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Indian Arts and Crafts Board accession records

Creator:
United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board  Search this
Artist:
Da, Popovi, 1923-1971  Search this
Houser, Allan, 1914-1994  Search this
Howe, Oscar, 1915-1983  Search this
Kabotie, Fred  Search this
Lelooska, 1933-1996  Search this
Martinez, Julian, -1943  Search this
Martínez, María Montoya  Search this
Moses, James Kivetoruk, 1900-1982  Search this
Senungetuk, Ronald W., 1933-  Search this
Velarde, Pablita, 1918-2006  Search this
Extent:
39 slides (photographs)
35 negatives (photographic)
257 Photographic prints
14 Linear feet
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Photographs
Purchase orders
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Newspaper clippings
Correspondence
Accession records
Date:
1870-2010
bulk 1962-1985
Summary:
The Indian Arts and Crafts Board accession records collection includes documents and photographs related to works of art accessioned into the IACB collection from it's inception in 1935 to 1999. The collection also includes docuements related to objects accessioned into the IACB's run Southern Plains Indian Museum. The collection is nearly comprehensive and includes works of art from Alaska Native artists to Catawba pottery, and includes artwork from several renowned artists including, Maria Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), James Kivetoruk Moses (Inupiaq), and Don Morse "Lelooska" Smith (Cherokee).
Scope and Contents:
The records in this collection consist of the original accession records for the Indian Arts and Crafts Board Headquarters Collection. The bulk of the records are made up of original catalog cards, purchase orders, invoices, and correspondence between artists, IACB field representatives, commercial entities, and various directors of the IACB, including Robert G. Hart. There is also documentation detailing purchases and transactions with the IACB's Southern Plains Indian Museum of objects that are housed within that institution. Additionally, the records include brochures, business cards, object tags and labels, object lists and descriptions, newspaper clippings, journal articles, negatives, photographs, and slides. Objects that were stolen during a 1980 theft in Washington, D.C. are noted within the records as well. Artists that can be found within the records include, Papovi Da, Allan Houser, Oscar Howe, Fred Kabotie, Julian Martinez, Maria Martinez, James Kivetoruk Moses, Ronald Senungetuk, Don Morse Smith (Lelooksa) Pablita Velarde, Amos Wallace, Lincoln Wallace, and many other prominent artists.
Arrangement:
Arranged in three series: Series 1: Original Accession Notes, Series 2: Accession Information, Series 3: Miscellaneous Accession Information. All material is arranged by catalog number and chronologically when date is known.
Biographical / Historical:
The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB), a federal agency within the Department of the Interior, was created by Congress through the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1935. Its creation stemmed from the Indian Reorganization Act, often called the Indian New Deal, which sought to reverse assimilative government policies towards Native Americans and promote tribal self-governance. Since its inception, the IACB has fulfilled its mission of promoting the economic development of federally recognized American Indians and Alaska Natives through the expansion of the Indian arts and crafts market by commissioning and purchasing works of art, while also supporting regional and tribal arts projects. Initially, the IACB did not catalog works of art, and little documentation exists for some of the first objects that the entity acquired. Starting in the 1960s, the IACB began cataloguing the works of art within its collection and began acquiring objects on a grander scale, which it did throughout the 1980s. In 2000, the IACB transferred its Headquarters Collection and associated accession documentation to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. This collection does not include objects from the IACB's three regional museums in Oklahoma, Montana, and South Dakota.The collection contains a vast array of art from ceramics to works on paper from a diverse number of Native American artists.
Provenance:
Transferred from the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior, in 2000.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
American Indians -- arts and crafts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Purchase orders
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Newspaper clippings
Correspondence
Accession records
Citation:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board accession records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.072
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Indian Arts and Crafts Board accession records
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-072

