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Finding aid prepared by Peter Barker-Huelster, updated by Molly Shea, 2008.
Machine-readable finding aid derived from JJS Papers Inventory.doc, 2007.Machine-readable finding aid created by Kathleene Konkle. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: James Johnson Sweeney
Title: James Johnson Sweeney Papers
Dates: ca. 1930s-1960s
Quantity: 1 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

The James Johnson Sweeney Papers in The Museum of Modern Art Archives contain correspondence and related material pertaining to Sweeney's involvement with MoMA, beginning in the early 1930s as a friend of MoMA, continuing through his brief tenure as Director of Painting and Sculpture in 1945 and 1946, and concluding in the 1950s and 1960s in various capacities.

The papers were sent by Sweeney's son to the Museum Archives in 2006. They comprised several folders, in no discernable order. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence: typed letters to Sweeney, often with a carbon copy of his reply. It appears that Sweeney was not in the habit of maintaining records of letters he sent unless they were in direct response to a letter he received. A number of autograph letters are also included, often with the original envelopes. Several magazines containing reviews of exhibitions curated by Sweeney are present in their entirety. A number of newspaper clippings are present and in poor condition. There is also a composition book, labeled "JJS MoMA Notebook 1946," containing a list of paintings and artists with shorthand evaluations of the work.

The Materials are typically one of the following types:

1. Letters congratulating Sweeney on his appointment as Director of Painting and Sculpture;
2. Letters expressing regret at Sweeney's resignation as Director of P&S;
3. Letters regarding lectures delivered by Sweeney;
4. Letters regarding Sweeney's critical publications;
5. Letters and forms regarding loans by Sweeney to various exhibitions;
6. Other Museum business;
7. Newspaper clippings.

in the future, such an arrangement may be imposed to improve access. A simple chronological order could also be used; most of the material is clearly dated.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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

Ownership and Literary Rights

The James Johnson Sweeney 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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Johnson Sweeney Papers, [folder], The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.


Additional Descriptive Data

Explanation of Abbreviations

JJS is James Johnson Sweeney.
ACG is A. Conger Goodyear.
DHD is Dorothy H. Dudley.
JTS is an James Thrall Soby.
AHB is Alfred H. Barr.
TDM is Thomas D. Mabry
ALS is an Autographed Letter Signed.
TLS is a Typed Letter Signed.
TL stands for Typed Letter.
MoMA is The Museum of Modern Art.
n.d. stands for no date.
re: stands for regarding.


Container List

 

Folder List

Folder Title Date
1 1946 MoMA Notebook

2 Correspondence re: lectures and publications

Correspondence with Rensselaer W. Lee re: College Art Association (Oct. 1946)

Letters from E.C. Gregory re: JJS article on Léger for "The Arts" (Sept. 1946)

Correspondence with Marguerite J. Reese re: JJS essay "East Coker: A Reading" (June 1948)

Correspondence with Weller Embler re: lecture at Cooper Union (Sept. 1946)

Correspondence with Bartlett H. Hayes, Jr., dir. of Addison Gallery of American Art, re: print of Miró painting (April 1948)

TLS Richard B. Freeman, asst. dir. of San Francisco Museum of Art-JJS (April 1, 1948) re: article on Miró and loan of paintings for "Spanish Masters of 20th Century Painting"

TL n.s.Twice a Year-JJS re: death of Stieglitz (July 29, 1946)

TLS from Dorothy H. Dudley, MoMA registrar re: O'Keeffe selection of Demuth paintings (June 18, 1947)

TLS from James C. Boudreau, Dean of Pratt Institute Art School re: contemporary sculpture lecture (Nov. 22, 1946)

TLS from Ione Ulrich, Asst. Treasurer of MoMA re: honorarium for Stieglitz exhibitions

TLS from H.S. Latham, Vice Pres. Macmillan Co. invitation to dinner party for Cyril Connolly (Dec. 2, 1946)

Invitation to opening of O'Keeffe retrospective at MoMA, May 14, 1946

TL JJS-Albert Christ-Janer, dir. Cranbrook Academy of Art (April 5, 1947) re: John Marin exhibition and book

TLS Christ-Janer-JJS (Jan. 17, 1947) re: John Marin book, possible directorship of Yale School of Fine Arts

TL Christ-Janer-Charles Seymour, President of Yale (Jan. 16, 1947) suggesting JJS as dean of Yale School of Fine Arts

TLS Christ-Janer-JJS (Nov. 5, 1946) re: JJS resignation

TLS Francis Brennan, Art Advisor to Editor,Time Magazine-JJS (May 20, 1948) re:Life Magazine Symposium on Modern Art

TLS Stuart C. Henry, dir. Berkshire Museum-JJS (Oct. 4, 1947) re: speaking engagement

TLS W. Hawkins Ferry, Chairman of Metropolitan Art Association of Detroit-JJS (July 23, 1947) re: speaking engagement at Detroit Institute of Art

AL JJS-Nelson Rockefeller (n.d.) re: office correspondence and Henry Moore exhibition TLS AHB -JJS (June 10, 1947) re: PicassoStudio, new Gris bequests

Correspondence between JJS and John Kashdan (Nov. 1945-July 1946). Concerns Kashdan paintings and monotypes sent to JJS and forwarded to Art Institute of Chicago.

ALS John Kashdan-JJS (Oct. 9, 1946) re: status of prints

Correspondence between JJS and Barbara Rothschild, managing editorPredictions by Experts magazine (April 1946) re: possible article on future of modern art

TLS JJS-René Lefebvre (June 18, 1946)

Correspondence between JJS and Desmond Shawne-Taylor, ed.The Arts (Aug.-Sept. 1946) re: possible article on Léger

Correspondence between JJS and Andre Gloeckner, Hyperion Press (July 1946) re: invitation to JJS to join Hyperion advisory board

TL JJS-Beatrice A. Magnuson, The Frick Collection (June 15, 1946) re: "Fuseli and Blake" lecture

TLS John Palmer, ed.Sewanee Review-JJS (Nov. 7, 1946) thanking JJS for preparing art report for spring issue

TL JJS-John Palmer (Oct. 25, 1946) accepting offer to write art report forSewanee Review

TLS John Palmer-JJS (Oct. 19, 1946) inviting JJS to write article forSewanee Review

Correspondence with Henry R. Hope, Indiana University (Sept.-Oct. 1946) re: College Art Association speaking engagement

Correspondence between JJS and Garrett Mattingly, Cooper Union (June-Sept. 1946) re: speaking engagement

TL JJS-Dorothy Norman (July 30, 1946) re: Stieglitz issue ofTwice a Year

TL JJS-Harold E. Wethey, University of Michigan (Dec. 14, 1946) re: lecture

TLS Harold E. Wethey-JJS (Dec. 3, 1946) inviting JJS to lecture at University of Michigan

Memo from JJS to MoMA staff (May 3, 1946) re: cost of cleaning new acquisitions

TLS Henry R. Hope-JJS (Oct. 14, 1946) re: College Art Association speaking engagement

"Cooper Union Recommended Reading" list including "Plastic Redirections in Twentieth Century Painting" by JJS

TL JJS-Rensselaer Lee (Oct. 9, 1946) re: College Art Association

Telegram correspondence between JJS and Paul A. Regnault (May 1946) re: Chagall "Pregnant Woman" purchase

Agenda, Meeting of the Committee on the Museum Collections (May 7, 1946). Incl. Recommended acquisitions and report on recent acquisitions. 2 copies.

TLS Monroe Wheeler-JJS (November 13, 1951) re: Dali special events symposium.

TLS Ethelwyn Manning-Walter Cook (May 8, 1934) re: formal introduction of JJS to Frick reference librarian.

TL JJS-Kandinsky (December 10, 1934) re: slides for JJS lectures.

TL JJS-Andre Breton (December 3, 1934) re: article on Surrealism.

Registration form for JJS's lecture on Fernand Leger (November 18, 1953).

3 MoMA International Council

Includes various materials received as member of International Council of MoMA.

