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Trust, Risk, and Public History: A View from the United States

Author:
Gardner, James B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2010
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_100572

Publication, "History of United States Navy Airships Since World War II," Commander Fleet Airship Wing One

Collection Creator:
Vaeth, J. Gordon (Joseph Gordon), 1921-2012  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Circa 1960
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
Collection Citation:
J. Gordon Vaeth Collection, NASM.1994.0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Gordon Vaeth Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2bc98311d-8f1f-4d4e-b5ff-ebb71193981a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0011-ref532

Footsteps from North Brentwood Sound Bites

Creator:
North Brentwood Historical Society (North Brentwood, Md.)  Search this
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture  Search this
Howard University  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Brentwood A.M.E. Zion Church (North Brentwood, Md.)  Search this
First Baptist Church (North Brentwood, Md.)  Search this
North Brentwood Elementary School (North Brentwood, Md.)  Search this
Beverly, Lillian K.  Search this
Dock, Arthur J.  Search this
Fitzhugh, Marion Patricia Hawkins  Search this
Fleming, Elsie Johnson  Search this
Green, Delores  Search this
Hobbs, Addison  Search this
Hodge, Thelma  Search this
Jennings, Georgia  Search this
Palmer, William  Search this
Randall, Henry  Search this
Randall, Peter  Search this
Thomas, James Curtis  Search this
Thomas, William Hammond  Search this
Vaden, Lillie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
North Brentwood Historical Society (North Brentwood, Md.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
Segregation  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
North Brentwood (Md.)
Prince George's County (Md.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1993
Scope and Contents:
Former and present residents of North Brentwood speak about growing up and raising their families in North Brentwood. They discuss education, schools, churches, family histories, incorporation of the town, desegregation, and community as a family. They reminiscence about a time when the area was rural, everyone knew everyone, and neighbors disciplined each other's children.
Interview clips. Part of Footsteps from North Brentwood Audiovisual Records. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition, Footsteps from North Brentwood, included an oral, pictorial and artifact collection of life in North Brentwood from the 1900s to 1930. It was developed by the North Brentwood Historical Society and the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Museum; and on display at the Anacostia Museum from April 1996 through December 1996, North Brentwood Community Center from February 1997 through May 1997, and Lowe House of Delegates in Annapolis, Maryland from June 1997 through December 1997. The exhibition used pictures, documents, and artifacts to document the history of the first black incorporated town in Prince George's County. The oral histories describe North Brentwood's social history as told by 23 families who were either residents or descendants of residents who lived there during the 1920 U.S. Manuscript Census; they were collected by students in Dr. Elizabeth-Clark Lewis' public history class at Howard University between November 10, 1993 and November 29, 1993.
General:
Title created by ACMA staff from transcription on physical asset and title of related exhibition.
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
African American churches  Search this
African American families  Search this
Education  Search this
Schools  Search this
Social history  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Footsteps from North Brentwood Sound Bites, Exhibition Records AV03-019, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-019, Item ACMA AV000925
See more items in:
Footsteps from North Brentwood exhibition records
Footsteps from North Brentwood exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-019: Footsteps from North Brentwood audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7bdc5d604-16f0-4f7d-a1e0-59a5e0dfb46b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-019-ref696

Slavery in the age of memory engaging the past Ana Lucia Araujo

Author:
Araujo, Ana Lucia  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 243 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2021
Topic:
Slavery  Search this
Slave trade  Search this
Memory--Social aspects  Search this
Society  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153658

Servant of God: How a 1960s magazine addressed gay men’s spiritual needs

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 06 May 2022 13:28:52 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_2ef2abb7a113a1272c6c913597b8301f

[Roland Park]: Hedera (English ivy), variety helix

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black-and-white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Roland Park (Baltimore, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Date:
1916
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Sidewalks  Search this
Roads, Earth  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Streets  Search this
Piers  Search this
Finials  Search this
Houses  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MD038001
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Maryland / MD038: Baltimore -- Roland Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb651007ba4-9836-4fa9-9a16-3ecbb6db952b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8433
Online Media:

Anne Valk Papers

Creator:
Valk, Anne M., 1964-  Search this
Names:
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Extent:
3.75 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Culture:
African American women  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oral histories (document genres)
Newsletters
Audio cassettes
Correspondence
Newspapers
Date:
bulk 1964-1997
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Anne Valk— a specialist in oral history, public history, and the social history of the 20th-century United States measure 3.75 linear feet and date from 1964 to 1997. The collection contains oral history interviews and documents acquired or created by Dr. Valk during her extensive research of key figures in D.C. community activism for her book, Radical Sisters: Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington D.C. (University of Illinois Press, 2010).

