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W.E. Woolfenden letter to James Valliere

Creator:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Valliere, James  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Subject:
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1963 July 19
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13806
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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1914-1984, bulk 1942-1984
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13806

William E. Woolfenden, New York, N.Y. to Baruj Salinas, Barcelona, Spain

Creator:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Salinas, Baruj, 1938-  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1982 Sept. 28
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1391
See more items in:
Baruj Salinas papers, 1971-1996
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1391

Oral history interview with William Woolfenden, 1983 March 17

Interviewee:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Arts -- New York (State) -- New York -- Management  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11916
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213204
AAA_collcode_woolfe83
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213204
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William E. Woolfenden and Irving Burton, 1992 December 12

Interviewee:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Burton, Irving F. (Irving Frederick), 1918-  Search this
Subject:
McCoy, Garnett  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Arts -- Management  Search this
Art, American -- History -- Sources  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13071
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215195
AAA_collcode_woolfe92
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215195
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Clyde H. Burroughs, 1961 June 1

Interviewee:
Burroughs, Clyde H. (Clyde Huntley), 1882-1973  Search this
Burroughs, Clyde H. (Clyde Huntley), 1882-1973  Search this
Interviewer:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12348
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212567
AAA_collcode_burrou61
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212567

Oral history interview with Zoltan Sepeshy, 1963 January 13

Interviewee:
Sepeshy, Zoltan L. (Zoltan Leslie), 1898-1974  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan L. (Zoltan Leslie), 1898-1974  Search this
Interviewer:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11799
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212419
AAA_collcode_sepesh63
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212419

Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1963 March 13

Interviewee:
Bouché, Louis George, 1896-1969  Search this
Bouché, Louis George, 1896-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Subject:
Arensberg, Walter  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Gaylor, Wood  Search this
Gleizes, Albert  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Pascin, Jules  Search this
Quinn, John  Search this
Freytag-Loringhoven, Elsa von  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13344
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212072
AAA_collcode_bouch63
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212072

Proceedings of the Archives of American Art's twenty-fifth anniversary dinner

Names:
Kinney, Gilbert H.  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001  Search this
Spaeth, Eloise  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979 November 8
Scope and Contents:
Proceedings of the Archives of American Art's twenty-fifth anniversary dinner, held in Washington, D.C., November 8, 1979. Speakers include S. Dillon Ripley, Gilbert Kinney, W. E. Woolfenden and Eloise Spaeth.
General:
Originally recorded on reel-to-reel tape. Reformatted in 2010.
Funding note:
Funding for the digital preservation of this recording was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Collection Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Identifier:
AAA.archiv57, Item AAA
See more items in:
Archives of American Art sound recordings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90c4c3dfd-4b90-4549-8466-4da685a0dc4e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archiv57-ref18

William E. Woolfenden papers, 1938-1967

Creator:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Subject:
Sarkis  Search this
Miles, Cyril  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Exhibition for Michigan Artist-Craftsmen  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Handicraft -- Exhibitions  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8680
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210860
AAA_collcode_woolwill
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210860

Oral history interview with James S. Holden, 1966 Aug. 19

Interviewee:
Holden, James S.  Search this
Holden, James S.  Search this
Interviewer:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12506
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212734
AAA_collcode_holden66
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212734

Oral history interview with Louis Bouché

Interviewee:
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Names:
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Freytag-Loringhoven, Elsa von, 1874-1927  Search this
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Gleizes, Albert, 1881-1953  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930  Search this
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Extent:
53 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1963 March 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louis Bouché conducted on 1963 March 13, by William E. Woolfenden, for the Archives of American Art.
Bouché speaks of the Penguin Club, including Walt Kuhn's leadership, artists' balls, banquets and sketch classes; European artists at the Penguin Club including Jules Pascin, Albert Gleizes, and others; his association with the Daniel Gallery; his "lace curtain period"; his art education; teaching; working at Wanamaker's and the Folsom Gallery; Walter Arensberg's parties; and his father, Henri's career as a designer. Bouché recalls Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Wood Gaylor, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, John Quinn, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Bouché (1896-1969) was a painter and teacher from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
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.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bouch63
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9180890be-43c3-4fc3-9666-6c02deb567d9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bouch63
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William E. Woolfenden and Irving Burton

