Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Correspondence; writings; photographs; financial material and printed material concerning collections at the Kennedy Galleries. Included are a letter from Albert Bierstadt to W. H. Woolverton, June 7, 1898; a letter from Childe Hassam to Mr. Milkman, Feb. 24, 1929; illustrated letter from Walt Kuhn to Alfred, July 10, 1948; Jack Levine's written comments on Marvin Cherney's paintings, used in a 1980 Kennedy Galleries exhibition catalog regarding Cheney. Also included are ca. 500 photographs of works of art by painter Walt Kuhn, seven glass slides, 2 glass-plate negatives, and a photograph of Kuhn; photographs of painter John Steuart Curry at work and photographs of works of art by Curry; a photo of painter William Holbrook Beard in his studio; and two photos of painter Thomas Bigelow Craig in his studio.
Also included are papers concerning painter Vincent Colyer including his business card, letters of introduction from Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, 1869, receipts and other financial accounts, and printed material including "Report of the Hon. Vincent Colyer, United States Special Indian Commissioner, on the Indian Tribes and their surroundings in Alaska Territory, from personal observation and inspection in 1869," and "Brief Report of the Services Rendered by the Freed People to the United States Army in North Carolina, in the Spring of 1862, after the Battle of Newbern, by Vincent Colyer," 1864.
Kennedy Galleries miscellaneous records, 1864- [ca. 1980]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Established 1874, New York, N.Y.; specializes in American art
Donated 2005 and 2006 by Martha Fleischman, director of the Kennedy Galleries, who compiled these miscellaneous items from the Kennedy Galleries' storage.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001