Skip to main content

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

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.

Series 4: Organization and Committee files , 1933-1982
14.5 Linear feet
Box 17-31, 37

Organization and committee files include agendas, correspondence, printed material, meeting minutes, and printed materials regarding Goodrich's service on the boards of arts associations, and organizations and committees, such as the American Federation of Arts, the Association of Art Museum Directors, Carnegie Study in American Art, the National Committee on the Arts and Government, the American Art Research Council, Artists Equity Association, Artist Tenants Association, and others. Many of the documents comment on advocating for government support of the arts and for artists' rights. Other topics covered include affordable housing for artists, forgery and fraud in art, censorship, education about American art at home and abroad, artists' relationships with dealers, and copyright and tariff issues.
Folder titles are likely original but have been standardized for clarity.
Series 4 is arranged in 5 subseries.
  • 4.1: American Federation of Arts, 1943-1971
  • 4.2: Association of Art Museum Directors, 1938-1971
  • 4.3: Carnegie Study in American Art, 1955-1965
  • 4.4: National Council on the Arts and Government, 1948-1971
  • 4.5: Other Organizations and Committees, 1933-1982
4.1: American Federation of Arts, 1943-1971
Lloyd Goodrich was a director, trustee, and honorary vice president of the American Federation of Arts. Types of materials include agendas, booklets and brochures, by-laws, clippings, correspondence, exhibition lists and schedules, minutes, notes (including for exhibitions), photographs, press releases, reports, and statements.
Description Container
American Traditional Painters, 1960-1962
17
18
Benefit Exhibition - Lists, 1952-1953
17
19-21
Committee on Artistic Freedom, 1952-1956
17
22
Committee on Purposes, 1953
17
23
Convention 5.50, 1950-1951
17
24
Correspondence, 1951-1978
17
25-27
Correspondence, 1945-1951
18
1-5
Current, 1956-1964
18
6
Executive Committee Meeting 10.31.56, 1956
18
7
Exhibition Committee, 1960-1965
18
8
Exhibition for New York State Council on the Arts, "Masters of American Watercolor" - Lists, 1962
18
9
Financial Reports, 1950
18
10
Foreign Exhibitions Committee, 1954-1961
18
11-12
General Information, 1957-1963
18
13
Holmes Report, 1958
18
14
International Art Exchange Program, 1957-1958
18
15
"Masters of American Watercolor" 1962, 1961-1963
18
16
Minutes and Agendas, 1952-1966
18
17-19
Minutes, Reports etc., 1964-1971
19
1-3
19th Century Exhibition - Lists No. 3, 1952-1954
19
4
19th Century Exhibition - Sheets on Artists No. 4, 1952-1954
19
5
Quarterly 1963 Government and Art, 1963
19
6
Statement on Artistic Freedom, 1954-1955
19
7
Traveling Exhibitions, 1943-1944
19
8
Trustees, 1957-1964
19
9
Watercolor Exhibtion for Asia, 1954
19
10-11
4.2: Association of Art Museum Directors, 1938-1971
Over a period of fifteen years Goodrich served the Association of Art Museum Directors as an advisory director, and on various committees including the Artists-Museums Committee, and the Government and Art Committee. Materials include clippings, correspondence, minutes, reports, and Internal Revenue Service information on art sales.
Description Container
Internal Revenue Service, 1966-1967
19
12
Minutes, 1938-1971
19
13-23
Minutes, 1938-1971
20
1-2
Report on Reproduction and Reproduction Rights, 1960-1961
20
3
4.3: Carnegie Study in American Art, 1955-1965
Goodrich served on the board of the Carnegie Study, an organization that documented American art and artists. Materials include lists of artworks with accompanying essays, correspondence, information on the Carnegie Corporation, minutes, photographs, and schedules.
Description Container
Architecture, Lists and Essays, 1955-1958
20
4-5
Barker, Lists and Essays, 1956-1958
20
6
Baur, List and Essay, 1956-1958
20
7
Carnegie Corporation, General, 1957-1959
20
8
Consultants, 1957
20
9
Correspondence, General, 1958, 1960
20
10
Correspondence, Lamar Dodd, 1955-1965
20
11-13
Correspondence, Mrs. Davidson, 1956-1958
20
14
Correspondence, Mrs. Pierson, 1957-1959
20
15
Correspondence, Sandak, 1958
20
16
Decorative Arts, Lists and Essays, 1956-1959
20
17
Graphic Arts, Lists and Essays, 1956-1959
20
18
Miscellaneous, Lists and Essays, 1956-1958
