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[Trade catalogs from California Redwood Assn.]

Variant company name:
"Modern American Home"  Search this
Company Name:
California Redwood Assn.  Search this
Includes:
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
San Francisco, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10157
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10157

[Trade catalogs from Kawneer Co.]

Variant company name:
"Modern American home"  Search this
Company Name:
Kawneer Co.  Search this
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Niles, Michigan, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10451
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10451

[Trade catalogs from Libbey, Owens, Ford Glass Co.]

Variant company name:
Jane's office, Modern American home  Search this
Company Name:
Libbey, Owens, Ford Glass Co.  Search this
Notes content:
windows, furnishings, in dining rooms, kitches, bathrooms, bedrooms, breakfast rooms, solar housing, thermopane, plate glass, window conditioning, mirrors
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10471
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10471

[Trade catalogs from Johns-Manville Corp.]

Variant company name:
Jane's office, "Modern American home"  Search this
Company Name:
Johns-Manville Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Canadian Johns-Manville Co., Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
touting the benefits of asbestos products, flexboard, insulating board, tiles, permanent walls, siding, shingles, and some home designs
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
5 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York City, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10450
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10450

[Trade catalogs from Gordon-Van Tine Co.]

Variant company name:
Modern American Home  Search this
Company Name:
Gordon-Van Tine Co.  Search this
Notes content:
for homebuilders, high quality millwork, lumber, roofing, paint and hardware
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Adhesives  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Paint industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10231
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10231

Living Earth Festival Symposium: Tribal ecoAmbassadors

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Symposia
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-07-24T17:56:36.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_A9CLOpzKxio

Pittsburgh -- Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery

Former owner:
Schwartz, Mindy J.  Search this
Nicholas, Barbara K.  Search this
Allegheny City vacant property program  Search this
Production manager:
Reiff, Hannah  Search this
Outreach manager:
Madden, Robert  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Three previously vacant city lots comprise this one-third acre urban farm and nursery garden focused on growing organically, providing a community gathering place, and teaching about sustainable land use. Ecologically sound practices are their main feature. The farm keeps bees for pollination and chickens for their eggs and to provide manure for the compost. Garden structures are fabricated from found or re-used objects and discarded building materials, such as PVC pipes that are too old to be used for their intended purpose but can serve as hoops for floating row covers. The business is recognized for its ingenuity, craftiness and thrift, as well as for creating a green space in a struggling neighborhood. They grow 100 varieties of tomatoes including heirlooms, dozens of sweet and hot peppers, many kinds of eggplants, greens and herbs. Flowers that are grown may be edible or are attractive to pollinating bees and other beneficial insects, including sunflowers, alyssum, coneflowers and native asters.
Since the urban lots contained detritus from demolished buildings and other debris, they had to be excavated, leaving craters that were filled with leaf mulch courtesy of the local public works agency. The organic matter decomposed into the degraded soil creating an excellent growing medium. Subsequent testing showed that the produce grown there was not contaminated and safe.
Persons associated with the garden include: Allegheny City vacant property program (former owners, 1996); Mindy J. Schwartz and Barbara K. Nicholas (former owners, 1996); Hannah Reiff (production manager, 2010- ); Robert Madden (outreach manager, 2008- ).
Related Materials:
Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA740
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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[Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery]: Vegetables growing in raised beds and seeding trays on re-used building materials.

Photographer:
Foster, Sally  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., TIFF)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Date:
2014 Jun
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Seedlings  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Garden structures  Search this
Concrete blocks  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA740002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA740: Pittsburgh -- Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Community Interest Zone

