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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1914-1984, bulk 1942-1984

Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-  Search this
Subject:
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Cavaliere, Barbara  Search this
Davis, Bill  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Forge, Andrew  Search this
Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper)  Search this
Glaser, Jane R.  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Burkhardt, Rudy  Search this
Rouche, Burton  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid  Search this
Wright, William  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Wasserman, Tamara E.  Search this
Valliere, James  Search this
Isaacs, Reginald R.  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Johnson, Philip  Search this
Kadish, Reuben  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Gruen, John  Search this
Holmes, Doloris  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
McCoy, Sanford, Mrs.  Search this
Miller, Daniel  Search this
Miller, Robert  Search this
Maddox, Charles  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Citation:
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1914-1984, bulk 1942-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8943
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211129
AAA_collcode_polljack
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211129
Online Media:

Maple Leaf Rag: Ragtime in Rural America

Topic:
Ragtime
Producer:
Cohn, Lawrence, 1932-  Search this
Performer:
Underwood, Sugar  Search this
Jones, Coley  Search this
Harris, Sam  Search this
Blind Blake  Search this
Fuller, Blind Boy, 1909-1941  Search this
Davenport, Cow Cow, 1894-1955  Search this
McTell, Blind Willie  Search this
Johnson, Bunk, 1879-1949  Search this
Cuffee, Ed, 1902-1959  Search this
Bushell, Garvin, 1902-1991  Search this
Tarlton, Jimmie, 1892-1979  Search this
Tanner, Gid  Search this
Johnson, Jess, musician  Search this
Harvey, Roy  Search this
Davis, Art  Search this
Boyd, Bill, 1910-1977  Search this
Kirkes, Walter  Search this
Poplin, China, 1903-1979  Search this
Travis, Merle  Search this
Scruggs, Earl  Search this
Flatt, Lester  Search this
Dallas String Band  Search this
Skillet Lickers  Search this
Spooney Five (Musical group)  Search this
Foggy Mountain Boys  Search this
Creator:
Davis, Gary, 1896-1972  Search this
Artist:
Various Artists  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
Georgia
United States
Savannah (Ga.)
Texas
Dallas (Tex.)
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Indiana
Richmond (Ind.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
North Carolina
Sumter (N.C.)
Florida
Atlanta (Ga.)
Kentucky
Tennessee
Date:
1976
Contents:
Dallas rag / Dallas String Band (2:46) --Southern rag / Blind Blake (2:47) --Dew Drop Alley / Sugar Underwood (3:12) -- Piccolo rag / Blind Boy Fuller (2:42) --Atlanta rag / Cow Cow Davenport (3:03) --Kill it kid / Blind Willie McTell (2:30) --The entertainer / Bunk Johnson andhis band (2:54) --Maple leaf rag / Rev. Gary Davis (2:53) --Mexican rag / Jimmie Tarlton (2:59) --Hawkins rag / Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers (2:49) --Guitar rag / Harvey and Johnson (3:12) --Chinese rag / The Spooney Five (3:15) --Barn dance rag / Bill Boyd and his Cowboy Ramblers (2:51) --Sumter rag ; Steel guitar rag / China Polin (1:57) --Cannon ball rag ; Bugle call rag / Merle Travis (4:21) --Randy Lynn rag / Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys (2:02).
Track Information:
103 Dew Drop Alley / Sugar Underwood.

101 Dallas Rag / Dallas String Band, Coley Jones, Sam Harris. Mandolin,Violoncello,Double bass.

102 Southern Rag / Blind Blake. Guitar.

104 Piccolo Rag / Blind Boy Fuller. Guitar.

105 Atlanta Rag / Cow Cow Davenport. Piano.

106 Kill It Kid / Blind Willie McTell. Guitar.

107 The Entertainer / Bunk Johnson, Ed Cuffee, Garvin Bushell. Guitar,Piano,Trumpet,Trombone,Clarinet,Bass,Drum.

108 Maple Leaf Rag / Gary Davis. Guitar.

201 Mexican Rag / Jimmie Tarlton. Hawaiian guitar.

202 Hawkins Rag / Skillet Lickers, Gid Tanner.

203 Guitar Rag / Jess Johnson, Roy Harvey. Guitar.

204 Chinese Rag / Spooney Five (Musical group).

205 Barn Dance Rag / Art Davis, Bill Boyd, Walter Kirkes. Mandolin,Guitar,Piano,Bass,Violin,Banjo.

206 Sumter Rag/Steel Guitar Rag / China Poplin. Guitar.

207 Cannon Ball Rag/Bugle Call Rag / Merle Travis. Guitar.

208 Randy Lynn Rag / Foggy Mountain Boys, Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt. Guitar,Banjo.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0288

