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Do you make these mistakes in English? : the story of Sherwin Cody's famous language school / Edwin L. Battistella

Author:
Battistella, Edwin L  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (x, 214 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Biography
Electronic books
Biographies
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2009
20th century
Topic:
English teachers  Search this
Businesspeople  Search this
Language and culture--History  Search this
Correspondence schools and courses--History  Search this
English language--Rhetoric--Study and teaching  Search this
Correspondence schools and courses  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Call number:
PE64.C64 B38 2009 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1148869

Curatorial Records, 1930-2020

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Department  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Office  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Prints and Drawings  Search this
Physical description:
6.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Pamphlets
Videotapes
Color photographs
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Electronic records
Compact discs
Electronic mail
Date:
1930
1930-2020
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00245
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 1930-2020 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_268028

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
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Departmental Records 1909-2020 [Archives of American Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225685

Agency history, 1905-2013

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Treasurer  Search this
Subject:
Adams, W. I  Search this
Dorsey, Nicholas W  Search this
Howard, J. D  Search this
Clark, Thomas F  Search this
Roy, Edgar L  Search this
Martin, Otis O  Search this
Morgan, Betty J  Search this
Hohenlohe, Christian  Search this
Levin, Ann R  Search this
Anand, Sudeep  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Investment Policy Committee  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Accountant  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Disbursing Agent  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Treasurer and Disbursing Agent  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Finance and Accounting  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1905
1905-2013
Topic:
Endowments  Search this
Auditing  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00295
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_226886

Exhibition Records, 1898, 1916-1917, 1954, 1966, 1969-2018

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Curatorial - Ceramics  Search this
Subject:
Cort, Louise Allison 1944-  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Physical description:
20.26 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Color photographs
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Glass negatives
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Picture postcards
Newsletters
Transcripts
Compact discs
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Maps
Electronic records
Serials (publications)
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Videotapes
Electronic images
Drawings
Date:
1898
1898-2018
1898, 1916-1917, 1954, 1966, 1969-2018
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Pottery craft  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Lecture and lecturing  Search this
Museums--Educationa Aspects  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01014
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Exhibition Records 1898, 1916-1917, 1954, 1966, 1969-2018 [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Curatorial - Ceramics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_227858

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
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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

Letter, from Bea to Roger Shimomura with "Official Election War Ballot," April 2, 2008

Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 11 in; 21.59 cm x 27.94 cm
overall: 8 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
letter
Associated Place:
United States: Washington, King
Japan: Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Date made:
April 2, 2008
Subject:
Japanese Americans  Search this
World War II  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Japanese American Internment  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Roger Shimomura
ID Number:
2016.3086.108
Nonaccession number:
2016.3086
Catalog number:
2016.3086.108
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-966f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1811817

Letter, from Elizabeth Shigekawa to Roger Shimomura, January 28, 2007

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 11 in; 21.59 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
letter
Associated Place:
United States: Washington, King
Japan: Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Date made:
January 28, 200
January 28, 2000
Subject:
Japanese Americans  Search this
World War II  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Japanese American Internment  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Roger Shimomura
ID Number:
2016.3086.280
Nonaccession number:
2016.3086
Catalog number:
2016.3086.280
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-58bf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1812586

James Byrnes papers

Creator:
Byrnes, James B.  Search this
Names:
Isaac Delgado Museum of Art  Search this
North Carolina Museum of Art  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca.1940 -2000]
bulk 1960-1990
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; personal letters and notecards; business correspondence and printed material related to Byrnes' work as director of the Isaac Delgado Museum of Art (now the New Orleans Museum of Art) and the North Carolina Museum of Art; personal and professional photographs; printed material, photographs, and writings by Byrnes concerning Man Ray; and documentation of three art appraisals conducted by Byrnes. There is additional material (1.0 linear ft.) on Byrnes' friend and mentor Wilhelm R. Valentiner, including correspondence, financial records, Valentiner estate papers, and writings by Byrnes including a draft of the manuscript, "Memoir of Valentiner."
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director, fine arts appraiser, Los Angeles, Calif., Raleigh, N.C., and New Orleans, La.; b. 1917. Byrnes was also executor of the Valentiner estate.
Provenance:
Donated 2003 and 2005 by James and Barbara Byrnes.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Museum directors -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.byrnjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97aa7c90e-3394-44bb-b50a-0fdc2c49c805
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-byrnjame

