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Finding aid prepared by Marcia Bassett, 2000.
Machine-readable finding aid derived from Mayer Papers_Public.doc, 2007Machine-readable finding aid created by Kathleene Konkle. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Grace M. Mayer
Title: Grace M. Mayer Papers
Dates: 1929-1997
Quantity: 28.5 linear feet of records
Twenty museum cases of photographs

Arrangement

The Papers are organized into nine Series:
Series I: Steichen Correspondence, 1955-1989
Series II: Steichen's Death
Subseries A. Obituaries, 1973-1974
Subseries B. Condolence Correspondence, 1973-1988
Subseries C. 100th Anniversary Tribute, 1979-1980
Series III: Steichen's Way
Subseries A. Manuscripts/Typescripts, [1988-1995]
Subseries B. Material for Book, [1972-1989]
Subseries C. Correspondence, 1960-1992
Subseries D. Copyright 1975-1990
Subseries E. Card Files
Series IV: Museum Work
Subseries A. Card Files
Subseries B. Book Projects, 1962-1982
Subseries C. General Files, 1945-1993
Series V: Personal
Subseries A. Correspondence, 1966-1993
Subseries B. Subject Files, 1953-1994
Subseries C. Memorial and Post Death, 1978-1997
Series VI. Printed Material
Subseries A. Auction Sale Catalogs, 1982-1995
Subseries B. Periodicals, 1970-1995
Subseries C. Pamphlets, 1954-1992
Subseries D. Clippings, 1969-1992
Subseries E. Correspondence and Inscriptions
Series VII. Photographs
Subseries A. Correspondence, [1963-1997]
Subseries B. Photographs
Series VIII. Artwork
Series IX. Oversized and Fragile Materials
Subseries A. Newspaper Clippings Separated from GMM Papers II, 1973-1979
Subseries B. Miscellaneous, 1929-1985
Addendum A. Miles Barth Gift (1972-1986)
Addendum B. Grace M. Mayer Office Book and Periodical List
Addendum C. Collection Prints


Biographical Note

Grace M. Mayer, self-described "Writer, Collector and Curator" was born in New York City on November 26, 1901. She established herself as a pioneering Curator of Prints at the Museum of the City of New York and later as a Curator of Photography (1964-1968) and Curator of the Edward Steichen Archive (1968-1996) at The Museum of Modern Art. She was privately educated at the Ethical Culture School and the Seabury Schools, both in New York City, and attended one semester at Columbia University. As a teenager she spent two years in Europe where she was privately tutored and during World War I, she worked as a Nurse's Aide at Roosevelt and Holleran Hospital.

In 1930, Mayer joined the staff of The Museum of the City of New York as a volunteer and was named Curator of Prints in 1934. Although she did not have a formal education in this field, she took a fevered interest in expanding her knowledge of prints and photographs and was an early member of the Print Council of America. Over the next twenty-seven years, she organized more than one hundred exhibitions at the Museum and helped with the formation of one of the world's most comprehensive collections of prints and photographs depicting views of New York City. During this time she also established a close relationship with many of the contemporary photographers whose work she included in exhibitions such as Todd Webb, Erich Hartmann, Shirley C. Burden and Bernice Abbott. In 1958, Once Upon a City was published by MacMillian. The book contained a selection of photographs by the Byron Company depicting scenes of New York, with text by Mayer and a foreword by Edward Steichen, and was accompanied by an exhibition of the same name at the Museum. As Mayer described the story to Paul Cummings in an Oral History conducted with him in 1970 for the Archives of American Art, she sent Steichen a thank you letter for his contribution to the book and asked him what she could do to repay him. He immediately replied, requesting her help with the 1957 Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Seventy Photographers Look At New York [MoMA Exh. # 624, November 26, 1957-March, 1958].

In order to assist Steichen with the exhibition, Mayer took a leave of absence from The Museum of the City of New York; then in July of 1959, she joined The Museum of Modern Art staff as a Personal Assistant to Edward Steichen. In this position she worked on The Sense of Abstraction [MoMA Exh. # 659, February 17-April 10, 1960], Steichen The Photographer [MoMA Exh. # 682, March 29-May 21, 1961], and The Bitter Years [MoMA Exh. # 711, October 18-November 25, 1962].

Edward Steichen retired as Director of Photography in 1961, and John Szarkowski was appointed Director in 1962. Mayer was named Curator of Photography that same year, and in 1964, she organized the inaugural installation of the Museum's photography collection galleries. In 1968, Mayer retired as Curator of Photography and began working as a volunteer under the title Curator of the Edward Steichen Archive. During Mayer's tenure at the Museum her relationships with photographers continued to grow, and thus, her personal collection of photographs continued to expand. This is reflected by the inscription dates on the photographs, with the majority of dates spanning from the early 1960s through the 1980s.

Mayer's work on the Edward Steichen Archive included maintaining, collecting, and researching original and secondary material about Steichen. The collection consists of correspondence, articles by and about him, interviews, films, lectures, television scripts, photographs, and other significant material pertaining to his life and career. She made the Steichen Archive available to many researchers while continuing to work as an assistant to Steichen. Even though Steichen spent most of his time at his home Umpawaug in Redding, Connecticut, Mayer, was in close contact with him in reference to permissions to copy, loan or sell his photographs, and other matters involving Steichen materials at The Museum of Modern Art. In 1972, through Paul Cummings' suggestions, Praeger Publishers approached Mayer with the possibility of publishing a volume devoted to Steichen in the series, Documentary Monographs in Modern Art. The volume was never published but the initial work became Mayer's unpublished biography "Steichen's Way".

Mayer's contributions to the field of photography have been recognized by numerous biographical dictionaries as well as curatorial awards and honors including the In Service to Photography Award of the Maine Photographic Workshops (1987), the Infinity Award for Curatorial Achievement from the International Center of Photography, New York (1990), and in 1995 the Museum of the City of New York honored her with the exhibition, Curating New York: The Legacy of Grace M. Mayer. In 1993, The Museum of Modern Art named Grace M. Mayer Curator Emeritus of Photography.

Grace M. Mayer passed away on December 21, 1996, shortly, after her 95th birthday at her home in the Carlyle Hotel, New York City.

1901: Born November 26, 1901, Hotel Sevilla, 58th Street, New York City
1914-1918: Works as Red Cross Nurse's Aide at Roosevelt and Holloran Hospital
1930: Joins staff of Museum of the City of New York as a volunteer
1934: Appointed Curator of Prints, Museum of the City of New York
1934: Organizes the first major one-person exhibition of Bernice Abbott's photographs of New York City, Museum of the City of New York
1938: Organizes one-person exhibition of John Albok's photographs, Museum of the City of New York. New York. Faces of the City. September 21, 1938.
1946: Todd Webb Photographs, Museum of the City of New York. New York. I See a City. September 24, 1946
1956: Eric Hartmann, Museum of the City of New York. New York. Sunday with the Bridge. Jan. 24, 1956
1957: Shirley C. Burden, Museum of the City of New York. New York. Ellis Island. Dec. 11, 1957-May 19, 1958
1957: Assists Edward Steichen in assembling the show, Seventy Photographers Look at New York [MoMA Exh. # 624, Nov. 26, 1957-March, 1958]
1958: Macmillan publishes her book, Once Upon a City: New York from 1890 to 1910 as Photographed by Byron
1959: May, resigns as Curator of Prints from The Museum of the City of New York
1959: July, joins the staff at The Museum of Modern Art, as Edward Steichen's Personal Assistant
1960: Directs the exhibition The Sense of Abstraction [MoMA Exh. # 659, Feb. 17-April 10, 1963] with Kathleen Haven
1960: Installs Toward the New Museum of Modern Art-A Bid for Space-Part II [MoMA Exh. # 654, Oct. 28, 1960-Mar. 26, 1962], a selection of fifty-nine photographs from the collection, in the Museum's second floor galleries
1961: Assists Edward Steichen with his last exhibition, Steichen the Photographer [MoMA Exh. # 682, March 29-May 21, 1961]. The opening preview coincides with his eighty-second birthday on March 27, and his retirement from The Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is accompanied by a book of the same name. Mayer writes the Biographical Outline for the publication and Bernard Karpel complies a selected Bibliography.
1962: Works on The Bitter Years [MoMA Exh. # 711, Oct. 18-Nov. 25, 1962]
1962: John Szarkowski is appointed Director of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art
1962: Named Curator in the Department of Photography
1964: Organizes the inaugural installation of the Museum's Photography Collection Galleries
1967: Space allocated for the Edward Steichen Photography Center
1968: Retires as Curator from the Photography Department at The Museum of Modern Art
1968: Continues to volunteer at The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Photography as Curator of the Edward Steichen Archive
1970: May 11, Oral History; interviewed by Paul Cummings from the Archives of American Art
1987: Receives the In Service to Photography Award of the Maine Photographic Workshops
1990: Receives the Infinity Award for Curatorial Achievement from the International Center of Photography, New York
1991: March, April, The Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project, Interview with Grace M. Mayer conducted by Sharon Zane
1993: Named Curator Emeritus in the Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art
1995: The Museum of the City of New York honors Mayer with the exhibition, Curating New York: The Legacy of Grace M. Mayer
1996: December 21, Mayer dies at her home, the Carlyle Hotel, New York City


Scope and Content Note

The collected papers and photography collection of Grace M. Mayer gather together a lifetime of both professional and personal work. These provide a broad overview of her curatorial activities for the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art including her unpublished research and writing on the life of Edward Steichen and a rich study collection of photographs by many diverse international photographers. Her career is especially distinguished by her work in maintaining the Edward Steichen Archive at The Museum of Modern Art and her command of details pertaining to Steichen's life which is evident throughout her papers. The Papers are arranged to give special emphasis to Mayer's work as Curator of the Edward Steichen Archive and are organized into nine series and two addenda: Series I: Steichen Correspondence; Series II: Steichen's Death; Series III: Steichen's Way; Series IV: Museum Work; Series V: Personal; Series VI: Printed Material; Series VII: Photographs; Series VIII: Artwork; Series IX: Oversized Material; Addendum A. Miles Barth Gift, Addendum B. Office Books and Periodicals and Addendum C. Collection Prints. Series III: Steichen Correspondence, as well as folder V.10 in Series V. Personal, is currently closed to researchers. Addendum C. Collection Prints provides a cataloged record of Mayer's collection of over 1,000 photographs housed in the Department of Photography, separately from the papers. It is a unique collection in that the majority of works are inscribed by the photographers, many of whom were close friends.

The bulk of the Papers focus on details of Edward Steichen's life. It was through her position as Curator of the Edward Steichen Archive that Mayer came in touch with people who assisted her in attaining facts about his life. These people often became friends of Mayer, and included Steichen family members such as his daughters Kate Rodina Steichen and Mary Steichen-Calderone; associates of Steichen's such as his two technical assistants Rolf P. Petersen and Noel H. Deeks; his friend and fellow photographer, Wayne Miller; and other colleagues in the field of photography including: Davis Pratt, Curator of Photographs at Beinecke Rare Book Library, Yale University; photographer Gisèle Freund; fellow researchers Ronald Gedrim and Maynard P. White Jr. (also the grandson of the photographer Clarence H. White); and photography enthusiast and author, Inge Bondi. Many of these letters contain historical accounts of Steichen's life. The writings of Rolf P. Petersen and Noel H. Deeks record various darkroom techniques, discussing technical matters in printing and chemical formulas, as well as opinions on Steichen and his career as a photographer. The letters from his daughters provide quick date references and personal reminiscences of their father. Frankness and intimacy of correspondents is prevalent in both Mayer's professional and personal correspondence.

Mayer's collection of photographs consists predominately of gelatin silver prints received as gifts from the photographers. Largely collected here are the work of John Albok, Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo, Norbert Buchsbaum, Lucien Clergue, Bruce Davidson, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Lotte Jacobi, Lennart Olson, Edward Steichen, Josef Sudek, and Jerry Uelsmann. Many of the prints were personally inscribed to Mayer by the photographers. Her correspondence with photographers mainly comprises short greetings and newsy accounts of their travels, exhibitions and personal matters. Included along with the correspondence and photographs in the collection is a bibliography of Edward Steichen's published work and a chronology of his life, documented on index cards; manuscripts; clippings; notes; printed material (including auction sale catalogs, periodicals, and exhibition announcements) and artwork (including graphite and ink drawings, etchings, and watercolor paintings).

Missing from the Grace M. Mayer Papers are items related to her early curatorial involvement at MoMA. In the Department of Photography Mayer's notes and correspondence are found in the Departmental Files and the Bio-Files (a collection of artists' biographical information, including exhibition announcements, clippings, correspondence and press releases).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research, with the exception of restricted material, Series III. Steichen's Way and folder V.C.10 of Series V. Personal. For further information, please consult the Museum Archivist. Series VII. Photographs Subseries A. Collection Prints is housed in the Department of Photography. Please, contact the Department of Photography to view these materials.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Grace M. Mayer 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.


Related Collections at MoMA and Elsewhere

The Museum Archives includes a copy of an Oral History conducted with Grace M. Mayer by Sharon Zane in 1991. In the Oral History Mayer reflects on her years at The Museum of Modern Art.

The Edward Steichen Archive in the Department of Photography contains Mayer correspondence as well as numerous notes she made.

The institutional records at the Museum of the City of New York contain Mayer correspondence.

An oral history of Mayer, interviewed by Paul Cummings in 1970, can be found at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. The oral history focuses on Mayer's years at The Museum of the City of New York and The Museum of Modern Art.

The University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book and Manuscript Library holds Mayer correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1957-1971.

The University of Arizona, Center for Creative Photography holds the papers of Harry Callahan which include correspondence with Mayer.

The Emily A. Francis papers, 1930-1964 housed at The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. include correspondence with Mayer.


Administrative Information

Provenance

The Grace M. Mayer Papers were acquired as a bequest from Grace M. Mayer.

Preferred Citation

Grace M. Mayer Papers, [series.folder]. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.


Additional Descriptive Data

Explanation of Abbreviations

Letters: L [letter or memorandum]
AL: Autograph letter not signed
ALS: Autograph letter signed
TL: Typed letter not signed
TLS: Typed letter signed

Card: C [post card, picture postcard, or greeting card]
AC: Autograph card or message not signed
ACS: Autograph card or message signed
TC: Typed card or message not signed
TCS: Typed card or message signed

Notes: N [a line or two, at most a full page or any fragment and not identifiable as a signed letter or memorandum]
AN: Autograph note not signed
ANS: Autographed note signed

Manuscript Material [nonlegal or unoffical papers such as speeches, biographical sketches sermons, manuscript reminiscences, writings, and such other items of a generally narrative nature]
AMs: Autograph manuscript not signed
AmsS: Autograph manuscript signed in the hand of the author
TMs: Typewritten manuscript not signed in the hand of the author
TMsS: Typewritten manuscript signed in the hand of the author

Abbreviated Names of People, Places and Things
ES: Edward Steichen
ESA: Edward Steichen Archive
GEH: George Eastman House
GMM: Grace M. Mayer
JS: John Szarkowski
KRS: Kate Rodina Steichen
MCNY: Museum of the City of New York
MoMA: Museum of Modern Art
MSC: Mary Steichen-Calderone
NHD: Noel H. Deeks
RPP: Rolf P. Petersen

*Autograph [written in the hand of the author]

Other Abbreviations
[ ]: dates in brackets were determined from outside sources
encl.: enclosed with an item (no longer with the original item)
incl.: included with an item
item: one whole document (may include one or more leaves, or pages)
leaf: one sheet of a letter (used specifically with correspondence)
no.: number
n.d.: no date
n.p.: not published
n.y.: no year
pl.: plate
re:: regarding


Container List

 

Series I: Steichen Correspondence 1955-1989

Steichen Correspondence, 9/2/1955-7/4/1989, is placed at the beginning of the Papers because it encompasses Mayer's work at The Museum of Modern Art as both an assistant to Edward Steichen and Curator of The Edward Steichen Archive. Although Mayer technically served as Personal Assistant to Edward Steichen from 1959 until 1962 (when she was appointed Curator of Photography), this series reflects her continued dedication to assisting Steichen in his activities throughout The Museum of Modern Art. The content of the folders follows an alphabetical arrangement and chronologically therein.

The material in Series I is two-fold, consisting of materials documenting her daily routine as an assistant to Steichen (including invitations for Steichen to participate in an exhibition, copyright permissions to reproduce Steichen's work, and sale of his photographs), and secondly, Mayer's research correspondence regarding the acquisition of both factual information and material objects for the Edward Steichen Archive, as well as correspondence regarding outside research requests. As with all living photographers, permission to use the photographs had to be granted by Steichen and for this reason there are often short notes directed to Edward or Joanna Steichen, or to Chris Brown; (who worked at the Steichen's home as a secretary and aide from February 1964 through August 1972). Inter-filed with the outside request materials is correspondence relating to Mayer's research on acquiring factual information and Steichen memorabilia for the Steichen Archive. This correspondence, with a variety of authorities on Steichen, institutions, family members, and personal as well as professional acquaintances, illustrates how material for the Archive was obtained and added to the collection.

In processing this series it was decided to highlight letters that mention Steichen's participation in an exhibition or the sale of his work, or those which led to the acquisition of material or facts for the Steichen Archive. Included, and also highlighted, is correspondence from members of the Steichen Family, mainly Mary Steichen-Calderone, Kate Rodina Steichen and Joanna Steichen; close associates of Mayer or Steichen, including Noel H. Deeks, L. Fritz Gruber, Caroline Hammarskiöld, Tom Maloney, Wayne Miller, Beaumont Newhall, Davis Pratt and Maynard Pressley White, Jr.; and photographers represented in the Mayer collection, Jaime-Ardilla-Galvis, Rosellina Burri (René Burri), Jed R. Fielding, Hans Hammarskiöld, Allan Ludwig, and Robert Otero.

It must also be noted that Mayer filed correspondence and materials she received directly into the Edward Steichen Archive, without duplicating or making reference to it in the GMM Papers, Series I. Steichen Correspondence. Considering this, the Steichen Archive boxes should be consulted as an alternate source for information.

Folder Title Date
I.1 Abrams [Harry N. Abrams, Inc.]-Activity Records, Inc.

21 items; 19 leaves

2/14/1967-5/15/1974
I.2 Addison-Wesley Publishing Company-Allen [W.H. Allen & Co. LTD.]

22 items; 21 leaves

1 TL (copy) ES-Nat Cowan [African Museum Johannesburg, South Africa] (12/7/1971), re: acquisition of ES prints]

1 ALS Dr. Mehemed Femy Agha-GMM (n.d.), re: presentation of sword to ES

7/15/1968-3/24/1978
I.3 Alonzo, Antonio-American Institute of Architects

26 items; 22 leaves

5/3/1966-11/19/1974
I.4 Amsterdam [Openbaar Kunstbezit]-Aperture

20 items; 14 leaves

2/7/1964-7/26/1977
I.5 Aquinas High School-Art Education, Inc.

25 items; 27 leaves

3 TLS Butler Coleman [Archives of American Art]-GMM (4/20/1970-11/26/1971), re: GMM and ES Oral History Projects for the Archives of American Art; see also: ESA

3 TLS Jaime Ardila-Galvis-GMM (7/1/1971-5/14/1981)

1 ALS Jaime Ardila-Galvis-GMM (4/14/1978), see also: GMM Papers VII.A (Jaime Ardila-Galvis)

5/23/1966-5/14/1981
I.6 Art In America-Arts Council of Great Britain

26 items; 28 leaves

For The Art Institute of Chicago; see also: GMM Papers Addendum A Miles Barth Gift and ESA box Steichen, EdwardPhotographs by in other Collections

1 TLS Miles Barth-GMM (n.d.), GMM forwards a copy of the letter to Dennis Longwell (7/23/1973), re: loaning ES material to The Art Institute of Chicago

1 TLS (copy) David Travis-JS (10/29/1973), re: interest in ES autochrome work; locating autochrome work in public and private institutions

1 TLS David Travis-GMM (10/30/1973), re: same request as above

1 TL GMM-David Travis (11/4/1973)

1TL [JS]-David Travis (11/14/11973)

11/25/1969-5/20/1978
I.7 Asociatia Artistilor Fotografi-Audio-Visual Archives

22 items; 19 leaves

1 ALS Robert C. Atmore-Curator of Photographs (1/8/1966), re: interest in re-creating The Family of Man exhibition at The Choate School, Andrew Mellon Library

1 memo GMM-Monroe Wheeler (1/13/1966), re: reply to Robert C. Atmore, estimated Compo cost of a small edition of The Family Man exhibition

1 TLS (copy) Robert C. Atmore-Mr. & Mrs. [David] Rockefeller (2/23/1966), re: potential supporters for re-creation of The Family of Man exhibition and appeals for recommendations of other potential foundations that may support such a project

1 TL (copy) David Rockefeller-GMM (3/15/1966), re: reply to the above

1 ALS Andrew C. Atmore-ES (3/4/1968), re: inquiry as to the possibility of the Carl Sandburg exhibition at Hallmark Galleries becoming a travelling exhibition

1/8/1966-5/27/1972
I.8 Bach, Friedrich Teja-Bass, Virginia W.

23 items; 19 leaves

1 TLS (copy) Friedrich Teja Bach-Ms. Walker (8/2/1981) incl. 1 ALS (copy) written on original letter MCS-Friedrich Teja Bach (n.d.); re: reply to inquiry as to ES interest in the Esoteric or Occult

1 TLS Michelle Bain-ES (5/26/1964) incl. 1photograph, Michelle Bain. Untitled (Girl sitting on curb). Ca. 1964. Gelatin silver print, 9.5" x 7.5625

1 ACS Margaret Barr-[GMM] (n.d.)

1 TL (copy) Alfred H. Barr, Jr.-ES (1/8/1964) incl. 1 note [GMM]-Pat [Walker]; re: ES negatives of Rodin's Balzac

10/2/1963-5/3/1982
I.9 Benedetto, Marie-Bibliothèque Nationale

24 items; 23 leaves

1 TL GMM-Edgar Bernstein (1/16/1980) incl. typed note [GMM]; re: purchase of ES painting and a portrait of Miss Simpson at [1978] auction; inquires about details of painting

1 TLS Edgar Bernstein (1/30/1980), re: reply to above with name and address of couple that purchased the work

3/10/1966-2/21/1980
I.10 Birmingham Festival of Arts-Boje, Walter

26 items; 19 leaves

2 TLS, 1 ANS Carl G Bjornkrantz-GMM (11/5/1969-8/10/1975), see also: ESA materials filed in various boxes, incl. copies of letters and snapshots

Black Star (10/25/1981-11/30/1981), see also: GMM Papers I.81;VII.A (Roberto Otero)

3/28/1966-11/30/1981
I.11 Bondi, Inge

14 items; 30 leaves

1 typed listFrom the Collection of Rare Dada Photographs and Photographic Works. [re: items for sale from the collection of Arturo Schwarz labeled confidential

1 Notice of Deposition, see also: GMM Papers; I.94; ESA box Steichen, Edward 1972

5/14/1971-5/7/1978
I.12 Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc.-British Museum

33 items; 29 leaves

1TLS Brassaï, (Gyula Halász)-ES (10/24/1968), re: arrival in New York for Brassai: Photographs [MoMA Exh. # 873, October 29, 1968-January 5, 1969]; other gallery showings of his work

1 TMs (fragment) [GMM], "The Introduction of Modern Art to the United States" [2 pp.]

10/24/1968-5/3/1989
I.13 Bronson, Betty-Bylica, Alexander A.

22 items; 15 leaves

1 ALS Rosellina Burri-GMM (10/1976) 1 TLS Rosellina Burri-GMM (3/9/1976), see also: GMM Papers VII.A (Rene Burri)]

1 TLS Alexander A. Bylica-GMM (9/28/1971), re: ES painting in his collection

12/9/1969-10/1976
I.14 Cahn, William-Callahan, Harry

23 items; 25 leaves

1 ALS Carroll M. Cain-GMM (5/12/1981), re: gift of ES portrait of KRS; see also: ESA box Steichen Family

1 TL (copy) MSC-[GMM] (1/1974), re: New Year Greetings-1974]

2 TLS MSC-GMM (11/12/1968 -1/22/1974

incl. list of materials donated to ESA (5/5/1972); see also: ESA box Steichen Family

1 ALS Harry Callahan-GMM (9/12/1965), re: donation of ES letters to ESA

1 ACS Dee [Knapp]-GMM (10/16/n.y.)

6/8/1966-5/18/1981
I.15 Camden Arts Centre-Camera Club

16 items; 13 leaves

4 TL GMM-Allan Porter (12/14/1966-3/3/1973)

2 TLS Allan Porter-GMM (1/29/1973-2/7/1973), re: request to represent ES in the journal Camera as part of the "Living Masters of Photography" series

1 TL Allan Porter-ES (9/7/1966)

1 TLS (copy) Allan Porter-ES (5/27/1966), re: permission to use photographs

See also: GMM Papers I.85

5/7/1966-3/2/1973
I.16 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-Capa, Cornell

25 items; 26 leaves

Gerald B. Cantor Collection of Art (10/18/1972-3/5/1973), re: purchase of ES prints; see also: ESA box Steichen, Edward, Photographs by, in other collections]

1 TLS Cornell Capa-GMM (7/25/1973), re: permission to use ES quote

2/28/1972-7/25/1973
I.17 Carl Sandburg College-Clark, Elizabeth

26 items; 28 leaves

1 TCS KRS-[GMM] (10/24/1969), re: permission to use ES photographs in publication, incl. 1 ALS Larry Carr-KRS (10/17/1969)

Center for Creative Photography, see also: GMM Papers III.B 3; ESA box Film, TV, Interviews, Lectures, etc.; box Steichen, Edward Photographs by in other collections

3/31/1966-5/3/1980
I.18 Channel 5-Cleveland Museum of Art

19 items; 20 leaves

1 ALS Rene Cherny-ES (4/21/1958), re: worked for Rodin from 1902-1908 at Meudon; encounter with Alfred Stieglitz in 1935

1 TL ES-Rene Cherny (5/2/1958)

1 TL ES-Jane Clapp (12/3/1970), re: permission to use ES photograph, Brancusi's Bird in Space for book on censorship

4/21/1958-5/27/1982
I.19 Coke, Van Deren [The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque]-Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

23 items; 22 leaves

1 TLS Gladys Pohl [Condé Nast Publications, Inc.]-GMM (11/12/1973)

Re: donation of two copies of "50 Photographs by 50 Photographers" Vogue (August 15, 1948)

See also: ESA box Vogue and Articles by Steichen

5/6/1973-1/20/1980
I.20 Connaissance des Arts-Cook, Myra B.

22 items; 21 leaves

1 pamphlet What is Love? (Rosemont, PA: Cornelia Connelly Guild, [1967]). Wayne Miller photographs incl.usive; see also: ESA box 1962 for earlier pamphlet with photographs by ES

1 purchase requisition (copy) (8/5/1975), re: miscellaneous ES materials from the collection of KRS photographed and copied for ESA; see also: ESA

1 TLS Colin Nayer [St. James Press]-GMM (6/8/1981), re: preparing biographical reference titled, Contemporary Photographers

incl. 1 TMs (copy) entry for ES with corrections in GMM hand (5 pp.)

1 typed excerpt from Edward Steichen,Conversations With the Elder Wise Men of Our Day, Edited and with an introd. by James Nelson, The Wisdom Ser. [Wisdom (Television Program)] (New York: Norton [1958])

3/12/1966-11/21/1981
I.21 Cordier, Pierre-Crane, Arnold H.

