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Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2009, bulk 1940-2001

Contents and Arrangement

The Jacob Kainen papers are arranged into 11 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1922-2009
0.8 Linear feet
Boxes 1, 32

Biographical material includes applications, position descriptions, résumés, and a copy of the FBI report compiled on Kainen. Also contained are birth certificates, passports, biographical outlines, bibliographies, and lists of works by Jacob Kainen. A few personal business records such as artwork sales and art supply invoices are also found here. Additionally there is video footage of Kainen, primarily working in his studio, found on five videocassettes.
Description Container Select
80th Birthday, circa 1989-1990
1
1
Agreements, 1972-1974
1
2
Applications and Forms, 1964-1967, undated
1
3
Biographical Documents, 1969-1996
1
4
Biographical Documents, circa 1954-1999
32
1
Biographical Documents, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1938-1983
1
5
Biographical Documents, Ruth Cole Kainen, circa 1922-2009
32
2
Biographical Outlines, 1975-1991, undated
1
6
Collection of Paul and Judith Kainen, 1967
32
3
Copyright, 1982
1
7
Estate of Ruth and Jacob Kainen, 2001-2002
32
4
Exhibition Information, undated
1
8
FBI Report, 1948-1955
1
9-13
Footage of Jacob Kainen, circa 1988-1999
1 videocassettes (betacam)
4 videocassettes (vhs)
1
14-15
Guest Book, ACA Gallery, 1940
1
16
Guest Book, Equitable Gallery, circa 1994
1
17
Lists of Artwork, circa 1990s-2001
1
18
Obituaries, Jacob Kainen, 2001
32
5
Old Consignment Lists, 1974-1982
1
19
Old Consignment Lists, 1973, 1993
32
6
Old Print Price Lists, 1976-1981
1
20
Painting Information, undated
1
21
Position Descriptions, 1961, undated
1
22
Prints on Consignment, Lunn Gallery, 1977-1983
1
23
Print Sales, 1968-1980
1
24
Résumés, 1939-1989, undated
1
25
Retrospective Pricelist, circa 1990
32
7
Supply/Art Invoices, circa 1969-1981
1
26
Taxes, IRS, 1971-2004
32
8
Who's Who Biography, 1999
1
27
Miscellaneous, 1939-1978, undated
1
28

Series 2: Correspondence/Subject Files , 1936-2003
11.8 Linear feet
Boxes 1-12, 32-33

