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Paul Travis films

Creator:
Travis, Paul Bough, 1891-1975  Search this
Extent:
5 Film reels (2 hours 24 minutes, black-and-white silent; 3810 feet, 16mm)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Nyoro (African people)  Search this
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Bira (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
Africa, Southern
Africa, North
Africa, East
Europe
Date:
1927-1928
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot by artist Paul Travis during a trip through Africa and Southern Europe during 1927 and 1928.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds the Paul B. Travis papers, 1925-1989.
Provenance:
Received from the Archives of American Art in 1989.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Paul Travis films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1989.17
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9db08a5ef-20ed-4312-9486-95937a25e560
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1989-17

African Travel Footage

Collection Creator:
Travis, Paul Bough, 1891-1975  Search this
Extent:
4 Film reels (2 hours 6 minutes, black-and-white silent; 3428 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1927-1928
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot while Travis was on sabbatical leave from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Film documents his travels along the "Cape-to-Cairo" route begun by Cecil Rhodes. Footage includes: street scenes in Cape Town and indigenous dwellings along the South African train route; street scenes in Mombassa, Kenya; Mt. Kilamanjaro in Tanganyika (Tanzania); Hindu stone masons in Nairobi, Kenya; scenes in the Kikuyu Native Reserve; a Lumbwa harvest dance and Christmas service; Tutsi war dance at Billingyama, Ruanda; Africans (probably Banyoro) poling canoes on Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda; colonial labor parties on roadwork in the Belgian Congo (Zaire); Manbetu chief in feathered headdress at Ekibondi Village; Pygmy dance sequences; Congo elephant farm at Dungu, Belgian Congo; and street scenes and bazaars in Cairo, Egypt.

Legacy Keywords: Dancing ceremonies Kenya Congo ; Drumming Matabele Bira Mangbetu Rhodesia Belgian Congo ; Meals cooking South Africa ; Houses African house types ; Markets marketwomen Kenya Egypt ; Housebuilding African European ; Boats dugouts Lake Bunyoni ; Masonry Hindi masons Nairobi ; Garb ethnic Massai Kikuyu Mangbetu ; Adornment ear ornamentation Kikuyu ; Hair treatment of Massai Mangbetu ; Tea harvesting of plantations Kenya ; Cattle animal husbandry Nilotic ; Feathers use of in headdress Lumbwa Kenya ; Weapons spears Massai Lumbwa ; Musical instruments drums horns Lumbwa ; Smoking pipes Ruanda ; Roads construction of by natives Belgium Congo ; Mutilation lip discs Ubangi ; Elephants training of Congo Elephant Farm ; Streets bazzar Cairo ; Architecture Cairo ; Ceremony Mangbetu Bira Belgian Congo ; Language and culture; Cape Town (South Africa) ; Nairobi (Kenya) ; Dungi, Belgium Congo ; Lake Bunyoni, Ruanda ; Mt. Kilamanjaro, Kenya ; Lake Chihaffi, Ruanda ; Mufumbiro Mountains ; Billingyana, Belgian Congo ; Ekibondi (village), Belgian Congo ; Cairo (Egypt) ; Africa ; Hindi Nairobi ; Masai (African people) ; Lumbwa ; Wattusi ; Ubangi
Local Number:
HSFA 1989.17.1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Paul Travis films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Paul Travis films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc90542addb-0169-474a-958b-b962c24a3a79
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1989-17-ref1

Travel Footage: Greece and Italy

Collection Creator:
Travis, Paul Bough, 1891-1975  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (18 minutes, black-and-white silent; 382 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1927
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot while traveling in Greece and Italy. Scenes of Greece include harbor activities, Greek ruins including the Parthenon and Acropolis, Athen streets, and a military parade. Scenes in Florence, Italy include workers along the Arno River, street activities, and the Palazzo Vecchio. Scenes in Venice, Italy include canals and bridges, gondolas, and Piazza di San Marco. Footage also includes views of traveling through the countryside and the Seine River in Paris.
Local Number:
HSFA 1989.17.2
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Paul Travis films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Paul Travis films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc92cd3d8ad-23e9-49f6-b023-f11900b1ef1e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1989-17-ref2

William Mathewson Milliken papers

Creator:
Milliken, William Mathewson, 1889-1978  Search this
Names:
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Ohio)  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000  Search this
Dronig, Wolfgang  Search this
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998  Search this
Keller, Henry G., 1869-1949  Search this
Martin, Kurt, 1899-  Search this
Parsons, Harold Woodbury, 1883-1967  Search this
Travis, Paul Bough, 1891-1975  Search this
Extent:
4.6 Linear feet ((on 10 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1970
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; biographical data; photographs; artists files; writings; financial material; a travel diary; and miscellany.
REEL 600: Correspondence, December 1933-August 1935, comprising 88 letters between Milliken, head of the Cleveland section of the PWAP, and applying artists, the Treasury Department, and other officials of the program. In addition there are progress reports on artists' work done in the Cleveland section of PWAP, December 1933-May 1934, extensive lists of artists' projects giving city, building, and description of work, and miscellaneous papers.
REEL 684: Typescript of an unpublished book "Stories Behind the Museum Collection," a 254 page history of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, written by Milliken. The history begins with the museum's inception in 1913. The date of the writing is ca. 1970.
REEL 1096: Copy of William Milliken's autobiography, 530 p.
REELS 1273-1279: Correspondence; biographical data; photographs; poems; lectures; addresses; radio talks; receipts and invoices for art objects given to the Cleveland Museum of Art; a travel diary, 1954-1955; and miscellany. There are files on Bernhard Berenson, Clarence Carter, Marshall Fredericks, Henry Keller, Wolfgang Dronig, Kurt Martin, Harold Parsons, Paul Travis, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director; Cleveland, Ohio; d. 1978. Milliken was the curator of the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1919-1958, and director of the museum from 1930-1958.
Provenance:
Photostats on reel 600 donated by Cleveland Museum of Art; material on reel 684 lent for microfilming 1973 by William M. Milliken; material on reels 1096 and 1273-1279 donated 1974-1977 by William M. Milliken.
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:
Museum curators -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Museum directors -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Ohio -- Cleveland
Identifier:
AAA.millwilm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a2e613ef-27fe-41f7-a87f-17e643f676e4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-millwilm

