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George Pepper: Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 265, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Oct 1904
Scope and Contents:
Correspondents: Benjamin Talbot Babbitt Hyde, E.P. Ripley, George Gustav Heye, George Lentz, William C. Orchard, Henry Switzer, John Lorenzo Hubbell, Mary Schenck Woolman, G. Carlisle Breckenridge, Hermon C. Bumpus, Harlan Smith, Emily de Forest, Adolph Bandelier, John W. Winser, Homer Sargent, John H. Cobbs, Marshall Saville.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv48fbc492d-4f5e-4eda-beef-055aaa6311ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref16029
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George Pepper: Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 265, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May-Jun 1904
Scope and Contents:
Correspondents: Albert Grignard, W.C. Witte, Zelia Nuttall, L.O. Howard, A. Froidevaux, C.H. Townsend, Charles H. Ward, John H. Cobbs, Charles Lummis, W. J. Andrus, W. J. McGee, William H. Goodyear, E. Snyder, Thomas S. Dozier, Frederick W. Hodge, Luis Garcia Pimental, T. Mitchell Prudden, Richard Dodge, Frederic Ward Putnam, Homer Sargent, George Dorsey, Frank Stowger, John Frederick Huckel, William Henry Holmes, Charles C. Willoughby, Nicolas Leon, D. McGuire.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4c4243012-0be8-497d-8de3-586fccf633a3
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George Pepper: Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 266, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Mar-Apr 1905
Scope and Contents:
Correspondents: W. J. Andrus, Mary E Robbins, J. McKeen Cattell, Marion Hurlbert, Anita Earl, Zelia Nuttall, Albert Grignard, Frederic Ward Putnam, Edgar L. Hewett, Wilhelm (Guillermo) Bauer, G. Armeny, Mary Schenk Woolman, Helen Leah Reed, Thomas Dozier, John H. Cobbs, Hermon C. Bumpus, L.H. Brittin, John Lorenzo Hubbell, George Gustav Heye, Benjamin Talbot Babbitt Hyde, G.E. Kastengren, Frederick W. Hodge, Alfred L. Kroeber, Emily de Forest, Charles C. Willoughby, Franz Boas, William L. Brown, L.O. Howard,E.S. Belknap.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv461761ea4-38fd-4758-89d9-76e71be47c16
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George Pepper: Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 266, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Sep 1905
Scope and Contents:
Correspondents: George Lentz, J.F. Arthur, Frederick W. Hodge, C.H. Dye, D.M. Ellis, H. Stadthagen, John Lorenzo Hubbell, C.D. Pickering, Lowdermilk & Co., Otis T. Mason, Pat Ryan, L.H. Brittin, Lincoln National Bank, L.O. Howard, Bennett Bishop, Arthur D. Pickering, Howard Clarke, J.E. Linde, Frederic Ward Putnam, Frederic Landsberg, William L. Brown, T. Mitchell Prudden, Zelia Nuttall, G.W. Geisel, J. Walter Fewkes, Wilhelm (Guillermo) Bauer, John H. Cobbs, Clarence B. Moore, George Grant MacCurdy, Francis E. Vaughan.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv41dccfea2-36bb-45c8-aa56-6f31f72d6f3b
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Allyn Cox papers, 1856-1982

Creator:
Cox, Allyn, 1896-1982  Search this
Subject:
Bishop, Warner  Search this
Bayley, John Barrington  Search this
Conrad, Arthur  Search this
Cassio, Fabrizio  Search this
Cox, Louise Howland King  Search this
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
Frost, Stuart  Search this
DeWitt, Roscoe  Search this
Shutze, Philip Trammell  Search this
Schwengel, Fred  Search this
Lay, Charles Downing  Search this
Laning, Edward  Search this
Harbeson, John F. ((John Frederick))  Search this
Keller, Deane  Search this
Keally, Francis  Search this
Lamb, Adrian  Search this
Young, Clifford  Search this
MacDonald, Pirie  Search this
Cox, Ethel  Search this
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Park Club of Kalamazoo  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Capitol Historical Society  Search this
American Battle Monuments Commission  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Commission of the City of New York  Search this
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Dumbarton Oaks  Search this
George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Alexandria, Va.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9398
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211595
AAA_collcode_coxally
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211595
Online Media:

Major John Wesley Powell

Author:
Sawyer ?  Search this
Subject:
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Place:
United States
America
Date:
c. 1890s
Topic:
Anthropologists  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Expeditions  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Territorial expansion  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Standard number:
94-12600
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8315

Landscape Painting by William Henry Holmes

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Date:
c. 1920
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
Art--History  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Painting  Search this
Art--United States  Search this
Artists  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Standard number:
8022 or MAH-8022
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9102

