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Zulu Woman

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin, b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print, b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print, b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Natal (South Africa)
South Africa
Date:
1949
Scope and Contents:
Zulu Woman, 1949. The woman is wearing a beaded headdress and circular beads decorating her hair. She is wearing a robe with a fur piece near her neck. There are a few people standing behind her. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1949.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Exhibitions Note:
"Accent on Africa: Recent Acquisitions of African Art" held by the North Carolina Museum of Art from April through August, 2003. LL03-0048
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 17-30
Contact Sheet Numbers: 332083-3
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-060947
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 1: Photographs / Photographs / Zulu Peoples, Natal, South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref1448

Zulu Woman

Creator:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin, b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print, b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print, b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Natal (South Africa)
South Africa
Date:
1949
Scope and Contents:
Zulu Woman, 1949. The woman has her arm propped up on a fence. She is wearing a headdress and a dark shawl. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1949.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Exhibitions Note:
"Accent on Africa: Recent Acquisitions of African Art" held by the North Carolina Museum of Art from April through August, 2003. LL03-0048
Local Note:
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: 17-32
Contact Sheet Numbers: 332083-3
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection, EEPA 1998-006, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1998-006, Item EEPA 1998-060949
See more items in:
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection
Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection / Series 1: Photographs / Photographs / Zulu Peoples, Natal, South Africa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1998-006-ref1450

Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, at work, Ibadan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Born in 1928 at Ila Orangun, Lamidi O. Fakeye took to woodcarving early and naturally, for the Fakeyes are renowned woodcarvers. In this autobiography, Fakeye writes a beguilingly conversational account of his peripatetic childhood, his fortuitous meeting with Father Kevin Carroll in 1949, and his apprenticeship under master sculptor George Bamidele Arowoogun at the Oye-Ekiti workshop. Fakeye's association with the Catholics led to numerous prestigious commissions for doors, panels, posts, and statuary, and in 1960 to his first solo exhibition in Ibadan. The following year, a second exhibition resulted in forging links with Americans from Western Michigan University, then working in Ibadan. Fakeye's friendships and long associations with his colleagues in Kalamazoo, Michigan (his American home town) culminated in the 1996 retrospective exhibition in Kalamazoo and the present book." [Haight B. and Curl D., 1996: Lamidi Olonade Fakeye: A Retrospective Exhibition and Autobiography; Oak Woods Media]. The photograph depicts the sculptor carving a piece which refers to Yoruba warfare in West Africa prior to the arrival of Europeans. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
H 2 YRB 8.1 EE
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"Accent on Africa: Recent Acquisitions of African Art" held by the North Carolina Museum of Art from April through August, 2003.
Local Note:
Frame value is 2.
Slide No. H 2 YRB 8.1 EE
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7103
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23883

Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, at work, Ibadan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"Born in 1928 at Ila Orangun, Lamidi O. Fakeye took to woodcarving early and naturally, for the Fakeyes are renowned woodcarvers. In this autobiography, Fakeye writes a beguilingly conversational account of his peripatetic childhood, his fortuitous meeting with Father Kevin Carroll in 1949, and his apprenticeship under master sculptor George Bamidele Arowoogun at the Oye-Ekiti workshop. Fakeye's association with the Catholics led to numerous prestigious commissions for doors, panels, posts, and statuary, and in 1960 to his first solo exhibition in Ibadan. The following year, a second exhibition resulted in forging links with Americans from Western Michigan University, then working in Ibadan. Fakeye's friendships and long associations with his colleagues in Kalamazoo, Michigan (his American home town) culminated in the 1996 retrospective exhibition in Kalamazoo and the present book." [Haight B. and Curl D., 1996: Lamidi Olonade Fakeye: A Retrospective Exhibition and Autobiography; Oak Woods Media]. The photograph depicts the sculptor carving a piece which refers to Yoruba warfare in West Africa prior to the arrival of Europeans. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
H 2 YRB 8.6 EE
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"Accent on Africa: Recent Acquisitions of African Art" held by the North Carolina Museum of Art from April through August, 2003.
Local Note:
Frame value is 10.
Slide No. H 2 YRB 8.6 EE
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Wood-carving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7109
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23889

