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A Finding Aid to the Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers, 1959-2012, bulk 1960-1975

Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers, 1959-2012, bulk 1960-1975

Hirshhorn, Joseph H., 1899-1981

Philanthropist, Businessperson, Collector

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear feet

Summary: The Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1959 to 2012, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 1975. The papers relate to Joseph Hirshhorn's acquisition of the Elmer MacRae papers, as well as their subsequent use in 50th anniversary exhibitions of the Armory Show and for Milton Brown's book, "The Story of the Armory Show." The collection includes correspondence, exhibition files, loan forms, rights and reproductions forms, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899-1981) was an art collector and founding donor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Elmer MacRae was a painter and member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors who served as treasurer of the 1913 Armory show.

Provenance

The Joseph H. Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers were gifted to the Archives of American Art in 2016 from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution.

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