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Archives related to: Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928

titleArthur B. Davies papers
repositoryDelaware Art Museum
collection titleThe Arthur B. Davies Papers at the Delaware Art Museum were donated by Bennard B. Perlman, the author of The Lives, Loves and Art of Arthur B. Davies. These papers represent a significant portion of Mr. Perlman's research material. Brooks Wright, another Davies author, gave a portion of his research materials to Mr. Perlman. These materials are also included in the collection. There are no restrictions to this collection for research use, excepting the box of materials from private ABD Collectors.

The collection is highly diverse containing some primary materials, i.e. correspondence of the Davies family, and a broad range of secondary materials including newspaper and magazine articles, exhibition catalogs, correspondence with collectors, and photographs.

The following is a general container listing of the materials in the collection in the current box & folder arrangement. In the future a more descriptive collection guide will be produced for the researcher to review prior to utilizing the collection.

Biogrpahical Note
American painter, 1862-1928

extent17 cubic ft.
formatsClippings Correspondence Exhibition Catalogs Writings Photographs
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://www.delart.org/collections/HFS_library/finding_aids/Davies%20Collection.htm
bibliographyPerlman, Bennard B. "The Lives, Loves, and Art of Arthur B. Davies." New York: State University of New York Press, 1998. 079143835x
record sourcehttp://www.delart.org
finding aidOnline and in repository
acquisition informationGift of Bennard B. Perlman.
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titleJohn Quinn memorial collection in the New York Public Library, 1901-1925.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, including letters from numerous art dealers, George Bellows, Arthur B. Davies, Sir Jacob Epstein, Walt Kuhn, Walter Pach, Ezra Pound, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, and the Society of Independent Artists.

Bio / His Notes:
Collector, patron, lawyer; New York, N.Y. Born Tiffin, Ohio, 1870. Legal work included tax laws re imported contemporary art. Friendship with Augustus John shaped activities and interest in art world. Began collecting mainly through direct contact with artists and dealers.

Location of Original:
Originals in: New York Public Library.


extent26 microfilm reels.
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy in Washington, D.C. office only.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidList of correspondents available at Washington office of the Archives of American Art and on reel 2017.
acquisition informationMicrofilm donated 1978 and 2005 by Judith Zilczer, who organized an exhibit on John Quinn for the Hirshhorn Museum in 1978. She received a copy of the film from the New York Public Library as part of her research. The New York Public Library received the papers over a period of time, officially completed in 1965, by Quinn's niece, Mary Anderson Conroy.
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titleRobert Laurent papers, 1869-1973.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence; manuscripts and writings; lists of works of art; photographs; biographical material; gallery and foundry files; notes and speeches; financial material; scrapbook; guest book; magazines; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and printed material.

REEL N68-2: Letters from George Bellows, Bernard Berenson, Elliott Daingerfield, Arthur B. Davies, Roger Fry, John Marin, Joseph Pennell, Man Ray, John Sloan, Max Weber, J. Alden Weir, and others. Two highly detailed letters from Maurice Sterne in 1913 describe that artist's life in Bali. Also included are signatures of American artists from a guest book, and a 1966 catalog of the Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation Collection.

REEL N68-3 Letters from Childe Hassam, Walt Kuhn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Gaston Lachaise, Elie Nadelman, David Smith, Alfred Stieglitz, William Zorach, Oscar Bluemner, Albert C. Barnes, Andrew Dasburg, Ernest Fiene, Pop Hart, Robert Henri, Joseph Stella, Maurice Sterne, and others. Also included are manuscripts, lists of works of art, and photographs of Laurent with Hamiltion Easter Field, Bernard Kariol and others.
REEL 2: Personal data sheet, exhibition catalogs and magazines containing articles by or about Laurent, ca. 1920-1965.

REEL 497: John Laurent's collection of 34 letters, 1902-1960, to Robert Laurent and Hamiltion Easter Field. The 6 letters to Field are from Bernhard Berenson, George Bellows, Maurice Prendergast, Pop Hart, Gustov Courtois, and John Carpenter. The 28 letters to Robert Laurent are from Albert P. Ryder, Gaston Lachaise, Raphael Soyer, Walt Kuhn, Robert Henri, Alfred Stieglitz, Arthur B. Davies, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Henry McBride, William McFee, Jules Pascin, Jean Careas, and two unidentified artists.

REEL 2063: Photographs, ca. 1930-1962, of Laurent, his studio, exhibitions, and works of art.

REELS 2065-2067: Biographical material; correspondence from Maurice Sterne, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Edith Halpert, Henry Hope, Henry Strater, Lloyd Goodrich, David Smith, Walt Kuhn, William Zorach, Ernest Fiene, and Samuel Wood Gaylor; gallery and foundry files; notes, writings, and speeches; financial material; lists of works of art; blueprints; exhibition and printed material, clippings, and a scrapbook; photos of source material and works of art owned by Laurent; and material concerning Hamilton Easter Field, Laurent's teacher and friend, including correspondence, guest book signatures, financial and legal papers and Field Foundation material.

