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Dore Ashton papers, 1849, circa 1928-2014

Creator:
Ashton, Dore, 1928-2017  Search this
Subject:
Giacometti, Alberto  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Hellman, Lillian Florence  Search this
Guidieri, Remo  Search this
Congdon, Dennis  Search this
Hiss, Alger  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Arnheim, Rudolf  Search this
Tinguely, Jean  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Albee, Edward  Search this
Malamud, Bernard  Search this
Herbert, George  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Mumford, Lewis  Search this
Miró, Joan  Search this
Howes, Barbara  Search this
Vasilikos, Vasil?s  Search this
Berthot, Jake  Search this
Yunkers, Adja  Search this
Avedon, Richard  Search this
Adley, James  Search this
Borges, Jacopo Luis  Search this
Reuterswärd, Carl Fredrik  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Driskell, David C.  Search this
Licht, Fred  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Adams, Pat  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Lindner, Richard  Search this
Steinberg, Hedda  Search this
Oldenberg, Kla'es  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Photographs
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Historians  Search this
Educators  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5858
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208698
AAA_collcode_ashtdore
Theme:
Women
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208698
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Phyllis Diller’s Gag File

Manufacturer:
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Maker:
Diller, Phyllis  Search this
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 40 in x 17 1/4 in; 121.92 cm x 101.6 cm x 43.815 cm
Object Name:
file
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
ca 1962 - 1994
Subject:
Humor  Search this
Comedians  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Phyllis Diller
ID Number:
2003.0289.01.01
Accession number:
2003.0289
Catalog number:
2003.0289.01.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Phyllis Diller
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1218385
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Dore Ashton papers

Creator:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Names:
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art -- Faculty  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Yale University -- Faculty  Search this
Adams, Pat, 1928-  Search this
Adley, James, 1931-  Search this
Albee, Edward, 1928-  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Arnheim, Rudolf  Search this
Avedon, Richard  Search this
Berthot, Jake, 1939-  Search this
Borges, Jacopo Luis  Search this
Congdon, Dennis  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Driskell, David C.  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Guidieri, Remo  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984  Search this
Herbert, George  Search this
Hiss, Alger  Search this
Howes, Barbara  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Licht, Fred, 1928-  Search this
Lindner, Richard, 1901-  Search this
Malamud, Bernard  Search this
Miró, Joan, 1893-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Reuterswärd, Carl Fredrik, 1934-  Search this
Sterne, Hedda, 1910-  Search this
Tinguely, Jean, 1925-  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Vasilikos, Vasilēs, 1934-  Search this
Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983  Search this
Extent:
35.6 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Transcripts
Date:
circa 1928-2014
1849
1931 - 1983
bulk 1952-2014
Summary:
The papers of Dore Ashton measure 35.6 linear feet and date from circa 1928-2014, with one letter in the Joseph Cornell subject file dating from 1849. The records document Dore Ashton's career as an art critic, historian and educator, with particular depth for the period of 1952 through 1990. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material, as well as correspondence, writings, subject files, printed materials, artwork, and reference photographs of artworks. An addition to the Dore Ashton papers includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, writing project and subject files, teaching files, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Dore Ashton measure 35.6 linear feet and date from circa 1928-2014, with one letter in the Joseph Cornell subject file dating from 1849. The records document Dore Ashton's career as an art critic, historian and educator, with particular depth for the period of 1952 through 1990. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material, as well as correspondence, writings, subject files, printed materials, artwork, and reference photographs of artworks. An addition to the Dore Ashton papers includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, writing project and subject files, teaching files, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic material.

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with many artists, writers and others, including Pat Adams, James Adley, Rudolf Arnheim, Jake Berthot, Dennis Congdon, George Herbert, Remo Guidieri, Barbara Howes, Fred Licht, Joan Punyet Miro, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, and Hedda Sterne, among others. Smaller amounts of letters are from Joseph Albers, Edward Albee, Richard Avedon, Richard Diebenkorn, David Driskell, Alberto Giacometti, Philip Guston, Lillian Hellman, Alger Hiss, Bernard Malamud, Joan Miro, Robert Motherwell, Lewis Mumford, Claes Oldenburg, and Vassilis Vassilikos.

Writings consist of transcripts of miscellaneous articles or those written for various publications. Research files include reference or research materials for books, exhibitions, individuals and various topics. Individuals and topics include Jacopo Luis Borges, Allan Kaprow, Richard Lindner, Seong Moy, Jean Tinguely, Mark Tobey, Jack Tworkov, Adja Yunkers; and Dadaism, poetry and symbolism.