Smithsonian Centennial Exhibit, NCFA

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927  Search this
Smithsonian Gallery of Art  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Natural History Building  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
1946
Topic:
Carow, Wilford Seymour  Search this
Smithsonian Centennial Exhibition  Search this
Art--Exhibitions  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Standard number:
37443-F or MAH-37443F
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9541

Major John Wesley Powell

Author:
Sawyer ?  Search this
Subject:
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Place:
America
Date:
c. 1870s
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Explorations and Expeditions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Standard number:
2002-12170
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10065

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1941
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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:
Katherine Schmidt papers, circa 1922-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Katherine Schmidt papers
Katherine Schmidt papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e1ec1a5e-7ff9-425e-8d82-ff5dc2f7f514
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schmkath-ref16
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Allyn Cox papers

Creator:
Cox, Allyn, 1896-1982  Search this
Names:
American Battle Monuments Commission  Search this
Art Commission of the City of New York  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Dumbarton Oaks  Search this
George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Alexandria, Va.)  Search this
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Park Club of Kalamazoo  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Capitol Historical Society  Search this
Bayley, John Barrington, 1914-1981  Search this
Bishop, Warner  Search this
Cassio, Fabrizio  Search this
Conrad, Arthur  Search this
Cox, Ethel  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Cox, Louise Howland King, 1865-1945  Search this
DeWitt, Roscoe, 1894-1975  Search this
Frost, Stuart  Search this
Harbeson, John F., 1888-1986 ((John Frederick))  Search this
Keally, Francis, 1889-1978  Search this
Keller, Deane, 1901-1992  Search this
Lamb, Adrian  Search this
Laning, Edward, 1906-1981  Search this
Lay, Charles Downing, 1877-1956  Search this
MacDonald, Pirie, 1867-1942  Search this
Schwengel, Fred, 1907-1993  Search this
Shutze, Philip Trammell  Search this
Young, Clifford, 1905-  Search this
Extent:
11 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Date:
1856-1982
Summary:
The papers of New York, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. painter and muralist Allyn Cox measure 11 linear feet and date from 1856-1982. The collection documents Cox's personal and professional life through biographical material, family and general correspondence, writings and notes, research material, printed material, sketchbooks and loose sketches, and photographs. Photographs are of Cox at work, the Cox family, including Kenyon and Louise Cox, Cox's friends and colleagues, events, and Cox's artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. painter and muralist Allyn Cox measure 11 linear feet and date from 1856-1982. The collection documents Cox's personal and professional life through biographical material, family and general correspondence, writings and notes, research material, printed material, sketchbooks and loose sketches, and photographs. Photographs are of Cox at work, the Cox family, including Kenyon and Louise Cox, Cox's friends and colleagues, events, and Cox's artwork.

Biographical material includes family birth, death, and marriage certificates, and passports for Cox and his wife Ethel, whom he married in 1927; professional membership cards, awards and certificates; records related to sales of furnishings from the Cox family home in Essex, Massachusetts; and an untranscribed interview of Cox by Tony Janak of NBC TV.

Cox's family correspondence is primarily with his mother, Louise Cox. Also found is correspondence with Cox's sister, Caroline Cox Lansing, and his brother Leonard Cox and Leonard's wife, Sylvia, and letters from Ethel Cox to her mother. Additional correspondence relating to the disposition of Kenyon Cox''s artwork and archives to various institutions, can also be found here.

General correspondence documents Cox's career and professional relationships with artists and architects, including John Barrington Bayley, Fabrizio Cassio, Arthur Conrad, Roscoe DeWitt, Stuart Frost, John Harbeson, Francis Keally, Adrian Lamb, Edward Laning, Charles Downing Lay, Deane Keller, Philip Trammell Shutze, and Cliff Young; art institutions and organizations including the Art Commission of the City of New York, the Art Students League, Dumbarton Oaks, the National Society of Mural Painters, and the Smithsonian Institution; federal, state and local government agencies including the American Battle Monuments Commission, the Architect of the Capitol, and the General Grant National Memorial; members of Congress including founder of the United States Capitol Historical Society, Representative Fred Schwengel; and private social clubs in which Cox was active, including the Century Association, the Cosmopolitan Club and the Cosmos Club. Correspondence documents Cox's most well known commissions including work for the George Washington Masonic National Memorial and the United States Capitol, as well as work for many private clients including banks and residences.

Also found are typescripts, manuscripts and notes for Cox's lectures, as well as Ethel Cox's diary from 1923-1936 and her diary excerpt from 1955. Ten folders of research files, consisting primarily of clippings, comprise Cox's source material. Additional printed material provides scattered documentation of Cox's career through announcements and catalogs, and magazine and newspaper articles written by him or about his work. Also found is one folder of clippings about Kenyon Cox.

