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Archives related to: Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich

titleArchives pamphlet file: Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich, 1874-1948 : miscellaneous uncataloged material.
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titlePamphlet file
The folder may include clippings, correspondence, memoranda, press releases, brochures, announcements, reviews, invitations, obituaries and other ephemeral material relevant to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and its history.

Location
MoMA Manhattan Archives Pamphlet File

Call Number
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich, 1874-1948
extent1 folder
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b725276~S1
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titleLeslie Cheek papers, (bulk 1940-1942).
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePREEL 4885: Papers, 1940-1942, concerning the proposed exhibition, "For Us the Living," designed by Cheek with text written by Lewis Mumford for the Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit was never installed. Included are correspondence with Mumford, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller, Alfred Barr, and others; draft "scenarios" or exhibition narratives; sketches; and blueprints. Also included is Cheek's 1983 correspondence with American Heritage magazine regarding a proposed article about the exhibition.

UNMICROFILMED: Papers, ca. 1938-1988, including files kept during his tenure as director at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 1939-1942, as editor at "Architectural Forum" magazine, 1945-1947, "House Beautiful" magazine, 1947-1942, and as head of the U.S. Army Camouflage Training Unit, 1942-1945. Also included are files related to projects he undertook from 1968 to 1988, following his tenure as Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Bio / His Notes:
Museum director, editor. Died 1992. Cheek studied Fine Arts and was trained in architecture and stage design. His work as director of the Baltimore Museum of Art was marked by innovative and theatrical exhibitions, and led to his selection by the trustees of the Museum of Modern Art as curator for a planned exhibit "For Us The Living," regarding the rise of Nazism and facism in Europe.
extent4.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
formatsMicrofilm Research Files Ephemera
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. storage facility
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationOriginals sent to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y., after microfilming./ Reel 4885:/ Material on reel 4885 was lent for microfilming, 1993, by Mary Tyler Cheek, widow of Leslie Cheek. She donated the unmicrofilmed material, 1993. Mrs. Cheek deposited additional papers in the College of William and Mary (where Cheek had founded the Fine Arts Department in 1936), the Virginia State Library, and the Museum of Modern Art.
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titleArchives pamphlet file: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and print collecting : an early mission for MoMA . 1999- : miscellaneous uncataloged material.
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titlePamphlet file
The folder may include announcements, clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, and other ephemeral material about this exhibition.

Location:
MoMA Manhattan Archives Pamphlet File

Call Number
MoMA 1832x
extent1 folder
formatsEphemera
accesscontact repository for restrictions
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b737767~S1
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titleJay and Si Lan Chen Leyda papers, 1913-1987 (bulk 1930-1980)
repositoryNew York University
collection titleSeries I includes family and childhood materials, early writings, autobiographical notes and clippings, and professional memorabilia.

Series II includes correspondence including James Agee, Alfred Barr, Walter Benjamin, Paul Bowles, Luis Buñuel, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Aaron Copland, Joseph Cornell, Mina Curtiss, Walker Evans, Joseph and Charmian Freeman, Helga Greene, Langston Hughes, Joris Ivens, Paul Jarrico, Romana Javitz, Elia Kazan, Carol King, Lincoln Kirstein, Naum Kleiman, Fritz Lang, Julian Levy, Joseph Losey, Albert Maltz, Ivor Montagu, Jack Rau, Man Ray, Satyajit Ray, Abby Rockefeller, Muriel Rukeyser, Georges Sadoul, Josephine Schwarz, Gilbert Seldes, Marie Seton, Ralph Steiner, Lee Strasberg, Thornton Wilder, and Edmund Wilson.

There is also a thick MOMA correspondence file, as well as Leyda's correspondence with his family.

Series III contains Leyda's clippings, correspondence, film scripts, research notes, and a typescript relating to his book Dianying; an account of films and the film audience in China (1972).

Series IV contains writings, research notes, clippings, reviews, and some correspondence relating ot Soviet cinema. There are articles written under his pseudonym James Lincoln for the Moscow News, 1932-36, letters to Eisenstein, notes for his reconstruction of Eisenstein's Que Viva Mexico, film festival and exhibition catalogs, an editing proposal for Potemkin, and an unpublished typescript "Letters from Russia."

