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David H. Wallace material regarding the New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America, 1952-1982

David H. Wallace material regarding the New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America, 1952-1982

Wallace, David H. (David Harold), 1926-

Historian

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, writings, and printed material relating to the New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America. Correspondence pertains to the completion of the Dictionary of Artists in America in 1957 and includes letters between Wallace and New-York Historical Society staff, the Yale University Press, contributors, and reviewers. Other correspondence pertains to a conference convened June 29, 1982 to discuss the matter of expanding and updating the Dictionary of Artists in America. Printed material includes a final report summarizing the conference as well as a cover jacket, reviews and conference announcements. Also included is a typescript of excerpts, 1952-1957, compiled by Wallace of letters to his wife, his diary, his wife's diary and selected letters from George C. Groce, all pertaining to the creation of the Dictionary.

Biographical/Historical Note

David H. Wallace (1926-) is an art historian in New York, N.Y. Wallace was the Assistant Editor at the New-York Historical Society in the 1950s. With George C. Groce, he edited material in The New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America, 1956-1860 (published in 1957).

Provenance

Donated 2009 by David H. Wallace.

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

David H. Wallace material regarding the New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America, 1952-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.