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Kamekichi Tokita Papers

Creator:
Tokita, Kamekichi  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Seattle  Search this
Group of Twelve (Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Henry Art Gallery  Search this
Hotel Cadillac (Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Minidoka Relocation Center  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Seattle Art Museum  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Tokita, Elsie  Search this
Tokita, Shokichi  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Photographs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Date:
circa 1900-circa 2010
bulk 1900-1948
Summary:
The personal papers of Seattle area painter Kamekichi Tokita (1897-1948) measure 1.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to circa 2010 with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1910 to 1948. The papers include biographical materials, including documents about the closing of the War Relocation Authority's Minidoka Camp in Idaho; correspondence; three diaries written in Japanese documenting Tokita's war time experiences and forced relocation to Minidoka, two earlier notebooks, also written in Japanese, and scattered notes; a few personal business records; printed materials; one scrapbook; sketches; and one family photograph album.
Scope and Contents:
The personal papers of Seattle area painter Kamekichi Tokita (1897-1948) measure 1.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to circa 2010 with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1910 to 1948. The papers include biographical materials, including documents about the closing of the War Relocation Authority's Minidoka Camp in Idaho; correspondence; three diaries written in Japanese documenting Tokita's war time experiences and forced relocation to Minidoka, two earlier notebooks, also written in Japanese, and scattered notes; a few personal business records; printed materials; one scrapbook; sketches; and one family photograph album.

Biographical materials include a file on the Public Works of Art Project, a file on the War Relocation Authority and the closing of the Minidoka incarceration camp, an immigration document, and an essay on Tokita written by Shokichi and Elsie Tokita.

Correspondence is primarily professional in nature and concerns exhibitions at the Seattle Museum of Art (previously the Art Institute of Seattle) and other topics. Correspondents include Kenneth Callahan, Henry Gallery, the Seattle Art Museum, and others.

Tokita's writings consist of three diaries, two notebooks, and scattered general writings, most of which are in Japanese. The diaries were kept during World War II and document the family's incarceration at the Minidoka Relocation Camp in Idaho. Included is a transcript of the diaries which were translated from prewar to modern Japanese by Haruo Takasugi and from modern Japanese to English by Naomi Kusunoki-Martin.

Scattered business records include a patent application, records from the Cadillac Hotel, and a claim filed through the Department of Justice. A few published books in English and Japanese are about art and religion. Also found are exhibition catalogs for shows in which Tokita participated and clippings. There is one mixed media scrapbook about Tokita's exhibitions.

Artwork consists of unsigned pencil and watercolor sketches by Tokita. There is also a family photo album containing snapshots and portraits of the Tokita family and friends.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1934-1985 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1920-1944 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 3: Diaries and Writings, 1923-circa 1950 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1928-1950 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1910-1940 (Box 1-3; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbook, 1929-1933 (Box 2-3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1910-1940s (Box 2-3; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 8: Photograph Album, circa 1900-1930 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Kamekichi Tokita (1897-1948) was a Japanese American painter and businessman who emigrated from Japan in 1919 and settled in Seattle, Washington. Tokita was a member of the Seattle area progressive artists' collective known as the "Group of Twelve" and widely exhibited his artwork throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Kamekichi Tokita was born in Shizouka City, Japan and immigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-two. He settled in the Japantown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington where he opened the Noto Sign Company with business partner Kenjiro Nomura. Nomura was also an artist and encouraged Tokita's interest in oil painting. They both used the sign shop as their studio after-hours. In 1936, the Noto Sign Company closed and Tokita took over management of the Cadillac Hotel, although he continued to paint commercial signs. Tokita married Haruko Suzuki in 1932 and together they had eight children.

As a child in Japan, Tokita studied calligraphy in China. Although he attended a few art school classes in in the U.S. and went on weekend painting trips with Nomura and other Seattle artists, Tokita is considered to be a largely self-trained artist. Support and recognition came from Dorothy V. Morrison of the Henry Gallery at the University of Washington who wrote to Tokita to inquire whether a "group of Japanese artists in the city" would be interested in exhibiting their work. Although the exhibition of Japanese artists did not happen, Tokita later loaned paintings to the gallery for inclusion in an exhibition sponsored by the American Federation of Arts. Throughout the late 1920s and 1930s Tokita exhibited widely in the Seattle area. In 1935, the Seattle Daily Times touted the work of Tokita and other painters in the "Group of Twelve" that also included Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, Walter F. Isaacs, and Ambrose and Viola Patterson, among others. In 1942, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Kamekichi Tokita and his family (five children at the time), along with the approximately 120,000 Japanese and Japanese American citizens living on the West Coast, were ordered under President Franklin Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 to be forcibly removed to one of several incarceration camps. For the first six months of their imprisonment, the family lived at a temporary Civilian Assembly Center in Puyallup, Washington. They were transferred to the Minidoka Relocation Camp in Hunt, Idaho where they remained until their release in 1945. While incarcerated in Minidoka, Tokita worked as a sign painter and continued to privately paint, using whatever materials he could find, including beaver board. His work was featured in art shows at the camp. Many of his camp scenes are now lost or were given away.

