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Stanton L. Catlin papers, 1911-1998, bulk 1930-1994

Stanton L. Catlin papers, 1911-1998, bulk 1930-1994

Catlin, Stanton Loomis, 1915-1997

Art historian, Museum director

Collection Information

Size: 56.4 linear ft.

Summary: Biographical material, letters, files, writings, photographs, slides, and printed material.

Included are curriculum vitae; files on the Latin-American Studies Association; the exhibition Art of Latin America Since Independence (ALASI); Yale Art Gallery; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Art Gallery, Center for Inter-American Relations (director's files), NYC; Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University; and Mexican codices; and various projects, proposals and exhibitions. Also included are catalog material and artists' biographies; exhibition announcements; writings; publicity photographs; photographs and slides of works of art; printed material; personal and professional letters; professional files; research files on Latin American Art and artists; teaching files for Hunter College (CUNY) and the Graduate program in Museology, Syracuse University;Center for Inter-American relations files; exhibition files for "American Paintings 1945-1957," and the Bronx Museum; also files relating to miscellaneous courses, lectures, symposia, essays, articles for Minneapolis Institute of Art Bulletin, and other periodicals, the Cuernavaca frescoes, and the history of Latin American art.

ADDITION: Correspondence (personal and professional); office files from Catlin's positions as Executive Director of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (1947-1950), Visiting Associate Professor at Hunter College, New York City (1972); files from tenures at Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Yale University Art Gallery, Art Gallery of the Center for Inter-American Relations, and as an instructor at the City University of New York; files regarding the Latin American Studies Association, the Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, exhibitions, projects, travel, study; research notes for planned publications; and family photographs., Also, material pertaining to Latin American venues of Museum of Modern Art Exhibition, "Contemporary U.S. Painting"; newsletter for Minneapolis Institute of Arts; field notes for exhibition, "Art of Latin America Since Independence"; miscellaneous correspondence, clippings, biographical material, and one photograph.

Biographical/Historical Note

Museum director, art historian, b. 1915; d. 1997 Editor, then curator of American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1952-1958; assistant director, Yale University Art Gallery, 1958-l967; director of galleries, chairman of museology program and professor of museum studies and art history, Syracuse University, variously between 1974-1982.


Donated 1992-1995 by Stanton L. Catlin.

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

Stanton L. Catlin papers, 1911-1998, bulk 1930-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.