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file stand for telegraph messages

Maker:
Western Union Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in x 7 in; 53.975 cm x 24.13 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
File, Message
office file
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331101
Accession number:
294351
294351
Catalog number:
331101
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-1c2b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_890542

file stand for telegraph messages

Measurements:
overall: 21 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in x 7 in; 53.975 cm x 24.13 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Message Rack
office file
Other Terms:
Message Rack; Telegraphy
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331102
Accession number:
294351
Collector/donor number:
100-413
Catalog number:
331102
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-325a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713646

Ulu, Type III

Collector:
Dr. Ales F. Hrdlicka  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Ales F. Hrdlicka  Search this
Site Name:
Uyak/ Our Point  Search this
Maximum Length - Ulu:
16.4 cm
Maximum Width - Ulu:
15.3 cm
Maximum Thickness - Ulu:
0.76 cm
Weight - Ulu:
450.6 g
Culture:
Eskimo  Search this
Object Type:
Ulu
Place:
Kodiak Island, Kodiak Quad / Kodiak Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
3 Dec 1932
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
119325
USNM Number:
A365469-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35f549440-21d5-4daa-b704-72ad19f84222
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8942229

Club

Collector:
Dr. Ales F. Hrdlicka  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Ales F. Hrdlicka  Search this
Site Name:
Uyak/ Our Point  Search this
Maximum Length - Club:
36.5 cm
Weight - Club:
759.7 g
Maximum Diameter - Club:
5 cm
Culture:
Eskimo  Search this
Object Type:
Club
Place:
Kodiak Island, Kodiak Quad / Kodiak Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
3 Dec 1932
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
119325
USNM Number:
A365474-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a694c4e8-2f97-47f9-bb34-8c15a1a3b81a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8942230

Ulu, Type I

Collector:
Dr. Ales F. Hrdlicka  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Ales F. Hrdlicka  Search this
Site Name:
Uyak/ Our Point  Search this
Maximum Length - Ulu:
12.37 cm
Maximum Width - Ulu:
10.2 cm
Maximum Thickness - Ulu:
0.48 cm
Weight - Ulu:
79.7 g
Culture:
Eskimo  Search this
Object Type:
Ulu
Place:
Kodiak Island, Kodiak Quad / Kodiak Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
29 Jan 1935
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
128956
USNM Number:
A377748-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3752c5b4c-fcce-4f79-a8f3-24be1f331ef0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8942297

Russian Double Eagle Insignia, Cast and Mold

Collector:
Herbert W. Krieger  Search this
M. Watkins  Search this
Donor Name:
Herbert W. Krieger  Search this
Site Name:
Lower Memaloose Island  Search this
Culture:
Wasco  Search this
Wishram  Search this
Object Type:
Cast
Place:
Wasco County, Oregon, United States, North America
Accession Date:
23 Aug 1935
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
135869
USNM Number:
A420307-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34b8bc198-b70a-4f4e-adab-ee7f8b3143e7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8548756

Photographic prints

Creator:
Mc Donald  Search this
Extent:
23 Items (sepia prints )
Culture:
Kiowa  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Oto  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Partially identified as Cherokee, Oto, Kiowa, Comanche, etc., but with no original identifications and no source information except "bought from McDonald, April, 1900."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4793
Local Note:
Prints found in A & I photo lab, and copy negatives made for all, 1966; see Negative Numbers 55,838-55860. See listing of these and other copy negatives previously catalogued as having come from "McDonald," filed in office files.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Otoe  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4793, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4793
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw341cdc898-4be0-41d4-9ef8-9d5019692178
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4793

