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National Council on the Arts, 1964

Collection Creator::
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of History of Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T90006, National Museum of History and Technology. Department of History of Technology, Correspondence and Memoranda
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Correspondence and Memoranda
Correspondence and Memoranda / Box 11
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987

Creator:
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Subject:
Newman, Elias  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham  Search this
Rich, Daniel Catton  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
American Art Research Council  Search this
Artist Tenants Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Association of Art Museum Directors  Search this
National Council on the Arts and Government  Search this
American National Exhibition (1959 : Moscow, Russia)  Search this
Type:
Transcripts
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Museum administrators  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Art  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Authors  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8302
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210473
AAA_collcode_goodlloy
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210473
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Livingston L. Biddle, Jr. papers, circa 1940-2002

Creator:
Biddle, Livingston, 1918-2002  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lady Bird  Search this
Schieffer, Bob  Search this
Watson, Howard N.  Search this
Rosenquist, James  Search this
Mondale, Walter F.  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Davis, R. A.  Search this
Maxwell, Barb  Search this
Asawa, Ruth  Search this
Alexander, Jane  Search this
Oliphant, Pat  Search this
Hanks, Nancy  Search this
Carter, Jimmy  Search this
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore),  Search this
Temple, Louann  Search this
Hammer, Armand  Search this
Edwards, Bob  Search this
Biddle, Catharina Baart  Search this
Jessup, Peter  Search this
O'Connor, Sandra Day  Search this
Rostropovich, Mstislav  Search this
Drexel, Katharine Mary  Search this
King, Susan  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Scholder, Fritz W.  Search this
Glenn, John  Search this
Pell, Claiborne  Search this
Fordham University  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Bryn Mawr College  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Manuscripts
Diaries
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Video recordings
Sketches
Interviews
Topic:
Art  Search this
Authors  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16123
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362808
AAA_collcode_biddlivi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_362808
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Playbill for Lost in the Stars

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Imperial Theatre, American, founded 1923  Search this
Subject of:
Brock Peters, American, 1927 - 2005  Search this
Gilbert Price, American, 1942 - 1991  Search this
Margaret Cowie  Search this
Jack Gwillim, British, 1909 - 2001  Search this
Leonard Jackson, American, born 1928  Search this
Ian Martin, Scottish, 1912 - 1989  Search this
Rod Perry, American, born 1941  Search this
Rosetta LeNoire, American, 1911 - 2002  Search this
Damon Evans, American, born 1949  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 6 in. (22.9 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1972
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Tragedy (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.56
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.56
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Playbill for Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, American, founded 1910  Search this
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Gregory Hines, American, 1946 - 2003  Search this
Judith Ann Jamison, American, born 1943  Search this
Phyllis Hyman, American, 1949 - 1995  Search this
P. J. Benjamin, American, born 1951  Search this
Hinton Battle, German-American, born 1956  Search this
Gregg Burge, American, 1957 - 1998  Search this
Mercedes Ellington, American, born 1939  Search this
Priscilla Baskerville  Search this
Terri Klausner  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.91
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.91
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Writings by Others, Not Shahn-Related

Collection Creator:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1966
Scope and Contents note:
Writings found here, primarily in the form of transcripts, are on subjects of interest to Shahn many of which were presumably used as source material for his artwork, sparked his interest in a particular commission such as those by John Barlow Martin, or were given to him as possible commissions for illustrations.

See Appendix for a list of writings from Series 5.3.
Arrangement note:
This series is arranged alphabetically by author with details provided in the index. The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of the full text of some writings.
Appendix: List of Writings from Series 5.3:
Writings are listed alphabetically by author; writings by unidentifed authors appear at the end of the list. Barr, Alfred: "The United States at the Venice Biennale," 1954

Bernstein, Aline: "Battle Hymn"

Block, Lou: "Ballyhoo vs. Information," circa 1943

Brennan, Francis: "The Picture and the Word," 1956

Brennan, Francis: Account of trip to Russia, 1960

Brennan, Francis: Speech for Conference of Western Association of Art Museums

Dugan, Alan: "Society of the Free and Easy"

Dugan, Alan: "Speech to the N.B.A"

Durr, Clifford J.: "The Trial of Jesus as a Loyalty Hearing"

