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Nina Howell Starr papers

Creator:
Starr, Nina Howell  Search this
Names:
International Women's Art Festival  Search this
Museum of American Folk Art  Search this
Photographic Historical Society of New York  Search this
Professional Women's Photographers, Inc.  Search this
Sharon Arts Center  Search this
Southern Regional Council  Search this
Brandt, Helene, 1936-  Search this
Cohen, Stephenie  Search this
Coke, Van Deren, 1921-  Search this
Connor, Linda  Search this
Daitz, Evelyne Z.  Search this
DiSpirito, Henry, 1898-1995  Search this
Evans, Minnie, 1892-  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo, 1894-  Search this
Kernan, Margo, 1927-  Search this
Kruger, Louise, 1924-  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-1992  Search this
Putnam, Wallace, 1899-1989  Search this
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Rose, Ruth Starr, 1887-1965  Search this
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Sherwood, Maggie, 1922-1984  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976  Search this
Szarwarski, John  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
21.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Drawings
Sketches
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Prints
Date:
circa 1933-1996
Summary:
The papers of photographer and art historian Nina Howell Starr measure 21.2 linear feet and date from circa 1933 to 1996. The papers contain research files about various art historical topics, museums and galleries, photography, and artists. There are extensive files documenting Starr's relationship as researcher, dealer, and friend of folk painter Minnie Evans. Additionally, the papers include biographical materials, writings, speeches, project files, printed material collected or authored by Starr, and hundreds of artistic and documentary photographs and negatives created by Starr depicting her travels, Minnie Evans' paintings, roadside folk art, and other topics.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of photographer and art historian Nina Howell Starr measure 21.2 linear feet and date from circa 1933 to 1996. The papers contain research files about various art historical topics, museums and galleries, photography, and artists. There are extensive files documenting Starr's relationship as researcher, dealer, and friend of folk painter Minnie Evans. Additionally, the papers include biographical materials, writings, speeches, project files, printed material collected or authored by Starr, and hundreds of artistic and documentary photographs and negatives created by Starr depicting her travels, Minnie Evans' paintings, roadside folk art, and other topics.

Biographical materials are scattered and include grant and publication applications, curriculum vitae, lists of artwork, and miscellany.

Starr's lectures, writings, and project files are arranged into one series. They include Starr's student writings, a notebook about Civil Rights, files documenting her work on a Florida public housing project, the Southern Regional Council, and the League of Women Voters. A few files of general writings and lectures mostly concern folk artist Minnie Evans and the exhibition Women Photograph Men, held at the International Women's Arts Festival in 1976.

Subject files on artists, art history topics, photographers and photography (including Starr's work), and on folk artist and friend Minne Evans comprise the bulk of the collection. The files are a mix of collated materials and primary sources created by Starr and others and many contain correspondence, notes, photographs, and a few sketches and orginal prints. Also included are materials related to professional and organizational groups in which Starr was involved, including the Professional Women's Photographers, Inc., the Photographic Historical Society of New York, and the Museum of American Folk Art; files on several of Starr's exhibitions; and files on artists that contain printed materials, correspondence, and photographs. The file on Ruth Starr Rose contains prints and drawings. There are also photographs taken by Stephanie Cohen. Particularly rich files are found for Stephanie Cohen; Van Deren Coke, Director of the George Eastman Company; Evelyn Daitz, Director of the Witkin Gallery; Henry DiSpirito; Walker Evans; the Fotofolio printing company; curator Henri Ghent; photographer Consuelo Kanaga and husband Wallace Putnam; Margot Starr Kernan; Lucy Lippard; Stanton Mac-Donald Wright; Sharon Arts Center; photographer Paul Strand; curator John Szarwarski; and photographer Jerry Uelsman.

The collection also documents the friendship between painter Minnie Evans and Starr, and Starr's business dealings on Evans' behalf. There is correspondence about and with Evans, several sound recordings of interviews conducted by Starr and others with Evans, many with transcripts, financial documents, publications about Evans including exhibition catalogs, clippings, journal articles and monographs, two posters, a scrapbook, and one sketch by Evans.

Printed material includes published articles, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and clippings about Starr.

