Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America
Archives related to: Crowninshield, Frank, 1872-1947
|title||Archives pamphlet file: Crowninshield, Frank : miscellaneous uncataloged material.||repository||The Museum of Modern Art|
|collection title||The folder may include clippings, correspondence, memoranda, press releases, brochures, announcements, reviews, invitations, obituaries and other ephemeral material relevant to the Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) and its history. |
MoMA Manhattan Archives Pamphlet File
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|title||William Henry Fox records, 1913-33 (bulk), 1908-35 (inclusive).||repository||The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives|
|collection title||The records of William Henry Fox's administration document all activities of the Museum and include correspondence with artists, donors, lenders, and vendors; Board of Trustees and Governing Committee members; New York City agencies, particularly the Parks Department; Museum staff; and staff of other museums and cultural institutions. |
The activities of the curatorial departments can be tracked through files on the individual curators and departments. These files often contain letters reporting on collecting expeditions, information that may not be available elsewhere. In addition, the files document everyday activities, from routine memos to requisitions for works of art. Among the most important curatorial correspondents are Stewart Culin and Herbert Spinden (Ethnology); William Henry Goodyear, Herbert Tschudy, and Andre Rueff (Fine Arts, Paintings); George P. Engelhardt and Robert C. Murphy (Natural History); Elizabeth Haynes (Decorative Arts); Susan Hutchinson (Library ? and Tassilo Adam (Oriental Art). Donor correspondence documents the offer and acquisition (or rejection) of objects as diverse as a small curiosity or a major art collection. Bequest files also contain valuable acquisitions information. The provenance of objects in the collection can often be traced through these files.
Among the donors and artists found in the files are Edwin H. Blashfield, Charles Caryl Coleman, M.D.C. Crawford, Frank Crowninshield, Katherine and Dorothea Dreier, Michael Friedsam, Emil Fuchs, Albert E. Gallatin, Samuel E. Haslett, A. Augustus Healy, Paul Helleu, William H. Herriman, Alfred W. Jenkins, Joseph Pennell, Dick S. Ramsay, Augusta Saint-Gaudens, Louis Sparre, Joseph Stella, Theodora Wilbour, and Claggett Wilson. Correspondence with Trustees also provides valuable insights into administrative matters, collecting policy, and Museum activities. Several Trustees, including Frank L. Babbott, Edward C. Blum, A. Augustus Healy, Adolph Lewisohn, Luke V. Lockwood, John Hill Morgan, and Caroline A. L. Pratt took a very active interest in the day-to-day activities of the Museum and generated a significant amount of correspondence. During Fox's administration, a number of exhibition series were established, among them the biennials "Water Color Paintings by American Artists," beginning in 1921, and "Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings by American & Foreign Artists," beginning in 1928.
The Museum also hosted the annual exhibitions of the Brooklyn Society of Etchers from 1915, The Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painters from 1916, and the Brooklyn Society of Artists from 1922. The Director's files provide important adjunct material to the primary exhibition documentation, which appears in curatorial files. Of particular significance are exhibition files that document Fox's organization of circulating loan shows of contemporary art and decorative arts. Fox acted as curator for many shows, often assisted by art critic Christian Brinton.
The files include correspondence and lists compiled during trips to Europe to visit museums and artists, select works, and arrange loans; efforts to arrange venues; administration; and critical reaction. In addition, several important exhibitions organized by outside groups were held at the Museum. Among these, the Société Anonyme's "International Exhibition of Modern Art" (1925-27), the "International Exhibition Organized by the Carnegie Institute" (1928), and the American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen (AUDAC) exhibition (1931), are of particular significance. Circulating exhibitions from the American Federation of Arts also appeared at the Museum. While the depth of information seen above does not exist in these files, they do provide critical material not found elsewhere.
The son of Daniel M. Fox, lawyer and mayor of Philadelphia, William Henry Fox received academic (1881) and law (1883) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He also studied studio art and drew and painted as an amateur. In 1904, Fox served as Secretary of the Fine Arts Department of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, and the following year became the first Director of the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis. In 1910, he served as Secretary General of the American Section of the International Exposition of Art and History in Rome.
|extent||15.25 linear ft. plus. 1.25 linear ft. oversize materials plus. .5 linear ft photographs.|
|formats||Administrative Records Correspondence Exhibition Files Notes Ephemera|
|access||Some folders may be restricted. Consult archivist for details.|
|finding aid||Unpublished finding aid available in repository. Folder-level descriptions available on-line in repository. Contemporaneous card index available in repository.|
|acquisition information||These files were held by the Registrar's Office until accessioned by the Archives.|
|title||Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers, 1837-1961||repository||Yale University Library|
|collection title||The Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Papers contain manuscripts of writings, letters, clippings, photographs, artworks, and personal papers relating to the life and work of Gertrude Stein and her companion, Alice B. Toklas, and to Gertrude's brother, Leo Stein, an artist and writer. As well as holding the bulk of Stein's literary output (often described as "experimental" or "cubist" writing), the materials document Stein and Toklas' involvement with the literary and art scene in Paris during the first half of the 20th century. |
Series I, Writings, contains holograph and typescript drafts of the majority of Gertrude Stein's writings, including "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas," "The Making of Americans" (complete with a quantity of notes, or "studies"), "Tender Buttons" and a group of unpublished fragments and carnets, notebooks kept by Stein with preliminary drafts of writings.