At the end of World War II, Tokita and his family (now seven children) moved back to the Seattle-area. Unable to find housing, the Tokitas lived at a Japanese language school until Tokita was able to re-establish his business. During this period he painted very little. In 1946 Tokita and his wife purchased the New Lucky Hotel in the Chinatown area of Seattle. Shortly thereafter, Tokita fell ill and died in 1948. Many of his works are believed to have been destroyed or lost. Some of his work remains, however, and is among the permanent collections of the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum.

Note: Much of this biographical note was taken from "A Biographical Resume" written by Shokichi and Elsie Y. Tokita.
Separated Materials:
A watercolor painting on paper by Kamekichi Tokita, Untitled (Still Life), 9 x 12 in. was transferred to the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2012.
Provenance:
The Kamekichi Tokita papers were donated by his son, Shokichi Tokita in 1990. He donated a third and final diary in 2017. They were collected as part of the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American project in Seattle, Washington.
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 -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans  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
Art, American -- Northwestern States  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Northwestern States  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945 -- Diaries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Photographs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Citation:
Kamekichi Tokita papers, circa 1900-circa 2010, bulk circa 1910-1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tokikame
See more items in:
Kamekichi Tokita Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a680d2f9-94bf-4350-9f34-69068917ef42
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tokikame
Online Media:

Subject Files

Collection Creator:
Murray, Richard N., 1942-2006  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Boxes 16-17)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-2000
Scope and Contents:
Subject files are more general in nature and focus on a wide variety of art-related topics, such as American and European art history, advertising, art criticism, art training at the École des Beaux-Arts, artists' studios in New York City, the artist Delacroix, civic art and religion, French arts, German murals, the Guilded Age and Progressive Era, immigration, interior decoration, the Municipal Art Society, pageantry, progressivism, Puvis de Chavannes, and Reverend Phillips Brooks.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Richard Murray research material regarding mural painting in the United States, 1896-2006, bulk 1970-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.murrrich, Series 3
See more items in:
Richard Murray research material regarding mural painting in the United States
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c3860c85-b67c-424c-8989-a4e57b6b6e7b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-murrrich-ref11

Civic Art and Religion

Collection Creator:
Murray, Richard N., 1942-2006  Search this
Container:
Box 16, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Richard Murray research material regarding mural painting in the United States, 1896-2006, bulk 1970-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Richard Murray research material regarding mural painting in the United States
Richard Murray research material regarding mural painting in the United States / Series 3: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw995cb7702-b661-4efe-a34a-16b7b3fb08c5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-murrrich-ref685

Framed Print: Jesus and a congregation

Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black-and-white, 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
circa 1900
General:
Possibly a reproduction of a painting by the French artist Joseph Wencker.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Art -- Reproduction  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item SRS024005
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Unidentified Locations or Subjects / SRS024: Unidentified Subjects (Print and Landscape)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb658300224-5f15-4344-b8f0-49c6357b1463
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref3403

Alfred James Tulk papers, 1923-1986

Creator:
Tulk, Alfred James, 1899-1988  Search this
Subject:
Rambusch (Firm)  Search this
Rambusch Glass and Decorating Company  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Place:
Africa, West -- Description and travel -- 1851-1950
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- Connecticut  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Landscape painting -- Connecticut  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Muralists  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9641
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211849
AAA_collcode_tulkalfr
Theme:
Diaries
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211849

Oral history interview with Alfonso Ossorio, 1968 November 19

Interviewee:
Ossorio, Alfonso A., 1916-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Selvig, Forrest  Search this
Subject:
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Signa Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5517
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212466
AAA_collcode_ossori68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212466

Oral history interview with Howard Finster, 1984 June 11

Interviewee:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza, 1957-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and religion -- Georgia  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Self-taught artists -- Georgia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12492
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212043
AAA_collcode_finste84
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212043
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Chaim Gross, 1964 Sept. 1

Interviewee:
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12131
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213743
AAA_collcode_gross64
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213743

Oral history interview with Arline M. Fisch, 2001 July 29-30

Interviewee:
Fisch, Arline M.  Search this
Interviewer:
Church, Sharon, 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Wheaton College (Ill.)  Search this
Skidmore College  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and religion  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Knitting  Search this
Jewelry making -- Study and teaching  Search this
Jewelry making -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12589
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227425
AAA_collcode_fisch01
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_227425
Online Media:

Eloise and Otto Spaeth papers, 1937-1983

Creator:
Spaeth, Eloise O., 1902-1998  Search this
Spaeth, Otto  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald)  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Congdon, William  Search this
Girard, André  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Merton, Thomas  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
UNESCO  Search this
Spaeth Foundation  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Topic:
Art and religion -- United States  Search this
Art patronage -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Busts  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9466
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211664
AAA_collcode_spaeeloi
Theme:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211664

