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Diary

Collection Collector:
Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but negatives and audiovisuial materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Some papers of living persons are restricted. Access to restricted portions may be arranged by request to the donor. Gloves required for unprotected photographs. Viewing film portions of the collection and listening to LP recording requires special appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. Copyright for all materials is retained by the donor, Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.; permission for commercial use and/or publication may be requested from the donor through the Archives Center. Military Records for Franklin A. Robinson (b. 1932) and correspondence from Richard I. Damalouji (1961-2014) are restricted; written permission is needed to research these files. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
The Robinson and Via Family Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Robinson and Via Family Papers
Robinson and Via Family Papers / Series 2: Robinson Family / 2.6: Robinson, Franklin A. / 2.6.1: Correspondence, diaries, personal ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d451e306-0493-47c5-8e54-5b55390f8ba2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0475-ref166
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Nisei radicals the feminist poetics and transformative ministry of Mitsuye Yamada and Michael Yasutake Diane C. Fujino

Title:
Feminist poetics and transformative ministry of Mitsuye Yamada and Michael Yasutake
Author:
Fujino, Diane Carol  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (x, 246 pages) illustrations
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Illinois
Chicago
États-Unis
Date:
2020
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Japanese Americans  Search this
Asian Americans--Civil rights  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
Social justice--History  Search this
Human rights workers  Search this
Clergy  Search this
Poets  Search this
Américains d'origine japonaise  Search this
Américains d'origine asiatique--Droits  Search this
Mouvements des droits de l'homme--Histoire  Search this
Justice sociale--Histoire  Search this
Défenseurs des droits de l'homme  Search this
Clergé  Search this
Poètes  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Social justice  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156531

Hyphenated techniques in polymer characterization : thermal-spectroscopic and other methods / Theodore Provder, editor, Marek W. Urban, editor, Howard G. Barth, editor

Author:
Provder, Theodore 1939-  Search this
Urban, Marek W. 1953-  Search this
Barth, Howard G  Search this
American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering  Search this
American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry  Search this
American Chemical Society Meeting (206th : 1993 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
x, 189 p. : ill., charts ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1994
Topic:
Polymers--Analysis  Search this
Thermal analysis  Search this
Spectrum analysis  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_479834

The 1933 Chicago World's Fair a century of progress Cheryl R. Ganz

Author:
Ganz, Cheryl  Search this
Subject:
Weltausstellung Chicago 1933-1934  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) History  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 206 pages, 46 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations (some color), map 26 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
2008
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Exhibitions--History  Search this
Världsutställningar--historia  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_902362

Ebony Vol. XXII No. 9

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Subject of:
Alex Haley, American, 1921 - 1992  Search this
Muhammad Ali, American, 1942 - 2016  Search this
Veronica Porché Ali, American, born 1955  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 13 x 10 x 3/16 in. (33 x 25.4 x 0.5 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
820 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Africa  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Identity  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.117.13.5
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ebony Media Group LLC. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition:
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd518925d18-f720-49f2-8d36-a6d06204224b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.117.13.5
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Ebony Vol. III No. 7

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Subject of:
Edward F. Boyd, American, 1914 - 2007  Search this
Walter Staunton Mack Jr., American, 1895 - 1990  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (33.7 x 25.7 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 1948
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Stephanie Capparell, author of The Real Pepsi Challenge
Object number:
2011.35.1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ebony Media Group LLC. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52db4ad3f-4838-4fc1-92a9-d23b50c1501d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.35.1.1

Ebony Vol. IV No. 12

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Subject of:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (33.7 x 25.7 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 1949
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Football  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Modern dance  Search this
Music  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Stephanie Capparell, author of The Real Pepsi Challenge
Object number:
2011.35.1.11
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ebony Media Group LLC. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c3dcdc57-b6ff-4a06-82c9-2c8f40681a4e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.35.1.11
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Ebony Vol. III No. 8

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Subject of:
Jackie Robinson, American, 1919 - 1972  Search this
Jay Jackson, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (33.7 x 25.7 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 1948
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Baseball  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Stephanie Capparell, author of The Real Pepsi Challenge
Object number:
2011.35.1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ebony Media Group LLC. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f5e2b9ad-152b-422d-9bc8-b98d4ac61bbc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.35.1.2

Pepsi ad in Ebony magazine, "Refreshes without filling... Have a Pepsi"

