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titleArtist: Singer, Chase, William Merritt , 1849-1916
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: Singer, Chase, William Merritt , 1849-1916
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/
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titleArtist: Singer, Chase, William Merritt , 1849-1916
repositoryFreer and Sackler 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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titlePersonal Papers of Cecilia Beaux (1855–1942; student 1877–79, faculty 1895–1916)
repositoryPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
collection titleCecilia Beaux (1855–1942; student 1877–79, faculty 1895–1916)

Also see the special July 2000 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, which is devoted to Beaux.

Correspondence, photographs, clippings, memorabilia, 1850s–1927
Photograph inscribed to Beaux by William M. Chase, ca. 1895
Photographs of Beaux, her home, studios, and events, 1889–1942
Beaux’s autobiography, Background with Figures (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930)

Also see the Henry S. Drinker papers, and the Tappert collection.
extent6 boxes
formatsCorrespondence Clippings Photographs Ephemera Writings
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.pafa.org/SiteData/doc/archivesWebMssCollec%20fnl/67129de26fdcfacd6f59893b2be5e1b8/archivesWebMssCollec%20fnl.pdf
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titleHenry S. Drinker Collection
repositoryPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
collection titleHenry S. Drinker (1880–1965; board member 1921–63) 4 boxes. The Drinker Collection consists of original research materials and some memorabilia that he gathered while preparing his 1955 catalogue raisonné of paintings and drawings by his aunt, Cecilia Beaux.

Correspondence with owners of Beaux’s works and photographs of the works, 1950–55

Exhibition catalogues and lists of portraits, 1885–1935

Photographs of Beaux, 1880s; ca. 1910
extent4 boxes
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Exhibition Catalogs Research Files
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.pafa.org/SiteData/doc/archivesWebMssCollec%20fnl/67129de26fdcfacd6f59893b2be5e1b8/archivesWebMssCollec%20fnl.pdf
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titleThe Tappert Collection of Cecilia Beaux Research Materials
repositoryPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
collection titleThe Tappert Collection of Cecilia Beaux Research Materials comprises five file cabinet drawers of files relating to Beaux.

These files were amassed circa 1984 to 1994, when Tappert was preparing her Ph.D. dissertation on Beaux. The files cover the following areas: research on Beaux’s life, her portrait sitters, clippings, articles and reviews.

There are also articles and book chapters copied as background research for the dissertation, Tappert’s research correspondence, and her files from the 1995 Beaux exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
extentSee repository for further details
formatsResearch Files Clippings Printed Materials Correspondence Writings
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.pafa.org/SiteData/doc/archivesWebMssCollec%20fnl/67129de26fdcfacd6f59893b2be5e1b8/archivesWebMssCollec%20fnl.pdf
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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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titleWilliam Merrit Chase photographs, [ca. 1895].
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePhotographs showing Chase's summer home and art school, The Summer Art School at Shinnecock, Shinnecock Hills, Long Island, including two of Chase in his studio, two of the interior of his house (designed by Stanford White), and one of students at the Shinnecock summer art school.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter and instructor; New York, N.Y. and Shinnecock Hills, Long Island.

Additional forms:
35mm microfilm reel 3697 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan..

Reproduction:
All copy prints.


extent 5 items (on partial microfilm reel)
formatsPhotographs
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1986 by Fred D. Bentley, Sr., an art collector who received them from an unidentified source. Location of Original: Location of originals unknown.
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titleAmerican Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleA collection of artists' papers containing correspondence, notes, biographical material, exhibition catalogs, and other published material.

Includes: volume of notes, drawings, and calculations made by George Bellows for a study of Jay Hambidge's theory of Dynamic Symmetry; correspondence and published and unpublished biographical and critical material on George de Forest Brush, Childe Hassam, Francis D. Millet, Joseph Pennell, Elihu Vedder, and J. Q. A. Ward. The Hassam papers are particularly voluminous, with letters from John Taylor Arms, E. H. Blashfield, William Merritt Chase, Royal Cortissoz, J. Alden Weir, and Charles Erskine Scott Wood. All groups contain official Academy correspondence from its secretary Robert Underwood Johnson.

Bio/History:
Organized 1904, incorporated 1914; New York, N.Y. The American Academy of Arts and Letters was established "to afford recognition to distinguished achievement in literature and the fine arts...." [The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters merged on Dec. 30, 1976].
extent800 items (on 5 microfilm reels).
formatsCorrespondence Exhibition Catalogs Notes Printed Materials Writings
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationOriginal or duplicate materials: Originals in American Academy of Arts and Letters,/ New York, N.Y./ Inventory of the microfilm on microfilm box labels./ This is a collection of miscellaneous papers representing a gathering over the years of unsolicited documentary resources on American art given or addressed to the Academy.
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titleAmerican Art Association records, 1853-1924.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePapers retained by Kirby, 1910-1923, including photograph and price files on more than 100 auctions, 1910-1913, 1915-1918, and 1921-1923, with sections from a typescript of the history of the firm describing many of the sales; a correspondence and clipping file, 1910-1923, containing letters from William Merritt Chase regarding the sale of his collection, David Belasco, Joseph Widener, Lockwood deForest, John P. Morgan, and others; an address on the history of the Association delivered by Kirby; and a small file of material commemorating the death of Francis Davis Millet, drowned in the sinking of the Titanic, 1912.

REELS 4478-4484: 28 v. of record books, including 14 v. recording sales of paintings, 1885-1921; "Disposition of Pictures," 1886-1891 (mostly 1887), (1 v.); "Pictures Rec'd and Delivered," July 1881-May 1891 (1 v.); Submissions to New York Water Color Club, 1890-1892 (1 v); Sales by other galleries and auction houses, 1853-1902 (4 v.), representing sales in Paris and the U.S., apparently compiled from printed catalogs; stock book, 1887-1917, of "Paintings," (1 v.), and a stock book for furniture of the American Art Association offices, 1912 (1 v.); and 4 albums of photographs of Stanford White's house and collection, auctioned November 1907.

