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Roy R. Neuberger papers, 1940-1979

Creator:
Neuberger, Roy R. (Roy Rothschild), 1903-2010
Subject:
Africano, Nicholas
Ajay, Abe
Austin, Darrel
Avery, Milton
Baldessari, John
Baziotes, William
Bearden, Romare
Brooks, James
Browne, Byron
Calder, Alexander
Constant, George
Davis, Stuart
Evergood, Philip Howard
Feininger, Lyonel
Gatch, Lee
Gottlieb, Adolph
Hurd, Peter
Kinigstein, Jonah
Knaths, Karl
Kopman, Benjamin
Lamis, Leroy
Laufman, Sidney
Lawrence, Jacob
Levine, Jack
Levine, Les
Maccoy, Guy C. (Guy Crittington)
Magriel, Paul David
Marin, John
Moller, Hans
Morris, George L. K. (George Lovett Kingsland)
Orr, Elliot
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice)
Quirt, Walter
Rivers, Larry
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)
Roth, Frank
Rothschild, Judith
Schueler, Jon R.
Shahn, Ben
Sheeler, Charles
Snyder, Joan
Sonfist, Alan
Steinberg, Saul
Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean)
Weber, Max
Wight, Frederick Stallknecht
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
5.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Addition: 0.2 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Correspondence, printed material, photographs; and "birthday books" containing drawings and writings by artists sent to Neuberger on his 50th and 75th birthdays.
REEL NSM 1: A "Birthday Book," 1953, for Neuberger containing drawings, sketches and written birthday greetings from 38 artists, compiled by Mrs. Neuberger. Contributors include Alexander Calder, Byron Browne, George Constant, Adolph Gottlieb, Jack Levine, Lyonel Feininger, Lee Gatch, Benjamin Kopman, Jonah Kinigstein, Karl Knaths, William Baziotes, Peter Hurd, Walter Quirt, Milton Avery, Ben Shahn, George L. K. Morris, Hans Moller, Guy Maccoy, Irene Rice Pereira, Max Weber, Stuart Davis, Charles Sheeler, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Darrel Austin, Philip Evergood, Saul Steinberg, Elliot Orr, and John Marin.
REEL 4588: A scrapbook containing illustrated birthday cards from artists sent to Neuberger on the occasion of his 75th birthday (1978). Included are cards from Nicolas Africano, Abe Ajay, John Baldessari, Romare Bearden, James Brooks, Les Levine, Judith Rothschild, Joan Snyder, and Alan Sonfist, and others.
UNMICROFILMED: Material relating to Neuberger's activities as an art collector, patron, and trustee consisting of: clippings, exhibiton catalogs and announcements; photographs; and correspondence with Leroy Lamis, Sidney Laufman, Paul David Magriel, Larry Rivers, Frank Roth, Jon Rudolf Schueler, Hudson Walker and Frederick Stallknecht Wight.
ADDITION: Correspondence with artists and other prominent people including: Edward Albee, Alexander Calder, Merce Cunningham, Lyonel Feininger, Henry Geldzahler, Henry Moore, Gerald Ford, Robert F. Kennedy, John V. Lindsay, George McGovern and Nelson Rockefeller. Also included are a letter from Mr. and Mrs. John Walker relating to their trip to Europe to return the "Mona Lisa" to the Louvre in 1963; printed material relating to Nelson Rockefeller; and four lists of art related papers remaining with Neuberger.
Citation:
Roy R. Neuberger papers, 1940-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel NSM 1 (fr. 1-64) and 4588 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels NSM 1 and 4588:: Originals returned to the lender, Roy R. Neuberger, after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Art collector, patron; New York, N.Y. Born 1903. A collector of primarily American art. President of the American Federation of the Arts, 1958-1968; a trustee and member of Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art; honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; member of the executive committee of the Council of Friends, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; and many other positions and memberships. A large part of his private art collection was donated to the Roy R. Neuberger Museum of the State University of New York College at Purchase.
Provenance:
"Birthday books" on reels NSM 1 and 4588 lent for microfilming 1963 and 1992 by Neuberger. He donated the unmicrofilmed material in 1975 and 1993.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art patronage
Art patrons
Artists and patrons
Artists' books
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9085
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211278
AAA_collcode_neubroy
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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