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Fine Arts Federation of New York

Collection Creator:
Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895  Search this
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 52
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1917-1930
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Douglas Volk and Leonard Wells Volk papers 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.
Collection Citation:
Douglas Volk and Leonard Wells Volk papers, circa 1858-1965, 2008, bulk circa 1870-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Fine Arts Federation of New York records

Creator:
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Extent:
15.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1895-2005
Summary:
The records of the Fine Arts Federation of New York, a consortium of New York City arts and architecture organizations, measure 15.2 linear feet and date from 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002. The Federation's activities on behalf of the interests of the constituent organizations and the greater community are documented through officers' files, correspondence, administrative records, scattered printed materials, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Fine Arts Federation of New York, a consortium of New York City arts and architecture organizations, measure 15.2 linear feet and date from 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002. The Federation's activities on behalf of the interests of the constituent organizations and the greater community are documented through officers' files, correspondence, administrative records, scattered printed materials, and scrapbooks.

The records do not span the entire history of the F.A.F.; records prior to 1935 are few and scattered. Generally, the records document the activities of those officers' who served terms from the mid-20th century to the end of the century, and who maintained and donated their files to the Archives of American Art.

Presidents' Files contain scattered correspondence of F.A.F. presidents from 1935-early 1950s, and the files maintained or collated during presidental tenures from the 1970s and the 1990s-2000s. Secretaries' Files contain scattered records of various F.A.F. secretaries from the 1930s-early 1950s, and the files maintained or collated during particular secretaries' tenures from 1952-late 1970s and the early 2000s. Records in both series contain a variety of materials including administrative records, correspondence, meetings records, and subject files. Treasurers' Files include correspondence, two financial ledgers, lists of membership dues, and tax-related materials from 1915-1967.

The bulk of the Correspondence Series ranges from the 1930s-1960s and contains correspondence from constituent societies, special committees, and standing committees, as well as some miscellaneous chronological correspondence. Administrative Records include records related to the F.A.F. constitution and by-laws; meeting minutes and ancillary records; and project files from the late 1980s. Printed Materials include scattered announcements, catalogs, clippings, and pamphlets from the late 20th century to 2000s. Folders containing various types of records with little discernable order, a mélange of correspondence, drafts, meeting minutes, mimeographs, notes, reports, scattered clippings, transcriptions, and other documents, the bulk from the mid-1930s-1950s, comprise the Miscellaneous Series. There are also two photo scrapbooks documenting two separate events held in 1995.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Series 1: Presidents' Files, 1935-2002 (Boxes 1-3; 2.9 linear feet)

Series 2: Secretaries' Files, 1900-2002 (Boxes 3-9; 5.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Treasurers' Files, 1915-1967 (Box 9; 0.75 linear feet)

Series 4: Correspondence, circa 1914-2004, bulk 1930s-1967 (Boxes 9-12; 2.75 linear feet)

Series 5: Administrative Records, 1895, 1897, 1935-2005 (Boxes 12-14; 1.9 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1971-2005 (Box 14; 6 folders)

Series 7: Miscellaneous, 1914-1966, bulk mid-1930s-1950s (Boxes 14-15; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1995 (Box 16; 2 folders)
Historical Note:
The Fine Arts Federation of New York was established in 1895 "to ensure united action by the Art Societies of New York in all matters affecting their common interests; and to foster and protect the artistic interests of the community."

A consortium of New York City arts and architecture organizations, the F.A.F. has been responsible for saving historic buildings, promoting the arts, and providing a vision of the city's architectural future. The F.A.F. also provided delegate nominations to the New York City mayor for the Art Commission, a panel of architects and artists who reviewed proposed development to public property.

Presidents and other officers of the F.A.F. included Joseph H. Freedlander (1935-1937), A. F. Brinckerhoff (1937-1939), James C. Mackenzie (1940-1941), Wheeler William (1943, 1946-1948), Howard Greenley (Vice President, 1943-1944), Charles Downing Lay (Acting President, 1945), Richard Bach (1948-1950), Harvey Stevenson (1950-1951?), Giorgio Cavaglieri (1971-1974; 2001-2002), Margot Gayle (1974-1977), Nanne Wollmann (1992?-1994?), Roy Gussow (1996?-1997), and Lorrie Goulet (1997-2001), among others.

