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Archives of American Art, 1994-1995 (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-042, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Provost, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 3
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Archives of American Art, 1995-1996 (4 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-009, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Provost, Subject Files
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Subject Files / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Archives of American Art, 1999-2000

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-215, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Provost, Subject Files
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Subject Files / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Archives of American Art (AAA)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-088, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Provost, Subject Files
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Subject Files / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Archives of American Art - General

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-060, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Provost, Subject Files
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Subject Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Archives of American Art - Reorganization information

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-060, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Provost, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Poindexter Gallery records

Creator:
Poindexter Gallery  Search this
Names:
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Montana Historical Society  Search this
Oberlin College  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
University of Arizona  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Yale University  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
De Niro, Robert, Sr., 1922-1993  Search this
Dickinson, Eleanor, 1931-  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Harris, Paul, 1925-  Search this
Kerkam, Earl, 1891-1965  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Olitski, Jules, 1922-2007  Search this
Resnick, Milton, 1917-2004  Search this
Spaventa, George, 1918-  Search this
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1931-1985
bulk 1955-1978
Summary:
The records of the Poindexter Gallery measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1931-1985 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1955-1978 when the gallery was active. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files documenting the gallery's relationships with its artists, including exhibitions, and containing a wide variety of materials, including photographs. Also found are the "desk files" kept by the gallery's founder, Elinor Poindexter; correspondence; and financial and legal records.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Poindexter Gallery measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1931-1985 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1955-1978 when the gallery was active. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files documenting the gallery's relationships with its artists, including exhibitions, and containing a wide variety of materials, including photographs. Also found are the "desk files" kept by the gallery's founder, Elinor Poindexter; correspondence; and financial and legal records.

Elinor Poindexter's desk files consist of documents she kept as a reference for both her personal needs and gallery business. Correspondence is with artists, museums, colleges and universities, and art institutes. Notable correspondents include Worcester Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Denver Art Museum, Yale University, Oberlin College, University of Arizona, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Smithsonian Institution, and the Montana Historical Association. Additional correspondence is found throughout desk files and artists' files as well.

Artists' files are found for artists represented by the gallery, or in whom the gallery took an interest. Contents of the files vary, but may contain correspondence, photographs, sales records, exhibition files, and printed materials. There is extensive material relating to artists Richard Diebenkorn, Willem de Kooning, Giorgio Spaventa, Robert De Niro, Earl Kerkam, Franz Kline, Milton Resnick, Eleanor Dickinson, Paul Harris, Jules Olitski, among others.

The remainder of the collection consists of financial and legal files containing sales inventories and receipts, price lists, bills, loan agreements, and documents pertaining to the estate of Giorgio Spaventa, as well as photographic materials consisting of prints, negatives, slides and color transparencies of artwork.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Elinor Poindexter Desk Files, 1947-1969 (Box 1, 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1955-1971 (Box 1-2, 1.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Artists' Files, 1931-1983, undated (Box 2-5, 2.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Financial and Legal Files, 1955-1985 (Box 5-6, 1.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographic Materials, 1933-1977 (Box 6-7, 1.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
The Poindexter Gallery was founded in 1955 in New York City by Elinor Poindexter. The gallery specialized in sculpture, abstract, and figurative art and featured the works of such artists as Richard Diebenkorn, Jules Olitski, Nell Blaine, Willem de Kooning, Giorgio Spaventa, Franz Kline, Earl Kerkam, Milton Resnick and Robert De Niro, among others. The Poindexter Gallery closed in 1978.
Related Materials:
Among other resources relating to the Poindexter Gallery records in the Archives of American Art is an oral history with gallery owner, Elinor Poindexter, conducted by Paul Cummings on September 9, 1970.
Provenance:
The Poindexter Gallery records were donated over a period from 1968-1978 by the Poindexter Gallery via owners Elinor Poindexter and art director Harold Fondren. A 2006 accession was donated by Christie Poindexter Dennis, daughter of Elinor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Poindexter Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Poindexter Gallery records, 1931-1985, bulk 1955-1978, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
AAA.poingall
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Poindexter Gallery records
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-poingall
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Puhn, Alfred Photographs

