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[Egungun headdress depicting a Hausa Muslim], Oyo area, town of Lanlate, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"R7-28, Egungun mask at Lanlate, carved in Erua by Afinfon. (I doubt it), owned by Ojelabi."
Publication title reads, "[Fig.] 8. Egungun headdress depicting a Hausa Muslim carved by Afinfon of Erua. Lanlate, 1970."
Local Numbers:
R7-28
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Masks  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00224
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1242

[Egungun headdress depicting Aroni], Oyo area, town of Lanlate, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"R7-32, Egungun at Lanlate. Owned by Akewe Egun."
Local Numbers:
R7-32
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Masks  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00227
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1245

[Egungun headdress named Alapala], Oyo area, town of Otu, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"R8-4, Egungun at Otu - Carved by Akano in Isalu, Iseyin. Male - Left, Female - Right, Monkey in Foreground."
Publication title reads, "Top: [Fig.] 3. Egungun headdress named Alapala. The white feathers on the foreheads of the male and female human heads indicate that the headdress has recently received a chicken sacrifice. The teeth of the two monkeys are bared and have been rubbed with white chalk, Efun. Said to have been carved by Akano of Isalu quarter, Iseyin. Otu, 1970."
Local Numbers:
R8-4
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Animals in art -- Monkeys  Search this
Animals in art -- Feathers, furs and skins  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00234
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1252

[Paka Egungun masquerader known as Janduku], Oyo area, town of Otu, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"R8-15, Egungun at Otu. Also called Janduku - hooligan masquerade."
Publication title reads, "[Fig.] 1. Paka Egungun named Janduku, Otu, 1970."
Local Numbers:
R8-15
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00239
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1257

[Gelede mask of the satiric type], Oyo area, town of Otu, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"R8-33, Gelede at Otu. Carved by Awenke of Ketu. Owner: Onifade of Otu."
Publication title reads, "[Fig.] 10. Gelede mask of the satiric type. This and Figure 9 are said to have been carved at Ketu by Awenke. Otu, 1970."
Local Numbers:
R8-33
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Gelede -- Photographs  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Masks  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00245
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1262

[Ilari Egungun headdress, subtype Eleru/Alate], Oyo area, town of Iganna, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"R9-25, Egungun at Iganna. Owner: Agoare of Iganna, female in foreground."
Publication title reads, "[Fig.] 4. Ilari Egungun headdress, subtype Eleruialate. The carved wooden tray depicts an Ilari, or court messenger, whose triangular crested hairstyle is visible at rear, and his wife, a worshipper of Orisa Oko, God of the farm, as indicated by the double marks on her forehead. They are flanked by two monkey heads. Blood and feathers on the center of the headdress indicate that it has recently recived a chicken sacrifice. Attached to the headdress are appliqued panels of cloth and leather. Iganna, 1970."
Local Numbers:
R9-25
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Animals in art -- Monkeys  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00246
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1263

Wall painting of Ere, the royal python, Ikenne, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"SL 9-32, Ikenne, 10/19/73, Fri., 3:30 PM, Wall ptgs. depicting corpse - see SL 9-31+33, somewhere south of the main rd. - possibly Itunpa."
Publication title reads, "[Fig.] 8. Wall painting of Ere, the royal python. Ikenne, 1973."
Local Numbers:
SL 9-32
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art -- Snakes  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00259
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1276

[Onidan Egungun masquerader depicting a prostitute], Ikenne, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"SL 12-34, Ikenne, 10/23/73, Tues., noon, Egungun - woman."
Publication title reads, "[Fig.] 17. Onidan Egungun depicting a prostitute (see also Fig. 12). This character is usually paired with a policeman masquerade. Ikenne, 1973."
"Egungun ancestral masquerades in the Remo town of Ikenne perform the essential function of regulating the relations between the world of the living and the world of the dead. As representatives of the ancestors residing in the spirit world, Egungun masquerades at Ikenne make their appearance in two major contexts: the funeral and the annual Egungun festival. Since I have not witnessed the annual Egungun festival at Ikenne, the typology of Egungun masquerades that follows is based on observing the masquerades in the funerary context only." [Houlberg, Marilyn, 1978: "Egungun Masquerades of the Remo Yoruba." African Arts. 11(3)].
Local Numbers:
SL 12-34
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Mod. architecture/cityscape -- Photographs  Search this
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Dance  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00267
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1284

