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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers

Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Names:
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Burkhardt, Rudy  Search this
Cavaliere, Barbara  Search this
Davis, Bill  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Forge, Andrew  Search this
Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper), 1926-  Search this
Glaser, Jane R.  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Gruen, John  Search this
Holmes, Doloris  Search this
Isaacs, Reginald R., 1911-  Search this
Janis, Sidney, 1896-  Search this
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Maddox, Charles  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
McCoy, Sanford, Mrs.  Search this
Miller, Daniel  Search this
Miller, Robert, 1932 Apr. 17-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 -- Photographs  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Rouche, Burton  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-  Search this
Valliere, James  Search this
Wasserman, Tamara E.  Search this
Wright, William  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid, 1915-1965  Search this
Extent:
16.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Date:
circa 1914-1984
bulk 1942-1984
Summary:
The papers of abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and wife Lee Krasner measure 16.1 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1984. The collection documents their personal and professional lives, as well as the legacy of Jackson Pollock's work after his death. Found are biographical material, correspondence, writings by Krasner and others, research material, business and financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork by others, photographs, interview transcripts, audio and video recordings, and motion picture film.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and wife Lee Krasner measure 16.1 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1984. The collection documents their personal and professional lives, as well as the legacy of Jackson Pollock's work after his death. Found are biographical material, correspondence, writings by Krasner and others, research material, business and financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork by others, photographs, interview transcripts, audio and video recordings, and motion picture film.

The collection is divided into two series, the first of which focuses on Pollock and includes his scattered papers dating from circa 1914 to his death in 1956, as well as Krasner's papers dating from his death to 1984 about managing Pollock's legacy. This series includes biographical materials, including transcripts and audio recordings of an interview with William Wright in 1949; Pollock's and Krasner's correspondence with Thomas Hart Benton, Betty Parsons Gallery, Bill Davis, B. H. Friedman, Reginald Isaacs, Sidney Janis, Violet De Lazlo, Martha Jackson Gallery, Alfonso Ossorio, Tony Smith, and Clyfford Still, and with one another; Krasner's correspondence concerning Pollock's estate and artwork after his death; numerous writings about Pollock, including an original draft of Bryan Robertson's biography and an essay by Clement Greenberg.

James Valliere extensive research files on Pollock for a never-published biography were given to Krasner and filed in Series 1. These include scattered correspondence with Lee Krasner, and Pollock's family and friends, including Charles Pollock, Thomas Hart Benton, and Robert Motherwell. There are also transcripts of interviews Valliere conducted with Pollock's friends and colleagues, including James Brooks, Dorothy Dehner, Clement Greenberg, Reuben Kadish, Lee Krasner, Charles Maddox, Mrs. Sanford McCoy, Daniel T. Miller, Robert Miller, and Tony Smith. The original audio reels and duplicates exist for many and are filed here. Additional interviews were conducted with Willem de Kooning, Alfonso Ossorio, and Burton Rouche, but not transcribed - these are filed in Series 1.10, Audio Recordings and Motion Picture Film.

Also found in Series 1 are scattered business records documenting Krasner's handling of Pollock's estate and legacy; printed materials relating to Pollock, including published biographies, exhibition catalogs, and clippings; two scrapbooks; and a sketchbook by an unidentified artist. Numerous photographs of Pollock include childhood and family photographs, photographs of Pollock in his studio by Hans Namuth, Rudy Burckhardt, and Herbert Matter, photographs of Pollock with Lee Krasner, and exhibition photographs. Audio recordings and motion film in Series 1 include a 1964 16mm film about Pollock (VHS copies are available) and reel-to-reel recordings of untranscribed interviews of Pollock's friends and colleagues by James Valliere, including interviews with Willem de Kooning and Alfonso Ossorio. Additional transcribed interviews are filed in subseries 1.4.

