Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America
Archives related to: Kaufman, Annette
|title||Louis and Annette Kaufman papers, 1931-2000.||repository||Archives of American Art|
|collection title||Correspondence, financial papers, and printed materials. |
REEL 1119: Correspondence; financial papers relating to house repairs; exhibition announcements, invitations, and other printed material relating to Fernand Leger, Walter Pach, Milton Avery, David Burliuk, and Abraham Walkowitz; and three photographs of Paul Rosenberg, Milton and Sally Avery, Louis and Annette Kaufman at the Rosenberg Gallery during a 1945 Avery exhibition.
REEL 1189: Letters to the Kaufmans from Sally, Milton, and March Avery, David Burliuk, Oskar Kokoschka, Lawrence Lebduska, Jack Levine, and Walter Pach. Also included is a clipping concerning Louis Kaufman's career as a concert violinist, 1976.
ADDITION: Research material on Milton Avery, David Burliuk, and Louis Eilshemius (photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles); Avery exhibition catalogs (1961-2000), including Milton Avery Revisited: Works from the Louis and Annette Kaufman Collection, Syracuse University Art Collection (1999-2000); two magazines, Art Bulletin (1932) and Color and Rhyme (1940); and book, Milton Avery: Prints and Drawings, 1930-1964, Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1966.
|extent||282 items (on 2 microfilm reels) Addition: 0.4 linear ft., reels 1119 and 1189|
|formats||Correspondence Financial Papers Printed Materials Research Files|
|access||Patrons must use microfilm copy. Addition: Unmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. office.|
|acquisition information||Material on reels 1119 and 1189 was lent for microfilming 1976-1977 by the Kaufmans. In 2002, an additional 0.4 ft. was donated by Annette Kaufman; the donation does not include material previously lent. Location of Original: Reels 1119 and 1189: Originals returned to lenders, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kaufman, after microfilming.|
|title||Louis Kaufman collection.||repository||Library of Congress|
|collection title||The bulk of the collection comprises a valuable archive of correspondence that includes letters to the Kaufmans from many important musical and artistic figures of the 20th century including Samuel Barber, Robert Russell Bennett, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Carlos Chavez, Aaron Copland, David Diamond, Olin Downes, Vladimir Dukelsky (Vernon Duke), Albert Einstein, Gerald Finzi, Morton Gould, Jascha Heifetz, Bernard Herrmann, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Fritz Kreisler, Nicolai Lopatnikoff, Gian Francesco Malipiero, Bohuslav Martinç, Darius Milhaud, Dimitri Mitropolous, Walter Piston, Quincy Porter, Francis Poulenc, Maud Powell, George Rochberg, Miklós Rózsa, Henri Sauguet, Frank Sinatra, Ernst Toch, Alice B. Toklas, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and others. |
Their collecting and lending activities with a number of important artists, museums, dealers and other venues with whom they dealt are also reflected in the correspondence. In addition, a number of programs and a subject file give an overview of the Kaufman's illustrious performing and collecting career.
|extent||8.8 linear ft. (21 boxes, ca. 9,000 items)|
|formats||Correspondence Printed Materials|
|access||Contact repository for restrictions and policies.|
|finding aid||Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room and on the Internet.|
|title||Milton Avery papers, 1926-1982.||repository||Archives of American Art|
|collection title||Almost the entire collection consists of records of the Milton Avery Trust (2.4 linear feet) maintained by Avery's wife Sally, who served as a trustee. The remainder consists of Milton Avery's business and personal correspondence (five folders) including letters from friends and fellow artists, including a few from George Duthuit, Louis Eilshemius, Marsden Hartley, Wallace Putnam, Mark Rothko, and others;scattered writings about Avery, price lists, estate records, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and news clippings. |
Scrapbooks, a sketchbook, Christmas cards, exhibition catalogs, photographs, and correspondence were loaned between 1968 and 1982 for microfilming by Sally Avery. Loaned material is available for viewing on microfilm reels N68-95, N68-115, N69-63, and 2535, but is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Bio / His Notes:
Painter; New York, N.Y. Year of birth always given as 1893; however, both the federal census report of 1900 and February 18, 1892 election district records for the town of Albion indicate that the actual year of birth was 1885.
|extent||2.8 linear ft.|
|formats||Correspondence Business Papers Personal Papers Sketchbooks Exhibition Catalogs|
|access||The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.|
|finding aid||Collection available on-line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collectionsonline/avermilt/|
|acquisition information||Donated 1968, 1969, and 1982 by Mrs. Milton Avery, widow of Milton Avery, except for portions lent for cataloging.|