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Writings: "What is This Thing Called Soaring", US Air Service

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1931-11
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
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Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 3: General materials of Hattie Meyers Junkin
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27555f373-0faa-4727-be16-7a2237173799
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref130
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Ruth Bowman papers

Creator:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Names:
American Association of Museums  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Canadian Museums Association  Search this
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
KUSC (Radio station : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Long Beach Museum of Art  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Bengelsdorf, Rosalind, 1916-1979  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Burkhardt, Hans Gustav, 1904-1994  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Ferren, John, 1905-1970  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Levine, Les, 1935-  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
MacDonald, Duncan (Broadcaster)  Search this
Mason, Alice Trumbull, 1904-1971  Search this
McNeil, George, 1908-1995  Search this
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005  Search this
Wilfred, Thomas, 1889-1968  Search this
Extent:
26.7 Linear feet
21.99 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scripts (documents)
Date:
1936-2006
bulk 1963-1999
Summary:
The papers of art historian and museum educator Ruth Bowman are dated 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999, and measure 26.7 linear feet and 21.99 GB. Professional correspondence and subject files document Bowman's relationships with colleagues and reflect her interests, activities including curatorial work, and accomplishments as a museum educator. Writings and related research materials include her thesis,"Thomas Pollock Anshutz, 1851-1912" (M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1971), and unfinished projects. Also found are interviews conducted by Bowman with a wide range of individuals for a variety of purposes.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and museum educator Ruth Bowman are dated 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999, and measure 26.7 linear feet and 21.99 GB. Professional correspondence and subject files document Bowman's relationships with colleagues and reflect her interests, activities including curatorial work, and accomplishments as a museum educator. Writing and related research materials include her thesis, "Thomas Pollock Anshutz, 1851-1912" (M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1971), and unfinished projects. Also found are interviews conducted by Bowman with a wide range of individuals for a variety of purposes.

Biographical materials consist of certificates, resumes, and a few photographs of Ruth Bowman. Correspondence concerns Bowman's professional activities and interests. Among the most frequent correspondents are: American Association of Museums, Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art.

Writings by Ruth Bowman, published and unpublished, include a thesis and articles about Thomas Pollock Anshutz, catalogs for American Federation of Arts and The Newark Museum exhibitions, lectures, as well as articles about museum education and visual arts programs. Research relates to her writings about Anshutz, and to unrealized projects concerning Anshutz, Cézanne, Eakins, Picasso, and other subjects. Also found are two brief writings about Bowman.

Subject files--general subjects, artists' files, Ruth Bowman activities, and "Sunrise Semester"--contain the majority of Bowman's professional correspondence along with printed material, writings, photographs, and sound recordings. Among the most thoroughly documented general subjects are: The Brooklyn Museum's Trustees Retreat, Canadian Museums Association, a 1981 Craft Symposium, International Network for the Arts, Long Beach Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Museum Directors' Forum", New York University Art Collection, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Council for the Arts. Artists' files are comprised mainly of printed material with a small amount of correspondence and some photographs. The Les Levine file consists of the first issue of Art-Rite featuring a brief article about Levine on its cover; Thomas Wilfred's file includes information about Lumia. Ruth Bowman activities include lectures, radio and television appearances, and participation in professional events. "Sunrise Semester," a collaboration between CBS television and New York University, offered early morning courses for college credit. Ruth Bowman was the instructor for "20th Century American Art," which is documented by general information, scripts, and sound recordings of all 46 classes.

