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Slide Set

Collection Creator:
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 9-10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1974-1979
Scope and Contents:
Includes slides of the Art Asia Gallery, travel, sketches, a childhood photo album, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and other subjects.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Miye Matsukata papers, circa 1900-1982, bulk 1964-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Miye Matsukata papers
Miye Matsukata papers / Series 11: Photographic Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d1883604-a268-4f7d-8121-f70d8bf632dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-matsmiye-ref372

Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Subject:
Lewisohn, Margaret  Search this
Liebman, Aline Meyer  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan  Search this
Hochschild, Walter  Search this
Fiene, Ernest  Search this
Friedman, Arnold  Search this
Bourgeois, Stephan  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Of, George F. (George Ferdinand)  Search this
Rothbart, Albert  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Vogelstein, Ludwig  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Writings
Diaries
Photographs
Citation:
Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5735
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208574
AAA_collcode_blueosca
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Architecture & Design
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208574
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William Frederick Stecher papers, 1889-1918

Creator:
Stecher, William Frederick, 1864-1940  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
William Frederick Stecher papers, 1889-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7337
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209490
AAA_collcode_stecwill
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209490

Carl Christ Wilhelm Gallwitz diary, 1820-1832

Creator:
Gallwitz, Carl Christ Wilhelm, 1800-1845  Search this
Subject:
Jarrett, Helen Fretz  Search this
Citation:
Carl Christ Wilhelm Gallwitz diary, 1820-1832. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8167
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210338
AAA_collcode_gallcarl
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210338

Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk 1895-1999

Creator:
Beach, Chester, 1881-1956  Search this
Subject:
Winter, Ezra  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William  Search this
Allen, Mary Jester  Search this
Beach, Eleanor Murdock  Search this
Piexotto, Jessica B.  Search this
Couper, William  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude  Search this
Carrington, Fitz Roy  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard  Search this
Greacen, Edmund W.  Search this
Fitchen, Eleanor Beach  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Kuhn, Brenda  Search this
Jackson, Hazel Brill  Search this
Jennewein, Carl Paul  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis)  Search this
Leibig, Bonnie  Search this
Nelson, Laurence  Search this
Nisbet, Robert H.  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Frontier Art Colony  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Salon d'automne  Search this
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk 1895-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculptors, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Eclecticism in architecture  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculpture -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Sculpture -- Economic aspects  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8873
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211058
AAA_collcode_beacches
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211058
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Xavier Gonzalez papers, 1908-1997

Creator:
Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993  Search this
Subject:
Arpa Perea, José  Search this
Edwards, Ethel  Search this
Osver, Arthur  Search this
Adams, Philip Rhys  Search this
Spanish Institute (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Travel sketches
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Prints
Place:
Egypt -- description and travel
Citation:
Xavier Gonzalez papers, 1908-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8980
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211167
AAA_collcode_gonzxavi
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211167
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Carl N. Werntz papers, 1910-1952

Creator:
Werntz, Carl N. (Carl Newland), 1874-1944  Search this
Subject:
Ray, Man  Search this
Place:
Africa -- description and travel
Taiwan -- description and travel
Oceania -- Description and travel
Citation:
Carl N. Werntz papers, 1910-1952. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9699
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211927
AAA_collcode_werncarl
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211927

James Daugherty papers, 1904-1978

Creator:
Daugherty, James Henry, 1889-1974  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
James Daugherty papers, 1904-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6372
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215234
AAA_collcode_daugjame
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215234

Benson Bond Moore papers, 1902-1995

Creator:
Moore, Benson Bond, 1882-1974  Search this
Subject:
Seaton, Charles  Search this
Bransom, Paul  Search this
Sayre, Francis Bowes  Search this
Rolle, A. H. O. (August H. O.)  Search this
Lyon, Rowland  Search this
Lowe, James Russell  Search this
Cornett, Robert G.  Search this
Clark, Herbert F.  Search this
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy  Search this
Society of Animal Artists  Search this
Washington Landscape Club  Search this
Type:
Etchings
Christmas cards
Paintings
Drawings
Travel sketches
Sketches
Poems
Awards
Photographs
Prints
Scrapbooks
Place:
New York (State)
Citation:
Benson Bond Moore papers, 1902-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Artists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Etchers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6095
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216268
AAA_collcode_moorbens
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216268
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Kate Steinitz papers