Photographic materials are extensive and include photographs and slides taken by Starr of friends, family, artwork by Minnie Evans, events, exhibition openings, world travels, and folk art, especially roadside. Prominent artists and art historians photographed include: photographers Maggie Sherwood, Naomi Savage, Barbara Morgan, Linda Connor, Aaron Siskind, Consuelo Kanaga, Faith Ringgold, and Walker Evans; sculptors Louise Kruger and Helene Brandt; feminist and art historian Pat Mainardi; and curators Henri Ghent and John Szarkowski. Starr's artistic photographic work is also represented, and includes two silver gelatin prints of Minnie Evans, and subject studies on hands, people, and nature, among others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical material, 1954-circa 1990 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Writings, Speeches and Projects, 1933-1995 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Subject Files, circa 1939-1996 (8.3 linear feet; Boxes 2-10)

Series 4: Minnie Evans, 1962-1996 (3.7 linear feet; Boxes 10-13, 23, OV 24)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1936-1995 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 13-16, 23)

Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1939-1993 (5.4 linear feet; Boxes 16-23, OV 24)
Biographical / Historical:
Nina Howell Starr (1903-2000) was a photographer, art dealer, and art historian who worked primarily in New York City. Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1903 as Cornelia Margaret Howell, Starr attended Wellesley College and graduated from Barnard in 1926. Also in 1926, she married Nathan Comfort Starr, an English professor, and, over the years the couple lived in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, and New York City.

In 1963, at the age of 60, Starr received the first M.F.A. in photography granted by the University of Florida. Starr exhibited widely in both solo and group exhibitions, including Magic Lantern (Photographer's Gallery, London, 1976), and the Strength of Women (Witken Gallery, 1991), and numerous shows featuring photographs of outsider art. Her "New Yorker" project became an exhibition in 2016. Her work is owned by several prominent museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography.

As art historian, self-proclaimed critic, and civil rights and feminist advocate, Starr lectured widely, wrote articles and letters to editors, and corresponded with many notable art world figures. She became especially interested in outsider and folk art. Starr met outsider artist Minnie Evans in 1962 and became Evans' lifelong friend, advocate, and representative dealer. She wrote about Evans and introduced Evans' works to galleries and other exhibition spaces in New York, including the Whitney Museum, where she guest-curated an exhibition of Evans' work in 1975.

Starr was an active member of professional organizations including the Photographic Historical Society of New York, Professional Women's Photographers, Inc., and the Museum of American Folk Art where she served on the Advisory Committee.

Nina Howell Starr died in 2000 in Connecticut at the age of 97.
Provenance:
The Nina Howell Starr papers were donated by Nina Howell Starr in 1996.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Nina Howell Starr papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Folk art -- United States  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American art  Search this
Folk art -- Photographs  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Drawings
Sketches
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Prints
Citation:
Nina Howell Starr papers, circa 1933-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.starnina
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Annita Delano papers

Creator:
Delano, Annita, 1894-  Search this
Names:
Delaunay, Sonia  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-1992  Search this
Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
circa 1900-1975
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Annita Delano measure 2.7 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1975. Found are biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, photographs, and artwork. Writings consist of lecture notes and extensive analytical writings about European artists and works of art.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and educator Annita Delano measure 2.7 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1975. Found are biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, photographs, and artwork. Writings consist of lecture notes and extensive analytical notes about European artists and works of art.

Biographcial materials include resumes and scattered business records including pricelists and teaching records. Correspondence is with museums, galleries, universities, and artists. Notable correspondents include Anni Albers, Sonia and Roberty Delaunay, Barbara Morgan, Richard Neutra, and Edward Weston. Writings by Delano include handwritten notes on various art subjects and typed analytical notes. Found are 69 sketches in pencil, ink, and water color by Annita Delano and an unsigned portrait of Delano.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1914-1975 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1909-1975 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1920s-1960s (Boxes 1-2; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1920s-circa 1960s (Boxes 2-3; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1900-circa 1960 (Box 4; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1910-circa 1960 (Box 4, OV5; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Annita Delano (1894-1979) was a painter, designer, and educator active in Los Angeles, California. She was also a founding member of the University of California Los Angeles Art Department.

