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Max Weber papers, 1902-2008

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1902-2007
4.2 Linear feet
Box 1-5

The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • 2.1: Max Weber Correspondence, 1902-1969
  • 2.2: Joy Weber Correspondence, 1960-2007
2.1: Max Weber Correspondence, 1902-1969
Found here is Max Weber's personal and professional correspondence, the bulk of which dates from 1915 to 1961. There is correspondence with many fellow artists, including artists he met in his travels and participation in art organizations and committees. There is also correspondence with students and publishers, requests for him to teach, lecture, or write, and business correspondence regarding exhibitions, sales, and donations. There are also a few early letters written by Weber to his parents and letters written to his wife, Frances, and his children.
Artists that Weber corresponded with include George Biddle, Alvin Coburn, Arthur Davies, Marius de Zayas, Katherine Dreier, William Gropper, Chaim Gross, Marsden Hartley, Zoltan Hecht, Milton Horn, Rockwell Kent, Leon Kroll, Barnett Newman, Raphael Soyer, and William Zorach, among many others. Weber also corresponded with many art historians and critics, curators, and gallery owners, such as Frank Crowninshield, Emily Genauer, J. B. Neumann, and Harry Salpeter, as well as art patrons Mabel Dodge, Milton and Edith Lowenthal, and Linda Miller.
Also found is correspondence with arts organizations, clubs, and committees in which he participated. This includes the American Federation of Arts, Artists Equity Association, Art in Federal Buildings, Municipal Art Committee of New York, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, among many others. These files may contain copies of letters between other members as well as printed material sent out to members. Weber also corresponded with schools, galleries, and museums, primarily regarding his participation in events and exhibitions. Also of note is correspondence and invitations regarding the 1945 inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt and the inauguration of John F. Kennedy.
In general, letters are filed alphabetically by person or corporate name. Names with five or more letters are filed in their own folders, and the remainder of correspondence is filed in miscellaneous alphabetical files. Selected correspondents whose names do not appear in headings are indicated in a note following the folder heading. Some correspondence with individuals may also be filed according to the name of the organization with which they were associated. Where they exist, drafts of Weber's outgoing letters are interfiled with incoming letters.
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Letters to Parents, 1906, 1902
1
11
Letters to Frances Weber and Family, 1918-1924, 1915
1
12-23
Letters to Frances Weber and Family, 1925-1928
1
24-35
Letters to Frances Weber and Family, 1929-1954
1
36-42
Letters to Frances Weber and Family - Undated, circa 1915-1933
1
43-44
Letters to Max Weber from Family, 1917-1953
1
45
A.C.A. Gallery, circa 1936-1940
1
46
Abbott, Jere (Smith College Museum of Art), 1940
1
47
Albright Art Gallery, 1940-1959
1
48
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1953-1962
1
49
American Art Research Council, 1943
1
50
American Artists School, 1936-1940
1
51
American Federation of Arts, 1939-1960
1
52
American Fund for Palestinian Institutions, 1943
1
53
American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1925-1946
1
54
American-Israel Cultural Foundation, 1959-1966
1
55
American Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers, 1930-1938
1
56
Archives of American Art, 1958-1959
1
57
Art in Federal Buildings, Inc. (Forbes Watson), 1940-1942
1
58
Art Institute of Chicago, 1928-1954
1
59-60
Art Students League of New York, 1919-1947, 1957
1
61
Artists Equity Association, 1947-1955
1
62
A, Miscellaneous, 1917-1962
(Includes letters from American Artists Group and John Taylor Arms)
1
63-65
Bahr, A. W., 1948, 1958
2
1
Baltimore Museum of Art, 1941-1959
