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Courage, fortitude and uranium in New Mexico

Book designer:
Armitage, Merle 1893-1975  Search this
Writer of foreword:
Chavez, Dennis 1888-1962  Search this
Author:
Larry Dingman Western Fiction Collection (Library of Congress) DLC  Search this
Publisher:
Duell, Sloan & Pearce  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 160 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations, portraits 23 cm
Type:
Books
Dust jackets (Binding)
Place:
New Mexico
Nouveau-Mexique
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1959
20th century
Topic:
Uranium mines and mining  Search this
Uranium--Mines et extraction  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1164275

Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Souvenir Fabric

Associated Name:
Washington, George  Search this
Grant, Ulysses S.  Search this
Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
white (overall color)
red (overall color)
Measurements:
average spatial: 23 3/4 in x 26 3/4 in; 60.325 cm x 67.945 cm
Object Name:
Fabric, Length of
fabric
Other Terms:
Fabric, Length of; Commemorative
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1876
Associated dates:
1876 05 10 / 1876 05 10, 1876 11 10 / 1876 11 10
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Related event:
Centennial Exposition  Search this
Credit Line:
The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
ID Number:
1989.0438.0438
Catalog number:
1989.0438.0438
1876T10
Accession number:
1989.0438
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d811-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1063544

Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Souvenir Fabric

Associated Name:
Washington, George  Search this
Grant, Ulysses S.  Search this
Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
white (overall color)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
average spatial: 23 in x 27 in; 58.42 cm x 68.58 cm
Object Name:
Fabric, Length of
fabric
Other Terms:
Fabric, Length of; Commemorative
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1876
Associated dates:
1876 05 10 / 1876 05 10, 1876 11 10 / 1876 11 10
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Related event:
Centennial Exposition  Search this
Credit Line:
The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
ID Number:
1989.0438.0439
Catalog number:
1989.0438.0439
1876T11
Accession number:
1989.0438
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0697-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1063545

Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Souvenir Tablecloth

Physical Description:
linen, damask (overall material)
gold on gold (overall color)
Measurements:
average spatial: 133 in x 87 1/4 in; 337.82 cm x 221.615 cm
Object Name:
Tablecloth
Other Terms:
Tablecloth; Commemorative
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1876
Associated dates:
1876 05 10 / 1876 05 10, 1876 11 10 / 1876 11 10
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Related event:
Centennial Exposition  Search this
Credit Line:
The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
ID Number:
1989.0438.0444
Catalog number:
1989.0438.0444
1876T16
Accession number:
1989.0438
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-fb59-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1063580

Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Souvenir Statuette, British Lion

Maker:
Gillinder & Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
glass, frosted (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 2 7/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 13.97 cm x 6.6675 cm
Object Name:
Paperweight
figurine
figurene
statuette
paperweight
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Associated Place:
United Kingdom
Date made:
1876
Associated dates:
1876 05 10 / 1876 05 10, 1876 11 10 / 1876 11 10
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Related event:
Centennial Exposition  Search this
Credit Line:
The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
ID Number:
1989.0438.0309
Catalog number:
1989.0438.0309
Accession number:
1989.0438
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0786-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1065771

Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Souvenir Statuette, Ruth The Gleaner

Maker:
Gillinder & Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
glass, frosted (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 3 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 6.0325 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
Statuette of Female
figurine
paperweight
statuette
Other Terms:
Statuette of Female; Commemorative
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1876
Associated dates:
1876 05 10 / 1876 05 10, 1876 11 10 / 1876 11 10
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Related event:
Centennial Exposition  Search this
Credit Line:
The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
ID Number:
1989.0438.0311
Catalog number:
1989.0438.0311
Accession number:
1989.0438
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0787-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1065772

Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Souvenir Statuette, Glass Slipper

Maker:
Gillinder & Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 2 5/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 13.97 cm x 4.7625 cm
Object Name:
Slipper
statuette
Other Terms:
Slipper; Commemorative
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1876
Associated dates:
1876 05 10 / 1876 05 10, 1876 11 10 / 1876 11 10
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Related event:
Centennial Exposition  Search this
Credit Line:
The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
ID Number:
1989.0438.0313
Catalog number:
1989.0438.0313
Accession number:
1989.0438
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0789-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1065775

Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Souvenir Statuette, Cinderella Slipper

