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William Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964

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Creator:
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961
Subject:
Dodgson, Campbell
Carrington, Fitz Roy
Rogers, Bruce
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle
Friedländer, Max J.
Wind, Edgar
Frankfurter, Felix
Ivins, Emma Yard
Burroughs, Bryson
Sarton, George
Käsebier, Gertrude
Boas, George
Berenson, Bernard
Arensberg, Walter
Constable, W. G. (William George)
Ivins, William Mills
Ruzicka, Rudolph
Ivins, Barbara
Lay, Charles Downing
Sizer, Theodore
Ivins, Florence Wyman
Webster, Herman A. (Herman Armour)
Winter, Carl
Arms, John Taylor
Simonson, Lee
Ivins, Katherine
Greene, Belle da Costa
Ames, Winslow
Holmes, Margaret Ivins
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)
Pierpont Morgan Library
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)
Grolier Club
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
20.6 linear ft.
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:
Correspondence, writings, notes, and photographs; and Ivins family papers.
The collection contains professional and personal correspondence with art historians, art dealers, museum curators, print and book collectors, and artists concerning the history of print making, book design and illustration, print collectors and collecting, exhibitions, and museum administration. Correspondence files appear to be complete, and correspondence is of substantive content. Also found are Ivins' published and unpublished writings and lectures, and notes. Of particular interest are the letters from Bernard Berenson, Paul J. Sachs, and Theodore Sizer, each of whom corresponded with Ivins freqently over extended periods about both personal and professional and matters.
Ivins' family papers include family correspondence, genealogies, and photographs. The papers of Ivin's wife, illustrator Florence Wyman Ivins (1881-1948), and the correspondence of several other relatives, can be found here augmented by family photographs.
Citation:
William Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Museum curator, director; New York, N.Y. Lawyer, 1907-1916; Curator of Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916-1946; Honorary Curator of Prints, Pierpont Morgan Library, 1938- ; Assistant Director, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1933-1938; Acting Director, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1938-1940.
Provenance:
Donated 1977-1983 by Barbara Ivins, daughter of William Ivins, Jr.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Illustrated books
Aesthetics
Museum curators
Museums
Etching
Medicine and art
Museum directors
Art historians
Prints
Engraving
Designers
Perspective
Book collecting
Illustrators
Art museums
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8805
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210990
AAA_collcode_ivinwill
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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