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Municipal Art Committee

Collection Creator:
Midtown Galleries  Search this
Container:
Reel 5356, Frame 203-246
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1938
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Midtown Galleries records, 1904-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Midtown Galleries records
Midtown Galleries records / Series 1: Administrative Correspondence / 1.1: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Mildred Baker papers, 1882

Creator:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-1998  Search this
Baker, Mildred, 1905-1998  Search this
Subject:
McMahon, Audrey  Search this
Weiss, Adolph  Search this
Baker, Jacob  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Municipal Art Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Technical Services Laboratory (National Space Technology Laboratories)  Search this
United Federal Workers of America  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5842
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208682
AAA_collcode_bakemild
Theme:
Art Market
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208682
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Marchal Landgren Papers, 1881-circa 1982, bulk 1930-1975

Creator:
Landgren, Marchal E., 1907-1983  Search this
Landgren, Marchal E., 1907-1983  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham  Search this
Constant, George  Search this
Logasa, Charles  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene)  Search this
Geist, Sidney  Search this
Laufman, Sidney  Search this
Sprinchorn, Carl  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir  Search this
Kipling, Rudyard  Search this
Glackens, Ira  Search this
Cox, George Collins  Search this
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Janauschek, Francesca Romana Magdalena  Search this
Gershwin, George  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Newman, Robert Loftin  Search this
Portinari, Cândido  Search this
De Laittre, Eleanor  Search this
Fitch, Clyde  Search this
Greene, Balcomb  Search this
Kane, John  Search this
Fruhauf, Aline  Search this
Higgins, Eugene  Search this
Harari, Hananiah  Search this
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
Orr, Elliot  Search this
Mitchell, Donald Grant  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Washington, D.C.. Public Library  Search this
Joseph Mitchell Gallery  Search this
Contemporary Arts (Gallery)  Search this
University of Maryland at College Park  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Old Print Shop (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Municipal Art Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Christmas cards
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Drawings
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7084
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209217
AAA_collcode_landmarc
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209217
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Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers, 1866-[circa 1986]

Creator:
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Gaylor, Adelaide Lawson, 1889-1986  Search this
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Subject:
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
David, Hermine  Search this
Dos Passos, John  Search this
Field, Hamilton Easter  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Gwozdecki, Gustaw  Search this
Hart, George Overbury  Search this
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry)  Search this
Morrison, David H. (David Herron)  Search this
Osborn, Frank C.  Search this
Pascin, Jules  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Frost, A. B. (Arthur Burdett)  Search this
Frost, John  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan  Search this
Howland, Isabella  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Laurent, Robert  Search this
Lawson, John Howard  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Mager, Gus  Search this
Newton, Alice  Search this
Strater, Henry  Search this
Schack, William  Search this
Baker, Josephine  Search this
Coady, Robert J.  Search this
Frueh, Alfred Joseph  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Friends of the Young Artists  Search this
Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation  Search this
Municipal Art Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York Society of Women Artists  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Thumb Box Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Quill  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Artist couples  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8195
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210366
AAA_collcode_gaylwood
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210366

Municipal Art Committee, New York City

Collection Creator:
Clayton-Liberatore Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1936
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Clayton-Liberatore Gallery records, 1889-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Clayton-Liberatore Gallery records
Clayton-Liberatore Gallery records / Series 1: Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Municipal Art Committee

Collection Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
New York
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection, 1813-1953, bulk 1915-1925. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection
Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection / Series 5: Art Exhibition Catalogs: M-O
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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First Annual Report 1935

Collection Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 40, Item 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection, 1813-1953, bulk 1915-1925. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection
Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection / Series 5: Art Exhibition Catalogs: M-O / Municipal Art Committee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archamea-ref690

General

Collection Creator:
Tokita, Kamekichi  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1937
Scope and Contents:
Roy Boynton

Mrs. Reginald Parsons

Lloyd La Page Rollins

California Palace of the Legion of Honor

Walter Iteil

Burt Brown Barker

William J. Klam, Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters

John Davis Hatch, Jr.

Penthouse Gallery

Kenneth Callahan

Mallet's Library of Reproductions

Ambrose Patterson, University of Washington

Carolyn A. Schneider

San Francisco Art Association

City of New York Municipal Art Committee

American Federation of Artists

Seattle Art Museum, Art Institute of Seattle
Collection 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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Kamekichi Tokita papers, circa 1900-circa 2010, bulk circa 1910-1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kamekichi Tokita Papers
Kamekichi Tokita Papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Municipal Art Committee, New York

Collection Creator:
Bulliet, C.J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 49
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
The C. J. Bulliet papers, circa 1888-1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers
C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers / Series 5: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Municipal Art Committee, New York

Collection Creator:
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1939
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Leon Kroll papers, circa 1900-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Leon Kroll papers
Leon Kroll papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Extent:
(Boxes 1-4, 7; 3.8 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1905-1988
Scope and Contents note:
Correspondence is the largest series within the collection and contains both Kroll's personal and professional correspondence. There is correspondence with many fellow New York and European artists, including members of the social realist and ashcan schools of painting and artists he met on his travels and participation in national and international art organizations and committees. There is also correspondence with students and publishers, requests for Kroll to teach, lecture, or write articles, and business correspondence regarding exhibitions, sales, donations, and commissions. A small amount of correspondence is in French.