Maker:
Gillinder & Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
glass, frosted (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 2 5/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 13.97 cm x 4.7625 cm
Object Name:
Slipper
figurine
statuette
Other Terms:
Slipper; Commemorative
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1876
Associated dates:
1876 05 10 / 1876 05 10, 1876 11 10 / 1876 11 10
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Related event:
Centennial Exposition  Search this
Credit Line:
The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
ID Number:
1989.0438.0314
Catalog number:
1989.0438.0314
Accession number:
1989.0438
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-dad9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1065776

Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Souvenir, Hand Vase

Maker:
Gillinder & Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
glass, frosted (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 7 1/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 18.0975 cm x 7.9375 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
Vase
statuette
vase
Other Terms:
Vase; Commemorative
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1876
Associated dates:
1876 05 10 / 1876 05 10, 1876 11 10 / 1876 11 10
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Related event:
Centennial Exposition  Search this
Credit Line:
The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
ID Number:
1989.0438.0319A
Catalog number:
1989.0438.0319A
Accession number:
1989.0438
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-f963-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1065799

Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Souvenir Vase

Maker:
Gillinder & Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
glass, frosted (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 7 1/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 18.0975 cm x 7.9375 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
Vase
Other Terms:
Vase; Commemorative
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1876
Associated dates:
1876 05 10 / 1876 05 10, 1876 11 10 / 1876 11 10
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Related event:
Centennial Exposition  Search this
Credit Line:
The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
ID Number:
1989.0438.0319B
Catalog number:
1989.0438.0319B
Accession number:
1989.0438
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-f964-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1065801

Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Souvenir Vase

Maker:
Gillinden and Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
glass, frosted (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 7 1/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 18.0975 cm x 7.9375 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
Vase
Other Terms:
Vase; Commemorative
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Associated dates:
1876 05 10 / 1876 05 10, 1876 11 10 / 1876 11 10
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Related event:
Centennial Exposition  Search this
Credit Line:
The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
ID Number:
1989.0438.0319C
Catalog number:
1989.0438.0319C
Accession number:
1989.0438
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-f965-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1065802

Centennial International Exhibition of 1876

Maker:
Gillinder & Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
glass, frosted (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 7 1/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 18.0975 cm x 7.9375 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
Vase
Other Terms:
Vase; Commemorative
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1876
Associated dates:
1876 05 10 / 1876 05 10, 1876 11 10 / 1876 11 10
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Related event:
Centennial Exposition  Search this
Credit Line:
The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
ID Number:
1989.0438.0319D
Catalog number:
1989.0438.0319D
Accession number:
1989.0438
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-db57-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1065803

Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Souvenir Plaque, Memorial Hall

Measurements:
overall: 3 7/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 9.8425 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
Plaque
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1876
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Related event:
Centennial Exposition  Search this
Credit Line:
The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
ID Number:
1989.0438.0363
Catalog number:
1989.0438.0363
Accession number:
1989.0438
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d48e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1123449

Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Souvenir Bank, Independence Hall Tower

Maker:
Enterprise Mfg. Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 4 in x 8 in; 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
Bank, Still
bank
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1876-09-21
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Independence Hall  Search this
Related event:
Centennial Exposition  Search this
Credit Line:
The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
ID Number:
1989.0438.0457
Catalog number:
1989.0438.0457
1876TY02
Accession number:
1989.0438
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d262-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1123940

“Each Quilt Can Tell You a Story”: An Interview with Sylvia G. Stephens

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 27 Sep 2023 01:49:00 GMT
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more posts:
Festival Blog
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_c7582b3758332ecfbc577330b16ccc16

