Institute of Contemporary Arts records, 1927-circa 1985, bulk 1947-1967

A Finding Aid to the Institute of Contemporary Arts Records, 1927-circa 1985, bulk 1947-1967, in the Archives of American Art, by Sarah Haug

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Historical Information

The Washington, D.C. arts and educational organization, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), was founded by poet Robert Richman in 1947 to bring arts and culture to the nation's capital. The school, originally named the King-Smith School of Creative Arts, was redesigned and renamed Institute of Contemporary Arts by Richman in 1948. The school's philosophy was based on Sir Herbert Read's Education Through Art, and provided professional training in painting, sculpture, literature, music, and theater. In addition, the ICA operated an evening school and brought prominent artists and literary figures to the nation's capital for exhibitions, concerts, workshops, lectures, readings, and performances. Teachers at the school included potter Alexander Giampietro, sculptor David Aaron, designers Beatrice Takeuchi and Hubert Leckie, and painter Kenneth Noland.

The school closed in August 1951, but the ICA continued to provide an impressive roster of programs and performances held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and other D.C. institutions, such as exhibitions by Naum Gabo, Bernard Leach, Isamu Noguchi, and Hans Richter; readings by W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot, Katherine Anne Porter, and Dylan Thomas; lectures by Charles Eames, Aldous Huxley, Octavio Paz, and Frank Lloyd Wright; and performances by Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith, José Limón Dance Company, and Ravi Shankar. The organization also sponsored visiting professorships for international artists and writers, such as Nadine Gordimer, and hosted an annual Congress of Artists and Writers from 1959-1964.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the ICA was successful in securing some large grants to continue and expand its programming and to secure permanent space at the Meridian House Foundation. However, by the late 1960s the organization's programming declined.

ICA founder Robert Richman was a poet and literary editor at New Republic magazine in the early 1950s. He was active in the arts community in D.C. and in international exchange organizations, including the Fine Arts Committee of the People-to-People Project, an initiative started by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the late 1950s. Robert Richman passed away in 1987.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The records of the Washington, D.C. arts and educational organization, Institute of Contemporary Arts, measure 36 linear feet and date from 1927-circa 1985, with the bulk of the material spanning the organization's active years, 1947-1967. The collection documents the arts and cultural programming organized by the ICA through correspondence, artists' files, program and exhibition files, administrative and financial records, printed materials and photographs. Also found are administrative, student, and teacher records of the ICA school; records of the Fine Arts Committee of the People-to-People Project; and some personal papers of the ICA's founder, Robert Richman.

Robert Richman's professional and personal relationships with numerous artists and writers which the ICA hosted in D.C. are documented in Correspondence and Artists' Files. Correspondence files include letters from Joseph and Anni Albers, Alfred Barr, e.e. cummings, Alexander Giampietro, Naum Gabo, Walter Gropius, Erick Hawkins, Duncan Phillips, Hans Richter, Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy, and William Carlos Williams. Also found is correspondence with benefactors, board members, and arts organizations regarding exhibitions and administrative details; and with teachers and the Veteran's Administration regarding school issues.

Artists' Files contains mostly incoming and outgoing correspondence, but also found are biographies, exhibition printed materials, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings and scattered portrait photographs. Of interest are files on Aaron Copland, e.e. cummings, T.S. Eliot, Wojciech Fangor, Nadine Gordimer, Robert Graves, Aldous Huxley, Janheinz Jahn, Kathleen Raine, and Sir Herbert Read.

In addition to Correspondence and Artists' Files, materials regarding ICA's programming, such as correspondence with artists and galleries, press releases, shipping records, financial records, printed materials, photographs, inventory and price lists, are found in ICA Program Files.

The ICA and Robert Richman collaborated with numerous arts and international exchange organizations to organize exhibitions, performances, symposium, and to host visiting artists. Materials regarding such collaborations are found in Organizations and includes correspondence, scattered financial records, notes, and printed materials such as bulletins, brochures, schedules, reports, and press releases. This series also includes substantial material related to the Fine Arts Committee of the People-to-People Program, an international exchange initiative of President Dwight D. Eisenhower begun in 1956.

The school's records include correspondence, notebooks (attendance books), teacher files documenting classes and grades, extensive student files and student enrollment cards, mailing lists, class cards, and notes for classes taught by Robert Richman.

Administrative and Financial Files include accounting and banking records, budgets, founding documents, fundraising records, grants records, mailing lists, membership lists, and Meridian House Foundation records.

ICA's programs are also documented by comprehensive printed materials arranged by ICA seasons, 1947-1967. Printed materials include program calendars, exhibition announcements, invitations, membership forms, and press releases. Also found are newspaper clippings and three oversized clippings scrapbooks.

Photographs include black and white photographs and negatives of people, most of whom are unidentified. Robert Richman's personal papers includes personal correspondence, correspondence related to "New Republic," handwritten and typed writings, some bills, and his curriculum vitae.

Unrepresented in this collection are records of ICA's ICONART Collection (Contemporary Arts Archives), an archive of films and tapes of artists' performances, lectures and events held by ICA.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following index terms:

  • Albers, Anni
  • Albers, Josef
  • Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981
  • Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
  • Cummings, E. E., (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962
  • Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965
  • Fangor, Wojciech, 1922-
  • Gabo, Naum, 1890-1977
  • Giampietro, Alexander
  • Gordimer, Nadine
  • Graves, Robert
  • Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969
  • Hawkins, Erick
  • Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963
  • Jahn, Janheinz
  • Meridian House Foundation.
  • People-to-People. (Organization)
  • Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966
  • Raine, Kathleen, 1908-2003
  • Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968
  • Richman, Robert
  • Richter, Hans, 1888-1976
  • Sage, Kay
  • Tanguy, Yves, 1900-1955
  • United States. Veterans Administration.
  • Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963
  • Art -- Societies, etc. -- Washington (D.C.)
  • Photographs
  • School records
  • Scrapbooks

Provenance

The Institute of Contemporary Arts records were donated by Maida Richman, the wife of the ICA's founder, Robert Richman, in 1986.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Haug in 2012-2013, with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care Preservation Fund.

The Archives of American Art has implemented minimal processing tactics when possible in order to increase access to more of our collections. Minimal processing included arrangement to the series and folder levels. Generally, items within folders were simply verified with folder titles and dates, but not arranged further. Folder titles were transcribed from original folder headings. The collection was rehoused in archival containers and folders. Staples and other fasteners were not removed, but correspondence was removed from envelopes and filed behind the envelope. Materials were removed from binders or damaged binding when necessary.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Institute of Contemporary Arts records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

How to Cite this Collection

Institute of Contemporary Arts records, 1927-circa 1985, bulk 1947-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence, 1937, 1944-1980
2.7 Linear feet; Boxes 1-3

This series is arranged as 2 subseries.

1.1: Alphabetical, 1945-1969, circa 1975-1978

The incoming and outgoing correspondence is a mix of professional and personal in nature, the bulk of which dates from 1945-1965. Correspondence is often regarding organizing exhibitions and arranging visits to D.C., the school, administrative affairs, Richman's poetry, and his work at "New Republic." Correspondents are mostly artists, writers, friends, colleagues, collaborating organizations, benefactors, dignitaries and others. Of interest is correspondence with Alexander Giampietro, Naum Gabo, Erick Hawkins, Duncan Phillips, and Hans Richter.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by correspondent's name.