New World.235
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York New World 1976
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Sumter (N.C.), North Carolina, San Antonio (Tex.), Richmond (Ind.), Indiana, New York (N.Y.), New York, Chicago (Ill.), Illinois, Dallas (Tex.), Texas, Savannah (Ga.), United States, Georgia.
General:
At head of title: Recorded Anthology of American Music, Inc. Side one entitled Black tradition; side two entitled White tradition. Historical and biographical notes by Lawrence Cohn, with bibliography and discography on container.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
United States -- History  Search this
Popular music -- United States  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
String band  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Violoncello  Search this
Double bass  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Piano  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Trombone  Search this
Clarinet  Search this
Bass  Search this
Drum  Search this
Hawaiian guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Banjo  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0288
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Commercial / LPs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk57a72a3b9-649a-46da-a7b5-fc3406919428
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref5980

Alma W. Thomas Retrospective Exhibition (1972), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
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:
Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alma Thomas papers
Alma Thomas papers / Series 4: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96e955016-3fd5-4ba0-a399-d49ebda11106
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomalma-ref812

Festival Recordings: Smithsonian Inside Out Commons Stage: Tools for the 21st Century: Global Earth Observatories (Stuart Davies, Bill McShea, Jess Parker); Tales from the Vaults: OFEO (Artis Strong, Arnie Ray, Meredith Watkins)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2010 June 26
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2010, Item FP-2010-CT-0261
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 4: Smithsonian Inside Out / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk506a4bcd6-35ca-4e46-a125-58e892cbe197
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2010-ref835

Bill Mitchell, Mickey Davis, George McCormick; Wilma Lee and Stony Cooper

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Evolution of American Folk Music Program 1974 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
McCormick, George  Search this
Cooper, Wilma Lee, 1921-2011  Search this
Cooper, Stoney, 1918-1977  Search this
Mitchell, Bill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording
sound-tape reel (analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1974 July 14
Contents:
Bill Mitchell- Sally Goodin'- Leather britches--Wedsnesday night waltz; Mickey Davis--Bill Cheatham-Golden slippers-Liberty-Faded love (frag.); George McCormick- They baptized Jesse Taylor; Wilma and Stony Cooper--Coming down from God-I'm using my Bible for a roadmap-When my time comes to go-I saw the light (w/ Tex Logan)-Farther along-Legend of the dogwood tree-I shall not be moved
General note:
DPA number 74.701.42
Local Numbers:
FP-1974-7RR-0436
General:
CDR copy
74.701.42
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 14, 1974.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1974, Item FP-1974-7RR-0436
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Festival Stage / 5.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk531d09cd0-a6be-4ddc-8c0b-0f1ed12838a2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1974-ref3844

Hickman Brothers; Mickey Davis; Bill Mitchell; Mike Ross

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Regional Americans-Mississippi Program 1974 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording
sound-tape reel (analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Mississippi
Date:
1974 July 7
General note:
DPA number 74.101.60
Local Numbers:
FP-1974-7RR-0060
General:
74.101.60
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 7, 1974.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1974, Item FP-1974-7RR-0060
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife / Series 8: Regional America / 8.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk54895d52c-fc09-4d51-9f18-45ef767c26d4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1974-ref4601

Hickman Brothers; Mickey Davis; Bill Mitchell; Mike Ross; Leon Pinson

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Regional Americans-Mississippi Program 1974 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Mitchell, William E.  Search this
Ross, Mike  Search this
Pinson, Leon  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording
sound-tape reel (analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Mississippi
Date:
1974 July 7
General note:
DPA number 74.101.69
Local Numbers:
FP-1974-7RR-0069
General:
74.101.69
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 7, 1974.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1974, Item FP-1974-7RR-0069
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife / Series 8: Regional America / 8.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5b730ec7e-ddee-453b-9cde-0b1fd667bb92
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1974-ref4622