The addition to the Dore Ashton papers (Series 8) includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, writing project and subject files, teaching files, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic material. Writings make up a significant part of the addition and contain hundreds of manuscripts, as well as lectures, notes, sixty notebooks, ten diaries, and writings by others. Writing project and subject files comprise over half of the addition and encompass a large collection of alphabetical files pertaining to artists, actors, writers, thinkers, and collaborators; work projects including writings, exhibitions, panels, symposia, and lecture series; as well as various other subjects and topics. The addition also contains teaching files related to Ashton's positions at the Cooper Union, the New School for Social Research, and Yale University. The photographic material in this series is also abundant and contains hundreds of original photographs of Ashton throughout all stages of her life, many with friends and family.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1962-1978

Series 2: Correspondence, 1945-2010, undated

Series 3: Writings, 1952-1976, undated

Series 4: Research files, 1849, 1950-1984, 2009, undated

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1931-1981, undated

Series 6: Artwork, 1949, 1952, 1983, undated

Series 7: Photographs of Artwork, circa 1950-2010

Series 8: Addition to the Dore Ashton Papers, circa 1928-2013
Biographical / Historical:
Dore Ashton (1928-) is an art critic, author, and educator living in New York City. She wrote, contributed , and edited more than 30 books. Ashton was born in Newark New Jersey in 1928 and received an MA from Harvard University in 1950. Her many books and articles focus on late 19th and 20th century art and artists. Ashton was associate editor at Art Digest from 1952-1954, and critic for Arts and Architecture at the New York Times, 1955-1960. Starting in 1962 she held several lecturing posts at various institutions including the School of Visual Arts, Cooper Union, and the New School for Social Research. She was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 1964 and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant in 1980. Among Ashton's books are Abstract Art Before Columbus, 1956; Poets and the Past, 1959; A Joseph Cornell Album, 1974; Yes, But…A Critical Study of Philip Guston, 1976, About Rothko, 1983; The New York School: a Cultural Reckoning, 1973; Noguchi East and West, 1992; and David Rankin: The New York Years, 2013. Dore Ashton was the first critic to develop a comprehensive and eye-witness account of the history of the Abstract Expressions.

Ashton married artist Adja Yunkers (1900-1983) in 1953, and they had two daughters Alexandra (known as Sasha) and Marina. In 1985 she married writer Matti Megged (1923-2003).
Related Materials:
Among the holdings of the Archives is an oral history interview with Dore Ashton conducted November 21, 2010 by George W. Sampson, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project.

Dore Ashton papers are also located at Emory University Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.
Provenance:
The Dore Ashton papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Dore Ashton May 27, 1982, May 8, 1997, June 2, 2011, and March, 25, 2016.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Dore Ashton 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:
Women art critics  Search this
Historians  Search this
Educators  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Transcripts
Citation:
Dore Ashton papers, 1849, circa 1928-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ashtdore
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ashtdore
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Our Peoples: Seminole Fieldwork - Tribal History Workshop, Object selections (Participants on Tapes 1 through 10: Cecile Ganteaume, Billie Cypress, Carol Cypress, Jimmie O'Toole Osceola. Additional participants on specific tapes: Tape 1, Mark Clark; Ta...

Collection Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Community Services  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 02/08/2011 memorandum, Toda to Pahn; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-065, National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Community Services, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-065-refd1e3756

Dale-Patterson Family collection

Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Names:
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988  Search this
Extent:
5 boxes (3.80 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Correspondence
Ephemera
Photographs
Postcards
Programs
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1866 - 1990.
Summary:
The Dale-Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 1990 and measure 3.80 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892.
Scope and Contents note:
The Dale-Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 1990 and measure 3.80 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892. The collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and ephemera.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged in four series: 1) Dale-Patterson Family papers 2) Charles Qualls papers 3) Community Organizations 4) Subject Files
Biographical/Historical note:
The Dale family came to Washington, DC in 1886 when John Henry Dale, Sr., a gifted self-taught man, obtained a position as clerk in the newly contracted Pension Bureu building at 5th and G Streets, NW. First they lived near 13th Street and Florida Avenue, NW, then moved to Howard Road in Anacostia. Dale built a house at 2619 Nichols Avenue, now Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, drawing the plans and supervising the construction. The Dales and only one other family lived in this solidly built house for 100 years before it was sold to a church group and demolished
General Note:
Finding Aid Note: This finding aid is associated with a MARC collection-level record. 361883
Provenance:
The Dale-Patterson Family collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on April 07, 2013.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Dale-Patterson Family collection is 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 families  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Correspondence
Ephemera
Photographs
Postcards
Programs
Citation:
Dale-Patterson Family collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dianne Dale.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-074
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-074
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Howes, Barbara

Collection Creator:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1990
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dore Ashton 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:
Dore Ashton papers, 1849, circa 1928-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Dore Ashton papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-ashtdore-ref130

Smithsonian Curators Reflect on How Barbara Bush Will Be Remembered

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:14:07 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_bb5062691c40d22c0cfb9aadf24502a4

Public history : an introduction / edited by Barbara J. Howe, Emory L. Kemp

Author:
Howe, Barbara J  Search this
Kemp, Emory Leland  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 508 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
1988, c1986
Topic:
Public history  Search this
History--Vocational guidance  Search this
Call number:
D16.163 .P83 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_764989

Public history : an introduction / edited by Barbara J. Howe, Emory L. Kemp

Author:
Howe, Barbara J  Search this
Kemp, Emory Leland  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 508 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
Topic:
Public history  Search this
History--Vocational guidance  Search this
Call number:
D16.163.P83 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_301429

Houses and homes : exploring their history / Barbara J. Howe ... [et al.]

Author:
Howe, Barbara J  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 168 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Dwellings--Historiography  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Local history  Search this
History, Local  Search this
Call number:
E180.H68 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_316283

Old Glory : American war poems from the Revolutionary War to the war on terrorism / edited by Robert Hedin ; with a foreword by Walter Cronkite

Author:
Hedin, Robert 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 370 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Poetry
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
War poetry, American  Search this
History, Military  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_950074

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