14 items; 15 leaves

2 TLS Pierre Cordier-GMM (3/9/1977-8/8/1977), re: visit to New York, incl. 1 typed list [untitled] of people who made the trip enjoyable

1 pamphlet, Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts of Brussels, Pierre Cordier 20 Years Chemi-grams (Brussels: Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts of Brussels [1976]). Transferred to GMM Papers VI.C.16

1 TLS Douglas Corry-GMM (9/21/1970), re: donation of photographs of ES by Douglas Corry; see also: ESA

6/16/1966-5/2/1979
I.22 Crile, Helga Sandburg-Currier Art Gallery

28 items; 26 leaves

10 TLS Helga Sandburg Crile-GMM (11/9/1974-4/22/1976), re: interest in obtaining copies of ES photographs of her mother [Lillian Steichen]; will provide material for "Steichen's Way," donation to ESA; see also: ESA box Paintings

1 staff photograph requisition (10/28/1975), re: list of materials copied from ESA for Helga Sandburg Crile

1 TL (copy) C.E. Bjorncrantz-Helga Sandburg Crile (12/18/1975), re: his Uncle, Carl Eduard Bjorncrantz traveled with ES in Europe and passed down ES photographs, pastels and postcards to him; see also: ESA for copies of these materials

1 TMs Helga Sandburg Crile [Untitled] Poetry (Cairo,.75/1980) On Having Lost My Wedding Ring While Rounding The World In This, Sixtieth Year (Sri Lanka, 3/15/1980). [3 pp.]

1 TLS David S. Brooke [Currier Art Gallery]-GMM (4/21/1971), re: acquisition of ES photograph J.P. Morgan

4/1/1969-3/15/1980
I.23 Dael Prichard Organization-Davis, Obie

21 items; 18 leaves

1 TLS Gregory d'Allessio-GMM (6/15/1972), re: responds to GMM posting in New York Times for memorabilia pertaining to ES

2 ALS Gregory d'Allessio-GMM (8/15/1972-7/20/1973), re: donation of photographs of ES by Len Steckler; see also: ESA box Photographs of Steichen

2/6/1970-6/21/1982
I.24 Deeks, Noel H.-Dial Press

33 items; 29 leaves

1 TLS Jacob Deschin-GMM (3/11/1975), re: encl. portrait of ES at GEH; see also: ESA

1 TLS (copy) Marius de Zayas-GMM (5/31/1960), see also: ESA for ES caricatures

1 TLS Rodrigo de Zayas-GMM (2/8/1972), re: mention of father Marius de Zayas, his works, and his friendship with Monroe Wheeler; incl. 1 ANS Monroe [Wheeler] re: ES and Marius de Zayas relationship

1 ALS, 1 ACS NHD-GMM (7/31/1979-4/30/1980), see also: GMM Papers III.B 3; ESA box Film, TV, Interviews, Lectures, etc. and Steichen, Edward Films, tapes, etc

5/31/1960-4/30/1980
I.25 Diamond, Martin-Dorr, Nell

23 items; 20 leaves

1 TLS Charles C. Sellers-ES (2/15/1966), re: ES photograph to be featured in a Dickinson College Library exhibition

1 TL GMM-Charles C. Seller, (4/16/1966) [encl. 1 (copy) of The Dickinson Alumnus; see also: ESA box Steichen Portraits

1 TLS Jean Dieuzaide-GMM (12/29/1971), written in French, re: donation of photograph; see also: ESA

1 TLS GMM-John Dixon (5/17/1989), re: offer of ES items in his mother's [Dorothea Lange] files

1 TLS (copy) Rene d'Haroncourt-Paul Taylor (1/26/1966), re: Dorothea Lange [MoMA Exh. #879, January 24-April 10, 1966]; attached as enclosure to John Dixon letter (4/18/1989)

2/8/1966-5/20/1980
I.26 Doubleday Press

23 items; 21 leaves

1/9/1967-12/4/1973
I.27 Dover Publications, Inc.-Dutton [E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.]

17 items; 12 leaves

9/13/1967-5/16/1979
I.28 Eastman Kodak Company-Encyclopedia Americana

30 items; 31 leaves

Note: for GEH; see also: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House

1 TLS Pete Braal [Eastman Kodak Company]-ES (10/29/1969), re: invitation to exhibit in The Universal Eye at Expo '70

1 TL GMM-Pete Braal [Eastman Kodak Company] (11/12/1969), re: acceptance on behalf of ES to participate in The Universal Eye at Expo '70

1 TLS David Eisendrath-GMM (7/16/1972), re: anecdotes relating to ES

1 TL GMM-Elliott Erwitt (7/11/1968), re: use of 1959 photograph of ES attending The Family of Man exhibition in Moscow

1 ALS Elliott Erwin-GMM (7/12/1968)

12/11/1967-7/14/1976
I.29 Encyclopaedia Britannica

45 items; 34 leaves

12/7/1965-10/5/1973
I.30 Encyclopedia of World Art-Eskildsen, Ute

20 items; 9 leaves

2/9/1967-7/18/1977
I.31 Failey, Mary Jane-Fielding, Jed R.

35 items; 34 leaves

1 TLS (copy) Majie Failey-ES (9/1/1968), re: guest of Carl Sandburg in 1956 and would like to arrange meeting with ES

1 TLS Nat Fein-Pat Walker (7/23/1973), re: donation of photographs; see also: ESA

1 TLS Jed R. Fielding-ES (10/16/1970), re: request for a visit with ES at Umpawaug

1 TL Jed R. Fielding-GMM (12/8/1970), re: visit with ES at Umpawaug

1 ALS Jed R. Fielding-GMM (n.d.) [12/1971] [re: gift to GMM of one his photographs; see also: GMM Papers VII.A (Jed Fielding)

4/22/1968-8/26/1973
I.32 Filippini, Paola-Focus International Book Production

28 items; 25 letters

11/23/1961-7/1/1979
I.33 Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts-Free Library of Philadelphia

31 items; 30 leaves

2 ALS Davis Pratt-GMM (3/28/1972-12/21/[1972]), re: purchase of ES photographs; contact with ES and Joanna Steichen

1 TLS Davis Pratt-Joanna Steichen (1/25/1972), re: purchase of ES photographs for the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2 TLS ES-J.T. Fraser (11/11/1964 & 11/15/1965), re: TheFamily of Man photographs; Journal of The International Chronosophical Society

11/11/1964-1/10/1978
I.34 Fresley, Richard-Futternick, Roy

24 items; 21 leaves

1 TLS Roy Futternick-GMM (9/16/1988) [encl. 1 photograph of camera owned by ES; see also: ESA

11/21/1963-10/31/1988
I.35 Gagnon-Garrard Publishing Company

31 items; 31 leaves

4/8/1969-10/12/1974
I.36 Geist, Sidney-Ginn and Company

27 items; 24 leaves

3 TLS, 1 TL GMM-ES (2/18/1971-2/20/1971);in memo format; re: Sidney Geist inquiries about ES photographs of Constantin Brancusi, his studio and his involvement with the 1908 exhibition at "291"

1 TLS Richard Oldenburg-Shirley Dobson Gilroy (8/21/1984) incl. 1 brochure Amelia: Pilot in Pearls with incl.usion of ES photographs

3/15/1969-8/29/1984
I.37 Giuffre [Casa Editorice Dott A. Giuffre]-Grolier Incorporated

32 items; 27 leaves

1 TL GMM-Louis Goldman (6/7/1971), re: donation of photograph of ES; see also: ESA

5/11/1966-4/7/1983
I.38 Grossman, Bernd-Gruber, L. Fritz

27 items; 27 leaves

1 TLS (copy) L. Fritz Gruber-Waldo Rasmussen (5/2/1963), re: ES exhibition at "Photokina"; incl. 1 list Photographs By Edward Steichen Lent To L. Fritz Gruber (6/9/1963); request for ES enlargements to be used in an exhibition, Great Photographers of This Century

12 TLS L. Fritz Gruber-GMM (2/8/1967-12/17/1979), re: his private photography collection; ES photographs in the collection; articles on ES for ESA

7 TL GMM-L. Fritz Gruber (3/5/1967-3/15/1974), re: reply to above

5/2/1963-12/17/1979
I.39 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York-Gusgow, Keith

10 items; 8 leaves

1 pamphlet (annotated) John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships United States of America and Canada 1971.

7/29/1969-10/20/1976
I.40 Haags Gemeentenmuseum-Hansen, Henning

17 items; 19 leaves

1 TLS Hammarskiöld, Caroline & Hans-GMM (2/22/1971), re: provenance of ES photograph, Rodin-Le Penseur. 1902; names other photography collections in Europe

2 ALS Caroline Hammarskiöld-GMM (3/1/1977-3/24/[1977]), re: visit to New York and divorce from Hans Hammarskiöld

1 TLS Hennig Hansen-GMM (5/27/n.y.) incl. 1 TMs Henning Hansen, "Paths Through 'The Walk to Paradise Garden' on W. Eugene Smith" [5 pp.]

3/29/1966-6/4/1982
I.41 Harcourt Brace Joanovich, Inc.

23 items; 23 leaves

6/10/1966-1/15/1973
I.42 Harker, Margaret-Hawkins [G. Ray Hawkins Gallery]

27 items; 27 leaves

1 TLS David Fahey [G. Ray Hawkins Gallery]-GMM (10/9/1981) [encl. PhotoBulletins with incl.usion of ES photographs; see also: ESA

10/28/1968-10/26/1981
I.43 Heath [D.C. Heath and Company]-Historical Pictures Service

30 items; 27 leaves

1 TL GMM-Mark Hinderaker (1/22/1980), re: ES and Robert Frank relationship

9/24/1963-4/24/1981
I.44 Hodes, Linda-Hoffman, Henriette

6 items; 5 leaves

4/15/1963-2/7/1989
I.45 Holiday

2 items; 1 note

1 TMs Edward Steichen, "Interview between Mr. Edward Steichen and Holiday Magazine," (10/27/1955). [42 pp.], see also: ESA box Films, Tapes, etc

10/27/1955
I.46 Holmes, Sam-Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.

29 items; 24 leaves

3/12/1969-1/2/1973
I.47 Homer, William I.

32 items; 26 leaves

1 ALS William I. Homer-GMM (1/20/1973), re: permission to use ES quotes, incl. typed quotes (4 pp.)

1/20/1977-4/27/[1979]
I.48 Hooykass, Else Madelon-Hudson, Sean

20 items; 18 leaves

1 TLS ES-GMM (5/6/1968), re: fees for Houghton Mifflin

1 TL ES-Stanley Hubbs (6/11/1968), re: unable to make requested changes to The Family of Man layout

4/22/1968-6/4/1980
I.49 Ifrage-International House

17 items; 12 leaves

11/9/1967-11/17/1975
I.50 International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House

30 items; 24 leaves

See also: Beaumont Newhall and GEH

1 TLS Marianne Margolis-GMM (12/1/1978), re: photograph thought to be made by ES

1 TL GMM-Marianne Margolis (12/10/1978), re: reply to above

1 TLS William I. Homer-Marianne Margolis (10/18/1978) incl. reproduction photograph attributed to Gertrude Kasebier but thought to be by ES; see also: ESA box Steichen, Edward Photographs by in other collections

2/22/1961-9/14/1979
I.51 International Photo Shows-Ives, Edward J.

20 items; 15 leaves

2/7/1968-7/23/1973
I.52 Jackson, Mrs. R.-Jorgensen, Victor

29 items; 26 leaves

1 typed pamphlet The Magic Portraits by Robert J. Flaherty and Frances H. Flaherty (Hillsboro, New Hampshire: The Lotte Jacobi Place, 1968). inscribed on recto 1 ANS Lotte Jacobi-ES

1 TLS Feeno Jacobs-GMM (8/10/1972)

1 TL GMM-Feeno Jacobs (8/30/1972), re: donation of ES letter to ESA; see also: ESA box Important Letters Feeno Jacobs 8/30/1972

3 TL GMM-Victor Jorgensen (7/20/1972-2/24/1980), re: donation of snapshots of ES aboard the Lexington; see also: ESA

1 TLS Victor Jorgensen-GMM (7/31/1972), see also: ESA box Memorabilia

[7/1968]-5/23/1980
I.53 Kaib, Mary-King, John Richard

28 items; 25 items

6/13/1966-1/17/1977
I.54 Kiwior, Diane-Koch, Richard

23 items; 15 leaves

1 ALS Dee Knapp-GMM (6/27/1972), re: donation of articles (copies) pertaining to her work with ES; see also: ESA

1 memo GMM-Monroe Wheeler and Richard Koch (2/10/1966), re: new additions to The Family of Man exhibition; see also: GMM Papers I.7

1 memo Monroe Wheeler-GMM (3/23/2966), re: new additions to The Family of Man exhibition

2 TLS Michael Foytényi-ES (5/16/1966-6/3/1966), re: requesting permission to re-make an earlier version of a film using photographs from The Family of Man Exhibition

1 TMs United States District Court Southern District of New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Plaintiff, Against MACO Magazine Corporation, Jerry Mason and Fred R. Sammis, Defendants. Civil Action No. 146-192 Affidavit (5/9/1961). [7 pp.]

3/5/1970-12/19/1978
I.55 Kodak-Kunstgewerbemuseum Zurich

21 items; 20 leaves

1 ALS Bernard L. Koten-ES (6/7/1961), re: visit with ES at MoMA, has photographs of ES in Moscow

6/7/1961-12/21/1980
I.56 Laposka, Gloria-Leonard, Blanche

20 items; 18 leaves

1/24/1966-9/7/1981
I.57 Levine, Paul-Librairie Larousse

13 items; 11 leaves

5/25/1966-4/2/1970
I.58 Library of Congress

24 items; 18 leaves

1 TL (copy) ES-David C. Mearns (8/2/1967), re: printing portraits of Carl [Sandburg] for The Library of Congress

1 typed list, Photographs by Edward Steichen for The Library of Congress (7/1/1968), see also: ESA box Steichen, Edward Photographs by in other collections

1 TLS (copy) Jerald Maddox-GMM (4/22/1970), re: ES exhibition, Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. Creative Photography 1869-1969. October 6, 1970-April 30, 1970.; encl. press release; see also: ESA

8/2/1967-5/17/1975
I.59 Liebe Freundschaft Solidaritat-Lindley, Lucia Woods

27 items; 22 leaves

incl. 4 TLS on letterhead of the GEH, re: Lincoln Rochester Trust Co

7/24/1967-10/16/1972
I.60 Logan, David S.-Look Magazine

13 items; 10 leaves

7/14/1970-1/25/1974
I.61 Lorentz, Elizabeth [Mrs. Pare]

27 items; 20 leaves

1 memo (copy) GMM-JS and Dennis [Longwell] [re: found mural paintings made by ES who was commissioned by Mr. And Mrs. Eugene Meyer in 1915; see also: GMM Papers III.B.22-23; 37; ESA box Material from Yale Steichen [Eugene]Meyer letters from The Library of Congress

1 TL (copy) Betsy Jones-Elizabeth Lorentz (10/3/1974), re: donation to MoMA of paintings by Francis Picabia and the mural paintings by ES

2/21/1971-11/1/1977
I.62 Lowe, Sue-Lvov, Photo Club

13 items; 9 leaves

1 ALS V.A. Scherbovich [Photo Club, Lvov]-ES (2/15/1970), letter translated by Serge Milaschewitsch, original sent to ES

1 ALS Philip Grausman-GMM (n.d.), re: showing the work of photographer Allan Ludwig to GMM; incl. two reviews of Martha Clarke's dance performance

2 TLS Allan Ludwig-GMM (n.d. -11/8/1974), re: visit with GMM and offer of a photograph for her collection; see also: GMM Papers VII.A (Allan Ludwig)

2/25/1970-8/23/1979
I.63 McCabe, John-McFarland, Clifford

29 items; 25 leaves

2/16/1966-6/6/1974
I.64 McGraw-Hill Book Company

31 items; 26 leaves

1 TLS Ed Kuhn-ES (10/5/1955), re: interest in publishing a book of Roman Vishniac photographs and would like ES to write an introduction

1 TLS Patrick L. Dudensing-ES (3/16/1956), re: confirmation of ES to judge the Seventh Annual McGraw-Hill Arts and Crafts Show

1 TLS A.L. Hart, Jr.-GMM (7/14/1964) [encl. two books, The Home Place And The Inhabitants, for GMM (no longer with papers)

1 TL GMM-A.L. Hart, Jr. (7/16/1964)

10/5/1955-4/5/1973
I.65 M.H. de Young Memorial Museum-Maloney, Tom

27 items; 18 leaves

1 TL Tom Maloney-GMM (1/7/1971) [donation of ES letter (copy); see also: ESA; incl. exhibition catalogue: United States Navel Academy Anniversary Exhibition 1845-1970; 4 reproduction photographs incl. in the exhibition

2 TLS Tom Maloney-GMM (4/21/1972-5/15/1972), re: Nimitz Library; GMM contribution to be included in the ES collection at the Library

1 TLS Tom Maloney-Ralph F. Colin (5/16/1972), re: suggests ES as a prospective recipient of the Sandy Art Award

1 TL Tom Maloney-John Szarkowski (10/30/1973), re: donation of photographs [U.S. Navy] Pacific Operation; see also: GMM Papers III.B.10; 39; ESA

8/16/1969-10/30/1973
I.66 Martin, Robert H.-Mathews, Oliver

27 items; 20 leaves

1 ALS Cyril Clemens-ES (7/18/1965) incl.1 pamphlet Mark Twain Journal XIV, no. 2 (Summer 1969); note: inscribed on recto 1 ANS Cyril Clemens-ES

1 TLS (copy) John Marin, Jr.-ES (5/7/1966), re: found ES portrait of John Marin

5/7/1966-11/29/1978
I.67 Matt, D.-Mendoza, George

15 items; 11 leaves

1 ALS, 1 TLS Glenn Matthews-GMM (10/26/1972-12/21/1972), re: donation of lecture Glenn Matthews, "Photographic Illustration" (lecture given before the Rochester Camera Club, 1936); see also: ESA box Films, TV, Interviews, lectures, etc.; donation of biographical article on ES, Glenn Matthews, PSA Journal 11 (December 1945): 527-528.; see also: ESA

4/8/1968-7/25/1973
I.68 Metropolitan Museum of Art-Meyer, [Mrs. Eugene]

23 items; 18 leaves

1 photograph reproduction Carlos Baca-Flor. Portrait of J.P. Morgan (1837-1913). The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1 memo James T. Soby-Alfred H. Barr, Jr. (12/1/1958), re: marked confidential; potential bequest by Mrs. Eugene Meyer

1 TL (copy) Rene d' Harnoncourt-Mrs. Eugene Meyer (1/16/1968), re: establishment of ESA

12/1/1958-8/7/1978
I.69 Michals, Duane-Miller, Wayne

15 items; 16 leaves

1 TL GMM-Joanna Steichen (6/13/1972), re: Duane Michals to photograph ES

2 ALS Serge Milaschewitsch-GMM (n.d.), re: employment as a gardener at Umpawaug

1 ALS (copy) W.B. Joshinga-Wayne Miller (6/12/1960), re: requests copy of a print from The Family of Man Exhibition

3 TL GMM-Wayne Miller (7/11/1968-4/12/1973), re: establishment of ESA and possible ES exhibition in Washington D.C

2 TLS Wayne Miller-GMM (8/6/1970-8/3/1972), re: visit with ES at Umpawaug; Navy photographs located in the National Archives

7/11/1968-3/28/1978
I.70 Milwaukee Art Center-Modern Photography

24 items; 16 leaves

2 TLS Minneapolis Institute of Arts-ES (12/2/1955-1/11/1956), re: portraits of John Marin to use in publication, incl. 3 pamphlets (monthly Members' calendar) Attractions 1954, 1956, 1957

1 TL ES-Minneapolis Institute of Arts (12/12/1955), re: sending John Marin portraits, one by Alfred Stieglitz, 1920 and two by George Daniell, 1952

12/2/1955-11/29/1976
I.71 Moffitt, George A.-Musee de l'Etat

26 items; 27 leaves

1 TLS George A. Moffitt-ES (2/20/1967), ES replies on verso, re: Condé Nast period and model he photographed

1 TLS MSC-GMM (11/30/1973), re: The Family of Man installation at the Château de Clervaux

11/17/1965-6/15/1975
I.72 Museo de Arte-Myers, Stephen

26 items; 21 leaves

1 TLS (copy) Museum of the City of New York-GMM (1/9/1981), re: donation of photographs taken by ES and Dana Steichen; see also: ESA box Steichen Family

8/27/1968-7/4/1989
I.73 Namuth, Hans-National Educational Television

22 items; 13 leaves

1 TMs (copy) R.C. Normandie (8/17/1973), corrected in GMM hand [re: biographical essay for printing in The National Cyclopedia of American Biography] [11 pp.]

1 typed list Films & TV Films Relating to ES (1966-1967) [2 pp.]

5/31/1968-8/24/1973
I.74 National Gallery of Art-National Observer

13 items; 11 leaves

4/4/1966-12/19/1978
I.75 National Portrait Gallery

25 items; 17 leaves

1 TLS Charles Nagel-ES (4/5/1967), re: acquisition request of photographs, Edward Steichen by Joan Miller and Carl Sandburg (montage) by ES for National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C

1 article Margaret R. Weiss, "Museum Preview: A Camera Portrait," Photography, (March 2, 1968): 15-17

3/27/1967-6/30/1978
I.76 Navy [Department of the Navy]-Die Neue Sammlung, Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst

22 items; 16 leaves

incl. 12 reproduction ES photographs from Vogue

1 TLS F.X. Churney-GMM (3/23/1971), re: date ES was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Award

1/28/1970-5/12/1978
I.77 New Britain Museum of Art-New York University

32 items; 31 leaves

1 TLS (copy) Charles B. Ferguson-Rene d'Harnoncourt (7/6/1966), re: possibility of borrowing drawing (John Marin. Lower Manhattan, 1920.) for planned exhibition of ES work

7/6/1966-7/25/1977
I.78 Newark Public Library-Newhall, Beaumont

22 items; 16 leaves

4 TLS Beaumont Newhall-ES (5/20/1958-7/28/1958), re: Masters of Photography book; incl. 1 list Photographs by Edward Steichen for Braziller Book

1 ALS Beaumont Newhall-GMM (10/30/1976), re: identification of Alvin Langdon Coburn in an ES print; ES portrait of F. Holland Day, Solitude

1 TLS Beaumont Newhall-GMM (2/8/1981), re: ES article, "Grezen" in Camera-Kunst (Berlin 1903): 12-15

11/7/1957-2/8/1981
I.79 Newsday-Novack, Barry

18 items; 12 leaves

1 TLS Dorothy Norman-GMM (7/30/1969), re: Stieglitz book; ES chronology regarding the selection of Rodin drawings for the Photo-Secession in 1906

2 TL GMM-Dorothy Norman (8/3/1969-1/28/1970)

1 ALS Dorothy Norman-GMM (n.d.)

7/30/1969-3/28/1975
I.80 Octopus Books Limited-Omer, Mordeshai

22 items; 23 leaves

1 TLS Helma O'Gorman-ES (8/19/1969), re: visit to MoMA; photographs of ES

1 TL GMM-Helma O'Gorman (8/24/1969), re: photographs of ES; see also: ESA

1 ALS Helma O'Gorman-GMM (4/6/1970)

5/16/1968-4/12/1977
I.81 Oprescu, G.-Oxford University Press

30 items; 30 leaves

1 ALS Roberto Otero-GMM (2/20/1983), re: sending translation of prologue to Retrato de Picasso, ([Barcelona]: Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, Services de Cultura, 1982)

1 TL GMM-Roberto Otero (3/27/1983), re: donation of Roberto Otero, Recuerdo de Picasso. (Madrid: Ministerio de Cultura, [1984]). to ESA; see also: GMM Papers VII.A (Roberto Otero)

3/25/1959-3/27/1983
I.82 Pace, Mary-Pacific Photographic Fair

23 items; 17 leaves

1 TLS R.J. Gleghorn [Pacific Photographic Fair]-ES (n.d.) [1966] [re: invitation to participate in the Pacific Photographic Fair

1 TL GMM-R.J. Gleghorn (7/25/1966), re: reply to above

1 typed list Photographs of Edward Steichen: An Exhibition Highlight of Pacific Photographic Fair

3/1967-12/21/1971
I.83 Packman, Robert-Parker-Neal Book

13 items; 8 leaves

2/23/1970-5/2/1979
I.84 Parsons School of Design

24 items; 20 leaves] [re: ES photographs stolen from exhibition, Parsons School of Design. New York. Images. April 25-[May 16], 1969

2/3/1969-8/24/1970
I.85 Patrinos, Nick D.-Perley, Alberta

24 items; 21 leaves

1 TLS Irving Penn-GMM (5/7/1973), re: photographs of ES (1959); see also: ESA

1 TLS Willa Percival-GMM (4/4/1972)

1 ACS and 1 TLS Willa Percival-GMM (10/31/1973-11/18/1973), re: donation of Willa Percival photographs of KRS at Steichen Pond, 1973; see also: ESA

5/22/1956-2/10/1975
I.86 Peters, Sarah-Phillips, Chris

23 items; 23 leaves

1 ALS Hobart Lyle Williams-GMM (5/3/1966), re: regret that GMM could not attend the Rodin Benefit

1 TLS (copy) Hobart Lyle Williams-ES (10/26/1966), re: purchase of ES photographs

1 TLS Hobart Lyle Williams-GMM (11/9/1966), re: delivery of ES photographs to be signed; return of three photographs which were not purchased

4 TLS Chris Phillips-GMM (7/7/1980-5/28/1982), re: completion of article on ES; signing of contract with Abrams to do a book on ES Naval Aviation Unit; personal matters

4/18/1966-5/28/1982
I.87 Photo-Photographic Society [Stockholm Photographic Society]

14 items; 11 leaves

1 typed cable (copy) Bo Boesen-ES (5/7/1966), re: ES awarded a medal by the Photographic Society in Stockholm

1 ALS Masao Nagaoka-ES (12/18/[1968]), re: met ES when he visited Japan, requests prints of the Delphiniums

1 TL ES-Masao Nagaoka (1/16/1969), re: mailing his portrait made by Joan Miller

8/21/1956-10/30/1973
I.88 Photography Hall of Fame

16 items; 12 leaves

See also: GMM Papers V.A.5; ESA box Awards, Honors

4/7/1973-4/18/1974
I.89 Photography Source & Resource-Portland Museum of Art

26 items; 25 leaves

1 TL ES-Peter Pollack (10/30/1970)

2 TLS (copy) Peter Pollack-ES (3/23/1971-4/17/1971), re: ES entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica; Abrams book project; see also: GMM Papers IV.B.1-5

1 ALS Joanna Steichen-GMM (5/13/1971), re: Abrams publication refusal

1 TLS Allan Porter-GMM (10/25/1972), re: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grant statement, An Investigation into the International Aspects of Photography. (1 p.)

12/8/1967-3/25/1979
I.90 Post, George-Pulvertaft, Rosalind

21 items; 21 leaves

1 TL GMM-Leif Preus (5/3/1980) [encl. copy of Fotoforum; 1 TL (copy) ES-Rodin (1901); see also: ESA

1 TLS Davis Pratt-GMM (11/5/1968), re: sending a copy of exhibition catalogue, Just Before the War

4/25/1966-5/3/1980
I.91 Radium Films Inc.-Rasky [Harry Rasky Productions]

16 items; 14 leaves

2/23/1967-11/9/1971
I.92 Reader's Digest-Rienelt, Frank

20 items; 17 leaves

1 TLS Frank Reinelt-GMM (8/20/1968)

1 TL GMM-Frank Reinelt (8/26/1968), re: making copy of negative, ES and Frank Reinelt from 1938; see also: ESA

8/9/1967-1/28/1978
1.93 Rhodesia National Foto 69-Rogovin, Anne

24 items; 23 leaves

1 TLS Milton Rogovin-GMM (8/25/1980), re: collaborate on a book of his work; see also: GMM Papers VII.A (Milton Rogovin)

1 TLS Marc Riboud-GMM (7/20/1977), re: delivery of Josef Sudek photographs owned by GMM to Lucien Clergue; see also: GMM Papers V.A.48

1/10/1966-8/25/1980
1.94 Roosevelt Junior High School-Rossman, Dr. I.