Series II, Correspondence of Gertrude Stein, contains letters sent from a wide variety of Stein's friends: artists such as Georges Bracque, Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso; writers such as Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemingway, and Thornton Wilder; and acquaintances through many years such as Mildred Aldrich, Etta and Claribel Cone, Robert Haas, Mabel Dodge Luhan,Sir Francis Rose, Virgil Thomson, and Carl Van Vechten.
Series III,Third Party Letters and Series IV, Alice B. Toklas Correspondence, contain letters from many of the same people, the latter group containing Alice Toklas's correspondence following Gertrude Stein's death.
Series V, Personal Papers, and Series VI, Clippings, gather together various personal affects of Stein and Toklas as well as documentation of Stein's life as reported during her lifetime. Series VII, Photographs, show Stein from early childhood through 1946, the year she died. Prints showing Alice Toklas, various friends, artworks, and locales are included in this series, as are several volumes of prints made by Carl Van Vechten.
Series VIII and IX contain numerous artworks and objects given by Stein and Toklas. Included here are a painting by Pablo Picasso and a sketch by Henri Matisse.
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), writer, art collector, and salonniste./ Alice B. Toklas (1877-1967), companion and secretary to Gertrude Stein, and writer./ Leo Stein (1872-1947), artist and writer.
Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating)
Call Number: YCAL MSS 76
|extent||93 linear ft. (173 boxes)|
|formats||Correspondence Writings Clippings Photographs Ephemera|
|access||This collection is open for research. Restricted Fragile Papers in box 173 may only be consulted with permission of the appropriate curator. Preservation photocopies for reference use have been substituted in the main files.|
|finding aid||Online and in respository.|
|acquisition information||Bequest of Gertrude Stein, 1946, with subsequent gifts from Alice B. Toklas, ca. 1946-67.|
|title||Maxfield Parrish selected papers and letters, [ca. 1888]-1986.||repository||Archives of American Art|
|collection title||Correspondence, drawings, notebooks, biographical materials, and exhibition materials. |
REEL 3897: Correspondence; caricatures by Parrish; notebooks from Parrish's academic career at Haverford College, some illustrated; drawings; biographical information; magazine clippings of Parrish's drawings and other printed materials; exhibition catalogs; Christmas cards; and a photograph of Haverford's cricket team.
REEL D9: 3 letters to Alexander Wilson Drake, 1906-1909; 33 to Francis Welch Crowninshield, 1910-1913, mostly regarding business affairs pertaining to his illustrations; and to E.P. Dutton Company. Also one letter from the Century Company to Parrish, January 27, 1913; clippings, and reproductions.
Bio / His Notes:
Illustrator; Philadelphia, Pa. and Windsor, Vt. Attended Haverford College.
Original or duplicate materials:
Originals in Haverford College Library, Quaker Collection, Haverford, Pa.
Materials on reel 3897 microfilmed in 1987 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
|extent||1.5 linear ft. (on 2 partial microfilm reels)|
|formats||Microfilm Correspondence Drawings Notebooks Ephemera|
|access||Patrons must use microfilm copy.|
|acquisition information||Materials on reel 3897 microfilmed in 1987 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The Maxfield Parrish collection in Haverford College Library's Quaker Collection was not filmed in its entirety. The collection was assembled through various donors. Material on reel D9 donated by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA|
|title||Edna Reindel papers, 1918-1990.||repository||Archives of American Art|
|collection title||Correspondence, a radio interview transcript, art works, printed material, and photographs document the career of painter and illustrator Edna Reindel, and her friendships with Hollywood celebrities, art patrons, and artists. |
REEL 1205: Correspondence, primarily with Robert Macbeth and Homer Saint-Gaudens; other correspondents are Frank Crowninshield, Louis M. Eilshemius, Juliana Force, Karl Free, Greer Garson, Stanley William Hayter, Roland McKinney, Vincent Price, Benita Hume Colman (Mrs. George Sanders), and Ernest Watson. Also included is a WPA contract and related letters, 1936-1948, from Olin Dows and Edward B. Rowan; a transcript of a radio interview, 1937; a portrait of Reindel by Elizabeth Taylor as a child; works of art for book illustrations, undated and 1918; reproductions of book illustrations; clippings, 1936-1947; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1934-1949; autographs of prominent individuals including Douglas Fairbanks and Hedda Hopper; and an autographed photo of Greer Garson.
