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Norman Kent papers, 1939-1964

Creator:
Kent, Norman, 1903-1972  Search this
Subject:
Aiken, Charles Avery  Search this
Albee, Grace  Search this
Anderson, Ernfred  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Avery, Ralph Hillyer  Search this
Aylward, W. J. (William James)  Search this
Bailey, Merrill A.  Search this
Bailey, Vernon Howe  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Boyd, Fiske  Search this
Bransom, Paul  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Carter, Clarence Holbrook  Search this
Cheffetz, Asa  Search this
Clark, Eliot Candee  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton  Search this
Cornwell, Dean  Search this
Daugherty, James Henry  Search this
Deines, E. Hubert  Search this
Eichenberg, Fritz  Search this
Fabri, Ralph  Search this
Fawcett, Robert  Search this
Havens, James D.  Search this
Heitland, Wilmot Emerton  Search this
Helck, Peter  Search this
Hoftrup, Julius Lars  Search this
Kappel, Philip  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Lankes, Julius J.  Search this
Leighton, Clare  Search this
Mack, Warren Bryan  Search this
Mason, Roy Martell  Search this
Meissner, Leo J. (Leo John)  Search this
Menihan, John C.  Search this
Pitz, Henry Clarence  Search this
Pleissner, Ogden M.  Search this
Reynard, Grant T.  Search this
Rice, William S.  Search this
Rockwell, Norman  Search this
Sandzén, Birger  Search this
Schafer, Alice Pauline  Search this
Sloane, Eric  Search this
Smith, Charles (Charles William)  Search this
Swann, James  Search this
Teague, Donald  Search this
Unwin, Nora Spicer  Search this
Von Neumann, Robert  Search this
Ward, Lynd  Search this
Waters, Herbert  Search this
Watson, Aldren Auld  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow  Search this
Whitaker, Frederic  Search this
Williams, Esther  Search this
Wilson, Edward Arthur  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7688
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209851
AAA_collcode_kentnorm
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209851

Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982

Creator:
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Subject:
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Brett, Catherine  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Spencer, Niles  Search this
Knee, Gina  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Watercolors
Sketches
Transcriptions
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Etchings
Illustrations
Topic:
Post-impressionism (Art) -- United States -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6833
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208960
AAA_collcode_brooalex
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208960
Online Media:

Cabin

Culture/People:
Seneca [Tonawanda]  Search this
Previous owner:
Chief Nicodemus Bailey (Nick Bailey), Seneca [Tonawanda], 1887-1966  Search this
Donor:
Chief Nicodemus Bailey (Nick Bailey), Seneca [Tonawanda], 1887-1966  Search this
Object Name:
Cabin
Media/Materials:
Wood, iron nails, plaster
Techniques:
Cut, notched, nailed, coated
Object Type:
Architecture/Housing
Place:
Tonawanda Reservation; Niagara County, Erie County, Genesee County; New York; USA
Date created:
circa 1800
Catalog Number:
20/2211
Barcode:
202211.000
See related items:
Seneca [Tonawanda]
Architecture/Housing
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6970c3a84-a33d-44a9-9858-22f325ce5128
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_216021

Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961

Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Subject:
Wildenstein, Felix  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Hays, Lee  Search this
Untermeyer, Louis  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl  Search this
Robeson, Paul  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Ruggles, Carl  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur  Search this
Nearing, Helen  Search this
Nearing, Scott  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Rasmussen, Knud  Search this
Reeves, Ruth  Search this
Seeger, Pete  Search this
Daniel, Charles  Search this
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland)  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Chamberlain, J. E.  Search this
Boyesen, Bayard  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Freuchen, Peter  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
FitzGerald, James  Search this
Keller, Charles  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Jones, Dan Burne  Search this
United American Artists  Search this
United Office and Professional Workers of America  Search this
United Scenic Artists  Search this
National Farmers' Union (U.S.)  Search this
National Maritime Union of America  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists League of America  Search this
Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects  Search this
Farmers Union of the New York Milk Shed  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
International Workers Order  Search this
Type:
Poems
Sketches
Business records
Photographs
Drawings
Topic:
Designers -- New York (State)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Authors -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Political aspects  Search this
Dairy farms  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Works of art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9557
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211757
AAA_collcode_kentrock
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211757
Online Media:

