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Diary

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1939
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Forman H. Craton Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref262
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Playbill for Your Arms Too Short to Box With God

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Neil Simon Theatre, American, founded 1927  Search this
Subject of:
Vinnette Justine Carroll, American, 1922 - 2002  Search this
Patti LaBelle, American, born 1944  Search this
Al Green, American, born 1946  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (21.6 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1982
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.100
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.100
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National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895-2007

Creator:
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Lanning, Edward P.  Search this
Fausett, Dean  Search this
Stewart, Jack Thomas  Search this
Molinari, Everett  Search this
Fortel, Ruth  Search this
Williams, J. Scott (John Scott),  Search this
Baskerville, Charles  Search this
Treadwell, Helen  Search this
Covey, Arthur Sinclair  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
Cox, Allyn  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Red Cross  Search this
United States Capitol Historical Society  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Lantern slides  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9083
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211276
AAA_collcode_natimurp
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211276
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Alfred Maevis Collection

Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Maevis, Alfred  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (5 Boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical literature
Diagrams
Contracts
Photographs
Financial records
Specifications
Reprints
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Transportation
Date:
1903-1969
Summary:
The collection relates to Maevis' work on the New York subway system.
Scope and Contents:
The collection relates to the construction of the New York subway system. Included are diagrams; photographs of workers and of demolition, excavation, and dredging in the tunnels; reprints from professional engineering journals on topics relating to the subway construction; contracts; volumes containing budget information listing the costs for various elements for specific parts of the system; invitations for bids from contractors; and a bound volume of "Public Service Record", a monthly publication of the New York City Public Service Commission.
Arrangement:
The collection was processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, 2018.
Biographical / Historical:
Maevis was a civil engineer who worked on the New York subway system, and who published frequently on engineering topics.
Provenance:
The original provenance of the collection is unknown, and is recorded as "collected for NMAH".
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:
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Local transit -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Tunnels -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Urban transportation -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Underground construction  Search this
Excavating machinery  Search this
Excavations -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Dredging -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical literature
Diagrams
Contracts
Photographs -- 20th century
Financial records -- 20th century
Specifications
Reprints
Citation:
Alfred Maevis Collection, 1903-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0954
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Howard L. King Engineering Reports

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Schlefer, Marion King  Search this
King, Howard L.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Transportation
Date:
1928-1949.
Scope and Contents note:
One cubic foot of reports on tunnels, including several in the New York subway system.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
A civil engineer, King worked on several New York City subway tunnels, among other projects.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Marion King Schlefer.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Underground construction  Search this
Tunnels -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Citation:
Howard L. King Engineering Reports, 1928-1949, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0990
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0990

