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Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949

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Series 1: Armory Show Records, 1912-1963
3.6 linear feet
Boxes 1-2, 27-31, OV 36

As Secretary of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS), and as selector of European works included in the show, Walt Kuhn was heavily involved in the conception, organization, and production of the International Exhibition of Modern Art, more commonly known as the Armory Show of 1913. Records in this series document the exhibition, including the selection of art work in Europe and the U.S., selection of venues, negotiation of contracts, production of the exhibitions, publicity, promotion, sales, and the wide array of responses to the exhibitions in New York, Chicago, and Boston.
Types of material found in this series include correspondence, clippings, notes, inventories, insurance policies, mailing lists, a record book, writings, entry cards, marked and unmarked catalogs, pamphlets, postcards, floor plans, photographs, scrapbooks and memorabilia related to the exhibition. Also included are a handful of records related to retrospective accounts and exhibitions produced in 1938 and 1963 for the 25th and 50th anniversaries of the exhibition, including Walt Kuhn's 1938 pamphlet, "The Story of the Armory Show."
Records relating to the formation and administration of the AAPS are found in Series 2.
This series is arranged according the following 9 subseries:
1.1: Correspondence, 1912-1914
1.2: Domestic Art Committee Records, 1913
1.3: European Entry Cards, circa 1912
1.4: Notes, 1912-1913
1.5: Printed Material and Memorabilia, 1912-1913
1.6: Writings of Walt Kuhn, 1912-1913
1.7: Photographs, 1912-1913
1.8: Scrapbooks, 1912-1913
1.9: Retrospective Materials, 1938-1963, undated
This series has been scanned in entirety with the exception of duplicates and copies.
1.1:Correspondence, 1912-1914
This series contains correspondence among Armory Show organizers, artists, dealers, collectors, vendors, publicists, and the public concerning the planning, production, and reception of the exhibition in New York, Chicago, and Boston.
Unless otherwise noted, incoming and outgoing correspondence has been interfiled and arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Often only unsigned carbons of outgoing correspondence exists for a listed correspondent. When a correspondent has less than five items in a series, their letters have been placed in general alphabetical files, whose contents are listed under their file heading. Announcements written by AAPS members and sent to multiple recipients have been filed under the heading "Association of American Painters and Sculptors," regardless of the signature.
1.1.1:Organizers' Letters, 1912-1913
Organizers' Letters include letters written by Arthur B. Davies and Walt Kuhn. Recipients include Walter Pach, Walt Kuhn, and Vera Kuhn. Letters describe Kuhn's and Davies' travel to Europe to collect works to exhibit, preparations in New York, and the traveling exhibitions in Chicago and Boston. Several letters from Walt Kuhn are illustrated, and a floor plan of a proposed installation in the Armory is among Davies' letters. One postcard to Vera Kuhn from Boston is signed by Maurice and Charles Prendergast and Frederick James Gregg, as well as by Walt Kuhn.
Additional letters from Walt Kuhn to his wife before and after his Armory Show activities can be found in Series 4.2: Walt Kuhn Letters to Family.
Letters are separated by author and arranged chronologically.
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Arthur B. Davies, 1912-1913
1
1
Arthur B. Davies (copies), 1912-1913
1
2
Walt Kuhn to Vera Kuhn, 1912-1913
3 folders
1
3-5
Walt Kuhn to Vera Kuhn (copies), 1912-1913
1
6
Walt Kuhn to Walter Pach, 1912-1913
1
7
Walt Kuhn to Walter Pach (copies), 1912-1913
1
8
1.1.2:Artists and Lenders Correspondence, 1912-1913
Artists and Lenders Correspondence includes correspondence between organizers and artists, dealers, collectors, and other potential contributors to the exhibition. Included are letters from Oscar Bluemner, Constantin Brancusi, Robert Delaunay, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Arthur J. Eddy, Erich Heckel, Edvard Munch, Maurice Prendergast, John Quinn, Odilon Redon, Charles Sheeler, Alfred Stieglitz, Leo and Michael Stein, Ambrose Vollard, and Jack B. Yeats, among others.
