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Diamond Tools

Collection Creator:
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016  Search this
Container:
Box 27, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-1970s
Collection Restrictions:
This 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 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:
Marvin Lipofsky papers, 1954-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marvin Lipofsky papers / Series 9: Technical Studio Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93e869695-b6e4-4d14-b999-9f24f2c2761e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lipomarv-ref403

Equipment Orders

Collection Creator:
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016  Search this
Container:
Box 28, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s
Collection Restrictions:
This 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 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:
Marvin Lipofsky papers, 1954-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marvin Lipofsky papers
Marvin Lipofsky papers / Series 9: Technical Studio Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ef5909a8-a866-4920-a357-8acecc141c3a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lipomarv-ref407

Correspondence, Greeting Cards

Collection Creator:
Shibley, Gertrude  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3-4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-1970s
Collection Restrictions:
This 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 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:
Gertrude Shibley papers, 1941-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Shibley papers
Gertrude Shibley papers / Series 1: Gertrude Shibley Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91a9f5ebb-568e-4f11-a164-901f41f3da5d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-shibgert-ref6

Lake, Larry, Drawings

Collection Creator:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1965
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records / Series 3: Correspondence and Artists Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c8cd6c34-42be-46cd-bbea-1a08309d37b6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-alexbob-ref158

Artworks

Collection Creator:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1965
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records / Series 3: Correspondence and Artists Files / Talbert, Ben
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94e8874de-bdd6-4f75-90f1-30ad4b1e88dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-alexbob-ref209

Collage on Board

Collection Creator:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1965
Scope and Contents:
Possibly by Bob Alexander or George Herms.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records / Series 3: Correspondence and Artists Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96f72d4e1-938e-4dac-afcc-79ea05ec73db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-alexbob-ref238

Working Photographs, Various

Collection Creator:
Bechtle, Robert, 1932-2020  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s-1970s
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

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Collection 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.
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own in the following material: 40 demonstration works of art on papers by Robert Bechtle.
Collection Citation:
Robert Bechtle papers, circa 1950-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Bechtle papers
Robert Bechtle papers / Series 8: Photographic Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90f87c7f7-3f84-42cc-b379-37fccdcd1e78
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bechrobe-ref244

Japanese Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kanemitsu, Matsumi  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1970
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Matsumi Kanemitsu papers, circa 1947-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Matsumi Kanemitsu papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw933528231-55e8-4a89-806e-0dc5a37c53b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kanemats-ref76

Timothy Asch papers

Creator:
Asch, Timothy, 1932-1994  Search this
Correspondent:
Albert, Bruce  Search this
Andrews, Scott  Search this
Balikci, Asen, 1929-  Search this
Beidelman, Tom  Search this
Bermudez, Beatrice  Search this
Brigard, Emilie de  Search this
Cardozo, Jesus  Search this
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Connor, Linda  Search this
Fox, James  Search this
Freeman, Derek  Search this
Harrison-Pepper, Sally  Search this
Heider, Karl  Search this
Homiak, John P. (John Paul), 1947-  Search this
Jules-Rosette, Benneta  Search this
Kamerling, Lenny  Search this
Lewis, Doug  Search this
Lizot, Jacques  Search this
Loizos, Peter  Search this
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978  Search this
Mello, James F., 1936-  Search this
Middleton, John  Search this
Piault, Collette  Search this
Preloran, Jorge, 1933-2009  Search this
Rouch, Jean  Search this
Ruby, Jay  Search this
Smith, Patrice  Search this
Storas, Frode  Search this
Tax, Sol, 1907-1995  Search this
Wayang, Mark  Search this
Wayang, Mary  Search this
Young, Tao  Search this
Extent:
62 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Photographs
Place:
Venezuela
Date:
1947-1995
Summary:
Timothy Asch was an anthropologist and ethnographic film maker who devoted his professional life to using film as a recording and teaching medium. His papers cover the period from 1966 until his premature death in 1994 and reflect his active career in the field. A large portion of the files relates to his work among the Yanomami people of Venezuela and to his concern with bias in film making.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Timothy Asch document his career as an anthropologist, educator, photographer and filmmaker through correspondence, photographs, research files (articles and notes), and teaching materials (course information and lecture notes). The files relating to Asch's film projects include articles, field notes, and reviews. The major correspondents in this collection are Patsy Asch, Tom Beidelman, Napoleon Chagnon, James Fox, Robert Gardner, Douglas Lewis, Peter Loizos, David & Olga Sapir, and Minor White.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into the following 13 series:

Series 1) Correspondence (1953-1994)

Series 2) College and graduate School (1955-1965)

Series 3) Teaching materials (1964-1993)

Series 4) Film projects (1964-1991)

Series 5) Articles and reviews (1972-1994)

Series 6) Alpha-Subject (1955-1989)

Series 7) Conferences, film festivals, and film organizations (1963-1993)

Series 8) Grants (1962-1993)

Series 9) Other people's work (1952-1995)

Series 10) Personal and family (1951-1994)

Series 11) Photographs (1947-1991)

Series 12) Sound recordings (bulk 1960s-1970s)

