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Edgar C. Schenck

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Collection Overview
Information for Users

Preferred Citation
Terms of Access and Use
Copyright

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Processing Information

Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Arrangement
Container List
Search Terms

Contributors
Subject Terms

Related Resources


 
Collection Overview

 
Title:
Edgar C. Schenck Records, 1950-1955

Collection number:
AK2.7

Creator:
Schenck, Edgar Craig

Extent:
20 boxes (10 linear feet)

Language of Material:
Collection material in English.

Repository:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery. G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library

Abstract:
Administrative records and correspondence of Edgar Craig Schenck, director of the Albright Art Gallery from September 1, 1949, through July 1, 1955.


 
Information for Users

 
Preferred Citation
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, AK2.7, Edgar C. Schenck Records, 1950-1955, G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library, Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Terms of Access and Use
The Edgar C. Schenck Records, 1950-1955 are open for research.

Copyright
Copyright is held by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Additional copyright may be held by individual artists/authors, their heirs, or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library before publishing quotations from materials in the collection.


 
Administrative Information

 
Acquisition Information
See Head of Research Resources for acquisition information.

Processing Information
Collection processed by: Library Staff

Finding aid encoded by: Yoko Inagi, November 2007. Encoding revised by Amy Vilz, September 2008.


 
Biographical Note

 
Edgar Craig Schenck became director of the Albright Art Gallery on September 1, 1949. He left office July 1, 1955. His five-year term as art director can be seen as a transitional period between the directorships of his predecessors who struggled to achieve and maintain regional and national standards of excellence, and that of his successor, Gordon M. Smith, under whose leadership the Gallery achieved international recognition.

Schenck was born in Hot Springs, North Carolina in 1909. Attending Princeton University, he received his MFA in 1934. From 1935 to 1947 he directed the Honolulu Academy of Fine Arts, moving from there to Smith College Museum of Art until 1949. He resigned from the Albright to direct the Brooklyn Museum. His expertise was in "...Oriental and Polynesian arts and western painting and he had contributed articles to the American Journal of Archeology, the Art Bulletin and the College Art Journal as well as to the publications of the various museums with which he was connected."* Returning from a lecture in Pakistan for the United States Information Agency, Schenck died of a heart attack in Istanbul, Turkey, November 16, 1959.

* "Edgar C. Schenck 1910-1959," by Adelyn D. Breeskin, in College Art Journal, vol. 19, no. 3 (Spring, 1960), pp. 256.


 
Scope and Content Note

 
The development and expansion of the A.A.G. during Edgar Schenck's tenure included the addition of the first curators to the staff, beginning with Patrick J. Kelleher's appointment in 1950. Kelleher was succeeded by Carroll Hogan in 1954. This is mentioned here because the administrative correspondence of these curators was filed with the general correspondence of Edgar Schenck which comprises this series. Other additions to the staff included the successive appointments of Peggy Elfvin and Virginia Flynn as publicity secretaries. Beatrice Howe as assistant director continued to handle the routine correspondence of the Gallery. Gordon M. Smith, who succeeded Schenck, assumed office in September of 1955, and therefore his correspondence during the latter part of that year is included here also.

The general type of correspondence found in this series is essentially the same as that described in the scope note for the Andrew Richie Records as follows: "Principal correspondence falls into three main categories. First, correspondence with other museum administrations documents a large number of loans of art from the A.A.G. permanent collection for inclusion in exhibitions. Other correspondence with museums concerns administrative policies, including surveys of institutional practices in American museums; these records document decision-making. The third principal category of correspondence is that of art dealers, usually offering works of art for purchase consideration, but sometimes also documenting loans to exhibitions at the Albright and at private dealer galleries."

Minor changes in arrangement should be noted, particularly in regards to the use of country of origin names for filing material from all foreign countries with the exception of Canada. Exchanges with museums in England will be found under "E" for country. This holds true for correspondence from dealers and scholars in the field also. This differs from the earlier practice of filing foreign correspondence by personal name, name of institution, or city of origin.

Artists' letters of note included a number from sculptor Jacques Lipchitz who lectured at the Gallery, and also sculptor David Smith. Significant letters from dealers include many from Martha Jackson who founded her important New York gallery in the late 1940's. Board correspondence includes draft copies of meeting minutes, as well as reports of the various committees, the art director, and curator of education, Roger Squires. Annual lecture series and concert program folders yielded many letters from nationally-recognized scholars, artists, and concert musicians.


