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William Germain Dooley papers

Topic:
Christian Science monitor
Creator:
Dooley, William Germain, 1904-1975  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Names:
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Green, Charles W.  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Keyes, Homer Eaton, 1875-1938  Search this
Kieran, John, 1892-  Search this
Lee, Ruth Webb, 1894-  Search this
Phillips, James Duncan, b. 1876  Search this
Roosevelt, James, 1907-  Search this
Taylor, Francis Henry, 1903-1957  Search this
Washburn, Bradford, 1910-  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1973
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; correspondence with friends and colleagues, including Charles W. Green, Marsden Hartley, Homer Eaton Keyes, John Kieran, Ruth Webb Lee, James Roosevelt, Francis Henry Taylor, Bradford Washburn and others; subject files, including one on Castano Galleries in Boston; lecture notes; writings, including typescripts and drafts for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Fogg Museum, and the Christian Science Monitor; a typescript of an article by James Duncan Phillips; printed materials; photographs of Dooley and of the U.S. Army's recovery of art objects form the Berlin Museum in 1945; and ephemera.
Biographical / Historical:
Art critic, writer and educator; Cambridge, Mass. Was the associate editor and art critic for the Boston Transcript; wrote extensively for other publications. Headed the Division of Education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and founded the Pewter Collectors Society.
Provenance:
Donated 1975 and 1981 by Mrs. William G. Dooley.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Art museums, University and college -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge
Art galleries, Commercial -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Identifier:
AAA.doolwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-doolwill

Comfort family papers relating to George Fisk Comfort

Creator:
Comfort, George Fisk, 1834-1910  Search this
Names:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Syracuse University. College of Fine Arts  Search this
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di, 1832-1904  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Massaranti, Marcello  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
[ca.1857]-1955
Scope and Contents:
Biographical materials, correspondence, manuscripts, notes, sketchbook, subject files, photographs and printed materials documenting George Fisk Comfort's career as an educator and museum director, selected from the Comfort Family papers at Syracuse University.
Biographical materials consist of autobiographical writings, a biographical essay and abstract of a thesis about Comfort, and an address given at his funeral. Personal and professional correspondence includes numerous lengthy letters to his son, Ralph Manning Comfort. Correspondents include Luigi di Cesnola, Kenyon Cox (1901), Eastman Johnson (1902) and Andrew Johnson, who writes about the aims of his administration shortly after becoming President. Interfiled in the correspondence are a 15-page holograph list of "Works of Art Exhibited in the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts" (1903); a brochure on the organization and first meeting of the American Association of Museums (1906); and material relating to the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art including minutes, a transcript of Comfort's address at the 40th anniversary, and a brochure about the role he played in the organization of the museum. Also included are correspondence and documents relating to the Southern College of Fine Arts, La Porte, Texas, and a sketchbook of an Italian tour. The subject files concern the (Marcello) Massaranti collection; the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, including organizational material, minutes of trustees meetings, correspondence, and exhibition materials; and Syracuse University, including Comfort's resignation and printed materials about the role he played in the organization of the museum.
Drafts and completed manuscripts of Comfort's unpublished writings include a 12-page history of Syracuse University, a 2-page holograph on the art season of 1909-1910 in New York, and miscellaneous notes including "Fine Art Notes," possibly by a student, which contains a summary of a lecture by Comfort. Lectures consist of manuscripts of 4 talks given at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and an excerpt from an address about establishing a Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts. Other materials consist of clippings and photographs of Comfort, his family, his home and of works of art depicting him.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director, educator, and one of the founders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y. Comfort established the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (now known as the Everson Museum of Art) and the College of Fine Arts, Syracuse University. He served as dean of the College (1873-1893) and as director of the Syracuse Museum from its founding in 1869 until his death in 1910.
Other Title:
Comfort Family papers (George Arents Library for Special Collections, Syracuse University, N.Y.)
Provenance:
Comfort's son, the architect Ralph Manning Comfort, assembled and donated the family's papers to the George Arents Research Library for Special Collections at Syracuse University. The Archives of American Art microfilmed selected material from the papers pertaining to George Fisk Comfort. The lender kept letters exchanged among family members with the papers of the writer, not the recipient. Therefore, letters from relatives to Comfort are to be found in the author's papers rather than Comfort's and were not microfilmed.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art museum directors -- New York (State) -- Syracuse  Search this
Educators  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- Syracuse  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- New York (State)
Art museums, University and college -- New York (State) -- Syracuse
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.comfgeor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-comfgeor

