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Betty LaDuke collection

Creator:
LaDuke, Betty  Search this
Sponsor:
Heifer International  Search this
Extent:
2 electronic discs (dvd)
4 boxes (Printed Material (non-photographic))
11 posters ((Oversize))
24 prints (visual works)
2,487 negatives (photographic) (color , 35 mm)
3,194 photographs (color , 20 x 24 inches or smaller)
Container:
Item EEPA.2007-003
Item EEPA.2007-003
Culture:
Ethiopians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color photographs
Photographs
Portraits
Textiles
Drawings
Posters
Works of art
Color negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Lalibela (Ethiopia)
Eritrea
Nāq̄fā (Eritrea)
Asmara (Ethiopia)
Ethiopia
Mits'iwa (Eritrea)
Date:
circa 1981-2018
Summary:
The collection consists of 3,194 color photographs (20 x 24 inches or smaller), 2,487 color 35mm negatives, 11 posters and 24 art prints, created circa 1981-2018 by Betty LaDuke. Additionally, printed materials including a copy of a sketchbook, biographical materials, correspondence, publications, exhibition reviews, and 3 DVDs. The negatives and photographs depict architecture, agricultural work, beadwork, weaving, village scenes, artists, artists at work, artworks, markets, celebrations, scenic views, animals, churches and mosques. Most of the photos depict Kunama or Saho peoples, particularly women and children. LaDuke also regularly photographed war zones during the Border War, especially those in Nakfa and Gelebe, portraying Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps. Locations include villages in Ethiopia and Eritrea, particularly Senafe, Nakfa and Massawa, as well as Border War zones various battlefields and camps for internally displaced persons.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 3,194 color photographs (20 x 24 inches or smaller), 2,487 color 35mm negatives, a copy of a sketchbook, 11 posters, 24 art prints, biographical materials, correspondence, printed materials, and 3 DVDs, created by Betty LaDuke circa 1981-2018.

The majority of the photographs were taken in Eritrea, including in Agordat, Asmara, Barentu, Emebet, Geleba, Keren, Massawa, Mendefera, Nakfa, Senafe and Serona, though some were taken in Ethiopia, especially in Lalibela. Images depict architecture, agricultural work, beadwork, weaving, village scenes, artists, artists at work, artworks, markets, celebrations, scenic views, animals, churches and mosques. Most of the photos depict Kunama or Saho peoples, particularly women and children. LaDuke also regularly photographed war zones during the Border War, especially those in Nakfa and Gelebe, portraying Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, Red Cross workers, World Food Program supply tents and the Tacoumbia Food Distribution Center. Other notable subjects include the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW), artwork in the Saint George Gallery and children at Dekemhare School.

LaDuke frequently documented art workshops that she attended, artwork and exhibits. Many of her photos depict artwork by Berhane Adonais, Michael Adonais, Mussie Asgodam, Haile Berthe, Danny Dafla, Isak Fasil, Josief Idris, Terhas Iyassu, Elsa Yacob, Abraham Mogos, Kiros Adebe, Tzeghereda Yohannes, Teamrat Ghidei, Afewerki Asmeron, Demoz Russom and Jacob Abraha, as well as the artists themselves at work, socializing or posing by their finished artwork. Additionally, the collection includes four pen and ink drawings by the artists Afewerki Haile, Yoseirf G. Idris and Fessahaie Zemicael, and a number of art prints by LaDuke.

A copy of LaDuke's sketchbook depicts scenes in Asmara and surrounding areas, Tekul, Aidkeh, Keren, Barantu, Tocumbia, Mendefera, Senafe and Massawa. LaDuke sketched village, market and street scenes, celebrations, churchgoers at a Coptic Church, animals, Saho basketmakers, Kunama peoples, St. George's Restaurant and grain mill workers, among other subjects.

Biographical Materials include artist statements and biographical notes, a letter announcing LaDuke as winner of the Vida Scudder Award, a blank registration form for the Northern National Art Competition, for which LaDuke served as judge, a letter to LaDuke from Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan, exhibit schedules and a resume.

