Correspondence; photographs; manuscripts; exhibition catalog; clippings; and printed material.
REEL 3890: Business letters, bills, receipts and shipping records, 1902-1923, concerning the casting of Huntington's sculptural works.
REEL 3891: Ten letters; 3 manuscripts, consisting of "Anna Hyatt Huntington, Sculpteur de la Vie" by Emile Schaub-Koch, "Sybil Ludington and Her Historic Ride" by Rosetta Bohnert, and "Anna Hyatt Huntington and Her Sculptural Work" by Dr. Rosaura Garcia Tuduri; six photographs of Huntington; a photograph of a painting of Huntington by Herbert Bohnert; 182 photographs of works of art by Huntington; miscellaneous photographs including one showing Huntington's exhibition at the Hispanic Society, 1958; clippings; an exhibition catalog from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; a copy of ANNA HYATT HUNTINGTON AND THE HINDU PEOPLE by Emile Schaub-Koch, 1960; and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York, N.Y.
Material on reel 3890 donated 1976 by A. Hyatt Mayor, material on reel 3891 transfered 1979 by the National Collection of Fine Arts Library to the Archives of American Art.
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.
Rocky Korr was an art handler for the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery from 1960-2010. The oral history was conducted June 2010 by Freer|Sackler Archivist Rachael Woody. The interview was conducted in an attempt to capture Mr. Korr's wealth of knowledge on the evolution and history of the Freer|Sackler Galleries and the art handling profession. The history includes stories about the galleries, recounting major milestones and events, and anecdotes from Mr. Korr's four decades of experience at the Smithsonian.
Collection is arranged on CDs. Each disc track is 1 question and answer session. Transcript available per request.
Biographical / Historical:
Rocky Korr was an art handler for the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery from 1960-2010.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Folders 1-9 Romaine Brooks (1874-1901) and William H. Johnson (1901-1970). Administrative and planning correspondence; budget material; publication documentation and manuscript; exhibition checklist; photographs of exhibited works; documentation of gra...
National Museum of American Art. Office of Program Support Search this
Box 274 of 287
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 321, National Museum of American Art. Office of Program Support, Records
This record unit contains correspondence of Frederick William True with zoologists, naturalists, museum officials, Smithsonian administrators, and friends concerning
specimens, publication of manuscripts, exhibitions, his trip to the Pribilof Islands in 1895, and USNM affairs. Also included are files concerning the preparation of exhibits,
material related to True's studies of fossil whales, and his trip to the Pribilof Islands in 1895, as well as a series on True's research on deer and moose antlers, a list
of the genera of mammals, and a list True wrote of scientific periodicals held at the Smithsonian Institution.
Correspondents include Cyrus Adler, Glover Morrill Allen, Harrison Allen, Joel Asaph Allen, Outram Bangs, Tarleton Hoffman Bean, Arthur Erwin Brown, A. Howard Clark, William
V. Cox, John J. Dalgleish, William H. Dall, George M. Dawson, Charles Rochester Eastman, James W. Flint, Randolph Iltyd Geare, Herbert A. Gill, George Brown Goode, Samuel
Henshaw, Charles F. Holder, William Henry Holmes, Leland Ossian Howard, David Starr Jordan, Frederic Augustus Lucas, John Macoun, Otis Tufton Mason, William D. Matthew, Clinton
Hart Merriam, George P. Merrill, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Henry Fairfield Osborn, William Palmer, George Henry Perkins, John Robert Procter, Richard Rathbun, Samuel Nicholson
Rhoads, Charles Wallace Richmond, Philip Lutley Sclater, William B. Scott, Joseph Stanley-Brown, Leonhard Stejneger, Witmer Stone, James G. Swan, Charles Haskins Townsend,
Charles D. Walcott, Arthur Smith Woodward.
Frederick William True was born in Middletown, Connecticut, on July 8, 1858. His brother was Alfred Charles True, a leader in American agricultural education. True
attended the University of the City of New York and received his B.S. degree in 1878. Later that year, he received a position as a clerk with the United States Fish Commission.
While with the Fish Commission, he served as custodian of the agency's exhibits at the Berlin Fisheries Exposition of 1880.
