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Nanae Momiyama papers, 1928-circa 2000, bulk 1948-2000

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 9 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1948-1995
0.4 Linear feet
Box 1

Numerous versions of Nanae Momiyama's revised and edited resumes provide an overview of her professional activities over a thirty year period. This series includes some awards and prizes received by Nanae Momiyama, including the Twenty-third Grand Prix International de Peinture; the Grand Prix Humanitaire de France, Musee d'Art Modern de Ville de Paris; and the Gold Medal from the Accademia Italia.
Files are arranged by subject and thereafter in chronological order.
Description Container Select
Resumes, circa 1970s-1990s
2 Folders
1
1-2
Graduation Certificate, Bunka Gakuin College of Fine Arts, 1954
1
3
Passports, 1953-1988
1
4
Admission to International House, undated, 1948-1960
1
5
Artist's Statements, circa 1990s
1
6
Calendar of Lectures and Interviews, 1980-1995
1
7
Awards, 1972-1985
1
8
Memberships, undated, 1983-1984
1
9
Address Books, undated, circa 1970s-1975
2 Folders
1
10-11
Interview with Nanae Momiyama, 1972-1973
2 Sound tape reels
1
12
Miscellaneous Biographical Material, 1954, 1981-1986
1
13

Series 2: Correspondence , 1953, 1970s-1993
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

Correspondence includes letters, drafts, postcards, and greeting cards. Letters reference Nanae Momiyama's participation in various arts organizations, the scheduling of exhibitions and lecture demonstrations, as well as her commissioned projects. Much of the correspondence is in Japanese.
Files are arranged in chronological order.
Description Container Select
Correspondence, undated, 1953, 1970s-1993
6 Folders
1
14-19
Unidentified Correspondents, undated, 1959-1981
1
20
Loose Envelopes, undated, 1963-1985
1
21

Series 3: Writings and Notes , circa 1950s-1995
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

This series includes writings and notes by Nanae Momiyama and by others. Included are Nanae Momiyama's drafts of her class presentations on calligraphy and Sumi-e painting.
The article on Nanae Momiyama's work by art critic Alfred Werner is unpublished.
Files are arranged by subject and thereafter filed in chronological order.
Description Container Select
Typescripts of Presentations, circa 1950s-1970
1
22
Press Releases, circa 1970s-1980s
1
23
Research Notes, circa 1970
1
24
Miscellaneous Writings and Notes, undated, circa 1960s-1995
1
25
Drafts of Article on Nanae Momiyama's artwork, 1977
1
26

Series 4: Business Records , 1962-1987
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

Business records include annotated painting lists. Found is Nanae Momiyama's agreement to promote a Yves Saint Laurent fragrance for Charles of the Ritz, Ltd. as part of the company's marketing campaign.
Files are arranged by subject and then chronologically.
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Painting Lists, undated, 1974-1987
1
27
Consignments and Loan Agreement, 1975-1986
1
28
Contract with Charles of the Ritz Group, Ltd., 1982
1
29
Scattered Receipts, undated, 1962-1983
2 Folders
1
30-31

Series 5: Printed Material , circa 1950s-1995
0.8 Linear feet
Box 1

Clippings, exhibition invitations, announcements, and catalogs trace Nanae Momiyama's exhibition history from the 1950s-1990s. There are a number of clippings from Japanese-American newspapers. Some checklists are annotated.
Printed material can also be found in Series 6: Scrapbooks.
Files are arranged by record type and filed thereafter in chronological order.
Description Container Select
Press Releases, undated, 1958-1993
1
32
Clippings About Nanae Momiyama, 1958-1995
6 Folders
1
33-38
Clippings, General, undated, 1956-1987
not specified
39
Unidentified Clippings in Japanese, circa 1950s-1995
2
1
Periodicals, undated, 1953-1970
2
2
Invitations, undated, 1953-1983
2
3
Announcements, undated, circa 1956-1995
3 Folders
2
4-6
Exhibition Catalogs, undated, 1952-1983
2
7
Checklists, 1970-1992
2
8
Brochures, undated, 1953-1986
2
9
Reproductions of Artwork, undated, circa 1974-1978
2
10
Miscellaneous Printed Material, undated, circa 1950s-1991
2
11
Monograph, Sumi-E: An Introduction to Ink Painting, 1965
2
12

