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John I.H. Baur papers, 1946-1979

Baur, John I. H. (John Ireland Howe), 1909-1987

Curator, Museum director, Author


Collection Information

Size: 3.4 Linear feet; 13 Linear feet, Addition

Summary: Writings, talks, lectures, and contributions to publications, notably his work on the book, NEW ART IN AMERICA; correspondence, writings, memos, and clippings concerning museums (other than the Whitney Museum of American Art), galleries, colleges, the American Federation of Arts, and others; correspondence, printed material, and miscellany relating to committees and organizations, such as the American Studies Association and the International Association of Art Critics; correspondence and printed material concerning exhibition jury service; and miscellany.
ADDITION: Artists' files, photographs, correspondence, notes, writings, including an annotated draft for Baur's book, REVOLUTION & TRADITION IN MODERN AMERICAN ART.

Biographical/Historical Note

Museum curator, museum director, and writer; New York, N.Y. Curator Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1936-1952; curator, director, and director emeritus, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1952-1987. Author of several books on American art.


Donated 1989 by Louise C. Bauer, the widow of the artist, John I. H. Baur.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

John I.H. Baur papers, 1946-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.