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President Gerald Ford letter to Pat Oliphant

Creator:
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006  Search this
Oliphant, Pat, 1935-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
199-?
Topic:
Cartoonists  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14941
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Susan Conway Gallery records, circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003, bulk 1987-2003
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14941
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Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. papers

Creator:
Biddle, Livingston, 1918-2002  Search this
Names:
Bryn Mawr College  Search this
Fordham University  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Alexander, Jane  Search this
Asawa, Ruth  Search this
Biddle, Catharina Baart, 1912-2005  Search this
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-  Search this
Davis, R. A.  Search this
Drexel, Katharine Mary, Saint, 1858-1955  Search this
Edwards, Bob, 1947-  Search this
Glenn, John, 1905-  Search this
Hammer, Armand, 1898-1990  Search this
Hanks, Nancy  Search this
Jessup, Peter, 1958-  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-  Search this
Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-  Search this
King, Susan  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Maxwell, Barb  Search this
Mondale, Walter F., 1928-  Search this
O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930-  Search this
Oliphant, Pat, 1935-  Search this
Pell, Claiborne, 1918-2009  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Rosenquist, James, 1933-  Search this
Rostropovich, Mstislav, 1927-2007  Search this
Schieffer, Bob  Search this
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005  Search this
Temple, Louann  Search this
Watson, Howard N.  Search this
Extent:
40.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Diaries
Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Date:
circa 1940-2002
Summary:
The papers of government arts administrator and novelist Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. (1918-2002) measure 40.2 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 2002. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, numerous files reflecting his work to establish the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), political committee files, personal legal records, printed materials, scrapbooks, and photographs. Throughout the collection are video and sound recordings.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of government arts administrator and novelist Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. (1918-2002) measure 40.2 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 2002. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, numerous files reflecting his work to establish the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), political committee files, personal legal records, printed materials, scrapbooks, and photographs. Throughout the collection are video and sound recordings.

Biographical materials consist of awards; diplomas; genealogy records; resumes; and files for Biddle's work at Fordham, his nomination for the National Medal of Arts award, and about his second wife Catharina Baart. Correspondence is with family, friends, and professional and political contacts such as Jane Alexander, President Jimmy Carter, Armand Hammer, Nancy Hanks, Edward Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Sandra Day O'Connor, Claiborne Pell, Robert Rauschenberg, Slava Rostropovich, and others.

Interviews with Biddle include transcripts, four sound recordings, and two video recordings of Biddle with R.A. Davis, Bob Edwards, Peter Jessup, Susan King, Bob Schieffer, and Louann Temple.

Among the writings are journals, articles, poetry, speech notes, manuscript drafts of Our Government and the Arts: A Perspective from the Inside and Sam Bentley's Island, one video recording of "Art/Work/USA" by Barbara Rose, and one sound recording of a film introduction entitled "The Eagle".

Files concerning the establishment and early years of the National Endowment of the Arts consist of correspondence; congressional briefing books, committee files, and reports; financial material; drafts of the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965; one sound reel titled "Swearing-In of L.L. Biddle, Jr.," and three video recordings. Additional files concerning Biddle's work for congressional committees and political campaigns include correspondence, meeting agendas and notes, and printed material concerning multiple arts organizations and the political campaigns for Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, and Claiborne Pell. Family and real estate records, a partnership agreement, and will are in personal legal records.

Printed materials include booklets, clippings, event invitations and programs, flyers, magazines and journals, and posters autographed by Jacob Lawrence, Fritz Scholder, and John Glenn. Additionally, one commercial sound cassette recordings of National Public Radio's program Performance Today is also found. Two mixed-media scrapbooks contain memorabilia from Biddle's professional life and international travel.

Photographs are of family, travel, and friends and colleagues at various events. Six video recordings are home movies of Bryn Mawr and documentaries about St. Katherine Drexel. Artwork in the form of pencil and watercolor sketches is by Ruth Asawa Lanier, Barb Maxwell, Pat Oliphant, James Rosenquist, and Howard N. Watson.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950-2002 (2.5 linear; Box 1-3, 41, OV 43)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1956-2001 (2 linear feet; Boxes 3-5)

Series 3: Interviews, 1978-2002 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 5-6)

Series 4: Writings, 1940-2002 (12 linear feet; Boxes 6-18)

Series 5: National Endowment for the Arts, 1964-2000 (10 linear feet; Boxes 18-27, 42)

Series 6: Committees and Political Campaigns, 1944-2001 (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 27-30)

Series 7: Personal Legal Records, 1952-1986 (1 linear foot; Boxes 30-31)

Series 8: Printed Materials, circa 1950-2000 (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 31-34, 41, OV 44)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1970-1998 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 34, 42)

Series 10: Photographs and Video Recordings, circa 1950-2002 (4.6 linear feet: Boxes 34-40, OV 44)

Series 11: Artwork, 1976-1989 (0.3 linear feet; Box 40, OV 44)
Biographical / Historical:
Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. (1918-2002) was a federal government arts administrator and novelist active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

Livingston L. Biddle was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1918 to a distinguished and wealthy family. He graduated from Princeton University in 1940. During World War II, Biddle volunteered as an ambulance driver in Africa for the American Field Services.

