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[Retouching at Capitol School of Photography : cellulose acetate photonegative

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Capitol School of Photography  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 75
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Date:
ca. 1955-1960
Scope and Contents:
No ink on negative, no Scurlock number. A line of four men retouching negatives at the Scurlock's Capitol School of Photography. "Kodak Safety" edge imprint.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Photography -- Retouching  Search this
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
African American photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8613310d0-4bad-41a4-af94-d38f2ee21bb9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref2478
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Civil Disturbances '68 [Scurlock studio window : cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Creator:
Eastman Kodak Company (film manufacturer)  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 96
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Date:
1968
Scope and Contents:
One of four negatives on a 35mm film strip. The group is numbered AC0618.004.0000207-AC0618.004.0000210.
A display box on the exterior wall at Scurlock's studio containing photographs, labeled "Photography by Scurlock" with a hand-written sign on the glass reading "Soul brother / all the way". No ink on negative. "Tri X Pan Film Kodak Safety Film" and frame numbers edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Exhibitions Note:
Photograph reproduced in companion book to the following exhibit: "The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise," NMAAHC Gallery, NMAH, January 30 - November 15, 2009.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Photography -- Studios and darkrooms -- 20th century  Search this
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
African American photographers  Search this
Riots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1960-1970 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81bf3b7fc-552b-429d-8790-2828acf38fd9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref3049
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Oral history interview with Franz Bader, 1978 November 2

Interviewee:
Bader, Franz, 1903-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Haifley, Julia Link  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Franz Bader, 1978 November 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- Washington (D.C.) -- interviews  Search this
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12556
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212518
AAA_collcode_bader78
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212518
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Oral history interview with William Christenberry, 2010 March 3-31

Interviewee:
Christenberry, William, 1936-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A. (Merry Amanda)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William Christenberry, 2010 March 3-31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15884
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295753
AAA_collcode_christ10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295753
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Oral history interview with William Christenberry

Interviewee:
Christenberry, William, 1936-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Extent:
82 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 March 3-31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Christenberry conducted 2010 March 3 and 31, by Merry Foresta, for the Archives of American Art, at Christenberry's studio, in Washington, D.C.
Biographical / Historical:
William Christenberry (1936-2016) was a photographer, painter, sculptor and teacher in Washington, D.C. Merry Foresta is a curator in Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 43 min.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the William Christenberry papers, 1960-2018 and an oral history interview with William Christenberry conducted by Buck Pennington, January 17, 1983.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.christ10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bc152051-6031-4b31-b487-17db27e6f514
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-christ10
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Oral history interview with Franz Bader

Interviewee:
Bader, Franz, 1903-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Haifley, Julia Link  Search this
Extent:
27 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 November 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Franz Bader conducted 1978 November 2, by Julie Link Haifley, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Franz Bader (1903-1994) was an art dealer and photographer in Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 31 min.
Bader's heavy accent makes this interview difficult to understand.
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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bader78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95afebae5-55d6-4b7f-8a51-817f099144d3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bader78
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Oral history interview with Godfrey Frankel, 1993 Nov. 29

Interviewee:
Frankel, Godfrey, 1912-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A. (Merry Amanda)  Search this
Subject:
Photo League  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Godfrey Frankel, 1993 Nov. 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12004
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215675
AAA_collcode_franke93
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215675
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Godfrey Frankel