Lee Krasner's papers documenting her own career are arranged in Series 2 and date from 1927-1984. Biographical materials include resumes and awards, school documents, family documentation, and exhibition lists. Her correspondence with artist friends and art colleagues is extensive and includes many letters from artists such as Philip Johnson, Ray Eames, Cleve Gray, and Hans Namuth. She also maintained correspondence with many art historians and critics, curators, gallery owners, collectors, arts-related and social organizations, admirers, and family members.

There are thirteen transcripts of interviews with Krasner by Bruce Glaser, Barbara Cavaliere, Andrew Forge, Emily Wasserman, Barbara Rose, and others. The original audio recordings for these transcripts are filed in series 2.10, along with other audio recordings for which there are no transcripts, including interviews by John Gruen, Delores Holmes, Mercedes Matter, the Martha Dean Radio Show, NBC Today Show, and WQXR radio. There are also audio recordings of Krasner's lectures in series 2.10.

Krasner's papers also include writings and reminiscences by Krasner; writings about Krasner; printed materials such as exhibition catalogs and clippings; and one scrapbook containing clippings and photographs. Numerous photographs are of Krasner, including portrait photographs taken by Hans Namuth; of Krasner with Jackson Pollock and family and friends, and of her exhibitions and artwork.

Users should note that Pollock's and Krasner's papers contain similar types of material that often overlap in subject matter, especially among the correspondence and photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 series:

Series 1: Jackson Pollock papers and Lee Krasner papers about Jackson Pollock, circa 1914-1984 (Box 1-7, 16, OV 18, FC 19-22; 7.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Lee Krasner papers, circa 1927-1984 (Box 7-15, 17; 8.6 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jackson Pollock was born in 1912, in Cody, Wyoming, the youngest of five sons. His family moved several times during his childhood, finally settling in Los Angeles. In 1930 he joined his older brother, Charles, in New York City, and studied with Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League of New York. Pollock worked during the 1930s for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. During 1936 he worked in artist David Alfaro Siqueiros's Experimental Workshop. In 1938 he began psychiatric treatment for alcoholism, and his artwork was greatly influenced by Jungian analysis and the exploration of unconscious symbolism.

In 1943 Pollock had his first one-man exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim's New York gallery, Art of this Century, and continued to exhibit there over the next several years. A major turning point in Pollock's life and art was in 1945 when he married fellow artist Lee Krasner and moved to East Hampton, Long Island. There he developed his mature painting style, and became famous for his abstract pouring technique on large canvases. The height of his creativity spanned from 1947 to 1952, and his work was promoted by art critic Clement Greenberg. Along with other abstract expressionists including Hans Hofmann, Alfonso Ossorio, and Barnett Newman, he joined the Betty Parsons Gallery in 1947. He had his most successful one-man show in 1950 which was widely publicized and praised. This exhibition, combined with a 1949 feature article in LIFE magazine, made Pollock an American celebrity.

In 1952 Pollock moved his work to Sidney Janis Gallery and returned to earlier motifs in a search for new breakthroughs. The last few years of his life he suffered from mental and physical health problems, and in August, 1956 he died in a car accident. His wife, Lee Krasner, oversaw his estate and worked with many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, on Pollock retrospective exhibitions.

Lee Krasner was born Lenore Krassner in 1908 in Brooklyn, New York to Russian immigrant parents. In 1926 she was admitted to the Women's Art School of The Cooper Union, and in 1928 she attended the Art Students League. After graduating from The Cooper Union in 1929, she attended the National Academy of Design until 1932. After briefly attending City College and Greenwich House, she worked for the Public Works of Art Project and the Temporary Emergency Relief Administration, and finally became an assistant in 1935 on the WPA Federal Art Project, Mural Division. From 1937 to 1940 she studied at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts and began exhibiting with the American Abstract Artists group.

In 1942 Krasner met Pollock as they were both preparing to exhibit work in the same show. Although they married and she became immersed in his career, she continued to exhibit her own work with other abstract artists and from 1946 to 1949 worked on the Little Image painting series. In 1953 she began working on collages, a medium she would come back to again later in her career. After Pollock's death her work was greatly influence by her sadness and anger, creating a visible evolution of her style.

