Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.byrnjame
Creators:
Byrnes, James B.
Dates:
[ca.1940 -2000]
bulk 1960-1990
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7.1 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material; personal letters and notecards; business correspondence and printed material related to Byrnes' work as director of the Isaac Delgado Museum of Art (now the New Orleans Museum of Art) and the North Carolina Museum of Art; personal and professional photographs; printed material, photographs, and writings by Byrnes concerning Man Ray; and documentation of three art appraisals conducted by Byrnes. There is additional material (1.0 linear ft.) on Byrnes' friend and mentor Wilhelm R. Valentiner, including correspondence, financial records, Valentiner estate papers, and writings by Byrnes including a draft of the manuscript, "Memoir of Valentiner."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Museum director, fine arts appraiser, Los Angeles, Calif., Raleigh, N.C., and New Orleans, La.; b. 1917. Byrnes was also executor of the Valentiner estate.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2003 and 2005 by James and Barbara Byrnes.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Museum directors -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ray, Man, 1890-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Isaac Delgado Museum of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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