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This 11,000-Year-Old Piece of Wood is More Than it Seems

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Wonder Artist Talk with Patrick Dougherty

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Art, American  Search this
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Oral history interview with I.J. (Isaac J.) Sanger, 1981 November 17

Interviewee:
Sanger, I. J., 1899-1986  Search this
Sanger, I. J., 1899-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Pennington, Estill Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley)  Search this
Heckman, Albert  Search this
Pins, Jacob  Search this
Von Groschwitz, Gustave  Search this
American Institute of Graphic Arts  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
University of Virginia  Search this
YMCA of the USA  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- Maryland -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Printmakers -- Maryland -- Interviews  Search this
Prints  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12998
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213059
AAA_collcode_sanger81
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Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with I.J. (Isaac J.) Sanger

Interviewee:
Sanger, I. J. (Isaac J), 1899-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Pennington, Estill Curtis  Search this
Names:
American Institute of Graphic Arts  Search this
Columbia University -- Students  Search this
University of Virginia -- Students  Search this
YMCA of the USA  Search this
Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley), 1857-1922  Search this
Heckman, Albert  Search this
Pins, Jacob, 1917-  Search this
Von Groschwitz, Gustave, 1906-1991  Search this
Extent:
16 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 November 17
Scope and Contents:
Interview of I.J. (Isaac) Sanger, conducted 1981 November 17, by Estill Curtis "Buck" Pennington, for the Archives of American Art, in New York, N.Y.
Sanger speaks of his first encounters with art as a child growing up in rural Virginia, and of his first industrial art classes, taken at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville while he was still attending high school in Free Union. After graduating, he received what he describes as his first real training in art while working for the carpentry shop at Columbia University in New York in the early 1920s. While attending Columbia, he found work as a furniture designer for the YMCA [Young Men's Christian Association]. Sanger also worked for his professor Albert Heckman, doing linoleum cuts for "Aesop's Fables," which Heckman was illustrating. He explains that it was Heckman who encouraged him to continue practicing print making. Until then, he had been working in oil and water color while studying "Art Structure" with Arthur Dow.
When the Depression hit in 1929, Sanger lost his position with the YMCA and worked odd jobs until Albert Heckman introduced him to Gustave von Groschwitz, who brought him on to the WPA. During the 1930s, he received widespread recognition for his work; his prints were selected by the American Institute of Graphic Arts for their "50 Prints of the Year" show in 1928 and 1929. Following his work with the WPA, Sanger served the army in World War II at Camp Kearns in Utah. He explains how he continued expanding his portfolio throughout the War, and once it was over, spent 25 years as a commercial artist. He relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1951 and became a member of the Washington Print Society while Prentiss Taylor was secretary. In D.C., he was a graphic designer for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, but kept up his own private work, which Jacob Pins featured at the Smithsonian Castle. After formally retiring in 1966, Sanger decided to dedicate his time to travel, but adds that he still makes print making, painting, and furniture design a priority.
Biographical / Historical:
I. J. Sanger (1899-1986) was a painter and printmaker of Marlow Heights, Md.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 6 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 others.
Occupation:
Furniture designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- Maryland -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Printmakers -- Maryland -- Interviews  Search this
Prints  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sanger81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Introducing the Tech-Teach Program

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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Music  Search this
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Festival Recordings: El Bordo Stage: Border Stories: Mural Art & Community: Border Imagery in Arts & Crafts

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Borderlands Program 1993 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Performer:
Strong, Arturo Carrillo, 1930-  Search this
López, Ofelia Santos  Search this
Bernholz, Richard M., 1954-  Search this
Herrera, Alonso Encina  Search this
Frías, Romulo  Search this
Castillo, Agustin, 1950-  Search this
Callejo, Carlos, 1951-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Mexicans  Search this
Mixtec Indians  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Texas
Arizona
Mexico
Tucson (Ariz.)
Presidio (Tex.)
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Durango
Ciudad Juar̀ez (Durango, Mexico)
El Paso (Tex.)
Date:
1993 July 1
1993
Track Information:
101 Border Stories / Arturo Carrillo Strong, Ofelia Santos López, Richard M. Bernholz.