Dye, Joan: "Juvenile Delinquency," 1956

Endore, Guy: "Address to the School of Library Science, UCLA," 1962

Engel, Monroe: "A Father's Geography," 1956

Ferry, W. H.: "Black Colonies: A Final Solution"

Ferry, W. H.: Address from the Western States Democratic Conference

Ferry, W. H.: "Why the College is Failing," 1963

Ferry, W. H.: "A Proposal from Ralph Helstein, Robert Theobald, and W. H. Ferry," 1963

Ferry, W. H.: "The Triple Revolution: An Appraisal of the Major U. S. Crises and Proposals for Action," 1964

Ferry, W. H.: "The Muddle in Education," 1964

Fielder, Leslie A.: "Nude Croquet"

Fuller, R. Buckminster: Letter to Mr. Higman, Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado, 1963

Goldburg, Rabbi Robert: Memorial prayer for John F. Kennedy, 1963

Goldin, Judah: Translation of "The Grace After Meals"

Gregory, Horace: "Alphabet for Joanna"

"Vincent Van Gogh's 'Landscapes of the Soul'"

Gusten, Theodore: "Vincent Van Gogh, We and Picasso"

Johnson, Lyndon B.: Excerpts from Address to National Education Association, 1965

Joyce, Robert: "The Working Artist," 1961

Kacmarcik, Frank: "The Bible and Creative Imagination"

Kastner, Frank: "The Bible and Creative Imagination"

Kennedy, John F.: Statements, 1963

Lamont, Corliss: Statement before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation, 1953

Langum, John K: "Prospects for the American Economy," 1965

Lemon, Richard: "Campaign Song"

Levinson, Alfred: "Cricket in the Mill"

Lewis, Margery: "The Young American Artist"

Martin, John Bartlow: "The Mecca Building"

Martin, John Bartlow: "The Hickman Story"

Martin, John Bartlow: "A Letter About Upper Michigan"

Martin, John Bartlow: "A Trip to the Lincoln Country"

Piel, Gerard: "Science, Disarmament and Peace," 1958

Pines, David, editor: Statement about book "Frontiers in Physics"

Pollack, Peter: Statement on establishment of the National Arts Foundation and the National Council on the Arts, 1963

Reid, Alistair: "A Spelling for Sleeping"

Reid, Alistair: "A Lesson in Music"

Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff: "Will the Creative Arts Thrive or Degenerate During the Next Fifty Years?"

Rodman, Selden: "Death of the Hero: A Modern Morality"

Rodman, Selden: Reviews

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano: Addresses to Congress, 1942

Rosenblum, William F.: Script of Chanukah pageant and story, 1962

Rosskam, Edwin: "Three Victims," 1960s

Rosten, Lou: "Gandhi," 1964

Roth, Cecil: "Had Gadya," 1965

W.H.S.: "What Price Peace?" 1963

Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur: "Government and the Arts," 1962

Shyre, Paul: "The Child Buyer" Play script adapted from novel by John Hershey

Taylor, Harold: "The First Sex: or Oedipus Unbound," 1953

Terracini, Umberto: Preface for "The Jews of the USSR," 1966

Tyler, Parker: Review of Exhibition by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans and M. Alvarez Bravo, 1935

Wilder, Thornton: Playscript, "The Seven Deadly Sins - Number Six: Lust/Someone from Assisi"

Wilder, Thornton: Playscript, "The Seven Ages of Man - Number One: Infancy"

Wilder, Thornton: Playscript, "Childhood"

Yeats, W. B: Playscript: "Calvary" with production notes from Theatre Intime production

"Project by the Brooklyn Museum for a Major Exhibition of Photographs Dealing with Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans"

"The Use of Earle Browder's Image in a Mural"

Mr. Passow's Proposals Concerning Childhood Talent," 1966

"Problems Connected with Education in the Fine and the Applied Arts"

Possible chapters for a book: "Entertaining Notions" and "In the Name of Art"

"How to...Anything"

"New Forms vs. Reforms"

"The Transformation of the Novel"

"A Proposal to Establish a New and Permanent Opera Group in Boston"

"For Michael's Sake"

"Mino Maccari"

