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George C. Groce papers, 1938-1967

Groce, George C., 1899-

Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 1.7 Linear feet, (partially filmed on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Writings, correspondence, photographs, exhibition catalogs and printed material.
REEL 2813: A 21 page unpublished typescript, "Who was John Cooper", by Groce, ca. 1952.
REELS 996-997: Letters from Henry Wilder Foote and resource materials from Groce's research on John Wollaston and John Cooper. Correspondence with David Wallace and Charles Baker, editor for the New York Historical Society, relates to Groce's work on the DICTIONARY OF ARTISTS IN AMERICA, 1564-1860. Other material includes a draft of the introduction for the Dictionary (unfilmed), book reviews and articles by Groce, photographs, notes, engravings, and exhibition catalogs.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, 1938-1958, with Edgar Preston Richardson and Charles Baker about the DICTIONARY OF ARTISTS IN AMERICA, 1564-1860, and about the provenance of portrait paintings by John Wollaston. Other material includes research notes, an annotated text "Empires of the Mind and Spirit American painting 1564-1860", notes on the Gellatly Collection, National Collection of Fine Arts; photographs of artwork; and writings by Groce "Early American Portraiture", and "New York Painting Before 1800."

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian; Washington, D.C.


Material on reels 996-997 donated 1971 by Mrs. George Groce; material on reel 2813 provenance unknown; unmicrofilmed material transferred from the National Collection of Fine Arts via George Groce 1979 to the Archives of American Art.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

George C. Groce papers, 1938-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.