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La Francophonie Noire: Louisiana, Haiti, Senegal, and the Bight of Benin

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 25, Folder 6-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1997 February 5-8
Scope and Contents:
Program in African American Culture of the National Museum of American History, in collaboration with the African Voices Project of the National Museum of Natural History, the Anacostia Museum and the Center for African American History and Culture, the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, the Louisiana State Museum, and the Black Film Review, presented this symposium and cultural festival. Program focused on the roots and evolution of the Franco-Creole diaspora in the Americas, from Wednesday, February 5, through Saturday, February 8, 1997, in honor of the sixteenth annual national observance of African American History Month. The program included performances, films, demonstrations, oral histories, conversations, and workshops. The symposium took place from Friday to Saturday, including presentations, panel discussions, roundtable discussion, audience discussions, and performances.

Participants:

Dignitaries

His Excellency Lucien Tonoukouin, Ambassador of Benin

His Excellency Jean Casimir, Ambassador of Haiti

His Excellency General Mamadou Mansour Seck, Ambassador of Senegal

The Honorable William Jefferson, Congressman, Louisiana's Second District

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, Ph.D., professor emerita of history, Rutgers University

Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Ph.D., born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Kreiger-Eisenhower Distinguished Professor and chair of the Anthropology Department and director of the Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power, and History, Johns Hopkins University

Panelists

Liberata Ahimba, culture bearer in the Washington area Senegalese community

Keith Allen Cartwright, English faculty, Coastal Georgia Community College, Brunswick

Irène Assiba d'Almeida, Ph.D., associate professor of French and Francophone African literature, University of Arizona

Wonda Lee Fontenot, Ph.D., administrator and faculty member, University of New Orleans

Jessica B. Harris, Ph.D., faculty member, Office of Special Programs, Queens College

Joseph E. Harris, Ph.D., distinguished professor of history, Howard University

Michael S. Laguerre, Ph.D., professor of anthropology and Afro-American studies, University of California at Berkeley

Gorgui N'Diaye, loan officer, World Bank, Washington, DC

Sulayman S. Nyang, Ph.D., chairman of the Department of African Studies, Howard University; lead developer for the African Voices Project, National Museum of Natural History

Marie M.B. Racine, Ph.D., professor of foreign languages, University of the District of Columbia

Elliot Percival Skinner, Ph.D., Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

Marie- Thérèse Labossière Thomas, cultural consultant

Michael Gerard White, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish and instructor of Afro-American music, Xavier University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Herbert Joseph Wiltz, assistant principal, Lafayette High School, Louisiana

Cultural Presenters

Marc A. Christophe, Ph.D. received his M.A. in French from Howard University and his Ph.D. in French from George Washington University

Djimo Kouyate, Griot, is an oral historian and musician of Manding traditions

Thomas "Big Hat" Fields and His Foot Stompin' Zydeco Band are based in Louisiana

The Smithsonian Movement in Classic Jazz Quartet is part of an ensemble composed of Washington, DC - based musicians specializing in early twentieth-century jazz repertory

Program number AC408.100.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions exist. Collection items available for reproduction Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Annual Reports

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Collector:
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Collection Director:
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Collection Source:
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Container:
Box 404, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931 - 1934
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:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 12: Publications / 12.1: Annual Reports
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Annual Reports

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Collector:
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Collection Director:
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Collection Source:
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Container:
Box 404, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938 - 1941
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:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 12: Publications / 12.1: Annual Reports
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Edward H. Dwight Papers