Exhibition Records, 1976-2000

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum  Search this
Subject:
19th-Century German Stage Design (Exhibition) (1981: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Advertising America (Exhibition) (1985-1986: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Alvar Aalto (Exhibition) (1979: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection: Training the Hand and Eye (Exhibition) (1989: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Enterprise: Nineteenth Century Patent Models (Exhibition) (1984: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Amsterdam School: Dutch Expressionist Architecture 1915-1930 (Exhibition) (1983-1984: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Andrea Palladio in America (Exhibition) (1977: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Angles of Repose: A Garden Exhibition of Central Park Benches (Exhibition) (1994: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Annual Reports (Exhibition) (1988: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Arches for Galveston (Exhibition) (1987-1988: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Architectural Fantasy and Reality (Accademia di San Luca) (Exhibition) (1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks (Exhibition) (1998-1999: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Deco New York: The Chanin Gates (Exhibition) (1994: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Nouveau Bing: The Paris Style 1900 (Exhibition) (1987: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art of the European Goldsmith: From the Schroder Collection (Exhibition) (1983-1984: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art that is Life: The Arts and Crafts Movement in America (Exhibition) (1988: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists' Postcards Series II (Exhibition) (1978: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Avant-Garde Letterhead (Exhibition) (1996: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Basketry: Tradition in New Form (Exhibition) (1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Beach, Boardwalk, Boulevard (Exhibition) (1980: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Berlin 1900-1933: Architecture and Design (Exhibition) (1986-1987: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bon Voyage! Designs for Travel (Exhibition) (1986: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Button, Button (Exhibition) (1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Canes and Walking Sticks (Exhibition) (1983: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Carnegie Mansion (Exhibition) (1977: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Carnegie Mansion Embellished (Exhibition) (1983: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Carnegie's Libraries: A Sesquincentennial Celebration (Exhibition) (1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries (Exhibition) (1987: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Central Park (Exhibition) (1980-1981: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Century of Ceramics in the United States: 1878-1978 (Exhibition) (1980: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Ceramics of the Weimar Republic (Traveling exhibition) (1988-1991)  Search this
Chicago Furniture: Art, Craft, and Industry (Exhibition) (1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Chinese Gold and Silver from the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-90), in American Collections (Exhibition) (1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Choices: Recent Acquisitions (Exhibition) (1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Circles of the World: Traditional Art of Plains Indians (Exhibition) (1984: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
City Dwellings and Country Houses: Robert Adam and His Style (Exhibition) (1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Close Observation: The Oil Sketches of Frederic E. Church (Exhibition) (1980: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Collecting A to Z: Recent Acquisitions (Exhibition) (1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Color Light Surface: Recent Textiles (Exhibition) (1990: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Color by the Yard: Printed Fabrics from 1760-1860 (Exhibition) (1987-1988: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Contemporary Continuous Pattern (Exhibition) (1983-1984: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Collection: Furniture (Exhibition) (1979: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Collection: Glass (Exhibition) (1979: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Collection: Porcelain (Exhibition) (1979-1980: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Collection: Silver (Exhibition) (1980-1981: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource (Exhibition) (1991-1992: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Courts and Colonies: The William and Mary Style in Holland, England, and America (Exhibition) (1988-1989: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Crosscurrents: Neoclassical Drawings and Prints (Exhibition) (1978: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Crystal Palaces (Exhibition) (1987: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cut Paper (Exhibition) (1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design (Exhibition) (1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Damask (Exhibition) (1984: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Day Without Art (Exhibition) (1992-1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Design Process: Cheryl R. Riley (Exhibition) (1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Design and Fabric Technology: Pushing the Limits (Exhibition) (1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Design for Life: A Centennial Celebration (Exhibition) (1997-1998: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Design in the Service of Tea (Exhibition) (1983: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Designed for Theater (Exhibition) (1983: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Disegno: Italian Renaissance Designs for the Decorative Arts (Exhibition) (1997: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Doghouse (Exhibition) (1990: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Drawing Toward a More Modern Architecture (Exhibition) (1977: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Drawings by Francesco and Giovanni Carlo Bibiena (Exhibition) (1990: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Dream King: Ludwig II of Bavaria (Exhibition) (1979: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
E. McKnight Kauffer: Graphic Art and Theater Design (Exhibition) (1989-1990: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
El Nuevo Mundo: The Landscape of Latino Los Angeles (Exhibition) (1999: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Elaine Lustig Cohen, Modern Graphic Designer (Exhibition) (1995: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Electroworks (Exhibition) (1980: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Embellished Calendars: An Illustrated History (Exhibition) (1984-1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Embroidered Samplers (Exhibition) (1984: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Embroidered Ship Portraits (Exhibition) (1986: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Embroidery Through the Ages (Exhibition) (1978: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
English Majolica (Exhibition) (1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Ephemeral Images: Recent American Posters (Exhibition) (1981: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Erich Mendelsohn: 1887-1953 (Exhibition) (1988-1989: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Etchings by the Tiepolos: From the Cooper-Hewitt Collection (Exhibition) (1984: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
European Illustration: 1974-1984 (Exhibition) (1984-1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Faberge: Jeweler to Royalty (Exhibition) (1983: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Fabled Cloth: Batik from Java's North Coast (Exhibition) (1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Fancy Fronts: Gentlemen's Waistcoats in the Eighteenth Century (Exhibition) (1993-1994: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Fantastic Illustration and Design in Britain (Exhibition) (1979: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Fashion Prints (Exhibition) (1982-1983: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Field For Dreams: An 18th-Century Bedcover (Exhibition) (1995: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Finished in Beauty: Southwest Indian Silver (Exhibition) (1984: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Flora Danica and the Heritage of Danish Porcelain (Exhibition) (1990: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Folding Fans from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection (Exhibition) (1987: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Fountains: Splash and Spectacle (Exhibition) (1998: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Four Continents (Exhibition) (1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Building: Creating a Corporate Cathedral (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School (Exhibition) (1983-1984: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
From Background to Foreground: Looking at an 18th-century Wallpaper (Exhibition) (1992-1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
From Concept to Building: A Design in Singapore by Architect Paul Rudolph (Exhibition) (1993-1994: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Gardens of Delight (Exhibition) (1981: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Gold of Greece: Jewelry and Ornaments from the Benaki Museum (Exhibition) (1990-1991: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Golden Eye: An International Tribute to the Artisans of India (Exhibition) (1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Good Offices and Beyond: A Laboratory of Seating (Exhibition) (1994-1995: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hair (Exhibition) (1980: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hawaii: The Royal Isles (Exhibition) (1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Henry Dreyfuss Directing Design: The Industrial Designer and his Work, 1929-1972 (Exhibition) (1997: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hollywood: Legend and Reality (Traveling exhibition)  Search this
Honor and Glory: Triumphal Arches (Exhibition) (1987-1988: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
In Celebration of Water (Exhibition) (1978: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
