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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis at National Museum of Natural History

Author:
Ploskonka, Jeffrey  Search this
Subject:
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
India
Date:
1985
Topic:
Celebrities and Dignitaries  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
First ladies  Search this
Presidents' spouses  Search this
Celebrities  Search this
Standard number:
85-10472-20
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8936

First Ladies Gowns

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Coolidge, Grace Goodhue 1879-1957  Search this
Eisenhower, Mamie Doud 1896-  Search this
Harding, Florence Kling  Search this
Hoover, Lou Henry  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962  Search this
Truman, Bess Wallace  Search this
National Collections  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
First Ladies Exhibit  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 5w x 4h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
United States
Date:
c. 1968
Topic:
Artifacts  Search this
Chandeliers  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costumes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
First Ladies Gowns  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Mannequins (figures)  Search this
Museum mannequins  Search this
Piano  Search this
Presidents' spouses  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-3415 or P65460G or MAH-P65460G
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11426

First Ladies Hall, NMHT

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Coolidge, Grace Goodhue 1879-1957  Search this
Eisenhower, Mamie Doud 1896-  Search this
Harding, Florence Kling  Search this
Hoover, Lou Henry  Search this
Truman, Bess Wallace  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-  Search this
Nixon, Pat 1912-  Search this
First Ladies Hall  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
United States
Date:
1972
Topic:
Artifacts  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costumes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
First Ladies Gowns  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Mannequins (figures)  Search this
Museum mannequins  Search this
Presidents' spouses  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Standard number:
72-7078
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9340

First Ladies Gowns, Jacqueline Kennedy

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Place:
United States
Date:
c. 1960s
Topic:
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costumes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
First Ladies Gowns  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Museum mannequins  Search this
Mannequins (figures)  Search this
Presidents' spouses  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Standard number:
50202 or MAH-50202
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9741

First Ladies Gowns

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Harding, Florence Kling  Search this
Hoover, Lou Henry  Search this
Coolidge, Grace Goodhue 1879-1957  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962  Search this
Truman, Bess Wallace  Search this
Eisenhower, Mamie Doud 1896-  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Nixon, Pat 1912-  Search this
First Ladies Hall  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
National Collections  Search this
First Ladies Exhibit  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color Size: 10w x 8h Type of Image: Exhibit Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
United States
Date:
1972
Topic:
Artifacts  Search this
Chandeliers  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costumes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
First Ladies Gowns  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Mannequins (figures)  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum mannequins  Search this
Piano  Search this
Presidents' spouses  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-3412 or 72-7078-CN
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11427

Lady Bird Johnson Visits First Ladies Hall

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Eisenhower, Mamie Doud 1896-  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962  Search this
Truman, Bess Wallace  Search this
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Collections  Search this
First Ladies Exhibit  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Place:
United States
Date:
November 15, 1962
Topic:
Artifacts  Search this
Chandeliers  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costumes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Fireplace  Search this
First Ladies Gowns  Search this
Mannequins (figures)  Search this
Museum mannequins  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Presidents' spouses  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Special events  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Standard number:
MAH50700
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9980

Architectural History of the Renwick Gallery of Art, 1859

Subject:
Jacobson, Hugh Newell  Search this
Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888  Search this
Herman, Lloyd E  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Renwick, James 1818-1895  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art Early History  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Type:
Second Empire
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1859-1873
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Museum architecture  Search this
Architecture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14439

