Abraham Walkowitz papers, 1904-1969

A Finding Aid to the Abraham Walkowitz Papers, 1904-1969 , in the Archives of American Art, by Jean Fitzgerald

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Biographical Information

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of painter Abraham Walkowitz date from 1904-1969, and measure 2.9 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from artists, friends, and art collectors; business records; four interview transcripts; notes and writings; exhibition announcements, cataloges, and other printed material; and photographs of Walkowitz, friends, colleagues, and artworks.

Biographical material consists of autobiographical notes, a citizenship certificate, membership and registration cards, medical records, and address books.

Letters, with scattered responses from Walkowitz, are primarily from colleagues including artists John Taylor Arms, George Biddle, Paula Eliasoph, Ivan G. Olinsky, Walter Pach, Alfred Stieglitz, Carl Van Vechten, and Max Weber, Boston art collector Louis Schapiro, publisher E. Haldeman-Julius, writer Horace Traubel, and dancers Elizabeth Duncan and Maria-Theresa Duncan, the sister and adopted daughter of Isadora Duncan respectively. Individual letters are primarily from the diverse group of notable people to whom Walkowitz had sent copies of his books. Also found are letters from art organizations and museums.

Business records consist of documents concerning the will of art collector George M. Dunaif, letters of acknowledgement of gifts of art work donated by Walkowitz to various museums, and miscellaneous financial material. Transcripts are of three interviews with Walkowitz and an interview with Walkowitz and Frank Kleinholz. Notes and writings include lists of names, addresses, and art work, miscellaneous lecture notes, and writings by Walkowitz and by others. Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, reproductions of art work, and books by Walkowitz, and by Walkowitz and E. Haldeman-Julius.

The photographs series contains the most significant material in the collection. The majority of photographs are of Abraham Walkowitz, taken by many notable photographers including Arnold Genthe, Lotte Jacobi, Arnold Newman, Alfredo Valente, Carl Van Vechten, and Clarence White. Also found are photographs of friends and colleagues, as well as photographs of art work by Walkowitz and others.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 7 series:

With the exception of the photographs of Walkowitz which are arranged alphabetically according to the photographers' surnames, all material is arranged chronologically.

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:

Subjects-Topical:

  • Etchers--New York (State)--New York
  • Painters--New York (State)--New York
  • Painting, American

Types of Materials:

  • Interviews
  • Lecture notes
  • Photographs
  • Transcripts

Names:

  • Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953
  • Biddle, George, 1885-
  • Duncan, Elizabeth, 1871-1948
  • Eliasoph, Paula
  • Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942, photographer
  • Haldeman-Julius, E. (Emanuel), 1888-1951
  • Jacobi, Lotte, 1896-, photographer
  • Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-
  • Maria-Theresa, 1896-1987
  • Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006, photographer
  • Olinsky, Ivan G. (Ivan Gregorewitch)
  • Pach, Walter, 1883-1958
  • Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946
  • Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919
  • Valente, Alfredo, photographer
  • Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964, photographer
  • Weber, Max, 1881-1961
  • White, Clarence H., 1871-1925, photographer

Provenance

Portions of the papers were donated in 1959 by Abraham Walkowitz; in 1966 by Dr. Rosa E. Prigosen, the artist's niece; in 1981 through a transfer of material from the National Museum of American Art/National Portrait Gallery Library; and in 1996 by Howard and Lila Schulman.

Separated and Related Materials

Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Abraham Walkowitz conducted by Abram Lerner and Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, December 8 and 22, 1958.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection received some processing shortly after it was donated in 1959, 1966, and 1996, transferred in 1981, and prior to microfilming on reels D303, 440-441, and 3480; these reels are no longer in circulation. Previously microfilmed and unmicrofilmed portions were merged, arranged, and described by Jean Fitzgerald in May 2009.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Abraham Walkowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

How to Cite this Collection

Abraham Walkowitz papers, 1904-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1906-1944
(Box 1, 5; 8 folders)

Biographical material consisting of scattered autobiographical notes, a citizenship certificate displaying passport stamps from 1914 and 1931, a photo admission card for museums in Rome, military registration cards, exhibition registration cards, a quarterly union membership card, two medical laboratory reports, and address books.

Box Folder
1 1 Autobiographical Notes, circa 1944
1 2 Cover for Certificate of Citizenship, 1906
(Oversized material housed in box 5)
1 3 Admission Card for Museums in Rome; Military Registration Cards, 1914-1917
1 4 Gloucester Society of Artists Membership Card; Quarterly Union Membership Card, 1926-1928
1 5 Exhibition Registration Cards, circa 1914-1937
1 6 Medical Laboratory Reports, 1935-1936
1 7 Address Books, circa 1906-1944
Box Folder
5 1 Oversized Certificate of Citizenship, 1906
(Oversized material from box 1, folder 2)

Series 2: Letters, 1906-1966
(Box 1; 0.8 linear feet)

Letters, with scattered responses from Walkowitz, are primarily from colleagues including artists John Taylor Arms, George Biddle, Paula Eliasoph, Ivan G. Olinsky, Walter Pach, Alfred Stieglitz, Carl Van Vechten, and Max Weber, Boston art collector Louis Schapiro, publisher E. Haldeman-Julius, writer Horace Traubel, and dancers Elizabeth Duncan and Maria-Theresa Duncan, the sister and adopted daughter of Isadora Duncan respectively. Individual letters are primarily from the diverse group of notable people to whom Walkowitz had sent copies of his books. Correspondents include artists George C. Ault, Oscar Bluemner, Henry Botkin, Katharine S. Dreier, Philip Evergood, Karl Knaths, Louis Lozowick, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Jules Pascin, George Rickey, and Eugene Speicher, art collectors A. C. Barnes and Duncan Phillips, Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, philosopher John Dewey, photography pioneer George Eastman, singer Nelson Eddy, Sigmund Freud, Sidney Janis, violinist Louis Kaufman, Meyer Schapiro, writer Richard Wright, and French actress Lottie Yorska. A letter of apology from John Sloan, dated 1919, throws light on the hostility Walkowitz felt towards Sloan. Also found are letters from art organizations and museums.

