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© 2002 The Museum of Modern Art. All rights reserved.
The Museum of Modern Art, Publisher
Finding Aid created by Rona Roob and Apphia Loo, 12/92, and updated, 9/93.
Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, January 1999, edited and converted to EAD 2002 by Jonathan Lill, July 2006. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator The Museum of Modern Art
Title: Early Museum History: Administrative Records
Dates: 1930s-1950s

Organization and Arrangement

The Papers are organized into four Series:
I. Museum Matters [includes information concerning Committees, Departments Programs and Projects], 1930-51, 1958, 1950-63
II. Latin-American Program, 1941-48
III. Television Project, 1939-55
IV. Individuals and Institutions, 1929-51
They have been processed to the filing unit level and are in most instances alphabetically arranged.


Scope and Content Note

The processed Early Museum History Papers (11 linear feet) are contained in 32 boxes (24 5" and 8 2½" document boxes).

The Papers concern the early activities of many of the Museum's programs, such as the Armed Services Program, Art in America radio program and subsequent book, film library, circulating exhibitions, lectures, Veteran's Art Center; and committees such as the Advisory Committee, Education Committee, Garden Committee, and Reception Committee. The Museum's involvement with Latin America (Series II) and television (Series III) is also documented.

Correspondents include such collectors and dealers as, for example, Walter C. Arensberg, Bernheim Jeune & Cie., F. Valentine Dudensing, Durand-Ruel, Grace Horne, Julien Levy, J.B. Neumann; and such personalities as Nicolas Calas, Leo Frobenius, Naum Gabo, Lincoln Kirstein, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. See name index at end of this finding aid.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The records are open for research and contain no restricted materials.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Early Museum History Papers are the physical property of The Museum of Modern Art. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with The Museum of Modern Art. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archivist.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in DADABASE, the library catalog of The Museum of Modern Art. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons and Organizations:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects:
Abbott, John E.
Barr, Alfred Hamilton, 1902-1981.
Blackburn, Alan R., Jr.
Braden, Thomas D.
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968.
Mabry, Thomas D.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Committees.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) Armed Services Program.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) Art in America.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). War Veterans' Art Center.
Porter, Allan.
Soby, James Thrall, 1906-
Street, Julian L., Jr.
Ulrich, Ione, 1905-
Wheeler, Monroe, 1899-
Wheeler, Monroe, 1899-


Related Collections

See also, Circulating Exhibitions Record Group, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Papers, Committee Minutes Record Group, and Museum of Modern Art: Report and Pamphlets Record Group.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Long version: Early Museum History Papers, [series.folder]. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.

Short version: Early Museum, [series.folder]. MoMA Archives, NY.

Provenance

The Papers [1930-51, 1958 (3 filing units related to the Museum fire), and 1950-63 (2 filing units of correspondence from Allen Porter)] perhaps served as the central files for the Museum during its early years. They include papers from various Museum staff members, notably John E. Abbott, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Alan R. Blackburn, Jr., Thomas W. Braden, René d'Harnoncourt, Thomas D. Mabry, Jr., Allen Porter, James Thrall Soby, Julian Street, Jr., James Johnson Sweeney, Ione Ulrich, and Monroe Wheeler.

Minutes found in these Papers have been added to the Museum Archives Committee Minutes Record Group.


Explanation of Abbreviations


ALS: autograph letter(s) signed in the hand of the writer
TL: typed letter(s) without signature
TLS: typed letter(s) signed by the writer
corresp.: correspondence
incl.: includes
n.d.: date information incomplete, i.e., no date supplied by document
JEA: John E. Abbott
AHB: Alfred H. Barr, Jr.
ARB: Alan R. Blackburn, Jr.
RDH: René d'Harnoncourt
TDM: Thomas D. Mabry, Jr.
NAR: Nelson A. Rockefeller
JTS: James Thrall Soby
MW: Monroe Wheeler
C/E: Circulating Exhibition sponsored by the Department of Circulating Exhibitions (now Exhibitions Program)
MoMA Exh. #: exhibition number assigned by the Department of the Registrar to all museum shows
[]: additions made by an outside source
M/M: Mr. and Mrs.


Container List

 

Series I. Museum Matters

40 filing units
Incl. material related to general Museum activities, Committees, Departments, Programs and Projects; alphabetically arranged.

Folder Title Date
I.1. Artist Viewings

½"
incl. 1 TLS John Ackerman-Edward M. M. Warburg; AHB corresp. with artists interested in showing at MoMA; H-Z corresp. not found

1933
I.2. Anniversary, 20th: “Congratulatory Letters,”

28 items
incl. corresp. re: 20th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee; corresp. with Daniel Catton Rich and Fiske Kimball

1949-50
I.3.a Armed Services Program

See also, World War II (I.40).

John E. Abbott Correspondence
¼"
incl. JEA and JTS corresp. re: art therapy exhibitions; memos; list, associate members' donations to tea fund; memo re: Art Sale and Auction for the Armed Services receipts, expenditures, balance, and allocated funds; press release; report to the trustees

1942-44
I.3.b. Armed Services Program

Army Specialized Training Program
¼"
incl. press releases; U.S. Army publicity photos

1943
I.3.c. Armed Services Program

Artists in War
½"
incl. Betty Chamberlain corresp. and memos; press release; proposal for War Artists Information Bureau; typescript, “The Function of Art in Wartime”

1942
I.3.d. Armed Services Program

Artists in War
½"
incl. memos; clippings; ephemera

1942
I.3.e. Armed Services Program

Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead Proposals
½"
incl. corresp.; “Suggested Materials for Training of Regional Specialists Army Program” by Margaret Mead; “A Proposed Wartime Regional Materials Unit to be Set Up in The Museum of Modern Art”; “Suggested Materials for Regional Training” by Gregory Bateson

1943
I.3.f. Armed Services Program

Armed Services Program Circulating Exhibitions
¼"
incl. film catalog; C/E bookings sponsored by Armed Services Program; corresp. re: Britain at War; Elodie Courter corresp. and memos

1943
I.3.g. Armed Services Program

Armed Services Program Circulating Exhibitions
¼"
incl. Elodie Courter corresp. and memos; corresp. re: Overseas Studies, Foreign Area and Language Study Curriculum, and European Program, corresp. with the U.S. War Department, colleges, and universities; press releases; “Section of Psychology” from Transactions of The New York Academy of SciencesSer. II, 5(4): 72-78; Feb. 1943; questionnaire

1943
I.3.h. Armed Services Program

Armed Services Program Circulating Exhibitions
3/4"
incl. C/E bookings and prices paid; corresp. with camp site captains

1943-44
I.3.i. Armed Services Program

Museums Council - Therapy
3/8"
incl. corresp., Committee on Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation of the Museum Council of New York Second Memorandum and Report; report on therapy for the museum council subcommittee on therapy; press release re: education courses; report to the museum committee on rehabilitation; “Design Potentialities” and “New Approach to Occupational Therapy” by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

1943-44
I.3.j. Armed Services Program

Armed Services Program Organizations
5/8"
incl. Report to Policy Committee, Report of the Art Committee on College Curriculum Adjustments to the U.S. Office of Education, Wartime Commission; bibliography on art and war; transcript, JTS interview with WNYC, 1942 Oct. 15; list, Committee on Therapy members; corresp. and memos re: camouflage; schedule of income and expenditures of the Armed Services Program; memo re: meeting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art re: American Federation of Art function during WWII; questionnaire from Artists for Victory; USO National Photography Contest statement of purpose

1942-43
I.3.k. Armed Services Program

Overseas Painting Unit
¼"
incl. JTS corresp. with the Federal Works Administration re: fund appropriation

1943
I.3.l. Armed Services Program

Servicemen's Parties
¼"
incl. guest lists; cost sheet; corresp.

1942
I.3.m. Armed Services Program

Soldier Art Program Correspondence and Receipts
3/8"
incl. receipts of art supplies for army camps expenditures; JTS corresp. with army captains

1942-43
I.3.n. Armed Services Program

Soldier Art Program Correspondence and Receipts
3/8"

1942-43
I.3.o. Armed Services Program

Veterans' Art Center
3/8"
incl. brochure, “Interior Design and Soldier Art”; poster; report to the trustees on the Museum's Armed Services Program; JTS and JEA corresp.; Victor D'Amico memos; memo re: JTS appointment

1941-45
I.3.p. Armed Services Program

Veterans' Art Center
½"
incl. report, “The War Veterans' Art Center, 1944-1948, An Experiment in Rehabilitation through Art”; clipping; “Art and Skills Corps” newsletter no. 3: 1946; newletter, “The Urge to Make” 4(2): April 1946; RDH corresp.

1943-46
I.4.a. Art in America

Note: RDH directed the Art in America project. Holger Cahill edited the book published in conjunction with the radio series.

Articles
½"
incl. list, lectures and speakers; transcripts, “Official Architecture in America” by William Harlan Hale, “Photography in the United States”, “American Sculpture Since the Civil War”, “Stage Design and the American Theatre” by John Mason Brown, “Richardson and the Skyscraper: 1865-1900”

(1934)
I.4.b. Art in America

Art in America News
18 items
incl. Art in America Newsnos. 1-16; 1 TLS RDH-AAR

1935
I.4.c. Art in America

Art in Americaby Holger Cahill
½"
incl. budget, orders, corresp. with printers, publishers and museums. See also, Alan R. Blackburn Jr. Papers for complete set of press releases.

