Intern Annie Schweikert details the process of creating our current exhibition, Little Black Books, Address Books from the Archives of American Art, now open at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Intern Sarah Casto discusses a project to preserve the Macbeth Gallery scrapbooks, which she and intern Marie Desrochers stabilized and prepared for digitization.
Graduate intern Kimberley Henze writes about the pleasures of making order out artists’ papers, and what delighted her in the Robert Ebendorf papers.
Curatorial intern Cecelia Vetter looks at the friendship between artist Joseph Cornell and ballerina Tamara Toumanova through correspondence found in the artist’s papers.
Undergraduate students from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, who recently visited the Archives of American Art reading room in Washington, D.C., report on their research on Dorothy Strum.
Summer intern Emma Kibblewhite shares about a summer spent with the Archives of American Art’s oral history collection.
I was just interested in doing caricatures and making compositions and drawings and sketching in black and white. I didn’t do much ratiocination, I guess. I just went around “doing my thing,” as they say now.
Blogs across the Smithsonian will give an inside look at the Institution’s archival collections and practices during a month long blogathon in celebration of October’s American Archives Month. See additional posts from our other participating blogs, as well as related events and resources, on the Smithsonian’s Archives Month website.