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Charles Lang Freer Papers

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
131 Linear feet (29 architectural drawings)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Financial records
Correspondence
Photographs
Place:
China
Syria
Egypt
India
London (England)
Japan
Boston (Mass.)
Detroit (Mich.)
Washington (D.C.)
Kandy (Sri Lanka)
Sri Lanka
Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)
Date:
1876-1931
Summary:
The personal papers of Charles Lang Freer, the industrialist and art collector who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. The papers include correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs.
Scope Content:
The personal papers of Charles Lang Freer, the industrialist and art collector who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. The papers include correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, financial material, architectural drawings, and photographs.

Correspondence, circa 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; letterpress books contain copies of Freer's outgoing letters, 1892-1910; correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler, and his wife Beatrix, 186?-1909, with Lady Colin Campbell, Thomas R. Way, Alexander Reid, Whistler's mother, Mrs. George W. Whistler, and others; correspondence of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, 1904-1913, regarding works in Canfield's collection; and correspondence of Freer's assistant, Katharine Nash Rhoades, 1920-1921, soliciting Freer's letters from his associates, and regarding the settlement of his estate.

Also included are twenty-nine pocket diaries, 1889-1890, 1892-1898, 1900-1919, recording daily activities, people and places visited, observations, and comments; a diary kept by Freer's caretaker, Joseph Stephens Warring, recording daily activities at Freer's Detroit home, 1907-1910. Inventories, n.d. and 1901-1921, of American, European, and Asian art in Freer's collection, often including provenance information; vouchers, 1884-1919, documenting his purchases; five volumes of scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeill Whistler, 1888-1931, labeled "Various," "Peacock Room," "Death, etc.," "Paris, etc.," and "Boston...London" ; three volumes of newsclippings, 1900-1930, concerning Freer and the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art.

Correspondence regarding Freer's gift and bequest to the Smithsonian Institution, 1902-1916; and photographs, ca. 1880-1930, of Freer, including portraits by Alvin Langdon Coburn and Edward Steichen, Freer with others, Freer in Cairo, China and Japan, Freer's death mask, and his memorial service, Kyoto, 1930; photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenollosa, Katharine Rhoades taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind B. Philip, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbott H. Thayer, Dwight Tryon, and Whistler; and photographs relating to Whistler, including art works depicting him, grave and memorial monuments, works of art, the Peacock Room, and Whistler's memorial exhibition at the Copley Society.
Organization of the Papers:
This collection is organized into twelve series.

Series 1: Genealogical and Biographical Data

Series 2: Correspondence

Series 3: Diaries

Series 4: Freer Colleague Materials

Series 5: Art Inventories

Series 6: Financial Materials

Series 7: Exhibition Loan Files

Series 8: Biblical Manuscripts and Gold Treasure Files

Series 9: American School of Archaeology in China

Series 10: Printed Material

Series 11: Outsize Material

Series 12: Photographs
Biographical Note:
1854 February 25 -- Born in Kingston, New York

1873 -- Appointed accountant and paymaster of New York, Kingston and Syracuse Railroad by Frank J. Hecker (1846-1927)

1876 -- Moves to Indiana to work, with Hecker, for the Detroit and Eel River and Illinois Railroad

1880 -- Moves to Detroit, participates in organization of the Peninsular Car Works with Hecker

1883 -- Becomes vice president and secretary of Peninsular Car Company when it succeeds Peninsular Car Works

1883 -- Begins collecting European prints

1884 -- Peninsular Car Company constructs plant on Ferry Avenue

1887 -- Meets Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)

1887 -- Acquires proofs of 26 etchings, Venice, Second Series(1886), by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

1887 -- Purchases a small Japanese fan attributed to Ogata Karin(1658-1715)

1887 -- Buys land on Ferry Avenue

1889 -- Meets Frederick Stuart Church (1826-1900) and Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925) in New York

1890 -- Commissions Wilson Eyre (1858-1944) to design house on Ferry Avenue, Detroit, Michigan

1890 -- On first trip to London, meets James McNeill Whistler(1834-1903)

1892 -- Moves to Ferry Avenue house

1892 -- Tryon and Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) undertake decoration of reception rooms

1893 -- Lends American paintings to World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago

1893 -- Purchases first piece of Chinese art, a small painting of white herons by an anonymous Ming dynasty (1368-1644) artist

