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Horae Beatea Mariae Virginies, secundum usum Romanae Curiae / Holy Hours of the Virgin Mary, according to the Ritual of the Roman Curie

Medium:
pen and ink, brush and washes, gold on parchment. Bound in red cover of Morocco leather
Type:
miniatures
illuminated manuscript
Object Name:
illuminated manuscript
Made in:
Flanders
Tourraine, France
Date:
1470–80
Accession Number:
1962-12-1
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1962-12-1

W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2

Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
200 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Trade catalogs
Business records
Commercial correspondence
Instructional materials
Ledgers (account books)
Date:
circa 1873-1980
Summary:
The W. Atlee Burpee & Company records, dated circa 1873-1986, document the firm's business activities developing plant varieties, working with contract seedsmen, and marketing and selling seeds. They include seed trial records, seed contracts, sales and acccounting records, inventories, office correspondence, seed catalogs, promotional and instructional materials, advertisements and advertising reports, contest letters, daybooks, photographs, reference materials, and other items relating to the company and some of its competitors. The collection also includes Burpee family papers.
Content Description:
This collection documents W. Atlee Burpee & Co., a mail-order seed company based in Philadelphia, from its early beginnings in 1876 when its founder, W. Atlee Burpee, started in the agricultural business, to the 1970s when his son, David Burpee, sold the firm. The collection also includes personal papers of the Burpee family dating back to the mid-nineteenth century.

Business-related content in the collection consists of crop propagation and management records; company correspondence; administrative and personnel records; advertising files; legal papers; property records and plans; reports, studies, and technical data; notes and drafts; files on professional outreach activities and events; trade literature (published by both the Burpee company and a number of its competitors); and awards and certificates received by the company. Significant topics documented in these files include the development of notable flower and vegetable varieties introduced by the company; the impact of World Wars I and II on gardening and the global seed trade; advertising strategies, technology, and innovation; and David Burpee's advocacy of the marigold as the national floral emblem of the United States.

The Burpee family papers consist of personal files unrelated to the company's business operations. These include records generated by W. Atlee's father (David Burpee, 1827-1882) and grandfather (Washington L. Atlee, 1808-1878), as well as W. Atlee's wife, Blanche (1863-1948); David Burpee (1893-1980) and his wife, Lois (1912-1984); and W. Atlee Burpee II (1894-1966). There are genealogical surveys conducted on both the Atlee and Burpee families as well as clippings about family members. W. Atlee and David Burpee's series are the most extensive, and cover their involvement with numerous social and philanthropic clubs and organizations. The series include personal correspondence; financial, accounting, and tax records; travel-related files; reference material; and will and estate papers.

The Burpee collection also has a large number of images related to the Burpee business and family in a variety of formats including photographs, film and glass plate negatives, and advertisement mock-ups. Other formats include architectural and site plans, original artwork for advertisements, films, cassettes, audio tapes, and ephemera.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into six series:

Series 1: Plant/Farm Related Material Series 2: Business Records Series 3: Material Published About the Burpee Company Series 4: Awards and Certificates Series 5: Photographic and A/V Materials Series 6: Burpee Family Papers

The collection's original order was maintained wherever possible, though many records were found scattered throughout the collection and artificial files were necessarily created for them.

Most files are arranged chronologically or alphabetically by person or topic.

Various photographs interspersed in correspondence files were kept where they were originally found. All other photographic and audio/visual materials found on their own were grouped in Series 5 Photographic and A/V Material which documents aspects of both the Burpee company and Burpee family.
Biographical / Historical:
Washington Atlee Burpee (1858-1915) began a mail-order poultry and livestock business in 1876 in Philadelphia, which he soon expanded to include corn seed for chicken feed. In 1878, he founded W. Atlee Burpee & Co. to sell livestock and vegetable, fruit, and flower seeds through the mail. His company went on to become one of the most notable seed distributors in the world.

In 1888, W. Atlee bought a tract of land named Fordhook Farms in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. It was initially established as an experimental farm to test and evaluate new varieties of vegetables and flowers and to produce seeds for the mail-order market. Burpee spent many summers traveling throughout the United States and Europe visiting farms and searching for the best flowers and vegetables. Certain plants he found were shipped back to the firm for testing and propagation; other seeds were obtained through contracts with growers throughout the U.S., a practice common in the seed industry at that time. Promising varieties were bred with healthier specimens to produce hardier hybrids that were more resistant to disease. Other Burpee trial grounds were later established at Sunnybrook Farm near Swedesboro, New Jersey, and at Floradale Farms in Lompoc, California (1909/1910). The company went on to purchase more land for farming in California, and established sales branch headquarters in Sanford, Florida (circa 1930s), Clinton, Iowa (1942), and Riverside, California (1949).

W. Atlee Burpee married Blanche Simons (1863-1948) in 1892. They had three sons: David (1893-1980); W. Atlee Jr. ("Junior") (1894-1966); and Stuart Alexander (1901-1934). Both David and Junior attended the Blight School in Philadelphia for elementary school and Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana for preparatory school. While they both attended Cornell University as undergraduates, they left before graduating due to W. Atlee's poor health. Junior married Jeanetta Lee (1893-1981) in November, 1916, and they had two children: W. Atlee III (1917-1971) and Jeanette (1919-2002). David married Lois Torrance (1912-1984) in 1938, and they had two children: Johnathan (b. 1941) and Blanche (b. 1943). Stuart Alexander was apparently born with a disability; according to census records he worked on farms during his lifetime.

