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Curatorial Records, 1933-2017

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts  Search this
Subject:
Fesperman, John T  Search this
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Sturm, Gary  Search this
Wedderburn, Alexander J  Search this
Ostroff, Eugene  Search this
Griffith, Fuller  Search this
Olmsted, Arthur J  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Delaney, Michelle Anne  Search this
Grassick, Mary K  Search this
Perich, Shannon Thomas  Search this
Haberstich, David  Search this
Hasse, John Edward 1948-  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural History  Search this
Physical description:
11 cu. ft. processed holdings
23.08 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Brochures
Clippings
Floor plans
Phonograph records
Video recordings
Electronic records
Digital images
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic mail
Date:
1933
1933-2017
Topic:
Musical instruments  Search this
Music--History  Search this
Budget  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Committees  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00540
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Curatorial Records 1933-2017 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220023

Records

Topic:
Tower Concert (Concert series)
Flentrop in America
Organs in Mexico
Extent:
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Newsletters
Posters
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1954-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments, staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries from private collectors, musicians, universities, and instrument manufacturers; minutes of meetings; floor plans for the Hall of Musical Instruments; recital announcements; audiotapes of Fesperman's organ performances; contracts with publishing companies; Fesperman's research material for the publications Flentrop in America and Organs in Mexico; exhibition proposals, scripts, loan agreements, and brochures from Contemporary Musical Instrument Makers; funding information, progress reports, photographs, and program booklets from Music at the Smithsonian, as well as the Tower Concert series; audiotapes and cassette recordings of concert performances, interviews with musicians, and music used for exhibitions; administrative records; photographs and slides of American and European chamber organs; correspondence between Fesperman and organ builder F. A. Flentrop; and staff research notes.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Music -- History  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Newsletters
Floor plans
Posters
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 485
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0485

NASM Files, circa 1976-2008

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Hinners, Noel W  Search this
Boyne, Walter J. 1929-  Search this
Lopez, Donald S. 1923-2008  Search this
Tyler, James C. 1935-  Search this
Harwit, Martin 1931-  Search this
Engen, Donald Davenport 1924-1999  Search this
Dailey, John R  Search this
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center  Search this
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Books
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Artifacts
Date:
1976
1976-2008
circa 1976-2008
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 22-129
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 4/15/2011 memorandum, Wright to Frank; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
NASM Files 1948-2009 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404780

Frank Duveneck and Elizabeth Boott Duveneck papers, 1851-1972, bulk 1851-1919

Creator:
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919  Search this
Duveneck, Elizabeth Boott, Mrs.,, 1846-1888  Search this
Subject:
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Duveneck, Josephine W. (Josephine Whitney)  Search this
Wessel, Bessie Hoover  Search this
Duveneck, Elizabeth Boott  Search this
Couper, William  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Frank Duveneck and Elizabeth Boott Duveneck papers, 1851-1972, bulk 1851-1919. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Munich school of painting -- Influence  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9348
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211544
AAA_collcode_duvefran
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211544
Online Media:

Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records, 1851-1991, bulk 1962-1991

Creator:
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Andrejevic, Milet  Search this
Brassaï  Search this
Bell, Leland  Search this
Bailey, William  Search this
Aponovich, James  Search this
Nadelman, Elie  Search this
Myers, Ethel  Search this
Schoelkopf, Robert J.  Search this
Storrs, John Henry Bradley  Search this
Stella, Joseph  Search this
Wiesenfeld, Paul  Search this
Freund, Gisèle  Search this
Horton, William S.  Search this
Ito, Miyoko  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston  Search this
Laderman, Gabriel  Search this
Ligare, David  Search this
Matthiasdottir, Louisa  Search this
Matulka, Jan  Search this
Cameron, Julia Margaret Pattle  Search this
Cartier-Bresson, Henri  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Dawson, Manierre  Search this
Driggs, Elsie  Search this
Erlebacher, Martha Mayer  Search this
Evans, Walker  Search this
Fiske, Gertrude  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Citation:
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records, 1851-1991, bulk 1962-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Realism  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10988
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214859
AAA_collcode_robeschg
Theme:
Photography
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214859
Online Media:

Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records

Creator:
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery  Search this
Names:
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Andrejevic, Milet, 1925-1989  Search this
Aponovich, James, 1948-  Search this
Bailey, William, 1930-2020  Search this
Bell, Leland  Search this
Brassaï, 1899-  Search this
Cameron, Julia Margaret Pattle, 1815-1879  Search this
Cartier-Bresson, Henri, 1908-  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Dawson, Manierre, 1887-1969  Search this
Driggs, Elsie, 1898-1992  Search this
Erlebacher, Martha Mayer  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Fiske, Gertrude, 1878-1961  Search this
Freund, Gisèle  Search this
Horton, William S., 1865-1936  Search this
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935  Search this
Laderman, Gabriel, 1929-  Search this
Ligare, David  Search this
Matthiasdottir, Louisa  Search this
Matulka, Jan, 1890-1972  Search this
Myers, Ethel  Search this
Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946  Search this
Schoelkopf, Robert J., 1927-1991  Search this
Stella, Joseph, 1877-1946  Search this
Storrs, John Henry Bradley, 1885-1956  Search this
Wiesenfeld, Paul  Search this
Extent:
29 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gallery records
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Date:
1851-1991
bulk 1962-1991
Summary:
The collection comprises 29 linear feet of records that document the day-to-day administration of the Robert Schoelkopf Gallery from 1962 to 1991, with additional items predating the founding of the gallery from 1851 to 1961. The collection records artist and client relations, exhibitions, and daily business transactions through artist files, correspondence, printed matter, and photographic material.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Robert Schoelkopf Gallery comprise 29 linear feet of material from 1851 to 1991, with some items predating the founding of the gallery. The bulk of the records date from 1962 to 1991, providing researchers with fairly comprehensive coverage of the gallery's development and operations from its inception in 1962 until its closure in 1991. Items dated prior to 1962 relate principally to the period of transition during which Robert Schoelkopf ended his partnership with the Zabriskie Gallery and established his own business. There are also some items relating to artists of the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

The collection consists primarily of artist files documenting relations with contemporary artists, representation of deceased artists, and other works of art handled by the gallery. It also chronicles the gallery's exhibition schedule and the day-to-day administration of the business. The types of material that can be found here include correspondence, exhibition inventories, price lists, accounting and consignment records, shipping and insurance records, printed material, and photographs.

The collection is a valuable source of information on twentieth-century American art history, focusing primarily on early-twentieth-century modernists as well as an important group of American realist painters and sculptors from the latter half of the century. The collection illuminates, in detail, the developing market for these schools and, in the case of the latter group, provides personal insights from artists on the realist perspective.

The records also document the Robert Schoelkopf Gallery's significant contribution to the resurgence of interest in fine art photography during the 1960s and 1970s as reflected in an increase in the value of works by important American photographers such as Walker Evans.

Much of the outgoing correspondence from the gallery consists of copies of letters written by Robert Schoelkopf, with additional business being handled by assistant staff and, from the mid-1970s, Schoelkopf's wife, Laura Jane Schoelkopf. The records offer insight into the personalities of the Schoelkopfs and how their congenial and candid management style influenced their relationships with the contemporary artists they represented.
Arrangement:
Originally the collection was organized as one large file arranged alphabetically by folder title, with titles ranging from names of artists to general subject headings such as "Correspondence." During processing it became clear that the gallery delineated operations into three main functions: artist relations, client-dealer relations, and exhibitions. Consequently the collection is arranged as three main series based on these areas of concern. A small group of miscellaneous photographs of artists constitutes an additional series at the end of the collection.

