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Louise Allison Cort Collection

Former owner:
Cort, Louise Allison, 1944-  Search this
Extent:
4.14 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1968 - 2011
bulk 1971-1989
Content Description:
The collection contains materials related to Louise Cort's book "Shigaraki: Potters' Valley" (1979, 2000), concerning ceramics manufactured in the Shigaraki area of Japan. Primarily research-related, the collection includes her dissertation, research notes, index card files, originals and copies of source materials, drawings/sketches, and photographic materials (primarily black and white, some color; formats include prints, contact sheets, and negatives). Also included are post-publication materials, including royalty statements and related correspondence, clippings of reviews, correspondence, and other materials related to Cort's ongoing interest in Shigaraki.
Biographical / Historical:
Louise Allison Cort was born in 1944 in Philidelphia to parents John Shaw Cort Jr. and Mary Yunck Cort. Her interest in Asian ceramics began after traveling to Japan in 1961 as part of the American Field Service's high school exchange student program. She was particularly interested in the everyday wares used by her host mother. While in college, she took an intensive Japanese language course, and she traveled to Tokyo for further language study in graduate school. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Simmons College, with a minor in art history. Cort then received her graduate degree from Oxford University, studying Japanese art history. In March 1968, she traveled to Shigaraki for the first time, inspired by the Shigaraki ceramics she had seen in her visits to Japanese museums. She returned multiple times to research Shigaraki's history, ceramics, and modern life. For over three years (1976-1979), Cort lived in Kyoto while doing research for her book, Shigaraki, Potters' Valley. Later, she traveled to India for a year and a half (1979-1981) to research earthenware, resulting in the book Temple Potters of Puri (2012), coauthored with Purna Chandra Mishra. Those materials are held by the South Asian Institute archives of Heidelberg University, Germany, and film footage is in the Human Studies Film Archive, Smithsonian Institution. The archives of her research on present-day ceramics in mainland Southeast Asia between 1986 and 2018 in collaboration with Leedom Lefferts is held by the Yale University archive. 

From 1969 to 1976, she served as Assistant Curator of Oriental Art at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. She then served as an Associate for Research at the Fogg from 1978 to 1981. In 1981, she began her work at the Freer Gallery of Art as a Museum Specialist, serving in that role until 1989. From 1989 to 1994, she was Assistant Curator, and then moved to Associate Curator from 1994 to 1995. Cort then held the position of Curator of Ceramics from 1995 until her retirement in 2018. She remains curator emerita. As a scholar, her interests focused on historic and contemporary Asian ceramics, as well as other craft traditions. She published her first book "Shigaraki, Potters Valley" in 1979. Her book was reprinted in 2000. Cort has published numerous other articles and books relating to Japanese, Southeast Asian, and South Asian art. These include Temple Potters of Puri (with Purna Chandra Mishra) in 2012 and Chigusa and the Art of Tea (with Andrew Watsky) in 2014. She received the Koyama Fujio Memorial Prize and the Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar Award in 2012 for her contributions to research on Japanese ceramics.
Related Materials: Leedom Lefferts and Louise Allison Cort Archives:
Lefferts, Leedom and Louise A. Cort. "Leedom Lefferts and Louise Allison Cort Archives." Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. New Haven, CT: Archives at Yale. https://archives.yale.edu/repositories/15/resources/12290#
Citation:
Louise Allison Cort Collection. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A2021.01
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Louise Allison Cort Collection
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc305cabae6-94e7-4b4a-a3b7-d60159a3e64c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2021-01