REEL 2155: Photographs of Laurent's works of art with catalog sheets listing the title, date, medium, size, ownership, and exhibition information for each work, ca. 1920-1967. Also included are photographs of Laurent in his studio and with others, including Gaston Lachaise and David Smith; a photo of Chaim Gross; and photos of the Ogunquit Museum in Maine.
UNMICROFILMED: A black and white photograph of the Field Foundation Dinner Auction-Dinner-Dance, Ogunquit, Maine. Depicted are Lloyd Goodrich, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, William Zorach, Robert Laurent, Emil Ganso and others. Also photographs of Laurent and his works of art.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter, sculptor, teacher, etcher, and writer; Brooklyn, New York & Ogunquit, Maine. Laurent studied under Hamilton Easter Field, and both were from Brooklyn, N.Y. and were involved in the summer art colony in Oguniquit, Maine.
extent3.2 linear ft. (on 9 microfilmed reels + 1 photograph not microfilmed. reels N68-2-N68-3, 2, 497, 2063, 2065-2067 & 2155
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Ephemera
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed photograph requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reels N68-2-N68-3 was lent for microfilming 1968 by Robert Laurent; he donated material on reel 2 1966; material on reel 497 was lent for microfilming 1973 by John Laurent, son of Robert Laurent; material on reels 2063, 2065-2067 was donated 1978 by John Laurent; He donated additional material with his brother Paul in 1981. Reels N68-2-N68-3: Originals returned to Robert Laurent after microfilming. Reel 497: Originals returned to John Laurent after microfilming.
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titleMarie Sterner and Marie Sterner Gallery papers, 1913-1951.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleExhibition catalogs and announcements; scrapbooks; and correspondence.

REEL D294: Scrapbooks containing clippings relating to Sterner's activities and work in her art gallery.

REEL 1265: Letters to Sterner from artists and associates, including George Bellows, George Biddle, Charles Burchfield, Stirling Calder, Arthur B. Davies, Elie Nadelman, William Glackens, Marcel Duchamp, Guy Pene du Bois, Everett Shinn, Abbott Thayer, Hedda Sterne, John Sloan, William Zorach, and others.

UNMICROFILMED: Exhibition catalogs and announcements of the Marie Sterner Galleries.

Bio / His Notes:
Art dealer; New York, N.Y. Was instrumental in advancing the cause of American Artists in the early 20th century. Opened her first gallery in 1923. Her gallery was eventually bought by Leonard Clayton.
extent0.7 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels) reels D294 and 1265
formatsCorrespondence Exhibition Catalogs Clippings Scrapbooks
accessUse of unmicrofilmed materials requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm copy
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reel D294 donated 1967 by Mr. and Mrs Harold Sterner. Material on reel 1265 lent for microfilming 1977 by Steven Straw Co., Inc. of Boston; subsequently sold to Christopher Huntington, who donated them to the Portland Museum of Art. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1982 by Stanley Pasternak.
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titleArthur B. Davies letters to Sally Lewis, 1919-1923
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleDavies discusses his activities in New York, and latest developments in art and philosophy.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter; New York, N.Y.



extent3 items (on partial microfilm reel)
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1963 by Mrs. Sherman Hall, Sally Lewis' sister.
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titleElmer Livingston MacRae papers, 1899-1958, (bulk 1899-1916).
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleTwo diaries, 1911 and 1913, containing short notes by MacRae describing activities with the Pastellists and the Association of American Painters and Sculptors; the Students Club Handbook, 1899-1900; treasurer's records for the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, 1912-1916, including a printed extract from the constitution, a subcommittee report, minutes from 2 meetings, a membership list, correspondence from organization officers, Arthur B. Davies, Walt Kuhn, and Walter Pach, and incoming correspondence from various artists, dealers, lenders, and buyers; a file concerning the tour to Chicago and Boston of the International Exhibition of Modern Art (Armory Show); sales lists, receipts for works of art, miscellaneous financial records reflecting the operating expenses of the Armory Show, including 2 cashbooks, 2 ledgers, 2 receipt books, and a checkbook; calling cards, tickets, 71 postcards, 3 signs, copies of the invitation; and the INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF MODERN ART catalog with prices annotated and unannotated copies from the Chicago and Boston shows.

Also found are pamphlets FOR AND AGAINST by Frederick James Gregg, ODILON REDON and A SCULPTOR'S ARCHITECTURE by Walter Pach, CEZANNE by Elie Faure, extracts from NOA NOA by Paul Gauguin, and THE ARMORY SHOW IN RETROSPECT, 1958; a 1913 issue of the magazine ARTS AND DECORATION; 78 clippings; and an Armory Show lapel button.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter. Served as Treasurer of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, organizers of the 1913 Armory Show.

Location of Original:
ORIGINALS IN: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution

extent2 microfilm reels.
formatsDiaries Financial Records Correspondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidFinding aid available at AAA offices.
acquisition informationOriginally discovered in 1958 in MacRae's home in Cos Cob, Connecticut, the papers belonged to the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich until their acquisition by the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation in 1961.
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titleMarie Sterner and Marie Sterner Gallery papers, 1913-1951.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleExhibition catalogs and announcements; scrapbooks; and correspondence.

