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Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser

Pilot:
Clifford Evans  Search this
Manufacturer:
Piper Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Fuselage: steel tube with fabric cover
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 10.8 m (35 ft 5 in)
Length: 6.86 m (22 ft 6 in)
Height: 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Weight, empty: 454 kg (1,000 lb)
Weight, gross: 793 kg (1,750 lb)
Top Speed: 184 km/h (115 mph)
Engine: Lycoming O-235-C, 100 hp
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1946
Credit Line:
Gift of Piper Aircraft Company
Inventory Number:
A19500101000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19500101000
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Diary, 1936-1939

Collection name:
Ira N. Gabrielson Collection, 1918-1987 : series 3, diaries of Ira N. Gabrielson, 1918-1977
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 6 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
United States
Maryland
Beltsville
Great Falls
Date Range:
1936-1939
Start Date:
19360101
End Date:
19390108
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007319
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
See more records from this collection:
Ira N. Gabrielson Collection, 1918-1987 : series 3, diaries of Ira N. Gabrielson, 1918-1977
See more records associated with this person:
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI2311
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Heterodon platirhinos

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
CHELTENHAM, NAVAL RADIO STATION, Prince Georges, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
24 Aug 1953
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Reptilia, Squamata, Ophidia, Xenodontinae
Published Name:
Heterodon platirhinos
Accession Number:
000000
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
133188
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Amphibians & Reptiles
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6278597

Dufrénite

Taxon:
Dufrénite - Primary Mineral  Search this
Place:
Radio Station WWV, Maryland, United States, North America
Other Numbers:
IGSN : NHB007SQ6
USNM Number:
M2704900
See more items in:
Mineral Sciences
Minerals
Corbett Micromount Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Mineral Sciences Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhmineralsciences_13455681

Charles Franklin Kettering (1876-1958)

Creator:
United States Navy  Search this
Subject:
Kettering, Charles Franklin 1876-1958  Search this
General Motors Corporation Research Laboratories  Search this
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
WOI (Radio station : Ames, Iowa)  Search this
Mutual Broadcasting System  Search this
Physical description:
Photographic prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1943
July 3, 1943
Topic:
Engineering  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4786]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397900

Volunteer with Ham Radio at National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Fincutter, Joe  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1977
November 29, 1977
Topic:
Volunteers  Search this
Amateur radio stations  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [77-14732-07A]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397979

John Swafford Demonstrates Ham Radio at National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Swafford, John  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1978
February 9, 1978
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Amateur radio stations  Search this
Volunteers  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [78-1866-23]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397991

Negative Log Book Number 4, (73-1 to 73-13598)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1973
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB04]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367101
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Powel Crosley, Jr. (1886-1961)

Subject:
Crosley, Powel  Search this
Crosley Motors, Inc  Search this
Crosley Radio Corporation  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1933
Topic:
Inventors  Search this
Radio--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0732]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_296584

Records, 1971-1995

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Press Editor, Special Projects  Search this
Uniform title:
Smithsonian History of American Jazz (Proposed monograph)  Search this
Subject:
Williams, Martin T  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Press  Search this
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Division of Performing Arts Jazz and American Culture Program  Search this
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1971
1971-1995
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-029
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted indefinitely to those researchers with written permission from the Director, University Press Division, SIP, Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282367

Productions, 1994-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Uniform title:
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)  Search this
Subject:
Horne, Lena  Search this
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra  Search this
Public Radio International  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Date:
1994
1994-2000
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-181
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Productions 1938-2009 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_260922

Productions, 1991-2001

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Uniform title:
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)  Search this
Subject:
Horne, Lena  Search this
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra  Search this
Physical description:
8 cu. ft. (16 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Floppy disks
Audiotapes
Date:
1991
1991-2001
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 04-062
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details
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Productions 1938-2009 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_251632

Productions, 1993-1997

Creator:
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Uniform title:
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)  Search this
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)  Search this
Subject:
Horne, Lena  Search this
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra  Search this
Physical description:
45 cu. ft. (45 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1993
1993-1997
Topic:
Concerts  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Radio--Production and direction  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 04-091
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details
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Productions 1938-2009 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_251673

Audiovisual Records, 1984-1994

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1984
1984-1994
Topic:
Publicity  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-074
Restrictions & Rights:
Citation or reproduction of audiotapes of commercial radio programs must be approved by the radio station, and/or the Office of Public Affairs, Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Audiovisual Records 1971, 1979-2014 and undated [Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252116

