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E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers, 1814-1996, bulk 1921-1996

Creator:
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Richardson, Constance Coleman, 1905-2002  Search this
Subject:
Rutledge, Anna Wells  Search this
Simper, Fred  Search this
McDermott, John Francis  Search this
Speck, Walter  Search this
Stevens, William B.  Search this
Fredericks, Marshall M.  Search this
Castano, Giovanni  Search this
Soria, Regina  Search this
Lynes, Russell  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor)  Search this
Hardy, Jeremiah Pearson  Search this
Pleasants, J. Hall (Jacob Hall)  Search this
Garrison, Eve Josephson  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Allston, Washington  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward)  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon)  Search this
Morse, John D.  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon)  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Bostick, William A.  Search this
Jungwirth, Irene G. (Irene Gayas)  Search this
Oliver, Andrew  Search this
Simpson, Corelli C. W.  Search this
Andrews, Wayne  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Middeldorf, Ulrich Alexander  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David)  Search this
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur)  Search this
Sellers, Charles Coleman  Search this
Heil, Walter  Search this
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Moser, Liselotte  Search this
Flexner, James Thomas  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill)  Search this
Cohn, Harold  Search this
Aram, Siegfried F.  Search this
Mast, Gerald  Search this
Krentzin, Earl  Search this
Groce, George C.  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Culver, Charles B. (Charles Beach)  Search this
Wedda, John  Search this
Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks)  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)  Search this
Rockefeller, John D.  Search this
Copeland, Lammot du Pont  Search this
Freeman, Michael W.  Search this
Allen, Joseph  Search this
Peale family  Search this
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
White House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Manuscripts
Interviews
Diaries
Transcripts
Sketches
Lectures
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Citation:
E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers, 1814-1996, bulk 1921-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Romanticism  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10104
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212990
AAA_collcode_richedga
Theme:
Diaries
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212990
Online Media:

William Penhallow Henderson, 1877-1943 an artist of Santa Fe : an exhibition, November 10, 1978-June 10, 1979 organized by the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution

Author:
Henderson, William Penhallow 1877-1943  Search this
Author:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Henderson, William Penhallow 1877-1943  Search this
Physical description:
[11] pages illustrations 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogues
Date:
1978
Call number:
N40.1.H489 N2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_128868

Tribute to Mark Tobey [catalog of the exhibition]

Author:
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Author:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Tobey, Mark 1890-  Search this
Physical description:
112 pages illustrations (some color) 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
catalogs (documents)
Catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues
Date:
1974
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Peinture américaine  Search this
Call number:
ND237.T56 S58X
N40.1.T62 S6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_41167

National Collection of Fine Arts records relating to Alexander Archipenko, 1964-1968

Creator:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Archipenko, Alexander  Search this
Citation:
National Collection of Fine Arts records relating to Alexander Archipenko, 1964-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5818
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208658
AAA_collcode_naticola
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208658

Bryant Baker papers, 1916-1968

Creator:
Baker, Bryant, 1881-1970  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Baker, John  Search this
Baker, Robert P.  Search this
Citation:
Bryant Baker papers, 1916-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5840
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208680
AAA_collcode_bakebrya
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208680

Joshua Charles Taylor papers, 1931-1982

Creator:
Taylor, Joshua C. (Joshua Charles),, 1917-1981  Search this
Subject:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Citation:
Joshua Charles Taylor papers, 1931-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5876
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208716
AAA_collcode_tayljosh
Theme:
Diaries
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208716

NCFA records relating to Synchroma machine, 1969-1972

Creator:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme  Search this
Elliott, Stanley B.  Search this
Guilbeau, Honore (Honore Cooke)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Citation:
NCFA records relating to Synchroma machine, 1969-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Synchroma  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8222
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210393
AAA_collcode_naticoll
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210393

Adelyne Dohme Breeskin papers, circa 1934-1986

Creator:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Subject:
MacIver, Loren  Search this
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Adelyne Dohme Breeskin papers, circa 1934-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women art historians  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8422
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210596
AAA_collcode_breeadel
Theme:
Women
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210596
Online Media:

Ruel Pardee Tolman papers, 1887-1958

Creator:
Tolman, Ruel Pardee, 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Ferris, Stephen James  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome  Search this
Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941  Search this
Gérôme, Jean Léon  Search this
Harlan, Roma C.  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Place:
Washington D.C. -- Photographs
Citation:
Ruel Pardee Tolman papers, 1887-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9249
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211444
AAA_collcode_tolmruel
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211444