Collection Creator:
Poindexter Gallery  Search this
Container:
Oversize 8, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs [31027000746541]
Date:
circa 1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Poindexter Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Poindexter Gallery records, 1931-1985, bulk 1955-1978, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Poindexter Gallery records
Poindexter Gallery records / Series 5: Photographic Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-poingall-ref183

Henry Ward Ranger Estate papers

Creator:
Ranger, Henry Ward, 1858-1916  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1888-circa 1999
bulk 1904-1954
Summary:
The estate papers of New York tonalist painter Henry Ward Ranger, measure one linear foot and date from 1888-circa 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1904-1954.The collection primarily documents the settlement of Ranger's contested will and the administration of his estate, but also provides scattered biographical information on Ranger's life, provenance information about his work, and documentation of the significance of his estate gift to the National Academy of Design. Records include appraisal information including an estate ledger, correspondence and memoranda including two letters from Ranger, court documents, financial and real estate records, news clippings, and two photographs and eight negatives of Ranger.
Scope and Contents:
The estate papers of New York tonalist painter Henry Ward Ranger, measure one linear foot and date from 1888-circa 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1904-1954.The collection primarily documents the settlement of Ranger's contested will and the administration of his estate, but also provides scattered biographical information on Ranger's life, provenance information about his work, and the significance of his estate gift to the National Academy of Design. Records include appraisal information including an estate ledger, correspondence and memoranda including two letters from Ranger, court documents, financial and real estate records, news clippings, and two photographs and six negatives of Ranger.

Series 1 documents the appraisal, administration, and distribution of Ranger's estate by the National Academy of Design. The bulk of the material comprises appraisal records, including an appraisal of Ranger's Noank studio by William Macbeth; correspondence and agreements with museums and other art institutions that received artwork purchased by the Ranger fund, including the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Des Moines Association of Fine Arts, Fine Arts Society of San Diego, Museum of Fine Arts , Houston, Oberlin College, and others; and financial records documenting assets and liabilities, including cancelled checks, receipts, investment and tax records, and records documenting real estate investments that contributed to the estate. Also found is a folder of personal papers, including two letters from Ranger, and a photograph and six negatives of Ranger, and a folder of nine letters from Ranger family members.

Series 2 primarily comprises court documents and legal counsel notes and correspondence related to the litigation of Ranger's will, and the process of proving the the legitimacy of Ranger's original will and the fraudulence of the will presented by Edith Ranger's lawyers.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as two series.

Series 1: Henry Ward Ranger Estate, 1888-circa 1999 (0.95 linear feet; Boxes 1, 4)

Series 2: Settlement of Will, 1907-1920 (1.05 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)
Biographical / Historical:
Tonalist landscape and marine painter, Henry Ward Ranger (1858-1916), became a full academician of the National Academy of Design in 1906 and bequeathed his entire residuary estate to the academy. The investment of this substantial gift of nearly $400,000, known as the Ranger fund, would provide for the purchase of paintings by living American artists, which were distributed or accessioned by the Smithsonian Institution's then National Collection of Fine Arts.

Ranger was born in western New York State and attended Syracuse University for two years before opening a studio in New York City in the mid-1880s. He traveled to Europe and lived in the Netherlands for several years, where he was influenced by the Dutch watercolorists and the Barbizon masters. Ranger was known for his experiments with pigments and colors, his interiors of forests, and marine views of the shoreline in Connecticut, where he spent summers and helped to establish the artist colony in Old Lyme. He further divided his time between a country studio in Noank, Connecticut, his studio in the city, and trips to Puerto Rico and Jamaica in the winter months.