Annita Delano began her involvement in the Los Angeles art community as the director of the Desmond Art Shop in 1917. Later, she served as both editor and managing editor of the publication Dark and Light (1925-1928). In 1928, she traveled to Europe where she met and became friends with Sonia and Robert Delaunay. She received the Barnes Foundation Scholarship (1930-1931) and went to Europe again where she spent some time with the Bauhaus faculty and other architects, including Joseph Albers and Richard Neutra.

Her work reflected an involvement with the environment, through theater productions and painting landscapes and murals. Delano was a founding member of the UCLA art department and remained actively involved in Southern California arts organizations until her death in 1979.
Provenance:
Annita Delano donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1975-1977.
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.
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 permissions to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Educators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Annita Delano papers, circa 1900-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.delaanni
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Archives of American Art
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Elizabeth McCausland papers

Topic:
Springfield Republican
Creator:
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Names:
American Art Research Council  Search this
Barnard College -- Faculty  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1946  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Maurer, Alfred Henry, 1868-1932  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-1992  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Weegee, 1899-1968  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Extent:
45 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Prints
Drawings
Photographs
Watercolors
Place:
New York N.Y. -- Pictorial works -- Photographs
Date:
1838-1995
bulk 1920-1960
Summary:
The papers of art critic, writer, and historian Elizabeth McCausland measure 45 linear feet and date from 1838 to 1995, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920 to 1960. The collection provides a vast accumulation of research data on various artists and aspects of American art, especially the early American modernists and the Federal Arts Projects. Papers include McCausland's extensive research and writing files, particularly on Marsden Hartley, E. L. Henry, Lewis Hine, George Inness, and Alfred H. Maurer. McCausland's correspondence with artists includes a substantial amount with Arthur Dove and Alfred Stieglitz. Her collaborative work with Berenice Abbott on the Changing New York book and series of photographs is well-documented within the collection. Also found are general writings, subject files, files relating to exhibitions, teaching, and committees, photographs, art work, personal papers, and printed material. Additional McCausland material donated later from the estate of Berenice Abbott include biographical materials, project files, writings, and printed materials.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art critic, writer, and historian Elizabeth McCausland measure approximately 45 linear feet and date from 1838 to 1995, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920 to 1995. The collection provides a vast accumulation of data on various artists and aspects of American art, especially the early American modernists and the Federal Arts Projects. Papers include McCausland's extensive research and writing files, particularly on Marsden Hartley, E. L. Henry, Lewis Hine, George Inness, and Alfred H. Maurer. McCausland's correspondence with artists includes a substantial amount with Arthur Dove and Alfred Stieglitz. Her collaborative work with Berenice Abbott on the Changing New York book and series of photographs is well-documented within the collection. Also found are general writings, subject files, files relating to exhibitions, teaching, and committees, photographs, art work, personal papers, and printed material. Additional McCausland material from the estate of Berenice Abbott include biographical materials, project files, writings, and printed materials.

McCausland's personal papers consist of appointment books and engagement calendars, scrapbooks, student papers, works printed on her private press, financial records, biographical material, and scattered memorabilia, which together document other aspects of her life apart from her work. Correspondence includes incoming and outgoing letters along with enclosures, dating from McCausland's time as a journalist for The Springfield Republican in the 1920s and 1930s to her time as a freelance writer, art critic, and historian (1940s-1960s) and mostly concerning professional matters. Also included is a substantial amount of correspondence with artists, particularly Arthur Dove and Alfred Stieglitz, and some personal correspondence with her mother. General writings consists primarily of copies of McCausland's speeches and lectures on various art topics in addition to her early poems (dating from the 1930s) and scattered essays and articles.

The most extensive part of the collection is comprised of McCausland's research and writing files pertaining to large research and curatorial projects, such as ones on the artists Alfred H. Maurer and Marsden Hartley (which was begun by the American Art Research Council and subsequently taken over by McCausland), and one for the American Processional exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery in 1950. A wide variety of smaller projects are also well-documented in the series Other Research and Writing Files, including ones on E. L. Henry, Lewis Hine, George Inness, her collaborative work with Berenice Abbott on the Changing New York book and series of photographs. Numerous other artists and art topics are covered as well, such as Arthur Dove, Robert Henri, Jacob Lawrence, Charles Hawthorne, film, and photography. Files for her book Careers in Art (1950), her many speaking and lecture engagements, and editing work are also found in this series. Files consist primarily of correspondence, notes, research material, manuscripts, bibliographies, photographs of works of art, completed research forms for works of art, card index files, and printed material.

