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© 2006 the Museum of Modern Art. All rights reserved.
The Museum of Modern Art, Publisher
Finding aid prepared by Museum Library, 1986.
Machine-readable finding aid derived from paper original, 2006. Machine-readable finding aid created by Jonathan Lill. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: A. Conger Goodyear
Title: A. Conger Goodyear Scrapbooks
Dates: 1929-1940
Quantity: 54 volumes

Biographical Note

Anson Conger Goodyear was born June 20, 1877 to a socially prominent family in Buffalo, New York. He achieved his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1899 and established a successful career in the lumber and railroad industries. In 1912, Goodyear succeeded his father as a director of the Buffalo Academy of Fine Arts and was appointed the first president of The Museum of Modern Art in 1929. He served in that position until 1939 when he was succeeded by Nelson A. Rockefeller, but Goodyear continued serving on the acquisitions committee until the 1950s and remained a trustee of the Museum until his death on April 24, 1964.


Scope and Content Note

These scrapbooks were compiled by Goodyear and his office during the years he served as president of the Museum. Organized in a rough chonological order (different volumes overlap coverage), the scrapbooks focus on exhibitions of the first decade of the Museum. Documentation includes exhibition catalogs, preview invitations, lecture announcements, organizational records, correspondence, extensive newspaper and magazine coverage, brochures and other materials describing the nascent days of the MoMA organization. Volume 53 is devoted solely to annual reports and reports of the director from the Museum's first ten years.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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

Ownership and Literary Rights

The A. Conger Goodyear Scrapbooks 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:
Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964.
Subjects:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Administration.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Buildings (1939)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Public relations.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Film Library.
Washington Gallery of Modern Art (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- Sources.
Document Types:
Exhibition catalogs.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- Sources.
Scrapbooks.


Related Collections at MoMA and Elsewhere

More material by Goodyear can be found within the A. Conger Goodyear Papers at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. The collection includes information about Goodyear's time at MoMA.


Administrative Information

Provenance

The scrapbooks have remained in the museum's custody since they were created; they were transferred to the Museum Archives in 1989.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

A. Conger Goodyear Scrapbooks [Volume]. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.


List of MoMA Exhibitions Mentioned in Finding Aid

Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Van Gogh [MoMA Exh. #1, November 7, 1929-December 7, 1929]

Paintings by 19 Living Americans [MoMA Exh. #2, December 12, 1929-January 12, 1930]

Painting in Paris [MoMA Exh. #3, January 18-March 2, 1930]

Weber, Klee, Lehmbruck, Maillol [MoMA Exh. #4, March 12-April 2, 1930]

46 Painters and Sculptors under 35 Years of Age [MoMA Exh. #5a, April 11-April 27, 1930]

Charles Burchfield: Early Watercolors 1916-1918 [MoMA Exh. #5b, April 11-April 27, 1930]

Homer, Ryder and Eakins [MoMA Exh. #6, May 6-June 4, 1930]

Summer Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture [MoMA Exh. #7, June 15-September 28, 1930]

Corot, Daumier [MoMA Exh. #8, October 15-November 23, 1930]

Painting and Sculpture by Living Americans [MoMA Exh. #9, December 3, 1930-January 20, 1931]

Toulouse-Lautrec, Redon [MoMA Exh. #10, January 31-March 2, 1931]

German Painting and Sculpture [MoMA Exh. #11, March 12-April 26, 1931]

Memorial Exhibition: The Collection of the late Lillie P. Bliss [MoMA Exh. #12, May 17-October 6, 1931]

Henri Matisse [MoMA Exh. #13, November 3-December 6, 1931]

Diego Rivera [MoMA Exh. #14, December 22, 1931-January 27, 1932]

Modern Architecture: International Exhibition [MoMA Exh. #15, February 9-March 23, 1932]

Murals by American Painters and Photographers [MoMA Exh. #16, May 3-May 31, 1932]

Summer Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture [MoMA Exh. #17, June 7-October 30, 1932]

A Brief Survey of Modern Painting [MoMA Exh. #18, July 20-October 5, 1932]

Persian Fresco Painting [MoMA Exh. #19, October 12-November 20, 1932]

American Painting and Sculpture, 1862-1932 [MoMA Exh. #20, October 31, 1932-February 11, 1933]

American Folk Art: The Art of the Common Man in America, 1750-1900 [MoMA Exh. #22, November 30, 1932-January 14, 1933]

Early Modern Architecture: Chicago 1870-1910 [MoMA Exh. #23, January 18-February 23, 1933]

Maurice Sterne: Retrospective Exhibition [MoMA Exh. #24, February 13-March 25, 1933]

Fruit and Flower Paintings [MoMA Exh. #25, May 13-May 31, 1933]

Typography Competition [MoMA Exh. #25a, March 27-April 6, 1933]

Sculptors' Drawings [MoMA Exh. #26, March 27-May 3, 1933]

The Museum Collection: Painting and Sculpture [MoMA Exh. #26a, March 27-April 25, 1933]

Objects: 1900 and Today [MoMA Exh. #27, April 10-April 25, 1933]

The Work of Young Architects in the Middle West [MoMA Exh. #28, April 3-April 30, 1933]

American Sources of Modern Art (Aztec, Mayan, Incan) [MoMA Exh. #29, May 8-July 1, 1933]

Summer Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture [MoMA Exh. #30, July 10-September 30, 1933]

Modern European Art [MoMA Exh. #30c, October 3-October 27, 1933]

Lehmbruck [MoMA Exh. #30e, November 16-December 8, 1933]

Edward Hopper: Retrospective Exhibition [MoMA Exh. #31a, October 30-December 8, 1933]

Painting and Sculpture from 16 American Cities [MoMA Exh. #32, December 11, 1933-January 7, 1934]

International Exhibition of Theatre Art [MoMA Exh. #33a, January 15-February 25, 1934]

Machine Art [MoMA Exh. #34, March 5-April 29, 1934]

The Lillie P. Bliss Collection, 1934 [MoMA Exh. #34b, May 14-September 12, 1934]

Whistler: Portrait of the Artist's Mother [MoMA Exh. #34c, May 15-May 18, 1934]

Housing Exhibition [MoMA Exh. #34d, June-September 13, 1934]

Westchester Folk Art Exhibition [MoMA Exh. #34e, June 23-July 9, 1934]

New Acquisitions: Lachaise Torso: Prints [MoMA Exh. #34f, July 11-September 13, 1934]

The War: Etchings by Otto Dix [MoMA Exh. #34g, July 30-September 13, 1934]

The Making of a Museum Publication [MoMA Exh. #34h, September 11-October 7, 1934]

New Acquisition: Brancusi, Bird in Space [MoMA Exh. #34i, August 13-September 13, 1934]

Color Reproductions: Modern Watercolors and Pastels [MoMA Exh. #34j, August 13-September 21, 1934]

National Exhibition of Art by the Public Works of Art Project [MoMA Exh. #35, September 19-October 7, 1934]

America Can't Have Housing [MoMA Exh. #36, October 15-November 7, 1934]

Modern Works of Art: 5th Anniversary Exhibition [MoMA Exh. #37, November 19, 1934-January 20, 1935]

Gaston Lachaise: Retrospective Exhibition [MoMA Exh. #38, January 28-March 7, 1935]

George Caleb Bingham, the Missouri Artist, 1811-1879 [MoMA Exh. #38a, January 28-March 7, 1935]

African Negro Art [MoMA Exh. #39, March 18-May 19, 1935]

European Commercial Printing of Today [MoMA Exh. #40, May 22-June 1, 1935]

Summer Exhibition: The Museum Collection and a Private Collection on Loan [MoMA Exh. #41, June 4-September 24, 1935]

Fernand Léger: Painting and Drawing [MoMA Exh. #42, September 30-October 24, 1935]

Ignatz Wiemeler, Modern Bookbinder [MoMA Exh. #42b, September 30-October 24, 1935]

Contemporary Architecture in California [MoMA Exh. #42c, September 30-October 24, 1935]

The Recent Work of Le Corbusier [MoMA Exh. #43, October 24-October 31, 1935]

Vincent van Gogh [MoMA Exh. #44, November 4, 1935-January 5, 1936]

Posters by Cassandre [MoMA Exh. #45a, January 14-February 16, 1936]

The Architecture of Henry Hobson Richardson [MoMA Exh. #45b, January 14-February 16, 1936]

New Acquisitions: The Collection of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. [MoMA Exh. #45c, January 14-February 16, 1936]

Cubism and Abstract Art [MoMA Exh. #46, March 2-April 19, 1936]

Modern Painters and Sculptors as Illustrators [MoMA Exh. #47, April 27-September 2, 1936]

Architecture in Government Housing [MoMA Exh. #48, June 8-July 13, 1936]

Modern Exposition Architecture [MoMA Exh. #49, June 8-September 2, 1936]

Edward Steichen's Delphiniums [MoMA Exh. #50, June 24-July 1, 1936]

Summer Exhibiton: The Museum Collection and a Private Collection on Loan [MoMA Exh. #51, July 20-September 2, 1936]

New Horizons in American Art [MoMA Exh. #52, September 14-October 12, 1936]

American Art Portfolio [MoMA Exh. #53, September 14-October 12, 1936]

John Marin: Watercolors, Oil Paintings, Etchings [MoMA Exh. #54, October 19-November 22, 1936]

Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism [MoMA Exh. #55, December 7, 1936-January 17, 1937]

Vincent van Gogh [MoMA Exh. #56, January 20-February 2, 1937]

Rugs from the Crawford Shops designed by American Artists [MoMA Exh. #57, January 20-February 2, 1937]