See Appendix for a list of correspondents

Box Folder
1 8 Writers with Unknown Surnames, circa 1906-1966
1 9 Writers with Surnames "A" - "C," circa 1906-1966
1 10 Writers with Surnames "D" - "G," circa 1906-1966
1 11 Writers with Surnames "H" - "K," circa 1906-1966
1 12 Writers with Surnames "L" - "M," circa 1906-1966
1 13 Writers with Surnames "N" - "R," circa 1906-1966
1 14 Writers with Surnames "S," circa 1906-1966
1 15 Writers with Surnames "T" - "V," circa 1906-1966
1 16 Drafts of Letters by Walkowitz to Unidentified Recipients, circa 1906-1966
1 17 Writers with Surnames "W" - "Z," circa 1906-1966
1 18 Letters, 1906-1908
1 19 Letters, 1912-1914
1 20 Letters, 1915-1917
1 21 Letters, 1918-1919
1 22 Letters, 1920-1924
1 23 Letters, 1925-1926
1 24 Letters, 1927-1928
1 25 Letters, 1929
1 26 Letters, 1930
1 27-28 Letters, 1931
(2 folders)
1 29-30 Letters, 1932
(2 folders)
1 31 Letters, 1933-1934
1 32-36 Letters, 1935
(5 folders)
1 37-38 Letters, 1936
(2 folders)
1 39-41 Letters, 1937
(3 folders)
1 42-43 Letters, 1938
(2 folders)
1 44 Letters, 1939
1 45 Letters, 1940
1 46-47 Letters, 1941
(2 folders)
1 48 Letters, 1942
1 49-50 Letters, 1943
(2 folders)
1 51-62 Letters, 1944
(12 folders)
1 63 Letters, 1945
1 64 Letters, 1946-1947
1 65 Letters, 1948
1 66-68 Letters, 1949
(3 folders)
1 69 Letters, 1950-1952
1 70 Letters, 1953
1 71 Letters, 1954
1 72-73 Letters, 1955
(2 folders)
1 74 Letters, 1956
1 75 Letters, 1957
1 76 Letters, 1958
1 77 Letters, 1959
1 78 Letters, 1960-1962
1 79 Letters, 1963
1 80 Letters, 1964-1966

Series 3: Business Records, 1930-1956
(Box 1; 5 folders)

Business records consist of documents concerning the petition by Jonas Ellis to prove the will of art collector George M. Dunaif, letters of acknowledgement of gifts of art work donated by Walkowitz to various museums and libraries including the Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Public Library, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and miscellaneous financial material including price lists for art work and receipts.

Box Folder
1 81 Documents Concerning Petition by Jonas Ellis to Prove the Last Will and Testament of George M. Dunaif, 1944
1 82-83 Acknowledgements of Gifts of Art Works from Walkowitz, 1935-1954
(2 folders)
1 84-85 Miscellaneous Financial Material, circa 1930-1956

Series 4: Interview Transcripts, 1944-1958
(Box 1; 5 folders)

Transcripts are of three interviews with Walkowitz and an interview with Walkowitz and Frank Kleinholz.

Box Folder
1 86 Transcript of Radio Station WNYC Interview with Walkowitz and Frank Kleinholz, 1944
1 87 Draft Transcript of First Interview with Walkowitz, 1953
1 88 Draft Transcript of Second Interview with Walkowitz, 1953
1 89-90 Draft Transcript of Interview with Walkowitz, 1958
(2 folders)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1904-1949
(Box 1, 2; 26 folders)

Notes and writings include lists of names, addresses, and art work, miscellaneous lecture notes, and writings by Walkowitz about art, exhibitions, Isadora Duncan, and Alfred Stieglitz. Writings by others include typescripts about Walkowitz by Sidney Janis, Walter Pach, Carl Van Vechten, and John Weichsel, writings about Isadora Duncan are by her adopted daughter, Maria Theresa Duncan, and Mary Fanton Roberts.

Box Folder
1 91 Lists of Names, circa 1904-1949
1 92 Address Lists, circa 1904-1949
1 93 Lists of Art Work, circa 1904-1949
1 94 Lecture Notes, circa 1904-1949
1 95 Notes, circa 1904-1949
1 96 Manuscript by Walkowitz for "A Portrait," circa 1904-1949
1 97 Typescript by Walkowitz for "A Portrait of Stieglitz," circa 1904-1949
1 98 Writings by Walkowitz on Art, circa 1904-1949
1 99 Manuscript by Walkowitz for "To the call of Peace," 1904
1 100 Typescript for Guggenheim Fellowship, 1928
1 101 Writings by Walkowitz on Isadora Duncan, circa 1931
1 102 Writings by Walkowitz Concerning the Brooklyn Museum Exhibition One Hundred Artists and Walkowitz, 1943
1 103 Writings by Walkowitz on "The Artist," 1944
1 104 Manuscript by Walkowitz "Remembering Isadora," 1944
Box Folder
2 1 Writings by Others in Hebrew, circa 1904-1949
2 2 Typescripts about Walkowitz by Sidney Janis, John Weichsel, and Others, circa 1904-1949
2 3-4 Manuscript "Isadora (The Artist), Daughter of Prometheus" by Maria Theresa Duncan, circa 1904-1949
(2 folders)
2 5 Manuscript "Reverence for Life" by Miss Clifford Williams; Typescript "Walkowitz and Tradition" by Walter Pach, 1913-1925
2 6 Autobiographical Typescript by Mandel, 1939
2 7 Typescript "Remembering Isadora" by Mary Fanton Roberts, 1944
2 8 Typescript about Walkowitz's Work Demonstration by James Johnson Sweeney, 1944
2 9 Writings Concerning Exhibition of Walkowitz's Drawings of Isadora Duncan by Maria Theresa Duncan, 1945
2 10 Typescripts about Walkowitz by David Diamondstein, Benjamin Kopman, and Jerome Mellquist, 1946
2 11 Typescripts Concerning Exhibition of Walkowitz's Drawings of Isadora Duncan by an Unidentified Author, 1947
2 12 Typescripts about Walkowitz by A. L. Chanin, David Ignatoff, Bernard Myers, Amedee J. Ozenfant, and Carl Van Vechten, 1949