Also found are subject files containing printed material, scattered notes and correspondence, and photographs, which may have been used for reference and/or collected in the course of McCausland's research activities; files relating to various exhibitions organized by McCausland from 1939 to 1944, including ones of silk screen prints and modern photography; files relating to courses on art history taught by McCausland, especially the one she taught at Barnard College in 1956; and files stemming from her participation in various art organizations and committees, especially during the time period just before and during the Second World War.

Printed material consists primarily of clippings and tear sheets of McCausland's newspaper articles and columns, which document her contributions to The Springfield Republican from 1923 to 1946, in addition to scattered exhibition catalogs, announcements, books, and miscellaneous publications. Photographs include ones of various artists and works of art, ones from the Farm Security Administration, and ones by photographers, such as Berenice Abbott (including ones from the Federal Art Project book, Changing New York), Barbara Morgan, Weegee, and Edward Weston, among others. Photographs, sometimes annotated or including notes, are scattered throughout her research files. Also included are photographs of McCausland, dating from her childhood. Art work found in the collection includes drawings, prints, and watercolors that were either given to McCausland by the artist or collected by her in the course of her work as an art critic and historian.

Additional material belonging to Elizabeth McCausland and donated by the estate of Berenice Abbott includes biographical material; business and personal correspondence; professional project files and writings, including drafts and research materials related to the book projects Art in America, Conversations with March, and Frank Kleinholz; and printed materials, including reprints of critical essays and articles by McCausland.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 15 series:

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1838, 1920-1951 (Boxes 1-2, 34; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1923-1960 (Boxes 2-5; 2.9 linear feet)

Series 3: General Writings, circa 1930-1954 (Boxes 5-6; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 4: Alfred H. Maurer, 1851-1951, bulk 1948-1950 (Boxes 6-9; 3.7 linear feet)

Series 5: American Processional, 1949-1951 (Boxes 10-11; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Marsden Hartley, 1900-1964, bulk 1944-1964 (Boxes 11-21, OV 37; 10 linear feet)

Series 7: Other Research and Writing Files, 1896, 1926-1958 (Boxes 21-25, 31; 4.6 linear feet)

Series 8: Subject Files, 1927-1954 (Boxes 25-26; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 9: Other Exhibition Files, 1939-1941, 1944 (Box 26; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 10: Teaching Files, 1939-1965 (Box 27; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 11: Committee Files, 1936-1960 (Box 27; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 12: Printed Material, 1923-1953 (Boxes 28-32, 34, OV 38, BV 44-47; 4.6 linear feet)

Series 13: Photographs, circa 1905-1950 (Boxes 32-36, OV 37; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 14: Art Work, 1887-1942 (Boxes 33-34, OV 39-43; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 15: Elizabeth McCausland Material from the Estate of Berenice Abbott, 1920-1995 (Boxes 48-53; 5.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Elizabeth McCausland, the art critic and writer, was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1899. She attended Smith College, receiving her Bachelor's degree in 1920 and her Master's in 1922. Beginning in 1923, she worked as a general reporter for The Springfield Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts). After several years, she began to review art exhibitions and soon became an established art critic. In the course of her work, she began to develop friendships with artists, such as Alfred Stieglitz and Arthur Dove. During these early years, she also wrote poetry and designed and printed limited edition publications on her private press.

McCausland moved to New York in 1935, but continued to contribute a weekly art column to The Springfield Republican until it suspended publication in 1946. From the mid-1930s on, she worked primarily as a freelance writer and art critic, contributing articles to publications such as Parnassas, The New Republic, and Magazine of Art. In the latter part of her career, her writings focused more on art history and special studies on artists.

