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Jane and Michael Stern Collection

Creator:
Stern, Michael, 1946-  Search this
Stern, Jane  Search this
Extent:
17 Cubic feet (41 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Trade literature
Articles
Notes
Menus
Cookbooks
Brochures
Correspondence
Slides (photographs)
Writings
Business records
Postcards
Date:
1890-2008
Summary:
Collection documents Jane and Michael Stern's travels across the United States collecting data for their books on American material culture subjects, with particular emphasis on food and dining.
Scope and Contents:
Collection primarily consists of the raw materials amassed by Jane and Michael Stern as they traveled the United States, researching for their books on American material culture subjects, with particular emphasis on food and dining. These materials include writings and notes from their various stops while traveling; photographs and slides of places they visited; vintage postcards collected in their travels; paper ephemera such as take-out menus, placemats, etc.; large quantities of trade literature such as product cookbooks (some dating back to the 1920s), food packaging and brochures on food related subjects, under headings such as "Meat, Fish, Game", "Parties, Etiquette, How-To", "Baking" and numerous others; trade literature on other material culture subjects the Sterns wrote books about with headings which include Rodeo, Cowboys, Indians" and many others; correspondence; business records, articles, and clippings. The collection is arranged into five series: Series 1, Research Documentation and Writings, 1975-2015, undated; Series 2, Product Cookbooks, and Trade Literature, 1890-1993, undated; Series 3, Photographic Materials, 1947-2008, undated; Series 4, Subject Files, 1910-1995; and Series 5, Vintage Postcards, undated.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into five series:

Series 1, Research Documentation and Writings, 1975-2015, undated

Series 2, Product Cookbooks, and Trade Literature, 1890-1993, undated

Series 3, Photographic Materials, 1947-2008, undated

Subseries 3.1, Photographs, 1947-2002, undated

Subseries 3.2, Slides and Transparencies, 1965-2008, undated

Series 4, Subject Files, 1910-1995

Series 5, Vintage Postcards, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Jane Grossman Stern (1946-) and Michael Stern (1946-) are American writers best known for their popular series of books titled Roadfood. These publications provided recommendations of restaurants, truck stops, diners, delis, bakeries, and other food-related establishments in the United States who served classic American regional specialties. The Sterns are also authors of books about American material culture subjects including truckers, cowboys, kitsch, and dog shows. They have been guests on public radio, contributors to magazine columns, and have won numerous awards for their work.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Jane and Michael Stern, 2016.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
Topic:
Automobile travel -- United States  Search this
Diners -- United States  Search this
Bakeries -- United States  Search this
Restaurants -- United States  Search this
Truck stops -- United States  Search this
Cowboys -- United States  Search this
Roads -- United States  Search this
Delicatessens -- United States  Search this
Dining  Search this
Dog shows -- United States  Search this
Truck drivers -- United States  Search this
Rodeos -- United States  Search this
Food -- United States  Search this
Local foods -- United States  Search this
Kitsch -- United States  Search this
Material culture -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera -- 20th century
Ephemera -- 21st century
Trade literature
Articles -- 21st century
Notes -- 20th century
Menus -- 20th century
Cookbooks -- 21st century
Brochures -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 21st century
Brochures -- 21st century
Cookbooks -- 20th century
Slides (photographs) -- 20th century
Writings
Business records -- 20th century
Articles -- 20th century
Postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Correspondence -- 20th century
Menus -- 21st century
Citation:
Jane and Michael Stern Collection, circa 1920-2015, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1392
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Jane and Michael Stern Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89b79d74d-7499-469b-8dad-ee18dd9a59e3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1392
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peter Shire