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers

Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Names:
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Burkhardt, Rudy  Search this
Cavaliere, Barbara  Search this
Davis, Bill  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Forge, Andrew  Search this
Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper), 1926-  Search this
Glaser, Jane R.  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Gruen, John  Search this
Holmes, Doloris  Search this
Isaacs, Reginald R., 1911-  Search this
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989  Search this
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Maddox, Charles  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
McCoy, Sanford, Mrs.  Search this
Miller, Daniel  Search this
Miller, Robert, 1932 Apr. 17-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 -- Photographs  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Rouche, Burton  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-  Search this
Valliere, James  Search this
Wasserman, Tamara E.  Search this
Wright, William  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid, 1915-1965  Search this
Extent:
16.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Date:
circa 1914-1984
bulk 1942-1984
Summary:
The papers of abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and wife Lee Krasner measure 16.1 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1984. The collection documents their personal and professional lives, as well as the legacy of Jackson Pollock's work after his death. Found are biographical material, correspondence, writings by Krasner and others, research material, business and financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork by others, photographs, interview transcripts, audio and video recordings, and motion picture film.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and wife Lee Krasner measure 16.1 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1984. The collection documents their personal and professional lives, as well as the legacy of Jackson Pollock's work after his death. Found are biographical material, correspondence, writings by Krasner and others, research material, business and financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork by others, photographs, interview transcripts, audio and video recordings, and motion picture film.

The collection is divided into two series, the first of which focuses on Pollock and includes his scattered papers dating from circa 1914 to his death in 1956, as well as Krasner's papers dating from his death to 1984 about managing Pollock's legacy. This series includes biographical materials, including transcripts and audio recordings of an interview with William Wright in 1949; Pollock's and Krasner's correspondence with Thomas Hart Benton, Betty Parsons Gallery, Bill Davis, B. H. Friedman, Reginald Isaacs, Sidney Janis, Violet De Lazlo, Martha Jackson Gallery, Alfonso Ossorio, Tony Smith, and Clyfford Still, and with one another; Krasner's correspondence concerning Pollock's estate and artwork after his death; numerous writings about Pollock, including an original draft of Bryan Robertson's biography and an essay by Clement Greenberg.

James Valliere extensive research files on Pollock for a never-published biography were given to Krasner and filed in Series 1. These include scattered correspondence with Lee Krasner, and Pollock's family and friends, including Charles Pollock, Thomas Hart Benton, and Robert Motherwell. There are also transcripts of interviews Valliere conducted with Pollock's friends and colleagues, including James Brooks, Dorothy Dehner, Clement Greenberg, Reuben Kadish, Lee Krasner, Charles Maddox, Mrs. Sanford McCoy, Daniel T. Miller, Robert Miller, and Tony Smith. The original audio reels and duplicates exist for many and are filed here. Additional interviews were conducted with Willem de Kooning, Alfonso Ossorio, and Burton Rouche, but not transcribed - these are filed in Series 1.10, Audio Recordings and Motion Picture Film.

Also found in Series 1 are scattered business records documenting Krasner's handling of Pollock's estate and legacy; printed materials relating to Pollock, including published biographies, exhibition catalogs, and clippings; two scrapbooks; and a sketchbook by an unidentified artist. Numerous photographs of Pollock include childhood and family photographs, photographs of Pollock in his studio by Hans Namuth, Rudy Burckhardt, and Herbert Matter, photographs of Pollock with Lee Krasner, and exhibition photographs. Audio recordings and motion film in Series 1 include a 1964 16mm film about Pollock (VHS copies are available) and reel-to-reel recordings of untranscribed interviews of Pollock's friends and colleagues by James Valliere, including interviews with Willem de Kooning and Alfonso Ossorio. Additional transcribed interviews are filed in subseries 1.4.

Lee Krasner's papers documenting her own career are arranged in Series 2 and date from 1927-1984. Biographical materials include resumes and awards, school documents, family documentation, and exhibition lists. Her correspondence with artist friends and art colleagues is extensive and includes many letters from artists such as Philip Johnson, Ray Eames, Cleve Gray, and Hans Namuth. She also maintained correspondence with many art historians and critics, curators, gallery owners, collectors, arts-related and social organizations, admirers, and family members.

There are thirteen transcripts of interviews with Krasner by Bruce Glaser, Barbara Cavaliere, Andrew Forge, Emily Wasserman, Barbara Rose, and others. The original audio recordings for these transcripts are filed in series 2.10, along with other audio recordings for which there are no transcripts, including interviews by John Gruen, Delores Holmes, Mercedes Matter, the Martha Dean Radio Show, NBC Today Show, and WQXR radio. There are also audio recordings of Krasner's lectures in series 2.10.

Krasner's papers also include writings and reminiscences by Krasner; writings about Krasner; printed materials such as exhibition catalogs and clippings; and one scrapbook containing clippings and photographs. Numerous photographs are of Krasner, including portrait photographs taken by Hans Namuth; of Krasner with Jackson Pollock and family and friends, and of her exhibitions and artwork.

