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Inventor:
François Boucher, French, 1703–1770  Search this
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book of engravings
Object Name:
Book of engravings
Made in:
France
Date:
1703–70
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-203
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-203
Online Media:

Roy De Forest papers

Creator:
De Forest, Roy, 1930-2007  Search this
Names:
Dilexi Gallery  Search this
Loujon Press  Search this
Nixon, Bruce  Search this
Strohl, Audrey  Search this
Uccello, Paolo, 1397-1475  Search this
Zack, David, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
11.2 Linear feet
111.86 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Drawings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1916-2015
bulk 1948-2007
Summary:
The papers of artist Roy De Forest measure 11.2 linear feet and 111.86 gigabytes and date from 1916 to 2015, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1948 to 2007. The collection documents De Forest's painting career and involvement in the funk art movement through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional records, printed material, photographic material, artwork, digital audio and video recordings, and artifacts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist Roy De Forest measure 11.2 linear feet and 111.86 gigabytes and date from 1916 to 2015, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1948 to 2007. The collection includes documents De Forest's painting career and involvement in the funk art movement through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional records, printed material, photographic material, artwork, digital audio and video recordings, and artifacts.

Biographical material includes early school materials, resumes, a recording of an interview, membership materials, identification documents, certificates and awards, and family history and genealogy material. Also included in this series are obituaries, letters of condolence, and materials, including born-digital photographs and recordings, related to memorial services celebrating De Forest's life and work.

Correspondence includes letters and postcards to and from family, friends, colleagues, and arts institutions. This series also includes a few folders of greeting cards.

The writings series contains essays, lectures, exhibition texts, notes, and other materials written by Roy De Forest, including an essay, The Vision of Paolo Uccello, and his famous "dog lecture." Also included are writings by others, such as a student dissertations on Roy De Forest, essays by Bruce Nixon, and poetry and an essay by David Zack.

Professional records include materials related to a book of memories (never published) organized by Dilexi Gallery and the Loujon Press, exhibition planning documents, an exhibition recording, materials related to the James Talcott Inc. Computer Arts program, and materials related to print documentation.

Financial records contain inventory and stock files; sales and consignment records; receipts and invoices; tax, estate, and insurance paperwork; and account books and ledgers.

Printed material includes exhibition announcements, catalogs, and posters; material related to other projects; blank cards with Roy De Forest art; clippings; press releases; newsletters and journals; books; and source material.

Photographic material includes digital and print photographs, negatives, transparencies, and slides of Roy De Forest and other individuals, as well as travel photos, images of his pets (primarily dogs), and images of his studio and works of art.

Artwork includes drawings by De Forest and others, as well as four sketchbooks.

The artifacts series contains a tote bag, t-shirt, and a puzzle, all featuring Roy De Forest artwork. Also included in the series is a patterned shirt and an "art critic" baseball cap.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1930-2008 (Boxes 1-2, OV 12, RD 17, ER01-ER03; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1948-2014 (Boxes 2-3; 1 linear foot)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1952-2005 (Box 3, OV 12, ER04; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Professional Records, 1968-circa 2007, 2014 (Box 3, OV 12; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 5: Financial Records, 1963-circa 2014 (Boxes 3-5; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material: 1916-1936, 1951-2007 (Boxes 5-7, OV 13-14, ER05-ER07; 2.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographic Material: 1926, circa 1943-2007 (Boxes 7-9, OV 15, ER08-ER12; 2 linear feet)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1947-circa 2007 (Boxes 9-10, OV 16; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 9: Artifacts, circa 2007-circa 2009 (Box 11; 1 linear foot)
Biographical / Historical:
Roy De Forest (1930-2007) was a painter, sculptor, and educator in Port Costa, California. A notable figure in the funk art movement, he coined the term "nut art" to describe art that embraced humor and created a fantasy world.

Born in North Platte, Nebraska, Roy De Forest grew up in Yakima, Washington where he attended Yakima Junior College and graduated in 1950. He went on to study at the California School of Fine Arts (now San Francisco Art Institute) and San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State University). He taught at Yakima Junior College from 1958 to 1960 after graduating from San Francisco State College, and later taught at the University of California, Davis from 1965 until his retirement as professor emeritus in 1992.