Interviewee:
Shire, Peter  Search this
Interviewer:
Lauria, Jo  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Students  Search this
Los Angeles City College -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Bennett, Garry Knox, 1934-  Search this
Cibic, Aldo, 1955-  Search this
Duran, Gonzalo  Search this
Jiminez, Juanita  Search this
Kashalek, Robert  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy, 1952-  Search this
Saxe, Adrian Anthony, 1943-  Search this
Scaccia, Anthony  Search this
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989  Search this
Thun, Matteo  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-  Search this
Zanini, Marco  Search this
Extent:
77 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 September 18-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Shire conducted 2007 September 18-19, by Jo Lauria, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Shire's studio, in Los Angeles, California.
Shire speaks of being a native Californian; his childhood growing up in the Los Angeles community of Echo Park; his parents' socialist political ideas; memories of FBI surveillance of his home and parents; defining the term kitsch as "the substitution of spurious values for real ones," using plastic flowers as an example; the essence of the craft movement as the handmade, the real; attending Saturday classes at Chouinard Art Institute while in high school; clothing fashion in his neighborhood during the late 1960s; the influence of high school teacher Anthony Scaccia; attending Los Angeles City College for one semester; discovering Domus magazine in the school library; receiving his B.F.A. from Chouinard in 1970; teaching at InterPace; being inspired by H.C. Westermann's work; traveling to Milan, Italy and visiting Ettore Sottsass; his interest in a humanistic, personal expression in art; encountering resistance to his "art furniture"; his 2007 show at Frank Lloyd Gallery, "Peter Shire Chairs"; the desire to create a total spatial experience of his work by charging the everyday function of objects with an emotional impact; and his public art commissions. Shire also recalls Gonzalo Duran, Juanita Jiminez, Millard Sheets, Adrian Saxe, Wendy Maruyama, Gary Knox Bennett, Marco Zanini, Matteo Thun, Aldo Cibic, Robert Koshalek, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Shire (1947- ) is a sculptor from Los Angeles, California. Jo Lauria is a curator and arts writer also from Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 13 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 8 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.shire07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw922cf02bd-dcfd-4567-b3c2-86e862befe33
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shire07
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Italo Scanga papers

Creator:
Scanga, Italo, 1932-2001  Search this
Names:
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Merkin, Richard  Search this
Schwedler, William, 1942-1982  Search this
Stoneman, Gary  Search this
Extent:
15.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1930-2001
Summary:
The papers of Italian-American sculptor, educator, printmaker, and painter Italo Scanga, date from circa 1930 to 2001 and measure 15.4 linear feet. The papers focus on Scanga's work as an artist but also include scattered teaching materials. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, artist files, exhibition and gallery files, professional files, a video recording, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Italian-American sculptor, educator, printmaker, and painter Italo Scanga, date from circa 1930 to 2001 and measure 15.4 linear feet. The papers focus on Scanga's work as an artist but also include scattered teaching materials. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, artist files, exhibition and gallery files, professional files, a video recording, and printed material.

Of note are files containing correspondence, photographs, and printed materials on Dale Chihuly, a friend and collaborator of Italo Scanga. Considerable material is also found for Richard Merkin, William Schwedler, and Gary Stoneman.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1930-2001 (2.5 linear feet; Box 1-3)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1950s-2000s (3.4 linear feet; Box 3-6, 17)

Series 3: Artist Files, 1957-2000s (3.4 linear feet; Box 6-10, 16)

Series 4: Exhibition and Gallery Files, 1973-2001 (1.1 linear feet; Box 10-12)

Series 5: Professional Files, 1971-2001 (0.6 linear feet; Box 12)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1950s-2000s (3.5 linear feet; Box 12-17)
Biographical / Historical:
Italo Scanga (1932-2001) was a sculptor, painter, and educator based in San Diego, California.

Born in Calabria, Italy in 1932, Italo Scanga and his family immigrated to the United States in 1946 and settled in Michigan. After graduating from high school, Scanga worked on the assembly line of General Motors and enlisted in the United States Army, serving in Austria in the early 1950s. Upon returning to Michigan, Scanga studied at Michigan State University where he received his MFA in sculpture in 1961.

Scanga's career was marked by a dual love of teaching and creating art. He accepted many teaching positions at various institutions including the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the Tyler School of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Pilchuck Glass School, and the University of California, San Diego. He created works of art in various forms of media including sculpture, sometimes using found-objects, prints, ceramics, glass, painting, and mixed-media. His works combined fine art, craft, and kitsch.

Scanga married Mary Louise Ashley in 1956 and together they had five children. Later, he married artist Stephanie Smedley. Italo Scanga died in 2001 and is survived by his partner, Su Mei Yu, a restauranteur and his five children, Katherine, Sarah, Anthony, Joseph, and William.
Provenance:
The Italo Scanga Foundation via Joseph and Katherine Scanga, Italo Scanga's children, donated the papers in 2002.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Sculptors -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Educators -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Topic:
Italian American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Italo Scanga papers, circa 1930-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.scanital
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Italo Scanga papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw933f5cc1f-87af-4499-a675-e928f1e9940f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-scanital

Noguchi, Isamu

Collection Creator:
Stable Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1961
Collection 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. Use of archival 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:
Stable Gallery records, 1916-1999, bulk 1953-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Stable Gallery records
Stable Gallery records / Series 2: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bbd38752-2cdb-4955-8100-7292de550c63
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-stabgall-ref57
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Clement Greenberg papers