[Idomole Egungun masqueraders on market street], Ikenne, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"SL 14-19, Yoruba - Ikenne, 10/29/73, Egungun - on Market St."
Publication title reads, "Top: [Fig.] 11. Idomole Egungun on the main street of Ikenne, 1973."
"Egungun ancestral masquerades in the Remo town of Ikenne perform the essential function of regulating the relations between the world of the living and the world of the dead. As representatives of the ancestors residing in the spirit world, Egungun masquerades at Ikenne make their appearance in two major contexts: the funeral and the annual Egungun festival. Since I have not witnessed the annual Egungun festival at Ikenne, the typology of Egungun masquerades that follows is based on observing the masquerades in the funerary context only." [Houlberg, Marilyn, 1978: "Egungun Masquerades of the Remo Yoruba." African Arts. 11(3)].
Local Numbers:
SL 14-19
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00268
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1285

[Onidan Egungun masquerader depicting a Hausa seller], Ikenne, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"SL 14-33, Ikenne, 10/29/73, Egungun, see SL 14-32 - same figure with straw hat."
Publication title reads, "[Fig.] 18. Onidan Egungun depicting a Hausa seller of medicines. He goes house to house pretending to sell amulets to be worn around the waist to prevent backaches. Ikenne, 1973."
"Egungun ancestral masquerades in the Remo town of Ikenne perform the essential function of regulating the relations between the world of the living and the world of the dead. As representatives of the ancestors residing in the spirit world, Egungun masquerades at Ikenne make their appearance in two major contexts: the funeral and the annual Egungun festival. Since I have not witnessed the annual Egungun festival at Ikenne, the typology of Egungun masquerades that follows is based on observing the masquerades in the funerary context only." [Houlberg, Marilyn, 1978: "Egungun Masquerades of the Remo Yoruba." African Arts. 11(3)].
Local Numbers:
SL 14-33
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Mod. architecture/cityscape -- Photographs  Search this
Domestic scenes  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00281
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1298

[Alubata Egungun masquerader known as Yagan], Ikenne, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"SL 14-35, Ikenne, 10/29/73, Egungun."
"Egungun ancestral masquerades in the Remo town of Ikenne perform the essential function of regulating the relations between the world of the living and the world of the dead. As representatives of the ancestors residing in the spirit world, Egungun masquerades at Ikenne make their appearance in two major contexts: the funeral and the annual Egungun festival. Since I have not witnessed the annual Egungun festival at Ikenne, the typology of Egungun masquerades that follows is based on observing the masquerades in the funerary context only." [Houlberg, Marilyn, 1978: "Egungun Masquerades of the Remo Yoruba." African Arts. 11(3)].
Local Numbers:
SL 14-35
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Mod. architecture/cityscape -- Photographs  Search this
Domestic scenes  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00282
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1299

Alubata Egungun masqueraders known as Olopa, Ikenne, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"SL 14-37, Ikenne, 10/29/73, Egungun."
Publication title reads, "[Fig.] 1. Egungun who act as policemen carry their Atori whips called Ison. They are named Olopa ('owner of the whip') and are a subtype of the Alubata Egungun. Ikenne, 1973."
"Egungun ancestral masquerades in the Remo town of Ikenne perform the essential function of regulating the relations between the world of the living and the world of the dead. As representatives of the ancestors residing in the spirit world, Egungun masquerades at Ikenne make their appearance in two major contexts: the funeral and the annual Egungun festival. Since I have not witnessed the annual Egungun festival at Ikenne, the typology of Egungun masquerades that follows is based on observing the masquerades in the funerary context only." [Houlberg, Marilyn, 1978: "Egungun Masquerades of the Remo Yoruba." African Arts. 11(3)].
Local Numbers:
SL 14-37
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Mod. architecture/cityscape -- Photographs  Search this
Domestic scenes  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00284
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1301