Series V mainly documents the balance of Leyda's cinema career, and includes correspondence with the Guggenheim Foundation, 1931-42, regarding his fellowship application, scripts for unproduced movies, including World Unity (1940s) and Conquistador (1943), a partial list of film shots for A Bronx Morning, several files of "Germinations," (project proposals), and several typescripts by novelist and poet Ben Maddow.

The Dickinson and Melville material in this series includes Leyda's libretto for the opera Bartelby. The Si Lan Chen Leyda papers document her dancing career and personal activities. Series VI contains her FBI file and documents related to her travels. Series VII is Chen's correspondence principally with her family and Jay Leyda.

There is also correspondence with Pearl S. Buck and Langston Hughes, and a file relating to immigration issues. Series VIII documents her dance career with programs, flyers, dance notations and drawings, a scrapbook, and radio interview transcripts. Series IX includes the typsecript of her autobiography, Footnote to History (1984), a diary, autobiographical notebooks and unpublished writings.

Historical note
Jay Leyda (1910-1988) was a leading film historian, best known for his work on Soviet cinema and director Sergei Eisenstein, and on Chinese cinema. He was also a filmmaker, photographer, archivist, translator, professor of cinema studies at New York University, and was also noted for his Emily Dickinson and Herman Melville scholarship. His wife, Si Lan Chen Leyda (1909- ) was a modern dancer who pioneered the use of Chinese dance elements.

Library Holdings:
NYU Bobst Tamiment , Main CollectionTamiment 083
extent15.25 linear ft. (31 boxes)
formatsCorrespondence Manuscript Clippings Writings Diaries
accessopen for research without restrictions.
record linkhttp://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/tamwag/leyda.html
record sourcehttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu
finding aidFinding aid available at repository and on the Internet; folder-level control.
acquisition informationGift of Jay Leyda, 1980, 1988.
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titleRockefeller Family Archives, 1819-1990, 1879-1961 (bulk).
repositoryRockefeller Archive Center
collection titleThe Rockefeller Family Archives document the careers and activities of three generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the founderof the family fortune, John D. Rockefeller and including his son and grandson, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and John D. Rockefeller III, and their families and associates.

Bio/History:
John Davison Rockefeller (1839-1937), founder of Standard Oil (1870) and philanthropist./ With the advice of his adviser Frederick T. Gates (1853-1929) and son, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (1874-1960), Rockefeller developed an orderly system of philanthropic giving. He established the Rockefeller Institutefor Medical Research (1901), the General Education Board (1902), the Rockefeller Foundation (1913), and the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Foundation (1918), each of which he endowed with large amounts. He was alsothe principal benefactor of the University of Chicago (1891ff.) John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who joined his father's office in New York in 1897, oversaw the expansion and diversification of the philanthropic work begun byhis father. The six children of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948)--John III (1906-78), Nelson A. (1908-79), Laurance S. (b. 1910), Winthrop (1912-73), David (b. 1915), and AbbyM.--further diversified Rockefeller influence and interests.

Organization:
Organized into the following record groups: RG 1 John D. Rockefeller Papers; RG 2 Office of the Messrs Rockefeller; RG 3 Rockefeller Family and Associates General Files; RG 4 Nelson A. Rockefeller Personal Papers; RG 8 Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc; RG 9 Winthrop Rockefeller, Governor; RG 13 Public Relations Department; RG 14 Media; RG 15 Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor; RG 17 Rockefeller Family Associates; RG 18 Martha Baird Rockefeller; RG 19 Products of Asia; RG 26 Nelson A. Rockefeller (Vice President), New York Files; RG 30 Museum of Primitive Art; RG 50 William Rockefeller./ Unpublished finding aids available in repository

Named Person:
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937.
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960.
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1906-1978.
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979.
Rockefeller, Laurance S. (Laurance Spelman), 1910-
Rockefeller, Winthrop, 1912-1973.
Rockefeller, David, 1915-
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich, 1874-1948.

extent4150 cubic ft.
formatsBusiness Records Financial Records Personal Papers Correspondence Ephemera
accessAppointments must be made to conduct research at the Rockefeller Archive Center.
record sourcehttp://www.rockarch.org/
finding aidUnpublished finding aids available in repository.
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titleGeneral administrative files, 1930-1939.
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleGeneral and departmental reports and memoranda, correspondence, collection lists, and other records (including records of staff, meeting as the museum's policy board, 1930-35) related to museum policies, activities, publicity and objects. Also included are discussions of educational policy and programs, detailed statements and correspondence related to the support of artists and the American Artists' Congress, and documents relating to the museum library and to the collection of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.

