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titleEdward Steichen Archive, [ca. 1900]-1986, [ca. 1900]-1960 (bulk)
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleThe collection consists principally of printed matter, especially news clippings and articles about Steichen's varied and long career. Some of the numerous subjects dealt with are the Photo-Secession and "291" galleries in which modern artists such as Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi, John Marin, and Alfred Maurer were introduced to the United States (represented by correspondence between Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz);

(cont.) Steichen's involvement in World Wars I and II including a day-by-day log he maintained about his experiences in the Navy and published under the title THE BLUE GHOST, his personal military papers, and information about a film he worked on called THE FIGHTING LADY. Also, the design of pianos and silk fabrics (samples of silk are in the collection), introduction of a new type of fashion design in 1911; his involvement with horticulture and research on Delphinium; popular "Family of Man" photograph exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art; articles by and about Steichen; paintings he made; and a film he made called THE LITTLE TREE.

The collection also includes photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other photographs artists made of Steichen; photographs of some of his paintings; family and personal papers relating to his early life; honorary degrees and awards; and his mother's scrapbook consisting of news clippings about Steichen's exhibitions and photographic work and his experiences with modern art in France. In addition, information about the court case Brancusi vs. the United States which permitted works of art to be brought into the United States free of customs duty. Also, audio tapes and some transcripts of interviews with him; information about his autobiography, A LIFE IN PHOTOGRAPHY; letters Steichen wrote to his brother-in-law, Carl Sandburg; catalogs of his exhibitions and those he promoted; a chronology of Steichen's life assembled by Grace Mayer; and lists of Steichen photographs housed in collections other than the Museum of Modern Art.

Reproduction
Correspondence between Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz is photocopies.

Steichen’s vintage photographs and correspondence are maintained in the Dept. of Photography, Museum of Modern Art.

Biographical/historical note
Prominent American photographer, Director of the Museum of Modern Art's Dept. of Photography, 1947-1962. Steichen was instrumental in arranging the first showings in America of several innovative European modern artists. He was also a painter and collector of art.

Location
MoMA Museum Archives

Call Number
Edward Steich Archive
extentca. 66 cubic ft.
formatsClippings Correspondence Personal Papers Photographs Sound Recording
accessContact repository for restrictions.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b844881~S1
acquisition information|*N|3MoMA: Papers, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, silk fabric samples, scrapbook, diary, audio tapes|cGift|5NNMoMA
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titleChronology of Edward Steichen. Second rough draft. Compiled by Grace Meyer.
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleLocation
MoMA Queens Library Archive

Call Number
77 S825 M3c
extent38 p.
formatsTypescript
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b582986~S8
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titleArtist file: Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973
repositoryNational Portrait Gallery Library
collection titleFolder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
extent1+ folders (check with repository)
formatsEphemera
accessFolder(s) do not circulate. Folder(s) available for use only at the holding library
record sourcehttp://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Art-Design/artandartistfiles/
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titleArtist file: Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973
repositoryHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
collection titleFolder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
extent1+ folders (check with repository)
formatsEphemera
accessFolder(s) do not circulate. Folder(s) available for use only at the holding library
record sourcehttp://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Art-Design/artandartistfiles/library
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titleHarry Bowden papers, 1922-1972.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, photographs, writings, sketches, drawings, paintings, and printed material.

REELS 1880-1882: Extensive correspondence with Bowden's wife, Lois; letters from Paul Bransom, Imogen Cunningham, Hi Hirsch, Hans Hofmann, Robert Johnson, George McNeil, George Post, James Schevill, Hassel Smith, Brett Weston, and Edward Weston; notes and writings on photography and art; sketches, drawings, and paintings; business papers and business correspondence from museum and gallery directors including Edward Steichen, Fred Hobbs, Charles Campbell, Minor White, and others; catalogs, clippings, and other printed materials.
REEL 1885: Ca. 500 photographs, mostly by Bowden, including photos of George Abend, Al and Frances Bernstein, Richard and Pat Bowman, M. Carles, Walter Chabrow, Imogen Cunningham, Willem de Kooning (copyprint of 1946 photo also microfilmed on reel 1817 fr. 389-390 Photos Artists II), Vic and Jeanne Di Suvero, Loyola and Ed Fourtane, Mrs. Gibson, Grabhorn, Robinson Jeffers, Aristodemos Kaldis, Lee Krasner, Darius Milhaud, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Phylis and Bob Pauey, Jackson Pollock's studio, Otis Oldfield, George Post, Kenneth Price, Ad Reinhardt, Kenneth Rexroth, Serge Trubach, Edward and Brett Weston, Yvor Winters, Wilfred Zogbaum, and Aldous Huxley. Also included are photographs Bowden, Bowden's family, his wife, Lois, nudes, his works, and exhibits.