Found here is Kainen's personal and professional correspondence to and from family members, friends, scholars, artists, curators, and students. There is a significant amount of material dealing with exhibitions, donations, gifts, and appraisals of items from Kainen's art collection. Some notable correspondents include Clement Greenberg, Stuart Davis, and S.W. Hayter. A substantial amount of correspondence was written and received exclusively by Ruth Cole Kainen. The series contains some photographs, printed material, and handmade cards. Also found are two videocassettes documenting an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, one videocassette documentary about artist Martin Reis, and one sound cassette regarding artist George McNeil.
The correspondence files and subject files were combined into one series as in the original arrangement by the Kainen's. In most cases, the correspondence was originally arranged alphabetically by the correspondent's name, but there were a few files included in the original series that were filed by subject and contained correspondence relating to a specific topic or event. Correspondents with fewer than five letters are filed alphabetically in miscellaneous folders.
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Unidentifiable and Illegible, 1963-2000, undated
1
29
Unidentifiable and Illegible, circa 1979-2008
33
25
3M Center, 1972
1
30
Abbeville Press, 1984
1
31
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 1974-1989, undated
1
32
Acton, David, 1988-1997, undated
1
33-34
Adas Israel Congregation, 1997-2002
1
35
Addison Gallery of American Art (see also Reynolds, Jock), 1990-2002
1
36-40
Agee, William, 1992-2001, undated
1
41-43
Air France, 1977-1980
32
9
Allen, Darick, 1989-1998
1
44
Allen, Jane Addams, 1983-1990
1
45
Allentuck, Marcia Epstein, 1986-1999
1
46
Amen, Irving , 1957-1991
1
47
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1992
1
48
Annex Galleries, 1990-1996
1
49
Appraisals, 1967-1980, undated
1
50-51
Archives of American Art, circa 1982-2007
32
10-12
Arnold, William N., 1979-1987
1
52
Arosemena, Justo, 1958-1995
1
53
Art in America, 1978-1995
1
54
Art Institute of Chicago (see also Joachim, Harold), 1982-1999
1
55
Art in the Embassies, 1970-1985, undated
2
1-2
Art on Paper, 1999
2
3
Art News, 1974-1995
2
4
Art Supply Inventories, 1974-1992, undated
2
5-6
Art Supply Sources, 1972-1982, undated
2
7-8
Associated American Artists, 1978
2
9
Associated American Artists, 1982-1996
32
13
Atelier Lacouriere et Frelaut, 1976-1978
2
10
Australian National Gallery, 1985-1989, undated
2
11-12
Avery, Sally, 1975-1994, undated
2
13
Ayoroa, Rudy, circa 1975-1977
2
14
Miscellaneous A: Abrams-Anyos, circa 1943-2001
2
15
Miscellaneous A: Ari-Award in the Visual Arts, 1968-1998, undated
2
16
Miscellaneous A, circa 1978-2006
32
14
Bachman, Gertrude, 1977-1980
2
17
Baker, Fred, 2003,2004
32
15
Bain, Iain, 1979-1982
2
18
Baltimore Museum of Art (see also Carlson, Victor), 1948-2003, undated
2
19-25
Baro, Gene (see also Brooklyn Museum), 1974-1982
2
26
Baumgartner Galleries, 1984-1987, undated
2
27
Bayley Art Museum, 1999-2001, undated
2
28
Bedford Books, 1995-1996
2
29
Benson, Timothy O. , circa 2005-2008
32
16
Bergen, D. Thomas, 1986-1988
2
30
Berkman, Lillian, 1970-2000, undated
2
31
Berkowitz, Leon, circa 1953
32
17
Berman, Avis, 1980-2002, undated
2
32-42
Berry, Max N. and Heidi L., 1992-2001
2
43
Berry, Timothy, 1976-1994
2
44
Bindman, David, 1990-2003, undated
2
45
Black, Peter, 1991-1992, undated
2
46
Blitz, Nelson and Catherine, 1986-1991
2
47
Bloom, Max and Pearl, 1980-1994, undated
2
48
Bourgin, Simon, circa 1953-2008
32
18
Bowman, Ruth, 1977-1978
2
49
Brandt, Mortimer, 1966-1986
32
19
Branner, Bernard, 1971-1977
2
50
Brie, Roxanne, 1977-1999, undated
2
51
Brimer, John, 1970-1971
32
20
British Museum (see also Griffiths, Antony V.), 1984-2002
2
52-53
Brooklyn Museum, 1974-1999
2
54-55
Broun, Elizabeth (see also Smithsonian American Art Museum), 1984-2001, undated
2
56-60
Bullard, John, 1975-1989
2
61
Butler, Bryce, 1957-1984
2
62-68
Butler, Bryce, 1985-2001
3
1-5
Butler, Elizabeth C., 1974-2000, undated
3
6-8
Miscellaneous B: Badgley-Bealle, 1947-2002, undated
3
9
Miscellaneous B: Beaumont-Braude, 1950-1997, undated
3
10
Miscellaneous B: Breeskin-Butterfield, 1962-2001, undated
3
11
Miscellaneous B, 1975-2009
32
21
Campbell, Lawrence, 1983-1985, undated
3
12
Carey, Frances, 1981-2000, undated
3
13-16
Carey, Frances, 1984-2003
32
22
Carlson, Victor, 1977-1989
3
17
Carmean, E.A., Jr., 1984-1995, undated
3
18
Cate, Phillip Dennis, 1974-1991
3
19
Chambers, Joy, 1993-1999, undated
3
20
Charles Brand Machinery Inc., 1968-1987, undated
3
21
Childs, Bernard and Judith, 1966-2002
3
22
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1961-1975
3
23
Christian Science Monitor, 1966-1974
32
23
Clark, Michael, 1974-2001, undated
3
24
Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Paul, 1983, undated
3
25
Cole, Phoebe, 1961-2001, undated
3
26-30
Cole, Sylvan, 1967-1997
3
31
Cole, Teden, 1963-1983
3
32
Columbia Festival of the Arts, 1996, undated
3
33
Condolences, 2001, undated
3
34-38
Conroy, Sarah Booth, 1970-2000
3
39
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 1978-1991, undated
3
40
Corcoran Gallery of Art (see also Levy, David), 1949-2001, undated
3
41-49
Cowart, Jack (see also National Gallery of Art), 1988-1997
3
50
Cyril, Ruth, 1955-1974, undated
3
51
Miscellaneous C: Cabral-Christie's, 1948-2001, undated
3
52
Miscellaneous C: Cincinnati-Conisbee, 1957-2001, undated
3
53
Miscellaneous C: Conroy-Czestochowski, 1971-1996, undated
3
54
Miscellaneous C, 1974-2008
32
24
Davidson Galleries, 1988, undated
3
55
Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Gene, 1966-1988, undated
3
56-57
Dean, Charles R., 2000-2002
4
1
Dean, Hilliard, 1977-1999, undated
4
2-3
Delgado-Restrepo, Gloria, 1977-1981
4
4
Desjobert, circa 1976
4
5
Dickerson Combination Press, 1977-1987, undated
4
6
Dineen, Tom, 1974-1988, undated
4
7
Disney, Jean, 1963-1985
4
8
Donovan, Bobby, 1981-2002, undated
4
9
Donovan, Bobby, circa 2001-2006
32
25
Drewes, Werner and Maria, 1969-2000, undated
4
10
Driskell, David C., 1983-2002
4
11
Drysdale, Nancy, 1991-1999
4
12
Dube, Dr. Wolf-Dieter, 1981-1990
4
13
Miscellaneous D: Da Capo Press-Day, 1964-2002
4
14
Miscellaneous D: DeAngelis-Dixon, 1972-2000, undated
4
15
Miscellaneous D: Dolan-Dyke, 1953-1999, undated
4
16
Miscellaneous D, 2000-2003
32
26
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1963-1977
4
17
Elkins, William and Connie, 1983-2003
4
18
Elz, Ingeborg, 1986-1993, undated
4
19
Epstein, Sarah (Sally) G., 1976-1994
4
20
Equitable Gallery, 1993-1994, undated
4
21
Miscellaneous E: Early-Evergood, 1940-2002, undated
4
22
Farmer, Jane M., 1978-1991
4
23
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1992-1996, undated
4
24
Fern, Alan and Lois, 1982-2000
4
25
Fernandez, Tomas J., 1979-1992, undated
4
26
Ferry, Carmen, 1973-1988, undated
4
27
Field, Richard S., 1972-2000, undated
4
28-31
Fielding, Mrs. A.W., 1975-1981
4
32
Fine, Ruth, 1973-2002, undated
4
33-34
Firestone, Susan, 1983-1991, undated
4
35
Fisher, Jay, 2005, 2007
32
27
Fitzpatrick, James F. and Sandra, 1988-2000
4
36
Fleming, Lee, 1988-1999, undated
4
37
Flint, Janet (see also Hirschl & Alder Galleries, Inc.), 1972-1997, undated
4
38
Fogg Art Museum, 1979-1998
4
39
Fontaine, John Clovis and Elizabeth E., 1994-2001, undated
4
40
Forgey, Mr. Benjamin, 1975-1995
4
41
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 1994-2000, undated
4
42-44
Foucheux, Rick, 1997-2000, undated
4
45
Frampton, George T. and Betsy K., 1989-2001, undated
4
46
Franz Bader, Inc., 1965-1993, undated
4
47
French, Elisabeth, 1970-2002, undated
4
48
Friedman, Herman P., 1974-1994, undated
4
49
Friedman, Sylvia, 1966-1995, undated