UNMICROFILMED (7.7 linear ft.): Thomas Kirby's correspondence, speeches, partnership agreements, memorabilia, and notes and manuscript pages from his autobiography and biography (both unfinished); speeches and press releases related to the 1922 opening of the American Art Galleries; files on auctions and exhibitions, 1884-1910, compiled by Rose H. Lorenz to aid Charles De Kay in the preparation of Kirby's biography "Art Under the Hammer" (unfinished), containing correspondence, clippings, price lists, photographs and manuscript pages; financial records of auctions, 1918-1922; memoranda and legal papers; clippings, exhibition catalogs, 1853-1917; and photographs.

Among the photographs are several of Thomas Kirby and 1 of Gustavus, and a group of 62 cabinet photographs taken by photographers in Paris, all but a few of French artists, probably related to the Association's involvement in the late 1890s to early 1900s of sales of paintings by French artists.

UNMICROFILMED (13 linear ft.): ca. 172 volumes and packages, including account books (75 v.); Bric-a-Brac (4 v.), salary lists (5 v.), sales of books, etchings, etc. (4 v.), catalog distribution (3 v.), and address books (128 v.). Also included are 9 v. of ledgers from the Blakeslee Galleries, presumably acquired in 1914 when gallery owner Theron Blakeslee died, and the Association auctioned off the Gallery's paintings.
extent50 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 7 reels) reels 422-425 and 4478-4484
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Clippings Financial Records Notes
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidUnmicrofilmed (7.7 linear ft.): Box inventory available at AAA offices. Reels 4478-4484: Inventory of record books available at AAA offices.
acquisition informationMaterial on reels 422-425 was donated in 1968 by Kirby's daughter, Mrs. Thomas B. Waller. The unmicrofilmed material and record books on reels 4478-4484 were originally given to the American Antiquarian Society by Gustavas T.Kirby, son of Thomas E. Kirby, in 1936. The Antiquarian Society placed the record books on deposit at the Archives of American Art in 1972 and subsequently donated them along with the Kirby material January 1978. An additional 5 items concerning the opening of the Association's new building were donated 1993 by the American Antiquarian Society.
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titleWilliam Merritt Chase papers, 1881-1920.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, notes, a reminiscence, a scrapbook; photographs, articles, and catalogs.

REEL N69-115: Family scrapbook, undated, containing photographs of Chase, his wife and children, notice of sale of the Chase house in Shinnecock Hills, N.Y., and interior views of the house.

REEL N69-119: Ca. 200 photographs, including Chase at work; his wife, Alice Gerson Chase; several of his children; exterior and interior views of his Stuyvesant Square and Shinnecock homes, of his studios in Philadelphia and on 5th Ave and 10th Street, New York City; numerous snapshots of characters in a tableau vivant, including his family, friends, Mary S. Moore Cross, and others.

REEL N69-137: Letters sent mostly to his wife during his travels abroad, and one letter received from John Singer Sargent requesting the use of Chase's studio for the famous party Sargent gave for Mrs. Isabella Stewart Gardner in 1890; drafts of lectures and speeches; a six-page typescript, "Reminiscences of a Student," by F. Usher De Voll; photographs of his studio and a photograph of the interior of a canal boat used by members of the Tile Club for a trip up the Hudson; and miscellany.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter and instructor; New York, N.Y. and Shinnecock, Long Island. One of America's most prominent painters and art instructors. After his return from studying in Munich in 1878, he taught at the Art Students League until 1896.

Chase's 10th St. studio was an important gathering place for artists, students and patrons. He taught at the Shinnecock Hills Summer Art School from 1891-1896, and lived in a house there designed by Stanford White.

Additional forms:
35mm microfilm reels N69-115, N69-119 and N69-137 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
extentca. 300 items (on 3 microfilm reels)
formatsCorrespondence Notes Scrapbooks Photographs Printed Materials
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThe scrapbook on reel N69-115 was lent for filming by Chase's son Robert, September 1969; the photos on reel N69-119 lent by Mary Cross, a friend of the Fisher family, and Roger Storm, through the Chapellier Galleries, which hosted a Chase exhibit in April 1969. Material on reel N69-137 lent by Roger Storm, widower of Chase's daughter, Helen, November 1969, except for the lectures and speeches, which he donated. The photograph of interior of canal boat was subsequently donated by the Chapellier Galleries in 1972, and placed in AAA's Photographs of Artists I Collection Location of Original: All material except speeches and lectures, and photo of canal boat interior: Originals returned to the lenders after microfilming.
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titleFlora de Stephano papers concerning Robert Frederick Blum, 1889-1932.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters, photographs and clippings about Blum collected by De Stephano. Correspondence includes 2 letters from Robert Blum (1889, 1900), a letter to Blum from De Stephano (1893), several cables and a letter about Blum's death (1903), letters and 2 legal documents relating to de Stephano's claims against Blum's estate (1903-1932), and letters pertaining to De Stephano's loan of works by Blum to the Carnegie Institute exhibition (1923).

Photographs show Blum; groups including Blum, De Stephano, Otto Bacher, William Merritt Chase, John Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir; and paintings by Blum (1889-1911). Printed material consists of a Carnegie Institute exhibition catalog (1923) and 20 clippings (1901-1932).

Bio / His Notes:
After Robert Blum's death, Flora de Stephano claimed to be his widow. She eventually received a small sum of money, some personal possessions, and three paintings by Blum from his executors.

