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A Finding Aid to the 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 feet

Summary: The papers of curator, gallery director, educator, and Latin American art historian Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) measure 56.4 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1994. The papers are comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, teaching and project files, professional files, research files, exhibition and subject files, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) was a curator, gallery director, educator, art historian, and expert on Latin American Art. Editor, then curator of American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1952-1958; assistant director, Yale University Art Gallery, 1958-1967; director of galleries, chairman of museology program and professor of museum studies and art history, Syracuse University, variously between 1974-1982.

Provenance

The collection was donated from 1992 to 1995 to by Stanton L. Catlin.

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Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.