"The Sacco and Vanzetti Case"

"You the Steel Worker"

"Steel Strike in Warren, Ohio"

"Towards a Rural Housing Program"

"First Draft of Resettlement Administration Primer"

"Proposal for a Rural Community Center Program"

"Designing Museum Buildings"

"Food for Thought - A Creative Menu"

"The Dustbowl"

"President's Committee on Farm Tenancy," 1937

"God"

"A Portrait of the Plasma as a Many-Body Problem"

"Story About Kay-Kay"

"The Short Grace After Meals"

Text for a Woman's Pamphlet

"Metropolitan Museum"
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original papers requires an appointment. Access to audiovisual recording with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Ben Shahn 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:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.shahben, Subseries 5.3
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Ben Shahn papers
Ben Shahn papers / Series 5: Notes and Writings
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Archives of American Art
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National Council on the Arts and Government

Collection Creator:
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1969
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Andrew Carnduff Ritchie 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:
Andrew Carnduff Ritchie papers, 1907-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Andrew Carnduff Ritchie papers
Andrew Carnduff Ritchie papers / Series 4: Committee and Organization Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Records, 1957-1966

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant to the Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Taylor, Theodore W  Search this
Smithsonian Institution National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board  Search this
Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Science Information Exchange  Search this
National Council on the Arts  Search this
Smithsonian Associates  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
22 cu. ft. (44 document boxes)
Type:
Architectural drawings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1957
1957-1966
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000171
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216757

National Council on the Arts and Government

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 100, Folder 57
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1960
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.
See more items in:
Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 8: Records Relating to Organizations / 8.3: Various Organizations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref3530

Helen Treadwell papers, 1952-1968

Creator:
Treadwell, Helen, 1902-  Search this
Subject:
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Committee for the Beautification of New York  Search this
International Association of Art.United States Committee  Search this
National Council on the Arts and Government  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Art  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8521
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210698
AAA_collcode_treahele
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210698

Harold Weston papers, 1894-1978, bulk, 1912-1972

Creator:
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972  Search this
Subject:
Mumford, Lewis  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard  Search this
Rosenfeld, Paul  Search this
Weston, Faith  Search this
Sizer, Theodore  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
New York State Council on the Arts  Search this
Montross Gallery  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
International Association of Art.United States Committee  Search this
National Council on the Arts and Government  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Adirondack Trail Improvement Society  Search this
Food for Freedom, Inc  Search this
Harvard Lampoon (Organization)  Search this
Studio House (Phillips Memorial Gallery)  Search this
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA). Americans-in-Britain Outpost  Search this
Type:
Poems
Christmas cards
Glass negatives
Woodcuts
Sketches
Etchings
Lantern slides
Speeches
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Articles
Notes
Postcards
Copper plates
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painters  Search this
Adirondack Mountain Reserve (N.Y.)  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9346
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211542
AAA_collcode_westharo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211542
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Appeal to Congress: National Council on the Arts and Government circa 1957

Collection Creator:
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Sheeler 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 copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Sheeler papers, circa 1840s-1966, bulk 1923-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Sheeler papers
Charles Sheeler papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
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Archives of American Art
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Lloyd Goodrich papers

Creator:
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Names:
American Art Research Council  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Artist Tenants Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Association of Art Museum Directors  Search this
National Council on the Arts and Government  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Newman, Elias, 1903-  Search this
Rich, Daniel Catton, 1904-1976  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Extent:
35.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Transcripts
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Date:
1884-1987
bulk 1927-1987
Summary:
The papers of art historian, writer, and museum administrator Lloyd Goodrich measure 35.7 linear feet and date from 1884 to 1987 with the bulk of the material dating from 1927 to 1987. Materials include biographical material, extensive correspondence, writings and research files, organization and committee files, exhibition files, printed material, a scrapbook, and photographic material. The collection is particularly rich in research files on Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and Reginald Marsh, as well as correspondence with additional notable artists and art figures.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian, writer, and museum administrator Lloyd Goodrich measure 35.7 linear feet and date from 1884 to 1987 with the bulk of the material dating from 1927 to 1987. Materials include biographical material, extensive correspondence, writings and research files, organization and committee files, exhibition files, printed material, a scrapbook, and photographic material. The collection is particularly rich in research files on Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and Reginald Marsh, as well as correspondence with additional notable artists and art figures.

