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Sandpainting

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Grey Squirrel (Fred Stevens, Jr.), Diné (Navajo), 1922-1983  Search this
Collector:
Thomas Bahti (Tom Bahti), Non-Indian, 1926-1972  Search this
Donor:
Thomas Bahti (Tom Bahti), Non-Indian, 1926-1972  Search this
Object Name:
Sandpainting
Media/Materials:
Wood, sand
Techniques:
Glued
Dimensions:
60.5 x 61.2 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
San Juan County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1950-1960
Catalog Number:
23/839
Barcode:
230839.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65d3121ee-2aa6-4818-ae2a-edc6ff9c7fa6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_245920
Online Media:

First Furlough

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Quincy Tahoma, Diné (Navajo), 1917-1956  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Oscar Brousse Jacobson, Non-Indian, 1882-1966  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Oscar Brousse Jacobson, Non-Indian, 1882-1966  Search this
Title:
First Furlough
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, gouache/opaque watercolors, ink
Techniques:
Drawn, painted
Dimensions:
37.7 x 45.7 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Santa Fe; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1943
Catalog Number:
23/6014
Barcode:
236014.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6df675b0b-730a-4e73-8360-dab0876612a3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_250921
Online Media:

Loom Set

Collector:
N/A  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Marjorie M. Post  Search this
Culture:
Navajo (Diné)  Search this
Object Type:
Loom / Blanket
Place:
Ganado Area, Navajo Reservation / Apache County, Arizona, United States, North America
Accession Date:
16 Jun 1981
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
318782
USNM Number:
E418965A-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/379a7aa98-58dc-406b-8387-b2139ddfa2fb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8451219
Online Media:

The Eclipse

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Beatien Yazz (Jimmy Toddy/Little No Shirt), Diné (Navajo), 1928-2022  Search this
Previous owner:
Charles De Young Elkus, Non-Indian, 1881-1963  Search this
Ruth Elkus (Mrs. Charles de Young Elkus), Non-Indian, 1884-1972  Search this
Donor:
Charles De Young Elkus, Non-Indian, 1881-1963  Search this
Ruth Elkus (Mrs. Charles de Young Elkus), Non-Indian, 1884-1972  Search this
Title:
The Eclipse
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paperboard, gouache/opaque watercolors
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
46.2 x 40.5 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Arizona; USA (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1940
Catalog Number:
23/1237
Barcode:
231237.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63e69b576-f9b6-42b5-81c3-62f8227cbf35
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_246398
Online Media:

Navajo by Campfire

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Beatien Yazz (Jimmy Toddy/Little No Shirt), Diné (Navajo), 1928-2022  Search this
Previous owner:
Charles De Young Elkus, Non-Indian, 1881-1963  Search this
Ruth Elkus (Mrs. Charles de Young Elkus), Non-Indian, 1884-1972  Search this
Donor:
Charles De Young Elkus, Non-Indian, 1881-1963  Search this
Ruth Elkus (Mrs. Charles de Young Elkus), Non-Indian, 1884-1972  Search this
Title:
Navajo by Campfire
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
26 x 32 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Arizona; USA (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1940
Catalog Number:
23/1238
Barcode:
231238.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6aafbf469-61ff-476a-abdc-92b0780b3519
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_246399
Online Media:

Navajo Dancers

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Beatien Yazz (Jimmy Toddy/Little No Shirt), Diné (Navajo), 1928-2022  Search this
Previous owner:
Charles De Young Elkus, Non-Indian, 1881-1963  Search this
Ruth Elkus (Mrs. Charles de Young Elkus), Non-Indian, 1884-1972  Search this
Donor:
Charles De Young Elkus, Non-Indian, 1881-1963  Search this
Ruth Elkus (Mrs. Charles de Young Elkus), Non-Indian, 1884-1972  Search this
Title:
Navajo Dancers
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paperboard, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
28.5 x 40.3 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Arizona; USA (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1940
Catalog Number:
23/1239
Barcode:
231239.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws647c6396b-29c5-49a1-9290-20a8a0cdf7e6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_246400
Online Media:

