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Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection

Donor:
Shafer, Mary C.  Search this
Sheppard, Stephen  Search this
Landor, Josephine  Search this
Landor, Walter  Search this
Lindsay, Elizabeth R.  Search this
Meggars, Edith R.  Search this
Hallwig, Elizabeth Ann  Search this
Hallwig, O.Morton  Search this
Holt, C.W.  Search this
Krause, Roy  Search this
Willcutts, Viola E.  Search this
Carmody, Stella  Search this
Annis, Esther Pauline  Search this
Coppola, John  Search this
Grossman, Walter  Search this
Frick, Margaret  Search this
Annis, Esther Pauline  Search this
Carmody, Stella  Search this
Coppola, John  Search this
Frick, Margaret  Search this
Grossman, Walter  Search this
Hallwig, Elizabeth Ann  Search this
Hallwig, O.Morton  Search this
Holt, C.W.  Search this
Krause, Roy  Search this
Landor, Josephine  Search this
Landor, Walter  Search this
Lindsay, Elizabeth R.  Search this
Meggars, Edith R.  Search this
Shafer, Mary C.  Search this
Sheppard, Stephen  Search this
Willcutts, Viola E.  Search this
Collector:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Political History, Division of (NMAH)  Search this
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Political History, Division of (NMAH)  Search this
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Source:
Warner, Peter M.  Search this
Names:
Ameriflora '92 (Columbus, Ohio)  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee (Genova, Italy: 1992)  Search this
Expo '93 (Stuttgart, Germany)  Search this
Expo '93 (Taejŏn-si, Korea)  Search this
Exposición Universal de 1992 (Seville, Spain)  Search this
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Floriade Zoetermeer (The Hague, Netherlands: 1992)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Salon International de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (Paris, France: 1991)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Former owner:
Warner, Peter M.  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes, 12 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Programs
Clippings
Leaflets
Stickers
Guidebooks
Brochures
Commemoratives
Schedules
Stationery
Fans
Calendars
Postcards
Shopping bags
Press releases
Tickets
Certificates
Bumper stickers
Pamphlets
Maps
Catalogs
Date:
1876-1993
Summary:
Collection documents World's Fairs from 1876 to 1993.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is a compilation of gifts from numerous donors, of printed materials and ephemera relating to World's Fairs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series chronologically by fair.
Provenance:
Collected from numerous donors by the Division of Community Life (now called the Division of Home and Community Life.) A number of items in the collection were also collected for the National Museum of American History by the Division. Donors include Viola E. Willcuts, Peter M. Warner, Edith B. Meggars, Elizabeth R. Lindsay, C.W. Holt, Walter Grossman, Margaret Frick, Peter M. Warner, Esther Pauline Annis, Roy Krause, Ameriflora, Expo '92, Expo '93, Colombo, O. Morton Hallwig and Elizabeth Ann Hallwig, Mary C. Shafer, Robert Vogel, John Coppola, Stella M. Carmody, Walter and Josephine Landor, and Stephen Sheppard.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Color transparencies -- 1950-2000
Programs
Clippings
Leaflets
Stickers
Guidebooks
Brochures
Commemoratives
Schedules
Stationery
Fans
Calendars
Postcards
Shopping bags
Press releases
Tickets
Certificates
Bumper stickers
Pamphlets
Maps
Catalogs
Citation:
Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection, 1876-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1132
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1132