SERIES I: Activity reports and calendars, 1930-39. Seasonal and annual or periodic reports of departmental activities with budgetary and statistical information including: General (director's) reports, 1935-36, 1939 (f.7); Painting and sculpture, 1935-39 (f.8); Associate curator (tours, etc.), 1936-37 (f.9); Research department, 1935-36, 1939 (f.10); Extension (education) department, 1933-36 (f.11); Prints and graphics department, 1935-37 (f.12); Executive secretary, 1936-39 (f.13); Maintenance department, 1935-37 (f.14).

SERIES II: General memoranda and policy statements, 1930-39. Artist rental fee issue, 1936, including statements of Ernest Fiene, American Artists' Congress, museum staff and others, with some accompanying correspondence (f.15); Memoranda and notes on reduction in budget, 1938 (f.16); Lists of favored artists, 1938 (f.17); Memoranda on art education policy, 1938 (f.18).

SERIES III: Permanent collection lists, 1930-1939. Including lists of works brought from Mrs. Whitney's house at Belmont, (Sept.-Dec. 1931) and lists of works in the Museum, by location, prior to opening (f.19); Catalog list, 1932 (f.20); Acquisition lists, 1932-34 (f.21); Library acquisition list (bought from Murrell Fisher), no date (f.22); Paintings in stockroom, no date (f.23); Additional lists, 1931 (f.24); Photographs made, ca. 1931, (f.25); Works treated at Roman Bronze Works, 1934 (f.26).

SERIES IV: Claims for damage to objects, 1930-39. A-Z correspondence with insurance companies (name of artist and work listed on file folder) (f.27).

SERIES V: Purchase and printing ledger, 1930-37. Primarily devoted to accounts with dealers and artists for purchase of works for the museum and for the private collections of Mrs. Whitney and Mrs. Force, 1931-33, with some purchase records to 1936 and accounts for publishing expenses to 1937 (f.28).

SERIES VI: Petty cash journal, 1933-37 (f.29). SERIES VII: General administrative correspondence, 1930-39 (f.30-39). Arranged chronologically. Includes opening of museum, 1931-32, patent for detachable frame, 1934, treasury art and public work projects, 1935, but primarily routine administrative correspondence of Director, Curator of Extension, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture. Correspondence relating to Mrs. Rockefeller's fund for purchase of works by needy artists is also present.

SERIES VIII: Staff meeting minutes, 1930-35 (f.40-44). Proceedings of staff meetings held to discuss viewings, acquisitions, calendars of exhibitions, and general activities.

Bio/History:
Central administrative files were maintained by the museum secretary for records of all offices from 1930 until ca. 1960, then dispersed and partially reassembled in later years. From 1930-39, they contain all surviving records of the museum except for general accounting records, and most records relating to exhibitions and object registration.
extent38 folders.
formatsAdministrative Records
accesscontact repository for restrictions.
record sourcehttp://library.moma.org
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titleAbby Aldrich Rockefeller, Personal Papers, 1858-1957.
repositoryRockefeller Archive Center
collection titleThe Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Papers (1858-1957), contains correspondence and other material that documents the life and philanthropic activities of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

Arrangement:
In place of the original alphabetical scheme, the collection has been arranged in seven series:

Series I, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Correspondence
Series II, Personal Papers
Series III, Art Collections
Series IV, Philanthropy Files
Series V, Aldrich/Greene Family Papers
Series VI, Death of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
Series VII, Chase Biography Files


extent16.4 linear ft.
formatsClippings Correspondence Ephemera Diaries Writings
accessAppointments must be made to conduct research at the Rockefeller Archive Center.
record linkhttp://www.rockarch.org/collections/family/abby/
record sourcehttp://www.rockarch.org/
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titleJohn Corbin, Papers, 1894-1956.
repositoryUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln
collection titleMss. of unpublished works, newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, and photographs. Notable correspondents include L.S. Amery, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Lionel Curtis, Learned Hand, Charlotte Porter, Bliss Perry, Oscar James Campbell, A.L. Rowse, and Rupert Hughes.

