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Peter Pollack papers

Creator:
Pollack, Peter, 1909-1978  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Abrams, Harry N.  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Brassaï, 1899-  Search this
Cole, Sylvan  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
De Diego, Julio, 1900-  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A., 1916-1979  Search this
Gernsheim, Helmut, 1913-  Search this
Halsman, Philippe  Search this
Harissiadis, Dimitrios  Search this
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Mayer, Grace M.  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993  Search this
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1979
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; photographs; writings and lecture notes; and printed material; and a scrapbook.
Circa 300 personal letters, 1945-1970, to Pollack from painter Richard Florsheim.
Files of correspondence and clippings pertaining to Pollack's career as a curator and photography historian. Most of the files concern Pollack's book "The Picture History of Photography." Other files concern Pollack's work on publications for Harry N. Abrams, Inc., the Worcester Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. Also included are writings and lecture notes; a few letters and clippings from scrapbooks; and miscellany. Correspondents include: Ansel Adams, Gyuia Halasz Brassai, Sylvan Cole, Julio De Diego, Helmut Gernsheim, Philippe Halsman, Dimitrios Harissiadis, Yousuf Karsh, Grace M. Mayer, and Beaumont Newhall.
Personal correspondence, 1954-1976, with Richard Florsheim discussing various career choices and projects, exhibition openings, Florsheim's art dealers, and book projects Florsheim was involved in; project files, 1948-1962, regarding Pollack's position as the New York City-based Public Relations Consultant for the Archives of American Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Guggenheim, and other institutions. Included are letters, news releases, catalogs, announcements and some photographs and clippings of such projects as the International Biennial of Prints and the AAA European art tour trip.
Also included is a scrapbook, 1939-1943, concerning exhibitions and activities of the South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, sponsored by the Illinois Art Project of the WPA-FAP and supervised by Pollack, 1938-1942. The center's purpose was to advance African American art and artists. Included are by-laws; letters from Alain Locke, and Richmond Barthe; photographs of Pollack, Jules Carlen, Horace Pippin, Eldzier Cortor, Canada Lee, Julio de Diego, Jesus Torres, and Eleanor Roosevelt at the dedication of the center, 1941; a typescript of a lecture by Daniel Catton Rich "The Art Museum and the Community Art Center," delivered at the Museum Director's conference, Detroit Institute of Arts, May 1940, newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs and other printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Pollack (1909-1978) was a photographer, curator, historian, and writer in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reels 822 and 4886-4887 donated 1974-1977 by Pollack, except for the scrapbook which was donated by Jane de Hart, an art historian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who received it from Pollack for her research on African American artists and WPA projects. Material on reels 2385-2390 was lent for microfilming in 1981 by Creilly Pollack, Pollack's widow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Museum curators  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Photography  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Function:
Art centers -- Illinois -- Chicago
Identifier:
AAA.pollpete
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pollpete

Creative photography, 1826 to the present; an exhibition from the Gernsheim collection, by Helmut and Alison Gernsheim

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Gernsheim, Alison  Search this
Physical description:
130 p. 48 plates. 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1963
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Call number:
TR6.G5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_254200

Photo-classics I : Victorian photography

Title:
Photo classics
Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Bischof, Werner Adalbert 1916-1954  Search this
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : chiefly ill., ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Art collections
Date:
1971
[1971?]
Topic:
Photography--History--Catalogs  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .P475 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_609450

Fritz Henle, 1909-1993 : die Quadratur der Schönheit / [Ausstellung und Katalog, Brigitte Buberl ; mit Beiträgen von Helmut Gernsheim, Enno Kaufhold, Günter Metken]

Author:
Henle, Fritz 1909-  Search this
Buberl, Brigitte  Search this
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Kaufhold, Enno 1944-  Search this
Metken, Günter 1928-  Search this
Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte der Stadt Dortmund  Search this
Subject:
Henle, Fritz 1909- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : ill., ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Travel photography--Exhibitions  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.H4695 B9 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_501967

Masterpieces of Victorian photography, 1840-1900, from the Gernsheim collection : published by the Arts Council of Great Britain on the occasion of the Festival of Britain

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Arts Council of Great Britain  Search this
Physical description:
35 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Biography
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1951
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography--Catalogs  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_418675

