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Creators:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-
Dates:
1910-1975
Size:
2.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sandludw
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of American New York School painter Ludwig Sander measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1975. Found are biographical materials primarily consisting of army records; correspondence with family and colleagues discussing exhibitions and other art-related activities; diaries; personal scattered business records; address books and art history typescripts; sketchbooks and illustrations for magazines; photographs of Sander, his colleagues, his travels, and exhibition openings; and miscellaneous printed material. The collection documents Sander's career and interactions with some of the most important modern artists of twentieth century.

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Creators:
Parsons, Betty
Dates:
1916-1991
bulk 1946-1983
Size:
61.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.parsbett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers measure 61.1 linear feet and date from 1916 to 1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1946-1983. Records provide extensive documentation of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1946 to its closing in 1983 and of the activities of Betty Parsons as one the leading art dealers of contemporary American Art in the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Over one third of the of the collection is comprised of artists files containing correspondence, price lists, and printed materials. Additional correspondence is with galleries, dealers, art institutions, private collectors, and the media. Also found are exhibition files, exhibition catalogs and announcements, sales records, stock inventories, personal financial records, and photographs. Betty Parsons's personal papers consist of early curatorial files, pocket diaries, personal correspondence, and evidence of her own artwork, including sketchbooks, and files documenting her personal art collection.

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Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1966
Dates:
1921-1982
bulk 1943-1950
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rorijame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of curator and museum director James J. Rorimer measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1982, with the bulk from 1943-1950. The papers include documentation of James J. Rorimer's World War II service in the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives Section of the U.S. Army and his activities protecting historic and cultural sites from bombing, and locating and recovering art work and cultural icons stolen by the Nazis. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials and correspondence, writings include draft versions of Rorimer's book Safe-Keeping or Survival: The Salvage and Protection of Art in War, financial records, photographic materials including a photo album containing photographs of European art work and cultural sites where Rorimer worked, newsclippings and additional printed materials, and one scrapbook of clippings dating from World War II.

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Klauber, Alice Ellen, 1871-1951
Dates:
1907-1946
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.klaualic
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letters to Alice Klauber from Walter Pach and Robert Henri about art activities; letters to Klauber and Edgar L. Hewett regarding the Panama-California Exposition of 1915-1916 in San Diego; and a few letters from William Zorach, Pierre Matisse and Wayman Adams regarding exhibits at the Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego. All letters are copies.

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Creators:
Keller, Henry G., 1869-1949
Dates:
circa 1880-1962
Size:
1.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kellhenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Ohio painter, lithographer, and educator Henry G. Keller date from circa 1880-1962 and measure 1.3 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, professional and personal correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and artworks and artifacts.

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Creators:
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966
Dates:
1966
Size:
0.01 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.manspaep
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The estate papers of sculptor Paul Manship measure 0.01 linear feet and consists of 132 items from 1966. The collection consists of correspondence and legal documents regarding the final distribution of art works in the estate of Paul Manship, 1966, and an inventory and appraisal of art objects in Manship's New York studio at 901 Broadway and his summer home at Lanesville near Glousester, Massachusetts. Checkmarks in the inventory indicate works selected by the Smithsonian Institution for the National Museum of American Art.

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Creators:
Stella, Joseph, 1877-1946
Dates:
1905-1970
Size:
2.9 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.steljose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material, letters, photographs, sketches and drawings, notes and writings, financial records, and printed material.

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Creators:
Nathan, Emily
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982
Lerner, Abram
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970
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Dates:
circa 1943-1985
Size:
6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.nathemil2
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of public relations consultant and journalist Emily Nathan measure 5.0 linear feet and date from circa 1943-1985. Included are files on clients, among them Towle Manufacturing and its gallery; the Smithsonian Institution, including the Archives of American Art, Radio Smithsonian and the National Portrait Gallery.

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Creators:
Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-
Dates:
[ca. 1940]-1978
Size:
2.2 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.sellchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Artists files containing photographs and correspondence on artists Henry Benbridge, James Claypoole, George Washington Conarroe, John Singleton Copley, Joseph Delaplaine, Jacob Eichholtz, Erastus Salisbury Field, Francis Guy, Lowell Birge Harrison, Robert Charles Leslie, James McMurtrie, Mihaly Munkacsy, Robert Edge Pine, Severin Roesen, Charles Ru...

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Creators:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988
Dates:
1937-1982
Size:
2.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bearroma
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Romare Bearden measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1982. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, writings by and about Bearden, miscellaneous legal and financial material, photographs, drawings, and printed material. Found are numerous letters referring to African-American arts movements of the 1960s and 1970s, including exhibitions, publications, associations, and scattered letters of a more personal nature.

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