 
Arrangement

 
Alphabetic within one-year time spans.


 
Container List

 
1950

1.1

Felix Angelo, 1949-1950; regarding painting of signs for publicity of A.A.G. activities.

1.2

Armstrong-Roth-Cady Insurance, 1950

1.3

B, 1950

1.4

W.S. Budworth and Son, 1950; shipping of art.

1.5

Buffalo, City of and City Planning, 1950

1.6

Buffalo Fine Arts Academy [B.F.A.A.]: annual meeting and election of directors, October 4, 1950

1.7

B.F.A.A.: President Seymour H. Knox, 1950; correspondence with staff and director.

1.8

B.F.A.A.: Secretary Dudley M. Irwin, Jr., 1950; correspondence.

1.9

B.F.A.A.: Treasurer Lars S. Potter, 1950; financial correspondence.

1.10

B.F.A.A.: Art Committee correspondence, 1950 [Stuart Cary Welch, chair]

1.11

B.F.A.A.: Art School Committee correspondence, 1950

1.12

B.F.A.A.: reports, 1950; regarding fire prevention and protection, correspondence.

1.13

B.F.A.A.: House and Grounds Committee, 1950 [Theodore C. Jewett, chair]

1.14

Buffalo Museum of Science, 1950; correspondence and minutes.

1.15

Buffalo, University of, 1950

1.16

C, 1950

1.17

Frank Cabra, artist, Attica State Prison, 1948-1950; correspondence.

1.18

Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1949; transfer of Carnegie educational sets from Museum of Science to A.A.G.

1.19

Civil Defense Plans: general information, 1950

1.20

Civil Defense Plans: Buffalo area, 1950

1.21

Civil Defense Plan: A.A.G., 1950-1951; correspondence and information.

1.22

Concert and Film Series at Gallery, 1949-1950

1.23

Exhibition schedule, 1950

1.24

France, 1950; loan correspondence.

1.25

Gallery magazine, 1950

2.1

K, 1950

2.2

Patrick J. Kelleher, Curator of Collections, January, 1950; includes appointment.

2.3

Lecture Series, 1949-1950; correspondence.

2.4

Library: reports, 1949-1950

2.5

Dorothy Wright Liebes, January, 1950; lecture in connection with Textiles exhibition.

2.6

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1950

2.7

New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1950

2.8

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1950

2.9

Press Releases: local, 1943-1950

2.10

Press Releases: national, 1943-1950

2.11

S, 1950

2.12

San Francisco: art museums correspondence, 1950

2.13

Edgar C. Schenck, art director, 1950; correspondence with staff.

2.14

Edgar C. Schenck: lectures, 1949-1950

2.15

T, 1950

2.16

Toronto: Art Gallery, 1950

2.17

U, 1950

2.18

Veterans Hospital, Buffalo, 1950

2.19

W, 1950

2.20

Wal-Rus Fabrics, Inc., New York City, 1950

2.21

Washington DC: American Association of Museums, 1950

2.22

Washington DC: American Federation of Arts, 1950

2.23

Washington DC: Federal Government, 1950

2.24

Western New York Artists' meeting: A.A.G., 1950; selection of juries for W.N.Y. exhibition, correspondence, minutes.

 

1951

3.1

A.A.G. Activities Committee, 1951; includes minutes. [Printed material removed to AK13.8]

3.2

Felix Angelo, 1951; painting of signs for A.A.G. activities.

3.3

Armstrong-Roth-Cady Insurance, 1951

3.4

B, 1951

3.5

Buffalo, City of and City Planning, 1951; includes list of A.A.G. employees and salary information, annual city appropriation.

3.6

B.F.A.A.: annual meeting and election of directors, October 3, 1951

3.7

B.F.A.A.: President Seymour H. Knox, 1951; correspondence with the art director.

3.8

B.F.A.A.: Secretary Norman P. Clement (deceased, April 26, 1951) and Secretary Ansley W. Sawyer (appointed May 28, 1952), 1951; draft copies of minutes, correspondence.

3.9

B.F.A.A.: Treasurer Lars S. Potter, 1951; financial correspondence.

3.10

B.F.A.A.: House and Grounds Committee, 1951

3.11

Buffalo libraries: correspondence, 1951

3.12

Buffalo Museum of Science, 1951; correspondence with Chauncey Hamlin, director Fred T. Hall.

