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Thomas Mott Shaw papers, 1895-1967

Creator:
Shaw, Thomas Mott, 1878-1965  Search this
Shaw, Thomas Mott, 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
Shaw, George Russell  Search this
Quinan, Henry B. (Henry Brewerton)  Search this
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
Place:
Williamsburg (Va.) -- Architecture
Topic:
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- United States  Search this
Architecture, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7342
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209495
AAA_collcode_shawthom
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209495

Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960

Creator:
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Topic:
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Public art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8034
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210204
AAA_collcode_muniartn
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210204
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Interviews conducted by Charles Hosmer relating to historic preservation, 1969-1976

Creator:
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932-  Search this
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932-  Search this
Subject:
Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden)  Search this
Alexander, Edward P. (Edward Porter)  Search this
Appleman, Roy Edgar  Search this
Booton, Joseph F.  Search this
Brown, Paul V.  Search this
Bryan, John Albury  Search this
Bullock, Helen Claire Duprey  Search this
Bullock, Orin M.  Search this
Burton, E. Milby  Search this
Cooley, Janet R.  Search this
Covell, William King  Search this
Cox, Elbert  Search this
Downing, Antoinette Forrester  Search this
Drury, Newton Bishop  Search this
Edwards, Emily  Search this
Evison, Herbert  Search this
Fauber, J. Everette  Search this
Ferguson, Finlay  Search this
Fontaine, Jules, Mrs  Search this
Ford, O'Neil  Search this
Grigg, Milton L. (Milton LaTour)  Search this
Harral, Mary  Search this
Harris, Ethel Wilson  Search this
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham  Search this
Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark)  Search this
Kahler, Herbert E.  Search this
Kane, Harnett Thomas  Search this
Koch, Richard, 1889-1971  Search this
Lawwill, Richard  Search this
Lee, Ronald F.  Search this
Lewis, Ralph  Search this
Lord, Clifford Lee  Search this
Macomber, Walter M.  Search this
Morris, Miriam Hubbard  Search this
Morrison, James J.  Search this
Neasham, V. Aubrey (Vernon Aubrey)  Search this
Palmer, George A.  Search this
Peterson, Erling  Search this
Pitkin, Thomas M.  Search this
Porter, Charles Wesley  Search this
Primm, Philip T.  Search this
Rath, Frederick L.  Search this
Ray, Jerome V.  Search this
Robinson, Martha Gilmore  Search this
Simons, Albert  Search this
Trudell, Clyde Francis  Search this
Van Ravenswaay, Charles  Search this
Warren, Katherine Urquhart  Search this
Watkins, C. Malcolm  Search this
Watson, Elsa  Search this
Webb, Walter P., Mrs  Search this
Weig, Melvin J.  Search this
Wells, George, Mrs  Search this
Whitelaw, Robert N. S.  Search this
Wilson, Samuel  Search this
Woodward, Arthur  Search this
Topic:
Historic buildings -- United States -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Architecture -- United States -- United States -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10606
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214082
AAA_collcode_hosmchar
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214082

Thomas Mott Shaw papers

Creator:
Shaw, Thomas Mott, 1878-1965  Search this
Names:
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
Quinan, Henry B. (Henry Brewerton), b. 1876  Search this
Shaw, George Russell, b. 1848  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Williamsburg (Va.) -- Architecture
Date:
1895-1967
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information; writings by Shaw; sketches; etchings; silhouette portraits; photographs; and printed material.
Reel 3989: Biographical account; architect certification documents from 8 states; family correspondence; 5 poems by Shaw, 2 of which are illustrated; notes on Shaw's genealogy; miscellaneous notes; 24 geometrical sketches for school, 55 drawings, and 14 watercolors by Shaw; an etching of Shaw's first wife, Caroline Quinan; an etching by Henry B. Quinan; 2 silhouette portraits of Shaw and an unidentified man; clippings regarding Shaw's work in Williamsburg and at Brown University; brochures and programs; reproductions of art works; course descriptions and assignments from L'Ecole des Beaux Arts; and photographs of Shaw, his family, friends, colleagues, and buildings.
Reel 949: Two sketches, one by Shaw and one by his father George Russell Shaw; 14 photocopies of Shaw's acceptances to Music Houseparties; photographs of Shaw, his family, and houses designed by him.
Biographical / Historical:
Architect; Concord, Mass. Was active in architectural restoration and helped in restoration efforts of buildings in Williamsburg, Va.
Provenance:
Lent and donated 1975 by Sarah Quinan Shaw Johnson, Shaw's daughter by his first wife.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Concord  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- United States  Search this
Architecture, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.shawthom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shawthom