Richard Carver Wood Photographs

Photographer:
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964  Search this
Wood, Richard Carver  Search this
Donor:
Asch, Patsy  Search this
Names:
Abbott, George, 1887-1995  Search this
Baragwanath, Jack  Search this
Barrett, Edith  Search this
Barrymore, Ethel  Search this
Borge, Victor  Search this
Bowman, Patricia  Search this
Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969  Search this
Cassini, Igor, 1915-  Search this
Castle, Irene, 1893-1969  Search this
Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974  Search this
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973  Search this
Dowling, Eddie  Search this
Eckstein, Gustave  Search this
Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-1998  Search this
Fleischmann, Raoul L.  Search this
Fontanne, Lynn  Search this
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963  Search this
Gordon, Ruth, 1896-  Search this
Hart, Moss, 1904-1961  Search this
Keller, Helen  Search this
Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967  Search this
Lunt, Alfred  Search this
Martin, Mary, 1913-  Search this
Marx, Harpo  Search this
McMein, Neysa  Search this
Meade, Donald  Search this
Miller, Alice Duer, 1874-1942  Search this
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994  Search this
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967  Search this
Radziwill, Lee Bouvier, 1933-  Search this
Rice, Grantland, 1880-1954  Search this
Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-  Search this
Swope, Herbert Bayard, 1882-1958  Search this
Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943  Search this
Extent:
2 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Vermont
Date:
ca. 1930s-1950.
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, in both print and negative form, by Richard Carver Wood, including architectural photographs; art photographs, including landscapes and still lifes; portrait and family photographs; photographs of persons prominent in the New York City social, literary, and theatrical fields. Many of these were taken at Woollcott's property at Lake Bomoseen in Vermont, and include Dorothy Parker, Vivien Leigh, Ethel Barrymore, and numerous others.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
MIT-trained architect who changed careers, to photography, in the 1930s. Through his friend Alexander Woollcott, he met and photographed many people from the film, theater and literary fields. He also did family photography, art photography and architectural photography. He worked in intelligence during World War II, and worked for a while as a filmmaker. He eventually returned to architecture, first working with a firm and later as an independent architect.
Provenance:
Donated by Wood's daughter, Patsy Asch, to the Archives Center in 2007.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
Topic:
Celebrities -- 20th century  Search this
Photographers -- New York  Search this
Citation:
Richard Carver Wood Photographs, ca. 1930s-1950, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Patsy Asch.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0964
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Richard Carver Wood Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0964
Additional Online Media:

Lily Emmet Cushing papers

Creator:
Cushing, Lily Emmet, 1909-1969  Search this
Names:
Maynard Walker Gallery  Search this
Zhonghua fu nu fan gong kang E lian he hui  Search this
Bernstein, Henri  Search this
Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-2003  Search this
Frankfurter, Alfred M.  Search this
Graham, Katharine, 1917-  Search this
Kefauver, Nancy, 1912-1967  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Postcards
Notebooks
Photographs
Typescripts
Paintings
Date:
1929-1972
Summary:
The papers of painter Lily Emmet Cushing date from 1929 to 1972 and measure 4.0 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from friends including Henri Bernstein, Alfred M. Frankfurter, Katharine Graham, Nancy Kefauver, and Walt Kuhn; personal business records including financial material concerning the Maynard Walker Gallery; notes and writings; art work; printed material; and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter Lily Emmet Cushing date from 1929 to 1972 and measure 4.0 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from friends including Henri Bernstein, Alfred M. Frankfurter, Katharine Graham, Nancy Kefauver, and Walt Kuhn; personal business records including financial material concerning the Maynard Walker Gallery; notes and writings; art work; printed material; and photographs.

Biographical material consists primarily of address books and lists of addresses, but also includes miscellaneous resum├ęs and a certificate of participation in the Art in the Embassies program. signed by Nancy Kefauver.

Scattered letters received by Cushing are primarily from friends including Henri Bernstein, Alfred M. Frankfurter, Katharine Graham, Nancy Kefauver, and Walt Kuhn. There are also letters concerning the Chinese Women's Anti-Aggression League that benefited the charitable and social welfare organizations of the Chinese Navy.

Personal business records include lists of art work and purchasers, price lists, financial and legal documents, and various receipts, including some for art supplies. Papers concerning the Maynard Walker Gallery include letters discussing sales, invoices, and a ledger listing sales of art work by various artists including Lily Cushing Emmet.

