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Stanton L. Catlin papers, 1911-1998, bulk 1930-1994

Creator:
Catlin, Stanton L., 1915-1997  Search this
Catlin, Stanton L., 1915-1997  Search this
Subject:
Paternosto, César  Search this
Williams, Amancio  Search this
Obregón, Alejandro  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Boulton, Alfredo  Search this
Sebastián, Santiago  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Sandoval, Judith Hancock de  Search this
Rockefeller, David  Search this
Ades, Dawn  Search this
Rasmussen, Waldo  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)  Search this
Paz, Octavio  Search this
Universidad de Chile  Search this
Columbia Records, Inc.  Search this
Syracuse University  Search this
Hunter College  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Diaries
Place:
Czech Republic -- description and travel
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5453
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214549
AAA_collcode_catlstan
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214549
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Stanton L. Catlin papers

Creator:
Catlin, Stanton L. , 1915-1997  Search this
Names:
Columbia Records, Inc.  Search this
Hunter College -- Faculty  Search this
Syracuse University -- Faculty  Search this
Universidad de Chile -- Faculty  Search this
Ades, Dawn  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Boulton, Alfredo  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Obregón, Alejandro, 1920-  Search this
Paternosto, César, 1931-  Search this
Paz, Octavio, 1914-  Search this
Rasmussen, Waldo  Search this
Rockefeller, David, 1915-  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Sandoval, Judith Hancock de  Search this
Sebastián, Santiago  Search this
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Williams, Amancio  Search this
Extent:
56.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Diaries
Place:
Czech Republic -- Description and Travel
Date:
1911-1998
bulk 1930-1994
Summary:
The papers of curator, gallery director, educator, and Latin American art historian Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) measure 56.4 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1994. The papers are comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, teaching and project files, professional files, research files, exhibition and subject files, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of curator, gallery director, educator, and Latin American art historian Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) measure 56.4 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1994. The papers are comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, teaching and project files, professional files, research files, exhibition and subject files, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical material includes six address books, two annotated calendars, four day books, curriculum vitae, interview transcripts, records of Catlin's personal book collection, and his work as a student. Correspondence is with Catlin's family and prominent artists and colleagues, such as Dawn Ades, Dore Ashton, Alfredo Boulton, Robert Motherwell, Alejandro Obregon, César Paternosto, Octavio Paz, Waldo Rasmussen, David and Nelson Rockefeller, Susana Torruella Leval, Judith Sandoval, Santiago Sebastian, and Amancio Williams. Correspondence with Columbia Records concerns Catlin's Grammy Award for best album.

There are writings and notes by Catlin and others on Latin American art, and three journals kept by Catlin during his time in the Czech Republic and Minnesota.

Teaching files document some of Catlin's work as an art history professor at Hunter College, Syracuse University, and the University of Chile. The project files document his work as a consultant or contributor on various projects abd the professional files include records of Catlin's positions as art gallery curator and director, professional memberships, conference participation, and other professional activities. Research and subject files consist of annotated material related to Latin American art, European art, and various artforms and artists.

Exhibition files are found for Art of Latin America Since Independence (1966) and other exhibitions of Latin American art. Printed materials include books with an inscription, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, magazines, and publications. There are photographs of Catlin, family and friends, colleagues, and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical material , 1933-1989 (1 linear foot; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1914-1994 (4.5 linear feet; Box 2-6)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1930-1993 (4.5 linear feet; Box 6-10, OV 57)

Series 4: Teaching Files, 1941-1991 (1.5 linear feet; Box 10-12)

Series 5: Project Files, 1940-1993 (3.5 linear feet; Box 12-16)

Series 6: Professional Files, 1939-1994 (13.1 linear feet; Box 16-28, OV 58, 60)

Series 7: Research and Subject Files, 1938-1998 (8.0 linear feet; Box 28-36)

Series 8: Exhibition Files, 1941-1993 (15.6 linear feet; Box 37-51, OV 58-60)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1944-1993 (4.2 linear feet; Box 52-56)

Series 10: Photographs, 1911-1991 (0.5 linear feet; Box 56)
Biographical / Historical:
Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) was a curator, gallery director, educator, art historian, and expert on Latin American Art.

