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Nelson and Henry C. White research material, circa 1851-1961

Creator:
White, Nelson C. (Nelson Cooke), 1900-1989  Search this
White, Henry Cooke, 1861-1952  Search this
Subject:
Thayer, Emma B.  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore  Search this
Thayer, William Henry  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Thayer, Gladys  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang  Search this
Kaup, Elizabeth Dewing  Search this
Fantin-Latour, Henri  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Taber, E. M.  Search this
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Williams, George Alfred  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey)  Search this
Thayer, Kate Bloede  Search this
Currier, Elizabeth  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Currier, J. Frank (Joseph Frank),  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Barnard, George Grey  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance  Search this
Tryon Art Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Art  Search this
Protective coloration (Biology)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9351
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211547
AAA_collcode_whitnels
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211547
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Oral history interview with Nancy Douglas Bowditch, 1974 January 30

Interviewee:
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas, 1890-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Volk, Douglas  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Pearmain, William Robert  Search this
Twain, Mark  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11972
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212539
AAA_collcode_bowdit74
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212539
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Abbo Ostrowsky papers, 1905-1976

Creator:
Ostrowsky, Abbo, 1889-1975  Search this
Subject:
Grossman, Elias  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Blume, Peter  Search this
Lozowick, Louis  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Jackinson, Leo  Search this
Anderson, Maxwell  Search this
Educational Alliance Art School (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bezalel Art Society of America  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6976
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209105
AAA_collcode_ostrabbo
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209105

Albert Pinkham Ryder collection, 1869-1927

Creator:
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917  Search this
Subject:
Fitzpatrick, Louise  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Fitzpatrick, Charles  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8391
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210565
AAA_collcode_rydealbp
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210565

Joseph Lindon Smith papers, 1647-1965, bulk 1873-1965

Creator:
Smith, Joseph Lindon, 1863-1950  Search this
Subject:
James, Henry  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph),  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Smith, Corinna Lindon  Search this
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Sir  Search this
Loring, Charles Greely  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart  Search this
Ross, Denm an Waldo  Search this
Carson, Kit  Search this
Académie Julian  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Art, Ancient  Search this
Art  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Historical drama  Search this
Community theater  Search this
Art, Egyptian  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8473
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210649
AAA_collcode_smitjose
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210649
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William Robert Pearmain and Pearmain family papers, 1888-1955

Creator:
Pearmain, William Robert, 1888-1912  Search this
Subject:
Dole, Charles F. (Charles Fletcher),  Search this
Sanger, Margaret  Search this
Pearmain, Jack  Search this
Sanger, William  Search this
Pearmain, Margaret  Search this
Berkman, Alexander  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne  Search this
Trautmann, W. E. (William Ernst),  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Upton, Sarah  Search this
Pearmain, Mary  Search this
Pearmain, Alice  Search this
Brooks, John Graham  Search this
Pearmain, Summer  Search this
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas  Search this
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8812
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210997
AAA_collcode_pearwill
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210997
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Barbara Rose papers, 1962-circa 1969

Creator:
Rose, Barbara, 1938-  Search this
Subject:
McShine, Kynaston  Search this
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Davis, Jim  Search this
Wesselmann, Tom  Search this
Bowles, John  Search this
Taylor, Edward Silverstone  Search this
McCracken, John  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Myers, John Bernard  Search this
Kauffman, Craig  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Padovano, Anthony  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Bladen, Ronald  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Hare, David  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Lye, Len  Search this
Meier, Richard  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Wasserman, Tamara E.  Search this
Rexroth, Kenneth  Search this
Bierman, A. K. (Arthur Kalmer),  Search this
Bannard, Walter Darby  Search this
Rudolph, Paul  Search this
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
Di Suvero, Mark  Search this
Mundt, Ernest Karl  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Judd, Donald C. (Donald Clarence)  Search this
Sandler, Irving  Search this
De Forest, Roy  Search this
Frazier, Charles  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel  Search this
Murray, Robert  Search this
Mack, Heinz  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Davis, Ronald  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Lefebre, John  Search this
Piene, Otto  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Locks, Seymour  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art critics  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9961
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212633
AAA_collcode_rosebarb
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212633
Online Media:

Milch Gallery records, 1911-1995

Creator:
Milch Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Barrymore, Lionel  Search this
Milch, Albert  Search this
Laufman, Sidney  Search this
Gaspard, Leon  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Trebilcock, Paul  Search this
Pearson, Ralph M.  Search this
Sample, Paul Starrett  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing  Search this
Genth, Lillian Mathilde  Search this
Rungius, Carl Clemens Moritz  Search this
Romano, Umberto Roberto  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
DeCamp, Joseph  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney),  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier  Search this
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward  Search this
Haskell, Ernest  Search this
Bohm, Max  Search this
Kronberg, Louis  Search this
Pollet, Joseph C.  Search this
Ochtman, Leonard  Search this
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur  Search this
Murphy, John Francis  Search this
Dehn, Adolf Arthur  Search this
Azzaretti, Faust  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander  Search this
Appel, Marianne  Search this
Nagler, Edith Kroger  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Albee, Grace  Search this
Linde, Ossip L.  Search this
Barr, Norman  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Blakelock, Ralph Albert  Search this
Barlow, Myron  Search this
Ascher, Mary G. (Mary Goldman)  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
Ryerson, Margery A.  Search this
Dessar, Louis Paul  Search this
Waugh, Frederick Judd  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Pugh, Mabel  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard  Search this
Beal, Reynolds  Search this
Congdon, William  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
De Groot, Adelaide Milton  Search this
Adams, Wayman  Search this
Hart, George Overbury  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Woodward, Stanley Wingate  Search this
Bosa, Louis  Search this
Moffett, Ross E.  Search this
Lutz, Dan  Search this
Flagg, James Montgomery  Search this
Sawyer, Wells Moses  Search this
Cheffetz, Asa  Search this
Duncan, Charles  Search this
Katz, A. Raymond (Alexander Raymond)  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Lawson, Ernest  Search this
Browne, George Elmer  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F.  Search this
Heinz, Charles  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Gregory, Waylande  Search this
Chamberlain, Samuel  Search this
Eakins, Susan Hannah Macdowell  Search this
White, Henry Cooke  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Ballin, Hugo  Search this
Gallagher, Sears  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Barmore, Charles  Search this
Woodward, Robert Strong  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Etnier, Stephen  Search this
Baumann, Gustave  Search this
Baer, Martin  Search this
Dike, Phil  Search this
Crane, Bruce  Search this
Burr, George Elbert  Search this
Fuchs, Emil  Search this
Carroll, John  Search this
Moran, Thomas  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)  Search this
Judson, Alice  Search this
Zucker, Jacques  Search this
Blanch, Lucile Lundquist  Search this
Halpert, Samuel  Search this
Wiggins, Carleton  Search this
Anderson, Karl  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Metcalf, Willard Leroy  Search this
Breckenridge, Hugh H. (Hugh Henry)  Search this
Fechin, Nikolai Ivanovich  Search this
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Acheson, Alice  Search this
Adams, Charles L.  Search this
Farnsworth, Jerry  Search this
Sterner, Albert  Search this
Milch, Edward  Search this
Fredenthal, David  Search this
Christy, Howard Chandler  Search this
Twachtman, John Henry  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Gregory, John  Search this
MacRae, Emma Fordyce  Search this
Vonnoh, Robert William  Search this
Ritschel, William  Search this
Parshall, DeWitt  Search this
Meyerowitz, William  Search this
Kalish, Max  Search this
Heerman, Norbert Leo  Search this
Barr, Charles H.  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling  Search this
Lever, Hayley  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry  Search this
Myers, Jerome  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis)  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott  Search this
Hennings, E. Martin  Search this
Burlin, Paul  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Fenton, Beatrice  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Blackburn, Morris  Search this
Buck, Claude  Search this
Pleissner, Ogden M. (Ogden Minton)  Search this
Hopkinson, Charles  Search this
Oberteuffer, Karl Amiard  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Ireland, Leroy  Search this
Donoho, Gaines Ruger  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Ufer, Walter  Search this
Shapiro, David  Search this
Blanch, Arnold  Search this
Kingman, Dong  Search this
Fitzgerald, James  Search this
Davey, Randall  Search this
Butler, Howard Russell  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi  Search this
Aiken, Charles Avery  Search this
Schofield, Walter Elmer  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8207
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210378
AAA_collcode_milcgall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210378
Online Media:

Charles Webster and Marion Campbell Hawthorne papers, 1870-1983

Creator:
Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1870 or 1872-1930 or 1932  Search this
Hawthorne, Marion Campbell, 1870-1945  Search this
Subject:
Gellatly, John  Search this
Stillman, Joy  Search this
Geiger, Caroline  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Polasek, Albin  Search this
Campbell, Harry N.  Search this
Morrow, Julie Mathilde  Search this
Beachcombers (Organization)  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Cape Cod School of Art  Search this
Topic:
Artists' models  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Painting  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9007
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211196
AAA_collcode_hawtchar
Theme:
Diaries
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211196