102 Mural Art and Community / Alonso Encina Herrera, Romulo Frías.

103 Border Imagery in Arts and Crafts / Agustin Castillo, Carlos Callejo.
Local Numbers:
FP-1993-CT-0083
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
United States 1993
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 1, 1993.
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Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Border patrols  Search this
Law enforcement  Search this
Smuggling  Search this
Borderlands  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Lowriders  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1993 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1993, Item FP-1993-CT-0083
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1993 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: U.S.-Mexico Borderlands / 5.3: Audio
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Working Americans

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The Working Americans program explored and celebrated work-related traditions, looking at Americans not as people from a certain area of the country or from a particular culture, but in terms of how they made their living and what they needed to know to do their jobs. Each occupation has its own traditions and its own body of skills. In the Working Americans section, Festival-goers could meet and talk with members of many unions and organizations while they demonstrated the particular know-how essential to their varied tasks and while they shared, in the workshop areas, the particular tales and jokes that grow out of the nature of the work they do.

The Folklife of Transportation Workers Project celebrated the lore, lifestyles, and occupational skills of the American workers who operate, maintain, and regulate the nation's transport system. The airline pilot's complex take-off procedure, the flight attendant's responsibility for safety in the cabin, the railroader's ability to calculate and make complicated box-car switches could be found here; as well as bus and taxi drivers' tales of ways to handle over-demanding passengers, truck driving songs, and seafarers' yarns. Transportation workers keep the nation's economic lifeblood moving. They also harbor a rich lore, replete with heroes, tall tales, and songs, that was demonstrated within this program.

June 16-27, Workers Who Extract and Shape. Presentations included glass bottle blowing, glass engraving and horseshoe making.

July 1-11, Workers Who Build. This program celebrated the skills and folklore of the building and construction trades. Participants demonstrated building crafts such as carpentry, tile and terrazzo skills, and even the casting of plaster masks of visitors' faces.

July 14-25, Workers Who Clothe Us. Participants celebrated the skills and folklore of workers in the garment trades, with demonstrations of clothes design, bonnaz (machine embroidery), leather work, and industrial loom work.

July 28-August 8, Workers in Communications, Arts & Recreation. This theme celebrated the skills and folklore of the print and broadcast media, telephone communications, and performing arts. Members of the Graphic Arts International Union demonstrated newspaper printing, four-color printing, and book binding. Members of the United Paperworkers International Union demonstrated papermaking, and members of various performing arts groups gave workshops.

August 11-22, Workers in Professional & Technical Skills, Transportation. Presentations celebrated the skills and folklore of professionals who work in health and medical fields, the tobacco industry, and the print and copying industry. Demonstrations included hospital workers demonstrating operating room techniques, cigar rolling, pharmacists making compounds, and body repairmen working on cars. The Transportation area presented the occupational culture of the men and women who work in the various modes of transportation, including the railroads, metropolitan and long-distance buses, taxicabs, trucks, ships, and stations of the Coast Guard. In the Transportation area, the skills of railroad men, airline pilots, truck drivers and seamen were featured.

August 25-September 6, Workers Who Feed Us, Transportation. Participants celebrates the skills and folklore of people involved with various aspects of production, preparation, and distribution of food. Hotel and restaurant workers demonstrated decorative ice carving, specialty table settings, wine stewarding, and cold food decoration. The Transportation area presented the occupational culture of those who work in the various modes of transportation, including skills demonstrations by airline, railroad and metropolitan transit workers, as well as by Coast Guardsmen who showed ornamental rope work and knot tying.

Shirley Askew served as Program Coordinator, with Robert McCarl as Folklorist, Robert Porter as Field Research & Presentation Specialist, and Susan Donahue as Assistant Program Coordinator. Peter Seitel was Project Coordinator for the Transportation program, assisted by Jack Santino.

Sponsors included the AFL-CIO and its Affiliates, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Transportation.
Transportation fieldworkers:
John Drake, Elaine Eff, Jan Faul, Archie Green, Alice Lacy, Worth Long, Luis Kemnitzer
Presenters:
Benny Ambush, Karen Byrne, Debbie Dixon, Steve Hagberg, Marta Schley, Barbara Schwartz
Participants:
Workers Who Extract and Shape Products

Members of the following unions:

United Cement, Lime & Gypsum Workers International Union

Thomas F. Miechur, President

Glass Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada

Harry A. Tulley, President

American Flint Glass Workers Union

George M. Parker, President

International Union of Journeymen Horseshoers of the United States and Canada

Duke Bonde, Jr., President

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

Floyd E. Smith, President

Molders and Allied Workers Union

Anton J. Trizna, President

American Federation of Musicians

Hal C. Davis, President

The Music Performance Trust Funds

Kenneth E. Raine, Trustee

Saul Broudy

Andy Cohen

Larry Hanks

Fred Holstein

John Kolstad

Lew London

Faith Petrick

Utah Phillips

Mark Ross

Jane Voss

Bodie Wagner

Pop Wagner

Workers Who Build

Members of the following unions:

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen

Thomas F. Murphy, President

United Brick and Clay Workers of America

Roy L. Brown, President

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

William Sidell, President

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Charles H. Pillard, President

International Union of Operating Engineers

J.C. Turner, President

International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers

John H. Lyons, President

Laborers' International Union of North America

Angelo Fosco, President

International Union of Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers

Kenneth M. Edwards, President

Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association of the United States and Canada

Joseph T. Power, President

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada

Martin J. Ward, President

Sheet Metal Workers International Union

Edward J. Carlough, President

Workers Who Clothe Us

Members of the following unions:

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union

Murray H. Finley, President

International Ladies' Garment Workers Union

Sol C. Chaikin, President

International Leather Goods, Plastics and Novelty Workers Union

Ben Feldman, President

Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Furriers Division

Joseph Belsky, President

Workers in Communications, Arts and Recreation

Members of the following unions:

Actors' Equity Association

Theodore Bikel, President

Communications Workers of America

Glenn E. Watts, President

Graphic Arts International Union

Kenneth J. Brown, President

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Kenneth Harvey, President

National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians

Edward M. Lynch, President

International Association of Fire Fighters

William H. McClennan, President

American Guild of Musical Artists

Cornell MacNeil, President

American Guild of Variety Artists

Penny Singleton, Executive-President

Hebrew Actors' Union

Herman Yablokoff, President

Workers in Professional and Technical Skills and Services

Members of the following unions and organizations:

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union

Murray H. Finley, President

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Jerry A. Johnson, Ph.D., President

James J. Garibaldi, Executive Director

Ronald Stone, OTR; President

Virginia Occupational Therapy Association

Silbyl Levine, OTR; President

District of Columbia Occupational Therapy Association

Panelpha Kyler, OTR; President

Maryland Occupational Therapy Association

Retail Clerks International Association

James T. Housewright, President

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union

Alvin E. Heaps, President

Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO

George Hardy, President

Amalgamated Transit Union, AFL-CIO, Locals 689, 1551, 1138, 1098

William Deal

Robert Fearington

Ken Grow

William Downey

John Geib

John Palardy

Ron Reier

John Adams

Robert Adams

James Gibson

L. Ray Gossard

Lee Ice

Monte W. Monteith

Bernard O'Mahoney

New York Taxi Drivers Union, AFL-CIO, Local 3036

Mike Rosenthal

Hy Hershkowitz

Tom Caulfield

Ethel Peoples

Air Traffic Control Association

Arthur Pittius

Stewart A. Dawson

John Goon

Donald E. Jicka

L.I. Pearce

Paul Moore

Capt. Peter W. O'Neil

Thelma K. Swofford

Edward J. Gillet

James F. Arthur

Steward A. Dawson

Robert D. Rudich

Joe B. Shirley

Clarence T. Tolpo, Beaumont, Texas

Lt. Charlotte Wood

Flight Engineers International Association

John Minor

I. (Hauk) Turner

Abe Sewalson

J.P. Trottier

International Association of Machinists, AFL-CIO, Local 1650

Bill Hampton

Kenneth Green

Lloyd Mann

Lloyd Crindlebaugh

F.E. Wood

Bill Hoppe

H.L. Norton

G.F. Roady

M.R. McCutchen

L.C. Leeds

Eddie Glaszczak, Platte City, Missouri

Bill Hoffman, Liberty, Missouri

B.J. Wilson

J.J. Kunrod

John McKim

Harry Powell

B.L. Yardley

N.C. Mosley

Gary Mason

S.M. Ballew

Tracy Bales

Wally Hayward

Dick Lincoln

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers

B.B. Thomas

B.M. Byrd

O.L. Williams

E.B. Dollar

G.L. Bridgeman

Charles McHuges

Ed Irby

Transport Workers Union, Maintenance, Local 514

R.N. Smythe

P.O. Young

H.V. Highberger

C.R. Burke

J.S. Lowe

B.L. Lamb

S.W. Hathcock

P.E. Corn

A.B. Williams

J. Shade

R.H. Stanley

W.D. Myers

A.D. Sorenson

J.L. Locut

W.C. Popejoy

R.J. Barker

B.M. Maris

S.H. Walden

Workers Who Feed Us

Members of the following unions and organizations:

Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America

Joseph Belsky, President

Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union of America

Daniel E. Conway, President

Hotel and Restaurant Employees' and Bartenders' International Union

Edward T. Hanley, General President

Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Association

Walter A. Martz, President

James E. Click, General Manager

The Omaha Livestock Exchange

Amalgamated Transit Union, AFL-CIO, Locals 689, 1551, 1138, 1098

William Deal

Robert Fearington

Ken Grow

William Downey

John Geib

John Palardy

Ron Reier

John Adams

Robert Adams

James Gibson

L. Ray Gossard

Lee Ice

Monte W. Monteith

Bernard O'Mahoney

Vince Hobday

Henry Hawkins

Air Traffic Control Association

Arthur Pittius

Stewart A. Dawson

John Goon

Donald E. Jicka

L.I. Pearce

Paul Moore

Capt. Peter W. O'Neil

Thelma K. Swofford

Edward J. Gillet

James F. Arthur

Steward A. Dawson

Robert D. Rudich

Joe B. Shirley

Clarence T. Tolpo, Beaumont, Texas

Lt. Charlotte Wood

Flight Engineers International Association

John Minor

I. (Hauk) Turner

Abe Sewalson

J.P. Trottier

International Association of Machinists, AFL-CIO, Local 1650

Bill Hampton

Kenneth Green

Lloyd Mann

Lloyd Crindlebaugh

F.E. Wood

Bill Hoppe

H.L. Norton

G.F. Roady

M.R. McCutchen

L.C. Leeds

Eddie Glaszczak, Platte City, Missouri

Bill Hoffman, Liberty, Missouri

B.J. Wilson

J.J. Kunrod

John McKim

Harry Powell

B.L. Yardley

N.C. Mosley

Gary Mason

S.M. Ballew

Tracy Bales

Wally Hayward

Dick Lincoln

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers

B.B. Thomas

B.M. Byrd

O.L. Williams

E.B. Dollar

G.L. Bridgeman

Charles Hughes

Ed Irby

Transport Workers Union, Maintenance, Local 514

R.N. Smythe

P.O. Young

H.V. Highberger

C.R. Burke

J.S. Lowe

B.L. Lamb

S.W. Hathcock

P.E. Corn

A.B. Williams

J. Shade

R.H. Stanley

W.D. Myers

A.D. Sorenson

J.L. Locut

W.C. Popejoy

R.J. Barker

B.M. Maris

S.H. Walden

R.C. Sagar

M.D. Harrell

B.L. Ewing

J.L. Guynn

T.R. Hopper

C.E. Quinn

K.L. Anderson

Truckers

Jim Ringer

Ray Bieri

Jack Hamilton

George Gordon

Edgar Graves

James Marshall

Artie Marshall

William Peoples, III

Margaret Brooks

Bernice McDonald

Doris Miller

Ed Miller

Lee Voorhies

Richard Voorhies

Timmy Voorhies

Dale Setzer

Harry Bavdakian

Sea Chanteys

Louis Killen

Gerret Warner

Jeff Warner

John Benson

Jeff Davis

John Roberts

Maintenance of Way

Simon Shaw

Al Marshall

Bob Dudley

Roy Johnson

Clifton Anderson

Robert Dudley

Henry Hawkins

Brotherhood of Railway Carmen, Locals 1395, 43, 468, 364, 175

C. Lightfoot

G. Butcher

S. Miedzienowski

W. Palmer

J. Palumbo

M. Walston

P. Lawson

W. Hardin

C. Green

S. Siadys

F. Burke

H. Lewin

Coast Guard

BMC C.D. Haywood

QM1 G.H. Hornbeck

BMC D.B. McMichael

ASM T.A. Hallmark

BM1 L.L. Proud

QM2 J.W. White

MK2 B.G. Borato

MK1 S.J. Halloran

Allied Pilots Association

Capt. Jenks

Jim Foringer

Capt. N. Schweitzer

W.J. Rogers

Capt. (Hap) Hazard

Al Voras

Transportation Workers Union Flight Attendants, Local 552

Karen Hill

Marti O'Rourke

Dee Dee Dougherty

Tootie Higgs

Judy Marek

Ed Gold

Ed Pagan

Linda Welker

Gussie Utting

Roy Brayton

Carol Peisinger

Fran Bollero

Carolyn Green

Mary Jo Kerr

Janet Piersan

United Transportation Union
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1976 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1976, Series 9
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Stone Adz