Creator:
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Names:
American Committee for Cultural Freedom  Search this
Avedisian, Edward, 1936-2007  Search this
Bannard, Walter Darby, 1934-  Search this
Baziotes, Ethel  Search this
Bush, Jack, 1909-  Search this
Caro, Anthony, 1924-  Search this
Connolly, Cyril, 1903-1974  Search this
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Dorazio, Piero, 1927-  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel, 1915-  Search this
Emmerich, André  Search this
Feeley, Paul, 1910-1966  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Fuller, Peter, 1947-1990  Search this
Goodnough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Hosaisson, Philippe  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E.  Search this
Moffett, Kenworth  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-  Search this
O'Faolin, Nuala  Search this
Olitski, Jules, 1922-2007  Search this
Pepper, Beverly  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Smith, Kimber, 1922-1981  Search this
Solomon, Deborah  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-  Search this
Truitt, Anne, 1921-2004  Search this
Waddington, Leslie  Search this
Wisenski, Kurt  Search this
Extent:
8.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Interviews
Etchings
Photographs
Reports
Date:
1937-1983
Summary:
The papers of art critic, author, and lecturer Clement Greenberg measure 8.6 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1983. The bulk of the collection consists of letters from art critics, artists, family, friends, galleries, and museums. Notable correspondents include Jack Bush, Anthony Caro, Richard Diebenkorn, Friedel Dzubas, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Charles Pollock, Jules Olitski, David Smith, and Anne Truitt among others. Also found are biograpical materials, personal business and financial records, an etching by Kurt Wisneski, printed materials, and two reports by Greenberg concerning his travels.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of influential New York art critic Clement Greenberg measure 8.6 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1983. The bulk of the papers (7 feet) consists of letters from art critics, artists, family, friends, galleries, and museums, with some letters from Greenberg. Correspondents include Edward Avedisian, Darby Bannard, Ethel Baziotes, Jack Bush, Anthony Caro, Gene Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Piero Dorazio, Friedel Dzubas, Andre Emmerich, Paul Feeley, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Goodnough, Adolf Gottleib, Hans Hofmann, Philippe Hosiasson, Jacob Kainen, Rosalind Krauss, Robert Motherwell, Ken Moffett, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Beverly Pepper, Ludwig Sander, David Smith, Kimber Smith, Clyfford Still, Anne Truitt, and Leslie Waddington.

Biographical materials include a transcript of an interview with Greenberg conducted by Deborah Solomon in 1983. Greenberg's personal business and financial records include correspondence regarding his lectures and seminars, requests for his writings, student queries, documents regarding his television and radio appearances, royalty statements, and receipts for gifts of works of art. Also found within business records are documents relating to Greenberg's testimony at the Mark Rothko Trial in 1974.

Artwork consists of one etching by Kurt Wisenski entitled "Spring." The papers contain very few of Greenberg's writings about art. Found are lists of artists, and reports written by Greenberg on the state of art in Japan and India in 1967, likely related to his membership in the American Committee for Cultural Freedom. Printed material includes scattered clippings concerning art and exhibition announcements.

One series of ACCESS RESTRICTED papers contains documents relating to Greenberg's role as a trustee in the David Smith estate; correspondence between Greenberg with Andre Emmerich and Peter Fuller, Nuala O'Faolain, and the Greenberg family; and some financial materials regarding the sale and loan of Greenberg's art collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1950s-1983 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Business and Financial Records, 1940-1983 (Box 1; 12 folders)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1937-1983 (Boxes 1-8; 7 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, 1973 (Box 8; 1 folder)

Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1967-1983 (Box 8; 3 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1950-1982 (Box 8; 2 folders)

Series 7: David Smith Estate Materials (Boxes 9-11; 1.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Clement Greenberg was a highly influential art critic working in New York City from the 1940s through the 1960s. He was an advocate of modern art, particulary the abstract expressionist movement, and one of the first critics to recognize the significance of Jackson Pollock's work.

Greenberg was born in 1909 to Russian immigrants in Bronx, New York. After graduating from Syracuse University in 1930, he married and had a child, David. He settled in New York City while working at the United States Customs Department as an appraiser.

In the late 1930s, Clement Greenberg attended a meeting of the U.S. Works Progress Administration and heard Hans Hofmann speak of avant-garde art. In 1939, he wrote one of his first important critical pieces "Avant-Garde and Kitsch" for the Partisan Review. Greenberg argued that the avant-garde art movement rose out of the need to defend and maintain high art standards against the decline in taste brought about by America's consumerism and capitalist culture.

