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Creator:
Birnbaum, Martin, 1878-1970  Search this
Subject:
Sterner, Albert  Search this
Werntz, Carl N. (Carl Newland)  Search this
Sprinchorn, Carl  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Winthrop, Grenville Lindall  Search this
Wilson, Stanley  Search this
Dillingham, Louise  Search this
Cœdès, George  Search this
Choate, Mabel  Search this
Clark, Stephen C. (Stephen Carlton)  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino  Search this
Chanler, Robert Winthrop  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Beardsley, Aubrey  Search this
Stein, Leo  Search this
Sinclair, Upton  Search this
John, Augustus  Search this
Haseltine, Herbert  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou  Search this
Nadelman, Elie  Search this
Dulac, Edmund  Search this
Kester, Lenard  Search this
Manship, Paul  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina  Search this
Rothenstein, William, Sir  Search this
Scott, Stevenson  Search this
Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta  Search this
McIlhenny, Henry P.  Search this
Parmelee, James  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Ricketts, Charles S.  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Potterton, Alfred B.  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield  Search this
Jacobs, Leonebel  Search this
Douglas, Norman  Search this
Scudder, Janet  Search this
Fernández, Luis  Search this
Rock, Joseph Francis Charles  Search this
Hoowij, Jan  Search this
Davis, Reginald  Search this
Davis, Edmund  Search this
Despiau, Charles  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Scott & Fowles (Firm)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Etchings
Photographs
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3.2 Linear feet
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged as 8 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1890-1950s (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OVs 4-5) Series 2: Correspondence, 1862-1967 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2) Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1890-circa 1960 (0.45 linear feet; Box 2) Series 4: Business Records, 1918-1967 (0.15 linear feet; Box 2) Series 5: Printed Material, 1895-circa 1960 (0.15 linear feet; Box 3) Series 6: Scrapbook, 1960-1961 (1 folder; Box 3) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1890-circa 1960 (0.15 linear feet; Box 3) Series 8: Photographs, circa 1900-circa 1960s (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)
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.
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Summary:
The papers of New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birnbaum measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1862-1967, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920-1967. The papers document Birnbaum's association with the firm of Scott & Fowles, the lives and activities of his friends and colleagues, and his literary work, through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, a scrapbook, scattered artwork, and photographs of Birnbaum, friends and colleagues, and artwork.
Citation:
Martin Birnbaum papers, 1862-1967, bulk 1920-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection and material lent for microfilming are available on 35mm microfilm reels N698, N698A, N698B, 108, and 1023-1027 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Use Note:
The Martin Birnbaum 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.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels N698, N698A-N698B) including correspondence, bookplates, sketches, newspaper clippings, and a list of books containing ornamental drawings and illustrations. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Biography Note:
New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birmbaum (1878-1970) was the manager of the American branch of the Berlin Photographic Company in New York City from 19101916, and a longtime partner in the art firm Scott & Fowles. He spent the later part of his career building the Grenville Lindall Winthrop Collection, now at the Fogg Museum.
Language Note:
Collection is in English.
Provenance:
Material on reels N698, N698A-N698B were lent for microfilming by Martin Birnbaum in 1967. The rest of the collection was donated in an anonymous gift in 1970 and by Martin Birnbaum's great-nephew, Jerome Ziegler, in 1975.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8888
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211073
AAA_collcode_birnmart
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Audio - Visual
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211073