Modern Architecture in England [MoMA Exh. #58, February 10-March 7, 1937]

Posters by E. McKnight Kauffer [MoMA Exh. #February 10-March 7, 1937]

Photography 1839-1937 [MoMA Exh. #60, March 17-April 18, 1937]

Prehistoric Rock Pictures in Europe and Africa [MoMA Exh. #61, April 28-May 30, 1937]

Summer Exhibitions: Painting & Sculpture from the Museum Collection and on Loan [MoMA Exh. #62, June 23-November 4, 1937]

Art Through the Window [MoMA Exh. #62a, July 1937]

New Acquisitions: Dalí, Henry Moore, Chaim Gross [MoMA Exh. #63b, October 8-November 13, 1937]

Sculpture by William Edmondson [MoMA Exh. #63c, October 20-November 4, 1937]

Paintings for Paris [MoMA Exh. #64, November 8-December 13, 1937]

The Making of a Contemporary Film [MoMA Exh. #67, December 21, 1937-Mar. 1, 1938]

A New House by Frank Lloyd Wright [MoMA Exh. #70, January 25-March 6, 1938]

American Folk Art [MoMA Exh. #71, February 2-March 7, 1938]

Subway Art [MoMA Exh. #72, February 8-March 7, 1938]

Machine Art [MoMA Exh. #73, March 7-March 31, 1938]

Luis Quintanilla: an Exhibition of Drawings of the War in Spain [MoMA Exh. #74, March 15-April 18, 1938]

Alvar Aalto: Architecture and Furniture [MoMA Exh. #75, March 15-April 18, 1938]

Children's Work [MoMA Exh. #75a, April 4-April 22, 1938]

Masters of Popular Painting: Modern Primitives of Europe and America [MoMA Exh. #76, April 27-July 24, 1938]

Three Centuries of American Art [MoMA Exh. #76a, May 24-July 31, 1938]

Wheaton College Competition [MoMA Exh. #77, June 28-September 12, 1938]

Walker Evans: American Photographs [MoMA Exh. #78, September 28-November 18, 1938]

The Prints of George Rouault [MoMA Exh. #79, September 28-November 18, 1938]

Useful Household Objects under $5.00 [MoMA Exh. #80, September 28-October 28, 1938]

New Acquisitions [MoMA Exh. #81, October 25-November 18, 1938]

Bauhaus: 1919-1928 [MoMA Exh. #82, December 7, 1938-January 30, 1939]

Three Centuries of American Architecture [MoMA Exh. #83, February 15-March 15, 1939]

Art in Our Time: 10th Anniversary Exhibition [MoMA Exh. #85-89, May 10-September 30, 1939]


Volume List

 

Volume 1. Museum of Modern Art 1929

Item Title
1.A Memoranda on Organizational Plans and Policy

Re: finances members exhibitions

1.B Publicity Soliciting Financial Support

Informational brochures; sample subscription cards

1.C Correspondence Among Original 7 MoMA Organizers and Trustees

Conger Goodyear, President
Miss Lillie Bliss, Vice-President
Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Treasurer
Frank Crowninshield, Secretary
Mrs. W. Murray Crane
Paul J. Sachs
Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan

1.D Newspaper Publicity on MoMA's Announced Opening

Some criticism, mostly enthusiasm

1.E Building Estimates for Offices and Galleries for MoMA at the Hechscher Building, NYC
1.F Telegram Exchange Among MoMA Founders

Re: subject for opening exhibition

1.G Correspondence Regarding the Election of 7 Additional Trustees of the Museum
1.H Goodyear Correspondence Regarding His Contribution of Maillol Works to MoMA
1.I Newspaper and Magazine Coverage of MoMA' s Opening, November 1929
1.J Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Publicity

Re: 6 sculptures given MoMA by:
A.C. Goodyear
Maillol
Stephen C. Clark
Miss L.P. Bliss

1.K Long Illustrated Article "The Current American Art Season" by Ralph Flint in Art and Understanding
1.L Review of the 1929-30 Art Season in Magazine Articles
1.M Illustrated MoMA Brochure: Publications 1929-1930

Information on Museum's first 9 catalogs


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Volume 2. Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh 1929

Item Title
2.A Illustrated Catalog of the Museum of Modern Art's First Loan Exhibition

Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh
New York, November 1929

2.B Photographs of the Hung Exhibition in MoMA Galleries
2.C Sample Preview Invitation; Sample Appeal Card for Contributing, Sustaining, and Annual Members of the Museum; Checklist of Exhibition Pieces
2.D Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of MoMA's Opening Exhibition
2.E Correspondence Among Goodyear & Courtauld & Crowninshield

Re: Goodyear's European trip in August 1929 for purpose of purchase and loan of paintings


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Volume 2a. Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh 1929

This entire volume is a special bound illustrated edition of the catalog of MoMA's first loan exhibition: Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh


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Volume 3. Nineteen Americans 1929-1930

Item Title Date
3.A Illustrated Catalog of Paintings by Nineteen Living Americans

December 13, 1929 to January 12, 1930

1929
3.B Sample Preview Invitation, Plus Checklist of Exhibition Pieces
3.C Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of the Exhibition
3.D "The All American Nineteen", by Forbes Watson

Lengthy, illustrated article in The Arts

1/1930
3.E Additional newspaper and magazine comments with illustrations
3.F Newspaper and Magazine Publicity of Mrs. Whitney's Proposed Endowment for a Museum Dealing Exclusively with American Art
3.G Article by A.C. Goodyear Defending Museum's Choice of 19 American Artists 3/1930
3.H Contest in The Arts

For readers' choice of 19 best American artists

4/1930

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Volume 4. Painting in Paris1930

Item Title Date
4.A Illustrated MoMA Catalog of its Third Exhibition: Paintings in Paris from American Collections

January 19 to February 16, 1930

1930
4.B Sample Preview Invitation; Pictures of Hung Paintings in Gallery; Checklist of Exhibition Pieces
4.C Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition
4.D Publicity on Additional Gifts Given to the Museum
4.E Illustrated article "Modern Art" by Alfred H. Barr, Jr

On 4 paintings in above exhibition; in The Wellesley College Literary Review, February 1930

1930
4.F Letter from Barr to Goodyear

On success of third exhibition and on possible purchase of Peter Blume's Parade.


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Volume 5. Maillol, Lehmbruck, Klee, Weber, 46 Under 35, Burchfield 1930

Item Title
5.I.A Catalogs of MoMA's Fourth Exhibition: Catalog of Max Weber Retrospective Exhibition 1907-1930
5.I.B Catalogs of MoMA's Fourth Exhibition: Catalog of Paul Klee Exhibition
5.I.C Catalogs of MoMA's Fourth Exhibition: Catalog of Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Aristide Maillol Exhibition of Sculpture
5.I.D Catalogs of MoMA's Fourth Exhibition: Checklist of Exhibition Pieces and Sample Preview Invitation
5.I.E Catalogs of MoMA's Fourth Exhibition: Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Weber, Klee, Lehmbruck and Maillol Exhibition
5.II.A Catalogs of MoMA's Fifth Exhibition: Non-illustrated catalog of An Exhibition of Work of 46 Painters & Sculptors Under 35 Years of Age
5.II.A.[1] Catalogs of MoMA's Fifth Exhibition: Sample Preview Invitation to 46 Under 35 as Well as to Simultaneous Exhibition of the Early Work of Charles Burchfield
5.II.A.[2] Catalogs of MoMA's Fifth Exhibition: Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition
5.II.B Catalogs of MoMA's Fifth Exhibition: Illustrated catalog of Charles Burchfield, Early Watercolors 1916 to 1918

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Volume 6. Homer, Ryder, Eakins Retrospective 1930

Item Title Date
6.I.A MoMA's Sixth Loan Exhibition: Winslow Homer, Albert P. Ryder, Thomas Eakins: Illustrated Catalog of Exhibition 5/1930
6.I.B MoMA's Sixth Loan Exhibition: Winslow Homer, Albert P. Ryder, Thomas Eakins: Checklist of Exhibition Pieces Plus Sample Preview Invitation
6.I.C MoMA's Sixth Loan Exhibition: Winslow Homer, Albert P. Ryder, Thomas Eakins: Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition
6.II.A MoMA Seventh Exhibition Retrospective: Checklist of Exhibition Pieces of the Summer Exhibition-Retrospective

i.e. a summer show retrospective of the exhibitions held at the Museum during the past season (Fall, 1929-Spring, 1930. )

1930
6.II.B MoMA Seventh Exhibition Retrospective: Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of the Exhibition

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Volume 7. Corot, Daumier 1930

Item Title Date
7.A Letter of Undersecretary of the Treasury Ogden Mills to Goodyear

Re: use of Mellon name

9/1930
7.B Catalog of Eighth Loan Exhibition: Camille Corot, Honoré Daumier 10/16-11/23/1930
7.C Sample Preview Invitation

Also: checklist of exhibition pieces, pamphlet of 4 supplementary illustrations.

7.D Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition Which Opened the Museum's Second Year
7.E Lengthy, Illustrated Article Entitled "Corot and Daumier"

By Guy Pène du Bois in The Arts plus several other articles

11/1930
7.F "New York Letter" by A. Hyatt Mayo

Summing up the New York art scene for the Fall-Winter season, 1930.


