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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: Papers relating to Joseph Hirshhorn's acquisition of the Elmer MacRae papers from the Historical Society, Town of Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1961, as well as their subsequent use in the 50th anniversary exhibition of the Armory show and for Milton Brown's book, "The Story of the Armory Show".

Included are correspondence, loan files, research requests, 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

Transferred 2016 from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials

Also found in the Archives are the Elmer Livingston MacRae papers.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers, 1959-2012, bulk 1960-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.