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Harold Helwig and Lenore Davis papers

Creator:
Davis, Lenore , 1936-1995  Search this
Helwig, Harold B., 1938-2012  Search this
Extent:
14.5 Linear feet
7.85 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Date:
1940-2013
Summary:
The papers of artists and art educators Harold Helwig and Lenore Davis measue 14.5 linear feet and 7.85 GB and date from 1940 to 2013. The papers document Davis' career and personal life more heavily than Helwig's, however, material related to both individuals are present. Included is biographical information; correspondence; exhibition and business files; research and printed material; artwork and sketches; photographs; and papers and digital material related to both Helwig and Davis' teaching endeavors.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artists and art educators Harold Helwig and Lenore Davis measue 14.5 linear feet and 7.85 GB and contains correspondence, video recordings, some in digital format, photographs and slides, exhibition ephemera, clippings and various other printed material, and artwork.

Biographical material includes resumes, school papers, artist inventories, and contacts lists. The collection's correspondence is both personal and business related, and includes a series of letters from Davis' mother, Mary Shope Davis, to her brother and sister-in-law from the 1940s. Other material found in this collection documents Helwig's and Davis' involvement in exhibitions; national and local craft-related guilds and associations, education; sale of artwork and services; research material; and printed ephemera. The collection's photographs include the personal and professional side of Helwig and Davis' life.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1952-2012 (.08 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1940-2009 (2.5 linear feet; Box 1-4)

Series 3: Writings, 1970-1994 (7 folders; Box 4)

Series 4: Exhibitions, 1969-2007 (10 folders; Box 4, 3.73 GB; ER01-ER02)

Series 5: Professional Files, 1971-2012 (1.0 linear feet; Box 4-5)

Series 6: Research Material, 1953-2012 (9 folders; box 5-6)

Series 7: Teaching Files, 1973-2012 (2.8 linear feet; Box 6-9, 4.12 GB; ER03)

Series 8: Personal Business Files, 1977-2003 (.5 linear feet; Box 9-10)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1955-2013 (1.0 linear feet; Box 10-11)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1958-1995 (2.0 linear feet; Box 11-13, shoebox 15)

Series 11: Photographs, 1940-2000 (1.5 linear feet; Box 13-14)
Biographical / Historical:
Harold "Bill" Helwig (1938-2012) was an enamel artist and educator born in Wellington, Kansas in 1938. Helwig received his MS in watercolor from Fort Hayes Kansas State College in 1961. After a short stint in the military, Helwig became the assistant director of the Creative Craft Center at the State University of New York, Buffalo (he served as an assistant professor in the design department there as well). In 1977, Helwig took the position of director at Vitrearc, a division of Ceramic Coating Co., in Newport, Kentucky. After Vitrearc, Helwig's primary focus shifted towards creating enamel art and teaching its process. Included in Helwig's artistic accomplishments was a selection in the international exhibition "Objects: USA" (1969), exhibitions in the Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis, Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York City, and the CCA Galleries in Cambridge, England. Helwig was an active member of the American Craft Council as co-founder and editor of Glass On Metal. He received the Enamellist Society's Creative Arts Award in 2001.

Lenore Davis (1936-1995) was a fiber artist and educator born in Missoula Montana in 1936. She received her BS from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1958. After college, Davis taught high school art, and held a position as a craft director with the US Army Special Services in Germany. After these jobs, Davis received her MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1965, and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study ceramics in Portugal in 1966. After her scholarship, Davis began her career as a full-time artist showcasing her work individually and as part of group exhibitions at craft shows, galleries, and museums across the United States. She also led workshops, made instructional videos, and worked for commissions. Davis was a member of the Surface Design Association, National Institute of American Doll Artists, American Craft Council, Kentucky Guild of Craftsmen, and Greater Cincinnati Guild of Craftsmen.

Harold Helwig and Lenore Davis married in 1968. As a couple they worked collaboratively on two-person shows as well as part of larger group exhibitions. In addition to conducting various workshops and lectures, both Davis and Helwig taught classes at Penland School of Craft between the late-1970s and mid-1990s.
Provenance:
This collection was donated in 2017 by Arnelle Dow, executor of Harold Helwig's estate.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment, and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Educators  Search this
Topic:
Enamel and enameling  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Citation:
Harold Helwig and Lenore Davis papers, 1940-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.helwharo
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Harold Helwig and Lenore Davis papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-helwharo

Make a Time Capsule

Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2020-07-15T17:58:05Z
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianNPM
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_04WbQIiTBfw

How to Section Algae, Part 2 (1/3)

Creator:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-09-28T18:06:23Z
Topic:
Tropics;Biology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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BocasResearchStation
YouTube Channel:
BocasResearchStation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Gu9MomGcnGo

How to Section Algae, Part 1

Creator:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-09-28T15:22:05Z
Topic:
Tropics;Biology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
BocasResearchStation
YouTube Channel:
BocasResearchStation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_UNC65XDxrbU

How to Section Algae, Part 2 (2/3)

Creator:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-09-28T18:48:02Z
Topic:
Tropics;Biology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
BocasResearchStation
YouTube Channel:
BocasResearchStation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_aSF7uz3IKes

How to Section Algae, Part 3

Creator:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-09-28T15:59:21Z
Topic:
Tropics;Biology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
BocasResearchStation
YouTube Channel:
BocasResearchStation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_xgswItGasiQ

