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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016

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Series 4: Subject Files , circa 1920s-2009
2.9 Linear Feet
Boxes 1-2, 6-8

Found here are files on various aspects of Kuniyoshi's career which document his involvement in social, political, and art organizations, including the East West Association, the Artists Equity Association, and the Japanese American Committee for Democracy. These records include correspondence, speeches, printed material and other notes. Also found are transcripts of the radio broadcast, "Japan Against Japan," a few exhibition records, card file inventories of Kuniyoshi's work owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and records of his participation in the Woodstock Art Conference.
Many of the files found here were created by Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi during the management of the exhibition and sale of artwork after Kuniyoshi's death. Included are gallery records, especialy documenting Kuniyoshi's dealings with the Downtown Gallery and Zabriskie Galleries; files regarding art dealers and collectors in both the United States and Japan; and other records of gifts, publication, sales, and special projects.
Subject files which were part of the original gift to the Archives of American Art are arranged alphabetically first, followed by a second alphabetical list of the files donated in 2014. Researchers should note that there are a few subjects which have files in both lists.
This series has been partially scanned.
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An American Group, Inc., 1939-1951, undated
1
17
Artists' Equity Association, 1946-1952, undated
1
18-21
Arts Council of Japanese Americans for Democracy, 1942-1944, undated
1
22
Card File Inventory of Etchings, 1959
1
23
Dallas Art Association, 1956
1
24
Declaration of Loyalty, Committee of Japanese Artists Resident in New York City, 1941
1
25
East and West Association, 1956
1
26
Greater New York Committee For Japanese Americans, Inc., 1944-1946
1
27
Japanese American Anthology Collection, 1975-1980
1
28
Japanese American Committee for Democracy, 1943-1944
1
29
Kuniyoshi Memorial Exhibition, Japan, 1953-1955
1
30
List of Gifts to Kuniyoshi Museum, 1993
1
31
Mainichi Press International Exhibition, 1951-1952
1
32
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1948-1950, undated
1
33
Museum of Modern Art Card File Inventory, undated
1
34-36
Office of War Information Poster Project, 1942
1
37
Radio Broadcast, "Japan Against Japan", 1942
1
38
Retrospective Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Art, 1948
1
39
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Lecture, Transcript, 1951
1
40
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Lecture, 7" Reel-to-Reel Audio Tapes, 1951
1
41-42
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Lecture, Duplicate Cassette Tape, 1951
1
43
United China Relief, Inc., 1942
1
44
United Nations In America Dinner, 1943
1
45
Woodstock Art Conference, 1947-1952, undated
2
1
An American Group, Inc., 1942-1945
6
14
Artists Equity Association, 1949-2002
6
15
Authentication of Artwork, 1973-2007
6
16-20
Benesse Collection, 1991-2002
6
21
Carnegie Institute, 1931-1951
6
22
Conner-Rosencranz, 1991-2004
6
23
Crane Kallman Gallery, 2000
6
24
Downtown Gallery, Artwork Labels, 1960s
6
25
Downtown Gallery, Consignments and Sales, 1939-1969
6
26-35
Downtown Gallery, Estate Records, 1953-1973, 1986
6
36
Downtown Gallery, Gallery Closure and Auction, 1970-1973
6
37
Downtown Gallery, Inventory Lists, 1951, 1937-1949, 1969
6
38
Downtown Gallery, Miscellaneous, 1939, 1943-1955
6
39
Downtown Gallery, Notebook of Sales, 1953-1979
6
40
Franklin Riehlman (Allison Galleries), 1986-2003
6
41-42
Franklin Riehlman (Allison Galleries), 1986-2003
7
1
Fukutake Publishing, 1982-2001
7
2-5
Gallery Nii, Osaka, Inventory Records, circa 2000
7
6
Gifts to Archives of American Art, circa 1989-1995
7
7
Gift to Japanese American National Museum, 1997
7
8
Gifts of Artwork to Museum of Modern Art, 1953-1990
7
9
Gifts of Artwork to New York Artists Equity Association, 1999
7
10
Gifts to Yasuo Kuniyoshi Museum, 1993-2000
7
11
Gifts of Artwork to Institutions, 1953-2002
7
12-15
Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2001
7
16
Japanese Artists Association, 1950-1952
7
17
Jules Pascin Painting Valuation, 1958-1996
7
18-19
Kuniyoshi Memorial Exhibition, Japan, 1953-1956
7
20
Lists of Artwork, 1949-1973
7
21
Lists of Collectors and Museum Directors, circa 1950s-1990s
7
22
Mainichi Press International Exhibitions, 1953-1954
7
23
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996
7
24
Natenshi Gallery, 1973-1988
7
25
Office of War Information Poster Project, 1940s, 1996
7
26
Painting of Train Owned by Kuniyoshi, 1980s, circa 1920s
7
27
Paul Galleries, Inc. (Paul Watabe), 1968-1978
7
28-30
Reproduction Requests, 1969, 1988-1998
7
31
Requests from Japanese Publications, 1974-1995
7
32-33
Requests from Japanese Television Productions, 1975-1985
7
34
Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., circa 1981-1995
7
35
Sales of Photographs, circa 1982-2000
7
36-37
Slide Lists and Requests, circa 1950-1970s
7
38
Toho Art Corporation, 1979-1989
8
1
Tokyo Gallery, 1974
8
2
Treasury Department War Bond Campaign, 1942-1945
8
3
VAGA Rights Administration, 1999, 2003, 1991-1993
8
4
William Pinckard Fine Prints, 1976-1977
8
5
Woodstock Art Conference, 1947, 1950
8
6
Woodstock Artists Association, 1986-2003
8
7
Yasuo Kuniyoshi Fund, Inc., 1953-2001
8
8
Zabriskie Gallery, 1978-2003, 2009
8
9-15
Zauho Press, 1974-1981
8
16

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