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Folk art -- United States

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Adele Earnest Papers

Identifier: A0008
Abstract The Adele Earnest Papers contain photographs; correspondence with folk artists, folk art collectors, and institutions related to folk art; original research and drafts of Earnest’s published works; and other writings regarding folk artists. Earnest was the owner of Stony Point Art Gallery, which sold and exhibited folk art. A great deal of this collection pertains to Earnest’s work at the Stony Point Art Gallery. Earnest was also a founding trustee of the American Folk Art Museum, and the...
Dates: 1913 - 1993

AFAM Oral History Project

Identifier: A0065

This collection contains audio recordings conducted for the AFAM Oral History Project. This project is onoing and new recordings will be available for request and research on an onging basis.

Dates: 2021-present

AFAM Press and Publicity Files

Identifier: A0001-3
Scope and Contents The AFAM Press and Publicity Files were compiled by Susan Flamm, the Musuem's long-time Director of Public Relations. The press files include the majority of the print publicity published between 1972-2011, ranging from newsprint to magazines and othe printed matter. Newspaper from before 1980 has been preservation photocopied. The material covers all of the American Folk Art Museum's major exhibitions, as well as events such as house tours, quilt festivals, auctions, and...
Dates: 1972 - 2011

Burton and Helaine Fendelman Papers

Identifier: A0022

The Burton and Helaine Fendelman Papers are comprised of materials related to antique and folk art appraiser Helaine Fendelman’s career and scholarship, particularly on Tramp Art, including photos of antiques and art objects, research and educational materials, and press materials.

Dates: 1963 - 2017

Deborah Goldsmith Throop Family Collection

Identifier: A0067
Abstract The Deborah Goldsmith Throop Family Collection contains the family papers related to artist Deborah Goldsmith Throop (1808-1836). The collection includes family correspondences, receipts, appraisal documents, donation letters and deeds, and loan agreements in relation to the donation of Deborah’s works to various exhibits and institutions between 1975-1989. Also included in the collection are two scrapbooks containing photographs and handwritten descriptions, and other material related to...
Dates: 1848, 1942-1948, 1975-1989

Gerald Kornblau Papers

Identifier: A0017

Gerald Kornblau was an authority on American folk art and a dealer who sold works to private and museum collections. This collection contains reference material on specific objects from the Kornblau Gallery, some of which eventually came to be in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum. Also included is reference material on American folk art painting and sculpture, including rare eighteenth-century manufacturer catalogs of weathervanes and decorative objects.

Dates: 1970 - 2000

Henry Glassie, interviewed by Valérie Rousseau, 2021-07-29

Scope and Contents This interview touches upon Dr. Henry Glassie’s definition of folk art, as well as how his interest in the subject began. Glassie discusses his humanistic approach to his scholarship, specifically his methodology of listening and conducting interviews with artists in the field to understand the technical procedures and vocabulary inherent to their art-making. Throughout the interview Glassie distinguishes between artists and art makers in the USA versus the rest of the world. He also...
Dates: 2021-07-29

Jean Lipman's Little Black Book

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: A0032

Jean Lipman's Little Black Book is a small, four-ring binder that contains Lipman’s handwritten records of the Cooperstown collection, plus article ideas and notes related to Art in America.

Dates: 1938 - 1950

John Byam Papers

Identifier: A0038

The John Byam Papers contain drafts of letters, notes, and drawings written by John Byam, mostly during the time he lived at the Hearthstone Home for Adults in Hobart, New York. The bulk of the materials is letters that Byam wrote to his extended family, which he usually copied over several times. Other material includes several composition books with Byam's notes, drawings, and lists in them.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1971 - 2012

John Gordon Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: A0020

John Gordon was a dealer of American folk art in New York from 1964 to 1980. This collection contains photographs of works owned or handled by Gordon during that period, as well as related correspondence, publicity, and publications.

Dates: 1964 - 1980