A Finding Aid to the Eugene Carroll Papers, 1955-2015, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.carreuge
Creators:
Carroll, Eugene A.
Dates:
1955-2015
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.8 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of art history professor and collector Eugene Carroll (1931-2016) measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1955-2015. The collection documents Carroll's interest in particular artists as a historian, a collector, and in a few instances, a friend. Carrol maintained a decades-long correspondence with artists Jacqueline Gourevitch and Marcia Marcus, and dozens of letters, postcards, and photographs in the artists files document those relationships. The collection contains a few published audiovisual CDs and DVDs and one sound cassette pertaining to the artists. Scant material relates to Carroll's tenure at Vassar College, and no material is found regarding Carroll's chief research interest, Rosso Fiorentino.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of art history teacher and collector Eugene Carroll (1931-2016) measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1955-2015. The collection documents Carroll's interest in particular artists as a historian, a collector, and in a few instances, a friend. Carrol maintained a decades-long correspondence with artists Jacqueline Gourevitch and Marcia Marcus, and dozens of letters, postcards, and photographs in the artists files document those relationships. The collection contains a few published audiovisual CDs and DVDs and one sound cassette pertaining to the artists. Scant material relates to Carroll's tenure at Vassar College, and no material is found regarding Carroll's chief research interest, Rosso Fiorentino.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as two series.
  • Series 1: Artists Files, 1955-2015 (Boxes 1-3; 1.6 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Subject Files, 1955-2010 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Eugene Carroll (1931-2016) was a collector and an art history professor at Vassar College from 1965-1999. He was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome in 1958 and received a PhD from Harvard University in 1964. In 1987, Carroll curated an exhibition on Rosso Fiorentino at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2018.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by the Eugene Carroll estate via David R. Stack, executor.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use
The Eugene Carroll papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Eugene Carroll papers, 1955-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art historians -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collectors -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Marcus, Marcia, 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gourevitch, Jacqueline Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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