Includes current IC exhibitions listings; press clippings from "Two Decades of American Painting" in Australia, India, and Japan; material associated with IC spring meeting in Toronto.

1967
4 MoMA International Council

Critical reviews of IC exhibition "Franz Kline;" budget information; Annual Meeting minutes; IC spring meeting in Detroit.

1964
5 Correspondence re: appointment and resignation as Dir. of P&S, publications, and lectures

ALS Frances Hawkins-JJS (Jan. 18, 1945) re: appointment as Dir. of P&S

ALS Roesch-JJS (March 10, 1945) re: appointment

Notes on responsibilities as Dir. of P&S

TLS Helen Ward-JJS (Jan. 17, 1947) re: Mondrian reproduction permission

TLS Helen Ward-JJS (Jan. 6, 1947) re: Mondrian reproduction permission

TLS Monroe Wheeler-JJS (Jan. 22, 1947) re: translating JJS's Chagall text for exhibition at Schoeller Gallery

Notes on travel and publication protocol as Dir. of P&S

Memos I. Ulrich-JJS (May 20, 1946) re: staff salary increases

TLS James T. Soby-JJS (April 25, 1945) re: Soby's position as chairman of Committee on Museum Collections

Memo Alfred H. Barr, Jr.-JJS (June 11, 1946) re: conflict over nomination to Association of Art Museum Directors

Notes on Director of Fine Arts position

TLS John Abbott-JJS (Oct. 27, 1944)

AL JJS-Stephen Clark (n.d.) acknowledging receipt of letter confirming JJS as Dir. of P&S

TLS Gordon B. Washburn, Museum of Art, R.I.S.D.-JJS (Oct. 10, 1946) regretting JSS's resignation

TL JJS-Nelson Rockefeller (Oct. 16, 1946) re: office correspondence and Henry Moore exhibition papers

Correspondence between JJS, Mrs. Henry Varnum Poor, and Bernard Arnest (October 1944-Oct. 15, 1946) re: article by Andre L'Hote on painting in occupied Paris

Correspondence between JJS and Eleanor E. Randall, Supervisor of Concerts, MFA Boston (Jan.-Feb. 1946) re: lecture and concert at MFA Boston

TLS Franklin M. Biebel, Museums Council of New York City-JJS (Sept. 25, 1946) re: JJS position on Membership Committee

TL JJS-Franklin M. Biebel (Oct. 8, 1946) re: resignation as Dir. of P&S

TLS Adelyn D. Breeskin, Acting Director, Baltimore Museum of Art-JJS (Sept. 28, 1946) re: personal loan of African sculpture. Includes JJS response confirming loan of two pieces.

Correspondence between Léger Gallery, London and JJS (July-Oct. 1946) re: Samuel Palmer watercolors

TLS Weller Embler-JJS (Oct. 3, 1946) re: lecture at Cooper Union. Includes JJS reply confirming lecture on Nov. 22.

Letters congratulating JJS on appointment as Dir. of P&S (January 1945)

TLS Sarah Newmeyer, MoMA Publicity Director-JJS (Jan. 25, 1945) re: official photograph AL JJS-Mr. Moe (n.d.)

Letters congratulating JJS on appointment as Dir. of P&S:
ALS Marion Rombauer Becker, illustrator ofJoy of Cooking-JJS (Feb. 1945)
ALS Hans Hoffman-JJS (Feb. 7, 1945)
ALS Justin Thannhauser-JJS (Jan. 30, 1945)
TLS Henry Allen Moe-JJS (Jan. 15, 1945)
TLS Paul Rosenberg-JJS (Jan. 31, 1945)
Photocopy of TLS Pierre Matisse-JJS (Feb. 8, 1945)

Photocopy of TLS Philip Johnson-JJS (March 28, 1945) complimenting JJS on Mondrian show

Photocopy of TL Samuel M. Kootz-Stephen C. Clark (Nov. 2, 1944) suggesting JJS as possible Dir. of P&S. Includes handwritten note to JJS, who received a copy of the letter.

TLS C.L.V Meeks-JJS including an abstract from a lecture to be given at Yale. March 24, 1945

Letters and memos regarding the publication of the Miró and Dali catalogue. Dates range from April 21-June 20, 1941.

TLS Monroe Wheeler-JJS (September 21, 1951) re: Revised Calder book.

1944-1947
6 Mr. Sweeney File MoMA

Copies of letters written in 1945 while Dir. of P&S.

Bulk of correspondence generated by JJS, though includes a few letters received by him. Primarily concerns lectures given, professional meetings, and publications.

1945
7 MoMA International Council Folder

Includes two letters to JJS, a copy of April 1937 MoMABulletin, and correspondence with Monroe Wheeler and Bill Lieberman re: JJS loan of "Landscape with Tactile Effects" to Max Ernst retrospective, 1960

TL Bertram Smith- Members of the International Council Attending 1969 Spring Meeting in London. Includes itinerary.

Typed itinerary, including visit to Henry Moore's studio (1969)

Typed Preliminary Schedule for 1969 International Council Meeting. (1969)

Typed International exhibition list of exhibitions circulating under the auspices of the International Council (January-March 1969).

TLS Bertram Smith - Members of the International Council regarding the Annual Meeting of the Council in London. (January 2, 1969).

TLS Mrs. H. Gates Lloyd and Richard S. Ziesler- JJS regarding his support to the Library Overseas Program of the International Council. (April 18, 1969).

Typed addresses of International Council Members in London (Spring 1969).

Typed names and addresses of hosts in London and Bath (Spring 1969).

ALS JJS-The Ritz Hotel, London, regarding a hotel reservation.

Typed tourism ephemera from JJS's stay in London for International Council Annual Meeting (Spring 1969).

Typed Itinerary of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art in Munich (Spring 1969).

The International Council of the Museum of Modern Art 1972 Spring Meeting in Germany brochure and schedule.

Typed itineraries for International Council Meeting in Munich. (1972).

Xeroxed map of Germany.

Tourism ephemera from JJ's stay in Germany.

Schedule for International Council Meeting in New York (October 12, 1972).

TLS Mrs. Richard Deutsch-JJS (December 19, 1973) regarding JJS' news and opinions for the International Council newsletter.

1937-1973
8 Museum Policy Committee

Reports of Museum departments to the Policy Committee, 1944-1945. Includes lists of staff and their responsibilities, budget information, recommendations for policy changes.

"Report on Exhibitions for the Policy Committee, June 28, 1944." Submitted by James T. Soby, including opening paragraph: "In very recent years, due to the pressure of war, we have probably relaxed our exhibition standards more than we realize. Most of our exhibitions relating to the war have been timely and of genuine propaganda, morale or instructional value. But with the war now nearing an end, it would seem a good time to pull up short and face the basic problem of standards to follow in the peace to come."

Report of the Committee on Policy to the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art. Includes separate typed conclusion. Undated.

1944-1945
9 MoMA Barr

TLS Yago Blass-MoMA (Aug. 27, 1945) re: gift of Emilio J. Sarniguet

TLS Jean Volkmer-JJS (April 7, 1969) re: insurance on Léger painting

Lloyd Goodrich, "A Museum of Modern Art."The Nation, vol. 129, no. 3361. Dec. 4, 1929.

TL Alfred Barr-Laurence Schneckebier, ed. College Art Journal (Aug. 14, 1950). Barr critiques "Material Culture, the Museum and Primitive Art" by Erna Gunther, in CAJ Spring 1950. Provides extensive list of museum shows in America and Europe that sought to present primitive art as art rather than ethnography, including a number of MoMA shows. Refers toAfrican Negro Art by JJS.

The Museum Collections: A Brief Report by AHB (January 15, 1944).

The Museum Collections: A Brief Report by AHB, revised March 26, 1944.

Photocopy TLS AHB-JJS, re: Commending him on his work performance.(October 14, 1943.)

Photocopy TL JJS- Laszlo Moholy Nagy regarding JJS' edits to a an essay written by Alfred Barr (August 24, 1937).

Xexox TLS AHB-JJS (October 31, 1939) regarding loan misunderstanding. Includes JJS' response.