Box Folder
1 1 A, Miscellaneous, 1951-1963
1 2-3 B, Miscellaneous, 1946-1965
1 4 C, Miscellaneous, 1947-1965
1 5 D, Miscellaneous, 1945-1960
1 6 E, Miscellaneous, 1949-1965
1 7 F, Miscellaneous, 1945-1955, 1962-1965
1 8 G, Miscellaneous, 1946-1957, 1961-1969, 1976-1977
1 9 H, Miscellaneous, 1946-1965
1 10 Holiday Cards, circa 1950-1951
1 11 I-J, Miscellaneous, 1947-1964
1 12 Invitations, Diplomats, 1960s
1 13 Invitations, President Kennedy and President Johnson, 1961-1965
1 14 Johnson, President Lyndon and Lady Bird, 1963-1965
1 15 K-L, Miscellaneous, 1947-1966, 1977
1 16 M, Miscellaneous, 1945-1965
1 17 N, Miscellaneous, 1951-1966
1 18 O-P, Miscellaneous, 1947-1965
1 19 Q-R, Miscellaneous, 1945-1965, circa 1975
1 20-23 Richman, Robert, European Trip, 1962, 1964
Box Folder
2 1-2 Richman, Robert, European Trip, 1958, 1964-1965
2 3 S, Miscellaneous, 1948-1966, 1976-1978
2 4 T-V, Miscellaneous, 1947-1965
2 5 W, Miscellaneous, 1948-1965
2 6 X-Z, Miscellaneous, circa 1954-1956

1.2: Chronological, 1937, 1944-1980

Found is incoming and outgoing correspondence related to the school and ICA's programming, including correspondence with teachers, the Veteran's Administration, board members, and artists regarding arrangements for exhibitions and guest lectures. Of interest is limited correspondence from Joseph and Anni Albers, Alfred Barr, e.e. cummings, Walter Gropius, Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy, and William Carlos Williams. Draft letters, notes, meeting notes, contracts and financial records are scattered throughout. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1948-1955.

Folders are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
2 7 Chronological, 1937
2 8 Chronological, 1944-1945
2 9 Chronological, 1946
2 10 Chronological, 1947
2 11-12 Chronological, 1948
2 13-14 Chronological, 1949
2 15 Chronological [Summer 1949], 1947-1953
2 16 Chronological, 1949-1951
2 17-20 Chronological, 1946, 1950
2 21-23 Chronological, 1951
2 24 Chronological, 1952
2 25 Chronological, 1952-1953
2 26 Chronological, 1953
Box Folder
3 1-2 Chronological, 1954-1955
3 3-4 Chronological (1954), 1953-1955
3 5-7 Chronological (1955), 1950-1957
3 8 Chronological, 1957-1959
3 9 Chronological, 1960
3 10 Chronological, 1961
3 11-12 Chronological, 1962
3 13-14 Chronological, 1963
3 15 Chronological, 1964
3 16 Chronological, 1965
3 17-18 Chronological, 1966
3 19-20 Chronological, 1966-1968
3 21 Chronological, 1967
3 22 Chronological, 1968
3 23-24 Chronological, 1965, 1969
3 25 Chronological, 1970-1977, 1980

Series 2: Artists' Files, 1943-1967, 1970-1979
4.9 Linear feet; Boxes 3-8

Artists' Files contains mostly incoming and outgoing correspondence with artists, authors, poets, musicians, composers, choreographers, and others, regarding arrangements of ICA-sponsored performances, lectures, and visiting professorships. Also found are biographies, exhibition printed materials, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings and scattered portrait photographs. Of interest are files on Nadia Boulanger, Aaron Copeland, e.e. cummings, T.S. Eliot, and Aldous Huxley, as well as lecture tour files for Wojciech Fangor, Nadine Gordimer, Robert Graves, Janheinz Jahn, Kathleen Raine, and Sir Herbert Read. The bulk of the materials date from 1943-mid-1960s.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by artist's last name.