Originally paper records throughout the collection were generally arranged chronologically, although this order was not strictly adhered to. Frequently, correspondence and memoranda were attached to related records going back several years. To preserve the relationship between such documents, records stapled together in this way have been left together. They are arranged in reverse chronological order and filed in the folder corresponding to the primary date (i.e., the date of the first and most recent paper in the group). Researchers should be aware that date ranges provided on folders refer to the primary dates of documents contained therein and that some items in the folder may predate that range. Otherwise, the general chronological scheme has been retained throughout the collection, with undated material placed at the beginning of the appropriate file.

Printed material is arranged in chronological order, with undated material at the beginning of the folder, and may include press releases, exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, posters, clippings from newspapers, magazines, and journals, and other publicity material. Large amounts of printed material are broken down into several discrete folder units.

The most consistent labeling system for photographic material apparent throughout the collection was title of work of art. The majority of images are not dated with a printing date or the date that the work of art was produced, and although many of them have a processing number, these are by no means consistent and there are no master lists that can be used to interpret them. Consequently, images are arranged primarily by media type and then alphabetically by title. Untitled images are placed at the beginning of a media group; "the" in a title is ignored. Exceptions to this method are addressed in the appropriate series descriptions.

Files labeled "Photographs of Works of Art" will typically include any or all of the following: black-and-white copy prints, black-and-white transparencies, color transparencies, slide transparencies, Polaroid prints, color snapshots, contact sheets, and separation sheets. Often the same image will be duplicated in several different formats. Any notes on photographic material found in or on the original folder in which the material was filed have been preserved with the material or transcribed onto a sheet of acid-free paper that either encloses or is placed directly before the item to which the information applies.

The designation "General" indicates that a file may contain any or all of the types of material outlined above.

Missing Title

Series 1: Artist Files, 1851-1991, undated (Boxes 1-23; 23 linear ft.)

Series 2: General Business Files, 1960-1991, undated (Boxes 24-28; 4.74 linear ft.)

Series 3: Group Exhibition Files, 1960-1988, undated (Boxes 28-29; 1 linear ft.)

Series 4: Photographs of Artists, undated (Box 29; 0.25 linear ft.)
Historical Note:
Robert Schoelkopf, Jr., was born in Queens, New York, in 1927. He graduated from Yale College in 1951 with a bachelor of arts degree and then taught briefly at his alma mater while conducting graduate research in art history. Schoelkopf began his career in commercial art in 1957 as an independent dealer of American painting and sculpture and became a member of the Art Dealers Association of America in 1958. In 1959 he formed a partnership with Virginia Zabriskie, of the Zabriskie Gallery in New York, which lasted until 1962. The gallery exhibited late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century American painting, together with contemporary painting of a somewhat conservative style.

In 1962 Schoelkopf signed a three-year lease for the fourth floor of a building at 825 Madison Avenue in New York, where he opened the Robert Schoelkopf Gallery. From the outset, Schoelkopf aimed to specialize in American painting of the nineteenth and twentieth century and sculpture of all schools. He predicted a burgeoning market for the Hudson River School in particular, believing that American painting was increasingly perceived as being worthy of serious attention. In a letter dated January 3, 1963, Schoelkopf congratulated John Spencer for his decision to collect nineteenth-century American paintings for the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, assuring him that "progressive chauvanism [ sic] will operate to elevate prices in American painting. Every year more colleges teach Art History, and soon they shall have reached the level of sophistication and development where they will be obliged (for face) to offer tuition in specifically American art - hitherto neglected of academicians.... I and many other dealers have plans for exhibitions of nineteenth-century American painting, especially the Hudson River School."