This group is divided geographically between domestic and European correspondents, and is arranged alphabetically by name. Americans living in Europe at the time of the show are generally filed in the European correspondence. In addition to letters, this series contains occasional translations of letters from French or German, and a handful of lists of works or notes found with correspondence.
Additional correspondence with artists, dealers, and patrons can be found in Armory Show Sales Correspondence (Series 1.1.6).
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Domestic, A-D, 1912-1913
Alger, John H.
Andrews, J.B.
Association of American Painters and Sculptors
Barnard, George Gray
Beach, Chester
Birnbaum, Martin
Bjorkman, Olaf
Bliss, Lily
Bloodgood, M. Seymour
Bluemner, Oscar
Bush, Mrs. Wendell T.
Brewer, Bessie M.
Brown, F. William
Chaffee, O.N.
Cheever, Elizabeth S.
Chew, Amos
Coates, Miss
Currier, Miss (Daughter of J. Frank Currier)
Dabo, Mrs. Leon
Dabo, Leon
Dasburg, Andrew (see Johnson, Grace M.)
Davidson, Jo
Dodge, Mrs. Edwin Shurill (Mabel)
Drake, Alexander W.
Dreier, Katherine S.
Dreyfous, Florence
1
9
Domestic, E-J, 1912-1913
Eddy, Arthur J.
Eels, Jean
Fairbanks, Mr. (Boston)
Field, Hamilton
Flint, Annie Austin
Freeman, Charles H.
Gans, Mrs. Howard
Gellatly, John
Glintenkamp, Henry I.
The Gorham Co.
Guinness, Mrs. Arthur
Guinness, Mrs. Benjamin S.
Hannah, Zoe
Hardon, Mrs. Henry W.
Harley, Charles R.
Hartshorn, Robert
Haviland, Paul
Horter, E.
Johnson, Grace M.
1
10
Domestic, E-J (copies), 1912-1913
1
11
Domestic, Keller, Henry G., 1912-1913
1
12
Domestic, K-R, 1912-1913
Kuhn, Walt
Loewenstein, Dr. Helen C.
Macbeth, William
Mather, Frank J. Jr.
McGrath, Mrs. F.S.
McKinney, Miss E.
Meltzer, Charlotte
Morgan, Daniel H.
Ninkivell, Frank S.
Norton, Mrs. Porter
Oakman, John
Of, George F.
Pepper, Charles Hovey
Pleuthner, Walter Karl
Potter, Louis (see Gorham Co.)
Prendergast, Maurice
Pruyn, Francis L.
Quinn, John
Reisinger, Hugo
Rumsey, Mrs. Charles Cary
1
13
Domestic, Stieglitz, Alfred, 1912-1913
1
14
Domestic, Stieglitz, Alfred (copies), 1912-1913
1
15
Domestic, S-Y, 1912-1913
Schamberg, Morton L.
Sears, Mrs. Montgomery
Sheeler, Charles R.
Spingarn, A.B.
Stein, Mrs. (New York)
Sumner, John Osborne
Tison, Mrs. Alexander
Torrey, Frederic C.
Walter, Martha
Willard, Mary Livingston
Williams, Lloyd
Young, Arthur
1
16
Europe, Artz and de Bois, (see also Bois, J.H. de), 1912-1913
1
17
Europe, Bernheim Jeune and Cie, 1912-1913
1
18
Europe, Butler, Theodore E., 1912-1913
1
19
Europe, Druet, Emile (Galerie E. Druet), 1912-1913
1
20
Europe, General A-D and illegible, 1912-1913
[illegible signature]
Archipenko, Alexander
Association of American Painters and Sculptors
Bernard, Joseph
Bois, J.H. de
Bourgeois, Stephan
Brancusi, Constantin
Chabaud, Auguste
Chadbourne, Mrs. Emily Crane (see Molitor, M. et Mme.)