MS 2372 Garrick Mallery Collection on Sign Language and Pictography

Creator:
Mallery, Garrick, 1831-1894  Search this
Extent:
41.29 Linear feet (22 boxes, 29 folders, 3 mounted drawings, and 3 rolled items)
Note:
Some materials, especially in series 3, are stored in the NAA artwork collection.
Culture:
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pictographs
Place:
Oceania
Date:
1849-1902
bulk 1870-1895
Summary:
Garrick Mallery (1831-1894) was an ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology who focused primarily on Native American sign language and pictography. This collection reflects Mallery's research interests and methods. Much of the collection is comprised of correspondence and notes relating to sign language and pictography and is organized chiefly by either the cultural or geographic region to which the material belongs. Bound volumes of several of his publications are included, along with annotated draft copies from collaborators. In the case of Mallery's work on pictography, the collection includes several oversize items including original works and reproductions.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains Garrick Mallery's research and writings as a BAE ethnologist and is largely comprised of correspondence and preparatory materials for publications on Native American sign language and pictography. The geographic scope of the material is chiefly the present-day United States and Canada, though other areas of the world are represented less comprehensively. Correspondence and research notes include verbal descriptions of signs, sometimes with illustrations included. Bound volumes of Mallery's publications are included, along with annotations from collaborators. In addition, this collection includes notecards, drawings, illustrations, photographs, articles, and art objects. Art objects (mostly oversize) deal chiefly with Dakota winter counts and other artifacts.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into 3 series: 1) Research Notes, undated; 2) Materials on Sign Language, 1843-1849, 1873-1894; 3) Materials on Pictographs and Petroglyphs, 1849-1902, undated
Biographical Note:
Garrick Mallery (1831-1894) was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and practiced law in Philadelphia from 1853 until the outbreak of the American Civil War. While serving in the army, he became interested in Native American sign language and pictography, perhaps while performing his duties in frontier areas. After retiring from the military in 1879, Mallery was appointed to the newly created Bureau of American Ethnology as one of its first ethnologists. In his work with the Bureau, Mallery pioneered the study of sign language and pictographs, examining them as a universal human phenomenon with a direct link to spoken language.

In his work, Mallery collected and examined sign language vocabulary from Native American groups throughout the U.S. and Canada and regularly solicited contributions from collaborators. He also related his findings to examples from the wider world, comparing the formation of Native American signs to those in other areas by hearing individuals and by the deaf. Mallery completed several publications on the topic throughout the 1880s, notably Introduction to the Study of Sign language Among the North American Indians (1880), A Collection of Gesture- Signs and Signals of the North American Indians (1880), and "Sign-language among North American Indians Compared with that Among other People and Deaf-mutes," which appeared in the BAE 1st Annual Report (1881).

While most widely known for his work with sign language, Mallery also undertook extensive research into Native American pictography. Like his work with sign language, he both conducted original research and solicited assistance from collaborators. He was especially interested in the representational images in Dakota winter counts and petroglyphs in the United States and throughout the world.

Sources Consulted

Fletcher, Robert. "Garrick Mallery, President of the Philosophical Society of Washington, in 1888." In Brief Memoirs of Colonel Garrick Mallery, U.S.A., Who Died October 24, 1894, 3-8. Washington: Judd & Detweiler, 1895.

Fletcher, Robert. "Colonel Garrick Mallery, U.S.A." American Anthropologist 8, no. 2 (1895): 79-80.

Chronology

1831 -- Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on April 25

1850 -- Graduates Yale College

1853 -- Earns LL. B. from the University of Pennsylvania Admitted to the Pennsylvania bar

1853-1861 -- Practices law in Philadelphia

1861 -- Enters the volunteer army of the United States

1862 -- Severely wounded in the battle of Peach Orchard, Virginia Captured and held prisoner at Libby prison in Richmond, Virginia

1866 -- Completes service with volunteer army of the United States Accepts commission in regular army of the United States

1870 -- Marries Helen W. Wyckoff

1879 -- Retires from the United States army due to disability Appointed to the Bureau of American Ethnology

1880 -- Publishes Introduction to the Study of Sign-Language Among the North American Indians as Illustrating the Gesture-Speech of Mankind and A Collection of Gesture-Signs and Signals of the North American Indians With Some Comparisons

1881 -- Publishes "Sign Language Among North American Indians, Compared with that Among Other Peoples and Deaf-Mutes"

1894 -- Dies after a short illness in Washington, D.C., on October 24
Related Materials:
See MS 2322 A collection of gesture-signs and signals of the North American Indians for more of Garrick Mallery's work on sign language.
Provenance:
MS 2372 was transferred from the Bureau of Ethnology Archives to the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology Archives with the merger of the BAE and the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History in 1965. The Smithsonian Office of Anthropology Archives was renamed the National Anthropological Archives in 1968.
Restrictions:
Manuscript 2372 is open for research.