For the rest of her career, Krasner consistently exhibited her work in both group and solo exhibitions. She had her first retrospective at Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 1965, and in 1966, she joined Marlborough Gallery, New York which represented Pollock's work as well. In the 1970s and early 1980s Krasner won many awards for her achievement in the visual arts, including the Augustus St. Gaudens Medal and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She returned to the medium of collage, and in 1976 joined the Pace Gallery, New York. In 1981 she joined the Robert Miller Gallery, New York. Lee Krasner continued creating art until her death in 1984.
Related Material:
Found in the Archives of American Art are the Charles Pollock Papers, 1902-1990, which includes correspondence, photographs, and other files relating to his brother, Jackson Pollock. Other resources in the Archives are oral history interviews with Lee Krasner, including a series of interviews conducted by Dorothy Seckler between 1964 and 1968, and interviews conducted by Barbara Rose in 1966 and Doloris Holmes in 1972.
Provenance:
The papers of Jackson Pollock were donated in 1983 by Lee Krasner through Eugene V. Thaw shortly before her death. Additional material about Pollock and the papers of Lee Krasner were donated in 1985 by Eugene V. Thaw, executor of Lee Krasner's estate.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Citation:
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1914-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.polljack
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, Colleagues

Collection Creator:
Catlin, Stanton L. , 1915-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Stanton L. Catlin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Stanton L. Catlin papers, 1911-1998, bulk 1930-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Stanton L. Catlin papers
Stanton L. Catlin papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-catlstan-ref277

Stanton L. Catlin papers

Creator:
Catlin, Stanton L. , 1915-1997  Search this
Names:
Columbia Records, Inc.  Search this
Hunter College -- Faculty  Search this
Syracuse University -- Faculty  Search this
Universidad de Chile -- Faculty  Search this
Ades, Dawn  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Boulton, Alfredo  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Obregón, Alejandro, 1920-  Search this
Paternosto, César, 1931-  Search this
Paz, Octavio, 1914-  Search this
Rasmussen, Waldo  Search this
Rockefeller, David, 1915-  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Sandoval, Judith Hancock de  Search this
Sebastián, Santiago  Search this
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Williams, Amancio  Search this
Extent:
56.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Diaries
Place:
Czech Republic -- description and travel
Date:
1911-1998
bulk 1930-1994
Summary:
The papers of curator, gallery director, educator, and Latin American art historian Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) measure 56.4 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1994. The papers are comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, teaching and project files, professional files, research files, exhibition and subject files, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of curator, gallery director, educator, and Latin American art historian Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) measure 56.4 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1994. The papers are comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, teaching and project files, professional files, research files, exhibition and subject files, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical material includes six address books, two annotated calendars, four day books, curriculum vitae, interview transcripts, records of Catlin's personal book collection, and his work as a student. Correspondence is with Catlin's family and prominent artists and colleagues, such as Dawn Ades, Dore Ashton, Alfredo Boulton, Robert Motherwell, Alejandro Obregon, César Paternosto, Octavio Paz, Waldo Rasmussen, David and Nelson Rockefeller, Susana Torruella Leval, Judith Sandoval, Santiago Sebastian, and Amancio Williams. Correspondence with Columbia Records concerns Catlin's Grammy Award for best album.

There are writings and notes by Catlin and others on Latin American art, and three journals kept by Catlin during his time in the Czech Republic and Minnesota.

Teaching files document some of Catlin's work as an art history professor at Hunter College, Syracuse University, and the University of Chile. The project files document his work as a consultant or contributor on various projects abd the professional files include records of Catlin's positions as art gallery curator and director, professional memberships, conference participation, and other professional activities. Research and subject files consist of annotated material related to Latin American art, European art, and various artforms and artists.