1894 -- Begins yearlong trip around the world, which includes visit to the Whistlers in Paris and first trip to Asia, stopping in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), India, China, and Japan

1896 -- Meets Matsuki Bunkyo (1867-1940) in Boston

1899 -- Takes part in consolidation of railroad-car building companies then retires from active business

1900 -- Attends Exposition International Universelle in Paris

1900 -- Buys villa in Capri with Thomas S. Jerome

1901 -- Meets Siegfried Bing (1838-1905) in Paris and Ernest Fenollosa(1853-1908), who visits Freer in Detroit

1902 -- Meets Dikran Kelekian (1868-1951)

1902 -- Spends summer in Britain building Whistler collection

1902 -- Views Whistler's, Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room

1904 -- Purchases Whistler's Peacock Room

1904 -- Offers his art collections and funds to build a museum in which to house them to the Smithsonian Institution

1905 -- Smithsonian committee visits Freer in Detroit

1906 -- United States government formally accepts Freer's gift on January 24

1906 -- Freer signs Deed of Gift to Smithsonian Institution on May 5

1907 -- On second tour of Asia, meets Hara Tomitaro 1868-1939) in Yokohama, Japan

1908 -- Takes third trip to Asia, specifically to West Asia to study Rakka ware

1909 -- Tours Europe to study art museums

1909 -- On fourth trip to Asia, attends memorial ceremony for Fenollosa (d.1908 September) at Miidera, Japan, and meets Duanfang (1861-1911) in China

1910 -- On last trip to Asia, visits Longmen Buddhist caves in China

1911 -- Suffers stroke

1912 -- Lends selection of objects for exhibition at Smithsonian Institution

1913 -- Meets Eugene (1875-1957) and Agnes E. (1887-1970) Meyer

1913 -- Commissions Charles Adams Platt (1861-1933) to design museum building in Washington

1914 -- Meets Katharine Nash Rhoades (1885-1965) in Detroit

1915 -- Settles in New York City

1915 -- Site of future Freer Gallery of Art is determined

1916 -- Platt's plans for Freer Gallery are approved by Smithsonian Regents and Commission of Fine Arts and ground is broken in September

1918 -- After falling ill in Detroit, Freer travels to New York for treatment

1918 -- Work on the museum building is delayed by the war

1919 -- Freer appends codicil to will permitting acquisitions of Asian, Egyptian, and Near Eastern (West Asian) art

1919 -- Dies in New York City on 25 September and is buried in Kingston, New York

1919 -- Construction of Freer Gallery completed

1920 -- John Ellerton Lodge (1876-1942) is appointed director of the Freer Gallery

1923 -- Freer Gallery opens to the public on May 9

1930 -- Memorial ceremony for Freer is held at Koetsuji, Kyoto

Charles Lang Freer was an American industrialist who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. He was a well-known collector of Asian art, and strongly supported the synthesis of Eastern art and Western art. One of his most famous acquisitions was James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room.
Index:
Index to cross-referenced correspondents in the series Charles Lang Freer correspondence

Beal, Junius E. -- See: -- Warring, Joseph Stephens

Black, George M. -- See: -- Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Board of Education (Kingston, New York) See: Michael, M. J.

Bonner, Campbell See: University of Michigan

Boughton, George H. See: Yardley, F. C.

British Museum See: Binyon, Laurence; Hobson, R. L.

Brown, Harold H. See: Art Association of Indianapolis

Buchner, Evelyn B. See: Knoedler, M., and Company

Buckholder, C. H. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Butler, S. B. See: Unidentified correspondents

Carnegie Institute See: Balken, Edward Duff; Harshe, Robert B.

Carpenter, Newton H. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Caulkins, Horace James See: Pewabic Pottery

Chao, Shih-chin See: Gunn, Chu Su

Chicago & North Western Railway Co. See: Hughett, Marvin

Clark, Charles Upson See: Clark, Arthur B.

Cleveland Museum of Art See: Whiting, Frederic Allen

Columbia University See: Braun, W. A.; Gottheil, Richard; Hirth, Friederich

Commission of Fine Arts See: Moore, Charles

Corcoran Gallery of Art See: Minnigerode, C. Powell

Crocker, Anna B. See: Portland Art Association

Dannenberg, D. E. See: Karlbeck, Orvar

De Menoncal, Beatrice See: Lien, Hui Ch'ing Collection

De Ricci, Seymour See: Ricci, Seymour de

Defnet, William A., Mrs., See: Franke, Ida M.

