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Folk art -- United States

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 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 Press and Publicity Files

Identifier: A0001-1
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 more.
Dates: 1972 - 2011

Gerald Kornblau Papers

Identifier: A0017
Abstract 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

Helaine Fendelman Papers

Identifier: A0022
Abstract The collection includes research, contracts, correspondence, drafts, proofs, and other materials related to Helaine Fendleman's 1975 publication Tramp Art: An Itinerant's Folk Art and exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum, and to the 1999 publication Tramp Art: A Folk Art Phenomenon by Fendelman and Jonathan Taylor.
Dates: 1973 - 1999

Jean Lipman's Little Black Book

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: A0032
Abstract 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
Abstract 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
Abstract 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

Ralph and Eva Fasanella Papers

Identifier: A0007
Abstract This collection contains material related to Ralph Fasanella’s artistic career, his work in labor unions, and his personal interests. Much of the material is correspondence between Ralph Fasanella’s wife, Eva, and the various museums, collectors, unions, and other various individuals and institutions with which the Fasanellas worked closely.
Dates: 1914 - 2013

Tevis Audiocassette 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

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