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Eleanor Howland Bunce papers, 1935-1982

Bunce, Eleanor Howland, 1905-

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet, (750 items)

Summary: Correspondence; subject files on Herbert and Joella Bayer, Eugene Berman, Leonid and Sylvia Berman, Peter and Ebie Blume, Alexander and Louise Calder, Agnes Rindge Claflin, Charles Cunningham, Peggy Guggenheim, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Marino and Marina Marini, Dudley Talcott, Yves and Kay Tanguy, Pavel Tchelichew, and James and Helen Thurber, containing greeting cards, letters, photographs and clippings (the files for Blume, Calder, and Tanguy contain letters or greeting cards illustrated by the artist) and eleven exhibition catalogs, mostly for exhibitions at the Curt Valentin Gallery, 1951-1954.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eleanor Howland Bunce was the Executive Secretary to A. Everett Austin, Director of the Wadsworth Athenaeum and to Alfred Barr, Director of the Museum of Modern Art. During the course of her career, she became interested in and acquainted with many individuals involved in the visual arts. Died Feb. 22, 1999.


Donated 1984 by Eleanor Bunce.

Language Note

The letters in the Marino Marini subject file are in French.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3582 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Eleanor Howland Bunce papers, 1935-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.