Users should note that Pollock's and Krasner's papers contain similar types of material that often overlap in subject matter, especially among the correspondence and photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Jackson Pollock papers and Lee Krasner papers about Jackson Pollock, circa 1914-1984 (Box 1-7, 16, OV 18, FC 19-22; 7.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Lee Krasner papers, circa 1927-1984 (Box 7-15, 17; 8.6 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jackson Pollock was born in 1912, in Cody, Wyoming, the youngest of five sons. His family moved several times during his childhood, finally settling in Los Angeles. In 1930 he joined his older brother, Charles, in New York City, and studied with Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League of New York. Pollock worked during the 1930s for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. During 1936 he worked in artist David Alfaro Siqueiros's Experimental Workshop. In 1938 he began psychiatric treatment for alcoholism, and his artwork was greatly influenced by Jungian analysis and the exploration of unconscious symbolism.

In 1943 Pollock had his first one-man exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim's New York gallery, Art of this Century, and continued to exhibit there over the next several years. A major turning point in Pollock's life and art was in 1945 when he married fellow artist Lee Krasner and moved to East Hampton, Long Island. There he developed his mature painting style, and became famous for his abstract pouring technique on large canvases. The height of his creativity spanned from 1947 to 1952, and his work was promoted by art critic Clement Greenberg. Along with other abstract expressionists including Hans Hofmann, Alfonso Ossorio, and Barnett Newman, he joined the Betty Parsons Gallery in 1947. He had his most successful one-man show in 1950 which was widely publicized and praised. This exhibition, combined with a 1949 feature article in LIFE magazine, made Pollock an American celebrity.

In 1952 Pollock moved his work to Sidney Janis Gallery and returned to earlier motifs in a search for new breakthroughs. The last few years of his life he suffered from mental and physical health problems, and in August, 1956 he died in a car accident. His wife, Lee Krasner, oversaw his estate and worked with many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, on Pollock retrospective exhibitions.

Lee Krasner was born Lenore Krassner in 1908 in Brooklyn, New York to Russian immigrant parents. In 1926 she was admitted to the Women's Art School of The Cooper Union, and in 1928 she attended the Art Students League. After graduating from The Cooper Union in 1929, she attended the National Academy of Design until 1932. After briefly attending City College and Greenwich House, she worked for the Public Works of Art Project and the Temporary Emergency Relief Administration, and finally became an assistant in 1935 on the WPA Federal Art Project, Mural Division. From 1937 to 1940 she studied at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts and began exhibiting with the American Abstract Artists group.

In 1942 Krasner met Pollock as they were both preparing to exhibit work in the same show. Although they married and she became immersed in his career, she continued to exhibit her own work with other abstract artists and from 1946 to 1949 worked on the Little Image painting series. In 1953 she began working on collages, a medium she would come back to again later in her career. After Pollock's death her work was greatly influence by her sadness and anger, creating a visible evolution of her style.

For the rest of her career, Krasner consistently exhibited her work in both group and solo exhibitions. She had her first retrospective at Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 1965, and in 1966, she joined Marlborough Gallery, New York which represented Pollock's work as well. In the 1970s and early 1980s Krasner won many awards for her achievement in the visual arts, including the Augustus St. Gaudens Medal and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She returned to the medium of collage, and in 1976 joined the Pace Gallery, New York. In 1981 she joined the Robert Miller Gallery, New York. Lee Krasner continued creating art until her death in 1984.
Related Material:
Found in the Archives of American Art are the Charles Pollock Papers, 1902-1990, which includes correspondence, photographs, and other files relating to his brother, Jackson Pollock. Other resources in the Archives are oral history interviews with Lee Krasner, including a series of interviews conducted by Dorothy Seckler between 1964 and 1968, and interviews conducted by Barbara Rose in 1966 and Doloris Holmes in 1972.
Provenance:
The papers of Jackson Pollock were donated in 1983 by Lee Krasner through Eugene V. Thaw shortly before her death. Additional material about Pollock and the papers of Lee Krasner were donated in 1985 by Eugene V. Thaw, executor of Lee Krasner's estate.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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:
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
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Citation:
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1914-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.polljack
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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ac60d2fa-adb8-4919-9ebb-ddef5dfaa3f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-polljack
Online Media:

Davis, Bill

Collection Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948-1952
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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:
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1914-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers / Series 1: Jackson Pollock papers and Lee Krasner papers about Jackson Pollock / 1.2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99b240312-1470-4952-a717-e6d9fb727734
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-polljack-ref38

Davis, Bill

Series Creator:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Series Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Series 2: Color Photographs
Scurlock Studio Records, Series 2: Color Photographs / 2.1: Clients
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87c54dcee-0236-4066-9d65-275624b0d827
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s02-ref190

