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Folio Illustration from the Sarre Qazwini (reversed image): The Sea of Zanzibar, Saksar Island, The Soft-Legged People (FGA 54.64V)

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 13 cm. x 18 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Scope and Contents:
- Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.13: Photo File 13 (3 vols.) "Miscellaneous, Shah's Museum and related objects," Subseries 4.13.3: Vol. 3, Image No. 23 (Negative Number: 5005): Qazwīnī Manuscript, 14th c., Jīnni attacking man. Sarre Collection."
- Additional information from Julie Badiee's dissertation reads, "The Sarre Qazwīnī. This copy of the cosmography is presently divided between the Freer Gallery of Art and the New York Public Library. The manuscript lacks a colophon, and its miniatures, which are executed in a fine though hybrid style, have been the subject of considerable scholarly debate. Friedrich Sarre was the first to publish the manuscript. In an article appearing in 1907 which discussed the illustrations of the seven planets, he considered the work to be probably fifteenth century. Later he assigned it to Iran. [...]. When the manuscript appeared in the Burlington House Exhibition of 1931 its archaic character was recognized and it became known as a manuscript of the "Mesopotamian style." The most recent research has led to the latest consensus, which places the manuscript in Jalayirid Iraq." [Julie Badiee, "An Islamic Cosmography: The Illustrations of the Sarre Qazwīnī," The University of Michigan, 1978]
Arrangement:
Glass Negatives, numbered from 1 to 5,066, without any apparent organization, are housed in document boxes and stored on shelves.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.5005
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
manuscripts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.5005
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc39113f5bb-73ce-4111-a94d-cab5d565d366
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref29863

Lily Spandorf drawings

Creator:
Spandorf, Lily  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (754 drawings (visual works))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Drawings
Date:
1967-1998, undated
Summary:
This collection consists of 754 pen-and-ink, watercolor, and gouache drawings and paintings by artist Lily Spandorf. They depict scenes from various years of the Festival of American Folklife and its successor, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Scope and Contents:
The Lily Spandorf drawings consist of 754 pen-and-ink, watercolor, and gouache drawings and paintings and date from 1967-1998. Some pieces contain drawings on both the recto and verso, and some drawings are unfinished. Lily Spandorf, an Austrian-born, Washington, D.C.-based artist, created the drawings each year at the Festival of American Folklife (later the Smithsonian Folklife Festival) over a thirty-year span. Many Festival programs are represented, particularly the bicentennial programs of 1976.

Many drawings were recieved with no label information, so at present, these drawings remain undated and only very generally described. As more information regarding individual drawings is gathered, more specific descriptive information will be added.
Arrangement note:
Arranged by size in appropriate folders and boxes (oversized flat boxes and document case) and further arranged by number assigned to drawings. Numbers were randomly assigned to drawings after the collection was acquired and do not reflect a specific order, chronological or otherwise.

Sixteen drawings and paintings are framed and displayed in the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage offices.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lily Spandorf was born in Vienna, Austria in 1914. An honors graduate of the Vienna Academy of Arts, she left Austria in 1938 to continue her art education at London's St. Martin's School of Art. During World War II, she volunteered for the Red Cross in Scotland. She also worked and lived in Italy, where she became attracted to painting scenes outdoors. She first moved to New York City in 1959, but found the city too vast and hectic and eventually moved to Washington D.C. in 1960, where she settled into an apartment in Dupont Circle.

