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Papers relating to the 1913 Armory Show 50th Anniversary Exhibition, circa 1962-1995

Carlton, Margaret Gillies, 1903-1998

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 1.4 Linear feet

Summary: Business files, letters, photographs and printed material relating to the the 1913 Armory Show, 50th Anniversary exhibition sponsored by the Henry Street Settlement, of which Margaret Carlton was co-chair. Business files relate to committees, contributions, publicity, and guests. Photographs are of the event and many come from the album "Armory Show 1963."
Letters to Carlton, found in two scrapbooks, are from Charles Collingwood, Leon Kroll, Henri Marceau, V.W. Van Gogh, and Adelaide Taylor. Printed material includes two posters (one signed and numbered by Marcel Duchamp) and exhibition catalogs signed by Duchamp, Stuart Davis, William Zorach, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Margaret Carlton was an exhibition organizer in Woods Hole, Mass.


Donated 1995 by Margaret Gillies Carlton and 2009 by Mary, Ann and Rhona Carlton, daughters of Margaret Gillies Carlton via Jenn Swope, an in-law of the Carlton family.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Original album, "Armory Show 1963": in possession of donor, Margaret Gillies Carlton.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Photographs from album: are copyprints

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Papers relating to the 1913 Armory Show 50th Anniversary Exhibition, circa 1962-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.