Interviewee:
Frankel, Godfrey  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Names:
Photo League  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording (90 min.), analog)
22 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1993 Nov. 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Godfrey Frankel conducted 1993 Nov. 29, by Merry Foresta, for the Archives of American Art.
Frankel recalls his early "sensitivity to art" and childhood visits to the Cleveland Museum; his first job in advertising on a daily newspaper in Ohio; his first camera; being suspected as a spy for photographing outdoors in Ohio in the 1940s; his move to Washington, D.C., in the 1940s; working as the nightclub editor for a Washington newspaper; photographing alley dwellings in D.C.; photographing in 1945 the resettlement of people who were in internment camps in the U.S.; and his move to New York City and his participation in the Photo League from 1946 to 1950.
Frankel describes meetings, lectures, classes, and camaraderie among members of the Photo League; common concerns between the Photo League and the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art; Photo League projects; and photographing New York's Lower East Side. He recalls his move to Cleveland in 1950 and photographing children and industrial sites there; his job as a social worker; his move back to D.C. in 1962; his work for various government agencies; being interviewed by government agents in 1962 for suspected communist activities; the accessibility of FSA photographs at the Library of Congress; teaching managerial skills at the University of Maryland; and exhibiting his photographs in the 1980s through George Hemphill at Middendorf Gallery and at the Kathleen Ewing Gallery, both in Washington, D.C. Frankel also comments on future plans to publish a book with the Smithsonian Press.
At the end of side one Frankel mentions Jacob Reiss, but called after reviewing the tape to say he meant Lewis Hine.
Biographical / Historical:
Godfrey Frankel (1912-1995) was a photographer from Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y.
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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Jacob Kainen Oral History Fund.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.franke93
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c124732a-6833-4458-9d1f-e20a42c5f15c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-franke93
Online Media:

Adam Peiperl papers

Creator:
Peiperl, Adam, 1935-  Search this
Names:
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
Borge, Victor  Search this
Brown, J. Carter (John Carter), 1934-  Search this
Getlein, Frank  Search this
Levai, Pierre  Search this
Mellon, Rachel Lambert  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994  Search this
Robb, Lynda Bird, 1944-  Search this
Waesche, Marilla Beth  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1968-2007
Scope and Contents:
Letters, photographs, loan agreements, printed material, and miscellany relating to Adam Peiperl's career as a kinetic artist.
Letters are from museums, galleries, and organizations and include e-mails. Included are one letter each from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lynda Johnson Robb. Photographs are of Peiperl with Frank Getlein, J. Carter Brown and Lynda Johnson Robb, Victor Borge, and Bunny Mellon, Pierre Levai and Marilla Beth Waesche with Peiperl's work installed at the Marlborough Gallery, New York City. Printed material includes magazine articles, newspaper clippings, and brochures.
Biographical / Historical:
Adam Peiperl, b. 1935, is a kinetic light sculptor, photographer, and videographer who creates sculptures by using polarized light. He also uses digital technology to create his art.
Provenance:
Donated in 2008 by Adam Peiperl.
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:
Kinetic artists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.peipadam
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b14de90b-a1c3-45f9-8ea4-fc9424a535a1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-peipadam

William Dunlop Brackenridge

Author:
Sappol Photographer Washington, D.C  Search this
Subject:
Brackenridge, William D (William Dunlop) 1810-1893  Search this
United States Exploring Expedition (USEE)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8 w x 10 h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Portraits
Date:
c. 1880s
Topic:
Botanists  Search this
Expeditions  Search this
Plant specialists  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Standard number:
2005-1377
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11400

Marcella Comès (Winslow) papers, 1915-1982 [and undated]

Creator:
Winslow, Marcella Comès, 1905-2000  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Léonie  Search this
Bishop, Elizabeth  Search this
Chapin, Katherine Garrison  Search this
D'Arcy, Martin Cyril  Search this
De la Mare, Walter  Search this
Devlin, Denis  Search this
Eberhart, Richard  Search this
Frost, Robert  Search this
Gordon, Caroline  Search this
Hodgson, Ralph  Search this
Jiménez, Juan Ramón  Search this
Lowell, Robert  Search this
Masson, Leon  Search this
Porter, Katherine Anne  Search this
Pound, Ezra  Search this
Rothenstein, John, Sir  Search this
Rothenstein, William, Sir  Search this
Saint-John Perse  Search this
Shapiro, Karl Jay  Search this
Tate, Allen  Search this
Van Doren, Mark  Search this
Warren, Robert Penn  Search this
Welty, Eudora  Search this
Weygandt, Cornelius  Search this
Winslow, Anne Goodwin  Search this
Citation:
Marcella Comès (Winslow) papers, 1915-1982 [and undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6707
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208832
AAA_collcode_winsmarc
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208832

