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Lynda Roscoe Hartigan papers

Creator:
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Hemphill, Herbert Waide  Search this
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Extent:
25.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Date:
circa 1970- circa 2000
Scope and Contents:
The Lynda Roscoe Hartigan papers measure 25.8 linear feet and date from circa 1970-circa 2000. The material documents Hartigan's career as curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Included are project, exhibition and subject files relating to the Herbert Waide Hemphill Jr. and the Chuck and Jan Rosenak collections at SAAM, exhibitions at SAAM, Folk Art, and Black Art. Material includes correspondence, interviews, audio visual material, photographs, negatives, slides, writings and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Lynda Roscoe Hartigan (1950- ) is deputy director for collections and research and chief innovation officer at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. Hartigan was formally chief curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. and developed the museum's American folk art and African American art collections.
Provenance:
Donated in 2020 by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Museum curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Museum curators -- Canada -- Toronto  Search this
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
African American art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hartilynd
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ff6de8e0-39e4-468b-9679-c269b933bedb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hartilynd

Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, circa 1938-2008

Creator:
Rosenak, Chuck, 1927-  Search this
Subject:
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Type:
Audiotapes
Photographs
Interviews
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, circa 1938-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Art  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs  Search this
Artists -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Santeros  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5540
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216437
AAA_collcode_rosechuc
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216437
Online Media:

Lynda Roscoe Hartigan papers, circa 1970- circa 2000

Creator:
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Subject:
Hemphill, Herbert Waide  Search this
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
Lynda Roscoe Hartigan papers, circa 1970- circa 2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
African American art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)22023
AAA_collcode_hartilynd
Theme:
Women
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_22023

Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material

Creator:
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Names:
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Extent:
17.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Photographs
Interviews
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1938-2008
Summary:
The Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material dates from circa 1938-2008 and measures 17.6 linear feet. The collection contains research files for four books by the Rosenaks and includes letters, writings, notes, printed matter, tape-recorded interviews with artists, and photographic material.
Scope and Content Note:
The Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material dates from circa 1938-2008 and measures 17.6 linear feet. The collection contains correspondence, writings, notes, printed matter, tape-recorded interviews of artists, and photographs and slides of artists and artwork. The records document the Rosenak's research and collecting trips in the United States, often to isolated locales, in pursuit of new art and insights for their writing projects. The collection relates primarily to their research for Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists, The People Speak: Navajo Folk Art, Contemporary American Folk Art: A Collector's Guide, The Saint Makers: Contemporary Santeras y Santeros, and are an important source of information on twentieth-century folk art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Research Files, circa 1938-1999 (Boxes 1-9, 19; 9.2 linear ft.)

Series 2: Loans to Exhibitions, circa 1991-1997, undated (Box 10; 0.4 linear ft.)

Series 3: Miscellaneous Files, circa 1969-2003 (Boxes 10-12; 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 4: Interviews of Artists, circa 1990s (Box 12-13; 1.5 linear ft.)

Series 5: Photographs and Slides, circa 1990s (Boxes 13-18; 4.5 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Chuck and Jan Rosenak are widely regarded as authorities in the field of American folk art. They amassed one of the finest collections of contemporary folk art in the United States and authored four books: Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists (New York: Abbeville, 1990), The People Speak: Navajo Folk Art (Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Publishing, 1994), Contemporary American Folk Art: A Collector's Guide (New York: Abbeville, 1996), and The Saint Makers: Contemporary Santeras y Santeros (Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Publishing, 1998).
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Chuck and Jan Rosenak, 1998-1999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Folk artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Art  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs  Search this
Artists -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Santeros  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Photographs
Interviews
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, circa 1938-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rosechuc
See more items in:
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9eebe4f0f-a4bf-441f-91a1-f8182d84d06e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosechuc
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Chuck and Jan Rosenak, 1998 December 10

Interviewee:
Rosenak, Chuck, 1927-  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza, 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Museum of American Folk Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Chuck and Jan Rosenak, 1998 December 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Art  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs  Search this
Santeros  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12137
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216567
AAA_collcode_rosena98
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216567
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Chuck and Jan Rosenak