David Burpee took over the family business upon his father's death in 1915; W. Atlee Burpee, Jr. served as treasurer of the firm once he returned from serving in the military. At that time, the Burpee company had 300 employees and was the largest mail-order seed company in the world. It distributed over one million catalogs a year and received on average 10,000 orders a day. Under David's tutelage, the company adapted to contemporaneous shifts in business and advertising methods, advancements in plant science, ever-changing consumer demands, and two World Wars. In response to food shortages experienced during World War I, the Burpee company helped promote a "war gardens" campaign that evolved into a "victory gardens" campaign during World War II.

Both W. Atlee and David used their position as head of a major seed house to lobby congressional debates in regard to two topics: postage rates (W. Atlee) and the designation of a national floral emblem for the United States (David). Both men belonged to The Union League of Philadelphia and The Canadian Society of Philadelphia (which W. Atlee helped found), and served on the boards of directors for hospitals and other charitable organizations. Both father and son were politically aligned with the Republican Party.

The firm reorganized its governing structure in 1917 at which time it changed its name from W. Atlee Burpee & Co. to W. Atlee Burpee Co. Burpee's acquired three seed companies between 1878 and 1970: Luther Burbank Seed Company, James Vick's Seeds, Inc., and the William Henry Maule Company. David Burpee sold the company to the General Foods Corporation in 1970 and served as a consultant for the business until 1973. The Burpee brand was bought by its current owner, George J. Ball, Inc., in 1991.
Related Materials:
Burpee seed catalogs donated to the Smithsonian in 1982 by the W. Atlee Burpee Co. can be found in the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives' Trade Literature Collection at the National Museum of American History.

The Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division includes a series of images of Burpee company operations taken in 1943.

The Black Gold Cooperative Library System's Asian/Pacific - Americans on the Central Coast Collection includes images dated 1933-1939 of Japanese employees of the Burpee Co. working at Floradale Farms in Lompoc, California.
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.
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 the Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Mail-order business -- Catalogs  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Horticulture  Search this
Vegetables  Search this
Trial gardens  Search this
Victory gardens  Search this
Prize contests in advertising  Search this
Advertising, Newspaper -- 20th century  Search this
Advertising, magazine -- 20th century  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade catalogs
Business records
Commercial correspondence
Instructional materials
Ledgers (account books)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
Identifier:
AAG.BUR2
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W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-bur2
Online Media:

Warner Olivier Research, Children's Gardens

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
1 File
Container:
Box 355, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Files
Date:
1912-1914
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 the Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
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W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2 / Series 3: Materials Published About the Burpee Co. / 3.1: Books / Proposed Books about the Burpee Co., 1938-1961
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur2-ref3080

Unidentified Vegetable Garden with Woman and Children (possibly Fordhook Farms?)

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative
Container:
Box 428, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives
Date:
circa 1945-1950
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 the Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
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W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2 / Series 5: Photographic and A/V Material / 5.1: Images / Publicity and Public Relations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur2-ref3941

The Rage of Children (Jan 11-Feb 1, 1991)

Collection Creator:
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 5-15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1991
Scope and Contents:
Willie Birch, Sue Coe, Luis Cruz-Asaceta, Demi [Rodriguez], Mike Glier, Sharon Jacques, Maria Lino, Sheldon Lurie, Arturo Rodriguez, and Helen Stummer
Collection Restrictions:
Use of unmicrofilmed material in the holdings of the Archives of American Art requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C., facility.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery records, 1973-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery records
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery records / Series 4: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-franwola-ref132

Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka

Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Extent:
95.02 Cubic feet (188 legal size boxes; 5 15 x 12 x 3 flat boxes; 1 16 x 20 x 3 flat box; 4 12 x 8 x 5 shoeboxes)
88.55 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1932-2012
bulk 1950-2008
Summary:
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is one of the preeminent science-fiction writers of the 20th century.
Scope and Contents:
Contains personal and business correspondence, manuscripts of most of Clarke's fiction works in various draft states, short stories, articles, addresses, speeches, movie outlines, Apollo 11 broadcast material, datebooks & notebooks, reference materials, business cards of visitors & contacts, photos & slides. There is some material by people other than the creator such as manuscripts and film/TV scripts.

This collection also includes audio-visual material. Please contact the Media Archivist for access.
Arrangement:
Series were based on the creator's original arrangement of material.

Arranged into 7 Series:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Original Writing

2.1: "Clarkives"

2.2: Non-"Clarkives"

2.3: Articles, Short Stories

2.4: Lectures, Speeches

Series 3: Media & Publicity

Series 4: Awards & Tributes

Series 5: Manuscripts written by others relating to Clarke's Literary Works

Series 6: Miscellaneous

Series 7: Images

7.1: Photos

7.2: Slide Albums
Biographical / Historical:
Born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, England, Arthur Charles Clarke became obsessed with science fiction and astronomy at a young age. He was the eldest of four children born into a farming family, however he would become, with his brother Fred Clarke acting as a business associate, one of the leading names in science fiction.

During World War II Clarke served as a radar instructor and in his free time became one of the early members of the British Interplanetary Society. In 1945, Clarke made one of his earliest predictions (he called them "extrapolations") when he came up with the idea of communication satellites. He became known for this uncanny prescience which is seen in so much of his work.

In 1948 Clarke graduated from King's College, London with honors in math and physics. By 1951, Clarke had gained respect as both a fiction and non-fiction writer with Interplanetary Flight and Prelude to Space, respectively.

In 1956, Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, where he could indulge a new obsession - skin diving. He remained in Sri Lanka for the rest of his life, creating a diving company and funding many science education programs in the country.

Perhaps Clarke's most recognizable feat came when he was able to work with Stanley Kubrick over a course of 4 years in order to create the book and film 2001: A Space Odyssey which was loosely based on the earlier Clarke story "The Sentinel."