UNMICROFILMED: A resume, 1990; a file on Luigi Lucioni, 1926-1929, containing 15 letters and a clipping from Lucioni to Reindel, and a file on Carl Nelson, 1961-1985, containing 26 letters from Nelson to Reindel, a photograph of Nelson, of his exhibition catalogs; ca. 100 exhibition announcments and catalogs for Reindel, 1934-1979; reproductions of art work; ca. 350 photographs of Reindel, her sisters, her friends, including Elizabeth Taylor as a child, her works of art, and exhibition installations, 1937-1949; and miscellany, including an announcement for "Flowers of the Land."
Bio / His Notes:
Painter, illustrator, sculptor; New York, N.Y. and Los Angeles, Calif. Birthdate listed as 1894 in papers. Born in Detroit, Mich. Studied at the Pratt Institute in New York. Had her first solo exhibition in 1934 at the Macbeth Gallery. Between 1938 and 1953, she exhibited her work in several Los Angeles galleries including the Stendahl Galleries, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Vigeveno Galleries.
|extent||0.8 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel) reel 1205|
|formats||Microfilm Transcript Correspondence Ephemera|
|access||Microfilmed portions must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.|
|acquisition information||Material on reel 1205 lent for microfilming by Reindel, 1977. The unmicrofilmed material was donated in 1991 by Reindel's estate through executor and friend, Pauline Davidson. Reel 1205: Originals returned to the lender, Edna Reindel, after microfilming.|
|title||Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956.||repository||Archives of American Art|
|collection title||Biographical 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.
|extent||3.8 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels) reels D161-D164|
|formats||Correspondence Photographs Printed Materials Writings Ephemera|
|access||Use requires an appointment.|
|acquisition information||Donated by Phoebe DuBois and Violet Organ in 1957. Location of Original: 4 Ira Glackens letters, 1946-1947, reel D162, fr. 971-982: Originals returned to Ira Glackens after filming.|
|title||William Gropper papers, 1916-1983.||repository||Archives of American Art|
|collection title||Correspondence, printed material, photographs, artwork, biographical material and writings. |
Ca. 600 letters with galleries, museums, magazines, and artists. Correspondents include Raphael Soyer, Louis Lozowick, Robert Henri, and Frank Crowninshield. Printed material includes press releases, bulletins, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs. Writings consist of "The America of William Gropper, Radical Cartoonist", by Joseph Anthony Gahn, 1966, and publications illustrated by Gropper, undated and 1919-1974, such as THE REVOLUTIONARY AGE and NEW MASSES. Photographs depict Gropper, his family, colleagues, and artwork. Also included are biographical materials, financial records, contracts, price lists, receipts, lists of artwork, and 3 cartoons.
Bio / His Notes:
Painter, cartoonist, lithographer; Croton-on-Hudson, New York. WPA muralist and painter of social comment.
|extent||3.3 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels) reels 3501-3504|
|formats||Microfilm Correspondence Printed Materials Photographs Ephemera|
|access||ORIGINALS ARE BEING PROCESSED AND DIGITIZED, AND ARE CLOSED TO RESEARCHERS. Patrons must use microfilm copy.|
|acquisition information||Donated 1984 by Sophie Gropper (Mrs. William).|
|title||Charles Sheeler letter to Frank Crowninshield, 1939 Sept. 27.||repository||Archives of American Art|
|collection title||Brief note from Charles Sheeler to Frank Crowninshield stating that Sheeler read the proof of Crowninshield's piece that was to be published in Vogue. |
Bio / His Notes:
Sheeler was a painter, lithographer, photographer; Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.; Crowninshield was an editor at Vogue.
Note: Illegible note in pencil on reverse side.
|access||Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, DC office.|
|acquisition information||Donated 2004 by David Dufour who acquired the note on eBay.|
|title||Rudolf Bauer papers, 1918-1983.||repository||Archives of American Art|
|collection title||Drafts of letters and a few letters received; business records; legal documents; writings; printed material; and photographs primarily regarding Bauer's work as a non-objective painter, and his relationship with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and its first director Hilla Rebay.|
Included are typescripts of two lengthy, rambling letters (24 p. and 45 p. single spaced) from Bauer to Rebay and two to Frank Lloyd Wright (11 p. and 40 p. single spaced) concerning his relationship with the Guggenheim Foundation and its design; a file on the Foundation, 1938-1945, containing internal reports of activities, memorandum, letters, and documents, some concerning the controversy surrounding efforts to remove Rebay as director; writings and notes by Bauer on his philosophies about contemporary art and museums; writings and lectures by Rebay on non-objective painting, 1941-1942; printed material, 1918-1969, including clippings, exhibition announcements, catalog entries, and reproductions of Bauer's work;
photographs of Bauer, his family, friends, home, car, works of art and exhibition installations; scattered business records, including shipping lists for paintings, and tax and immigration documents; a file on Bauer's antique Duesenberg Phaeton car; and a few letters to Bauer's widow, Louise Parry, including 2 from Otto Nebel, one enclosing a woodblock print, and one from Rebay's biographer, Joan Lukach, 1983.