4
50
Frohlich, Newton, 1966-1995
4
51-55
Fuller, Martin B., 1944-1968, undated
4
56
Fund for Democracy and Development, 1992, undated
4
57
Miscellaneous F: Farber-Flynn, 1969-2002, undated
4
58
Miscellaneous F: Folger-Fuchs, 1956-1997, undated
4
59
Miscellaneous F, circa 1968-2009
32
28
Garner, Keith and Constance, 1962-1966
4
60
General Services Administration, 1988-1990
4
61
Georgetown University, 1985-2002, undated
4
62
George Washington University, 1944-1994
4
63
Gibson, Eric, 1990-1998, undated
4
64
Gichner, Lawrence E., 1983-1990
4
65
Gilbert, Dr. Creighton, 1973-1978
4
66
Gilkey, Gordon W. (see also Pacific Northwest College of Art), 1971-2000, undated
4
67-70
Gilliam, Sam, Jr., 1976-1999, undated
4
71
Goddard, Stephen, 1998-2001
4
72
Gorky, Arshile (see also Fielding, Mrs. A.W.), 1969-1993, undated
4
73-74
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1964-1988
4
75
Graffman, Gary and Naomi, 1974-1992, undated
4
76
Greenberg, Amy, 1980-1981
5
1
Greenberg, Clement, 1972-1993
5
2-3
Greenwald, Bernard (contains handmade cards), 1972-1999, undated
5
4-8
Griffith, Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, 1953-1979
5
9
Griffiths, Antony V. (see also British Museum), 1983-2003, undated
5
10-20
Groschwitz, Gustave von, 1973-1990
5
21
Guston, Philip, 1971-2000, undated
5
22
Miscellaneous G: Gagosian-Gilmour, 1967-2000, undated
5
23
Miscellaneous G: Glackens-Graham, 1954-1998
5
24
Miscellaneous G: Grana-Gumpert, 1953-2001, undated
5
25
Miscellaneous G, 1971-2007
32
29
Halesz, Piri, 1980-2002, undated
5
26-30
Halfant, Jules, 1980-1997, undated
5
31
Handler, Mr. and Mrs. George R., 1960-1972
5
32
Harrison, Carol (contains photographs), 1986-2002, undated
5
33-37
Hart, Harold, 1967-1999, undated
5
38
Hayter, S.W., 1979-2002
5
39-43
Hayter, Stanley William, circa 1973-1990
32
30
Hemingway, Andrew, 2001, 1993-1998
5
44
Higginson, Genevra (see also National Gallery of Art), 1990-1999, undated
5
45
Hines, Mr. and Mrs. Felrath, 1975-1999
5
46
Hiratsuka, Un-ichi, 1995-2001, undated
5
47
Hirschl & Alder Galleries, Inc., 1987-2001, undated
5
48
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (see also Millard, Charles W.), 1975-1999, undated
5
49
Hitch, Ken and Kiyo, 1989-2000, undated
5
50
Holden, Donald, 1968-2002
5
51-53
Holladay, Mrs. Wilhelmina (Billie), 1977-2001, undated
5
54-56
Holladay, Winton Smoot, 1978-1995, undated
5
57
Hom, Jem and Betty, 1970-2001
5
58
Hopps, Walter, 1975-2002, undated
5
59-60
Hudson, Andrew, 1974-1985
6
1
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, 1995
6
2
Miscellaneous H: Haas-Hayes, 1968-1998, undated
6
3
Miscellaneous H: Heller-Hitchings, 1953-2002, undated
6
4
Miscellaneous H: Hoffman-Hynes, 1973-2001, undated
6
5
Miscellaneous H, 1975-2006
32
31
Independent Curators Incorporated, 1972-1982, undated
6
6-9
Internal Revenue Service, 1949-1992
6
10-11
Miscellaneous I: Iglicki-Istomin, 1955-1999, undated
6
12
Jackson, John Baptist, 1954-1964, undated
6
13-14
James Smithson Society, 1977-1980
6
15
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 1980-1985, undated
6
16
Joachim, Harold, 1977-1982, undated
6
17
Johnson, Una E., 1973-1981
6
18
Jordon, Jim, 1975-1982, undated
6
19-20
Julian, Ruth Reece, 1967-1996
6
21
Miscellaneous J: Jacks-Jessup, 1978-2002, undated
6
22
Miscellaneous J: Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore-Juscik, 1974-1992, undated
6
23
Kainen, Bertha, 1956-2000, undated
6
24-27
Kainen, Dan , 1956-2003, undated
6
28-35
Kainen, Dan and Karen, circa 2003-2007
32
32
Kainen, Jacob (to Ruth Cole Kainen), circa 1968-1980s
32
33
Kainen, Paul , 1956-2002, undated
6
36-43
Kainen, Robert, 1977-1995
6
44
Kainen, Ruth Cole (contains letters to/from Jacob Kainen), 1968-1974, undated
6
45
Kainen, Ruth Cole (with Family), circa 1951-1968
32
34
Kainen, Sy, 1954-1994, undated
6
46
Kainen, Virginia, 1993-2002, undated
6
47
Kantor, Lou, 1936-1964, undated
6
48-49
Kaplan, Ruth, 1982-1993, undated
6
50
Ketterer, Roman Norbert, circa 1975-2002
32
35-38
Kimmelman, Peter, 1992-1999
6
51
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig (Kainen Collection), circa 1988-2008
32
39
Kleinholz, Frank, 1943-1972
6
52
Kokkinen, Eila, 1969-1978
6
53
Koston, Dina (see also Theater Chamber Players of Kennedy Center), 1997-2002
6
54
Krasnow, Iris, 1980-2001, undated
6
55
Kucera, Greg, 1987-1988, undated
6
56
Kurosaki, Akira, 1975-1978
6
57
Miscellaneous K: Kainen-Karpinski, 1943-2000, undated
6
58
Miscellaneous K: Kellogg-Knox, 1954-2002, undated
6
59
Miscellaneous K: Kogod-Kuspit, 1957-2001, undated
6
60
Miscellaneous K, 2009
32
40
Lab School of Washington, 1990-1996, undated
6
61
Laget, Mokha, 1988-1993, undated
6
62
Landau, David, 1983-1995
6
63
Landfall Press Inc., 1972-2002
6
64-65
Lapinski, Tadeusz, 1968-1984, undated
7
1-5
Legislation Regarding Artists, 1974-1976
7
6
Leiter, Andrew B., 1999-2000
7
7
Lerner, Al, 1985-1995
7
8
Lesser, Rudi, 1951-1991, undated
7
9
Levin, Harry G., 1968-1998, undated
7
10-11
Levy, David C. (see also Corcoran Gallery of Art), 1991-2002
7
12
Lewis, Golda, 1971-1995
7
13
Lewis, Jo Ann, 1976-2002
7
14
Lewis, Karen, 1980-2001, undated
7
15-16
Library of Congress, 1981-1997
7
17
London, circa 1990s
32
41
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1984-1995
7
18-19
Lowe, Harry, 1973-1994, undated
7
20
Lowman, Lynn Karn, 1975-1990, undated
7
21-22
Lozowich, Mrs. Adele, 1974-1994
7
23
Lunn, Harry, Jr., 1970-1998, undated
7
24-26
Miscellaneous L: Landau-Leich, 1955-1999, undated
7
27
Miscellaneous L: Leigman-Levy, 1944-1999, undated
7
28
Miscellaneous L: Lewison-Lowy, 1954-1993, undated
7
29
Miscellaneous L, circa 1990-2008
32
42
Mandle, Roger, 1989-1998
7
30
Mapplethorpe, Robert, circa 1989-1990
32
43
Mapplethorpe, Robert, circa 1989-1990
33
1
Markel, Kathryn, 1974-1989
7
31
Marquardt, Virginia H., 1980-1983
7
32
Martha White Gallery, 1982-1984, undated
7
33
Martin, Richard, 1976-1992
7
34
Maryland Art Place, 1990-1991
7
35
Maryland School of Art and Design, 1973, undated
7
36
Mason, Arthur, Esq., 1974-1993
7
37
Mattatuck Museum, 1963-2001, undated
7
38-41
McCosh, David and Anne, 1963-2000
7
42
McCulloch, Frank and Edie, 1975-1994
7
43
McNeil, George, 1946-1995, undated
Includes 1 sound cassette.
7
44-48
McPherson, Mr. and Mrs. William, 1976-2002, undated
7
49
Memorial Service, 2001, undated
7
50-52
Meredith Long Contemporary, 1979-1996, undated
7
53
Metropolitan Museum of Art (see also Walker, William B.), 1973-1998
7
54
Middendorf Gallery, 1977-1994, undated
7
55-56
Millard, Charles W., 1986-1997
7
57
Millon, Hank and Judy, 1990-2002
7
58
Montgomery College, 1979-2000, undated
7
59
Moore, Mrs. Keiko H., 1976-2001
7
60
Moorhead, Desiree, 1977-2008
33
2
Morrison, Keith, 1983-1985, undated
7
61
Morse, Peter, 1968-1993, undated
7
62-64
Muhlert, Jan K., 1976-1985, undated
7
65
Müller, Hans and Hildi, 1977-1983, undated
7
66
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1970-1995
7
67
Museum of Modern Art, 1973-1997, undated
7
68
Miscellaneous M: MacDonald-McClelland, 1954-1998, undated
8
1
Miscellaneous M: McClintic-Meyerowitz, 1954-1992, undated
8
2
Miscellaneous M: Miceh-Morella, 1944-2002, undated
8
3
Miscellaneous M: Morgan-Myers, 1943-2001, undated
8
4
Miscellaneous M, circa 1955-2003
33
3
National Gallery of Art (see also Fine, Ruth), 1944-2003, undated
Includes 2 videocassettes (VHS).
8
5-24
National Gallery of Art, circa 1985
33
4
National Museum of American History, 1986-2001
8
25-26
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1982-2002, undated
8
27-29
National Portrait Gallery (see also Fern, Alan and Lois), 2001-2003
8
30
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 1986-1995
8
31
New Art Examiner, 1986-1989, undated
8
32
New Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1978-1991, undated
8
33-35