Yoruba weaver, Nigeria

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photographs depicts weaver working at horizontal narrow-band treadle loom. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
H 2 YRB 13 EE
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"Accent on Africa: Recent Acquisitions of African Art" held by the North Carolina Museum of Art from April through August, 2003.
Local Note:
Frame value is 4.
Slide No. H 2 YRB 13 EE
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7131
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Nigeria
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23914

James Byrnes papers

Creator:
Byrnes, James B.  Search this
Names:
Isaac Delgado Museum of Art  Search this
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca.1940 -2000]
bulk 1960-1990
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; personal letters and notecards; business correspondence and printed material related to Byrnes' work as director of the Isaac Delgado Museum of Art (now the New Orleans Museum of Art) and the North Carolina Museum of Art; personal and professional photographs; printed material, photographs, and writings by Byrnes concerning Man Ray; and documentation of three art appraisals conducted by Byrnes. There is additional material (1.0 linear ft.) on Byrnes' friend and mentor Wilhelm R. Valentiner, including correspondence, financial records, Valentiner estate papers, and writings by Byrnes including a draft of the manuscript, "Memoir of Valentiner."
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director, fine arts appraiser, Los Angeles, Calif., Raleigh, N.C., and New Orleans, La.; b. 1917. Byrnes was also executor of the Valentiner estate.
Provenance:
Donated 2003 and 2005 by James and Barbara Byrnes.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Museum directors -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.byrnjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-byrnjame

Hobson Pittman papers, 1916-1990

Creator:
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Subject:
Luce, Clare Boothe  Search this
Sanger, Margaret  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Robinson, Edward G.  Search this
Sothern, Ann  Search this
Albright, Ivan  Search this
Annenberg, Walter H.  Search this
Canaday, John  Search this
Gummo, Blanchard  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10345
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213558
AAA_collcode_pitthobs
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213558

Hobson Pittman papers

Creator:
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Names:
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-  Search this
Canaday, John, 1907-1985  Search this
Gummo, Blanchard, 1906-1986  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973  Search this
Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966  Search this
Sothern, Ann, 1909-  Search this
Extent:
6 Microfilm reels
1,538 Sketches (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Sketches
Date:
1916-1990
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, legal and financial material, notes and writings, art work, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, printed material, subject files and photographs.
REEL 4154: Five scrapbooks containing clippings, exhibition brochures, photographs of Pittman and of his works (1934-1969); and two sketchbooks containing European views of landscape and architecture (1927-1956).
REELS 4468-4472: Biographical material; correspondence, 1920-1900, with family, colleagues, students, and patrons, including Ivan Albright, Walter H. Annenberg, John Canaday, Blanchard Gummo, Edward Hopper, Edward G. Robinson, Ann Southern, and others; Pittman's will and estate papers; receipts, 1921-1980; 2 address books; school notebooks; writings by and about Pittman, including his "Drift of Consciousness" manuscript; 4 scrapbooks of drawings, 70 unbound drawings, and 2 prints; a menu decorated with sketches of acrobats and annotated "to H. Pittman from R. Marsh" and "E. Hopper"; files containing letters, printed material, and photographs on topics including Clare Boothe Luce (1946-1972), Margaret Sanger (1947-1974), greeting cards designed by Pittman (1960-1965), Pittman residences (1945-1974), Woodstock artists (1972-1975) and Guggenheim fellowships (1938-1956-contains a travel journal about Italy); a scrapbook of clippings (1938-1971) and clippings (1931-1985); exhibition announcements and catalogs (1930-1989), and other printed material; and photographs of Pittman, his family, friends, art classes (1945-1971), and works of art.
ADDITION: Preliminary works of art by Pittman consisting of 1,538 sketches in watercolor, ink and graphite.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, art instructor; Philadelphia, Pa. Born in Epworth, North Carolina, Pittman moved permanently to Pennsylvania in 1918.
Related Materials:
Letters from Pittman to his cousin Lucy Cherry Crisp located in Collection no. 154, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.
Provenance:
Material on reel 4154 lent for microfilming 1988 by Bryn Mawr College as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Papers on reels 4468-4472 were lent by the Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council, 1990, who received it from Pittman's niece, Alyce Weeks Gordon.The sketches were donated in 1997 from the North Carolina Museum of Art, which had received it from the Hobson Pittman estate.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pitthobs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pitthobs

Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers, 1853-1977

Creator:
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Subject:
Colenbrander, H. T. (Herman Theodoor)  Search this
Heise, Carl Georg  Search this
Hofstede de Groot, C. (Cornelis)  Search this
Bode, Wilhelm von  Search this
Wills, Helen  Search this
Sarre, Maria  Search this
Mellon, Andrew W. (Andrew William)  Search this
McIlhenny, John  Search this
Ford, Edsel  Search this
Morgan, Anne Tracy  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Prints
Photographs
Diaries
Place:
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933
Topic:
Art museums -- United States  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Dutch  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art, Italian  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13492
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209035
AAA_collcode_valewilh
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209035
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Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers

Creator:
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Names:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bode, Wilhelm von, 1845-1929  Search this
Colenbrander, H. T. (Herman Theodoor), 1871-1945  Search this
Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943  Search this
Heise, Carl Georg, 1890-1979  Search this
Hofstede de Groot, C. (Cornelis), 1863-1930  Search this
McIlhenny, John  Search this
Mellon, Andrew W. (Andrew William), 1855-1937  Search this
Morgan, Anne Tracy, 1873-1952  Search this
Sarre, Maria  Search this
Wills, Helen, 1905-1998  Search this
Extent:
6.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Prints
Photographs
Diaries
Place:
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933
Date:
1853-1977
Summary:
The papers of art historian and museum director Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner measure 6.9 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1977. Found within the collection are biographical materials, including information on the Lepsius and Valentiner families; correspondence with family, friends, art collectors, and art historians; seven diaries; additional writings and notes; printed materials; three clippings scrapbooks; artwork in the form of prints and woodcuts; and photographs of Valentiner and his family and friends, including two photograph albums.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and museum director Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner measure 6.9 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1977. Found within the collection are biographical materials, including information on the Lepsius and Valentiner families; correspondence with family, friends, art collectors, and art historians; seven diaries; additional writings and notes; printed materials; three clippings scrapbooks; artwork in the form of prints and woodcuts; and photographs of Valentiner and his family and friends, including two photograph albums.

Biographical materials include certificates, membership cards, a curriculum vitae, and genealogical information on the Valentiner and Lepsius families.

Correspondence includes letters in German from Valentiner's parents, siblings, extended family members, and his wife and daughter. General correspondence includes letters and cards in German and English from art historian mentors and peers, including Wilhelm von Bode, Cornelius Hofstede de Groot, Carl Heise, and Herman Colenbrander, as well as art collectors and friends, including John McIlhenny, Andrew Mellon, Edsel Ford, Maria Sarre, and Helen Wills Moody Roark.

Seven diaries dated 1910-1939 were written in German, some of which also contain sketches, photographs, and other enclosures. Additional writings and notes consist of autobiographical writings, numerous essays, lectures, and monographs on Italian and Dutch art and artists, and reports and lectures on exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Lecture seminar notes appear to have been written while Valentiner was a student in Germany, and materials related to Arbeitsrat für Kunst date from the period after Valentiner's military service when he served as a chairman to the newly formed Working Council for the Arts, prior to his return to America in 1921.

Printed material includes bulletins, exhibition catalogs, clippings, and three clippings scrapbooks, which document Valentiner's professional career in New York and Detroit.

Photographic materials are of Wilhelm Valentiner, his immediate and extended family members, and his friends. Photos of Valentiner are from his youth, military service in Germany, and his personal and professional career in the U.S. Photographs of friends include art scholars, collectors, and family friends, including Maria Sarre, Helen Wills Moody Rorke, and Anne Morgan, the daughter of Pierpoint Morgan. There are also a handful of reproductions of artwork used as scholarly references in his writings. The two photo albums focus on Valentiner's family and friends from his youth in Germany, and Valentiner with family members later in his life.