Delaunay, Robert
Dell, Robert (
The Burlington Magazine
,
The Nation
)
Dirks, Rudolph
Duchamp-Villon, Raymond
Dunoyer de Segonzac, André
Durand-Ruel and Sons (Paris)
1
21
Europe, General A-D and illegible (copies), 1912-1913
1
22
Europe, M. Flechtheim (Alfred Flechtheim), 1912-1913
1
23
Europe, Hans Goltz (Neue Kunst), 1912-1913
1
24
Europe, General, H-N, 1912-1913
Heckel, Erich
Howard, Cecil
Kirstein, Alfred
John, Augustus
Kahnweiler, Henry
Lehmbruck, Wilhelm
Molitor, M. et Mme.
Munch, Edvard
Nadelman, Eli
Neue Seccession Berlin
1
25
Europe, General, H-N (copies), 1912-1913
1
26
Europe, Thannhauser, Heinrich (Moderne Galerie), 1912-1913
1
27
Europe, General, P-Y, 1912-1913
Pryde, James
Redon, Odilon
Reimers, Hermann
Roosevelt, A.
Rosenberg, Leonce
Segal, Arthur
Sickert, Walter
Stein, Leo
Stein, M.
Vollard, Ambroise
Waldau, Grete
Yeats, Jack B.
1
28
1.1.3:Insurers, Packers, and Shippers Correspondence, 1912-1913
Correspondence with Insurers, Packers, and Shippers contains inventories, receipts, and correspondence detailing arrangements for the physical handling and security of works included in the show, and correspondence relating to insurance claims on exhibited works.
Artists' and lenders' correspondence regarding insurance and shipping is filed in Artists and Lenders Correspondence (Series 1.1.2). Extensive correspondence regarding the shipment of works to Chicago and Boston is filed in Traveling Exhibition Correspondence (Series 1.1.5). Additional shipping information can be found in the annotated catalogs filed in Printed Material and Memorabilia (Series 1.5).
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Adams Express Company, 1913
1
29
Austin, Baldwin and Co. (Mr. Fleming), 1913
1
30
Blaiklock Bros. Limited, 1913
1
31
Chenue, J., 1912
Oversized material housed in Box 27
1
32
Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, 1913
1
33
Doll and Richards, Inc., 1913
1
34
Hensel, Bruckmann and Lorbacher, 1913
1
35
Lloyd Anglo-Francais, 1912-1913
1
36
O'Brien Art Galleries (see Adams Express Company)
1
Pottier, Ch., 1912-1913
1
37
Frederic B. Thomason, Insurer, 1913
1
38
United States Lloyd's, 1913
1
39
Wetsch (Gebrüder Wetsch, Wetsch's Kunst und Mobiltransport in München), 1912-1913
1
40
General C-W, 1913
Collector of Customs, New York City
H. Desmidt and Co.
Harlem Terminal Storage and Warehouse Company
Milch, Mr. D.
Quinn, John (see Watson, John)
Watson, John
Willard, Mr. (New York; see Compagnie Générale Transatlantique)
Wilson, Louis
1
41
Packing list of J. Chenue, 1912
Oversized material scanned with Box 1, F32
27
1.1.4:Publicity, 1912-1913
The bulk of correspondence concerning the production and promotion of the Armory Show is filed here. Subjects include real estate matters, press coverage, art work reproductions, invitations, publications, merchandise, and fundraising. Correspondence by artists, dealers, and collectors concerning these subjects has been filed in Artists and Lenders Correspondence (Series 1.1.2).
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Beatty, John W. (Carnegie Institute), 1913
1
42
General A-B and illegible, 1913
[3 letters with illegible signatures]
Abbott, J.B. (Art Association of Montreal)
Abendschein, Albert
A.C. Rowe and Son
Allen, C.L.
Alverson Press
Angue, D.G. (
Everybody's Magazine
)
Ashwell, Thomas E. (
Arts and Decoration
)
Association of American Painters and Sculptors
Austin, W.C. (Actors' Fund of America)
Bach, Richard J. (Columbia University, School of Architecture)
Bain, George Grantham (Daily Illustrated News Service)
Bains, William M.
Barnard College
Bell, E. (
The Outlook
)
Berg, G.L. (Washington State Art Association)
Bidwell, C.B. (Atlanta Art Association)
Bied, Louis (see Druet, E.)
