Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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This collection comprises the largest source in the world of primary source documentation on the visual arts in America. Contained in the over five thousand collections, are letters, diaries, sketches and sketchbooks, exhibition catalogs, scrapbooks, business records, art periodicals, and other types of documents. The collections, combined with approximately three thousand interviews done for the AAA's oral history program and nearly one thousand photographs in the AAA's photographs of Artists Collections, provides excellent source material. A large portion of the collections are the personal papers of artists-painters, sculptors, printmakers, craftsmen, photographers and architects.

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