Additional forms:
35mm microfilm reel 4039 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

extent0.2 linear ft. (on a partial microfilm reel)
formatsCorrespondence Clippings Photographs
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThe papers were given to the donor, Alan Pensler, by Webster de Stephano Smith, a descendant of Flora de Stephano.
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titleAla Story papers, 1941-1970.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePrimarily research material for exhibitions organized by Story at the American British Art Center and at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

REELS 601-602: Correspondence, photographs, catalogs and business records for five exhibitions at the University of California, Santa Barbara, including: William Merritt Chase (1964-1965), Surrealism - A State of Mind (1966), Five Centuries of Prints (1967), Max Weber (1968), and Trends in 20th Century Art (1970).

REEL 2086: Papers, 1943, relating to Charles Dana Gibson exhibition at the American British Art Center, NYC, including sketches by Gibson, letters from him, price lists, a catalog of the exhibit, and miscellany.

REEL 3977: Biographical notes, photographs of drawings and paintings and exhibition announcements used by Story for exhibitions on William Merritt Chase, Harold Sterner and John Craske while at the American British Art Center; three letters from Robert Henri to Mrs. William Kennedy Thompson and one letter from William Merritt Chase to Della F. Shull; photographs of Henri and Chase; receipts and checks regarding Chase; and records of the American British Art Center, including 6 sales books, two guestbooks, a petty cash book, exhibition catalogs, and photocopies of exhibition catalogs and clippings.

ADDITION: 16 items including correspondence, 1941-1951, and a printed ceremonial program, 1952, of The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Correspondents include Alfred Barr, R.A. Beaes, M. Buller, Sir Kenneth Clark, Rene d'Harnoncourt, Alfred A. Longden, H. F. Perkins, and Mary F. Wilson.

Bio / His Notes:
Curator, museum director; New York, N.Y. and Santa Barbara, Calif. Born 1907. Died 1972.
extent2.5 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 4 reels) reels 601-602, 2086, and 3977
formatsBusiness Papers Personal Papers Research Files Correspondence Photographs
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated by Margaret Mallory, 1970-1984.
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titleAmerican Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993 (bulk 1909-1969)
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleThe records of the American Federation of Arts (AFA) thoroughly document the Federation's founding and history of sponsoring exhibitions and programs supporting the study and promotion of American art, both nationally and abroad.

Included are correspondence, subject files, exhibition files, reports, financial statements, printed material, and photographs.
The bulk of the records (62 ft.) are the Exhibition Files (Series V), primarily those in the Annual Exhibitions subseries (approx. 47 ft.). These files, arranged chronologically, contain contracts and legal agreements, correspondence, memoranda, itinerary information, condition reports, publicity materials, catalogs, announcements, and price lists for nearly 500 varied exhibitions, including contemporary American and foreign art and architecture, experimental art, the exchange of cultural ideas, and the promotion of artists of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds through exhibitions such as a Jacob Lawrence retrospective (1960), "Contemporary Jewish Ceremonial Art" (1961), the "Heart of India" (1962), "1,000 Years of American Indian Art" (1963), and "Ten Negro Artists from the United States" (1966), whose file contains photographs of 16 African-American artists and their paintings exhibited at the First World Festival of Negro Arts in Dakar, Senegal, 1966, taken by Geoffrey Clements.

Another subseries, Exhibitions, General, reflect the work of the AFA's Board of Trustees Exhibition Committee and documents its early involvement with traveling exhibitions through the files of Juliana R. Force, Eloise Spaeth, and Mrs. John Pope. Other Exhibition Files subseries document specific programs, rejected, cancelled, or suggested exhibitions, and exhibitions held in partnerships with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and other organizations.

Included in the Finding Aid for the collection may be found a listing of over 6,000 artists' and others exhibiting with the AFA. Among those with a sizeable number of entries are: Ansel Adams, Anni and Josef Albers, Calvin Albert, Harold Altman, Garo Antreasian, Jean Arp, Milton Avery, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, William Baziotes, George W. Bellows, Eugene Berman, Harry Bertoia, George Caleb Bingham, Isabel Bishop, Peter Blume, Georges Braque, Marcel Breuer, James Brooks, Charles Burchfield, Kenneth Callahan, Edmund Casarella, Marc Chagall, William Merritt Chase, Lee Chesney, Minna Citron, Eleanor Coen, Robert F. Conover, Ralston Crawford,
Honore Daumier, Worden Day, Willem de Kooning, Jose De Rivera, Edgar Degas, Charles Demuth, Richard Diebenkorn, Arthur Dove, Jean Dubuffet, Thomas Eakins, Louis Eilshemius, Jimmy Ernst, Lyonel Feininger, Perle Fine, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Antonio Frasconi, Lee Gatch, Thomas George, Robert Goodnough, Adolph Gottlieb, Francisco Goya, Morris Graves, Robert Gwathmey, Grace Hartigan, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Stanley Hayter, John Heliker, Robert Henri, Hans Hofmann, Edward Hopper, John Paul Jones, Asger Jorn, Max Kahn, Ellsworth Kelly, William Kienbusch, Paul Klee, Karl Knaths, Misch Kohn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Fernand Leger, Jack Levine, Jacques Lipchitz, George Luks, Loren MacIver, Boris Margo, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Dean Meeker, Joan Miro, Hans Moller, Henry Moore, George L.K. Morris,
Seong Moy, Walter Murch, Louise Nevelson, Ben Nicholson, Georgia O'Keeffe, Kenzo Okada, Nathan Oliveira, Gordon Parks, I. Rice Pereira, Jack Perlmutter, Gabor Peterdi, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Fairfield Porter, Rudy Pozzatti, Maurice Prendergast, George Ratkai, Abraham Rattner, Robert Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, Rembrandt, Renoir, Larry Rivers, Theodore Roszak, Georges Rouault, Albert Ryder, Bruno Saetti, Guiseppe Santomaso, John Singer Sargent, Tadashi Sato, Angelo Savelli, Louis Schanker, Martin Schongauer, Karl Schrag, Kurt Seligmann, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, John Sloan, David Smith, Raphael Soyer, Benton Spruance, Theodoros Stamos, James Louis Steg, Edward Steichen,
Joseph Stella, Hedda Sterne, Maurice Sterne, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Durell Stone, Carol Summers, James Suzuki, Peter Takal, Rufino Tamayo, Pavel Tchelitchew, William Thon, Arthur Thrall, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Mark Tobey, Bradley Walker Tomlin, George Tooker, Joyce Treiman, Joseph M.W. Turner, Jack Tworkov, Renzo Vespignani, John Von Wicht, Charmion Von Wiegand, Syvia Wald, Abraham Walkowitz, Franklin Watkins, Max Weber, Julian Alden Weir, James McNeil Whistler, Worthington Whittredge, James Wines, Zao Wou-ki, Andrew Wyeth, Jean Sceron, Adja Yunkers, Karl Zerbe, Richard Zoellner, Marguerite Zorach, and William Zorach.