Access to Manuscript 2372 requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sign language  Search this
Picture-writing  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pictographs
Citation:
Manuscript 2372, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2372
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MS 2372 Garrick Mallery Collection on Sign Language and Pictography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw367638eb8-dce6-4d4e-bea5-2204e49134ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2372
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Chevalier Jackson Papers

Creator:
Jackson, Chevalier, Dr., 1865-1958 (physician)  Search this
Names:
Jefferson Medical College.  Search this
Temple University.  Search this
University of Pennsylvania  Search this
University of Pittsburgh.  Search this
University of Western Pennsylvania.  Search this
Western Medical College.  Search this
Women's College of Pennsylvania.  Search this
Foster, Gilmore  Search this
Jackson, William Stanford  Search this
Mackenzie, Morell  Search this
Morage, Katherine Ann  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Legal documents
Clippings
Biographies
Autobiographies
Books
Photographs
Correspondence
Personal papers
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1883-1955
Summary:
Collection documents Chevalier Jackson, a physician and an American pioneer in the field of endoscopy.
Scope and Contents:
The Jackson papers include autobiographical notes, a draft of a brief biography for the National Cyclopedia of America Biography, some business papers among which are correspondence relating to a mill and to repairs to a dam, several legal papers including those concerned with real estate mortgages, and letters to and from Mrs. Jackson and household servants.

There are mementos such as dried flowers, family snapshots, final notes from Dr. Jackson to his wife, advising her of actions to be taken upon his death, and drafts of his obituary. There are a number of photographs, and negatives, primarily of Dr. Jackson.

The articles, reports and reprints are primarily by Dr. Jackson but include a few by or with his son and a few by other physicians. The papers include proofs and color proofs of equipment and procedures relating to Jackson publications and four books, one of which is by Dr. Jackson.

The material, most of which is relatively recent, is in good condition. Some of the notes are in pencil but are legible.

In addition to the papers in the Archives Center, the Division of Medical Sciences has a large number of surgical instruments including Dr. Jackson's bronchoscopes, esophagoscopes, laryngoscopes and microscopes, awards and medals, items of furniture from Dr. Jackson's study and oil paintings by him. The list of instruments is seven single-spaced pages. There are many Chevalier Jackson papers and memorabilia in the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, the Library and Museum of the College of Physicians, Philadelphia and the Library of Temple University.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into nine series.

Series 1: Personal Papers

Series 2: Correspondence

Series 3: Legal Papers (including mortgages)

Series 4: Newsclippings, Articles and Book Reviews

Series 5: Photographs

Series 6: Chronological Journal

Series 7: Reports and Reprints

Series 8: Illustrations and Proofs

Series 9: Books
Biographical / Historical:
Chevalier Jackson, a physician and an American pioneer in the field of endoscopy, was born November 14, 1865 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died August 16, 1958 in Philadelphia. His father, William Stanford Jackson, was a stock raiser and veterinarian. His mother was Katherine Ann Morage. Family financial reverses forced a move to Crafton, Pennsylvania, a working class community. Young Chevalier was not readily accepted by his classmates and seemed to have had a difficult time during his school years there. Money earned by decorating glass and pottery enabled Chevalier Jackson to attend the University of Western Pennsylvania (University of Pittsburgh) from 1878 to 1882. He then apprenticed himself to a local physician, Gilmore Foster. Continuing to paint china at night he earned enough to enroll at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1884, from which he graduated in 1886. During vacations he sold medical books and served as a cook on a fishing boat. Following his graduation from Jefferson Dr. Jackson went to England to pursue his interest in laryngology under a world-famous authority, Morell Mackenzie.

Upon his return to Pittsburgh, Dr. Jackson opened an office limited to the practice of laryngology. His patients were mostly indigent and income from the practice was limited. In 1890 he devised an instrument to remove a dental plate that a patient had swallowed. The news of this meant referral of other patients with similar problems that caused obstruction of the esophagus, including blockages in children from swallowing lye. From that time on Dr. Jackson carried on an unremitting campaign to have lye bottles labeled as poison, until in 1927 Congress passed the Federal Caustic Labeling Act.

On July 9, 1899, Chevalier Jackson and Alice Bennett White were married. They had one child, Chevalier Lawrence Jackson, who also became a surgeon. In the year of his marriage, Dr. Jackson developed a bronchoscope that could be passed through the larynx to visualize the bronchi. He became chief of laryngology at Western Medical College in 1900. In 1902 he adapted a suggestion of placing a light carrier at the far ends of the scopes used in bronchscopy and esophagoscopy, thus making those procedures relatively safe. He and a machinist friend built the instruments in the friend's shop in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Jackson developed tuberculosis in 1911. He spent the two years of convalescence writing an important text book, Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery, published in 1915, the year he was made head of the Department of Laryngology at Jefferson Medical College. Appointments at the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania followed, and his 1930 appointment to the faculty at Temple meant that Chevalier Jackson held simultaneous appointments at five Philadelphia schools. He later relinquished all appointments except the chair at Temple from which he retired in 1938 to be succeeded by his son, Chevalier Lawrence Jackson. From 1935 to 1941 Chevalier Jackson was president of the Women's College of Pennsylvania. An early advocate of equal rights, he championed the role of women in medicine.