2
2
Ben-Zion, circa 1949-1956
2
3
Bernheim Jeune et Cie, 1923-1924
2
4
Biddle, George, circa 1949-1961
2
5
Boston Public Library, 1955-1958
2
6
Brandeis University, 1955-1960
2
7
Brooklyn Museum, 1939-1961
2
8
B, Miscellaneous, 1918-1968
(Includes letters from Louis Bouche, Peter Bunnell, and Paul Burlin)
2
9-10
Carnegie Institute, 1923-1951
2
11-12
City of New York Municipal Art Committee, 1937-1938
2
13
Cleveland Museum of Art, 1956-1957
2
14
Coburn, Alvin, circa 1916-1936
2
15
College Art Association, 1932-1939
2
16
Columbia University, 1937-1938, 1954-1961
2
17
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1932-1956
2
18
Crowninshield, Frank, 1915-1934
2
19
C, Miscellaneous, 1910-1962
2
20-21
Dance International, 1937
2
22
Davidson, Israel, 1936-1941
2
23
Davies, Arthur, circa 1913-1915
2
24
Davis, Aaron W., 1946-1947
2
25
Davis, Helen M., 1935-1960
2
26
De Casseres, Benjamin, circa 1915-1926
2
27
de Zayas, Marius, 1919, 1947-1952
2
28-29
Dirk, Nathaniel, circa 1915-1946
2
30
Dodge, Mabel, circa 1910s
2
31
Dreier, Katherine (Societe Anonyme), 1920-1931
2
32
Dunoyer de Segonzac, Andre, 1950-1963
2
33
D, Miscellaneous, 1906-1956
(Includes letters from Jo Davidson, Stuart Davis, Terry Dintenfass, and Arthur Dove)
2
34
E. W. Bohannon Scholarship Fund, 1955
2
35
E, Miscellaneous, 1915-1961
(Includes letters from Ehrich Galleries and Phillip Evergood)
2
36
Federal Arts Committee, 1938
2
37
Fine Arts Foundation, 1933-1934
2
38
Fitzpatrick, D. R., 1941-1945
2
39
Ford, Alice, circa 1944-1961
2
40
Furlong, Thomas, 1932-1951
2
41
F, Miscellaneous, 1934-1961
2
42
George Eastman House, 1960
2
43
Genauer, Emily, 1947-1955
2
44
Golden Gate International Exposition, 1938-1940
2
45
Grierson, Francis, 1916-1918
2
46
Gropper, William, circa 1936-1949
2
47
Gross, Chaim, circa 1950-1973
2
48
G, Miscellaneous, 1915-1958
(Includes letters from William Glackens, Arshile Gorky, Lena Gurr, and Robert Gwathmey)
2
49
Halpert, Sam, 1928-1929
2
50
Harris, Tudor, 1931-1946, 1927
2
51-53
Hartley, Marsden, 1939
2
54
Hecht, Zoltan, 1916-1949
2
55
Heydenryk, H., 1947-1959
2
56
High School of Music and Art, 1949
2
57
Hoppe, E. O., 1920-1921
2
58
Horn, Milton and Estelle, 1945-1954
2
59
Hubbard, Marjorie, 1943-1952
2
60
H, Miscellaneous, 1909-1959
(Includes letters from Robert Henri and Stefan Hirsch)
2
61
I, Miscellaneous, 1923-1962
2
62
Jewish Museum, 1947-1958
2
63
Jewish Survey, 1941
2
64
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, circa 1933-1956
2
65
Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, 1942-1944
2
66
J, Miscellaneous, circa 1933-1960
(Includes draft letters to Edward Alden Jewell)
2
67
Kennedy, John F., Inauguration, 1961
2
68
Kent, Rockwell, 1937-1956
2
69
Kroll, Leon, circa 1919-1947
2
70
K, Miscellaneous, circa 1915-1956
2
71
Little Man Press, 1941
3
1
Lowenthal, Milton and Edith, circa 1944-1959
3
2
L, Miscellaneous, circa 1905-1957
(Includes letters from Isabel Lachaise, Life Magazine, and Louis Lozowick)
3
3
Mathews, Elkin, 1914-1919
3
4
Medical Bureau to Aid Spanish Democracy, 1937-1938
3
5
Meixner, Mary, circa 1952-1954
3
6
Menorah Journal, 1925-1941
3
7
Merrill, Thomas D., 1907-1916
3
8
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1934-1951
3
9
Miller, Nathan and Linda, circa 1915-1936
3
10-12
Montross Gallery, 1915-1923
3
13
Muhlstock, Louis, 1956-1968
3
14
Museum of Modern Art, circa 1930-1960
3
15-17
Museum of Tel-Aviv, 1947-1951
3
18
M, Miscellaneous, 1915-1961
(Includes letters from the MacDowell Club, Marie Harriman, and a draft letter to Henri Matisse)
3
19-20
National Council of American Soviet Friendship, 1942-1949
3
21
National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1955-1957
3
22
Neumann, J. B., 1924-1942
3
23-25
Newark Museum, 1928-1961
3
26
Newman, Barnett, 1938-1939
3
27
New York World's Fair, 1939-1940
3
28
North Shore Child Guidance Association, 1956-1957
3
29
N, Miscellaneous, circa 1922-1964
3
30-31
O'Keeffe, Georgia (Photocopies), 1926-1958
3
32
O, Miscellaneous, 1910-1958
3
33
Paul Rosenberg & Co., 1942-1954
3
34
Pearson, Ralph M., 1939-1948
3
35
Pennsylvania Museum of Art, 1934, 1937