Port Washington -- Afterglow Farm

Garden designer:
Stark, Judith Z.  Search this
Gardener:
Sandlin, Steve  Search this
Sandlin, Sandy  Search this
Wiegert, Dean  Search this
Sobocinski, Christine  Search this
Designer:
Uihlein, Lynde B.  Search this
Engineer:
Flowers, David  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Afterglow Farm (Port Washington, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Ozaukee County -- Port Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, historical pictures and information regarding previous owners, historical timeline of property, planting lists, planting plans, and landscape design.
General:
Afterglow Farm was established in 1929 on 119 acres in southeastern Wisconsin along Lake Michigan, and is still owned by members of the family. The house and outbuildings were designed in a Germanic style and built from timber and native stone. Originally some of the gardens were planted in food crops that were preserved in a root cellar for winter. Today Afterglow Farm runs a CSA (community supported agriculture) program, growing organic fruits and vegetables and eggs for local subscribers. An "engineered wetlands" was built alongside the CSA fields circa 2000 to clean waste water from the house and barn for reuse in the gardens, with a hillside planted with native wildflowers and grasses for filtration and water storage. The water is moved through troughs to various gardens, a recent innovation in land stewardship and sustainability that have always been important values for the owners of Afterglow Farm.
A former horse paddock was transformed into an ornamental circle in the cottage garden style circa 1930, and today has perennials, flowering trees and shrubs, bulbs and native wildflowers that provide blooms for spring, summer and fall. Other ornamental beds were designed in the New American Style, with sweeping planted beds of single species, using cultivars and native plants that are deer resistant. A new, fenced fruit orchard supplies the CSA members with apples and pears.
Ironwork gates and ornamental panels, and two bear sculptures were designed by the original owner. An old German poem is painted above the door of the farmhouse, which loosely translates to "This house is mine yet not mine. Whoever lived here before, it is not his. Whoever comes after me must also leave sometime. So tell me dear friend, whose house is this?"
Persons associated with the property include: Steve and Sandy Sandlin (caretakers and gardeners, 1995-present); Dean Wiegert (gardener, 2007-present); Christine Sobocinski (assistant gardener, 2007-present); Mark Hartzell (property manager, 2006-present); Jorgen Hansen, ALA (Port City Studio, architect and master planner, 1998-present); David Flowers, P.E. ("Engineered Wetlands" project leader, 2000-2002); Judith Z. Stark (Judith Z. Stark Landscape Design, terrace garden designer, 2005-2006) and Lynde B. Uihlein (terrace stonework designer, 2005-2006).
Related Materials:
Afterglow Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (23 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Wisconsin -- Port Washington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI039
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb669e6ee4c-22bb-40e1-bad5-2d97e4ce594f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11684

Charleston -- Thomas Garden

Architect:
Bengston, L. T.  Search this
Marshall, Paul D.  Search this
Contractor:
McCorkle, Alvin, Sr.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Vasale, Thomas A.  Search this
Artist:
Fetty, Jeff  Search this
Former owner:
Thomas, L. Newton  Search this
Thomas, L. Newton, Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Thomas Garden (Charleston, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Charleston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and a copy of the garden plan.The garden is noted for its English character, woodland setting, and use of masses of color.
General:
"This 1.5 acre plot was carved out of a 21-acre tract owned by the current owner's grandparents. The house was built for the current owner's parents. Old coal mine tipple timbers were used as beams in one room and in covered porches of the house. The original owners had gardens, but when the current owners moved in in 1986 the existing gardens were expanded and renovated. Beds were double dug and trees and shrubs were added. Plant features include peonies, hostas, hemerocallis, and rudbeckia. Boxwood plantings and a woodland garden are also featured."
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. L. Newton Thomas (former owners, 1938-1985); L. T. Bengston (architect, 1937-38); Alvin McCorkle, Sr. (contractor, 1937-38); Paul D. Marshall (architect, 1985 and following); Thomas A. Vasale (horticulturist, 1985 to date); and Jeff Fetty (artist, 1988).
Kanawha Garden Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Related Materials:
Thomas Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (26 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- West Virginia -- Charleston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68efe0fae-6857-472b-9c36-631c01b0c56c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11855