1934-35
I.4.d. Art in America

Art in Americaby Holger Cahill
3/8"
incl. corresp. re: permission to publish

1935-36
I.4.e. Art in America

Cuts - Correspondence
3/8"
incl. telegrams between AHB, Holger Cahill and RDH; corresp. with lenders

1934
I.4.f. Art in America

Cuts - Lists
10 items
incl. bibliography on American Art; schedule of programs; list of artists discussed and institutions where represented

1934-35
I.4.g. Art in America

Cuts - Permission of Owners
22 items

1934-35
I.4.h. Art in America

A-B Correspondence
½"
incl. corresp. re: news subscriptions and book orders

1934
I.4.i. Art in America

C-D Correspondence
½"

1934
I.4.j. Art in America

E-F Correspondence
35 items

1934
I.4.k. Art in America

G-H Correspondence
½"
incl. corresp. with RDH in Mexico; incl. 1 ALS-Holger Cahill; 1 TLS RDH-Edward M. M. Warburg

1934
I.4.l. Art in America

I-L Correspondence
¼"
incl. 1 TL RDH-Lincoln Kirstein; 1 TLS Fiske Kimball-ARB

1934
I.4.m. Art in America

M Correspondence
1/8"

1934
I.4.n. Art in America

N-R Correspondence
3/8"

1934
I.4.o. Art in America

S-T Correspondence
½"
incl. Art in America NewsNo. 9, 1934 December 1

1934
I.4.p. Art in America

U-Z Correspondence
incl. corresp. with and suggested topics from Forbes Watson of Public Works of Art Project

1934
I.5.a. Art Sale for the Armed Services

See also, World War II (I.40).

Receipts for Paid Sales
1"
incl. receipts, ledger sheets, memos

June 16 1942
I.5.b. Art Sale for the Armed Services

Memos, Sales Report, List
10 items
incl. list of gifts to Armed Services Program

June 16 1942
I.5.c. Art Sale for the Armed Services

Correspondence, Receipts
5/8"
incl. press release; receipts from Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.

June 16 1942
I.6.a. Art Week

Note: the week of 1940 November 25-December 1 was set aside by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as National Art Week for the purpose of exhibiting and promoting work by living American artists. Francis Henry Taylor, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was Chairman of the National Council for Art Week; AHB was Chairman of the New York City Council for Art Week.

Correspondence
5/8"
incl. corresp.; memos; budget; 1 TLS Rockwell Kent (United American Artists)-AHB, 1940

1940-41
I.6.b. Art Week

Minutes and Reports
1"
incl. reports, lists, press releases.

1940
I.6.c. Art Week

Printed Material
3/4"
incl. transcript of “Art and Our World”; corresp., President Franklin Delano Roosevelt-Francis Henry Taylor (Metropolitan Museum of Art); clippings; press releases; bulletin from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940

1940
I.7. “The Artist and the Museum Report,”

1 item
incl. report and sample questionnaire sent to artists re: relationship between MoMA And New York artists

1944
I.8. The Museum of Modern Art Building, Correspondence

13 items
incl. 1 TL-Stephen C. Clark; 1 TLS Philip Goodwin-AHB; fourth floor film library plan

1936-37
I.9.a. The Bulletin of The Museum of Modern Art

Note: published monthly by the Museum; from ca. 1944 through 1963 called The Museum of Modern Art Bulletin;see also, Allen Porter (IV.31.a-e.).

Bulletin

¼"
incl. 1 TLS Ione Ulrich-AHB, 1935; 1 TL AHB-JEA, 1935; 1 ALS George L. K. Morris-AHB, 1935; 2 ALS Morris-TDM, 1935; 6 TL TDM-Morris, 1935; 1 TL TDM-James Johnson Sweeney, 1935; memo re: aims of the Museum Bulletin;1 TL Cornelius J. Sullivan (“CJS”)-T.S. Eliot, 1933; 1 TL ARB-Maurice Sterne, 1933; 1 ALS AHB-ARB re: “art under Hitler”, 1933

1933-1935
I.9.b. The Bulletin of The Museum of Modern Art

2 items
incl. essay proposed by Sidney Janis for Bulletinon Cubism and Abstract Art(MoMA Exh. #46, 1936 March 2-April 19); 1 TL AHB-Janis; 1 TLS Janis-AHB

1936
I.9.c. The Bulletin of The Museum of Modern Art

7 items
incl. memos, 1 TLS Joseph Hudnut-Ernestine M. Fantl

1938
I.9.d. The Bulletin of The Museum of Modern Art

31 items
incl. memos; members' calendars of activites (ca. 1940); 3 TLS Philip Goodwin, 1939

1939-40
I.9.e. The Bulletin of The Museum of Modern Art

3/8"
incl. corresp. re: mailing list

1940
I.9.f. The Bulletin of The Museum of Modern Art

3/8"

1941
I.10. Children's Garden Project

¼"
incl. Julian Street, Jr. and Victor D'Amico corresp. and memos re: competition sponsored by The Greater New York Fund; press releases; contest standards; list of judges; sample ribbons; transcripts of speeches by Merle A. Gulick and Mrs. John S. Sheppard

1939
I.11. Circulating Exhibitions

½"
incl. corresp. re: questionnaires sent to colleges and universities

1944
I.12.a. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Advisory Committee Recommendations
13 items
incl. lists of proposed exhibitions, 1941-43, 1940; “Digest of Recommendations and Suggestions of the Advisory Committee of The Museum of Modern Art, November 1938-May 1941”, 1931-38, Digest of Suggestions, 1931-35

1931-43
I.12.b. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Auditing Committee
14 items
incl. letters of appointment

1934-1938
I.12.c. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Development Committee
7 items
incl. memos, corresp. re: meetings, 1946 April 26 meeting agenda

1946-48
I.12.d. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Education Committee and Extension Office Correspondence
13 items

1931-34
I.12.e. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Educational Project, (formerly the Education Committee and Extension Office) Reports
16 items
incl. petition, Report of Extension Office, memos

1932-39
I.12.f. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Executive Committee
1 item
incl. 1 TLS ACG-ARB

1933
I.12.g. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Exhibitions Committee Reports and Statements
1 item
Note: Exhibitions Sub-Committee report

1941
I.12.h. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Exhibition Policy Report
2 items
Note: Advisory Committee report on the Exhibition Policy of The Museum of Modern Art (2 copies)

1944
I.12.i. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Film Library Committee
11 items
incl. corresp.; lists of members; 1 TLS ACG-AAR, 1936; 1 TLS JEA-AAR, 1935; “An outline of a project for founding the film library of The Museum of Modern Art” 1935, certificate of incorporation

1935-37
I.12.j. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Finance Committee Correspondence
5 items
incl. list of members; statement by Samuel A. Lewisohn

1933-34, 1936
I.12.k. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Garden Committee (Reformed as Advisory Subcommittee 1939 as staff committee, 1944)
5 item
incl. notes of the informal meeting of the Garden Comm., 1939; tentative list of sculpture for the Sculpture Garden; 1 TLS Joseph Hudnut-TDM, 1938; 1 TLS Helen Resor-Philip Goodwin, 1938

1938 1939
I.12.l. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

House Committee (Reformed as Advisory Subcommittee 1939 as staff committee 1944)
4 items
incl. corresp., list of members

1939
I.12.m. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Industrial Design Committee
34 items
incl. letters confirming re-appointment

1937-41
I.12.n. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Library Committee
3/8"
Note: Committee dissolved 1939; incl. corresp. re: appointments; 1 TLS Walter Chrysler-ACG, 1936; list of members

1934-1938
I.12.o. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Motion Picture Committee and Department
10 items
incl. corresp. re: establishment and appointment of members and chairman

1935-36
I.12.p. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Museum Collections Reports and Statements
5 items

1941, 1944
I.12.q. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Music Committee
2 items
incl. memos, corresp.

1941
I.12.r. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Nominating Committee
19 items
incl. corresp. re: committee appointments

1936-1938
I.12.s. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Promotion Committee
½"
incl. meeting resumes; proposals

1948
I.12.t. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

Reception Committee
½"
incl. form letters sent to committee members

1941
I.12.u. Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

World's Fair Committee Correspondence
1 item
incl. 1 TL TDM-Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1937

1937
I.13. The Museum of Modern Art Corporation: Members Correspondence

16 items
incl. 3 agendae for Corporation Meetings, 1950; amendments to the by-laws; election notices

1938-50
I.14. Film Library Project Report, Certificate of Incorporation and Reports

4 items
incl. “Report of The Museum of Modern Art Film Library” 1936; “Report on the Work of The Museum of Modern Art Film Library as of April 13, 1936”; “Film Library Work and Progress Report”, 1937

1936, 1937
I.15.a. Fire

See also, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Papers Record Group 1, 303 and René d'Harnoncourt Papers Series E, 941

Correspondence
½"
incl. condolence letters; NFPA Fire Record Department quarterly report; conservator's report; memos

April 15, 1958
I.15.b. Fire

Correspondence, Transcript
½"
incl. press releases; agenda of meeting of Friends of The Museum of Modern Art: Emergency Committee and Museum Fund Raising Group; list of contributors; transcript of remarks by NAR at Opening of MoMA Oct. 6, 1958; form letter sent to members; AHB condolence replies

April 15, 1958
I.16.a. Fund Raising

Appeals for Contributions from Foundations
½"
incl. corresp. with foundations; “History of The Museum of Modern Art”; “Report to Rockefeller Foundation for Appropriation RF 39025 to The Museum of Modern Art for a Rotating Fund for Circulating Exhibitions”

