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Print Council of America records

Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Names:
Print Council of America.. Newsletter  Search this
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917  Search this
Fine, Ruth, 1941-  Search this
Haverkamp Begemann, Egbert  Search this
Ostrow, Stephen E.  Search this
Reed, Sue Welsh  Search this
Extent:
24.5 Linear feet
3.056 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Date:
1951-2020
Summary:
The records of the Print Council of America measure 24.5 linear feet and 3.056 gigabytes, and date from 1951 to 2020. The collection includes administrative files, correspondence and subject files, interviews, exhibition and project files, financial records, and printed materials that document the council's founding and activities as a non-profit, professional organization of print specialists. There is a unprocessed born-digital addition to the collection that includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews that date from 2012-2020. Included are interviews with Georgia "Gigi" Barnhill, Francesca Consagra, Alan Fern, Richard Field, Betsy Fryberger, Katherine Lochan, Timothy Riggs. Also included are Consent and Git forms and some corresponding CVs and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Print Council of America measure 24.5 linear feet and 3.056 gigabytes, and date from 1951 to 2016. The collection includes administrative files, correspondence and subject files, interviews, exhibition and project files, financial records, and printed materials that document the council's founding and activities as a non-profit, professional organization of print specialists.There is a unprocessed born-digital addition to the collection that includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews that date from 2012-2020. Included are interviews with Georgia "Gigi" Barnhill, Francesca Consagra, Alan Fern, Richard Field, Betsy Fryberger, Katherine Lochan, Timothy Riggs. Also included are Consent and Git forms and some corresponding CVs and photographs.

Administrative files consist of general administrative records and files for memberships, board of directors, trustees, committees, and digital photographs. Correspondence and subject files contain a mixture of correspondence, writings, and printed material for various correspondents and topics. The oral history project consists of twelve digital sound recordings and transcripts of interviews with council members Ruth Fine, Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Stephen E. Ostrow, Sue Reed, Robert Waddell, and others.

Files for exhibitions include American Prints Today 1959 and 1962 , the VII São Paulo Biennial exhibition Eleven American Printmakers (1963), the New York World's Fair of 1964-1965, and 30 Contemporary American Prints (1964). Project files include documentation for the Index to Print Catalogues Raisonné database, other publishing and research projects, surveys, a print collection in India, the People-to-People Program, the sales of an Edgar Degas work, and project proposals.

Financial records consist of cash vouchers, check stub books, financial reports, disbursement and cash receipt ledgers, The Lessing and Edith Rosenwald Foundation grant information, paid bills, and tax information. In printed materials are issues of Print Council's Newsletter, press releases, print sales and exhibition catalogs, reprints of advertisements, informational flyers created by the council, and a booklet marking the council's 50th anniversary.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1955-2016 (9.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-7, 24-28, OV 29; 0.26 gigabytes, ER01)

Series 2: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1953-2016 (5.9 linear feet; Boxes 7-12)

Series 3: Oral History Project, 2006-2016 (0.4 linear feet; Box 13; 2.08 gigabytes, ER02-ER13)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1956-2005 (3.0 linear feet; Boxes 13-16, OV 29)

Series 5: Project Files, 1956-2013 (3.4 linear feet; Boxes 16-19, OV 29)

Series 6: Financial Records, 1956-1995 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 19-21)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1951-2016 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 21-22)

Series 8: Unprocessed Addition, 2012-2020 (0.716 GB and 1 CD)
Biographical / Historical:
The Print Council of America (est. 1956- ) is a non-profit, professional organization of print specialists in Boston, Massachusetts.

The idea of a print council began in 1954 when a group of prominent art collectors, curators, and scholars gathered in New York to discuss creating a national organization that could promote prints and print collecting. After much discussion, by-laws and other legal documentation were drawn up by Joshua Binion Cahn, a legal advisor for the Print Council of America, to establish the organization. Some of the earliest members of the council, including Adelyn Breeskin, Gustav von Groschwitz, Una Johnson, William Lieberman, A. Hyatt Mayor, Elizabeth Mongan, Paul J. Sachs, and Carl Zigrosser, were led by Lessing J. Rosenwald, an art collector and son of Julius Rosenwald, who was part owner of Sears, Roebuck and Company.