Playbill for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Billie Holiday, American, 1915 - 1959  Search this
Lonette McKee, American, born 1954  Search this
Danny Holgate  Search this
Rudy Stevenson, American, 1929 - 2010  Search this
David Jackson  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. (21.3 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1986
Topic:
African American  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.52
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f52fe633-b4ad-4f8d-9198-6a45f8517814
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.52
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National Academy of Design records

Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
Ranger, Henry Ward, 1858-1916  Search this
Extent:
92.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Date:
1817-2012
Summary:
The records of New York City's National Academy of Design measure 92.7 linear feet and date from 1817-2012. The records pertain to all three constituents of the tripartite organization consisting of the Academy, a membership body of artists founded in 1825; the school, founded at the same time to promote arts education; and the exhibition program, inaugurated in 1826. Extensive administrative records include minutes, committee files, director files, annual reports, constitutions, and correspondence and subject files of council officers. Exhibition records, also substantive, date to the Academy's first annual exhibition and include gallery and special exhibitions, as well as exhibitions at the Academy's museum, established in 1979. The collection also includes gifts and funding files, especially relating to endowments and prizes; membership records; National Academy Association records; Ranger Fund assignments; extensive files pertaining to the school's administration, courses of instruction, registrations, and attendance; twenty scrapbooks containing clippings and ephemera; Society of American Artists records; correspondence and ephemera from other organizations; transcripts from oral histories with Academy members; extensive photographic material documenting artists, members, the school, exhibitions, buildings, and artwork created by Academy members; artist files containing correspondence, writings, and sketches from those associated with the Academy; and assorted printed material and ephemera.
Scope and Contents:
The records of New York City's National Academy of Design measure 92.7 linear feet and date from 1817-2012. The records pertain to all three constituents of the tripartite organization consisting of the Academy, a membership body of artists founded in 1825; the school, founded at the same time to promote arts education; and the exhibition program, inaugurated in 1826. Extensive administrative records include minutes, committee files, director files, annual reports, constitutions, and correspondence and subject files of council officers. Exhibition records, also substantive, date to the Academy's first annual exhibition and include gallery and special exhibitions, as well as exhibitions at the Academy's museum, established in 1979. The collection also includes gifts and funding files, especially relating to endowments and prizes; membership records; National Academy Association records; Ranger Fund assignments; extensive files pertaining to the school's administration, courses of instruction, registrations, and attendance; twenty scrapbooks containing clippings and ephemera; Society of American Artists records; correspondence and ephemera from other organizations; transcripts from oral histories with Academy members; extensive photographic material documenting artists, members, the school, exhibitions, buildings, and artwork created by Academy members; artist files containing correspondence, writings, and sketches from those associated with the Academy; and assorted printed material and ephemera.

The Academy minutes and committee files consist of official, original, and transcribed proceedings for the council, annual, business, and some committee meetings, as well as related correspondence, reports, financial documents, notes, drafts, and ballots pertaining to the Academy's administration and activities from its 1825 founding until 2006. As an organization actively engaged in the development of art and art education in the United States, the Academy minutes and committee files are a valuable resource on subjects and topics in the Academy's history; in particular, its founding, administration, school, and exhibition program.

Director files date from 1942-1990 and document the activities of four of the Academy's chief administrators, including Vernon Porter (1950-1966), Earl Tyler (1966-1967), Alice Melrose (1967-1977), and John H. Dobkin (1978-1990). Items include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, and printed material.

Annual reports, dating from 1828-2003, summarize the activities of the Academy over the course of a year, and may include presidents' reports, treasurers' reports, audits of financial operations by public accountants, and printed annual reports containing summaries from multiple council officers. Information pertains to the year's activities including finances, exhibitions, membership, the school, committee activities, awards, and other business.

Academy constitutions date from 1826-2012 and include the printed constitutions and by-laws as well as constitutional proposals. Constitutions and by-laws name the current council officials, professors, academicians, associates, and honorary members, and state the mission and guidelines for operation in regards to membership, officers, annual meetings, elections, school, exhibitions, and how the constitution can be amended or altered. Constitutional proposals contain amendment drafts, alterations, and related correspondence.