Interviews conducted by Charles Hosmer relating to historic preservation

Creator:
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932-  Search this
Names:
Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987  Search this
Alexander, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1907-2003  Search this
Appleman, Roy Edgar  Search this
Booton, Joseph F.  Search this
Brown, Paul V.  Search this
Bryan, John Albury, 1890-  Search this
Bullock, Helen Claire Duprey, 1905-  Search this
Bullock, Orin M.  Search this
Burton, E. Milby  Search this
Cooley, Janet R.  Search this
Covell, William King  Search this
Cox, Elbert  Search this
Downing, Antoinette Forrester  Search this
Drury, Newton Bishop, b. 1889  Search this
Edwards, Emily  Search this
Evison, Herbert  Search this
Fauber, J. Everette  Search this
Ferguson, Finlay  Search this
Fontaine, Jules, Mrs  Search this
Ford, O'Neil, 1905-  Search this
Grigg, Milton L. (Milton LaTour), 1905-1982  Search this
Harral, Mary  Search this
Harris, Ethel Wilson  Search this
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932-  Search this
Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark), 1908-1990  Search this
Kahler, Herbert E.  Search this
Kane, Harnett Thomas, 1910-  Search this
Koch, Richard, 1889-1971  Search this
Lawwill, Richard  Search this
Lee, Ronald F.  Search this
Lewis, Ralph  Search this
Lord, Clifford Lee, 1912-  Search this
Macomber, Walter M.  Search this
Morris, Miriam Hubbard, 1891-1982  Search this
Morrison, James J.  Search this
Neasham, V. Aubrey (Vernon Aubrey), 1908-  Search this
Palmer, George A.  Search this
Peterson, Erling  Search this
Pitkin, Thomas M.  Search this
Porter, Charles Wesley, 1904-  Search this
Primm, Philip T.  Search this
Rath, Frederick L.  Search this
Ray, Jerome V.  Search this
Robinson, Martha Gilmore, b. 1888  Search this
Simons, Albert, 1890-  Search this
Trudell, Clyde Francis  Search this
Van Ravenswaay, Charles  Search this
Warren, Katherine Urquhart  Search this
Watkins, C. Malcolm, 1911-  Search this
Watson, Elsa  Search this
Webb, Walter P., Mrs  Search this
Weig, Melvin J.  Search this
Wells, George, Mrs  Search this
Whitelaw, Robert N. S., 1905-  Search this
Wilson, Samuel  Search this
Woodward, Arthur, 1898-1986  Search this
Extent:
56 Items (interviews (1,712 p. transcribed))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1976
Scope and Contents:
Interviews conducted by Charles B. Hosmer with 54 persons involved in American historic preservation (used in preparation for his book Preservation Comes of Age) and restoration in the United States. Among the topics discussed are the development of the National Park Service, Williamsburg, National Trust, and projects in California, Charleston, S.C., Illinois, Missouri, New Orleans, La., Newport, R. I., New York State, San Antonio, Tex., and Wisconsin. A 98 p. index to the transcripts is included.
Interviewees are: Horace M. Albright, Edward P. Alexander, Roy Appleman, Joseph Booton, Paul V. Brown, John Albury Bryan, Helen D. Bullock, Orin M. Bullock, E. Milby Burton, Janet R. Cooley, William King Covell, Elbert Cox, Antoinette Downing, Newton B. Drury, Emily Edwards, Herbert Evison, J. Everette Fauber, Finlay Ferguson, Mrs. Jules Fontaine, O'Neill Ford, Milton Grigg, Mary Harral, Ethel Wilson Harris, Louis C. Jones, Herbert E. Kahler, Harnett Kane, Richard Koch, Richard Lawwill, Ronald F. Lee, Ralph Lewis, Clifford Lord, Walter M. Macomber, Mrs. George Maurice Morris, James J. Morrison, Vernon Aubrey Neasham, George A. Palmer, Erling Pederson, Thomas Pitkin, Charles Porter, Philip T. Primm, Frederick L. Rath, Jerome V. Ray, Martha Robinson, Albert Simons, Clyde F. Trudell, Charles Van Ravenswaay, Mrs. George Henry Warren (Katherine Urquhart Warren), Malcolm Watkins, Elsa Watson, Mrs. Walter P. Webb, Melvin J. Weig, Mrs. George Wells, Robert N. S. Whitelaw, Samuel Wilson, and Arthur Woodward.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles B. Hosmer (1932- 1993) was an historian and writer in Principia College, Illinois.
Related Materials:
Charles Hosmer papers also located at the University of Maryland, Special Collections. The collection may include original recordings for some of the interviewees, as well as many additional oral history interviews conducted by Hosmer for his book Preservation Comes of Age as well as interviews conducted for a separate historic preservation project funded by the Eastern National Park and Monument Association.
Provenance:
Donated 1975-1978 by Charles B. Hosmer.
Restrictions:
Brown, Cooley, Ferguson, Lawwill, Lewis, Morrison and Palmer are: ACCESS RESTRICTED: written permission required.
Topic:
Historic buildings -- United States -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Architecture -- United States -- United States -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hosmchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hosmchar