Blake, W.B. (
The Independent
, New York)
Brinton, Christian (The Players, New York)
Bowerman, George F. (Public Library of the District of Columbia)
Budworth, W.S.
Burlington Magazine
Burrell, Mr. (Department of Agriculture, Canada)
1
43
Churchill, Alfred Vance (Smith College Art Dept.), 1913
1
44
Conley, Col. Louis D. (69th Regiment Infantry N.G.N.Y.), 1912-1913
1
45
Conley, Col. Louis D. (69th Regiment Infantry N.G.N.Y.) (copies), 1912-1913
1
46
Crowninshield, Frank (The Century Co.), 1913
1
47
General C-E, 1913
Carruth, Hayden (
Woman's Home Companion
)
Chase, Otto B.
Clark, G.G. (Blackman-Ross Company, Advertising)
Cobb, Anna L. (Department of Applied Art, Board of Education, Cleveland, OH)
Cohen, Lewis
Colgate and Company
College of the City of New York
Columbia University Faculty of Fine Arts
Consolidated Gas Co.
Croker National Fire Prevention and Engineering Co.
Crowley, Mrs. F.B. (Art Advisory Committee, Des Moines, IA)
Curtiss, J.P. (Marconi Wireless Daily Papers)
Davidge, Clara
Dion, F. L. (E.E. Vreeland, Advertising, Inc.)
Douglas, Mr. (F.W. Woolworth)
Druet, E. (Photographie D'Oeuvres D'Art)
du Bois, Guy Pène (see Ashwell, Thomas E.)
1
48
Holland, R.A. (City Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO), 1913
1
49
Irving, F. (Geo. R. Read and Co., Real Estate), 1913
1
50
General F-I, 1913
Fackenthal, F.D. (Columbia University)
Falcke, Dr. (see Wenzel, R.A.)
Fant, John
Flagg, Maurice I. (Minnesota State Art Society)
Fox, William Henry (Central Museum, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences; see also Hooper, Franklin W.)
Gardner, Isabella S.
Gaylor, A.C.(
Arts and Decoration
)
Goewey, Ed (
Kansas City Post
)
Goodale and Hanson
Hamilton, Mr. (Holmes Electric Protective Company)
Hefter, Hannah Henrietta
Henderson, Helen W. (
The Philadelphia Inquirer
)
Hermann, Mr. (Verlag Der Sturm)
Herzfeld-Phillipson Co., Boston Store
Holm, Frits V. (
The Copenhagen
)
Hooper, Franklin W. (Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences)
Howells, John Mead
1
51
Koehler, Robert (Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts and School of Art), 1913
1
52
Lamb, James E., 1913
1
53
Loweree, W.D. (The Whitehead and Hoag Co.), 1912-1913
1
54
General J-L, 1912-1913
Johnson, John G.
Juley, Peter A.
Katz, Miss (Greenhut-Siegel Cooper Co.)
Keipp, Mary M.
Keyser, P. de (Merick Reynolds Fine Arts)
Kneeland, Marjorie (Music School Settlement)
Knoedler, Roland
Komroff, Manuel (Francisco Ferrer Association)
Krone, W.
Laker, John W.E.
Laurvik, J. Neilson
Lenygon, H. (Lynygon and Morant, Inc.)
Levy, Florence N. (
American Art Annual
; see also Bowerman, George F.)
Lublin, Mrs. C. Owen (
Town and Country
)
1
55
General M-N, 1912-1913
Mahlberg, Paul
Major, Lilian D.
Morison, David
Mosley, Helen E.
Myers, John Andrew (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts)
Nelson, W.H. (The International Studio)
New York Armory (see Conley, Col. Louis D.)
New York Edison Co.
New York Public Library
New York Telephone Co.
New York University
Noël, Rev. Brother (La Salle Academy)
1
56
General O-R, 1912-1913
Oppenheimer, Mr.
Pardle, William S.
Pardo, L. Lara (
Cosmos
magazine)
Postmaster, Madison Square Garden
Poth, Mr. (the Sportsmens Show)
President, The White House
Preyer, D.C.
