Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered general works on the visual arts. Works on the arts in general, including the visual arts, literature, and the performing arts, are entered under |a Arts.

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Jason Brown Collection

Identifier: MSS.0833
Scope and Contents The collection of works came first from a call to participate in a Mail Art project “Reinvention.” The curator, Jason Brown, asked for works on a global and local scale with the theme of “Reinvention.” Brown’s project outline stated that his blog would display the received mail art, which the works would eventually go on exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee, and it gave no inhibitions. The technique of art was “free,” meaning, not limited to any media and the size was “free,” expressing no...
Dates: 2014 - 2020

Contini-Volterra Photographic Archive

Identifier: MSS.0088

The Contini-Volterra Photographic Archive, 1930-1970, consists of photographs of art objects created in Europe during the 13th through 20th centuries. The collection was assembled by Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, 1878-1955, and Gualtiero Volterra, 1901–1967.

Dates: 1930 - 1967

Marvin Eisenberg Collection

Identifier: MSS.0584

The Marvin Eisenberg Collection is a research photographic archive of primarily Italian paintings of the 12th through 15th centuries. This collection contains photographs, postcards, museum catalogs, art journal articles, correspondence, and research notes. The photographs were assembled for art history lecture presentations and research for journal and book publications about Italy’s late Gothic and early Renaissance painting.

Dates: multiple

Don Evans Collection

Identifier: MSS.0913

This collection contains the papers of Professor Donald H. Evans, a professor of art and art history, emeritus, at Vanderbilt University.

Dates: 1970s-2000s

Sam Fleming Illuminated Medieval Manuscript and Early Printing Collection

Identifier: MSS.0640
Scope and Content Note This Collection of Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Leaves is 1.04 linear feet and is comprised of 91 vellum leaves from a Latin Manuscript Bible of the late 13th century and 80 pages from a Missal printed in the first part of the 16th century. The illuminated leaves from the Latin Bible have been damaged and repaired. Reproductions of six of these leaves from the Illuminated Latin Bible are framed and hang in the...
Dates: circa 1290-circa early 1500s

The Norman and Roselea Goldberg Collection

Identifier: MSS.0172
Abstract This collection contains the papers of Dr. Norman Goldberg and span from the 1950s-1982. The main subjects are as follows: his notes and drafts on the catalogue raisonné, John Crome the Elder; Goldberg’s notes and drafts on “The Norwich School: Birth and Growth;” notes and preparatory documents for an exhibition on the Norwich School; notes from an unpublished manuscript on John Sell Cotman; various prints and illustrations; photographs from a trip to the...
Dates: 1950s-1982

Patricia Hetzler Papers

Identifier: MSS.0716

Doris Lyons Hoover Papers

Identifier: MSS.0761
Scope and Content Note The papers are contained in five Hollinger boxes and measures 1.66 linear feet. They are comprised of personal correspondence, newspaper clippings and articles about Doris Hoover, a CD of hundreds of photos of her creative works, as well as copies of the books she wrote. Her personal correspondence includes letters and postcards from other well-known artists such as Bets Ramsey and Jean Ray Laury. Bets Ramsey is an award-winning quilter, lecturer, and author. She was the founder and director...
Dates: multiple

Connie Lembark Papers

Identifier: MSS.0709
Scope and Content The Connie Lembark Papers consist of 11 boxes (3.75 linear feet) of photographs and notes accumulated through the lives of Daniel and Connie Lembark and date from 1970 to 2008. The majority of the papers are color photographs from the couple’s trips in the United States and abroad. Included in these papers are the drafts and proofs of the 2008 book the Art Adventures of Connie Lembark and a few video tapes and DVDs of artists and events from the 1990s and...
Dates: 1970 - 2008

Louise LeQuire Papers

Identifier: MSS.0887

The Louise LeQuire Papers document her career as an artist, curator, writer and teacher. It contains much of LeQuire’s own work, including documents and correspondence related to her service with the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the Visual Arts Alliance of Nashville, as well her extensive research on notable artists of the time, such as William Edmonson, Red Grooms, and Frederic Remington.

Dates: 1950s-2000s

Eduardo Rosenzvaig Papers

Identifier: MSS.0372
Scope and Contents

The following material is a collection of comics from the cartoonists: Quino and Caloi. As a whole, the collection is composed of copies of their artwork and newspaper clippings. There is also an interview of Quino from the magazine Clarin and a clipping about Al Hirschfeld accompanied with some of his work.

Dates: multiple

Holden Bovie Schermerhorn Collection

Identifier: MSS.0610
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 6 items: an address, three drawings, and two handwritten manuscripts.

Dates: 1919-1931

Daniel C. Prince Papers and S.T.A.R. Collection

Identifier: MSS.0884
Scope and Content Note The Self Taught Artist Resource Collection (STAR), late 1960’s-2002, are the working papers of Daniel C. Prince, Prince Art Consultants, and STAR, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created by Daniel C. Prince. These include materials relating to artists, art environments, patrons, general correspondence, both for-profit and non-profit businesses, manuscripts of writings, research materials, publication materials, art organizations, ethnographic materials, clippings and subject files,...
Dates: 1960s-2002

Noel Wisdom Collection

Identifier: MSS.0613

George K. Withers Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0793

This collection contains 10 original posters created during WWII by George Withers, a war artist for the U.S. Army in Europe. These watercolors and ink drawings were spontaneous, and documented soldiers and the people they interacted with.

Dates: 1943 - 1946


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