Curatorial Records, 1886-2016

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Medicine and Science  Search this
Subject:
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Church, Ted  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Forman, Paul  Search this
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
Sivowitch, Elliot N  Search this
Molella, Arthur P. 1944-  Search this
King, W. James (William James) 1915-  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Briscoe, Nance L  Search this
Stine, Jeffrey K  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Transportation and Civil Engineering  Search this
WMAL (Radio station : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Modern Physics  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. processed holdings
23.75 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Phonograph records
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Brochures
Books
Black-and-white transparencies
Electronic mail
Electronic records
Pamphlets
Digital images
Compact discs
Date:
1886
1886-2016
Topic:
Physics--History  Search this
Electricity--History  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00401
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1886-2016 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Medicine and Science]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220170

Gold Record, “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)”

Recording artist:
Staple Singers  Search this
Maker:
Disc Award, Ltd.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 12 in x 1 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 30.48 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
award
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles
Date made:
1973-1974
ID Number:
2002.0319.05
Accession number:
2002.0319
Catalog number:
2002.0319.05
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190157
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Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
Sen. Edward Brooke, American, born 1919  Search this
Morris Brown College, American, founded 1881  Search this
Interracial Council for Business Opportunity, American, founded 1963  Search this
Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, Inc., American, founded 1964  Search this
Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr., American, 1911 - 1978  Search this
General Daniel James Jr., American, 1920 - 1978  Search this
Roy Wilkins, American, 1901 - 1981  Search this
Rufus B. Shorter, American  Search this
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968  Search this
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
Howard University, American, founded 1867  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), International, founded 1844  Search this
Avon, founded 1886  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
The Links, Incorporated, American, founded 1946  Search this
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., founded 1922  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1929  Search this
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded 1908  Search this
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, American, founded 1920  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1943  Search this
National Association of University Women, American, founded 1910  Search this
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953  Search this
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932  Search this
American Bridge Association, American, founded 1932  Search this
Arthur Ashe Jr., American, 1943 - 1993  Search this
The Salvation Army, American, founded 1865  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Sammy Davis Jr., American, 1925 - 1990  Search this
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971  Search this
Rev. Martin Luther King Sr, American, 1899 - 1984  Search this
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898  Search this
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957  Search this
National Urban League Guild, American, founded 1946  Search this
Association for the Study of African American Life and History, American, founded 1915  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
One Hundred Black Men, Inc., American, founded 1963  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 7/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.1 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
California, United States, North and Central America
Houston, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, North and Central America
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Barbados, Caribbean, North and Central America
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
West Africa, Africa
Date:
1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Travel  Search this
United States--History--1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.12
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George Tooker papers

Creator:
Tooker, George, 1920-2011  Search this
Names:
Bachinski, Walter  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999  Search this
Christopher, William R, 1924-1973  Search this
Dix, Otto, 1891-1969  Search this
French, Jared, 1905-1988  Search this
French, Margaret  Search this
Ginzburg, Ralph  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993  Search this
Isaacson, Robert  Search this
Kirstein, Fidelma  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-  Search this
Laning, Edward, 1906-  Search this
Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Perlin, Bernard, 1918-  Search this
Peterson, Joan, 1933-  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Wescott, Glenway, 1901-  Search this
Wheeler, Monroe, 1899-  Search this
Extent:
5.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1851-2010
Summary:
The papers of painter George Tooker measure 5.1 linear feet and date from circa 1851 to 2010. The papers document Tooker's personal and professional life through biographical material, correspondence, project files, gallery files, exhibition files, printed material, artwork and one sketchbook, and numerous photographs, including some taken by noted photographer George Platt Lynes.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter George Tooker measure 5.1 linear feet and date from circa 1851 to 2010. The papers document Tooker's personal and professional life through biographical material, correspondence, project files, gallery files, exhibition files, printed material, artwork and one sketchbook, and numerous photographs, including some taken by noted photographer George Platt Lynes.

Biographical material consists of membership and travel documents, writings on and by Tooker on his circle, an address book, resume, and papers regarding Tooker's education. Also included are biographical material related to Tooker's partner William Christopher who passed in 1973. A 1978 interview with Vermont Public radio on two sound reels is also featured.

Correspondence is with friends, colleagues, and organizations. Correspondents include Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Walter Bachinski, William Christopher, Otto Dix, Jared and Margaret French, Ralph Ginzburg, Xavier Gonzalez, Robert Isaacson, Edward Laning, Lincoln Kirstein, Lee Nordness, Bernard Perlin, Joan Peterson, Theodore Stamos, Bridget Tichenor, and others. Also included are family correspondence and correspondence regarding the Estate of William Christopher.

Project files document Tooker's commissions including the set and costume design for Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera The Saint of Bleecker Street and Tooker's participation in the selection of candidates for the Vestris Prize for Choreography. Files contain correspondence, business documents, printed ephemera, sketches, photographs, three volumes of vocal scores, and textile samples.

