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Creators:
American Art Association
Dates:
circa 1853-1929
bulk 1885-1922
Size:
27.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerarta
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The American Art Association records measure 27.8 linear feet and date from circa 1853-1929, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1885-1922. The records include auction and sales files, general financial and legal files, inventory and stock records, client files, printed materials, photographic materials, artwork, and the personal papers of founder Thomas Ellis Kirby.

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Creators:
Simons, Amory C. (Amory Coffin), 1869-1959
American Art Association of Paris
Académie Julian
Dates:
[ca. 1890]-1934
Size:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.simoamor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Material relating to Simons' activities as student and sculptor in Paris, and later as instructor in California, including: receipt for tuition payment at Academie Julian, Paris; membership card to the American Art Association of Paris; letters from John Flanagan, Paul Wayland Bartlett, his cousin A. Felix Du Pont, Santa Barbara School of the Arts,...

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Creators:
Chalfant, Jefferson David, 1856-1931
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Society of American Artists
American Art Association (Society)
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Dates:
1885-1976
Size:
1.7 Items (linear feet (on 2 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.chaljeff
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence with Chalfant's agent, H. Wood Sullivan, also George H. Sullivan, American Art Association and its successor Society of American Artists, Craig and Evans, George C. Folsom, Lawrence J. Morris, National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Richard Robbins, and others; William D. Davis's research material on Ch...

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Creators:
Garvan, Mabel Brady
Garvan, Francis Patrick, 1875-1937
Dates:
1912-1953
1867
Size:
44.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.garvfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art collector Francis Patrick Garvan measure 44.9 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1953, with one document from 1867. The papers provide extensive documentation on the Garvan collection which included rare books, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, and furniture. The majority of the collection consists of inventory records that give descriptive information regarding each piece in the collection; in many cases the files also include a photograph of the object. Also found are correspondence and subject files; auction records for sales at the American Art Association, Parke-Bernet Galleries, and Plaza Art Galleries; loan records; estate records; and a small amount of printed material, writings, and photographs. Approximately half of the Garvan papers were created posthumously by Mabel Brady Garvan and the managers of Garvan's estate.

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Creators:
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909
Gilder, Helena de Kay, d. 1916
Dates:
1874-1878
Size:
41 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.gildrich
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Journal kept by Richard Watson Gilder and Helena de Kay Gilder, beginning at the start of their marriage in June 1874 and spanning four years, including poems and verses, drawings by Helena de Kay Gilder, many of her husband, entries concerning the founding of American Art Association (later the Society of American Artists), and entries reflecting ...

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New York Water Color Club
Dates:
1890
Size:
1 Volume ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.nywatccr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Entry forms for the First Annual Exhibition, 1890, listing the artist, title of work, and the price.

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Dates:
1785-1962
Size:
ca. 30,000 items (on 559 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
AAA.archaaac
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Auction catalogs from the holdings of various libraries and auction houses in the United States, borrowed for microfilming for AAA's Auction Catalog Project, 1961-1965.

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Creators:
Wheeler, Charles V. (Charles Van Cise), b. 1866
Dates:
1920-[ca. 1935]
Size:
0.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.wheechar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letters; writings; scrapbooks; and an annotated auction catalog.

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Creators:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909
Dates:
1843-1990
bulk 1884-1909
Size:
27.74 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kurtchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of arts administrator, museum director, collector, dealer, and editor Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909), measure 27.74 linear feet and date from 1843-1990 (bulk dates 1884-1909). The bulk of the collection consists of detailed chronological correspondence between Kurtz and his wife and family, friends, colleagues, and business associates that documents many notable exhibitions, galleries, museums, private collections, as well as cities, people, and events of the period. Also found in the collection are Kurtz's diaries, scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
Whitney, George, D. 1885
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.2 Linear feet ((7 items))
Collection ID:
AAA.whitgeor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Collection contains an album, "The Whitney collection", with 42 carbon prints of paintings in Whitney's collection as well as news clippings relating to the sale of the collection (some items are loose), and a folder with additional clippings on the sale (1885), an article from the Philadelphia Inquirer on William Trost Richards (1973), and a catal...

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