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Iran, from the United Nations Series

Artist:
George Korff, born Russia, active USA 1940s  Search this
Medium:
gouache and metallic gouache on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 x 9 in. (28.0 x 22.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1944
Topic:
Iranian  Search this
Dress\Persian dress  Search this
Object\weapon\sword  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk71378be8c-ec57-4ef4-beee-970e6556c0bc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.124.1

Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992

Creator:
Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992  Search this
Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992  Search this
Subject:
Conniff, Gregory  Search this
Blake, William  Search this
Allen, Mary North  Search this
Talbot, George  Search this
Vanderbilt, Julia  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Lesy, Michael  Search this
Pilling, Arnold R.  Search this
Plunkett, Jane  Search this
Crane, Barbara  Search this
Guthrie, Woody  Search this
Haywood, Carl  Search this
Holzhueter, Jack  Search this
Shera, Jesse Hauk  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Division of Archives and Manuscripts  Search this
Union Library Catalogue of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Graphic History Society of America  Search this
Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Topic:
Curators -- United States  Search this
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photomicrography  Search this
Graphic arts -- Historiography  Search this
Graphic arts -- Iran  Search this
Librarians  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6911
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209040
AAA_collcode_vandpaul
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209040
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Boxing Gym in Monclova, Mexico

Artist:
Abbas, Iranian, born Iran 1944-died Paris, France 2018  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 7/8 x 16 in. (30.2 x 40.5 cm) image: 9 3/8 x 14 1/8 in. (23.9 x 36 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1983
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Occupation\sport\boxing  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Kenneth B. Pearl
Object number:
1997.118.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk754244a51-5c15-4c68-80ce-6dfae555564a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1997.118.1

Page from the Koran

Previous owner:
Slotkin, Stanley S.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
gold leaf (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 29.5 cm x 17.5 cm; 11 5/8 in x 6 7/8 in
Object Name:
manuscript page
sheet (paper)
manuscript
Place were the book was found:
Iran: Tehrān, Tehran
Date made:
1207 AD
Subject:
Islam  Search this
Early American History  Search this
ID Number:
1981.0253.59
Accession number:
1981.0253
Catalog number:
1981.0253.59
81.0253.59
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-2192-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_808673

Paul Vanderbilt papers

Creator:
Vanderbilt, Paul  Search this
Names:
Graphic History Society of America  Search this
Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Division of Archives and Manuscripts  Search this
Union Library Catalogue of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Allen, Mary North  Search this
Blake, William  Search this
Conniff, Gregory, 1944-  Search this
Crane, Barbara, d1928-  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Haywood, Carl  Search this
Holzhueter, Jack  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Lesy, Michael, 1945-  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993  Search this
Pilling, Arnold R.  Search this
Plunkett, Jane  Search this
Shera, Jesse Hauk, 1903-1982  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Talbot, George  Search this
Vanderbilt, Julia  Search this
Extent:
25.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Date:
1854-1992
bulk 1945-1992
Summary:
The papers of librarian, curator, and photographer Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992) measure 25.2 linear feet and date from 1854 to 1992 with the bulk of the material dating from 1945 to 1992. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, personal and business correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, fourteen diaries and two diary fragments, reference and project files, photographic materials, sound recordings, and professional files.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of librarian, curator, and photographer Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992) measure 25.2 linear feet and date from 1854 to 1992 with the bulk of the material dating from 1945 to 1992. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, personal and business correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, fourteen diaries and two diary fragments, reference and project files, photographic materials, sound recordings, and professional files.

Biographical materials include seven appointment books, family letters and documents, and an honorary degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Vanderbilt's correspondence is with colleagues, and organizations including Dorothea Lange, Beaumont Newhall, Roy Stryker, and Julia Vanderbilt.

Sound recordings of interviews of Vanderbilt conducted by Mary North Allen, Barbara Crane, Carl Haywood, Jack Holzhueter, and Jane Plunkett. Other recordings are of Vanderbilt discussing his personal and professional life.

Writings by Paul Vanderbilt include drafts of Between the Landscape and its Other, poems, lectures, student papers, and notes on a variety of subjects. Writings by others are found for William Blake, Gregory Conniff, Woody Guthrie, Michael Lesy, Arnold R. Pilling, Jesse H. Shera, and Roy Stryker.

Fourteen of Vanderbilt's personal diaries and two diary fragments date from 1926 to 1990.

Reference files consist of printed materials on art, art historians, book reviews, library and information studies, photography and microphotography techniques, and other themes of interest to Vanderbilt. Project files include material from Vanderbilt's various projects, including a guide to the iconography of Iran, the reclassification of FSA photographs, and the Union Library Catalog of Philadelphia.