17 items; 16 leaves

1 TL GMM-Naomi Rosenblum (12/6/1984), re: errors in dates relating to ES entry in A World History of Photography

1 TLS Naomi Rosenblum-GMM (12/10/1984)

1 TMs Dr. I. Rossman, "A Geriatrician Visits Steichen," (6/6/1972). [6 pp.]

11/10/1966-12/10/1984
I.95 The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain-Rubenstein, Elliott

22 items; 25 leaves

See also: ESA box Photo-Secession in reference to a catalogue The Secessionists donated by The Royal Photographic Society

1 TLS Elliot Rubenstein-ES (8/25/1968) incl. poem, Elliot Rubenstein, "Upon Seeing Edward Steichen's Photograph of the George Washington Bridge"

1 TL ES-Elliot Rubenstein (9/20/1968), re: invitation to meet in New York City and present him with a photograph

8/25/1968-11/28/1978
I.96 St. James-Sandburg, Margaret

24 items; 18 leaves

2 TLS Margaret Sandburg-GMM (11/24/1970- n.d.), re: request for copies of ES photographs

11/24/1970-11/30/1981
I.97 Sater, James- Schang, F.C.

19 items; 24 leaves

1 TLS Joseph Halle Schaffner-ES (12/2/1969) incl. 1 TLS (copy) Joseph Halle Schaffner-Donna Goodman (12/1/1969); 1 TLS (copy) Joseph Halle Schaffner-Paula Steichen (12/2/1969); re: would like ES to make a portrait of him

1 TL ES-Joseph Halle Schaffner (12/11/1969), re: reply to above, fee quoted for making portraits

2/5/1969-9/12/1972
I.98 Schau, Michael P.-Scott, Foresman and Company

34 items; 31 leaves

3 TL (copy) GMM-Mrs. William Howard Schubart (10/28/1968-12/13/1968), re: owner of early ES self-portrait and 1 ALS ES-Mrs. William Howard Schubart; copies for ESA; see also: ESA

1 ALS, 1 ANS Dorothy Schubart-GMM (11/25/1971-8/25/1974)

10/18/1966-8/25/1974
I.99 Seaman, Nancy-Smith, Ella

27 items; 25 leaves

1 TLS Joe Mayer-GMM (5/26/1978), re: unable to obtain information about the Secondary Education Annual Book Award

1 TLS Jose Sigala-GMM (8/14/1981)

2 ALS, 1 TLS Carlton Smith-GMM (2/3/1966-5/1/1979), re: purchase of ES photograph

1 TLS Tom O'Conner Slone III-GMM (1/14/1978), re: his father was associated with ES, Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Secessionist

3/3/1966-8/14/1981
I.100 Smithsonian Institution-Spalding, Albert

22 items; 22 leaves

2 TLS Spira, S.F. [Spiratone Inc.]-GMM (8/1/1972-8/17/1972), see also: ESA box Important Letters, Documents, etc

1 TLS Herb Snitzer-GMM (11/11/1977), re: potential exhibition of ES photographs at Photopia Gallery to correspond with the publication of "Steichen's Way"

1 TLS (copy) GMM-Herb Snitzer (11/20/1977), re: reply to above

2/8/1966-6/2/1977
I.101 Spiegel, Ted-Steichen, Francois

25 items; 24 leaves

1 TL GMM-Leonard Steckler (7/31/1973), re: gratitude for donation of two photographs to ESA; see also: ESA

1 TL [Secretary of ES]-ES (1/19/1956), re: interview concerning Diogenes by NBC; memo attached from GMM (10/15/1972), "letter came to light in the departmental file."

1 TLS (copy) ES-GMM (7/18/1966), re: verifying that ES copy and original negatives in the possession of GMM and RRP are the property of ES

1/19/1956-11/11/1981
I.102 Steichen, Joanna-Steichen, Kate Rodina

33 items; 26 leaves

1 TLS Joanna Steichen-GMM(12/10/1972)

1 ALS Joanna Steichen-GMM(11/26/1972), re: sliding scale for use of ES photographs; incl. list Photographs Owned By Mr. Steichen Now in Steichen Archive Room (8/24/1971)

8 TLS KRS-GMM (8/15/1970-12/27/1976)

1 ACS KRS-GMM (12/4/1976)

1 ALS KRS-GMM (6/26/1978), see also: GMM Papers. III.C.2.; ESA box Steichen Family

8/15/1970-6/26/1978
I.103 Steiner, Paul-Sterckshof [Het Sterckshof-Museum]

18 items; 15 items

3/24/1967-12/22/1972
I.104 Sternberg, Carol-Sturgis, Warren

21 items; 12 leaves

3 ALS Flora Straus-GMM (n.d.), re: donation of photographs and two letters by ES; incl. list of Gifts Offered by Mrs. Flora Straus; see also: ESA

1 TL Lee D. Witkin-Flora S. Straus (1/25/1971), re: appraisal of ES works in connection with donation to MoMA; see also: ESA box Steichen Family

1 TLS Christer Strömholm-ES (7/17/1965), re: book: Christer Strömholm, Till Minnet Av Mig Själv (Stockholm: Nordisk Rotogravyr, 1965)

2 typed notes GMM (6/17/1971), see also: ESA box WWI relating to materials owned by Warren Sturgis

7/17/1965-2/14/1975
I.105 Sunday Times Magazine-Sutton, William

20 items; 15 leaves

1/17/1968-10/12/1977
I.106 Taliercio, Joseph-Tice, George

21 items; 19 leaves

3 TLS Erik Thomsen-GMM (6/14/1972-8/11/1972) [encl. photograph (copy) of ES family party, (1962); see also: ESA box Steichen Family

2/4/1969-8/14/1981
I.107 Time-Life Books

45 items; 39 leaves

4/15/1976-8/6/1968
I.108 Time-Life Broadcast, Inc.-Turner, W. Scott

30 items; 32 leaves

1 TL (copy) Stanley G. Triggs-GMM (4/8/1969), re: ES photographs given to Notman Archives, McCord Museum, Montreal by Claire Willis; excerpt of letter from Claire Willis, re: Paderewski lithograph made by ES

1 TL John Szarkowski-Stanley G. Triggs (4/29/1969), re: ES photographs in Notman Archives, McCord Museum, Montreal; see also: ESA box Photographs in other collections; box, Memorabilia

1 TLS Leo Trachtenberg-GMM (6/20/1972), re: worked for MoMA from 1948 to 1952 on various publicity assignments which incl. photographs of ES

1 TL GMM-Leo Trachtenberg (6/28/1972), re: copy of photographs of ES; see also: ESA

3/16//1966-11/6/1974
I.109 Clare Udell Incorporated-USIA

23 items; 20 leaves

11/22/1967-7/2/1980
I.110 United States Naval Academy-University of Delaware

22 items; 18 leaves

1 TLS United States Naval Academy-GMM (12/1/1972), see also: ESA box, Wars, photograph of ES

7/1963-10/26/1978
I.111 University of Illinois-University of Zagreb

22 items; 21 leaves

1/20/1970-9/15/1982
I.112 Vanderbilt, Paul-Verlag Ernst Wasmuth Tübingen

21 items; 19 leaves

3/15/1969-3/17/1983
I.113 Victoria & Albert Museum-Vogue

15 items; 13 leaves

1 TLS Carol Hogben-GMM (3/17/1967), re: acquisition of ES photographs for the collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum

1 TL GMM-Carol Hogben (4/12/1967), re: purchase of ES photographs; incl. list

6/25/1965-1/24/1977
I.114 Walker Art Center-Welch, Virginia

26 items; 23 leaves

1 TLS Washington Post [J.R. Wiggins]-ES (9/2/1955), re: invitation for ES to serve on an endowment committee for the Eugene Meyer Chair of Medicine at George Washington University

1 TLS, 1 ALS Virginia Welch-GMM (4/27/1973-8/25/1973), re: donation of photograph of ES; see also: ESA

9/2/1955-8/11/1981
I.115 Weller, John L.-Wheeler, Susan

16 items; 15 leaves

1 TL GMM-Dick Hubert (1/16/1970), re: copy of tape, Celebrity's Choice (WABC FM 1/17/1967); see also: ESA

2/11/1966-2/12/1978
I.116 White, Barbara

9 items; 8 leaves

5/1/1980-7/18/1988
I.117 White, Jr., Maynard Pressley

33 items; 32 leaves

See also: ESA box [1923-1924] F. Holland Day portrait of ES, ES drawing, and blueprint of Clarence White; GMM Papers III.B.40; III.C.24

12/28/1972-10/24/1977
I.118 Whitman, Alden-John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Publishers

27 items; 23 leaves

2 TL GMM-Janine Wiedel (4/5/1972-5/23/1975), re: donation of photographs of ES; see also: ESA

6/1/1966-4/8/1978
I.119 Wilner, Seymour J-The Witkin Gallery

20 items; 14 leaves

7/1/1969-3/26/1976
I.120 Witlin, Diane-WXXI TV 21 & fm 91.5

13 items; 10 leaves

1 TLS Chris Zimmerman-GMM [re: interview with GMM and KRS; see also: ESA box NBC Wisdom Series WXXI-TV Material

8/27/1969-1/22/1980
I.121.a Yale University-Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

23 items; 22 leaves

Re: acquisition of copies of Stieglitz-Steichen correspondence for ESA and attempts to locate the letters Stieglitz wrote to Steichen

See also: ESA box: Material from Yale Steichen -[Eugene]Meyer letters from The Library of Congress

3/18/1968-3/18/1971
I.121.b Yale University-Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

22 items; 22 leaves

Re: acquisition of copies of Stieglitz-Steichen correspondence for ESA and attempts to locate the letters Stieglitz wrote to Steichen

See also: ESA box: Material from Yale Steichen -[Eugene]Meyer letters from The Library of Congress

3/29/1971-8/29/1977
I.122 Yodkoff, Jeffrey-Zoll, Stephen

12 items; 13 leaves

2/4/1970-5/24/1980

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Series II: Steichen's Death

 

Subseries II.A: Obituaries 1973-1974

Obituaries and Articles, 3/26/1973-1/1974, is primarily newsprint clippings relating to the death of Edward Steichen. The obituaries are from nearly all of the fifty states in the United States plus a number of countries. In Subseries A, it was decided to retain the original clippings and full page newsprint items. Each newsprint clipping and full page newspaper was photocopied on preservation bond paper and the originals were transferred to Series IX.A. Oversized and Fragile Material where smaller clippings are housed in a document box and full page papers and oversized clippings are housed in newspaper storage boxes. The clippings are arranged in alphabetical order by state followed by international ones. Due to the fragility of the original newsprint clippings in GMM Papers IX.A, special permission to view the material must be granted by the Museum Archivist.

Folder Title Date
II.A.1 Alabama

7 clippings

3/26/1973-3/28/1973
II.A.2 Alaska

2 clippings

3/26/1973-3/27/1973
II.A.3 Arizona

1 clipping

3/26/1973
II.A.4 California

44 clippings and 1 magazine

3/26/1973-4/7/1973
II.A.5 Colorado

5 clippings

3/26/1973-3/28/1973
II.A.6 Connecticut

31 clippings and 1 newspaper

3/26/1973-4/1/1973
II.A.7 Delaware

3 clippings

3/26/1973-3/29/1973
II.A.8 District of Columbia

4 clippings

3/26/1973-3/29/1973
II.A.9 Florida

15 clippings

3/26/1973-8/18/1973
II.A.10 Georgia

5 clippings

3/26/1973-3/28/1973
II.A.11 Idaho

5 clippings

3/26/1973
II.A.12 Illinois

24 clippings and 1 newsletter

3/26/1973-5/1973
II.A.13 Indiana

16 clippings

3/26/1973-3/31/1973
II.A.14 Kansas

7 clippings

3/26/1973
II.A.15 Kentucky

4 clippings

3/26/1973
II.A.16 Maryland

12 clippings

3/26/1973-4/7/1973
II.A.17 Massachusetts

32 clippings

3/26/1973-7/6/1973
II.A.18 Michigan

20 clippings

3/26/1973-3/28/1973
II.A.19 Minnesota

4 clippings

3/26/1973
II.A.20 Mississippi

3 clippings

3/26/1973-3/27/1973
II.A.21 Missouri

6 clippings

3/26/1973
II.A.22 Montana

5 clippings

3/26/19173
II.A.23 Nebraska

4 clippings

3/26/1973-3/27/1973
II.A.24 Nevada

4 clippings

3/26/1973
II.A.25 New Hampshire

6 clippings

3/26/1973
II.A.26 New Jersey

7 clippings

3/26/1973-3/30/1973
II.A.27 New Mexico

2 clippings

3/26/1973
II.A.28 New York: Magazines

3 clippings and 4 magazines

Popular Photography 73, no.1 (July 1973)

The Photo Reporter 3, no. 6 (June 1973)

Time (New York), (April 9, 1973)

World Magazine 2, no. 13 (6/19/1973)

4/1973-7/1973
II.A.29.a New York City: Magazine; Clippings

5 clippings and 2 typed notes

John Szarkowski, " 'Grateful for the questions he has posed for us'," Artnews, (May 1973): 30

Russell Watson, "Edward Steichen, 1879-1973," Newsweek, (April 9, 1973): 3, 72

"Edward Steichen 1879-1973," Vogue, (May 1973): 1910-191

Edna Bennett, "Edward Steichen 1879-1973," Photographic Business and Product News, (June 1973)

Margaret R. Weiss, "Edward Steichen (1879-1973)," World, (June 19, 1973): 54-56

2 typed notes [GMM-1974] [re: Obituary feature and memorial tribute

4/9/1973-6/19/1973
II.A.29.b New York City: Magazines

5 magazines

American Artist 37, no. 374 (September 1973)

Industrial Photography 22 no. 5 (May 1973)

Life Special Report [transferred to GMM Papers VIII.A.7

Modern Photography Annual, (1974)

Photo Newsletter 2, no. 2 (March-April 1973)

The Photo Reporter 3, no. 4 (April 1973)

4/1973-[1]/1974
II.A.30 New York City-Newspapers and New York City

14 clippings

News Summary and Index, New York Times, March 26 1973, p. 41

Alden Whitman, "Edward Steichen Is Dead at 93; Made Photography an Art Form," New York Times, March 26, 1973, p.1, p.44 col. 1

Gene Thorton, "Edward Steichen 1879-1973," New York Times, April 1, 1973

3/26/1973-4/15/1973
II.A.31 New York State

41 clippings and 1 magazine

3/26/1973-5/1973
II.A.32 North Carolina

18 clippings

3/26/1973-3/29/1973
II.A.33 North Dakota

5 clippings

3/26/1973-3/27/1973
II.A.34 Ohio

35 clippings

3/26/1973-9/1973
II.A.35 Oklahoma

8 clippings

3/26/1973-4/10/1973
II.A.36 Oregon

9 clippings

3/26/1973
II.A.37 Pennsylvania

30 clippings

3/26/1973-4/9/1973
II.A.38 Puerto Rico

1 clipping

3/27/1973
II.A.39 Rhode Island

2 clippings

3/26/1973
II.A.40 South Carolina

5 clippings

3/26/1973
II.A.41 Tennessee

9 clippings

3/26/1973-3/29/1973
II.A.42 Texas

28 clippings

3/26/1973-3/29/1973
II.A.43 Utah

2 clippings

3/26/1973
II.A.44 Vermont

7 clippings

3/26/1973-3/27/1973
II.A.45 Virginia

12 clippings

3/26/1973-4/10/1973
II.A.46 Washington

11 clippings

3/26/1973-3/30/1973
II.A.47 West Virginia

7 clippings

3/26/1973-3/29/1973
II.A.48 Wisconsin

18 clippings

3/26/1973-4/4/1973
II.A.49 Wyoming

1 clipping

3/26/1973
II.A.50 Belgium

1 clipping

4/1/1973
II.A.51 Denmark

1 clipping

5/6/1973
II.A.52 Dominican Republic

1 clipping

5/15/1973
II.A.53 England

3 clippings and 1 magazine

1 TLS Royal Photographic Society-GMM (6/7/[1973])

2 TL GMM-Royal Photographic Society (8/15/1973-8/22/1973), re: corrections to the ES obituary that appeared in The Photographic Journal 113, no. 5 (May 1973)

3/26/1973-8/22/1973
II.A.54 France

6 clippings

3/27/1973-10/1973
II.A.55 Germany

19 clippings

3/27/1973-4/27/1973
II.A.56 Holland

1 clipping

4/2/1973
II.A.57 Italy

6 clippings

3/27/1973-5/1973
II.A.58 Japan

14 clippings

incl. typed English translation

3/27/1973
 

Subseries II.B: Condolence Correspondence 1973-1988

Correspondence, 3/25/1973-5/20/1988, consists of condolence letters received by Mayer, The Museum of Modern Art, and Kate R. Steichen; documents concerning the planning of the memorial service; post-death publicity statements; a list of gifts from the Steichen Estate to MoMA; a copy of Steichen's will; and burial site information including photographs of the site. The material is arranged chronologically unless otherwise noted. Condolence letters received by Kate R. Steichen, the daughter of Edward Steichen, were reviewed by Mayer, to determine which ones should be added to the Steichen Archive. Folder II.B.3 reflects the letters Kate Steichen chose as the "most interesting," while others were transferred by Mayer to the Steichen Archive, box Important Letters, Documents, etc.

Folder Title Date
II.B.1 Condolence Letters

24 items; 27 leaves

Arranged chronologically

See also: ESA box Important Letters, Documents, etc

1 typed telegram Henri Cartier-Bresson-GMM n.d

1 TLS Brassaï, (Gyula Halász)-GMM (4/26/1973)

2 typed telegrams Cornell Capa-GMM (3/27/1973, 4/3/1973)

1 ALS Lucien Clergue-GMM (3/28/1973)

1 TLS Allan Porter-GMM (3/29/1973)

1 TLS Ansel Adams-JS (3/30/1973)

1ALS Jaques-Henri Lartigue-GMM (3/30/1973)

1 typed telegram (copy) Paul Strand-Richard Oldenburg (4/2/1973)

1 typed telegram (copy) Paul Strand-JS and GMM (4/2/1973)

1 ALS Paul Strand-Richard Oldenburg (4/2/1973)

1 TLS Jaime Ardila-Galvis-GMM (4/6/1973)

1 ALS Yasuhiro Ishimoto-GMM (4/9/1973)

1 TLS Roman Vishnac-GMM (4/11/1973)

1 TLS Nicolas Dean-GMM (4/19/1973)

1 TLS NHD-GMM (8/27/1973)

3/25/1973-8/27/1973
II.B.2.a Condolence Letters Received by Kate R. Steichen: Unknown Last Name

8 items; 8 leaves

Arranged alphabetically by last name, frequently added in KRS hand

n.d.-3/30/1973
II.B.2.b Condolence Letters Received by Kate R. Steichen: Allen, Marie-Crile, Helga Sandburg

24 items; 22 leaves

1 ACS Mande Burton-KRS (n.d.), incl. 1 ALS Mande Burton-KRS (3/25/1973)

1 TLS Helga Sandburg Crile-KRS (4/23/1973)

3/27/1973-4/23/1973
II.B.2.c Condolence Letters Received by Kate R. Steichen: Dale, Rich-Gunther, Mr. & Mrs.

26 items; 25 leaves

n.d.-5/26/1973
II.B.2.d Condolence Letters Received by Kate R. Steichen: Haas, Anabel-Murray, Peggy

30 items; 30 leaves

3/26/1973-4/25/1973
II.B.2.e Condolence Letters Received by Kate R. Steichen: Nature Center for Environmental Activities-Rossmassler, Barbara

14 items; 20 leaves

3/27/1973-4/1/1973
II.B.2.f Condolence Letters Received by Kate R. Steichen: Sanchez, Eduardo-Wood, Bill

27 items; 28 leaves

3/26/1973-7/19/1973
II.B.3 Condolence Letters Received by Kate R. Steichen

9 items; 11 leaves

In GMM hand, "these are the most interesting Kate Steichen," arranged alphabetically by last name

1 TLS Bob Adams-KRS (3/26/1973)

1 ACS Gloria Dickinson-KRS (3/29/1973)

1 ALS Seymour Douglas-KRS (3/25/1973)

1 ALS Lois Goodrich-KRS (n.d.)

1 TLS Ken McCormick-KRS (4/6/1973)

1 TLS Scott [Sorenson]-KRS (n.d.) fragment of TLS, p. 4 of 4

1 ALS Warren Sturgis-KRS (3/26/1973)

1 ALS Hermine Turner-KRS (3/25/1973)

1 ALS George Wells-KRS (n.d.)

n.d.-4/6/1973
II.B.4 Publicity Correspondence

23 items; 14 leaves

Arranged chronologically

3/27/1973-5/30/1973
II.B.5.a Site Selected for Burial Place: Correspondence

21 items; 12 leaves; arranged chronologically

1 TLS copy KRS-Mrs. Carl Sandburg (12/4/1969) ES burial instructions

1 sketch (diagram) made by Wayne Miller on verso in GMM hand: (Wayne's [Miller] diagram of where burial site is to be. Drawing made in 1973.)

1 TL GMM-Kathleen Havens (3/10/1974), re: final text for ES memorial plaque

1 TLS Chris Brown-GMM (7/25/n.d.), re: ES memorial plaque to be attached to designated rocks, and concern about construction near the site

1 TLS Chris Brown-GMM (8/3/n.d.), re: hiring a person to attach the memorial plaque at ES burial site

1 ALS Serge Milaschowitsch-GMM (3/1980), re: ES burial ash site; incl. 1 TLS Joanna Steichen-GMM (2/26/1980), re: ES ashes

1 ACS Serge Milaschowitsch-GMM (n.d.)

1 TLS KRS-GMM (3/5/1980)

1 TC KRS-GMM (8/1/1982), incl. (copy) of John Mitchell, Megalithomania: Artists, Antiquarians and Archaeologists at the Old Stone Monuments (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1982)

12/14/1969-8/1/1982
II.B.5.b Site Selected for Burial Place: Photographs

12 items

1 8 x10 negative of ES burial ash site

1 negative print of ES burial ash site

3 Gelatin silver prints of ES burial ash site marked guide print on recto of one print

1 contact sheet [annotated on recto of print: (Pilot # 19 3/20/1980)

5 Gelatin silver prints of ES burial site/rocks, from (3/20/1980) contact sheet

Wayne Miller. Steichen in Front of His Chosen Burial Site. (n.d.). Gelatin silver print, 9.375" x 6.3125, incl. 1 note (copy) in GMM hand: (Photographed by Wayne Miller, Steichen in front of his chosen burial site.)

n.d.-3/20/1980
II.B.6 Steichen Gifts 1973

4 items; 2 leaves

1 typed list of material given to MoMA after ES death (n.d.)

1 TL GMM-Joanna Steichen (8/20/1973), re: gratitude for gifts given to MoMA

1 TL GMM-Joanna Steichen (8/15/1973), re: proper credit line to be used with gift items; 1 ANS Joanna Steichen response on same paper

1 typed list Listing of Things Being Given to the Museum of Modern Art Archives From the Steichen Estate (n.d.) attached note signed by Bobbi Carrey (n.d.) explaining organization and contents

8/15/1973-8/20/1973
II.B.7 Steichen Memorial Service

10 items; 3 leaves

3 sympathy cards

1 TMs copy Henry Allen Moe, "Memorial to Edward Steichen" (4/3/1973); attached memo Henry Allen Moe-Dick Oldenburg (4/25/1973)

1 memo typed, addressed to Mrs. John D. Rockefeller and Richard H. Koch (4/18/1973); see also: Sound Recordings of Museum-Related Events # 73.10 for a copy of the speech

1 clipping John Szarkowski, "'Grateful for the questions he has posed for us'," Artnews, (May, 1973): 30

1 TMs (transcript of services) "Memorial Service for Edward Steichen" (4/3/1973), [8 pp.]

1 memo Liz Shaw-Richard E. Oldenburg, cc. GMM (3/28/1973), re: ES memorial service to be held at MoMA

3/28/1973-4/25/1973
II.B.8 Will

4 items; 3 leaves

Arranged chronologically

1 TLS Lawrence Freeman-GMM (5/20/1988), incl. 1 (copy) Last Will and Testament of ES, with codicil to last will attached 18 pp.]

1 TLS MSC-GMM, incl. 3 pp.(copy) from the will of ES

3/3/1976-5/20/1988
 

Subseries II.C: 100th Anniversary Tribute 1979-1980

The 100th Anniversary Tribute, 3/22/1979-1/1980, consists of clippings and journal articles honoring Steichen's 100th Anniversary and arranged chronologically. This day also marked Joanna Steichen's decision to donate 12,000 to 15,000 photographs by Edward Steichen to the George Eastman House in Rochester New York, making the it the largest archive of Steichen's photographic works. Included here is sympathetic correspondence received from friends empathizing that The Museum of Modern Art was not the recipient, as well as clippings or journal articles dedicated to the event.

Folder Title Date
II.C.1 Correspondence

5 items; 4 leaves

1 ALS MSC-GMM (3/30/1979), re: ES material donated [to GEH] by Joanna Steichen

1 TLS Robert M. Doty-GMM (4/3/1979), re: ES material donated [to GEH] by Joanna Steichen

1 TLS Bobbi Carrey-GMM (4/10/1979), re: ES material donated [to GEH] by Joanna Steichen; encl. postcards (no longer with letter)

3/27/1979-4/10/1979
II.C.2 Clippings

15 items

3/22/1979-10/23/1979
II.C.3 Journals

2 items

Printletter 22, no. 4 (July/August 1979)

Photographica XII, no. 1 (January 1980)

7/1979-1/1980

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Series III: Steichen's Way

Series III is currently closed to researchers. For further information, please consult the Museum Archivist.

Series III provides documentation of the work involved in writing "Steichen's Way". It is divided into five subseries.

Subseries A. Manuscripts, (1988-1995), consists of four versions of Mayer's manuscript "Steichen's Way," illustrations to accompany the text and reproduction photographs of the illustrations to be used for the book.

Subseries B. Material for Book, (1972-1988), generally includes notes and drafts of a more preliminary nature than those in Series III.A. However, pieces are identical to those collected in Mayer's final manuscript, such as Noel H. Deeks' account of his employment with ES, "My Years With Steichen"; Rolf P. Petersen's contribution "Let the Lights Sing," relating to his years working as an assistant and printer for Steichen's retrospective exhibition and subsequent publication, A Life in Photography; and Steichen's own writing, "Photographing Rodin's Balzac." There is also considerable correspondence accompanying the drafts. Deeks' transcribed diaries, from 1935 to 1942 are included. They provide a rich insight into the daily lab assignments and color experiments that he was working on under Steichen's direction. Similarly, Petersen's correspondence includes details regarding technical issues of printing photographs and opinions of Steichen. Correspondence from Petersen may also be found in Series V. Personal, Subseries A. Correspondence.

The subseries also includes copies of articles, correspondence with associates of ES, and copies of correspondence from the Alfred Steiglitz/Georgia O'Keefe Papers (YCAL MSS 85) at Yale University. The date span of the series does not reflect these research materials. Series III.B has some overlap with Series I, because Mayer culled and copied select materials from Series I and added them here.

Subseries C. General Correspondence, (11/22/1960-12/29/1992), primarily consists of correspondence between Mayer and various publishers; the bulk of this material relates to her chosen publisher, Harper & Row. Also included is correspondence with Steichen authorities and associates regarding specific facts and dates for Steichen. File Unit III.C.9 reflects the opinions of photographers on Steichen. The list of photographers was selected by Mayer for their participation in Photographs From the Museum Collection [MoMA Exh. # 636, Nov. 26, 1958-Jan. 18, 1959].