Box Folder
3 26 Albers, Joseph and Anni, 1951
3 27 Auden, W.H., 1946-1954
3 28-32 Barker, George, IEP Lecture Tour, 1958-1959
3 33-35 Bartra, Agusti, Lecture Tour, 1961-1963
Box Folder
4 1 Bayer, Herbert, 1956-1958
4 2 Beckett, Samuel, 1962
4 3-5 Beer, Abraham, 1956-1961
4 6 Bellow, Saul, 1954-1966
4 7 Ben-Haim, Paul, 1959
4 8-9 Bentley, Eric, circa 1947-1958
4 10 Berlin, Isaiah, 1954-1960
4 11 Bernstein, Leonard, 1958-1960
4 12 Berryman, John, 1955-1956
4 13 Betjeman, John, 1957
4 14 Bich, Nguyen Ngoc, 1967
4 15 Biddle, George, 1957
4 16 Bihalji-Merin, Otto, 1960-1961
4 17 Blackmur, Richard, 1949-1950, 1956-1961
4 18 Bogan, Louise, 1949-1950, 1955-1958
4 19 Bonnefoy, Yves, 1959-1960
4 20 Borges, Jorge Luis, 1962-1964
4 21 Bosquet, Alain, 1958-1961
4 22-27 Boulanger, Nadia, 1956-1965
4 28 Bowen, Elizabeth, 1953-1961
4 29 Bowers, Faubion, 1959-1962
4 30 Britten, Benjamin, 1963
4 31 Brogan, Denis, 1957-1964
4 32 Brower, Reuben, 1960
4 33 Brun, Herbert, 1962
4 34 Buber, Martin, 1957-1958
4 35 Butler, Reginald, 1955-1958
4 36 Cahill, James, 1958-1961
4 37 Calder, Alexander, circa 1949-1951, 1957, 1964
4 38 Campbell, Joseph, 1958
4 39 Camus, Albert, 1958-1959
4 40 Candela, Felix, 1959-1960
4 41 Capote, Truman, 1954-1962
4 42 Carter, Elliott, 1959-1964
4 43 Cary, Joyce, 1953-1956
4 44 Char, René, 1956
4 45 Chavez, Carlos, 1956-1957
4 46 Cheever, John, 1964-1965
Box Folder
5 1 Chen, Chi-Ying, 1962
5 2 Ciardi, John, 1961
5 3 Clark, Kenneth, Sir, 1953-1959
5 4 Cocteau, Jean, 1962-1963
5 5 Coleman, Elliott, 1957-1963
5 6 Colum, Padraic, 1961-1962
5 7 Conquest, Robert, 1959-1960
5 8 Conrad, Doda, 1964
5 9 Cooke, Alistair, 1957
5 10 Cooper, Douglas, 1959-1960
5 11 Copeland, Aaron, 1946, 1955-1961
5 12-13 Cravo, Mario, 1962-1965
5 14 Creeley, Robert, 1961-1965
5 15 Crosby, John, 1962
5 16 Cummings, E.E., 1950-1962
5 17 Cunningham, Merce, 1962-1963
5 18-19 Curnow, Allen, Lecture Tour, 1950, 1960-1966
5 20 Daiches, David, 1954-1960
5 21 Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1959-1961
5 22 D'Arcy, Martin, 1957-1963
5 23 Datta, Rajeshwari, 1962-1963
5 24 Day-Lewis, C., Lecture Tour, 1956-1961
5 25-26 Dineson, Isak, Lecture Tour, circa 1958-1959
5 27 Doderer, Heimito von, 1950s, 1961-1962
5 28 Dorfles, Gillo, 1955-1956
5 29 Dos Passos, John, 1961-1964
5 30 Douglas, William O., Justice, 1954-1964
5 31 Doxiadis, C.A., 1959-1964
5 32 Duchamp, Marcel, 1957-1958
5 33 Dugan, Alan, 1962
5 34 Duncan, Robert, 1961-1962, 1967
5 35 Durrell, Lawrence, 1960-1963
5 36 Dutilleux, Henri, 1959-1965
5 37 Eames, Charles, 1956-1967
5 38 Eberhart, Richard, 1950-1964
5 39 Edmunds, John, 1960
5 40-42 Ede, H.S., 1949-1960, undated
Box Folder
6 1 Eliade, Mircea, 1956-1965
6 2 Eliot, T.S., 1946-1963
6 3 Ellison, Ralph, 1966
6 4 Emmanuel, Pierre, Lecture Tour, 1957-1960
6 5 Engle, Paul, 1955-1965
6 6 Evans, Walker, 1964
6 7 Fagg, William, 1964
6 8-10 Fangor, Wojciech, Lecture Tour, 1961-1963
6 11 Farleigh, John, 1951-1952
6 12 Faulkner, William, 1955-1960
6 13 Forster, E.M., 1947
6 14 Fowlie, Wallace, 1959-1961
6 15 Frank, Joseph, 1955-1956
6 16 Friar, Kimon, 1959-1964
6 17 Frith, Clifford, 1960
6 18 Fromm, Erich, 1958
6 19 Frost, Robert, 1952-1963
6 20 Fry, Christopher, 1956-1958
6 21 Fukuzawa, Ichiro, 1964-1965
6 22 Fuller, Albert, 1956-1961
6 23 Fuller, Buckminster, 1961-1964
6 24-26 Gordimer, Nadine, Lecture Tour, 1960-1961
6 27 Graham, Martha, 1959-1963, 1966
6 28-31 Graves, Robert, Lecture Tour, 1956-1963
6 32 H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1960-1961
6 33 Huxley, Aldous, 1952-1963
6 34 Jahn, Janheinz, Lecture Tour, 1963-1964
Box Folder
7 1-2 Jahn, Janheinz, Lecture Tour, 1964
7 3 Krige, Uys, 1959
7 4 Leach, Bernard, 1949-1960, 1970-1979
7 5-7 Lehmann, Rosamond, 1956-1958
7 8 Lippmann, Walter, 1954-1955, 1963
7 9 Lowell, Robert, 1955
7 10 Maciver, Loren, 1961
7 11 MacLeish, Archibald, 1953
7 12-13 Madariaga, Salvador de, Lecture Tour, 1956-1961
7 14 Man Ray, 1949
7 15 Miró, Joán, 1947
7 16 Moore, Marianne, 1949-1954
7 17 Mumford, Lewis, 1948-1954, 1963
7 18 Nin, Anaïs, circa 1948
7 19-20 Paz, Octavio, Lecture Tour, 1959-1961
7 21 Porter, Katherine Anne, 1953
7 22 Radhakrishnan, Sarvepalli, 1963
7 23 Raine, Kathleen, 1952, undated
7 24-26 Raine, Kathleen, Lecture Tour, 1956-1962
7 27 Ransome, John Crowe, 1947-1957
7 28-30 Read, Herbert, Sir, Lecture Tour, 1948-1960
Box Folder
8 1-2 Read, Herbert, Sir, Lecture Tour, 1959-1964
8 3-4 Read, John, Lecture Tour, 1958-1963
8 5 Schwartz, Delmore, 1947, 1953-1955
8 6 Seferis, George, 1964-1965
8 7 Shankar, Ravi, circa 1961
8 8 Snow, C.P., Lord, 1955-1967, 1978
8 9 Snyder, Robert, 1965
8 10 Sweeney, James Johnson, 1949-1954
8 11 Tate, Allen, 1946-1951
8 12 Thomas, Dylan (and Edith Sitwell), 1953, undated
8 13 Toynbee, Arnold, 1948, 1960-1963
8 14 Wain, John, Lecture Tour, 1958-1959
8 15 Williams, William Carlos, 1949
8 16-18 Wilson, Colin, Lecture Tour, 1960-1964
8 19 Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1943-1949
8 20 Unidentified Artists, 1954, undated
8 21 Various American Painters, Biographical Information, circa 1964
8 22 Various Latin American Artists, 1961-1965

Series 3: ICA Program Files, circa 1947-1968
5.2 Linear feet; Boxes 8-13, 27

Program Files contain materials regarding the organization of exhibitions, performances, symposiums, and other programs organized by ICA, including the annual Congress of Artists and Writers, and University Consortium. Materials include correspondence with artists and galleries, press releases, shipping records, financial records, printed materials, photographs, inventory and price lists. There is extensive material regarding Bernard Leach's traveling exhibition and publication "A Potter's Portfolio."

Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
8 23 1951-1952 Films, Chamber Concerts, Dances (Limón, Dean, Destine), 1951-1952
8 24 1952-1953 Series, 1952-1953
8 25 Abstract Art in Ancient Textiles, 1948, undated
8 26 American Indian Show, 1965-1966
8 27 [American Indian Show?], Department of Interior, Lee Udall, 1965-1966
8 28-31 American Indian Sipapu Exhibition, 1965-1967
8 32-33 "American Painting - Survey 1964" Exhibition, 1963-1965
8 34 "Art Books From Italy" Exhibition, 1957
8 35-36 "Art in Washington 1964" Exhibition (Jan. 29 - Mar. 1, 1965), 1964-1965
Box Folder
9 1-2 Asian Paintings Exhibition, 1964-1965
9 3 Balasarasvati, 1965, undated
9 4 Bertoia, Harry, Recent Works Exhibition, 1957, 1967
9 5 Burundi Royal Drummers and Dancers, 1964-1966
9 6 Burundi Royal Drummers and Dancers (Oct. 19-20, 1964), 1964-1965
9 7 Chile Ballet, 1963
9 8 The Classics in 1960 Symposium, 1959-1960
9 9 Cocteau, Jean, Exhibition, 1962-1963
9 10 Congress for Cultural Freedom, Stephen Spender, 1958
9 11 Congress of Artists and Writers (1st-4th: 1959-1962), 1959-1962
9 12-24 Congress of Artists and Writers (1st: 1959), circa 1958-1960
9 25-30 Congress of Artists and Writers (2nd: 1960), 1959-1960
9 31-32 Congress of Artists and Writers (3rd: 1961), 1956, 1960-1961
9 33 Congress of Artists and Writers (4th: 1962), 1962
9 34 Congress of Artists and Writers (5th: 1963), 1959-1963
9 35 Crafts Project Proposal, circa 1947-1950s
9 36 Cravo, Mario, 1965
9 37 Cravo, Mario (Fall 1964), 1964
9 38-42 Cravo, Mario, Traveling Exhibition, 1965-1967
Box Folder
10 1-9 Cravo, Mario, Traveling Exhibition, 1964-1967
10 10 "The Dance in Contemporary American Indian Art" Exhibition, 1967
10 11 Dancers of Uganda, 1967
10 12 "Dutch Art, 1945-1955" (Jan. 4 - Feb. 2, 1958), 1957-1958
10 13 Dutilleux, Henri (Mar. 4, 1965), 1964-1965
10 14 T.S. Eliot Memorial Service (Feb. 1965), 1964-1965
10 15 Engraver's Workshop, circa 1950-1951
10 16 Eto, Kimio (Oct. 1963), 1963
10 17 Exhibitions (1952), 1952
10 18 Exhibitions and Programs (1953), 1953
10 19 Exhibitions, 1956-1960
10 20 Exhibitions, Miscellaneous Empty Folders, circa 1950s-1960s
10 21 [Film Series?], 1961 January
10 22 "From Latin America" Exhibition (Dec. 16, 1956 - Feb. 17, 1957), 1956-1957
10 23 "From Peru" Exhibition (Jan. 20 - Mar. 4, 1956), 1955-1956
10 24 Georgetown University 175th Anniversary, 1963-1964
10 25 "German Painting Today" Exhibition (1956), 1955-1956
10 26 Ginestera, Alberto, 1965-1966
10 27 Ginestera, Alberto and Manuel Mujica Lainez (1967), 1965-1967
10 28 "Handmade in India Today," 1955-1956
10 29 Harkness Ballet (Feb. 1, 1967), 1967
10 30-31 Hepworth, Barbara, Exhibition, circa 1954-1956
10 32 Paul Hindemith Opera and Ballet Production (Mar. 17-18, 1963), 1962-1963
10 33 Homage to E.M. Forster, 1959
10 34 ICA Artists Tape Recordings, circa 1947-1967
10 35 "Image of Chile" (Oct. 13, 1963), 1963
10 36 Index Cards, 1950s-1960s
Index cards housed in shoebox in Box 27
10 37 International Cultural Exchange Program, 1958
10 38 José Limón Dance Company (Feb. 9, 1966), 1965-1966
10 39 José Limón Dance Company, 1968
10 40 José Limón Dance Company (Feb. 21-24, 1968), 1968
10 41-42 Finn Juhl Exhibition (Dec. 3, 1955 - Jan. 8, 1956), 1947-1960
Box Folder
11 1 Julliard School of Music, "Elegy for Young Lovers," 1965-1966
11 2 Korean Dancers, 1963-1964
11 3 Kyogen Drama (Feb. 1-2, 1964), 1963-1964
11 4 "Latin American Painting - USA 1963" Exhibition, 1963-1964
11 5-21 Leach, Bernard, Pottery Exhibition, 1949-1955
11 22-24 Leach, Bernard, "A Potter's Portfolio," 1949-1953
11 25-26 Leach, Bernard, U.S. Visit (Mar. 15 - May 15, 1960), 1959-1960
Box Folder
12 1-2 Lisner Auditorium Dance Performances Ticket Requests [Limón, Graham and others], 1949-1950
12 3 Lisner Auditorium Series, 1948-1951
12 4 Litvin, Natasha, Concert, 1953-1957
12 5 Magazine Proposal, 1958
12 6 Martha Graham Dance Company, 1949-1950
12 7-8 Martha Graham Dance Company (Oct. 10-11, 1966), 1966-1967
12 9-11 Miscellaneous, 1948-1960s
12 12 Moore, Henry (General), 1965
12 13-21 Moore, Henry, Traveling Exhibition, 1959, 1964-1966
12 22 Morris, George L.K., Exhibition, 1958
12 23 Muir, Edwin, 1955-1959
12 24 Munakata/Hamada Exhibition, 1952-1953
12 25 Nabokov, Nicholas, 1964-1965
12 26 Noguchi, Isumi, Exhibition (Fall 1955), 1955-1956
12 27 Okada, Kenzo, 1955-1956
12 28-30 Old Lyme Exhibition, 1966-1967
12 31 Paul Taylor Dance Company (1967), 1965-1967
12 32 "The Play of Daniel" and "The Play of Herod," 1964-1967
12 33 "The Play of Daniel" (Dec. 1964) and "The Play of Herod" (Jan. 1965), 1964-1965
12 34-35 "The Play of Daniel" (Dec. 1966) and "The Play of Herod" (Jan. 1967), 1966-1967
12 36 Poetry and Play Readings (1951-1952), 1950-1952
12 37-38 "Pottery, Calligraphy and Shaker Arts" Exhibition (Feb. 9 - Mar. 13, 1966), 1965-1966
12 39-42 "Pottery From Vallauris" Exhibition, 1950-1958
Box Folder
13 1 Rao, Shanta, 1963
13 2-3 Richter, Hans, 1947-1960
13 4 Seferis, George, 1963-1965
13 5 "Six Japanese Painters," Paintings from Japan Today (June 10 - Sept. 1, 1957), 1957
13 6 Spanish Painting Exhibition (Aug. 11 - Sept. 12, 1964), 1964
13 7-8 Subbulakshmi, M.S. (Oct. 21, 1966), 1965-1966
13 9 Tomlin, Bradley, Exhibition, 1957
13 10-15 Translation Program, 1959-1961
13 16-21 University Consortium, 1959-1967
13 22-23 Vedova, Emilio, 1965-1966
13 24 Visiting Artists, early 1960s
13 25 Washington Watercolor Association (Apr. 30 - May 27, 1967), 1967
13 26 West African Dance (Oct. 1964), 1964-1965
13 27 Wright, Frank Lloyd, Exhibition (1957), 1957-1959
13 28-30 Wright, Frank Lloyd, Lectures (Oct. 14, 1957 and Oct. 3, 1958), 1956-1959
13 31 "Young British Painters" Exhibition, 1957-1958
13 32 Young Ireland Theater Company Tour, 1951-1952
13 33 "Younger American Painters" Exhibition, 1956-1957
Box Folder
27 1 Index Cards, ICA Appearances of Foreign Artists (1958-1967), 1950s-1960s
Index cards from Box 10, Folder 36 in shoebox
27 1 Index Cards, Potential Lecturers, 1950s-1960s
Index cards from Box 10, Folder 36 in shoebox

Series 4: Organizations, 1927, 1940s-1967, circa 1951-1967
7.3 Linear feet; Boxes 13-20, OV 39

This series is arranged as 2 subseries.

4.1: General, 1955-1967

Found are files related to various governmental and non-profit organizations, predominately arts or international exchange organizations based in Washington, D.C., with which ICA or Richman collaborated. Materials include mostly printed materials such as bulletins, brochures, schedules, reports, and press releases. Also found is correspondence, notes, and scattered financial records.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by organization name.

