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Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946

Creator:
Duveen, Albert, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Olmsted, Frederick Law  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Mosler, Henry  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart)  Search this
Mayer, Constant  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7075
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209208
AAA_collcode_duvealbe
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209208
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Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera

Creator:
Duveen, Albert  Search this
Names:
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
Mayer, Constant, 1829-1911  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Mosler, Henry, 1841-1920  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1807-1946
Summary:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera measures 1.1 linear feet and dates from 1807 to 1946. Unrelated letters written by over 170 mostly 19th and early 20th century American artists are found in this compiled collection of art critic, dealer, and collector Albert Duveen. Additional ephemera includes printed material and photographs of artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera measures 1.1 linear feet and dates from 1807 to 1946. Unrelated letters written by over 170 mostly 19th and early 20th century American artists are found in this compiled collection of art critic, dealer, and collector Albert Duveen. Additional ephemera includes printed material and photographs of artwork.

Found are letters from artists Albert Bierstadt, Frederic E. Church, Frederick S. Church, Henry Inman, Constant Mayer, Jervis McEntee, Henry Mosler, Frederick Law Olmstead, Rembrandt Peale, Albert Rosenthal, and many others. Printed materials include catalog inventories of public and private art collections. There are also brochure booklets on New England historical houses and towns. Photographs are duplicate copies of early American artwork from Duveen's personal reference files.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 3 series.

Series 1: Letters, 1808-1910 (0.8 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Printed material, circa 1909-1946 (4 folders; Box 1, OV 2)

Series 3: Photographs, circa 1808-1910 (3 folders; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Art critic, collector, and dealer Albert Duveen (1892-1965) lived and worked in New York City, New York. He is known for his expertise in early American art and was a cousin to Joseph Duveen, president of Duveen Brothers art dealers.
Related Materials:
The Archives holds a microfilm copy of the Albert Duveen art reference files and a lecture, "An Art Dealer is Intrigued by American Folk Art," delivered by Albert Duveen, March 4, 1961.
Provenance:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera was purchased from Duveen by the Archives of American Art in February 1956.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera 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:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.duvealbe
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Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-duvealbe

Raymond Saroff papers

Creator:
Saroff, Raymond  Search this
Names:
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Video recordings
Date:
1953-2009
Summary:
The Raymond Saroff papers are dated 1953-2009 and comprise 1.2 linear feet. Letters, printed material and photographs compiled by Saroff document his interest in Claes Oldenburg and "Happenings." Also included are a videotape of Saroff's film Claes Oldenburg's "Ray Gun Theater – 1962" and receipts for artwork purchased for his modern art collection. The 2014 addition includes a catalog essay by curator and collector Howard Rose, Saroff's partner, for an exhibition of their folk art collection at Bard College (1991). Also found are financial records regarding his collections, related printed material, and photographs of artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The Raymond Saroff papers are dated 1953-2009 and comprise 1.2 linear feet. Letters, printed material and photographs compiled by Saroff document his interest in Claes Oldenburg and "Happenings." Also included are a videotape of Saroff's film Claes Oldenburg's "Ray Gun Theater – 1962" and receipts for artwork purchased for his modern art collection. The 2014 addition includes a catalog essay by curator and collector Howard Rose, Saroff's partner, for an exhibition of their folk art collection at Bard College (1991). Also found are financial records regarding his collections, related printed material, and photographs of artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 2 series:

Series 1: Raymond Saroff papers concerning Claes Oldenburg, 1953-2009 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Addition to the Raymond Saroff papers, 1960-2009 (Boxes 1-2; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Raymond Saroff (b. 1922), a resident of New York City, is a filmmaker and collector of both modern and folk art. Saroff pursued his interest in American folk art with his partner, Howard Rose, a scholar and art collector. In 1960, Saroff purchased Leg, a paper maché sculpture by Claes Oldenburg. Around the same time, he became interested in "Happenings." Using borrowed equipment, Saroff filmed a series of 1962 "Happenings" known as "Ray Gun Theater" that Oldenburg presented to small audiences in a storefront on East Second Street, New York City.
Provenance:
Gift of Raymond Saroff, 2011 and 2014.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Raymond Saroff 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:
Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Video recordings
Citation:
Raymond Saroff papers, 1953-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.saroraym
See more items in:
Raymond Saroff papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-saroraym

Electra to the rescue : saving a steamboat and the story of Shelburne Museum / Valerie Biebuyck ; afterword by Elliot Bostwick Davis

Author:
Biebuyck, Valerie  Search this
Subject:
Webb, Electra Havemeyer  Search this
Shelburne Museum  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Vermont
Shelburne
Date:
2008
Topic:
Americana  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823189

Beijing ge shao / Wang Shixiang bian zhu = Beijing pigeon whistles / by Wang Shixiang

Title:
北京鴿哨 / 王世襄编著 = Beijing pigeon whistles / by Wang Shixiang
Beijing pigeon whistles
Author:
Wang, Shixiang 1914-2009-  Search this
Physical description:
112, [10] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
2000
Topic:
Whistles--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Pigeons in art  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Call number:
NK9509.65.C6 W346 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_851204