Following his death in 1916, Ranger's will was probated and involved in costly litigation for two years due to the presentation of another will asserting Ranger's sister, Edith, as the beneficiary. The second will was proven to be false and the Ranger fund went on to make a significant contribution to the Smithsonian's collection of American art, allowing the institution to ultimately claim sixty-six of the paintings purchased by the fund and amass a collection which represented popular academic tastes in American art over more than half a century.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by the National Academy of Design in 2018.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Henry Ward Ranger estate 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.
Citation:
Henry Ward Ranger estate papers, 1888-circa 1999, bulk 1904-1954. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ranghenr
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Estate Ledger

Collection Creator:
Ranger, Henry Ward, 1858-1916  Search this
Container:
Box BV 4, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916-1919
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Henry Ward Ranger estate papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Henry Ward Ranger estate papers, 1888-circa 1999, bulk 1904-1954. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Henry Ward Ranger Estate papers
Henry Ward Ranger Estate papers / Series 1: Henry Ward Ranger Estate
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-ranghenr-ref15

Ida Jervis papers

Creator:
Jervis, Ida  Search this
Names:
Now Festival (1966 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Washington D.C. -- Photographs
Date:
1963-1970
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, writings, three scrapbooks, and printed material relating to photographer and puppeteer, Ida Jervis, mostly involving artists and art organizations mostly from the Washington, D.C. area.
Biographical / Historical:
Ida Jervis (1917-2014) was a photographer and puppeteer in Washington, D.C. Jervis' photographs were featured in Jewish Week of Washington and other publications.
Provenance:
Scrapbook on reel 4973 lent by Ida Jervis, and the remainder donated 1994 by Jervis and in 2014 by Margie Jervis, Ida Jervis' daughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art festivals  Search this
Art -- Washington Metropolitan Area  Search this
Artists -- Washington D.C. -- Photographs  Search this
Artists -- Washington Metropolitan Area -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington Metropolitan Area
Identifier:
AAA.jervida
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Ida Jervis papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-jervida

Ida Jervis Papers

Collection Creator:
Jervis, Ida  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Identifier:
AAA.jervida, Series 1
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Ida Jervis papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-jervida-ref6

Dankmar Adler papers

Creator:
Adler, Dankmar, 1844-1900  Search this
Names:
Hirsch, Emil Gustav, 1851-1923  Search this
Sullivan, Louis H., 1856-1924  Search this
Extent:
1 microfilm reel (38 items on partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1865-1900
Scope and Contents:
The microfilm collection of the Dankmar Adler papers contains an autobiographical sketch; 29 letters from Adler to his family during an 1888 trip to Europe and from the American Institute of Architects convention in Boston in 1891; letters received by Adler; an oration given by Emil Hirsch at Adler's funeral; clippings; and Army documents.
Biographical / Historical:
Dankmar Adler (1844-1900) was a German-born American architect and engineer in Chicago, Illinois. Adler worked with Augustus Bauer, Ozias S. Kinney, and Edward Burling, but he is best known for his partnership with Louis Sullivan from 1880 until the mid 1890s. In his various partnerships, Adler was instrumental in rebuilding much of Chicago following the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 and he is considered a leader in the Chicago school of architecture.
Related Materials:
The Newberry Library holds the Dankmar Adler papers, 1857-1984. Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago holds the Dankmar Adler (1844-1900) Collection, 1844-2017. The American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio holds the Dankmar Adler papers, 1862-1865; Dankmar Adler papers, 1902, undated; Dankmar Adler autobiography and correspondence, 1888-1912; and the Dankmar Adler nearprint.
Provenance:
The Newberry Library gave the Archives of American Art electrostatic copies of the Dankmar Adler papers. The copies were microfilmed by the Archives of American Art and discarded. The Newberry Library retains the original documents, which were a gift to them from the architect's granddaughter, Mrs. Irving D. Saltzstein.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Architects -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Engineers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Chicago school of architecture (Movement)  Search this
Citation:
Dankmar Adler papers. Originals owned by Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.adledank
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adledank