Creator:
Dwight, Edward H., 1919-1981  Search this
Names:
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Cincinnati Historical Society  Search this
Louisiana State Museum  Search this
Mohammed Center for Restricted Communications  Search this
National Audubon Society  Search this
R. Havell & Son  Search this
Peale family  Search this
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Audubon, Maria R. (Maria Rebecca), 1843-1925  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Bachman, John  Search this
Bakewell, Benjamin  Search this
Bell, John G.  Search this
Coffin, Annie R.  Search this
Corwine, Aaron H.  Search this
Duncanson, Robert S., 1821-1872  Search this
Fries, Waldemar H., 1889-  Search this
Gifford, George Edmund  Search this
Held, John, 1947-  Search this
Laning, Paul F.  Search this
Lichtner, Ruth  Search this
Lichtner, Schomer, 1905-2006  Search this
Martin, Maria  Search this
McDermott, John Francis, 1902-  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, James, 1749-1831  Search this
Peale, James, 1789-1876  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle, 1774-1825  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Tyler, Morris F.  Search this
Extent:
18.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Typescripts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Date:
1821-2001
bulk 1950-1979
Summary:
The papers of Cincinnati art historian, museum director, and Audubon and Peale scholar, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1821-2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1979. Dwight's papers include biographical material, writings by Dwight, and research files on John James Audubon, Raphaelle Peale, and others, documenting Dwight's extensive contribution to the study of American painting, particularly naturalist, portrait, and still-life painting.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Cincinnati art historian, museum director, and Audubon and Peale scholar, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1821-2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1979. Dwight's papers include biographical material, writings by Dwight, and research files on John James Audubon, Raphaelle Peale, and others, documenting Dwight's extensive contribution to the study of American painting, particularly naturalist, portrait, and still life painting.

Dwight's biographical material includes two address books, a calendar, a small amount of personal correspondence including letters and postcards from Schomer and Ruth Lichtner, and printed material documenting his work as a museum curator and director.

Writings and notes include correspondence about Dwight's writings, drafts and typescripts of articles on Audubon and other artists, and lecture notes.

The bulk of the collection comprises Dwight's research material on Audubon and includes correspondence related to his research with scholars, collectors, publications, museums, and libraries, including: the American Museum of Natural History, the Audubon Society, the Cincinnati Historical Society, the Louisiana State Museum, Annie R. coffin, Waldemar H. Fries, John Francis McDermott, and the collections of G. Edmund Gifford, Jr., Paul F. Laning, and Morris Tyler.

Copies of Audubon's correspondence, including letters from Audubon's father-in-law, Benjamin Bakewell, son Victor G. Audubon, and grandchildren, form a substantial portion of Dwight's research files. Notes and card files reflecting Dwight's research by categories such as life event, activity, geographical area, and subject of study, further illuminate his research and provide cross references to the Audubon letters and other material.

Data compiled and supplemented with reproductions of Audubon's artwork forms another substantial portion of Dwight's research, and provides detailed information about individual Audubon works and works attributed to him.

Dwight's subject files on Audubon house collated research on individuals, subjects, and events that intersected with Audubon's life and work, as well as Audubon research from other sources and scholars. They include copies of documents, such as the journal of Audubon collaborator John G Bell, and a scrapbook of granddaughter, Maria Audubon; documents relating to Audubon collaborators such as John Bachman and Maria Martin; material related to collections of Audubon's work; and information concerning editions of his prints, such as the Havell Edition, engraved and hand-colored by the firm of Robert Havell Sr. and Jr. in the 1830s.

Printed material used by Dwight in his research includes original American newspapers, from states including New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, dating from 1821 to the 1870s, which include articles on Audubon, as well as later magazines, journals, catalogs, and news clippings on Audubon. A small number of photographs, slide transparencies, and negatives of Audubon's artwork can be found at the end of the series.

Dwight's research material on Raphaelle Peale, Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, James Peale, and other Peale family members, includes correspondence requesting and responding to requests for information; material collated by subject on Peale collectors, family history, miniatures, portraits, silhouettes, still lifes, and other subjects; and photographs of artwork.

Other research files document Dwight's interest in other artists such as Aaron H. Corwine, Robert S. Duncanson, and artists from the Cincinnati area in general. They include catalogs of data compiled on individual works of art, subject files, notes and index card files, printed material, and photographs of artwork. Of special note are eleven issues of John Held, Jr.'s, mail art correspondence sent to Dwight by the Mohammed Center for Restricted Communications.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1944-1980 (8 folders; Box 1, OV 20)

Series 2: Writings and Notes, 1954-circa 1979 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Audubon Research Material, 1821-circa 1979 (13 linear feet; Boxes 1-14, OVs 20-23)

Series 4: Peale Research Material, circa 1930-2001 (1.9 linear feet; Boxes 14-16)

Series 5: Other Research, 1881-1980 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 16-19)
Biographical / Historical:
Cincinnati art historian and museum director, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), conducted extensive research on American painting, in particular the works of John James Audubon, Charles Willson Peale, and Raphaelle Peale. He was also credited with rediscovering the Cincinnati artist, Aaron H. Corwine.

