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color studies, and layouts for publications; photos of Kruse and of his art; lecture typescripts; published and unpublished writings; price lists for works of art, and priced exhibition catalogs; a list of buyers of Kruse's paintings; address books; mailing lists; a scrapbook of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.
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001