Artwork in the collection consists of prints from a page in a German book, a bookplate, and two woodcuts by unidentified artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1853-1976 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1860-1974 (3.4 linear feet; Box 1-4)

Series 3: Diaries, 1910-1939 (7 folders; Box 3)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1890-1970 (1.7 linear feet; Box 4-6, 9)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1915-1977 (0.2 linear feet; Box 6)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1908-1933 (0.4 linear feet; Box 6, 9)

Series 7: Photographic Materials, 1840-1970 (0.8 linear feet; Box 6-8)

Series 8: Artwork, 1890-1960 (3 folders; Box 8)
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian and museum director Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner (1880-1958) lived in New York City, N.Y., Detroit, Michigan, and Raleigh, North Carolina and was known for his leadership and collection development during his tenure at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Valentiner was born in Karlsruhe, Germany to Karl Wilhelm Valentiner, a professor of astronomy at Heidelberg University, and his wife, Anna Lepsius Valentiner. The youngest of four children, Valentiner attended the University of Leipzig and continued studies in art history at the University of Heidelberg, where he received his doctorate in 1905 under the mentorship of Henry Thode. His relationship with Thode and with fellow students Edwin Redslob and Hermann Voss would eventually lead to lifelong friendships with a network of European scholars and historians, including Wilhelm von Bode and Cornelius Hofstede de Groot.

Upon von Bode's recommendation to J.P. Morgan, then President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Valentiner joined the staff of the Metropolitan in 1908 as the curator for Decorative Arts. In 1913, he founded the journal Art in America, where he would remain as editor until 1931. At the onset of World War I, Valentiner returned to Germany to enlist and served until the war's end, at which point he spent a brief period working at the Kaiser Friedrich Museum and participated in the Arbeitsrat für Kunst, a new group that questioned the traditional relationship between artists and established art institutions. Though shortlived, his participation as a chairmen for the Working Council for the Arts introduced him to leading German artists and architects, including Walter Gropius, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Käthe Kollwitz, and Lyonel Feininger. At this time, he also met his future wife, Cecelia Odefay, who he married in 1919.

In 1921, Valentiner returned to the U.S. and was asked to serve as a collecting advisor to the Detroit Institute of Arts. In 1924, he was appointed the Institute's director, a position he held until his retirement in 1944. During his tenure, he oversaw the opening of a new wing, the first acquisition of pre-Columbian and African art, the strengthening of Chinese and Islamic art collections, significant acquisitions of European Modernists, and the development of the museum's education and conservation divisions.

In 1937, Valentiner founded the Art Quarterly journal for the College Art Association, which he edited until 1949. After his retirement from the Institute, Valentiner was called from retirement to serve as director for the Los Angeles County Museum and the Getty Museum in California, and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Valentiner died from complications of pneumonia in 1958.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Mary E. Adams letters from Wilhelm Valentiner and an oral history interview with Mary and Clinton Adams conducted by Paul Karlstrom, April 24, 1998. The North Carolina Museum of Art also holds papers of Wilhelm Valentiner, most of which are also available at the Archives on microfilm reels D31 and 2140-2144.
Separated Materials:
In 1981 and earlier, the Archives microfilmed the William R. Valentiner papers that were on deposit from the North Carolina Museum of Art onto reels D31 and 2140-2144. The papers were returned to the North Carolina Museum of Art, but the microfilm is still available for use at the Archives research centers and for interlibrary loan.

Reel D31 includes diary entries, 1914-1957, describing Valentiner's service in the German army, 1914-1918, with the War Information Office in Berlin, the overthrow of the monarchy and German politics, relations between Germany and Russia and communist activity in Germany, the administration of Berlin museums and radical artists' activities, his work with the L.A. County Museum, Detroit Institute of Fine Arts, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and private collectors, impressions of friends, including Henry Ford, Carl Hamilton, the Hohenzollerns, Franz Marc, Rainer Maria Rilke, Walter Rathenau, Helen Wills, Benjamin Altman, J. Pierpont Morgan, and recollections of women art collectors, including Mrs. August Belmont, Rita Lydig, and Mrs. Leonard Thomas. A very small portion of the filmed materials may be found among the Valentiner papers at the Archives, but most of the materials were returned to the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Loaned materials on reels 2140-2144 consist of 26 diaries, 1904-1958; autobiographical writings; manuscripts and lectures by Valentiner; correspondence with family, friends, authors, museums, galleries, and dealers, including Harry Bertoia, Charles Culver, Lyonel and Julia Feininger, Walter Gropius, Paul and Mary Weschler, and Morris Graves; and a scrapbook containing clippings, drafts of speeches, and invitations.
Provenance:
From 1972 to 1977, Valentiner's papers were gathered from various sources by historian Margaret Sterne who was researching and writing a biography of Valentiner. Sterne died just prior to publication and the papers were sorted by Archives' staff and returned to the lender when known. After publication of the biography, the bulk of the papers were returned to their respective lenders (primarily the University of North Carolina) and the remaining papers were sorted and accessioned by the Archives. Donors are listed as unknown or anonymous.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archvies' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art historians -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Museum directors -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Art museums -- United States  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Dutch  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art, Italian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Prints
Photographs
Diaries
Citation:
Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers, 1853-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.valewilh
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-valewilh
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Asante weaver, near Kumasi, Ghana

