Detroit Institute of Arts records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.detrinst2
Creators:
Detroit Institute of Arts
Dates:
1882-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 21 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, annual reports and bulletins, scrapbooks, photographs, catalogs, clippings and a telegram.
Scope and Contents
REELS D1-D3: Annual reports, 1890-1919, and bulletins, 1891-1952.
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REELS D10A-D20: Scrapbooks, 1882-1957.
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REEL 911: Correspondence of William Valentiner concerning C.S. Price murals. Correspondents include George H. Field, Assistant to the Administrator, Federal Works Agency, Holger Cahill, Gladys M. Everett, Field Representative, and Robert Tyler Davis of the Portland Art Museum. Valentiner writes in an attempt to transfer two of Price's WPA murals promised to the Portland Art Museum, where they had been allocated by the Federal Works Agency, to the DIA. His bid is unsuccessful, as Davis won't release them.
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REELS 1892-1897: 21 scrapbooks containing clippings, press releases, and other printed material.
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REEL 3482: A letter to M.D. Ferry, Jr., December 21, 1932 and to Clyde Burroughs, January 21, 1933, from F. Ernst Zimmerman of Zimmerman Gallery, Boston, offering several Winslow Homer paintings for sale.
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REEL 3894: A telegram regarding a New York Statue Commission.
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UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of installations and one of Mrs. Edsel Ford (Eleanor Ford); clippings, a furniture catalog and an exhibition catalog for "For Modern Living," 1949, at the D.I.A.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art museum; Detroit, Michigan. Incorporated 1885 as Detroit Museum of Art and name changed to Detroit Institute of Arts in 1919.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1892-1897, D15-D20, D1-D3, D10A-D14, 3482, 911 and 3894 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels D1-D3, D10A-D20 and 1892-1897 lent for microfilming 1953-1979 by Detroit Institute of Arts. Material on reels 911, 3482, 3894 and unmicrofilmed donated 1959-1972 by the DIA.

Other Title
Other Title
Valentine Dudensing papers (microfilm title)(reel 911)

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum directors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.), 1874-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Robert Tyler Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zimmerman, F. Ernst Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portland Art Museum (Or.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zimmerman Gallery (Boston, Mass.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Federal Works Agency Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Detroit Museum of Art Corporate 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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