Interviews conducted by Bowman are with English museum administrators and educators; people knowledgeable about a controversial proposal for an Annenberg Fine Arts Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; guests on KUSC radio shows "Sounds of Seeing" and "Live from Trump's"; and guests on the WNYC radio program "Views on Art." Interviews with miscellaneous individuals include Josef Albers, Hans Burkhardt, Carl Holty, Isamu Noguchi, and Helen Farr Sloan. Bowman interviewed a dozen American abstract artists, including Ilya Bolotowsky, Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne, Burgoyne Diller, John Ferren, Carl Holty, Harry Holtzman, Ibram Lassaw, Jacques Lipchitz, Alice Mason, George McNeil, George L. K. Morris, and Ad Reinhardt for a thesis on the subject, but eventually wrote on a different topic. Two interviews with Bowman were conducted by Duncan MacDonald and an unidentified interviewer.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1964-1984 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1963-1996 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Related Research, 1942-1999 (Boxes 1-3; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1936-2006 (Boxes 3-12, 26; 9.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Interviews, 1963-1989 (Boxes 12-25; 9.2 linear feet, ER01-ER70; 21.99 GB)
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Bowman (b. 1923) is an art historian and museum educator who worked in New York City and Los Angeles. She is known for her interest in using new communications technology for museum education, discovering Arshile Gorky's long forgotten murals at Newark Airport, and expertise in the work of Thomas Anshutz.

A graduate of Bryn Mawr College (B.A. 1944), where she had studied art history and classical archaeology, Ruth Bowman began a museum career in New York as an assistant curator at the Jewish Museum in the early 1960s. From 1963-1974 Ruth Bowman served as curator of the York University Art Collection and was involved in its transition to the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center. Bowman wrote her master's thesis on Philadelphia artist Thomas Pollock Anshutz and received a degree from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in 1971. During this same period, she was a staff lecturer at The Museum of Modern Art and taught art history in divisions of New York University. She was the instructor for a "Sunrise Semester" 20th century American art course broadcast nationally on CBS.

In 1974 Bowman and her family moved to California and she began an association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as Director of Education. She attended summer courses in arts administration at Harvard University (1975) and similar training provided by the British Arts Council (1976). She taught at University of California Santa Barbara, as well as at California State University at Fullerton and Long Beach. Bowman was active in the Council of the American Association of Museums (vice president), the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles (vice president), and has served as a consultant to several museums and a corporate collection.

Ruth Bowman with her friend Harry Kahn (1916-1999) developed a collection of self-portraits by 20th century American artists, which she donated to the National Portrait Gallery in 2002. Mrs. Bowman is the widow of R. Wallace Bowman and currently resides in New York City.
Provenance:
Donated by Ruth Bowman in 2004.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
Research material including correspondence, writings and notes, photographs, and printed material on Cezanne, Thomas Eakins, and Picasso: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Ruth Bowman. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art, American -- 20th century  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scripts (documents)
Citation:
Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bowmruth2
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Ruth Bowman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9199b569d-b2ba-4750-a774-41b9a20f8264
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bowmruth2
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Oversized Subject File Material regarding Gorky Murals at Newark Airport from Box 5, Folder 1

Collection Creator:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1979
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
Research material including correspondence, writings and notes, photographs, and printed material on Cezanne, Thomas Eakins, and Picasso: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Ruth Bowman. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ruth Bowman papers
Ruth Bowman papers / Series 4: Subject Files / General Subjects
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9055cbed2-0034-4b53-a32f-bb876eb7d38a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bowmruth2-ref969

Frances V. O'Connor, Washington, D.C. letter to Audrey McMahon, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
McMahon, Audrey, 1890-1981  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1968 Dec. 11
Citation:
Francis V. O'Connor. Frances V. O'Connor, Washington, D.C. letter to Audrey McMahon, New York, N.Y., 1968 Dec. 11. Audrey McMahon papers, 1935-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New deal art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11883
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Audrey McMahon papers, 1935-1980
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11883
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Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 112, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1965
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.4: Museum Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9346d6141-01bc-4c47-a715-04bae25a18a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref11825
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New Jersey, The Williamsburg Housing and Newark Airport Projects by Burgoyne Diller

Collection Creator:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Container:
Reel 5289, Frame 1361-1362
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
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:
Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Holger Cahill papers / Series 3: Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project / 3.4: Administration of the State WPA/FAP
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw964fd8c57-e866-4e7c-a2c0-84e3a2108f0b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cahiholg-ref400

