Art Students League records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.artstul
Creators:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
1875-1955
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.02 Linear feet
ca.11,000 items (on 13 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
REELS NY59/20-NY59/29: Student registers, 1877-1905; ledgers, 1878-1889, attendance records, 1879-1903; model engagement books, 1878-1882; membership lists and members' meeting records, 1875-1900; press clippings, 1889-1892; constitution and by-laws, minutes, 1875-1897, and correspondence,1895-1900, of the Board of Control; instructors' expense accounts, 1904-1911; Paris prize documents, 1891-1897; supplies ordered,1897-1901; monitors record, 1897-1906; instructors expenses, 1904-1911, and printed materials, 1906-1910.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2786: A catalog of art classes for the 1886-1887 season and two programs for "The Dream Ball," 1951 and 1955.
Scope and Contents
REEL 4909: Catalog of classes for the 1885-1886 season.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1818: Copyprints of art classes at the Art Students League, ca. 1900-1940. Teachers pictured include J. Carroll Beckwith, William M. Chase, Kenyon Cox, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, John Sloan, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Included is a print of a women's life class at the League, ca. 1905.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art school. Organized in 1875 by students as a revolt against the National Academy of Design school.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels NY59-20 through NY59-29, 2786, 4909, and 1818 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels NY59/20-29 and 1818: Originals returned to the Art Students League after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels NY59-20-29 lent for microfilming by the Art Students League, 1959. Items on reels 2786 and 4909 were donated, 1960. Copyprints on reel 1818 were copied from the originals lent by the Art Students League, 1972.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art students -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Schools -- New York (State) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sloan, Dolly Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sloan, John, 1871-1951 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
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