Yei Dancer

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Beatien Yazz (Jimmy Toddy/Little No Shirt), Diné (Navajo), 1928-2022  Search this
Previous owner:
Charles De Young Elkus, Non-Indian, 1881-1963  Search this
Ruth Elkus (Mrs. Charles de Young Elkus), Non-Indian, 1884-1972  Search this
Donor:
Charles De Young Elkus, Non-Indian, 1881-1963  Search this
Ruth Elkus (Mrs. Charles de Young Elkus), Non-Indian, 1884-1972  Search this
Title:
Yei Dancer
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, gouache/opaque watercolors
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
21.4 x 33.3 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Arizona; USA (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1940
Catalog Number:
23/1240
Barcode:
231240.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b8448978-8910-4d85-9083-d8f3bc167282
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_246401
Online Media:

Navajo Fire Dancer

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Beatien Yazz (Jimmy Toddy/Little No Shirt), Diné (Navajo), 1928-2022  Search this
Previous owner:
Charles De Young Elkus, Non-Indian, 1881-1963  Search this
Ruth Elkus (Mrs. Charles de Young Elkus), Non-Indian, 1884-1972  Search this
Donor:
Charles De Young Elkus, Non-Indian, 1881-1963  Search this
Ruth Elkus (Mrs. Charles de Young Elkus), Non-Indian, 1884-1972  Search this
Title:
Navajo Fire Dancer
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paperboard, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
18 x 24.1 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Arizona; USA (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1940
Catalog Number:
23/1241
Barcode:
231241.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6aa4ad533-b1a8-47f9-89d2-ab22f5893522
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_246402
Online Media:

Tree

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Beatien Yazz (Jimmy Toddy/Little No Shirt), Diné (Navajo), 1928-2022  Search this
Previous owner:
Charles De Young Elkus, Non-Indian, 1881-1963  Search this
Ruth Elkus (Mrs. Charles de Young Elkus), Non-Indian, 1884-1972  Search this
Donor:
Charles De Young Elkus, Non-Indian, 1881-1963  Search this
Ruth Elkus (Mrs. Charles de Young Elkus), Non-Indian, 1884-1972  Search this
Title:
Tree
Object Name:
Drawing
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink, watercolor, gouache/opaque watercolors
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
18.9 x 28.8 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Arizona; USA (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1940
Catalog Number:
23/1242
Barcode:
231242.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6babf95c7-5abc-4716-95f1-a20a73c56e4b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_246403
Online Media:

Frightened Antelopes

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Beatien Yazz (Jimmy Toddy/Little No Shirt), Diné (Navajo), 1928-2022  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Oscar Brousse Jacobson, Non-Indian, 1882-1966  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Oscar Brousse Jacobson, Non-Indian, 1882-1966  Search this
Title:
Frightened Antelopes
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor, ink
Techniques:
Drawn, painted
Dimensions:
45.4 x 30.1 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Arizona; USA
Date created:
1945-1950
Catalog Number:
23/6010
Barcode:
236010.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63e3d0d2a-58db-4610-85f5-c9ed92fdb4df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_250917
Online Media:

Messenger and Patient in Corrall Dance MTN. Chant (fire dance)

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Beatien Yazz (Jimmy Toddy/Little No Shirt), Diné (Navajo), 1928-2022  Search this
Previous owner:
Woodard's Indian Arts and Crafts (Gallup NM)  Search this
Byron Harvey, III (Byron Schemerhorn Harvey III), Non-Indian, 1932-2005  Search this
Donor:
Byron Harvey, III (Byron Schemerhorn Harvey III), Non-Indian, 1932-2005  Search this
Title:
Messenger and Patient in Corrall Dance MTN. Chant (fire dance)
Object Name:
Painting (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor, ink
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
41.6 x 41 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Arizona; USA
Date created:
1960-1965
Catalog Number:
23/7588
Barcode:
237588.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69e64344d-7dd1-489b-9e08-af81da18c23e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_252956

Evergreen Dance

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Beatien Yazz (Jimmy Toddy/Little No Shirt), Diné (Navajo), 1928-2022  Search this
Previous owner:
Woodard's Indian Arts and Crafts (Gallup NM)  Search this
Byron Harvey, III (Byron Schemerhorn Harvey III), Non-Indian, 1932-2005  Search this
Donor:
Byron Harvey, III (Byron Schemerhorn Harvey III), Non-Indian, 1932-2005  Search this
Title:
Evergreen Dance
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
33.5 x 36 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Arizona; USA
Date created:
1950-1960
Catalog Number:
23/7589
Barcode:
237589.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e9c0ce44-e14f-4e1f-a637-7a97ca086363
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_252957
Online Media:

Blessing of the Corn Meal

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Beatien Yazz (Jimmy Toddy/Little No Shirt), Diné (Navajo), 1928-2022  Search this
IACB source:
Scottsdale National Exhibition of Indian Arts  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
Title:
Blessing of the Corn Meal
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paperboard, tempera
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
74.0 x 50.8 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Wide Ruins, Navajo Reservation; Apache County; Arizona; USA
Date created:
1962
Catalog Number:
26/2409
Barcode:
262409.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ce9ffc52-9126-440f-9f65-19ac97229680
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_278519

Laura Thompson papers

Creator:
Thompson, Laura, 1905-2000  Search this
Names:
Indian Personality, Education and Administration Research Project  Search this
Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.). Institute of Human Values  Search this
United States. Office of Indian Affairs  Search this
Extent:
27 Linear feet (50 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Germany
Guam
Fiji
Iceland
Date:
1905-1997
Summary:
The papers of Laura Thompson reflect the professional and personal life of an active and pioneering anthropologist. In the 1930s, Thompson began her work in applied anthropology, producing studies of Fiji, Guam and Hawaii intended to aid administrators of economic, educational and political development and pioneering approaches now known as "administrative" and "educational" anthropology. In the 1940s, Thompson applied her skills to the Indian Personality, Education and Administration Research Project, a study of eleven communities of five Native American tribes. From the 1950s until the end of her career, Thompson sought to formulate and demonstrate a theoretical anthropological synthesis of man and culture, while pursuing fieldwork in Iceland and Germany, teaching, and consulting for numerous institutions.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Laura Thompson reflect the professional and personal life of an active and pioneering anthropologist. In the 1930s, Thompson began her work in applied anthropology, producing studies of Fiji, Guam and Hawaii intended to aid administrators of economic, educational and political development and pioneering approaches now known as "administrative" and "educational" anthropology. In the 1940s, Thompson applied her skills to the Indian Personality, Education and Administration Research Project, a study of eleven communities of five Native American tribes. From the 1950s until the end of her career, Thompson sought to formulate and demonstrate a theoretical anthropological synthesis of man and culture, while pursuing fieldwork in Iceland and Germany, teaching, and consulting for numerous institutions.

Included in this collection are field diaries, numerous manuscripts and lectures, research materials, correspondence, sound recordings and ethnographic photographs. Also included are various subject and index files maintained by Thompson for her many research projects. The collection is particularly rich in unpublished manuscripts that Thompson created from 1950 to the mid 1990s. Manuscript topics include particular field sites, such as Fiji and West Germany, as well as Thompson's critical and theoretical exposition regarding the future of applied anthropology, variously titled "Clinical" and "Holistic Anthropology."

Numerous materials pertaining to Thompson's personal life are also located in the collection, including personal diaries and professional awards, correspondence with friends and family, and personal photographs of Thompson from infancy to old age. Located in Thompson's personal papers are her writings from late in life, in which she addressed aging through her anthropological sensibilities, recorded formative memories from her youth, and projected the future of a world rife with injustice and environmental destruction. A large portion of the Laura Thompson papers include documents from the Indian Personality, Education and Administration (IPEA) Project, initiated by the Office of Indian Affairs and the University of Chicago Committee on Human Development. This investigation of five Native American tribes includes the results of over 1000 psychological studies of native children. Materials included encompass the protocols for and implementation of the project, as well as field reports, psychological tests, correspondence, worker supervision reports and final analyses of findings. Included is a copy of the project's published final report, Personality and Government (1951). The bulk of the records date between 1941and 47; related material spans as late as 1992. Correspondents primarily include project members and consultants, particularly: John Collier, A. I. Hallowell, Maud Hallowell, Royal Hassrick, Robert Havinghurst, Alice Joseph, Bruno Klopfer, Clyde Kluckhohn, Dorothea Leighton, D'Arcy McNickle, Trude Schmidl-Waehner, Heinrich Schultz, Ruth Underhill, and W. Lloyd Warner. The papers of the IPEA Project are restricted in use.

Additional material in the NAA relating to the IPEA Research Project can be found in the following collections: Indian Personality and Administration Research Project Papers, donated by Robert J. Havighurst, and the Dorothea Cross Leighton papers. A list of publications resulting from findings of the project can be found in the Thompson collection accession folder.

Nearly absent from the collection are materials reflecting Thompson's fieldwork in Hawaii, her marriages to Bernhard Tüting and John Collier, and manuscripts of her early publications.

