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Kitty C. L. Fischer papers relating to Frans Wildenhain

Creator:
Fischer, Kitty C. L.  Search this
Names:
Bauhaus -- Students  Search this
Fischer, Hermann G.L.  Search this
Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-1980  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1981
Scope and Contents:
Letters, 1940-1981, are primarily from ceramist Frans Wildenhain to Kitty and Hermann Fischer. Thirteen of the letters are illustrated. Also included are a watercolor sketch, undated; 3 clippings and an announcement for Wildenhain's pottery in Putten, Holland; and photographs, 1944-1975, of Wildenhain with his third wife Lili and Fischer's friend Helen Weynerowsky, and of 3 pots by Wildenhain.
Biographical / Historical:
Kitty, a weaver, and Hermann Fischer, an architect, both of Holland, became acquainted with ceramist Frans Wildenhain as fellow students at the Bauhaus. They maintained their friendship throughout World War II via correspondence. Wildenhain established pottery workshops in Putten and Amsterdam, Holland before immigrating to the United States in 1947. After spending three years with the Pond Farm Workshops in Guerneville, California, he became an instructor at the School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, N.Y. After his divorce from Marguerite Friedlaender Wildenhain in 1955, he was married to Marjorie McIlroy until her death in 1967. His third wife was Elisabeth (Lili) Wildenhain.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Kitty C. L. Fischer.
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:
Weavers -- Netherlands  Search this
Architects -- Netherlands  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fisckitt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f4af6a02-876c-47e3-a87a-631d8d074f1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fisckitt

The Cape Verdean Connection

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The Cape Verdean Connection program provided an opportunity for Festival audiences to experience a culture that blends West African and Portuguese elements in unique and moving ways. It also provided a clear perspective on two important aspects of how culture is understood and made part of public discourse at the end of the 20th century. One is the idea of transnationalism - in a sense, the way that culture and community can be seen to be independent of territorial boundaries. The other is the opening of the Smithsonian and other national institutions to new cultural needs.

Cape Verdean culture is produced on both sides of the Atlantic, in communities in the Cape Verde Islands and in New England, California, the Netherlands, France, Senegal, Argentina, and elsewhere. Transnationalism in Cape Verdean society is determined, to be sure, in part by historical and environmental imperatives of dramatic proportions. But this condition is not unique. There are many other culture-bearing groups whose members find it necessary for survival to export their labor and themselves to another country, building new lives there but also sending support and maintaining ties to their old country through a variety of social and cultural organizations. Related cultures are often understood as offspring of an ancestral culture, their separate development explaining cultural differences.

But cultural relationships between such communities may sometimes be understood more concretely as being based in and built upon institutions. Cape Verdeans maintain ties through Cape Verdean-owned ships and shipping companies; family remittances and other economic exchange, such as banking and investments in the home country; print and electronic media that disseminate news of the communities; political parties, which were active in the anticolonial struggle and continue in post-independence politics; and international musical touring circuits and Cape Verdean-owned recording companies that are firmly grounded in Cape Verdean traditional musical genres. These are among this community's tools for cultural survival in a transcontinental context.

Cape Verdean American committees raised a substantial portion of the funds necessary for the Cape Verdean Connection program. In sponsoring the program, the Cape Verdean Americans are not only "discovering" the Smithsonian - that is, planting a Cape Verdean cultural flag and gaining international attention for their magnificent cultural achievements. They are also using institutional means to establish a unified yet richly diverse culture as the bedrock upon which to build a Cape Verdean identity - one that can help its bearers work together to meet the challenges presented by Cape Verdean history and its environment. The Festival, and the Smithsonian of which it is part, became an open forum for this kind of cultural exploration and discussion – amidst vibrant performances of Cape Verdean music and oral traditions and demonstrations of crafts and occupations, from both side of the Atlantic.

John W. Franklin and Peter Seitel were Curators, with Raymond A. Almeida as Senior Program Advisor & Fundraising Coordinator. In Cape Verde, John C. Wahnon was Coordinator of the Gabinete Smithsonian/Cape Verde, and at the Festival Jacqueline Schraad was Program Coordinator.

