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Meet Alex Katz

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Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
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Interviews
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2009-01-16T13:14:11.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Art, American  Search this
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How to Make a Japanese Paper Doll: Anne Cox (Demonstration)

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Collectors' Roundtable Series with Helen Zell

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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers

Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Names:
American Ambulance Field Hospital (Juilly, France)  Search this
Greenwich House (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Whitney Studio Club  Search this
Cushing, Howard Gardiner, 1869-1916  Search this
De Meyer, Adolf, Baron, 1868-1949  Search this
Miller, Flora Whitney  Search this
Strelecki, Jean de, count  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Whitney, Harry Payne, 1872-1930  Search this
Extent:
36.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lithographs
Photographs
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Blueprints
Sketches
Date:
1851-1975
bulk 1888-1942
Summary:
The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers measure approximately 36.1 linear feet and date from 1851 to 1975, with the bulk of the material dating from 1888 to 1942. The collection documents the life and work of the art patron and sculptor, especially her promotion of American art and artists, her philanthropy and war relief work, her commissions for memorial sculpture, and her creative writing. Papers include correspondence, journals, writings, project files, scrapbooks, photographs, artwork, printed material, two sound recordings, and miscellaneous personal papers.
Scope and Content Note:
The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers measure approximately 36.1 linear feet and date from 1851 to 1975, with the bulk of the material dating from 1888 to 1942. The collection documents the life and work of the art patron and sculptor, especially her promotion of American art and artists, her philanthropy and war relief work, her commissions for memorial sculpture, and her creative writing. Papers include correspondence, journals, writings, project files, scrapbooks, photographs, artwork, printed material, two sound recordings, and miscellaneous personal papers.

Material relating to more personal aspects of Whitney's life include school papers, a paper doll book dating from her childhood, financial material, interviews, awards and honorary degrees, address and telephone books, committee files, and other items. Correspondence consists of incoming and outgoing letters concerning both personal and professional matters, including her patronage of the arts and sponsorship of artists, her sculpture commissions and exhibitions, and her war relief work and other philantrophic activities. Also found are family correspondence and correspondence received by the Flora Whitney Miller and the Whitney Museum of American Art after Whitney's death. Journals include personal ones that she kept periodically from the time she was a child to near the end of her life, in which she recorded her travels, her impressions of people, her experiences with friends, and her thoughts on art, among other topics; and social ones, in which she recorded dinners and dances attended, and people invited to different social gatherings, and in which she collected invitations received and accepted.

Scattered files can be found that relate to the Whitney Studio Club and the Whitney Museum of American Art, consisting of notebooks, catalogs, a financial report, and other material. Files relating to Whitney's own sculpture projects are more extensive and consist of correspondence, contracts, printed material, notes, financial material for proposed and completed commissions for fountains, memorials, and monuments. The Whitney Museum of American Art, rather than Whitney herself, seems to have kept these files. Files relating to Whitney's philanthropic activities span from the time just before to just after the First World War and consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and printed material stemming from her contributions to charities and war relief organizations, her sponsorship of the war hospital in Juilly, France, and her support of the Greenwich House Social Settlement.

Whitney's writings include extensive drafts, and handwritten and typed manuscripts and copies of novels, plays, and stories, as well as some autobiographical and early writings, notes and writings on art, and clippings of published writings, documenting her principle means of creative expression towards the end of her life. Also found are some writings by others. Scrapbooks consist of clippings, photographs, letters and other material, compiled by Whitney, Flora Whitney Miller, and possibly others, documenting Whitney's public life, her sculpture commissions and exhibitions, exhibitions at the Whitney Studio, the war hospital in Juilly, France, the death of Harry Payne Whitney in 1930, and the sickness and death of Whitney in 1942.

