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Carl Zigrosser papers

Topic:
Modern school magazine
Creator:
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-  Search this
Names:
American Artists Group  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art in America  Search this
Independent Citizens Committee for the Arts, Sciences, and Professions  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Print Council of America  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Weyhe Gallery  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Boyd, E., 1903-1974  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Carrington, Fitz Roy, 1869-1954  Search this
Castellón, Federico, 1914-1971  Search this
Colker, Ed, 1927-  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Durieux, Caroline, 1896-1989  Search this
Dwight, Mabel, 1876-1955  Search this
Flannagan, John Bernard, 1895?-1942  Search this
Girard, André  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Huntley, Victoria Hutson, 1900-1971  Search this
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), b. 1891  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Keppel, Frederick, 1845-1912  Search this
Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955  Search this
Kohn, Misch, 1916-  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Lankes, Julius J., 1884-1960  Search this
Lasansky, Mauricio, 1914-  Search this
Mauzey, Merritt, 1898-  Search this
McNulty, Kneeland  Search this
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-  Search this
Mitchell, Marian  Search this
Nalbandian, Karnig  Search this
Norman, Dorothy, 1905-1997  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Ronnebeck, Arnold, 1885-1947  Search this
Rose, Ruth Starr, 1887-1965  Search this
Rosenwald, Lessing J. (Lessing Julius), 1891-1979  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée, 1905-2006  Search this
Schniewind, Carl Oscar, 1900-1957  Search this
Seidenberg, Roderick, 1889-1973  Search this
Spratling, William, 1900-1967  Search this
Spruance, Benton, 1904-1967  Search this
Sternberg, Harry, 1904-2001  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Teng, Kuei  Search this
Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959  Search this
Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983  Search this
Extent:
30 Linear feet ((on 63 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1891-1971
Scope and Contents:
Personal and professional records including correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, subject files, photograph album, and diaries relating to Zigrosser's work as an authority on prints and printmaking and his personal relationships with artists.
Included are: correspondence with family and with over 900 printmakers, painters, sculptors, acquaintances, friends, associates, organizations, museums, publishers, and magazines; general correspondence, notes, clippings, and manuscripts pertaining to The Modern School Magazine; files of correspondence from Zigrosser's work at: the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1932-1971; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, 1946-1971, including correspondence with Frank Lloyd Wright concerning the Guggenheim Memorial Museum; Print Council of America, 1954-1971, regarding exhibitions, council meetings and other matters; and the Tamarind Workshop, 1960-1971.
Of particular interest is material relating to the 1913 Armory Show, including Zigrosser's annotated catalog, notes and sketches. Also included are speeches and notes, 1930-1968; manuscripts for lectures and unpublished materials; memorabilia; a photo album of sculpture by John B. Flannagan; art work, including prints and drawings by Karig Nalbandian, prints by Rockwell Kent, and oversized works of art on paper by Mabel Dwight, Wanda Gag and Kent; family photograph album; journals and pamphlets (covers only); and diaries, 1916-1971, discussing personal and professional events such as art openings, conversations and activities with Rockwell Kent, Alfred Stieglitz, and Georgia O'Keeffe, among others.
Among the correspondents are: the American Artists Group, John Taylor Arms, Art in America magazine, Art Institute of Chicago, Alfred Barr, E. Boyd, Charles Burchfield, Alexander Calder, Fitz Roy Carrington, Federico Castellon, Ed Colker, Howard N. Cook, Crown Publishers, Adolf Dehn, Caroline Durieux, John Bernard Flannagan, Andre Girard, Stanley William Hayter, Edward Hopper, Victoria Hutson Huntley, Independent Citizens Committee for the Arts, Sciences and Professions, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Frederick Keppel, Rockwell Kent, Fiske Kimball, Misch Kohn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Julius Lankes, Mauricico Lasansky, Merritt Mauzey, Kneeland McNulty, James A. Michener, Marian Mitchell,
Museum of Non-Objective Painting (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Karnig Nalbandian, Dorothy Norman, Georgia O'Keeffe, Walter Pach, Harold Paris, Print Club (Philadelphia), Diego Rivera, Ruth Starr Rose, Arnold Ronnebeck, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Andre Ruellan, Carl Oscar Schniewind, Roderick Seidenberg, William Spratling, Benton Spruance, Alfred Stieglitz, Harry Sternberg, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Kuei Teng, U.S. Office of War Information, Curt Valentin, Heinz Warneke, Edward Weston, Weyhe Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art, Harry Wickey, and Adja Yunkers.
Biographical / Historical:
Print curator; Philadelphia, Pa.; d. 1975. Graduated Columbia University in literature. Worked with prints in New York City at Keppel and Co. and Weyhe Gallery; print curator at Philadelphia Museum of Art 1940-1963; author of books on prints and art works.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1991, by the University of Pennsylvania Special Collections Department, Van Pelt Library. Zigrosser donated the papers to the University in 1972. Portions of the papers not microfilmed include research files, manuscript materials for published work, family records, and journals.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from the Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Printmakers -- United States  Search this
Museum curators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Prints -- societies, etc  Search this
Prints -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Prints, American  Search this
Prints, European  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.zigrcarl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c88ba1db-1061-48d2-bae9-77dd7e7f65c5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zigrcarl