The Cape Verdean Connection was made possible with the support of the Government of Cape Verde on the occasion of its 20th anniversary of independence; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Cape Verdean American community fundraising committees in Boston, Brockton, Cape Cod, New Bedford, Wareham, Providence/Pawtucket, Hartford, Norwich, Southern California, and Washington, D.C.; Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.; NYNEX; Luso-American Development Foundation; Fleet Charitable Trust; Raytheon Co.; the City of New Bedford, Massachusetts; the Town of Wareham, Massachusetts; Bell Atlantic; and the Cape Verdean-American Import/Export Company.
Researchers:
United States

Ronald Barboza, John Braman, Paul Cyr, Maria Resurreição DaSilva, Jose Dias Evora, Ana Fidalgo, Manuel Da Luz Gonçalves, Ulisses Gonçalves, John "Joli" Gonsalves, Virginia Neves Gonsalves, Susan Hurley-Glowa, Joaquim Livramento, James Lopes, Andanilza F. Miranda, Alberto Torres Pereira, Laura Pires-Hester, Ken Semedo, Romana Ramos Silva, Yvonne Marie Smart

Research Team Leaders, Advisors, and Specialists for Gabinete Smithsonian/Cape Verde

Manuel Antonio Barbosa, Maria Alice Barbosa, Josefina A. Chantre, Maria Miguel Estrela, João Gomes, Humberto Lima, Maria Livromento Lima, Osvaldio Osório, José Aureliano Ramos, Joaquim Silva

Additional Research & Photo Documentation

Ray Almeida, Ron Barboza, Beverly Conley, Diana N'Diaye, Pete Reiniger, Peter Seitel, Gunga Tolentino
Participants:
BATUKU, SÃO DOMINGOS, SANTIAGO

Inácia Maria Gomes ("Nacia Gomi"), -- batuku -- leader, Ribeira Seca, Santiago, Cape Verde

António Vaz Cabral ("António Dente d'Or"), -- batuku -- leader, São Domingos, Santiago, Cape Verde

Bernardino Sena Fernandes, 10-string guitar, São Domingos, Santiago, Cape Verde

Carlos Hermano C. Ferreira, 10-string guitar, São Domingos, Santiago, Cape Verde

Maria dos Reis Afonso, -- tchabeta -- , São Domingos, Santiago, Cape Verde

Maria A. dos Santos de Barros, -- tchabeta -- , São Domingos, Santiago, Cape Verde

Leandra Pereira Leal, -- tchabeta -- , São Domingos, Santiago, Cape Verde

Etelvina Lopes, -- tchabeta -- , São Domingos, Santiago, Cape Verde

Florença Vieira, drums, São Domingos, Santiago, Cape Verde

Andradinha Cunha Borges ("Dina"), dance, São Domingos, Santiago, Cape Verde

Nuesa Araujo, dance, Boston, Massachusetts, Cape Verde

Ana Paulo Monteiro, dance, Providence, Rhode Island, Cape Verde

Vitalina Semedo Tavares, -- tchabeta -- , São Domingos, Santiago, Cape Verde

FEASTS AND ORAL TRADITIONS

Feast of São João, Santo Antão

Luciano Chantre, drums, Ribeira Grande, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

Pedro Lima de Margarida dos Santos, drums, Ribeira Grande, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

Teodoro Marcelino Delgado, drums, Corda, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

João Evangelista Pinheiro da Luz, drums, João Afonso, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

Feast of São João, Rhode Island

Cleofas Perry ("Bia"), -- mastro -- , Providence, Rhode Island

Dulce De Andrade ("Dui") -- mastro -- , Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Antonio Moniz Rodrigues ("Totoi"), -- mastro -- , Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Oral Traditions

Teresa Alves ("Nha Tintina"), São Filipe, Fogo, Cape Verde

Tabanka

Josefa Rosa Ferreira, -- tabanka -- leader, Vila de Maio, Maio, Cape Verde

Jorge Tavares, Varzea, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

João Tavares, Varzea, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

Clarence da Graça, Varzea, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

Epifario Corvalho, Varzea, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

Juvenal Fonseca, Varzea, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

Frutuoso Nunes de Pina, Varzea, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

