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If I could see as far ahead as I can see behind by Branen & Lange

Title:
Now if I could see as far ahead as I can see behind
Blind man has but one desire that is that he may see
Author:
Lange, Arthur 1889-1956 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86075552 http://viaf.org/viaf/3953321  Search this
Branen, Jeff T., 1872-1927 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no92032651 http://viaf.org/viaf/36486648  Search this
Buck, Gene http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb99181430 http://viaf.org/viaf/16726345  Search this
Cole, Bob 1868-1911 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no91030728 http://viaf.org/viaf/56176445  Search this
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond),) 1873-1954 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85282731 http://viaf.org/viaf/27151848  Search this
Morton, Ed http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n92109444 http://viaf.org/viaf/122145663140205071969  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Jos. W. Stern & Co http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/pbl http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no98132626 http://viaf.org/viaf/139874854  Search this
Subject:
Cole, Bob 1868-1911  Search this
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond),) 1873-1954  Search this
Morton, Ed  Search this
Cole, Bob 1868-1911 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00296928 http://viaf.org/viaf/56176445  Search this
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond),) 1873-1954 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00180490 http://viaf.org/viaf/27151848  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (5 pages) 36 cm
Type:
Caricatures and cartoons
Portraits
Songs and music
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1910
1901-1910
1910-1920
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Biplanes  Search this
Clouds  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_989081

If I could see as far ahead as I can see behind by Branen & Lange

Title:
Now if I could see as far ahead as I can see behind
Blind man has but one desire that is that he may see
Author:
Lange, Arthur 1889-1956 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86075552 http://viaf.org/viaf/3953321  Search this
Branen, Jeff T. 1872-1927 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no92032651 http://viaf.org/viaf/36486648  Search this
Buck, Gene http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb99181430 http://viaf.org/viaf/16726345  Search this
Cole, Bob 1868-1911 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no91030728 http://viaf.org/viaf/56176445  Search this
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) 1873-1954 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85282731 http://viaf.org/viaf/27151848  Search this
Morton, Ed http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n92109444 http://viaf.org/viaf/122145663140205071969  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Cole, Bob 1868-1911  Search this
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) 1873-1954  Search this
Cole, Bob 1868-1911 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00296928 http://viaf.org/viaf/56176445  Search this
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) 1873-1954 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00180490 http://viaf.org/viaf/27151848  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (5 pages) 36 cm
Type:
Caricatures and cartoons
Portraits
Songs and music
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1910
1901-1910
1910-1920
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Biplanes  Search this
Clouds  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982113

The man in the moon is a coon [song and chorus] words & music by Geo. M. Cohan

Title:
Man in the moon is a coon, that's right
Colored neighborhood's excited, ev'ry colored gal's delighted
Author:
Cohan, George M (George Michael) 1878-1942 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79145587 http://viaf.org/viaf/64196140  Search this
Davies, Syd http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill  Search this
Gunn, Archie 1863-1930 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2006057355 http://viaf.org/viaf/4362246  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (5 pages) 36 cm
Type:
Caricatures and cartoons
Songs and music
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Moon
Date:
1897
To 1901
1890-1900
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Faces  Search this
Moon  Search this
Night  Search this
Smiling  Search this
Spectators  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982148

Recrootin' words by Richard Fechheimer ; music by W.B. Kernell

Title:
We're recrootin', it's a patriotic job, sure as shootin'
Very few have ever qualified for a job of coaxing people to the ranks
Author:
Kernell, William 1891-1963 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no89016928 http://viaf.org/viaf/58635937  Search this
Fechheimer, Richard http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87875611 http://viaf.org/viaf/11372626  Search this
United States Army Ambulance Service pmn http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n96047931 http://viaf.org/viaf/137370916  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Chappell and Co pbl http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2002052546 http://viaf.org/viaf/127005193  Search this
Subject:
William II German Emperor 1859-1941  Search this
William II German Emperor 1859-1941 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00005751 http://viaf.org/viaf/121621349  Search this
Physical description:
1 vocal score (5 pages) 35 cm
Type:
Excerpts
Caricatures and cartoons
Vocal scores with piano
Songs and music
Advertisements
Caricatures
Music
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1918
1911-1920
1910-1920
Topic:
Musicals  Search this
Patriotic music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Recruiting and enlistment  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Anchors  Search this
Emperors  Search this
Monoplanes  Search this
Musicals--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982308

Michael O'Flannigan dropped from the sky words & music by Sigfrid Stenhammar

Title:
Michael O'Flannigan dropped from the sky, plumb down into the schooner of beer
Michael O'Flannigan dreamt that he found a schooner of lager as big as the moon
Author:
Stenhammar, Sigfrid http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2013014765 http://viaf.org/viaf/299352795  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (5 pages) 36 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Caricatures and cartoons
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1896
To 1901
1890-1900
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Beer  Search this
Dreams  Search this
Humorous music  Search this
Irish  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Sheet music covers  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982463

