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Interviews of Helen Boyer and Warrington Colescott, 1984 Nov. 13 - 1986 Mar. 20

Creator:
Wright, Helena, 1946-  Search this
Boyer, Helen King, 1919-  Search this
Wright, Helena, 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Boyer, Louise  Search this
Boyer, Ernest W.  Search this
Colescott, Warrington  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Printmakers -- Interviews  Search this
Prints -- 20th century -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6432
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215567
AAA_collcode_wrighele
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215567

Interviews of Helen Boyer and Warrington Colescott

Interviewer:
Wright, Helena, 1946-  Search this
Creator:
Boyer, Helen King, 1919-  Search this
Names:
National Museum of American History (U.S.).. Dept. of Social and Cultural History.Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Interviewee:
Boyer, Ernest W.  Search this
Boyer, Louise, 1890-  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound cassettes (Total (ca. 90 min. each))
2 Sound cassettes (Boyer)
2 Sound cassettes (Colescott)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1984 Nov. 13 - 1986 Mar. 20
Scope and Contents:
Interviews conducted by Helena E. Wright of Helen Boyer and Warrington Colescott for research related to her position as curator in the division of Graphic Arts in the Department of Social and Cultural History at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Colescott discusses his suite of prints "The History of Printmaking" purchased by the Division of Graphic Arts, National Museum of American History in 1985. He mentions Rembrandt states and proofs; Robert Rauschenberg; Tamarind; viscosity printing; Slade School; Anthony Gross; and printmaking at the university level.
Boyer discusses being a member of a family of printmakers in Pittsburgh PA; the background and career of her mother, printmaker Louise Boyer; her mother's involvement in the development of anodized aluminum plates for drypoint; her mother's printmaking techniques; her father, architect and printmaker Ernest W. Boyer and his printmaking techniques; her own artistic development and career; the print market; the satirical and political content of her work from the 40s, her silk paintings; exhibitions; working for a toy manufacturer; working various jobs; and working in toy design.
Biographical / Historical:
Curator; National Museum of American History.
Provenance:
Transferred from the National Museum of American History, Division of Graphic Arts, 1993.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Printmakers -- Interviews  Search this
Prints -- 20th century -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.wrighele
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wrighele

Interview of Helen Boyer

Creator:
Boyer, Helen  Search this
Wright, Helena, 1946-  Search this
Boyer, Helen  Search this
Subject:
Boyer, Louise  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1984 November 13-14
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13648
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Interviews of Helen Boyer and Warrington Colescott, 1984 Nov. 13 - 1986 Mar. 20
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13648

Interview of Warrington Colescott

Creator:
Wright, Helena, 1946-  Search this
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Wright, Helena, 1946-  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
21 March 1986
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18018
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Interviews of Helen Boyer and Warrington Colescott, 1984 Nov. 13 - 1986 Mar. 20
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18018

African American Cosmetic and Food Label Collection

Creator:
Wright, Helena, 1946-  Search this
Names:
Famous Products Co.  Search this
Lucky Man Co.  Search this
Madam Jones Co.  Search this
Val-Mor Co.  Search this
Extent:
0.12 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Labels
Date:
1934-1946, undated
Summary:
Collection consists of labels, created by Chicago business Valmor Products Company, for packaging intended to appeal to the African American consumer market dating from 1934-1946.
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of fifty-three product labels created by Chicago area business Valmor Products Company and its subsidiaries: Madam Jones and Famous Products Company. The labels do not appear to have been used on product packaging. Personal care products were for both men and women and include cold cream, perfume, bleaching cream, talcum powder, toilet water, shaving cream, deodorant, hand cream, hot comb oil, hair dressing, and mouth wash. Common brand names on the product labels are Sweet Georgia Brown, Lucky Brown, Lucky Mojo, Lucky Man, Madam Jones, and Happy Go Lucky. Some of the products are specific to the African American community with mainstream products meant to appeal to this sector of American society. In many cases the company name, brand name, and copyright date appear on the labels. Materials are arranged in alphabetical order by the company name. If the company name does not appear on the label the brand name of the product was used.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged in one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Valmor Company was established in 1926 on the South side of Chicago. It was owned and operated by Morton Gross Neumann (1898-1985) and Rose Fogelson Neumann (1902-1998). The company catered to an African American consumer market and employed local black residents as warehouse workers and salesmen. It created advertisements and product packaging using the talents and skills of African American artists Charles Clarence Dawson (June 12, 1889 - March 1, 1981) and Jay Paul Jackson (September 10, 1905 - May 16, 1954). Products were sold under the Valmor name and its subsidiary companies: Lucky Brown, Madam Jones, King Novelty, and Famous Products Company. The company was purchased by New York's R. H. Cosmetic Corporation after the death of Morton G. Neumann in 1985.
Related Materials:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, NMAH.AC0060

Nathaniel Mathis Collection of Barbering and Beauty Culture NMAH.AC0641

Cover Girl Advertising Oral History & Documentation Project NMAH.AC0374

Carolyn Jones Papers NMAH.AC0552

Other Repositories

Valmor Products Label Collection, Special Collections, Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center

