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Detroit Institute of Arts records, 1882-1979

Creator:
Detroit Institute of Arts
Subject:
Davis, Robert Tyler
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.),
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold
Zimmerman, F. Ernst
Detroit Museum of Art
Portland Art Museum (Or.)
United States.Federal Works Agency
Zimmerman Gallery (Boston, Mass.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.3 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 21 reels)
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, annual reports and bulletins, scrapbooks, photographs, catalogs, clippings and a telegram.
REELS D1-D3: Annual reports, 1890-1919, and bulletins, 1891-1952.
REELS D10A-D20: Scrapbooks, 1882-1957.
REEL 911: Correspondence of William Valentiner concerning C.S. Price murals. Correspondents include George H. Field, Assistant to the Administrator, Federal Works Agency, Holger Cahill, Gladys M. Everett, Field Representative, and Robert Tyler Davis of the Portland Art Museum. Valentiner writes in an attempt to transfer two of Price's WPA murals promised to the Portland Art Museum, where they had been allocated by the Federal Works Agency, to the DIA. His bid is unsuccessful, as Davis won't release them.
REELS 1892-1897: 21 scrapbooks containing clippings, press releases, and other printed material.
REEL 3482: A letter to M.D. Ferry, Jr., December 21, 1932 and to Clyde Burroughs, January 21, 1933, from F. Ernst Zimmerman of Zimmerman Gallery, Boston, offering several Winslow Homer paintings for sale.
REEL 3894: A telegram regarding a New York Statue Commission.
UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of installations and one of Mrs. Edsel Ford (Eleanor Ford); clippings, a furniture catalog and an exhibition catalog for "For Modern Living," 1949, at the D.I.A.
Citation:
Detroit Institute of Arts records, 1882-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 1892-1897, D15-D20, D1-D3, D10A-D14, 3482, 911 and 3894 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Art museum; Detroit, Michigan. Incorporated 1885 as Detroit Museum of Art and name changed to Detroit Institute of Arts in 1919.
Provenance:
Material on reels D1-D3, D10A-D20 and 1892-1897 lent for microfilming 1953-1979 by Detroit Institute of Arts. Material on reels 911, 3482, 3894 and unmicrofilmed donated 1959-1972 by the DIA.
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration
Museum directors
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9307
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211502
AAA_collcode_detrinst2
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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