During his noted career Dr. Jackson wrote 250 papers, twelve text books, chapters in a number of other books, and an autobiography (1938). He was somewhat eccentric. He protected his hands by wearing silk gloves, even in summer, turned doorknobs by placing his hand in his coat pocket, preferred bowing to shaking hands, and developed a reputation for social aloofness.
Materials at the National Museum of American History:
The Division of Medicine and Science has surgical instruments, awards, medals, furniture, and oil paintings owned by Chevalier Jackson. See accession numbers are 300428.338 through .343.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. Joan Bugbee (a granddaughter of Dr. Jackson), date unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but a portion of the collection is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Surgeons  Search this
Topic:
Laryngoscopy  Search this
Esophagus  Search this
Esophagoscopy  Search this
Endoscopy  Search this
Bronchoscopy  Search this
Physicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Legal documents
Clippings
Biographies
Autobiographies
Books
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Personal papers
Citation:
Chevalier Jackson Papers, 1883-1960, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0023
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Chevalier Jackson Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep871f2b21c-4046-40e6-a5e0-d03dcb692614
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0023
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Other Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 116
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1838-1962, n.d.
Scope and Contents note:
These folders contain non-Macbeth Gallery printed material including magazine and newspaper articles on a variety of artists as well as exhibition announcements and catalogs from other galleries, museums, and organizations including the American Water Color Society and the National Academy of Design.

One item of particular note is a bound catalog of the exhibition Ten American Painters held at the Durand-Ruel, Inc., in 1898. The catalog is signed by each of the ten painters represented in the exhibition.

Also of note among the art publications is a set of bound volumes of the pre-Civil War American art journal The Crayon. Published monthly in New York The Crayon was the first substantial periodical devoted entirely to the arts and is an indispensable resource for research on developments in the art world of the immediate pre-Civil War period. The volumes comprise an almost complete run of the journal which was published between 1855 and 1861. The Macbeth Gallery set dates from 1855 to 1859.

At the end of the series are two delightful pamphlets concerning Frederick Keppel's relationship with James MacNeill Whistler. The first was "privately printed and copyrighted by Frederick Keppel" in 1904 and entitled The Gentle Art of Resenting Injuries, some "unpublished correspondence addressed to the author of "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies." The second is entitled "One Day With Whistler," published by Keppel in 1908. The first booklet describes an altercation between Keppel and Whistler in the form of reprinted correspondence between the two men and Keppel's commentary on the incident which he describes as a "brilliant specimen of characteristic abusive Whistlerism." There are two copies of the pamphlet, which Keppel published in "very limited edition" solely for a few of his friends, one addressed to "To Robert W. Macbeth from his friend-the author," and another to William Macbeth. The second pamphlet further describes "Whistler's intercourse with me and mine with him."
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
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:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.macbgall, Subseries 4.2
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Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 4: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98d5b60a1-2259-4c4d-9b07-b43791de3030
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-macbgall-ref11423

フェノロサ手稿「日本絵画蒐集作品解説付総目録」: 復刻・翻刻・邦訳集成

Compiler:
Fenollosa, Ernest 1853-1908  Search this
Translator:
Yamaguchi, Seiichi  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 381 pages illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portrait 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2020
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
N7483.F43 F46 2020
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1158418

North American wild flowers / by Mary Vaux Walcott

Author:
Walcott, Mary Vaux 1860-1940  Search this
Physical description:
5 v., 400 leaves of plates in various foliations : chiefly col. ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
North America
Date:
1925
Topic:
Wild flowers  Search this
Botany  Search this
Call number:
QK112 .W3X
QK112 .W3X 1925b
QK112.W3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_30718

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 2

Maker:
Marvel Comics  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 7 in; 25.4 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
book
graphic novel
Date made:
2009
Subject:
Spider Man  Search this
Comics  Search this
Credit Line:
Nicholas Soultanakis
ID Number:
2014.3081.16
Nonaccession number:
2014.3081
Catalog number:
2014.3081.16
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b1-e94f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1692729

