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International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Collection Creator:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 53
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1969
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
W.G. Constable papers, 1905-1983, bulk 1920-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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W.G. Constable papers
W.G. Constable papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: General
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cf62c516-8d25-424b-89a0-dd22331de244
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-conswmgp-ref113

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works [Folder]

Additional name:
International Institute for Conservation  Search this
IIC  Search this
I.I.C.  Search this
International Institute for the Conservation of Museum Objects  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
London (England)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_106353

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Collection Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s-1980s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. research center. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950s-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Louis Pomerantz papers
Louis Pomerantz papers / Series 6: Teaching and Reference Files / 6.1: Organizations and Events
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw960fa0cf1-dba1-4c41-b51e-a1f6b206f2c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pomeloui-ref802

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Abstracts

Collection Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950s-1960s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. research center. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950s-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Louis Pomerantz papers
Louis Pomerantz papers / Series 6: Teaching and Reference Files / 6.1: Organizations and Events
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Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cd616155-fdf8-42c1-9f29-93dcd59d9e06
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pomeloui-ref812

FC-29191, Marilyn Weidner, International Institute For Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Pennsylvania, FY 1973

Container:
Box 1 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e413

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Damaged Test Strip Sample

Collection Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. research center. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950s-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Louis Pomerantz papers
Louis Pomerantz papers / Series 6: Teaching and Reference Files / 6.1: Organizations and Events
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96955931b-0213-44b4-9a16-b40338525314
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pomeloui-ref803

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, AAM Art Technical Section

Collection Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel
Container:
Box 22, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Date:
1961
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. research center. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950s-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Louis Pomerantz papers
Louis Pomerantz papers / Series 6: Teaching and Reference Files / 6.1: Organizations and Events
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b5046885-adb8-4d27-9e9e-36c2329eb1cb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pomeloui-ref889

I. I. C., 1971-1972: Literature and correspondence from The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Container:
Box 10 of 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-018, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Central Files
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Central Files
Central Files / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa03-018-refidd1e3655

Organic Residue Analysis in Ceramic Studies: Implications for Conservation Treatment and Collections Management

Author:
Oudemans, Tania F. M.  Search this
Erhardt, W. David  Search this
Roy, Ashok  Search this
Smith, Perry  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1996
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_96059

Masking and Misinterpreting Cotton Fibers: Dangers Associated with the Fiber Analysis of Archeological Textiles

Author:
Skals, Irene  Search this
Ballard, Mary W.  Search this
Roy, Ashok  Search this
Smith, Perry  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1996
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_96057

Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950-1988

Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis, 1919-1988  Search this
Pomerantz, Louis, 1919-1988  Search this
Subject:
Wilke, Ulfert  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Stolow, Nathan  Search this
Konrad, Anton  Search this
Feller, Robert L.  Search this
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Interviews
Illustrations
Sound recordings
Topic:
Flood damage -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Museum conservation methods -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum conservation methods -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9552
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211752
AAA_collcode_pomeloui
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211752
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Organizations and Events

Collection Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940s-1980s
Scope and Contents:
This series does not include Pomerantz's contributions at professional events, which can be found in Series 4: Writings and Notes, but does document his attendance and involvement in events such as AIC and International Institute for Conservation of Historical and Artistic Works annual meetings and other conferences primarily in the midwest and California. The records document some of the most prominent and pressing issues in art conservation during the 1960s-1980s.

Records include committee material such as lists of meeting attendees, calls for papers, memoranda, correspondence and notes, conference handouts and other printed material, and 62 sound cassettes and 5 sound tape reels of conference presentations and events.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. research center. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950s-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pomeloui, Subseries 6.1
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Louis Pomerantz papers
Louis Pomerantz papers / Series 6: Teaching and Reference Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d89f50e7-c9ab-4226-a5fe-166358577803
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pomeloui-ref786

Preserving Unstable Painted Surfaces on Freshly Excavated Terracotta: Dilemmas and Decisions

Author:
Strahan, Donna  Search this
Weisser, Terry Drayman  Search this
Ashok, Roy  Search this
Smith, Perry  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1996
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_148422

Traditional Care and Conservation: The Merging of Two Disciplines at the National Museum of the American Indian

Author:
Drumheller, Ann  Search this
Kaminitz, Marian  Search this
Smith, Perry  Search this
Roy, Ashok  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1994
Topic:
Native Americans  Search this
American Indians  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_130392

Science and technology in the service of conservation : preprints of the contributions to the Washington Congress, 3-9 September 1982 / edited by N.S. Brommelle and Garry Thomson

Author:
Brommelle, N. S  Search this
Thomson, Garry  Search this
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Physical description:
185 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Art objects--Conservation and restoration--Technological innovations  Search this
Museum conservation methods--Technological innovations  Search this
Call number:
N8560 .S416
N8560.S416
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_161775

Computer technology for conservators : proceedings of the 11th annual IIC-CG Conference Workshop, May 13-16, 1985, Halifax, Canada / John Perkins, editor ; Candace Boyer, Edward T. Paterson, assistant editors

Author:
IIC-CG Conference Workshop (11th : 1985 : Halifax, N.S.)  Search this
Perkins, John 1951-  Search this
Boyer, Candace  Search this
Paterson, Edward T  Search this
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Canadian Group  Search this
Physical description:
339 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Museum conservation methods--Data processing  Search this
Art--Conservation and restoration--Data processing  Search this
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration--Data processing  Search this
Electronic data processing  Search this
Call number:
AM141 .I105 1985
AM141.I105 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_285618