Artists that Kroll corresponded with include John Taylor Arms, Gifford Beal, George Bellows, Edwin Blashfield, George Biddle, Isabel Bishop, Marc Chagall, Arthur Covey, Randall Davey, Sonia Delaunay, Edwin Dickinson, Barry Faulkner, Ernest Fiene, Joseph Floch, William Glackens, Ellen Day Hale, Samuel Halpert, Robert Henri, Joseph Hirsch, Robert and Edward Hopper, Berthe Koch, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Richard Lahey, Paul Manship, Ezio Martinelli, William McKillop, Gari Melchers, Hobart Nichols, Henry Schnakenberg, John Sloan, Raphael Soyer, Eugene Speicher, Maurice Sterne, Stuyvesant Van Veen, Hutton Webster, Esther Williams, Hamilton Wolf, and Andrew Wyeth, among many others.

Kroll also corresponded with many art historians and critics, curators, and gallery owners, such as Arthur Byne, Alfred Churchill, Frank Rehn, and Louis Stern, and several art patrons and collectors such as J. S. Carpenter, Etta Cone, Aldus Higgins, Julius Lempert, and Carl Weeks.

A large amount of the correspondence found here is Leon Kroll's professional correspondence with arts organizations, clubs, and committees in which he participated. These include the American Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers; Artists Equity Association; Municipal Art Committee of New York; National Academy of Design; and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and many others. These files may contain copies of letters between other members, press releases, printed material, meeting minutes, or memos Kroll sent to members. Also found is correspondence with arts administrators regarding federal government art projects and funding, including Edward Bruce, Forbes Watson, and Edward Rowan.

A significant amount of family correspondence, particularly from Leon Kroll to his sister Tess Pergament and mother Harriet Kroll are found in the 2019 additions.
Arrangement note:
In general, letters are filed alphabetically by person or corporate name. Names with five or more letters are filed in their own folders, and the remainder of correspondence is filed in miscellaneous files. Selected correspondents whose names do not appear in headings are indicated in a note following the folder heading. Some correspondence with individuals may also be filed according to the name of the organization with which they were associated. Where they exist, Kroll's outgoing letters are interfiled with incoming letters.

This series has been scanned in its entirety except for the 2019 addition.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Leon Kroll papers, circa 1900-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.krolleon, Series 2
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Leon Kroll papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Municipal Art Committee, City of New York

Collection Creator:
Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Reel 5898, Frame 670-701
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1939, n.d.
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not microfilmed or digitized requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives and lantern slides are housed separately.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Louis Lozowick Papers, 1898-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Louis Lozowick papers
Louis Lozowick papers / Series 5: Organizations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Max Weber Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902-1969
Scope and Contents note:
Found here is Max Weber's personal and professional correspondence, the bulk of which dates from 1915 to 1961. There is correspondence with many fellow artists, including artists he met in his travels and participation in art organizations and committees. There is also correspondence with students and publishers, requests for him to teach, lecture, or write, and business correspondence regarding exhibitions, sales, and donations. There are also a few early letters written by Weber to his parents and letters written to his wife, Frances, and his children.

Artists that Weber corresponded with include George Biddle, Alvin Coburn, Arthur Davies, Marius de Zayas, Katherine Dreier, William Gropper, Chaim Gross, Marsden Hartley, Zoltan Hecht, Milton Horn, Rockwell Kent, Leon Kroll, Barnett Newman, Raphael Soyer, and William Zorach, among many others. Weber also corresponded with many art historians and critics, curators, and gallery owners, such as Frank Crowninshield, Emily Genauer, J. B. Neumann, and Harry Salpeter, as well as art patrons Mabel Dodge, Milton and Edith Lowenthal, and Linda Miller.

Also found is correspondence with arts organizations, clubs, and committees in which he participated. This includes the American Federation of Arts, Artists Equity Association, Art in Federal Buildings, Municipal Art Committee of New York, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, among many others. These files may contain copies of letters between other members as well as printed material sent out to members. Weber also corresponded with schools, galleries, and museums, primarily regarding his participation in events and exhibitions. Also of note is correspondence and invitations regarding the 1945 inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt and the inauguration of John F. Kennedy.

In general, letters are filed alphabetically by person or corporate name. Names with five or more letters are filed in their own folders, and the remainder of correspondence is filed in miscellaneous alphabetical files. Selected correspondents whose names do not appear in headings are indicated in a note following the folder heading. Some correspondence with individuals may also be filed according to the name of the organization with which they were associated. Where they exist, drafts of Weber's outgoing letters are interfiled with incoming letters.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Max Weber papers, 1902-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.webemax, Subseries 2.1
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Max Weber papers
Max Weber papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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City of New York Municipal Art Committee

Collection Creator:
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1938
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Max Weber papers, 1902-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Max Weber papers
Max Weber papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Max Weber Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Ben Benn Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Benn, Ben, 1884-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1915-1993, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Chronological professional and personal letters received by Ben Benn relating to exhibitions, affiliations with various artists' groups, and relationships with other artists and friends. Found are letters from Alfred Barr, Holger Cahill, Juliana Force, Sidney Geist, Kaj Klitgaard, Rowan and Irene LeCompte, Audrey McMahon, Elie and Viola Nadelman, Samuel Rosenblum, Harry Salpeter, and Hugh Stix, and various art galleries and museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Newark Museum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Walker Art Center Also found is correspondence from containing letters from Hudson Walker and others, relating to Benn's one-man exhibition; included are price lists of Benn's paintings.