Inflation galop! composed by W. Stuckenholz

Author:
Stuckenholz, W http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp  Search this
Shelton, W. H (William Henry) 1840-1932? http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://viaf.org/viaf/55805254  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Wm. A. Pond & Co pbl http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr2001035449 http://viaf.org/viaf/157569905  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Benjamin F (Benjamin Franklin) 1818-1893  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F (Benjamin Franklin) 1818-1893  Search this
Grant, Ulysses S (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885  Search this
Grant, Ulysses S (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885  Search this
Morton, Oliver P (Oliver Perry) 1823-1877  Search this
Morton, Oliver P (Oliver Perry) 1823-1877  Search this
Richardson, William A (William Adams) 1821-1896  Search this
Richardson, William A (William Adams) 1821-1896  Search this
Schurz, Carl 1829-1906  Search this
Schurz, Carl 1829-1906  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F (Benjamin Franklin) 1818-1893 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00169247 http://viaf.org/viaf/64804990  Search this
Grant, Ulysses S (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00061535 http://viaf.org/viaf/66505625  Search this
Morton, Oliver P (Oliver Perry) 1823-1877 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00199868 http://viaf.org/viaf/18696315  Search this
Richardson, William A (William Adams) 1821-1896 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00199858 http://viaf.org/viaf/75328201  Search this
Schurz, Carl 1829-1906 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00000763 http://viaf.org/viaf/7411341  Search this
Physical description:
5 pages of music 36 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Caricatures and cartoons
Portraits
Advertisements
Galops (Music)
Political cartoons
Popular music
Scores
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1874
To 1901
1870-1880
Topic:
Galops  Search this
Inflation (Finance)  Search this
Piano music  Search this
Popular instrumental music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Balloons (Novelties)  Search this
Cigars  Search this
Inflation  Search this
Politicians  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982472

My ole gal done flew plantation song words by William H. Paine ; music by Charles A. Chase

Title:
My ole gal done flew, she's left dis world behind
I had a gal with a muttonchop-mouth, and a voice that would raise the roof
Author:
Chase, Charles A. composer http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp  Search this
Paine, William H http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2013096479  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Oliver Ditson Company pbl http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr99011237 http://viaf.org/viaf/139875126  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (5 pages) 36 cm
Type:
Caricatures and cartoons
Songs and music
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1895
To 1901
1890-1900
1890-1990
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Flight  Search this
Humorous songs  Search this
Minstrel music  Search this
Plantation life  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Balloonists  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Cats  Search this
Women  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982702

Smile on the optimist's song lyrics by Eden P. Greville ; music by Alfred Solman

Title:
Smile on, nor feel that life's too hard
When life seems gray and full of care
Author:
Solman, Alfred 1868-1937 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2003058832 http://viaf.org/viaf/31685462  Search this
Cahan, Samuel George 1886-1974 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2003102349 http://viaf.org/viaf/14468187  Search this
Greville, Eden P http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Jos. W. Stern & Co pbl http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no98132626 http://viaf.org/viaf/139874854  Search this
Optimist Club of America http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dte  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (5, [3] pages) 36 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Advertisements
Caricatures
Cityscapes
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1909
1901-1910
1900-1910
Topic:
Optimism  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Smiling  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Airships  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982773

Flying fighters for freedom lyric and music by Marion L. Ward

Title:
Airplane, that's the place to be
In this grand and prosperous land, Uncle Sam has beckoned one and all
Author:
Ward, Marion L http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2014033597 http://viaf.org/viaf/308757254  Search this
Wilson, Woodrow 1856-1924 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dte http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79046299 http://viaf.org/viaf/89457467  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Rayner, Dalheim & Co http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prt http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2006127431 http://viaf.org/viaf/152815908  Search this
Subject:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00631067  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (3 pages) 32 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Pictorial works
Caricatures and cartoons
Art
Advertisements
Caricatures
Music
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1918
1911-1920
1910-1920
1900-1910
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Flight  Search this
Germans  Search this
Marches (Voice with piano)  Search this
Patriotic music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aerial bombings  Search this
Battleships  Search this
Flags--American  Search this
Rainbows  Search this
Torpedoes  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982787

Up went O'Braggetty written and composed by Harry Dacre ; [arranged by John S. Baker]

Title:
Up went O'Braggetty he went out of sight landed on the earth again, sometime in the night
Mister Pat O'Braggetty is just a rising man, you talk of rising rapidly he's just the man who can
Author:
Dacre, Harry 1860-1922 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n99283875 http://viaf.org/viaf/36253756  Search this
Baker, John S arr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79108064 http://viaf.org/viaf/16053432  Search this
Banks, H. G http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ltg http://viaf.org/viaf/315662293  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (4, [2] pages) 36 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Caricatures and cartoons
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1894
To 1901
1890-1900
Topic:
Hot air balloons  Search this
Humorous songs  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Men  Search this
Smokestacks  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982859