The earliest documentation is in Series I, Board of Trustees, and concerns the history of AFA. Included are correspondence and files of various officers, including Frederick Allen Whiting, Thomas Brown Rudd, Daniel Longwell, James S. Schramm, and Roy R. Neuberger, and of Leila Mechlin, AFA's secretary from 1909-1933, and treasurer Lawrence M.C. Smith. Series 2, Administrative records, also contains documentation on history and founding, and affiliations, buildings and moves, grants, government art programs, fundraising, publicity, publications, and the AFA's fiftieth anniversary celebration. Files in this series are arranged in two subseries, Alphabetical Files, and Staff records.

Series 3, Special Programs, consists of files on the many special programs AFA either sponsored or participated in, among them the Artists in Residence program sponsored by the Ford Foundation Program for Visual Artists; the Museum Donor Program funded by Audrey Bruce Currier and Stephen Richard Currier; the New York State Council on the Arts; the Picture of the Month program; and the Jean Tennyson Foundation Color Slide Lecture Program.

Series 4 consists of documentation on AFA's Annual Conventions, beginning with the 3rd annual convention in 1912 and continuting through 1963, with files missing for several years. Included are proceedings, speeches, programs, clippings, correspondence, and press releases. The 1957 files contain reel-to-reel tapes.

Series 6, Printed Material, consists of material dating 1990-1993 and which has an unexplained provenance. Series 7, Miscellaneous Files, 1926-1962, contain Architectural League of New York Records relating to National Awards Program, and lantern slides from the "New Horizons in America" lecture series. Series 8, Oversize Materials include a portfolio, posters, and magazines dating from the late 1800s.

Bio / His Notes: Organized 1909; New York, N.Y.
extent78.2 linear ft.
formatsResearch Files Photographs Administrative Records Exhibition Catalogs Sound Recording
accessUnmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/findingaids/amerfeda.htm
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidOnline and in respository
acquisition informationThe bulk of the records were donated by the American Federation of Arts between 1964 and 1966.
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titleCharles Lang Freer Papers 1876-1931
repositoryFreer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
collection titleThe personal papers of Charles Lang Freer, the industrialist and art collector who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. The papers include correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, financial material, architectural drawings, and photographs.

Correspondence, ca. 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; letterpress books contain copies of Freer's outgoing letters, 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.
extent145 linear feet
formatsPersonal Papers Correspondence Photographs Diaries Financial Papers
accessAccess is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment.
record linkhttp://www.asia.si.edu/archives/finding_aids/freer.html
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidOnline and in repository.
acquisition informationGift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer
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titleCentury Magazine letters, 1870-1918.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence of the Century Magazine and its predecessors, Scribner's Monthly, and St. Nicholas Magazine. Also included is material related to the Century War Series.

Among the correspondents are: Cecilia Beaux, James C. Beckwith, Samuel G. W. Benjamin, William M. Chase, William A. Coffin, Timothy Cole (98 letters), Charles C. Coleman, Royal Cortissoz, Kenyon Cox, Reginald C. Coxe, Christopher P. Cranch, Henry H. Cross, Frederick S. Dellenbaugh, Thomas W. Dewing, Alexander W. Drake, Wyatt Eaton, George W. Edwards, Frank E. Elwell, Gaston Fay, Harry Fenn, Mary H. Foote, William L. Fraser, Charles L. Freer, Daniel C. French, Frank French, Isabella S.

Gardner, Jay Hambidge, Charles H. Hart, Arthur Hoeber, George Inness, Jr., August F. Jaccaci, Arthur I. Keller, Edward W. Kemble, Knoedler M. & Company, Christopher G. La Farge, John La Farge, Charles R. Lamb, Florence N. Levy, Frank J. Mather, Leila Mechlin, Gari Melchers, Francis D. Millet, Thomas Moran, Edward L. Morse, Hobart Nichols, Elizabeth Nourse, Thornton Oakley, Violet Oakley, Maxfield Parrish, William O. Partridge, Elizabeth R. Pennell (83 letters & 55p. handwritten article),

Joseph Pennell, Henry R. Poore, Eva A. Remington, Henry Reuterdahl, Boardman Robinson, Henry Sandham, DeCost Smith, Jessie W. Smith, Albert E. Sterner, Alfred Stieglitz, William J. Stillman (ca. 95 letters), Lorado Taft, Henry O. Tanner, Abbott H. Thayer, Gerald H. Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, John C. Van Dyke, Douglas Volk, Irving R. Wiles, and others.