Research files and ephemera from the following people, organizations, and publications are represented in the collection: Josephine Butler (DC Statehood Party; Adams Morgan Organization), Etta Horn (Southeast Neighborhood House's Band of Angels; National Welfare Rights Organization), Dorothy Burlage (Southeast Neighborhood House), Betty Garman (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Judy Richardson (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Bernice Reagon (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Marcia Sprinkle (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Juanita Weaver (Quest), LaValleJones (Rape Crisis Center), Loretta Ross (Rape Crisis Center, National Black United Front, National Organization of Women), Peggy Cleveland (The Bridge), Joan Biren (DC Women's Liberation Movement), Cathy Wilkerson (SDS, Weather Underground), Tina Smith (SNCC), Off Our Backs newspaper, and Congress Of Racial Equality (CORE), among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Anne Valk (1964- ) is a specialist in oral history, public history, and the social history of the 20th-century United States. Dr. Valk received a M.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a PhD in history from Duke University in 1996. Professor Valk has written extensively in the areas of women's history, history of feminism, and oral history. She teaches public history at the Graduate Center at City University of New York (CUNY) and is the director of the Center for Media and Learning/American Social History Project.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Anne Valk papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Feminism  Search this
Activism  Search this
Women  Search this
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Housing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Newsletters -- 1960-1970
Audio cassettes -- 20th century
Correspondence
Newspapers
Citation:
Anne Valk papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Dr. Anne Valk.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-114
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7e83e8566-9fba-41a4-989a-58300f2e2900
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-114

Website Records

Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the History Film Forum website as it existed on January 24, 2018. The History Film Forum, presented by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Endowment for the Humanities, annually explores history on the screen and the state of film as public history through analysis of narrative film, documentaries, television shows, and internet videos. The website, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution, provides information about the Forum and associated events. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Special events  Search this
Historical films  Search this
Motion pictures and history  Search this
History in motion pictures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-107, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-107
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-107

Broadway ballyhoo : the American theater in posters, photographs, magazines, caricatures, and programs / Mary C. Henderson

Author:
Henderson, Mary C. 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
184 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
Topic:
Theater--History  Search this
Theatrical posters, American  Search this
Arts publicity--History  Search this
Call number:
PN2226.H46 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_379401

Surveyors of empire Samuel Holland, J.W.F. Des Barres, and the making of the Atlantic Neptune Stephen J. Hornsby ; with cartography by Hope Stege

Author:
Hornsby, Stephen J (Stephen John) 1956-  Search this
Cartographer:
Stege, Hope  Search this
Subject:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W (Joseph Frederick Wallet) 1729-1824 Atlantic Neptune  Search this
Des Barres, Joseph F  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 269 pages illustrations (some color), color maps, color portraits 26 cm
Type:
Books
Maps
Place:
Atlantic coast (North America)
Great Britain
Atlantique, Côte de l' (Amérique du Nord)
Grande-Bretagne
Atlantic Coast (North America)
North America
Atlantic Coast
Atlantikküste
Großbritannien
Nordamerika
Atlantischer Ozean
Date:
2011
Topic:
Nautical charts  Search this
Cartographers  Search this
Cartes nautiques  Search this
Atlantique, Côte de l'(Amérique du Nord)vCartes  Search this
Cartographes  Search this
Forschungsreise  Search this
Imperialismus  Search this
Kartografie  Search this
Seekarte  Search this
Kartographie  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115216

The Organization of American Historians and the writing and teaching of American history / edited by Richard S. Kirkendall

Author:
Kirkendall, Richard Stewart 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Organization of American Historians History  Search this
Mississippi Valley Historical Association History  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xii, 373 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
©2011
Topic:
Curriculum planning--History  Search this
Education--Curricula--History  Search this
HISTORY--State & Local--General  Search this
Curriculum planning  Search this
Education--Curricula  Search this
Historiography  Search this
Education  Search this
History  Search this
Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
E172.O74 O74 2011 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1149960

The Oxford handbook of Asian American history / edited by David K. Yoo and Eiichiro Azuma

Editor:
Yoo, David  Search this
Azuma, Eiichiro  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xv, 524 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Date:
2016
Topic:
Asian Americans--History  Search this
Asian Americans  Search this
Call number:
E184.A75 O94 2016 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1152393