Clarke accomplished an amazing amount of writing, speaking tours, TV appearances and humanitarian work despite suffering from post-polio syndrome for decades. He won numerous awards, mostly for his science fiction but also for popularizing science. He was knighted in 1998. He died, age 90, March 19, 2008.
Provenance:
Arthur C. Clarke Trust, gift, 2014
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Underwater archaeology -- 1960's  Search this
nonfiction novels  Search this
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Apollo 11 Flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Science fiction  Search this
Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0010
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Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0010
Online Media:

[Over/Odd Size Misc.]

Collection Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 198
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1995-2007
Scope and Contents:
"Thank You Dr. Clarke" children's card; laminated photograph; laminated poster commemorating the 50th Annual Reunion of wartime staff of No 9 Radio School, RAF Yatesbury; 90th birthday letter with enclosed photo and CD-ROM; and rolled International Space University Summer Session 1999 poster (signatures on back)
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka / Series 6: Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2015-0010-ref1346

Not Today But Tomorrow. Plans for our Children's Future by Robert P. Haviland - First Draft

Collection Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 167, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
UNDATED
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka / Series 5: Manuscripts written by others relating to Clarke's Literary Works
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2015-0010-ref626

Biographical Materials

Collection Creator:
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet (Boxes 1, 19)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1988
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material includes addresses and business cards, appointment books and annotated calendars, resumes, financial and legal records including property deeds, escrow records, and records relating to Wortz's divorce from her first husband, personal stationery used by Wortz, miscellany relating to Wortz's children, a travel itinerary for a trip to Asia, and two sound cassettes.

Also found is patent documentation for Edward C. Wortz's "method of and means for controlling body temperature" in a space suit.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The 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.
Collection Citation:
Melinda Wortz papers, 1958-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wortmeli, Series 1
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Melinda Wortz papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-wortmeli-ref11

Gertrude Kasle Gallery records

Creator:
Gertrude Kasle Gallery (Detroit, Mich.)  Search this
Names:
Universal Limited Art Editions (Firm)  Search this
Bontecou, Lee, 1931-  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Dine, Jim, 1935-  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Goodman, Brenda Joyce, 1943-  Search this
Goodnough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Goodyear, John L., 1930-  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Grosman, Tatyana, 1904-1982  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Jenkins, Paul, 1923-2012  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Kasle, Gertrude, 1917-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Natkin, Robert, 1930-  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Schmidt, Julius, 1923-  Search this
Shapiro, Babe  Search this
Tall, Bill  Search this
Todd, Mike, 1935-  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Extent:
8.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Date:
1949-1999
bulk 1964-1983
Summary:
The records of the Gertrude Kasle Gallery of Detroit measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1949-1999, with the bulk of records dating from 1964-1983. The collection documents the establishment and operations of this contemporary American art gallery and consists of artists files, business and administrative files, exhibition files, photographic materials, and interviews and lectures in the form of sound recordings.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Gertrude Kasle Gallery of Detroit measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1949-1999, with the bulk of the records dating from 1964-1983. The collection documents the establishment and operations of this contemporary American art gallery and consists of artists files, business and administrative files, exhibition files, photographic materials, and interviews and lectures in the form of sound recordings.

The bulk of the records consist of Artists' Files that document the professional and personal relationships Kasle fostered with the artists represented by the gallery, including sales and exhibitions. The files contain a wide variety of materials and the amount of documentation for each artist also varies. Typically the files contain personal and business correspondence, sales documentation, exhibition photographs, photographs of works of art, family photographs, photographs of the artist, exhibition announcements and catalogs, other printed materials, greeting cards, and other documents. Some of the artists well-represented in the files include Lee Bontecou, Wilhem De Kooning, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Brenda Goodman, Robert Goodnaugh, John Goodyear, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Grace Hartigan, Ray Johnson, Robert Motherwell, Robert Natkin, Lowell Nesbitt, Claes Oldenburg, Charles Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Julius Schmidt, Babe Shapiro, Michael Todd, and Jack Tworkov. Additional general information about exhibitions is found in Series 3, Exhibition Files and additional photographs are filed in Series 4, Photographic Material.

Gallery and personal business and administrative files house documents relating to the founding and incorporation of the gallery and general operations, as well as some of Gertrude Kasle personal business files. Also found in this series are files related to fine art prints and the gallery's business relationship with Universal Limited Art Editions.

Scattered exhibition files are found for a few of the gallery's exhibitions and also include general exhibition related files, such as clippings, announcements, guest lists, and schedules. Most of the information about the gallery's exhibitions is found in the Artists Files. Photographs and slides are found throughout the collection, particularly in the Artists Files, but Series 4, Photographic Materials houses an extensive collection of slides documenting art work by artists represented by the gallery. There is also an autographed photograph portrait of Lowell Nesbitt.

Sound recordings are of interviews and lectures. Interviews are with Tatyana Grosman, Lowell Nesbitt, Paul Jenkins, and Bill Tall. There are recorded lectures by Paul Jenkins and Jack Tworkov. The sound recordings are on both audio cassette reel to reel tapes. Transcripts are not available.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Series 1: Artists Files, 1949-1999 (Boxes 1-5, OV 11; 5.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Gallery and Personal Business and Administrative Files, 1961-1995 (Boxes 6-7, OV 12; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1963-1976 (Box 7; 7 folders)

Series 4: Photographic Materials, 1953-1985 (Boxes 7, 10; 18 folders)

Series 5: Sound Recordings, 1966-1971 (Boxes 7-9; 7 folders)
Historical Note:
Gertrude Kasle was born in New York City on December 2, 1917, and began her life-long career in the art world very early, taking art classes in high school and Saturday classes at the Art Students League. She began her formal studies in art education at New York University (NYU) and later transfered to the University of Michigan. Kasle interrupted her studies during World War II to devote herself to family work while her husband served as a military chaplain. The family returned to Detroit in 1947 and she began classes at the Society of Arts and Crafts. After raising her three children, she enrolled in Wayne State University in 1955, completing her degree in 1962.