In Small Stages: Puppets from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection (Exhibition) (1981-1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Indelible Images: Contemporary Advertising Design (Exhibition) (1979: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Innovative Furniture in America (Exhibition) (1981: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Intimate World of Alexander Calder (Exhibition) (1989-1990: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Introduction to the Andrew Carnegie Mansion (Exhibition) (1994-1995: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Jewelry: A Selection from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection (Exhibition) (1989-1990: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Jewels of Lalique (Exhibition) (1998: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
John Henry Belter and the Rococo Revival (Exhibition) (1981: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpaper from the 1950s (Exhibition) (1995: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
L'Art de Vivre: Decorative Arts and Design in France 1789-1989 (Exhibition) (1989: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
La Nijinska: A Dancer's Legacy (Exhibition) (1986: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Lace (Exhibition) (1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Living with AIDS (Day Without Art) (Exhibition) (1993-1994: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Look Again (Exhibition) (1978: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament (Exhibition) (1987: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
MA, Space/Time in Japan (Exhibition) (1979: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
MANtransFORMS: An International Exhibition on Aspects of Design (1976-1977: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Magazine Covers (Exhibition) (1981: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Manhattan Skyline: New York Skyscrapers (Exhibition) (1984: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Matchsafes (Exhibition) (1981: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office (Exhibition) (1993-1994: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Memorial to Jan Palach (Exhibition) (1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Memphis/Milano (Exhibition) (1986: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Milestones: 50 Years of Goods and Services (Exhibition) (1986-1987: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Modern Dutch Poster: The First Fifty Years, 1890-1940 (Exhibition) (1988-1989: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Modern Spirit: Glass from Finland (Exhibition) (1985-1986: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mondo Materialis (Exhibition) (1990-1991: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
More Than Meets the Eye (Exhibition) (1977: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Drawers (Exhibition) (1978: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mustard Pots from the Colman Collection (Exhibition) (1980: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Design Museum: A New Identity (Exhibition) (1994-1995: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Netsuke: Japanese Design in Miniature (Exhibition) (1984: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Vistas: American Art Pottery, 1880-1920 (Exhibition) (1984-1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Newcomb Pottery: An Enterprise for Southern Women, 1895-1940 (Traveling exhibition)  Search this
Now I Lay Me Down to Eat: A Salute to the Unknown Art of Living (Exhibition) (1980-1981: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Objects of Adornment: 5000 Years of Jewelry from Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore (Exhibition) (1984-1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Oceanliner: Speed, Style, Symbol (Exhibition) (1980: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Old Master Prints from the Wallerstein Collection (Exhibition) (1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Opening Our Doors: Selections from the Design Resource Center (Exhibition) (1998: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Ornament in the Twentieth Century (Exhibition) (1978: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Outdoor Chairs (Exhibition) (1988: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Packaging the New: Design and the American Consumer (Exhibition) (1994: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Palaces for the People (Exhibition) (1977: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Paris Opera on Stage: Designs, Costumes, Jewels (Exhibition) (1988: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Paris Recorded: The Therese Bonney Collection (Exhibition) (1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Penny Saved: Architecture in Cast-Iron Toy Banks (Exhibition) (1983: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Perspective: The Illusion of Space (Exhibition) (1986-1987: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Photography and Architecture: 1839-1939 (Exhibition) (1983: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Picture Palaces (Exhibition) (1982-1983: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Playing Cards (Exhibition) (1986: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pottery (Exhibition) (1981: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Power of maps (Exhibition) (1992-1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Puppets: Art and Entertainment (Exhibition) (1981-1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Purses, Pockets, Pouches (Exhibition) (1988-1989: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Recent Acquisitions: Textile Selection (Exhibition) (1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Recollections: A Decade of Collecting (Exhibition) (1986-1987: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Resorts of the Catskills (Exhibition) (1980: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Revolution, Life, and Labor: Soviet Porcelains, 1918-1985 (Exhibition) (1992-1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Robert Adam and Kedleston Hall (Exhibition) (1987: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Roma Interotta (Exhibition) (1979: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Royal Gift: The 1826 Porcelain Jewel Cabinet (Exhibition) (1994-1995: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Royal Pavilion at Brighton (Exhibition) (1977: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Safe and Secure: A World of Design in Locks and Keys (Exhibition) (1987: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Scandinavian Modern 1880-1980 (Exhibition) (1982-1983: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Shopping Bag: Portable Graphic Art (Exhibition) (1978-1979: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Smithsonian (Exhibition) (1979-1980: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Spectacular Spaces: Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection (Exhibition) (1980: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Structure of Style: Dutch Modernism in the Applied Arts 1880-1930 (Exhibition) (1994-1995: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Suburbs (Exhibition) (1981-1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Surprise! Surprise! Pop-up and Moveable Books (Exhibition) (1987-1988: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Take Your Choice: Contemporary Product Design (Exhibition) (1979: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
The American Landscape (Exhibition) (1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
The Column: Structure and Ornament (Exhibition) (1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
The Countess' Treasury: Gems and Curiosities from Burghley House (Exhibition) (1988: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
The Jacquard Loom: Recent Experiments (Exhibition) (1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Tiffany Studios: Metalwork and Other Decorative Arts (Exhibition) (1983: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Tiles (Exhibition) (1980: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Timeless Sources: Rare Books from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum (Exhibition) (1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Tools for the Table: Designs for Dining (Exhibition) (1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Toward Modern Design: Revival and Reform in Applied Arts 1850-1920 (Exhibition) (1993-1994: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Toys from the Nuremburg Spielzug Museum (Exhibition) (1986: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Treasures from Hungary: Gold and Silver from the 9th-19th Centuries (Exhibition) (1986: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Triumph of Simplicity: 350 Years of Swedish Silver (Exhibition) (1988: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Tsuba (Exhibition) (1979: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Turned Wood Bowls (Exhibition) (1989: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Two Hundred Years of American Architectural Drawing (Exhibition) (1977: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Under the Sun: An Outdoor Exhibition of Light (Exhibition) (1998: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Underground Images: Subway Posters from the School of Visual Arts (Exhibition) (1987: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Unlimited by Design (Exhibition) (1998-1999: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Urban Documents: Twentieth Century American Prints (Exhibition) (1983: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Versailles: The View from Sweden, Drawings from the National Museum and Royal Palace, Stockholm (Exhibition) (1988: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Vienna Moderne, 1898-1918 (Exhibition) (1978-1979: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Vienna/New York: The Work of Joseph Urban, 1872-1933 (Exhibition) (1987-1988: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Views of Rome: Watercolors and Drawings from the Collection of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Traveling exhibition) (1988-1991)  Search this
Visual Spaces in Music: Drawings by John Decesare (Exhibition) (1984: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wallpaper from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection (Exhibition) (1980: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Walter Crane: Design for Children (Exhibition) (1993-1994: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
What Could Have Been: Unbuilt Architecture of the 80's (Exhibition) (1988: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wine: Celebration and Cermony (Exhibition) (1985: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention (Exhibition) (1999-2000: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Writing and Reading (Exhibition) (1981-1982: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Type:
Exhibition catalogs
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1976
1976-2000
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 04-117
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1976-2000 [Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_251695

