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American Art Research Council records, 1935-1956

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Creator:
American Art Research Council
Subject:
Force, Juliana
Whitney Museum of American Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3.0 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
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.
Correspondence consists of Chairman Juliana Force's correspondence with museums, curators, and others, in addition to general AARC correspondence on various subjects. The Advisory Committee series consists of correspondence, lists, reports, and meeting minutes.
Administrative records include assorted material such as reports on paintings owned by private individuals and art centers, correspondence and drafts on a special issue of "Art in America," a bibliography, and surveys. Survey files consist of survey responses and indexes of results for several surveys conducted by the AARC.
Financial records consist of assorted material such as contribution records, ledgers, bank statements, and cancelled checks. Printed materials include clippings, academic journals, bulletins, and press releases.
Citation:
American Art Research Council records, 1935-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
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.
Biography Note:
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.
Provenance:
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.
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9397
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211594
AAA_collcode_amerartr
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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