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Volume 8. Painting & Sculpture by Living Americans1930-1931

MoMA's Ninth Loan Exhibition

Item Title
8.A Illustrated Catalog of Exhibition of 30 American Painters and 7 American Sculptors
8.B Checklist of Exhibition Pieces
8.C Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition

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Volume 9. Lautrec, Redon 1931

MoMA's tenth loan exhibition: Toulouse-Lautrec, Odilon Redon

Item Title
9.A Illustrated Catalog of Exhibition
9.B Sample Preview Invitation Plus Checklist of Exhibition Pieces
9.C Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition

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Volume 10. Miss Lillie Bliss Memorial Exhibition 1931-1932

Item Title Date
10.A Newspaper Notices on the Death of Lillie Bliss

And on her will leaving major part of her collection to MoMA

3/12/1931
10.B Illustrated Catalog of the Exhibition

Memorial Exhibition: the Collection of the Late Miss Lillie P. Bliss Vice-President of the Museum

5/17-9/27/1931
10.C Sample Preview Invitation Plus Program of Events for Preview Affair
10.D Illustrated Catalog of: Modern Masters from the Collection of Miss Lillie P. Bliss

John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana

1/1932
10.E.1 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of: MoMA Memorial Exhibition 5/1931-9/1931
10.E.2 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of: Metropolitan Museum's Exhibition of 13 Bequeathed Works from the Bliss Collection 11/1931
10.E.3 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of: Modern Masters exhibition at John Herron Institute 1/1932
10.F Publicity Re: Rejection by the Tate Gallery of Davis Paintings Bequeathed Them by Miss Bliss 12/1931
10.G Letter and Telegrams of Condolence on Bliss' Death

From Abby Rockefeller, Duncan Phillips, Frank Crowninshield, John Spaulding, and Frances M. Wolcott

10.H Newspaper Publicity on Monetary Appraisal of Bliss Estate
10.I Copy of the Will of Miss Lillie P. Bliss

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Volume 11. German Painting & Sculpture1931

Item Title Date
11.1 Illustrated MoMA Catalog of its 11th Loan Exhibition, German Painting & Sculpture 3/13-4/26/1931
11.2 Sample Preview Invitation and Checklist of Exhibition Pieces
11.3 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Show
11.4 Newspaper Publicity Over Publication of Alfred Barr's Book Modern Painting and Sculpture 9/1931
11.5 "Die Wirkung der Deutschen Ausstellung in New York," article in German by Alfred H/ Barr, Jr

In Museum der Gegenwart


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Volume 12. Henri Matisse 1931

Item Title Date
12.1 Illustrated MoMA Catalog of Henri Matisse Retrospective Exhibition 11/3-12/6/1931
12.2 Sample Invitations

To exhibition preview (Nov. 3) and to a lecture on Matisse by Edward Warburg (Nov. 12)

11/3-11/12/1931
12.3 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition
12.4 Art Digest Article

Commenting on record attendance at Matisse exhibition and giving a listing of MoMA's future shows

12/15/1931

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Volume 13. Diego Rivera 1931-1932

Item Title Date
13.1 Illustrated MoMA Catalog of exhibition: Diego Rivera 12/231931-1/27/1932
13.2 Sample Invitations

To exhibition preview and to a lecture on Rivera by Jere Abbott

12/22/1931, 1/10/1932
13.3 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition

Including the record-breaking attendance at show.

13.4 Illustrated Article "The Palette Knife" by Henry McBride

In Creative Art

2/1932

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Volume 14. Modern Architecture 1932-1933

Item Title Date
14.1 Newspaper Publicity

Re: MoMA's upcoming exhibition Early Modern Architecture: Chicago 1870-1910 starting January 18.

1/8/1933
14.2 Newspaper Publicity

Preceding MoMA's first architectural exhibition dealing with the work of foremost European and American exponents of Modern Architecture, beginning February 10

1932
14.3 Sample Invitations

To: exhibition preview (Feb. 9), conference by Philip Johnson (Feb. 17), and a lecture by H.R. Hitchcock (February 26).

2/1932
14.4 Illustrated MoMA Catalog of its Exhibition on Modern Architecture 2/10-3/23/1932
14.5 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition
14.6 Illustrated coverage and critique of the Architectural League's exhibition 3/1932
14.7 Illustrated Articles on MoMA Exhibition

In Creative Art and The Carnegie Magazine

3/1932, n.d.
14.8 Newspaper Coverage of MoMA's Architecture Exhibition's Reception on its U.S. Tour

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Volume 15. Mural Paintings Opening New Quarters 1932

Item Title Date
15.1 Illustrated Newspaper Publicity

Over upcoming MoMA exhibition of American Mural Paintings and Photomurals in May, which would open its new quarters at 11 West 53rd Street

2/1932
15.2 Illustrated Newspaper Article on MoMA's New Home 5/1932
15.3 Illustrated Catalog of Exhibition: Murals by American Artists and Photographers 5/4/1932
15.4 Telegram from A. H. Barr, Jr. to Goodyear

Seeking support for 3 controversial murals

4/1932
15.5 Illustrated Newspaper Publicity Over Public Storm Caused by these 3 "Caricature Murals" 5/1932
15.6 Sample Preview Invitation to Exhibition
15.7 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage of MoMA's New Home

Plus critique (mostly negative) of its first exhibition there

5/1932
15.8 Art News Article "The Metropolitan's Conversion"

About the Met's progressive new president William Sloane Coffin and his agreement with MoMA of cooperation and acquisition.

5/21/1932

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Volume 16. Color Reproductions 1932

A Survey of Modern Painting in Color Reproductions Summer 1932; divided into 4 groups that earlier circulated among NYC high schools: Painting 50 years ago: American & French; Cézanne and the Post-Impressionists; 20th Century Painting, Part I: Matisse, Derain, Bonnard and others; 20th Century Painting, Part II: Picasso & Cubism, Futurism, Abstract Design, & Super-realism.

Item Title Date
16.1 Invitation to Exhibition
16.2 Illustrated Coverage and Critique of Exhibition
16.3 Carnegie Magazine Article

Announcing the Carnegie Institute's exhibition of a Brief Survey of Modern Painting taken from above MoMA show.

1/1933

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Volume 17. Summer Show 1932

Item Title Date
17.1 Sample preview invitation to Exhibition

Modern Painting and Sculpture from Private Collections

6/8/-10/23/1932
17.2 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition

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Volume 18. Persian Frescoes 1932-1933

Item Title Date
18.1 Newspaper Publicity Over Upcoming MoMA Exhibition

On: Reconstructions of 17th Century Persian Frescoes

10/1932
18.2 Sample preview invitation 10/11/1932
18.3 Illustrated Catalog of Persian Frescoes 10/12/-11/20/1932
18.4 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition
18.5 Newspaper Article on the Persian Frescoes Being Shown at Smith College Museum 1/1933

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Volume 19. American Painting & Sculpture1932-1933

Item Title Date
19.1 Newspaper Publicity Preceding Exhibition 10/1932
19.2 Illustrated Coverage of the Lending of Whistler's Mother

By the Musée du Louvre to MoMA's exhibition, and its subsequent U. S. tour.

10/1932
19.3 Illustrated Catalog of American Painting & Sculpture 1862-1932 10/31/1932-1/31/1933
19.4 Sample Preview Invitation
19.5 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition
19.6 Letters to Goodyear from Henry Poor and from Ahron Ben-Shmuel 1/7/1932, 10/4/1930

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Volume 20. American Folk Art1932-1933

Item Title Date
20.1.A Sample Invitation to Preview of MoMA exhibition of American Folk Art 11/29/1932
20.1.B Sample Invitation to Lecture by Thomas Benton on American Folk Art 12/15/1932
20.2 Illustrated Catalog of American Folk Art: the Art of the Common Man in America 11/21/1932-1/30/1933
20.3 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition

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Volume 21. Maurice Sterne 1933

Item Title Date
21.1 Illustrated Catalog of Maurice Sterne: Retrospective Exhibition 1902-1932 Paintings-Sculpture-Drawings

MoMA's first one-man showing of the work of an American artist.

2/15/-3/23/1933
21.2 Sample Preview Invitation
21.3 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critiques
21.4 Newspaper Publicity Over the Purchase of Sterne's Marble Sitting Figure by Justice Harlan Stone 5/1933

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Volume 22. American Sources of Modern Art1933

Item Title Date
22.1 Illustrated Catalog of American Sources of Modern Art 5/10/-6/30/1933
22.2 Sample Invitations to Preview and to Slide Lecture on Show 5/9/1933, 5/15/1933
22.3 MoMA Brochure of "Museum Books of American Artists: 1862 to 1933"
22.4 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique
22.5 Press Release on MoMA's Upcoming Exhibition on Ancient American Art 4/30/1933
22.6 Letters to Goodyear Praising Exhibition

From: Holger Cahill, Donald Scott of the Peabody Museum, and George Heye of the Museum of the American Indian

5/1933-6/1933

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Volume 23. Edward Hopper 1933

Item Title Date
23.1 Illustrated Catalog of Edward Hopper Retrospective Exhibition 11/1/-12/7/1933
23.2 Sample Preview Invitation
23.3 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition

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Volume 24. Sixteen American Cities 1933-1934

Item Title Date
24.1 Illustrated Catalog of Painting and Sculpture from 16 American Cities 12/13/1933-1/1/1934
24.2 Sample Preview Invitation Plus Preview Publicity
24.3 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition

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Volume 25. Miscellaneous Exhibitions 1933

Item Title Date
25.I.A Early Modern Architecture: Chicago 1870-1910: Advertisement

"The beginnings of the skyscraper and the growth of a national American Architecture"

1/18/-2/23/1933
25.I.B Early Modern Architecture: Chicago 1870-1910: Sample Preview Invitation
25.I.C Early Modern Architecture: Chicago 1870-1910: Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage of Exhibition
25.II.A Formal Announcement of Opening of Permanent Exhibition Room of the Department of Architecture

