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Exhibition Records, 1970-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Design and Production  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Ansel 1902-1984  Search this
Binns, Charles Fergus 1857-1934  Search this
Brooks, Romaine  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim 1893-1967  Search this
Cole, Thomas 1801-1848  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Metzker, Ray K  Search this
Nourse, Elizabeth 1859-1938  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson 1849-1921  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu 1904-1988  Search this
Ireland, David 1930-2009  Search this
Barney Studio House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Art Forum: Selected Gifts (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Kaleidoscope: Themes and Perspectives in Recent Art (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Photographs: The First Century from the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ansel Adams, A Legacy: Masterworks from the Friends of Photography Collection (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art in New Mexico, 1900-1945: Paths to Taos and Santa Fe (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Bard Brothers: Painting America Under Steam and Sail (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Capital Image: Painters in Washington, 1800-1915 (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Colonial Art from Puerto Rico: Selections from the Gift of Teodoro Vidal (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Conservation By Design: Contemporary Work in Wood (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Printmaking: Collaborative Prints and Presses (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Daniel Brush: Gold Without Boundaries (Exhibition) (1998-1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
David Hockney's Snails in Space: Painting as Performance (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edward Hopper: The Watercolors (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Elihu Vedder's Drawings from the Rubaiyat (Exhibition) (1995-1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Elizabeth Nourse 1859-1938: A Salon Career (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Eyeing America: Robert Cottingham Prints (Exhibition) (1998-1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Focusing on Art: Peter A. Juley and Sons (Exhibition) (1985-1986: $c Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Lia Cook: Material Allusions (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mark Lindquist: Revolutions in Wood (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miriam Schapiro: A Woman's Way (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Paintings of Charles Burchfield (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Perpetual Motif: The Art of Man Ray (Exhibition) (1988-1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Posters American Style (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Pueblo Indian Watercolors from the National Museum of American Art (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Renwick at 25 (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Special Delivery: Murals for the New Deal Era (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Stonewares of Charles Fergus Binns (Exhibition) (1998-1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Stuart Davis (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Thomas Cole: Landscape into History (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Tokens of Affection: The Portrait Miniature in America (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
White House Collection of American Crafts (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Sketches
Floor plans
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1970
1970-2000
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Arts and crafts movement  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Design  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Photography  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-108
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 7/26/1996 memorandum, Nichols to Rielly; Contact reference staff for details
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Exhibition Records 1963-2000 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Design and Production]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_250882

Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records, 1970-2000

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research  Search this
Subject:
Kleiman, Devra G  Search this
Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program  Search this
Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research and Education  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Management  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Place:
Brazil
Reserva Biológica de Poço das Antas (Brazil)
Date:
1970
1970-2000
Topic:
Animal pedigrees  Search this
Black lion tamarin  Search this
Budget  Search this
Conservation biology  Search this
Endangered species  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Golden lion tamarin  Search this
Lion tamarins  Search this
Non-governmental organizations  Search this
Occupational training  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Wildlife reintroduction  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoology--Research  Search this
Zoology--Study and teaching  Search this
Zoos--Administration  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-166
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Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records 1969-2006 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_300661

Kenjilo Nanao papers, circa 1885-2017, circa 1949-2017, bulk 1970-2000

Creator:
Nanao, Kenjir?, 1929-2013  Search this
Topic:
Sketchbooks  Search this
Educators  Search this
Lithographers  Search this
Japanese Americans  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16312
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)379357
AAA_collcode_nanakenj
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_379357

A, 1970-2000 (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Paleobiology  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-055, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Paleobiology, Correspondence and Memoranda
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Correspondence and Memoranda
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa01-055-refidd1e223

J, 1970-2000 (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Paleobiology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-055, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Paleobiology, Correspondence and Memoranda
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Correspondence and Memoranda
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa01-055-refidd1e536