Creator:
Steinitz, Kate Traumann, 1889-1975  Search this
Names:
Bauhaus  Search this
Berlinische Galerie  Search this
Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana  Search this
Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
Berg, Ilse  Search this
Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985  Search this
Gabo, Naum, 1890-1977  Search this
Graeff, Werner, 1901-1978  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Höch, Hannah, 1889-1978  Search this
Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519  Search this
Lissitzky, El, 1890-1941  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Nebel, Otto, 1892-1973  Search this
Schwitters, Kurt, 1887-1948  Search this
van Biema, Carrie  Search this
Extent:
4.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Manuscripts
Journals (accounts)
Collages
Paintings
Greeting cards
Visitors' books
Travel diaries
Date:
circa 1910-2002
Summary:
The papers of artist, collector, librarian, and scholar Kate Steinitz measure 4.3 linear feet and date from circa 1910 to 2002. The collection documents Steinitz's life and career in Germany and the United States through biographical material; correspondence; writings, including manuscripts and travel diaries; exhibition files; personal business records; printed material; travel scrapbooks; artwork; and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist, collector, librarian, and scholar Kate Steinitz measure 4.3 linear feet and date from circa 1910 to 2002. The collection documents Steinitz's life and career in Germany and the United States through biographical material; correspondence; writings, including manuscripts and travel diaries; exhibition files; personal business records; printed material; travel scrapbooks; artwork; and photographs.

Biographical material consists of life and travel documents, various membership cards, news clippings, and memorial cards. Also included are letters of recommendation, a resume, and an award from the president of Germany.

Correspondence is with friends, family, colleagues, and various organizations. Artists represented include Carrie van Biema, El Lissitzky, Piet Mondrian, and others. Correspondence with arts organizations include San Francisco Museum of Art, Berlinische Galerie, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, and others.

Published writings by Steinitz include articles, books, and book reviews. Unpublished writings include two travel diaries and an illustrated journal, an autobiographical essay with a sketch of the Traumann family tree, manuscripts, lectures, poems, and notes. Writings by others include a guest register with sketches and comments by visitors, a memorial speech, biographical essays, and miscellaneous notes.

Steinitz's professional activities during her career as a librarian and curator of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana are documented through published articles and books, informal reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, sketches, and photographs.

Files pertaining to exhibitions of Steinitz's artwork and collection are documented through three exhibition catalogs, correspondence, inventories, photographs, and printed ephemera. Materials related to the Schwitters-Steinitz Collection, which was compiled by Steinitz and is available at the National Gallery of Art Library in Washington, D.C., include a finding aid and photocopies documenting the exhibition Collaborative Works by Kate Steinitz and Kurt Schwitters from the Schwitters-Steinitz Collection (1994).

Personal business records include an appraisal of Steinitz's art and book collection. Documents pertaining to Steinitz's publishing activities include sales agreements and legal services rendered for the book Kurt Schwitters: A Portrait from Life (1968) written by Steinitz and contracts with Whitman Publishing Company for a children's book by Tom Seidmann-Freud.

Printed material consists of published illustrations and stationary by Steinitz; clippings about Steinitz, Kurt Schwitters, and others; reproductions of artwork; and miscellaneous invitations and announcements. Also found are three children's books written and illustrated by Tom Seidmann-Freud and a book of poems with an illustrated book jacket by Joachin Ringelnatz.

Steinitz's personal and professional trips to Europe are documented through six travel scrapbooks which include sketches, photographs, notes, and printed ephemera such as postcards, receipts, and maps.

Artwork by Steinitz consists of travel sketches and a mock-up sketch for the book Manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci: Their History, With a Description of the Manuscript Editions in Facsimile (1948). Artwork by others includes miscellaneous sketches, prints, and paintings. Of note are greeting cards with prints by Werner Graeff and a collage by Otto Nebel.

