Series 2: Correspondence, Series 4: Artist Files, Series 5: Subject Files, and Series 7: Artwork are arranged alphabetically. Other series, organized by record type, are arranged chronologically within each category, as noted in the series descriptions/container listing below. The collection is arranged into 7 series: Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1888-1952 (Box 1; 6 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1901-1952 (Boxes 1-2; 2 linear ft.) Series 3: Writings, 1929-1951 (Boxes 3-4; 2 linear ft.) Series 4: Artist Files, 1919-1952 (Boxes 5-24; 20 linear ft.) Series 5: Subject Files, 1909-1952 (Boxes 25-27, 37; 2.3 linear ft.) Series 6: Printed Material, 1909-1959 (Boxes 27-34, 36-37; 7.7 linear ft.) Series 7: Artwork, 1916-1948 (Boxes 35, 38, OV 39; 0.6 linear ft.)
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The C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers measure 34.6 linear feet and are dated circa 1888-1959. Biographical materials, correspondence, writings, subject and artist files, printed material, photographs, and artwork document the career of the influential Chicago art critic and writer. The records contain extensive information about art and artists in Chicago and the Midwest from the early to mid-twentieth century.
C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers, circa 1888-1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Known for his support of modernism, C. J. Bulliet spent the majority of his long newspaper career in Chicago. Born Clarence Joseph Bulleit in Corydon, Indiana, he studied English, astronomy, and mathematics at Indiana University. After graduating in 1905, he became a member of the Indiana University Total Eclipse Expedition to Spain in its search for a planet within Mercury's orbit. During World War I the spelling to Bulliet was changed to avoid any connection with Germany.
The collection is in English.
The papers were donated to the Archives in 1984 by C. J. Bulliet's son, Lender J. Bulliet. Additional records were given by Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois, in 1987.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001