The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Biographical data; correspondence; diaries; notebooks which include an entry of a conversation with William Merritt Chase on his painting methods; sketchbooks, color studies, and layouts for publications; photos of Kruse and of his art; lecture typescripts; published and unpublished writings; price lists for works of art, and priced exhibition catalogs; a list of buyers of Kruse's paintings; address books; mailing lists; a scrapbook of "Art to Heart Talks" clippings from the ART DIGEST; invention/patent files for a stapler, and printed matter.
Alexander Z. Kruse papers, 1888-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm rolls 1459-1461 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Art critic, painter and educator; New York City.
The papers were collected by Richard R. Love, director of the gallery which lent them to the Archives of American Art.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001