Gorky, Arshile, My Murals for the Newark Airport: An Interpretation

Collection Creator:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Container:
Reel 5292, Frame 0154-0158
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1937
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
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:
Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Holger Cahill papers
Holger Cahill papers / Series 4: Writings, Lectures and Speeches / 4.5: Typescripts For Art For The Millions
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98abbfb8c-c0aa-4861-9874-e19ea76a5226
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cahiholg-ref959

Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project Files

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (Box 20, OV 27)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1979
Scope and Contents note:
Some of Holger Cahill's files relating to his work as director of the Federal Art Project (FAP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) remained with Dorothy Miller, including a series of essays written primarily by FAP artists which Cahill intended to publish, but had not before his death in 1960. This series contains both Cahill's files and Miller's files relating to subsequent FAP research efforts by others. There are two folders of correspondence and other material concerning Miller's work with art historian Francis O'Connor in collecting, organizing, and editing the FAP artist essays that Cahill had saved and which were ultimately published as Art for the Millions: Essays from the 1930s by Artists and Administrators of the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1975). In the mid-1960s Miller began donating Cahill's FAP records to the Archives of American Art and scattered correspondence related to this disposition can be found here.

Miller also worked with the Newark Museum in 1978-1979 on the exhibition Murals Without Walls which celebrated the recovery of two large panels of Arshile Gorky's "lost" murals painted for the Newark Airport in 1936-1937 under the FAP. There are files of Miller's correspondence with the museum about the project wherein she provided information about the Gorky murals from Cahill's FAP files.

Additional files document inquiries relating to poster artists and referrals that Miller made to the Office of War Information Graphics Division following the closure of the FAP; an exhibition The Thirties: Reaction to a Crisis held at the Lowe Art Center in April 1974; and a folder of five copies of letters from Holger Cahill to artist Mitchell Siporin. There is also a folder containing copies of a text written by Miller for an exhibition she organized and was circulated by the Museum of Modern Art entitled The U.S. Government Art Projects: Some Distinguished Alumni.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.milldoro, Series 9
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Dorothy C. Miller papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90ed259d5-5f3a-4961-8fdc-33e9b061c811
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-milldoro-ref665

Hughes H-1 Racer

Manufacturer:
Hughes Aircraft Co.  Search this
Model:
Hughes Aircraft Co.  Search this
Dimensions:
length: 339 in, wingspan: 396 in as displayed
Other: 381in. (967.8cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of the Summa Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19750840000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Aerobatic Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e06dc4f1-0d70-4b10-b01d-ef40330f4f3f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19750840000

Murals without walls : Arshile Gorky's aviation murals rediscovered / Ruth Bowman, guest curator

Author:
Gorky, Arshile 1904-1948  Search this
Bowman, Ruth 1923-  Search this
Newark Museum Association  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile 1904-1948  Search this
Newark Airport  Search this
Physical description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New Jersey
Newark
Date:
1978
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Aeronautics in art  Search this
Call number:
ND237.G66 M97
N40.1.G66 M9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_646465

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 Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Stephen Stempler papers relating to Arshile Gorky murals, 1977

Creator:
Stempler, Stephen  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.J.)  Search this
Place:
Newark Airport
Citation:
Stephen Stempler papers relating to Arshile Gorky murals, 1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey -- Newark  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10281
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213465
AAA_collcode_stemstep
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213465

Murals without walls [videorecording] / WNET/Thirteen; director, Alfred Broderick; producer, Elizabeth Davis; artistic consultant, Ruth Bowman, 1979

Creator:
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Bowman, Ruth  Search this
Broderick, Alfred  Search this
Davis, Elizabeth  Search this
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Place:
Newark Airport
Citation:
Murals without walls [videorecording] / WNET/Thirteen; director, Alfred Broderick; producer, Elizabeth Davis; artistic consultant, Ruth Bowman, 1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey -- Newark  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21876
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214566
AAA_collcode_wnettelv
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214566

Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999

Creator:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Subject:
Lassaw, Ibram  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Burkhardt, Hans Gustav  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Bengelsdorf, Rosalind  Search this
Holty, Carl  Search this
Ferren, John  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Diller, Burgoyne  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Morris, George L. K.  Search this
McNeil, George  Search this
Mason, Alice Trumbull  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Levine, Les  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock  Search this
MacDonald, Duncan (Broadcaster)  Search this
Wilfred, Thomas  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
New York University  Search this
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
KUSC (Radio station : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
Long Beach Museum of Art  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
American Association of Museums  Search this
Canadian Museums Association  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scripts (documents)
Citation:
Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art, American -- 20th century  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11586
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249278
AAA_collcode_bowmruth2
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_249278
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Arshile Gorky working on Activities on the field

Creator:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1936
Citation:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division. Arshile Gorky working on Activities on the field, 1936. Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Murals  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3043
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3043
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Medal, Newark Airport

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Unknown Clear Synthetic Coating
Dimensions:
3-D: 0.3 × 3.2cm (1/8 × 1 1/4 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19640454000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9686d2a78-9d43-443a-b43a-287da617bb69
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19640454000
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Medal, Newark Airport

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Protective Coating
Gold Plating
Solder
Dimensions:
3-D: 3.2 × 1 × 4cm (1 1/4 × 3/8 × 1 9/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Katherine M. Smart
Inventory Number:
A19710693095
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98306c1a0-81b2-441f-b5e3-abcb517731f7
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edanmdm:nasm_A19710693095
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Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Departing Newark Airport with Zuni Fetishes

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, 17 Jun 1880 - 21 Dec 1964  Search this
Sitter:
Gertrude Stein, 3 Feb 1874 - 27 Jul 1946  Search this
Alice Babette Toklas, 30 Apr 1877 - 7 Mar 1967  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Sheet: 24.8 x 15.2cm (9 3/4 x 6")
Mat: 50.8 x 40.6cm (20 x 16")
Frame (CJM): 47.3 x 37.1cm (18 5/8 x 14 5/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
November 7, 1934
Topic:
Vehicle\Airplane  Search this
Exterior\Airfield  Search this
Alice Babette Toklas: Female  Search this
Alice Babette Toklas: Literature\Writer  Search this
Alice Babette Toklas: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Female  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Patron of the arts  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Literature\Writer\Librettist  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Visual Arts\Art collector  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Boatwright Memorial Library, University of Richmond
Object number:
EXH.GS.101
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm468ef6e26-27ba-43e8-81e1-5644a2ba6c5d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.GS.101

Booklet, "Flight and the World of Tomorrow"

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
April 1, 1938
Scope and Contents:
"FLIGHT AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW"; oversized brochure, 17 pages, issued April 1, 1938, as a prospectus advertising the Aviation Pavilion of the 1939 New York World's Fair. Includes decorative maps showing the location of the fairgrounds in the New York metropolitan area (highlighting local airports) and the location of the pavilion within the fairgrounds. Pavilion details include architectural model, floorplan, and artist conceptions of exhibit spaces and lounge [pages 10-15]. Detailed layout of the North Beach Airport (then under construction) [page 16], and map showing location of North Beach, Holmes, Flushing, Floyd Bennett, and Newark Airports, as well as Pan American Airways Air Base at Port Washington [page 17].
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.J, Item NASM-9A00815
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National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J1: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Date / 1939 New York, NY, World's Fair / J1-1939-670-OS: 1939 New York, NY, World's Fair [Oversized]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2a653aacc-56db-4375-ade4-3b102d1fbe14
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref7272