While a student in Detroit, Kasle was active in the Friends of Modern Art group at the Detroit Institute of Art, and became Vice President. In 1962, she was approached by Detroit businessman Franklin Siden to help him open a gallery where she would have a one-third partnership. During the first year of Siden Gallery's operations, Kasle introduced Detroit to the work of many notable contemporay American artists, such as Larry Rivers, Grace Hartigan, Robert Goodnough, and Robert Natkin.

Her tenure with the Siden Gallery was short-lived and by 1964 she left and began to contemplate her next move. Several of the artists she had represented at Siden Gallery encouraged her to open her own gallery. Local art critic Joy Hakanson Colby who worked for the Detroit News interviewed Kasle and claimed that Kasle was "looking for gallery space". Responding to the article, the Fischer Building offered Kasle a very attractive lease in the "New Center" area of downtown Detroit that would later become known as the city's gallery center, housing several prominent galleries.

With the help of her husband and son, she opened the doors of the Gertrude Kasle Gallery on April 10, 1965. The opening exhibition featured Larry Rivers, Grace Hartigan, Robert Goodnough, Irving Kreisberg, and Manousher Yektai. Kasle's goal was to introduce the city of Detroit to the foremost contemporary artists in the country, some already well-established such as Wilhelm De Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, Grace Hartigan, Robert Motherwell, Lowell Nesbitt, Claes Oldenburg, Charles Pollock, Larry Rivers, and Jack Tworkov, as well as others just becoming known, such as Jim Dine. Through group and one-man shows, the Gertrude Kasle Gallery represented contemporary painting, mixed media, and sculpture, focusing primarily on the Abstract Expressionist movement. The gallery also fostered many local Detroit artists, giving them their first shows, including Al Loving and Brenda Goodman.

During her earlier tenure with the Siden Gallery Kasle had worked with Tatyana Grosman of Universal Limited Art Editions which produced original prints of contemporary artists including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jim Dine. In her own gallery, Kasle continued her business relationship with Grosman and fine art print publishers, allowing the gallery access to many artists that were previously unattainable.

For eleven years the Gertrude Kasle Gallery operated as a thriving contemporary art gallery, forming the nucleus for the growing Detroit modern and avant garde art scene during the sixties and seventies. Although financially the gallery was not as successful as hoped, it provided a cultural forum for artists and Detroit art enthusiasts to convene, learn, and celebrate. In April, 1976 the gallery closed. When asked why she was closing the gallery, Gertrude Kasle said, "Because the need for a gallery like mine isn't as great as it was in the 1960's. Today the public respects and understands more about creative innovation in contemporary art." (Hakanson Colby, March, 1976) Although the gallery formally closed, Kasle continues to work as a art consultant and live in Detroit.

This historical note relies heavily on the essays written by Gertrude Kasle's son, Stephen available on the Gertrude Kasle Gallery website.
Related Material:
Also available at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Gertrude Kasle conducted by Dennis Barrie on July 24, 1975.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 1976 and 1982 by Mrs. Gertrude Kasle. A third accession was donated by the Cincinnati Art Museum in 2002.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Michigan
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Citation:
The Gertrude Kasle Gallery records, 1949-1999 (bulk 1964-1983). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gertkasl
See more items in:
Gertrude Kasle Gallery records
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Archives of American Art
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Exhibition Files

Collection Creator:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Extent:
0.75 Linear feet (Box 19)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1999
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains records of approximately twenty-five group exhibitions held at the gallery. Files typically contain announcements, press releases, correspondence with participating artists, price lists, and photographs of artwork. Researchers should note that records of other exhibitions can be found in the artist files.

For several exhibitions, such as the Alfred Show (1989), and some of the New Glass exhibitions and Teapot Invitationals, Weiss requested that participants submit black and white sketches, rather than photographs of artwork, for the exhibition announcements. She asked that the sketches "suggest the character and spirit of the work" to be included in the exhibition. Many of these original black and white drawings, with accompanying letters from the artists, can be found in this series. One oversized letter with accompanying teapot drawings by Juta Savage, is housed in Series 1: Artist Files, and can be found in OV 21.

See Appendix for a list of exhibitions at Meyer Breir Weiss Contemporary Crafts, Inc., and the Dorothy Weiss Gallery.
Arrangement note:
Files are chronologically by date of exhibition which appears in parentheses after the title and is followed by span dates for the folder. Some files contain records of several exhibitions of the same title over a period of years, for which no specific exhibition years are given. These folders are placed at the beginning of the series. Within folders, material is generally arranged chronologically. However, in cases where the gallery collected records relating to individual artists in a single exhibition, material is arranged alphabetically by artist and then chronologically.
Appendix: List of Exhibitions at Meyer Breir Weiss Contemporary Crafts, Inc., and the Dorothy Weiss Gallery:
Below is a list of exhibitions held at Meyer Breir Weiss Contemporary Crafts, Inc., and the Dorothy Weiss Gallery from 1980 to 2000. Italics indicate the actual title of the exhibition. Every effort has been made to include all known exhibitions.

