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Joshua R. Ginsberg Collection of Paul Ickovic Photographs

Creator:
Ickovic, Paul  Search this
Source:
Gilsberg, Joshua  Search this
Former owner:
Gilsberg, Joshua  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
Florida
New Mexico
New York, New York
Philadelphia (Penn.)
Providence (RI)
Vermont
Date:
1960-2000
Summary:
Photographic prints primarily depicting American scenes by "street photographer" Paul Ickovic.
Content Description:
Thirty silver gelatin photographic prints, primarily depicting American scenes by "street photographer" Paul Ickovic. Most of the photographs include people, and were taken in large American cities, including New York City, New Orleans, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, Providence, Vermont, and New Mexico.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Archives Center in 2015 by Joshua Ginsberg.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Rights:
Paul Ickovic retains copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Photographers -- 20th century  Search this
Street photography  Search this
Street scenes  Search this
Citation:
Joshua R. Ginsberg Collection of Paul Ickovic Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1339
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Joshua R. Ginsberg Collection of Paul Ickovic Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1339

Slides - Snow Scenes, 1960-2000

Collection Creator::
National Zoological Park  Search this
Container:
Box 47 of 80
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-065, National Zoological Park, Photographs
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Photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-065-refidd1e22249

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Kasuba, Aleksandra, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet (Boxes 5,7)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1949
1960s-2000
Scope and Contents:
Photographs and slides are of Aleksandra Kasuba's mosaics, shell dwellings, and environments. Found are three binders of slides of artwork and installation projects; binder 3 includes 6 electronic discs (CD).
Arrangement:
Researchers should note that photographs are also found within Series 5: Project Files. This series is arranged by format and thereafter in chronological format.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Aleksandra Kasuba 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:
Aleksandra Kasuba papers, 1942-2013, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kasualek, Series 9
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Aleksandra Kasuba papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kasualek-ref21

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
Extent:
0.35 Linear feet (Box 32, 42)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s-circa 1990s
Scope and Contents:
Photographs consist of slides, negatives, snapshots, and copyprints depicting primarily artists, artwork, Joan Ankrum, and gallery openings and exhibitions.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Ankrum 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.
Collection Citation:
Ankrum Gallery records, circa 1900-circa 1990s, bulk 1960-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ankrgall, Series 10
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Ankrum Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-ankrgall-ref21

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-2000s
Series Restrictions:
The floppy discs and CD-Roms are restricted for preservation reasons.

Requests to view forensic files are subject to review by the NAA. Forensic files can only be viewed in the National Anthropological Archives reading room. No copies are permitted unless permission is granted by the agency the report was written for.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2014-07, Subseries 6.4
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Donald J. Ortner Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref1276

Photographs

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (Napa, California )  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-2000
Scope and Contents:
Hundreds of photographs, some dating from the 1960s, document the Winiarski family and the changing landscape and activities at the winery through the seasons of the year. Some depict the Smithsonian staff at work in the documentation project. Subseries 3.1 consists largely of copyprints, with some originals, of Winiarski family photographs and works of children's art. There is a list of brief captions for these photographs. Subseries 3.2 contains slides and 4' x 6" color photographic prints and negatives taken by the Smithsonian documentation team. They document a wide range of activities in the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars vineyards and winery.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials may be used.
Collection Citation:
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Documentation Project, 1960-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0816, Series 3
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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Documentation Project
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0816-ref77

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Extent:
2 folders
Includes photographic prints, 25 negatives (photographic), and 7 slides (photographs). In this folder, not all negatives have associated prints, and some prints do not have associated negatives; therefore both the prints and the negatives may need to be consulted to view all of the images.
Container:
Box 86
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-2000s
Series Restrictions:
The floppy discs and CD-Roms are restricted for preservation reasons.

