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World's Columbian Exposition participant list

Creator:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Subject:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Place:
Chicago, Ill.
Date:
ca. 1893
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9968
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Photograph of Charles M. Kurtz and Halsey C. Ives

Subject:
Ives, Halsey C. (Halsey Cooley)  Search this
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1893
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10179
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Julia Stephenson to Charles M. (Charles McMeen) Kurtz

Creator:
Stephenson, Julia, 1861-1931  Search this
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1883 Dec. 9
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1885
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Julia Stephenson to Charles M. Kurtz

Creator:
Stephenson, Julia, 1861-1931  Search this
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1884 Dec.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1886
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Charles M. Kurtz to Julia Stephenson

Creator:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Stephenson, Julia, 1861-1931  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1884 Dec. 17
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1887
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Halsey C. Ives to Charles M. Kurtz

Creator:
Ives, Halsey C. (Halsey Cooley), 1847-1911  Search this
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1889 June 7
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1888
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Charles Ward Rhodes to Charles M. Kurtz

Creator:
Rhodes, Charles Ward  Search this
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1893 Oct. 5
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1889
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World's Columbian Exposition participant list

Creator:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Subject:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Place:
Chicago, Ill.
Date:
circa 1893
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22324
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The Star, Columns by Charles M. Kurtz

Creator:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
1889 Feb. 24-Aug. 25
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5252
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T. Addison (Thomas Addison) Richards to Charles M. (Charles McMeen) Kurtz

Creator:
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1885 Dec. 22
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5255
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List of books

Creator:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
between 1884 and 1890
Topic:
Books and reading  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9966
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World's Columbian Exposition participant list

Creator:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Subject:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Place:
Chicago, Ill.
Date:
ca. 1893
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9967
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Charles M. Kurtz papers, 1843-1990, bulk 1884-1909

Creator:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Subject:
Abbey, Edwin Austin  Search this
Avery, Samuel Putnam  Search this
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di  Search this
Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict)  Search this
Hallowell, Sara  Search this
Hambidge, Jay  Search this
Hasbrouck, Du Bois Fenelon  Search this
Irwin, Benoni  Search this
Ives, Halsey Cooley  Search this
Kurtz, Davis Brook Kurtz  Search this
Kurtz, Julia Stephenson  Search this
Wickenden, Robert J.  Search this
Thum, Patty P.  Search this
Wanamaker, John  Search this
Rhodes, Charles Ward  Search this
Richardson, Mary Curtis  Search this
Sedelmeyer, Charles  Search this
Pluschow, Guglielmo  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Starkweather family  Search this
Southern Exposition  Search this
Saint Louis Exposition and Music Hall Association  Search this
Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
American Art Association  Search this
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition  Search this
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Type:
Menus
Photographs
Lithographs
Etchings
Address books
Engravings
Visiting cards
Diaries
Photogravures
Tempera paintings
Oil paintings
Sketches
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Editors -- United States  Search this
Glasgow school of painting  Search this
Exhibitions -- United States  Search this
Art, Scottish  Search this
Art -- Private collections  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art museums -- Buffalo (N.Y.)  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art critics -- United States  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- Buffalo  Search this
Arts administrators -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9530
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211729
AAA_collcode_kurtchar
Theme:
Diaries
The Art Market
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Archives of American Art
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National Academy of Design letterbook, 1891-1916

Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen)  Search this
Watrous, Harry W. (Harry Willson)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6633
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215945
AAA_collcode_natiacal
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Charles M. Kurtz papers

