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The Museum of Modern Art, Publisher
Finding aid prepared by Rona Roob, January 1998. The collection was rehoused, and the finding aid substantially reorganized, by Michelle Harvey, 2010.
Machine-readable finding aid derived from a paper document, 2006.Machine-readable finding aid created by Kathleene Konkle and Jonathan Lill.Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979
Title: James Thrall Soby Papers
Dates: 1930-1979
Quantity: 52 document boxes
3 flat oversize boxes
4 boxes of 3"×5"index cards
diaries

Arrangement

The Soby Papers have been arranged into eight series. This guide provides descriptive summaries of each series. Because of user requests, selected papers have been processed and described down to the file folder unit.
The Papers are organized into eight Series:
Series I: Subject Interest Material: Artists and Movements, 1930s-1960s.
Series II: Giorgio de Chirico ca. 1935-1970s
Series III: Writings
Series IV: Museum Matters 1940s-1970s
Series V: JTS Collection ca. 1930-1979
Series VI: Personal/Family
Series VII: Albums ca. 1940-1955
Series VIII: Addenda to the James Thrall Soby Papers


Biographical Note

James Thrall Soby (1906-1979) was an author, critic, connoisseur, collector and patron of the arts. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, to Charles Soby (d. 1921) and Anna Hazelwood (1877-1956), and had one brother, Ralph Soby (1903-1956). He attended the Kingswood School, the Taft School (class of 1924) and Williams College (1924-26). In autumn 1925 he bought his first picture, a color reproduction of two nudes by Maxfield Parrish. While at Williams, Soby became interested in illustrated books, especially those by artists of the School of Paris. Leaving Williams in 1926 at the end of his sophomore year, he went to Paris, where he began collecting contemporary pictures. Upon returning to Hartford he became interested in the activities of the Wadsworth Atheneum, working under A. Everett ("Chick") Austin from 1928 to 1938 when that museum, the oldest in America, was in the vanguard of the modern movement. During this period he continued to collect modern art and began to write articles and books about contemporary artists. Soby was married three times: in 1930, to Elmina N. Underwood; February 1938, to Eleanor ("Nellie") Howland, who is now Mrs. John L. Bunce and with whom he adopted a son, Peter Allyn; and in April 1952, to Melissa Wadley Childs.

Soby lived in Connecticut, although beginning in 1940 he also maintained a residence in New York City. In November 1940 he was appointed to The Museum of Modern Art's Acquisitions and Photography committees. From February 1942 throughout the Second World War he directed the Museum's Armed Services Program. He served as Director of the Department of Painting and Sculpture from October 27, 1943, through January 1, 1945, and as Chairman of that department on an interim basis during 1947 and 1957. Soby's principal roles at the Museum were as Trustee (1942-79); advisor to its Committee on the Museum Collections, 1940-67 (of which he was Chairman, 1944-45, 1950-67, and Vice Chairman, 1946-50); and director of over fifteen major exhibitions. In June 1985 the James Thrall Soby Gallery, which was devoted largely to the work of Giorgio de Chirico, was dedicated on the second floor of the Cesar Pelli designed Museum.

One of Soby's primary activities was writing. For some years he wrote a monthly art column for The Saturday Review of Literature and was editor of Magazine of Art; his principal books include Arp (1958), Balthus (1956-1957), Contemporary Painters (1948), Dali (1941, rev. 1946), de Chirico (1941 and 1955), Gris (1958), Miró (1959), Modern Art and the New Past (1957), Modigliani (1951), Romantic Painting in America (with Dorothy C. Miller, 1943), Rouault (1945, rev. 1947), Shahn (1947 and 1957), Tanguy (1955), Tchelitchew (1942) and XXth Century Italian Art (with Alfred H. Barr, Jr., 1949). These books, many of which accompanied Museum of Modern Art exhibitions, are models of scholarship combined with a sympathetic stance toward the modern idiom that was based on personal acquaintance with the artists.


Scope and Content Note

The processed Soby Papers include 24 linear feet of correspondence, research notes, ephemera and photographs of works by artists about whom Soby wrote, transcripts, an unpublished manuscript titled "French Romantic Art" (written in 1959), records relating to The Museum of Modern Art, the Smith College Museum of Art, Williams College, the disposition of the Kay Sage Tanguy estate, travel notebooks, diaries, family papers and photographs. They occupy 63 document boxes, 3 albums and 3 record cartons (each measuring 11"x5x3").

The Soby Papers arrived at the Museum in no discernible order. In the case of the gift from the estate, Soby's file drawers appeared to have been emptied into large grocery boxes and the contents of the file folders had been separated from the original folders. In addition, it was suspected that the estate invited book dealers to purchase selected items; for example, correspondence with the Neo-Romantics and a letter from Francis Bacon to Soby are missing. We consulted Alicia Legg, who retired in 1987 as Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum and who had worked with Soby and seen his papers neatly organized in file cabinets in his home in New Canaan, Connecticut. She also recalled seeing framed photographs there by Soby of artists Jean Arp, Balthus, Peter Blume, Reg Butler, Alexander Calder, Lynn Chadwick, Grace Hartigan, Loren MacIver, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Ben and Bernarda Shahn, Yves Tanguy and Pavel Tchelitchew hanging in his New Canaan house; none of these portraits were among the papers that came to the Museum, and their present whereabouts are unknown.

The papers were processed so that they could be microfilmed; they are cataloged in the RLIN database and the New York State Historical Documents Inventory.

The Soby Papers are of importance to historians involved in advanced research in 20th century art. Soby was influential, for example, in making Surrealism widely known to the American public; his notes, transcripts, early documentation (photographs, printed matter and ephemera) and correspondence with Gala Dali, Man Ray, André Breton, Yves Tanguy and Kay Sage (whose estate he administered), among others, constitute an important source for scholars, as does his extensive documentation on Bacon, Balthus, Giorgio de Chirico, Miró and Shahn.

These papers are also of sociological importance, for as art critic of the Saturday Review of Literature, a periodical of the American intelligentsia during the1940s and 1950s, Soby wrote with a liberal mind untainted by politics. Typescripts and notes for many of these articles are included in Series III.

The Soby Papers are important for an understanding of the Museum's history. For example, memoranda and correspondence in Series III clarify Soby's role in the reorganization of the Museum in the 1940s, when his sensitivity and expertise were crucial.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The records are open for research and contain few restricted materials.

Ownership and Literary Rights

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


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in DADABASE, the library catalogue of The Museum of Modern Art. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalogue using these headings.
Persons:
Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979
Subjects:
Arp, Jean, 1887-1966 -- Archives.
Art critics.
Art museum directors.
Art museums -- New York (N.Y.)
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Authors.
Bacon, Francis, 1909- -- Archives.
Balthus, 1908- -- Archives
Dali´, Salvador, 1904- -- Archives.
De Chirico, Giorgio, 1888- -- Archives.
Gris, Juan, 1887-1927 -- Archives.
Miro´, Joan, 1893- -- Archives.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- Sources.
Sage, Kay -- Archives.
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969 -- Archives.
Soby, James Thrall, 1906- -- Archives.
Document Types:
Photonegatives.
Photoprints.


Related Collections at MoMA and Elsewhere

Related collections of Soby material can be found in the records of the Museum's departments of Painting and Sculpture, Drawings and Photography; in the Registrar exhibition files; in the International Council Records, which includes records of exhibitions Soby organized under its auspices; and in the Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Papers. Specifically, in the Barr Papers, see file folders #198 (Archives of American Art microfilm roll 21 76:frame 822); #256 (AAA 2181:79); #538 (AAA 2198:948); #539 (AAA 2198:978); #540 (AAA 2198: 1029); Series #10, filing unit #69 (AAA 3265:323).

Additional Soby papers can be found in the Archives of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut.

When James Thrall Soby died on January 29. 1979, he bequeathed to The Museum of Modern Art his art collection. For a description of this collection see The James Thrall Soby Collection of works of art pledged or given to The Museum of Modern Art: exhibited for the benefit of the library of the Museum…as a contribution to the Museum's 30th Anniversary Fund (at) M. Knoedler; New York. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1961.


Administrative Information

Provenance

In 1980, a year after Soby's death, the Museum received gifts of his papers from two sources: his estate and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur A. Cohen, antiquarian booksellers. Since then assorted materials have been given to the Museum on various occasions. These later materials have been organized in to Series VIII, Addenda, and the specific provenance of the separate groups of material are noted in the their subseries descriptions.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

James Thrall Soby Papers, [series.folder]. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.


Additional Descriptive Data

Explanation of Abbreviations

ALS is an Autographed Letter Signed.
TLS is a Typed Letter Signed.
TL stands for Typed Letter.
mss. handwritten manuscript(s).
typesript typewritten manuscript(s).
[] dates in brackets were determined from outside source(s).
AAA Archives of American Art.
ICE MoMA International Circulating Exhibition.
MoMA is The Museum of Modern Art.
n.d. stands for no date.
re: stands for regarding.
JTS James Thrall Soby.
AHB Alfred H. Barr, Jr.


Container List

 

Series I: Subject Interest Material: Artists and Movements 1930s-1960s

Titles in quotation marks refer to JTS-labeled folders; alphabetical arrangement of subject matter in which Soby was particularly interested; much of the material in this series resulted in MoMA exhibitions, including Arp, Dali, Gris, Klee, Miró, Shahn, Tanguy, Tchelitchew; includes ephemera from late 1930s, 1940s.

Folder Title Date
I.1 A "Miscellaneous"

17 items
Includes 11 printed matter
5 photographs

I.2 AFA American Exh., Wildenstein's

Includes lists and letters

1953
I.3 "American 20th Century"

printed matter

I.4 John Armstrong

5 photographs

I.5 Jean Arp: "Hagenbach-Arp"

45+ items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
1 1969 typescript ("Arp As I Knew Him" by Marguerite Hagenbach Arp")
2 typescripts
6 TL Hagenbach-JTS
13 TLS Hagenbach-JTS
10 TL Hagen JTS-Hagenbach
3 TL JTS-Arp
3 TLS Arp-JTS
JTS photograph (missing)

NOTE: Material in this file and the 4 that follow concern Jean Arp: A Retrospective [MoMA Exh. #631, October 8-November 30, 1958].

ca. 1957-1959
I.6 Jean Arp: Richard Hamilton's Damaged Arp

16 items
Includes 4 TLS
1 Arp-JTS
10 TL
1 letter fragment
statement

Nov.-Feb. 1958, ca. Jan. 1959
I.7 Jean Arp: Correspondence for Arp Exh.

0.5"
Includes 1 JTS folder title
50 TL
4 TLS
55 carbons to donors

Dec.-July 1958
I.8 Jean Arp: Correspondence for Arp Exh.

0.75"
Includes 140 TL
25 TLS
3 ALS
6 photographs

ca. 1957-June 1958
I.9 Jean Arp: Arp Cataolg and Exh. Notes

23 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
2 photographs
catalogue
list of works in U.S. collections
bibliog.
source lists
acknowledge.
2 typescripts

1958
I.10 "Art of This Century (Peggy Guggenheim)"

41 items

I.11 R. Kirk Askew, Jr.

4 items
Includes 1 ALS
1 TLS
2 gallery announcements

ca. 1944-1945
I.12 A. Everett ("Chick") Austin, Jr.: Austin and Trinity College

7 items
Includes 2 TLS
5 clippings

1960s
I.13 A. Everett ("Chick") Austin, Jr.: Austin Memorial Exh., Wadsworth Atheneum

26 items
Includes 1 JTS folder
4 TL
1 TLS
2 lists of clippings re: Wadsworth Atheneum
list of purchases by Austin
2 typescripts "A. Everett Austin and Modern Art"by JTS
1 clipping
list of Diagilew-Lifar Collection

ca. 1957-58
I.14 A. Everett ("Chick") Austin, Jr.: Wadsworth Atheneum

6 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
1 clipping
1 annual report
3 bulletins

1950s
I.15 A. Everett ("Chick") Austin, Jr.: Ringling Museum

8 items
Includes 1 TLS
1 clipping
6 pamphlets

1946-48
I.16 A. Everett ("Chick") Austin, Jr.: Wadsworth Atheneum

28 items
Includes 1 TL
1 TLS
1 photograph
21 bulletins
1 clipping
1 annual report
1 budget report
TLS copy JTS-Austin re: gift to Wadsworth Atheneum

1940s
I.17 A. Everett ("Chick") Austin, Jr.: Wadsworth Atheneum

5 items
Includes 2 clippings
1 catalogue
2 bulletins

1930s
I.18 A. Everett ("Chick") Austin, Jr.: Photographs

49 items
Includes 1 photograph of Austin
ca. 10 photographs of Austin's paintings
2 catalogs of Austin's shows
1 program with Austin sets and costumes (n.d.)
1 JTS folder title
30 photographs of work by other artists

I.19 General "B"

ca. 30 items
Includes 1 ALS, Hymann Bloom-JTS (9/22/48)
printed matter and ephemera (ca. 1940s)

I.20 Francis Bacon: "Bacon: JTS Typescript"

10 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
4 pp. JTS handwritten notes
2 ALS AHB-JTS; 3 copies typescript; "Barr copy," "Bond copy final & original" an another copy

I.21 Francis Bacon: "Bacon: General Correspondence"

65 items

NOTE: includes "Bacon: Recent Letters," ca. 1963 Oct-1959 Nov.
12 TL; 24 TLS; 3 ALS; 1 clipping; 3 photographs; 1 list of preliminary selections for exh.; 1 ALS AHB-JTS; 3 postcards AHB-JTS; 2 TL JTS-Bacon; 1 handwritten note Bernard Karpel-JTS; 3 TL JTS-John Rothenstein; 1 ALS and 3 TLS Rothenstein-JTS; 2 JTS folder titles

I.22 Francis Bacon: "Bacon: [H. R.] Fis[c]her"

73 items
Includes 1 copy letter Bacon-JTS
27 TLS, 3 ALS and 1 telegram Fischer-JTS
2 TLS and 14 TL JTS-Fischer
4 photographs
11 TL
5 TLS
itinerary of traveling exh.
1 JTS folder title

Nov. 1959-Jan.1964
I.23 Francis Bacon: "Bacon: [Erica] Brausen"

20 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
1 TL JTS-Monroe Wheeler
2 ALS Brausen-JTS
2 TLS JTS-Brausen
6 TLS Brausen-JTS
6 TL JTS-Brausen
list of photographs (1959 Dec.)
1 TLS

Dec. 1959-Sept.1962
I.24 Francis Bacon: Robert Melville

12 items
Includes 1 handwritten JTS note
3 TL JTS-Melville
1 copy telegram JTS-Melville
2 TLS, 3 ALS and 1 telegram Melville-JTS

March 1959-January 1962
I.25 Francis Bacon: "Bacon: D[avid] Sylvester Correspondence and Notes"

10 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
3 pp. JTS handwritten notes
3 TLS Sylvester-JTS
3 TL JTS-Sylvester

July 10- August 1962
I.26 Francis Bacon: "Bacon: Blake Series"

23 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
5 ALS Ronald Alley-JTS
2 TLS Lawrence Alloway-JTS
1 TL JTS-Alloway
2 TL JTS-Alley
1 TL Sir John Rothenstein-JTS
1 telegram
10 photographs

Dec. 1061-Nov. 1963
I.27 Francis Bacon: "Bacon: Source Material"

38 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
1 handwritten JTS note
1 printed matter
1 postcard Alicia Legg-JTS
15 TL
1 handwritten note (2 pp.) AHB-JTS
10 photographs
4 pp. "[Eadweard] Muybridge" correspondence
1 TL
1 postcard
1 clipping

1962 July-ca. 1959
I.28 Francis Bacon: JTS Notes

9 items
Includes questionnaire for Bacon
1 pocket calendar (1960, 48 pp.) with "Bacon Notes"
7 pp. handwritten JTS notes

I.29 Francis Bacon: "Brausen Photos Studied"

83 items
Includes 57 photographs
1 JTS folder title
25 titles saved from damaged Bacon transparencies

I.30 Francis Bacon: "Duplicate and Rejected Plates"

8 items
Includes 6 photographs
1 TLS
1 JTS folder title

I.31 Francis Bacon: Photographs and Lists

41 items
Includes "Bacon: Photos: Brausen: Lists"and "Photos: Reconsider: Brausen: Fischer."
Includes 36 photographs
1 ALS
revised list of nos. for Bacon paintings
30 pp. list of Bacon paintings
2 JTS folder titles

I.32 Francis Bacon: Photographs

178 items
Includes 152 photographs of Bacon's work
1 photograph of Bacon
12 photographs of work by other artists (see also folder I.27, "Bacon: Source Material")
1 ALS
7 notes
1 TL
1 JTS folder title
1 list from Marlborough Gallery
1 slide
1 JTS handwritten note

I.33 Francis Bacon: "Bacon: Catalogs"

18 items
Includes "Catalogs and Articles-Recent"Includes 1 TLS John S. Mongan-JTS
13 catalogs
1 article (offprint from Quadrum)
1 press release
2 JTS folder titles

ca. 1949-1965
I.34 Francis Bacon: Clippings, 1960s

114 items
Includes "Clippings on Bacon Shows in England and Europe"
Includes 1 handwritten note René d'Harnoncourt-JTS and AHB
1 TLS
1 JTS folder title
clippings: English (23), Flemish (2), German (48), Italian (49)

ca. 1960-1965
I.35 Francis Bacon: Tate Clippings

45 items
Includes 1 TLS
44 clippings

I.36 Francis Bacon: 1950s

13 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
1 handwritten JTS note re: clippings
1 transcript of BBC radio broadcast "Robert Melville Talks About an Exhibition of Paintings by Francis Bacon" aired 3/1957.
1 copy Magazine of Art, 1/1952
1 copy Art Digest, 10/15/1953
7 clippings

I.37 Balthus (Baltusz Klossowski de Rola)

2 items
Includes press release (draft) for 1961 MoMA circulating exhibition
1 TL

For additional information see MoMA Registrar Exh. file #611.

