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Early museum history: administrative records, 1930s-1950s.

Author: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Records.
Database:WorldCat
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The Papers concern the early activities of many of the Museum's programs, such as the Armed Services Program, Art in America radio program and subsequent book, film library, circulating exhibitions, lectures, Veteran's Art Center; and committees such as the Advisory Committee, Education Committee, Garden Committee, and Reception Committee. The Museum's involvement with Latin America (Series II) and television
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Genre/Form: Archives
Named Person: John E Abbott; Alfred H Barr, Jr.; Alan R Blackburn, Jr.; Thomas D Braden; Rene D'Harnoncourt; Thomas D Mabry; Allan Porter; James Thrall Soby; Julian L Street, Jr.; James Johnson Sweeney; Ione Ulrich; Monroe Wheeler
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
In: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 702415860
Description: 11 linear ft. (32 boxes)

Abstract:

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

Notable staff members represented in the Papers include John E. Abbott, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Alan R. Blackburn, Jr., Thomas W. Braden, Rene d'Harnoncourt, Thomas D. Mabry, Jr., Allen Porter, James Thrall Soby, Julian Street, Jr., James Johnson Sweeney, Ione Ulrich, and Monroe Wheeler.

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

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