See Appendix for list of notable correspondents from Series 2.1. and 2.3.
Appendix: Notable Correspondents from Series 2.1. and 2.3.:
Abbott, Jere, (See The Museum of Modern Art)

American Artists' Congress, 1936 (1 letter)

American British Art Center, 1944 (1 letter

American Federation of the Arts, 1959 (1 letter)

American Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers, 1935-1936 (3 letters)

American Society for Technion, Women's Division, Israel Institute of Technology, 1958 (4 letters)

Anderson Galleries, The, 1922 (2 letters)

Arden Studios, Inc., 1931 (1 letter)

Art Appreciation Movement, 1942

Art For Living, 1949 (1 letter)

Art USA, 1959 (2 letters)

Artists Equity Association, 1951 (1 letter)

Artists' Gallery, The, 1937-1956 (11 letters)

Artists' and Sculptors' Division, Joint Distribution Committee, 1938 (1 letter)

Artists for Victory, 1943 (1 letter)

Artists Welfare Fund, Inc., 1973 (1 letter)

Associated American Artists, 1942 (1 letter)

Avery, Milton, 1930 (1 letter)

Barr, Alfred A., 1953-1956 (2 letters): See also The Museum of Modern Art

Baziotes, William, 1942 (1 letter)

Beer-Monti, Federica, (See The Artists' Gallery)

Bender, William H., 1968 (1 letter)

Benton, Tom, undated (1 letter)

Benton, Rita and Tom, 1925 (1 letter)

Benton, Rita, 1926-1928, undated (2 letters)

Biddle, George, 1949-1950 (3 letters)

Bluemner, Oscar, 1918-1932 (2 letters)

Blume, Peter, (See The National Institute of Arts and Letters)

Board, Brewster, (See First Municipal Art Exhibition)

Bourgeois Galleries, 1917-1918 (5 letters)

Bourgeois, P., (See Bourgeois Galleries)

Bourgeois, S., (See Bourgeois Galleries)

Breckinridge, Mrs. Henry, (See City of New York, Municipal Art Committee)

Brooklyn Museum, 1931-1932 (4 letters)

Brown, George Lippincott, 1922 (1 letter)

Brownell-Lamberston Galleries, 1930 (1 letter)

Bruckel, Fred H., (See Montross Gallery)

Bry, Edith, (See Artists' and Sculptors' Division, Joint Distribution Committee)

Bummell, Peter, (See The Museum of Modern Art)

Burck, Jacob, (See New Masses)

Cahill, Holger, (See First Municipal Art Exhibition): See also Works Progress

Administration/Federal Art Project

Carmel, Hilda, (See Artists Welfare Fund)

Chidsey, Alan C., 1937 (1 letter)

City of New York, Municipal Art Committee, 1936 (3 letters)

Coady, R.W., 1915-1918 (5 letters)

Codry, Patrick, (See New Masses)

Coffey, Katherine, (See The Newark Museum)

Cohen, Mildred, (See College Art Association)

College Art Association, 1932-1936 (5 letters; 1 press release)

Committee of Five/League for American Citizenship, 1928 (1 letter)

Corcoran Gallery of Art, The, 1938 (1 letter)

Dasburg, Andrew, 1921, undated (2 letters)

Educational Art Alliance, 1944 (1 letter)

The Day, 1935 (1 letter)

Egan, Charles, (See Egan Gallery)

Egan Gallery, 1946 (1 letter)

Elliott, James H., 1954 (1 letter)

Fair Lawn Art Association, The, 1950 (1 letter)

Ferargil Galleries, 1934 (1 letter)

First Municipal Art Exhibition, 1934 (2 letters)

Fisher, William, 1917-1925 (5 letters)

Fitzgerald, Eleanor M., The Studio Theatre, 1941 (2 letters)

Force, Juliana, (See Whitney Museum of American Art)

Ford Foundation, The, 1958-1960 (7 letters)

Forum Exhibition Committee, The, 1916 (6 letters)

Fraser, Joseph T., (See The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts)

Frueh, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred, 1916 (1 invitation)

Frueh, Alfred, 1917 (1 invitation)

Frueh, Giuliette, 1923 (1 letter)

Geist, Sidney, 1939-1959 (35 letters)

Gerdts, William H., (See The Newark Museum)

Glassgold, C. Adolph, (See Whitney Museum of American Art)

Goff, Carleton, (See Providence Art Club)

Gollomb, Joseph, 1931, undated (2 letters)

Goodyear, A. Conger, (See The Museum of Modern Art)

Hale, Robert Beverly, (See The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Hamlin, Elizabeth, (See Brooklyn Museum)

Hanna Ray, (See John Wanamaker New York)

Harris, Ruth F., (See The New York Times)

Hartley, Marsden, 1934 (1 postcard)

Hellman, George, 1926-1927 (2 letters): See also The New Gallery

Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1974 (1 letter)

Horch, Louis L., (See Roerich Museum)

Irvine, Rosalind, (See Whitney Museum of American Art)

Johnston, E.M., (See Bourgeois Galleries)

Katz, Harry, The Library of Congress, 1993 (1 letter)

Kent, H.W., (See The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Klitgaard, Georgina and Kaj, 1920 (1 letter)

Klitgaard, Kaj, 1921-1936, undated (8 letters)

Korzenik, Lillian, (See American Society for Technion, Women's Division, Israel Institute of Technology

Krasne, Bell, 1954-1955 (2 letters)

Kruse, Alexander Z., 1941 (1 letter)

Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, (See American Artists' Congress)

LaGuardia, Fiorello, 1941 (1 letter)

Lambertson, Dorothy, (See Brownell-Lambertson Galleries)

Lang, Gladys V., (See The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Laurent, Robert, 1920 (1 letter)

Lechay, James, 1971 (1 letter)

LeCompte, Rowan, 1949-1953 (12 letters)

LeCompte, Irene and Rowan, 1952-1967 (12 letters)

LeCompte, Irene, 1951-1953 (4 letters)

Lerner, Abram, (See Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden)

Lewis, Robert, 1950-1952 (5 letters)

Lowry, W. McNeill, (See The Ford Foundation)

McBride, Henry, 1932 (1 letter)