1937-1952
10 Museum Business: Meeting Minutes, Object Loans, Lecture and Jury Invitations

List of works before Acquisitions Committee (n.d.)

Minutes, Acquisitions Committee, Dec. 22, 1943. Extensive discussion of acquisitions and collection policies, including input by JJS.

Minutes, Acquisitions Committee, Dec. 2, 1943.

"Notice to Members Regarding Revised Picasso Lecture Schedule." Announces additional lectures by JJS and Meyer Schapiro.

Minutes, Exhibitions Committee, Jan. 11, 1945

Minutes, Advisory Committee, Feb. 9 1944

Report on Advisory Committee on Purchase, Jan. 18, 1944

TLS Helen P. Donnelley-JJS (Dec. 29, 1949) re: photograph of Calder "Water Lily"

TL JJS-Ione Ulrich (March 30, 1950) re: fee for "Water Lily" photos

TLS René d'Harnoncourt-JJS (June 12, 1946) re: JJS loan of turtle shell mask for South Seas exhibition

TLS Clayton Whitehill-Monroe Wheeler (Dec. 20, 1946) re: reproduction permission for Mondrian "Composition" (1921)

TLS C.L.V. Meeks-JJS (Jan. 30, 1945) re: lecture at Yale

TLS Ione Ulrich-JJS (March 15, 1950) re: photograph of Calder "Water Lily"

Correspondence between Mr. Karpel and JJS (May 1946) re: SurrealistNadar books

Correspondence between Iris Barry, Dir. of MoMA Film Library, and JJS (Jan.-Feb. 1949) re: film program

TL JJS-Alfred Barr (Oct. 20, 1948). "I am very complimented that my personal mail should be regarded as 'of general interest.' And while I admire the zeal of your research assistants, I do think it somewhat discourteous, to say the least, after a personal letter has been 'opened by mistake,' to copy and file the contents without troubling to ask the addressee's permission."

Correspondence between Gardner Morse, President of the Berkshire Museum, and JJS (May-July 1946) re: loan of Impressionist paintings and Advisory Committee

Reimbursement form, $3.80 for lunch with Roland Penrose and Lee Miller, July 3, 1946

TL JJS-Thomas Metcalf, Secretary, Institute of Modern Art (Boston), (May 27, 1946) re: Duncan Grant work

Memo to Ione Ulrich (Aug. 5, 1946) re: reimbursement for travel expenses

Correspondence with Nathaniel Pousette-Dart re: lecture delivered at Art Student's League, April 23, 1946

Memo to René d'Harnoncourt (Jan. 5, 1946) re: Torres Straits mask

Memo to Mr. Porter (March 7, 1946) re: service on jury of UNCF design contest

Correspondence between JJS and Lois W. Munn (Feb.-March 1946) re: jury service for Scholastic Art Awards

TL JJS-John Hall Wheelock (March 19, 1946)

TL JJS-Léger Galleries (March 25, 1946) re: Dante Gabriel Rossetti drawing

Correspondence with Thomas Metcalf (April 1946) re: Duncan Grant loan

TLS Eleanor Randall-JJS (Dec. 18, 1945) re: lecture and concert series at MFA Boston. Includes reply from JJS confirming lecture on Feb. 24, 1946.

TLS Fred Bassetti-JJS (Oct. 22, 1945) re: Marcel Breuer invitation to lecture at Harvard Discussion Group. Includes JJS reply accepting invitation.

TL JJS-Lois Munn (Jan. 7, 1946) re: service on Scholastic Art Awards jury

TLS Lois Munn-JJS (Jan. 2, 1946) re: service on Scholastic Art Awards jury

TLS Polly Coan-JJS (Dec. 15, 1945) re: Kandinsky lecture invitation. Includes JJS reply turning down invitation.

TLS Walter Yust-JJS (Dec. 3, 1945) re: article "Painting" forEncyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year. Includes JJS reply promising article by end of 1945.

TLS Katherine Nielson, acting curator Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo-JJS (Dec. 12, 1945) re: invitation to Western New York Artists jury. Includes JJS reply accepting invitation.

TL JJS-A. Philip McMahon (Oct. 1, 1945) seconding Alfred Barr's nomination of René d'Harnoncourt and James Soby to the Atheneum.

TLS John Taylor Arms, Society of American Etchers-JJS (Oct. 9, 1945) inviting JJS to annual dinner. Includes JJS reply accepting invitation.

TLS Germain Seligman-JJS (Sept. 13, 1945) re:La Fresnaye and lunch invitation. Includes JJS reply congratulating Seligman on publication.

TL JJS-George Heard Hamilton, Curator, Yale Art Gallery (July 10, 1945)

TL JJS-John L. Sweeney (July 26, 1945) re: lectures for prisoners of war

TLS Isaac Liberman-JJS (April 24, 1945) re: jury service for Arnold Constable

TL JJS-Barbara Johnston (March 3, 1945) re: lecture at Bryn Mawr College Art Club, April 30, 1945

TL JJS-Walter Yust (March 3, 1945) re: copyright release for "Painting" article

TLS Walter Yust-JJS (Feb. 20, 1945) re: "Painting"

TLS Benjamin Stone, Secretary, Worcester Art Museum-JJS (Feb. 27, 1945) re: prizes for Contemporary American Painting exhibition

TLS Barbara Daly Anderson-JJS (Feb. 21, 1945) re: invitation to lecture at Women's Press Club of New York City, March 31, 1945

TL JJS-Edward B. Alford, Director, International Print Society (Feb. 5, 1945) re: request to write introduction for Henry Mark catalog

TLS Edward B. Alford-JJS (Jan. 16, 1945) re: Henry Mark catalog

Telegram Louisa Dresser-JJS (Feb. 2, 1945) re: Worcester Art Museum Contemporary American Paintings exhibition

TL JJS-C.L.V. Meeks (Feb. 3, 1945) re: lecture at Yale, April 3, 1945.

Various correspondences, including a TL from Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, policy considerations and Committee on Museum Collections reports.

TL JJS-Harry Russell of Parke-Bernet Galleries (April 3, 1944) regarding the insurance of works submitted for auction.

AL unsigned, undated, listing various pieces of art.

TLS SCC-JJS, (October 18,1944) asking JJS to be on a variety of committees.

TLS JTS-JJS (November 9, 1944) apologizing for not having sent the Committee on Museum Collections report sooner. Includes the report.

TLS JTS-JJS (March 30, 1944) regarding the auction to which JJS had contributed artworks.

TL Report of the Committee of the Museum Collection by JJS. c.1943.

TLS Mrs. Donald Straus-JJS (February 14, 1951) re: Symposium on the Relation of the Arts.

TLS Nancy Hanks-JJS (September 26, 1966) re: questionnaire regarding future museum policies.

Invitation to Paul Klee opening at J.B.Neumann Gallery.

TLS William Rubin-JJS (October 7, 1966) regarding JJS'participation in the naming of Jackson Pollock's "Pasiphae."

TLS William Rubin-JJS (August 21, 1967) regarding JJS' loan of Max Ernst's "Landscape with Tactile Effects."

Loan agreements for JJS' Picasso, Tchelitchew, Calder works (1939, 1942 and 1943).

TLS Elodier Couter-JJS (November 20, 1940) regarding a loan of Paul Klee's "Metamorphosis." JJS' acceptance attached.

Loan agreement forms for JJS' Picasso, Klee, Calder, Leger, Gabo and Miro loans (1940-1959).

TLS Elodie Courter-JJS (December 11, 1940) confirming loan of Klee's "Mrs. R. on a Journey South."

1939-1967
11 Museum of Modern Art [Early Museum Matters]

TLS Elizabeth Litchfield, Assistant to Alfred Barr-JJS (May 1, 1940) re: Warren T. Mosman. Attached reply acknowledging letter.

TLS Alfred Barr-JJS (March 25, 1940) re: loan of two Picassos. Attached reply.

TLS Nelson Rockefeller-JJS (Nov. 9, 1939) inviting JJS to Reception for Artists, Nov. 15, 1939. Attached JJS reply accepting invitation.

