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Fine Arts Federation of New York records, 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002

Fine Arts Federation of New York

Collection Information

Size: 15.2 linear feet

Summary: The records of the Fine Arts Federation of New York, a consortium of New York City arts and architecture organizations, measure 15.2 linear feet and date from 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002. The Federation's activities on behalf of the interests of the constituent organizations and the greater community are documented through officers' files, correspondence, administrative records, scattered printed materials, and scrapbooks.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Fine Arts Federation (founded 1895) is an arts organization, in New York, N.Y.Its objectives were "to ensure united action by the Art Societies of New York in all matters affecting their common interests; and to foster and protect the artistic interests of the community."


The Fine Arts Federation loaned materials for microfilming in 1968 and 1970; these same records were later donated, along with multiple accretions from 1978-2007 by former officers of the F.A.F., including Minor Bishop, Giorgio Cavaglieri, Margot Gayle, Lorrie Goulet, Katherine Thayer Hobson, Henriette Nathan, and Nanne Wollmann.

Related Materials

Additional records related to the Fine Arts Federation of New York are found in the Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974.


Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund