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A Finding Aid to the American Art Research Council records, 1935-1956

American Art Research Council records, 1935-1956

American Art Research Council

Collection Information

Size: 3.0 linear feet

Summary: The records of the American Art Research Council, a cooperative research group headquartered at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, measure 3 linear feet and date from 1935 to 1956. The records include Chairman Juliana Force's correspondence, administrative correspondence, advisory committee files, miscellaneous administrative files, scattered financial records, and printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

The American Art Research Council (AARC) was founded in 1942 when the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City proposed that museums across the country establish a collaborative centralized organization for American art research.

Provenance

The American Art Research Council records were donated by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1978 as part of a larger donation of museum records.