1960s
I.38 Balthus: Correspondence

Includes correspondence re: Balthus-Cyril Connolly matter (Includes 5 ALS Balthus-JTS)
requests for loans for exh.
1 JTS folder title

ca. 1950-1957
I.39 Balthus: Exh. Correspondence

23 items
Includes 6 TL and TLS re: damage to Larchant
9 installation photographs
loan requests
1 JTS folder title

1957
I.40 Balthus: Bibliog.

25 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
1 bibliog. (draft)
1 TL
printed matter

ca. 1938-1957
I.41 Balthus: Reviews

15 items
Includes 6 photographs
1 JTS folder title
printed matter

I.42 Balthus: Photographs

36 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
35 photographs

I.43 Balthus: Magazine Articles

2 items
Includes issues L'Oeil, 1956 Mar.
ArtNews, 1956 Dec.

1956
I.44 Balthus: Pierre Matisse Photographs, postmarked

51 items
Includes 1 envelope
50 photographs

June 15, 1956
I.45 Max Beckmann

ca. 8 items
Includes 1 TLS Curt Valentin-JTS (1937)
printed matter
photographs

I.46 Christian Bérard

23 items

ca. 1942-56
I.47 Eugene Berman

17 items
Includes 1 TLS (1969) re: Berman mss
2 TLS JTS-Wadsworth Atheneum re: JTS pictures (1969)
3 ALS Waldemar George-JTS (1946)
7 JTS negatives of Berman works
3 photographs
1 ALS invitation (n.d.)
1 TLS JTS-Berman (1969)

ca. 1946-1969
I.48 Peter Blume

29 items
Includes photographs
1 envelope, inscribed "Hair of Robert Cowley, Robert Coates, Peter Blume"

I.49 Louis-Léopold Boilly
I.50 Richard Parks Bonington
I.51 "[Pierre] Bonnard"

6 sheets
Includes 1 ALS Bernard Karpel-JTS (1946)
3 ALS John RewaldJTS (1947)
1 TLS JTS-Rewald

I.52 "Boston Institute"

0.5"

1946-1949
I.53 Constantin Brancusi

17 items
Includes 15 photographs
printed matter

ca. 1955
I.54 Georges Braque

12 items.

I.55 Emily Bronte
I.56 Reg Butler and Lynn Chadwick
I.57 "[Alexander] Calder"

16 items
Includes 4 TL
12 photographs
See also O'Reilly Addenda: 19 Motte, n.d. photos

ca. 1958-1963
I.58 "Caravaggio"
I.59 Carnegie Jury

15 articles

1952, 1953
I.60 "Catalogs - C"

43 items
Includes 4 photographs

I.61 Paul Cézanne

3 items
Includes 2 photographs

I.62 "Jean Cocteau"

2 items
Includes 1 photograph
1 memo Bernard Karpel-JTS

I.63 "Cecil Collins"

10 items
Includes 4 ALS (cc: to JTS 1948, 1947, 1946)
6 photographs

I.64 "William Colquhoun"

13 items
Includes 2 ALS Duncan Macdonald-JTS
10 photographs
catalogue (prices marked)

I.65 "Constructivists"

1 MoMA press release

I.66 "Camille Corot"

4 printed matter

I.67 "Cosimo-Piero de"(sic)

2 printed matter

I.68 "Francesco del Cossa and Cosimo Tura"

6 photographs

I.69 "Gustave Courbet"

23 photographs

I.70 General-D

4 items
Includes 2 gallery announcements
1 TLS Albert Lewin-JTS
(7/15/54)
1 Bulletin

I.71 Salvador Dali: "Dali II"; General Correspondence

22 items Includes 4 ALS Gala Dali-JTS
bibliog.
transcript of Edward James notes, dictated at MoMA (1949)
1 TL JTS-Dali

ca. 1944, 1947, 1950, 1957
I.72 Salvador Dali: "Dali II"; JTS Correspondence with A. Reynolds Morse

37 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
text of radio talk by Morse
11 photographs
8 TL
9 TLS
5 ALS
printed matter

1944-1947, 1955
I.73 Salvador Dali: "Dali I"; Exh. and Correspondence

70+ items
Includes 20 TL
33 TLS
1 ALS
chron.
list of exhs.
exh. notes
catalogue notes
2 JTS folder titles

1941
I.74 Salvador Dali: Printed Matter

43 items

ca. 1940-1950
I.75 Salvador Dali: Reviews of JTS Books

printed matter

1940s
I.76 Salvador Dali: Photographs

70 items
Includes 4 negatives
8 exh. shots
48 photographs
5 printed reproductions
1 Playbill

I.77 "Honoré Daumier"

5 photographs

I.78 "Jacques-Louis David"

50 items
Includes 7 negatives
ca. 42 photographs
1 TLS Paul M. Byk-JTS
(12/11/49)

NOTE: Material on Giorgio de Chirico, originally included in Series I, has been separated and described as Series II due to it's extent.

I.79 "Edgar Degas"

14 items
Includes 9 announcements
5 photographs

I.80 Willem de Kooning

25 items
Includes 23 photographs
2 announcements

ca 1953-ca. 1944
I.81 "Eugène Delacroix"

38 items
Includes 32 photographs
5 ephemera
1 mss, "On Art Criticism"

I.82 "Charles Demuth"

47 items
Includes 1 TLS JTS-Richard Weyand (1949)
44 photographs
2 articles

I.83 "André Derain"

6 items
Includes 4 photographs
2 catalogs

I.84 "Charles Despiau"

1 photograph

I.85 "Arthur Dove"

3 items
Includes 2 photographs
1 clipping

I.86 "Jean Dubuffet"

4 items
Includes 3 clippings
1 photograph

I.87 "Marcel Duchamp"

17 items
Includes 1 typescript
10 photographs
1 ALS Katherine Dreier-JTS (2/14/42)
5 ephemera

I.88 "Dutch"

6 photographs

I.89 "Catalogs"-E

7 items

I.90 "Paul Eliasberg"

25 photographs

I.91 "English-Buffalo Show"

10 items

1946 Dec
I.92 "English-Miscellaneous"

16 items correspondence

I.93 "Max Ernst"

28 items
Includes 2 TLS JTS-Ernst re: Lunar Asparagus (1943)
1 ALS
Ernst-JTS (6/14/43)

ca. 1943-1962
I.94 "Jan van Eyck"

9 items

I.95 "Catalogs-F"

21 items
photographs H. Ferber [9 photos, 1 envelope)

I.96 "William Fett"

printed matter

1943-46
I.97 "Leonor Fini"

27 items
Includes photographs
printed matter
TLS

I.98 "Flemish 15th Century"

3 items
Includes 1 typescript
2 photographs

I.99 "Fontainebleau Mannerists"

13 items

I.100 "Frick"
I.101 Walter Friedlander

ca. 9 items
Includes handwritten and mimeographed notes

I.102 "G-Catalogs-Miscl"

48 items
includes 31 printed matter
17 photographs

I.103 Théodor Géricault: "Géricault Material for J. T. Soby"

Includes material which dates from 1930s and 1920s, possibly given to JTS by Beaumont Newhall: TLS
research and bibliog. notes, typed and in JTS's hand
photographs and ephemera.

I.104 Théodor Géricault: "Géricault"

correspondence Includes TLS César De Hauke-AHB (1952)
ALS Meyer Schapiro-JTS (1945)
JTS's notes
ephemera
14 photographs
4 JTS "Géricault" file folder labels

NOTE: only 3 file folders found among JTS's papers

I.105 Théodor Géricault: "Géricault"

115 photographs

I.106 "Giacometti, Alberto"

8 items
includes photographs
printed matter

I.107 "[Morris] Graves"

58 items
includes photographs
printed matter

I.108 "Greene, Stephen"

7 photographs

I.109 "Musée de Grenoble"

16 photographs

I.110 Juan Gris: Exh. and Book Correspondence

post-fire, MoMA, 1958 Aug.-Apr.
90+ items
Includes 58 JTS carbons to lenders
19 copies letters from lenders
2 TLS (originals from Grace McCann Morley, Michael Greenwood)

I.111 Juan Gris: "Gris": Exh. and Book Correspondence

Pre-fire, 4/1958-5/1957
Includes ca. 30 carbons of Sam Hunter
ca. 25 carbons of Alicia Legg
ca. 45 carbons of JTS standard loan letters
ca. 25 copies of letters from lenders of paintings
ca. 15 copies of letters from lenders re: plates for book
ca. 1 items clipped together and labeled by JTS "Foreign Loans René d'Harnoncourt"
4 copies AHB/Mauricette Fallek exchange
ca. 25 carbons JTS to Sam Hunter
ca. 20 carbon copies of JTS letters written on his Conn. letterhead, Includes to Man Ray, Clive Bell (9/25/57), Jacques Lipchitz (9/20/57), Alicia Legg (9/22/57), Daniel Henri Kahnweiler (8/21/57), Sidney Janis (8/21/57), Lincoln Kirstein (8/17/57), James Johnson Sweeney (8/16, 8/14, 7/10, 7/9/57), Duncan Phillips (8/14/57), Alice B. Toklas (8/12/57), Marie Harriman (7/14/57), G. David Thompson (7/8/57)
1 ALS Carla Giedion-Welcker-JTS (12/6/57)
1 TLS Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.-JTS (11/27/57)
1 TLS Harold (?) Hecht's secretary-JTS (11/6/57). Includes other original correspondence to JTS from Germain Seligmann (10/2/57)
Kahnweiler (10/16, 10/8, 10/3/57)
Ralph Colin (8/29/57)
William S. Lieberman (8/21/57)
Margaret Miller (8/15, 7/21/57)
Petronel Lutkens Art Inst. of Chicago (8/5/57)
Jack Sweeney (7/7/57)
Hanover Gallery, London (7/13/57)
AHB (handwritten in pencil), "Greensboro, Vt., late June '57" AHB's reply to JTS letter of 6/22/57
carbon of latter includes
Monroe Wheeler (5/27/57) re: Gris color plates and 2 JTS replies (carbons Includes)

Description includes material in this and the following folder, I.112.

I.112 Juan Gris: "Gris"; Exh. and Book Correspondence

Content split from previous folder, I.111.

I.113 Juan Gris: Douglas Cooper Correspondence

10 items
Includes 4 ALS Cooper-JTS
2 copies letter Cooper-JTS re: Gris chron.
1 TL JTS-Cooper
1 TL JTS-G. David Thompson

1958, 1957, ca. 1939
I.114 Juan Gris: Text

pp. 1-2, 18-79

I.115 Juan Gris: "Dedication, Acknowledgments"

18 items
includes press release and draft
acknowledg.
5 pp. notes in JTS's hand
1 JTS folder title

I.116 Juan Gris: "Gris: Lists"

44 items
includes 1 JTS folder title
George Gonzales-Gris's and Josette Gris's addresses
works for sale in exh.
dinners given before the opening
Gris chron. (typed)
color plates and relevant correspondence
exh. lists (several vers.)
bibliog. (tentative)
list of signed dates on Gris paintings
Gris captions
original correspondence re: Gris loans, Includes letter AHB-JTS (8/12/57), postcard AHB-JTS (7/16/57), letter JTS-AHB (7/13/57)

1958-57
I.117 Juan Gris: "Gris"; Photographs and Printed Matter

8 items
Includes 1 catalogue
6 photographs
1 JTS folder title

I.118 Juan Gris: "Gris: Duplicates and Refused"; Photographs

70 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
5 color postcards
37 black-and-white photographs
21 proofs
1 color sketch, handmade
Time article (8/6/56)

I.119 "[A.J.] Gros"

ca. 47 items

I.120 "H-General"

27 items
includes announcements (most 1940s)

I.121 "Hartigan, Grace"

6 items
includes I TL (1/3/56)
2 ALS (10/2, 9/26/57)
3 photographs

I.122 "Harvard"

3 sheets

I.123 "[Barbara] Hepworth"

31 items
includes 28 photographs
3 ephemera
printed matter

I.124 "[Anthony] Hill"

2 photographs

I.125 "Tristam Hillier"

10 photographs

I.126 "Hitchcock, Henry-Russell"

ca. 15 items
includes 7 ALS: 7/31/46, 7/27/46, 7/3/46, 5/22/46, 4/23/46, 2/6/46, 1/3/45
ca. 35 sheets

I.127 "Winslow Homer"

ca. 3 items

ca. 1932-1968
I.128 "Hopper, Edward"

ca. 20 items
includes I TL WLS-JTS
gallery announcements
articles
photographs

I.129 "Hugo, Jean"

4 photographs

I.130 "Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres"

15 items
Includes 14 photographs
1 clipping (11/11/49)

I.131 "International Art Critics"

41 sheets

ca. 1949-1958
I.132 Italian Art - Arte Italiana del XX Secolo in Collezioni Americane: Reviews, Press Release

JTS's typed "Preface"to catalogue

This exhibition was organized under the auspices of MoMA's International Council for showing in Milan, Palazzo Reale, 30 Apr.-26 June 1960, and in Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, 16 July-15 Sept. 1960. JTS selected the works and wrote the introduction to the catalogue.

1960
I.133 Italian Art - Arte Italiana del XX Secolo in Collezioni Americane: "Italian Show"

material re: loans
Includes 2 TLS Frank O'Hara-JTS
lists

This exhibition was organized under the auspices of MoMA's International Council for showing in Milan, Palazzo Reale, 30 Apr.-26 June 1960, and in Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, 16 July-15 Sept. 1960. JTS selected the works and wrote the introduction to the catalogue.

1960
I.134 Italian Art - Arte Italiana del XX Secolo in Collezioni Americane: Damaged Correspondence

These items received in almost illegible condition

This exhibition was organized under the auspices of MoMA's International Council for showing in Milan, Palazzo Reale, 30 Apr.-26 June 1960, and in Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, 16 July-15 Sept. 1960. JTS selected the works and wrote the introduction to the catalogue.

