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Whitney Museum of American Art, Juliana Force papers, 1916-1958

Force, Juliana, 1876-1948

Museum director


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot

Summary: Correspondence; files on the Public Works of Art Project and WPA-FAP; notes; scrapbook; exhibition catalogs; and miscellany.
REEL NWH 4 (frames 318-382): Notes by Force about Whitney Museum of American Art exhibitions, 1916-1920.
REELS NWH 6 (frames 707-766)-NWH 7 (frames 1-63): A scrapbook of clippings, 1933-1934, relating to Force's involvement in the Public Works of Art Program; and a P.W.A.P. exhibition catalog, 1934.
REELS N614-N615: Exhibition catalog, "Juliana Force and American Art," a memorial exhibition at the Whitney Museum, 1949; miscellaneous correspondence and memorabilia; and a file of writings, clippings, and letters about Juliana Force.
REEL 2396: Correspondence; files on P.W.A.P., WPA-FAP, Committee for a New York State Art Program, Saint-Gaudens Memorial Committee, and Force's private art collection and sale at auction.

Biographical/Historical Note

Director of the Whitney Museum of Art, 1931-ca. 1947.


Notes on reel NWH 4 lent for microfilming 1964 by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Scrapbook on reels NWH 6-NWH 7 lent for microfilming 1964 and subsequently donated 1981. Material on reels N614-N615 lent for microfilming 1967, however portions of the correspondence were subsequently donated 1981 with additional material, and re-microfilmed on reel 2396.

Location of Originals

  • Reels NWH 4 & N614-N615 (except portions of correspondence): Originals in the: Whitney Museum of American Art.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels NWH 4, NWH 6-NWH 7, N614-N615 & 2396 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Whitney Museum of American Art, Juliana Force papers, 1916-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.