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Emily Hall Tremaine papers, circa 1890-2004

Tremaine, Emily Hall, 1908-1987

Collector

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 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, date from circa 1890 to 2004, and document the development of Tremaine's seminal collection of modernist, pop, and contemporary art. The papers comprise biographical material including a sound recording, personal correspondence, art collection files, artist files, exhibition loan files including a video recording, and reproduction request files. Also found are two 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.

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 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.