1960
I.135 Italian Art - Twentieth Century Italian Art [MoMA Exh. # 413, June 28-Sept. 18, 1949]: Exh. Correspondence I

Includes MoMA press releases
correspondence
installation photographs
2 notebooks, one labeled "Rome,"the other "Milan II-X"

I.136 Italian Art - Twentieth Century Italian Art [MoMA Exh. # 413, June 28-Sept. 18, 1949]: "Italian Corr.-Miscellaneous"

Includes letters from Giulio Carlo Argan, Giacoma Balla, Pietro Feroldi, Gianni Mattioli, Carlo L. Ragghianti, Leone Traverso, and Alberto Viani

I.137 Italian Art - Twentieth Century Italian Art [MoMA Exh. # 413, June 28-Sept. 18, 1949]: "Italian Addresses"

9 items
Includes list of names and addresses of artists JTS planned on visiting in Italy

I.138 Italian Art - Twentieth Century Italian Art [MoMA Exh. # 413, June 28-Sept. 18, 1949]: "[Umberto] Boccioni"

6 photographs

I.139 Italian Art - Twentieth Century Italian Art [MoMA Exh. # 413, June 28-Sept. 18, 1949]: "[Renato] Guttuso (show)"

9 items
Includes 3 ALS from Guttuso with translations
photographs
ephemera

I.140 Italian Art - Twentieth Century Italian Art [MoMA Exh. # 413, June 28-Sept. 18, 1949]: Maria Mancusa

27 items

Includes publicity materials and photographs supplied by the magazine Arte Contemporanea

I.141 Italian Art - Twentieth Century Italian Art [MoMA Exh. # 413, June 28-Sept. 18, 1949]: "Scuola Metafisica"

9 photographs

I.142 Italian Art - Twentieth Century Italian Art [MoMA Exh. # 413, June 28-Sept. 18, 1949]: Photographs: Miscellaneous Italian Late 19th Century Works of Art

9 items

I.143 Italian Art - Twentieth Century Italian Art [MoMA Exh. # 413, June 28-Sept. 18, 1949]: Reproductions: Italian Works of Art
I.144 "Italian Baroque/Erwin Panofsky"

13 sheets
Includes notes written in JTS's hand (n.d.)

I.145 J-General and Miscellaneous

printed matter

ca. 1943-ca. 1948
I.146 "K-General"

10 items

ca. 1943-1956
I.147 Lincoln Kirstein

6 items
Includes 5 TLS LK-JTS
1 ALS JTS-LK

1950-49
I.148 Paul Klee: Correspondence

76 items
Includes JTS correspondence with Curt Valentin re: Prints of Paul Klee exh. (1945, Buchholz Gallery) and correspondence re: MoMA exh. #433, Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Paul Klee from The Klee Foundation, Berne, Switzerland

ca. 1945-1950
I.149 Paul Klee: "Klee: Foreword"

13 items

Includes 1 draft and 1 final typescript
5 reviews
1 JTS folder title

1945
I.150 Paul Klee: Printed Matter and Photographs

51 items

Includes 1 JTS folder title
8 catalogs
1 press release
1 clipping
39 photographs

1941-1950
I.151 Henry Koerner

ca. 8 items.

ca. 1940
I.152 "[William] Koslek"

10 photographs

I.153 "L-General"

Includes printed matter and ephemera

ca. 1940s-1950s
I.154 2. "[Marie] Laurencin"

2 photographs

ca. 1930s
I.155 "Rico LeBrun"

17 items
Includes 1 ALS Mrs. Joseph S. Hollister-JTS
1 TLJTS-LeBrun
1 TL JTS-August Fruge
press releases, photographs and articles

ca. 1959-ca. 1951
I.156 "C. N. LeDoux"

4 photographs

I.157 "[Fernand] Léger"

6 items ephemera

ca. early 1 940s
I.158 Leonid Berman: Correspondence

20 items
Includes 1 postcard Leonid-JTS
3 ALS Leonid-JTS (1 is autobiography)
2 autochronologies
1 map
1 typescript
1 TLS JTS-Leonid
5 ALS Leonid-JTS
4 postcards Leonid-JTS

ca. 1948-1951, (most 1949)
I.159 Leonid Berman: "Leonid, 1940-1950"

28 items
incl 1 JTS folder title
2 JTS dividers
17 photographs (1949-48)
8 printed matter

1940-1950
I.160 Leonid Berman: "Leonid 1935-40"

31 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
4 JTS dividers
26 photographs (1939-36)

1935-1940
I.161 Leonid Berman: "Leonid 1930-35"

34 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
1 printed matter
3 JTS dividers
26 photographs (1935, 1931)

1930-1935
I.162 Leonid Berman: "Leonid 1925-30"

12 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
11 photographs

1925-1930
I.163 "Jack Levine"

14 items
Includes 1 TLS Charles Alan-JTS
1 typescript for The Saturday Review of Literature
12 photographs

ca. mid-late 1940s
I.164 "Lewis, Wyndham"

10 items
Includes 2 TLS Lewis-JTS (9/20, 4/9/47)
1 TLS JTS-Lewis (8/13/47)
5 photographs
1 article by Lewis (1949)

ca. 1947
I.165 "Life Symposium"

ca. 62 sheets
Includes transcripts and JTS's notes

1948
I.166 "Lotto"

2 photographs

I.167 "M-General"

80 items

I.168 Loren MacIver

27 items
Includes ALS MacIver-JTS (12/3/63)
ca. 15 photographs (1947-45)
6 gallery bulletins
clippings, press releases

ca. 1950-1963
I.169 Man Ray

23 items
Includes 1 ALS Nell Bunce-JTS (10/25/72)
2 TLS Man Ray-JTS (12/9/57, 8/7/36)
clippings
gallery bulletins
2 TLS Man Ray-JTS, 1/22/1934, 1/22/1934

I.170 "Andrea Mantegna"

1 photograph

I.171 "Marino Marini"

81 items
Includes 1 ALS Lamberto Vitali-JTS (7/30/48)
3 ALS Marini-JTS (4/27/48, 12/31/48, 2/21/49)
3 TLS JTS-Marini (9/8, 5/5/, 5/16/49)
53 photographs
ca. 20 ephemera

I.172 "Henri Matisse"

19 items
Includes 11 photographs
8 gallery announcements/articles

I.173 "Matta"

10 items
Includes TLS William Rubin-JTS
gallery announcements
clippings

I.174 "Hans Memling"

1 photograph

I.175 Joan Miró: "Miró: 1965 Daniel Goldreyer Restoration,"Portrait of Mistress Mills"

12 items
Includes photographs
1 JTS folder title
4 TLS
2 TL
1 telegram Miró-JTS

ca. 1957-1974
I.176 Joan Miró: Galleys, Text, Acknowledgments

9 items
Includes 2 TLS
galleys
2 typescripts
1 JTS folder title
acknowledg.

1959
I.177 Joan Miró: "Miró": Correspondence

92 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
1 catalogue
49 TL (5 JTS-Miró, 1 Miró-JTS)
19 TLS
2 color transparencies
1 ALS
1 press release
3 telegrams (1 original)
6 items re: Modesto Urgell

1958-1959
I.178 Joan Miró: Lists re: Book and Exh.

14 items
Includes list of lenders
checklist
captions
checklist of John J. Reiss collection
list of plates

1959
I.179 Joan Miró: "Miró: Ernest Hemingway, Farm"

60+ items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
23 TL (3 JTS-Hemingway, 1 AHB Hemingway)
3 TLS (1 Hemingway-JTS, 1 JTS-AHB)
23 telegrams (5 original)

1957-1959
I.180 Joan Miró: "Miró: Loan Requests"

Includes TL (carbons) to lenders and replies
3 TLS
1 JTS folder title

Oct 1958- Feb 1959
I.181 Joan Miró: "Murals"

13 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
2 TLS
9 printed matter (4 clippings, 2 press releases)

ca. 1947-1958
I.182 Joan Miró: Photographs

75 items
Includes 9 installation photographs
1 JTS folder title

I.183 Joan Miró: Printed Matter

24 items
Includes 18 announcements
5 clippings
1 press release

ca. 1928-1959
I.184 "Miscellaneous"

33 items
Includes photographs and printed matter

I.185 "Catalogs-Miscellaneous"

20 items

I.186 "Amedeo Modigliani"

7 items
Includes 1 TLS Klaus Perls-JTS (8/25/66)
1 TLS Emilio Ribas-Monroe Wheeler (8/1/61), 1 TLS Wheeler-AHB (12/29/60) Note: these includes 2 refs. to MoMA exh. in 1962?
3 photographs
1 article

I.187 "Henry Moore"

16 items

I.188 "Giorgio Morandi"

40 items
includes 38 photographs
1 postcard
1 gallery announcement

ca. 1905-1955
I.189 "Walter Tandy Murch"

13 items

I.190 N-General

3 items

I.191 Paul Nash

17 items
2 TLS James Thurber-JTS (1948)
1 ALS (postcard, 1951)
3 photographs
1 gallery announcement

I.192 Ben Nicholson

6 items
Includes 1 TLS E. C. (Peter) Gregory-JTS (1948)
1 ALS (postcard, 1951)
3 photographs
1 gallery announcement

I.193 N.Y. State Arts Program: Printed Matter

3.25"

1945-1947, 1948, 1960
I.194 "O-Genl"

6 items

I.195 "Georgia O'Keeffe"

ca. 8 items
Includes printed matter
1 TLS James Johnson Sweeney-JTS (8/16/46)

I.196 "P-Genl"

39 items
Includes photographs and printed matter

I.197 "Palladio"

4 postcards

I.198 "Samuel Palmer"

ca. 5 items

I.199 "[Joachim] Patinir"

1 photograph

I.200 "Photography"

16 items
Includes 4 JTS 5x7" notecards
1 ALS Henri CartierBresson-JTS (2/1/57)
1 ALS Paul Strand-JTS (8/22/55)
1 TLS Victor Kraft-JTS (10/10/47)
printed matter

I.201 Pablo Picasso

10 items

I.202 Alton Pickens

8 items
Includes 4 ALS Pickens-JTS (11/2/50, 9/23/48, 10/27/46, n.d.)
1 TLS Pickens-Curt Valentin (6/8/50)
3 photographs

I.203 "Piero della Francesca"

27 items
Includes 23 postcard reductions
2 photographs
printed matter

I.204 "Antonio Pollaiuolo"

1 photograph

I.205 Walter Quirt

ca. 5 items
Includes 1 photograph
Printed matter

I.206 "R-General"

16 items
Includes 1 ALS André Racz-JTS
1 photograph
12 catalogue/announcements
1 memo re: Racz (biographical)
1 envelope of notes in JTS's hand (n.d.)

I.207 "Raphael"

4 photographs

I.208 "Auguste Renoir"

13 items

I.209 "Larry Rivers"

5 items
Includes 3 clippings
1 photograph
1 TLS JTS-Rivers (1955)

I.210 Romantic/Romanticism: "Romantic"

Includes notes and typescript for American Romantic Paintings
53 sheets
1 photograph

I.211 Romantic/Romanticism: "English Romantic-Misel"

Includes photographs and reproduction from variety of art historical periods
40 photographs

I.212 Romantic/Romanticism: "French Romantic"

Includes typescript (29 sheets)
58 photographs
3 TLS to JTS from Paul Rosenberg, Felix Wildenstein and Beaumont Newhall.

I.213 Mark Rothko

18 items
Includes 12 photographs
5 catalogue/announcements
1 bio sheet (typed)

I.214 Georges Rouault

44 items
Includes 36 photographs
1 announcement
3 clippings
1 TLS Mimi Catlin-JTS (6/25/45)
1 TLS JTS-William R. Jack (7/5/49)
1 TL JTS-John Rewald (12/12/49)
1 ALS Rewald-JTS (12/19/49)
See also, Soby Album, VII.1*.

I.215 "Henri Rousseau"

2 photographs

I.216 "Pierre Roy"

2 items
Includes 1 photograph
1 catalogue

I.217 "S-General"

42 items
Includes 36 catalogue/announcements
1 copy of The Saturday Review of Literature
1 press release
1 postcard
3 clippings

I.218 "S-Miscellaneous"

20 items
Includes 12 catalogue/announcements
2 photographs
4 clippings
2 press releases

I.219 Kay Sage (Tanguy): "Kay-Will and Letters"

7 items

I.220 Kay Sage (Tanguy): "Kay's Pics at Viviano"

9 items

I.221 Kay Sage (Tanguy): "Unidentified, Kay Sage-Viviano List"

8 items

I.222 Kay Sage (Tanguy): "'The Minutes' by Kay"

26 items

I.223 Kay Sage (Tanguy): "Sage Retrospective"

20 items

I.224 Kay Sage (Tanguy): "Spec. Bequests in Will"

10 items

I.225 Kay Sage (Tanguy): "Tanguy Drawings and Gouaches Assigned"

5 items

I.226 Kay Sage (Tanguy): "Tanguy Oils at Pierre Matisse Gallery"

7 items

I.227 Kay Sage (Tanguy): "Mongan", John S., Kay Sage's lawyer

80 items

I.228 Kay Sage (Tanguy): "Kay's Own Pics, Waterbury Vault"

6 items

I.229 Kay Sage (Tanguy): "Paintings Not Assigned,"; "Kay Sage Objects"

File folders found empty.

I.230 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Albany Institute"

45 institutions, alphabetically arranged in individual file folders by JTS.
5 items

I.231 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Andover"

4 items

I.232 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Baltimore Museum"

6 items

I.233 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Boston Museum"

6 items

I.234 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Brandeis"

5 items

I.235 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "California Palace of Legion of Honor"

3 items

I.236 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Chicago Art Institute"

5 items

I.237 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Cleveland Museum"

4 items

I.238 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Colby College Art Museum"

3 items

I.239 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Colorado Springs"

2 items

I.240 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Corcoran"

6 items

I.241 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Currier Gallery (Manchester, NH)"

5 items

I.242 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Dartmouth"

5 items

I.243 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Denver Art Museum"

2 items

I.244 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Fogg Museum"

5 items

I.245 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Guggenheim"

5 items

I.246 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Guild Hall, Easthampton, U"

3 items

I.247 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Indiana University"

3 items

I.248 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Kansas City"

2 items

I.249 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Los Angeles"

5 items

I.250 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Metropolitan"

3 items

I.251 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Mt. Holyoke"

3 items

I.252 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "MoMA"

15 items

I.253 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Newark Museum"

4 items

I.254 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Notre Dame Art Gallery"

2 items

I.255 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Oberlin"

2 items

I.256 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Philadelphia Museum"

4 items

I.257 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Princeton"

14 items

I.258 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Richmond"

4 items

I.259 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "St. Louis"

4 items

I.260 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Santa Barbara"

4 items

I.261 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Sarasota Museum"

14 items

I.262 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Smith"

10 items

I.263 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "University of Arizona, Tucson"

8 items

I.264 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "U. of Michigan"

4 items

I.265 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "U. of Nebraska"

2 items

I.266 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Wadsworth"

13 items

I.267 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Walker Art Center"

2 items

I.268 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Waterbury Museum"

12 items

I.269 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Wellesley College"

5 items

I.270 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Whitney Museum"

8 items

I.271 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Williams College"

9 items

I.272 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Worcester"

3 items

I.273 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Vassar College"

5 items

I.274 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Museums Assigned Sage Works; "Yale"

14 items

I.275 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Photographs

8"×10" black-and-white photographs of Kay Sage's work 1933(?)-1950

1933(?)-1950
I.276 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Photographs

8"×10" black-and-white photographs of Kay Sage's work 1933(?)-1950

1933(?)-1950
I.277 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Photographs

8"×10" black-and-white photographs of Kay Sage's work 1933(?)-1950

1933(?)-1950
I.278 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Photographs

8"×10" black-and-white photographs of Kay Sage's work 1933(?)-1950

1933(?)-1950
I.279 Kay Sage (Tanguy): Photographs

8"×10" black-and-white photographs of Kay Sage's work 1933(?)-1950

1933(?)-1950
I.280 San Zeno Maggiore

5 items
Includes 4 postcards
1 JTS folder title

I.281 "Kurt Schwitters"

2 items
Includes 1 catalogue
1 biographical sketch

I.282 "André Dunoyer de Segonzac"

7 items
Includes 6 photographs
1 copy Carnegie Magazine

I.283 "Ramon Senabré"

11 photographs

I.284 "Gino Severini"

2 sheets
Includes JTS's handwritten notes

I.285 Ben Shahn: Transcript for NBC- TV's "The Open Mind,"

36 sheets

January 17, 1965
I.286 Ben Shahn: Material for Braziller Book; Braziller Correspondence includes "Irene Gordon/Shahn "

18 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
11 TLS
5 TL

1963
I.287 Ben Shahn: Material for Braziller Book; Braziller Text and List of Plates

11 items

1963
I.288 Ben Shahn: Material for Braziller Book; Shahn Bibliography

3 items
Includes 2 copies biliog. (ea. 37 sheets)
1 JTS folder title

1963
I.289 Ben Shahn: Material for Braziller Book; "Late Rejects"

13 items
Includes 12 photographs
1 JTS folder title

1963
I.290 Ben Shahn: Material for Braziller Book; "Braziller Rejects 1940-50"

36 items
Includes 35 photographs
1 JTS folder title

1940-1950
I.291 Ben Shahn: Material for Braziller Book; Braziller-Shahn Photographs

Includes 3 JTS folder titles
photographs

1920s-1960s, 1963
I.292 Ben Shahn: ICE

13 items
Includes 5 TLS
5 TL
reviews

Dec. 1961.
I.293 Ben Shahn: Correspondence with Philadelphia Museum of Art re: Soby Lectures

3 items
Includes transcript
2 TLS

Nov. 6-7, 1961
I.294 Ben Shahn: Miscellaneous

5 items
Includes 1 TLS
4 printed matter

1960s
I.295 Ben Shahn: Braziller; "Braziller Lists Completed"

3 copies each
7 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
2 ALS Shahn-JTS
2 TL

1959
I.296 Ben Shahn: Braziller; "Shahn Braziller Correspondence"

33 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
typescript (rough)
list of drawings
signed contract
3 ALS Shahn-JTS
13 TLS (1 Shahn-JTS)
11 TL (1 JTS-Shahn)

1957-1959
I.297 Ben Shahn: "Shahn Abrahms"(sic)

32 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
negatives
reviews
unsigned contract
17 TLS (1 Shahn-JTS)
5 TL

1958
I.298 Ben Shahn: Abrams

29 items
Includes photographs
list of plates
1 TL

I.299 Ben Shahn: Graphics, ICE Exh.