[Onidan Egungun masquerader depicting a chief], Ikenne, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"SL 15-17, Ikenne, 10/29/73, Mon., Egungun."
Publication title reads, "[Fig.] 14. Onidan Egungun depicting a chief. Ikenne, 1973."
"Egungun ancestral masquerades in the Remo town of Ikenne perform the essential function of regulating the relations between the world of the living and the world of the dead. As representatives of the ancestors residing in the spirit world, Egungun masquerades at Ikenne make their appearance in two major contexts: the funeral and the annual Egungun festival. Since I have not witnessed the annual Egungun festival at Ikenne, the typology of Egungun masquerades that follows is based on observing the masquerades in the funerary context only." [Houlberg, Marilyn, 1978: "Egungun Masquerades of the Remo Yoruba." African Arts. 11(3)].
Local Numbers:
SL 15-17
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Masks  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00295
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Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection / Series 2: Egungun Festivals / Egungun
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1312

[Onidan Egungun masquerader depicting an Osanyin priest], Ikenne, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"SL 15-22, Ikenne, 10/29/73, Mon., Egungun with head and red feather."
Publication title reads, "[Fig.] 13. Onidan Egungun depicting an Osanyin priest. He does ventriloquism with his puppet, an ebony tourist carving. Ikenne, 1973."
"Egungun ancestral masquerades in the Remo town of Ikenne perform the essential function of regulating the relations between the world of the living and the world of the dead. As representatives of the ancestors residing in the spirit world, Egungun masquerades at Ikenne make their appearance in two major contexts: the funeral and the annual Egungun festival. Since I have not witnessed the annual Egungun festival at Ikenne, the typology of Egungun masquerades that follows is based on observing the masquerades in the funerary context only." [Houlberg, Marilyn, 1978: "Egungun Masquerades of the Remo Yoruba." African Arts. 11(3)].
Local Numbers:
SL 15-22
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Masks  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Animals in art -- Feathers, furs and skins  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00300
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Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection / Series 2: Egungun Festivals / Egungun
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1317

[Alubata Egungun masquerader in the salute position], Ikenne, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"75 R3-16, Ikenne, 6/8/75 Sun., Egungun on Awolowo Rd. and near his home. Market day."
Publication title reads, "[Fig.] 3. Alubata Egungun in the salute position. The inset front panel includes squares of tartan plaid fabric. Ikenne, 1973."
"Egungun ancestral masquerades in the Remo town of Ikenne perform the essential function of regulating the relations between the world of the living and the world of the dead. As representatives of the ancestors residing in the spirit world, Egungun masquerades at Ikenne make their appearance in two major contexts: the funeral and the annual Egungun festival. Since I have not witnessed the annual Egungun festival at Ikenne, the typology of Egungun masquerades that follows is based on observing the masquerades in the funerary context only." [Houlberg, Marilyn, 1978: "Egungun Masquerades of the Remo Yoruba." African Arts. 11(3)].
Local Numbers:
75 R3-16
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Animals in art -- Feathers, furs and skins  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00324
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Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection / Series 2: Egungun Festivals / Egungun
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1341

Onidan Egungun masquerader and his players, Ilishan, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"75 R4-3, Ilishan, 6/9/75 Mon., Egungun which came as Ife-olu Solaru was doing hair - Note V sign. He was singing Syncro-System, man who died was senior member of her conp. [compound], Dave Card."
Publication title reads, "[Fig.] 19. Onidan Egungun masquerader and his players. Ilishan, 1973."
Local Numbers:
75 R4-4
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Headdresses -- headgear -- Africa  Search this
Animals in art -- Feathers, furs and skins  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00327
See more items in:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection / Series 2: Egungun Festivals / Egungun
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1344