Bio / His Notes:
Painter and photographer; San Francisco, California. Studied with Hans Hofmann; founding member of the American Abstract Artists and was associated with the Artists' Gallery; photography influenced by Edward Weston.
extent2.0 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels) reels 1880-1882 and 1885
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Photographs Writings Works of Art
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationLois Bowden, Harry Bowden's widow, donated the greater part of this collection to the Archives of American Art via Charles Campbell of the Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, Calif. Mr. Campbell subsequently donated 28 additional photographs (reel 1885, frames 670-721).
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titleNickolas Muray papers, 1911-1978.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleBiographical material, letters, subject files, an interview transcript, notes, writings, art works, photographs, and printed material.

Biographical material includes a membership card and an identity card for the United States Olympic fencing team (1931-1932), 2 biographical accounts, and an 18 p. autobiographical account. Letters and cards, 1925-1965, are from notables photographed by Muray including Judith Anderson, Miguel Covarrubias, John Galsworthy, Martha Graham, Jascha Heifetz, Frida Kahlo, Mary Martin, Claude Monet, Agnes (Mrs. Eugene) O'Neill, the secretary of George Bernard Shaw, H. De Vere Stackpoole, Ruth St. Denis, and H. G. Wells (1925-1965). Seventeen letters include 2 Christmas cards displaying photographs of Muray in costume, a Christmas card from Frank Crowninshield decorated with an etching by Gari Melchers, and 2 condolence letters to Muray's wife.

Subject files contain letters, notes, and printed material concerning a color photography course taught by Muray at New York University (1940-1941), his Signal Corps application (1942-1944), PEOPLES OF THE WORLD trip (1957-1962), and survival of a heart attack (1961-1962). An interview transcript is from Muray's appearance on the Fleischmann's Yeast radio program (1929).

Also included are membership lists for the Coffee House (1963), the Circle of Confusion, and lists of celebrity portraits (1965); Muray's reviews of the performing arts, a profile of Muray by Katherine Ursula Parrott; commentary by Paul Gallico for THE REVEALING EYE, a mock-up for THE GREAT TRIBES OF AFRICA (1969), both books of Muray's work; 4 drawings, 3 by illustrator Willy Pogany; photographs, 1911-ca.1960, of Muray with his family, at work, as a member of the 1928 Olympic Fencing Team, Muray with Miguel Covarrubias, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo; carbro prints of Loretta Young, 3 models, and arrangements of food. Three of the photos of Muray are by Edward Steichen. Additional material includes clippings (1920-1969), a book CELEBRITY PORTRAITS OF THE TWENTIES AND THIRTIES (1978), and printed material (1924-1926).

Language Note:
Two letters and three clippings are in Hungarian.

Bio / His Notes:
Portrait photographer. Born in Hungary. Began as professional photographer around 1921. In the 1930s, he established one of the first color labs in the United States and became a master of the carbro process. He also wrote reviews for DANCE magazine, flew airplanes, and in 1928 and 1932, he represented the United States as a member of the Olympic Fencing Team.

Additional forms:
35mm microfilm reels 4392-4393 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
extent 0.6 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels) reels 4392-4393
formatsCorrespondence Subject Files Interview Photographs Writings
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidFinding aid available at AAA offices.
acquisition informationDonated 1988 by Mimi Muray, the daughter of Muray's fourth wife, Peggy Muray.
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titleCharles Lang Freer selected papers, 1876-1931.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePapers concerning Freer's art collecting activities, including correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs. In addition to Freer's own correspondence, the papers include correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler and of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, correspondence of Freer's assistant Katharine Nash Rhoades, and correspondence regarding Freer's bequest to the Smithsonian Institution.
Correspondence, ca. 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; 30 v. of letterpress books containing copies of letters sent, 1892-1910; correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler, and his wife Beatrix, 186?-1909, with Lady Colin Campbell, Thomas R. Way, Alexander Reid, Whistler' mother, Mrs. George W. Whistler, and others; correspondence of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, 1904-1913, regarding works in Canfield's collection; and correspondence of Freer's assistant, Katharine Nash Rhoades, 1920-1921, soliciting Freer letters and regarding the settlement of his estate.

Also included are twenty-nine pocket diaries, 1889-1890, 1892-1898, 1900-1919, recording daily activities, people and places visited, observations, and comments; a diary kept by Freer's caretaker, Joseph Stephens Warring, recording daily activities at Freer's Detroit home, 1907-1910;

