Joseph S. Trovato papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.trovjose
Creators:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
Dates:
[ca. 1945-1980]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3.8 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on one reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Research material for the 50th anniversary exhibition of the Armory Show and other exhibitions curated by Trovato; correspondence; writings; sound and video recordings; and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2018: Papers mainly relating to the Armory Show-50th Anniversary Exhibition arranged by Trovato for the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York, in February 1963. The Armory Show (International Exhibition of Modern Art) was originally organized by the American Painters and Sculptors, 1913. Included are: correspondence; research notes; lists of Armory Show artists with their birth and death dates and the 1963 locations of the works they exhibited in the Armory Show; loan forms; exhibition catalogs; newspaper and magazine clippings; and photos. Also included are exhibition catalogs with introductions written by Trovato and catalogs for exhibitions of his work.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Correspondence; lecture notes; Hamilton College and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute files containing correspondence, installation photographs and sketches, lectures, and printed material; a video recording, narrated by Trovato, for the exhibition, "Olympics in Art" (l980); a sound recording (reel-to-reel and dup.cassette) of Trovato, Marcel Duchamp and James T. Soby discussing the "Armory Show of l913 Revisited" (l963); wallpaper samples designed by Charles Burchfield; and clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter and museum administrator; Clinton, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2018 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Exhibition catalogs, reel 2018: Originals returned to Joseph Trovato after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 2018 lent for microfilming 1980 by Joseph S. Trovato, and all except exhibition catalogs subsequently donated 1981 and 1991 with unmicrofilmed material by Trovato's widow, Mrs. Ruth O. Trovato. [Official museum records of the 50th anniversary exhibition were also donated in 1965 and 1981 by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute and are described separately.] Additional material is expected including photographs of Trovato and his work, exhibition material, painting records, Edward Root research file, Munson-Williams-Proctor files, and printed material.

Other Title
Other Title
Armory Show - 50th anniversary exhibition.

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 -- Exhibitions Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum administrators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Clinton Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. Museum of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Armory Show 50th anniversary exhibition (1963 : Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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