Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The records of the American Art Research Council, a cooperative research group headquartered at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, measure 3 linear feet and date from 1935 to 1956. The records include Chairman Juliana Force's correspondence, administrative correspondence, advisory committee files, miscellaneous administrative files, scattered financial records, and printed materials.
American Art Research Council records, 1935-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels N609-N614 at the Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the film does not represent the entirety of the collection and the arrangement on film does not match the arrangement of the collection as reflected in the finding aid.
The American Art Research Council (AARC) was founded in 1942 when the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City proposed that museums across the country establish a collaborative centralized organization for American art research.
The American Art Research Council records were donated by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1978 as part of a larger donation of museum records.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001