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Los Angeles Art Association records, 1922-1990

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Creator:
Los Angeles Art Association
Subject:
Menches, Arnold
Burkhardt, Hans Gustav
Kosa, Emil Jean
Engel, Jules
Selz, Peter Howard
Kuntz, Roger
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton
Wurdemann, Helen
Zajac, Jack
Stendahl Art Galleries
George Eastman House
Watts Towers Commission
Museum Patrons' Association (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
12.6 linear feet
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:
The Los Angeles Art Association records measure 12.6 linear feet and date from 1922-1990. Almost a third of the collection consists of artists' files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the association's relationship with numerous California and international artists. Also found are ten scrapbooks documenting exhibitions and events over the course of 50 years, administrative files, correspondence, subject files, exhibition files, financial and legal records, printed material, and photographic material depicting artists, events, and artwork. Scattered files of Executive Director Helen Wurdemann's are also found throughout the collection.
Citation:
Los Angeles Art Association records, 1922-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Biography Note:
Originally founded as the Museum Patrons Association in 1925, the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) supported California artists and played an integral role in developing the Los Angeles art community.
Provenance:
The Los Angeles Art Association records were donated to the Archives of American in 1990 and 1991 by Richard Campbell of the Los Angeles Art Association.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographs
Visitors' books
Art
Scrapbooks
Artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10215
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213290
AAA_collcode_losangea
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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