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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the ACA Galleries records, 1917-1963 | Digitized Collection

ACA Galleries records, 1917-1963

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Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1930s-1960s
0.25 linear feet
Box 1

This series contains Herman Baron's ACA Galleries' correspondence with artists, collectors, and museums. Some of the letters concern Works Progress Administration projects and the American Artists' Congress.
Correspondence is arranged by artist and subsequently by date with undated materials filed at the end. General correspondence is arranged chronologically.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Series 2: Writings and Notes, 1938-circa 1960s
8 folders
Box 1

This series contains writings by Herman Baron concerning the founding and the history of the ACA Galleries, ACA artists, and the clash of McCarthyism and American art. Also found are writings by ACA artists Philip Evergood and Anton Refregier, and art critic Elizabeth McCausland.
Writings and Notes are arranged alphabetically by author.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Series 3: Printed Material, 1939-1960
4 folders
Box 2

This series contains ACA Galleries publications including exhibition catalogs and a calendar illustrated by Philip Evergood to promote diplomatic relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. Also found are newspaper clippings concerning ACA artists and Representative George A. Dondero attack on ACA Galleries for "un-American" activities.
Alternate Forms Available
This series has been scanned in its entirety with the exception of duplicates.

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
0.25 linear feet
Box 2

This series contains photographs of Herman Baron, ACA artists, collectors and critics. Those artists depicted are David Burliuk, Bruce Calder, Nicolai Cikovsky, Hy Cohen, Robert Cronbach, Alexander Dobkin, Philip Evergood, Mike Gold, William Gropper, Chaim Gross, Joe Jones, Mervin Jules, Irene Rice Pereia, Geri Pine, Philip Reisman, Vic Shifreen, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer, Harry Sternberg, James Baare Turnbull, Nicky Walker, Abraham Walkowitz, Nat Werner, and Art Young. Some photographs are attributed to photographers Berenice Abbott, Arnold Newman, and Alfredo Valente. Also found are photos of works of art and full exhibition installations, many of which are not labeled.
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This series has been partially scanned. Photographs of works of art, duplicates, and negatives have not been scanned.

Series 5: Herman Baron Personal Papers, circa 1910s-1963
0.3 linear feet
Boxes 2-3

This series consists of Herman Baron's personal papers, many of which predate the ACA Galleries. Included are letters written by Baron during his service in World War I to his wife and friends as well as later personal correspondence. Also found are writings by Baron for the
Glazier's Journal
, a short play, notes and published short stories. Additionally, this series includes a photograph of Herman Baron in his WWI uniform.
Alternate Forms Available
This series has been partially scanned. Only the front covers and those pages concerning Herman Baron have been scanned of the
Glazier's Journal
and other publications. Additionally, a binder which held Baron's notes has not been scanned.

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