Requests to view forensic files are subject to review by the NAA. Forensic files can only be viewed in the National Anthropological Archives reading room. No copies are permitted unless permission is granted by the agency the report was written for.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref898

Gallery Photographs

Collection Creator:
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 32, Folder 14-16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s-circa 1990s
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Ankrum 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.
Collection Citation:
Ankrum Gallery records, circa 1900-circa 1990s, bulk 1960-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ankrum Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-ankrgall-ref640

Building Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation  Search this
Extent:
24.5 cu. ft. (49 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Floppy disks
Color photographs
Date:
circa 1960-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. Most records document the Smithsonian Institution Building ("Castle"). There are a few files on the Arts & Industries Building and other Smithsonian facilities. These records were compiled by the Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation (OAHP), research associates, and volunteers.
Topic:
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Floppy disks
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-007, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation, Building Files
Identifier:
Accession 09-007
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Building Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-007

Space and Facilities Files

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Color negatives
Date:
1960, 1971-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of images of facilities and collections maintained by the National Museum of Natural History. Images primarily depict the Natural History Building and the Museum Support Center and document the moving and storage of collections. Some images document staff, events, or equipment. Photographic materials include prints, slides, and negatives. Materials also include floor plans, budgets, and reports.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Museum storage facilities  Search this
Special events  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Color negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-255, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations, Space and Facilities Files
Identifier:
Accession 17-255
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Space and Facilities Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-255

Photographs of Artwork

Collection Creator:
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 32, Folder 11-13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s-circa 1990s
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Ankrum 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.
Collection Citation:
Ankrum Gallery records, circa 1900-circa 1990s, bulk 1960-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ankrum Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-ankrgall-ref639

Photographs of Artwork

Collection Creator:
Johnson, Buffie  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-1990s
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Buffie Johnson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by Johnson have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Jenny Johnson Sykes donated a portion of the collection and retains copyright for that which she may own.
Collection Citation:
Buffie Johnson papers, circa 1920-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Buffie Johnson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-johnbuff-ref47

Photographs, Unidentified subjects

Collection Artist:
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Container:
Box 17, Folder 6
Box OV57, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1960 - 2000
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the archive requires an advance appointment. Please contact Paik Archive staff by email at PaikArchive@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Unpublished materials are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Collection Citation:
Nam June Paik Archive, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Gift of the Nam June Paik Estate
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Nam June Paik Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-njp-1-ref398

Photographs of Artwork

Collection Creator:
Morin, Thomas, 1934-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s-2000s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Morin 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:
Thomas Morin papers, 1952-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thomas Morin papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-morithom-ref73

Photographs of Artwork

Collection Creator:
Saroff, Raymond  Search this
Extent:
includes slides and color transparencies
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960-2000
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond Saroff 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:
Raymond Saroff papers, 1953-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Raymond Saroff papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-saroraym-ref71

Subhendu Guha Innovative Lives Presentation

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Guha, Subhendu  Search this
Names:
United Solar Systems Corporation.  Search this
Berger, Sondra  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Oral history
Videotapes
Interviews
Photographs
Date:
1998.
Summary:
This collection contains original, master, and reference videos documentingSubhendu Guha, inventor of the solar shingle.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains original, master, and reference videos and photographs and transcripts for select footage from the Subhendu Guha Innovatibve Lives Presentation.
Arrangement:
Collection divided into three series.