Correspondents in Thompson's papers include: Ruth BENEDICT, Charles W. COLLIER, John COLLIER, Malcolm COLLIER, Cora DUBOIS, Fred EGGAN, Alfred EMERSON, Kenneth EMORY, Frederick V. FIELD, Roland W. FORCE, Derek FREEMAN, Ann Pinson GILL, Peggy GOLDE, A. I. HALLOWELL, Maude HALLOWELL, Royal HASSRICK, Robert HAVINGHURST, Alice JOSEPH, Felix KEESING, Lawrence KELLY, Bruno KLOPFER, Clyde KLUCKHOHN, A. L. KROEBER, Harry S. LADD, Bruno LASKER, Dorothy LEE, Dorothea LEIGHTON, Charles F. LOOMIS, Katherine LOUMALA, Robert H. LOWIE, John R. MACCORMACK, Bronislaw MALINOWSKI, D'Arcy MCNICKLE, Margaret MEAD, Robert REDFIELD, Trude SCHMIDL-WAEHNER, Heinrich SCHULTZ, Leslie SPIER, George D. SPINDLER, Rebecca STEVENSON, Ratu J. L. V. SUKUNA (District Commissioner of Lau), Alfred TOZZER, W. Lloyd WARNER and Alvin WOLFE.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
Arranged in 11 series: (1) Fiji, 1933-1995; (2) Germany, 1934-1991; (3) Guam, 1938-1996; (4) Indian Personality, Education and Administration Research Project, 1941-1992; (5) Iceland, 1952-1981; (6) Institute of Human Values, 1973-1982; (8) Manuscripts and research, 1935-1994; (9) Professional correspondence, 1943-1992; (10) Publications, 1932-1991; (11) Personal Papers, 1905-1997.
Biographical Note:
Laura Thompson (1905-2000) conducted fieldwork in Oceania, the Southwestern United States and Europe; she taught at numerous institutions and served as a consultant for many organizations, including the Naval Government of Guam and the Office of Indian Affairs, throughout her career. Thompson's papers reflect her involvement in each of these activities as well as her desire to formulate a unifying theory of applied anthropology that would address issues including environmentalism and overpopulation.

1905 -- Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 23.

1923 -- Graduated from Punahou Academy, Hawaii.

1927 -- Bachelor of Arts, Mills College, California.

1928 -- Graduate studies in anthropology, Radcliffe College and Harvard University, Massachusetts.

1929-33 -- Graduate studies in anthropology, University of California, Berkeley.

1929-34 -- Assistant Ethnologist, Bishop Museum, Hawaii.

1931-32 -- Fellow, Bishop Museum, Hawaii.

1933 -- Ph.D. in anthropology, University of California, Berkeley.

1933-34 -- Lau Islands, Fiji, fieldwork.

1934-37 -- Germany, travel and research.

1938-39 -- Guam, fieldwork under U.S. Naval Government and University of Hawaii.

1938-40 -- Consultant, U. S. Naval Government of Guam.

1940-41 -- Social Scientist, Community Survey of Education, Hawaii.

1941 -- Co-founder, Society for Applied Anthropology. Graduate work in Human Development, University of Chicago, Illinois.

1941-47 -- Coordinator, Indian Personality, Education, and Administration Research Project.

1941-43 -- Papago Indians, fieldwork. Pine Ridge Sioux Indians, fieldwork. Hopi Indians, fieldwork. Navaho Indians, fieldwork. Poston War Relocation Camp, fieldwork. Zuni Indians, fieldwork.

1942-44 -- Consultant, U. S. Office of Indian Affairs.

1946 -- Papago Indians, fieldwork.

1946-54 -- Research consultant, Institute of Ethnic Affairs (Washington DC and New York).

1952 -- Iceland, fieldwork.

1954-56 -- Professor of Anthropology, City College of New York.

1957-58 -- Visiting Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina.

1958-59 -- Research fellow, Laboratories of Anthropology, University of North Carolina.

1959-60 -- Visiting Professor, North Carolina State College.

1960 -- Iceland, fieldwork.

1961 -- Visiting professor, Utah State University (summer). Distinguished Visiting Professor, Pennsylvania State University.

1961-62 -- Professor of Anthropology, University of Southern Illinois.

1962 -- Visiting Professor, University of Hawaii (summer).

1962-63 -- Professor of Anthropology, San Francisco State College.

1964 -- Lecturer, Brooklyn College, CUNY.

1974 -- Honorary Ll.D., Mills College, CA.

1976 -- Board of Governors, Institute of Human Values, St. Mary's University, Halifax.

1977 -- Ancient Order of the Chammori (Honor for public service in Guam).