3.13

Buffalo State Teachers College: Board of Education and Schools, 1951

3.14

Buffalo, University of, 1951

3.15

Buffalo, University of: Niagara Frontier Convocation, December 7-8, 1951; newsclippings.

3.16

C, 1951

3.17

Cambridge: Fogg Art Museum, 1951

3.18

C and C Catering, 1951; menus.

3.19

Cincinnati Art Museum, 1951

3.20

Cincinnati: Taft Museum, 1951

3.21

Cleveland Museum of Art, 1951

3.22

Concerts and A.A.G Christmas Program, 1950-1951; includes programs, brochures, press releases, correspondence with touring musicians.

3.23

Dayton Art Institute, 1951; correspondence.

4.1

Houston: Contemporary Arts Association, 1951; loan correspondence.

4.2

K, 1951

4.3

M. Knoedler and Co., November 1951-January 1952; correspondence regarding Caravaggio's Card Players, photographs, negatives, Curator Kelleher's research on the painting, correspondence with independent experts regarding provenance.

4.4

Lecture series, 1950-1951; publicity material, correspondence with lecturers.

4.5

Library, 1951

4.6

New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1951

4.7

New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1951

4.8

New York: Museum of Modern Art 1951

4.9

Northeast Museums Conference of the A.A.M., Cooperstown, October, 1951

4.10

Play: members production of Antigone, February, 1951 [A.A.G. sculpture court] [photographs removed to AK6.1]

4.11

Play: Forefathers' Eve, Polish Arts Club of Buffalo, November, 1951

4.12

Puppet Show: Folktale Puppet Studio of Vermont, March, 1951

4.13

S, 1951

4.14

Edgar C. Schenck: lectures, July 1950-1951; includes texts of lectures, articles, correspondence with host societies.

4.15

T, 1951

4.16

U, 1951

4.17

V, 1951

4.18

W, 1951

4.19

Washington DC: American Association of Museums, 1951

4.20

Washington DC: American Federation of Arts, 1951

4.21

Wildenstein and Co., NYC, 1951

4.22

Y, 1951

4.23

Z, 1951

 

1952

5.1

A, 1952

5.2

Activities, 1952; survey on A.A.G. programs.

5.3

American Red Cross, Buffalo Chapter, 1952

5.4

Felix Angelo, 1952; painting of signs for A.A.G. activities.

5.5

Applicants for staff positions, 1951-1952

5.6

Armstrong-Roth-Cady Insurance, 1952

5.7

Art Digest, 1952

5.8

Art News, 1952

5.9

B, 1952

5.10

General D.D. Bidwell: memorial statue, 1949-1952; includes correspondence with sculptor Sahl Swarz, photographs, meeting minutes of Bidwell Memorial Committee.

5.11

Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1952

5.12

Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1952

5.13

Brooklyn Museum, 1952

5.14

W.S. Budworth and Son, 1952; shipping of art.

5.15

Buffalo, City of, 1952

5.16

B.F.A.A.: general information, 1952; contains staff, activities, directors, members, original drafts of minutes, newsclippings, menus.

5.17

B.F.A.A.: annual meeting and election of directors, October 8, 1952.

5.18

B.F.A.A.: annual report data and statistics, 1952

5.19

B.F.A.A.: President Seymour H. Knox, 1952; correspondence with art director.

5.20

B.F.A.A.: Secretary Ansley W, Sawyer, 1952; correspondence.

5.21

B.F.A.A.: Treasurer Lars S. Potter, 1952

5.22

B.F.A.A.: Art Committee correspondence, 1952 [Theodore C. Kenefick, chair]

5.23

B.F.A.A.: Art School Committee, 1952

5.24

Buffalo: general organizations, 1952

5.25

Buffalo libraries, 1952

5.26

Buffalo Museum of Science and Buffalo Historical Society, 1952

5.27

Buffalo: schools, 1952

5.28

Buffalo State Teachers College, 1952

5.29

Buffalo, University of, 1952

5.30

Charles Burchfield, January 8, 1952

6.1

C, 1951

6.2

Chicago: Art Institute, 1952

6.3

Cincinnati Art Museum and Modern Art Society, 1952

6.4

Cleveland Museum of Art, 1952

6.5

College Art Association and Art Journal, 1952

6.6

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1952

6.7

Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, 1952

6.8

Concert Series, 1951-1952

6.9

Contemporary Arts, NYC, 1952

6.10

D, 1952

6.11

E, 1952

6.12

Education Department, 1952

6.13

Peggy Elfvin, A.A.G. Publicity Secretary, 1952-1953

6.14

Endowment patron funds, 1952; establishment, financial statistics.

