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Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015

Creator:
Stocksdale, Bob, 1913-2003  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi, 1926-  Search this
Subject:
Sekimachi, Kay  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Maloof, Alfreda Ward  Search this
Turner, Tran  Search this
Anderson, Norman  Search this
Merrill, Forrest L.  Search this
Uchida, Yoshiko  Search this
Stocksdale, Robert C.  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Collingwood, Peter  Search this
Shawcroft, Barbara  Search this
Okubo, Miné  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Central Utah Relocation Center  Search this
War Relocation Authority  Search this
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketches
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Photographs
Topic:
Concentration camps  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Wood-workers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Fiberwork  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Japanese Americans  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Fiber artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11112
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246683
AAA_collcode_stockbob
Theme:
Craft
Lives of American Artists
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_246683
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Miye Matsukata papers, circa 1900-1982, bulk 1964-1981

Creator:
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Subject:
Hubbard, James C.  Search this
Oka, Takashi  Search this
Hickey, Judy  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Janiye (Firm)  Search this
Fitchburg Art Museum  Search this
Principia College  Search this
Art Asia Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketches
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Diaries
Topic:
Metal-workers  Search this
Women artisans  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Jewelers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8323
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210495
AAA_collcode_matsmiye
Theme:
Women
Asian American
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210495
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George Tsutakawa in Japan video project, 1988-1990

Creator:
Tsutakawa, George, 1910-1997  Search this
Subject:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Gadd, Dan  Search this
Levine, Ken M.  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6230
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216530
AAA_collcode_tsutgeor
Theme:
Asian American
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216530

Nanae Momiyama papers, 1928-circa 2000, bulk 1948-1990s

Creator:
Momiyama, Nanae, 1924-2002  Search this
Subject:
Kusama, Yayoi  Search this
Secor, Johanna  Search this
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
Kenkeleba House  Search this
Bruce Museum  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketches
Greeting cards
Drawings
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Japan  Search this
Calligraphers  Search this
Calligraphy, Japanese  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Educators  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15751
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287096
AAA_collcode_mominana
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_287096
Additional Online Media:

Masami Teraoka papers, 1966-2017

Creator:
Teraoka, Masami, 1936-  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17560
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)394149
AAA_collcode_teramasa
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_394149
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Chiura Obata papers, circa 1891-2000, 1942-1945

Creator:
Obata, Chiura, 1885-1975  Search this
Subject:
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
Central Utah Relocation Center  Search this
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Japanese American artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Japanese Americans  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17607
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)397059
AAA_collcode_obatchiu
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_397059

Oral history interview with Patti Warashina, 2005 September 8

Interviewee:
Warashina, Patti, 1940-  Search this
Interviewer:
Jeck, Doug, 1963-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Japanese American women  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12864
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)255215
AAA_collcode_warash05
Theme:
Asian American
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_255215
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Brandywine Workshop— Contemporary Japanese and Japanese American Artists Prints (1997)

Collection Creator:
Parish Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-1990
1996-1997
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of electronic records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Parish Gallery records, 1940-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Parish Gallery records
Parish Gallery records / Series 1: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-parigall-ref66

Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers

Source:
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Creator:
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Names:
Central Utah Relocation Center  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)  Search this
War Relocation Authority  Search this
Anderson, Norman  Search this
Collingwood, Peter, 1922-2008  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Maloof, Alfreda Ward  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Merrill, Forrest L.  Search this
Okubo, Miné, 1912-2001  Search this
Shawcroft, Barbara  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Turner, Tran  Search this
Uchida, Yoshiko  Search this
Former owner:
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Extent:
19.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900-2015
Summary:
The papers of woodturner Bob Stocksdale and fiber artist Kay Sekimachi measure 19.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 2015. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, professional files, exhibition files, project files, personal business records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographic material, and artwork. Of note are records from Sekimachi's forced internment during World War II at Tanforan Assembly Center and Topaz War Relocation Center from 1942 to 1944.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of woodturner Bob Stocksdale and fiber artist Kay Sekimachi measure 19.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 2015. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, professional files, exhibition files, project files, personal business records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographic material, and artwork. Of note are records from Sekimachi's forced internment during World War II at Tanforan Assembly Center and Topaz War Relocation Center from 1942 to 1944.