Notes and Writings consist of notebooks containing annotations on miscellaneous topics including household items, painting, plants, and recipes. Miscellaneous notes concern art work, fabric, and furnishings. Typescripts by others concern the genealogy of the Clark family.

Art work consists of a schematic drawing, small oil paintings on masonite, and a commercial printing block of a design by Walt Kuhn.

Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, programs, miscellaneous brochures, picture postcards of scenes in the United States, Europe, and Mexico and of Native Americans.

Photographs are of Cushing, her daughters, her third husband Capt. Alston Boyd, friends and colleagues including Mme. Chiang Kai-Shek, various houses, travel scenes, miscellaneous plants, and of art work. There is also a photograph of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1953-1967 (Box 1; 14 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1929-1972 (Box 1-2, OV 7; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1934-1969 (Box 2-3, 6; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Notes and Writings, 1955-1969 (Box 3; 23 folders)

Series 5: Art Work, circa 1940 (Box 3, 6; 3 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1930-1968 (Box 3, 6; 30 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1940-1968 (Box 3-6; 0.8 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Lily Cushing (1909-1969) of New York City was primarily known as a painter of landscapes and still lifes of flowers.

Lily Cushing was born on January 13, 1909 in New York City, the third child of Ethel Cochrane and artist Howard Gardiner Cushing. She studied painting in the studio of Alexandre Jacovleff in Paris from 1926-1927, and with Walt Kuhn in New York City in 1929. Cushing's first solo exhibition was at the Arden Gallery in New York in 1930.

In 1929, Cushing married George Crawford Clark Jr. in Newport, Rhode Island. Following her divorce from Clark, she married William Temple Emmet, Jr. in 1932. They had two daughters, Alexandra and Lily. Cushing's second marriage also ended in divorce. In 1953, she married naval officer Alston M. Boyd in New York.

Cushing's work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and in the private collections of Paul Mellon, John Hay Whitney, and Joseph P. Kennedy, among others.

Lily Cushing died on September 21, 1969, in Fishers Island, New York.
Separated Material:
An unrecorded number of exhibition catalogs were removed from the collection and given to the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Art Library in 1977.
Provenance:
The Lily Emmet Cushing papers were donated in 1972 by the artist's daughters Alexandra Emmet Schlesinger and Lily Emmet West.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Lily Emmet Cushing 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:
Art, American -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Notebooks
Photographs
Typescripts
Paintings
Citation:
Lily Emmet Cushing papers, 1929-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cushlily
See more items in:
Lily Emmet Cushing papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cushlily

Tibor de Nagy Gallery records

Creator:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
Names:
Art Dealers Association of America  Search this
Art in America  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Institute of Arts and Letters (U.S.)  Search this
United States Information Agency  Search this
Castoro, Rosemarie  Search this
Ciarrocchi, Ray, 1933-  Search this
De Nagy, Tibor, 1908-1993  Search this
Goodnough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Gregor, Harold, 1929-  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Hirsch, Pauli  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994  Search this
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Reginato, Peter, 1945-  Search this
Robbin, Tony  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Rose, Leatrice  Search this
Witteman-Widrig, Nancy  Search this
Extent:
43.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1941-2016
Summary:
The records of the New York Tibor de Nagy Gallery measure 43.9 linear feet and date from 1941-2016. The records document the activities of the gallery through business records and correspondence, exhibition files, artist files, financial and legal records, inventory records, and a small amount of records of the Houston Branch.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the New York Tibor de Nagy Gallery measure 43.9 linear feet and date from 1941-2016. The records document the activities of the gallery through business records and correspondence, exhibition files, artist files, financial and legal records, inventory records, a small amount of records of the Houston Branch, and exhibition announcements.

