The collection is arranged as 9 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1948-1995 (Box 1: 0.4 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1953, 1970s-1993 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet) Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1950s-1995 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet) Series 4: Business Records, 1962-1987 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet) Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1950s-1995 (Box 1; 0.8 linear feet) Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1948-1978 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet) Series 7: Sketches and Drawings, circa 1950s-1970s (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet) Series 8: Sketchbooks, circa 1975-1997 (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet) Series 9: Photographs, 1928-circa 2000 (Box 3; 1.0 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of New York painter, calligrapher, and educator, Nanae Momiyama measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1928-circa 2000, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1948-1990s. The collection traces Momiyama's career as a first wave post-World War II Japanese-American artist through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, scrapbooks, sketches and sketchbooks, and photographs.
Nanae Momiyama papers, 1928-circa 2000, bulk 1948-2000 bulk 1948-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Nanae Momiyama (1924-2002) was a Japanese American painter, calligrapher, and educator based in New York City, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut.
Collection is in English. A large portion of the materials are in Japanese.
The collection was donated by Haniwa Gottlieb, Nanae Momiyama's daughter, in 2009.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001