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Recueil d'architecture civile, contenant les plans, coupes et élévations des châteaux, maisons de campagne, et habitations rurales, jardins anglais, temples, chaumières, kiosques, ponts, etc. etc. situés aux environs de Paris et dans les départemens voisins, avec les décorations intérieures, et le détail de ce qui concerne l'embellissement des jardins (Album of Civilian Architecture, containing the Plans, Sections and Elevations of the Chateaux, Country Houses and Rural Habitations, English Gardens, Temples, Cottages, Kiosques, Bridges etc. etc. situated Around Paris and in the Neighboring Departments, with the Interior Decorations and Detail of the Embellishments of Gardens)

Draftsman:
Jean-Charles Krafft, French, 1764 - 1833  Search this
Medium:
Black ink on cream paper
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Album
Object Name:
Album
Made in:
France
Date:
1806-12
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-552
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-552
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Oeuvre

Designer:
Jean Bérain the Elder, French, 1640–1711  Search this
Medium:
Etching on off white laid paper.
Type:
ornament
Book
Object Name:
Book
Made in:
France
Date:
ca. 1709
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-201
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-201
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Design for a Stained Glass Window: Grammatica

Artist:
Hans Kaspar Lang the Elder, Swiss, 1571 – 1645  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown wash
Type:
glasswares
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Date:
1606
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1911-28-129
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1911-28-129

No title

Inventor:
François Boucher, French, 1703–1770  Search this
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book of engravings
Object Name:
Book of engravings
Made in:
France
Date:
1703–70
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-203
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-203
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Lee Ya-Ching Papers

Creator:
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Extent:
11.9 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Maps
Scrapbooks
Date:
1938-1970
Summary:
This collection consists of 11.9 cubic feet of material chronicling Lee Ya-Ching's role as a pilot trying to raise funds for China during World War II. The collection contains the following types of material: correspondence, both official and personal; maps; publications; newspapers; invitation; programs from events; lecture notes; scripts from radio shows; photographs, both official and snapshots; trip schedules and agendas; address books; scrapbooks; and official paperwork and licenses.
Scope and Content note:
This collection consists of 11.9 cubic feet of material chronicling Lee Ya-Ching's role as a pilot trying to raise funds for China during World War II. The collection contains the following types of material: correspondence, both official and personal; maps; publications; newspapers; invitations; programs from events; lecture notes; scripts from radio shows; photographs, both official and snapshots; trip schedules and agendas; address books; scrapbooks; and official paperwork and licenses.

Note: The digital images shown for this collection were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product which did not reproduce all materials found in this collection; some items have not been scanned. In addition, some materials have been excluded from display due to copyright, trademark, or patent restrictions.
Arrangement:
This collection of materials listed in the finding aid is arranged into two series, Ms Lee's personal papers and her professional papers. Within each series, items are arranged by material type then chronologically. No attempt was made to translate foreign language material in the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lee Ya-Ching was born in Canton, China in 1912. As an only child who lost her mother at a young age, Ya-Ching was raised by her father and grandmother. Under her father's guidance she learned many skills, including martial arts, some previously restricted to male children. Ya-Ching attended English schools in Hong Kong and Shanghai and at the age of 16 was sent to London to attend finishing school.

In 1929 at the age of 17, Ya-Ching went to Geneva, Switzerland. It is there that she took her first ride in an airplane and vowed to learn how to fly. She enrolled in Ecole Aero Club de Suisse and, in 1934, became the first woman to receive a pilot's license from the school. Determined to continue her education, Ya-Ching went to the United States and attended the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California in 1935. In November of that year she became the first woman licensed through the Boeing School. Upon completion of her training at the Boeing school Ya-Ching returned to China and began campaigning for a Chinese pilot's license, eventually obtaining the license in 1936. Seeing a need to train new pilots, Ya-Ching and some fellow pilots opened a civilian flying school in Shanghai in 1936.

When Japan invaded China in 1937, Ya-Ching volunteered to fly for her country, but was refused. Undeterred, she served her country by establishing hospitals. Leaving Shanghai for Hong Kong just before the city fell, she was finally given the opportunity to fly for China by piloting Red Cross planes ferrying supplies from Hong Kong to Canton. Realizing that China needed aid and supplies, Ya-Ching embarked on a Goodwill Tour of the United States and Canada in 1938. When the war prevented her return to China, Ya-Ching continued the tour expanding her appearances into South America.

Not much is known of Ya-Ching's life after the war. She returned to Hong Kong for a number of years. In the 1960's she returned to California, where she died in 1998 at the age of 86.