DateExhibitionOct. 14-Nov. 15, 1980 -- David Kuraoka - Clay

Nov. 18-Dec. 24, 1980 -- Functional Forms

Mar. 17-Apr. 11, 1981 -- New Forms in Glass, Series I

Apr. 14-May 9, 1981 -- New Forms in Glass, Series II

May 12-June 6, 1981 -- New Forms in Glass, Series III

Sept. 15-Oct. 17, 1981 -- Joyce Kohl - Clay Sculpture; Gayle Luchessa - Felting

Apr. 6-May 15, 1982 -- David Gilhooly

May 25-June 26, 1982 -- Philip Cornelius

July 6-Aug. 7, 1982 -- Painted Object

Mar. 1-Apr. 2, 1983 -- Buildings

Apr. 5-May 14, 1983 -- Teapots

May 31-July 9, 1983 -- Neil Williams - An Explanation of the Vessel

July 30-Sept. 3, 1983 -- David Gilhooly

Feb. 7-Mar. 3, 1984 -- Roseline Delisle - Porcelain; Walter Lieberman - Glass

Apr. 3-28, 1984 -- Jay Kvapil, Sculpture - Domestic Monuments Series

May 1-June 2, 1984 -- Stan Welsh, Recent Works - Ceramic Sculpture and Monotypes

Aug. 30-Sept. 22, 1984 -- Philip Cornelius - New Work, Porcelain Vessels

Sept. 25-Oct. 27, 1984 -- Jamie Walker - Ceramic Work and Installation

Nov. 1-24, 1984 -- Yoshio Taylor - Clay Sculpture

Nov. 28-Dec. 31, 1984 -- The Teapot

Feb. 5-Mar. 2, 1985 -- Neil Williams - Recent Work in Clay

Mar. 5-30, 1985 -- Scott Chamberlin - New Clay Sculpture

Apr. 2-27, 1985 -- Hank Murta Adams - Glass Sculpture

Apr. 30-Jun. 1, 1985 -- Allan Winkler - Figurative Ceramic Sculpture and Paper Cut-outs

June 6-July 6, 1985 -- Glass Sculpture - Five Artists

July 12-Aug. 4, 1985 -- Group show

Aug. 6-31, 1985 -- Linda Einfalt - Sculpture; Tom Heid - Ceramic Sculpture

Aug. 8-Sept. 1, 1985 -- Jamie Walker

Sept. 5-28, 1985 -- Louis Marak, Kazuko Matthews - Ceramic Sculpture

Sept. 15-29, 1985 -- Philip Cornelius

Oct. 3-Nov. 2, 1985 -- Rudy Autio - Ceramic Sculpture

Nov. 5-30, 1985 -- Juta Savage - Recent Work, Sculpture and Porcelain

Dec. 5-Jan. 4, 1985-86 -- Roseline Delisle - Recent Work in Porcelain and Drawings

Feb. 6-28, 1986 -- British Ceramics

Mar. 6-29, 1986 -- Jamie Walker - Ceramic Work

April, 1986 -- Jay Kvapil - Sculpture

April, 1986 -- Hitoshi Sasaki - Wall Sculptures

Apr. 29-May 31, 1986 -- Rick Dillingham - Recent Work

June 3-July 5, 1986 -- Stan Welsh - Ceramic Sculpture, Monotypes

June 11-July 4, 1986 -- Hank Murta Adams - Sculpture

July 12-Aug. 2, 1986 -- Barbara Bell Smith - Paintings

Sept. 11-Oct. 4, 1986 -- Philip Cornelius - Porcelain Vessels

Oct. 9-Nov. 1, 1986 -- Tony Hepburn - New Sculpture

Nov. 5-29, 1986 -- Yoshio Taylor - Figurative Sculpture

Dec. 2-Jan. 3, 1986-87 -- Teapots - New Boundaries

Jan. 8-31, 1987 -- Todd Pearson - New Sculpture

Feb. 5-28, 1987 -- Jack Bowers - New Boxes

Mar. 3-28, 1987 -- Louis Marak - New Sculpture

Mar. 31-Apr. 25, 1987 -- Scott Chamberlin - "A Different Garden," Sculpture and Drawings

Apr. 30-May 23, 1987 -- Robert Turner

May 26-June 9, 1987 -- Amy Podmore - Figurative Sculpture

June 11-July 8, 1987 -- Hank Murta Adams - Sculpture, Glass and Bronze

June 11-Aug. 8, 1987 -- Introductions - Amy Podmore, Michio Sugiyama

Aug. 11-Sept. 5, 1987 -- Diane Olivier - Drawings

Sept., 1987 -- Nancy Carman

Oct. 8-31, 1987 -- Rudy Autio - Ceramic Sculpture

Nov. 5-28, 1987 -- Roseline Delisle - New Work

Dec., 1987 -- Group Glass Exhibition

Jan. 7-30, 1988 -- Joseph Slusky - New Sculpture

Feb. 2-Feb. 27, 1988 -- Linda Einfalt, Jaap Bongers - Recent Sculpture

Feb. 5-Mar. 28, 1998 -- Potent Images - Figurative Clay Sculpture

Mar. 3-Apr. 2, 1988 -- Tony Hepburn - Recent Sculpture and Drawings

Apr. 7-30, 1988 -- Jamie Walker - New Work

May 5-28, 1988 -- Stan Welsh - New Sculpture

June 9-July 2, 1988 -- Philip Cornelius - New Work

July 5-30, 1988 -- Introductions: Tim Mosman - Sculpture and Paintings; Marc Pandone - Drawings

Aug. 4-Sept. 3, 1988 -- Allan Winkler - Figurative Ceramic Sculpture and Paper Cut-outs

Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 1988 -- Barbara Bell Smith - New Paintings

Oct. 6-29, 1988 -- Jun Kaneko - New Work

Nov. 3-26, 1988 -- Yoshio Taylor - New Ceramic Sculpture

Dec. 1-Jan. 7, 1989 -- Annette Corcoran - New Work

Jan. 5-31, 1989 -- 1989 - New Work for the New Year

Feb. 2-28, 1989 -- Diane Olivier - New Drawings

Mar. 2-Apr. 1, 1989 -- Amy Podmore - Recent Work

Apr. 6-May 3, 1989 -- Ruth Duckworth - New Work

May 4-31, 1989 -- The Alfred Show - Professors and Graduates Associated with Alfred University