Jan Stussy papers

Creator:
Stussy, Jan, 1921-  Search this
Names:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Stussy, Maxine Kim, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1950-1985
Scope and Contents:
Letters, writings, photographs, audio cassette tapes, exhibiiton catalogs, slides, and printed material, much of it concerning Stanton Macdonald-Wright.
REEL 2200: Biographical information; copies and drafts of letters sent; statements and writings on art; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; photographs of Stussy and his work; and slides of works of art.
REEL 2728: Letters from Stanton Macdonald-Wright while in Hawaii, Italy, and Japan; a photograph of Macdonald-Wright with Stussy, Kim Stussy, and Jean Macdonald-Wright; photographs of Macdonald-Wright at Ester Robles Gallery; and memorial essays on Macdonald-Wright, University of California.
REEL 3976: Six letters from Stanton Macdonald-Wright; 3 manuscripts by Macdonald-Wright, "Roots of Synchronism", two chapters from "The Image of Fire", and a foreword for a Jan Stussy exhibition brochure; a manuscript by Stussy about Macdonald-Wright; clippings; exhibition announcements and catalogs for Stussy and Macdonald-Wright; a copy of IN MEMORIUM, containing Stussy's essay, "Stanton Macdonald-Wright, 1890-1973"; a copy of THE FURTIVE WALL illustrated by Stussy; a copy of STUSSY DRAWINGS; two photographs of Stussy and Macdonald-Wright; and ephemera.
UNMICROFILMED: 402 slides of Stussy's art work; 3 audio cassettes of Stussy and Macdonald-Wright discussing art, music, and oriental philosophy; 2 audio cassettes of Macdonald-Wright's lecture at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; and a black and white instructional film, 22:05 minutes, transferred to 3/4" video tape, titled "The Ideals of Occidental Composition: a graphic analysis by S. Macdonald-Wright" photography by Paul Park, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, educator; Los Angeles, California. Stussy was born in 1921 in Benton County, Missouri. Taught at UCLA. Studied with Stanton Macdonald-Wright and remained life-long friends with him. Married to artist, Maxine Kim Stussy.
Provenance:
Donated 1976-1985 by Jan Stussy.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Jan Stussy papers. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stusjan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stusjan

John Goffe Rand papers

Creator:
Rand, John Goffe, 1801-1873  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1832-1960
bulk 1832-1873
Summary:
The scattered papers of inventor and portrait painter John Goffe Rand measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1832-1960, bulk 1832-1873. Included are biographical sketches, a will, lists of portraits by Rand, a small amount of correspondence, files regarding Rand's invention of the collapsible artists' paint tube, clippings, a photo, and an example of one of the first paint tubes made in a factory.
Scope and Content Note:
The scattered papers of inventor and portrait painter John Goffe Rand measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1832-1960, bulk 1832-1873. Included are biographical sketches, a will, lists of portraits by Rand, a small amount of correspondence, United States patents for the collapsible paint tube invented by Rand and later improvements, printed materials, a photo, and an example of one of the first paint tubes made in a factory.

Biographical Information includes an unpublished biography about Rand, typescripts of an obituary, short biographical sketches, lists of portraits painted by Rand, and a copy of his will. A small amount of correspondence consists of one letter written by Rand in 1864 addressed to his neice and typescripts of letters written by members of Rand's extended family concerning the artist and his works.

Subject files document Rand's invention of the collapsible tin artists' paint tube and include two patents from the United States Patent Office dated 1841 and 1844. The 1844 patent was for improvements to the tube. The patent applications contain diagrams and written descriptions of the tube. There are also clippings about the anniversaries of the invention.

Additional clippings are about members of the Rand family and a painting by Rand. One photograph depicts Rand's gravesite circa 1930. Artifacts include an example of one of the first collapsible paint tubes made in a factory.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1873-1941, circa 1960 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1864, 1906-1960 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1841-1844, 1941-1956(Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1900 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1930 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 6: Artifact, circa 1832 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
John Goffe Rand (1801-1873) lived and worked in Boston, London, and New York as a portrait painter and inventor. Rand invented and patented the first collapsible artist's paint tube.