Series 6: Scrapbooks , 1948-1978
0.3 Linear feet
Box 2

There are five scrapbooks. Four scrapbooks were received disbound and the pages are brittle. Volume 5 includes notes, handmade holiday cards by the artist, and photographs of Momiyama's children, and miscellaneous items.
Printed material can also be found in Series 6: Scrapbooks.
Scrapbooks are arranged in chronological order.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook 1, 1948-1953
1 Volume
Disbound
2
13
Scrapbook 2, 1950s
1 Volume
Disbound
2
14
Scrapbook 3, 1953
1 Volume
Disbound
2
15
Scrapbook 4, 1956-1977
1 Volume
Disbound
2
16
Scrapbook 5, 1962-1978
1 Volume
Disbound
2
17

Series 7: Sketches and Drawings , circa 1950s-1970s
0.1 Linear feet
Box 2

Sketches are done in ink, watercolor, and charcoal on paper and board, depicting mainly landscapes, flowers, and objects from nature, such as small insects and birds. Sketches include studies and finished drawings. Sketches are generally undated. Also included are Momiyama's logo design that was used on her stationery and exhibition announcements.
Sketches and Drawings can also be found in Series 9: Photographs.
Sketches are arranged in chronological order.
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Sketches and Drawings, circa 1950s-1970s
2
18
Sketches and Drawings, 1962-circa 1970s
2
19
Sketches and Drawings, circa 1970s
2
20
Graphic Design Sketches, undated, circa 1970
2
21

Series 8: Sketchbooks , circa 1975-1997
0.1 Linear feet
Box 2

This series comprises 7 sketchbooks of sketches or studies done in ink, wash, and pencil. Three small sketchbooks contain mostly genre scenes and buildings.
Vol. 5 contains drawings by the artist after she suffered a stroke; most of the drawings are head studies and a few drawings are annotated.
Sketchbooks were arranged in chronological order.
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Sketchbooks 1-3, circa 1975-1979
3 Volumes
2
22
Sketchbook 4, undated, 1991
1 Volume
2
23
Sketchbook 5, "Nanae Momiyama, Post Stroke,", 1997
1 Volume
2
24

Series 9: Photographs , 1928-circa 2000
1 Linear foot
Box 3

Most of the individuals and venues in photographs are unidentified. Included are photographs of Nanae Momiyama in traditional kimono holding a brush used in calligraphy; many of the photos were used for publicity purposes.
Included are six photograph albums; three albums were received disbound. Interspersed among the pages of the volumes 1 and 2 are sketches by Nanae Momiyama and loose photographs. Photograph albums also contain personal snapshots and photographs of Momiyama's paintings.
Photographs are arranged by subject and arranged in chronological order thereafter.
9.1:: Photographs of Nanae Momiyama and Others, 1928-circa 2000
Description Container
Nanae Momiyama, 1940s-circa 2000
2 Folders
3
1-2
Nanae Momiyama with Family, Friends, and Colleagues, 1928-1990s
2 Folders
3
3-4
Family, Friends, and Colleagues, circa 1940s-1980s
2 Folders
3
5-6
9.2:: Photographs of Exhibition Installations and Artwork, 1959-circa 1995
Description Container
Exhibition Installations, undated, 1959-1993
3
7
Artwork, undated, 1972-circa 1995
4 Folders
3
8-11
Transparencies, undated, 1968-1975
3
12
9.3:: Miscellaneous Photographs, circa 1980s-1983
Description Container
Nanae Momiyama Residence, Rye Brook, New York, circa 1980s
3
13
Unidentified Buildings, undated, 1983
3
14
9.4:: Slides of Artwork, 1975-1995
Description Container
Slides of Artwork, 1975-1979
3
15
Slides of Artwork, 1978-1995
3
16
Slides of Artwork, 1981-1987, 1995
3
17
9.5:: Photograph Albums, 1938-circa 1990s
Description Container
Vol. 1: Nanae Momiyama with Family and Friends, circa 1938-1940
3
18
Vol. 2: Nanae Momiyama with Family and Friends, undated, 1938-1943
3
19
Vol. 3: Nanae Momiyama with Family, Friends, and Colleagues, circa 1958-1970s
1 Volume
Disbound
3
20
Vol. 4: Nanae Momiyama with Family, circa 1970s-1980s
1 Volume
Disbound
3
21
Vol. 5: Nanae Momiyama with Colleagues and Students, circa 1980s-1990s
3
22
Vol. 6: Artwork, circa 1979
1 Volume
Disbound
3
23

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