Council officer files, dating from 1848-1980, contain the correspondence and subjects files of Academy officers—presidents, vice presidents, corresponding secretaries, and treasurers—concerning all matters of Academy business and operations including membership, gifts and funds, the federal charter, exhibitions, juries, the school, scholarships, committee affairs, anniversaries, publicity, administrative matters, resignations, and relationships with other organizations.

General administrative files date from 1825-1982 and include ledgers, certificates, correspondence, and legal documents pertaining to the Academy's founding, building, financial accounts, art collection, and other administrative matters.

Exhibition files, dating from 1826-2003, document the Academy's long exhibition history and includes annual, gallery, special, and museum exhibitions. Files may include exhibition catalogs, photographs, press clippings, sales records, and correspondence related to jury selection, awards and prizes, and logistical planning. Files pertaining to the Academy's annual exhibitions comprise a bulk of the series. Held since 1826, the Annuals were organized and curated by Academy members, and considered to be an important and sweeping survey of contemporary American art.

Gifts and funding files date from 1860-2009 and include financial documents, ledgers, legal material, and correspondence concerning the bequests, endowments, donations, and other gifts that financed the operations of the Academy and school. A significant number of records pertain to the Abbey Trust Fund and the Archer M. Hunting Fund.

Membership files, 1826-2012, document Academy members, honorary members, fellows, and the nominations and elections whereby members were voted into the Academy. Materials include registers, certificates, nomination ledgers and proposals, candidate biographies, and ballots.

The National Academy Association files date from 1911-1959 and contain a constitution, plan, and agreement, as well as correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports for the Association, incorporated in 1912 with the aim to erect a building shared by several New York art societies. At the time of incorporation, the Association consisted of members from the National Academy of Design, American Water Color Society, American Institute of Architects, Architectural League of New York, New York Water Color Club, National Sculpture Society, Municipal Art Society, Society of Beaux-Arts Architects, Mural Painters, Society of Illustrators, and a number of city representatives and citizens.

The Ranger Fund assignment files, 1919-2008, document the distribution of artworks by living American artists to institutions throughout the United States, in accordance with the will of Henry Ward Ranger. The Ranger Fund was initiated to stimulate public interest in the work of contemporary American painters in 1919, when the Academy received a bequest from Henry Ward Ranger, totaling $400,000. Ranger stated in his will that the capital should be invested and the income used as a purchase fund to facilitate gifts of paintings by living American artists to arts institutions throughout the United States. Files document the assignment of particular works of art to institutions through the official agreement, related correspondence, and in some instances, photographs of the artwork.

Extensive school records, dating from 1826-2008, contain administrative files, enrollment records, course files, student affairs files, and printed material documenting all aspects of the school's activities aligned with the Academy's mission to educate aspiring professional artists. A bulk of this series consists of student course registrations, documented in registers, then on index cards beginning in the 1930s. While information collected varied over the decades, registrations document student names and the year, and may additionally include course name, instructor, and cost.

Twenty Academy scrapbooks document the organization's activities from 1828-1939 and include clippings and ephemera. Three of the scrapbooks are devoted to specific topics, including one for the Society of American Artists, one for both the Society of American Artists and the Society of American Fakirs, and one for the Academy's centennial exhibition.

The Society of American Artists files, 1878-1906, document the formation of the Society as a departure from the Academy in 1877, its independent operations and activities, and its eventual consolidation with the Academy in 1906. The Society's members have included Edwin Abbey, James Carroll Beckwith, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, George Inness Jr., John La Farge, Albert Pinkham Ryder, among many others.

Files from other organizations date from 1817-1997 and may include correspondence, ledgers, and printed material. Many of these organizations had business with the Academy, and records pertain to events, meetings, and exhibitions. Notable organizations include the American Academy of Fine Arts, American Federation of Arts, American Watercolor Society, Art Students League, Fine Arts Federation of New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Etching Club, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Salmagundi Club.

