American Art Research Council records, 1935-1956

American Art Research Council, est. 1942
New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 3 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 6 reels)

Collection Summary: REELS N609-N614: Chairman Juliana Force's correspondence with museums, curators, and others concerning the formation and activities of the Council; surveys and related correspondence regarding institutional and private art collections and research; correspondence, reports, publications, and minutes of Advisory Committee meetings, 1942-1947; files on publicity, photo records, painting, and printing; letters from artists chosen by the Council for study; and bibliographies.

UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence with Advisory Committee members and institutions and individuals concerning American art research activities; reports of the Advisory Committee; card files on college and university art departments; and financial material, including bills, receipts, bank statements, cancelled checks, and a ledger book.

Biographical/Historical Note: Headquartered and administered by the Whitney Museum of American Art to advance the study of American art.

Material on reels N609-N614 lent for microfilming 1967, subsequently donated 1978 along with unmicrofilmed material by the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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