TLS Julian Street-JJS (Nov. 27, 1939) re: JJS lectures at MoMA, Dec. 13 and 14, 1939

TL JJS-Julian Street (Dec. 4, 1939) acknowledging letter

TLS Dorothy Dudley-JJS (Jan. 10, 1940) re: Picasso loan

TLS Dorothy Miller-JJS (Dec. 22, 1939) re: Picasso loan

TLS Dorothy Miller-JJS (Jan. 31, 1938) re: Calder loan

TL JJS-Dorothy Miller (Feb. 4, 1938) re: Calder loan

TL JJS-Beaumont Newhall (Jan. 29, 1938) re: Peter Blume and Joseph Stella photographs

TL JJS-AHB (Jan. 2, 1937)

TL JJS-DHD (July 22, 1937) re: loans toCubism and Abstract Art

TLS DHD-JJS (July 21, 1937) re: loans toCubism and Abstract Art

TL JJS-Beaumont Newhall (Aug. 4, 1937)

TLS Beaumont Newhall-JJS (July 27, 1937)

TL JJS-AHB (May 26, 1937) re: donation to NYU

TL JJS-Dorothy Miller (April 17, 1935) re: letter from Brummer regarding Derain

TLS AHB-JJS (Dec. 30, 1936) requesting Giacometti and Miró loan

TLS AHB-JJS (March 25, 1936) re: Mondrian installation

TLS AHB-JJS (Oct. 12, 1936) re:Corpus of African Art

TL Ruth de Verry (JJS secretary)-Beaumont Newhall (June 30, 1936) re: slides, JJS out of town

TLS Beaumont Newhall-JJS (June 29, 1936) re: slides

TL JJS-Beatrice Reinfeld, Secretary, MoMA Publications Dept. (March 18, 1936)

TLS Beatrice Reinfeld-JJS (March 18, 1936)

TLS TDM-JJS (July 30, 1935) re: Léger painting and exhibition. Includes JJS reply acknowledging letter.

TLS TDM-JJS (Nov. 21, 1935) re:African Negro Art photographic corpus

TLS TDM-JJS (Jan. 15, 1936) re:African Negro Art catalog. Includes JJS reply acknowledging receipt of 10 copies.

TL JJS-TDM (Jan. 16, 1936) re: film series and associate membership

TLS TDM-JJS (Jan. 7, 1936) re: film series, Museum membership

TL JJS-Iris Barry (April 17, 1935) re: return of slides

TL JJS-Alice Mallette (Jan. 22, 1935) re: European loans for African art show. Attached list of collectors abroad.

TLS Alice Mallette-JJS (May 29, 1935) re: installation photos of African Negro Art show

TLS TDM-JJS (May 31, 1935) re: installation photos of African Negro Art show. Attached JJS reply.

TLS TDM-JJS (June 8, 1935)

TLS A. Conger Goodyear-JJS (Nov. 11, 1932) thanking JJS for loan of paintings and mask for Summer Exhibition

Envelope addressed to JJS containing three newspaper clippings reviewing MoMA show of Persian fresco reproductions. Postmarked Oct. 19, 1932.

AL (draft) JJS-A. Conger Goodyear (n.d.) declining invitation to "take charge" of exhibition of French painting

TLS A. Conger Goodyear-JJS (Oct. 24, 1932) re: exhibition of French painting

TLS A. Conger Goodyear-JJS (Oct. 18, 1932) re: exhibition of French painting, Persian murals

Draft of letter to A. Conger Goodyear. n.d.

TLS ACG-JJS (Aug. 24, 1932) re: Persian exhibition

Invitation card to "General Principles of Persian Art," lecture by Arthur Upham Pope, at Renaissance Society of University of Chicago, Jan. 15 (no year)

Correspondence between ACG, JJS, and Alan Blackburn (Aug. 1932) re: Persian and French exhibitions

TLS Alan Blackburn-JJS (Aug. 19, 1932) re: Persian and French exhibitions

ALS JJS-ACG (n.d.) re: Persian and French exhibitions

TLS ACG-JJS (Aug. 6, 1932) re: Persian and French exhibitions

Draft of letter JJS-ACG (n.d.)

TLS ACG-JJS (June 2, 1932) re: JJS article inCreative Art. "The chief trouble with American art to my mind is its rather solemn self-satisfaction. If our artists can once be made to see that they really are not doing anything worth while, they should be in a fair way to correct their shortcomings."

List of current and former members of MoMA (March 16, 1932)

TL JJS-AHB (March 24, 1936) re: Picasso, Moholy-Nagy, Mondrian loans

TLS AHB-JJS (March 17, 1936) re: Picasso, Moholy-Nagy, Mondrian loans

Envelope addressed to JJS. Return address AHB, Greensboro VT. Postmarked Aug. 31, 1932. Contains autograph correspondence between JJS, AHB, and Margaret Barr; second envelope addressed to JJS, postmarked Aug. 16, 1932; cover ofPunch magazine, Aug. 10, 1932.

TLS AHB-JJS (May 26, 1932) re: loans for Summer Exhibition

TLS AHB-JJS (Feb. 18, 1932) re: postponement of Picasso exhibition

ALS AHB-JJS (n.d.)

TLS John Hay Whitney-JJS (May 10, 1935) requesting loan of Léger painting for One Picture Exhibition program. Includes information on program, JJS reply declining request.

TL JJS-AHB (May 22, 1935) declining to send African pieces on traveling exhibition

TL JJS-AHB (March 27, 1935) re: African art installation

TL JJS-AHB (Jan. 21, 1935) re: Seurat painting, J. Rodrigues Henriques

ALS AHB-JJS (July 22, 1934) re: Rousseau notes

TL JJS-AHB (July 19, 1934) re: conflicting stories from Léonce and Paul Rosenberg regarding provenance of Rousseau painting

Clipping from Dublin newspaper (n.d.). Report on Professor Panofsky's lecture on Albrecht Dürer at University College, Dublin.

TLS AHB-JJS (Sept. 16, 1932) re: Persian exhibition

ALS AHB-JJS (n.d.) re: Hugh Lane, Panofsky lectures, letters from Cézanne,Creative Art. Written in pencil: "answered May 18, 1933."

Georgia O'Keefe installation photographs from the 1946 exhibition.

Xerox of TLS Conger Goodyear-JJS (April 24, 1930) asking JJS to be on the Museum's advisory committee.

1930-1940
12 MoMA

"Report for Encyclopedia Americana." Report on Museum growth, activities, and exhibitions July 1, 1943-June 30, 1944. Attached reports from department heads on department activities.

TLS Jean Charlot-JJS (July 7, 1945) re: Popol Vuh proofs

Photocopy TLS AHB-JJS (April 16, 1942) re: photographs donated to MoMA

Receipt for donation by JJS of photographs by Brassai, Brugiere, Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Edward Weston. Dated April 9, 1942.

Theatre Arts Monthly, April 1935. Includes plate fromAfrican Negro Art and brief description of exhibition.

TLS Katherine S. Dreier-JJS (Aug. 13, 1945) expressing shock and dismay at the use of MoMA in general and Duchamp's "Large Glass" specifically in July 1945Vogue. "One cannot blame Vogue for they run true to form, but one can only be amazed and shocked that you should advise your Trustees to so flippant and devastating a presentation of important works of art in the collection and loans of the Museum for Commerical purposes…But apparently the desire for notoriety preceeds [sic] any reverence for art."

Memo, S. Newmeyer-JJS (Aug. 24, 1945) rebutting charges of Katherine Dreier re:Vogue cover

AHB, "Notes on the Reception of the Bauhaus Exhibition."

TLS DHD-JJS (Feb. 16, 1937) re: Giacometti and Miró loans

Press release, April 30, 1933 re: "American Sources of Modern Art"

Press release, May 7, 1933 re: "American Sources of Modern Art"

Aldous Huxley review of "American Sources of Modern Art,"The New Republic, May 31, 1933.

