Ralls, Katherine  Search this
Rudran, Rasanayagam  Search this
Seidensticker, John  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1974
1974-1994
Topic:
Zoology--Research  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 08-044
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Correspondence and Read Files 1960-2000 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_274939

Correspondence and Read Files

Creator:
National Zoological Park, Dept. of Zoological Research  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1960-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Devra G. Kleiman documenting interactions with scientists, students, educators, and Dept. of Zoological Research staff. Kleiman served as Scientist, 1972-1982; Acting Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1982-1983; Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1983-1984; Assistant Director for Zoological Research and Education, 1984-1985; Assistant Director for Research, 1985-1996; Assistant Director of Zoological Research, 1996-1997, and Senior Scientist, 1997-2001. Materials include correspondence (mostly incoming) as well as enclosures such as reports, curricula vitae, graduate papers, and color photographs. Some correspondence files were originally created prior to Kleiman's appointment to the National Zoological Park.
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-167, National Zoological Park, Dept. of Zoological Research, Correspondence and Read Files
Identifier:
Accession 11-167
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Correspondence and Read Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-167

Correspondence and Read Files, 1960-2000

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. processed holdings
13.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Date:
1960
1960-2000
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Zoology--Research  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00888
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Correspondence and Read Files 1960-2000 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_226675

Constance Glenn papers, circa 1960-2000

Creator:
Glenn, Constance W. (Constance White), 1933-  Search this
Topic:
Video recordings  Search this
Curators  Search this
Authors  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17400
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)383400
AAA_collcode_glencons
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_383400

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Scherr, Mary Ann, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
5 folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
folders
Date:
1941-2007
Scope and Contents:
This series includes correspondence regarding special projects, exhibitions, and awards. Personal correspondence is comprised of congratulatory and anecdotal messages from friends and colleagues. Professional correspondence includes communications with museums, universities, and professional societies regarding art sales, submissions, and exhibitions.
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. Use of video recording requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Mary Ann Scherr 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:
Mary Ann Scherr papers, 1941-2007, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schemary, Series 2
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Mary Ann Scherr papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-schemary-ref5

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kasuba, Aleksandra, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Linear Feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1998
Scope and Contents:
This series includes scattered letters from professional associations, academic institutions, and interior design firms inviting Kasuba to lecture or participate in a workshop. Correspondence includes project and exhibition proposals as well as several requests to reproduce her work. There are letters recommending Kasuba for teaching positions. Correspondents include the Architectural League of New York, Columbia University, Museum of Modern Art, and University of Cincinnati. Attachments to letters include biographical material, outlines of courses, lists of projects completed, sketches of plans, printed material, and images of exhibition installations. Correspondence with Thomas Whitridge of Didymus Press relates to the publication of Kasuba's Utility of the Soul: The Retreat House; also included are copies of the monograph.
Arrangement:
Files are arranged in original order. There were two filing systems for correspondence: general correspondence and correspondence by subject and name of individual or organization. Letters are arranged in rough chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Aleksandra Kasuba 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:
Aleksandra Kasuba papers, 1942-2013, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kasualek, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-kasualek-ref14

Personal Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Scherr, Mary Ann, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1941-2000
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. Use of video recording requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Mary Ann Scherr 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:
Mary Ann Scherr papers, 1941-2007, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-schemary-ref18

Professional Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Scherr, Mary Ann, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14-15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-2007
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. Use of video recording requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Mary Ann Scherr 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:
Mary Ann Scherr papers, 1941-2007, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Ann Scherr papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schemary-ref19

General Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kasuba, Aleksandra, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Aleksandra Kasuba 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:
Aleksandra Kasuba papers, 1942-2013, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Aleksandra Kasuba papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kasualek-ref46

Correspondence - Proposals

Collection Creator:
Kasuba, Aleksandra, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Aleksandra Kasuba 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:
Aleksandra Kasuba papers, 1942-2013, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Aleksandra Kasuba papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kasualek-ref47

