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Tremaine, Emily Hall, 1908-1987  Search this
Von Romberg, Maximillian (Baron)  Search this
Johnson, Philip  Search this
Mondrian, Piet  Search this
Wadsworth Atheneum  Search this
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
8.9 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as eight series. Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1910-1980 (7 folders; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1905-1985 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Art Collection Files, circa 1950-1985 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1, 9) Series 4: Artist Files, 1936-2004 (4.6 linear feet; Boxes 2-6, 9) Series 5: Exhibition Loan Files, 1960-2001 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 6-7) Series 6: Reproduction Request Files, circa 1964-1989 (0.6 linear feet; Box 8) Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1931-1937 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 9-10) Series 8: Photographic Materials, circa 1890-1997 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 8, 10-11)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
The papers of art collector Emily Hall Tremaine measure 8.9 linear feet, date from circa 1890 to 2004, and document the development of Tremaine's seminal collection of modernist, pop, and contemporary art. The papers comprise biographical material including a sound recording, personal correspondence, art collection files, artist files, exhibition loan files including a video recording, and reproduction request files. Also found are two scrapbooks documenting Tremaine's first marriage to Baron Maximilian von Romberg; and photographs of Tremaine, her family and friends, and works of art from her collection.
Emily Hall Tremaine papers, circa 1890-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection has been digitized and is available on the Archives of American Art website. Items not digitized include duplicate photographic material, blank versos of photographs, and other blank pages. Some of the items in the scrapbooks were not digitized due to fragility. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had only their covers, title pages, and relevant pages digitized.
The sound recording in this collection was digitized for research access and is available at Archives of American Art offices.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the The Brent R. Harris Charitable Fund. Funding for the digitization of the papers was provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Researchers are invited and encouraged to inform the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation of publication efforts at
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Emily Hall Tremaine conducted by Paul Cummings, January 24, 1973.
Biography Note:
Art collector Emily Hall Tremaine (1908-1987) lived in New York City and Madison, Connecticut, and was known for having assembled one of the most noteworthy collections of post World War II art focused on modernist, pop, and contemporary artists.
Language Note:
English .
The papers were donated in 2005 by Tremaine's step-grandson, Burton G. Tremaine III.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Emily Hall Tremaine in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2019, and total 13,577 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art