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Smithsonian Institution 150th Birthday on the Mall Interviews

Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Date:
1996
Descriptive Entry:
As part of the Smithsonian Institution’s celebration of its Sesquicentennial in 1996, a 150th Birthday Party was held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., over the course of two days in August. At the Smithsonian Institution Archives tent, staff of the Institutional History Division and volunteers conducted interviews with 39 Smithsonian current and former staff members and visitors. Staff interviewees discussed their reminiscences of the Institution and their careers. Visitor interviewees discussed their reminiscences of earlier visits to the Smithsonian. Over 300 visitors to the Smithsonian Archives tent also participated in completing "Smithsonian Memories" sheets, writing about their fondest memories about visiting the Smithsonian.

Interviewees included: Luis Abad; John S. Anderson; Jason Bezis; Carolyn Jean Blitz; Carol Carpenter; Elizabeth Coggins; Eugene Day; Craig Deering; Sherrone Dunhamm; Kathleen Fargey; Davis Florick; Nancy Frank; Wilfred Genung-Keats; Mark Gruenberg; Wendy Heine; Catrina Hill; Francine Henderson; Mildred Henninger; Alejandre Jimenez; B. J. Kreider; Valerie Lambert; Scott Marquiss; Terry Mennefield; Heather Mitchell; Geary S. Mizuno; Richard Montoya; Fred Moosburgger; Mary Novak; Mark C. Paulett; Alexis Radokay; Christopher Robis; Richard Sacett; Lisa-Anne Samuels; Ruth Schallert, Jane Scholl; Nicole Sobotka; Krista Strider; John Vetter; Pauline Vetter; Ellis L. Yochelson; Beatrice Youngblood. In conjunction with the individual interview sessions held at the Smithsonian Institution Archives tent, 11 informal, group interview sessions were conducted with Smithsonian staff at the Narrative Stage tent.

Staff interviewees discussed their careers, daily work, and job experiences. Topics for discussion were "The Art of Scientific Illustration," "Smithsonian's America: Looking Back at an Exhibit," "Genealogy, Family History, and Preservation," "What is Repatriation?," "Looking Back at the History of Flight," "Rainforests and Elephants: Doing Fieldwork and Exhibits," "Building a National Zoo," "Keeping the Nation's Treasure House Secure," "Keeping Track of the Nation's Attic: Talking with Registrars," "Taking Care of the National Collections," and "Office of Smithsonian Archives: An Overview." Interviewees included Luis Abad; John S. Anderson; Gary Aronson; Jason Bezis; Carolyn Jean Blitz; Nigel Briggs; Lonnie G. Bunch; Carol Carpenter; Emanuel Chase; Elizabeth Coggins; William Cox; Myron Curtis; Eugene Day; Craig Deering; Sherrone Dunhamm; Jennifer Fairman; Kathleen Fargey; Davis Florick; Shelley Foote; Nancy Frank; Wilfred Genung-Keats; Frank M. Greenwell; Mark Gruenberg; Wendy Heine; Catrina Hill; Francine Henderson; Mildred Henninger; Pamela M. Henson; Lauri Hinksman Swan; Elaine R. S. Hodges; Michael Horsley; Ellen Roney Hughes; Alejandre Jimenez; Claudia Brush Kidell; B. J. Kreider; Valerie Lambert; Steve D. Lubar; Scott Marquiss; Terry Mennefield; Beth Miller; Heather Mitchell; Geary S. Mizuno; Richard Montoya; Fred Moosburgger; Karen Mudar; Mary Novak; Mark C. Paulett; Catherine Perge; Louis R. Purnell; Alexis Radokay; Doug Robinson; Christopher Robis; Mark Rothenberg; Richard Sacett; Lisa-Anne Samuels; Ruth Schallert, Jane Scholl; Wendy Ann Shay; Ikuko Shoybayshi-Turner; Nicole Sobotka; James Steed; Krista Strider; Paul Harold Theerman; William Turner; John Vetter; Pauline Vetter; Ellis L. Yochelson; Amanda Young; and Beatrice Youngblood.

Interviewers included Laurie Aceto; Martin Collins; Dan Davies; Rosa Fernandez; Terrica M. Gibson; Barbara Hart; Edie Hedlin; Chandra Heilman; Pamela Henson; Tom Lawrence; Jennifer Page; Catherine Perge; Kathleen Robinson; and Martha Rosen.