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Davidson, Nancy, 1943-  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet (Box 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s-2000s
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence dates from 1970s-2000s and is both personal and professional. Correspondents include family, friends, artists, as well as galleries and museums. Items including letters, postcards, greeting cards, and memos provide insight into Davidson's artistic network and document details of her group and solo exhibition history. Notable correspondents include Michiko Itatani, Joyce Kozloff, Eunice Lipton, Sabra Moore, and Nancy Spero. Galleries and museums include Marianne Denson Gallery; Museum of Contemporary, Chicago; N.A.M.E. Gallery, of which Davidson was an artist member; the Walker Art Center; and White Columns.
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 Nancy Davidson 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:
Nancy Davidson papers, 1970s-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.davinanc, Series 2
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Nancy Davidson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-davinanc-ref2

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1877-1981, bulk 1965-1978
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of this subseries is mixed incoming and outgoing correspondence dating from 1965-1978. The earliest correspondence in this collection is also located here, and is comprised primarily of incoming letters from the late 1880s to 1920s. Generally, correspondence is between the gallery and its clients, artists, institutions, and museums, regarding consignments, loans, sales, exhibitions, and other gallery operations. Found is an 1877 letter from William Schaus to Charles Kraushaar. Also found are two folders of Christmas cards with original artwork from artists Humbert Albrizio, Gifford Reynolds Beal, Werner Drewes, Walter Feldman, Edward Hopper, Andrée Ruellan, Karl Schrag, Linda Sokolowski, and Marguerite Zorach, among others. Additional correspondents found in this subseries include artists Louis Bouché, Leonard DeLonga, Kenneth Evett, Tom Hardy, John Heliker, Robert Laurent, and James Lechay. Researchers should note additional correspondence with artists, especially those represented in the 1970s-2000s, is found in Artists' Files and Consignments and Loans.

Artists' Christmas cards and miscellaneous correspondence is filed first, followed by correspondence arranged chronologically. Chronological correspondence is filed according to original order upon accession - grouped chronologically in spans of a year and a half (i.e. January 1965 - September 1966), then arranged alphabetically. There is occasionally some slight overlap between years, generally as a result of interfiled letters from earlier years in order to maintain context.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment. A fragile original scrapbook is closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
The Kraushaar Galleries records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce from the records requires written permission from: Katherine Kaplan, Kraushaar Galleries, 724 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019.
Collection Citation:
Kraushaar Galleries records, 1877-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kraugall, Subseries 6.1
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Kraushaar Galleries records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kraugall-ref3865

Norma Broude and Mary Garrard papers, 1970-2000

Creator:
Broude, Norma, 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
National Museum of Women in the Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Washington Women's Arts Center  Search this
Federation of Organizations for Professional Women (U.S.)  Search this
Ad Hoc Committee of Women Artists  Search this
New York Feminist Art Institute/Women's Center for Learning  Search this
Topic:
Art historians  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17393
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)382970
AAA_collcode_brounorm
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_382970

Other Correspondence Collections

Collection Creator:
Neiman, LeRoy, 1921-2012  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1974-2000
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility. This collection is publication restricted by the donor.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to quote, publish or reproduce requires written permission from: Leroy Neiman Foundation, One West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023; info@leroyneimanfoundation.org
Collection Citation:
LeRoy Neiman papers, 1938-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
AAA.neimlero, Subseries 2.2.2
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LeRoy Neiman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-neimlero-ref149

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Washburn Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Container:
Box 17, Folder 13-14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s-2000s
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Access to original papers, with permission, requires an appointment.
Collection Citation:
Washburn Gallery records, 1906-2017, bulk 1971-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Washburn Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-washbgall-ref359

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Washburn Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Container:
Box 31, Folder 8-9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s-2000s
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Access to original papers, with permission, requires an appointment.
Collection Citation:
Washburn Gallery records, 1906-2017, bulk 1971-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Washburn Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-washbgall-ref619

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Rosenthal, Nan  Search this
Container:
Box 17, Folder 10-11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s-2000s
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 archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Nan Rosenthal 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:
Nan Rosenthal papers, circa 1940-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Nan Rosenthal papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rosenan-ref237

Bo-Bu

Collection Creator:
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-2000
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.
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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Hassel Smith papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-smithass-ref56