We're after you words by Jeff Branen ; music by Evans Lloyd

Title:
We're after you, two million strong you bet, and there are five or ten or twenty millions yet
Town is full of soldiers, see them here and there
Author:
Lloyd, Evans http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2013013992 http://viaf.org/viaf/297699151  Search this
Branen, Jeff T. 1872-1927 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no92032651 http://viaf.org/viaf/36486648  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
R.S. (Firm : New York, N.Y.) http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2010064645 http://viaf.org/viaf/125908867  Search this
Subject:
William II German Emperor 1859-1941  Search this
William II German Emperor 1859-1941  Search this
William II German Emperor 1859-1941 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50018122 http://viaf.org/viaf/121621349  Search this
William II German Emperor 1859-1941 http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00005751 http://viaf.org/viaf/121621349  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (3 pages) 35 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Caricatures and cartoons
Advertisements
Caricatures
Marches (Music)
Popular music
Scores
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Songs
Place:
United States
Date:
1917
1911-1920
1910-1920
Topic:
Marches (Voice with piano)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Songs and music  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Bayonets  Search this
Daggers & swords  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982873

Let me down easy, or, The machinery man words & music by Tom Farrel

Title:
That's what we all say
Le-let me dow-ha down easy, you'll never see me here no more
Sam Johnson was a machinery man with ideas of his own
Machinery man
Author:
Farrel, Tom http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr  Search this
Starmer http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no98132927 http://viaf.org/viaf/78406068  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 score ([8] pages) 35 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Caricatures and cartoons
Advertisements
Caricatures
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1906
1901-1910
1900-1910
Topic:
African American inventors  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Airships  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Aircraft  Search this
Clouds  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982973

Ed Colker papers

Creator:
Colker, Ed, 1927-  Search this
Names:
Atelier Desjobert  Search this
Haybarn Press  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Johnson, J. Curtis  Search this
Konner, Melvin  Search this
Norris, Kathleen, 1947-  Search this
Pease, Deborah  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Walker, Jeanne Murray  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1944-2020
Summary:
The papers of painter, printmaker, educator and administrator Ed Colker are dated 1944-2020 and measure 3.4 linear feet. Colker's painting, printmaking, and Haybarn Press, as well as his career as an art teacher and university administrator, are documented through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, subject files, printed material, and photographs. There is a 0.2 linear ft. addition to the collection donated in 2020 that includes lists of works of art, exhibition information, letters to Colker, talks and lecutres by Colker, printed material and miscellany.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter, printmaker, educator and administrator Ed Colker are dated 1944-2020 and measure 3.4 linear feet. Colker's painting, printmaking, and Haybarn Press, as well as his career as an art teacher and university administrator, are documented through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, subject files, printed material, and photographs. There is a 0.2 linear ft. addition to the collection donated in 2020 that includes lists of works of art, exhibition information, letters to Colker, talks and lecutres by Colker, printed material and miscellany.

Biographical materials include official letters regarding Colker's performance in the Army, caricatures of him, diplomas, resume, awards, and certificates.

Correspondence, mainly professional in nature with a few scattered personal letters, concerns Colker's academic and artistic work, Haybarn Editions, exhibitions, projects, and various interests. Poet correspondents are J. Curtis Johnson, Kathleen Norris, Deborah Pease, and Jeanne Walker; translators include Melvin Konner and others.

Interviews with Ed Colker, conducted between 1982 and 2008 for various purposes, are preserved as 1 sound cassette and published transcripts. Also found are 1 sound cassette, 1 videocassette, and a published transcript of interviews Colker conducted with Will Barnet and Toshiko Takaezu in 1981 and 1994 respectively.

Among Colker's writings are the published versions of several articles and the manuscript of an unpublished one; two proposed books for students of design and typography; lectures delivered to students (3 videocassettes), miscellaneous writings, notes, and 1 videocassete of readings by artists from one of Colker's Haybarn Press poetry portfolios.

Subject files document many of Colker's professional interests, activities, projects, and relationships. Also of note are files about Haybarn Press.

The bulk of the printed material consists of exhibition catalogs, announcements, and school catalogs. Almost all is about or mentions Colker, or features reproductions of his work. Of note is the first and only issue of Re-Art: A Reflection of Current Ideas on the Arts (1954), published by Colker and Gene Feldman.

Photographs are of Colker and his family; Colker at events related to his artistic, academic, and publishing activities; artwork by Colker, and his work as reproduced in Haybarn Editions. Also found are an exterior view of the barn studio and one of printers working at Desjobert Press.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1946-circa 2011 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence,1954-2011 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Interviews, 1981-2008 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, 1961-1990s (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Subject files, 1952-2013 (Boxes 2-3; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material,1944-2011 (Box 3; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1960s-2010 (Box 4; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 8: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1963-2020 (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Ed Colker (b. 1927) is a painter, printmaker, educator, and administrator who has worked in Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City. Colker founded the not-for-profit fine art publisher Haybarn Press. He is married to artist Elaine Galen and resides in Mt. Kisco, NY.