Its first exhibition will be reproductions of the Mexican frescoes by Diego Rivera from the portfolio published by MoMA

10/20/1933
25.II.B Permanent Exhibition Room of the Department of Architecture: Illustrated Newspaper Coverage
25.III.A Lithographs and Posters by Toulouse-Lautrec: Sample Preview Invitation 2/26/1933
25.III.B Lithographs and Posters by Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrated Newspaper Coverage
25.IV.A Four Simultaneous Exhibitions: Sample Preview Invitations

First Floor: Drawings by Sculptors; Second Floor: the Lillie P. Bliss Collection; Third Floor: the Permanent Collection; Fourth Floor: Results of Typography Contest

3/28/1933
25.IV.B Four Simultaneous Exhibitions: Newspaper and Magazine Coverage
25.V.A Fruit and Flower Painting: Sample Preview Invitation 3/15/1933
25.V.B Fruit and Flower Painting: Newspaper and Magazine Coverage
25.VI.A Objects 1900 and Today: Sample Preview Invitation 4/5/1933
25.VI.B Objects 1900 and Today: Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage
25.VII.A The Work Young Architects in the Middle West: Sample Preview Invitation to Exhibition 4/12/1933
25.VIII.A Summer Exhibition of Works Never Before Seen Publicly of 48 Artists: Sample Preview Invitation 7/12/1933
25.VIII.B Summer Exhibition…: Newspaper and Magazine Coverage
25.VIII.C Summer Exhibition…: Checklist and Location of Exhibition Pieces
25.IX The Bulletin of MoMA 10/1933

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Volume 26. Theatre Art 1933-1934

Item Title Date
26.1 Illustrated Catalog of International Exhibition of Theatre Art 1/16/-2/26/1934
26.2 Letters from Lee Simonson to Goodyear over Theatre Art Exhibition Which He Directed
26.3 The Bulletin of MoMA Devoted to Exhibition 1/1934-2/1934
26.4 Newspaper Articles by and About Simonson

Re: his assembling material for the international exhibition

10/1933-12/1933
26.5 Newspaper Publicity Preceding Exhibition's Opening 1/1934
26.6 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition and its Gala Opening 1/1934-2/1934
26.7 Special Illustrated Articles and Brochure on the Soviet Theatre Models at Exhibition
26.8 An Illustrated "Portfolio of Designs by American Artists" Included in the Theatre Art Exhibition
26.9 Buffalo's Albright Art Gallery Press Release Plus Illustrated Magazine Article

Of its Theatre Art exhibition taken from MoMA.

10/1934

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Volume 27. Machine Art1933-1934

Item Title Date
27.1 Illustrated Catalog of Machine Art 3/6/-4/30/1934
27.2 The Bulletin of MoMA

Devoted to upcoming Machine Art exhibition

11/1933
27.3 Sample Preview Invitation
27.4 The Bulletin of MoMA

Discussing MoMA's circulating exhibitions as well as its other activities.

3/1934
27.5 Invitation to Lecture on Machine Art by Philip Johnson 3/15/1934
27.6 Illustrated Coverage and Critique of Exhibition and Subsequent Contest for the 3 "Most Beautiful" Objects in the Show

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Volume 28. Lillie P. Bliss Collection 1934

Item Title Date
28.A Illustrated Catalog of the Lillie P. Bliss Collection 1934
28.B Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage

Re: MoMA's raising of required endowment fund for permanent possession of the Lillie P. Bliss Collection and thereby becoming a permanent institution

3/1934
28.C The Bulletin of MoMA 4/1934
28.D Brochure Announcing the Opening of its Exhibition: the Making of a Museum Publication

Depicting production of Bliss Collection catalog

9/1934
28.E Newspaper Coverage and Critique of Catalog and Corresponding Exhibition
28.F Illustrated article: "Reflections on the Lillie P. Bliss Collection" by John O'Connor, Jr

In Carnegie Magazine

3/1935
28.G Correspondence between A. Conger Goodyear and Cornelius N. Bliss 3/1934-11/1934
28.H Lists of MoMA Subscribers and Their Donations to Bliss Endowment Fund; Financial Statement on Endowment
28.I Letters of Congratulations to MoMA on Raising Endowment Fund

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Volume 29. Housing Exhibition 1934

Item Title Date
29.A Catalog of Essays: America Can't Have Housing?

Published in conjunction with its exhibition: The Housing Exhibition of the City of New York

10/16-11/7/1934
29.B Sample Preview Invitation
29.C Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition

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Volume 30. Anniversary Exhibition 1934-1935

Item Title Date
30.A Illustrated Catalog of Modern Works of Art: 5th Anniversary Exhibition 11/20/1934-1/20/1935
30.B Sample Preview Invitation
30.C The Bulletin of MoMA

Discussing Fifth Anniversary of MoMA

12/1934
30.D Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition
30.E Letter from George Blumenthal, President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to A. C. Goodyear 1/22/1934

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Volume 31. Museum of Modern Art 1930-1934

Item Title Date
31.1.A Cartoons Mocking Modern Art
31.1.B Art Notes pamphlet

Issued by the Macbeth Gallery and devoted in large measure to a tirade against modern art

11/1930
31.2.A Responses to Above: Reply to Macbeth Gallery by C. J. Bulliet in "Artless Comment"

Chicago Evening Post Magazine

12/9/1930
31.2.B Responses to Above: Illustrated article "Again a Storm Rages Over Modern Art" by Edward Alden Jewell

In New York Times Magazine

2/22/1931
31.2.C Responses to Above: Article by Alfred H. Barr, Jr. "The Pros and the Cons"

In The New York Times

3/29/1931
31.3 Articles Reviewing 1930-1931 Art Season
31.4 Goodyear Article Plus Newspaper and Magazine Publicity on MoMA's Move to New Quarters

(11 West 53 Street)

12/1931-1/1932
31.5 Newspaper and Magazine Publicity on Cooperative Plan Between MoMA and Metropolitan Museum of Art 5/1932
31.6 Newspaper Coverage on "Amazing" Growth of MoMA 7/1932
31.7 MoMA Acquires Otto Dix Portrait of Dr. Meyer-Hermann

Illustrated coverage of event

9/1932
31.8 MoMA to add 2 departments

Department of Industrial Design
Department ·of Motion Pictures

12/1932
31.9 MoMA Annual Report 1931-1932
31.10 Illustrated Coverage: Diego Rivera Exhibition Opens MoMA's New Architecture Room 2/1933
31.11 A.H. Barr article "A Brief Survey of Modern Painting"

In Carnegie Magazine

3/193
31.12 Publicity on March-April Exhibits

Including: Drawings by Sculptors, Lillie P. Bliss Collection, Typographical competition entries in Architecture Room

1933
31.13 Illustrated Newspaper Coverage: MoMA Acquires Bronze Portrait Bust by Jacob Epstein

Given by Edward Warburg

4/1933
31.14 The Bulletin of MoMA 6/1933
31.15 MoMA Acquires Bust of "Pop" Hart by Sculptor Reuben Nakian 6/1933
31.16 MoMA Brings Ancient Mexican Art to Wall Street Area, in Display Window of IT&T Building 9/1933
31.17 Sample Preview Invitation, Newspaper Coverage and the Bulletin of MoMA

All devoted to exhibition opening on Nov. 16 of The Standing Youth, a figure in artificial stone by Wilhelm Lehmbruck

1933
31.18 The Bulletin of MoMA (2 issues) 2/1934, 3/1934
31.19 Illustrated Newspaper Coverage

MoMA Wins Bliss Collection of art by raising 600,000 dollar endowment

3/1934
31.20 MoMA and Metropolitan Musem of Art Draw Up Treaty for Mutual Aid

Newspaper coverage

4/1934
31.21 Newspaper Publicity

Series of meetings held outside MoMA are begun to inform New Yorkers of MoMA activity

4/1934
31.22 The Bulletin of MoMA 5/1934
31.23 Illustrated Coverage of Architectural Exhibition of Modern Housing Comparing Projects in Holland, Germany and New York 5/1934
31.24 MoMA Announcement and Illustrated Coverage of 2 MoMA Exhibits held at Westchester County Center

MoMA exhibition of American Folk Art
Exhibition of Painting and Drawings by Public and Private School Students in Westchester

6/25/1934
31.25 Illustrated Newspaper Publicity: Edward Warburg Gift of Gaston Lachaise's Torso to MoMA 7/1934
31.26 Illustrated Coverage: Exhibition at MoMA of Otto Dix Etchings 8/1934
31.27 Illustrated Newspaper Publicity: Brancusi's Bird in Space given to MoMA 8/1934
31.28 Program of 1934-35 Season at MoMA

Including series of radio broadcasts of "Art in America"

31.29 The Bulletin of MoMA 10/1934
31.30 Art in America News

First two weekly issues in conjunction with radio broadcasts

10/6, 10/13/1934 issue
31.31 The Bulletin of MoMA 11/1934
31.32 Sample Preview Invitation and Newspaper Coverage of Gertrude Stein Lecture on Modern Art at Colony Club 11/1934
31.33 Illustrated Newspaper Coverage: Philip Johnson and Alan Blackburn Leave MoMA for Political Venture 12/1934
31.34 MoMA Publication: A Museum of Modern Art in New York

Seeking support for MoMA as a permanent institution

31.35 MoMA Publication: The Public As Artist 7/1932
31.36 MoMA Catalog: A Brief Survey of Modern Painting by A. H. Barr, Jr
31.37 MoMA Brochure on its Publication: 70 Years of Modern Art: a Key to Artists and Art Movements in America and Europe since 1860
31.38 Brochure on Purchase of Color Facsimiles
31.39 MoMA Brochure: The Museum of Modern Art 5th Anniversary
31.40 Correspondence Among MoMA Trustees

Including Frank Crowninshield's Letter of Resignation.