For many years in the mid-20th century, the Fine Arts Federation was located in the Architectural League of New York building on East 40th Street.
Related Material:
Additional records related to the Fine Arts Federation of New York are found in the Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974.
Separated Material:
The Fine Arts Federation loaned materials to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1970 which are available on microfilm reel N70/16 and by interlibrary loan. These materials were not included in later donations and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid. They include correspondence with or related to the Municipal Art Society, mostly about the nomination of delegates to the F.A.F. and appointments to the New York City Art Commission and the mayor's Panel of Architects, 1961-1967; annual and semi-annual meeting reports for 1961-1965, and 1967; and an address by J. Roy Carroll, president of the American Institute of Architects, to the officers and board of the F.A.F., November 1963, concerning the artists-architect's role in society.
Provenance:
The Fine Arts Federation loaned materials for microfilming in 1968 and 1970; these same records were later donated, along with multiple accretions from 1978-2007 by former officers of the F.A.F., including Minor Bishop, Giorgio Cavaglieri, Margot Gayle, Lorrie Goulet, Katherine Thayer Hobson, Henriette Nathan, and Nanne Wollmann.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and electronic records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Fine Arts Federation 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:
Art, American  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Fine Arts Federation of New York, 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fineafny
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Archives of American Art
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Fine Arts Federation of New York records, 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002

Creator:
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Topic:
Scrapbooks  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Art  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8906
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211091
AAA_collcode_fineafny
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211091
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Seal of the Fine Arts Federation of New York [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Brenner, Victor David 1871-1924  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences  Search this
Object--Art Object--Sculpture  Search this
Object--Art Tool--Palette  Search this
Object--Art Tool--Artist's Brush  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Column  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000330
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127036
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Memo to the New York City Council regarding the proposed Battery-Brooklyn Bridge

Creator:
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1939 Mar. 25
Topic:
Historic preservation  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13728
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Fine Arts Federation of New York records, 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Fine Arts Federation of New York

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 100, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League 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.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref3483

Pamphlets, Fine Arts Federation of New York

Collection Creator:
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979, circa 1990s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and electronic records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Fine Arts Federation 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.
Collection Citation:
Fine Arts Federation of New York, 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Fine Arts Federation of New York [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_100121

Fine Arts Federation of New York

Collection Creator:
American Watercolor Society  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1963
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The American Watercolor Society 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.
Collection Citation:
American Watercolor Society records, 1867-1977, bulk 1950-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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American Watercolor Society records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Fine Arts Federation of New York

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Extent:
(5 folders)
Container:
Box 100, Folder 1-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940s-1955
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League 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.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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The Fine Arts Federation of New York

Collection Creator:
Tobias, Abraham Joel, 1913-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1988-1995
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Andrew Joel Tobias papers 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.
Collection Citation:
Abraham Joel Tobias papers, 1913-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Fine Arts Federation of New York

Collection Creator:
Cox, Allyn, 1896-1982  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 50
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940s-1980
Collection 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. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and are closed to researchers,

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Allyn Cox papers 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.
Collection Citation:
Allyn Cox papers, 1856-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-coxally-ref122

New York City, Fine Arts Federation of New York

Collection Creator:
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 68, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1966-1968
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Albert Christ-Janer papers 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.
Collection Citation:
Albert Christ-Janer papers, 1915-circa 1993, bulk 1930-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-chrialbe-ref802

Gussow, Roy-Fine Arts Federation of New York

Collection Creator:
New York Artists Equity Association  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1996
Collection 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. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The New York Artists Equity Association records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to the public for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
New York Artists Equity Association records, 1920-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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New York Artists Equity Association records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nyarteqa-ref37

Fine Arts Federation of New York (Hunt, Joseph Howland)

Collection Creator:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art  Search this
Container:
Box 49, Folder 54
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1897
1902
1904-1909
1916
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Carnegie Institute Museum of Art 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.
Collection Citation:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records, 1883-1962, bulk 1885-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-carninst-ref2714

Fine Arts Federation of New York Luncheon, Gallery "A" (Nov. 28, 1950)

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 90, Folder 55
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League 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.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Calendar of regular meetings of the art organizations in New York city. Issued by the Fine Arts Federation of New York

Author:
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Physical description:
24 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Topic:
Art--Societies, etc  Search this
Call number:
AP1 .F493
AP1.F493
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_116601

Semi-annual meeting of the Fine Arts Federation of NY

Creator:
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Subject:
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1968 November 21
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15309
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Fine Arts Federation of New York records, 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15309

Fine Arts Federation meeting

Creator:
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Subject:
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1969 April 24
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15310
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Fine Arts Federation of New York records, 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15310

Abraham Joel Tobias papers, 1913-2000

Creator:
Tobias, Abraham Joel, 1913-1996  Search this
Subject:
Caswell, Edward C.  Search this
Spivak, Max  Search this
Gaber, George  Search this
Gill, Brendan  Search this
Block, Irving  Search this
La Gambina, Vincent  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Tobey, Alton S. (Alton Stanley)  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Lishinsky, Abraham  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5976
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)228104
AAA_collcode_tobijoel
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_228104
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