Collector:
A. W. Phelps  Search this
Donor Name:
Capt. M A C Allen W. Phelps  Search this
Culture:
Chamoru (CHamoru, Chamorro)  Search this
Object Type:
Adze
Place:
Micronesia
Accession Date:
14 Nov 1944
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
168818
USNM Number:
A387648-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f8c74ee6-b147-4bfa-ab55-906b45acd58f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8132921

Massachusetts Fieldwork: French-Canadian Carpentry

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Massachusetts Program 1988 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Gitelman, Heidi (field worker)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
French-Canadians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Massachusetts
Canada
Date:
1987 August 23
Local Numbers:
FP-1988-CT-0054
General:
ERIC AND MARIE MAILLET DISCUSS THEIR CANADIAN HOME AND MIGRATION TO GARDNER, DOLLHOUSE MAKING, GARDENING, SPEAKING FRENCH AT HOME, STITCHER FACTORY WORK, QUILTING, THEIR CHURCH.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Massachusetts, United States, August 23, 1987.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Carpentry  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1988, Item FP-1988-CT-0054
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Ingenuity and Tradition: The Common Wealth of Massachusetts / 4.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
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Metropolitan Washington Fieldwork: Salvadorans in Washington: Felix Villalobos and Angel Villalobos Interview

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Metropolitan Washington Program 1988 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Cadaval, Olivia, 1943- (field worker)  Search this
Quintanilla, Horacio, 1952- (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Villalobos, Felix  Search this
Villalobos, Juan Angel  Search this
Performer:
Villalobos, Felix  Search this
Villalobos, Juan Angel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
El Salvador
Date:
1988 February 12
Contents:
INTERVIEW WITH FELIX VILLALOBOS AND ANGEL VILLALOBOS. TOPOGRAPHER AND BRICK MASON RESPECTIVELY. INTERVIEWED AT CONSTRUCTION SITE. SEE CADAVAL FW LOGS
Local Numbers:
FP-1988-CT-0805
General:
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA;EL SALVADOR;TOPOGRAPHY;GEOGRAPHY;MASONRY;ORAL HISTORY
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, February 12, 1988.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Masonry  Search this
Carpentry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1988, Item FP-1988-CT-0805
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Migration to Metropolitan Washington: Making a New Place Home / Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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The People of India, Volume One

Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Collection Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
Culture:
Hindus  Search this
Christians  Search this
Rajput (Indic people)  Search this
Buddhists  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.03 1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Indigenous peoples -- South Asia  Search this
Ethnography -- South Asia  Search this
Collection Citation:
The People of India, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase
Identifier:
FSA.A1990.03, Series FSA A1990.03 1
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The People of India A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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The People of India, Volume Two

Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Collection Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
Culture:
Hindus  Search this
Rajput (Indic people)  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.03 2
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Indigenous peoples -- South Asia  Search this
Ethnography -- South Asia  Search this
Collection Citation:
The People of India, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase
Identifier:
FSA.A1990.03, Series FSA A1990.03 2
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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The People of India, Volume Five

Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Collection Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
Culture:
Hindus  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Sikhs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.03 5
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Indigenous peoples -- South Asia  Search this
Ethnography -- South Asia  Search this
Collection Citation:
The People of India, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase
Identifier:
FSA.A1990.03, Series FSA A1990.03 5
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The People of India A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Migration to Washington; Making the White House Work

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. White House Program 1992 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Spinks, Vondale (recorder)  Search this
McCauley, John (recorder)  Search this
Barnett, Armstead, 1912-2003  Search this
Allen, Eugene, 1919-2010  Search this
Ficklin, Samuel, 1923-2000  Search this
Arrington, Bonner, 1922-2014  Search this
Arrington, Howard, 1927-2007  Search this
Parks, Lillian Rogers  Search this
Names:
United States. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Massachusetts
Medford (Mass.)
Maryland
Edgewater (Md.)
South Carolina
Date:
1992 June 25
Track Information:
101 Migration to Washington / Armstead Barnett, Eugene Allen, Samuel Ficklin.