Allen Memorial Art Museum records

Creator:
Allen Memorial Art Museum  Search this
Names:
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-2018  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Olney, Charles F. (Charles Fayette), 1831-1903  Search this
Ward, Clarence, b. 1884  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
51 Reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1916-1967
Scope and Contents:
General correspondence, 1931-1958; correspondence of the director, 1916-1958, of the curator, ca. 1929-1967, files of Clarence Ward, Director from 1917 until 1950 (much of it relating to lectures), and with dealers, 1941-1953; exhibition data, 1929-1963, including correspondence, lists, and miscellany; Charles F. Olney file, including a list of the Olney art collection; a photograph file; files on Joseph Cornell, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, and William T. Wiley; financial ledgers, 1938-1955; Prentiss bequest material; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Campus art gallery of Oberlin College.
Provenance:
Lent 1973 by the Allen Memorial Art Museum.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art patronage  Search this
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- Ohio -- Oberlin
Citation:
Allen Memorial Art Museum records. Owned by Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College. Microfilmed by Oberlin College Archives.
Identifier:
AAA.allememo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-allememo

University of Virginia Art Museum photographs, 1925-1939

Creator:
University of Virginia. Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Aitken, Robert  Search this
Gregory, John  Search this
Hering, Henry  Search this
Keck, Charles, 1875-1951  Search this
Topic:
Art museums, University and college -- Virginia -- Charlottesville -- Photographs  Search this
Photography of sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8534
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210712
AAA_collcode_univvirg
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210712

American Fiber Art exhibition records, 1978-1980

Creator:
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Art museums -- University and college -- Texas -- Houston -- Exhibitions  Search this
Textile crafts -- Texas -- Houston -- Exhibitions  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5956
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208800
AAA_collcode_saracamp
Theme:
The Art Market
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208800

RISD Museum of Art records

Creator:
Rhode Island School of Design. Museum of Art  Search this
Extent:
17 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
[ca. 1877-1960]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings and notes, business records, scrapbooks and printed material.
"The Rhode Island School of Design: A Half Century Record (1879-1928)," by Elsie S. Bronson, A.M., 1928, providing historical information on the founding, organization, and activities of the school and museum; excerpts from RISD yearbooks pertaining to the museum, 1877-1944, including exhibitions (complete listing after 1901), loans, gifts, lectures, and prizes awarded from year to year; "Lists of articles belonging to RISD, 1898," a notebook containing handwritten lists of donations and donors and receipts of purchases of works of art and supplies needed for teaching;
Six volumes of minutes of the Museum committee, 1894-1950, also included within the volumes are museum "rules adopted before 1901," correspondence regarding the acquisition of a Chinese fresco, 1949, and a six-page undated list of "European Acquisitions" of drawings and prints including prices paid, names of dealers, and countries represented. Presidents' and Directors' correspondence with dealers, artists, curators, donors, educators, and others. Included in the Isaac Comstock Bates correspondence file are his will, a three-page memorial tribute to him, and a list of articles willed to the school by him. Also included are correspondence and writings of Heinrich Schwartz, Curator of Prints and Drawings;
exhibition files, 1885-1950, containing catalogues, price lists, checklists, insurance valuations, clippings, a few letters, an incomplete list of exhibitions (1885-1951), and a list of artists and titles of paintings in annual fall exhibitions; a scrapbook of Isaac Comstock Bates, 1877-1889, containing letters from artists and dealers; and 27 scrapbooks, 1877-1889, containing clippings, notices, and catalogues relating to the school and museum.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- Rhode Island -- Providence
Identifier:
AAA.rhodisla
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rhodisla

Oral history interview with Jean Paul Slusser

Interviewee:
Slusser, Jean Paul, 1886-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Extent:
69 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1973 March 14-July 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jean Paul Slusser conducted 1973 March 14-July 26, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. In addition to other topics Slusser discusses his family history, chilhood, teaching at the University of Texas, his job as art critic for the Boston Herald, his studies, his painting, Diego Rivera's work in Michigan, and his position as museum director of University of Michigan museum.
Biographical / Historical:
Jean Paul Slusser (1886-1981) was a painter, educator, and museum director from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 44 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting  Search this
Museum directors -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.slusse73
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-slusse73

