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Joseph Ternbach papers, 1915-1985

Creator:
Ternbach, Joseph, 1897-1982  Search this
Ternbach, Joseph, 1897-1982  Search this
Subject:
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7134
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209268
AAA_collcode_ternjose
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209268

Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960

Creator:
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Topic:
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Public art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8034
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210204
AAA_collcode_muniartn
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210204
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Karl Gruppe papers, 1900-1978

Creator:
Gruppe, Karl, b. 1893  Search this
Gruppe, Karl, b. 1893  Search this
Subject:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
American Artists Professional League  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition  Search this
Topic:
Monuments -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Monuments -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Medals  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8994
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211182
AAA_collcode_grupkarl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211182

Alfred Milton Duca papers, 1940-1997

Creator:
Duca, Alfred Milton, 1920-1997  Search this
Duca, Alfred Milton, 1920-1997  Search this
Subject:
Bernstein, Leonard  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor  Search this
Brook, John  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9342
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211538
AAA_collcode_ducaalfr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211538

Saul Z. Cohen correspondence with George Rickey, 1977

Creator:
Cohen, Saul Z.  Search this
Cohen, Saul Z.  Search this
Subject:
Rickey, George  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9529
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211728
AAA_collcode_cohesaul
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211728

Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts records, 1953-1989

Creator:
Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts  Search this
Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts  Search this
Subject:
Rodia, Simon  Search this
Morgan, Jeanne S.  Search this
Simon Rodia Towers  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Photographs
Transcripts
Place:
Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Topic:
Assemblage (Art)  Search this
Sculptors--California--Watts  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Towers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6102
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216296
AAA_collcode_morgjean
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216296

Ethnographical wooden objects / E.T. Patterson

Author:
Patterson, E. T  Search this
University of London Institute of Archaeology  Search this
Physical description:
52 leaves : ill
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1984
1972
Topic:
Wood sculpture  Search this
Wood--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
mfc 546n
mfc546n
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_208261

Joseph Ternbach papers

Creator:
Ternbach, Joseph, 1897-1982  Search this
Names:
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957  Search this
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1880-1958  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1915-1985
Summary:
The papers of sculpture conservator and restorer Joseph Ternbach measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1915-1985. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, financial records, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculpture conservator and restorer Joseph Ternbach measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1915-1985. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, financial records, and printed material.

Correspondence is with colleagues and customers including Mrs. Marcel Duchamp, John Woodman Higgins, Joseph Hirshhorn, Thomas T. Hoopes, Abram Lerner, Henry Moore, E. P. Richardson, and Homer Saint-Gaudens. Also found are letters from Alfred Barr concerning the restoration of Brancusi's, "Bird in Flight." Financial records contain material on the Gold and Silversmiths' Association dues and invoices for restoration work. Printed material includes the by-laws of the Gold and Silversmiths' Association, articles by and about Ternbach, exhibition catalogs and announcements featuring artifacts from Ternbach's collection, and booklets about antiques.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Joseph Ternbach (1897-1982) was a sculpture conservator and restorer born in Vienna, Austria. In 1939, he and his family fled Nazi Germany and resettled in Forest Hills, New York where he continued his work as a conservator.
Provenance:
The Joseph Ternbach papers were donated by Ternbach's wife, Anna, in 1982, 1985, and 1987.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Restorers -- New York (State) -- Forest Hills, Queens  Search this
Conservators -- New York (State) -- Forest Hills, Queens  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Citation:
Joseph Ternbach papers, 1915-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ternjose
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Joseph Ternbach papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Karl Gruppe papers

