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Oral history interview with Arthur Cort Holden

Interviewee:
Holden, Arthur Cort, 1890-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording (1 hour), 5 in.)
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 Jan. 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Arthur Cort Holden conducted 1971 Jan. 20, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Holden speaks of Frank Lloyd Wright and his work in conjunction with Wright on the Guggenheim Museum, and difficulties in the construction of the museum. He recalls James Johnson Sweeney.
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur Cort Holden (1890-1993) was an architect from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Museum architecture -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.holden71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9afb50c13-2dff-4a3d-acfe-f7f1edb2b6c5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holden71
Online Media:

Oral history interview with V. V. Rankine

Interviewee:
Rankine, V. V., 1920-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Names:
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
David Herbert Gallery  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Arts (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Jefferson Place Gallery  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Bader, Franz, 1903-1994  Search this
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Denney, Alice  Search this
Dorrance, Nesta  Search this
Downing, Thomas, 1928-1985  Search this
Duncan, Augustin  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983  Search this
Gabo, Naum, 1890-1977  Search this
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-  Search this
Gorky, Agnes  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Graham, John, 1887-1961  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Halle, Kay  Search this
Hare, David, 1917-1992  Search this
Helburn, Theresa, 1887-1959  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995  Search this
Kennedy, Kit  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Kinney, Gilbert H.  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Leopold, Richard  Search this
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962  Search this
Magruder, Esther  Search this
Merrill, Kevin  Search this
Nelson, Wretha  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Newman, Bonnie  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée, 1886-1966  Search this
Pace, Stephen, 1918-2010  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Penn, Arthur, 1922-  Search this
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Renault, Jean  Search this
Richman, Robert  Search this
Russo, Alexander  Search this
Sheridan, Walt  Search this
Sherman, Saul  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016  Search this
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953  Search this
Truitt, Anne, 1921-2004  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Yektai, Manoucher, 1922-  Search this
Youngerman, Jack, 1926-2020  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1990 Mar. 2-22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of V. V. Rankine conducted 1990 Mar. 2-22, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Rankine discusses the evolution of her nickname, V.V.; discovering her dyslexia; growing up in Boston; auditioning for a part in, "The Philadelphia Story"; her art studies with Amedee Ozenfant from 1944 to 1946; her studies at Black Mountain College with Josef Albers and Willem De Kooning in 1947; her friendship with Morris Louis and watching him work; living with her brother-in-law Arshile Gorky, in New York City; her first one-woman show at the David Herbert Gallery in New York in 1962; exhibiting at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York and at the Jefferson Place Gallery in Washington, D.C.; Robert Richman and the Institute of Contemporary Arts; the relationship between her painting and her sculpture; favorite shapes and materials; and her summer home in East Hampton and artist friends there. Rankine also recalls Robert Rauschenberg, Jack Youngerman, Manoucher Yektai, Betty Parsons, Ibram Lassaw, Buckminster Fuller, Elaine De Kooning, Arthur Penn, Richard Leopold, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Ken Noland, Morris Louis, Ray Johnson, Kenneth Snelson, David Hare, Frederick Kiesler, Raphael Soyer, Moses Soyer, Jean Renault, Agnes Gorky, Esther Magruder, James Johnson Sweeney, Jim Brooks, John Graham, Phillip Guston, Duncan Phillips, Theresa Helburn, Augustine Duncan, Tom Downing, Gene Davis, Alice Denney, Nesta Dorrance, Kevin Merrill, Sam Gilliam, Dylan Thomas, Kay Halle, Kit Kennedy, Naum Gabo, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Anne Truitt, Wretha Nelson, Franz Bader, Louise Nevelson, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Bonnie Newman, Alexander Russo, Walt Sheridan, Gilbert Kinney, Saul Sherman, Steve Pace, Lee Krasner, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
V.V. Rankine (1920-2004) was a painter and sculptor from Washington, D.C. Variable forms of the artist's name are notably E. R. (Elvine Richard) Rankine, Vivian Scott Rankine, and her married name, Mrs. Paul Scott.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 53 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.rankin90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9962313c4-a6e1-43b3-b0a1-2b3ae06a7b90
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rankin90
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ida Kohlmeyer