Oral history transcripts date from 2002-2007. Eight comprehensive interviews, conducted by Avis Berman for the Academy, are with Academy members and cover all aspects of the artists' lives, including family, early life, beginning career, mentors, contemporaries, influences, patrons, awards, residencies, as well as the artists' relationship with the Academy. The interview transcripts provide first-hand accounts of the organization, particularly from circa 1940 up to the time of the interview. Artists interviewed include Will Barnet, Hyman Bloom, Richard Haas, Ellen Lanyon, Jules Olitski, Bernard Olshan, Paul Resika, and Dorothea Rockburne.

Photographic material, dating from 1845-2010, includes a wide variety of formats and processes including 19th and 20th photographic prints, glass plate negatives, copy prints, contact sheets, slides, and 35mm negatives. Subjects include artists and others associated with the Academy, the school, exhibitions and events, Academy buildings, artwork, and reference photographs. Many 19th century photographs contain descriptive annotations. Supplementary inventories and guides prepared by Academy archivists are scattered throughout the series.

Artist files date from 1826-2004 and include the correspondence, writings, manuscripts, diaries, exhibition catalogs, and clippings of many notable artists involved with the Academy, including Asher B. Durand and Rembrandt Peale. Of particular note are two notebooks Durand gifted to the Academy, both containing notes and sketches from anatomy lectures.

While printed material is scattered throughout, the final series collects a small number of additional announcements, brochures, clippings, illustrations, and other ephemera not filed in other series.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nineteen series.

Series 1: Minutes and Committee Files, 1825-2006 (11.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-11, BV 100-106)

Series 2: Director Files, 1942-1990 (0.5 linear feet; Box 11)

Series 3: Annual Reports, 1828-2003, circa 2010 (2.1 linear feet; Boxes 11-13, OV 139-142)

Series 4: Constitutions, 1826-2012 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 13-14)

Series 5: Council Officers, 1848-1980 (4 linear feet; Boxes 14-18)

Series 6: General Administration, 1825-1982 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 18, 126)

Series 7: Exhibitions, 1826-2003, 2008 (14.4 linear feet; Boxes 18-33)

Series 8: Gifts and Funding, 1860-2009 (4.1 linear feet; Boxes 33-37)

Series 9: Membership, 1826-2012 (3.4 linear feet; Boxes 37-39, 127-131)

Series 10: National Academy Association, 1911-1959 (0.4 linear feet; Box 39)

Series 11: Ranger Fund Assignments, 1919-2008 (4.3 linear feet; Boxes 39-44)

Series 12: School, 1826-2008 (28.5 linear feet; Boxes 44-56, 68-99)

Series 13: Scrapbooks, 1828-1939 (4 linear feet; Box 56, BV 107-125)

Series 14: Society of American Artists, 1878-1906 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 56-57)

Series 15: Other Organizations, 1817-1997 (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 57-59, 131)

Series 16: Oral History Transcripts, 2002-2007 (0.7 linear feet; Box 59)

Series 17: Photographic Material, 1845-2010 (6.1 linear feet; Boxes 60-63, 131-138, OV 143-144)

Series 18: Artist Files, 1826-2004 (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 63-66)

Series 19: Printed Material, 1839-1954 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 67, 131, OV 145)
Biographical / Historical:
The National Academy of Design (1825- ) based in New York City, is a tripartite organization consisting of a membership body of artists, a school, and an exhibition program. The Academy was founded in 1825 by a group of professional artists with the mission to promote the fine arts in America through exhibition and education. Originally named the New York Drawing Association, the Academy was the first organization in the United States established and managed by professional artists. Samuel F.B. Morse, the Academy's first president, was influenced by the organization of the Royal Academy in London, which was comprised of professional artist members and elected government council, an art school, and a venue for exhibitions. After unsuccessful negotiations to unite with the American Academy of Fine Arts, the New York Drawing Association reformed as the National Academy of The Arts of Design on January 19, 1826. Among the founders were mostly young artists who became prominent figures in American art, including Frederick S. Agate, Thomas Cole, Thomas S. Cummings, Asher B. Durand, John Frazee, Charles C. Ingham, Henry Inman, Gerlando Marsiglia, Samuel F. B. Morse, Samuel L. Waldo, and Charles Cushing Wright.