Frederick Stallknecht Wight letters

Creator:
Wight, Frederick Stallknecht, 1902-  Search this
Names:
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Extent:
17 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1963
Scope and Contents:
Photocopies of letters to Wight from Charles Sheeler, Morris Graves, Nathan Oliveira and Hans Hofmann.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, author, gallery director, art administrator; Los Angeles, Calif. Died 1986 Was director of the University of California, Los Angeles art gallery, now called the Frederick S. Wight Galleries.
Provenance:
Photocopies discarded after microfilming.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Gallery directors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- United States  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- California -- Los Angeles
Identifier:
AAA.wighfred
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wighfred

The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago records

Creator:
University of Chicago. Renaissance Society  Search this
Names:
Beisel, Frances Strain, 1898-1962  Search this
Bloch, Albert  Search this
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917  Search this
Hammer, Victor Karl, 1882-  Search this
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Extent:
9.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1917-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, exhibition files, printed material, photographs, and business records.
Files on exhibitions, lectures and special events including exhibitions of Edgar Degas, Victor Hammer, Fernand Leger, Jose Clemente Orozco, Hans Richter, John Sloan, Chicago artists, architects, and collectors. Files contain correspondence with director Frances Strain Beisel, museums, lenders, and artists; press releases, exhibition announcements and catalogs, reviews, checklists, photographs of artists and their work, loan records, and clippings; and files on "Artist Members" exhibitions and the Christmas exhibit and sale, "Contemporary Art for Young Collectors."
Correspondence; a record book, financial, membership, and administrative records, annual reports, and minutes from Board of Directors' meetings; photographs; clippings, press releases, exhibition announcements, brochures and newsletters; and one painting and a print by Albert Bloch.
A ledger, 1960-1964, containing brief entries for exhibitions and memberships.
Biographical / Historical:
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (founded 1915) is an art society in Chicago, Illinois. Founded to advance understanding and appreciation of art in all forms. A non-profit organization presenting major shows by established and undiscovered artists.
Provenance:
Donated by the Rennaissance Society, 1979-1987.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- Illinois -- Chicago
Identifier:
AAA.univchic
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-univchic

University of Minnesota - University Gallery records

Creator:
University of Minnesota. University Gallery  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Minn.)  Search this
Little Gallery (University of Minnesota)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Lawrence, Ruth, 1890-1977  Search this
Extent:
2 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1933-1980
Scope and Contents:
Gallery files containing mainly administrative and exhibition related correspondence of the director, Ruth Lawrence; reports on WPA projects; and inventories.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery, University of Minnesota. Founded 1934 as the Little Gallery with Hudson Walker as its part-time curator; renamed University Gallery in 1935 and University Art Museum in 1983. Ruth Lawrence was curator and then director, 1934-1957.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1986 by the University Archives, University of Minnesota.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis
Identifier:
AAA.univminn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-univminn

University of Virginia Art Museum photographs

Creator:
University of Virginia. Art Museum  Search this
Names:
Aitken, Robert, 1878-1949  Search this
Gregory, John, 1879-1958  Search this
Hering, Henry, 1874-1949  Search this
Keck, Charles, 1875-1951  Search this
Extent:
67 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1939
Scope and Contents:
67 photographs of sculpture by Robert Aitken, John Gregory, Henry Hering and Charles Keck, submitted to the University of Virginia as part of a competition for a memorial to Thomas Jefferson, which was never built.
Provenance:
Lent 1983 by David Lawall of the UVA Art Museum.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Authorization to publish quote, or reproduce must be obtained from Curator, University of Virginia Art Museum.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Art museums, University and college -- Virginia -- Charlottesville -- Photographs  Search this
Photography of sculpture  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.univvirg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-univvirg

