Art and Artist Files in the Smithsonian Libraries Collections
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detail of illustration a boy with quill pen and alphabet The Smithsonian Institution Libraries artists' files are an exceptional resource for art historical research. Often these files are the only obtainable sources of information on emerging regional and local artists. Until now, the files were largely unavailable to those who did not travel to Washington DC. In 2004, several efforts were combined to produce a searchable database of artist names as the first step toward universal accessibility to these valuable files. more...

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