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Allen Memorial Art Museum records, 1916-1967

Allen Memorial Art Museum


Collection Information

Size: 51 Reels

Summary: General correspondence, 1931-1958; correspondence of the director, 1916-1958, of the curator, ca. 1929-1967, files of Clarence Ward, Director from 1917 until 1950 (much of it relating to lectures), and with dealers, 1941-1953; exhibition data, 1929-1963, including correspondence, lists, and miscellany; Charles F. Olney file, including a list of the Olney art collection; a photograph file; files on Joseph Cornell, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, and William T. Wiley; financial ledgers, 1938-1955; Prentiss bequest material; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Campus art gallery of Oberlin College.


Lent 1973 by the Allen Memorial Art Museum.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 726-776 available through interlibrary loan.

Microfilmed by Oberlin College Archives, Oberlin, Ohio, July 1973 (51 reels).

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Allen Memorial Art Museum records, 1916-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.