Schoelkopf's instincts regarding the Hudson River School were undoubtedly correct, and consequently nineteenth-century American painters formed a permanent mainstay of his inventory. He is perhaps remembered more, however, for his dedication to reviving interest in lesser-known American painters from the turn-of-the-century who were impressionist or modernist in style. Schoelkopf developed something of a reputation for unearthing forgotten talent that, while sometimes mediocre or inconsistent, was occasionally exceptional and certainly worthy of note. He was committed to reinstalling Joseph Stella in the pantheon of major American artists, representing Stella's estate from 1963 to 1971 and holding regular exhibitions of the artist's work from 1962 on. In 1969 the gallery held the first New York exhibition of the paintings of Manierre Dawson, who was subsequently acclaimed by the critics for his important and innovative contributions to modernism. In 1970 Schoelkopf began showing the work of Jan Matulka, an artist whose work had been neglected since the 1930s, and his enthusiastic representation of the Matulka estate paved the way for a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1979.

Schoelkopf's interest in turn-of-the-century artists also extended to sculptors such as John Flannagan, Ethel Myers, Elie Nadelman, and John Henry Bradley Storrs, and he directed considerable energy to furthering Gaston Lachaise's reputation as an artist of major stature. When Lachaise died at the peak of his career in 1935, his estate was left to his wife, Isabel, and in 1957 to Isabel's son, Edward. When Edward died shortly thereafter, John B. Pierce, Jr., a nephew of Isabel Lachaise, was appointed trustee of the estate and formed the Lachaise Foundation. In 1962 Pierce entered an agreement with Robert Schoelkopf and Felix Landau to represent Lachaise's sculpture on the East and West Coasts, respectively. In this capacity Schoelkopf helped to launch a major retrospective of the artist's work at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1964 and a traveling exhibition that began circulating in 1967.

The gallery's other major commitment was to painting and sculpture by contemporary American realists, many of whom worked in a figurative style and explored elements of allegory and classical mythology in their work, presenting landscapes, still lifes, and portraits from a realist perspective. The bulk of the gallery's exhibitions were, in fact, of work by contemporary artists, including metaphysical still-life painter William Bailey, colorist Leland Bell, figurative painter Martha Mayer Erlebacher, landscape and narrative painter Gabriel Laderman, and Icelandic artist Louisa Matthiasdottir. William Bailey was one of the gallery's most commercially successful artists, and his first one-person exhibition in New York was held there in 1968. Demand for Bailey's paintings often far exceeded his output, and by the late 1970s Schoelkopf invariably sold out his exhibitions and had compiled a lengthy waiting list for his work.

In its early years the Robert Schoelkopf Gallery contributed considerably to the development of interest in fine art photography that fostered an increasingly lucrative market for photographic prints during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1965 Schoelkopf began incorporating photography into the gallery's exhibition schedule and, in the spring of 1974, opened a gallery dedicated to photography on the second floor at 825 Madison Avenue. Between 1965 and 1979 Schoelkopf's was the only serious New York gallery dealing in painting and sculpture that also regularly exhibited photography as fine art. His interests lay primarily in antiquarian photography and the work of nineteenth-century and twentieth-century masters including Eugéne Atget, Mathew Brady, James Robertson, and Carleton Watkins. Schoelkopf organized shows examining specific photographic processes, the photogravure and the cyanotype, and presented surveys of genres such as portrait and landscape photography. In 1967 he held the first exhibition in many years of the work of Julia Margaret Cameron, an important figure in the history of Victorian photography, timing it to coincide with a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that focused on Cameron as one of four Victorian photographers.

Schoelkopf also handled the work of several influential contemporaries, most notably Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, and Gisèle Freund. The gallery held Freund's first exhibition in the United States in 1975 and was, for a time, the only place in New York where one could see and purchase prints by Cartier-Bresson. Schoelkopf began exhibiting Evans's work in 1966 and regularly thereafter, including a 1971 exhibition that coincided with a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.

In the fall of 1976 the second-floor gallery space was turned over to Marcuse (Cusie) Pfeifer, then the gallery's director, who planned to use it to show the work of young photographers in a gallery under her own name. Schoelkopf continued to hold several photography exhibitions a year in the fourth-floor gallery but decided to concentrate primarily on nineteenth-century masters.

