Correspondence relates to general studio business and includes correspondence with current and prospective clients, general inquiries, financial material, plans for exhibitions. Also found are four letters from stained glass artist, Charles J. Connick, and one letter from sculptor and designer, Joseph D. Portanova.
Personal correspondence concerns matters such as involvement with alumni and business associations, personal exchanges regarding stained glass art and techniques, correspondence with friends, arrangements for travel and events, and correspondence regarding Christmas greetings.
Also found is material relating to the American Arts Exposition, Inc., a corporation formed to advise agencies and sponsoring groups in gathering together works of art representing American fine and related arts. Burnham, Jr., served on the Executive Committee of the organization and his files include correspondence, notes, lists of members and exhibition planning documentation.
Correspondence relating to Stained Glass Association of America business, particularly the Association's 1940 annual meeting in New York City, can also be found here.
Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records are 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.
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art