Roy Gussow papers

Creator:
Gussow, Roy, 1918-2011  Search this
Extent:
24.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940-2000
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, project files, teaching files, photographs and negatives of works of art and travel, artwork, books, and other printed material documenting the career of sculptor Roy Gussow.
Biographical / Historical:
Roy Gussow (1918-2011) was a sculptor in New York.
Provenance:
Donated 2015 by Olga Hauptman, Gussow's daughter. Included in this donation are materials lent for microfilming 1968 through 1969 by Roy Gussow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.gussroy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91003429c-bded-4707-88eb-1d1a6e36d670
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gussroy

Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers

Creator:
Hamelecourt, Juliette Elkon  Search this
Names:
Chelsea Hotel  Search this
Bettina, 1903-  Search this
Brown, Robert Delford  Search this
Childs, Bernard, 1910-1985  Search this
Fecher, Rita  Search this
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6  Search this
Glassgold, Adolph, 1899-  Search this
Gordon, Maxwell, 1910-1982  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1911-2000
bulk 1940s-2000
Summary:
The Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1911-2000, with the bulk of the records dating from 1940s-2000. The papers document Hamelecourt's career through resumes, personal business records, and writings, as well as general correspondence, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs. The collection also contains a series of interviews conducted by Hamelecourt with artists at the Chelsea Hotel in New York.
Scope and Contents:
The Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1911-2000, with the bulk of the records dating from 1940s-2000. Biographical material consists of resumes, notes and other writings, as well as some personal business records such as contracts, price lists, loan agreements, and consignment lists. Correspondents include customers, museums, galleries, friends, publishers, and family members and discussions regard exhibitions, sales, food, and personal matters. The collection's printed material consists of clippings about Hamelecourt, Haiti, the Chelsea Hotel, and other artists; exhibition announcements, invitations, and catalogs; press releases, newsletters, and bulletins; articles written by Hamelecourt; reproductions of her artwork; and the book jacket from Hamelecourt's Edith Cavell: Heroic Nurse (1958). Hamelecourt's scrapbooks contain a variety of material such as correspondence with museums, galleries, and family members about her life and artwork as well as correspondence for historical and cultural research purposes; photographs and slides of Hamelecourt, artwork, family, and friends; printed material; sketches; drafts of her autobiography; and biographical papers pertaining to her marriage in 1969. The collection also contains a series of interviews conducted by Hamelecourt with artists at the Chelsea Hotel including Arman, Bettina, Bernard Childs, Rita Fetcher, Eugenie Gershoy, Adolph Cook Glassgold, Maxwell Gordon, and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1972-1991 (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1943-1999 (Box 1; 12 folders)

Series 3: Interviews with Chelsea Hotel Artists, circa 1980 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1943-2000 (Box 2; .8 linear feet)

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1911-1999 (Box 2-3, OV 4; 1 linear foot)

Series 6: Photographs, 1940-1990s (Box 3; 5 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt (1912-2002) was a fiber artist, tapissiere, and lecturer in Haiti, New York, and Cleveland. Hamelecourt was born in Belgium and spent her early years traveling with her father in England and China. Hamelecourt first learned needlework in China at the age of 10. After her father's death a couple of years later, she returned to live in Belgium with her grandparents where Hamelecourt worked alongside her grandmother who was a volunteer conservationist, repairing chasubles for the local clergy. Hamelecourt's early tapestries were ultimately lost or destroyed during World War II when she and her family moved to New York as refugees. Until the late 1950s she worked as a culinary editor, food consultant, and author of non-fiction, while needlework remained a hobby. Hamelecourt first visited Haiti reporting on French Caribbean cuisine in the late 1950s, and soon after moved there as a representative for the World Craft Council. In Haiti, she trained local women to embroider designs from their own environment and folklore. Hamelecourt moved to the Chelsea Hotel in New York around 1970, at this time she began receiving commissions for her work--some of which she sub-contracted to her Haitian embroiderers--and consulting as a designer. She established an embroidery workshop at the hotel with a grant from the New York Council on the Arts. Hamelecourt moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1980.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Juliette Hamelecourt, 1978-1997, and by the Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt estate via Leonard Spremulli in 2014.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Fiber artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Tapissiers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Tapestry -- United States  Search this
Embroidery -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers, 1911-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hamejuli
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Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw951728de8-3289-4416-aeef-b0efe2d11a53
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hamejuli