1930-1934

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Volume 32. Miscellaneous 1933-1935

Item Title Date
32.I.A Modern European Art: Sample Preview Invitation 10/3/1933
32.I.B Modern European Art: The Bulletin of MoMA

Devoted to exhibition.

10/1933
32.I.C Modern European Art: Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition
32.II.A Illustrated Publicity Re: James McNeill Whistler's Portrait of the Artist's Mother: MoMA Exhibition

Loaned by the Musée du Louvre.

1932-33
32.II.B Illustrated Publicity re: James McNeill Whistler's Portrait of the Artist's Mother: On Nation-Wide Tour 1933-1934
32.II.C Illustrated Publicity re: James McNeill Whistler's Portrait of the Artist's Mother: Artistic Outrage Over "Whistler" Stamp
32.II.D Illustrated Publicity Re: James McNeill Whistler's Portrait of the Artist's Mother: Second MoMA Exhibition 5/1934
32.III.A The Public Works of Art Project: Illustrated Newspaper Coverage and Critique of This Federally Funded Project 9/1934
32.IV.A MoMA Advertisements: Brochure on MoMA Membership Privileges and Museum Publications
32.IV.B MoMA Advertisements: Mimeograph: "Museum of Modern Art Catechism"

Explaining Museum's purpose, goals, and values

32.V.A Formal Announcement and Illustrated Coverage of Lecture: Salvador Dali on "Surrealism" 1/1935
32.V.B Formal Announcement and Illustrated Coverage of Lecture: Dr. Gustav Pauli on "German Romantic Painting" 3/1935
32.VI Program of 1935-1936 Art Season at MoMA
32.VII Newspaper Coverage and Letter from Mary Sullivan to Goodyear

Re: MoMA election of "honorary trustees for life"

12/1935
32.VIII Newspaper Publicity

Re: Mayor La Guardia's proposed "City Art Center"

12/1935
32.IX MoMA Brochure

Announcing publication of: The Architecture of H.H. Richardson and His Times by Henry Russell Hitchcock, Jr.


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Volume 33. Lachaise, Bingham Exhibition 1935

Item Title Date
33.A Illustrated Catalog: Gaston Lachaise Retrospective Exhibition 1/30/-3/71935
33.B Illustrated Catalog: George Caleb Bingham the Missouri Artist 1811-1879 1/30/-3/7/1935
33.C Sample Preview Invitation to Above Exhibits
33.D Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibits

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Volume 34. African Negro Art 1935

Item Title Date
34.1 Illustrated Catalog of Exhibition of: Afican Negro Art 3/9/-5/19/1935
34.2 Three Maps Depicting Prominent Areas of African Negro Art
34.3 Sample Preview Invitation
34.4 The Bulletin of MoMA

Devoted to African art exhibition

3/1935-4/1935
34.5 Well-Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition
34.6 Invitation to an Illustrated Lecture on Primitive African Art by Dr. Franz Boas 4/17/1935
34.7 Formal Announcement and an Illustrated Checklist Catalog of an Exhibition of Sculptures of Old African Civilizations

At the Jacques Seligmann Gallery, New York

1/4/-1/22/193?

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Volume 35. Rockefeller Gift & Summer Show 1935

Item Title Date
35.1 The Bulletin of MoMA

Discussing Mrs. Rockefeller's gift to MoMA of modern paintings, watercolors, and drawings from her collection.

5/1935
35.2 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique

Of Mrs. Rockefeller's gift of 181 art works to MoMA and the subsequent exhibition of these pieces during the summer of 1935.

35.3 Formal Announcement of MoMA's 1935 Summer Show

Including the following exhibits: the gift of Mrs. Rockefeller; 20th Century Painting of the School of Paris; African Negro Art (selection); Selections from the Permanent Collections, supplemented by loans; American Folk Sculpture; European Commercial Printing of Today

6/5/-9/1/1935
35.4 Invitation to Preview of Exhibition: European Commercial Printing of Today 5/22/1935
35.5 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique

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Volume 36. Léger, Wiemeler, California Architecture, Corbusier 1935

Item Title Date
36.1 MoMA Preview Invitation to 3 Simultaneous Exhibits

Fernand Léger: Oils, Gouaches, Drawings; Ignatz Wiemeler: Bookbindings; Modern Architecture in California

10/1/1935
36.2 The Bulletin of MoMA

Devoted to Léger exhibition, and containing the exhibition and publication program for MoMA's 1935-1936 season.

10/1935
36.3 Illustrated Catalog of Ignatz Wiemeler Modern Bookbinder 102/-10/24/1935
36.4 Illustrated Newspaper Coverage and Critique
36.5 MoMA Film Library Invitation to a Lecture by Léger and 2 Films by Him and René Clair 10/18/1935
36.6 Additional illustrated publicity over Léger and his exhibition 10/1935-12/1935
36.7.A Le Corbusier: Invitation to an Illustrated Lecture by Le Corbusier 10/24/1935
36.7.B Le Corbusier: Checklist Catalog of Exhibition
36.7.C Le Corbusier: Illustrated Newspaper Publicity of Le Corbusier's Views

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Volume 37. van Gogh Exhibition 1935-1937

Item Title Date
37.1 Illustrated Newspaper Publicity

Over arrival of 1 million dollars worth of van Gogh paintings from Holland for a MoMA exhibition and subsequent U.S. tour

10/1935
37.2 Illustrated New York Times article on van Gogh's Life and Work 10/27/1935
37.3.A van Gogh Exhibition: Sample Preview Invitation 11/4/1935
37.3.B van Gogh Exhibition: the Bulletin of MoMA

Devoted to exhibition

12/1935
37.3.C van Gogh Exhibition: Illustrated Coverage and Critique of Exhibition and its Record-Breaking Attendance Figures
37.4 Illustrated Magazine of Art article "Exploding the van Gogh Myth"

By Gertrude Benson

1/1936
37.5 Illustrated Coverage and Critique of the Van Gogh Exhibition in Philadelphia 1/1936
37.6 Illustrated Coverage and Critique of Boston's van Gogh Exhibition

Plus articles on his life

2/18/-3/16/1936
37.7 Letter from C.C. Cunningham of Boston Museum to Goodyear

Recounting fantastic success of van Gogh exhibition there.

4/4/1936
37.8 Illustrated coverage of van Gogh exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art 3/25/-4/191936
37.9 Newspaper Article and Saks Fifth Avenue Ad on van Gogh-Inspired Fashions
37.10 Letter from William Milliken of the Cleveland Museum of Art to Goodyear

Thanking him for MoMA's loan of a Gauguin painting and recounting success of van Gogh exhibition there.

4/6/1936
37.11 Illustrated Coverage and Critique of van Gogh Exhibition at San Francisco's Palace of the Legion of Honor 4/28/-5/29/1936
37.12 Illustrated Coverage and Comment of Kansas City's van Gogh Exhibition 6/10/-7/10/1936
37.13 Illustrated Coverage of van Gogh Exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts 7/18/-8/18/1936
37.14 Several Color Plates of van Gogh's Works
37.15 Illustrated Coverage and Critique of Chicago's van Gogh Exhibition

Included several new works just sent from Holland.

8/26/-9/23/1936
37.16 Illustrated Coverage of van Gogh's Exhibition at Toronto's Art Gallery 10/10/-12/7/1936
37.17 Newspaper Publicity of Illustrated Lecture on van Gogh by Robert Davis

Director of education at the Albright Museum in Buffalo, given at Toronto's Art Gallery

11/17/1936
37.18 Illustrated Coverage of Concluding U.S. Exhibition of van Gogh's Work at MoMA's Second Show 1/20/-2/1/1937
37.19 Illustrated Brochure Announcing a New Addition of Irving Stone's Lust for Life, a Novel About van Gogh
37.20 Group of Letters to Goodyear

Dealing with the intricate arrangements for the van Gogh exhibition as well as correspondence from the U.S. museums which held a similar show.


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Volume 38. Film Library 1935-1939

Item Title Date
38.1 Letter from John Hay Whitney to Goodyear

Confirming Rockefeller Foundation grant for MoMA Film Department

5/1935
38.2.A Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Publicity Re: Establishment of MoMA's Film Library 6/1935
38.2.B Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Publicity Re: Establishment of a National Film Library Sponsored by the British Film Institute 6/1935
38.3 Brochure and Program for MoMA-Sponsored Series

A Short Survey of the Film in America 1895-1932

2/1936-5/1936
38.4 The Bulletin of MoMA

Devoted to Film Library.

11/1935
38.5 MoMA Booklet Written by Iris Barry

Giving Film Library's circulating series program and movie description.

38.6 Illustrated Newspaper Coverage and Critique of Film Library's Premier Program 1/1936
38.7 Citation Awarded MoMA Film Library by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 3/1938
38.8.A Newspaper Comment on: Showing of D. W. Griffith's Intolerance
38.8.B Newspaper Comment on: Showing of The Fugitive, or, the Taking of Luke Mac Vane with Bill Hart 3/1936
38.9 Newspaper Publicity on Film Library's Acquisitions

Including D. W. Griffith's personal records and 500 reels of film from Europe.

