William Mathewson Milliken papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.millwilm
Creators:
Milliken, William Mathewson, 1889-1978
Dates:
1923-1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.6 Linear feet
(on 10 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; biographical data; photographs; artists files; writings; financial material; a travel diary; and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
REEL 600: Correspondence, December 1933-August 1935, comprising 88 letters between Milliken, head of the Cleveland section of the PWAP, and applying artists, the Treasury Department, and other officials of the program. In addition there are progress reports on artists' work done in the Cleveland section of PWAP, December 1933-May 1934, extensive lists of artists' projects giving city, building, and description of work, and miscellaneous papers.
Scope and Contents
REEL 684: Typescript of an unpublished book "Stories Behind the Museum Collection," a 254 page history of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, written by Milliken. The history begins with the museum's inception in 1913. The date of the writing is ca. 1970.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1096: Copy of William Milliken's autobiography, 530 p.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1273-1279: Correspondence; biographical data; photographs; poems; lectures; addresses; radio talks; receipts and invoices for art objects given to the Cleveland Museum of Art; a travel diary, 1954-1955; and miscellany. There are files on Bernhard Berenson, Clarence Carter, Marshall Fredericks, Henry Keller, Wolfgang Dronig, Kurt Martin, Harold Parsons, Paul Travis, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Museum director; Cleveland, Ohio; d. 1978. Milliken was the curator of the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1919-1958, and director of the museum from 1930-1958.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 600, 684, 1096 & 1273-1279 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Reel 600: Positive photostat copies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 684: Originals returned to William M. Milliken after microfilming.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 600: Originals in the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Photostats on reel 600 donated by Cleveland Museum of Art; material on reel 684 lent for microfilming 1973 by William M. Milliken; material on reels 1096 and 1273-1279 donated 1974-1977 by William M. Milliken.

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
Federal aid to the arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum curators -- Ohio -- Cleveland Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum directors -- Ohio -- Cleveland Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- Ohio -- Cleveland Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dronig, Wolfgang Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keller, Henry G., 1869-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Kurt, 1899- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parsons, Harold Woodbury, 1883-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travis, Paul Bough, 1891-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cleveland Museum of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Works of Art Project (Ohio) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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