George Eaton Simpson photographs

Creator:
Simpson, George Eaton, 1904-1998  Search this
Photographer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
521 Prints (silver gelatin)
90 Negatives (photographic) (acetate)
70 Lantern slides
347 Negatives (photographic) (nitrate)
185 Color slides
4 Prints (Kodachrome color)
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Trinidadians  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Jamaicans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives (photographic)
Lantern slides
Color slides
Photographs
Place:
Trinidad
Ibadan (Nigeria)
Haiti
Jamaica
Date:
1936-1987
Scope and Contents note:
The collection documents George Eaton Simpson's fieldwork in Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Nigeria from 1936-1964. There are 704 images in several formats including negatives, prints, and slides. The photographs were primarily made by Simpson, but a few were made by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. Ramsey's prints are stamped on verso with his name. Many prints and slides are annotated by Simpson.

The collection also includes a few reprints of articles based on Simpson's field work and words and musical transcription from Savalou Ricourt, a musician of Port au Prince in 1937.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series:

1. Haiti, 1936-1937

2. Jamaica, 1953, 1957

3. Trinidad, 1960

4. Nigeria, 1964

5. Lantern slides, undated

6. Publications, 1940-1987
Biographical/Historical note:
George Eaton Simpson (1904-1998) was an anthropologist whose focus was the various social aspects of Caribbean religions. He wrote over 60 articles and books, and taught sociology and anthropology at Oberlin College from 1947-1971.

Born in Knoxville, Iowa, Simpson received his B.S. from Coe College in 1926, his M.A. from the University of Missouri in 1927, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1934. In 1947 he began teaching at Oberlin College in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. In addition to teaching classes, Simpson served on numerous committees and as department chair.

Simpson conducted fieldwork in the Caribbean, specifically Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad, and Nigeria. He focused primarily on Caribbean religions such as Vodun in Haiti, Rastafarianism in Jamaica, and the Spiritual Baptists in Trinidad. His fieldwork has been documented in numerous articles and books, including "The Vodun Service in Northern Haiti", "The Shango Cult in Nigeria and Trinidad", and Black Religions in the New World. He occasionally collaborated on articles with fellow anthropologists Joseph G. Moore and J. Milton Yinger. He also served as a visiting professor at several leading universities.

He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Wellcome Medal for Anthropological Research, the Anisfield-Wolf Award in Race Relations (with J. Milton Yinger), Doctor of Humane Letters – Oberlin College, and Doctor of Humane Letters – Coe College.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 93-14
Related Materials:
Additional photographs from Simpson are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 2001-24.

The George Eaton Simpson Film Study of Plaisance, Haiti, 1937, accession No. 92.12.1 in the Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives contains silent black and white film footage of Plaisance, Haiti shot by Simpson and his colleagues. The footage contains events also depicted in the photograph collection including work coumbites, marketplace scenes, a wedding ceremony, a funeral, drumming and dancing at a social gathering, and a dancing demonstration. Included in this accession are 21 audiotapes recorded by Simpson and Joseph G. Moore during their fieldwork in Jamaica and Trinidad.

The Joseph G. Moore Collection: Jamaican Revival and Kumina, 1957-1958, accession No. 92.1.1 in the Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives contains related material to Simpson's study of Jamaican Revival Zion and Kumina. The collection contains film footage of Morant Bay and West Kingston, Jamaica shot in 1957. The footage was originally intended for the "Odyssey" program or possibly a short feature. Some of the it ended up being featured on the CBS program "Lamp Unto My Feet" which also includes interviews with Joseph G. Moore and George Eaton Simpson. There is over 10 hours of footage, and in 1992 Simpson, Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives Director John Homiak, and research associate Ken Bilby recorded approximately 10 hours of commentary about the footage. This collection also contains audio recordings made in 1993 of a discussion between Simpson, Homiak, and Bilby concerning the relation of Jamaican Revival with Rastafari.

Sound recordings by Simpson held in the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections in the Folkways Records Collection and the Moses and Frances Asch Collection.