William John Eck: First Pan American Airlines Transatlantic Flight Scrapbook

Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 scrapbook)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Azores
New York, New York
Date:
June 12, 1939, through April 22, 1940
bulk June 28, 1939, through July 4, 1939
Summary:
This collection consists of a scrapbook, "To Europe By Air," assembled by railroad executive William J. Eck to document his trip June 28 to July 4, 1939, on Pan American Airways' (PAA) first transatlantic passenger flight on the Boeing Model 314 Clipper "Dixie Clipper" flying boat and containing information on its crew, passengers, and ports of call.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a scrapbook, "To Europe By Air," assembled by William J. Eck to document his trip on Pan American Airways' (PAA) first transatlantic passenger flight, and containing information on the Boeing Model 314 Clipper "Dixie Clipper" (r/n NC-18605) flying boat and its crew, passengers, and ports of call. The scrapbook is particularly rich in ephemera, with many illustrations trimmed from brochures used to embellish the black paper album pages. Contents include ephemera from the Pennsylvania Railroad (on which Eck started and ended his trip from his home in Washington, D. C.), Pan American Airways (PAA), Air France, Hotel Aviz (Lisbon), Splendide Hotel (Marseille), Hotel Plaza-Athenée (Paris), and various tourist sites; photographs; telegrams; greeting cards; maps; menus; post cards; postage stamps; a first day cover; newspaper clippings (predominantly in English, but also in Portuguese and French); PAA receipts and press releases; copy photographs of Eck's PAA tickets, ticket folder, and baggage claim check; photographs of commemorative cigarette cases presented to Eck and PAA pilot R. O. D. Sullivan; and clippings and ephemera relating fellow passengers' stories: Russell Sabor, James McVittie (who continued on to Chicago immediately after landing in New York on the return trip), Gwladys Whitney (Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney), Anne Lyon Haight (Mrs. Sherman Post Haight, who also flew aboard the Clipper that inaugurated the mail route between North and South America in 1931). Also included is a transcript of interviews with the passengers recorded on board the "Dixie Clipper" during the eastbound flight: Russell Sabor, William J. Eck, Mrs. Sherman Haight, Captain Torkild Rieber, Clara Adams, C. V. Whitney, Mrs. Juan Trippe, Mr. and Mrs. Graham B. Grosvenor, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. McDonnell, Roger Lapham, James McVittie, and Louis Gimbel; and on the westbound flight: J. Carroll Cone (Manager of the Atlantic Division of Pan American Airways Company).
Arrangement:
The scrapbook is arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
William John Eck (1876-1957) graduated from Iowa State University in 1895 with a degree in electrical engineering and went to work in the telephone industry. In 1898, at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Eck joined the United States Army and was sent to the Philippines; after a year Eck transferred to the U.S. Quartermaster Department and spent his next three years at sea, eventually making a trip around the world. After leaving the Army, Eck switched to the railroad business, joining the Southern Railway in 1905. Over time, travel—particularly air travel—became a serious hobby for Eck, and by the early 1930s, he had become a pioneer passenger on several early airline routes. In 1931, after chatting to Pan American Airways (PAA) pilots on a flight to Santiago, Chile, Eck contacted PAA to apply for a ticket on PAA's first transatlantic passenger flight, whenever that might occur. Eight years later, Eck was delighted to be contacted by PAA with the news that he had been designated Passenger No. 1 on the historic flight, departing Port Washington, New York, on Wednesday, June 28, 1939, aboard the Boeing Model 314 "Dixie Clipper." The flight, carrying 22 passengers, was made via Horta, Azores, with an overnight stay at Lisbon, Portugal, on June 29, finishing at Marseille, France, on June 30. Eck continued on to Paris via a land-based Air France flight. Eck and many of the outbound passengers were also on the return flight of the "Dixie Clipper," departing Marseilles on Sunday, July 2, and following the same route to return to New York on Tuesday, July 4, 1939. At the time of the flight Eck, a resident of Washington, D. C., was Assistant to the Vice President, Southern Railway Company. The newspapers noted that Eck, a widower who had recently married his second wife, Emily Magdalene Kleb, three months earlier on March 20, 1939, was unable to take her along on the flight as he had only the single ticket bought well before their marriage.
Provenance:
Unknown gift, circa 1940-1967.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Pan American World Airways, Inc. -- Memorabilia  Search this
Boeing Model 314 Clipper Family  Search this
Citation:
William John Eck: First Pan American Airlines Transatlantic Flight Scrapbook, Acc. XXXX.0309, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0309
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg276801559-b0ea-42f8-9efb-5075f149e4a9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0309
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