McCausland, Elizabeth, 1951 (1 letter)

McKinney, Roland, (See Pepsi-Cola's Fifth Annual Art Competition): See also The Metropolitan Museum of Art

McMahon, Audrey, (See College Art Association)

Mallette, Alice, (See The Museum of Modern Art)

Marantz, Evelyn, (See Art For Living)

Marvel, Josiah P., The Springfield Museum of Art, 1932 (2 letters)

Meeting Place, The, 1931, (2 letters)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, The, 1939-1957 (8 letters)

Miller, Ann, (See The Fair Lawn Art Association)

Minnigerode, C. Powell, (See The Corcoran Gallery of Art)

Montross Gallery, 1930 (1 letter)

More, Hermon, (See Whitney Museum of American Art)

Museum of Modern Art, The, 1931-1951, undated (5 letters)

Musgrove, Louis, 1935-1954, undated (4 letters)

Musgrove, Nonnie, 1963 (1 letter)

Nadelman, Elie, 1915 (1 letter): in French

Nadelman, Elie and Viola, 1921-1947, undated 6 letters)

Nadelman, Viola, 1925-1929 (4 letters)

National Society of American Art, 1934 (2 letters)

Nestor, Bernard and Dudley Pratt, (See Seattle Art Museum)

New Gallery, The, 1926-1927 (2 letters)

New Masses, 1933 (3 letters)

Newark Museum, The, 1958 (4 letters)

New York Times, The, 1938-1957 (2 letters)

Nordness, Lee, (See Art USA)

Ostrowsky, Abbo, (See Educational Art Alliance)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The, 1942-1965 (3 letters)

Pepsi-Cola's Fifth Annual Art Competition, 1948 (3 letters)

Phillips Memorial Gallery, 1929 (1 letter)

Providence Art Club, 1965 (3 letters)

Rickey, George, 1936 (1 letter)

Ritchie, Andrew C., (See The Museum of Modern Art)

Robinson, Eleanor, (See Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.)

Rockefeller, Mrs. John D., 1940 (1 letter)

Roerich, Horch L., (See Roerich Museum)

Roerich Museum, 1936 (1 letter)

Rogovin, Howard, 1956 (4 letters)

Rollins, Lloyd L., 1944 (3 letters): See also Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project

Ross, Sidney, (See Theatre in Art Exhibition)

Rowan, Edward B., (See Treasury Department, Section of Painting and Sculpture)

Saarinen, Aline B., (See The New York Times)

Salpeter, Harry, (See Harry Salpeter Gallery, Inc.)

Harry Salpeter Gallery, Inc., 1956-1961 (11 letters)

Seattle Art Museum, 1933 (1 letter)

Shahn, Ben, 1949 (1 letter)

Slatkin, Charles E., (See Charles E. Slatkin Galleries)

Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, Inc., 1959 (1 letter)

Society of Independent Artists, The, 1923 (1 letter)

Marie Sterner Fine Arts, 1930 (1 letter)

Stix, Hugh, 1930-1960 (6 letters): See also The Artists' Gallery

Theatre in Art Exhibition, 1932 (2 letters)

Treasury Department, Section of Painting and Sculpture, 1934 (1 letter)

Tschudy, Herbert B., (See Brooklyn Museum)

Usher, Elizabeth, (See The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Van Deventer, S., Kröller-Müller Museum, 1924 (1 letter)

Varian , Dorothy, 1937 (1 letter)

Von Groschwitz, Gustave, (See Ferargil Galleries)

Walker Art Center, 1953-1954 (17 letters)

Walker, Hudson, 1948-1958 (6 letters): See also Hudson Walker Art Center

Walkowitz, Abraham, 1928 (1 letter)

John Wanamaker New York, 1934 (1 letter)

Wehle, Harry B., (See The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Weichsel, John, The People's Guild, 1915 (1 letter)

Whitney Museum of American Art (pre-1930: Whitney Studio Club), 1927-1950, undated (16 letters)

Woodstock Artists Association, 1977 (1 letter)

Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project, 1935-1936 (2 letters)

Wright, Willard Huntington, (See The Forum Exhibition Committee)

Yiddisher Kultur Farband, 1951 (1 letter)

Zorach, William, 1916 (1 letter)

Notable Correspondents from Series 2.3: Velida Benn Correspondence, 1906-1963

Art Foundation, The, 1943 (Page proof of advertisement for Art News)

Ashton, Dore, The New York Times, 1958 (1 letter)

Avery, Sally, 1934 (1 letter)

Benton, Rita, 1925 (2 letters)

Bluemner, Oscar, undated (1 letter)

Bouché, Louis, 1918 (2 letters)

Champanier, Abram, 1933 (1 letter)

City of New York, The, Department of Parks, 1915 (Permit to paint and sketch in the boroughs of Manhattan and Richmond)

Columbia University, 1928-1929 (4 letters)

Force, Juliana, 1933 (1 letter)

Freeman, Anne, (See Juliana Force)

Furlong, Tomás, 1909-1911 (3 letters; 1 letter in Spanish)

Geist, Sidney, 1941-1949 (14 letters)

Hartley, Marsden, 1934 (1 postcard, surname omitted)

Haskell, Juliana, (See Columbia University)

Hitchings, Elisabeth J., College Art Association 1935 (1 letter)

Kelly, Anne, (See Mrs. John D. Rockefeller)

Klitgaard, Kaj, undated (1 note)

LeCompte, Irene, 1951-1953, (2 letters)

LeCompte, Rowan and Robert Lewis, 1949 (1 letter)

Mora, Luis F., 1911 (1 letter in Spanish)

Nadelman, Viola, 1942 (1 letter)