Creator:
Gruppe, Karl, b. 1893  Search this
Names:
American Artists Professional League  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1900-1978
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, art work, photographs, subject files, and printed material, relating to Gruppe's career as a sculptor, his involvement with the Public Works of Art Project, and his teacher Karl Bitter.
REEL 104: A list of monuments and fountains in New York City surveyed for renovation by Gruppe under the PWAP from 1934-1937. Each survey includes a general description, sometimes a photograph, a statement of its condition, repairs needed and renovation costs.
REEL N70-35: Correspondence, clippings, catalogs, 1920-1970, including items about the controversy over New York City's sculpture. Correspondents include Robert Moses, Edmond R. Amateis, Mary W. Harriman, Reginald Marsh, and Henry Wolf.
UNMICROFILMED: Biographies and resumes; correspondence, 1930-1976, concerning commissions and organizations; letters from Karl Bitter and family, 1905-1966; 21 sketches of designs for medals and coins; writings, including a report by Gruppe to the heads of the Pan-American Exposition, 1901, and "Art and the Church" by Lee Lawrie; and files (1.5 feet) on commissions, organizations, memorials, and other projects, containing printed material, business records, correspondence, writings and photographs. File headings include Alben W. Barkley Competition, American Federation of Arts, Architectural League, Art Commission Associates, Karl Bitter, Century Association, Commmittee on Government and Art, Competitions, Ecclesiastical Competion, Fine Arts Federation of N.Y.,
First Art Film Festival in America, Fort Clinton, Fund Raising, Henry Hudson Memorial, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Medallic Art Company, Medals & Memorials, Monumental Restoration Project, National Academy of Design, National Sculpture Society, Plaster Casts for Museums, Society of Medalists, U.S. Dept. of State, War Memorials, and William Rufus King Memorial.
Also included are a book, THE DREAM CITY, A PORTFOLIO OF PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF THE WORLDS COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, 1893, [cover inscribed THE MAGIC CITY]; clippings, 1949-1978; photographs (0.5 ft.) of Gruppe, his family, and friends, including Laura Gardin (Fraser), Anthony de Francisci, Karl Bitter and the Bitter family, and of art works by Gruppe, Bitter, Daniel Chester French and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, medalist; New York, N.Y. Studied at the Royal Academy, Antwerp, Belgium and at the Art Students League of New York with Karl Bitter. Served as president of the National Sculpture Society, 1950-1951. He worked on the Monument Restoration Project, New York City Department of Parks, for the Public Works of Art Project from 1934-1937.
Provenance:
Material on reel N70-35 lent for microfilming by Gruppe, 1970; remainder donated by Gruppe 1970-1973, and by his daughter Elizabeth Gruppe Stover, 1986.
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.
Occupation:
Medalists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Monuments -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Monuments -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Medals  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Film festivals
Identifier:
AAA.grupkarl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grupkarl

Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts records

Creator:
Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts  Search this
Names:
Simon Rodia Towers (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Morgan, Jeanne S.  Search this
Rodia, Simon, 1879-1965  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Photographs
Transcripts
Place:
Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Date:
1953-1989
Summary:
The Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts records measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1953-1989. The records include clippings, a transcript of the film The Towers, interview transcripts with the towers' creator Simon Rodia, materials related to the Watts Towers' false restoration, photographic material, and unpublished articles by Jeanne Morgan. The records were compiled by Jeanne S. Morgan, founding member, executive director, and chair (1978-1980) of the Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts.
Scope and Contents:
The Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts records measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1953-1989. The records include clippings, a transcript of the film The Towers, interview transcripts with the towers' creator Simon Rodia, materials related to the Watts Towers' false restoration, photographic material, and unpublished articles by Jeanne Morgan. The records were compiled by Jeanne S. Morgan, founding member, executive director, and chair (1978-1980) of the Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Series 1: Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts Records, 1953-1989 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Simon Rodia (1879-1965), a native of Serena, Italy, created the unique sculptural assemblage of the Watts Towers in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Reaching over 100 feet each, the seventeen interconnected sculptural towers were assembled over a thirty-three year period (1921-1954). The Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts was founded in response to plans by the city of Los Angeles to have the towers destroyed. For sixteen years the committee raised money, designed an engineering test to disprove the city's contention that the towers were unsafe. The members also ran an art center that offered free classes to the community. In 1975 the committee assigned the towers and art center to the city of Los Angeles.
Provenance:
The Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Jeanne S. Morgan in 1997.
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.
Topic:
Assemblage (Art)  Search this
Sculptors--California--Watts  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Towers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Transcripts
Citation:
Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts records, 1953-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.morgjean
See more items in:
Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-morgjean