[Egungun shrine next to the palace of the Akarigbo (ruler) of Shagamu], Shagamu, Nigeria

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg while conducting research among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in 1970-1971, 1973, and 1975. At the time Dr. Houlberg was on a Kress Foundation Research grant and on a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant.
Original title reads,"75 R8-13, Shagamu, 6/13/75 Fri., Egungun shrine near palace."
Local Numbers:
75 R8-13
General:
Title source: Marilyn Houlberg and EEPA staff based on slide information
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Animals in art -- Snakes  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002, Item EEPA 2005-0002-00328
See more items in:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection / Series 2: Egungun Festivals / Egungun
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2005-002-ref1345

Kay WalkingStick Symposium 07 - Jolene Rickard

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Symposia
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-11-10T18:58:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
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Richard Murray research material regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer

Creator:
Murray, Richard N., 1942-2006  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Extent:
9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1948-2004
bulk 1994-2001
Summary:
The Richard Murray research material regarding Abbot Handerson Thayer measures 9.0 linear feet and dates from 1948 to 2004, with the bulk of the material dating from 1994 to 2001. Project files primarily document Murray's work on the 1999 exhibition "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art" and subsequent Thayer book project. Also found are extensive research files on Abbott Handerson Thayer and his specific works of art as well as photographic materials depicting Thayer, his family, studio, house, and works of art.
Scope and Content Note:
The Richard Murray research material regarding Abbot Handerson Thayer measures 9.0 linear feet and dates from 1948 to 2004, with the bulk of the material dating from 1994 to 2001. Project files primarily document Murray's work on the 1999 exhibition "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art" and subsequent Thayer book project. Also found are extensive research files on Abbott Handerson Thayer and his specific works of art as well as photographic materials depicting Thayer, his family, studio, house, and works of art.

Project files document Richard Murray's research projects regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer. Found here is Murray's correspondence with fellow Thayer scholars, collectors, art museums, and Thayer family members. Also included are planning documents, loan forms, press clippings, conservation requests, checklists and other materials for the exhibition "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art" which Murray curated at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (formerly National Museum of American Art) in 1999. Additional project files are primarily for his proposed book on Abbott Thayer and include research grant applications, fundraising, photograph orders, and reviews of the initial manuscript.

Research files contain documentation on archival collections regarding Thayer, subject files on family members, models, and friends of Thayer, private and museum collections of his artwork, and other subject's relevant to Thayer's career as an artist. Files may include Murray's correspondence and notes. However, the bulk of the material consists of photocopies or microfilm print-outs of archival documents, newspaper clippings, and other printed material. Also found are files on specific works of art by Thayer. These files may contain catalog descriptions, provenance information, correspondence, and images of the work of art.

Photographs depict Thayer, his family, friends, studio, house, and his artwork. Also found are negatives, color transparencies, and slides of these photographs. Of note are photographs of x-rays of Thayer paintings. Researchers should note that all photographs of Thayer, his family, house, studio, and artwork are copy prints of original photographs which Richard Murray requested from the owners for his research.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 3 series:

Series 1: Project Files, 1990-2004 (Box 1-2; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Research Files, 1948-2004 (Box 2-8; 6.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Photographic Materials, 1961, circa 1990s-2001 (Box 8-9; 1.7 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Richard Murray (1942-2006) was a curator and art historian at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Murray specialized in the works of Abbott Thayer and curated the 1999 exhibition, "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art." Before his death Murray was researching to write a book on Thayer's paintings and his involvement with conservation projects.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections related to Abbott Handerson Thayer. These include the Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999; research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1895-1990, donated by Thomas B. Brumbaugh; the Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, circa 1890-1893; "The Drawings of Abbott Thayer", by Elizabeth Robins Pennell, circa 1921; and the Nelson and Henry C. White research material, 1898-1978, which includes many letters, photographs, and other material originally belonging to the Thayer family.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2011 by the Smithsonian American Art Museum via George Gurney, curator.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Richard Murray research material regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer is 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:
Painters -- New Hampshire -- Dublin  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Richard Murray research material regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1948-2004, bulk 1994-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.murrrich2
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Archives of American Art
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Marchal Landgren Papers