[Lippincott, Inc. photographs], 1968-1977 and [undated]

Creator:
Lippincott, Inc  Search this
Everett, Roxanne  Search this
Subject:
Morris, Robert  Search this
Meadmore, Clement Lyon  Search this
Yamasaki, Minoru  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
McKee, David  Search this
Indiana, Robert  Search this
Sugarman, George  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth  Search this
Breer, Robert C. (Robert Carlton)  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Rosati, James  Search this
Murray, Robert  Search this
Samaras, Lucas  Search this
Myers, Forrest Warden  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Doty, Robert M.  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Photography of sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9147
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211341
AAA_collcode_ippinc
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211341

Nancy Douglas Bowditch and Brush Family papers, circa 1860-1985

Creator:
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas, 1890-1979  Search this
Subject:
Clemens, Jane Lampton  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Pearmain, William Robert  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
White, Nelson C. (Nelson Cooke)  Search this
Parrish, Stephen Maxfield  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6782
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208908
AAA_collcode_bowdnanc
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208908
Online Media:

Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records, 1883-1962, bulk 1885-1940

Creator:
Carnegie Institute. Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Hassam, Childe  Search this
East, Alfred  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Beatty, John Wesley  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Church, Samuel Harden  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Alexander, John White  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Depressions  Search this
Fascism  Search this
Art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Spain  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7343
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209496
AAA_collcode_carninst
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209496
Online Media:

Barry Faulkner papers, circa 1858-1973

Creator:
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Subject:
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Gibran, Kahlil  Search this
Tonetti, Mary Lawrence  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Bynner, Witter  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
White, Lawrence Grant  Search this
Fraser, James Earle  Search this
Gugler, Eric  Search this
Smith, Joseph Lindon  Search this
Grimes, Frances  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield  Search this
Twain, Mark  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Young, Mahonri Sharp  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Platt, Charles A.  Search this
MacDowell Colony  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Artist colonies  Search this
New Hampshire  Search this
Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8105
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210276
AAA_collcode_faulbarr
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210276
Online Media:

William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901

Creator:
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Godwin, Parke, 1816-1904  Search this
Subject:
Cranch, Christopher Pearse  Search this
Edmonds, Francis William  Search this
Jefferson, Joseph  Search this
Benson, Eugene  Search this
Adams, Herbert  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Miller, Charles Henry  Search this
Thompson, Cephas Giovanni  Search this
Dix, Charles Temple  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
Noble, Louis L.  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon  Search this
Bispham, William  Search this
Smillie, James David  Search this
Hall, George Henry  Search this
Hutton, Lawrence  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)  Search this
Laurence, Samuel  Search this
Robbins, Horace Wolcott  Search this
Alexander, John White  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby)  Search this
White, Edwin D.  Search this
Ehninger, John Whetten  Search this
Mayer, Frank Blackwell  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Lippincott, William H. (William Henry),  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Noble, Thomas Satterwhite  Search this
O'Donovan, William Rudolph  Search this
Taylor, Bayard  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison)  Search this
Howland, Alfred Cornelius  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Rowse, Samuel Worcester  Search this
Brown, George Loring  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Brackett, Edward Augustus  Search this
Cozzens, Frederic S. (Frederic Swartwout),  Search this
Wood, Thomas Waterman  Search this
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Greenough, Horatio  Search this
Lang, Louis  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Thompson, Launt  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9868
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212369
AAA_collcode_bryawill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212369

Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection

Topic:
Landscape architecture
Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
44.5 Cubic feet (4,317 glass negatives. 363 film negatives. 182 glass lantern slides. 12 photograph albums. 56 plans and drawings. 3 monographs. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Blueprints
Albums
Plans (drawings)
Lantern slides
Date:
1899-1964
Summary:
The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and 3 monographs by or about Sears.
Scope and Contents note:
The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and monographs by or about Sears. Several of the glass lantern slides are duplicates of glass plate negatives in the collection. They apparently were chosen by Sears to illustrate some of his best design work, perhaps for lecture or client purposes.

In addition, there are 56 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They range in date from 1917 to 1937 and from 1955 to 1964. Sears photographed some of his early plans; they are included in with the photographic images. Sears also photographed a handful of design plans by landscape architect Sibley Coslett Smith who practiced in Providence, Rhode Island; Sears and Smith shared the same business address there.