DeMotte See: Vigouroux, J.

Detroit Institute of Arts See: Detroit Museum of Art

Detroit Publishing Company See: Livingstone, W. A.

Detroit School of Design See: George Hamilton; Stevens, Henry

DeVinne Press See: Peters, Samuel T.; Witherspoon, A. S.

Dyrenforth, P. C. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Eddy, Arthur J. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Eggers, George Williams See: Art Institute of Chicago

Farr, Daniel H. See: Robinson and Farr

Farrand School (Detroit) See: Yendall, Edith

Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago) See: Laufer, Berthold

Flagg, Frederick J. See: Allen, Horace N.

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University See: Forbes, Edward; Pope, Arthur Upham; Sachs, Paul J.

French, M. R. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Fu, Lan-ya See: Pang, Lai-ch'en

Fujii, Yoshio See: Yoshio, Fujii

Gerrity, Thomas See: Knoedler, M., and Company

Goupil Gallery See: Marchant, William

Gray, William J. See: Barr, Eva

Great Lakes Engineering Works See: Hoyt, H. W.

Grolier Club See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Heinemann, W. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Holden, Edward S. See: West Point, U. S. Military Academy

Hudson, J. L. See: Weber, William C.

Hutchins, Harry B. See: University of Michigan

Hutchins, Charles L. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Kelekian, H. G. See: Kelekian, Dikran G.

Kent, H. W. See: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lee, Kee Son See: Li, Chi-ch'un

Levy, John See: Schneider, A. K.

Library of Congress See: Rice, Richard A.; Wright, Helen

Louvre (Paris, France) See: Midgeon, Gaston

Matsuki, Z. See: Matsuki, Kihachiro

McKim, Mead and White See: White, Stanford

Mills, A. L., Colonel See: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Miner, Luella See: Lien, Hui Ch'ing Collection

Minneapolis Institute of Arts See: Breck, Joseph; Van Derlip, John R.

Monif, R. Khan See: Rathbun, Richard

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston See: Lodge, John Ellerton

Naser, Katen & Nahass See: Katen, K.

Nordlinger, Marie, Miss See: Meyer-Riefstahl, Marie

Panama Pacific International Exposition See: Moore, Charles C.; Trask, John E. D.

Peabody Museum See: Morse, Edward Sylvester

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts See: Trask, John E. D.

Perry, Mary Chase, Miss., See: Pewabic Pottery

Philip, Ronald M. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Pope, G. D. See: Barr, Eva

Reinhart, A. G. See: Gottschalk, E.

Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien Bosch See: Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien

Rutgers College See: Van Dyke, John C.

Saint-Gaudens, Augusta H. See: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Saint-Gaudens, Homer See: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Samurai Shokai See: Nomura, Yozo

San Francisco Art Association See: Laurvik, J. Nilsen

Scribner's, Charles, Sons See: Van Dyke, John C.

Shaw, Wilfred B. See: University of Michigan

Shirae, S. Z. See: Yamanaka and Company

Smith College See: Clark, Arthur B.

Smithsonian Institution See: Holmes, William Henry; Rathbun, Richard; Ravenel, Walcott, Charles D.

Society of Arts and Crafts (Detroit) See: Plumb, Helen

Societe des Beaux-Arts See: Reid, Alexander

Stevens, George W. See: Toledo Museum of Art

Stratton, Mary Chase Perry See: Pewabic Pottery

Tanaka, Kichijiro See: Yamanaka and Company

Tuttle, William F. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Union Trust Company (Detroit) See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

United States Military Academy See: West Point, U. S. Military Academy

University of Chicago See: Zug, George Breed

University of Pennsylvania, Univ. Mus. See: Gordon, George Bryon

Ushikubo, D. J. R. See: Yamanaka and Company

Wallis & Son See: Barr, Eva; Thompson, C. Croal Ward, Clarence See: Oberlin College

Warren, Edward K. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Warring, Stephen See: Warring, Joseph Stephens

Watkin, Williams R. T. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Watson, Margaret, Miss See: Parker, Margaret Watson