1941-42
I.16.b. Fund Raising

Requests to Solicit Money from MoMA Staff
¼"
incl. corresp. from organizations and institutions

1942-60
I.17. Houses and Housing: Industrial Arts

¼"
Note: MoMA Exh. #87-88, 1939 May 10-September 30; incl. corresp. re: MoMA and C/E versions of exh.; provenance, Elodie Courter

1939-40
I.18. Industrial Art Project Report

2 items
incl. “A Report Covering a Proposed Industrial Art Project of The Museum of Modern Art” by MW; statement re: establishment of Industrial Art Project, 1938

1937-38
I.19.a. International Competition for Low Cost Furniture Design

Transcripts
1/8"
incl. transcript of talks by Ira A. Hirschmann, Henri Laugier, and Wallace K. Harrison; Henri Laugier biography; form letter (invitation) 1947 October 17; acceptances; list of contributors

1947
I.19.b. International Competition for Low Cost Furniture Design

Publicity and Press Releases
5/8"

1947
I.19.c. International Competition for Low Cost Furniture Design

Correspondence, Memos
3/8"
incl. telegram NAR-Ira A. Hirschmann; regulations; list of jurors; transcript NBC broadcast with Amedee J. Ozenfant (excerpt)

1947-48
I.20. International Council - Prospectus

incl. Minutes of the meeting of the Committee for the Formation of the International Council; corresp.; transcript of meeting of the Museum Council; outline and prospectus, “Annual Conference Dedicated to Modern Art and its Function in Contemporary Society”; agenda for meeting of National Council

1953
I.21. Junior Council

½"
incl. lists of committees of the Junior Council and members; corresp. re: committee appointments; 1 TLS Gertrud A. Mellon-Thomas W. Braden, 1949; 1 ALS Blanchette Rockefeller-Braden, 1949

1948-50
I.22.a. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Note: see also, Allen Porter (IV.31.f.).

Lectures
7/8"
incl. course catalogs from other institutions; corresp. with Henry-Russell Hitchcock (Wesleyan University); corresp. re: proposed Matisse lecture

1931-32
I.22.b Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Roger Fry
12 items
incl. corresp. between AHB, Stephen C. Clark, ACG, and AAR re: raising funds for Fry lecture at MoMA

1932
I.22.c. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Lectures
5/8"
incl. “Report on Meeting of the State Chairmen of the Fine Arts Departments of The General Federation of Women's Clubs at Richmond, Virginia, Tuesday, May 23rd, 1933”, 1 ALS Mary Rockefeller re: lecture series by Helen Appleton Read and Blanche Stillson on “Modern French and German Art”

1933
I.22.d. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Lectures
18 items
inc. 1 TLS Meyer Schapiro-AHB

1934
I.22.e. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Gertrude Stein
½"
incl. 3 telegrams, 1934; clipping, 3 press releases; 1 TLS Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc. (Robert M. MacGregor)-ACG, 1934; 5 TLS MacGregor-AHB, 1934; 4 TLS W. Colston Leigh-AHB, 1934; 1 TLS Princeton University (J. Duncan Spaeth)-AHB, 1934; 6 ALS Marvin Chauncey Ross-ARB, 1934; 1 ALS Ross-AHB, 1934; 1 TLS ACG-Stein, 1934; 1 TLS author unidentified-Stein, 1934; 2 TLS Alice B. Toklas-AHB, 1934; 1 TLS ARB-Alice B. Toklas, 1934; 1 ALS Toklas-ARB, 1934

1934, 1947
I.22.f. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Lectures
¼"
incl. corresp. with Franz Boaz; 1 TL AHB-Salvador Dali, press release re: Dali lecture at MoMA

1935
I.22.g. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Lectures
9 items
incl. 1 TLS Kenneth Clark-TDM, 1 TLS Clark-AHB

1936
I.22.h. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Lectures
5/8"
incl. 1 ALS Laura C. Boulton-AHB, 1935; 1 TLS Boulton-AHB, 1935; corresp. with the College Art Association (Audrey McMahon), 1 ALS Lee Simonson-Sarah Newmeyer, 1935

1937, 1935-37
I.22.i. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Leo Frobenius
½"
incl. schedule; corresp.; transcript of radio talk on Prehistoric Rock Paintings in Europe and Africa(MoMA Exh. #61, 1937 April 28-May 30)

1937
I.22.j. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Lectures
¼"
incl. schedule of film and lecture programs to be held at the Dalton Schools; 3 TL TDM-Walter Gropius; 1 ALS Agnes Rindge-TDM; 1 TL with autograph note Rindge-TDM; 5 TLS Rindge-TDM; 2 TLS Rindge-AHB; 1 TLS AHB-Rindge; 10 TL TDM/AHB-Rindge

1938
I.22.k. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Suggested Lectures
3/8"
incl. 4 TLS Charles R. Hulbeck (Richard Huelsenbeck)-AHB, 1941; 1 ALS David H. McAlpin-AHB, 1939; 1 TL TDM-Meyer Schapiro, 1939

1938-41
I.22.l. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Lectures
16 items
incl. memos, tickets to James Johnson Sweeney lecture on Pablo Picasso, lecture statistics, clipping

1939
I.22.m. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Barr Requests to Lecture
17 items
incl. invitations to AHB to lecture

1939
I.22.n. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Programs
A-M
½"
incl. corresp. with An American Group (Louis Lozowick); Air Youth of America (Russell Newcomb); memos and poster re: League of Composers

1939-1940
I.22.o. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Programs
N-Z
3/4"
incl. biography, Joseph Schillinger; corresp., invitation, Swiss film program, 1940 (The Swiss Society of New York); prospectus, “Modern Art and Modern Music” lectures by Jonathan Schiller

1939-1940
I.22.p. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Lectures
6 items
incl. brochures, posters by the Forum Lecture Bureau

1940
I.22.q. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Nicolas Calas
¼"
incl. invitation to Calas lecture; 2 TLS Calas-AHB, 1940, 1941; memos

1940-41
I.22.r. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Special Events
7/8"
incl. Julian Street, Jr. corresp. re: Twenty Centuries of Mexican Art(MoMA Exh. #106, 1940 May 15-September 30); day at MoMA for mayors' wives; Ballet Foundation tea in members' penthouse; New York City Board of Education; The Children's Aid Society; United States Congress (Jack Nichols, House of Representatives); Japan Society; Junior League re: Fifth Annual Children's Art competition exhibition; R. H. Macy & Co., the Pan American Society; Scientific Congress; Vassar College re: exhibition of Vassar architecture in members' penthouse; Hairdressers and Cosmotologists Convention; Young People's Day at MoMA in connection with We Like Modern Art(MoMA Exh. #120, 1941 December 27-January 12); Saks Fifth Avenue Cover Competition

1940-41
I.22.s. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Receptions
½"
incl. memos, guest lists, exhibition notes, lists of Reception Committee activities, “Facts Concerning The Museum of Modern Art Prepared for The Special Reception Committee for the Membership Teas”, 1940

1940-45
I.22.t. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Lectures
6 items
incl. memos, 1 TLS J. B. Neumann-Frances Hawkins re: lecture on Paul Klee; Beaumont Newhall “Painting and Photography” lecture notes; 1 TL AHB-John Rewald re: lecture on Aristide Maillol

1941
I.22.u. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

“Problems of Post-War Planning”
1"
incl. program and transcript of lectures by Charles Abrams, John Merriman Gaus, Siegfried Giedion, George Howe, Joseph Hudnut, John Ihlder, Mary K. Simkhovitch, and Clarence S. Stein, for forum at MoMA; article, “The Political Art of Planning” by Joseph Hudnut reprinted from Architectural Record1943 October; press release; memos

1944
I.22.v. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

“Problems of Post-War Planning”
½"
incl. 4 TL Agnes Rindge-Charles Abrams; 4 TLS, 1 ALS John M. Gaus-Rindge; 5 TL Rindge-Sigfried Giedeion; 1 TLS Giedeion-Rindge; 1 TLS Philip Goodwin-Rindge; 1 TLS Rindge-Goodwin; 6 TLS George Howe-Rindge; 1 ALS Howe-Rindge; 12 TLS Joseph Hudnut-Rindge; 4 TLS John Ihlder-Rindge; 1 TLS Cleveland Rodgers-Rindge

1944
I.22.w. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Naum Gabo
30 items
incl. autographed statement by Naum Gabo; memos, corresp. re: lecture at MoMA

1948
I.22.x. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Docents
8 items
incl. corresp., memos

1948-1949
I.22.y. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Edith Sitwell
3/8"
incl. press release; clipping; MoMA invitation for Façade 1949; transcript of opening remarks by Sir Osbert (draft and revised version); order of program; budget; memos; 2 TL Lavinia Janes Sloan-Sir Osbert Sitwell, 1948; 1 TL MW-Pavel Tchelitchew, 1949; memo and program for performance of Lady Macbeth

1948-50
I.22.z. Lectures and Special Events, The Museum of Modern Art

Poetry Evenings
1 item
incl. poster for “Five Evenings with Modern Poets” (Modern Poetry Series)

1950
I.23. Legal Affairs

¼"
incl. corresp. re: petition for increase in number of directors permitted by MoMA Charter; corresp. re: Grace Rainey Rogers Estate

1943-49
I.24.a. Mailings, Correspondence

¼"
incl. corresp. with American Artists' Congress; blurb on the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts and trip to Europe with Hofmann; corresp. with the United States Post Office

1934-40
I.24.b. Mailings, Correspondence

5/8"
incl. corresp. with the United States Post Office)

1934-40
I.25. Members' Complaints The Museum of Modern Art

5/8"
incl. Allen Porter and Frances Hawkins responses to members re: complaints

1946-55
I.26. Members, Correspondence with

3/8"
incl. 1 TLS Helen Keller; corresp. with members

1951-63
I.27. Modern Architecture: Chicago1870-1970

“Sears, Roebuck & Co.,”
¼"
Note: MoMA Exh. #23, 1933 January 18-February 23; incl. ARB corresp.