Interviewee:
Kohlmeyer, Ida, 1912-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Names:
Glade, Luba B.  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Trivigno, Pat, 1922-  Search this
White , Ruth  Search this
Extent:
177 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 May 17-20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ida Kohlmeyer conducted 1989 May 17-20, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art.
Kohlmeyer discusses how she became an artist, her training, her marriage, the New Orleans art scene, her teaching and students, her work in sculpture, and the "Clusters and Circus" series. She recalls Pat Trivigno, Mark Rothko, Hans Hofmann, Clyfford Still, James Johnson Sweeney, Luba Glade, and Ruth White.
Biographical / Historical:
Ida Kohlmeyer (1912-1997) was a painter from New Orleans, La.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others. Funding for this interview provided by the Lannan Foundation.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Painters -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
Educators -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
Sculptors -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kohlme89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw997d588d5-2290-41c3-b7da-8e0f728e1576
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kohlme89
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Isabel Bishop

Interviewee:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Nadelman, Cynthia  Search this
Names:
Gruskin, Alan D. (Alan Daniel), 1904-1970  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Pène Du Bois, Guy, 1884-1958  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Extent:
130 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1987 November 12-December 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Isabel Bishop conducted 1987 November 12-December 11, by Cynthia Nadelman, for the Archives of American Art.
Bishop discusses her family background; moving to New York; her studio in Union Square; "Reality" magazine; and her figurative sculpture and portraiture. She recalls Reginald Marsh, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Raphael Soyer, Alan Gruskin, Guy Pène du Bois, James Johnson Sweeney, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Isabel Bishop (1902-1988) was a painter from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 56 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Book illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.bishop87
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c8ba9e8a-7f9f-4913-9e57-8f07fe0b192a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bishop87
Online Media:

Germain Seligman to James Sweeney of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Creator:
Seligman, Germain, 1893-1978  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Seligman, Germain, 1893-1978  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1945 Dec. 12
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)970
See more items in:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_970

Artists' protest letter to James Johnson Sweeney, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Subject:
Albert, Calvin  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Barnet, Will  Search this
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Botkin, Henry  Search this
Browne, Byron  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Constant, George  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Ferber, Herbert  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Lipton, Seymour  Search this
Morris, George L. K. (George Lovett Kingsland)  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Schucker, Charles L.  Search this
Sennhauser, John  Search this
Smith, Leon Polk  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1956
Topic:
Protesting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9963
See more items in:
Letters and clippings relating to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1956-1958
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9963

James Johnson Sweeney telegram to Mrs. Martin Schutze

Creator:
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Schutze, Martin, Mrs.  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1934 April 21
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18050
See more items in:
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago records, 1917-1981
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18050

Fernand Léger letter to James Johnson Sweeney

Creator:
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1935 May 21
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18052
See more items in:
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago records, 1917-1981
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18052
Online Media:

Letter from James Johnson Sweeney, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, to Peter M. Riccio at Columbia University

Creator:
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Riccio, Peter M. (Peter Michael), 1898-1990  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1957 December 17
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17040
See more items in:
American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993, bulk 1909-1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17040

James Johnson Sweeney, New York, N.Y. letter to Philip Pearlstein

Creator:
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1954 May 19
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17320
See more items in:
Philip Pearlstein papers, circa 1940-2008
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17320

James Johnson Sweeney, Chicago, Ill. letter to Eva Watson-Schütze, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Watson-Schütze, Eva, 1867-1935  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Subject:
Arp, Jean  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Hélion, Jean  Search this
Miró, Joan  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Watson-Schütze, Eva  Search this
Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
11 June 1934
Topic:
Art market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17652
See more items in:
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago records, 1917-1981
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17652