Oral history interview with Volkmar Kurt Wentzel, 2002 October 18-2003 January 24

Interviewee:
Wentzel, Volkmar Kurt, 1915-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Bayly, Anne Louise, 1975-2016  Search this
Subject:
Constantinople, Lely  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Volkmar Kurt Wentzel, 2002 October 18-2003 January 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12978
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)255118
AAA_collcode_wentze02
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_255118
Online Media:

Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs

Author:
Stapp, William F.  Search this
Hamill, Pete  Search this
Avant, Tracey L.  Search this
Esterow, Milton  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2002
Citation:
Stapp, William F., Hamill, Pete, Esterow, Milton and Avant, Tracey L. 2002. Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs. Washington, D.C: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, in association with Yale University Press, pp., 160 pp.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_98754

Photographs: Washington, D.C. and West Virginia

Collection Creator:
Varre, Gretl de la, Mrs.  Search this
Holmes, Burton, 1870-1958  Search this
Varre, Andre de la, 1904-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled 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:
Andre De La Varre Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Andre De La Varre Collection
Andre De La Varre Collection / Series 2: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep859fe2f77-1b72-4786-8543-01ffaa54f6b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0782-ref524

Ida Jervis papers

Creator:
Jervis, Ida  Search this
Names:
Now Festival (1966 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1951-1996
Summary:
The papers of photographer and puppeteer Ida Jervis measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1996. Found are files concerning Washington D.C. area artists, collectors, exhibitions, festivals, institutions and museums.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of photographer and puppeteer Ida Jervis measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1996. Found are files concerning Washington D.C. area artists, collectors, exhibitions, festivals, institutions and museums.

Files may include printed material, photographs, biographical material, and correspondence. Additionally, three scrapbooks contain photographs and clippings from Jervis's career as a photographer and writer for local Washington, D.C. newspapers.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Ida Jervis (1917-2014) was a photographer, puppeteer, and writer in Washington, D.C. Jervis's photographs were featured in The Jewish Week of Washington and other publications.

Ida Goodstein Jervis was born in Poland in 1917 and immigrated to the United States in 1921, where she settled in Tennessee. She married Sidney Jervis and relocated to Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C. in 1944. In the 1960s, Jervis's writings and photographs appeared in local Washington D.C. newspapers. Her work often centered around the D.C. area arts scene. Additionally, she was an avid puppeteer and was active with the National Capital Puppetry Guild.

Ida Jervis died in 2014 in Falls Church, Virginia.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of a scrapbook containing printed material and photographs taken by Ida Jervis of the Now Festival held in Washington, D.C., April 26 to May 1, 1966, on Reel 4973. Originals were returned to the lender, Ida Jervis, after microfilming and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Ida Jervis donated a portion of her papers in 1994. Her daughter, Margie Jervis, donated additional papers in 2014
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:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Puppeteers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Authors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- Washington D.C. -- Photographs  Search this
Artists -- Washington Metropolitan Area -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Function:
Art festivals
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Ida Jervis papers, 1951-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jervida
See more items in:
Ida Jervis papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c8696d1a-74ab-41b9-8eae-9be9054f7e7c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jervida

Folder 2 Photograph of William Dunlop Brackenridge [inscribed "Dr. Corell, compliments of Isabel Brackenridge Hindry (?)"]

Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7189, William Dunlop Brackenridge Papers
See more items in:
William Dunlop Brackenridge Papers
William Dunlop Brackenridge Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7189-refidd1e228

William Christenberry papers

Creator:
Christenberry, William, 1936-2016  Search this
Extent:
7.3 Linear feet
14.76 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Date:
circa 1917-2018
Summary:
The papers of photographer, painter, sculptor, and educator William Christenberry (1936-2016) measure 7.3 linear feet and 14.76 GB and date from circa 1917-2018, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960-2018. The collection sheds light on Christenberry's career through personal papers, gallery and museum files, professional files, personal business records, printed and digital material, photographs, artwork, and sound and video recordings about his work.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of photographer, painter, sculptor, and educator William Christenberry (1936-2016) measure 7.3 linear feet and 14.76 GB and date from circa 1917-2018, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960-2018. The collection sheds light on Christenberry's career through personal papers, gallery and museum files, professional files, personal business records, printed and digital material, photographs, artwork, and sound and video recordings about his work.

Personal papers include personal correspondence with friends and family and transcripts of interviews with Christenberry. Gallery and museum files mostly consist of correspondence, price lists, and records of exhibitions. Professional files shed light on Christenbery's relationship with various foundations, colleges and universities, his involvement in the renovation of the John A. Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., and his teaching tenure at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Personal business records document purchase of art supplies, and also include correspondence with collectors, sales records, permission forms, and papers concerning fellowships that Christenberry received. Printed materials include newspaper clippings and articles, solo and group exhibition material, and reproductions of Christenberry's work.

Photographs include several series of Christenberry's work and publicity photos of Christenberry. Artwork includes one sketchbook, and project sketches.

Recorded materials consist of sound, video, and digital recordings primarily of footage compiled during the creation of William A. Christenberry, Jr.: A Portrait (1997), produced by Stanley J. Staniski, and the making of The Place I know, Visions of the South (2003).
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Personal Papers, circa 1917, 1953-2016 (Box 1; .3 linear feet)

Series 2: Gallery and Museum Files, 1984-2017 (Box 1; .7 linear feet)

Series 3: Professional Files, 1979-2018 (Box 2; .5 linear feet, ER01; 0.263 GB)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1979-2017 (Box 2; .3 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1947-2017 (Box 2-3, 8; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1958-2012 (Box 3, 8; .4 linear feet, ER02-ER03; 0.275 GB)

Series 7: Artwork, 1965-2000 (Box 3, 8; 4 folders)

Series 8: Recorded Materials, 1980-2009 (Box 4-7; 4 linear feet, ER04-ER12; 14.23 GB)
Biographical / Historical:
Washington, D.C. photographer, painter, sculptor, and educator William Christenberry (1936-2016) was a pioneer in the use of color photography and is known for his images of west-central Alabama and his explorations of the psychology of place.

Originally from Hale County, Alabama, Christenberry had an interest in art and photography from an early age. He earned his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Alabama and, after graduating in 1959, joined the faculty at his alma mater. After a brief stint in New York where he met Walker Evans, Christenberry took a position as assistant professor of art at Memphis State University in 1962. While in Memphis, Christenberry began exploring color photography more thoroughly while also crafting his own unique style; he also organized a small happening in Memphis in 1965.

Christenberry and his wife moved to Washington D.C. in 1968 where he took a position at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. While living in D.C., Christenberry began photographiing buildings and hand-lettered signs, and photographed other structures and scenes during trips back to Hale County.

Christenberry held solo exhibitions of his work at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Philips Collection, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Belgium, and many more; and participated in group exhibitions such as Visualizing the Blues: Images of the American South, 1962-2000 (2000) at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Picturing Modernity (2010) at the San Francisco Museum of Art, and Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960 (2011) at the Baltimore Museum of Art. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1984, an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Alabama in 1998, and several other notable awards for artistic merit. His work may be found in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Center for Creative Photography, Birmingham Museum of Art, and many others.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are an oral history interview with William Christenberry conducted by Merry Foresta, March 3 and 31, 2010, and an oral history interview of William Christenberry conducted by Buck Pennington, January 17, 1983.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2019 by Sandra Christenberry, William Christenberry's widow.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
Educators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
William Christenberry Papers, circa 1917-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.chriswill
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William Christenberry papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98865da86-17c8-4912-94f5-93f8c0e9b2e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chriswill

