Correspondence dates from 1969-1991 and is primarily comprised of letters to Eiseman, however some drafts and copies of outgoing letters are also included. Correspondence is predominantly related to provenance and authenticity research for the Demuth catalogue raisonné project. Other letters relate to publication prospects, authentication requests, and obtaining photographs of works. In addition to numerous individual collectors, Eiseman corresponded with institutions including Amherst College, Barnes Foundation, Brooklyn Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, Demuth Foundation, Denver Art Museum, Hirshhorn Museum, National Endowment for the Arts, Parrish Museum, Philadelphia Art Museum, Phillips Collection, Provincetown Art Association, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sotheby's, Toledo Museum, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Walker Art Center, Whitney Museum, and Yale University. Galleries, historical societies, publishers, and magazines are also among the correspondents. A small number of photographs and printed materials are included with the letters.
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The Alvord Eiseman research material concerning Charles Demuth is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Alvord Eiseman research material concerning Charles Demuth, circa 1914-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.