Darien Expedition Photographs

Photographer:
O' Sullivan, Timothy H.  Search this
Moran, John  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Names:
Hayden Survey  Search this
United States Darien Exploring Expedition (1870)  Search this
United States Darien Exploring Expedition (1871 and 1873)  Search this
Extent:
40 Mounted prints
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Place:
Great Britain -- Salisbury -- Blackmore Museum
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contains: Photos relating to the Darien Expedition [1870, 1871, 1873] (28 prints); by W, H. Jackson on the Hayden Survey [1870's] (5 prints); and by others (6 prints).
Catalog Number 4801: (1)-(28) [South America] Description and photographer: Ethnographic views (houses, people, artifacts) and scenery of Panama and/or Colombia, including the following localities: Cartagena, Colombia; Chipigania, Cupica Bay; Inquisition; Limon River and Limon Bay; Pinogana; Santa Maria del Real, Darien; Turbo, Colombia. See copy negatives of two other subjects from this series: South America 45,889-J, -K.
Catalog Number 4801: Historical: By William H. Jackson, Hayden Survey, date not recorded [1870's]. "Views in the Rocky Mountains" (29) "Fremont's Peak (3o) "Teton Range and Jackson's Lake" (31) "Wind River Peak." "Scenery of the Yellowstone National Park:" (32) "Great Falls of the Yellostone" (33) "Falls on Left Fork of Gardiner's River" None of these photographs were reproduced in either Clarence S. Jackson, Picture Maker of the Old West: Wm. H. Jackson, New York, 1947; or Wm. H. Jackson, Time Exposure: The Autobiography of Wm. H. Jackson, New York, 1940. Historical: (34)-(36) Views of unidentified shoreline with sailing vessels. No date. (1 duplication.) (37)-(38) History of Anthropology Anthropological exhibits at the Blackmore Museum, Salisbury, England, 1868. Copy Negatives 56,327-56,328. (39) A young boy, possibly Indian. Bust. By H. Ulke, Washington, D. C.
Biographical / Historical:
Panama and Colombia views were photographed on the "Darien Expedition, Comd'r. Selfridge Comd'g." See "Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain the Practicability of a Ship-Canal between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by way of the Isthmus of Darien," by Thomas Oliver Selfridge, 42nd Cong. 3rd Sess. House of Representatives Misc. Doc. No. 113, Washington, D. C., 1874. Three expeditions: 1870 (T. H. O'Sullivan, photographer); 1871 (John Moran, photographer); 1873 (photographer not recorded). Numbers (9), (13), (17) and (18) are reproduced as lithographs in Selfridge, 1874, opposite pages 6, 40, 76 and 54.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4801
Local Note:
Filed: Original Prints, Oversize.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Colombia  Search this
Panama  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4801, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4801
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a5273581-f45b-400e-8b6c-2b385cb40738
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4801