REEL D294: Scrapbooks containing clippings relating to Sterner's activities and work in her art gallery.

REEL 1265: Letters to Sterner from artists and associates, including George Bellows, George Biddle, Charles Burchfield, Stirling Calder, Arthur B. Davies, Elie Nadelman, William Glackens, Marcel Duchamp, Guy Pene du Bois, Everett Shinn, Abbott Thayer, Hedda Sterne, John Sloan, William Zorach, and others.

UNMICROFILMED: Exhibition catalogs and announcements of the Marie Sterner Galleries.

Bio / His Notes:
Art dealer; New York, N.Y. Was instrumental in advancing the cause of American Artists in the early 20th century. Opened her first gallery in 1923. Her gallery was eventually bought by Leonard Clayton.
extent0.7 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels) reels D294 and 1265
formatsCorrespondence Exhibition Catalogs Clippings Scrapbooks
accessUse of unmicrofilmed materials requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm copy
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reel D294 donated 1967 by Mr. and Mrs Harold Sterner. Material on reel 1265 lent for microfilming 1977 by Steven Straw Co., Inc. of Boston; subsequently sold to Christopher Huntington, who donated them to the Portland Museum of Art. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1982 by Stanley Pasternak.
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titleWalt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, 1859-1978 (bulk 1900-1949)
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePapers contain records of the legendary Armory Show of 1913, also known as the International Exhibition of Modern Art, which introduced modern European painting and sculpture to the American public.

Papers also contain records of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS), the artist-run organization that mounted the Armory Show; records of the New York artists' clubs the Kit Kat Club (founded 1881) and the Penguin Club (founded by Kuhn, 1917); and the personal and family papers of New York artist Walt Kuhn (1877-1949), one of the primary organizers of the Armory Show.

As Secretary for the AAPS, Kuhn retained the bulk of existing records of that organization and of the Armory Show. Minutes and correspondence make up most of the AAPS records (Series 2), as well as documents related to John Quinn's legal brief against a tariff on imported works of living artists. Armory Show Records (Series 1) include personal letters, voluminous business correspondence, a record book, miscellaneous notes, inventories and shipping records, two large scrapbooks, printed materials, photographs by Percy Rainford, and retrospective accounts of the show. Correspondents include Arthur B. Davies, Walter Pach, Vera Kuhn, Edward Weston, Otis Oldfield, and Charles Sheeler. The printed materials and photographs in Kit Kat Club and Penguin Club Records reflect Kuhn's deep involvement in those clubs.

The Walt Kuhn Family Papers (Series 4) contain records of his artwork, career, travels, personal and professional associations, family members, and work in vaudeville, film, and interior design. Notable among the family papers are illustrated letters and other cartoons; sketches, drawings, watercolors, and prints; candid letters from Walt to Vera Kuhn discussing art scene politics and personalities in New York, Paris, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Florida, and the Midwest; general correspondence with artists, dealers, collectors, journalists, writers, models, and fans; notes in index card files containing biographical anecdotes of the Kuhns' many contacts; provenance files that document the origin and fate of Kuhn's paintings, sculptures, and prints; papers relating to Kuhn's exhibitions and his relationships with the Marie Harriman Gallery and Durand-Ruel Gallery; and photographs and drawings depicting Kuhn's early years in Munich, Germany and Fort Lee, NJ; trips to Nova Scotia, New England, the Western United States, and Europe; New York and summer studios, among other subjects.

Bio / His Notes:
Watercolorist, lithographer, etcher; New York, N.Y. Kuhn was a central figure in the organization of the Armory Show, and artistic consultant to the Union Pacific Railroad.

Additional forms:
Portions of the collection were digitized in 2006, and are available via the Archives of American Art's website. Digitized portions include records related to the Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, the Kit Kat Club and the Penguin Club. Duplicate originals and copies have not been digitized, and the bulk of Walt Kuhn's personal and family papers have not been digitized. The collection is available on 35mm microfilm reels D72-D73, D240-D242, D344-D350, 912-916, 1191, 1607-1616, and 2917-2918 at the Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan.
extent30.1 linear ft.
formatsAdministrative Records Correspondence Photographs Drawings Ephemera
accessThe bulk of the collection has been digitized and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Use of materials not digitized requires an appointment.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThe Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records were loaned for microfilming and later donated to the Archives of American Art by Walt Kuhn's daughter Brenda Kuhn in several installments between 1962 and 1979. An additional accession of letters, photographs, and an artifact was purchased by the Archives in 2000. All accessions were merged and reprocessed in 2005; and substantial portions of the collection were digitized in 2006. Loc. of Assoc. Material: The Archives of American Art holds the papers of Walter Pach, the European representative of the Armory Show.
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titleRockwell Kent papers, [circa 1840]-1993, bulk 1935-1961
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, manuscripts, printed matter, art work, and photographs that provide comprehensive coverage of Kent's career as a painter, illustrator, designer, writer, lecturer, traveler, political activist, and dairy farmer.

