Jervis McEntee papers
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1848 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Truman Seymour papers
Photographs, sketchbooks, and personal papers.
Robert Rosenblum Papers
The papers of art historian, curator, and professor Robert Rosenblum measure 38.3 linear feet and 1.17 GB and date from circa 1927 to 2009, with the bulk dating from 1950 to 2006. They include biographical material, extensive personal and professional correspondence; lectures, writings, and writing project files by Rosenblum and others; exhibition files; research reference files; teaching files; personal business records; printed and digital material; photographs; and artwork.
Frederic Remington papers
Correspondence, printed material, and writings.
John Trumbull collection
A ticket to the American Academy of Fine Arts, undated; a receipt for a subscription, April 27, 1790, signed by Anthony C. Poggi; a written receipt to A. C. Poggi, March 8, 1800, and a receipt for a subscription for a print of the Declaration of Independence "which I hereby promise to deliver according …
The Phillips Collection records
Correspondence files, arranged chronologically and alphabetically; gallery records; operational records; music program files; and exhibition files.
Oral history interview with Henry Plumer McIlhenny
United States. Works Progress Administration
An interview of Henry Plumer McIlhenny conducted 1974 Oct. 28, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
James D. Smillie and Smillie family papers
The James D. Smillie and Smillie family papers measure 5.6 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1957. The collection consists of the papers of four members of the Smillie family including James Smillie, his sons James David and George Henry Smillie, and George's wife, Helen 'Nellie' Jacobs Smillie. The majority of the papers are those of James D. Smillie, comprised of correspondence, forty-five daily diaries, a scrapbook, printed materials, and one etching. The papers of James Smillie consist of biographical materials and writings. The George Smillie papers include biographical materials, scattered correspondence, a scrapbook, printed materials, and photographs. The Helen Jacobs Smillie papers include corrrespondence and photographs. Also found are scattered materials relating to other family members, mostly the children of Helen Jacobs and George Smillie.
Horatio W. Shaw papers
Thirty letters written by Shaw while studying with Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to his wife Susan; some from Kid Stephens, R. Swain Gifford, C. Few Seiss, Thomas Anshutz, and [James E.?] Kelly; two articles about Shaw by his nephew Wilfred B. Shaw; exhibition catalogs, including …
Letters to Leonard Myers
To Leonard Myers: May 23, 1872, concerning personal matters; Sept. 7, 1875, about the statue "The West," to be exhibited at the Centennial; Dec. 28, 1875, concerning storage for a statue; and Feb. 16, inviting Myers to a social event.