The collection is arranged as 9 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1905-1995 (Box 1; 10 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1902-2007 (Box 1-5; 4.2 linear feet) Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1919-2003 (Box 5-6; 0.7 linear feet) Series 4: Gallery Files, 1926-2005 (Box 6-7; 0.9 linear feet) Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1906-2006 (Box 7; 0.8 linear feet) Series 6: Writings, circa 1910s-1999 (Box 7-8; 0.6 linear feet) Series 7: Printed Material, 1909-2008 (Box 8-10, 12; 2.6 linear feet) Series 8: Photographs, 1930s-circa 2000 (Box 10-11; 1.1 linear feet) Series 9: Audiovisual Material, 1954-2000 (Box 11, FC 13-17; 0.7 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of New York painter and sculptor Max Weber measure 11.8 linear feet and date from 1902-2008. The collection documents Weber's career as an artist through scattered biographical material; correspondence with artists, curators, universities, arts organizations, and others; exhibition and gallery files; personal business records; writings by Weber and others; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material; photographs of Weber, exhibitions, and works of art; audio recordings and motion picture films. Also included are records maintained by Joy Weber on the exhibition and sale of Weber's work after his death.
Max Weber papers, 1902-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels NY59-6 to NY59-10, N69-82 to N69-88 and N69-112 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
The Max Weber 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.
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an Allen L. Wetmore letter from Max Weber, April 15, 1946. Material lent for microfilming in 1959 and 1969 which was not included in the 2011 donation is available on microfilm reels NY59-6 to NY59-10, N69-82 to N69-88, and N69-112.
Max Weber (1881-1961) was a painter and sculptor in New York City.
Material was lent for microfilming in 1959 by Max Weber and in 1969 by Mrs. Max Weber and daughter, Joy Weber. The bulk of the microfilmed material and additional papers were donated in 2011 by Joy Weber.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001