The bulk of biographical materials are from Kay Sekimachi with some originating from her time spent in forced internment at Topaz and Tanforan camps. These records include identification cards, War Relocation Authority printed materials, and school records. Also found are awards, resumes, and blank stationery. Some materials are from Stocksdale's 85th birthday and memorial service.

Letters and extensive greeting cards are from friends, family, and professional acquaintances. Correspondents include Norman Anderson, Peter Collingwood, Jack Lenor Larsen, Sam and Alfreda Maloof, Forrest L. Merrill, Miné Okubo, Barbara Shawcroft, and others.

Writings and notes are scattered and include two interviews with Kay Sekimachi, hanging instructions, and notes. Writings by others are by Jack Lenor Larsen, Tran Turner, and Yoshiko Uchida.

Sekimachi's and Stocksdale's professional activities are documented through files relating to their participation at conferences, awards ceremonies, and lectures. Also found are fiber samples, order forms for materials and equipment, and notes on techniques and design by Kay Sekimachi. Exhibition records include extensive documentation on Marriage in Form, In the Realm of Nature, and Loom and Lathe as well as files for various solo and group exhibitions for both Sekimachi and Stocksdale. Gallery and institution files include material on multiple or unnamed exhibitions. Exhibiton documentation may include correspondence, writings, proposals, printed material, financial and loan records, condition reports, and photographs. Project files contain material for proposed book projects, a retrospective, and portfolio, by and about Sekimachi and Stocksdale. Also found are three commissions files for works by Sekimachi. A proposed retrospective on the work of Bob Stocksdale by Kay Sekimachi includes a digital sound recording of recollections.

Personal business records include sales books, purchase records for works of art by others, appraisals, contracts, consignment receipts, and insurance records.

Published books, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, magazines, and newsletters are found within printed materials. Of note is a publication by the San Francisco Chronicle entitled "This World" which features illustrations by Miné Okubo.

Four scrapbooks compiled by Kay Sekimachi date from 1937 to 1944. Most of the scrapbooks contain printed material from magazines and other sources with images such as children, valentines, food, birds, clothing, and may include scattered sketches and notes by Sekimachi. One scrapbook dates from the end of Sekimachi's internment at Topaz and relocation to Cincinnati, Ohio. This scrapbook includes sketches and printed materials concerning local and global events. Loose material found in this series was likely meant to be pasted into a new or the forth scrapbook. These materials include relocation information, Japanese-American publications, maps, clippings, sketches, and printed programs.

The bulk of photographic materials consist of slides of various vacation locations and homes and date from the 1960s to the 1980s. Also found are scattered portraits of Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale, as well as a photo of Miné Okubo with Roy Leeper and Cecil Thompson. Artworks are largely by Kay Sekimachi and include watercolor and pencil sketches as well as designs for fabrics and a weaving portfolio. Watercolor and pencil sketches are of Tanforan Assembly Center and date from circa 1942.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1920-2003 (1.5 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1943-2014 (7.6 linear feet; Box 2-10)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1960s-2008 (0.2 linear feet; Box 10)

Series 4: Professional Files, 1950s-2011 (1.1 linear feet; Box 10-11, 22)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1951-2015 (2.9 linear feet; Box 11-14)

Series 6: Project Files, circa 1900-2004 (0.3 linear feet; Box 14)

Series 7: Personal Business Records, 1970s-2010 (0.7 linear feet; Box 14-15)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1943-2011 (2.3 linear feet; Box 15-17, 22)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1937-1946 (0.9 linear feet; Box 17, 21)

Series 10: Photographic Material, circa 1950-2001 (0.9 linear feet; Box 18)

Series 11: Artwork, 1942-circa 1970 (1.1 linear feet; Box 18-20, 22-23)
Biographical / Historical:
Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003) was a woodturner active in California. He was known for bowls he formed from rare types of wood. Kay Sekimachi (1926- ) is a Japanese-American fiber artist and educator also active in California. She began her career in weaving on and off the loom and was part of the New Basketry movement.