Creator:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Burton, Irving F. (Irving Frederick), 1918-  Search this
Interviewer:
McCoy, Garnett  Search this
Names:
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1992 December 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William E. Woolfenden and Irving Burton conducted 1992 December 12, by Garnett McCoy for the Archives of American Art, concerning the development of the Archives of American Art.
Woolfenden speaks about E.P. Richardson and his intent in founding of the Archives of American Art; the earliest development and collecting activities; his role as assistant director and Richardson's role as director; receiving a Ford foundation grant and other early financial support; fundraising events; auctions; trustees; the founding of regional offices; early employees; forming an alliance with the Smithsonian Institution; and the impact of the AAA on American art history. Irving Burton discusses his involvement.
Biographical / Historical:
William E. Woolfenden (1918- 1995) was the director of the Archives of American Art from 1963-1983.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 35 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:
Arts administrators -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Arts -- Management  Search this
Art, American -- History -- Sources  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.woolfe92
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9df35d1c8-45e5-46b1-be94-c3e6de491832
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woolfe92
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Woolfenden

Interviewee:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
39 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1983 March 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Woolfenden conducted 1983 March 17, by Ruth Gurin Bowman, for the Archives of American Art, in Pacific Palisades, California.
Biographical / Historical:
William E. Woolfenden (1918- 1995) was the director of the Archives of American Art from 1963-1983.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 1 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:
Arts administrators -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Arts -- New York (State) -- New York -- Management  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.woolfe83
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97669c25c-80f3-4a87-9693-8b68235e661c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woolfe83
Online Media:

Archives of American Art Exhibit Opens

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
McCoy, Garnett  Search this
Woolfenden, William E (William Edward) 1918-1995  Search this
Spaeth, Mrs. Otto  Search this
Burton, Irving F  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
1974
Topic:
Galleries  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Event  Search this
Standard number:
74-11260-9
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8477

William Woolfenden

Author:
Penland, Dane A  Search this
Subject:
Woolfenden, William E (William Edward) 1918-1995  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1983
Topic:
Directors  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
83-4691
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8863

Director's Records, 1954-2020

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Subject:
Wattenmaker, Richard J  Search this
Hamilton, Susan A  Search this
Murray, Richard N. 1942-2006  Search this
Woolfenden, William E (William Edward) 1918-1995  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston 1902-1985  Search this
Fleckner, John A. 1941-  Search this
Smith, John W (John William) 1959-  Search this
Haw, Kate  Search this
Physical description:
10.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
21 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Illustrations
Electronic mail
Electronic records
Date:
1954
1954-2020
Topic:
Museum archives  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00815
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Director's Records 1954-2020 [Archives of American Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225683

William E. Woolfenden papers

Creator:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Names:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Exhibition for Michigan Artist-Craftsmen  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Miles, Cyril, 1918-1993  Search this
Sarkis, 1909-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1967
Scope and Contents:
Primarily photographs of works exhibited in Michigan Artist Craftsmen exhibits at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1950-1956, and Designer Craftsmen U.S.A. 1953 for which Woolfenden was a juror. Many of the photographs have labels identifying the museum holding the work, the artists' name, and year exhibiting. Some printed material, notecards and other documentation relating to the 1953 Designer Craftsmen exhibit are also found, primarily relating to the Michigan artists represented and the Michigan regional exhibitions. Also found are miscellaneous photographs, including one of Woolfenden with fellow judge Sarkis Sarkesian holding winning covers for the 4th annual Yearbook of the Newspaper Guild of Detroit, one of Woolfenden at a typewriter labeled Yearbook Staff 1940, and one of Woolfenden holding a bowl with a group of women identified as Museum and Television Party, 1949; twenty-four clippings are of articles by and about Woolfenden, circa 1938-1956 and his obituary, 1995; three illustrated letters from Detroit artist Cyril Miles to Woolfenden (ca. 1967); and a letter from Morris Graves, 1964, reflecting on meeting Woolfenden with Una Johnson, and "those days in St. Paul... wouldn't it be great sport if the three of us were sometime asked to 'do it again'."
Biographical / Historical:
William E. Woolfenden (1918- 1995) was the director of the Archives of American Art from 1963-1983.
Provenance:
Donated July 1980 by William E. Woolfenden.
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:
Arts administrators  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Handicraft -- Exhibitions  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.woolwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99a0e73dc-c1a3-443f-aa6b-8a92ec373293
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woolwill