Creator:
Landgren, Marchal E.  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Contemporary Arts (Gallery)  Search this
Joseph Mitchell Gallery  Search this
Municipal Art Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Old Print Shop (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
University of Maryland at College Park  Search this
Washington, D.C.. Public Library  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir, 1904-  Search this
Constant, George  Search this
Cox, George Collins, 1851-1902  Search this
De Laittre, Eleanor, 1911-  Search this
Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Fruhauf, Aline, 1909-1978  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952  Search this
Geist, Sidney  Search this
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937  Search this
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Harari, Hananiah, 1912-2000  Search this
Higgins, Eugene, 1874-1958  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879  Search this
Janauschek, Francesca Romana Magdalena, 1830-1904  Search this
Kane, John, 1860-1934  Search this
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936  Search this
Laufman, Sidney, 1891-  Search this
Logasa, Charles, 1883-1936  Search this
Mitchell, Donald Grant, 1822-1908  Search this
Newman, Robert Loftin, 1827-1912  Search this
Orr, Elliot, 1904-1997  Search this
Portinari, Cândido, 1903-1962  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Sprinchorn, Carl, 1887-1971  Search this
Extent:
15.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Christmas cards
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Drawings
Date:
1881-circa 1982
bulk 1930-1975
Summary:
The papers of Washington, D.C. art historian, librarian, author, educator, and art consultant Marchal Landgren measure 15.3 linear feet and date from 1881 to circa 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1975. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, professional and organization files, research projects' files, scattered personal business records, printed materials, two clippings scrapbooks, photographical materials, and scattered artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Washington, D.C. art historian, librarian, author, educator, and art consultant Marchal Landgren measure 15.3 linear feet and date from 1881 to circa 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1975. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, professional and organization files, research projects' files, scattered personal business records, printed materials, two clippings scrapbooks, photographical materials, and scattered artwork.

Biographical material includes address cards, an appointment book, curriculum vitaes, genealogical materials, and military records. Correspondence is with artists, clients, colleagues, museums, and universities, and is predominantly professional in nature. Correspondents include Albert E. Gallatin, George Gershwin, Ira Glackens, Sidney Laufman, Elliot Orr, Candido Portinari, and Carl Sprinchorn, among others.

Writings include miscellaneous published and unpublished writings and drafts by Marchal Landgren primarily those not associated with his major research projects. These include various articles written for magazines and journals, manuscript drafts, research notes, and notebooks. There is also a file of writings by others that includes the John Mitchell Gallery Notes.

Professional and organizational files document Landgren's positions and work for educational institutions and arts organizations, including the American Abstract Artists Group, Art Students League of New York, Association of Artists Equity of Washington D. C., Contemporary Arts, D. C. Public Library, Library Journal, New York City Municipal Art Committee, Old Print Shop, Inc., and the University of Maryland, among others. These files also contain correspondence, perhaps the most notable found in the file on the American Abstract Artists Group which includes letters from Josef Albers, Eleanor de Laittre, Sidney Geist, Balcomb Greene, Hananiah Harari, and Harry Holtzman.

Well over one-half of the collection consists of files for Landgren's ongoing research projects on numerous artists and photographers, Latin American art, as well as his bibliographic reference projects. The bulk of the files cover his research, writing, and curatorial work on Robert Loftin Newman. Files are also found for Berenice Abbott, Milton Avery, George Constant, George Collins Cox, Aline Fruhauf, Eugene Higgins, William Morris Hunt, John Kane, Charles Logasa, Elliot Orr, and Albert Pinkham Ryder, among many others.

Personal business records include personal and general expense documentation and scattered exhibition price lists. Printed materials include clippings, exhibition catalogs, and miscellaneous published articles and essays. There are two scrapbooks of clippings.

