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Walker Evans

Photographer:
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1929
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Self-portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8537
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Dorothy Grotz papers, 1933-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8537
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Oral history interview with Walker Evans, 1971 Oct. 13-Dec. 23

Interviewee:
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln Edward  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
United States.Farm Security Administration  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11721
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212650
AAA_collcode_evans71
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212650

Walker Evans photographs

Photographer:
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Extent:
225 photographic prints (silver gelatin (3 boxes), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Container:
Box 1
Box 2
Box 3
Culture:
Mpongwe (African people)  Search this
Mende (African people)  Search this
Mama (African people)  Search this
Lumbu  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Punu (African people)  Search this
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Boki (African people)  Search this
Asante (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Baule (African people)  Search this
Ijo (African people)  Search this
Fang (West African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1935
Summary:
Peoples and kingdoms whose art works are shown include the Asante, Baule, Benin, Boki, Dogon, Fang (Pahouin), Ijo, Kuba, Lumbu, Mama, Mende, Mpongwe, Punu and Yoruba. Objects depicted include garments, doors, fly whisks, gold weights, headrests, jewelry, masks, musical instrument such as bells and rhythym pounders, power figures, pipes, staff finials, stools and wood sculptures of men and women.
Biographical/Historical note:
Walker Evans, 1903-1975, photographer and educator. Studied at Williams College in 1923 and the Sorbonne in Paris in 1926, worked as a photographer for the Farm Security administration from 1935 to 1937, worked as a contributing editor to Time magazine from 1943 to 1945, and served as an associate editor and staff photographer at Fortune magazine from 1946 to 1965. Mr. Evans also taught graphic arts at Yale University and served as artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College.
General note:
Images indexed by negative number.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-010
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Walker Evans photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-010

Inland, western sea [sound recording] / by Nathan Asch

Author:
Asch, Nathan 1902-1964  Search this
Reader:
Maynard, Virginia  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Cover photographer:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1978
Topic:
Short story  Search this
Oral interpretation of fiction  Search this
Prose literature  Search this
Local number:
FW09720
Folkways 9720
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233025
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Hot blast [sound recording] : contemporary songs / written an[d] sung by Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl

Performer:
Seeger, Peggy 1935-  Search this
MacColl, Ewan  Search this
MacColl, Neill  Search this
MacColl, Calum  Search this
Turner, Bruce 1922-1993  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Cover photograph:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Scots  Search this
British  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
British Isles
England
Date:
1978
20th century
Topic:
Songs, English  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Political ballads and songs  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
British Isles  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 87101
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232829

Walker Evans, artist-in-residence

Author:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Jaffe-Friede Gallery (Hopkins Center)  Search this
Hopkins Center  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. illus. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1972
Call number:
TR647.E935 J2 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461000

Asmara market, Eritrea

Collection Photographer:
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Container:
Binder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photos
Date:
1994
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Marketplaces  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Church buildings  Search this
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Walker Evans photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-010-ref15

Reference prints

Collection Photographer:
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Container:
Binder 1-7
Type:
Archival materials
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
See more items in:
Walker Evans photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-010-ref14

Color Negatives

Collection Photographer:
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994-2002
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-010, Series 1
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Walker Evans photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-010-ref7

Dan mask Côte d'Ivoire

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 24 x 17 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1935
Scope and Contents:
Photograph by Walker Evans in 1935 of a mask displayed in an exhibit of the same year entitled 'African Negro Art' in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Original catalog caption reads, "Mask, Ivory Coast, Dan. Wood, 9 7/8 inches high. Collection Charles Ratton, Paris."
Local Numbers:
Evans 101
General:
Title source: Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Citation source: Archives staff.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-010, Item EEPA 1985-100101
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Walker Evans photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-010-ref518

Baule bobbins Côte d'Ivoire

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1935
Scope and Contents:
Photograph by Walker Evans in 1935 of two Baule bobbins displayed in an exhibit of the same year entitled 'African Negro Art' in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Original catalog caption reads, "Two bobbins, Ivory Coast, Baule, Ivory Coast. Baule. Wood, 7 and 9 inches high. Collection Percier, Paris and Mme. Helena Rubinstein, New York."
Local Numbers:
Evans 129
General:
Title source: Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Citation source: Archives staff.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-010, Item EEPA 1985-100129
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Walker Evans photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-010-ref519

Benin bronze head Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Extent:
1 photographic print (b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1935
Scope and Contents:
Photograph by Walker Evans in 1935 of a Benin bronze head displayed in an exhibit of the same year entitled 'African Negro Art' in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Original catalog caption reads, "Head, Benin, British Nigeria, Bronze, 7 3/4 inches high (photograph over actual size). Collection Captain A.W.F. Fuller, London."
Local Numbers:
Evans 184
General:
Title source: Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Citation source: Archives staff.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Photographic prints
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-010, Item EEPA 1985-100184
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Walker Evans photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-010-ref520

Calvert Coggeshall Papers

Creator:
Coggeshall, Calvert, 1907-1990  Search this
Names:
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Bowdoin College, Museum of Art  Search this
Jack Tilton Gallery  Search this
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Lekakis, Michael, 1907-  Search this
Morgan, Priscilla  Search this
Penn, Arthur, 1922-  Search this
Perkins, Frances  Search this
Shoji, Sadao, 1937-  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey), 1904-1983  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Architectural drawings
Oral histories (document genres)
Notes
Transcripts
Essays
Blueprints
Photographs
Drafts (documents)
Poems
Date:
1920-1999
bulk 1965-1989
Summary:
The papers of Maine abstract painter and interior designer Calvert Coggeshall measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1920-1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1965-1989. They consist of scattered biographical material, personal and business related correspondence, writings, exhibition files, design business files, printed material, and photographs of Coggeshall, his friends, and his work.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of Maine abstract painter and designer Calvert Coggeshall measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1920-1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1965-1989. They consist of biographical material, personal and business correspondence, personal writings, exhibition and business files, printed material, and photographs. The bulk of the material documents Coggeshall's professional work and his friendships with other artists.