Larry Zim World's Fair Collection

Collector:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.  Search this
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987  Search this
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Appalachian Exposition. (Knoxville, Tennessee: 1911)  Search this
Art and Techniques Exposition (Paris, France: 1937)  Search this
British Empire Exhibition (London, England : 1924-1925)  Search this
British Empire Exposition (Glasgow, Scotland: 1938)  Search this
Bronx International Exposition (New York, New York: 1917-1918)  Search this
Brussels International (1910 )  Search this
California Midwinter International Exposition (1894 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
California-Pacific International Exposition (San Diego, California: 1935-1936)  Search this
Canadian National Exposition (1937)  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States (1888 : Cincinnati, Ohio)  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Chicago Autumn Festival (1899)  Search this
Cincinnati Industrial Exposition (1882 : Cincinnati, Ohio)  Search this
Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga)  Search this
Esposizione Internationale (1911 : Turin, Italy)  Search this
Esposizione Internationale D'Arte (Venice, Italy: 1910)  Search this
Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte (1895 : Venice, Italy)  Search this
Exhibition of Art Treasures (1857 : Manchester, England)  Search this
Exhibition, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association (1878 : Boston, Massachusetts)  Search this
Expo 67 (Montréal, Québec)  Search this
Exposicion Centro-Americana (1897 : Guatemala City, Guatemala)  Search this
Exposition Coloniale Internationale (Paris, France: 1931)  Search this
Exposition International (1894 : Lyons, France)  Search this
Exposition International Coloniale Maritime et d'Art Flammand (Antwerp, Belgium: 1930)  Search this
Exposition International de Liege (1930)  Search this
Exposition Internationale Maritime (1887 : Le Havre, France)  Search this
Exposition Nationale Belge (1880 : Belgium)  Search this
Exposition Universelle (1885 : Antwerp, Belgium)  Search this
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1855 : Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1878 : Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle de 1867 (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Fiera di Milano (1939)  Search this
Foreign Exhibition (1883 : Boston, Massachusetts)  Search this
Franco-British Exhibition (London, England: 1908)  Search this
Franklin Institute Exhibition (1874 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Gewerbe Austellung (1896 : Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Great Exhibition of 1851 (London, England)  Search this
Great Industrial Exhibition (1853 : Dublin, Ireland)  Search this
Great Lakes Exposition (Cleveland, Ohio: 1936-1937)  Search this
Hemisfair '68 (San Antonio, Texas: 1968)  Search this
Hudson-Fulton Celebration (1909)  Search this
Imperial International Exhibition (London, England: 1909)  Search this
International Exhibition (1897 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1862 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1871 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1872 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures (1865: Dublin, Ireland)  Search this
International Exposition (Barcelona, Spain: 1929-1930)  Search this
International Exposition (Brussels, Belgium: 1935)  Search this
International Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries (1925 : Paris, France)  Search this
International Exposition on the Environment (Spokane, Washington: 1974)  Search this
International Fire Exhibition 1903 : London, England)  Search this
International Marine Exhibition of Marine Hygiene and Exhibition of the Italian Glories (Genoa, Italy: 1914)  Search this
International Ocean Exposition (Okinawa, Japan: 1975)  Search this
Interstate and West Indian Exposition (Charleston, South Carolina: 1901-1902)  Search this
Italian Exposition (1904 : London, England)  Search this
Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia: 1907)  Search this
Japan World Exposition (Osaka, Japan: 1970)  Search this
Japan-British Exhibition (London, England: 1910)  Search this
Knoxville International Energy Exposition (1982)  Search this
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Ecuadorian Exposition (Quito, Ecuador: 1909)  Search this
National Export Exposition (1899 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Panama-California Exposition (1915 : San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915: San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Scottish National Exposition (Edinburgh, Scotland: 1908)  Search this
Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition (1926 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Sydney International Exhibition (Sydney, Australia: 1879)  Search this
Texas Centennial Central Exposition (Dallas, Texas: 1936)  Search this
Universal Exhibition (1873 : Vienna, Austria)  Search this
Western Pennsylvania Exposition (1915 : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.)  Search this
Extent:
46 Cubic feet (123 boxes and 148 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Postcards
Greeting cards
Stationery
Panoramas
Sheet music
Posters
Shopping bags
Photographs
Stereographs
Menus
Place:
Disneyland (California)
Date:
1841-1988
Scope and Contents:
Memorabilia of fairs and World's Fairs throughout history, both in the United States and abroad, including photographs, stereographs, panoramas and slides; printed materials; postcards; sheet music; philatelic material; stationery and greeting cards; menus and food service items; posters; shopping bags; motion picture films; and other items.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: World's Fair Materials, 1841-1988