In the late-1930s, McCausland collaborated with the photographer Berenice Abbott on the Federal Art Project book, Changing New York, for which she provided the text to Abbott's now-famous photographs of New York City neighborhoods, architecture, and street scenes. She studied and wrote about photography, including numerous articles on the photographer Lewis Hine (of whose work she organized a retrospective exhibition at the Riverside Museum in 1939), and was appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Photography in 1944.

McCausland went on to organize other exhibitions, including a show of contemporary work, "The World of Today" (Berkshire Museum, 1939), shows of silk screen prints (Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, March 1940 and New York State Museum, Summer 1940), and a photography show, "Photography Today" (A.C.A. Gallery, 1944). In the late 1930s, she embarked upon a study of "the status of the artist in America from colonial times to the present, with especial attention to the relation between art and patronage," which continued over twenty years (and was never completed) and for which she received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1943.

In addition to her other writing, during the 1940s, McCausland carried out studies on the artists, E. L. Henry and George Inness, which resulted in exhibitions at the New York State Museum in 1942 and the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum in 1946, respectively and publications (a report on Henry and a book on Inness). From 1948 to 1949, she carried out an extensive study of the painter, Alfred H. Maurer, organizing an exhibition, "A. H. Maurer: 1868-1932," which showed at the Walker Art Center and the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1949, and publishing the biography, A. H. Maurer, in 1951. In 1950, she worked as a special consultant on the American Processional exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery and as editor of the accompanying book. Shortly thereafter, she began a study of Marsden Hartley for a monograph, which was published in 1952, and she helped organize the Hartley exhibition at the University of Minnesota that same year. She continued the Hartley study on larger scale for a planned biography and catalogue raisonne; although she continued to work on it off and on for the next decade, the project was never completed.

McCausland published other books, including Careers in the Arts (1951), and undertook other research and consulting projects, such as photo-editing Carl Sandburg's Poems of the Midwest (1946), conducting surveys of art and advertising for an article in Magazine of Art and of art education for Cooper Union Art School, and contributing yearly articles on art to various encyclopedias. At different times throughout her career, she supplemented her income by taking teaching positions. She taught courses on art history at Sarah Lawrence College from 1942 to 1944 and at Barnard College in 1956, as well as courses at the Design Laboratory (1939) and the New School for Social Research (1946). She also gave numerous lectures and speeches on various art topics, and regularly participated in conferences and symposiums. Towards the end of her career, she was publishing less, but was still involved in many projects, most notably the Hartley study.

McCausland was a tireless promoter of the arts, and often an advocate for artists. Even though her work was well-known among certain art circles, she never received the recognition as a writer that she deserved. Nor was she ever able to free herself from the pressure of writing for a living. Continually suffering from poor health, she died on May 14, 1965.
Related Material:
Related material found in the Archives includes a sound recording from a symposium on Marsden Hartley, of which McCausland was a participant, held at the Portland Museum of Art in 1961. The Frank Kleinholz papers contain a recorded interview of McCausland done in 1944-1945 for radio station WNYC. Some of McCausland's correspondence is found in the G. Alan Chidsey papers; Chidsey served as a trustee of the Marsden Hartley estate.
Separated Material:
Material separated from the collection includes some issues of Camera Work (Vol. 30, 47, 49/50), which were combined with other issues in an artificial collection created by the Archives at some earlier point.
Provenance:
Elizabeth McCausland donated the bulk of her papers in several installments from 1956 to 1961. An unknown donor, perhaps her literary executor, donated additional papers sometime after her death in 1965. It appears that McCausland originally donated her research files on Marsden Hartley, measuring 10 linear feet, to the Whitney Museum, who then lent them to the Archives for microfilming in 1966, and donated them sometime thereafter. McCausland originally donated files of newspaper clippings and offprints of her articles to the The New York Public Library, who gave them to the Archives in 1968. Additional McCausland material from the estate of Berenice Abbott was donated to the Archives in 2009.
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 Elizabeth McCausland papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art criticism -- United States  Search this
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- United States  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- United States  Search this
Modernism (Art) -- United States  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Prints
Drawings
Photographs
Watercolors
Citation:
Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mccaeliz
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Helen Boyd Keen papers

