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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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National Museum Services Board Chairman's files, [ca. 1977]-1982

Creator:
National Museum Services Board  Search this
Subject:
Seybolt, George Crossan  Search this
Institute of Museum Services  Search this
Citation:
National Museum Services Board Chairman's files, [ca. 1977]-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to museums -- United States  Search this
Museum finance -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6495
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215706
AAA_collcode_natimuse
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215706

Esphyr Slobodkina papers

Creator:
Slobodkina, Esphyr, 1908-2002  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Eckstein, Ruth, 1916-  Search this
Kelpe, Paul, 1902-1985  Search this
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975  Search this
Rabkin, Leo  Search this
Tedlie, Harry  Search this
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1925-1995
Summary:
The papers of painter, sculptor, author, and illustrator Esphyr Slobodkina measure 1.9 linear feet and date from circa 1925 to 1995. Found within the papers are personal and professional correspondence, including letters from Ilya Bolotowsky, George L.K. Morris, and Paul Kelpe; writings, including a copy of the autobiography Notes for a Biographer (vol. 1); printed materials; photographs; and material on the American Abstract Artists, including administrative records, business correspondence, and publications.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter, sculptor, author, and illustrator Esphyr Slobodkina measure 1.9 linear feet and date from circa 1925 to 1995. Found within the papers are personal and professional correspondence, including letters from Ilya Bolotowsky, George L.K. Morris, and Paul Kelpe; writings, including a copy of the autobiography Notes for a Biographer (vol. 1); printed materials; photographs; and material on the American Abstract Artists, including administrative records, business correspondence, and publications.

Correspondence is primarily with Slobodkina's family, friends, and business associates. The series includes significant correspondence from her first husband, Ilya Bolotowsky, as well as abstract artists George L.K. Morris, Paul Kelpe, Ruth Eckstein, Leo Rabkin, and Harry Tedlie. The series also includes correspondence regarding her published works.

Writings consist of 3 essays by Slobodkina on abstract art, the autobiography Notes for a Biographer (vol. 1), the edited folio Ilya Bolotowsky, and a small notebook kept by Ilya Bolotowsky during the 1920s-30s.

Printed material includes clippings; samples of announcements and cards designed by Slobodkina; exhibition announcements and catalogs; and press releases.

Photographs are of Slobodkina and her paintings and sculptures, as well as photographs of artwork by other abstract artists.

American Abstract Artists' records includes administrative material, correspondence, writings, selected exhibitions, and printed material dating from 1936 to 1996.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1934-1992 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Writings, circa 1920-1985 (6 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Printed material, circa 1939-1994 (7 folders; Box 1, OV 4)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1925-1970 (3 folders; Box 1)

Series 5: American Abstract Artists, circa 1936-1995 (0.9 linear feet, Box 1-3, OV 4)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor, author, and illustrator Esphyr Slobodkina (1908-2002) lived and worked in New York City, Great Neck, and Long Island, New York and was known for her abstract art and her children's books, including the seminal Caps For Sale.

Slobodkina was born in Chelyabinsk, Siberia to Solomon Slobodkin and his wife, Itta Agranovich. After the Russian Revolution and Civil War of 1917-1918, her family immigrated to Harbin, Manchuria where her father found work with Standard Oil and her mother contributed to the family's finances by working as a dressmaker. After graduating from high school in 1927, Slobodkina immigrated to the United States to join her brother in New York City where she enrolled at the National Academy of Design.

At the Academy, Slobodkina met her future husband, the artist and fellow Russian émigré Ilya Bolotowsky. In 1936, they became founding members of the American Abstract Artists, an artist run organization that worked to advance abstract art at a time when few opportunities to exhibit their works existed. She served as the organization's first secretary and later served as treasurer, president, and institutional bibliographer.