W.G. Constable papers

Creator:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976  Search this
Correspondent:
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section  Search this
Art Gallery of Toronto  Search this
Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone). Office of Military Government  Search this
National Gallery of Canada  Search this
Watts Gallery  Search this
Brandt, Mortimer  Search this
Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984  Search this
Gluck, Helen  Search this
Hencken, Hugh O'Neill  Search this
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961  Search this
Links, J. G.  Search this
Perry, Ralph  Search this
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Vasalle, Rudolph  Search this
Names:
American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas  Search this
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc.  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
United States. Internal Revenue Service  Search this
Canaletto, 1697-1768  Search this
Extent:
25.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955)
Date:
1905-1983
bulk 1920-1976
Summary:
The papers of art historian and museum curator W.G. (William George) Constable measure 25.7 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1981, with the bulk of the material from 1920 to 1976. The papers include biographical material; professional and personal correspondence; extensive lectures, writings, and notes; exhibition and book research files; printed materials; and photographs, glass plate negatives, and slides. There is substantive correspondence related to Constable's participation in the American Defense Harvard Group and about the formation of the Roberts Commission, including correspondence with Ralph Perry, Hugh Hencken, Paul Sachs and George L. Stout. There are numerous official reports prepared by Constable after World War II for the U. S. Office of Military Government for Germany.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and museum curator W.G. (William George) Constable measure 25.7 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1981, with the bulk of the material from 1920 to 1976. The papers include biographical material; professional and personal correspondence; extensive lectures, writings, and notes; exhibition and book research files; printed materials; and photographs, glass plate negatives, and slides. There is substantive correspondence related to Constable's participation in the American Defense Harvard Group and about the formation of the Roberts Commission, including correspondence with Ralph Perry, Hugh Hencken, Paul Sachs and George L. Stout. There are numerous official reports prepared by Constable after World War II for the U. S. Office of Military Government for Germany.