Mollie Katzen Papers

Creator:
Katzen, Mollie, 1950-  Search this
Extent:
5.25 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notes
Design drawings
Sketchbooks
Cookbooks
Correspondence
Notebooks
Date:
1972-1991
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes Katzen's notes and notebooks compiled during her writing of The Moosewood Cookbook and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, including notes on ingredients, preparation, presentation, etc.; copies of various editions of The Moosewood Cookbook; a sketchbook; voluminous mail from users of the cookbooks, praising them and asking questions or offering suggestions, (Katzen apparently answered the letters but her responses are not in the collection); and original, hand-written, hand-illustrated "mechanicals", i.e., original designs for the books' pages.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Katzen is the author of the influential 1974 vegetarian cookbook The Moosewood Cookbook, which was followed by additional vegetarian cookbooks. She also helped to found the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mollie Katzen, 2017.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
Topic:
Cookery -- 1970-2000  Search this
Vegetarianism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes -- 20th century
Design drawings
Sketchbooks -- 20th century
Cookbooks -- 1970-2000
Correspondence -- 20th century
Notebooks -- 20th century
Citation:
Mollie Katzen Papers, 1972-2001, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1434
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1434
Additional Online Media:

Harris, Mary

Collection Creator:
Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 50
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1974-2000
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 archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Frederick Hammersley 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:
Frederick Hammersley papers, circa 1860-2009, bulk 1940-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frederick Hammersley papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hammfred-ref156

Fragments, Correspondence, Notes

Collection Creator:
Munro, Eleanor, 1928-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970s-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 archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Eleanor Munro 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:
Eleanor Munro papers, circa 1880-2011, bulk 1950-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Eleanor Munro papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-munrelea-ref179

Edith T. Martin papers

Creator:
Martin, Edith T.  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Renwick Gallery  Search this
Extent:
11.16 Linear feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1961-2004
bulk 1970-2000
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1961 to 2004 and measures 11.16 linear feet, documents the career of artist, curator, and museum technician Edith T. Martin. The papers in the collection include education documents, professional correspondence, sketches, promotional material, news clippings, newsletters, catalogues/magazines from exhibits and arts organizations, and exhibit photographs and slides.
Scope and Contents note:
1. Biographical: The series is mostly comprised of curriculum vitae, artist statements, writings, memberships and materials related to her continued education while employed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery. Box 2 consists of sketches and photographs.

2. Memberships: The series contains materials from several of the organizations Edith T. Martin was a member of from circa 1970s thru 2004.

3. Correspondence: Arranged chronologically by year consisting primarily of correspondence from 1997-2004, either generated by Edith T. Martin or addressed to her relating to exhibitions, memberships, as well as organizations, which promoted the visual arts.

4. Exhibitions: The series consists of art exhibitions and related materials, which Edith T. Martin either participated in and/or organized over the span of her career to include: Association for the Study of American Life and History, National Conference of Artists, District of Columbia Art Association, as well as the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum.

5. Printed Material: Arranged chronologically by year and material type. The series consists primarily of newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, magazines, articles, clippings, as well as miscellaneous materials collected throughout her career in the visual arts.

6. Artist Files: Folders are arranged in alphabetical order from A thru Y consisting primarily of resumes, biographies, and artist statements. Folders include correspondence related to exhibitions, slides and photographs of art.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into six main categories: Biographical, Memberships, Correspondence, Exhibitions, Printed Materials, and Artist Files.
Biographical/Historical note:
Edith T. Martin was born in Caroline County, Virginia. She relocated to Washington D.C. and joined the staff of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery were she served as a Museum Technician until her retirement. She attended American University in Washington, D.C. where she received a degree in the Fine Arts and continued her education at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Martin was affiliated with a host of organizations during her career, such as the D.C. Art Association, Smithsonian Institution's Women's Council, National Conference of Artists, and the Washington Women's Art Center. As an accomplished artist her work is a part of several permanent collections throughout the nation. She was a participant in, and curator of countless exhibitions over the years, which includes the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, Smith-Mason Gallery, and American Art League. In an effort to share the talents and creativity of African American artists she partnered with many organizations during the span of her career to promote the strengths and accomplishments of her fellow artists through active community involvement.
Related Archival Materials note:
D.C. Art Association Records, 1969-1991.
Provenance:
The Edith T. Martin papers were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in 2006 by Edith T. Martin.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Edith T. Martin papers, 1961–2004 are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American women artists  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Nonprofit organizations  Search this
Citation:
Edith T. Martin papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Edith T. Martin.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-050
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Edith T. Martin papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-050