Photographs and negatives consist of portraits and snapshots of Steinitz as well as family, friends, and artists. Photographs by Steinitz include a self-portrait and images of artists, artwork, and Bauhaus architecture. Photographs of Steinitz's apartments in Los Angeles include images of a Man Ray table that was given to Jake Zeitlin. Artists represented include Piet Mondrian, Naum Gabo, Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Höch, El Lissitzky, Marc Chagall, George Grosz, and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1915-1976 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1922-1998 (Boxes 1-2; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1921-2002 (Box 2; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, 1948-1989 (Boxes 2-3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1939-2001 (Box 3; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1938-1993 (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1913-2002 (Boxes 3-5; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 8: Travel Scrapbooks, 1966-1974 (Box 4; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1928-1974 ( Boxes 4-5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographic Material, circa 1910-1979 (Boxes 4-5; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Kate Steinitz (1889-1975) was an artist, collector, librarian, and scholar who worked in Berlin and Hanover, Germany and Los Angeles, California. Steinitz was born in Beuthen, Silesia, Germany, (now Poland) to Arnold and Magdelena Traumann; the family relocated to Berlin in 1899. From 1908 to 1911, Steinitz studied drawing and painting under Käthe Kollwitz and Lovis Corinth and attended lectures by art historian, Heinrich Wölfflin. While visiting Paris with her mother in 1912, Steinitz continued her studies at the Sorbonne and Académie de la Grande Chaumière.

Steinitz married physician, Ernst Steinitz in 1913. The couple had three daughters including Ilse, Lotti, and Beate. In 1917, the family moved to Hanover, Germany. Over the next 17 years, the Steinitz household served as a salon for visiting artists including Naum Gabo, Hannah Höch, El Lissitzky, and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Visitors' notes and drawings from this era are documented in Steinitz's guestbook, Zu Gast bei Kate Steinitz, published by Galerie Gmurzynska in 1977.

Steinitz was most active as a fine artist while living in Hanover. Her paintings under glass were first exhibited in 1921 at Herbert von Garvens' gallery. Steinitz had her first solo exhibition in 1922 at the Gurlitt Gallery in Berlin. In 1926, her work was included in the International Exhibition of Modern Art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.

Steinitz also collected art and her collection included artworks by El Lissitzky, Kurt Schwitters, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Auguste Rodin, Otto Nebel, Franz Marc, and others. In 1925, she collaborated with German artist Kurt Schwitters and Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg on Die Scheuche Märchen, a typographic children's book published by Aposs and Merz Verlag. Steinitz and Schwitters also collaborated on Der Zusammenstoss, an opera libretto. Steinitz compiled an archival collection documenting Schwitters' life and career which was later acquired by the National Gallery of Art Library in Washington, D.C. in 1976.

As a journalist, Steinitz wrote about art and lifestyle topics for newspapers and magazines in Hanover and Berlin. Growing Nazi influences caused the family to leave Germany for New York City in 1936. As Chairman of the Art Committee of Friendship House, a cultural organization for refugees, Steinitz organized the New Americans (1939-1940) exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculpture by European refugees at the World's Fair in New York.

After finalizing her U.S. citizenship in 1944, Steinitz relocated to Los Angeles where she resided for the remainder of her life. From 1945 to 1961, she served as a librarian for Elmer Belt's Leonardo da Vinci library. When Belt donated the library to the University of California, Los Angeles in 1961, Steinitz was named honorary curator of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana. In 1969, Steinitz's literary contributions on Leonardo da Vinci earned her an invitation to deliver the lecture for the IX Lettura Vinciana in Venice, Italy.

The biographical information included here draws upon the following sources: Wilson Library Bulletin, Vol. 45 (1970) and Kate Steinitz: Art into Life into Art, exhibition catalog, Severin Wunderman Museum (1994).
Related Materials:
Kate Steinitz compiled a collection of archival materials about German artist and writer Kurt Schwitters and donated the materials to the National Gallery of Art Library located in Washington, D.C.

Kate Traumann Steinitz papers are also located at UCLA Library Special Collections.
Provenance:
The Kate Steinitz papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1999 by Ilse Berg, daughter of Kate Steinitz.
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.
Occupation:
Librarians -- Germany  Search this
Art historians -- Germany  Search this
Librarians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Illustrators -- Germany  Search this
Illustrators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Curators -- Germany  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Private collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Germany  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Manuscripts
Journals (accounts)
Collages
Paintings
Greeting cards
Visitors' books
Travel diaries
Citation:
Kate Steinitz papers, circa 1910-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.steikate
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c048e0ef-0901-463d-89c4-3b7cebdff828
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-steikate
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Artwork