Biographical material includes W.G. Constable's curriculum vitae; club memberships; personal, educational, and military records; three memorial essays and obituaries; five address books; appointment books dating from 1930-1968; and financial records related to personal business travels.

Correspondence is mostly professional and arranged into General, Committee, Condolences, and J.G. Links. General correspondence is with friends, business associates, auction houses, galleries, and museums. The letters cover a wide variety of professional work, such as research projects, letters of inquiry and recommendation, and work done for Christie's and the Internal Revenue Service. Correspondents include Mortimer Brandt, Helen Frick, Helen Gluck, William Ivins, Duncan Phillips, Paul Sachs, and Rudolph Vasalle, among many others.

Committee related correspondence includes letters, memoranda, and reports related to ongoing committee objectives, projects, and routine activities. There is correspondence related to Constable's advisory work with the Art Gallery of Toronto, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Watts Gallery, among other projects. Condolences consists of letters and cards received by Constable's wife, Olivia, after Constable's death. Correspondence with J.G. Links is primarily about the second edition revision of Constable's book Canaletto.

There are over 170 drafts of Constable's notes and outlines for lectures. Topics range from 13th-20th century European and American art to museum conservation, ethics, art education, and art collecting. The series also includes lecture notes from organized touring trips to Canada, Northern Europe, Scandanavia, and Poland.

Writings consist of Constable's published and unpublished articles, articles submitted for the Encyclopedia of World Art, essays, notes, exhibition catalogs, translations, and drafts and research material related to Art Collecting in the United States, Art History and Connoisseurship, and The Painter's Workshop.

Files specifically documenting Constable's advisory role in the World War II American Defense Harvard Group drafting and organizing lists of men with curatorial, museum conservation, or library/archives backgrounds to aid in the protection European most valued cultural artifacts, artwork, and architecture. There are letters documenting the formation of the Harvard Group and its goals and objections. The files also include many of the original lists that were forwarded to the Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in Europe, also known as the Roberts Commission, eventually leading to the formation of the U.S. Army's Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives division. The series also includes the Harvard Group's manual Safeguarding and Conserving Cultural Materials in the Field, committee minutes, and clippings related to their work. Correspondents include Ralph Perry, Paul Sachs, George L. Stout, and Hugh Hencken.

Constable's work after the war for the U.S. Office of Military Government for Germany is documented through numerous reports, memoranda, letters, and other official documents from the U. S. Army to Constable about surveying the state of German and Italian art institutions after World War II. The series also includes Constable's notebook "Visits in Germany" (1949), and a copy of his report Art and Reorientation: Status and Future of Museums and the Teaching of Art in Western Germany.

Exhibition files contain correspondence, notes, lists, research material, and reports related to exhibitions that Constable organized prior to his employment by and after his retirement from the Boston Museum of Art.

Research files contain materials relevant to Constable's interests and include notes, lists, correspondence, and printed and photographic reference material. These subject areas cover artists, including extensive files on Canaletto and other vedute painters, museum conservation, museums and galleries, private and public art collections, and schools of art.

Printed materials include clippings, programs, book excerpts and other miscellaneous printed materials.

Photographic materials include prints of Constable with friends and family, as well as prints, glass negatives and slides of artwork. There are also prints of the Fogg Art Museum's interiors and exterior and interior shots of Tennessee Valley Authority dam projects.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1905-1983 (1.2 linear feet; Box 1-2, OV 28)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1906-1981 (6.2 linear feet; Box 2-8, OV 28-29)

Series 3: Lectures, 1909-1963 (4.6 linear feet; Box 8-12)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1910-1974 (2 linear feet; Box 13-14)

Series 5: American Defense Harvard Group, 1942-1946 (0.6 linear feet; Box 15)

Series 6: Office of Military Government for Germany, 1947-1952 (0.3 linear feet; Box 15)

Series 7: Exhibition Files, 1930-1969 (1 linear foot; Box 15-16, OV 29)

Series 8: Research Files, 1922-1976 (7.5 linear feet; Box 16-24, OV 28-29)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1921-1977 (0.5 linear feet; Box 24)

Series 10: Photographic Materials, circa 1940-1960 (1.4 linear feet; Box 24-27, OV 28-29)
Biographical / Historical:
W. G. (William George) Constable (1887-1976) was a museum curator and art historian who worked in England and Boston.

