Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996

view Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003
Subject:
Guggenheim, Peggy
Barr, Alfred H.
Picasso, Pablo
Gorky, Arshile
Rauschenberg, Robert
Copley, Alfred L. (Alfred Lewin)
Nevelson, Louise
Charlton, Maryette
Feininger, Lyonel
Chryssa
Calder, Alexander
Christo
Canady, John
Johns, Jasper
Sage, Kay
Hartigan, Grace
Coggeshall, Calvert
Still, Clyfford E.
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice)
Karpel, Bernard
Levy, Julien
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)
Scharf, William
Newman, Barnett
Sterne, Hedda
Cahill, Holger
Hicks, Edward
Byars, James Lee
Horwitt, Will
DeFeo, Jay
Sheeler, Charles
Feitelson, Lorser
Noguchi, Isamu
Rothko, Mark
Matisse, Pierre
Bontecou, Lee
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Asher, Elise
Davis, Stuart
Mather, Eleanore Price
Reinhardt, Ad
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Betty Parsons Gallery
World Trade Center
Chase Manhattan Bank
Federal Art Project
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Smith College
Mark Rothko Foundation
PepsiCo, inc
Rockefeller University
Smith College.Museum of Art
Municipal Art Exhibition
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
34.6 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The papers of contemporary and folk art curator, historian, and consultant Dorothy C. Miller measure 34.6 linear feet and date from 1853-2013, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920 to 1996. The papers primarily concern Miller's art consulting work outside of her curatorial work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York city. Found are scattered biographical materials, extensive correspondence and subject files, and project files for her art consulting work for the Rockefeller family, Rockefeller University, Chase Manhattan Bank, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and other miscellaneous corporate and private clients. Her work as a trustee and committee member of various public and private boards and commissions is also represented here. Additionally, the papers contain Miller's research files on Edward Hicks and folk art, and a small number of files related to Miller's husband Holger Cahill and his work as Director of the Federal Art Project. There is important documentation of Miller's early curatorial work with Holger Cahill on the First Municipal Art Exhibition (1934) held at the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center. Artwork includes scattered sketches and drawings enclosed with correspondence and original Christmas cards sent to Miller by various artists. Photographs of Miller date from 1926-circa 1950.
Citation:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds two oral history interviews with Dorothy C. Miller. The first was conducted by Paul Cummings between May 26, 1970 and September 28, 1971, and details Miller's life from childhood up to, and including, her years at the Museum of Modern Art. The second was conducted by Avis Berman on May 14, 1981 and covers Miller's relationships with Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still. Also found among the holdings of the Archives are the papers of Holger Cahill, Dorothy Miller's husband and colleague.
The Museum of Modern Art Achives holds Dorothy Miller's papers related to her curatorial work at the museum.
Biography Note:
Dorothy C. Miller (1904-2003) was a museum curator and art consultant from New York, New York.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Dorothy C. Miller via Wendy Jeffers between 1986 and 1997, and Reid White, Executor of Miller's estate, in 2004. Two subsequent additions were donated by Wendy Jeffers in 2014 and 2015.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, Modern
Art
Christmas cards
Art museum curators
Art historians
Folk art
Photographs
Corporations
Drawings
Sketches
Artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6469
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215653
AAA_collcode_milldoro
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
Additional Online Media:

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Finding aids
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Photographs
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Photographs
  • Art
  • Art historians
  • Art muesums
  • Artists
  • Christmas cards
  • Corporations
  • Drawings
  • Folk art
  • Sketches
  • Art
  • Art historians
  • Art muesums
  • Artists
  • Christmas cards
  • Corporations
  • Drawings
  • Folk art
  • Sketches
  • Asher, Elise
  • Barr, Alfred H.
  • Betty Parsons Gallery
  • Bontecou, Lee
  • Byars, James Lee
  • Cahill, Holger
  • Calder, Alexander
  • Canady, John
  • Charlton, Maryette
  • Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Asher, Elise
  • Barr, Alfred H.
  • Betty Parsons Gallery
  • Bontecou, Lee
  • Byars, James Lee
  • Cahill, Holger
  • Calder, Alexander
  • Canady, John
  • Charlton, Maryette
  • Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Archives of American Art