Whistler, Anna See: Stanton, Anna Whistler

Whiting, Almon C. See: Toledo Museum of Art

Williams College See: Rice, Richard A

Wright, F. G. See: Orbach and Company

Yatsuhashi, H. See: Yamanaka and Company
Index to cross-referenced correspondence in the series Whistler correspondence

Bell, William See: Unidentified correspondents

Brown, Ernest See: Painter Etchers' Society, Committee

Cowen, John T. See subseries: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence

Ford, Sheridan See: Reid, Alexander

Haden, Francis Seymour See: Painter Etchers' Society, Committee

Haden, Francis Seymour, Lady See: Haden, Deborah Whistler

Leighton, Frederick, Baron See: Campbell, Lady Colin

Moore, Albert See: Reid, Alexander

Morley, Charles See: Pall Mall Gazette

Morris, Harrison S. See: Reid, Alexander

Pennell, Joseph See: Miscellaneous typescripts

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts See: Reid, Alexander

Prange, F. G. See: Reid, Alexander

Societe des Beaux-Arts See: Reid, Alexander

Society of Portrait Painters See: Reid, Alexander

Stevens Fine Art See: Reid, Alexander

Studd, Arthur See: Miscellaneous typescripts

[Vanderbilt?], George, Mrs. See: George, Mrs.

Whistler, William McNeill, Mrs. See: Whistler, Nellie

Whistler Memorial Committee See: Miscellaneous typescripts
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art microfilmed portions of the Freer papers in 1992. The microfilm is available at the Archives of American Art's Washington D.C. office, the Freer Gallery of Art Library, and through interlibrary loan.
Provenance:
Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Architecture -- Asia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Financial records
Correspondence
Photographs
Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-01
Online Media:

Administrative Records

Creator::
National Museum of African American History and Culture. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Illustrations
Date:
2000, 2003, 2008-2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records documenting the activities and management of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) during the tenure of founding Director, Lonnie G. Bunch, 2005-2019. Topics covered include the design, development, and administration of the museum, acquisitions, programs, and exhibitions. Some records date from before the creation of the museum in 2003. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, floor plans, notes, meeting minutes, scripts, outlines, agendas, object lists, brochures, news clippings, budget reports, illustrations, and other related materials.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 12/17/2015 memorandum, Milhoan to Thomas; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
African Americans -- History  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Acquisitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Illustrations
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-201, National Museum of African American History and Culture. Office of the Director, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-201
See more items in:
Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-201

The Beaver and the Mink

Culture/People:
Coast Salish  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Susan A. Point (Susan Point), Coast Salish, b. 1952  Search this
Commissioner:
Canadian Government (Government of Canada)  Search this
Donor:
Canadian Government (Government of Canada)  Search this
Title:
The Beaver and the Mink
Object Name:
Sculpture and base
Media/Materials:
Red cedar, copper, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted, hammered
Dimensions:
190.6 x 121.9 x 228.7 cm
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Vancouver; Greater Vancouver Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Date created:
2004
Catalog Number:
26/4557
Barcode:
264557.000
See related items:
Coast Salish
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6fc5b07d3-476c-4774-80ac-a27ceb57bf2e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_280456
Online Media:

Collage

Culture/People:
Coast Salish  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Susan A. Point (Susan Point), Coast Salish, b. 1952  Search this
Commissioner:
Canadian Government (Government of Canada)  Search this
Donor:
Canadian Government (Government of Canada)  Search this
Object Name:
Collage
Media/Materials:
Foam-core board, adhesive tape, paper
Techniques:
Glued
Dimensions:
.5 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Vancouver; Greater Vancouver Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Date created:
2004
Catalog Number:
27/62
Barcode:
270062.000
See related items:
Coast Salish
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6682e94a3-f6ca-45c6-9294-ee16b7a9dfc4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_412961

Collage

Culture/People:
Coast Salish  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Susan A. Point (Susan Point), Coast Salish, b. 1952  Search this
Commissioner:
Canadian Government (Government of Canada)  Search this
Donor:
Canadian Government (Government of Canada)  Search this
Object Name:
Collage
Media/Materials:
Foam-core board, adhesive tape, paper, photograph/photographs
Techniques:
Glued
Dimensions:
76 x 51 x .5 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Vancouver; Greater Vancouver Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Date created:
2004
Catalog Number:
27/61
Barcode:
270061.000
See related items:
Coast Salish
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67054acbd-1ad9-4493-a503-b6eb1cc1d88c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_412960