Dwight attended Yale and Cornell Universities, and studied art at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the School of Fine Arts of Washington University, St. Louis. From 1946 he held posts, including curator of American Art, at the Cincinnati Art Museum, until becoming director of the Milwaukee Art Center in 1955. In 1962 he left Milwaukee to direct the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute Museum of Art, where he remained until the end of his career. He was the author of numerous articles for publications including Antiques, Audubon, Art in America, The Art Gallery, The Art Quarterly, and Canadian Art, and lectured widely on contemporary art, Spanish painting, and American painting.

In 1955 Dwight published the article "Aaron Houghton Corwine: Cincinnati Artist" in Antiques magazine. With this, and the exhibition, Rediscoveries in American Painting (1955), which he launched at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Dwight revived interest in this all but forgotten painter.

Dwight wrote many scholarly articles on Audubon's life and work throughout his career, in addition to writing catalogs for, and curating, exhibitions of Audubon's work. In 1960 he was awarded a $7,500 fellowship from the Ford foundation to pursue a reevaluation of Audubon, and to reexamine some long-held assumptions and exagerrations about Audubon's life and personality. He focused primarily on the artist-naturalist's original drawings and paintings, especially portraits and pictures of birds, animal life, and insects. Dwight was awarded an additional fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1973, to continue his research on Audubon.

Dwight's scholarly interest also extended to Raphaelle Peale and the Peale family of artists. In the 1960s and 1970s he wrote and published several articles about Raphaelle Peale, his father, Charles Willson Peale, and his brothers, Rembrandt and James. Dwight was working on a book about the family, and a catalog raisonné of Raphaelle Peale, when he died.

Dwight was an accomplished photographer and his work was included in at least eight exhibitions from 1951 to 1972, including two one-man exhibitions at Louisiana State University (1952), and Weyhe Gallery (1972).
Provenance:
The Audubon materials were donated to the Archives of American Art by Dwight's widow, Ruth R. White, in 1982-1983. The Peale material was donated in 2002 by the Barra Foundation, Inc., which had received them from Ruth R. Dwight as they relate to the Foundation's mission to support scholarship in cultural history in the Philadelphia area. In 1983, the Barra Foundation loaned the documents to Dr. William H. Gerdts, an art historian, who was to continue Dwight's work on a catalog raisonné of Raphaelle Peale. Dr. Gerdts made limited use of the materials and the Barra Foundation then transferred them to the Archives of American Art in 2002.
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
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:
Museum curators -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Artists -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Art historians -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Painters  Search this
Museum directors -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Topic:
Still-life painting  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Typescripts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Edward H. Dwight papers, 1821-2001, bulk 1950-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dwigedwa
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Edward H. Dwight Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Dwight, Edward H., 1919-1981  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet (Boxes 1-3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-circa 1979
Scope and Contents:
This series documents Dwight's research on Audubon through correspondence with museums, libraries, art galleries, educational institutions, state and local government archives, Audubon collectors, and other Audubon scholars. It includes requests for information, responses to the requests, and discussions of the proffered information. Dwight corresponded with the American Museum of Natural History, the Audubon Society and Audubon Magazine, the Boston Atheneaum, Brown University Library, the Cincinnati Historical Society, the Louisiana State Museum, the Maryland Historical Society, and others. There is also correspondence with fellow Audubon scholars, including Annie R. Coffin, Waldemar H. Fries, John Francis McDermott, and Kathryn Hall Proby; and correspondence regarding the collections of G. Edmund Gifford, Jr., Paul F. Laning, and Morris Tyler.