In 1937, Slobodkina met the children's author Margaret Wise Brown. After seeing her work, Brown invited Slobodkina to illustrate The Little Fireman, the first of their many collaborations together. In 1940, Slobodkina's first published book, Caps For Sale, was released and has remained in print for over 70 years. It won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 and is considered a classic of children's literature.

Slobodkina and Bolotowsky divorced in 1938, after which she continued to produce abstract mixed media paintings and sculptures. Her first major one-person show was organized by the gallery owner A.E. Gallatin in 1940. Through the 1940s and into 1970s, Slobodkina regularly contributed to group exhibitions and her works are owned by numerous institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Hillwood Art Museum.

In addition to publishing children's books, Slobodkina authored three volumes of her autobiography, Notes for a Biographer (1976-1983) and edited American Abstract Artists: Its Publications, Catalogs, and Membership (1979) and the folio Ilya Bolotwosky (1985). Active until the end of her life, she oversaw the production of musical audio recordings for her 20 children's books well into her 80s, and at the age of 90, designed a museum financed through the Slobodkina Foundation. She died at her home in Glen Head, Long Island in 2002.
Related Materials:
The Archives also holds the American Abstract Artists records.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds materials lent for microfilming (N70-61) including a travel album, printed material, notes, McDowell colony correspondence, and an American Abstract Artists financial ledger. Lents materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.

Additionally, 69 rolled drawings on tracing paper were transferred to Hillwood Art Museum in 2006.
Provenance:
Esphyr Slobodkina loaned a portion of her papers for microfilming and donated material in 1970. She gave additional papers between 1995 and 1996.
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:
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Authors -- New York  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Esphyr Slobodkina papers, circa 1925-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.slobesph
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Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93e1ed66d-b01a-4694-9d12-cc45627aae04
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-slobesph
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Administrative Records, 1835-2019

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Uniform title:
Smithsonian Directives (Administrative issuances)  Search this
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Adams, Robert McC (Robert McCormick) 1926-2018  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Heyman, Ira Michael 1930-2011  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Small, Lawrence M  Search this
Clough, G. Wayne  Search this
Samper, Cristián  Search this
Horvath, Albert G  Search this
Skorton, David J  Search this
Bunch, Lonnie G  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Physical description:
846.85 cu. ft. processed holdings
542.48 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Ephemera
Floor plans
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Color photographs
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Sketches
Video recordings
Compact discs
Drawings
Videotapes
Illustrations
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Electronic mail
Books
Architectural drawings
Digital versatile discs
Digital images
Newspapers
Date:
1835
1835-2019
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Budget  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Information technology  Search this
Committees  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Strategic planning  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Real property  Search this
Estates (Law)  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Product management  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Trusts and trustees  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Research  Search this
Awards  Search this
Tours  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Special events  Search this
Wills  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00771
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2019 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220180

Agency history, 1988-

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Inspector General  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
United States Department of Justice  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1988
1988-
Topic:
Auditing  Search this
Museums  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Fraud  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Investigations  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00433
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404548

Slaying the financial dragon : strategies for museums

Author:
American Association of Museums  Search this
Subject:
American Association of Museums  Search this
Physical description:
v, 122, [1] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Museums--Management  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_718266

Fund raising for museums : the essential book for staff and trustees / by Hedy A. Hartman

Author:
Hartman, Hedy A  Search this
Physical description:
594 p. ; 30 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Directories
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Endowments  Search this
Call number:
AM122 .H37 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_870024

Nature museums : 1996 operations and financial information survey report / Museum Store Association

Title:
Operations and financial information survey report
1996 operations and financial information survey report
Author:
Museum Store Association (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
70 p. : charts, graphs ; 28 cm
Type:
Statistics
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Museum stores--Finance  Search this
Natural history museums--Finance  Search this
Call number:
HF5469.65 .N38 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_730284

Art museums : 1996 operations and financial information survey report / Museum Store Association