Century Magazine letters

Topic:
Century illustrated monthly magazine
St. Nicholas magazine
Scribner's magazine
Names:
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Benjamin, S. G. W. (Samuel Greene Wheeler), 1837-1914  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Coleman, Charles Caryl, 1840-1928  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Coxe, R. Cleveland (Reginald Cleveland), 1855-  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892  Search this
Cross, Henry H., 1837-1918  Search this
Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Drake, Alexander, 1843-1916  Search this
Eaton, Wyatt, 1849-1896  Search this
Edwards, George Wharton, 1859-1950  Search this
Elwell, F. Edwin (Frank Edwin), 1858-1922  Search this
Fay, Gaston  Search this
Fenn, Harry, 1838-1911  Search this
Foote, Mary Hallock, 1847-1938  Search this
Fraser, William Lewis, 1841-1905  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
French, Frank, 1850-1933  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924  Search this
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Hoeber, Arthur, 1854-1915  Search this
Inness, George, 1854-1926  Search this
Jaccaci, Augusto Floriano, 1857-1930  Search this
Keller, Arthur Ignatius, 1866-1924  Search this
Kemble, E. W. (Edward Windsor), 1861-1933  Search this
La Farge, C. Grant (Christopher Grant), 1862-1938  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lamb, Charles R. (Charles Rollinson), 1860-1942  Search this
Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale), 1870-1947  Search this
Mather, Frank Jewett, 1868-1953  Search this
Mechlin, Leila, 1874-1949  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926  Search this
Morse, Edward Lind, 1857-1923  Search this
Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962  Search this
Nourse, Elizabeth, 1859-1938  Search this
Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953  Search this
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Partridge, William Ordway, 1861-1930  Search this
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 1855-1936  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Poore, Henry Rankin, 1859-1940  Search this
Remington, Eva Caten, d. 1918  Search this
Reuterdahl, Henry, 1871-1925  Search this
Robinson, Boardman, 1876-1952  Search this
Sandham, Henry, 1842-1910  Search this
Smith, DeCost, 1864-1939  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935  Search this
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Stillman, William James, 1828-1901  Search this
Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Thayer, Gerald Handerson, 1883-1939  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Van Dyke, John Charles, 1856-1932  Search this
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948  Search this
Extent:
3 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1870-1918
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence of the Century Magazine and its predecessors, Scribner's Monthly, and St. Nicholas Magazine. Also included is material related to the Century War Series.
Among the correspondents are: Cecilia Beaux, James C. Beckwith, Samuel G. W. Benjamin, William M. Chase, William A. Coffin, Timothy Cole (98 letters), Charles C. Coleman, Royal Cortissoz, Kenyon Cox, Reginald C. Coxe, Christopher P. Cranch, Henry H. Cross, Frederick S. Dellenbaugh, Thomas W. Dewing, Alexander W. Drake, Wyatt Eaton, George W. Edwards, Frank E. Elwell, Gaston Fay, Harry Fenn, Mary H. Foote, William L. Fraser, Charles L. Freer, Daniel C. French, Frank French, Isabella S. Gardner, Jay Hambidge, Charles H. Hart, Arthur Hoeber, George Inness, Jr., August F. Jaccaci, Arthur I. Keller, Edward W. Kemble, Knoedler M. & Company, Christopher G. La Farge, John La Farge, Charles R. Lamb, Florence N. Levy, Frank J. Mather, Leila Mechlin, Gari Melchers, Francis D. Millet, Thomas Moran, Edward L. Morse, Hobart Nichols, Elizabeth Nourse, Thornton Oakley, Violet Oakley, Maxfield Parrish, William O. Partridge, Elizabeth R. Pennell (83 letters & 55p. handwritten article), Joseph Pennell, Henry R. Poore, Eva A. Remington, Henry Reuterdahl, Boardman Robinson, Henry Sandham, DeCost Smith, Jessie W. Smith, Albert E. Sterner, Alfred Stieglitz, William J. Stillman (ca. 95 letters), Lorado Taft, Henry O. Tanner, Abbott H. Thayer, Gerald H. Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, John C. Van Dyke, Douglas Volk, Irving R. Wiles, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
A quarterly publication on the arts and current affairs.
Other Title:
Century Company collection (NYPL microfilm title)
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Identifier:
AAA.centillu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c967619e-89f7-4e90-87ce-4707084fbae7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-centillu

Goupil & Cie. gallery correspondence

Creator:
Goupil & Cie  Search this
Extent:
123 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1867-1884
Scope and Contents:
Letters, mostly from French artists, regarding their paintings, many of which are to be shown at an exhibit at the Palais de Champs Elysées organized by the staff of Goupil & Cie.
Biographical / Historical:
Paris, France. Firm succeeded by Knoedler and Company.
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- France
Identifier:
AAA.goupciec
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dd025b36-a9de-495c-9c67-95d20c1d9ed3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goupciec

Historical American Records Survey portrait survey records

Creator:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
4.4 Linear feet ((on 12 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1935-1942
Scope and Contents:
Records documenting activities of the Survey to inventory portraits in America done before 1860 in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Included are research documents; correspondence; interoffice memoranda; survey manuals; press releases; clippings; photographs of works of art; short biographies of sitters and artists; ca. 15,000 of the original survey cards; first drafts of checklists and catalogs; and lists of portraits received too late to be included in the final version of the catalog.
Biographical / Historical:
The Historical Records Survey (HRS) had its origins in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Civil Works Administration. In 1935 it came under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration Federal Writers' Project and eventually was designated as an independent program under Federal Project No. One. The projects, ideally suited for white collar workers, employed individuals to survey, classify and collect historical records. One program of the HRS was to document American portraits (sculpture, prints and paintings) done before 1860.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by the Massachusetts State Library, A. Hunter Rineer, State Librarian, Boston, Mass., 1977.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Portraits, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Function:
Programs (organizations)
Agencies
Identifier:
AAA.histreco
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9844891dc-b6be-458e-a11c-61a52a792bbb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-histreco