Contents:
Books by Corbin:; An American at Oxford.; Boston : Houghton, Mifflin, 1902. 3 copies, 1 signed and edited in pencil by the author. --; Husband : a play in three [i.e. four] acts.; Boston : Houghton, Mifflin, 1910. 2 working copies, each extensively edited and with numerous replacement pages and signed by the author. --; The return of the middle class.; New York : Scribner's, 1922.; School boy life in England.; New York : Harper, 1898. Signed by the author. --; The unknown Washington.; New York : Scribner's, 1930. --; Which college for the boy?; Boston : Houghton, Mifflin, 1908. Signed by the author. --; Books by others:; Children of the moon : a play /; by Martin Flavin.; New York : Brentano's, c1924. No. 3 of 10 "especially bound presentation copies;" signed by the author. --; A spirit intense and rare.; [s.l.] : Privately printed, 1912. Contains 1 article by Corbin.; Unpublished manuscripts.; 'Tis then I most go right :; typed original and typed carbon --; High Canaan ;; The great vision ;; Fighting words of the peace ;; Shakespeare and his stage ;; Love letters of William Shakespeare :; typed originals.


Bio/History:
John Corbin was a drama critic, Shakespearean scholar, and author; born in Chicago, Ill., May 2, 1870; graduated from Harvard, 1892; M.A., Harvard, 1893; studied at Balliol College, Oxford, 1894-95; instructor of English at Harvard, 1895-96; assistant editor of Harper's magazine, 1897-1900; drama critic for Harper's weekly, 1899-1900; member of the editorial staff of the Encyclopedia britannica, 1900-02; drama critic for the New York times, 1902-05, 1917-19, and for the New York sun, 1905-08; literary manager of the New Theatre, New York, 1908-10; secretary of the Drama Society, New York, 1913-16; editorial writer for the New York Times, 1919-26; died Aug. 30, 1959.
extent4 linear ft. (6 boxes)
formatsManuscript Correspondence Clippings Photographs
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://library.unl.edu/record=b3271394~S0
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titleAbby Aldrich Rockefeller Scrapbooks, 1919-1941.
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleScrapbooks maintained by Mrs. John D. (Abby Aldrich) Rockefeller, Jr. containing assortment of items printed by the museum from its opening in 1929 to 1941. Includes invitations, announcements, film programs, membership appeals, stationary, catalogs, and Bulletin (Oct. 1934-Apr./May 1938).

Biographical/historical note
One of three founders of the Museum of Modern Art, donor to and trustee of the Museum.

Location
MoMA Museum Archives

Call Number
mmym MA
extent6 v.
formatsScrapbooks
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://www.moma.org/research/archives/EAD/AAR_Albumsf.html
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b680345~S1
finding aidFinding aid available in repository.
acquisition informationForms part of: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Archives. Records. |*Y|3MoMA: scrapbooks|ctransfer|5NNMoMA
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titleDowntown Gallery records, 1824-1974 (bulk dates 1926-1969).
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, artists files, notebooks, business records, writings, miscellaneous records, printed matter, and photographs. Some of Halpert's personal papers are intermingled with the gallery records.

REELS 5488-5545: Correspondence, 1926-1974, about gallery business and routine administrative affairs, as well as personal letters from relatives and friends. Among the correspondents are collectors Edgar and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Maxim Karolik, William H. Lane, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Beram K. Saklatwalla, Robert Tannahill, and Electra Havemeyer Webb; dealers Robert Carlen, Felix Landau Gallery, Boris Mirski Gallery, and Isabel Carleton Wilde; and many curators, museum directors, and other colleagues.

