John I.H. Baur papers

Collection ID:
Baur, John I. H. (John Ireland Howe), 1909-1987
Physical Description:
3.4 Linear feet
13 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Writings, talks, lectures, and contributions to publications, notably his work on the book, NEW ART IN AMERICA; correspondence, writings, memos, and clippings concerning museums (other than the Whitney Museum of American Art), galleries, colleges, the American Federation of Arts, and others; correspondence, printed material, and miscellany relating to committees and organizations, such as the American Studies Association and the International Association of Art Critics; correspondence and printed material concerning exhibition jury service; and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Artists' files, photographs, correspondence, notes, writings, including an annotated draft for Baur's book, REVOLUTION & TRADITION IN MODERN AMERICAN ART.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Museum curator, museum director, and writer; New York, N.Y. Curator Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1936-1952; curator, director, and director emeritus, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1952-1987. Author of several books on American art.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1989 by Louise C. Bauer, the widow of the artist, John I. H. Baur.

Using the Collection
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