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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Anna Walinska papers, 1927-2002, bulk, 1935-1980 | Digitized Collection

Anna Walinska papers, 1927-2002, bulk, 1935-1980

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 8 series.

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Series 1:Biographical Material, 1927-2002
11 folders
Box 1

Biographical material consists of awards, certificates, curriculum vitae, biographical outlines, exhibition lists, passports, membership cards and other material. There is also a partial transcript of Anna Walinska talking about her work for a radio interview. Limited financial records include bills, receipts, and expenses for framing and transportation of artwork.
This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
The bulk of this series has been digitized except for duplicates and blank pages of passports.
DescriptionContainer
American Society of Contemporary Artists Membership Card, 1973
1
1
Awards and Certificates, 1957-circa 1980
1
2
Bills and Receipts, circa 1962-circa 1980
1
3
Biographical Outlines and Exhibitions List, circa 1969-2002
1
4
Curriculum Vitae, circa 1975
1
5
Framing Costs, circa 1961-circa 1980
1
6
Miscellaneous Financial Records, circa 1958-circa 1980
1
7
Partial Transcript of WEVD Radio Interview, 1979
1
8
Passports, 1927-1929
1
9
Passports, 1954-1962
1
10
Shipping and Transportation Costs, 1960, 1980
1
11

Series 2:Correspondence, 1949-1995
0.4 linear feet
Box 1

Correspondence includes Anna Walinska's letters to her family, usually addressed to her sister Emily Rubin and her father Ossip Walinsky, during her extended 1954-1955 trip abroad to countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. There is also personal and professional correspondence with friends, artists, and art institutions about Walinska's work, travel, and exhibitions. Notable correspondents include Milton Avery, Joseph Breitenbach, Mona Sullivan, Saul Raskin, Louise Nevelson, Beata Welsing, Elizabeth Erlanger, Ahron Ben-Shmuel, Bracha Hacohen, William Littlefield, and Walinska's brother Louis Walinsky.
Family correspondence comes first, followed by alphabetical correspondence. Correspondents with less than four letters were placed in the "miscellaneous" alphabetical folders. One folder of "first names only" correspondence and one folder of unidentified correspondence are at the end of the series.
The bulk of this series has been digitized, except for duplicates.
DescriptionContainer
Family Letters from Travels Abroad, 1954 November-December
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12
Family Letters from Travels Abroad, 1955 January
1
13
Family Letters from Travels Abroad, 1955 February
1
14
Family Letters from Travels Abroad, 1955 March
1
15
Family Letters from Travels Abroad, 1955 April
1
16
Family Letters from Travels Abroad, 1955 May
1
17
Artists Equity Association, 1953
1
18
Avery, Milton, 1958-1963
1
19
A, Miscellaneous, 1954-1981
1
20
Baltimore City Council, 1979-1980
1
21
Burma Trip Event Invitations and RSVPs, circa 1954-1955
1
22
B, Miscellaneous, 1955-1983
Includes one letter from Ahron Ben-Shmuel and one letter from Jospeph Breitenbach
1
23
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1977-1980
1
24
City of Baltimore Art Commission, 1980
1
25
Courie, Maria, circa 1959-1962
1
26
C, Miscellaneous, 1957-1981
1
27
D, Miscellaneous, 1955-1979
1
28
Elster, Samuel K., 1967-1980
1
29
E, Miscellaneous, 1954-1982
Includes one letter from Elizabeth Erlanger
1
30
F, Miscellaneous, 1959-1979
1
31
G, Miscellaneous, 1956-1991
1
32
Hacohen, Bracha and David, 1955-1967
1
33
Hebrew Union College, 1979-1980
1
34
H, Miscellaneous, 1960-1985
1
35
I, Miscellaneous, 1974-1979
1
36
J, Miscellaneous, 1961-1989
1
37
K, Miscellaneous, 1958-1980
1
38
Lerner, Max, 1955
1
39
Littlefield, William, 1965-1966
1
40
L, Miscellaneous, 1954-1995
1
41
Mercy College of Detroit, 1980-1981
1
42
Museum of Modern Art, 1960-1961
1
43
M, Miscellaneous, 1957-1980
Includes one letter to and one letter from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator Henry Geldzahler
1
44
Nathan, Robert R., 1954-1982
1
45
Nevelson, Louise, 1959-1961
1
46
N, Miscellaneous, 1961-1980
1
47
O, Miscellaneous, 1958
1
48
Perlis, Leo, 1961-1979
1
49
P, Miscellaneous, 1956-1976
1
50
R, Miscellaneous, 1953-1990
Includes one letter from Paul Raskin and two letters from Eleanor Roosevelt
1
51
Singer, Israel, 1979
1
52
S, Miscellaneous, 1954-1995
Includes one letter from Mona Sullivan and two letters from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Director James Johnson Sweeney
1
53
Thant, (Mr. and Mrs.), 1955-1961
1
54
T, Miscellaneous, 1963-1981
1
55
V, Miscellaneous, 1979
1
56
Walinsky, Louis J., 1954-1980
1
57
Welsing, Beata, circa 1956-1966
1
58
W, Miscellaneous, 1956-1985
1
59
Y, Miscellaneous, 1975-1981
1
60
Z, Miscellaneous, 1949-1980
1
61
First Names Only Correspondence, A-S, 1961-1980
1
62
Unidentified Correspondence, circa 1960-circa 1979
1
63