While working as a special assistant to Rhode Island Democratic Senator Claiborne Pell in the 1960s, Biddle drafted the legislation for the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965, which led to the creation of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) one year later. Biddle served as deputy chairman of the NEA from 1966 to 1967, as congressional liaison director in 1975, and as chairman from 1977 to 1981. In 1976, he served as director of the Congressional Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities.

Also a writer, Biddle wrote four novels, all set in Philadelphia, including Sam Bentley's Island published in 1961. From 1968 to 1970, he was a professor and chairman of Fordham University's arts division. Biddle also published a non-fiction book about his experiences establishing and working for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) titled Our Government and the Arts: A Perspective from the Inside in 1988.

Biddle married artist Catharina Baart in 1973 after his first wife, Cordelia Frances Fenton, died in 1972. Biddle died in Washington, D.C. in 2002.
Provenance:
The Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. papers were donated in 2013 by Thomas O'Callaghan, a close friend of Biddle's who inherited the papers.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Authors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Diaries
Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Citation:
Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. papers, circa 1940-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.biddlivi
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Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. papers
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Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-biddlivi

Susan Conway Gallery records

Creator:
Susan Conway Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Susan Conway Conservation Studio  Search this
Aho, Eric, 1966-  Search this
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Doyle, Mary Ellen, 1938-  Search this
Honeycutt, Brece  Search this
Merrill, Ross M.  Search this
Natzler, Gertrud  Search this
Natzler, Otto  Search this
Oliphant, Pat, 1935-  Search this
Scott, Sam  Search this
Sorel, Edward, 1929-  Search this
Extent:
23.9 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gigabytes
Photographs
Visitors' books
Date:
circa 1928, 1940s-2003
bulk 1987-2003
Summary:
The modern and contemporary art gallery records of the Susan Conway Gallery in Washington, D.C. measure 23.9 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from 1987-2003. Nearly half of the collection documents the gallery's work as the sole representative of artist and political cartoonist Pat Oliphant through administrative records, exhibition files, press clippings, and a handful of photographs. Also found in the collection are artists' files of other artists represented by the gallery, client files, administrative records, printed and digital materials, and the records of the Susan Conway Conservation Studio.
Scope and Contents:
The modern and contemporary art gallery records of the Susan Conway Gallery in Washington, D.C. measure 23.9 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from 1987-2003. Nearly half of the collection documents the gallery's work as the sole representative of artist and political cartoonist Pat Oliphant through administrative records, exhibition files, press clippings, and a handful of photographs. Also found in the collection are artists' files of other artists represented by the gallery, client files, administrative records, printed and digital materials, and the records of the Susan Conway Conservation Studio.

The exhibitions and sales of artwork by artists represented by the gallery are documented through biographies, correspondence, exhibition printed materials, newspaper clippings, notes, price lists, photographs and slides, sales invoices, and shipping records. Artists of interest include Eric Aho, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Dorothy Dehner, Mary Ellen Doyle, Brece Honeycutt, Ross M. Merrill, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Sam Scott and Edward Sorel. Sales records can also be found in Client Files, along with correspondence with individual clients and galleries, notes, and shipping records.

Nearly half of the collection documents the exhibitions, loans, promotion and sales of Patrick Oliphant's artwork. Materials found include contracts, correspondence with galleries, museums, and clients, exhibition printed materials, notes, scattered photographs, price lists, proposals, sales invoices, and shipping records. Much of the material relates to Oliphant's numerous traveling exhibitions, including "Oliphant: The New World Order in Drawing and Sculpture," "Oliphant's Presidents: 25 Years of Caricatures," and "Seven Presidents."

Administrative and Miscellaneous Records includes records related to the daily operation of the gallery space and promotion of the gallery, such as contracts, a guest book, documents created for Conway's public talks, scattered documentation regarding gifts of artwork, and other miscellaneous records.