38.10 Illustrated Article "The Movie: 1902-1917" by Robert Stebbins

In New Theatre

3/1936
38.11 Sample Invitation to MoMA-Sponsored Program of Documentary Films From Europe, U.S. and Russia 5/1936
38.12 Newspaper Comment on Film Library's First Two Years 3/1937
38.13 MoMA Reprint of Illustrated Article by Iris Barry, Film Library Curator, "Last Year and This"

In Magazine of Art

1/1937
38.14 Well-Illustrated Article "Theatre on Film" by Jay Leyda

In Theatre Arts Month1y

3/1937
38.15 Publication: The Museum of Modern Art Film Library 1/1937
38.16 Picture of Founding Staff of MoMA's Film Library
38.17.A Film Courses: Brochure Announcing Columbia Univ. course on "The Motion Picture': History, Technique and Aesthetic"

To be held at MoMA, for 1937, 1938 & 1939 sessions.

38.17.B Film Courses: Announcement of N.Y.U. Course "History and Appreciation of the Cinema"

From September 1937.

38.18 Film Library Brochure Announcing A Cycle of Seventy Films 1895-1938

as part of MoMA's summer exhibition: Art in Our Time

5/11/-10/1/1939
38.19 The MoMA Film Library Bulletin 1938-1939

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Volume 39. Cassandre, Richardson, Rockefeller Gift 1936-1948

Item Title Date
39.1 Illustrated Catalog of Exhibition: Posters by Cassandre 1/15/-2/16/1936
39.2 Mimeographed Checklist for MoMA's Exhibition of The Architecture of H.H. Richardson 1862-1886 1/15/-2/16/1936
39.3 Mimeographed Checklist for MoMA's exhibition: Modern Paintings & Drawings Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 1/15/-2/16/1936
39.4 Sample Preview Invitation to the Above 3 Simultaneous Exhibitions
39.5 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of These 3 Shows
39.6 Letters to Goodyear from Abby Rockefeller

Offering part of her collection to MoMA (March-June 1935); and thanking Goodyear for his kind note re: the awful picture of her on the January 27th cover of Time magazine (cover and article included)

2/1936
39.7 The Carnegie Magazine Illustrated Article "The Richardson Memorial Show", by John O'Connor, Jr n.d.
39.8 Herald Tribune Article on the Death of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., And the Bequeathing of Her Residuary Estate to MoMA 4/28/1948

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Volume 40. Cubist & Abstract Art, Modern Painters & Sculptors as Illustrators 1936

Item Title Date
40.1 MoMA press release on its upcoming exhibition: Cubism and Abstract Art 3/3/-4/19/1936
40.2 Illustrated Newspaper Publicity Over Refusal by NY Customs Officials to Grant Free Admission to 19 Abstract Sculptural Pieces for MoMA show 2/1936
40.3 The Bulletin of MoMA

Devoted to Government censorship of art

4/1936
40.4 Sample Preview Invitation to Cubism and Abstract Art Exhibition
40.5 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Exhibition
40.6 Satirical Poetic Piece on Abstract Art by Carolyn Wells, "The Order of the Literati"
40.7.A Illustrated Newspaper Coverage of Abstract Art Show at Rënhard Galleries on "Five Concretionists" 3/1933
40.7.B Illustrated Newspaper Coverage of Abstract Art Show at the Carolina Art Association's exhibition of the "Guggenheim Collection of Non-Objective Paintings"
40.8 Illustrated Newspaper Publicity Over Move by 80 Museums to Amend Or Abolish US Tariff Laws Governing Free Admission of Works of Art
40.9.A Modern Painters & Sculptors As Illustrators Sample Preview Invitation 4/29/-6/14/1936
40.9.B Modern Painters & Sculptors As Illustrators Illustrated Coverage and Critique of Exhibition 4/29/-6/14/1936
40.10 Letter to Goodyear from Auguste Herbin, founder of "Abstraction Creation" Group

Protesting his omission in above show

6/1936

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Volume 41. New Horizons in American Art 1936

Item Title Date
41.1 The American Magazine of Art Article "New Horizons"

Extolling the WPA Federal Art Project

8/1936
41.2.A New Horizons in American Art: Sample Preview Invitation 9/16/-10/12/1936
41.2.B New Horizons in American Art: Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Show Which Presented Work by Artists and Children Done Under the WPA Federal Art Project 9/16/-10/12/1936
41.3 Letter from Holger Cahill Director of the WPA Federal Art Project, to Goodyear

Praising him on outstanding exhibition

11/1936
41.4.A John Marin Retrospective Exhibition: Sample Preview Invitation 10/21/-11/22/1936
41.4.B John Marin Retrospective Exhibition: the Bulletin of MoMA

Devoted to exhibition

10/1936
41.4.C John Marin Retrospective Exhibition: Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Show 10/21/-11/22/1936

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Volume 42. Fantastic Art, Dada & Surrealism 1936-1937

Item Title Date
42.1 Correspondence Between Goodyear, Mabry and Barr

Over Goodyear's insisting on the removal of certain items from MoMA's traveling exhibition Fantastic Art, Dada and Surrealism

1/1937
42.2 MoMA Brochure: "A Brief Guide to the Exhibition of Fantastic Art, Dada and Surrealism"
42.3 Illustrated Newspaper Publicity Over Gift to MoMA by Walter P. Chrysler

Of the rarest and most complete existing collection of literature pertaining to the Surrealist movement

11/1936
42.4.A Fantastic Art, Dada & Surrealism: Sample Preview Invitation 12/9/1936-1/17/1937
42.4.B Fantastic Art, Dada & Surrealism: Newspaper Publicity Announcing Upcoming Show and the Artists Represented 12/9/1936-1/17/1937
42.4.C Fantastic Art, Dada & Surrealism: Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of This Controversial Show 12/9/1936-1/17/1937
42.5 Newspaper Publicity Over Katherine Dreier's Withdrawal of Her Own and 16 Other Paintings by the Société Anonyme from the Surrealist Exhibition's U.S. Tour

On the grounds that it included works by children and the insane, January 1937

1/1937
42.6 Preview Invitation to Boston's Exhibition of Fantastic Art, Dada & Surrealism 3/10/-4/3/1937

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Volume 43. Rugs, New Acquisitions, Kauffer Josters, Modern Architecture in England 1937

Item Title Date
43.1 MoMA Press Release Announcing 2 Simultaneous Exhibitions

Vincent van Gogh exhibition's second New York showing; Exhibition of rugs designed by American artists for the Crawford Shops of the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor

1/20/-2/1/1937
43.2 Checklist Catalog of Rugs in Exhibition
43.3 Illustrated Newspaper Coverage and Critique of These Two Exhibits
43.4.A Formal Invitation to Two Simultaneous Shows

Modern Architecture in England, Posters by E. Mcknight Kauffer (preview)

2/9/1937
43.4.B Formal invitation to Exhibition of MoMA's 17 New Acquisitions 2/10/-3/7/1937
43.5 Catalog of Posters by E. Mcknight Kauffer
43.6 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of These Exhibits
43.7 Reprint of an Article from The Architectural Record

Dealing with MoMA exhibition of Modern Architecture in England

4/1937

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Volume 44. Photography: 1839-1937, Prehistoric Rock Pictures 1937

Item Title Date
44.1 Letter from Beaumont Newhall to Goodyear

Recounting talk with Stieglitz and his refusal to loan MoMA any of his work

1/15/1937
44.2 Well-Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage Photography: 1839 to 1937 3/16/-4/18/1937
44.3 Sample Preview Invitation to Prehistoric Rock Pictures in Europe and Africa 4/28/-5/30/1937
44.4 The Bulletin of MoMA

Devoted to Rock Pictures exhibition.

4/1937
44.5 Illustrated Coverage and Critique of Prehistoric Rock Pictures Exhibition

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Volume 45. Miscellaneous 1936-1939

Item Title Date
45.1 Newspaper Publicity of Modern Exposition Architecture 6/1936-9/1936
45.2 Illustrated Newspaper Coverage of Steichen Delphiniums 6/1936-7/1936
45.3 Illustrated New York Times article "New York Comes of Age As a Capital of Art" 2/2/1936
45.4 New Horizons in American Art

Comprising work done by artists and children under the Federal Art Project of the WPA; includes illustrated newspaper and magazine coverage of exhibition as well as of the purchase by MoMA of 9 works by children.

45.5 Newspaper Publicity Regarding the Raising of 14 Million for Mayor LaGuardia's proposed "City Art Center" 9/1936
45.6 Program for 1936-1937 Season at MoMA
45.7 Formal Announcement Plus Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage of the first American Art Portfolio

A collection of reproductions along with the original works.

9/1936-10/1936
45.8 Letter from Stanton Griffis of Paramount Production Inc. to Goodyear

Congratulating him on MoMA's successful 1936 season.

45.9 Three Brochures

Summarizing: MoMA's inner organization; MoMA exhibitions to date plus exhibition and publications program for 1936-37 season; facts regarding MoMA's attendance, membership, maintenance and endowment record to date.

45.10 Newspaper Coverage of 3 donations to MoMA

Portrait of Gala by Salvador Dali; Two Forms by Henry Moore; Handlebar Riders by Chaim Gross

10/1937
45.11 Newspaper Publicity Re: Establishment of "A Young People's Gallery" at MoMA

Comprising lectures, conferences and rotating exhibits in cooperation with 12 New York schools

11/1937
45.12 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage of 10 Paintings Given to MoMA

Comprising works by Bonnard, Derain, Picasso, Utrillo, Benton, Berman, and Spencer

12/1937-3/1938
45.13 MoMA Brochure Outlining its Exhibition, Film and Lecture Programs As Well As Publications for 1937-1938
45.14 Illustrated Coverage of MoMA-Sponsored Competition for Proposed Wheaton College Art Center, 6/1938
45.15 Illustrated Publicity Regarding MoMA's Acquisitions of 13 Paintings & Sculptural Pieces

By Blumenschein, Cikovsky, Gallatin, Kuniyoshi, MacIver, Sterne, Speicher, Spencer, Epstein, Flanagan, Harkavy, and Nakian.