Unsorted Office Files and Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Holly Solomon Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 80, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1990s
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is access restricted. Use requires written permission. Financial and Legal Records (Series 8) are closed to researchers until they can be processed to a more detailed level. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Holly Solomon Gallery records, circa 1948-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Holly Solomon Gallery records
Holly Solomon Gallery records / Series 6: Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98bd074cb-d2fb-4a2a-a8e1-12738cdb8f73
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hollsolg-ref912

Unsorted Office Files and Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Holly Solomon Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 81, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1990s
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is access restricted. Use requires written permission. Financial and Legal Records (Series 8) are closed to researchers until they can be processed to a more detailed level. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Holly Solomon Gallery records, circa 1948-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Holly Solomon Gallery records
Holly Solomon Gallery records / Series 6: Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9003ccaf9-97ac-48de-a92c-676531690649
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hollsolg-ref913

Robert Rauschenberg: Drawings

Collection Creator:
Dwan Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965 April 13
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material housed in OV6, OV8
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:
Dwan Gallery records, 1959-circa 1982, bulk 1959-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Dwan Gallery records
Dwan Gallery records / Series 1: Los Angeles Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9917c7a7a-6f1f-4079-819a-4b8ea6cfa413
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-dwangall-ref73
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Fine Arts Federation of New York records

Creator:
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Extent:
15.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1895-2005
Summary:
The records of the Fine Arts Federation of New York, a consortium of New York City arts and architecture organizations, measure 15.2 linear feet and date from 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002. The Federation's activities on behalf of the interests of the constituent organizations and the greater community are documented through officers' files, correspondence, administrative records, scattered printed materials, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Fine Arts Federation of New York, a consortium of New York City arts and architecture organizations, measure 15.2 linear feet and date from 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002. The Federation's activities on behalf of the interests of the constituent organizations and the greater community are documented through officers' files, correspondence, administrative records, scattered printed materials, and scrapbooks.

The records do not span the entire history of the F.A.F.; records prior to 1935 are few and scattered. Generally, the records document the activities of those officers' who served terms from the mid-20th century to the end of the century, and who maintained and donated their files to the Archives of American Art.

Presidents' Files contain scattered correspondence of F.A.F. presidents from 1935-early 1950s, and the files maintained or collated during presidental tenures from the 1970s and the 1990s-2000s. Secretaries' Files contain scattered records of various F.A.F. secretaries from the 1930s-early 1950s, and the files maintained or collated during particular secretaries' tenures from 1952-late 1970s and the early 2000s. Records in both series contain a variety of materials including administrative records, correspondence, meetings records, and subject files. Treasurers' Files include correspondence, two financial ledgers, lists of membership dues, and tax-related materials from 1915-1967.

The bulk of the Correspondence Series ranges from the 1930s-1960s and contains correspondence from constituent societies, special committees, and standing committees, as well as some miscellaneous chronological correspondence. Administrative Records include records related to the F.A.F. constitution and by-laws; meeting minutes and ancillary records; and project files from the late 1980s. Printed Materials include scattered announcements, catalogs, clippings, and pamphlets from the late 20th century to 2000s. Folders containing various types of records with little discernable order, a mélange of correspondence, drafts, meeting minutes, mimeographs, notes, reports, scattered clippings, transcriptions, and other documents, the bulk from the mid-1930s-1950s, comprise the Miscellaneous Series. There are also two photo scrapbooks documenting two separate events held in 1995.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Presidents' Files, 1935-2002 (Boxes 1-3; 2.9 linear feet)

Series 2: Secretaries' Files, 1900-2002 (Boxes 3-9; 5.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Treasurers' Files, 1915-1967 (Box 9; 0.75 linear feet)

Series 4: Correspondence, circa 1914-2004, bulk 1930s-1967 (Boxes 9-12; 2.75 linear feet)

Series 5: Administrative Records, 1895, 1897, 1935-2005 (Boxes 12-14; 1.9 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1971-2005 (Box 14; 6 folders)

Series 7: Miscellaneous, 1914-1966, bulk mid-1930s-1950s (Boxes 14-15; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1995 (Box 16; 2 folders)
Historical Note:
The Fine Arts Federation of New York was established in 1895 "to ensure united action by the Art Societies of New York in all matters affecting their common interests; and to foster and protect the artistic interests of the community."

