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Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987

Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987

Author, Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 35.7 linear feet

Summary: The papers of art historian, writer, and museum administrator Lloyd Goodrich measure 35.7 linear feet and date from 1884 to 1987 with the bulk of the material dating from 1927 to 1987. Materials include biographical material, extensive correspondence, writings and research files, organization and committee files, exhibition files, printed material, a scrapbook, and photographic material. The collection is particularly rich in research files on Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and Reginald Marsh, as well as correspondence with additional notable artists and art figures.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lloyd Goodrich (1897-1987) was a prominent and influential art historian, writer, and director of the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City, New York, from 1958-1968.


The Lloyd Goodrich papers were donated by Lloyd Goodrich in 1983, in several installments by his son David Goodrich from 1988 to 2007, by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1996, and by Polly Thistlethwaite in 2015.

Related Materials

Additional Lloyd Goodrich papers are located at the Whitney Museum of American Art Archives, the University of Delaware, Library and Special Collections Department, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives.


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