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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

Rock art, the way ahead : 25-31 August, 1991, Cathedral Peak Hotel, Natal Drakensberg : conference proceedings / editors, S-A. Pager, B.K. Swartz, A.R. Willcox

Author:
Southern African Rock Art Research Association International Conference (1st : 1991 : Natal, South Africa)  Search this
Pager, Shirley-Ann  Search this
Swartz, B. K  Search this
Willcox, A. R  Search this
Physical description:
293 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Rock paintings  Search this
Petroglyphs  Search this
Art, Prehistoric--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
GN799.P4 S72 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483330

Modern art : the restoration and techniques of modern paper and paints : the proceedings of a conference jointly organised by UKIC and the Museum of London, May 22nd 1989 / editors: Sheila Fairbrass, Johan Hermans

Title:
Restoration and techniques of modern paper and paints
Author:
Fairbrass, Sheila  Search this
Hermans, Johan  Search this
United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1989
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Art--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Paper  Search this
Pigments  Search this
Call number:
N8530 .M68 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483612

Metal 95 : actes de la conférence internationale sur la conservation des métaux = proceedings of the international conference on metals conservation / editeurs: Ian D. MacLeod, Stéphane L. Pennec, Luc Robbiola ; Semur en Auxois, 25-28 Sept. 1995

Title:
Actes de la conférence internationale sur la conservation des métaux
Proceedings of the international conference on metals conservation
Author:
International Conference on Metals Conservation (1995 : Semur en Auxois, France)  Search this
MacLeod, I. D (Ian D.)  Search this
Pennec, Stéphane L  Search this
Robbiola, Luc  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 317 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Metals--Conservation  Search this
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Antiquities--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
AM141 .I584 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_510125

Leonardo's Last Supper the restoration David Alan Brown

Author:
Brown, David Alan 1942-  Search this
Author:
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 Last Supper  Search this
Santa Maria delle Grazie (Church : Milan, Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
31 unnumbered pages illustrations (some color) 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogues
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Italy
Milan
Date:
1983
Topic:
Last Supper in art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Renaissance--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Dernière Cène dans l'art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.L58 B76 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548294

Pollutants in the museum environment : practical strategies for problem solving in design, exhibition and storage / Pamela B. Hatchfield

Author:
Hatchfield, Pamela  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 203 p. : ill. (1 col.); 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2002
Topic:
Air--Pollution--Measurement  Search this
Air--Pollution  Search this
Art--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museums--Climatic factors  Search this
Museum environment  Search this
Call number:
TD883.17 .H38 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704195

Victor Hugo Proetz papers

Creator:
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966  Search this
Names:
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) -- Designs and plans  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
5 Items (rolled docs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1930]-1965
Scope and Contents:
Notebooks, card file, architectural plans, elevations, details, drawings, and designs for chairs, desks, cabinets, picture frames, etc. relating to Proetz's renovation of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Many of the designs and records pre-dating the renovation were evidently used by Proetz in the renovation.
Included are 7 notebooks, 1948-1955, recording work; ca. 280 photocopies of designs for furniture, fireplaces, lamps, and other accessories; a card file of American architects; and a file of drawings, notes, and photographs relating to work done for the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; drawings, ca. 1930-1960, including: architectural plans for the renovation; elevations, details, electrical layouts, and proposed furniture for the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hexter, and Joshua S. Cospen; and alterations and additions to the home of George D. Widener.
Biographical / Historical:
Architect, interior designer; New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C. Proetz was a close friend and associate of the Charles Nagel, the first director of the National Portrait Gallery.
Provenance:
Transferred from the National Portrait Gallery 1977-1979.
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:
Interior decorators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Architects -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- Designs and plans  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.) -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.proevict
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw973d9aeb4-c5c4-4965-9b6f-c82d5f5b43ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-proevict

National Summit on Emergency Response--Safeguarding Our Cultural Heritage [videorecording] : highlights a leadership conference / video produced for the Getty Conservation Institute by David Griffith, Jane Long, Jane Slate Siena

Title:
Safeguarding our cultural hertitage
Highlights from the Summit on Emergency Response
Author:
National Summit on Emergency Response: Safeguarding Our Cultural Heritage (1994 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Witt, James Lee 1944-  Search this
United States Federal Emergency Management Agency  Search this
Getty Conservation Institute  Search this
National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property (U.S.)  Search this
National Task Force on Emergency Response (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (37 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
C1995]
Topic:
Emergency management  Search this
Cultural property--Protection  Search this
Library materials--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Monuments--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
video 000329
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_536514

Care and maintenance : recommendations for artwork in the Fine Arts Collection U.S. General Services Administration

Author:
Fine Arts Program (United States. Public Buildings Service)  Search this
Subject:
Fine Arts Program (United States. Public Buildings Service)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : col. ill. ; 21 x 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2005
[2005]
Topic:
Art--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N8560 .F56 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_792773

John Singer Sargent's Triumph of religion at the Boston Public Library : creation and restoration / edited by Narayan Khandekar, Gianfranco Pocobene, Kate Smith ; contributions by Angela Chang ... [et al.]