University of Michigan Museum of Art records

Creator:
University of Michigan. Museum of Art  Search this
Names:
Willard Gallery  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Willard, Marian, 1904-  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1855-1972
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; donor files; inventories; and printed material relating to the Museum's collection and exhibitions.
REELS 566-567: Correspondence relating to the museum's collections, particularly to the Albert M. Todd Collection, the Henry C. Lewis Collection, photography acquisitions, Randolph Roger's sculpture, and WPA prints loaned to the museum; files on 96 donors; manuscripts and notes for a history of Michigan museums and collections; an inventory of works in the museum and of works in the College of Architecture; proceedings of the University of Michigan Regents relating to exhibitions; six exhibition catalogs, 1857-1906; and typed extracts from the Michigan Alumnus.
REEL 74: Photocopies of correspondence, 1948-1962, regarding the Museum's purchase and later repair of David Smith's sculpture "Tahstvant." Correspondence is between Jean Paul Slusser, director, and Marian Willard of the Willard Gallery regarding the purchase of the sculpture and drawing, and between Slusser and Smith regarding its repair from damage which occurred in 1960. Also included are a photograph of the sculpture, a shipping invoice, and damage, publication and exhibition reports.
Other Title:
David Smith (microfilm title)
Provenance:
Material on reel 74 donated 1970; material on reels 566-567 lent for microfilming 1973 all by the University of Michigan, Museum of Art.
Restrictions:
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.
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor
Identifier:
AAA.univmich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-univmich

Charles Henry Sawyer papers

Creator:
Sawyer, Charles Henry, 1906-2005  Search this
Names:
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
American Academy of Arts and Sciences  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
Association of Art Museum Directors  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Independent Schools Art Instructors Association  Search this
Museum Publishers Association  Search this
Upper Peninsula Crafts Council (Mich.)  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Hayes, Bartlett H., 1904-1988  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1977
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, addresses by Sawyer and others, and printed material relating primarily to Sawyer's involvement in the areas of design and crafts, and committees which studied methods of teaching art and the arts in colleges and universities.
REELS 644-646: Files on the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Conference, 1946; the American Humanities Seminar, 1958; the Association of Art Museum Directors, 1941-1973; Design as a Function of Management conference, 1951; Ford Foundation Studies and Grants to the Arts, 1948-1963; the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, 1934-1956; the M.I.T. Study Committee for the Visual Arts, 1952-1954; the Museum Publishers Association, 1969-1970; the Salzburg seminar "The Visual Arts in American Life," 1955-1956; the Addison Gallery, 1940-1950; the Worcester Art Museum, 1940-1948; Columbia University Bicentennial; New York State Colleges and Universities; and the American Federation of Arts.
Included in the American Humanities seminar file are lists of participants (including Sawyer), correspondence, 8 p. of quotes from participants, texts of addresses, printed articles taken from papers, clippings, and correspondence of Maxwell Goldberg, chairman, requesting suggestions for participants in the 1959 seminar. The Addison Gallery file contains correspondence between Sawyer and Bartlett Hayes, director of the Gallery; a report of the activities of the Gallery during 1946-1947, 2 typescripts concerning its display of Edward Hopper's painting "Manhattan Bridge Loop," Feb. 1940, reports and minutes of the Visiting Committee, 1950-1951, and financial statements.
UNMICROFILMED: Files concerning Federal Art Projects in New England, 1933-1937; the Museum of Modern Art, 1940-1941; Andover Committee concerning the Phillips Academy, 1950-1956; "The Arts in Universities," 1955; Visual Art Programs of the Independent Schools Art Instructors' Association, 1946; the Addison Gallery, 1964-1970; the American Craftsmen Council, 1959-1963; the first through fourth Upper Peninsula Crafts and Native Industries exhibits, 1960-1963; and the Conference on Museum Training Programs, 1972.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director; Ann Arbor, Michigan. Director, Addison Gallery of American Art, the Worcester Art Museum, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art; Professor of Art History at Yale University and member of many committees.
Provenance:
Material on reels 644-646 lent for microfilming 1973 by Sawyer. Unmicrofilmed material donated by Sawyer 1977 and 1985. The 1985 donation included material previously filmed on reel 644, fr. 509-1071.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Art museum directors -- United States  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Art in universities and colleges  Search this
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- United States
Identifier:
AAA.sawychar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sawychar

American Fiber Art exhibition records

Creator:
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Linear feet (ca. 800 items (on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1980
Scope and Contents:
Letters, writings, business records, and printed material relating to exhibition "American Fiber Art: A New Definition," held at the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, September 6-October 26, 1980.
REELS 2905-2906, Loan: Exhibition and research files compiled by guest curator Jana Vander Lee. The files include correspondence, budget proposals, agenda reports, loan agreements, research notes, a draft for the exhibition catalog, exhibition announcements, press releases, and newpaper clippings.
REEL 2905, Gift: Catalog of the exhibition.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery affiliated with the University of Houston.
Provenance:
Donated and lent 1981 by Jana Vander Lee, guest curator for the exhibition.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Fiber artists  Search this
Topic:
Art museums -- University and college -- Texas -- Houston -- Exhibitions  Search this
Textile crafts -- Texas -- Houston -- Exhibitions  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.saracamp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-saracamp

