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Side Chair

Maker:
Nakashima, George  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 89.5 cm x 60 cm x 47.5 cm; 35 1/4 in x 23 5/8 in x 18 11/16 in
overall: 34 3/4 in x 23 1/2 in x 19 in; 88.265 cm x 59.69 cm x 48.26 cm
Object Name:
chair, side
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, New Hope
Date made:
ca 1977
Subject:
Institutional Furnishings  Search this
Furniture  Search this
National Museum of American History Building  Search this
ID Number:
2006.0022.01
Accession number:
2006.0022.01
Catalog number:
2006.0022
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-6d23-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1299597
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chair, side

Maker:
Nakashima, George  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 84 cm x 54.8 cm x 56 cm; 33 1/16 in x 21 9/16 in x 22 1/16 in
overall: 33 1/2 in x 23 3/8 in x 19 in; 85.09 cm x 59.3725 cm x 48.26 cm
Object Name:
chair, side
Other Terms:
Chair; Furniture; Side; Windsor
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, New Hope
Place used:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1967
Dates used:
1967 - 1989
Subject:
Institutional Furnishings  Search this
Furniture  Search this
National Museum of American History Building  Search this
ID Number:
1993.3011.01
Catalog number:
1993.3011.01
Nonaccession number:
1993.3011
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-2d62-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1181468
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Nakashima, George (PA), 1993

Container:
Box 29 of 55
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2019; Transferring office; 3/2/1988 memorandum, Massa to Fleckner; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-089, Archives of American Art, Departmental Records
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Departmental Records
Departmental Records / Box 29
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-089-refidd1e9948

Nakashima, George, Marion and Kevin

Collection Creator:
Stocksdale, Bob, 1913-2003  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990-1992
Collection 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. Use of original audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers
Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93ae41285-9815-48a8-b7b6-36fb38abfee6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-stockbob-ref165

Weston -- Miles Garden

Landscape architect:
Furlong, Ethelbert Ely, d. 1993  Search this
Former owner:
Miles, Walter, 1907-1999  Search this
Miles, Jessie  Search this
Architect:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Miles Garden (Weston, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Weston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a copy of an article about the garden with photographs by Molly Adams and a complete plant list, and other information.
General:
This Japanese-style garden was designed by landscape architect Ethelbert E. Furlong for artist Walter Miles and his wife, Jessie, to complement their home, which in turn had been designed by noted architect and woodworker George Nakashima. Because Walter Miles wanted to install and maintain the garden himself, with as little help as possible, he modified Furlong's plan to some degree, while retaining the spirit of the design. Dry stream beds, a pavilion, a bamboo-roofed gatehouse, and irregularly shaped stones were some of the many features of the garden. Although Asian plant material was used extensively, non-Japanese plants such as as Blue Atlas cedar and a flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) were also selected. After leaving this house in 1971, Walter Miles built a second Japanese-style house and garden in Washington, Connecticut, where he lived until 1983.
Persons associated with the property include Ethelbert E. Furlong (landscape architect, ca. 1960); George Nakashima (architect, ca. 1950); and Walter and Jessie Miles (former owners, 1950-1971).
Related Materials:
Miles Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 safety film negatives; 9 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Weston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT317
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / 1.2: Delaware
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb628746384-1a85-4ffe-a934-cc2a0c8386b2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref620

Oversized Material from Nakashima, George and Marion

Collection Creator:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Container:
Box OV 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1954-1969, 1984
Scope and Contents note:
oversized material scanned with Box 19, F17
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ben Shahn papers
Ben Shahn papers / Series 2: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b609137b-80fe-4101-b167-28b6d5e77a70
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-shahben-ref1064

Nakashima, George and Marion

Collection Creator:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 19, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1954-1969, 1984
Scope and Contents note:
oversized material housed in OV 36
(includes letter from Bernarda Bryson written from Tokyo describing her's and Shahn's impressions of Japan)
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ben Shahn papers
Ben Shahn papers / Series 2: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e3e2a3d8-3a7b-4464-9b08-5c7cdf5f58e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-shahben-ref585
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George Nakashima

Artist:
Nathan Benn, born 1950  Search this
Sitter:
George Nakashima, 24 May 1905 - 15 Jun 1990  Search this
Medium:
Inkjet print
Dimensions:
Image: 42.9 × 30.4 cm (16 7/8 × 11 15/16")
Sheet: 53.6 × 42.7 cm (21 1/8 × 16 13/16")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Pennsylvania\Bucks\New Hope
Date:
1977 (printed 2015)
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Belt  Search this
George Nakashima: Male  Search this
George Nakashima: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Furniture maker  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Nathan Benn
Object number:
NPG.2015.130
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2015 Nathan Benn
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46a201b2a-4b48-4dee-bd9f-ce35ea84cb1e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2015.130

George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991

Creator:
Nakashima, George K., 1905-1990  Search this
Subject:
Caldwell, Alfred  Search this
Topic:
Artisans  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American architects  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Woodworkers  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Furniture designers--Pennsylvania--New Hope  Search this
Asian American woodworkers  Search this
Asian American furniture designers  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10793
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214474
AAA_collcode_nakageor
Theme:
Asian American
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214474
Online Media:

George Nakashima papers

Creator:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990  Search this
Names:
Caldwell, Alfred, 1903-1998  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1991
Summary:
The papers of architect, craftsman, woodworker, and furniture designer George Nakashima measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1950 to 1991. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings, subject files, and printed material that mostly relate to Nakashima's work in furniture design.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of architect, craftsman, woodworker, and furniture designer George Nakashima measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1950 to 1991. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings, subject files, and printed material that mostly relate to Nakashima's work in furniture design.