Creator:
Keen, Helen Boyd, b. 1899  Search this
Names:
Annie Wright School  Search this
Corvin, Eduard  Search this
Dinesen, Isak, 1885-1962  Search this
Ford, John Charles, 1929-  Search this
Hallsten, Pehr, d. 1965  Search this
Johnstone, Mildred T.  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-1992  Search this
Nicholson, Ben, 1894-  Search this
Ross, Nancy Wilson, 1901-1986  Search this
Starcke, Walter  Search this
Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro, 1870-1966  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Vytlacil, Vaclav, 1892-1984  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1936-1986
Scope and Contents:
Letters, writings, a sketchbook, a scrapbook, art work and printed material relating to Keen and to her teacher, painter Mark Tobey.
Included are letters received; files on artists, friends, and others, containing letters, printed material and photographs, 1948-1978, including Tobey (41 letters, 1938-1969), Mario Bambagini, Phyllis Cummins, Frederick Dockstader, Jonathan Gibson, Colin Graham, Mildred Johnstone, Mary Kennedy, Sally Lewis, Dr. E.A. Lowe, Barbara Morgan, Ben Nicholson, Nancy Wilson Ross, Walter Starcke, Lynne Thompson, and Vaclav Vytlacil; two notebooks kept by Keen regarding her lessons under Tobey, 1936-1945; Keen's essays "The Lesson Days," 1976, and "Searchings," 1977; Tobey's notes on his approach to painting, undated; a sketchbbook, 1947, containing sketches, notes on Keen's Art Students League calligraphy class, and writings by Eduard Corvin, Isak Dinesen, and D.T. Suzuki;
a scrapbook containing reviews of Keen's work, exhibition announcements, and photographs of Keen, her friends, and an installation; photographs of Tobey, his home in Switzerland, and of work by Tobey and by Keen; and printed material, including exhibition announcments and catalogs, clippings, brochures, and reproductions regarding Tobey, Keen, and the Annie Wright School, Tacoma, Wash.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y. Keen received her early schooling at the Annie Wright School in Tacoma, Wash., where her father was a trustee for over twenty years. Beginning in the mid-1930s, she studied under Mark Tobey for ten years, and at the Art Students League under Corbino, Hale, and Vytlacil.
Provenance:
Donated 1975-1984 by Helen Boyd Keen.
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:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.keenhele
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Barbara Morgan : prints, drawings, watercolors & photographs / Curtis L. Carter, William C. Agee

Author:
Carter, Curtis L.  Search this
Author:
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Agee, William C  Search this
Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Physical description:
128 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1988
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647.M843 C32 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381191

Elsa Schmid papers

Creator:
Schmid, Elsa, 1897-  Search this
Names:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Anrep, Boris, 1883-1969  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963  Search this
Chase, Helen  Search this
D'Arcy, Martin Cyril, 1888-1976  Search this
Dewey, John, 1859-1952  Search this
Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran, 1868-1951  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-1992  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Wheelock, Warren, 1880-1960  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1967
Scope and Contents:
Personal and professional correspondence, files on artists, photographs, works of art, notes and lecture material, and printed material relating to Elsa Schmid's career as a mosaic artist.
Correspondents include Henry Varnum Poor, Max Weber, Boris Anrep, Helen Chase, Edward Waldo Forbes, Warren Wheelock, Abraham Walkowitz, Alfred H. Barr, Georgia O'Keeffe, Barbara Morgan and Josef Albers. Files are on artists Van Wyck Brooks, Father Martin D'Arcy, John Dewey, and Dikran Kelekian.
Photographs are of Schmid's mosaics. Works of art include drawings of mosaics. Printed materials includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles and catalogs.
Biographical / Historical:
Mosaicist, painter, sculptor; Rye, N.Y. Married to art dealer J. B. Neumann.
Provenance:
Donated 1974 by Peter Neumann, Schmid's son. Two additional mosaic transpsarencies of Abraham Lincoln received in 2010 as a transfer from the Musem of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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:
Mosaicists -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Mosaics -- 20th century -- New York (State)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.schmelsa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schmelsa