In 1940, Greenberg joined Partisan Review as an editor. He became art critic for the Nation in 1942, and was associate editor of Commentary from 1945 until 1957. In December 1950, he joined the CIA-fronted American Committee for Cultural Freedom.

Throughout the 1940s through the 1960s Greenberg continued to write and, in his essays and articles, he promoted the work of Abstract Expressionists, among them Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Hans Hofmann, Barnett Newman, and Clyfford Still. He particularly championed Jackson Pollock. Greenberg wrote several seminal essays that defined his views on art history in the 20th century. "Greenberg on Collage" was one one of his most important.

Greenberg's views on pop art were mixed. He also became less enamored with Abstract Impressionism, particularly the second generation. However, he became very interested in the Color-Field and Hard-Edge painters.

Through the 1960s Greenberg's views informed a younger generation of art critics including Michael Fried and Rosalind E. Krauss. Some writers maintain that Greenberg's views were so well-respected that he had too much of an influence on the world of art. In time, Greenberg's antagonism to Postmodernist theories and other modern art movements caused him to lose much of his credibility among both artists and art critics.

Greenberg died at the age of eighty-five in 1994.

Since his death, letters edited by his widow, Janice Van Horne and a re-evaluation of his writings have helped to restore his reputation within the art world.
Related Material:
The Portland Art Museum holds Clement Greenberg's private art collection as well as a library of exhibition catalogs.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels N69-91, N70-7, and N737). Most, but not all, of these papers were later donated by Greenberg. Loaned materials not donated at a later date remain with the lender and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Clement Greenberg initally lent material for microfilming in 1968-1969. He donated most of this material with additional papers in several accretions between 1984 to 1991.
Restrictions:
This collection is temporarily closed to researchers due to archival processing and digitization. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art criticism -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Japan  Search this
Art -- India  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Interviews
Etchings
Photographs
Reports
Citation:
The Clement Greenberg papers, 1937-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.greeclep
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Clement Greenberg papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9583b0d2a-ad31-4fa9-a3b5-eacce3cb0313
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-greeclep
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Oral history interview with Peter Shire, 2007 September 18-19

Interviewee:
Shire, Peter Anton, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lauria, Jo, 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Saxe, Adrian Anthony  Search this
Scaccia, Anthony  Search this
Bennett, Garry Knox  Search this
Sheets, Millard  Search this
Duran, Gonzalo  Search this
Jiminez, Juanita  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy  Search this
Kashalek, Robert  Search this
Zanini, Marco  Search this
Thun, Matteo  Search this
Cibic, Aldo  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford)  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Los Angeles City College  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Peter Shire, 2007 September 18-19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13651
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)273135
AAA_collcode_shire07
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_273135
Online Media:

White trash race and class in America edited by Matt Wray and Annalee Newitz

Author:
Wray, Matt 1964-  Search this
Newitz, Annalee 1969-  Search this
Physical description:
272 pages illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Books
Aufsatzsammlung
Place:
United States
États-Unis
USA
Weiße
Date:
1997
1980-2020
1980-
Topic:
White people--Social conditions  Search this
White people--Race identity  Search this
Social classes  Search this
Classes sociales  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
White people--Social condition  Search this
Armut  Search this
Ethnische Identität  Search this
Klassenbewusstsein  Search this
Weiße  Search this
Blanken  Search this
Armoede  Search this
Sociale klassen  Search this
Identiteit  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_511262

William L. Bird Postcard Collection

Former owner:
Bird, William L.  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (19 boxes)
Container:
Box 1
Box 2
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Picture postcards
Postcards
Place:
United States -- description and travel
Date:
1900-1990
Summary:
Collection consists of postcards on numerous subjects.
Content Description:
Postcards, on numerous subjects including American architecture, infrastructure, attractions, businesses, and travel related subjects.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
Topic:
Airports  Search this
Architecture -- United States  Search this
Beaches  Search this
Bridges -- United States  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Dams  Search this
Highways  Search this
Hotels  Search this
Kitsch -- United States  Search this
Museums -- United States  Search this
National parks  Search this
Restaurants -- United States  Search this
Shopping malls -- United States  Search this
State parks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards -- 20th century
Postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Citation:
William L. Bird Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1465
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William L. Bird Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ef55ba1b-a5dc-4c59-847d-c8499e6d5677
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1465

The angel in the marketplace adwoman Jean Wade Rindlaub and the selling of America Ellen Wayland-Smith