Rosenwald's mission was to "foster the creation, dissemination, and appreciation of fine prints, old and new," and to encourage and professionalize the preservation, administration, and study of print collections in the United States and Canada. Eventually the organization evolved to become an authority on print standards, educating print professionals and collectors on how to prevent fraudulent practices by learning ways to identify authentic or "original" prints. As an authority on prints, the council published numerous guides and directories of print resources. One of the council's most notable accomplishments was the compilation of European, American, and Japanese print resources into the Index of Print Catalogues Raisonné online database. The council also aimed to provide its members with an avenue to share ideas through holding annual meetings. After the closing of the organization's New York office in 1973, annual and semi-annual meetings continued to be a valuable resource for members.

Today, the council continues to provide educational tools and resources for print professionals.
Provenance:
The Print Council of America records were donated in multiple installments from 1981 to 2017 via former council presidents Andrew Robinson, Sue Reed, Jay Fisher, Marjorie B. Cohn, and James A. Ganz and in 2020 via Jane Myers McNamara, Coordinator, Oral History Program.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Curators -- United States  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Prints  Search this
Prints -- societies, etc  Search this
Prints -- Technique -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.princoun
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Unprocessed Addition

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Extent:
0.716 Gigabytes
1 computer_disc_3.5
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Computer_disc_3.5
Date:
2012-2020
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.princoun, Series 8
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref669

Administrative Files

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Extent:
9.2 Linear feet (Boxes 1-7, 24-29, OV 29)
0.26 Gigabytes (ER01)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1955-2016
Scope and Contents:
Administrative files detail the council's daily and annual activities, the maintenance of their membership files, and the activities of the board of directors, trustees, and committees. Digital photographs of annual meetings are also included.
Arrangement:
This series is arranged as five subseries.

1.1: General, 1955-2016

1.2: Annual Meetings, 1955-2016

1.3: Memberships, 1955-2016

1.4: Board of Directors and Trustees, 1955-2016

1.5: Committees, 1956-2016
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.princoun, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref1

Memberships

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-2016
Scope and Contents:
Membership files consist of biographical information, correspondence to members, nomination and enrollment records, and cancellations. Card files for foreign dealers and institutions, artists, and individuals were created and updated with membership status information. Two sets of unlabeled card files containing the names and addresses of individuals are also included.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.princoun, Subseries 1.3
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref10

1995 Mid-Winter Meeting, Minutes and Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1995
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref100

1996 Meeting, Minutes and Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994-1996
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref101

1996 Mid-Winter Meeting, Agenda and Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1996
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref102

1997 Meeting, Minutes and Reports

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1996-1997
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref103

1997 Meeting, Treasurer Report and Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1995-1997
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref104

1997 Mid-Winter Meeting, Minutes

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1997
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref105

1998 Meeting, Minutes and Reports

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1998
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref106

1998 Mid-Winter Meeting, Agenda and Report

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1998
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref107

1999 Meeting, Minutes and Agendas

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref108

1999 Meeting, Schedule

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref109

Board of Directors and Trustees

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-2015
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, elections of board and trustee members by year, major printmaker nominations, member lists, and nominations are in this subseries.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.princoun, Subseries 1.4
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Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref11

1999 Meeting, Mailings re: Schedule and Nominations

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref110

2000 Meeting, Minutes

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref111

2000 Meeting, Business Meeting Minutes

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref112

2000 Mid-Winter Meeting, Minutes

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref113

2001 Meeting, Minutes

Collection Creator:
Print Council of America  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2001
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Print Council of America records, 1951-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Print Council of America records
Print Council of America records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.2: Annual Meetings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-princoun-ref114

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