Business records include correspondence and administrative files. Business correspondence is with clients, curators, galleries, museums, colleges and universities, organizations, and publications, such as the Museum of Modern Art, Art Dealers Association, National Institute of Arts and Letters, United States Information Agency, The Hirshhorn Museum, Art News, Art in America, Pauli Hirsch, Jacqueline Kennedy, Charles Penney, Nelson Rockefeller, and many others. Correspondence concerns sales, purchases, shipping, loans, general exhibitions, publicity, events, publications and publishing, and other topics. Additional documents found within the correspondence files are purchase invoices, inquiries, shipping receipts, and photographs. Correspondence with artists is found in the Artist Files series. Administrative files concern day-to-day operations and include leases and construction documents, incorporation, insurance, art appraisals, art framing, and other general business affairs.

Exhibition files document many exhibitions held at the Gallery and include clippings and research materials, exhibition catalogs, exhibit and gallery plans, correspondence, and photographs. Some loan agreements and shipping receipts are also included.

Artist files document business affairs with individual artists and also contain collected information on artists. Typically, there are several files on each artist which may include printed materials, biographies, consignments, loans documentation, sales documentation, correspondence, photographic material, publicity, and reviews. Artists well represented among these files include Rosemarie Castoro, Ray Ciarrocchi, Robert Goodnough, Harold Gregor, Red Grooms (including a transcript of "A Conversation with Marison and Red Grooms"), Joyce Kozloff, Peter Reginato, Tony Robbin, Leatrice Rose, and Nancy Witteman-Widrig.

Financial records include incomplete runs of billing statements, expenses and cash disbursements, paid and unpaid invoices, and sales and shipping receipts. Inventory records consist primarily of index cards and/or sheets that document stock, consignments, loans, sales, and shipping.

A relatively small amount of Houston branch records include announcements, clippings, correspondence, financial information including consignments, income, invoices, and statements, photographs, publicity materials and a research file on Houston art museums.

Exhibition announcements promote the gallery's exhibitions for artists including Joe Brainard, Shirley Jaffe, Fairfield Porter, Rosemarie Castoro, Alfred Leslie, and many others.
Arrangement:
The Tibor de Nagy Gallery records are arranged into seven series.

Series 1: Business Records and Correpondence, 1950-1993 (10 linear feet; Boxes 1-10)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1941-1992 (2 linear feet; Boxes 11-12)

Series 3: Artist Files, 1956-1993 (18.6 linear feet; Boxes 13-31, 46)

Series 4: Financial and Legal Records, 1951-1984 (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 31-34)

Series 5: Inventory Records, 1952-1989 (9 linear feet; Boxes 34-43)

Series 6: Houston Branch Records, 1969-1984 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 43-45)

Series 7: Exhibition Announcements, 1953-2016 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 47-48)
Biographical / Historical:
One of the earliest modern art galleries in New York, Tibor de Nagy Gallery was founded in 1950 by Tibor de Nagy and John Bernard Myers. Initially the gallery featured the work of second generation Abstract Expressionists and continues to operate today with a focus on the Post War second generation New York School.

John B. Myers served as the gallery's first director and De Nagy was the business manager while continuing to work in the banking business. Early on, the gallery introduced and promoted second generation Abstract Expressionists such as Grace Hartigan and Alfred Leslie. The gallery quickly earned a reputation for promoting the work of emerging artists, including Carl Andre, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Red Grooms, Fairfield Porter, and Larry Rivers, among others, giving many of them their first solo shows.

Later the gallery gained a reputation as a space for collaborative artistic ventures and organized exhibitions that combined visual imagery and poetry by several New York School poets. The gallery also published books by poets John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and James Schuyler, as well as a poetry newsletter entitled Semi-Colon.