102 Making the White House Work / Bonner Arrington, Howard Arrington, Lillian Rogers Parks.
Local Numbers:
FP-1992-CT-0242
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 25, 1992.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
occupational folklore  Search this
Plumbing  Search this
Carpentry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1992, Item FP-1992-CT-0242
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Workers at the White House / 5.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Foodways at the White House; Maintaining the White House-Carpenters, Plumbers, etc

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. White House Program 1992 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Miller, Mark K., 1953- (recorder)  Search this
Kamalidiin, Sais (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Haller, Henry  Search this
Arrington, Bonner, 1922-2014  Search this
Arrington, Howard, 1927-2007  Search this
Simmons, Lewis M., 1932-  Search this
Names:
United States. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Maryland
Potomac (Md.)
South Carolina
Virginia
Date:
1992 June 26
Track Information:
101 Foodways at the White House- A Demonstration / Henry Haller.

102 Maintaining the White House- Carpenters, Plumbers etc / Bonner Arrington, Howard Arrington, Lewis M. Simmons.
Local Numbers:
FP-1992-CT-0248
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 26, 1992.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
occupational folklore  Search this
Cooks  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Dinners and dining  Search this
Plumbing  Search this
Carpentry  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1992, Item FP-1992-CT-0248
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Workers at the White House / 5.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
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Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Restoring the White House; Generation to Generation

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. White House Program 1992 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Bell, Douglas (recorder)  Search this
Spinks, Vondale (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Plunkett, Patrick, 1947-  Search this
Uhl, Phillip, 1963-  Search this
Callahan, Sean, 1965-  Search this
Arrington, Bonner, 1922-2014  Search this
Arrington, Howard, 1927-2007  Search this
Simmons, Lewis M., 1932-  Search this
Names:
United States. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Maryland
South Carolina
Date:
1992 June 28
Track Information:
101 Restoring the White House: Stone Cutters and Carvers / Patrick Plunkett, Phillip Uhl, Sean Callahan.

102 Generations to Generation: Families in the White House / Bonner Arrington, Howard Arrington, Lewis M. Simmons.
Local Numbers:
FP-1992-CT-0254
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 28, 1992.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
occupational folklore  Search this
Stonecarving  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Carpentry  Search this
Plumbing  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1992, Item FP-1992-CT-0254
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Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Being a Butler: Part Timers; Maintaining the White House

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. White House Program 1992 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Mitchell, John N. (recorder)  Search this
Seeger, Andrea (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Williams, Norwood, 1928-2003  Search this
Harmon, Robert, 1920-1999  Search this
Stephenson, William, 1915-1999  Search this
Arrington, Howard, 1927-2007  Search this
Simmons, Lewis M., 1932-  Search this
Free, Russell, 1924-2000  Search this
Names:
United States. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Maryland
South Carolina
Virginia
Date:
1992 June 29
Track Information:
101 Being a Butler- Part Timers / Norwood Williams, Robert Harmon, William Stephenson.

102 Maintaining the White House: All the Things You Do for a Family / Howard Arrington, Lewis M. Simmons, Russell Free.
Local Numbers:
FP-1992-CT-0262
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 29, 1992.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Occupation:
Engineers  Search this
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
occupational folklore  Search this
Butlers  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Plumbing  Search this
Carpentry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1992, Item FP-1992-CT-0262
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1992 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Workers at the White House / 5.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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How to Win Friends and Influence Guests. [Print advertising.] [Hotel industry publications.]