Exhibition files are found for Art of Latin America Since Independence (1966) and other exhibitions of Latin American art. Printed materials include books with an inscription, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, magazines, and publications. There are photographs of Catlin, family and friends, colleagues, and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Series 1: Biographical material , 1933-1989 (1 linear foot; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1914-1994 (4.5 linear feet; Box 2-6)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1930-1993 (4.5 linear feet; Box 6-10, OV 57)

Series 4: Teaching Files, 1941-1991 (1.5 linear feet; Box 10-12)

Series 5: Project Files, 1940-1993 (3.5 linear feet; Box 12-16)

Series 6: Professional Files, 1939-1994 (13.1 linear feet; Box 16-28, OV 58, 60)

Series 7: Research and Subject Files, 1938-1998 (8.0 linear feet; Box 28-36)

Series 8: Exhibition Files, 1941-1993 (15.6 linear feet; Box 37-51, OV 58-60)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1944-1993 (4.2 linear feet; Box 52-56)

Series 10: Photographs, 1911-1991 (0.5 linear feet; Box 56)
Biographical / Historical:
Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) was a curator, gallery director, educator, art historian, and expert on Latin American Art.

Catlin studied art history at Oberlin College and graduated in 1937. After graduation, he studied painting and art history at the Academy of Arts in Prague, Czech Republic for two years. Catlin received a Fogg Museum Fellowship in Modern Art at Harvard University to survey collections of art in Europe. However, the project was canceled because of World War II.

During the war, Catlin served as a Cultural Relations Representative for the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs where he assisted with exhibition arrangements throughout Latin America. In 1942, he also began teaching the history of art in the United States at the University of Chile. After the war, Catlin served in the Field Operations Division of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, working in the Displaced Persons Operation from 1945-1946.

From 1947 to 1950, Catlin served as the executive director of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He received his graduate degree in art history from New York University in 1952, and shortly thereafter became editor and curator of American art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. From 1958 to 1967, Catlin was the assistant director of the Yale University Art Gallery. While there, he curated the landmark exhibition Art of Latin America Since Independence in 1966, the first exhibition to include only Latin American art and the accompanying catalog remains a standard reference source. That same year, Catlin won a Grammy Award for best album notes for an essay on Mexican mural painting.

In 1967, Catlin left Yale to take a position as director of the Art Gallery at the Center for Inter-American Relations before joining the faculty of Syracuse University in 1971 and becoming director of the university's Art Gallery. He remained at Syracuse for the rest of his career.

Catlin was a consultant on the major retrospective exhibition of the work of Diego Rivera at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1986. He also worked on a project to document Mexican murals in the United States. Catlin died in Fayetteville, New York in 1997.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview conducted by Francis V. O'Connor with Stanton L. Catlin from July 1 to September 14, 1989.

The University of Texas at Austin holds a significant collection of Stanton Loomis Catlin's papers, some of which are duplicates of the papers held by the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The collection was donated from 1992 to 1995 to by Stanton L. Catlin.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Stanton L. Catlin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York  Search this
Minnesota -- Description and travel  Search this
Gallery directors -- New York (State)  Search this
Curators -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Diaries
Citation:
Stanton L. Catlin papers, 1911-1998, bulk 1930-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.catlstan
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Lee Ya-Ching Papers

Creator:
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Extent:
11.9 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Maps
Scrapbooks
Date:
1938-1970
Summary:
This collection consists of 9.3 cubic feet of material chronicling Lee Ya-Ching's role as a pilot trying to raise funds for China during World War II. The collection contains the following types of material: correspondence, both official and personal; maps; 8 mm films; publications; newspapers; invitation; programs from events; lecture notes; scripts from radio shows; photographs, both official and snapshots; trip schedules and agendas; address books; scrapbooks; and official paperwork and licenses.
Scope and Content note:
This collection of materials listed in the finding aid is arranged into two series, Ms Lee's personal papers and her professional papers. Her personal papers consist mainly of correspondence and memorabilia from the 1930's through the 1960's. The primary focus of the professional papers is the years 1937 to 1945, the time which Ya-Ching was conducting her Good Will tour of the United States. The information in this section is in the form or correspondence, newspaper clippings, event pamphlets and flyers, publications, itineraries, and corporate papers. These items are arranged by material type then chronologically. No attempt was made to translate foreign language material in the collection.