Series 6: Printed Material, 1910-1969
(Box 2, 5; 0.8 linear feet)

Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for Walkowitz, catalogs of art work in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, reproductions of art work, a brochure for Walkowitz's book 100 Drawings, and books. Miscellaneous printed material includes a reproduction of a group photograph of artists Maurice Braun, Gaston Busch, William Oberhardt, Ivan Olinsky, Ernest David Roth, Frederick Starr, Maurice Sterne, Edgar Ward, Samuel Weis, and Lee Woodward Zeigler. There is also a bookplate for Louis Schapiro designed by Walkowitz.

Box Folder
2 13 Undated Clippings, circa 1910-1969
2 14 Clippings, 1910-1912
2 15 Clippings, 1913
2 16 Clippings, 1916
2 17-18 Clippings, 1917
(2 folders)
2 19 Clippings, 1918
2 20 Clippings, 1921
2 21 Clippings, 1928
2 22 Clippings, 1939
2 23 Clippings, 1942-1944
2 24 Clippings, 1947-1949
2 25 Clippings, 1951-1952
2 26 Clippings, 1953
2 27 Clippings, 1954
2 28 Clippings, 1955
2 29 Clippings, 1956
2 30 Clippings, 1958
2 31-32 Clippings, 1959
2 33 Clippings, 1962-1963
2 34 Clippings, 1964
2 35 Clippings, 1965
2 36-38 Clippings, 1966
(3 folders)
2 39 Clippings, 1969
2 40 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1916-1966
2 41 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1916
2 42 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1923
2 43 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1928-1929
2 44 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1930-1937
(Oversized material housed in box 5)
2 45 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1938
2 46 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1947-1949
2 47 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1952-1959
2 48 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1964-1966
2 49 Catalog of Works in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1949
2 50 Catalogs of the Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1952-1960
2 51 Reproductions of Art Work, undated
2 52 Brochure for Book 100 Drawings by Abraham Walkowitz, 1925
2 53 Book 100 Drawings by Abraham Walkowitz, 1925
2 54 Book 100 Paintings and Drawings from the Objective to Abstract by Abraham Walkowitz, 1925
2 55 Book Isadora Duncan in Her Dances by Abraham Walkowitz, 1945
2 56 Book Ghetto Motifs by Abraham Walkowitz, 1946
2 57 Book Barns and Coal Mines Around Girard, Kansas by Abraham Walkowitz and E. Haldeman-Julius, 1947
2 58 Book Improvisations of New York: A Symphony in Lines by Abraham Walkowitz, 1948
2 59 Book Art from Life to Life by Abraham Walkowitz, 1951
2 60 Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1910-1969
Box Folder
5 1 Oversized Exhibition Announcement, 1930
(Oversized material from box 2, folder 44)

Series 7: Photographs, 1904-1958
(Box 2-5; 0.9 linear feet)

The majority of photographs are of Abraham Walkowitz, taken by miscellaneous photographers including Arnold Genthe, Lotte Jacobi, Sacha Kolin, George Lohr, Arnold Newman, Yolla Niclas, Ruth Orkin, Roy Schatt, Marcia Stein, Harry Teichlauf, Alfredo Valente, Carl Van Vechten, Clarence White, and George Wiesner. Two important photographs show Walkowitz on a picnic with his friends, Agnes Ernst (Mrs. Eugene Meyer), Paul Haviland, J. B. Kerfoot, John Marin, Katharine N. Rhoades, and Alfred Stieglitz and his wife. Photographs of friends and colleagues are also of Walkowitz with Fred Gardner, Joseph Pollet, and John Sloan at a Society of Independent Artists exhibition. There are also photographs of Henry Botkin, Stefano Cusumano, Raphael Soyer, and Alfredo Valente. Photographs are also of art work by Walkowitz and others.

Box Folder
2 61-72 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz, 1908-1958, undated
(12 folders; oversized material housed in Box 5)
Box Folder
3 1-7 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz by Arnold Genthe, 1911-1940
(7 folders)
3 8 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz by Lotte Jacobi, circa 1950
3 9-14 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz and Henry Botkin by Sacha Kolin, circa 1940s-1950s
(6 folders)
3 15 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz by George Lohr, circa 1940s-1950s
3 16 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz by Arnold Newman, 1943-1955
(Oversized material housed in box 5)
3 17 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz by Yolla Niclas, circa 1940s-1950s
3 18 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz by Ruth Orkin, circa 1940s-1950s
3 19 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz by Roy Schatt, 1954-1955
(Oversized material housed in box 5)
3 20-21 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz by Marcia Stein, 1904-1909
3 22 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz by Harry Teichlauf, circa 1940s-1950s
3 23-24 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz and Alfredo Valente by Alfredo Valente, circa 1949-1957
(2 folders)
3 25-26 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz by Carl Van Vechten, 1931
(2 folders; oversized material housed in box 5)
Box Folder
4 1-4 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz by Clarence White, 1915
(4 folders)
4 5-7 Photographs of Abraham Walkowitz by George Wiesner, 1958
(3 folders)
4 8-10 Photographs of Walkowitz with Friends and Colleagues, 1912-1941, undated
(3 folders)
4 11 Photographs of Art Work by Walkowitz, circa 1904-1958
4 12 Photographs of Art Work by Others, circa 1904-1958
Box Folder
5 2 Oversized Photographs of Walkowitz, circa 1908-1958
(Oversized materials from box 2, folders 61-72)
5 3 Oversized Photograph of Walkowitz by Arnold Newman, 1955
(Oversized material from box 3, folder 16)
5 3 Oversized Photographs of Walkowitz by Roy Schatt, 1954-1955
(Oversized material from box 3, folder 19)
5 3 Oversized Photograph of Walkowitz by Carl Van Vechten, 1931
(Oversized material from box 3, folder 25-26)

