Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.storala
Creators:
Story, Ala
Dates:
1941-1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 4 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Primarily research material for exhibitions organized by Story at the American British Art Center and at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Scope and Contents
REELS 601-602: Correspondence, photographs, catalogs and business records for five exhibitions at the University of California, Santa Barbara, including: William Merritt Chase (1964-1965), Surrealism - A State of Mind (1966), Five Centuries of Prints (1967), Max Weber (1968), and Trends in 20th Century Art (1970).
Scope and Contents
REEL 2086: Papers, 1943, relating to Charles Dana Gibson exhibition at the American British Art Center, NYC, including sketches by Gibson, letters from him, price lists, a catalog of the exhibit, and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3977: Biographical notes, photographs of drawings and paintings and exhibition announcements used by Story for exhibitions on William Merritt Chase, Harold Sterner and John Craske while at the American British Art Center; three letters from Robert Henri to Mrs. William Kennedy Thompson and one letter from William Merritt Chase to Della F. Shull; photographs of Henri and Chase; receipts and checks regarding Chase; and records of the American British Art Center, including 6 sales books, two guestbooks, a petty cash book, exhibition catalogs, and photocopies of exhibition catalogs and clippings.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: 16 items including correspondence, 1941-1951, and a printed ceremonial program, 1952, of The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Correspondents include Alfred Barr, R.A. Beaes, M. Buller, Sir Kenneth Clark, Rene d'Harnoncourt, Alfred A. Longden, H. F. Perkins, and Mary F. Wilson.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Curator, museum director; New York, N.Y. and Santa Barbara, Calif. Born 1907. Died 1972.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 601-602, 2086, and 3977 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Margaret Mallory, 1970-1984.

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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women museum curators Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints -- Exhibitions -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Surrealism -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curators -- California -- Santa Barbara Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Craske, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sterner, Harold Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weber, Max, 1881-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clark, Kenneth, 1903- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Longden, Alfred A. (Alfred Appleby), d. 1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, Mary F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of California, Santa Barbara Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Academy of Arts and Letters Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American British Art Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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