Box Folder
13 34 American Association of Museums, 1958-1963
13 35 The American National Theater and Academy, circa 1958
13 36 Arena Stage, 1961-1964
13 37 "Art for the City," National Institute of Public Affairs, 1967
13 38 Catholic University Building Fund, 1963
13 39 City Tavern Association, 1960-1961
13 40 Colby College Sesquicentennial Project, "Art in Maine," 1962
13 41 Committee on International Exchange of Persons, 1961-1962
13 42 Cultural Task Force (Department of State), 1961
13 43 D.C. Arts Council, 1966
Box Folder
14 1-2 D.C. Recreation Board, 1963-1967
14 3 Greater Washington Council of Organizations Serving International Visitors, 1960-1963
14 4 Greater Washington Music Council, Miss Eversman, 1958-1960
14 5 Inaugural Ceremonies (1960; President John F. Kennedy), 1960-1961, 1963
14 6 Inaugural Committee (1964; President Lyndon B. Johnson), 1959, 1964-1965
14 7-11 Institute of International Education, 1958-1967
14 12 International Cultural Exchange Program, Young Artists Project (IIE), 1960
14 13 International Museum, Liebman, 1961
14 14 International Student House, 1961-1962
14 15-16 International Visitors Service (IVIS), 1962-1967
14 17-18 List of Organizational Contacts, 1956-1965
14 19 National Council on Arts and Government, 1963-1964
14 20 National Cultural Center [and Washington Festival Committee], 1958
14 21-25 National Cultural Center, Kennedy Center, 1961-1966
14 26 National Endowment for the Arts; National Endowment for the Humanities, circa 1967
14 27 National Foundation on Arts and Humanities, 1966
14 28 National Gallery of Art, 1955
14 29 NETV Films, 1962-1964
14 30-31 The Opera Society of Washington, 1960-1966
14 32 Patrick Hayes Concert Bureau, 1958-1960
14 33 Robie House, 1957-1958
Box Folder
15 1 THIS (The Hospitality and Information Service), 1961-1964
15 2-4 United Performing Arts of Washington, 1965-1967
15 5 United States. State Department, 1957-1959
15 6 University Center in Virginia, 1963
15 7 Washington Arts Council, 1962-1964
15 8 Washington Ballet Guild, Members and Trustees, 1963
15 9 Washington Classical Club, circa 1960s
15 10 Washington Drama Society, 1963
15 11 Washington Film Society, 1961
15 12 Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 1962-1963
15 13-14 Washington International Center, American Council on Education, 1958-1964
15 15 Washington International Center, Programs, 1960-1964
15 16-17 WETA-TV, 1962-1967

4.2: People-to-People Program, 1927, 1940s, circa 1951, 1954-1963

The People-to-People Program was an international exchange initiative of President Dwight D. Eisenhower begun in 1956. The program had numerous committees for a variety of initiatives; Richard Richman was on the Executive Committee of Fine Arts Committee (FAC) and was elected president circa 1963. These files, which appear to be those of FAC Executive Director Eleanor Mitchell, were probably given to Richman at that time. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, exhibition files, printed materials and other documents related to FAC's work organizing exhibitions and exchanges from 1956-1963. Also found are printed materials and correspondence regarding other People-to-People committees.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
15 18 Affiliations (Cities, Universities, Etc.), 1957-1961
15 19 Book Committee, 1957-1960
15 20 Civic Committee, 1957-1961
15 21 Clippings, 1956-1960
15 22-23 Committee for the Handicapped, 1957-1961
15 24-26 Fine Arts Committee (FAC), 1956-1963
15 Fine Arts Committee (FAC)
15 27 Approach to Foundations Report, 1957
15 28 Art Personnel: Japanese Art Student Association, 1960-1961
15 29-30 Artist: Teruo Hara (Japanese), 1956-1960
15 31 Asst. Information on FAC Activities, 1958-1961
15 32 Budget (1960-1961), 1957-1961
Box Folder
16 Fine Arts Committee (FAC)
16 1 Busts of Statesmen - General Information, 1957-1960
16 2 Chairmen, 1958-1961
16 3 Children's Art Exchange, 1959-1961
16 4-5 Clippings, 1957-1961
16 6-7 Committee on American Art in American Embassies, 1956-1961
16 8 Committee on Exchange of Information and Personnel, 1957
16 9 Committee on Publications, 1956-1958
16 10 Committee on Slides, Film Strips, 1957-1958
16 11 Corcoran Gallery Staff, 1957-1961
16 12-25 Correspondence, Outgoing, 1957-1960
Box Folder
17 1 Fine Arts Committee (FAC)
17 1-6 Correspondence, Outgoing, 1960-1961
17 7-8 Correspondence re: FAC Funds (1957-1960), 1957-1960
17 9 Correspondence, Reply Pending, 1960-1961
17 10 Decoration of American Embassies (General), 1959-1961
17 11 Decoration of American Embassies: IBM, 1958-1960
17 12 Decoration of Embassies: Rosenwald Loans, 1957-1961
17 13 Decoration of Embassy Projects: George Washington Portrait Reported to be by Gilbert Stuart, Calcutta, India, circa 1925, 1957-1961
17 14 Deposits: Pictures of German Works of Art and Architecture in Zentral-Institute, Munich, Germany Thru M. Kade, 1958-1960
17 15 Deposits: Reproductions of George P.A. Healy's Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, 1960-1961
17 16 Deposits: Sculpture Reproductions at National Museum, Bangkok, Thailand, 1957-1959
17 17 Deposits: Slides and Reproductions (General), 1957-1961
17 18 Deposits: Slides and Reproductions, Jogjakarta, Indonesia (Mr. Affandi), 1958-1959
17 19 Deposits: Slides and Reproductions, Krakow, Poland, 1957-1961
17 20 Deposits: Slides at University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia, 1957-1959
17 21 Deposits: Slides at University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 1957-1958
17 22-23 Deposits: Slides, Film Strips, Publications in Soviet Union - Result of Visits by Artists Watkins, Dodd, Etc., 1958-1960
17 24 Deposits: Slides for Seoul, Korea (Proposed), 1958
17 25 Embassy and Foreign Contacts, 1958-1961
17 26 Exchange: Ceramic with Academic Internationale de la Ceramique, Geneva, Switzerland, 1956-1960
17 27 Exchange: Student Art with Assumption Convent in Manila, 1958-1959
17 28 Exchange of Art Slides Requested by Ube City Library, Japan, 1958-1961