After high school, Colker was awarded a scholarship and began his art education at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Arts. He interrupted his studies to serve in the U.S. Army (1944-1946). He graduated in 1949, by which time the school had become the Philadelphia Museum School of Art; today it is the University of the Arts. He taught art in the Philadelphia area before moving to New York City in 1956. Later, Colker earned degrees from New York University (B.S. Ed, 1964; M.A., 1985).

Colker taught art and design courses at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Cornell University, Pratt Institute, and Philadelphia College of Art. By the 1980s, he had become an administrator as well as a professor. Throughout his academic career, Colker published and lectured widely, served as a visiting artist, acted as a consultant, and participated in professional organizations. He occasionally organized exhibitions and served on exhibition juries.

Since 1960, under the imprints Editions du Grenier, Haybarn Editions, and Haybarn Press, Colker has published limited edition books, portfolios, broadsides, individual pages, and folders of poetry. Most are accompanied by Colker's etchings and lithographs inspired by the texts. Haybarn Press, under the Ambor Edition imprint, also produced four portfolios with text and drawings by Elaine Galen, 1996-2008. From its inception, the work of Haybarn Press has been featured in many exhibitions of book arts. Colker also participated in group shows throughout the United States and enjoyed solo exhibitions of his paintings and prints. Haybarn Press productions and Colker's prints and paintings are in the permanent collections of Brown University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, University of Arizona Museum of Art, and others.

Now retired from university administration and teaching, Colker continues to operate Haybarn Press and occasionally serves as an exhibition juror and visiting artist.
Provenance:
Donated by Ed Colker in 1991, 2013 and 2020.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Ed Colker 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:
Printmakers -- United States  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Printing  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Design  Search this
Arts administrators -- United States  Search this
Painters -- United States  Search this
Educators -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.colked
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Around the "Pan" with Uncle Hank his trip through the Pan-American exposition by Thomas Fleming

Author:
O'Reilly-Fleming, Thomas 1951- http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83319233 http://viaf.org/viaf/74188448  Search this
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85307518  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition http://id.worldcat.org/fast/01406910  Search this
Physical description:
15-262 pages, [6] leaves of plates illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Books
Caricatures and cartoons
Humor
American wit and humor
Printing in multiple colors (Printing)
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1901
Topic:
American wit and humor  Search this
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_947281

Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984, bulk 1858-1955

Creator:
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Subject:
Booth, Hilda Millet  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin  Search this
Sharpey-Schafer, Joyce A.  Search this
James, Henry  Search this
Millet, John A. P. (John Alfred Parsons)  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Titanic (Steamship)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Travel diaries
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9048
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211239
AAA_collcode_millfran
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211239
Online Media:

Frank Duveneck and Elizabeth Boott Duveneck papers, 1851-1972, bulk 1851-1919

Creator:
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919  Search this
Duveneck, Elizabeth Boott, Mrs.,, 1846-1888  Search this
Subject:
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Duveneck, Josephine W. (Josephine Whitney)  Search this
Wessel, Bessie Hoover  Search this
Duveneck, Elizabeth Boott  Search this
Couper, William  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Art teachers -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Painters -- United States  Search this
Munich school of painting -- Influence  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters -- Germany  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art teachers -- Germany  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9348
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211544
AAA_collcode_duvefran
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211544
Online Media:

Chef Lena Richard: Culinary Icon and Activist

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 16:10:46 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_96b1bb5b7f76217ee09076416afdfcef