Series 2: Reference and Miscellaneous Materials

Series 3: Larry Zim Materials

Series 4: Oversize Materials, 1909-1968
Biographical / Historical:
Larry Zim, whose actual name was Larry Zimmerman, was an industrial designer, a historian of World's Fairs who wrote extensively on the subject, and a collector of World's Fair memorabilia.
Provenance:
Collection by bequest of Larry Zim.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Crystal Palace -- (New York, New York)  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Postcards
Greeting cards
Stationery
Panoramas
Sheet music -- 20th century
Posters
Shopping bags
Photographs -- 19th century
Sheet music -- 19th century
Stereographs
Menus
Citation:
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, 1841-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0519
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Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0519
Online Media:

Eugen Neuhaus papers

Creator:
Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963  Search this
Names:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
University of California, Berkeley. Department of Art  Search this
Doerner, Max, 1870-1939  Search this
Hagemeyer, Johan, 1884-1962  Search this
Heil, Walter, 1890-1973  Search this
Nahl, Charles Christian, 1818-1878  Search this
Neuhaus, Robert, 1909-  Search this
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-1975  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
[ca. 1906-1966]
Scope and Contents:
Letters, writings, business records, sketches and drawings, scrapbooks, printed material and photographs relating to Neuhaus' career and works of art.
REELS 4176-4177: Corresondence with Max Doerner, Robert Sproul, Walter Heil, Roi Partridge, and Robert Neuhaus, among others. Topics include the publication of Eugen Neuhaus' translation of Doerner's book, THE ARTIST AND HIS MATERIALS, and the donation of works of art from the Neuhaus estate. Of interest among the exhibition catalogs and announcements is an illustrated catalog of a 1907 exhibition of Western painters held at the Hotel Del Monte, California.
Also included are two articles by Neuhaus, "Masters Old and New" and "History of the Art Department, University of California"; one of the two hundred printed copies of Neuhaus' 1937 monograph on Christian Nahl; an inventory of Neuhaus' paintings; a scrapbook, 1916-1966, containing clippings, lecture and exhibition announcements, reproductions of Neuhaus' paintings, photographs, and greeting cards with printed illustrations by Neuhaus; photographs, including several portraits of Neuhaus prior to his emigration from Germany and a 1941 portrait taken by Johan Hagemeyer; 23 prints made from original nitrate negatives, presumably exposed by Neuhaus, of the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition; still lifes and landscapes, possibly used as sources or references for paintings; and numerous photographs of Neuhaus' paintings.
REEL D181: Thirty-eight letters, 1908-1942; catalogs; photographs and reproductions of his paintings; 4 sketchbooks; clippings, 1931- 1945, including many reviews of his book, HISTORY AND IDEALS OF AMERICAN ART (Stanford University Press, 1931); and scrapbooks containing clippings (1904- 1925), exhibition announcements and catalogs.
Biographical / Historical:
Educator, painter; Berkeley, Calif. Taught at the University of California, Berkeley from 1908 to 1949 where he served as the first chairman of the art department.
Provenance:
Material on reel D181 was lent for microfilming by Neuhaus' son, Robert, in 1964. Robert Neuhaus donated the material on reels 4176-4177 in 1987.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California  Search this
Educators -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Topic:
Art -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.neuheuge
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-neuheuge