Oral history interview with Isabel Bishop, 1959 April 15

Interviewee:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Moore, Henrietta  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12208
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212329
AAA_collcode_bishop59april
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212329

Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas  Search this
Names:
Belvedere, DeKalb, and Southern Railway  Search this
Chicago Traction and Subway Commission  Search this
Detroit Rapid Transit System  Search this
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
5 film reels
5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Film reels
16mm films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Texas
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Fremont (Neb.)
Columbus (Neb.)
New York
Boston (Mass.)
Chicago (Ill.)
Death Valley
Date:
1906-2003
bulk 1906-1918
Summary:
Collection documents the engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas through reports prepared for a variety of clients.
Scope and Contents:
These records contain reports (some containing photographs and full size drawings folded) from the New York engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas. Included are typewritten and printed reports for a variety of clients. The bulk of the reports relate to power and transportation. The collection includes five 16mm motion picture films, relating to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Background Materials, 1960-2003

Series 2: Reports, 1906-1918

Series 3: Moving Image, 1960 and undated
Biographical / Historical:
On January 1, 1885, William Barclay Parsons (1859-1932) and his younger brother Henry de Berkeley Parsons founded a consulting engineering firm in New York City. The brothers combined their talents as civil and mechanical engineers to create a firm that would making a lasting mark on designing and constructing infrastructure. Among the firm's most notable projects were the original IRT line of the New York City Subway, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART), the Cape Cod Canal, and the charting the course of a railway in China from Hankow (Wuhan) to Canton (Guangzhou). The firm also designed and built large water supply systems, railroads, hydro-electric dams, refrigeration warehouses, marine terminals, and conducted survey work. Through the years, the firm diversified its engineering competence and knowledge by adding partners: Eugene A. Klapp (b. 1867), chief engineer and bridge specialist; Henry M. Brinckerhoff (b. 1868), a traction engineer; Walter J. Douglas (b. 1872), structural engineer and bridge specialist; and Maurice Quade (1900-1966), structural engineer. The firm had several name changes and became known as Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas with both domestic and foreign offices. Today the company operates in the fields of strategic consulting, planning, engineering, construction management, infrastructure and community planning. Parsons Brinckerhoff was acquired by WSP Global in 2014.

Sources

Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Notes, December 1960.

Bobrick, Benson. Parsons Brinckerhoff The First 100 Years. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1985.

Petroski, Henry. "William Barclay Parsons," American Scientist, Volume 96, No. 4, July-August 2008, pp. 280-283.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series: Streetcars and Subways (AC0060)

Materials at Other Organizations

New York Public Library

William Barclay Parsons papers, 1880-1939

Collection consists of correspondence, lecture notes, and materials used in preparation of Parsons's book, Engineers and Engineering in the Renaissance, published in 1939. Correspondence, 1881-1900, relates to his student days at the Columbia University School of Mines, appointments to various railroads, and activity as Columbia trustee. Notes on lectures about mining at Columbia, 1880-1881, are illustrated with drawings and plates. Materials used in the preparation of Parsons's book include final typescript, proofs, illustrations, maps, notebooks, and other source materials.

