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Subject Files

 Collection
Identifier: A0004
Scope and Contents The “Topical Subject” files, which form an important part of the “Bishop Files,” are a collection of articles, photocopies of books or parts of books, newspaper clippings and hundreds and hundreds of splendid photographs (8x10 b and w, glossy prints) covering subjects that reflect Dr. Bishop’s many interests in antiques, folk art, printing, sculpture, pottery, furniture and many more aspects of the arts. Datable materials are chiefly from the 1970s, but both earlier and later years are...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970s-1980s

Susan H. Kelly and Anne C. Williams Gravestone Rubbings

 Collection
Identifier: A0023
Abstract The collection contains 136 mounted gravestone rubbings, created by Susan H. Kelly and Anne C. Williams, between 1977 and 1983. The rubbings represent gravestones dated 1650 to 1800. The stones are from all across New England, with the majority being from Connecticut.
Dates: 1977 - 1983

Tevis Audiocassette Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A0019
Abstract The Tevis Audiocassette Collection includes thirty-two audiocassettes of lectures given by Bob and Pat Coblentz to docents in 1977 and 1978, and guest lecture series from 1976 to 1980. The lectures were recorded by American Folk Art Museum docent Eleanora Tevis.
Dates: 1976 - 1980

The Charles B. and Janice M. Rosenak Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A0009
Abstract The Charles B. and Janice M. Rosenak Collection contains photography, oral history interviews, and a small amount of research material relating to folk artists. The Rosenaks, major collectors of folk art, added to their collections by traveling around the United States and meeting with artists in their home and work studio environments. The artists featured in this collection are primarily artists from the Southeast and Appalachia, as well as Navajo and Hispanic artists of the Southwest. The...
Dates: 1960 - 2010

The Daniel and Jessie Lie Farber Gravestone Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A0036
Abstract The Farber gravestone collection depicts approximately 600 gravestones in photographic prints and slides. The gravestones were primarily carved before 1800, and are in the northeast region of the United States. Daniel and Jessie Lie Farber were early gravestone enthusiasts, and helped to form the Association for Gravestone Studies.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1976 - 1984

The Ellin Ente Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: A0012
Abstract The Ellin Ente Oral History Project is a collection of oral history interviews with early collectors and dealers of American folk art, named for American Folk Art Museum volunteer Ellin Ente (1927-1998). Interviews were conducted by Patricia Keller.
Dates: 2003

The Francis Y. Duval and Ivan B. Rigby Early American Gravestone Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A0042
Abstract The Francis Y. Duval and Ivan B. Rigby Early American Gravestone Collection contains thousands of photographs and negatives of 17th-19th century gravestones from the American northeast. Also included is 150 plaster casts, and material related to exhibitions and journal articles that Duval and Rigby created.
Dates: c. 1970-1989

The Historical Society of Early American Decoration Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A0031
Abstract In 1946, a group of students formed The Historical Society of American Decoration (HSEAD) to honor the memory and perpetuate the work of their teacher, Esther Stevens Brazer (1898-1945). Brazer, the accepted authority on Early American Decoration, was a pioneer in recognizing it as a valuable art form. The HSEAD Collection includes original stencils, ledgers, scrapbooks, and ephemera. The original stencils are by several prominent individuals, including Willian Page Eaton, George Lord, Joseph...
Dates: Majority of material found in c. 19th century

The John Montelius Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A0014
Abstract The John Montelius Papers contain photographs, journals, and pamphlets created in America in the mid to late 1800s. The photographs portray members and friends of the Montelius family. The journals contain handwritten diary entries by John Montelius about his everyday life and focus on the weather and his family. The pamphlets are handwritten educational tools focused on mathematics, calligraphy, drawing, and geography and maps. Montelius was a farmer and calligraphy teacher who lived in...
Dates: 1829 - 1866

The Museum of American Folk Arts Exhibition Files (1966-1977)

