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This is the first in a series of entries that highlight new acquisitions. The Archives of American Art collects primary source materials—original letters, writings, preliminary sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, financial records and the like—that have significant research value for the study of art in the United States. The following essay was originally published in the spring 2016 issue (vol. 55, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal. More information about the Journal can be found at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/aaa/current.
Archivist Rihoko Ueno examines the friendship of Miné Okubo and Kay Sekimachi through their letters.
April 22, 2016 | Guest AuthorsDanielle Shapiro, author of the first biography of John Vassos, looks at the industrial designer’s innovations in television design.
December 14, 2015 | Guest AuthorsGuest author Sally Stokes looks at the home movies artist Hildreth Meière made of murals at the 1939–1940 New York World’s Fair.
Blogs across the Smithsonian will give an inside look at the Institution’s archival collections and practices during a month long blog-a-thon in celebration of October’s American Archives Month.