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Robert Tyler Davis Papers

Creator::
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Extent:
0.94 cu. ft. (1 half document box) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Pasadena (Calif.)
Rochester (N.Y.)
Portland (Or.)
Miami (Fla.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1924-1960, 1979
Descriptive Entry:
Robert Tyler Davis (1904-1978) was born in Los Angeles, California. He was a museum administrator and an educator in art and art history, specializing in Pacific Northwest Native American art, and decorative arts, particularly tapestries. He graduated from Franklin High School, Los Angeles, and studied art history, drawing, and painting at the University of California at Los Angeles, and at Harvard, A.B., 1926, A.M., 1928. He was a Carnegie Fellow (1927-1929), and studied fine arts abroad, taking courses at the Sorbonne. He taught drawing, painting and art history at the University of Rochester, in New York (1929-1933), and at the Erskine School for Girls, Boston, when he returned to Harvard for graduate museum studies between 1933 and 1934.

On September 6, 1934 Davis married mystery novelist Lillian Soskin, and became Director of Education at the Albright Gallery in Buffalo, New York. In 1939 Davis was named Director of the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, where he researched and collected Native American art. His book, Native Arts of the Pacific Northwest, was published in 1949. From 1947 to 1952 Davis was Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and Professor of Fine Arts at McGill University in Montreal. Davis was Director of the Vizcaya-Dade County Art Museum, 1953-1957; Interim Director of the Joe and Emily Lowe Gallery, University of Miami, 1955-1956; and Coordinator of Humanities and Professor of Art at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1956-1959. Lillian Davis died October 12, 1957. Davis was remarried January 29, 1959 to Janet Evans Golby.

In 1960 Davis was hired as museum consultant and liaison for the French and Company art dealership in New York. In September 1968 Davis became Assistant Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.; Acting Director, June 1969-January 1970; and later Special Assistant for the Collections, 1972-1975. His son, Martin M. Davis, died in 1969, and Janet Davis died in 1973. In 1975 Robert Tyler Davis retired to Lily Dale, New York, and traveled extensively. He died in 1978 in Pasadena, California.

This accession consists of a photograph album and miscellaneous photographs of Robert Tyler Davis and his family. Included are images of his wife, Lilian Soskin Davis, and their son, Martin M. Davis. The images follow the Davis family as they lived and worked in Pasadena, California; Rochester, New York; Portland, Oregon; Miami, Florida; and Washington, District of Columbia. Materials include a photograph album, images, negatives, and clippings.
Topic:
Art museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Photograph albums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-085, Robert Tyler Davis Papers
Identifier:
Accession 18-085
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Robert Tyler Davis Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-085

Factors affecting avian flight behavior and collision mortality at transmission lines / by Brad W. James, Bruce A. Haak, interns, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), Resources Development Internship Program (RDIP), Boulder, Colorado; prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, Portland, Oregon

Author:
James, Brad W  Search this
Haak, Bruce A  Search this
United States Bonneville Power Administration  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 109 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
Topic:
Electric lines--Environmental aspects  Search this
Birds--Flight  Search this
Overhead electric lines--Safety measures  Search this
Call number:
TD195.E37 J36 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_696727

Indian spirit : teaching American Indian culture in the classroom : lessons for K-12 and higher education

Title:
Teaching American Indian culture in the classroom
Author:
National American Indian Cultural Curriculum Development Workshop (9th : 1989 : Portland, Oregon)  Search this
Cardwell, Guyneth  Search this
Chisholm, Anita  Search this
University of Oklahoma American Indian Institute  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 131 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
1989]
Topic:
Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
E76.6 .N277t 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_471953

A people's history of computing in the United States / Joy Lisi Rankin

Author:
Rankin, Joy Lisi 1976-  Search this
Physical description:
325 pages ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
Computer systems--History  Search this
Computer networks--History  Search this
Information commons--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100964

Beautifully grotesque fish of the American West / Mark Spitzer

Author:
Spitzer, Mark 1965-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
2017
Topic:
Fishes  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091013

Baird's Atlas

Author:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 149; Color: Color; Size: 10w x 12h; Type of Image: Book; Medium: Paper
Type:
Book
Paper
Date:
1850s - 1870s
Topic:
Maps  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2014-01441 through SIA2014-01527
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14152
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Publications, 2010

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Education and Museum Programs Publications Office  Search this
Uniform title:
The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook (Monograph). 2010  Search this
Subject:
Hetzler, Richard  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Mitsitam Cafe  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Place:
Columbia Plateau
Great Lakes (North America)
Great Plains
Northeastern States
Northwest, Pacific
South America
Date:
2010
Topic:
Cookery  Search this
Indian cooking  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Cooking, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-043
See more items in:
Publications 1994, 2003-2016 [National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Education and Museum Programs Publications Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_308795

