John I.H. Baur papers, 1946-1979

Baur, John I. H. (John Ireland Howe), b. 1909 d. 1987
Curator, Museum director, Author
Active in N.Y.

Collection size: 3.4 linear ft.
Addition: 13.0 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Writings, talks, lectures, and contributions to publications, notably his work on the book, NEW ART IN AMERICA; correspondence, writings, memos, and clippings concerning museums (other than the Whitney Museum of American Art), galleries, colleges, the American Federation of Arts, and others; correspondence, printed material, and miscellany relating to committees and organizations, such as the American Studies Association and the International Association of Art Critics; correspondence and printed material concerning exhibition jury service; and miscellany.

ADDITION: Artists' files, photographs, correspondence, notes, writings, including an annotated draft for Baur's book, REVOLUTION & TRADITION IN MODERN AMERICAN ART.

Biographical/Historical Note: Museum curator, museum director, and writer; New York, N.Y. Curator Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1936-1952; curator, director, and director emeritus, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1952-1987. Author of several books on American art.

Donated 1989 by Louise C. Bauer, the widow of the artist, John I. H. Baur.

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