Rand was born in 1801 in Bedford, New Hampshire. As a young man, he worked as an apprentice to a cabinet maker. Although he showed talent, Rand chose to paint houses and signs and found that he excelled at portraiture. Discovered and encouraged by Samuel F. B. Morse, he moved to Boston and by 1828 established his own studio. While temporarly in Charleston, South Carolina, Rand met Miss Lavinia Brainerd whom he later married.

Shortly after their wedding, Lavinia and John Rand travelled to London where John continued to paint portraits. Among those whom he painted were members of the royal family and other figures in the English nobility including Lord Bexley, the Duke and Duchess of Inverness, and the Duke of Sussex.

While in London, Rand invented a collapsible paint tube made of tin for storing artists' mixed oil paints. Prior to this advancement, painters generally mixed pigments with oil in small amounts and stored the extra paint in animal bladders. The tin tube allowed unused paint to be stored and used later without drying out. In 1841, Rand patented the invention with the United States Patent Office. He went on to patent several later improvements. Other later inventions, however, were not as widely received, and most of his ideas were not financially successful.

Upon returning to the United States, John Rand and his wife settled on Long Island where he continued his career in painting portraits. The artist died in 1873.
Provenance:
The John Goffe Rand papers were donated by Rand's great-grandnieces Mary and Katherine Anglemyer in 1981 and 1985.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The John Goffe Rand 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:
Inventors -- England  Search this
Portrait painters -- England -- London  Search this
Painting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
John Goffe Rand papers, circa 1832-1960, bulk 1832-1873. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.randjohn
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John Goffe Rand papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-randjohn
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Jules David Prown research material on artists

Creator:
Prown, Jules David  Search this
Names:
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815  Search this
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Extent:
11.8 Linear feet
0.004 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Date:
1935-2010
bulk 1958-1975
Summary:
Jules David Prown research material on artists measures 11.8 linear feet and 0.004 GB and dates from 1935 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1958 to 1975. Prown, an art historian and educator, is an authority on the work of artist John Singleton Copley, and these papers contain related notes, subject files, correspondence, portrait and attribution files, and photographs and digital photographs of artwork. Also found are Prown's research files on other artists, including Benjamin West, typescripts of his lectures, and copies of his published writings.
Scope and Contents:
Jules David Prown research material on artists measures 11.8 linear feet and 0.004 GB and dates from 1935 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1958 to 1975. Prown, an art historian and educator, is an authority on the work of artist John Singleton Copley, and these papers contain related notes, subject files, correspondence, portrait and attribution files, and photographs and digital photographs of artwork. Also found are Prown's research files on other artists, including Benjamin West, typescripts of his lectures, and copies of his published writings.

The bulk of the collection consists of Prown's research material on the work of John Singleton Copley, including notes and correspondence he compiled while working on his dissertation and later two-volume work John Singleton Copley. Of interest are a set of notes regarding the computer analysis of sitters of John Singleton Copley. Included are detailed biographical forms for each sitter and lists of codes and cross references used for Prown's computer analysis. Topics of his notes and subject files include biographical information on Copley, technique and materials, specific works of art such as Watson and the Shark, and painting themes. Correspondence found throughout his research files usually discuss dates of paintings, attribution, and provenance. Photographs and related printed material are often included with correspondence.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series. The original order of the donor was maintained.

Series 1: Research Material on John Singleton Copley, 1935-2010 (8.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-9, 0.004 GB; ER01)

Series 2: Research Material on Benjamin West, 1965-1990s (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 9-10, 12-14)

Series 3: Research Material on Other Artists, 1950s-2008 (0.4 linear feet; Box 9)