Oberlin College has a manuscript collection of George Eaton Simpson's papers (RG 30/64) that document Simpson's research and academic work.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the National Anthropoligical Archives by George E. Simpson in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice to access.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Spiritual Baptist -- Trinidad and Tobago  Search this
Orisha religion  Search this
Revivals  Search this
Rastafari movement  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Schools  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Markets  Search this
Garifuna (Caribbean people)  Search this
Dance  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Drummers (Musicians)  Search this
Christian sects  Search this
Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo Lot 93-14, George Eaton Simpson photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.93-14
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George Eaton Simpson photographs
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32ecd25e2-dd4c-4949-bc7d-18089b72a92d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-93-14
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West Chester -- Fox Hollow

Provenance:
The Weeders  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- West Chester
Fox Hollow (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
40 digital images (2014, 2016) and 1 file folder.
General:
The three acre property, the last to sell in a development in 1978, was densely wooded and sloping with heavy clay soil and an overgrown stream. The owners put up a brick colonial revival house and planted juniper on the slope circumscribed by the driveway but it did not thrive in the shade. Next they planted hydrangeas, upright Japanese barberry, spirea, hosta, Japanese forest grass and other perennials, creating a woodland garden. That sparked an interest in gardening that gradually led to almost 2-1/2 acres being planted and tended. Rocks and boulders that were dug up in every expansion were used as edging or focal points except for the bed at the front of the house that has a low brick wall. The first garden beds were around a perimeter that could be seen from the house with excavated soil dumped further away in the forest. The owner emphasized foliage texture and color combinations over flowers, influenced by her study of Englishwoman Beth Chatto. Closer to the house there are free-form beds connected by meandering grass paths rather than defined garden rooms. One island bed is a rock garden; a densely planted courtyard garden off the brick patio has a pergola and koi pond. The owner's welded art pieces dot the garden beds and line the driveway.

Year by year the gardens were expanded into the woodland of oak, poplar, shagbark hickory, beech, bramble and skunk cabbage. In the forest they found a creek bed and a berm, loamy soil and clay. Drainage channels were dug, the berm was enlarged, and a 20 by 10 foot, 18-inch deep pond was dug. Outbuildings include a garden shed/welding workshop and an old potting shed further out that functions as a folly. Varying height of the plants, including repeated use of the vertical Japanese barberry and the vertical Japanese holly "Sky Pencil", deep purple foliage as an accent, and many shapes and textures of chartreuse foliage are unifying features in all the garden areas.

Persons associated with the garden include: Dr. Charles M. Thomas and family (former owners, circa 1912-1930s); William H. Taylor and the Taylor Land Company (former owners, -1973); General Development Corporation (former owner, 1973-1978).
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:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- West Chester  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA841
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6590cd5c3-ec15-4f19-ab40-269a2473000e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32841

Pendant in the form of a dragon with incised irregular curls

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 1.5 x 13 x 0.5 cm (9/16 x 5 1/8 x 3/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.1352
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Jades for Life and Death
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f67ce7b2-29bd-48b9-b352-ef73266ee543
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.1352

Reprint Permissions

Collection Creator:
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939
1958-1980
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Portions of the collection are access restricted including: documents relating to the estate of David Smith; some correspondence with Peter Fuller, Nuala O'Faolain, the Greenberg family, and other correspondents; and sales records and loan agreements. Written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
The Clement Greenberg papers, 1937-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Greenberg papers
Clement Greenberg papers / Series 2: Business and Financial Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97a16b795-150c-4925-9b8e-96555028b9ff
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-greeclep-ref29

Frankenthaler, Helen

Collection Creator:
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1983
Series Restrictions:
Correspondence between Peter Fuller, Andre Emmerich, and Clement Greenberg; correspondence with Nuala O'Faolain; Greenberg family letters; and additional individual letters from a variety of correspondents are access restricted. Written permission is required. 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:
The Clement Greenberg papers, 1937-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clement Greenberg papers
Clement Greenberg papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c13b1118-8055-452d-9e0e-20daec64ff7c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-greeclep-ref608
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Writings by Dorothy Dehner

Collection Creator:
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920-1977
Scope and Contents:
Series includes various drafts, proofs, and reprints relating to Dehner's essay on John Graham, which was initially written as a foreword to Graham's Systems and Dialectics of Art re-issued by Johns Hopkins Press in 1971, but was first published as an article in the art journal, Leonardo in 1968; note that related material can be found in Series 2: Correspondence. Also found is material related to Dehner's essay on David Smith's work, "Medals for Dishonor," which was published as an article in Art Journal in 1977. Records consist of correspondence (mostly copies), including a copy of a David Smith letter with his suggested text to accompany the work, printed material, and drafts of Dehner's article. A draft of a memoir of Dehner's first meeting with Smith written for Art in America can also be found here.

