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Grace Nicholson: Inventories and Clippings

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Container:
Box 262A, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928 - 1968
Restrictions:
Image number 011 "Holiday Handcraft" has been removed from the slideshow due to culutral sensitivity.
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref14859
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Inventory of Charles Lang Freer's library

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (typed, with handwritten edits)
Type:
Archival materials
Inventories
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Comprehensive index of Charles Lang Freer's library, mostly relating to art and Asian culture. Headings include authors, countries, and topical subjects. Sections include locations in Freer's original Detroit home; an index of all books transferred to the Smithsonian; a list of collections and collectors catalogues of American and Near and Far Eastern art; sales catalogues, and books in Chinese language.
Arrangement:
Organized in the original manner by the creator.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 05.22
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Book collecting  Search this
Function:
Libraries
Genre/Form:
Inventories
Collection 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, Item FSA A.01 05.22
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.22: Printed Books [Library]
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3332
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Navajo Weaver and Child

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Andy Tsinajinnie (Yazzie Bahe/Andy Tsinnajinnie/Andrew Van Tsihnahjinnie), Diné (Navajo), 1916-2000  Search this
IACB source:
Andy Tsinajinnie (Yazzie Bahe/Andy Tsinnajinnie/Andrew Van Tsihnahjinnie), Diné (Navajo), 1916-2000  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
Title:
Navajo Weaver and Child
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paperboard, tempera
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
47.5 x 43.0 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Scottsdale; Maricopa County; Arizona; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1952
Catalog Number:
26/2370
Barcode:
262370.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws676e2d8d2-4328-4f62-992d-6f60a01783b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_278480

Navaho Weaver, Canyon de Chelly, Navaho Reserve

Artist:
Carl Everton Moon, 1878 - 1948?  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Native American Woman  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
81.3 x 66cm (32 x 26")
Type:
Painting
Date:
n.d.a.
Topic:
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Home Furnishings\Blanket  Search this
Equipment\Textile Working  Search this
Unidentified Native American Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Object number:
25.35 HL
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4cdfd5806-c25b-48a8-8a7e-1aa01e7f1b77
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_25.35_HL

Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington photographs of Southwest artists

Photographer:
Makov, Susan  Search this
Eddington, Patrick  Search this
Extent:
10 Gelatin silver prints
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographs
Place:
Arizona
New Mexico
Date:
1992-1994
Summary:
This collection contains 10 gelatin silver prints depicting A:shiwi (Zuni), Cochiti Pueblo , Diné (Navajo), and Hopi Pueblo artists that were photographed from 1992 to 1994 by Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington for the publication, The Trading Post Guidebook: Where to Find the Trading Posts, Galleries, Auctions, Artists, and Museums of the Four Corners Region.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 10 gelatin silver prints depicting American Indian artists in the U.S. Southwest circa 1992-1994. The photographs were shot by Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington for the publication The Trading Post Guidebook: Where to Find the Trading Posts, Galleries, Auctions, Artists, and Museums of the Four Corners Region written by Makov and Eddington and published in 1995.

The photographs depict portraits of artists Janice Day (Hopi Pueblo); Edna Leki [A:shiwi (Zuni)]; Seferina Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo); Ida Sahmie [Diné (Navajo)]; Hannah Smith [Diné (Navajo)]; Lowell Talashoma (Hopi Pueblo); Nancy Thomas [Diné (Navajo)]; Andrew Tsihnahjinnie [Diné (Navajo)]; and Brenda Spencer [Diné (Navajo)].
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number in oversize boxes.
Biographical / Historical:
Susan Makov (BFA, Syracuse University, MFA, SUNY at Buffalo) is Professor of Art at Weber State University, where she teaches printmaking and studio art.

Patrick Eddington was born in Pennsylvania and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts and Masters of Education at the University of Utah. He was an artist, teacher, and an art collector. He died in March 2016.
Provenance:
Gift of Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington, 1997.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives 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).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives 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.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington photographs of Southwest artists, image #, NMAI.AC.335; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.335
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Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington photographs of Southwest artists
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-335
Online Media:

Brenda Spencer, Diné (Navajo) Weaver

Collection Photographer:
Makov, Susan  Search this
Eddington, Patrick  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print
Container:
Oversize B15
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Date:
1993
Scope and Contents:
Photograph depicting Brenda Spencer, Diné (Navajo) weaver, holding one of her Wide Ruins rugs at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Arizona. She wears a t-shirt with text that reads, "Hubbell Trading Post." Photograph by Susan Makov in 1993.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives 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 Archives 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); Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington photographs of Southwest artists, image #, NMAI.AC.335; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.335, Item P23653
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Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington photographs of Southwest artists
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-335-ref1

Hannah Smith [Diné (Navajo)]

