Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the Eleanor Howland Bunce Papers, 1936-1987, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.buncelea
Creators:
Bunce, Eleanor Howland, 1905-
Dates:
1936-1987
Languages:
The letters in the Marino Marini subject file are in French.
Physical Description:
0.7 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of arts administrator Eleanor Howland Bunce measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1987. Found are general correspondence and greeting cards, and subject files on artists, art collectors, and galleries.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of arts administrator Eleanor Howland Bunce measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1987. Found are general correspondence and greeting cards, and subject files on artists, art collectors, and galleries, including Alexander Calder, Peter Blume, and Yves Tanguy.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Eleanor Howland Bunce (1905-1999) was affiliated with the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, Connecticut and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In addition to serving on various committees and as trustee throughout her career, she served as Executive Secretary to A. Everett Austin, Director of the Wadsworth Athenaeum and to Alfred Barr, Director of the Museum of Modern Art.

Administration
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection is available on 35mm microfilm reel 3582 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1984 by Eleanor Bunce.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2022 with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Eleanow Howland Bunce papers, 1936-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women arts administrators Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tanguy, Yves, 1900-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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