Born in Indiana, Bob Stocksdale began his interest in carving by whittling with a pocket knife. Later, he created his own lathe with a washing machine motor and turned items such as baseball bats. During World War II, he was a conscientious objector and worked at various camps performing forestry work. It was in one of the camps that he turned his first bowl on a lathe.

After the war, Stocksdale settled in the Bay Area of California where he established his own woodturning shop in his basement. He concentrated on making bowls out of rare woods. His work has been recognized throughout the world and in 1998, he received the American Association of Woodturners Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2003, he received the James Renwick Alliance Masters of the Medium Award.

Kay Sekimachi was born in San Francisco, California in 1926. As a high school student, she was forcibly interned through Executive Order 9066 issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt which incarcerated approximately 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-American citizens during World War II. Along with her mother and siblings, Kay lived at Tanforan Assembly Center and later moved to Topaz War Relocation Center in Utah. She continued her schooling at Topaz and after 1944, was resettled in Cincinnati, Ohio.

After graduating from high school, Kay Sekimachi enrolled at the California College of Arts and Crafts and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts where she learned the craft of weaving under Trude Guermonprez and Jack Lenor Larsen. Her early works were tapestries and garments. She later used her weaving techniques as part of the New Basketry movement to create baskets and boxes out of fibers. Also an educator, Kay taught weaving at San Francisco Community College. She received the American Craft Council Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship in 2002.

After the dissolution of his first marriage through which he had two children, son Kim and daughter Joy Stocksdale, Bob married Kay Sekimachi in 1972. The two had been acquainted for many years as they were both craft artists living in the Bay Area. Although they married later in life, Kay and Bob travelled the world and exhibited their art together in many exhibitions including Marriage in Form and Loom and Lathe.

Bob Stocksdale died in Oakland, California in 2003. Kay Sekimachi continues to exhibit her work and lives in Berkeley, California.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are an oral history interview of Bob Stocksdale conducted February 16-March 21, 2001, by Signe Mayfield and an oral history interview of Kay Sekimachi [Stocksdale] conducted July 26-August 6, 2001, by Suzanne Baizerman. Both interviews were conducted in Berkeley, California, during the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Provenance:
The Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers were donated in 2003, 2004, and 2015 by Kay Sekimachi Stocksdale as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
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 original audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi 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:
Woodworkers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Fiber artists -- California  Search this
Concentration camps -- United States  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Fiberwork -- Technique  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Woodwork -- Study and teaching  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Textile crafts -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Photographs
Citation:
Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stockbob
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stockbob

Yasuo Kuniyoshi letter to Julian E. (Julian Edwin) Levi, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1944 Jan. 10
Topic:
Art--Societies, etc.  Search this
Protesting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10006
See more items in:
Julian E. Levi papers, 1846-1981
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10006
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Declaration by Japanese-American artists

Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1941 December 12
Topic:
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17233
See more items in:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17233

Ruth Asawa : life's work / edited by Tamara H. Schenkenberg ; essays by Aruna D'Souza, Helen Molesworth, and Tamara H. Schenkenberg

Writer of supplementary textual content:
Schenkenberg, Tamara H.  Search this
D'Souza, Aruna  Search this
Molesworth, Helen Anne  Search this
Author:
Asawa, Ruth Works Selections  Search this
Host institution:
Pulitzer Arts Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Asawa, Ruth  Search this
Asawa, Ruth Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
158 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Exhibition catalogs
Illustrated works
Informational works
Catalogs
Date:
2019
Topic:
Metal sculpture  Search this
Sculpture, Abstract  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106559

George Tsutakawa in Japan video project

Creator:
Tsutakawa, George  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Gadd, Dan  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Levine, Ken M.  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Interviews
Date:
1988-1990
Summary:
The George Tsutakawa in Japan video project measures 4 linear feet and contains unedited video recordings of Tsutakawa's return trip to his childhood home in central Japan. The recordings, made by the West Coast Regional Center of the Archives of American Art in 1988, were subsequently edited into the 23-minute documentary George Tsutakawa: An Artist's Pilgrimage, also included in this collection.
Scope and Contents:
The George Tsutakawa in Japan video project measures 4 linear feet and contains unedited video recordings of Tsutakawa's return trip to his childhood home in central Japan. The recordings, made by the West Coast Regional Center of the Archives of American Art in 1988, were subsequently edited into the 23-minute documentary George Tsutakawa: An Artist's Pilgrimage, also included in this collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Unedited Video for Documentary, 1988 (3.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-4)