MoMABulletin, May 1936

TLS Stephen C. Clark-JJS (Dec. 9, 1939) re: request to loan Picasso "Studio"

TLS James T. Soby-JJS (April 21, 1944) re: acquisitions

Photocopy ALS Louis Carré-JJS (March 2, 1935) re: exhibition loans

JJS business card: "Director, Exhibition of African Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York." Address listed: "American Express Company, 3 Unter den Linden, Berlin." Notes in pencil cover front and back of card.

Invitation to opening of "African Negro Art," March 18 1935.

The New Yorker, March 30, 1935. Includes Lewis Mumford review of "African Negro Art."

Correspondence between JTS, Hans Ulrich Gasser, and JJS re: Dali "L'enigme du Desir" (June-Dec. 1945). Includes two photos of the Dali painting, TLS Gasser-JJS (June 21, 1945) offering "L'enigme du Desir" to MoMA for $1,400.

TLS JTS-J.L. Sert, Town Planning Associates (May 7, 1951) re: article on Gaudi written with JJS

TL George Amberg-Marc Chagall (Oct. 25, 1945) re: Chagall reception, Nov. 27, 1945

TL AHB-Georges Vantongerloo (Oct. 2, 1945) re: retrospective exhibition

TL AHB-James Pipes (Oct. 2, 1945)

Typed sheet: "Data about handicraft pamphlets for the guidance of authors." (n.d.)

TLS Yago Blass-MoMA (Oct. 23, 1945) re: gift of Emilio Sarniguet

Three typed pages proposing an artists' community in Sherman Estates, CA. No date. Written in pencil at top: "Waldorf Astoria, Rm 1411. Mrs. John J. Pike, 243 S. Muirfield Rd., Los Angeles 4."

Clipping from Italian newspaper. Headline: "L'inaugurazione della Mostra di Arte Sacra." Written in pencil: "6 Ottobre 1943."

ALS Zangara Benedetto-JJS (Sept. 2, 1945). Italian.

TLS Angel Estrada-JJS (Aug. 31, 1945)

TLS Alvaro A. Araujo, Director, Inter-American Bureau of Information-JJS (Sept. 18, 1945) re: possible exhibition of Pedro Figari

Memo, JTS-JJS, AHB (Sept. 20, 1945) re: de Chirico acquisitions

Memo, DHD -JJS (Oct. 15, 1945) re: Dance and Theatre collection

TLS Hannah B. Muller, Assistant Librarian, MoMA-JJS (April 20, 1950) re: omissions and inaccuracies in Léger bibliography

TLS ACG-JJS (May 27, 1937) re: "Faculty Bibliography"

Typed list: "Dance and Theatre Collection of the Museum of Modern Art." No date.

Typed ledger. "Schedule of Purchase Funds, July 1, 1944-June 30, 1945."

Loan receipt (Jan. 14, 1946). JJS loan of tortoise shell mask to "Arts of the South Seas."

Typed ledger. "Schedule of Painting and Sculpture Budget and Expenditures for year ending June 30, 1945."

Typed ledger. "Schedule of Proceeds of Auction Sale of May 11, 1944."

TLS John E. Abbott-JJS (May 20, 1944) re: record of items sold at auction, May 11

Agenda, "Meeting of the Committee on the Museum Collections." Nov. 8, 1944. Includes "Report of the Departmental Committee on Painting and Sculpture."

Announcement of the first René d'Harnoncourt Chair of International Studies in Art for Advanced Research in the Field of Modern Art. No date (application deadline March 1, 1969).

Invitation to opening of Summer Exhibition, May 15, 1934.

Photocopy of letter to the editor by Ralph Pearson,The New Republic, Dec. 3, 1933. Pearson criticizes Hopper show at MoMA, AHB responds at length.

Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art, October 1933.

TLS Rhys Caparn, president of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors-JJS (February 19, 1944) criticizing the Museum of Modern Art's representation of American artists. Includes a copy of Clement Greenberg's related article from The Nation.

TLS MW-JJS, (March 23, 1944) regarding appreciation for JJS' continued assistance and loans.

TL unsigned, undated, from the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors.

TLS Allenne Talmey, feature editor of Vogue-JJS, (June 7, 1945) regarding his absence in her last editorial feature.

Typed Memo Elodie Courter-JJS (October 28, 1942) thanking JJS for his loan to a MoMA exhibition.

1933-1946
13 MoMA

ALS Mrs. Charles H. Russell, Jr.-JJS (Dec. 22, 1932) re: meeting on abstract painting show

ALS Mrs. Russell-JJS (Dec. 28, 1932) re: meeting on abstract painting show

ALS Mrs. Russell-JJS (Jan. 16, 1933) re: abstract painting show

Photocopy of TLS ACG-JJS (April 24, 1930) inviting JJS to join advisory committee for MoMA. Includes original envelope, with address 20 Montgomery Place, Brooklyn.

Typed copy of the "Minutes of the Seventeenth Meeting of the Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art." June 2, 1930. Enclosed in envelope addressed to JJS, 20 Montgomery Place, Brooklyn.

TL AHB-John Coolidge, Director, Fogg Art Museum (April 10, 1961) re: loan of Matisse "Red Studio" in connection with JJS lectures at Fogg

TL AHB-John Coolidge (April 17, 1961) denying loan request

Royalty statement to JJS re: "Alexander Calder." July 28, 1953.

Check stub for "Alexander Calder" royalty payment, Aug. 5, 1953

Royalty statement to JJS re: "Alexander Calder." Feb. 19, 1953.

TLS Elizabeth Tillett-JJS (Aug. 3, 1953) re: loan of Calder "Calderberry Bush"

Loan receipt for Calder mobile. March 15, 1938.

Correspondence re: loans of Giacometti "Disagreeable Object." (Nov. 1964-April 1967)

Typed letter, unsigned (Publicity Director), no date. Six page description of events leading up to publication of article on MoMA by Roger Butterfield inSaturday Evening Post and controversy following publication. "I understand from two or three people in the Museum who have kindly passed the word along to me that certain individuals and officials of the Museum consider the recent article in the Saturday Evening Post injurious to the Museum and that, because I have the title of Publicity Director, I am being held responsible for the article. If the article has injured anyone or anything, I feel that I am the one who has been injured, both professionally and personally, and that, in fact, I was the victim of it."

Transparency, Tchelitchew portrait.

TLS Alfred Flechtheim-JJS (Aug. 4, 1933) re: Flechtheim South Seas collection. Includes JJS reply (Oct. 2, 1933) re: possible purchases. Loan receipt for Picasso "Woman in Green." May 13, 1957.

Loan receipt for Picasso "Studio (With a Plaster Head)." Jan. 24, 1964.

Loan receipt for Giacometti "Disagreeable Object." Sept. 24, 1941.

Loan receipt for Tchelitchew exhibition. Aug. 26, 1942.

Loan receipt for Ernst "Landscape with Tactile Effects." Feb. 23, 1968. Includes photograph.

Memo from JTS to JJS, (March 8, 1945) regarding an Aronson work he believed to be of interest.

TL unsigned, undated, musing over the cultural significance of a modern art museum.

MW-JJS (July 3, 1946) regarding publication deadlines for Henry Moore exhibition.

TL from JJS to Ione Ulrich (March 24, 1946) concerning salaries for department secretaries.

TLS JTS-JJS, (March 20, 1944) Thanking JJS for his contribution to a Museum of Modern auction.

TSL JTS-JJS, (November 1,1944) enclosing a Registrar form for his promised loan for the Rouault exhibition.

Photocopy ALS AHB-Lincoln Kirstein re: formal introduction of JJS.

Photocopy TLS AHB-JJS (September 11, 1934) re: Helena Rubenstein.

1932-1967
14 MoMA [Press clippings, etc.]

Brochure, "The International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, Officers and Members, 1965-1966."

TLS, Gray Williams, Jr., Director of Publications, MoMA-JJS (April 26, 1968) re: overdue revision on Calder book. In pencil: "Promised for May 18."

Clipping,New York Times, March 24, 1935. Edward Alden Jewell review of "African Negro Art."