Ends and beginnings : sound recording, 1965 Mar. 15

Creator:
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10747
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214358
AAA_collcode_sweejamj
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214358

James J. Sweeney interview, 1962 Mar. 21

Creator:
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Cullor, George, 1915-  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Arts administrators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10684
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214283
AAA_collcode_sweejame
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214283

African bronzes from Ifé and Benin; exhibition from November 11 to December 6, 1941, at the gallery of H. F. Sachs, inc. ... New York, N. Y

Author:
Sachs, H. F., inc  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson 1900-1986  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. illus. 29 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1941
C1941]
Topic:
Bronzes, African  Search this
Call number:
NK7987 .S3X
NK7987.S3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_71965

Waintrob-Budd photographs of American artists

Creator:
Waintrob-Budd (Firm : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
Budd (Firm : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Adrian, Barbara, 1931- -- Photographs  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964 -- Photographs  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965 -- Photographs  Search this
Barnet, Will, 1911- -- Photographs  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975 -- Photographs  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973 -- Photographs  Search this
Bosa, Louis, 1905- -- Photographs  Search this
Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983 -- Photographs  Search this
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961 -- Photographs  Search this
Carroll, John, 1892-1959 -- Photographs  Search this
Constant, George, 1892-1978 -- Photographs  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982 -- Photographs  Search this
De Diego, Julio, 1900- -- Photographs  Search this
Delaunay, Sonia -- Photographs  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978 -- Photographs  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 -- Photographs  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975 -- Photographs  Search this
Floch, Joseph, 1895-1977 -- Photographs  Search this
Gablik, Suzi -- Photographs  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987 -- Photographs  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974 -- Photographs  Search this
Goulet, Lorrie, 1925- -- Photographs  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959 -- Photographs  Search this
Hare, David, 1917- -- Photographs  Search this
Harkavy, Minna, b. 1895 -- Photographs  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901- -- Photographs  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966 -- Photographs  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 -- Photographs  Search this
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison), 1883-1968 -- Photographs  Search this
Jenkins, Paul, 1923-2012 -- Photographs  Search this
Kantor, Morris, 1896-1974 -- Photographs  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984 -- Photographs  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974 -- Photographs  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000 -- Photographs  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982 -- Photographs  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010 -- Photographs  Search this
Levy, Ellen K -- Photographs  Search this
Lijn, Liliane, 1939- -- Photographs  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Lowry, W. McNeil (Wilson McNeil), 1913-1993 -- Photographs  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954 -- Photographs  Search this
Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1901-1980 -- Photographs  Search this
Menkes, Sigmund, 1896-1986 -- Photographs  Search this
Motherwell, Robert -- Photographs  Search this
Root, Edwin -- Photographs  Search this
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1966 -- Photographs  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Sheerin, Jerry -- Photographs  Search this
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974 -- Photographs  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987 -- Photographs  Search this
Speicher, Eugene E. (Eugene Edward), 1883-1962 -- Photographs  Search this
Speyer, Darthea -- Photographs  Search this
Steinberg, Saul -- Photographs  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900- -- Photographs  Search this
Waintrob, A. L., 1908-  Search this
Waintrob, Sidney J., 1903-  Search this
Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean), 1907-1976 -- Photographs  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965 -- Photographs  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966 -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
68 Items ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1980
Scope and Contents:
REEL 1817: Photographs of: Will Barnet, Jose de Creeft (2), Sonia Delaunay, Walker Evans, Joseph Floch, Suzi Gablik (2), Adolph Gottlieb (also filmed on reel 1886, fr. 33-34), Lorrie Goulet, Minna Harkavy, William Hayter (2), Paul Jenkins, Lee Krasner (2), Lilliane Lijn, Jerry Sheerin (2), and Darthea Speyer (2). Also included is a group photo of Jose de Creeft, Jacques Lipchitz, George Biddle, Thomas Benton, and Ben Shahn at the American Academy of Arts & Letters Ceremonial, May 20, 1964.
REEL 1886: Photographs of: Barbara Adrian, Alexander Archipenko, Milton Avery, Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Louis Bosa, Henry C. Botkin, Byron Browne, John Carroll, George Constant, Julio de Diego, Edwin Dickinson, Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Floch, Lloyd Goodrich, Adolph Gottlieb, Lorrie Goulet, George Grosz, David Hare, Minna Harkavy, Hans Hofmann, Edward Hopper, Josephine Hopper, Morris Kantor, Leon Kroll, Jacob Lawrence, Julian Levi, Jack Levine, Reginald Marsh, A. Hyatt Mayor, Sigmund Menkes, Robert Motherwell, Edwin Root, James Rorimer (a cropped version erroneously microfilmed as Sidney Waintrob appears on reel 1817, fr. 1193), Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer, Eugene Speicher, Saul Steinberg, James Johnson Sweeney, Hudson Walker, Abraham Walker, and William Zorach.
UNMICROFILMED Two photographs: Ellen K. Levy and McNeil Lowry.
Arrangement:
REEL 1817: Microfilmed with AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection II, and appear on microfilm in alphabetical order under artist with other unrelated photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographic studio; New York, N.Y. Sidney J. and his brother A. L. (Bud) Waintrob specialized in photographing artists, curators and other art world personalities. They worked under the name Budd [Studio] before using Waintrob-Budd.
Provenance:
Photographs on reel 1817 and unmicrofilmed photos donated 1974-1987 by Sidney J. Waintrob; photographs on reel 1886 donated 1979-1980 by Samuel I. Hoffberg, whose relationship to Waintrob-Budd is unclear.
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.
Rights:
Authorization to publish quote, or reproduce requires written permission from David Stekert. 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.
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wainbudd
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw997984475-f0b5-41ac-b438-8b48c89a9145
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wainbudd

