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R.C. Gorman collection

Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Names:
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1981-1993
Summary:
This collection contains 3 photographs depicting Diné (Navajo) artist R.C. Gorman and one poster depicting his artwork.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 3 photographs depicting artist R.C. Gorman [Diné (Navajo)] and 1 poster advertisting an exhibit of his work in 1993.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 1 oversize box.
Biographical / Historical:
Diné (Navajo) artist R.C. (Rudolph Carl) Gorman was born in Chinle, Arizona in 1931. His father Carl Gorman was also an artist and as well as a Navajo code talker in World War II.

After serving in the U.S. Navy and studying art and literature at Northern Arizona University, R.C. received a Navajo Tribal Council scholarship to study art at Mexico City College in 1958. It was there that Gorman was introduced to the works of Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, which would later influence own artwork. Later Gorman moved to Taos, New Mexico and opened the first Native-owned fine art gallery in 1968.

Best known for his imagery depicting Navajo women, Gorman's work is held in the collections of many national museums including the National Museum of the American Indian, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Ariz.

Gorman died in 2005 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Separated Materials:
This collection also includes R.C. Gorman 13 artworks held in NMAI's object collection, catalog numbers 270169-270181.
Provenance:
Gift of Mrs. Tracy Fontaine Evans.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish the Yousuf Karsh photographs must be directed to his estate directly.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); R.C. Gorman collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.310
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-310
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Photograph of R.C. Gorman

Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Names:
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print
Container:
Oversize 1
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Date:
circa 1981
Scope and Contents:
Gelatin silver print depicting a portrait of artist R.C. Gorman [Diné (Navajo)], photographed by Yousuf Karsh circa 1981. The photograph is signed by Karsh and has a note written by Gorman that reads, "To Tracy and Cam Evans- Love, R.C. Gorman."

The back of the print has a stamp that reads, "No. 3 [handwritten] Karsh, Ottawa." Another note reads, "WO# 7639"
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
This photograph is copyrighted by the Estate of Yousuf Karsh. Please contact the Estate for permission to use this image.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); R.C. Gorman collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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R.C. Gorman collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-310-ref1

Peter Pollack papers

Creator:
Pollack, Peter, 1909-1978  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Abrams, Harry N.  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Brassaï, 1899-  Search this
Cole, Sylvan  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
De Diego, Julio, 1900-  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A., 1916-1979  Search this
Gernsheim, Helmut, 1913-  Search this
Halsman, Philippe  Search this
Harissiadis, Dimitrios  Search this
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Mayer, Grace M.  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993  Search this
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1979
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; photographs; writings and lecture notes; and printed material; and a scrapbook.
Circa 300 personal letters, 1945-1970, to Pollack from painter Richard Florsheim.
Files of correspondence and clippings pertaining to Pollack's career as a curator and photography historian. Most of the files concern Pollack's book "The Picture History of Photography." Other files concern Pollack's work on publications for Harry N. Abrams, Inc., the Worcester Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. Also included are writings and lecture notes; a few letters and clippings from scrapbooks; and miscellany. Correspondents include: Ansel Adams, Gyuia Halasz Brassai, Sylvan Cole, Julio De Diego, Helmut Gernsheim, Philippe Halsman, Dimitrios Harissiadis, Yousuf Karsh, Grace M. Mayer, and Beaumont Newhall.
Personal correspondence, 1954-1976, with Richard Florsheim discussing various career choices and projects, exhibition openings, Florsheim's art dealers, and book projects Florsheim was involved in; project files, 1948-1962, regarding Pollack's position as the New York City-based Public Relations Consultant for the Archives of American Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Guggenheim, and other institutions. Included are letters, news releases, catalogs, announcements and some photographs and clippings of such projects as the International Biennial of Prints and the AAA European art tour trip.
Also included is a scrapbook, 1939-1943, concerning exhibitions and activities of the South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, sponsored by the Illinois Art Project of the WPA-FAP and supervised by Pollack, 1938-1942. The center's purpose was to advance African American art and artists. Included are by-laws; letters from Alain Locke, and Richmond Barthe; photographs of Pollack, Jules Carlen, Horace Pippin, Eldzier Cortor, Canada Lee, Julio de Diego, Jesus Torres, and Eleanor Roosevelt at the dedication of the center, 1941; a typescript of a lecture by Daniel Catton Rich "The Art Museum and the Community Art Center," delivered at the Museum Director's conference, Detroit Institute of Arts, May 1940, newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs and other printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Pollack (1909-1978) was a photographer, curator, historian, and writer in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reels 822 and 4886-4887 donated 1974-1977 by Pollack, except for the scrapbook which was donated by Jane de Hart, an art historian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who received it from Pollack for her research on African American artists and WPA projects. Material on reels 2385-2390 was lent for microfilming in 1981 by Creilly Pollack, Pollack's widow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Museum curators  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Photography  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Function:
Art centers -- Illinois -- Chicago
Identifier:
AAA.pollpete
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pollpete

Photograph of R.C. Gorman

Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Names:
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Oversize 1
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1981
Scope and Contents:
Gelatin silver print depicting a portrait of artist R.C. Gorman [Diné (Navajo)], photographed by Yousuf Karsh circa 1981. The photograph is signed by Karsh and has a note written by Gorman that reads, "To Tracy and Cam Evans- Love, R.C. Gorman, 1981."