Time Line of Lee Ya-Ching

xxxx -- The following timeline covers key events in Ya-Ching's life, as well world events. Events involving Ya-Ching are shown in normal type world events are shown in italics.

1909 -- M. Vallon flies first plane in China

1911 -- China ousts the 2000 year old Imperial System for a Republic

April 16, 1912 -- Lee Ya-Ching is born in Canton, China

1916 -- Ya-Ching's mother dies of tuberculosis

1917 -- China enters World War 1 on the side of the Allies

1926 -- Begins career as a movie actress

1928 -- Leaves the film industry and goes to school in England

1929 -- The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) is ousted from China Goes to Switzerland

September 1931 -- Japan seizes control of Manchuria

November 1931 -- CCP resurfaces in China and forms the Chinese Soviet Republic in Jiangxi Province

May 1932 -- Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to solo across the Atlantic

1933 -- Begins flying lessons at Geneva's Cointrin-Ecole d'Aviation

1934 -- Receives her pilot's license from Ecole Aéro Club de Suisse

1935 -- Attends and receives license from the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California

1935 -- Falls out of an aerobatic plane, earning her membership in the Caterpillar Club

1936 -- Receives her pilot's license from the Chinese Government First domestic airline established in China Opens a civilian flying school in Shanghai

1937 -- Flies for the Red Cross ferrying supplies from Hong Kong to Canton Japan invades China Earns Hong Kong commercial pilot's license Helps establish hospitals in Shanghai

1938 -- Begins goodwill tour of United States and Canada

1939 -- Appears in US film Disputed Passage with Dorothy Lamour

1940 -- Flies "Estrella China" to Caribbean, Central and South America Aids Ruth Nichols in raising money for Relief Wings

1941 -- Begins working for United China Relief

December 7, 1941 -- Bombing of Pearl Harbor forces American entry into World War II

1944 -- Begins Goodwill and Fund Raising tour of South America and Caribbean

August 1945 -- Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, followed by Japanese surrender and end of World War II

1946 -- Returns to China and retires

1946 -- Fighting between CCP and KMT (Nationalist party) resumes

October 1949 -- KMT retreats to Taiwan Mao Zedong establishes the People's Republic of China

1950 -- Receives Hong Kong private pilot's license

1963 -- Receives Hong Kong Special Purpose Pilot's license

1971 -- Permanently moves to the United States

1997 -- British rule ends in Hong Kong

January 28, 1998 -- Dies at the age of 86
Provenance:
Pax Cheng and Mary Wolfson, Gift, 2007, NASM.2008.0009.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- China  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Maps
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers, NASM.2008.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0009
See more items in:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0009
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Doll in a canoe with paddle

Collector:
Dr. William T. Billeck  Search this
Donor Name:
Igiugig Village Council  Search this
Length - Doll:
26 cm
Width - Doll:
11 cm
Height - Doll:
16 cm
Length - Paddle:
25.1 cm
Width - Paddle:
1.5 cm
Culture:
Eskimo, Yup'ik  Search this
Object Type:
Doll
Place:
Igiugig Village, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Mar 2020
Collection Date:
21 Sep 2017
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2086181
USNM Number:
E436951-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bc3d8b0f-5599-4051-838a-ccce0c2d8ce8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_15063873
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Oral history interview with Stanley H. Witmeyer, 1985 June 22

Interviewee:
Witmeyer, Stanley Herbert, 1913-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Arts administrators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12885
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212123
AAA_collcode_witmey85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212123
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Oral history interview with Robert Winokur, 2011 July 23-24

Interviewee:
Winokur, Robert, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Wood, John  Search this
Randall, Theodore  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Hamada, Sh?ji  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender  Search this
Klee, Paul  Search this
Giacometti, Ignazio  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Staffel, Rudolf  Search this
Babu, Victor  Search this
Levy, Marge  Search this
Rhodes, Daniel  Search this
Ferguson, Ken  Search this
Hay, Dick  Search this
Reitz, Don  Search this
Schulman, Norman  Search this
Notkin, Richard T.  Search this
Vavrek, Ken  Search this
Minter, Myrna  Search this
Helen Drutt Gallery  Search this
Alfred University  Search this
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Tyler School of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
North Texas State University  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Communism  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Ceramic jewelry  Search this
Painting  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15999
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305689
AAA_collcode_winokr11
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_305689
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Oral history interview with Laurance P. Roberts, 1985 July 26-29

Interviewee:
Roberts, Laurance P., 1907-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
New York State Council on the Arts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12943
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212100
AAA_collcode_robert85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212100
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ray Scott, 1977 March 26-July 14

Interviewee:
Scott, Ray  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Arts administrators  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12232
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213054
AAA_collcode_scott77
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213054

