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Roy Emerson Stryker collection, 1932-1964

Creator:
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Subject:
Vachon, John  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Steinbeck, John  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Topic:
United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16002
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305729
AAA_collcode_stryroy
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_305729

Lucien and Marcelle Labaudt papers, 1896-1987

Creator:
Labaudt, Lucien Adolphe, 1880-1943  Search this
Labaudt, Marcelle, 1892-1987  Search this
Subject:
Moya del Pino, J. (José)  Search this
Ozenfant, Marthe  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Gerstle, Wilhelm  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Matisse, Henri  Search this
Sotomayor, Antonio  Search this
LÔeger, Fernand  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Pflueger, Timothy Ludwig  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée  Search this
Biberman, Edward  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Ford, C.  Search this
Ferier, André  Search this
Kent, Adaline Dutton  Search this
London, Charmian  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
San Francisco Women Artists  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
California School of Design  Search this
Lucien Labaudt Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Journals (accounts)
Travel diaries
Photographs
Topic:
Costume  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Costume designers  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Mural painters  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Painters  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7257
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209407
AAA_collcode_labaluci
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209407

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

Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Subject:
Guggenheim, Peggy  Search this
Barr, Alfred H.  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Chryssa  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Charlton, Maryette  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Christo  Search this
Sage, Kay  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Canady, John  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice)  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)  Search this
Coggeshall, Calvert  Search this
Karpel, Bernard  Search this
Alcopley  Search this
Scharf, William  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Sterne, Hedda  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Hicks, Edward  Search this
DeFeo, Jay  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Matisse, Pierre  Search this
Bontecou, Lee  Search this
Byars, James Lee  Search this
Horwitt, Will  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Asher, Elise  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Mather, Eleanore Price  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
World Trade Center  Search this
Chase Manhattan Bank  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey  Search this
Smith College  Search this
Mark Rothko Foundation  Search this
PepsiCo, inc  Search this
Rockefeller University  Search this
Smith College.Museum of Art  Search this
Municipal Art Exhibition  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Drawings
Christmas cards
Sketches
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Corporations  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215653
Additional Online Media:

