Publications

The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.

"William Scharf: History Painter", essay in Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., November 2000 for the exhibition William Scharf: Paintings 1984–2000.
Seymour Lipton: Aspects of Sculpture, Smithsonain Institution Press, 1979.
"Jochen Seidel," Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany, July-August 1995.
The Genius of American Painting, Morrow & Co., New York, (co-author), 1973.
"Vincent Pepi," Art Gallery, New York State University at Stony Brook, 1996.
Manet's Contemplation at the Gare St. Lazare, University of California Press, 1987; paperback 1991.
Notes & Recollections: Jochen Seidel Kompt nach Berlin: Die Ruhr, Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin, March 1992, tour to: Hallescher Kunstverein, Halle; Raum Trinitatis, Koln, Cologne).
Paul Manship, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.
"Phil Curtis," American Dreamer (New York: Hudson Hills Press), Contributor, 1999.
"Merrill Mahaffey: Cue From Manet," Palm Springs Desert Museum, March 2000 (catalog essay).
"Lester Johnson: The Secret in Plain Sight" Catalog essay, Provinceton Art Museum, Massachusetts, June 2001.
"The Art of New York's Jews: A Delicate Lesson" catalog essay in Transformations: Jew and Modernity Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia, University of Pennsyvlania Press, April 2001.
Hundertwasser der Maler German language edition, F. Bruckmann Verlag, Munich, Germany, 1986; reprinted Otus Verlag, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2001.
Julian Stanczak: Decades of Light, State University of New York, Buffalo, Poetry & Rare Book Collection, (co author) 1990.
Ulysses Kay: A Bio-bibliography. Compiler. Greenwood Press, 1994.

The work includes a biography, bibliography, discography, and list of works and performances, celebrating the achievements of one the most prominent 20th century African American composers.

For the Glory of God: A Brief History of Page's Chapel, Later Known as St. Thomas' Church, Croom, Prince George's County, Maryland, 1732-1995 Colonial Press, Birmingham, AL, 1995
"Bring Your Friends": A Brief History of the Chapel of the Incarnation, St. Thomas' Episcopal Parish, Brandywine, Prince George's County, Maryland Washington, DC, 2001
"The Correspondence of Charles Eversfield of Denne Park, and the Rev. John Eversfield of Maryland" Horsham Heritage, Issue No. 4, pgs. 41-49, Autumn 2001
The Naylors of Woodborough: The Stories of Some Descendants of George Nailor, 1655-1734 Rowe, Josephy Y. et al. The Naylors of Woodborough: The Stories of Some Descendants of George Nailor, 1655-1734. Washington, D.C.: Anchovy Hill Press, 2013.

"There is the old adage that you don't know where you are going until you know where you have been. In The Naylors of Woodborough, the authors have traced the journey of their immigrant ancestor, George Nailor, from Yorkshire, England to colonial Maryland where he established his first farm, Woodborough. Subsequent generations built upon George's legacy establishing farms and businesses in Maryland and across America. The Naylor story follows several themes common to the settling and development of the United States--immigration, upward mobility, westward expansion, connectoin to the land, and community and military service. This volume presents not only extensive genealogical information about various branches of the family but also casts that information in a larger historical context. The authors have painstakingly rsearched official records and original documents in the United States and United Kingdom, compiled oral family histories, and related personal ancedotes to share interesting stories about this particluar family and their American experience."

St. Thomas' Parish Register, Croome, Prince George's County, Maryland, 1849–1906. Bowie, MD: Heritage Press, 1998.
Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries Lacher-Feldman, Jessica. Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries. Chicago, IL:  Society of American Archivists, 2013.

"In Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries, longtime special collections exhibits curator Jessica Lacher-Feldman advises archivists at all levels on developing enlightening and entertaining exhibits. She describes each step of the exhibit process, providing straightforward tips on:

  • Developing innovative exhibit ideas
  • Formulating exhibit policies and procedures for your institution
  • Crafting well-written and visually interesting exhibit labels
  • Branding and designing exhibits
  • Promoting exhibits through conventional media, social media, and give-away items

Also included are case studies that detail exhibits at a variety of institutions, sample documents and forms, a literature review, and a guide to exhibit supplies.

Exhibit development doesnt have to be complicated or overwhelming. With this comprehensive resource, youll learn how to develop exhibits that help you to better connect with your audience and advocate for your repository. “Proceed and be bold” with exhibit development, and gratifying, inspiring results will transpire.

Chapter 13: Stonewall: Fortieth Anniversary, 1969-2009, CASE STUDY ONE: An Exhibit at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian by Frankln A. Robinson, Jr."

Faith & Tobacco, A History of St. Thomas' Episcopal Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Washington, D.C.: Anchovy Hill Press, 2015

From the colonial era until well into the 20th century, the combination of faith and the income from tobacco built and sustained the Anglican parishes of Maryland.  This book examines the history of St. Thomas' Parish in Prince George's County-a parish whose roots reach back to one of the earliest congregations in the colony. The text covers not only the events and people at the local parish level but also gives insight into the necessary and practical business of managing a parish; supporitng a rector, maintaining church buildings, and nurturing the growth of congregations.

Faith & Tobacco, A History of St. Thomas' Episcopal Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland.

From the colonial era until well into the 20th century, the combination of faith and the income from tobacco built and sustained the Anglican parishes of Maryland. This book examines the history of St. Thomas' Episcopal Parish in Prince George's County-a parish whose roots reach back to one of the earliest Anglican congregations in the colony.  The text covers not only the events and people at the local parish level but also gives insight into the necessary and practical business of managing a parish: supporting a rector, building and maintaining church buildings, and nurturing the growth of congregations. The colonal period, Civil War, and parish integration during the 1960s are but a few of the topics that arise in the parish history.  Calvert, Claggett, Bowie, Eversfield-names woven throughout Maryland history and the history of St. Thomas' Parish appear throughout. Letters, diaries, journals, and personal papers of priests and parishioners, some recently discovered, offer a fascinating view of the life of this parish and its people.

“Symbols and Images of American Labor: Dinner Pails and Hard Hats,” Labor's Heritage, July 1989.
Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection editorial board member and contributor, Smithsonian Books, 2013.

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