Art from the Vice-President's house : sound recording, 1981 Apr. 4

Creator:
Mondale, Joan Adams, 1930-  Search this
Subject:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Art from the Vice-President's house : sound recording, 1981 Apr. 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10733
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214342
AAA_collcode_mondjoan
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214342

Agency history, 1989-

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Research and Scholars Center  Search this
Uniform title:
American Art (Serial)  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Allen, Rachel M  Search this
Hennessey, Christine  Search this
Goerlitz, Amelia  Search this
Veder, Robin 1968-  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Office of Research and Professional Training  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Museum Programs Division  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Museum Resources Division Office of Research Support  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Research and Scholars Center  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1989
1989-
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Research  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Internship programs  Search this
Art--Scholarships, fellowships, etc  Search this
Art archives  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00164
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221217

Agency history, 1965-

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Education Office  Search this
Subject:
Bermingham, Peter  Search this
Nosanow, Barbara Shissler  Search this
O'Sullivan, Judith  Search this
Panzer, Nora  Search this
Sollins, Susan  Search this
Sewell, Darrel 1939-  Search this
Gallenkamp, George  Search this
Volkert, James W  Search this
Nichols, Susan K  Search this
Wilson, Carol  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Educational Programs  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Education  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Office of Museum Programs  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of Museum Programs  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of Educational Programs  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1965
1965-
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00162
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221213

Agency history, 1965-

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Registrar's Office  Search this
Subject:
Johnston, William R  Search this
Kroning, Melissa  Search this
Strassmann, Elizabeth  Search this
Zapruder, Marjorie S  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Office of the Registrar  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Registration and Collections Management  Search this
United States National Museum Office of the Registrar  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of the Registrar  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of Registration and Collections Management  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1965
1965-
Topic:
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museum registrars  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00158
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221208

Agency history, 1964-

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Exhibitions Office  Search this
Subject:
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Lewton, Val  Search this
Zelenik, John R  Search this
Keeler, David B  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Design and Production  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Office of Exhibition and Design  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of Exhibition and Design  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of Design and Production  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum Exhibitions Office  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1964
1964-
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00159
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221209

Agency history, 1907-

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Stebich, Stephanie A  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1907
1907-
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00155
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221204

Agency history, 1983-2021

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Subject:
Robertson, Charles (Charles J.)  Search this
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Allen, Rachel M  Search this
Voyles, David  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum Deputy Director for Museum Content and Outreach  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum Deputy Director for Administration and Finance  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1983
1983-2021
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00149
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221197

NCFA records relating to Synchroma machine

Creator:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Elliott, Stanley B.  Search this
Guilbeau, Honore (Honore Cooke), 1907-  Search this
Extent:
21 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1972
Scope and Contents:
Records relating to a possible demonstration and exhibition of a Synchroma machine at the National Collection of Fine Arts. Correspondence is between Adelyn Breeskin and Jan Mulhert of the museum's 20th century department and inventors Stanley Elliott and Honore Guilbeau. Photographs, descriptive statements, and clippings are also included.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Collection of Fine Arts, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution, changed its name through an act of Congress to the National Museum of American Art in 1980. The Syncroma machine creates constantly changing visual images using sonic inputs supplied by the artist.
Provenance:
Adelyn Breeskin represented NCFA in this gift to the Archives.
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. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Kinetic artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Synchroma  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.naticoll
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9649300d1-61dd-4c8c-9de1-7a71e6a46ee3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-naticoll