From the very first Festival of American Folklife (later the Smithsonian Folklife Festival) in 1967, she brought her cart full of materials and supplies to the National Mall and sketched Festival scenes, documenting people, performances, settings, and activities for over three decades. Her work often appeared in the Washington Star newspaper. Her paintings and drawings of Washington, D.C. scenes and cityscapes were featured in a 1988 book called Washington Never More, as well as the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, and National Geographic. She was also the subject of a documentary film produced and directed by Barr Weissman. In 1988, she was the first local solo artist to be exhibited at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her annual paintings and drawings of the White House Christmas decorations were acquired by the White House Historical Association, and her work documenting the filming of Advise and Consent was acquired by the U.S. Senate. She continued to produce work until she passed away in February 2000 at the age of 85.
Provenance:
The Lily Spandorf drawings were acquired by Richard Kurin, former director of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and Diana Parker, former director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Thanks to generous donations and support from the Smithsonian Women's Committee and the general public, the Smithsonian purchased Spandorf's drawings from the Lily Spandorf Distribution Trust in 2001.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Folk musicians  Search this
Folk singers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Drawings
Citation:
Lily Spandorf drawings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SPAN
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Lily Spandorf drawings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5feaec0d7-bf2d-4156-96f9-729f051198db
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-span
Online Media:

[John Bull locomotive in Smithsonian's Arts & Industries building. Active No. 69 : interpositive.]

Topic:
John Bull (locomotive)
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Names:
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
RSN 8151
General:
Currently stored in box 1.2.16 [17], moved from [16].
View of John Bull locomotive on display in the Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. 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.
Topic:
Exhibitions -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Locomotives -- 19th century  Search this
Museums -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Railroads -- Trains -- 19th century.  Search this
Museum buildings -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1890-1920 -- Interpositives -- Glass.
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.2: H.C. White Interpositives / RSN Numbers 8091-8191
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84aeef79d-d1bb-489a-ba4e-1597603f286f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref1576

Ardeshir Mohasses Drawings

Creator:
Muḥaṣṣiṣ, Ardashīr, 1938-2008  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Cubic feet (Two tall legal size flip top boxes, one 30 in. x 21 in. oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1981-1985, undated
Scope and Contents:
Drawings and lithographs by Ardeshir Mohasses. All dated materials are from the early 1980s, after he decided to permanently reside and work in New York City. Subjects include commentary on and satire of the Iranian political situation, but also animal figures and street scenes.
Arrangement:
Organized into two series: Series 1: Drawings Series 2: Lithographs
Biographical / Historical:
Ardeshir Mohasses (also romanized Ardešir Moḥaṣṣeṣṣ, Ardashir Mohases, Persian: ردشير محصص) was born September 9, 1938 in Rasht, Iran. One of four children, and cousin to the noted artist Bahman Mohasses, he was raised in Lahijan. Ardeshir Mohasses began his career as an illustrator as a student in the 1950s, contributing work to Towfiq, a satirical publication. Although he applied to and was accepted by the University of Tehran's Faculty of Fine Arts, he opted to study political science and never trained formally as an artist. After graduating university in 1962, he briefly worked as a civil servant before deciding to pursue art full time. His work appeared in Iranian publications including Ketāb-e hafta and Kayhān, cementing his reputation as a leading illustrator and pioneer of satirical cartoons in Iran by the late 1960s. He published several volumes of work through the 1970s.

By the 1970s, Mohasses gained increasing recognition internationally, leading to publication of his work in major outlets in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He also exhibited works and toured in the United States. Facing hostility from the government of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Mohasses relocated to New York City in 1976 and decided to remain following the 1979 Iranian Revolution. He continued working, satirizing and criticizing the new Iranian government as he had the old.

Mohasses' health declined following a Parkinson's disease diagnosis in 1986 and other challenges. He continued publishing, including Ardeshir Mohassess: Closed Circuit History (1989) and Life in Iran: The Library of Congress Drawings (1994). He remained active until his death in New York on October 9, 2008. His life and legacy were celebrated at the conference "Ardeshir Mohassess, Art, Politics, and Beyond" at New York University, October 9-10, 2010, as well as Ardeshir: The Rebellious Artist by Bahman Maghsoudlou, a revised version of a documentary originally released in 1972 as Ardeshir Mohasses and His Caricatures.
Provenance:
Gift of Farzad and Neda Rastegar, 2019.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Topic:
Iran  Search this
Citation:
Ardeshir Mohasses Drawings. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Farzad and Neda Rastegar.
Identifier:
FSA.A2019.01
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Ardeshir Mohasses Drawings
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc35eb389d6-033c-48b4-8ce3-71b45b27a445
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2019-01