Photographs include ones of the Whitney and Vanderbilt families, ones of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (including portraits taken by Baron Adolf de Meyer and Count Jean de Strelecki), ones of various Vanderbilt and Whitney residences and of Whitney's studios, ones of Whitney's sculpture exhibitions as well as exhibitions at her studio, and ones of her sculptures, as well as some miscellaneous and unidentified ones. Artwork consists of sketchbooks and sketches by Whitney (including sketches for sculptures) and artwork by others (including a sketchbook of Howard Cushing's containing a sketch of her and albums of World War I lithographs) collected by Whitney. Also found amongst the collection are printed material (clippings, exhibition catalogs, programs, and publications) and blueprints (including drawings for Whitney's studio on MacDougal Alley and various of her sculptures).
Arrangement:
The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers are arranged into twelve series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Miscellaneous Personal Papers, 1888-1947, 1975 (Boxes 1-3, 33-34, OV 42; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1889-1949, 1959 (Boxes 3-9; 6 linear feet)

Series 3: Journals, circa 1886-1939 (Boxes 9-12, 33; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Whitney Studio Club and Whitney Museum of American Art Files, 1921-1943 (Box 12; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Sculpture Files, 1900-1960 (bulk 1909-1942) (Boxes 12-15; 3 linear feet)

Series 6: Philanthropy Files, 1902-1923 (bulk 1915-1920) (Boxes 15-17; 2 linear feet)

Series 7: Writings, 1889-1942, 1974 (Boxes 17-26; 10 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1893-1942 (Boxes 26-27, 33, 35; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1859-1942 (Boxes 27-28, 36; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, 1862-1942 (Boxes 28-32, 36-41, OV 43-51; 6.4 linear feet)

Series 11: Artwork, 1871-1930s (Boxes 32, 41, OV 52-54; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 12: Blueprints, 1913-1945 (OV 55; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
New York art patron and sculptor, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942), was the eldest daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt, and founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Whitney was born January 9, 1875 in New York City, the. She was educated by private tutors and attended Brearley School in New York. From the time she was a young girl, she kept journals of her travels and impressions of the people she met, and engaged in creative pursuits such as sketching and writing stories. In 1896, she was married to Harry Payne Whitney. They had three children, Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara.

In 1900, Whitney began to study sculpture under Hendrik Christian Anderson, and then under James Fraser. Later, she studied with Andrew O'Connor in Paris. From the time she started studying sculpture, her interest in art grew, as did her particular concern for American art and artists. In 1907, she organized an art exhibition at the Colony Club, which included several contemporary American paintings. She also opened a studio on MacDougal Alley, which became known as the Whitney Studio and was a place where shows and prize competitions were held. (She also had other studios in Westbury, Long Island and Paris, France.) Over the years, her patronage of art included buying work, commissioning it, sponsoring it, exhibiting it, and financially supporting artists in America and abroad. From 1911 on, she was aided in her work by Juliana Force, who started out as Whitney's secretary, was responsible for art exhibitions at the Whitney Studio, and became the first director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The first recognition Whitney received for her sculpture came in 1908 when a project on which she had collaborated (with Grosvenor Atterbury and Hugo Ballin) won a prize for best design from the Architectural League of New York. The following year she received a commission to do a fountain sculpture for the Pan-American Building in Washington, D. C. She went on to do numerous other commissioned works over the next several decades, including: a fountain for the New Arlington Hotel in Washington D.C. (the design of which was reproduced in various sizes and materials, one cast being submitted to the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition where it won a bronze medal and a later cast being installed on the campus of McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1930); the Titanic Memorial (designed in 1913 and erected in 1930); the Buffalo Bill Memorial (1924) in Cody, Wyoming; the Columbus Memorial (1929) in Port of Palos, Spain; the Peter Stuyvesant statue in Stuyvesant Square (1939); and The Spirit of Flight (1939) for the New York World's Fair. In 1916, she had her first one-man show at the Whitney Studio, another at the Newport Art Association, and a retrospective at the San Francisco Art Association Palace of Fine Arts. A traveling exhibition in the Midwest followed in 1918.