Clipping,New York Times, Nov. 25, 1934. Edward Alden Jewell review of MoMA fifth anniversary exhibition.

Art section,New York Times, March 24, 1935. Includes Jewell review of "African Negro Art."

Clipping,New York Times, April 5, 1935. Short article, unsigned, mentions "African Negro Art."

Clipping,New York World-Telegram, March 23, 1935. Emily Genauer review of "African Negro Art." 2 copies.

Clipping,New York Times, March 19, 1935. Jewell article on "African Negro Art." 2 copies.

Clipping,New York Post, March 23, 1935. Margaret Bruening review of "African Negro Art."

Clipping,New York American, March 23, 1935. Malcolm Vaughan review of "African Negro Art."

Clipping,New York Sun, March 23, 1935. Henry McBride review of "African Negro Art."

Clipping,New York World-Telegram, March 29, 1935. Brief unsigned review of "African Negro Art."

Clipping,New York Times, January 30, 1944. "Museum Without a Director."

Clipping,Newsweek, September 4, 1944. "The Modern Museum Case."

1935-1968
15 Negro Art Clippings

Card, undated. "For Christmas: Publications of the Museum of Modern Art."

Invitation to dinner "On the occasion of the 1978 fall meeting of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art," Oct. 31, 1978.

Clipping,Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 24, 1935. Helen Appleton Read review of "African Negro Art."

Clipping,New York Times, March 24, 1935. Jewell review of "African Negro Art."

Clipping,New York Herald Tribune, March 24, 1935. Royal Cortissoz review of "African Negro Art." Clipping,New York Herald Tribute. Notation of Sweeney's travels.

Various clippings regarding Sweeney's publications and travels.

1935
16 Mondrian Photos

Four photos of work by Mondrian

17 Sculpture Garden and Restaurant

Handwritten note, unsigned and undated, regarding artworks within the Garden Restaurant.

TL JJS-Rand Warren, regarding construction of the model house within the garden. March 9, 1945.

18 The Museum Collection: Acquisitions and Recommendations; Misc. Correspondence

Meeting of the Committee of the Museum Collections, April 26, 1945. Report includes purchases and recommended acquisitions.

TLS Elodie Courter-JJS (September 1, 1944) re: labels for works in proposed exhibition "Variety in Abstraction."

TLS JTS-JJS (July 27, 1944) re: Requesting JJS to lend a work for the Rouault exhibition.

TL JJS-Keith Warner (October 23, 1944) re: Acknowledgment of Warner's gift to the Museum.

TL JJS-Stephen Clark (October 23, 1944) re: JJS accepting a variety of committee positions.

Itemized "pictures recommended for acquisition by the Committee on Painting and Sculpture. October 4, 1944.

Report of the Committee on Painting and Sculpture to the Committee on the Museum Collections, June 8, 1944 and September 27, 1944.

TL AHB-JTS (October 2, 1944) re: A list of important works worth considering for acquisition. The list is not attached.

TLS JTS-JJS (July 17, 1944) re: A visit to JTS by Andre Breton who then composed a chart identifying figures within a Miro work that was hung in JTS' office, which used to belong to Breton.

Exhibition checklist of Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition (May 14-August 25, 1946.

List of works of art to be brought before the departmental Committee of Painting and Sculpture, December 20, 1944.

TLS Francis Hawkins-JJS (November 24, 1944) re: Rescheduled meeting of the Committee on the Museum Collections.

20 index cards bound with string; Notes for a lecture or speech. Undated.

Notes from a meeting at JJS' office, February 21, 1945. Present: JJS, AHB, P.L. Goodwin.

Typed list of exhibitions approved as of January 25, 1945.

TLS MW-JJS (October 22, 1942) re: An article by JJS about Jean Miro.

TLS Philip Goodwin-JJS (February 6, 1945) re: Strengthening the Museum's collection.

TLS Sam Lewisohn-JJS (February 3, 1945) re: the quality of the Museum's collection.

Photocopy ALS AHB-JJS, thanking him for his work performance.

Various TLS from DCM-JJS (July 24, 1945) re: New galleries in Boston, JJS' trip to Chicago.

TLS Hannah Muller -JJS (September 10, 1945) re: List of materials acquired by the library.

TLS-Mrs. Newhall-JJS (September 11, 1945) re: Acquisition policy for Photography.

TL Hannah Muller-JJS (October 15, 1945) re: Periodicals subscriptions.

TL JJS-Pierre Matisse (November 29, 1944) re: Miro shipment.

Typed list of abstract paintings. Unsigned, undated.

TLS Elodie Courter-JJS (August 11, 1944) re: Composition of labels for circulating exhibitions.

TLS Elodie Courter-JJS (August 23, 1944) re: Thanking JJS for his willingness to assist in a circulating exhibition.

TLS Virginia Allen-JJS (March 8, 1967) re: four prints requested by JJS.

1942-1967
19 African Negro Art Exhibition: Collectors

Photocopy TLS AHB (October 24, 1934) Template for loan request.

Photocopy TLS AHB (October 16, 1934) Template for formal introduction of JJS.

Photocopy TLS AHB-JJS (March 20, 1934) re: List of collectors and collections for JJS.

Handwritten list of collectors and collections of African Art in the United States.

Typed list of collectors and collections of African Art in the United States (March 29, 1934.)

Typed list of African Art collectors in France (March 20, 1934.)

Handwritten checklist of African works.

Handwritten list of museums in Europe with African art collections.

Typed list of African art collectors (March 20, 1934.)

Typed list of African art resources.

Handwritten list of collectors.

Typed checklist of African artworks.

Handwritten list of exhibition catalogues.

Typed travel itinery and list of European museums that have previously lent to the Museum of Modern Art.

Handwritten list of African art collectors.

Handwritten Smithsonian Institution Collection notes.

Handwritten chart of international collectors.

Handwritten list of collector's addresses.

1934
20 African Negro Art Exhibition: Collectors Correspondence A-L

ALS May Todd Aaron - JJS (September 18, 1934) re: potential loans for the exhibition.

TLS Gregor Aharon- JJS (April 28, 1934) re: potential loans for the exhibition.

TLS Gregor Aharon- JJS (May 28, 1934) re: African sculptures.

TL JJS-Louis Carre (October 24, 1934) re: African art exhibition and viewing Carre's collection.

ALS to Joshua Cockburn (April 10, 1934) re: a formal introduction of JJS.

Photocopy TLS AHB-JJS (January 31, 1934) re: photographs of Frank Crowninshield's African art collection.

Photocopy TL AHB-Frank Crowninshield (March 16, 1934) re: the variety and quality of his collection.

TLS AHB-James Flexner (May 28, 1934) re: African sculpture.

TLS James Flexner-AHB (May 26, 1934) re: African sculpture.

Photocopy TLS AHB-JJS (May 15, 1934) re: suggesting a visit to collector Gregor Rharoff's apartment.

TLS Goldschmidt-JJS (October 14, 1934) re: lack of African art objects in their collection.

ALS Maryane Gowe-JJS (August 16, 1934) re: African sculpture.

Photocopy TLS AHB-JJS (March 15, 1934) re: enclosed letter to Walter Hough.

TL JJS-C.M. de Hauke (January 21, 1935) re: da Hauke's potential loan for African exhibition.

TLS Dr. R.L Jaeger-JJS (February 5, 1935) re: contacting lenders and institutions in Germany.

TL JJS-Dr. R.L Jaeger (September 24, 1934) re: notes of introduction.

TL JJS-Dr.R.L Jaeger (October 10, 1934) re: notes of introduction.

TLS Horace H.F. Jayne-AHB (October 8, 1934) re: notes of introduction.

TL JJS-Dr.R.L Jaeger (January 21, 1935) re: thanking Dr. Jaeger for his assistance.

TLS J.Laporte-JJS (September 19, 1934) re: African sculpture and newspaper clippings.

ALS to JSS (January 30, 1935) re: works in French collections.

1934-1935
21 African Negro Art Exhibition: Collectors Correspondence M-Z

Photocopy TLS AHB-JSS (February 19, 1935) re: Mrs. Meyer's African art.