William Bond Walker correspondence

Creator:
Walker, William Bond, 1930-  Search this
Names:
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-1992  Search this
Proske, Beatrice Gilman, 1899-  Search this
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de, 1770-1852  Search this
Extent:
23 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1894-1977
Scope and Contents:
Artist files accumulated by Walker while he was librarian of the National Museum of American Art/ National Portrait Gallery Library, including correspondence with George Biddle, Beatrice Gilman Proske, and Barbara Morgan; exhibition material on Morgan; and a letter from John Anderson to James T. Mitchell discussing a portrait by Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Memin.
Biographical / Historical:
Art librarian; Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Transferred 1981 from NMAA/NPG Library.
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:
Librarians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.walkwilb
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-walkwilb

Grapestake Gallery records

Creator:
Grapestake Gallery  Search this
Names:
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Aylon, Helene, 1935-  Search this
Bayer, Herbert, 1900-1985  Search this
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Halsman, Philippe  Search this
Hughes, Joseph, 1941-  Search this
Ideal, Phillis, 1942-  Search this
Jampol, Glenn, 1950-  Search this
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010  Search this
Kent, Claude, 1945-  Search this
Levitt, Helen  Search this
Mackenzie, David, 1942-  Search this
McCafferty, Jay David, 1948-  Search this
Meyer, Thomas Vincent, 1943-  Search this
Meyerowitz, Joel, 1938-  Search this
Misrach, Richard, 1949-  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-1992  Search this
Okulick, John  Search this
Omar, Margit, 1941-  Search this
Renfrow, Gregg  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1984
Scope and Contents:
Files on artists exhibiting at the gallery, business correspondence, an exhibition chronology, gallery press releases and exhibition announcements, a consignment file, artists' contracts, art inventories and price lists for art works.
The 53 artist files contain mostly printed materials such as resumes, exhibition announcements and reviews, press releases, and price lists. Some files also contain photographs and transparencies of art work and scattered correspondence. Artists include photographers Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Philippe Halsman, Helen Levitt, Joel Meyerowitz, Richard Misrach, and Barbara Morgan; painters and sculptors Helene Aylon, Herbert Bayer, Larry Bell, Joseph Hughes, Phillis Ideal, Glen Jampol, Craig Kauffman, Claude Kent, Jay McCafferty, David Mackenzie, John Okulick, Margit Omar, and Gregg Renfrow.
Arrangement:
I. Subject files. II. Correspondence. III. Financial records. IV. Printed Matter. V. Guestbook.
Subject files are separated into artist and exhibition files. The artist files are arranged alphabetically. The exhibition files are arranged chronologically.
Correspondence is divided into Letters Sent and Received by Thomas Meyer and Other Correspondence and is then arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
The Grapestake Gallery, opening with an Ansel Adams' retrospective in 1974, was established by Ursula Gropper, Thomas V. Meyer and their father, Otto Meyer, retired board chairman of Paul Masson Vineyards. Grapestake, which closed in 1984, was located at 2876 California Street, San Francisco, California. Exhibitions concentrated on contemporary California painters, sculptors and 20th century American photographers.
Provenance:
Donated 1987 by Thomas V. Meyer.
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- San Francisco
Identifier:
AAA.grapgall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grapgall

Art : a woman's sensibility / [Miriam Schapiro, editor]

