American art auction catalog collection

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.archaaac
Creators:
Archives of American Art
Dates:
1785-1962
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
ca. 30,000 items (on 559 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Auction catalogs from the holdings of various libraries and auction houses in the United States, borrowed for microfilming for AAA's Auction Catalog Project, 1961-1965.
Scope and Contents
The majority of the catalogs are for auctions held in New York City and Philadelphia, although other locales are represented. Firms with significant numbers of catalogs include: American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Associated Auctioneers, Bangs & Co., Barker, Benjamin S. Wise, Birch & Son, Bleecker & Van Dyke, C.F. Wetmore, C.G. Sloan & Co., Charles F. Libbie & Co., Chicago Book & Art Auctions, Clarke's Art Galleries, C.W. Brown, Daniel A. Mathews, Davis & Harvey, E. A. Haaseman Galleries, Elder Coin & Curio Company, Elliott, Blakeslee & Noyes, Field, Morris, Fenner & Co., Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, Galton-Orsburn Co., George A. Leavitt & Co., Haseltine Galleries, Henry A. Hartman, Leeds, Miner, Hiram H. Parke, Duveen, Leonard & Co., Hudson's, James P. Silo, J.C. Morgenthau & Co., Kende Galleries, Knickerbocker, Kreiser Gallery, Levy & Spooner, Lewis J. Bird & Co., Lihou Art Gallery, Merwin-Clayton Sales Company, Metropolitian Art Association, Miller & Morris, Monarch, Moore's, M. Thomas & Sons, National Art Galleries, Ortgies & Co., O. Rundle Gilbert, Parke-Bernet, Philadelphia Art Galleries, Plaza Art Auction Galleries, Rains Galleries, Ritter Galleries, Samuel T. Freeman & Co., Savoy, Schenck's Art Gallery, Scott & O'Shaughnessy, Stan V. Henkels, Swann Auction Galleries, Thomas Kirby, Walpole Galleries, William B. Norman, William D. Morley, and Young's Art Gallery; many others were also microfilmed.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming for AAA's Auction Catalog Project, 1961-1965. Among the institutions who participated are the American Antiquarian Society (29 reels), Art Institute of Chicago (2 reels), Boston Public Library (1 reel), Brooklyn Museum (16 reels), Cleveland Museum of Art (2 reels), Cooper Union (21 reels), Enoch Pratt Free Library (1 reel), Huntington Library (1 reel), Library Co. of Philadelphia (1 reel), Library of Congress (1 reel), Metropolitan Museum of Art (25 reels), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, New York Historical Society (23 reels), New York Public Library (284 reels), New York State Library (1 reel), Parke-Bernet Galleries (128 reels), Pennsylvania Historical Society (2 reels), Philadelphia Museum of Art (10 reels), Walters Art Gallery (1 reel), and others.

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, American -- Catalogs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art objects -- Catalogs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art auctions Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A.Levy (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Allen B. Miner (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Art Association Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anderson Galleries, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Associated Auctioneers Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bangs & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barker (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benjamin S. Wise (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Birch & Son Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bleecker & Van Dyke (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
C.F. Libbie & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
C.F. Wetmore (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
C.G. Sloan & Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chicago Book & Art Auctions Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clarke's Art Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
C.W. Brown (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Daniel A. Mathews (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis & Harvey (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
E. A. Haaseman Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elder Coin & Curio Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elliott Blakeslee & Noyes Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Field, Morris, Fenner & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fifth Avenue Auction Rooms Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fifth Avenue Art Galleries (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Freeman, Son & Potter (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Galton-Orsburn Co Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George A. Leavitt & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haseltine Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henry A. Hartman (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henry H. Leeds & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henry H. Leeds & Miner (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henry D. Miner (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hiram H. Parke (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
House of Duveen Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Howe, Leonard & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hudson's (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James P. Silo Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
J.C. Morgenthau & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kende Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knickerbocker Auction Rooms Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kreiser Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
G.R. Leonard & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leonard & Cunningham Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leonard Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levy & Spooner Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lewis J. Bird & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lihou Art Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Merwin-Clayton Sales Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Merwin Sales Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metropolitan Art Association Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller & Morris (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miner & Somerville (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monarch Auction Co Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monarch Auction Rooms Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moore's Auction Rooms Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
M. Thomas & Sons Auctioneers Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Art Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ortgies & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O. Rundle Gilbert (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parke-Bernet Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philadelphia Art Galleries and Auction Rooms Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plaza Art Auction Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rains Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ritter Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ritter-Hopson Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Samuel T. Freeman & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Savoy Art & Auction Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schenck's Art Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scott & O'Shaughnessy (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stan. V. Henkels (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swann Auction Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thos. E. Kirby & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomas J. Miller (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walpole Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
William B. Norman (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wm. D. Morley (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Young's Art Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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