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Conservation and Restoration of Paintings

Collection Creator:
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Reel 3393.archer
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000134714]
Date:
1973 October
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery exhibition files
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery exhibition files / Series 1: Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery exhibition files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94fff3dff-6713-4195-8fd5-6d493e3eca17
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archmhunt-ref386

The Rock

Collection Creator:
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1955
Scope and Contents:
Regarding conservation and restoration
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Peter Blume papers
Peter Blume papers / Series 5: Personal Business and Financial Records / Business Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d75cd0a1-0c0b-4864-b7fb-323f9ba75a97
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blumpete-ref329

Informational Flyer, "Conservation and Restoration Bibliography"

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1967
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 7: Printed Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ed482a7e-7a56-4191-b8dd-7e102611e6dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref619

Festival Recordings: Smithsonian Narrative Stage: What about Increase?; Crates are Art: Packing National Treasures

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Working at the Smithsonian Program 1996 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Loughran, Eileen (recorder)  Search this
Mai, Anh. (recorder)  Search this
Van Beek, Gus W. (Gus Willard), 1922-2012  Search this
Performer:
Wemmet, Chris  Search this
Nicolson, Dan H. (Dan Henry), 1933-2016  Search this
Kessler, David  Search this
Galloway, Marie  Search this
Bond, Melanie  Search this
Labandeira, Conrad Christopher, 1950-  Search this
Miles, Ellen Gross, 1941-  Search this
Adams, Harry  Search this
Carr, Jimmy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
India
Date:
1996 June 30
Track Information:
101 Stories from the Field,Research; Conservation / Chris Wemmet, Dan H. (Dan Henry) Nicolson, Gus W. (Gus Willard) Van Beek.

102 Stories from the Field,Research / David Kessler, Marie Galloway, Melanie Bond.

101 Planning Exhibitions / Conrad Christopher Labandeira, Ellen Gross Miles.

102 Planning Exhibitions; Caring for Collections / Harry Adams, Jimmy Carr.
Local Numbers:
FP-1996-CT-0100
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 30, 1996.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Botany  Search this
Archival materials -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Biology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Blizzards  Search this
Disasters  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Research  Search this
Paleobiology  Search this
Painting  Search this
Packing for shipment  Search this
Shipping  Search this
Function:
Exhibitions
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1996, Item FP-1996-CT-0100
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Working at the Smithsonian / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5be152927-de2b-4ffd-9580-d85de13c3d8d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1996-ref2516

Department of Anthropology records

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
330.25 Linear feet (519 boxes)
Note:
Some materials are held off-site; this will be indicated at the series or sub-series level. Advanced notice must be given to view these portions of the collection.
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1840s-circa 2015
Summary:
The Department of Anthropology records contain administrative and research materials produced by the department and its members from the time of the Smithsonian Institution's foundation until today.
Scope and Contents:
The Department of Anthropology records contain correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, memoranda, invoices, meeting minutes, fiscal records, annual reports, grant applications, personnel records, receipts, and forms. The topics covered in the materials include collections, exhibits, staff, conservation, acquisitions, loans, storage and office space, administration, operations, research, budgets, security, office procedures, and funding. The materials were created by members of the Section of Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution, the Division of Anthropology of the United States National Museum, the Office of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History, and the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History and range in date from before the founding of the Smithsonian Institution to today. The Department of Anthropology records also contain some materials related to the Bureau of American Ethnology, such as documents from the River Basin Surveys.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 28 series: (1) Correspondence, 1902-1908, 1961-1992; (2) Alpha-Subject File, 1828-1963; (3) Alpha-Subject File, 1961-1975; (4) Smithsonian Office of Anthropology Subject Files, 1967-1968; (5) River Basin Survey Files, 1965-1969; (6) Research Statements, Proposals, and Awards, 1961-1977 (bulk 1966-1973); (7) Publication File, 1960-1975; (8) Memoranda and Lists Concerning Condemnations, 1910-1965; (9) Notebook on Special Exhibits, 1951-1952 (10) Section on Animal Industry; (11) Administrative Records, 1891-1974; (12) Administrative Records, 1965-1994 (bulk 1975-1988); (13) Fiscal Records, 1904-1986; (14) Annual Reports, 1920-1983; (15) Chairman's Office Files, 1987-1993; (16) Division of Archaeology, 1828-1965; (17) Division of Ethnology, 1840s, 1860-1972, 1997; (18) Division of Physical Anthropology; (19) Division of Cultural Anthropology, 1920-1968; (20) Records of the Anthropological Laboratory/Anthropology Conservation and Restoration Laboratory, 1939-1973; (21) Collections Management, 1965-1985; (22) Photographs of Specimens and Other Subjects (Processing Laboratory Photographs), 1880s-1950s; (23) Exhibit Labels, Specimen Labels, Catalog Cards, and Miscellaneous Documents, circa 1870-1950; (24) Antiquities Act Permits, 1904-1986; (25) Ancient Technology Program, circa 1966-1981; (26) Urgent Anthropology; (27) Records of the Handbook of North American Indians; (28) Personnel; (29) Repatriation Office, 1991-1994
Administrative History.:
The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846. Although there was no department of anthropology until the creation of the Section of Ethnology in 1879, anthropological materials were part of the Smithsonian's collection from its foundation. The Section of Ethnology was created to care for the rapidly growing collection. In 1881, the United States National Museum was established. Soon thereafter, in 1883, it was broken up into divisions, including the Division of Anthropology. In 1904, Physical Anthropology was added to the Division.

The Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) was created in 1879 as a research unit of the Smithsonian, separating research from collections care. However, during the 1950s, research became a higher priority for the Department of Anthropology and, in 1965, the BAE was merged with the Department of Anthropology to create the Office of Anthropology, and the BAE's archives became the National Anthropological Archives (NAA).

In 1967, the United States National Museum was broken up into three separate museums: the Musuem of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), the National Museum of American Art, and the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The Office of Anthropology was included in NMNH and was renamed the Department of Anthropology in 1968.

New divisions were added to the Department, including the Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA) in 1981, the Research Institute on Immigration and Ethnic Studies (RIIES) in 1982, and the Repatriation Office in 1993. In 1983, the Smithsonian opened the Museum Support Center (MSC) in Suitland, Maryland, as offsite housing for collections with specialized storage facilities and conservation labs.

The Department of Anthropology is currently the largest department within NMNH. It has three curatorial divisions (Ethnology, Archaeology, and Biological Anthropology) and its staff includes curators, research assistants, program staff, collections specialists, archivists, repatriation tribal liaisons, and administrative specialists. It has a number of outreach and research arms, including the Repatriation Office, Recovering Voices, Human Origins, and the Arctic Studies Center.

The Museum is home to one of the world's largest anthropology collections, with over three million specimens in archaeology, ethnology, and human skeletal biology. The NAA is the Smithsonian's oldest archival repository, with materials that reflect over 150 years of anthropological collecting and fieldwork. The HSFA is the only North American archive devoted exclusively to the collection and preservation of anthropological film and video.

Sources Consulted

National Museum of Natural History. "Department of Anthropology: About" Accessed April 13, 2020. https://naturalhistory.si.edu/research/anthropology/about

National Museum of Natural History. "History of Anthropology at the Smithsonian." Accessed April 13, 2020. https://naturalhistory.si.edu/sites/default/files/media/file/history-anthropology-si.pdf

National Museum of Natural History. "History of the Smithsonian Combined Catalog." Accessed April 13, 2020 https://sirismm.si.edu/siris/sihistory.htm

Chronology

1846 -- The Smithsonian Institution is founded

1879 -- George Catlin bequeaths his collection to the Smithsonian The Section of Ethnology is established to oversee ethnological and archaeological collections The Bureau of Ethnology is established by Congress as a research unit of the Smithsonian

1881 -- The U.S. National Museum (USNM) is established as a separate entity within the Smithsonian Institution

1883 -- The staff and collections of the USNM are reorganized into divisions, including a Division of Anthropology