1932-33
I.28. Municipal Art Committee

½"
incl. corresp.

1935-39
I.29. National War Poster Competition

3 items
Note: MoMA Exh. #207, 1942 November 25-1943 January 3; incl. memos; corresp.

1942
I.30. Norman Bel Geddes: War Maneuver Models

1 item
Note: MoMA Exh. #250, 1944 January 26-March 5; incl. exh. brochure

1944
I.31. Officers and Committees, The Museum of Modern Art

2 items
incl. list and covering memo

1956
I.32. Personnel: Office Manager

1 item
incl. 1 memo

1944
I.33. Publications Department Reports

¼"
incl. list of MoMA publications 1929-39; annual reports 1937-38 (2 copies), 1936-37, 1935-36, 1934

1936-37
I.34. Religious Art

4 items
incl. 1 ALS Meyer Schapiro-Beatrice Reinfeld, 1942

1940-42
I.34.x. Special Events

Note: for documentation on Special Events, see “Lectures and Special Events”.

I.35.a. Staff Manual

Financing
14 items

1974
I.35.b. Staff Manual

Architecture and Design
1 item
incl. statement by Arthur Drexler re: department's programs and history

1973
I.35.c. Staff Manual

Building Operations
1 item
incl. statement

(1974)
I.35.d. Staff Manual

Department of Film
4 items
incl. statement

1973
I.35.e. Staff Manual

Department of Photography
2 items
incl. statements of policies

(1973)
I.35.f. Staff Manual

Department of Publications
1 item
incl. statement on department's history and development

1974
I.36.a. Staff Manual

Memos
3/8"
incl. memos re: 1960 manual; histories of the Departments of Architecture and Design and Photography; comparative statement re: group visits, 1958-60, 1 TLS “Bob” (Department of Fine Arts, Middlebury College, Middlebury Vt.)-Helen Franc, 1962; 1 TL Franc-“Bob”, 1962

1958-62
I.36.b. Staff Manual

Manual
10 items
incl. 1 TL to Richard E. Oldenburg; 1 memo Helen Franc-Richard H. Koch; outline; excerpt from 1960 July 27 minutes re: staff manual; suggestions from staff for in-house education programs; sample questionnaire

1960
I.36.c. Staff Manual

Manual
7 items
incl. outline

1960
I.37.a. Staff Manual

Department of Architecture and Design
3 items
incl. statement

1952
I.37.b. Staff Manual

Museum Building
8 items
incl. statement on history

1952
I.37.c. Staff Manual

Circulating Exhibitions
5 items
incl. statement on programs

1952
I.37.d. Staff Manual

Education
5 items
incl. brochure, “The Museum of Modern Art Educational Project, Membships and Services”; statement on function and programs; memo, Victor D'Amico-JEA, 1940

1940, 1952
I.37.e. Staff Manual

Director's Office
2 items
incl. description of functions

1952
I.37.f. Staff Manual

Exhibitions
9 items
incl. outline of responsibilities

1952
I.37.g. Staff Manual

Front Desk
2 items
incl. description of operations

1952
I.37.h. Staff Manual

Library
8 items
incl. statement of policies, services, and “Resources and Services of the Museum of Modern Art Library” 1948 Spring

1952
I.37.i. Staff Manual

Museum Collections
8 items
incl. history of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Print Room, description of loan procedures; memo Dorothy C. Miller-staff re: paintings in offices

1952
I.37.j. Staff Manual

Office Administration
14 items
incl. description of responsibilities

1952
I.37.k. Staff Manual

Organization, Committees Chart, Trustees
7 items
incl. statements, by-laws as amended 1950 November 16

1952
I.37.l. Department of Painting and Sculpture

4 items
incl. lists of responsibilities and programs

1952
I.37.m. Staff Manual

Publications Department
3 items
incl. statement on history and function

1952
I.37.n. Staff Manual

Department of Photography
3 items

1952
I.37.o. Staff Manual

Production
3 items
incl. statement of responsibilities

1952
I.37.p. Staff Manual

Registrar Department
8 items
incl. memos, statement on function

1952
I.38. A Survey of the Archives of Modern Art

5/8"
Note: the project, required by the MoMA/PASTA contract, was initiated by John B. Hightower. Pearl Moeller was Archivist of the project. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Noble Foundation provided funding for the project for the period 1971 October-1972 September.

1961-72
I.39. Theatre Art Department Proposal

1 item

1937
I.40.a. World War II

See also, Armed Services Program (I.3), Art Sale for the Armed Services (I.5), National War Poster Competition(MoMA Exh. #207, 1942 November 25-1943 January 3) (I.29), and “Problems of Post-War Planning” (I.22.v.).

Air Raid Precautions and War Activities
1"
incl. corresp., memos, press release re: Armed Services Program

1941-42
I.40.b. World War II

Air Raid Precautions and War Activities
2 items, 18 sheets
incl. procedures and instructions

1941, 1951

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Series II. Latin-American Program

26 filing units
Note: for additional material on “Contracts” see Addendum

Folder Title Date
II.1. Artists File

¼"
incl. Luis de Zulueta, Jr. memos re: Rockefeller Foundation grant for Latin-American Artists File; corresp. (Spanish)

1943
II.2. Contract (Original) - OEMcr-8 Brazilian Scholarship

¼"
incl. original signed agreement between United States Center for Inter-American Affairs (CIAA) and MoMA; 1 ALS T. D'Amico-Ione Ulrich, 1943; corresp., memos re: scholarship; schedule re: payments

1941-43
II.3.a. Contract - Latin-American Informational Exhibits

Contract (Original) - OR-1158
4 items
incl. corresp. with the office of Inter-American Affairs re: correction to original contract and copy of contract

1942
II.3.b. Contract - Latin-American Informational Exhibits

The Americas Cooperate
13 items
Note: MoMA Exh. #198, 1942 September 20-October 18; incl. vouchers; MW corresp. and memos; press release

1942
II.4.a. >Contract OEMcr-42, Latin American Art

(C/E 1941-42, Pre-Columbian, Colonial, and Contemporary Art)
3/8"
incl. press release; transcript of lecture by Nathalie Herman re: Colonial Art of Latin America; “Pre-Columbian Art of Latin America” by Herbert J. Spinden

1941-42
II.4.b. >Contract OEMcr-42, Latin American Art

(C/E 1941-42, Pre-Columbian, Colonial, and Contemporary Art)
1"
incl. vouchers, ledger sheets, memos, corresp. and itineraries

1942-43
II.5. Contract (Original) OEMcr-42 - Nine Circulating Exhibitions

2 items

1941
II.6. Contract OEM2a-2055 - New Architecture - Cairo

5 items
incl. original signed contract

1943
II.7.a. Contract (Original) OEMcr-319: Ten 2-reel subjects (Julien Bryan)

13 items
incl. corresp.; 1 TLS NAR-Karl G. Macdonald

1943
Contract (Original) OEMcr-319: Ten 2-reel subjects (Julien Bryan)

5/8"
incl. vouchers; corresp.

1944
II.8.a. Contract OIAAc-11 (Six Multiple Exhibitions and Six Maps)

½"
incl. shipping instructions; JEA corresp., memos, contract draft

1944-46
II.8.b. Contract OIAAc-11 (Six Multiple Exhibitions and Six Maps)

3/4"
incl. Ione Ulrich corresp. re: photopanels for circulating exhibition re: U.S. Schools and Life and Illustrated Maps on the Land, Industries, and People for CIAA; vouchers; poster re: Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act

1944-47
II.9. CIAA Latin-America Pamphlets

1"
incl. “Preliminary Listing of Publications Dealing with Latin America Issued by the Agencies of the United States Government During the Past Five Years”

1941
II.9a. CIAA Charts to Latin American Literature

M. UNK D. UNK UNK F. Jamieson
List of UNK to be UNK into UNK

1942
II.10. CIAA Latin-American Project

1/8"
incl. MW corresp. re: Latin-American publications, “Report No. 1” and “Report No. 3” by Lewis Hanke; clipping re: Carleton Sprague Smith's South American tour

1943
II.11. Government Projects

3/8"
incl. MoMA constitution Article II; list of MoMA activities in relation to Latin America; corresp. with the Center for Inter-American Affairs (CIAA); bulletin, “The Museum and The War”; budget ledger sheets

1943-44
II.12. Government Work

28 items
incl. vouchers, 5 TL Ione Ulrich-Porter A. McCray; 7 TLS McCray-Ulrich; 1 TLS Ulrich-RDH; 1 TL Ulrich-RDH (CIAA)

1942
II.13. Inter-American Development Commission

1"
incl. agenda for Executive Meeting, 1946 January 22; “Schedule of Cultural Projects” 1941; Minutes of the Advisory Committee on Art, Division of Cultural Cooperation Department of State, 1944 May 26 and 27; memo re: Brazil Builds(C/E 1942-45), 1944 March 22; RDH corresp. with M.D. Carrel (Project Director); Wallace K. Harrison (Office of Inter-American Affiars); Porter McCray (National Gallery of Art)

1941-46
II.14. Inter-American Escadrille, Inc.