Columbia University

Papers, 1899-1915

Correspondence including letters from Grover Cleveland, Gilbert Parker, and printed monographs and magazine articles. Mr. Parsons' diaries of Panama Canal years and World War I have been catalogued as book manuscripts.
Provenance:
The initial collection was donated in 1967, presumably by the firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, to the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History).
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:
Wharves  Search this
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Subways  Search this
Subways -- Boston (Mass.)  Search this
Dams  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Genre/Form:
16mm films
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 20th century
Reports
Citation:
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records Collection, 1905-ca. 1970s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0969
See more items in:
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0969

Oral history interview with Don Freeman, 1965 June 4

Interviewee:
Freeman, Don, 1908-1978  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Sloan, John French  Search this
Tolegian, Manuel J. (Manuel Jerair)  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12155
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213458
AAA_collcode_freema65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213458

James Forgie Papers

Creator:
Forgie, James  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Extent:
38.8 Cubic feet (85 boxes; 33 map-folders; 18 volumes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Patents
Clippings
Business records
Correspondence
Contracts
Reports
Blueprints
Drawings
Legal documents
Place:
Hudson River
New York (N.Y.) -- Transportation
Date:
1890 - 1949
bulk 1900-1935
Scope and Contents:
The papers contain correspondence, reports, drawings, blueprints, cost estimates, contracts, specifications, regulations, legal documents, photographs, profiles, diagrams, clippings, and publications concerning projects which Forgie worked on, especially the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, the Midtown Hudson Tunnels in New York City. Also included are publications and patents on subaqueous tunneling, subway stations, and bridges, and material on the Forgie submarine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: Professional Papers, 1892-1945

Series 2: Projects, 1914-1957

Series 3: Publications, 1856-1952

Series 4: Drawings, 1888-1951
Biographical / Historical:
James Forgie (1868-1958) was born in Longside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Forgie graduated from Gordon's Technical College, Aberdeen, Scotland (1881-1885) and apprenticed in the office of civil engineer George Gordon Jenkins from 1885-1889. Forgie came to the United States in 1902 to work as a chief assistant engineer to the Pennsylvania Railroad on tunnels in New York City. He joined the private engineering practice with partners Charles M. Jacobs and J.Vipond Davies of Jacobs and Davies, Inc. from 1909-1923. Forgie was awarded the Tedlford Gold Medal from the Institute of Civil Engineering (British) in 1915 in recognition of his paper "The Laxaxalpam Aqueduct Tunnels in Mexico." He authored numerous articles about tunneling and consulted as a an expert witness and arbitrator in many legal cases involving tunneling. Forgie was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Civil Engineers of Canada, and New York Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Forgie married Martha Maitland Thom (1868-1936) in 1895. They had four children: Martha (b. 1900), Wilhelmina (b. 1902), James (b. 1904), and Christina (b. 1906). Forgie later married Anne McDougall (b. 1872) in 1937.
Related Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
The Foundation Company Records (AC0974)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series: Tunnels (AC0060)

Herbert S. Grassman Papers (AC0955)

Penn Station, New York Photographs (AC1048)

Lawrence Talma Smith Papers (AC0988)

Silas H. Woodward Papers (AC1038)

Alfred Maevis Collection (AC0954)

William R. Hutton Papers (AC0987)

Montgomery C. Meigs Papers (AC0984)

Henry Grattan Tyrrell and Mary Maude Knox Tyrrell Papers (AC0948)

Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records Collection (AC0969)

Chicago Surface Lines Drawings (AC0212)

Grand Central Terminal Collection (AC1071)

Modjeski and Masters Company Records (AC0976)

Thomas Norrell Railroad Photographs Collection (AC1174)
Separated Materials:
The Division of Work and Industry holds a model of a Ram for driving tunnel shields (1933). It was used in driving the Union Tunnel for the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1933-1934 by James Forgie. See accession #MC.329243.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. James Forgie.
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:
Tunnels  Search this
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Bridges -- 1890-1940  Search this
Civil engineering -- 1890-1940 -- U.S.  Search this
Civil engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Patents
Clippings -- 1890-1960
Business records
Correspondence
Contracts -- 1890-1940
Reports
Blueprints -- 20th century
Photographs -- 1890-1900
Drawings
Legal documents
Citation:
Archives Center, James Forgie Papers, 1890-1949, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0986
See more items in:
James Forgie Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0986
Additional Online Media:

National Society of Mural Painters records

Creator:
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Red Cross  Search this
United States Capitol Historical Society  Search this
Baskerville, Charles, 1896-  Search this
Covey, Arthur Sinclair, 1877-1960  Search this
Cox, Allyn, 1896-1982  Search this
Fausett, Dean, 1913-  Search this
Fortel, Ruth  Search this
Lanning, Edward P.  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Molinari, Everett  Search this
Stewart, Jack, 1926-2005  Search this
Treadwell, Helen, 1902-  Search this
Williams, J. Scott (John Scott), b. 1877  Search this
Extent:
13.1 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1895 - circa 2007
Summary:
The records of the National Society of Mural Painters measure 13.1 linear feet and date from 1895 to circa 2007. The activities of the society are documented through administrative files, membership files, correspondence, committee files, exhibition and competition files, artist files, financial and legal records, printed material, a scrapbook, and photographic materials.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the National Society of Mural Painters measure 13.1 linear feet and date from 1895 to circa 2007. The activities of the society are documented through administrative files, membership files, correspondence, committee files, exhibition and competition files, artist files, financial and legal records, printed material, a scrapbook, and photographic materials.