1897 -- The United States National Museum is reorganized into three departments: Anthropology headed by W. H. Holmes; Biology with F. W. True as head; and Geology with G. P. Merrill in charge The Bureau of Ethnology is renamed the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) to emphasize the geographic limit of its interests

1903 -- The Division of Physical Anthropology established

1904 -- The Division of Physical Anthropology is incorporated into the Division of Anthropology

1910 -- The USNM moves into the new Natural History Building

1965 -- The Smithsonian Office of Anthropology is created on February 1 The BAE is eliminated and merged with the Office of Anthropology

1968 -- The Smithsonian Office of Anthropology (SOA) of the National Museum of Natural History is retitled the Department of Anthropology on October 29

1973 -- The Research Institute on Immigration and Ethnic Studies (RIIES) is established at the National Museum of Natural History's (NMNH) Center for the Study of Man (CSM) to study the waves of immigration to the United States and its overseas outposts that began in the 1960's

1975 -- The National Anthropological Film Center is established

1981 -- The National Anthropological Film Center is incorporated into the Department of Anthropology

1982 -- The RIIES, part of the CSM at the NMNH, is transferred to the Department of Anthropology

1991 -- NMNH establishes a Repatriation Office

1993 -- The Repatriation Office is incorporated into the Department of Anthropology

Head Curators and Department Chairs

1897-1902 -- William Henry Holmes

1902-1903 -- Otis T. Mason (acting)

1904-1908 -- Otis T. Mason

1908-1909 -- Walter Hough (acting)

1910-1920 -- William Henry Holmes

1920-1923 -- Walter Hough (acting)

1923-1935 -- Walter Hough

1935-1960 -- Frank M. Setzler

1960-1962 -- T. Dale Stewart

1963-1965 -- Waldo R. Wedel

1965-1967 -- Richard Woodbury

1967-1970 -- Saul H. Riesenberg

1970-1975 -- Clifford Evans

1975-1980 -- William W. Fitzhugh

1980-1985 -- Douglas H. Ubelaker

1985-1988 -- Adrienne L. Kaeppler

1988-1992 -- Donald J. Ortner

1992-1999 -- Dennis Stanford

1999-2002 -- Carolyn L. Rose

2002-2005 -- William W. Fitzhugh

2005-2010 -- J. Daniel Rogers

2010-2014 -- Mary Jo Arnoldi

2014-2018 -- Torbin Rick

2018- -- Igor Krupnik
Related Materials:
The NAA holds collections of former head curators and department chairs, including the papers of Otis Tufton Mason, Walter Hough, T. Dale Stewart, Waldo Rudolph and Mildred Mott Wedel, Saul H. Riesenberg, Clifford Evans, and Donald J. Ortner; the photographs of Frank Maryl Setzler; and the Richard B. Woodbury collection of drawings of human and animal figures.

Other related collections at the NAA include the papers of Gordon D. Gibson, Eugene I. Knez, and Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans; and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, the Center for the Study of Man, and the River Basin Surveys.
Provenance:
This collection was transferred to the National Anthropological Archives (NAA) by the National Museum of Natural History's Department of Anthropology in multiple accessions.
Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.XXXX.0311
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3da0f5297-c324-47c1-96dd-171f6edd11b6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-xxxx-0311

MCI SEAHA Video

Creator:
Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-02-19T05:46:20.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Conservation and restoration;Museum conservation methods;Museum techniques  Search this
See more by:
MCISmithsonian
Data Source:
Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
YouTube Channel:
MCISmithsonian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Z3o3z1kZmnE

Anna Lea Merritt papers

Creator:
Merritt, Anna Lea, 1844-1930  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((23 p. on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1975]
Scope and Contents:
List of paintings by Merritt; compiler unknown.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and etcher, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born in Andover, Hampshire, England. Studied in London with Henry Merritt. Author of a memoir on Henry Merritt, an art critic and painting restorer. Relinquished career during marriage to Merritt. Won 1889 Paris Exposition prize.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
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:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Etchers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Painting -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.merranna
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93fa40db8-8a23-450a-b401-b4384ed05e27
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-merranna