Frank and Eleanor Freed papers

Creator:
Freed, Frank, 1906-1975  Search this
Freed, Eleanor, 1914-1992  Search this
Names:
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (ca. 1400 items (on 5 microfilm reels))
2 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1923-1990
Scope and Contents:
Printed material, guestbooks, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, video tapes, and cartoons and sketches.
REEL 2812: Printed material, 1969-1975, including exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings and articles; a resume; note cards with reproductions of Freed's paintings; and photocopies of Frank's cartoons for the RICE OWL.
REELS 3432-3433: Guestbooks, 1957-1985, with thanks and drawings by visitors, including sketches by artists; writings by Frank regarding his experiences in World War II and a 3-part travel article, "Art of Provence"; 3 scrapbooks containing clippings regarding a trial on which Frank was a juror and "Mexican Painting and Drawing," a show curated by Frank; source material for paintings; a guestbook from an exhibition at Instituto Mexicanos Norteamerico de Relaciones Culturales; and sketches.
REEL 3448: Biographical material; writings by Frank, some done under his pen name Caliph McFloe; photocopies of his cartoons for the RICE OWL, 1923-1924; reproductions of paintings; exhibition catalogs, announcements, press releases and clippings; ca. 100 photographs of paintings; and transcripts of speeches given at his memorial service.
REEL 3538: Articles written by Eleanor as art critic for the Houston Post, 1965-1973; and an article written for Texas Humanist, 1984, "Dominique de Menil: Rare Visions in the Arts," outlining the collecting philosophy of Menil and the establishment of a private museum to exhibit the collection.
UNMICROFILMED: A video tape of a 1975 television program on Frank and 2 tapes from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, panel discussion "The Fine Arts from Various Points of View"; and 3 lithographs by Frank.
ADDITION: Exhibition catalogs and announcements; greeting cards with reproductions of Freed's paintings; guestbooks, 1985-1990; four sketchbooks; a videotape of his 80th birthday celebration; an audio cassette; photographs of Freed and his works of art, including color photographs of 71 paintings; slides of paintings; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Frank Freed was a painter, cartoonist and writer. His wife, Eleanor was an art critic. They lived in Houston, Texas.
Provenance:
Material on reels 3432-3433 lent for microfilming 1985, by Frank and Eleanor Freed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. The remainder was donated by the Freeds, 1978-1985, and by Eleanor Freed Stern's estate, 1993. The estate bequest included the guestbooks which were part of the 1985 loan.
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:
Art critics -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Cartoonists -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Women art critics -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.freefran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freefran

Lewis W. Rubenstein papers

Creator:
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003  Search this
Names:
Busch-Reisinger Museum  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946 -- Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958 -- Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Interviewer:
Catlin, Stanton L. (Stanton Loomis)  Search this
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1923-1993
Scope and Contents:
Journals, correspondence, writings, sketchbooks, interview, photographs and printed material document Rubenstein's painting career. A series of files relate to Rubenstein's longtime friendship with his teacher, Rico Lebrun.
The bulk of the collection consists of 60 v. of journals, 1930-June 1993, in which Rubenstein writes and sketches about his ideas for "time paintings," scrolls, films, his travels as a Fulbright scholar with his wife, Erica, his summers spent in Provincetown, Mass., "gallery pounding" in New York City trying to sell his work, inspirational biblical quotes, and various artist friends and colleagues, including Rico Lebrun, Walter Pach, Hans Hofmann, Ben Shahn, Karl Knaths, Olin Dows, Philip Guston, and Lloyd Goodrich.
Correspondence (0.2 ft.) relates to Rubenstein's nomination to the National Academy of Design, 1963, his murals in the Busch-Reisinger Museum and the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, the publication of an article by his wife Erica, regarding their stints as Fulbright scholars in Tokyo, illustrated by Lewis, and correspondence of a general nature from friends, colleagues, and admirers. Among the correspondents are Lynd Ward (Rubenstein's sponsor for the N.A.D. nomination), Derek Bok, president of Harvard, Olin Dows, and Edward Rowan, whose 1940 letter concerns Rubenstein's designs for murals for the Wareham, Mass. Post Office for the Section of Fine Arts.
Files on Rico Lebrun (ca. 0.8 ft.), contain several original and extensive photocopies of letters from Lebrun to Rubenstein, and a few letters from Constance Lebrun after her husband's death; a photograph of Lebrun with Constance and photographs of Lebrun's work, 39 drawings, 1933-1949, including studies for "The Cruxifixion" and "Portia"; a caricature of Diego Rivera working on a mural, and of John Steuart Curry by Lebrun, exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material, and writings on Lebrun.
Art work by Rubenstein includes 9 v. of sketchbooks, 1930-1975, containing ink, pencil and charcoal drawings, and a caricature of Walter Pach.
The interview is a partial transcript (7 p.) of Rubenstein conducted by art historian Stanton L. Catlin, 1993, regarding Jose Clemente Orozco and a mural by him commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, 1940, on which Rubenstein assisted. Also related to Orozco is a notebook containing technical details about the mural.
Photographs are mainly of Rubenstein's murals and paintings, but include several of him, and an album of snapshots of the Rubensteins and Lebruns in Europe, 1930-1932.
Printed material (1.2 linear ft.), documents exhibitions, awards, and works of art, and consists of exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, newsletters, Foreign Service journals, news releases, cartoons by Rubenstein, and postcards of Rubenstein's work. Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, 1935-1955, cover exhibitions.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, educator. Professor of painting at Vassar College. Rubenstein trained in frescoe painting with Rico Lebrun in Italy, and retained a lifelong friendship with him. His mural commissions include the Busch-Reisinger Museum and the Fogg Museum at Harvard, the Jewish Center in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., and the Wareham, Mass. Post Office for the WPA's Section of Fine Arts in 1940. Rubenstein attended Harvard University. He began his long teaching career at Vassar College in 1939. He began doing "Time Paintings" in late 1940s, executed on long canvases and viewed on special scrolled frames, merging Western and Far Eastern scroll painting styles.
Provenance:
Rubenstein donated the Lebrun drawings 1982-1987, and the remainder in 1993.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Muralists  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.rubelewi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rubelewi

Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers

Creator:
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Names:
Titanic (Steamship)  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911  Search this
Booth, Hilda Millet  Search this
James, Henry, 1843-1916  Search this
Millet, John A. P. (John Alfred Parsons), 1888-1976  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Sharpey-Schafer, Joyce A.  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Travel diaries
Date:
1858-1984
bulk 1858-1955
Summary:
The Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers measure 3.3 linear feet and are dated 1858-1984, with a few scattered early eighteenth-century items, such as legal documents and printed matter. The bulk of the materials dates from 1858 to 1955. Found are biographical materials, diaries/journals, family letters, notes and writings, art work, printed matter, miscellaneous records, and photographs documenting Millet's wide-ranging artistic and writing career and personal life, including his death aboard the Titanic. Also of interest are approximately twenty ink caricatures attributed to John Singer Sargent.
Scope and Content Note:
The Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers measure 3.3 linear feet and are dated 1858-1984, with a few scattered early eighteenth-century items, such as legal documents and printed matter. The bulk of the material dates from 1858 to 1955. Found are biographical materials, diaries/journals, family letters, notes and writings, art work, printed matter, miscellaneous records, and photographs documenting Millet's wide-ranging artistic and writing career and personal life, including his death aboard the Titanic. Also of interest are approximately twenty ink caricatures attributed to John Singer Sargent.

Biographical material consists of biographical and genealogical notes; also, memorial resolutions, invitations, and programs with several related items tipped in. Diaries/journals for the period 1858-1911 (16 vols., plus excerpts and transcripts) record Civil War experiences, the Russo-Turkish War, travels throughout Europe, to the northwest United States and Alaska, the Orient, and Panama.

Letters from F. D. Millet to his family date from his years at Harvard, art training in Antwerp, residence in Italy, and service as a correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War. Millet's letters include a few received from friends and associates, original letters sent by Millet to others, along with typescript copies of incoming letters. Also included is a file of letters addressed to Millet and others concerning the purchase and restoration of the Grange, his Broadway studio. There are four letters from Millet to his girlfriend Velma Marie Morse and scattered letters to Velma's father, A.P. Morse, and Fred Chapman. Photocopies of letters from sister Kathleen Millet to her friend Margherita describe her brother's adventures during the Russo-Turkish War, and include an account of his wedding. His sister Lucia Millet's letters to her family were written while she was in England living as a member of her brother's household, and are rich with details of Frank's daily life, work, travels, friends, and the American colony in Broadway. The letters of Lily Millet consist mainly of condolence messages sent upon the death of her husband, but also include letters from Samuel L. Clemens, Henry James, Ellen Terry [Carew], Charles Dudly Warner, her children, and others.

Included in the collection are Millet's extensive research notes about costumes and artifacts of various historical periods and locations that served as reference for details in his murals. Also included are his notebooks about Italian art, Bulgarian history and costume, and the Philippines. Writings by Millet consist of articles, short stories, lectures and speeches. Writings about him include texts by various relatives (all but one are unpublished). The most extensive written piece is by niece Hilda Millet Booth and son John [Albert] Parsons Millet, and is accompanied by early drafts, notes, and related correspondence.

Art work by Millet includes twelve volumes of sketchbooks dating from his student days in Antwerp through 1896, along with loose sketches, drawings, and two watercolors. Most were executed while traveling, and include landscapes, building, and local peoples. Works by other artists include 20 caricatures drawn in ink, attributed to John Singer Sargent.

Among the printed matter are newspaper articles by F. D. Millet, along with clippings about or mentioning him, reproductions, exhibition catalogs and announcements. Of interest are Vienna Exposition memorabilia, and a full length biography, Soldier of Fortune: F. D. Millet, 1846-1912 by granddaughter Joyce A. Sharpey-Schafer. Miscellaneous records include drawings sketches, notes, printed matter, and photographs relating to the Abbot's Grange in Broadway that served as Millet's studio.

Photographs of people include F. D. Millet, his father Asa Millet with granddaughter Kate, and Mary Anderson. Photographs of works of art are by Millet and other artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eight series:

Series 1: Biographical material, circa 1864-1934 (Box 1, OV 5; 6 folders; Reel 5903)

Series 2: Diaries/Journals of Francis Davis Millet, 1858-1911 (Box 1; 0.5 linear ft.; Reels 5903-5904)

Series 3: Letters, 1867-1915, undated (Boxes 1-2; 0.5 linear ft.; Reel 5904)

Series 4: Notes and Writings, 1891-1970, undated (Box 3; 1.0 linear ft.; Reels 5904-5906)

Series 5: Art Work, 1872-1908, undated (Box 4; 0.5 linear ft.; Reels 5906-5907)