Voluminous personal and professional correspondence with his three wives, five children, and other relatives, as well as with literally hundreds of friends--both lifelong and of brief duration--illuminates Kent's private life and contributes to understanding of his complex character. Among the many correspondents of note are: his wives Kathleen Whiting Kent, Frances Lee Kent, and Shirley (Sally) Johnstone Kent Gorton; his art teachers William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, and Kenneth Hayes Miller; fellow artists Elmer Adler, Tom Cleland, Arthur B. Davies, Hugo Gellert, Harry Gottleib, Marsden Hartley, Charles Keller, and Ruth Reeves; collectors Duncan Phillips and Dan Burne Jones; critics J. E. Chamberlain and Walter Pach; and dealers Charles Daniel, Felix Wildenstein, and Macbeth Galleries. Kent corresponded with such diverse people as Arctic explorers Peter Freuchen, Knud Rasmussen, and Vilhjalmar Steffanson; composer Carl Ruggles and songwriters Lee Hays and Pete Seeger; civil rights pioneers Paul Robeson and Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois; writers Bayard Boyesen, Scott and Helen Nearing, and Louis Untermeyer; and art historian and print curator Carl Zigrosser.
Kent's interest and involvement in the labor movement are reflected in correspondence with officials and members of a wide variety and large number of unions and related organizations, among them: the Farmers' Educational and Cooperative Union of America, Farmers' Union of the New York Milk Shed, International Workers Order, National Maritime Union, and United Office and Professional Workers of America. Of special interest is his participation, often in leadership roles, in various attempts to organize artists. Files on the American Artists' Congress, Artists League of America, The Artists Union, United American Artists, and United Scenic Artists contain particularly valuable material on the movement.

A supporter of New Deal efforts to aid artists, Kent was actively interested in the various programs and often was critical of their limitations; he advocated continuing federal aid to artists after the Depression abated. Iincluded within the collection is correspondence with the Federal Arts Project, Federal Fine Arts Project, Federal Writers' Project, and the War Department, as well as correspondence with the Citizens' Committee for Government Art Projects and President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the subject.

Manuscripts include "Rockwellkentiana," "Greenland Journal," "To Thee!," "Of Men and Mountains," "A Voyager's Log, Part II," and final chapters of his autobiography, "Its Me O Lord," covering the period after publication in 1955 until just before his death in 1971. Also included are various articles, speeches, radio addresses, book and exhibition reviews, catalog essays, and poems by Kent.

Printed matter including publications and exhibition posters; news clippings about Kent, and articles written and or illustrated by Kent; also, clipping files on subjects of interest to him.

Art work consists of drawings, prints, and sketches including work done in Greenland, and set designs for the Benjamin Britten opera "Peter Grimes." Also included are drawings by children.

Photographs are of works of art by Kent, places visited by Kent, Kent and family (including portraits by Arnold Genthe, ca. 1920, and Carl Van Vechten, ca. 1930), and miscellaneous subjects including: "Direction" and other boats, home and Asgaard farm, Eskimo artifacts, and whales. See also unmicrofilmed addition. Also included is a reel of 35mm motion picture film, 3 min., no sound, b&w (transferred to video) of Kent in Greenland?, showing dog sled, Kent and family?, and village scenes.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter, printmaker, illustrator, designer, and commercial artist. Kent also pursued careers as as a writer, professional lecturer, and dairy farmer. He travelled extensively, and was a political activist who supported the causes of organized labor, civil liberties, civil rights, anti-Fascism, and peace and friendship with the Soviet Union.
extent88 linear ft. (on 106 microfilm reels) Addition: 1.7 linear ft. reels 5153-5256
formatsMicrofilm Manuscript Printed Materials Correspondence X rays
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy. Permission to quote, reproduce or publish may be needed from Plattsburgh State University of New York art museum.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/rockwell-kent-papers-9557/more
record sourcehttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/rockwell-kent-papers-9557
finding aidBoth on site at the repository, Archives of American Art, and on its web site.
acquisition informationDonated 1969 and 1971 by Mr. and Mrs. Rockwell Kent, and in 1996 by Shirley (Sally) Kent Gorton. Funding for the processing, microfilming, and publication of the finding aid was provided by The Henry Luce Foundation. Additional photos, art works and writings were donated 2001 by the Shirley Gorton Johnstone estate.
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titleJohn Davis Hatch papers, 1790-1995.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePrimarily research files on American artists compiled by Hatch in the course of his work as a collector, scholar, and as a museum official from the 1930s to 1950. Files on art organizations or projects Hatch was involved in are also found. Much of the research material relates to his work on American drawings, the American artist John Vanderlyn, and of the German-born expressionist painter Oscar Bluemner. The files include mostly correspondence and photographs. Also found in the papers are diaries, writings, radio scripts, bills of sale, clippings, exhibition catalogs, printed material, and drawings and sketches.

