Correspondence is with Asian art scholars and collectors, museums, galleries, universities, and art dealers, and includes letters, cards, and postcards received, as well as several outgoing letters from Singer. Topics of conversation include loan requests and viewings of Singer's collection; Chinese art object consultations; notices of items of interest up for auction; ongoing discussions of the disposition of Singer's collection upon his death; and publication of and edits to his collection catalog project.
The following list is selective and represents about seventy-five percent of the individuals who corresponded with Paul Singer.
Bahr, Edna H.
Barnard, Noel (The Australian National University)
Beach, Milo C. (Arthur M. Sackler Gallery)
Brinker, Helmut H. (Fogg Art Museum)
Bulling, Anneliese Gutkind
Bunker, Emma C.
Bush, George, President
Capon, Edmund (Victoria & Albert Museum)
Caro, Frank (C.T. Loo--gallery)
Chait, Ralph M.
Chang, Kwang-chih (Yale University)
Chase, Thomas W. (Freer Gallery of Art)
Cheung, Kwong-yue (The Australian National University)
Chow, Fang (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Chu, Jen-hsing (National Palace Museum)
Cleveland, Richard S. (The Saint Louis Art Museum)
Cox, Warren E.
Crawford, John M., Jr.
D'Argence, Ivon (M.H. de Young Memorial Museum)
Dohrenwend, Doris J. (The Royal Ontario Museum)
du Boulay, Anthony (Christie's, New York)
Fontein, Jan (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Fu, Marilyn (Princeton University)
Fu, Shen (Freer Gallery of Art)
Gettens, Rutherford J.
Gichner, Lawrence E.
Goepper, Roger (Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst)
Gray, Basil (British Museum)
Grisdale, Dick and Marjorie
Hathaway, Calvin S. (The Cooper Union)
Hayashi, Minao (Kyoto University)
Higuchi, T. (Kyoto University
Hippen, Will, Jr. (Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego)
Huber, Louisa G. Fitzgerald
Hsu, F. Richard (China Institute in America)
Keene, Manuel D.
Kelley, Clarence W. (The Dayton Art Institute)
Kimpel, Ben (Drew University)
Kuwayama, George (L.A. County Museum of Art)
Lally, James (Sotheby Park Bernet)
Lee, Sammy Yukuan (Oriental House, Ltd.)
Lee, Sherman E. (The Cleveland Museum of Art)
Levitan, Kit Carson Bennett
Little, Stephen (The Cleveland Museum of Art; Asian Art Musuem of San Francisco)
Loehr, Max (Fogg Art Museum)
Loekl, Greta Schreyer
Loh, Pichon P.Y. (Upsala College)
Maeda, Robert J. (Brandeis University)
Mackay, Colin J. D. (Sotheby's, London)
Marumoto, Shinichi (Kadansha Publishers)
Matsumoto, Helen L.
Mowry, Robert D. (The Asia Society)
Neill, Mary Gardner (Yale University Art Gallery)
Poor, Richard (University of Minnesota)
Proctor, Patty (Royal Ontario Museum)
Ravenal, Richard S. (Asian Gallery)
Rawson, Jessica (The British Museum)
Reynolds, Valrae (The Newark Museum)
Rockefeller, John D., 3rd
Rockefeller, Mrs. John D. (Blanchette)
Sackler, Arthur M.
Sackler, Marietta Lutze
Scott, Hugh (U.S. Senate)
Shangraw, Clarence F. (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco)
Sickman, Laurence (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)
Spelman, Ruth (C.W. Post Center)
Sullivan, Michael (Univ. Of Malaya in Singapore)
Swann, Peter C. (Museum of Eastern Art, Oxford)
Trousdale, William (U.S. National Museum)
Trubner, Henry (The Royal Ontario Museum)
Tsang, Shu-ping Teng (National Palace Museum)
Tsiang, Katherine R.
Tung, Tom Wu (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Wardwell, Allen (The Asia Society)
Washburn, Gordon B. (The Asia Society)
Watson, William (Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, Univ. Of London)
Whitfield, Roderick (Princeton University)
Wilson, Marc F. (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)
Wu, Tung (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Ziebold, Thomas O. (Braddock Services Inc.)
Woodward, Hiram W., Jr. (The Walters Art Gallery)
The bulk of the files are arranged alphabetically by correspondent or corresponding institution. Numerous copies made after the receipt of the collection are of select letters and postcards and have not been further sorted.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
The Paul Singer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.