In 1973 de Nagy teamed with Marvin Watson to open the Watson/deNagy Gallery in Houston, which closed in 1983. Tibor de Nagy retired from banking in 1970 and continued running the gallery until he died in 1993. The Tibor de Nagy gallery continues operating today at 724 Fifth Avenue under the direction of Andrew Arnot and Eric Brown. It also works with a number of estates, including those of Joe Brainard, Rudy Burckhardt, Donald Evans, and Jess.
Related Materials:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are an oral history interview with Tibor de Nagy, March 29, 1976 conducted by Paul Cummings; the John Bernard Myers papers (which do not contain documentation of his work at the gallery); and the Watson/de Nagy Houston gallery records available only on microfilm, a small portion of which may also be duplicated in the original records described in this finding aid.
Provenance:
The records were donated by Tibor de Nagy Gallery in multiple accessions between 1993-1996 and in 2018.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Tibor de Nagy Gallery records 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:
Art, Modern  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery records, 1941-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tibode
See more items in:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tibode
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Pietro Lazzari papers

Creator:
Lazzari, Pietro, 1898-1979  Search this
Names:
Apollo 17 (Spacecraft)  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994  Search this
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Rust, John D.  Search this
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965  Search this
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968  Search this
Extent:
12.84 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Motion pictures (visual works)
Paintings
Date:
1878-1998
Summary:
The papers of muralist and sculptor, Pietro Lazzari, measure 12.84 linear feet and date from 1878 to 1998. The papers document Lazzari's life and career through biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes, writings, artwork, photographs, and printed material.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of muralist and sculptor, Pietro Lazzari, measure 12.84 linear feet and date from 1878 to 1998. The collection documents Lazzari's life and career through biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes, writings, artwork, photographs, and printed material.

Biographical material includes biographical sketches and various identification documents. Correspondence comprises letters exchanged between Lazzari, family members, and colleagues and includes about a hundred letters concerning post office murals in several states.

Notebooks contain drawings and annotated diagrams in addition to notes on artwork and designs for inventions. Writings are both by and about Lazzari and include autobiographical material. Artwork includes sketchbooks, loose sketches, prints, and paintings.

Almost a quarter of the collection consists of photographs which include images of Lazzari, his family and colleagues, and gallery installations. Also found are photographs of several notable individuals.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as ten series according to material type. For each series, material within folders is arranged chronologically. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1880-1980 (box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1895-1998, undated (boxes 1-2; 1.7 linear ft.)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1925-1993, undated (box 2; 0.4 linear ft.)

Series 4: Notes, 1915-1979, undated (boxes 3, 13, OV 14; 1 linear ft.)

Series 5: Writings, 1910-1979, undated (box 4, 13; 0.4 linear ft.)

Series 6: Artwork, 1918-1979, undated (boxes 4-5, 13, OV 14; 0.9 linear ft.)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1905-1994, undated (boxes 5-8, 13, OV 14; 3.8 linear ft.)

Series 8: Photographs, 1878-1980, undated (boxes 8-13, MGP 1, MGP 4; 3.8 linear ft.)

Series 9: Motion Picture Film, undated (FC 15; 1 film can)

Series 10: Artifact, undated (box 12; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Pietro Lazzari was born in Rome, on May 15, 1898. At the age of 15, he was apprenticed to Roman sculptor, Jerace. Four years on the Italian front in World War I interrupted his studies, until he could return to the Ornamental School of Rome, where he received a Master Artist degree in 1922. Lazzari's first solo exhibition was at the Theatre of the Independents in Rome. He was also employed by newspaper Il Messaggero to illustrate articles with athletes' portraits.

Lazzari visited the United States in 1925, exhibiting in a group show at the New Gallery in the New York the following year. He also married American social worker Elizabeth Paine in 1926. After four more trips between the United States and Italy, he permanently settled in New York City in 1929. In addition to participating in major art exhibitions, he was hired by a New York newspaper to make courtroom sketches at the Lindbergh kidnapping trial. Divorcing his first wife in 1932, Lazzari married Evelyn Cohen in 1934, and became a U.S. citizen in 1936. Between 1936 and 1942, he worked on four post office murals for the U.S. Section of Fine Arts and began experimentation that led to his own method of painting in polychrome concrete.

