Mary E. Adams letters from Wilhelm Valentiner

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.adammary
Creators:
Adams, Mary E., 1920-
Dates:
1954-1957
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
8 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters from Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner, the first director of the Getty Museum, to his assistant, Mary E. Adams. Five letters from 1954 regard the opening of the museum; the remainder were written while Valentiner was director at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Included are typescripts of the letters.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mary Adams was assistant to Wilhelm Valentiner at the J. Paul Getty Museum, in 1954. She is the wife of printmaker Clinton Adams. Art historian Wilhelm Valentiner was born in Karlsruhe, Germany. He served as Director, Detroit Institute of Art, 1924-1946, Director-Consultant, Los Angeles Museum of Art, 1946-1954, Director, J. Paul Getty Museum, Santa Monica, Calif., 1954, Director, North Carolina Museum of Art, 1955-1958. Editor, Art in America, 1913-1931, and was the author of books on Dutch painting and modern sculpture.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1997 by Mary E. Adams.

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.

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