Congo No. 21. La fabrication du vin de palme

Photographer:
Visser, Robert, 1860-1937  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
ca. 1915
Scope and Contents:
Translated postcard caption reads, "Congo - The production of palm wine."
Printed text on recto reads: "Photographie R. Visser, Déposé."
Items EEPA CG-01-07 and EEPA CF-01-08 bear duplicate recto images.
Robert Visser photograph reproduced on postcard is part of series of images carved into an ivory tusk which is now part of the National Museum of African Art (2007-1-2).
Local Numbers:
EEPA CG-01-07
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Agriculture  Search this
Vernacular architecture -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CG 2011-001-0578
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African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 11: Congo Belge (CG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo777326c92-d543-496d-8eae-736334d75099
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2515

Letter, (Exhibit G) to Dr. Grace Hopper from Elmore G. Lawton, LTC, CE Army Map Service, Washington, D.C.

Collection Creator:
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
3 December 1953
Scope and Contents:
Interested in trying A-2 Compiler on their problems, has promise of increasing efficiency of computing with UNIVAC.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
Collection Citation:
Grace Murray Hopper Collection, 1944-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Grace Murray Hopper Collection
Grace Murray Hopper Collection / Series 6: Compiling Routines
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep820989573-423b-454d-802e-4691c2490200
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0324-ref338

[Duke Ellington portrait : photoprint]

Photographer:
Opisc [?] Butler  Search this
Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photoprint, Silver gelatin on paper, unmounted, 10 x 8".)
Container:
Box 14, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Portraits
Photographs
Date:
[1923.]
Scope and Contents:
The young Ellington, wearing a hat, suit and tie. Inscribed in ink: "To my darling Mother- / in-Law who always / says, 'Ellington's / right' / Your Son / Duke". "Opisc [?] -Butler / New York" in negative, at lower right Date in pencil on verso, as well as "Washington-- [illegible letter] James."
Local Numbers:
03041502.tif (AC Scan No.)
General:
Another copy of this print, trimmed flush and in worse condition, is in the folder.
Exhibitions Note:
Scan file sold to Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (Laura Schiavo, contact), warm-toned print for exhibition use, 2003/03/13.
Forms part of:
Ruth Ellington Collection Photographs (Series 9).
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American composers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Portraits -- African American men
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 2: Photographs / 2.4: Ella Fitzgerald with Family, Colleagues, and Friends / Duke Ellington various shots, various dates
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81e867d68-531e-4872-a0a0-8ec1b84676d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2774

Frank Sinatra: [photograph,]

Photographer?:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Names:
Jazz Photographs: Composed and Improvised (Archives Center display cases, National Museum of American History, March 28-May 10, 2005).  Search this
Collection Creator:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-1/2" x 3-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
January, 1961
Scope and Contents:
Photograph of Frank Sinatra rehearsing for Kennedy Inaugural Gala, January 1961. Ella Fitzgerald, possible photographer.
Local Numbers:
AC0584.0000005.tif (AC Scan, Front)
Exhibitions Note:
Shown in exhibition "Jazz Photographs: Composed and Improvised," Archives Center display cases, National Museum of American History, March 28-May 10, 2005.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials can be used.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Presidents -- Inauguration -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Singers  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-2000 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ella Fitzgerald Papers
Ella Fitzgerald Papers / Series 2: Photographs / 2.7: Photographs from Friends and Fans / Sinatra, Frank and Harry Belafonte, Gene Kelly, Peter Lawford Kennedy Inauguration Gala, 1961
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep892b11f7d-f325-473e-bf9e-61968292a954
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0584-ref2779

indiVISIBLE: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Symposia
Podcast
MIME Type:
video/mp4
Uploaded:
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:30:00 GMT
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more episodes:
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Live Events
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_77a4419e24d5759c93160bf9c4bc9573

