Hudson D. Walker papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.walkhuds
Creators:
Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean), 1907-1976
Dates:
1920-1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
20 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 10 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; biographical material; artists files; files on organizations; business and financial records; photographs; writings and notes; diaries; scrapbooks; appointment calendars; exhibition catalogs and announcements; printed material; and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
REELS D351-D358: Biographical material; personal and business correspondence with family, artists, museums, and art organizations; 62 artists files containing photos of works of art, printed material, and correspondence; files on the American Federation of the Arts, Artists Equity Association, the Walker Foundation, and other organizations; business and financial records; material relating to Walker's work with Elizabeth McCausland in her studies of Marsden Hartley; printed material; and photos of Walker, his family, and miscellaneous works of art. Among the correspondents are: Berenice Abbott, Ben Benn, Theodore Brenson, Gene Charlton, Philip Evergood, Joseph Hirsch, Mervin Jules, Carl Sprinchorn, Harry Sternberg, and others.
Scope and Contents
REEL 130: Correspondence with Eugenia M. Fuerstenberg, Oct. 8, 1940-Sept. 25, 1941, concerning the consignment and sale of ca. 400 Alfred Maurer paintings owned by Mrs. Fuerstenberg. One letter is from Parke-Bernet Galleries, declining to handle the paintings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1535: 4 volumes of a diary, 1929, 1930, 1942, and 1945. The first two volumes were kept while Walker was a graduate student at Harvard, the 1942 volume covers exhibitions and artists, including Marsden Hartley, and the 1945 volume details Walker's travels in Europe after World War II. Also included are 7 letters, a valentine, and two post cards from his wife, Ione G. Walker, and a 1967 letter from Hans van Weeren-Griek.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence with Henry Botkin, Philip Evergood, Susan Fuller, Marsden Hartley, Harry Sternberg and other artists and gallery directors; letters and poems by Harry Kemp, 1948-1955; essays by Walker on Joshua B. Cahn and Marsden Hartley; a report on the Walker Art Center by William Valentiner, 1930; notes from meetings, galleries and art associations; a silk screen by Seong Moy; financial records; 2 diaries, 1938-1939; 2 appointment calendars, 1950-1951; 8 school notebooks; 3 scrapbooks; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and photos of Walker and artists Cameron Booth, Byron Browne, Gladys Rockmore Davis, Carl Gaertner, Dorothea Greenbaum, Mervin Jules, Herman Maril, Dickson Reeder, Henry Schnakenberg, Miron Sokole, Harry Sternberg, Jean Tingley and Clifford West.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Collector and administrator; New York, N.Y.; d. 1976.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D351-D358, 130 & 1535 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 1535: Originals returned to Ione G. Walker after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels D351-D358 & unmicrofilmed donated 1966-1982 by Hudson D. and Ione G. Walker; material on reel 1535 lent for microfilming 1979 by Ione G. Walker, widow of Walker; material on reel 130 donor unspecified.

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
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Administrators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blatas, Arbit Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benn, Ben, 1884- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biberman, Edward, 1904-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Booth, Cameron, 1892-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brenson, Theodore, 1893-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cahn, Joshua Binion, 1915- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charlton, Gene, 1909- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Gladys Rockmore, 1901-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dodd, Lamar Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gaertner, Carl F. (Carl Frederick), 1898-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greenbaum, Dorothea S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jules, Mervin, 1912- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maril, Herman Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maurer, Alfred Henry, 1868-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reeder, Dickson, 1912-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ribak, Louis, 1902-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sokole, Miron, 1901- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sprinchorn, Carl, 1887-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tinguely, Jean, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
West, Clifford B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walker, Ione Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weeren-Griek, Hans van Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kemp, Harry, 1883-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fuerstenburg, Eugenia M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fuller, Sue, 1914- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moy, Seong Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sternberg, Harry, 1904-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Federation of Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists Equity Association Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walker Art Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parke-Bernet Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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