Five collections, digitized as part of the Terra Foundation of American Art grant for Collections Online, have recently been deployed to the Archives of American Art’s (Smithsonian Institution) website. These include the papers of Boston portrait painter Rose Lamb, where several letters from her former teacher William Morris Hunt can be found; papers of writer John Weatherwax  relating to his work and friendship with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo; papers of  Thomas Benedict Clarke relating to his patronage of painter Homer Dodge Martin; records of the New York ACA (American Contemporary Artists) Gallery, documenting founder Herman Baron's support of artists particularly  during  the McCarthy era; and from the opposite coast, gallery announcements from the Irving Blum Gallery (formerly Ferus Gallery) for largely contemporary and Pop artists.


The EAD finding aid serves as the only descriptive metadata for the digitized collections, as well as the primary online navigational tool.  This update brings to 84 the  total number of  fully digitized collections available online, comprising nearly 880,000 images and representing close to 640 linear feet.



Barbara D. Aikens


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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

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