Coastal Woman with Firewood

Photographer:
Mary Shona-hah Smith (Gray Dove), Cherokee descent, 1912-1997  Search this
Culture/People:
Cherokee  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Mary Shona-hah Smith (Gray Dove), Cherokee descent, 1912-1997  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
IACB source:
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee descent, 1933-1996  Search this
Title:
Coastal Woman with Firewood
Object Name:
Female doll
Media/Materials:
Wood, commercially tanned leather, wool cloth, paint, moss
Techniques:
Carved, painted, sewn, braided
Dimensions:
26 x 23.5 x 25 cm
Object Type:
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Place:
Louisburg; Dallas County; Missouri; USA
Date created:
1965
Catalog Number:
25/5699
Barcode:
255699.000
See related items:
Cherokee
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_271565
Additional Online Media:

Makah Clam Digger

Photographer:
Mary Shona-hah Smith (Gray Dove), Cherokee descent, 1912-1997  Search this
Culture/People:
Cherokee  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Mary Shona-hah Smith (Gray Dove), Cherokee descent, 1912-1997  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
IACB source:
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee descent, 1933-1996  Search this
Title:
Makah Clam Digger
Object Name:
Figure
Media/Materials:
Wood, cedar bark, wool yarn, commercially tanned leather, twine/string
Techniques:
Carved, painted, knitted, shredded
Dimensions:
13.2 x 16.8 x 31.8 cm
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Louisburg; Dallas County; Missouri; USA
Date created:
1965
Catalog Number:
25/9106
Barcode:
259106.000
See related items:
Cherokee
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_275095
Additional Online Media:

Drawing

Photographer:
Mary Shona-hah Smith (Gray Dove), Cherokee descent, 1912-1997  Search this
Culture/People:
Cherokee  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Mary Shona-hah Smith (Gray Dove), Cherokee descent, 1912-1997  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
IACB source:
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee descent, 1933-1996  Search this
Object Name:
Drawing
Media/Materials:
Muslin, ink
Techniques:
Drawn
Dimensions:
28.5 x 23 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Ariel; Cowlitz County; Washington; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1963-1965
Catalog Number:
25/9327
Barcode:
259327.000
See related items:
Cherokee
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_275341
Additional Online Media:

Kwakiutl Man

Photographer:
Mary Shona-hah Smith (Gray Dove), Cherokee descent, 1912-1997  Search this
Culture/People:
Cherokee  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Mary Shona-hah Smith (Gray Dove), Cherokee descent, 1912-1997  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
IACB source:
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee descent, 1933-1996  Search this
Title:
Kwakiutl Man
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Velvet, paint
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Ariel; Cowlitz County; Washington; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1965
Catalog Number:
26/2461
Barcode:
262461.000
See related items:
Cherokee
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_278571

Lelooska : the life of a northwest coast artist / Chris Friday

Author:
Friday, Chris 1959-  Search this
Subject:
Lelooska 1933-1996  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 283 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Indian artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_715647

Spirit of the cedar people : more stories and paintings of Chief Lelooska / edited by Christine Normandin

Author:
Lelooska 1933-1996  Search this
Normandin, Christine  Search this
Physical description:
38 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Folklore
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
Date:
1998
Topic:
Tales  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Oversize books  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_773558

Lelooska / Randolph Falk

Author:
Falk, Randolph 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Lelooska 1933-1996  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Northwest coast of North America
Date:
1976
Topic:
Art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.L534 F2
E99.K9 F34X
N40.1.L534F2
E99.K9F34X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_81959

Lelooska : Shona-Hah, Tsungani, Patty Fawn : [Exhibition dates: January 26 to April 7, 1974, Pasadena Museum of Modern Art]

Author:
Lelooska 1933-1996  Search this
Pasadena Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Subject:
Lelooska 1933-1996  Search this
Physical description:
64 pages : illustrations chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
Date:
1974
1974]
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1071959

Lelooska : the traditional art of the mask : carving a transformation mask / [Lelooska] ; text written with and photography by Douglas Congdon-Martin

Title:
Traditional art of the mask
Author:
Lelooska 1933-1996  Search this
Congdon-Martin, Douglas  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest, Pacific
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Wood-carving  Search this
Indian masks  Search this
Indian wood-carving  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_908734

Echoes of the elders : the stories and paintings of Chief Lelooska / edited by Christine Normandin

Author:
Lelooska 1933-1996  Search this
Normandin, Christine  Search this
Physical description:
38 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Folklore
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
Date:
1997
Topic:
Tales  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975540

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