Graphic Arts Collection, Special Collections, Firestone Library, Princeton University

Made-in-Chicago Museum
Provenance:
Collection was donated to the Archives Center by National Museum of American History (NMAH) curator Helena Wright, November 23, 1993.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Packaging  Search this
Cosmetics industry  Search this
African American business enterprises -- 1930-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Labels
Citation:
African American Cosmetic and Food Label Collection, 1934-1946, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0480
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0480
Online Media:

Imperishable beauty : pictures printed in collotype / Helena E. Wright

Title:
Pictures printed in collotype
Author:
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
[22] p. : ill. (1 col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
Topic:
Printing  Search this
Photography  Search this
Collotype  Search this
Call number:
TR930 .W94 1988
TR930.W94 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_388454

Agency history, 1972-1994

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Subject:
Harris, Elizabeth M  Search this
Ostroff, Eugene  Search this
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
Marzio, Peter C  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts and Photography  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Photographic History  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1972
1972-1994
Topic:
Graphic arts  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00088
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219714

Correspondence, 1883-1989

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Photographic History  Search this
Subject:
Brockett, Paul 1872-1946  Search this
Harris, Elizabeth M  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Koehler, S. R (Sylvester Rosa) 1837-1900  Search this
Morse, Peter  Search this
Ostroff, Eugene  Search this
Smith, Ralph Clifton 1898-  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Sherwin, C. Allen  Search this
Fite, Eugene J  Search this
Griffith, Fuller  Search this
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology Division of Graphic Arts and Photography  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. processed holdings
2 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Clippings
Date:
1883
1883-1989
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Graphic arts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00429
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Correspondence 1883-1989 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Photographic History]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219726

Agency history, 1995-

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Subject:
Harris, Elizabeth M  Search this
Eklund, Jon B  Search this
Clain-Stefanelli, Elvira E (Elvira Eliza)  Search this
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
Doty, Richard G  Search this
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
Forman, Paul  Search this
Allison, David K. 1950-  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1995
1995-
Topic:
Information technology  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00259
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_223015

Prints at the Smithsonian : the origins of a national collection / Helena E. Wright with an introduction by Alan Fern

Author:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
71 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1996
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Call number:
NE53.W3 S647 1996X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_500586

Albert Bierstadt : art & enterprise / Nancy K. Anderson, Linda S. Ferber ; with a contribution by Helena E. Wright

Title:
Art & enterprise
Art and enterprise
Author:
Anderson, Nancy K  Search this
Ferber, Linda S  Search this
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Bierstadt, Albert 1830-1902  Search this
Physical description:
327 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
In art
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1990
C1990
Call number:
N40.1.B554 A11 1991
N40.1.B554A11 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_406826

300 years of American papermaking / Helena E. Wright

Author:
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
Topic:
Papermaking--History  Search this
Call number:
TS1095.U6 W949 1991
TS1095.U6W949 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_434929

With pen & graver : women graphic artists before 1900 / Helena E. Wright

Title:
With pen and graver
Author:
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
23 p. : ill., photo. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
19th century
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Call number:
NE508 .W94 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_477659

Dard Hunter at the Smithsonian / Helena E. Wright

Author:
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Hunter, Dard 1883-1966  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
13 p. : ill., port. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
1995
Between 1992 and 1995]
Topic:
Papermakers  Search this
Call number:
TS1098 .W94
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_491033

Business manuscripts in the Merrimack Valley Textile Museum, with mention of additional materialspertaining to these collections. [Compiled by Helena E. Wright

Author:
Merrimack Valley Textile Museum  Search this
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
22 l. 28 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1969
Topic:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Business  Search this
Call number:
Z7914.T3M57 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_109835

Textile technology prints : a checklist of prints, drawings and paintings in the Merrimack Valley Textile Museum / by Helena Wright

Author:
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
Merrimack Valley Textile Museum  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Massachusetts
North Andover
Date:
1980
Topic:
Textile museums--Catalogs, collections, etc  Search this
Textile industry in art--Catalogs  Search this
Art--Catalogs  Search this
Prints--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
NE53.N83 M57
NE53.N83M57
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_142943

Manuscript holdings of the Merrimack Valley Textile Museum. [Compiled by Helena E. Wright

Author:
Merrimack Valley Textile Museum  Search this
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
6 l. 28 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1968
1968]
Topic:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Call number:
Z7914.T3 M57m 1968
Z7914.T3M57m 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_162097

The Merrimack Valley Textile Museum : a guide to the manuscript collections / Helena E. Wright ; inventories prepared by John B. Hopkins and Dorothy Truman

Author:
Merrimack Valley Textile Museum  Search this
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
Hopkins, John B. 1948-  Search this
Truman, Dorothy  Search this
Subject:
Merrimack Valley Textile Museum  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 378 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
Topic:
Textile industry  Search this
Textile industry--Manuscripts--Catalogs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_187627

The first Smithsonian collection : the European engravings of George Perkins Marsh and the role of prints in the U.S. National Museum / Helena E. Wright

Author:
Wright, Helena 1946-  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Marsh, George P (George Perkins) 1801-1882 Art collections  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Engraving, European  Search this
Prints--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1039401

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