Dulcelino Nogueira Varzea, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

Carlos Tavares Silva Moreira ("Pedra"), Varzea, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

COLA

SONG AND DANCE

Lydia Cardoza, -- coladeira -- ( -- cola -- singer), Dorchester, Massachusetts

Armindo Fernandes, -- caixeiro -- (drums), Roxbury, Massachusetts

Simao Gomes, -- canizado -- (mask), Roxbury, Massachusetts

Domingo Pires, -- caixeiro -- (drums), Dorchester, Massachusetts

Alberto Rodrigues ("Quizinho"), violin, -- cola -- drums, Dorchester, Massachusetts

Rosa Teixeira, -- coladeira -- ( -- cola -- singer), Dorchester, Massachusetts

TRAPICHE (SUGAR CANE MILL)

António Manuel da Cruz, barrel maker, Eite de Paúl, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

Frederico Jose da Luz, -- cola boi -- (oxen) singer, Janela, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

Guilherme Medina, -- cola boi -- (oxen) singer, Lagedos, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

António da Rosa dos Santos Oliveira, -- trapiche -- owner, Campo de Cão, Paúl, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

António Jose dos Santos ("Antoninho"), alembic (still) maker, Campa de Cão, Paúl, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

CRAFTS AND OCCUPATIONS

Manuel Fatima Almeida, basket weaver, Porto Novo, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

Orlando J. Ribeiro Barreto, stonecutter, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

Maria Lopes de Brito ("Maria Paulo"), basket weaver, Manhanga, Picos, Santiago, Cape Verde

Basilio Lima Diago, toy maker, Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde

João Baptista Fonseca, instrument maker, Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde

Marcelino B. Fortes, -- kalabedotch -- weaver, Curral das Vacas, Ribeira das Patas, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

Miguel João Fortes ("Djei"), basket maker, Ribeira Brava, São Nicolau, Cape Verde

Julio Gomes Lima ("DjuDjui"), street paver, Nova Sintra, Brava, Cape Verde

Adelina Pina Lopes, crochet worker, Nova Sintra, Brava, Cape Verde

Benjamin J. Lopes, longshoreman, Providence, Rhode Island

Antonio Carlos Mosso Monteiro ("Tony"), potter, Rabil, Boa Vista, Cape Verde

João Henrique Monteiro ("Tchukay"), coconut carver, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

Raul Monteiro ("Cula"), -- pano -- weaver, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Domingas da Moura, potter, Fonte Lima, Santiago, Cape Verde

Albertina Jesus Pires ("Betino"), Feast of São João boat builder, Ribeira Grande, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

Gabriel Da Rosa, merchant marine, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Laura Russel ("Lola"), cranberry worker, Wareham, Massachusetts

Marcelino Santos, -- pano -- weaver, Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde

Ken Semedo, cranberry worker, West Wareham, Massachusetts

Alcides Rocha Silva, woodcarver, Pero Dias, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

Lourenço da Cruz Soares ("Lela"), boat builder, Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde

Candido Gomes Tavares, basket and hat weaver, Boca Larga, Fondura, Santiago, Cape Verde

José Silva Tavares ("Graçalinho"), potter, Pedra Barra, Santa Catarina, Santiago, Cape Verde

Benjamin de Almeida Teixeira, -- pano -- weaver, Ilheu, Santiago, Cape Verde

Jose Luis M. da Veiga, street paver, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

FOODWAYS

Hilda Brito, Brava cooking, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Constancia Ferreira Gomes Lima ("Tantcha"), Santo Antão sweets and liqueurs, Lomba de Tanque, São Vicente, Cape Verde

Maria Augusta Faria Lima, São Vicente cooking, Rockville, Maryland

Ambrosina Santos, Santo Antão cooking, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

