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Mural Research Files

Collection Creator:
Murray, Richard N., 1942-2006  Search this
Extent:
15.4 Linear feet (Boxes 1-16, OV 22)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1896-2006
Scope and Contents:
Mural research files include photocopies, book chapters, bibliography cards, notes, photographs, printed material, and scattered correspondence. Files for cities cover Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, St. Paul, and Washington, D.C. Files for states include Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin, among others. Artist files are found for John White Alexander, Edwin Blashfield, Kenyon Cox, John LaFarge, Will H. Low, H. Siddons Mowbray, John Warner Norton, Violet Oakley, Maxfield Parrish, John Singer Sargent, Edward Steichen, N.C. Wyeth, and many others. General mural research files include materials such as bibliographies, catalogs, an index, a history of murals, hand-drawn statistical graphs, Murray's notes on the National Society of Mural Painters meeting minutes from 1895 to 1909, the Union League of New York, and women artists.
Arrangement:
The series is arranged as 4 subseries.

1.1: Murals by City, 1960s-2003

1.2: Murals by State, 1896-2003

1.3: Murals by Artist, 1926-2000

1.4: General Mural Research, 1910-2006
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the 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:
Richard Murray research material regarding mural painting in the United States, 1896-2006, bulk 1970-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.murrrich, Series 1
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Richard Murray research material regarding mural painting in the United States
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-murrrich-ref9

Plastic Club records, 1897-1972

Creator:
Plastic Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Plastic Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Subject:
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8346
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210518
AAA_collcode_plasclub
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210518

Ladies' Art Association records

Creator:
Ladies Art Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
18 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1867-1914
Scope and Contents:
The 1871 Constitution, publicity materials (1876-1888), published lists of members, a petition to the State of New York for financial aid, and correspondence (1887-1914). A 1914 letter from a member outlines the history of the Association.
Biographical / Historical:
Organized 1867 and incorporated in 1877 to promote interests of women artists. Many of its members and officers were Quakers.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore., Pa.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Pennsylvania
Identifier:
AAA.ladiart
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ladiart

Plastic Club records

Creator:
Plastic Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Names:
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Extent:
2 Reels (ca. 1000 items (on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1897-1972
Scope and Contents:
Constitution and by-laws; an undated membership list; membership certificates; correspondence with Cecilia Beaux, Elliott Daingerfield, Joseph Pennell, officers of the club, and others; a visitor's register; bookplates; exhibition catalogs; annual reports; a photograph album; and ten scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs, letters and miscellaneous printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Women's art organization; Philadelphia, Pa. Founded by women artists in Philadelphia for the purposes of teaching and exhibiting works. Memebers have included Elizabeth Shippen Green, Violet Oakley, and Jessie Wilcox Smith.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming1982 by the Plastic Club.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Plastic Club. 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.
Topic:
Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Pennsylvania
Identifier:
AAA.plasclub
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-plasclub

Oral history interview with Elizabeth Osborne, 1991 May 24

Interviewee:
Osborne, Elizabeth, 1936-  Search this
Osborne, Elizabeth, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Subject:
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Marian Locks Gallery  Search this
Fischbach Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11696
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214384
AAA_collcode_osborn91
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214384

Oral history interview with Marian Locks

Interviewee:
Locks, Marian  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Names:
Marian Locks Gallery  Search this
Andrade, Edna, 1917-2008  Search this
Brady, Luther W., 1925-  Search this
Chimes, Thomas, 1921-2009  Search this
Formicola, John Joseph, 1941-  Search this
Havard, James Pinkney, 1937-  Search this
Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974  Search this
Osborne, Elizabeth, 1936-  Search this
Rohrer, Warren  Search this
Extent:
133 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 Sept. 20-29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marian Locks conducted, 1989 Sept, 20-29, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Locks discusses her early life, education, and the evolution of the Marian Locks Gallery, founded in 1968, which represented Philadelphia artists. Locks discusses the artists represented by the gallery including Edna Andrade, Liz Osborne, John Formicola, James Havard, Tom Chimes, and Warren Rohrer. Along with a discussion of how she met each artist and his/her stylistic development over the years, Locks discusses the sale of the artists' works, who their collectors were and how successful they were over the years. Among the collectors discussed are Dr. Luther Brady and various Philadelphia corporations. She discusses exhibitions at the gallery such as a group show of women artists, and an exhibit of Louis Kahn drawings. She discusses the gallery scene in Philadelphia; efforts to get recognition for Philadelphia artists through the press; the Philadelphia press coverage of the art scene; the relationship between the city's museums and artists; and recent changes in the Marian Locks Gallery.
Biographical / Historical:
Marian Locks (1915-2010) was an art dealer from Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 15 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.locks89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-locks89

Oral history interview with Elizabeth Osborne

Interviewee:
Osborne, Elizabeth, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Names:
Fischbach Gallery  Search this
Marian Locks Gallery  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
126 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1991 May 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Elizabeth Osborne conducted 1991 May 24, by Cynthia Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Osborne discusses her family and early life; studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts including her teachers Franklin Watkins and Hobson Pittman; going to France on a Fulbright in 1963; teaching at the Academy and changes over the years; exhibiting at the Perakis, Makler, Marian Locks, Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer, and Fischbach galleries, and a general discussion of the Philadelphia gallery scene, sales and collectors; the various media she works in including watercolor, acrylic, oil, and prints; changes in subject matter including the Nava series, landscapes and still lifes; and being a woman artist.
Biographical / Historical:
Elizabeth Osborne (1936- ) is a painter and printmaker from Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 58 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.osborn91
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-osborn91