Putnam, Alice
Quinn, John
Reid, Miss C.W. (Normal College of the City of NY)
Robbins, Leona
Roberts, Mary F.
Roeder, Miss (R.H. Macy and Co.)
Romeike, Henry (Henry Romeike Inc.)
Roosevelt, Theodore
Rutter, Frank
1
57
Sulzer, William (Governor of New York State), 1913
1
58
General S-T, 1912-1913
Sage, Cornelia (Buffalo Fine Arts Academy)
San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday Evening Post
Schulman, Gabriel
Schultheis, Henry (Henry Schultheis Co.)
Sloan, Anna M. (The Masses Publishing Co.)
Staats Zeitung
Stevens, George W. (Toledo Museum of Art)
Teachers College
Thomson, John (The Free Library of Philadelphia)
Titus, A.B. (International Panama-California Exposition)
1
59
General, W-Z, 1913
Wager-Smith, Miss Curtis
Watt, D.A.
Wenzel, R.A. (Imperial German Consulate, New York)
Wiegand, Henry H. (Charcoal Club)
Willard, Elisa May (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)
Willis, Mr. (Office of the Fire Commissioner, New York)
Ziegler, Francis S. (
The Philadelphia Record
)
1
60
1.1.5:Traveling Exhibition, 1912-1914
This series documents the modified exhibitions sent to the Art Institute of Chicago (March 24 to April 16, 1913) and the Copley Society of Boston (April 28 to May 19, 1913). The bulk of correspondence is between Armory Show organizers and officials at the Chicago and Boston venues, including Walt Kuhn, Arthur B. Davies, Walter Pach, Frederick James Gregg, Elmer MacRae, and John Quinn, William M.R. French, Arthur T. Aldis, N.H. Carpenter, J.F. Coolidge, Holker Abbott, and Desmond Fitzgerald.
Correspondence among exhibit organizers regarding sales made during the traveling exhibition is also filed here. A contract between the AAPS and the Copley Society, referred to in a telegram of March 4, 1913, is filed with that telegram. Correspondence regarding a contract dispute between the AAPS and the Copley Society is also filed in this series. Arrangement is chronological.
Additional correspondence relating to the traveling exhibition can be found in Walt Kuhn's letters to Vera Kuhn in Organizers' Letters (Series 1.1.1).
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Traveling Exhibition, 1912-1914
6 folders
1
61-66
1.1.6:Sales Correspondence, 1913
Sales Correspondence contains the bulk of correspondence regarding the sale, payment, and delivery of works bought at the exhibition, as well as inquiries and acknowledgements made by the buyers and artists. This correspondence is most often of a perfunctory nature, listing works and prices or other arrangements.
In addition to correspondence in this series, information about exhibition sales can be found in Traveling Exhibition Correspondence (Series 1.1.5), Armory Show Notes (Series 1.4) and in the marked catalogs in Printed Materials and Memorabilia (Series 1.5).
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Artz and de Bois, 1913
1
67
Druet, Emile (E. Druet Galerie), 1913
1
68
Goltz, Hans (Neue Kunst), 1913
1
69
General, A-K, 1913
Archipenko, Alexander
Barnes, A.C.
Beach, Chester
Blanchet, Alexander
Boudelle, E.A.
Bourgeois, Stephan (see Chapman, Frederic A.)
Burroughs, Bryson (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Chabaud, August
Chapman, Frederic A. (see also Torrey, Frederic C.)
Clark, Stephen C.
Coluzzi, Howard
Dearden, Frank Jay
DeKay, Charles
Duchamp-Villon, Raymond
Dunoyer de Segonzac, André
Flechtheim, Arthur
Gliezes, Albert
Hannah, Zoe
Harsted, R.H.
Hays, Lydia D.
Henri, Robert
Hessel, Joseph
Higgins, Eugene
Hopper, Edward
Jansen, F.M.
Kahnweiller, Henry
Kretz, Mr.