Nathaniel Mathis Collection of Barbering and Beauty Culture

Creator:
Mathis, Nathaniel, 1946- (barber, motivational speaker)  Search this
Extent:
5.5 Cubic feet (18 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Correspondence
Awards
Interviews
Certificates
Oral history
Videotapes
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- Small business -- 20th century
Date:
1946-2004
bulk 1970-2004
Summary:
Nathaniel Mathis is a Washington, D.C., hairstylist, inventor, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. His papers document his business life and community involvement.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the work of a hairstylist, inventor, entrepreneur, and public figure whose career reflects significant changes in the African American community in the later 20th century. It is rich in visual imagery created by and for this community. Business papers, correspondence, publicity, photographs, awards and certificates documenting Mathis's work as a highly regarded barber and hairstylist in Washington, D.C., and as member of the D.C. Board of Barbering and Cosmetology are included. Business papers offer insight into the workings of a small privately-owned business. Numerous publicity items and photographs offer evidence of African American style and fashion in New York and Washington, D.C., from the late 1960s through today. Additional material documents Mathis's activities as a community activist, motivational speaker and distance runner. The collection also includes photographs, oral history interviews, and audio-visual materials.

Series 1, Biographical Information and Activities, 1946-2001, undated

This series includes all biographical statements, Mathis's autobiography, high school and college diplomas (including his GED), and other school and religious papers. Also included are advertising and programs for his various community events and motivational speaking engagements. Mathis participated in and sponsored many athletic, religious, community and children's events, which are documented here. Of note is his autobiography, Portrait of a professional: The Nat the Bush Doctor story as told to Jim Link, published in 1986.

Series 2, Beauty Business Documents and Advertising, 1969-2002, undated

Included in this series are papers related to Mathis's hair salon and clinic, his patent (United States Design Patent No. 237,022) for a Barber's Apron, associated marketing materials, and Bush Doctor advertising. Many of the materials are self-produced; both promotional items for customers and advertisements placed in publications such as phone books and newspapers. Documents for his School of Beauty, which ran from 1980 to 1992, include course material, the salon philosophy and the curriculum. His appointment books show the day-to-day life of the Bush Doctor. Also included are events where he appeared as the Bush Doctor.

Series 3, Publicity, 1963-2002

Clippings from newspapers and magazines, as well as entire magazines and newspapers where Mathis was mentioned on the front page. Several magazine covers and fashion spreads were collected because he was responsible for doing the hair of one or more of the models in the photo shoot. He also appeared at many education, trade, fashion, and hair shows, both as a competitor and as a speaker or panel member. Many of the newspapers showcase his inclusion in the Smithsonian collections in 1999 and from his graduation from Prince George's Community College, Maryland, 2001.

Series 4, Washington, D.C. Barbering and Cosmetology Boards, 1966-1997, undated

Mathis was appointed to the Examiner's Board as the chairperson in 1987 by Mayor Marion Barry of Washington, D.C., and to the Barbering and Cosmetology Board in 1994, after delivering a personal statement as to why he should be selected. The Board was significant because it was the first to license hair braiders in the country.

Series 5, Correspondence, 1967-2002, undated

Mathis maintained correspondence from many areas of his life. Topics covered include personal and professional matters, motivational speaking, and applications to appear in hair and trade shows as a competitor and panelist. Correspondents include the International Guest Artist Men's Hairstylist Association, the Red Cross, the Girl Scout Council, Shoptalk Trade publication, children at the Young School, and many beauty supply companies. He also promoted Soft Sheen beauty products and was a spokesperson for them at various events.

