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Hart: the @Guggenheim Archives team plans to survey the AV collex, arrange & describe them, create finding aids, and digitize #AVSymp
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Register now for our March 27 symposium, "The Multi-Media Archive: Stewardship and Use of Audiovisual Media Documenting Contemporary Art History." This free program will feature roundtable discussions and a screening of rare archival films.

Program details and registration link at s.si.edu/1ERl7Y6
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Artist & writer Miné Okubo sent many illustrated letters to collectors Roy Leeper and Gaylord Hall. In this January 1974 letter she sketched the playful squirrels in New York's Washington Square Park.

Read the letter at http://s.si.edu/1wqd53k
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Thanks for visiting RT @ColbyMuseum: Along for the Ride: Katz Curator Diana Tuite at the Archives of American Art http://t.co/ufbEk0PxXG
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Assemblage artist Wallace Berman really stepped up for Jay DeFeo's birthday by giving her a brand new ladder for her studio.

http://s.si.edu/1pJVoOT
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Parlez-vous français? Help transcribe these letters by Marcel Duchamp at @TranscribeSI http://s.si.edu/1k8bLlz #ArtofHandwriting #Volunpeers
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Artist, critic, and modern-day flaneur, Sarah Schmerler makes diaristic artworks while she rides the New York City subway. Read about her work in the most recent installment of our "Artists on Diaries" blog series, curated by Mary Temple, here: http://s.si.edu/1uKQcwn

Sarah Schmerler, He's Trying Not to Think As Much as Possible Yeah Right (Page from Notebook "January 2015") (detail), 2015, Ink on paper, 8.25” x 10” (open). Image courtesy of the artist, used with permission.
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#Volunpeers, whose handwriting is your favorite in the #artofhandwriting project at @TranscribeSI?
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"I wanted to be an artist, & I wanted to be an artist whose work was done in the medium of photography" Lewis Baltz, http://s.si.edu/1AZ4pr9
Information about the Oral history interview with Lewis Baltz, 2009 November 15-17, including instructions on use, availability of transcript and audio, and related materials from the Archives.
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Did you help transcribe Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's teenage diary? Let's talk on Friday at 3:30 with @TranscribeSI #Volunpeers
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Help transcribe the diary of Rubens Peale, who wrote about the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865: http://s.si.edu/1weR8s8 @TranscribeSI
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@amilee_h Thank you for sharing this link, we didn't know about this odd game-Definitely wouldn't see it today! #DayintheLife #Volunpeers
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The world's largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America.
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The Archives of American Art is the world’s pre-eminent and most widely used research center dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America.

Our vast holdings—more than 16 million letters, diaries and scrapbooks of artists, dealers, and collectors; manuscripts of critics and scholars; business and financial records of museums, galleries, schools, and associations; photographs of art world figures and events; sketches and sketchbooks; rare printed material; film, audio and video recordings; and the largest collection of oral histories anywhere on the subject of art—are a vital resource to anyone interested in American culture over the past 200 years.

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