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Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 8 series.

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1: Biographical Information, circa 1900-1990
2 folders
Box 1

Biographical information consists of research and a copy of Ira Glackens' birth certificate.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Genealogical Research, circa 1900-1990
(many photocopies)
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1
Birth Certificate of Ira Glackens (photocopy; born 1907, document issued 1933), circa 1933
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2

2: Correspondence, 1902-1989
0.7 linear feet
Box 1

The series is arranged as 3 subseries:
2.1: William Glackens, 1902-1938
2.2: Edith Glackens, 1902-1946
2.3: Ira Glackens, 1922-1989
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
2.1:William Glackens, 1902-1938
Correspondence of William Glackens includes letters from James L. Ford to William Lloyd Garrision and from the Library of Congress, in addition to letters to his wife, Edith, written while on a trip to Paris in 1912 to purchase paintings on behalf of Albert C. Barnes. Barnes' letters to William and Edith are about paintings in the Barnes Collection, the educational plans of his Foundation, and Glackens' work and exhibitions.
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Letters, 1902-1938
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3
Letters to Edith Glackens, 1912
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4
Letters from Albert C. Barnes, 1922-1938
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5
2.2:Edith Glackens, 1902-1946
Letters to Edith Glackens are from relatives and friends, including her father, Ira Dimock, her sister, Irene Dimock Fitzgerald, James L. Ford, and Maurice Prendergast. There is also a copy of a letter concerning the estate of Lenna G. Borton, the Glackens' daughter.
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Caskey, John F. (re. Estate of Lenna G. Borton), 1944
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6
Dimock, Ira, 1908-1917
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7
Family and Friends, undated, 1902-1946
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8
2.3:Ira Glackens, 1922-1989
Ira Glackens' correspondence primarily documents arrangements for loans to exhibitions, sales, donations, and authentication of artwork and gifts of paintings by William Glackens, in addition to including personal correspondence with friends and family.
Correspondents in this series include: Laura (Mrs. Albert C.) Barnes, Ada Britton (cousin), Charles Buckley, Delaware Art Museum, Irene Dimock Fitzgerald (aunt), Kraushaar Gallery, Walt Kuhn, Vivian Liff, George Luks, Middlebrook family (in-laws), Stearns Morse, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Bennard Perlman, Eugenie Prendergast, Arnold T. Schwab, Helen (Mrs. John) Sloan, Ben Stitchfield (founder of the Nordica Memorial Association), and Williams College Museum of Art.
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Authentication of Paintings by William Glackens, 1975-1987
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9
Gifts of Paintings by William Glackens, 1955-1968
1
10
ACA Galleries - Authors Guild, Inc., 1967-1987
1
11
Barnes, Laura (Mrs. Albert C.), 1954-1960
1
12
Bagby - Brauer, 1973-1986
1
13
Britton, Ada - Buck, Robert F., 1973-1987
1
14
Buckley, Charles - Butterworth, W. Walton, 1967-1985
1
15
Carnegie Institute - Crawford, Billy (Mrs. Charles C.), 1976-1985
1
16
Davis, Roy - Dymoke, Colonel, 1975-1985
1
17
Ebsworth, Barney - Farrior, Terry (Mrs. John M.), 1975-1983
1
18
Fitzgerald, [Florence] Irene Dimock (aunt), 1925-1962
1
19
Fitzgerald, [Florence] Irene Dimock, Estate of, 1965
1
20
Flint Institute of Arts - Jenner, Judy, 1935-1986
1
21
Kraushaar Gallery
Correspondence, 1962-1986
1
22
Consignments, 1938-1988
1
23-24
Consignments, 1948-1971, undated
1
25-26
Statements, 1938-1986
1
27
Miscellaneous, 1961-1985
1
28
Kraushaar, Antoinette - Luks, George, 1922-1986
1
29
Maguire, Marian - Moreland, Saundra and Gary, 1922-1983
1
30
Morse, Stearns, 1952-1976
1
31-32
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale - New Orleans Museum of Art, 1978-1989
1
33
O'Gorman, James F. - Prendergast, Eugenie, 1975-1987
1
34
Saint Louis Museum of Art - Sinclair, 1923-1987
1
35
Skilton, John Davis - Sturgis, Walter Knight, 1938-1986
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36
Turner, Eva - Wilson, Edith I., 1938-1987
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37
Williams College Museum of Art - Zirkman, Al, 1971-1987
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38
Miscellaneous (unidentified correspondents), 1971-1987
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39

