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Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Fuchs, Emil  Search this
James McNeill Whistler  Search this
Fox, William Henry  Search this
Albee, Grace  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Alps, Glen  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Ballinger, Maxil  Search this
Baskin, Leonard  Search this
Beny, Roloff  Search this
Boyd, Fiske  Search this
Broner, Robert  Search this
Casarella, Edmond  Search this
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
Citron, Minna Wright  Search this
Conover, Robert F. (Robert Fremont)  Search this
Day, Worden  Search this
Deshaies, Arthur  Search this
Drewes, Werner  Search this
Frasconi, Antonio  Search this
Goldin, Leon  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Heller, Helen West  Search this
Hart, George Overbury  Search this
Hoff, Margo  Search this
Jones, John Paul  Search this
Kohn, Misch  Search this
Lachaise, Isabelle Nagle  Search this
Lang, David  Search this
Martinelli, Ezio  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Pierce, Danny  Search this
Pozzatti, Rudy  Search this
Sager, Peter  Search this
Schanker, Louis  Search this
Schrag, Karl  Search this
Suba, Susanne  Search this
Sykes, Maltby  Search this
Takal, Peter  Search this
Von Wicht, John  Search this
Wald, Sylvia  Search this
Warsager, Hyman J.  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Yoshida, Tōshi  Search this
Zoellner, Richard  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
25 Items, reels of microfilm
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Included are extensive memoirs of William Henry Fox director of the museum for over 25 years; scattered records of the Brooklyn Institute, 1823-1873; catalogs for Brooklyn Museum exhibits (4 1/2 reels) and for exhibits held in various galleries and museums, primarily in N.Y. (14 reels); brief records of the Dept. of Painting and Sculpture primarily relating to Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington; records of the Dept. of Prints and Drawings, mainly regarding exhibitions, including correspondence, much of it with curator Una Johnson, correspondence with art dealers, files on artists, and statistics on exhibitions, 1936-1939; and records of the Registrar's office, 1933-1936, regarding the museum's involvement in the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration, mainly the Graphic Arts Division.<br /> Dept. of Prints & Drawings artists files relate to: Grace Albee, Josef Albers, Glen Alps, Maxil Ballinger, Leonard Baskin, Wilfred Roloff Beny, Fiske Boyd, Robert Broner, Edmond Casarella, Minna Citron, Robert Conover, Worden Day, Arthur Deshaies, Werner Drewes, Antonio Frasconi, Leon Goldin, William Gropper, Stanley William Hayter, Helen West Heller, Margo Hoff, John Paul Jones, Misch Kohn, David Lang, Ezio Martinelli, Seong Moy, Danny Pierce, Rudolph Pozzatti, Peter Sager, Louis Schanker, Karl Schrag, Susanne Suba, Maltby Sykes, Peter Takal, John Von Wicht, Sylvia Wald, Hyman Warsager, Max Weber, Toshi Yoshida, Richard Zoellner, and others.<br /> Other correspondents of note (reels BR21-22) include John Taylor Arms, Mary Cassatt (1 letter, 1903), George Overbury "Pop" Hart, Mrs. Gaston Lachaise, Joseph Pennell (re Whistler), and a group from art dealers.<br /> Also included are papers of and related to Austrian artist Emil Fuchs, including letters regarding commissions, a list of books and prints, and miscellany.
Brooklyn Museum records, 1823-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reels BR1- BR25 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in Brooklyn Museum.
Biography Note:
The Brooklyn Museum had its roots in the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, founded 1823. The Museum was formed in 1889.
Lent for microfilming 1964-1965 by Brooklyn Museum.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art