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Edward Wales Root papers, 1896-1968

Creator:
Root, Edward Wales, 1884-1956
Subject:
Brook, Alexander
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim
Luks, George Benjamin
Mangravite, Peppino Gino
McFee, Henry Lee
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil
Prior, Harris King
Speicher, Eugene Edward
Stamos, Theodoros
Trovato, Joseph S.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. Museum of Art
Utica Art Society
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Ca.3500 items (on 3 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Biographical material; files on Alexander Brook, Charles Burchfield, George Luks, Peppino Mangravite, Henry Lee McFee, Maurice Prendergast, Eugene Speicher, Theodoros Stamos, and others whose work Root collected, containing correspondence, catalogs, checklists, clippings, receipts, and notes; correspondence with Harris K. Prior and Joseph Trovato of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Lydia Powell, William Roerick, Carl Zigrosser, galleries, dealers, and museum officials; inventories, correspondence, notes, catalogs, and clippings relating to Root's collection; writings; diaries; sketches by Root; files on the Utica Art Society; and photographs of Root, his home, his art collection and exhibitions.
Citation:
Edward Wales Root papers, 1896-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 2376-2378 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York.
Use Note:
Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from: Director, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Art collector and instructor; Clinton, N.Y. Collector of predominately American avant-garde art. Taught art at Hamilton College. Edward is the son of Elihu Root.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 1981.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art, Modern
Diaries
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13449
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213850
AAA_collcode_rootedwa2
Theme:
Diaries
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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