The back of the print has a stamp that reads, "No. 21 [handwritten] Karsh, Ottawa." Another note reads, "WO# 7642"
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
This photograph is copyrighted by the Estate of Yousuf Karsh. Please contact the Estate for permission to use this image.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); R.C. Gorman collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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R.C. Gorman collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-310-ref2

Poster of R.C. Gorman work

Names:
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster
Container:
Oversize 1
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Posters
Date:
1993
Scope and Contents:
One poster depicting an R.C. Gorman artwork. The bottom of the poster reads, "R.C. Gorman / Taos Art Association / Stables Art Center 1993"

There is a handwritten note by Gorman that reads, "To Tracy and Cam- love, R.C. Gorman"
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish the Yousuf Karsh photographs must be directed to his estate directly.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); R.C. Gorman collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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R.C. Gorman collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-310-ref3

Photograph of R.C. Gorman

Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Names:
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Oversize 1
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1981
Scope and Contents:
Color photograph depicting a portrait of artist R.C. Gorman [Diné (Navajo)], photographed by Yousuf Karsh circa 1981. The photograph is signed by Karsh and has a note written by Gorman that reads, "To Tracy and Cam Evans- With Love, R.C. Gorman."

The back of the print has a stamp that reads, "No. K [handwritten] Karsh, Ottawa." Another note reads, "WO# 7641"
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
This photograph is copyrighted by the Estate of Yousuf Karsh. Please contact the Estate for permission to use this image.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); R.C. Gorman collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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R.C. Gorman collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-310-ref4

Louis M. Hellman (1908-1990)

Creator:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Subject:
Hellman, Louis M. 1908-1990  Search this
Johns Hopkins University  Search this
United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Obstetrics  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-3764]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393546

Yousuf Karsh : selected portraits = portraits choisis

Title:
Yousuf Karsh : portraits choisis
Author:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Koltun, L. A  Search this
Canada Embassy (U.S.) Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([10] pages) : portraits ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Portraits
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1994
[1994]
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Celebrities  Search this
Call number:
TR681.F3 K377 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_702837

Icons of the twentieth century : portraits by Yousuf Karsh

Author:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Blount Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Physical description:
4 unnumbered pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1992
2000
[between 1992 and 2000]
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR680 .K282 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_702839

Yousuf Karsh : a fifty year retrospective [exhibition / organized by the International Center of Photography]

Author:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
International Center of Photography  Search this
Physical description:
14 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
[1983?]
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR681.F3 K374 1983b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_771812

Karsh : a biography in images / Yousuf Karsh ; with commentary by Jerry Fielder

Author:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Fielder, Jerry  Search this
Subject:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : chiefly ill., ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Portraits
Date:
2003
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Celebrities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_812157

Karsh Canadians / Yousuf Karsh

Author:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Subject:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Physical description:
203 p. : ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Portraits
Place:
Canada
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_797005

Karsh : American legends : photographs and commentary / by Yousuf Karsh

Author:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Subject:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Physical description:
156 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Portraits
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Celebrities  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.K3 A1am 1992
TR647.K3A1am 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_444844

Karsh : the art of the portrait / essays by James Borcoman ... [et al.]

Author:
Borcoman, James  Search this
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
National Gallery of Canada  Search this
National Archives of Canada  Search this
Subject:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Physical description:
176 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.K3 B72 1989
TR647.K3B72 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381106

Portraits of greatness / Yousuf Karsh

Author:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Subject:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Physical description:
207 p. ports. 32 cm
Type:
Portraits
Date:
1959
[1959]
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Celebrities  Search this
Call number:
TR647.K3 A1p 1959
TR680.K3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_250493

Portraits by Yousuf Karsh

Author:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. ports. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Call number:
TR647.K3 C7 1969
TR647.K3C7 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_155653

Karsh : a fifty-year retrospective / Yousuf Karsh

Author:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Subject:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : ill., ports. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.K3 L77
TR647.K3L77
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_177490

Faces of destiny : portraits by Karsh

Author:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Subject:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Physical description:
158 p. : ports. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1946
C1946
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Biography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.K3 A1fd 1946
TR575.K3X
TR647.K3A1fd 1946
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_188308

Faces of our time

Author:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Physical description:
202 p. ports. 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
[1971]
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.K3 A1f 1971
TR647.K3A1f 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_10456

Karsh

Author:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Subject:
Karsh, Yousuf 1908-2002  Search this
Physical description:
[2] l. [20] plates in portfolio 23 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
1971]
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR681.F3 K18
TR647.K3K16
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_15276

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