Louis Pomerantz papers

Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Names:
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Feller, Robert L.  Search this
Konrad, Anton  Search this
Stolow, Nathan  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Wilke, Ulfert, 1907-1987  Search this
Extent:
34.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Interviews
Illustrations
Sound recordings
Date:
1937-1988
bulk 1950-1988
Summary:
The papers of Chicago art conservator, Louis Pomerantz, measure 34.2 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1988, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1950s-1980s. The papers document two principal aspects of Pomerantz's professional life: his conservation work for institutions and individuals, and the development of his professional expertise as documented through his writings and teachings, his continued conservation training, and his involvement in professional organizations. Files include scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, interviews, writings, project and client files, teaching and reference files, printed material, and photographic material primarily documenting conservation treatments and techniques.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Chicago art conservator, Louis Pomerantz, measure 34.2 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1988, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1950s-1980s. The papers document two principal aspects of Pomerantz's professional life: his conservation work for institutions and individuals, and the development of his professional expertise as documented through his writings and teachings, his continued conservation training, and his involvement in professional organizations. Files include scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, interviews, writings, project and client files, teaching and reference files, printed material, and photographic material primarily documenting conservation treatments and techniques.

Biographical material includes military and educational records, as well as resum├ęs and references from various art institutions and individuals.

Pomerantz's professional correspondence is with other conservators including Anton J. Konrad, Nathan Stolow, and Jean Volkmer, conservation scientists such as Robert L. Feller, and people who assisted Pomerantz early in his career such as George Stout. Also documented is Pomerantz's relationship with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) which undertook his traveling Know What You See exhibition, his involvement with museums and other art institutions, and companies who developed and manufactured conservation equipment such as Eastman Kodak.

Interviews include circa 9 radio station interviews on sound tape reels and sound cassettes of Pomerantz individually or with others, including a recording of a conversation regarding the Florence flood.

Writings and notes are by Pomerantz and include typescripts, notes and background material for lectures and papers delivered from the 1950s-1980s. Also found is a portfolio of his writings from 1962-1978, and a notebook Pomerantz compiled while working at the Rijksmuseum which includes notes, hand-drawn colored illustrations and photographs of conservation techniques.

Project/client files form the largest series and document Pomerantz's work, both in private practice and as conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago, through conditions reports, recommendations for and records of treatment, related correspondence, financial documentation, and photographic material.

Teaching and reference files comprise material gathered by Pomerantz during participation in professional organizations and events, such as the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Also found are subject files, consisting of reference material and correspondence, on a wide range of conservation-related subjects.

Personal business records from the 1950s consist of receipts for conservation-related supplies and one folder of business tax records.

Printed material primarily includes news clippings documenting Pomerantz's career up to and including the 1970s, clippings on conservation-related news, blank postcards of artwork, and two exhibition catalogs.

Photographic material includes images demonstrating a wide variety of conservation techniques, including sets of slides used for lectures and presentations, and images of Pomerantz at work. Also found are photos of artists including Ulfert Wilke. Photographic media include black and white and color photos, slides, glass slides, X-rays and corresponding prints, negatives and 5 glass plate negatives.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1940s-1980s (12 folders; Boxes 1, 33)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1940s-1988 (3.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-4)

Series 3: Interviews, 1961-circa 1970s (8 folders; Box 4)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1950s-1980s (2.8 linear feet; Box 7)

Series 5: Project/Client Files, 1950s-1987 (13.8 linear feet; Boxes 7-20)

Series 6: Teaching and Reference Files, 1940s-1980s (3.9 linear feet; Boxes 20-24)

Series 7: Personal Business Records, 1950s (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 24-25)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1937-1970s (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 25, 33)

Series 9: Photographic Material, 1940s-1980s (8.4 linear feet; Boxes 25-36, OV 37, MGP 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Chicago art conservator Louis Pomerantz (1919-1988), established and operated the conservation lab at the Art Institute of Chicago and then maintained a private practice conducting conservation work for individual collectors and various museums and art institutions in the midwest.

Pomerantz had originally intended to be an artist and enrolled at the Art Students League. After serving in World War II, he returned to Europe to study conservation as an apprentice to a private restorer in Paris, followed by a year spent working under the chief restorer at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and study at the Courtauld Institute and the National Gallery in London. As head of the Art Institute of Chicago's first conservation lab from 1956-1961, Pomerantz employed new and emerging techniques such as powerful binocular microscopes, ultra-violet, infra-red and X-ray machines to study paintings, and a hot table to bond new canvasses to support old ones. Following his resignation from the Art Institute of Chicago to pursue his private practice, Pomerantz organized conservation training programs, and wrote widely on conservation. He served on the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and was a member of the committee which adopted the AIC's first code of ethics for art conservators in May 1967. He became consultant to various art and natural history museums including the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, where he formed part of the conservation team that completed an extensive renovation of the museum's Javanese gamelan ensemble composed of 23 brass and wood musical instruments.The gamelan was presented and played for the first time since 1893 in 1978, following the restoration.

Pomerantz also organized several museum exhibitions on conservation, including Know What You See, which was shown at more than 100 museums around the United States, Canada and Mexico, as part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
Provenance:
The Louis Pomerantz papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Else Pomerantz in 1988.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. research center. Use of 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:
Conservators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Flood damage -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Museum conservation methods -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum conservation methods -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Illustrations
Sound recordings
Citation:
Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950s-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pomeloui
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Louis Pomerantz papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ebc89f63-5341-4a3e-a804-7d813b2c111c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pomeloui
Online Media:

The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Boxes 14 and 22 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 359, National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection, Records
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Records
Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0359-refidd1e5872

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) Conference Publications, 2002

Collection Creator::
Washington Conservation Guild  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-194, Washington Conservation Guild, Records
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Records
Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa14-194-refidd1e827

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Congress, 1982, Washington, DC

Collection Creator::
Washington Conservation Guild  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7477, Washington Conservation Guild, Records
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Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7477-refidd1e1337

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