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Happy Belated Birthday, Roger Daltrey!

Roger Harry Daltrey (b. March 1, 1944) is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who. Daltrey began his solo career in 1973, while still a member of the Who.  Learn more about this inductee at the Library and Archives.

Audio clip: The Who, “Pinball Wizard,” recorded at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH, on December 9, 1975. From the Frederick S. Boros Audio Recordings.

5th company, 3rd regiment, WAAC (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps) Training Center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, December 19, 1942

Learn more about the contributions of women in the military and related service organizations since World War I in the resources provided by our Women Veterans Historical Project. Oral histories, photographs, recruitment materials, and other resources documenting women’s military experience is available online at: http://libcdm1.uncg.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/WVHP/.

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Alexander Girard color story: Den/TV Room rug, pt. 7

In a series of posts over two weeks, the staff of the IMA Archives are bringing these five Alexander Girard designs for the Millers’ Den/TV Room rug to life, relying only on Girard’s color samples. This isn’t the first time that we’ve featured this particular Girard rug (see previous posts here and here), but this is the first time that we will explore Girard’s entire color story for this unique rug…color-by-color.

Other posts in this series:
Blank templates
Color “A”
Color “B”

Color “C”
Color “D”
Color “E”
Color “G”

Rug color sample F. Box 101, Folder 153, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana (MHG_IVm_B101_F153_001)

Alexander Girard rug design templates C19, A172, C182, B213, and B218, no date, Box 76, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_IIIc_B076_F001_019, MHG_IIIc_B076_F005_012, MHG_IIIc_B076_F005_022, MHG_IIIc_B076_F006_013, MHG_IIIc_B076_F006_018).

Color copy of TV Room rug (designed by Alexander Girard) by Edward Fields, 29 February 2008, 27/307, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_Ib_B027_F307_016)

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

UC San Diego’s Special Collections (ucsdspecialcollections) has over 8,500 works by Dr. Seuss. We got a behind-the-scenes peak at some of his unpublished work from the collection which included his “Noble Failures,” a deck of playing cards and sketches for future books.

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Alexander Girard color story: Den/TV Room rug, pt. 8

In a series of posts over two weeks, the staff of the IMA Archives are bringing these five Alexander Girard designs for the Millers’ Den/TV Room rug to life, relying only on Girard’s color samples. This isn’t the first time that we’ve featured this particular Girard rug (see previous posts here and here), but this is the first time that we will explore Girard’s entire color story for this unique rug…color-by-color.

Other posts in this series:
Blank templates
Color “A”
Color “B”

Color “C”
Color “D”
Color “E”
Color “F”

Rug color sample G, Box 101, Folder 154, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana (MHG_IVm_B101_F154_001-002)

Alexander Girard rug design templates C19, A172, C182, B213, and B218, no date, Box 76, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_IIIc_B076_F001_019, MHG_IIIc_B076_F005_012, MHG_IIIc_B076_F005_022, MHG_IIIc_B076_F006_013, MHG_IIIc_B076_F006_018).

Color copy of TV Room rug (designed by Alexander Girard) by Edward Fields, 29 February 2008, 27/307, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_Ib_B027_F307_016)