Flohmärkte = Fleamarkets = Les marchés aux puces / Joel D. Levinson ; [articles, Helmut Gernsheim, Lou Stoumen ; Deutsche Übersetzung von Renate Holub ; traduit en français par Andrée Teperman Schute]

Title:
Fleamarkets
Marchés aux puces
Author:
Levinson, Joel D  Search this
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-1995  Search this
Stoumen, Louis Clyde  Search this
Subject:
Levinson, Joel D  Search this
Physical description:
92 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Catalogs
Date:
1986
©1986
Topic:
Flea markets  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647.L557 F6 1986
TR647.L557 F6 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_437546

The man behind the camera. Foreword by Rathbone Holme

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Physical description:
144 p., [54] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1948
[1948]
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR139.G4X 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_443237

Windows of light : a bibliography of the serials literature within the Gernsheim & Photography Collections of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center / by Roy Flukinger

Author:
Flukinger, Roy 1947-  Search this
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center  Search this
Subject:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913- Literary collections  Search this
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Gernsheim Collection Bibliography  Search this
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Photography Collection Bibliography  Search this
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Literary collections Bibliography  Search this
Physical description:
411 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Photography--Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z7134 .F64 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_466001

A Second look : women photographers of the Gernsheim Collection / edited by Andrea Inselmann for the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Austin, Texas

Author:
Inselmann, Andrea  Search this
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center  Search this
Deutscher Werkbund Frankfurt  Search this
Fototage (1st : 1993 : Frankfurt am Main, Germany)  Search this
Subject:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913- Photograph collections Exhibitions  Search this
Gernsheim, Alison Photograph collections Exhibitions  Search this
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Photograph collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Texas
Austin
Date:
1993
[1993]
Topic:
Women photographers  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photograph collections--Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_470629

Alvin Langdon Coburn, photographer : an autobiography with over 70 reproductions of his works / edited by Helmut and Alison Gernsheim ; with a new introd. by Helmut Gernsheim

Author:
Coburn, Alvin Langdon 1882-1966  Search this
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Gernsheim, Alison  Search this
Subject:
Coburn, Alvin Langdon 1882-1966  Search this
Physical description:
x, 145 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647.C62 A1 1978
TR647.C62A1 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_346628

A concise history of photography / Helmut Gernsheim

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Physical description:
150 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Call number:
TR15.G36 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_351910

The rise of photography : 1850-1880, the age of collodion / Helmut Gernsheim

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Physical description:
285 p. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
1988, c1987
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .G37 1988
TR15.G37 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_362240

Historic events, 1839-1939 [by] Helmut and Alison Gernsheim

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Gernsheim, Alison  Search this
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913- Recording eye  Search this
Physical description:
254 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960]
Topic:
History, Modern--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
D358.5.G453 1960aX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_255247

L.J.M. Daguerre (1787-1851), the world's first photographer, by Helmut and Alison Gernsheim

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Gernsheim, Alison  Search this
Subject:
Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mandé 1787-1851  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 216 p. illus., plates, ports. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1956
Call number:
CT275.D128G3 1956
TR140.D3G47X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_255904

The origins of photography / Helmut Gernsheim

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Physical description:
280 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .G37 1982bX
TR15.G37 1982bX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_164130

Incunabula of British photographic literature : a bibliography of British photographic literature, 1839-75, and British books illustrated with original photographs / Helmut Gernsheim

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Berger, John X  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1984
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Call number:
Z7134.G47 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_193167

Creative photography: aesthetic trends, 1839-1960

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Physical description:
258 p. illus., ports. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
[1962]
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Call number:
TR650 .G37 1962
TR650.G37 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_11944

The history of photography from the earliest use of the camera obscura in the eleventh century up to 1914, by Helmut Gernsheim in collaboration with Alison Gernsheim

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 395 p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1955
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .G37
TR15.G37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_19329

The recording eye; a hundred years of great events as seen by the camera, 1839-1939 [by] Helmut and Alison Gernsheim

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Gernsheim, Alison  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 254 p. illus., ports. 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1960
[1960]
Topic:
History, Modern--Pictorial works  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Call number:
TR6 .G37 E1960
TR6.G37 E1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_19666

A concise history of photography [by] Helmut Gernsheim in collaboration with Alison Gernsheim

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Gernsheim, Alison  Search this
Physical description:
314 p. illus. (part col.), facsims., ports. (part col.) 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .G37c
TR15.G37c
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20717

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