Eleanor Howland Bunce papers, 1935-1982

Bunce, Eleanor Howland, b. 1905
Arts administrator
Active in New York, N.Y.; Hartford, Conn.

Collection size: 0.6 linear ft. (750 items)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; subject files on Herbert and Joella Bayer, Eugene Berman, Leonid and Sylvia Berman, Peter and Ebie Blume, Alexander and Louise Calder, Agnes Rindge Claflin, Charles Cunningham, Peggy Guggenheim, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Marino and Marina Marini, Dudley Talcott, Yves and Kay Tanguy, Pavel Tchelichew, and James and Helen Thurber, containing greeting cards, letters, photographs and clippings (the files for Blume, Calder, and Tanguy contain letters or greeting cards illustrated by the artist) and eleven exhibition catalogs, mostly for exhibitions at the Curt Valentin Gallery, 1951-1954.

Biographical/Historical Note: Eleanor Howland Bunce was the Executive Secretary to A. Everett Austin, Director of the Wadsworth Athenaeum and to Alfred Barr, Director of the Museum of Modern Art. During the course of her career, she became interested in and acquainted with many individuals involved in the visual arts. Died Feb. 22, 1999.

Donated 1984 by Eleanor Bunce.

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