20
19
Nineteenth Century Painting, 1957-1958
20
20-21
Richardson, List & Essay, 1957
20
22
Schedules, 1955-1956
20
23
Sculpture, Lists and Schedules, 1957-1958
20
24
Selected Sets, 1957-1958
20
25
Visual Communications, Mildred Constantine, 1957
21
1
4.4: National Council on the Arts and Government, 1948-1971
Goodrich served as vice chairman of the National Council on the Arts and Government. Materials include agendas, booklets, by-laws and constitution, clippings, correspondence, proposed and draft legislation, hearings and related testimony, financial records, minutes, notes, press releases, statements, and speeches.
Description Container
General, 1965-1970
21
2-20
American Association of Museums, 1948-1957
21
21
American Federation of Arts, 1948-1960
21
22
American Institute of Architects, 1948-1957
21
23
American Institute of Decorators, 1950-1957
21
24
Annual Reports, 1964-1967
21
25
Art Legislation, Miscellaneous Bills, 1959-1960
21
26
Articles, 1948-1955
21
27
Articles, 1948-1955
22
1-5
Artists Equity Association, 1950-1957
22
6
Arts in Society, 1963
22
7
Associated Council of the Arts, Ralph Bugard, circa 1950
22
8
Association of Art Museum Directors, 1948-1959
22
13
Bill for Federal Advisory Council, General Correspondence, 1956-1957
22
14
Business, 1965-1969
22
15
"Can We Afford to Ignore the Arts?", 1958
22
16
Circulars, Drafts, Bills, 1949-1956
22
13-19
Clippings, 1949-1969
22
20-26
College Art Association, 1948-1959
22
27
Colorado Council on Arts & Humanities, 1967
22
28
Commission on Fine Arts, 1950-1954
22
29-30
Committee on Government and Art, Correspondence, 1956
22
31-32
Congressional Record Clippings, 1955-1956
23
1-2
Constitution & By-Laws, 1950-1970
23
3
Correspondence, 1948-1970
23
4-22
Council Members, 1967-1968
23
23
Decorative Art in Federal Buildings, 1956-1957
23
24
Department of Health, Education & Welfare, 1953-1957
23
25
Description of Various Art Bills, 1955
23
26
Editorial Arts, 1956
23
27
Executive Committee Luncheon, 1968
23
28
Facts & History, Statement of Principles, 1956
23
29
Federal Art Legislation, Correspondence, 1956, 1962
23
30
Financial, 1962-1970
23
30-35
Fred Thompson, News Releases, 1956-1958
23
36
House Resolutions, 1955-1956
23
37
Hearings, 1955-1959
24
1-3
Information Received, 1959-1966
24
4-14
Interim Report, 1964
24
15
Legislation, 1953-1959
24
16-20
Letters, 1954-1969
24
21
Liberalize Tariff Laws, 1958-1959
24
22
List of Commissions and Membership, 1954
25
23
List of Committee Members, 1956-1957
24
24
Lists for Statement, 1956-1957
24
25
Meetings, 1953-1964
24
26-29
Members, 1964
24
30-31
Minutes, 1951-1968
24
32-35
Miscellaneous, 1956-1970
24
36-37
National Academy of Design, 1948-1957
24
38
National Association of Women Artists, 1950-1957
24
39
National Collection of Fine Arts, 1967-1971
24
40
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, 1964-1969
24
41-42
National Institute of Arts & Letters, 1951-1957
25
1
National Sculpture Society, 1954-1956
25
2
National Society of Mural Painters, 1950-1957
25
3
News Release on CGA Report, 1954
25
4
1960s, 1964-1965
25
5
Possible Members, Mr. Wagenaar's List, 1966
25
6
Press Conference, 1957
25
7
Proposed Conference 1961, 1960
25
8
Published Material, 1954, 1956
25
9
Reports, 1951-1970
25
10-22
Resolution - Government & Art, circa 1953-1955
25
23
S.3419 Lehman and S.3471, 1956
25
24
Sculptor's Guild, 1950-1959
25
25
Site on the Mall, 1957-1958
25
26
Smithsonian Gallery, 1956-1958
25
27
Speech at American Association of Museums, 1948
25
28
Speech at American Federation of Arts, 1951, 1953
25
29
Speech at College Art Journal Meeting, 1949
25
30
Speech at Yale Symposium, 1952
25
31
State of New York, Assembly No. 6906, 1964
25
32
Statement, Federal Advisory Council on the Arts, 1956, 1957
25
33
Statement, International Relations Through Cultural Exchanges, 1956
25
34
Statement, National Collection of Fine Arts Museum, 1956
25
35
Statement, Harold Taylor, 1967
25
36
Statement, Lloyd Goodrich at Hearings, 1955
25
37
Statement, Lloyd Goodrich Before Subcommittee, 1955-1956
25
38
Statement, Submitted to Subcommittee, 1956
25
39
Summary of Report to President, 1954
25
40
Symposium Art Digest, New School, 1953
25
41
Symposium Art Digest, 1954
25
42
Talk, New School Symposium, 1953
25
43
Talk, WVED Radio, 1957
25
44
Treasurer's Reports, 1964, 1966-1967
25
45
Treasurer's Reports & Annual Report, 1968