Series 2: George Tsutakawa: An Artist's Pilgrimage, 1990 (3 folders; Box 4)
Biographical / Historical:
George Tsutakawa (1910-1997) was a painter and sculptor based in Seattle, Washington. Born in Seattle in 1910, he moved with his mother to Fukuyama, Japan, at the age of seven. While there, he took an interest in art, and was influenced by traditional Japanese practices. Returning to Seattle at age 16, he continued his education in art at the University of Washington. His interest in sculpture led to numerous commissions for fountians worldwide, a form that combined his experiences in both the Pacific Northwest and Japan. During his career, Tsutakawa designed, built, and installed over 70 fountains.

Following a 1987 interview with Tsutakawa conducted by the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, the Archives' West Coast Regional Center took the opportunity to further document Tsutakawa's experience as a Japanese-American artist. Fourteen hours of video were recorded over a three-week period in the fall of 1988, centered around the Fountain of Lotus, a sculpture Tsutakawa was commissioned to design for a new art museum in his childhood home of Fukuyama, Japan. Tsutakawa is accompanied by members of his family, including his wife Ayame, his daughter Mayumi, and his son Gerard.

The video crew for this project included Paul Karlstrom (Archives of American Art West Coast regional director), Ken Levine (director and videographer), and Dan Gadd (videographer). The project was made possible by a Smithsonian Research Opportunities Grant and additional private donations, as well as an equipment loan from Sony.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview recorded on video June 26-27, 1987 by his daughter Mayumi Tsutakawa, as well as the George Tsutakawa papers, 1953-1991.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from the Archives of American Art.

The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Japanese American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
George Tsutakawa in Japan video project, 1988-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tsutgeor
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George Tsutakawa in Japan video project
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tsutgeor

Nanae Momiyama papers

Creator:
Momiyama, Nanae, 1924-2002  Search this
Names:
Bruce Museum  Search this
Kenkeleba House  Search this
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-  Search this
Secor, Johanna  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Greeting cards
Interviews
Sketches
Drawings
Photographs
Place:
Japan
Date:
1928-circa 2000
bulk 1948-2000
Summary:
The papers of New York painter, calligrapher, and educator, Nanae Momiyama measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1928-circa 2000, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1948-1990s. The collection traces Momiyama's career as a first wave post-World War II Japanese-American artist through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, scrapbooks, sketches and sketchbooks, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York painter, calligrapher, and educator, Nanae Momiyama measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1928-circa 2000, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1948-1990s. The collection traces Momiyama's career as a first wave post-World War II Japanese-American artist through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, scrapbooks, sketches and sketchbooks, and photographs.

Biographical material includes resumes, a graduation certificate, passports, artist's statements, a calendar of lectures, address books, miscellaneous biographical material, and a 1972 WGCH radio interview with Nanae Momiyama.

Correspondence is mostly professional and consists of incoming and outgoing letters with arts organizations, museums, and galleries, such as the Bruce Museum, the Japanese Artists'Association, Kenkeleba House, and the National Association of Women Artists. There is some personal correspondence from family and friends, including Yayoi Kusama and Johanna Secor.

Writings and notes contain writings and notes by Nanae Momiyama and others. Writings and notes mostly consist of drafts of lectures and press releases relating to Momiyama's class demonstrations on Sumi-e painting.

Business records include annotated painting lists, consignments, a loan agreement, a contract, and scattered receipts. Painting lists and sales receipts provide a detailed record of works sold by Nanae Momiyama from 1974-1987.

Nanae Momiyama's activities as an artist are well-documented through printed materials, including press releases, clippings, periodicals, exhibition invitations, announcements, and catalogs, periodicals, annotated checklists, and brochures. Also found is Momiyama's monograph on Sumi-e painting.

Five scrapbooks contain exhibition-related material, such as announcements, invitations, brochures, reviews, installation shots, and artwork. One scrapbook is of a more personal nature and includes notes, handmade holiday cards by the artist, and photographs of Momiyama's children.