Creator:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Names:
Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
American Art Association  Search this
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy  Search this
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Saint Louis Exposition and Music Hall Association (1883-1902 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Southern Exposition (1885 : Louisville, Ky.)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Starkweather family  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911  Search this
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di, 1832-1904  Search this
Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931  Search this
Hallowell, Sara  Search this
Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924  Search this
Hasbrouck, Du Bois Fenelon, b.1860  Search this
Irwin, Benoni, 1840-1896  Search this
Ives, Halsey Cooley, 1847-1911  Search this
Kurtz, Davis Brook Kurtz, 1826-1906  Search this
Kurtz, Julia Stephenson  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Rhodes, Charles Ward, d. 1905  Search this
Richardson, Mary Curtis, 1848-1931  Search this
Sedelmeyer, Charles  Search this
Thum, Patty P., 1853-1926  Search this
Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922  Search this
Wickenden, Robert J.  Search this
Photographer:
Pluschow, Guglielmo  Search this
Extent:
27.74 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Menus
Photographs
Lithographs
Etchings
Address books
Engravings
Visiting cards
Diaries
Photogravures
Tempera paintings
Oil paintings
Sketches
Date:
1843-1990
bulk 1884-1909
Summary:
The papers of arts administrator, museum director, collector, dealer, and editor Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909), measure 27.74 linear feet and date from 1843-1990 (bulk dates 1884-1909). The bulk of the collection consists of detailed chronological correspondence between Kurtz and his wife and family, friends, colleagues, and business associates that documents many notable exhibitions, galleries, museums, private collections, as well as cities, people, and events of the period. Also found in the collection are Kurtz's diaries, scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The Charles M. Kurtz papers measure 27.74 linear feet and date from 1843 to 1990 with the bulk of the material dating from 1884 to 1909. The bulk of the collection consists of chronological correspondence between Kurtz and his family, most notably his wife, friends, colleagues, and business associates. Kurtz's letters are amazingly detailed and document many notable exhibitions, galleries, museums, private collections, as well as cities, people, and events of the period. The letters between Kurtz and his wife are most interesting for their descriptive commentary on late 19th century life and offer a complete picture of Kurtz's activities. Many of Kurtz's letters to Halsey C. Ives can be found in the Halsey C. Ives Papers. Some of the letters in the collection are illustrated. Also found in the collection are Kurtz's diaries, scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into twelve series.

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1885-1931, undated

Series 2: Correspondence, 1843-1940, undated

Series 3: Circulars/Requests for Submissions of Works of Art, 1886-1905

Series 4: Legal Records, 1881-1928

Series 5: Financial Records, 1870-1989, undated

Series 6: Diaries, 1894-1901

Series 7: Notes and Writings, 1872-1980, undated

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1878-1909

Series 9: Printed Material, 1873-1990, undated

Series 10: Photographs, 1898-1990

Series 11: Photographs of Works of Art, undated

Series 12: Miscellany, undated
Biographical Note:
Charles M. Kurtz's name is known to many scholars and students of American art history. To some he is important for his critical writings, others are interested in his management of exhibitions for the Art Union and the American Art Association. Many are aware of him because of his publication of National Academy Notes, which continued for nine years. Still others are familiar with Kurtz in his role as an art administrator for late 19th century art exhibitions like those at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the St. Louis Fair, or for his accomplishments as the first director of the Albright Gallery in Buffalo, New York. Sometimes researchers have become familiar with his name through the sale catalogue for his considerable collection, which was sold at auction after his death in 1909. His career, which encompassed the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth century, touched on virtually every aspect of art in America during that period.

Born in 1853 to Davis Brook Kurtz (1826-1906), an attorney, and Julia Wilder, Charles Kurtz enjoyed a genteel upbringing. The Kurtz family originated in Darmstadt, Germany, and migrated to America in the eighteenth century. D.B. Kurtz, a leading member of the Lawrence County bar, was also a vice-president of the National Bank of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. As a local representative of many important railroad and business interests, he accumulated assets estimated at one million dollars by the time of his death, just three years before that of his son, Charles, the eldest of his five children. Unlike his brothers Louis, who also became an attorney, and Edward, a professor at Columbia University, Charles eschewed a professional career to enter the art world, as did his sisters Emily, an artist, and Catherine, a musician.

After his graduation from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, Kurtz visited the Centennial Exposition, held in 1876 in Philadelphia, before coming to New York to study art at the National Academy of Design. These two activities foreshadowed the direction that his career would eventually take. As the chronology indicates, his early efforts revolve around writing for a variety of publications, most notably, his own National Academy Notes. In 1881 he took what was to be the first of many trips abroad to survey the art scene in Europe. Later in his career, his fascination with foreign art and his own entrepeneurial interests led him to become an outspoken opponent of tariffs on imported art.

Kurtz's personal life changed significantly in 1884 when he met Julia Stephenson, a physician's daughter and fledging art student from Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Throughout their courtship and after their marriage the couple was frequently separated. Consequently, they wrote lengthy letters which document not only their personal relationship but also Kurtz's aspirations and activities in the art world.

