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Belisario Contreras papers

Creator:
Contreras, Belisario R., 1916-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Agee, William C.  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Bruce, Margaret T.  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Ealand, Maria  Search this
Gernand, John, 1913-1990  Search this
Jacobowitz, Arlene  Search this
Jewett, Masha Zakheim, 1931-  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Kallen, Horace Meyer, 1882-1974  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
La More, Chet Harmon, 1908-1980  Search this
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Phelps, Merwin C.  Search this
Rein, Selma  Search this
Scott, David W., 1916-  Search this
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (ca. 400 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Date:
1958-1984
Scope and Contents:
REEL 3591: Papers regarding his research on New Deal Art Projects, including correspondence and copies of correspondence with William C. Agee, George Biddle (including 16 photographs of murals in Mexico City and Washington, D.C. and a clipping), Mrs. Edward Bruce, Olin Dows, Maria Ealand, Arlene Jacobowitz, Masha Zakheim Jewett (including an exhibition catalog and clippings on Bernard Baruch Zakheim), Horace Kallen, Rockwell Kent, Chet LaMore, Merwin C. Phelps, David W. Scott, Harold Weston, and others; National Endowment for the Humanities grant proposals "NDA Projects in Pennsylvania," 1975, and "Images of the Heartland," 1980, and notes from Contreras' interviews with Maria Ealand, John Gernand, Jacob Kainen, Dorothy Miller, and Selma Rein.
REEL 41: Contreras' Ph.D. thesis entitled, "The New Deal Treasury Department Art Programs and the American Artist: 1933-1943."
Biographical / Historical:
Artist, art historian; Albuquerque, New York; d. 1990.
Related Materials:
Papers of Belisario R. Contreras, 1860-1976, are also located at The University of New Mexico's Center for Southwest Research.
Provenance:
Donated 1985 by Belisario Contreras.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.contbeli
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-contbeli

Preparations for Opening of National Collection of Fine Arts

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Rash, Brennan  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
March 1968
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1204]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372271

Presentation of Alexander Calder Stabile "Nenuphar"

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Calder, Alexander 1898-1976  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
July 2, 1968
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1276]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372279

Lecture on Artist Alexander Archipenko

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
August 7, 1968
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1303R1]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372303

Reception for Roy R. Neuberger Collection Exhibition

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
August 14, 1968
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1310]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372310

Opening of "Venice Biennale XXXIV, American Exhibition"

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
December 19, 1968
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1412R1]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372427

Opening of "European Painters Today" Exhibition

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1969
April 8, 1969
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1469]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372473

Opening of "European Painters Today" Exhibition

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1969
April 8, 1969
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1470R1]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372474

Opening of "Yzauo Kuniyoshi" Exhibition

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1969
May 8, 1969
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1491]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372505

Group Portrait of National Collection of FIne Arts Commission

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1965
Between 1965 and 1969
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-778]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371696

Frederic Edwin Church Exhibition Opening

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Huntington, David Carew 1922-1990  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1966
February 11, 1966
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-821R2]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371778

"American Landscape: A Changing Frontier" Exhibition Reception

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1966
April 27, 1966
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-874R1]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371815

"American Landscape: A Changing Frontier" Exhibition Reception

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1966
April 27, 1966
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-874R2]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371816

Opening of "William Glackens in Retrospect" Exhibition

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1967
February 9, 1967
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-990]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372008

Central Administrative Files, 1908-1974

Creator:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Smithsonian Art Commission  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Commission  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
59 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1908
1908-1974
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01449
See more items in:
Central Administrative Files 1908-1974 [National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287086

Departmental Records, 1957, 1961-2009

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Herman, Lloyd E  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Monroe, Michael W  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Trapp, Kenneth R  Search this
Milosch, Jane  Search this
Hergesheimer, Marguerite  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. processed holdings
35.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Exhibition catalogs
Color photographs
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Brochures
Architectural drawings
Color negatives
Date:
1957
1957-2009
1957, 1961-2009
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Publications  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00377
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Departmental Records 1957, 1961-2009 [Renwick Gallery]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219777

Agency history, 1907-

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1907
1907-
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00155
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221204

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1892-2007, 2010-2016

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Physical description:
24.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
12.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Electronic mail
Date:
1892
1892-2016
1892-2007, 2010-2016
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00817
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Correspondence and Memoranda 1892-2007, 2010-2016 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225686

Commission Records, 1908-2001, 2007-2016

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Physical description:
3.67 cu. ft. processed holdings
3 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1908
1908-2016
1908-2001, 2007-2016
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00818
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Commission Records 1908-2001, 2007-2016 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225687

Exhibition Records, 1906-2007

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Physical description:
25.75 cu. ft. processed holdings
1.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Clippings
Date:
1906
1906-2007
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00820
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1906-2007 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225688

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