Photographs

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Place:
Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1976-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of photographs used by the Office of Public Affairs to publicize Smithsonian Institution museums and their collections, research institutes, and other Smithsonian Institution facilities. Represented in this collection are the Smithsonian Institution Building; the Quadrangle; the Enid A. Haupt Garden; the Arts & Industries Building; the National Museum of Natural History; the National Museum of American History; the National Air and Space Museum; the Anacostia Museum; the National Postal Museum; the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center; the National Museum of American Art; the National Portrait Gallery; the Freer Gallery of Art; the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; the National Museum of African Art; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; and the Museum Support Center. Materials include black-and-white photographs and slides; color slides; contact sheets; and lists of photographs and negative numbers.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Publicity  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-266, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Photographs
Identifier:
Accession 09-266
See more items in:
Photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-266

Photographs

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
1.58 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1968, 1977-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of images maintained in the Office of Public Affairs. Events and subjects covered include the announcement of Lawrence M. Small as the eleventh secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; the Mall; the Anacostia Museum; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; the Arts and Industries Building; the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; the Freer Gallery of Art; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Archives of American Gardens; the National Air and Space Museum; the National Museum of American History; the National Museum of the American Indian; the National Museum of African Art; the National Museum of Natural History; the National Portrait Gallery; the National Postal Museum; the National Zoological Park; the Renwick Gallery; the S. Dillon Ripley Center; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Smithsonian Institution Building; the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; the Smithsonian Folklife Festival; the Smithsonian Kite Festival; gardens at the Smithsonian; and children at the Smithsonian. Materials include color slides, photographs, and a color transparency; black-and-white slides, photographs, and transparencies; and contact sheets.
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Publicity  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-127, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Photographs
Identifier:
Accession 07-127
See more items in:
Photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa07-127

Museum of the Cherokee Indian photograph collection

Collector:
Museum of the Cherokee Indian  Search this
Names:
Confederate States of America. Army. Thomas Legion  Search this
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.)  Search this
Photographer:
Guth and Hensel  Search this
Sherrill's Studio, Waynesville, North Carolina  Search this
Adams, Clifton  Search this
Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952  Search this
Vivienne Roberts  Search this
Extent:
100 copy prints (circa)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Photographs
Place:
Fort Yates (N.D.)
Fort Thompson (S.D.)
North Carolina
Cherokee (N.C.)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Mostly images of Cherokee Indians, including informal portraits, group portraits, and views of Cherokee Indians engaged in agriculture, food preparation, craft, and games. There are also several images of the town of Cherokee, including the museum building, a school, homes, and the main street, as well as Cherokee artifacts. Numerous photographs depict the Thomas' Confederate Legion of Cherokee Indians, and the statue and sculptor of Sequoyah in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. In addition, there are photographs of Fort Thompson and Fort Yates, including one of the Indian boarding school at Fort Yates and another of an encampment at the Fort Yates Fourth of July celebration in 1902.

There are several photographs made at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, including one taken at the ceremony in 1918 in which the school was turned over to the United States Army. The Carlisle photographs include images of Nez Perce Indians and other tribes. There is also a photograph of a group of Shoshonis, including Arimo. Photographers include Sherrill's Studio, Waynesville, North Carolina; Vivienne Roberts; Clifton Adams; Guth and Hensel; and F. B. Fiske.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, established in 1948, has as its mission, "To perpetuate the history, culture, and stories of the Cherokee people." It does so through exhibits, education and outreach, and its collections and archives.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R82-1
Reproduction Note:
Copy prints made by Smithsonian Institution, circa 1981.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs from the Carlisle School can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4241, MS 4537, MS 4544, MS 4574, MS 4988, and Photo Lot 73-8, Photo Lot 81-12 and Photo Lot 90-1.
Additional Fiske photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 25, Photo Lot 59, and Photo Lot 89-14, MS 4602, and the BAE historical negatives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot R82-1, Museum of the Cherokee Indian photograph collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R82-1
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r82-1

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Government Relations  Search this
Extent:
3.15 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Maps
Posters
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
National Mall (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1985-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of correspondence between Secretary Robert McC. Adams and various leaders of the United States Congress on matters such as funding for the establishment of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), the repatriation of Native American Indian artifacts at the National Mall, acquisition of the United States Customs House in New York City for its conversion to a museum, and constructing new facilities for the National Air and Space Museum near Dulles International Airport. There are also copies of the Secretary's testimony before congressional committees; memoranda between the Secretary and Mark W. Rodgers, Director, Office of Government Relations; memoranda and notes between the Director and his staff, Senior Government Relations Officers, Pablita Abeyta and A. Bradley Mims; and correspondence between the Secretary and Richard West, Director, National Museum of the American Indian.