E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers

Creator:
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Richardson, Constance, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum  Search this
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
White House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Peale family  Search this
Allen, Joseph  Search this
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843  Search this
Andrews, Wayne  Search this
Aram, Siegfried F.  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Bostick, William A.  Search this
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-  Search this
Castano, Giovanni, 1896-1978  Search this
Cohn, Harold  Search this
Copeland, Lammot du Pont  Search this
Culver, Charles B. (Charles Beach), 1908-1967  Search this
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997  Search this
Flexner, James Thomas, 1908-2003  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981  Search this
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998  Search this
Freeman, Michael W.  Search this
Garrison, Eve Josephson, 1903-2003  Search this
Groce, George C., 1899-  Search this
Hardy, Jeremiah Pearson, 1800-1889  Search this
Heil, Walter, 1890-1973  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Jungwirth, Irene G. (Irene Gayas), 1913-  Search this
Krentzin, Earl, 1929-  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon), 1895-1979  Search this
Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Mast, Gerald, 1908-1971  Search this
McDermott, John Francis, 1902-  Search this
Middeldorf, Ulrich Alexander, 1901-  Search this
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Moser, Liselotte, 1906-1983  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Oliver, Andrew, 1906-  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Pleasants, J. Hall (Jacob Hall), 1873-1957  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001  Search this
Rockefeller, John D., 1906-  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Rutledge, Anna Wells  Search this
Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Simper, Fred, 1914-  Search this
Simpson, Corelli C. W.  Search this
Soria, Regina, 1911-  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991  Search this
Speck, Walter, 1895-  Search this
Stevens, William B.  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill), 1911-1998  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Wedda, John  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Extent:
28.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Manuscripts
Interviews
Diaries
Transcripts
Sketches
Lectures
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
1814-1996
bulk 1921-1996
Summary:
The papers of art historian E. P. Richardson measure 28.7 linear feet and date from 1814-1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-1996. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials; acquisition files for Richardson's personal art collection; professional and personal correspondence with colleagues, art historians and critics, artists, museums, galleries, and dealers; numerous writings, including manuscripts and research files for his published books, articles, and lectures; general research notebooks and files compiled by Richardson on a wide variety of art-related topics and artists; professional and committee files; as well as a smaller amount of Constance C. Richardson's papers.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian E. P. Richardson measure 28.7 linear feet and date from 1814-1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-1996. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials; acquisition files for Richardson's personal art collection; professional and personal correspondence with colleagues, art historians and critics, artists, museums, galleries, and dealers; numerous writings, including manuscripts and research files for his published books, articles, and lectures; general research notebooks and files compiled by Richardson on a wide variety of art-related topics and artists; professional and committee files; as well as a smaller amount of Constance C. Richardson's papers.

Biographical materials include certificates, awards, and honorary degrees, membership information, personal and family photographs, a few sketches, and a transcript of an oral history Interview with E.P. Richardson conducted by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1982.

There are acquisitions files for the Richardsons' personal art collection that invoices, photographs, correspondence with galleries and collectors, appraisals, price lists, and artwork examination forms.

Correspondence is with colleagues, art dealers, collectors, museums and museum curators, foreign scholars, organizations, galleries, artists, art historians and critics, publishers, editors, librarians, friends, and family. Topics regard purchasing art for various collections, consultations about art and collecting including authentications and attributions, publishing, general art history, lectures, and personal matters, among other topics. There is correspondence with the Archives of American Art, Castano Galleries, Lawrence Fleischman, James Thomas Flexner, Alfred V. Frankenstein, George Croce, Walter Heil, Earl Krentzin, Wilmarth Lewis, Russel Lynes, John Francis McDermott, Philadelphia Museum of Art, J. Hall Pleasants, Anna Rutledge, Charles Sellers, Smithsonian Institution, Regina Soria, Victor Spark, William Stevens, Robert Vose, William Woolfenden, and many others. Scattered correspondence with artists is with Isabel Bishop, Louis Bouche, William Bostick, Eve Garrison, Edward Hopper, Irene Jungwirth, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Hughie Lee-Smith, Reginald Marsh, Gerald Mast, Georgia O'Keefe, Charles Sheeler, Walt Speck, and John Wedda, among many others. The greatest extent of correspondence is with Andrew Wyeth, Harold Cohn, and Frederick Simper. There is also personal correspondence with family and friends, and between E.P. and Constance Richardson.

E.P. Richardson's prominence as an art historian, writer, and expert on collecting is well documented through his prolific writings. Materials include drafts, notes, typescripts, and outlines for articles, exhibition catalog essays, and lectures. Also found are research files and publishing documentation for Richardson's books, including Washington Allston: A Study of the Romantic Artist in America (1948), Painting in America (1956), Charles Willson Peale and his World (1983), and American Romantic Painting (1944). There are also miscellaneous notes and four diaries. Two of the diaries comment on the social and cultural life of Detroit; the authenticity of paintings; Richardson's reflections on contemporary American painting, thoughts about museums, dealers, artists, and art historians (especially Wilhelm R. Valentiner); and travel.