The first Academy members were elected in January 1826, and levels of membership were established shortly thereafter. Originally there were four levels of Academy membership: associates, academicians, artists, and honorary corresponding members. The category of artists was eliminated in 1829, and the honorary member category, established to recognize American artists living outside New York, distinguished foreign artists, and patrons and friends of the Academy, was eliminated in 1862 (the constitution was not amended with this change until 1896). Since 1869, the residency requirement for election to active membership was eliminated and membership was opened to all American artists. In 1920, the classification of honorary corresponding member was re-introduced to recognize representatives of other national academies. With the 1997 constitution, the honorary corresponding member classification was again eliminated, and in 1994 the associate category was eliminated.

Artists are proposed for membership by academicians through the membership committee and are elected for life by a sixty percent majority, based on recognized excellence and significant contributions to the field. Procedures and rules for nominating and choosing new academicians changed over the years, as detailed in the constitutions. Associates were at one time required to present a portrait of themselves upon election and academicians were required to provide an additional representative work upon election. With the elimination of the category of associate in 1994, only one representative work is currently required. These works of art become part of the Academy's permanent collection.

The original classes of professional artists were painting, sculpture, architecture, and engraving. These professional classes were modified over the years. In 1936 the engraving class was made more comprehensive, including all of the graphic arts. Watercolor was added as a class in 1943 and was codified in the 1945 constitution. However, the division into five distinct classes started to create difficulties in how specific works of art were to be categorized. In 1981 the council eased the rules regarding separate media classification so that members could submit a work in any medium to the annual exhibitions regardless of the class to which they had been elected. The constitution of 1994 restated four professional classes—painting, sculpture, graphics, and architecture—which were further reduced in the 2011 constitution to two: visual arts and architecture.

Until 2009, the governing body of the Academy was the council. The seven officers of the council were president, vice-president, treasurer, assistant treasurer, corresponding secretary, assistant corresponding secretary and recording secretary, all of whom were required to be academicians. In 2009, a new constitution provided for a board of governors, replacing the council. The five officers of the board of governors are chair, vice-chair, president, vice-president, and treasurer. Only the offices of president and vice-president are required to be held by academicians.

Central to the Academy's mission, the school began with an anatomy lecture for the New York Drawing Association, delivered by Dr. Frederick G. King in November 1825. The first drawing session took place in November 1826 in the Old Alms House at City Hall Park with two academicians and twenty students. In the school's early years, professional artists met with students to draw from plaster casts of antique sculpture in the academic tradition. Both lectures and studio training were central the school's early curricula. Life classes, the practice of drawing from live models, were introduced in 1837, but only to advanced male students. A life class for women was not instituted until 1857, even though women were allowed membership to the Academy since its beginning. Due to financial difficulties at the Academy, the school was forced to move locations and shut down its operations for extended periods. Mounting dissatisfaction and frustration led several students and Lemuel E. Wilmarth, one of the school's leaders and first full-time professional instructor, to leave the Academy in 1875 and form a new school, the Art Students League. While charging tuition was unpopular, the Academy realized that it was necessary to ensure the school's sustainability, and implemented fee structures with varying success over the second half of the 19th century and first half of the 20th. Eventually, tuition was established by 1951, when the school was reopened at a new location, 5th Avenue and 89th Street.

Exhibitions have always been an important activity for the Academy, even prior to the opening of the National Academy Museum in 1979. Since 1826, the Academy has held annual exhibitions intended to reflect contemporary art currents in America. Any American artist was eligible to submit work to be reviewed by a jury of selection, comprised of academicians. Throughout the 19th century, the annual exhibitions at the Academy were one of the most significant and influential in the country. The selection process for these exhibitions was a critical topic, at times actively discussed in the press, and continually undergoing modification and change. In addition to the Annuals, the galleries of the Academy were often rented or loaned to outside organizations such as the American Watercolor Society, Audubon Artists, and the National Association of Women Artists. The galleries also mounted special exhibitions curated by its members and hosted a certain number of travelling exhibitions organized by other museums or art organizations. The museum, opened in 1979, hosted and presented major exhibitions, many focusing on historic European subjects.

