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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.

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