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American Artists Professional League records, 1928-1980

American Artists Professional League


Collection Information

Size: 62 Items

Summary: 5 minute books and 11 notebooks containing by-laws, principles, aims, ethics, organization plans, names of the first executive and advisory committees and the original organization group, minutes of the organization meeting held at the Salmagundi Club, New York City, January 20, 1928, and the minutes of the Executive Committee, 1928-1973. The minute books and notebooks also contain correspondence with members, art dealers, government agencies, political committees, museums and art organizations, resolutions of the Executive Committee, reports, financial statements, copies of legal briefs, news releases and bulletins, clippings, and printed material on American Art Week and other events.
Also included are: a photocopy of an undated history of American Artists Professional League by former president John Scott Williams; 17 exhibition catalogs, 1959-1978; 15 news bulletins, 1959-1980; photocopies of clippings from ART DIGEST, 1932-1936; a membership list, 1965; and printed material on League officers, membership and events.


Donated 1975 and 1984 by Florence Whitehill. Whitehill was the office manager of the American Artists Professional League.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Some photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

American Artists Professional League records, 1928-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.