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Whitney Museum of American Art artists' files and records, 1914-1966

Whitney Museum of American Art artists' files and records, 1914-1966

Whitney Museum of American Art

Collection Information

Size: 78 microfilm reels.

Summary: REELS N591-N597: Photographs of the Museum, Juliana Force, Herman Moore; scrapbooks on the Whitney Studio Club, Whitney Studio Galleries and the Museum, 1927-1965.

Biographical/Historical Note

American art museum; New York, N.Y. Founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and formally opened in 1931. Previous to its opening as a museum it was known as the Whitney Studio Club (1914-28) and Whitney Studio Galleries (1928-30).

Provenance

The Weber files on reels NY59/8-10 were lent for microfilming 1959 by the Whitney Museum of American Art; the remainder was lent 1964-1967; additional material from the Museum was lent at the same time, and subsequently donated, including the papers of Lloyd Goodrich, Juliana Force, Thomas B. Clarke, the American Art Research Council, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; these have each been cataloged separately. Portions of Weber, and O'Keeffe material that was microfilmed in 1959 were refilmed in 1967.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels N591-N597, N599-N609, N646-N694, NWH 1-NWH 7; and NY59/8-NY59-10 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Whitney Museum of American Art artists' files and records, 1914-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.