Series 3:Writings, circa 1935-circa 1983
8 folders
Box 1

Writings include two bound notebooks on art, loose notes on art, a handwritten prospectus for the Guild Art Gallery which Walinska co-founded, an art lecture for a symposium, an essay for Walinska's Holocaust exhibition, and an art talk delivered to a group of Burmese artists. All writings are by Walinska except for one folder of writings by others.
Walinska's notebooks and notes on are at the beginning of the series, followed by the rest of the writings in alphabetical order by title or subject. Writings by others are at the end.
The bulk of this series has been digitized, except for duplicates.
DescriptionContainer
Notebook on Art, circa 1952-circa 1969
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64
Notebook on Art, circa 1964-circa 1965
1
65
Notes on Art, circa 1949-circa 1983
1
66
Art Lecture at Congress for Jewish Culture Symposium, 1957
1
67
Guild Art Gallery Prospectus, circa 1935
1
68
Holocaust Exhibition Essay Typescript Draft, circa 1980
1
69
"Talk Delivered to Group of Burmese Artists", 1955
1
70
Writings about Anna Walinska by Others, circa 1959-1980
1
71

Series 4:Travel Diaries, 1954-1973
0.2 linear feet
Box 1

There are four bound travel diaries and one diary comprised of loose pages. Three diaries hold detailed accounts of Walinska's trip around the world from 1954-1955, during which she traveled to many countries: Japan, China, Myanmar (formerly Burma), India, Pakistan, Greece, Italy, France and Spain, among other places. The diaries also mention progress on paintings and mentions people sitting for portraits. The fourth bound diary is about a 1962 trip to Israel. The disbound diary chronicles a 1973 trip to Trinidad.
This series is arranged chronologically.
The bulk of this series has been digitized, except for blank pages.
DescriptionContainer
Travel Itinerary, 1954
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Travel Diary, 1954 November-1955 March
1
73
Travel Diary, 1955 March-April
1
74
Travel Diary, 1955 April-May
1
75
Travel Diary from Israel Trip, 1962
1
76
Travel Diary from Trinidad Trip, 1973
1
77