Field to Factory Exhibit Opening Remarks

Field worker:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
FP-1994-CT-0698
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, February 4, 1987.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Documentary  Search this
Migration  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-1994-CT-0698
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Non-Commercial / Compact Audio Cassettes (CT)
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5ad52943e-0245-488e-b4d2-166f9dd9053f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref9079

Reception for opening of Southeast Pottery Exhibit- recorded at Museum of American History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Southeast Pottery Program Washington, D.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
FP-1984-CT-0053
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 7, 1984.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-1984-CT-0053
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Non-Commercial / Compact Audio Cassettes (CT)
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk55bda2472-8548-4ce6-9c05-3171fb82c31b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref9151

"Focus On Flight" Exhibit and "Images of Flight" Book Materials

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Series note:
This series consists of mixed materials (copy photography and documents) used in the creation of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) exhibit, Focus on Flight: Four Decades of Aerial Photography (Rudy Arnold and Hans Groenhoff), on display in Gallery 104 of the NASM National Mall Building from November 16, 1984, through September 2, 1985, and the related book by curator E. T. (Tim) Wooldridge, Images of Flight: The Aviation Photography of Rudy Arnold, published for the National Air and Space Museum by Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington, D.C.), 1986.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0356, Series 5
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2e95336ee-20ab-4d1e-9561-1e9a6f82cf96
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref12

James Graham & Sons records

Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Names:
Coe Kerr Gallery  Search this
Duveen-Graham (Gallery)  Search this
Graham Gallery  Search this
Graham Modern (Gallery)  Search this
Cicero, Carmen, 1926-  Search this
Coheleach, Guy  Search this
Crile, Susan, 1942-  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978  Search this
Duveen, Albert  Search this
Fogel, Seymour, 1911-1984  Search this
Fried, Nancy  Search this
Graham, Robert Claverhouse, 1913-1994  Search this
Kriesberg, Irving, 1919-  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing, 1869-1955  Search this
Santlofer, Jonathan, 1946-  Search this
Schley, Reeve, 1936-  Search this
Stevens, Peter  Search this
Thorne, Joan, 1943-  Search this
Trieff, Selina, 1934-  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Wyeth, Jamie, 1946-  Search this
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
103.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1821
1815
circa 1896-2011
Summary:
The records of the New York City gallery James Graham & Sons measure 103.6 linear feet and date from 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011 (bulk 1950s-1980s). The collection generally documents the gallery's contemporary art department during the time in which Robert Claverhouse Graham, Sr. worked at the gallery (1940-1979); records prior to 1954 are sparse and scattered. Gallery records include artist files; correspondence; exhibition files; financial records; inventory records; printed materials; sales, loans, and consignment records; scrapbooks; and photographic materials. Also found are records from Coe Kerr Gallery regarding exhibitions.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the New York City gallery James Graham & Sons measure 103.6 linear feet and date from 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011 (bulk 1950s-1980s). The collection generally documents the gallery's contemporary art department during the time in which Robert Claverhouse Graham, Sr. worked at the gallery (1940-1979); records prior to 1954 are sparse and scattered. Gallery records include artist files; correspondence; exhibition files; financial records; inventory records; printed materials; sales, loans, and consignment records; scrapbooks; and photographic materials. Also found are records from Coe Kerr Gallery regarding exhibitions of artwork by Jamie Wyeth, and to a lesser extent, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth.

Over the years, the gallery changed names and established contemporary art departments. In addition to records of James Graham & Sons, the collection holds the records of Duveen-Graham Modern Art (in partnership with Albert Duveen), Graham Gallery, Graham Modern, JG|Contemporary, and, to a lesser extent, The Clapp and Graham Co.

Alphabetical files are a mix of business correspondence and business records. The bulk of the series contains correspondence with galleries, museums, other institutions, and, to a lesser extent, clients regarding sales, consignments, and loans of artwork. Also found are materials relevant to the daily operations of the gallery, including correspondence, subject files, and scattered financial, business and legal records.