June 8-July 6, 1989 -- Hank Murta Adams - Sculpture

July 8-Aug. 1, 1989 -- Introductions 1989: Deborah Hoch - Narrative Clay; Lisa Reinertson - Figurative Ceramic Sculpture

Sept. 7-Oct. 3, 1989 -- Scott Chamberlin - New Sculpture

Oct. 5-31, 1989 -- Rudy Autio - New Sculpture

Nov. 2-Dec. 2, 1989 -- James Morris - Narrative Sculpture

Dec. 7-30, 1989 -- New Glass

Jan. 4-27, 1990 -- 1990 - New Work for the New Year by Gallery Artists

Feb. 1-27, 1990 -- Louis Marak - New Work

Mar. 1-31, 1990 -- Beverly Mayeri - New Sculpture

Apr. 5-28, 1990 -- John Gill - New Work

May 3-June 30, 1990 -- Jack Earl - Narrative Sculpture

July 5-Aug. 5, 1990 -- Steve Briscoe - Introductions

Aug. 9-Sept. 1, 1990 -- Teapot Invitational

Sept. 6-Oct. 6, 1990 -- Jamie Walker - New Work

Oct. 11-Nov. 3, 1990 -- Jun Kaneko - New Sculpture

Nov. 8-Dec. 1, 1990 -- Tony Hepburn - Recent Sculpture

Dec. 6-31, 1990 -- Annette Corcoran - New Work

Jan. 10-Feb. 2, 1991 -- Sculpture 1991

Feb. 7-Mar. 2, 1991 -- Stan Welsh - New Work

Mar. 7-30, 1991 -- Yoshio Taylor - New Sculpture

Apr. 4-27, 1991 -- Barbara Bell Smith - Recent Paintings

May 2-June 1, 1991 -- Michael Lucero - New Work

June 6-29, 1991 -- New Sculpture - Hank Murta Adams, Pike Powers, Michael Scheiner, James Watkins

July 3-27, 1991 -- Introductions '91: Jeremy Popelka - Glass Sculpture; Sana Krusoe - Ceramic Sculpture

Aug. 1-31, 1991 -- New Glass

Sept. 5-28, 1991 -- Diane Olivier - Works on Paper

Oct. 3-Nov. 2, 1991 -- Robert Turner - Master Works in Clay

Nov. 7-30, 1991 -- James Morris - New Sculpture and Drawings

Dec. 5-Jan. 11, 1991-92 -- Teapot Invitational

Feb. 6-29, 1992 -- John Gill - New Sculpture

Mar. 5-28, 1992 -- Beveryly Mayeri - New Ceramic Sculpture

Apr. 2-May 2, 1992 -- Hank Murta Adams - Glass Sculpture

May 7-30, 1992 -- Ruth Duckworth - Recent Work

June 4-27, 1992 -- Jack Earl - New Narrative Sculpture

July 2-Aug. 1, 1992 -- Introductions

Aug. 6-29, 1992 -- Therman Statom - New Sculpture, Glass Houses, Ladders, and Wall Pieces

Sept. 3-26, 1992 -- Jamie Walker - New Sculpture

Oct. 1-31, 1992 -- Jun Kaneko - Recent Sculpture

Nov. 5-28, 1992 -- Tony Hepburn - Recent Sculpture and Drawings

Dec. 3-Jan. 2, 1992-93 -- Annette Corcoran - Figurative Teapots

Dec. 5-Jan. 11, 1992-93 -- Teapot Invitational

Jan. 7-39, 1993 -- Robert Kehlmann - Drawings with Glass

Feb. 4-27, 1993 -- The Clay Figure

March 4-27, 1993 -- Glass Invitational

Apr. 1-May 1, 1993 -- James Morris - Ceramic Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings

May 6-29, 1993 -- Teapot Invitational

June 3-July 3, 1993 -- Hank Murta Adams - Sculpture

July 10-31, 1993 -- Introductions '93 - Daniel Goldstein, Metal Sculpture with Movement and Light

Sept. 9-Oct. 2, 1993 -- Robin Grebe, James Watkins - Recent Works in Glass

Oct. 7-30, 1993 -- Recent Sculpture - Rudy Autio, Jim Leedy

Nov. 4-27, 1993 -- Mark Lindquist - Recent Works

Dec. 2-Jan. 29, 1993-94 -- Clifford Rainey - New Sculpture, Drawings and Installation

Feb. 3-26, 1994 -- Clay Selections

Mar. 3-Apr. 2, 1994 -- Glass Invitational

Apr. 7-30, 1994 -- Beverly Mayeri - New Sculpture

May 5-28, 1994 -- William Morris - New Sculpture

June 2-July 2, 1994 -- John Gill, Louis Marak - Recent Work

July 7-30, 1994 -- Introductions '94 - Lawrence LaBianca, Gregory Roberts

Aug. 4-27, 1994 -- Teapot Invitational

Sept. 8-Oct 1, 1994 -- Ruth Duckworth - Recent Sculpture

Oct. 6-29, 1994 -- Michael Lucero - Dogs and Children

Nov. 3-26, 1994 -- Jun Kaneko - Recent Work

Dec. 1-Jan. 7, 1994-95 -- Annette Corcoran - New Work, A Bird in the Hand

Jan. 14-Feb. 25, 1995 -- Therman Statom - Northern Tide - Site-Specific Installation and Other Works