Paul Hollister papers

Creator:
Hollister, Paul M., 1918-2004  Search this
Names:
Hollister, Irene  Search this
Extent:
9.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1947-2004
circa 1883-2004
Summary:
The Paul Hollister papers measure 9.4 linear feet and date from circa 1883 to 2004, with the bulk of the papers from 1947-1996. Biographical material and correspondence both personal and professional are included, in addition to project files documenting various writing, teaching and curatorial projects, as well as ongoing working relationships with various institutions. Also included are topical projects that overlapped with specific research interests, containing a considerable amount of research material. Writings by Paul Hollister include manuscript material spanning the breadth of his professional writing career, from his work as a columnist, to his articles on glass, as well as some works of fiction. Also included is a full manuscript of one of Hollister's books on glass paperweights. The published portion of this content is mirrored in the printed material series. The business records of Paul Hollister contain financial information about his household and collections, as well as his family's estate. Also included are records relating to Paul Hollister's art studio and an inventory of his paintings and other works of art in the form of index cards. Select photographs of Hollister's collection of art objects are included, along with images of Paul and Irene Hollister.
Scope and Contents:
The Paul Hollister papers measure 9.4 linear feet and date from circa 1883 to 2004, with the bulk of the papers from 1947-1996. Biographical material and correspondence both personal and professional are included,in addition to project files documenting various writing, teaching and curatorial projects, as well as ongoing working relationships with various institutions. Also included are topical projects that overlapped with specific research interests, containing a considerable amount of research material. Writings by Paul Hollister include manuscript material spanning the breadth of his professional writing career, from his work as a columnist, to his articles on glass, as well as some works of fiction. Also included is a full manuscript of one of Hollister's books on glass paperweights. The published portion of this content is mirrored in the printed material series. The business records of Paul Hollister contain financial information about his household and collections, as well as his family's estate. Also included are records relating to Paul Hollister's art studio and an inventory of his paintings and other works of art in the form of index cards. Select photographs of Hollister's collection of art objects are included, along with images of Paul and Irene Hollister.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in seven series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1944-1988 (0.2 Linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1933-1999 (2.5 Linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 3: Project Files, circa 1923-1997 (3.5 Linear feet; Boxes 3-7)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1930-1999 (1.3 Linear feet; Boxes 7-8)

Series 5: Business Records, circa 1942-1995 (0.9 Linear feet; Boxes 8, 10)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1883-2004 (0.9 Linear feet; Box 9)

Series 7: Photographic Material, circa 1940-2000 (0.1 Linear feet; Box 9)
Biographical / Historical:
Paul M. Hollister (1918-2004) was a glass historian, collector, painter, and writer in New York, NY. Hollister wrote on the topics of art history, journalism and fiction and is most well-known for his numerous books published about glass paperweights, and later a variety of other topics in the history of glass production in the decorative arts. Hollister was born in Boston and raised in New York City, where he worked as a journalist and simultaneously pursued his career as a widely-exhibited painter after graduating Harvard College with a degree in fine arts. After inheriting a small collection of European glass paperweights from his mother, Hollister developed a passion for the study of these objects, which led to him publishing books including the Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights (1969) and Glass Paperweights of the New-York Historical Society (1974). Hollister traveled extensively lecturing at various museums and colleges, as well as occupying a regular adjunct position at Bard Graduate Center, where he later donated his personal library, and his estate would endow a lecture series in 2007.
Related Materials:
Related materials include the Paul M. Hollister Collection, circa 1806-2004 at the Rakow Research Library, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York.
Provenance:
The Paul Hollister papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1978 by Paul Hollister, with additions in 1999 and 2000. One further addition of photographs was donated by the Estate of Irene Hollister in 2018.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Glassware--United States--History--20th century  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Paperweights  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Paul Hollister papers, circa 1883-2004, bulk 1947-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hollpaul
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Paul Hollister papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a7dd2e87-aee4-4742-9e90-51a0e892626d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hollpaul

Unidentified, First Names Only

Collection Creator:
Truman, Jock, 1920-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 45-46
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940s-2000s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to Archives' Washington D.C. center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Jock Truman papers, 1852-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jock Truman papers
Jock Truman papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93e60fcc8-b6fa-452d-8163-195f679efccb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-trumjock-ref46