3
36
Pitt & Scott, Ltd., 1913-1923
3
37
Portland Art Museum, 1951-1952
3
38
Pratt Institute, 1955-1961
3
39
Public Use of Art Committee, 1938
3
40
P, Miscellaneous, 1908-1961
(Includes letters from Walter Pach, Waldo Peirce, and George Picken)
3
41
Reichman, Fred, 1953-1959
3
42
Rockefeller, Nelson A., circa 1937-1961
3
43
Roosevelt, Franklin D., Inauguration, 1945
3
44
Russian War Relief, Inc., 1942-1943
3
45
Q-R, Miscellaneous, 1917-1962
(Includes letters from Walter Quirt and Diego Rivera)
3
46
Salaman (Lowy), Gertrude, 1916-1929
3
47
Salpeter, Harry, 1938-1960
3
48
Sarkar, Benoy Kumar, 1915-1953
3
49-50
Scholastic Awards, 1948
3
51
Schulte, Antoinette, 1949-1963
3
52
Segal, Samuel M., circa 1960-1961
3
53
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, circa 1950-1959
3
54
Soyer, Raphael, 1953-1960
3
55
Spanish Intellectual Aid, 1939
3
56
Spingold, Nate and Frances, 1955-1958
3
57
State University of Iowa, 1948-1958
3
58
S, Miscellaneous, 1906-1961
(Includes letters from Paul Sachs, John Sloan, Society of Independent Artists, and Maurice Sterne)
3
59-61
Tucker, Richard, 1960-1961
3
62
T, Miscellaneous, circa 1918-1949
(Includes letters from the Treasury Department, Procurement Division)
3
63
United American Artists, 1938-1940
3
64
University of Georgia, 1957-1959
3
65
University of Minnesota, 1948-1957
3
66
U, Miscellaneous, 1937-1961
4
1
Van Noppen, Leonard and Adah, 1911-1943
4
2-6
Van Noppen, Leonard and Adah - Photographs Included with Letters, circa 1911-1940s
4
7
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1938-1940
4
8
Von Kuirim, Anna, 1908-1909
4
9
V, Miscellaneous, 1937-1959
4
10
Wadsworth Atheneum, 1959-1960
4
11
Walker Art Center, circa 1946-1949
4
12
Wallace for President, 1948
4
13
Warner, Keith, circa 1944-1947
4
14
Washburn College, 1937-1938
4
15
Weichsel, John, 1915-1917
4
16
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1932-1959
4
17-18
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, 1955
4
19
Worcester Art Museum, 1933-1945
4
20
Works Progress Administration (Federal Art Project), 1936-1940
4
21
W, Miscellaneous, 1917-1963
(Includes a postcard from Abraham Walkowitz and a letter from Harold Weston)
4
22
Young, Art, 1937-1943
4
23
Zorach, William, 1930-1969
4
24-25
Y-Z, Miscellaneous, 1938-1961
4
26
Letters in Yiddish (Unidentified), circa 1920s-1924
4
27
Unidentified Correspondence, circa 1916-1958
4
28
2.2: Joy Weber Correspondence, 1960-2007
Joy Weber's correspondence primarily concerns the exhibition, loan, sale, and authentication of her father's artwork. Correspondence is with art historians, collectors, museums, galleries, universities, and students. Also found are a few condolence letters addressed to Joy and her mother, Frances, after Weber's death. Joy Weber maintained both alphabetical and chronological files of correspondence. Files are arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization followed by general correspondence arranged chronologically. Researchers should note that additional correspondence can be found in Series 3: Exhibition Files and Series 4: Gallery Files.
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Art Dealers Association of America, 1999, 1989
4
29
Condolence Letters, 1961
4
30
Ellinger, Richard G., 1962-1964
4
31
Ford, Alice, 1968-1985
4
32
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1971-1975
4
33
Kelly, Lionel, 1992-2001
4
34
Moser, Joann, 1970-1976
4
35
National Jewish Hospital, 1988-2005
4
36
North, Percy, 1969-2002
4
37-38
Requests for Authentification, 1994-2004
4
39
Rubenstein, Daryl (Catalogue Raisonne Project), 1974-1980
4
40
Seeman, Joan, circa 1975
4
41
Story, Ala, circa 1968-1972
4
42
Tarbell, Roberta, 1970-1976
4
43
Tate Modern, 2004-2005
4
44
Torosian, Michael, 1998-1999
4
45
Tucker, Richard, 1964-1974
4
46
Weber, Maynard J., 2003-2004
4
47
Werner, Alfred, 1960-1972
4
48
White, Maynard, 1973-1974
4
49
General Correspondence, 1961-1974
4
50-57
General Correspondence, 1975-2007
5
1-21
General Correspondence - Undated, circa 1980s-1990s
5
22

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