Bio / His Notes:
A quarterly publication on the arts and current affairs.

extent3 microfilm reels
formatsMicrofilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidList of correspondents available at AAA offices, filed New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.
acquisition informationMicrofilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division. Location of Original: Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.
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titleArt Students League records, 1875-1955.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleREELS NY59/20-NY59/29: Student registers, 1877-1905; ledgers, 1878-1889, attendance records, 1879-1903; model engagement books, 1878-1882; membership lists and members' meeting records, 1875-1900;

press clippings, 1889-1892; constitution and by-laws, minutes, 1875-1897, and correspondence,1895-1900, of the Board of Control; instructors' expense accounts, 1904-1911;

Paris prize documents, 1891-1897; supplies ordered,1897-1901; monitors record, 1897-1906; instructors expenses, 1904-1911, and printed materials, 1906-1910.

REEL 2786: A catalog of art classes for the 1886-1887 season and two programs for "The Dream Ball," 1951 and 1955.

REEL 4909: Catalog of classes for the 1885-1886 season.

REEL 1818: Copyprints of art classes at the Art Students League, ca. 1900-1940. Teachers pictured include J. Carroll Beckwith, William M. Chase, Kenyon Cox, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, John Sloan, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Included is a print of a women's life class at the League, ca. 1905.

Bio / His Notes:
Art school. Organized in 1875 by students as a revolt against the National Academy of Design school.

extentca.11,000 items (on 13 microfilm reels)
formatsMicrofilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reels NY59-20-29 lent for microfilming by the Art Students League, 1959. Items on reels 2786 and 4909 were donated, 1960. Copyprints on reel 1818 were copied from the originals lent by the Art Students League, 1972, and microfilmed in 1980 as part of AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection II. Location of Original: Reels NY59/20-29 and 1818: Originals returned to the Art Students League after microfilming.
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titleAndrew Carnegie letters, 1884-1936.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie. Included are four from Edwin A. Abbey concerning the price of one of his paintings and accepting an invitation to visit, one from William M. Chase accepting an invitation, one from Ben Foster praising a portrait which Mr. Roche has painted of Mrs. Carnegie, two from F. D. Millet and two from Cass Gilbert accepting invitations, six from Frank O. Salisbury about a portrait Salisbury painted of Andrew Carnegie, one from Samuel Longfellow explaining that he mistakenly informed Carnegie that a watercolor was by Lord Elgin when in fact it was by Lord Dufferin, and one from George H. Boughton writing for a mutual friend.
extent16 items (on partial microfilm reel) reel N4 (frames 1242-1280)
formatsCorrespondence Microfilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMicrofilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division. Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division
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titleAlbert and Marie Sterner letters received, 1899-1945.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters to the Sterners, primarily regarding art and cultural matters.
Letters are from:

John Barbirolli, George G. Barnard, Cecelia Beaux, George Bellows, Emile Bourdelle, Poultney Bigelow, Emma Calve, William M. Chase, Winston Churchill, Constance Collier, John Dewey, Gerald du Maurier, John Drew, James N. Dunn, Joseph Duveen, Elsie Ferguson, Arnold Genthe, Charles D. Gibson, Warren G. Harding, Charles W. Hawthorne, Robert Henri, Walter Hampden, Oliver Herford, Leslie Howard, Sir Henry Irving, Eva Le Gallienne, Julie Marlow, Philip Merivale, Maurice Mozkowski, Alla Nazimova, Joseph Pennell, Raphael Pompelli, Howard Pyle, Theodore Roosevelt, John S. Sargent, G. Bernard Shaw, Sir Herbert B. Tree, Mary A. Ward, J. Alden Weir, Edith Wharton, Francis Wilson, and Israel Zangwill.

Bio / His Notes:
Illustrator and painter; New York City. Sterner's wife, Marie, was an art dealer.
extent87 items (on partial microfilm reel) reel N11 (frames 1000-1208)
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMicrofilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division. Location of Original: Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.
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titleAlfred Williams Anthony papers, [ca. 1880-1930].
repositoryAmerican Art Archives
collection titleLetters, autographs, biographical data, and miscellany collected by Anthony about 19th century artists.

Artists include: Edwin A. Abbey, Ernest Albert, Elizabeth A. Allen, Daniel C. Beard, Frank Beard, Samuel G. W. Benjamin, Albert Bierstadt,Nathaniel Blaisdell, Edwin H. Blashfield, Evangeline Blashfield, Charles W. Bolton, Victor D. Brenner, Sydney & Mrs. Burleigh, William M. Chase, Frederic E. Church, Harry Cochrane, William A. Coffin, Timothy Cole, Thomas Cole, Royal Cortissoz, Palmer Cox, Christopher Cranch, Felix O. C. Darley, Frederick Dellenbaugh, Frederick Dielman, Andrew J. Downing, Charles L. Eastlake, George W. Edwards, Daniel C. French, Edmund H. Garrett, Sanford R. Gifford, V. Gribayedoff, Henry W. Herbert, Elbert Hubbard, Daniel Huntington, Laurence Hutton, Ernest L. Ipshen, Norman W. Isham, F. Lynn Jenkins, John La Farge, Edward C. Leavitt, William J. Linton, Benson J. Lossing, Will H. Low, Jervis McEntee, George Merrill, John H. Mills, Thomas Moran, Samuel F.B. Morse,

A. R. Mullen, Thomas Nast, National Arts Club, Wilbur F. Noyes,Frederick B. Opper, Mrs. Archie M. Palmer, Erastus D. Palmer, William F. Paris, Carl R. Parker, Hiram Powers, Howard Pyle, Thomas B. Read, Albert Rosenthal, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Sartain, Walter Smedley, George F. C. Smillie, Francis H. Smith, Bayard Taylor, Col. Henry S. Taylor, John Trumbull, Henry T. Tuckerman, Union League Club, N.Y., D. B. Updike, Vasili Vereschagen, Charles Vezin, Douglas Volk, D. Everett Waid, John Q. A. Ward, Clara E. Waters, Robert W. Weir, J. Thomson Willing, Ellsworth Woodward, Mabel Woodward, William Woodward, and F. Hammond Wright.