Gallery records include business correspondence and consignments with various key galleries in Tooker's career spanning the 1960s to the end of his career including D.C. Moore Gallery, Marisa Del Re Gallery, and Durlacher Bros..

Exhibition records include documents regarding the organization of several select exhibitions in Tooker's career incuding an early retrospective at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (1974) and a later traveling retrospective from 2008-2009.

Printed material consists of invitations, press releases, news clippings and exhibition catalogs documenting the careers of both George Tooker and William Christopher.

Artwork includes numerous sketchbooks, loose drawings, and sketches from Tooker's studies at the Art Students' League in the mid 1940s, in addition to an early ex-libris print created by Tooker in his youth. Also included is a sketchbook by William Christopher, as well as a study for the work The Subway, in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Photographic materials depict Tooker's family life as well as his early artistic collaborations depicted in a number of black and white photographs taken by George Platt Lynes and PaJaMa in the mid to late 1940s. A majority of the photographs depict artists and friends, among them: George Tooker and his companion William Christopher, Paul Cadmus, Jared and Margaret French, Lincoln and Fidelma Kirstein, Glenway Wescott, Monroe Wheeler, and Bridget Tichenor. Other photographs are of Tooker building his home, gardening, and working in his studio in Hartland, Vermont. Also included are installation views from the exhibition Painting in the United States (1949) at the Carnegie Institute in Pennsylvania. There are also a fair amount of photographs, transparencies, slides and negatives documenting artwork from both the studios of George Tooker and his late partner William Christopher.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1920-2005 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1, 5)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1932-2010 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, Oversize 7)

Series 3: Project Files, circa 1935-1968 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 2-3, 6)

Series 4: Gallery Records, circa 1960-2009 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, circa 1967-2009 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 1, 3)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1851-2010 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 3, 5)

Series 7: Artwork and Sketchbook, circa 1932-2009 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 3, 5, 8)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1900-2010 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 4-5, 8)
Biographical / Historical:
George Tooker (1920-2011) was a painter based in Hartland, Vermont and New York, New York. Tooker was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 5, 1920 to George Clair Tooker and Angela Montejo Roura. He graduated from preparatory school at Phillips Academy, Andover in 1938 and received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Harvard University in 1942. Tooker studied drawing and painting under Reginald Marsh, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and Harry Sternberg at the Art Students' League from circa 1944 to 1945.

Tooker became acquainted with American painter Paul Cadmus while studying at the Art Students' League. Cadmus introduced Tooker to a circle of artists and writers living and working in New York and Europe in the mid to late 1940s that included George Platt Lynes, Jared and Margaret French, Monroe Wheeler, Glenway Westcott, and Lincoln and Fidelma Kirstein. He lived and worked with his partner and fellow artist William Christopher in New York City and later Hartland, VT.

In 1953, Tooker was commissioned by writer and philanthropist Lincoln Kirstein to design the sets and costumes for The Saint of Bleecker Street, an opera by Gian-Carlo Menotti. In 1966, the Wasemquia Charitable Trust sponsored the Vestris Prize for Choreography in cooperation with the Boston Ballet Company and Tooker was invited by trustee Henry H. Crapo to participate on the Committee of Judges for the Vestris Prize. In 1968, NASA commissioned Tooker to produce drawings and one painting documenting the development of spacecraft at the Goddard Space Flight Center located in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Tooker's paintings are found in numerous art museums and galleries including the Whitney Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, DC Moore Gallery, Robert Isaacson Gallery, and the Venice Biennale. In 1968, Tooker's paintings were featured in the art magazine, Avant-Garde.
Related Materials:
Available in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with George Tooker conducted in 1966 by Grace G. Alexander for radio station WNYC, New York City.

Materials related to the George Tooker papers can be found the William Christopher papers at the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
George Tooker donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1973. A subsequent addition was donated in 2018 by Aaron Watkins, the executor to George Tooker's estate.
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.
Rights:
The George Tooker 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:
Painters -- Vermont  Search this
Printmakers -- Vermont  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
George Tooker papers, circa 1851-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tookgeor
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George Tooker papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tookgeor

Dufrénite

Taxon:
Dufrénite - Primary Mineral  Search this
Place:
Radio Station WWV, Maryland, United States
Other Numbers:
IGSN : NHB007SQ7
USNM Number:
M27050
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Data Source:
NMNH - Mineral Sciences Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhmineralsciences_13455683

Dufrénite

Taxon:
Dufrénite - Primary Mineral  Search this
Place:
Radio Station WWV, Maryland, United States
Other Numbers:
IGSN : NHB007SQ5
USNM Number:
M27048
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Mineralogy
Minerals
Corbett Micromount Collection
Mineral Sciences
Data Source:
NMNH - Mineral Sciences Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhmineralsciences_13455680

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