5 items
Includes press release
checklist
2 TLS
reviews

1957
I.300 Ben Shahn: Miscellaneous

30 items
Includes 2 JTS folder titles
2 ALS (1 Shahn-JTS)
4 TLS (1 Shahn-JTS)
2 TL
chron.
19 printed matter

1950s
I.301 Ben Shahn: Graphics article

6 items
Includes 4 TLS
1 TL

1947-1948
I.302 Ben Shahn: Penguin Publication

58 items
Includes text
1 ALS and 2 postcards AHB-JTS
list of plates
reviews
2 JTS folder titles
TL, TLS

1947
I.303 Ben Shahn: Ben Shahn [MoMA Exh. #358, Sept. 30, 1947-Jan. 4, 1948]

1"
Includes 10 "Shahn installation shots"
chron.
list of lenders
TL and TLS to and from lenders, includes Duncan Phillips, Edith Halpert, Charles Alan
typescript for MoMA Bulletin
press release

1947
I.304 Ben Shahn: "Shahn Social Security Murals 1940-42"

12 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
3 photographs
1 bldg. plan
3 TL
3 TLS
1 printed matter

1940-1942
I.305 Ben Shahn: Miscellaneous

27 items
Includes 9 printed matter
2 ALS
1 TL re: Shahn magazine
1 TL Shahn-Walter Chrysler
1 TL JTS-Shahn
1 ALS Shahn-JTS

1940s
I.306 Ben Shahn: "Hightstown Murals 1935-38"

2 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
1 note

1935-1938
I.307 Ben Shahn: "Shahn-Prison Murals 1934-35"

10 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
1 printed matter
6 photographs
1 TLS
list, "Prohibition Series 1933-34(?)"

1934-1935
I.308 Ben Shahn: "Shahn-Sacco-Vanzetti"

19 items
Includes 8 photographs
1 JTS folder title
1 TL
2 TLS
reviews
printed matter

I.309 Ben Shahn: "Shahn-Mooney Series: 1933"

19 items
Includes 14 photographs
1 JTS folder title
2 postcards Shahn-JTS
reviews
printed matter

I.310 Ben Shahn: "Shahn-Levana Series, 1931-32"

11 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
10 photographs

1931-1932
I.311 Ben Shahn: "Shahn-Haggadah Summer 1930"

14 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
10 photographs
1 TL
1 TLS
1 postcard Shahn-JTS

I.312 Ben Shahn: "Shahn-Posters"

6 items
Includes 5 photographs
1 JTS folder title

I.313 Ben Shahn: "Shahn-Photos"

72 items
Includes 3 JTS folder titles
67 photographs
2 printed matter

I.314 Ben Shahn: "Shahn-Drawings"

40 items
Includes 1 JTS folder title
1 list of drawings
38 photographs

I.315 Ben Shahn: Photographs of the Artist

3 items

I.316 Ben Shahn: Miscellaneous

7 items
Includes "Shahn out, unidentified."
Includes Harper's illus.
2 photograph labels
1 JTS folder title
3 printed matter

I.317 "Luca Signorelli"

6 items
Includes 4 photographs
2 postcards

I.318 Matthew Smith

12 photographs

I.319 Smith College Museum of Art: Correspondence

34 items
Includes many TLS (several from Georgia Colin)
1 TLS AHB-JTS re: honorary degree for Dorothy C. Miller (Nov. 1957).

NOTE: JTS was involved in activities of the Smith College Museum of Art Visiting Committee and the Board of Counselors in the mid 1950s.

ca. 1946, 1957-1959, 1960, 1978
I.320 Smith College Museum of Art: Visiting Committee

1.25"
Mimeographed material
Not on microfilm.

NOTE: JTS was involved in activities of the Smith College Museum of Art Visiting Committee and the Board of Counselors in the mid 1950s.

ca. 1953-1969
I.321 Smith College Museum of Art: Printed Matter

ca. 12 items
Includes 6 bulletins
5 catalogs
1 directory.

NOTE: JTS was involved in activities of the Smith College Museum of Art Visiting Committee and the Board of Counselors in the mid 1950s.

I.322 Southampton: Parrish Art Museum

19 sheets
Includes TL correspondence

1952-1953
I.323 Chaim Soutine

4 photographs

I.324 Stanley Spencer

23 items
Includes 21 photographs
2 TLS JTS-Arthur Tooth (4/20/46)

I.325 Theodoros Stamos

14 items
Includes 12 photographs
1 catalogue
1 sheet of biographical data

I.326 "George Stubbs"

3 items
Includes 2 photographs
1 postcard

I.327 Walter Stuempfig

12 items
Includes 2 clippings
2 catalogs
8 photographs

I.328 "Surrealism"

19 items
Includes 1 handwritten journal entry
1 photocopied page of reviews (1944)
5 clippings
12 catalogs/announcements"

I.329 "Graham Sutherland"

12 items
Includes 1 ALS
1 telegram Sutherland-JTS
8 photographs
1 TLS Arthur Jeffries-JTS
1 brochure

I.330 T-General

15 items
Includes catalogue/announcements
clippings

ca. 1947-1948
I.331 Yves Tanguy: "Tanguy"

83 items
Includes ALS, TLS re: 1955 exh.
Correspondents includes André Breton, Paul Gatson, Marcel Jean, Edward L.T. Mesens, Jean Paulhan, Roland Penrose, Charles Ratton, Kay Sage, Lydia K. Winston, Enrique Zafiartu
alphabetically arranged.

NOTE: JTS wrote catalogue for MoMA exhibition #584, Yves Tanguy, 6 Sept.-30 Oct. 1955, which ran concurrently with MoMA exhibition #583, JTS's de Chirico exhibition.

1955
I.332 Yves Tanguy: Tanguy Catalogue

40 items
Includes lists and other details re: catalogue
26 items correspondence
7 photographs
3 articles

NOTE: JTS wrote catalogue for MoMA exhibition #584, Yves Tanguy, 6 Sept.-30 Oct. 1955, which ran concurrently with MoMA exhibition #583, JTS's de Chirico exhibition.

I.333 Pavel Tchelitchew: Correspondence

21 items
Includes 2 JTS folder titles
1 essay re: Tchelitchew's Hide and Seek
3 ALS and 1 postcard Tchelitchew-JTS
4 photographs
1 TL
1 TLS
list of ownership of Tchelitchew's work
1 ALS AHB-JTS
"New Russian Word,"review (1942)

ca. 1947-1950
I.334 Pavel Tchelitchew: Lincoln Kirstein Drawing Book

7 items
Includes 3 TLS Kirstein-JTS
1 TL JTS-Kirstein
list of Tchelitchew drawings owned by JTS
tent. list of drawings for book
draft of text

1947
I.335 Pavel Tchelitchew: Printed Matter

14 items
Includes review of JTS Tchelitchew book
obituary

I.336 Pavel Tchelitchew: Sculpture and Drawings

7 items
6 photographs found separately, therefore kept separately. Includes 1 JTS folder title
6 photographs

I.337 Pavel Tchelitchew: Photographs

1"
Includes 1 JTS folder title
2 negatives
62+ annotated photographs
56+ unannotated photographs

I.338 Pavel Tchelitchew: Tchelitchew: Paintings and Drawings [MoMA Exh. #203, October 28-November 29, 1942]

Includes notes dictated by the artist (21 sheets)
1 postcard Tchelitchew-JTS (9/42)

1942
I.339 "[Jacopo Robutsi] Tintoretto"

7 photographs

I.340 "[Kristians] Tonny"

28 photographs

I.341 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

5 items
Includes 4 photographs
1 gallery announcement

I.342 John Tunnard

6 photographs

I.343 Joseph Mallord William Turner

1 photograph

I.344 U, V, W-Miscellaneous

Includes 3 catalogs
1 clipping
1 ALS postcard Curt Valetin-JTS (1/12/1947)
1 ALS letter Elbert Weinberg-JTS (4/17/1955)

I.345 "[Paolo] Uccello"

1 photograph

I.346 "[Maurice] Utrillo"

8 items
Includes 3 photographs
3 catalogs
1 clipping
1 TLS Dalzell Hatfield to JTS (1949)

I.347 Rogier van der Weyden

1 photograph

I.348 Franklin Chenault Watkins

5 photographs

I.349 Max Weber

8 items
Includes 7 photographs
1 clipping (11/19/46)

I.350 Frank Lloyd Wright

4 items
Includes 1 clipping
1 TL JTS-Zoning Board of West Hartford (7/11/50)
1 typed letter
1 TLS (1950)

I.351 "Yale"

ca. 11 items
Includes 4 TLS
3 TL
4 ALS

I.352 "X- Y -Z General"

6 items
ephemera

Box Title
I.353 Index cards, "A"-"de Chirico"

One 11x3x5" box
"A"
"America as Arcadia"
"American"
"Abstract"
"Artists and Past"
"B"
"[Max] Beckmann"
"[Peter] Blume"
"[Pierre] Bonnard"
"[Carlo] Carrà" (Includes information re: Max Klinger, Giorgio Morandi, Paul Nash possible exhibition [.75"]
"C"
"Constructivists" "Cubism"
"D", 0.75"
"[Salvador] Dali" [1"]
"[Giorgio] de Chirico" [3.5"]. The index cards concerning de Chirico were used by JTS for preparation of his book and include quotations, bibliography list of works; notes from May 1, 1948, talk with Alberto Savinio, de Chirico's brother, and May 14, 1948, talk with Castelfranco.

I.354 Index cards, "[Charles] Demuth"-"XYZ"

One 11x3x5" box
"[Eugène] Delacroix"
"Delacroix's Writings"
"Delacroix's Sales"
"Delacroix's Exhibitions"
"Delacroix misc."
"[Charles] Demuth"
"[Otto] Dix"
"E"
"English"
"[Max] Ernst"
"Expressionism"[0.5"]
"F"
"Flemish: [Erwin] Panofsky"
"[Henry Fuseli"
"Futurists"
"G"
"General"
"[Theodore] Geriault"
"[Morris] Graves"
"[Juan] Gris"
"H"
"[Edward] Hopper"
"I"
"Italians"
"K"
"[Paul] Klee"
"L"
"M"
"N"
"O"
"P"
"Q"
"R"
"Romantic"
"S"
"Ben Shahn"[2"]
"Georges-Pierre Seurat"
"Sculptors"
"James Thrall Soby"
"[Chaim] Soutine"
"[Gertrude] Stein"
"Surrealism"
"T"
"Three Comedies 2 Tragedies"
"Yves Tanguy"
"U"
"V"
"W"
"XYZ"


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Series II: Giorgio de Chirico ca. 1935-1970s

The de Chirico papers of James Thrall Soby were bequeathed to The Museum of Modem Art upon his death on January 29, 1979. They were received from his estate in July 1980.

These papers were received in no discernible order and in deplorable condition: correspondence, notes, photographs and ephemera were separated from their file folders; many of the file-folder tabs had been broken off. Thus, original order was in many instances difficult to determine. Filing units in quotation marks indicate that these folders were thus marked by JTS.

Soby's interest in de Chirico and in modern Italian painting and sculpture began in the early 1940s with the publication of The Early Chirico (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1941) and continued throughout his life. His personal collection of works by this artist was bequeathed to the Museum.

Related Information: JTS was involved in the following exhibitions:

1960: Arte Italiana del XX Secolo in Collezioni Americane, exhibition organized under the auspices of The Museum of Modern Art's International Council in cooperation with the Ente Manifestazioni Milanesi, shown at the Palazzo Reale, Milan, April 30-June 26, 1960, and at the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Modema, Rome, July 16-Sept. 16, 1960.

1949: Twentieth Century Italian Art. MoMA exhibition #413, June 28-Sept. 18, 1949 (see also, AHB Papers 6.B.8).

Related publications by JTS include:

1960: Introduction to Arte Italiana del XX Secolo in Collezioni Americane. Milan: "Silvana" Editoriale d'Arte, 16-18, 22-23. [A separate catalogue, with slight variations, was printed for the Rome showing.]

1955: "De Chirico: Case History of the Metaphysician," ArtNews 54(5): 33-35.

1954: "Man in the Frock Coat: The Saturday Review of Literature 37(14): 56-57, April 3.

1950: "Guillaume Apollinaire: The Wedding of the Arts," The Saturday Review of Literature 33(40), 66-68, October 7.

1946: Letter to the editor, "Chirico v. Chirico: Time48(12): II, Sept. 16.

1946: "Italy: Two Movements and Two Paintings," Magazine of Art 39(2): 49-51, 76-79, Feb.

 

Subseries II.A: Catalogs and Gallery Announcements

Folder Title Date
II.A.1 Catalogs and Gallery Announcements

This subseries consists of 9 items relating to de Chirico assembled by JTS during his lifetime.

1935-1964
 

Subseries II.B: Postpublication Material: Correspondence

In 1955, Soby wrote Giorgio de Chirico (New York: MoMA). This subgroup consists of the many letters from collectors and museums to JTS asking him to authenticate their de Chirico paintings, following the publication of Soby's 1955 book. The correspondence discloses a number of authentic works not included in the 1955 book; however, the majority of the works were judged by Soby to be not from de Chirico's metaphysical period. Correspondents include The Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cé De Hauke, John de Menil, Stanley Marcus and Gordon Onslow- Ford.