Magna Carta : liberty under law / [Teri E. Engler, Oregon Law-Related Education Project]

Author:
Engler, Teri E  Search this
Oregon Law-Related Education Project  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 80 p. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
United States
Date:
1986
[1986?]
Topic:
Constitutional history--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
JN147 .E54 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_764902

The history of education in Ghana : from the earliest times to the Declaration of Independence / C. K. Graham

Author:
Graham, C. K  Search this
Physical description:
x, 218 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ghana
Date:
1971
Topic:
Education--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_601031

Klamath childhood and education / by Marion Pearsall

Author:
Pearsall, Marion 1923-  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 339-351 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Oregon
Date:
1950
Topic:
Indian children  Search this
Call number:
E99.K7 P43 1950
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_606198

Magazines and postal policy before the second-class mail category / Richard B. Kielbowicz

Author:
Kielbowicz, Richard Burket  Search this
Physical description:
36 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1983
Topic:
Postal service--Second-class matter--History  Search this
Postal rates--History  Search this
American periodicals--History  Search this
Call number:
HE6432 .K52 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_629232

The invisible culture : communication in classroom and community on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation / Susan Urmston Philips

Author:
Philips, Susan Urmston  Search this
Physical description:
x, 147 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Oregon
Warm Springs Indian Reservation
Warm Springs Indian Reservation (Or.)
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Education  Search this
Nonverbal communication in education  Search this
Communication--Social aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_566084

Twentieth century building materials, 1900-1950 : an annotated bibliography / compiled by George M. Bleekman III ... [et al.]

Author:
Bleekman, George M  Search this
Peting, Donald  Search this
United States National Park Service Preservation Assistance Division  Search this
United States Department of Defense Legacy Resources Management Program  Search this
National Council for Preservation Education (U.S.)  Search this
University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 52 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
Topic:
Building materials--Bibliography  Search this
Building--Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z5853.M4 T97 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_462765

The ancient volcanoes of Oregon, by Howell Williams ..

Author:
Williams, Howel 1898-1980  Search this
Oregon State Board of Higher Education  Search this
Physical description:
x, 64 p. incl. illus. (incl. maps) plates. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Oregon
Date:
1948
Topic:
Volcanoes  Search this
Call number:
QE524.W48X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_232480

Termination and the Klamath Indian Education Program, 1955-1961. Compiled by Hiroto Zakoji, director, Klamath Indian Education Program, under the supervision of A.H. Wright, director of Indian education

Author:
Oregon Department of Education  Search this
Zakoji, Hiroto  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 245 p. forms, illus. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
[1961?]
Topic:
Education  Search this
Call number:
E99.K7O77X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_263535

Sixteenth census of the United States: 1940. Population ..

Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Physical description:
17 v. maps, tables, diagrs. 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1942
1943
1942-43
Topic:
Population  Search this
Census, 16th, 1940  Search this
Call number:
HA201 1940 .A44
HA201 1940.A44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_15986

Rambles in north-western America, from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains. Being a description of the physical geography, climate, soil, productions, industrial and commercial resources, scenery, population, educational institutions, arboreal botany, and game animals of Oregon, Washington territory, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. by John Mortimer Murphy

Author:
Murphy, John Mortimer  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 364 p. fold. map. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest, Pacific
West (U.S.)
Date:
1879
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F852 .M97
F852.M97
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_87400

A handbook for academic museums : beyond exhibitions and education / edited by Stefanie S. Jandl and Mark S. Gold

Author:
Jandl, Stefanie S  Search this
Gold, Mark S (Mark Steven)  Search this
Physical description:
661 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2012
Topic:
College museums  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1009815

Portland's compromise : the Colored School, 1867-1872 / Helen Marie Casey

Author:
Casey, Helen Marie  Search this
Portland Public Schools (Or.) Public Information Department  Search this
Subject:
Colored School (Portland, Or.) History  Search this
Physical description:
16, [2] pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Oregon
Portland
Portland (Or.)
Date:
1980
©1980
Topic:
Segregation in education--History  Search this
African Americans--Education--History  Search this
Public schools--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1012466

Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932] volume I, Brief biography, positions held, Loubat Prizes, medals, etc., societies and clubs, bibliography

Title:
Random records, vol. 1
Creator:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.) History  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume illustrations, clippings, letters. 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1846
1846-1932
Call number:
CT275.H75 A1 v. 1
CT275.H75 A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063434
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