In 1881, he joined the Smithsonian Institution and began an association that lasted until his death in 1914. During that period, he held a number of positions in the Smithsonian
and in the United States National Museum (USNM). From 1881 to 1883, he was librarian of the Smithsonian and acting curator of Mammals. He became curator of Mammals in 1883
and remained in charge of the division until 1909. In addition to those duties, he was curator of the Division of Comparative Anatomy from 1885 to 1890, executive curator
from 1894 to 1897, and head of the Department of Biology from 1897 to 1911. From 1911 to 1914, True was assistant secretary of the Smithsonian in charge of the library and
International Exchange Service. During this period, the Smithsonian Institution was actively engaged in displaying exhibits at the many expositions that were being held. True
was responsible for the preparation of the Smithsonian exhibits for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition at Nashville, 1897; the Omaha Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition
of 1898; the Pan American Exposition at Buffalo, New York, 1901; the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition at Charleston, 1902; the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
of 1904 at St. Louis; and the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition at Portland, Oregon.
True originally began his zoological studies with the lower groups of animals, but bad eyesight forced him to revise his plans and he turned to the study of mammals. His
particular speciality was cetaceans and allied groups. Later, he took up the study of fossil cetaceans, and in addition to publishing many important works in the field, helped
build up the USNM's collection in this area. True died on June 25, 1914.
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Meteorites Search this
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
1963-1970 and undated
This record unit consists of correspondence documenting the operation of the Division of Meteorites, 1963-1970. The correspondence is both incoming and outgoing and
concerns the identification and acquisition of specimens; the publication of scientific manuscripts; exhibits; participation in professional societies; and divisional administration.
Of special interest is correspondence concerning the acquisition of the Arthur R. Allen Meteorite Collection, 1963-1964, and Edward P. Henderson's collecting work in Australia,
1963-1965. Correspondents include geologists and mineralogists, meteorite collectors and dealers, Smithsonian and NMNH staff and administrators, government agencies, and the
general public. The correspondence is primarily directed to curators Henderson (after 1966, research associate), Clarke (prior to 1966, chemist), Fredriksson, and Mason. The
correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
The Division of Meteorites was established in 1963 as part of a reorganization in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). At that time the Department of Geology
was divided into two new departments, Paleobiology and Mineral Sciences. Prior to 1963, the NMNH collection of meteorites was under the care of the Division of Mineralogy
and Petrology of the Department of Geology (see Record Unit 268). Staff of the Division of Meteorites included Edward P. Henderson, associate curator in charge, 1963-1964,
curator, 1965-1966, and research associate, 1966- ; Roy S. Clarke, Jr., chemist, 1963-1966, and associate curator, 1966- ; Kurt Fredriksson, curator in charge, 1964-1966,
and curator 1967- , including the years 1967-1968 when he also served as supervisor; Brian H. Mason, curator, 1965- , including 1968 when he also served as supervisor; Robert
F. Fudali, geochemist, 1967- ; Eugene Jarosewich, chemist, 1967- ; and Joseph A. Nelen, chemist, 1967- .
National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Design and Production Search this
4.8 linear meters.
The records consist of departmental correspondence; memoranda; manuscripts; exhibition layouts, gallery floor plans, and blueprints of interior spaces; drawing notes
and sketches; lighting designs; production schedules; exhibition project submittals; photographs, slides, and negatives; exhibition catalogs; and newspaper clippings. The
records date from the tenure of Nello Marconi as Chief of the Department.
The Department of Design and Production was created in 1970 to support the exhibition program of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) by providing exhibition-related
services throughout the Gallery. Initially called the Department of Exhibits and Design, its services range from exhibition design and script writing and editing to all facets
of exhibition production, including woodworking, plastics, taxidermy, painting, framing and silkscreening. In addition to exhibition production and installation work, the
Department is also responsible for supporting brochure design, creation of interpretive panels, illustration work, and graphics for various offices within the Gallery.
James J. Shelton was named Chief of the Department in 1970 and J. Michael Carrigan hired as Assistant Chief. In 1973 the Department was renamed the Department of Exhibits
Design and Production. Carrigan became the Chief of the Department the following year, succeeded by Nello Marconi, who served as Chief, 1977- . During Marconi's tenure the
Department was renamed the Department of Design and Production.