Series 13) Note slips, rolodexes, and business cards (1987, undated)
Biographical note:
Asch studied photography at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. While serving in the United States Army in Japan from 1951-55 he spent his off-duty hours photographing rice production and household activities in remote Japanese villages. After his military service, he enrolled in Columbia University graduating in 1959 with an undergraduate degree in Anthropology. After graduation, he went to work at the Peabody Museum at Harvard as an assistant editor to John Marshall on the Kung Bushmen film project. In 1964, he received a Masters Degree in Anthropology from Boston University where he studied in the African Studies Progam and read Anthropology with T.O. Beidelman at Harvard. In 1968, Asch and Marshall founded Documentary Educational Resources, a film distribution company. Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon approached Asch in 1968 to film among the Yanomammmi people of Venezuela. This collaboration led to a major project resulting in over thirty films.

Chronology

1950-1951 -- California School of Fine Arts and Apprenticeships with photographers Minor White, Edward Weston and Ansel Adams

1953-1954 -- Military Service in Korea

1959 -- B.S. in Anthropology Columbia University

1959-1962 -- Ethnographic film consultant, Harvard University's Peabody Museum

1964 -- M.A. in Anthropology Harvard University

1965-1966 -- Curriculum Consultant, Ethnographic studies and the Bushmen Social Studies Curriculum Project (initially Educational Services, Inc., later called Educational Development Center)

1966-1968 -- Lecturer in Anthropology and Theater Arts, Brandeis University

1966-1968 -- Anthropology Curriculum and Media Consultant to the Newton Public Schools

1967-1994 -- Co-Founder and Director of Documentary Educational Resources, Watertown, Massachusetts, a non-profit curriculum development corporation distributing educational media

1968-1970 -- Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, New York University

1969-1973 -- Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Brandeis University

1973-1979 -- Research Fellow in Ethnographic film, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University

1974-1976 -- Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

1975 -- Research Cinematographer, National Anthropological Film Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

1976-1981 -- Senior Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Institute of Advanced Studies, the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

1982 -- Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

1983-1994 -- Director, Center for Visual Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Southern California
Related Materials:
The Human Studies Film Archives holds 93,000 feet (43 hours) of original film footage and the accompanying sound as well as the edited films from the 1968 and 1971 film projects by Timothy Asch and Napoleon Chagnon documenting the Yanomamo Indians of southern Venezuela and northern Brazil (between the Negro and Upper Orinoco rivers).
Provenance:
Donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Patsy Asch in 1996.
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Film -- theory  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Correspondence -- 1953-1994
Manuscripts
Photographs -- 1947-1991
Citation:
Timothy Asch papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1996-16
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ebe64d9d-33d2-4af7-9417-8f21f639c754
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1996-16

Photographs, Works of Art

Collection Creator:
Mendes, Marion de Sola, 1909-1972  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s-1970s
Collection Restrictions:
This 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 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:
Marion de Sola Mendes papers, 1926-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marion de Sola Mendes papers
Marion de Sola Mendes papers / Series 1: Marion de Sola Mendes Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95651b9d5-4b39-4578-9765-306a9e38e791
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mendmari-ref11

Announcements and Invitations

Collection Creator:
Sturtevant, 1924-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s
1980s
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Elaine Sturtevant papers, circa 1960-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Elaine Sturtevant papers
Elaine Sturtevant papers / Series 5: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9905e1fea-d819-48cf-bda6-9ec59ef4e2a3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-sturelai-ref34

Cole, Dr. Edwin

Collection Creator:
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 52
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1970
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 6: Janiye Business Records / 6.2: Client Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9374d0813-0646-479f-a0be-cf7409d13dc8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-matsmiye-ref141

Tidewell, Moody

Collection Creator:
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1970
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 6: Janiye Business Records / 6.2: Client Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f67b7bc8-5342-42ac-94fb-7cde68410116
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-matsmiye-ref254

Sales Catalogs, Janiye

Collection Creator:
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1965
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 7: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dff5413c-c37f-4f06-a21a-5b7a5f364678
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-matsmiye-ref338

Calvin Burnett papers

Creator:
Burnett, Calvin, 1921-2007  Search this
Extent:
6.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1920-1979
bulk 1960s-1970s
Summary:
The papers of African American graphic artist and arts educator Calvin Burnett measure 6.1 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1979, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1960s to the 1970s. The papers contain biographical material, correspondence, writings, material related to his education and professional activities, personal business records, printed material, a scrapbook, and a small amount of photographs and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of graphic artist and arts educator Calvin Burnett measure 6.1 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1979, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1960s to the 1970s. The papers contain biographical material, correspondence, writings, material related to his education and professional activities, personal business records, printed material, a scrapbook, and a small amount of photographs and artwork.

Biographical material consists of resumes, biographical notes/drafts, certificates from volunteer organizations, an interview transcript, and personal calendars.

Correspondence consists of letters and drafts of letters to and from Burnett. Some partial fragments of letters are housed with the undated correspondence.

Writings consist of two subseries and includes both materials related to Burnett's book, Objective Drawing, as well as notes, notecards, poetry, and some class assignments.