Oral history interview with Leo Holub

Interviewee:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Creator:
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
Stanford University. Dept. of Art  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts -- Faculty  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts -- Students  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Barnes, Matthew Rackham, 1880-1951  Search this
Corbett, Edward, 1919-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Gaw, William A., 1891-1973  Search this
Hackett, Dick  Search this
Holub, Florence  Search this
Mackey, Spencer, 1880-1958  Search this
Mondale, Walter F., 1928-  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-1998  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo, 1872-1945  Search this
Randolph, Lee F., b. 1880  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Sinel, Joseph Claude, 1889-1975  Search this
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (90 min), analog)
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1997 July 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Leo Holub conducted 1997 July 3, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in San Francisco, Calif.
Holub discusses his background, being born in Arkansas, moving to New Mexico, and then to Oakland, Calif. (1923); early educational experiences in Oakland, and later at the Art Institute of Chicago; seeing Edward Weston's photographic work at an exhibition in Chicago, and admiring Weston's nude studies of Charis Wilson; his return to the Bay Area; his studio on Montgomery St. (Monkey Block); meeting painter Matthew Barnes, who had assisted Diego Rivera with his murals at the California School of Fine Arts (CSFA), 1931-1932; his experiences as a student at CSFA- its program and instructors which included Maurice Sterne, Gottardo Piazzoni, Lee Randolph, Dick Hackett, Otis Oldfield, William Gaw, Spencer Mackey, and Victor Arnautoff; fellow students including Hassel Smith, Ed Corbett, and Florence Michelson (his future wife); and his beginning awareness of modernism.
Holub discusses his involvement with the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939); apprenticeship with industrial designer Joe Sinel and the advent of the product design era; his founding of Design Development Associates, and staying only a year before moving to Grass Valley, Calif. for his son's health; his return to the Bay Area, succeeding Emmy Lou Packard at the San Francisco Planning Office graphic arts dept.; working at the housing agency and redevelopment agency and as chief designer for the Bay Area Rapid Transit report.
He recalls his encounter with Ansel Adams at the 1955 Yosemite workshop where Holub produced a pictorial map of Yosemite; Adam's "zone system" of exposing for shadows and developing for highlights; going on to teach at CSFA (1955-1957), where Imogen Cunningham was a guest instructor; Minor White replacing him; his ten years at Stanford University's planning office (1960-1970); his campus views "Stanford Scene" that were used by the university to appeal for more space for the art dept., and his shows at Stanford's art gallery in 1964 and at the Washington, D.C. home of Vice President Walter Mondale in 1980.
Biographical / Historical:
Leo Holub (1916-2010) was a photographer, lithographer, and teacher from San Francisco, Calif.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators. Other interviewees in the Art Schools in California Oral History Project include: Emerson Woelffer, Charles Linder, Paul Carey (1993), and Paul Carey and Stephanie Caloia (1997), with funding provided by the Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.
Topic:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photography -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- California
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.holub97
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holub97

Brents Carlton papers

Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
De Patta, Margaret, 1903-1964  Search this
Dean, Mallette, 1907-  Search this
Helser, Carrie Carlton  Search this
Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963  Search this
Nichols, Dale, 1904-  Search this
Smith, Judson, 1880-1962  Search this
Extent:
4.7 Linear feet
0.528 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Date:
1903-2014
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and painter Brents Carlton measure 4.7 linear feet and 0.528 GB and date from 1903 through 2014. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, notes, a scrapbook, exhibition files, art work, photographs, digital photographs, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and painter Brents Carlton measure 4.7 linear feet and 0.528 GB and date from 1903 through 2014. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, notes, a scrapbook, exhibition files, art work, photographs, digital photographs, and printed material.

Biographical materials include several autobiographical accounts, school-related materials, a student card from the Art Students' League, and other identification cards.

Correspondence consists primarily of letters from family members and colleagues, including letters from Victor Arnautoff, H. Mallette Dean, Margaret De Patta, Eugen Neuhaus, Dale Nichols, and Judson T. Smith.

Personal business records include bank passbooks, pharmacy licensing records, receipts, income tax records, and ledgers of income, expenses, and art work sold.

Notes consists of Brents Carlton's address book, notebooks, and meeting minutes, as well as notes written by his daughter Carrie Carlton Helser.

There is one scrapbook. Exhibition files include correspondence, notes, photographs, and printed material related to the Golden Gate International Exhibition and other shows. There are also sketches, drawings, and prints by Carlton in the artwork series.

Photographic material includes an album, slides, negatives, and prints depicting Brents Carlton and his artwork, friends, family, and studios.

Printed material includes magazines, brochures, catalogs, and clippings.

