Archives of American Art

University of Michigan Museum of Art records

Collection ID:
University of Michigan. Museum of Art
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 3 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; donor files; inventories; and printed material relating to the Museum's collection and exhibitions.
Scope and Contents
REELS 566-567: Correspondence relating to the museum's collections, particularly to the Albert M. Todd Collection, the Henry C. Lewis Collection, photography acquisitions, Randolph Roger's sculpture, and WPA prints loaned to the museum; files on 96 donors; manuscripts and notes for a history of Michigan museums and collections; an inventory of works in the museum and of works in the College of Architecture; proceedings of the University of Michigan Regents relating to exhibitions; six exhibition catalogs, 1857-1906; and typed extracts from the Michigan Alumnus.
Scope and Contents
REEL 74: Photocopies of correspondence, 1948-1962, regarding the Museum's purchase and later repair of David Smith's sculpture "Tahstvant." Correspondence is between Jean Paul Slusser, director, and Marian Willard of the Willard Gallery regarding the purchase of the sculpture and drawing, and between Slusser and Smith regarding its repair from damage which occurred in 1960. Also included are a photograph of the sculpture, a shipping invoice, and damage, publication and exhibition reports.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 74 (fr. 938-960) and reels 566-567 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: University of Michigan, Museum of Art.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 74 donated 1970; material on reels 566-567 lent for microfilming 1973 all by the University of Michigan, Museum of 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.

More Information
Other Title
Other Title
David Smith (microfilm title)

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art museums, University and college -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, David, 1906-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Willard, Marian, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Willard Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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