New Britain Museum of American Art records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.newbrit
Creators:
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain Institute. Art Museum
Dates:
1907-1978
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(on 1 microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters from artists, art dealers, and art collectors, mostly addressed to Sanford Low, Director of the Museum, 1940-1964. Some letters contain price lists of works of art, photographs and printed matter. Correspondents include John Taylor Arms, Milton Avery, Thomas Hart Benton, Leonard Baskin, Varujan Boghosian, Charles Burchfield, Adolf Dehn, Philip Kappel, Sol LeWitt, Herbert Meyer, Ogden Pleissner, Henry Schnakenberg, Robert Vose and others. Also included are writings by Low and others about the Musuem.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Known as the Art Museum of the New Britain Institute prior to 1961.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1710 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1979 by the New Britain Museum of American Art.

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
Museum directors -- Connecticut -- New Britain Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- Connecticut -- New Britain Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boghosian, Varujan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kappel, Philip Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Low, Sanford B. D. (Sanford Ballard Dole), 1905-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meyer, Herbert W. (Herbert William), 1882-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pleissner, Ogden M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill), 1911-1998 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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