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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

50 lithographs [by] James N. Rosenberg

Author:
Rosenberg, James N (James Naumburg) b. 1874  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (chiefly illus.) 30 x 38 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
Call number:
NE2312.R813 A1
NE2312.R813A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_90178

Seventy-five pictures by James N. Rosenberg and 117 pictures by Marsden Hartley : to be sold by auction by order of Mr. Rosenberg and Mr. Hartley : Tuesday evening, May seventeenth at eight fifteen

Author:
Rosenberg, James N (James Naumburg) b. 1874  Search this
Hartley, Marsden 1877-1943  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946  Search this
Chapman, Frederick A  Search this
American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Rosenberg, James N (James Naumburg) b. 1874 Catalogs  Search this
Hartley, Marsden 1877-1943  Search this
Physical description:
15 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
1921
Call number:
N40.1.R72 A54 1921
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_468626

Painter's self-portrait. Edited with an introd. by Milton S. Fox

Author:
Rosenberg, James N (James Naumburg) b. 1874  Search this
Physical description:
203 p. illus. (part mounted; part col.) ports. 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1958
Call number:
N40.1.R72 F7
N40.1.R72F7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_48298

James N. Rosenberg papers

Creator:
Rosenberg, James N. (James Naumburg), b. 1874  Search this
Names:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kennerley, Mitchell, 1878-1950  Search this
Lebduska, Lawrence, 1894-1966  Search this
Redmond, Roland Livingston, 1892-1982  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965 -- Photographs  Search this
Photographer:
Fleischer, Walter R.  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 1 microfilm reel))
1 Volume (Unmicrofilmed)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Sketchbooks
Date:
1911-1961
Scope and Contents:
REEL 674: 655 letters; a diary-sketchbook (April 1959, France); notes and writings such as anecdotes and stories; copies of 2 unpublished works; exhibition mailing lists, catalogs and announcements; 15 photographs of Rosenberg's work; pamphlets on Jewish resettlement; and clippings. Among the correspondents are Roland Redmond and others concerning Rosenberg's "Nine Open Letters to the Metropolitan Museum," Mitchell Kennerley, and Lawrence Lebduska.
UNMICROFILMED: 1 v., "New Pictures & the New Gallery, 1923," with a forward by Rosenberg.
REEL 1817 (fr. 1063-1064): One photograph of Harvard art professor, Paul Sachs, which was previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists II and has subsequently been scanned and returned to the Rosenberg papers.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, patron, lawyer; New York, N.Y.; d. 1970.
Provenance:
Donated 1960 by James N. Rosenberg. Photograph on reel 1817 microfilmed in 1980 as part of AAA's Photographs of Artists-Collection Two.
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:
Lawyers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.rosejame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f358491b-6664-495d-9296-4a376e5157f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosejame

Whistler lithographs from the Jessop and Underhill Collections and paintings by Whistler : the collection of James N. Rosenberg of New York : paintings and etchings by Zorn...etchings by Whistler and Meryon

Author:
Anderson Galleries, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Jessop, Walter H Art collections  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Zorn, Anders 1860-1920  Search this
Méryon, Charles 1821-1868  Search this
Rosenberg, James N (James Naumburg) b. 1874 Art collections  Search this
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1922
Topic:
Lithography--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NE2312.W45 A4 1922
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_852848

New pictures and the New Gallery, 1923. Foreword by James N. Rosenberg

Author:
New Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Rosenberg, James N (James Naumburg) b. 1874  Search this
Physical description:
12 p. 58 plates 25cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Date:
1923
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Call number:
ND195 .N58 1923
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642490

Unfinished business: James N. Rosenberg papers. Edited with a pref. by Maxwell Geismar

Author:
Rosenberg, James N (James Naumburg) b. 1874  Search this
Geismar, Maxwell David 1909-  Search this
Physical description:
v, 377 p. illus., ports. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
[1967]
Call number:
N40.1.R72 G3
N40.1.R72G3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20557

Pastel expressions : return of the 27th Division, March twenty- fifth, 1919 / by James N. Rosenberg

Author:
Rosenberg, James N (James Naumburg) b. 1874  Search this
Subject:
Rosenberg, James N (James Naumburg) b. 1874  Search this
United States Army Division, 27th Pictorial works  Search this
Physical description:
61 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1919
Call number:
N40.1.R72x P2
N40.1.R72xP2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_213246

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