REELS 5545-5558: Artist Files, 1917-1970, consist mainly of correspondence with Halpert and the Downtown Gallery and may include biographical notes, writings, press releases, original artwork, exhibition information, and printed matter. Included are: Rainey Bennett, Raymond Breinin, Morris Broderson, Paul Burlin, Ralston Crawford, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Isami Doi, William Dole, Arthur G. Dove, David Fredenthal, Samuel Halpert, George Overbury ("Pop") Hart, Marsden Hartley, Bernard Karfiol, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Wesley Lea, Jack Levine, Edmund Lewandowski, John Marin, Reuben Nakian, Georgia O'Keeffe, Robert Chesley Osborn, Jules Pascin, Abbott Pattison, Abraham Rattner, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Mitchell Siporin, Niles Spencer, Edward Stasack, John H. Storrs, Reuben Tam, Yu-ho Tseng, Max Weber, William Zorach, and Karl Zerbe.

REELS 5558-5603: Notebooks, 1935-1969, referred to as "American Folk Art Gallery Notebooks," "Artists Notebooks," and "Publicity Notebooks" contain photographs, catalog descriptions, notes, and printed matter compiled by gallery staff for reference purposes. "American Folk Art Notebooks" include: oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, lithographs, fraktur, paintings on velvet, embroideries, paintings on glass, tinsels, Shaker furniture, and sculpture. "Publicity Notebooks" include: group shows at Downtown Gallery and other locations, American Print Makers exhibitions, American folk art exhibitions at Downtown Gallery and other locations; and, miscellaneous publicity. "Artists Notebooks" include: Rainey Bennett, Raymond Breinin, Morris Broderson, Alexander Brook, Paul Burlin, Nicolai Cikovsky, Glenn O. Coleman, Ralston Crawford, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Isami Doi, Arthur G. Dove, David Fredenthal, O. Louis Guglielmi, Samuel Halpert, William M. Harnett, George Overbury ("Pop") Hart, Marsden Hartley, Bernard Karfiol, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Wesley Lea, Julian E. Levi, Jack Levine, John Marin, George L. K. Morris, Reuben Nakian, Georgia O'Keeffe, Robert Chesley Osborn, Jules Pascin, Abbott Pattison, Horace Pippin, Joseph Pollet, Abraham Rattner, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Mitchell Siporin, Niles Spencer, Edward Stasack, William Steig, Joseph Stella, Alfred Stieglitz, John H. Storrs, Reuben Tam, Yu-ho Tseng, Dorothy Varian, Carl Walters, Max Weber, Jack Zajac, Karl Zerbe, Marguerite Zorach, and William Zorach.

REELS 5603-5636: Business Records, 1925-1974, consist of exhibition, stock, sales, transit, and insurance records; lists of artwork and clients, legal documents, minutes, research files, and architectural plans.

REELS 5636-5638: Writings, 1917-1968, by Edith Gregor Halpert, include articles on American folk art, speeches, short stories, school notebooks, and "Daily Thoughtlets" compiled at age 17; also, writings by others on art topics.

REELS 5638-5639: Miscellaneous, ca. 1835-1970, contains biographical material, and works of art by Edith Gregor Halpert and other artists. Artifacts are wooden weather vane molds with supporting documentation, and awards presented to Halpert. Audiovisual materials are motion picture film for a Westinghouse Broadcasting Corp. produced television series, "America: The Artist's Eye," 1961-1963; film of Charles and Musya Sheeler at home, and Charles Sheeler at work in his studio, ca. 1950; and a sound recording of a 1962 talk about collecting by Maxim Karolik.

REELS 5640-5647: Printed Matter, 1984-1969, includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, invitations, press releases, and miscellaneous items produced by Downtown Gallery. Other printed matter consists of news clippings about Halpert, Downtown Gallery, the Edith Gregor Halpert Collection, and clipping files on art-related topics. Also, newsletters, press releases, and publications of arts organizations, and reproductions of works of art. A selection of 25 vols. from Halpert's personal library has been retained.