17 29 Exchange of Exhibitions, 1956-1961
17 30-31 Exchange of Exhibitions: P-to-P Committee of the Arts of South Africa (Contemporary Prints from L.C.), 1959-1961
Box Folder
18 Fine Arts Committee (FAC)
18 1 Exchange of Personnel, 1957-1961
18 2-3 Exchange of Personnel: 220 Architects from Milan, 1958-1959
18 4 Exchange of Personnel: Bolshoi Ballet and Russian Festival, 1959
18 5 Exchange of Personnel: Dr. Mujica of Buenos Aires, 1956, 1960-1961
18 6 Exchange of Personnel: Dr. Hans Pauer of Vienna, Austria, 1958-1960
18 7 Exchange of Personnel: Proposed Visit of Art Inspector from Colombo, 1958-1959
18 8 Exchange of Personnel: Seminar on American Art and Culture, 1958-1960
18 9 Exchange of Personnel: Swissair Trip, 1956-1959
18 10 Exchange of Personnel: Trip to South America by Lilian O. Milner, 1958-1959
18 11 Executive Committee, 1957-1958
18 12 Exhibitions, 1957-1958
18 13 Exhibitions: Architecture Display Panels of A.I.A. Centennial for Salisbury, Southern Indonesia, 1957-1959
18 14 Exhibitions: Argentine from Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, 1958-1959
18 15 Exhibitions: Art from Boston Museum of Art for Japan (Nishinippon Shimbun), 1959-1961
18 16 Exhibitions: Artmobile Units for Overseas, 1960
18 17 Exhibitions: Biennale de Paris, 1959-1961
18 18 Exhibitions: Children's Art from Shankar's Weekly - USIS New Delhi, 1958-1960
18 19 Exhibitions: Colombian Art, University of Miami, 1958-1960
18 20 Exhibitions: Crafts, Contemporary American from Brussels Fair, 1958-1959
18 21 Exhibitions: Exchange of Contemporary American Prints from the Library of Congress to Esslingen, Germany, 1958-1960
18 22 Exhibitions: Finnish Art for Beliot, Wisconsin, 1959-1960
18 23 Exhibitions: Four Contemporary Paintings from Museum of Modern Art (NYC) in Buenos Aires, 1960
Oversized material housed in OV 39
18 24 Exhibitions: Harrison Cady Works to be Circulated Abroad (Oslo), 1958-1959
18 25 Exhibitions: Honoring Independence of Four Latin American Republics, 1960
18 26 Exhibitions: Indian Art Sponsored by Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo, Japan, 1958
18 27 Exhibitions: Indiana Artists to USSR, 1956-1960
18 28 Exhibitions: International Corning Glass Museum, 1958-1959
18 29 Exhibitions: International Handicapped, 1960-1961
18 30 Exhibitions: Latin American Art at Milwaukee Art Center, 1958
18 31 Exhibitions: Minnesota Art Portfolio, circa 1951, 1958-1961
18 32 Exhibitions: "One Hundred Years of Architecture in America" for Edinburgh Festival and Tour, 1957-1958
Box Folder
19 Fine Arts Committee (FAC)
19 1 Exhibitions: Paintings from American Collections of German Art, Frankfurt, 1958-1959
19 2 Exhibitions: Permanent Painting to Represent U.S. at Birpi, Geneva, 1960-1961
19 3 Exhibitions: Polish Artist Sliwinski, 1958-1961
19 4 Exhibitions: Rotating Shipboard Art (Moore-McCormack Lines), 1957-1960
19 5 Exhibitions: Sister-City Print Show, 1959-1961
19 6 Exhibitions: Spanish (of Madrid) by Mexican Painter, A. Pardinas, in the United States, 1959
19 7 Exhibitions: Uruguayan in the United States, 1959
19 8 Foreign Contacts (People), 1958-1960
19 9 International Congress of History of Art (Sept. 1961: New York), 1960-1961
19 10 International Relations: Individual and Group Projects, 1957-1961
19 11-12 Leaflet (Proposed), circa 1958-1960
19 13 Materials (General), 1957-1961
19 14 Materials: 175th Anniversary of Treaty of Friendship and Commerce Between U.S. and Sweden (1958), 1958
19 15 Materials: Distribution to First Museum for the Blind, Puerto Rico, 1958-1961
19 16 Materials: On Pulaski for Poland, 1959-1961
19 17-18 Materials: On Tadeusz Kosciuszko for Memorial Museum Near Krakow, 1927, 1959-1960
19 19 Materials: Photos of Fayoum Mummy Portraits in American Collections to Egypt, 1959-1960
19 20 Materials: Procurement of, on Abraham Lincoln for Abraham Lincoln Society of India, 1958-1959
19 21 Materials: Request for Exchange of Spanish Materials for San Diego Museum of Colonial Artifacts, 1959-1960
19 22-23 Meetings, 1959-1960
19 24 Members, 1956-1957
19 25 News of FAC Members, 1957-1961
19 26-27 Organizing Meeting (Feb. 18, 1957), 1957
19 28 Personnel: Architecture Congress Mexico, 1960
19 29 Reports and Meeting Transcript, 1957-1958
19 30 Rigault, Jean de, "French Theater on the American Campus," 1954, 1962
19 31 Sculpture: Requests for (General), 1958-1960
19 32 Sculpture: Requests for Lincoln Bust for Asunción, 1959-1961
Box Folder
20 Fine Arts Committee (FAC)
20 1 Sculpture: Request for Lincoln Bust for France 75th Anniversary of Statue of Liberty, 1959-1960
20 2 Sculpture: Request for Lincoln Bust for Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1958-1960
20 3 Sculpture: Request for Lincoln Bust for San Jose, Costa Rica, 1958-1961
20 4 Sculpture: Request for Lincoln Bust for Sydney, Australia, 1958-1961
20 5 Sculpture: Request for Lincoln Bust for the University of Bahia, Brazil, 1959
20 6 Sculpture: Request for Museum Reproductions for University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru, 1958-1961
20 7 Sculpture: Request for Washington Bust for Quito, Ecuador, 1959-1960
20 8 Sculpture: Request for Washington Bust for Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1940s, 1957-1961
20 9 Staff, 1957-1961
20 10-11 Summaries of Activities, 1957-1961
20 12 Travel by Member of the FAC, Mr. Ridder, to Russia to Photograph Paintings in the Hermitage, Etc., 1958-1959
20 13-17 Visitors to FAC Office, 1957-1961
20 18 Working Documents, circa 1957-1961
20 19 Foreign Affairs Committee, 1959
20 20 Hobbies Committee, 1957-1960
20 21 Letter Writing Committee, 1958-1961
20 22 Medicine and Health Committee (Project Hope), 1956-1961
20 23-24 Music Committee, 1957-1961
20 25-26 Other Committees, 1957-1961
20 27 Public Relations Committee, 1957-1959
20 28 Veterans Committee, 1959
20 29 Washington Area Group, 1958-1959
Oversized Poster, Exposicion International de Arte Moderno [silkscreen print], circa 1960
Oversized material from Box 18, Folder 23

