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National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012

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Series 10:National Academy Association, 1911-1959
0.4 Linear feet
Box 39

The National Academy Association files contain a constitution, plan, and agreement, as well as correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports for the National Academy Association, incorporated in 1912, with the aim to erect a building shared by several New York art societies. At the time of incorporation, the Association consisted of members from the National Academy of Design, American Water Color Society, American Institute of Architects, Architectural League of New York, New York Water Color Club, National Sculpture Society, Municipal Art Society, Society of Beaux-Arts Architects, Mural Painters, Society of Illustrators, and a number of city representatives and citizens. Their shared goals were to develop and encourage the study of fine arts, aid artists and associations of artists, disseminate knowledge of and stimulate interest in fine arts, provide space for classes, exhibitions, lectures, and accommodations. The final goal, the erection of an Arts Center, never came to fruition. In 1958, refunds were issued by the Association's board of trustees to each of the organizations who contributed money at the 1912 incorporation.
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Correspondence, 1911
39
8
Plan and Agreement, 1911
39
9
Constitution and Meeting Minutes, 1912
39
10
Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1913-1949
39
11-12
Trustee Lists, 1916-1941
39
13
Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1920-1949
39
14-16
Correspondence, 1958-1959
39
17

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