Exhibition files provide scattered documentation of the gallery's exhibitions through catalogs, clippings, correspondence, guest books, notes, photographs, press materials, price lists, and sales receipts and other financial records.

Artists' Files document the numerous artists who have been represented by the gallery, especially modern American artists. Folders for each artist can contain a variety of materials, including correspondence with the artist or with institutions regarding consignments, loans, sales and exhibitions; photographic materials primarily of artwork; sales invoices; exhibition catalogs, postcards, and other printed materials; press releases; magazine and newspaper clippings; price lists; artist binders; and research materials on artists and artwork. Also found are some subject files, per original arrangement. There is extensive material related to artists Carmen Cicero, Susan Crile, Elaine De Kooning's portrait of President John F. Kennedy, Edwin Dickinson, muralist Seymour Fogel, Nancy Fried, Irving Kriesberg, Gari Melchers, Jonathan Santlofer, Reeve Schley, Peter Stevens, Joan Thorne, and Selina Trieff.

Artwork files document sales, consignments, and loans of artwork primarily from the mid-1980s to 2000s. Materials include agreements and contracts; condition reports; correspondence; invoices and receipts; photographs of artwork; shipping records; and photocopied printed material and other documentation. This series requires written permission from the donor in order to access.

Sales records from 1959-1984 (missing 1974) are found in the Financial Records series. Also found are check stub books from the mid-late 1950s; price lists; records for the Four Seasons Charter Corp.; and scattered banking, consignment, tax, and other financial records. Inventory cards from mid-1950s-1970s and inventory lists, often with notations and prices, are found in the series Inventory Records.

Coe Kerr Gallery Records regarding the Wyeths document Jamie Wyeth's exhibitions primarily from the mid-1970s-early 1980s. Also found is limited material regarding Andrew Wyeth and N.C. Wyeth. Materials include correspondence, photographs, exhibition printed materials, and extensive newspaper clippings.

There are exhibition catalogs, books, announcements, magazines, clippings, postcards, posters and other printed materials related to artists, John Graham & Sons exhibitions, and exhibitions by Graham artists held at other galleries and museums. Also found is an 1815 fifty cent note which was redeemed in 1821.

Seven scrapbooks document discrete aspects of the business, including the gallery's advertising, participation in an art fair, and the careers of artists Guy Coheleach and Van Dearing Perrine. Materials housed in the scrapbooks include clippings, catalogs, photographs, and other printed materials.

Photographic Materials include mostly black and white photographs, negatives, slides and transparencies of artwork; scattered photographs of installations, artists, and the gallery; and a handful of personal snapshots. The bulk of the photographs are undated, but were likely printed between 1950s-1990s.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as ten series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Alphabetical Files, circa 1896, 1902-1999, bulk 1955-1986 (Boxes 1-15, 102; 15 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1912, 1947-2004 (Boxes 16-24, 102; 8.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Artists' Files, circa 1907-2006, bulk 1955-1999 (Boxes 24-62, 95-96, 102-110; 47.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork Files, circa early 1900s-2011, bulk mid-1980s-2009 (Boxes 63-71, 94, 101; 9.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Financial Records, circa 1937-1993 (Boxes 72-76, 96; 4.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Inventory Records, circa 1954-1993 (Boxes 76-78, 96; 2.1 linear feet)

Series 7: Coe Kerr Gallery Records Regarding Wyeths, 1964-1988 (Boxes 78-80, 97; 2.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Printed Materials, 1815, 1821, 1949-2006 (Boxes 81-82, 97; 2.1 linear feet)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1897-1990s (Boxes 82, 98-100; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographic Materials, 1929-1990s (Boxes 83-93, 96, 100-101, 110; 11.5 linear feet)
Historical Note:
The James Graham & Sons gallery has been owned and managed by the Graham family in New York City since 1857. Throughout its history, the gallery has specialized in decorative arts, antiques, and 19th-early 20th century and contemporary American art.