Inventories, n.d. and 1901-1921, of American, European, and Asian art in Freer's collection, often including provenance information; vouchers, 1884-1919, documenting his purchases; five volumes of scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeill Whistler, 1888-1931, labeled "Various," "Peacock Room," "Death, etc.," "Paris, etc.," and "Boston...London" ; three volumes of newsclippings, 1900-1930, concerning Freer and the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art;

correspondence regarding Freer's gift and bequest to the Smithsonian Institution, 1902-1916; and photographs, ca. 1880-1930, of Freer, including portraits by Alvin Langdon Coburn and Edward Steichen, Freer with others, Freer in Cairo, China and Japan, Freer's death mask, and his memorial service, Kyoto, 1930; photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenellosa, Katharine Rhoades taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind B. Philip, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbott H. Thayer, Dwight Tryon, and Whistler; and photographs relating to Whistler, including art works depicting him, grave and memorial monuments, works of art, the Peacock Room, and Whistler's memorial exhibition at the Copley Society.
Among Freer's correspondents are: Otto Bacher, Bernard Berenson, Siegfried Bing, Laurence Binyon, W.K. Bixby, Sigisbert Chretien Bosch-Reitz, Charles H. Caffin, Colin Campbell, Richard Canfield, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Stuart Church, Alfred Vance Churchill, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Arthur Wesley Dow, Ernest Fenollosa, Albert Gallatin, John Gellatly, Frederick W. Gookin, Sadakichi Hartmann, Frank J. Hecker, Dikran Kelekian, M. Knoedler & Co., Berthold Laufer, Lien Hui Ching Collection, W.A. Livingstone, Frederick McCormick, Bunkio Matsuki, Gari Melchers, Agnes Meyer, Eugene Meyer, Charles Moore, Yozo Nomura, Rosalind Birnie Philip, Charles A. Platt, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Smithsonian Institution, Joseph Stephens Warring, Thomas Way, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, Charles Walcott of the Smithsonian Institution, Beatrix Whistler, James McNeill Whistler, K.T. Wong, Yamanaka & Co., and Seaouke Yue.
extent34 microfilm reels. reels 4720-4753
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Inventories Scrapbooks Clippings
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidElectronic finding aid available.
acquisition informationSelected for microfilming from the Charles Lang Freer papers at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Microfilmed 1992 by the Archives of American Art with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Fellowships and Grants Research Resources Program. Portions of the correspondence and the letterpress books were previously filmed by the Freer in the 1970 (AAA reels 77, 453-456, and 1217-1232); those reels have been replaced by this microfilming project. See Finding Aid for information on papers not selected for microfilming. Originals in: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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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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titleAlbert Renger-Patzsch papers , 1890-1980, bulk 1924-1966
repositoryThe Getty Research Institute
collection titleGerman photographer associated with the art movement Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity). The archive documents Renger-Patzsch's professional life, especially his work on book projects and commissions for industrial firms. It also includes technical details of his photographic workshop, and provides insight into his artistic views on photography as an independent art form, and on the aesthetic trends in photography in economically prosperous postwar Germany.
extent12 linear ft. (24 boxes)
formatsBusiness Papers Ephemera Clippings Photographs Typescript
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers.
record linkhttp://hdl.handle.net/10020/cat104679
record sourcehttp://library.getty.edu/vwebv/searchBasic
finding aidFinding aid available in the repository: folder level control.
acquisition informationAcquired by the repository in 1986.
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titleCharles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk 1883-1918.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleThe scattered papers of art critic and writer Charles Henry Caffin measure 1.2 linear feet and date from circa 1883-1973. Found within the papers are an interview transcript, two letters, printed materials, one scrapbook, and family photographs dating from circa 1883 to circa 1911, many by noted photographers Arnold Genthe, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. The scrapbook contains Caffin's columns for the New York American, 1913-1915.

Biographical information includes an autograph book, and a transcript and written summary of a 1973 interview with Caffin's daughter, Donna Layton, conducted by Wanda Corn and Deborah Loft concerning Charles Henry Caffin. The two letters found within the papers are written to Caroline Caffin. Printed material consists of play announcements, a play written by Charles Rann Kennedy, and excerpts from a 1974 published book on photography mentioning Caffin.

Photographs are of the Caffin family, including Charles Henry, Caroline, Donna, Freda and Charles's mother Harlet. Also found are photographs of Ben Greet. Notable photographers include Arnold Genthe, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. There is one scrapbook containing Charles Henry Caffin's articles written for the New York American magazine from 1913-1915.


Bio / His Notes:
Charles Henry Caffin (1854-1918) was an art critic from New York, N.Y. Charles Caffin was an early supporter of the Photo-Secessionists and modern art. Born in England, trained at Oxford, he came to the U.S. in 1892. He was primarily a journalist, writing and contributing to many publications, including "Camera Work." Caffin wrote many books about art, drama, and dance, including "Photography as Fine Art" (1901), "American Masters of Painting" (1902), "How to Study Pictures" (1905), and "Art for Life's Sake" (1913).
extent1.2 linear ft.
formatsInterview Correspondence Writings Scrapbooks Photograph Album
accessUse of original papers requires an appointment.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/findingaids/caffchar.htm
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonna Caffin Layton, daughter of Charles Caffin, donated most of the papers in 1974. Stephen D. Rockstroh, Caffin's son-in-law, donated additional material in 1985.
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