Adalberta Celina Teixeira Silva, Santiago cooking, Picas, Santiago, Cape Verde

MUSIC

CAPE VERDEAN-AMERICAN DANCE BAND -- CAPE VERDEAN-AMERICAN DANCE BANDDavid Antunes, bass, South Dartmouth, MassachusettsMike Antunes, saxophone, South Dartmouth, MassachusettsJohn Duarte, violin, New Bedford, MassachusettsJohn Gonsalves ("Joli"), vocals, New Bedford, MassachusettsFeliciano Vierra Tavares ("Flash"), guitar, Hyannis, MassachusettsVictoria Vieira ("Vickie"), vocals, Providence, Rhode Island

MUSIC FROM BRAVA AND THE UNITED STATES

Protazio Brito ("Tazinho"), guitar, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Alcides da Graça, -- cavaquinho -- (ukulele), New Bedford, Massachusetts

Laurindo da Graça, guitar, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Ivo Pires, violin, Brockton, Massachusetts

URBAN COLADEIRA AND FUNANA

Emanuel Dias Fernandes ("Zeca de Nha Reinalda"), vocals, Assomada, Santiago, Cape Verde

George Jobe, bass, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Ildo Lobo, vocals, Espargos, Sal, Cape Verde

João Mendes, vocals, Brockton, Massachusetts

Ramiro Mendes, guitar, vocals, Brockton, Massachusetts

Manuel Miranda ("Ne Miranda"), keyboards, Brockton, Massachusetts

Carlos Monteiro, drums, Providence, Rhode Island

MUSIC FROM BOA VISTA

Joaquim Alves ("Quim") guitar, -- cavaquinho -- (ukulele), Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

Jose Carlos Silva Brito ("Vozinha"), guitar, Sal Rei, Sal, Cape Verde

Antonio Roque Evangelista Evora ("Taninho"), guitar, Espargos, Sal, Cape Verde

Noel Silva Fortes, violin, Sal Rei, Boa Vista, Cape Verde

Celina Pereira, vocals, Boa Vista, Cape Verde (residing in Portugal)

MUSIC FROM SÃO VICENTE

Malaquias António Costa ("Malaca"), violin, Fonte de Ines, São Vicente, Cape Verde

Adriano Gonçalves ("Bana"), vocals, Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde (residing in Portugal)

Manuel Nacimento Gonçalves ("Natal"), -- cavaquinho -- (ukulele), guitar, Monte Sossego, São Vicente, Cape Verde

Manuel de Jesus Lopes ("Manuel d'Novos") guitar, Chã Cemitério, São Vicente, Cape Verde

Luis Morais, saxophone, clarinet, flute, Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde

Titina Rodriguez, vocals, Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde (residing in Portugal)

Teresa Lopes Silva, vocals, Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde

Luisa Teresa da Graça Vaz, vocals, Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde

MUSIC FROM FOGO

Augusto de Pina ("Augusto Cego"), violin, São Filipe, Fogo, Cape Verde

Teodolindo Sedo Pontes ("Mino de Mama"), Gaita (accordion), São Filipe, Fogo, Cape Verde

Américo Rodrigues ("Denda"), -- cavaquinho -- (ukulele), Cova Figueira, Fogo, Cape Verde

Casimiro Santos da Rosa ("Nho Casimiro"), 10-string guitar, São Filipe, Fogo, Cape Verde

Antero Simas, guitar, Pretoria, Sal, Cape Verde

FUNANA

Teresa Gonçalveys Fortado ("Kinta Bela"), dance, Pedra Badejo, Santiago, Cape Verde

Simão Lopes ("Serna Lopi"), -- gaita -- (accordion), Ribeira Seca, Santiago, Cape Verde

Simão Ramos ("Mimosa"), -- ferrinho -- (iron bar), Pedra Badejo, Santiago, Cape Verde
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1995 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1995, Series 2
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1995 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5b337bf45-4b2d-4875-93b9-13d89e59c408
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1995-ref18