6.15

England, 1952; correspondence with museums and dealers.

6.16

Exhibition schedule, 1951-1952

6.17

Exhibition expenses, 1951-1952

6.18

F, 1952

6.19

France, 1952; correspondence with museums and dealers.

6.20

G, 1951

6.21

Gallery Notes, 1952 [vol. 16, nos. 1-3]

6.22

H, 1952

6.23

T. Edward Hanley, Bradford, Pa., January, September, December,1952; includes correspondence, photographs of bronzes by Italian sculptor Fortini.

6.24

Hartford: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1952

6.25

Honolulu: Academy of Arts, 1952

6.26

Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1950-1952

6.27

I, 1952

6.28

Indianapolis: John Herron Art Institute, 1952

6.29

Italy, 1952; loans to the Venice Biennale.

6.30

J, 1952

7.1

K, 1952

7.2

Princess Laura di Kakbelli, [Naples, Italy refugee camp], 1952

7.3

Patrick J. Kelleher, Curator of Collections, July-September, 1952; correspondence with art director, newsclippings.

7.4

M. Knoedler and Co., NYC, 1952

7.5

L, 1952

7.6

Lecture series, 1951-1952; includes correspondence with lecturers.

7.7

John Levy Galleries, NYC, 1952

7.8

Jacques Lipchitz, sculptor, Hastings-on-Hudson, February 11, 1952

7.9

M, 1952

7.10

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1952

7.11

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1952

7.12

N, 1952

7.13

New York: American Federation of Arts, 1952

7.14

New York: Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts, 1952

7.15

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1952

7.16

O, 1952

7.17

Oberlin: Intermuseum Conservation Association, 1952-1953; correspondence with conservator Richard C. Buck.

8.1

P, 1952

8.2

Pittsburgh: Carnegie Institute Department of Fine Arts, 1952; correspondence with director Gordon Washburn.

8.3

Plays, February, 1952; performances of two one-act plays by Christopher Fry.

8.4

R, 1952

8.5

S, 1952

8.6

St. Louis: City Art Museum, 1952

8.7

Edgar C. Schenck, art director, June, 1952; correspondence with Patrick J. Kelleher.

8.8

Edgar C. Schenck: trip to Europe, circa January to July, 1952; includes correspondence regarding purchase considerations, vacation travel, other museum directors.

8.9

Edgar C. Schenck: lectures, 1951-1952

8.10

Professor John Sewell, 1952 [see also folder 7.6]

8.10

E. and A. Silberman Galleries, NYC, 1952

8.12

Richard Sisson Collection, 1951-1952; correspondence, loan to R.C.A. [Note: negatives removed to AK6.1]

8.13

Victor Spark, dealer, NYC, 1952

8.14

T, 1952

8.15

Toronto: Art Gallery, 1952

8.16

U, 1952

8.17

V, 1952

8.18

Curt Valentin, dealer, NYC, 1952

8.19

W, 1952

8.20

Washington DC: American Association of Museums, 1952

8.21

Washington DC: Association of Art Museum Directors, American Federation of Arts, and A.A.M. annual meetings, Minneapolis, May, 1952

8.22

Andre Weil, dealer, Paris and New York, July-September, 1952

8.23

Julius H. Weitzner, dealer, NYC, 1952

8.24

Wildenstein and Co., NYC, 1952

8.25

Z, 1952

 

1953

9.1

A, 1953

9.2

Alan Gallery, NYC, 1953

9.3

Armstrong-Roth-Cady Insurance, 1953

9.4

Art Digest magazine, NYC, 1953

9.5

Art News, NYC, 1953

9.6

B, 1953

9.7

Boston: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1953

9.8

Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1953

9.9

W.S. Budworth and Son, 1953; shipping of art.

9.10

Buffalo, City of, 1953

9.11

B.F.A.A.: general information, 1953; includes newsclippings, draft copies of minutes, agendas of meetings.

9.12

B.F.A.A.: annual meeting and election of directors, October 7, 1953

9.13

B.F.A.A.: President Seymour H, Knox, 1953; correspondence.