American Artists Group records, 1934-1965

Creator:
American Artists Group  Search this
Subject:
Grant, Gordon  Search this
Smith, Bissell Phelps  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Pajaud, William E.  Search this
Bakós, Józef  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Helik, Peter  Search this
Prentiss, Tina  Search this
Gaige, Richard  Search this
Sawyer, Helen  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Dwight, Mabel  Search this
Walker, Maynard  Search this
Lahey, Richard  Search this
Barker, Ken  Search this
Dubois, Yvonne Pène  Search this
Detwiller, Fred  Search this
Sternberg, Harry  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Pellew, John C.  Search this
Bolton, Clarence  Search this
Reynard, Grant T.  Search this
Botke, Cornelius  Search this
Santo, Patsy  Search this
Neville, Vera  Search this
Schreiber, Georges  Search this
Newcombe, Warren  Search this
Markham, Kyra  Search this
Klitgaard, Georgina  Search this
Eby, Kerr  Search this
Neufeld, Woldemar  Search this
Mays, Maxwell  Search this
Soderberg, Ynve Edward  Search this
Anderson, C. W. (Clarence William),  Search this
Golden, Samuel  Search this
Wiggins, Guy C. (Guy Carleton)  Search this
Ross, Sanford  Search this
Shevis, William  Search this
Johnstone, Ralph Wilbur  Search this
Babcock, R. Fayerweather  Search this
Poray, Stan  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow  Search this
Petroff, Gilmer  Search this
Kotula, Jo  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Sample, Paul Starrett  Search this
Cosgrave, John O'Hara  Search this
Harmon, Jim  Search this
Ulreich, Nura Woodson  Search this
Kleiber, Hans  Search this
Nesbitt, Alexander  Search this
Shane, Fred  Search this
Luneau, Omer Joachim  Search this
Ruzicka, Rudolph  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Komroff, Manuel  Search this
Rönnebeck, Arnold H.  Search this
Morris, Dudley  Search this
Lenski, Lois  Search this
Sharp, John  Search this
Gordon, Witold  Search this
Bemelmans, Ludwig  Search this
Curry, John Steuart  Search this
Kloss, Gene  Search this
Pike, John  Search this
Whorf, John  Search this
Kent, Norman  Search this
Hunt, Peter  Search this
Kuehne, Max  Search this
Plummer, Virginia  Search this
Duvoisin, Roger  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton  Search this
Rosenberg, James N. (James Naumburg)  Search this
Woodward, Stanley Wingate  Search this
Botke, Jessie Arms  Search this
Grant, Vernon  Search this
Hatfield, Dalzell  Search this
Jacobs, Elmer  Search this
Pescheret, Leon Rene  Search this
Woiceske, Ronau William  Search this
Lederer, Wolfgang  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Naegele, Thomas  Search this
Roland, Conrad  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Sinclair, Gerrit Van W.  Search this
Funk, Tom  Search this
Freeman, Don  Search this
Karasz, Ilonka  Search this
Rose, Ruth Starr  Search this
Latham, Barbara  Search this
Vorst, Joseph Paul  Search this
Slotnick, Mortimer H.  Search this
Landon, Edward August  Search this
Shokler, Harry  Search this
Kronengold, Adolph  Search this
Ahgupuk, George Aden  Search this
Davis, Gladys Rockmore  Search this
Enright, Walter J. (Walter Joseph),  Search this
Wheelock, Warren  Search this
Golinkin, Joseph W. (Joseph Webster),  Search this
Sheets, Millard Owen  Search this
Luce, C. A.  Search this
Nicolett, Frank L.  Search this
King, Nettie  Search this
Landacre, Paul  Search this
Pennoyer, A. Sheldon (Albert Sheldon),  Search this
Pitz, Henry Clarence  Search this
Loeffler, Gisella  Search this
Prestopino, Gregorio  Search this
Paull, Grace  Search this
Rees, Rosalie  Search this
Denison, Harold  Search this
Shepler, Dwight  Search this
Rosenthal, Doris Patty  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Nordmark, Olle  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Schaldach, William Joseph  Search this
Fitzpatrick, Daniel Robert  Search this
Nason, Thomas W. (Thomas Willoughby)  Search this
Bailey, Merrill A.  Search this
Nichols, Dale  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)  Search this
Laughlin, Margaret  Search this
Kantor, Martha Ryther  Search this
Bye, Ranulph  Search this
Nichols, Hobart  Search this
Huntley, Victoria Ebbels Hutson  Search this
Lewicki, James  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée  Search this
Avery, Ralph Hillyer  Search this
Buff, Conrad  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Shelton, Alphonse Joseph  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Boyd, Fiske  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Wiggins, Myra Albert  Search this
Thieme, Anthony  Search this
Newton, Edith Whittlesey  Search this
Behncke, Nile Jurgen  Search this
Wilson, Edward Arthur  Search this
Type:
Christmas cards
Topic:
Greeting cards industry  Search this
Art  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6979
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209108
AAA_collcode_amerartg
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209108

Program NotesSHOT Christmas Meeting

Collection Creator:
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995  Search this
Container:
Box 174, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Collection stored off-site. Contact repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Melvin Kranzberg Papers, 1934-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Melvin Kranzberg Papers
Melvin Kranzberg Papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0266-ref2765

25c LOVE Birds & Heart single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2441
Medium:
paper; ink (black, ultramarine, bright pink, dark green); adhesive / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
January 18, 1990
Topic:
Animals  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1999.2004.761
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1999.2004.761

8c Love single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1475
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 x 1 9/16 in. (2.54 x 3.97 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
January 26, 1973
Topic:
Art & Photography  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5899
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5899

25c Love single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2440
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 18, 1990
Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1991.0730.9
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1991.0730.9

Alfred and Giuliette Frueh

Artist:
Alfred J. Frueh, 1880 - 14 Sep 1968  Search this
Sitter:
Alfred J. Frueh, 1880 - 14 Sep 1968  Search this
Giuliette Fanciulli Frueh, 1886 - 1967  Search this
Medium:
Relief print and watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
image: 11.4cm x 14.2cm (4 1/2" x 5 9/16")
Sheet: 12.3cm x 14.6cm (4 13/16" x 5 3/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1923
Topic:
Caricature  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Bow  Search this
Self-portrait  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Wreath\Christmas  Search this
Giuliette Fanciulli Frueh: Female  Search this
Giuliette Fanciulli Frueh: Society and Social Change\Wife  Search this
Alfred J. Frueh: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Alfred J. Frueh: Male  Search this
Alfred J. Frueh: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker  Search this
Alfred J. Frueh: Visual Arts\Artist\Caricaturist  Search this
Alfred J. Frueh: Visual Arts\Artist\Caricaturist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the children of Al Frueh
Object number:
NPG.93.34
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Al Freuh. Point of contact Alfred J. Frueh, Jr. 23 Bundy Lane Storrs, CT 06268 23 Bundy Lane Storrs, CT 06268
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.34

