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Creator:
Landgren, Marchal E., 1907-1983  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham  Search this
Constant, George  Search this
Logasa, Charles  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene)  Search this
Geist, Sidney  Search this
Laufman, Sidney  Search this
Sprinchorn, Carl  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir  Search this
Kipling, Rudyard  Search this
Glackens, Ira  Search this
Cox, George Collins  Search this
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Janauschek, Francesca Romana Magdalena  Search this
Gershwin, George  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Newman, Robert Loftin  Search this
Portinari, Cândido  Search this
De Laittre, Eleanor  Search this
Fitch, Clyde  Search this
Greene, Balcomb  Search this
Kane, John  Search this
Fruhauf, Aline  Search this
Higgins, Eugene  Search this
Harari, Hananiah  Search this
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
Orr, Elliot  Search this
Mitchell, Donald Grant  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Washington, D.C.  Search this
Joseph Mitchell Gallery  Search this
Contemporary Arts (Gallery)  Search this
University of Maryland at College Park  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Old Print Shop  Search this
Municipal Art Committee  Search this
Type:
Christmas cards
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Drawings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
15.3 Linear feet
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 10 series. Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1890-circa 1981 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1930-circa 1982 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1932-circa 1982 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-3) Series 4: Professional and Organizational Files, circa 1910-circa 1977 (3.4 linear feet; Boxes 3-6) Series 5: Research Projects' Files, 1881-circa 1982 (6.9 linear feet; Boxes 6-13, 15) Series 6: Personal Business Records, circa 1934-circa 1982 (0.4 linear feet; Box 13) Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1927-circa 1981 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 13-14) Series 8: Scrapbooks, circa 1931-circa 1979 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 14-15) Series 9: Photographic Materials, circa 1930s-circa 1978 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 14-15) Series 10: Artwork, circa 1930s-circa 1940s (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 14-15)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of Washington, D.C. art historian, librarian, author, educator, and art consultant Marchal Landgren measure 15.3 linear feet and date from 1881 to circa 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1975. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, professional and organization files, research projects' files, scattered personal business records, printed materials, two clippings scrapbooks, photographical materials, and scattered artwork.<br /> Biographical material includes address cards, an appointment book, curriculum vitaes, genealogical materials, and military records. Correspondence is with artists, clients, colleagues, museums, and universities, and is predominantly professional in nature. Correspondents include Albert E. Gallatin, George Gershwin, Ira Glackens, Sidney Laufman, Elliot Orr, Candido Portinari, and Carl Sprinchorn, among others.<br /> Writings include miscellaneous published and unpublished writings and drafts by Marchal Landgren primarily those not associated with his major research projects. These include various articles written for magazines and journals, manuscript drafts, research notes, and notebooks. There is also a file of writings by others that includes the <em>John Mitchell Gallery Notes</em>.<br /> Professional and organizational files document Landgren's positions and work for educational institutions and arts organizations, including the American Abstract Artists Group, Art Students League of New York, Association of Artists Equity of Washington D. C., Contemporary Arts, D. C. Public Library, Library Journal, New York City Municipal Art Committee, Old Print Shop, Inc., and the University of Maryland, among others. These files also contain correspondence, perhaps the most notable found in the file on the American Abstract Artists Group which includes letters from Josef Albers, Eleanor de Laittre, Sidney Geist, Balcomb Greene, Hananiah Harari, and Harry Holtzman.<br /> Well over one-half of the collection consists of files for Landgren's ongoing research projects on numerous artists and photographers, Latin American art, as well as his bibliographic reference projects. The bulk of the files cover his research, writing, and curatorial work on Robert Loftin Newman. Files are also found for Berenice Abbott, Milton Avery, George Constant, George Collins Cox, Aline Fruhauf, Eugene Higgins, William Morris Hunt, John Kane, Charles Logasa, Elliot Orr, and Albert Pinkham Ryder, among many others.<br /> Personal business records include personal and general expense documentation and scattered exhibition price lists. Printed materials include clippings, exhibition catalogs, and miscellaneous published articles and essays. There are two scrapbooks of clippings.<br /> There are photographs, slides, and negatives of images of Landgren, other artists and notable figures in the art world, and of artwork. Of note is a portrait photograph of Juliana Force by Cecil Beaton, one photograph by Berenice Abbott, "Barclay Street Ferry", and 14 taken by George C. Cox of Rudyard Kipling, Clyde Fitch, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Madame Fanny Janauschek, Donald G. Mitchell, and others.<br /> The papers also include scattered artwork, including holiday cards illustrated by artists, and sketches and drawings by other artists.
Citation:
Marchal Landgren Papers, 1881-circa 1982, bulk bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Use Note:
The Marchal Landgren 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.
Biography Note:
Marchal E. Landgren (1907-1983) was an art historian, librarian, educator, author, and art consultant, active in New York and Washington, D. C.
Language Note:
Collection is in English.
Provenance:
The Marchal Landgren papers were donated by Landgren in 1974, and by the Landgren estate via David Huddle in 1983.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art historians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7084
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209217
AAA_collcode_landmarc
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209217