6 items
incl. memos re: rental of 9-11 West 54th Street

1942
II.15.a. Inter-American Fund

Purchases made by Lincoln Kirstein on trip
½"
incl. receipts, reviews of artists and report on trip to Argentina, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay

1942
II.15.b. Inter-American Fund

Lincoln Kirstein, Expenses
3/8"
incl. memos; corresp.

1942
II.16. Inter-American House

20 items
incl. AHB corresp. re: insurance of works loaned to Council of National Defense and Inter-American House

1941
II.17. Latin-American Art Committee, John E. Abbott, Expenses

½"
incl. corresp.; memos; 1 telegram, AHB-Candido Portinari, 1941; 2 telegrams JEA-Grace L. McAnn Morley, 1940

1940-44
II.18.a Latin-American Conference

Correspondence, Minutes
3/4"
Note: Conference took place at MoMA, 1945 May 28-31. Incl. “Resolutions and Recommendations of the Conference on Studies in Latin-American Art”; corresp. with participants AHB, Wendell Bennett, William Berrien, Holger Cahill, Stanton Catlin, Jean Charlot, John McAndrew, Kenneth Conant, Miguel Covarrubias, Margaret D. Garrett, Philip Goodwin, Lewis Hanke, Melville J. Herskovitz, Alfred V. Kidder, George Kubler, Waldo G. Leland, Grace L. McCann Morley, Milton C. Nahm, Tatiana Proskouriakoff, Ruth Reeves, Daniel Catton Rich, Laurence Schmeckebier, Robert C. Smith, Herbert J. Spinden, David Stevens, Elizabeth Wilder, Mitchell Wilder, Nathalie H. Zimmern; Minutes of the Organizing Committee of Conference on Latin-American Art, 1944; Minutes of Executive Session of the Joint Committee on Latin-American Studies; Agenda for Meeting of Joint Committee on Latin-American Studies, 1944 September 8-9

1944-45
II.18.b. Latin-American Conference

Correspondence
¾"
incl. “Foreword” by RDH for “Proceedings of the Conference on Latin-American Studies”, 1949; RDH corresp. with R. S. Boggs (Ralph Steele), Alfred V. Kidder, Alfred L. Kroeber, George A. Kubler, John McAndrew, Porter McCray (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), Henry Allen Moe (John Simon Guggenheim Foundation), Grace L. McCann Morley, Tatiana Proskouriakoff, Robert C. Smith, Herbert J. Spinden, Elizabeth Wilder, George C. Vaillant; 1 TL Lincoln Kirstein-RDH, 1945; 2 TLS Erwin Panofsky-RDH, 1945

1944-47
II.18.c. Latin-American Conference

Member's Statements
3/8"
incl. RDH corresp.; transcripts of speeches by AHB, Jean Charlot, Alfred V. Kidder, George Kubler, John McAndrew, Melville J. Herskovitz, Grace L. McCann Morley, Milton C. Nahm, Tatiana Proskouriakoff, Daniel Catton Rich, Robert C. Smith, Mitchell A. Wilder; 1 TLS Jean Charlot-RDH, 1945; 1 TLS Erwin Panofsky-RDH, 1945

1948
II.19. Latin American Film Committee, NAR, John Hay Whitney

1/8"
incl. receipts; corresp.; memos

1942
II.20. Latin-American Purchase Fund: Book Bills

3/8"
incl. vouchers; receipts; corresp.

1943
II.21.a. Latin-American Project Exposition d'Arte Contemporanea

See also, Circulating Exhibitions Record Group for report on exhibition.

Checklists and press releases
½"

1941
II.21.b. Latin-American Project Exposition d'Arte Contemporanea

Publicity Reports
½"
incl. remarks of JEA, 1941 Feb. 28; Metropolitan Museum of Art brochure

1941
II.22.a. Lists

1"
incl. “The Proclaimed List of Certain Blocked Nationals”, press releases

1942-45
II.22.b. Lists

½"
incl. lists of Latin-American visitors to MoMA; 1 TLS Carleton Sprague Smith-RDH, 1945; 1 TL RDH-Daniel Catton Rich, 1946

1942-45
II.23. Manual Industries

1"
incl. 3 ALS Florence Dibell Bartlett-RDH, 1946; proposals for manual industries program in Haiti; 1 TLS Lincoln Kirstein-RDH, 1946; RDH corresp. with George W. Gay, 1946; corresp. with Kenneth G. Holland (Office of Inter-American Affairs), 1946; RDH and NAR corresp. with Boaz Long (United States Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Board); essay, “Present Ceramic Art of Peru” by Guillermo Schmidt Pizarro

1946, 1948
II.24. Memberships, Complimentary

3/4"
incl. corresp. re: memberships given by NAR to people involved in effort to establish cultural ties with Latin America

1946
II.25. Minutes of the Continuation Committee of the Conference on Inter-American Relations in the Field of Art

1 item

1940, 1941
II.26. Grace L. McCann Morley Report

3/8"
incl. Minutes of the Advisory Art Committee of the Office of the Coordinator of Commercial and Cultural Relations between the American Republics; “Preliminary Report on Exhibitions of United States Art in South America and Cuba” by Morley, 1941; 1 TLS Morley-Teresa Cuervo Borda (French), 10 TLS Morley-JEA; 2 autographed notes Morley-JEA; 3 TLS Morley-Stanton Catlin; 1 ALS Morley-Catlin

1941

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Series III. Television Project

28 filing units
Note: the Museum's television research was supervised by RdH and funded by the Rockeller Brothers Fund. Sidney Peterson was Director of the Museum's Television Project; Douglas MacAgy was Consultant to the Director. Thomas L. Stix and J. G. Gude were the Museum's agents

Folder Title Date
III.1. American Federation of Musicians

1/8"
incl. corresp.; original signed contract

1954-55
III.2.a. 25th Anniversary

Art Film Cycles, 1953
3 items
incl. memos MacAgy-Richard Griffith

1953
III.2.b. 25th Anniversary

Pending
¼"
Note: MacAgy's file copies re: 25th Anniversary. MacAgy was on the 25th Anniversary Staff Committee; incl. corresp; calendar of 25th anniversary events; memos re: International Council conference, fund raising; staff recommendations for Anniversary program; “precis” of the Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees on the Anniversary Year, 1953 October 1; memo Allen Porter-Coordination Committee, 1952 re: Museum hours

1955
III.2.c. 25th Anniversary

Proposed Exhibitions
4 items
incl. Douglas MacAgy memos

1953
III.3. Case Studies

7/8"
incl. corresp., notes and reports re: television series Good Design, Forty Years, They Became Artists, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz(MoMA Exh. #558, 1954 June 16-October 21), Through the Enchanted Gate, The Wall, Ancient Arts of the Andes(MoMA Exh. #550, 1954 January 26-March 21), and show about MoMA for Dimension(WCBS); transcript, Edgar J. Kaufmann and Margaret Arlen for Good Design(WCBS)

1951-55
III.4.a. Marc Chagall

Agreement, French Translation
1 item

n.d.
III.4.b. Marc Chagall

Correspondence
¼"
incl. 1 TL (copy) Marc Chagall-Sidney Peterson, 1954; 1 TL Peterson-Chagall, 1954; 2 TL Douglas MacAgy-Chagall, 1954; 1 TL (copy) Chagall-MacAgy, 1954; 2 TLS Bernard Reis (Bernard Reis & Company)-RDH, 1954; MacAgy corresp. with Ralph F. Colin (Rosenman Goldmark Colin & Kaye); report and chart re: Museum's television activities 1952 January 1-1953 June 25

1952-54
III.4.c. Marc Chagall

Photographs, “They Became Artists”
23 items
incl. checklist; 21 photographs

n.d.
III.5. Clippings

3 items

1953
III.6. Color Television

4 items
incl. corresp., clippings

1954
III.7. Correspondence

¼"
incl. memo re: The Visual History of the Twentieth Century;resume, Sidney Peterson

1954-55
III.8.a. Educational Television

Educational Television, New York
1/8"
incl.: memos re: Through the Enchanted Gate;agenda and report re: Metropolitan Educational Television Association Trustees meeting, 1955 January 26; clippings

1953-55
III.8.b. Educational Television

Through the Enchanted Gate
7 items
incl. Committee on Art Education conference brochures; Through the Enchanted Gate program guide by Victor D'Amico (WNBT)

1953
III.8.c. Educational Television

Memos, Clippings
3/8"

1953-54
III.9. Film Group Prospecti

½"
incl. resumes; information brochures

1954
III.10. Film Library Resources

10 items
incl. memos; brochures, “Circulating Film Programs”, 1953 and “Documentary and Experimental Films”, 1953

1953-54
III.11.a. Foreign Television

Canadian Television
1/8"
incl. corresp.