Index Collection

Designer:
Raw Color, (Eindhoven, Netherlands)  Search this
Weaver:
Textile Museum, (Tilburg, Netherlands)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: organic cotton warp, Merino wool weft Technique: twill woven Label: Twill woven organic cotton warp, Merino wool weft
Dimensions:
H x W: 170.2 x 200 cm (5 ft. 7 in. x 6 ft. 6 3/4 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Blanket
Object Name:
Blanket
Made in:
Tilburg, Netherlands
Designed in:
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Date:
2012
Credit Line:
Gift of Raw Color
Accession Number:
2013-22-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright Notice:
© Raw Color
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4a3357ed9-0b35-4d7d-8c39-b34ca17ec84c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2013-22-1

Index Collection

Designer:
Raw Color, (Eindhoven, Netherlands)  Search this
Weaver:
Textile Museum, (Tilburg, Netherlands)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: organic cotton Technique: damask woven
Dimensions:
H x W: 67.3 x 55.9 cm (26 1/2 x 22 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Three tea towels
Object Name:
Three tea towels
Designed in:
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Made in:
Tilburg, Netherlands
Date:
2012
Credit Line:
Gift of Raw Color
Accession Number:
2013-22-2-1/3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright Notice:
© Raw Color
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b08a1846-59c1-429b-82f6-74bdd759a0c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2013-22-2-1_3

Rush Hour 2/Shanghai

Designer:
Grethe Sørensen, (Danish, born 1947)  Search this
Weaver:
Textile Museum, (Tilburg, Netherlands)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: jacquard woven Label: Jacquard woven cotton
Dimensions:
H x W: 162 x 283.2 cm (63 3/4 x 9 ft. 3 1/2 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Hanging
Object Name:
Hanging
Made in:
Netherlands
Date:
2012
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of Wolf-Gordon, Maleyne M. Syracuse and Michael Trenner in memory of Richard M. Syracuse, and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund
Accession Number:
2014-15-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4d8e294c8-fbff-4211-845e-4c9126682489
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2014-15-1

Blocks

Designer:
Scholten & Baijings, (Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded 2000)  Search this
Weaver:
Textile Museum, (Tilburg, Netherlands)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton, acetate, acrylic Technique: woven
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.6 x 160.2 cm (12 13/16 in. x 5 ft. 3 1/16 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Industrial model of Blocks
Object Name:
Industrial model of Blocks
Made in:
Netherlands
Date:
2012
Credit Line:
Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund
Accession Number:
2014-38-15
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq44b37f1ff-5a63-4e58-890b-3557b06808e0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2014-38-15

Blocks and Grid

Designer:
Scholten & Baijings, (Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded 2000)  Search this
Weaver:
Textile Museum, (Tilburg, Netherlands)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton, linen, wool, acetate Technique: woven
Dimensions:
H x W: 62.2 x 162.5 cm (24 1/2 in. x 5 ft. 4 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Industrial model of Grid
Object Name:
Industrial model of Grid
Made in:
Netherlands
Date:
2012
Credit Line:
Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund
Accession Number:
2014-38-16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4c8923e6a-fa55-47d3-8d68-423a2cf97a99
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2014-38-16

Grid

Designer:
Scholten & Baijings, (Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded 2000)  Search this
Weaver:
Textile Museum, (Tilburg, Netherlands)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton, linen Technique: woven
Dimensions:
H x W: 19.8 x 167 cm (7 13/16 in. x 5 ft. 5 3/4 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Industrial model of Grid
Object Name:
Industrial model of Grid
Made in:
Netherlands
Date:
2012
Credit Line:
Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund
Accession Number:
2014-38-17
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq470ff2a9f-7f3d-48b4-ac23-2e98bc2b8b66
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2014-38-17

Blocks and Grid

Designer:
Scholten & Baijings, (Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded 2000)  Search this
Weaver:
Textile Museum, (Tilburg, Netherlands)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton, linen Technique: woven
Dimensions:
H x W: 33.4 x 165.5 cm (13 1/8 in. x 5 ft. 5 3/16 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Industrial model of Grid
Object Name:
Industrial model of Grid
Made in:
Netherlands
Date:
2012
Credit Line:
Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund
Accession Number:
2014-38-18
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq42b6f01a1-8260-44c7-895e-ef9bf6eface7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2014-38-18