Catlin studied art history at Oberlin College and graduated in 1937. After graduation, he studied painting and art history at the Academy of Arts in Prague, Czech Republic for two years. Catlin received a Fogg Museum Fellowship in Modern Art at Harvard University to survey collections of art in Europe. However, the project was canceled because of World War II.

During the war, Catlin served as a Cultural Relations Representative for the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs where he assisted with exhibition arrangements throughout Latin America. In 1942, he also began teaching the history of art in the United States at the University of Chile. After the war, Catlin served in the Field Operations Division of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, working in the Displaced Persons Operation from 1945-1946.

From 1947 to 1950, Catlin served as the executive director of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He received his graduate degree in art history from New York University in 1952, and shortly thereafter became editor and curator of American art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. From 1958 to 1967, Catlin was the assistant director of the Yale University Art Gallery. While there, he curated the landmark exhibition Art of Latin America Since Independence in 1966, the first exhibition to include only Latin American art and the accompanying catalog remains a standard reference source. That same year, Catlin won a Grammy Award for best album notes for an essay on Mexican mural painting.

In 1967, Catlin left Yale to take a position as director of the Art Gallery at the Center for Inter-American Relations before joining the faculty of Syracuse University in 1971 and becoming director of the university's Art Gallery. He remained at Syracuse for the rest of his career.

Catlin was a consultant on the major retrospective exhibition of the work of Diego Rivera at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1986. He also worked on a project to document Mexican murals in the United States. Catlin died in Fayetteville, New York in 1997.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview conducted by Francis V. O'Connor with Stanton L. Catlin from July 1 to September 14, 1989.

The University of Texas at Austin holds a significant collection of Stanton Loomis Catlin's papers, some of which are duplicates of the papers held by the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The collection was donated from 1992 to 1995 to by Stanton L. Catlin.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the 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 permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York (State)  Search this
Minnesota -- Description and travel  Search this
Gallery directors -- New York (State)  Search this
Curators -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Diaries
Citation:
Stanton L. Catlin papers, 1911-1998, bulk 1930-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
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Women artists from Puerto Rico : [exhibition] November 3-30, 1983, Cayman Gallery / [Susana Torruella Leval, curator ; organized by the Cayman Gallery and the Asociación de Mujeres Artistas de Puerto Rico]

Author:
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Cayman Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mujeres Artistas de Puerto Rico (Association)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Puerto Rico
Date:
1983
[1983]
20th century
Topic:
Art, Puerto Rican  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Call number:
N6612 .W66 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_524853

Latina : a photographic exhibition / organized by En Foco, inc. ; participating photographers: Sandra Eleta, Graciela Iturbide, Marucha (María Eugenia Haya), Frieda Marín

Author:
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
En Foco, Inc  Search this
City Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Eleta, Sandra Exhibitions  Search this
Iturbide, Graciela 1942- Exhibitions  Search this
Haya, María E Exhibitions  Search this
Marín, Frieda Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill. ; 21 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Latin America
Date:
1988
20th century
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Women photographers--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
TR27.5 .L35 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_499215

Américas : 1 agosto-1 septiembre de 1992, Monasterio de Santa Clara, Moguer (Huelva)

Title:
Plus ultra : Américas
Curator:
Sichel, Berta M.  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Host institution:
Monasterio de Santa Clara de Moguer  Search this
Pabellón de Andalucía:
Expo (International Exhibitions Bureau) (1992 : Seville, Spain) organizer publisher  Search this
Physical description:
98 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
America
Date:
1992
[1992]
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1087324

¿What's the meaning of this?

Artist:
Sánchez, Juan 1954-  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Ferrer, Elizabeth  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Publisher:
BRIC (Organization : Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Sánchez, Juan 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
25 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1055870

Foon Sham

Author:
Sham, Foon 1953-  Search this
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Subject:
Sham, Foon 1953-  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
Call number:
NB237.S4652 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717974

Mira! : the Canadian Club hispanic art tour III, 1988-1989 / curated by Susana Torruella Leval, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Inverna Lockpez

Author:
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Pau-Llosa, Ricardo  Search this
Lockpez, Inverna  Search this
Meadows Museum  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
20th century
Topic:
Hispanic American art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6538.H58.M57.1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642731

Voices from our communities : perspectives on a decade of collecting at EL Museo del Barrio, June 12th-September 16th, 2001 / Organized by Susana Torruella Leval, director El Museo del Barrio, New York