Also found is correspondence relating to Dwight's writings on Audubon for publications such as Antiques, and Audubon Magazine, which supplements that found in Series 2; and correspondence related to Dwight's 1960 Ford Foundation fellowship.
Arrangement:
State and city agencies and educational institutions, such as universities, may be filed alphabetically by name of state or city e.g. University of Liverpool may be filed under "L."
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
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:
Edward H. Dwight papers, 1821-2001, bulk 1950-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dwigedwa, Subseries 3.1
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Edward H. Dwight Papers / Series 3: Audubon Research Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Louisiana State Museum

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 47, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the rise of Black churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records / Series 1: Research files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Lester Burbank Bridaham papers, 1912-1986

Creator:
Bridaham, Lester Burbank, 1899-1992  Search this
Bridaham, Lester Burbank, 1899-1992  Search this
Subject:
Albright, Ivan  Search this
Barton, Macena  Search this
Biesel, Charles  Search this
De Diego, Julio  Search this
Eboli, Jules  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A.  Search this
Krans, Olof  Search this
Lee, Gypsy Rose  Search this
Nicolaïdes, Kimon  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest)  Search this
Spears, Ethel  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Colonial Craft Survey for Massachusetts  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Society for Contemporary American Art  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6825
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208952
AAA_collcode_bridlest
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Lester Burbank Bridaham papers

Creator:
Bridaham, Lester Burbank  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Colonial Craft Survey for Massachusetts  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Society for Contemporary American Art  Search this
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Barton, Macena, 1901-1986  Search this
Biesel, Charles, 1865-1945  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
De Diego, Julio, 1900-  Search this
Eboli, Jules  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A., 1916-1979  Search this
Krans, Olof, 1838-1916  Search this
Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970  Search this
Nicolaïdes, Kimon, 1892-1938  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970  Search this
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974  Search this
Extent:
7.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1912-1986
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, art works, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and files on Julio De Diego and Kimon Nicolaides and other topics, related to Bridaham's career as an artist and writer.
REEL 8: Printed material, including articles written by Bridaham for periodicals (1950-1957), 15 exhibition catalogs (1928-1968), clippings by and about Bridaham (1930-1959), 6 press releases (1956-1957), a transcript of a radio discussion which included Bridaham (1951), 2 advertisements, a lecture announcement (1957), instructions on using egg tempera for Bridaham's students, a guide book to the Louisiana State Museum (1956), brochures about Strathmont Museum (1958), and resumes.
REEL 3: Material related to Kimon Nicolaides, including a radio address given by him, 1933; publicity for his book THE NATURAL WAY TO DRAW; exhibition catalogs; clippings; press releases; and a photograph of one of his sculptures. [Microfilm title: Kimon Nicolaides papers]
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence with Kimon Nicolaides and Henry Schnackenberg (1921-1923), Julio De Diego (1941-1952), Ethel Spears (1961), Isabel Bishop (1975), and George and Edith Rickey. Letters to Mamie Harmon concern a Nicolaides exhibition and book (1938-1941). Writings include nine v. of diaries (1946-1954) kept during his tenure at the Art Institute of Chicago, and notes and drafts for an unpublished book (1938-1982).
Subject files concerning Ivan Albright's poetry, the Colonial Craft Survey for Massachusetts (1935), Olof Krans (1939), the reorganization of the Metropolitan Museum's photographic department (1949), Romanesque and Gothic sculpture and the Society for Contemporary American Art. A file (1921-1983) on Julio De Diego contains Bridaham's research materials, sketches and drawings by the artist, a journal kept by De Diego in New York (1932) and photographs of De Diego, his family including third wife Gypsy Rose Lee, friends and art works. Kimon Nicolaides' file (1921-1986) contains his writings and drawings (1928), drawings by Vivian Gordon and Howard Ahrens (1923-1986), photographs and other research materials.
Printed materials consists of clippings (1930-1972), "The Chicago Artist" newsletter (1938), press releases, a book cover, Artists Equity publications (1952-1953), posters, exhibition catalogs and anouncements and membership cards. Photographs show Bridaham, friends, National Art Week activities with Macena Barton, Charles Biesel, Jules Eboli and Richard Florsheim, his studio and drawings (1928-1949). Other materials include over 150 prints and drawings (1927-1977) of Moroccan scenes, Colorado wildflowers and other subjects, resumes, an illustrated notebook of Bridaham's plans for art works (1931-1932) and a list of his works (1974).
ADDITION: Material concerning the latter part of Bridaham's life, including original works of art, photographs, a dream sketchbook (1945), a notebook devoted to Julio de Diego; Bridaham's letters to Jeanette Fowler, 1989-1990 and other correspondence, 1940s-1950s; and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director, art historian, painter, and printmaker; d. 1992. Bridaham received a degree in chemical engineering from M.I.T. and studied art history at Harvard's Fogg Museum from 1936-1937. He received a 1931 American Field Service fellowship for study in France and Morocco, and studied studio art at the Art Students League under Kimon Nicolaides and Kenneth Hayes Miller. Between 1938 and 1954, Bridaham was a staff officer at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was also the director of the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, and of the Strathmont Museum, Elmira, N.Y. He is the author of Gargoyles, Chimeras and the Grotesque in French Gothic Sculpture.
Related Materials:
Lester Bridaham photographs and papers relating to gargoyles, 1895-1987, are located at The Getty Research Institute Special Collections.
Provenance:
Donated 1974-1987 by Lester Burbank and Dorothy Bridaham. In 1996, an additional 0.8 ft. was donated from the Jeanette Fowler estate.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.
Occupation:
Art historians  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Painters -- United States  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.bridlest
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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William C.C. Claiborne

