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Letters from artists, art dealers, and art collectors, mostly addressed to Sanford Low, Director of the Museum, 1940-1964. Some letters contain price lists of works of art, photographs and printed matter. Correspondents include John Taylor Arms, Milton Avery, Thomas Hart Benton, Leonard Baskin, Varujan Boghosian, Charles Burchfield, Adolf Dehn, Philip Kappel, Sol LeWitt, Herbert Meyer, Ogden Pleissner, Henry Schnakenberg, Robert Vose and others. Also included are writings by Low and others about the Musuem.
New Britain Museum of American Art records, 1907-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 1710 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Known as the Art Museum of the New Britain Institute prior to 1961.
Donated 1979 by the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001