Created by:
PepsiCo Inc., American, founded 1898  Search this
Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (33.7 x 25.7 cm)
Type:
advertisements
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 1957
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Health  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Stephanie Capparell, author of The Real Pepsi Challenge
Object number:
2011.35.2.72
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1957 PepsiCo. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5689a03e7-87d2-4ed5-83b0-c50c4c7f14fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.35.2.72
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Negro Digest vol. 1 no. 1

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Edited by:
John Harold Johnson, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 7 5/8 × 5 3/8 × 3/16 in. (19.4 × 13.7 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 7 5/8 × 10 11/16 × 1 1/2 in. (19.4 × 27.1 × 3.8 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 1942
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Identity  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Courtesy of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC
Object number:
2015.122.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Negro Digest. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition:
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59991129d-f122-4fe5-aa4e-89a01e057ce8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.122.1
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Negro Digest vol. 1 no. 4

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Edited by:
John Harold Johnson, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Written by:
Walter F. White, American, 1893 - 1955  Search this
Eleanor Roosevelt, American, 1884 - 1962  Search this
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Bernard James Sheil D.D., American, 1888 - 1910  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 7 7/8 × 5 1/4 × 3/16 in. (20 × 13.4 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
February 1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Identity  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Courtesy of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC
Object number:
2015.122.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bb53b094-77c3-4dd7-aaaf-2a4b821a3598
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.122.2
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Negro Digest vol. 1 no. 5

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Edited by:
John Harold Johnson, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Written by:
A. Philip Randolph, American, 1889 - 1979  Search this
Pittsburgh Courier, American, 1907 - 1965  Search this
Zora Neale Hurston, American, 1891 - 1960  Search this
Charles S. Johnson, American, 1893 - 1956  Search this
Mary McLeod Bethune, American, 1875 - 1955  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 7 3/4 × 5 1/4 × 1/4 in. (19.7 × 13.3 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Identity  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Courtesy of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC
Object number:
2015.122.3
Restrictions & Rights:
© Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a2d99ac0-8a3f-4651-9b77-e904b602c7dd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.122.3
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Negro Digest vol. 1 no. 9

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Edited by:
John Harold Johnson, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Written by:
Langston Hughes, American, 1902 - 1967  Search this
John Harold Johnson, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 7 3/4 × 5 3/8 × 1/4 in. (19.7 × 13.7 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Identity  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Courtesy of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC
Object number:
2015.122.4
Restrictions & Rights:
© Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c0454e32-d947-4aba-8641-cdf6b6c44647
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.122.4
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Negro Digest vol. 1 no. 10

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Edited by:
John Harold Johnson, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Written by:
Paul Robeson, American, 1898 - 1976  Search this
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, American, 1892 - 1973  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 7 3/4 × 5 3/8 × 5/16 in. (19.7 × 13.7 × 0.8 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
August 1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Identity  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Courtesy of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC
Object number:
2015.122.5
Restrictions & Rights:
© Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd587fc80e1-fcb1-4cfb-9890-bb019a650fe0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.122.5
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Negro Digest vol. 1 no. 12

Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Edited by:
John Harold Johnson, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Written by:
Eleanor Roosevelt, American, 1884 - 1962  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 7 3/4 × 5 5/16 × 5/16 in. (19.7 × 13.5 × 0.8 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Identity  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Courtesy of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC
Object number:
2015.122.6
Restrictions & Rights:
© Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fd638d2f-8842-4e58-97f5-6cadaa61ac2e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.122.6
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Oral history interview with Helen Zell