How to Section Algae, Part 2 (3/3)

Creator:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-09-28T19:04:21Z
Topic:
Tropics;Biology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
BocasResearchStation
YouTube Channel:
BocasResearchStation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_utQLEINfAGE

Oral history interviews conducted by Michael Hays and George Leicthweis for the Street Survival II video

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 5 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
audio recording
Date made:
1989
Subject:
skateboarding  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2017.3100.01
Nonaccession number:
2017.3100
Catalog number:
2017.3100.01
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8235-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1847994

Oral history interviews conducted by Michael Hays and George Leicthweis for the Street Survival II video

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 5 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
audio recording, skateboarding
audio recording
Date made:
1989
Subject:
skateboarding  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2017.3100.02
Nonaccession number:
2017.3100
Catalog number:
2017.3100.02
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-2c71-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1847995

Oral history interviews conducted by Michael Hays and George Leicthweis for the Street Survival II video

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 5 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
audio recording, skateboarding
audio recording
Date made:
1989
Subject:
skateboarding  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2017.3100.03
Nonaccession number:
2017.3100
Catalog number:
2017.3100.03
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8236-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1847996

Oral history interviews conducted by Michael Hays and George Leicthweis for the Street Survival II video

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 5 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
audio recording, skateboarding
audio recording
Date made:
1989
Subject:
skateboarding  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2017.3100.04
Nonaccession number:
2017.3100
Catalog number:
2017.3100.04
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8237-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1847997

Oral history interviews conducted by Michael Hays and George Leicthweis for the Street Survival II video

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 5 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
audio recording
Date made:
1989
Subject:
skateboarding  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2017.3100.05
Nonaccession number:
2017.3100
Catalog number:
2017.3100.05
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-954e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1847998

Street Survival Instructional Skateboard Video

Depicted:
Danforth, Bill  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in x 1 in; 19.05 cm x 10.795 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
VHS tape, skateboarding
skateboarding tape
Date made:
1988
Subject:
skateboarding  Search this
Sports  Search this
Movie  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2013.3045.01
Nonaccession number:
2013.3045
Catalog number:
2013.3045.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Skateboarding
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-de1d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1448379

Street Survival scrapbook

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 3 in; 28.575 cm x 29.21 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
scrapbook, skateboarding
scrapbook
Date made:
1980s
Subject:
skateboarding  Search this
Sports  Search this
Movie  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2013.3045.03
Nonaccession number:
2013.3045
Catalog number:
2013.3045.03
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Skateboarding
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-decf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1448381

Skateboarding Trick Chart

Maker:
Hays, Michael Alan  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
trick chart, skateboarding
skateboarding trick chart
Date made:
1988
1980s
Subject:
skateboarding  Search this
Sports  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2013.3045.04
Nonaccession number:
2013.3045
Catalog number:
2013.3045.04
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Skateboarding
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b0-f4b4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1448382

Original Skateboard Maneuver Chart

Maker:
Hays, Michael Alan  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 1/2 in x 25 in; 54.61 cm x 63.5 cm
Object Name:
chart, skateboarding
skateboarding maneuver chart
Date made:
1988
1980s
Subject:
skateboarding  Search this
Sports  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2013.3045.06
Nonaccession number:
2013.3045
Catalog number:
2013.3045.06
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Skateboarding
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-ded1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1448384
Online Media:

Street Survival Script

Maker:
Hays, Michael Alan  Search this
Leichtweis, George  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
script, skateboarding
skateboarding script
Date made:
1988
1980s
Subject:
skateboarding  Search this
Sports  Search this
Movie  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2013.3045.07
Nonaccession number:
2013.3045
Catalog number:
2013.3045.07
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Skateboarding
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-ded2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1448385

Playmaxx Smothers Brothers Yo-Yo

Maker:
Playmaxx  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 cm x 5.5 cm; x 1 3/16 in x 2 3/16 in
Object Name:
yo-yo
Date made:
1990s
Credit Line:
Donald F. Duncan, Jr.
ID Number:
2002.0246.27
Accession number:
2002.0246
Catalog number:
2002.0246.27
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Yo-Yos
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-5d1d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1191985

Hummingbird Smothers Brothers Yo-Yo

Depicted:
Smothers Brothers  Search this
Maker:
Hummingbird Toy Company, Ltd.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
paper (display card material)
Measurements:
overall: 15 cm x 17 cm x 3 cm; 5 7/8 in x 6 11/16 in x 1 3/16 in
Object Name:
yo-yo
Place Made:
United States: New York, Arcade
Date made:
1988
ID Number:
2002.0246.52
Accession number:
2002.0246
Catalog number:
2002.0246.52
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Yo-Yos
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-534b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1192011

[Vid-E-Yo, the complete program for learning the yo-yo. . .the ProYo Way, by Playmaxx]

Collection Creator:
Duncan, Donald F., Jr.  Search this
Duncan Yo-Yo Company.  Search this
Extent:
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Container:
Box 25, Video OV 807.4
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Scope and Contents:
1985, 1990. Instructional video featuring lessons and tricks. 1 :07 minutes, color
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Duncan Family Yo-yo Collection, 1928-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Duncan Family Yo-yo Collection
Duncan Family Yo-yo Collection / Series 5: Audiovisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0807-ref740

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