Subseries D. Copyright, (5/15/1975-1/16/1990), focuses specifically on copyright issues regarding the publication of "Steichen's Way." The bulk of the material relates permissions to use quoted material or reproduce Steichen's photographs. Signed forms and frequently copies of the requested photograph or quotations are included in the folder along with an occasional letter of reply. The arrangement of the series is alphabetical by name of person or institution.

Subseries E. Card Files, is a collection of index cards documenting Mayer's research. One box contains cards divided into three categories: Owners of Illustrations; List of Plates; and Captions from "Steichen's Way". The second box contains biographical information arranged chronologically, (1879-1978). These cards may have initially been compiled by Mayer for the biographical outline she did for the publication, Steichen The Photographer, and for the version which appeared in A Life in Photography. The cards serve as an excellent reference tool in documenting Steichen's life. They include references to GMM Papers VI.A. Awards, Honors and Exhibitions, as well as to material housed in the Steichen Archive, with special note of the Steiglitz correspondence copied for the Archive. The cards include exhibition information, information about sales of photographs (see also GMM Papers I for correspondence concerning Mayer's research on sales), and travel itineraries.


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Series IV: Museum Work

Museum Work mainly documents Mayer's work as the Curator of the Edward Steichen Archive, and secondarily her work as a Curator in the Department of Photography and as an Assistant to Edward Steichen. The series has been sub-divided into three subseries, Card Files, Book Projects, and General Files.

 

Subseries IV.A: Card Files

Card Files includes a bibliography of works on or by Steichen arranged chronologically; a list of photographs reproduced primarily in Vogue and Vanity Fair arranged alphabetically; and a compendium of Steichen's awards, honors, and exhibitions arranged chronologically.

Folder Title
IV.A.1 Steichen, Edward-Bibliography

Note: chronologically arranged from 1900-1984

IV.A.2 Steichen, Edward-Photographs Reproduced in Vogue, Vanity Fair, etc.

Abbe, Patience-Fashion

IV.A.3 Steichen, Edward-Photographs Reproduced in Vogue, Vanity Fair, etc.

Fashion-Owen, Ruth Bryan

IV.A.4 Steichen, Edward-Photographs Reproduced in Vogue, Vanity Fair, etc.

Page, Anita-Ziegfeld,Mr. and Mrs. Florenz

IV.A.5 Steichen, Edward-Exhibitions

Arranged chronologically

IV.A.6 Steichen, Edward-Honors

Arranged chronologically

IV.A.7 Steichen, Edward-Awards

Arranged chronologically

 

Subseries IV.B: Book Projects 1962-1982

Book Projects(4/24/1962-1982) documents the various publications Mayer worked on while at MoMA. The documents in this series reveal that she was essentially acting as Steichen's assistant for these publications, handling negotiations between publishers and Steichen, and keeping records of his photographs housed at MoMA. The materials in this series relate to Series I. Steichen Correspondence and Series III, Steichen's Way in that one will find filed in Series I reference to various book projects; while folders IV.B.10 & 11 contain the initial work to a publication documenting the life of Steichen, later to become, Steichen's Way.

Folder Title Date
IV.B.1 Abrams Book Chronology, etc.

6 items; 2 leaves

1 (copy) Bernard Karpel "A Selected Bibliography" from Steichen The Photographer. (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1961)

1 TLS Bernard Karpel-GMM (8/7/1970), re: bibliography for text on ES authored by GMM

1 (copy) Grace Mayer, "Biographical Outline"From Steichen The Photographer. (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1961)., with updated additions through 1969

1 TLS (copy) Tore Tallroth-ES (7/22/1970), re: Medal awarded by the Swedish Photography Society

8/4/1970
IV.B.2 Abrams Book Correspondence

15 items; 15 leaves

1 TLS Inge Bondi-GMM (8/5/1970)

1 TL (copy) Harry N. Abrams, Inc.-ES (7/23/1970), re: letter agreement for the publication of "Great Photographers"; annotated in GMM hand

1 TL (copy) Harry N. Abrams, Inc.-GMM (7/23/1970), re: letter agreement for the publication of "Great Photographers"; annotated in GMM hand; incl. excerpts from TLS Inge Bondi (8/5/1970)

6/25/1970-11/4/1970
IV.B.3 Abrams Book Correspondence

21items; 21 leaves

Re: photographs to use and permission for use of photographs for expected publication of "Great Photographers"

1 ACS RPP-GMM (7/24/1970), re: consent to work on book and personal matters

7/16/1970-8/31/1970
IV.B.4 Abrams Book Photograph Lists

10 items; 1 leaf

incl. lists of ES photographs in other collections; tentative and final selection of photographs for book, annotated by GMM

1 list (copy) Lab (4/24/1962), re: ES negatives in box for selection negatives

1 list Additional Photographs selected August 10, 1970

1 list (copy) Edward Steichen: Works in the Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago. (n.d.)

1 list (copy) Tentative Selection of Photographs for Abrams Book (7/24/1970)

2 lists Photographs By Edward Steichen In The Metropolitan Museum of Art (n.d.)

1 list (copy) Steichen Photographs For Abrams Book (8/23/1970)

1 list Steichen Photographs For Abrams Book (n.d.)

4/24/1962-8/23/1970
IV.B.5 Abrams Book Master List of photographs

4 items

IV.B.6.a Aperture Portfolio

4 items

2 folders

1 contract Edward Steichen and Aperture, Inc. (1969) for the publication of a portfolio, Edward Steichen, Edward Steichen: The Early Years 1900-1927. (Millerton, NY: Aperture, 1981). [contract not signed by ES

1 review (copy) Inge Bondi, "New Steichen Gravures by US/Swiss Team," Printletter, no. 33 (May/June 1981): 4-7

1 pamphlet Edward Steichen: The Early Years 1900-1927, Twelve Hand-Gravure Prints [advertisement for up-coming publication

1969-1982
IV.B.6.b Aperture Portfolio

4 items

Re: GMM recommendation for publication by Aperture Edward Steichen:The Early Years 1900-1927. (Millerton, NY: Aperture, 1981)

IV.B.7.a Aperture Portfolio Correspondence

5 items

1 TLS Michael Hoffman-GMM (4/21/1981), re: Beaumont Newhall's text for ES portfolio

incl. 1 TMs (copy) Beaumont Newhall, "Introduction To A Portfolio of Photogravures By Edward Steichen" (4/1/1981) [7 pp.], corrected in GMM hand

4/1/1981-9/8/1981
IV.B.7.b Aperture Portfolio Correspondence

14 items; 9 leaves

1/19/1970-7/25/1974
IV.B.7.c Aperture Portfolio Correspondence

19 items; 22 leaves

Re: initial contract negotiations

10/7/1968-7/2/1969
IV.B.8.a A Life in Photography: Master List-Captions Mr. Steichen's Book

1 item; 9 pp.

11/15/1962
IV.B.8.b A Life in Photography: Master List-Captions Mr. Steichen's Book (final numbers

1 item; 9 pp.

7/5/1963
IV.B.8.c A Life in Photography c. Photographs for Reproduction in Steichen Book

1 item; 12 pp.]

n.d.
IV.B.8.d A Life in Photography : List of negatives

2 items

Re: location of negatives

1 typed list List of Negatives (9/26/1963) [12 pp.]

1 typed list List of Negative (10/3/[1963]) [12 pp.]; annotated in unknown hand

9/26/1963-10/3/[1963]
IV.B.8.e A Life in Photography : Notes

3 items

Re: negative lists not on hand; Sandburg on ES pl

IV.B.9 New York Graphics Society

8 items; 7 leaves

Re: possibility of publishing a book on ES photography and life; see also: GMM Papers III

7/25/1973-3/25/1974
IV.B.10 Praeger Correspondence

16 items; 12 leaves

Re: possible publication on the life of ES for the Praeger series "Documentary Monographs in Modern Art"

2/24/1972-5/3/1974)
IV.B.11 Praeger Outline 1972

3 items; 2 leaves

1 TL GMM-John Hochmann (3/20/1973), incl. 1 TMs GMM [Outline for book about ES][5 pp.]

3/13/1973-3/20/1973)
IV.B.12 Steichen the Photographer (Possible new edition of )

4 items; 3 leaves

6/25/1965-5/13/1965)
 

Subseries IV.C: General Files 1945-1993

General Files, 6/4/1945-4/2/1993, consists primarily of Steichen research and factual information but also includes material pertaining to the Department of Photography. The files are arranged alphabetically and chronologically thereunder.

Folder Title Date
IV.C.1 Address book

Removed from spiral bound MoMA employee telephone directory; alphabetical arrangement

IV.C.2.a Alland, Alexander

Re: possibility of a publication on the life of Jacob A. Riis

13 items; 17 leaves

Re: Jacob A. Riis inquiries; concerning both MCNY and MoMA

1 TLS Alexander Alland-GMM (7/9/1973), re: book he is writing on Riis and possibility of GMM writing an account of how, Riis lantern slides, and later his negatives, came into possession of MCNY

1 TLS Alexander Alland-GMM (8/3/1973), re: requesting copies of early correspondence between GMM and R.W. Riis; detailing specifics regarding the acquisition of Riis material to MCNY

1 TLS Alexander Alland-GMM (8/9/1973), re: Jacob A. Riis

7/9/1973-5/7/1981
IV.C.2.b Alland, Alexander

28 items; 26 leaves

Re: GMM correspondence (copies) with Roger Riis regarding the Jacob A. Riis exhibition at MCNY

6/4/1945-12/9/1948
IV.C.3 Camera Work-Index to Plates

3 items

1 list complied by Beaumont Newhall, Index to "Camera Work" [13 pp.]

IV.C.4.a Dissertations on Edward Steichen

Lucy Bowditch (12/4/1989)

2 items; 1 leaf

1 TMs Fragment of Dissertation [27 pp.]

IV.C.4.b Dissertations on Edward Steichen

Ronald Gedrim ( 4/19/1989-10/23/1992)

12 items; 16 leaves

Re: correspondence regarding his research on ES and dissertation

incl. 2 Polaroid photographs of Robin [Ronald Gedrim's son] and 1 chromogenic color snapshot Ronald Gedrim, wife Lisa and son, Robin

IV.C.4.c Dissertations on Edward Steichen

Ronald J. Gedrim, "Edward J. Steichen's Natural World: The Flower, the Paint and the Photograph" (master's thesis, University of New Mexico, 1990). [332 pp.]

IV.C.5 Exhibition Announcements

4 items

Re: ES exhibitions

1/25/1991-9/13/1991
IV.C.6 Family of Man

33 items; 24 leaves

1 memo Martin Rapp-Ethel Stein (3/3/1991), re: total sales from 1956

1 typed list (copy) Family of Man Photographers/Permissions (11/1987) [8 pp.]

1 TLS Eric Sandeen-GMM (12/21/1991), re: The Family of Man installation shots; incl. 4 Gelatin silver prints from The Family of Man installation, Moscow

1 typed interview with corrections in GMM hand, Grace M. Mayer and Eric Sandeen, "'Family of Man' Interview with Grace M. Mayer and Eric Sandeen, MoMA, 26.4.1991," interview with J. P. Burg. [3 pp.] [Note: 1 reproduction of ES photograph, Shad-Blow Tree follows letter

7/12/1989-12/21/1991
IV.C.7 George Eastman House

7 items; 2 leaves

Re: ES estate materials allocated by the GEH to MoMA; see also: 1979 list of material turned over to GEH in ESA box Items in Other Collections

1 typed list (copy) [Material from ES Estate] (1974) [46 pp.]

1 typed list (copy) Rationale for Print Box Organization (1974) [7 pp.] [Collection of Joanna Steichen]

1 typed list (copy) Negatives (1974) [3 pp.] [Collection of Joanna Steichen]

1 typed list (copy) Photographs of Edward Steichen-By Others ([1974]) [3 pp.] [Collection of Joanna Steichen]

1974-11/30/1982
IV.C.8 Joanne Leonard

3 items; 1 leaf

Re: visit to MoMA; showing of her work to GMM; recommendation for NEA Grant

3/27/1972
IV.C.9 Lists for Joanna [Steichen]

21 items; 3 leaves

Re: ES photographs on loan, incl. those in MoMA collection and from other collections

1 typed list Photographs owned By Mr. Steichen Now in Steichen Archive Room (8/24/1971) [1 p

1 typed list (copy) Listing of Things Being Given To The Museum of Modern Art Archives From The Steichen Estate (n.d.) [1 p.]

incl. 1 TLS (copy) Bobbi Carrey-GMM (n.d.), re: organization of list

1 typed list (copy) Photographs By Edward Steichen, Now on Loan and Being Recalled by His Widow (7/1973) [1 p

2/27/1968-7/27/1973
IV.C.10 Metropolitan Museum of Art

1 item] [re: acquisition of ES photograph, Voulangis

1989-1990
IV.C.11 Mitchell, Margaretta K.

2 items; 6 leaves

Re: invitation to write an introduction for planned publication "Conversations with Great Women of Photography"; suggestion for the publication, Dorothea Lange and Margaretta Mitchell, To a Cabin (New York, NY: Grossman Publ., 1973)

10/28/1971-3/23/1977
IV.C.12.a Misc. Correspondence

20 items; 20 leaves

1 TLS (copy) ES-Mrs. Dan Weiner (1/28/1959), re: Dan Weiner condolence letter to wife

1 TL (copy) John G. Morris-ES (3/4/1965), re: use of ES photograph, Shad-BlowTree

1 TLS copy ES-John G. Morris (10/27/1965), re: Ford Foundation [unknown] proposal

1 TLS Dick Oldenburg-GMM (n.d.), re: appreciation for helping to keep MoMA open during the [1973] strike

1 TLS copy Wayne F. Miller-Regina Rachmuth [Consultant, MoMA] (n.d.), re: use of Wayne Miller's photographs of ES for MoMA's 50th Anniversary

1/28/1959-8/18/1981
IV.C.12.b Misc. Correspondence

24 items; 22 leaves

1 TLS copy JS-Jon Halberstadt (8/21/1990), re: KRS gift to MoMA and legal fees

1 TLS Milton Rogovin-GMM (3/29/1991), re: requesting recommendation of photo dealers; see also: GMM Papers VII. A Milton Rogovin

1 TLS A.E Woolley-GMM (5/23/1991), re: possibly donating photographs as gift to MoMA; see also: GMM Papers VII.A (A.E. Woolley)

1 TLS Davis [Pratt]-GMM (6/6/1991), incl. 1 ES reproduction photograph, Dana Steichen. 1923; re: inquiry as to any other known locations of the photograph

1 TLS John G. Morris-GMM (11/7/1991), re: visit to New York; donation of [Tana Hoban] photographs to MoMA, incl. itinerary of trip to New York City and the United States; open letter Democrats Abroad France-John G. Morris (10/22/1991)

2/15/1984-5/6/1992
IV.C.13 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology [Daniel W. Jones]

8 items; 6 leaves

Re: photographic administration instruction; personal matters

3 ALS Daniel W Jones-GMM (12/3/1975-2/3/1977)

12/3/1975-2/3/1977
IV.C.14 Pending

11 items; 11 leaves

1 TLS Ron Gedrim-GMM (8/6/1992), re: visit to Umpawaug and condition of grounds, including the demise of the Shad-Blow tree, incl. 1 TLS (copy) Judith A. Housley-Ronald J Gedrim (7/20/1991), re: handwriting analysis of Joanna Steichen (marked confidential)

1 TLS copy Joanna Steichen-Peter Galassi (5/29/1992), re: new organization representing Joanna Steichen in handling request for permission to reproduce ES photographs

1/8/1990-8/25/[1992]
IV.C.15 Reproduction Rights

2 items; 2 leaves

Re: ES photographs

9/18/1975-9/23/1975
IV.C.16 Steichen, Edward-Article

2 items; 1 leaf

1 ALS Davis [Pratt]-GMM (3/13/[1990])

incl. 1 article (copy) R. L. Hartley Jr., "Edward Steichen's Modernist Art Space," History of Photography 14, no.1 (January-March 1990)

1/1990-3/13/1990
IV.C.17 Steichen, Edward-Chronology

14 items; 9 leaves

1 TLS Beaumont Newhall-ES (9/22/1959), re: invitation for ES to speak at the GEH Tenth Anniversary exhibition; incl. 1 TLS Beaumont Newhall-Trustees of the GEH, re: Dryden Bequest; Tenth Anniversary Exhibition; Film Series

1 TL GMM-Beaumont Newhall (9/24/1959), re: reply to above

1 TLS Gisèle Freund-GMM (4/1/1976), re: inquiry as to date of M.E. Wallon conference "La Photographie des Coulers et les Plaques Autochromes"

1 typed list Chronology of The Department of Photography (3/1976) [9 pp.]

9/29/1959-1/1/1978
IV.C.18 Steichen, Edward-Immigration Records

6 items; 3 leaves

7/21/1974-11/12/1974
IV.C.19 Steichen, Edward-Negative List

6 items; 2 leaves

1 typed list, Book Negatives That Mr. Steichen Took to NYC on Sept. 23, 1963. [1 pp.]

1 TLS ES-GMM (7/18/1966), re: ownership of ES original and copy negatives

1 TL GMM-Joanna Steichen and ES (7/25/1966), re: reply to above; incl. 1 list (copy) List of Negatives [A Life in Photography] (7/25/1966) [13 pp.] [annotated in GMM hand

1 handwritten list MoMA Copy Negatives of Steichens (n.d.) [3 pp.]

n.d.-7/25/1966
IV.C.20 Steichen, Edward-Official Portrait

5 items; 1 leaf

Joan Miller. Edward Steichen. 1963. Gelatin silver print, 8.875" x 6.5" (2 copies)

1 Negative Joan Miller. Edward Steichen. 1963

3/21/1990-3/23/1990
IV.C.21.a Steichen, Edward-Proposed Exhibition Woman

25 items; 23 leaves

Chronologically arranged; re: letters sent from people interested in participating in the exhibition

1 ALS Carolee Schneeman-ES (10/22/1967)

J.E. Eggert. Wandorobo Family. (n.d). Gelatin silver print, 6.0625 x 8.125 [Note: titled, signed and annotated in photographers hand on verso of print: (Narok, Kenya/Wandorobo Family/J. Eggert/229 T. Falls/Kenya)

1/30/1966-7/8/1969
IV.C.21.b Steichen, Edward-Proposed Exhibition Woman

Chronologically arranged; re: letters sent from people interested in participating in the exhibition

28 items; 27 leaves

1 TL copy ES-Rene d'Harnoncourt (5/26/1965), re: approval of the exhibition

1 ALS Russell Lee-ES (3/3/1965)

1 TLS Bernard Krisher-Arthur Kleiner (1/24/1965), incl. Bernard Krishner. Untitled (Sukarno with female aides). Gelatin silver print, 4.4375 x 6.25" [photographers stamp on verso; annotated on verso: (Newsweek)

5/10/1964-1/29/1966
IV.C.22 Steichen, Edward-Quotes

3 items; 1 leaf

1 TLS Joanna Steichen-GMM (12/9/1981), re: looking for specific quote by ES

1 handwritten list, Quotes [8 pp.] [annotated by GMM: (notes made by ES "in small file box" Joanna Steichen)

n.d.-12/9/1981
IV.C.23 Steichen, Edward-Research Correspondence

47 items; 34 leaves

Re: research requests relating to ESA

1 TLS John Morris-GMM (12/2/1991), incl. 3 TLS (copy) ES-John Morris (4/22/1964-11/3/1965); 1 photocopy of photograph published in the Washington Post of ES, Joanna Steichen and JS at the White House, 1965

6/15/1989-4/2/1993
IV.C.24 Steichen, Edward-Peter Selz Interview

2 items; 1 leaf

1 TLS Peter Selz-GMM (6/28/1992), re: no recollection of a copy of his interview with ES

1 TMs Edward Steichen, "Conversation," interviewed by Peter Selz (7/25/1962). [4 pp.]

7/25, 1962-6/28/1992
IV.C.25 Steichen, Edward-Speech

3 items; 1 card

1 TMs "Steichen's Speech"[3 pp.]

N.d-8/1970
IV.C.26 Steichen, Edward-Cibachrome "Sun Flowers"

15 items; 8 leaves

Re: arrangement to make available for sale ES Cibachrome Sunflower prints

12/9/1968-7/30/1973
IV.C.27 Steichen, Edward-Television

4 items; 2 leaves

Re: television program The Worlds of Edward Steichen

1 TMs "The Worlds of Edward Steichen: A Documentary for Television" (San Antonio, TX: Victory Productions and Thaxton-Green Studios, Inc., 1991). [13 pp.] [annotated by GMM]

3/11/1991-6/13/1991

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Series V: Personal

Personal, consists of mainly personal correspondence, but also contains manuscript material, financial records, photographs and final wills. Series V has been divided into three subseries, Correspondence, Subject Files, and Memorial and Post Death.

 

Subseries V.A: Correspondence 1966-1993

Correspondence, 11/11/1966-6/8/1992, includes letters about personal matters, Steichen's Way, The Museum of the City of New York, and MoMA. Found in this series is a significant amount of correspondence from her photographer friends. Notable correspondents are: Norbert Buchsbaum, Sonja Bullaty, Shirley C. Burden, Paul Caponigro, Lucien Clergue, Jaques-Henri Lartigue, Pedro Meyer, Rolf P. Petersen, and Todd Webb. The letters from Petersen contain detailed accounts of his recollections of working with Steichen. Petersen's description of assisting Steichen with his exhibition, Steichen The Photographer, include details about printing, opinions of Steichen; with special attention to Steichen discarding many of his original negatives and photographs in preparation for the exhibition. Additional correspondence from Petersen, relating to his years with Steichen can be found in Series III.B. Correspondence with other photographers varies in quantity and content. Material is arranged alphabetically and chronologically thereunder.

Folder Title Date
V.A.1 90th Birthday Cards-Senders Unknown

22 items; 21 leaves

1 list, Silas Mountsier Party (11/26/1991), re: list of attendees to GMM 90th Birthday Party; see also: GMM Papers VII.C.4

11/26/1991
V.A.2 90th Birthday Cards

15 items; 17 leaves

1 ACS Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo-GMM (11/26/1991), Gelatin silver print adhered to recto of card [Josef Sudek in window]; incl. 1 Polaroid of sign reading: (Tuesday Nov 26 Grace at Lotus Club), signed: (Sonja/Angelo)

1 ACS Chris [Brown]-GMM (11/26/1991)

1 TLS Morton Deitch-GMM (11/26/1991)

1 ACS Yvonne Fitzer-GMM (11/26/1991)

1 TLS A.L. Hart, Jr.-Ruth Hartman (11/12/1991)

1 ALS Ruth Hartmann-GMM (11/26/1991)

1 TLS Ken Heyman-GMM (11/22/1991)

1 ACS Dee Knapp-GMM (n.d.)

1 TLS Pierre Leval-GMM (11/18/1991)

1 ACS Don Marshall-GMM (11/26/1991)

1 ALS Joe Mayer-GMM (11/26/1991)

1 TMsS Gilbert Millstein (n.d.), re: in praise of GMM [2 pp.]

1 TMsS Barbara Head Millstein (n.d.), re: in praise of GMM [1 p.]

1 ALS Jennifer Page-GMM (11/26/1991)

n.d.-11/26/1991
V.A.3 Abbe, Dorothy

1 items; 2 leaves

Re: thoughts on the printing of her publication, Dorothy Abbe, Dwiggins Marionettes A Complete Experimental Theatre In Miniature (New York, NY: Abrams, 1970)

12/10/1970
V.A.4 Albok, Ilona

8 items; 4 leaves

1 ACS Ilona Albok-GMM (2/5/1988), re: Valentine's Day card; incl. 1 chromogenic color print by John Albok. NYC. 1976

1 ACS Ilona Albok-GMM (12/18/1988), re: Christmas card with Gelatin silver print incl. [Ilona Albok seated at Piano]; encl. John Albok vintage prints [moved to GMM photograph collection prior to processing]; see also: GMM Papers VII.A (John Albok)

2 chromogenic color prints [Jaques (a poodle), summer 1970

1 chromogenic color print [Dr. Longwell's Tree, 1975

2/5/1988-12/18/1990
V.A.5 Baragwanath, E. Patricia-Brown, Chris

7 items; 5 leaves

1 ACS Chris Feu Block-GMM (6/9/1992), re: postcard greeting from New Zealand

1 ALS Joanne Bock-GMM (1/17/1971), re: Dan Weiner book; position at the National Portrait Gallery

1 ACS Inge Bondi-GMM (6/24/1991), re: postcard greeting from France

1 TLS Inge Bondi-GMM (1/8/1990), re: personal matters; ES exhibition at New Vision

1 note (GMM) on verso of Byron postcard [re: Martin Bondell and Juliette Galant involved in making postcards of early photographs

1 ALS Chris Brown-GMM (1/17/1992), re: thank you for Christmas gift; personal matters

1/7/1971-6/9/1992
V.A.6 Buchsbaum, Norbert

6 items; 9 leaves

1 ALS Norbert Buchsbaum-GMM (6/22/1983), re: review of his work, printed on verso of letter

1 TLS Norbert Buchsbaum-GMM (2/7/1985), re: exhibition he is participating in; translation of his English poems

1 ALS Norbert Buchsbaum-GMM (4/17/1988), re: positive reviews of exhibitions he participated in; articles on him; summer travels

1 ALS Norbert Buchsbaum-GMM (12/18/1990)

1 ALS Norbert Buchsbaum-GMM (6/26/1991)

6/22/1983-6/26/1991
V.A.7 Bullaty, Sonja

6 items; 3 leaves

Re: holiday greeting cards

1 ANS Sonja Bullaty-GMM (n.d.), incl. Sonja Bullaty. Witkin Gallery. 1992. Chromogenic color print, 3.675" x 5.4375

1 ACS Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo (n.d.), photograph adhered to recto of card, Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo. Untitled (Flowers). (n.d.). Chromogenic color print, mounted on board, 3.375" x 5.25"

n.d.-7/25/1992
V.A.8 Burden, Shirley C.

7 items; 4 leaves

incl. three holiday greeting cards with Shirley Burden prints adhered to recto of card

1 ALS Muff [daughter of Shirley C. Burden]-GMM (7/8/1989), incl. 1 Chromogenic color print of child on Sleigh

n.d.-7/8/1989
V.A.9 Callahan, Harry

2 item; 1 leaf

1 ALS Harry Callahan-GMM (12/9/1989) [encl. Gelatin silver print of mountain (no longer with correspondence)

1 Chromogenic color print [Eleanor and Harry Callahan sitting on couch; inscribed by the photographer on verso: (Dec. 1988/With all Good Wishes for you Happiness in the New Year/ Love, Harry + Eleanor)

12/1988
V.A.10 Caponigro, Paul

7 items; 6 leaves

Re: holiday greeting cards; incl. 1 pamphlet Paul Caponigro, The Voice of the Print ([S.l.: P. Caponigro], 1990). inscribed by the author on inner cover: (For Grace with warmest regards Paul Caponigro)

12/29/1990-12/28/1987
V.A.11 Carrey, Bobbi

9 items; 7 leaves

1 ACS Bobbi Carrey-GMM (7/1/1977) [written on verso of Gelatin silver cabinet card (n.d.)]

1 ACS Bobbi Carrey-GMM (n.d.) [meeting in NYC and ES box listing from Umpawaug]

4/28/1974-7/1/1977
V.A.12 Christmas Cards

12 items; 11 leaves

Arranged alphabetically by surname

1992
V.A.13 Clergue, Lucien

4 items; 2 leaves

n.d.-1991
V.A.14 Contributions

2 items; 2 leaves

Re: thank you letters for financial support

5/29/1992-11/9/1990
V.A.15 Davidson, Bruce-De Valdivia, Marco

5 items; 4 leaves

1 TLS Bruce Davidson-GMM (n.d.) [encl. 1 book

1 ALS Keith de Lellis-GMM (8/29/1992)

1 ALS Marco De Valdivia-GMM (n.d.), incl. Olitsky. Untitled (vAse of roses). (n.d.). Chromogenic color print, mounted on board, 4.0625 x 5.25"

n.d.-8/29/1992
V.A.16 Franck, Frederick-Frankel, Godfrey

10 items; 7 leaves

1 ALS [Clarke] & Frederick Franck-GMM (1/9/n.y.)

1 ALS [Clarke] & Frederick Franck-GMM (8/15/1992)

1 ALS Godfrey Frankel-GMM (12/7/1992), re: portfolio review; incl. 1 TLS (copy) Godfrey Frankel-Peter Galassi (10/10/1992), re: invitation to contribute preface, introduction to forthcoming publication of his photographs

1 TLS Godfrey Frankel-GMM (4/8/1988) [encl. print no longer with correspondence and no reference to title, etc

2/8/1988-12/7/1992
V.A.17 Freund, Gisèle

6 items; 6 leaves

12/27/1975-3/11/1992
V.A.18 Galassi, Peter-Gernsheim, Helmut

4 item; 5 leaves

8/1/1991-11/30/1996
V.A.19 Halberstadt, Jon-Hartmann, Chris.

