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Ala Story papers, 1941-1970

Creator:
Story, Ala, 1907-1972
Subject:
Barr, Alfred H.
Chase, William Merritt
Clark, Kenneth
Craske, John
D'Harnoncourt, Rene
Gibson, Charles Dana
Henri, Robert
Longden, Alfred A. (Alfred Appleby),
Sterner, Harold
Weber, Max
Wilson, Mary F.
American Academy of Arts and Letters
American British Art Center
University of California, Santa Barbara
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.5 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 4 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:
Primarily research material for exhibitions organized by Story at the American British Art Center and at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
REELS 601-602: Correspondence, photographs, catalogs and business records for five exhibitions at the University of California, Santa Barbara, including: William Merritt Chase (1964-1965), Surrealism - A State of Mind (1966), Five Centuries of Prints (1967), Max Weber (1968), and Trends in 20th Century Art (1970).
REEL 2086: Papers, 1943, relating to Charles Dana Gibson exhibition at the American British Art Center, NYC, including sketches by Gibson, letters from him, price lists, a catalog of the exhibit, and miscellany.
REEL 3977: Biographical notes, photographs of drawings and paintings and exhibition announcements used by Story for exhibitions on William Merritt Chase, Harold Sterner and John Craske while at the American British Art Center; three letters from Robert Henri to Mrs. William Kennedy Thompson and one letter from William Merritt Chase to Della F. Shull; photographs of Henri and Chase; receipts and checks regarding Chase; and records of the American British Art Center, including 6 sales books, two guestbooks, a petty cash book, exhibition catalogs, and photocopies of exhibition catalogs and clippings.
ADDITION: 16 items including correspondence, 1941-1951, and a printed ceremonial program, 1952, of The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Correspondents include Alfred Barr, R.A. Beaes, M. Buller, Sir Kenneth Clark, Rene d'Harnoncourt, Alfred A. Longden, H. F. Perkins, and Mary F. Wilson.
Citation:
Ala Story papers, 1941-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 601-602, 2086, and 3977 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Curator, museum director; New York, N.Y. and Santa Barbara, Calif. Born 1907. Died 1972.
Provenance:
Donated by Margaret Mallory, 1970-1984.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Curators
Curators
Painting, Modern
Photographs
Prints
Surrealism
Women museum curators
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9485
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211683
AAA_collcode_storala
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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