Collection Collector:
Orth, Edward J.  Search this
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939 - 1940
Scope and Contents:
consists of material created by industries and trades relating to art, furniture, jewelry, textiles, gardens, the gas industries, home building materials, cosmetics and religion. These industries and trades include Royal Diamond and Watch Company, Electrified Farms, the Gas Industries and The New History Society. Most of the materials document the different structures in this zone including the Home Furnishings Building (America at Home), Home Building Center, Hall of Fashion, Gardens on Parade, Gas Exhibits Medical and Public Health Building, House of Jewels, Christian Science Building, Cosmetics Building, Science and Education Building and the Town of Tomorrow. The Town of Tomorrow was a collection of fifteen state of the art homes designed around a specific theme. One room in each home explained the materials that went into building that particular house. The materials are arranged in alphabetical order by the exhibitor or structure. There is one folder of general materials relating to the Community Interest Zone.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0560, Subseries 3.4
See more items in:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair / Series 3: New York World's Fair 1939 and 1940 Incorporated Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0560-ref308

Business Records

Collection Creator:
Jogbra, Inc.  Search this
Miller, Hinda  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979 - 1999
Scope and Contents:
The Business Records are divided into two subseries: Subseries 2.1: JBI, Inc., 1979-1996 and Subseries 2.2: Champion Jogbra, 1988-1999. The materials document the transition of a small, privately-owned company, Jogbra, Inc., (renamed JBI, Inc.) to its purchase by Playtex Apparel, Inc. and subsequent purchase by the Sara Lee Corporation. Throughout these corporate transitions, Miller continued to serve as president and became CEO of the Champion Jogbra Division of Sara Lee in 1994.

The JBI, Inc. materials consist of position descriptions for employees, correspondence, business plans and appraisals, strategy-related documents, sales and accounting information, agreements, and transition documents for Playtex Apparel, Inc. Many of the documents throughout this subseries are annotated by Miller.

The employee materials consist of personnel policies, retirement plans, profit sharing, and stock options for employees at Playtex, Inc. The position descriptions are for Vice President for Sales and Senior Vice President of Sales. These documents provide good insight into the duties and responsibilities for senior management at a small company.

The JBI Executive Team Building materials reflect a 1989 assessment of Miller's managerial style. The assessment, conducted by Human Factors Advance Technology Group, provides a comparative analysis and key assessment findings(Co-Worker Feedback Report and Management Skills Report) based on a self-assessment by Miller and her co-workers.

The JBI Business Appraisal of 1986 details the fair market value of the company and contains several useful "appendices" about the company's financial health. The agreement and purchase of JBI by Playtex as well Sara Lee's acquisition of Playtex is well documented here. The JBI Representative/Dealer Book provides a good overview of the company and is a "how to" for retailers selling the JBI product line. Books include sales data, forms, procedures, advertising samples, and fabric swatches. Similar information can be found in the JBI, Inc. Representative Manual of 1993. Most of the financial data is in the form of spreadsheets that provide actual and projected sales data. The annual operating plans provide key information about the company including mission statements, objectives, strategies, marketing, selling, and financial statements. For example, the annual operating plan for 1993-1994 also includes media-related plans on how best to market the product line.

The Champion Jogbra materials contain business and annual operating plans (budgets), marketing strategies, presentation documents, financial materials (sales data), proposals, and product literature, such as catalogs. Many of the documents are heavily annotated by Miller. One proposal of note is that which targets female teens. In 1996, Champion Jogbra identified young females, ages 12-15, as an emerging market for sports bras and other sports wear. The report, conducted by the Zandhl group provided Champion with the marketing guidelines to develop a "teen" strategy for product positioning. Other studies include a 1997 website evaluation to establish priorities. Additional employee performance-related materials can be found in the Champion Jogbra performance reviews for fiscal 1996. These documents outline the corporate executive performance review, review instruction packet, and forms for the employee to complete.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.Collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.
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:
Jogbra, Inc. Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1315, Series 2
See more items in:
Jogbra, Inc. Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1884-1885
Scope and Contents:
Select itemized correspondence:

1884: Fellowes, M. R.; Jan. 6.

1884: Fellowes, R. S.; Jan. 6.

1884: Brinton, Daniel G.; Jan. 20.

1884: Fellowes, R. S.; Feb. 3.

1884: Pratt, R. H.; Feb. 5.

1884: Fellowes, R. S.; Feb. 18.

1884: Dall, Wm. H.; Feb. 25.