Interviewee:
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Names:
Museum of American Folk Art  Search this
Extent:
55 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1998 December 10
Scope and Contents:
Oral history interview of Chuck and Jan Rosenak conducted 1998 December 10, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Kirwin conducted the interview in preparation for an exhibit in AAA's New York Regional Center, "In Sight: Portraits of Folk Artists," by Chuck Rosenak, January 22- April 30, 1999. The interview was conducted in Tesuque, N.M. The Rosenaks speak about their involvement with the American folk art world; their collecting interests; their relationship with Robert Bishop, Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., Michael Hall, Jeffrey Camp, Lee Kogan, and others; and their books, including the Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of American Folk Art and Artists (1990), Contemporary American Folk Art: A Collector's Guide (1996), The People Speak: Navajo Folk Art (1994), and The Saint Makers: Contemporary Santeras Y Santeros (1998).
Chuck Rosenak also discusses his photographs of folk artists with emphasis on his images of Leroy Archuleta, Loy A. Boslin (The Rhinestone Cowboy), Raymond Coins, Rowell Darmafall ("Glassman"), Gerald "Creative") DePrie, Mamie Deschillie, Bertha Halozon, Bessie Harvey, Bruce Hathale, Nicholas Herrera, Rev. John "J.L." Hunter, Elizabeth Willeto Ignacio, Clyde Jones, Mark Casey Milestone, Louise Nez, Florence Riggs, Rodney Rosebrrok, Herbert Singleton, Q.J. Stevenson, David Strickland, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Horacio Valdez, and Rose Williams.
Biographical / Historical:
Chuck Rosenak (1927- ) is a collector and author from Tesuque, N.M.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 51 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Folk artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Art  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs  Search this
Santeros  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rosena98
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e85e5b3b-d215-469d-90a7-8e89c5d520c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosena98
Online Media:

Jan Rosenak standing next to Howard Finster's casket at Paradise Gardens

Photographer:
Rosenak, Chuck, 1927-  Search this
Subject:
Finster, Howard  Search this
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
2001
Citation:
Chuck Rosenak. Jan Rosenak standing next to Howard Finster's casket at Paradise Gardens, 2001. Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, circa 1938-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11176
See more items in:
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, circa 1938-2008
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11176

Navajo folk art / Chuck and Jan Rosenak

Author:
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Physical description:
168 p. : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Navajo art  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_924662

Museum of American Folk Art encyclopedia of twentieth-century American folk art and artists / Chuck and Jan Rosenak ; contributors, Robert Bishop, Barbara Cate, Lee Kogan

Author:
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Museum of American Folk Art  Search this
Physical description:
416 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Biography
Dictionaries
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
20th century
Topic:
Folk art--History--Dictionaries  Search this
Folk artists  Search this
Call number:
NK808.R6 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405819

The people speak : Navajo folk art / by Chuck and Jan Rosenak ; photographs by Lynn Lown

Author:
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 163 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1994
Topic:
Navajo art  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_464734

Contemporary American folk art : a collector's guide / Chuck and Jan Rosenak

Author:
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Physical description:
320 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
20th century
Topic:
Folk art--History  Search this
Folk artists  Search this
Folk art--Information services  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_492299

Made in USA : collection de Chuck et Jan Rosenak

Title:
Collection de Chuck et Jan Rosenak
Author:
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Collection de l'art brut (Lausanne, Switzerland)  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
20th century
Topic:
Folk artists  Search this
Folk art--History  Search this
Call number:
NK808 .R596 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767401

The saint makers : a living tradition in American folk art / selections from the collection of Chuck & Jan Rosenak ; [text by Cathy L. Wright]

Title:
Living tradition in American folk art
Author:
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Rosenak, Chuck Art collections  Search this
Rosenak, Jan Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
52 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Exhibitions
Place:
New Mexico
Colorado
Florida
Date:
2005
2005]
Topic:
Santeros  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N7910.N6 S215 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_783314

The saint makers : contemporary santeras y santeros / Chuck & Jan Rosenak

Author:
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Rosenak, Jan  Search this
Physical description:
153 p. : ill. (col.), ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
New Mexico
Colorado
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Santeros  Search this
Santeros--Biography  Search this
Call number:
N7910.N6 R67 1998X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_554311

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