Nian hua shou cang = Nianhua shouc[h]ang / Lu Keqin zhu

Title:
年画收藏 = Nianhua shouc[h]ang / 陆克勤著
Nianhua shouc[h]ang
Nianhua shoucang
Author:
Lu, Keqin  Search this
Physical description:
129 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
2006
20th century
Topic:
Color prints, Chinese--Collectors and collecting  Search this
New Year cards--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Call number:
NE1300.8.C6 L83 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_867840

The Gagetown hookers / by Larry E. Dubord

Author:
Dubord, Larry E  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Raymond (Ernest Raymond) 1905-  Search this
Scott, Lydia Clarke 1909-1996  Search this
Physical description:
v, 41 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Brunswick
Gagetown
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Rugs, Hooked  Search this
Rugs, Hooked--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_606333

Mexican folk art from Oaxacan artist families / by Arden and Anya Rothstein

Author:
Rothstein, Arden  Search this
Rothstein, Anya  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : col. ill., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Directories
Place:
Mexico
Oaxaca
Date:
2002
Topic:
Folk art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Artisans  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_687997

Little by little : six decades of collecting American decorative arts / Nina Fletcher Little

Author:
Little, Nina Fletcher 1903-  Search this
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities  Search this
Subject:
Little, Nina Fletcher 1903- Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 292 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New England
Date:
1998
18th century
19th century
Topic:
Art, American--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Folk art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Decorative arts, Early American  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Decorative arts--Collectors and collectiong  Search this
Call number:
NK805 .L77 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_552306

Collecting South Carolina folk art : a guide / by Gary Stanton

Author:
Stanton, Gary Ward 1946-  Search this
McKissick Museum  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 42 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Carolina
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Folklore--Fieldwork  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Folk art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GR110.S6 S7 1989X
GR110.S6S7 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_400223

Material obsessions : folk and outsider art from Wisconsin collections / curated by Dean Jensen

Author:
Jensen, Dean  Search this
Frederick Layton Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[9] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Wisconsin
Date:
1989
[1989]
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Folk art--Collectors and collecting--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK805 .M425 1989
NK805.M425 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_403816

The Great book of wildfowl decoys / general editor, Joe Engers ; photography by Bill Buckner

Author:
Engers, Joe  Search this
Buckner, Bill  Search this
Physical description:
320 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 38 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Decoys (Hunting)--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Folk art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
NK9712.G74 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407410

Redware : America's folk art pottery / Kevin McConnell

Author:
McConnell, Kevin  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Redware--Collectors and collecting--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
NK4283.M33 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_415435

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller : the woman in the family / Bernice Kert

Author:
Kert, Bernice  Search this
Subject:
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich  Search this
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center History  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) History  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 537 p. : ill., geneal. table ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Art patrons  Search this
Folk art--Collectors and collecting--Biography  Search this
Call number:
CT275.R678 K4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_455510

Colons : statuettes habillées d'Afrique de l'Ouest / Eliane Girard, Brigitte Kernel ; photographies, Eric Megret

Author:
Girard, Eliane  Search this
Kernel, Brigitte  Search this
Megret, Eric  Search this
Physical description:
136 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 27X27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, West
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Wood-carved figurines  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Polychromy  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Wood-carved figurines--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_466934

Quimper pottery / Ann Marie O'Neill

Title:
with price guide
Author:
O'Neill, Ann Marie  Search this
Physical description:
157 p. : col. ill., map ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Quimper
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Faience--Collectors and collecting--Catalogs  Search this
Folk art--Collectors and collecting--Catalogs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_481425

Yō no bi : the beauty of Japanese folk art / William Jay Rathbun ; with contributions by Michael Knight

Author:
Rathbun, William Jay  Search this
Knight, Michael 1953-  Search this
Seattle Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 133 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Northwest, Pacific
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Folk art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
NK1071 .R38 1983X
745.5 .R3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_499340

Collector's guide to country store antiques / Don and Carol Raycraft

Author:
Raycraft, Don  Search this
Raycraft, Carol  Search this
Physical description:
157 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Folk art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Collectibles  Search this
Call number:
NK805 .R26c 1987
NK805.R26c 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_327836

The Ward brothers' decoys : a collector's guide / by Ronald J. Gard and Brian J. McGrath

Author:
Gard, Ronald J  Search this
McGrath, Brian J  Search this
Subject:
Ward, Lemuel T  Search this
Ward, Stephen Wesley 1895-1976  Search this
Physical description:
136 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Folk art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Decoys (Hunting)--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
NK9712 .G21 1989
NK9712.G21 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381028

The fine art of folk art / by Anita J. Ellis ... [et. al.]

Author:
Ellis, Anita J. 1948-  Search this
Cincinnati Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Ohio
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Folk art--Collectors and collecting--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK805 .F495 1990
NK805.F495 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_396931

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