Andre Piette Collection

Creator:
Piette, Andre, 1934-1984 (ceramic designer, artist)  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Ceramics and Glass  Search this
Names:
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-  Search this
Donor:
Magdoff, Sam  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet (8 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Drawings
Design drawings
Christmas cards
Designs
Clippings
Tracings
Wrapping materials
Date:
1954-1979
Summary:
Collection documents Andre Piette's career as an illustrator and designer. The materials include sketches, drawings, tracings, photographs (color transparencies, slides, and prints), and samples of wallpaper, designs for gift wrap, and a few textiles.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of a wide range of materials documenting Andre Piette's career as an illustrator and designer. The materials include sketches, drawings, tracings, photographs (color transparencies, slides, and prints), and samples of wallpaper, designs for gift wrap, and a few textiles. The materials are the product of the Piette's early years in the United States (1960s) as a landscape artist in New England and as an associate of Norman Rockwell and of his later work for Tiffany & Company as a freelance designer. As an employee of Tiffany, Piette designed the White House china set for Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson. Materials documenting this effort—White House China—are the largest series in the collection. Other design work includes cards, silver, parquet flooring, and china. There also are drawings and tracings not associated with specific functional products.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: White House China, 1967-1970, undated

Series 2: Other Designs, undated

Series 3: Andre Piette Scrapbook, undated

Series 4: Oversize, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Piette, artist and designer, spent his early years studying at the Academie Royale De Beaux-Arts in Liege, Belgium. He is noted for his designs of Christmas cards, wrapping paper, and wallpaper. In 1968 he was commissioned by Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson to design a set of White House state china, consisting of 2,500 pieces.
Provenance:
Donated by Sam Magdoff, Dean of Continuing Education, Parsons School of Design, July 29, 1985.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Ceramics  Search this
Porcelain -- 20th century  Search this
Ceramics -- Design  Search this
Design -- United States  Search this
Wallpaper -- Design  Search this
Designers  Search this
White House china  Search this
Christmas card design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1940-2000
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Drawings -- 1950-1990
Design drawings -- 1950-2000
Christmas cards
Designs
Clippings -- 1950-2000
Tracings
Wrapping materials -- Design
Citation:
Andre Piette Collection, 1954-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0129
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Andre Piette Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82bdf2ad8-b5b0-4d6a-9dd8-68f4b5efd798
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0129
Online Media:

Eilene M. Galloway Papers

Creator:
Galloway, Eilene M.  Search this
Names:
International Institute of Space Law  Search this
United Nations. Committe on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space  Search this
Extent:
30.52 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Papers
Newsclippings
Correspondence
Memorandums
Date:
bulk 1940s-2000s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of twenty-eight cubic feet of the professional papers of Eilene M. Galloway, concentrating mostly on space law. The following types of material are represented: correspondence, memorandum, press releases, news clippings, policy papers by Galloway and others, conference materials, and congressional reports. There is a great deal of material from the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Air and Space, and from the various organizations she was active in, such as IAA, AIAA and IISL.
Biographical / Historical:
Eilene Galloway (1906-2009) was one of the world's leading experts in space law and policy. She was a founding member of the International Institution of Space Law, and she authored numerous papers, speeches and opinion pieces on space law. After Sputnik was launched in 1957, Senator Lyndon Johnson, Chairman of the Preparedness Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee asked Galloway, then national Defense Analyst at the Library of Congress, to serve as Staff Consultant for hearings on US preparedness in space. When the Senate organized the Special Committee on Space and Astronautics, she served by formulating questions for witnesses and analyzing testimony. In 1958, Johnson sent Galloway to represent the United States at a meeting of the International Court of Justice in The Hague where she gave a speech entitled "The Community of Law and Science." That same year she was the editor of the Space Law Senate Symposium. Galloway helped establish the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS). Galloway was a founding member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and she was also a member of of the American Astronautical Society (AAS), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). She was the recipient of many awards including the first woman elected Honorary Fellow of the AIAA, and she was the first recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Aerospace.
Provenance:
Jonathan Galloway, Gift, 2009
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Space industrialization  Search this
Space law  Search this
Press conferences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Papers
Newsclippings
Correspondence
Memorandums
Citation:
Eilene M. Galloway Papers, Accession 2009-0042, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2009.0042
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2aee543e5-adf2-4fc5-8b06-cae925a44bae
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2009-0042

Fred Becker papers

Creator:
Becker, Fred, 1913-2004  Search this
Names:
Atelier 17  Search this
Mary Ryan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Hugo, Ian, 1898-1985  Search this
Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977  Search this
Singer, Gail  Search this
Todd, Ruthven, 1914-1978  Search this
Van Duyn, Mona  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Lectures
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Date:
1913-2004
bulk 1940-2000
Summary:
The papers of printmaker and educator Fred Becker measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1913 to 2004, with the bulk from 1940-2000. The collection documents Becker's work as a professional artist and educator through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings, interviews, personal business records, gallery and exhibition files, project files, photographic material, printed material, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of printmaker and educator Fred Becker measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1913 to 2004, with the bulk from 1940 to 2000. The collection documents Becker's work as a professional artist and educator through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings, interviews, personal business records, gallery and exhibition files, project files, photographic material, printed material, and artwork.