Biographical materials consist of a curriculum vitae and obituaries. Correspondence is with clients, colleagues, and friends in the United Staes, Japan, and the Sri Aurobindo community. Writings by and about Nakashima include articles, essays, and a speech about his design processes. Subject files are on Alfred Caldwell, flush toilet systems, trademark, and wood and tree services. Printed material includes art reproductions, booklets, catalogs, clippings, and publicity material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1990 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1950-1990 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1953-1989 (Box 1, 2 folders)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1957-1980s (Box 1, 4 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1954-1991 (Box 1, 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
George Nakashima (1905-1990) was a Japanese American architect, craftsman, woodworker, and furniture designer in New Hope, Pennsylvania. He was born in Spokane, Washington and received a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Washington in 1929. He also earned a master's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1930.

After his studies, Nakashima traveled around the world by steamship. He spent time in France, North Africa, and Japan. While in Japan, he began working under architect Antonin Raymond. When Raymond's architecture company was commissioned to build for the Sri Aurobindo ashram in Puducherry, India, Nakashima became the onsite architect as well as a devotee of Sri Aurobindo. When World War II began, Nakashima returned to the U.S. with his wife, Marion, whom he met in Japan. George, Marion, and their infant daughter Mira were sent to a Japanese internment camp in Idaho in 1942. The Nakashimas were able to leave the camp after Raymond sponsored their release in 1943. Nakashima began working on Raymond's farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he eventually built his workshop. Nakashima's son Kevin was born after the family relocated to Pennsylvania.

Nakashima's design work includes furniture lines for the Widdicomb Furniture Company and Knoll Furniture, and 200 pieces of furniture commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller. He also wrote a book titled The Soul of a Tree: A Master Woodworker's Reflections.

Nakashima died in 1990.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Marion Nakashima, widow of George Nakashima, in 1991.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Artisans  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American architects  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Woodworkers  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Furniture designers--Pennsylvania--New Hope  Search this
Asian American woodworkers  Search this
Asian American furniture designers  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Citation:
George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nakageor
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George Nakashima papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw951f5d690-c216-4f39-8cf0-ac548a0c8c03
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nakageor
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990
Scope and Contents:
This series contains Nakashima's curriculum vitae, a memorial service bulletin, and photocopies of his obituaries.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nakageor, Series 1
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George Nakashima papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw941fe8ffd-05a6-4dd1-ab2b-1f9ed5cee37f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nakageor-ref1

General

Collection Creator:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1979
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Nakashima papers
George Nakashima papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a563e6d4-1278-4115-a2ae-d6a0861da4ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nakageor-ref10

General (Holiday Greeting Cards)

Collection Creator:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Nakashima papers
George Nakashima papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92c4eb6d8-f67f-4522-9c9d-60ca1acebd94
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nakageor-ref11

General

Collection Creator:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Nakashima papers
George Nakashima papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9784a9080-a971-4777-abf1-c9dfdd3a7972
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nakageor-ref12

Awards, Regarding

Collection Creator:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982-1985
Scope and Contents:
Includes material on the Order of the Sacred Treasure awarded by the Emperor of Japan and the Altar for Peace.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Nakashima papers
George Nakashima papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw947183b83-089f-47aa-80ef-e2cb72b372fc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nakageor-ref13

Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Exhibition

Collection Creator:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Nakashima papers
George Nakashima papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c1cd921b-d4c1-46c3-a69b-7005a2ec1b2c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nakageor-ref14

Japan

Collection Creator:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1963-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Nakashima papers
George Nakashima papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90779d0dc-5966-4812-a5fd-986fb7be3e29
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nakageor-ref15

The Soul of the Tree: A Woodworker's Reflections, Regarding

Collection Creator:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981-1982
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Nakashima papers
George Nakashima papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw951302e06-dbaf-4969-ab76-5c2636066bf1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nakageor-ref16

Sri Aurobindo Matrimandir

Collection Creator:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 25-27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Nakashima papers
George Nakashima papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw999a8ba2b-372f-4b05-b5fd-d15ed9748ff9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nakageor-ref17

Merchant, Vasant

Collection Creator:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 22-23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982-1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Nakashima papers
George Nakashima papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a691127d-d15d-4f6d-b347-a060ca8b5fd0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nakageor-ref18

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