1954
III.11.b. Foreign Television

European Television Contacts
7 items
incl. checklist; clipping re: Patrick Campbell

n.d.
III.11.c. Foreign Television

France, 1954
2 items
incl. 1 TL; clipping

III.11.d. Foreign Television

Great Britain
13 items
incl. corresp. with the British Broadcasting Company; bibliography; clippings; article, “Television and the Future of Documentary” by Paul Rotha

1954
III.12.a. History (Pre-Project)

Clippings, Magazines
5/8"

1952
III.12.b. History (Pre-Project)

Correspondence, Newsletters
½"
incl. proposal for allocation of educational television channels; Radio Corporation of America, Educational Television newsletters; draft of WNBT press release re: “Through the Enchanted Gate”; corresp. with the Joint Committee on Educational Television and the Public Education Association; transcript, Governor Earl Warren's address at the Conference on Educational Television, 1952; article, “How Television can Serve the University”

1951-52
III.12.c. History (Pre-Project)

Correspondence
¼"
incl. Bernard Karpel corresp. with U.S. museums re: existing television projects

1950
III.12.d. History (Pre-Project)

Television Report, Correspondence and Clippings
7/8"
incl. corresp.; memos Betty Chamberlain-RDH; “Proposal for Integrated Television Program Under The Museum of Modern Art”; Minutes of the meeting of the Television Committee of the Museums Council at MoMA, 1948 November 22; report, “The Museum and Television”; 1 TLS NAR-Chamberlain, 1950; clippings

1948-53
III.13. Japanese Exhibition House

3/8"
Note: MoMA Exh. #559, 1954 June 16-October 21; incl. corresp.; typescript; shot lists

1954-55
III.14. Joint Committee on Educational Television

3/4"
incl. newsletters

1953
III.15. Kinescope Archives

3 items
incl. memos; 1 TL

1954
III.16.a. Point of View

“Architectural Millinery,”
1/8"
incl. program transcript; script and scene list

1951
III.16.b. Point of View

Correspondence
1/8"
incl. description, clippings

1954-55
III.16.c. Point of View

“Manhole Covers,”
¼"
incl. program transcript; typescripts; photograph; corresp.; clipping

1954
III.16.d. Point of View

Report and Correspondence
¼"
incl. report on “They Became Artists” (animation art); excerpt of Aline B. Saarinen interview with Jacques Lipchitz

1954-55
III.17. Progress Reports: Television Reports

¼"
incl. outline, “A Report on the Situation in Television as Related to Museum Interests, as it is Seen Today”; progress reports re: Television Project 1954

1953 June and 1954 February
III.18. Radio

1/8"
incl. corresp.; memo re: Dorothy C. Miller in Americans at Workprogram (WABC), 1939

1939-40, 1948
III.19. Report - Work File

4 items
incl. handwritten notes; memos

1954
III.20. Stix and Gude

12 items
incl. memos; corresp.

1954
III.21. TV Projects - Miscellaneous

½"
incl. memos; Sidney Peterson corresp. with Muriel Rukeyser; press release and brochure re: The People's Art Center; proposals

1953
III.22. TV Projects

5/8"
incl. corresp. with Ira A. Hirschmann (Metropolitan Television/Bloomingdale's) and James W. Husted (Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts); typescript, “Television and the Visual Arts”; 1 TL AHB-Constantin Joffé, 1946 re: telecast on Guernicaby Pablo Picasso; 1 TLS Thomas L. Stix-Thomas W. Braden, 1948 re: MoMA television show

1939-48
III.23. TV Spots - MoMA Plugs

1/8"
incl. press releases; memos re: media programs related to MoMA Exhibitions

1954
III.24. Typescript

34 sheets
incl. “Introduction” re: television and the viewer

n.d.
III.25. UNESCO Conference, European Television

5/8"
incl. corresp.; Conference excerpts

1954 July 14
III.26.a. U.P.A. (United Productions of America) “Form in the Animated Cartoon”

MoMA Exh. #581, 1955 June 22-September 27

Cartoon Synopses for Symposia
¼"
incl. brochure, “Second-Sight Sam” and synopses

n.d.
III.26.b U.P.A. (United Productions of America) “Form in the Animated Cartoon”

Correspondence
7/8"
incl. “Material for UPA Show” (pp. 1-12); corresp. with Beaumont Newhall (George Eastman House)

1954-55
III.26.c. U.P.A. (United Productions of America) “Form in the Animated Cartoon”

Label Information and Correspondence
1/8"
incl. guest list for exh. opening; “Introduction to U.P.A. Preview”; corresp. Douglas MacAgy-Beaumont Newhall

1954-55
III.26.d. U.P.A. (United Productions of America) “Form in the Animated Cartoon”

Labels
1/8"
incl. label drafts for cartoons

1955
III.27. The Wall

12 items
Note: re: television series proposed by the Department of Architecture and Design; incl. corresp.; memos

1954
III.28. David A. Wilkie, “Some Programs and Projects for Television” (WCBS)

1/8"

1945

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Series IV. Individuals and Institutions

47 filing units

Folder Title Date
IV.1. “A” Individuals and Institutions

3/8"
incl. 1 TLS Juliana Force-JEA, 1944; 2 TLS Force-AHB, 1942, 1944; 1 TL and poster re: World Youth Festival, 1947

1936-41, 1951
IV.2. American Association of Museums Smithsonian Inst. Wash. D.C.

1"
incl. 1 TL RDH-Laurence Vail Coleman (Director, AAM), 1946; informal half-year reports of AAM

1930-50
IV.3.a. American Federation of Arts

Lists, Program
1"
incl. list of traveling exhibitions, 1948-49; TDM, JEA, Elodie Courter, and AHB corresp. with the AFA re: circulating exhibitions; list of circulating exhibitions, 1938-39 with rental fees; program, 28th Annual Convention, 1937

1936-48
IV.3.b. American Federation of Arts

List, Program, Correspondence
3/4"
incl. list of traveling exhibitions, 1934-35; program, 26th Annual Convention; corresp. with Frederic Allen Whiting, Jr. ( The American Magazine of Artan AFA publication); 1 ALS RDH-JEA

1931-35
IV.4. American-Russian Institute

5/8"
incl. corresp.; Bulletin of the Soviet Union3(2), 1938 January 20 and 1(3), 1936 March 15; memo re: Ambassador Davies' Russian art collection; annual report of the American-Russian Institute, 1934-35; brochure, bibliography re: Education in the Soviet Union;exhibition catalog, Seven Years School Exhibition of the U.S.S.R.

1933-39
IV.5. Walter C. Arensberg

1/8"
incl. 1 TLS Charles Sheeler-AHB, 1935; 1 TLS Walter C. Arensberg-ACG, 1936; 1 TLS Arensberg-TDM, 1936; 2 TLS Arensberg-AHB, 1936; 1 TLS Arensberg-JJS; corresp. JJS/AHB-Arensberg, 1935-37; Iris Barry's notes on Arensberg Collection

1934-35
IV.6.a. Arts Club of Chicago

Correspondence
3/8"
incl. 1 TL Naum Gabo-AHB, (1936) re: damaged works; 1 TL AHB-Gabo, 1936; 1 TL Antoine Pevsner-AHB, 1936; 1 TL AHB-Pevsner, 1936; corresp. re: African Negro Art(C/E 1935-36, MoMA Exh. #39, 1935 March 18-May 19); corresp. re: Twenty-five Paintings from the Lillie P. Bliss Collection(C/E 1935, MoMA Exh. #34a., The Lillie P. Bliss Collection1934 May 14-September 12)

1935-36
IV.6.b. Arts Club of Chicago

Correspondence
½"
incl. corresp. between Elodie Courter and Alice F. Roullier re: MoMA loans; 1 TL author unidentified-Roullier re: theft of Paul Klee drawing, 1941

1938-41
IV.7. Association of Art Museum Directors

19 items
incl. corresp.; memo re: WPA Art Project Resolution; constitution and bylaws; “Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Association of Museum Directors on the Problems of Protection and Defense Held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 20th and 21st, 1941”

1934-49
IV.8. Jo Cain, New York State Training School Project

7/8"
incl. “Reports on the Murals Being Done by Jo Cain at the New York State Training School of Warwick, New York,” 1 TLS NAR-Cain, 1933

1933-41
IV.9.a. Dealers

A-Be
½"
incl. corresp. with A.C.A. Gallery, Arden Gallery, The Artists' Gallery, Balzac Galleries, John Becker, Bernheim-Jeune & Cie., Galeries Georges Petit

1929-41
IV.9.b. Dealers

Bi-C
5/8"
incl. corresp. with Bignou Gallery, Bourgeois Galleries, The F. H. Bresler Co., Brummer Gallery, Buchholz Gallery (23 TLS, 1 ALS Curt Valentin), Paul Cassirer

1929-41
IV.9.c. Dealers

5/8"
incl. 1 ALS Charles Daniel (The Daniel Gallery)-AHB, 1931; 1 ALS Daniel-Mary Sands, 1930; corresp. with Delphic Studios, Dudensing Galleries, Durand-Ruel Inc., Duveen Brothers (Joseph Duveen) and obituary

1930-41
IV.9.d. Dealers

F-G
5/8"
incl. corresp. with Ferargil Galleries, The Frick Collection, Paul Guillaume

1930-41
IV.9.e. Dealers

H-M
5/8"
incl. 1 TLS Grace Horne-Jere Abbott, 1932; 3 TLS Horne-AHB, 1930, 1932; 2 handwritten notes Chester A. Johnson, 1933; 1 TL MoMA-Dikran G. Kelekian, 1929; 14 TLS Julien Levy-AHB, 1932-36; 3 TLS Allen Porter (Julien Levy Gallery)-AHB, 1933; corresp. with M. Knoedler & Co., Inc.; the Macbeth Gallery, Roy MacNicol, Midtown Galleries, the Milch Galleries, Montross Gallery

1929-39
IV.9.f. Dealers

N-Pa
3/4"
incl. corresp. with Gustave Nassauer, Neue Kunst Fides, Nierendorf Gallery, Georgette Passedoit; 5 ALS J.B. Neumann-AHB, 1930, 1935; 1 handwritten note Neumann, ca. 1931; 4 TLS Neumann-AHB, 1935, 1939; 1 TLS Neumann-MW, 1938; 1 TLS Neumann-Dorothy H. Dudley, 1936

1930-40
IV.9.g. Dealers

Pe-Z
½"
incl. corresp. with Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, Alexander Reid & Lefevre, Reinhardt Galleries, Howard Young Galleries; 5 ALS F. Valentine Dudensing (Valentine Gallery)-AHB, 1933-34; 1 ALS Valentine-Lincoln Kirstein, 1932; 1 ALS Valentine-Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1932

1930-40
IV.9.h. Dealers

Weyhe Gallery
¼"
incl. corresp.

