Brooklyn Museum records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.broomuse2
Creators:
Brooklyn Museum
Dates:
1823-1963
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
25 Items
reels of microfilm
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Included are extensive memoirs of William Henry Fox director of the museum for over 25 years; scattered records of the Brooklyn Institute, 1823-1873; catalogs for Brooklyn Museum exhibits (4 1/2 reels) and for exhibits held in various galleries and museums, primarily in N.Y. (14 reels); brief records of the Dept. of Painting and Sculpture primarily relating to Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington; records of the Dept. of Prints and Drawings, mainly regarding exhibitions, including correspondence, much of it with curator Una Johnson, correspondence with art dealers, files on artists, and statistics on exhibitions, 1936-1939; and records of the Registrar's office, 1933-1936, regarding the museum's involvement in the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration, mainly the Graphic Arts Division.
Scope and Contents
Dept. of Prints & Drawings artists files relate to: Grace Albee, Josef Albers, Glen Alps, Maxil Ballinger, Leonard Baskin, Wilfred Roloff Beny, Fiske Boyd, Robert Broner, Edmond Casarella, Minna Citron, Robert Conover, Worden Day, Arthur Deshaies, Werner Drewes, Antonio Frasconi, Leon Goldin, William Gropper, Stanley William Hayter, Helen West Heller, Margo Hoff, John Paul Jones, Misch Kohn, David Lang, Ezio Martinelli, Seong Moy, Danny Pierce, Rudolph Pozzatti, Peter Sager, Louis Schanker, Karl Schrag, Susanne Suba, Maltby Sykes, Peter Takal, John Von Wicht, Sylvia Wald, Hyman Warsager, Max Weber, Toshi Yoshida, Richard Zoellner, and others.
Scope and Contents
Other correspondents of note (reels BR21-22) include John Taylor Arms, Mary Cassatt (1 letter, 1903), George Overbury "Pop" Hart, Mrs. Gaston Lachaise, Joseph Pennell (re Whistler), and a group from art dealers.
Scope and Contents
Also included are papers of and related to Austrian artist Emil Fuchs, including letters regarding commissions, a list of books and prints, and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Brooklyn Museum had its roots in the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, founded 1823. The Museum was formed in 1889.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels BR1- BR25 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Brooklyn Museum.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1964-1965 by Brooklyn 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.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
A microfilm inventory for this collection is available at all Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Museum administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Brooklyn Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Fuchs, Emil, 1866-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fox, William Henry, 1858-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albee, Grace Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albers, Josef Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alps, Glen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballinger, Maxil, 1914- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beny, Roloff Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boyd, Fiske, 1895-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Broner, Robert, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Casarella, Edmond, 1920-1996 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Citron, Minna Wright, 1896-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conover, Robert F. (Robert Fremont), 1920- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Day, Worden, 1916-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deshaies, Arthur Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drewes, Werner, 1899-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frasconi, Antonio Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goldin, Leon, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gropper, William, 1897-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heller, Helen West, d. 1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hart, George Overbury, 1868-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoff, Margo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, John Paul, 1924- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kohn, Misch, 1916- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lachaise, Isabelle Nagle, d. 1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lang, David, b. 1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martinelli, Ezio, 1913-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moy, Seong Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pierce, Danny, 1920- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pozzatti, Rudy, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sager, Peter Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schanker, Louis, 1903-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schrag, Karl Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Suba, Susanne, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sykes, Maltby Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Takal, Peter, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wald, Sylvia, 1915- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warsager, Hyman J., 1909-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weber, Max, 1881-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yoshida, Tōshi, 1911- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoellner, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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