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Subseries 1.8 | A Finding Aid to the Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949 | Digitized Collection

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

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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

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.