Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation records

Collection ID:
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
Physical Description:
83 Items
(on 3 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Organizational papers of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, including legal documents, meeting records, letters, catalogs, and miscellaneous papers.
Scope and Contents
REELS N69/25 & N69/26: Business records, including minutes of the Board of Trustees and other committees, 1918-1968; a small group of letters; resolutions of the foundation; exhibition catalogs of Tiffany Gallery shows and of Louis C. Tiffany exhibitions; and some miscellaneous papers. Persons associated with the foundation include Cass Gilbert, Robert B. Hale, Childe Hassam, Francis C. Jones, George J. Lober, Paul Manship, Henry Allen Moe, Hobart Nichols, Kimon Nicolaides, Ogden M. Pleissner, Robert Vonnoh, and Harry W. Watrous.
Scope and Contents
REEL 74: A grant of personal property from Louis C. Tiffany to the Foundation; a grant of real property from Tiffany to the Foundation; the constitution and amendments of the Foundation; and a brochure describing the Foundation's scholarship program.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Louis Comfort Tiffany established this foundation for art students in 1918, "as an art institute, the objects and purposes of which are art education directed toward both art appreciation and production..." He deeded to it his art collections, gallery, chapel and country estate in Oyster Bay, New York. The foundation is noted for its scholarships to art students.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels N69-25, N69-26, & 74 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel N69-25 & N69-26 originals returned to the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels N69-25-N69-26 lent for microfilming 1969 and material on reel 74 donated 1969 all by the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.

Other Title
Other Title
Tiffany Foundation papers.

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.

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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Foundations (Organizations) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Tiffany, Louis Comfort, 1848-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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