Osma, Julio, 1923-1924 (4 letters: 2 letters in Spanish)

Rockefeller, Mrs. John D., 1931 (1 letter)

Rollins, Lloyd, 1944 (2 postcards)

Salpeter, Betty and Harry, 1956 (1 letter)

Salpeter, Harry, 1960 (1 postcard)

Sanger, William, 1915 (1 letter)

Stella, Joseph, 1918 (1 letter)

Stieglitz, Alfred, 1925 (1 letter)

Weber, Max, 1918 (1 letter)

Weischel, Mr. and Mrs., 1915 (1 postcard)

Zorach, Marguerite, 1915-1916 (2 letters)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Ben Benn papers, 1905-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bennben, Subseries 2.1
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Ben Benn papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Municipal Art Committee, New York City

Collection Creator:
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Peter Blume papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers

Topic:
Quill
Creator:
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Gaylor, Adelaide Lawson, 1889-1986  Search this
Artists Coordination Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Friends of the Young Artists  Search this
Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation  Search this
Municipal Art Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York Society of Women Artists  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Thumb Box Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975  Search this
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Coady, Robert J., 1881-1921  Search this
David, Hermine, 1886-1971  Search this
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970  Search this
Field, Hamilton Easter  Search this
Frost, A. B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928  Search this
Frost, John, 1890-1937  Search this
Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968  Search this
Ganso, Emil, 1895-1941  Search this
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Gwozdecki, Gustaw  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Hart, George Overbury, 1868-1933  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan, 1899-1964  Search this
Howland, Isabella, 1895-1974  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947  Search this
Laurent, Robert, 1890-1970  Search this
Lawson, John Howard, 1894-  Search this
Lie, Jonas, 1880-1940  Search this
Mager, Gus, 1878-  Search this
Morrison, David H. (David Herron), 1885-1934  Search this
Newton, Alice  Search this
Osborn, Frank C., b. 1887  Search this
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930  Search this
Schack, William, b. 1898  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978  Search this
Strater, Henry, 1896-  Search this
Extent:
2.56 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1866-[circa 1986]
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, journals, notebooks, address books, business records, writings, sketchbooks, exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, photographs, and subject files relating to the artistic careers of Wood Gaylor and Adelaide Lawson, to Gaylor's work as a fashion pattern desiger, and, more broadly, to the New York art scene from the 1913 Armory Show through the 1930s.
Included are reminiscences and biographical documents; letters and postcards, some illustrated, from family, friends, artists, galleries, museums, and art organizations; letters of condolence to Adelaide upon Gaylor's death and letters to her concerning his work; original holiday and greeting cards to the Gaylors; a page from Wood's 1952 journal recording names of people attending Kenneth Hayes Miller's funeral and journals kept by Adelaide recording books read, plays attended, travels, and other activities, 1906, 1910 and 1915; a notebook kept by Gaylor regarding his work organizing the 1924 Women's Club exhibition in Jacksonville, Florida, listing artists (among them Pop Hart, Marsden Hartley, Picasso, and Kuniyoshi), titles, and prices of works shipped; business records, including receipts for Gaylor's work consigned or sold to the Downtown Gallery, 1929-1934, tax returns, and other business records, 1922-1979; writings by Wood, including speeches, lectures, and articles on American art and commercial patterns, scripts for New York radio station programs, 1932 and 1949, including a discussion with Salons of America members Alexander Brook, Robert Laurent, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, David H. Morrison, and Peggy Bacon, 1932; writings by others, including 19 poems by Lillian Byrnes, the introduction to the Hamiliton Easter Field Memorial Exhibition catalog by Elsa Rogo, and an organizational memo for the Modern Artists of America with annotations by Wood; four sketchbooks by Wood, 1916, 1923, and undated, and four by Adelaide, 1920-1922 and undated, done while traveling through Europe; and loose sketches by Wood and Adelaide.
Also included are exhibition catalogs and announcements of Wood and Adelaide's group and one-person shows, among them the Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art, Friends of the Young Artists, 1915, Thumb Box Gallery, 1916, the MacDowell Club, 1918, the Dialis at the Civic Club Gallery, 1922, the Colony Club, 1922, Gallery 134 W. 4th, 1925, Downtown Gallery, 1930 and 1932, First Municipal Art Exhibition, Rockefeller Center, 1934, Kew Gardens Art Center, 1951, and the initial exhibition of the Museum of Art of Ogunquit, 1953; catalogs and announcements for other New York artists at Mrs. H. P. Whitney's Studio, 1917, Hamilton Easter Field Memorial Show at the American Art Galleries, 1922, Rockwell Kent at the M. Knoedler & Co., 1919, Walt Kuhn at the Grand Central Art Galleries, 1927, The Wanamaker Regional Art Exhibition, 1934, Yasuo Kuniyoshi at the Municipal Art Galleries, 1939, Kenneth Hayes Miller Commemoration Exhibit at the Art Students League 1949, a hand lettered announcement for the sale of George Overbury "Pop" Hart's watercolors by the Junior Art Patrons of America, undated, and catalogs from exhibitions held at the Gaylor's Barn; newspaper and magazine clippings, mostly photocopies, 1910-1979; a book, "The Technique of Oil Paintings and other Essays" by Hamilton Easter Field, 1913, and issues of the Pagan, 1918 and the Quill, 1918, containing drawings by Wood; photographs, circa 1887-1977, of Wood, Adelaide, family, homes, friends, travel, exhibitions, works of art and works of art by others, including a photograph of Wood by Emil Ganso, of Adelaide in an art class, possibly at the Art Students League, of Adelaide's art classes at the Gaylor Barn, of Jules Pascin, Hermine L. David-Pascin, Gustaw Gwozdecki, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Katherine Schmidt-Shubert, Robert Laurent, Frank and Alice Osborn and David H. Morrison, the Armory Show, the Carnegie Institute International in Pittsburgh, and the construction and installation of the Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation Collection at the Museum of Art, Ogunquit, Maine; subject files containing, correspondence, business records, writings, printed material, and photographs, on: Samuel Hawk, 1877; Penguin Club, 1917-1919; Wood's trusteeship of the Jules Pascin Estate, 1930-1956; Salons of America, 1923-1953 (including a group photo of Fiorella La Guardia, Holger Cahill, Robert Laurent, David H. Morrison, and Wood from the 1935 exhibition opening at Rockefeller Center); Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation, 1930-1966; New York City Municipal Art Committee, 1934-1937; Armory Show 50th Anniversary Exhibition, 1962-1963; and the New York Society of Women Artists, 1928-1976. The collection also contains biographical documents and correspondence of and relating to the Gaylor's daughter, Isabel Dale Gaylor.
Correspondents include Josephine Baker, Robert J. Coady, Evelyn Cutler, Margaret Di Silver, John and Betty Dos Passos, Hugo Gellert of the Artists Coordination Committee, Edith Halpert, Isabella Howland, Stefan Hirsch, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Robert Laurent, John Howard Lawson, Jonas Lie, Gus Mager, Alice Newton, William Schack, Henry Strater, and Dr. Martin G. Vorhaus among others.
One postcard July 1916, sent from Charleston, South Carolina, from Jules Pascin To Samuel Wood Gaylor.
A circa 100 page typescript of a record of reminiscences on Gaylor's early art career. This is one of 4 parts dictated by Gaylor in 1953. This recording was used as the basis for Jean Lipman's article "Wood Gaylor: Diary of the Carefree Years," published in Art In America, December 1963.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and lithographer Samuel Wood Gaylor (1883-1957) was born in Stamford, Connecticut and studied at the National Academy of Design, New York, under Walt Kuhn. He exhibited at the Armory Show, the Penguin Club, and the Downtown Gallery and participated in many art organizations including the Kit-Kat Club, the Penguin Club, Modern Artists of America, American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Engravers. He served on the board for the Salons of America, the Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation, the New York City Municipal Art Committee, and the Museum of Art, Ogunquit, Maine.
Provenance:
Material on reel D9 was donated in 1958 by T. J. McCormick. Material on reel D160 was donated in 1964 by Adelaide Lawson Gaylor. The remainder was donated in 1986 by the Gaylors' sons, Wynn L. and Randall Gaylor. 16 items, mostly cards and letters to Gaylor were donated in 2008 by Christine Oaklander in honor of Dr. William Innes Homer, Art Historian and Professor Emeritus at the University of Delaware. Oaklander purchased the letters from Wyn Gaylor. An additional 21 documents, mostly cards and letters to Gaylor, were donated in 2015 by Wynn Gaylor.
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.
Occupation:
Lithographers -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Artist couples  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.gaylwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Mildred Baker papers