The Thomas Warren Sears Collection does not fully document the extent of Sears' design work. The use of glass plate negatives—which make up the bulk of the Thomas Warren Sears Collection—as a photography medium waned sometime during the first quarter of the twentieth century. As a result, the images in the Sears Collection capture examples of Sears' early to mid-career design work but they do not include jobs designed by Sears during the latter half of his design career.
Arrangement note:
The glass plate negatives were originally housed in numerous cardboard boxes manufactured for the sale of undeveloped glass plate negatives. Sears annotated the outside of the boxes with project or client names and/or locations, but the contents do not always match these labels. In addition, because very few of the glass plate negatives and lantern slides were labeled or captioned, it is not always evident where one job ended and another began if multiple projects were stored in the same carton. As a result, there are many instances in the Sears Collection where images have been inadvertently mislabeled because their identification is not apparent. Misidentified images are subject to correction as their proper identification is discovered. Each project has been assigned its own unique AAG job number based on its geographic origin. Those groups of images that have not been identified as to their location have been assigned a project number starting with 'SRS.' The collection is arranged into 3 series: 1) Photographic images (including glass plate negatives, film negatives, glass lantern slides, and photograph albums) 2) Plans and Drawings 3) Monographs
Biographical/Historical note:
Thomas Warren Sears was born in 1880 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1903 and Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture from the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard in 1906. Sears was an amateur photographer who won awards for his photography while at Harvard. In 1915 his images were published in the monograph, Parish Churches of England. After graduation he worked for the firm of Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects for two years and then briefly practiced in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1913, Sears established a landscape design office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he spent the remainder of his professional career. Sears at one point was in a professional partnership; some of his design plans list the firm name of Sears and Wendell. He was made a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1921.

Sears designed many different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments. His designs were primarily located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. Just a few of his private landscapes include Marengo in Easton, Maryland; Sunnybrook, the Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. estate in Radnor, Pennsylvania; and Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland. In 1915, Sears started work on Reynolda, a country estate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He generated design plans for the property intermittently over the next two decades. Reynolda's formal gardens, greenhouses, and acres of fields and woodlands subsequently became part of Wake Forest University.

During World War I, Sears designed Army camps in Battle Creek, Michigan and Spartanburg, South Carolina. He also helped lay out Langley Field, at that time an experimental aviation field in Hampton Roads, Virginia. In the 1940s, Sears designed the amphitheater at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania for concerts, outdoor performances, and other special events. During that decade he also worked on Colonial Revival gardens at Pennsbury, William Penn's country estate in Bucks County, Pennsylvania located by the Delaware River. Sears retired in 1964 and died in 1966.
Related Archival Materials note:
The Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project (PAB), administered by The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, includes references to design projects by Sears.

Harvard University's Loeb Library includes a number of images by Sears, some of them documenting gardens that he designed.

Harvard University's Fine Arts Library, Special Collections includes a collection of photographs and negatives of English parish churches by Sears, c. 1908. Some of the images were published in the monograph, Parish Churches of England.

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina includes plans by Sears of Reynolda in its Estate Archives.
Provenance:
Gift of Eleanor Sears Tibbetts, Sears' daughter, to the Horticulture Services Division (later Smithsonian Gardens) in 1992.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
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Gardens -- United States  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Negatives
Blueprints
Albums
Plans (drawings)
Lantern slides
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-srs
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Portrait of Chief George Forest Custalow

Collection Creator:
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Collection Source:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Mattaponi  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1918
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor portrait of Mattaponi Chief George Forest Custalow, wearing a white shirt, bow tie and three-piece dark suit, posed in front of the window with shutters of a clapboard structure on the Mattaponi Reservation, Virginia.
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:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frank Speck photograph collection, Photo Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.032, Item N12775
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Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection
Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection / Series 9: Virginia and Maryland: Rappahannock, Chickahominy, Pamunkey, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Potomac, Accomac, Powhatan / 9.4: Mattaponi
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-032-ref842

Working with Indigenous Peoples to Protect Forests in Panama

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-02-02T18:59:52Z
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Living on the Edge: Mangroves

Creator:
Smithsonian TMON  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2016-09-07T15:29:21Z
Topic:
Natural History;Marine biology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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MarineGeo
YouTube Channel:
MarineGeo
Data Source:
Smithsonian TMON
EDAN-URL:
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Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI)

Creator:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-04-07T18:04:52Z
Topic:
Tropics;Biology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism  Search this
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TheSmithsonianPanama
YouTube Channel:
TheSmithsonianPanama
Data Source:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_FaCkIOYkplQ

Taking the Pulse of Our Planet’s Forests: ForestGEO Ngel Nyaki

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-02-13T16:03:00Z
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianGlobal
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
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