1884: Meriden Britannia Co.; May 8.

1884: Hawley, Harriet W.; Aug. 6.

1884: Hibbard; Philadelphia; Sept. 12.

1884: Harmon, H. C.; Nov. 1.

1884: Eaton, John; telegram; Nov. 26.

1884: Weyland, Martha; Dec. 29.

1885: Harmon, H. C.; Jan. 9.

1885: Webster, John and John T. Copley; May 6.

1885: La Flesche, Joseph; May 9, 14.

1885: Copley, John T.; May 18.

1885: Goddard, Martha leB.; May 23.

1885: Hall, L.; June 12.

1885: [La Flesche], Rosalie; June 28.

1885: St. Cyr, Julia; June 28.

1885: Henderson, Upton; July 6.

1885: [La Flesche], Rosalie; July 7.

1885: Merrick, Jessie and Fannie; July 7.

1885: St. Cyr, David; July 7.

1885: Tremon, John C.; July 10.

1885: Pratt, R. H.; July 16.

1885: La Flesche, Noah and Rosalie; July 16.

1885: St. Cyr, Julia; July 20.

1885: Carr, Lucien; July 22.

1885: Farley, Edward; July 24.

1885: Tyndall, J. W.; July 27.

1885: [La Flesche], Rosalie; Omaha Agency; Aug. 7.

1885: Tyndall, J. W.; Aug. 14.

1885: [La Flesche], Rosalie; Sept. 6.

1885: Sheridan, Eli; Sept. 20.

1885: Stabler, Phillip; Sept. 22.

1885: Mawadene; Sept. 29.

1885: Sheridan, Eli; Oct. 23.

1885: Webster, John; November.

1885: Miller, George; Nov. 10.

1885: Hooperler, George Fox [?]; Nov. 10.

1885: Levering, Milton; Nov. 15.

1885: Tyndall, J. W.; Nov. 18.

1885: Stabler, Minnie; Nov. 23.

1885: Sheridan, Eli; Nov. 27.

1885: Webster, John; Dec. 1.

1885: [La Flesche], Rosalie; Dec. 23.

1885: Stabler, Phillip; Dec. 20.

1885: Idem., and Rosalie La Flesche; [?] 25.

1885: Big Elk, John; n.d.

1885: La Flesche, Joseph and Rosalie; [1885]

1885: Two Crow; n.d.

1885: Two Crow and D... [Illegible]; n.d.

1885: Webster, John; n.d.
Collection Restrictions:
The Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers are open for research.

Access to the Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers
MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers / Series 1: Alice Cunningham Fletcher papers / 1.1: Incoming correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4558-ref35
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 6

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.9" x 4.5".)
Container:
Box 18, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Biographies
Diaries
Place:
Yonkers (N.Y.) -- 1900-1910
Date:
1910 February 1-1910 May 31
Scope and Contents:
Inscription on flyleaf: "Journal from February 1, 1910 to May 31, 1910."
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.
Topic:
Laboratories  Search this
Automobiles -- 1900-1910  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Biographies
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 28

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 20, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1919 October 1-1920 February 26
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.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 59

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 22, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1938 September 12-1939 December 31
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.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Volume 9

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1881 May 9 to 1882 June 25
Scope and Contents:
Volume 9 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index in the front of the book with some written notes. There is also a separate booklet in the front of the volume that serves as an index with extensive notes. It does not appear to be written by the same person who made notes throughout the book. The volume is made up of newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, drawings, letters, and illustrations of various construction projects. The main topics included in Volume 9 are the Washington Aqueduct and various construction projects from around the world.

The volume feautures illustrations of various size depicting these constructions. There are advertisements and stories on the costs of building materials and on the development of new ones. There are several handwritten notes and letters related to the Washington Aqueduct. Meigs had an interest in real estate transactions as there are several stories about various property sales. Finally, Meigs included several clippings on the question of the water supply to Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities.