In March 1971 a fire in the building at Madison Avenue resulted in substantial water damage to the gallery space. Although very little of the inventory was destroyed, the incident forced Schoelkopf to close until September. This temporary loss of revenue compounded with a nationwide recession cut into Schoelkopf's financial resources and left him questioning his commission policy and his level of commitment to contemporary work in all media. A letter to artist Adolph Rosenblatt dated May 3, 1971, records how Schoelkopf had become increasingly disenchanted with "all contemporary work" and would begin taking 40 percent commission on sales, instead of 33.3 percent. "Beside the matter of enthusiasm is the matter of economics," Schoelkopf remarked, "and the last year and a half have been really dreadful for the art business."

This difficult period was followed immediately by more prosperous times. January 1973 proved to be the gallery's most successful month to date, encouraging Schoelkopf to purchase a house in Chappaqua, New York, later that year. In November 1974 Schoelkopf wrote to Anthony D'Offay that business "is as slow as it has ever been, but what sales we make are big ones" and revealed that auctions had, at that point, become his primary avenue for trade.

Around 1975 Schoelkopf's wife of eleven years, Laura Jane Schoelkopf, began working in the gallery. Although seemingly dubious of the work at first, she became a considerable asset to the business and reputedly complemented her husband's relationship with the gallery's contemporary artists through her warmth and hospitality, qualities often noted by artists who corresponded regularly with the couple.

The financial instability that characterized the 1970s undoubtedly influenced Schoelkopf's decision to cease exhibiting photography in 1979. By 1978 however, his investment in early-twentieth-century art appeared to be paying off. Jan Matulka, Joseph Stella, and John Henry Bradley Storrs had all been represented in exhibitions at major museums, and sales of their work had increased considerably. Gaston Lachaise's reputation continued to grow, and the traveling exhibition still circulated, garnering far more interest than had originally been anticipated.

Although contemporary artists continued to take up the largest portion of the gallery's changing exhibitions, Schoelkopf's interest in contemporary work was growing more conservative, tending toward a narrower focus on the narrative and allegorical. By 1979 he no longer exhibited contemporary sculpture, admitting to a lack of enthusiasm for the work of any of the current figurative sculptors and a dislike of all contemporary abstract work. In a letter to Lillian Delevoryas, dated March 17, 1982, he confessed, "With age has come a hardening of the aesthetic arteries perhaps. What we have been showing is realism, but getting tighter all the time."

In April 1984 the gallery was moved to 50 West Fifty-seventh Street, and, during the years that followed, the Schoelkopfs pared down the number of contemporary artists they represented, handling only those to whom they felt most strongly committed while continuing to specialize in nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century American painting and sculpture. As the gallery approached its thirtieth anniversary, Schoelkopf's achievements were considerable. He had operated a successful New York gallery for almost three decades, rejuvenated the reputations of several important American artists, and was respected by artists and clients alike for the integrity, intelligence, and humor with which he conducted his business affairs. In 1987 he had been appointed to the board of trustees of the Williamstown Regional Art Conservation Laboratory. By this time he was also a member of the advisory board to the National Academy of Design, and in 1988 he became a co-trustee of the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

In March 1990, Robert Schoelkopf was diagnosed with leukemia and underwent a regimen of cancer treatment that resulted in a brief remission by the summer. Schoelkopf returned to work temporarily, but by 1991 his condition had worsened and he died in April of that year. Having known for some time that her husband's prognosis was poor, Laura Jane Schoelkopf had apparently decided that she would not continue the gallery in the event of his death. With the help of the youngest of their two sons, Andrew, she settled final accounts and assisted the gallery's contemporary artists in finding representation elsewhere before closing the business in August 1991.
Provenance:
Twenty-seven linear feet of records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Laura Jane Schoelkopf, Robert Schoelkopf's widow, and the Coe Kerr Gallery in 1991 and 1992. An additional gift of 3.4 linear feet was donated by Laura Jane Schoelkopf in 1996. The collection was reduced slightly during processing.
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.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Realism  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Gallery records
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Citation:
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records, 1851-1991, bulk 1962-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.robeschg
See more items in:
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9773faf46-baaa-4d12-8e4f-cc58adc2787a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-robeschg
Online Media:

NASM Files, 1948-2009

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Lopez, Donald S. 1923-2008  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Harwit, Martin 1931-  Search this
Tyler, James C. 1935-  Search this
Boyne, Walter J. 1929-  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Engen, Donald Davenport 1924-1999  Search this
Johnston, S. Paul (Samuel Paul) 1899-  Search this
Dailey, John R  Search this
Hinners, Noel W  Search this
Hopkins, Philip S  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
37.65 cu.ft processed holdings
17.75 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Color photographs
Electronic records
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Microfiche
Artifacts
Floor plans
Floppy disks
Digital images
Architectural drawings
Videotapes
Books
Black-and-white transparencies
Date:
1948
1948-2009
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01227
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
NASM Files 1948-2009 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_250570

Program and Exhibition Files, 1976-2008

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of Communications  Search this
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center  Search this
Physical description:
29.08 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Manuscripts
Brochures
Drawings
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Serials (publications)
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Picture postcards
Electronic records
Compact discs
Artifacts
Date:
1976
1976-2008
Topic:
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Publicity  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00235
See more items in:
Program and Exhibition Files 1976-2008 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of Communications]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219740

Barnett-Aden Collection Exhibition records

Creator:
Barnett-Aden Gallery  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Barnett-Aden Collection  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Extent:
1.17 Linear feet (3 boxes; 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Exhibit scripts
Exhibition records
Black-and-white transparencies
Catalogs
Black-and-white photographs
Contact sheets
Date:
1974
Summary:
An exhibition on selected works from the Barnett-Aden Gallery, which closed in 1969. The show was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and exhibited there from January 20 through May 6, 1974. Afterwards, the show went on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art from January 10 to February 9, 1975. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Scope and Contents note:
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit script, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Exhibit scripts
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Black-and-white transparencies
Catalogs
Black-and-white photographs
Contact sheets
Citation:
Barnett-Aden Collection Exhibition Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-010
See more items in:
Barnett-Aden Collection Exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa74766566b-1ffd-477d-8966-594e944285b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-010
Online Media:

Transparencies

Series Creator:
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1922-1994, undated
General note:
Materials primarily consist of transparencies that were cut to be slides but never mounted. Most are in color, but a small number of black and white transparencies are included. Materials are arranged first by client, in alphabetical order by last name, and then in alphabetical order by subject. At the end of the clients, there are materials that are unidentified.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Series Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0618.S06, Subseries 6.1
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Series 6: Color Transparencies, Slides, and Other Formats
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80273b22b-3038-47a2-a255-6e300bf2f5b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s06-ref15

Slides

Series Creator:
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1990, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Materials primarily include color transparencies that were cut and mounted as slides. There is a small number of cut but unmounted color transparencies, and a few of the slides are black and white transparencies and color negatives. Materials are arranged by clients, in alphabetical order by last name, and followed by subjects, in alphabetical order. The subjects represented are largely events, places from throughout the United States of America (USA) with a high concentration in Washington, DC, and the world.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Series Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0618.S06, Subseries 6.2
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Series 6: Color Transparencies, Slides, and Other Formats
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cbf78a95-04fa-4481-909b-c6aed0836c5d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s06-ref710

Curatorial Records, 1955, 1961, 1964-1969, 1975-2013, 2015, 2018

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Department  Search this
Subject:
Neal, Valerie  Search this
Enterprise (Space shuttle)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space History  Search this
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center  Search this
Space Telescope History Project (U.S.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space Science and Exploration  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Brochures
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Illustrations
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Date:
1964
1964-1969
1955, 1961, 1964-1969, 1975-2013, 2015, 2018
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
National Air and Space Museum Trophy  Search this
Special events  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 22-073
See more items in:
Subject Files 1955,1960-2015, 2018 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404739