Frank N. Wilcox papers

Creator:
Wilcox, Frank N. (Frank Nelson), b. 1887  Search this
Names:
Blanock, Paul J.  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998  Search this
Keller, Henry G., 1869-1949  Search this
Kent, Norman, 1903-1972  Search this
Potter, Horace E., b. 1873  Search this
Travis, Paul Bough, 1891-1975  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet ((on 5 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1906-1976
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; writings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; sketches and sketchbooks; photographs; clippings; and miscellany.
REELS 1035-1036: A manuscript of an unpublished autobiography "written primarily to record the circumstances of the Art World in the City of Cleveland during my lifetime and from the point of view of the participant." In addition there are essays by Wilcox on art; transcribed letters written to his family from Europe, 1910-1911; an 8 page paper on Wilcox by Paul J. Blanock; magazine articles, reproductions, clippings; and exhibition catalogs and announcements.
REELS 1148-1149: 34 letters received from Paul Travis, Henry Keller, Horace Potter, Norman Kent, Charles Burchfield, and Marshall Fredericks; manuscripts of an unpublished autobiography and an illustrated novel by Wilcox; 562 sketches and 2 sketchbooks; 11 photographs; exhibition catalogs and annoucements; clippings; and miscellany.
REEL 3482: A letter, April 1, 1930, from E. Weyhe to Mrs. Malcolm McBride, about exhibiting watercolors by Wilcox; 3 exhibition announcements; clippings; and a magazine.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Cleveland, Ohio.
Provenance:
Material on reels 1035-1036 lent for microfilming 1975 and material on reels 1148-1149 and reel 3482 donated 1976 by Mrs. Frank Wilcox, Wilcox's widow.
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 -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.wilcfran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ded0d997-669e-4635-83ea-245e197fcf19
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wilcfran

Oral history interview with Paul Travis

Interviewee:
Travis, Paul Bough, 1891-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1973 September 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paul Travis conducted 1973 September 24, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Travis (1891-1975) was a painter from Cleveland, Ohio. Birth date listed as both 1891 and 1898.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 3 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.travis73
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f56328fd-8ca4-4984-8361-2bcdfb6fbd36
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-travis73
Online Media:

Paul B. Travis, Africa, 1927-1928 / Ann C. Boger

Author:
Boger, Ann C  Search this
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill., map, (some col.) ; 15 x 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
In art
Place:
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
N6537.T663 B64 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_760242

Portrait of Youth, (painting)

Painter:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Pastel and graphite on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1926
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F320009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466186

Two French Soldiers, Le Mans, France, (painting)

Painter:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1918
Topic:
History--Europe--World War I  Search this
Landscape--France--Le Mans  Search this
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F320010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466187

Clock Tower, Amboise, (painting)

Painter:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1919
Topic:
Landscape--France--Amboise  Search this
Landscape--Road  Search this
Architecture exterior--Detail--Arch  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Store  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F320013
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466190

Elephants, (painting)

Painter:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Cleveland Artists Foundation Cleveland Ohio
Date:
1960
Topic:
Landscape--Africa  Search this
Landscape--Tropic  Search this
Animal--Elephant  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F320031
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466234

Acoma, New Mexico, (painting)

Painter:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1948
Topic:
Landscape--New Mexico--Acoma  Search this
Figure group--Female  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Craft--Potter  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F320036
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466239

Washerwomen, Le Mans, France, (painting)

Painter:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1918
Topic:
Landscape--France--Le Mans  Search this
Figure group--Female  Search this
Occupation--Domestic--Laundry  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F320006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466183

Noah's Art, (painting)

Painter:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1962
Topic:
Architecture--Boat--Noah's Ark  Search this
Religion--Old Testament--Noah  Search this
Animal--Zebra  Search this
Animal--Bear  Search this
Animal--Elephant  Search this
Animal--Seal  Search this
Animal--Moose  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F320042
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466245

African Fish, (painting)

Painter:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1948
Topic:
Landscape--Africa  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Animal--Fish  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F320043
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466246

Campfire, Kenya, (painting)

Painter:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1928
Topic:
Landscape--Kenya  Search this
Landscape--Africa  Search this
Landscape--Time--Evening  Search this
Landscape--Time--Sunset  Search this
Architecture--Other--Campsite  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F320024
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466201

Tiger and Bullock, (painting)

Painter:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Cleveland Artists Foundation Cleveland Ohio
Date:
1950s
Topic:
Landscape--Africa  Search this
Animal--Tiger  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F320044
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466247

Pontvallain, France, (painting)

Painter:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1918
Topic:
Figure male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
History--United States--World War I  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F320017
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466194

Amaryllis, (painting)

Painter:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1935
Topic:
Study--Botanical Study--Flower  Search this
Object--Flower--Amaryllis  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F320023
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466200

Air War over Somaliland, (painting)

Painter:
Travis, Paul Bough 1891-1975  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1942
Topic:
History--Africa--World War II  Search this
Landscape--Africa  Search this
Landscape--Valley  Search this
Animal--Giraffe  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F320034
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466237

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