Other records include posters and a map showing historical territories of Native Americans, national historical landmarks and parks in the United States, brochures, and newspaper and magazine articles.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Topic:
Legislation  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Budget  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Maps
Posters
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-080, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Government Relations, Records
Identifier:
Accession 95-080
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa95-080

Charles A. Platt Portrait Medal

Artist:
Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Charles A. Platt  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture-Medal
Date:
1918
Topic:
Occupation\art\painter  Search this
Occupation\art\printmaker  Search this
Figure male\child\full length  Search this
Occupation\art\architect  Search this
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Object\art tool\calipers  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1965.16.98
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk704d406d6-315e-49cc-a694-d72fc682134c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1965.16.98

Effectiveness of entomological collection storage cabinets in maintaining stable relative humidity in a historic museum building

Author:
DePriest, Paula T.  Search this
Gentili, Patricia  Search this
Furth, David George  Search this
Hawks, Catharine A.  Search this
Shockley, Floyd W.  Search this
Szczepanowska, Hanna  Search this
Bell, Darnell  Search this
Mecklenburg, Marion F.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Insects  Search this
See others in:
Entomology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_115498

A survey on the light-fastness properties of organic-based Alaska Native artifacts

Author:
del Hoyo-Meléndez, Julio M.  Search this
Mecklenburg, Marion F.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2010
Topic:
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_92859

Quadrangle Campaign Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Development  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1979-1986
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials from the Office of Development concerning the Quadrangle Campaign. Records include various correspondence, committee meeting notes, plans, strategies, and campaign coordination reports, luncheon lists and files, news releases, miscellaneous reports and brochures. There is also information pertaining to donors, construction and direct mail.
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Direct-mail fund raising  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-025, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Development, Quadrangle Campaign Records
Identifier:
Accession 95-025
See more items in:
Quadrangle Campaign Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa95-025

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce - Location of Museum Building, 1958

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 581, Smithsonian Institution, National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board, Project Records
See more items in:
Project Records
Project Records / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0581-refidd1e1856

Quadrangle Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Place:
Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1984-1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that were maintained by Jeffrey LaRiche, Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs. The records pertain to the opening of the Quadrangle: the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the National Museum of African Art, the S. Dillon Ripley Center (International Gallery), and the Enid A. Haupt Garden. Most of the records are memoranda documenting the preparation for the opening of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. There are also invitations; letters inviting guests to speak; notes/slides/cassette tapes from various lectures that were given; and memoranda discussing the Smithsonian Press Book about the Quadrangle (mostly in terms of its underground architecture).
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Underground construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 89-136, Smithsonian Institution, Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs, Quadrangle Records
Identifier:
Accession 89-136
See more items in:
Quadrangle Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa89-136

Repair and Renovation Records, 2004-2008

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Floor plans
Date:
2004
2004-2008
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-086
See more items in:
Repair and Renovation Records 1994-2001, 2004-2008 [Renwick Gallery]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_399125

Website Records, 2011-2019

Creator:
Smithsonian Facilities  Search this
Uniform title:
YouTube (Electronic resource)  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
EarthCam Network  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Date:
2011
2011-2019
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-114
See more items in:
Website Records 2000-2019 [Smithsonian Facilities]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400106

Administrative Records, 2017

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Uniform title:
Smithsonian Directives (Administrative issuances)  Search this
Subject:
Skorton, David J  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Newspapers
Color photographs
Date:
2017
Topic:
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Special events  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Committees  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Research  Search this
Budget  Search this
Awards  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-142
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2033; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2017 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400121

Exterior View of Anacostia Exhibits Center

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum Anacostia Exhibits Center  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1975
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [94-2461]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396560

Exterior View of National Air and Space Museum on Opening Day

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1976
July 1, 1976
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [94-2462]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396608

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