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Elmer Livingston MacRae papers related to the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, 1899-circa 2013, bulk 1912-1916

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1899-1913, circa 1988
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

This series includes an old collection inventory from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden that has a close to item level content list, two annotated appointment books describing MacRae's activities with the Pastellists and the Associations of American Painters and Sculptors, and a students club handbook that has a few pages of notes and New York map insert.
The collection inventory is at the beginning of the series. The rest of the material is in chronological order.
The bulk of this series was digitized, except for blank pages.
Description Container Select
Collection Inventory, circa 1988
1
1
Students' Club Handbook with Map Insert, 1899-1900
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2
Annotated Appointment Book, 1911
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3
Annotated Appointment Calendar, 1913
1
4

Series 2: Correspondence , 1958, 1911-1915
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

This series consists of Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS) correspondence addressed to Elmer MacRae in his capacity as the organization treasurer from other AAPS members such as Arthur B. Davies, Walt Kuhn, and Walter Pach; various artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Robert Henri, and Wilhelm Lehmbruck; dealers and lenders, usually referring to galleries; and buyers, including private buyers and museums. Most of the incoming correspondence is about organizing and preparing for the International Exhibition of Modern Art or Armory Show (1913).
The material in this series is grouped by category of correspondent such as AAPS members, artists, dealers and lenders, and buyers. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically within those groupings. Correspondents with three or more letters have their own folder, whereas correspondents with only one or two letters are in general alphabetical files.
This series has been digitized in its entirety.
Description Container Select
Members
Davies, Arthur B. (President), 1912-1915
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5
Kuhn, Walt (Secretary), 1912-1914
1
6
Pach, Walter (European Representative), 1913-1958
1
7
Artists
B, Miscellaneous, 1913
1
8
C-D, Miscellaneous, 1913
1
9
G-H, Miscellaneous, 1913
1
10
K-L, Miscellaneous, 1913
1
11
M-R, Miscellaneous, 1912
1
12
S, Miscellaneous, 1913-1915
1
13
T-Y, Miscellaneous, 1913-1914
1
14
Dealers and Lenders
A, Miscellaneous, 1913
1
15
Bernheim Jeune & Cie., 1912-1913
1
16
D-F, Miscellaneous, 1913
1
17
Galerie E. Druet, 1912-1913
1
18
Galerie Kahnweiler, 1913
1
19
Go-H, Miscellaneous, 1913
1
20
K-M, Miscellaneous, 1912-1913
1
21
S-U, Miscellaneous, 1911-1913
1
22
Buyers
A-B, Miscellaneous, 1913
1
23
Eddy, Arthur Jerome, 1913
1
24
H-M, Miscellaneous, 1913
1
25
P, Miscellaneous, 1913
1
26
Quinn, John, 1913-1914
1
27
R-S, Miscellaneous, 1913
1
28
Torrey, Frederick C., 1913
1
29
V, Miscellaneous, 1913
1
30
Watson, Mrs. James S., 1913
1
31
W, Miscellaneous, 1913
1
32
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1913
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33

Series 3: Administration Records , circa 1911-circa 1916
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

The Association of American Painters and Sculptors administration records include excerpts from the organization's constitution, letterhead, a report and statement about the Armory Show, executive and board meeting minutes, and a membership list.
The material in this series is arranged alphabetically by document type.
This series has been fully digitized.
Description Container Select
Constitution and Letterhead, circa 1911-circa 1916
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34
Meeting Minutes, 1913
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35
Membership List, circa 1911-circa 1916
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36
Report and Statement, circa 1912
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37

Series 4: Armory Show Tour Files , 1913
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

This series consists of materials related to the International Exhibition of Modern Art of 1913, also known as the Armory Show, as it traveled to Chicago and Boston after initially debuting in New York City. There is a range of materials from the exhibition's tour including a contract and settlement with the Art Institute of Chicago, an art inventory, insurance lists, a subcommittee report, and lists tracking sales of tickets, postcards, and pamphlets.
The material in this series is separated by city - Chicago and Boston, then arranged alphabetically by document type within those two groupings.
This series has been fully digitized.
Description Container Select
Chicago
Art Inventory and Insurance Lists, circa 1913
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38
Correspondence, 1913
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39
Exhibition Contract and Settlement, 1913
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40
Subcommittee Report on Exhibition, 1913
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41
Boston Lists Tracking Sales of Tickets, Postcards, and Pamphlets, 1913
1
42