Christmas Greeting Card, 1938

Artist:
Urushibara Mokuchu 漆原木虫 (1888 - 1953)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10.2 x 12.7 cm (4 x 5 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1938
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
rabbit  Search this
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Robert O. Muller collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.3159
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with artist
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.8.3159

Tea-leaf storage jar with four lugs

Medium:
Stoneware with iron glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 37.3 x 35.1 cm (14 11/16 x 13 13/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
probably Guangdong province, China
Date:
14th-mid 15th century
Period:
Yuan or Ming dynasty
Topic:
Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
tea  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1900.109
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1900.109
Additional Online Media:

Peacock, peonies and pine

Medium:
Color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 250.2 x 83.1 cm (98 1/2 x 32 11/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1615-1868
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
peacock  Search this
peony  Search this
pine tree  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Japan  Search this
kakemono  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1900.18a-c
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1900.18a-c

Tea-leaf storage jar

Medium:
Stoneware with iron slip under ash glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 58.1 x 45.3 cm (22 7/8 x 17 13/16 in)
Style:
Shidoro ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
Date:
1800-1880
Period:
Edo period or Meiji era
Topic:
Shidoro ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
tea  Search this
Japan  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1901.193
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1901.193

Dorothy C. Miller papers

Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Names:
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Chase Manhattan Bank -- Art collections  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Mark Rothko Foundation  Search this
Municipal Art Exhibition (1st : 1934 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
PepsiCo, inc  Search this
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey -- Art collections  Search this
Rockefeller University  Search this
Smith College -- Students  Search this
Smith College. Museum of Art  Search this
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.) -- Art collections  Search this
Asher, Elise, 1914-  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Bontecou, Lee, 1931-  Search this
Byars, James Lee  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Canady, John  Search this
Charlton, Maryette  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Chryssa, 1933-  Search this
Coggeshall, Calvert, 1907-1990  Search this
Copley, Alfred L.  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849  Search this
Horwitt, Will  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Karpel, Bernard, 1911-1986  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Mather, Eleanore Price, 1910-  Search this
Matisse, Pierre, 1900-1989  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 -- Art collections  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Sage, Kay  Search this
Scharf, William, 1927-  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Sterne, Hedda, 1910-2011  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Extent:
34.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Date:
1853-2013
bulk 1920-1996
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 private 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, the World Trade Center, and other miscellaneous corporate and private clients. Miller's 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 of her husband Holger Cahill about his work as Director of the Federal Art Project. There is a scattered 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. Also found is Dorothy Miller's collection of artists' Christmas cards and photographs of Miller and others. An addition to the papers includes biographical material; family papers; correspondence; professional files; art collection and client files; printed material; and photographic material. While a small number professional files are included, the majority of the addition relates to her personal life, including correspondence with her husband Holger Cahill, and files pertaining to her personal art collection.
Scope and Content Note:
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.

Scattered biographical material mostly concerns Miller's education at Smith College and awards and honorary degrees that she received. Extensive correspondence and subject files document her professional and personal relationships with family, friends, colleagues, museums, art dealers and artists, as well as her research interests. Individual files may contain a mix of correspondence with, as well as about, the person or subject, compiled research documents, printed materials, and scattered photographs. Files are found for Lewin Alcopley, Alfred Barr, Betty Parsons Gallery, Cahill family members, Lee Bontecou, James Byars, Holger Cahill, Alexander Calder, Christo, Chryssa, Calvert Coggeshall, John Canaday, Maryette Charlton, Stuart Davis, Jay DeFeo, Lorser Feitelson, Arshile Gorky, Peggy Guggenheim, Grace Hartigan, Will Horwitt, Jasper Johns, Julien Levy, Pierre Matisse, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Isamu Nauchi, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, Kay Sage, Charles Sheeler, Hedda Sterne, travel, Clyfford Still, William Scharf, among many others.

Detailed records of Miller's art consulting and advisory work for the Rockefeller family include correspondence with Nelson A. Rockefeller and David Rockefeller about building their personal collections of contemporary and folk art, meeting notes and minutes, research notes and writings, and printed materials. The largest group of records concerns the writing and publication of The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection: Masterpieces of Modern Art. Miller's curatorial work for David Rockefeller and the Rockefeller University's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Hall art collection is documented in Series 4 through curatorial files, correspondence, printed materials, photographs and slides, artists files, and design records.