Notebooks compiled by Richardson on a wide variety art-related topics cover nearly six decades. There are also numerous research files organized Richardson about individual artists and art history. And, the art collector files contain reference materials about art collectors and their collections including Lamont du Pont Copeland, Michael W. Freeman, Nelson Rockefeller, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allen, and the Marquis de Somerlous. There are three index card file boxes containing bibliographic data on published books and articles.

Professional and committee files document Richardson's professional and consulting work for the Art Quarterly, Detroit Institute of Arts, National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the John D. Rockefeller III collection, Winterthur Museum, the White House, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Constance C. Richardson's papers include business and professional correspondence with various institutions, most extensively with the Macbeth Gallery. In addition, there is a smaller amount of personal correspondence, photographs and slides of her artworks, printed materials, two illustrated notebooks on her work, and miscellaneous notes. Also included is Constance's artist palette.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian, museum director, and writer E. P. (Edgar Preston) Richardson (1902-1985) served as director of the Detroit Institute of Arts (1945-1962) and Winterthur Museum (1963-1966). He was also a board member of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1966-1977 and, in 1954, co-founded the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

E. P. Richardson was born in 1902 in Glens Falls, New York and died in Philadelphia in 1985. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1925 and studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for the three years following graduation. In 1930 he became educational secretary at the Detroit Institute of Arts, was quickly named assistant director in 1933, and served as director from 1945 to 1962. He left Detroit to take the position of director of the Winterthur Museum, where he remained until 1966. Richardson married Constance Coleman in 1931. Born in Berlin, Germany in 1905, Constance Coleman Richardson was an award-winning and widely exhibited realist style painter of American landscapes. She gave up painting in the 1960s and died in 2002.

While at the Detroit Institute of Arts, E. P. Richardson co-founded the Archives of American Art with Lawrence Fleischman, and served as the Archives' first director. Richardson was also art advisor to John D. Rockefeller III for over ten years, editor of Art Quarterly from 1938 to 1967, and a member of various boards, including the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Smithsonian Arts Commission, and the National Portrait Gallery. He authored numerous books including ones on artists Washington Allston and Charles Willson Peale, and The Way of Western Art: American Romantic Painting (1939), Painting in America: The Story of Four Hundred and Fifty Years (1956), A Short History of Painting in America (1963), and American Art, an Exhibition of the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, 3d (1976).
Related Materials:
Related collections among the holdings of the Archives of American Art include an interview with E.P. Richardson dated February 6, 1978 conducted by Linda Downs; and several miscellaneous manuscripts that include an E.P. Richardson Letter to Rockwell Kent, June 15 1959; E.P. Richardson letters to Lawrence Arthur Fleischman, May 13, 1962 and August 22 1954; and a Yasuo Kunioshi letter to E.P. Richardson, July 25 1948.

Additional E.P. Richardson papers are found at the Detroit Institute of Arts and in the archives of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D46) including E.P. Richardson's research material on Jeremiah P. Hardy. These materials are housed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Library and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Edith Wilkinson first donated a letter to E. P. Richardson from herself in 1957. E.P. Richardson donated papers to the Archives of American Art in 1958 and 1960 and lent materials for microfilming in 1961. Addition material was donated by Constance Richardson in 1985, and by Martha Fleischman in 2003.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Authors -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Art historians -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Romanticism  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Manuscripts
Interviews
Diaries
Transcripts
Sketches
Lectures
Citation:
Edgar P. Richardson papers, 1814-1996, bulk 1921-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.richedga
See more items in:
E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f0a154af-52ef-402b-b06d-60a290eec749
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-richedga
Online Media:

Catalogue of a selection of art objects from the Freer collection exhibited in the new building of the National museum, April 15 to June 15, 1912

Author:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Freer Collection  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Asia
Date:
1912
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting  Search this
Call number:
N857.5 .A57 1912
708.1.F84 A5 1912
N857.5.A57 1912
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421077

La nueva veta : la figura, 1963/1968 : [exposición, 21 de marzo hasta el 15 de abril de 1969, Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile]

Author:
Perkins, Constance M. 1913-  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Chile)  Search this
Centro de Artes Visuales (Instituto Torcuato Di Tella)  Search this
Physical description:
[33] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1969
[1969?]
20th century
Topic:
Figurative art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Human figure in art  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.F5 N96
N6512.5.F5N96
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_138003

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