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Thomas S. Holman research material concerning Reginald Marsh, 1970-1989

Thomas S. Holman research material concerning Reginald Marsh, 1970-1989

Holman, Thomas S., 1953-2015

Curator, Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 1.8 linear feet

Summary: Curator, and gallery director Thomas S. Holman's research materials on Reginald Marsh, 1970-1989, measure 1.8 linear feet. Research materials consist of correspondence, notes, printed material, writings, and images accrued during the course of exhibition research that Holman pursued while he was curator of collections at the Minnesota Museum of American Art and director of the Bell Gallery, Brown University. Reginald Marsh research, mainly conducted from 1982-1983, comprises the vast majority of the collection. In addition, there are research files for proposed Charles Demuth and Charles Sheeler exhibitions. Grant research compiled in 1989 concerns a mural exhibition.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas S. Holman (1953-2015) was a museum curator and administrator living in New York, New York. Holman was executive director of the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia and The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York.


Donated 2013 by Thomas S. Holman.

A Finding Aid to the Thomas S. Holman Research Materials on Reginald Marsh, 1970-1989, in the Archives of American Art
Biographical/Historical note
Art historian Thomas S. Holman has been a curator at the Norton Museum of Art and Minnesota Museum of American Art, and served as executive director of The Hudson River Museum and Marietta/Cobb Museum. He is now an art advisor and lives in New York City.
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954) was best known for his paintings of life in New York City during the Great Depression. Subjects included crowds on city streets and at Coney Island, women, hobos on the Bowery, vaudeville and other popular entertainments.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 1 series:
Series 1: Research Files, 1970-1989 (Boxes 1-3; 1.8 linear feet)
Donated 2013 by Thomas S. Holman.
Processing Information note
This collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared in 2014 by Catherine S. Gaines. The Archives of American Art has implemented minimal processing tactics when possible in order to increase information about and access to more of our collections. Minimal processing included arrangement to the series, subseries, and folder levels. Generally, items within folders were simply verified with folder titles, but not arranged further. Folders within boxes were not numbered. The collection was rehoused in archival containers and folders, but not all staples and clips were removed.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Thomas S. Holman research material concerning Reginald Marsh, 1970-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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