Collection Photographer:
Makov, Susan  Search this
Eddington, Patrick  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print
Container:
Oversize B16
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Date:
1992
Scope and Contents:
Photograph depicting Hannah Smith, Diné (Navajo) weaver, at her home near Gallup, New Mexico. Photograph by Patrick Eddington in 1992.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives 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 Archives 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); Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington photographs of Southwest artists, image #, NMAI.AC.335; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.335, Item P23662
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Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington photographs of Southwest artists
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-335-ref10

Southwest Indians

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
At each annual Festival, Native Americans brought their traditional cultures to the National Mall. The 1972 Indian presentation focused on tribes from the southwestern region of the United States. Visitors could see various examples of the lifestyles and crafts of Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache tribes from Arizona and New Mexico, and meet some seventy-five members of these tribes. "Museum Guide" signs invited comparison of the Festival's view with the exhibits of American Indian artifacts and lifestyles in the National Museum of Natural History.

As in previous years, participants were carefully selected through a continuing fieldwork program. Important criteria in their selection were a knowledge of their tribe and their skills in a particular artistic area. The fieldwork that went into the Indian participation at the Festival sought out people who could best represent the Iiving aspects of Indian culture. A potter was invited to the Festival because there was stiII a demand for Pueblo-made pottery, for instance, not because pottery was something Indians used to do in the past. There were dancers on the Mall, not because that was the visible and best-known image of Indians, but because the dancers and songs continued to play a vital part in Indian life today.

Clydia Nahwooksy served as Indian Awareness Program Director and Tom Kavanagh as Program Assistant. The program was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Americans for Indian Opportunity.
Participants:
Joselita Ray, 1901-, Acoma, potter, Acomita, New Mexico

Edwin Declay, Apache, dancer, White River, Arizona

Lonnie Ethlbah, Apache, dancer, White River, Arizona

Matthew Ethlbah, Apache, dancer, White River, Arizona

Paul Ethlbah, Apache, singer, White River, Arizona

Carol Gatewood, 1955-, Apache, discussant, McNary, Arizona

Daisy Johnson, 1904-1983, Apache, basket maker, White River, Arizona

Eva Paxson, Apache, bead worker

Edgar Perry, Apache, discussant, Fort Apache, Arizona

Colin Tessay, Apache, dancer, White River, Arizona

Bernard Dawahoya, 1936-2010, Hopi, silversmith, Second Mesa, Arizona

Edwin Kaye, Hopi, katchina doll carver, San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico

Alice Sekaquaptewa, Hopi, piki bread maker

Abbott Sekaquaptewa, Hopi, discussant

Evangeline Talaftewa, Hopi, basket maker

Wilson Williams, Hopi, weaver

Elenore Abeita, Isleta, bread baker, Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico

Carlotta Juancho, Isleta, bread baker, Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico

Juana Marie Pecos, 1922-, Jemez, embroidery worker, Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico

Ann Dailey, Laguna, dancer, Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico

Elizabeth Fox, Laguna, dancer, Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico

Chris Luther, Laguna, dancer, Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico

Donald Montoya, Laguna, discussant, Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico

Gerald Pedro, Laguna, dancer, Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico

Patricia Pino, Laguna, dancer, Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico

David Ruben, Laguna, singer, Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico

Ada Bluehouse, Navajo, weaver, Window Rock, Arizona

Amos Johnson, 1913-2001, Navajo, silversmith, Ganado, Arizona

Lolita Manuel, 1910-2003, Papago, basket maker, Sells, Arizona

Naoma White, Pima, basket maker

Teresita Naranjo, 1919-1999, Santa Clara Pueblo, potter

Crucita Cate, 1916-1990, Santo Domingo Pueblo, turquoise worker, Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico

Paul Bernal, Taos Pueblo, discussant

Josephine Reyna, 1925-, Taos Pueblo, rabbit fur blanket maker, Taos, New Mexico

Priscilla Besselente, 1952-, Zuni, dancer

Jordon Hattie, 1951-, Zuni, singer, Zuni, New Mexico

Kathline Hattie, 1953-, Zuni, dancer, Zuni, New Mexico

Randolph Lalio, 1952-, Zuni, dancer, Zuni, New Mexico

Robert Tsabetsaye, 1920-1980, Zuni, silversmith, Zuni, New Mexico
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1972 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1972, Series 3
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1972 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1972-ref25

Negative Log Book Number 15, (83-3727 to 84-5411)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1983
1983-1984
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB15]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367112
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Navaho Weavers' Grotto at Exhibition Indian Village ? n.d

Collector:
Wittemann-Albertype Co  Search this
Subject:
Exposition ?  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 004 in x 005 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 02837700
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Albertype Company photograph collection relating to American Indians circa 1890-1910
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_71535

View Looking West of Adobe House Cluster, Beehive Oven, Church, and Navaho Weavers' Grotto at Exhibition Indian Village ? n.d