Kapferer, Marcel
1
70
General, L-P, 1913
Lee, Arthur
Lehmbruck, Wilhelm
Lie, Jonas
Luks, George
Marcus, George
McKinney, Ethelyn
Morris, Dave H.
Oppenheimer, Louis de L.
Pach, Walter
Pascin, Jules
Picabia, Francis
Porter, George F.
Porter, Harold E.
Prendergast, Maurice
Pruyn, Francis L.
Pryde, James
1
71
Tuttle, William F. (Friends of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago), 1913
1
72
General, Q-Z, 1913
Quinn, John
Radeke, E.G.
Redon, Odilon
Robinson, Boardman
Russell, Morgan
Sheldrick, Richard
Sousa Cardoza, Amadeo De
Thannhauser, Heinrich
Torrey, Frederic C.
Uhde, Wilhelm
Vollard, Ambroise
Yeats, Jack B.
Young, Arthur
Zak, Eugene
1
73
1.2:Domestic Art Committee Records, 1913
This series contains a record book of works from the United States submitted for inclusion in the Armory Show, showing which works were selected and which rejected. Also found are mailing lists of artists.
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Mailing lists, circa 1913
1
74
Record Book, 1913
1
75
Record Book (copies), 1913
1
76
1.3:European Entry Cards, 1912
This series consists of forms filled out and submitted by artists and dealers for individual works sent to the Armory Show. Forms include the name of the work, the name of the artist, the date of execution, the price of the work for insurance and for sale, the location of the work and the address to which the work was to be returned.
Forms in German are separated from forms in French, and arrangement is alphabetical by artist.
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French, circa 1912
3 folders
1
77-79
French (copies), circa 1912
1
80
German, circa 1912
1
81
1.4:Notes, 1912-1913
This series consists of handwritten and typewritten information related to the Armory Show, including notes in Walter Pach's hand from a conversation with Odilon Redon from December of 1912, a list of artists suggested for inclusion in the show by Picasso and often referred to as "Picasso's list," statistics for attendance and sales, prices of works in an annotated catalog, and a list of purchasers and their mailing addresses. Additional catalogs from the exhibition, both annotated and un-annotated, can be found in Printed Material (Series 1.5). Additional statistics for attendance can be found in Scrapbooks (Series 1.8, Press II, p. 69).
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Walter Pach's notes from a conversation with Odilon Redon, 1912
1
82
Picasso's List, 1912
1
83
Picasso's List (copies), 1912
1
84
Prices and Purchasers, 1913
1
85
Prices and Purchasers (copies), 1913
1
86
Statistics and Other Notes, circa 1912-1913
1
87
1.5:Printed Material and Memorabilia, 1912-1913
Printed material in this series includes a blueprint of the Armory installation floor plan; the 1912 catalog of the Sonderbund Internationale Kunst-Austellung in Cologne, Germany, which was sent to Walt Kuhn by Arthur B. Davies and annotated by both men; exhibition catalogs for the New York, Chicago, and Boston exhibitions; printed exhibition announcements and notices; postcards printed with reproductions of art works; pamphlets published by the organizers of the show; two items of memorabilia including an Armory Show button and a lapel pin; and newspaper clippings.
Several of the catalogs contain annotations. Annotated New York catalogs are marked with prices and other notes; annotated Boston and Chicago catalogs are marked with shipping and packing information. Researchers should note for each of the catalogs, the annotated copies have been digitized. Digitization was not repeated for clean duplicates of catalogs.
An additional annotated catalog can be found in Notes (Series 1.4) under the heading "Prices and Purchasers." Additional clippings can be found in Scrapbooks (Series 1.8). Transcripts of Walt Kuhn's translation of Gauguin's "Noa-Noa" are filed under Writings of Walt Kuhn (Series 1.6).
