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Detroit Institute of Arts records, 1882-1979

Catalog Data

Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.)  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Zimmerman, F. Ernst  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
Zimmerman Gallery (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
United States. Federal Works Agency  Search this
Detroit Museum of Art  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
0.3 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 21 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.
Correspondence, annual reports and bulletins, scrapbooks, photographs, catalogs, clippings and a telegram.
REELS D1-D3: Annual reports, 1890-1919, and bulletins, 1891-1952.
REELS D10A-D20: Scrapbooks, 1882-1957.
REEL 911: Correspondence of William Valentiner concerning C.S. Price murals. Correspondents include George H. Field, Assistant to the Administrator, Federal Works Agency, Holger Cahill, Gladys M. Everett, Field Representative, and Robert Tyler Davis of the Portland Art Museum. Valentiner writes in an attempt to transfer two of Price's WPA murals promised to the Portland Art Museum, where they had been allocated by the Federal Works Agency, to the DIA. His bid is unsuccessful, as Davis won't release them.
REELS 1892-1897: 21 scrapbooks containing clippings, press releases, and other printed material.
REEL 3482: A letter to M.D. Ferry, Jr., December 21, 1932 and to Clyde Burroughs, January 21, 1933, from F. Ernst Zimmerman of Zimmerman Gallery, Boston, offering several Winslow Homer paintings for sale.
REEL 3894: A telegram regarding a New York Statue Commission.
UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of installations and one of Mrs. Edsel Ford (Eleanor Ford); clippings, a furniture catalog and an exhibition catalog for "For Modern Living," 1949, at the D.I.A.
Detroit Institute of Arts records, 1882-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reels 1892-1897, D15-D20, D1-D3, D10A-D14, 3482, 911 and 3894 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Art museum; Detroit, Michigan. Incorporated 1885 as Detroit Museum of Art and name changed to Detroit Institute of Arts in 1919.
Language Note:
English .
Material on reels D1-D3, D10A-D20 and 1892-1897 lent for microfilming 1953-1979 by Detroit Institute of Arts. Material on reels 911, 3482, 3894 and unmicrofilmed donated 1959-1972 by the DIA.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
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Record number:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art