9.14

B.F.A.A.: Secretary Ansley W. Sawyer, 1953

9.15

B.F.A.A.: Treasurer Lars S. Potter, 1953

9.16

B.F.A.A.: Art Committee, 1953 [T.G. Kenekick, chairman]

9.17

B.F.A.A.: Art School Committee, 1953

9.18

B.F.A.A.: House and Grounds Committee, 1953

9.19

Buffalo: general organizations and newspapers, 1953

9.20

Buffalo Historical Society and Buffalo Museum of Science, 1953

9.21

Buffalo: libraries, 1953.

9.22

Buffalo: Philharmonic Orchestra, 1953

9.23

Buffalo: schools, 1953

9.24

Buffalo State Teachers College, 1953

9.25

Buffalo, University of, 1953

9.26

Charles E. Burchfield, Gardenville, October, 1953

10.1

C, 1953

10.2

Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, 1953

10.3

George Chapellier Gallery, NYC, 1953

10.4

Cleveland Museum of Art, 1953

10.5

College Art Association Cleveland, January, 1953

10.6

Concert series, 1952-1953

10.7

D, 1953

10.8

Detroit Institute of Arts, 1953

10.9

Downtown Gallery, Edith Halpert, director, 1953

10.10

E, 1953

10.11

Education Department: publicity, 1953

10.12

England, 1953; museums, dealers, experts.

10.13

Exhibition schedule, 1952-1953

10.14

F, 1953

10.15

G, 1953

10.16

Germany, 1953; dealers, museums, artists, correspondence.

10.17

H, 1953

10.18

William M. Hekking, Wilmington, Del., March, 1953

10.19

Honolulu: Academy of Arts, 1953

10.20

I, 1953

10.21

J, 1953

10.22

Martha Jackson, dealer, NYC, 1953

10.23

K, 1953

10.24

Patrick J. Kelleher, Curator of Collections, 1953 [resigned January, 1954]

10.25

M. Knoedler and Co., NYC, 1953

11.1

L, 1953

11.2

Lecture series, July 1952-February 1953

11.3

Jacques Lipchitz, Hastings-on-Hudson, October, 1953

11.4

M, 1953

11.5

N, 1953

11.6

Netherlands, July 1953-March 1954; loan of Rubens to Boymans Museum, Rotterdam, correspondence.

11.7

New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1953

11.8

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1953

11.9

Northeast Museums Conference A.A.M., Ottawa, Canada, October, 1953

11.10

O, 1953

11.11

Oberlin: Allen Memorial Art Gallery, 1953

11.12

Harold Olmsted, Springville, April, 1953

11.13

P, 1953

11.14

Philadelphia: Museum of Art, 1953

11.15

Pittsburgh: Carnegie Institute, Department of Fine Arts, 1953

11.16

Providence, R.I.: Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, 1953

11.17

R, 1953

11.18

Rochester: Memorial Art Gallery, 1953

11.19

S, 1953

12.1

St. Louis: City Art Museum, 1953

12.2

San Francisco: California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1953

12.3

San Francisco: Museum of Art, 1953

12.4

San Francisco: Rincon Annex Post Office murals controversy, March-June 1953; correspondence regarding House Joint Resolution No. 211.

12.5

Santa Barbara: Museum of Art, March-October, 1953

12.6

Edgar Schenck, 1953; correspondence with staff, publicity.

12.7

Jacques Seligmann and Co., NYC, 1953

12.8

E. and A. Silberman Galleries, NYC, 1953

12.9

Victor Spark, dealer, NYC, March-June, 1953

12.10

Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, 1953

12.11

T, 1953

12.12

Toledo Museum of Art, 1953

12.13

Toronto: Art Gallery, 1953

12.14

U, 1953

12.15

V, 1953

12.16

Curt Valentin Gallery, NYC, 1953

12.17

Vancouver Art Gallery, 1953

12.18

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1953

12.19

Robert C. Vose, dealer, Boston, March-October, 1953

12.20

W, 1953

12.21

Washington DC: American Association of Museums, 1953

12.22

Washington DC: American Association of Museums, annual convention, general, June 17-19, 1953 [held at Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo] [Photos removed to AK6.1]

12.23

Washington DC: A.A.M., annual convention, July 1953; letters of congratulation from other museum directors.

12.24

Washington DC: American Federation of Arts, 1953

12.25

Washington DC: A.F.A., regional conference, Albright Art Gallery, March 1953

12.26

Washington DC: Association of Art Museum Directors, annual meeting, Toronto, June 1953

12.27

Washington DC: federal government, 1953; correspondence.