The Oxford handbook of food history / edited by Jeffrey M. Pilcher

Title:
Food history
Author:
Pilcher, Jeffrey M. 1965-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xxviii, 508 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Date:
2012
Topic:
Food--History  Search this
Food--Social aspects--History  Search this
Food--History--Social aspects  Search this
Food--history  Search this
Social Sciences  Search this
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena  Search this
Food and Beverages  Search this
Investigative Techniques  Search this
Behavioral Sciences  Search this
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena  Search this
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment  Search this
Physiological Phenomena  Search this
Technology, Industry, Agriculture  Search this
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities  Search this
Phenomena and Processes  Search this
Psychiatry and Psychology  Search this
Diet  Search this
Food  Search this
Diet--history  Search this
Sociology  Search this
Food--Social aspects  Search this
Lebensmittel  Search this
Nahrung  Search this
Mat--historia  Search this
Mat--sociala aspekter  Search this
Livsmedel  Search this
Health & Biological Sciences  Search this
Diet & Clinical Nutrition  Search this
Call number:
TX353 .O94 2012 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1152801

Insectes recueillis en Afrique et en Amérique dans les royaumes d'Oware et de Benin, á Saint-Dominique et dans les États-Unis, pendant les années 1786-1797 par A.-M.-F.-J. Palisot de Beauvois

Author:
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambrose-Marie-François-Joseph 1752-1820  Search this
Editor:
Audinet Serville M (Jean Guillaume),) 1775-1858  Search this
Engraver:
Canu, Jean Dominique Etienne 1768-  Search this
Forestier, Charles Aimé 1789-  Search this
Lambert  Search this
Lépine  Search this
Robert  Search this
Talbeaux, E.,  Search this
Illustrator:
Prêtre, Jean Gabriel  Search this
Printer of plates:
Imprimerie de Langlois  Search this
Physical description:
2 unnumbered pages, xvi, 296 pages, 90 leaves of plates in various foliations illustrations 44 cm
Type:
Classification
Pictorial works
Identification
Field guides
Place:
Africa, French-speaking West
Haiti
United States
French-speaking Western Africa
Date:
1805
1821
Topic:
Insects  Search this
Insects--Identification  Search this
Call number:
QL474 .P35 1805
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1048666

The Public historian

Author:
University of California, Santa Barbara Graduate Program in Public Historical Studies  Search this
Physical description:
24 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1978
Topic:
History  Search this
Social history  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
D1 .P976
AP1 .P98
D1.P976
AP1.P98
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_117255

University, court, and slave : pro-slavery academic thought and southern jurisprudence, 1831-1861 / Alfred L. Brophy

Author:
Brophy, Alfred L.  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xxvi, 373 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Southern States
Date:
2016
19th century
Topic:
Slavery--Law and legislation--History  Search this
Jurisprudence--History  Search this
LAW--Constitutional  Search this
LAW--Public  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Jurisprudence  Search this
Slavery--Law and legislation  Search this
Call number:
KF4545.S5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1150713

Reshaping Women's History Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians

Author:
Chaudhuri, Nupur  Search this
Author:
Gallagher, Julie A  Search this
Winslow, Barbara  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (207 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
Topic:
Women's studies  Search this
Women--History--Study and teaching  Search this
Women historians  Search this
Call number:
HQ1181.U5 R47 2018 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Non-linear
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1147356

The Oxford handbook of public history / edited by James B. Gardner and Paula Hamilton

Editor:
Gardner, James B. 1950-  Search this
Hamilton, Paula 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
2017
Topic:
Public history  Search this
Call number:
D16.163 .O94 2017 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1152545

Joseph Henry's Letter to Thaddeus Lowe (May 28, 1861)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Subject:
Lowe, T. S. C (Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt) 1832-1913  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 7w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
May 28, 1861
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Ballooning  Search this
Funding  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Letters  Search this
Expenditures, Public  Search this
Aerial reconnaissance, American  Search this
History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-0034 and SIA2012-0035
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13056