Co-Creator: Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938
Godefroy, Maximilian, 1765-1840?
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928
Godefroy, Maximilian, 1765-1840?
Guy, Seymour J., 1824-1910
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846


REEL 2814: Twenty drawings and sketches by American artists Henry Kirke Brown, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Felix Octavius Carr Darley, Seymour J. Guy, Edward Lamson Henry, Henry Inman and others.
Notable letters included in the correspondence are illustrated letters from Oscar Bluemner and autograph letters from John Trumbull (1790), Maximillian Godefroy (1816-1819), Rembrandt Peale (1830), Grandma Moses, Kenneth Callahan, Roi Partidge, Walter and Louise Arensberg, and Alfred Stieglitz. Among the art work can be found 2 lithographs by Arthur B. Davies, sketchbooks by Bluemner; a sketchbook by Lloyd McNeill and one by Kenneth Callahan.

Among the Vanderlyn materials are the wills of Nicholas Vanderlyn, Jr. (1813) and John Vanderlyn (1838); six letters (1834-1886) including correspondence from Vanderlyn, Charles Henry Hart and Jervis McEntee; a handwritten description of "Calumny Painted by Apelles" (1849); a price list for engravings; a pamphlet (1822) and a broadside (1842) about Vanderlyn's paintings and other printed material; 15 receipts (1807-1811), from Vanderlyn's stay in Paris, for art supplies, wood, rent, laundry, and other items; 2 receipts, 1833; and an article by Hatch, "John Vanderlyn and the Prints of Niagara Falls."
extent28.6 linear ft. Reel 2814: 20 drawings. reel 2814
formatsResearch Files Diaries Financial Records Exhibition Catalogs Clippings
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 aidBox inventory of a small portion of the papers available at all AAA offices.
acquisition informationDonated 1960-1996 by Hatch and the John Hatch estate. Hatch acquired most of the Vanderlyn materials in the 1940s, from a photographer in Kingston, New York, who had gotten them from Vanderlyn's niece. John Vanderlyn's will was given to Hatch by Robert Graham, of James Graham and Sons in New York City.
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titleWalter Pach papers, 1883-1980.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePersonal and family papers, extensive correspondence with noted artists and art world figures, a large group of handwritten and edited versions of manuscripts by Pach, a selection of drawings and prints, printed material, memorandums and notes, photographs, a scrapbook, and a guestbook.

Personal and family papers consist of biographical information on Pach and his family; letters, mainly from his son Raymond who spent many years abroad pursuing an operatic career; and a travel diary, June 24 - Sept. 12, 1903 and June 14 - Aug. 2, 1904 (1 v.) and Aug. 1904 (loose p.), recording Pach 1903 trip to Haarlem, the Netherlands, and 1904 trip to London with William Merritt Chase's class in which Pach reflects on life abroad, fellow classmates Morton Livingston Schamberg and Charles Sheeler, his early interest in Japonisme and active collecting of Japanese art, including prints by master ukiyo-e artists Hokusai and Hiroshige, and the purchase in Holland of a Manga book by Hokusai. A small group of financial records, among them those of his second wife, Nikifora Pach, complete the series.
The Professional correspondence contains letters from artists, critics, collectors, and curators, 1900-1958. Among the correspondents are: Bernard Berenson, Constantin Brancusi, Van Wyck Brooks, Bryson Burroughs, Arthur B. Davies, Marcel Duchamp, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Susan Eakins, Elie Faure, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Jose Orozco, Maurice Prendergast, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Diego Rivera, Morton L. Schamberg, John Sloan, Leo Stein, Alfred Stieglitz, and Jacques Villon.
The writings series includes handwritten and edited versions of published and unpublished manuscripts on a variety of topics. Many are written on the backs of pages containing pencil figure studies by Pach. There are lecture notes from classes he taught at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Mexico; several college notebooks; the text of a speech delivered in 1941 at the Society of Independent Artists dinner honoring John Sloan; memorandums, fragments of writings, and a card index noting works of art. Among the writings by authors other than Pach are poems, chapters of books, articles, and prose by Apollinaire, Baudelaire, Faure Le Roy, Mallarmé, Rouault, Villon, and others.

Within the art work series are found early sketchbooks (3 v.), drawings by Pach and unidentified artists, print portfolios (2 v.), produced by Laurel Gallery, 1947, containing hand-pulled prints by noted artists (among them Milton Avery, Reginald Marsh, and Joan Miró); one includes an etching by Pach, and the other an essay by him.

Photographs are of Pach, his family, artists and other friends, Robert Henri's and William Merritt Chase's classes at the New York School of Art, ca. 1904, of works of art, including Mexican mural projects by José Orozco and Diego Rivera, of Pach's studio, travels, and installation view of 1917 exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists.

