Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
56 documents - page 1 of 3

Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears papers

Creator:
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988  Search this
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Gardner, Helen, d. 1946  Search this
Extent:
9.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Date:
1920-1991
Summary:
The papers of educators and painters Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears measure 9.2 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1991. The papers focus primarily on Blackshear's career but also document the career of Blackshear's partner Ethel Spears, and the involvement of both women in the Chicago, Illinois art scene. Papers include biographical material, correspondence, handmade holiday and greeting cards, artist files, research and subject files, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of educators and painters Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears measure 9.2 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1991. The papers focus primarily on Blackshear's career but also document the career of Blackshear's partner Ethel Spears, and the involvement of both women in the Chicago, Illinois art scene. Papers include biographical material, correspondence, handmade holiday and greeting cards, artist files, research and subject files, and printed material.

Biographical materials include address books, sketches, teaching records, personal business records of both Blackshear and Spears, and photographs of the two women. Correspondence is scattered but comments on Spears's participation with the Works Progress Administration. Handmade holiday cards are from friends, colleagues, students, and fellow artists, and were sent to Blackshear and Spears throughout their decades-long partnership. The bulk of the papers consist of files kept by Blackshear on artists and various art-related subjects.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1920-1967 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1925-1986 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Handmade Holiday Cards, circa 1920-circa 1960 (2.8 linear feet; Boxes 1-4

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1920-1950s (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 5: Artist Files, 1922-1981 (0.9 linear feet; Box 5)

Series 6: Research and Subject Files, circa 1920s-circa 1960s (Boxes 6-9; 4.0 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1925-1991 (0.2 linear feet; Box 10)
Biographical / Historical:
Kathleen Blackshear (1897-1998) was a painter, writer, and educator. Ethel Spears (1903-1974) was a painter and educator. Blackshear and Spears were longtime partners and both were active in Chicago, Illinois.

Kathleen Blackshear was born in Navasota, Texas in 1897. She attended Baylor University and the Art Students League before settling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she took graduate classes and served as a teaching assistant under Helen Gardner. She succeeded Gardner as teacher and subsequently held that position for thirty-five years, expanding Gardner's legacy of introducing students to the history of art by placing a special emphasis on artistic traditions outside of Western Europe. The importance and influence of Blackshear's teaching focus is reflected in several subsequent generations of students, including Whitney Halstead and the Chicago Imagists group. Blackshear also lectured at other institutions.

In addition to teaching, Blackshear contributed analytical drawings for Helen Gardner's publications, painted two cycloramas for the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago in 1933-1934, and exhibited her prints and paintings. As a painter, Blackshear was known for her depictions of African Americans.

Ethel Spears was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1903. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied under Alexander Archipenko at the Art Students League in New York City before returning to the School of the Art Institute to teach. Spears was known for her paintings of urban scenes.

It is likely that Blackshear and Spears met while teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They lived together in Chicago and moved to Navasota, Texas upon retiring. They remained together until Spears's death in 1974. Blackshear died in 1988.
Provenance:
The Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears papers were donated in 1990 by William Terrell, Blackshear's nephew and executor.
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:
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Educators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears papers, 1920-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blackath
See more items in:
Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d44201be-9e5a-4f4c-95e8-bfc599018ce6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blackath
Online Media:

Paula Gerard papers

Creator:
Gerard, Paula, 1907-1991  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Aubin, Barbara, 1928-2014  Search this
Bentley, Claude Ronald, 1915-  Search this
Berenson, Mary, 1864-  Search this
Garrett, Lillian  Search this
Gerard, Helen, 1861-1938  Search this
Olson, Douglas John, 1934-  Search this
Schwalb, Susan, 1944-  Search this
Extent:
7.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1885-1989
Scope and Contents:
Resumes, correspondence with Barbara Aubin, Mary Berenson, Claude Bentley, Lillian Garrett, Douglas Olson, Susan Schwalb and others, 1910-1989; art works, including many loose sketches, sketchbooks and Christmas cards from friends; untitled sound recording; clippings, exhibition catalogs; blank postcards; a scrapbook on Gerard's exhibitions, 1930-1979; travel diaries, 1918-1938; writings on and by Gerard; and teaching and class notes. Also included are 0.4 ft. of the papers of Paula's mother, Helen Gerard, including correspondence and writings, 1885-1935.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, teacher; Chicago, Ill. Born in Italy to writer Helen Gerard, Italian representative to the American Federation of Art and contributor to the American Magazine of Art, International Studio and other art publications. Paula began her study of art in Italy and continued in the U.S. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and at the Midway Studios at the University of Chicago.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by Paula Gerard Renison.
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:
Graphic artists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.gerapaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b9cff3a6-a267-4acd-9984-52755148e783
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gerapaul

