Exhibition Momentum records

Collection ID:
Exhibition Momentum (Art group: Chicago, Ill.)
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Records of activities of Exhibition Momentum, 1948-1964, including correspondence; meeting minutes; drafts of statements of purpose, history and press releases; newspaper clippings, publicity material; typescript of Daniel Joseph's masters thesis, "Career and Social Protest: An Analysis of a Chicago Art Group," The University of Chicago, Dec. 1950, and Joseph's research material for his thesis including transcripts of interviews and panel discussions and typescripts of letters, 1949-1950; and financial records, 1956-1957. Three binders, 1948-1950, 1951-1953, and 1956 and 1964, contain minutes of meetings regarding the constitution, possible exhibitions, juried shows, selection of committees and officers, membership rules, and statements of purpose, correspondence, writings by members and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art group; Chicago, Ill. Organized in 1948 to protest exhibition policies of the Art Institute of Chicago. Disbanded in 1964.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4700 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Records on reel 4700, frames 14-500 were lent for microfilming in 1991 by Danielle Fox Brinner, daughter of Charles Cox, the last secretary of Exhibition Momentum, and subsequently donated by Brinner in 2004. Records on frames 503 to the end of the reel were donated 1991 by Carol Block, widow[?] of Eugene Block, treasurer of Exhibition Momentum. Typescipts of Daniel Joseph's research material for his thesis, donated by Gabriel P. Weisberg, through Richard Wattenmaker, 1994.

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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Exhibitions Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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