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William Benton papers

Creator:
Benton, William, 1900-1973  Search this
Names:
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Dalí, Salvador, 1904-1989  Search this
Dean, Abner, 1910-  Search this
Der Harootian, Koren, 1909-  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984  Search this
Hebald, Milton  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Johnson, Ben  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Rosenberg, James N. (James Naumburg), b. 1874  Search this
Sachs, Hella Moravic  Search this
Vereisky, Orest G.  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1983
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; writings; notes; estate lists; contracts; photographs of works of art; exhibition catalogs; clippings; miscellaneous printed material.
REEL 925: Correspondence with artists, 1954-1968, concerning Benton's purchase and background of their works; and writings by Benton on Soviet art.
REEL 3134: A 13-page, incomplete, typescript, 1955, "Reginald Marsh as I Remember Him," by Benton. He writes of working with Marsh on the YALE RECORD and collecting Marsh's paintings.
REEL 4073: Correspondence, 1940-1983, with artists; typescripts on Marsh; writing by Jack Levine "How the Witches' Sabbath was Painted";
photographs and lists of works of art; a notebook "Works of Art on Loan to the William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut" from Benton's estate; a notebook "Painting Contracts" between artists, galleries, and Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.; notebook "Sold," containing data on the sale of Reginald Marsh's work;
printed material on Rockwell Kent, Thomas Hart Benton, Benton's collection, and others; photocopies of 2 portions of Ivan Albright's sketchbooks; a notebook "Britannica Painting Exhibitions Manual of Procedure"; a 2 p. typescript "The Story of My Portrait" by Grant Wood's sister Nan Wood Graham; 3 illustrated notebooks by Ivan Albright; and a sketchbook by Reginald Marsh containing 33 figure sketches.
Correspondents include Ivan Albright, Thomas Hart Benton, George Biddle, Isabel Bishop, Aaron Bohrod, Salvador Dali, Abner Dean, Koren Der Harootian, Jimmy Ernst, Milton Hebald, Joseph Hirsch, Ben Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Frank Kleinholz, Jack Levine, Reginald Marsh, Henry Varnum Poor, James N. Rosenberg, Hella Moravic Sachs, and Orest G. Vereisky.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector, politician; Chicago, Ill. Publisher of ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, Vice-President of the University of Chicago, Congressman from Connecticut, and an avid collector of American art. Benton and Reginald Marsh were classmates and collaborated respectively as editor and illustrator for the Yale newspaper. During the Depression, Benton provided Marsh with a monthly stipend for which he received a monthly painting. When he became chairman of the board of ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, Benton collected contemporary American painting to Americanize BRITANNICA's British image.
Provenance:
Material on reel 925 and 3134 donated by Benton 1968. His family donated and lent additional material 1985-1986, including originals of some letters which were originally donated as photocopies.
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.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- United States  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bentwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93ed929af-0999-433d-95d6-a0e3b3a5f002
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bentwill

Alfredo Valente papers

Creator:
Valente, Alfredo  Search this
Names:
Alfredo Valente Gallery  Search this
Aronson, Boris, 1900-1980  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Blatas, Arbit  Search this
Burliuk, David, 1882-1967  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Dalí, Salvador, 1904-1989  Search this
DeMartini, Joseph, 1896-1984  Search this
Dobkin, Alexander, 1908-  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Gropper, William, 1897-1977  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert, 1903-1988  Search this
Harmon, Lily, 1912-  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Haucke, Frederick, 1908-  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran, 1868-1951  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Lassen, Ben, d. 1968  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Lax, David, 1910-  Search this
Lebduska, Lawrence, 1894-1966  Search this
Liberte, Jean, 1896-1965  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Masson, André, 1896-1987  Search this
Menkes, Sigmund, 1896-1986  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980  Search this
Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Rome, Harold, 1908-  Search this
Rose, Iver, 1899-1972  Search this
Ryan, Sally, 1916-1968  Search this
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Stark, Margaret, 1915-1988  Search this
Teichman, Sabina  Search this
Toney, Anthony  Search this
Tschacbasov, Nahum, 1899-  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Wilson, Ben, 1913-  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Date:
1941-1978
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of artists; letters; printed material; and a motion picture film.
REEL D284: Exhibition catalogs, 1941-1952, from the Valente Gallery, and clippings; a letter and a sketch from Henry Miller; and a scrapbook containing photographs by Valente of 41 artists, their art work and clippings. Photographs of artists include Boris Aronson, Milton Avery, Arbit Blatas, David Burliuk, Mario Carreño, Joseph DeMartini, Alexander Dobkin, Philip Evergood, Jose Ferrer, Adolph Gottlieb, Marion Greenwood, William Gropper, Chaim Gross, George Grosz, Robert Gwathmey, Lily Harmon, Marsden Hartley, Frederick Haucke, Frank Kleinholz, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Ben Lassen,Sigmund Menkes, Jose Clemente Orozco, Abraham Rattner, Iver Rose, Sally Ryan, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer, Margaret Stark, Sabina Teichman, Anthony Toney, Nahum Tschacbasov, Abraham Walkowitz and Ben Wilson.
REEL 2802: A letter from the National Gallery of Art regarding Valente's film "Art Discovers America"; exhibition catalogs on and written by Valente; clippings; and 30 photographs by Valente of 20 artists.
REEL 3480: Two letters from Henry Miller, dated 1943 and 1945. The letters refer to a "watercolor pad and brushes", and Miller also thanks Valente for a portrait of Abe Rattner.
UNMICROFILMED: Photographs by Valente of artists, each accompanied with the artists' self-portrait. Included are Milton Avery, Arbit Blatas, David Burliuk, Mario Carreño, Alexander Dobkin, Philip Evergood, Chaim Gross, Lily Harmon, Frank Kleinholz, Ben Lassen, David Lax, Lawrence H. Lebduska, Jean Liberte, Jose Orozco, Harold Rome, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer, Margaret Stark, Sabina Teichman, Anthony Toney, Nahum Tschacbasov, Abraham Walkowitz, and Ben Wilson and 4 photographs of composer Eugene Ormandy which are on the back of the Blatas portraits.
UNMICROFILMED: "Art Discovers America" (MGM shorts), ca. 1945, a 16mm b&w, 400 ft. film regarding the "new public interest" in American art. The film traces the trend back to the exhibition of The Eight, and shows various artists at work, including John Sloan, Thomas Hart Benton, Reginald Marsh, and Abraham Walkowitz. The film was produced by Regency Pictures. Valente was the photographer and co-director along with Hal Frater.
REEL 439-441 AND SCANNED Photos of artists, previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists I, have subsequently been scanned and returned to the Valente papers.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer; New York City.
Provenance:
Material on reel D284 lent for microfilming by Valente, 1966; Mrs. Valente subsequently donated the scrapbook, 1979. Material on reels 2802, and 3480 donated by Mr. & Mrs. Valente, 1966 through 1979. Unmicrofilmed material donated by Harold Rome, 1988. An additional 35 photos of artists were donated by Valente ca. 1966, and microfilmed on reels 439-441 with AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection I; search under Valente for more information. Many of the photographs are duplicates.
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:
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art and photography -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Portrait photography -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.valealfr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96dd15bae-a22b-4d09-8845-ff5fe98139a0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-valealfr

Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980, bulk 1940s-1980

Creator:
Kleinholz Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
McCausland, Elizabeth  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980, bulk 1940s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art, Mexican  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9154
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211348
AAA_collcode_kleifran
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211348

Interview of Frank Kleinholz, ca. 1977

Creator:
Ohrstrom, Terry Anne, 1946-  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Interview of Frank Kleinholz, ca. 1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11527
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214236
AAA_collcode_ohrsterr
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214236

Art in New York. Youth in art

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1944 April 19
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. Art in New York. Youth in art, 1944 April 19. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art schools  Search this
Art students  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11004
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Art in New York. Lily Harmon

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
Harmon, Lily  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1944 April 5
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. Art in New York. Lily Harmon, 1944 April 5. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11005
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Art in New York. Philip Reisman

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
Reisman, Philip  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1944 April 26
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. Art in New York. Philip Reisman, 1944 April 26. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11006
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"Art in New York. Philip Evergood"

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1944 October 4
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. "Art in New York. Philip Evergood", 1944 October 4. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11008
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"Art in New York. Ralph Mayer"

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
Mayer, Ralph  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1945 January 31
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. "Art in New York. Ralph Mayer", 1945 January 31. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11009
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Art in New York. Corporal Walter J. Wynn

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1945 June 20
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. Art in New York. Corporal Walter J. Wynn, 1945 June 20. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Soldiers  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11010
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Art in New York. Hudson Walker and Alexander Dobkin

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
Dobkin, Alexander  Search this
Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1944 June 14
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. Art in New York. Hudson Walker and Alexander Dobkin, 1944 June 14. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11011
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Art in New York. John Groth

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
Groth, John  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1944 February 27
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. Art in New York. John Groth, 1944 February 27. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11012
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Art in New York. Elizabeth McCausland

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
McCausland, Elizabeth  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1945 February 7
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. Art in New York. Elizabeth McCausland, 1945 February 7. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11013
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Art in New York. Nahum Tschacbasov

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
Tschacbasov, Nahum  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1944 October 11
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. Art in New York. Nahum Tschacbasov, 1944 October 11. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11014
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Art in New York. Frank Kleinholz

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1945 June 27
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. Art in New York. Frank Kleinholz, 1945 June 27. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11015
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Art in New York. Ladislas Segy

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
Segy, Ladislas  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1944 October 25
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. Art in New York. Ladislas Segy, 1944 October 25. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11016
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"Art in New York. Elizabeth McCausland"

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
McCausland, Elizabeth  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1945 June 13
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. "Art in New York. Elizabeth McCausland", 1945 June 13. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11017
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Interview with unidentified subject for radio program Art in New York

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1945 Feb. 28
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. Interview with unidentified subject for radio program Art in New York, 1945 Feb. 28. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11018
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Art in New York. Lev-Landau

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
Lev-Landau  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1945 January 17
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. Art in New York. Lev-Landau, 1945 January 17. Lev-Landau papers, [ca.1944-1966]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Poetry  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11021
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Lev-Landau papers, [ca.1944-1966]
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Art in New York. Philip Evergood

Creator:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-1987  Search this
Subject:
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1944 October 4
Citation:
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) and Frank Kleinholz. Art in New York. Philip Evergood, 1944 October 4. Frank Kleinholz papers, 1910s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11023
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