John Weichsel papers, 1905-1929

Weichsel, John, b. 1870 d. 1946
Arts administrator
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.6 linear feet (on 3 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; lists; catalogs; publications; and material relating mainly to the People's Art Guild.

REELS N60-1-N60-2: Correspondence, lists, catalogs and publications. Correspondents include John H. Alger, Gifford Beal, George Bellows, Ben Benn, Thomas Hart Benton, Oscar Bluemner, Louis Bouche, Horace Brodzky, Glenn O. Coleman, Stuart Davis, Robert Delaunay, Henry Glintenkamp, Bernard Gussow, Samuel Halpert, Abraham Harriton, Robert Henri, Leon Kroll, Adelaide Lawson (Gaylor), Florence N. Levy, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Gus Mager, Henry A. Mathes, William Meyerowitz, Kenneth H. Miller, Mary H. Mowbray-Clarke, Jerome Myers, Elie Nadelman, John F. Parker, Jules Pascin, Abraham Phillips (Tromka),Maurice Prendergast, Man Ray, Paul Rohland, John Sloan, Maurice Sterne, Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Vonnoh, Abraham Walkowitz, Max Weber, Willard H. Wright (S.S. Van Dine), Marguerite and William Zorach.

REEL 3: Correspondence; form letters and announcements; statement on art and its relation to artists, the public, and art institutions; exhibition catalogs and announcements, including an announcement signed by John Sloan; various lists of artist's addresses and their works; and a circular from Paget Club Paper Exchange. Correspondents include Mrs. Maurice Sterne, John Sloan, and Willard H. Wright (aka S.S. Van Dine).

Biographical/Historical Note: Founder and president of People's Art Guild, 1915-1922, an artists' cooperative devoted to improving and expanding knowledge of art and the art world among the general public, thereby increasing art appreciation and patronage.

Material on reels N60-1-N60-2 donated 1960 by Dr. H. S. Weichsel, son of John Weichsel. Weichsel's grandson, John Weichsel donated material on reel 3 in 1963.

How to Use this Collection

  • Microfilm reels N60-1-N60-2 & 3 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
  • Use of original papers requires an appointment.
  • For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.

Also in the Archives