The collection consists of fifty interview sessions, totalling approximately 38 hours and 15 minutes of recordings.
Topic:
Museum visitors  Search this
Volunteers  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Scientific illustrators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Archival materials -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Genealogy  Search this
Cultural property -- Repatriation  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Museums -- Security measures  Search this
Museum registrars  Search this
Museum archives  Search this
Aeronautics -- History  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9595, Smithsonian Institution 150th Birthday on the Mall Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9595
See more items in:
Smithsonian Institution 150th Birthday on the Mall Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9595

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

Carroll F. Wales papers, 1972-1998

Creator:
Wales, Carroll F., 1918-2007  Search this
Wales, Carroll F., 1918-2007  Search this
Subject:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Tsaousis, Constantine  Search this
Place:
Castillo Tamarit Tarragona, Spain -- Photographs
Topic:
Art, Medieval -- Spain -- Conservation and restoration -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11006
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214932
AAA_collcode_walecarr
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214932

Joseph Ternbach papers, 1915-1985

Creator:
Ternbach, Joseph, 1897-1982  Search this
Ternbach, Joseph, 1897-1982  Search this
Subject:
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7134
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209268
AAA_collcode_ternjose
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209268

George Leslie Stout papers, 1855, 1897-1978

Creator:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie), 1897-1978  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie), 1897-1978  Search this
Subject:
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Gardner, G. Peabody (George Peabody)  Search this
Ivins, William Mills  Search this
Marceau, Henri  Search this
Hall, Ardelia Ripley  Search this
Howe, Thomas Carr  Search this
Sizer, Theodore  Search this
Buck, Richard D.  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Constable, W. G. (William George)  Search this
Moore, Lamont  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  Search this
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Museum directors -- United States  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13421
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211684
AAA_collcode_stougeor
Theme:
Diaries
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211684
Online Media:

William Suhr letters, 1927-1959

Creator:
Suhr, William, 1896-1984  Search this
Suhr, William, 1896-1984  Search this
Subject:
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9987
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212725
AAA_collcode_suhrwill
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212725

Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950-1988

Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis, 1919-1988  Search this
Pomerantz, Louis, 1919-1988  Search this
Subject:
Wilke, Ulfert  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Stolow, Nathan  Search this
Konrad, Anton  Search this
Feller, Robert L.  Search this
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Interviews
Illustrations
Sound recordings
Topic:
Flood damage -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Museum conservation methods -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration -- Technique  Search this
Museum conservation methods -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9552
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211752
AAA_collcode_pomeloui
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211752
Online Media:

James Oliver account books, 1865-1890

Creator:
Oliver, James, fl. 1865-1890  Search this
Oliver, James, fl. 1865-1890  Search this
Topic:
Conservation and restoration -- Paintings  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6971
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209100
AAA_collcode_olivjame
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209100

Ralph and Bena Frank Mayer papers, [ca. 1920]-1964

Creator:
Mayer, Ralph, 1895-1979  Search this
Mayer, Ralph, 1895-1979  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
Mayer, Bena Frank  Search this
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7091
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209224
AAA_collcode_mayeralp
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209224

Felrath Hines papers, 1967-1983

Creator:
Hines, Felrath, 1913-1993  Search this
Hines, Felrath, 1913-1993  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Painting -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6014
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)235018
AAA_collcode_hinefelr
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_235018

Francis duPont Cornelius papers, 1927-1978

Creator:
Cornelius, Francis duPont, 1907-1990  Search this
Cornelius, Francis duPont, 1907-1990  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9396
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211593
AAA_collcode_cornfran
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211593

Saul Z. Cohen correspondence with George Rickey, 1977

Creator:
Cohen, Saul Z.  Search this
Cohen, Saul Z.  Search this
Subject:
Rickey, George  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9529
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211728
AAA_collcode_cohesaul
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211728

William Jacob Baer writing, [undated]

Creator:
Baer, William J. (William Jacob), 1860-1941  Search this
Baer, William J. (William Jacob), 1860-1941  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Miniature painting -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10186
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213241
AAA_collcode_baerwill
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213241