3: Writings, 1936-1982
0.2 linear feet
Boxes 1, 3

Writings are by Ira Glackens and others. Noteworthy writings include speeches, a memoir, and a short play by Ira Glackens, and family recollections of Edith Glackens. Essays written by John Bullard and Everett Shinn are also found here.
There is also a sound disc (lacquer) recording of William Glackens' accepting an award from the Carnegie Institute at its 1936 International Exhibition.
Writings are arranged by author.
This series has been scanned in its entirety. The sound recording has been digitized for research access.
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Bullard, John. "George Luks and William Glackens in Cuba", circa 1965-1980
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40
Glackens, Edith (Mrs. William). "Life and Antics of the Young Dimocks" and Other Family Recollections, circa 1965-1980
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41
Glackens, Ira
Autobiography, "The Porpoise Close Behind Me", circa 1965-1980
1
42
Play, "The Burden of Isis", circa 1965-1980
1
43
Speeches, 1964-1981
1
44
Glackens, William, Acceptance of Award from Carnegie International Exhibition, 1936
1 sound disc (lacquer)
Includes a rough transcript of the WJZ radio recording of Glackens' remarks when accepting the award. Oversized material housed in Box 3, Folder 1.
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45
Shinn, Everett. "More Sinned Against than Usual", circa 1936
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46
Various Authors. Miscellaneous Notes and Writings about William Glackens, 1963-1982
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47
Oversize Recording of William Glackens from Box 1, Folder 45, circa 1936
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4: Sansom Foundation, Inc., 1957-1973
0.2 linear feet
Box 2

Records of the Sansom Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1950 by Ira and Nancy Glackens to oversee their art interests, consist of annual reports, a charitable trust registration form, and financial and tax records.
Materials are arranged by document type.
The bulk of this series have been scanned. Routine financial materials have not been scanned.
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Annual Reports, 1968-1970
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1
Cancelled Checks (First National City Bank), 1967-1973
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2
Statements (First National City Bank), 1969-1973
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3
Expenses for Sales of Paintings by William Glackens, 1957-1968
2
4
Financial Summaries, 1956-1968
2
5
Investments
Shearson, Hammill and Co., 1967-1971
2
6
Wood, Struthers, and Winthrop, Inc., 1970-1971
2
7
Legal Document (registration of charitable trust), 1967
2
8
Tax Returns, 1967-1972
2
9

5: Printed Material, 1903-1989
0.6 linear feet
Boxes 2-3

Printed material includes catalogs of group and solo exhibitions featuring the work of William Glackens; clippings and miscellaneous printed items about William Glackens, other artists, Albert C. Barnes, and Ira Glackens; and books by Ira Glackens.
Printed material is arranged by record type.
Portions of this series have been scanned. In some cases exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
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Booklet,
Story of the Armory Show
by Walt Kuhn, 1938
Includes inscription by Walt Kuhn.
2
10
Books by Ira Glackens
Did Molly Pitcher Say That?: The Men and Women Who Made American History
, 1988
2
11
Measure of Sliding Sand
, 1976
2
12
Pope Joan: An Unorthodox Interlude
, 1965
2
13
Yankee Diva: Lillian Nordica and the Golden Days of Opera
, 1963
2
14
Clippings and Miscellaneous Printed Items
Albert C. Barnes, 1958
2
15
Ira Glackens, 1927-1976
2
16
William Glackens, 1933-1985
Oversized material housed in Box 3, Folder 2.
2
17
Other Artists, 1917-1989
2
18
Exhibition Catalogs, 1915-1987
2
19-20
Illustrations by William Glackens
Photocopies (items dated 1899-1913), circa 1960-1970
2
21
Saturday Evening Post
, circa 1903
2
22
Reproductions of Works by William Glackens, circa 1950-1976
2
23
Oversize Clippings of William Glackens from Box 2, Folder 17, circa 1933-1985
3
2

6: Scrapbook, 1956-1980
0.1 linear feet
Box 3

The scrapbook contains clippings about or mentioning William Glackens and reviews of Ira Glackens' books.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Scrapbook, 1956-1980
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7: Photographs, circa 1900-1986
0.3 linear feet
Box 2

Photographs of people include William Glackens, the Glackens family, and friends of Ira Glackens. A dismantled family album contains photos of family, friends, and travel scenes. Miscellaneous subjects are animals, landscapes, and buildings. Artwork represented is mainly by William Glackens, but also includes artwork by members of The Eight and other artists. Negatives are of photographs of William Glackens, family and friends, miscellaneous subjects and artwork.
Materials are arranged by subject.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Duplicates, blank versos of photographs, and reproductions of artwork have not been scanned.
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William Glackens, Family, and Friends, 1906-1940
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24-25
Family Album (disbound), 1925-1930
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26
Ira Glackens, Family, and Friends, circa 1900-1986
2
27
Miscellaneous Subjects, 1929-1974
2
28
Artwork
By William Glackens, circa 1960-1980
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By William Glackens and Others, circa 1960-1980
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30-31

8: Card Index of William Glackens' Paintings, circa 1940-1949
0.2 linear feet
Box 3

This index (on 3" x 5" cards), prepared by Ira Glackens, records details of artwork in William Glackens' estate.
Cards retain Ira Glackens' original arrangement.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Card Index of William Glackens' Paintings, circa 1940-1949
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