Title:
Operations and financial information survey report
1996 operations and financial information survey report
Author:
Museum Store Association (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
69 leaves : charts, graphs ; 28 cm
Type:
Statistics
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Museum stores--Finance  Search this
Art museums--Finance  Search this
Call number:
HF5469.65 .A78 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_730283

Exhibiting public value [electronic resource] : government funding for museums in the United States

Author:
Manjarrez, Carlos  Search this
Rosenstein, Carole  Search this
Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
158 p. : digital, PDF file, ill. (some col.), maps
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Federal aid to museums  Search this
Museums--Management  Search this
Call number:
AM122 .E97 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_915798

To listen and to lead : a blueprint for the future / Institute of Museum and Library Services

Title:
Blueprint for the future
Author:
Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)  Search this
Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.) Office of Museum Services  Search this
Subject:
Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.) Office of Museum Services  Search this
Physical description:
19 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
[1999?]
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Museums--Government policy  Search this
Call number:
AM122 .I58 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_738185

Museums 101 / Mark Walhimer

Author:
Walhimer, Mark 1964-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 237 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1056541

Controversial issues and the budget : forces of change in museums : the proceedings of the Twelfth Museum Studies Conference / cosponsored by the Museum Studies Program and the Museum Studies Association, University of Delaware, April 6, 1991 ; edited by Bryant F. Tolles

Author:
Museum Studies Conference (12th : 1991 : University of Delaware)  Search this
Tolles, Bryant Franklin 1939-  Search this
University of Delaware Museum Studies Program  Search this
University of Delaware Museum Studies Association  Search this
Physical description:
69 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Museums  Search this
Call number:
AM7 .M975 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_468963

The big book of museum grant money / prepared by the Taft Group for the American Association of Museums

Author:
Taft Group (Detroit, Mich.)  Search this
American Association of Museums  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 1896 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Directories
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
[1995]
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Endowments  Search this
Corporations--Charitable contributions--Directories  Search this
Fund raising--Directories  Search this
Call number:
AM122 .B58 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_470055

Sources of federal funding for museums

Author:
American Association of Museums Technical Information Service  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
[1992]
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Federal aid to museums  Search this
Call number:
AM122 .S72 1992
AM122.S72 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_449578

U.S. museums and the nonprofit sector : a framework for international dialogue / by Ildiko Pogany DeAngelis

Title:
United States museums and the nonprofit sector
Author:
DeAngelis, Ildiko Pogany  Search this
American Association of Museums Technical Information Service  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 64 p. : forms ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Nonprofit organizations--Finance  Search this
Call number:
AM122 .D28 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_470896

How to win a GOS grant

Title:
How to win a General Operating Support grant
Subject:
Institute of Museum Services Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 28 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Museum finance--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Federal aid to museums--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Fund raising--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Proposal writing for grants  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_470099

Purse strings : museum, mission, and money in the nineties, June 25-28, 1991 / sponsored by Office of Museum Programs, Smithsonian Institution

Author:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various foliations) : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
[1991]
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Call number:
AM122 .P98 1991
AM122.P98 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_437689

Congressional and IRS actions on museum tax issues / Andy Finch

Author:
Finch, Andy  Search this
American Association of Museums Technical Information Service  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Corporations--Charitable contributions--Law and legislation  Search this
Gifts--Taxation--Deductions--Law and legislation  Search this
Income tax deductions for charitable contributions--Law and legislation  Search this
Call number:
KF6388 .F49 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_471597

Trust Fund Budget Records

Extent:
10 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1971-1986
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of trust fund budget records, including summary reports, work papers, correspondence and memoranda. Records were produced over several years, under several filing systems. Records are arranged alphabetically, but certain bureaus/offices/museums may be filed under different headings (e.g., Museum of History and Technology filed under "M" in one filing system, and National Museum of History and Technology filed under "N" in another filing system).
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Legislative hearings -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-022, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget, Trust Fund Budget Records
Identifier:
Accession 99-022
See more items in:
Trust Fund Budget Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa99-022

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