Official Names of the Academy 1825-2017

1825 -- The New York Drawing Association

1826 -- The National Academy of The Arts of Design

1828 -- The National Academy of Design

1997 -- The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Art

2017 -- The National Academy of Design

National Academy of Design Meeting, Exhibition, and School Locations

1826 -- Old Alms House at City Hall Park in lower Manhattan

1827-1830 -- Chambers Street over the Arcade Baths

1831-1840 -- Corner of Nassau and Beckman Streets, the Mercantile Library on the third floor of Clinton Hall

1841 to 1849 -- 346 Broadway (at Leonard Street), the third and fourth floors of the New York Society Library

1850-1854 -- 663 Broadway, where the Academy erected a suite of six galleries

1855-1856 -- 548 Broadway (over Dr. Chapin's Church)

1857 -- 663 Broadway

1858-1861 -- 10th Street and 4th Avenue, the upper floor of a building

1861-1863 -- 625 Broadway, the Institute of Art

1865-1899 -- 23rd Street and Fourth Avenue (now Park Avenue South)

1899-1940 -- 109th Street and Amsterdam Avenue; exhibition galleries at 215 West 57th Street

1940-2017 -- 1083 Fifth Avenue at East 89th Street
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection was donated by the National Academy of Design in 2018. The trustees' ledger book in series 6 was donated in 1979 by Warder Cadbury of the Adirondack Museum; it is unclear how Cadbury acquired the ledger. Microfilm reels 798-799 containing transcriptions of minutes were given to the Archives by Lois Fink in 1974.
Restrictions:
This bulk of this collection is open for research. Boxes 63-66 are temporarily closed to researchers due to archival processing and digitization. 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.
Function:
Art Schools -- New York (State) -- New York
Arts organizations -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Citation:
National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.natiacad
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National Academy of Design records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-natiacad

Carol Wald papers, 1954-1970

Creator:
Wald, Carol S., 1935-2000  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6940
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209069
AAA_collcode_waldcaro
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209069

Sabina Teichman papers, 1964-1982

Creator:
Teichman, Sabina, 1900-1983  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7272
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209423
AAA_collcode_teicsabi
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209423

I Stand in My Place With My Own Day Here Site-Specific Art at The New School conceived and produced by Silvia Rocciolo, Lydia Matthews, and Eric Stark ; edited by Frances Richard ; a collaboration between The New School Art Collection and Parsons Curatorial Design Research Lab

Editor:
Richard, Frances (Frances M.),.) http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/edt http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/edt http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2005010444 http://viaf.org/viaf/4655663  Search this
Conceptor:
Stark, Eric (Curator) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2020022159 http://viaf.org/viaf/43158259376102302066  Search this
Matthews, Lydia (Professor of Visual Culture)  Search this
Rocciolo, Silvia http://viaf.org/viaf/17157882861960441673  Search this
Organizer:
Parsons School of Design http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82081011 http://viaf.org/viaf/143089441  Search this
New School University http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no99061065 http://viaf.org/viaf/137530692  Search this
Parsons School of Design Curatorial Design Research Lab http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2020042850 http://viaf.org/viaf/13158548813516352664  Search this
New School Art Collection http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2020024038 http://viaf.org/viaf/172916907  Search this
Subject:
New School University Art collections http://viaf.org/viaf/137530692  Search this
New School University http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00749974 http://viaf.org/viaf/137530692  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (303 pages) illustrations (chiefly color)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2019
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Art and society  Search this
Site-specific art  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
N6498.S58 I22 2019 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145674