Washington Print Club records, 1976

Creator:
Washington Print Club  Search this
Subject:
Minna, Lynn  Search this
Citation:
Washington Print Club records, 1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Prints, American -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Prints -- Societies, etc. -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5751
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208590
AAA_collcode_washprin
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208590

F. Holland Day papers, 1858-1977

Creator:
Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933  Search this
Subject:
Baston, Estelle  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon  Search this
Copeland, Herbert  Search this
Cox, George Collins  Search this
Craigie, Reginald  Search this
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Evans, Frederick H.  Search this
Guiney, Louise Imogen  Search this
Hollyer, Fred  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude  Search this
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa)  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Ward-Perkins, Charlotte  Search this
Weil, Mathilde  Search this
White, Clarence H.  Search this
Woodbury, Jennie R.  Search this
Copeland and Day (Firm)  Search this
Citation:
F. Holland Day papers, 1858-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Photography -- Early works to 1900  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography -- Societies, etc  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5782
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208621
AAA_collcode_dayfhol
Theme:
Photography
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208621

Print Council of America records, 1951-2020

Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Subject:
Degas, Edgar  Search this
Fine, Ruth  Search this
Haverkamp Begemann, Egbert  Search this
Ostrow, Stephen E.  Search this
Reed, Sue Welsh  Search this
Print Council of America. Newsletter  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Curators -- United States  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Prints  Search this
Prints -- Societies, etc  Search this
Prints -- Technique -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8581
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210760
AAA_collcode_princoun
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210760
Online Media:

Society of Painters in Water Colors records, 1850-1855

Creator:
Society of Painters in Water Colors  Search this
Subject:
Glasgow, James I.  Search this
Halpin, John  Search this
Hunt, Samuel Valentine  Search this
Jones, Alfred  Search this
Parsons, Charles R.  Search this
Beckwith, Henry P.  Search this
Falconer, John Mackie  Search this
Society for the Promotion of Painting in Water Colors  Search this
Citation:
Society of Painters in Water Colors records, 1850-1855. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Watercolor painting -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8752
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210933
AAA_collcode_sociptwc
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210933

Society of Washington Printmakers records, 1956-1965

Creator:
Society of Washington Printmakers (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Citation:
Society of Washington Printmakers records, 1956-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Prints -- Societies, etc. -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8753
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210934
AAA_collcode_sociofwp
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210934

National Sculpture Society records, 1883-1962

Creator:
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
New York Architectural League  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Place:
New York N.Y. -- Photographs
Citation:
National Sculpture Society records, 1883-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
War memorials -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9082
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211275
AAA_collcode_natiscul
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211275

Sculptors Guild records, 1936-1979

Creator:
Sculptors Guild (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Sculptors Guild records, 1936-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9204
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211399
AAA_collcode_sculguil
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211399
Online Media:

Sculpture Center records, 1923-1979

Creator:
Sculpture Center (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Clay Club Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Denslow, Dorothea H. (Dorothea Henrietta)  Search this
Clay Club Gallery  Search this
Sculpture Center (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Citation:
Sculpture Center records, 1923-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9215
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211410
AAA_collcode_sculcent
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211410

International Graphic Arts Society records, 1957-1973

Creator:
International Graphic Arts Society  Search this
Citation:
International Graphic Arts Society records, 1957-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Graphic arts -- United States -- Societies, etc  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9280
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211475
AAA_collcode_integrap
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211475

Society of American Graphic Artists records, 1916-1992

Creator:
Society of American Graphic Artists  Search this
Subject:
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Society of American Etchers  Search this
Citation:
Society of American Graphic Artists records, 1916-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Graphic arts -- Societies, etc. -- United States  Search this
Prints -- Exhibitions  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9456
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211654
AAA_collcode_sociamga
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211654

Selected items from the Print Division of the New York Public Library, 1800-1954

Creator:
New York Public Library. Prints Division  Search this
Citation:
Selected items from the Print Division of the New York Public Library, 1800-1954. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Prints -- 19th century  Search this
Prints -- 20th century  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Prints -- Societies, etc  Search this
Prints, American  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9914
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212425
AAA_collcode_nyplprnt
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212425

John Taylor Arms papers, 1910-1952

Creator:
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Bolton  Search this
Artists for Victory, Inc.  Search this
Society of American Etchers  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Citation:
John Taylor Arms papers, 1910-1952. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Prints -- Technique -- United States  Search this
Printing -- Societies, etc  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9996
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212786
AAA_collcode_armsjota
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212786