Folder Title
II.B.1 A-D

Alsdorf, J. W. [5 items]
The Art Institute of Chicago 4 Ash, Isaac [7 items]
Ault, Lee A. [2 items]
Baker, Keith [3 items]
Bakish, Robert l items]
Baron, Carmen [1 item]
Basel: Kunstmuseum [2 items]
Berri Lardy & Cie., Paris [3 items]
Bruni, Claudio [3 items]
Cardazzo, Carlo [3 items]
Caruana, Jerry [4 items]
Castelfranco Giorgio [1 item]
Castelli Leo [3 items]
Chicago: Main Street Gallery [5 items]
Cleveland Museum of Art: Edward B. Henning [3 items]
Cumins, S. J. [2 items]
de Chirico, Giorgio [l item]
De Hauke, Cé l items]
Diamond, Harold [2 items]
Dorazio, Piero [1 item]
Dreibelbies, Eleanore [1 item]
Dusanne, Zoe [2 items]

II.B.2 René Bérger

7 items

II.B.3 Margit Winter Chanin

6 items

II.B.4 "Nathan Cummings"

26 items
Includes 2 de Chirico ALS and I ALS from Mme. de Chirico

II.B.5 "[Mrs. Walter] Davis-de Chiricos New Orleans"

11 items

II.B.6 "[John] De Menil"

8 items

II.B.7 "Owen Elliott"

7 items
Includes de Chirico ALS (photostat)

II.B.8 F-I

Fearing, Mrs. Constance McCormick [1 item]
Feigen, Richard L. [1 item]
Fetscherin, Hans [2 items]
Field, Henry [3 items]
Fink, Mrs. Nathan H. [2 items]
Flatow, William, Jr. [3 items]
Fox, Milton S. [2 items]
Fradkin, Samuel A. [2 items]
Fried, Rose [2 items]
Freeman, Mrs. Stanley M. (Betty) [3 items]
Garda-Beraza, Felipe [1 item]
Gerd Hatje Verlag, Stuttgart [1 item]
Gordon, Jack [3 items]
Includes de Chirico ALS (photostat) items]
Haftmann, Werner [4 items]
Indiana University, Bloomington: Henry R. Hope [2 items]

II.B.9 Marie-Suzanne Feigel

5 items

II.B.10 "[Mrs. Edwin] E. Hokin de Chirico"

4 items

II.B.11 J-N

Janis, Sidney [1 item]
Jones, Betsy (1970) [1 item]
Josten, Werner [1 item]
Knorr, Clement [1 item]
Lefevre, André [1 item]
Levy, Julien [1 item]
Levy, Mrs. Robert [1 item]
Llarens, Jean: Paris Art Gallery, New York [1 item]

Mattioli, Gianni [1 item]
Includes 1 ALS de Chirico-Pierre Roy (photostat)

Miller, N. Richard [4 items]
Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Sam Hunter [5 items]
Munich: Staatliche Graphische Sammlung [2 items]
Nazzi, Vinicio [2 items]
New Gallery, New York: Eugene Victor Thau [1 item]
New York Graphic Society [1 item]

II.B.12 Stanley Marcus

8 items

II.B.13 Arnold H. Maremont

8 items

II.B.14 P-Z

Paris: Galerie de Seine I item Picollo, Renato [1 item]
Rainey, John [2 items]
Rice, Marcus [5 items]
Sage (Tanguy), Kay 1 ALS Schectman
Sidney Paul [1 item]
Scherer, Margaret R.[2 items]
Shachaub, Gertrude E. [1 item]
Sotheby's of London, Ltd., New York [2 items]
Stockholm: Moderna Museet [3 items]
Toninelli, Romeo [2 items]
Vienna: Museum des [20 items]
Jahrhunderts [2 items]
Wilder, Clinton [2 items]
Worcester Art Museum [4 items]
Zeisler, Richard S. [1 item]

 

Subseries II.C: 1955 de Chirico Book: Giorgio de Chirico

This subgroup includes items related to the production and publication of the book. Correspondence reveals Soby the scholar/connoisseur establishing criteria for the identification and dating of works from de Chirico's metaphysical period, 1911-19.

Correspondence indicates that de Chirico made copies and variations of his metaphysical works and then back-dated them as if they were done in his metaphysical period; that de Chirico altered the dates on his metaphysical works, making them earlier than they really were; that de Chirico wrote many authentication letters to dealers and collectors, falsely claiming that works not from the metaphysical period were; and that there was a group of forgers who imitated de Chirico's metaphysical period works.

For the importance of technical data in the determination of authenticity, see folder II.C.2.22, correspondence with Caroline Keck.

Correspondents include: Mme. Guillaume Apollinaire, Anton Giulio Bragaglia, Henry Clifford, René Gaffé, Giovanni Girardon, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, H. W. Janson, Arthur Jeffress, Marianne W. Martin, Samuel A. Marx, Le Vicomte de Noailles, Roland Penrose, Roger Shattuck and Romeo Toninelli.

 

Subseries II.C.1: Production and Publication

Folder Title
II.C.1.1 Typescript: Final carbon

1"

II.C.1.2 Typescript: Preliminary mss with AHB's corrections

1"

II.C.1.3 Acknowledg., Foreword, Footnotes

0.5"

II.C.1.4 Appendices

0.5"

II.C.1.5 Bibliog.

0.5"

II.C.1.6 "Translations by Marga"

0.5"
Rref. Margaret Scolari Barr
also includes "Italian Quotes"and translations by Edith Weinberger

II.C.1.7 Plates: Captions
II.C.1.8 Plates: Correspondence

16 items

II.C.1.9 Plates: Text plates in book

not complete
0.5"

II.C.1.10 Plates: End plates in book

not complete 0.5"

II.C.1.11 Plates: Cuts 4"×5"

perhaps used for dummy
37 items

II.C.1.12 Dating of Works

10 items
original JTS file folders labeled by date and containing photos.

II.C.1.13 Distribution

4 items

 

Subseries II.C.2: Book Correspondence ca. 1948-1955

Folder Title Date
II.C.2.1 American Correspondence: A-L

Acquavella, Nicholas M. [2 items]
Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo [2 items]
Art Institute of Chicago [3 items]
Beres, Pierre [1 item]
Bill, Max [1 item]
Buchholz Gallery, New York: Curt Valentin [1 item]
Canevaro di Zoagli, Count Raffaele [1 item]
Carstairs Gallery, New York [3 items]
Claflin, Agnes Rindge: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie [2 items]
Clifford, Henry: Philadelphia Museum of Art [1 item]
Cole, Andrew W. [3 items]
Cumming, Burton [1 item]
Duveen, Albert [3 items]
Girardon, Giovanni [6 items]
Goodwin, Philip L. [1 item]
Hamilton, George Heard [1 item]
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell [3 items]
Hodges, Alicia Baur [1 item]
Hugo Gallery, New York [2 items]
Janis, Sidney [2 items]
Janson, H. W. [2 items]
Johnson, Phili [2 items]
Kaufman, Emil [3 items]
M. Knoedler & Co., New York: Carman Messmore [2 items]
Levin, Harold [1 item]

II.C.2.2 American Correspondence: Barr, Alfred H., Jr.

18 items

II.C.2.3 American Correspondence: M-Z

Marianne Winter Martin: Philadelphia Museum of Art [7 items]
Marymount College, Tarrytown-on-Hudson [1 item]
Matisse, Pierre [3 items]
Mayers, John J. [1 item]
Millar, Mrs. Robert Wyness (Anne) [1 item]
Mongan, Agnes [1 item]
Morse, A. Reynolds [2 items]
New Gallery, New York: Eugene Victor Thau [3 items]

Onslow-Ford, Gordon/Howard Putzel [18 items]
Includes installation photographs, de Chirico exhibition, New School for Social Research

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York: Carla Steen [2 items]
Piper, Raymond F. [2 items]
Resor, Mrs. Stanley [1 item]
Gisela Richter: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York [3 items]
Rothschild, Herbert [6 items]
Rubin, William S. [5 items]
Schneider, Robert [3 items]
Shattuck, Roger [8 items]
Stendahl, Earl [1 item]
Transco Trading Corp., New York: A. Breschi I van Vechten, Carl [2 items]
Walker Art Center [4 items]
Winston, Harry Lewis [4 items]

II.C.2.4 American Correspondence: Marx, Samuel A.

9 items

II.C.2.5 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters England", A-Z

Includes JTS correspondence with English artists, dealers, collectors.
Cooper, Douglas [3 items]
Grigson, Geoffrey [1 item]
James, Edward F. W.[5 items]
Jeffress, Arthur [11 items]
Lewis, Wyndham [2 items]
Watson, Peter [6 items]

II.C.2.6 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters England", Mesens, Edward L.T.

19 items

II.C.2.7 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters England", Penrose, Roland

12 items

II.C.2.8 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters France", A-Z

Includes JTS correspondence with French artists, dealers, collectors.
Adema, Marcel [6 items]
Apollinaire, Mme. Guillaume [3 items]
Boissonnas, Edith [2 items]
Dausset, Nina [2 items]
Delbos, Yvon [2 items]
Dllry, Baron Louis [4 items]
Eluard, Paul [1 item]
Evrard-Bornibus, Mrs. Michelle [1 item]
Fallek, Mauricette [1 item]
Gille-Delafon, Mme. S. [2 items]
Kahnweiler, Daniel H.: Galerie Louise Leiris [3 items]
Noailles, Le Vicomte de [7 items]
Poissonner, Bernard [3 items]
Pieyre de Mandiargues, André [2 items]
Raval, Marcel [6 items]
Roché, Henri Pierre [2 items]
Sanlazzaro, Gualtieri di [4 items]
Collinet, Mme. Simone [2 items]
Vitrac, Roger [1 item]
Vaux, Marc [3 items]

II.C.2.9 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters France", "Breton Letters"

13 items
Includes photostats of de Chirico/André Breton correspondence

II.C.2.10 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters France", de Lanux, Mme. Eyre

16 items

II.C.2.11 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters France", "Jean Paulhan"

8 items

II.C.2.12 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters to/from Italian Artists/Dealers", A-Z

Fratelli Alinari, Florence [2 items]
Balistreri, Guido [1 item]
Cantoni Libreria di Cultura, Milan I Carrieri, Raffaele [2 items]
Castelfranco, Giorgio [4 items]
del Corso, Gaspero [2 items]
Faldi, Italo [2 items]
Fohn, Mrs. Sofie [2 items]
Guggenheim, Peggy [3 items]
Nucci, Silvana [4 items]
Ragghianti, Carlo L. [2 items]
Scheiwiller, Giovanni [4 items]
Ungaretti, Giuseppe [1 item]
Venturi, Lionello [1 item]

II.C.2.13 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters to/from Italian Artists/Dealers", Apollonio, Umbro: Venice Biennale

10 items

II.C.2.14 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters to/from Italian Artists/Dealers", Bragaglia, Anton Giulio

6 items

II.C.2.15 Broglio, Mme. Mario

9 items

II.C.2.16 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters to/from Italian Artists/Dealers", Ghiringhelli, Peppino: II Milione Galleria d'Arte

12 items

II.C.2.17 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters to/from Italian Artists/Dealers", Toninelli, Romeo

16 items

II.C.2.18 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters to/from Italian Artists/Dealers", Vitali, Lamberto

8 items

II.C.2.19 Foreign Correspondence: "Letters Switzerland, Germany", A-Z

IncI. JTS correspondence with artists, dealers and collectors in Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
Bak / Basel, Switzerland [8 items]
Decleva, Hubert [6 items]
Feigel, Marie-Suzanne: Galerie d'Art Modeme, Basel I Gaffé, René [12 items]
Graindorge, Femand C. [5 items]
Heyligers, Dr. J. C.: Boymans Museum, Rotterdam [2 items]
Horodisch, Abraham [3 items]
Kubin, Alfred [3 items]
Munich: Bayerischen Staatsgem'idesammlungen [1 item]
Salon d'Art Wolfsberg, Zurich [2 items]
Sidra, Albert[2 items]

Trachsel, Albert [2 items]
Meyer Schapiro suggests influence on de Chirico

Zumsteg, Gustav [3 items]

II.C.2.20 Hector and Andromache

5 items

II.C.2.21 "Italian Letters-Chirico"

1 item
Includes de Chirico ALS (photostat)

II.C.2.22 Conservation

Includes TLS from Sheldon and Caroline Keck, Charles Uht, Jean Volkmer, Daniel Goldreyer.
29 items

8/2/1949-1/31/1967
II.C.2.23 Conservation

8 items

7/15/1945-4/12/1949
 

Subseries II.D: De Chirico Exhibition, MoMA Exh. #583 Sept. 6-Oct. 30, 1955

This exhibition coincided with the publication of Soby's 1955 de Chirico book. As late as May 11, 1955, it was planned as a joint de Chirico- Tanguy exhibition. The Tanguy exhibition (MoMA exhibition #584) ran concurrently.

Folder Title
II.D.1 Correspondence

8 items

II.D.2 Loan Requests

27 items
Includes 1 André Breton AL

 

Subseries II.E: Clippings ca. 1949-1960

This subgroup contains many fascinating articles by and about de Chirico that reveal his public attempts to expose forgeries of his work and his ambivalent attitude toward his metaphysical period, as shown in his suit against the 1949 Venice Biennale for not exhibiting his current work.

Folder Title Date
II.E.1 1949 Venice Biennale

30 items
photostats of 30 articles in Italian, provided by the Biennale

1949
II.E.2 1949 Venice Biennale

9 items

1949
II.E.3 1946: Galerie Allard Exh., Paris

4 items
de Chirico calls the works in this exhibition fakes

1946
II.E.4 Reviews of Exhs.

3 items

II.E.5 Miscellaneous

15 items
includes feature articles on de Chirico

 

Subseries II.F: Manuscripts

This subgroup contains published and unpublished miscellaneous writings by de Chirico and de Chirico scholars, as well as the court transcripts of a suit brought against the artist by a Los Angeles collector for falsely authenticating a work.

Folder Title Date
II.F.1 Spring 1958: Sloane, Joseph, "Giorgio de Chirico and Italy," The Art Quarterly

0.5"
Includes correspondence
text; photographs

1958
II.F.2 Unpublished Papers by Jerry Caurana

0.5"
"Giorgio de Chirico: The Prodigal Son: "Nihilism in the Romantic Art of Giorgio de Chirico"
CANNOT BE MICROFILMED OR PHOTOCOPIED

II.F.3 1949: Dario Sabatello v. de Chirico Lawsuit, Rome and Milan

0.5"
Includes court transcripts
correspondence with Renée S. Neu, sister of Dario Sabatello
translation of an article by Neu for JTS

II.F.4 Writings by de Chirico

0.5"
"Una Gita Il Lecca: Area d'Italia, no. 2, May 1940 (photostat)
"Brevis pro Plastica Oratis," Area d'Italia, no. 4, Dec. 1940 (photostat)
"We Metaphysicians, Declarations by Giorgio de Chirico"

 

Subseries II.G: 1940s de Chirico Material 1940s

This subgroup includes items related to The Early Chirico: reviews, the contract with the publisher and a copy of the book annotated by the author. See also, Series III: Writings for records of royalty payments. Correspondence reveals that Soby wanted to revise this book immediately after it was published. Also included is material related to the acquisition in 1942 by MoMA of a set of drawings that later proved to be false.

Folder Title Date
II.G.1 Correspondence: Miscellaneous

10 items

II.G.2 1942: de Chirico Drawings, Ex. Coll. Mario Girardon

1"
Purchased by MoMA through Georgette Passedoit
drawings deaccessioned because they are not authentic, but they remain in MoMA possession
includes memo (1958)

1942
II.G.3 1941: The Early Chirico by James Thrall Soby (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co.)

copy purchased by MoMA from ExLibris, Aug. 1980
annotated by JTS
1 item
See also, Soby Album VII.1*

II.G.4 The Early Chirico Correspondence

6 items

II.G.5 The Early Chirico Reviews

16 items
Includes reviews by de Chirico and Umbra Apollonio

 

Subseries II.H: Photographs 1940s-1960s

Collected by JTS from the 1940s through the 1960s. Photographic documentation is extensive.

Folder Title Date
II.H.1 Albert C. Barnes Collection

19 items

II.H.2 Gianbellino Collection, Photostats

20 items

II.H.3 Bernard Possionner Collection, Negatives and Photographs

10 items

II.H.4 Carrà, Carlo

33 items

II.H.5 "[Alberto] Savinio"

5 items

II.H.6 "Possible"

19 items

II.H.7 "Duplicates"

82 items

II.H.8 Pittori ltaliani Contemporanei, Giampiero Giani, ed.

20 items

1942
II.H.9 Bulletin de L'Effort Moderne

6 photostats

II.H.10 "Installation Photographs"

9 items
includes first (1935) and second (1940) Pierre Matisse exhibitions and MoMA exhibition Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism Dec. 9, 1936-Jan. 17, 1937

II.H.11 Comparative Material

8 items

II.H.12 Miscellaneous

47 items
many annotated on verso in JTS's hand


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Series III: Writings

See also, Series I: Subject Interest Material for correspondence, photographs, ephemera on individual artists about whom JTS wrote.