During the First World War, Whitney was involved with numerous war relief activities, most notably establishing and supporting a hospital in Juilly, France. She made several trips to France during the war, keeping a journal and eventually publishing a piece on the hospital in several newspapers. Her sculpture during this period was largely focused on war themes. In 1919, she exhibited some of these works at the Whitney Studio in a show called "Impressions of War." In the years after the war, she was also commissioned to do several war memorials, including the Washington Heights War Memorial (1922) and the St. Nazaire Memorial (1926) commemmorating the landing of the American Expeditionary Force in France in 1917.

In 1918, Whitney opened the Whitney Studio Club, which served as pioneering organization for American art, putting on exhibition programs and offering social space and recreational amenities to its members (one point numbering over four hundred artists living in New York). She planned an "Overseas Exhibition" of American art, which traveled to Paris and other European cities in 1920-1921, and had her own shows in Paris and London in 1921. In 1928, the Whitney Studio Club was transformed into an art gallery, known as the Whitney Studio Galleries and directed by Juliana Force, which eventually became the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931.

Whitney pursued creative writing throughout her life, but beginning in the 1930s writing became her principle means of creative expression. Over the years, she produced numerous manuscripts for stories, novels, and play. One novel, Walking the Dusk, was published in 1932 under the pseudonym L. J. Webb. Beginning in 1940, Whitney took a "Professional Writing" course at Columbia University with Helen Hull, which resulted in the production of numerous short stories. In 1941, she collaborated with Ronald Bodley to adapt one of her stories as a play and attempted to get it produced, although unsuccessfully.

In 1934, Whitney was involved in a custody battle for her niece, Gloria Vanderbilt (daughter of her late brother, Reginald Vanderbilt and his wife, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt). In an agreement reached by the court, custody was awarded to Whitney and visitation rights to Gloria's mother. Litigation continued in the ensuing years.

In 1935, Whitney established the World's Fair Five Organization, with Juliana Force and four architects, to work on preparing a plan for the site of the 1939 New York World's Fair at Flushing Meadow, although the fair's own Board of Design ended up coming up with its own plan.

Whitney continued her work in sculpture, writing, art patronage, and philanthropy throughout the remaining years of her life. She died on April 18, 1942.
Related Archival Materials note:
Related material found in the Archives includes Research Material on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney compiled by Flora Miller Irving and the Whitney Museum of American Art artists' files and records, available on microfilm only (originals are located in the Whitney Museum of American Art). Also found in the Archives of American Art's Miscellaneous Exhibition Catalog Collection are a bundle of Whitney Studio Club and Mrs. H. P. Whitney's Studio catalogs and announcements.
Provenance:
The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers were donated in 1981 and 1991 by Whitney's granddaughter, Flora Miller Irving.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Philanthropists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art patrons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lithographs
Photographs
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Blueprints
Sketches
Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitgert
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9db113d72-cc31-4974-85fe-3e99c53dd62e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitgert
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Oral history interview with Helen Zell