Saul Z. Cohen correspondence with George Rickey

Creator:
Cohen, Saul Z.  Search this
Names:
Rickey, George  Search this
Extent:
3 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1977
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence relating to the repair and preservation Cohen's sculpture by George Rickey, including a photocopy of a letter, Feb. 2, 1977, from Cohen to Rickey concerning Rickey's repair on the damaged sculpture, which Cohen feels "caused it to lose some of its grace. The arts no longer taper to as delicate a point..."; a 2 p. reply from Rickey, Apr. 7, justifying his method of repair, telling Cohen "you should give the piece as a whole a chance to re-assert its qualities of choreography and performance, which are still exactly what they were, but now far more secure"; and a memo from the George Rickey Workshop on "Surface Discoloration of Stainless Steel Sculptures in Maritime Climates."
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated by Saul Cohen, 1988.
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.cohesaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cohesaul

Alfred Milton Duca papers

Creator:
Duca, Alfred Milton, 1920-  Search this
Names:
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 -- Photographs  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010 -- Photographs  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Photographer:
Brook, John, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
6.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
2.1 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1997
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; project files; lists; biographical material; photographs; and exhibition catalogs and announcements.
REEL 2027: Photographs of Duca at work, his studio, and his works of art.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; project files on the "Gloucester Experiment" and "Channel One" containing correspondence, reports, drawings, notes, printed material, and photographs; lists of collections, price lists, and lists of works of art; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; biographical material; and miscellany. Among the photographs are one of Jack Levine, one of Leonard Bernstein with Irving Fein, and one of Igor Stravinsky and his son, taken by John Brook, ca. 1950.
ADDITION: Biographical material, including vital documents; correspondence; writings; business records; exhibition materials; clippings; printed material; photographs of Duca, sculpture, and paintings; and most significantly, files on Duca's commissions and projects.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor; Annisquam, Massachusetts. Duca died Jan. 13, 1997.
Provenance:
Material on reel 2027 lent for microfilming 1980 by Alfred Duca; he donated the unmicrofilmed material in 1980. In 1998, an additional 2.4 ft. was donated 1998 by Veronique Duca, widow of Alfred Duca.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.ducaalfr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ducaalfr

Municipal Art Society of New York records

Creator:
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1901-1960
Summary:
The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York, based out of New York City and established in 1893, measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. The records include minutes from the annual and directors meetings, which incorporate reports, directors' files, committee files, and printed material. Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board that detail the organization's Permanent Fund are also present.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. Minutes from annual and directors meetings, printed materials, and financial reports document the Municipal Art Society of New York's involvement in urban planning, city beautification, funding art for public spaces, and generally improving the quality of life in New York City.

Bound minute books from the annual and directors meetings incorporate annual reports, committee reports, membership lists, and by-laws, as well as some correspondence with business colleagues and fellow arts organizations. Printed materials are also integrated into the minute books and often relate to the content of the adjacent administrative files and include exhibition announcements and catalogs, event invitations, meeting announcements, bulletins, newsletters, magazine and newspaper clippings, and membership solicitation materials.

Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board detail the Permanent Fund and the organization's accounts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Annual and Directors Meetings Minutes, 1901-1960 (3.2 linear feet; Box 1-8)

Series 2: Permanent Fund Financial Records, 1913-1949 (1 folder; Box 8)
Biographical / Historical:
The Municipal Art Society of New York is a private organization that was founded in 1893 to beautify New York City streets, parks, and public places in ways both practical and artistic through projects supported by member dues. The society regularly held competitions for artists to create murals and sculptures to decorate public buildings, and exhibited artists' public works. Members of the society spearheaded efforts to preserve, improve, and maintain public buildings, monuments, and parks; create and maintain street signage and fixtures; regulate zoning; plan thoroughfares; and advocate for public housing. Interests of the society also included establishing a housing authority, slum clearance, and post-World War II planning. The Municipal Art Society of New York continues to influence urban planning and historic preservation into the 21st century, and is known for their architectural tours of New York CIty.
Provenance:
Donated 1968 by Municipal Art Society of New York.
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 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.
Topic:
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Public art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Citation:
Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.muniartn
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Municipal Art Society of New York records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-muniartn
Online Media:

Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant  Search this
Extent:
111 cu. ft. (111 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Video recordings
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1982-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes project files documenting Office of Physical Plant (OPP) renovation and reconstruction activities of Smithsonian museums and facilities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; blueprints and drawings; budget summaries; proposals; reports; and photographs. Each folder includes the OPP project number, project name, Smithsonian facility and original OPP box numbers.

Buildings, museums and projects documented in this collection include: the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American Art, the National Air and Space Museum and the Dulles Extension, the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the National Portrait Gallery, the "America's Smithsonian" exhibit, the National Museum of the American Indian/George Gustave Heye Center, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African Art, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Arts and Industries Building, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Quadrangle Complex, the National Museum of American History, the Garber Facility/Silver Hill Facility, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Renwick Gallery, the National Postal Museum, the Museum Support Center, the United States Soldiers' Home, the National Mall, the General Post Office Building, L'Enfant Plaza offices, the Barney Studio House, and miscellaneous other locations.
Topic:
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-013, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 04-013
See more items in:
Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-013

Records

Creator::
Heritage Preservation (Organization)  Search this
Extent:
39.1 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes) (0.1 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Posters
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Date:
1973-2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the history and activities of Heritage Preservation from its very beginnings as the National Conservation Advisory Council and the National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property. Among those areas documented include board meetings, workshops, the SOS! program, conservation awards, and annual meetings. People represented in the collection include R. M. Organ, Margiene H. Butler, Carolyn L. Rose, David Shute, and Lawrence L. Reger. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, financial records, transcripts, proposals, images, release forms, exhibition records, questionnaires, grant records, videotapes, audiocassettes, posters, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Historical Note:
In June 1973, a conference was held at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. It was called primarily to attempt to quantify the known conservation training needs in the United States as a while and to compare those needs with currently available capability for training. At the conference were directors of the then-existing training programs, representatives of public and private agencies potentially capable of proving financial support for conservation programs, and individuals with wide-ranging concerns about the nation's need for more and better conservation work.

Conference attendees recommended the establishment of an advisory council to provide a forum for coordinated planning and voluntary cooperation among existing and projected conservation training programs. Initial funding for the expenses of the organization was obtained from the National Museum Act. The group held its organizational meeting in November 1973 at the Arts and Industries Building in Washington, D.C. to develop further its structure and purpose and to adopt by-laws. The organization was named the National Conservation Advisory Council (NCAC), and its purpose was stated to be the provision of a national forum for planning and cooperation among institutions and programs concerned with the conservation of cultural property in museums, historic properties, libraries, archives and other types of collections in the United States.

Its first efforts included assessing national Conservation needs in training, research and publications; seeking ways to meet these needs; and studying the advisability of creating a national institute for conservation, including such laboratory facilities, training programs and other activities on a national basis as might be found to be appropriate.

The executive committee of the NCAC included: Chairman, Edward R. Gilbert, Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum; Vice Chairman, Charles Van Ravenswaay, Winterthur Museum; Executive Secretary, Gretchen Gayle, Smithsonian Institution; and members, Norbert S. Baer, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Robert L. Feller, National Gallery of Art Research Project, Mellon Institute, Sheldon Keck, Cooperstown Graduate Programs.

After these initial efforts, NCAC evolved to become a nonprofit, independent, public policy organization dedicated to preserving the cultural, historic, and scientific heritage of the United States. The organization has identified threats to collections and has responded with practical and pioneering solutions. Its special initiatives, reports, and programs have made decision makers, conservation professionals, and the general public aware of the immediate attention required to reduce the risks of losing America's cultural heritage.

