Adele S. Brown papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.browadel
Creators:
Brown, Adele Smith, 1910-
Dates:
1934-1942
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, writings, clippings, photographs and miscellany relating to Brown's work at the Phillips Studio House, the Museum of Modern Art Gallery of Washington, and the Treasury Dept. Section of Fine Arts.
Scope and Contents
Phillips Studio House related material includes letters from colleagues Margaret Casey Gates and Robert Franklin Gates; photocopies of two letters from C. Law Watkins, Associate Director of the Phillips Memorial Gallery and Director of the Art School, about the Studio House Gallery, ca. 1934; a letter from John Marin to C. Law Watkins, 1937; a letter from Walt Kuhn, in which he notes, "It has become a sort of habit to drop by at your place [Studio House at the Phillips] and chat a bit"; and letters, 1934-1936, regarding exhibitions at the Phillips Studio House from Reginald Marsh, Doris Lee, Augustus Vincent Tack, Boardman Robinson, Eugene Savage, Rockwell Kent, and Karl Knaths.
Scope and Contents
Included in the Museum of Modern Art Gallery of Washington series are letters from William Zorach, Henry Kreis, Saul Baizerman, Helene Sardeau, Susan M. Eakins, Heinz Warneke, and others, as well as clippings, a proposal for an exhibition of sculpture and drawings by contemporary Americans and Europeans, catalogs, and photographs of the museum of Modern Art Gallery of Washington.
Scope and Contents
The Section of Fine Arts series consists of letters, clippings, and catalogs about exhibitions sponsored by the Section.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art administrator and instructor; Washington, D.C.; Full name Adele Smith Brown; Maiden name Adele K. Smith. Brown worked as manager of the Phillips Studio House of the Phillips Memorial Gallery, 1933-1937; manager of the Museum of Modern Art Gallery of Washington, affiliated with the Museum of Modern Art in New York, 1937-1939, followed by an exhibition assistant, 1940-1942 for the Section of Fine Arts; b. 1910; d. 2001

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1996 by Adele S. Brown.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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