TL Elinor B. Robinson-JJS (April 19, 1934) re: African art in the Newark Museum's collection.

JJS loan documentation to the Museum (June 7, 1932).

TLS AHB-Wilbur K. Thomas (October 10, 1934) re: letters of introduction.

Photocopy ALS Max Weber-AHB (October 13, 1934) re: Weber's African sculptures.

TLS Museum fur Volkerkunde-JJS (January 15, 1935) re: African sculptures.

Photocopy TLS AHB-JJS (February 4, 1935) re: Alexander White's African art.

1934-1935
22 African Negro Art Exhibition: Memos

Handwritten notation.

Handwritten notes and reminders.

Photocopy handwritten guidelines re: curating African Art exhibition.

Photocopy TL ACG-AHB (October 1, 1934) re: guidelines.

Photocopy TL AHB-ACG (September 29, 1934) re: guidelines.

Photocopy TL AHB-JJS (October 2, 1934) re: assurances and guidelines.

Photocopy TL AHB-JJS (February 21, 1935) re: tribal map.

1934-1935
23 African Negro Art Exhibition: Miscellaneous

Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art, Volume 2, October 1934.

The Harvard Crimson , Wednesday, May 9, 1934. An article re: Fogg Museum's art of Africa and Oceania.

Photographs of African masks from the Fogg Museum.

Handwritten list of African art resources.

Harvard University Peabody Museum Exhibition pamphlet.

Handbuch der Afrikanischen Plastik, 1930.

Parisian conference on African art itinerary, 1934.

JJS Calling cards.

1930-1934
24 Press clippings: Resignation and miscellaneous

Order pamphlet for "Drawings of Martha Graham by Charlotte Trowbridge" - Introduction by Martha Graham; preface by JJS.

The New York Times, December 22, 1946. "A Modern Sculptor," review of "Henry Moore."

New York World-Telegram, April 13, 1946. "Chagall in Museum Show at Last," Emily Genauer.

New York Herald Tribune "Henry Moore's Art Works Put On Exhibit Here," Carlyle Burrows, p. 31. n.d.

December 22, 1946. "Marc Chagall: Two Viewpoints on His Life and Works," Alfred Werner review of Marc Chagall by JJS. First page only.

America, January 11, 1947. Arts column by Barry Byrne discusses resignation of JJS.

New York World-Telegram, November 9, 1946. "Sweeney Resignation Explained," Emily Genauer.

The New York Times, November 17, 1946. "Mr. Sweeney Explains." (2 copies)

The New York Times, November 3, 1946. "Artists Uphold Sweeney."

MKR's art outlook, November 25, 1946. "Nice While It Lasted: Another Shift in Administrative Policy Forces Out Another Head at the Modern."

New York Post, November 18, 1946. "If It's Art, Tell It To Sweeney," Dorothy Norman.

New York World-Telegram, March 22, 1947. "What's Going On Behind Scene," Emily Genauer.

New York World-Telegram, November 2, 1946. "Windfall from the Mailman Touches on Some Grave Problems," Emily Genauer.

1946-1947
25 Correspondence: Miscellaneous

TLS (photocopy) Grace M. Meyer - JJS, re: Bruguiere photograph, "St George and the Dragon" (April 3, 1962)

TL JJS - Dorothy Miller with enclosed letter (autographed in French, with typed translation) from Louis Marcoussis, regarding Helena Rubenstein (August 19, 1935)

TLS Horace H.F. Jayne - JJS, re: Eskimo mask in the collection of the museum of the University of Pennsylvania (November 12, 1936)

TL JJS - Horace H.F. Jayne, responding to November 12 letter (November 25, 1936)

TLS Louis Lozowick - JJS, re: symposium to be held by American Artists' Congress related to Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism (November 12, 1936)

TLS Marie Zoe Mercier - JJS, re: African Negro Art (March 25, 1935)

TLS William B.F. Drew - JJS, re: "the Flapper" (October 15, 1943)

TLS ACG - JJS, re: a letter ACG received from Maxfield Parish about African art (April 8, 1935)

TLS (photocopy) Mrs. John D. Rockefeller - JJS, re: New York State Council of the Arts (April 11, 1974)

TL JJS - Alain Locke, re: photographing objects in the museum's collection (May 11, 1935)

TL JJS - Alain Locke, acknowledging receipt of May 22 letter (April 6, 1935)

TLS Alain Locke - JJS from (October 16, 1934)

TLS Alain Locke - JJS from, re: photographing objects in the museum's collection (October 16, 1934)

TLS (photocopy) AHB - JJS, inviting JJS to serve on the jury of Plexiglas sculpture competition (January 11, 1939)

TL (with penciled notations) JJS-AHB, accepting invitation to serve on the jury of Plexiglas sculpture competition (January 16, 1939)

TLS Gilbert Rohde - JJS from, re: judging of Plexiglas sculpture competition (January 23, 1939)

Blank entry form for "Competition for Sculpture in Plexiglas," with competition guidelines

1934-1962
26* Press clippings plus miscellaneous materials

The New York Times, December 22, 1946. "A Modern Sculptor," review of "Henry Moore."

New York Herald Tribune, December 22 1946. "Art of the Week: Henry Moore In a Striking Modern Display," Carlyle Burrows.

New Yorker, December 21, 1946, article by Carver on Henry Moore.

New York Sun, Friday, December 20, 1946. "Henry Moore, Modernist," Henry McBride.

New York World-Telegram, December 21, 1946. "Sculptor's Work Defies Theory," Emily Genauer.

The New York Times, December 16, 1946. "Art Show Offers Display by Moore," Edward Alden Jewell.

New York Herald Tribune, December 18, 1946. "Henry Moore's Art Works Put On Exhibit Here," Carlyle Burrows.

The New York Times, September 25, 1946. "Modern Art Shows 12 Of Its New Pieces," Edward Alden Jewell.

The New York Times, September 29, 1946. "Museum: Acquisitions," article about recent acquisitions at MoMA, the Whitney Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum.

The Art Digest, October 1, 1946. "Bought by Modern," Ben Wolf. Article about new acquisitions (nine paintings and three sculptures) at MoMA.

New York Herald Tribune, September 29, 1946. "Art of the Week: New Events Of the Opening Art Season," Carlyle Burrows. Article discusses new acquisitions at MoMA.

New York World Telegram, September 28, 1946. "New Works at Modern Museum," Emily Genauer.

The Nation, June 1, 1946. Clement Greenberg column about Marc Chagall exhibition at MoMA.

The Art Digest, June 1, 1946. "The Modern Honors First Woman - O'Keeffe," Jo Gibbs.

Newsweek, May 27, 1946. "O'Keeffe's Woman Feeling." First page only.

Time Magazine, May 27, 1946. "Georgia O'Keeffe's America," images of works from MoMA exhibition.

The New Yorker, May 25, 1946. "Mostly Women," Robert M. Coates. Review of Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition at MoMA.

Time Magazine, May 27, 1946. "Austere Stripper." Article about Georgia O'Keeffe.

New York World Telegram, May 18, 1946. "Georgia O'Keeffe's Exhibit," Emily Genauer.

The Sun, May 18, 1946. "O'Keeffe at the Museum," Henry McBride.

The New York Times, May 19, 1946. "O'Keeffe: 30 Years," Edward Alden Jewell.

New York Herald Tribune, May 19, 1946. "Paintings by O'Keeffe in Large Review at Modern the Museum," Carlyle Burrows.

National Sculpture Society Program of Ceremonies, May 9, 1945, 8:00 pm. Program of presentation of National Sculpture Society's Medal of Honor and Citation for Civic Achievement to Hon. Robert Moses.

The New York Times, May 15, 1946. "Exhibition Offers Work by O'Keeffe," Edward Alden Jewell.

The New Republic, n.d. "Poet and Peasant," Manny Farber. Review of Marc Chagall exhibition at MoMA.

Newsweek, April 22, 1946. "He Flies Through the Air." Review of Marc Chagall exhibition at MoMA.