Interviewee:
Zell, Helen, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Extent:
110 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2016 December 5-6
Scope and Contents:
An oral history interview with Helen Zell conducted 2016 December 5-6, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Zell's home, in Chicago, Illinois.
Zell discusses growing up as a Jewish Northerner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; her parents and their extended family and the impact on her of visiting with her father's bohemian relatives in Brooklyn; her early interest in reading and English studies; her enthusiasm for collecting and organizing paper dolls and books as a young girl; the family's relocation to Rockville Centre, New York on Long Island; her visit as a teenager to Europe and the Rome Olympics with her grandparents; her college years at the University of Michigan, where she met her first husband, James Fadim; her work as an editor for the American Society for Microbiology; the couple's meeting and socializing with Sam and Janet Zell at the University of Michigan; their move to Chicago in 1967; her first purchases of art at the Old Town Art Fair in Chicago; her work as the general manager for the Chicago String Ensemble; her work on the Women's Board at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; her divorce from her first husband and her return to school to study interior design at the Harrington Institute and her subsequent work as an interior designer; her deeper involvement with Chicago-based art collectors through her work at the MCA. Zell also describes her reintroduction to Sam Zell after many years apart at an art fair in Chicago in 1995; their burgeoning relationship and his desire to help her acquire and develop an art collection, initially concentrating on Surrealist work; their marriage and acquisition of a neighboring apartment in their condominium building which they renovated in order to create space for their growing collection; the expansion of their collection into photography; her enthusiasm for the work of Joseph Cornell, Louise Bourgeois and Lee Bontecou, among others; the assistance of the gallerist Alan Koppel in acquiring work for the collection; her feelings about loaning from the collection for exhibitions; the valuable assistance of curators and dealers in expanding her knowledge and expertise; and her and her husband's feelings about eventually creating a legacy for their collection. Zell also recalls Robert Natkin; Grace Hokin; Bud Holland; Helyn Goldenberg; Marilynn Alsdorf; Allen Turner; Stefan Edlis; Gael Neeson; Kevin Consey; Madeline Grynsztejn; Elizabeth Smith as well as Michael Heltzer; Meredith Palmer; John Vinci; David Tunkl; Lynne Warren; and Wilbur Ross, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Helen Zell (1942- ) is a philanthropist and art collector in Chicago, Illinois. Avis Berman (1949- ) is an art historian and author in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded as 2 digital wav sound files. Duration is 4 hr., 53 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
This interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Philanthropists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.zellh16
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d82fb9cd-749a-4486-839f-bf2e134d2928
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zellh16

Open Studio: Paper Dolls

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2021-02-12T16:00:25.000Z
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Topic:
Portraits  Search this
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Gretchen W. Rogers papers, 1901-1986

Creator:
Rogers, Gretchen Woodman, 1881-1967  Search this
Citation:
Gretchen W. Rogers papers, 1901-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6485
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215673
AAA_collcode_rogegret
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Paper Dolls

Collection Creator:
Rogers, Gretchen W., 1881-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1910
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.
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:
Gretchen W. Rogers papers, 1901-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gretchen W. Rogers papers / Series 1: Gretchen Rogers Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93f9d31be-1f0f-402b-a3e8-decc86b15c06
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rogegret-ref10

Gretchen Rogers Papers

Collection Creator:
Rogers, Gretchen W., 1881-1967  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2, OV 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1901-1986
Scope and Contents:
Biographical materials consist of awards and certificates, membership records, a sales receipt, and a medal from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915). Correspondence is with the American Federation of Arts, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Alice Ruggles Sohier, and Edmund Tarbell. Hand-drawn scenes and cut out paper dolls and animals were made by Rogers. An unpublished children's book written and illustrated by Rogers is entitled Peep-Weep. Photographs include a portrait of Rogers in a ballgown and snapshots of Rogers driving. Also found is a photo of an exhibition featuring Roger's painting at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1914. Printed materials consist of exhibition announcements, catalogs, and clippings. A scrapbook includes correspondence, printed material, and sketches.
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.
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:
Gretchen W. Rogers papers, 1901-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rogegret, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bec7986a-8d02-4ef0-af5c-1ae3063f7759
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rogegret-ref6

Gretchen W. Rogers papers

Creator:
Rogers, Gretchen W., 1881-1967  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1901-1986
Summary:
The papers of still-life painter Gretchen W. Rogers measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1986. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, hand-drawn paper dolls and an illustrated unpublished children's book, photographs, printed material, and a scrapbook.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of still-life painter Gretchen W. Rogers measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1986. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, hand-drawn paper dolls and an illustrated unpublished children's book, photographs, printed material, and a scrapbook.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Gretchen W. Rogers (1881-1967) was a still-life and portrait painter in Boston, Massachusetts. Rogers studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with Edmund C. Tarbell and Philip Hale.
Provenance:
Donated 1994, 1995 and 1997 by Anne Winslow, niece of Gretchen Rogers.
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.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Still-life painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Citation:
Gretchen W. Rogers papers, 1901-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rogegret
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94baec5fa-1c0b-4d17-a434-253e30d78532
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rogegret

Tuck Paper Doll

Container:
Box 15 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-112, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Product Development and Licensing, Product Development and Licensing Records
See more items in:
Product Development and Licensing Records
Product Development and Licensing Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-112-refidd1e5972

