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Emily Hall Tremaine papers, 1890-2000

Tremaine, Emily Hall, 1908-1987

Collector

Representative image for Emily Hall Tremaine papers, 1890-2000

This site provides access to the papers of Emily Hall Tremaine in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2019, and total 13,577 images.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the The Brent R. Harris Charitable Fund. Funding for the digitization of the papers was provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Researchers are invited and encouraged to inform the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation of publication efforts at collection@tremainefoundation.org

Collection Information

Size: 8.9 linear feet

Summary: The papers of art collector Emily Hall Tremaine measure 8.9 linear feet and date from 1890 to 2000. Found within the papers are biographical materials on the Hall, von Romberg, and Tremaine families, including a sound cassette on the Tremaines; personal correspondence; art collection files, which include inventory binders, records of sales and donations, artist files, exhibition loan files, and reproduction request files; 2 scrapbooks documenting Tremaine's first marriage to Baron Maximilian von Romberg; and photographs of Tremaine, her family and friends, and works of art from her collection. There are also materials related to the 1984 exhibition "The Tremaine collection: 20th Century Masters at the Wadsworth Athenaeum," including a video recording of Philip Johnson's exhibition lecture.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art collector Emily Hall Tremaine (1908-1987) lived in New York City and Madison, Connecticut and was known for having assembled one of the most noteworthy collections of post-World War II art focused on modernist, pop, and contemporary artists.

Provenance

The papers were donated in 2005 by Tremaine's step-grandson, Burton G. Tremaine III.

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Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the The Brent R. Harris Charitable Fund. Funding for the digitization of the papers was provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Researchers are invited and encouraged to inform the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation of publication efforts at collection@tremainefoundation.org