List of Notable Correspondents

  • Abel, Boris: Dec 28, 1944
  • Adamic, Louis: Jun 29, 1939
  • Addison Gallery of American Art: Feb 26, 1944; [Feb 26, 1944] (draft letter from Walkowitz); Apr 24, 1959
  • Adelson, Warren: Nov 21, 1963
  • Adler, Cyrus (educator, Jewish religious leader): Oct 21, 1938
  • All-American Jewish Cultural Alliance (YKUF): Feb 23, 1944; May 16, 1944; Jun 7, 1944; Jun 8, 1944; Jun 21, 1944
  • American Artists Congress: 1936; Feb 5, 1936; Feb 10, 1937; Feb 17, 1937; [1938]
  • American Fund for Israel Institutions: Jul 30, 1956
  • American Fund for Palestinian Institutions: Dec 14, 1948
  • Americans for Progressive Israel Women's Council: Feb 5, 1957; Feb 19, 1957
  • American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers: Mar 23, 1935; May 11, 1935; May 23, 1935; Feb 14, 1936; May 18, 1936
  • Amherst College: Nov 5, 1957; Nov 14, 1957
  • Archives et Musée d'Art Populaire Juif: Jul 10, 1953
  • Archives of American Art: Jul 28, 1958; Dec 3, 1958; Apr 3, 1959; Apr 14, 1959; Jul 21, 1959; Jul 27, 1959 (letter from Walkowitz)
  • Armory Show 50th Anniversary Exhibition: Mar 14, 1963
  • Arms, John Taylor: undated Christmas card; Feb 14, 1937; Oct 8, 1937; Dec 20, 1937; Jan 11, 1938; Jan 25, 1938; Feb 21, 1938; Jul 18, 1938
  • Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York: Aug 11, 1959
  • Art Institute of Chicago: Jun 18, 1940
  • Artists Equity Fund, Inc.: Mar 24, 1958; Feb 6, 1959; May 15, 1959
  • Artists for Victory, Inc.: May 29, 1944; Jun 9, 1944; Jul 24, 1944
  • Artists League of America: May 21, 1943; Feb 24, 1944; Mar 18, 1944; Jun 1944
  • Artists Union of New York: 1937
  • Art School Alumni of the Educational Alliance: Jan 5, 1943
  • Art Students League of New York: Jun 7, 1951
  • Asen, Dr. Abraham: undated calling card
  • Ault, George C. (artist): Jun 23, 1944
  • Avery, Milton (artist): Dec 20, 1953
  • Barnes, Albert C.: Apr 13, 1935; [Apr 13, 1935] (draft letter from Walkowitz); Dec 24, 1935
  • Baronian, Harry (Shoestring Press): undated calling card
  • Baruch, Dr. Emanuel de Marnay (physician): Mar 1935 (annotated calling card)
  • Bauch, Solomon Stan (physician): Aug 13, 1939
  • Bent, Henry Fraser: Mar 23, 1946
  • Bercovici, Naomi: Jan 15, 1949
  • Bernays, Edward L.: Apr 11, 1944
  • Bero, S.: Feb 22, 1937
  • Bezalel National Museum Bezalel, Jerusalem: Mar 15, 1954; Aug 18, 1955; Feb 5, 1956; Apr 17, 1958
  • Biddle, George (artist): undated; Mar 30, 1935; Nov 2, 1953; Nov 20, 1953; Nov 23, 1953; Dec 14, 1953; Dec 13, 1963
  • Bittel, Lt. Lester R.: Feb 20, 1944; Mar 10, 1944
  • Black, Ivan: undated calling card
  • Bluemner, Oscar (artist): undated
  • Borenfield: undated (draft of letter from Walkowitz)
  • Borenstein, Saul: Mar 7, 1944
  • Boshko, Tamara-Victoria and Jean H. Clément: [Dec 25,] 1948
  • Botkin, Harry (artist): Jul 20, 1948
  • Bourgeois Gallery: Oct 16, 1929
  • Bourgeois, Rano: Apr 14, 1945 (letter from Walkowitz)
  • Brandeis, Louis D. (U. S. Supreme Court): Mar 10, 1935; Oct 5, 1937
  • Brandeis University Library: Jun 11, 1956
  • Brecher, Samuel (artist): Mar 11, 1944
  • Brenner, Sam and Ann: Sep 11, 1964; [Dec 25,] 1964
  • Bressler, Sophie and Judson: Nov 1, 1948; May 22, 1951
  • Brill, Dr. A. A.: Jan 25, 1939
  • Broches, Samuel: Jun 21, 1948
  • Brooklyn Museum: Dec 6, 1943; Jan 5, 1944; Jan 15, 1944; Mar 9, 1944; Mar 18, 1944; Aug 9, 1944; Oct 14, 1944; Jun 23, 1947
  • Brooks, Van Wyck (literary critic): Nov 29, 1953
  • Brousseau, Paul: Feb 20, 1944
  • Brooklyn Museum: Jun 12, 1935
  • Brown, Sylvia (writer): Jan 26, 1944
  • Cannon, Martha Walkowitz: Nov 26, 1945
  • Carnegie Institute: Dec 18, 1930
  • Carolina Art Association: Aug 14, 1959
  • Carrel, A.: Sep 26, 1935
  • Chanin, Abe (artist, writer): undated; Mar 14, 1961
  • Charney, S.: Oct 23, 1953
  • Cheney, Mrs. Sheldon: undated
  • Cincinnati Art Museum: Feb 25, 1944; Mar 3, 1944
