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New Britain Museum of American Art records, 1907-1978

New Britain Museum of American Art


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters from artists, art dealers, and art collectors, mostly addressed to Sanford Low, Director of the Museum, 1940-1964. Some letters contain price lists of works of art, photographs and printed matter. Correspondents include John Taylor Arms, Milton Avery, Thomas Hart Benton, Leonard Baskin, Varujan Boghosian, Charles Burchfield, Adolf Dehn, Philip Kappel, Sol LeWitt, Herbert Meyer, Ogden Pleissner, Henry Schnakenberg, Robert Vose and others. Also included are writings by Low and others about the Musuem.

Biographical/Historical Note

Known as the Art Museum of the New Britain Institute prior to 1961.


Donated 1979 by the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1710 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

New Britain Museum of American Art records, 1907-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.