 

Subseries III.A: JTS Bibliog. by JTS 1960

Folder Title
III.A.1 JTS Bibliography by JTS
 

Subseries III.B: Typesrcipts

Folder Title
III.B.1 Typescripts
III.B.2 Typescripts
III.B.3 Typescripts
 

Subseries III.C: Non-Museum

Folder Title Date
III.C.1 1963, 1964, 1970

11 items
Includes items re: JTS autobiography and letters to eds., Herald Tribune, Art in America

III.C.2 Modern Art and the New Past

Pasted-up dummy

1957
III.C.3 Modern Art and the New Past

"Eliminated Articles"

1957
III.C.4 "Praeger Book"

31 items
Includes ca. 20 items from Arthur Cohen and 11 carbon copies of letters from JTS to artists re: purpose of Leaders of Modern Painting(New York, Praeger, 1954)

1953-1954
III.C.5 Magazine of Art and AFA

JTS was Acting Editor, 1950-51, and Chairman, Editorial Bd., 1951-52. Magazine of Art ceased publication with the May 1953 issue; these folders concern business of Magazine of Art/AFA, not JTS articles.

1953
III.C.6 Magazine of Art and AFA 1952
III.C.7 Magazine of Art and AFA 1952
III.C.8 Magazine of Art and AFA 1951
III.C.9 Good News

Paradoy of an art newsletter
3 sheets
paste-up

III.C.10 The Saturday Review of Literature: Related art articles

JTS was art critic for SRL 1946-57 and wrote a monthly column.
8 items

III.C.11 The Saturday Review of Literature: Typescripts

11 items
Many of these may have been drafts of articles for SRL.

III.C.12 The Saturday Review of Literature: Mail re: SRL

45 items
Alphabetically arranged in most instances, except "corres,"which includes all staff SRL letters and "Valentin,"which includes letters re: JTS's memorial column on Curt Valentin.

III.C.13 "Leonid" for Horizon

5 items
See also, Series I
Includes typescript (9 sheets)

1949
III.C.14 Dodd, Mead & Co.

44 items
Includes reports of sales
correspondence
11 reviews of After Picasso (1935)

1935, 1937-1948
III.C.15 "Writing 1947-1948"

Includes correspondence re: articles for Vogue
ArtNews
Pelican History of Art
Town & Country
Harper's Bazaar
Harper's
Horizon(London)
Stamo Papadaki book
Century Club exhibition catalogue

III.C.16 Transatlantic Article on Museum

7 items
Includes typescript (10 sheets)

1946
III.C.17 Ladies Home Journal: "American Romantic Painting"

6 items
15 sheets

1944
III.C.18 Miscellaneous

5 items

1930, 1950, 1956
III.C.19 Requests to Write and Fan Mail

19 items
alphabetically arranged

ca. 1935-1937
 

Subseries III.D: Museum Matters 1970s-1990s

See also Subseries I for additional material relevant to JTS's writings.

Folder Title Date
III.D.1 Miscellaneous

Includes royalty statements
list

III.D.2 1958, 1959, 1960

16 items
Includes material re: Knoedler exhibition Recent Sculpture USA

1958, 1959, 1960
III.D.3 "French Romantic Art"

Folders III.D.3 through III.D.13 contain material relating to a book that was, according to correspondence between Monroe Wheeler and JTS, to be published by MoMA.

1959
III.D.4 "French Romantic Art": Typescript, Part I 1959
III.D.5 "French Romantic Art": Typescript, Part II 1959
III.D.6 "French Romantic Art": Ingres 1959
III.D.7 "French Romantic Art": Gericault 1959
III.D.8 "French Romantic Art": "David" 1959
III.D.9 "French Romantic Art": "Courbet-Copy" 1959
III.D.10 "French Romantic Art": "Courbet-Original" 1959
III.D.11 "French Romantic Art": "Delacroix-Pub Carbon" 1959
III.D.12 "French Romantic Art": "Chapter 2 - Antoine-Jean Gros" 1959
III.D.13 "French Romantic Art": "Gros-Final Carbon" 1959
III.D.14 Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie: De David a Toulouse-Lautrec: Typescript of catalogue entries

1"

NOTE: ref. exhibition of French works from American collections.

III.D.15 Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie: De David a Toulouse-Lautrec: Correspondence and clippings

5 items

III.D.16 Venice: XXVII Biennale: "Ben Shahn"

1 item
Includes typescript for catalogue (ca. 21 sheets)

1954
III.D.17 "Paintings from Museum Collections Book"

4 items
75 sheets
Also referred to as the "Skira Book"
never completed

1953-1954
III.D.18 MoMA Exhibition #381: New York Private Collections

9 items
JTS wrote intro. to the unpaginated catalogue.

1948-1949
III.D.19 Contemporary Painters: General: Correspondence and galley

(New York: MoMA, 1948)
with AHB's marginal notes
royalty statements
clippings/reviews

1948
III.D.20 Contemporary Painters: "English Semi Final" 1948
III.D.21 Contemporary Painters: "Copies Final-I" 1948
III.D.22 Contemporary Painters: "Copies Final-II" 1948
III.D.23 Contemporary Painters: "ENG. FINAL-COPY III" 1948
III.D.24 "Machine v. Nature"

5 sheets
"blurb"for an International Council exhibition(?).

1948
III.D.25 "Elodie Sculpture Book"

27 sheets
Ref. Osborn, Elodie Courter, Modern Sculpture (New York: MoMA, 1948).

1947
III.D.26 Circulating Exhibition: Mystery in Paint

26 sheets
JTS wrote the wall labels
Includes correspondence

 

Subseries III.E: Pocket Diaries

Folder Title Date
III.E.1 Pocket Diaries

22 diaries with sporadic entries all 5.25"× 3.25"except for 1949 and 1956, which are 4.5"× 3.5"and 1 travel diary, "Milan": n.d., 4.675"× 3".

1948-1969
 

Subseries III.F: Notebooks

Folder Title
III.F.1 Notebook

1 combination notebook/address book, 10×7.25"; includes many inserts, most arranged alphabetically. Please handle carefully.

III.F.2 Notebook

1 black-leather loose-leaf notebook, 10×7.25".

III.F.3 Notebook

1 black-leather loose-leaf notebook, 10×7.25".

 

Subseries III.G: Speeches and/or Talks

Folder Title
III.G.1 Speeches and/or Talks

7 items, 37 sheets


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Series IV: Museum Matters 1940s-1970s

Chronological arrangement of material related to JTS's activity most of these items received as a gift to MoMA from Arthur Cohen in 3" and 5" letterboxes.

Original order can be observed in IV.A.28-33, the only run of folders in which JTS's detailed filing system has survived intact. Confidential Museum minutes, which exist in duplicate form elsewhere in the Museum, have been removed. Typed agendas and other sensitive material can be found in Series IV.B.

 

Subseries IV.A: Chronological Files

Folder Title Date
IV.A.1 1970s

5 items
Includes 1 TLS Bernard Karpel-JTS
1 TLS Betsy Jones-JTS

1970s
IV.A.2 1969

10 items
Includes 3 TLS William S. Paley-JTS
1 TLS JTS-Paley
1 TLS William A.M. Burden-JTS

1969
IV.A.3 1965

17 items
re: organization of Committee on Museum Collections
Includes TLS AHB-JTS
ALS AHB-JTS
TLS (carbons) JTS-AHB
René d'Harnoncourt memos
Samuel A. Marx's Moroccans
TLS memo AHB-JTS
competition for purchasing works of art
TLS copy Charles Cunningham-JTS
AHB memo (carbon)

1965
IV.A.4 1963-1964

36 items
provenance Arthur Cohen.
re: Museum Collections, i.e., acquisitions and/or gifts
Includes carbons Dorothy C. Miller-AHB (1964)
3 TLS AHB-JTS
Josten Redon Gift (1964)
carbons AHB-Miller (1963)
4 TLS AHB-JTS (1963)
1 TLS William S. Lieberman-JTS (1963)
1 TLS Betsy Jones-JTS re: Larry Aldrich (1963)
1 TLS Grace M. Mayer-JTS (1963)

NOTE: from 3" letterbox labeled by JTS "MoMA 1963-4."

1963-1964
IV.A.5 1961-1962

27 items
Includes 1 TLS Bernard Karpel-JTS (1962)
1 TLS Frances Pernas-JTS (1961)

1961-1962
IV.A.6 1960

60 items
Includes 1 TLS (carbon) re: acquisitions
12 TLS AHB-JTS
1 TLS William S. Lieberman-JTS
1 TLS Betsy Jones-JTS
1 TLS Monroe Wheeler-JTS
1 ALS Dorothy C. Miller-JTS

1960
IV.A.7 1959

45 items
Contents of this folder and folders 1958.a-c arrived at the Museum in a 5" letterbox labeled in JTS's hand "MUSEUM 1958-9"
order of material so unintelligible that the present arrangement was deemed necessary for accessibility.
Includes TLS (carbons) re: gifts, acquisitions, space needs, loans
11 TLS AHB-JTS
1 TLS Elizabeth Shaw-JTS

1959
IV.A.8 1958 "MUSEUM GENERAL"

53 items
Includes AHB TLS (carbons) re: gifts, purchases, acquisitions
I1 TLS AHB-JTS
7 items re: Peter Selz Includes TLS William A.M. Burden-JTS
1 TLS Ralph Colin-JTS

1958
IV.A.9 1958

24 items
re: Works of Art Given and Promised and Philip L. Goodwin Bequest, MoMA exhibitions #632, #633
Includes material deemed "confidential" re: collections of William A.M. Burden, William S. Paley, Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3d, Nelson A. Rockefeller, JTS, Louise Smith
3 TLS AHB-JTS
2 ALS AHB-JTS
1 ALS Betsy Jones-JTS

1958
IV.A.10 1958 "Husted"

24 items

NOTE: ref. James Husted, who was responsible for drafting pledge agreement for works of art entering Museum Collections.

1958
IV.A.11 1957 "Museum"

73 items
All items from a 3" letterbox, provenance Arthur Cohen
Includes carbons of AHB TLS re: loans, possible purchases (Includes Jackson Pollocks)
acquisitions (Piet Mondrian's Trafalgar Square), Edward M.M. Warburg and G. David Thompson collections
lists re: Museum Collection of Masterworks (Nelson A. Rockefeller, John Hay Whitney, Frances Spingold)
2 TLS Dorothy C. Miller-JTS
11 TLS AHB-JTS re: Museum Collections
Includes TLS re: Ernest Hemingway /Miró, David Smith
TLS re: Andrew Ritchie (William A.M. Burden, JTS, Nelson A. Rockefeller)
TLS JTS-Burden re: Émile Bernard painting

1957
IV.A.12 1955-1956

74 items
Contents of a 3" letterbox labeled in JTS's hand "Museum 1955-56."
Chronologically arranged
Includes 7 TLS AHB-JTS (1 an annotated carbon)
correspondence re: donations to Museum Collection of Masterworks (Samuel A. Marx, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Walter Chrysler)
8 memos AHB-JTS

1954
No museum-related JTS papers received from this year; mimeographed material removed.

1954-1956
IV.A.13 1953, General

10 items
Includes data on "Pledged Pictures" exhibition proposal
lists of desirability of certain Trustees' collections (TLS Stephen C. Clark-JTS, 12/9/53)
Policy Committee for Museum Collection of Masterworks (TLS John Hay Whitney-JTS)
confidential minutes and agendas

1953
IV.A.14 1953

13 items
re: acquisitions and collection matters
Includes 1 TLS AHB-JTS

1953
IV.A.15 1952

19 items
Includes general acquisition and collection material
3 TLS AHB JTS
A. Conger Goodyear resignation from Committee on Masterworks Collection

1952
IV.A.16 1951

32 items
re: acquisitions and collectors such as Stephen C. Clark, Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, A Conger Goodyear, Walter Chrysler, Samuel A Lewisohn
AHB correspondence (carbons)
1 TLS AHB-JTS re: Clark resignation from Committee on Museum Collections

1951
IV.A.17 1951

11 items
Includes TLS Prof. Rodolfo Palluccini-JTS re: Venice Biennale

1951
IV.A.18 1950

48 items
Includes 1 TLS JTS- William S. Lieberman re: Modigliani exhibition
1 item AHB correspondence (carbon)

1950
IV.A.19 1950

27 items
Includes 8 memos (carbons) to Committee on Museum Collections
ca. 15 carbons re: storage/safeguarding collections in case of war
2 TLS Nelson A. Rockefeller-JTS re: chairmanship of Committee on Museum Collections (10/3/50)
2 TLS William A.M. Burden re: Committee on Museum Collections policy

1950
IV.A.20 1950

55 items
Includes correspondence and memos re: acquisitions, collections, loans, memos

1950
IV.A.21 1949, General

26 items
Includes TLS JTS-Nelson A. Rockefeller re: Georges Rouault stained glass windows
fundraising
Emily Genauer
TriMuseum Agreement
ALS approving Philip Johnson as director of the Department of Architecture and Design

1949
IV.A.22 1949

21 items
Includes 5 TLS (carbons) re: Museum Collections
6 ALS AHB-JTS (n.d., except 1 dated 9/11/49)
3 postcards (9/1 5, 9/15, 9/14/49)
5 TLS AHB-JTS re: acquisitions and collections about politics (3/17, 3/29, 10/10, 10/28/49)
1 TL carbon re: JTS resignation as Chairman of the Department of Painting and Sculpture (6/6/49, + 2 memos)
1 TL (carbon) re: Junior Council representation on Auxiliary Committee (8/16/49)

1949
IV.A.23 1949

14 items
Includes correspondence re: Balla, Blume, Grosz, Matisse's Studio, Picasso's Three Musicians
mostly JTS's copies of AHB correspondence

1949
IV.A.24 1949

13 items
Includes TL JTS-Monroe Wheeler (9/17/49)
2 TL Wheeler-JTS (10/26, 9/15/49) re: Rouault, Kokoschka, Brancusi: Walter Arensberg Collection

1949
IV.A.25 1948

24 items
Includes material re: fundraising and membership publications
correspondence re: Terance Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings's book Mona Lisa's Moustache

1948
IV.A.26 1948, Acquisitions

30 items
Includes AHB TLS (carbons
Includes memos on Matisse's Studio. 1911
10 TLS (carbons) AHB-Monroe Wheeler, -William A.M. Burden re: Frank Church Bequest

1948
IV.A.27 1948

49 items
Includes correspondence re: Braque exhibition
other exhibition matters, Includes press release for MoMA exhibition #381, New York Private Collections, and TLS Stephen C. Clark-JTS (3/17/48)

1948
1 letterbox: original order found and maintained; information from estate boxes relevant to this order can be found in folder 3.

NOTE: 1948 Museum items found in estate boxes.

1948
IV.A.28 1947, "A = Acquisitions Com"

30 items
re: Committee on Museum Collections
acquisitions correspondence re: Picasso's First Steps
much of this includes TLS AHB-JTS or copies of AHB's carbons with handwritten notes
1947: 1 letterbox: original order found and maintained
information from estate boxes relevant to this order can be found in

1947
IV.A.29 1947, "E = Exec. Com. & Exhib. Com."

75 items
Will be found in folder labeled "Museum-1947"
Includes correspondence re: various exhibitions
Includes Bonnard exhibition
2 TLS AHB-JTS (3/27, 4/18/47)

1947
IV.A.30 1947, "G = General"

19 items
Includes 1 TLS Philip Johnson-JTS (5/8/47)
1 TLS carbon JTS-Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (10/16/47)

1947
IV.A.31 1947, "M = Met Agreement"/"MUSEUM AND MET"

40 items
Includes Tri-Museum Agreement correspondence
2 TLS

1947
IV.A.32 1947, "P = Dept. of Ptg & Sculpture"

26 items
re: reorganization of the department, Nov.-Apr. 1947

1947
IV.A.33 1947

16 items
Includes information re: selection of director of Department of Painting and Sculpture
material alphabetically arranged by candidate: Lane Faison, Henry R. Hope, Douglas MacAgy, Richard McLanathan

1947
IV.A.34 1946, "MUSEUM 1946"

14 items
re: reorganization of Museum departments
Includes 10pp. ALS (5 sheets AHB-JTS 9/23/46 "confidential")
many TLS

1946
IV.A.35 1946

77 items
Exhibitions Committee agendas removed and placed in Series IV.B. Includes 1 TLS Naum Gabo-JTS
2 TLS AHB-JTS
correspondence (carbons) James Johnson Sweeney-AHB, Sweeney-JTS
2 ALS

1946
IV.A.36 1946

23 items
Includes TLS AHB-Dorothy C. Miller, -Margaret Miller, -Nelson A. Rockefeller
Report on the Department of Architecture (1946-43)
TLS AHB-JTS (6/13/46)

1946
IV.A.37 "Museum General-1945"

41 items
re: acquisitions, collections, policy, and correspondence, James Johnson Sweeney-JTS-AHB

1946
IV.A.38 1944

16 items
50 sheets
re: general Museum matters
Includes typed reports on "General Administration of Museum: general exhibition policy, "Status of Director of Collections"
AHB's The Museum Collections: A Brie/Report (1/15/44)

1944
IV.A.39 1944

17 items
Includes defense of MoMA v. Emily Genauer's 7/44 Harper's article

1944
IV.A.40 1944

6 items
Includes 1 ALS Dorothy C. Miller-JTS (8/1/44)
2 TLS JTS-Miller (8/2, 7/28/44)
1 TLS JTS-Stephen C. Clark (7/19/44)
1 TLS Charles Goodwin-JTS (6/17/44)
1 ALS Lincoln Kirstein-JTS (6/14/44)
JTS autobiographical sketch (n.d.)