  • Citizens Committee for the Army and Navy: May 21, 1943
  • Coe College: Jan 31, 1957; Feb 14, 1957; May 3, 1957 (with draft of letter from Walkowitz on reverse)
  • Cohen, Hyman: Feb 2, 1926
  • Colby College: May 22, 1962; Jun 19, 1962; Jun 5, 1964
  • College Art Association: Mar 12, 1935; Apr 30, 1935
  • Commins, Dorothy B.: Sep 7, 1955
  • Committee of Jewish Writers: Jan 22, 1944
  • Community Church of New York: Mar 12, 1935
  • Congress for Jewish Culture Art Center: Feb 21, 1949; Dec 13, 1949; Feb 18, 1953; Mar 12, 1955
  • Constant, George (artist): undated Christmas card; Mar 17, 1964
  • Converse, Lily S. (artist): undated; Apr 18, 1945; May 27, 1945
  • Cooper, Louis C.: Jan 19, 1937; Jul 3, 1937; Aug 11, 1937
  • Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art: Jun 16, 1943; Dec 31, 1943
  • Crown Publishers: Dec 10, 1948
  • Damrosch, Walter (symphony conductor): Dec 23, 1936; 1944 (draft letter from Walkowitz)
  • Davidson, C.: Oct 4, 1937
  • Davidson, Hilda and David: undated Christmas card
  • De Bing, Alexander: Jan 24, 1949
  • De Buys, A.: undated
  • DeLoach, Alice: Feb 25, 1956; Apr 21, 1956
  • Democracy-in-Action: May 13, 1942
  • Dewey, John (American philosopher): Dec 18, 1935
  • Dickinson, Sidney E. (artist): Jan 27, 1943; Dec 16, 1945
  • Dirk, N. (artist): Jan 1, 1944; Mar 12, 1949; Jan 1950
  • Downes, Virginia: Aug 13, 1964
  • Dreier, Katherine S. (artist): Jan 12, 1927 (Société Anonyme, Inc.)
  • Duncan, Elizabeth (sister of Isadora Duncan): undated; undated (draft of letter from Walkowitz); Oct 17, 1931; [Oct 21, 1931]; May 23, 1932; Oct 24, 1932; Apr 18, 1933; Apr [30,] 1935
  • Duncan, Margherita S.: Apr 29, 1935; Jan 15, 1940
  • Duncan, Maria-Theresa (adopted daughter of Isadora Duncan): Dec 22, 1937; Feb 1, 1938; Dec 21, 1939; Apr 11, 1945
  • Eastman, George: Jul 11, 1929
  • Eddy, Nelson (singer): Sep 30, 1944
  • Ederheimer, Richard (artist): Dec 18, 1949
  • Education Alliance: Mar 11, 1943; Apr 19, 1944
  • Egner, Arthur F.: Sep 28, 1939; Feb 11, 1941
  • Eliasoph, Paula (artist): undated; Dec 1, 1939; Oct 20, 1943; Jan 1, 1944; Jan 14, 1944; Jan 15, 1944; Feb 9, 1944; Apr 10, 1944
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica: Aug 15, 1944; Sep 30, 1944; Oct 20, 1944
  • Engelhard, Agnes: Jun 25, 1944
  • Evanti, Lillian (opera singer): May 16, 1935; Nov 18, 1936
  • Evergood, Philip (artist): Mar 13, 1944
  • Farnham, Emily: May 22, 1956
  • Federal Art Project Local No. 1: Jun 13, 1936
  • Fern, Dale Edward: Feb 21, 1949
  • Feuerring, Jacob (pianist): undated calling card
  • Fight: The Fight: Against War and Fascism (magazine): May 4, 1937
  • Fleischman, Leon: undated
  • Ford Foundation: Aug 2, 1938; Aug 24, 1944; Apr 20, 1956; Apr 26, 1956; Apr 30, 1956; May 22, 1956
  • Foy, Hans (artist): Sep 28, 1929
  • Frederick, Michel: Dec 4, 1906
  • Freud, Sigmund: May 1936
  • Fried, Theodore (artist): Dec 13, 1948
  • Friedlander, Isaac (artist): Jan 1950
  • Gallatin, Albert E.: Feb 24, 1935
  • Garlock, Dr. John H.: Jan 15, 1945
  • Gauthier, Eva (opera singer): Oct 22, 1941
  • Genauer, Emily (art critic): undated
  • Gilbert, Lynn: May 5, 1963
  • Goldberg, Abraham (artist): May 15, 1954
  • Goldman, Henry: Dec 13, 1912
  • Gordon, Esther Lowe: Nov 1, 1964
  • Greenberg, Stanley: Jun 29, 1955
  • Gregin, Ruth: undated
  • Grocer, Henrietta Lee: Mar 7, 1955
  • Guggenheim: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation: Oct 25, 1928
  • Guggenheim, S. R.: Feb 15, 1941
  • Haldeman-Julius, Emanuel and Sue: undated; Feb 11, 1938; Apr 6, 1938; Sep 6, 1944; Sep 16, 1944; Apr 7, 1947; Dec 31, 1948
  • Hanley, T. E.: Oct 29, 1945
  • Harmon, Lily (artist): undated
  • Harris, Louis (artist): Dec 15, 1943
  • Harris, Saralee: Feb 16, 1939
  • Harrison, Preston: Jul 17, 1929
  • Harrow, Carolyn: undated
  • Hayes, Marian: Jun 1, 1956
  • Hebrew University: Apr 26, 1936
  • Higgins, Anita and Eugene: undated