There are various conservation concerns in this collection. Most of the papers were buried for a number of years prior to being donated. There are many photographs which have adhered to each other, many papers are torn with information missing and there is significant mildew damage to both paper and photographs. These items have been removed from the collection until they receive conservation treatment.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lee Ya-Ching was born in Canton, China in 1912. As an only child who lost her mother at a young age, Ya-Ching was raised by her father and grandmother. Under her father's guidance she learned many skills, including martial arts, some previously restricted to male children. Ya-Ching attended English schools in Hong Kong and Shanghai and at the age of 16 was sent to London to attend finishing school.

In 1929 at the age of 17, Ya-Ching went to Geneva, Switzerland. It is there that she took her first ride in an airplane and vowed to learn how to fly. She enrolled in Ecole Aero Club de Suisse and, in 1934, became the first woman to receive a pilot's license from the school. Determined to continue her education, Ya-Ching went to the United States and attended the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California in 1935. In November of that year she became the first woman licensed through the Boeing School. Upon completion of her training at the Boeing school Ya-Ching returned to China and began campaigning for a Chinese pilot's license, eventually obtaining the license in 1936. Seeing a need to train new pilots, Ya-Ching and some fellow pilots opened a civilian flying school in Shanghai in 1936.

When Japan invaded China in 1937, Ya-Ching volunteered to fly for her country, but was refused. Undeterred, she served her country by establishing hospitals. Leaving Shanghai for Hong Kong just before the city fell, she was finally given the opportunity to fly for China by piloting Red Cross planes ferrying supplies from Hong Kong to Canton. Realizing that China needed aid and supplies, Ya-Ching embarked on a Goodwill Tour of the United States and Canada in 1938. When the war prevented her return to China, Ya-Ching continued the tour expanding her appearances into South America.

Not much is known of Ya-Ching's life after the war. She returned to Hong Kong for a number of years. In the 1960's she returned to California, where she died in 1998 at the age of 86.

Time Line of Lee Ya-Ching

xxxx -- The following timeline covers key events in Ya-Ching's life, as well world events. Events involving Ya-Ching are shown in normal type world events are shown in italics.

1909 -- M. Vallon flies first plane in China

1911 -- China ousts the 2000 year old Imperial System for a Republic

April 16, 1912 -- Lee Ya-Ching is born in Canton, China

1916 -- Ya-Ching's mother dies of tuberculosis

1917 -- China enters World War 1 on the side of the Allies

1926 -- Begins career as a movie actress

1928 -- Leaves the film industry and goes to school in England

1929 -- The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) is ousted from China Goes to Switzerland

September 1931 -- Japan seizes control of Manchuria

November 1931 -- CCP resurfaces in China and forms the Chinese Soviet Republic in Jiangxi Province

May 1932 -- Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to solo across the Atlantic

1933 -- Begins flying lessons at Geneva's Cointrin-Ecole d'Aviation

1934 -- Receives her pilot's license from Ecole Aéro Club de Suisse

1935 -- Attends and receives license from the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California

1935 -- Falls out of an aerobatic plane, earning her membership in the Caterpillar Club

1936 -- Receives her pilot's license from the Chinese Government First domestic airline established in China Opens a civilian flying school in Shanghai

1937 -- Flies for the Red Cross ferrying supplies from Hong Kong to Canton Japan invades China Earns Hong Kong commercial pilot's license Helps establish hospitals in Shanghai

1938 -- Begins goodwill tour of United States and Canada

1939 -- Appears in US film Disputed Passage with Dorothy Lamour

1940 -- Flies "Estrella China" to Caribbean, Central and South America Aids Ruth Nichols in raising money for Relief Wings

1941 -- Begins working for United China Relief

December 7, 1941 -- Bombing of Pearl Harbor forces American entry into World War II

1944 -- Begins Goodwill and Fund Raising tour of South America and Caribbean

August 1945 -- Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, followed by Japanese surrender and end of World War II

1946 -- Returns to China and retires

1946 -- Fighting between CCP and KMT (Nationalist party) resumes

October 1949 -- KMT retreats to Taiwan Mao Zedong establishes the People's Republic of China