Franklin W. Robinson interviews

Creator:
Robinson, Franklin Westcott  Search this
Interviewer:
Goodwin, George M.  Search this
Names:
Rhode Island School of Design. Museum of Art  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound cassettes + 10 p. summary)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1992 Jan. 28 - Feb 26
Scope and Contents:
Interviews of Franklin W. Robinson conducted by George M. Goodwin. Also included is a ten page summary by Goodwin.
Robinson discusses his childhood in Providence, Rhode Island; years at Harvard where Paul Sachs was a role model; his career; various museum directors; and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director, historian. Director, Williams College Museum of Art, 1975-1979; Director, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1979-1992; Director, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 1992- .
Provenance:
Donated by Franklin W. Robinson and George M. Goodwin in 1992.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed interview; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. office.
Topic:
Museum directors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums, University and college
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.robifrank
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-robifrank

Peabody Gallery of Art records

Creator:
Peabody Gallery of Art  Search this
Johns Hopkins University. Peabody Institute  Search this
Names:
Aitken, Robert, 1878-1949  Search this
Cecere, Gaetano, 1894-1985  Search this
Chamberlin, F. Tolles (Frank Tolles), 1873-1961  Search this
Dobbin, George W., 1809-1891  Search this
Eaton, Charles James Madison, 1808-1893  Search this
Frick, Frank, 1828-  Search this
Konti, Isidore, 1862-1938  Search this
Laessle, Albert, 1877-1954  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Rabillon, Leonce, 1814-1886  Search this
Raskin, Saul, 1878-1966  Search this
Rinehart, William Henry, 1825-1874  Search this
Schuler, Hans, 1874-1951  Search this
Watson, Charles A., 1857-1923  Search this
Young, Mahonri Mackintosh, 1877-1957  Search this
Extent:
4 Reels (ca. 1600 items (on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1860-1972 and undated
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, 1867-1972, of Peabody Institute officials regarding gallery exhibitions, including artists' and museums' requests for exhibition space and gifts, loans, and purchases of works of art. Correspondents include Robert Aitken, Gaetano Cecere, F. Tolles Chamberlin, Isidore Konti, Albert Laessle, Paul Manship, Walter Pach, Leonce Rabillon, Saul Raskin, Hans Schuler, Charles Watson, Mahonri M. Young, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Charcoal Club, the Maryland Academy of Design, and the School Art League of Baltimore.
Also included is a 22 page letter from Frank Blackwell Mayer to George W. Dobbin, 1872, in which he enumerates the requisites for the establishment of an art school. Also includes Provost's reports, reports to the Trustees, submitted by Executive Secretary Louis H. Dielman, annual reports and Gallery of Art committee reports concerning gallery expenditures, acquisitions, and renovations; acquisition records and lists of works of art in the Institute; lists of works deposited at the Baltimore Museum of Art, undated & 1964; records concerning the Art Loan exhibition, 1879; ca. 100 exhibition catalogs and announcements, ca. 1879-1924; printed materials; photographs of the gallery and of works of art; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Established 1866, Baltimore, Md. Founded by George Peabody to improve "the moral and intellectual culture of the inhabitants of Baltimore and ...the State." The institute was to include a research library, lecture series, academy of music and gallery of art. Served as Baltimore's art school and museum until the opening of the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1914 and the Walters Gallery in 1934. To enlarge the space available to the expanding conservatory of music, much of the Peabody collection was transferred to these institutions. Works of art belonging to the Peabody are still exhibited regularly including occasional exhibitions at the Institute.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1984 by the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art patronage -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Identifier:
AAA.peabgall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-peabgall

Marguerite Wildenhain exhibition records

Creator:
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art  Search this
Names:
Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art  Search this
Marcks, Gerhard  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1981
Scope and Contents:
Papers concerning the Marguerite Wildenhain Retrospective Exhibition, 1980, including correspondence with Wildenhain, Gerhard Marcks, lenders to the exhibition and others; biographical essays by Gerhard Marcks and Terry Weihs, exhibition coordinator; lists of requested works; lender's files; loan agreement forms; slides and photographs of pottery by Wildenhain; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum at Cornell University. Founded 1953. Formerly Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art.
Provenance:
Papers given through Gwendolyn Owens, Associate Curator, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- New York (State) -- Ithaca
Art museums -- New York (State) -- Ithaca
Identifier:
AAA.herbf
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-herbf

