A Finding Aid to the Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers, 1959-2012, bulk 1960-1975, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hirsjosm
Creators:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.
Dates:
1959-2012
bulk 1960-1975
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.6 linear feet
Repository:
The Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1959 to 2012, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 1975. The papers relate to Joseph Hirshhorn's acquisition of the Elmer MacRae papers, as well as their subsequent use in the 50th anniversary exhibition of the Armory Show and for Milton Brown's book, The Story of the Armory Show. The collection includes correspondence, exhibition files, loan forms, rights and reproductions forms, and photographs.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1959 to 2012, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 1975. The papers relate to Joseph Hirshhorn's acquisition of the Elmer MacRae papers, as well as their subsequent use in 50th anniversary exhibitions of the Armory Show and for Milton Brown's book, The Story of the Armory Show. The collection includes correspondence, exhibition files, loan forms, rights and reproductions forms, and photographs.
The first series relates to documentation of the acquisition of the Elmer MacRae papers from the Historical Society in Greenwich, Connecticut, multiple copies of an item level inventory of the collection, and correspondence with researchers.
The Armory Show retrospective exhibitions and publications files consist of correspondence, photograph reproductions requests, and photographs. As the title suggests, the material in this series relates to later exhibitions on the Armory Show such as the 50th Anniversary celebration in New York, as well as Milton Brown's book The Story of the Armory Show. There are also loan requests for artifacts from the Armory Show for display in other exhibitions.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 2 series.
Series 1: Acquisition of Elmer MacRae papers, 1959-2000 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
Series 2: Armory Show Retrospective Exhibitions and Publications, 1962-2012 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899-1981) was an art collector and founding donor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Elmer Livingston MacRae was a painter and member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS) who served as treasurer of the International Exhibition of Modern Art, also known as the 1913 Armory Show, which introduced modern European painting and sculpture to the American public. Hirshhorn acquired the Elmer MacRae papers from the Historical Society of the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1961 because the collection contained documentation of the 1913 Armory Show.

Administration
Processing Information
This collection was processed by Rihoko Ueno in 2017.
Author
Rihoko Ueno
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Joseph H. Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers were gifted to the Archives of American Art in 2016 from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Joseph H. Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers, 1959-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the Walt Kuhn, Walt Kuhn family papers and Armory Show records as well as Elmer Livingston MacRae papers on the Association of American Painters and Sculptors.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MacRae, Elmer Livingston, 1875-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, Milton Wolf (Milton Wolf), 1911-1998 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greenwich Historical Society (Greenwich, Conn.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Armory Show 50th anniversary exhibition (1963 : New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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