Ernest William Watson papers

Topic:
American Artist
Creator:
Watson, Ernest William, 1884-1969  Search this
Names:
Berkshire Summer School of Art  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1949-1965
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; research materials for a book; a tape recording; manuscripts; photographs; drawings; and miscellany.
REEL N70-46: Working mock-up, original drawings, layout, for Watson's book SKETCH DIARY (1965); and other works; plus clippings of articles by him.
REEL 64: Correspondence, 1949-1955, arising from Watson's position as editor-in-chief of the magazine AMERICAN ARTIST. Correspondence relates to articles for the magazine; color engraving; controversy between "modern" vs. "conservative" art; awards to watercolorists; gallery fees for exhibiting works of art; and personal matters.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; various manuscripts and other papers relating to SKETCH DIARY; tape recording in which he tells about the establishment of Berkshire Summer School of Art in 1916; preliminary manuscripts of "Getting a Likeness"; photographs; drawings; Christmas cards from other artists; pencil rendering "Temple of Zeus," created as an advertisement for Eldorado pencils; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Illustrator and block printer; New York, N.Y. Founder & editor of American Artist, 1937-1955.
Provenance:
Material on reel N70-46 lent for microfilming 1970; some drawings and portions of material of sketch diary was subsequently donated 1972 along with unmicrofilmed material by Eve Watson, widow of Watson; material on reel 64 donated 1971 by Norman Kent, editor of American Artist.
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:
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Printing -- Technique  Search this
Art, American -- Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.watserne
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-watserne

Ward Eggleston Galleries records

Creator:
Ward Eggleston Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Eggleston, Ward  Search this
Irwin, Benoni, 1840-1896  Search this
Kremelberg, Mary A., d. 1946  Search this
MacLeod, Yan, 1889-1978  Search this
Niemann, Edmund Edward, 1909-2005  Search this
Simpson, Maxwell Stewart, 1896-1964  Search this
Webster, Adelaide  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1947-1965]
Scope and Contents:
Artists' files; photographs; clippings; and announcements.
REEL 677: Printed material on Edmund Edward Niemann, including 13 clippings, 1957-1962, about Niemann's exhibitions, press releases, 11 exhibition catalogs and announcements; 3 photographs of paintings; a career outline; and lists of paintings.
REEL 114: Files kept by the gallery on various artists who exhibited at the gallery during the 1950's and 1960's. Files include correspondence, press releases, photographs, price lists, and clippings. Some of the artists represented were Maxwell S. Simpson, Alvin Hollingsworth, Sandra James, Edith Hoyt, Elaine Sinnard, Frank Mason, Burhan Dogancay, Adele Lemm, Yari Levine, Whitford Carter, Annie Lenney, Peter Hopkins, David Humphreys, Ruth Hutton Ancker, and Betram Goodman.
UNMICROFILMED: Clippings, photographs, announcements and miscellany relating to five artists represented by the Ward Eggleston Galleries: Maxwell Stewart Simpson, Benoni Irwin, Mary A. Kremelberg Gibson, Yan MacLeod, and Adelaide Webster.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1968 & 1972 by Ward Eggleston, owner of the galleries.
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:
Portrait painters  Search this
Etchers  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Lithographers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- New York (State) -- New York
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Identifier:
AAA.wardeggl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wardeggl

Capital of capital money, banking + power in New York City 1784-2012 written by Steven H. Jaffe + Jessica Lautin

Author:
Jaffe, Steven H., http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://viaf.org/viaf/1724136  Search this
Lautin, Jessica http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://viaf.org/viaf/309583435  Search this
Author:
Museum of the City of New York http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81117329 http://viaf.org/viaf/138197614  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (297 pages) illustrations (chiefly color
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2014
Topic:
Banks and banking--History  Search this
Capitalism--History  Search this
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Finance  Search this
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Banks & Banking  Search this
Banks and banking  Search this
Capitalism  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
HG184.N5 J34 2014 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145591

City of workers, city of struggle how labor movements changed New York edited by Joshua B. Freeman

Editor:
Freeman, Joshua Benjamin http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/edt http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/edt http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86857445 http://viaf.org/viaf/110396224  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (238 pages) illustrations
Type:
Exhibitions
Electronic books
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
Date:
2019
Topic:
Labor unions--History  Search this
Labor--History  Search this
HISTORY--State & Local--Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)  Search this
Labor  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Call number:
HD6519.N5 C58 2019 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145643

Reminiscences of the Van Nest homestead by Mrs. Ann Van Nest Bussing, also an historical sketch

Title:
Echoes of the glad old time
Author:
Bussing, Ann Van Nest b. 1809? http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut  Search this
Author:
M. B  Search this
Subject:
Van Nest, Abraham 1776?-1864  Search this
Physical description:
[16] pages illustrations 22 x 17 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
Greenwich Village
Date:
1897
Topic:
Historic buildings  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_952938