Series 5: ICA School Files, 1945-1953
7 Linear feet; Boxes 21-27

Found are records of the day and night school including correspondence, class notebooks (attendance books), teacher files recording classes and grades, extensive student files and student enrollment cards, mailing lists, class cards, and notes for classes taught by Robert Richman.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
21 1 Address Cards, A-B, circa 1948-1951
21 2 Applications for Teaching Positions, 1951-1952
21 3-4 Board of Education, 1949-1952
21 5 Certificate of Completion, circa 1948-1951
21 6 Class Cards, circa 1948-1951
Index cards housed in 2 shoeboxes in Box 27
21 7-10 Class Notebooks, 1948-1951
21 11-12 Correspondence, 1951, 1953
21 13 Correspondence, Letters from Schools, 1948-1949
21 14 Correspondence, Veterans Administration, 1948-1951
21 15 English 143: Modern Drama [Robert Richman Course?], circa 1948-1951
21 16 Kiln Shed, 1949
21 17 Literature Cards [Robert Richman], circa 1948-1951
Index cards housed in shoebox in Box 27
21 18 Mailing List, 1948
21 19 Mailing List, General, circa 1948-1951
21 20 Miscellaneous, 1951
21 21 Miscellaneous [Courses and Instructors?], circa 1948-1951
21 22 Notes, Handwritten by Robert Richman, circa 1948-1951
21 23 Schedule for Music Rooms, circa 1948-1951
21 24 School Recruitment Trip, circa 1948
21 25 Statements of Costs - Non-Profit Institution, 1949-1950
21 26-29 Student Cards, A-J, 1948-1949
Box Folder
22 1-10 Student Cards, K-Z, 1948-1950
22 11 Student Cards, Miscellaneous, 1949-1950
Box Folder
23 1-10 Student Cards, Miscellaneous, 1949-1951
Box Folder
24 1 Student Cards, Miscellaneous, 1949-1950
24 2-17 Student Files, A-K, 1947-1953
Box Folder
25 1-15 Student Files, L-Y, 1945-1952
25 16 Student Progress Reports, 1949-1950
25 17 Students Dropped, 1948-1949
Box Folder
26 1-3 Students Dropped, 1948-1949
26 4 Supply Receipts, 1951
26 Teacher's Grade Reports
26 5 Aaron, Beatrice T., 1949-1951
26 6 Aaron, David, 1948-1949
26 7 Adams, James, circa 1948-1950
26 8 Anderson, Alfred, 1950
26 9 Barker, Howard, 1948-1949
26 10 Barnes, James, circa 1948-1950
26 11 Bennet, Mary Alyce, 1948-1950
26 12 Boicourt, Joan, 1950-1951
26 13 Bond, Robin, 1948-1950
26 14 Bradshaw, Richmond, 1949
26 15 Brockhuizen, 1949-1950
26 16 Brostimp, John, 1950-1951
26 17 Butler, circa 1950-1951
26 18 Chase, R., 1950-1951
26 19 Clayton, Howard, 1949
26 20 Coates, P., 1951
26 21 Crist, Noche, 1950-1951
26 22 Donehue, Vincent, 1948-1950
26 23 Donehue?, 1949-1950
26 24 Evett, Robert, 1948-1951
26 25 Fleming, Mary Wight, 1949-1950
26 26 Fleming, Rudd, 1948-1951
26 27 Gaffney, Joan, 1949-1950
26 28 Giampietro, Alexander, 1949-1951
26 29 Green, Robert, 1949-1950
26 30 Hurwitz, Albert, 1951
26 31 Jacobs, Jack, 1951
26 32 Joyce, Barbara, 1948-1949
26 33 Kennedy, Angela, 1949-1951
26 34 Leckie, Hubert, 1948-1950
26 35 McClure, Harry, 1948-1951
26 36 Noland, Kenneth, 1950-1951
26 37 Polich, 1949
26 38 Richman, Robert, 1948-1952
26 39 Roberts, Martha, 1951
26 40 Rudes, Beatrice, circa 1948-1950
26 41 Satterlee, Nicholas, 1949
26 42 Sladen, Charles, circa 1948-1950
26 43 Smull, William, 1950-1951
26 44 Takeuchi, B., 1949
26 45 Taylor, William, 1951
26 46 Weeks, 1950
26 47 Weiner, 1949
26 48 Wishnow, Jack, 1951
26 49 Woodley, Robert, 1950-1952
26 50 Miscellaneous, 1948-1952
26 51-55 Veterans Administration Vouchers, 1948-1952
Box Folder
27 2-3 Class Cards, circa 1948-1951
Index cards from Box 21, Folder 6 in 2 shoeboxes
27 4 Literature Cards [Robert Richman], circa 1948-1951
Index cards from Box 21, Folder 17 in shoebox

Series 6: Administrative and Financial Files, 1945-1979, 1983
5.2 Linear feet; Boxes 28-33, 38

This series includes budgets and proposals; financial records such as accounting ledgers, banking records, bills, cashbooks, statements of operation, and tax records; founding documents; fundraising correspondence and records; records of grants received and grant proposals; mailing lists; membership lists; and Meridian House Foundation records. Also found are three folders originally titled "Robert Richman's Desktop;" however, based on the dates of the materials, it is likely that the material is not exclusively from his desktop.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
28 1 Accounting Journal, 1952-1955
28 2-4 Accounting Ledger Pages, circa 1948-circa 1952
28 5 Accounts Payable, Bills, 1951-1952
28 6 Address Referral, circa 1965
28 7 American Express, circa 1966-1967
28 8 Artist Payments, 1950-1954
28 9-10 Auditoriums, 1958-1967
28 11-12 Bank Statements, Canceled Checks, and Check Stubs - Riggs National Bank, 1950-1955
28 13-14 Bank Statements, Canceled Checks and Check Stubs - State Savings Bank, 1953-1954
28 15 Berckemeyer Dinners, "Facade" - Sir Osbert and Dame Edith Sitwell, 1957
28 16-31 Bills, A-Z, 1948-1953
28 32 Bills, 1963-1964
28 33-35 Bills, A-K (1966-1967), 1948, 1964-1967
Box Folder
29 1-3 Bills, L-Z (1966-1967), 1960-1967
29 4-10 Bills, A-Z (1967-1968), 1965-1968
29 11 Bills, Miscellaneous, circa 1951-1952
29 12 Bills, Paid in Full, 1951-1952
29 13-14 Board of Trustees, circa 1952-1959
29 15 [Book Project, Huntington Cairns?], 1945-1979
29 16 BSP (Benefactors, Sponsors, Patrons and Contributions), circa 1964-1967
29 BSP
29 17 1965 Ask, 1965-1966
29 18 Address Lists [and Contributions], 1965
29 19 Annual Statement of Operations, 1961-1962
29 20 "The ICA in the Nation's Capital: The Fifteen Years - A History," 1962
29 21-25 Letters, 1961-1967
29 26 Promotion, 1954-1959
29 27 Promotion Letters, 1961-1962
29 28 Budgets (1950-1951), 1948-1949
Oversized material housed in Box 38, Folder 1
29 29-30 Budgets, 1950-1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 38, Folder 2
29 31 Budgets and Fundraising, 1954-1961
29 32-33 Budgets and Proposals, 1960s
Box Folder
30 1 Budgets and Proposals, 1960s
30 2 Canceled Checks, 1968
30 3 Cash Receipts from "Orfeo," 1958
30 4 Cashbook, 1952-1957
30 5 Cashbook Entries, 1957-1958
30 6 Checks and Deposits, 1956-1957
30 7 Contributions, circa 1957-1977
30 8 Cost of Printed Materials, 1960s
30 9 Cultural Officers, circa 1960-1961
30 10 D.C. Arts Application, 1966
30 11 Endowments and Contributions, 1948-1953
30 12 Fifteenth Year History, 1958, 1962
30 13 Financial Notes Payable to M&R, 1960s
30 14 Foreign Artists Appointments (1960-1961), 1961
30 15 Founding Documents, 1948, 1959-1962
30 16 Founding Documents, King-Smith School of Creative Arts, 1947
30 17-33 Funding, The Ford Foundation, 1958-1967
30 34 Funding, ICA Corporate, 1962-1965
30 35 Funding, J.D. Rockefeller III Fund, 1965-1966
30 36-39 Funding, The Meyer Foundation, 1954-1965
Box Folder
31 1 Funding, The Meyer Foundation, 1965
31 2 Funding, Miscellaneous Foundations and Materials, 1958-1966, 1983
31 3-6 Funding, Old Dominion Foundation, 1948-1966
31 7 Funding, The Whitney Foundation, 1957-1966
31 8 Fundraising, 1959-1962
31 9 Gallery Space, circa 1950s-1960s
31 10 General Ledger, 1949-1950
31 11 Insurance Claims and Policies, 1966-1967
31 12-14 Lists of Contacts, 1946-1962
31 15 Mailing Lists, 1963-1964
31 16 Members' Passes Proposal, 1957
31 17 Membership Lists, 1949-1951
31 18 Memberships and Contributions Ledger Pages, 1957-1958
31 19 Memo [Richman's Handwritten Notes], circa 1961
31 Meridian House Foundation
31 20 Belmont Annex Remodeling, 1963-1967
31 21 Correspondence, 1962-1967
31 22-29 FY1960-1968, 1960-1968
31 30-32 ICA Space, 1960-1969
31 33 Report on Examination, 1967
31 34 Reports, Memos and Minutes, 1963-1969
Box Folder
32 1-3 Meridian House Foundation, Reports, Memos and Minutes, 1960-1968
32 4 Meridian House Foundation I, 1959-1960
32 5 Meridian House Foundation II, 1960-1966
32 6-7 Meridian House Foundation III, 1962-1967
32 8-9 Miscellaneous Financial Records and Notes, circa 1949-1960s
Includes financials regarding José Limón performance
32 10 Pending File, 1957-1966
32 11 Performances, 1951-1954
32 12-13 Personnel, 1959-1965
32 14-15 Petty Cash, 1966-1968
32 16 Programs Income and Expenses Analysis, 1963-1967
32 17-18 Publications, ICA, circa 1950s-1978
32 19 Receipts, 1965-1966
32 20 Records of Growth, 1957-1958
32 21-23 Richman, Robert, Desktop, 1946-1962
32 24-27 Richman, Robert, Notes and Miscellaneous, 1946-1970s
32 28-29 The Riggs National Bank, 1949, 1958-1967
32 30 Shipping and Insurance, 1946-1951
32 31 Statements of Operations, 1957-1961
32 32 Summary of Budgeted Expenses (FY1962-1966), circa 1961
32 33 Tax Exemption, 1948, 1960s
Box Folder
33 1 Taxes, Payroll, 1961, 1967-1968
33 2 Trustees Report, 1959
33 3 Visiting Artists and Professors Program, 1955-1968
Box Folder
38 1 Oversized Ledger Pages, Budget (1950-1951), 1948-1949
Oversized material from Box 29, Folder 28
38 2 Oversized Ledger Pages, Budget, 1950s-1960s
Oversized material from Box 29, Folder 29