Four sketchbooks and circa twenty-two loose animal, figure, architectural and landscape sketches comprise Cox's artwork, in addition to two 1943 sketches Cox entered into a War Department mural competition. Also found is an 1873 sketchbook of Kenyon Cox, with sketches of people and scenes in Ohio.

Photographs are of Cox from childhood to the 1980s; his family, including parents, siblings, and grandparents; friends including Philip Trammell Shutze and Warner Bishop; family residences; artist models; events; and artwork, including many of Cox's commissions. In addition to photographic prints, slides, and negatives, the series includes vintage formats such as an ambrotype, 8 tintypes, 2 cyanotypes, and a platinum print. Of particular note are circa 16 photos of Kenyon Cox, one taken by Pirie MacDonald and three of him teaching a class at the Art Students League, and a series of circa 1906 photos taken in a garden, of Louise and Kenyon Cox with their children and others. Also found are 10 glass plate negatives of artwork by Cox.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and are closed to researchers.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1916-1982 (0.33 linear feet; Boxes 1, 12)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1878-1982 (6.74 linear feet; Boxes 1-7, 12)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1919-1982 (0.58 linear feet; Boxes 7-8)

Series 4: Research Files, circa 1950s-circa 1970s (0.25 linear feet; Box 8)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1920s-1982 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 8-9)

Series 6: Sketchbooks and Sketches, 1873-circa 1978 (0.25 linear feet; Box 9, OVs 13-14)

Series 7: Photographs, 1856-circa 1980 (2.25 linear feet; Boxes 9-12, OV 13)
Biographical / Historical:
New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C. painter and muralist, Allyn Cox (1896-1982), was born in New York City to artists Kenyon and Louise Cox. Cox first trained as his father's assistant, serving as an apprentice to Kenyon Cox during the painting of the murals at the Wisconsin State Capitol, circa 1912. He attended the National Academy of Design from 1910-1915, and the Art Student's League with George Bridgman in 1915. In 1916 he was awarded the Prix de Rome and subsequently studied at the American Academy in Rome for 2 years before returning to New York City to begin a career in mural painting.

Cox completed numerous murals and decorative paintings for private residences, businesses, churches, and public buildings. Some of his most famous commissions included murals for the Royal Arch Room and Memorial Hall of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia; the Law School at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville; and the William A. Clark Memorial Library at the University of California, Los Angeles; panels for the National City Bank, the Continental Bank, and the Guaranty Trust Company in New York; and glass mosaics and inlaid stone maps for the United States Military Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg.

Cox is best known for his work in the United States Capitol, beginning in 1952 when he undertook a congressional commission to restore and complete the murals in in the Capitol rotunda begun by Constantino Brumidi and Filipo Costaggini in 1878. Over the course of the next two decades Cox, now residing in Washington, D.C., restored the Frieze of American History and the Apotheosis of Washington in the Rotunda, and designed murals for three first-floor corridors in the Capitol's House wing, now known as the Cox Corridors. Assisted by Cliff Young, Cox completed painting for two of these corridors before his death. In 1958 Cox also painted a portrait of Henry Clay for the Senate Reception Room and in 1975 completed a mural depicting the 1969 moon landing in the Brumidi Corridor.

Cox taught at the Art Students League in 1940 and 1941, and was active in professional organizations throughout his career. He served as President of the American Artists Professional League and the National Society of Mural Painters, and Vice President of both the Fine Arts Federation and the New York Architectural League. He was a member of the board of the New York Municipal Art Society and served on the the New York City Art Commission.

Cox retired in March 1982 at the age of 86 and died the following September.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Allyn Cox papers relating to U.S. Capitol murals, 1970-1974, donated by the Committee on House Administration, via Cindy Szady in 1981. Papers include a resume; a cost estimate by Cox for designing and executing mural decorations in the U.S. Capitol, 1970; a letter, 1974, from the Office of the Architect of the Capitol to the Capitol Historical Society enclosing photocopies of printed material pertinent to the unveiling and dedication of the Capitol rotunda frieze in 1954; miscellaneous printed material, 1971-1974; and 15 photographs of the murals in the Capitol.
Provenance:
The bulk of the Allyn Cox papers was donated in 1977 and 1983 by the Estate of Allyn Cox, Stephen M. Pulsifer, Exectuor, including material that had been loaned for microfiliming in 1969. Two mural sketches were donated by the Essex County Greenbelt Association in 1984.
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. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and are not served to researchers. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Allyn Cox papers, 1856-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.coxally
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Allyn Cox papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90c9efb57-6d34-4007-ad8a-8ce4b40537fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coxally
Online Media:

Volkmar Wentzel Papers

Photographer:
Wentzel, Volkmar Kurt, 1915-2006  Search this
Extent:
59 Items (items (5 linear ft.), 20 x 24 or smaller)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Typescripts
Papers
Place:
Ajanta Caves (India)
Ellora Caves (India)
Khajuraho (India)
Fatehpur Sikri (India)
Lal Qila (Delhi, India)
Date:
1947-1994
Scope and Contents:
Papers, 1947-1994, of photographer and author Volkmar Kurt Wentzel, regarding a two year survey conducted for the National Geographic Society during 1946-1947, to visually document caves, temples, and sculpture of India, including: his typescript draft (photocopy), [after 1946], written for the National Geographic Magazine on the Ajanta and Ellora temples; a proof, 1953, of his article entitled "India's Sculptured Temple Caves"; a lecture typescript entitle "A Walter Mitty Fantasy," presented to the Literary Society, 1994, along with a brochure and checklist for his related exhibition of photographs of Indian rock-cut temples and sculptures held at the Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.; and 54 photographs, silver prints and five cibachromes, 1947, many signed by the photographer, dated, and captioned. Photographs depict the temples, sculpture, and frescoes of Ellora, Ajanta, Khajuraho, Halebid, Fatehpur Sikri, and Red Fort ,Delhi.
Arrangement:
Records; Organized in four boxes ; Arranged by form of material: Boxes 1-3: Photographs. Box 4: Typescript, Brochure, Printed Material, Photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Volkmar Kurt Wentzel (1915-2006) was an accomplished photographer, particularly in the 1940's. Born in Dresden, Germany, he emigrated to the United States at around the age of 20 and immediately began work as a photojournalist at Underwood and Underwood. He served as an aerial photographer and photo-intelligence officer during World War II. After the war he spent extensive time photographing Ladakh (western Tibet), Nepal, and India. He photographed widely in the United States, Europe, and Africa as well. He wrote and documented photographically cave temples in India as a correspondent for the National Geographic Society between 1946-1946. He received many accolades for his photography and has exhibited his work both in the United States and abroad.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1998.02
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Cave temples  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Color -- Reproductions
Typescripts
Papers
Identifier:
FSA.A1998.02
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3bffecb53-78fe-4094-9d75-47d3b5e68e29
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1998-02

Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.) [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_105353

Celebration of the Eighty-sixth Anniversary of the Birth of Leonhard Stejneger, 1851-1937

Subject:
Morgenstierne, Wilhelm b. 1887  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872  Search this
Fisher, A. K (Albert Kenrick) 1856-1948  Search this
Mann, William M. 1886-1960  Search this
Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Wright, Albert Hazen 1879-  Search this
Stiles, Charles Wardell 1867-1941  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian  Search this
United States Signal Service  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages : 12
Type:
Classification
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Norway
Date:
1937
Topic:
Biography  Search this
Biology  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Animals  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Herpetologists  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Herpetology  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Taxonomists  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, DC: W. F. Roberts Co.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11241

Founders of the Cosmos Club of Washington, 1878

Author:
Crosette, George  Search this
Subject:
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1966
Topic:
Professional associations  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C. Cosmos Club
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2762

Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887)

Author:
Rosenberger, Homer Tope 1908-  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Date:
February 1957
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2782

I Have Considered the Days

Author:
Adler, Cyrus 1863-1940  Search this
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Natural History Building  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Gallery of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building Children's Room  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Place:
United States
Date:
1941
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Art--History  Search this
Biography  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Judaism  Search this
Langley Aerodrome  Search this
Langley Aerodrome Tests  Search this
Libraries and museums  Search this
Library science  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Building  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Publisher:
Philadelphia The Jewish Publication Society of America
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2921

Memories of the Smithsonian

Author:
Benjamin, Marcus 1857-1932  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Gill, Theodore Nicholas  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Rhees, William Jones 1830-1907  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Weather Bureau  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 461-472
Date:
May 1917
Topic:
Learned institutions and societies  Search this
Management--Museums  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2963

A Record of the Testimonial Banquet to Dr. Theodore N. Gill, Washington, D.C., Cosmos Club, December Thirteenth, 1912

Subject:
Gill, Theodore Nicholas  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Date:
1912
Topic:
Biography  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C. Press of W.F. Roberts Co
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3444

The Cosmos Club of Washington: A Centennial History, 1878-1978

Author:
Washburn, Wilcomb E  Search this
Subject:
McGee, W. J. 1853-1912  Search this
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Howard, Leland Ossian  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Coville, Frederick V  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Oehser, Paul H  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Date:
1978
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C. The Cosmos Club
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3602

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