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Exposition Internationale / Paris 1937 [Italian pavilion : reproduction in blue of black-and-white photograph on postcard]

Names:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Italian Exhibit (Paris, France)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.  Search this
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 6".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
France
Paris (France)
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
AC0519-0000039.tif (AC Scan)
General:
In Box 78.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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  Search this
Lighting  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Reproductions
Postcards -- 1930-1940
Picture postcards -- 1930-1940
Collection Citation:
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, 1841-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection / Series 1: World 's Fairs Materials / Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Paris, postcards
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0519-ref978

Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-2011, bulk 1911-1960

Creator:
Meiere, M. Hildreth, d. 1961-  Search this
Meiere, M. Hildreth, d. 1961-  Search this
Subject:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Dunn, Louise Meière  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Transcripts
Video recordings
Photographs
Poetry
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Place:
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939
Topic:
War relief  Search this
Travel  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War I, 1914-1918  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5982
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)228718
AAA_collcode_meiemari
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_228718
Online Media:

Hildreth Meière papers

Creator:
Meiere, M. Hildreth, d. 1961  Search this
Names:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Dunn, Louise Meière  Search this
Extent:
27.3 Linear feet
1.4 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Slides (photographs)
Transcripts
Video recordings
Photographs
Poetry
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Place:
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939
Date:
1901-2011
bulk 1911-1960
Summary:
The papers of Hildreth Meière measure 27.3 linear feet and 1.40 GB and date from 1901 to 2011, with the bulk of material dating from 1911 to 1960. The collection documents Meière's life and travels, and her long and prolific career as an architectural muralist through biographical material, correspondence, writings, thirteen diaries, files regarding her war relief work during the Spanish Civil War and World War II, printed and digital materials, extensive photographs and slides, eight sketchbooks, and two videocassettes and 93 reels of motion picture film documenting her travels, her volunteer efforts in Spain following the civil war, artwork, and home movies.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Hildreth Meière measure 27.3 linear feet and 1.40 GB and date from 1901 to 2011, with the bulk of material dating from 1911 to 1960. The collection documents Meière's life and travels, and her long and prolific career as an architectural muralist through biographical material, correspondence, writings, thirteen diaries, files regarding her war relief work during the Spanish Civil War and World War II, printed and digital materials, extensive photographs and slides, eight sketchbooks, and two videocassettes and 93 reels of motion picture film documenting her travels, her volunteer efforts in Spain following the civil war, artwork, and home movies.

Biographical material includes an autobiographical narrative written by Meière, her many awards and certificates, membership information, passports, her U.S. Navy service records from World War I, documentation of her brief marriage and family genealogy, obituaries, and memorial service documentation. Also found are extensive writings and research conducted by Meière's daughter, Louise Meière Dunn, which include a complete list of Meière's commissions, detailed biographical narratives, and records of Meière's works held elsewhere.

The papers contain Meière's personal and family correspondence, travel correspondence, and business correspondence regarding professional activities. Much of the correspondence with family and friends was written during Meière's extensive travels over the world. Both family and travel correspondence have extensive indexes, summaries, and in some cases, transcripts prepared by Meière's daughter, Louise Meière Dunn. Some of the indexes, summaries and transcripts are digital. Writings include poetry and diaries kept during childhood and school years, travel diaries, essays and talks written about Meière's work, writings Meière prepared for committees of the National Mural Painters Association, and detailed travelogues of her trips to Constantinople and the Balkans in 1933, to Russia in 1936, her "Grand Tour" to Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, and Europe in 1952-1953, and her "Holy Land" tour of the Middle East in 1954.

Civilian War Service Records document Meière's efforts at war relief organization during and after the Spanish Civil War and during World War II. The Spanish Civil War files include extensive photographs provided by the Spanish government as well as three motion picture films documenting refugees and damaged architecture and public artwork shot by Meière during a trip sponsored by Franco's government. World War II activities concern Meière's efforts to organize artists in the United States to design and execute murals and other works of public art at military facilities around the U.S.