A 2015 addition to the Brents Carlton papers includes additional biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, photographic material, and printed material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Series 10 consists of a 2015 addition to the papers that was not integrated into the other series, although there are similar types of materials.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1921-1944 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1922-1987 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 1, 6)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1924-1959 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Notes, circa 1923-2009 (0.1 linear feet; Boxes 1, 6, 0.013 GB; ER01)

Series 5: Scrapbook, 1928-1962 (0.2 linear feet; Box 6)

Series 6: Exhibition Files, 1927-1983 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OV 8)

Series 7: Art Work, 1924-1962 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, 6, OV 8)

Series 8: Photographs, 1923-circa 1960 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 6-7)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1923-2012 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 10: 2015 Addition to the Brents Carlton Papers, 1903-2014 (2.3 linear feet; Boxes 2-5, 7, 0.515 GB; ER02-ER03)
Biographical / Historical:
Brents Carlton was a sculptor and painter who worked primarily in San Francisco, California.

Brents Carlton was born on October 31, 1903, in Roswell, New Mexico; his family later moved to Arkansas. In 1924, Carlton moved to San Francisco to attend the California School of Fine Arts for four years. From 1928 to 1929, he studied under a scholarship at the Art Students' League in New York, after which he returned to San Francisco and established his own studio at Polk Street. In order to support his family, Carlton was also employed as a pharmacist for 30 years.

In 1937, Carlton moved to a studio on Montgomery Street. In 1938, Carlton was commissioned to create four of his most notable works for the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940) on Treasure Island: two large cast concrete figures for the Fountain of Western Waters at the Court of Pacifica, and two 18-foot bas-relief figures for the façade of the California State Building. He married Jessie Bosworth in 1939 and they had a daughter Carrie.

In the mid-1940s, Carlton relocated to a new studio above the pharmacy on Mission Street, where he worked. Due to failing health in the late 1950s, Carlton switched from sculpture to painting. Brents Carlton died of cancer on September 6, 1962 in San Francisco. His works have been exhibited in the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Oakland Art Gallery, and the San Francisco Museum.
Provenance:
The Brents Carlton papers were donated by the artist's daughter Carrie Carlton Helser in 1991 and 2015.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlbren
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Brents Carlton papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carlbren

I never realized how important the coffee-tester is! [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

Advertiser:
Hills Bros. Coffee, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 16.5" x 12.2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1939
Scope and Contents:
Illustrations of a coffee-tester at work, five methods of making coffee and a small inset about the film "Behind the Cup" showing at the Hills Bros. Exposition Theatre, Golden Gate International Exposition..
Arrangement:
In Series 3?, Box O/S 265, Folder Hills Bros 1930-1939.
Local Numbers:
AC0059-0000020 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must use microfilm copy. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audiovisual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Technical Access: Viewing the film portion of the collection without reference copies requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to audio discs requires special arrangement. Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. Publication and production quality duplication is restricted due to complex copyright, publicity rights, and right to privacy issues. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff. Potential users must receive written permission from appropriate rights holders prior to obtaining high quality copies.
Topic:
Beverages -- advertising  Search this
Coffee  Search this
World expositions  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tear sheets
Advertisements -- 1930-1940
Collection Citation:
NW Ayer & Sons, incorporated Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records / Series 3: Proof Sheets / Hills Bros.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0059-ref8434

MS 4883 Posters of Indian art from the Indian Court in the Federal Building at the Golden Gate International Exposition

Creator:
Siegriest, 1899-1989  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Names:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
7 Posters
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Pomo  Search this
Apache  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Haida  Search this
American Indian -- Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Posters
Drawings
Date:
1939
Scope and Contents:
Titles: "Antelope Hunt from a Navaho Drawing, New Mexico;" "Pomo Indian Basket, California;" "Apache Devil Dancer from an Indian Painting, Arizona;" "Pueblo Turtle Dancers from an Indian Painting, New Mexico;" "Eskimo Mask, Western Alaska;" "Blanket Design of the Haida Indians, Alaska;" and "From an Indian Painting on Elkskin, Great Plains."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4883
Local Note:
The Word "Siegriest" appears on all the posters; it is perhaps the name of the artist who did the silk-screen posters.
Silkscreen on cardboard.
Topic:
Hunting -- Navaho  Search this
Basket making -- Pomo  Search this
Devil Dancer -- Apache  Search this
Turtle Dancer -- Pueblo  Search this
Masks -- Eskimo  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 4883, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4883
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MS 4883 Posters of Indian art from the Indian Court in the Federal Building at the Golden Gate International Exposition
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4883
Online Media:

Official guide book, Golden gate international exposition on San Francisco bay

Author:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
116 p. ill. (part col.) maps (1 fold.) 21 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Exhibitions
Place:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1939
C1939
Call number:
T876 1939 .A1
T876 1939.A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_251799

Exhibit of Japanese Art in the Palace of Fine Arts at the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island

Author:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
10 l. 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1939
1939]
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
709.52 .S295
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_861002

RCA Exhibit building at the Golden Gate International Exhibition and inset image of TRK-12 receiver designed by John Vassos

Subject:
Vassos, John  Search this
Radio Corporation of America  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1939
Topic:
Buildings  Search this
Design drawings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8186
See more items in:
John Vassos Papers, 1915-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8186

RCA pavilion designed by John Vassos at the Golden Gate International Exposition

Subject:
Vassos, John  Search this
Radio Corporation of America  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1939 or 1940
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8187
See more items in:
John Vassos Papers, 1915-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8187

Brents Carlton doing finishing work on his sculpture Polynesian boy

Photographer:
Bigelow, Marvyn Jay  Search this
Subject:
Carlton, Brents  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1938 Oct.
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11872
See more items in:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11872
Online Media:

Report of the Commissioner for the United States Golden Gate International Exposition Commission, 1939-1940

Title:
Golden Gate International Exposition Commission, 1939-1940
Issuing body:
United States Golden Gate International Exposition Commission  Search this
Contributor:
Creel, George 1876-1953  Search this
Subject:
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey  Search this
United States Weather Bureau  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
[3], 66 pages, 41 leaves of plates, [38] leaves : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1941
Call number:
T876 1939 .F2 1941
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081607

Contemporary art : official catalog : Department of Fine Arts, Division of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture

Title:
Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939
Issuing body:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Printer:
H.S. Crocker & Co.  Search this
Publisher:
Schwabacher-Frey Company  Search this
Division of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 82 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1939
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Painting  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Call number:
N4875 .A52 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081247

A trip to the San Francisco Exposition (the Golden Gate International Exposition) with Bobby and Betty / by Joseph Henry Jackson

Author:
Jackson, Joseph Henry 1894-1955  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill., plans ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Juvenile literature
Date:
1939
C1939
Call number:
T876 1939.B1 J23 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_800152

Decorative arts : official catalog / Department of fine arts, Division of decorative arts, Golden gate international exposition, San Francisco, 1939

Author:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.). Department of Fine Arts.)  Search this
Physical description:
107 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1939
Topic:
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Call number:
NK512.S4 A5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_806073

100 selected dried fruit recipes / chosen by 100,000 homemakers at Golden Gate International Exposition, Treasure Island, California

Title:
One hundred selected dried fruit recipes
Author:
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1939
C1939
Topic:
Cooking (Fruit)  Search this
Cooking (Dried fruit)  Search this
Dried fruit  Search this
Call number:
TX81 .A14 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822408

Magic in the night : official souvenir, Golden Gate International Exposition

Author:
Dickerson, A. F  Search this
San Francisco Bay Exposition Company  Search this
Subject:
Dickerson, A. F  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
[15] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 x 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Place:
Treasure Island (San Francisco, Calif.)
Date:
1939
C1939
Topic:
Lighting, Architectural and decorative  Search this
Call number:
F869.S37 M34 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_836970

Pageant of the Pacific / by Miguel Covarrubias

Author:
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957  Search this
Pacific House (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. ; 31 cm. + 6 maps (60 x 96 cm.)
Type:
Books
Maps
Place:
California
San Francisco
Pacific area
Pacific Area
Date:
1940
C1940
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Pictorial maps  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_840012

Catalogue of Japanese Art in the Palace of Fine and Decorative arts at the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island, San Francisco, California, 1939

Author:
Kokusai Bunka Shinkōkai  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
17 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
San Francisco
Date:
1939
[1939?]
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
709.52 .S29
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_861000

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