A consortium of New York City arts and architecture organizations, the F.A.F. has been responsible for saving historic buildings, promoting the arts, and providing a vision of the city's architectural future. The F.A.F. also provided delegate nominations to the New York City mayor for the Art Commission, a panel of architects and artists who reviewed proposed development to public property.

Presidents and other officers of the F.A.F. included Joseph H. Freedlander (1935-1937), A. F. Brinckerhoff (1937-1939), James C. Mackenzie (1940-1941), Wheeler William (1943, 1946-1948), Howard Greenley (Vice President, 1943-1944), Charles Downing Lay (Acting President, 1945), Richard Bach (1948-1950), Harvey Stevenson (1950-1951?), Giorgio Cavaglieri (1971-1974; 2001-2002), Margot Gayle (1974-1977), Nanne Wollmann (1992?-1994?), Roy Gussow (1996?-1997), and Lorrie Goulet (1997-2001), among others.

For many years in the mid-20th century, the Fine Arts Federation was located in the Architectural League of New York building on East 40th Street.
Related Material:
Additional records related to the Fine Arts Federation of New York are found in the Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974.
Separated Material:
The Fine Arts Federation loaned materials to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1970 which are available on microfilm reel N70/16 and by interlibrary loan. These materials were not included in later donations and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid. They include correspondence with or related to the Municipal Art Society, mostly about the nomination of delegates to the F.A.F. and appointments to the New York City Art Commission and the mayor's Panel of Architects, 1961-1967; annual and semi-annual meeting reports for 1961-1965, and 1967; and an address by J. Roy Carroll, president of the American Institute of Architects, to the officers and board of the F.A.F., November 1963, concerning the artists-architect's role in society.
Provenance:
The Fine Arts Federation loaned materials for microfilming in 1968 and 1970; these same records were later donated, along with multiple accretions from 1978-2007 by former officers of the F.A.F., including Minor Bishop, Giorgio Cavaglieri, Margot Gayle, Lorrie Goulet, Katherine Thayer Hobson, Henriette Nathan, and Nanne Wollmann.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and electronic records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Arts administrators  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Fine Arts Federation of New York, 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fineafny
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Fine Arts Federation of New York records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9eb5c0016-fa0e-4179-a9a2-6aa2e229372e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fineafny

Architectural League of New York records

Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Names:
American Institute of Architects  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934  Search this
Extent:
114.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Annual reports
Photographs
Minutes
Lantern slides
Date:
1880s-1974
Summary:
The records of the Architectural League of New York measure 114.9 linear feet and date from 1880s-1974 (bulk 1927-1968). The League's mission "to advance the art of architecture" is documented through administrative and business records, committee records and officers' files, exhibition files, records of functions and events, correspondence, publicity files, photographs, lantern slides, and 16 scrapbooks.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Architectural League of New York measure 114.9 linear feet and date from 1880s-1974 (bulk 1927-1968). The League's mission "to advance the art of architecture" is documented through administrative and business records, committee records and officers' files, exhibition files, records of functions and events, correspondence, publicity files, photographs, lantern slides, and scrapbooks.

League records prior to 1927 are limited in the collection and are mostly found among Administrative Files. The administrative files include a nearly complete collection of annual reports from 1889-1932 and various meetings minutes from 1889 through the mid-20th century. Also found is a history of the League written by founding member Cass Gilbert, documentation of the changes of the League Constitution and By-Laws during the first half of the 20th century, and other administrative records.

Over a third of the collection are records from committees, including voluminous records of the Executive Committee, Current Work Committee, House Committee, Finance Committee, Membership Committee, and Scholarships and Special Awards Committee. In addition, there are scattered records for minor committees. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, election ballots, financial records, membership records, documents related to awarding scholarships and awards, and other administrative and organizational committee records. Found is the original 1889 agreement between the Architectural League, the Art Students League, and the Society of American Artists to build the American Fine Arts Society building. Throughout the collection, but especially in the Membership Committee subseries, the records provide a glimpse into the struggles the League faced during the Depression through World War II to maintain dues-paying members.