Printed matter consists of exhibition catalogs, 1905-1940, including a priced copy of the 1913 Armory Show catalog at its Boston venue, and catalogs of exhibitions in which Pach participated; also, clippings, 1908-1977, of exhibition reviews, reports of sales, and reproductions.
In the Miscellaneous series is found a scrapbook, ca. 1890-1927, containing theatrical programs, including a 1917 Neighorhood Playhouse production of "Bowl, Cat and Broomstick" by Wallace Stevens with sets designed by Pach; and a guestbook to an unidentified event. A list prepared by the Archives of American Art of items in Pach's Library (which were retained but not microfilmed) is also included.
extent5.0 linear ft. (on 6 microfilm reels) Pach's library: 12.0 linear ft.; not microfilmed reels 4216-4221
formatsMicrofilm Personal Papers Business Papers Photographs Scrapbooks
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidOnline and in repository
acquisition informationPurchased from the Salander O'Reilly Galleries through the courtesy of the Brown Foundation, Inc., 1988. The Galleries purchased the papers from Pach's widow. In 1990, Pach's son, Raymond Pach, donated eight family photographs.
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titleMax Weber papers, 1904-1962.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence; biographical notes; writings; photographs; scrapbooks; material relating to the American Artists Congress; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings.

REELS NY59-6-NY59-10: Biographical material; manuscripts, essays and lectures; publicity clippings; exhibition catalogs, 1909-1958; correspondence, 1907-1958; and letters to Leonard and Adah van Noppen.

REELS N69-82-N69-88: Correspondence of Weber and of his family; files on the American Artists' Congress containing letters, statements by Weber, by-laws, and printed material; a file on the Downtown Gallery; photographs; scrapbooks; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings. Correspondents include: Ben-Zion, George Biddle,Paul Burlin, Jean Charlot, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Arthur B. Davies, Stuart Davis, Harry Gottlieb, Abraham Harriton, Marsden Hartley, Zoltan Hecht, Milton Horn, Bernard Karfiol, Leon Kroll, J.B. Neumann, Barnett Newman, Mike Nevelson, George F. Of, Fred Reichman, William Sanger, Antoinette Schulte, John Sloan, Raphael Soyer, Joseph Stella, Alfred Stieglitz, James J. Sweeney, Nahum Tschacbasov, Charmion Von Wiegand, Forbes Watson, Lucia Wiley, Arthur H. Young, William Zorach, and others.

REEL N69-112: Addresses, programs, announcements and texts of addresses from artists' political action groups, 1936-1947, including: the American Artists' Congress, 1936, the Young American Artists' Association, 1939; The Federation of Arts Unions, ca. 1937, protesting the abolition of the N.Y.C. Federal Arts Project; an untitled address about the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., April 2, 1941, criticizing the Graeco-Roman architecture of the building and commending a group of Italian and Dutch paintings in the collection; Artists' Front to Win the War, 1942; Workshop of Graphic Arts, ca. 1942; and Artists' League of America, 1947, criticizing a congressional investigation on the State Department art collection, formed and dissolved at that time.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter; New York, N.Y. Born in Russia. Came to Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1891.

Location of Original:

Reels NY59-6-NY59-8: Originals returned to Max Weber after microfilming.
Reels N69-82-N69-88: Originals returned to Miss Joy Weber after microfilming.

Reel N69-112: Originals returned to Mrs. Max Weber after microfilming.
extent13 microfilm reels.
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Notes Writings Photographs
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reels NY59-6-NY59-8(fr. 1-255) lent for microfilming 1959 by Max Weber; material on reels N69-82-N69-88 lent for microfilming 1969 by Weber's daughter, Joy Weber; and material on reel N69-112 lent for microfilming 1969 by Mrs. Max Weber.
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titleGifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks and papers, 1902-1953.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleThe papers of painter and muralist Gifford Beal measure 5 linear feet and date from 1889 to 2001. The bulk of the collection consists of artwork; some correspondence, printed matter, pictorial subject files, photographs, and writings are also found. Works of art are primarily sketches and sketchbooks in a wide variety of media. Seventy-six sketchbooks are found.

Among the loose sketches are 28 oil paintings on wood board or panel, and fourteen large pastel drawings on canvas depicting dancing figures in a romantic style. Artwork by other artists in the collection include prints by Arthur B. Davies, Rockwell Kent, and Denys Wortman.

Biographical materials include membership certificates, a marriage certificate, and a travel journal kept by Beal's wife Maud on their honeymoon. Personal correspondence consists primarily of love letters with his wife. Three folders of professional correspondence contain letters from Joseph Pennell (1925); Federal Art Project staff from the Treasury Department including Ed Rowan, Edward Bruce, and Forbes Watson (1938); Walker Hancock (1951); and a series of letters signed "Hyde," from Crow Island, Massachusetts, which may have been written by Edward Hyde Cox (1953-1954).

Also found among the papers are printed materials such as exhibition catalogs, clippings, and reproductions of artwork; subject files containing clippings, photographs, and other pictorial references to common subjects of Beal's artwork; and a few personal photographs and photographs of works of art. Notes and writings are found among his sketchbooks, including one long autobiographical essay which may have been for a lecture, a few diary entries from 1942, and extensive notes on the color, form, and lighting of his sketching subjects.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter; New York, N.Y. Beal was born in Bronx, New York, and brought up in an artistic household. He was the younger brother of Reynolds Beal (1866-1951). Beal graduated from Princeton University in 1900.