Oral history interview with Mrs. Aileen O. Vanderbilt Webb, 1970 May 7-June 9

Interviewee:
Webb, Aileen O., 1892-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12003
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213189
AAA_collcode_webb70
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213189

Oral history interview with Cliff Joseph, 1972

Interviewee:
Joseph, Cliff, 1922-  Search this
Interviewer:
Holmes, Doloris  Search this
Subject:
Black Emergency Cultural Coalition  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11487
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214191
AAA_collcode_joseph72
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214191

Oral history interview with Jacob Kainen, 1982 Aug. 10-Sept. 22

Interviewee:
Kainen, Jacob, 1909-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Schnitzler, Max  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
McNeil, George  Search this
Solman, Joseph  Search this
Davis, Gene  Search this
Lazzari, Pietro  Search this
Graham, John D. (John Dabrowsky)  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Margo, Boris  Search this
Reinhardt, Adolph Dietrich Friedrich  Search this
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
ACA Galleries  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art front  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12620
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215634
AAA_collcode_kainen82
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215634
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Oral history interview with Richard McLanathan, 1994 August 31

Interviewee:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Forbes, Edward  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Post, Chandler Rathfon  Search this
McLanathan, Jane Fuller  Search this
Porter, Arthur Kingsley  Search this
Pope, Arthur Upham  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Phillips Academy  Search this
Choate School  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12237
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216500
AAA_collcode_mclana94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216500
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jeanne L. Wasserman, 1993-1994

Interviewee:
Wasserman, Jeanne L., 1915-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Hyde, Andrew C. (Andrew Cornwall),  Search this
Messer, Thomas M.  Search this
Beale, Arthur  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Saint-Phalle, Niki de  Search this
Plaut, James S. (James Sachs)  Search this
Agam, Yaacov  Search this
Indiana, Robert  Search this
Coolidge, John Phillips  Search this
Wasserman, Max  Search this
Cook, Christopher Capen  Search this
Prokopoff, Stephen S.  Search this
Tinguely, Jean  Search this
Ross, David A.  Search this
Thurman, Sue M.  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino Gino  Search this
Oldenberg, Kla'es  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11984
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216506
AAA_collcode_wasser93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216506
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Harvey K. Littleton, 2001 March 15

Interviewee:
Littleton, Harvey K., 1922-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Byrd, Joan Falconer, 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Marioni, Dante  Search this
Fredericks, Marshall M.  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Braden, Norah  Search this
Eisch, Erwin  Search this
Turner, Robert Chapman  Search this
Hamada, Sh?ji  Search this
Dreisbach, Fritz  Search this
Brown, William J. (William Joseph)  Search this
Milles, Carl  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Penland School of Handicrafts  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Corning Glass Works  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
Ann Arbor Potters Guild  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Pilchuck School  Search this
University of Michigan  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass artists  Search this
Prints  Search this
Potters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11795
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226975
AAA_collcode_little01
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_226975
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Merry Renk, 2001 January 18-19

Interviewee:
Renk, Merry, 1921-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Fisch, Arline M., 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Bates, Kenneth F. (Kenneth Francis)  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Hall, Doris  Search this
Tawney, Lenore  Search this
Curtis, Earle  Search this
Brynner, Irena F.  Search this
Asawa, Ruth  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Tajiri, Shinkichi  Search this
Godfrey, Mary Jo Slick  Search this
Guermonprez, Trude  Search this
Oliver, Olive  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
De Patta, Margaret  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
750 Studio  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Metal Arts Guild  Search this
Mobilia Gallery  Search this
School of Industrial Design (Trenton, N.J.)  Search this
University of California, BerkeleyDept. of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Painters  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Enamelers  Search this
Jewelers  Search this
Enamel and enameling  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11961
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227005
AAA_collcode_renk01
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_227005
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Frances Senska, 2001 April 16

Interviewee:
Senska, Frances, 1914-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Forbes, Donna, 1929-  Search this
Subject:
Archie Bray Foundation  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Clay  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13078
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227014
AAA_collcode_senska01
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_227014
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Robert Chapman Turner, 2001 June 11

Interviewee:
Turner, Robert Chapman, 1913-2005  Search this
Interviewer:
Carney, Margaret, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Quakers  Search this
Conscientious objectors  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12010
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227020
AAA_collcode_turner01
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_227020
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Marilyn Levine, 2002 May 15

Interviewee:
Levine, Marilyn A., 1935-2005  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn, 1972-  Search this
Subject:
Melchert, Jim  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Ceramicists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12144
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237984
AAA_collcode_levine02
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237984
Online Media:

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