The bulk of the printed materials are Susan Conway Gallery exhibition announcements. Also found are some catalogs, clippings and a brochure. The records of the Susan Conway Conservation Studio include condition reports, correspondence with clients, notes, and photographs and slides of artwork.

None of the gallery records of the Santa Fe location are included in this collection. The outlying dates of this collection include older photographs and a negative found in the Artists' Files.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Artists' Files, circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003 (7.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-8, 26, OV 27, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 2: Client Files, 1987-2003 (1.85 linear feet; Boxes 8-10, 26)

Series 3: Exhibition and Loan Files, 1987-2003 (0.85 linear feet; Boxes 10-11)

Series 4: Records Regarding Patrick Oliphant, 1976-2003 (11.5 linear feet; Boxes 11-22, 26, OV 27, ER02; 0.001 GB)

Series 5: Administrative and Miscellaneous Records, 1978-2003 (0.5 linear feet; Box 22)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1987-2002 (0.4 linear feet; Box 23, OV 27)

Series 7: Susan Conway Conservation Studio Records, before 1970s-1993 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 23-26)
Biographical / Historical:
The Susan Conway Gallery was founded by Susan Conway in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in 1987. In 1991, the gallery relocated in Georgetown to the Glackens House, former home of painter William Glackens. In 1998, Conway opened a second location in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Prior to opening the gallery, Conway ran her own fine arts conservation studio.

The gallery represents modern and contemporary artists including Eric Aho, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Dorothy Dehner, Mary Ellen Doyle, Brece Honeycutt, Ross M. Merrill, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Sam Scott and Edward Sorel. The gallery is also the sole fine arts representative of sculpture, painting, and drawings by Patrick Oliphant, a Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist.
Provenance:
The Susan Conway Gallery records were donated by Susan Conway in 2004 and 2007.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Susan Conway Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Visitors' books
Citation:
Susan Conway Gallery records, circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.susacong
See more items in:
Susan Conway Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-susacong
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An informal gathering / by Pat Oliphant

Title:
Oliphant : an informal gathering
Author:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_748019

Oliphant in Washington, Rigby in New York : two Australians loose in America

Title:
Oliphant Rigby
Subject:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Rigby, Paul  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
[1995]
Topic:
Exhibitions--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.O465 O45 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_601898

Oliphant's anthem : Pat Oliphant at the Library of Congress, April 2 through July 6, 1998

Author:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Library of Congress  Search this
Subject:
Oliphant, Pat Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
13 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
Topic:
Caricature in art--Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_623006

So that's where they came from / by Pat Oliphant

Author:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : chiefly ill. ; 19 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
1993-2001
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Editorial cartoons  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.O465x A1s 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_530833

Oliphant's presidents : twenty-five years of caricature / text by Wendy Wick Reaves ; foreword by Pat Oliphant ; introduction by Alan Fern

Author:
Reaves, Wendy Wick 1950-  Search this
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Art Services International  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Subject:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Caricatures and cartoons
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
1945-1989
1989-
Topic:
Presidents  Search this
American wit and humor, pictorial  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.O465 R2 1990
N40.1.O465R2 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389946

Four more years [by] Oliphant

Author:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. of illus. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1973
[1973]
1969-
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.O465 A1
N40.1.O465A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_34649

Oliphant : the new world order in drawing and sculpture, 1983-1993 / foreword and comments by Patrick Oliphant ; introduction by Austin Kiplinger ; exhibition organized and coordinated by Susan Conway Gallery in Washington, D.C

Title:
New world order in drawing and sculpture
Author:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Susan Conway Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
94 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Caricatures and cartoons
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
1985-1995
20th century
1981-1989
1989-1993
Topic:
World politics  Search this
American wit and humor, pictorial  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Call number:
NC1429.O43 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_970678

Seven presidents : the art of Oliphant : March 4, 1995 - June 4, 1995 / San Diego Museum of Art

Title:
Art of Oliphant
Author:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
San Diego Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
Topic:
Editorial cartoons  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_970679

Oliphant in Santa Fe

Author:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Susan Conway Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Caricatures and cartoons
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000
1993-2001
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
NC1429.O43 A4 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975956

Angelina Eberly, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Oliphant, Pat 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Eberly, Angelina  Search this
Medium:
Granite and limestone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Austin Art in Public Places Program 1110 Barton Springs Road, Suite 203, Dougherty Arts Center Austin Texas 78704
Located Public Works and Transportation Congress & 6th Streets West side of street between 6th & 7th Street Austin Texas
Date:
2004
Topic:
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
History--United States--Texas  Search this
Object--Weapon--Cannon  Search this
Control number:
IAS 67810014
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_367726

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