45.16.A MoMA Advertising Publicity: Brochure and Cards Extolling Membership Privileges
45.16.B MoMA Advertising Publicity: Booklet Describing MoMA book Publications
45.16.C MoMA Advertising Publicity: Announcement and Invitation to MoMA Lecture Series
45.17.A Catalogs: Circulating Exhibitions 1938-39
45.17.B Catalogs: Six Modern Sculptors: Burlach, Despiau, Epstein, Kolbe, Lachaise, Maillol
45.18 Fortune Article, "Museum of Modern Art"

With 12 color reproductions, pictures of MoMA officers, an architectural model and picture of new Museum building at 11 West 53rd Street.

12/1938
45.19 Two articles (one illustrated) on Picasso in The Art News 1/28, 2/1/1939
45.20 Illustrated New York World Telegram Article of MoMA and Alfred H. Barr, Jr 1/6/1941

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Volume 46. Exhibitions 1937-1938

Item Title Date
46.1.A MoMA Summer Exhibition: Sample Exhibition Invitation

Exhibition included paintings, sculpture, architecture and movie stills from Permanent Collection, supplemented by loans and special exhibitions.

6/1937-9/1937
46.1.B MoMA Summer Exhibition: Illustrated Newspaper Coverage of Summer Show at MoMA's Temporary Headquarters, 14 West 49th Street
46.2 MoMA Brochure Giving Exhibition, Film and Lecture Programs As Well As Publications for 1937-38 Season
46.3 Illustrated coverage of MoMA exhibition of the sculpture of William Edmondson 10/20/-12/1/1937
46.4.A The Making of a Contemporary Film from Script to Preview: Sample preview invitation 12/21/1937-1/31/1939
46.4.B The Making of a Contemporary Film…: Illustrated Coverage and Critique

Including excerpts from original manuscript of Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

46.5.A New House by Frank Lloyd Wright: Sample Preview Invitation 1/1938
46.5.B New House by Frank Lloyd Wright: Catalog of Exhibition 1/1938
46.5.C New House by Frank Lloyd Wright: Newspaper Publicity 1/1938
46.6.A Subway Art: Sample Invitation 2/8/-3/5/1938
46.6.B Subway Art: Brochure and Checklist of Exhibition Pieces 2/8/-3/5/1938
46.6.C Subway Art: Illustrated Coverage and Critique of Exhibition 2/8/-3/5/1938
46.6.D Subway Art: Invitation to Symposium on Exhibition 3/2/1938
46.7.A Two Exhibitions: Alvar Aalto Architecture & Furniture; Quintanilla Drawings of War in Spain: Sample Preview Invitation 3/16/-4/18/1938
46.7.B Two MoMA Exhibitions: Checklist of Exhibition Pieces 3/16/-4/18/1938
46.7.C Two MoMA Exhibitions: Illustrated Coverage and Critique of Dual Exhibitions 3/16/-4/18/1938
46.8.A Masters of Popular Painting: Sample Preview Invitation 4/27/-6/27/1938
46.8.B Masters of Popular Painting: Illustrated Coverage and Critique 4/27/-6/27/1938
46.9 Letter from Madame Androusow to Mrs. Snow

Re: purchase of a work by Bombois, one of artists shown in above exhibition.


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Volume 47. Washington Gallery of Modern Art 1934-19351937-1939

Item Title Date
47.1.A Sample Invitation to Preview of the Inaugural Exhibition of the Museum of Modern Art Gallery of Washington, 11/14/1937
47.1.B Sample Invitation to a Luncheon Before Preview
47.2 Checklist of Works in the Inaugural Exhibition on: Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Renoir and van Gogh
47.3 Illustrated Newspaper Coverage of the Washington Gallery's Gala Opening Night 11/14/1937
47.4 Newspaper and Magazine Critique of the Gallery and its Inaugural Exhibition of French Masters
47.5.A Sporting Paintings from 1700 to 1937: Sample Preview Invitation

The Washington Gallery's second exhibition

12/13/1937-1/10/1938
47.5.B Sporting Paintings from 1700 to 1937: Checklist of artists represented
47.5.C Sporting Paintings from 1700 to 1937: Magazine Critique of Exhibit
47.6.A American Water Colors: Formal Announcement of Show and Sample Preview Invitation

The Washington Gallery's third exhibition

1/18/-2/6/1938
47.6.B American Water Colors: Illustrated Critique of Show
47.7.A Portraits of Children: Formal Announcement of Show Plus Preview Invitation

The Washington Gallery's fourth exhibition

2/22/-3/20/1938
47.7.B Portraits of Children: Checklist of Exhibition Pieces 3/29/-4/24/1938
47.7.C Portraits of Children: Illustrated Critique of Show
47.8.A Paintings of Flowers & Fruits: Formal Announcement of Exhibition Plus Preview Invitation

The Washington Gallery's fifth exhibition

3/29/-4/24/1939
47.8.B Paintings of Flowers & Fruits: Checklist of Exhibition Pieces
47.8.C Paintings of Flowers & Fruits: Illustrated Critique of Show
47.9.A From the Whitney Museum Collection: Paintings by Living Americans: Sample Preview Invitation

The Washington Gallery's sixth exhibition

11/8/-12/4/1938
47.9.B From the Whitney Museum Collection: Paintings by Living Americans: Checklist of Artists Represented
47.9.C From the Whitney Museum Collection: Paintings by Living Americans: Magazine of Art Article on Show
47.10.A Modern American & European Sculpture: Checklist of Exhibition Pieces

The Washington Gallery's seventh exhibition

12/11/1938-1/22/1939
47.10.B Modern American & European Sculpture: Illustrated Critique of Show
47.10.C Modern American & European Sculpture: Display Photographs of Exhibition
47.11.A Paris Painters of Today: Announcement of Exhibition

The Washington Gallery's eighth exhibition

1/29/-2/26/1939
47.11.B Paris Painters of Today: Checklist of Artists Represented
47.11.C Paris Painters of Today: Illustrated Critique of Show
47.12.A A Century of American Painting: Announcement of Exhibition As Well As of a Contest to Identify the Artists Represented

The Washington Gallery's ninth exhibition

3/7/-4/2/1939
47.12.B A Century of American Painting: Sample Preview Invitation
47.13.A Art and Decoration: Sample Preview Invitation

The Washington Gallery's tenth exhibition

4/11/-5/7/1939
47.13.B Art and Decoration: Descriptive Announcement Card of Exhibition
47.13.C Art and Decoration: The Art News Article on This Final Show of the Washington Gallery 4/29/1939
47.14 The Art Digest Article Announcing the Closing of the Museum of Modern Art Gallery in Washington Due to Lack of Funds 4/15.1939

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Volume 48. Jeu de Paume Exhibition 1936-1939

Item Title Date
48.1 Letter from A.H. Barr, Jr. to Goodyear

Regarding contract expenses of Jeu de Paume exhibition

8/17/1938
48.2 Newspaper Announcement of MoMA Exhibition of American Art to be Held at Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris in summer of 1937 5/1936
48.3 Letters to Goodyear from the French Minister of National Education and the French Ambassador to U.S

Regarding change in exhibition date (to summer 1938) plus the new agreement.

48.4.A American Paintings for Paris: Sample Preview Invitation Plus Checklist of Exhibition Pieces 11/9/-12/13/1937
48.4.B American Paintings for Paris: Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Paintings Destined for Paris Exhibition in 1938
48.5 The Bulletin of MoMA

Devoted to exhibition.

4/1938-5/1938
48.6 Illustrated Publicity

Re: the assembling and shipping of 1000 works of 124 artists plus films and an architectural survey, all for MoMA-sponsored Paris exhibition: Three Centuries of American Art 1609-1938

5/24/1938-7/13/1938
48.7 Newspaper Article re: a London exhibition of American Art

Sponsored by Wildenstein, from May 25-June 25, 1938.

5/7/1938
48.8 Letter from Cordell Hull to Goodyear

Re: extending an invitation to the British King to visit Jeu de Paume exhibition

5/1938
48.9 Well-Illustrated Article by Goodyear About Jeu de Paume Exhibition
48.10 Sample Preview Invitation Plus French and American Newspaper Coverage and Critique of Jeu de Paume Exhibition
48.11 Illustrated Newspaper Coverage as Well as Copy of Speech by U. S. Ambassador Bullitt at Opening of Exhibition 5/28/1938
48.12 New York Herald Tribune Letters to the Art Editor

Both angrily against and heartily for the Jeu de Paume exhibition

48.13 Formal Invitation to Show: Retrospective du Cinema Americain 1895-1938

At la Cinematique Francaise

6/1938
48.14 Letters to Goodyear from the Ministere de Education Nationale et des Beaux Arts 6/1938-7/1938
48.15 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Articles on How American Art Fared in Paris and London Summer Exhibits 7/1938-9/1938
48.16 Issue of the Légion d'Honneur

Devoted to Jeu de Paume exhibition

10/1938
48.17.A Americans at Home: Checklist of Exhibition Pieces

Downtown Gallery's exhibition presenting the works of 32 artists shown in the summer shows in Paris and London.