Creator:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Municipal Art Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Technical Services Laboratory (National Space Technology Laboratories)  Search this
United Federal Workers of America  Search this
Baker, Jacob  Search this
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Weiss, Adolph, 1891-1971  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Date:
1882
1923-1997
Summary:
The papers of arts administrator Mildred Baker measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1997, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923 to 1997. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence; writings; files related to her work on the WPA Federal Art Project and other institutional art projects; printed material; photographs of Baker; and photographs and papers related to the work of her husband, Jacob Baker, who also administered programs for the WPA.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of arts administrator Mildred Baker measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1997, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923 to 1997. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence; writings; files related to her work on the WPA Federal Art Project and other institutional art projects; printed material; photographs of Baker; and photographs and papers related to the work of her husband, Jacob Baker, who also administered programs for the WPA.

Biographical materials include birth and award certificates, curriculum vitae, divorce documents, an oral history transcript, and genealogical research and information on Baker's family, including her brother, the composer and bassoonist Adolph Weiss.

Correspondence is primarily with Baker's friends, business associates, researchers, and art institutions discussing personal relationships, research inquiries into the administration of the Federal Art Project, and loans and gifts of artwork to various institutions. The series includes Baker's responses to researcher requests regarding FAP exhibitions, programs, artists, and recollections of her fellow administrators.

Writings by Baker consist of reminiscences, 8 travel diaries, 3 essays, an exhibition catalog introduction, 4 lectures, and miscellaneous notes. Writings by others consist of 4 essays on contemporary art and art administration.

Federal Art Project files include correspondence; artist and exhibition lists; memoranda and general information; reports; speeches; information and photographs related to regional art centers and black artists; printed material; and miscellaneous material related to the Index of American Design, Southern California Art Project, and the Technical Services Laboratory.

General project files include information for 4 exhibitions, including the 1934 First Municipal Art and Salon of America Exhibitions; reports and speeches for the Newark Museum; information on the commissioning of the New Jersey Council on the Arts; and member information from the Woman Pays Club.

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, newsletters, press releases, and a commercial recording of Alice Tully Hall.

Photographs are of Mildred Baker, including photos during her tenure at the Federal Art Project and Newark Museum. There is also a photograph of fellow FAP administrator Audrey McMahon.

Materials related to Jacob Baker include interview recordings and transcripts; personal correspondence with friends and business associates; writings and speeches; information related to Baker's work for the United Federal Workers of America; printed materials; and photographs of Baker.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1882, 1934-1990 (7 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1937-1997 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1940-1985 (17 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Federal Art Project, WPA, circa 1934-1953 (0.8 linear feet, Box 1-2)

Series 5: Project Files, 1934-1991 (0.4 linear feet, Box 2)

Series 6: General Printed Material, 1923-1996 (11 folders; Box 2-4)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1934-1992 (2 folders; Box 3)

Series 8: Jacob Baker, 1930-1975 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Mildred Baker (1905-1998) was an arts administrator who worked in New York City, New York; Newark, New Jersey; and Washington, D.C.