Collection Creator:
Candido, Anthony, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
9.5 Linear feet (Box 3-19, OV 22)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-2013
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the collection, artwork includes sketches, sketchbooks, drawings, and paintings on paper. Candido worked with different mediums including pencil, ink, crayon, paint, and marker. Many of the sketchbooks are annotated and focus on various studies including "Architectural Drawings" and "Existence Series." The materials document and describe Candido's artistic process and contain Candido's ruminations about art and friendship. Often depicted are human forms, self-portraits, portraits of Nancy Meehan, interiors of rooms, the view from Candido's Manhattan apartment, and human heads. Also included are travel sketchbooks of Japan and other countries created in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The travel sketches depict Japanese water and rocks and some of Candido's studies of the human head. Also included are handmade holiday cards from 1968 and 1969.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own.
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.
Collection Citation:
Anthony Candido papers, 1950-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.candanth, Series 9
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Anthony Candido papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw948850a17-599c-4d18-b73b-b9caa9322ebd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-candanth-ref9

Benson Bond Moore papers

Creator:
Moore, Benson Bond, 1882-1974  Search this
Names:
Society of Animal Artists  Search this
Washington Landscape Club  Search this
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949  Search this
Bransom, Paul, 1885-  Search this
Clark, Herbert F.  Search this
Cornett, Robert G.  Search this
Lowe, James Russell  Search this
Lyon, Rowland, 1904-  Search this
Rolle, A. H. O. (August H. O.), 1875-1940  Search this
Sayre, Francis Bowes, 1885-1972  Search this
Seaton, Charles  Search this
Extent:
5.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Etchings
Christmas cards
Paintings
Drawings
Travel sketches
Sketches
Poems
Awards
Photographs
Prints
Scrapbooks
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1902-1995
Summary:
The papers of printmaker and landscape painter Benson Bond Moore date from 1902 to 1995 and measure 5.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, letters, scattered personal business records, notes and writings, twelve scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also contain extensive artwork in the form of drawings and sketches, etchings, lithographs, and a few oil paintings.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of printmaker and landscape painter Benson Bond Moore date from 1902 to 1995 and measure 5.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, letters, scattered personal business records, notes and writings, twelve scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also contain extensive artwork in the form of drawings and sketches, etchings, lithographs, and a few oil paintings.

Biographical material includes genealogical notes, biographical accounts, a baptismal record, marriage license, driver's license, membership cards, an award medal and ribbons, a death certificate, and address books.

Letters are incoming only from friends and colleagues, including Christmas cards from Clifford K. Berryman, Paul Bransom, James Russell Lowe, Rowland Lyon, and Francis Bowes Sayre. There is also a photocopy of a letter from Lou Henry Hoover.

Personal business records include a copy of a patent for Moore's design for an artist's kit, a deed for Moore's father's gallery, priced labels for art work in various media, lists of art work, price lists, records of art work sold, bank account records, miscellaneous receipts, and a ledger concerning Moore's works left in trust after his death.

Notes and writings consist of nine poems by Moore, lists of titles of art work sold, lists of art work by others, and a funeral registry book listing mourners' names. The most notable item in this series is a log book of The Ramblers containing a typescript describing the history of this early 20th century art club.

Art work comprises the most significant series in the collection. It includes 1040 drawings, 43 watercolor sketches, 526 etchings, 187 lithographs, 8 paintings and 5 relief sculptures. Subjects depicted are primarily wildlife and nature, landscapes, seascapes, and scenes of towns and notable buildings primarily in and around Washington, D.C. There are scattered portrait drawings and etchings by Moore of fellow artists Herbert F. Clark, Robert G. Cornett, August H. O. Rolle, and Charles Seaton. There are also 5 bas-relief sculptures.

Twelve scrapbooks contain prints by Moore, letters, printed materials, and photographs of Moore and his artwork. Scrapbook 10 contains a photograph of a Landscape Club banquet at the Cosmos Club.

Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, a prospectus from the Society of Animal Artists, book Animals of American History illustrated by Paul Bransom, miscellaneous booklets and brochures concerning art-related topics, travel brochures for New York State, and reproductions of art works.

Photographs are of Benson Bond Moore, his family, residence, colleagues including members of The Ramblers painting outdoors, and of art work. There are also travel photographs of locations in the United States.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1908-1974 (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1912-1993 (Box 1; 40 folders)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1924-1994 (Box 1-2; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Notes and Writings, 1902-1974 (Box 2; 8 folders)

Series 5: Art Work, 1904-1991 (Box 2-4, 6, OV 8; 2.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1919-1973 (Box 4, 7; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1916-1995 (Box 5-6, OV 8; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1924-1971 (Box 5-7, OV 8; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Benson Bond Moore (1882-1974) of Washington, D.C. and Sarasota, Florida, was a printmaker, landscape painter, art teacher, and picture restorer.