Biographical material includes a birth certificate and announcement, résumés and other biographical writings, as well as memorial materials and obituaries. Also included are letters and photographs concerning Becker's WWII appointment with the Office of War Information in China. Correspondence reflects relationships with colleagues and friends including Stanley William Hayter, Gail Singer, and Mona Van Duyn, professional organizations, museums and galleries, as well as family. The Writings series contains essays and artist statements written by Becker, articles and essays written about Becker by others, and writings by poets Ruthven Todd and Mona Van Duyn. Lectures are featured in written form, as well as audio recordings. Interviews include transcripts and audio and video recordings.

Personal business records include various studio artwork inventories and information regarding artwork donation and sale at auction, in addition to documents related to Becker's role as an art instructor. In the gallery and exhibition files are detailed records of gallery and museum exhibitions, as well as correspondence with specific galleries including the Mary Ryan Gallery. Project files include documentation of various residencies and government art programs Becker participated in, a symposium on Atelier 17, as well as significant bodies of work.

Photographic materials document Becker's artwork, including images of works by fellow artists S.W. Hayter and Paul Burlin. Photograph formats include slides, transparencies, negatives, and black and white prints. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, clippings and invitations. Also found are various artworks including sketchbooks, loose sketches, prints, and a partial letterpress mock-up of Winter of Artifice, printed by author Anaïs Nin, with various etching illustrations by Ian Hugo.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 10 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1913-2004 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1940s-2001 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1940s-1993 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Interviews, circa 1976-2004 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, circa 1939-1990s (0.1 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 6: Exhibition and Gallery Records, circa 1950-2002 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 7: Project Files, circa 1957-1993 (0.1 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1930s-1999 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 9: Printed Material, circa 1930s-2002 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1940-1989 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Fred Becker (1913-2004) was a printmaker and art educator in Amherst, Massachusetts. Becker was born in 1913 in Oakland, California. He attended New York University beginning in 1933, where he enrolled in architecture coursework before focusing on printmaking and drawing. Becker was employed by the Works Progress Administration from 1935 to 1939. His early work of this period often incorporated nightclub scenes depicting jazz musicians. In 1940, Becker was one of the first students to enroll in classes at the New York iteration of Atelier 17, led by printmaker Stanley William Hayter. There Becker engaged with more abstract forms in his art-making, and arrived at an expressionist style by the 1950s. He served in the China Division of the United States Office of War Information (OWI) from 1945 to 1946.

Becker taught at the Tayler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, from 1946 to 1948; at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1948 to 1968; and at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst from 1968 until his retirement in 1986. University of Massachusetts, Amherst's Herter Gallery was the site of his retrospective in 1999. Becker and his wife, painter Jean Morrison (1917-1995), had two children Carla and Anton. Fred Becker exhibited widely in print annuals and solo shows, as well as in the context of his participation in the Works Progress Administration and Atelier 17, New York. His prints are represented in a number of museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Provenance:
The Fred Becker papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by Becker's daughter Carla Becker.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Lectures
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Citation:
Fred Becker papers, 1913-2004, bulk 1940-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.beckfred
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Fred Becker papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw950769dbb-6c1a-44cb-8668-b7d5ac4c5c65
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-beckfred

A

Collection Creator:
Becker, Fred, 1913-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960-1993
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Fred Becker papers, 1913-2004, bulk 1940-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Fred Becker papers
Fred Becker papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e0147aad-b397-4e73-9dc6-8d1f088c829d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckfred-ref1

Robert Blackburn (Printmaking Workshop)

Collection Creator:
Becker, Fred, 1913-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Fred Becker papers, 1913-2004, bulk 1940-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Fred Becker papers
Fred Becker papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw972864691-1978-4337-8340-0c48b64a21cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckfred-ref10

C

Collection Creator:
Becker, Fred, 1913-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1986
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Fred Becker papers, 1913-2004, bulk 1940-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Fred Becker papers
Fred Becker papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ed319377-3388-432b-9ee4-eed8972880f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckfred-ref11

Frances Carey (British Museum)

Collection Creator:
Becker, Fred, 1913-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1985-1995
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Fred Becker papers, 1913-2004, bulk 1940-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Fred Becker papers
Fred Becker papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw927cf07ad-1073-47f8-a620-760c25437c6e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckfred-ref12

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