Issuing body:
California Institute of the Arts Feminist Art Program  Search this
Editor:
Schapiro, Miriam 1923-2015  Search this
Author of introduction:
Metzger, Deena  Search this
Artist:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Asher, Elise 1914-  Search this
Baber, Alice  Search this
Benglis, Lynda 1941-  Search this
Bernstein, Judith 1942-  Search this
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Brenner, Susan  Search this
Brody, Sherry 1932-  Search this
Brown, Joan 1938-1990  Search this
Burko, Diane 1945-  Search this
Campbell, Gretna 1922-1987  Search this
Caparn, Rhys 1909-1997  Search this
Caroompas, Carole  Search this
Carson, Karen 1943-  Search this
Danielli, Edie  Search this
Edelheit, Martha  Search this
Fine, Perle 1905-1988  Search this
Flack, Audrey  Search this
Freed, Hermine  Search this
Freilicher, Jane 1924-2014  Search this
Getchoff, Sonia  Search this
Graves, Nancy 1940-1995  Search this
Grigoriadis, Mary  Search this
Haerer, Carol 1933-2002  Search this
Hall, Susan  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Harris, Pamela  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Hirsch, Gilah Yelin  Search this
Horowitz, Ida  Search this
Jacobs, Jessica  Search this
Katzen, Lila  Search this
Knowles, Alison 1933-  Search this
Korman, Harriet  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Krasner, Lee 1908-1984  Search this
Lansner, Fay  Search this
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
Leaf, June 1929-  Search this
Leonard, Joanne  Search this
Levi, Linda  Search this
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Mangold, Sylvia Plimack 1938-  Search this
Marcus, Marcia 1928-  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Maas Mosen, Nancy  Search this
Neel, Alice 1900-1984  Search this
Newburger, Babette  Search this
Palfi, Marion 1907-1978  Search this
Picard, Lil  Search this
Pindell, Howardena 1943-  Search this
Piper, Adrian 1948-  Search this
Rachel, Vaughan  Search this
Remington, Deborah  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne 1903-  Search this
Saar, Betye  Search this
Savage, Naomi 1927-  Search this
Schneemann, Carolee 1939-  Search this
Semmel, Joan 1932-  Search this
Slavin, Arlene  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Smith, Barbara Turner 1931-  Search this
Snyder, Joan 1940-  Search this
Spero, Nancy 1926-2009  Search this
Speyer, Nora  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Strider, Marjorie  Search this
Stuart, Michelle 1933-  Search this
Tavenner, Patricia  Search this
Van Fleet, Ellen 1942 or 1944-  Search this
Wayne, June 1918-2011  Search this
Wilke, Hannah  Search this
Zehr, Connie  Search this
Zucker, Barbara M. 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
82 pages : illustrations ; 18 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1975
20th century
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Call number:
N43 .C35 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095826

Faces of modern dance : Barbara Morgan photographs

Author:
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Carter, Curtis L  Search this
Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Dancers  Search this
Dance  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_766329

Women's Caucus for Art honor awards for outstanding achievement in the visual arts : 7th annual exhibition, The Great Hall Gallery, Cooper Union School of Art, New York City, 11 February through 26, 1986 : 7th annual ceremony, The Great Hall, Cooper Union School of Art, New York City, 12 February 1986

Title:
WCA honor awards : Nell Blaine, Leonora Carrington,, Sue Fuller, Lois Mailou Jones, Dorothy Miller, Barbara Morgan ..
Author:
Women's Caucus for Art National Conference  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art School of Art and Architecture  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Carrington, Leonora 1917-2011  Search this
Fuller, Sue  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou  Search this
Miller, Dorothy Canning 1904-2003  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art Awards  Search this
Physical description:
19 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
C1986
20th century
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N8354 .W89 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634537

The photographs of Barbara Morgan / Leonard N. Amico and Stephen Robert Edidin

Author:
Amico, Leonard N  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Edidin, Stephen Robert  Search this
Williams College Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Physical description:
22 p., [7] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .M663 1978X
TR647.M663 1978X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_110175

Martha Graham; sixteen dances in photographs, by Barbara Morgan

Author:
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Subject:
Graham, Martha  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. incl. illus., plates (part double) 30 x 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1941
[1941]
Topic:
Modern dance  Search this
Call number:
GV1785.G7 M84
GV1785.G7M84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_117840

Barbara Morgan-photomontage

Author:
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House  Search this
Subject:
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Physical description:
[61] p. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Photomontage  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.M854 I6
TR647.M843 I6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_138847

Barbara Morgan. Edited-designed by Barbara Morgan. Introd. by Peter Bunnell

Author:
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. (chiefly illus.) 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
[1972]
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photomontage  Search this
Call number:
TR653 .M65X
N40.1.M854 A1
TR647.M843A1
TR653.M65X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_30796

Prestini's art in wood / photography by Barbara Morgan ; essay by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr

Author:
Prestini, James 1908-1993  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Kaufmann, Edgar 1910-1989  Search this
Subject:
Prestini, James 1908-  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
1950
C1950
Topic:
Treenware  Search this
Call number:
NK9798.P7 K3X
NK9798.P7 K3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_53939

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