Bio / His Notes:
Clergyman, educator; Lewiston, Maine.

Additional forms:
35mm microfilm reel N4 (frames 601-1163) & N25 (frames 1131-1132) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
extent2 partial microfilm reels. reel N4 (frames 601-1163) & N25 (frames 1131-1132)
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Ephemera
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMicrofilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division. Location of Original: Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.
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titleWilliam Merritt Chase letter, 1911 Nov. 21.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetter (with typescript) to John A. Stewart. Chase writes "I have the honor to accept the invitation to be one of the committee for the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of Peace among English speaking peoples."

Bio / His Notes:
Painter, art instructor; New York, N.Y.
extent1 item (on partial microfilm reel)
formatsCorrespondence Microfilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationProvenance of letter is unknown.
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title[William Merritt Chase's 10th St. Studio]
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleTwo mounted albumen photographs showing Chase's 10th St. studio, New York City. One has an inscribed label "With my compliments to Mr. W. C. Southwick Wm. M. Chase" by unknown, the other "W M Chase's studio W 10th St NY" by George C. Cox. Also included is an undated clipping of an article by Royal Cortissoz "The Work of William M. Chase Observed at Shinnecock Hills."
extent2 photographic prints b&w; 23 x 26 cm.
formatsPhotographs
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated by Winston Broadfoot, Director, the Flowers Collection, Duke University Library, Durham, N.C., 1979.
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titleSelected art related papers from the Simon Gratz Collection, [ca. 1770-1921].
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleSelected letters, sketches, writings, clippings and printed material collected by Simon Gratz, primarily from the "Painters, sculptors, and engravers" section (ca. 400 items) of the Cultural life, arts and sciences autograph series. Other sections filmed include Benjamin West correspondence;

Charles Thomson correspondence; Joshua Humphreys letters; and one or more letters from the following categories: American miscellaneous, European painters and sculptors, Chaplains colonial wars and revolution, Roman Catholic prelates, British Authors, British literary misc., European explorers and antiquaries, American poets, Univ. presidents, American scientists, American authors, American prose, American literary misc., U.S. Senators, and others.

The Painters, sculptors, and engravers section contains ca. 400 items, primarily letters, of prominent eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth century American artists, such as Albert Bierstadt, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Cole, John Singleton Copley, Asher B. Durand, Charles Willson Peale, John Singer Sargent, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, John Trumbull, and others. Many of the letters are addressed to Albert Rosenthal. Also included are sketches, writings, clippings, and printed material pertaining to the artists. The Benjamin West papers, 1877-1819, (reel P23, fr. 1-85) include letters to West, letters from and about West, and cards, a certificate, and engraving of him.

The Charles Thomson papers (reels P21, fr. 800-813 and P22, fr. 1-7) include material relating to craftsmen in New York and Philadelphia, 1784-1787; correspondence with Joseph Delaplaine, 1816-1817, concerning Delaplaine's having a portrait of Thomson painted by Bass Otis; a letter to Thomson from G.P. Norris, Jr., Jan. 26, 1819, referring to Trumbull's painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence; and bills from cabinetmaker Alexander Anderson. The Humphreys' letters are from Charles Willson Peale, Mar. 4, 1795, and William Rush, Apr. 30, 1795.

Additional forms:
35mm microfilm reels P21 (fr. 773-813), P22 (entire), and P23 (1-84) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
extentca. 500 items (on 3 partial microfilm reels) reels P21 (fr. 773-813), P22 (entire), and P23 (1-84)
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Sketches Writings Clippings
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidMicrofilm inventory available at all Archives of American Art offices.
acquisition informationLent for microfilming 1955 by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Location of Original: Originals in: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Simon Gratz Collection.
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titleChapellier Galleries collection of artists' papers, 1816-1972.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleScrapbook of Irving Wiles containing many original letters and sketches glued in place; sketchbook of Robert Henri with loose sketches and one notebook containing some original sketches, also photocopies of sketches already removed, names of pupils, dates and amounts paid; letters, many illustrated, to William Merritt Chase from Robert Blum; a sketchbook of John F. Kensett; a copy of a book, RIP VAN WINKLE, illustrated by Everett Shinn.

REEL 439 AND SCANNED One photograph of William Merritt Chase and other in the Tile Club trip up the Hudson River, which was previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists I and has subsequently been scanned.
extent300 items (on 1 microfilm reel). reel N68-101
formatsScrapbooks Correspondence Works of Art Photographs Sketchbooks
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationLent for microfilming 1968 by the Chapellier Galleries.
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titleLetters to Charles Henry Hart from artists, 1863-1915.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters from artists received by Hart largely in his capacity as director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and as an authority on portraiture. Letters regard paintings, engravings, requests for information, and acceptances of positions as a member of the jury of selection and committees at the Academy.

Correspondents include: Thomas P. Anshutz, Thomas Ball, Edwin H. Blashfield, Francis B. Carpenter, William M. Chase, Howard C. Christy, Frederic E. Church, William A. Coffin, Kenyon Cox, Charles C. Curran, Thomas W. Dewing, Asher B. Durand, Thomas Eakins, John M. Falconer, Stephen J. Ferris, Jared B. Flagg, Charles Grafly, Clifford P. Grayson, Thomas A. Harrison, Thomas Hovenden, Daniel Huntington, Hugh B. Jones, George C. Lambdin, Charles Linford, Will H. Low, Frederick W. MacMonnies, George W. Maynard, William Page, Joseph Pennell, Roland H. Perry, William T. Richards, Peter F. Rothermel, Walter Shirlaw, William T. Smedley, James D. Smillie, Grancis H. Smith, George H. Story, Julian Story, Edmund Tarbell, Abbott H. Thayer, Frank H. Tomkins, Bernahrd Uhle, Edward Valentine, and Olin L. Warner.