History of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia : a paper read before the Photographic Society, December 3, 1883 / by John C. Browne, 1884

Creator:
Browne, John C., 1838-1919  Search this
Subject:
Photographic Society of Philadelphia  Search this
Citation:
History of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia : a paper read before the Photographic Society, December 3, 1883 / by John C. Browne, 1884. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Photography -- Societies, etc. -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9999
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212789
AAA_collcode_browjohc
Theme:
Photography
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212789

History of the Dallas Print and Drawing Collectors Society / by Violet Hayden Dowell, undated

Creator:
Dowell, Violet Hayden  Search this
Subject:
Dallas Print and Drawing Collectors Society  Search this
Citation:
History of the Dallas Print and Drawing Collectors Society / by Violet Hayden Dowell, undated. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Prints -- Societies, etc. -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10048
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212895
AAA_collcode_doweviol
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212895

Print Club of Albany records, 1934-1986

Creator:
Print Club of Albany (Albany, N.Y.)  Search this
Citation:
Print Club of Albany records, 1934-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Prints -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- Albany  Search this
Prints -- Societies, etc  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10244
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213338
AAA_collcode_princlny
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213338

Richard Hood papers, 1930-1983

Creator:
Hood, Richard, 1910-  Search this
Subject:
American Color Print Society  Search this
Philadelphia College of Art  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Citation:
Richard Hood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Prints -- 20th century -- United States -- Societies, etc  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10450
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213855
AAA_collcode_hoodrich
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213855

Carl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971

Creator:
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-1975  Search this
Subject:
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Boyd, E.  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Carrington, Fitz Roy  Search this
Castellón, Federico  Search this
Colker, Ed  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton  Search this
Dehn, Adolf  Search this
Durieux, Caroline  Search this
Dwight, Mabel  Search this
Flannagan, John Bernard  Search this
Girard, André  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Huntley, Victoria Hutson  Search this
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis)  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Keppel, Frederick  Search this
Kimball, Fiske  Search this
Kohn, Misch  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Lankes, Julius J.  Search this
Lasansky, Mauricio  Search this
Mauzey, Merritt  Search this
McNulty, Kneeland  Search this
Michener, James A. (James Albert)  Search this
Mitchell, Marian  Search this
Nalbandian, Karnig  Search this
Norman, Dorothy  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Ronnebeck, Arnold  Search this
Rose, Ruth Starr  Search this
Rosenwald, Lessing J. (Lessing Julius)  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée  Search this
Schniewind, Carl Oscar  Search this
Seidenberg, Roderick  Search this
Spratling, William  Search this
Spruance, Benton  Search this
Sternberg, Harry  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Teng, Kuei  Search this
Valentin, Curt  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Yunkers, Adja  Search this
Art in America  Search this
American Artists Group  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Independent Citizens Committee for the Arts, Sciences, and Professions  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Print Council of America  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Weyhe Gallery  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Citation:
Carl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Modern school magazine  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Prints -- Societies, etc  Search this
Prints -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Prints, American  Search this
Prints, European  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10859
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214612
AAA_collcode_zigrcarl
Theme:
Diaries
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214612