Included in the Guggenheim Foundation file are a letter from Solomon Guggenheim to the U.S. Attorney, 1942, requesting that Bauer be allowed to visit New York without the required permit due to the frequency of Guggenheim's requests for Bauer's advice, and a letter from Frank Crowninshield, editor of Vogue, 1938, to the Foundation, requesting information on Bauer's arrival in the U.S.
Abstract painter, New York, N.Y.
|extent||1.1 linear ft.|
|formats||Correspondence Writings Printed Materials|
|access||Use requires an appointment.|
|acquisition information||Gift of the Estate of Louise Bauer Parry (widow of artist), 1985; arranged by Franklin Riehlman of Phillips auctioneers.|
|title||André Dunoyer de Segonzac correspondence and writings, 1903-1973.||repository||The Getty Research Institute|
|collection title||The collection consists of correspondence relating to business and personal matters, photographs of the artist and his work, as well as notes and essays written by Segonzac. |
Series I. Letters, 1937-1970: Ca. thirty letters written by Segonzac; thirteen of these are addressed to his friend Julien Cain, Administrateur General of the Bibliotheque Nationale, discussing Cain’s work on a catalogue of Segonzac’s engravings, as well as Cain’s work at the Bibliotheque, and personal matters. Sixteen letters to Germain Bazin, Edouard Righetti, Helen Desjardin, Fred Uhler, the Swiss editor Richard Heyd and others; these primarily concern the artist’s work and private life. This file includes copies of letters to the dealer Andre Level (acc. no. 850779). In chronological order.
Series II. Letters received, 1919-1966: One hundred and five letters written to Segonzac from the Forrer family, Andre Lhote, Ambroise Vollard, Frank Crowninshield, Alice Garret, Nyota-Inyoka, Nicole Groult, Gabriel Paris, Ignacio Zuloaga, Josef Oberberger (1941, illustrated), Andre Luguet, Bobsy and Barney Goodspeed, Mateo Hernandez, Arthur Harris, Anthony Eden, Pierre and Marguerite Falke, Frantz Jourdain, Tosca Favory, the artist’s father, and others. One letter from the Musee Bourdelle contains an essay by Segonzac on Isadora Duncan. Letters are primarily personal in nature, though there is some discussion of Jean Louis Boussingault, exhibitions and the Salon d’Automne. In chronological order.
Series III. Letters received from Louise Hervieu, 1923-1952: Twenty-one letters from the French writer and painter. These include discussion of the planning of her book "L’ame du cirque" with Segonzac and Luc-Albert Moreau, her exhibitions and her poor health (she suffered from hereditary syphilis). With a printed review by Henri Gougerot of Hervieu’s "Le Malade vous parle" and a copy of her book "Le Crime," in which she has written a note to Segonzac. In chronological order.
Series IV. Photographs: Eight photographs (some inscribed) of Segonzac, and five photographs of the artist’s work.
Series V. Essays and notes: A 6 p. autobiographical essay entitled "Comment je suis devenu graveur," describing the development of Segonzac’s engraving technique; a 4 p. typescript of an interview with Segonzac by Villeboeuf called "Grandeur et permanence de l’art francais" (handwritten corrections have been made to the text by Segonzac). Collection also includes seven pieces of miscellaneous notes by the artist, and one ink drawing of a wounded soldier.
Biographical or Historical Notes:
André Dunoyer de Segonzac, 1884-1974, was a French painter and printmaker.
|extent||ca. 180 items.|
|formats||Correspondence Business Papers Personal Papers Writings Printed Materials|
|access||Open for use by qualified researchers.|
|title||Weyhe Gallery records, 1919-1994||repository||Archives of American Art|
|collection title||Primarily 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.
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
|extent||13.4 linear ft.|
|formats||Correspondence Scrapbooks Exhibition Catalogs Financial Records Catalogs|
|access||Unmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment.|
|finding aid||Box inventory available.|
|acquisition information||Donated 1996 and 2012 by the Weyhe Gallery via owners Gertrude Weyhe Dennis and Deborah Weyhe Kiley.|