Administrative files include meeting minutes and agendas, historical information, and newsletter drafts, and the organization's constitution and by-laws. Membership files contain correspondence with members about their applications and acceptance or denial of membership, member voting ballots, and lists of members. General correspondence is with artists, members, organizations, universities, and federal commissions, and documents a wide varity of NSMP activities; additional correspondence is scattered throughout other series. Correspondence is with Charles Baskerville, Arthur Covey, Allyn Cox, Dean Fausett, Ruth Fortel, Edward Lanning, Everett Molinari, Jack Stewart, and Helen Tredwell, as well as with the American Federation of Arts, the Commission of Fine Arts on War Memorials, Fine Arts Federation, and the U. S. Capitol Historical Society.

Committee files document the work of various NSMP standing and ad hoc committees. Exhibition and competition files include correspondence, photographs, catalogs, itineraries, and printed materials for the NSMP's 1976 U.S. Bicentennial celebration projects, including the "Freedom Murals," "Caravan of Freedom," and "Momentous Events in American History." Additional files document the Red Cross Canteen Project, Federal Art Project, the Municipal Art Society exhibition in 1940, New York City subway murals, and other competitions and public art mural projects.

Artist files primarily date from the 1960s through the 1990s and often include biographies, resumes, correspondence, and photographs of works of art. Financial and legal records include the NSMP treasurer's files, ledgers, and miscellany. Also found in the records are printed materials; a mixed media scrapbook dating from 1923-1935; photographs of meetings, events, exhibitions, and works of art; photo collages of members with examples of their works of art. There are also lantern slides of Francis D. Millet in his studio and with his murals, and of J. Scott Williams with his art work.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series reflecting the original order of the records.

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1895-circa 2007 (2.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 2: Membership Files, 1915-2001 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1912-2001 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 4: Committee Files, 1909-1960s (0.3 linear feet; Box 5)

Series 5: Exhibition and Competition Files, 1917-1998 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 5-7)

Series 6: Artist Files, 1915-1990s (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 18)

Series 7: Financial and Legal Records, 1895-1996 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 8-10)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1915-2000 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 10-11)

Series 9: Scrapbook, 1923-1935 (0.2 linear feet; Box 11)

Series 10: Photographic Material, circa 1900-1997 (2.5 linear feet; Boxes 12-18)
Biographical / Historical:
Originally named The Mural Painters, the National Society of Mural Painters (NSMP) was founded in 1895 in New York City by a group of artists, including John W. Alexander, Kenyon Cox, Edwin Blashfield, and John LaFarge, who were concerned with the design and execution of mural art for architecture in the United States. The organization's first president was Frederic Crowninshield. For well over one hundred years members of NSMP have created significant and monumental works of art across the country. Many significant American artists have been members and served as past presidents, such as George Biddle, Hildreth MeiƩre, Arthur S. Covey, Allyn Cox, Helen Treadwell, and Xavier Gonzales, among many others.

Since its founding, the NSMP has collaborated with the Fine Arts Section of the Treasury Department, the federal WPA Arts Project, and the design boards of several World's Fairs. As a member of Artists for Victory, NSMP coordinated the execution of murals for barracks and camps, as well as many triptych alterpieces.

NSMP organizes exhibitions and conductes competitions. In celebration of its one hundredth anniversary, a centennial exhibition was held in October 1995 at the Art Students League. Society members work with other organizations, actively sponsoring legislation for the development and commission of public works of art. Still active today, the current president is Jeff Greene.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel NSM1) including 83 photographs of mural paintings and mural studies, and 25 exhibition boards showing sculptures, mosaics, and mural paintings with the artist's name, medium, title, and location listed. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The National Society of Mural Painters lent materials for microfilming in 1963 and donated records in 1965-1966. The National Society of Mural Painters, via President Jeff Greene, gave papers in 2009.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The National Society of Mural Painters records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as posessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Muralists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895 - circa 2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.natimurp
See more items in:
National Society of Mural Painters records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-natimurp

Subways : the tracks that built New York City / Lorraine B. Diehl

Author:
Diehl, Lorraine B. 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
123 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Subways  Search this
Technology--Social aspects  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_789676