He studied at the Art Students League and later served as its president from 1916-1929. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1914. Beal's typical subjects were urban genre scenes of leisure in New York City, dramatic and humorous circus subjects, marine and coastal views, and landscapes surrounding Rockport, Mass. In later life, he often served as an advisor and juror to museum exhibitions.
extent5.0 linear ft. 2 rolled docs
formatsArtwork Correspondence Printed Materials Subject Files Photographs
accessCollection has been digitized and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidCollection available on-line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collectionsonline/bealgiff/
acquisition informationDonated 1992 and 1993 by Gifford R. and William Beal, sons of Gifford Beal, in 2000 by family members Richard Goff, Lewis Goff, Margaret Alexander Beal, and Telka A. Beal and in 2007 by Gifford Beal c/o the Krausshar Galleries.
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titleKenneth Shopen papers, 1931-1984.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleBiographical writings and U.S. Army papers, 1940-1961; letters, 1945-1946, from Shopen to his wife, Sylvia; business correspondence, 1932-1984; art works, including a print, a watercolor, 54 sketches and 2 sketchbooks by Shopen, a print by Arthur B. Davies, and 2 prints by Otto Schneider;

a scrapbook kept while art critic for the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS, 1953-1956, containing letters and clippings of reviews; receipts; an address book; writings and notes on art and a notebook of quotes; subject files on the War Department and Shopen's teaching position at the University of Illinois; printed material, 1946-1957; and photographs, slides and negatives of Shopen, friends, family, and works of art.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter, art critic, educator; Chicago, Ill. full name is George Kenneth Shopen
extent2.7 linear ft.
formatsWritings Correspondence Artwork Scrapbooks Notes
accessUnmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1988 by Timothy Shopen, Kenneth Shopen's son.
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titleCorrespondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1920-1968, n.d.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleContained in:
Carl Zigrosser Papers, ca. 1891-1971. Folder

Weyhe Gallery published prints for Arthur B. Davies, with the printing done by George C. Miller. Most of the correspondence concerns sales, account sheets, price lists, and exhibitions of Davies’ work. Also included are several sheets with detailed descriptions of a series of prints done by Davies between 1919 and 1921. These may be notes kept by Zigrosser about the Davies prints published by Weyhe.

Printed matter includes exhibition catalogs, clippings and a priced asale catalog from the disposal of Davies art collection in 1929.

Other Contributors:
Weyhe Gallery.

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts
Call Number: Ms. Coll. 6
extent16 items (89 leaves and 4 pamphlets, 1 photograph and 1 lithograph).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
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titleArthur B. Davies : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation [graphic].
repositoryThe Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
collection titleAssembled file includes b&w photographs, reproductions from books and auction catalogs, and in some cases, negatives. Items may include full views, details, before-and-after restoration views, etc. Documentation may include artist name, title of work, medium, dimensions, provenance, exhibition history, related works, previous attributions, and bibliography.

Location
Frick Photoarchive Stacks

Call Number
100 Davies
extent5 boxes paintings and drawings and 1 folder sculpture [as of 2009] : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
formatsPhotographs Ephemera Clippings
accessThese records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library access policy. Frick: Photocopies of items and accompanying documentation are available upon request, subject to fees and other current guidelines for reproduction. Photographic prints from the Library's negatives may be ordered subject to copyright requirements.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b192052~S1
finding aidItem-level control. Local database may provide access to selected items in the file.
acquisition informationThe Library continues to add to the file.
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titleDavies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928. Artist file.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleFound In: Schweitzer Gallery files

The file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.
Cite as Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. Schweitzer Gallery files.

Cite as
Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. Schweitzer Gallery files.
extent4 folders.
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b772482~S1
acquisition informationSource of acquisition Gift; M.R. Schweitzer; 1990.
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titleDavies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928. Artist file.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleFound In: Clark S. Marlor artist files

The file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Cite as
Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. Clark S. Marlor artist files.

Location
Brooklyn Artist Files

Call Number
AF Marlor D
extent1 folder.
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b775837~S1
acquisition informationGift; Dr. Clark S. Marlor; 1992-ongoing.
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titleDavies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928. Artist file.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleFound In: BMA artist files

The file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Cite as
Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. BMA artist files.
LC subject Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928.

Artist files.

Location
Brooklyn Artist Files

Call Number
AF BMA D

extent1 folder.
formatsEphemera Photographs Printed Materials Catalogs Clippings
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b780895~S1
acquisition informationFiles compiled by BMA library staff from 1917 to the present.
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titleMaynard Walker Gallery records, 1847-1973.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence; photographs; scrapbooks; and printed material.

REEL N697: Scrapbooks, containing newspaper clippings, magazine articles, exhibition notices, and catalogs, 1935-1945.

