Archives of American Art

Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Department of Art records

Collection ID:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) Dept. of Art
Physical Description:
9 Linear feet
(on 20 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical sketch on Halsey Ives, Chief of the Department; Halsey Ives' files, including general correspondence, correspondence and material relating to the Art building, confidential letters, letters with artists' biographies for the Handbook for the Exposition, shipping department correspondence, and personal correspondence. Also included are Charles M. Kurtz's files of correspondence; Frederic Allen Whiting correspondence; Jury of Awards correspondence and lists; applications from artists to International, National, and Local Advisory Committees; monthly reports; clippings; printed material; and miscellaneous invitations.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The art department of the Lousiana Exposition was responsible for the art exhibition for the St. Louis World's Fair, 1904. Halsey C. Ives was the chief of the department, Charles M. Kurtz was the chief assistant, and Frederic Allen Whiting was the superintendent of Applied Arts.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1734-1753 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1975 by the St. Louis Museum of Art.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- Exhibitions Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum directors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whiting, Frederic Allen, 1873-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ives, Halsey Cooley, 1847-1911 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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