Travel records include maps, ephemera, slides, and 83 motion picture films taken on trips abroad between 1933 and 1958. Trips include Eastern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean Region and the Middle East, South America, Mexico and Guatemala, India, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and the UK. The motion picture films are mostly shot in Kodachrome color and many contain intertitles prepared by Meière to identify locations for travel lectures.

Printed materials consist primarily of clippings and publications that reference Meière's work, contain profiles of her, or contain published writings by her. A single published educational film is also found, given to her by an Australian filmmaker friend. Additional photographs, digital photographs and moving images include personal photographs of Meière, with portraits by Peter A. Juley and Sons and Berenice Abbott, photographs of many of her commissioned works, and a few photographs of artwork by others. Home movies show Meière with friends in 1926 and 1940. Among the photographic documentation of artworks by Meière and others are motion picture films of the 1939 New York World's Fair, the D.C. Municipal Building Frieze, and the 1937 Paris Fair; also found are 311 lantern slides and 201 glass copy negatives of her own completed works as well as murals she documented while traveling, notably murals in Norway and Oberammergau, Bavaria, taken in the 1930s.

Eight sketchbooks date to her early years as an art student and artist and include many figure studies, landscapes, and theatrical sketches made at home and abroad.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 8 series. Indexes, summaries, and transcripts prepared by Louise Meière Dunn that relate directly to archival materials in the collection are found throughout the collection with the material they describe. These indices are particularly rich in Series 2, Correspondence.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1915-2003 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1, 14, OV18)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1901-2011 (3 linear feet; Boxes 1-4, RD19, 0.038 GB; ER01-ER03)

Series 3: Writings, 1904-1960 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 4: Civilian War Service Records, 1938-2006 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 5-6, 15, FC 28-30, 1.33 GB; ER05)

Series 5: Travel Records, 1933-1958 (12.8 linear feet; Boxes 6-10, 15, OV18, FC 31-111)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1913-1998 (2.1 linear feet; Boxes 10-12, 15, FC 112)

Series 7: Photographs and Moving Images, 1915-1966 (5.8 linear feet; Boxes 12-13, 16, 20-27, FC 17, 113-127, 0.029 GB; ER04)

Series 8: Sketchbooks, 1911-1922 (0.4 linear feet; Box 13)
Biographical / Historical:
Hildreth Meière (1892-1961) was born in Flushing, New York, and had a prolific career from 1921-1961 as an architectural muralist working primarily in an Art Deco style. Meière painted murals and designed for various mediums including mosaic, metal, and stained glass. In 1956 the American Institute of Architects awarded Meière their Fine Arts Medal.

Meière was educated at New York's Convent of the Sacred Heart, Manhattanville, the Art Students League in New York, the California School of Fine Arts (now San Francisco Art Institute), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in addition to pursuing studies in Italy. Her major commissions include the Nebraska State Capitol at Lincoln, the National Academy of Sciences, the Resurrection Chapel of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. In New York, she designed the Art Deco plaques on the exterior wall of Radio City Music Hall; created mosaic interiors for the Irving Trust Building at 1 Wall Street; and provided ecclesiastical decorations for St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Temple Emanu-El, and elsewhere. She also created murals for the Chicago 1933 Century of Progress Fair, and the 1939 New York World's Fair.

She was also an active officer in the Art Students League and the National Society of Mural Painters. Some of her most inspired collaborations were with the architect Bertram Goodhue in the 1920s, and only his sudden death in 1924 put an end to them, although some projects were finished with the successor firm.