Born in Derby, England, Constable studied for the bar at Cambridge University, but was encouraged to pursue art over law by the Lord Chancellor who told him that law would be too strenuous after a two year convalescence from gassing during World War I. For three years, he studied at the Slade School and the Bartlett School of Architecture. In 1923, he joined the National Gallery of London where he became the Assistant Director in 1929. In 1930, he accepted the first Director's position at the newly formed Courtauld Institute, where he worked to develop one of the first programs on art history. In 1938, Constable became Curator of Paintings at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and worked there until his retirement in 1957.

Throughout his career as an arts administrator, Constable remained an accomplished lecturer and held appointments as the Slade Professor of Art at Cambridge (1933-1936), Ryerson Lecturer at Yale University (1940), and the Lowell Lecturer at the Lowell Insitute (1958). As a researcher and art historian, he published a steady stream of essays on European and American art connoisseurship, and authored over ten scholarly books, including The Painter's Workshop (1953), Richard Wilson (1953), and Canaletto (1962), the definitive work on the Venetian master.

Constable was a trusted arts advisor and, in this capacity, worked for the Wadsworth Atheneum from 1943-1945. He also worked closely with Lord Beaverbrook to establish the National Gallery of Canada and later consulted for Sotheby's and the U. S. Internal Revenue Service.

In the years leading to World War II, Constable served as an advisor to the American Defense Harvard Group and was later appointed to the Commission for the Protection of Artistic and Historic Monuments in Europe (the Roberts Commission) by President Roosevelt. The Roberts Commission was responsible for the establishment of the U. S. Army's Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section. After the war, Constable served the U.S. government as a member of a commission responsible for the recovery of looted art work and the evaluation of the state of the arts in Germany and Italy.

After his retirement from the Boston Museum, Constable continued to research and write, and also served as president of the International Institute of Conservation (1958-1960) and the Renaissance Society of America (1959-1961). From 1957 to 1966, he worked on behalf of Christie's auction house, where he met with prospective clients and provided preliminary valuations of private art works and collections.

On February 4, 1976, Constable died in Cambridge, Massachusetts from natural causes.
Related Materials:
The Archives also holds additional materials related to W.G. Constable, including an oral history interview with Constable conducted by Robert Brown in 1972-1973, and a photograph and clipping of Constable donated by Eleanor Barton in 1982.

Additional W.G. Constable papers are located at archival materials are also located at St. Johns College in Cambridge,England; the Warburg Institute in London, England; the National Gallery in London, England; and the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning in London, England. Photographs of works art collected by Constable are found at the British Studies Center at Yale University. Records relating to his tenure at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston are housed there.
Provenance:
The papers of W.G. Constable were donated in multiple gifts from 1978 to 1979 and in 1987 to 1988 by his son Giles Constable. Additional material regarding Constable's research on Canaletto was donated by researcher J.G. Links in 1985.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
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  Search this
Art historians -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art historians -- England  Search this
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Germany  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Italy  Search this
Museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Cultural property -- Conservation and restoration -- Germany  Search this
Cultural property -- Conservation and restoration -- Italy  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum curators -- England  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
W.G. Constable papers, 1905-1983, bulk 1920-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.conswmgp
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W.G. Constable papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-conswmgp
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Place:
Haiti
Date:
2010-2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project that works to rescue, recover, safeguard and help restore Haitian artwork, artifacts, documents, media and architectural features damaged and endangered by the January 12, 2010, earthquake and its aftermath. The project was established by Richard Kurin, Under Secretary of History, Art and Culture, and managed by the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, beginning in 2012, to protect cultural heritage threatened or impacted by disasters and to help United States and international communities preserve their identities and history. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; contracts, agreements, and memorandums of understanding; budget summaries; proposals; meeting agendas; reports; gift information; and brochures.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2030; Transferring office; 4/12/2019 memorandum, Johnstone to Carroll; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Cultural property  Search this
Disasters  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-141, Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 19-141
See more items in:
Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-141