12.28

Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution National Collection of Fine Arts, 1953

12.29

Wildenstein and Co., NYC, 1953

12.30

Y, 1953

12.31

Z, 1953

 

1954

13.1

A, 1954

13.2

Charles Alan Gallery, NYC, May-June, 1954

13.3

American-Korean Foundation, Inc., 1954

13.4

Felix Angelo, 1953-1954; information regarding A.A.G. activities.

13.5

Armstrong-Roth-Cady Insurance, 1954

13.6

Art/Digest magazine, NYC, 1954

13.7

Art News, NYC, 1954

13.8

Art Quarterly, Detroit, 1954

13.9

B, 1954

13.10

Baltimore Museum of Art, 1954

13.11

Binghamton: Roberson Memorial Center, 1954

13.12

Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1954

13.13

Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1954

13.14

Stephan Bourgeois, NYC, 1954

13.15

Brooklyn Museum, February-September, 1954

13.16

W.S. Budworth and Son, 1954; shipping of art.

13.17

Buffalo, City of, 1954

13.18

B.F.A.A.: general correspondence, 1954; includes minutes of meetings.

13.19

B.F.A.A.: annual meeting and election of directors, October 6, 1954

13.20

B.F.A.A.: annual report, 1954; draft text and statistics.

13.21

B.F.A.A.: President S.H. Knox, 1954; correspondence.

13.22

B.F.A.A.: Secretary A.W. Sawyer, 1954

13.23

B.F.A.A.: Treasurer Lars S. Potter, 1954

13.24

B.F.A.A.: Art Committee, 1954; notices, minutes, reports and correspondence.

13.25

B.F.A.A.: Art Education Committee, 1954 [Richard H. Heindel, chair]

13.26

B.F.A.A.: Art School Committee, 1954 [S. Magavern, chair]

13.27

B.F.A.A. Finance Committee, 1954 [Dexter P. Rumsey, chair]

13.28

B.F.A.A.: House and Grounds Committee, 1954

13.29

B.F.A.A.: Members Advisory Council Memorial Fund Plan, 1954-1955

13.30

Buffalo: general organizations and newspapers, 1954

13.31

Buffalo Historical Society and Buffalo Museum of Science, 1954

13.32

Buffalo: libraries, 1954

13.33

Buffalo: Philharmonic Orchestra, 1954

13.34

Buffalo: S.U.N.Y. College for Teachers, 1954

13.35

Buffalo, University of, 1954

14.1

C, 1954

14.2

Cadby-Birch Gallery, NYC, 1954

14.3

Cambridge: Fogg Art Museum, 1954

14.4

Chicago: Art Institute, 1954

14.5

Cleveland Museum of Art, 1954

14.6

College Art Association, 42nd annual meeting, Philadelphia, 1954

14.7

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1954

14.8

Concert Series, 1953-1954

14.9

Corning Glass Center, Corning, New York, 1954

14.10

D, 1954

14.11

Detroit Institute of the Arts, 1954

14.12

Harold Diamond, dealer, NYC, 1954; correspondence, original photographs of wood sculpture by Barbara Hepworth.

14.13

Downtown Gallery, Edith Halpert, director, 1954

14.14

Duveen Brothers, NYC, 1954

14.15

E, 1954

14.16

Education Department, 1954

14.17

Phillip C. Elliott, Mexico City, June, 1954

14.18

Andre Emmerich, dealer, NYC, 1954

14.19

England, 1954; correspondence with dealers, museums, experts.

14.20

Exhibition schedule, 1953-1954

14.21

Virginia Flynn, director of publicity and membership, May, 1954; appointment.

14.22

France, 1954; correspondence with museums, dealers.

14.23

G, 1954

14.24

A. Conger Goodyear, NYC, 1954

14.25

H, 1954

14.26

Hamilton, Ontario: Art Gallery, 1954

14.27

Hartford: Wadsworth Athenaeum, 1954

14.28

Hirschl and Adler, NYC, 1954

14.29

Carroll Edward Hogan, Curator of Collections, July, 1954; appointment.

14.30

Honolulu: Academy of Arts, 1954

14.31

Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1954

15.1

I, 1954

15.2

Italy, August, 1953-February, 1954; correspondence regarding purchase consideration of a portrait by Delacroix.