Interviewee:
Zell, Helen, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Extent:
110 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2016 December 5-6
Scope and Contents:
An oral history interview with Helen Zell conducted 2016 December 5-6, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Zell's home, in Chicago, Illinois.
Zell discusses growing up as a Jewish Northerner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; her parents and their extended family and the impact on her of visiting with her father's bohemian relatives in Brooklyn; her early interest in reading and English studies; her enthusiasm for collecting and organizing paper dolls and books as a young girl; the family's relocation to Rockville Centre, New York on Long Island; her visit as a teenager to Europe and the Rome Olympics with her grandparents; her college years at the University of Michigan, where she met her first husband, James Fadim; her work as an editor for the American Society for Microbiology; the couple's meeting and socializing with Sam and Janet Zell at the University of Michigan; their move to Chicago in 1967; her first purchases of art at the Old Town Art Fair in Chicago; her work as the general manager for the Chicago String Ensemble; her work on the Women's Board at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; her divorce from her first husband and her return to school to study interior design at the Harrington Institute and her subsequent work as an interior designer; her deeper involvement with Chicago-based art collectors through her work at the MCA. Zell also describes her reintroduction to Sam Zell after many years apart at an art fair in Chicago in 1995; their burgeoning relationship and his desire to help her acquire and develop an art collection, initially concentrating on Surrealist work; their marriage and acquisition of a neighboring apartment in their condominium building which they renovated in order to create space for their growing collection; the expansion of their collection into photography; her enthusiasm for the work of Joseph Cornell, Louise Bourgeois and Lee Bontecou, among others; the assistance of the gallerist Alan Koppel in acquiring work for the collection; her feelings about loaning from the collection for exhibitions; the valuable assistance of curators and dealers in expanding her knowledge and expertise; and her and her husband's feelings about eventually creating a legacy for their collection. Zell also recalls Robert Natkin; Grace Hokin; Bud Holland; Helyn Goldenberg; Marilynn Alsdorf; Allen Turner; Stefan Edlis; Gael Neeson; Kevin Consey; Madeline Grynsztejn; Elizabeth Smith as well as Michael Heltzer; Meredith Palmer; John Vinci; David Tunkl; Lynne Warren; and Wilbur Ross, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Helen Zell (1942- ) is a philanthropist and art collector in Chicago, Illinois. Avis Berman (1949- ) is an art historian and author in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded as 2 digital wav sound files. Duration is 4 hr., 53 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
This interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Philanthropists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.zellh16
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d82fb9cd-749a-4486-839f-bf2e134d2928
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zellh16