Ends and beginnings : sound recording

Creator:
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound tape reels, 7 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1965 Mar. 15
Scope and Contents:
A lecture delivered by Sweeney entitled "Ends and Beginnings."
Biographical / Historical:
Art administrator.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Arts administrators  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.sweejamj
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw931215e41-684f-4f47-a17a-c84c00a899e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sweejamj

James J. Sweeney interview

Creator:
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cullor, George  Search this
Extent:
1 sound tape ; (12 p. transcript) (7 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1962 Mar. 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of James J. Sweeney conducted by George Cullor.
Biographical / Historical:
Art administrator; Houston, Texas. Director of the Guggenheim Museum, N.Y.C., and of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Provenance:
Donor unspecified.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Arts administrators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sweejame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96258c8fa-2898-4431-beda-b8b52d6c858e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sweejame

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston records

Creator:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Search this
Names:
McDowell Association  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Extent:
17.2 Linear feet ((microfilmed on 18 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; scrapbooks; a report; financial statements; and blueprints and architectural plans.
REELS 1579-1594: Correspondence, 1961-1967, of the director, James Johnson Sweeney, concerning the operation and exhibitions of the Museum. Sweeney's correspondence as President of the McDowell Association, and correspondence, financial statements, artist information sheets, photos, and printed miscellany relating to Sweeney's position as a member of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc. are also included.
REELS 3315-A & 3367: A scrapbook, ca. 1950-1970, containing exhibition announcements, catalogs and invitations, clippings, photographs of works of art and biographical data on Texas artists John Squire Adams, David Adickes, John T. Biggers, Bill Bomar, James W. Boynton, Joe Coulter, Otis Dozier, Kelly Fearing, Seymour Fogel, Michael Frary, Henry Gadbois, Herbert Mears, Robert Preusser, Frances Taylor Royston, Everett Spruce, Charles Umlauf and others. Also includes 3 public information scrapbooks, 1924-1958, containing newspaper clippings, magazine articles, exhibition catalogs, correspondence, printed material and photographs of works of art.
REEL 3475: An undated report "Is Houston Lagging in the Fine Arts?" outlining the need for a new wing for the Museum of Fine Arts, a permanent fund for operation and donations for acquisitions; correspondence, 1967-1968, between MFA Director James Johnson Sweeney and Bruno P. Conterato, David Fix, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Andrew W. Morgan, S. I. Morris, Hugo Neuhaus, Jr., Arthur Salzman, Francois Stahly, George Tsutakawa, and others regarding a proposed fountain sculpture for Houston and the new addition to the MFA designed by Mies Van Der Rohe; and architectural plans and blueprints, 1954 and 1973, for the new addition.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Material on reels 1579-1594 lent for microfilming (except business correspondence) 1979 by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; business correspondence on reels 1579-1594 donated 1979 by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; material on reels 3315-A & 3367 lent for microfilming 1983 and 1985 by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; material on reel 3475 donated 1981 by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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:
Artists -- Texas  Search this
Art directors -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Texas
Identifier:
AAA.musefaht
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a7860e6c-e340-46de-9be5-d7355142fdb8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-musefaht