Officers' Files includes collated records of the League Executive Secretary and Secretary, as well as correspondence of the League President and Treasurer. Materials found here are not comprehensive; similar materials can be found throughout the collection.

Financial records such as bank statements, correspondence, and ledgers; insurance correspondence and policies; and legal correspondence, are found in the Business Records series. This series does not include records prior to 1926.

Exhibition files provide detailed documentation of the exhibitions sponsored by, or held at, the League primarily from the 1930s to the early 1970s. Records related to the League Annual Exhibition, the National Gold Medal Exhibitions, and the 1939 World's Fair in New York are found here, as well as exhibition files arranged chronologically by exhibition date and miscellaneous administrative files. Materials include administrative files, applications, correspondence, printed materials, publicity files, and other records related to organizing and managing exhibitions. The files of the Exhibition Committee are also found here.

Other series which document activities held by, or held at, the League include Functions and Events series and Publicity Files series. Found is correspondence, printed materials, press releases, schedules, and other administrative documents created in organizing events such as dinners, lectures, receptions, balls, and outings. The Records of Other Organizations includes records relating to organizations that had business with the League, often regarding events, meetings, and exhibitions held at the League. Represented here are some records of the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) and the National Sculpture Society (N.S.S.).

Correspondence includes miscellaneous correspondence arranged alphabetically by subject or name, and collated correspondence arranged chronologically. Most of the chronological correspondence appears to be Secretaries' files. The materials in the Miscellaneous series seem to have been separated from their original files, or were never filed properly. Therefore, materials and contents are similar to those found in other series, such as correspondence, administrative records, some financial records, and handwritten notes.

Black and white photographs, a handful of colored photographs, nearly 350 lantern slides, and negatives of exhibitions, buildings, events, and portraits are found in the Photographic Materials series.

Sixteen scrapbooks include eight scrapbooks of clippings from 1880s-1960s, and seven scrapbooks of notices and printed materials from 1925-1930. Also found is a scrapbook of signatures of event attendees, a clippings scrapbook compiled by Hamilton M. Wright, and a scrapbook of the Archeological Institute of America.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 12 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1889-1969 (Boxes 1-10, OV 116; 9.7 linear feet)

Series 2: Committee Records, 1887-1974 (Boxes 10-54, 110, 114, OV 116; 44.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Officers' Files, 1900, 1923-1970 (Boxes 54-58; 3.9 linear feet)

Series 4: Business Records, circa 1926-1972 (Boxes 58-62, BVs 129-144; 7.35 linear feet)

Series 5: Exhibitions, 1887-1972, bulk 1930s-1960s (Boxes 62-83, 111, OVs 117-119; 21.85 linear feet)

Series 6: Functions and Events, 1909, 1931-1973 (Boxes 84-93, OV 120; 9.35 linear feet)

Series 7: Publicity Files, 1922-1972 (Boxes 93-95, 111; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 8: Records Relating to Organizations, 1908-1968, bulk 1930s-1960s (Boxes 95-101; 6.1 linear feet)

Series 9: Correspondence, 1929-1970 (Boxes 101-103, OV 120; 1.85 linear feet)

Series 10: Miscellaneous, circa 1936-1968 (Boxes 103-104; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 11: Photographic Materials, 1896-1960s (Boxes 105-108, 112, OVs 121-128; 4.3 linear feet)

Series 12: Scrapbooks, 1880s-1960s (Boxes 108-109, 113-115, BVs 145-148; 2.2 linear feet)

There are frequently similar and related materials in multiple series, as is indicated in the series' descriptions. The records may originally have been arranged by file owner (committees, secretary, etc.), then by League season (roughly May - April). Most series include a handful of folders in which the original folder title indicates the file owner and League season (i.e. Secretary 1938-1939).
Historical Note:
Modeling the organization's name after the Art Students League of New York, the Architectural League of New York was founded in New York City in 1881 by a group of architects who wished to gather and discuss architecture and its relationship to the arts. The group elected D.W. Willard as the first President of the League and they began gathering regularly to discuss and critique each other's sketches and hold competitions. The organization grew quickly and soon the League rented a room in a building on 14th Street between University Place and Fifth Avenue.