REELS 5647-5654: Photographs, ca. 1880s-1960s, of Edith Gregor Halpert, Samuel Halpert, family and friends, her dog and Newtown, Conn. house. Portraits of artists include: Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Louis Guglielmi, George Overbury ("Pop") Hart, Marsden Hartley, Bernard Karfiol, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Julian E. Levi, Jack Levine, John Marin, George L. K. Morris, Georgia O'Keeffe, Abbott Pattison, Horace Pippin, Abraham Rattner, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, William Steig, Alfred Stieglitz, Yu-ho Tseng, Max Weber, and William Zorach. Also, works of art, exhibitions, Downtown Gallery, and an award presented to Halpert. Among the photographers represented are: Ansel Adams, Doris Bry, George Karfiol, Carl Kelin, Otto Maya, Arnold Newman, Man Ray, Kay Bell Reynal, Charles Sheeler, Adrian Siegel, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Sochi Sunami, Alredo Valente, Carl Van Vechten, and Max Yavno.

I. Correspondence, 1926-1974. II. Artist Files, 1917-1970. III. Notebooks, 1835-1970. IV. Business Records, 1925-1974. V. Writings, 1917-1968. VI. Miscellaneous, ca. 1835-1970. VII. Printed Matter, 1824-1969. VIII. Photographs, ca. 1880s-1960s.

Correspondence arranged chronologically; Artist Files arranged alphabetically. Other series are organized into numerous subseries, usually by record type or category, and the arrangement of each is indicated in the series descriptions detailed in the finding aid.
extent109 linear ft. (on 167 microfilm reels) reels 5488-5654
formatsCorrespondence Notes Financial Records Photographs Clippings
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy. NOTICE TO RESEARCHERS: Prior to publishing information regarding sales transactions, researchers are responsible for obtaining written permission from both artist and purchaser involved. If it cannot be established after a reasonable search whether an artist or purchaser is living, it can be assumed that the information may be published 60 years after the date of the sales transaction.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aid "A Finding Aid to the Records of the Downtown Gallery" by Catherine Stover Gaines and Lisa Lynch, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., is available. Electronic versions available at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/findingaids/downgall.htm and http://www.aaa.si.edu/findmicrodig/downgall/downgall.html
acquisition informationThe bulk of the records were originally received as a loan in 1957 and 1967 from Edith Gregor Halpert, and microfilmed on reels ND1-ND71. Additions were received incrementally, between 1972 and 1978 from Nathaly Baum, niece of and executor of Halpert's estate, and microfilmed incrementally as well on various reels. In 1998, with funds provided by the Luce Foundation, the collection was reprocessed by Catherine Stover Gaines into one coherent arrangement, and remicrofilmed 1999-2000, totalling 167 reels of film. Most, but not all, of the documents from the early loaned material were subsequently donated.
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titleCole papers, 1786-1938.
repositoryCollege of William and Mary
collection titleCollection includes papers of Williamsburg Va. City Council; papers, 1884-1889, of Williamsburg Post Office; minute book, 1881-1882, of Wise Light Infantry Company; financial records, 1897-1938, of Bruton Parish Church and papers relating to its restoration in 1905-1906; Williamsburg voters' list (blacks and whites), 1889-1896 and 1902-1925; minutes of Democratic Party Committee of Williamsburg; Williamsburg school trustee minutes and account books. The collection also contains papers concerning the College of William and Mary including letters, 1873, from Benjamin S. Ewell; letter, 1901, from William Thomas Roberts to members of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1901-1902 criticising Lyon G. Tyler's daughter's attendance at Wellesley College with the daughter of Booker T. Washington and Tyler's reply; minutes, 1906-1917 and account book of William and Mary Alumni Association executive committee; and a scrapbook, 1880-1890. The collection also includes stereoptican slides and letters from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

Bio/History:
Henry Denison Cole (1856-1938) was a resident of Williamsburg for his entire life. He operated a book shop on Duke of Gloucester Street and served as postmaster of Williamsburg, 1884-1889; treasurer of Bruton Parish Church; secretary of the alumni of the College of William and Mary; judge of elections and member of the Democratic committee; the Williamsburg school board; and the board of trustees of Eastern State Hospital.
extent3, 031 items.
formatsAdministrative Records Correspondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
finding aidInventory available in library: folder level control.
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titleCharles C. Adams papers, 1931-1948.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleRecords kept by Adams while Director of the New York State Museum in Albany, mainly relating to his efforts to build the museum's collections. Included are correspondence, notes, printed materials and photographs.