Text of comments by participants in The Modern Artist Speaks forum

Creator:
Modern Artist Speaks (1948 : Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Extent:
4 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1948 May 5
Scope and Contents:
Typescripts of speeches by Paul Burlin, Stuart Davis, Adolph Gottlieb, George L. K. Morris, and James Johnson Sweeney, delivered at a forum, "The Modern Artist Speaks," held at the Museum of Modern Art on May 5, 1948. In addition to a typescript of all five speeches, preliminary drafts with handwritten corrections are included of Burlin, Davis and Morris's speeches. Burlin comments on the artist as cultural critic, Morris discusses the failure of art criticism and Davis interprets contemporary attacks on abstract art as an attempt to control the artist's attitudes toward society.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
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, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.modearti
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99b2e7f52-75ad-4a26-b08f-0bf131e429cb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-modearti

Michael Lekakis papers

Creator:
Lekakis, Michael, 1907-  Search this
Names:
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962  Search this
Freeman, Joseph  Search this
Gilford, Henry  Search this
Olson, Charles, 1910-1970  Search this
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
0.4 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1990
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; U.S. Army records; postcards; telegrams; a monologue; photographs; catalogs; clippings; and publications.
REEL N69-131: U.S. Army records commenting on Lekakis' work in camouflage during World War II; 11 letters, postcards and telegrams, 1951-1963, from Marion and E.E. Cummings concerning translations, from U.S.I.S. officers, and from the Baltimore Museum of Art, the last concerning a Lekakis painting rejected by the Trustees; a xerox monologue, "Medea at Corinth," by Joseph Freeman, and a comment on Lekakis by Henry Gilford; photographs; catalogs; and clippings.
REELS 3090-3091: Papers pertaining to poets Charles Olson and Ezra Pound. Included are 12 letters and postcards from Olson, a letter from the University of Connecticut Archives requesting information about Olson, and two publications (Y & X, 1948 and Right Angle, 1949) which contain poems by Olson. In addition there are 32 letters and postcards, 1953-1958, from Ezra Pound, two letters from Dorothy Pound, and a letter from James Johnson Sweeney to Ezra Pound about the possibility of acquiring Lekakis's sculpture for the Guggenheim.
ADDITION: Biographical information, including records from the memorial service for Lekakis held at the Art Students League, March 6, 1988; clippings, 1962-1988; exhibition announcements, 1946-1990, and catalogs, 1980-1988; poems by Lekakis; and a transcript of a Voice of America radio interview.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor, poet; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1969-1978 by Michael Lekakis, except for Cummings & Pound letters which were returned to Lekakis after microfilming, and in 1992 by Catherine Lekakis Hios, sister of Michael Lekakis.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Poets  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lekamich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96656b223-f201-4784-8df8-58b9841db705
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lekamich

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