With his appointment as one of Halsey C. Ives's (1847-1911) chief assistants of the Fine Arts Department of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1891, Charles Kurtz's career achieved international stature. Among the most notable European artists he introduced into this country through circulating exhibitions were the Glasgow School, the Danish School, the Hungarian artist, Mihaly Munkacsy, and the subject of his final exhibition, the Spanish artist, Sorolla.

Throughout his life, Kurtz was plagued by health problems and, in 1899, illness forced him to resign as Assistant Director of Fine Arts for the United States for the Paris Exposition of 1900. Throughout the following decade, his work was increasingly interrupted by ill health. His death in 1909 at the age of 54, while sudden, was not entirely unexpected. However it most certainly cut short a cosmopolitan career that encompassed virtually every aspect of the art world and the pertinent issues of the day.

Kurtz is remembered for his editorial work with the National Academy of Design; as Art Director for the Southern Exposition, 1883-1886, and the St. Louis Exposition, 1894-1899 (where he introduced the Glasgow School of Painting); and as Assistant Chief/Director for the World's Columbian Exposition, the 1900 Paris Exposition, and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. He was also director of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy.

1855 -- Charles McMeen Kurtz born

1876 -- receives B.S. degree from Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania

1876-78 -- studies at the National Academy of Design, N.Y. with Lemuel Wilmarth and William Morgan; writes a column, "New York Letters," for The Courant published in New Castle, Pennsylvania

1878 -- edits a small daily paper published during a "National Camp Meeting for the promotion of Holiness" held that summer in New Castle, Pa.; its critical stance resulted in his public denouncement and earned him a reputation as a journalist in western Pennsylvania; receives M.A. from Washington and Jefferson College

1878-79 -- becomes the local editor of The Guardian of New Castle

1879 -- publishes The Daily Reporter, a financial success

1881 -- publishes the first issue of National Academy Notes; travels in Europe, spending time in England, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France (Paris)

1881-82 -- prepares Illustrated Notes for Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition

1882 -- writes "Art Notes" in The New York Tribune and resigns Dec. 23rd

1882-83 -- accepts position to write for Music and Drama, a new daily paper

1883 -- becomes the general manager of the American Art Union; exhibits a large collection of Art Union paintings in Buffalo, N.Y. and Louisville, Ky., where they became part of the Southern Exposition's first great art display

1883-86 -- accepts offer to become Director of the Art Department, Southern Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky

1884 -- edits Art Union magazine until December; applies for position to head the Art Department of the New Orleans World's Fair in September

1884-86 -- accepts a position offered by the American Art Association; terminates uncongenial relationship in March, 1886

1885 -- writes catalogues for the sale of the George Seney Collection and for the Watts exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; October 1, marries Julia Stephenson (1861-1931), daughter of Dr. A. T. Stephenson of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; they had two daughters who survived them: Julia Wilder Kurtz (1889-1977), and Isabella Starkweather Kurtz (1901-1991); another daughter, Elizabeth Stephenson Kurtz (1886-1897), predeceased them

1886 -- terminates employment with the Art Association; daughter, Elizabeth Stephenson Kurtz, born

1886-87 -- manages the circulation of Mihaly Munkacsy's Christ Before Pilot for Charles Sedelmeyer to American venues: New York, Boston, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Nashville, Phildelphia, Indianapolis; tour generates $90,000 in ticket receipts

1889-91 -- February 24, appointed art critic ("Art Notes") and book reviewer for New York Daily Star; later literary and art editor of the Sunday Star

1890 -- writes for the Sunday edition The Press, a New York paper

1891 -- writes for The World; art editor for The New York Recorder; contributes to the New York Truth

1891-93 -- contributes to Chicago Evening Post ; writes artist biographies for The Chicago Graphic, a regional magazine; appointed Assistant Chief of the Department of Fine Arts of the World's Columbian Exposition

1894 -- contributes column, "Art at the Exposition" to St. Louis Life

1895 -- tours Denmark, Scotland, and France during the summer on behalf of the St. Louis Exposition

1894-99 -- appointed Director of the Art Department of the St. Louis Annual Exposition

1896 -- elected member of The Japan Society, London

1897 -- daughter, Elizabeth (Daisy), dies

1898 -- receives a diploma and medal "in recognition of valuable services in connection with the Fine Arts Exhibit" from the directors of the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition, Omaha