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Flour

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
2.76 Cubic feet (consisting of 6 boxes, 1 folder, 2 oversize folders, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1831-1937
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Flour forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This material consists primarily of advertising cards, invoices, bills/receipts, scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, notices, circulars, announcements, recipe books, printed advertisements, market reports, price lists, printed advertisements, .patents and trademarks from manufacturers and merchants of various types of flour. Such types include roller flour and core flour for foundry use. The flour was produced for both commercial and home use. It could be acquired by the barrel and half barrel. Many of the manufacturers also sold machines for producing flour including sieve cleaning attachments, bran dusters, middlings dusters, flour packers, testing sieves, wire bolting cloths, grit gauzes, grain separators and brush machines. These manufacturers and also distributor would sell other products including grass seed, corn, meal, starch, hay, tallow, plaster, cement, hides, calk, lamb and sheep skins, lime feed, shorts, fish and salt.

Among these materials are unique forms of advertisements. The Freeman Milling Company created paper dolls. The company's name was printed on the clothing for the dolls. There are also a few pieces of correspondence from foreign countries. Among the advertising materials is information from the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association. This program was established to. Of special interest to the researcher is Listers Diabetic Flour recipe book in box 2. Tylers Raw Food Cook Book found in box 4.

Materials are organized alphabetically by name of company. Materials in box five are arranged by ty e including import/export documents, foreign correspondence, envelopes, images of African-Americans, children products, legal actions, market reports, patents and trademarks and related publications.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Missing Title

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Flour is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Flour  Search this
Mills  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Flour, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Flour
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Flour
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c983fbd9-8e21-43c8-a5fe-3662dea8bdac
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-flour
Online Media:

Marketing Material

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box SUPP 24, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
undated
1927
Scope and Contents:
Trade cards and a novelty promotional bookletWho Will I Marry, a Game of Fate(undated). Products include stove polish and pastes, shoe dressing, Electro-Silicon for gold and silver ware, two Enameline paper doll pigs, and Noble polish for pianos.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Polishes, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Polishes
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Polishes / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a6001814-3d97-49b4-9af5-a0075f347b2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-polishes-ref15

Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings

Creator:
Sun, Ming-ju  Search this
Names:
Garfinckel's (Department store)  Search this
Artist:
Ambrose, Amie  Search this
Donor:
Sun, Ming-ju  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Catalogs
Advertisements
Tear sheets
Paper dolls
Date:
circa 1972-2002, undated
Summary:
Fashion drawings and the photographic work of Ming-Ju Sun while as an employee of Garfinckel's Department Store and as an independent artist.
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of the original drawings and photographic work of Ming-Ju Sun as an employee of Garfinckel's Department Store and as an independent artist. It includes original artwork, newspaper advertisement tear sheets, photographic materials, fashion illustration coloring books, fashion catalogs, and other materials that provide information about the fashion industry and its advertising. The materials document women's fashions dating from 1972- to 2002. The collection is a rich resource for advertising art in the 20th century, fashion and costume design, and fashion history.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two series.
Biographical / Historical:
Ming-Ju Sun arrived in the United States from China in the 1940s. In the early 1970s, she studied fine art, taking classes on the history of costume and textiles as well as Chinese and Japanese history at the University of Maryland. While earning her graduate degree she worked as a fashion illustrator for the Garfinckel's department store located in Washington, DC. Beginning in the 1980s, Sun worked as an independent artist creating hand-illustrated paper-doll, sticker, and coloring books for Dover Publishing. Her artwork has been shown in galleries in Washington, DC.

