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The papers of Washington, D.C. painter and art educator Alma Thomas have been fully digitized: https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/alma-thomas-papers-9241 Alma Thomas (1891-1978) was known for her abstract paintings filled with dense patterns of color, and was considered a major artist of the Washington Color School. Thomas then began her teaching career at Shaw Junior High School in D.C. that lasted from 1924, until her retirement in 1960. In 1943 she became the founding vice president of Barnett Aden Gallery. Following her retirement from teaching in 1960, Thomas devoted herself full-time to painting, and continued to develop her signature style. Thomas's work has been exhibited at the White House and can be found in the permanent collections of major museums. The Alma Thomas papers include biographical material, letters, notes and writings, personal business records, exhibition files, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, an audio recording, and two video recordings. Image citation: Photograph of Alma Thomas at Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition opening, 1972 #archivesofinstagram #digitizedcollections #digitized #womeninthearts
https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/olin-levi-warner-papers-6781 Olin Levi Warner (1844-1896) was a sculptor active in New York, London, and Paris. An early proponent of the French Beaux-Arts style, Warner was a founding member of the Society of American Artists in 1877 and joined the National Academy of Design in 1888. By the end of Warner's lifetime, he had become a well-known sculptor, helping to popularize bas-relief in the United States. Photo: Olin Warner in his studio, circa 1880 #digitization #digitizedcollections #artistpapers #findingaidonline #olinleviwarner #archivesofinstagram
The Anna Walinska papers have been fully digitized: https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/anna-walinska-papers-6942 Anna Walinska (1906-1997) was a New York artist, teacher and gallery director who traveled widely and is most well known for her paintings related to the subject of the Holocaust. Her papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, travel diaries, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs. Photo credit: Anna Walinska in studio with her painting "The Naked and The Dead", 1979 #digitization #digitizedcollections #annawalinska #artistpapers #fully digitized #findingaidonline #findingaid #archivesofinstagram
The Max Bohm papers have been fully digitized and are available to view online: https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/max-bohm-papers-8893 Max Bohm (1868-1923) was a painter in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His papers include biographical material, correspondence, business records, diaries, writings, artwork, films, and photographs. #digitization #digitizedcollections #artistspapers #provincetownartists #maxbohm #fullydigitized #archivesofinstagram
The papers of painter, lecturer, and art dealer Anna Walinska are in the process of being digitized and the full collection will be available online soon. Here's a sneak peek at some of watercolors and drawings from her sketchbook! #behindthescenes #digitizedcollections #digitization #findingaid #archivesofinstagram
The papers of New York painters and teachers Josef Presser and Agnes Hart have been fully digitized and are available to view online: https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/josef-presser-and-agnes-hart-papers-8949 📷: Photo by Paul Schutzer. Photo of Agnes Hart Presser, Bernice Schutzer and Josef Presser, 1964 June #archivesofinstagram #digitizedcollections
Getting back into the swing of things in the New Year! This is a post from last year (December 27). A primer on records from the Freedmen’s Bureau. If you had ancestors living in the American South after 1865, there’s a chance they are in these records. #genealogyrecords #genealogyresearch #familyhistoryoninstagram #freedmensbureau #americanhistory ##americansouth #19thcentury #federaldocuments #digitizedcollections #africanamericanhistory #1800s
For #preservationweek the Stanford Libraries blog - library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog is featuring some of the people who support preservation! On Monday Cathy Aster of Digital Libraries Systems & Services talked about her work - this image is from one of favorite projects from this year- to find out more about it, take a look. @digitallib #librariesofinstagram #preswk #digitization #digitizedcollections #digitallibrary #imaging #librarystaff #preservation #iglibraries
Y'all. It's National Puppy Day. Please enjoy this slideshow of pups from our digital images library. Preservation evaluated, treated, or housed most of the collections represented here. All can be publicly viewed! 1. James Roberts. c. 1970. Northwestern University Archives 2. Unknown photographer. c. 1917 at Carniers, France. Base Hospital 12 Collection, University Archives 3. George Duntley. Early 20th century. Glass plate negative. Duntley Collection, University Archives 4. Vernon McKay. "Grinqua Women at Kokstad," South Africa, mid-20th century. McKay Collection, Herskovits Library of African Studies 5. Justine Cordwell. 1950s in Nigeria. Cordwell Collection, University Archives #archives #nationalpuppyday #digitization #puppies #africa #photographs #glassplatenegative #iglibraries #specialcollections #digitizedcollections #libraryconservation #librarypreservation
Just launched! A brand new project shared by @nmaahc - 35 pages of insight into interests and debates in March 1909. Volume XV, No. 3 of The Colored American Magazine represents the first monthly magazine crafted for African American audiences. It included topical articles, advertising, and serials – including some written by editor Pauline Hopkins. As you transcribe its typewritten pages, you’ll see pieces on census counts, building character, consumption, & Georgia State Industrial College, as well as poetry and portraits. (Link in Bio!) #NMAAHC #DigitizedCollections #SmithsonianTranscriptionCenter
The internet told us it is #internationalinternetday ! If you aren’t able to visit us in-person, not to worry! Our digital collections showcase just a fraction of our holdings, but include Handel’s “First Coronation Anthems” ca. 1735, motion picture director Norman Dawn’s display cards (such as the one above), and the manuscripts, photographs, and letters of authors such as Gabriel García Márquez.
The papers of Henry Varnum Poor are now available on our website. Poor (1888-1970) was best known as a potter and co-founder of Skowhegan School of Painting. Browse his sketchbooks, glaze recipes, photographs, and more! #ceramics #pottery #skowhegan #digitizedcollections
While today's theme for the Day in the Library Life challenge from @americanlibraryassociation is "Books on the Cart," we thought that since we feature so many of our books here, we might offer a window into another field of our collection management instead. What we have on the cart today are objects from our Collection of Medical and Scientific Instruments and Artifacts, currently in our photography lab as their entries in our Digitized Collections are being routinely upgraded. Over 1100 items from this collection are publicly available to browse on our website! Photo by Historical Library Assistant Florence Gillich. #datlibrarylife #behindthescenes #histmed #medical #history #antique #historical #medicalinstruments #artifacts #mortarandpestle #apothecaryjars #digitizedcollections #onlineexhibit #specialcollections #archives #library #librariesofinstagram #Yale #YaleMed