REELS 1603-1604: Photograph files, consisting of 323 photographs of works of art arranged alphabetically, mainly by artist. Also included in the file is a photograph of Henry James and one of Mitchell Jamieson.
Photograph files include Ivan Albright, American School, Thomas Anshutz, George Bellows, Ralph Blakelock, Eugene Boudin, Constantin Brancusi, J. F. Bunting, Gustave Carllebotie, Paul Cezanne, William M. Chase, Paul Clemens, Alfred Collins, W. Cruickshank, Sebastian Cruzet, John S. Curry, Richard Dadd, Arthur B. Davies, H. G. Dearth, Delacroix, Charles Demuth, Andre Derain, E. Dimmock, Preston Dickinson, Thomas Eakins, Jacob Epstein, Lauren Ford, Francis Garat, Gauguin, Gericault, William Glackens, Morris Graves, Constantin Guys, Childe Hassam, Heliker, Robert Henri, Holmquist, Winslow Hopper, George Inness, Michael James, Gwen John, Eastman Johnson, John Kane, J. F. Kensett, Krisgholf, John LaFarge, Toulouse Lautrec, Hayley Lever, Eugenio Lucas, George Luks, Henry McBride, Elmer Macrae, John Marin, Alfred Maurer, Camille Pissarro, Hobson Pittman, L'Ouvreture Poisson, Anne Poor, Maurice Prendergast, John Quidor, Daniel Rasmusson, Odilon Redon, Rouault, Thomas Rowlandson, Pierre Roy, Albert P. Ryder, Segonzac, James Sharples, Everett Shinn, John Skeaping, Spanish Figures, Spanish Still-Life, Theophile Steinlen, Alfred Stevens, Walter Stuempfig, Richard Taylor, Day Van Truex, Ann Truxell, John Twachtman, Unknown Artists, John Vanderlyn, L. E. Vigee-Lebrun, Vlaminck, Vuillard, J. Alden Weir, James M. Whistler, Worthington Whittridge, Tom Wolfe, and Alexander H. Wyant.

REELS 2020-2025: Business and personal correspondence, 1923-1972, with artists, buyers, sellers, and others; and artists files, containing contracts, correspondence, insurance and shipping records, photos of art work, printed material, inventories, price lists, and miscellany.

REELS 2159-2162: Correspondence with buyers, sellers and others; files on John Chumley, Lily Cushing, Madeline Hewes, Henry McBride, Tom Wolfe, and other artists, containing correspondence, printed material, and photographs; 2 scrapbooks of printed material on John Steuart Curry and various Walker Gallery exhibitions, 1936-1940; miscellaneous exhibition catalogs; and financial records, including statements, bills of sale, 1946-1947, and inventories.

REEL 2162: Records, relating to the 1945 exhibition, "Other Worlds," organized by Maynard Walker for the American British Art Center, New Britain, Connecticut. Correspondence, an annotated exhibition catalog, announcements, checklists, and clippings are included.

REEL 2223: Photographs of works of art by Washington Allston, Emily Ames, George Bellows, Eugene Boudin, Constantin Brancusi, Victor Carlsen, Paul Clemens, John Copley, John Cotman, Whitney Darrow, Preston Dickinson, Robet Henri, Richard Hollander, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, George Inness, Eastman Johnson, Walt Kuhn, Doris Lee, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, John Sargent, Everett Shinn, Theodore Stamos, Theophile Steinlen, Walter Stuempfig, Richard Taylor, John Twachtman, Edoard Vieullard, and Hean Watts represented by the gallery. Also included are 3 scrapbooks of photographs of works of art by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood.

REEL 2424: Scrapbooks, 1930-1970, of clippings concerning Thomas Hart Benton, 1933-1935, John Steuart Curry, 1930-1937, 1970, and Grant Wood, 1931-1936; a notebook of clippings, photos of works of art, and catalogs of John Chumley, 1961-1962; and a scrapbook of reproductions, clippings, and photos of works by various artists.
extent6.4 linear ft. (on 15 microfilm reels) reels N697, 1603-1604, 2020-2025, 2159-2162, 2223, and 2424
formatsScrapbooks Photographs Correspondence Catalogs Inventories
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reel N697 was lent for microfilming in 1967, and subsequently donated 1976 by Maynard Walker; material on reels 1603-1604 donated 1973 by the Frick Library on behalf of Maynard Walker; material on reels 2020-2025, 2159-2162, 2223, & 2424 donated 1974-1976 by Maynard Walker, and exhibition material on reel 2162 donated 1980 by Maynard Walker.
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titleRoot, Edward Wales (1911-1953)
repositoryMunson Williams Proctor Arts Institute
collection titleChiefly letters from painters, dealers, and curators; together with a few bills.

Correspondents include Alexander Brook, Charles Daniel, Arthur B. Davies, George Luks, Henry Lee McFee, and Maurice Prendergast.

Biographical Note
Art collector and lecturer on art at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y.

Related Materials
Root left his art library to the institute and in 2005 they began compiling a list which can be found at:

http://www.mwpai.org/assets/museum/docs/EdwardRootsArtLibrary.pdf

Many of the books have notations in the margins.


The Archives of American Art has a microfilm copy of 54 letters in this collection, made in 1964.

extent57 items
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records
accessInformation on literary rights available in the library.
record sourcehttp://www.mwpai.org/museum-of-art/library/
finding aidItemized list in the repository.
acquisition informationGift of Mrs. Root, Clinton, N. Y., 1960.
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