Pach, Walter, b. 1883 d. 1958
Art critic, Curator, Painter, Art historian, Author, Etcher
Active in New York, N.Y.; England; Holland

The papers of Walter Pach in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2004 from 6 reels of microfilm. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, with the exception of Series 8: Selections from Walter Pach's Library, and total 4,597 images.

Funding for the digitization of the microfilm of this collections was provided by the Gladys K. Delmas Foundation

Collection size: 20.8 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note: New York artist, critic, writer, art consultant, and curator, Walter Pach (1883-1958) was an influential promoter of modern art and was instrumental in organizing the landmark Armory Show in 1913.

Funding for the initial digitization of the microfilm of this collection was provided by the Gladys K. Delmas Foundation. Funding for the processing of the addition to the Walter Pach papers and digitization of the fully re-processed collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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  • The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2014 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Material which has not been scanned includes duplicates, blank pages of bound volumes, some business records and sensitive personal financial and medical records, negatives, and Series 10: Selections from Walter Pach's Library.
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When the Archives of American Art acquired the Walter Pach Papers, some portion of his library was also received. The bulk of the library was transferred to the Smithsonian's American Art/Portrait Gallery Library where the items could be properly cataloged, cared for, and used.