1931-40
IV.10. “E” Individuals and Institutions

¼"
incl. JTS notes and piece on MoMA for Encyclopedia Americana Annual;AHB article on MoMA

1941-50
IV.11. John Ekstrom

¼"
incl. recommendation letter (author unidentified); accident report

1938
IV.12. “F” Individuals and Institutions

17 items
incl. checklist of paintings owned by Marshall Field; obituary and designation of the Edsel Ford Memorial Membership by trustees; letter of trustee appointment and 7 TL-Edsel B. Ford (Ellie), 1 TLS Raymond B. Fosdick re: resignation as trustee

1938
IV.13. Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Inc.: Statements in Reply to Criticisms

1 item

(1944)
IV.14. “G” Individuals and Institutions


3/8"
incl. corresp. with the Garden Club of America; 1 TLS Helen Resor-AHB, 1939; 1 TL TDM-Rose Gershwin, 1937; 1 telegram, NAR-Rose Gershwin, 1937; 1 TL Registrar-George Gershwin, 1934; 2 TL Sarah Newmeyer-George Gershwin, 1933; 6 TL Susan Cable-Mrs. Simon Guggenheim (Olga H.), 1950; 1 TL NAR-Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, 1950; 1 handwritten note Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, 1950 and TL accepting position as trustee, (n.d.); 2 TL author unidentified-Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, 1947; 1 TL JEA-Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, 1944; 1 TL AHB-Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, 1942

1933-50
IV.15. Paul Ganz

33 items
incl. 2 TL, 3 TLS, 1 ALS Paul Ganz-AHB, drawings by Paul A. Ganz (Paul Ganz's son) as a child; 18 photographs; 2 TL AHB-Mrs. W. Murray Crane

1937
IV.16. Emily Genauer's article “The Fur-Lined Museum”: JTS's Statement in Reply

1 item
incl. statement to Museum staff and Trustees

1944
IV.17. Girl Scouts of America

5/8"

1940
IV.18. “H” Individuals & Institutions

½"
incl. 1 ALS Katherine A. Hochschild-Henry Allen Moe, 1950; 2 ALS Hochschild-AHB, 1941; Catherine Hood corresp. and monthly reports on lectures; transcript of “Behind the Scenes” lecture

1939-1950
IV.19. Hemisphere Films Inc.

4 items
incl. corporate resolutions; corresp. re: dissolution

1945
IV.20. “I” Individuals & Institutions

14 items
incl. corresp. with the Inter-American Bureau of Information

1941-43
IV.21. Sidney Janis

7 items
Note: concerns Advisory Committee role in establishing Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art

1938
IV.22. Thomas Jefferson Memorial

¼"
incl. AHB corresp. re: competition for memorial design; corresp. with The League for Progress in Architecture, Otha D. Wearin (U.S. Congress); 1 TL AHB-Milton Horn; 1 ALS Horn-AHB; 1 ALS William Lescaze-AHB; Report of Advisory Committee to the Executive Committee to protest award of memorial design without a competition; clippings

1937
IV.23. T. Catesby Jones

¼"

1937-41
IV.24. Jones Library (Amherst)

5 items
incl. corresp. re: Robert Frost bust by Alfeo Faggi

1941
IV.25. “K” Individuals & Institutions

7 items

1936
IV.26. Kröller-Müller Foundation

½"
incl. corresp. with S. van Deventer re: MoMA loan of Vincent van Gogh paintings; gift of Kröller-Müller collection to the Netherlands state; loan of works by Piet Mondrian and Pablo Picasso for Cubism and Abstract Art(MoMA Exh. #46, 1936 March 2-April 19); van Gogh painting on consignment to Felix Wildenstein

1935-38
IV.27. “L” Individuals & Institutions

½"
incl. corresp. with R. Lérondelle, The Library of Congress; The Jury of Living American Art

1936-50
IV.28. “M” Individuals & Institutions

½"
incl. 3 ALS Mrs. James B. Murphy (Ray S.)-AHB, 1932, 1936; 8 ALS Murphy-ARB, 1933

1930-48
IV.29. Thomas D. Mabry, Jr.

½"
incl. AHB, Dorothy Dudley, Sarah Newmeyer and Rockefeller Foundation memos and corresp.; 2 TLS ACG-TDM, 1937; telegraph Artemas Packard-TDM, 1936

1936-38
IV.30. Sadie May

¼"
incl. 1 postcard, 7 ALS May-AHB, 1933-39; 1 TLS, 4 ALS May-Alice Mallette, 1935-36; 1 ALS May-M/M Mallette, 1935; 1 TLS May-AHB, 1939; list of gifts to MoMA

1934-39
IV.31.a. Allen Porter

A-I: Compliments
5/8"
incl. 1 TL (copy) Stuart Davis; 1 TLS Philip Goodwin; 1 TLS Caroline Hood

1941-57
IV.31.b. Allen Porter

J-Z: Compliments
7/8"
incl. 1 TLS Helen Resor; 1 TLS Nelson A. Rockefeller; 1 ALS Lee Simonson; 1 TLS James Johnson Sweeney-Porter; 1 TLS Wendell L. Willkie

1942-60
IV.31.c. Allen Porter

Museums and Museum Organizations
3/8"
incl. clipping re: JJS resignation from Guggenheim Museum

1943-60
IV.31.d. Allen Porter

A-M Bulletin
3/8"
incl. 1 memo Porter-AHB

1945-63
IV.31.e. Allen Porter

The Bulletin of The Museum of Modern Art
½"
incl. Allen Porter, RDH, Susan Cable corresp.; lists of distribution

1950-58
IV.31.f. Allen Porter

Lecture and Music Program Suggestions
¼"
incl. 1 TL MW-Oskar Kokoschka; 1 TLS NAR-JEA

1942-50
IV.31.g. Allen Porter

Correspondence
½"
incl. Porter and Frances Hawkins responses to visitors re: complaints

1942-60
IV.32. Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller

1 item
incl. transcript of talk at Women's City Club

1932
IV.33. School Art League

¼"
incl. memos, corresp. re: visits to MoMA

1945
IV.34. Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation

½"
incl. corresp. re: a circulating German art exhibition to further cultural relations between U.S. and Germany; 1 TLS Erwin Panofsky “Pan”-AHB, 1937; 1 TL AHB-Panofsky, 1937

1936-38
IV.35. Mrs. John S. Sheppard

¼"
incl. letter of resignation as Chairman of the Reception Committee, Treasurer, and Trustee, 1941; New York State Liquor Authority Poster Contest rules; 1 TL re: election to Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees; memo re: admission fee, 1932

1932-44
IV.36. Lavinia Sloan

3/8"
incl. log; corresp.; resume

1948-49
IV.37.a Julian Street, Jr.

Memos
¼"
incl. memos between Street, AHB, and JEA; 1 TL Street-JJS

1939
IV.37.b Julian Street, Jr.

Correspondence and Memos
3/8"
incl. corresp.; memos Street-Jere Abbott; memos re: Air Youth of America conference at MoMA

1940-41
IV.38.a. Sullivan, Donovan, and Heenehan Law Firm

Memos and Correspondence
¼"
incl. memos re: auction of collection, corresp. with Mary Sullivan (Mrs. Cornelius J.); 1 handwritten note Mary Sullivan-JJS, (1935); 1 TLS Mary Sullivan-Day & Meyer Murray & Young, Inc.; 2 handwritten notes Mary Sullivan-ARB, (1932); 1 handwritten note Mary Sullivan-ACG, (1932)

1930-32, 1935-36, 1939-40, 1942
IV.38.b. Sullivan, Donovan, and Heenehan Law Firm

Correspondence
5/8"
incl. 1 TLS William S. Paley-TDM re: acceptance of appointment as Trustee of Modern Art Film Library Corporation, 1937; 1 TLS AHB-ACG, 1937; 1 TLS Paley-ACG, 1937; 1 TLS John Hay Whitney (Jock)-ACG, 1937; 1 TLS Gerald Donovan-ACG re: resignation as Trustee of Modern Art Film Library Corporation, 1937; 1 TL Donovan-MoMA re: proposed admission fee, 1937; 1 TL Donovan-TDM re: establishment of museum store, 1937

1936-40, 1942
IV.38.c. Sullivan, Donovan, and Heenehan Law Firm

Correspondence
5/8"
incl. 1 TLS NAR-ACG, 1935; 1 TL John Lane-TDM, 1935; corresp. re: withdrawal of Frank Lloyd Wright model from Modern Architecture: International Exhibition(MoMA Exh. #15, 1932 February 15-March 23, CE 1932-33); “statement to be used in making application for a permanent charter as an education institution”

1931-35
IV.39.a. James Johnson Sweeney

Note: Sweeney was Director of the Department of Painting and Sculpture, 1945-46.