Early Gothic Saint-Denis : restorations and survivals / Pamela Z. Blum

Author:
Blum, Pamela Z  Search this
Subject:
Abbaye de Saint-Denis (Saint-Denis, France)  Search this
Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis (Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France)  Search this
Abbaye de Saint-Denis (Saint-Denis, France) Details  Search this
Abbaye de Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis)  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 187 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Saint-Denis
Saint Denis
Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis)
Klosterkirche Saint-Denis
Date:
1992
©1992
Medieval, 500-1500
500-1500 (Moyen Âge)
Moyen âge
Topic:
Sculpture, Gothic--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Sculpture, French--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Christian art and symbolism--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Sculpture gothique--Conservation et restauration  Search this
Sculpture française--Conservation et restauration  Search this
Art chrétien--Conservation et restauration  Search this
Figurenportal  Search this
Portal  Search this
Restaurierung  Search this
Westportal  Search this
Plastische kunst  Search this
Restauratie  Search this
Abbaye de Saint-Denis  Search this
Art chrétien  Search this
Sculpture gothique  Search this
Art gothique  Search this
Basilique  Search this
Klosterkirche  Search this
Sculptures--Gothic style  Search this
Architecture--Gothic style  Search this
France  Search this
Call number:
NB1910 .B58 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_469887

Louis Pomerantz papers

Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Names:
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Feller, Robert L.  Search this
Konrad, Anton  Search this
Stolow, Nathan  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Wilke, Ulfert, 1907-1987  Search this
Extent:
34.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Interviews
Illustrations
Sound recordings
Date:
1937-1988
bulk 1950-1988
Summary:
The papers of Chicago art conservator, Louis Pomerantz, measure 34.2 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1988, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1950s-1980s. The papers document two principal aspects of Pomerantz's professional life: his conservation work for institutions and individuals, and the development of his professional expertise as documented through his writings and teachings, his continued conservation training, and his involvement in professional organizations. Files include scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, interviews, writings, project and client files, teaching and reference files, printed material, and photographic material primarily documenting conservation treatments and techniques.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Chicago art conservator, Louis Pomerantz, measure 34.2 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1988, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1950s-1980s. The papers document two principal aspects of Pomerantz's professional life: his conservation work for institutions and individuals, and the development of his professional expertise as documented through his writings and teachings, his continued conservation training, and his involvement in professional organizations. Files include scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, interviews, writings, project and client files, teaching and reference files, printed material, and photographic material primarily documenting conservation treatments and techniques.

Biographical material includes military and educational records, as well as resumés and references from various art institutions and individuals.

Pomerantz's professional correspondence is with other conservators including Anton J. Konrad, Nathan Stolow, and Jean Volkmer, conservation scientists such as Robert L. Feller, and people who assisted Pomerantz early in his career such as George Stout. Also documented is Pomerantz's relationship with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) which undertook his traveling Know What You See exhibition, his involvement with museums and other art institutions, and companies who developed and manufactured conservation equipment such as Eastman Kodak.

Interviews include circa 9 radio station interviews on sound tape reels and sound cassettes of Pomerantz individually or with others, including a recording of a conversation regarding the Florence flood.

Writings and notes are by Pomerantz and include typescripts, notes and background material for lectures and papers delivered from the 1950s-1980s. Also found is a portfolio of his writings from 1962-1978, and a notebook Pomerantz compiled while working at the Rijksmuseum which includes notes, hand-drawn colored illustrations and photographs of conservation techniques.

Project/client files form the largest series and document Pomerantz's work, both in private practice and as conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago, through conditions reports, recommendations for and records of treatment, related correspondence, financial documentation, and photographic material.

Teaching and reference files comprise material gathered by Pomerantz during participation in professional organizations and events, such as the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Also found are subject files, consisting of reference material and correspondence, on a wide range of conservation-related subjects.

Personal business records from the 1950s consist of receipts for conservation-related supplies and one folder of business tax records.

Printed material primarily includes news clippings documenting Pomerantz's career up to and including the 1970s, clippings on conservation-related news, blank postcards of artwork, and two exhibition catalogs.