12 items; 10 leaves

2/5/1983-12/17/1992
V.A.20 Ishimoto, Yas-Jordan, Jane

6 items; 4 leaves

Danny Jones. Untitled (Portrait of a girl). 1975. Gelatin silver print, 8.875" x 6.675" [inscribed by the photographer on verso: (For Gracie/with love/from Danny/-10 July 1975/copy of original photoprint./Dr. Charles Farnham Collins/Dec. 30, 1862/New York/Danny Jones' Great Uncle)

1 ALS Lotte Jacobi-GMM (6/9/1968), re: thank you note for a book; encl. photographs

1 ALS Yas Ishimoto-GMM (n.d.), incl. Yas Ishimoto. [STalk of Grass]. (n.d.). Gelatin silver print, 8" x 6.125 inscribed by the photographer on verso: (To Miss Grace Mayer/Best wishes for/a happy New Year/Yas Ishimoto); see also: GMM Papers VII.A (Yas Ishimoto)

6/9/1968-6/24/1991
V.A.21 Knapp, Dee-Kraus, Živa

9 items; 12 leaves

1 TLS Mary Koga-GMM (12/1/1978), re: sending GMM some of her photographs in gratitude for her assistance; see also: GMM Papers VII.A (Mary Koga)

1 TLS Mary Koga-GMM (4/1/1991), re: Mary Koga exhibition, The Hutterites at The Camera Club

12/1/1987-4/1/1991
V.A.22 Lanier, Graham-Lapow, Harry

3 items; 2 leaves

1 ACS Harry Lapow-GMM [1977], re: 1997 New Year greeting; trying to get a grant

[1977]-12/13/1990
V.A.23 Lartigue, Jaques-Henri

7 items; 3 leaves

1 ALS Jacques-Henri Lartigue-GMM (11/11/1966), re: visit to NYC; regrets at having missed her and not delivering the photographs he promised her

1 TL GMM-David Dowdy (12/15/1971), re: Jacques-Henri Lartigue exhibition in New York; recommendation of television associates for potential screening of French documentary on Lartigue, incl. 1 ALS (copy) David Dowdy-GMM (11/27/1971)

1 ALS Jacques-Henri Lartigue-GMM (2/16/1976), re: visit to NYC; personal matters

1 TLS Florette and Jacques-Henri Lartigue (2/7/1980), re: Jacques-Henri Lartigue exhibition was a success; visit to New York and Vermont

11/11/1966-2/7/1980
V.A.24 Levitt, Helen

6 items; 6 leaves], re: short greetings and gifts of her photographs for GMM's collection; 1 gift of photograph by Judith Linn; see also: GMM Papers VII.A. (Helen Levitt and Judith Linn)

n.d.-10/31/1992
V.A.25 Liebermann, William

4 items; 2 leaves

1 list (copy) Steichen Before 1900 [4 pp.], re: notes

1 list (copy) Steichen Before 1900 [4 pp.], re: notes, annotated in GMM hand

V.A.26 Madelon [Hooykaas], Else-Metropolitan Museum of Art

10 items; 7 leaves

1 ACS Julie and Man Ray-GMM (3/20/1971)

1 ALS Esther Goetz McCoy-GMM (10/20/1970), incl. 1 chromogenic color print (Esther Goetz McCoy on sofa). 1966; see also: GMM Papers VIII.7

1 ALS Rollie McKenna-GMM (11/21/1991), see also: GMM Papers VII.A (Rollie McKenna)

1 ACS Rollie-McKenna-GMM (2/9/1981), re: negative of South Carolina shack found; see also: GMM Papers VII.A GMM 0691; note: written on verso of photograph; see also: GMM Papers VII.A 0658

1 ALS Maria [The Metropolitan Museum of Art]-GMM (12/5/1986), re: gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of Bill Lieberman

10/20/1970-1992
V.A.27 Meyer, Pedro

10 items; 11 leaves

Re: his work; organization of The First Colloquium of Latin American Photography; personal matters; see also: GMM Papers VII.A(Pedro Meyer)

5/21/1977-12/22/1991
V.A.28 Milaschewitsch, Serge-Murbaigh, Grace

5 items; 4 leaves

1 TLS Norman Cousins-GMM (12/10/1969), re: Takashi Morishima; incl. Norman Cousins. Takashi Morishima. (n.d.). Gelatin silver print, 7.875" x 9.875" photographer's stamp on verso of print

12/10/1969-6/1/1992
V.A.29 Museum of the City of New York

14 items; 13 leaves], re: invitations to visit MCNY and join the Board of Trustees; review of files GMM help to create

3/30/1979-2/27/1992
V.A.30 Newhall, Beaumont

1 item; 1 leaf], re: Steiglitz collected writings at the University of New Mexico

4/16/1974
V.A.31 Niven, Penelope

7 items; 6 leaves], re: her book Niven Penelope, Carl Sandburg: A Biography (New York: C. Scribner's Sons, c. 1991).; "Steichen's Way"

6/30/1991-3/27/1992
V.A.32 Null, Harold

3 item; 3 leaves], re: gift of his book, Harold Null, Riva di Po 2. (Perugia: Mastri Cartai Editori, 1987); disassociation with GMM (questions her not responding)

11/21/1988-4/6/1992
V.A.33 Olsen, Earle-Olson, Lennart

5 items; 5 leaves

1 ACS Lennart Olson-GMM (1992), re: encl. photograph from England and Scotland trip

See also: GMM Papers VII.A (Lennart Olson)

1/29/1990-12/22/1992
V.A.34 Pausez, Adrienne-Parker, Ann

5 items; 5 leaves

1 TLS Marion Palfi-GMM (11/19/1971), re: her work; gallery representation; see also: GMM Papers VII.A (Marion Palfi)

1 ACS Ann Parker-GMM (4/9/1974), re: visit to NYC; see also: GMM Papers VII.A (Ann Parker)

11/19/1972-8/8/1992
V.A.35 Patterson, Ippy & Neil

5 items; 4 leaves

Re: Christmas greetings; personal matters

n.d.-7/26/1991
V.A.36 Pratt, Davis

3 items; 3 leaves

1 ALS Danny [Jones]-GMM (10/18/1991), re: death of Davis Pratt

8/13/1982-2/20/1992
V.A.37a Petersen, Rolf P.

Re: his insight and recollections of having worked with ES; "Steichen's Way"

21 items; 26 leaves

1974-1976 (7/4/1974-12/15/1976
V.A.37b Petersen, Rolf P.

Re: his insight and recollections of having worked with ES; "Steichen's Way"

15 items; 16 leaves

1977 (Spring 1977-11/18/1977
V.A.37c Petersen, Rolf P.

Re: his insight and recollections of having worked with ES; "Steichen's Way"

19 items; 23 leaves

1978-1979 (1/24/1978-1/3/1979)
V.A.37d Petersen, Rolf P.

Re: his insight and recollections of having worked with ES; "Steichen's Way"

4 items; 3 leaves], re: RPP death; gift of ES portrait by RPP

See also: ESA Portraits of Edward Steichen

1990-1991 (3/26/1990-10/28/1991
V.A.38 Pocock, Philip-Pratt, Davis

4 items; 4 leaves

1 ACS Allan Porter-GMM (9/2/1989), re: gift of small watercolor of Mt. Pilatus; see also: GMM Papers VIII.14

9/2/1989-11/28/1990
V.A.39 Ray, Lou-Rovner, Michal

6 items; 5 leaves

1 TLS Kay Reese-GMM (12/7/1977), re: Christmas drawing from Claudia Andujar by her Yanomani Indian friends, drawing transferred to GMM Papers VIII.9

1 TL Michal Rovner-GMM (1/22/1991), re: exhibition of his work in Tel-Aviv; gift of exhibition catalog

1 TLS Milton Rogovin-GMM (10/20/1992), re: his work photographing individuals from the Lower Eastside; publishing of book on same subject

1/22/1991-12/11/1992
V.A.40 Sage, Alexandra-Sandeen, Eric

4 items; 1 leaf

3 chromogenic color prints of Eric Sandeen (4/22/1991), incl. original envelope that the photographs came in for identification purposes

1 ACS Alexandra Sage-GMM (12/1970), Christmas postcard, photograph by Alexandra Sage

12/1970-4/22/1991
V.A.41 Sands, Patricia

7 items; 5 leaves

3/1992-6/12/1992
V.A.42 Schoenfeldt, Dieter-Solveig

19 items; 15 leaves

1 TLS Anne Seymour-GMM (12/11/1981), re: Guernot Kuehn visit to New York; see also: GMM Papers VII.A GMM 0442

1 ACS Artie Shaw-GMM (12/1990), re: Christmas greeting card

1 (excerpt) of TLS (copy) Carl Siembab-GMM (n.d.), re: purchase of tintype portraits at flea market; Instant Ancestors series; see also: GMM Papers VII.A GMM 0793

2 ACS Solveig-GMM (10/29/1991-3/25/1992), re: greeting cards; see also: GMM Papers VIII.15

7/3/1971-7/24/1992
V.A.43 Spencer, Ruth

8 items; 9 leaves

5/14/1975-1/5/1992
V.A.44 Snitzer, Herb

11 items; 8 leaves

9/1985-10/14/1992
V.A.45 Stahner, Francesca Calderone-Steichen

5 items; 5 leaves

12/1989-12/1991
V.A.46 Stark, Ron S.

2 items; 4 leaves

11/11/1971-11/23/1971
V.A.47 Steichen, Kate R.-Strand, Paul

5 items; 4 leaves

1 TLS KRS-[GMM] (8/11/1982), re: future publisher of "Steichen's Way"

1 ALS Hazel & Paul Strand-GMM (12/11/1973), re: Christmas greeting card with gelatin silver print adhered to recto of card

1 ALS Hazel & Paul Strand-GMM (1/16/1968), re: thank you letter; new edition of portfolio (Paul Strand)

1/16/1968-8/11/1982
V.A.48 Sudek, Josef

14 items; 11 leaves

Re: Josef Sudek photographs loaned by GMM to the Reattu Museum for the Arles Festival; photocopies of Josef Sudek inscriptions from verso of GMM photographs with translations attached

See also: GMM Papers VII.A (Josef Sudek)

n.d. [1972]-7/2/1977
V.A.49 Takei, Kei

13 items; 6 leaves], incl. press clippings; performance announcements; 5 chromogenic color photographs of Kei Takei

6/22/1977-11/1988
V.A.50 Taylor, Paul-Travis, David

8 items; 7 leaves

1 ACS Carole Thomas-GMM (11/20/1979), re: thank you card with sketch from one of her photographs adhered to recto of card; see also: GMM Papers VII.A (Carole Thomas)

12/10/1971-8/14/1992
V.A.51.a Unidentified Cards & Letters

Cards, 24 items; 23 leaves

n.d.-6/8/1993
V.A.51.b Unidentified Cards & Letters

letters, 16 items; 17 leaves

n.d.-10/4/1992
V.A.52 Webb, Todd

17 items; 14 leaves

1 TLS (copy) GMM-James Sage (3/18/1972), re: Todd Webb's work

1 ALS James Sage-GMM (7/3/n.y.), incl. with above letter and Todd Webb biographical material

1 TLS Lucille & Todd Webb-GMM (1992), re: Christmas greeting typed on verso of chromogenic color print, Todd Webb. Lucille. 1992. Chromogenic color print, 4.875" x 3.125

4/24/1969-12/29/1991
V.A.53 Weil, Stephen [Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden]

6 items; 5 leaves

Re: Thomas Eakins. The Nymph of the Schuykill.

4/4/1976-11/3/1976
V.A.54 Weinhardt, Carl J-Weinstein, Todd

10 items; 5 leaves

[1971]-2/12/1991
V.A.55.a Young, Barbara: Correspondence

7 items; 8 leaves

1 TLS Barbara Young-GMM (10/18/1982), incl. 1 TMs "The Autobiography of an 'Eye', " (n.d.), transferred to GMM Papers V.A.55.b manuscript box 42

1 TLS Barbara Young-GMM (6/2/1993), incl. 1 TMs "The Autobiography of an 'Eye', (n.d.), transferred to GMM Papers V.A.55.c manuscript box 42

8/16/1976-6/2/1993
V.A.55.b.i Young, Barbara: The Autobiography of an "Eye"

Pp. 18-23; 1-54

n.d.
V.A.55.b.ii Young, Barbara: The Autobiography of an "Eye"

Pp. 55-180

n.d.
V.A.55.c.i Young, Barbara: The Autobiography of an "Eye"

Title Page, Table of Contents, Chapters I-VII

n.d.
V.A.55.c.ii Young, Barbara: The Autobiography of an "Eye"

Chapters VIII-XIII

n.d.
V.A.56 Zachos, Kimon-Zwinkels, Marjke

3 items; 3 leaves

8/9/1977-12/20/1991
 

Subseries V.B: Subject Files 1953-1994

Subject Files, 1/1/1953-2/14/1994, contains biographical material pertaining to Mayer's life including awards, an oral history conducted by MoMA, financial statements (1987-1991), and medical statements (1991-1992). Absent from the papers are a more complete record of financial statements and medical records. File V.B.16.b comprises financial records kept by Mayer of Steichen's Way expenses. Also included here are clippings on friends or institutions, as well as a collection of material from The Museum of the City of New York. File unit V.B.22.a contains correspondence regarding the publication of her book, Once Upon a City and a collection of printed material. The folders are alphabetically arranged and chronologically thereunder.

Folder Title Date
V.B.1.a Berenice Abbott Film: Correspondence

Re: documentary film on Berenice Abbott, incl. interview with GMM

5 items; 15 leaves

2/4/1991-4/22/1991
V.B.1.b Berenice Abbott Film: Notes

30 items; 15leaves

1 ALS Bonnie [MCNY]-GMM (11/20/1990), re: Berenice Abbott story

incl. correspondence; press releases, excerpts from MCNY annual reports, and notes (copies) from the MCNY, re: Berenice Abbott's exhibition, Changing New York. 1937; MCNY acquisition of her photographs

11/20/1990
V.B.2 Address Book

Re: Christmas card list with color coded system for cards sent

V.B.3 Andujar, Claudia

[1 item], re: proof for her Amazon book

n.d.
V.B.4 Auction Prices

[3 items], incl. 2 clippings; The Print Collector's Newsletter XVII, no. 3 (July-August 1987)

1987
V.B.5 Barr, Jr. Alfred H.

8 items; 2 leaves

2 clippings:

Dwight MacDonald, "Profiles: Action on West Fifty-Third Street-I," The New Yorker, December 12, 1953, pp. 49-75

Dwight MacDonald, "Profiles: Action on West Fifty-Third Street-II," The New Yorker, December 19. 1953, p. 35-[unknown page number]

1 clipping (copy) John Russell, "Alfred Barr: 'Museum Man of the Century'," New York Times, Sunday, August 23, 1981, pp. 23-24

1 ACS Margaret Barr-GMM (9/27/1981), re: donation of material to the AHB Paper

1 clipping (copy) Michael Brenson, "Margaret Scolari Barr, a Teacher and Art Historian, is Dead at 86," New York Times, December 13, 1987

1 journal The New Criterion, "Special Issue 1987 Alfred Barr at MoMA"

1 TLS Rona Roob-GMM (4/20/1992), re: AHB collection records in the MoMA Archives, note: paper stained

12/12/1953-4/20/1992
V.B.6.a Biography GMM: Awards

9 items; 1 leaf

1 list Invite to Grace Luncheon (n.d.)

1 pamphlet International Center of Photography Sixth Annual Infinity Awards (April, 23, 1990: Grand Ballroom, The New York City Hilton: New York City)

1 periodical Museum of the City of New York Quarterly 4, no. 3 (Spring 1990)

1 TLS Cornell Capa-GMM (1/11/1990), re: election for International Center of Photography Infinity Award, incl. folder "International Center of Photography Sixth Annual Infinity Awards: April 23, 1990," see also: MoMA the Department of Photography for actual award

1 TMs Grace M. Mayer, "Grace M. Mayer Writer, Collector and Former Curator" (10/30/1987) [2 pp.]

1 clipping "In Service to Photography Award"

1 pamphlet Golden Light Awards The Maine Photographic Workshops 1987 Annual Awards

1987-1990
V.B.6.b Biography GMM: Interview

1 item

1 Interview Grace M. Mayer, "Questions for Grace Mayer. Interview on herself, Steichen, and The Bitter Years, 1935-1941 exhibit mounted at MoMA 1962," interviewed by Catherine Preston (n.d.). [3 pp.]

n.d.
V.B.6.c Biography GMM: Misc. Info

15 items; 2 leaves

4 chromogenic color prints: (GMM sitting in her office) (n.d.); (GMM standing with man) (9/1982); (GMM standing with woman) (9/1982); (portrait of woman, Venice) (11/1979)

1 invitation (2/14/1994), re: luncheon in honor of GMM, Curator Emeritus

1 MoMA employee identification card [GMM]

1 TMs (copy) Grace M. Mayer, "Grace M. Mayer: Writer, Collector and Former Curator: Now, 1992, Emeritus," (1992). corrected in GMM hand [2 pp.]

1 list (copy) List of Some of My Favorite Photographers (n.d.)

1 TLS Susan Steiger [Capital Cities/ABC, INC.]-GMM (4/12/1989), re: assignment of copyright for an article, Grace Mayer, "Edward Steichen Eighty Years a Photographer, Innovator and Trend Setter," Modern Photography 34, no 7 (July 1970): 82

1 TLS Robert Macdonald [MCNY]-GMM (4/18/1990)

1 article (copy) Jacob Deschin, "Grace Mayer: On the Level of Fine Art," Popular Photography, (May 1965): 41,113-114

5/1965-2/14/1994
V.B.6.d.i Biography GMM: Oral History-MoMA, Contract

5 items; 1 leaf

1 TLS Sharon Zane-GMM (6/18/1991)

6/18/1991-1/21/1992
V.B.6.d.ii Biography GMM: Grace M. Mayer, "Oral History, 1991"

Interview with Sharon Zane, (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1991)

Corrected in GMM hand, incl. 1 ACS Sharon Zane-GMM (8/3/1992)

V.B.6.d.iii Biography GMM: Grace M. Mayer, "Oral History, 1991"

Interview with Sharon Zane, (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1991)

Note: final version; incl. 1 ACS Rona [Roob]-GMM (10/8/1992)

V.B.6.e Biography GMM: Portrait

3 items

Erich Hartmann. Grace M. Mayer. 1958. Gelatin silver print 7.0625 x 7.125, incl. 1 note in GMM hand: (Erich Hartmannn/Magnum/Grace M. Mayer 1958/copy neg. R.P. 1962/not in collection); 1 copy negative

1958-1962
V.B.6.f Biography GMM: Writings

4 items

Grace M. Mayer, "A Few Places I Enjoy," and "Restaurants," (n.d.). [1 p

Grace M. Mayer, "Places I liked in Spain," (n.d.). [2 pp.]

Grace M. Mayer, "Origin of the term 'Big Apple'," (1979). [1 p

n.d.
V.B.7 Calder, Alexander

5 items

1 receipt from Perls Gallery for pin designed by Alexander Calder, Spiral. (6/12/1969)

1 pamphlet Calder Jewelry (New York: Perls Galleries, 1966)

11/15/1966-6/16/1969
V.B.8 [Calderone] Steichen-Calderone, Mary

1 item; 1 leaf

1 ALS MSC-GMM (n.d.[1989]), re: Mary S. Calderone, and Eric W. Johnson, The Family Book About Sexuality, Rev. ed. May 1989. Review by Ray Olson, letter written on same sheet

[1989]
V.B.9 Callahan, Harry

12 items

Re: index cards with reference to Harry Callahan published work

n.d.
V.B.10 Cosmopolitan Club

7 items

Re: Charter and By-laws; blank recruitment forms; Officers, Committees and Members (1992-1993)

1990-1993
V.B.11 Crile, Helga and Barney

1 item

Re: farewell announcement and Christmas greeting from the Kent Road Film Festival

n.d.
V.B.12 Exhibition Announcements [Sonja Bullaty/Angelo Lomeo-Sudek, Josef]

20 items

Arranged alphabetically by artist name or exhibition title if artist is included in a group show

1 exhibition announcement André Kertész and France: Photographs 1925-1975, French Cultural Service: (March 25-April 15, 1976), signed on recto: (fondly André)

1 exhibition announcement Allan I. Ludwig: Recent Photographs, Metropolitan Museum & Art Center: (February 14-March 4, 1976), signed on verso: (To Grace Best wishes Allan Ludwig)

V.B.13.a Financial : General

11 items; 2 leaves

6 receipts for Citicorp traveler checks

1 security form (copy) (11/8/1987), re: credit card numbers

1 list (copy) [untitled] (1991), re: traveler check numbers; passport, social security, Medicare and credit card numbers

1 ALS Robert Cole-GMM (8/24/1992), re: 1989 income tax examination

1 TLS W. Gary Ogburn [Citibank, N.A.]-GMM (8/25/1992), re: 1989 tax audit; incl. May 31, 1992 Citibank (GMM) Account Summary; U.S. Trust (GMM) Account Statement (July 1-July 31, 1992)

1 Statement of Estimated Income Tax Account (1991), incl. 8 cancelled checks made out to The Internal Revenue Service and New York State Income Tax

n.d.-8/25/1992
V.B.13.b Financial : Steichen's Way Expenses

5 items; 1 leaf

1 notebook (n.d.), re: record of expenses

Notes [9 pp.], re: record of expenses written in GMM hand

2 receipts Barclays Bank (4/16/1984), re: international money order

1 TL GMM-A.L. [Hart, Jr.] (7/30/1982), re: outline of expenses owed to Joanna Steichen

n.d.-4/16/1984
V.B.14 George Eastman House

1 item

Re: news release, "Eastman House Receives $ 1 Million To Establish Publications Endowment," inscribed by Joanna Steichen on recto: (Grace-re: our conversation-Joanna; see also: GMM Papers II.C

12/20/n.y. [1979]
V.B.15 Gifts

16 items; 12 leaves

Re: Christmas and Birthday gifts [1989-1991] sent by GMM

See also: GMM Papers V.B.2

1 fax [8 pp.] Morris-GMM (12/24/1991), re: list of gifts and recipients, incl. receipt for total cost

1 list [untitled] (1989-1991), re: list of gifts and recipients] [2 pp.]

9 copies of letters GMM sent out to stores with requested gifts to be sent to address provided

1989-1991
V.B.16 International Center of Photography

7 items; 2 leaves

Re: press releases; newsletters

1 TLS Cornell Capa-GMM (3/22/1972), re: gratitude to GMM support of work fund

1 TLS Cornell Capa-GMM (2/12/1975), re: GMM welcome as a supporting charter member

3/22/1972-5/8/1991
V.B.17 Lieberman, William S.

3 items

See also: GMM Papers VI.D.13

1 TMs Bruce Cratsley, "The Man Behind the Modern Met: William Slattery Lieberman '43," (n.d.) [10 pp.]

1 bulletin, Swarthmore College Bulletin LXXXV, no. 2 (October 1987)., incl. article by Bruce Cratsley, "The Man Behind the Modern Met"

1 clipping Cynthia Nadelman, "A Wing and a Prayer," Manhattan, Inc., (August 1986):139-143

n.d.-10/1987
V.B.18 Lyons, Nathan

1 item

1 TMs (copy) Nathan Lyons, "A Four Day Poem," (April 20-23, 1970), first draft. [32 pp.]

4/1970
V.B.19 Macmillan Company

2 items

Re: Claim to Copyright forms (copies) for GMM book, Once Upon a City

9/25/1958-11/7/1986
V.B.20 Medical

7 items; 1 leaf

Re: medical claim statement; Medicare benefit statements; notes in GMM hand of doctor appointments

7/1/1991-8/24/1992
V.B.21 Metropolitan Museum of Art

3 items; 1 leaf

1 TLS William Macomber-GMM (9/16/1981), re: election of GMM as Fellow for Life of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1 clipping (copy) Grace Glueck, "Met Gains a Major Photography Collection, " New York Times, October 10, 1989, sec. C, pp. 17-18

1 handmade card [unsigned] with 1 postcard adhered to recto: Edward Steichen. The Flatiron. 1904.Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933; 1 postcard adhered to insert: Berenice Abbott. GRace Mayer. 1936. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Jane Mayer, 1949.

n.d.-10/10/1989
V.B.22.a Museum of the City of New York: Once Upon a City

25 items; 25 leaves, re: Envelope from MCNY

1 ALS Shirley Burden-GMM (n.d.), re: compliments on GMM book, Once Upon a City

1 ALS John Kouwenhoven-GMM (1/13/1966), re: explanation of the proper use of the word "like"

1 TLS Carl Sandburg-GMM (6/15/1960), re: compliments on GMM book, Once Upon a City

1 TLS A.L. Hart, Jr.-GMM (3/20/1958), re: John Kouwenhoven quote for GMM book, Once Upon a City

1 TLS A.L. Hart, Jr.-GMM (3/14/1958), re: ES quote for forward of GMM book, Once Upon a City; incl. 1 TMsS (copy) Edward Steichen, [untitled], (n.d.)

1 ALS John [Kouwenhoven]-GMM (2/7/1957), re: suggestions for photograph reproductions in GMM book, Once Upon a City, incl. 1 TL (copy) [John Kouwenhoven]-A.L. Hart, Jr

1 ALS Ben Shahn-GMM (10/15/1956), re: use of quote for GMM book, Once Upon a City

1 ALS Maxfield Parrish-GMM (9/28/1956), re: permission to use quote for GMM book, Once Upon a City

1 TLS Carl Sandburg-GMM (9/27/1956), re: permission to use quote for GMM book, Once Upon a City

4 ALS Lloyd Morris-GMM (n.d.-1/1/1953), re: GMM book, Once Upon a City

n.d.-1/13/1966
V.B.22.b Museum of the City of New York: Printed Material

5 items

Richard Griffith, Fred Zinnemann (New York: Museum of Modern Art, Film Library, [1958])

Mrs. M.G. Kennedy, JuniorSunday School Quarterly (Boston, Mass.: W.H. Wilde & Co. Publishers, 1896)

The Museum of Modern Art, Members' Calendar of Events, October-November 1957

Dr. William M. Hitzig, The Ravensbrueck Lapins. [note: inscribed on recto: (To Grace my beloved Editor and mentor with love from Bill Jan 20, 1959)

Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Posters by Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec 1864-1890, March 6-April 20, 1947. Department of Fine Arts: Carnegie Institute.; incl. 1 ALS Pancho [unknown last name, nephew of GMM]-Moo, Moo (n.d.), re: thank you for water pistol

1 advertisement, Lady Grace Cigars (n.d.)

