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Robert M. Cronbach papers, 1914-2004

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as seven series

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1925-1996
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Biographical material dates from 1925-1996 and includes awards, certificates, biographies, a curriculum vitae, a high school yearbook, and identification documents including military service papers and membership cards to the Artists Union of New York, Welder's Club and other affiliations. The pouch that contained these documents is also arranged in this last folder, as well as two photographs of Cronbach's first wife, Maxine Silver Cronbach.
Description Container Select
Awards and Certificates, circa 1950-1991
1
1
Biographies, 1950-1964
1
2
Curriculum Vitae, 1996
1
3
High School Yearbook, 1925
1
4
Identification and Membership Documents, 1934-1962
1
5

Series 2: Correspondence , 1934-2004
0.7 Linear feet
Box 1

Correspondence dates from 1934-2004 and primarily pertains to professional activities including exhibitions, commissions, projects, proposals, and involvement in organizations. Correspondents include galleries, museums, contractors, and other individuals with whom Cronbach needed to communicate the logistics of a project. Documents attached to correspondence include loan agreements, statements of sale, contracts, meeting notes, and agendas.
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Ackerman, C. W., 1946-1950
1
6
Adelphi College, 1947-1963
1
7
Ambellan, Harold, 1959-1965
1
8
Architectural League of New York, 1947-1953
1
9
Arts Equity Association, 1950-1954
1
10
Arts Equity Bureau (D. W. Millsaps Jr.), 1950
1
11
Associated American Artists Galleries, 1950-1954
1
12
A, General, 1934-1990
1
13
Brooklyn Museum, 1938-1948
1
14
B, General, 1937-1986
1
15
Century Association, 1968-1992
1
16
C, General, 1937-1986
1
17
Denver Art Museum, 1949
1
18
D, General, 1952-1987
1
19
Espinosa, Paula Maria, 1979-2004
1
20
E, General, 1951-1961
1
21
Fairmount Park Art Association, 1940-1949
1
22
F, General, 1937-1963
1
23
Glaberson, Sam, 1947
1
24
Goodman, Percival, 1937-1955
1
25
Guggenheim Foundation, 1952-1954
1
26
G, General, 1937-1987
1
27
H, General, 1949-1965
1
28
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Association, 1947-1949
1
29
Johnson, Corydon M., 1949-1956
1
30
J, General, 1974-1975
1
31
K, General, 1940-1957
1
32
L, General, 1934-1983
1
33
M, General, 1941-1992
1
34
The Nation Benefit Auction, 1949-1950
1
35
National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, 1971-1972
1
36
North Shore Community Art Center, 1951-1953
1
37
North Shore Hospital Fund, 1951
1
38
N, General, 1940-1986
1
39
O, General, 1964
1
40
P, General, circa 1937-1965
1
41
R, General, 1941-1965
1
42
Saturday Review of Literature, 1945-1966
1
43
Sculptors Guild, 1951
1
44
Skowhegan School, 1958-1992
1
45
S, General, 1947-1983
1
46
U, General, 1945-1952
1
47
V-Z, General, 1938-1986
1
48
Outgoing Letters, 1934-1982
1
49

Series 3: Writings , 1929-1970
4 Folders
Box 1

Writings date from 1929-1970 and include notes, lists, speeches, teaching techniques and lectures, as well as two travel journals from Cronbach's summer sojourns to Europe in 1929 and 1930.
Description Container Select
Notes and Lists, circa 1944-1970
1
50
Speeches, 1938-1944
1
51
Teaching Techniques and Lectures, 1947-1969
1
52
Travel Journals, 1929-1930
1
53

Series 4: Project and Commission Files , 1932-1990
1.6 Linear feet
Box 1-2, 4, OV 5-10