Myūjiamu saiensu Ttōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan korekushon no hozon to shūri Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan Kikakubu Hozon Shūfukuka

Title:
東京都千代田区 : クバプロ, 平成 14 [2002]-
Author:
Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan Hozon Shūfukuka  Search this
Physical description:
volumes color illustrations 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2002
Topic:
Art, Japanese--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
N8560 .M87
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1157244

Anna Lea Merritt papers, [ca. 1975]

Creator:
Merritt, Anna Lea, 1844-1930  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Painting -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7974
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210142
AAA_collcode_merranna
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210142

Oral history interview with Amy Bess Miller

Interviewee:
Miller, Amy Bess Williams, 1912-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Hancock Shaker Village  Search this
Shakers  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound files (1 hr., 11 min.), digital, wav file)
22 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1985 July 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Amy Bess Miller conducted 1985 July 10, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Miller speaks of her awareness of the Shakers in her childhood, through visits to their communities; her further acquaintance with them, and her interest in collecting Shaker objects upon moving to Pittsfield, Mass. in the 1930s; her involvement in a group which purchased the Shakers' property in Hancock, Mass. in the late 1950s; restoration and educational programs developed at Hancock since then; current plans to establish a library and research center at Hancock.
Biographical / Historical:
Amy Bess Miller was the administrator at the Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, Mass.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 11 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.
Topic:
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.miller85
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a4bc4881-b3a0-42d1-8085-88e04c878874
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-miller85
Online Media:

On the ethics of cultural heritage conservation Salvador Muñoz Viñas

Author:
Muñoz Viñas, Salvador  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 123 pages illustrations (chiefly color) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2020
Topic:
Cultural property--Protection--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Cultural property--Protection--Philosophy  Search this
Art--Conservation and restoration--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Art--Conservation et restauration--Aspect moral  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153496

Woven tapestry guidelines for conservation Ksynia Marko

Author:
Marko, Ksynia  Search this
Writer of foreword:
Wyld, Helen  Search this
Subject:
National Trust (Great Britain) Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 348 pages illustrations (chiefly color) 31 cm
Type:
Case studies
Place:
England
Date:
2020
Topic:
Tapestry--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153663

Restoration blueprints of Fifth Meeting House in Lancaster, Mass, 1912

Creator:
Bigelow and Wadsworth (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Bulfinch, Charles  Search this
Wadsworth, Philip  Search this
Bigelow, Henry Forbes  Search this
Topic:
Church architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Church buildings -- Conservation and resotoration -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Architecture -- Designs and plans -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Architectural partnership -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Architecture, American -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Church architecture -- Designs and plans -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8450
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210625
AAA_collcode_bigeand
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210625

Restoration blueprints of Fifth Meeting House in Lancaster, Mass

Creator:
Bigelow and Wadsworth (Firm)  Search this
Names:
Bigelow, Henry Forbes, 1867-1929  Search this
Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844  Search this
Wadsworth, Philip  Search this
Extent:
26 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1912
Scope and Contents:
Architectural blueprints made in the restoration of Fifth Meeting House in Lancaster, Mass. The church was originally designed by Charles Bulfinch.
Biographical / Historical:
Architectural firm (Boston, Mass.)
Provenance:
Acquired through Lee Farnsworth.
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:
Architects -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Church architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Church buildings -- Conservation and resotoration -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Architecture -- Designs and plans -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Architectural partnership -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Architecture, American -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Church architecture -- Designs and plans -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Function:
Architectural firms -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Identifier:
AAA.bigeand
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c66e42fa-6103-4a6d-87ff-560a6c6e5e1a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bigeand