REELS 110-112: Included are files on: the WPA art program, American Artists Congress, and other political art organizations; the Edward Lamson Henry collection, including Elizabeth McCausland's galley sheets of her manuscript on Henry, photos of paintings, comments on her manuscript, and correspondence about other Henry paintings; the sons of John James Audubon, Victor and John Woodhouse; the acquisition of the Thomas Halliday Folk Art Collection, purchased for the Museum by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller; Berenice Abbott's photograph projects, including correspondence with Abbott; the formation of the American Art Research Council; war emergency plans; Anna Hyatt Huntington's gift of her sculpture to the museum, and letters from Lewis Hine, Ralph Pearson, Harry Stone, Albert Duveen, Hermon MacNeil and others.

REEL 1817 (fr. 279-282, 1097-1098) AND SCANNED: Three photographs of Indian painter Albert Martinez Castador (Albert Looking Elk), showing him painting, and on a horse; and one of Joseph Henry Sharp painting in his studio, ca. 1912. Photographers unknown.

REEL 1817 One copy print of a photo of Edward Lansom Henry, previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists II, and since been scanned and returned to the Adams collections.

UNMICROFILMED: Publications relating to the WPA, including: Federal Art Centers of New York; Murals for the Community; Art as a Function of Government: A Survey; The WPA Federal Art Project: A Summary of Activities and Accomplishments; Index of American Design; Five-Boro Directory, Art Teaching Division; Art in Democracy; Index of Research Projects: Volume I; and Federal Sponsored Community Art Centers. Also included are a letter from Samuel H. Friedman to Adams regarding a request for some pamphlets; a press release, December 30, 1938 from the WPA Federal Art Project; and a clipping of an article by Emily Genauer regarding the WPA, August 6, 1938.

ADDITION: Original photographs of Adams, including two taken by Berenice Abbott, 1940s, and eight by Dorian (Dorothy) Keyha, 1949; and files, clippings and correspondence, some of it to Adams' daughter, Harriet, related to Abbott.

Bio/History:
Museum director, scientist (ecology). Director of the New York State Museum from 1926-1943.
extent1.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 4 reels) Addition: 0.5 linear ft. reels 110-112 and 1817
formatsMicrofilm
accessMicrofilmed materials must be used on microfilm; use of unmicrofilmed materials limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated by Charles Adams' daughter Harriet Dyer Adams, 1971 and 1998. The 3 photographs on reel 1817, formerly microfilmed with AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection II, were scanned in 2004 and returned to the papers.
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titleLetters, 1931-1940, to Lewis Mumford.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleContained in: Lewis Mumford Papers, ca. 1905-1987. Folder 4158.

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts
Call Number: Ms. Coll. 2
extent2 items (2 l.).
formatsCorrespondence
accessIn general, the Lewis Mumford Papers may be examined by qualified researchers in the reading room of the Annenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
record linkhttp://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/rbm/regis/mumford/mumford.html
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
acquisition informationStatus: Deposit/gift Received: 1966 through 1988
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titleIone Ulrich Sutton Oral History, 1993
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleSutton recalls first being employed by The Museum of Modern Art in 1932 as assistant to Alan R. Blackburn, Jr., Executive Secretary and Assistant Treasurer. She recalls her associations within the Museum's administrative structure as Assistant Treasurer and Comptroller. Sutton shares impressions of Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Elodie Courter, Alan R. Blackburn, Jr., William S. Lieberman, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Nelson A. Rockefeller, among others. Sutton describes relationships among Museum staff and the many changes during the twenty years of her tenure.

Bio/History:
Assistant Treasurer and Comptroller, The Museum of Modern Art, 1932-1952.

Note
Forms part of: The Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Archives.