NCAC later became known as the National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property (NIC), and then ultimately became Heritage Preservation in 1997.

Its members included museums, libraries, archives, conservation centers, and national associations and its mission was to preserve the nation's heritage for future generations through innovative leadership, education, and programs.

Heritage Preservation helped museums, libraries, and individuals with the best preservation advice from professional conservators through their publications. The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) helped small and mid-sized museums get the advice of professional conservators for their collections and historic buildings. Its Heritage Health Index survey was the first attempt to paint a national picture of the state of collections across a broad spectrum of institutions - museums, libraries, archives, historical societies, and scientific organizations.

Their Save Outdoor Sculpture! (SOS!) program served as a resource for identifying, documenting, and conserving outdoor sculpture nationwide.

SOS! advocated for the proper care of outdoor sculpture and provided the public with the tools necessary to garner local action, increase appreciation for sculpture, and improve the care of sculpture in both the short and long term. It encouraged a multifaceted approach to preservation: conservation treatment, public awareness, education, and long-term maintenance. It was a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and Heritage Preservation.
Topic:
Training  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Committees  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Collection management (Libraries)  Search this
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History -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Outdoor sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
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Newsletters
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Floppy disks
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Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
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Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-306, Heritage Preservation (Organization), Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-306
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-306

The disassembly and reassembly of an Egyptian limestone sculpture / Kathleen M. Garland and Joe C. Rogers

Author:
Garland, Kathleen M  Search this
Rogers, Joe C.  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Books
Place:
Egypt
Date:
1995
Topic:
Statues--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Portrait sculpture, Egyptian--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Limestone sculpture  Search this
Call number:
N8560 .S33
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_662220

Sculptural monuments in an outdoor environment : a conference held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, November 2, 1983 / edited by Virginia Norton Naudé

Author:
Naudé, Virginia Norton 1939-  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Fairmount Park Art Association  Search this
Physical description:
116 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
Bronzes--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Outdoor sculpture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
NB1230.S38 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_244255

Dialogue/89 : the conservation of bronze sculpture in the outdoor environment : a dialogue among conservators, curators, environmental scientists, and corrosion engineers / [Terry Drayman-Weisser, editor]

Title:
Dialogue 89
Conservation of bronze sculptures in the outdoor environment
Author:
Drayman, Terry S  Search this
National Association of Corrosion Engineers  Search this
Getty Conservation Institute  Search this
Johns Hopkins University  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 390 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Bronzes--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Outdoor sculpture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
NK7904.5 .D53 1992
NK7904.5.D53 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_430804

Sui dai gu shi diao Achu fo tou xiang fu gui ji shi / [zhu bian Sui dai gu shi diao Achu fo tou xiang fu gui ji shi bian ji xiao zu]

Title:
隋代古石雕阿〓佛頭像復歸紀實 / [主編隋代古石雕阿〓佛頭像復歸紀實編輯小組]
Achu fo tou xiang
阿〓佛頭像
Author:
Sui dai gu shi diao Achu fo tou xiang fu gui ji shi bian ji xiao zu  Search this
Subject:
Akṣobhya (Buddhist deity)  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 86 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm. + 1 CD-ROM
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Shandong Sheng
Taiwan
Date:
2003
Three kingdoms-Sui dynasty, 220-618
Topic:
Buddhist sculpture  Search this
Buddhist sculpture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Stone carving--History  Search this
Call number:
NB1912.B83 S86 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_864403

The Akshobhya Buddha statue's head : its odyssey, return and restoration

Title:
Its odyssey, return and restoration
Subject:
Akṣobhya (Buddhist deity)  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 59 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm. + 1 CD-ROM
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Shandong Sheng
Taiwan
Date:
2003
C2003
Three kingdoms-Sui dynasty, 220-618
Topic:
Buddhist sculpture  Search this
Buddhist sculpture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Stone carving--History  Search this
Call number:
NB1912.B83 S8613 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_864404

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