Nordland, Gerald, 1966-1998, undated
8
36-40
Northrup, C. Van, 1979-1988, undated
8
41-42
Nouvelles de l'Estampe, 1988-1991, undated
8
43
Miscellaneous N: Naifeh- New Republic, 1964-2002, undated
8
44
Miscellaneous N: New York Review-Nunnally, 1977-2001, undated
8
45
Miscellaneous N, 1990, 2002
33
5
Oberhuber, Konrad, 1976-1991, undated
8
46
O'Connell, George, 1974-1992, undated
8
47
O'Connor, Francis V., 1967-1997, undated
8
48-49
Orbeck, Jay, 1973-1997, undated
8
50-51
Ortner, Mary, 1980-1981
8
52
Miscellaneous O: Oebser-Ostroff, 1954-1993, undated
8
53
Miscellaneous O, 1974
33
6
Pace, Stephen and Pamela, 1986-1999
8
54
Pacific Northwest College of Art (see also Gilkey, Gordon W.), 1989-2001, undated
8
55
Parkhurst, Charles, 1975-1999, undated
8
56-58
Parties, 1977-1989, undated
8
59-61
Perlow, Katharina Rich, 1999-2003, undated
9
1
Perlow, Katharina Rich, 2003
33
7
Phillips, Matt, 1971-1999, undated
9
2
Phillips Collection, 1979-1999, undated
9
3-7
Picard, Ben M., 1974-1985
9
8
Pielage, Jozef, 1961-1980
9
9
Pink, Marilyn, 1978-2001, undated
9
10-11
Pirog, John, 1981
9
12
Pollack, Jerome, 1943-2001, undated
9
13-16
Portland Art Museum, 1973-2003, undated
9
17-24
Powell, Richard J., 1988-1996
9
25-26
Prather, Marla, 1990-2001, undated
9
27
Pratt Institute, 1969-2000, undated
9
28-29
Preilipper, Klaus, 1978-1995
9
30
Presler, Dr. Gerd, circa 2004-2009
33
8
Press, Alan and Dorothy, 1978-1987, undated
9
31
Print Collector's Newsletter, 1973-1995
9
32
Print Council of America, 1981-2000
9
33
Provence, France, circa 1992-1993
33
9
Purcell, Ann, 1981-1996, undated
9
34-36
Pyramid Atlantic, 1988-1995
9
37
Miscellaneous P: Pakistan American Cultural Centre-Petrone, 1953-2001, undated
9
38
Miscellaneous P: Phillips Memorial Gallery-Pyritz, 1942-2002, undated
9
39
Miscellaneous P, circa 1976-2009
33
10
Miscellaneous Q: Queens Museum-Quiroz, 1979-2003
9
40
Rahman, Mira, 1976-1990, undated
9
41
Rahman, Mira and Inam, 1978-1987
33
11
Rand, Archie, 1979-1989, undated
9
42
Rand, Harry, 1978-2002, undated
9
43-47
Recommendations, 1950-1994, undated
9
48-49
Remington, Gale, 1961-1963, undated
9
50
Renan, Doris, 1984-1996
9
51
Reynolds, Jock, 1984-2002, undated
9
52-60
Riabov, George, 1976-1989, undated
9
61
Richard, Paul, 1975-1998
9
62
Ries, Martin, 1993-2000, undated
Includes 1 videocassette (VHS).
10
1-2
Robbins, Warren M., 1973-1994, undated
10
3
Rodwin, Lloyd, 1977-1995
10
4
Rogers, Lynne (Taylor Maxwell), circa 1985-2009
33
12
Roko Gallery, 1963-1975
10
5
Romero, Enrique, 1977-1982
10
6
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 1994-1996, undated
10
7-8
Rosenberg, Harold, 1969-1979
10
9
Rosenberg, Sam, 1971-1979
10
10
Rosenthal, Mark, 1994-1996
10
11
Ross, Betty, 1979-1985, undated
10
12
Rudd, Eric, 1981-1998
10
13
Rutgers University (see also Cate, Phillip Dennis), 1991-2002
10
14
Miscellaneous R: Rackus-Rewald, 1953-1997, undated
10
15
Miscellaneous R: Reynolts-Rose, 1943-1994, undated
10
16
Miscellaneous R: Rosenbaum-Rutberg, 1950-2001, undated
10
17
Miscellaneous R, circa 1984-2007
33
13
Sachs, Sidney, 1979-1980, undated
10
18
Saint Louis Art Museum, 1992-1994
10
19
Saz, Ruth, 1978-1979, undated
10
20
Schaar, Eckhard, 1976-1980, undated
10
21
Schrag, Karl , 1945-1995
10
22
Scott, David, 1967-2000
10
23
Selle, Carol, 1979-1982, undated
10
24
Shestack, Alan, 1973-2001, undated
10
25
Shikes, Ralph, 1967-1974
10
26
Simms, Richard A., 1997-1998
10
27
Sir Deutsch Gallery, 1981-1990
10
28
Sloan, Helen, 1971-1991
10
29
Smallwood, Michael, 1976-1986
10
30
Smith, David, 1952
10
31
Smith, Robert, 1996
33
14
Smithsonian American Art Museum (see also Broun, Elizabeth), 1966-2002, undated
10
32-51
Smithsonian Institution, 1942-2001, undated
10
52-54
Smithsonian Institution Loyalty Board, 1942-1954, undated
10
55
Smithsonian Institution Resident Associate Program, 1989-1992, undated
10
56
Solman, Joseph, 1939-1998, undated
10
57-58
Soto, Ofelia, 1978-1986
10
59
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 1979-1989, undated
10
60
Southern Graphics Council, 1996-2002, undated
10
61
Soyer, Raphael, 1964-2000
10
62
Spender, Matthew, 1994-2000, undated
10
63
Stasik, Andrew, 1968-2001, undated
11
1
Steinberg, Dr. Leo, 1979-2001, undated
11
2-3
Steinberg, Dr. Leo, 2003-2006
33
15
Stevenson, Ruth, 2002, 2003
33
16
Strick, Jeremy and Wendy, 1988-1999
11
4
Sundell, Michael G. and Nina, 1977-1999, undated
11
5-6
Sutherland, David, 1982-1994, undated
11
7-8
Sutherland, David, circa 1986
33
17
Swift, Mary, 1975-1999
11
9
Syracuse University, 1982-1995
11
10
Miscellaneous S: Sachs-Schenck, 1953-2000, undated
11
11
Miscellaneous S: Schlesinger-Shiff, 1974-2001, undated
11
12
Miscellaneous S: Sidwell-Solinger, 1959-2001, undated
11
13
Miscellaneous S: Spanierman-Symmes, 1977-2002, undated
11
14
Miscellaneous S, circa 1967-2008
33
18
Tamarind Institute, 1979-1999, undated
11
15
Taylor, Lisa, 1975-1994, undated
11
16
Taylor, Prentiss, 1949-2002, undated
11
17-18
Tejera, Victorino, 1959-1994, undated
11
19-20
Theater Chamber Players of Kennedy Center, 1985-1997, undated
11
21-22
Thomas, Sidney, 1976-1983, 1949
11
23
Thorton, Valerie, 1979-1996, undated
11
24-26
Tibbs, Thurlow, 1996
33
19
Tighe, Mary Ann S., 1973-1993, undated
11
27
Travis, Isabelle Dervaux, 1988-1991
11
28
Truitt, Anne, 1993-2001
11
29
Tunick, David, 1979-1992
11
30
Tyler, Francine, 1988-1992
11
31
Miscellaneous T: Taggart-Thrash, 1956-2000, undated
11
32
Miscellaneous T: Tobias-Tydlacka, 1975-1995, undated
11
33
Miscellaneous T, circa 1984-2005
33
20
University of Maryland, 1963-1996, undated
11
34
University of Oregon, 1966-2001, undated
11
35-37
University of Pittsburgh, 1965-1979
11
38
Upton, Richard, 1969-1997, undated
11
39
Miscellaneous U: Underwood-Ury, 1939-1990, undated
11
40
Veinus, Abraham, 1944-2001, undated
11
41-43
Veinus, Peter S., 1983-1984, undated
11
44
Venezuelans, 1977-1979
11
45
Vigtel, Gudmund, 1983-1990
11
46
Vogel, Joseph, circa 1970-1995, undated
11
47
Miscellaneous V: Vaghi-Vienna Arts Society, Inc., 1977-2002, undated
11
48
Walker, Barry, 1974-1998
11
49
Walker, William B., 1975-1993
11
50
Wang, Ming, 1974-2000, undated
11
51
Washington Moscow Art Exchange, 1988-1990, undated
11
52
Washington Post, 1972-2003, undated
11
53
Washington Print Club, 1980-1997, undated
11
54
Washington Project for the Arts (see also Reynolds, Jock), 1975-1995, undated
11
55-57
Waterbury Hall of Fame, 1996-1998, undated
11
58
Wayne, June, 1983-2000
11
59
Weber, Joanne , 1957-2000, undated
11
60-61
Wenniger, Mary Ann, 1976-1983, undated
11
62
Weintraub, Jacob and Barbara, 1979-1993
11
63
Weissman, Julian, 1981-2003, undated
11
64
Wheatley, Tracey, 2003
33
21
White, Christopher, circa 1975-1981
11
65
Whitehead, John and Nancy, 1994-1997, undated
11
66
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1972-1996, undated
11
67
Whyte, Angus, 1973-1990, undated
12
1
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, 1983-1985, undated
12
2
Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Dave H., 1986-1999, undated
12
3
Williams, Gil, 1973
12
4
Winter, Ann, 1959-1962, undated
12
5
Works Progress Administration, 1944-1995, undated
12
6
Wright, Richard, 1982-2001, undated
12
7
Miscellaneous W: Wackers-Watrous, 1946-2002, undated
12
8
Miscellaneous W: Wattenmaker-White, 1952-2002, undated
12
9
Miscellaneous W: Wiener-Wright, 1949-2000, undated
12
10
Miscellaneous W, 1959-2009
33
22
Yale University (see also Field, Richard S.), 1983-2003
12
11
Young, Gene, 1997-2002, undated
12
12
Yourieva, Mrs. Tatiana, 1972-1997, undated
12
13
Yunker, Adja, 1948-1990, undated
12
14
Miscellaneous Y: Yanosky-Young, 1976-1990, undated
12
15
Miscellaneous Y, 1976-2005
33
23
Zabriskie Gallery, 1974-1981
12
16
Zevin, Lillian, 1978-1993
12
17
Miscellaneous Z: Zerner-Zigrosser, 1969-1993
12
18
Miscellaneous Z, 1970-2004
33
24