Series 5: Financial Records , 1912-1916
0.5 Linear feet
Box 1

Financial records related to the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS) operating expenses and the Armory Show include sales lists of artwork, receipts, invoices, payroll, shipping and transportation invoices, rescinded dues, four cashier's journals, two ledgers, a receipt book, a checkbook, and bills for office supplies, printing, publicity, and photography, among other things. A lot of the materials, such as the "Lexington File" bills, are directly related to the exhibition, but a lot of the general AAPS financial and business records are also scattered throughout the series.
This series is arranged alphabetically by document type, also the contents of several folders - such as different kinds of bills and invoices - are often alphabetical by vendor as a reflection of the original order upon receipt at the archives.
The bulk of this series has been digitized, except for blank pages of bound volumes such as ledgers, cashiers' journals, checkbooks, and so forth.
Description Container Select
Armory File Operating Expenses, 1912-1913
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43
Artwork Sales Lists, circa 1913
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44
Artwork Sales Receipts, 1913
1
45
Cashiers' Books, 1913
1
46
Cashiers' Receipts for Registered Mail, 1913-1914
1
47
Checkbook, 1913
1
48
Customs Forms, 1914-1915
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49
DeLuxe Catalog, 1913
1
50
Insurance, 1913-1914
1
51
Ledger - Artists and Lenders, circa 1913
1
52
Ledger - Buyers, circa 1913
1
53
Lexington Files
Bills, A, 1913-1916
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54
Bills, C-I, 1912-1913
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55
Bills, M-N, 1913
1
56
Bills, O-P, 1912-1913
1
57
Bills, R-W, 1912-1913
1
58
Payroll and Payment Lists, 1913
1
59
Miscellaneous Receipts, 1913
1
60
Office Expenses, 1912-1913
1
61
Payroll, 1913
1
62
Photography, 1913
1
63
Printing, 1912-1913
1
64
Publicity Regarding Arts and Decoration Special Issue, 1913
1
65
Receipt Book, 1913
1
66
Rescinded Dues, 1913-1914
1
67
Shipping and Transport, 1913-1916
1
68
Miscellaneous Receipts and Invoices, 1912-1913
1
69

Series 6: Printed Material , 1911-1959
0.6 Linear feet
Box 2, OV 4-5

This series includes multiple copies of catalogs for the Armory Show in New York, Boston, and Chicago, in addition to a few catalogs for retrospective exhibitions about the Armory Show that happened in later years. There are also pamphlets published by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS) which contain essays that were created in conjunction with the exhibition. Other materials are newspapers, magazines, clippings, postcards, and one poster. The bulk of the printed material is on the subject of the AAPS or the exhibition.
The exhibition catalogs are grouped together at the beginning of the series along with other magazines and publications about the exhibit. The rest of the material is arranged alphabetically by document type.
The bulk of this collection has been digitized, except for the pamphlets and duplicates. The International Exhibition of Modern Art pamphlets were already scanned as part of the Walter Kuhn, Kuhn family, and Armory Show records. In some cases, newspapers, magazines, and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
Description Container Select
International Exhibition of Modern Art - New York Annotated "Price List" Catalog, 1913
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1
International Exhibition of Modern Art - New York, 1913
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2
International Exhibition of Modern Art Supplement to Catalogue, 1913
2
3
International Exhibition of Modern Art - Copley Society of Boston, 1913
2
4
International Exhibition of Modern Art - Art Institute of Chicago, 1913
2
5
Pictures for Peace: A Retrospective Exhibition Organized from the Armory Show, 1944
2
6
The 1913 Armory Show in Retrospect, 1958
2
7
American Art News, 1911-1913
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
2
8
Arts and Decoration Special Issue, 1913
2
9
The Story of the Armory Show, 1938
2
10
Clippings, 1912
2
11
Clippings, 1913 January
2
12
Clippings, 1913 February, 1959
2
13
Newspapers, 1913
Oversized material housed in OV 5.
2
14
Pamphlets, 1913
Includes copies of exhibition pamphlets For and Against and Cezanne.
2
15
Pamphlets, 1913
Includes copies of pamphlets A Sculptor's Architecture and NOA-NOA.
2
16
Postcards, 1913
2
17
Poster, 1913
Oversized poster housed in OV 5.
2
18
Oversized American Art News Issues from Box 2, Folder 8, 1911-1913
OV 4
Oversized Newspapers from Box 2, Folder 14, 1913
OV 5
Oversized Poster from Box 2, Folder 18, 1913
OV 5

Series 7: Artifacts , 1913, circa 2013
0.2 Linear feet
Box 3

This series consists of Association of American Artists and Sculptors artifacts and memorabilia from the Armory Show. There are button pins, calling cards, event invitations, mailing cards, signs, tickets, and other miscellany. There is one folder of labels from an exhibition that might have been celebrating the centennial of the Armory Show.
The materials in this series have been arranged alphabetically.
The bulk of this series has been digitized, except for duplicates of items like button pins, tickets, and invitations.
Description Container Select
Button Pins, 1913
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1
Calling Cards, 1913
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2
Copy of "Press Clippings" Drawing, circa 1913
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3
Event Invitations and Mailing Cards, 1913
3
4
Labels from Retrospective Exhibition about Armory Show, circa 2013
3
5
Season Ticket, 1913
3
6
Signs, 1913
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7

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