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Blueprint of Armory Show Floorplan, circa 1913
Oversized material housed in OV 36
1
88
Button and Lapel Pin, 1913
1
89
Button and Lapel Pin (copies), 1913
1
90
Clippings, 1912-1913
1
91
Exhibition announcements and notices, 1913
1
92
Exhibition announcements and notices (copies), 1913
1
93
Exhibition catalogs for the Armory Show
International Exhibition of Modern Art
, New York, N.Y., 1913 February 17 to March 15
See also folder 7
2
1-2
International Exhibition of Modern Art; Supplement containing additions, errata, and exhibits cataloged but not received
, New York, N.Y., 1913 February 17 to March 15
2
3
International Exhibition of Modern Art; Supplement containing additions, errata, and exhibits cataloged but not received
, New York, N.Y. (copies), 1913 February 17 to March 15
2
4
International Exhibition of Modern Art
, Chicago, Ill., 1913 March 24 to April 16
See also folder 8
2
5
International Exhibition of Modern Art
, Boston, Mass., 1913 April 28 to May 19
See also folder 8
2
6
International Exhibition of Modern Art
(annotated), New York, N.Y., 1913 February 17 to March 15
2
7
International Exhibition of Modern Art
(annotated), Boston, Mass. and Chicago, Ill., 1913 March 24 to April 16, and April 28
2
8
Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung des Sonderbundes Illustr. Katalog
, Cologne, 1912
2
9
Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung des Sonderbundes Illustr. Katalog
, Cologne (copies), 1912
2
10
Pamphlets, 1913
"Cézanne," by Elie Faure
"For and Against," edited by Frederick James Gregg
"Noa-Noa," excepts, by Paul Gauguin, translated by Walt Kuhn
"Odilon Redon," by Walter Pach
"A Sculptor's Architecture," by Walter Pach
2
11
Pamphlets (copies), 1913
2
12
Postcard reproductions of works exhibited, 1913
2
13
Postcard reproductions of works exhibited (copies), 1913
2 folders
2
14-15
Oversized Blueprint of Armory Show Floorplan
Oversized material scanned with Box 1, F88
OV 36
1.6:Writings of Walt Kuhn, 1912-1913
This series contains translations written by Walt Kuhn during his voyage home from Europe in November, 1912. Works include excerpts from Paul Gauguin's "Noa-Noa," which was later published in pamphlet form for sale at the Armory Show, and excerpts from "Letters of a Post Impressionist" by Vincent van Gogh, which was not published. Also included are copyright clearances for both works obtained from the Library of Congress Copyright Office.
Manuscripts and typescripts are filed together in this subseries. The published pamphlet of the Gauguin translation can be found in Printed Material and Memorabilia (Series 1.5). Additional writings by Walt Kuhn can be found in the Walt Kuhn Family Papers (Series 4).
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"Noa Noa," Excerpts, by Paul Gauguin, translated by Walt Kuhn, 1912
2
16
"Letters of a Post Impressionist," by Vincent Van Gogh, Translated by Walt Kuhn, 1912
2
17
Correspondence with Library of Congress Copyright Office, 1913
2
18
1.7:Photographs, 1912-1913
This series consists of photographs related to the Armory Show, including installation views, art works, the Duchamp-Villon brothers, and the celebratory beefsteak dinner held on March 8, 1913, taken by Percy Rainford. Photographs include individual prints and one photo album. The photo album consists of platinum prints of works of art that were made into postcards, and an original photograph of the Duchamp-Villon brothers.
A handful of loose platinum prints of art works and of the Duchamp-Villon brothers match the prints in the photo album in image, tone, and print quality, and have been treated as originals. Copy photographs of images whose originals are not in this collection are filed in Series 1.9: Retrospective Materials. Additional photographs are found in Series 3 and 4.
DescriptionContainer
Installation views and Armory building, 1913
2
19
Installation views and Armory building (copies), 1913
3 folders
Partially scanned
2
20-22
Artworks, 1913
2
23
Beefsteak Dinner Photograph, 1913
Oversized materials housed in Box 27
2
24
Beefsteak Dinner Photograph (copies), 1913
2
25
Duchamp-Villon brothers, 1912
2
26
Duchamp-Villon brothers (copies), 1912
2
27
Photograph Album, 1913
Oversized material housed in Box 28
2
28
Photograph Album (copies), 1913
2 folders
2
29-30
Oversized Beefsteak Dinner Photograph
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F24
27
Oversized Photograph Album
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F28
28
1.8:Scrapbooks, 1912-1913
This subseries includes two scrapbooks (currently housed in three conservation phase boxes) that document the Armory Show. They include magazine and newspaper clippings; printed materials related to the exhibition; typescript documents of the AAPS related to statistics, public speeches, and circulars; and telegrams remarking on the exhibition. Subjects of the clippings include advance press of the show, diverse responses to the show, satirical cartoons, John Quinn's fight to eliminate the tariff on art, Guzton Borglum's public resignation from the AAPS, and the vice investigation of the show by Chicago authorities.
