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John Wilson papers, circa 1939-1993

Creator:
Wilson, John Woodrow, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Citation:
John Wilson papers, circa 1939-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
African American sculptors  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6395
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215365
AAA_collcode_wilsjohn
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215365

Distinctly American : the photography of Wright Morris / essays by Alan Trachtenberg and Ralph Lieberman

Author:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Morris, Wright 1910-  Search this
Lieberman, Ralph  Search this
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University  Search this
Subject:
Morris, Wright 1910- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Morris, Wright 1910- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
140 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Place:
Middle West
Date:
2002
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .M67 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_745959

American daguerreotypes from the Matthew R. Isenburg collection : exhibition and catalogue / prepared by Richard S. Field and Robin Jaffee Frank ; introduction by Matthew R. Isenburg ; essay by Alan Trachtenberg

Author:
Isenburg, Matthew R  Search this
Field, Richard S  Search this
Frank, Robin Jaffee  Search this
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Yale University Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Isenburg, Matthew R Photograph collections  Search this
Physical description:
126 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
[1989]
Topic:
Daguerreotype--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
TR365 .A512 1989
TR365.A512 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_395193

Reading American photographs : images as history : Mathew Brady to Walker Evans / Alan Trachtenberg

Author:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
TR820.5 .T75 1989
TR820.5.T75 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378683

Photography in nineteenth-century America / edited by Martha A. Sandweiss ; with essays by Alan Trachtenberg ... [et al.]

Author:
Sandweiss, Martha A  Search this
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 335 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
19th century
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Call number:
TR23 .P57 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_415536

Democratic vistas: 1860-1880. Edited, with introd. and notes, by Alan Trachtenberg

Author:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 368 p. illus., facsims. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1970
[1970]
1865-1918
Topic:
Civilization  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
E169.1 .T75
E169.1.T75
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_4928

Reading American photographs : images as history, Mather Brady to Walker Evans / Alan Trachtenberg

Author:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
1990, c1989
Topic:
Documentary photography--History  Search this
Photography in historiography  Search this
Call number:
TR820.5 .T75 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_497503

Heber Springs portraits : continuity and change in the world Disfarmer photographed / Toba Pato Tucker ; essay by Alan Trachtenberg

Author:
Tucker, Toba  Search this
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Subject:
Disfarmer, Mike 1884-1959 Influence  Search this
Disfarmer, Mike 1884-1959 Disfarmer  Search this
Tucker, Toba  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 104 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arkansas
Heber Springs
Heber Springs (Ark.)
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
TR647.T914 T83 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_502825

Multiple exposure : the group portrait in photography / Leslie Tonkonow, guest curator ; essays by Leslie Tonkonow and Alan Trachtenberg

Author:
Tonkonow, Leslie  Search this
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Bruce Museum  Search this
University of Virginia Art Museum  Search this
Oakville Galleries  Search this
Independent Curators Incorporated  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. ; 23 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Portraits, Group  Search this
Call number:
TR680 .M96 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_499216

John Wilson papers

Creator:
Wilson, John, 1922-2015  Search this
Interviewer:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Extent:
5 Microfilm reels
1 Cassette (Sound recording, analog)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Cassettes
Drawings
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Date:
circa 1939-1993
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter, sculptor, illustrator, printmaker, and educator John Woodrow Wilson contains biographical material such as autobiographical notes, school records, personal documents, and a bibliography; personal and business correspondence, undated and 1938-1993; files on the New York City Board of Education, 1959-1965, regarding his teaching; and project files, including Wilson's submission for the competition for a Frederick Douglass statue, Eternal Presence, Father and Child Reading, and Wilson's monuments and bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. Correspondents represented include the Albany Institute of History and Art, Atlanta University, Carnegie Institute, Ebony, David Porter of the G Place Gallery, the Institute of Modern Art, Alain Locke, Gloria May, the Museum of Modern Art, Frederick G. Rice, and Hale Woodruff.