Mary Swift papers

Creator:
Swift, Mary  Search this
Names:
Mehring, Howard, 1931-1978  Search this
Extent:
8.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Interviews
Date:
1973-2004
Summary:
The papers of photographer and curator Mary Swift measure 8.2 linear feet and date from 1973-2004. The bulk of the collection contains photographs that Swift took while working for the Washington Review. The images consist of photographs, contact sheets, and negatives of artists and art events in Washington, D.C. Also included are some personal papers; two video recordings of art events in Washington, D.C.; research material and a manuscript from Swift's M.A. thesis "Howard William Mehring, 1931-1978: Washington Color Painter" from George Washington University; and approximately 130 sound recordings of interviews conducted by Swift and panel discussions.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of photographer and curator Mary Swift measure 8.2 linear feet and date from 1973-2004. The bulk of the collection contains photographs that Swift took while working for the Washington Review. The images consist of photographs, contact sheets, and negatives of artists and art events in Washington, D.C. Also included are some personal papers; two video recordings of art events in Washington, D.C.; research material and a manuscript from Swift's M.A. thesis "Howard William Mehring, 1931-1978: Washington Color Painter" from George Washington University; and approximately 130 sound recordings of interviews conducted by Swift and panel discussions.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as four series.

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1973-1984 (Box 1, 2 Folders)

Series 2: "Howard William Mehring 1931-1978: Washington Color Painter", circa 1977-1978 (Box 1, 12 Folders)

Series 3: Photographs, circa 1977-2004 (Box 1-6, OV 7, 5.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Sound and Video Recordings, 1977-1995 (Boxes 6, 8-14, 2.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Swift (1929-) is a photographer and curator in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. from Vassar College in 1950 with a major in English History. Swift then moved to London for her husband's work, and did not return to the United States until the 1960s. She received her M.A. from Catholic University's Speech and Drama Department in 1968, and an M.A. in Art History from George Washington University in 1978.

In October 1977, Swift became a production assistant for the Washington Review, a bi-monthly broadsheet on DC cultural life, while finishing her master's thesis at George Washington University. She was promoted to associate editor in 1978, and became managing editor of the arts section in 1980.

While at the Washington Review, Swift also worked as a curator and curatorial assistant on exhibitions in Washington, D.C. She worked as a curatorial assistant for Howard Mehring: A Retrospective Exhibition (1977-1978) at the Corcoran Gallery of Art; as a co-curator with Walter Hopps for the exhibition, Eminent Washington Artists: Benjamin Abramowitz, Sarah Baker, Leon Berkowitz, Robert Gates, Sy Gresser, Lois Milou Jones, Jacob Kainen, Alfred McAdams, James McLaughlin, Howard Mehring, Marjorie Phillips, John Robinson, Alma Thomas (1980), at the Art Barn Gallery; and curated, Drawings: 13 Washington Sculptors; Christenberry, Dickson, Fleps, Haley, Knights, Krebs, Lombardo, Mahoney, Puryear, Rudd, Schwebler, Staton, Truitt (1980), at the Diane Brown Gallery.

The professional appointments Swift held include exhibitions coordinator for the International Sculpture Conference in 1980 as well as board of director memberships at the Washington Gallery of Art, Charles Weidman Dance Company, the Washington Review, and the Washington Project for the Arts. Additionally, Swift was involved with her alma mater, Vassar College, in the capacity of Vice present for Programs of the Vassar Club of Washington, and Chairman of the Washington Friends of the Vassar Art Gallery.