Meière died in 1961 at the age of 68. Her work is remembered in several major publications, including The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière by Catherine Coleman Brawer and Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, with photographs by Meière's granddaughter, Hildreth Meière Dunn, published in 2014; and the catalog of the 2009 exhibition at St. Bonaventure University, curated by Brawer and photographed by Dunn, entitled Walls Speak: the Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière.
Provenance:
A majority of the collection placed on deposit 2001 by Louise Meière Dunn, daughter of Hildreth Meière. The collection was donated incrementally by Dunn through 2012. Donations occurred 2001-2007, and again in 2010-2012.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires and appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mosaicists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
War relief  Search this
Travel  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War I, 1914-1918  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Function:
Art commissions
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Transcripts
Video recordings
Photographs
Poetry
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-2011, bulk 1911-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.meiemari
See more items in:
Hildreth Meière papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-meiemari
Online Media:

Exposition internationale des arts et des techniques Paris 1937 [map]

Author:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Subject:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
1 map view : col. ; 54 x 88 cm. folded to 27 x 12 cm
Type:
Maps
Place:
Paris (France)
Date:
1937
C1937
Call number:
T805 1937.A1 A2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1020882

Rapports et compte rendu

Author:
Congrès international de l'évolution culturelle des peuples coloniaux (1937 : Paris)  Search this
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
226 p. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
Date:
1938
Topic:
Indigenous peoples  Search this
Call number:
JV21.1937 .C6X
JV21.1937.C6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_250290

Papers

Author:
Perrin, Jean 1870-1942  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern DSI  Search this
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Author:
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Palais de la découverte (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
4 items
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Manuscripts (documents).)
Sources
Date:
1935
1935-1936
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001127 A
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_180460

Le luminaire 3 séries / par Guillaume Janneau [et] Le luminaire moderne / par Gabriel Henriot; préséntation de Raymond Guidot

Author:
Janneau, Guillaume 1887-1968  Search this
Henriot, Gabriel 1880- Le luminaire moderne  Search this
Subject:
Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (1925 : Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
483 p. : ill. ; 34 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1992
1925
C1992
20th century
Topic:
Art deco  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Call number:
NK6196 .J34L 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_463869

A wider loom? : French colonial preoccupations with West African weaving / Victoria L. Rovine

Author:
Rovine, Victoria  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Maison des artisans soudanais (Bamako, Mali)  Search this
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa, French-speaking West
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Cotton weaving  Search this
Handlooms  Search this
West African strip weaving  Search this
Commerce  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114879

Paris 1937 : international expositon of arts and crafts

Title:
Paris 1937 exposition internationale
Subject:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Date:
1937
1937?]
Call number:
T805 1937.A2 P37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776748

Luminaire moderne

Author:
Henriot, Gabriel 1880-  Search this
Subject:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
4 p. l., 48 leaves of plates ; 34 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1937
[1937]
20th century
Topic:
Lighting  Search this
Lighting, Architectural and decorative  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Call number:
NK8360 .H374X
NK8360 .H374X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_93668

Paris 1937 : magazine officiel / édité par le Commissariat général de l'Exposition

Title:
Paris 1937 : official magazine
Exposition Paris 1937 : arts, crafts, sciences in modern life
Issuing body:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Author:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Subject:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
15 parts in 1 volume : illustrations ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Periodicals
Place:
France
Paris
Date:
1936
1937
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
T805 1937.L1 P3 1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081606

Purpose in design; a survey of the new movement seen in studios and factories and at the Exposition internationale des arts et techniques appliqués à la vie moderne, Paris, 1937, by A. Defries; preface by A.A. Longden

Author:
Defries, Amelia b. 1882  Search this
Subject:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
xv. 238 p., 64 p. of plates illus. (some col.) 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1938
[1938]
Topic:
Design  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Call number:
NK1510 .D4 1938
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_800229

Robert & Sonia Delaunay : International Exposition Paris 1937 / [text by Jean-Louis Delaunay ; edited by Jean-Louis Delaunay, Krystyna Gmurzynska, Mathias Rastorfer ; introduction by Jean-Louis Delaunay]