Location
MoMA Museum Archives

Call Number
mmym MA
extent1 transcript (123 p.) 4 sound cassettes.
formatsInterview Sound Recording Transcript
accessName index available. Transcripts available to qualified users by appointment at The Museum of Modern Art Archives. Transcripts with interviewee's notes are not available.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b680199~S1
acquisition informationGift of Ione Ulrich Sutton, 1993. Interview conducted by Sharon Zane for The Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Forms part of: The Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Archives.
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titleOral history, Edward M M Warburg, 1991
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleWarburg discusses his childhood, including his father's interest in art and collecting and the beginnings of his own interest in art. He discusses in detail the birth of The Museum of Modern Art, and its roots in Harvard's Society for Contemporary Art, which Warburg helped found in the late 1920s. He characterizes Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Lincoln Kirstein and Philip Johnson in relation to the Museum's early history. Other topics include his. membership in the Museum's original Junior Advisory Committee and the establishment of the Museum's Film Library during the 1930s. Warburg also offers views on the Museum today.

Bio/History:
Trustee, The Museum of Modern Art, 1932-58; original member, Advisory Committee; Acquisitions Committee; b. 1902, d. 1992.

Notes:
Forms part of: The Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Archives.

Original or duplicate materials:
Original recordings stored at Rockefeller Archive Center. Duplicate recordings stored at The Museum of Modern Art Archives.
Transcripts housed at Rockefeller Archive Center and The Museum of Modern Art Archives.

Transcripts with interviewee's notes housed at Rockefeller Archive Center; not available to researchers.

Location
MoMA Museum Archives
extent1 transcript. (99 p.) 4 sound cassettes.
formatsSound Recording Transcript
accessContact repository for restrictions.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b680185~S1
finding aidName index available
acquisition informationInterview conducted by Sharon Zane for The Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Gift of Edward M. M. Warburg, 1992.
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titleGeneral files. 1890-1961.
repositoryRockefeller Archive Center
collection titleThis collection documents the activities and interests of three generations of the John D. Rockefeller family.

Bio/History:
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. joined his father's personal office on October 1, 1897, and became his father's closest associate in the growing philanthropic activities of the office. Although Mr. Rockefeller, Sr. made only occasional visits to the office after 1897, he maintained close contact with it's activities./ In 1897, there were seven employees in the office, by 1960, the number had grown to over 200. John D. Jr.'s five sons joined the office during the 1930's./ Under the guidance of Rockefeller, Jr. and a small number of close associates, the office supervised a growing number of diversified philanthropies. During his lifetime he gave over $550,000,000 to many charitable projects.
extent580 cubic ft.
formats
accessPhotocopy services available for on site researchers. Authorization to publish extended passages must be requested separately
record sourcehttp://www.rockarch.org/
finding aidRegisters available at the Center. Card catalog available at the Center
acquisition informationThe General Files were assembled in the Rockefeller Family offices in New York at 26 Broadway and at Room 5600, 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Formally organized in the Rockefeller Family archives in 1954, transferred to the Rockefeller Archive Center in 1981.
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titleCorrespondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1928-1946.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleAbby Aldrich Rockefeller purchased works from the Weyhe Gallery, including works by Wilhelm Lehmbruck and Daumier. A letter signed by John D. Rockefeller concerns some works by Diego Rivera stored in his garage.

Contained in:
Carl Zigrosser Papers, ca. 1891-1971. Folder 1436.

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts
Call Number: Ms. Coll. 6
extent12 items (14 leaves).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
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titleAbby Aldrich Rockefeller albums, 1929-1941.
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleScrapbooks maintained by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, (Mrs. John D., Jr.) containing assortment of items printed by the Museum from its opening in 1929 to 1941. Includes invitations, announcements, film programs, membership appeals, stationary, catalogs, and Bulletin (Oct. 1934-Apr./May 1938).

Biographical/historical note
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller was one of three founders of the Museum of Modern Art, donor to and trustee of the Museum.

extent2 linear ft. (8 volumes)
formatsScrapbooks Ephemera
accessThe records are open for research and contain no restricted materials.
record linkhttp://www.moma.org/learn/resources/archives/EAD/AAR_Albumsf
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b680172~S1
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