Mary Swift's contributions to the Washington Review include photographs, reviews of art exhibitions, and interviews with artists such as choreographer Lucinda Childs and painter Robert Indiana. The exhibition catalogues Swift contributed to include Breton Morse, Paintings 1960-1978 (1978), Sy Gresser—Sculpture (1978), Howard Mehring: A Retrospective Exhibition (1977-1978), and Hands of Artists (1981)

Photographs from Swift's collection were displayed in an exhibition, Mary Swift's Washington (2005), held at Flashpoint Gallery.
Provenance:
This collection was donated in two installments in 2016 and 2018 by Mary Swift via her children, Isabel Swift Byron and William Swift.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Archival audiovisual recordings must be digitized for research access. Researchers may access digitized audiovisual materials in the Archives' Washington, D.C. or New York, N.Y. Research Centers by appointment. 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:
Curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Mary Swift Papers, 1974-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.swiftmar
See more items in:
Mary Swift papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91faa9aea-9cc2-4186-8c4c-d7e7b0d3e13f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-swiftmar

Oral history interview with Marcella Comès (Winslow)

Interviewee:
Winslow, Marcella Comès  Search this
Interviewer:
Pennington, Estill Curtis  Search this
Extent:
28 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 May 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Marcella Comès (Winslow) conducted 1982 May 4, by Estill Curtis (Buck) Pennington, for the Archives of American Art, at Winslow's home in Washington, D.C.
Winslow speaks of her art training at the Carnegie School of Fine Arts and in Europe; her first portrait commission; her first exhibitions in Pittsburgh, Pa.; her marriage to William Randolph Winslow and their relocation to Washington, D.C.; the Corcoran Gallery, the Phillips Gallery and the arts community in Washington, D.C., and exhibitions available in the 1940s and 1950s; the many Southern writers she painted and the Southern literary renaissance; her studio in Georgetown and how she came to live and work there and in New Hampshire; painting people realistically, and their reactions to that realism as they get older; her work with Artists' Equity in Washington, D.C.; exhibiting in local galleries; the Whyte Gallery, the Obelisk, and the Bader Gallery, the Henri Gallery, and Jefferson Place; changing styles to cubism and abstraction from realism, and how cultural mood dictates artistic styles; her various interests outside of painting, including her garden, her grandchildren, and her house; and the changes in Washington, D.C., and Georgetown in particular, over the years that she has lived there. Ms. Winslow speaks in great detail about the people whose portraits she painted, including: Monsignor Francis Spellman; her mother-in-law, writer Anne Goodwin Winslow; Allen Tate, who introduced her to many of the writers she subsequently painted; Tate's wife Caroline Gordon; John Crowe Ransom; John Peale Bishop; Robert Penn Warren; Katherine Anne Porter; Ezra Pound; Robert Lowell; Eudora Welty; Karl Shapiro; Leonie Adams; Elizabeth Bishop; Mark van Doren; Denis Devlin; Juan Ramon Jimenez; Katherine Chapin Biddle; Robert Frost; Richard Eberhart; Joanna Sturm; and Alice Roosevelt Longworth. Ms. Winslow also recalls Homer Saint-Gaudens, Robert Franklin (Bob) Gates, Margaret Casey Gates, William (Bill) Calfee, Sarah Baker, Bernice Cross, Mitchell Jamieson, Herman Williams, Bill Walton, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Marcella Comès (Winslow) (1905-2000) was a portrait painter, photographer of Washington, D.C. Known also as Marcella Comès and Marcella Rodange Comès.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 17 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 others.
Restrictions:
Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.winslo82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95beaaf29-6197-465e-b6ed-3b83b6a78259
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-winslo82
Online Media:

Exterior of Scurlock Studios [color negative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Series Creator:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-7/8" x 4-7/8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
U Street, N.W. (Washington, D.C.)
Scope and Contents:
No ink on negative. Exterior view of Scurlock Studio, 900 U. St. location, in the morning or possibly evening. Negative underexposed. "Kodak Safety --Film" edge imprint. Unnumbered.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Series Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
African American business enterprises -- 1930-1960  Search this
Photography -- Studios and darkrooms -- 20th century  Search this
Studios (work spaces)  Search this
Buildings -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Color photonegatives
Series Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Series 5: Color Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Series 5: Color Negatives / 5.2: Color Negatives Arranged by Subject / Buildings
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8de949d4d-5319-4dbe-ac63-d36aefc314cc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s05-ref12306

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