Robert Guillaume papers

Creator:
Guillaume, Robert  Search this
Names:
Guillaume, Robert  Search this
Extent:
14 boxes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
boxes
Postcards
Posters
Certificates
Periodicals
Clippings
Audiotapes
Scripts (documents)
Illustrations
Photographs
Sound recordings
Videotapes
Compact discs
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1960-2000
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1960-2000, documents the career of actor Robert Guillaume. Materials include scripts from various television shows (including Benson, Soap and Sports Night), postcards, promotional material, VHS and Beta tapes, audiocassettes and compact discs, reel-to-reel recordings, certificates, photographs, correspondence, clippings, magazines, illustrations and posters.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert Guillaume (b. 1927) is an American television and stage actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of Benson Du Bois on the television series Soap and its spin-off Benson. In 1985 he became the first African American to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Comedy Actor. Guillaume has also had a distinguished stage career, with roles in Guys and Dolls, Porgy and Bess and the Phantom of the Opera. From 1998-2000, Guillaume also appeared in the short-lived but critically acclaimed TV series Sports Night.
Restrictions:
This collection is located at an off-site storage facility. To access the materials, please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the archivist for further information.
Topic:
African American actors  Search this
Musical performances  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Posters
Certificates
Periodicals
Clippings
Audiotapes
Scripts (documents)
Illustrations
Photographs
Sound recordings
Videotapes
Compact discs
Correspondence
Citation:
Robert Guillaume papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Robert Guillaume.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-048
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Robert Guillaume papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-048

Elaine Ostroff Universal Design Papers

Creator:
Ostroff, Elaine  Search this
Extent:
16 Cubic Feet (37 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs -- 21st century
Photographs -- 1960-2000
Grant Proposals
Correspondence -- 1960-2000
Videocassettes
Reports -- 21st century
Reports -- 1960-2000
Audio cassettes
Correspondence -- 21st century
Theater programs -- 1970-1980
Date:
1965 - 2009
Summary:
Collection documents activist and educator Elaine Ostroff who advocated for improved access for people with disabilities in public places, co-founded the Adaptive Environments Center and who taught universal design in several institutions.
Scope and Contents:
The papers include correspondence, reports, photographs and slides, course-related materials, evaluations, printed publications, lectures and presentations, grant applications, conference materials, audiovisual materials and newspaper clippings documenting the career of Elaine Ostroff, an activist and educator of universal design.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series. The arrangement follows Ms. Ostroff's original file order which for the most part has been retained.

Series 1: Personal/Biographical Materials, 1967-2008

Series 2: Subject Files, 1965-2008

Series 3: Universal Design Education Project (UDEP) Files, 1993-2008 (bulk 1993-1998)

Series 4: Adaptive Environments, 1978-2009

Series 5: Japan, 1996-1999

Series 6: Photographs and Slides, 1971-2002

Series 7: Audiovisual Materials, 1974-2004
Biographical Note:
Elaine Phillips Ostroff was born on February 27, 1933 and grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts. She graduated from Durfee High School (1951), received a B.S. from Brandeis University (1955), was awarded a Radcilffe Fellowship (1970) and an Ed.M from Harvard University (1972). In 1978, Ostroff co-founded with Cora Beth Abel the Adaptive Environments Center (now the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD)) to confront the barriers which prevent persons with disabilities and older people from fully participating in community life. In 1989, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, she developed the national Universal Design Education Project (UDEP) at Adaptive Environments. A national project, UDEP sought to incorporate universal design in professional curricula. Ostroff coined the term "user/expert" in 1995 to identify individuals whose personal experiences give them unique critical capacity to evaluate environments.

As an educator, Ostroff has been involved with the accessible environments effort on a national and international level since 1971. She was the former director of training for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health where she developed graduate programs and courses to sustain community based living for people with disabilities. In 1977, she was the United States representative to the United Nations meeting on the Rights of Children.

