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Emily Nathan papers, circa 1943-1985

Creator:
Nathan, Emily S., 1907-1999  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Subject:
Spyropoulous, Jannis  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
McLanathan, Richard B. K.  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward)  Search this
De Creeft, José  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Roosters -- Pictorial works  Search this
Roosters -- Anecdotes  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Cartoonists -- Interviews  Search this
Inventors -- Interviews  Search this
Archives -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art and industry  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8071
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210242
AAA_collcode_nathemil2
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210242

Emily Nathan papers

Creator:
Nathan, Emily  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Lerner, Abram, first director and curator  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution -- Public relations.  Search this
Towle Mfg. Company -- Public relations  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
McLanathan, Richard B. K.  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Spyropoulous, Jannis, 1912-  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Photographer:
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
5 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
[ca. 1935-1985]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence and files relating to several art projects planned for the public relations programs of industries and museums, particularly Nathan's work with Towle Manufacturing and its gallery, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Archives of American Art.
1973 DONATION (1.0 ft.): Correspondence and project files for various clients. Of note are two photographs of Jasper Johns, and one each of Mark Rothko and Tony Smith, all taken by Hans Namuth, 1960.
ADDITION: Files relating to Nathan's work as public relations consultant for the silver company,Towle Manufacturing and its gallery, (ca.1951-ca.1957), include photographs of exhibits, silversmiths at work and Towle executives, as well as correspondence, writings, notes on silversmithing and its history, and newsletters. Files relating to Nathan's work at the Smithsonian Institution's museums and exhibitions, 1960's-ca. 1985, consist of subject files, clippings, catalogs, articles, press releases, newsletters, and reports. Publicity files also cover the opening of the National Portrait Gallery and its inaugural exhibition. Nathan's work for the Archives of American Art, from its first becoming a bureau of the Smithsonian in 1970, is documented through subject files, membership lists, reports to trustees and the director, newsletters, clippings, catalogs, budgets and statistics. Correspondence consists of letters to Georgia O'Keeffe regarding a pending oral history with the sculptors Dorothy Dehner and David Smith. The majority of the photographs are of personalities long associated with the Archives of American Art.
Letter from museum administrator and lecturer daniel Catton Rich expresses his pleasure at having met Jannis and Zoe Spyropoulous in Athens, Greece and describes the painting by Jannis that he purchased for the Worcester Art Museum.
Also found are interviews conducted by Nathan for Radio Smithsonian, including an interview of New York, N.Y. cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) conducted in 1970 (Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 39 min.; 33 p. transcript; an interview of art historian and writer Richard B. K. McLanathan , 1970; an interview of the Director of the Archives of American Art William E. Woolfenden conducted in 1970, an interview of Abram Lerner, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, and art collector Joseph Hirshhorn, 1969 (sound cassette); Also found is an interview of William Woolfenden by Nathan conducted May 6, 1983 upon his retirement as Director of the Archives of American Art.
Also found is a folder of material assembled by Nathan regarding Jose de Creeft's story, as told to Nathan, of his pet rooster, intended by Nathan to be submitted for publication under the title "Roosty Was My Friend." Included are an introduction by Nathan, providing biographical information on de Creeft; sample text for the story (2 pages) and an outline for the remainder (3 pages), 24 drawings by de Creeft illustrating the story; and a photograph of de Creeft with a wire sculpture of Roosty, 1957, taken by Budd studio.
Biographical / Historical:
Emily Nathan was a public relations consultant and journalist, had many contacts in the art world. De Creeft was a sculptor; born 1884 in Spain. He eventually settled in New York. He died in 1982.
Public relations consultant and journalist.
Provenance:
Donated 1973-1988 by Emily Nathan and in 2000 by the Emily Nathan estate, via Edgar S. Nathan, III, executor. The letter to Nathan from Daniel Catton Rich was donated by Rich, 1977.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Public relations consultants  Search this
Topic:
Roosters -- Pictorial works  Search this
Roosters -- Anecdotes  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Cartoonists -- Interviews  Search this
Inventors -- Interviews  Search this
Archives -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art and industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.nathemil2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nathemil2

IAP Inventor Interviews - Notes and Transcripts, 2000-2002

Collection Creator::
Lemelson Center  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025; Transferring office; 8/8/2003 memorandum, Johnstone to Oswald; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-371, Lemelson Center, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-371-refidd1e3975

Inventors at work : interviews with 16 notable American inventors / Kenneth A. Brown

Author:
Brown, Kenneth A  Search this
Microsoft Press  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 388 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Inventors--Interviews  Search this
Call number:
T39.B86 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_337015

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