Wallace, David H. (David Harold),
Collection size: 0.2 linear feet
Collection Summary: Correspondence, writings, and printed material relating to the New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America. Correspondence pertains to the completion of the Dictionary of Artists in America in 1957 and includes letters between Wallace and New-York Historical Society staff, the Yale University Press, contributors, and reviewers. Other correspondence pertains to a conference convened June 29, 1982 to discuss the matter of expanding and updating the Dictionary of Artists in America. Printed material includes a final report summarizing the conference as well as a cover jacket, reviews and conference announcements. Also included is a typescript of excerpts, 1952-1957, compiled by Wallace of letters to his wife, his diary, his wife's diary and selected letters from George C. Groce, all pertaining to the creation of the Dictionary.
Biographical/Historical Note: David H. Wallace (1926-) is an art historian in New York, N.Y. Wallace was the Assistant Editor at the New-York Historical Society in the 1950s. With George C. Groce, he edited material in The New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America, 1956-1860 (published in 1957).
Donated 2009 by David H. Wallace.
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