Series 6, Awards and Certificates, 1969-2001, undated

Mathis also received many awards, not only for his barbering skills, but for athletic events and for mentoring and providing support to various community organizations. Included are diplomas and certificates of completion for classes that he took related to barbering. He received medals at competitions such as the Coupe de la Paix in Egypt and the Coupe de l'Europe de le Coiffure in Paris, among others.

Series 7, Photographs, 1966-1989, undated

Photographs are comprised of modern color prints and gelatin developing-out paper (modern black and whites). The photographs document both Mathis's public and private life, from family snapshots to publicity photographs for his book and his television appearances. Of note are photographs with celebrities, including Muhammed Ali, Danny Glover, Robin Williams, Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, George Foreman, Chris Rock, Bill Cosby, and Don King.

Series 8, Video materials, 1983-2002, undated

Video materials include ½" VHS, DVD and Minidisc formats and document Mathis's motivational speaking, athletic events, and barber training tapes. He made a promotional tape about his life entitled "From Hair to the Throne," which is undated but in DVD format. Much of his motivational speaking took place at high schools and colleges in the Washington, D.C. area. There are also interviews by local television stations. Included are notes about the tapes taken by Fath Davis Ruffins, a curator at the National Museum of American History.

Series 9, Audio Tapes, 1998-2004, undated

Fath Davis Ruffins, a curator at the National Museum of American History, recorded several oral history interviews with Mathis around the time the collection was acquired in 1998. These make up the bulk of the audio tape series and range from 1998 to 2004. Also included are tapes from radio appearances, as well as a motivational business tape which showcases Mathis's vocal talents.

Series 10, Memorabilia, 1992-1998, undated

Included in this collection is the Game of Life (playing pieces, cards, dice) and bags with the Bush Doctor logo on them. Mathis gave gift bags at the 2002 Black History Month convention, which included information about him and his salon, as well as a pick and a hair comb. He also collected political pins and kept many of his name badges and pins from shows and events he attended.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into 10 series:

Series 1, Biographical Information and Activities, 1946-2001, undated

Series 2, Beauty Business Documents and Advertising, 1969-2002, undated

Series 3, Publicity, 1963-2002

Series 4, Washington, D.C. Barbering and Cosmetology Boards, 1966-1997, undated

Series 5, Correspondence, 1967-2002, undated

Series 6, Awards and Certificates, 1969-2001, undated

Series 7, Photographs, 1966-1989, undated

Series 8, Video materials, 1983-2002, undated

Series 9, Audio Tapes, 1998-2004, undated

Series 10, Memorabilia, 1992-1998, undated
Biographical / Historical:
"Nat Mathis (b. 1946) is a native Washingtonian. He is a man of many talents and measures his success in many ways: innovative hairstylist, entrepreneur, inventor, community activist, motivational speaker and distance runner. Mathis opened his first barber shop in 1969. He is the winner of many national and international hairstyling awards and competitions and was the first African American to win the International Hair Styling competition in Cairo, Egypt in 1981. Mathis was among the first African American hairstylists to embrace and popularize the Afro and, later, cornrows -- hairstyles which many view as expressions of black empowerment. Mathis himself seldom expresses a political ideology of hair, but by 1970, Nat was known among his many satisfied clients and peers as "the Bush Doctor" for his expertise in Afro style and maintenance. He has styled hair for many celebrities; made numerous television appearances; and has been a stylist for several productions at the Kennedy Center, and for two major motion pictures, including Nixon, for which he re-created period hairstyles. He is active in community affairs, gives motivational speeches throughout the Washington, D.C., area, and is particularly interested in mentoring young people. He currently operates a barber shop adjacent to his home in Capitol Heights, Maryland."

*Biographical information provided by Nat Mathis's Official Website, "A Man of Many Talents." http://www.natmathis.com (accessed 02 August, 2006).
Separated Materials:
Mr. Mathis donated three of his patented barbering vests (See Accession # 1998.0114) to the Division of Home and Community Life.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History by Nathaniel Mathis on April 9, 1998. An additional .3 cubic feet was donated to the Archives Center in 2004; 3 audio cassettes, 1 DVD and 2 mini discs added in 2006.
Restrictions:
Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.