The James D. Smillie letter was refilmed in its entirety on reel 1079.
extent43 items (on 1 microfilm reel)
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidMicrofilm inventory available at AAA offices.
acquisition informationThe letters were presumably included by Hart in the 2 v. collection titled "The History of Art in America as Told in a Remarkable Collection of Autograph Letters and Documents of Celebrated American Artists of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Century." Other letters in the volumes are written to various people, and have been described in separate catalog records, each grouped under the name of the person to whom the letters are addressed, including Thomas Benedict Clarke, Asher Brown Durand, John Durand, Charles Lanman, William J. Stillman, John Trumbull and one under the title Miscellaneous Artists Letters. Researchers should also consult the Charles Henry Hart papers, reels 928-935 and 2813 for additional letters to Hart from artists.
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titleThe Ten [graphic]
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleGroup known as "The Ten", last active in 1919. Identification on front: "The Ten" - 1908 Wm. M. Chase*, Frank W. Benson, Edmund C. Tarbell, T.W. Dewing, Joseph R. De Camp, Edward Simmons, W.L. Metcalf, Childe Hassam, J. Alden Weir, Robert Reid. *Elected vice J.H. Twachtman. Published in: Archives of American Art Journal v. 19, no. 2, p. 2
extent1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 22 cm.
formatsPhotographs
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
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titleMacbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968 (bulk 1892-1953).
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleThe records provide almost complete coverage of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1892 to its closing in 1953.

Through extensive correspondence files, financial and inventory records, printed material, scrapbooks, reference and research material, and photographs of artists and works of art, the records document all aspects of the gallery's activities, charting William Macbeth's initial intention to lease his store "for the permanent exhibition and sale of American pictures" through over sixty years of success as a major New York firm devoted to American art. The collection measures 132.2 linear feet and dates from 1838 to 1968 with the bulk of the material dating from 1892 to 1953.

Correspondence files form the bulk of the collection and records the day-to-day transactions of the gallery with artists, dealers, curators, and collectors. The correspondence found here documents all aspects of the gallery's activities including relationships with artists, arrangements for loans, consignments, and sales; the development of public and private collections; and the involvement of the gallery owners in the art community. In addition to general correspondence there is a group of correspondence that pertains directly to requests for gallery publications and a series of letterpress books containing five years of copies of the gallery's outgoing letters.

The financial and shipping records provide a detailed record of the gallery's financial transactions through a variety of ledgers and account books. These records provide insight into art buying and collecting tendencies throughout the first half of the twentieth century. They also record the effect of fluctuations in the economy including the Depression of the 1930s. Records in this series can be used more effectively in conjunction with the card files in Series 3: Inventory Records.

The information found here supports that found in Series 2: Financial and Shipping Records and consists of card files recording stock disposition and a series of stock books. The card files are an invaluable tool for tracking the artwork that passed through Macbeth's hands.

Includes printed material published by Macbeth Gallery in addition to exhibition catalogs from other galleries and organizations, art publications, and loose magazine articles and news clippings. Publications represented are the Macbeth Gallery publications Art Notes and Biographical Notes in addition to a set of bound volumes, comprising an almost complete run of the pre-Civil War American art journal The Crayon.

The scrapbooks are the collection's main source of Macbeth Gallery exhibition catalogs and related news clippings. They provide comprehensive coverage of the gallery's history and include material on day-to-day events at the gallery as well as important occasions such as the 1908 exhibition of "The Eight" and the gallery's fortieth, fiftieth and sixtieth anniversaries, news of the art world in general and some photographs. Due to their fragile nature, scrapbooks can be consulted only on microfilm.

The reference files consist of reference and research files relating to American artists and containing material gathered over time by the Macbeths and Robert G. McIntyre. Several references are made in the gallery's outgoing correspondence to the fact that the gallery was compiling a summmary of ownership of paintings by the best known American artists. Documentation related to this endeavor can be found here in a folder of collection lists of artwork in private and public collections. Named artist files contain important information regarding the provenance of paintings, including some by Gilbert Stuart and Winslow Homer. Other material found here includes photographs of artwork, biographical information on the artists listed, scattered correspondence, clippings, notes, and copies of reference material from printed sources.

Miscellaneous material contains transcripts of several lectures and essays written by Robert Macbeth, and an essay on Winslow Homer which he wrote for Living American Art. Also found here is a folder containing notes for a lecture on Israeli art by Robert G. McIntyre; an original drawing and a print by Robert W. Weir; and a transcript allegedly of excerpts from the journal of Marsden Hartley apparently transcribed by an unknown member of the Macbeth Gallery staff. The remaining materials found here are miscellaneous business records of Robert G. McIntyre.

The photographs include a rich collection of images of many of the artists whose work was handled by the Macbeth Gallery, as well as photos of the gallery and the artwork. A substantial number of the photographs are original silver gelatin and platinum prints; there are also several daguerrotypes and an original photo postcard. Many of the photographs are autographed and some are addressed to the gallery. The artist most heavily represented in the photograph files is Winslow Homer. The photographs of artists have been digitally scanned and may be viewed on the AAA Digital Collections Database.