15.3

Italy: Milan Modern Art Gallery, 1954; correspondence regarding loan of G. Rouault's Mr. X, autographed calling card.

15.4

Italy: general correspondence with museums and dealers, 1954

15.5

J, 1954

15.6

Martha Jackson, dealer, NYC, 1954

15.7

K, 1954

15.8

Kansas City: W.R. Nelson Art Gallery, 1954; correspondence with P.J. Kelleher.

15.9

Maulsby Kimball, Jr., artist, January-March, 1954

15.10

M. Knoedler and Son, NYC, 1954

15.11

Charles Jo Knowles, Assistant Building Superintendent, January-May 1954; board resolution in recognition of 25 years service, correspondence.

15.12

Mathias Komor, dealer, NYC, 1954

15.13

L, 1954

15.14

Lecture series, 1953-1954

15.15

M, 1954

15.16

Pierre Matisse, dealer, NYC, 1954

15.17

Minneapolis: Institute of the Arts, November 1953-May 1954

15.18

Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, March-July, 1954

15.19

Milleken-McCarran Amendment to tax revision bill, Summer, 1954

15.20

N, 1954

15.21

New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1954

15.22

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1954

15.23

New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1954

15.24

Northeast Museums Conference: A.A.M., Albany, New York, 1954

15.25

O, 1954

15.26

Oberlin: Intermuseum Conservation Association, 1954

15.27

P, 1954

16.1

Pittsburgh: Carnegie Institute Department of Fine Arts, 1954

16.2

R, 1954

16.3

Paul Rosenberg, dealer, NYC, 1954

16.4

S, 1954

16.5

Edgar Schenck, 1954; correspondence with staff.

16.6

Edgar Schenck: trip to Europe, July-August, 1954; correspondence.

16.7

Edgar Schenck: lectures, 1952-1954

16.8

F.A. Stern, dealer, NYC, 1954

16.9

Symposium: The Artist, the Critic, and the Scholar, April 23, 1954

16.10

Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, 1954

16.11

T, 1954

16.12

U, 1954

16.13

V, 1954

16.14

Curt Valentin, dealer, NYC, 1954

16.15

W, 1954

16.16

Washington DC: A.A.M., 1954

16.17

Washington DC: A.A.M. annual meetings, 1954

16.18

Washington DC: A.F.A., 1954

16.19

Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution National Collection of Art, 1954

16.20

Washington DC: Federal Government, 1954

16.21

Wildenstein and Co., 1954

16.22

Edwin J. Weiss, collector, Buffalo, 1954

16.23

Winnepeg: Art Gallery, 1954

16.24

Y, 1954

16.25

Z, 1954

 

1955

17.1

A, 1955

17.2

Harry N. Abrams, Inc., publishers, 1955

17.3

Armstrong-Roth-Cady Insurance, 1955

17.4

Artmoblie Inc., Syracuse, 1955

17.5

B, 1955

17.6

Bauer-Butler Bill (N.Y. State Senate no. 2302), 1955; regarding county support for public museums.

17.7

Brooklyn Museum, 1955 [Edgar Schenck appointment as director]

17.8

W.S. Budworth and Son, 1955; shipping of art.

17.9

Buffalo and Erie County governments, 1955

17.10

B.F.A.A.: general, 1955

17.11

B.F.A.A.: annual meeting and election of directors, 1955

17.12

B.F.A.A.: President Seymour H. Knox, 1955; correspondence with staff, members.

17.13

B.F.A.A.: Secretary Ansley W. Sawyer [d. September 30, 1955] and Secretary S. Magavern [app. October 24, 1955], 1955

17.14

B.F.A.A.: Treasurer Lars S. Potter, 1955; financial correspondence.

17.15

B.F.A.A.: Art Committee, 1955; includes draft copies of minutes.

17.16

B.F.A.A.: Art Education Committee, January, 1955

17.17

B.F.A.A.: House and Grounds Committee, 1955

17.18

Buffalo: general organizations, 1955

17.19

Buffalo Historical Society and Buffalo Museum of Science, 1955

17.20

Buffalo: libraries, 1955

17.21

Buffalo: Philharmonic Orchestra, 1955

17.22

Buffalo: S.U.N.Y. College for Teachers, 1955

17.23

Buffalo, University of, 1955

18.1

C, 1955

18.2

Cambridge: Fogg Art Museum, 1955

18.3

Chautauqua Institution Art Association, 1955

18.4

Chicago: Art Institute, 1955

18.5

Cincinnati Art Museum, 1955

18.6

Cleveland Museum of Art, 1955

18.7

College Art Association, January-May, 1955

18.8

Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, 1955

18.9

Concert Series, 1954-1955

18.10

D, 1955

18.11

Downtown Gallery, Edith Halpert, 1955

18.12

E, 1955

18.13

Education Department: publicity, 1955

18.14

Philip and Virginia (Cuthbert) Elliott, August, 1955; correspondence.