Technical Access: Series 8, Video materials and Series 9, Audiotapes may not be used by researchers unless reference and viewing copies are made available.
Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. The Archives Center does not own rights to the patent, trademark or any related interest in the artifacts.
Topic:
Barbers  Search this
Hairdressing of African Americans -- 1970-2000 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Motivation -- Public speaking -- 1970-2000  Search this
Barbering  Search this
Hair  Search this
Barbershops -- Equipment and supplies -- 1970-2000 -- Washington (D.C)  Search this
Public speaking -- 1970-2000  Search this
Inventors  Search this
African American barbers  Search this
African American beauty operators  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Correspondence -- 1970-2000
Awards
Interviews -- 2000-2010
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Certificates
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Videotapes
Citation:
Nathaniel Mathis Collection of Barbering and Beauty Culture, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0641
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Nathaniel Mathis Collection of Barbering and Beauty Culture
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0641
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James Lithgow Ewin Patents

Creator:
Ewin, James Lithgow (inventor)  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Articles
Correspondence
Newsletters
Notes
Patents
Press releases
Date:
1873, 1874, 1879.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection includes an English patent paper #2126 for improved vulcanizable water-proof gum, 1873, to Benjamin Joseph Barnard Mills; a U.S. patent paper #151,109 for improvement in the art of manufacturing horseshoes, 1874; and an English patent paper #1194 for improvement in street-lighting apparatus.
Provenance:
Collection donated by James Lithgow Ewin, March 13, 1894.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Vulcanization  Search this
Street-lighting apparatus  Search this
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
African American music -- 20th century  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Blues musicians  Search this
Horseshoeing  Search this
Inventions -- 1870-1880  Search this
Inventors -- 1870-1880  Search this
Popular music -- Publishing and writing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 1950-2000
Correspondence -- 1970-2000
Newsletters -- 20th century
Notes
Patents -- 1870-1880
Press releases
Citation:
James Lithgow Ewin Patents, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0051
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0051

Bill Nye Papers

Creator:
Nye, Bill  Search this
Extent:
12 Cubic feet (28 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Photographs
Letters (correspondence)
Laboratory notebooks
Date:
1970 - 2014
Summary:
The collection documents Bill Nye's early life, his Science Guy persona and its development for his television program Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents Bill Nye's early life, his Science Guy persona and its development for his television program Bill Nye the Science Guy. Included in the collection are patents, awards, speeches, subject files, correspondence, email, fan mail, photographs, scripts and promotional materials for television shows, and video recordings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eight series.

Series 1: Personal Materials, 1964-2014

Series 2: Subject Files, 1971-2009

Series 3: Scrapbooks, 1981, 1987-2003

Series 4: Bill Nye the Science Guy, 1989-1998

Series 5: The Eyes of Nye, 1998-2003

Series 6: Fan Mail, 1995-2001

Series 7: Photographs, 1969-2000

Series 8: Press Clippings, 1973, 1988-2004
Biographical / Historical:
William Sanford "Bill" Nye, (November 27, 1955-), was born in Bethesda, Maryland to Edwin D. Nye and Jacqueline B. Jenkins. Nye graduated from Cornell University (1977) with a degree in mechanical engineering and moved to Seattle to work for Boeing as a mechanical engineer (1977-1985). Nye also worked stand-up comedy and in 1985 joined Seattle's local comedy show Almost Live! During a 1987 episode of Almost Live! Nye wore a science lab coat and conducted an experiment launching the "Bill Nye the Science Guy" persona. From 1993-1998 Nye hosted Bill Nye the Science Guy. The show aired on PBS and was later syndicated to local television stations.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Mr. Wizard Papers (AC1326)
Separated Materials:
Artifacts related to Bill Nye are located in the following curatorial divisions: Division of Home and Community Life; Division of Work and Industry; Division of Culture and the Arts; and the Division of Medicine and Science.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Bill Nye, April 28, 2016.
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:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Television -- educational shows  Search this
Television personalities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Laboratory notebooks -- 1970-2000
Citation:
Bill Nye Papers, 1970-2014, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1383
See more items in:
Bill Nye Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1383
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