Baker was born in Brooklyn, New York to composer and musician George Weiss and his wife Sophia Soennichsen, whose family were also musicians and writers. In 1925, while enrolled at the University of Rochester, she married the artist Ernest Holzhauer and together they moved to Europe for study and travel. In 1927, they returned to New York where Baker began working in administrative positions for the Van Diemen Galleries and the College Art Association. In 1934, she was hired by Holger Cahill to assist him in organizing Rockefeller Center's Salons of America Exhibition and First Municipal Art Exhibition. After the success of these shows, in 1935, Baker was hired as Cahill's assistant after he was selected to run the Federal Art Project for the Work Projects Administration in Washington, D.C.

While working for the Federal Art Project, Baker was appointed director of exhibitions and surveyed the work of over 100 art centers, organized over 500 traveling exhibitions, and managed the final allocation of artworks created for the FAP. In 1940, Baker divorced Mr. Holzhauer and married Jacob Baker, an economist and WPA administrator, union organizer, and a founder of the left-wing Vanguard Press, in 1947. After overseeing the closing of the Federal Art Project offices in Washington, Baker and her husband moved back to New York and became longtime residents of the Chelsea Hotel. Baker joined the staff of the Newark Museum in 1944, was promoted to assistant director in 1949, and to associate director in charge of exhibitions and programs from 1953 until her retirement in 1971.

In 1963, Baker was appointed by Governor Richard Hughes to the Commission to Study the Arts in New Jersey, and while serving as vice chairman, she oversaw the establishment of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club, Women's City Club, Woman Pays Club, and American Association of Museums. Baker died on December 9, 1998.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections related to Mildred Baker and the WPA Federal Art Project. There are two oral histories with Mildred Baker, one conducted by Harlan Phillips, September 21, 1963 and another by William Agee, July 22, 1965. There is also an oral history with Jacob Baker conducted by Harlan Phillips, September 25, 1963. Transcripts of the interviews conducted by Harlan Phillips are found within the collection. Collections related to the Federal Art Project include the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records and the Holger Cahill papers.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel D110 including exhibition catalogs and clippings. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Mildred Baker donated her papers in several increments between 1971 and 1993. In 1999, the bulk of her papers were donated to the archives by Baker's estate executor, Patricia Haskell, some of which included materials that had been loaned for microfilming in 1963.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Citation:
Mildred Baker papers, 1882, 1923-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bakemild
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Marchal Landgren Papers

Creator:
Landgren, Marchal E.  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Contemporary Arts (Gallery)  Search this
Joseph Mitchell Gallery  Search this
Municipal Art Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Old Print Shop (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
University of Maryland at College Park  Search this
Washington, D.C.. Public Library  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir, 1904-  Search this
Constant, George  Search this
Cox, George Collins, 1851-1902  Search this
De Laittre, Eleanor, 1911-  Search this
Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Fruhauf, Aline, 1909-1978  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952  Search this
Geist, Sidney  Search this
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937  Search this
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Harari, Hananiah, 1912-2000  Search this
Higgins, Eugene, 1874-1958  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879  Search this
Janauschek, Francesca Romana Magdalena, 1830-1904  Search this
Kane, John, 1860-1934  Search this
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936  Search this
Laufman, Sidney, 1891-  Search this
Logasa, Charles, 1883-1936  Search this
Mitchell, Donald Grant, 1822-1908  Search this
Newman, Robert Loftin, 1827-1912  Search this
Orr, Elliot, 1904-1997  Search this
Portinari, Cândido, 1903-1962  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Sprinchorn, Carl, 1887-1971  Search this
Extent:
15.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Christmas cards
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Drawings
Date:
1881-circa 1982
bulk 1930-1975
Summary:
The papers of Washington, D.C. art historian, librarian, author, educator, and art consultant Marchal Landgren measure 15.3 linear feet and date from 1881 to circa 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1975. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, professional and organization files, research projects' files, scattered personal business records, printed materials, two clippings scrapbooks, photographical materials, and scattered artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Washington, D.C. art historian, librarian, author, educator, and art consultant Marchal Landgren measure 15.3 linear feet and date from 1881 to circa 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1975. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, professional and organization files, research projects' files, scattered personal business records, printed materials, two clippings scrapbooks, photographical materials, and scattered artwork.

Biographical material includes address cards, an appointment book, curriculum vitaes, genealogical materials, and military records. Correspondence is with artists, clients, colleagues, museums, and universities, and is predominantly professional in nature. Correspondents include Albert E. Gallatin, George Gershwin, Ira Glackens, Sidney Laufman, Elliot Orr, Candido Portinari, and Carl Sprinchorn, among others.

Writings include miscellaneous published and unpublished writings and drafts by Marchal Landgren primarily those not associated with his major research projects. These include various articles written for magazines and journals, manuscript drafts, research notes, and notebooks. There is also a file of writings by others that includes the John Mitchell Gallery Notes.

Professional and organizational files document Landgren's positions and work for educational institutions and arts organizations, including the American Abstract Artists Group, Art Students League of New York, Association of Artists Equity of Washington D. C., Contemporary Arts, D. C. Public Library, Library Journal, New York City Municipal Art Committee, Old Print Shop, Inc., and the University of Maryland, among others. These files also contain correspondence, perhaps the most notable found in the file on the American Abstract Artists Group which includes letters from Josef Albers, Eleanor de Laittre, Sidney Geist, Balcomb Greene, Hananiah Harari, and Harry Holtzman.