Advertiser:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Donor:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Leyendecker, J. C., 1874-1951  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935  Search this
Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (b&w, 31.5 x 21.5 cm.)
Container:
Box 9, Folder 25 (1939 Trade)
Type:
Archival materials
Print advertising
Date:
1939
Scope and Contents:
Illustration: cartoon of Ivory Soap character, hammering a nail to hang a "There's No Place Like Home" sign.
Local Numbers:
Ivorydata4 8

0207910661 (Scan No.)
Publication:
Published Sept.-Oct. 1939
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Reproduction restrictions due to copyright.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Carpentry  Search this
Hotels  Search this
Soap  Search this
Genre/Form:
Print advertising
Collection Citation:
Ivory Soap Collection, 1883-1998, undated; Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Procter & Gamble.
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection
Ivory Soap Advertising Collection / Series 1: Ivory Soap Products Advertisements / Advertisements
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Armstrong Manual Training School yearbook

Names:
Public Schools of the District of Columbia  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Camuzzi, M.  Search this
Harris & Ewing  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956  Search this
Harris, Fred (photographer)  Search this
Extent:
59 Pages (7 1/2 x 12 inches.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Catalogues
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Date:
1902-1903
Biographical / Historical:
Armstrong Manual Training School, built in 1902, was authorized by congress as a vocational high school for African American youth in Washington, DC. The school was named for Samuel C. Armstrong (1839-1893), a white commander of an African American Civil War regiment and founder of Hampton Institute, now University. Designed by local architect Waddy B. Wood, the Renaissance Revival building provided carpentry, machine, foundry, and blacksmith workshops. In addition, the school taught chemistry and physics. Dr. Wilson Bruce Evans, the father of performing artist Lillian Evans Tibbs, served as founding principal. Duke Ellington, William "Billy"Eckstein, and John Malachi are among a host of Armstrong graduates who became prominent in their profession. In 1996 the school was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in the District of Columbia.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Catalogues
Collection Citation:
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-016, Item ACMA 06-016.2
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Evans-Tibbs Collection
Evans-Tibbs Collection / Series 1: Lillian Evans Tibbs papers / 1.1: Biographical Materials / Wilson Bruce Evans--Armstrong Manual Training School
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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George Sugarman papers

Creator:
Sugarman, George, 1912-1999  Search this
Names:
Honegger, Gottfried, 1917-  Search this
Jaffe, Shirley, 1923-  Search this
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Extent:
12.22 Linear feet
21.83 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Drawings
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Date:
1912-2001
Summary:
The papers of painter and sculptor George Sugarman measure 12.22 linear feet and 21.83 GB and date from 1912 to 2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1959 to 1999. The collection documents Sugarman's career as a sculptor primarily through correspondence, project files, exhibition files, writings, and photographs. The collection also includes address and appointment books, business and financial records, and printed material. A partially processed addition consisting of audio (3 sound cassettes) and video recordings (1 video reel, 1/2", 11 videocassettes, 7 U-matic and 4 VHS), and one Super 8 mm motion picture film, as well as digital copies of the film and video recordings, includes lectures by Sugarman, documentaries about Sugarman and his sculptures, and radio and television appearances by Sugarman.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter and sculptor George Sugarman measure 12.22 linear feet and 21.83 GB and date from 1912 to 2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1959 to 1999. The collection documents Sugarman's career as a sculptor primarily through correspondence, project files, exhibition files, writings, and photographs. The collection also includes address and appointment books, business and financial records, and printed material. A partially processed addition consisting of audio (3 sound cassettes) and video recordings (1 video reel, 1/2", 11 videocassettes, 7 U-matic and 4 VHS), and one Super 8 mm motion picture film, as well as digital copies of the film and video recordings, includes lectures by Sugarman, documentaries about Sugarman and his sculptures, and radio and television appearances by Sugarman.

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with family members, friends, artists, and scholars, reflecting Sugarman's diverse influences and interests. The project files and exhibition files illustrate Sugarman's prolific career as an artist and document Sugarman's numerous projects and exhibitions abroad, particularly in Japan.

The writings by Sugarman are noteworthy as they reveal the integral relationship between Sugarman's philosophical theories about art and his actual works of art. The business and financial records mainly document expenses incurred while working on various projects and exhibitions and while traveling. Maps, clippings, and brochures from Sugarman's many travels are included as well as exhibition catalogs and announcements for Sugarman and others. The collection also contains photographs of George Sugarman and his artwork, dating mostly from the 1970s.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series. Series are arranged by type of material; materials within series are arranged alphabetically by name or by type of material and then chronologically. Series 10 is unprocessed.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1912-2000, n.d. (Box 1; 9 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1959-2001, n.d. (Boxes 1-3, OV 8; 2.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Project Files, 1968-1997, n.d. (Boxes 3-4; 1 linear foot)