1950 -- Receives Hong Kong private pilot's license

1963 -- Receives Hong Kong Special Purpose Pilot's license

1971 -- Permanently moves to the United States

1997 -- British rule ends in Hong Kong

January 28, 1998 -- Dies at the age of 86
Provenance:
Pax Cheng and Mary Wolfson, Gift, 2007
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- China  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Maps
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers, Accession 2008-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0009
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0009
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk 1888-1942

Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Subject:
De Meyer, Adolf  Search this
Miller, Flora Whitney  Search this
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Whitney, Harry Payne  Search this
De Strelecki, Jean  Search this
Cushing, Howard Gardiner  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Whitney Studio Club  Search this
Greenwich House (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Ambulance Field Hospital (Juilly, France)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketches
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Lithographs
Blueprints
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7107
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209241
AAA_collcode_whitgert
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209241
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Oral history interview with Charles Henry Alston, 1965 September 28

Interviewee:
Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Schmoo, Aaron Ben  Search this
Pachano, Ernest  Search this
Dlugoszewski, Lucia  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Samuel, Halpert  Search this
Block, Lucienne  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Harlem Artists Guild  Search this
United States.Federal Emergency Relief Administration  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painters  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11482
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213759
AAA_collcode_alston65
Theme:
African American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213759

Karal Marling papers, 1932-1973

Creator:
Marling, Karal Ann, 1943-  Search this
Subject:
McVey, William Mozart  Search this
Eckhardt, Edith Aline  Search this
Milliken, William Mathewson  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ohio)  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Historians  Search this
History  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9071
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211264
AAA_collcode_marlkara
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211264

Peter and Rose Krasnow papers, 1914-2001

Creator:
Krasnow, Peter, 1886-1979  Search this
Krasnow, Rose, 1885-1984  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Leslie  Search this
Raboff, Ernest Lloyd  Search this
Drake, Alfred S.  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Owen, Dale  Search this
Jaffe, Lilly Weil  Search this
Danieli, Fidel  Search this
DeLuce, Robert  Search this
Blades, Harriet  Search this
Stone, Irving  Search this
Weston, Flora  Search this
Budnick, Dan  Search this
Clements, Grace  Search this
Noer, Philip  Search this
Owen, Elaine  Search this
McCann, G. L. (Grace Louise)  Search this
Cocker, Conrad  Search this
Price, Aimée Brown  Search this
Raboff, Ina  Search this
Howe, Dudley  Search this
United States.Aircraft Warning Service.Ground Observer Corps  Search this
Peter Krasnow Arts Foundation  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Short stories
Scrapbooks
Notes
Essays
Photographs
Prints
Poems
Slides (photographs)
Diaries
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Topic:
Wood sculpture  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9164
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211359
AAA_collcode_kraspete
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211359
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California Federal Art Project papers, 1935-1964

Creator:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Rayter, Joe  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9810
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212252
AAA_collcode_fedeartp02
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212252

Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960

Creator:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Subject:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Morris, Carl A.  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Weisenborn, Rudolph  Search this
Miller, Dorothy Canning  Search this
Samuel, Halpert  Search this
De Rivera, José Ruiz  Search this
Ward, Lynd Kendall  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Brown, Samuel Joseph  Search this
Scaravaglione, Concetta Maria  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd  Search this
Speck, Walter Edward  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Olds, Elizabeth  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
American Council of Learned Societies  Search this
Cartoonists Guild  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Shakers  Search this
The Design Laboratory (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Artists' Congress.  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Photograph albums
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Prints
Government records
Drawings
Slides (photographs)
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Public officers  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
United States  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6730
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208855
AAA_collcode_cahiholg
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208855
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George Biddle papers, circa 1910-1970

Creator:
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Subject:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Shan, Benjamin  Search this
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck  Search this
Pound, Ezra  Search this
Poor, Anne  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Pascin, Jules  Search this
Brewer, Bessie Marsh  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Justice Dept. Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
National Library Building (Rio de Janerio, Brazil)  Search this
Supreme Court Building (Mexico City, Mexico)  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painters  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
United States  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7126
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209260
AAA_collcode_biddgeor
Theme:
Diaries
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209260
Additional Online Media:

