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Archives related to: E. Weyhe, Inc.

titleWeyhe Gallery records, 1919-1994
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePrimarily incoming correspondence (incomplete) from curators, dealers, and museums to Carl Zigrosser and E. Wehye, relating to the sale and exhibition of the gallery's prints. Alphabet letters A-H and T-V are missing from years 1931-1941; for 1942, letters O and X-Z are missing. Also included are receipts, 1940-1947, photocopies of eight scrapbooks/ exhibition catalogs, 1919-1951, and two volumes of photocopied catalogs, 1932-1951.

Of note are eight letters exchanged between Zigrosser and Los Angeles lithographer, Lyndon Kistler, between 1934 and 1939. Kistler's letters to Zigrosser mainly concern his desire to exhibit in New York his hand-printed lithographs of the work of Jean Charlot, Warren Newcombe,Elise Seeds, Beatrice Wood, Paul Sample, and Alexander Archipenko, among others.

Biogrpahical Note:
Weyhe Gallery, est.1919 by Erhard Weyhe (1883-1972), was one of the first galleries in New York to specialize in prints.

The Wehye Book store, also owned by Erhard Weyhe, was located in the same location at 794 Lexington Avenue. Carl Zigrosser was gallery director from 1919 until 1940.

Gertrude Dennis, Weyhe's daughter, operated the gallery and book store after Erhard's death in 1972 until her death in 2003.

Deborah Kiley, Weyhe's granddaughter, is the current owner of the Weyhe Gallery and the book store (currently Weyhe Art Books) now located in Mt. Desert, Maine


extent13.4 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Scrapbooks Exhibition Catalogs Financial Records Catalogs
accessUnmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/weyhe-gallery-records-6057
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidBox inventory available.
acquisition informationDonated 1996 and 2012 by the Weyhe Gallery via owners Gertrude Weyhe Dennis and Deborah Weyhe Kiley.
updated05/12/2022 11:09:44
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titleSubject file : WEYHE GALLERY: miscellaneous uncataloged material.
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleThe folder may include announcements, clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, and other ephemeral material.

Note
MoMA: REQUEST THE FILE BY THE CALL PHRASE "SUBJECT FILE" AS WELL AS THE SUBJECT HEADING.
extent1 folder
formatsEphemera
accessContact the repository at the Museum of Modern Art for any restrictions
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b694524~S1
updated11/12/2014 11:30:17
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titleInstitutional File. Weyhe Gallery
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleThe file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs and checklists under 50 pages, other ephemeral material.

Cite as
Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. BMA institutional files.
extent1 folder
formatsEphemera
accessContact the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives for access restrictions.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b1139599~S1
acquisition informationFiles compiled by BMA library staff from circa 1917 to the present.
updated11/29/2017 17:45:54
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titleHeld Family Miscellany, ca. 1930-1999
repositorySterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
collection titleThis assembled collection represents items relating to the professional activities of Ingrid-Marta Held and Julius Samuel Held. It contains two boxes of material relating to Mrs. Held's professional restoration activity, including correspondence, photographs and invoices.

Correspondents includes private collectors, such as Ward Melville; institutions such as the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, the Norfolk Museum of Art and Science, and Weyhe Gallery. There is also correspondence with George Stout of the Fogg Art Museum regarding scholarly and technical matters.

Mr. Held is represented by 2 boxes of material relating to his scholarly work. Included are photographs, negatives and transparencies of art work, as well as extensive notes. Also included is a file with negatives and contact prints of the Helds' personal art collection; and ca. 150 cards from his library file that represent books that came into the collection of the Clark Art Institute. In addition, there are 10 negatives made from books for George Heard Hamilton's "The Art and Architecture of Russia."

Organization:
Arranged by subject; items relating to Mrs. Held's restoration activities stored in 2 boxes; items relating to Mr. Held's scholarly work and connoisseurship in 2 boxes.
extent1 1/2 linear ft. (4 boxes) : b&w, some col. ; 27 cm.
formatsBusiness Papers Personal Papers Financial Records Correspondence Photographs
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers.
record sourcehttp://francine.clarkart.edu/
updated11/12/2014 11:30:17
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titleCarl Zigrosser Papers, ca. 1891-1971
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleThe Carl Zigrosser Papers comprise personal and professional records including correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, subject files, photograph album, and diaries relating to Zigrosser's work as an authority on prints and printmaking and his personal relationships with artists. The Papers are particularly rich in correspondence with the major artistic and cultural figures in America during the first half of the twentieth century.

Biographical and Historical Notes
Print curator; Philadelphia, Pa.; d. 1975. Graduated Columbia University in literature. Worked with prints in New York City at Keppel and Co. and Weyhe Gallery; print curator at Philadelphia Museum of Art 1940-1963; author of books on prints and art works

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts
Call Number: Ms. Coll. 6
extent116 boxes
formatsCorrespondence Research Files Writings Photographs Notes
accessIn general, the Carl Zigrosser Papers may be examined by qualified researchers in the reading room of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania. Photocopying of Zigrosser materials is at the discretion of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The receipt of photocopies does not grant publication rights without the written permission of the University of Pennsylvania and the literary executors of the authors in question.
record sourcehttp://ead.library.upenn.edu/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=findaid&page=index
finding aidAvailable in electronic form and in repository.
acquisition informationGift June 1972
updated11/12/2014 11:30:17
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titleCarl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePersonal and professional records including correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, subject files, photograph album, and diaries relating to Zigrosser's work as an authority on prints and printmaking and his personal relationships with artists.

