Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The papers of art collector Charles Rand Penney measure 22.9 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1994 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1945 to 1994. The majority of the collection consists of Penney's art collection files, which include printed materials, correspondence, notes, and photographic materials. Also found within the papers are catalogs from exhibitions that featured artwork from Penney's collection.
Charles Rand Penney papers, 1923-1994, bulk 1945-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Charles Rand Penney conducted by Robert F. Brown on August 14-16, 1981. Additional files relating to the Charles Rand Penney Foundation (1963-1976) are located at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Files relating to Western New York state artists, Charles Burchfield, and American Arts and Crafts are located at the Burchfield-Penney Center at Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York.
Charles Rand Penney (1923-2010) was an art collector from Buffalo, New York.
The collection was donated in 1993-1994 by Charles Rand Penney.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001