Artwork comprises sketches, drawings, and graphic designs. Sketches are mostly studies for Nanae Momiyama's paintings. Also included are five sketchbooks; one sketchbook is devoted to Momiyama's calligraphy.

Photographs are of Nanae Momiyama and others, exhibition installations and artwork, miscellaneous photographs, and slides of artwork. Also found are six photograph albums of images of Nanae Momiyama with family, friends, and colleagues. Of interest, are two photograph albums depicting Nanae Momiyama's school life and social activities in Japan from 1928-1940s.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1948-1995 (Box 1: 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1953, 1970s-1993 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1950s-1995 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Business Records, 1962-1987 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1950s-1995 (Box 1; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1948-1978 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Sketches and Drawings, circa 1950s-1970s (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 8: Sketchbooks, circa 1975-1997 (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, 1928-circa 2000 (Box 3; 1.0 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Nanae Momiyama (1924-2002) worked in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut as a painter, calligrapher, and educator.

In 1924, Nanae Momiyama was born in Tokyo, Japan. In 1944, she graduated from Bunka Gakuin College in Tokyo, where she later taught painting and drawing. In 1954, under the sponsorship of the Japanese government, Nanae Moimiyama attended the Art Students' League in New York City, where she was mentored by the painter, Morris Kantor. During this period, Momiyama participated in exhibitions organized by the cooperative galleries on East Tenth Street in New York City that were promoting the works of Abstract Expressionist artists.

Nanae Momiyama's artistic interests extended to the teaching of Japanese calligraphy and Sumi-e paintings at colleges, universities, and art institutions, including the National Teacher's Convention for Asian Studies at Brooklyn College, Columbia University, and Japan Society. During her career, Momiyama received commissions to design posters for movies, plays, and concerts and to illustrate books and magazines. In addition, she wrote Sumi-e, An Introduction to Ink Painting that became a standard text on the subject.

Nanae Momiyama participated in many solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad: Brata Gallery, the Bruce Museum, Gima Gallery, Ligoa Duncan Gallery, and Seibu Galleries, among others.

Nanae Momiyama was a long time resident of Greenwich, Connecticut. She died in 2002.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Haniwa Gottlieb, Nanae Momiyama's daughter, in 2009.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Nanae Momiyama 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:
Japanese American artists  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Calligraphers  Search this
Calligraphy, Japanese  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Greeting cards
Interviews
Sketches
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Nanae Momiyama papers, 1928-circa 2000, bulk 1948-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mominana
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Archives of American Art
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Miye Matsukata papers

Creator:
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Names:
Art Asia Gallery  Search this
Fitchburg Art Museum  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Students  Search this
Janiye (Firm)  Search this
Principia College -- Students  Search this
Hickey, Judy  Search this
Hubbard, James C.  Search this
Oka, Takashi, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
13.45 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Interviews
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Date:
circa 1900-1982
bulk 1964-1981
Summary:
The papers of jewelry designer and metalsmith Miye Matsukata measure 13.45 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1964 to 1981.The papers include correspondence, interviews, journals, writings and lectures, exhibition files, Janiye business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials that document Matsukata's work as a jeweler and owner of Janiye, an atelier located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of jewelry designer and metalsmith Miye Matsukata measure 13.45 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1964 to 1981.The papers include correspondence, interviews, journals, writings and lectures, exhibition files, Janiye business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials that document Matsukata's work as a jeweler and owner of Janiye, an atelier located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Correspondence is with family, James Hubbard, various customers, galleries, and colleagues. Interviews include recordings of Matsukata and Takashi Oka, Judy Hickey and Miyo, and two interviews from 1968.

Eleven journals contain Matsukata's writings about her work, travel experiences, impressions of Mikimoto, and include some sketches. Writings and lectures consists of five appointment books; biographical statements and resumes; essays; lecture recordings, manuscripts, and slides; twelve memo books; notes; two travel itinerary books; and writings by James Hubbard that include an essay about Matsukata.

Exhibition files consist of correspondence, price and invitations lists, loan forms, and drafts for jewelry shows at the Art Asia Gallery, Fitchburg Art Museum, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Principia College, and other galleries. Business files for Janiye include donations, financial and legal material, inventory books, publicity files, and sales records; and client and vendor files containing invoices, correspondence, and special order details for works produced by Matsukata and other jewelers at Janiye.