In 1857, Samuel Graham founded a gallery at 66 Third Street and specialized in furniture. Graham was joined by his son James in the 1880s and expanded the business to include antiques and decorative arts. James A. Graham, the third generation Graham, joined the gallery in the early 20th century. James Graham and antiques dealer Marshall Clapp created Clapp & Graham in 1914, a partnership which was dissolved around 1940.

James R. Graham, the fourth generation Graham, joined the gallery in 1937, followed by his brother Robert Claverhouse Graham, Sr. in 1940. The gallery was then named James Graham & Sons and was located at 514 Madison Avenue. At this time, the gallery specialized in bronzes, ceramics, silver, sculptures, and 19th-early 20th century American art. Robert C. Graham, Sr. introduced modern American art, especially The Eight, into the gallery's inventory.

In 1955, the gallery moved to 1014 Madison Avenue, where it remained until the late 2000s. That same year, Graham opened its first contemporary department with Albert Duveen. Duveen-Graham Modern Art gallery was based on the third floor of the Madison Avenue building and dealt solely in contemporary art until its closing in 1958. Robert C. Graham, Jr. (Robin) joined the gallery in 1963, becoming the fifth generation Graham to run the family business. The gallery is currently located at 32 East 67th Street.

Betsy Fahlman's "James Graham & Sons: A Century and a Half in the Art Business" (2007) was a valuable resource in constructing this Historical Note.
Related Material:
Among the other resources relating to James Graham & Sons in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Robert Claverhouse Graham, November 19, 1976, and the David Herbert papers, 1950-1995.
Provenance:
The James Graham & Sons records were donated in 2007, 2008, and 2012 by Priscilla Caldwell and Jay Grimm of James Graham & Sons and in 2018 by Cameron Shay of James Graham & Sons.
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.
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 -- Economic aspects  Search this
Painting -- United States  Search this
Sculpture -- United States  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jamegras
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jamegras
Online Media:

Gruger, F.R. [Frederic], Traveling Exhibition

Collection Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Container:
Box 41, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982-1983
Collection 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.
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:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Graham & Sons records
James Graham & Sons records / Series 3: Artists' Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94481f9c2-de1f-4b28-8334-7de70034fa06
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jamegras-ref1050

Holland, Harry, Exhibition (Jan. 5-30, 1991)

Collection Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Container:
Box 42, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-1990
Collection 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.
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:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Graham & Sons records
James Graham & Sons records / Series 3: Artists' Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95f4b7234-8c4b-47ce-839c-eea62234dc47
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jamegras-ref1079

1988 Exhibition

Collection Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Container:
Box 46, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987-1989
Collection 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.
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:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
James Graham & Sons records
James Graham & Sons records / Series 3: Artists' Files / Kriesberg, Irving
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f062d77d-de92-4d0f-b419-749e27fcafec
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jamegras-ref1159

[Exhibitions]

Collection Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Container:
Box 46, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-1989
Collection 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.
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:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Graham & Sons records
James Graham & Sons records / Series 3: Artists' Files / Kriesberg, Irving
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e2ea3b6b-9cac-410a-b751-4d7e685cc13a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jamegras-ref1162

Matulka, Jan and Vaclav Vytlacil Exhibition (Oct. 20 - Nov. 14, 1992)

Collection Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Container:
Box 48, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Collection 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.
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:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Graham & Sons records
James Graham & Sons records / Series 3: Artists' Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92737a0a2-a1ab-47b3-b78f-54097dd65c49
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jamegras-ref1209

Correspondence with Clients and Lenders to Exhibition

Collection Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Container:
Box 48, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1980
Collection 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.
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:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Graham & Sons records
James Graham & Sons records / Series 3: Artists' Files / Melchers, Gari
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91660e1b4-d38c-4c58-9266-af66fcc42919
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jamegras-ref1225

Exhibition (1978)

Collection Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Container:
Box 48, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978
Collection 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.
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:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
James Graham & Sons records
James Graham & Sons records / Series 3: Artists' Files / Melchers, Gari
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c45a2245-b84d-4345-b315-dedc1105b5ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jamegras-ref1226

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