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1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
This accession consists of photographs documenting award presentations, exhibition openings, receptions, staff members, and visitors at the Freer Gallery of Art and
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Award presentations include the Freer Medal to Osvald Siren, 1956; Ernst Kuhnel, 1960; Tanaka Ichimatsu, 1973; Laurence Sickman, 1973; and Roman
Ghirshman, 1974. Staff members include William Reynolds Beal Acker, Martin Amt, Carl Whiting Bishop, John Bundy, Alice Crawford, Richard Ettinghausen, Robert Evans, Elisabeth
West FitzHugh, Grace Dunham Guest, Rutherford J. Gettens, George Jonathon, Thomas Lawton, John Ellerton Lodge, Russell C. Mielke, John Alexander Pope, Helen Quail, Harold
P. Stern, Burns Archer Stubbs, Archibald G. Wenley, and David H. Zirkle. Materials include black and white and color photographs, color slides, color negatives, and minimal
textual information about the photographs.
Exhibition files concern two exhibitions, The American Artist and Water Reclamation in 1972 and America 1976. Files contain a wide variety of materials, such as scattered correspondence, a drawing by William Palmer, scattered financial material, lists of exhibited artwork, miscellaneous notes, a scrapbook, clippings, exhibition catalogs; photographs of scenes of the American West; photographs of participating artists including Vija Celmins, Hereward Lester Cooke, Ralston Crawford, Richard Diebenkorn, Lamar Dodd, Michael Frary, Xavier Gonzalez, Peter Hurd, Billy Morrow Jackson, Mitchell Jamieson, Dong Kingman, Ethel Magafan, Carl Morris, William Palmer, Norman Rockwell, and Fritz Scholder; and phtotographs of their artwork. There is also an album of photographs of the opening of the exhibition The American Artist and Water Reclamation. Audio recordings on cassettes and reel-to-reel tapes contain interviews concerning the exhibition, as well as a tape of a symposium on the exhibition America 1976.
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The John DeWitt 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.
John DeWitt papers, 1962-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.