V.B.23 Rockefeller, Blanchette Ferry Hooker

1 item

1 pamphlet In Memoriam (12/4/1992)

12/4/1992
V.B.24 Steichen, Joanna

2 items

1 clipping Marilyn Lois Polak, "Joanna Steichen: How to Marry for Money" Inquirer Magazine [Philadelphia Inquirer], (June 6, 1982): p. 12-[no page number

Notes [2 pp.] in GMM hand [re: ES photographs

n.d.-6/6/1982
V.B.25 Steichen, Edward-GMM Personal Collection Loans

7 items; 4 leaves

Re: loan of ES photographs to The Currier Gallery of Art

12/23/1982-1/11/1983
V.B.26 Steichen, Edward-Umpawaug

15 items; 3 leaves

Photocopies of photographs taken at Umpawaug [source unknown

1 ACS Carlo Krieger-GMM (11/30/1990), re: visit to Umpawaug and photographs taken there

1 ALS (copy) GMM-Carlo Krieger (1/2/1991), re: photograph of Umpawaug for ESA; 1 chromogenic color print of house at Umpawaug, inscribed on verso of print: (This is how I first saw the house for the first time this November 18, 1990)

1 ALS (copy) Carlo Krieger-GMM [re: The Family of Man exhibition at Château de Clervaux

Notes (copies) [3 pp.]

11/18/1990-1/2/1991
V.B.27 Takashi, Morishima

4 items

Re: Japanese newspaper clippings (copies); incl. 1 Gelatin silver print, 8.5 " x 6.5" of Takashi Morishima and woman; see also: GMM Papers V.A.28

V.B.28 Teske, Edward

9 items

Re: greeting cards with reproductions of his photographs

3/20/1992
V.B.29 Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de

4 items

1 package of 10 (Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec) postcards

2 ACS Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (7/2/1890 & 2/26/[1893]) [note: removed from GMM apartment, originally framed works

1 announcement, Wittenborn Art Calendar for 1967

7/2/1890-1967
V.B.30 Wheeler, Monroe

1 item

1 pamphlet, A Memorial (11/3/1988) (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1988)

11/3/1988
 

Subseries V.C: Memorial and Post Death 1978-1997

Memorial and Post-Death, 12/4/1978-8/26/1997, contains materials sent to Silas Mountsier III (Executor of Mayer's Estate) and to Peter Galassi at MoMA. They include condolence letters and correspondence regarding the memorial service to be held at MoMA. Articles and obituaries are also included here as well as Mayer's final will, the latter containing restricted material. The material has been arranged chronologically, unless otherwise noted.

Folder Title Date
V.C.1 Articles

2 items

1 article (copy) Grace Glueck, "Dynamo Who Left Her Mark as Curator," New York Times, Friday May 2, 1997, sec. C, p. 2

1 ANS Juliet Alexander-Silas Mountsier III (n.d.), re: article above, tribute to GMM

5/2/1997
V.C.2 Condolence Letters

16 items; 7 leaves

Arranged chronologically

1 envelope Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo-Peter Galassi (n.d.), re: card for GMM pre-death; incl. 1 [color laser print] Sonja Bullaty. Grace Mayer at Sudek Opening. (3/17/1972), Neikrug Gallery. 1972.

1 ACS Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo-GMM ([1996]); see also: GMM Papers V.C.2

1 TLS Lily Solmssen Moureaux-Peter Galassi (1/27/1997)

1 memo Beverly Wolff-Peter Galassi (1/12/1997), re: Elie Nadelman sculpture found in GMM apartment, labeled confidential

1 TLS Cheryl Horwitt-Peter Galassi (1/9/1997), re: works collected from GMM apartment, incl. 1 record of art transfer (12/31/1996)

1 TLS Lucien Clergue-Peter Galassi (1/6/1997)

1 TLS Steve Miller-Peter Galassi (1/6/1997)

1 TLS Peter Galassi-Silas Mountsier III (12/22/1996), re: notification of GMM death to friends, incl. list of invitees to GMM luncheon in October

1 memo Peter Galassi-All staff (12/23/1996), re: notification of the death of GMM

1 [form] letter Peter Galassi (12/24/1994), re: notification of GMM death to be sent out to a list of recipients

3 TMs [Peter Galassi], Grace M. Mayer [1996]

1 TMs [Grace M. Mayer], "Grace M. Mayer: Writer, Collector, and Former Curator," (10/30/1987)

12/22/1996-1/27/1997
V.C.3 Guest Book

1 item

V.C.4 Hartmann, Erich

2 items; 1 leaf

1 TLS Erich Hartmann-Peter Galassi (12/9/1996), incl. 2 gelatin silver prints, Erich Hartmann. Untitled (Grace Mayer at MoMA). n.d

1996
V.C.5 Horowitz, Dorothy and Harry

11 items; 8 leaves

Re: material given to Silas Mountsier III by the Horowitzes post GMM death; incl. cards sent by GMM and GMM biographical statement

12/4/1978-2/1/1991
V.C.6 Memorial

24 items; 16 leaves

Re: Memorial Tribute held at MoMA in GMM honor

1 card, A Memorial Tribute Grace M. Mayer Curator Emeritus, Department of Photography 1901-1906, Wednesday, April 30, 1997, The Museum of Modern Art

1 ALS Mrs. Philip Bartlett-Silas Mountsier III

1 ALS Eleanor Breubs-Silas Mountsier III (5/15/1997)

1 ACS Sonja Bullaty [chromogenic color print adhered to board, inscribed on recto of board: (Remembrance of Grace MoMA 4/30/1997/Sonja)

1 ACS Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo [2 chromogenic color prints adhered to board, inscribed by the photographers on recto of board: (November 16. 1995 at PAI/Everybody had a great time/celebrating Grace!/With much love Sonja and Angelo)

1 ALS Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo-Silas Mountsier III (3/1/1997), incl. 1 chromogenic color print mounted on board, Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo. [Angel in Snow],1997. inscribed by the photographers on recto of print: (Joy in 1997 Sonja + Angelo)

1 TLS Peter Bunnell-Silas Mountsier III (6/5/1997)

1 ALS Gail Cohen-Silas Mountsier III (4/21/1997)

1 TLS Erich Hartmann-Silas Mountsier III (1/20/1997), incl. Erich Hartmann. Untitled (Grace Mayer). [1996]. Gelatin silver print, 9" x 6"

1 TLS Huey-Silas Mountsier III (2/28/1997), re: interview with GMM incl. in, Huey. Honest Vision: A Portrait of Todd Webb (Portland, ME: Films by Huey, 1996)

1 ALS Else Madelon Hooykaas-Silas Mountsier III (7/4/1997)

1 ALS Yas Ishimoto-Silas Mountsier III (3/12/1997)

1 TLS Herbert Migdoll-Silas Mountsier III (4/1/1997), re: proposal for his photograph, Ikona to float in MoMA garden pool the day of GMM Memorial Tribute, incl. 1 color copy Artelaguna. Swimming Dancer. (n.d.) 1 Herbert Migdoll. Ikona. (n.d.). Chromogenic color print;10" x 8"

1 TLS Steve Miller-Silas Mountsier III (5/5/1997)

1 ALS Helen Orsi-Silas Mountsier III (5/15/1997)

1 ALS Guio[mai] Sigala de Pereria (2/24/1997) [brother to José Sigala

1 TLS Herb Snitzer-Silas Mountsier III (5/13/1997)

1 TLS Takashi Morishima-Silas Mountsier III (n.d.)

n.d.-7/4/1997
V.C.7 Museum of the City of New York

Re: GMM biographical info., text from MCNY exhibition, Curating New York: The Legacy of Grace M. Mayer (10 pp.)

V.C.8 Obituaries

2 items

1 clipping, Michael Kimmelman, "Grace Mayer, Photography Curator, Dies at 95," New York Times, December 24, 1996

1 clipping, Robert R. Macdonald, "In Memoriam: Grace M. Mayer," Museum News, (March/April 1997)

12/24/1996-4/1997
V.C.9 Snitzer, Herb

3 items; 1 leaf

1 TLS Herb Snitzer-Peter Galassi (1/7/1997), re: compliments on his words in New York Times

1 TMs Herb Snitzer, "In Memory of Grace Mayer," (8/26/1997) [5 pp.]

1/7/1997-8/26/1997)

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Series VI: Printed Material

Printed Material is a collection separate from her office books and periodicals, found filed in with her papers.

 

Subseries VI.A: Auction Sale Catalogs 1982-1995

Auction catalogs (1982-1995) primarily, although not exclusively, documents auction sales of Steichen's work. When processing this subseries it was decided to add a note if photographs of Steichen were included in a sale. The catalogs follow a chronological arrangement by date of sale

Folder Title Date
VI.A.1 Photographs, Sotheby's Los Angeles

ES photographs incl.

February 16 and 17, 1982
VI.A.2 Rare Books, Bibliography & Autographs 19th and 20th Century Photographs including a Section on New York, Sale 451

Philips New York

ES photographs incl.

May 22, 1982
VI.A.3 Photographs by Eugene Atget, Property of a European Collector, Sale 4871M Vol. I., Sotheby's Park Bernet Inc May 24, 1982
VI.A.4 The Collection of Robert Mapplethorpe, Sale 4871M, Vol. II., Sotheby's Park Bernet Inc

ES photographs incl.

May 24, 1982
VI.A.5 Photographs Sale 4871M Volume III., Sotheby's Parke Bernet Inc.

ES photographs incl.

May 25, 1982
VI.A.6 Italian Futurist Photographs, Sale 4956, Vol. I., Sotheby's Parke Bernet Inc. November 9, 1982
VI.A.7 Photographs, Sale 4956, Vol. II., Sotheby's Parke Bernet Inc

ES photographs incl.

November 9-10, 1982
VI.A.8 Photographs including the Collections of Romeo Martinez, Paris, J. Kasmin, London and Various Owners, Sale 5043, Sotheby's Parke Bernet, Inc

ES photographs incl.

May 10-11, 1983
VI.A.9 Photographs, Sale 5232 SOHO

Sotheby's, New York

ES photographs incl.

November 5, 1984
VI.A.10 Photographs, Sale 5318 PROUST

Sotheby's, New York

May 7-8, 1985
VI.A.11 Photographs, Sale 5383 MERCURY

Sotheby's, New York,

ES photographs incl.

November 12, 1985
VI.A.12 Prints and Photographs, Sale 3676K and 3678M, Butterfield & Butterfield

ES photographs incl.

April 8-9, 1986
VI.A.13 Photographs, Sale 5453 PLATINUM

Sotheby's, New York

ES photographs incl.

May 12, 1986
VI.A.14 Photographs, Sale 5510 PARALLAX

Sotheby's, New York

ES photographs incl.

November 10, 1986
VI.A.15 Photographs, Sale 5571 SYZERGY

Sotheby's, New York

ES photographs incl.

Annotations in GMM hand

May 6, 1987
VI.A.16 Photographs, Sale 5627 MAGGUFFIN

Sotheby's, New York

ES photographs incl.

November 1-2, 1987
VI.A.17 Photographs, Sale 5766 SOLARIZE

Sotheby's New York,

ES photographs incl.

Annotations in GMM hand

November 1-2, 1988
VI.A.18 Photographs Sale 5833 SESQUI, Sotheby's New York,

ES photographs incl.; annotations in GMM hand

April 26-27, 1989
VI.A.19 19th and 20th Century Photographs, Sale EXCLUSIOR 6906

Christie's New York

ES photographs incl.

October 30, 1989
VI.A.20 Photographs, Sale 6073 MIRROR

Sotheby's, New York

ES photographs incl.

October 16-17, 1990
VI.A.21 Photographs From the Collection of Graham Nash, Sale 6003 NASH

Sotheby's, New York

incl. 1 clipping, add for Sale 6003

April 25, 1990
VI.A.22 Photographs, Sale 6004, SWIZZLE

Sotheby's, New York

April 26, 1990
VI.A.23 Photographs, Sale 6160 PALM

Sotheby's New York

April 17, 1991
VI.A.24 Estates of Mind, David G. Waxman Rare Books & Manuscripts

Stamped on verso of front cover (9/9/1991)

Annotated sticker adhered to front cover (see no. 35)

ES photographs incl.

[1991]
VI.A.25 Photographs, Sale 6286 MOXIE

Sotheby's, New York

April 14, 1992
VI.A.26 Photographs, Sale 6344 MODERN

Sotheby's, New York

October 15-16, 1992
VI.A.27 Photographers for Friends in Deed, Sotheby's, New York

ES photographs incl.

February 15, 1993
VI.A.28 Photographs, Sale 6468 TRIPOD

Sotheby's, New York

ES photographs incl.

October 7, 1993
VI.A.29 George Grosz, John Heartfield, and the Malik-Verlag Catalogue 100

April 1984
VI.A.30 Man Ray Paintings, Objects, Photographs, Sale LN5173 MAN RAY

Sotheby's, London

March 22-23, 1995
VI.A.31 Photographs, Sale 6684 TWENTY

Sotheby's, New York

ES photographs incl.

April 7-8,1995
 

Subseries VI.B: Periodicals 1970-1995

This subseries reflects Mayer's personal collection interests. Many of these publications were gifts from friends and include a personal note or inscription. Subseries B follows an alphabetical arrangement by periodical title.

Folder Title
VI.B.1 American Aperture, no.117 (Winter 1990).

"Josef Sudek Poet Of Prague Outward Journey"

1 clipping

VI.B.2 Art in America 74, no. 2 (February 1986).

"The Use of History: The Museum of Modern Art's four Atget exhibitions have dispelled some-but hardly all-of the mist that has accumulated around Atget's documentary practice"

VI.B.3 Artnews 88, no. 4 (April 1989).

"150 years of Photography"

VI.B.4 Bulletin of The Art Institute of Chicago 68, no. 4, (July-August 1974).
VI.B.5 Center Quarterly (Woodstock, New York: Photography Center) no. 50 (1991).

"It's All Relative" [re: Larry Fink, "New Relations The Family of Man Revisited": 4-17

VI.B.6 Cornell University Medical College Alumni Quarterly 51, no. 4 (September 1991).
VI.B.7 Country Life CLXXIV, no. 4484 (July 28, 1983).

"Game Fair Number"

ES photograph reproduction p. 243

VI.B.8 Drawing XI, no. 5 (January-February 1990).

note: pages folded over to article, Cecily Langdale, "Forum: Maurice Prendergast's 'Umbrellas in the Rain Venice'," pp. 100-101

VI.B.9 Grump (1989-1991)

Re: photography newsletter published by David Vestal

Grump, No. 8 (1989)

Grump, no. 15 (1991)

VI.B.10 Frank Lloyd Wright Newsletter 4, no. 3 & 4 (Third and Fourth Quarter 1981).

1 ANS Edmund Teske-[GMM] (n.d.), re: gift of journal; see also: GMM Papers V.B.28

VI.B.11 Harvard Magazine: Moments in Time 92, no. 2 (November-December 1989).

1 ALS Davis Pratt-GMM (10/26/[1989]), re: photograph of ES p. 33

VI.B.12 HG House & Garden 162, no. 4 (April 1990).
VI.B.13 Image 33, no. 3-4 (Winter 1990-91).
VI.B.14 Infocus 7, no. 3 (May and June 1990): 1-2.

Re: Rita Sylvan and Avis Berman, "Edward Steichen, A Memoir: The Making of 'The Family of Man'," 1st of 3 parts

VI.B.15 International Center for Photography: 1990 Annual Report, (December 1990-June 1990).

Inscribed by Cornell Capa on recto: (To Grace with LOVE…Cornell/April 10. 1991)

VI.B.16 Katalog: Quarterly Magazine for Photography: Native American Encounter 5, no. 4 (June 1993).
VI.B.17 Modern Photography 34, no. 7 (July 1970): 82-87, 136-137.

Grace Mayer, "Edward Steichen; Eighty Years As Photographer, Innovator, Trend-Setter"

VI.B.18 New York Public Library News 22, no.2 (April and May 1992).
VI.B.19 New Yorker, (June 22, 1992).
VI.B.20 Pharos '83 (Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, Florida) XX, no. 1 (July 1983).
VI.B.21 Photographica XII, no 2 (February 1980).
VI.B.22 Picture Division Bulletin 2, no. 1 (Spring 1984).
VI.B.23 Picture Professional XX, no. 2 (Summer 1991).
VI.B.24 Print Council of America: Newsletter 1995, no. 17 (Spring 1995).
VI.B.25 Quarry West, no. 17, (1983).

Inscription handwritten in ink, "To Grace Kindest regards Ron Starr"

VI.B.26 Saturday Review (January-February 1984).

Re: article, "The Curse of the Writing Class" pages marked by folded upper right hand corner

VI.B.27 Vanity Fair 47, no. 5 (May 1984).

Re: article "MoMA Loses Her Modernity"

VI.B.28 VisàVis 4, no. 5(May 1990): 64-81.

Re: article "Karsh: American Legends"

 

Subseries: Pamphlets 1954-1992

This subseries reflects Mayer's personal collection interests. Many of these publications were gifts from friends and include a personal note or inscription. Subseries C is arranged alphabetically by author's last name.

Folder Title
VI.C.1 Capturing an Image: Collecting 150 Years of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University: October 7-December 17, 1989.

Ackley, Clifford S. and Davis Pratt, (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts; Cambridge: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1989)

VI.C.2 , Dennis Adams: Road To Victory, Projects 25, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 12-February 28, 1991.

Adams, Dennis, (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1991)

VI.C.3 The Art Collection of the Federal Reserve Board: 5 Years of Accessions.,

Board of Governors of Federal Reserve (U.S.), ([Washington, D.C.]: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, [1992])

Two ES photographs represented in the exhibition

VI.C.4 Broar: Maneten Göteborg 19/1-10/2 1991.

(1991)

incl. 1 ACS Lennart Olsen-GMM (n.d.)

VI.C.5 Artist's Choice Chuck Close Head-On/ The Modern Portrait

Close, Chuck, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 10-March 19, 1991. (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1991)

VI.C.6 Berlin Art 1961-1987

edited by Kynaston McShine; with essays by Rene Block,…et. al. (New York: Museum of Modern Art; Munich: Prestel, c. 1987)

VI.C.7 Mouse Musings

Coatsworth, Elizabeth Jane, [Illustrated by Geneviere Shimer Typography & format by Abbe (n.p., Peuterschein-Hingman, 1954)

VI.C.8 De Stijl: Visions of Utopia

April 20-June 27, 1982 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Smithsonian Institute. ([Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute, 1982])

VI.C.9 The Intimate Interiors of Edouard Vuillard,

Easton, Elizabeth Wynne, (Washington: Published for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston by the Smithsonian Institution Press, c. 1989)

VI.C.10 Group Portrait: The First American Avant-Garde May 10-October 27,1991, The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute.

Washington, D.C.: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, [1991

VI.C.11 [Reproductions from original Lewis W. Hine negatives in the GEH Archive]

Hine, Lewis, (Rochester, N.Y., George Eastman House, 1970)

VI.C.12 Stuart Klipper The Museum of Modern Art, Projects 26 February 1-March 19, 1991.

Klipper, Stuart, (New York: Museum of Modern Art, c. 1991)

VI.C.13 Landscape/Six-Perspectives November 4-December 6, 1991 The Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University.

(Orange, CA.: Chapman University, 1991)

incl. 1 ALS Karl [unknown]-GMM (1/1992), re: thank you for Mondrian book; mention of his thesis

VI.C.14 Madelon Hooykaas: Elsa Stansfield From the Museum of Memory Personal Observatory 24. November 1991-15 January 1992.

(Bremen: Galerie Katrin Rabus,[1991])

1 ACS Else Madelon Hooykaas-GMM (n.d.)

VI.C.15 Marking the Decades: Prints 1960-1990. February 23-April 26, 1992.

(Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1992)

VI.C.16 Pierre Cordier 20 Years Chemi-grams.

Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts of Brussels, (Brussels: Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts of Brussels [1976])

VI.C.17 Alfred H. Barr, Jr.: A Memorial Tribute

Museum of Modern Art, October 21, 1981, 4:30 p.m. (New York: Museum of Modern Art, c. 1982)

incl. 1 ANS photocopy Dick Oldenburg (1/11/[1982])

VI.C.18 Painting New York: An Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings of New York City

Museum of the City of New York, October 4 1983 -April 1 1984 (New York: Museum of the City of New York, c. 1983)

VI.C.19 Photo-Secession: The Golden Age of Pictorial Photography in America

(The Currier Gallery of Art Manchester, New Hampshire (April 10, June 5, 1983)], (Manchester, N.H.: Currier Gallery of Art, 1983)

VI.C.20 Lucas Samaras February-March 30, 1991

Samaras, Lucas, (New York: Pace/MacGill Gallery, c. 1991).

Incl. 1 TLS Peter MacGill-GMM (2/26/1991)

VI.C.21 Lorna Simpson Projects 23

Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York July 6-August 26, 1990, (New York: Museum of Modern Art, c. 1990)

VI.C.22 Paul Strand 16 Gravures from Photography Year Book 1963

With appreciation by Milton W. Brown [1962]

Inscribed on verso: (To Grace M/ Mayer with all best wishes Paul Strand Xmas 1962)

VI.C.23 Richard Boies Stark: Line Wash Drawings and Watercolors Indelible Impressions

(Palm Beach: James Hunt Barker Galleries, 1986)

Iinscribed on title page: (To Grace with warm personal regards Richard Boies Stark)

VI.C.24 Steichen The Photographer

Steichen, Edward. (New York: Museum of Modern Art ; Garden City, N.Y.: Distributed by Doubleday, c. 1961)

incl. annotations to biographical outline

A Selected Bibliography in GMM hand

Copies of updated chronology (1967, 1968, 1969)

VI.C.25 The Family of Man, the Photographic Exhibition Created by Edward Steichen for The Museum of Modern Art.

Steichen, Edward. ([New York]: Published for The Museum of Modern Art by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with the Maco Magazine Corporation, 1967, c. 1955)

Incl. 1 TLS Charles Keppel-GMM (8/10/1955), re: thank you for check in honor of The Family of Man; incl. 2 broad sheets, The Family of Man

VI.C.26 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

1 pamphlet Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec November 7, 1985-January 26, 1986

1 package Toulouse-Lautrec (In Full Color): An Assortment of 10 cards, reproductions of the artist's most representative work. (France: Musée d'Albi, n.d.)

VI.C.27 Personal Journalism: A Decade of Color Photography; 1890-1990

Weinstein, Todd. (New York: Union Square Gallery Press, 1991)

Signed and numbered 21/250

VI.C.28 Abstraction Before 1930; Selections From the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, March 1-May 1, 1991.

Whitney Museum of American Art, (New York: The Whitney Museum, c. 1991)

 

Subseries VI.D: Clippings 1969-1992

Clippings, 9/1969-10/12/1992, is a collection of material that Mayer found of interest, primarily concerning friends or institutions. Clippings from newspapers were copied on preservation bond paper and the originals discarded.

Folder Title Date
VI.D.1 Binder, David "Dispute Cuts Short Brancusis' U.S. Tour"

New York Times, Saturday, December 22, 1990, sec. L, p. 17

VI.D.2 Curry, Jack "In Lawsuit, Child Wins A Matisse"

New York Times, Sunday, August 12, 1990, p. 26

VI.D.3 D'Harnoncourt, Anne

3 clippings

"Philadelphia Museum Ready To Pick Miss d'Harnoncourt," New York Times, May 27, 1982

Maryanne Conheim, "A Stroke That Fulfills Her Destiny," The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 18, 1982

Michael Brenson, "For New Museum Boss, Art Runs in the Family," New York Times, July 5, 1982

Dan Rottenberg, "Anne, Queen of Arts," Town & Country (January 1989): 94-96, 138, 141-148

5/27/1982-1/1989
VI.D.4 Duka, John "Tradition and Change on Madison"

The World New York, (n.d.): 64-66

VI.D.5 Flatiron

2 clippings

Hanna Rubin review of Flatiron: A Photographic History of the World's First Steel Frame Sky-scraper, 1901-1900 By Peter Gwillim KreitlerIn New York Times Book Review, April 14, 1991

Woody Hochswender, "Patterns," New York Times, February 19, 1991

2/19/1991-4/14/1991
VI.D.6 Glueck, Grace "Friend of O'Keeffe Glad Fight's Over"

New York Times, August 1, 1987, p. 13

VI.D.7 Gordon, Meryl "Oh Kay!"

Mirabella, (June 1991):77-82

VI.D.8 Gray, Christopher "Restoring the City's Oldest High-Rise Artists' Studios"

New York Times, October 6, 1989, p.1, sec. R., p. 4

VI.D.9 Hagen, Charles "A Mexican Master Surveys the Past"

New York Times, Magazine, (n.d.)

VI.D.10 Hofmann, Deborah "Style Makers: Don Marshall, Milliner"

New York Times, July 15, 1990

VI.D.11 Kakutani, Michiko "Books of The Times"

New York Times, December 9, 1987

VI.D.12 Kramer, Hilton. "Rediscovering a Quintessential Dadaist"

New York Times, February 3, 1980, sec. D, p.25, 27

VI.D.13 Lieberman, William

8 items; 11 clippings

1 members quarterly, MoMA (Winter 1990)

John Russell, "Art People: St. Mark's Horse Coming to Met," [New York Times], (n.d.)

Hilton Kramer, "From Russian Modernists to David Smith," New York Times, December 30, 1979, p. 1, sec. D, p. 23

Ada Louise Huxtable, "The Retreat Continued," New York Times, December 30, 1979, sec. D, p. 23, 31

Gene Thorton, "A Year of New Perspectives," New York Times, December 30, 1979, sec. D, p. 23, 31

Mark Stevens, "MoMA's Golden Anniversary," Newsweek, November 26, 1979, p. 124-127

John Russell, "Two Artists Share the Carnegie International," New York Times, November 18, 1979, sec. D, p. 39

Hilton Kramer, "Show at Modern Captures the Era," New York Times, November 18, 1979, sec. 2 D, p. 1, 39

John Russell, "Art: The Modern Looks Back at 20's," New York Times, November 16, 1979

John Russell, "The 20th Century at the Met," New York Times, August 12, 1979, sec. D, p. 31

John Russell, "Art: New Drawings At the Modern," New York Times, August 10, 1979

"Met Finds a Curator for 20th-Century Art," New York Times, June 15, 1979

6/15/1979-1990
VI.D.14 Mayor, A. Hyatt. "A Truth or Two About Art History"

Selected Writings and A Bibliography. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art: n.d.):148-154

VI.D.15 Mitgang, Herbert "Still Poor, 50 Years After Agee Portrait"

New York Times, June 17, 1989

VI.D.16 Morris, Oliver, "A Giant's Farewell Advice"

Newsday, June 10, 1990, sec. P. p. 26

VI.D.17 The Museum of Modern Art

8 clippings

Charles Hagen, "A New Curator Confronts The Legacy of a Legend," New York Times, January 26, 1992, sec. H, p. 31

Grace Glueck, "Despite a Trashing By Critics, Art Show Is Proving Popular," New York Times, December 3, 1990, sec. C, pp. 13, 15

Jack Flam, "The Gallery: MoMA's 'Artist's Choice'," The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 1989, sec. A, p. 14

Paul Goldbergerer, "A Wistful Ode to a Museum That Once Was," New York Times, June 11,1989, sec. H, p. 35

Michael Brenson, "A New Show Chronicles Resurgence of Berlin Art," New York Times, June 5, 1987, sec. C, pp. 1, 22

Douglas McGill, "Curator Explains the Making of 'Vienna 1900'," New York Times, July 12, 1986: C13

Paul Goldbergerer, "Architecture: the Modern Offers 'Vienna 1900'," New York Times, July 7, 1986, sec. C, p. 12

7/7/1986-1/26/1992
VI.D.18 The Museum of The City of New York

2 clippings

A.D. Coleman, "Social Conscience Informs An Alland Retrospective," The New York Observer, July 8-July, 15, 1991

Alfred Kazin, "When Bohemia Was in Bloom," [New York Times], (n.d.)

n.d.-7/15/1992
VI.D.19 Obituaries

12 clippings

William Grimes, "Pare Lorentz, 86, a Film Director On Socially Conscious Matters," New York Times, March 5, 1992

Clifford S. Ackley, "Davis Pratt, 1923-1991," Views 13, no. 2 (Spring 1992)

"Edith Bry, Artist 92; Noted for Her Glass In a 75-Year Career," New York Times, January 30, 1991

Peter Flint, "Juliet May Ray, 79, The Artist's Model and Muse, Is Dead," New York Times, January 21, 1991, sec. B, p. 8, sec. L

Peter Flint, "Greta Garbo, 84, Screen Icon Who Fled Her Stardom, Dies," New York Times, April 16, 1990, sec. A, p. 1, sec. D, p. 11

"Shirley Burden, 80, a Writer-Photographer," New York Times, June 5, 1989, sec. B, p. 12., incl. 3 obituaries from New York Times (June 6-8, 1989)

1/27/1987-3/5/1992
VI.D.20 Philllips, McCandish "Martha Graham: 'I realized That it Was Necessary to Speak of Your Time in Your Time.'"