Series 3: Writings , circa 1920s-2002
1.6 Linear feet
Boxes 12-13, 33

The series contains writings by and about Jacob Kainen. Writings by Jacob Kainen include articles, essays, introductions to exhibition catalogs, lectures, statements, short stories as well as lists, notes, and rough drafts of speeches and essays. Also included are lectures given by Jacob Kainen. Writings by others include essays, a thesis and dissertation about Jacob Kainen, and extensive writings by Ruth Cole Kainen.
The series has been divided into 2 subseries:
  • 3.1: Writings by Jacob Kainen, circa 1920s-2000
  • 3.2: Writings by Others, circa 1972-2002
3.1: Writings by Jacob Kainen, circa 1920s-2000
Writings by Jacob Kainen include essays about Arshile Gorky, Raphael Soyer, John Dowell, and the Works Progress Administration. Mainstream art, New York in the 1930s, and art in the 1930s are topics addressed in the lectures included in this series. Also found is poetry written by Jacob Kainen as well as several of his pocket notebooks and travel notebooks.
Description Container
Articles and Essays, 1966-1968, undated
12
19-20
Draft Letter to the Editor, circa 1994
12
21
Exhibition Catalogs, 1953-1986, undated
12
22
Lectures, 1978-1988
12
23-29
Lists, 1964-1988, undated
12
30
Notes, 1946-1995, undated
12
31-32
Notes and Research Material on Velazquez, circa 1980s
12
33-34
Notes Regarding Talks, circa 1970s-1990s
33
26
Poetry, circa 1990s, circa 1920s-1930s
12
35
Rough Drafts, 1976-1995, undated
12
36-37
Short Stories, undated
12
38-39
Statements, 1952-1989, undated
12
40
Miscellaneous, 1939-2000, undated
12
41-43
Notebooks, circa 1980s-1994
12
44-46
12
47
Notebook, 1930s WPA, De Kooning , 1990s
12
47
Pocket Notebooks, circa 1980s-1990s
12
48-50
Travel Notebooks, 1956, 1985-1986
12
51-53
Travel Notebooks, 1988-1994
13
1-5
3.2: Writings by Others, circa 1940s-2009
The subseries contains writings about Jacob Kainen's painting, the Graphic Arts Division of the Works Progress Administration, the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Graphic Arts, and Jacob Kainen's art collection. Also found are extensive writings by Ruth Cole Kainen about her husband and about their art collection.
Description Container
Berman, Avis, 1992
13
6-9
Griffiths, Antony V., undated
13
10
Holladay, Winton Smoot, 1974
13
11-17
Kainen, Ruth Cole, Exhibition Catalog Essay, National Gallery of Art, circa 1985
33
27
Kainen, Ruth Cole, "How I Began Collecting", circa 2007-2008
33
28
Kainen, Ruth Cole, "Life With Jacob", circa 2000
33
29
Kainen, Ruth Cole, Memoirs of Collecting, 1997
33
30
Kainen, Ruth Cole, on Collecting, circa 2000-2009
33
31
Kainen, Ruth Cole, regarding Jacob Kainen, 1972-2002
13
18-19
Kainen, Ruth Cole, Notes, circa 1970s-1990s
13
20
Kainen, Ruth Cole, Notes, circa 1976-1997
33
32-33
Kainen, Ruth Cole, "RC Kainen Collection", circa 1990s
13
21
Kainen, Ruth Cole, Miscellaneous Early Writings and Academic Work, circa 1940s
33
34-35
Maxfield, David, undated
13
22
Seaton, Elizabeth Gaede, 2000
13
23-30
Wright, Helena E., 2000
13
31