However, by the mid-1880s the founders and more active League members left New York, and membership began to falter. The League was reorganized in 1886, expanding membership beyond professional architects, and incorporated in 1888 with 166 members. In 1889, the League joined with the Art Students League of New York and the Society of American Artists to form the American Fine Arts Society. Thus, in 1892 the three organizations were able to erect a building at 215 West 57th Street where the League remained until 1927 when it moved to 115 East 40th Street.

The League was run by the Executive Committee and its officers, elected every two years. The beginning of each League season kicked off with an annual dinner in the spring. The League also formed numerous committees to organize activities and manage administrative tasks. Noteworthy committees include the Current Work Committee, House Committee, Finance Committee, Exhibition Committee, Membership Committee, and Scholarships and Special Awards Committee.

The League's interdisciplinary approach to architecture and the arts was expressed through sponsored forums and discussions with architects and artists. From the League's beginning, the Current Work Committee was established to organize educational forums for members. Recognition of achievement was awarded by an Annual Exhibition from the late 1880s until 1938. In 1950, the League began awarding the annual National Gold Medal Exhibition in various fields, including landscape architecture, engineering, and sculpture. Additionally, the League awarded numerous other scholarships each year. Architects, artists, and arts-related organizations could also rent space in the League building to hold meetings, discussions, and exhibitions.

The League admitted its first female member in 1934. Notable members of the League included Arnold W. Brunner (President, 1903-1905), Cass Gilbert (President, 1913-1915), Philip Johnson, Robert A.M. Stern, and Russell Sturgis (President, 1889-1893).

The Architectural League of New York continues to provide educational opportunities and scholarships to students and professionals.

Background information was gathered from a written history of the League by Cass Gilbert found in this collection and the Architectural League of New York website (http://archleague.org/category/archive/history-archive/).
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are several collections that contain Architectural League of New York records. The American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993, include a significant amount of League records related to national awards programs and lantern slides from the "New Horizons in America" lecture series.
Provenance:
The Architectural League of New York records were donated in several installments from 1967-1980 by the Architectural League of New York.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Annual reports
Photographs
Minutes
Lantern slides
Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.archleag
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Architectural League of New York records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a5b8a23f-5566-4bf5-ae3c-c89920c27dad
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-archleag
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Officers' Files

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Extent:
3.9 Linear feet (Boxes 54-58)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1900, 1923-1970
Scope and Contents:
Officers' Files includes collated records of the League Executive Secretary and Secretary, as well as correspondence of the League President and Treasurer. Materials found here are not comprehensive; similar materials can be found throughout the collection.
Arrangement note:
The series is arranged as 3 subseries:

3.1: Secretaries' Files, 1900, 1935-1967

3.2: Presidents' Correspondence, 1926-1970

3.3: Treasurers' Correspondence, 1923-1970
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:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.archleag, Series 3
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Architectural League of New York records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97cdbb176-3bda-4454-9ec3-4e77c58e5ef5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref1271

Secretaries' Files

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1900, 1935-1967
Scope and Contents note:
The Secretaries' files include a mix of the elected League Secretary's files and the files of the Executive Secretary (presumably a paid and unelected position). The majority of the Executive Secretaries' files belong to long-time secretary, Lucile A. Pedrick. Materials are primarily correspondence, as well as meeting minutes, notes, memos, and other scattered administrative records. Additional Executive Secretary files are found throughout the collection typically labeled as "Secretary [Year Range]."

Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
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:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.archleag, Subseries 3.1
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 3: Officers' Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9974e308d-085e-4a7e-9505-45763ec1ae03
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref1272

Catherine Sleeper's File

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 54, Folder 62
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1955
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:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 3: Officers' Files / 3.1: Secretaries' Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e6724167-c1b5-4918-a7c0-2467eb202d11
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref1273

Copies of Misc. Letters of Which Exec. Sec. Anna Clarke Has Copies

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 54, Folder 63
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1953
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:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 3: Officers' Files / 3.1: Secretaries' Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93afa0755-5320-4455-b487-e5e3b687b825
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref1274

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