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William Mathewson Milliken papers, 1923-1970

Catalog Data

Creator:
Milliken, William Mathewson, 1889-1978  Search this
Subject:
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Carter, Clarence Holbrook  Search this
Dronig, Wolfgang  Search this
Fredericks, Marshall M.  Search this
Keller, Henry G.  Search this
Martin, Kurt  Search this
Parsons, Harold Woodbury  Search this
Travis, Paul Bough  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Ohio)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4.6 Linear feet, (on 10 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Correspondence; biographical data; photographs; artists files; writings; financial material; a travel diary; and miscellany.
REEL 600: Correspondence, December 1933-August 1935, comprising 88 letters between Milliken, head of the Cleveland section of the PWAP, and applying artists, the Treasury Department, and other officials of the program. In addition there are progress reports on artists' work done in the Cleveland section of PWAP, December 1933-May 1934, extensive lists of artists' projects giving city, building, and description of work, and miscellaneous papers.
REEL 684: Typescript of an unpublished book "Stories Behind the Museum Collection," a 254 page history of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, written by Milliken. The history begins with the museum's inception in 1913. The date of the writing is ca. 1970.
REEL 1096: Copy of William Milliken's autobiography, 530 p.
REELS 1273-1279: Correspondence; biographical data; photographs; poems; lectures; addresses; radio talks; receipts and invoices for art objects given to the Cleveland Museum of Art; a travel diary, 1954-1955; and miscellany. There are files on Bernhard Berenson, Clarence Carter, Marshall Fredericks, Henry Keller, Wolfgang Dronig, Kurt Martin, Harold Parsons, Paul Travis, and others.
Citation:
William Mathewson Milliken papers, 1923-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reels 600, 684, 1096 & 1273-1279 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reel 600: Positive photostat copies.
Location of Originals:
Reel 684: Originals returned to William M. Milliken after microfilming.
Reel 600: Originals in the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Biography Note:
Museum director; Cleveland, Ohio; d. 1978. Milliken was the curator of the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1919-1958, and director of the museum from 1930-1958.
Language Note:
English .
Provenance:
Photostats on reel 600 donated by Cleveland Museum of Art; material on reel 684 lent for microfilming 1973 by William M. Milliken; material on reels 1096 and 1273-1279 donated 1974-1977 by William M. Milliken.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9051
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211242
AAA_collcode_millwilm
Theme:
Diaries
New Deal
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211242