Floro

Designer:
Aleksandra Gaca, (Polish, active Netherlands, born 1969)  Search this
Weaver:
Textile Museum, (Tilburg, Netherlands)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton, wool, polyester, mohair Technique: digitally jacquard woven
Dimensions:
H x W: 322.6 × 117 cm (10 ft. 7 in. × 46 1/16 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Textile
Object Name:
Textile
Designed in:
Delft, Netherlands
Manufactured in:
Tilburg, Netherlands
Date:
2015
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of Maylene Syracuse
Accession Number:
2016-18-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq48bb7127f-99a6-451d-b325-e9b68fe071a4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2016-18-1
Online Media:

Floro textile

Designer:
Aleksandra Gaca, (Polish, active Netherlands, born 1969)  Search this
Weaver:
Textile Museum, (Tilburg, Netherlands)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton, wool, polyester, mohair Technique: digitally jacquard woven
Dimensions:
H x W: 139.7 × 45.1 cm (55 in. × 17 3/4 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Exhibitions
Sample
Object Name:
Sample
Date:
2015
Accession Number:
s-e-2288
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq44ccbde65-b56b-46f9-af1d-6d7c006e80c0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_s-e-2288

Dorothea A. Dreier papers

Creator:
Dreier, Dorothea A., 1870-1923  Search this
Names:
Cooperative Mural Workshop  Search this
Women's Trade Union League of America  Search this
Bartlett, Agnes Willard  Search this
Bartlett, Mary F.  Search this
Bartlett, Maud W.  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1938  Search this
Dreier, Ethyl Eyre Valentine  Search this
Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952  Search this
Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth), 1875-1963  Search this
Forbes, Rebecca  Search this
Gogh, Elisabeth du Quesne van, 1859-1936  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Mahan, Ellen Kuhn  Search this
Robins, Margaret Dreier  Search this
Robins, Raymond, 1873-1954  Search this
Schetter, Charlotte  Search this
Shirlaw, Walter, 1838-1909  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pamphlets
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Broadsides
Date:
1881-1941
bulk 1887-1923
Summary:
The papers of artist and art patron Dorothea A. Dreier measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1881-1941, with the bulk of the material dating from 1887-1923. The papers document the life and work of Dorothea Dreier and also contain the papers of and about members of her immediate family, particularly her sisters, Mary and Katherine Dreier, and Margaret Dreier Robins. Found are correspondence, printed materials, legal and financial records, photographs, and one sketchbook by Dreier.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of the painter Dorothea A. Dreier measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1881 to 1941, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1887-1923. These papers document not only her life and work as an artist, but also the activities of her distinguished family in the realms of social reform, women's suffrage, and politics, through correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, broadsides, exhibition catalogs, publications, photographs, ephemera, a sketchbook, and legal and financial records.

Biographical materials include official documents, childhood writings, notes, ephemera, membership cards, invitations, programs, notes, lists, and legal and financial records.

Measuring 1.2 linear feet, correspondence is the largest and most extensive series and consists of letters from family and close friends as well as business correspondence. Although the letters in this series span from 1881-1925, a large number stem from Dorothea's 1913-1916 stay at Saranac Lake for treatment of her tuberculosis.

Family correspondents consist of members of Dorothea's immediate family as well as more distant relations, including those who resided in her parent's native Germany. Letters from her sisters Mary E. Dreier, and Margaret (Gretchen) Dreier Robins, her sister-in-law Ethyl Eyre Valentine Dreier and brother-in-law Raymond Robins provide some insight into the varied social reform and political movements, such as women's suffrage and the Bull Moose Party, with which they were allied. Additionally both Mary and Margaret were active in the Women's Trade Union League, Margaret having served as the League's president from 1907-1922. Therefore their correspondence is a rich resource for scholars interested in women's history and the history of the Progressive Era in the United States.