Fred and Edith Nagler papers, 1913-1979

Creator:
Nagler, Fred, 1891-1983  Search this
Nagler, Edith Kroger, 1890-1986  Search this
Subject:
Sloan, John  Search this
Teale, Edwin Way  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Kieran, John  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art and religion  Search this
Landscape painting -- 20th century  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9077
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211270
AAA_collcode_naglfred
Theme:
Diaries
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211270

William Meyerowitz and Theresa Bernstein interview, 1978

Creator:
Meyerowitz, William, 1887-1981  Search this
Bernstein, Theresa F. (Theresa Ferber), 1890-2002  Search this
Subject:
Bernstein, Theresa  Search this
Masters, David  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and religion  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10353
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213599
AAA_collcode_meyewili
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213599

New kingdom of the saints : religious art of New Mexico, 1780-1907 / by Larry Frank ; photography by Nancy Hunter Warren and Michael O'Shaughnessy ; foreword by Thomas J. Steele

Author:
Frank, Larry  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Mexico
Nouveau-Mexique
Date:
1992
©1992
1500-
Topic:
Santos (Art)  Search this
Hispanic American art  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Santons (Art)  Search this
Art américain (hispanique)  Search this
Art populaire  Search this
Art chrétien  Search this
Symbolisme chrétien  Search this
Volkskunst  Search this
Heiliger  Search this
Heilige  Search this
Call number:
N7910.N6F73 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_446515

Craft art and religion : proceedings of the second international seminar, 1978 / sponsored by The Smithsonian Institution and The Vatican Museum

Title:
International seminar: craft art and religion, 1978
Second international seminar: craft art and religion, 1978
Author:
Committee of Religion and Art in America  Search this
Vatican Museo vaticano  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. in 1 : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
United States
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Art and religion  Search this
Artisans  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Call number:
NK805 .C88
NK805.C88
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_123136

The influence of spiritual inspiration on American art = L'Influenza dell'ispirazione religiosa nell'arte americana ; proceedings of the seminar / organized by Galleria d'arte religiosa moderna dei Musei vaticani and the Committee of Religion and Art in America, Città del Vaticano, July 20-22, 1976

Title:
Influenza dell'ispirazione religiosa nell'arte Americana
Author:
Galleria d'arte religiosa moderna  Search this
Committee of Religion and Art in America  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
299 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Religion--Influence  Search this
Call number:
N6505 .S47 1976
N6505.S47 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_113316

Holy holy art cards fancy assorted Christmas selection Don Celender

Book artist:
Celender, Don 1931-2005  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
50 cards color illustrations 10 x 6 cm
Type:
Caricatures and cartoons
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Specimens
Place:
United States
Date:
197u
1970-1979
Topic:
Art and religion  Search this
Artists  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1019902

Oral history interview with Chaim Gross

Creator:
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recordings (50 min.), 5 in.)
16 Pages (Transcript: (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Sept. 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Chaim Gross conducted 1964 Sept. 1 by Dorothy Seckler for the Archives of American Art.
Gross speaks of his early sculpture; his inspirations; his treatment of wood; his interest in watercolor; religious subjects in his work, especially Judaic themes; his teaching career; his involvement with the WPA Federal Art Project; his personal collection of paintings and sculpture; working odd jobs when the WPA ended; and his opinions of contemporary sculpture and the future of sculpture.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York, N.Y. Died 1991.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gross64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw975edec05-cc54-4a16-bf4e-fc0b0b406464
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gross64

Coleman, Floyd

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1975-1991
Collection 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 and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jeff Donaldson papers
Jeff Donaldson papers / Series 8: Research Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b4b0c18e-5527-4034-b730-abfcfc09e698
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref63
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Oral history interview with Arline M. Fisch

Interviewee:
Fisch, Arline M.  Search this
Interviewer:
Church, Sharon, 1948-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Skidmore College -- Faculty  Search this
Skidmore College -- Students  Search this
Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Faculty  Search this
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Extent:
61 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 July 29-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Arline M. Fisch conducted 2001 July 29-30, by Sharon Church McNabb, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Fisch's home, in San Diego, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Arline M. Fisch (1931-) is a metalsmith from San Diego, California. Sharon Church McNabb (1948-) is a jewelry designer.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 13 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.
Occupation:
Metal-workers -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Jewelers -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Educators -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Fulbright scholars  Search this
Topic:
Art and religion  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Knitting  Search this
Jewelry making -- Study and teaching  Search this
Jewelry making -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.fisch01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw953b7f3c1-1e9d-443b-8501-888ae6399225
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fisch01
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Howard Finster

Interviewee:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording, analog)
60 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1984 June 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Howard Finster conducted 1984 June 11, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Finster speaks of his early childhood; his earliest vision; working as a preacher and a repairman; the construction of his GARDEN OF PARADISE; his mission in life; dealers and exhibitions; and his Chapel of the World's Folk Art Church, Inc.
Biographical / Historical:
Howard Finster (1916-2001) was a self-taught visionary artist and minister from Georgia. Full name: William Howard Finster.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Folk artists -- Georgia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art and religion -- Georgia  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Self-taught artists -- Georgia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.finste84
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c5432bdc-8d09-431a-a0e0-2c6687cf53bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-finste84
Online Media:

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