Series 1: Original videos, 1998

Series 2: Master videos, 1998

Series 3: Reference videos, 1998

Series 4: Photographs, 1998
Biographical / Historical:
Subhendu Guha was born in Calcutta, India. He studied physics at Presidency College and later did graduate work at the University of Calcutta. Guha earned his Ph.D from the University of Calcutta in 1968 and joined the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bombay, India. At the Tata Institute, Guha investigated certain properties of semiconductors. He became interested in the use of semiconductors to convert sunlight into electricity. The conversion of sunlight to electricity is known as photovoltaics. Guha's concern for environmental and societal problems led him to focus on amorphous silicon, an element found in sand that can be applied as a thin film to produce photovoltaic material. This research led Guha to add hydrogen in the production process, which made a more useful amorphous silicon . Practical applications for Guha's work led him to Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) in the United States. ECD promoted the use of solar energy for a variety of applications. Ultimately, Guha joined an ECD joint company, United Solar Systems to manufacture solar cells. His research led him to produce a photovoltaic panel that is seven feet long and a foot wide, is lightweight, flexible, rugged, durable, and is easy to install with conventional panels. The panels were innovative because of their design, materials, and production process. Manufacturing begins with stainless steel that is washed to remove surface dirt. Two layers of reflective coating are then applied followed by layers of amorphous silicon and amorphous silicon-germanium alloys. Each layer absorbs a different photon-energy wave length. The panels can be mounted on a roof with nails. Wires are then dropped from the panels into a building where they are hooked to the buildings electrical boxes to channel energy to circuits. The flexible solar shingle is manufactured by United Solar Systems Corporation of Troy, Michigan.
Provenance:
This collection was created by the Innovative Lives Program of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on October 21, 1998. The Innovative Lives series brings young people and American inventors together to discuss inventions and the creative process and to experiment and play with hands-on activities related to each inventor's product.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Photovoltaic cells -- 1960-2000  Search this
Solar energy -- 1960-2000  Search this
Solar energy  Search this
Shingles -- 1960-2000  Search this
Photovoltaic power generation -- 1960-2000  Search this
Electricity -- 1960-2000  Search this
Inventions -- 1950-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Photographs
Citation:
Subhendu Guha Innovative Lives Presentation, 1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0668
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Subhendu Guha Innovative Lives Presentation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0668

Robert Guillaume papers

Creator:
Guillaume, Robert  Search this
Names:
Guillaume, Robert  Search this
Extent:
14 Boxes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Postcards
Posters
Certificates
Periodicals
Clippings
Audiotapes
Scripts (documents)
Illustrations
Photographs
Sound recordings
Videotapes
Compact discs
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1960-2000
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1960-2000, documents the career of actor Robert Guillaume. Materials include scripts from various television shows (including Benson, Soap and Sports Night), postcards, promotional material, VHS and Beta tapes, audiocassettes and compact discs, reel-to-reel recordings, certificates, photographs, correspondence, clippings, magazines, illustrations and posters.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert Guillaume (b. 1927) is an American television and stage actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of Benson Du Bois on the television series Soap and its spin-off Benson. In 1985 he became the first African American to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Comedy Actor. Guillaume has also had a distinguished stage career, with roles in Guys and Dolls, Porgy and Bess and the Phantom of the Opera. From 1998-2000, Guillaume also appeared in the short-lived but critically acclaimed TV series Sports Night.
Restrictions:
This collection is located at an off-site storage facility. To access the materials, please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the archivist for further information.
Topic:
African American actors  Search this
Musical performances  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Posters
Certificates
Periodicals
Clippings
Audiotapes
Scripts (documents)
Illustrations
Photographs
Sound recordings
Videotapes
Compact discs
Correspondence
Citation:
Robert Guillaume papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Robert Guillaume.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-048
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Robert Guillaume papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-048

Of Jeff Donaldson

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2003
1960-1990s
Collection 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 archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jeff Donaldson 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:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jeff Donaldson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref355

Aleksandra Kasuba papers

Creator:
Kasuba, Aleksandra, 1923-  Search this
Names:
Columbia University  Search this
Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Berlind, Jerilyn  Search this
Freudenheim, Nina  Search this
Whitridge, Thomas  Search this
Extent:
9.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Photographs
Sketches
Video recordings
Date:
1942-2013
bulk 1960-2000
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and environmental artist Aleksandra Kasuba measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1942-2013, with the bulk of the material from 1960-2000. The collection documents Kasuba's career through biographical material, correspondence, interviews, lectures and writings, extensive project files, printed material, a scrapbook, artwork, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and environmental artist Aleksandra Kasuba measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1942-2013, with the bulk of the material from 1960-2000. The collection documents Kasuba's career through biographical material, correspondence, interviews, lectures and writings, extensive project files, printed material, a scrapbook, artwork, and photographs.

Biographical material contains artist's statements, biographical data, letters of recommendation, and a citation from the American Institute of Architects. General correspondence mostly consists of invitations to lecture at academic institutions and professional associations. There are letters between Kasuba and interior design firms, publishers, museums, and academic institutions. Included are letters from Columbia University, Museum of Modern Art, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. Correpondence relates to commissioned projects, proposed exhibitions, and the scheduling of workshops and speaking engagements. Also found is correspondence with Thomas Whitridge about the publication of a monograph by Kasuba.