Because of the poor quality paper used in the scrapbooks, items in this series have required conservation treatment, which has slightly modified their composition. The Beefsteak dinner menu, which is from the celebratory dinner hosted by the AAPS on March 8, 1913 and is signed by the attendees, was originally included in these scrapbooks, but was later conserved as a separate item. The menu is included in this series with reference to its original page number in the scrapbook. The original binding of volume 2 of the scrapbooks was removed when the volume was conserved, and is housed separately. Another item that was separated from the scrapbooks, a clean copy of the New York edition of the exhibition catalog, is now housed with the other catalogs in Printed Materials and Memorabilia (Series 1.5). Microfilm copies of the scrapbooks as they appeared at the time of accession are available on reels D242-D243.
In general, scrapbook items are loosely chronological. Duplicates of many of the pamphlets, notices, posters, catalogs and postcards in the scrapbooks are found in Printed Material and Memorabilia (Series 1.5).
Additional scrapbooks, which are unrelated to the Armory Show, are found in Series 3 and 4.
DescriptionContainer
Press I, 1912-1913
Oversized material housed with Box 29
2
31
Press I (copies), 1912-1913
2 folders
2
32-33
Press II, part 1, 1913
Oversized material housed with Box 30
2
34
Press II, part 1 (copies), 1913
2
35
Press II, part 2, 1913
Oversized material housed with Box 31
2
36
Press II, part 2 (copies), 1913
2
37
Original Binding for Press II, 1913
Oversized material housed with Box 27
2
38
Beefsteak Dinner Menu (from Press II, p. 175), 1913
Oversized material housed with Box 27
2
39
Beefsteak Dinner Menu (from Press II, p. 175) (copies), 1913
2
40
Press I (Oversized Scrapbook)
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F31
29
Press II, part 1 (Oversized Scrapbook)
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F34
30
Press II, part 2 (Oversized Scrapbook)
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F36
31
Oversized Original Binding for Press II
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F38
27
Oversized Beefsteak Dinner Menu
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F39
27
1.9:Retrospective Materials, 1939-1963
This series consists of materials related to retrospective accounts of the Armory Show from the 25th and 50th anniversaries of the exhibition, in 1938 and 1963. Items from the 25th anniversary include an article by Frank Crowninshield in
Vogue
magazine, and Walt Kuhn's pamphlet, "The Story of the Armory Show" (1938), which was later reprinted in the
Art News
annual of 1939. Additional items in this series, including a typescript catalog, a series of photographs of the Armory building exterior dated 1962, and reproductions of clippings and artwork, seem to have been gathered for the 50th anniversary exhibition held in 1963. The reproductions in this series were not made from the Armory Show records in this collection. Additional documents related to the Kuhn pamphlet can be found in the Walt Kuhn Family Papers (Series 4).
DescriptionContainer
Proof of Frank Crowninshield Article for
Vogue
, 1940
Oversized material housed in Box 27
2
41
Clippings, 1939, 1940, 1950, 1962-1963
4 folders
including copy
oversized material housed in Box 27
2
42-45
Exhibition Catalog, circa 1963
2
46
Pamphlet, "The Story of the Armory Show,", 1938
2
47
Photographs, 1962
2
48
Reproductions, circa 1963
2 folders
Including copies
oversized material housed in Box 27
2
49-50
Oversized Proof of Frank Crowninshield Article for
Vogue
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F41
27
Oversized Clippings
Oversized material from Box 2, F42
27
Oversized Reproductions
Oversized material from Box 2, F49
27

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