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American Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942

American Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942

American Academy of Arts and Letters

Collection Information

Size: 800 items (on 5 microfilm reels).

Summary: A collection of artists' papers containing correspondence, notes, biographical material, exhibition catalogs, and other published material. Includes:

Biographical/Historical Note

Organized 1904, incorporated 1914; New York, N.Y. The American Academy of Arts and Letters was established "to afford recognition to distinguished achievement in literature and the fine arts...." [The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters merged on Dec. 30, 1976].

Provenance

This is a collection of miscellaneous papers representing a gathering over the years of unsolicited documentary resources on American art given or addressed to the Academy.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, N.Y.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels NAA 1 through NAA 5 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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

American Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.