Series 5 contains files relating to Miller's work as the first art consutant to the Chase Manhattan Bank and the building of the corporation's extensive collection of contemporary art. There is a draft of Miller's text for the bank's published catalog, Art At Work: Chase Manhattan Bank Collection. A smaller set of records is found in Series 6 documenting Miller's work on the Art Committee of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, including files about selecting artwork for the World Trade Center during the early 1970s. Files concerning Miller's advisory work with additional public and private clients, boards, and commissions are arranged in Series 7 and 8 and concern the Amstar Corporation, Fidelity International Bank, First National Bank of Tampa, First National City Bank, Inmont Corporation, Pepsico, United Mutual Savings Bank, the Empire State Plaza Art Commission, the Hancock Shaker Village, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Mark Rothko Foundation, the Museum of American Folk Art, and the Smith College Museum of Art.

Miller's papers include a small group of files relating to the WPA Federal Art Project (FAP)created by her husband Holger Cahill when he was director of the FAP, Holger Cahill. A small series is devoted to Miller's work with Eleanore Price Mather researching and writing Edward Hicks: His Peaceable Kingdom and Other Paintings. A series of general research files contain miscellaneous research notes and photographs related to Miller's interests in early American art and folk art. Series 12 contains 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.

Works of art are primarily in the form of Christmas cards sent to Miller by various artists including Elise Asher, Lyonel Feininger, Bernard Karpel, and Irene Rice Pereira. A small group of photographs includes photographs of Miller from 1926-circa 1950 and a few photographs of others.

The addition includes biographical material; family papers; correspondence; professional files; art collection and client files; printed material; and photographic material. While a small number of professional files are found here, the majority of material relates to Miller's personal life, including correspondence with her husband Holger Cahill, and files pertaining to her personal art collection. Scattered correspondence, inventories, research, and notes created by curator and donor of the papers, Wendy Jeffers, are found throughout the collection. These materials date from the 1980s-2000s.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 15 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1917-1986 (Box 1; 0.3 linear ft.)

Series 2: Correspondence and Subject Files, circa 1912-1992 (Boxes 1-8, OV 27; 7.2 linear ft.)

Series 3: Rockefeller Family Art Collections, circa 1949-1985 (Boxes 8-12, 25; 3.9 linear ft.)

Series 4: Rockefeller University Collection, 1923-1984 (Boxes 12-13, OV 27; 1.0 linear ft.)

Series 5: Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, 1959-circa 1985 (Boxes 13-14, 26; 1.4 linear ft.)

Series 6: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Art Committee, circa 1965-1987 (Boxes 14-15, OV 27; 0.8 linear ft.)

Series 7: Other Corporate and Private Clients, 1968-1984 (Boxes 15-16; 1.3 linear ft.)

Series 8: Other Boards, Committees and Commissions, 1925, 1949-1985 (Boxes 16-20; 3.6 linear ft.)

Series 9: Works Project Administration Federal Art Project Files, 1935-1979 (Box 20, OV 27; 0.5 linear ft.)

Series 10: Edward Hicks Catalog, 1934-1984 (Boxes 20-22; 1.5 linear ft.)

Series 11: Research Files, 1930s-1980 (Boxes 22-23; 0.8 linear ft.)

Series 12: Exhibition Files, 1932-1986 (Box 23; 0.6 linear ft.)

Series 13: Works of Art, circa 1924-circa 1982 (Boxes 23-25; 1.5 linear ft.)

Series 14: Photographs, 1926-circa 1970s (Boxes 24-25; 0.3 linear ft.)

Series 15: Addition to the Dorothy C. Miller Papers, 1853-2003, bulk 1920-1996 (Boxes 28-38, OVs 39-41; 9.9 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Dorothy Canning Miller (1904-2003) worked in New York City as a highly influential curator of contemporary and folk art at the Museum of Modern Art and as the first curator of the museum. Later, she was the primary art consultant for Nelson A. Rockefeller, the Rockefeller family, Rockefeller University, Chase Manhattan Bank, and the Port Authority of and New Jersey. Dorothy Miller was also married to Holger Cahill, director of the WPA Federal Art Project.