Included in professional files are administrative records, correspondence, exhibition files, project files, printed material, and research files created during Vanderbilt's career at the Library of Congress, Graphic History Society, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Farm Security Administration. Also found are materials for Vanderbilt's work as a consultant for several organizations, lecture documents, and art-related workshops.

Photographs are by and of Paul Vanderbilt, the staff of the Library of Congress, and George Talbot. Negatives include images for the Farm Security Administration. Bibliography cards and photographs of artwork from the Library of Congress can be found on microfilm reels within the collection.

Also found are fourteen unidentified sound recordings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1894-1992 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1933-1992 (1.5 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Interviews, 1967-1992 (1.5 linear feet; Box 2-4)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1887-1992 (4.0 linear feet; Box 4-8)

Series 5: Diaries, 1926-1990 (0.5 linear feet; Box 8)

Series 6: Reference Files, 1877-1992 (2.5 linear feet; Box 8-10, 26)

Series 7: Project Files, 1935-1990 (3.0 linear feet; Box 10-13)

Series 8: Professional Files, 1854-1991 (11.7 linear feet; Box 13-24)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, 1912-1980s (0.5 linear feet; Box 24)

Series 10: Sound Recordings, circa 1980s (0.5 linear feet; Box 24-25)
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992) was a librarian, curator, and photographer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin.

Paul Vanderbilt was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and educated in Germany, Switzerland, and Massachusetts. He attended Amherst College from 1923 to 1925 before transferring to Harvard where he graduated with a BA in art history in 1927. After graduation, Vanderbilt traveled to Europe where he studied at the American School of Librarianship in Paris and the Institut de Psychologie Bibliogique in Lausanne. In 1929, he returned to the United States and became a librarian at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and director of the Union Library Catalog project for the Philadelphia area.

In 1941 Vanderbilt began working under Roy Stryker cataloging the extensive photographic survey collection of the Farm Security Administration and U.S. Office of War Information. The collection is a rich resource of images of American life between 1935 and 1944. In 1943, the FSA photograph collection was transferred to the Library of Congress and Vanderbilt went with it as the curator of the newly formed Prints and Photographs Division, eventually becoming the Division chief of fine arts.

During the early 1950s, Vanderbilt also served as the director of the Graphic History Society of America. There he published a quarterly bulletin Eye to Eye and developed a guide to iconography in Iran. In 1954, he became the Curator of Iconographic Collections at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and worked there until he retired in 1972.

Vanderbilt remained active after retirement. He became an artist-in-residence at the Apeiron Workshops, worked as a photographer for the Seagram courthouse project and the George Eastman House, and was a presenter at multiple conferences. Vanderbilt devoted much of his later life to working on his book titled Between the Landscape and its Other which was published posthumously after Vanderbilt's death in 1992.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Paul Vanderbilt conducted by Richard Doud on November 10, 1964.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1981 by Paul Vanderbilt and in 1993 by his estate through John W. Winn, executor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art historians -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Curators -- United States  Search this
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photomicrography  Search this
Graphic arts -- Historiography  Search this
Graphic arts -- Iran  Search this
Librarians  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Citation:
Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vandpaul
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f5292a20-c4ee-4b9e-95fe-8eb16871962c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vandpaul
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Negative Log Book Number 4, (73-1 to 73-13598)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1973
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB04]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367101
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Negative Log Book Number 9, (77-1 to 77-13865)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1977
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB09]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367106
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Printing design and production from seven countries, Singapore to Istanbul: Malaya, Burma, Ceylon, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey. Selected and exhibited by the American Institute of Graphic Arts

Author:
American Institute of Graphic Arts  Search this
Physical description:
67 p. illus., map. 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Asia
Date:
1963
1963?]
Topic:
Printing--History  Search this
Printing  Search this
Call number:
Z185 .A512
Z185.A512
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_9611

A selection of the works : The 7th Biennial of Iranian Graphic Designers : 12 Feb.-19 Mar. 2002, Niavaran Cultural Center / introduction, Morteza Momayez

Title:
7th Biennial of Iranian Graphic Designers
Seventh Biennial of Iranian Graphic Designers
Author:
Niavaran Cultural Center  Search this
Biennial of Iranian Graphic Designers (7th : 2002 : Tehran)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Iran
Date:
2002
20th century
Topic:
Graphic arts--History  Search this
Call number:
NC997.A4 T44 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_927416

Arabesque 2 : graphic design from the Arab world and Persia / [edited by Eps51 - Ben Wittner and Sascha Thoma ; foreword by John Martin and Salma Tuquan]

Title:
Arabesque two
Author:
Wittner, Ben  Search this
Thoma, Sascha  Search this
Physical description:
204 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Arab countries
Iran
Date:
2011
Topic:
Graphic arts  Search this
Graphic design (Typography)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_990898

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