Elmer Livingston MacRae papers, 1899-1958, bulk 1899-1916

MacRae, Elmer Livingston, b. 1875 d. 1953
Active in New York, N.Y.; Cos Cob, Conn.

Collection size: 1.3 linear feet

Collection Summary: Papers kept by Elmer MacRae as treasurer of the 1913 Armory show, organized by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors.

Included are correspondence, policy files, sales records, notes on Boston and Chicago venues, financial records including sales lists, ledgers, receipts for works of art, cashier's receipts, operating expenses; meeting minutes and notes; inventories and indexes; printed material including a map, poster, postcards, catalogs, pamphlets and press clippings; and Armory show lapel buttons kept by Elmer MacRae from the 1913 Armory show; and two diaries by MacRae describing his activities with the Pastellists and the Association of American Painters and Sculptors.

Biographical/Historical Note: Elmer MacRae (1875-1953) was a painter and member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, and treasurer of the 1913 Armory Show.

Lent for microfilming in 1988 then subsequently donated 2016 by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

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