Collector:
Wittemann-Albertype Co  Search this
Subject:
Exposition ?  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 004 in x 006 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 02837800
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Albertype Company photograph collection relating to American Indians circa 1890-1910
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_71536

Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998

Creator:
Ross, Gloria F., 1923-1998  Search this
Ross, Gloria F., 1923-1998  Search this
Subject:
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Pace Editions (Firm)  Search this
Pinton Atelier  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Dovecot Studios  Search this
Temple Emanu-El (Bayonne, N.J.)  Search this
Atelier Raymond Picaud  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Paintings
Video recordings
Photographs
Topic:
Tapestry -- Design  Search this
Tapestry -- Production control  Search this
Tapestry -- Technique  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Navajo weavers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16163
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366323
AAA_collcode_rossglor
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_366323
Online Media:

Gloria Ross papers

Creator:
Ross, Gloria F.  Search this
Names:
Atelier Raymond Picaud  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Dovecot Studios  Search this
Pace Editions (Firm)  Search this
Pinton Atelier  Search this
Temple Emanu-El (Bayonne, N.J.)  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
14.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Paintings
Video recordings
Photographs
Date:
circa 1924-1998
Summary:
The papers of New York tapestry éditeur Gloria Ross measure 14.5 linear feet and date from circa 1924-1998. The bulk of the papers consist of project files that document her collaborations with artists to make tapestries of their paintings and collages. Also found are scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, exhibition files, professional activity files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York tapestry éditeur Gloria Ross measure 14.5 linear feet and date from circa 1924-1998. The bulk of the papers consist of project files that document her collaborations with artists to make tapestries of their paintings and collages. Also found are scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, exhibition files, professional activity files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and artwork.

Biographical material includes resumes and career summaries, as well as an interview of Ross on one videocassette, and a few Frankenthaler family documents. Correspondence is with artists, weavers, workshops, publications, and galleries and is of a professional nature.

Project files document Ross's collaborations with prominent artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Romare Bearden, Louise Nevelson, Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, and others. Project files may include correspondence, contracts, invoices, notes, photographs, yarn samples, and a few maquettes and cartoons. Also of note are extensive files regarding her collaborations with Navajo weavers to create tapestries based on geometric paintings by Kenneth Noland. Other project files include a commissioned tapestry for Temple Emanu-El in New York.

Exhibition files document various solo and group exhibitions of Gloria Ross tapestries and includes one videocassette from a 1978 exhibition. Records of her professional activities include her participation in symposia, lectures, and public events. Files may include correspondence, draft lectures, programs, and event publicity. Two short documentaries found on two videocassettes were produced for the Denver Art Museum. Personal business records document Ross's business relationships with weaving workshops and art galleries, most notably Atelier Raymond Picaud, Pinton atelier, Edinburgh Tapestry Company (Dovecot Studios), and Pace Editions, the major sales agent of Gloria Ross tapestries.

Printed material consists of catalogs, announcements, press releases, and other publications regarding exhibitions of Gloria Ross tapestries and Navajo tapestries. Photographs depict Ross, the Frankenthaler family, Ross's tapestries, weaving studios, and Navajo weavers. Artwork includes one painting by Paul Jenkins and unidentified textile and yarn samples.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1926-1998 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-1998 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Project Files, 1960-1998 (7.3 linear feet; Boxes 1-7, 14-15, 17-19, OVs 20, 22-24, Artifact)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1967-1994 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 17)

Series 5: Professional Activities, 1955-1997 (0.7 linear feet; Box 8)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1964-1998 (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 8-10, OV 21)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1970s-1990s (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 10-11, 14)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1924-1990s (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 11, 16)

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1970s-1990s (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 11-14, 17, 19)
Biographical / Historical:
Gloria F. Ross (1923-1998) was a tapestry éditeur in New York, New York.

Ross was born Gloria Frankenthaler in New York in 1923. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1943 and married Alfred Ross. They had three children: Alfred, Beverly, and Clifford. In 1954, Gloria Ross made her first needlepoint work from a design by her sister, abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler, and by the mid-1960s, she was exhibiting her tapestries and hooked rugs in New York. She established Gloria F. Ross Studio in 1966 and began regularly collaborating with artists such as Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Jack Youngerman, and Jean Dubuffet to make their works into tapestries. She created business partnerships with weaving workshops in Scotland and France to produce the works. In 1973 she had her first exhibition at Pace Editions, Inc., beginning a long relationship with the gallery as her main sales agent.