The printed material in the collection includes clippings of publications in which LaDuke's artwork is featured, such as Sojourners, Ashland Magazine, School Arts Magazine and Calyx, promotional materials and a holiday notecard produced by Heifer International, announcements and posters. Exhibition files for LaDuke's shows include clippings, announcements, catalogs, photos, correspondence and a CD-ROM of her photos. Additionally, there are a substantial number of exhibit reviews published in such magazines and newspapers as The Oregonian, The Christian Science Monitor and the Durango Herald.

Finally, the collection contains three DVDs entitled Africa Between Myth and Reality (circa 2000), Betty LaDuke: Art Reflection Life (2006), and With Love from Eritrea (2018)which document LaDuke's artistic process and artwork.
Arrangement note:
The collection is organized into 9 series:

Series 1: Color Negatives and Prints, 1994-2002 (2,487 negatives, 3,031 prints; Binders 1-7, Negative Drawers B5-5 -- B5-6)

Series 2: Sketchbook (Copy), circa 1998 (1 Book; Binder 8)

Series 3: Color Photographic Prints, 1986-2003 (135 items; Boxes 9-10)

Series 4: Exhibition-Related Prints, Photographs and Posters, circa 1992-circa 2002 (21 items; Box 11)

Series 5: Art Prints and Matted Color Photographic Prints by LaDuke, 2001, 2008, undated (38 items; Boxes 12-13)

Series 6: Biographical Materials, circa 1999-circa 2009 (6 folders; Box 15)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1996-2008 (32 folders, Boxes 15-16)

Series 8: A/V Material, circa 2000-2018 (3 DVDs, Box 17)

Series 9: Art Prints and Poster by Other Artists, 1994, undated (5 items; Box 18)
Biographical/Historical note:
Artist, writer, professor and multicultural women's art advocate Betty LaDuke (b. 1933) was born in the Bronx to Russian and Polish immigrant parents. She attended California State University in Los Angeles and the Otis College of Art and Design. After three years of teaching junior high art in East Los Angeles, LaDuke moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1964 to accept a position in the art department at Southern Oregon University, where she would teach for over 30 years. Beginning in 1972, she began to undertake annual research journeys to Asia, Latin America, Oceania and Africa, where she found inspiration for the paintings and prints that would make up her circulating exhibits. Upon her retirement from teaching in 1996, LaDuke began to travel to project sites of Heifer International, a humanitarian organization concerned with world hunger and environmental sustainability. These experiences inspired a new phase of her work, including a return to mural painting. LaDuke has published several books on women's art and has been the subject of a book by Gloria Feman Orenstein, entitled Multi-Cultural Celebrations: the Paintings of Betty LaDuke 1972-1992.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Fairs  Search this
Weddings  Search this
Schools  Search this
Church buildings  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Battlefields  Search this
Basket making  Search this
Internally displaced persons  Search this
Cows -- Africa  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Refugee camps  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Weaving -- Ethiopia  Search this
Markets  Search this
Artists -- Ethiopia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color photographs
Photographs
Portraits
Textiles
Drawings
Posters
Works of art
Color negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
Betty LaDuke Collection, EEPA 2007-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2007-003
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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Flight Deck of Hornet with Sunbathers

Artist:
Mitchell Jamieson  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 25.4 × 30.6cm (10 in. × 1 ft. 1/16 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1969
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19760163000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Looking Aft on Flight Deck

Artist:
Mitchell Jamieson  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink, Airbrushed Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 28.6 x 36.2cm (11 1/4 x 14 1/4 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1969
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19760176000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Amelia Earhart

Artist:
Grace Wells Parkinson  Search this
Medium:
Bust, Amelia Earhart
Dimensions:
3-D: 24.1 x 24.1 x 35.6cm, 10.7kg (9 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 14 in., 23 5/8lb.)
Type:
ART-Sculpture
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1948
Credit Line:
Gift of Amelia Earhart Post 678, American Legion Auxiliary
Inventory Number:
A19500108000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Additional Online Media:

Ascensions Aerostatique les Plus Remarquables

Publisher:
Barthelemeir  Search this
Medium:
Print, Engraving on Paper, Hand Colored
Dimensions:
2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 57.8 x 71.1cm (22 3/4 x 28 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 54 x 67cm (21 1/4 x 26 3/8 in.)
Type:
ART-Prints, Original
Country of Origin:
France
Credit Line:
Gift of Harry F. Guggenheim
Inventory Number:
A19680208000
Restrictions & Rights:
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Los disparates (No. 13: Modo de volar)