Let's all join hands [music]

Composer:
Davis, Bill  Search this
Hodges, Johnny  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (copy scores, 31 cm.)
Container:
Box 198, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Piano vocal scores
Scope and Contents:
2 scores
Let's all join hands is contained in one folder consisting of 1 four page piano vocal score and 1 one page piano vocal score in F Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "The greatest riches in the world are not of gems or gold ...". One page piano vocal score appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Piano vocal scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.13: L
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8299f8c29-0788-44b6-a9a8-e9af7a45cf7f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref41798

Organ [music]

Composer:
Davis, Bill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (part (photocopy), 28 cm.)
14 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
1 Item (part (photocopy), 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 259, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Scope and Contents:
16 parts
Organ is contained in one folder consisting of 1 part in Eb Major concert (?), and 15 parts in Bb Major concert (?) -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in Eb Major (?) for unidentified treble instrument. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- (iii) Parts in Bb Major (?) for drums (2). -- All items except grouping iii from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Grouping iii from the Mercer Ellington Library.
General:
Part for unidentified treble instrument in grouping i (photocopy) is originally noted on the verso of "Stormy weather." Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, water spots.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.16: O
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cce54338-bc6e-4b03-b8bb-611090a7a881
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref43438

Things Ain't What They Used To Be [sound recording]

Performer:
Davis, Bill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Manuscripts
Music
Sound recordings
General:
Test pressing.
Participant or Performer Note:
Davis, Bill
Other Title:
One For My Baby.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Music
Sound recordings -- Phonograph records -- Discs
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 6: Sound Recordings / 6.2: Original Discs (10" and 12") / "One for My Baby" / "Things Ain't What" Wild Bill Davis Organ [or Les Strand?]
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8da6ad088-49df-46da-9513-574345a9f84b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref52765

Things Ain't What They Used To Be [sound recording]

Performer:
Davis, Bill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Manuscripts
Music
Sound cassette
General:
Test pressing.
Participant or Performer Note:
Davis, Bill
Other Title:
One For My Baby.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Music
Sound cassette
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 6: Sound Recordings / 6.3: Preservation Masters /  Things Ain't What They Used To Be/One For My Baby - Wild Bill Davis, 301.15-.16
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85b0cc93e-2a15-4706-967f-e5e0282e7495
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref52766

Things Ain't What They Used To Be [sound recording]

Performer:
Davis, Bill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Manuscripts
Music
Sound cassette
General:
Test pressing.
Participant or Performer Note:
Davis, Bill
Other Title:
One For My Baby.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Music
Sound cassette
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 6: Sound Recordings / 6.1: Reference Cassettes / Things Ain't What They Used To Be/One For My Baby - Wild Bill Davis
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ae2acc40-ddd6-44f1-a9a8-b83058860d79
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref52767

Things Ain't What They Used To Be [sound recording]

Performer:
Davis, Bill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Manuscripts
Music
Sound cassette
General:
Test pressing.
Participant or Performer Note:
Davis, Bill
Other Title:
One For My Baby.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Music
Sound cassette
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 6: Sound Recordings / 6.1: Reference Cassettes / Things Ain't What They Used To Be/One For My Baby - Wild Bill Davis
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d4f57637-fd25-4302-befe-8d21cf69c5c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref52768

Drawings and watercolours by 13 British artists : Frank Auerbach, John Davies, Bill Jacklin, R.B. Kitaj, Oskar Kokoschka, John Lessore, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Tom Phillips, John Piper, Graham Sutherland, David Walker Barker, John Wonnacott : Mar. - Apr. 1981

Author:
Marlborough Fine Art (London) Ltd  Search this
Physical description:
42 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1981
20th century
Topic:
Drawing  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1928 .D73 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637426

Baseball, signed by the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals

Associated institution:
St. Louis Cardinals  Search this
Maker:
Davega Sports  Search this
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball, autographed
autographed baseball
Date made:
1934
Subject:
Baseball  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.149
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.149
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-2c42-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1062870
Online Media:

Bill Davis, 1933- [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
South Africa
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Warren M. Robbins Library, National Museum of African Art
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_1252

Biographical information, awards, and photocopies of photographs

Collection Creator:
Peratrovich, Roy, Sr., 1908-1989  Search this
Peratrovich, Elizabeth, 1911-1958  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1987
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Peratrovich family papers, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Peratrovich family papers
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4caf99811-aaa8-4759-9248-644df56e8a5b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-078-ref12
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