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Brooklyn Museum records, 1823-1963

Creator:
Brooklyn Museum
Subject:
Albee, Grace
Albers, Josef
Alps, Glen
Arms, John Taylor
Ballinger, Maxil
Baskin, Leonard
Beny, Roloff
Boyd, Fiske
Broner, Robert
Casarella, Edmond
Cassatt, Mary
Citron, Minna Wright
Conover, Robert F. (Robert Fremont)
Day, Worden
Deshaies, Arthur
Drewes, Werner
Fox, William Henry
Frasconi, Antonio
Fuchs, Emil
Goldin, Leon
Gropper, William
Hart, George Overbury
Hayter, Stanley William
Heller, Helen West
Hoff, Margo
Jones, John Paul
Kohn, Misch
Lachaise, Isabelle Nagle
Lang, David
Martinelli, Ezio
Moy, Seong
Pennell, Joseph
Pierce, Danny
Pozzatti, Rudy O.
Sager, Peter
Schanker, Louis
Schrag, Karl
Suba, Susanne
Sykes, Maltby
Takal, Peter
Von Wicht, John
Wald, Sylvia
Warsager, Hyman J.
Weber, Max
Whistler, James McNeill
Yoshida, T?shi
Zoellner, Richard
Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences
Federal Art Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
25 reels of microfilm.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Included are extensive memoirs of William Henry Fox director of the museum for over 25 years; scattered records of the Brooklyn Institute, 1823-1873; catalogs for Brooklyn Museum exhibits (4 1/2 reels) and for exhibits held in various galleries and museums, primarily in N.Y. (14 reels); brief records of the Dept. of Painting and Sculpture primarily relating to Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington; records of the Dept. of Prints and Drawings, mainly regarding exhibitions, including correspondence, much of it with curator Una Johnson, correspondence with art dealers, files on artists, and statistics on exhibitions, 1936-1939; and records of the Registrar's office, 1933-1936, regarding the museum's involvement in the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration, mainly the Graphic Arts Division.
Dept. of Prints & Drawings artists files relate to: Grace Albee, Josef Albers, Glen Alps, Maxil Ballinger, Leonard Baskin, Wilfred Roloff Beny, Fiske Boyd, Robert Broner, Edmond Casarella, Minna Citron, Robert Conover, Worden Day, Arthur Deshaies, Werner Drewes, Antonio Frasconi, Leon Goldin, William Gropper, Stanley William Hayter, Helen West Heller, Margo Hoff, John Paul Jones, Misch Kohn, David Lang, Ezio Martinelli, Seong Moy, Danny Pierce, Rudolph Pozzatti, Peter Sager, Louis Schanker, Karl Schrag, Susanne Suba, Maltby Sykes, Peter Takal, John Von Wicht, Sylvia Wald, Hyman Warsager, Max Weber, Toshi Yoshida, Richard Zoellner, and others.
Other correspondents of note (reels BR21-22) include John Taylor Arms, Mary Cassatt (1 letter, 1903), George Overbury "Pop" Hart, Mrs. Gaston Lachaise, Joseph Pennell (re Whistler), and a group from art dealers.
Also included are papers of and related to Austrian artist Emil Fuchs, including letters regarding commissions, a list of books and prints, and miscellany.
Citation:
Brooklyn Museum records, 1823-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels BR1- BR25 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in Brooklyn Museum.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
The Brooklyn Museum had its roots in the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, founded 1823. The Museum was formed in 1889.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964-1965 by Brooklyn Museum.
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Administrative records
Art museums
Exhibition catalogs
Museum administrators
Museum directors
Museum records
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8453
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210628
AAA_collcode_broomuse2
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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