Photographic History Collection: Harold Edgerton

Maker:
Edgerton, Harold  Search this
Object Name:
Harold Edgerton Collection
ID Number:
COLL.PHOTOS.000055
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-9e34-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1343988

Event Records, 1996-2016

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) National Air and Space Society  Search this
Physical description:
4.75 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Compact discs
Digital images
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Color negatives
Electronic records
Video recordings
Drawings
Digital versatile discs
Date:
1996
1996-2016
Topic:
Astronautical museums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Museums--Membership  Search this
Special events  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01355
See more items in:
Event Records 1996-2016 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) National Air and Space Society]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_271789

Exhibition Records, 1927, 1953-1991

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Battison, Edwin A  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Ferguson, Eugene S  Search this
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Roebling, John Augustus 1806-1869  Search this
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Hall of Heavy Machinery  Search this
Physical description:
6.81 cu. ft. processed holdings
13.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Sketches
Exhibition catalogs
Clippings
Newsletters
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Date:
1927
1927-1991
1927, 1953-1991
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Engineering--History  Search this
Industries--History  Search this
Civil engineering  Search this
Mechanical engineering  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00381
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1927, 1953-1991 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219690

Curatorial Records, 1952-1989

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Battison, Edwin A  Search this
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Mayr, Otto  Search this
Post, Robert C  Search this
Noble, David F (David Franklin) 1935-  Search this
Stine, Jeffrey K  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. processed holdings
1.5 cu. ft. unprocesed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Date:
1952
1952-1989
Topic:
Engineering--History  Search this
Industries--History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Textile factories  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00537
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1952-1989 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219694

Subject Files, 1955,1960-2015, 2018

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division  Search this
Physical description:
34 cu. ft. processed holdings
31.66 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Digital versatile discs
Clippings
Brochures
Newsletters
Color transparencies
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Floor plans
Illustrations
Videotapes
Serials (publications)
Date:
1955
1955-2018
1955,1960-2015, 2018
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00703
See more items in:
Subject Files 1955,1960-2015, 2018 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219829

Curatorial Records, 1893, 1915, 1945-2020

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural and Community Life  Search this
Subject:
Ahlborn, Richard E  Search this
Shayt, David H  Search this
Adrosko, Rita J  Search this
Cooper, Grace Rogers  Search this
Dirks, Katherine  Search this
Kidwell, Claudia Brush  Search this
Murray, Anne Wood  Search this
Hughes, Ellen Roney  Search this
Yeingst, William  Search this
Davis, Nancy E  Search this
Shaw, Madelyn  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Social and Cultural History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Community Life  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Social History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Textiles  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Ethnic and Western Cultural History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Home and Community Life  Search this
Physical description:
14.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Drawings
Books
Clippings
Electronic records
Compact discs
Color transparencies
Newsletters
Exhibition catalogs
Black-and-white transparencies
Floppy disks
Electronic mail
Date:
1893
1893-2020
1893, 1915, 1945-2020
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Research  Search this
Costume--History  Search this
Committees  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Dissertations, Academic  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00468
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1893, 1915, 1945-2020 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural and Community Life]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220033

Departmental Records, 1909-2020

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Physical description:
57.93 cu. ft. processed holdings
92.29 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Oversize materials unprocessed holdings
Type:
Videotapes
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Clippings
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Books
Brochures
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Electronic records
Electronic mail
Date:
1909
1909-2020
Topic:
Museum archives  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Art archives  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00814
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Departmental Records 1909-2020 [Archives of American Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225685

Program Files, 1964-1997, 2001-2012

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division  Search this
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
3.75 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Serials (publications)
Black-and-white transparencies
Maps
Color photographs
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Date:
1964
1964-2012
1964-1997, 2001-2012
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00694
See more items in:
Program Files 1964-1997, 2001-2012 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219820

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