1899 -- appointed Assistant Director of Fine Arts for the United States Commission to the Paris Exposition of 1900; resigned in July due to ill health

1901-04 -- appointed Assistant Chief of the Department of Art of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, August

1901 -- daughter, Isabella Starkweather Kurtz, born

1902 -- receives honorary Ph.D from Washington and Jefferson College "in recognition of distinguished ability and services as an art critic and writer"

1905 -- receives the cross of the Order of Merit from Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria; appointed Director, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, in January; exhibits Glasgow paintings at Albright Art Gallery from November until the following April

1906 -- writes Academy Notes, a bulletin pubished by the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and the Albright Art Gallery; father, D.B. Kurtz, dies in Newcastle, Pennsylvania

1907 -- accused of importing German pictures free of duty for exhibition purposes and then selling some for profit

1908 -- Honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree conferred by Washington and Jefferson College

1909 -- Charles M. Kurtz dies in Buffalo, New York on March 21

1910 -- Sale of the private collection of Charles M. Kurtz at auction, Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, February 24-25

1931 -- Widow, Julia Stephenson Kurtz dies October 30

1977 -- Daughter, Julia Wilder Kurtz, dies

1991 -- Daughter, Isabel Starkweather Kurtz, dies in Buffalo, N.Y.; remaining Charles M. Kurtz Papers bequeathed to the Archives of American Art and the National Academy of Design, New York
Related Material:
The St. Louis Exposition/Halsey C. Ives papers in the Archives of American Art contain material relating to Charles M. Kurtz.

Additional Charles Kurtz papers, 1870-1910, including 340 letters which discuss exhibitions, sales of art, patronage, atelier visits, and submissions to publications, and letters to his parents in which he discsses the art market and art world new; as well as manuscripts, notebooks, a diary, and printed ephemera relating to exhibitions and publications, are available at the Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Los Angeles, California.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 4912) including Charles Kurtz's Glasgow painting diary. The loaned diary was returned to the lender and can now be found at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut. This material is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
For many years, the Kurtz Papers were thought to have been destroyed in a fire. Isabel Kurtz, a school teacher who lived with her older sister in Buffalo, New York, was vague when initially approached about her father's papers by Archives Regional Director, Robert Brown in the mid-1980s. However upon her death in 1991, her will revealed that the papers were indeed in her house in Buffalo and the bulk of them were bequeathed to the Archives of American Art. Paintings and a diary relating to the Glasgow School were given to the Yale Center for British Art. That diary has subsequently been duplicated on microfilm and is now also available in the Archives. Scorch marks on some of the papers and also on the paintings given to Yale suggest that there was indeed a fire. The material that was not bequeathed to the Archives included duplicates of printed documents along with books from the Kurtz library and a coin collection, all of which were dispersed in an estate auction that was held in Buffalo in 1991.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
With the exception of material filmed on Reel 4912 the Charles M. Kurtz 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. Permission from Yale University is required to quote, publish or reproduce from papers filmed on Reel 4912.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Editors -- United States  Search this
Glasgow school of painting  Search this
Exhibitions -- United States  Search this
Art, Scottish  Search this
Art -- Private collections  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art museums -- Buffalo (N.Y.)  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art critics -- United States  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- Buffalo  Search this
Arts administrators -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Menus
Photographs
Lithographs
Etchings
Address books
Engravings
Visiting cards
Diaries
Photogravures
Tempera paintings
Oil paintings
Sketches
Citation:
Charles M. Kurtz papers, 1843-1990 (bulk 1884-1909). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kurtchar
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National Academy of Design letterbook

Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Watrous, Harry W. (Harry Willson), 1857-1940  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume ((74 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1891-1916
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook/letterbook containing 74 letters from artists, written mostly to Academy president Harry Watrous, with several to Charles M. Kurtz regarding paintings and sculpture lent for exhibitions, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 (the St. Louis World's Fair), and other matters.
Correspondents include: Edwin Austin Abbey, John White Alexander, Otto Bacher, Edward Bell, Albert Bierstadt, Ralph Blakelock, Edwin Blashfield, Gutzon Borglum, Frederick A. Bridgman, John George Brown, Howard Russell Butler, William A. Coffin, Timothy Cole, Colin C. Cooper, Kenyon Cox, Charles Curran , Frederick Dielman, Paul Dougherty, Lucia Fairchild Fuller, Charles Gibson, Alex Harrison, Robert Henri, Daniel Huntington, John Johansen, Francis C. Jones, Wm. Kline, John La Farge, W. L. Lathrop, Jonas Lie, Will Low, Frank Millet, Thomas Moran, H. Siddons Mowbray, John Francis Murphy, James Craig Nicoll, R. A. Niehaus, Charles Niehaus, Maxfield Parrish, Joseph Pennell, Alexander Phimister Proctor, Alexander Robinson, William S. Robinson, William Allen Rogers, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Victor Salvatore, W. Elmer Schofield, Susan Watkins Serpell, Walter Shirlaw, George Smillie, James D. Smillie, Harry Snell, Edward Steichen, George Story, Henry O. Tanner, R. Van Boskerck, Elihu Vedder, Robert Vonnoh, Hubert Vos, William Whittemore, Irving Ramsey Wiles, Henry Wolf, Thomas W. Wood, and Theodore Wores.
Arrangement:
Microfilmed in original collation order; not alphabetical or chronological.
Biographical / Historical:
Art society; New York, N.Y. Harry Watrous was elected president of the National Academy of Design in 1894. He served as Chairman, Executive Committee on Art for the State of New York for the International Exposition of 1904 (Louisiana Purchase Exposition). Charles M. Kurtz was editor of NAD's Academy Notes, and was Asst. Chief, Dept. of Fine Arts, for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1982 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, which had received it from Watrous. Watrous participated in the Corcoran's Biennials and donated two paintings.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.natiacal
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Department of Art records, 1896-1908

Creator:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition.  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) Dept. of Art  Search this
Subject:
Whiting, Frederic Allen  Search this
Ives, Halsey Cooley  Search this
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8853
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211038
AAA_collcode_louipurc
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Department of Art records

Creator:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) Dept. of Art  Search this
Names:
Ives, Halsey Cooley, 1847-1911  Search this
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Whiting, Frederic Allen, 1873-1959  Search this
Extent:
9 Linear feet ((on 20 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1896-1908
Scope and Contents:
Biographical sketch on Halsey Ives, Chief of the Department; Halsey Ives' files, including general correspondence, correspondence and material relating to the Art building, confidential letters, letters with artists' biographies for the Handbook for the Exposition, shipping department correspondence, and personal correspondence. Also included are Charles M. Kurtz's files of correspondence; Frederic Allen Whiting correspondence; Jury of Awards correspondence and lists; applications from artists to International, National, and Local Advisory Committees; monthly reports; clippings; printed material; and miscellaneous invitations.
Biographical / Historical:
The art department of the Lousiana Exposition was responsible for the art exhibition for the St. Louis World's Fair, 1904. Halsey C. Ives was the chief of the department, Charles M. Kurtz was the chief assistant, and Frederic Allen Whiting was the superintendent of Applied Arts.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1975 by the St. Louis Museum of Art.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Museum directors  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- Exhibitions  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.louipurc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-louipurc

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Container:
Reel 4805, Frame 16-87
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 16-20, 1884 (sic) [May 16-31, 1884]
Scope and Contents note:
(A.T.Bricher, Jervis McEntee, Arthur Parton)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
With the exception of material filmed on Reel 4912 the Charles M. Kurtz 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. Permission from Yale University is required to quote, publish or reproduce from papers filmed on Reel 4912.
Collection Citation:
Charles M. Kurtz papers, 1843-1990 (bulk 1884-1909). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Charles M. Kurtz papers
Charles M. Kurtz papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kurtchar-ref100

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Container:
Reel 4815, Frame 1-29
Box 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 1-10, 1896
Scope and Contents note:
(Colin C. Cooper, Charles M. Kurtz, John W. Beatty, Emery H. Barton, Sarah B. Menefee, Stephenson family)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
With the exception of material filmed on Reel 4912 the Charles M. Kurtz 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. Permission from Yale University is required to quote, publish or reproduce from papers filmed on Reel 4912.
Collection Citation:
Charles M. Kurtz papers, 1843-1990 (bulk 1884-1909). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Charles M. Kurtz papers
Charles M. Kurtz papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kurtchar-ref1000

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