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Virginia Field papers, 1954-1974

Field, Virginia

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Correspondence, reports, notes, photographs, and printed material concerning Field's association with Asia House, American Federation of Arts, National Endowment of the Arts, and painter John Von Wicht.
REEL 2804: Illustrated letters from John Von Wicht to Field. Von Wicht writes of exhibiting his work, of seeing Field in New York, and of her newsletter. In the last letter of 1968, written two years before his death, he writes of being in the hospital, returning home soon, and returning to work.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence and business records, 1957-1973, mostly regarding NEA fellowship grants which enabled Field, as a representative of Asia House, to visit many museums across the country; a photograph of Von Wicht, 1966 by I. Grippi, and one of Andy Warhol and Richard Brown Baker taken by Field; a report by Field, "American Federation of Arts Domestic Exhibition Program," 1963; notes; and printed material, including information on the NEA grant, American Federation of Arts Newsletters, 1955-1957, the International Council of Museums interim report, 1967-1978, and clippings, 1959-1973.

Biographical/Historical Note

Arts administrator; New York, N.Y. Assistant director for Asia House.


Donated by Virginia Field, 1981-1988.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2804 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Virginia Field papers, 1954-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.