Emily Hall Tremaine papers

Creator:
Tremaine, Emily Hall, 1908-1987  Search this
Names:
Wadsworth Atheneum  Search this
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Von Romberg, Maximillian (Baron)  Search this
Extent:
8.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1890-2004
Summary:
The papers of art collector Emily Hall Tremaine measure 8.9 linear feet, date from circa 1890 to 2004, and document the development of Tremaine's seminal collection of modernist, pop, and contemporary art. The papers comprise biographical material including a sound recording, personal correspondence, art collection files, artist files, exhibition loan files including a video recording, and reproduction request files. Also found are two scrapbooks documenting Tremaine's first marriage to Baron Maximilian von Romberg; and photographs of Tremaine, her family and friends, and works of art from her collection.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art collector Emily Hall Tremaine measure 8.9 linear feet, date from circa 1890 to 2004, and document the development of Tremaine's seminal collection of modernist, pop, and contemporary art. The papers comprise biographical material including a sound recording, personal correspondence, art collection files, artist files, exhibition loan files including a video recording, and reproduction request files. Also found are two scrapbooks documenting Tremaine's first marriage to Baron Maximilian von Romberg; and photographs of Tremaine, her family and friends, and works of art from her collection.

Biographical material relates to the Hall, von Romberg, and Tremaine families, and includes a sound recording about the Tremaine family. Correspondence is with family members, including Tremaine's three husbands, her mother, and her sister Elizabeth, and includes Christmas cards with reproductions of artwork from Tremaine's collection.

Art collection files include inventory binders and document the purchase dates, prices, market value, and provenance of artwork purchased by the Tremaines. Artist files provide further detail on works by individual artists, and track the purchase, sale, trade, loan, and donation of many of those works. Of note is extensive documentation of the provenance, restoration, and sale of Piet Mondrian's Victory Boogie Woogie which was sold in 1988.

Exhibition loan files document loans from the Tremaine collection for exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Records of a 1984 Wadsworth Atheneum exhibition of artwork from the Tremaine collection include a video recording of a lecture by Philip Johnson. Requests for permission to reproduce images from the Tremaine collection document the extensive publication history of many of the works of art.

Two scrapbooks document the courtship and marriage of Emily Hall and Maximilian von Romberg and record von Romberg's passions for polo and aviation.

Photographic material primarily documents Tremaine's personal life, through portraits of Tremaine, her sister, and parents; wedding pictures from her marriage to von Romberg; photos of friends and members of Santa Barbara high society, including Clark Gable, Ruth and Walter Pidgeon, and Jeanne and Juan Reynal; and photos of the home Emily shared with von Romberg on the Brunninghausen Estate in Montecito, California. Two dismantled photograph albums include photos of artwork in the Tremaine collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eight series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1910-1980 (7 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1905-1985 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Art Collection Files, circa 1950-1985 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1, 9)

Series 4: Artist Files, 1936-2004 (4.6 linear feet; Boxes 2-6, 9)

Series 5: Exhibition Loan Files, 1960-2001 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 6-7)

Series 6: Reproduction Request Files, circa 1964-1989 (0.6 linear feet; Box 8)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1931-1937 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 9-10)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, circa 1890-1997 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 8, 10-11)
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector Emily Hall Tremaine (1908-1987) lived in New York City and Madison, Connecticut, and was known for having assembled one of the most noteworthy collections of post World War II art focused on modernist, pop, and contemporary artists.

Tremaine was born in Butte, Montana, to mining executive William Hubbard Hall and his wife, Elizabeth Smith Hall. Her first marriage to Baron Maximilian von Romberg was well publicized in the society pages of the time and ended with von Romberg's death in a plane accident in 1938. Tremaine's second marriage to sugar heir Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr., ended in divorce in 1940.

While Tremaine collected art in the 1930s, it was not until her 1945 marriage to industrial executive Burton Tremaine that she began acquiring works in earnest. Together, the Tremaines assembled a collection that initially focused on American and European modern artists and would eventually include emerging pop and contemporary art. Their first purchase was Piet Mondrian's unfinished painting, Victory Boogie Woogie, now owned by the Gemeentemuseum. The collection would eventually number over four hundred works of art and range from paintings by Picasso, Kandinsky, and Georges Braque to works by Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. While single pieces were sold, traded, or donated throughout Tremaine's active collecting years, the bulk of the collection was sold at auction in 1988 and 1991 to raise funds for the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Tremaine died from complications of emphysema in 1987.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Emily Hall Tremaine conducted by Paul Cummings, January 24, 1973.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2005 by Tremaine's step-grandson, Burton G. Tremaine III.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Collectors -- Connecticut  Search this
Collectors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Emily Hall Tremaine papers, circa 1890-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.trememil
See more items in:
Emily Hall Tremaine papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e24e4f17-ece1-4794-a312-e11aa6e0b047
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-trememil
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