Jack Stewart papers

Creator:
Stewart, Jack, 1926-2005  Search this
Names:
New York City Transit Authority  Search this
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Yale University -- Students  Search this
Baxter, Violet  Search this
Egan, Charles, 1911-  Search this
Gold, Nancy  Search this
Goulet, Lorrie, 1925-  Search this
Kahn, Wolf, 1927-  Search this
Romano, Clare  Search this
Thomas, Steffen, 1906-  Search this
Toney, Anthony  Search this
Townsend, Rodman  Search this
Walker, Herbert Brooks, 1927-  Search this
Weiner, Sam  Search this
Extent:
9.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketches
Drawings
Sound recordings
Paintings
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Illustrated letters
Interviews
Transcripts
Color slides
Video recordings
Greeting cards
Designs
Date:
1926-2010
Summary:
The Jack Stewart papers are dated 1926-2010 and measure 9.9 linear feet. A significant portion of the collection concerns Stewart's dissertation, "Subway Graffiti: An Aesthetic Study of Graffiti on the Subway" (New York University, 1989), related research, writings, and exhibitions on the subject. Biographical materials, correspondence, writings, printed material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials document his career as a painter, muralist, designer, educator and administrator.
Scope and Content Note:
The Jack Stewart papers are dated 1926-2010 and measure 9.9 linear feet. A significant portion of the collection concerns Stewart's dissertation, "Subway Graffiti: An Aesthetic Study of Graffiti on the Subway" (New York University, 1989), related research, writings, and exhibitions on the subject. Biographical materials, correspondence, writings, printed material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials document his career as a painter, muralist, designer, educator and administrator.

Biographical materials include a "Video Archive" (DVD) consisting mainly of Jack Stewart being interviewed on several occasions by Nancy Gold for her television show, "What It Takes." In addition to discussions about Stewart's career, the shows include examples of his paintings and murals along with views of him at work.

Correspondence mostly documents Stewart's artistic career and work as an educator and administrator; there is some personal correspondence, as well. Of particular note are letters to Rodman Townsend who commissioned a mural about the human brain; they discuss the details of the project and its evolution, brain research, and subsequent exhibitions of related paintings. Illustrated letters and greeting cards with original artwork are from Violet Baxter, Lorrie Goulet, Wolf Kahn, Clare Romano, Anthony Toney, and Sam Weiner. Herbert Brooks Walker sent several pieces of mail art and, while in Italy, collected graffiti information for Stewart. Letters Stewart wrote to his mother span decades; the best represented periods are the years he served in the U.S. Army and studied at Yale University.

Writings and notes consist of Stewart's dissertation ("Subway Graffiti: An Aesthetic Study of Graffiti on the Subway"), miscellaneous writings and notes, and art and architecture notebooks. Dissertation documentation includes the manuscript, drafts, and related records. Among the miscellaneous writings and notes - published and unpublished - are shorter pieces, articles, student papers, and teaching notes. Of particular interest are notes/instructions for a performance piece titled "Endless Subway," "Memories of Steffan Thomas" and "My Recollection of Charles Egan." Also found are minutes of Cooper Union adjunct faculty meetings (1965-1966), and reports written when provost of the Rhode Island School of Design. Art and architecture notebooks (5 volumes) were compiled while at Yale University.

Research files on graffiti contain many sound recordings and some transcripts of interviews with graffiti writers, voluminous lists of graffiti writers' names/tags, correspondence, notes, photographs, and a wide variety of printed material. Stewart began collecting these materials as his interest in graffiti developed. They were used for his dissertation and material continued to be added after the dissertation was completed.

Printed material mentioning Stewart or containing reproductions of his work includes exhibition catalogs, posters, and newsletters.

Artwork by Jack Stewart consists of drawings, paintings, and one etching; also found are designs and plans for tables, murals, and other projects. Drawings include figure studies, heads, and landscapes; most are in pencil and some in ink. The small number of paintings are oil on canvas (removed from stretchers), and gouache on paper and board. Sketchbooks (44 volumes) contain mostly pencil drawings and sketches, and a few studies for paintings and murals. Two volumes include writings about travels and events; of particular interest are "Notes on Kline's funeral May 1962," "Visit to Roman Bronze Art Foundry," and "Notes on My Development."

Photographic materials consist mainly photographs, but also include digital images and 35-mm color slides. Images of Stewart include views of him with paintings and working in his studio. Identified individuals with whom he appears are: Regina Stewart (wife), Brandon Stewart (son), Lil Stewart (mother), Ninalee Craig, Irving Sandler, and students in Urbino, Italy. Photographs of artwork document murals such as Raw Material (composed of shirt labels), and Versailles Hotel in Miami Beach; among the paintings documented are State of the Union, Icons of Western Art and Revelation XVI-16 (both with keys to individuals portrayed). Exhibition openings and installations are shown in photographs, color slides, and video recordings. Also found are photographs of the World Trade Center site taken by Stewart in December 2001.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1926-circa 2009 (Boxes 1,11; 0.6 linear foot)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1944-2009 (Boxes 1-2; 0.7 linear foot)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1947-2003 (Boxes 2-5; 3.1 linear foot)

Series 4: Research Files on Graffiti, 1972-2010 (Boxes 5-7,11; 2.8 linear foot)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1945-2002 (Boxes 8, 11, OV 13; 0.7 linear foot)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1990-2003 (Box 8; 0.2 linear foot)

Series 7: Artwork, 1946-2000 (Boxes 8, 11, OV 12; 0.3 linear foot)

Series 8: Sketchbooks, 1951-2004 (Boxes 8-9; 1.3 linear foot)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, circa 1950s-2010 (Boxes 10-11; 0.4 linear foot)
Biographical Note:
Jack Stewart (1926-2005) was a painter, muralist, designer, educator and administrator in New York City. After developing an interest in graffiti in the 1970s, Stewart eventually wrote a dissertation on the subject, "Subway Graffiti: An Aesthetic Study of Graffiti on the Subway" (New York University, 1989) and was recognized as an expert on mass transit art.