10/4/-10/22/1939
48.17.B Americans at Home: Illustrated Coverage and Critique of Show
48.18 23 Letters to Goodyear from Artists Represented in Jeu de Paume Exhibition and Others Congratulating Him on Show's Success
48.19 4-Page Itemized "Estimate of Cost of Paris Exhibition "
48.20 Illustrated Publicity Re: Jeu de Paume Museum's Acquisition of 2 Oils by Hogue and Stella That Were Shown in its Summer Exhibition 1/1939
48.21 30 photographs of the Jeu de Paume exhibition
48.22.A Three Centuries of American Architecture: Formal Announcement

Originally assembled for Jeu de Paume exhibition

2/15/-3/15/1939
48.22.B Three Centuries of American Architecture: the Bulletin of MoMA

Devoted to exhibition

2/1939
48.22.C Three Centuries of American Architecture: Newspaper and Magazine Coverage
48.23 Letter of Apology from Nelson Rockefeller to Goodyear

Plus Rockefeller's critical "Letter to the Editor" of Time concerning an article attributing Jeu de Paume exhibition to him instead of Goodyear.

5/1940
48.24 Edward A. Jewell article, "The Trend of Art" in The Times, United States Number, London 6/8/1939
48.25 Seven Page Report on the Jeu de Paume Exhibition by A. Conger Goodyear

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Volume 49. Trois Siècles d'Art Aux Etats-Unis1938

Item Title
49.1 Contains the Blueprints for the Different Floors of the Musée du Jeu de Paume,

With regard to MoMA-sponsored exhibition there in summer of 1938.

49.2.A Catalogs of the Exhibition: One Large Catalog Combining Lengthy Text with 103 Reproductions
49.2.B Catalogs of the Exhibition: One Catalog Containing Only Lengthy Text
49.2.C Catalogs of the Exhibition: a Third Catalog Devoted Solely to the Reproductions of the Exhibition

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Volume 50. Rouault, Evans, Useful Objects, Bauhaus 1938

Item Title Date
50.1 Sample Preview Invitation to 3 Simultaneous Exhibitions Inaugurating MoMA's 1938-1939 Season

American Photographs -- Walker Evans; The Prints of Georges Rouault; Useful Objects Under Five Dollars

50.2 Catalog Plus Illustrated Coverage and Critique of Exhibition of The Prints of Georges Rouault
50.3 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of Walker Evans Photography
50.4 New Yorker Article on Useful Objects Under Five Dollars 10/15/1938
50.5.A Bauhaus…: Sample Preview Invitation
50.5.B Bauhaus…: the Bulletin of MoMA Devoted to Exhibition

Bauhaus Weimar 1915-1925 Dessau 1925-1928 December 1938-January 1939

12/1938
50.5.C Bauhaus…: Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Controversial Comment on Show

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Volume 51. American Art Today, New York World's Fair 1939-1940

Item Title Date
51.1 Newspaper and Magazine Publicity Regarding a "Contemporary American Art Building" to Be Erected at the 1939 NY World's Fair 4/1938
51.2 Information Circular on the Exhibition of Contemporary American Art at the NY World's Fair
51.3.A Illustrated Coverage of: the Contemporary Arts Building to Be Built 10/1938-2/1939
51.3.B Illustrated Coverage of: the Selection of the Exhibition's 800 Works from Regional Shows Around U.S 10/1938-2/1939
51.3.C Illustrated Coverage of: Protest Over Selection Rules from American Artists Living in Paris 10/1938-2/1939
51.3.D Illustrated Coverage of: a Purchase Fund Set Up to Buy Works Exhibited and Donate the m to Various American Art Museums 10/1938-2/1939
51.3.E Illustrated Coverage of: Art Pieces Pouring in to Selection Committee 10/1938-2/1939
51.4 Newark Museum Checklist of its Exhibition of Work Submitted by New Jersey Artists for NY World's Fair Exhibition
51.5 Parnassus Issue Devoted to Contemporary Arts Exhibition at Fair 3/1939
51.6 Checklist Catalog of Exhibition Pieces at NY World's Fair
51.7 Magazine of Art Issue Devoted to Art Show at Fair 5/1939
51.8 Parnassus Issue Devoted to Exhibition 5/1939
51.9 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of the 1200 Exhibition Pieces at NY World's Fair 4/1939-5/1939
51.10 MoMA Purchases 9 Paintings from World's Fair Exhibition 5/1939
51.11 Sample Invitation to Formal Opening of the Contemporary Arts Building at Fair, Plus Illustrated Newspaper Coverage 6/1939
51.12 NY's Metropolitan Museum of Art Purchases 20 Works from Fair Exhibition 7/1939
51.13 Announcements of Special Daily Events at the Fair's Art Center, Including an "Art Week" 9/28/-10/4/1939
51.14 Fair Purchases and Distributes 31 Works of Art from its Exhibition

Newspapers plus the actual news release.

1/1940
51.15 Letter to Goodyear from C. Hastings of Baltimore Denouncing the "Selection" Procedure of Exhibition Works n.d.

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Volume 52. Art in Our Time, New Building, 10th Anniversary 1937-1940

Item Title Date
52.1 Duplicate Signed Copy of Agreement Between MoMA and John Lowry, Inc.,

A building corporation contracted as agent for the erection of the new Museum building at 9-19 West 53rd Street

6/28/1937
52.2 Newspaper Coverage Re: MoMA's Purchase of Property

At Nos. 6, 8 and 10 West 53rd Street ; then its exchange of these 3 plots for property at Nos. 9, 11 and 13 West 53rd Street ; and finally its acquisition of additional land at Nos. 15, 17 and 19 West 53rd Street.

5/1936, 10/1936
52.3 Newspaper Publicity Over the Selection of Philip Goodwin As Architect for the New MoMA Building 11/1936
52.4 Newspaper Coverage of the Gift to MoMA by the Rockefeller Family

1 million dollars worth of land at Nos. 8, 10 and 12 West 54th Street and Nos. 15, 17 and 19 West 53rd Street; plus illustrated coverage of the proposed model for the 2 million MoMA building to be completed by the Fall of 1938

6/1937-1/1938
52.5 The Bulletin of MoMA

Devoted to the new building, recent gifts to MoMA, and the summer exhibition.

7/1937
52.6 Illustrated Newspaper Publicity of the Upcoming Opening of MoMA's New Quarters

In conjunction with the holding of its 10th Anniversary exhibition Art in Our Time on May 10, 1939

3/1939-4/1939
52.7 The Bulletin of MoMA,

Devoted to building opening, 10th Anniversary exhibition and the election of new officers.

5/1939-6/1939
52.8.A MoMA Press Releases Dealing With: Facts on the New 2 Million Dollar MoMA Building
52.8.B MoMA Press Releases Dealing With: Election of Nelson Rockefeller as MoMA's New President

Plus illustrated coverage of above.

5/1939
52.9.A Gala Opening Ceremonies: Formal Invitation 5/10/1939
52.9.B Gala Opening Ceremonies: Menu 5/10/1939
52.9.C Gala Opening Ceremonies: Announcement of Radio Broadcast of Ceremony, Including Speech by President Roosevelt 5/10/1939
52.9.D Gala Opening Ceremonies: Illustrated Newspaper Coverage of Roosevelt's Address and of the Ceremony Itself 5/10/1939
52.10 Illustrated Newspaper and Magazine Coverage and Critique of MoMA's 10th Anniversary Exhibition and its Largest to Date: Art in Our Time\

Including painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, town planning, industrial art, photography and moving pictures.

5/11/-10/1/1939
52.11 The Bulletin of MoMA

Devoted to Professor Paul J. Sachs' address to the Trustees, May 8, 1939.

7/1939
52.12 The Architectural Forum Article

Dealing with the new MoMA building.

8/1939
52.13 Three Fashion Layouts Photographed in MoMA's New Galleries
52.14 MoMA Brochures Advertising its New Membership Privileges and 10th Anniversary Exhibition
52.15 Collection of Admission Tickets to Events at the New York World's Fair
52.16 Announcement of Paul Klee Exhibition at the Neumann-Willard Gallery 5/15/-6/10/1939
52.17 Photographs of MoMA Trustees and Society "Notables" Participating in Opening Ceremonies of MoMA's New Building
52.18 Letter from Lee Simonson to Goodyear Congratulating Him on New Building 6/6/1939
52.19 Invitation to Goodyear to Attend the Opening of the Museum of Standard Oil 5/10/1939
52.20 Handbill "How Modern Is MoMA?" Put Out by the "Avant Garde" Art Group, Denouncing Museum's Interpretation of "Modern" Art

Plus newspaper article of whole affair.

4/1940

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Volume 53. Annual Report M.M.A. 1930-1939

Item Title Date
53.1 Report of the Annual Meeting of the Corporation 11/20/1930
53.2 The Museum of Modern Art Annual Report 10/1/1930-9/30/1931
53.3 Museum of Modern Art President's Report 11/12/1931
53.4 Museum of Modern Art Annual Report 1931-1932
53.5 Report to the Corporation 12/8/1932
53.6 The Museum of Modern Art Progress Report 10/1932-10/1933
53.7 Museum of Modern Art Report to the President 5/10/1934
53.8 Report of the Director to the Board of Trustees 1/24/1935
53.9 Director's Report 10/1/1934-10/1/1935
53.10 Report for the Year 10/1/1935-10/1/1936
53.11 Executive Director's Report for the Period 10/1/1936-6/30/1937
53.12 The Annual Report of the Executive Director to the Trustees and Corporation Members of the Museum of Modern Art 7/1/1937-6/30/1938
53.13 Annual Report to the Board of Trustees and Corporation Members of the Museum of Modern Art 7/1/1938-6/30/1939

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Volume 54. The Museum of Modern Art: the First Ten Years by A. Conger Goodyear


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