Printed materials include booklets, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, an invitation, press releases, and Janiye sales catalogs. Two scrapbooks feature clippings and sketches of dinnerware, and early brochures and photographs of Janiye.

Artwork consists of sketches of jewelry, dinnerware, mountains, and landscapes. Additionally, 47 sketchbooks of travel, jewelry, and dinnerware are found in the collection. Photographic materials include photographs, negatives, slides, and several glass slides depicting Matsukata, her family, Janiye, jewelry and dinnerware, and travel.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1957-1981 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Interviews, 1968-1978 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Journals, 1966-1981 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Writings and Lectures, 1962-1982 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1964-1980 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Janiye Business Records, 1948-1982 (7.1 linear feet; Boxes 3-10, 17)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1965-1982 (0.2 linear feet; Box 10)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, circa 1945-1980 (0.2 linear feet; Box 15)

Series 9: Artwork, 1946-1981 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 10, 15)

Series 10: Sketchbooks, circa 1950-1981 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 10-11, 15)

Series 11: Photographic Material, circa 1900-1982 (2.3 linear feet; Boxes 11-14, 16)
Biographical / Historical:
Miye Matsukata (1922-1981) was a jewelry designer and metalsmith in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked at her jewelry firm Janiye in Boston from 1950 to her death.

Matsukata was born in Japan to Shokuma and Miyo Matsukata and had four sisters named Haru, Naka, Taneko "Tane," and Mari. After coming to the United States in 1940, Matsukata attended Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, graduating in 1944. Afterwards, she attended The Museum School in Boston. In 1950 she established Janiye, a jewelry atelier, with former classmates Naomi Katz Harris and Janice Whipple Williams. The name Janiye is a combination of the three co-owners' names. By 1958, Matsukata became the sole owner of the company with James Hubbard, a stone cutter, serving as business manager and agent. Nancy Michel, Alexandra Watkins, and Yoshiko Yamamoto became the leading team of jewelers to execute Matsukata's designs.

Matsukata traveled extensively to Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Peru, India, western and central Europe, and to Scandinavia after winning a scholarship in 1950. She also spent a substantial amount of time in Japan, especially during her collaboration with the Japanese pearl company Mikimoto. Her work was inspired by the places she visited and she often documented the sources of her inspiration through her writings and sketches.

Matsukata died in 1981 in Boston. Janiye remained open after her death with Michel and Watkins as the new owners.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds several collections related to Miye Matsukata, including Photographs of Miye Matsukata, Slides of jewelry designed by Miye Matsukata, Alexandra S. Watkins papers concerning Miye Matsukata, Miye Matsukata note with sketch to Mrs. Bartlett, Jane England Chandler papers regarding Miye Matsukata necklace, and Photographs of Miye Matsukata jewelry.
Provenance:
The Miye Matsukata papers were donated in 1984 by Mrs. Edwin O. Reischauer, Matsukata's sister and in 2008 and 2017 by Ann Hubbard Gaddis, the sister of Matsukata's business partner and heir, James Hubbard.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Japanese American artists--Massachusetts  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Jewelers--Massachusetts  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Metal-workers--Massachusetts  Search this
Women artisans--Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Interviews
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Citation:
Miye Matsukata papers, circa 1900-1982, bulk 1964-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.matsmiye
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Masami Teraoka papers

Creator:
Teraoka, Masami, 1936-  Search this
Extent:
6.3 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Videorecordings
Date:
1966-2017
Summary:
The papers of painter Masami Teraoka measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1966 to 2017. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, project and exhibition files, printed material, and photographic material. Much of the collection documents Teraoka's association with Catherine Clark Gallery.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Masami Teraoka measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1966 to 2017. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, project and exhibition files, printed material, and photographic material. Much of the collection documents Teraoka's association with Catherine Clark Gallery.

Biographical material includes copies of Masami Teraoka's resume, an appointment book, and assorted documents.

Correspondence is primarily business related, with some personal correspondence scattered throughout. Much of this collection appears to have been compiled by Catharine Clark Gallery, where Teraoka has exhibited since 1998, on behalf of the artist. Of the professional correspondence regarding Teraoka's work and upcoming exhibitions present in this series, a significant portion does not appear to be directly to or from the artist.