Series 4: Diaries , circa 1952-2004
10 Linear feet
Boxes 13-18, 33-38

The series includes more informal writings by Jacob Kainen: diary entries, journal entries, and two dismantled journal notebooks. Ruth Cole Kainen's extensive diary entries about Jacob Kainen and their life, which consist of fragments and complete entries, are also included in this series. A large portion of Mrs. Kainen's diary entries deal with Jacob Kainen's two sons and with his retrospectives. Ruth Kainen edited, annotated, and revised her diary entries, so draft fragments, notes, and revised versions are included.
A second subseries of diary entries are entirely by Ruth Cole Kainen, and cross-filed according to topics and people, arranged alphabetically.
4.1: Diary Entries, circa 1952-2004
Description Container
Diary Entries, 1952-1993
13
32
Diary Entries, 1953
33
36
Diary Entries, 1992
33
37
Journal Entries (contains three drawings by Jacob Kainen), 1952-1954, undated
13
33
Dismantled Notebook, 1956
13
34-37
Dismantled Notebook, 1962
13
38-40
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1975
13
41-44
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1975
33
38
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1976
13
45-50
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1976
14
1-3
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1976
33
39-40
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1977
14
4-11
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1977
34
1
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1978
14
12-14
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1978
34
2
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1979
14
15-19
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1979
34
3
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1980
14
20-21
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1980
15
1-5
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1980
34
4
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1981
15
6-17
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1981
34
5
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1982
15
18-24
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1982
16
1
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1982
34
6
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1983
16
2-6
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1983
34
7
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1984
16
7-10
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1984
34
8
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1985
16
11-14
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1985
34
9
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1986
16
15
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1987
16
16
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1988
16
17-19
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1988
34
10
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1989
16
20-23
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1989
34
11
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1990
17
1-3
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1991
17
4-6
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1991
34
12
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1992
17
7-8
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1992
34
13
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1993
17
9-11
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1993
34
14
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1994
17
12-15
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1995
17
16
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1996
17
17-19
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1996
34
15
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1997
17
20-21
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1998
17
22-24
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1998
34
16
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1999
17
25-26
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1999
34
17
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 2000-2004
18
1-5
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 2000
34
18
Diary Entries, Ruth Cole Kainen, 2001
34
19
Unsorted Draft Diary Fragments, Ruth Cole Kainen, 1975-2003
18
6-7
Notes for Diaries, Ruth Cole Kainen, circa 1970s-1990s
18
8-15
4.2: Diary Subject Files, circa 1952-2004
Description Container
Abelson, Alison, 1981-1982
34
20
Addams, Jane (Derek and New Art Examiner), 1989
34
21
Agee, William C., 1992
34
22
American Dealers, 1976
34
23
American Museums, 1975
34
24
American University, 1979-1994
34
25
Archives of American Art, 1985
34
26
Art Critics, 1975
34
27
Art Institute (Harold Joachim) , 1982, 1984
34
28
Art World (Art Market), 1977
34
29
Auctions, 1976
34
30
Avery, Sally and Milton, 1975-1987
34
31
Ayoroa, Rudy, 1976
34
32
Baltimore Museum, 1975-1995
34
33
Barnett Aden Gallery, 1977
34
34
Baro, Gene, 1976, 1977
34
35
Baskin, 1978
34
36
Baumgartner Galleries, 1984
34
37
Beaubourg (Moscow-Paris Show), 1979
34
38
Begemann, Haverkamp, 1984
34
39
Berkowitz, Leon, 1976, 1977
34
40
Berman, Avis, 1982-1993
34
41
Berry, Max, 1995
34
42
Blitz, Nelson, 1982-1989
34
43
Borgenicht, Grace, 1977
34
44
Brandt, Warren, 1977
34
45
Breeskin, A. , 1976, 1982
34
46
British Museum, 1976-1999
34
47
Broun, Betsy (Elizabeth), 1984-1997
34
48-49
Brown, Carter, 1982
34
50
Burkhardt, Hans, 1975
34
51
Butler, Bryce, 1981, 1982
34
52
Budczies, 1977
34
53
Carlson, Victor, 1983-1988
34
54
Carmean, E. A. , 1975-1988
34
55
Chicago Art Institute, 1980, 1982
34
56
Cleveland Museum, 1977
34
57
Cohn, Erich, 1978
34
58
Cole, Phoebe, 1982-2000
34
59
Cole, Sylvan (Associated American Artists), 1976-1997
34
60
Collectors, 1976-1996
34
61
Color Field, 1994
34
62
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1975-1998
34
63-64
Cowart, Jack, 1989, 1993
34
65
Critics, 1976, 1981
34
66
Davis, Gene, 1975-1992
35
1
Davis, Stuart, 1978,1981
35
2
Deutsch, 1981,1984
35
3
Eig, Adam, 1999
35
4
Donson, Theodore, 1976
35
5
Drews, Werner, 1977-1992
35
6
Dube, Dr. Wolf-Dieter, 1981
35
7
Eldredge, Charles, 1983-1992
35
8
Epstein, 1978, 1985
35
9
European Dealers, 1979, 1981
35
10
Fern, Alan, 1976-1983
35
11
Field, Dick, 1980-1992
35
12
Fine, Ruth, 1988-1998
35
13
Fisher, Jay, 2000
35
14
Fletcher, Dick, 1976
35
15
Flint, Janet, 1975-1994
35
16
Galerie St. Etienne, 1985
35
17
German Expressionism, 1987
35
18
Gilkey, Gordon, 1980, 1988
35
19
Gilliam, Sam, 1975-1980
35
20
Gordon, Donald, 1977, 1981
35
21
Gorky, Arshile, 1978-1995
35
22
Government Art (Funding), 1977, 1981
35
23
Graham, John D. , 1976-1981
35
24
Grana, Teresa, 1997
35
25
Greenberg, Clement (and Followers), circa 1975-1998
35
26
Greene, Balcomb and Gertrude, 1981
35
27
Griffiths, Antony, 1988,1992
35
28
Groth, Susie and John, 1978,1981
35
29
Guggenheim Museum, 1977-1983
35
30
Guston, Philip, 1977, 1981
35
31
Halasz, Piri, 1985
35
32
Halpert, Edith, 1978
35
33
Hart, Harold, circa 1975-1997
35
34
Hayter, Stanley William, circa 1975-1996
35
35-36
Heuze, Wolfgang, 1987-1996
35
37
Hiratsuka, Un'ichi, 1989,1997
35
38
Hirshhorn (Al Lerner), 1975-1991
35
39
Holladay, Billie (Wilhelmina), 1976-1996
35
40-41
Horn, Jim, 1975-1991
35
42
Hopps, Walter, 1991-1993
35
43
Howard University (Art Department and Museum), 1984
35
44
Independent Curators International (ICI), 1976-1981
35
45
Indianapolis Museum, 1975
35
46
Jackson, Martha, 1981
35
47
Jackson, Robert, 1976-1988
35
48
Kainen Collection, 1975-1982
35
49
Kainen, Jacob (Miscellaneous), circa 1979-1981
35
50
Kainen, Ruth Cole (Estate, Collection), 1983-1989
35
51
Kandinsky, Wasily, 1979
35
52
Karn, Lynn, 1976
35
53
Kennedy Galleries, 1975
35
54
Ketterer, Roman Norbert, circa 1975-2002
35
55
Kimche, Lee, 1978
35
56
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig, 1980
35
57
Knaths, Karl, 1978
35
58
Knoedler, 1975
35
59
Kramer, Hilton, 1976
35
60
Krasner, Lee, 1975,1978
35
61
Krebs, Rockne, 1976
35
62
Kreeger, Dave, 1976,1977
35
63
Landfall Press, 1975,1979
36
1
Lapinski, Tadeus, 1975-1979
36
2
Lazansky, 1978
36
3
Lazzari, Pietro, 1978
36
4
Lerner, Al, 1982,1983
36
5
Lewis, Golda, 1979
36
6
Lewis, Ray, 1980
36
7
Library of Congress, 1976-1984
36
8
Lipton, Seymour, 1979
36
9
Livingston, Jane, circa 1976-1992
36
10
Long, Meredith, 1980,1981
36
11
Louisville, 1983
36
12
Los Angeles Dealers, 1988
36
13
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 1989
36
14
Lozowick, Louis, 1976,1982
36
15
Lowe, Ira, 1988
36
16
Lunn, Harry, circa 1977-2000
36
17-19
Markel, Kathy, 1981
36
20
Mapplethorpe, Robert, circa 1989-1994
36
21
Martha Jackson Gallery, 1976-1980
36
22
Marzio, Peter, 1978-1988
36
23
McCosh, Davis and Ann, 1983
36
24
McNeil, George, 1980-2000
36
25
Mecklenburg, Virginia, 1993
36
26
Mellon Foundation, 1982
36
27
Melzac, Vincent, 1976-1980
36
28
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977-1987
36
29
Middendorf, Chris, 1980-1990
36
30
Millard, Charles, 1975-1984
36
31
Mladek, Meda, 1988
36
32
Moser, Joann, 1985-1992
36
33
Motherwell, Robert, 1976-1981
36
34
Mulder, Frederick, 1988
36
35
Munch, Edvard, 1977,1982
36
36
Museum Director, 1975
36
37
Museum of Modern Art, 1975-1985
36
38
Music World, 1976,1977
36
39
Muybridge (Jock Reynolds), circa 1991
36
40
Naisbitt, Patricia (Aburdene), 1984
36
41
National Airport Commission, 1994,1996
36
42
National Endowment for the Arts, 1981-1996
36
43
National Museum of American Art (National Collection of Fine Arts), 1975-1994
36
44-46
National Gallery of Art, 1976-1999
36
47
National Gallery of Art, Kainen Collection of German Expressionist Prints Exhibition, 1985
36
48
National Gallery of Art, 50th Anniversary, 1989,1991
36
49
New York Artists (New York School), 1975-1984
36
50
New York Critics, 1984
36
51
New York Dealers, 1975-1996
36
52
Kenneth Nolnd, 1978,1982
36
53
Nordland, Gerald, 1979
36
54
Oberhuber, Konrad , 1990
37
1
O'Connor, Francis, 1978,1985
37
2
O'Keefe, Georgia , 1978
37
3
Pace, Steve , 1975
37
4
Painters (Miscellaneous), 1976
37
5
Parkhurst, Charles, 1981-1983
37
6
Partisan Review, 1976
37
7
Pell, Senator Claiborne, 1977,1984
37
8
Peterdi, Gabor, 1975
37
9
Phillips Collection, 1975-1988
37
10
Phillips, Matt, 1975-1978
37
11
Photography, 1976
37
12
Pollock, Jackson, 1975
37
13
Powell, Russell, 1976
37
14
Prather, Marla, 1998
37
15
Press, 1978-1988
37
16
Print Council, 1977
37
17
Print Quarterly, 1983,1984
37
18
Printmakers, American , 1975-1982
37
19
Prints World (Dealers, etc.), 1975-1984
37
20
Purcell, Ann, 1982,1983
37
21
Rand, Harry, 1977-1999
37
22-23
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1976
37
24
Reynolds, Jock, 1988-1998
37
25
Richardson, Brenda, 1984
37
26
Rifkind, Robert, 1975-1989
37
27
Robinson, John, 1979-1993
37
28
Robinson, Andrew, circa 1975-2001
37
29-30
Romero, Enrique, 1979
37
31
Rosenberg, Harold, 1975-1979
37
32
Rosenblum, Robert, 1975
37
33
Rosenthal, Mark, 1996
37
34
Rosenthal, Nan, 1988-1998
37
35
Rothko, Mark, 1978-1984
37
36
Rubin, William, 1978-1985
37
37
Russian Art, 1979
37
38
Schaar, Eckhard, 1975-1977
37
39
Scott, David, 1981,1982
37
40
Seattle, 1988
37
41
Shannon, Joe, 1977
37
42
Shestack, Alan, 1978
37
43
Sims, Patterson, 1981
37
44
Sloan, Helen, 1978,1982
37
45
Smallwood, Michael, 1978,1979
37
46
Smithsonian Institution, 1976-1982
37
47
Solman, Ruth, 1976-1996
37
48
South American Printmaking, 1977
37
49
Soyer, Raphael and Rebecca, 1975-2001
37
50
Stevens, Roger, 1988
37
51
Sundell, Nina, 1976-1985
37
52
Tamarind, 1981,1982
37
53
Taylor, Dr. Joshua C., 1977-1981
37
54
Taylor, Lisa, 1982-1987
37
55
Taylor, Prentiss, 1976
37
56
Tejera, Victorino, 1977
37
57
Terra, Daniel, 1987
37
58
Thomas, Alma, circa 1971-1981
37
59-62
Thomas, Alma, circa 1978-2002
38
1
Thompson, Dodge, 1981
38
2
Tighe, Mary Ann, 1977-1981
38
3
Tschacbasov, Nahum, 1979
38
4
Tunick, David, 1976-1996
38
5
Vogel, Joe, 1976
38
6
Wang, Ming, 1977-1994
38
7
Washington Artists, 1975-1989
38
8
Washington Collectors, 1978-1984
38
9
Washington Critics, 1976
38
10
Washington Dealers, 1978-1993
38
11
Wayne, June, 1975-1981
38
12
Weissman, Julian, 1987-1994
38
13
Williams, Dave and Reba, circa 1998-1999
38
14
Wittrock, Wolfgang, 1983-2001
38
15
Woodner, Ian, 1983
38
16
Works Progress Administration (WPA), 1976-1984
38
17
Works Progress Administration (WPA), Wish Project for Fine Arts, 1981,1991
38
18
Yale, 1983
38
19
Young, Gene, 1998
38
20
Zigrosser, 1976
38
21
1930s Artists, Cincinnati , 1975
38
22
1930s Artists, New York, 1975-1981
38
23
1970s, 1972-1978
38
24