1944
IV.A.41 1943

9 items
Includes data re: Morris Hirshfield exhibition, Joe Milone's shoeshine stand
carbon of TLS JTS-Stephen C. Clark (10/29/43) re: staff changes

1943
IV.A.42 1940-1941

Includes typed reports re: a permanent Museum collection, acquisitions (in photography, German and Mexican art)

1940-1941
IV.A.43 1941

re: "Exhibition X," For Us the Living
See also, AHB Papers, 6.13.1.e.

1941
 

Subseries IV.B: Agendas and Reports

Folder Title Date
IV.B.1 1961-1969

Post 1969 Ad Hoc Committee [1 item]
2/14 MoMA Finances [2 items]
6/7 New Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture [8 items]
3/9 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [7 items]
6/15 New Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture [6 items]
4/16 Agenda for Board of Trustees [4 items]
11/12 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [10 items]
4/9 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [11 items]
3/12 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [5 items]
1/9 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [9 items]
12/13 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [16 items]
10/10 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [3 items]
10/10 New Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture [6 items]
2/7 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [8 items]

1961-1969
IV.B.2 1960

12/8 Agenda from Executive Committee [3 items]
11/30 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [20 items]
11/16 New Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture [16 items]
6/6 Tentative Exhibition Schedule 2 5/26 New Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture [11 items]
5/24 Agenda for the 30th Anniversary Committee [5 items]
5/2 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [15 items]
4/6 New Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture [12 items]
2/15 Report from Program Committee [2 items]
2/10 Report from Committee on Museum Collections [9 items]

1960
IV.B.3 1956-1959

6/11 Agenda for the Committee on Museum Collections [3 items]
5/22 Minutes from the Committee on the Museum Collections [7 items]
5/22 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [9 items]
12/19 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [36 items]
12/4 New Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture [13 items]
1l/4 Recent Sculpture-USA Preliminary Budget [3 items]
10/15 Budget Report 1956-57 [l item]
2/27 New Acquisitions in Painting, Sculpture and Drawings [5 items]
12/19 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [12 items]
12/19 Report to the Trustees [3 items]
11/30 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [1 item]
10/25 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [10 items]
10/9 New Acquisitions [5 items]
5/8 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [4 items]
4/17 Agenda for the Policy Committee [3 items]
4/4 New Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture [2 items]

1956-1959
IV.B.4 1950-1955

11/23 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [11 items]
10/10 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [11 items]
4/46 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [17 items]
3/14 Committee on the Museum Collections Speaker [2 items]
1/20 MoMA Art Exhibitions [3 items]
1/30 New Acquisitions [8 items]
1/15 Agenda for Board of Trustees [2 items]
11/14 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [10 items]
6/14 Agenda for Board of Trustees [1 item]
May Department of Architecture and Design [13 items]
5/24 Report on Committee on the Museum Collections [2 items]
5/23 Report on the Exhibitions Committee [3 items]
2/8 Agenda for Board of Trustees [7 items]
1951 Tentative Exhibitions Schedule [1 item]
Nov. Acquisitions List [4 items]
11/15 Department of Architecture and Design [1 item]
10/19 Agenda for Board of Trustees [2 items]
6/6 Purchase Fund Report [2 items]
3/17 TLS Emily Woodruff-JTS [1 item]
3/15 TLS Woodruff-JTS [1 item]
2/17 TLS Woodruff-Lee A. Ault [1 item]
2/10 1 TLS Woodruff-JTS [2 items]
1/23 TL William A.M. Burden-Ault [1 item]
1/22 Purchase Funds [2 items]
1/6 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [8 items]

1950-1955
IV.B.5 1942-1949

1949 Fundraising [1 item]
12/31 Comparative Operating Statement [4 items]
10/31 Report of the Treasurer [6 items]
5/26 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [13 items]
4/28 Agenda for Exhibitions Committee [1 item]
1/1 Painting and Sculpture Acquisitions [11 items]
1948 Possible Acquisitions [5 items]
10/6 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [12 items]
10/6 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [12 items]
10/6 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [2 items]
10/4 Item 7 on the Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [2 items]
3/17 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [14 items]
2/5 Agenda for the Exhibitions Committee [1 item]
12/19 Agenda for the Committee on the Museum Collections [6 items]
6/17 Department ofIndustrial Design [8 items]
1946 Budget Summary and Comparison [5 items]
12/31 Purchase Fund Accounts [1 item]
12/14 Agenda for Board of Trustees [1 item]
12/5 Report on Exhibitions Committee [1 item]
10/10 Agenda for Exhibitions Committee [2 items]
5/7 The Museum Collection Acquisitions [9 items]
5/1 Assistant Treasurer Report [4 items]
4/24 Departmental Committee Meeting [5 items]
4/16 Report on Exhibitions Committee [1 item]
5/27 Departmental Committee Meeting [1 item]
1946 2 Comparative Operating Statements [2 items]
1946 Department Head and Curator Salaries [2 items]
1946 Expenditures and Income [1 item]
12/17 2 Agendas for the Committee on the Museum Collections [6 items]
12/10 Departmental Committee Meeting [2 items]
12/10 Report from the Acquisitions Committee [2 items]
11/30 Departmental Committee [2 items]
6/13 Committee on Painting and Sculpture Meeting [2 items]
4/19 Committee on Painting and Sculpture Meeting [2 items]
1945 Press Release [2 items]
5/26 Budget 1944-45 for Painting and Sculpture [1 item]
2/14 Purchase Funds [l item]
10/29 Meeting of the Acquisitions Committee [1 item]
9/4 TLS Monroe Wheeler-JTS [1 item]

1942-1949
 

Subseries IV.C: Addenda

Folder Title Date
IV.C.1 Barry, Iris

14 items
Includes 2 TLS Iris Barry-JTS
1 ALS (postcard) AHB-JTS
1 TLS Tom Braden-JTS

ca. 1946-1975
IV.C.2 MoMA Photography Department

58 items
Includes many carbons of TLS Edward Steichen-JTS, Steichen-Henry Moe, Steichen-Beaumont Newhall (Includes his resignation, 3/7/46), Steichen-Nancy Newhall
1 TLS Moe-JTS
1 TLS Steichen-JTS
1 TLS Grace M. Mayer-JTS
5 TLS N. Newhall-JTS
2 ALS N. Newhall-JTS
1 TLS Philip L. Goodwin-JTS
3 TLS N. Newhall-JTS
1 TLS Stephen C. Clark-JTS
ephemera 10 items

ca. 1940s-1970s
IV.C.3 MoMA Photography Department: Michigan Piece 1956
IV.C.4 MoMA and World War II: Army

JTS was director of MoMA's Armed Services Program and a member of the Civilian Committee of the Army's Arts and Crafts Section, Special Services Division
18 items
Includes 1 TLS James Johnson Sweeney-JTS re: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller prints

1942-1947
IV.C.5 MoMA and World War II: "ARMY-1945"

44 items
Includes material re: Army Arts Contest

1945
IV.C.6 MoMA and World War II: Miscellaneous material

25 items
re: sections marked "ARMY" removed from 2 JTS address books


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Series V: JTS Collection

For additional information about these artists see Series I. A major portion of this collection was bequeathed to MoMA in 1979.

 

Subseries V.A: Miscellaneous Late Items

Folder Title Date
V.A.1 Miscellaneous Late Items

3 items

1960-1961, 1974
 

Subseries V.B: Insurance: Collection Inventory

Folder Title Date
V.B.1 Insurance: Collection Inventory

13 items
Restricted: See Archivist.

1939-1970
 

Subseries V.C: Correspondence with Artists 1932-1970

Alphabetically arranged by artist. Includes loan conservation reports, published accounts, receipts.

Folder Title Date
V.C.1 A-D

105 items
Includes:
Francis Bacon
Balthus
William Baziotes
Christian Bérard
Eugene Berman
Peter Blume
Pierre Bonnard
Georges Braque
Reg Butler
Alexander Calder
Lynn Chadwick
Jean Cocteau
Salvador Dali
Edgar Degas
Charles Demuth
André Derain
Jean Dubuffet

V.C.2 de Chirico, Giorgio

21 items

1944-1973
V.C.3 E-M

73 items
Includes:
Max Ernst
Alberto Giacometti
Juan Gris
Stanley Hayter
Jean Hugo
Jasper Johns
Moïse Kisling
Paul Klee
Marie Laurencin
Leonid
André Lhote
Loren MacIver
Marino Marini
Includes 4 SL Marini-JTS, André Masson, Matta, Henry Moore, Giorgio Morandi

V.C.4 Lehmbruck, Wilhelm

17 items

1931-1967
V.C.5 Miró, Joan

31 items

1943-1975
V.C.6 N-Z

83 items
Includes:
Isamu Noguchi
Pablo Picasso
Larry Rivers
Georges Rouault
Henri Rousseau
Pierre Roy
André Dunoyer de Segonzac
Louis Soutter
Graham Sutherland
Yves Tanguy
Pavel Tchelitchew
Wayne Thiebaud
Kristians Tonny
Jan Vermeer
Vespignani
Esteban Vicente

V.C.7 Shahn, Ben

38 items

1944-1978
 

Subseries V.D: Correspondence with Dealers 1930s-1940s

Alphabetically arranged by dealer.

Folder Title Date
V.D.1 A-Z

47 items
Includes Durlacher Bros., New York
Hanover Gallery, London
Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris
Julien Levy, New York
Valentine Gallery, New York

V.D.2 "Matisse" [Pierre Matisse Gallery]

29 items

1930s, 1940s, 1956
 

Subseries V.E: Exhibition Catalogs

Folder Title Date
V.E.1 Exhibition Catalogs

14 items
Catalogs of exhibitions to which Soby lent. Restricted: See Archivist.

1930-1980
 

Subseries V.F: Visitors to JTS Collection

Folder Title Date
V.F.1 Visitors to JTS Collection

12 items
JTS opened his house to tour groups and classes. Includes thank-you notes.

1945-1968
 

Subseries V.G: 1930s

Folder Title
V.G.1 Early Collecting

Includes 1 ALS Valentine Dudensing-JTS (5/30/31 3 sheets)
1 TLS Dudensing-JTS (5/22/30 2 sheets)

V.G.2 Book Purchases

Includes 5 TLS Éditions des Quatre Chemins (Paris)-JTS (1932, 1931 10 sheets)

 

Subseries V.H: Photographs

Folder Title Date
V.H.1 JTS Residences

Ref. 29 Mount Spring Road, Farmington, Conn.
66 East 79th Street, New York, NY (1946-43)
21 East 79th Street, New York, NY (1942)
Includes correspondence and clippings
chronologically arranged

1936-1947
V.H.2 JTS Collection: Photographs and Negatives

0.5"

V.H.3 JTS Collection: Photographs and Negatives

2"

V.H.4 "Greek Revival Houses"

7 items


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Series VI: Personal/Family

Personal items of biographical interest. Includes details of finances and activities related to Williams College. Correspondence with and by family members and family photographs. Several hundred negatives, many of which remain unidentified.

 

Subseries VI.A: Financial Data

Includes bank statements and leases.

Folder Title Date
VI.A.1 Financial

ca. 1971-70, 1972, 1978

1971-1978
VI.A.2 Financial

Sarasota, Fla., home

1970-69
VI.A.3 Financial

1962, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1969
1967 legal summons

1962-1969
VI.A.4 Financial

1951, 1952, 1953, 1957

1951-1957
VI.A.5 Financial: Melissa Childs Soby 1950s, 1962
VI.A.6 Financial

1936, 1938, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1948

1936-1948
 

Subseries VI.B: Williams College/Early Education

Folder Title Date
VI.B.1 Correspondence

honorary degree items
Includes 9 slides
1950 (Includes 7 ALS Lane Faison-JTS)

1962, 1969, 1978
VI.B.2 Printed Material

50 items

VI.B.3 Kingswood School

Rec'd 9/4/1991 from K. Clark

1917, 1918, 1919
 

Subseries VI.C: JTS Family

Folder Title Date
VI.C.1 Miscellaneous Biographical Data on JTS

Stationery

VI.C.2 JTS's Wills

Includes TLS (carbons)
JTS-Arthur Shipman, Jr. (3/21/53)
JTS-AHB (3/16/53)

1953, 1963, 1968
VI.C.3 "Mother"Anna Hazelwood Soby 1956-1877
VI.C.4 Family

Includes items concerning Katie Hazelwood (1855-1957)
Ralph Soby (1903-1956)
Charles Soby (d. 1921)
possible ancestors

VI.C.5 Melissa Childs Soby

Includes material re: divorce, custody fight
9 ALS Melissa Childs
Soby-JTS
4 telegrams

1961, 1953, 1952
VI.C.6 Divorce from Eleanor Howland Soby ["Nellie"] 1951-52
VI.C.7 1948, 1947, 1946, 1945

"House" Farmington, Conn.
Includes ALS Alexander Calder-JTS

VI.C.8 1940s Corresp

2 items

VI.C.9 "1938" "1937" "1936"

dated from disintegrated album

VI.C.10 1938, 1937, 1936

Eleanor Howland, later Soby
Includes 1 ALS Howland-JTS (12/21/37)
1 TLS Howland-JTS (10/7/36)
18 telegrams
1936, 1935: Elmina N. Underwood later Soby Trust

VI.C.11 1936, 1935

Elmina N. Underwood [later Soby] Trust

VI.C.12 Peter Allyn Soby

Includes 1960 ALS to JTS
31 school essays and exams (1950s
2 clippings (1958, 1951)
2 messages to JTS (1946)

VI.C.13 Correspondence

3 items

 

Subseries VI.D: Thomas S. Childs, Jr. 1950s-1960s

Nicknamed "Tippy,"; legally adopted by JTS after his marriage to Melissa Wadley Childs in 1952. These items concern his early education, and are mostly school papers written in the 1960s.

Folder Title Date
VI.D.1 English Papers 1960-61
VI.D.2 History of Art Papers 1960
VI.D.3 Philosophy Papers 1958
VI.D.4 French Papers
VI.D.5 Miscellaneous School Papers

Notebook

1961
VI.D.6 4 ALS

TLS to his parents

1950s
 

Subseries VI.E: Photographs

Folder Title Date
VI.E.1 Photographs of JTS and AHB ca. 1934
VI.E.2 Eleanor Howland, later Soby

with JTS: 1936-49

1936-1949
VI.E.3 Soby, Peter Allyn
VI.E.4 Ancestors
VI.E.5 "M.J.W." Melissa Jane Wadley, later Childs

73 items
Snapshots

VI.E.6 Photographs of Houses by JTS

3 plans for addition to JTS house (1970)

1946; 1970
 

Subseries VI.F: Miscellaneous

Volume Title
VI.F.1 1 address book

black
looseleaf
7.75"×5.5"
in JTS's hand

VI.F.2 1 address book

brown
looseleaf
8.5"×6"
in JTS's hand

VI.F.3 1 address book

red
looseleaf
9"×6.5"
in Melissa Childs Soby's hand

VI.F.4 2 leather books

with some notes on Italy
7.75"×5.5"
[?]Melissa Childs Soby's hand

VI.F.5 1 notebook

8"×5.5"
"Alumnae College-1938"
in Melissa Childs Soby's hand

Folder Title
VI.F.6 1 cigar box cover

8.875"× 5.5"
inscribed "C[harles] Soby/Soby's Lover"

VI.F.7 1 valentine

8.675"sq.
[?]Eleanor Howland-JTS

VI.F.8 1 mss book

7.875"× 6.5"
9 sheets of writing
inscribed "Grace M. Love from George W. Cable"

 

Subseries VI.G: Melissa Jane Wadley [later Childs]

All ALS undated; however, many have envelopes with legible postmarks.