International, Herald Tribune, October 6, 1970

VI.D.21 Rowan, Hayes "Ridgefield's Tina Brown Studies for the Ministry"

Press, Ridgefield, Conn., October 4, 1979, pp. 14-15

VI.D.22 "Saving Venice: A Pearl Cast Before the Politicians"

The Economist (February 8, 1992)

VI.D.23 Scrapbook

24 clippings

Re: clippings of movie stars kept by GMM, newsprint and oversized material was transferred to GMM Papers IX.D.6

VI.D.24 Sischy, Ingrid, "Photography: White and Black"

The New Yorker, November 13, 1984, pp. 124, 129-146

VI.D.25 Slesin, Suzanne "Untutored Fancy That Grew Into Art"

New York Times, July 13, 1989, sec. C, pp. 1, 10

VI.D.26 Steichen, Edward-Photographs

3 clippings

Peter C. Jones, "The Most Expensive Photographs,": 78-80

Peter C. Jones, "Garbo Immortal," Connoisseur: 150,152

Source unknown, annotated on top of copy: (From Paula Steichen's My [Connemara]-Here attributed to)

VI.D.27 Steichen, Edward-The Family of Man

8 clippings

9/13/1955-11/1967
VI.D.28 Steichen, Edward

1 clipping

"Rodin's Balzac," Art in America 57, no. 5 (September-October 1969)

1969
VI.D.29 Steichen, Edward-Umpawaug, Redding CT.

2 clippings

Alicia Maxey, "'A Rare and Wondrous Place'," The New-Times, October 12, 1992, pp. 15-16

Rosalie Radomsky, "If You're Thinking of Living in: Redding," New York Times, October 6, 1991

10/6/1991-10/12/1992
VI.D.30 Sussman, Warren I., "The People's Fair: Cultural Contradictions of a Consumer Society"

Dawn of A New Day: The New York World's Fair, 1939/40 (Flushing, NY: Queens Museum; New York: New York University Press, c. 1980)

VI.D.31 Vogel, Carol "$4.5 Million Matisse Leads in Slow Sales"

New York Times, May 9, 1991, sec. C, pp. 17, 20

VI.D.32 Warren, Virginia Lee "Can a Poodle Find Love and Happiness In the 9-to-5 Life?"

New York Times, April 8, 1976, sec. L, p. 46

 

Subseries VI.E: Correspondence and Inscriptions

Correspondence and Inscriptions from GMM Office Books and Periodicals, consists primarily of photocopies of the book inscriptions. For those books that contained inscriptions, a photocopy of the inscription was made and filed in this series. Cards or correspondence found with the books were transferred to this series as well. The folders have been arranged alphabetically by the inscription or correspondent's name. Following each folder title is a note as to which book the inscription was copied from. For a complete list of the books and periodicals including notation of those retained by the Museum Library, researchers can refer to GMM Papers Addendum B. Office Books and Periodicals.

Folder Title
VI.E.1 Berger, Margaret

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 83

VI.E.2 Beck, Tom

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 121

VI.E.3 Biggs, Ann Atwood

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 131

VI.E.4 Burri, René and Rosellina

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 36

VI.E.5 Callahan, Harry

3 items

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 25, incl. 1 clipping; inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 13

1 clipping (copy) Andy Grundberg, "When Woman Is Idealized Without Resorting to Cliché," [unknown newspaper]

VI.E.6 Caponigro, Paul

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 126

VI.E.7 Cartier-Bresson, Henri

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 7 (incl. 1 ACS)

1 ACS Henri Cartier-Bresson-GMM (11/8/1985), re: thank you for card; English edition of Photoportraits

VI.E.8 Clergue, Lucien

6 items

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Books 10 (incl. photographer's card), 24, 130, 143, 152, and 153

VI.E.9 Davidson, Bruce

2 items

Re: inscriptions (copy) from GMM Office Books 82 and 64

VI.E.10 Davis, Keith

1 item

1 business card Re: inscribed: (with compliments Keith Davis) from GMM Office Book 85

VI.E.11 Faurer, Louis

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 53

VI.E.12 Franck, Fredrick

7 items

Re: inscriptions (copies) from GMM Office Books 125, 138, 141 (incl. photograph and exhibition announcement, 145 and 181)

[Photographer unknown]. Untitled (portrait of man and woman). 1992.

Gelatin silver print, 5" x 7.6875 [inscribed on verso of print by Fredrick Franck

1 exhibition announcement, Frederick Franck. Seven Generations, 1990/91

VI.E.13 Freund, Gisèle

2 items

Re: inscriptions (copies) from GMM Office Books 49 (incl. photographer's card) and 150

VI.E.14 Galassi, Peter

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 170

VI.E.15 Haas, Ernst

3 items

1 card (blank) Ernst Haas. Red Rose, 1970

1 ACS Nancy D'Antonio, Ernst Haas Studio-GMM (n.d.), re: gratitude for GMM help with book, encl. GMM Office Book 81

VI.E.16 Hombourg, Maria Morris

3 items

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 61, incl. 1 ACS

1 ACS Maria Morris Hombourg-GMM Re: invitation for exhibition, The New Vision: Photography Between The World Wars The Metropolitan Museum of Art., incl. 1 pamphlet, The New Vision

VI.E.17 Hooykaas, Else Madelon

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 32

VI.E.18 Ishimoto, Yasuhiro

5 items

Re: inscriptions (copies) from GMM Office Books 14, 24, 58, 78, and 146, incl. 1 ACS Yas Ishimoto-GMM

VI.E.19 Jacobi, Lotte

2 items

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 149 (incl. 1 ACS)

1 ACS Lotte Jacobi-GMM (11/17/1982), re: gift of book GMM Office Book 149

VI.E.20 Johnson, Philip

3 items; 1 leaf

1 ALS Philip Johnson-GMM (7/8/1986), re: gift of book, GMM Office Book 72

Incl. 1 clipping, Paul Goldberger, "Philip Johnson, at 80, Is Dean and Gadfly of the Profession," New York Times, June 29, 1986, pp. 29, 33

VI.E.21 [J. Lemagny]

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 117

VI.E.22 Levy, Builder

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 48

VI.E.23 Marcus, Leonard

1 item

1 ACS Marcus Leonard-GMM (6/21/1985), re: thank you note; gift of GMM Library Journal 1

VI.E.24 Mayer, Grace

1 item

Re: handwritten notes in GMM hand from GMM Office Book 128

VI.E.25 McKenna, Rollie

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 140

VI.E.26 Michaels, Barbara L.

1 item

1 ACS Barbara Michaels-GMM Re: invitation to reception in honor of Barbara Michaels; from GMM Office Book 68

VI.E.27 Millstein, Gilbert

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 7

VI.E.28 Naef, Weston

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 35

VI.E.29 Nixon, Nicolas

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 168

VI.E.30 Null, Harold

1 item

Re: Inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 134

VI.E.31 Olson, Lennart

2 items

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 30 (incl. 1 exhibition announcement)

1 exhibition announcement, Lennart Olson Fotografier, (October 7-November 19, 1989), Fotografiska Museet I Moderna Museet

VI.E.32 Otero, Robert

2 items

Separated from GMM Office Book 71

1 exhibition announcement, Exposicion Recuerdo de Picasso, (November-December 1984) Cirulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid

VI.E.33 Parker, Ann

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 42

VI.E.34 Putman, Wallace

1 item

Re: inscription from GMM Office Book 113

VI.E.35 Schwartz, Amy

2 items

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 21 (incl. 1 TLS)

1 TLS Leonard Marcus-GMM (6/6/1990), re: gift of book

VI.E.36 Shanor, Rebbecca Read

3 items

1 TLS A.L. Hart, Jr.-GMM (1/5/1989), re: gift of book, GMM Office Book 135

1 ALS Rebbecca Read Shanor-GMM (2/15/1989), re: compliments on Once Upon Upon a City

VI.E.37 Sikora, T.

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 101

VI.E.38 Smith, W. Eugene

1 item

1 ALS Jim Hughes-GMM (1990), re: Aileen Smith's address; remarks about finished book, GMM Office Book 17

VI.E.39 Stolz, Einzi

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 2

VI.E.40 Tucker, Anne

2 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Books 28 and 40

VI.E.41 Uelsmann, Jerry

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 139

VI.E.42 Unknown names

9 items

VI.E.43 Webb, John S.

1 item

Re: inscription (copy) from GMM Office Book 48


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Series VII: Photographs

 

Subseries VII.A: Correspondence 1963-1997

Correspondence, 1963-1997, consists of correspondence and notes separated from Addendum C. Collection Prints. The bulk of this material compromises short notes or greeting cards. Absent is more lengthy correspondence about the work or personal matters regarding the Photographers. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically and chronologically thereunder.

Folder Title Date
VII.A.1 Albok, John

6 items; 1 leaf

1 ALS Ilona Albok Vitarius-GMM (8/26/1989), incl. enclosed chromogenic color print (John Albok. Autumn in New York. n.d. chromogenic color print, 3.125 x 3.125)

1 ANS Ilona Albok Vitarius-GMM (n.d.), re: inscribed by Ilona Albok Vitarius: (Bon Voyage-/dearest Grace); separated from GMM 0023

1 ANS Ilona Albok Vitarius-GMM (n.d.), re: inscribed by Ilona Albok Vitarius: (Welcome home-Dearest Grace taken with his Rolleiflese [sic]-favorite camera/Oct. 29, 1990); separated from GMM 0004

1 ANS Ilona Albok Vitarius-GMM (n.d.), re: inscribed by Ilona Albok Vitarius: (Dad loved to "fool around" in the store-Hence-this timely image. These were my toys and my globe.); separated from GMM 0025

2 postcards (blank) John Albok. Milk Route, New York, 1934 and John Albok. Launching, Central Park, New York, 1939

n.d.-8/26/1989
VII.A.2 Andujar, Claudia

3 items

See also: GMM Papers V.B.3

1 color proof [note: annotated in hand of GMM on verso: (Proof for the Amazon book, 1972 Claudia Andujar Love)

1 ANS Claudia Andujar-GMM (12/1962), re: gift of photograph, separated from GMM 0032

1 ANS Claudia Andujar-GMM (n.d.), re: gift of photograph; precautions in framing the print, separated from GMM 0031

n.d.
VII.A.3 Bayard, Hippolyte

1 item

1 note [re: Hippolyte Bayard prints given to GMM by Martinez

n.d.
VII.A.4 Breitenbach, Joseph

2 items; 1 leaf

1 ALS Joseph Breitenbach-GMM ([1963]), re: holiday greetings; separated from GMM 0063

1 ANS Joseph Breitenbach-GMM (12/27/1967), re: holiday greetings; separated from GMM 0064

[1963]-12/27/1967
VII.A.5 Brown, Chris

1 leaf

1 TLS Chris Brown-GMM (12/15/1975) [note: Christmas gift, portrait of ES and Chris Brown, separated from GMM 0406

12/15/1975
VII.A.6.a Bullaty, Sonja: Correspondence

8 items; 6 leaves

Re: material loosely filed in with GMM collection photographs

1 ACS Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo-GMM (n.d.), re: holiday greeting

1 ACS Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo-GMM (n.d.), re: friendship greeting

1 photocopy Sonja Bullaty, [trees in snow]. 1995. [initialed by the photographer and dated on recto (S.B. 1995)

1 color photocopy Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo. Untitled. (Chairs in snow), [1993]. [inscribed by the photographers on recto: (Photographed especially for you, Dear Grace, March 1993/Just thought you would like to know what you are missing in your favorite garden at MoMA/with much love Sonja + Angelo)

1 ACS Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo (1993), re: 1990 greeting

1 ACS Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo (1990), re: Prague freedom, 1990; 1991 greeting, incl. 2 color chromogenic prints adhered to card

1 ALS Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo (5/1980)

1 ACS Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo (1980), re: decade greeting

3/25/1977-1/6/1996
VII.A.6.b Bullaty, Sonja: Articles

5 items

Re: articles which include photographs by Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo; each article inscribed by the photographers

1 article "Generosity of Place," Orion, (Winter 1993). [enclosed in board, inscribed on recto of board: (To Grace with love Sonja and Angelo); on recto of second board: (From: Orion Winter 1993)

1 article "Living in A City Without Land," Horticulture, (August 1982): 24-29. [enclosed in paper, inscribed on recto of paper: (To Grace with love S+A)

1 article Tevere MacFadyen, "Central Park Through the Seasons," Horticulture, (March 1982): 29-37. [inscribed on recto of article: (Our favorite park to our favorite lady, with much love for ALL seasons/S+A)

1 article: Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo, "Color Them Smoky," National Wildlife, (December 1978): 58-63. [enclosed in paper, inscribed on recto of paper: (A bouquet for Grace From Dec. 1978 National Wildlife Sonja And Angelo)

1 article George Laycock, "Everybody's Favorite Bear," Audubon, (May 1977) 10-19. [enclosed in paper, inscribed on recto of paper: (To Grace with our love Sonja And Angelo/From Audubon May 1977)]

5/1977-Winter 1993
VII.A.6.c Josef Sudek work

3 items

2 partial contact sheets [photographs by Sonja Bullaty of Josef Sudek prints

1 receipt written in hand of GMM and signed by Sonja Bullaty for the return of Josef Sudek prints

3/25/1977)
VII.A.7 Freund, Yvonne

1 leaf

Separated from GMM 0327

n.d.
VII.A.8 Gallagher, Barrett Mrs.

1 leaf

Separated from GMM 0337

7/19/1980
VII.A.9 Hammarskiöld, Hans

2 leaves

Separated from GMM 0360, 0352

1 TLS Hans Hammarskiöld-GMM (2/15/1980), re: holiday greeting; his exhibition in San Francisco; Stephen White Gallery in Los Angeles; trip to Point Lobos, CA, encl. print from Point Lobos; see also: GMM Papers VII.A GMM 0352

1 TLS Hans Hammarskiöld-GMM (12/16/1983), re: holiday greeting; closing of gallery Camera Obscura; encl. photograph of his grandchild, Gustav; see also: GMM Papers VII.A GMM 0360

2/15/1980-12/16/1983
VII.A.10 Krims, Leslie

1 leaf

Separated from GMM Papers VII.A GMM 0569

n.d.
VII.A.11 Levitt, Helen

1 leaf

Separated from GMM Papers VII.A GMM 0612

n.d.
VII.A.12 Ludwig, Allan

2 leaves

1 TLS Allan Ludwig-GMM (4/19/1976), re: feet series of photographs; mask series

1 TLS Allan Ludwig-GMM (8/19/1975), re: gift of photograph; see also: GMM 0650

8/19/1975-4/19/1976
VII.A.13 McKenna, Rollie

1 leaf

1 ALS Rollie McKenna-GMM (11/1/1988), re: travel plans; Robert Mapplethorpe show; gift of photographs; see also: GMM 0659

11/1/1988
VII.A.14 Migdoll, Herbert

1 leaf

1 ALS Herbert Migdoll-Peter Gallassi (n.d.), re: gift of photograph; see also: GMM 0439

n.d. [1997]
VII.A.15 Olson, Lennart

2 items; 1 leaf

1 copy print (Lennart Olson. Ste. Ages, Provence. 1955. Collection of The Museum of Modern Art)

1 ALS Lennart Olson-GMM (12/13/1970), re: projects he is working on, incl. photographs made for Swedish Royal mail stamp, encl. photograph; see also: GMM 0723

12/13/1970
VII.A.16 Sage, James

1 leaf

Re: gift of photograph taken by his daughter; see also: GMM 0781

[9]/1972
VII.A.17 Sandoval, Judy

2 leaves

Re: gift of photographs from the Wyoming series; see also: GMM 0783-0787

1/15/1985
VII.A.18 Siembab, Carl

1 leaf

Re: gift of photograph taken by Carl Siembab of Paul Caponigro; see also: GMM 0390

12/14/1990
VII.A.19 Smith, W. Eugene

1 item

Re: W. Eugene Smith photograph of hands; his photograph Plumb Line; see also: GMM 0798

VII.A.20 Steichen, Edward

9 items

Re: typed and handwritten notes on backs of ES prints hanging in GMM apt

VII.A.21 Josef Sudek

1 leaf

Re: translation of original letter Josef Sudek-GMM (1/12/1975), transferred from envelope of Josef Sudek prints

1 ALS [translation by Sonja Bullaty] Josef Sudek-GMM (1/12/1975), re: gratitude for Christmas gift sent by GMM erroneously dated? (envelope dated 1973)

1/12/1975
VII.A.22 Uelsmann, Jerry

11 items; 4 leaves

1 ACS Jerry Uelsmann-GMM (n.d.[3/1979]), re: birth announcement of Uelsmann's son (Andrew Light, born March 16, 1979); photograph enclosed in card

1 ACS Jerry Uelsmann-GMM (1/11/1978) [note: photomechanical process on postcard (Jerry Uelsmann. Untitled. 1976.) mounted on recto of paper card, re: his opening at Witkin gallery; exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, History of Fashion Photography

1 ACS Jerry Uelsmann-GMM (3/31/1975), re: thank you note for gift; separated from GMM 0988

1 ACS Jerry Uelsmann-GMM (3/16/1972), re: permission to use his Valentine in an exhibition

1 card "Your Future Husband-Your Future Children"

4 envelopes from Uelsmann's Valentine series (2/11/1973-2/10/1981)

1 envelope with slide enclosed (2/11/n.y.)

3/16/1972-3/1979
VII.A.23 Weinberg, Marion K.

1 item

1 ANS Marian Weinberg (n.d.), re: gift of photographs by Robert C. Weinberg; see also: GMM 1022, 1023

n.d.
 

Subseries VII.B: Photographs 1963-1997

Photographs consists of photographs that were found with no related correspondence or other documentation, for example a large collection of Erich Hartmann photographs taken at Mayer's 90th Birthday Dinner, as well as a scrapbook of photographs taken at the party. Also included here is a scrapbook from the Museum of the City of New York exhibition, Curating New York: The Legacy of Grace M. Mayer. Other materials found here are a collection Mayer's reproduction photographs and negatives of Edward Steichen's work.

Folder Title Date
VII.B.1 90th Birthday Party photographs

21 gelatin silver prints by Erich Hartmann

It was decided not to individually catalog these photographs, each photograph is individually housed in a Mylar sleeve

VII.B.2 Miller, Wayne

1 item

Wayne Miller. Untitled. (Steichen sleeping on table). ca. 1953. Gelatin silver print 5.75" x 9.675"

VII.B.3 Mountsier, Silas Mrs.

1 item

1 color snapshot inscribed in GMM on verso: (Mrs. Silas Mountsier and Amos, 1992)

1992
VII.B.4 Scrapbook

2 items

Curating New York: The Legacy of Grace M. Mayer [36 pp.]

!!Wow!! (11/26/1991), re: photographs from GMM 90th Surprise Birthday party] [22 pp.]

VII.B.5 Steichen, Edward-Copy Negatives

24 items

Written on folder label in hand of GMM (GMM personal collection)

VII.B.6 Steichen, Edward-Copy Negatives and Photographs

18 items

VII.B.7 Steichen, Edward-Family of Man Installations Shots

6 items

Written on envelope: (Family of Man-Venezuela/copy original from Ezra Stoller

VII.B.8 Takeda, Chico

1 gelatin silver print, inscribed on verso of print: (Melbourne. Printed by Chijo Takeda 5/1991 from a copy negative provided by Mark Sponenburg and are now in the Sponenburg collection at Williamette University., note incl. identifying group:

A.W. Robinson
Mary Steichen
Steichen [Edward]
Madame Fred Coburn (see Scheppers)
F.E.M.R. (Eva Robinson) b.1893-1987
Margaret Beatrice T. Robinson

VII.B.9 Young, Barbara

Re: 34 chromogenic color snapshots by Barbara Young of Barcelona, primarily Antoni Gaudí architecture; annotated on verso of some prints in hand of Barbara Young

1983

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Series VIII: Artwork

Artwork is material gathered from Mayer's apartment at the Carlyle Hotel. Found here is a collection of works on paper including etchings, watercolor paintings, graphite and ink on paper, lithographs and one silk-screened poster. The collection includes a Marc Chagall etching presented to Mayer by MoMA as gratitude in helping with Seventy Photographer's Look at New York [MoMA Exh. # 624, Nov. 26, 1957-Mar., 1958]. The material has been arranged alphabetically by the artist's name, with unknown artists following. For works of art that were accessioned into the Museum Collection, researchers can contact the Department of the Registrar.

Folder Title
VIII.1 Albers, Josef

1 Portfolio Folder, Josef Albers, Formulations: Articulation. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and Ives-Silman, Inc., 1972). [2 pp., 1 pl.]

VIII.2 Baragwanath, Patricia

Patricia Baragwanath

Untitled (cow with trees). 1970

Ink on paper, mounted on board, 4" x 5.6875

Signed and dated by the Artist on recto of mount

VIII.3.a Edith Bry

Untitled (landscape). 4/1981

Watercolor on paper, 8.875" x 12"

Signed in the lower right quadrant on recto: (Bry 4/81)

VIII.3.b Edith Bry

Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. City. 1943-1947

Watercolor on paper, matted in paper, 7" x 4.9375

Titled and dated on recto of mat: (Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. City (1943-47);attributed in hand of GMM on verso of mount: (Edith Bry)

VIII.4 Cardenas, Santiago

Santiago Cardenas

Deco. 1984

Etching on paper, 4.675"x 7.375"

Editioned, titled, signed and dated on recto of print: (67/75 Deco/Santiago Cardenas); see also: GMM Papers VII.A GMM 0035

VIII.5 Chagall, Marc

Marc Chagall

La Colen du [Sevgney]. n.d

etching on paper, 13" x 8"

[titled by the Artist on recto of work: (La Colen du [Sevgney]; annotated on verso in unknown hand: (4960 The Wrath/TR 10070.92)

Enclosed in folder made of board with 1 TLS René d'Harnoncourt-GMM (12/5/1957), re: gift of Chagall print as token of gratitude for helping with Seventy Photographers Look at New York [MoMA Exh. # 624, Nov. 26, 1957-Mar., 1958

VIII.6.a William Clul[z]

Untitled. (portrait of a boy). 1962

Graphite on paper, 11" x 7.5"

Inscribed, dated and signed by the Artist on recto of work: (To Grace with fondest regards 1962 William Clul[z])

VIII.6.b William Clul[z]

Untitled. (abstraction). n.d

Graphite on paper and on verso oil paint on paper, 9.5" x 8.5"

Attributed in hand of GMM on recto of sketch: (Clul[z])

VIII.7.a Esther Goetz

1940's N.Y.C. E. Park. c.1940

Watercolor on paper, mounted on board 5" x 6.4375

Signed, titled and dated by the artist on recto of work, D Pronouncing "Sweet-Tea"- "Sweetie" and illegible writing on verso of mount

VIII.7.b Esther Goetz

Montauk. c. 1960

Watercolor on paper, matted in board 2.9375 x 3.875"

Signed by the artist on recto of work: (Goetz); annotated in GMM hand on verso of mat: (Montauk c. 1960); mat loose from watercolor, housed in separate Mylar folder

VIII.8.a Kathleen Haven

Dog. 1966

Pen on paper, 10.25" x 13.3125

Titled, signed, and dated by the Artist on recto of work: (Dog/Kathleen Haven/1966)

VIII.8.b Kathleen Haven

Untitled], n.d

Ink and gouache on paper, mounted on paper, 13.875" x 7.3125

Signed by the Artist on recto of work: (Haven)

VIII.9 Hiko

Hiko

Yanomani Indian Maternity, 1977

Color marker on paper, mounted on board, 8.125 x 4.4375

Titled and dated by the Artist on recto of mount; attributed in hand of GMM on recto of mount: (Hiko)

VIII.10 Lombard, Peter

Peter Lombard

Elizabeth. Comitissa Devoiaae, n.d

Etching on paper [from book], mounted on paper 13" x 9.25"

Attributed in unknown hand on recto of mount: (Peter Lombard after Van Dyck); annotated on verso of print: (gr 402 [undecipherable marks crossed out in pencil); the letter (P) written in brown ink on verso of print

VIII.11 Migdoll, Herbert

1 silk screen poster, 27.5" x 13.25" Ikona Photo Gallery, Herbert Migdoll Ikona Photo Gallery 17 Agosto - 18 Settembre Venezia San San Marco. [originally framed and hung in GMM office]

VIII.12 Olson, Lennart

1 set of 14 postcards, (n.d.)

VIII.13 Petersen, Rolf

Rolf P. Petersen

Untitled (photograph of etching, photographer and camera), n.d

Gelatin sliver print, mounted on board and matted in paper, 8.8125 x 6.675"

Illegible signature on printing plate; printed on lower left border of image: (Stannard & Son); on verso of mount in hand of GMM: (gift of Rolf Petersen)

VIII.14 Porter, Allan

Allan Porter

[untitled], 1989

Watercolor on paper, 4.125 x.8125

Signed, dated and inscribed by the Artist on recto of work: (A.P. '89/It's no 'Turner' but it's Porter in Luzern and the view of Mt. Pilatus 1989)

VIII.15 Solveig

Solveig

Festscrift for Grace. November, 1991

Illustrated book, ink on paper, sheet overall 8.4375 x 5.9375 [25 pp.]

VIII.16 Stark, Judy and Dick

Judy and Dick Stark

Gondolas n.d

Watercolor on paper, 5.8125 x 7.5"

Titled, inscribed and signed by the Artist's on recto of work: (Gondolas A memento of Venice. With Love to Grace/Stark/Judy + Dick)

VIII.17 Unknown Artist

Untitled (Antoine/H.S. Ibels). n.d

Conté Crayon on paper, 15.3125 x 11.1875

Annotated by the Artist on recto of work: (Antoine/H.S. Ibels)

VIII.18 Unknown Artist

Untitled. n.d

3 color etching, 8.25" x 11.1875

Annotated and signed by the Artist on recto of paper: (E.A./[undecipherable]); numbered on verso of paper: (38)

VIII.19 Unknown Artists

Pi-Holding Together, 1968

Monotype on paper, 7.9375 x 6"

Titled, editioned, dated, signed and inscribed by Artist on recto of work: (to Miss Mayer with best wishes/ Sheila '68/Pi-Holding Together/4/9)

VIII.20 Unknown Artist

Zebra, n.d

Conté crayon on tracing paper, 13.875" x 10.9375

Titled by the artist on recto of work: (Zebra)

VIII.21 Unknown Artist

Actualistes, n.d

Lithograph on paper, 14" x 10.875"

Signed by the artist on lithostone: (CHAM W); title printed on recto of work: (Actualistes: Ne Bougens Plus. Le Chariari propose de faire faire la photographie de l'Autriche et de l'Italie!…on Sera sur pendant ce temps-la qu'elles ne pourront pas bouger!…)

Printed in lower border of image: (Mon Martinet, 172, r. Rivoli et 41, r. Viviene/Lith Destouches, 28, r. Paradis Pre Paris.)

