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Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964

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role Collector
dates 1877-1964
city New York City
gender M
historical notes Collector and industrialist.

He was president of the Great Southern Lumber Company in Bogalusa, Louisiana (1920–38); served as vice-president of the Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad (1907–10); and was president of the New Orleans Great Northern Railroad Company (1920–30).

He also became chairman of the board of the Gaylord Container Corporation (1937–52), later to merge with the Crown Zellerbach Corporation. His collection contained several important works by Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin's "Spirit of the Dead Watching."

An avid collector of late-19th- and early-20th-century American and European art, he became president of the Museum of Modern Art (1929–39) after moving to New York City.

Goodyear was born in Buffalo, New York. He studied at Yale University, gaining his BA in 1899, and subsequently joined the family lumber business in Buffalo, becoming vice-president in 1907, and president in 1911. After his death, his art collection was bequeathed to the Buffalo Museum of Fine Arts.
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The Museum of Modern Art A Conger Goodyear Papers, 1929-1939. see details...
Archives of American Art Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo papers, 1926-1985. see details...
Archives of American Art Arnold Geissbuhler papers, 1915-1977. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art A Conger Goodyear Scrapbooks, 1929-1939. see details...
The Buffalo History Museum A. Conger Goodyear War of 1812 Manuscripts Collection see details...
The Buffalo History Museum Anson Conger Goodyear, 1877-1964 papers, 1885-1964 see details...
The G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library Anson Conger Goodyear, 1877-1964. Art Papers, 1924-1927.
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Yale University Library Anson Conger Goodyear collection, 1813-1890 (inclusive). see details...
Stanford University Libraries A. Conger Goodyear papers, 1919-1922. see details...