Artist:
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes  Search this
Medium:
Print, Etching on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 44.5 x 58.4cm (17 1/2 x 23 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 21.6 x 33.7cm (8 1/2 x 13 1/4 in.)
Type:
ART-Prints, Original
Country of Origin:
Spain
Date:
1815-1823
Credit Line:
Gift of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Inventory Number:
A19772676000
Restrictions & Rights:
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Painting, Watercolor on Paper

Artist:
Alan E. Cober  Search this
Medium:
Painting, Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 24.1 × 24.1cm (9 1/2 × 9 1/2 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750959000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Drawing, Pen and Ink, Watercolor on Paper

Artist:
Alan E. Cober  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink, Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 24.1 x 24.1cm (9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750962000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Conté Crayon, Felt Tip Pen and Watercolor on Paper

Astronaut:
John H. Glenn, Jr.  Search this
Artist:
Maxine McCaffrey  Search this
Medium:
Conté Crayon, Felt Tip Pen and Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 40.6 × 55.9cm (1 ft. 4 in. × 1 ft. 10 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1969
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19760420000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Conté Crayon, Felt Tip Pen and Watercolor on Paper

Artist:
Maxine McCaffrey  Search this
Medium:
Conté Crayon, Felt Tip Pen and Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 58.4 × 73.7cm (1 ft. 11 in. × 2 ft. 5 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1969
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19760421000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Conté Crayon, Felt Tip Pen and Watercolor on Paper

Artist:
Maxine McCaffrey  Search this
Medium:
Conté Crayon, Felt Tip Pen and Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 58.4 × 73.7cm (1 ft. 11 in. × 2 ft. 5 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1969
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19760422000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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People and the Media are Everywhere

Artist:
Chet Jezierski  Search this
Medium:
Felt Tip Pen and Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 x 34.9cm (11 in. x 13 3/4 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1972
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19760441000
Restrictions & Rights:
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Senator Barry Goldwater Waits

Artist:
Chet Jezierski  Search this
Medium:
Felt Tip Pen and Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 34.9 x 27.9cm (13 3/4 in. x 11 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1972
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19760442000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Felt Tip Pen and Watercolor on Paper

Artist:
Robert T. McCall  Search this
Medium:
Felt Tip Pen and Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1965
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19760629000
Restrictions & Rights:
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Pen and Ink, Watercolor on Paper

Artist:
Theodore Hancock  Search this
Medium:
Pen and Ink, Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
3-D (Folios): 26.5 × 21 × 0.6cm (10 7/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/4 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Artwork): 20.6 × 26.4cm (8 1/8 × 10 3/8 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1964
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780827000
Restrictions & Rights:
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Ink, Watercolor on Paper

Artist:
John T. McCoy  Search this
Medium:
Ink, Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 30.5 x 22.9cm (12 x 9 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780893000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Pencil and Watercolor on Paper

Artist:
Peter Hurd  Search this
Medium:
Pencil and Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 21.6 x 27.9cm (8 1/2 in. x 11 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780895000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Rescue Tank

Artist:
Ben Lawless  Search this
Medium:
Felt Tip Pen and Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Drawing): 30.5 × 45.4cm (1 ft. × 1 ft. 5 7/8 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Mat Board Frame): 49.4 × 63.8cm (1 ft. 7 7/16 in. × 2 ft. 1 1/8 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780934000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Morgan Fire Rescue

Artist:
Ben Lawless  Search this
Medium:
Felt Tip Pen and Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Matted): 48.3 × 41.9cm (1 ft. 7 in. × 1 ft. 4 1/2 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 30.5 × 22.9cm (1 ft. × 9 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780935000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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VAB in the distance

Artist:
Ben Lawless  Search this
Medium:
Felt Tip Pen and Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Drawing): 30.5 × 45.4cm (1 ft. × 1 ft. 5 7/8 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Matted): 44.5 × 62.2cm (1 ft. 5 1/2 in. × 2 ft. 1/2 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780941000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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