De Forest's first solo exhibition was in 1955 at the East & West Gallery in San Francisco. From then until his death in 2007, he exhibited frequently, especially at the Allan Frumkin Gallery in New York and the Hansen Fuller Gallery in San Francisco.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Roy De Forest conducted by Lynn Robert Matteson, April 7-June 30, 2004.
Provenance:
The Roy De Forest papers were donated in several installments from 1974 to 2019. Some materials were loaned for microfilming in 1974 and subsequently donated in 1977 and 1979 by Roy De Forest. Additional materials were donated in 2009, 2016 and 2019 by Gloria Marchant, Roy De Forest's widow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Painters -- California  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Educators -- California  Search this
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Funk  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Roy De Forest papers, 1916-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.deforoy
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Roy De Forest papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-deforoy
Online Media:

Magic or Science? Learn How This Coin Trick Works

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-04-09T14:48:40.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_GRicecFe9H0

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Design Unveiling

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-10-12T18:32:46.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_PC_9_Wmhku4

Why This 1933 Double Eagle Coin Will be Worth Millions

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-05-20T14:19:48.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_JYu7dg-8_5g

#APeoplesJourney: African American Women and the Struggle for Equality

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-08-29T15:20:45.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
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WatchNMAAHC
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
YouTube Channel:
WatchNMAAHC
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_X5H80Nhmn20

William Kloss Talk - "Modern American Realism: the Sara Roby Foundation Collection"

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-03-08T08:50:15.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_tzWd3W7dv5g

The Bamboo Ceiling

Creator:
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-11-24T19:59:07.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
Topic:
Asian Americans  Search this
See more by:
apacenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
YouTube Channel:
apacenter
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt__FQhGgFO3hA

Spring Festival, Lunar New Year in China

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-04-15T00:06:44.000Z
YouTube Category:
People & Blogs  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianfolklife
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolklife
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_6ikCljLR7IA

Los Wembler's de Iquitos at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-08-12T18:00:30.000Z
YouTube Category:
Travel & Events  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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smithsonianfolklife
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolklife
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_6w9aFj1qyZg

1 Pond, South African Republic, 1898

Physical Description:
gold (overall material)
Object Name:
Coin
Place made:
South Africa
Date made:
1898
Associated date:
1898
Credit Line:
Frederick A. Hauck
ID Number:
NU.NU86218.01
Catalog number:
NU86218.01
Accession number:
255927
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-a6a4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_935482

1 Pond, South African Republic, 1898

Physical Description:
gold (overall material)
Object Name:
Coin
Place made:
South Africa
Date made:
1898
Associated date:
1898
Credit Line:
Frederick A. Hauck
ID Number:
NU.NU86218.02
Catalog number:
NU86218.02
Accession number:
255927
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-6d8f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_935484

1/2 Sovereign, South Africa, 1926

Head of government:
George V King of the United Kingdom  Search this
Physical Description:
gold (overall material)
Object Name:
Coin
Place made:
South Africa
Date made:
1926
Associated date:
1926
Credit Line:
Frederick A. Hauck
ID Number:
NU.NU86219.01
Catalog number:
NU86219.01
Accession number:
255927
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-a80e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_935490

1/2 Sovereign, South Africa, 1926

Head of government:
George V King of the United Kingdom  Search this
Physical Description:
gold (overall material)
Object Name:
Coin
Place made:
South Africa
Date made:
1926
Associated date:
1926
Credit Line:
Frederick A. Hauck
ID Number:
NU.NU86219.02
Catalog number:
NU86219.02
Accession number:
255927
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-a80f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_935491

1/2 Sovereign, South Africa, 1926

Head of government:
George V King of the United Kingdom  Search this
Physical Description:
gold (overall material)
Object Name:
Coin
Place made:
South Africa
Date made:
1926
Associated date:
1926
Credit Line:
Frederick A. Hauck
ID Number:
NU.NU86219.03
Catalog number:
NU86219.03
Accession number:
255927
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-a810-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_935492

1/2 Sovereign, South Africa, 1926

Head of government:
George V King of the United Kingdom  Search this
Physical Description:
gold (overall material)
Object Name:
Coin
Place made:
South Africa
Date made:
1926
Associated date:
1926
Credit Line:
Frederick A. Hauck
ID Number:
NU.NU86219.04
Catalog number:
NU86219.04
Accession number:
255927
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-a811-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_935493

1/4 Penny, South Africa, 1953

Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
South Africa
Date made:
1953
Credit Line:
U.S. General Services Administration
ID Number:
NU.NU58786.1
Catalog number:
NU58786.1
Accession number:
210876
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng4b21cce36-1101-3153-e053-15f76fa0154b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1986425

1 Rand, South Africa, 1969

Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
South Africa
Associated place:
South Africa
Date made:
1969
Associated date:
1969
Credit Line:
J.J. Groenewald
ID Number:
NU.69.146.1
Catalog number:
69.146.1
Accession number:
285832
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-aa62-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_935566

20 Cents, South Africa, 1969

Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
South Africa
Associated place:
South Africa
Date made:
1969
Associated date:
1969
Credit Line:
J.J. Groenewald
ID Number:
NU.69.146.3
Accession number:
285832
Catalog number:
69.146.3
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-aa64-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_935568

10 Cents, South Africa, 1969

Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
South Africa
Associated place:
South Africa
Date made:
1969
Associated date:
1969
Credit Line:
J.J. Groenewald
ID Number:
NU.69.146.4
Accession number:
285832
Catalog number:
69.146.4
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-a969-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_935569

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