18.15

England, 1955; correspondence with dealers, museums, scholars.

18.16

Exhibition schedule, 1954-1955

18.17

F, 1955

18.18

France, 1955; correspondence with dealers, museums, scholars.

18.19

G, 1955

18.20

A. Conger Goodyear, 1955

18.21

George F. Goodyear, 1955

18.22

H, 1955

18.23

Hartford: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1955

18.24

Carroll Edward Hogan, Curator of Collections, 1955; lecture correspondence.

18.25

Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1955

18.26

I, 1955

18.27

J, 1955

18.28

Martha Jackson and Martha Jackson Gallery, 1955; correspondence.

18.29

K, 1955

18.30

Kansas City: W.R. Nelson Art Gallery, 1955; correspondence with Patrick J. Kelleher, curator.

18.31

M. Knoedler and Company, NYC, 1955

19.1

L, 1955

19.2

Lecture series, 1954-1955; correspondence, publicity regarding lecturers.

19.3

Letters and answers to surveys, 1948-1955; surveys contain information about A.A.G. and used as form letters.

19.4

Los Angeles: U.C.L.A. Art Galleries, 1955

19.5

Pierre Matisse Gallery, NYC, 1955

19.6

Milwaukee Art Institute, 1955

19.7

Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1955

19.8

N, 1955

19.9

New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1955

19.10

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1955

19.11

New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1955

19.12

Northeast Museums Conference: A.A.M., Scranton, PA., October, 1955

19.13

O, 1955

19.14

Oberlin: Intermuseum Conservation Association, 1955

19.15

Ottawa: National Gallery of Art, Canada, 1955

20.1

P, 1955

20.2

Pittsburgh: Carnegie Institute Department of Fine Arts, 1955

20.3

R, 1955

20.4

Paul Rosenberg, dealer, NYC, 1955

20.5

S, 1955

20.6

St. Louis: City Art Museum, January-June, 1955

20.7

San Francisco: California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1955

20.8

San Francisco: Museum of Art, 1955

20.9

Edgar C. Schenck, January-July 1, 1955; correspondence with staff, desk calendar, rough draft of final address to the Board of Director, May, 1955. [Schenck left office July 1, 1955]

20.10

Alfred Schwabacher Collection, November 1954-June 1955; Carroll Hogan's correspondence with Schwabacher regarding loan of collection to A.A.G.

20.11

E. and A. Silberman Galleries, NYC, 1955

20.12

David Smith, sculptor, Bolton Landing, New York, 1955

20.13

Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, 1955

20.14

T, 1955

20.15

U, 1955

20.16

V, 1955

20.17

Curt Valentin Gallery, 1955

20.18

W, 1955

20.19

Washington DC: American Association of Museums and Art Museum Directors annual meeting, May-June, 1955

20.20

Washington DC: American Federation of Arts, 1954

20.21

Washington DC: A.F.A. annual meeting, Des Moines, Iowa, October 1955

20.22

Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution National Collection of Fine Arts, 1955

20.23

Washington DC: Federal Government, 1955

20.24

Wildenstein and Co., NYC, 1955

20.25

Y, 1955

20.26

Z, 1955

 


 
Search Terms

 
Contributors
Schenck, Edgar Craig
Jackson, Martha Kellogg
Smith, Gordon M.
Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy

Subject Terms
Art museums--Exhibitions--New York (State)--Buffalo
Artists--Correspondence
Artists and museums--New York (State)--Buffalo
Art museums--United States--Records and correspondence


 
Related Resources

 
Related collections at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Archives includes:

AK1.2.1, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy Records, 1880-1945.

AK2.6, Andrew C. Ritchie Records, 1942-1949. Finding aid available online.

AK2.8, Gordon M. Smith Records, 1956-1972. Finding aid available online.


 
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Albright-Knox Art Gallery, G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library

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