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Larry Aldrich papers, 1949-1973

Aldrich, Larry, 1906-2001

Museum director, Collector, Fashion designer


Collection Information

Size: 630 Items

Summary: Correspondence, 1953-1973, with the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art regarding, among other topics, purchase funds established for each museum by the Larry L. Aldrich Foundation, Inc., including lists of works of art approved for acquisition, and invoices; correspondence regarding Aldrich's private collection, including purchase invoices and cancelled checks, shipping and loan paperwork, and information on works from the collection consigned for sale at auction in 1963; printed material and exhibition catalogs from the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1964-1971; and 9 photographs, including works from Aldrich's private collection (2 photographs), works acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (4 photographs), and 4 views of the Aldrich Museum.

Biographical/Historical Note

Collector; New York, N.Y.; b. 1906; d. 2001


Donated 1972-1973 by Larry Aldrich.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

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How to Cite This Collection

Larry Aldrich papers, 1949-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.