Benson Bond Moore was born on August 13, 1882 in Washington, D.C., the first child of Caroline and John Benson Moore. From an early age, Moore assisted his father in his picture restoring business. In 1902, he was employed by the Maurice Joyce Photo-Engraving Co., and soon afterwards produced a series of technical drawings for Alexander Graham Bell.

Moore studied at the Corcoran School of Art, and, in 1914, he joined The Ramblers (later the Washington Landscape Club), a group of artists who went on painting and drawing expeditions in the environs of Washington, D.C. Moore taught etching at the private Hill School of Art and was an active member of many regional art associations. He was also a founding member of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society. Following the death of his wife Florence (Flossie) in the early 1950s, Moore moved to Sarasota, Florida.

Benson Bond Moore died on October 30, 1974 in Sarasota, Florida.
Separated Material:
Printmaking tools, lithographic plates, and a 24 x 30 inch display board exhibiting specimen prints and plates and a pocket barometer were transferred to the National Museum of American History, Department of Information Technology and Society.
Provenance:
The Benson Bond Moore papers were donated by Barbara Nikla and John J. Lyons in 1996, as representatives of the estate of the artist's sister-in-law, Mary Jane Moore. Additional material was donated 1997 from the estate by other relatives, Martha Sigmon and her sister Georgia King.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Landscape painting -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Artists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Etchers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Etchings
Christmas cards
Paintings
Drawings
Travel sketches
Sketches
Poems
Awards
Photographs
Prints
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Benson Bond Moore papers, 1902-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.moorbens
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Benson Bond Moore papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a6d4386d-5c66-4461-9c49-4324c6416bb6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moorbens

Eero Saarinen illustrated note to Florence Knoll Bassett

Creator:
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Knoll Bassett, Florence, 1917-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Helsingfors, Finland
Date:
1935 or 1936
Citation:
Eero Saarinen. Eero Saarinen illustrated note to Florence Knoll Bassett, 1935 or 1936. Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12185
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Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12185

Eero Saarinen illustrated diagram to Florence Knoll Bassett

Creator:
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Knoll Bassett, Florence, 1917-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1935 or 1936
Citation:
Eero Saarinen. Eero Saarinen illustrated diagram to Florence Knoll Bassett, 1935 or 1936. Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Travel sketches  Search this
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12186
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Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12186

Eero Saarinen travel sketches to Florence Knoll Bassett

Creator:
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Knoll Bassett, Florence, 1917-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1935 or 1936
Citation:
Eero Saarinen. Eero Saarinen travel sketches to Florence Knoll Bassett, 1935 or 1936. Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Travel sketches  Search this
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12187
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Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12187
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Sketchbook of travel in the Middle East and Europe

Creator:
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
Egypt
Date:
1878
Citation:
Lockwood De Forest. Sketchbook of travel in the Middle East and Europe, 1878. Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12190
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Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1980, bulk 1870-1930
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12190

Elihu Vedder travel diary

Creator:
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Type:
Writings
Place:
Egypt
Date:
between 1889 and 1891
Citation:
Elihu Vedder. Elihu Vedder travel diary, between 1889 and 1891. Elihu Vedder papers, 1804-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Travel diaries  Search this
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13019
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Elihu Vedder papers, 1804-1969, bulk 1840-1923
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13019

William Penhallow Henderson diary

Creator:
Henderson, William Penhallow, 1877-1943  Search this
Subject:
Henderson, William Penhallow  Search this
Type:
Writings
Place:
Europe
Date:
1902
Citation:
William Penhallow Henderson. William Penhallow Henderson diary, 1902. William Penhallow Henderson papers, 1876-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Travel diaries  Search this
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14750
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William Penhallow Henderson papers, 1876-1987, bulk 1876-1943
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14750

Lockwood de Forest travel sketchbook

Creator:
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1880 and 1881
Citation:
Lockwood De Forest. Lockwood de Forest travel sketchbook, between 1880 and 1881. Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14891
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Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1980, bulk 1870-1930
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14891

Peter Blume sketching on a boat

Subject:
Blume, Peter  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1960
Citation:
Peter Blume sketching on a boat, circa 1960. Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Boat travel  Search this
Sketching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16330
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Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16330

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