Series 5: Calendars , 1953-2008
1.7 Linear feet
Boxes 18-20, 38

Found here are daily calendars, calendar pages, typed schedules, and itineraries from Jacob and Ruth's various trips abroad. Many of the calendars are incomplete with certain months missing. The daily calendars also contain notes and lists relating to the events planned on specific days. Also found are Appointment books kept by both Jacob Kainen and Ruth Cole Kainen.
Description Container Select
Appointment Books, 1971, 1982, 1975-1978
18
16-21
Appointment Books, 1992-1993
38
25
Appointment Books, 1994
38
26
Appointment Books, 1996,1998
38
27
Appointment Books, 1998-1999
18
22-25
Appointment Books, 2000-2008
19
1-14
Daily Calendars, 1974, 1976-1999
19
15-48
Daily Calendars, 1976-1978
38
28
Daily Calendars, 1979-1981
38
29
Daily Calendars, 2000-2001
20
1-3
Travel Itineraries, Ruth Cole Kainen, circa 1966
38
30
Travel Itineraries, 1969, 1972-1996, 1953
20
4-7
Travel Itineraries, Paris, 1975
38
31
Travel Itineraries, Puglia, 2003
38
32
Travel Itineraries, Print Fair, 2006
38
33
Travel Itineraries, Russia, 2002
38
34

Series 6: Transcripts , circa 1975-1998
1.4 Linear feet
Boxes 20-21, 38

Transcripts of formal interviews, informal dialogues, discussions, and conversations are included in the series. The transcripts cover topics concerning Jacob's biography, his artwork, and art history in general. Many transcripts include explanatory notes and introductions written by Ruth Cole Kainen. Some of the transcripts are incomplete with missing pages. In other cases, there are different versions of the same conversations.
This series is divided into 2 subseries:
  • 6.1: Conversations, 1975-1994
  • 6.2: Interviews, circa 1977-1993
6.1: Conversations, 1975-1994
Found here are transcriptions of informal dinner conversations, telephone conversations, discussions, and dialogues between Jacob Kainen and others. The transcripts filed under Ruth Cole Kainen are conversations strictly between herself and Jacob Kainen and comprise the bulk of the subseries. However, many of the conversations with the other participants include comments from both Jacob and Ruth Kainen.
Description Container
Berman, Avis, 1993
20
8
Donovan, Bobby, 1984
20
9
Hayter, S.W., 1976
20
10
Hopps, Walter, 1991-1992
20
11
Kainen, Ruth Cole, 1975-1994
20
12-37
Rand, Harry, 1978-1991
20
38
Rand, Harry and Jennifer Gibson, 1981
20
39-40
Sundell, Michael, 1978
20
41
Taylor, Dr. Joshua, 1976
20
42
Tejera, Victorino, 1980
20
43
Veinus, Peter, 1984
20
44
Walker, Barry, 1988
20
45
Various Conversations, 1978-1984
38
35
6.2: Interviews, circa 1977-1998
The subseries includes transcripts of formal interviews with Jacob Kainen concerning such topics as Mark Rothko, Alma Thomas, American Printmaking, and Washington art. As with the previous subseries, the transcripts include comments from Ruth Cole Kainen in addition to those by Jacob Kainen.
Description Container
Berman, Avis, 1982
21
1
Blair, Ann, 1977
21
2
Brodsky, Marian, 1990
21
3
Field, Richard, 1982
21
4-6
Green, Sue, 1985
21
7
Hills, Patricia, 1988
21
8
Hood, Richard, 1984
21
9
Ingram, Elliot, undated
21
10
Johnson, Barbara Martin and Clarissa Wittenburg, 1978
21
11
Lewis, JoAnn, 1993
21
12
Krasnow, Iris, 1989
21
13
Maskery, Mary Ann, 1977
21
14
Morrison, Keith, 1984
21
15
Perlmutter, Jack, 1980
21
16
Powers, William F., 1995
38
36
Richard, Paul, 1985
21
17
Ross, Betty, 1982
21
18
Sundell, Michael, 1978
21
19-20
Sundell, Michael and Alison Abelson, 1980
21
21
Swift, Mary, 1992
21
22
Tannous, David, 1978
21
23
Travis, Isabelle, 1988
21
24-25
Weiss, Jeffrey, 1998
38
37
Wilson, Judith, 1978
21
26-27
Miscellaneous Transcripts, 1977-1993
21
28

Series 7: Inventories , 1927-2001
1 Linear foot
Boxes 21-22

Found here are general and specific inventories of paintings by Jacob Kainen, many with accompanying color photographs. There are also inventories and appraisals of the Kainens' art collection.
Description Container Select
Collection Appraisal, 2001
21
29
Collection Inventory, circa 2001
21
30-31
Collection Notecards, circa 1970s-1990s
21
32-35
Inventory, 1950-1968, circa 1968
21
36
List of Works with Sketches, circa 1979-1982
21
37
Monotypes, circa 1990s
21
38
Painting Inventory, 1927-1949
21
39-42
Painting Inventory, 1969-1975
21
43-46
Painting Inventory, 1976-1980
21
47-49
Painting Inventory, 1984-1988
21
50-53
Paintings Sold or Missing, 1927-1953
21
54-58
Paintings Sold or Missing, 1968-1983
22
1-5
Unsold Paintings, 1981-1983
22
6-10
Unsold Paintings, 1989-1999
22
11-13
WPA Prints, circa 1975-1976
22
14

Series 8: Printed Material , 1938-2008
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 22, 38, OV 18