Edna Andrade papers, 1917-circa 1986

Creator:
Andrade, Edna, 1917-2008  Search this
Andrade, Edna, 1917-2008  Search this
Subject:
Andrade, C. Preston (Clarence Preston)  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Topic:
Optical art  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9689
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398175
AAA_collcode_andredna
Theme:
Women
Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398175
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jane Piper, 1988 Jan. 16-17

Interviewee:
Piper, Jane, 1916-1991  Search this
Piper, Jane, 1916-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Wolanin, Barbara A. (Barbara Ann)  Search this
Subject:
Carles, Arthur B.  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13201
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211979
AAA_collcode_piper88
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211979

Oral history interview with Rosanne Somerson, 2006 August 7 and 2007 June 22

Interviewee:
Somerson, Rosanne, 1954-  Search this
Somerson, Rosanne, 1954-  Search this
Interviewer:
Michie, Thomas S., 1956-  Search this
Subject:
Abramson, Ron  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Capanigro, Paul  Search this
Cooke, Ned  Search this
Dunnigan, John  Search this
Fairbanks, Jonathan L.  Search this
Follen, Eck  Search this
Frid, Tage  Search this
Jackson, Dan  Search this
Joseph, Peter T. (Peter Thomas)  Search this
Kagan, Richard  Search this
Keck, Hardu  Search this
Kranov, James  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy  Search this
Mattia, Alphonse  Search this
Melanson, Gracie  Search this
Osgood, Jere  Search this
Sfirri, Mark  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Swanson, Charlie  Search this
Szasz, Merlin  Search this
White, Leroy  Search this
Wolf, Hans  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Peters Valley (Craft center)  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Richard Kagan Gallery  Search this
Snyderman Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Fine woodworking  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Educators -- Rhode Island -- Interviews  Search this
Furniture design -- Study and teaching  Search this
Photography  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13618
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)271125
AAA_collcode_somers06
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_271125
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Paula Colton Winokur, 2011 July 21-22

Interviewee:
Winokur, Paula Colton, 1935-  Search this
Winokur, Paula Colton, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Andre, Carl  Search this
Blai, Boris  Search this
Bobrowicz, Yvonne  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Cushing, Val M.  Search this
De Staebler, Stephen  Search this
Ferguson, Ken  Search this
Heizer, Michael  Search this
Higby, Wayne  Search this
Leon, Dennis  Search this
Long, Richard  Search this
Love, Arlene  Search this
Marks, Graham  Search this
McKinnell, James  Search this
Mestre, Enrique  Search this
Minter, Myrna  Search this
Moran, Lois  Search this
Natzler, Gertrud  Search this
Natzler, Otto  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell  Search this
Notkin, Richard  Search this
Ólafur Elíasson  Search this
Randall, Theodore  Search this
Schulman, Norman  Search this
Sedestrom, Carol  Search this
Serra, Richard  Search this
Shores, Kenneth  Search this
Simon, Sandy  Search this
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Staffel, Rudolf  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Vavrek, Ken  Search this
Winokur, Robert  Search this
Beaver College  Search this
Graphic Sketch Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Helen Drutt Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Temple University.  Search this
Tyler School of Art  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Alaska
Hungary
Iceland
Mesa Verde (Calif.)
Rocky Mountains
Stonehenge (England)
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramicists -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15988
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305477
AAA_collcode_winoku11
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_305477
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Judith Schaechter, 2011 July 19-20

Interviewee:
Schaechter, Judith, 1961-  Search this
Schaechter, Judith, 1961-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Stained glass artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15989
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305478
AAA_collcode_schaec11
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_305478
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Eleanor Moty, 2014 November 18-20

Interviewee:
Moty, Eleanor, 1945-  Search this
Moty, Eleanor, 1945-  Search this
Interviewer:
Church, Sharon, 1948-  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Educators -- Wisconsin -- Interviews  Search this
Jewelers -- Wisconsin -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-workers -- Wisconsin -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- Wisconsin -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16217
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)368475
AAA_collcode_moty14
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_368475
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Betty Cooke, 2004 July 1-2

Interviewee:
Cooke, Betty, 1924-  Search this
Cooke, Betty, 1924-  Search this
Interviewer:
Yager, Jan, 1951-  Search this
Subject:
Beene, Geoffrey  Search this
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
De Patta, Margaret  Search this
Morton, Philip  Search this
Nakashima, George  Search this
Steinmetz, Bill  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Maryland Institute, College of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Jewelers -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11731
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)248744
AAA_collcode_cooke04
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_248744
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Diane Burko, 2016 November 4-14

Interviewee:
Burko, Diane, 1945-  Search this
Burko, Diane, 1945-  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17417
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)384974
AAA_collcode_burko16
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_384974
Online Media:

Ida Waugh letter, 1891 July 24

Creator:
Waugh, Ida  Search this
Waugh, Ida  Search this
Subject:
Fry, Anna  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10337
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213546
AAA_collcode_waugida
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213546

Nina Yankowitz papers, circa 1950-2017

Creator:
Yankowitz, Nina, 1946-  Search this
Yankowitz, Nina, 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Strider, Marjorie  Search this
Heresies Collective, Inc.  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17543
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)392625
AAA_collcode_yanknina
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_392625
Online Media:

Frederick A. Sweet research material on Mary Cassatt and James A. McNeill Whistler, 1872-1975

Creator:
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold), 1903-1984  Search this
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold), 1903-1984  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill  Search this
Topic:
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9505
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211703
AAA_collcode_sweefred
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211703

Jessie Willcox Smith papers, 1901-1931

Creator:
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9723
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212007
AAA_collcode_smitjess
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212007

Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott papers, 1848-1947

Creator:
Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green  Search this
Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green  Search this
Subject:
Oakley, Violet  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox  Search this
Green, Jasper  Search this
Earle, Mary Tracy  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7009
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209142
AAA_collcode_ellieliz
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209142

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