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Whitney B. Halstead papers, 1920-1982

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Creator:
Halstead, Whitney, 1926-1979
Subject:
Nutt, Jim
Yoakum, Joseph
Art Institute of Chicago. School
Hyde Park Art Center
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
7.1 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Found within the papers are scattered biographical material; a diary and travel journals; writings and notes (almost one-half of the collection); scattered correspondence; miscellaneous records and printed materials documenting Halstead's tenure at the Art Institute of Chicago; audio-cassette recordings of African and native music; artists files for Jim Nutt and Joseph E. Yoakum; exhibition files; art work by Halstead and others; and photographs of Halstead, friends and colleagues, and art projects. Also found are numerous photographs, slides, and negatives of primitive art, including American Indian art by Southwest tribes.
Citation:
Whitney B. Halstead papers, 1920-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Whitney Halstead papers also located at the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Prints and Drawings.
Biography Note:
Teacher, critic, scholar, artist; b. 1926; d. 1979. Halstead received his B.F.A and M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He taught art history at several Chicago-area schools, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he developed a series of courses on primitive art. Halstead wrote critical reviews for Artforum and the Chicago Daily News, as well as numerous articles about local and primitive art; curated several exhibitions, including Made in Chicago, and as an artist, worked in a variety of media.
Provenance:
Donated in 1986 by the estate of Whitney Halstead via Theodore Halkin, executor.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art critics
Art historians
Drawings
Journals (accounts)
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9542
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211742
AAA_collcode_halswhit
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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