25
46
"Trends in Government and Art" by Lloyd Goodrich, circa 1948-1965
25
47
Weston, Harold, 1956-1960
25
48
Worden, Article on Grants, 1964-1969
25
49
4.5: Other Organizations and Committees, 1933-1982
Goodrich served on numerous additional associations and committees, including the Artists Equity Association, Artist Tenants Association, New York Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Forgery, Fraud, and as a founding member of the American Art Research Council, among many others. He also advised the Edith Halpert and Sara Roby Foundation Boards. Files contain agendas, booklets and brochures, clippings, correspondence, exhibition lists, congressional legislation, minutes, notes, photographs, and reports.
There are also materials relating to the American National Exhibition (1959). Along with Henry Hope, Theodore Roszak and Franklin C. Watkins, Goodrich selected the works of sixty-seven American artists for the American National Exhibition (1959) held in Moscow. The Chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee, Rep. Francis E. Walter claimed that thirty-four of the included artists were affiliated with Communist activities and demanded the removal of those artists. Some of the included artists testified and ultimately, President Eisenhower intervened and allowed for the works to be shown in Moscow.
Description Container
ACLU Censorship Committee, 1956-1967
25
50-51
Albertina Exhibition, Advisory Panel, 1949
25
52
American Art Research Council, Documents re Foundation, on Advisory Committee, 1942
26
1-2
American Art Research Council, Report, 1943-1947
26
3
American Art Research Council, Research Data, 1942-1951
26
4
American Watercolor and Winslow Homer Exhibition, 1944-1945
26
5-6
Art Gallery of Toronto International Exhibition, Selection Committee, 1949
26
7-8
Art in America, Editorial Board, 1941-1970
25
9-11
Art Students' League, 1934-1936
25
12
Artist Tenant Association, 1961-1965
26
13
Artist Tenant Association, 1948-1959
26
14
Artists Equity Association, Woodstock Conferences, 1950-1969
26
15
Artists Equity Association, 1970-1976
26
16-17
Artists for CORE, 1965
26
18
Bureau of Reclamation Art Program, 1968-1974
26
19-20
Bureau of Reclamation Art Program, Glen Canyon, 1963
26
21
Columbia U Seminar 430, 1954-1964
26
22-24
Committee of Religion and Art in America, Member, 1973-1978
27
1-2
Committee of Selection, American National Exhibition (1959), 1959-1960
27
3-13
Council of the American Friends of the Tate Gallery, Acquistion Committee, 1958-1963
27
14
First Biennial of Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art, 1951
27
15
Halpert Foundation, 1970-1978
27
16-19
Halpert Foundation, 1950-1976
28
1-11
John Hay Whitney Foundation Opportunity Fellowships, Jury to Select, 1950-1965
28
12-13
Joint Artists' Museum Committee, 1950-1958
28
14-27
Magazine of Art, 1943-1947
29
1-13
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hearn Fund Purchases, Advisor, 1936-1938
29
14
Metropolitan Museum of Art 100th Anniversary, Nineteenth Century America Advisory Committee, 1969-1970
29
15
Museum of Fine Art, Houston Milestones of American Art Exhibition, Recommendations, 1955-1956
29
16
National Collection of Fine Arts Commission, Acquisitions Committee, 1971-1975
29
17
New York Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Forgeries, Fraud etc., 1965-1970
29
18-22
New York Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Forgeries, Fraud etc., 1937-1970
Oversized material housed in Box 37, Folder 3-4
30
1-2
New York Regional Committee of the Public Works of Art Project, Member, 1933-1934
30
3
Old Westbury Gardens Sculpture Exhibition, Advisory Committee, 1956-1960
30
4
Rhode Island School of Design, Lee Hall, 1981-1982
30
5
Sara Roby Foundation, 1959-1973
30
6-7
Sculpture in Central Park Exposition, Advisory Committee, 1966-1967
30
8
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, 1946-1974
30
9-11
Smithsonian Art Commission, 1946-1959
30
12-19
Smithsonian Art Commission, 1960-1972
31
1-3
State Department Art in Embassies Program, 1964-1969
31
4-7
Stone Mountain Memorial Association, 1954-1963
31
8-10
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1930-1975
31
11-24
Oversize New York Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Forgery, Fraud etc., from Box 30, Folder 2, 1937-1967
37
3-4

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.