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National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012

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Series 5:Council Officers, 1848-1980
4 Linear feet
Boxes 14-18

This series predominantly contains the correspondence and subjects files of National Academy of Design council officers, including presidents, vice presidents, corresponding secretaries, and treasurers. Presidents' correspondence comprises the bulk of this series and relates to all matters of Academy business and operations including membership, gifts and funds, the federal charter, exhibitions, juries, the school, scholarships, committee affairs, anniversaries, publicity, administrative matters, resignations, and relationships with other organizations. Other records include speeches, addresses, and printed material. The remaining subseries (5.2-5.4) contain correspondence of vice presidents, corresponding secretaries, and treasurers. Annual reports by council officers are arranged in series 3.
The series is arranged as four subseries.
  • 5.1: Presidents, 1905-1977
  • 5.2: Vice Presidents, 1942-1947
  • 5.3: Corresponding Secretaries, 1848-1980
  • 5.4: Treasurers, 1897-1968
5.1:Presidents, 1905-1977
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Frederick Dielman (1899-1909)
Correspondence, 1905
14
17
Documents Relative to Plan for Cooperation between Columbia University and the Academy, 1905
14
18
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1906-1909
14
19
John White Alexander (1909-1915), Correspondence, 1911
14
20
Edwin Blashfield (1920-1926)
Correspondence, 1920-1922
14
21
Centennial, 1925-1926
14
22
Charter, 1920-1922
14
23
Royal Academy Exhibition, 1923
14
24
Cass Gilbert (1926-1933)
Correspondence, 1927-1932
14
25
Arts Council of New York City, 1926-1929
14
26
Gifts, 1922-1932
14
27
Inter-Society Color Council, 1919-1933
14
28
Speeches and Addresses, 1929-1931
14
29
Jonas Lie (1934-1939)
Correspondence, 1936-1939
14
30
Fundraising, 1935-1937
14
31
Membership Summary, 1936
14
32
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1935-1939
14
33
National Academy Buttons and Ribbons, 1921-1929
14
34
National Academy Change of Name, 1934
14
35
Press and Publicity, 1927-1937
14
36
Seal of the Academy, 1907-1938
14
37
Speeches and Addresses, 1934
14
38
Tax Exemptions, 1929-1938
14
39
Hobart Nichols (1939-1949)
Correspondence, Annual Subscribing Members, 1941-1947
14
40
Correspondence, Arms, John T., 1941-1949
14
41
Correspondence, Art Week, 1941
14
42
Correspondence, A, General, 1941-1949
15
1
Correspondence, B, General, 1941-1949
15
2
Correspondence, Cornell, Joseph, 1942
15
3
Correspondence, C-G, General, 1940
15
4-5
Correspondence, Hendry, Ed, 1941-1942
15
6
Correspondence, Huntington, Archer, 1941-1946
15
7
Correspondence, H-M, General, 1939-1949
15
8-11
Correspondence, National Council on Soviet-American Friendship, 1943
15
12
Correspondence, National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1942-1943
15
13
Correspondence, National Wartime Conference, 1943-1944
15
14
Correspondence, N-R, General, 1941-1949
15
15-17
Correspondence, S-Z, General, 1940-1950
15
18-20
Academy Notices, 1941-1947
15
21
American Fine Arts Society, 1941-1942
15
22
Diploma Samples, 1931-1939
15
23
Exhibitions, 1942
15
24
Our Heritage Exhibit, 1941-1942
15
25
Press Releases, 1941-1942
15
26
Publicity, 1941-1949
15
27
Radio Broadcasts, 1940-1942
15
28
Speeches, 1940-1942
15
29
Washington Society of Fine Arts Dinner, 1940
15
30
De Witt Lockman (1949-1950), 1949-1950
15
31
Lawrence G. White (1950-1956)
Correspondence, 1950-1956
16
1-2
Committee on Government and Arts, 1954-1955
16
3
National Academy Federal Charter, 1955-1956
16
4
Postage Stamp Advisory Committee, 1955
16
5
Resignation, 1956
16
6
UNESCO, 1952-1955
16
7
Eliot Clark (1956-1959)
Correspondence, 1956-1959
16
8
American Art in Sports Program, 1957
16
9
Fundraising, 1957-1958
16
10-11
National Academy Federal Charter, 1955-1958
16
12-13
John Harbeson (1959-1962)
Correspondence, United States Committee of International Association of Plastic Arts, 1953-1962
16
14
Correspondence, 1959-1962
16
15
Joint Committee on the National Capital, 1961
16
16
National Academy School, 1959-1960
16
17
National Academy Statement on Juries, 1960
16
18
National Commission of Fine Arts, 1961
16
19
Roosevelt Memorial Jury, 1960-1962
16
20
Edgar I. Williams (1962-1966)
Correspondence, 1962-1965
16
21
Federal Advisory Council on the Arts Legislation, 1952-1962
16
22
Alfred Easton Poor (1966-1977), 1966-1973
17
1-3
Alfred Easton Poor (1966-1977), 1974
17
4-6
Alfred Easton Poor (1966-1977), 1975
17
7-9
Alfred Easton Poor (1966-1977), 150th Anniversary, 1975
17
10
Alfred Easton Poor (1966-1977), 1976
17
11-12
Alfred Easton Poor (1966-1977), 1977
17
13-14
5.2:Vice Presidents, 1942-1947
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John Taylor Arms, Correspondence, 1942-1947
18
1
John Taylor Arms, Reports, 1945
18
2
5.3:Corresponding Secretaries, 1848-1980
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New York Life School, 1848
18
3
T. Addison Richards, Academy Notices, 1852-1892
18
4
Correspondence, 1894-1895
18
5
Harry Watrous, Metropolitan Museum of Art Correspondence, 1918-1920
18
6
Charles Curran
Correspondence, 1922-1936
18
7
Academy Notices, 1928-1939
18
8
New York State Fine Arts Commission, 1927-1930
18
9
Proposed Travelling Scholarship, 1922-1923
18
10
Soldiers Memorial, Kansas City, 1925
18
11
Southern National Academy of Design, 1931
18
12
George Lober, Correspondence, 1944-1949
18
13
Eliot Clark
Council Correspondence, 1948-1950
18
14
Council Meeting Agendas, 1950-1952
18
15
National Soap Sculpture Committee, 1949-1950
18
16
Reports, 1952
18
17
Ernest Fiene, Correspondence, 1956-1959
18
18
Louis Bouche, Correspondence, 1959-1964
18
19
Louis Bouche, Reports, 1958-1962
18
20
Norman Kent, Correspondence, 1966-1970
18
21
Colleen Browning, Correspondence, 1973-1974
18
22
Xavier Gonzalez, Academy Announcements, 1980
18
23
5.4:Treasurers, 1897-1968
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Correspondence, 1897-1898
18
24
Francis C. Jones, Account Book, 1906
18
25
Francis C. Jones, Old Tent Evangelical Committee, 1918-1923
18
26
Arthur Crisp, Correspondence, 1949-1952
18
27
Arthur Crisp, "The Academy as I Knew It", 1968
18
28
William Platt, Correspondence, 1954-1957
18
29
Ralph Fabri, Correspondence, 1963-1965
18
30
Ralph Fabri, Royal Academy of Art Certificate of Merit Recipients, 1963
18
31

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