  • Hirshbein, Peretz (playwright): Apr 18, 1919
  • Hollander, George and Bea Sterling: undated; Sep 22, 1944
  • Holmes, John Haynes: [Dec 25,] 1929
  • Howard University: Jun 30, 1959
  • Iklé, Charles F. (artist): Oct 4, 1953
  • Independent Voters' Committee of the Arts and Sciences for Roosevelt: (Jo Davidson): Sep 7, 1944; Sep 9, 1944
  • Isaacs, Stanley M. and Ethel: Jun 22, 1939; Aug 8, 1939; Oct 24, 1940; Oct 29, 1940; Apr 30, 1951
  • Jaffe, Cynthia: Nov 30, 1964
  • Jagendorf, Dr. M.: Mar 11, 1920
  • Janis, Sidney (gallery owner): May 10, 1939
  • Jewish Biographical Bureau, Inc.: May 24, 1927
  • Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.: Feb 25, 1944; Mar 6, 1944
  • Kahn, Leon: Oct 26, 1932
  • Kanof, Abram: Dec 15, 1949
  • Katz, Leo (artist): Sep 30, 1940
  • Kaufman, C.: Jan 12, 1949
  • Kaufman, Louis (violinist): undated note on a program sheet
  • Kaufmann, Arthur (artist): Apr 1, 1957
  • Kaufmann, Edward: Dec 14, 1948
  • Kellner, Gus and Mary: Nov 25, 1943; Aug 2, 1944; [Dec 25,] 1949
  • Kennerly, Mitchell: undated
  • King, Nettie (artist): undated Christmas cards
  • Klein, Jerome (art critic): May 15, 1935
  • Knaths, Karl (artist): Jul 30, 1929
  • Kopman, Benjamin (artist): Mar 31, 1946
  • Kraushaar, C. W. (gallery owner): Mar 28, 1929
  • Laderman, Samuel: undated business card
  • Lane, Charles J.: undated Christmas card; Feb 28, 1935; May 20, 1942
  • Lapson, Dvora (dancer): undated calling card
  • Larkin, Olivia: Jun 10, 1945
  • Lee, Arthur (artist): Apr 20, 1907
  • Lewisohn, Sam: Feb 23, 1917
  • Library of Congress: May 16, 1966; Jun 1, 1966
  • Liebert, Anna: Aug 6, 1926
  • Long Beach: City of Long Beach Museum of Art: Jul 16, 1959
  • Lorber, Dr. Herman ("Harry") (physician): Jan 3, 1949; Jan 11, 1949; Feb 1, 1949; Feb 14, 1949; Nov 17, 1949; Apr 7, 1952; Mar 8, 1955; Apr 17, 1955; Apr 30, 1955; Mar 7, 1957; Mar 16, 1957; Mar 21, 1957; Apr 12, 1957; Apr 25, 1957
  • Lorber, Samuel and Martha: undated; Nov 16, 1957; Jan 5,1958
  • Lorwin, Rose Strunsky: Oct 23, 1948
  • Lourie, Dr. Nicholas R.: Nov 15, 1935
  • Lowe, Joseph: Dec 24, 1944
  • Lozowick, Louis (artist): undated; Aug 21, 1955
  • Lutz, Mark: Jan 19, 1940; Jan 15, 1941
  • MacDonald, M.: Aug 5, 1936
  • Mager, Gus (artist): Feb 28, 1941
  • Mandel, A.: Jul 29, 1944; Sep 23, 1944
  • Manfred, Ernest Fred: Mar 19, 1944
  • Margules, De Hirsh (artist): Mar 6, 1959
  • Markson, Joan: undated
  • Marsters, Irene: Feb 28, 1955
  • Mather, Frank and Ellen: undated
  • McBride, Henry (art critic): Jun 21, 1924
  • McDermid, Dorothy and Kathleen Hinni: undated
  • Mellquist, Jerome: Jan 9, 1939
  • Menters, Anita "Angna" (dancer, painter): undated; Dec 28, 1936; Jan 1, 1944
  • Messenger, Lee: Jan 8, 1949
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: Mar 23, 1940; Oct 19, 1943
  • Meyers: Jerome Meyers Gallery: Oct 17, 1944
  • MGM Anniversary 1924-1944: Sep 11, 1944
  • Michelson, F. F.: Jan 3, 1931
  • Miller, Henry (artist): Dec 31, 1948
  • Miller, Kenneth Hayes (artist): Feb 6, 1926
  • Mills School: Apr 16, 1944
  • Milton, Abby R.: undated
  • Morgan: Pierpont Morgan Library: Feb 23, 1914; Feb 7, 1938; Oct 22, 1945
  • Morning Freiheit Jewish Daily: Aug 30, 1944; Oct 4, 1944
  • Morris, William Beaumont: Apr 24, 1938; Jul 2, 1938
  • Municipal Corporation of Haifa: Jul 2, 1953
  • Munson-Williams-Proctor-Institute: Oct 16, 1944; Oct 20, 1944; Feb 16, 1963
  • Murphy, James P.: Dec 11, 1944
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Feb 21, 1944; Oct 18, 1945
  • Museum of Modern Art: Jun 18, 1941; Jan 4, 1944; Dec 23,1948; Apr 13, 1953; Nov 12, 1954; Apr 20, 1966
  • Nadelman, Elie (artist): undated calling card
  • National Academy of Design: Feb 23, 1944
  • National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, Inc.: Jan 14, 1944
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.: Mar 17, 1941