Series 5:Printed Material, 1942-2002
0.4 linear feet
Boxes 1-2

This series consists of clippings about Anna Walinska, group and solo exhibition catalogs, announcements, event invitations, and course catalogs for the Master Institute of United Arts (also known as the Riverside Museum) in New York City, where Walinska taught painting and drawing classes.
Materials in this series are grouped together by document type, then arranged chronologically within those groupings.
The bulk of this series has been digitized, except for duplicates. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have only had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages digitized.
DescriptionContainer
Clippings, 1957-1980
1
78
Clippings, 2000-2002
1
79
Exhibition Catalogs, 1942-1946
1
80
Exhibition Catalogs, 1953-1959
1
81
Exhibition Catalogs, 1960-1962
1
82
Exhibition Catalogs, 1963-1964
2
1
Exhibition Catalogs, 1965-1968
2
2
Exhibition Catalogs, 1971-1980, 2001
2
3
Exhibition Catalogs - Undated, circa 1945-circa 1970
2
4
Exhibition Announcements, 1952-1959
2
5
Exhibition Announcements, 1960-1969
2
6
Exhibition Announcements, 1973-1980
2
7
Exhibition Announcements, 1996-2002
2
8
Exhibition Announcements - Undated, circa 1950-circa 1980
2
9
Event Invitations, 1954-circa 1997
2
10
Master Institute of United Arts Course Catalogs, 1960-1970
2
11

Series 6:Scrapbooks, circa 1929-1980
0.5 linear feet
Boxes 2, 4

There are three scrapbooks in this series. The scrapbook about the Guild Art Gallery, co-founded and directed by Anna Walinska, contains exhibition catalogs and reviews including printed material related to Arshile Gorky's first solo exhibition in New York City. The Holocaust exhibition scrapbook includes articles, announcements, exhibition schedules, and other material. The large oversized scrapbook documents Walinska's career and activities overall, mostly from the 1930s to the 1960s, and includes a range of materials from photographs and catalogs to announcements and articles about her travels, artwork, and shows.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. A few catalogs were only partially digitized because they were pasted onto the pages of the scrapbooks so not all the content was visible.
DescriptionContainer
Guild Art Gallery Scrapbook, 1936-1937
2
12
Holocaust: Paintings and Drawings Exhibition Scrapbook, 1979-1980
2
13
Oversized Scrapbook, circa 1929-circa 1971
4
1

Series 7:Artwork, circa 1929-1963
5 folders
Box 3

Artwork includes two bound sketchbooks with drawings, mostly in watercolor but also in pencil and oil paint, pasted onto the pages. Some of the artwork include titles and dates. Also included are drawings and watercolor sketches of various subjects, such as people and studies of paintings, as well as abstract images.
Sketchbooks are at the beginning of the series, followed by drawings and sketches loosely sorted by medium, such as watercolor, pencil, and ink.
This series has been digitized in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Sketchbook, circa 1932-circa 1957
3
1
"20 Drawings" Scrapbook, 1936-1963
3
2
Ink Drawings, 1932-1952
3
3
Pencil Drawings, circa 1929, 1961
3
4
Watercolor Sketches and Studies, 1930-1954
3
5

Series 8:Photographs, circa 1932-1980
0.3 linear feet
Box 3

Photographs are of Walinska, friends, family, artists, artwork, exhibition installations, and houses. The series mostly consists of black and white photographs, but also includes color slides of artwork. One photograph album includes photos of Anna Walinska, family, Beata Welsing, Arshile Gorky, Burmese Prime Minister U Nu in the midst of getting his portrait painted, and travel to Burma and Japan. The second album includes photographs of Walinska's solo exhibition at Sunken Meadow Gallery (1959) along with limited printed material. There is also one folder of photocopies of photos of paintings by Walinska.
Photographs are arranged by subject.
The bulk of this series has been digitized, except for duplicates.
DescriptionContainer
Anna Walinska, 1958-1980
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6
Anna Walinska with Other Artists, circa 1979
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7
Friends, Colleagues and Others, circa 1936-circa 1970
3
8
Ossip Walinsky and Louise Nevelson Speaking at Congress for Jewish Culture, 1954
3
9
Color Slides of Artwork, 1975-1976
3
10
Collages, 1960-1961
3
11
Paintings, 1936-1957
3
12
Portraits by Anna Walinska, 1955-circa 1965
3
13
Retrospective Exhibition Installation at the Jewish Museum, 1957
3
14
Holocaust: Paintings and Drawings Exhibition Installations, 1979
3
15
Album of Sunken Meadow Gallery Exhibition, 1959
3
16
Album of Family, Friends and Travel, circa 1933-circa 1976
3
17
Interior of House, 1974
Probably father Ossip Walinsky's home
3
18
Photocopies of Artwork, 1932-1974
Includes artwork title, date and dimensions on verso of each page
3
19

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.