Jack Stewart began studying art at the High Museum School in his hometown of Atlanta when he was 10 years old. At age 14, he began a 4 year apprenticeship with painter and sculptor Steffen Thomas. After serving in World War II, he enrolled at Yale University (B.F.A. 1951) as a sculpture student, but soon switched to the painting department where he studied with Josef Albers and Willem de Kooning. After graduation, Stewart began receiving mural commissions and enrolled in classes at Columbia University School of Architecture (1951-1953). His interest in architecture was tied to understanding how to work effectively with architects on mural projects. Later, Stewart developed an interest in graffiti which he pursued through graduate study at New York University (M.A., 1975 and Ph.D., 1989).

Stewart created murals in ceramic tile, mixed media and stained glass. In addition to mosaic murals, he designed tables with mosaic tops. As an outgrowth of his mosaic work, Stewart developed a technique for laminating stained glass onto plate glass that, by eliminating the need for lead, opened new design possibilities. Mural commissions included work for Hamilton Hotel in Chicago, Versailles Hotel in Miami Beach, Public School 28 in New York City, and several ocean liners. The most unusual mural, Raw Material commissioned by Cluett Peabody and Company, was composed of shirt labels embedded in acrylic.

Beginning in 1950 Stewart participated regularly in group shows and enjoyed solo exhibitions mainly in the New York City area. He also showed in Philadelphia, Georgia, Rhode Island, Mexico and Italy, and was included in exhibitions circulated by the American Federation of Arts.

Stewart taught at the college level for nearly thirty years, including: The New School (art and architecture, 1953-1958); Pratt Institute (interior architectural design, 1955-1960); The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (painting, drawing, human anatomy, art history, 1960-1976; Art Department Chairman, 1971-1976); International Center of Mythymna, American Division, Lesbos, Greece (summer school, 1962-1965); Columbia University (M.F.A. program instructor, 1966-1976); and New York University (drawing, 1967-1975). In 1976 he was appointed Vice President and Provost of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Stewart was active in several professional organizations. He served as New York Artists Equity Association Secretary (1986-1987) and President (1987-1989); President of the National Society of Mural Painters (1996-2000); member of the advisory board of the Steffen Thomas Museum and Archives, Buckhead, GA (1997- 2000s); and President of the Fine Arts Federation of New York (2003-2004). The National Academy of Design elected Jack Stewart an Academician in 1995.

Jack Stewart and Margot Schwarzhaupt, an artist, were married in 1947; they had one son, Brandon. Painter and arts administrator, Regina Serniak, became Jack Stewart's wife in 1976.

Jack Stewart died in New York City in 2005.
Provenance:
Donated in 2010 by Regina Stewart, widow of Jack Stewart.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. This collection is copyright restricted.
Rights:
The Jack Stewart 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:
Street art  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Graffiti  Search this
Graffiti artists  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Drawings
Sound recordings
Paintings
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Illustrated letters
Interviews
Transcripts
Color slides
Video recordings
Greeting cards
Designs
Citation:
Jack Stewart papers, 1926-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stewjack
See more items in:
Jack Stewart papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Subway / Bruce Davidson

Author:
Davidson, Bruce 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
124 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 x 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2003
Topic:
Subways  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
F128.37 .D19 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_740126

Subway to the World's Fair / by Frederick A. Kramer

Author:
Kramer, Frederick A  Search this
Subject:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Subways  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_479513

The Renaissance of rail transit in America : a report / by the Regional Plan Association

Author:
Regional Plan Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Public Transit Association  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
[1991]
Topic:
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Call number:
HE4421 .R46 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_729677

Uptown, downtown : a trip through time on New York's subways / Stan Fischler ; research editor, Dave Rubenstein ; drawings by Ray Judd

Author:
Fischler, Stan  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
Subways  Search this
Transit systems  Search this
Call number:
TF725.N5 F57X
TF725.N5F57X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_87658

Subway Murals, New York City

Collection Creator:
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 62
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1940
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The National Society of Mural Painters records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as posessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895 - circa 2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Society of Mural Painters records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-natimurp-ref133

New subways for New York: the Dual system of rapid transit [by] Public Service Commission for First District

Author:
New York (State) Public Service Commission First District  Search this
Physical description:
83 p., [18] l. of plates, fold. map. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1913
Topic:
Railroads, Elevated  Search this
Subways  Search this
Transit systems  Search this
Call number:
TF725.N5 N53
TF725.N5N53
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_123801

Oral history interview with Valerie Jaudon, 2009 Oct. 8-Dec. 22

Interviewee:
Jaudon, Valerie, 1945-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
United States.General Services Administration Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15761
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287404
AAA_collcode_jaudon09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_287404
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