A Finding Aid to Wendy Jeffers Research Material on Niles Spencer, circa 1930-2015, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jeffwen
Creators:
Jeffers, Wendy
Dates:
circa 1930-2015
Languages:
English
Collection is in English
Physical Description:
3 Linear Feet
Repository:
The Wendy Jeffers research material on Niles Spencer measures 3.0 linear feet and dates from circa 1930-2015. The material was compiled by Jeffers for an exhibition and catalog she produced of Spencer's work for the Whitney Museum in 1990 and for research toward an updated catalogue raisonné. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence, provenance research on individual artworks, writing, and photographic material. Jeffers' material expands on Dorothy C. Miller's research completed while organizing a Spencer exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1954.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Wendy Jeffers research material on Niles Spencer measures 3.0 linear feet and dates from circa 1930-2015. The material was compiled by Jeffers for Niles Spencer (1990), an exhibition and catalog she produced for the Whitney Museum and for research toward an updated catalogue raisonné. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence, provenance research on individual artworks, writing, and photographic material. Jeffers' material expands on Dorothy C. Miller's research completed while organizing a Spencer exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1954.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the singular focus of the material, the collection is arranged as one series
  • Series 1: Wendy Jeffers research material on Niles Spencer, circa 1930-2015 (3 linear feet; Box 1-3)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Wendy Jeffers is a curator and independent scholar. In 1990, she organized a Niles Spencer exhibition at the Whitney Museum at Equitable Center, and coauthored the exhibition catalog with Karl Anne Marling. Jeffers also curated a Spencer exhibition at the Archives of American Art, New York Research Center in 1990 using his recently acquired papers. In addition, Jeffers has been engaged in research toward an updated catalogue raisonné for Spencer.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2016.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2015 by Wendy Jeffers.

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.
Conditions Governing Use
Wendy Jeffers research material on Niles Spencer is 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
Wendy Jeffers research material on Niles Spencer, circa 1930-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Niles Spencer papers, 1826-1972, bulk 1900-1961.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whitney Museum of American Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spencer, Niles, 1893-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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