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Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960

Creator:
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Topic:
Public art  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8034
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210204
AAA_collcode_muniartn
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210204
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Municipal Art Society of New York records

Creator:
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1901-1960
Summary:
The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York, based out of New York City and established in 1893, measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. The records include minutes from the annual and directors meetings, which incorporate reports, directors' files, committee files, and printed material. Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board that detail the organization's Permanent Fund are also present.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. Minutes from annual and directors meetings, printed materials, and financial reports document the Municipal Art Society of New York's involvement in urban planning, city beautification, funding art for public spaces, and generally improving the quality of life in New York City.

Bound minute books from the annual and directors meetings incorporate annual reports, committee reports, membership lists, and by-laws, as well as some correspondence with business colleagues and fellow arts organizations. Printed materials are also integrated into the minute books and often relate to the content of the adjacent administrative files and include exhibition announcements and catalogs, event invitations, meeting announcements, bulletins, newsletters, magazine and newspaper clippings, and membership solicitation materials.

Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board detail the Permanent Fund and the organization's accounts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Annual and Directors Meetings Minutes, 1901-1960 (3.2 linear feet; Box 1-8)

Series 2: Permanent Fund Financial Records, 1913-1949 (1 folder; Box 8)
Biographical / Historical:
The Municipal Art Society of New York is a private organization that was founded in 1893 to beautify New York City streets, parks, and public places in ways both practical and artistic through projects supported by member dues. The society regularly held competitions for artists to create murals and sculptures to decorate public buildings, and exhibited artists' public works. Members of the society spearheaded efforts to preserve, improve, and maintain public buildings, monuments, and parks; create and maintain street signage and fixtures; regulate zoning; plan thoroughfares; and advocate for public housing. Interests of the society also included establishing a housing authority, slum clearance, and post-World War II planning. The Municipal Art Society of New York continues to influence urban planning and historic preservation into the 21st century, and is known for their architectural tours of New York CIty.
Provenance:
Donated 1968 by Municipal Art Society of New York.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Municipal Art Society of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Public art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Citation:
Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.muniartn
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Municipal Art Society of New York records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-muniartn
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Interviews conducted by Charles Hosmer concerning historic preservation, 1969-1976

Creator:
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932-  Search this
Subject:
Pitkin, Thomas M.  Search this
Simons, Albert  Search this
Webb, Walter P.  Search this
Lewis, Ralph  Search this
Downing, Antoinette Forrester  Search this
Evison, Herbert  Search this
Macomber, Walter M.  Search this
Covell, William King  Search this
Burton, E. Milby  Search this
Drury, Newton Bishop  Search this
Van Ravenswaay, Charles  Search this
Lord, Clifford Lee  Search this
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham  Search this
Ford, O'Neil  Search this
Neasham, V. Aubrey (Vernon Aubrey),  Search this
Ferguson, Finlay  Search this
Wilson, Samuel  Search this
Watkins, C. Malcolm  Search this
Lawwill, Richard  Search this
Weig, Melvin J.  Search this
Harral, Mary  Search this
Watson, Elsa  Search this
Palmer, George A.  Search this
Brown, Paul V.  Search this
Wells, George  Search this
Cox, Elbert  Search this
Ray, Jerome V.  Search this
Lee, Ronald F.  Search this
Morris, Miriam Hubbard  Search this
Edwards, Emily  Search this
Bullock, Helen Claire Duprey  Search this
Booton, Joseph F.  Search this
Appleman, Roy Edgar  Search this
Robinson, Martha Gilmore  Search this
Peterson, Erling  Search this
Warren, Katherine Urquhart  Search this
Kahler, Herbert E.  Search this
Fontaine, Jules  Search this
Trudell, Clyde Francis  Search this
Grigg, Milton L. (Milton LaTour),  Search this
Alexander, Edward P. (Edward Porter),  Search this
Bullock, Orin M.  Search this
Koch, Richard  Search this
Harris, Ethel Wilson  Search this
Cooley, Janet R.  Search this
Whitelaw, Robert N. S.  Search this
Fauber, J. Everette  Search this
Primm, Philip T.  Search this
Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden),  Search this
Rath, Frederick L.  Search this
Kane, Harnett Thomas  Search this
Porter, Charles Wesley  Search this
Woodward, Arthur  Search this
Morrison, James J.  Search this
Bryan, John Albury  Search this
Jones, Louis Clark  Search this
Topic:
Historic preservation  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10606
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214082
AAA_collcode_hosmchar
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214082

David Kasmire papers, 1949-1968

Creator:
Kasmire, David  Search this
Subject:
McNeil, George  Search this
Crehan, Hubert  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid  Search this
Gechtoff, Ethel  Search this
Gechtoff, Sonia  Search this
Spohn, Clay Edgar  Search this
Bolles, John S.  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10797
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214514
AAA_collcode_kasmdavi
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214514

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