Dorothy C. Miller was born in Hopedale, Massachusetts in 1904 and received her Bachelor of Arts from Smith College in 1925. She was first introduced to modern art through classes at the Newark Museum taught by John Cotton Dana and Holger Cahill. Miller joined the curatorial staff of the Newark Museum in 1926. The museum was one of the first to organize exhibitions of American folk art, American Primitives (1930-1931) and American Folk Sculpture (1931-1932). Miller worked with Cahill and others on the exhibition and developed a life-long interest in folk art.

After four years at the Newark Museum, Miller moved to New York city, hoping to get involved with the newly opened Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and, likely, to be with Holger Cahill, with whom she lived with on 8th Street prior to their marriage in 1938. Between 1930 and 1932 she took odd jobs and worked with Mrs. Henry Lang cataloging, researching and installing Lang's collection of Native American art Lang donated to the Montclair Art Museum. At the same time, Holger Cahill was serving as Acting Director of the Museum of Modern Art during an absence of Director Alfred H. Barr. In 1932, Cahill asked Miller to assist him with curating the American Painting and Sculpture, 1862-1932 exhibition at MoMA, and together they also curated the First Municipal Art Exhibition, 1934 at the Rockefeller Center.

In 1934, Barr hired Miller as his assistant and one year later appointed her as MoMA's first curator. Miller spent the next 35 years organizing many of this country's most important exhibitions of contemporary art and building personal relationships with new artists and photographers, as well as the collections of MoMA. Miller retired from MOMA in 1969 and focused more on her art consulting work begun in the late 1950s.

Dorothy Miller's most notable client was Nelson A. Rockefeller. She assisted and advised Rockefeller as he acquired a vast personal collection of modern art - some of which was later donated to MoMA. Just prior to her retirement, Miller organized a large exhibition of Rockefeller's collection. The exhibition catalog written by Miller was the basis for the book she worked on with Rockefeller up until and following his death in 1979, ultimately published as The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection: Masterpieces of Modern Art. In the preface, Rockefeller credited Miller with being one of the four people to whom he was indebted "for the understanding and endless joy I have found in the collecting of modern art in all forms."

Miller also served as the primary art consultant for projects to furnish federal spaces, including Henry Kissinger's State Department office suite, and the official Vice-Presidential residence at the Admiral's House in Washington D.C.

In 1959 Miller was invited to join the art collection committee of the Chase Manhattan Bank and served on the committee until the mid-1980s, contributing her expertise to the development of one of this country's oldest and largest corporate collections of modern and contemporary art.

Miller was also an advisor to other members of the Rockefeller family, including David Rockefeller, and assisted with developing the art collections of Rockefeller Institute/University. From 1960 through the late 1980s Miller was a member of the art committee for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANJY) and was responsible for selecting much of the artwork for the World Trade Center in the 1970s. She served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Hancock Shaker Village, the Smithsonian Institution's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Empire State Plaza in Albany, Smith College Museum of Art, and the Museum of American Folk Art. She also became a member of the Mark Rothko Foundation Board of Directors after the litigation following Rothko's death between Rothko's executors and his daughter.

In the mid-1970s Miller assisted the Whitney Museum of American with planning an exhibition and supporting catalog of the work of folk artist Edward Hicks. Although the exhibition and catalog were only partially realized in 1980, Miller and Eleanore Price Mather compiled and published a book on Hicks, Edward Hicks: His Peaceable Kingdoms and Other Paintings, published in 1983.

In 1982-1983 Miller received the Art Dealers Association Special Award, an honorary degree from Williams College, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture governor's award. In 1984 she was named honorary trustee of the Museum of Modern Art. In 1985 the Smith College Museum of Art honored her important contributions to museum connoisseurship with the exhibition Dorothy C. Miller: With An Eye to American Art.

Dorothy Miller died in 2003 at the age of 99 at her home in Greenwich, New York.
Related Material:
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.
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.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller 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.
Topic:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art museum curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Corporations -- Private collections  Search this
Art -- Private collections  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Citation:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Christmas Cards

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1938-circa 1977
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller 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:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dorothy C. Miller papers / Series 2: Correspondence and Subject Files
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Christmas Lists

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1971
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller 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:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Original Christmas Cards

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller 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:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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A

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 10-11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1956-circa 1969
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material housed in Box 25
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller 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:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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B

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 12-14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1938-circa 1976
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller 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:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Blumenthal, Ann and Joseph

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 15-16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1965
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller 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:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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