Art Institute of Chicago. School [Folder]

Additional name:
Chicago Academy of Fine Arts  Search this
School of the Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
SAIC  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_98562

Albert Henry Krehbiel papers, 1893-1985

Creator:
Krehbiel, Albert Henry, 1873-1945  Search this
Subject:
Krehbiel, Dulah Evans  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Citation:
Albert Henry Krehbiel papers, 1893-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Muralists  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8912
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211097
AAA_collcode_krehalbe
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211097

Whitney Halstead papers, 1920-1982

Creator:
Halstead, Whitney, 1926-1979  Search this
Subject:
Nutt, Jim  Search this
Yoakum, Joseph  Search this
Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Sound recordings
Journals (accounts)
Drawings
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Citation:
Whitney Halstead papers, 1920-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9542
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211742
AAA_collcode_halswhit
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211742
Online Media:

Paula Gerard papers, 1885-1989

Creator:
Gerard, Paula, 1907-1991  Search this
Subject:
Garrett, Lillian  Search this
Olson, Douglas John  Search this
Schwalb, Susan  Search this
Aubin, Barbara  Search this
Bentley, Claude Ronald  Search this
Berenson, Mary  Search this
Gerard, Helen  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Paula Gerard papers, 1885-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10452
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213858
AAA_collcode_gerapaul
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213858

Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears papers, 1920-1991

Creator:
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988  Search this
Spears, Ethel, 1902 or 03-1974  Search this
Subject:
Gardner, Helen  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears papers, 1920-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10522
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213992
AAA_collcode_blackath
Theme:
Women
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213992

Vera Berdich papers, 1947-1989

Creator:
Berdich, Vera, 1915-2003  Search this
Subject:
Aubin, Barbara  Search this
Blackshear, Kathleen  Search this
Halstead, Whitney  Search this
Kucera, Kathryn  Search this
Spears, Ethel  Search this
Webster, Lynn  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Vera Berdich papers, 1947-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10847
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214595
AAA_collcode_berdvera
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214595

Helen Weinrich Knaths photograph album, 1879-1976

Creator:
Knaths, Helen Weinrich, 1876 or 7-1978  Search this
Subject:
Knaths, Helen Weinrich  Search this
Weinrich, Agnes  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Citation:
Helen Weinrich Knaths photograph album, 1879-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6047
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216015
AAA_collcode_knathele
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216015

Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Subject:
Berdich, Vera  Search this
Blackshear, Kathleen  Search this
Brown, Roger  Search this
Ito, Miyoko  Search this
Kapsalis, Thomas Harry  Search this
Kim, Jin Soo  Search this
Nilsson, Gladys  Search this
Nutt, Jim  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Rossi, Barbara  Search this
Spears, Ethel  Search this
Wirsum, Karl  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Phyllis Kind Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Prints
Sketches
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American educators  Search this
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Asian American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16081
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)360857
AAA_collcode_yoshray
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_360857
Online Media:

Catalog of the Art School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Creator:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Subject:
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1924-1925
Citation:
Art Institute of Chicago. Catalog of the Art School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1924-1925. C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers, circa 1888-1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15724
See more items in:
C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers, circa 1888-1959
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15724

Cleo Dorman scrapbook

Creator:
Cleo, 1908-1990  Search this
Subject:
Cleo  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
1927-1950
Citation:
Cleo. Cleo Dorman scrapbook, 1927-1950. Cleo (Cleo Dorman) papers, circa 1930s-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' models  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15778
See more items in:
Cleo (Cleo Dorman) papers, circa 1930s-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15778
Online Media:

School of the Art Institute of Chicago newsletter, volume one, issue 2

Creator:
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Subject:
Halstead, Whitney  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1965
Citation:
Art Institute of Chicago. School. School of the Art Institute of Chicago newsletter, volume one, issue 2, 1965. Whitney Halstead papers, 1920-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18073
See more items in:
Whitney Halstead papers, 1920-1982
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18073
Online Media:

Whitney Halstead papers

Creator:
Halstead, Whitney  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Nutt, Jim, 1938-  Search this
Yoakum, Joseph, 1886-1972  Search this
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Sound recordings
Journals (accounts)
Drawings
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1920-1982
Summary:
The Whitney Halstead papers measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1982. They document the career of art historian, educator, critic, author, and artist Whitney Halstead. Found within the papers are scattered biographical material; a diary and travel journals; writings and notes (almost one-half of the collection); scattered correspondence; miscellaneous records and printed materials documenting Halstead's tenure at the Art Institute of Chicago; audio-cassette recordings of African and native music; artists files for Jim Nutt and Joseph E. Yoakum; exhibition files; art work by Halstead and others; and photographs of Halstead, friends and colleagues, and art projects. Also found are numerous photographs, slides, and negatives of primitive art, including American Indian art by Southwest tribes.
Scope and Content Note:
The Whitney Halstead papers measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1982. They document the career of art historian, educator, critic, author, and artist Whitney Halstead. Found within the papers are scattered biographical material; a diary and travel journals; writings and notes (almost one-half of the collection); scattered correspondence; miscellaneous records and printed materials documenting Halstead's tenure at the Art Institute of Chicago; audio-cassette recordings of African and native music; artists files for Jim Nutt and Joseph E. Yoakum; exhibition files; art work by Halstead and others; and photographs of Halstead, friends and colleagues, and art projects. Also found are numerous photographs, slides, and negatives depicting primitive art, mostly native American Indian art by Southwest tribes.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 11 series by either type of material or subject file, and chronologically within each series. Oversized material from various series has been housed in OV folder 8 and is noted in the Series Description/Container Listing Section at the appropriate folder title with see also/see references.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1966-1977 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Personal Correspondence, circa 1933-1978 (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 3: Diary and Travel Journals, 1957-1975 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 4: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Files, circa 1920-1982 (Box 1-2; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, circa 1923-1978 (Box 2-5; 3.4 linear feet)

Series 6: Artist Files, 1967-1977 (Box 5-6, OV 8; 36 folders)

Series 7: Hyde Park Art Center File, circa 1960-1977 (Box 6; 4 folders)

Series 8: Exhibition Files, 1966-1975 (Box 6, OV 8; 17 folders)

Series 9: Art Work, circa 1932-1970 (Box 6, OV 8; 21 folders)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1949-1976 (Box 7; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 11: Printed Material, 1966-1975 (Box 7; 5 folders)
Biographical Note:
Art historian, educator, critic, author, and artist Whitney Halstead was born in 1926. After receiving a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Halstead worked as an assistant in the Field Museum's anthropology department. He also taught art history at several Chicago-area universities, including the Art Institute, where he developed a series of courses on primitive art. Some historians have indicated that these courses were an important influence on the work of several artists of the "Chicago School" who studied with Halstead, including Roger Brown, Phil Hanson, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, and Karl Wirsum, among others. Halstead also played a prominent role in the 1965 Art Institute's faculty strike that resulted in better working conditions for the instructors, and by 1967, he had become Chairman of the Division of Fine Arts. In 1970, he assumed the position of Graduate Advisor.

Halstead wrote critical reviews for Artforum, the Chicago Daily News, and numerous articles and essays promoting local and primitive art, including the work of Jim Nutt and naïve artist Joseph E. Yoakum. He also curated several exhibitions, including Made In Chicago and Ulu/Inua: Form and Fantasy in Eskimo Art. Halstead's own art work, exhibitied primarily during the 1950s and early 1960s, was in a variety of media and reflected his interest in Dadaism and Surrealism.

Whitney Halstead died in 1979.
Related Material:
Additional Whitney Halstead papers are held by the Art Institute of Chicago.
Provenance:
The Whitney Halstead papers were donated by Theodore Halkin, the executor of Halstead's estate in 1986.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Art historians -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art critics -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Sound recordings
Journals (accounts)
Drawings
Citation:
Whitney Halstead papers, 1920-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.halswhit
See more items in:
Whitney Halstead papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9692b929b-832d-4d31-b6aa-41d0d04a7d88
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-halswhit
Online Media:

Art Institute of Chicago, School of Art Institute of Chicago, and Alumni Association

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1976
Collection 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. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Charles W. White papers
Charles W. White papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98ce23d58-57ea-4743-903d-01b5ba0e94c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitchar-ref34