Series 4: Lectures, 1960s-2010 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 10-11)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1960-2000 (0.3 linear feet; Box 11)
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian Jules David Prown (1930- ) is a Paul Mellon Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. He is an authority on American art and material culture. Prown is a graduate of Lafayette College and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture at the University of Delaware. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1961 with a dissertation on John Singleton Copley. That year he joined the faculty of the Department of the History of Art at Yale University where he was also Curator of American Art at the University Art Gallery and the founding Director of the Yale Center for British Art. In 1966 he published the two-volume John Singleton Copley. While working on the publication he conducted an in-depth computer analysis of Copley's 240 American sitters. Prown retired from Yale in 1999.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Jules David Prown in 2003, 2010, 2014, and 2015.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Jules David Prown research material on artists 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:
Art historians -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Jules David Prown research material on artists, 1935-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.prowjule
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Archives of American Art
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PTE Fine Arts records

Creator:
PTE Fine Arts  Search this
Names:
Bauer, Rudolf, 1889-1953  Search this
Efstathiou, Takis, 1944-  Search this
Ericson Gallery  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
0.25 Gigabytes (25 computer files)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
1953-2007
Summary:
The PTE Fine Arts records measure 0.4 linear feet and 0.25 gigabytes, and date from 1953 to 2007. The collection includes artist files on Theodoros Stamos and Rudolf Bauer containing correspondence, business records, printed materials, photographs, and digital recordings of interviews with Stamos; business files for the Hinterreiter Foundation and Guggenheim Museum; and five exhibition guest books.
Scope and Contents:
The PTE Fine Arts records measure 0.4 linear feet and 0.25 gigabytes, and date from 1953 to 2007. The collection includes artist files on Theodoros Stamos and Rudolf Bauer containing correspondence, business records, printed materials, photographs, and digital recordings of interviews with Stamos; business files for the Hinterreiter Foundation and Guggenheim Museum; and five exhibition guest books.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Historical Note:
PTE Fine Arts (est. 1987) is a private art gallery in New York, New York, specializing in Post War and Contemporary painting, sculpture, and works on paper, founded by Takis Efstathiou (1944- ). Efstathiou was director of the Tchernov Gallery in New York before opening the Ericson Gallery in 1977. Theodoros Stamos, Rudolf Bauer, Hans Hinterreiter, Hilla Rebay, and William Baziotes were among the modern artists that exhibited at the gallery. In 1987, Efstathiou began dealing under the business name PTE Fine Arts. Efstathiou's sons, Paul and Eric, joined the business in 2001.
Provenance:
The PTE Fine Arts records were donated in 2008 by Eric Efstathiou of PTE Fine Arts, New York, N.Y.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Citation:
PTE Fine Arts records, 1953-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ptefinea
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Archives of American Art
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Dwinell Grant papers

Creator:
Grant, Dwinell, 1912-  Search this
Names:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((on 4 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Date:
1923-1988
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; correspondence; business records; writings; printed material; photograph albums; sketchbooks; and videocassettes.
REELS 4152-4153: Biographical material including a fraternity membership card, 6 resumes, a biographical account, a transcript of an interview of Grant, award certificates, and a diploma; correspondence, primarily dealing with Hilla Rebay of the Guggenheim Foundation from whom Grant received funding for film projects, and including project proposals and financial accounts, some letters also deal with the medical films he produced; letters and financial records concerning the sale of his paintings through the Olympia Gallery, Martin Diamond Fine Arts, Inc., and the Graham Gallery;
typescript writings expressing Grant's thoughts on art and religion; clippings; 17 programs from plays produced at Wittenberg College; 11 exhibition announcements and catalogs; 7 press releases; and 13 brochures and fliers concerning Grant's medical and other filmmaking projects; and two videotapes PROFILE OF DWINELL GRANT from "Profiles in Excellence" conducted by Gary Perdue, and an interview with Grant for ART BEAT;
REELS 4154-4155: writings, mostly from the 1980s, expressing Grant's thoughts and philosophies concerning himself and his art work, sometimes presented in the format of a journal; one album containing photographs of Grant, his family and friends, and nine albums of photographs of works and of gallery installations, annotated with information on sales, experiments with light, including a formula for stereoscopic drawing, notes on abstract films, medical illustrations, and dream fantasies; and two sketchbooks containing abstract drawings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, filmmaker; New York, N.Y. and New Hope, Pa. Born and raised in Ohio, Grant received early art training from his grandfather, Paul E. Henking. He also studied at the Dayton Art Institute and the National Academy of Design. In 1935, he began teaching at Wittenberg College in Ohio. He was primarily influenced by his association with Hilla Rebay and the Museum of Non-Objective Art (the Guggenheim), and from 1944-1948 worked on an unfinished film project for the Guggenheim. In 1947, he began producing medical teaching films and supplemented his income with work on medical books, while continuing to work on his paintings.
Provenance:
Loan, Reels 4154-4155: All material was assembled and edited by the donor specifically for microfilming by the Archives. The writings were copied into the notebook by Grant from other sources.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Filmmakers -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.grandwin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Eve Propp papers regarding Joseph Cornell

