Comprehensive index of Charles Lang Freer's library, mostly relating to art and Asian culture. Headings include authors, countries, and topical subjects. Sections include locations in Freer's original Detroit home; an index of all books transferred to the Smithsonian; a list of collections and collectors catalogues of American and Near and Far Eastern art; sales catalogues, and books in Chinese language.
Organized in the original manner by the creator.
FSA A.01 05.22
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
"Week of the Old West" at Galleries Lafayette, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce. With Fred Stevens (Grey Squirrel), Navajo Sand Painter; Mrs. Fred Stevens, Navajo weaver; Lauren Pahsatopah, Osage; Darrell Wildcat, Euchee-Pawnee; Blue Sky Eagle (Wilbert Edward) Hunt.
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.
The Wolf Robe Hunt Papers are open for research. Access to the Wolf Robe Hunt Papers requires an appointment.
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Project files primarily document Ross's collaborations with prominent artists to create tapestries of their paintings. She worked with artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Romare Bearden, Louise Nevelson, Milton Avery, and Stuart Davis to create designs and selected weavers to translate the artworks into tapestries. She also oversaw commissions and sales of these works to individuals, corporations, and museums. Project files may include correspondence, contracts, invoices, notes, photographs, yarn samples, and a few maquettes and cartoons. Also of note are extensive files regarding her collaborations with Kenneth Noland, with whom she had the longest working relationship of any artist. Included is documentation regarding the Native/Noland series. For this series Ross worked with Navajo weavers to create tapestries based on Noland's geometric paintings. Researchers should note that a few files document project collaborations that were never realized.
Other project files found here include a commissioned tapestry for Temple Emanu-El in collaboration with artist Mark Podwal, as well as commissions for Mazza Gallerie, Phoenix Civic Center, and Westinghouse Broadcasting Company. Documents include correspondence, invoices, agreements, photographs, and notes. Files regarding a Vesti Corporation mostly contain legal records and correspondence regarding Gloria Ross's role in the project.
This series is arranged as 2 subseries.
3.1: Artist Collaborations, 1960-1998
3.2: Other Projects, 1971-1997
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.