Some of the papers represented in this collection areThe Evening Star, The Daily Graphic, the Army and Navy Journal, The New York Herald, and the The New-York Daily Tribune.
Collection Restrictions:
The 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:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Volume 15

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1882 September 21 to 1883 June 7
Scope and Contents:
Volume 15 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index, and some handwritten notes. The volume consists of newspaper clippings, architectural drawings and illustrations, and hand written notes.

This volume is primarily about construction. There are advertisements for new inventions, building materials, and construction methods as well as building material price lists. Some of the construction projects relate to the expansion of Washington, D.C., the Pension Building, new monuments and new mansions from around the United States and the world. There are some illustrations of construction plans, especially for the Pension Building in Washington, D.C. Meigs included newspaper illustrations of notable construction projects and new buildings and monuments from around the world. Advertisements for personal yacht designs and their benefits/features are also found here.

Some of the publications appearing in Volume 15 includeThe Evening Star, The New York Herald, The Daily Evening Telegraph, Forest and Stream, and The Daily Graphic.
Collection Restrictions:
The 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:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref55

Volume 17

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1883 June 6 to 1884 May 10
Scope and Contents:
Volume 17 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index with some handwritten notes. The contents consist mainly of newspaper clippings, but also include illustrations, maps and diagrams.

Volume 17 contains clippings about the Washington Aqueduct and other construction projects from around the United States and the world. There are illustrations of new and notable construction projects, especially for museums, mansions, monuments, bridges, and tunnels. There are also maps and diagrams. Meigs included advertisements for building materials (especially coal), and reports of real estate transactions and illustrations and articles on the Statue of Liberty. There are several stories about water supply problems in major U.S. cities, and updates on the Washington Aqueduct. Finally, Meigs included detailed illustrations and advertisements for a personal yacht designs.

Some of the publications featured in Volume 17 includeThe Daily Graphic, The Evening Star, Forest and Stream, and Scientific American.
Collection Restrictions:
The 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:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Richard Artschwager papers

Creator:
Artschwager, Richard, 1923-  Search this
Names:
Adair Margo Gallery  Search this
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts  Search this
Cornell University.  Search this
Gagosian Gallery  Search this
Galerie Franck + Schulte  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Lorence-Monk Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum Ludwig  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
University of Wisconsin  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Copley, William Nelson, 1919-1996  Search this
Fischl, Eric, 1948-  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Kimmelman, Michael  Search this
Lawler, Louise  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Murray, Elizabeth, 1940-  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Neuendorf, Hans  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Schaffner, Ingrid  Search this
Schjeldahl, Peter  Search this
Waters, John, 1946-  Search this
Woodman, Betty, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Linear feet
9.33 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Illustrated letters
Transcripts
Sketches
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1959-2013
Summary:
The papers of New York painter and sculptor Richard Artschwager measure 5.6 linear feet and 9.33 GB and date from 1959-2013. The papers include extensive correspondence, recorded talks and a lecture, exhibition files, printed and digital material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York painter and sculptor Richard Artschwager measure 5.6 linear feet and 9.33 GB and date from 1959-2013. The papers include extensive correspondence, recorded talks and a lecture, exhibition files, printed and digital material, and photographs.

Artschwager's correspondence is with museums, galleries, artists, art historians, academic institutions, and publishers and concerns exhibitions, speaking engagements, and teaching. Frequent correspondents include Lawrence Alloway, Leo Castelli Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, Galerie Franck + Schulte, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ivan Karp, Museum Ludwig, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Ingrid Schaffner, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Also found are letters from fellow artists, including William Copley, Eric Fischl, Ray Johnson, Louise Lawler, Sol Lewitt, Ed Ruscha, John Waters, and Betty Woodman. Some letters are annotated or illustrated with sketches by Artschwager.

The collection includes a lecture and recorded talks by Richard Artschwager held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and the Carpenter Center of the Visual Arts, Harvard University, and other venues. One of the recordings is from the "Conversations with Contemporary Artists" series of the Museum of Modern Art. Also included in this series is a recorded discussion with artists Alex Katz and Elizabeth Murray and art critics Michael Kimmelman and Peter Schjeldahl.