In 1942, Lazzari moved to Washington, D.C. and participated in the war effort. He also taught painting and sculpture at The American University, and from 1948 to 1950, he headed the Art Department at Dumbarton College. In 1950, he received a Fulbright Fellowship for research in techniques of Etruscan Art.

Lazzari is known for his bronze busts of humanitarians, most notably Pope Paul VI, Adlai Stevenson, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Represented by the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York, he was also very active in the Washngton, D.C. art community, where he was represented by the Caresse Crosby Gallery.

Pietro Lazzari died on May 1, 1979 in Bethesda, Maryland.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is one sound tape reel of a transcribed interview with Pietro Lazzari, conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1964.
Provenance:
The Pietro Lazzari papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1989 by Evelyn C. Lazzari, widow of Pietro Lazzari, and in 1998 by her estate.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Pietro Lazzari 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:
Portrait sculpture, American -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Muralists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Sculpture, American -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Prints
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Motion pictures (visual works)
Paintings
Citation:
Pietro Lazzari papers, 1878-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lazzpiet
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Pietro Lazzari papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lazzpiet
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Jacqueline Kennedy : first lady of the New Frontier / Barbara A. Perry

Author:
Perry, Barbara A (Barbara Ann) 1956-  Search this
Subject:
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994 Influence  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994 Public opinion  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 270 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
C2004
20th century
Topic:
Presidents' spouses  Search this
Presidents' spouses--Political activity  Search this
Popular culture--History  Search this
Public opinion--History  Search this
Mass media--Political aspects--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_739179

Jacqueline Kennedy : the White House Years : selections from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum / [compiled and edited by] Hamish Bowles, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Rachel Lambert Mellon

Author:
Bowles, Hamish  Search this
Schlesinger, Arthur M (Arthur Meier) 1917-2007  Search this
Mellon, Paul Mrs  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum  Search this
Subject:
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994 Influence  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994 Clothing  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 198 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
Topic:
Presidents' spouses  Search this
Call number:
E843.O53 J33 2001X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_626845

Addition Opens in First Ladies Hall

Subject:
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
First Ladies Hall  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
White House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Place:
United States
Date:
September 14, 1979
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Openings  Search this
Presidents' spouses  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_1477

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

Author:
Thayer, Mary Van Rensselaer  Search this
Subject:
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Physical description:
127 p. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
Call number:
E843.K4T5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_256334

A sale and exhibition guide to the estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis / Sotheby's

Title:
Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Author:
Brooks, Diana D  Search this
Plimpton, George Personal remembrance of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis  Search this
Sotheby's (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994 Estate  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Physical description:
11 p. : ill. ; 28x28 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1996
Topic:
Auctions  Search this
Art auctions  Search this
Call number:
N5220.O5 E825 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_508013

Camelot at dawn : Jacqueline and John Kennedy in Georgetown, May 1954 / photographs by Orlando Suero ; text by Anne Garside

Author:
Suero, Orlando  Search this
Garside, Anne  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 100 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Biography
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2001
C2001
1951-
Topic:
Married people  Search this
Legislators  Search this
Legislators' spouses  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
TR647.S9435 G37 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_633132

Jacqueline Kennedy: the complete story of America's glamorous first lady [by] Deane and David Heller

Author:
Heller, Deane Fons 1924-  Search this
Author:
Heller, David 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Physical description:
139 pages 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
[1961]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1041465

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis / by Stephen Birmingham

Author:
Birmingham, Stephen  Search this
Subject:
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Physical description:
[10], 242 p., [18] leaves of plates : ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1978
Call number:
CT275.O552 B57X
CT275.O552B57X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_113036

Jacqueline Kennedy, a biography, by Gordon Langley Hall and Ann Pinchot

Author:
Simmons, Dawn Langley  Search this
Pinchot, Ann  Search this
Subject:
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Physical description:
275 p. ports. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
[1964]
Call number:
E843.K35 H1
E843.K35H1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_23422

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