Mar. 2-Apr. 1, 1995 -- Stan Welsh - New Work

Apr. 6-29, 1995 -- Daniel Brice, David Tomb - Recent Drawings

May 4-27, 1995 -- Jack Earl - Narrative Sculpture

June 1-July 1, 1995 -- Hank Murta Adams - Sculpture

July 6-29, 1995 -- Introductions' 95 - Timothy Hower, Helene E. C. Linder

Aug. 3-Sept 2, 1995 -- Horse Show

Sept. 7-30, 1995 -- Charles Hobson: Clouds & Dreams - Variations on Longitude and Surrealism

Oct. 5-29, 1995 -- New Clay - Jeff Irwin, Annabeth Rosen

Nov. 2-Dec. 2, 1995 -- Jay Musler - Imaginary Evolution

Dec. 7-Jan. 27, 1995-96 -- Teapot Invitational

Feb. 1-Mar. 2, 1996 -- Jun Kaneko - Drawings and Sculpture

Mar. 7-30, 1996 -- Daniel Brice, Philip Cornelius and James Morris

Apr. 4-27, 1996 -- Beveryly Mayeri - New Work

May 2-June 1, 1996 -- Michael Lucero - Reclamation Series

June 6-29, 1996 -- Jim Melchert and Jamie Walker - "Affinities," Sculpture for the Garden

July 5-Aug. 3, 1996 -- Introductions '96 - Masako Miyata, Jenifer Wofford

Sept. 5-28, 1996 -- Hank Murta Adams, Pike Powers, James Watkins - Glass Sculpture

Oct. 3-Nov. 30, 1996 -- Gregory Roberts - Thirst

Nov. 7-30, 1996 -- Dog Show

Dec. 5-Feb. 1, 1996-97 -- Annette Corcoran - Icones Avium

Feb. 6-Mar. 1, 1997 -- Scott Chamberlin, Annabeth Rosen, Arnie Zimmerman

Mar. 6-Apr., 26, 1997 -- Therman Statom - Myths, Science and Nature

May 1-31, 1997 -- Doug Jeck - Men and Boys

June 5-July 5, 1997 -- Sculptors and Their Drawings - Rudy Autio, Jun Kaneko, & Michael Lucero

July 10-Aug. 2, 1997 -- Introductions '97 - Sean Fletcher, Patrick Hilferty, Cassandra Jones, Beth King

Aug. 7-30, 1997 -- Chris Silliman, Sergei Isupov - New Clay

Sept. 4-27, 1997 -- Charles Hobson: Lighthouse Legends - Works on Paper and Artist's Books

Oct. 2-Nov. 29, 1997 -- Clifford Rainey - "Homo Faber," New Sculpture

Dec. 4-Jan. 31, 1997-98 -- Teapot Invitational

Feb. 5-Mar. 28, 1998 -- Potent Images - Figurative Clay Sculpture

Apr. 2-May 2, 1998 -- Beveryly Mayeri - The Nature Series

May 7-June 27, 1998 -- Jun Kaneko - New Work

July 9-Aug. 1, 1998 -- Introductions '98 - Elizabeth Ennis, Susan L. Howard, Dharma Strasser

Aug. 6-28, 1998 -- The Dimensional Canvas - Painted Studio Glass

Sept. 3-25, 1998 -- New Work From Europe - Wouter Dam and Ken Eastman

Oct. 1-31, 1998 -- Richard Marquis - New Work

Nov. 5-28, 1998 -- Daniel Brice - New Work on Paper

Dec. 3-Jan. 30, 1998-99 -- Annette Corcoran - New Work

Jan. 7-30, 1999 -- Important Works in Clay and Glass

Feb. 4-27, 1999 -- Justin Hunter - Recent Paintings and Drawings; Lawrence LaBianca - Reconnection With Nature

Mar. 4-27, 1999 -- Annabeth Rosen - New Work

Apr. 1-30, 1999 -- Philip Cornelius - New Work

May 6-29, 1999 -- Doug Jeck - Recent Sculpture

June 3-30, 1999 -- Jean-Pierre Larocque - New Work

July 8-31, 1999 -- Introductions '99 - David King, Barbara Hashimoto

Aug. 5-31, 1999 -- Stephen Bradford - Figurative Sculpture, William Samios - New Paintings

Sept. 9-Oct. 30, 1999 -- Michael Lucero - Wonderland Series

Nov. 4-30, 1999 -- Steven Montgomery - Recent Sculpture

Dec. 2-Jan. 29, 1999-00 -- Therman Statom - New Glass Sculpture

Dec. 2-Jan. 29, 2000 -- Teapot Invitational

Feb. 3-29, 2000 -- Sergei Isupov, Gregory Roberts - New Sculpture

Mar. 2-31, 2000 -- Beverly Mayeri - New Sculpture

Apr. 6-29, 2000 -- Daniel Brice - Drawings

Mar. 2-May 20, 2000 -- Gallery Closing Sale
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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Collection Citation:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, circa 1964-2001 (bulk 1984-2000). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.doroweig, Series 2
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Ethel Katz papers

Creator:
Katz, Ethel, 1895-1989  Search this
Names:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Gallagher, Sears, 1869-1955  Search this
Hand, Patricia  Search this
Hee, Marjorie Wong  Search this
Schneider, Theophile, b. 1872  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1883-1974
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Ethel Katz date from 1883 to 1974 and measure 1.7 linear feet. The scattered papers include biographical material, correspondence, photographs, printed material, extensive sketches and sketchbooks, and writings.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and educator Ethel Katz date from 1883 to 1974 and measure 1.7 linear feet. The scattered papers include biographical material, correspondence, photographs, printed material, extensive sketches and sketchbooks, and writings.