John Matthew Miller III Collection

Creator:
Miller, John Matthew, III, 1896-  Search this
Names:
Kellet Autogiro Corp  Search this
Miller Aviation Corp (John Matthew Miller III) (Aircraft manufacturer) (1927-1929)  Search this
New Brunswick (NJ) Aero Club  Search this
Pitcairn (Pitcairn-Cierva)  Search this
Pitcairn Autogiro Co, Inc.  Search this
Pitcairn Aviation  Search this
Johnson, Robert Woods  Search this
Miller, John Matthew, III, 1896-  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Cubic feet (1 legal document box, 1 slim legal document box, 1 map folder (18 x 48 inches))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Financial records
Correspondence
Clippings
Pamphlets
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Logs (records)
Date:
1910-1973
Summary:
John Matthew Miller III (born June 3, 1896) was active in aviation throughout his life, as a naval aviator, air mail pilot, transport pilot, autogiro pilot, flight instructor, aircraft manufacturer, airport operator, agricultural pilot, and helicopter test pilot, working at different times for the United States Navy, the U.S. Aerial Mail Service, Pitcairn Aeronautical Corporation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture; from 1927-1929 Miller operated his own business, the Miller Aviation Corporation of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The collection includes Miller's pilot licenses and log books, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings and assorted ephemera, predominantly from the 1914 to 1939 period of Miller's life.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains both original materials and photocopies of materials loaned by the donor for copying. Original materials include Miller's United States Navy Naval Aviator Certificate, an aircraft log book for the Curtiss Seagull "Jacques Cartier" (owned by The Chicago Tribune), a photo album entitled "The Miller Corporation, New Brunswick Airport" featuring images of the Miller (Corp) MCA-1 Amphibian Biplane, assorted loose photographs, correspondence from Robert Woods Johnson (of Johnson & Johnson), two panoramic group photographs of the US Navy Flight A Naval Aviation detachment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1917, newspaper clippings (several covering James G. Ray's autogiro flight over Washington, DC in 1934), assorted ephemera relating to Miller's aviation career, and two bound books: Flying Officers of the U.S.N. (US Navy): 1917-1919 and Saga of the US Air Mail Service: 1918-1927, (Air Mail Pioneers, Inc., 1962). Photocopied materials include two of Miller's pilot log books, two of Miller's pilot licenses, a scrapbook, and selected pages from additional scrapbooks from which individual photographs were copied by the National Air and Space Museum in 2001. The collection also includes Smithsonian Institution numbered copy prints of these selected photographs.
Arrangement:
Materials in this collection are grouped into Series by type; materials within a series are generally arranged chronologically, grouped by subject.
Biographical / Historical:
John Matthew Miller III was born June 3, 1896, at Tacoma, Washington. As a teenager, Miller came east to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and found summer employment with the Burgess Company aircraft manufacturers at Marblehead, Massachusetts. In 1917, following the entry of the United States into World War I, Miller was accepted into the Massachusetts School for Naval Air Service (Flight A Naval Aviation detachment at MIT), and, after two months, moved on to elementary flying instruction at Hampton Roads, Virginia, and then advanced instruction at Pensacola, Florida. He was commissioned into the United States Naval Air Service as an Ensign on March 16, 1918, and stationed at Naval Air Station Rockaway Beach, New York, where he performed patrol and convoy work off New York harbor, until ordered to inactive duty on December 15, 1918. Miller promptly joined the US Aerial Mail Service; after training in Dayton Wright DH-4 air mailplanes at Belmont Park, Long Island, Miller was posted to Bustleton, Pennsylvania, as station manager. Following his two years of air mail service, Miller worked at a number of aviation jobs, including time with the America Trans Oceanic Company (Miami, Florida, 1920), survey flights in Quebec (Canada, 1922), and managing operations for Pitcairn Aeronautical Corporation at their base adjacent to Hadley Field in South Plainfield, New Jersey (the New York terminal for the New York to Chicago and New York to Atlanta air mail routes). Miller was an active member of the New Brunswick (NJ) Aero Club, owners of a Pitcairn PA-3 Orowing based at Pitcairn's field. On August 1, 1927, Miller organized the Miller Aviation Corporation, operating out of New Brunswick Airport (a.k.a. "Miller Field"), a short-lived airfield located southwest of the city of New Brunswick. Miller Aviation offered flying instruction, local sightseeing flights, and charter passenger flights in the mid-Atlantic seaboard region. In 1928-1929, the Miller Aviation Corporation designed, constructed, and tested the Miller (Corp) MCA-1 Amphibian Biplane; sadly, the aircraft crashed during its first ground landing. After his company failed, Miller returned to Pitcairn Aeronautical as an autogiro pilot, making a number of flights through the 1930s for Pitcairn, the US Department of Agriculture, and others. During World War II, Miller temporarily rejoined the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander, serving as a helicopter test pilot at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Miller later worked for the Department of Agriculture until his retirement in 1956.

NOTE: John Matthew Miller III (born 1896, died circa 1980s), the subject of this collection, should not be confused with fellow air mail and autogiro pilot John McDonald "Johnny" Miller (1905-2008), occasionally referenced in this collection. Johnny Miller was more closely associated with the Kellett Autogiro Corp (Philadelphia, PA), and was famous for being the first to land an aircraft on the roof of a building.
Provenance:
Lee M. Gunther-Mohr, Gift, 2001, NASM.2001.0036.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Burgess Aircraft Family  Search this
Autogiros  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Pitcairn PCA-2 Autogiro  Search this
Miller Corp MCA-1 Amphibian Biplane  Search this
Kellett Autogiro Family  Search this
Pitcairn PA-3 Orowing  Search this
Waco 10 Family (Aircraft)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Financial records
Correspondence
Clippings
Pamphlets
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Logs (records)
Scrapbooks
Citation:
John Matthew Miller III Collection, Acc. NASM.2001.0036, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0036
See more items in:
John Matthew Miller III Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2a83059ef-9c92-493a-968b-5c76acd10a91
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0036
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A meeting of Council, Society of American Etchers.

Creator:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Subject:
Allen, James E.  Search this
Society of American Etchers  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1935
Citation:
Peter A. Juley & Son. A meeting of Council, Society of American Etchers., ca. 1935. James E. Allen papers, 1921-1949. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists in groups  Search this
Art--Societies, etc.  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4088
See more items in:
James E. Allen papers, 1921-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4088
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