Folder Title Date
VI.G.1 Wadley to Her Family from Smith College

Includes 10 ALS to her mother, Mrs. S. C. Wadley, 4646 North Meridan Street, Indianapolis, Ind.
1 ALS to her brother, Morris Scott Wadley

1929-32
VI.G.2 ALS and TLS to Wadley

1938, 1937, 1935(2), 1933(1), 1932(10)
Includes 12 from her mother

1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1938
VI.G.3 ALS and TLS to Wadley

1931 (4), 1930 (6), 1929 envelope, 1925 (2), 1924 (1), n.d. (3)
See also, black album, n.d., "A Child's Book of Events Leading Up to the Shoemaker's Holiday," by JTS for Melissa, VII.4*

1924, 1925, 1929, 1930, 1931
 

Subseries VI.H: Negatives

Folder Title
VI.H.1 Negatives

ca. 250 negatives; includes Maine, "Corbusier 1935," "Blumes," "Shahns". Original wrappers/envelopes kept, many of which are labeled and dated by JTS.

VI.H.2 Negatives and Photographs

Ca. 70 negatives, many with corresponding prints.

Note: Many of the images contained in this file were reproduced in the "Special Section" of The Museum of Modern Art at Mid-Century: Continuity and Change. Studies in Modern Art, no. 5. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1995.

 

Subseries VI.I: Oversized Photographs

Folder Title
VI.I.1* 4 photographs

JTS dining room (with Berman paintings) in Connecticut

VI.I.2* 6 photographs

Peter Allyn Soby

VI.I.3* 4 photographs

Eleanor Howland Soby

VI.I.4* 2 photographs

Both photographs have notes attached with identification as follows: photo 1: (left to right) Mrs. Clarence Lincoln Holland (Nellie's mother), Mrs. Curtis's mother (Nellie's great-grandmother) holding Nellie, Mrs. Curtis (Nellie's grandmother, according to Nellie Bunce 5/3/89; photo 2: Reverend George Preston Mains, "lived in NY, alum of Wesleyan; Trustee of Wesleyan and Syracuse," according to Nellie Bunce 4/3/90.

VI.I.5* 1 photograph

Image of the painting: Pavel Tchelitchew, Phenomena, oil, 1936-38.


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Series VII: Albums ca. 1940-1955

Album Title
VII.1* 1940s

Material assembled and mounted by JTS.

Biographical (1942-43): clippings and correspondence

Arts in Therapy: 1943

"The Early Chirico": clippings and correspondence (1941-42) (inc. TLS from Katherine Dreier)

"'Europe' in Artists in Exile" exhibition brochure for Pierre Matisse Gallery: mid-March - 28 March 1942

"Tchelitchew" (1942)

"Romantic Ptg. in America"

"MoMA 15th Anniv. Exh: Art In Progress": 1944

Contemporary British Artists: Buchholz Gallery exhibition: March -April 14, 1945: review, clippings and correspondence

Georges Rouault: MoMA exhibition #284: 1945 April 4-June 3: reviews (clippings) and correspondence

Prints of Paul Klee: (1945-46): reviews and correspondence (includes ALS from Henry-Russell Hitchcock)

VII.2* 1940s

Items in this album were arranged and collected by JTS; and subsequently transferred from a disintegrating album into this format in June 1989

Correspondence
Saturday Review of Literature, 1948-7

Ben Shahn
Ben Shahn, MoMA exhibition #358, Sept. 1947

WW II Effort

Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali, MoMA exhibition #158, Oct. 1941

Eugene Berman
Boston Institute of Modern Art exhibition, Oct. 1941

Georgio de Chirico
The Early Chirico

Biographical Information

Misc. Items

VII.3* 1955

Items in this album were arranged and collected by JTS; and subsequently transferred from a disintegrating album into this format in June 1989

Reviews from US and abroad of MoMA exhibition #583: Giorgio de Chirico (6 Sept. - Oct. 23, 1955) and MoMA exhibition #584: Yves Tanguy (6 Sept. - Oct. 23, 1955); both exhibitions directed by James Thrall Soby who also wrote the accompanying catalogs (published by MoMA, 1955)

VII.4* "A Child's Book of Events Leading Up to the Shoemaker's Holiday" by J.T. Soby

An album of pasted-in found images and humorous handwritten text created by JTS for his third wife.


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Series VIII: Addenda to the James Thrall Soby Papers

NOTE: The material contained in this series was received from various sources after the initial processing of the collection.

 

Subseries VIII.A: Soby Autobiographical Memoir

Folder Title
VIII.A.1 Soby Autobiographical Memoir: Part I

321-page unpublished manuscript, My Life in the Art World, a JTS autobiography prepared for Knopf. The bulk of pages were transferred from William Rubin's office, 1988; missing sheets were a gift of Nicholas Fox Weber, 3/23/1989.

VIII.A.2 Soby Autobiographical Memoir: Part II

321-page unpublished manuscript, My Life in the Art World, a JTS autobiography prepared for Knopf. The bulk of pages were transferred from William Rubin's office, 1988; missing sheets were a gift of Nicholas Fox Weber, 3/23/1989.

VIII.A.3 Soby Autobiographical Memoir: Related Correspondence
 

Subseries VIII.B: James Thrall Soby Bequest

This material was transferred from the Department of Painting & Sculpture, Alicia Legg's office, April 1990.

Folder Title Date
VIII.B.1 Marie-Louise Jeanneret

Hommage á James Thrall Soby
Art Moderne Gallery, Geneva, Switz.

1980
VIII.B.2 JTS Bequest Exhibition

MoMA exhibition # 1255a
wall labels, press release and
clippings, photos, details

1979
VIII.B.3 JTS Bequest Exhibition Correspondence

w. family and others

VIII.B.4 JTS Collection

lists

VIII.B.5 JTS Bequest

general

VIII.B.6 JTS Bequest

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

VIII.B.7 JTS Bequest

books, papers, photos

 

Subseries VIII.C: Photographs by James Thrall Soby

Photocopies of photographs. Gift of Jo. C. Tartt, Tartt Gallery, Washington, DC, 2/7/1992; purchased by Tartt from an unknown dealer.

Folder Title
VIII.C.1 Photocopies of JTS photographs

Photocopies of photographs that were obtained from JTS estate

 

Subseries VIII.D: James Thrall Soby Correspondence

Folder Title Date
VIII.D.1 CBS Collection 1963-1964
VIII.D.2 Letters from JTS to Mrs. Bliss Parkinson

Received as restricted gift from Mrs. Parkinson 5/78
Includes 9 TLS (1971, 1970, 1968, 1967, 1955)

VIII.D.3 Letter from JTS to Betsy Jones

Received as a gift from Ms. Jones, 6/1986.

5/27/1970
VIII.D.4 Letter from JTS to Frances Pernas

Received as a gift from Ms. Pernas, January 2010.

12/1/1961
 

Subseries VIII.E: O'Reilly Gift

Gift of William O'Reilly, Jan. 28, 1993 who purchased it from Estate Liquidators, Norwalk, CT.

 

Subseries VIII.E.1: Photographs

Folder Title Date
VIII.E.1.1 Matisse

2 items
5.75"× 8.5"
black and white reproductions of Matisse's Odalisque(1927) and Nude (Pastel)(1925)
ex-JTS collection

VIII.E.1.2 Friends

8 photographs
"Nellie" Soby (later Bunce), dog, and friends
Includes Eugene Berman, and others

VIII.E.1.3 Alexander Calder

19 photographs
works and photos or the artist
photographed by Herbert Matter

VIII.E.1.4 Cecill Beaton/Francis Rose

2 items
1 photo
1 snapshot with Christmas greeting on verso

1974
VIII.E.1.5 Artists

8 photographs
Christian Beard
Peter Blume
Peter Blume & Yves Tanguy at the Tanguy home in CT
Mary Calder
Max Ernst with Kachina dolls
Joan Miró & Yves Tanguy
portrait photo of Kay Sage Tanguy inscribed to JTS
portrait photo of Naum Gabo inscribed to JTS

1937, 1947, 1958, n.d.
VIII.E.1.6 Nakamura, Japan

2 photographs

1945
VIII.E.1.7 Salvador Dali

1 photograph
photographed at JTS home

1939
VIII.E.1.8 Museum of Modern Art

reception
1 photograph
JTS and Calder photographed by Eliot Elisofon

May, 1939
VIII.E.1.9 Friends

5 photographs
Three guests
Includes Eugene Berman, in Soby living room in front of de Chirico The Enigma of a Day (1914)

1936
VIII.E.1.10 Friends

17 photographs
8 night views of Eugene Berman, Alexander Caldcr, and "Nellie" Soby (later Bunce) (?)
Includes one photo of JTS with Berman and Calder
9 day views of Soby lawn and installation of a construction by Calder

1936
VIII.E.1.11 General photographs

46 items
Landscape, still-life, and candid views taken by JTS
Includes images of fruit, plants, tree, haystack, chair, jug
Views of CT includes front of Wadsworth house in West Hartford, 1934 Riverton fair, Lewis Street bookshop, a barn and a diner in Farmington
Paris quai bookstand, Dresden, Munich
portraits of Leslie Scheide, Paul Keyborg, and others

1932-36, n.d.
VIII.E.1.12 [style of?] Walker Evans

3 photographs

1934, n.d.
VIII.E.1.13 Wadsworth Atheneum ["Avery Memorial"]

2 photographs
Chick Austin's office
men's room

1934
VIII.E.1.14 Elmina Soby

6 photographs
First wife of JTS
Includes 1 photo of Pierre Matisse and Elmina.

1932-1934, n.d.
VIII.E.1.15 Gemma de Chirico

2 photographs
photograph of the artist's mother

1927
VIII.E.1.16 Miscellaneous photographs

13 items
Taken by and/or collected by JTS
Trans. to Photo Study Center, 2/25/93.

 

Subseries VIII.E.2: Correspondence

Folder Title Date
VIII.E.2.1 General Correspondence

19 items
1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1963, n.d.
alphabetically arranged
Includes greeting cards from the Arensbergs, Cecil Collins, Dorothy Dudley, Albert and Mildred Lewin, Marino Marini
Includes 1 TLS Alicia Legg (?)-Melissa Soby (1959) re: JTS collection
1 TL (carbon) JTS-Paley (1963)
1 ALS Roland Penrose-JTS (1956)
1 ALS Larry Rivers-JTS (n.d.)
printed matter

1950-1963
VIII.E.2.2 S.W. Hayter

1 item
original print/greeting card

1950
VIII.E.2.3 Ben Shahn: Correspondence

11 items
1945, 1947, 1948, 1950s
Includes 2 ALS Shahn-JTS (n.d.)
2 ALS postcards Shahn-Soby (1947, 1948)
1 ALS Shahn-JTS (1947)
1 TLS Dorothy Dudley-JTS (1947)
1 ALS Shahn-JTS (1945)
1947 catalogue lists for Shahn exhibition at MoMA

1945-1950s
VIII.E.2.4 Ben Shahn: Printed matter

11 items
1945, 1947, 1948, 1950s
Includes 1 grceeting card Shahn-JTS (n.d.)

1945-1950s
VIII.E.2.5 Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy

10 items
1942, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1954-55, 1957
Includes 1 TL copy Yves Tanguy- Time Magazine(1954)
1 TLS Kay Sage Tanguy-JTS (1957)
1963 Tanguy estate appraisal (copy)
and printed matter

1942-1957
 

Subseries VIII.E.3: Library

Box Title
VIII.E.3.1 Library

3x5" index cards; (complete?) inventory of JTS library.

 

Subseries VIII.E.4: De Chirico Iconography

Documentation collected by JTS for research.

Folder Title
VIII.E.4.1 Photographs

46 photos
6 snapshots (& negatives)
2 postcards
3 newspaper clippings
Photographs are mostly architectural
Snapshot annotated in JTS's hand, "Chirico studio-rue Campagne-Premiere"

VIII.E.4.2* unbound folio

16× 12.5x2"
facsimile reproductions of color drawings by Serge Rovinsky in: L'Espagne: grandiose et fantastque, n.d.

 

Subseries VIII.E.5: Drawings, prints, reproductions and oversized photographs

Folder Title Date
VIII.E.5.1* Ben Shahn Design (12x15")
VIII.E.5.2* W.A. Landels Collage (Mounted, 9x12.25")
VIII.E.5.3* Print (9x11")
VIII.E.5.4* 1944 André Raiz Print (mailed, 10x14")
VIII.E.5.5* Reproductions of 3 Salvador Dali Works (Mounted, 11.5x14.75")
VIII.E.5.6* Sketchpad (7.25x11")
VIII.E.5.7* Painting Sketch (8.5x11")
VIII.E.5.8* conté Crayon Sketches (on 12.5x17" Folded Sheets)
VIII.E.5.9* 2 Leo Delitz 1945 Portrait Sketches (10.5x14.25") 1945
VIII.E.5.10* Raphael Soyer Drawing (11.5x15.75")
VIII.E.5.11* Photograph (Mounted, 11x13") of Elmina Soby
VIII.E.5.12* Photograph (Mounted, 14x17") of Peter (Blume?)
VIII.E.5.13* Photographs, Miscellaneous (Various Sizes)
VIII.E.5.14* Sketch, Oleni K(?), 1962 (11 x 14") 1962
 

Subseries VIII.III.6: Sketchbooks

Each sketchbook cover inscribed with Hilla von Rebay's signature.

Volume Title
VIII.E.6.1 Sketchbook
VIII.E.6.2 Sketchbook
VIII.E.6.3 Sketchbook
VIII.E.6.4 Sketchbook
VIII.E.6.5 Sketchbook
VIII.E.6.6 Sketchbook

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Box and Folder List

Box Series Folder
1 I 1-12
2 I 13-21
3 I 22-32
4 I 33-40
5 I 41-58
6 I 59-75
7 I 76-91
8 I 92-102
9 I 103-111
10 I 112-126
11 I 127-141
12 I 142-157
13 I 158-169
14 I 170-181
15 I 182-193
16 I 194-212
17 I 213-237
18 I 238-278
19 I 279-293
20 I 294-307
21 I 308-324
22 I 325-337
23 I 338-352
24 I 353
25 I 354
26 II.A 1
II.B 1-14
II.C.1 1
27 II.C.1 2-12
28 II.C.1 13
II.C.2 1-15
29 II.C.2 16-23
II.D 1-2
II.E 1-5
30 II.F 1-4
II.G 1-5
II.H 1-5
31 II.H 6-12
III.A 1
III.B 1-3
III.C 1
32 III.C 2-10
33 III.C 11-19
III.D 1-5
34 III.D 6-13
35 III.D 14-26
36 III.E 1
37 III.F 1-3
III.G 1
IV.A 1-4
38 IV.A 5-18
39 IV.A 19-30
40 IV.A 31-41
41 IV.A 42-43
IV.B 1-4
42 IV.B 5
IV.C 1-6
43 V.A 1
V.B 1
V.C 1-7
V.D 1-2
44 V.E 1
V.F 1
V.G 1-2
V.H 1-4
45 VI.A 1-6
46 VI.B 1-3
VI.C 1-6
47 VI.C 7-13
VI.D 1-4
48 VI.D 5-6
VI.E 1-4
49 VI.E 5-6
VI.F 1-3
50 VI.F 4-8
VI.G 1-2
51 VI.G 3
VI.H 1-2
52 VIII.A 1-3
VIII.B 1-4
53 VIII.B 5-7
VIII.C 1
VIII.D 1-3
VIII.E.1 1-7
54 VIII.E.1 8-16
VIII.E.2 1-5
55 VIII.E.3 1
56 VIII.E.4 1
VIII.E.6 1-6
57 VI.I 1*-5*
VII 1*-2*
58 VII 3*-4*
59 VIII.E.4 2*
VIII.E.5 1*-14*


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