Due to their shared interest in the arts, her sister Katherine S. Dreier's letters provide information about her own work as an artist, particularly when she was studying abroad, exhibitions in which she participated or visited, and the Cooperative Mural Workshop, a combination art school and workshop that she ran from 1914-1917 with Walt Kuhn, with substantial financial help from Dorothea.

Additionally through her Brooklyn neighborhood, art classes, and support of numerous social causes, Dorothea had a large circle of friends. Frequent correspondents include the Bartlett sisters, Agnes, Mary, and Maud, Rebecca Forbes, Ellen Kuhn Mahan, and Charlotte Schetter. Notable art world correspondents include Vincent van Gogh's sister Elisabeth du Quesne van Gogh, the American Tonalist landscape painter Charles Harold Davis and Dreier's painting instructor and close friend, the painter Walter Shirlaw.

Printed materials reflect the varied interests and activities of Dorothea Dreier and select members of her immediate family through exhibition announcements, catalogs, including a numbered copy of the The Dorothea A. Dreier Exhibition from the memorial exhibition of her work at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1925, newspaper clippings relating to her career, the activities of other members of the Dreier family, art and politics; as well as pamphlets, broadsides, brochures and blank postcards.

Photographs include both studio portraits and informal snapshots of Dorothea and Katherine Dreier; group photographs including Dorothea; travel photographs, many of which appear to have been taken in the Netherlands; and photographs of Teddy Roosevelt giving a speech at a railway station. Artworks include a sketchbook by Dreier, five sketchbooks by friend and teacher, Walter Shirlaw, and an unidentified artist, a pencil drawing by Shirlaw, an engraving by Huquier and an etching by Ernest D. Roth.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1884-1923 (Box 1; 0.75 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1881-1925 (Boxes 1-2; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1883-1916 (Boxes 2-3; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1900-1923 (Box 3; 7 folders)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1885-1941 (Boxes 3-4; 9 folders)
Biographical Note:
Dorothea A. Dreier was born on December 8, 1870, in Brooklyn, New York to German immigrant parents. The second of five children in a close knit, socially progressive family, her siblings include the social reformers and suffragettes Mary E. Dreier and Margaret Dreier Robins. However she was closest to her youngest sister, Katherine S. Dreier, fellow artist, patron of modern art and cofounder of the Société Anonyme, an organization dedicated to the promotion of modern art in the United States. Her sole brother, H. Edward Dreier, followed his father into business and managed the family investments.

Of all the Dreier sisters, Dorothea is the least well-known and there is scant information about her artistic career. It appears that she began her formal art training with John Twachtman and William Merritt Chase, although accounts disagree as to whether it took place at the Art Students League or the National Academy of Design. In 1904 Dorothea and her sister Katherine began studying with the painter Walter Shirlaw, with whom they developed a close friendship. Both sisters also traveled abroad frequently as the family maintained close ties with their German relatives and they combined these visits with trips to museums and galleries throughout Europe where they studied the works of the Old Masters as well as more contemporary artists. As evidenced by her series of oil paintings of Dutch weavers of 1908, Dorothea was greatly influenced by Van Gogh's early paintings of rural Dutch peasant life and she spent long periods abroad living and painting in Laren, The Netherlands. Her later paintings depicted landscapes, both in The Netherlands and the Adirondacks, as well as a series of New York street scenes.

Unfortunately, during a 1913 sojourn in Laren, Dorothea contracted tuberculosis. She remained at Saranac Lake, a renowned treatment center in the Adirondacks from late December 1913 to sometime in 1916. During her convalescence, Dorothea remained actively involved in the arts as she continued to paint and draw and supported her sister Katherine's work at the Cooperative Mural Workshop, a short-lived combination art school and workshop that focused on the decorative arts.