Scattered biographical materials include biographical sketches, an interview transcript, personal business records, documents relating to Goodrich's service on art juries, and awards and honors.

Correspondence is with friends, family, artists, museums, collectors, galleries, and arts organizations. Correspondents include The Arts Magazine, Whitney Museum of Art, Olin Dows, Philip Evergood, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Reginald Marsh, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Elias Newman, Daniel Catton Rich, and Raphael Soyer among many others. Research related correspondence arranged here concerns work on a catalogue raisonné of Winslow Homer. This material was originally arranged in the correspondence files by Goodrich prior to the later donation that included additional research files on Homer found in Series 3. There are also condolence letters from notable figures in American art.

Writings and research files include major writings, such as books and articles, and book reviews, essays, exhibition text, catalog entries, and lectures. In addition to the writings, Goodrich's research files for the writings are arranged here and include research, notes, correspondence, photographs, illustrations, printed materials, and bibliographies. There are also book agreements. There are extensive files for Goodrich's books on Winslow Homer (see also correspondence in Series 2) and Reginald Marsh; articles, catalog entries, and other writings on Winslow Homer, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Kuniyoshi, Reginald Marsh, and American art in general; lectures and talks; research files on other artists, and notes and notebooks.

Organization and committee files document Goodrich's service on boards, commissions, committees, organizations, and associations, such as the American Federation of Arts, the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Carnegie Study in American Art, the National Council on the Arts and Government, American Art Research Council, Artists Equity Association, Artist Tenants Association, the selection committee of the American National Exhibition (1959), and others are found within organization and committee files. Agendas, correspondence, meeting minutes, and printed material are found within the files.

Exhibition files are found only for several Winslow Homer shows. Printed materials include clippings, publicity materials, and printed copies of his writings. Photographic material includes scattered photographs of Goodrich and others, and extensive negatives of works of art, likely by Homer. Also found are x-rays of paintings by Ralph Blakelock.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1946-1984 (Boxes 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1920-1987 (Boxes 1-3; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Research Files, 1884-1987 (Boxes 3-17, 38; 14.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Organization and Committee files, 1933-1982 (Boxes 17-31, 37; 14.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1944-1986 (Boxes 31-32; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1920s-1979 (Boxes 32-33; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Scrapbook, 1952-1959 (Box 33; 2 folders)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, circa 1910-1987 (Boxes 33-37; 3.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Lloyd Goodrich (1897-1987) was a prominent and influential art historian, writer, and director of the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City, New York, from 1958-1968.

Lloyd Goodrich was born in Nutley, New Jersey in 1897. He studied under Kenneth Hayes Miller at the Art Students League from 1913-1915 and also took courses at the National Academy of Design. Rather than pursue a career as an artist, however, he decided that his real talent was writing about art. He began his long and prolific writing career in 1923-24 and married Edith Havens in 1924. Inspired by the work and writings of European art scholars and a desire to address the need for a body of scholarship on American Art, Goodrich began to research and write about American artists Kenneth Hayes Miller, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Eakins.

Goodrich's first article on Winslow Homer was published in 1924 by The Arts, a magazine financed by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and edited by Forbes Watson, who soon hired Goodrich as associate editor. By 1929, Goodrich was also working as assistant art critic for the New York Times while continuing work at The Arts as contributing editor. One year later, The Arts commissioned Goodrich to write a book on Kenneth Hayes Miller. And, around the same time Goodrich became interested in Thomas Eakins, and with the encouragement and financial support from his boyhood friend, artist Reginald Marsh, he began work on a monograph about Eakins.

In 1930, Goodrich joined the staff of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's new American art museum in New York City, the Whitney Museum of American Art. The museum provided him with the funds he needed to research and complete his book on Thomas Eakins, which he achieved in 1933. In 1935, he became curator of the museum, and associate director in 1948. He served as director from 1958-1968. The bequest of the Edward Hopper collection to the Whitney was the result of Goodrich's reputation as a scholar of Edward Hopper. After retiring, Goodrich continued his association with the Whitney as advisory director and director emeritus.

