A Finding Aid to the Allen Memorial Art Museum records, 1916-1967, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.allememo
Creators:
Allen Memorial Art Museum
Dates:
1916-1967
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
51 Reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The microfilmed Allen Memorial Art Museum records contain general correspondence (1931-1958); business correspondence of the director (1916-1958), curators (circa 1929-1967), correspondence with dealers (1941-1953); and files of Clarence Ward, Director from 1917 until 1950, much of which relate to lectures. Also included are exhibition data (1929-1963) including correspondence and lists; financial ledgers (1938-1955); material related to a bequest from Elisabeth Severance Prentiss (Mrs. F. F. Prentiss); and miscellany. The Charles F. Olney file which includes correspondence, a catalog of the Olney collection, a list of art objects and furniture in the collection, and an index to the material; a photograph file showing the interior and exterior of the Museum, the staff, classrooms, studio, and others; and files on artists including Joseph Cornell, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, and William T. Wiley are also present.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Allen Memorial Art Museum (founded 1917) is an academic art museum at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. The museum's collection contains over 15,000 works of art.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 726-776 available through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfiliming in 1973 by the Allen Memorial Art Museum.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art patronage Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums, University and college -- Ohio -- Oberlin Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cornell, Joseph Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morris, Robert, 1931-2018 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Olney, Charles F. (Charles Fayette), 1831-1903 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ward, Clarence, b. 1884 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wiley, William T., 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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