Ray Yoshida papers

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago. School -- Faculty  Search this
Phyllis Kind Gallery  Search this
Berdich, Vera, 1915-2003  Search this
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988  Search this
Brown, Roger, 1941-1997  Search this
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983  Search this
Kapsalis, Thomas Harry, 1925-  Search this
Kim, Jin Soo, 1950-  Search this
Nilsson, Gladys, 1940-  Search this
Nutt, Jim, 1938-  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Rossi, Barbara, 1940-  Search this
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974  Search this
Wirsum, Karl, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
10 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Prints
Sketches
Transcripts
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1895-2010
bulk 1950-2005
Summary:
The papers of Chicago artist and educator Ray Yoshida measure 10 linear feet and date from circa 1895 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 2005. Yoshida's career as a painter and collagist as well as his long tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are documented through biographical material, personal correspondence, notebooks and writings, teaching records, personal business records, printed material, source material, photographs, sketchbooks, artwork by Yoshida and others, and scrapbooks. Items within the collection also document Yoshida's personal interest in collecting folk art and artifacts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Chicago artist and educator Ray Yoshida measure 10 linear feet and date from circa 1895 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 2005. Yoshida's career as a painter and collagist as well as his long tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are documented through biographical material, personal correspondence, notebooks and writings, teaching records, personal business records, printed material, source material, photographs, sketchbooks, artwork by Yoshida and others, and scrapbooks. Items within the collection also document Yoshida's personal interest in collecting folk art and artifacts.

Biographical material about Ray Yoshida includes award certificates, identification records, student records, and interview transcripts. Also found is one video recording of a documentary short about Yoshida's art and object collection at his Chicago home.

Correspondence includes letters, postcards, and greeting cards from friends, colleagues, and artists, including Roger Brown, Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, Christina Ramberg, Karl Wirsum, Miyoko Ito, Jin Soo Kim, Barbara Rossi, Vera Berdich, and Tom Kapsalis.

Notebooks contain notes on art history, art technique, Japanese language, travel, and other subjects. Many of the notebooks include sketches and contain loose items.

Writings by Yoshida consist of college papers, fragments of writings on art and other subjects, and notes. Writings by others include essays by Yoshida's students, exhibition essay drafts, and poetry.

Teaching records primarily document Yoshida's tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, though a few records of guest professorships at other schools are included. These records include course evaluations, employment records, teaching notes, and letters of recommendation for students. Miscellaneous teaching records include department memos, course summaries, correspondence, and notes.

Personal business records consists of documentation regarding the sale, exhibition, and loan of artwork by Ray Yoshida, including his business dealings with the Phyllis Kind Gallery. Additionally there are several files regarding the estate of artist Roger Brown.

Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, news clippings, newsletters and press releases documenting Yoshida's career and other subjects.

Source material consists of material that Yoshida gathered and intended to use for his art. Collected printed material includes postcards, comics and comic books, mail order catalogs, magazines, product labels, and advertisements. Also found are many small clippings from comics collected for collages.

Photographs depict Ray Yoshida, friends, students, travel, and artwork. Also found are a few photographs of Karl Wirsum's studio, as well as photographs of various subjects collected by Yoshida. Additionally, there is one photograph album from the early 1910s of an unidentified family.

Sketchbooks include pencil and ink sketches of various subjects.

Artwork by Ray Yoshida includes collages on paper, pencil sketches, and ink drawings. Artworks by others include numerous prints by Kathleen Blackshear, Ethel Spears, and Vivian Mayers, and collages, drawings, and prints given to Yoshida by students and friends. Some work by unidentified artists is included as well. Other artwork, such as handmade picture and alphabet books, appears to have been created by children and collected by Yoshida.

Scrapbooks include volumes that were created by Yoshida as well as books created by others. Three of the scrapbooks containing source images, clippings, and comics appear to have been created by Yoshida. Additional scrapbooks were created by others and collected by Yoshida.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 12 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1950-2005 (0.5 Linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1952-2009 (2 Linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 11, 15)

Series 3: Notebooks, circa 1956-circa 2000 (0.3 Linear feet; Box 3)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1950-2003 (0.3 Linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Teaching Records, circa 1960-2003 (0.6 Linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, circa 1960-2010 (0.4 Linear feet; Box 4)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1906-2010 (1.8 Linear feet; Boxes 4-6, 11, OV 14)

Series 8: Source Material, circa 1940-circa 2005 (0.7 Linear Feet; Boxes 6-7, 11)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1910-circa 2005 (0.5 Linear feet; Box 7)

Series 10: Sketchbooks, circa 1960-circa 2000 (1.1 Linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 11-13)

Series 11: Artwork, 1903-2009 (0.7 Linear feet; Boxes 8, 13)

Series 12: Scrapbooks, circa 1895-circa 2005 (1 Linear feet; Boxes 8-10, 13)
Biographical / Historical:
Ray Yoshida (1930-2009) was a Japanese American painter, collagist, and educator based in Chicago, Illinois.