Well over one-half of the collection consists of files for Landgren's ongoing research projects on numerous artists and photographers, Latin American art, as well as his bibliographic reference projects. The bulk of the files cover his research, writing, and curatorial work on Robert Loftin Newman. Files are also found for Berenice Abbott, Milton Avery, George Constant, George Collins Cox, Aline Fruhauf, Eugene Higgins, William Morris Hunt, John Kane, Charles Logasa, Elliot Orr, and Albert Pinkham Ryder, among many others.

Personal business records include personal and general expense documentation and scattered exhibition price lists. Printed materials include clippings, exhibition catalogs, and miscellaneous published articles and essays. There are two scrapbooks of clippings.

There are photographs, slides, and negatives of images of Landgren, other artists and notable figures in the art world, and of artwork. Of note is a portrait photograph of Juliana Force by Cecil Beaton, one photograph by Berenice Abbott, "Barclay Street Ferry", and 14 taken by George C. Cox of Rudyard Kipling, Clyde Fitch, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Madame Fanny Janauschek, Donald G. Mitchell, and others.

The papers also include scattered artwork, including holiday cards illustrated by artists, and sketches and drawings by other artists.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 10 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1890-circa 1981 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1930-circa 1982 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1932-circa 1982 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 4: Professional and Organizational Files, circa 1910-circa 1977 (3.4 linear feet; Boxes 3-6)

Series 5: Research Projects' Files, 1881-circa 1982 (6.9 linear feet; Boxes 6-13, 15)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, circa 1934-circa 1982 (0.4 linear feet; Box 13)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1927-circa 1981 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 13-14)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, circa 1931-circa 1979 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 14-15)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, circa 1930s-circa 1978 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 14-15)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1930s-circa 1940s (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 14-15)
Biographical / Historical:
Marchal E. Landgren (1907-1983) was an art historian, librarian, educator, author, and art consultant, active in New York and Washington, D. C.

As associate director and board member of Contemporary Arts, Inc. in New York, Landgren established a program for providing artists with their first solo exhibition in New York, including those of John Kane and Mark Tobey. In 1932, he directed the exhibition schedule at the New School for Social Research; and in 1935, Landgren served as the director of art activities for the New York City Municipal Art Committee where he facilitated many exhibitions over the course of five years, including Recent Paintings by Boris Aronson at Babcock Galleries in 1938.

Working as a freelance art consultant, researcher, and author, Landgren organized numerous exhibitions between 1932 and 1950 of the work of Milton Avery, George C. Cox, Elliot Orr, Robert Loftin Newman, and Albert Pinkham Ryder. He also edited several arts publications, including the Old Print Shop Portfolio, John Mitchell Gallery Notes, and arts manuscripts for Oxford University Press.

In 1939, Landgren was selected by the New York World's Fair Commision to prepare historical notes on Latin American art for the exhibition catalogs of the Latin American art exhibition. After the Fair, he continued his research on this topic and wrote several articles, as well as lecturing on Latin American painting at the Art Students League of New York, the Newark Art Club, and the National Education Association at the Boston Museum.

After serving in the U. S. Army Air Force during World War II, Landgren moved to Washington, D. C. in 1950 and began work as the arts division readers' advisor for the D. C. Public Library. For seventeen years, he built up the library's general collection of art books and created extensive files of art exhibition catalogs.

In 1967, he took a position as a bibliographic consultant for the fine arts department at the University of Maryland. He became director of the University's art gallery and of the art department museum training program. During his tenure at the University of Maryland, Landgren conducted graduate seminars in art history, edited and published exhibition catalogs, and organized exhibitions, including The Late Landscapes of William Morris Hunt in 1976.

Landgren was a visiting scholar at the Smithsonian Institution's National Collection of Fine Arts and curated an exhibition of paintings by Robert Loftin Newman held there from 1973 to 1974 and at the Tennessee Fine Arts Center in 1974.

Marchal Landgren authored two books: Years of Art: The Story of the Art Students League of New York (Robert M. McBride and Company, 1940), and Robert Loftin Newman (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974). He was a regular reviewer of art books for the Library Journal from 1958 to 1972, and contributed reviews to Trend, Magazine of Art, and other journals. He was awarded a research grant by the American Council of Learned Societies in 1963 for his study of George C. Cox and did a great deal of research in American art and American art institutions for an unfinished manuscript. He also worked on a bibliography of art literature which he never completed.
Provenance:
The Marchal Landgren papers were donated by Landgren in 1974, and by the Landgren estate via David Huddle in 1983.
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.
Rights:
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.
Occupation:
Librarians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Educators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Authors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art historians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art consultants -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Christmas cards
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Drawings
Citation:
Marchal Landgren papers, 1881-circa 1982, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.landmarc
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Professional and Organizational Files

Collection Creator:
Landgren, Marchal E.  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet (Boxes 3-6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1910-circa 1977
Scope and Contents:
Found here are materials relating to the many positions held by Marchal Landgren at educational institutions and arts organizations. Files include the American Abstract Artists Group, Art Students League of New York, D. C. Public Library, New York City Municipal Art Committee, and the University of Maryland, among others. Files may include correspondence, notes, photographs, printed materials, writings, and other materials. Of particular note is the file on the American Abstract Artists Group which contains letters from Josef Albers, Eleanor de Laittre, Sidney Geist, Balcomb Greene, Hananiah Harari, and Harry Holtzman.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Marchal Landgren papers, 1881-circa 1982, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.landmarc, Series 4
See more items in:
Marchal Landgren Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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