Oral history interview with Zoltan Sepeshy

Interviewee:
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974  Search this
Interviewer:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Extent:
65 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1963 January 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Zoltan Sepeshy conducted by William E. Woolfenden on 1963 January 13 for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Zoltan Sepeshy (1898-1974) was a painter.
General:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 4 min.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Michigan -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sepesh63
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw961ebebe0-fec9-4686-bbd3-4817a7f68ece
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sepesh63
Online Media:

Emily Nathan papers

Creator:
Nathan, Emily  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution -- Public relations.  Search this
Towle Mfg. Company -- Public relations  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
McLanathan, Richard B. K.  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Spyropoulous, Jannis, 1912-  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Photographer:
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
circa 1943-1985
Scope and Contents:
The papers of public relations consultant and journalist Emily Nathan measure 5.0 linear feet and date from circa 1943-1985. Included are files on clients, among them Towle Manufacturing and its gallery; the Smithsonian Institution, including the Archives of American Art, Radio Smithsonian and the National Portrait Gallery.
Interviews conducted by Nathan for Radio Smithsonian include New York, N.Y. cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883-1970), 1970; art historian and writer Richard B. K. McLanathan, 1970; Director of the Archives of American Art William E. Woolfenden, 1970, Abram Lerner, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, and art collector Joseph Hirshhorn, 1969. Also found is an interview of William Woolfenden May 6, 1983 upon his retirement as Director of the Archives of American Art.
Among the correspondence are letters to Georgia O'Keeffe regarding a pending oral history with the sculptors Dorothy Dehner and David Smith and a letter from museum administrator and lecturer Daniel Catton Rich expressing his pleasure at having met Jannis and Zoe Spyropoulous in Athens, Greece and describes the painting by Jannis that he purchased for the Worcester Art Museum. The majority of the photographs are of personalities long associated with the Archives of American Art. There are two photographs of Jasper Johns, and one each of Mark Rothko and Tony Smith, all taken by Hans Namuth, 1960.
Also found is a folder of material assembled by Nathan regarding Jose de Creeft's story, as told to Nathan, of his pet rooster, intended by Nathan to be submitted for publication under the title "Roosty Was My Friend." Included are an introduction by Nathan, providing biographical information on de Creeft; sample text for the story (2 pages) and an outline for the remainder (3 pages), 24 drawings by de Creeft illustrating the story; and a photograph of de Creeft with a wire sculpture of Roosty, 1957, taken by Budd studio.
Biographical / Historical:
Emily Nathan (1907-1999) was a journalist and public relations consultant specializing in arts and cultural heritage institutions.
Provenance:
Donated 1973-1988 by Emily Nathan and in 2000 by the Emily Nathan estate, via Edgar S. Nathan, III, executor. The letter to Nathan from Daniel Catton Rich was donated by Rich, 1977.
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:
Cartoonists -- Interviews  Search this
Public relations consultants  Search this
Topic:
Roosters -- Pictorial works  Search this
Roosters -- Anecdotes  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Inventors -- Interviews  Search this
Archives -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art and industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.nathemil2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9630e4aee-2164-448c-a093-eae54416f3df
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nathemil2

Oral history interview with James S. Holden

Interviewee:
Holden, James S.  Search this
Creator:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 7 in.)
52 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1966 Aug. 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of James S. Holden conducted 1966 Aug. 19, by William E. Woolfenden, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
James S. Holden resides in Grosse Pointe, Mich.
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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.holden66
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw939ffb8ad-8fac-4897-b26b-4112ab7d85c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holden66

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