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Conservation Analytical Laboratory  Search this
Extent:
15.5 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Architectural drawings
Manuscripts
Date:
1963-1983
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the Conservation Analytical Laboratory's (CAL) work with Smithsonian Institution curators and collections during the tenures of John H. Olin, Robert M. Organ, Jacqueline S. Olin, and Eleanor McMillan. They also document the Laboratory's extensive training programs and its wide contacts with other museums, both in the United States and abroad.
Restrictions:
Box 13 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Preservation of materials  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Training  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 576, Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 576
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0576

Subject Files

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Assistant Director, Finance and Administration  Search this
Extent:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1968-1994
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of materials that document the breadth of the administrative activities of the Assistant Director, Administrative Division. Subject matter covered includes: donor relations; renovation of the Freer Gallery of Art; restoration of the Peacock Room; object movement for study and exhibition; museum security; Freer history; acquisitions; collections management; exhibitions; visitor surveys; and records relating to Sackler gift and establishment of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The Freer and Sackler combined from the National Museum of Asian Art for the United States. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, working papers, fundraising activities, object movement logs, and agreements.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Wills  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museums -- Security  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-231, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Assistant Director, Finance and Administration, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 01-231
See more items in:
Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-231

Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant  Search this
Extent:
111 cu. ft. (111 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Video recordings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1982-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes project files documenting Office of Physical Plant (OPP) renovation and reconstruction activities of Smithsonian museums and facilities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; blueprints and drawings; budget summaries; proposals; reports; and photographs. Each folder includes the OPP project number, project name, Smithsonian facility and original OPP box numbers.

Buildings, museums and projects documented in this collection include: the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American Art, the National Air and Space Museum and the Dulles Extension, the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the National Portrait Gallery, the "America's Smithsonian" exhibit, the National Museum of the American Indian/George Gustave Heye Center, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African Art, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Arts and Industries Building, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Quadrangle Complex, the National Museum of American History, the Garber Facility/Silver Hill Facility, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Renwick Gallery, the National Postal Museum, the Museum Support Center, the United States Soldiers' Home, the National Mall, the General Post Office Building, L'Enfant Plaza offices, the Barney Studio House, and miscellaneous other locations.
Topic:
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-013, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 04-013
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-013

Exhibition and Program Records

Topic:
Star Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon (Monograph : 2008)
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Extent:
13.38 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Drawings
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Illustrations
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
1990-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the exhibition and program coordinating activities of the Office of Curatorial Affairs, primarily in regard to the preservation of the Star-Spangled Banner and the planning, development, and production of the exhibition "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem" at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), including the complimentary traveling exhibit "For Which It Stands: The American Flag in American Life" which examined the ways Americans use the flag to express their ideas about patriotism, citizenship, and national identity. Some records also document smaller exhibitions and related programs such as "So Proudly We Hail," a display of prominent American flags from World War II to honor veterans of that conflict; "World War II Photograph Perspectives," a selection of photographs taken during the second world war which document Americans both at war and home; and "July 1942: United We Stand," an array of original July 1942 magazine covers featuring the American flag, to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the "United We Stand" campaign.

Staff represented in these records include James B. Gardner, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, who served as project director of the Star-Spangled Banner preservation project and exhibition from 2002 to 2006; Ronald E. Becker, NMAH Associate Director of Capital Programs, who was project director from 1996 to 2002; project managers Kate Henderson, Jeffrey L. Brodie, Kathryn Campbell, and Carol Frost; conservator Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss; curators Marilyn Zoidis, Harold D. Langley, Kathleen M. Kendrick, and Paula Johnston; public programs educator Julia Forbes; and project historian Lonn Taylor, who co-authored the exhibition book "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon."