Oral history interview with Katharine Kuh

Topic:
Saturday review
Interviewee:
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Creator:
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
First National Bank of Chicago -- Art collections  Search this
Katharine Kuh Gallery (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Vassar College  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964  Search this
Arensberg, Louise S. (Louise Stevenson), 1879-1953  Search this
Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940  Search this
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Paepcke, Walter Paul, 1896-1960  Search this
Porter, Eliot, 1901-1990  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Rich, Daniel Catton, 1904-1976  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Extent:
313 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 Mar. 18-1983 Mar. 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Katharine Kuh conducted 1982 Mar. 18-1983 Mar. 24, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.
Kuh speaks of her invalid childhood in Chicago, the development of her interest in art, classes in art history at Vassar College, and her career as curator of modern art at the Art Institute of Chicago. She recalls in particular the "Sanity in Art" movement against modern art in Chicago. Kuh describes her relationship with Mark Rothko and Rothko's relationships with Mark Tobey, Clyfford Still, Kate Rothko, Theodoros Stamos, Milton Avery, Stanley Kunitz, and Hans Hofmann.
Kuh discusses her parents, the family silk business, travelling in Europe as a child, life in Chicago, the effects of polio and other illnesses on her interests, and her student years at Vassar College. She remembers visiting Bernard Berenson in Italy with her family and again with Daniel Catton Rich, with whom she worked very closely at the Art Institute of Chicago. She speaks of the Katharine Kuh Gallery, which she started in the mid-1930s and its place in the vanguard of the Chicago art scene.
Kuh remembers the effects of the stock market crash on her personal situation, her marriage to businessman George Kuh, distaste for life in the suburbs, and her divorce. She discusses the Katharine Kuh Gallery and the actions taken against her business by members of the reactionary "Sanity in Art" movement (including a very funny anecdote concerning Carlos Merida). She speaks of the classes in modern art that she taught at her gallery and of some of the artists she exhibited there, including the photographers Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston.
Kuh remembers the McCarthy era and the political conservatism in Chicago, including her testimony on behalf of Bill Zimmerman, Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs. She criticizes blockbuster exhibitions and the changes in the role of a museum curator. She reminisces about building the collection at the Art Institute of Chicago and the art education program she ran there, and recalls Stuart Davis, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Gyorgy Kepes, and Ivan Albright.
Kuh remembers Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Marcel Duchamp, as well as the collectors Walter Paepcke and Walter and Louise Arensberg (whose collection she surveyed in their home for an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago).
Kuh focuses on her memories of Mark Rothko, recalling when they met, their friendship, his manner of working, his feelings about his work, and his worries towards the end of his life. She talks about Clyfford Still, Barnett Newman, and Mark Tobey. Some parts of this tape repeat what she said earlier.
Kuh continues discussing Rothko, particularly his Houston chapel murals and the retrospective exhibition at MOMA in 1961. She remembers visiting Rothko's studio and describes his working methods. She relates Rothko's views on other artists, including Milton Avery, Clyfford Still, Turner, Robert Motherwell, and Adolf Gottlieb; parts repeat things said before. Kuh also discusses Rothko's wife and daughter.
Kuh recounts building the collection at the Art Institute of Chicago and speaks of the museum staff, trustees, and donors. She remembers Alfred Barr at MOMA.
Kuh continues speaking about the Art Institute of Chicago, describing the circumstances of her resignation and subsequent move to New York. She talks of knowing Peggy Guggenheim, Max Ernst, and Fernand Leger.
Kuh describes her work as a consultant to college museums and her writings. She discusses the field of art criticism and her career as art editor at Saturday Review. She recalls Clyfford Still's retrospective exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and his death.
Kuh describes her work as a collector for the First National Bank of Chicago.
Kuh recounts more about her work at Saturday Review and her resignation. She goes into great detail about her travels in Alaska and British Columbia surveying Northwest Indian art for a government report. She speaks again about the McCarthy era.
Kuh speaks again about the Katharine Kuh Gallery and the artists she exhibited there, including Josef Albers (and his Black Mountain College), Alexander Archipenko, Stuart Davis, Paul Klee, Alexander Calder, and Man Ray.
Kuh continues her discussion of artists she exhibited at the Katharine Kuh Gallery, including Mark Tobey, Paul Klee, and Isamu Noguchi.
Kuh continues talking about artists she exhibited at the Katharine Kuh Gallery, including David Smith, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Eliot Porter, Rufino Tamayo, and Jack Tworkov.
Biographical / Historical:
Katharine Kuh (1904-1994) was an art consultant, curator, and critic from Chicago and New York City.
General:
Originally recorded on 16 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 31 digital wav files. Duration is 21 hrs., 52 min.
Provenance:
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and his Times oral history project, with funding provided by the Mark Rothko Foundation.
Others interviewed on the project (by various interviewers) include: Sonia Allen, Sally Avery, Ben-Zion, Bernard Braddon, Ernest Briggs, Rhys Caparn, Elaine de Kooning, Herbert Ferber, Esther Gottlieb, Juliette Hays, Sidney Janis, Buffie Johnson, Jacob Kainen, Louis Kaufman, Jack Kufeld, Stanley Kunitz, Joseph Liss, Dorothy Miller, Betty Parsons, Wallace Putnam, Rebecca Reis, Maurice Roth, Sidney Schectman, Aaron Siskind, Joseph Solman, Hedda Sterne, Jack Tworkov, Esteban Vicente and Ed Weinstein. Each has been cataloged separately.
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Art critics -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
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Art museum curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art museum curators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
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Abstract expressionism  Search this
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Identifier:
AAA.kuh82
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Archives of American Art
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Sanford Vernier Chronoscope, Model I

Used at:
Skidmore College  Search this
Maker:
C. H. Stoelting Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
felt (overall material)
Measurements:
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Object Name:
Apparatus, Drop
ergograph
chronoscope
Other Terms:
Apparatus, Drop; Diagnostic Medicine
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Credit Line:
Pyschology Department of Skidmore College
ID Number:
MG.311423.03
Catalog number:
311423.03
Accession number:
311423
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National Museum of American History
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Sanford Vernier Chronoscope, Model II

Used at:
Skidmore College  Search this
Maker:
C. H. Stoelting Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
string (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7.6 cm x 19.2 cm x 13.3 cm; 3 in x 7 9/16 in x 5 1/4 in
Object Name:
Apparatus, Testing, Psychological
chronoscope
Other Terms:
Apparatus, Testing, Psychological; Diagnostic Medicine
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Credit Line:
Pyschology Department of Skidmore College
ID Number:
MG.311423.04
Catalog number:
311423.04
Accession number:
311423
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Betty White's shoulder bag is a time capsule of World War II

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Published Date:
Wed, 11 Jan 2023 16:31:17 +0000
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