Ralph and Bena Frank Mayer papers

Creator:
Mayer, Ralph, 1895-1979  Search this
Names:
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A., 1916-1979  Search this
Hammer, Victor Karl, 1882-  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan, 1899-1964  Search this
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984  Search this
MacKendrick, Lilian  Search this
Mayer, Bena Frank, 1898-1991  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1920]-1964
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, photographs, art work, subject files, scrapbooks, and printed material.
REELS D211-D213: Ralph Mayer's correspondence is with artists, conservators, museum directors, publishers, art organizations, and others. Notebooks contain data on 19th century canvas makers and dealers of artists' materials. Also included are correspondence and a ledger regarding restoration and conservation of paintings, 1929-1963; files on Columbia University, the National Academy of Design, the Newark Museum, The New York State Department of Commerce, the Whitney Museum of Art, subway murals, and other subjects; and correspondence with the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding standards for paints and pigments. Photographs are of Ralph Mayer's paintings. Correspondents include: George Biddle, Isabel Bishop, Alexander Brook, Charles Burchfield, Richard A. Florsheim, Victor Hammer, Stefan Hirsch, Peter Hurd, Lilian MacKendrick, Kenneth H. Miller, Walter Pach, Abraham Rattner, John Sloan, and David Smith.
Bena Frank Mayer's papers consist of biographical material, clippings, correspondence, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and photographs of her paintings. Two scrapbooks contain printed material, letters, and photographs regarding the Mayers' careers.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence includes Ralph Mayer's, 1930-1964, mainly concerning the use of artists' materials, Bena Frank correspondence, 1910-1977, and letters concerning Mayer's book, The Painter's Craft, 1948. Among his correspondents are Josef Albers, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Georgia O'Keeffe, Walter Pach, Paul Sample, John Sloan, and Frederic Taubes. Subject files are on the Artists' Laboratory, the Art Students League, Gustav Berger, Huntington Hartford, the MacDowell Colony, the National Academy of Design, Diego Rivera murals, subway murals, and other subjects. Writings consist of papers on commercial standards of paint, a typescript of The Painter's Craft, and lecture notes from classes Mayer taught at the Art Students League and Columbia University.
Art work consists of sketchbooks and sketches. Photographs are of the Mayers, their studios, family, friends, and paintings. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, brochures, clippings, and posters. There are also six scrapbooks, ca. 1930-1940, containing clippings, photographs, letters received, and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Ralph Mayer: conservator, restorer, painter. Died 1979. Bena Frank Mayer: painter. They lived in New York. Ralph Mayer was educated as a chemical engineer, and spent several years working in the manufacture of paints and varnishes. He also studied painting at the Art Students League. His work in conservation and artists' materials led him to found the Artists Technical Research Institute in 1959. Author of The Artists Handbook of Materials and Techniques (1940) and The Painter's Craft (1948), and numerous articles. Taught at Columbia University.
Provenance:
Material on reels D211-D213 was lent for microfilming in 1965 by Ralph Mayer. Portions were subsequently donated along with unmicrofilmed material, 1972-1979, by Ralph and Bena Frank Mayer.
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:
Art restorers  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Restorers  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mayeralp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dd9999e2-6a80-4d08-9531-d0f9c0ecb497
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mayeralp

Scholarly resources in art history issues in preservation : report of the seminar, Spring Hill, Wayzata, Minnesota, September 29-October 1, 1988

Author:
Commission on Preservation and Access  Search this
Physical description:
43 pages 22 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Date:
1989
Topic:
Art--Documentation--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art--Historiography  Search this
Call number:
N385 .S36 1989X
N385.S36 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_394305

A laboratory plays detective in an art museum : detecting forgeries and studying the preservation of paintings at the Fogg Museum

Creator:
Schriftgiesser, Karl, 1903-  Search this
Subject:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney)  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1924 Apr. 16
Topic:
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11755
See more items in:
Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk 1923-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11755

George L. Stout in conservation lab looking through a microscope

Photographer:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie), 1897-1978  Search this
Subject:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1940
Topic:
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16204
See more items in:
George Leslie Stout papers, 1855, 1897-1978
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16204

Louis Pomerantz Rijksmuseum student notebook

Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis, 1919-1988  Search this
Subject:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1950-1951
Topic:
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17273
See more items in:
Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950-1988
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17273
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Oral history interview with Amy Bess Miller, 1985 July 10

Interviewee:
Miller, Amy Bess Williams  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Shakers  Search this
Hancock Shaker Village  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12012
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212068
AAA_collcode_miller85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212068
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