In 1979, Ross first traveled to the Navajo Nation to find weavers for a collaborative project with artist Kenneth Noland. She continued to visit the Southwest at least once a year until 1994, and she donated her collection of Navajo rugs and other textiles to the Denver Art Museum. Throughout the 1980s Ross traveled extensively for projects, exhibitions, and symposia. Her final commissioned project, completed in 1997, was a tapestry designed by artist Mark Podwol for Temple Emanu-El in New York. That same year she established the Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies in Tucson, Arizona.
Provenance:
Donated in 2013 by the Gloria Ross estate via Michael I. Katz, executor, with assistance from the Gloria F. Ross Tapestry Program, University of Arizona, via Ann Lane Hedlund, director.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Tapestry -- Design  Search this
Tapestry -- Production control  Search this
Tapestry -- Technique  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Navajo weavers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Paintings
Video recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rossglor
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Gloria Ross papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rossglor

Project Files

Collection Creator:
Ross, Gloria F.  Search this
Extent:
7.3 Linear feet (Boxes 1-7, 14-15, 17-19, OVs 20, 22-24, Artifact)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1998
Scope and Contents:
Project files primarily document Ross's collaborations with prominent artists to create tapestries of their paintings. She worked with artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Romare Bearden, Louise Nevelson, Milton Avery, and Stuart Davis to create designs and selected weavers to translate the artworks into tapestries. She also oversaw commissions and sales of these works to individuals, corporations, and museums. Project files may include correspondence, contracts, invoices, notes, photographs, yarn samples, and a few maquettes and cartoons. Also of note are extensive files regarding her collaborations with Kenneth Noland, with whom she had the longest working relationship of any artist. Included is documentation regarding the Native/Noland series. For this series Ross worked with Navajo weavers to create tapestries based on Noland's geometric paintings. Researchers should note that a few files document project collaborations that were never realized.

Other project files found here include a commissioned tapestry for Temple Emanu-El in collaboration with artist Mark Podwal, as well as commissions for Mazza Gallerie, Phoenix Civic Center, and Westinghouse Broadcasting Company. Documents include correspondence, invoices, agreements, photographs, and notes. Files regarding a Vesti Corporation mostly contain legal records and correspondence regarding Gloria Ross's role in the project.
Arrangement:
This series is arranged as 2 subseries.

Missing Title

3.1: Artist Collaborations, 1960-1998

3.2: Other Projects, 1971-1997
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival 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:
Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rossglor, Series 3
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Gloria Ross papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rossglor-ref11

Navajo Weavers

Collection Creator:
Ross, Gloria F.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990
1980-1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival 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:
Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gloria Ross papers
Gloria Ross papers / Series 8: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rossglor-ref171

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Ross, Gloria F.  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet (Boxes 11, 16)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1924-1990s
Scope and Contents:
Personal photographs of Gloria Ross depict her as a child, on her wedding day, at an event with Gerald Ford, and with her sister Helen Frankenthaler. Also found are numerous photographs and color transparencies of Gloria Ross tapestries, including a few installation views, and Navajo tapestries donated and exhibited at the Denver Art Museum. Additionally, there are many polaroids of Navajo weavers and their tapestries and weavers working at the Pinton Atelier and Edinburgh Tapestry Company.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival 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:
Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rossglor, Series 8
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Gloria Ross papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rossglor-ref18

Navajo Weaver

Artist:
Carl Moon, born Wilmington, OH 1879-died San Francisco, CA 1948  Search this
Sitter:
HAS-EE-BAH  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 x 24 in. (76.3 x 61.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1937-1943
Topic:
Ethnic\Indian\Navajo  Search this
Landscape\New Mexico  Search this
Occupation\craft\textile worker  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Object\other\loom  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Florence O.R. Lang
Object number:
1985.66.383,322
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b05ef98b-e492-4a79-b419-a6e970c40ac3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1985.66.383_322

Navajo Weavers, By Dr. Washington Matthews, U.S. A[Rmy]. Pp. 371-391, Pls. Xxxiv-Xxxviii, Figs. 42-59.

Author:
Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Publisher:
Government Printing Office  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 5 in; 20.32 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
Block
ID Number:
1980.0219.0311
Catalog number:
1980.0219.0311
Accession number:
1980.0219
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8ddf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_749304

Navajo Weavers, By Dr. Washington Matthews, U.S. A[Rmy]. Pp. 371-391, Pls. Xxxiv-Xxxviii, Figs. 42-59.

Author:
Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Publisher:
Government Printing Office  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 5 in; 20.32 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
Block
ID Number:
1980.0219.0319
Catalog number:
1980.0219.0319
Accession number:
1980.0219
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-959b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_749312

Navajo Weavers, By Dr. Washington Matthews, U.S. A[Rmy]. Pp. 371-391, Pls. Xxxiv-Xxxviii, Figs. 42-59.

Author:
Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Publisher:
Government Printing Office  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 5 in; 20.32 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
Block
ID Number:
1980.0219.0321
Catalog number:
1980.0219.0321
Accession number:
1980.0219
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-959d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_749314

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