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Samuel Wagstaff papers, 1932-1985

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Creator:
Wagstaff, Samuel J., 1921-1987
Subject:
Manning, Doreen
Johnson, Philip
Reinhardt, Ad
Johnson, Ray
Tuttle, Richard
De Maria, Walter
Basen, Dan
Halprin, Anna
Hartigan, Grace
Roth, Dieter
Fine, Albert M.
Manning, Robert
Di Suvero, Mark
Martin, Agnes Bernice
Newton, Gordon
James, Charles
Saret, Alan
Brecht, George
Byars, James Lee
Flavin, Dan
Wilson, Mary F.
Warhol, Andy
Oldenburg, Claes
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
6.2 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985, comprise 6.2 linear feet of correspondence, writings, miscellaneous records, printed material, and photographs documenting Wagstaff's professional and personal relationships with artists and photographers, his career as an art curator, and his position as an important collector of paintings and photographs.
Citation:
Samuel Wagstaff papers, 1932-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2008 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website. Materials not digitized include books, reproductions, and sales catalogs.
Funding:
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Biography Note:
Samuel Wagstaff (1921-1987) was an art dealer and curator from New York, N.Y. Formerly a curator of 20th century art at the Wadsworth Atheneum (1961-1968) and at the Detroit Institute of Arts (1968-1971), in 1973 Wagstaff began collecting photographs. He subsequently moved to New York and amassed one of the largest privately held collections, focusing primarily on American, British and French works from the 19th century.
Provenance:
Donated 1975-1986 by Samuel Wagstaff. Collection processed and correspondence microfilmed 1993 with funds provided by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Digitization Note:
The papers of Samuel J. Wagstaff in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2008. The bulk of the papers have been scanned and total 7,614 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, Modern
Fluxus (Group of artists)
Art
Photography
Art dealers
Artists
Photographs
Curators
Drawings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6939
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209068
AAA_collcode_wagssamu
Theme:
The Art Market
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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