The collection includes three interviews with Kasuba and a panel discussion between the artist and Nina Freudenheim. There is a transcript of a 1976 interview by Jerilyn Berlind. Lectures and writings include draft lectures and an essay on art by Kasuba. Included is a typescript of an article about Kasuba's work.

Extensive project files provide detailed documentation on Kasuba's installations, exhibitions, and space shelters mainly from 1960-1990. Included are a variety of materials: correspondence, proposals, contracts and agreements, sketches of models, clippings, photographs, and motion picture films of work. Also found are files relating Kasuba's book projects and her participation in symposia and competitions.

Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, and brochures; news and magazine clippings document various projects, including Kasuba's wall mosaics, shell dwellings, and alternative living environments. A scrapbook consists mainly of news clippings and reviews on Kasuba's work.

Artwork consists of sketches and drawings used as preliminary designs for Kasuba's projects. Photographs are of Kasuba's wall mosaics, reliefs, space shelters, and live-in environments. Also found are slides and three slide binders of wall installations, shell dwellings, and environments made of tensile fabrics; included are slides used for lectures.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1969-2005 (Box 1; 0.25 linear ft.)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1967-1998 (Box 1; 0.25 linear ft.)

Series 3: Interviews, 1976-1983 (Box 1; 0.2 linear ft.)

Series 4: Lectures and Writings, circa 1976-1986 (Box 1; 0.25 linear ft.)

Series 5: Project Files, 1960-2013 (Boxes 1-4, Film cans FC 8-10; 3.4 linear ft.)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1950-1988 (Box 5; 0.2 linear ft.)

Series 7: Scrapbook, 1971-2010 (Box 6; 1 folder)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1943-2001 (Boxes 5-6; 0.6 linear ft.)

Series 9: Photographs, 1942-1949 (Boxes 5, 7; 0.7 linear ft.)
Biographical / Historical:
Aleksandra Kasuba (1923-), a Lithuanian-born sculptor, best known for her innovative architectural environments has lived in New York and New Mexico. She attended the Kaunas Art Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vilnius, Lithuania from 1941-1943. She studied with the sculptor, Vytautus Kasuba, whom she married in 1944. In response to the Soviet Army's occupation of their country, Aleksandra Kasuba and her husband emigrated to the United States in 1947. By 1963, Aleksandra Kasuba, her husband, and two children had moved to the Upper West Side in New York City. At the start of her career, Kasuba received commissions to make ceramic tiles for use in furniture. About the same time, she was also collaborating with architects in designing mosaic wall installations for public works. Aleksandra Kasuba's commissioned projects have included a plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., and wall mosaics for the Container Corporation in Chicago, and 560 Lexington Avenue in New York City. Some of Kasuba's mosaic compositions were made as individual pieces to be included in museum and gallery exhibitions.

Aleksandra Kasuba has also devoted her career to designing alternative living environments. In the late 1960s, Kasuba built dwellings that she referred to as Space Shelters, which were made from a fabric of her own design. In 1970, the American Craft Museum featured Kasuba's tensile-fabric structure in an exhibition "Contemplative Environments." She has also used nylon fabric to build her alternative or live-in environments. In addition, Kasuba has held several faculty positions. She taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1971-1972 and was an artist-in-residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1976 and the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science in 1977. Kasuba has received awards from the American Institute of Architects in 1971 and 1972; in 1983, she was granted a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Aleksandra Kasuba has written several books, including a memoir published in 2001. Kasuba's husband, Vytautus died in 1997. Since 2001, Aleksandra Kasuba has been living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she purchased a tract of land in the desert to continue her work on experimental housing.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2013 by Aleksandra Kasuba.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Aleksandra Kasuba 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:
Environmental artists  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Photographs
Sketches
Video recordings
Citation:
Aleksandra Kasuba papers, 1942-2013, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kasualek
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Aleksandra Kasuba papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kasualek

Paul Singer, Passport and I. D. Photographs

Collection Creator:
Singer, Paul, 1904-  Search this
Container:
Box 24, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s-circa 1990s
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Paul Singer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Paul Singer Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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