Printed on upper right border: (39)

Inscribed card incl. with print: (For Grace's Collection of "P.S." Photography with compliments); and printed on card: (Harry Shaw Newman); card housed on verso of board

VIII.22 Unknown Artist

Croquis Parisiens, n.d

Lithograph, printed on paper, mounted and matted on board 9.3125 x 14.25"

Titled printed on upper border of image: (Croquis Parisiens)

Printed on lower border of image: (Mon Martinet. 146 r. Rivoli et 41, r. Vivienne/Lith. Destouches, 28 r. Paradis Pre Paris)

Text printed below border text: (Photographie Nouveau procédé employé pour obtenir des poses gracieuses)

Initialed and numbered on lithostone: (h.D/293)

Assigned number on recto of mount: (GME 20/15)

VIII.23 Unknown Artist

Proverbs et Maximes: La Patience est la vertu des ânes. n.d.

Lithograph on paper, 13.5" x 10"

Initialed on lithostone (H.D.)

Printed on recto of work: (No. 3; Chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16./Chez Aubert gal. Vero-Dodat./Imp. D' Aubert & Cie/red ink stamp on recto of print

On lower right quadrant annotated in pencil: (805)

VIII.24 Unknown Artist

Harlequin [illegible], n.d.

Ink and graphite on paper, 9.25" x 6.25"

Titled and inscribed by Artist on recto of work: (Harlequin [illegible]/Congratulations

Illegible date

Incl. folded paper inscribed: (Greetings/[illegible name]/Late for Christmas as usual!)

Card housed in separate Mylar envelope


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Series IX: Oversized and Fragile Materials 1929-1985

 

Subseries IX.A: Newspaper Clippings Separated from GMM Papers Series II 1973-1979

Newsprint, 3/25/1973-10/23/1979, is made up of the obituaries and articles separated from Series II. Smaller clippings are arranged alphabetically in a document box while full page newspapers or articles are filed alphabetically in an oversized box.

Folder Title Date
IX.A.1 Alaska

2 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.2

3/26/1973-3/27/1973
IX.A.2 Arizona

1 clipping

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.3

3/26/1973
IX.A.3 Colorado

5 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.5

3/26/1973-3/28/1973
IX.A.4 Delaware

3 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.7

3/26/1973-3/29/1973
IX.A.5 District of Columbia

4 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.8

3/26/1973-3/29/1973
IX.A.6 Georgia

5 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.10

3/26/1973-3/28/1973
IX.A.7 Idaho

5 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.11

3/26/1973
IX.A.8 Indiana

16 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.13

3/26/1973-3/31/1973
IX.A.9 Kansas

7 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.14

3/26/1973
IX.A.10 Kentucky

4 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.15

3/26/1973
IX.A.11 Michigan

20 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.18

3/26/1973-3/28/1973
IX.A.12 Minnesota

4 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.19

3/26/1973
IX.A.13 Mississippi

3 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.20

3/26/1973-3/27/1973
IX.A.14 Missouri

6 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.21

3/26/1973
IX.A.15 Montana

5 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.22

3/26/19173
IX.A.16 Nebraska

4 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.23

3/26/1973-3/27/1973
IX.A.17 Nevada

4 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.24

3/26/1973-3/26/1973
IX.A.18 New Hampshire

6 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.25

3/26/1973
IX.A.19 New Jersey

7 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.26

3/26/1973-3/30/1973
IX.A.20 New Mexico

2 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.27

3/26/1973
IX.A.21 North Dakota

5 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.32

3/26/1973-3/27/1973
IX.A.22 Oklahoma

8 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.35

3/26/1973-4/10/1973
IX.A.23 Oregon

9 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.36

3/26/1973
IX.A.24 Pennsylvania

30 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.37

3/26/1973-4/9/1973
IX.A.25 Puerto Rico

1 clipping

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.38

3/27/1973
IX.A.26 Rhode Island

2 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.39

3/26/1973
IX.A.27 South Carolina

5 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.40

3/26/1973
IX.A.28 Texas

28 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.42

3/26/1973-3/29/1973
IX.A.29 Utah

2 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.43

3/26/1973
IX.A.30 Vermont

7 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.44

3/26/1973-3/27/1973
IX.A.31 Washington

11 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.46

3/26/1973-3/30/1973
IX.A.32 West Virginia

7 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.47

3/26/1973-3/29/1973
IX.A.33 Wisconsin

18 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.48

3/26/1973-4/4/1973
IX.A.34 Wyoming

1 clipping

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.49

3/26/1973
IX.A.35 Belgium

1 clipping

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.50

4/1/1973
IX.A.36 Denmark

1 clipping

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.51

5/6/1973
IX.A.37 Dominican Republic

1 clipping

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.52

5/15/1973
IX.A.38 England

3 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.53

3/26/1973-8/22/1973
IX.A.39 France

6 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.54

3/27/1973-10/1973
IX.A.40 Holland

1 clipping

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.56

4/2/1973
IX.A.41 Italy

6 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.57

3/27/1973-5/1973
IX.A.42 Japan

14 clippings

incl. typed English translation

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.58

3/27/1973
IX.A.43 South America

2 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.61

3/27/1973
IX.A.44 Alabama

7 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.1

3/26/1973-3/28/1973
IX.A.45 California

44 clippings and 1 magazine

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.4

3/26/1973-4/7/1973
IX.A.46 Connecticut

34 clippings and 1 newspaper

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.6

3/26/1973-4/1/1973
IX.A.47 Florida

15 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.9

3/26/1973-8/18/1973
IX.A.48 Illinois

24 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.12

3/26/1973-5/1973
IX.A.49 Maryland

12 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.16

3/26/1976-4/7/1973
IX.A.50 Massachusetts

32 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.17

3/26/1973-7/6/1973
IX.A.51 New York City-Newspapers and New York City

14 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.30

News Summary and Index, New York Times, March 26, 1973, p. 41

Alden Whitman, "Edward Steichen Is Dead at 93; Made Photography an Art Form," New York Times, March 26, 1973, p.1, p.44

Gene Thorton, "Edward Steichen 1879-1973," New York Times, April 1, 1973

3/26/1973-4/15/1973
IX.A.52 New York-Magazines

1 clipping

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.28

Life Special Report, 1973

4/1973-7/1973
IX.A.53 New York State

41 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.31

3/26/1973-5/1973
IX.A.54 North Carolina

18 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.32

3/26/1973-3/29/1973
IX.A.55 Ohio

35 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.34

3/26/1973-9/1973
IX.A.56 Tennessee

9 clippings

3/26/1973-3/29/1973
IX.A.57 Virginia

12 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.45

3/26/1973-4/10/1973
IX.A.58 Germany

19 clippings; 1 magazine

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.55

3/27/1973-4/27/1973
IX.A.59 Switzerland

2 clippings

Transferred from GMM Papers II.A.62

3/27/1973-4/8/1973
IX.A.60 100th Anniversary Tribute

15 clippings

Transferred from II.C.2

3/29/1979-10/23/1979
 

Subseries IX.B: Miscellaneous 1929-1985

Miscellaneous, 1/15/1929-1985, consists of a variety of formats found among the Mayer Papers. The materials include sound recordings and printed material and are arranged in alphabetical order.

Folder Title Date
IX.B.1 Callahan, Harry and Eleanor

1 item

1 wedding invitation [1977], re: Barbara Callahan and Michael Hollinger

1977
IX.B.2 Cosindas, Marie

1 item

1 portfolio, Marie Cosindas, Das Einmalige (Frankfurt: Druckfarbenfabriken Gebr. Schmidt GmbH, n.d.

Inscribed by the Artist on the title page: (For Grace-with Love Marie Cosindas Mar 11-75

3/11/1975
IX B.3 Dorr, Nell

1 phonographic recording 33 rpm disc, Nell Dorr, Poems. sound recording RSMC 1757

n.d.
IX.B.4 Hooykaas, Else Madelon

1 item

1 audiocassette, Else Madelon Hooykaas. Happy Sounds for '84. [side A] Happy Sounds for '85. [side B] 1984-1985

1984-1985
IX.B.5 Mednick, Sol

1 item

1 pamphlet Philadelphia College of Art, Sol Mednick Memorial Exhibition Philadelphia College of Art, February 26-March 30, 1971. (Philadelphia: Philadelphia College of Art, 1971)

1971
IX.B.6 Metropolitan Museum of Art

1 item

1 certificate "Fellow for Life" (9/15/1981)

9/15/1981
IX.B.7 Scrapbook

24 clippings [re: clippings of movie stars kept by GMM, newsprint and oversized material was transferred from GMM Papers VI.D.24

IX.B.8 Steichen, Edward-Vogue

2 items

Transferred from GMM Papers VI.D.27

1 Clipping Vogue (January 5, 1929)

1 Clipping Vogue (December 22, 1930)

1/5/1929-12/22/1930
IX.B.9 Sudek, Joseph

1 item

1 poster Josef Sudek LIGHT Galley, New York (March 5-March 30, n.y.)

n.d.
IX.B.10 Swartz, Tony

2 items

1 phonographic recording 33 rpm disc Tony Schwartz, The Sound of The Family Of Man: A Sono-Montage by Tony Schwartz
Sound recording NSI 896, XTV 124896

Signed by the Artist on recto of cover: (Tony Schwartz)

1 phonographic recording 33 rpm disc Tony Schawrtz, Standing Here at Present Time…a Sound Portrait of New York City
Sound recording NSI 517, XTV 106517, [1965].

Incl. insert with titles and artist's statement

Signed and inscribed by the artist on recto of cover: (To Grace Mayer, Thank you for making this record possible. Tony)

Signed and dated by the Artist on the record label: (Tony Schwartz, 1965)

n.d.-1965
IX.B.11 Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de

1 item

1 poster, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Philadelphia Museum of Art (October 29 - December 11 1955

12/11/1955
IX.B.12 Young, Barbara

1 item

1 calendar Doorways: a Photographic Portfolio by Barbara Young, (Dallas, TX: Drawing Board Greeting Cards, INC., 1983)

Incl. typed title list; inscribed by photographer on cover: (For Grace/Barbara Young)

1983

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Addendum A: Miles Barth Gift 1972-1986

Addendum A: Miles Barth Gift, 6/6/1972-8/21/1986, consists of correspondence directed to Miles Barth from Mayer, primarily during his tenure as Assistant curator at The Art Institute of Chicago. Consists of 20 items; 20 leaves. See also: GMM Papers I.6.

Folder Title Date
Add.A.1 Correspondence

20 items; 20 leaves
re: GMM correspondence to Miles Barth

See also: GMM Papers I.6

6/6/1972-8/21/1986

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Addendum B: Office Books and Periodicals

Office Books and Periodicals is a list of publications from Mayer's office in the Department of Photography. The books were transferred to the Museum Library; those that were retained by the Library have been noted in the database. Cards, notes, or copied inscriptions from the publications are found in Series VI.E.

"Primitivism" In 20th Century Art: Affinity to the Tribal and the Modern Volume II (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1984).

A Census of Fifteenth-Century Prints in Public Collections of the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: Print Council of America, 1995).

A Personal View: Photography in the Collection of Paul F. Walter (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1985).

Alexander Calder: Small Scalee (New York: M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., 1982).

Andriej Cziezyn: Dream (Warsaw: Mala Galeria, 1998).

Arbetets Värld: 500 Bilder av 130 Fotografer Från 15 Länder (Norrköping, Sweden: Arbetets Museum, 1991).

Art and Photography: Forerunners and Influences (n.p.: Peregrine Smith Books, 1983).

Berlinart, 1961-1987 (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1987).

Bogdan Konopka: The End and the Beginning (Warsaw: Mala Galeria, 1998).

Brassai: Paris le Jour Paris la Nuit (Paris, France: Paris Musees, 1988).

Caring for Photographs: Display, Storage, Restoration (Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1982).

Catalogue de l'oeuvre Photographique Giséle Freund (Paris, France: Musee National D'art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, 1991).

Chuck Freedman (Venezia: Ikona Photo gallery, 1983).

David Smith Sculpture, Painting, Drawing (New York: M. Knoedler & Co., 1983).

Edward Sheriff Curtis 1868-1952 (Zürich: U. Bär Verlag, 1990).

Family Matters: An Exhibition of Works by Sally Mann, Vince Leo, Melissa Shook and Philip-Lorca di Corcia (Tempe, Ariz: Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, 1993).

Finding Home: Writings on Nature and Culture from Orion Magazine (Boston: Beacon Press, 1992).

Florence: A Traveler' Anthology (Westport, Connecticut: Laurence Hill & Company, 1981).

Fotografie Di Ikon A Gallery: Fotografie di Felice Beato, Carlo Naya, Gisèle Freund, Robert Doisneau, Helen Levitt, Rosalind Solomen, William Klien, Franco Fontan, John Batho, Chuck Freedman, Herbert Midgoll (Venezia: Fondazione Scientifica Querini Stampalia, 1989).

Harry Callahan: Retrospective 1941-82 (n.p.: Ffotogallery, n.d.).

Henri Matisse: A Retrospective (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1992).

Hommage to Barcelona: The City and Its Art 1888-1936 (London: Arts Council of Britain, 1985).

In Sequence (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1982).

Iwanami Graphics 1: Katsura (n.p., n.d.).

Janusz Bakowski: Nonphoto-Graphies (Warsaw: Mala Galeria, 1997).

Jozef Robakowki; Photo Video Angles (Warsaw: Mala Galeria, 1997).

Katarzyna Deparis: Serie Noire II (Warsaw: Mala Galerie, 1998).

Lennart Olson: Fotografier (Stockholm, Sweden: Moderna Museet, 1989).

Lucien Clergue: Eros and Thanatos (New York: New York Graphic Society, 1985).

Madelon Hooykaas, Elsa Stansfield: Audio Video Installations (Amsterdam: Hooykaas/Stansfield, 1983).

Malwina Wieczorek: Sunday Dandies (Warsaw: Mala Galeria, 1997).

Manuel Alvarez Bravo: 303 Photographs (n.p.: 1986).

Michael Wesely (Rotterdam: Goethe-Institut, 1994).

Nicholas Nixon, Pictures of People (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1988).

Nine Masters of Photography (Göteborg, [Sweden]: Hasselblad Center, 1989).

Nine Paintings of Jesus and Six Related Subjects By Putnam ([New York]: n.p., [1983]).

On the Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue (New York: Random House, 1992).

Patrick Faigenbaum: Roman Portraits (Chicago, IL: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1988).

Paul Klee (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1987).

Philip Johnson /John Burgee: Architecture 1979-1985 (New York: Rizzoli, 1985).

Photography of Yasuhiro Ishimoto: 1948-1989 ([Tokyo]: Seibu Museum of Art, 1989).

Pictures of the Times: A Century of Photography from the New York Times (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1996).

Rediscovering French Film (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1983).

René Burri: I Grande Fotografi (n.p.: Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri, 1983).

René Magritte: Photographs - Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture (New York: Pace/MacGill Gallery, 1990).

Richard Avedon: Photographs by the Recipient of the Hasselblad Prize 1991 (Göteborg: Hasselblad Center, 1991).

Susan Meiselas: Photographs by The Recipient of The Hasselblad Prize 1994 (Göteberg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center, 1994).

Tak! Tak! : Yes, Yes! Liget Gallery in Mala Gallery (Warsaw: Mala Gallery, 1998).

Tate Gallery an IIlustrated Companion (London: Tate Gallery, 1979).

The Contact Print (Carmel, Calif.: Friends of Photography, 1982).

The Exposed: Contemporary Photographs From Scandinavia: Annika von Hausswolff ... [et al.]: 11 November 1994-11 January 1995 (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center, 1994).

The Museum of Modern Art, New York: The History and the Collection (New York: H.N. Abrams in association with The Museum of Modern Art, 1984).

The Photo-Secession: The Golden Age of Pictorial Photography in America (Manchester, N.H.: Currier Gallery of Art, 1983).

Titian: Prince of Painters (Venice: Marsilio Editori, 1990).

Tomek Sikora: Incredible Couples (Warsaw: Mala Galeria, 1998).

W. Eugene Smith (Paris: Centre National de La Photographie, Avec le Concours du Ministère de la Culture, 1983).

Wojtek Ulrich (n.p.: Viessmann, 1998).

Ziva Kraus (Prague: HDLUZ, 1988).

Adam, Peter. Eileen Gray: Architect/Designer (New York: H.N. Abrams, 1987).

Berger, Margaret Liebman. Aline Meyer Liebman, Pioneer Collector and Artist (n.p.: W.F. Humphrey Press, 1982).

Franck, Frederick. The Supreme Koan: Confessions on a Journey Inward, with Two Buddhist-Christian Miracle Plays (New York: Crossroad, 1982).

Alinder, James. Wright Morris: Photographs & Words (Carmel, CA: Friends of Photography, 1982).

Bakshian, Aram Jr. Barbed Wire Waltz: The Memoirs of the Last Waltz King (Melbourne, Australia: Robert Stolz Publishing Company Pty. Ltd., 1983).

Beaute, Georges; editor. A Toulouse-Lautrec Album (Salt Lake City: G.M. Smith, 1982).

Beck, Tom. An American Vision: John G. Bullock and the Photo-Secession (New York: Aperture in association with University of Maryland Baltimore County, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, 1989).

Bennett, Edna. Pictures Unlimited: Sources of Pictorial Illustrations (New York: Photographic Trade News Corporation, 1968).

Brenner, Frédéric. A Moment Before: Jews in the Soviet Union (New York: International Center of Photography, 1992).

Brettell, Richard R. Paper and Light: The Calotype in France and Great Britain, 1839-1870 (Boston: D.R. Godine, 1984).

Brownlee, David B., David G. De Long; introduction by Vincent Scully: "New photography by Grant Mudford."

Louis I. Kahn: In the Realm of Architecture (Los Angeles/New York: Museum of Contemporary Art/Rizzoli, 1991.).

Bunnel, Peter C. Minor White: The Eye That Shapes (Princeton, NJ: Art Museum, Princeton University, 1989).

Calbom, Cherie. Nutrition and Cancer (Washington, D.C.: Center for Alternative Cancer Research, n.d.).

Callahan, Harry. Eleanor (New York: The Friends of Photography, 1983).

Cameron, Julia Margaret Pattle; essay by Mike Weaver. Whisper of the Muse: The Overstone Album & Other Photographs (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986).

Caponigro, Paul. Seasons: Photographs and Essay by Paul Caponigro (New York: New York Graphic Society, 1988).

Carey, Brian. Kryn Taconis: Photojournalist = Photojournaliste (Ottawa, Canada: National Archives of Canada, 1989).

Cartier-Bresson, Henri; preface by André Pieyre de Mandiargues. Photoportraits (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1985).

Castleman, Riva. Prints From Blocks, Gauguin to Now (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1983).

Clergue, Lucien. Garches/Domaine des 4 Vents: Hommage a Jean Cocteau (n.p., [1983]).

Clergue, Lucien. Lucien Clergue I Grandi Fotografi (Milano: Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri, 1983).

Clergue, Lucien. Nude Work Shop (New York: Viking, 1982).

Cowart, Jack ... [et al.]. Matisse in Morocco: The Paintings and Drawings, 1912-1913 (Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1990).

Daniel, Pete, Merry A Foresta, Maren Stange, Sally Stein. Official Images: New Deal Photography(Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institute, 1987).

Danley, Susan and Weston J. Naef. Edward Weston in Los Angeles (San Marino, CA: The Hunington Library and Art Gallery, 1986).

Davidson, Bruce. Subway (New York: Aperture, 1986).

Davis, Keith F. Harry Callahan: New Color Photographs 1978-1987(Kansas City, Missouri: Hallmark Cards, Inc, 1988).

Davis, Keith F. Todd Webb: Photographs of New York and Paris, 1945-1960(Kansas City, Mo: Hallmark Cards, 1986).

De Jong, Anja. Borderland 1992-1998 (Rotterdam: Nederlands foto institut, 1998).

DeCarava & Langston Hughes. The Sweet Flypaper of Life (Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1984).

DeStefano, Victoria. Gerd Leufert: Cronica Apocrifa (Caracas: Centro Cultural Consolidado, 1992).

Elsen, Albert. Rodin Rediscovered (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1981).

Feherer, Catherine. The Julian Academy Paris 1868-1939, Spring Exhibition 1989 (New York: Shepherd Gallery, 1989).

Fletcher, Saul. Untitled # 72-87 (New York: Anton Kern Galleries, 1998).

Fogg Art Museum. New American Photographs (n.p., 1987).

Frampton, Hollis. Circles of Confusion: Film-Photography-Video Texts 1968-1980 (Rochester, NY: Visual Studies Workshop Press, 1983).

Franck, Frederick. De Zen van Het Zien Tekenen Als Meditatie Getekund en Met de Hand Geschreven Door (n.p.: De Haan, n.d.).

Franck, Frederick. Life Drawing Life: On Seeing/Drawing the Human (Arlington, VA: Great Ocean Publishers, 1989).

Franck, Frederick. Recent Paintings and Drawings (Leiden: Galerie Amber, 1992).

Frank, Fredrick. Frederick Frank de Droomzolder Oog in Oog Met Vrnetie (Weesp: De Haan, 1985).

Freund, Gisèle. Trois Jours avec Joyce (Paris: Denoël, 1982).

Freund, Gisèle; foreword by Christian Caujolle; translated from the French by John Shepley. Gisèle Freund, Photographer (New York: Abrams, 1985).

Fuchs, Marina. New York 1995: Vertical Michael Wesely (n.p.: Museum voor Fotografie Antwerpen, 1996).

Fuchs, Martina and Michael Wesely. Michael Wesely: Photographie 1978-1995 (München: Kulturreferat, 1995).

Galassi, Peter. Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1991).

Gernsheim, Helmut. A Concise History of Photography (New York: Dover Publications, 1971, 1986).

Gill, Brendan. Many Masks: A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright (New York: Putnam, 1987).

Goldberg, Vicki . Margaret Bourke-White: A Biography (New York: Harper & Row, 1986).

Gowing, Lawrence; Sam Hunter; with a foreword by James T. Demetrion. Francis Bacon (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1989).

Gruber, Renate and L. Fritz. The Imaginary Photo Museum: With 457 Photographs from 1836 to the Present (New York: Harmony Books, 1981).

Haas, Ernst. Ernst Haas Color Photography (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989).

Hale, Lucretia. Lady Who Put Salt in Her Coffee (New York: Harncourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1989).

Heilbrun, Françoise and Philippe Néagu. Pierre Bonnard: Photographs and Paintings (New York: Aperture Foundation, 1988).

Hejduk, John. Vladivostok, Riga, Lake Baikal: A Work (New York: Rizzoli, 1989).

Hess, Thomas B. Barnett Newman (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1971).

Hombourg, Maria Morris and Christopher Phillips. The New Vision: Photography Between the World Wars: Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989).

Homer, William Innes. Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession (New York: New Graphic Society Book, 1983).

Hughes, Jim. W. Eugene Smith: The Life and Work of an American Photographer (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1989).

Hyland, Douglas. Marius De Zayas: Conjurer of Souls (Lawerence, KS: Spencer Museum of Art, 1981).

Ishimoto, Yasuhiro. Chicago, Chicago (Tokyo: Japan Publications, 1983).

Ishimoto, Yasuhiro. Hana (Tokyo: Kyuryudo Art Publishing, 1988).

Isozaki, Arata. Katsura Villa: Space and Form (New York: Rizzoli, [1987, c.1983]).

Jacobi, Lotte. Theater & Dance Photographs (Woodstock, VT: Countryman Press, 1982).

Kertesz, Andre. Kertesz on Kertesz: A Self-portrait (New York: Abbeville Press, 1983).

Kippenburger, Martin. Martin Kippenburger: Heavy Madel (New York: Pace/MacGill Gallery, 1991).

Kismaric, Susan. British Photography from the Thatcher Years (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1991).

Kriz, Vilem. Vilem Kriz: Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (Paris: La Bibliothèque, 1983).

Lacy, Allen. Farther Afield: A Gardener's Excursions (New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1981).

Lanker, Brian. I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America (New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1989).

Levy, Builder. Images of Appalachian Coalfields (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1989).

Lowe, Sarah M. Frida Kahlo: Universe Series on Women Artists (New York: Universe Publishing, 1991).

Maharidge, Dale. And Their Children After Them: The Legacy of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, James Agee, Walker Evans, and the Rise and Fall of Cotton in the South (New York: Pantheon Books, 1989).

McKenna, Rosalie Thorne. Rollie McKenna: A Life in Photography (New York: Knopf, 1991).

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Photography Between the Wars: Selections From the Ford Motor Company Collection (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988).

Meyer, Pedro. I Photograph to Remember [interactive multimedia] = Fotografio Para Recordar (Santa Monica, CA: Voyager Company, 1991).

Michaels, Barbara L. Gertrude Käsebier: The Photographer and Her Photographs (New York: H.N. Abrams, 1992).

Millstein, Barbara Head. Consuelo Kanaga: An American Photographer (New York: Brooklyn Museum in association with University of Washington Press, 1992).

Millstein, Gilbert. God & Harvey Grosbeck (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1983).

Mitterrand, Frédéric. L'ange bleu: Frédéric Mitterrand Présente Der Blaue Engel: Un Film de Josef von Sternberg (Paris: Editions Plume, 1992).

Morris, Wright. Solo: An American Dreamer in Europe, 1933-34 (New York: Harper & Row, 1983).

Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). The William S. Paley Collection (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1992).

Negre, Charles. Photographe (Paris, France: Editions Des Musees Nationaux, 1980).

Nevin, Penelope. Carl Sandburg: A Biography (New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1991).

Newhall, Beaumont. The History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1982).

Null, Harold. Riva di Po 2 (n.p.: Mastri Carti Editori, 1987).

Otero, Roberto. Recuerdo de Picasso (Madrid: Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General de Bellas Artes y Archivos, [1984?]).

Parker, Ann. Los Ambulantes: The Iterant Photographers of Guatemala (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1982).

Pichon, Yann le. World of Henri Rousseau (New York: Viking Press, 1981, (1982)).

Pratt, Charles. Here on the Island (New York: Harper & Row, 1974).

Pratt, Richard. Gardens in Color (Garden City, N.Y.: Garden City Pub., 1944).

Rovner, Michael. Outside: Michael Rovner Works, 1987-1990 (Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1990).

Russell, John. Francis Bacon (New York: Thames & Hudson, 1985, 1989).

Sanburg, Helga. "…Where Love Begins" (New York: Donald I. Fine, 1989).

Shanor, Rebecca Read. The City That Never Was: Two Hundred Years of Fantastic and Fascinating Plans That Might Have Changed the Face of New York City (New York: Viking, 1988).

Shaw, Irwin; with an introduction by Inge Morath. Paris/Magnum, Photographs 1935-1981 (New York: Aperture, 1981).

Steichen, Edward. A Life in Photography (Garden City, NY: Doubleday/Museum of Modern Art, 1963).

Steichen, Edward. Edward Steichen: Una Vida Dedicada a la fotografia (Barcelona/New York: Plaza & James/Museum of Modern Art, 1967).

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Addendum C: Collection Prints

Collection Prints, consists of Mayer's collection of photographs, arranged alphabetically by artist name and stored in museum cases in the Department of Photography. Mayer's photography collection was begun during her tenure as Curator of Prints at The Museum of the City of New York. In her collection development for prints and photographs at the Museum, Mayer became aware of photographers such as Berenice Abbott, Shirley C. Burden, Erich Hartmann and Todd Webb. This collection is distinctive in that the bulk of prints were given to Mayer by the photographers. The inscription dates on the photographs reveal that the majority of photographs were obtained by Mayer between the 1960's and her death in 1996.


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