Author:
Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925  Search this
Khandekar, Narayan 1964-  Search this
Pocobene, Gianfranco 1957-  Search this
Smith, Kate (Kate C.) 1972-  Search this
Chang, Angela (Angela Ann-Shui) 1974-  Search this
Subject:
Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925 Triumph of religion  Search this
Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Boston Public Library  Search this
Physical description:
295 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston
Date:
2009
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Religion in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_946107

Papers presented at the Art Conservation Training Programs Conference : April 30, May 1 & 2, 1979, Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Title:
Papers presented by trainees at the Art Conservation Training Programs Conference
Author:
Art Conservation Training Programs Conference (1979 : Cambridge, Mass.)  Search this
Fogg Art Museum Center for Conservation and Technical Studies  Search this
Physical description:
154 p. : ill ; 29 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1979
[1979]
Topic:
Art--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_904105

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, [ca. 1920]-1964

Creator:
Mayer, Ralph, 1895-1979  Search this
Mayer, Bena Frank, 1898-1991  Search this
Subject:
Biddle, George  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A.  Search this
Hammer, Victor Karl  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan  Search this
Hurd, Peter  Search this
MacKendrick, Lilian  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Citation:
Ralph and Bena Frank Mayer papers, [ca. 1920]-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7091
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209224
AAA_collcode_mayeralp
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209224

Ralph and Bena Frank Mayer papers

Creator:
Mayer, Ralph, 1895-1979  Search this
Mayer, Bena Frank, 1898-1991  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
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

JAIC

Author:
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Physical description:
v. ill. 24 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1977
Topic:
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Painting--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Books--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Manuscripts--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Monuments--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
AP1.A51 I5
N8560 .A513
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_181641

Felrath Hines papers

Creator:
Hines, Felrath, 1913-1993  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1954-2002
Summary:
The papers of abstract artist and art conservator Felrath Hines measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1954 to 2002. The bulk of the papers include project files concerning his work as a conservator. These files may include correspondence; condition and treatment reports; financial records, photographic materials, and printed material. Also found is scattered biographical material, general correspondence, and photographs of conserved works--many of which are unlabeled.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of abstract artist and art conservator Felrath Hines measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1954 to 2002. The bulk of the papers include project files concerning his work as a conservator. These files may include correspondence, condition and treatment reports, financial records, photographic materials, and printed material. Also found is scattered biographical material, general correspondence, and photographs of conserved works--many of which are unlabeled.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Felrath Hines (1913-1993) was an African American painter and painting conservator in Washington, DC.

Felrath Hines was born in 1913 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early-1930s and subscribed to art correspondence courses. He did not begin formal art education until 1945 when he enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago. Hines created abstract landscapes influenced by Cubism, and in the 1960s he was a member of Spiral, a group of Black artists concerned with the role of African American artists in politics and the civil rights movement.

In addition to his personal art career, Hines was a skilled conservator and served as chief conservator at the National Portrait Gallery and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. His clients included the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa Collection), Fisk University, Museum of Modern Art, Waddell Gallery, and many other institutions and individuals.

Felrath Hines died in 1993 in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Provenance:
Dorothy Fisher donated her late husband's papers to the Archives of American Art in 2002.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Conservators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Painting -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Citation:
Felrath Hines papers, 1954-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hinefelr
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Felrath Hines papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f281e656-b893-48c5-8479-fda7e6c1bedc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hinefelr

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
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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

Oral history interview with Louis Sloan

Interviewee:
Sloan, Louis B. (Louis Baynard), 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts -- Faculty  Search this
Extent:
110 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1991 July 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louis Sloan conducted 1991 July 18, by Cynthia Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Sloan discusses his background; early art training at the Fleisher Art Memorial; attending the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; his instructors including Hobson Pittman and Francis Speight; fellow students including Roy Saunders and Elizabeth Osborne; difficulties he encountered as an African American artist; traveling to Europe on a Cresson fellowship and traveling the United States on a Guggenheim fellowship; teaching at the PAFA and changes in the school; working as an assistant to conservator Ted Siegel at the PAFA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the development of his art; subject matter; being a landscape painter; and exhibitions and sales of his work.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Sloan (1932- ) is a painter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 53 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.sloan91
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw936275252-97cc-4fb4-a266-b1e8ed357ba4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sloan91
Online Media:

Clarence Ward papers, 1943-1949

Creator:
Ward, Clarence, 1884-  Search this
Citation:
Clarence Ward papers, 1943-1949. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Church architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Ohio  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6953
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209082
AAA_collcode_wardclar
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209082

James Oliver account books, 1865-1890

Creator:
Oliver, James, fl. 1865-1890  Search this
Citation:
James Oliver account books, 1865-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Conservation and restoration -- Paintings  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6971
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209100
AAA_collcode_olivjame
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209100

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