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Archives related to: Sterner, Marie (Marie Walther)

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
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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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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.
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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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titleMary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleBiographical material, correspondence, photographs, articles, lists and printed material, reflect Fanton's associations and interests in the arts, primarily in the first quarter of the 20th century.

The bulk consists of files containing correspondence, clippings, invitations, and printed material, arranged into three categories: art; dance and theatre; and literary and musical.

Among the files/correspondents in the art category are: Elizabeth and John W. Alexander, the Armory Show, George G. Barnard, George Bellows, Gutzon and Mary Borglum, Mrs. Solon H. Borglum, Alfred and Emily Bossom, Mrs. William B. Bracken, Charles Caffin, A. Stirling Calder, Harold & Rhys Caparn, Edward Caswell, Robert W., Mary and Elise Chambers, Robert W. Chanler, Royal Cortissoz, the Craftsmen, Ralph A. Cram, Frank Crowninshield, Randall Davey, Benjamin De Casseres, Edwin and Therese Deming, Frederick Dielman, Paul Dougherty, Daniel C. French, Maurice Fromkes, Arnold Genthe, C. Allan Gilbert, William, Edith & Ira Glackens, Belle da Costa Greene, Ben Ali & Bonnie Haggin, Gardner Hale, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Oliver & Peggy Herford, Albert Herter, Eugene Higgins, Edward A. Jewell, Robert E. Jones, Joseph A. Judd, Leon Kroll, Charles R. Lamb, John Lane, Sir John Lavery, Mary Lawton, Florence Levy, Jonas Lie, Will H. Low, George Lynch, Edward Lyons, F. Luis Mora,
Jerome & Ethel Myers, Hildegarde H. Oskison, Joseph Pennell, Van Dearing Perrine, James Preston, Howard Pyle, Frederic Remington, W. Goodridge Roberts, Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Nicholas Roerich, Eloise Roorbach, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, Pamela C. Smith, Eugene Speicher, Alfred Stieglitz, Marie Sterner, Lorado Taft, Ida M. Tarbell, Joseph B. Thomas, the Touchstone, Pierre & Amelie Troubetzkoy, W. Francis Ver Beck, Robert W. & Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Horatio Walker, Mary Hoyt Wiborg, Russel & Mary Wright, and John Butler Yeats.
In the Dance and Theater section can be found: Winthrop Ames, John Murray Anderson, Louis K. and Kathryn Anspacher, George P. Baker, Don O. & Elizabeth Becque, Edward L. Bernays, Edward E. Bowes, Irene Castle, Charles D. & Ivah Coburn, Constance Collier, Anna G. & Agnes DeMille, Muriel Draper, Isadora Duncan and relatives, Maxine Elliott, Angna Enters, William & Julie Faversham, Mary Garden, Edna Guy, Cosmo & Julia Hamilton, Walter & Mabel Hampden, Isabel Irving, Otto H. Kahn, Lincoln Kirstein, Eva, Richard, Irma and Julie Le Gallienne, Cecilia Loftus, Tilly Losch, Alfred Lunt, Percy MacKaye, Pilar Morin, Romola Nijinsky, Louis N. Parker, Arthur Row, Mary Shaw, Otis & Cornelia Skinner, Ruth St. Denis, Ellen Terry, Charles H. Towne, and Samuel and Minnie Untermyer.
Literary and musical files include: Gertrude Atherton, Bambino, David Bispham, Van Wyck Brooks, Gelett Burgess, Frances H. Burnett, Witter Bynner, Bliss Carman, Irvin S. Cobb, Will L. Comfort, Walter Damrosch, Coningsby Dawson, Mary Desti, Theodore & Helen Dreiser, Max & Eliena Eastman, Havelock Ellis, Edwin Emerson, Teuila Field, Zona Gale, John Galsworthy, Hamlin Garland, Yvette Guilbert, Samuel and Edith Hoffenstein, Fannie Hurst, Joyce Kilmer, Khalil Khayat, S. S. McClure, David & Clara Mannes, John Masefield, Hudson Maxim, Marguerite Namara, Lloyd & Ethel Osbourne, Gifford Pinchot, Mrs. George C. (Kate D. Wiggins) Riggs, Jacob A. Riis, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts, Ernest T. Seton, May Sinclair, Paris Singer, Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson (Fanny Van de Grift), Leopold Stokowski, Austin and Mary Strong, Sara Teasdale, Mary H. Vorse, Rebecca West, Margaret Widdener, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Marguerite Wilkinson, and Stark Young.
Notable items among the correspondence are 11 watercolor sketches of Indians and western scenes by Edward Deming to "Aunt Mary & Uncle Bill"; a birthday card to Mary painted by Edward Caswell; and photographs of Isadora Duncan in "Marche Slave," taken by Arnold Genthe, Doris Humphrey in "Variations on a Theme of Handel-Brahms," taken by Edward Moeller (in "Dance" file), and of Frederic Remington taken by Notman Photographic Co., ca. 1900.
Other material, arranged separately, includes correspondence with Belle Fanton, Mary's sister; with and about Fanton's husband, the naturalist William C. Roberts; and a group, "Miscellaneous," arranged alphabetically; and photographs, many unidentifed, of people and places, incluging one of John Twachtman with others taken by Gertrude Kasebier, ca. 1910.
A few items not appearing on microfilm are four photographs of unidentified male models taken by Nickolas Muray, three photos of Roberts' mother, one tintype of an unidentified woman, eight stereographs of Deadwood, South Dakota, possibly for an article in "Motor Travel," and a pencil sketch of Roberts by John Butler Yeats, 1906.

Bio / His Notes:
Writer, editor, critic; New York City. Wrote for Herald Tribune, Journal, the Sun, editor for the Craftsman, 1906-1916, the Touchstone, 1917-1921, Arts & Decoration, ca. 1922-1934. Wrote occasionally under the name Giles Edgerton.
extent3.8 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels) reels D161-D164
formatsResearch Files Correspondence Photographs Printed Materials
accessUse requires an appointment.
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acquisition informationDonated by Phoebe DuBois and Violet Organ in 1957.
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titleRecords of the Director's Office: Frederic Allen Whiting, 1913-1930
repositoryThe Cleveland Museum of Art
collection titleThe records of the Director's Office are the primary source for understanding the decisions made and actions taken at the highest level of the museum's administration.

In addition, the records constitute one of the most valuable, unified resources for researching the early history of the museum and its art collection; initial construction and expansion of the museum building;

changes in the museum's administrative hierarchy; personalities and activities of individual staff members; artistic and social movements of the first half of the twentieth century; and the museum's relationship with civic, cultural, and educational institutions throughout the country and the world.

The records from Frederic Allen Whiting's tenure as director are divided into four main series: I. Numbered Administrative Correspondence, II. Unnumbered Administrative Correspondence, III. Biographical Materials, and IV. Index to Numbered Administrative Correspondence.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Archives, Records of the Director's Office: Frederic Allen Whiting, date and short description of document [e.g., letter from Whiting to Kent, 6 June 1916].
extent22.6 cubic feet, 72 boxes
formatsAdministrative Records Writings Correspondence Notes
accessAt the end of the restricted period, the records will still be subject to the review of the archivist before access is granted.
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