Included are: correspondence with family and with over 900 printmakers, painters, sculptors, acquaintances, friends, associates, organizations, museums, publishers, and magazines; general correspondence, notes, clippings, and manuscripts pertaining to The Modern School Magazine; files of correspondence from Zigrosser's work at: the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1932-1971; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, 1946-1971, including correspondence with Frank Lloyd Wright concerning the Guggenheim Memorial Museum; Print Council of America, 1954-1971, regarding exhibitions, council meetings and other matters; and the Tamarind Workshop, 1960-1971.
Of particular interest is material relating to the 1913 Armory Show, including Zigrosser's annotated catalog, notes and sketches. Also included are speeches and notes, 1930-1968; manuscripts for lectures and unpublished materials; memorabilia; a photo album of sculpture by John B. Flannagan; art work, including prints and drawings by Karig Nalbandian, prints by Rockwell Kent, and oversized works of art on paper by Mabel Dwight, Wanda Gag and Kent; family photograph album; journals and pamphlets (covers only); and diaries, 1916-1971, discussing personal and professional events such as art openings, conversations and activities with Rockwell Kent, Alfred Stieglitz, and Georgia O'Keeffe, among others.
Among the correspondents are: the American Artists Group, John Taylor Arms, Art in America magazine, Art Institute of Chicago, Alfred Barr, E. Boyd, Charles Burchfield, Alexander Calder, Fitz Roy Carrington, Federico Castellon, Ed Colker, Howard N. Cook, Crown Publishers, Adolf Dehn, Caroline Durieux, John Bernard Flannagan, Andre Girard, Stanley William Hayter, Edward Hopper, Victoria Hutson Huntley, Independent Citizens Committee for the Arts, Sciences and Professions, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Frederick Keppel, Rockwell Kent, Fiske Kimball, Misch Kohn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Julius Lankes, Mauricico Lasansky, Merritt Mauzey, Kneeland McNulty, James A. Michener, Marian Mitchell,
Museum of Non-Objective Painting (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Karnig Nalbandian, Dorothy Norman, Georgia O'Keeffe, Walter Pach, Harold Paris, Print Club (Philadelphia), Diego Rivera, Ruth Starr Rose, Arnold Ronnebeck, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Andre Ruellan, Carl Oscar Schniewind, Roderick Seidenberg, William Spratling, Benton Spruance, Alfred Stieglitz, Harry Sternberg, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Kuei Teng, U.S. Office of War Information, Curt Valentin, Heinz Warneke, Edward Weston, Weyhe Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art, Harry Wickey, and Adja Yunkers.
extent30 linear ft. (on 63 microfilm reels) reels 4612-4674
formatsMicrofilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/carl-zigrosser-papers-10859
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidFinding aid prepared by the University of Pennsylvania, Special Collections Dept, available at AAA offices.
acquisition informationLent for microfilming, 1991, by the University of Pennsylvania Special Collections Department, Van Pelt Library. Zigrosser donated the papers to the University in 1972. Portions of the papers not microfilmed include research files, manuscript materials for published work, family records, and journals. Originals in: University of Pennsylvania, Special Collections, Van Pelt Library.
updated05/23/2016 16:54:15
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titleLeon Underwood to Mrs. Julian Forse [sic], Sept. 28th, 1928
repositoryWhitney Museum of American Art
collection titleLetter written by Leon Underwood to Juliana Force, dated September 28, 1928. Attends to the logistics of his works in light of the closing of the Club.

Found in: Correspondence, Artists
Collection: Whitney Studio Club and Galleries: Administrative and Exhibition Records, 1907-1930.

A digital image and transcript of the correspondence is available via the repository's web site.

extent1 item
accessA digital image and transcript of the correspondence is available via the repository's web site.
record sourcehttp://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15405coll1
updated12/30/2014 11:49:10
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titleKraushaar Galleries, Apr 30, 1929
repositoryWhitney Museum of American Art
collection titleLoan receipt created by Whitney Studio Galleries and shipped by Budworth and Son, dated April 30, 1929. Art works on return: three (3) by Gifford Beal, one (1) by Du Bois to Kraushaar Galleries; nine (9) by Elizabeth Olds to Rehn Galleries; one (1) by Flannagan to Arden Gallery; two (2) by Rocher, five (5) by Fillon to Weyhe Gallery; and two (2) by Sinkowich [?] to Marie Sterner Galleries. Note indicates all art works were in the Circus in Paint Exhibition.

Found in: Administrative Records
Collection: Whitney Studio Club and Galleries: Administrative and Exhibition Records, 1907-1930.

A digital image of the document is available via the repository's web site.

extent1 item
accessA digital image of the document is available via the repository's web site.
record sourcehttp://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15405coll1
updated12/30/2014 11:49:07
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titleJRF to Carl Zigrosser, January 29, 1929
repositoryWhitney Museum of American Art
collection titleLetter from Juliana Force to Carl Zigrosser, dated January 29, 1929. Regarding the change of ownership for "The Money" by John Flannagan. Photocopy of original document. See also: Carl Zigrosser to Mrs. Juliana R. Force, January 28th, 1929 (wscg.0520).

Found in: Correspondence, General
Collection: Whitney Studio Club and Galleries: Administrative and Exhibition Records, 1907-1930.

A digital image and transcript of the correspondence is available via the repository's web site.

extent1 item
accessA digital image and transcript of the correspondence is available via the repository's web site.
record sourcehttp://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15405coll1
updated12/30/2014 11:49:04
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