Time Magazine, April 22, 1946. Arts column includes discussion of Marc Chagall exhibition at MoMA.

The Art Digest, April 15, 1946. "Tracing the Undeviating Path of Chagall," Ben Wolf.

Brooklyn Eagle, April 21, 1946. "Modern Museum of Art Features Comprehensive Chagall Exhibit," A. Z. Kruse.

The New York Times, April 14, 1946. "Eyes on Modernism," Edward Alden Jewell.

New York Herald Tribune, April 14, 1946. "Pioneers of Modern Painting: American Artists and Chagall," Carlyle Burrows.

The Sun, April 13, 1946. "Chagall's Fantasy," Henry McBride.

The New York Times, February 17, 1946. Image of "'Benediction,' bronze, by Jacques Lipchitz, recently acquired."

New York Herald Tribune, February 17, 1946. "Primarily French," Carlyle Burrows. Article mentions recent French acquisitions by MoMA.

Time Magazine, February 18, 1946. "A Little Song." Article about new acquisition by MoMA, "Benediction" by Jacques Lipchitz.

"Variety in Abstraction," The Arts Club of Chicago. March 5-30, 1946. Pamphlet of exhibition with brief essay by JJS.

Notice of event with JJS as presenter, "The Columbia Workshop presents Readings from T.S. Eliot's 'Four Quartets.'" March 16, 1946.

The New York Times, February 10, 1946. "In Three Museums: Whitney, Metropolitan and Modern Art Stage Diverse Events - Other Shows," Edward Alden Jewell.

The Art Digest, November 15, 1946. "Sweeney Resigns."

The Museum News, December 1, 1946. Resignation of JJS is noted.

The Art Digest, January 1, 1947. Includes mention of resignation of JJS.

The New York Times, n.d. "Modern Museum Opens 4 Displays," Edward Alden Jewell.

Invitation to JJS lecture, "Irish Painters of Today," at meeting of The Irish Arts and Literary Society. January 20, 1946.

New York Post, November 18, 1946. "If It's Art, Tell It To Sweeney," Dorothy Norman.

MKR's Art Outlook, November 11, 1946. "The Ayes of the Artists Are upon You!"

The New York Times, November 10, 1946. "Concerning Mr. Sweeney."

Art News of America, n.d. "Sweeney Resigns Modern Museum Post."

New York World-Telegram, November 2, 1946. "Windfall from the Mailman Touches on Some Grave Problems," Emily Genauer.

The New York Times, November 3, 1946. "Artists Uphold Sweeney."

New York World-Telegram, November 9, 1946. "Sweeney Resignation Explained," Emily Genauer.

New York World-Telegram, October 4, 1946. "Sweeney Resigns Art Museum Post."

The New York Times, November 2, 1946. "Director Resigns Art Museum Post."

The New York Times, November 17, 1946. "Mr. Sweeney Explains," letter to Stuart Davis from JJS.

The New York Times, April 10, 1946. "Modern Art Exhibits Works of Chagall; Prints and Ballet Sketches are Featured," Edward Alden Jewell.

Humor Column, unknown publication. Brief note concerning resignation of JJS by C.D.R.

The New York Times Magazine, December 15, 1946. "England Sends Us a Controversial Artist," Eric Newton. Article on Henry Moore.

The New York Times Book Review, December 22, 1946. "Marc Chagall: Two Viewpoints on His Life and Works," Alfred Werner. Includes review of "Marc Chagall" by JJS.

The New York Times, January 19, 1947. "Recent and Diverse Art Publications." Includes review of "Marc Chagall" by JJS.

The New Yorker, December 28, 1946. "Introducing Mr. Moore and Mr. Delvaux," Robert M. Coates.

Newsweek, n.d. "Moore Modernism."

Time Magazine, December 30, 1946. Arts page, includes discussion of Paul Devaux and Henry Moore at MoMA. First page only.

The Art Digest, January 1, 1947. "Henry Moore, Modern Briton, Impresses With His Aesthetic Vitality," Jo Gibbs.

College Art Journal, Vol. VI, No. 2 (Winter 1946). "A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Painting of Marc Chagall," Daniel E. Schneider, M.D.

The Times Literary Supplement, January 4, 1947. "Pictorial Arrangements." Includes review of "Marc Chagall" by JJS.

Vogue Magazine, January 15, 1947. "Henry Moore," Raymond Mortimer.

Assignment sheet from "History of Art: Architecture and Sculpture," course at Pratt Institute, 1946-1947.

The New York Times, January 24, 1947. Lecture by JJS is noted: "Arts and Civilizations: The Twentieth Century," Cooper Union Forum, Great Hall.

Program for Cooper Union lecture series "Arts and Civilizations," including lecture by JJS, "The Twentieth Century," January 24, 1947.

Catalog for "Andre Masson: Examples of His Work From 1922 to 1945," February 4 - March 1, 1947. Buchholz Gallery, Curt Valentin Gallery, 32 East 57 Street, New York. Includes text by JJS.

The Saturday Review of Literature, February 1, 1947. "The Fine Arts: Slighted Fields and Familiar Ground," James Thrall Soby.

Invitation to lecture by Simone De Beauvoir, "La Responsabilite de L'Ecrivain," at France Forever, February 11, 1947. With JJS also presenting.

Worcester Art Museum News Bulletin and Calendar, February 1947. "British Contemporary Painters."

The New Yorker, February 22, 1947. Brief article on a visit to MoMA by Albert C. Barnes mentions JJS.

Magazine of Art, 1947. "Henry Moore Comes to America," John D. Morse.

The New York Times, March 13, 1947. "Photographs and the Collected Art Works Of Stieglitz Will Be Exhibited by Museum."

The New Yorker, March 1, 1947. Cartoon with Henry Moore sculpture, signed AKoV.

Invitation to lecture by Mary Colum and Padraic Colum, "Irish Painters of Today," at meeting of The Irish Arts and Literary Society, JJS Chairman. March 30, 1947.

Invitation to dinner held by The American Committee of Jewish Writers in honor of Marc Chagall being named Honorary Chairman of Art of the International Jewish Conference on Culture, April 16, 1947. Image taken from "Marc Chagall" by JJS.

College Art Journal, No. 3 (Spring 1947). Image of "the Steed bit his Master" by Alexander Calder.

Invitation to opening of exhibition "Sculpture and Drawings by Henry Moore" at the Art Institute of Chicago, April 16, 1947.

New York Herald Tribune, May 7, 1947. "Art of the Week: Foreign and American Art in Full Flood," Carlyle Burrows.

The New York Times, May 4, 1947. "Doesburg in Retrospect."

Vogue Magazine, May 15, 1947. "Paul Klee: The great Swiss painter whose works are being collected for a Klee museum."

Invitation to "Artists Action Meeting" by the Art Division of Progressive Citizens of America, "to protest the State Department cancellation and recall of its exhibitions from abroad." May 5, 1947. JJS speaking.

The New York Times, May 6, 1947. "Artists Protest Halting Art Tour."

The New York Times Book Review, May 18, 1947. "People Who Read and Write." JJS mentioned as friend of T.S. Eliot.

MKR's Art Outlook, January 13, 1947. "Museum Gobbledygook." Discussion of JJS's resignation.

America, January 11, 1947. Arts column by Barry Byrne discusses resignation of JJS.

The Sun, April 13, 1946. "Chagall's Fantasy," Henry McBride.

New York World-Telegram, April 13, 1946. "Chagall in Museum Show at Last," Emily Genauer.

The Art Digest, January 1, 1947. "Peyton Boswell Comments: Review of the Year," Peyton Boswell, Jr.

New York Herald Tribune, December 15, 1946. "Dear Mr. Rockefeller…", C.D.R.

MKR's Art Outlook, November 25, 1946. "Nice While It Lasted: Another Shift in Administrative Policy Forces Out Another Head at the Modern."

MKR's Art Outlook, March 31, 1947. "Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Receives New Appointment."

New York World-Telegram, March 22, 1947. "What's Going On Behind Scene," Emily Genauer.

1946-1947

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