A-K Correspondence
3/4"
incl. 2 TLS Max Bill-JJS; 6 TLS JJS-Albert C. Barnes (The Barnes Foundation); 1 TLS Barnes-JJS; 1 TLS Abraham Chanin-JJS; memos re: circulating exhibitions; 2 ALS Arnold Friedman-JJS; 3 TLS JTS-JJS/AHB; corresp. re: gifts offered; 1 ALS Xavier Gonazalez-JJS; article, “Picasso and Joyce: the Prelude to Conscience” by John Fabian Kienitz; 2 TL JJS-Mrs. Paul Klee (Lily) re: lost etching

1946
IV.39.b. James Johnson Sweeney

L-R Correspondence
3/4"
incl. 1 TL JJS-Laszlo Moholy-Nagy; 1 TL JJS-Georgia O'Keeffe; 5 ALS Bernard Reder-JJS; 5 ALS Henriette Reiss-JJS

1946
IV.39.c. James Johnson Sweeney

S-Z Correspondence
3/4"
incl. 1 ALS Patrick Scott-JJS; 2 TL Christian Zervos-JJS; memos re: William Zorach sculpture in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden; 1 TL Zorach-Dorothy Dudley, 1945

1945-46
IV.39.d. James Johnson Sweeney

General Correspondence
½"
incl. 1 TLS Edward Alden Jewell-JJS; 3 TL JJS-Jewell; 1 telegram, 2 TL JJS-J. V. Kevan; 1 telegram Kevan-JJS; 1 telegram Naum Gabo-JJS; 1 TL JJS-Gabo; 2 TLS Philip Goodwin-JJS; 1 TL JJS-Goodwin; 1 TL JJS-ACG; corresp. with the Office of War Information (OWI); memos to/from Department of Painting and Sculpture; 1 ALS, 1 handwritten note Dorothy C. Miller-JJS; 1 TL JJS-Hans Richter

1945
IV.39.e. James Johnson Sweeney

Reproduction Rights
3/8"
incl. corresp. from JJS files re: Artists Rights Campaign and Stuart Davis reproductions in Jay Thorpe window display; 3 TL JJS-Peter Blume; 1 TL Davis-Gerald Weatherly

1946
IV.40. Town and CountryKlaus Mann Article

1 item
incl. 1 TL (author unidentified)-Harry Bull (editor) re: Surrealist emigrés

1942
IV.41. “U” Individuals and Institutions

19 items
incl. statement of the United American Artists Union on the burning of the Floyd Bennett Airport Murals

1947
IV.42. Ione Ulrich

3/8"
incl. report of the Office of Assistant Treasurer and Controller, 1944; 1 TL Ulrich-Mrs. David M. Levy, 1945, with report to Elodie Courter; “Here and Now - Modern Art Today”, 1946; 1 TLS NAR, 1948; 2 TL Ione Ulrich-NAR, 1948; Membership report, 1948; Schedule of Source of Capital Funds, 1948; 1 memo Arthur Jones-Susan Cable re: Finance analysis, 1948; 1 memo Emily C. Woodruff-Coordination Committee, 1951; 2 TL Ione Ulrich-Home Insurance Co., 1951; 3 flow charts, museum organization

1944-51
IV.43. United Nations

1¼"
incl. report on the Reception for the General Assembly of the United Nations; corresp. re: planning; memos re: costs; press releases; “Information Gathered by Liaison Officers of the Protocol & Liaison Section”

1946
IV.44. Edward M. M. Warburg

¼"
incl. AHB corresp. re: gifts, contributions, and loans of works of art to MoMA, corresp. re: election to Executive Committee, Exhibitions Committee, and Film Library Committee; 1 ALS Edward M. M. Warburg-ARB, (1932); 1 TLS Warburg-ARB, (1932); 1 TLS Warburg-AHB, (1932)

1931-41
IV.45.a. Washington D. C. Gallery of The Museum of Modern Art

Note: these files were originally found among The Department of Circulating Exhibitions Departmental Correspondence

Correspondence
32 items
incl. list of members, corresp. and notes re: Sporting Picturesand Modern French Mastersexhibitions

1937, 1939
IV.45.b. Washington D. C. Gallery of The Museum of Modern Art

Correspondence
54 items
incl. corresp. between Adele K. Smith and AHB re: American Paintings for Paris

1937
IV.45.c. Washington D. C. Gallery of The Museum of Modern Art

Correspondence
8 items
tax-related corresp.

1937
IV.46.a. Monroe Wheeler

Correspondence
¼"
incl. corresp. from MW files while at Harrison of Paris and New York Publishers; 2 TL MW-Georgia O'Keeffe, 1948; 1 TL author unidentified-NAR re: formation of separate Industrial Art Department, 1938; 1 TL Thomas W. Braden-MW re: MW's election to Board of Trustees; 1 TL AHB-MW re: Library Committee Chairmanship, 1938; 1 TL AHB-MW while a volunteer at MoMA re: The Prints of Georges Rouault(MoMA Exh. #79, 1938 September 28-November 18); corresp. re: Modern Painter and Sculptors as Illustrators(MoMA Exh. #47, 1936 April 27-September 2)

1936-48
IV.46.b. Monroe Wheeler

Correspondence and Memos Monroe Wheeler-John E. Abbott
3/8"
incl. schedules, corresp. and memos re: publications; 1 signed memo Philip Goodwin, 1942

1939, 1942-44, 1947, 1948
IV.46.c. Monroe Wheeler

Inter-Office Memos
3/8"
incl. corresp. and memos re: programs, publications, exhibitions, special events

1941-43
IV.46.d. Monroe Wheeler

Inter-Office Memos
5/8"
incl. corresp. and memos re: exhibitions, museum operations, publications; transcripts, “March of Time Broadcast” and “The Tale of Europe's Children” by Therese Bonney

1943
IV.46.e. Monroe Wheeler

Inter-Office Memos
½"
incl. corresp. and memos re: museum operations, exhibitions, registration, museum policies

1943-44
IV.47. Mary Wiborg

15 items
2½"

1933-35
IV.48.a. Luis de Zulueta, Jr.: Latin-American Project

Zulueta was Research Associate in Foreign Activities 1944-45

A-Lo Correspondence
½"
incl. corresp. re: Latin-American exhibitions, esp. United Hemisphere Poster Competition(MoMA Exh. #201, 1942 October 21-November 24, C/E 1942-44; corresp. with RDH (at the Office of the CIAA and Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior), Stanton L. Catlin, Mildred Constantine (Office of the CIAA), Margaret Garrett (NGA) re: Porter McCray, Philip Goodwin, Langston Hughes, Lincoln Kirstein

1943-45
IV.48.b. Luis de Zulueta, Jr.: Latin-American Project

Lu-Z Correspondence
½"
incl. corresp. with Olive M. Lyford (Exec. Sec'y. CIAA), Porter McCray

1943-45

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Series V: Addendum to Early Museum History: Administrative Records

Folder Title Date
V.1.a Contract NDCar-14- Exposition of Contemporary North American Painting

Note: C/E 1941; exhibition was divided into three sections which circulated simultaneously in South America. These 3 file folders were found by the Museum's Film Study Center among their Office of Inter-American Affairs files; the files were given to the Archives in 1991. See also, Department of Circulating Exhibitions Record Group for additional material on this exhibition.

War Risk Insurance
110 items
incl. John E. Abbott, Ione Ulrich, NAR/Office of Inter-American Affairs) corresp. with The Brooklyn Museum, The Newark Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Whitney Museum of American Art; “Schedule of Costs re: Circulation of Three Exhibitions in South America” 1943; “Schedule of Computation of Administrative Overhead” 1943, “Schedule of War Risk Insurance” (4 drafts)

1942-44
V.1.b Contract NDCar-14- Exposition of Contemporary North American Painting

War Risk Insurance
60 items
incl. “Schedule of Computation of Administrative Overhead” 1942; correspondence

1941-44
V.1.c Contract NDCar-14- Exposition of Contemporary North American Painting

Latin America Industrial Design Competition
72 items
incl. invitation to opening of Organic Design in Home Furnishings (MoMA Exh. #148, 1941 September 24-November 9; leaflets (1 Spanish, 1 English) re: Industrial Design Competitions for the twenty-one American Republics; 2 signed Agreements re: Competition; Schedule of prize money awarded; corresp. re: Industrial Design Competition; corresp. re: Bernard Rudofsky award money and emigration to America; Eliot F. Noyes corresp. and memoranda; press releases

1941

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Box and Folder List

Box Series Folder
1 I I.1.-I.3.h.
2 I I.3.i.-I.3.p.
3 I I.4.a.-I.4.k.
4 I I.4.l.-I.4.p.
5 I I.5.a.-I.8.
6 I I.9.a.-I.11.
7 I I.12.a.-I.12.u.
8 I I.13.-I.18.
9 I I.19.a.-I.20.
10 I I.21.-I.22.n.
11 I I.22.o.-I.22.z.
12 I I.23.-I.34.x.
13 I I.35.a.-I.40.b.
14 II II.1.-II.8.b.
15 II II.9.-II.16.
16 II II.17.-II.21.b.
17 II II.22.a.-II.26.
18 III III.1.-III.8.c.
19 III III.9.-III.12.d.
20 III III.13.-III.25.
21 III III.26.a.-III.28.
22 IV IV.1.-IV.4.
23 IV IV.5.-IV.8.
24 IV IV.9.a.-IV.9.h.
25 IV IV.10.-IV.24.
26 IV IV.25.-IV.30.
27 IV IV.31.a.-IV.31.g.
28 IV IV.32.-IV.38.c.
29 IV IV.39.a.-IV.39.c.
30 IV IV.40.-IV.46.e.-
31 IV IV.47.-IV.48.b.
32 V V.1.a.-V.1.c.


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