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries; contractual agreements; meeting agendas and minutes; reports; press releases; educational program information; floor plans, drawings, and illustrations; photographs; brochures; website development information; visitor surveys and comments; loan information; policies and guidelines; information about committees, seminars, workshops, and special events; audiotape recordings; NMAH flag hall renovation information; exhibition schedules; fundraising, sponsorship, and grant information; and other supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 7/7/2016 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum loans  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Committees  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Patriotism  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Special events  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Drawings
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Illustrations
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-322, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-322
See more items in:
Exhibition and Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-322

The Impecunious House Restorer : Personal Vision & Historic Accuracy / John T. Kirk

Author:
Kirk, John T.  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 204 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Date:
1984
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Habitations--Conservation et restauration  Search this
Monuments historiques--Conservation et restauration  Search this
Call number:
NA7205.K57 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_273474

Building evaluation : Master Armorer's House-Building 36, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Harpers Ferry, West Virginia / Oehrlein & Associates Architects ... [et al.]

Title:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Author:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park  Search this
Oehrlein & Associates  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 121 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West Virginia
Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Date:
1995
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_498110

Frederick A. Roeder House and annex, park buildings 16 and 16a, package 118 ; Wager Block 16, High Street and Hog Alley, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia / Thomas A. Vitanza and Michael J. Seibert

Title:
Wager Block 16, High Street and Hog Alley, Harper Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Author:
Vitanza, Thomas A  Search this
Seibert, Michael J  Search this
Williamsport Historic Preservation Training Center (Harpers Ferry Center)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West Virginia
Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
Date:
1998
Topic:
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Architecture, Domestic--Conservation and restoration  Search this
History  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_570182

The second old house catalogue / compiled by Lawrence Grow

Compiler:
Grow, Lawrence  Search this
Physical description:
219 [i.e. 223] pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1978
Topic:
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Call number:
NA106 .G88
NA106.G88
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_114461

Reading a building, colonial [kit] / John O. Curtis, consultant

Author:
Curtis, John Obed  Search this
American Association for State and Local History  Search this
Physical description:
80 slides : col. + 1 sd. cassette + 1 script
Type:
Kits
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
C1977
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Call number:
slide 037
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_435573

Old houses / photography by Steve Gross and Susan Daley ; text by Henry Wiencek

Author:
Gross, Steve  Search this
Daley, Susan 1953-  Search this
Wiencek, Henry  Search this
Physical description:
239 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Architecture, Domestic--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_458923

Treasure rooms of America's mansions, manors and houses

Author:
Reif, Rita  Search this
Physical description:
297 p. illus. (part col.) 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1970
[1970]
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Call number:
NA7205 .R36
NA7205.R36
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_5416

Neighborhood conservation : a handbook of methods and techniques / editors, Robert H. McNulty and Stephen A. Kliment ; design, Ivan Chermayeff and Stephen Geissbuhler

Author:
McNulty, Robert H  Search this
Kliment, Stephen A  Search this
Conference on Neighborhood Conservation (1975 : New York)  Search this
Physical description:
287 p. : ill. ; 26 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1976
Topic:
Urban renewal  Search this
Architecture, Domestic--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
City planning  Search this
Call number:
HT175 .N396 1976X
HT175.N396 1976X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_77429

The renaissance of Mark Twain's house : handbook for restoration / by Wilson H. Faude ; with an introd. by Oliver Jensen

Author:
Faude, Wilson H  Search this
Subject:
Twain, Mark  Search this
Mark Twain House (Hartford, Conn.)  Search this
Hartford (Conn.) Mark Twain Memorial  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 106 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Connecticut
Hartford
Hartford (Conn.)
Date:
1978
©1978
Topic:
Literary landmarks  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Architecture, Domestic--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Haus  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
PS1334.F34X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_103441

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