Education and professional activities also includes two subseries. Teaching and education files consist of materials related to Burnett's time as both a student and an instructor. These include class notes, assignments, course materials, correspondence, etc. Black Artists Union, committee work, and related materials include materials related to the Black Artists Union (BAU), the Committee on Urban Education (CUE), and the Committee on Minority Affairs, and their work. These items include memos, printed materials, reports, and other documentation.

Personal business records consist of correspondence, financial documents, printed material, and notes related to commercial art jobs, consultations, sales, loans, and exhibitions.

Photographs are of Burnett, other individuals, and works of art. Not all of the works of art appear to be by Burnett.

Artwork includes drawings and three small sketchbooks.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1947-1979 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1941-1979 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1950s-1970s (Boxes 1-2; 0.9 linear feet, OV 7)

Series 4: Education and Professional Activities, 1920-1970s (Boxes 2-5; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1947-1979 (Box 5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1938-1979 (Boxes 5-6; 0.5 linear feet, OV 7)

Series 7: Scrapbook, 1937-1951 (Box 6; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1946-1972 (Box 6; 1 folder)

Series 9: Artwork, 1941-1942 (Box 6; 2 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Calvin Burnett (1921-2007) was an African American graphic artist, illustrator, and arts educator. He graduated from the Massachusetts School of Art (also known as MassArt; now the Massachusetts College of Art and Design) in 1942, and earned his MFA from Boston University in 1960. He later received another degree in arts education. Burnett taught at a number of institutions in the Northeast, including the DeCordova Museum and the Massachusetts School of Art, where he was the first African American to be appointed to the faculty, and where he taught for 33 years.

While on the faculty at the Massachusetts School of Art, Burnett was involved with the Black Artists Union, the Committee on Urban Education, and the Committee on Minority Affairs. Among their many functions, these groups advocated for more diverse representation in faculty and more funding for minority and disadvantaged students.

In 1966, Burnett published the book, Objective Drawing, about perspective. His interest in the subject and the idea for the book grew out of his teaching the perspective course at the Massachusetts School of Art (Oral history interview with Calvin Burnett, 1980 June 13-1981 January 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Transcript p.41).
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Calvin Burnett conducted by Robert Brown, June 13, 1980-January 6, 1981.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Calvin Burnett in 1990.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Calvin Burnett or his heirs. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Graphic artists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Calvin Burnett papers, 1920-1979, bulk 1960s-1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.burncalv
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Calvin Burnett papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw983e53405-3f01-4632-8002-89e5b0d1a22b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-burncalv

Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Burnett, Calvin, 1921-2007  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947-1979
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material includes resumes, biographical notes and short biographies, certificates from volunteer organizations, and an interview transcript. This series also includes an extensive run of personal calendars, as well as handwritten calendars/notes of personal activities.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Calvin Burnett or his heirs. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Calvin Burnett papers, 1920-1979, bulk 1960s-1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.burncalv, Series 1
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Calvin Burnett papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bbe54cb7-3600-4002-bf08-87257762c58f
EDAN-URL:
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Black Artists Union, Committee Work, and Related Materials

Collection Creator:
Burnett, Calvin, 1921-2007  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-1970s
Scope and Contents:
This subseries consists of correspondence, memos, notes, proposals, reports, printed material, an other materials related to the interests of Black students on the MassArt campus. Burnett was involved with the Black Artists Union (BAU), the Committee on Urban Education (CUE), and the Committee on Minority Affairs, and this subseries includes materials regarding these committees and their interaction with the school community and administration.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Calvin Burnett or his heirs. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Calvin Burnett papers, 1920-1979, bulk 1960s-1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.burncalv, Subseries 4.2
See more items in:
Calvin Burnett papers
Calvin Burnett papers / Series 4: Education and Professional Activities
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fdb49265-b42a-492b-bb8e-cb46f37559ce
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-burncalv-ref10

Correspondence, memos, notes, program proposals, and other related materials

Collection Creator:
Burnett, Calvin, 1921-2007  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 8-13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Calvin Burnett or his heirs. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Calvin Burnett papers, 1920-1979, bulk 1960s-1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Calvin Burnett papers
Calvin Burnett papers / Series 4: Education and Professional Activities / 4.2: Black Artists Union, Committee Work, and Related Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f1fce688-b120-4eb4-b933-d2f41adab0b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-burncalv-ref100

Invitations to exhibit for non-profit groups

Collection Creator:
Burnett, Calvin, 1921-2007  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1972
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Calvin Burnett or his heirs. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Calvin Burnett papers, 1920-1979, bulk 1960s-1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Calvin Burnett papers
Calvin Burnett papers / Series 5: Personal Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99f493044-49c7-41da-bf2e-21d7bd85ae64
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-burncalv-ref104

Materials related to commercial art jobs

Collection Creator:
Burnett, Calvin, 1921-2007  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 15-16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1969
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Calvin Burnett or his heirs. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Calvin Burnett papers, 1920-1979, bulk 1960s-1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Calvin Burnett papers
Calvin Burnett papers / Series 5: Personal Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99749896e-e60b-43e1-82a7-b9251c1abbb7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-burncalv-ref105

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