Series 6: Printed Matter, 1764-1984, undated (Box 4; 0.25 linear ft.; Reel 5907 and unfilmed)

Series 7: Miscellaneous Records, 1724-1897, undated(Box 4; 7 folders; Reel 5907)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1883-circa 1910, undated (Box 4; 7 folders; Reel 5907)
Biographical Note:
During his lifetime, Francis Davis Millet (1846-1912), always known as Frank, was a prominent artist who was well known for murals that contained exactingly accurate historical details. His broad-ranging career included work with worlds' fairs in Vienna, Chicago, Paris, and Tokyo as a juror, administrator, mural painter/decorator, or advisor. In addition, Frank Millet was a newspaper writer who published short stories and enjoyed adventures as a war correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War and in the Philippines during the Spanish American War.

Millet was among the founders of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and was influential in the early days of the American Federation of Arts. Millet was involved with the American Academy in Rome from its inception and served as Secretary from 1904-1911. In 1911, Millet went to Rome as Chief Administrator of the newly combined Schools of Fine Arts and Classical Studies. He died aboard the Titanic while traveling to New York City on Academy business.

1846 -- born in Mattapoisett, Mass.

1864 -- enlisted as a private in the 60th Massachusetts Militia during Civil War, serving as a drummer; also acted as a surgical assistant to his physician father in the army of the Potomac

1869 -- graduated from Harvard University, where he studied modern languages and literature

1869-1870 -- learned lithography while working on the Boston Advertiser

1871-1872 -- studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, where he won the silver medal (1871) and was awarded the gold medal (1872); traveled through Germany with 3 other American Students

1873 -- Secretary to Charles Francis Adams, Jr., Massachusetts' commissioner to the Vienna Exposition member of the Vienna Exposition; jury correspondent for the New York Herald and the New York Tribune; traveled through southern Europe and Turkey

1873-1874 -- traveled in Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany

1875 -- toured Italy; returned to Boston and set up a studio on Tremont Street

1876 -- exhibited The Bay of Naples at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, where he represented the Boston Advertiser and was a correspondent for the American Architect and Building News; assisted John La Farge in decorating Trinity Church, Boston; founded the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts with La Farge and W. M. Hunt

1877 -- exhibited portraits of Charles Francis Adams, Jr. and Samuel L. Clements at the National Academy of Design

1877-1878 -- special war correspondent to the New York Herald and Times of London, and special artist to the London Graphic, reporting on the Russo-Turkish War; Russia awarded him the Cross of St. Stanislaus and the Cross of St. Anne for military advice and exceptional service (informing Russian officers of a ford that would allow them to cross into Turkey more easily) and the Iron Cross of Romania

1878 -- returned to Paris to paint; served on fine arts jury at the Exposition Universelle in Paris; exhibited in the Paris Salon and at the British Royal Academy

1879 -- married Elizabeth (Lily) Greeley Merrill in Paris; returned to the United States, settling in East Bridgewater, Mass., where he set up a studio that included an accurate reconstruction of a colonial era kitchen

1880 -- lectured on costumes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; birth of daughter, Katharine Field; became a member of the Society of American Artists; worked with Louis Comfort Tiffany on the decoration of the Seventh Regiment Armory, New York City

1881 -- shared studio in New York with Edwin Austin Abbey; birth of son, Edwin Abbey; commissioned by the Class of 1861 to design two windows for Harvard University Memorial Hall

1882 -- traveled in northern German and Scandinavia with Edwin Austin Abbey and R. Swain Gifford; elected an Associate member of the National Academy of Design

1883 -- traveled to England

1884 -- birth of Laurance, in London; settled with family in Broadway, Worcestershire (spending the winters of the next decade in New York); along with Edwin Austen Abbey, John Singer Sargent, and Alfred Parsons, he established a colony that at various times included Edwin Howland Blashfield, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Henry James, along with various other writers, actors, musicians

1885 -- traveled with Charles Francis Adams, Jr. throughout the U.S. and its territories, and to Mexico; elected a National Academician, National Academy of Design

1886 -- purchased "Russell House," that became his permanent home in Broadway, Worcestershire; and moved studio to "Abbot's Grange"

1887 -- translated "Sebastopol" by Tolstoy from French to English for publication

1888 -- birth of John Alfred Parsons

1889 -- awarded silver medal, Salon des Artistes, Paris

1890 -- published a collection of short stories, A Capillary Crime and Other Tales; purchased the "Abbot's Grange" that had been serving as his studio for the previous four years

1891 -- elected vice-president of National Academy of Design; for Harper's Magazine traveled with Alfred Parsons and Poultney Bigelow on a trip down the Danube in one-man canoes, from the Black Forest to the Black Sea (their illustrated narrative was published in the magazine, Feb.-May 1892; the following year, it appeared in book form as From the Black Forest to the Black Sea)