Harrisville -- Blackwood

Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Garden designer:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Consultant:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Blackwood (Harrisville, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Butler County -- Harrisville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, and photocopies of articles.
General:
Blackwood is a forty-acre property that serves as a performance venue for a restored Art Deco theater pipe organ. The gardens were designed for strolling after the performances. The owners purchased part of their property, which borders mining areas, in 1970 and built a simple structure so they could obtain electricity. Other buildings were constructed and the nearby gardens in the 1970s and 1980s were planted with colorful annuals. Walkways were paved for easy access. Perennial garden beds were designed in the 1990s and planted first with more than seventy varieties of daylilies in raised beds with large rocks from the property anchoring the garden and interplanted with herbs, followed by plantings of sedum, hibiscus and hydrangeas to extend the season of blooms. Next to a swimming pool a 30-foot long pergola supports wisteria, beyond which there is a shade garden of ligularia, cimicifuga and ostrich ferns. A circular garden that is about sixty feet in diameter sits in a sunny meadow. That garden is divided into quadrants, each with distinct plantings of colorful spring bulbs and summer perennials. A spring house and pond are connected by an arced bridge to a fern garden with native and cultivated varieties, perennial geranium and snakeroot for color and nearby flowering shrubs that add fragrance. Beyond there is a woodland garden with oak, maple and wild cherry trees and naturalized Spanish bluebells.
Future plans include a meditation garden comprised of a 40-foot diameter labyrinth of stones with grass walkways that will be sited near the woodland garden. Another feature on the property is a 70-foot tall clock tower with an antique Seth Thomas clock.
Persons and groups associated with the garden include: Susan Kemenyffy (garden consultant and designer, 2000-2013).
Related Materials:
Blackwood related holdings consist of 1 folder (36 photographic prints; 15 digital images)
See others in:
Garden Club of American collection, ca. 1920- [ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Harrisville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA714
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb611d959df-e3a8-4693-a2f7-1ef8aa30a960
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16473

Oral history interview with Robert Smithson

Interviewee:
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Extent:
59 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 July 14-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert Smithson conducted 1972 July 14-19, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art at 799 Greenwich Street in New York on July 14 and 19 1972. Smithson speaks of growing up in Passaic, New Jersey; primary and high school; high school art education; going to New York Museums; writing and its impact on art work; the Artists Gallery; the Art Students League; his time in the army; the Cedar Bar; Quicksand; the Museum of Modern Art; art education; Sam Smithson; his father; traveling the U.S.; Brooklyn Museum School; impact of the Museum of Natural History; moving to New York; visiting Europe; psychology; show at the George Lester Gallery; the Broken Circle; Dallas-Fort Worth Airport; crystalline structures; meeting William Carlos Williams; cosmology; Enantiomorphic Chambers; mapping; painting and drawing; the Dwan Gallery; getting married; Aerial Art; earthworks; sculpture; the Cryosphere; Alogon; Rome; stratas; nonsites; When Attitudes Become Form; Attitudes; mining sites and quarries; light and reflection; the Spiral Jetty; coordination of large works; documentation; selection of sites; Gyrostasis; weather's impact and seasonal change of the Spiral Jetty; confines of the gallery and museum; mirrors; landscapes; artist materials; art education; traveling; art and vacations; documenta; Smithson also recalls Federica Beer-Monti , Hugh Stix , Danny Donohue, Joe Levin, Charlie Hasloff, John Cassavetes , Alan Brilliant, Irving Sandler, Barnett Newman, Richard Bellamy,John Groth, Lawrence Alloway, T. S. Elliot, Donald Judd, William Carlos Williams, Jackson Pollock, William Burroughs, Ad Reinhardt, Dan Flavin, Virginia Dwan, Rosalind Krauss, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Smithson (1938-1973) was a sculptor well known for his earthworks.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Environmental artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.smiths72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a3c8b740-0374-4dc6-87f9-616fbbc142c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smiths72
Online Media:

Correspondence and envelopes of Philip St. George

Collector:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Collection Collector:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Collection Donor:
Becker, John M.  Search this
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Heritage of Pride (HOP)  Search this
Rohrbaugh, Richard  Search this
Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association (ASGRA)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hirsch, Leonard  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Barna, Joseph T.  Search this
Guest, Michael E.  Search this
Cruse, Howard, 1944-2019  Search this
Extent:
176 Items
Type:
Archival materials
Letters
Date:
1945 to 1953
Scope and Contents:
These letters are clues to a secret life. This is a series of letters and addressed envelopes sent to Philip St. George (?-1997) of New York City who, from all indications, identified as being a closeted gay man. George's correspondents, who may have also have been gay or bisexual, tell of their experiences in the armed forces after World War II and their life after the war, 1945-1953.
Arrangement:
In Box 84, Folders 1 - 10.
Local Numbers:
AC1146-0000117-01 to AC1146-0000273 (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
LGBT  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters
Collection Citation:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection / Series 13: St. George, Philip / 13.1: Correspondence and envelopes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep859ce5d95-b8bb-4f26-8d04-1541e00c1ac2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref2773
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