The writings series is arranged as two subseries: general writings and Masami Teraoka book project. The first subseries includes artist statements, article and essay drafts, lists, and notes. Many of the notes present in this series appear to be from Catherine Clark Gallery gallery regarding Teraoka projects and exhibitions. The second subseries includes correspondence, contracts, drafts of essays, notes and lists, and images related to the production and publication of the book Ascending Chaos: The Art of Masami Teraoka 1966-2006, published by Chronicle Books.

Personal business records include consignment and loan agreements, reproduction requests, inventory and price lists, and sales records. Also included is a "Mega Binder" compiled by Catharine Clark Gallery, which consists primarily of consignment, loan, and sale information and related correspondence.

Project and exhibition files include such material as correspondence, notes, lists, financial information, printed material, and photographic material related to Masami Teraoka exhibitions and projects. Also included in this series are VHS videos related to a documentary and to exhibitions.

Printed material includes books; a course pack from the University of Southern California which includes an essay about Masami Teraoka; exhibition announcements, invitations, and catalogs; magazines, newspapers, and clippings; museum brochures; posters; and press releases. Some printed material is in Japanese.

Photographic material includes personal photographs and snapshots, photographs and photocopies of works of art, and photographs documenting shipping damage.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1970, 1980-2005 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1975-2017 (Box 1; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1966-2012 (Box 2; 1 linear foot)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1976-2015 (Box 3; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 5: Project and Exhibition Files, 1976-2010 (Boxes 3-4; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1973-2017 (Boxes 4-7, OV 8-12; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographic Material, circa 1976-2008 (Box 7, 5 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Masami Teraoka (1936- ) is a Japanese-born, Hawaii-based painter known for his paintings created in the style of traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e prints. Teraoka studied aesthetics from 1954 to 1959 at Kwansei Gakuin University in Kobe, Japan. In 1961 he moved to the United States where he attended Otis Art Institute (now Otis College of Art and Design) in Los Angeles from 1964 to 1968, earning both a Bachelors of Fine Art and a Masters of Fine Art. He has exhibited widely, including at the Oakland Museum, the Indiana Museum of Art, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Queensland Art Gallery, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Masami Teraoka lives and works in Hawaii.
Provenance:
The Masami Teraoka papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Masami Teraoka in 2018.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of audiovisual recordings and electronic records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Printmakers -- Hawaii  Search this
Topic:
Japanese American artists  Search this
Painters -- Hawaii  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videorecordings
Citation:
Masami Teraoka papers, 1966-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.teramasa
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Thesis, "Yasuo Kuniyoshi, A Japanese-American Artist and the Second World War" by Midori Yoshimoto

Collection Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1996
Collection Restrictions:
A portion of the collection has been digitized. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi's 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:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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George Gershwin

Artist:
Isamu Noguchi, 17 Nov 1904 - 30 Dec 1988  Search this
Sitter:
George Gershwin, 26 Sep 1898 - 11 Jul 1937  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Without Base: 37.8 × 23.5 × 26 cm (14 7/8 × 9 1/4 × 10 1/4")
Base: 21.6 × 19.7 × 19.4 cm (8 1/2 × 7 3/4 × 7 5/8")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1929
Topic:
George Gershwin: Male  Search this
George Gershwin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
George Gershwin: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
George Gershwin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
George Gershwin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
George Gershwin: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Marc Gershwin
Owner: Mrs. Arthur Gershwin
Object number:
PC990682
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
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Chiura Obata : an American modern / ShiPu Wang ; with contributions by Masuji Fujii, Asako Katsura, and Greg Robinson

Author:
Wang, ShiPu  Search this
Contributor:
Fujii, Masuji  Search this
Katsura, Asako  Search this
Robinson, Greg 1966-  Search this
Subject:
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Physical description:
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 x 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2018
Topic:
Japanese American artists  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.O1194 W36 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090285

Meet the Iconic Japanese-American Artist Whose Work Hasn't Been Exhibited in Decades

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 14 May 2015 12:28:45 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_c1052aba5bcb87201008b6d5ab44b632

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