Series 4: : Exhibition Files, 1965-1993, n.d. (Boxes 4-5, OV 8; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Writings, 1951-1992, n.d. (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Address and Appointment Books, 1972-1997, n.d. (Boxes 5-6; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Business and Financial Records, 1962-1998, n.d. (Box 6; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1954-1999, n.d. (Boxes 6-7, OV 8; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, 1966-1981, n.d. (Box 7; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 10: Sound and Moving Image Material, 1972-1990 (Box 9, FC 10; 1.2 linear feet, ER01-ER13; 21.83 GB)
Biographical Note:
George Sugarman was a painter and sculptor who disliked labels because he believed they oversimplified the complexity of art, and Sugarman's artwork, like the artist himself, resists classification and oversimplification. Although he was influenced by Surrealist imagery, Cubist ideas of space, Baroque sculpture, and Abstract Expressionism, Sugarman's sculptures also display a musical quality, reflecting his interest in jazz music and improvisation. Sugarman was a pioneer in the use of color in sculpture and is probably best known for his large, polychrome aluminum sculptures.

Sugarman made the decision to become an artist relatively late in life. Born in New York on May 11, 1912, he studied at City College in New York and graduated with a B.A. in 1934. After serving in the United States Navy from 1941 until 1945, he attended evening classes at Museum of Modern Art. At the age of 39, George Sugarman traveled to Paris to study painting under the GI Bill of Rights. While in Paris, he decided to study sculpture with Ossip Zadkine and began creating wood carvings and terra-cotta sculptures. Over the next few years, Sugarman traveled to Italy and Spain, studying Baroque sculpture and architecture. He was particularly attracted to the work of Bernini and to Bernini's use of space.

Sugarman returned to New York in 1955 and began working with laminated wood. In order to support himself, he accepted a job teaching carpentry at a private school. He joined the Brata Gallery in 1957 and helped found the New Sculpture Group. A few years later, Sugarman received major recognition of his work by winning second prize in sculpture at the Pittsburgh International Exhibition. Sugarman went on to win a Longview Foundation Grant, a Ford Foundation Grant for his work at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

In the 1960s, Sugarman began working on large painted-aluminum sculptures and completed his first outdoor sculpture at the Xerox Building in El Segundo, Calif. in 1969. Many of Sugarman's outdoor sculptures generated intense controversy, particularly his sculpture for the Edward A. Garmatz Federal Building and Courthouse in Baltimore, but he was devoted to his belief in the social as well as aesthetic importance of public art. Sugarman saw public sculpture as a "metaphor for the human condition" and as a way to transcend what he called the "indoor eye," the eye which views art in isolation from its physical and social environment.

Sugarman taught at the Graduate School of Hunter College in New York City from 1960 until 1970 and served as visiting Associate Professor at the Yale University Graduate School of Art from 1967 to 1968. Sugarman was a prolific artist, participating in numerous one-man shows, group exhibitions, and competitions all over the world, yet recognition of his talent came almost a decade later in the United States than in Europe. His works are in major collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. George Sugarman died on August 25, 1999.
Related Material:
The transcript and audiotapes of an interview with George Sugarman conducted by Paul Cummings in 1974 for the Archives of American Art's Oral History Program is available at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds materials lent for microfilming. Reel N70-50 and N70-51 includes biographical material, an essay about George Sugarman, exhibition catalogs and announcements dating from 1954 to 1960, a certificate, writings by Sugarman, and correspondence dating 1953-1970. The originals of most of these materials were included in later donations. Reel N70-50 also contains a substantial number of photographs of Sugarman's natural wood sculptures from the late 1950s, his early works in wood, clay, and plaster dating from 1951 to 1958, his drawings and paintings from the late 1960s, installations and works in progress from 1960 to 1970, and photographs of Sugarman working in the studio in the 1960s. There are also twelve sketchbooks and loose pages dating from 1943 to 1958, which document Sugarman's travels to the South Pacific, New York City, France, Spain, and North Africa. Lent material not included in later gifts remain with the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
In 1970, George Sugarman lent material to the Archives of American Art for microfilming. In 1980 and 1983, George Sugarman donated portions of the material previously lent, along with additional materials. Additional materials were donated by Sugarman's niece, Arden Sugarman Eilopolous, in 1999 and 2000. In 2006, the Sugarman Foundation via Arden Sugarman donated the audio and video recordings.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Citation:
George Sugarman papers, 1912-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sugageor
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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