Source: Collecting and Discovering Ming-Ju Sun: Paper-doll Cues to a Family History by Rachel Endoso, December 10, 2014.
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Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives Center by Ming-Ju Sun in 2005.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Fashion merchandising  Search this
advertising -- Clothing and dress -- 1970-2010  Search this
advertising -- Clothing trade -- 1970-2010  Search this
advertising -- Fashion -- 1970-2010  Search this
Women -- Employment  Search this
Women in business -- 1970-2010  Search this
Advertising art -- 20th century  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 20th century
Catalogs
Advertisements
Tear sheets
Paper dolls
Citation:
Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings, 1972-2002, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0897
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Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b2cf7540-c69a-49d9-beef-a6a4de81fce7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0897

Fashion Drawings

Collection Creator:
Sun, Ming-ju  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1972-2002, undated
Scope and Contents:
Include materials created by Ming-Ju Sun as an employee of Garfinckel's Department Store. The series is arranged into six subseries: Subseries 1.1, Original Artwork, circa 1975-1983, undated; Subseries 1.2, Newspaper Advertisements, circa 1972-1983, undated; Subseries 1.3, Photocopies of Newspaper Advertisements, circa 1972-1983, undated; Subseries 1.4, Photographic Slides, undated; Subseries 1.5, Paper Doll Fashion Coloring Books, 2001-2002, undated; and Subseries 1.6, Newspaper Articles, circa 1977.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings, 1972-2002, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0897, Series 1
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Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84e94276f-1b48-4238-a504-bd17b2956145
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0897-ref17

Paper Doll Fashion Coloring Books

Collection Creator:
Sun, Ming-ju  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2001-2002, undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes Sun's artwork for Dover Publishing coloring books. The coloring books document over 1,000 years of Chinese fashions, and the fashions of thirty-six first ladies and ten official hostesses of the White House. Materials are arranged in alphabetical order.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings, 1972-2002, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0897, Subseries 1.5
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Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings
Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings / Series 1: Fashion Drawings
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep804e33756-904d-44d2-a30f-d22047708db3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0897-ref56

Chinese Fashions

Collection Creator:
Sun, Ming-ju  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2001-2002, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings, 1972-2002, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings
Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings / Series 1: Fashion Drawings / 1.5: Paper Doll Fashion Coloring Books
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d1625f4a-2157-403f-a132-bf99b744f9af
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0897-ref57

Fashions of the First Ladies

Collection Creator:
Sun, Ming-ju  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2001-2002, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings, 1972-2002, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings
Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings / Series 1: Fashion Drawings / 1.5: Paper Doll Fashion Coloring Books
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b4c0eff7-886e-4629-850e-f20b9567aaf1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0897-ref58

Client Files

Collection Creator:
Wood, Arthur Bernie, 1921-1986  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958 - 1984
Scope and Contents:
The subseries is arranged alphabetically by client or project name. In most instances, it is noted what type of material exists for each file such as a license agreement or promotional literature. The majority of documentation in this series consists of artwork and promotional materials Wood designed for the client. He performed a variety of activities and services for his clients and the documentation for each client/project is uneven. Overall characteristics for these files include: artwork, articles, logos, newsletters, packaging such as bags, postcard ads, promotional literature, paper dolls, stationery and corporate image and identity, newsletters such as the Bell News for Illinois Bell Telephone, brochures, and handwritten notes by Wood on operations, training, and sales issues.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
A. Bernie Wood papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0962, Series 4
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A. Bernie Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89d863ec0-6bbd-4dda-b861-08f5fcf91486
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0962-ref17

Bing Crosby Show

Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound discs (lacquer) (Reference recordings)
Container:
Box 1 (reference cassettes)
Box 65, Item AC0584-OD0001, OD0002, OD0003
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound discs (lacquer)
Date:
1949 November 9
Scope and Contents:
Description: Broadcast of musical selections

Corporate Creator: CBS

Performers: Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Mills Brothers

Song Titles: "My Happiness" "Dreamer's Holiday" "Sunday" "Lazy River" "Paper Doll" " Way Back Home"
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.Only reference copies of audiovisual materials can be used.

Reference cassettes exist for the following audio discs: AC0584-OD0001 - AC0584-OD0088.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 10: Audiovisual / 10.1: Sound Discs: Test Pressings, Transcription Discs, and Performer Copies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a14a4600-0355-473a-bfe7-c4a4adc6fe02
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref1372

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