Exhibition files are found for exhibitions held at Adair Margo Gallery, Lorence Monk Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cornell University, and numerous others, including many in Europe. Files typically contain correspondence, price lists, announcements, printed material, photographs, and a few sound and video recordings.

Printed material includes invitations and announcements as well as posters, reproductions, and brochures, mostly related to Richard Artschwager's exhibitions. Newspaper and magazine clippings document exhibition openings and the critical reception of his work.

There are also a few photographs including images of Leo Castelli by Hans Namuth used by Artschwager in preparing for his portrait of Castelli.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1970-2013 (Boxes 1-3; 3.0 linear feet, ER01-ER02; 0.555 GB)

Series 2: Talks and Lecture, 1985-2009 (Box 4; 0.8 linear feet, ER03-ER10; 8.77 GB)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1973-2007 (Boxes 4-5; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1959-2012 (Boxes 5-6, OV 7; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1973, 2007 (Box 6, OV 8; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Artschwager (1923-2013) lived and worked in New York City and Hudson, New York and was known primarily for his paintings and sculptures. Artschwager was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in New Mexico. As a youth, Artschwager showed a talent for drawing. He studied chemistry and mathematics at Cornell University. In 1944, Artschwager interrupted his studies to enlist in the U.S. Army. After the war, he returned to Cornell to complete his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1948. Encouraged by his first wife, Elfriede Wejmelka to develop his interest in art, Artschwager moved to New York to study at the Studio School of Amédée Ozenfant. His paintings and drawings from this period were featured in two group shows at the Terrain Gallery in 1957 and at the Art Directions Gallery on Madison Avenue in 1959, where they were recognized by Donald Judd.

In the 1950s, in order to support his family, Artschwager turned to designing and manufacturing modern furniture. His woodworking skills inspired him to create sculptures from utilitarian objects such as tables, chairs, and mirrors. He is best known for the use of building materials Celotex and Formica in his work and for inventing an abstract form he called "blps" reliefs, stencils or decals that were installed randomly in museum, gallery and public spaces. From the mid-1980s to late 1990s, Artschwager designed large scale projects, though he continued to incorporate everyday domestic objects in his sculptures and paintings.

In 1965, Artschwager was given his first one-man exhibition at the Castelli Gallery and he remained with the Gallery for thirty years. He was also represented by Mary Boone, David Nolan, and the Gagosian Gallery. In the 1980s, Artschwager served on the Visual Arts Policy Committee at the National Endowment of the Arts. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts in 1992. He was a visiting artist at New Mexico State University, Soka University, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the University of Arizona. Artschwager's work was the subject of a major surveys, including the Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Neues Museum, and Serpentine Gallery. He participated in numerous international group shows including the Venice Biennale and Documenta in Kassel, Germany. The Whitney Museum of American Art honored Artschwager with two travelling retrospective exhibitions in 1988 and 2012. In late 2012, Artschwager had one-man shows at the Gagosian Gallery and David Nolan Gallery.

Richard Artschwager died at the age of 89 years in 2013. He is survived by his wife, Ann Sebring Artschwager and three children from previous marriages.
Related Materials:
Also found among the resources at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Artschwager, March 3-28, 1972, conducted by Paul Cummings.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Richard Artschwager and his wife Ann Artschwager in 2013.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference 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.
Occupation:
Art critics  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrated letters
Transcripts
Sketches
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Richard Artschwager papers, 1959-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artsrich
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Online Media:

James Bogardus

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
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YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
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Data Source:
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Arid lands : today and tomorrow : proceedings of an international research and development conference, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., October 20-25, 1985 / edited by Emily E. Whitehead [and others]

Author:
Whitehead, Emily E  Search this
University of Arizona Office of Arid Lands Studies  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 1435 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Date:
1988
Topic:
Arid regions  Search this
Land development  Search this
Conferences -- Land development  Search this
Conferences -- Arid regions  Search this
Régions arides--Congrès  Search this
Call number:
GB611 .A69 1988
GB611.A69 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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