There are photographs, slides, and negatives of images of Landgren, other artists and notable figures in the art world, and of artwork. Of note is a portrait photograph of Juliana Force by Cecil Beaton, one photograph by Berenice Abbott, "Barclay Street Ferry", and 14 taken by George C. Cox of Rudyard Kipling, Clyde Fitch, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Madame Fanny Janauschek, Donald G. Mitchell, and others.

The papers also include scattered artwork, including holiday cards illustrated by artists, and sketches and drawings by other artists.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 10 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1890-circa 1981 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1930-circa 1982 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1932-circa 1982 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 4: Professional and Organizational Files, circa 1910-circa 1977 (3.4 linear feet; Boxes 3-6)

Series 5: Research Projects' Files, 1881-circa 1982 (6.9 linear feet; Boxes 6-13, 15)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, circa 1934-circa 1982 (0.4 linear feet; Box 13)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1927-circa 1981 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 13-14)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, circa 1931-circa 1979 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 14-15)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, circa 1930s-circa 1978 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 14-15)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1930s-circa 1940s (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 14-15)
Biographical / Historical:
Marchal E. Landgren (1907-1983) was an art historian, librarian, educator, author, and art consultant, active in New York and Washington, D. C.

As associate director and board member of Contemporary Arts, Inc. in New York, Landgren established a program for providing artists with their first solo exhibition in New York, including those of John Kane and Mark Tobey. In 1932, he directed the exhibition schedule at the New School for Social Research; and in 1935, Landgren served as the director of art activities for the New York City Municipal Art Committee where he facilitated many exhibitions over the course of five years, including Recent Paintings by Boris Aronson at Babcock Galleries in 1938.

Working as a freelance art consultant, researcher, and author, Landgren organized numerous exhibitions between 1932 and 1950 of the work of Milton Avery, George C. Cox, Elliot Orr, Robert Loftin Newman, and Albert Pinkham Ryder. He also edited several arts publications, including the Old Print Shop Portfolio, John Mitchell Gallery Notes, and arts manuscripts for Oxford University Press.

In 1939, Landgren was selected by the New York World's Fair Commision to prepare historical notes on Latin American art for the exhibition catalogs of the Latin American art exhibition. After the Fair, he continued his research on this topic and wrote several articles, as well as lecturing on Latin American painting at the Art Students League of New York, the Newark Art Club, and the National Education Association at the Boston Museum.

After serving in the U. S. Army Air Force during World War II, Landgren moved to Washington, D. C. in 1950 and began work as the arts division readers' advisor for the D. C. Public Library. For seventeen years, he built up the library's general collection of art books and created extensive files of art exhibition catalogs.

In 1967, he took a position as a bibliographic consultant for the fine arts department at the University of Maryland. He became director of the University's art gallery and of the art department museum training program. During his tenure at the University of Maryland, Landgren conducted graduate seminars in art history, edited and published exhibition catalogs, and organized exhibitions, including The Late Landscapes of William Morris Hunt in 1976.

Landgren was a visiting scholar at the Smithsonian Institution's National Collection of Fine Arts and curated an exhibition of paintings by Robert Loftin Newman held there from 1973 to 1974 and at the Tennessee Fine Arts Center in 1974.

Marchal Landgren authored two books: Years of Art: The Story of the Art Students League of New York (Robert M. McBride and Company, 1940), and Robert Loftin Newman (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974). He was a regular reviewer of art books for the Library Journal from 1958 to 1972, and contributed reviews to Trend, Magazine of Art, and other journals. He was awarded a research grant by the American Council of Learned Societies in 1963 for his study of George C. Cox and did a great deal of research in American art and American art institutions for an unfinished manuscript. He also worked on a bibliography of art literature which he never completed.
Provenance:
The Marchal Landgren papers were donated by Landgren in 1974, and by the Landgren estate via David Huddle in 1983.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Marchal Landgren 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:
Librarians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Educators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Authors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art consultants -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art historians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Christmas cards
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Drawings
Citation:
Marchal Landgren papers, 1881-circa 1982, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.landmarc
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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