1892-1893 -- director of decorations for the White City of the World's Columbian Exposition, acting as a close advisor to the fair's architect Daniel Burnham; served on New York jury of the Columbian Exposition; once the Exposition opened, he served as Director of Functions and Ceremonies and also provided public relations and advertising services

1897 -- completed restoring "Abbot's Grange" to its 16th century appearance; completed lunette, Agriculture, commissioned for the Bank of Pittsburgh

1898 -- went to the Philippines to cover the Spanish American War as a special correspondent to Harper's Weekly, the London Times, and the New York Sun

1899 -- published Expedition to the Philippines, P. Bigelow, co-author

1900 -- appointed U. S. representative to the Paris Universal International Exposition where he was in charge of decoration of the Government Pavilion, and was a member of the Jury of Selection and the Fine Arts Jury; awarded Chevalier de la Legion of Hounneur by the French government in appreciation for his services to the Paris Exposition

1905 -- traveled to northwest United States, Alaska, and British Columbia; completed mural, The Treaty of the Traverse des Sioux, July 23, 1851, commissioned for the Minnesota State Capitol; became a charter member of the American Academy in Rome

1906 -- traveled to North Africa, Italy, and France

1907 -- completed mural, The Fourth Minnesota Regiment Entering Vicksburg, July 4, 1863, commissioned for the Minnesota State Capitol; completed mural, Foreman of the Grand Jury Rebuking the Chief Justice of New Jersey, 1774, commissioned for the Essex County Courthouse, Newark, New Jersey; traveled to Cuba

1908 -- completed The History of Shipping from the Earliest Recorded Use of Boats until the Present Time commissioned to decorate the ceiling of the Custom House, Baltimore; traveled to Japan as Special Commissioner to the proposed World's Fair in Tokyo [the fair was never held]; awarded "First Class Order of the Sacred Treasure" by the Japanese government; additional travel to Germany, Italy, Russia, Turkey, and China; elected Secretary of the American Academy in Rome; elected a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters

1909 -- completed frieze of 13 panels, The History of the Settlement of Ohio, and several portraits commissioned by the Cleveland Trust Company; also responsible for the general color scheme of the building; completed frieze of 35 panels, The History of Mail Delivery, commissioned for the Post Office in the Federal Building, Cleveland; also responsible for determining the general color

1910 -- influential in the founding of the American Federation of Arts; served as its Secretary until his death; appointed to Federal Commission of Fine Arts; elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

1911 -- completed lunettes, The Repulse of the Dutch, September 3, 1609, and The Purchase of the Land, 1658, and 12 small historical panels, commissioned for the Hudson County Courthouse, Jersey City, New Jersey; also responsible for the general color scheme of the building; traveled to Panama with Lily and Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Adams, Jr.; elected Vice Chairman of the Fine Arts Committee, American Academy in Rome; moved to Rome to serve as Chief Administrator of the consolidated schools of the American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies in Rome following the death of Charles F. McKim (Millet was a charter member and had served as Secretary since its inception)

1912 -- died aboard the S. S. Titanic, while heading to New York City on American Academy in Rome business
Related Material:
Found within the holdings of the Archives of American Art are several collections related to Francis Davis Millet, including five letters from Millet to Miss Ward and "Ticknor" and a collection of Francis Millet Rogers research material regarding Francis Davis Millet. The Philip Martiny papers contains two group photographs that include F. D. Millet. A letter describing a visit to Millet's studio is among the William Cushing Loring Papers. The American Academy in Rome records include documents created by F. D. Millet in his capacity as Secretary from 1904-1907 and as Chief Administrator in Rome, 1911-1912.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming. Charles S. Millet loaned photographs, biographical information, and miscellaneous items in 1974 (reel 849). In 1976, he loaned an album of photographs of F. D. Millet's murals in the Baltimore Customs House, with related printed matter (reel 1080). Lent materials were returned to Charles S. Millet.
Provenance:
The Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers were received between 1974 and 1996 from several family members. Most were gifts from Dr. John A. P. Millet, son of F. D. Millet, in 1974 and 1976. In 1974, Charles S. Millet, grandnephew of F. D. Millet, donated a copy of his brief biography he wrote on F. D. Millet and lent materials for microfilming. Also in 1974, Mrs. William King, granddaughter of F. D. Millet gave photographs of F. D. Millet and his art work, along with various printed matter. Additional letters to F. D. Millet were given by grandson, Frank D. Millet, in 1977.

In 1987, granddaughter Joyce A. Sharpey-Schafer donated documents she had used while writing a biography of Millet. In 1996, David M. Emerson, grandnephew of F. D. Millet, donated loose sketches and miscellaneous printed matter.

In 2003, additional letters were donated by grandsons Mr. Harry Flynn and Frank D. Millet, and again in 2006 by Frank D. Millet.
Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Francis Davis Millet and Millet family 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.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Works of art  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Travel diaries
Citation:
Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984 (bulk 1858-1955). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.millfran
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Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-millfran
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