PAUL CUMMINGS: Where is the accent in your name?
SOL LeWITT: It’s the last syllable - LeWITT. [Emphasis on “Witt”]
MR. CUMMINGS: It is? People argue about that all the time.
MR. LeWITT: It’s not a very interesting argument
- Oral history interview with Sol LeWitt, 1974 July 15. LeWitt died on this day in 2007. Let’s hope by now this uninteresting argument has been put to rest.
Dr. Greg Bradsher tells the story of a retired optometrist who picked up two 16th century books as an American soldier from a mine in Germany. After contacting Dr. Bradsher at NARA, the optometrist had the chance to return the books to the German libraries where they originated. #truestory
Barbara Aikens, our Head of Processing, explains that most of our MM materials were acquired because of the later careers at prominent art institutions that many of these men and women went on to hold after their service in WWII.
That back in the day, the states all printed their own money? In Ching-Hsien Wang’s talk on smithsoniantranscriptioncenter, she is showing some interesting examples of the numismatic collections of the National Museum of American History, available for transcription.http://transcription.si.edu/browse?filter=owner:National%20Museum%20of%20American%20History