Alternate Title:
William Charles Coles Claiborne (Probably)
Artist:
Andres Molinary, 1847 - 1915  Search this
Probably:
William Charles Cole Claiborne, 1775 - 1817  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas (?)
Dimensions:
Not available
Type:
Painting
Date:
1912
Topic:
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Male  Search this
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee  Search this
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Politics and Government\Governor\Territorial Governor\Mississippi  Search this
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Politics and Government\Governor\Louisiana  Search this
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Politics and Government\US Senator\Louisiana  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Louisiana State Museum
Object number:
LA010225
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm477241aa1-f8a0-48ea-8b1a-c5c5f5675291
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_LA010225

William Charles Coles Claiborne

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Copy after:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
William Charles Cole Claiborne, 1775 - 1817  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions:
50.8cm x 40.7cm (20" x 16"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1805
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Epaulet  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Stock  Search this
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Male  Search this
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee  Search this
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Politics and Government\Governor\Territorial Governor\Mississippi  Search this
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Politics and Government\Governor\Louisiana  Search this
William Charles Cole Claiborne: Politics and Government\US Senator\Louisiana  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Louisiana State Museum
Object number:
1144
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1144

Edward H. Dwight Papers, 1821-2001, bulk 1950-1979

Creator:
Dwight, Edward H., 1919-1981  Search this
Dwight, Edward H., 1919-1981  Search this
Subject:
McDermott, John Francis  Search this
Laning, Paul F.  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Tyler, Morris F.  Search this
Corwine, Aaron H.  Search this
Coffin, Annie R.  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Gifford, George Edmund  Search this
Held, John  Search this
Fries, Waldemar H.  Search this
Duncanson, Robert S.  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle  Search this
Martin, Maria  Search this
Lichtner, Schomer  Search this
Bell, John G.  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Audubon, John James  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford  Search this
Audubon, Maria R. (Maria Rebecca)  Search this
Bakewell, Benjamin  Search this
Bachman, John  Search this
Lichtner, Ruth  Search this
Peale family  Search this
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Louisiana State Museum  Search this
Cincinnati Historical Society  Search this
National Audubon Society  Search this
Mohammed Center for Restricted Communications  Search this
R. Havell & Son  Search this
Type:
Business records
Typescripts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Topic:
Still-life painting  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7613
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209775
AAA_collcode_dwigedwa
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209775
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Augustin Guillaume Chevalier de MacCarty

Alternate Title:
Augustin Guillaume de MacCarty
Attribution:
José Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza, c. 1750 - 1802  Search this
Sitter:
Augustin Guillaume de McCarty, 1745 - 1793  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
60.4 x 44.5 cm (23 3/4 x 17 1/2" ), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1785
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Headdress  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Louisiana State Museum
Object number:
08268A.01
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm409c78321-d747-4ea3-bf8f-6437e3facad9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_08268A.01

