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Allen Memorial Art Museum records, 1916-1967

Allen Memorial Art Museum, est. 1917
Oberlin, OH

Collection size: 51 reels.

Collection Summary: General correspondence, 1931-1958; correspondence of the director, 1916-1958, of the curator, ca. 1929-1967, files of Clarence Ward, Director from 1917 until 1950 (much of it relating to lectures), and with dealers, 1941-1953; exhibition data, 1929-1963, including correspondence, lists, and miscellany; Charles F. Olney file, including a list of the Olney art collection; a photograph file; files on Joseph Cornell, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, and William T. Wiley; financial ledgers, 1938-1955; Prentiss bequest material; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Campus art gallery of Oberlin College.

Lent 1973 by the Allen Memorial Art Museum.

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