  • National Institute of Arts and Letters: May 24, 1962
  • Newark Museum: Jan 7, [1931]; Oct 31, 1931; Jul 17, 1944; Aug 23, 1944; Aug 29, 1944; Sep 18, 1944
  • Newman, Elias (artist): undated Christmas card; [Dec 25,] 1948
  • New Yorker: Feb 21, 1944
  • New York Times: Jan 11, 1944; Jan 12, 1944; [Jan 12, 1944] (draft of letter from Walkowitz)
  • Norman, Dorothy S.: undated
  • Odstr?il, Oskar: Apr 10, 1935
  • Olinsky, Ivan Gregorewitch (artist): Feb 27, 1907; Nov 22, 1980; Nov 6, 1937
  • Oppenheimer, Beatrice Biano ("Opp"): undated; Feb 20, 1949
  • O'Sheel, Shaemas writer): Apr 17, 1944; Jul 13, 1944
  • Pach, Walter and Magda (artists): Feb 1, 1932; Dec 28, 1949; Feb 20, 1955
  • Pascin, Jules (artist): undated
  • Paulding, J. K.: Jan 30, 1935; [Jan 30, 1935] (draft letters from Walkowitz)
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Jan 27, 1934
  • Petsche, Henri: undated calling card
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: Dec 3, 1941
  • Phillips, Duncan (art collector): Nov 22, 1953
  • Pickwick Pharmacy Art School: Nov 5, 1948; Nov 10, 1948; Dec 17, 1948; Dec 21, 1948; Mar 5, 1949; Sep 25, 1952
  • Play Schools Association, Inc.: Jan 25, 1945
  • Ploszynski, Raymond: Mar 14, 1944
  • Portland Art Assoication: Jul 11, 1929
  • Precker, Jennie E.: Mar 9, 1937; Dec 23, 1938; Mar 10, 1941
  • Pressman, Benjamin J.: Nov 21, 1948
  • Prigosen, Rosa and Jacob: Feb 25, 1951; Jan 21, 1952 (postcard from Walkowitz); Mar 12, 1952 (postcard from Walkowitz)
  • Princeton Print Club: Nov 16, 1942
  • Quitzow, Charles A.: Jan 24, 1940
  • Randolph, Clemence: Feb 21, 1944
  • Rapoport, Boris: Mar 18, 1944
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Aug 18, 1959
  • Rickey, George (sculptor): undated
  • Roback, A. A.: Feb 10, 1955; Mar 17, 1955; Jun 5, 1962
  • Robards, Mary E.: Mar 28, 1944
  • Robbins, R.: Sep 28, 1943
  • Robeson, Paul (singer): Feb 12, 1945 (form letter)
  • Robinson, Francis: Apr 25, 1944
  • Rockefeller, John D.: Jul 29, 1929 (letter from his secretary)
  • Rockefeller, Mrs.: Apr 22, 1938 (letter signed by secretary)
  • Roditi, Edouard (poet): Sep 12, 1955
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor: Jan 19, 1938 (letter signed by secretary)
  • Rosenberg, Paul: Apr 20, 1935
  • Rosenblum, Harry: Feb 27, 1944; Mar 8, 1944
  • Rosenblum, Perry: Mar 6, 1944
  • Rosenthal, Carol Rossin: Mar 10, 1938
  • Saint-Gaudens, Homer: undated calling card
  • Saklatwalla, B. D.: Dec 29, 1928; [Dec 29, 1928] (draft of letter from Walkowitz)
  • San Francisco Museum of Art: Aug 23, 1939; Jan 26, 1940
  • Sardeau, Hèléne (artist): Dec 7, 1953
  • Schacht, William A.: Feb 10, 1925
  • Schapiro, Louis (art collector): undated; Jan 5, 1931; Mar 30, 1931; Jun 16, 1931; Jul 15, 1933; May 4, 1935; May 15, 1935; May 22, 1935; Jun 1, 1935; Jun 10, 1935; Jun 15, 1935; July 30, 1935; Aug 21, 1935; May 28, 1936; Jan 3, 1943; Mar 9, 1943; Dec 21, 1943; Dec 25, 1943; Dec 31, 1943; Jan 6, 1944; Jan 11, 1944; Feb 16, 1944; Feb 23, 1944; Mar 1, 1944; Mar 6, 1944; Mar 10, 1944; Mar 15, 1944; Mar 20, 1944; Apr 25, 1944; Jun 2, 1944; Jun 19, 1944; Aug 25, 1944; Sep 2, 1944; Sep 18, 1944; Sep 22, 1944; Oct 2, 1944; Oct 17, 1944; Oct 31, 1944; Dec 26, 1944; Dec 29, 1944; Dec 4, 1945; May 19, 1945; May 27, 1945
  • Schapiro, Meyer (art critic): May 11, 1935
  • Schattenstein, Nikol (artist): Oct 21, 1948
  • Schlessinger: Dec 21, 1949
  • Schoenfeld, Abe and Annie: Oct 19, 1948; Dec 27, 1948; Jan 3, 1949
  • Schulman, Eileen: Apr 17, 1957; Jan 23, 1958
  • Schwabacher, W. S.: Oct 24, 1940
  • Sears, Roebuck and Co.: Jul 18, 1929
  • Seeley, Janet: Jan 10, 1932
  • Serger, Frederick (artist): undated Christmas card
  • Seroff, Nancy: undated
  • Shaskan, Alexander T.: undated; Feb 16, 1944; Feb 17, 1944; Feb 18, 1944; Feb 23, 1944; Mar 23, 1944; May 10, 1944; May 15, 1944; Jan 23, 1949
  • Shelley, Melvin Geer (writer): Feb 24, 1935