Goodrich was instrumental in starting the American Art Research Council in 1942, a group of museums devoted to collecting scholarly records about American art. He sat on the advisory panels for the New York State Council on the Arts and the Fine Arts Advisory Committee to the White House. In 1933, he was in charge of the New York regional office of the Public Works of Art Project. He also served as chairman of the National Council on the Arts and Government from 1948 to 1954 and was a major force in the creation of the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities. He was a member of the Artists Equity Association, Artist Tenants Association, and numerous other arts organizations and a strong advocate for the promotion and support of American art and artists.

Throughout his long and distinguished career as a writer and museum administrator, Lloyd Goodrich worked to build a body of scholarship related to the history of American art and artists. He published several important monographs, including works on Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Winslow Homer, and Reginald Marsh, and organized major exhibitions about these and many other artists during his 57-year association with the Whitney Museum of American Art. At the time of his death, Goodrich was considered a preeminent figure in the American art world, and one of the foremost authorities on Eakins, Ryder, and Homer, artists on which he kept extensive research files throughout his life.

Lloyd Goodrich died March 27, 1987.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Lloyd Goodrich, 1962-1963 by Harlan Phillips for the Archives of American Art.

Additional Lloyd Goodrich papers are located at the Whitney Museum of American Art Archives, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel 4468) including a photocopy of the manuscript "Albert Pinkham Ryder: The Man and His Art," Goodrich's contribution to the book "Albert Pinkham Ryder: Painter of Dreams" co-authored with William I. Homer. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Lloyd Goodrich papers were given to the Archives of American Art in several different acquisitions. Lloyd Goodrich first donated material in 1983. David Goodrich, Lloyd Goodrich's son, gave more material between 1988 and 2007 while additional papers were lent for microfilming by William I. Homer in 1990. Finally, the Whitney Museum of American Art donated papers in 1996, and Polly Thistlethwaite gave further material in 2015.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Lloyd Goodrich 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.
Occupation:
Museum curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Museum administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art museums -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Transcripts
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goodlloy
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Lloyd Goodrich papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goodlloy
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Articles

Collection Creator:
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 1-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948-1955
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lloyd Goodrich 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:
Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lloyd Goodrich papers
Lloyd Goodrich papers / Series 4: Organization and Committee files / 4.4: National Council on the Arts and Government
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goodlloy-ref1005

General

Collection Creator:
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 2-20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1970
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lloyd Goodrich 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:
Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Lloyd Goodrich papers
Lloyd Goodrich papers / Series 4: Organization and Committee files / 4.4: National Council on the Arts and Government
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goodlloy-ref432

National Council on the Arts and Government

Collection Creator:
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948-1971
Scope and Contents:
Goodrich served as vice chairman of the National Council on the Arts and Government. Materials include agendas, booklets, by-laws and constitution, clippings, correspondence, proposed and draft legislation, hearings and related testimony, financial records, minutes, notes, press releases, statements, and speeches.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lloyd Goodrich 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:
Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goodlloy, Subseries 4.4
See more items in:
Lloyd Goodrich papers
Lloyd Goodrich papers / Series 4: Organization and Committee files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goodlloy-ref45

American Association of Museums

Collection Creator:
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948-1957
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lloyd Goodrich 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:
Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Lloyd Goodrich papers
Lloyd Goodrich papers / Series 4: Organization and Committee files / 4.4: National Council on the Arts and Government
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goodlloy-ref451

American Federation of Arts

Collection Creator:
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948-1960
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lloyd Goodrich 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:
Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Lloyd Goodrich papers
Lloyd Goodrich papers / Series 4: Organization and Committee files / 4.4: National Council on the Arts and Government
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goodlloy-ref452

American Institute of Architects

Collection Creator:
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948-1957
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lloyd Goodrich 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:
Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Lloyd Goodrich papers
Lloyd Goodrich papers / Series 4: Organization and Committee files / 4.4: National Council on the Arts and Government
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goodlloy-ref453

American Institute of Decorators

Collection Creator:
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1957
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lloyd Goodrich 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:
Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Lloyd Goodrich papers
Lloyd Goodrich papers / Series 4: Organization and Committee files / 4.4: National Council on the Arts and Government
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goodlloy-ref454

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