Belladonna Leaves, Fluid Ext. of (Fluidextractum Belladonnae Foliorum)

Maker:
Parke, Davis and Company  Search this
Physical Description:
belladonna leaves (drug active ingredients)
glass (overall material)
paper (label material)
cork (lid material)
plastic (packaging material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 13.335 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
pharmaceutical
Place made:
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Date made:
1926
Subject:
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs  Search this
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Parke, Davis and Company; Accession 093279 (1926)
ID Number:
MG.M-02179
Catalog number:
M-02179
Accession number:
93279
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_717727
Additional Online Media:

Camphor Belladonna & Quinine Sulphate, formerly Rhinitis

Maker:
Certified Laboratories, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (packaging material)
glass (overall material)
Belladonna Root, fluid extract,1/8 m. (drug active ingredients)
camphor, 1/4 gr (drug active ingredients)
Quinine Sulfate, 1/4 gr. (drug active ingredients)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 5/8 in; 6.35 cm x 1.5875 cm
Object Name:
pharmaceutical
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
ca 1940
Subject:
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs  Search this
ID Number:
MG.314016.105
Catalog number:
314016.105
Accession number:
314016
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1427821
Additional Online Media:

William R. Warner & Co.'s Original Pill Cascara Cathartic (Dr. Hinkle)

Maker:
William R. Warner and Company  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
cork (lid material)
paper (label material)
cotton (inside material)
cascarin (W& Co.), 1-4 gr. (drug active ingredients)
Aloin, 1-2 gr. (drug active ingredients)
Ext. Belladonna Leaves, 1-8 gr. (drug active ingredients)
Strychnine sulphate, 1-60 gr. (overall active ingredients)
Podophyllin, 1-6 gr. (overall active ingredients)
Gingerine, 1-8 gr. (overall active ingredients)
Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 1 1/8 in; 10.16 cm x 2.8575 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Laxatives  Search this
ID Number:
MG.314016.122
Catalog number:
314016.122
Accession number:
314016
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_717155

L'Arbre du Chatiment

Original artist:
Dali, Salvador  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9.12 cm x 7 cm; 3 9/16 in x 2 3/4 in
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
relief
Place published:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Date made:
c. 1960
ID Number:
GA.21797
Catalog number:
21797
Accession number:
258731
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_788432

Papermaking In Southern Siam

Author:
Hunter, Dard  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 30 cm x 21.5 cm; 11 13/16 in x 8 7/16 in
Object Name:
Book
Object Type:
Relief Processes
Date made:
1936
ID Number:
GA.17156
Accession number:
1936.141694
Catalog number:
17156
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_887085

Mr. Twee Deedle

Maker:
Ben Day  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 35.5 cm x 56.5 cm; 13 31/32 in x 22 1/4 in
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Photomechanical Relief Processes
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
GA.07084.01
Catalog number:
07084.01
Accession number:
55416
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_792598

Mr. Twee Deedle

Maker:
Ben Day  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 35.5 cm x 56.5 cm; 13 31/32 in x 22 1/4 in
Object Name:
Print
print
Object Type:
Photomechanical Relief Processes
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
GA.07095.01
Catalog number:
07095.01
Accession number:
55416
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_792600

Mr. Twee Deedle

Maker:
Ben Day  Search this
Physical Description:
zinc (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 cm x 43.5 cm; 7 3/32 in x 17 1/8 in
Object Name:
Plate
plate, printing
plate
relief
Object Type:
Photomechanical Relief Processes
plate
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
GA.07093
Catalog number:
07093
Accession number:
55416
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_792628

Mr. Twee Deedle

Maker:
Ben Day  Search this
Physical Description:
zinc (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15 cm x 39 cm; 5 29/32 in x 15 11/32 in
Object Name:
Plate
plate, printing
plate
relief
Object Type:
Photomechanical Relief Processes
plate
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
GA.07094
Catalog number:
07094
Accession number:
55416
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_792629

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