Photographic material includes images demonstrating a wide variety of conservation techniques, including sets of slides used for lectures and presentations, and images of Pomerantz at work. Also found are photos of artists including Ulfert Wilke. Photographic media include black and white and color photos, slides, glass slides, X-rays and corresponding prints, negatives and 5 glass plate negatives.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1940s-1980s (12 folders; Boxes 1, 33)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1940s-1988 (3.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-4)

Series 3: Interviews, 1961-circa 1970s (8 folders; Box 4)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1950s-1980s (2.8 linear feet; Box 7)

Series 5: Project/Client Files, 1950s-1987 (13.8 linear feet; Boxes 7-20)

Series 6: Teaching and Reference Files, 1940s-1980s (3.9 linear feet; Boxes 20-24)

Series 7: Personal Business Records, 1950s (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 24-25)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1937-1970s (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 25, 33)

Series 9: Photographic Material, 1940s-1980s (8.4 linear feet; Boxes 25-36, OV 37, MGP 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Chicago art conservator Louis Pomerantz (1919-1988), established and operated the conservation lab at the Art Institute of Chicago and then maintained a private practice conducting conservation work for individual collectors and various museums and art institutions in the midwest.

Pomerantz had originally intended to be an artist and enrolled at the Art Students League. After serving in World War II, he returned to Europe to study conservation as an apprentice to a private restorer in Paris, followed by a year spent working under the chief restorer at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and study at the Courtauld Institute and the National Gallery in London. As head of the Art Institute of Chicago's first conservation lab from 1956-1961, Pomerantz employed new and emerging techniques such as powerful binocular microscopes, ultra-violet, infra-red and X-ray machines to study paintings, and a hot table to bond new canvasses to support old ones. Following his resignation from the Art Institute of Chicago to pursue his private practice, Pomerantz organized conservation training programs, and wrote widely on conservation. He served on the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and was a member of the committee which adopted the AIC's first code of ethics for art conservators in May 1967. He became consultant to various art and natural history museums including the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, where he formed part of the conservation team that completed an extensive renovation of the museum's Javanese gamelan ensemble composed of 23 brass and wood musical instruments.The gamelan was presented and played for the first time since 1893 in 1978, following the restoration.

Pomerantz also organized several museum exhibitions on conservation, including Know What You See, which was shown at more than 100 museums around the United States, Canada and Mexico, as part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
Provenance:
The Louis Pomerantz papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Else Pomerantz in 1988.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. research center. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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 -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Flood damage -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Museum conservation methods -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration -- Technique  Search this
Museum conservation methods -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Illustrations
Sound recordings
Citation:
Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950s-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pomeloui
See more items in:
Louis Pomerantz papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pomeloui
Online Media:

Documentation of collections / compiled by Rosemary S. Reese; edited by Frederic L. Rath, Jr. and Merrilyn Rogers O'Connell

Author:
Reese, Rosemary S  Search this
Rath, Frederick L  Search this
O'Connell, Merrilyn Rogers  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 218 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Folk art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Antiques  Search this
Call number:
NK1125 .R32
NK1125.R32
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_125849

Mounting small fragile textiles to be viewed from both sides [microform] / Catherine C. McLean

Author:
McLean, Catherine C  Search this
Winterthur Conservation Program  Search this
Physical description:
77-88 p. : ill
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1981
1980
Topic:
Textile research--Technique  Search this
Textile fabrics--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
mfc493n
mfc493n
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_193581

De Museus : museology and museography review

Title:
Museology and museography review : De Museus
Museus review <1989->
Author:
Catalonia (Spain) Departament de Cultura  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 29 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Spain
Catalonia
Date:
198u
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Art objects--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
AM65.A3 C3736E
AM65.A3C3736E
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_399776

William Suhr letters

Creator:
Suhr, William, 1896-1984  Search this
Names:
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1959
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence.
REEL 3465: Correspondence with Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner, mainly regarding the restoration and conservation of art works; a letter from Eduard Plietzsch; a letter from the North Carolina Museum of Art regarding an exhibition honoring Valentiner; and a 230-p. transcript of 11 lectures for Suhr's class "The Technique of the Old Masters and Problems of Restoration and Preservation." Suhr writes about the history of painting techniques and materials, restoration principles and techniques, preservation and forgeries.
REEL 2804: A photocopy of an illustrated letter, March 27, 1937 from Lyonel Feininger.
UNMICROFILMED: A photocopy of a letter, Oct. 9, 1944 from Lyonel Feininger.
Biographical / Historical:
Conservator, educator, painter.
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:
Conservators  Search this
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.suhrwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-suhrwill

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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mayeralp

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