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Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk bulk 1920-1996

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Series 5: Chase Manhattan Bank Art Collection Committee , 1959-circa 1985
1.4 Linear feet
Boxes 13-14, 26

This series documents Miller's work as the first art consultant to the Chase Manhattan Bank and founding member of the bank's art collection committee in 1959. Files here trace the development of the Chase collection from the early 1960s to the mid 1980s.
Records include a series of files labeled "Catalogs of Artwork" which provide detailed lists of all artwork; committee files containing correspondence and memoranda between members of the art committee including Miller, Alfred Barr, Robert Hale, Perry Rathbone, David Rockefeller (then the bank's president) and James Johnson Sweeney; committee meeting minutes, agendas, and reports; catalogs of the bank's acquisitions and collection; and news clippings. There is also correspondence with the Chase curator Mary Lanier and art institutions and galleries.
A draft of Miller's text for the bank's published catalog of essays, Art At Work: Chase Manhattan Bank Collection is filed in this series, as well as an interview transcript with Miller conducted by Peter Morin of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, about the exhibition, Chase Manhattan: the First 10 Years of Collecting, 1959-1969.
Description Container Select
Art At Work: The Chase Manhattan Collection, Miller's Draft Text, circa 1985
13
15
Catalog of Artwork, circa 1960-circa 1965
13
16-17
Catalog of Artwork, 1965
13
18
Catalog of Artwork, 1967
13
19
Catalog of Artwork, 1969
13
20-21
Catalog of Artwork, 1970
Oversized material housed in Box 26
13
22
Catalog of Artwork, 1974
Oversized material housed in Box 26
13
23
Catalog of Artwork, 1978
13
24-26
Committee Files, 1959
13
27
Committee Files, 1960
13
28
Committee Files, 1961
13
29
Committee Files, 1961-1962
13
30
Committee Files, 1963-1964
13
31
Committee Files, 1965
13
32
Committee Files, 1966
13
33
Committee Files, 1967
14
1-2
Committee Files, 1967-1968
14
3
Committee Files, 1968
14
4
Committee Files, 1969
14
5
Committee Files, 1970
14
6
Committee Files, 1971-1972
14
7
Committee Files, 1973
14
8
Committee Files, 1974
14
9
Committee Files, 1975
14
10
Committee Files, 1976-1978
14
11
Committee Files, 1978
14
12
Committee Files, 1979
14
13
Committee Files, 1980
14
14
Committee Files, 1981
14
15
Committee Files, 1982
14
16
Committee Files, 1983-1984
14
17
Finch College Exhibition: Art from the Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, 1971
14
18
Interview Transcript, 1982
14
19
Oversized Catalog of Artwork, 1970
Oversized material rom Box 13, F 22
26 (sol)
Oversized Catalog of Artwork, 1974
Oversized material from Box 13, F 23
26 (sol)

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