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Identifier: A0002-2
Abstract The record group contains exhibition files related to the American Folk Art Museum's exhibitions between 1966 and 1977, when the museum was called the Museum of American Folk Arts (MAFA). The files include a range of materials, such as correspondence, checklists, installation and object photography, publicity and press releases, and more.
Dates: 1966 - 1977

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Names
American Folk Art Museum 6
Bishop, Robert, (1938-1991) 6
Black, Mary, (1922-1992) 2
Brazer, Esther Stevens, (1898-1945) 2
Earnest, Adele, (1901-1993) 2
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Fendelman, Helaine W. , (1942- ) 2
Fried, Frederick, (1908–1994) 2
Hemphill, Herbert Waide, (1929-1998) 2
Holdridge, Barbara C., (1929- ) 2
Holdridge, Lawrence Barrett, (1910-1998) 2
Neal, Avon, (1922-2003) 2
Parker, Ann, (1934-) 2
Wise, Edith C. 2
Atkins, Jacqueline M. 1
Auriti, Marino, (1891-1980) 1
Bacot, H. Parrott 1
Bellamy, John Haley, (1836-1914) 1
Bragaline, Edward A., (1906-1999) 1
Byam, John, (1929-2013) 1
Cummins Snively Crosier Pauling, Emma (1848-1923) 1
DaLee, Justus, (1793-1878) 1
DaLee, Richard Waterman Moffitt, (1809–1868) 1
Darger, Henry, (1892-1973) 1
Davies, David L., (1926-2012) 1
Doherty, Joseph P. 1
Duval, Francis Y. 1
Ente, Ellin F., (1927-1998) 1
Fagaly, William A. 1
Farber, Daniel L., (1906-1998) 1
Farber, Jessie Lie, (1920-2013) 1
Fasanella, Eva, (1920-2006) 1
Fasanella, Ralph, (1914-1997) 1
Finster, Howard, (1916-2001) 1
Firmani, Colette Auriti 1
Gladstone, Mike J., (1923-2015) 1
Goldsmith, Deborah (1808-1836) 1
Gordon, John, (1921-2003) 1
Gordon, Leah 1
Historical Society of Early American Decoration 1
Isaacson, Philip M., (1924-2013) 1
Johnson, Bruce , (1949-1976) 1
Jones, Louis C., (1908-1990) 1
Keller, Patricia 1
Kelly, Susan H. 1
Ketchum, William C., Jr., (1931- ) 1
Kogan, Lee 1
Kopp, Joel 1
Kopp, Nancy 1
Kornblau, Gerald, (1928-2011) 1
Krolik, Day 1
Krolik, Jean 1
Krüsi, Hans, (1920-1995) 1
Lerner, Kiyoko 1
Lipman, Jean, (1909-1998) 1
Meeuwse, Eveline 1
Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West (Organization) 1
Miller, Melvin C., Jr. 1
Montelius, John A., (1813 - 1878) 1
Montgomery, George, (1924-1997) 1
Mygatt, Frederick Thomas, (1811-1853) 1
Phillips, Ammi, (1788-1865) 1
Pryor, Samuel Frazier, Jr., (1898-1985) 1
Rigby, Ivan B., (1908-2000) 1
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 1
Rosenak, Charles B., (1927- ) 1
Rosenak, Janice M., (1930-2012) 1
Sabbathday Lake (Me.) 1
Savitsky, John "Jack", (1910-1991) 1
Starr, Nina Howell, (1903-2000) 1
Tepper, Phyllis A. 1
Tevis, Eleanora 1
Weissman, Julia, (1917-2015) 1
Whipple, Wallace E., (1933-2000) 1
Willey, Philo Levi “Chief” 1
Williams, Anne C. 1
Williams, Roy Marie, (1931-2013) 1
Wilson, Delmer Charles, (1873-1961) 1
von Bruenchenhein, Eugene, (1910-1983) 1
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