Dehner's other writings on art include notes and copies of various speeches and lectures given at the Artists Club, the Cummer Gallery of Art, and elsewhere; various statements on art, including remarks on the Menorah, a plan of work, and a short piece on the series of paintings, Life on the Farm; and contributions to catalogs for others, including ones for Joel Levy and Joan Paul. Dehner's poems include one she wrote in high school, manuscripts of two that were published in the journal, Tracks, and poems she wrote for her stepdaughter and granddaughter. Other writings include notes taken during a stay in the hospital in 1933, and later reflective and memoir pieces such as were written for her granddaughter, upon the death of Marian Willard, and on other occasions.

Student work includes papers dating from Dehner's time at Skidmore College in 1951-1952, including an essay on eighteen artists and the Metropolitan Art Museum, and notes from a class she took on Oriental Cultures.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Dehner papers, 1920-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dehndoro, Subseries 4.1
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Dorothy Dehner papers
Dorothy Dehner papers / Series 4: Writings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d22c8e63-b460-4930-bae8-58935d3a3103
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-dehndoro-ref1492

"John Graham: A Memoir" Reprint in Leonardo

Collection Creator:
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Dehner papers, 1920-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dorothy Dehner papers
Dorothy Dehner papers / Series 4: Writings / 4.1: Writings by Dorothy Dehner
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9adc03311-2606-4c32-9770-5da0c0408050
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-dehndoro-ref1501

"Plexiglass Relief for the Great Southwest Industrial Park" Reprint in Leonardo

Collection Creator:
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Dehner papers, 1920-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dorothy Dehner papers
Dorothy Dehner papers / Series 4: Writings / 4.1: Writings by Dorothy Dehner
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw975b07deb-b750-4c80-8b3f-31ae232cbe97
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-dehndoro-ref1516

Division of Transportation Street Railways Reference Collection

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Extent:
5.5 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Maps
Newspaper clippings
Negatives
Patents
Photographs
Stock certificates
Tickets
Date:
undated
Content Description:
Collection documents street railway cars through photographs and ephemera. Includes reprints and articles from Street Railway Journal, Capital Traction Quarterly, The Railroad Gazette, Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Scientific American.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business of Americana, Series: Streetcars & Subways (NMAH.AC.0060)
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Local transit  Search this
Railways  Search this
Streetcars  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 19th century
Articles -- 20th century
Maps
Newspaper clippings
Negatives
Patents
Photographs
Stock certificates
Tickets
Citation:
Division of Transportation Street Railways Reference Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1575
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Division of Transportation Street Railways Reference Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86e2bbdd8-df7c-4873-8761-cc82feccc36d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1575
Online Media:

Aralia frodiniana J. Wen

Preparation:
pen and ink
Remarks:
Ink
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Apiales Araliaceae Aralioideae
Published Name:
Aralia frodiniana J. Wen
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 3570
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Botany
Non-specimen graphic
Botanical Art
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31a7cf2a3-b3f7-4efd-8038-a7810162bf16
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10886720

Reminiscences and memorials of men of the Revolution and their families

Author:
Muzzey, A. B (Artemas Bowers) 1802-1892  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 424 p illustrations, map, ports 22 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Biographies
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1971
1883
Revolution, 1775-1783
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
E206 .M97 1971X
E206.M97 1971X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_6793

A history of the Spanish-American War of 1898

Author:
Titherington, Richard H (Richard Handfield) 1861-1935  Search this
Physical description:
v, 415 p maps 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
1900
Topic:
Spanish-American War, 1898  Search this
Guerre hispano-américaine, 1898  Search this
Call number:
E715 .T6 1971X
E715.T6 1971X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_6808

Extracts from the diary of Christopher Marshall, 1774-1781 Edited by William Duane

Author:
Marshall, Christopher 1709-1797  Search this
Author:
Duane, William 1808-1882  Search this
Subject:
Marshall, Christopher 1709-1797  Search this
Physical description:
330 p 24 cm
Type:
Books
Diaries
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Autobiography
Autobiographies
History
Place:
Pennsylvania
United States
États-Unis
Pennsylvanie
Date:
1969
1877
Revolution, 1775-1783
1775-1783 (Révolution)
Topic:
History  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Call number:
E275 .M36 1969
E275.M36 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_6831

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