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Asante (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts weaver working at Asante horizontal narrow-band treadle loom. He is weaving Kente strip. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
H 2 ASH 5 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Exhibitions Note:
"Accent on Africa: Recent Acquisitions of African Art" held by the North Carolina Museum of Art from April through August, 2003.
Local Note:
38
Frame value is 20.
Slide No. H 2 ASH 5 EE 71
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Topic:
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 6884
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Ghana
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref23641

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- France -- Paris  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Miniature, Portrait of Napoleon

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Napoleon Bonaparte, 15 Aug 1769 - 05 May 1821  Search this
Medium:
Oil on bone or ivory
Dimensions:
estimate: 8.6 x 17.8cm (3 3/8 x 7")
Type:
Painting
Date:
19th Century
Topic:
Artwork\Painting\Miniature  Search this
Napoleon Bonaparte: Male  Search this
Napoleon Bonaparte: Rulers and Nobility\Emperor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: North Carolina Museum of Art
Object number:
G.55.16.41 NCMA
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/sm4d64cd87a-3dc9-46ba-a32a-b38329c73db9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_G.55.16.41_NCMA

William Suhr letters, 1927-1959

Creator:
Suhr, William, 1896-1984  Search this
Subject:
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9987
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212725
AAA_collcode_suhrwill
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212725

John Levy Galleries scrapbook, 1920-1938

Creator:
John Levy Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6437
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215572
AAA_collcode_johnlevy
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215572

James Byrnes papers, [ca.1940 -2000], bulk bulk 1960-1990

Creator:
Byrnes, James B., 1917-  Search this
Subject:
Ray, Man  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Isaac Delgado Museum of Art  Search this
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11105
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246117
AAA_collcode_byrnjame
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_246117

Mary E. Adams letters from Wilhelm Valentiner, 1954-1957

Creator:
Adams, Mary E., 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Adams, Mary E.  Search this
J. Paul Getty Museum  Search this
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6117
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216326
AAA_collcode_adammary
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216326

William Suhr letters

Creator:
Suhr, William, 1896-1984  Search this
Names:
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1959
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence.
REEL 3465: Correspondence with Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner, mainly regarding the restoration and conservation of art works; a letter from Eduard Plietzsch; a letter from the North Carolina Museum of Art regarding an exhibition honoring Valentiner; and a 230-p. transcript of 11 lectures for Suhr's class "The Technique of the Old Masters and Problems of Restoration and Preservation." Suhr writes about the history of painting techniques and materials, restoration principles and techniques, preservation and forgeries.
REEL 2804: A photocopy of an illustrated letter, March 27, 1937 from Lyonel Feininger.
UNMICROFILMED: A photocopy of a letter, Oct. 9, 1944 from Lyonel Feininger.
Biographical / Historical:
Conservator, educator, painter.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Conservators  Search this
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.suhrwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-suhrwill

Henry Darnall, II of "his Lordship's Kindness," Prince George's County, Maryland, (painting)

Painter:
Kuhn, Justus Engelhardt active 1708-1717  Search this
Subject:
Child  Search this
Darnall, Henry, II  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Maryland Center for History and Culture 610 Park Avenue Baltimore Maryland 21201
Date:
Ca. 1710
Topic:
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 82250025
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_198298

Portrait of John Dracopoli [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton 1890-1973  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Subject:
Dracopoli, Jean  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1912
Topic:
New Gallery  Search this
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0004729
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_134165

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