  • Shulman, Herman: Jan 10, 1944
  • Simpson, Maxwell (artist): Jan 15, 1941
  • Sloan, John (artist): Jan 25, 1919
  • Small, Marvin, Sylvia, and John Marvin: undated Christmas card
  • Smith, Alice H. J.: Jan 29, 1949; Feb 19, 1949
  • Society for Jewish Culture: Jan 5, 1927
  • Society of Independent Artists, Inc.: Apr 16, [1932]; Feb 18, 1935; Mar 20, 1935; Mar 25, 1936
  • Soifer, Jesse: May 12, 1944
  • Solkowsky, Isobel: Dec 15, 1949
  • Soned, Warren (artist): Jan 18, 1944
  • Sormani, Egbert J.: Mar 8, 1944
  • Soyer, Moses (artist): Jan 5, 1943
  • Speicher, Eugene (artist): Apr 3, 1935
  • Spitzer, Rose H.: Mar 10, 1944
  • Spivak, John L. (reporter): Apr 21, 1944
  • Stella, Joseph (artist): undated calling card
  • Sterling, Alexander, M.D.: undated calling card; undated
  • Sterling, Bertha: Sep 17, 1939
  • Sterner, Albert (artist): Mar 28, 1935
  • Stieglitz, Alfred (photographer): Jul 9, 1914; Aug 21, 1915; Jul 7, 1934; Aug 11, 1934
  • Straus, Flora Stieglitz: undated
  • Straus, Nathan: Feb 17, 1914
  • Strauss, Frances C.: undated
  • Sweeney, James Johnson (writer): Feb 7, 1944
  • Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, Inc.: Jul 3, 1959
  • Terrain Gallery: Mar 22, 1955
  • Thannhauser, J. K.: undated Christmas card
  • Theatre Arts Monthly: Jun 29, 1929; Aug 6, 1929
  • Time: Feb 16, 1944; Mar 10, 1944
  • Tisch, William: May 14, 1929; Jul 27, 1929
  • Todd, Arthur: undated Christmas card
  • Traubel, Horace (author): Apr 25, 1917; Jun 13, 1917; Oct 23, 1917; Dec 19, 1917; Sep 27, 1918; Jun 3, 1918; Oct 7, 1918; Oct 24, 1918; Jun 19, 1919; Dec 6, [1920]; Dec 3 1921
  • United States Committee of the International Association of Plastic Arts: Nov 29, 1957
  • United States Department of the Treasury: Jan 18, 1935; Sep 6, 1935; Oct 2, 1935; Oct 23, 1935; Oct 28, 1935
  • Unites States Works Progress Administration: Dec 21, 1936; Mar 17, 1937; Mar 18, 1937; Apr 2, 1937; May 14, 1937
  • Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Inc.: May 15, 1942
  • Van Arsdale, S. F.: Feb 20, 1944; Mar 9, 1944; Mar 24, 1944
  • Van Vechten, Carl (photographer) and Fania Marinoff (actress): Nov 30, 1937; Dec 7, 1937; Aug 9, 1939; Dec 6, 1940; Dec 24, 1940; Aug 14, 1941; [Dec 25,] 1948; Jan 9, 1949
  • Venturi, Lionello (art critic): 1949
  • Voight, Ray: Aug 17, 1945
  • Von Loon, Willem (artist): undated
  • Waddell, Jean: Mar 9, 1944
  • Walkowitz, Abraham (artist): undated drafts of letters to unidentified recipients; Feb 25, 1951 (letter from Rosa Prigosen); Jan 21, 1952; Mar 12, 1952
  • Walkowitz, Elsie: undated postcard from Abraham Walkowitz
  • Walter, H.: Dec 15, 1949
  • Watrous, Harry W. (artist): Feb 26, 1935
  • Watson, Forbes (art historian): Apr 25, 1944
  • Weber, Max (artist): undated greeting card; undated letter; Nov 1, 1922; Jan 1, 1934; Mar 7, 1935; Feb 11, 1936; Dec 1937; Sep 28, 1938; Sep 18, 1939; Sep 29, 1940; Sep 21, 1941; Apr 18, [1944]
  • Weichsel, John: Oct 26, 1964
  • Weiner, Lazar: undated calling card
  • Weisner, George: Jul 1, 1955
  • Weiss, B.: undated
  • Wells, Joseph F.: undated calling card
  • Weyhe, E., House of: 1929 Christmas card
  • Whitney Museum of American Art: Jun 1, 1934; Dec 21, 1943; Feb 24, 1944; Apr 12, 1944; Jan 9, 1945; May 18, 1964
  • Who's Who in America: Jul 1, 1963
  • Who's Who in the Western Hemisphere: Mar 14, 1944; Mar 23, 1944; May 9, 1944
  • Wilcock [Neumeyer], Dorothy (writer): undated annotated calling card
  • Wilday, J.: undated
  • Women's Association of the American Jewish Congress: Mar 1, 1935
  • Worcester Art Museum: Dec 1, 1933
  • Wright, Richard (writer): Oct 29, 1941
  • Yiddish Culture Society: 1929
  • Yiddisher Kultur Farband: 1944; Jan 12, 1944
  • Yorska, Lottie (actress): undated; Mar 25, 1931
  • Zabriskie Gallery: Jan 18, 1964; Jun 1, 1966
  • Zirinsky, Julius (artist): Jan 16, 1944; Jan 26, 1944; Feb 12, 1944
  • Ziskin, Jan: Feb 29, 1944