1979 -- Malinowski Award, Society for Applied Anthropology.

1985 -- Returned to Hawaii.

2000 -- Died January 29.
Related Materials:
Additional material in the NAA relating to the IPEA Research Project can be found in the following collections: Indian Personality and Administration Research Project Papers, donated by Robert J. Havighurst, and the Dorothea Cross Leighton papers. A list of publications resulting from findings of the project can be found in the Thompson collection accession folder.
Provenance:
Thompson's papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by the creator periodically over 25 years.
Restrictions:
Portions of the collection, in particular materials from the Indian Personality, Education and Administration Research Project, are restricted in use.

Access to the Laura Thompson papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Citation:
Laura Thompson papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1983-51
See more items in:
Laura Thompson papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw368b0c5ca-b0b1-4f61-b59e-b87cf0b0ff5b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1983-51

Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Reid, Robert Dennis, 1924-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1975, circa 1960s-1970s
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Robert Dennis Reid papers, 1961-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Robert Dennis Reid papers
Robert Dennis Reid papers / Series 3: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d0c0296f-65a5-47fe-b3c6-90b4ab171d42
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-reidrobd-ref21
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Louie H. Ewing papers, [ca. 1940]-1982

Creator:
Ewing, Louie H., 1908-1983  Search this
Citation:
Louie H. Ewing papers, [ca. 1940]-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Navajo Indians -- New Mexico  Search this
Indians of North America -- New Mexico -- Pictorial works  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7022
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209155
AAA_collcode_ewinloui
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209155

Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks, 1903-1955

Creator:
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947  Search this
Citation:
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks, 1903-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Motion picture industry  Search this
Silent films  Search this
Motion picture art directors -- California  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6185
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216425
AAA_collcode_borgcarl
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216425
Online Media:

Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, circa 1938-2008

Creator:
Rosenak, Chuck, 1927-  Search this
Subject:
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Type:
Audiotapes
Photographs
Interviews
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, circa 1938-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Art  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs  Search this
Artists -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Santeros  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5540
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216437
AAA_collcode_rosechuc
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216437
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Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material

Creator:
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Names:
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Extent:
17.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Photographs
Interviews
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1938-2008
Summary:
The Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material dates from circa 1938-2008 and measures 17.6 linear feet. The collection contains research files for four books by the Rosenaks and includes letters, writings, notes, printed matter, tape-recorded interviews with artists, and photographic material.
Scope and Content Note:
The Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material dates from circa 1938-2008 and measures 17.6 linear feet. The collection contains correspondence, writings, notes, printed matter, tape-recorded interviews of artists, and photographs and slides of artists and artwork. The records document the Rosenak's research and collecting trips in the United States, often to isolated locales, in pursuit of new art and insights for their writing projects. The collection relates primarily to their research for Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists, The People Speak: Navajo Folk Art, Contemporary American Folk Art: A Collector's Guide, The Saint Makers: Contemporary Santeras y Santeros, and are an important source of information on twentieth-century folk art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Research Files, circa 1938-1999 (Boxes 1-9, 19; 9.2 linear ft.)

Series 2: Loans to Exhibitions, circa 1991-1997, undated (Box 10; 0.4 linear ft.)

Series 3: Miscellaneous Files, circa 1969-2003 (Boxes 10-12; 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 4: Interviews of Artists, circa 1990s (Box 12-13; 1.5 linear ft.)

Series 5: Photographs and Slides, circa 1990s (Boxes 13-18; 4.5 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Chuck and Jan Rosenak are widely regarded as authorities in the field of American folk art. They amassed one of the finest collections of contemporary folk art in the United States and authored four books: Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists (New York: Abbeville, 1990), The People Speak: Navajo Folk Art (Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Publishing, 1994), Contemporary American Folk Art: A Collector's Guide (New York: Abbeville, 1996), and The Saint Makers: Contemporary Santeras y Santeros (Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Publishing, 1998).
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Chuck and Jan Rosenak, 1998-1999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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:
Folk artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Art  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs  Search this
Artists -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Santeros  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Photographs
Interviews
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, circa 1938-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rosechuc
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Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9eebe4f0f-a4bf-441f-91a1-f8182d84d06e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosechuc
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Chuck and Jan Rosenak, 1998 December 10

Interviewee:
Rosenak, Chuck, 1927-  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza, 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Museum of American Folk Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Chuck and Jan Rosenak, 1998 December 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Art  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs  Search this
Santeros  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12137
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216567
AAA_collcode_rosena98
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216567
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