In 1920, Dorothea supported Katherine's decision to champion modern art and made generous financial contributions toward the establishment of the Société Anonyme, where Dorothea's first solo exhibition took place in 1921. This was her only solo exhibition prior to her untimely death in 1923. In the spring of 1925, Christian Brinton of the Brooklyn Museum of Art organized a memorial exhibition for which Katherine Dreier privately published a limited edition catalogue.
Related Material:
The papers of Katherine S. Dreier related to the Société Anonyme Archives are located at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University holds the papers of Mary E. Dreier
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 1959 by Mrs. Peter Voorhees, Dorothea A. Dreier's neice. Additional materials were donated in 2007 by Theodore and Barbara Dreier, Dreier's great-nephew and great-neice.
Restrictions:
The bulk of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art's website.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women -- Suffrage  Search this
Suffragists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Broadsides
Citation:
Dorothea A. Dreier papers, 1881-1941, bulk 1887-1923. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dreidoro
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b7ec1d96-1759-46ba-9599-cfd4f33379b6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dreidoro
Online Media:

Diary

Collection Collector:
Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1926
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but negatives and audiovisuial materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Some papers of living persons are restricted. Access to restricted portions may be arranged by request to the donor. Gloves required for unprotected photographs. Viewing film portions of the collection and listening to LP recording requires special appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. Copyright for all materials is retained by the donor, Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.; permission for commercial use and/or publication may be requested from the donor through the Archives Center. Military Records for Franklin A. Robinson (b. 1932) and correspondence from Richard I. Damalouji (1961-2014) are restricted; written permission is needed to research these files. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
The Robinson and Via Family Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Robinson and Via Family Papers
Robinson and Via Family Papers / Series 2: Robinson Family / 2.3: Robinson, Frank A.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84cfeef02-beb2-4607-aa01-532ed0d558f2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0475-ref99
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The Bug That Had the World Seeing Red

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 20:03:17 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_cb32782572e3c9250f7aa31f9ef1e621

Weavers Werkplaatsen [microform] : geschilderd door Haarlemsche meesters der 17e eeuw, A. van Ostade, C. Decker, G. Rombouts, C. Beelt, J. Oudenrogge, Th. Wijck / A. Heppner

Author:
Heppner, A  Search this
Physical description:
32 pages : illustrations
Type:
Microforms
Place:
Netherlands
Haarlem
Date:
1938
Topic:
Weaving  Search this
Call number:
mfm 2482
mfm2482
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421482

Social (see also oversized, Box 154)

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.13: Far East Air Force (FEAF) Headquarters (Tokyo, Japan), Director of Operations and Training
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2731e337a-c5f5-49a8-9698-910b72d673b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1915
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Negative Log Book Number 4, (73-1 to 73-13598)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1973
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB04]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367101
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Tapestry in the Renaissance : art and magnificence / Thomas P. Campbell ; with contributions by Maryan W. Ainsworth ... [et al.] ; photography by Bruce White

Author:
Campbell, Thomas P (Thomas Patrick) 1962-  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
x, 594 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Tapestry, Renaissance  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_687382

The ten Kate collection 1882-1888 : American Indian material culture / Pieter Hovens ; with contributions by Duane Anderson, Ted Brasser, Laura van Broekhoven ... [et al.]

Title:
American Indian material culture
Author:
Hovens, Pieter  Search this
Anderson, Duane 1943-  Search this
Brasser, Ted J  Search this
Broekhoven, Laura N. K. van 1972-  Search this
Museum Volkenkunde (Leiden, Netherlands)  Search this
Subject:
Kate, Herman F. C. ten (Herman Frederik Carel) 1858-1931 Art collections  Search this
Kate, Herman F. C. ten (Herman Frederik Carel) 1858-1931 Ethnological collections  Search this
Museum Volkenkunde (Leiden, Netherlands)  Search this
Physical description:
282 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
North America
Netherlands
Leiden
Date:
2010
C2010
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Material culture--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
E98.A7 H68 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_950523

Concepts of value in European material culture, 1500-1900 / edited by Bert De Munck and Dries Lyna

Editor:
Munck, Bert De 1967-  Search this
Lyna, Dries  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
History
Place:
Europe
Date:
2015
Topic:
Consumption (Economics)--History  Search this
Material culture--History  Search this
Capital market--History  Search this
Fair value  Search this
Valuation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082672

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