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

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4.7: Financial Records, 1920-1961, 1972
1 linear foot
Box 14-15

This series contains records of the Kuhn family's financial assets and transactions. Types of material include account books, correspondence, legal documents, bills, and receipts. Sales of artwork are documented in Accounts of Moneys Received, Accounts of Paintings Sold, and to a lesser extent, Bills and Receipts. Also among the bills and receipts are insurance policies, travel expenses, lithography and publication expenses, and receipts for the shipment, framing, and photography of art works. Documents from the Walt Kuhn estate include a detailed appraisal made late in 1949 after his death, which lists several hundred works of art in his studio and on loan in various museums, among other property. A copy of the appraisal is annotated with notes of sales up to 1955.
The file on Copyrights contains correspondence and copyright registration certificates for Kuhn's theater acts, publications and motion picture. Copyright information about Kuhn's translations of 1912 are filed with those publications in Armory Show Records. Information included in tax returns includes payments made to Kuhn's models, who are named as employees. Other files document more personal financial transactions. Notebooks filed under Assets summarize information about savings, mortgages, stocks, bonds, and other property.
Arrangement is alphabetical by subject. Execution dates of artwork are given in parentheses after the file heading and should not be confused with record dates. Additional correspondence and receipts related to Kuhn's sales of artwork can be found in General Correspondence, Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files, and Provenance Files.
This series has been partially scanned. Records not scanned include routine financial records such as leases, tax records, records of savings accounts and stocks and bonds, and utility bills, and some records relating to the will of Francis Kuhn.
DescriptionContainer
Accounts of Moneys Received, 1923-1949
2 volumes
14
24
Account of Painting Sales (1944-1949, 1952-1956), undated
14
25
Assets, 1927-1953
5 volumes
14
26
Bills and Receipts, 1925-1929, undated
partially scanned
14
27
Bills and Receipts, 1930-1932
partially scanned
14
28
Bills and Receipts, 1933-1936
14
29
Bills and Receipts, 1937-1939
14
30
Bills and Receipts, 1940-1941
14
31
Bills and Receipts, 1941-1942
14
32
Bills and Receipts, 1943-1944
partially scanned
14
33
Bills and Receipts, 1945-1947
partially scanned
14
34
Bills and Receipts, 1948-1950
14
35
Bills and Receipts, 1951-1952
14
36
Bills and Receipts, 1953-1957, undated
14
37
Bond and Mortgage Guarantee Company, 1938, 1942
14
38
Copyrights, 1923, 1938-1942
14
39
Estates
Walt Kuhn, 1949-1955
4 folders
15
1-4
Francis Kuhn, 1882-1953
2 folders
15
5-6
Francis Kuhn (copies), 1882-1953
5 folders
15
7-11
George Spier, 1923-1924
15
12
Last Wills and Testaments of Vera and Walt Kuhn, 1925-1950
15
13
Lawyer's Mortgage Company Reorganization, 1937-1949
2 folders
15
14-15
Leases, 1928-1961, 1972
15
16
Miscellaneous Printed Materials, 1930-1953, undated
15
17
Notes of Personal Expenses, 1911, 1937-1949, undated
15
18
Savings Account Books, 1928-1960
16 volumes
15
19-20
Stocks and Bonds, 1920-1954
15
21
Storage, 1936, 1941-1953
15
22
Tax Records, 1936-1958, undated
2 folders
15
23-24
Utilities, 1934-1953, undated
8 folders
15
25-32

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