Letters are from Katz's relatives in France, galleries, art organizations, and the Civil Defense Volunteer Office regarding her work during World War II. Other correspondents include her pupils and colleagues from the Art Students League, including Patricia Hand, Marjorie and Hon-Chew Hee, Jose Morales, and Stewart Klonis. One letter dated 1883 is from Katz's father, painter Theophile Schneider written upon arrival in the United States. Photographs depict Katz, her family, her friends, and her paintings, and Theophile Schneider. Writings are on art and include art supply lists and outlines for class lectures at the Art Students League. Katz's sketches, drawings and sketchbooks comprise the bulk of the collection, and include figure drawings and landscape sketches from the United States West, New England, and Eastern Canada. Works by others are by Isabel Bishop and Patricia Hand.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Ethel Katz (1895-1989) was a painter and educator active in New York City, New York. She was a longtime instructor at the Art Students League.

Ethel Katz was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1895 to painter Theophile Schneider, and Julia Schneibler. Katz began her formal art education at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, continued at the Art Students League, and completed a summer term in Colorado with Randall Davey. Katz returned to the Art Students League in 1943 where she taught Saturday classes for young adults and children. During World War II, Katz volunteered with the Greater New York Bureau of Arts and Decorations for the American Women's Voluntary Services and with the Civilian Defense Volunteer Office.

Katz produced many landscape paintings, inspired by her trips to Colorado and the United States West, New England, and Eastern Canada. Her works were exhibited at Midtown Galleries, Weyhe Galleries, and the New York Water Color Club among many others. She showed her work in a father and daughter exhibit at the Riverside Museum in 1938.
Provenance:
Ethel Katz donated her papers in several installments from 1972 to 1977.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Ethel Katz papers, 1883-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.katzethe
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Toys for Adults and Children

Collection Creator:
Fendrick Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 88, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972, 1979, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of unmicrofilmed material requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Fendrick Gallery records, 1952-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hospital for Sick Children Garden Show

Collection Creator:
Fendrick Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 63, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994-1995
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of unmicrofilmed material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Fendrick Gallery records, 1952-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hospital for Sick Children, Washington, D.C.

Collection Creator:
Fendrick Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 56, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of unmicrofilmed material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Fendrick Gallery records, 1952-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Greeting Card Collection

Source:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Creator:
Conn, Nat  Search this
Tolman, Sarah  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P. (Ruel Pardee), 1878-1954  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Christmas cards
Date:
1920-1980
Summary:
The collection consists of greeting cards, over 95% of them Christmas cards, received from the 1920s-1980s by two Washington, D.C. families, those of Ruel Tolman and Nat Conn.
A collection of greeting cards, over 95% of them Christmas cards, received from the 1920s-1970s by two Washington, D.C. families, those of Ruel Tolman and Nat Conn. Pictorial subject matter includes the categories listed below.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of greeting cards, over 95% of them Christmas cards, received from the 1920s-1980s by two Washington, D.C. families, those of Ruel Tolman and Nat Conn. The Christmas cards are rich in imagery and contain the following subjects: angels, bells, birds, candles, cats, dogs, carolers, carriages, churches, children, deer, family photographs (black and white and color), hearths/fireplaces, holly, houses/barns, hunting dogs, mailboxes, music, packages, ornaments, pine cones, poinsettia, politics, religious scenes (Three Wise Men, Madonna and Child, manager scenes), Santa Claus, ships/boats, snowmen, trees, and wreaths. Other occasions and holidays include anniversary, birthday, Easter, father's day, get well, Jewish holidays (Passover and Hanukah), military, mother's day, thank you's, and valentines day. There are some Christmas letters/messages that were either sent alone or were inserted into greeting cards. Many of the cards are printed with greetings such as "Holiday Greetings," "Happy Holidays," "New Year's Greetings," "Season's Greetings," "Noel," and "Peace". The foreign greeting cards consist of cards sent to the Tolman and Conn families from family and friends residing outside the United States. There are several empty envelopes lined with paper depicting Christmas images and the miscellaneous folder contains parts of greeting cards, many of which are missing photographs. The collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Christmas and Series 2; Other occasions.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into one series.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Christmas  Search this
Candles  Search this
Deer  Search this
Angels  Search this
Birds -- Pictorial works  Search this
Bells  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Genre/Form:
Christmas cards
Citation:
Greeting Card Collection, 1920-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0579
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Children

Collection Source:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Collection Creator:
Conn, Nat  Search this
Tolman, Sarah  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P. (Ruel Pardee), 1878-1954  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Greeting Card Collection, 1920-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Harp lute

Collector:
Judith Knight  Search this
Donor Name:
Judith Knight  Search this
Length:
58 cm
Width:
12 cm
Height:
14 cm
Culture:
Mitsogho (Tchogo)  Search this
Object Type:
Lute
Place:
Lambaréné, Moyen-Ogooué Province, Gabon, Africa
Accession Date:
13 Jan 2010
Collection Date:
May 2009
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2050990
USNM Number:
E434694-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38c2b8bea-8727-4ed3-a8d8-9f21a5330f85
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Nest Of 4 Baskets

Collector:
James G. Swan  Search this
Donor Name:
James G. Swan  Search this
Height - Object:
39 cm
Culture:
Haida  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) / Graham Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America
Accession Date:
21 Dec 1883
Collection Date:
July 1883
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
013804
USNM Number:
E88965-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/382511c22-2b45-4ba2-8dd3-089bd0e0dd88
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Covered Basket

Collector:
Lt. U S N Howard B. Hutchinson  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. U S N Howard B. Hutchinson  Search this
Height - Object:
8.5 cm
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Attu Island / Chichagof Bay, Aleutian Islands / Attu Quad, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
11 Jun 1976
Collection Date:
1935
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
323161
USNM Number:
E417767-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a6ca22df-1c5d-412f-a6ea-c9a7f061bdbe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8449475
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