Also included in the collection are files on exhibitions; notebooks, 1958-1960; lesson plans, 1959, 1963; notes, writings, and lectures, circa 1945-1993; transcripts of interviews of Wilson and related correspondence, 1978-1987; legal material, 1978; financial records 1944-1991, including a notebook of sales and expenses 1945-1950; photographs, 1940-1990, of Wilson, his work, sculpture, and exhibition installations; a scrapbook, 1939-1967; artwork, including sketchbooks, 1970-1992, life studies completed as a student, 1939-1947, and miscellaneous art work, 1939-1992; and printed material, 1939-1993, including exhibition catalogs, illustrated books and book jackets, and ephemera. The collection also includes a copy of a sound recording of an interview of Wilson conducted by Alan Trachtenberg, circa 1979 (untranscribed).
Biographical / Historical:
John Woodrow Wilson (1922-2015) was an African American painter, sculptor, illustrator, printmaker, and educator in Boston, Massachusetts. Wilson studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston under Ture Bengtz and Karl Zerbe, graduating in 1945. He lived in Paris through the MFA fellowship and studied with modern artist Fernand Leger. He then attended Tufts University, graduating in 1947. Wilson received a John Hay Whitney fellowship and lived in Mexico for five years with his wife, Julie Kowtich. After his return from Mexico in 1956, Wilson made artwork for Chicago labor unions and taught in New York City before returning to teach at Boston University in 1964. During his career, Wilson won competitions to execute statues of Martin Luther King, Jr. for the city of Buffalo, New York and for the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1993 by John W. Wilson, except for the 1979 sound recording which he lent for copying.
Restrictions:
Microfilm portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of untranscribed interview requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
African American sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.wilsjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ea018d94-6ec4-4d8f-9d56-9428d4c92e78
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wilsjohn

Trachtenberg, Alan

Collection Creator:
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995  Search this
Container:
Box 207, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Melvin Kranzberg Papers, 1934-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Melvin Kranzberg Papers
Melvin Kranzberg Papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep853b32578-c5d6-4795-a0c4-8a47e5dbdfc6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0266-ref3281

Trachtenberg, Alan

Container:
Box 2 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 569, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. United States Studies Program, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0569-refidd1e1201

Shades of Hiawatha : staging Indians, making Americans: 1880-1930/ Alan Trachtenberg

Author:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Subject:
Hiawatha active 15th century  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth 1807-1882 Song of Hiawatha  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 369 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
United States
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Public opinion  Search this
Indians in popular culture  Search this
Ethnic identity  Search this
Indians in literature  Search this
Immigrants in literature  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_762416

Documenting America, 1935-1943 / edited by Carl Fleischhauer and Beverly W. Brannan ; essays by Lawrence W. Levine and Alan Trachtenberg

Author:
Fleischhauer, Carl  Search this
Brannan, Beverly W. 1946-  Search this
Levine, Lawrence W  Search this
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 361 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
©1988
20th century
1933-1945
Topic:
Documentary photography--History  Search this
History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
E806.D616 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_360892

The incorporation of America : culture and society in the gilded age / Alan Trachtenberg

Author:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 272 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
1982
1865-1918
Topic:
Civilization  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822748

Original Disfarmer photographs / edited by Steven Kasher ; with an essay by Alan Trachtenberg and a foreword by Steven Kasher

Title:
Mike Disfarmer
Author:
Disfarmer, Mike 1884-1959  Search this
Kasher, Steven  Search this
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Subject:
Disfarmer, Mike 1884-1959  Search this
Physical description:
239 p. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Arkansas
Heber Springs
Heber Springs (Ark.)
Date:
2005
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Biography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_812701

The city: American experience [compiled by] Alan Trachtenberg, Peter Neill [and] Peter C. Bunnell

Author:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Neill, Peter 1941-  Search this
Bunnell, Peter C  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 620 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
Topic:
College readers  Search this
Call number:
PE1122 .T7X
PE1122.T7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_7596

Lincoln's smile and other enigmas / Alan Trachtenberg

Author:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 378 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
American literature--History and criticism  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_817577

Weegee : murder is my business / Brian Wallis

Author:
Weegee 1899-1968  Search this
Squiers, Carol 1948-  Search this
Wallis, Brian 1953-  Search this
Meyer, Richard 1966-  Search this
Portnoy, Eddy  Search this
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
International Center of Photography  Search this
Subject:
Weegee 1899-1968  Search this
International Center of Photography  Search this
Physical description:
263 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.), facsims., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2013
Topic:
Photojournalism  Search this
Legal photography  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1036950

Brooklyn Bridge, fact and symbol

Author:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Subject:
New York and Brooklyn Bridge  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 182 p. illus. (part col.) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
Call number:
TG25.N53 T7
TG25.N53T7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20622

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