I. Correspondence, 1838-1968. II. Financial and Shipping Records, 1892-1956. III. Inventory Records, 1892-ca. 1957. IV. Printed Material, 1838-1963. V. Scrapbooks, 1892-1952. VI. Reference Files, 1839-1959. VII. Miscellaneous Files, 1912-1956. VIII. Photographs, ca. 1880-1968.
extentTotal: 132.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 194 reels) reels NMc1-NMc81, 439-441, 2820-2823 & 3091-3092 reels 2564-2667 & 3094
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Inventories Scrapbooks Clippings
accessUse requires an appointment. Scrapbooks: Fragile; 14 of the 20 originals closed; researchers must use microfilm reels NMc1 - NMc4 for access.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/macbeth-gallery-records-9703
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidReels NMc 1-NMc 81, 2564-2667, 2820-2823, & 3094: Finding Aid available at AAA offices. Electronic finding aid available at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/findingaids/macbgal.htm
acquisition informationMaterial on reels NMc 1-NMc 81, 2564-2667, 2820-2823, 3094 & unmicrofilmed portions donated in several installments, 1955-1966, by Robert G. McIntyre and estate. McIntyre was the last owner of the Macbeth Gallery and nephew of William Macbeth. Material on reels 3091-3092 donated 1974 by Phoebe C. and William Macbeth II, grandchildren of William Macbeth. All former accessions were merged and reprocessed in 2004; the arrangement of the collection does not match the microfilmed materials.
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titleWomen's art class at the Chase School of Art [graphic]
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleA women's art class with instructor William Merritt Chase. Photographed by either Joseph Byron or his son Percy Claude.

Forms part of: Edward Laning papers, 1880-1983.
extent1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
formatsPhotographs
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
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titleCorrespondence and architectural drawings, 1887-1922, 1887-1907 (bulk).
repositoryColumbia University Libraries
collection titleCollection consists primarily of White's letter books and correspondence with some related bills, receipts, and other ephemera, 1887-1906, relating to his professional and personal matters. Correspondence, 1907, relates to his estate.

Correspondents of note include William A. Boring, Richard Morris Hunt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Louis C. Tiffany, John La Farge, Charles McKim, Frederick Law Olmsted, Whitney Warren, Stefano Bardini, Bessie White, William Merritt Chase, William Robert Ware, Kenyon Cox, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Percy Baker, Cass Gilbert, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, John Wanamaker, Carrère and Hastings, Thomas Dewing, Lawrence White, Richard White, and other architects, artists, contractors, suppliers, clients, friends, and family members.

One letter book contains letters, 1922, by White's son Lawrence Grant White. Also included are White's architectural drawings for houses he built for himself at St. James, Long Island, 1892-1904, and 121 East 21st Street, New York, n.d.; miscellaneous drawings; and a few architectural drawings by Lawrence Grant White, and drafts of his translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Biographical Note
Architect. Partner in the New York architectural firm McKim, Mead & White.

Cite As:
Stanford White correspondence and architectural drawings. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Location:
Avery Drawings & Archives - By appt. (Non-Circulating)

Call Number:
D&A White

extentca. 26 cubic ft
formatsBusiness Papers Personal Papers Financial Records Legal Papers Correspondence
accessThis collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.cul.columbia.edu. Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.
record linkhttp://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/img/assets/8897/White_letterpress_index.pdf
bibliographyDante Alighieri. The Divine comedy : the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso; new translation into English blank verse by Lawrence Grant White, with illustrations by Gustave Doré. New York : Pantheon Books, 1948.
record sourcehttp://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/archival/collections/ldpd_3460603/
finding aidAn electronic index to the letterpress copybooks is available online: A paper inventory is available in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.
acquisition informationVarious gifts.
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titleAnna Wharton Morris Papers, 1729-1957
repositoryFriends Historical Library
collection titleThe collection includes her diaries and journals, maintained almost continuously from 1884 to 1956, correspondence received, her manuscript writings, and other miscellaneous materials.

Of particular interest is material on the prison reform movement, particularly the correspondence of Thomas Mott Osborne. Other correspondents include Emily Sartain, Thomas Wallace Swann, J. William White, Francis Howard Williams, Sarah Butler and Owen Wister, George W. Kirchwey, Gertrude and Anne Montgomerie Traubel, James Moore Swank, Charles Wharton Stork, Felix Schelling, Agnes Repplier, Lizette Woodworth Reese, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Thornton and Violet Oakley, John W. Nason, R. Tait McKenzie, Frank Aydelotte, Cecilia Beaux, John Howard Benson, Nicholas Biddle, Edward William Bok, Elizabeth Powell Bond, G. Edwin Brumbaugh, William Merritt Chase, and many others.

The collection also includes some Wharton family historical materials, including Thomas Gilpin's manuscript of his Exiles in Virginia

Background
Anna Wharton Morris was the youngest daughter of Joseph Wharton, prominant Philadelphia industrialist and philanthropist. She was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, active in prison reform and other social reform movements of her day, and was a prolific writer, primarily of short stories and essays.

In 1896, she married Harrison S. Morris, Philadelphia author and arts administrator, and they had one child, Catharine Morris Wright

Notes:
Pictures stored in PA/75.
extent35 linear ft
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Journals Manuscript Ephemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/friends/ead/5106awmo.xml
record sourcehttp://tripod.brynmawr.edu/record=b2169502~S10
finding aidFinding aid available in the Library.
acquisition informationGift of Harrison M. Wright, Anna Templeton-Cotill, W. Redwood Wright, and Ellicott Wright, 1991-1992
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titleWilliam Merritt Chase Letter, 1879.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleContained in: Philip H. Ward Collection of Autographs and Memorabilia. Folder 38

Location:
Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts

Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 585


extent1 item (1 leaf).
formatsCorrespondence
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record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu/
updated11/12/2014 11:30:09
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