Raymond Kakuo Yoshida was born in Kapaa, Hawaii, in 1930. He attended the University of Hawaii for two years and completed a B.A. in Arts Education at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1953. He also served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War. In 1957 he recieved his M.F.A from Syracuse University and became a faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1959. He was named Frank Harold Sellers Professor in the Department of Painting and Drawing in 1971, retired as professor emeritus in 1998, and continued to teach until 2003.

Yoshida was a member of the Chicago Imagists, a loose and informal group of representational artists from the late 1960s to early 1970s who were influenced by Surrealism and connected to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Yoshida's friends and contemporaries among this group include but are not limited to Roger Brown, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, and Barbara Rossi. Yoshida was an inspiring teacher and he mentored many of the later Chicago Imagists such as Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, and Karl Wirsum.

Yoshida's paintings and collages were strongly influenced by comics as well as his own collection of folk and outsider art. He regularly exhibited at Phyllis Kind Gallery in Chicago from 1975 to 1996, and a major retrospective of his work was organized by the Contemporary Museum of Honolulu in 1998. He retired to Hawaii in 2005 where he lived until his death in 2009 due to cancer. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Sullivan Galleries held a posthumous retrospective exhibition of Yoshida's work from 2010-2011 and the John Michael Kohler Art Center had an exhibition of Yoshida's personal collection of art and artifacts in 2013.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2012 by Ray Yoshida via Terri Yoho of the Kohler Foundation, representing Yoshida's estate, and in 2013 and 2015-2016 by Jennifer Sabas and Shayle Miller, estate executors.
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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice. One box of letters from Jim Nutt are ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission.
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:
Educators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Collagists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Prints
Sketches
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.yoshray
See more items in:
Ray Yoshida papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw993d0cce5-3340-4d85-adeb-cb1711fd67e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-yoshray
Online Media:

Biographical Sketches and Resumes

Collection Creator:
Arquin, Florence  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1962
Collection Restrictions:
The Florence Arquin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
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:
Florence Arquin papers, 1923-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Florence Arquin papers
Florence Arquin papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91c5c89f2-9146-4782-9d77-b7ff03a167a3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-arquflor-ref6
9 Page(s) matching your search term, top most relevant are shown: View entire project in transcription center
  • View Biographical Sketches and Resumes digital asset number 1
  • View Biographical Sketches and Resumes digital asset number 2
  • View Biographical Sketches and Resumes digital asset number 3
  • View Biographical Sketches and Resumes digital asset number 4
  • View Biographical Sketches and Resumes digital asset number 5
  • View Biographical Sketches and Resumes digital asset number 6
  • View Biographical Sketches and Resumes digital asset number 7
  • View Biographical Sketches and Resumes digital asset number 8
  • View Biographical Sketches and Resumes digital asset number 9

Schipper, Merle - School of the Society of Arts and Crafts (Detroit)

Collection Creator:
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 87
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1982
Scope and Contents note:
Schipper, Merle

Schloss, Edith

Schmidt Publications

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

School of the Society of Arts and Crafts (Detroit)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
Reels N70-38 and 62: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Helen Tworkov or Hermine Ford. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Jack Tworkov papers, 1926-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jack Tworkov papers
Jack Tworkov papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97794427b-1fa6-4cde-bb46-baa4d0ae3b45
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-tworjack2-ref360

Gilliam, Sam

Collection Creator:
Byron Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Byron Gallery records, circa 1950s-1991, bulk 1960-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Byron Gallery records
Byron Gallery records / Series 1: Artist/Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ff5401b9-d388-45a5-91bf-32c88c7152a3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-byrogall-ref164
3 Page(s) matching your search term, top most relevant are shown: View entire project in transcription center
  • View Gilliam, Sam digital asset number 1
  • View Gilliam, Sam digital asset number 2
  • View Gilliam, Sam digital asset number 3

Paul and Nelli Bar Wieghardt papers, 1925-1987

Creator:
Wieghardt, Paul, 1897-1969  Search this
Wieghardt, Nelli Bar, 1904-2001  Search this
Subject:
Bosworth, Francis  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Citation:
Paul and Nelli Bar Wieghardt papers, 1925-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Refugees  Search this
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10131
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213038
AAA_collcode_wiegpaul
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213038

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By