The series includes Kainen's exhibition catalogs and announcements in addition to newspaper, magazine, and journal clippings of articles by and about Jacob Kainen. Also found are a few newsletters, journals, programs, and pamphlets of interest to Kainen.
Description Container Select
Book Excerpts, circa 1980s-1990s
22
15
Calendar, 1995
22
16
Clippings of Articles about Jacob Kainen, 1952-2002, undated
22
17-19
Clippings of Articles about Jacob Kainen, circa 1952-2000
38
38
Clippings of Articles by Jacob Kainen, 1956-1979, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 31.
22
20-21
Clippings of Articles about Ruth and Jacob Kainen, circa 1985-1996
38
39
Clippings of Articles about Ruth Cole Kainen, circa 1962-1991
38
40
Miscellaneous Clippings, 1952-1999, undated
22
22-23
Miscellaneous Clippings, circa 1965-2008
38
41
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1938-1994, undated
22
24-31
Miscellaneous Announcements, 1939-1989, undated
22
32
Miscellaneous Announcements, 1961-2002
38
42
Newsletters and Journals, 1987-2003
22
33
Newsletters, 1973-1979
38
43
Pamphlets, undated
22
34
Programs, 1993, 2002, circa 1950s
22
35
Oversize Clippings of Articles by Jacob Kainen, From Box 22, Folder 20-21, 1966
OV 31

Series 9: Photographs , 1905-2000
3.3 Linear feet
Boxes 22-25, 38, OV 18

Photographs depict Jacob Kainen with family members and friends, at exhibition openings, teaching, and working in his studios. Also found are photographs of Kainen with fellow students at Pratt Institute, exhibition installations, and photographs of Kainen's artwork. Included are color snapshots, black and white prints, and a few slides and negatives. Many of the photographs were taken by Ruth Cole Kainen. Photograph albums were dismantled and the photographs within them were arranged in their original order.
Description Container Select
Jacob Kainen, 1925-1999, undated
22
36-41
Jacob Kainen at Work , 1972-2000, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 31.
22
42-48
Jacob Kainen at Work, 1934-2000
23
1-6
Jacob Kainen at Work, circa 1940s-1970s
38
44
Jacob Kainen and Family, 1905-1990s
Oversized material housed in OV 31.
23
7-11
Jacob Kainen and Friends, 1929-2000, undated
23
12
Ruth and Jacob Kainen, circa 1980s
38
45
Ruth Cole Kainen, circa 1942-1992
38
46
Ruth Cole Kainen with Alma Thomas, circa 1975
38
47
Pratt Institute, circa 1928-1929
23
13
Events and Exhibition Openings, circa 1952-1990s
23
14-19
Exhibition Installation, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1999
23
20
Exhibition Installation, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1993
23
21
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 1997, undated
23
22-23
Artwork, circa 1970s-1990s
23
24-25
Artwork by Willaim Gilpin, circa 1988
23
26
Eric Gibbs, circa 1952-1953
38
48
Miscellaneous, 1979-1994, undated
23
27
Miscellaneous Photographs, circa 1970s-2000
38
49
Photograph Album 1, 1905-1969, undated
23
28-32
Photograph Album 2, 1969-1975, undated
23
33-38
Photograph Album 2, 1969-1975, undated
24
1-3
Photograph Album 3, 1975-1979, undated
24
4-13
Photograph Album 4 , 1979-1981, undated
24
14-22
Photograph Album 5, 1981-1986, undated
24
23-35
Photograph Album 6, 1985-1991, undated
24
36-47
Photograph Album 6, 1985-1991, undated
25
1-6
Photograph Album 7, 1989-1993, undated
25
7-24
Photograph Album 8, 1994-1997, undated
25
25-38
Photograph Album 9, circa 1970s
25
39-42
Photograph Album 10, 1973-1976
25
43-48
Oversize Photographs of Jacob Kainen at Work, From Box 22, Folder 42-48, 1987
OV 31
Oversize Photographs of Jacob Kainen and Family, From Box 23, Folders 7-11, undated
OV 31

Series 10: Works of Art , 1942-2000
1.2 Linear feet
Boxes 25-26

The series consists primarily of handmade greeting cards and limited edition prints given to Jacob and Ruth Kainen. The cards contain lithographs, etchings, pen and ink drawings, and woodblock prints by various artists such as Tadeusz Lapinski, Un-ichi Hiratsuka, and Raphael Soyer. Alberta Mayo's portfolio, entitled "Remembering Paradise: Postcards from Southern California," is also part of the series. The series contains a variety of materials given to Kainen by the artist, Irving Amen. The series is arranged alphabetically by the artist's last name and chronologically under each heading. Artists with fewer than five items are filed alphabetically in miscellaneous folders. The material by Irving Amen is organized further by the type of material (i.e. by works of art, photographs, and printed material) and then chronologically.
Description Container Select
Sketches by Jacob Kainen, 1980s-1990s, 1942
25
49-50
Unidentifiable and Illegible, 1968-2000, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 31.
25
51
Amen, Irving, 1960-1970, undated
26
1-6
Miscellaneous A: Arneson-Azechi, 1962, undated
26
7
Brumback, Cynthia and Wang Ming, 1974-2000, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 31.
26
8-11
Miscellaneous B: Baskin-Butler, 1937-1990, undated
26
12
Childs, Bernard, 1968-1984
26
13
Clark, Michael, 1977-1999, undated
26
14
Miscellaneous C: Carcan-Cornin, 1959-1990, undated
26
15
Donovan, Bobby, 1987-2000, undated
26
16
Miscellaneous D and E: Davis-Everson, 1948-1987, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 31.
26
17
Miscellaneous F and G: Fransconi-Gurr, 1971-2000, undated
26
18
Hiratsuka, Un-ichi, 1966-1977, undated
26
19-20
Miscellaneous H and I: Hashimoto-Isen, 1985-1991, undated
26
21
Jelinek, Hans, undated
26
22-
Kainen, Dan, 1999-2000, undated
26
23-26
Miscellaneous K: Kent-Kurosuki, 1966-1979, undated
26
27
Lapinski, Tadeusz, 1969-1989, undated
26
28
Miscellaneous L: Landau-Lyon, 1951-1979, undated
26
29
Mayo, Alberta, 1986
26
30-32
Miscellaneous M: Margo-Music, 1973-1978, undated
26
33
Miscellaneous N: Nama-Neustadt, 1965-1971
26
34
O'Connell, George, 1962-2000, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 31.
26
35-36
Oehser, Grace, 1953-1978
26
37
Orbeck, Jay, 1979-1989, undated
26
38
Miscellaneous P: Pearlstein-Purcell, 1977-1997
26
39
Miscellaneous R: Reed-Riabov, 1969-1971, undated
26
40
Schrag, Karl, 1960-1962, undated
26
41
Miscellaneous S: Schwartz-Sundberg, 1944-1985, undated
26
42
Thorton, Valerie, 1967-1985, undated
26
43-44
Miscellaneous T and V: Taylor-Viswanadhan, 1962-1990
26
45
Verejsky, Orest, 1965-1986, undated
26
46-48
Wasserman, Burton, 1967-1972
26
49
Miscellaneous W and Y: Ward-Yunkers, 1948-1997, undated
26
50
Oversize Unidentifiable, From Box 25, Folder 51, 1980
OV 31
Oversize Brumbeck, Cynthia and Ming Wang, From Box 26, Folders 8-11, 1998-2000
OV 31
Oversize De Léon, Ponce, From Box 26, Folder 17, 1971
OV 31
Oversize O'Connell, George, From Box 26, Folders 35-36, undated
OV 31

Series 11: Scrapbooks , 1936-1998
1.3 Linear feet
Boxes 27-30, 38

Nine scrapbooks found here include news clippings, exhibition press releases, announcements, and catalogs. Scrapbooks document the entirety of Kainen's career as an artist and are especially comprehensive of his later years.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook, 1936-1961
27
1
Scrapbook, 1962-1971
27
2
Scrapbook, 1963-1965
28
1
Wedding Scrapbook, circa 1969
38
50
Scrapbook, circa 1969
38
51
Scrapbook, 1971-1975
28
2
Scrapbook, 1975-1981
29
1
Scrapbook, 1980-1986
29
2
Scrapbook, 1986-1991
30
1
Scrapbook, 1991-1994
30
2
Scrapbook, 1994-1998
30
3

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