Biographical material includes Coggeshall's personal address books and day planning notes, oral history transcripts, including an interview discussing his friendship with Walker Evans, a copy of his Guggenheim application and acceptance letters, and miscellaneous records.

Correspondence is predominantly in the form of cards, postcards, and short letters received from family and friends. These include correspondence from Coggeshall's father, children, his older grandchildren, and his mother-in-law, Frances Coralie Perkins. Other frequent correspondents include family friend Daphne Cox, artists Michael Lekakis, Loren McIver, Jack Tworkov, and museum director Gordon Washburn.

Personal writings consist of poetry notes and drafts and a short essay on church design.

Exhibition files concern Coggeshall's one man shows at the Betty Parsons Gallery during the 1970s and early 1980s, his retrospective at Bowdoin College in 1977, and his inclusion in shows at Artists Space, the Farnsworth Museum, and Jack Tilton Gallery.

Business files related to Coggeshall's interior design work consist of architectural renderings and blueprints, work proposals, invoices, and receipts. Some of the more significant projects include work done for Lisa de Kooning, Priscilla Morgan, Arthur Penn, and Shoji Sadao.

Printed material includes newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements from other artists, and a booklet showcasing abstract artists titled, "Artfully Taught."

Photographs are color and black and white prints of Coggeshall and his friends in his studio and outside his Newcastle, Maine residence. There are also black and white photographs of Coggeshall's early design work in furniture and fabric, as well as documentation of his gallery design work for the Albright Art Gallery.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1960-1990 (Box 1, OV 3; 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1920-1993 (Box 1, OV 3; 28 folders)

Series 3: Writings, 1965-1989 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1970-1992 (Box 1, OV 3; 12 folders)

Series 5: Business Files, 1973-1989 (Boxes 1-2, OV 4-5; 27 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1950-1999 (Box 2, OV 3; 6 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1940-1985 (Box 2; 6 folders)
Biographical/Historical note:
Calvert Coggeshall (1907-1990) worked as an abstract painter and interior designer primarily in Maine and New York City. From 1951 to 1978, he exhibited regularly with the Betty Parsons Gallery.

Born in Whitesboro, New York, Coggeshall started his career as an interior designer, working on commissions for clients in the New York City area. He later consulted on the interior designs for Henry Dreyfuss'line of cruise/cargo ships called American Export, popular from the 1940s through the 1960s. In the 1940s, he also worked with inventor Arthur Young to design interiors for the first full-sized scale of Bell helicopter models. By the 1950s, Coggeshall began splitting his time between painting and design work, though he continued to regularly consult and work on several architectural and interior design projects throughout the 1980s.

As a painter, his early monochromatic abstracts were influenced by his friend and abstract expressionist, Bradley Walker Tomlin. An early member of Betty Parson's stable of painters, Coggeshall was friends with other artists, including Jack Tworkov, Grace Hartigan, Katharine Kuh, Nora Sayre, Hedda Sterne, and Richard Tuttle. After summering and eventually moving to Newcastle, Maine in the 1960s, he began introducing color into his abstract paintings. and A major retrospective of his work was held at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine in 1977. In 1978, he received a Guggenheim fellowship in recognition of his work. Working out of his studios in Newcastle and Manhattan, Coggeshall continued producing abstract paintings into the late 1980s. Coggeshall died in 1990.
Provenance:
The papers of Calvert Coggeshall were donated in 2006 by his son Tomlin Coggeshall.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Calvert Coggeshall 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.
Topic:
Designers -- Maine  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Interior decorators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Maine  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Oral histories (document genres)
Notes
Transcripts
Essays
Blueprints
Photographs
Drafts (documents)
Poems
Citation:
Calvert Coggeshall papers, 1920-1999, bulk 1965-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.coggcalv
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Calvert Coggeshall Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coggcalv

Walker Evans: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000999
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_138508

Walker Evans, first and last

Author:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
199 p. : all ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.E92 H2
TR647.E935H2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_116025

Something permanent / photographs by Walker Evans ; poetry by Cynthia Rylant

Author:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Rylant, Cynthia  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
61 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
C1994
Call number:
TR647.E935 R9 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_484173

Many are called. With an introd. by James Agee

Author:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
178 p. (chiefly ports.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_669316

Walker Evans : the magazine work / David Campany

Title:
Magazine work
Author:
Campany, David  Search this
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
223 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), facsims. ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
20th century
Topic:
Photojournalism  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Magazine illustration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1045004

Walker Evans

Author:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Call number:
TR647.E935 A6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_256913

Walker Evans : a biography / Belinda Rathbone

Author:
Rathbone, Belinda  Search this
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 358 p., [40] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Call number:
TR647.E935 R2 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_478593

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