Author:
Wayland-Smith, Ellen 1966-  Search this
Physical description:
273 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Biography
collective biographies
Biographies
History
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Date:
2020
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Businesswomen  Search this
Women in the advertising industry--History  Search this
Advertising and women--History  Search this
Advertising--History  Search this
Femmes dans l'industrie de la publicité--Histoire  Search this
Publicité et femmes--Histoire  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Advertising and women  Search this
Women in the advertising industry  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156668

Turned on : decorative lamps of the fifties / Leland & Crystal Payton ; photographs by Leland Payton

Author:
Payton, Leland  Search this
Payton, Crystal  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (col.) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
20th century
Topic:
Electric lamps--Themes, motives  Search this
Decoration and ornament--History  Search this
Kitsch  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_386727

Kitsch to Corbusier : wallpapers from the 1950s

Author:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Subject:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Wallpaper  Search this
Call number:
NK3380.N49 C66 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_719869

Star-spangled kitsch : an astounding and tastelessly illustrated exploration of the bawdy, gaudy, shoddy mass-art culture in this grand land of ours / Curtis F. Brown

Author:
Brown, Curtis F  Search this
Physical description:
202 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1975
Topic:
Kitsch  Search this
Popular culture  Search this
Call number:
NX503 .B76X
NX503.B76X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_74022

Consuming surrealism in American culture : dissident modernism / Sandra Zalman

Author:
Zalman, Sandra  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 209 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and color) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
20th century
Topic:
Surrealism  Search this
Art, American--Themes, motives  Search this
Art and society--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1058576

Material Christianity : religion and popular culture in America / Colleen McDannell

Author:
McDannell, Colleen  Search this
Physical description:
x, 312 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Texts
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
Topic:
Religious articles  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_490464

High brow meets low brow : American culture as an intellectual concern / edited by Rob Kroes ; with contributions from Rob Kroes ... [et al.]

Author:
Kroes, Rob  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 223 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
20th century
Topic:
Arts and society--History  Search this
Popular culture  Search this
Kitsch  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_464535

High and low : contemporary architecture and popular culture / by Steven E. Nichols

Author:
Nichols, Steven E  Search this
Subject:
Presley, Elvis (1935-1977) Museums  Search this
Physical description:
64 leaves : ill
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Tennessee
Memphis
Date:
1992
20th century
Topic:
Architecture and society  Search this
Mass media and architecture  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Kitsch  Search this
Popular culture--History  Search this
Call number:
NA2543.S6 N53 1992a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461046

Distant relations = Cercanias distantes = Clann i gCéin : Chicano, Irish, Mexican art and critical writing / introduction by Lucy R. Lippard ; edited by Trisha Ziff ; coordinated by Pilar Perez

Title:
Cercanias distantes
Clann i gCéin
Chicano, Irish, Mexican art and critical writing
Author:
Ziff, Trisha  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R  Search this
Perez, Pilar  Search this
Iturbide, Manuel Rocha Móin mór  Search this
O'Sullivan, Derry  Search this
Doyle, Roger Under the green time  Search this
Barry, Sebastian 1955- Room of rhetoric Selections  Search this
Ikon Gallery  Search this
Camden Arts Centre  Search this
Irish Museum of Modern Art (Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland)  Search this
Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil  Search this
Physical description:
285 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (28 min., 26 sec.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Ireland
Mexico
United States
Date:
1995
[1995]
20th century
Topic:
Arts, Mexican  Search this
Arts, Irish  Search this
Arts, American  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Intercultural communication  Search this
Call number:
NX627 .D62 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_492683

Thrift store paintings : paintings found in thrift stores / edited by Jim Shaw

Author:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
199 p. : col ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Kitsch  Search this
Thrift shops  Search this
Call number:
ND196.K54 T53 1990
ND196.K54 T53 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_423404

Tourists of history : memory, kitsch, and consumerism from Oklahoma City to Ground Zero / Marita Sturken

Author:
Sturken, Marita 1957-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 344 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
Topic:
Collective memory  Search this
Psychic trauma--Social aspects  Search this
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--Social aspects  Search this
Consumption (Economics)--Social aspects  Search this
National characteristics, American  Search this
Popular culture  Search this
Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1995  Search this
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838519

Precious : the pathos and pleasure of kitsch : Mark Bennett ... [et al.]

Title:
Pathos and pleasure of kitsch
Author:
Feaster, Felicia  Search this
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
20th century
Topic:
Kitsch  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6465.K5 P74 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_841349

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