She convened the national seminar on Design for All People that provided the framework for the UDEP in 1982. In 1986, she developed the "Best of Accessible Boston," an awards program honoring the architects and owners of buildings that exemplified good as well as accessible design. Ostroff is internationally renowned for her role on the team that created the Principles of Universal Design. The Principles are taught to designers including architects, landscape architects, interior and product designers and their students and used in design, constructions and product development. In 2001, she was the senior editor of the "Universal Design Handbook" used as a textbook in educational settings. In 2004, she was the first American, and first woman, to receive the Misha Black medal from the Royal College of Art. In 2006, the American Institute of Architects awarded her the Honorary AIA designation. Ostroff's experience emphasized creating educational programs for non-designers, facilitating their design advocacy as well as collaboration with design professionals. She has written and produced technical assistance materials on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that were used in the National Network for ADA Technical Assistance. She married Earl Carlton Ostroff (1931-2006) in 1953. The couple had three children, Rebecca, Joshua, and Sam.
Historical Note:
The Universal Design Movement is an international effort advocating design for disabled persons to enjoy access, independence, and convenience. It also is known as design-for-all, accessible design, inclusive design, and human-centered design. It is applied to buildings, consumer products, packaging, appliances, tools, and devices. It can aid persons with mobility, visual, hearing, cognitive, developmental, neurological, and other disabilities.

The Universal Design movement has its roots in the disability rights movement, in the post-World War II era. Previously and especially before the First World War people with disabilities were members of a small minority and persons with severe handicaps tended to have short lifespans. The world wars caused a huge influx of disabled veterans into the population. Advances in medicine and drugs and better sanitation enabled increased lifespans resulting in a higher population of older and disabled people. Awareness of the problems and limitations experienced by people with disabilities has increased.

The "Barrier-Free" movement in the 1950s was born of the demands by veterans and their advocates to participate equally in educational and employment opportunities enjoyed by the non-disabled population. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s influenced the rising Disability Rights Movement. Legislative changes in the 1960s and 1970s prohibited discrimination against persons with disabilities and mandated access to some, though not all, public spaces, public transit, and places of public accommodation.

The progression from the Barrier-Free movement to the Universal Design movement was aided by several pieces of national legislation and activism on the part of numerous organizations. The Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 required buildings designed, built, altered, or leased with federal funds to be made accessible. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was the first civil rights law for disabled people. It prohibited discrimination against people with handicapping conditions, but again, only applied to institutions or groups receiving federal funding. The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 required educational institutions to provide a free education to handicapped children. The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 expanded the requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 to include disabled people. This applied to both public and private properties. The biggest change came in 1990 with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This broad and sweeping legislation raised public consciousness about disability rights as a civil rights issue. It prohibited discrimination in employment, access to public accommodations, services, programs, public transit, and telecommunications. The law mandated the removal of physical barriers and the development of non-discriminatory policies.

The Universal Design Movement sought to integrate people with disabilities into the mainstream, and to promote inclusion by reducing the physical and social barriers that exist between people with disabilities. As planners, builders and architects struggled to meet the demands of the ADA, they realized that segregated accommodations were costly, unattractive, and unfair. They also realized that improvements in the built environment not only that benefitted people with disabilities, they benefitted all users. According to the Center for Universal Design, "Recognition that many such features could be commonly provided and thus less expensive, unlabeled, attractive, and highly marketable, laid the foundation for the universal design movement."

Against this background, Ostroff's own special interest was improving the environment for people with developmental disabilities. She initially worked with teachers in the Department of Mental Retardation (State of Massachusetts) to help them transform their classrooms into more engaging and supportive environments for young children with disabilities. She was inspired by Gunnar Dybwad (1909-2001), a prominent international international advocate who fought for community living and the de-institutionalization of people with developmental disabilities and Raymond Lifchez (1932-), professor of architecture and city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley. She also worked closely with, and learned from, Ron Mace (1941-1998), FAIA, the architect who powered the accessibility movement through his personal experience of disability along with his architectural training and experience.
Related Materials:
The Universal Design News is a quarterly publication that Ostroff edited from 2000-2012 and wrote column on international design education. A full run of the newsletter is available the wesbite for Universal Designers and Consultants, Inc.
Materials at the Archives Center:
Target Stores Collection of Fashion Advertising Using Disabled Models (AC0436)

Accessible Snowboard Collection (AC0747)

Division of Medicine and Science Disability Reference Collection (AC1319)

Safko International, Inc. Records (AC0911)

Harriet Green Kopp Papers (AC1130)
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center by Elaine Ostroff in 2015.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Reference copies for audio and moving images materials do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.

Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information has been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Disabilities  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 21st century
Photographs -- 1960-2000
Grant Proposals
Correspondence -- 1960-2000
Videocassettes
Reports -- 21st century
Reports -- 1960-2000
Audio cassettes
Correspondence -- 21st century
Theater programs -- 1970-1980
Citation:
Elaine Ostroff Universal Design Papers, 1965-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1356
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Elaine Ostroff Universal Design Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1356
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Correspondence - Teaching Positions

Collection Creator:
Kasuba, Aleksandra, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1997-1998
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Aleksandra Kasuba 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:
Aleksandra Kasuba papers, 1942-2013, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Aleksandra Kasuba papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kasualek-ref50

Correspondence Regarding Body Monitors

Collection Creator:
Scherr, Mary Ann, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1981
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. Use of video recording requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Mary Ann Scherr 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:
Mary Ann Scherr papers, 1941-2007, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Ann Scherr papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schemary-ref16

Correspondence Regarding Torch Shield

Collection Creator:
Scherr, Mary Ann, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1979
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. Use of video recording requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Mary Ann Scherr 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:
Mary Ann Scherr papers, 1941-2007, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Ann Scherr papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schemary-ref17

Correspondence - Thomas Whitridge

Collection Creator:
Kasuba, Aleksandra, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Aleksandra Kasuba 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:
Aleksandra Kasuba papers, 1942-2013, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Aleksandra Kasuba papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Mary Ann Scherr papers

Creator:
Scherr, Mary Ann, 1931-  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1941-2013
bulk 1960-2000
Summary:
The papers of jeweler and designer Mary Ann Scherr measure 4.0 linear feet and date from 1941 to 2013, with the bulk of the material from 1960 to 2000. Scherr's career is documented through scattered biographical material; correspondence with museums, universities, professional entities, and colleagues; writings by her as well as professional and student writings about her; business records documenting projects and connections with institutions and organizations; news clippings, promotional ephemera, catalogs, posters, and other printed materials; and photographs of Scherr and of her artwork. An additional 2.0 linear feet donated in 2016 includes biographical material including information about Scherr's children, resumes and awards; personal and professional correspondence; teaching files and material regarding honorary degrees; project files pertaining to Scherr's "Body Monitors" jewelry; financial records including invoices for projects and supplies; photographs of Scherr with her designs, with others, and of works of art; artwork consisting of designs, illustrations, and computer clip art design; and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of jeweler and designer Mary Ann Scherr measure 4.0 linear feet and date from 1941 to 2013, with the bulk of the material from 1960 to 2000. Scherr's career is documented through scattered biographical material; correspondence with museums, universities, professional entities, and colleagues; writings by her as well as professional and student writings about her; business records documenting projects and connections with institutions and organizations; news clippings, promotional ephemera, catalogs, posters, and other printed materials; and photographs of Scherr and of her artwork. An additional 2.0 linear feet donated in 2016 includes biographical material including information about Scherr's children, resumes and awards; personal and professional correspondence; teaching files and material regarding honorary degrees; project files pertaining to Scherr's "Body Monitors" jewelry; financial records including invoices for projects and supplies; photographs of Scherr with her designs, with others, and of works of art; artwork consisting of designs, illustrations, and computer clip art design; and printed material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1948-2005 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1941-2007 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 3: Writings, 1979-2005 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1947-2004 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1950-2007 (Box 1-2; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1960-1999 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Ann Scherr (1921-) is a jeweler and designer living in Raleigh, North Carolina. Scherr was born in Akron, Ohio, and trained at the Cleveland Institute of Art, The University of Akron, and Kent State University, among others. She has worked in illustration, automotive and toy design, fashion, and metalwork but is most renowned for her functional approach to jewelry design through "body monitors," high-tech utilitarian ornaments that monitor and react to the conditions of the wearer or the wearer's surroundings.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Mary Ann Scherr conducted by Mary Douglas, April 6-7, 2001.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Mary Ann Scherr in 2001, 2005, and 2008 under the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Additional material donated 2016 by Scott Scherr, Mary Ann Scherr's son.
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 video recording requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Mary Ann Scherr 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.
Occupation:
Goldsmiths -- North Carolina -- Raleigh  Search this
Jewelers -- North Carolina -- Raleigh  Search this
Topic:
Jewelry making  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Mary Ann Scherr papers, 1941-2007, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schemary
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Mary Ann Scherr papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schemary

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