Carl Zigrosser papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.zigrcarl
Creators:
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-
Dates:
1891-1971
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
30 Linear feet
(on 63 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Personal and professional records including correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, subject files, photograph album, and diaries relating to Zigrosser's work as an authority on prints and printmaking and his personal relationships with artists.
Scope and Contents
Included are: correspondence with family and with over 900 printmakers, painters, sculptors, acquaintances, friends, associates, organizations, museums, publishers, and magazines; general correspondence, notes, clippings, and manuscripts pertaining to The Modern School Magazine; files of correspondence from Zigrosser's work at: the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1932-1971; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, 1946-1971, including correspondence with Frank Lloyd Wright concerning the Guggenheim Memorial Museum; Print Council of America, 1954-1971, regarding exhibitions, council meetings and other matters; and the Tamarind Workshop, 1960-1971.
Scope and Contents
Of particular interest is material relating to the 1913 Armory Show, including Zigrosser's annotated catalog, notes and sketches. Also included are speeches and notes, 1930-1968; manuscripts for lectures and unpublished materials; memorabilia; a photo album of sculpture by John B. Flannagan; art work, including prints and drawings by Karig Nalbandian, prints by Rockwell Kent, and oversized works of art on paper by Mabel Dwight, Wanda Gag and Kent; family photograph album; journals and pamphlets (covers only); and diaries, 1916-1971, discussing personal and professional events such as art openings, conversations and activities with Rockwell Kent, Alfred Stieglitz, and Georgia O'Keeffe, among others.
Scope and Contents
Among the correspondents are: the American Artists Group, John Taylor Arms, Art in America magazine, Art Institute of Chicago, Alfred Barr, E. Boyd, Charles Burchfield, Alexander Calder, Fitz Roy Carrington, Federico Castellon, Ed Colker, Howard N. Cook, Crown Publishers, Adolf Dehn, Caroline Durieux, John Bernard Flannagan, Andre Girard, Stanley William Hayter, Edward Hopper, Victoria Hutson Huntley, Independent Citizens Committee for the Arts, Sciences and Professions, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Frederick Keppel, Rockwell Kent, Fiske Kimball, Misch Kohn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Julius Lankes, Mauricico Lasansky, Merritt Mauzey, Kneeland McNulty, James A. Michener, Marian Mitchell,
Scope and Contents
Museum of Non-Objective Painting (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Karnig Nalbandian, Dorothy Norman, Georgia O'Keeffe, Walter Pach, Harold Paris, Print Club (Philadelphia), Diego Rivera, Ruth Starr Rose, Arnold Ronnebeck, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Andre Ruellan, Carl Oscar Schniewind, Roderick Seidenberg, William Spratling, Benton Spruance, Alfred Stieglitz, Harry Sternberg, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Kuei Teng, U.S. Office of War Information, Curt Valentin, Heinz Warneke, Edward Weston, Weyhe Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art, Harry Wickey, and Adja Yunkers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Print curator; Philadelphia, Pa.; d. 1975. Graduated Columbia University in literature. Worked with prints in New York City at Keppel and Co. and Weyhe Gallery; print curator at Philadelphia Museum of Art 1940-1963; author of books on prints and art works.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4612-4674 available for use at Archives of American Art offices, University of Pennsylvania Special Collections and through AAA's interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: University of Pennsylvania, Special Collections, Van Pelt Library.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming, 1991, by the University of Pennsylvania Special Collections Department, Van Pelt Library. Zigrosser donated the papers to the University in 1972. Portions of the papers not microfilmed include research files, manuscript materials for published work, family records, and journals.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Conditions Governing Use
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Attn: Nancy Shawcross, Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-6206; phone: 215-898-2065; e-mail: shawcros@pobox.upenn.edu.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid prepared by the University of Pennsylvania, Special Collections Dept, available at Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Modern school magazine Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints -- societies, etc Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints, European Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum curators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boyd, E. (Elizabeth), 1903-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carrington, Fitz Roy, 1869-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Castellón, Federico, 1914-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colker, Ed, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Durieux, Caroline, 1896-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwight, Mabel, 1876-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flannagan, John Bernard, 1895?-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Girard, André Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huntley, Victoria Hutson, 1900-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), b. 1891 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keppel, Frederick, 1845-1912 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kohn, Misch, 1916- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lankes, Julius J., 1884-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lasansky, Mauricio, 1914- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mauzey, Merritt, 1898- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McNulty, Kneeland Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mitchell, Marian Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nalbandian, Karnig Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Norman, Dorothy, 1905-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ronnebeck, Arnold, 1885-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rose, Ruth Starr, 1887-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosenwald, Lessing J. (Lessing Julius), 1891-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ruellan, Andrée, 1905-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schniewind, Carl Oscar, 1900-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seidenberg, Roderick, 1889-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spratling, William, 1900-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spruance, Benton, 1904-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sternberg, Harry, 1904-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Teng, Kuei Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wickey, Harry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art in America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Artists Group Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Institute of Chicago Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Independent Citizens Committee for the Arts, Sciences, and Professions Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philadelphia Museum of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Print Council of America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tamarind Lithography Workshop Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weyhe Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whitney Museum of American Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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