Alvin S. Romansky papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.romaalvi
Creators:
Romansky, Alvin S., 1907-1994
Dates:
1940-1981
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.42 Linear feet
ca. 1175 items (on 4 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, photographs, writings, sketches and drawings, business records, and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1683: Personal and business correspondence; clippings and other printed material; exhibition catalogs and announcements; inventories of prints and drawings on loan, or given to, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; photographs of the Romansky collection at the University of Texas, Austin; and photographs of Romansky, Alexander Calder, and others.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2093, FRAMES 327-509: An "Inventory of the Alvin and Ethel Romansky Collection of Prints and Drawings Relating Chiefly to the Second Empire, the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune of Paris." The Collection is in the M.D. Anderson Library, University of Houston.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2093, FRAMES 514-585: Correspondence, clippings, catalogs and announcements, a photograph of Alexander Calder taken by Romansky and a photograph of Romansky with others.
Scope and Contents
REELS 3451-3452: Correspondence; lists of loans for exhibtions; invoices, receipts and printed material dealing with Romansky collection; 5 prints by Romansky and 3 prints by Bill Condon; clippings; photographs of Romansky and other artists; information on the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston including by-laws, minutes of accessions committee and board of directors, and lists of trustees.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Collector; Houston, Tex.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1683 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2093 and 3451-3452 available through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 1683 and 2093, fr. 327-509: Originals returned to Romansky after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 1683 and 2093 (fr. 327-509) lent for microfilming 1979-1980; and material on reels 2093 (fr. 514-585), 3451-3452 donated 1980-1981 all by Alvin S. Romansky.

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
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Texas -- Houston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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