The New York directory for 1786 illustrated with a plan of the city, prefaced by a general description of New York by Noah Webster, also with an appendix consisting of Annals of New York City 1786, compiled for this work

Title:
New York City directory
Fac=Simile reprint of first directory
First New York City drectory, 1786
Author:
Franks, David C http://viaf.org/viaf/13849722  Search this
Kelby, William 1841-1898 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2016147963 http://viaf.org/viaf/309899136  Search this
Webster, Noah 1758-1843 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n78094002 http://viaf.org/viaf/34505175  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, facsimile (82 pages) 1 ℓ., [83]-215 pages illustrations (folded map 19 cm
Type:
Books
Directories
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1889
Call number:
F128.2 .N49 1786
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_952947

A history of the Brick Presbyterian Church in the city of New York

Author:
Knapp, Shepherd 1873-1946 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2011004048 http://viaf.org/viaf/161995025  Search this
Subject:
Brick Presbyterian Church (New York, N.Y.) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no92000261  Search this
Church of the Covenant (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brick Presbyterian Church (New York, N.Y.) http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00673809  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 566 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Church history
History
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
United States, New York, New York (City)
Date:
1909
Topic:
Presbyterian church buildings--History  Search this
Presbyterian Church--Clergy  Search this
Presbyterian Church--History  Search this
Presbyterian church buildings  Search this
Presbyterian Church  Search this
Church history  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_953098

The centennial cruise by one of the guests

Physical description:
130 pages illustrations, portraits 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
United States
Date:
1877
Topic:
Voyages and travels  Search this
Anniversaries  Search this
History  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Call number:
F124 .C46 1877
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_953880

Guide to the collections from the West Indies

Author:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79122093 http://viaf.org/viaf/151206019  Search this
Subject:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation http://id.worldcat.org/fast/00537973  Search this
Physical description:
38 pages illustrations (folded plan), maps (1 double) 17 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Catalogs
Guidebooks
Place:
New York (State)
New York
West Indies
Date:
1922
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Ethnological museums and collections  Search this
Indians of the West Indies--Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E51 .I393 no. 32
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_954518

Third annual report of the Regents of the University, on the condition of the State Cabinet of Natural History, and the historical and antiquarian collection, annexed thereto

Author:
University of the State of New York http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80126351 http://viaf.org/viaf/142495854  Search this
Beck, Lewis C (Lewis Caleb) 1798-1853 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85038675 http://viaf.org/viaf/47543564  Search this
Hall, James 1811-1898 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87827736 http://viaf.org/viaf/762989  Search this
Hough, Franklin Benjamin 1822-1885 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50030005 http://viaf.org/viaf/59462187  Search this
Lansing, Gerrit Yates 1783-1862 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2007155748 http://viaf.org/viaf/2264998  Search this
Morgan, Lewis Henry 1818-1881 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50006099 http://viaf.org/viaf/19740087  Search this
State Cabinet of Natural History (N.Y.) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no94006813 http://viaf.org/viaf/142495733  Search this
Former owner:
Sturtevant, William C. http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50010746 http://viaf.org/viaf/32012343  Search this
Subject:
De Rham, Henry C (Henry Casimir) d. ca. 1849 Natural history collections  Search this
Morgan, Lewis Henry 1818-1881 Ethnological collections  Search this
Squier, E. G (Ephraim George) 1821-1888 Ethnological collections  Search this
State Cabinet of Natural History (N.Y.) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no94006813  Search this
Physical description:
183 pages, [28] leaves of plates in various foliations (2 folded) illustrations (some color) 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs and collections
Embossed bindings (Binding)
Place:
New York (State)
New York (State).)
United States
Date:
1850
Topic:
Fossils  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Clothing  Search this
Minerals  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Plants  Search this
Tobacco  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Call number:
QH70.N7 T4 1850b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_955174

Reminiscences of the old fire laddies and volunteer fire departments of New York and Brooklyn Together with a complete history of the paid departments of both cities By J. Frank Kernan, A.M. ("Florry.")

Author:
Kernan, J. Frank http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut  Search this
Physical description:
897 pages illustrations (including portraits) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1885
Topic:
Fire prevention  Search this
Volunteer fire fighters  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_962554

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