Hirshhorn, Joseph H., b. 1899 d. 1981
Collector, Businessperson, Philanthropist
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 0.8 linear feet
Collection Summary: Papers relating to Joseph Hirshhorn's acquisition of the Elmer MacRae papers from the Historical Society, Town of Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1961, as well as their subsequent use in the 50th anniversary exhibition of the Armory show and for Milton Brown's book, "The Story of the Armory Show".
Included are correspondence, loan files, financial records and photographs.
Biographical/Historical Note: Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899-1981) was an art collector and founding donor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Elmer MacRae was a painter and member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors who served as treasurer of the 1913 Armory show.
Transferred 2016 from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution.
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Also in the Archives
- Armory Show (International Exhibition of Modern Art) memorabilia, 1913
- Joseph H. Hirshhorn and Abram Lerner interviews, 1969
- Joseph Hirshhorn letter, 1958
- Oral history interview with Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1976 Dec. 16