Author:
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Museo del Barrio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Museo del Barrio  Search this
Museo del Barrio History  Search this
Museo del Barrio  Search this
Physical description:
[40] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
Topic:
Hispanic American art  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N620.M84 V65 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_670634

Artists talk back : visual conversations with El Museo = Los artistas responden : conversando en imagenes con El Museo / curated by Susana Torruella Leval

Title:
Artistas responden
El Museo del Barrio's twenty-fifth anniversary exhibition
Twenty-fifth anniversary exhibition
Author:
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Museo del Barrio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
Topic:
Art, Latin American  Search this
Call number:
N6538.L3 A78 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_502820

Emblems of his city : José Campeche and San Juan = Emblemas de su ciudad : José Campeche y San Juan

Title:
José Campeche and San Juan
Emblemas de su ciudad
Author:
Campeche, José 1751-1809  Search this
Dávila, Arturo V  Search this
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Museo del Barrio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Campeche, José 1751-1809  Search this
Physical description:
[40] p. : ill., maps ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
[1988?]
17th century
18th century
Topic:
Art, Puerto Rican  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C1867 M8 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_503865

En Foco, Inc. in association with the Hostos Center for Arts & Culture presents Island journey : an exhibition of Puerto Rican photography : September 18 through December 15, 1995 / [Betty Wilde and Charles Biasiny-Rivera, curators ; Miriam Romais, curatorial assistant ; Susana Torruella Leval, guest essayist]

Title:
Island journey
Author:
Wilde, Betty  Search this
Biasiny-Rivera, Charles  Search this
Romais, Miriam  Search this
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
En Foco, Inc  Search this
Hostos Community College Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Puerto Rico
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographers--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
TR645.N5332 H6 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_515457

Coming of age with the muses : change in the age of multiculturalism / Susana Torruella Leval

Author:
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts  Search this
Physical description:
15 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1995
Topic:
Museum techniques  Search this
Multiculturalism  Search this
Multicultural education  Search this
Museums--Social aspects  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Call number:
AM7 .T67 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_527236

Landscapes : an exhibition of sculpture / juried by Ana María Escallón and Susana Torruella Leval

Author:
Escallón, Ana María  Search this
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Art Museum of the Americas  Search this
Washington Sculptures Group (D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Call number:
NB198 .L36 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_534835

Luis Cruz Azaceta : the AIDS epidemic series = serie epidemica del SIDA / Susana Torruella Leval, Philip Yenawine, Ileen Sheppard

Author:
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Azaceta, Luis Cruz 1942-  Search this
Yenawine, Philip  Search this
Sheppard, Ileen  Search this
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art  Search this
Queens Museum  Search this
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art  Search this
Subject:
Azaceta, Luis Cruz 1942- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
AIDS (Disease) in art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.A987 T6 1990
N40.1.A987T6 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_422203

Exposición, la casa de todos nosotros : Antonio Martorell y sus amigos = Exhibition, a house for us all : Antonio Martorell and friends : el Museo del Barrio, September, October, November, December, January 1992-93

Author:
Martorell, Antonio 1939-  Search this
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Museo del Barrio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Ponce Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Martorell, Antonio 1939- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1992
1992]
Topic:
Dwellings in art  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.M3816 M9 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_484792

Míra! : the Canadian Club Hispanic art tour III, 1988-1989 / curated by Susana Torruella Leval, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Inverna Lockpez

Author:
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Pau-Llosa, Ricardo  Search this
Lockpez, Inverna  Search this
Hiram Walker, Inc  Search this
Meadows Museum  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
1988]
20th century
Topic:
Hispanic American art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6538.H58 T69 1988
N6538.H58T69 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389948

German Perez : works 1980-2001 / essay by Susana Torruella Leval

Title:
Works 1980-2001
Where we dreamers dream
Author:
Perez, German  Search this
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Subject:
Perez, German Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Perez, German  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Date:
2007
21st century
Topic:
Art, Dominican  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1064804

Edgar Franceschi : if you hear me calling, it's only my heart / [essay by Susana Torruella Leval]

Title:
If you hear me calling, it's only my heart
Author:
Franceschi, Edgar 1948-  Search this
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Franceschi, Edgar 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
Call number:
ND314.F73 A4 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_933276

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