Project and commission files date from 1932-1990 and document over two dozen projects and proposals through correspondence, notes, blueprints, photographs, and printed material. The series also contains hundreds of drawings and sketches done in pencil, pen, and ink for the designs of sculptures, fountains, and other works.
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240 Central Park Fountain, Mayer and Whittlesey Architects, 1953-1961
Oversized items housed in Box 4, Folder 1.
1
54
Adelphi Mace, 1957-1958
1
55
Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Correspondence, 1958-1969
1
56
Printed Material and Photographs, 1961-1962
1
57
Sketches for Burning Bush Sculpture, circa 1960
Oversized items housed in Box 4, Folder 2
1
58
Sketches for Menorah and Eternal Light, circa 1960
Oversized items housed in Box 4, Folder 3
1
59
Dorr-Oliver Building, 1958-1962
Oversized items housed in Box 4, Folder 4
2
1
East Hills Sculpture, 1981-1987
2
2
Fashion Institute of Technology, 1974-1977
2
3
Garden State Plaza, 1956
2
4
Leroy Gruman Sculpture, 1972
2
5
Hollenden Hotel Bar, 1946-1947
Oversized items housed in OV 5
2
6
Isserman Commission, 1963-1964
2
7
Kanawna County Public Library, 1965-1978
2
8
James Madison Memorial Building Fountain, 1972-1980
2
9
Mairie de Savasse, 1990
2
10
Philadelphia Fountain Competition, 1964-1965
Oversized items housed in OV 6
2
11
Reynolds Metal Trophy, 1960-1961
Oversized items housed in OV 7
2
12
Saint Louis Federal Building Fountain, 1960-1963
Oversized items housed in OV 8
2
13
Saint Louis Municipal Auditorium Panels, 1932-1985
2
14
Social Security Building, 1940-1947
Oversized items housed in Box 4, Folder 5
2
15
Society of Medalists, Sunrise and Moonrise Medal, 1986-1987
2
16
Temple Israel, Saint Louis, 1959-1963
Oversized items housed in OV 9
2
17
Trinity Lutheran Fountain, 1959-1975
Oversized items housed in Box 4, Folder 6
2
18
United Nations Meditation Room Sculpture, 1959-1978
Oversized items housed in Box 4, Folder 7
2
19
Ward School Fountain, 1958-1959
Oversized items housed in OV 10
2
20
Wichita State University, 1974
2
21
Willerts Park Housing Project, 1938-1940
2
22
Oversized 240 Central Park Fountain from Box 1, Folder 54
4
1
Oversized Chizuk Amuno Sketches for Burning Bush from Box 1, Folder 58
4
2
Oversized Chizuk Amuno Sketches for Menorah and Eternal Light from Box 1, Folder 59
4
3
Oversized Dorr-Oliver Building from Box 2, Folder 1
4
4
Oversized Social Security Building from Box 2, Folder 15
4
5
Oversized Trinity Lutheran Fountain from Box 2, Folder 18
4
6
Oversized United Nations Meditation Room Sculpture from Box 2, Folder 19
4
7
Oversized Hollenden Hotel Bar from Box 2, Folder 6
OV 5
Oversized Philadelphia Fountain Competition from Box 2, Folder 11
OV 6
Oversized Reynolds Metal Trophy from Box 2, Folder 12
OV 7
Oversized Saint Louis Federal Building Fountain from Box 2, Folder 13
OV 8
Oversized Temple Israel, Saint Louis from Box 2, Folder 17
OV 9
Oversized Ward School Fountain from Box 2, Folder 20
OV 10

Series 5: Exhibition Files , circa 1960-2000
0.2 Linear feet
Box 2

Exhibition files date from circa 1960-2000 and include two files devoted to specific exhibitions, while the other files contain exhibition material that is arranged chronologically. Files include price lists, press releases, announcements, and correspondence related to Cronbach's exhibitions, including many at the Bertha Shaefer Gallery in New York City.
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Robert Cronbach, Selected Works 1939-1975 (1976), circa 1976
2
23
Works Progress Administration (WPA) Anthology and Exhibition Projects, 1968-1975
2
24
Chronological Exhibition Files, 1960s
2
25
Chronological Exhibition Files, 1970s
2
26
Chronological Exhibition Files, 1980s
2
27
Chronological Exhibition Files, 1990s
2
28

Series 6: Printed Material , 1914-2001
1.1 Linear feet
Box 2-3

Printed material dates from 1914-2001 and includes announcements, clippings, exhibition catalogs, and other publications documenting Cronbach's career. A few files at the end of this series contain printed material regarding specific subjects.
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Announcements, 1937-1999
2
29
Clippings, 1914-2001
2
30-31
Exhibition Catalogs, 1930s-1990s
3
1-10
Other Publications, 1930s-1960s
3
11
Adelphi College, circa 1950-1952
3
12
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, circa 1960-1965
3
13
Subway Art, 1936-1938
3
14

Series 7: Photographic Material , circa 1930-1995
2 Folders
Box 3

Photographic material dates from circa 1930-1995 and contains photographs and slides of Cronbach and his artwork. Cronbach is seen in portraits, with friends and family, teaching, working, and posing with his sculptures.
Description Container Select
Cronbach and Others, circa 1930-1995
3
15
Artwork, circa 1971-1995
3
16

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