Olaf Brauner letters

Creator:
Brauner, Olaf M., 1869-1947  Search this
Names:
Cornell University. -- Faculty  Search this
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Burroughs, Edith Woodman, 1871-1916  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Carlson, John F., 1874-1945  Search this
Crisp, Arthur, 1881-1974  Search this
Davey, Randall, 1887-1964  Search this
Dougherty, Paul, 1877-1947  Search this
Garber, Daniel, 1880-  Search this
Genth, Lillian Mathilde, 1876-1953  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Hubbell, Henry Salem, 1870-1938  Search this
Johansen, John C. (John Christen), 1876-1964  Search this
Kendall, William Sergeant, 1869-1938  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Lie, Jonas, 1880-1940  Search this
Macbeth, William, 1851-1917  Search this
Mason, William, 1829-1908  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Metcalf, Willard Leroy, 1858-1925  Search this
Ochtman, Leonard, 1854-1934  Search this
Pratt, Bela Lyon, 1867-1917  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Proctor, Alexander Phimister, 1862-1950  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965  Search this
Ritschel, William, 1864-1949  Search this
Sargent, Walter, b. 1868  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward, 1883-1962  Search this
Spencer, Robert, 1879-1931  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Walker, C. Howard (Charles Howard), 1857-1936  Search this
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915  Search this
Waugh, Frederick Judd, 1861-1940  Search this
Extent:
200 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1895-1938
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Brauner, mainly from artists invited to participate in exhibitions arranged by Brauner at Cornell University. Prominent correspondents include: Giffford Beal, George Bellows, Frank Benson, Karl Bitter, Edith Burroughs, Emil Carlson, John Carlson, Charles Caffin, Arthur Crisp, Randall Davey, Paul Dougherty, Daniel Garber, Lillian Genth, William Glackens, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Charles Hopkinson, Henry Hubbell, John Johansen, William Sargent Kendall; Leon Kroll, Jonas Lie, William Macbeth, William Mason, Gari Melchers, Willard Metcalf, Leonard Ochtman, Bela Lyon Pratt, Maurice Prendergast, A. Phimister Proctor, Edward Redfield, William Ritschel, Walter Sargent, Eugene Speicher, Robert Spencer, D. W. Tryon, C. Howard Walker, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Judd Waugh, and others.
Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
Olaf Brauner (1869-1947) was a portrait painter, occasional sculptor, and first professor of art at Cornell University.
Provenance:
The donor, Erling Brauner, is Olaf Brauner's son.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- New York (State) -- Ithaca
Identifier:
AAA.brauolaf
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brauolaf

Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery exhibition files

Creator:
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery  Search this
Names:
University of Texas at Austin  Search this
Huntington, Archer M., 1870-1955  Search this
Extent:
51 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1948-1981
Scope and Contents:
621 exhibition files, 1948-1981, containing biographical data on artists, correspondence, photographs, exhibition checklists, price and sales lists, loan agreements, condition reports, shipping orders and receipts, exhibition announcements, catalogs and invitations, press releases and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery at the University of Texas at Austin.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming 1981-1984 by the Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- Texas -- Austin  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Exhibitions -- United States  Search this
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- Texas -- Austin
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Austin
Identifier:
AAA.archmhunt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-archmhunt

American University Fine Arts Department records

Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.). Fine Arts Dept.  Search this
Names:
American University (Washington, D.C.). Fine Arts Dept. -- Faculty  Search this
Watkins Art Gallery (American University)  Search this
Extent:
10 Reels (ca. 9,000 items (on 10 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1946-1980
Scope and Contents:
Departmental files on faculty, visiting artists, students, fund raising events, and building projects; files on exhibitions held in the Watkins Gallery; photographs of exhibitions; collection files on permanent acquisitions and memorial gifts, containing photographs and insurance records; five scrapbooks and four guestbooks; and a bound volume of RIGHT ANGLE, 1947-1949.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1981 by American University Fine Arts Department.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art students -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art teachers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Exhibitions -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- Washington (D.C.)
Citation:
American University Fine Arts Department records. Owned by the American University Fine Arts Department. Filmed by Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ameruniv
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ameruniv

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