Title:
Robert and Sonia Delaunay
Author:
Delaunay, Jean-Louis  Search this
Delaunay, Sonia  Search this
Gmurzynska, Krystyna  Search this
Rastorfer, Mathias  Search this
Galerie Gmurzynska  Search this
Subject:
Delaunay, Robert 1885-1941  Search this
Delaunay, Sonia  Search this
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Artist couples  Search this
Call number:
ND553.D357 A4 1997b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823859

Le port de Beira et le pont sur le Zambèze

Author:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Zambezi River
Beira (Mozambique)
Mozambique
Date:
1937
1937?]
Topic:
Bridges  Search this
History  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_724826

Des canons, des munitions? Merci! Des logis-- s.v.p. Monographie du "Pavillon des temps nouveaux" à l'Exposition internationale "Art et technique" de Paris 1937

Title:
Monographie du "Pavillon des temps nouveaux" à l'Exposition internationale "Art et technique" de Paris 1937
Author:
Le Corbusier 1887-1965  Search this
Jeanneret, Pierre 1896-1967  Search this
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Former owner:
Harrison, Wallace K (Wallace Kirkman) 1895- DSI  Search this
Fouilhoux, Jacques André 1879-1945 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
147, [1] p. illus. (part col.; incl. plans, facsims.) diagrs. 24 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Paris
Date:
1938
C1938]
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
City planning  Search this
Housing  Search this
Armies, Cost of  Search this
Call number:
NA9030 .L43 1938
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_731277

Décors éphémères : les expositions jeux d'eau et de lumière / André Granet ; préface du Prince Louis Victor de Broglie

Title:
Décors éphémères, Paris, 1909-1948
Author:
Granet, André 1881-1974  Search this
Broglie, Louis de 1892-1987  Search this
Photographer:
Chevojon, Albert 1865-1925  Search this
Borremans  Search this
Printer:
E. Desfossés-Neogravure (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Grand Palais (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition coloniale internationale de Paris (1931)  Search this
Physical description:
52, [128] pages : chiefly illustrations, plans ; 35 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
France
Paris
Date:
1948
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Electric lighting  Search this
Lighting, Architectural and decorative  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Tour Eiffel (Paris, France)  Search this
Call number:
TK4148.F8 G73 1948
TK4148 .F8 G73 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_759992

Robert & Sonia Delaunay : Weltausstellung, Paris, 1937

Title:
Robert und Sonia Delaunay
Author:
Delaunay, Robert 1885-1941  Search this
Delaunay, Sonia  Search this
Galerie Gmurzynska  Search this
Subject:
Delaunay, Robert 1885-1941  Search this
Delaunay, Sonia  Search this
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
75 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_764507

Les arts indigènes à Madagascar / [par] Marius-Ary Leblond. Bois gravés de Robert Saldo

Author:
Leblond, Marius-Ary  Search this
Saldo, Robert  Search this
France Agence Économique de Madagascar  Search this
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
40 p., : ill., ports. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Madagascar
Date:
1937
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
N7397.6.M3 L43 1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767536

Official guide, May-November / International Exhibition, Paris, 1937, Arts and Crafts in Modern Life

Title:
Arts and crafts in modern life
Exposition internationale: arts and crafts in modern life
Author:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Oudard, Georges 1890-  Search this
Subject:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
212 p., [50] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Guidebooks
Date:
1937
C1937
20th century
Topic:
Civilization, Modern  Search this
Art and technology  Search this
Call number:
T805 1937.A1 E97 1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_773983

Le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg a l'Exposition Internationale de Paris, 1937 / édité par le Commissariat général du gouvernement Luxembourgeois a l'Exposition Internationale de Paris 1937

Author:
Luxembourg Commissariat général du gouvernement Luxembourgeois à l'Exposition internationale de Paris, 1937  Search this
Luxembourg:
Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France))  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Luxembourg
Date:
1937
Topic:
Art, Luxembourg  Search this
Call number:
T805 1937.G1 G73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776038

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