Creator:
Propp, Eve  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1994
Summary:
The Eve Propp papers regarding artist Joseph Cornell date from 1966-1994 and measure 1 linear foot. This small collection documents the relationship between Eve Propp, a gallerist, and Joseph Cornell. The two maintained a friendship through frequent letters and visits. The papers consist of approximately sixty letters from Cornell to Propp from 1968-1972, letters from others, notes on Propp's visits to Cornell, printed material, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The Eve Propp papers regarding artist Joseph Cornell date from 1966-1994 and measure 1 linear foot. This small collection documents the relationship between Eve Propp, a gallerist, and Joseph Cornell. The two maintained a friendship through frequent letters and visits. The papers consist of approximately sixty letters from Cornell to Propp from 1968-1972, letters from others, notes on Propp's visits to Cornell, printed material, and photographic material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as a single series.

Series 1: Eve Propp papers regarding Joseph Cornell, 1966-1994 (1 linear foot; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Eve Propp befriended artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) while operating a short lived gallery in New York, N.Y. She visited him at his home on Wednesdays from 1969-1970. She now resides in upstate New York.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Joseph Cornell papers. The bulk of Cornell's source material resides in the Joseph Cornell Study Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum, along with his library and record collection.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2017 by Eve Propp.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Eve Propp papers regarding Joseph Cornell 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:
Assemblage artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Citation:
Eve Propp papers regarding Joseph Cornell, 1966-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.propeve
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Archives of American Art
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Horace Pippin notebooks and letters

Creator:
Pippin, Horace, 1888-1946  Search this
Names:
Carlen, Robert, 1906-1990  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
circa 1920, 1943
Summary:
The collection measures 0.2 linear feet and consists of three notebooks, notebook fragments, and two letters written by African American primitive painter Horace Pippin. The three notebooks and notebook fragments contain Pippin's World War I memoirs written in the 1920s, one of which is illustrated by Pippin with six drawings of war scenes. Two letters are dated 1943 and circa 1943. One of the letters is written to "Dear Friends" and begins with "life story of art."; the other is written to dealer Robert Carlen about showing his painting Domino [Game] Players.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection measures 0.2 linear feet and consists of three notebooks, notebook fragments, and two letters created by African American primitive painter Horace Pippin. The notebooks recount Pippin's World War I experiences, including his being wounded. One of the notebooks is illustrated.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1: Horace Pippin Notebooks and Letters, circa 1920s, 1943; 8 items
Biographical Note:
Horace Pippin (1888 -1946) was a self-taught painter from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Pippin was inspired to paint by his experiences in France during World War I. He lost the use of his right arm when wounded during the war and, when painting, had to use his left hand to guide his right. He gained a national reputation as "a true American primitive" in the 1940s for his paintings depicting childhood memories, war experiences, heroes, and religious subjects.
Provenance:
Horace Pippin's war memiors/notebooks and one letter were purchased from Robert Carlen, Pippin's dealer, in 1956. The 1943 letter from Pippin to Carlen was donated by Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Moore in 1983.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Horace Pippin notebooks and letters 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Folk art -- United States  Search this
Painting -- United States  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Self-taught artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
Horace Pippin notebooks and letters, circa 1920, 1943. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pipphora
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Archives of American Art
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