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

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Series 2: Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS) Records, 1911-1914, undated
0.2 linear feet
Box 3

This series documents activities of the AAPS aside from the production of the Armory Show. Items include the group's constitution, documents related to incorporation, a minute book documenting their first meetings, multiple drafts of minutes of subsequent meetings, and briefs and correspondence relating to John Quinn's work to lift duties on imported art. Correspondence includes responses from exhibition venues around the country to queries made by Walt Kuhn in 1912 regarding the possibility of exhibiting members' artwork, along with a list of recipients in Kuhn's handwriting; letters accepting or declining invitations to membership; written resignations; and letters establishing proxies for the annual meeting of May 18, 1914. Lists of members are filed with membership correspondence. Records of the 1914 meeting, the first general membership meeting after the Armory Show and the last such meeting the group would hold, include tallies of votes to elect new officers and handwritten letters of resignation.
Additional insight into the origins and politics of the AAPS can be found in Series 4.2: Walt Kuhn Letters to Family (1911, 1913, and 1914). All materials related to the planning, production and business of the Armory Show are filed in Series 1.
This series has been scanned in entirety.
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Constitution and Incorporation, 1911-1912
3
1
Correspondence
Exhibition Venues, 1912
3
2
Membership, 1911-1912, undated
lists
[illegible]
Aiken, Charles Avery
Anderson, Karl
Bellows, George
Borglum, Gutzon (see also Prendergast, Charles E. and Constitution and Incorporation)
Borglum, Solon
Calder, A. Stirling
Davidson, Jo
Fry, Sherry Edmundson
Gregg, James Frederick
Hassam, Childe
Henri, Robert
Hillis, Newell Dwight
Kramer, Edward Adam
Porter, Bruce
Prendergast, Charles E.
Prendergast, Maurice B.
Quinn, John (see also Constitution and Incorporation and Quinn brief)
Spingarn, J.E.
Tucker, Allen
Wier, J. Alden
3
3
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1912
3
4
Minutes, 1911-1914
2 folders
3
5-6
Minutes (copies), 1911-1914
3
7
Quinn Brief Against Duty on Works of Art, 1912-1913
3
8
Records of the Meeting of May 18, 1914
3
9
Records of the Meeting of May 18 (copies), 1914
3
9-10

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