Mrs. Theodore Lewis

Artist:
Jean Joseph Vaudechamp, 1790 - 4 Aug 1864  Search this
Sitter:
Mattie F. Glover Lewis, c.1858 - 1899  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 81.3 × 65.4 cm (32 × 25 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1839
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Belt  Search this
Mattie F. Glover Lewis: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Louisiana State Museum
Object number:
08665.1
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48dad2d25-1ba3-458a-9e4e-b677e7b09ab4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_08665.1

Magdalen Haydel Becnel

Artist:
Luigi Marie Sotta, active c. 1833 - 1844  Search this
Sitter:
Magdalen Haydel Becnel  Search this
Dimensions:
Sight: 71.8 × 58.4 cm (28 1/4 × 23")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1841
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief  Search this
Magdalen Haydel Becnel: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Louisiana State Museum
Object number:
1975.017.01 LSM
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42ea20983-b3ba-41f6-9434-5f266b17f94c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1975.017.01_LSM

Becnel Lezin

Artist:
Luigi Marie Sotta, active c. 1833 - 1844  Search this
Sitter:
Lezin Becnel, 1810 - 1836  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 75.2 × 57.2cm (29 5/8 × 22 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1841
Topic:
Lezin Becnel: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Louisiana State Museum
Object number:
1975.017.02
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f9307510-1114-4790-b6f1-6fa78a0889fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1975.017.02

Honorable Stephen Arnold Douglas

Artist:
George Cochran Lambdin, 1830 - 28 Jan 1896  Search this
Sitter:
Stephen Arnold Douglas, 23 Apr 1813 - 3 Jun 1861  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas (?)
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 58.4 × 48.3cm (23 × 19")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1850-1861
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Male  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Politics and Government\US Senator\Illinois  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Illinois  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Illinois  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Louisiana State Museum
Object number:
08329.1
Restrictions & Rights:
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4fdf62480-470e-4f63-8529-5e92c762d0c3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_08329.1

Marquis François Barbé-Marbois

Artist:
Lucienne de Saint Mart, 1866 - 1953  Search this
Sitter:
Marquis François Barbé-Marbois, 1745 - 1837  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 76.2 × 63.5cm (30 × 25")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1885-1953
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Sash  Search this
Marquis François Barbé-Marbois: Male  Search this
Marquis François Barbé-Marbois: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Marquis François Barbé-Marbois: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Louisiana State Museum
Object number:
11311.3 LSM
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm425602252-f6cf-4715-bfd5-4f7c891dfd97
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_11311.3_LSM

James Mather

Artist:
Edith Duggan, 1878 - 1932  Search this
Sitter:
James Mather, c. 1750 - 17 Oct 1821  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas (?)
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 76.5 × 63.8cm (30 1/8 × 25 1/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1900-1932
Topic:
James Mather: Male  Search this
James Mather: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
James Mather: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
James Mather: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Landowner  Search this
James Mather: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\New Orleans, LA  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Louisiana State Museum
Object number:
12804
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4665a8128-4814-4c6e-99fc-0e322a4261d5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_12804

Andrew Jackson

Attribution:
Thomas Bangs Thorpe, 1815 - 1878  Search this
Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl, c. 1788 - 1838  Search this
Sitter:
Andrew Jackson, 15 Mar 1767 - 8 Jun 1845  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher (estimate): 76.2 × 61cm (30 × 24")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1835-1845
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Exterior\Sky  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Exterior\Landscape\Battleground  Search this
Architecture\Building\Tent  Search this
Nature & Environment\Hill  Search this
Weapon\Cannon  Search this
Exterior\Military Camp  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Male  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Tennessee  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Tennessee  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\Governor\Florida  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl: Male  Search this
Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Louisiana State Museum
Object number:
1971.038
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4636f4f61-3deb-4f4f-ae68-22040c3bd950
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1971.038

Prefect Colonel Pierre Clement Laussat

Artist:
Andres Molinary, 1847 - 1915  Search this
Sitter:
Pierre Clement de Laussat, 1756 - 1835  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas (?)
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 76.2 × 12.7cm (30 × 5")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1911
Topic:
Pierre Clement de Laussat: Male  Search this
Pierre Clement de Laussat: Politics and Government\Governor  Search this
Pierre Clement de Laussat: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Louisiana State Museum
Object number:
01146 LSM
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_01146_LSM

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