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1945-1970
2.9 Linear feet; Boxes 33-35, 38

Found are comprehensive printed materials from 1947-1967 for ICA's programs, including program calendars, exhibition announcements, invitations, membership forms, and press releases. Also found are newspaper clippings regarding performance and exhibition reviews, arts funding, the current state of the arts, and articles related to artists; and three oversized clippings scrapbooks. There is scattered printed material from other organizations, indicated as such on folder titles.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Box Folder
33 4 Announcements, 1958-1966
33 5 Announcements, King-Smith School of Creative Arts, circa 1947
33 6 Announcements, Phillips Gallery, 1955 April-May
33 7 Art News, 1950
33 8 Articles, circa 1954
33 9 Brochure, Center of Creative Arts, Adelphi College, 1947
33 10 Brochures and Pamphlets, ICA, circa 1947-1962
33 11 Brochures and Pamphlets, IIE, 1956-1958
33 12-13 Galleries and Exhibitions, 1948-1964
33 14 ICA Development and Plan [Miscellaneous Printed Material], 1960-1966
33 15 ICA Season 1947-1953 Printed Materials, 1947-1953
33 16 ICA Season 1954-1955 Printed Materials, 1954-1955
33 17 ICA Season 1955-1956 Printed Materials, 1955-1956
33 18 ICA Season 1956-1957 Printed Materials, 1956-1957
33 19 ICA Season 1957-1958 Printed Materials, 1957-1958
33 20 ICA Season 1958-1959 Printed Materials, 1958-1959
33 21 ICA Season 1959-1960 Printed Materials, 1959-1960
33 22 ICA Season 1960-1961 Printed Materials, 1960-1961
33 23 ICA Season 1961-1962 Printed Materials, 1961-1962
33 24 ICA Season 1962-1963 Printed Materials, 1962-1963
33 25-26 ICA Season 1963-1964 Printed Materials, 1963-1964
Box Folder
34 1-2 ICA Season 1964-1965 Printed Materials, 1964-1965
34 3 ICA Season 1965-1966 Printed Materials, 1965-1966
34 4 ICA Season 1966-1967 Printed Materials, 1966-1967
34 5 Inserts and Enclosures, 1964-1966
34 6 Invitations, 1960s
34 7 Literature and Pamphlets, 1950s-1960s
34 8 Magazines, 1950
34 9 Memoriams and Dedications, 1963-1965
34 10-11 Miscellaneous, ICA, circa 1947-1970
34 12-26 Newspaper Clippings, 1945-1967
Oversized material housed in Box 38, Folder 3
Box Folder
35 1-11 Newspaper Clippings, 1961-1967
35 12 Newspaper Clippings, Historic Presidential Events, 1945, 1960
Oversized material housed in Box 38, Folder 3
35 13 Playbills, 1962 April
35 14 Press Releases, circa 1947-1952
35 15 Press Releases, Other Galleries, 1964
35 16-17 Program Calendars, 1952-1968
35 18-19 Programs in Dance, 1946-1947, 1961-1968
35 20 Programs in Music and Dance from India, 1960s
35 21-22 Programs in Music, Theater and Seminars, 1947-1967
35 23-24 Programs in Painting (U.S. and Foreign), 1946-1964
35 25 Programs in Sculpture and Pottery, 1948-1965
35 26 Scrapbooks of Newspaper Clippings [3 books], 1958-1959, 1962-1967
Oversized material housed in Box 38, Folders 4-6
35 27 Stationary, circa 1967-1968
Box Folder
38 3 Oversized Newspaper Clippings, 1957
Oversized material from Box 34, Folder 19
38 3 Oversized Newspaper Clippings, Historic Presidential Events, 1945, 1960
Oversized material from Box 35, Folder 12
38 4 Oversized Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings, 1958-1959
Oversized material from Box 35, Folder 26
38 5 Oversized Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings, 1964-1965
Oversized material from Box 35, Folder 26
38 6 Oversized Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings, 1962-1967
Oversized material from Box 35, Folder 26

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1930s-1960s, circa 1985
0.4 Linear feet; Boxes 35-36

This series includes black and white photographs and negatives of people, most of whom are unidentified. People identified include e.e. cummings, Aldous Huxley, Sir Herbert Read, Maida Richman, Robert Richman, and Frank Lloyd Wright. The photographs dated circa 1985 are reprints of negatives requested by AAA staff.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
35 28 Exhibitions, circa 1950s
35 29 Gabo, Naum, Sculptures, circa 1930s-1950s
35 30 Gray, Cleve, Artwork, circa 1950s
35 31-34 People, circa 1930s-1950s, circa 1985
35 35 Richman, Robert?, circa 1960
Box Folder
36 1 Theater Publicity, circa 1950s
36 2 Negatives, People, circa 1947-1960s
36 3 Negatives, [Francesco Sforza?], circa 1947-1960s

Series 9: Personal Papers of Robert Richman, 1940s-1980
0.4 Linear feet; Boxes 36-37

Robert Richman's personal papers includes personal correspondence, correspondence related to "New Republic," handwritten and typed writings, some bills, and his curriculum vitae.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
36 4 "The Arts at Mid-Century," 1953-1955
36 5-6 Correspondence, 1946-1959
36 7 Correspondence and Notes, 1953-1977
36 8 Cranberry Island, Maine, 1970s-1980
36 9 Curriculum Vitae, circa 1964-1970
36 10 The Japan-America Society, Hamada, 1979
36 11 "New Republic," 1950-1954
36 12 Notes, Robert Richman, 1946-circa 1960s
36 13 Paid Bills, Personal, 1967-1968
36 14 Writings, Others, circa 1950
Box Folder
37 1-2 Writings, Poetry, 1940s-1950
37 3 Writings, Sir Herbert Read, "The Limits of Painting," circa 1962
37 4 Writings, Robert Richman [and Donohue?], circa 1940s-1950s