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Robert T. Buck, Jr.

Table of Contents

 
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

Associated Material

Separated Material
Related Resources


Collection Overview

 
Title:
Robert T. Buck, Jr. Records, 1973-1983

Collection Number:
AK2.9

Creator:
Buck, Robert T.

Extent:
33 boxes (16 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 Robert T. Buck, Jr., director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery from July 1, 1973 to July 1, 1983.


 
Information for Users

 
Preferred Citation
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, AK2.9, Robert T. Buck, Jr. Records, 1973-1983, G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library, Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Terms of Access and Use
The Robert T. Buck, Jr. Records, 1973-1983, 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: Nathan Tallman, November 2007. Encoding completed and revised by Amy Vilz, January 2009.


 
Biographical Note

 
Robert Buck, Jr. joined the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (A.K.A.G.) staff as assistant director in 1970. On July 1, 1973, he succeeded retiring director Gordon M. Smith. Buck's directorship of the Albright-Knox lasted exactly 10 years. During this time, he strengthened the Gallery's education programs and oversaw the publication of a major collection catalogue, Painting and Sculpture, from Antiquity to 1942 (1979). His term also included a considerable expansion in Buffalo Fine Arts Academy (B.F.A.A.) membership, and funding of programs by state and federal agencies, particularly, New York State Council on the Arts (N.Y.S.C.A.) and the National Endowment for the Arts (N.E.A.). Corporate membership and contributions also grew, providing an alternate source of revenue. These gains were precipitated by the 1976 Erie County Cultural Funding Crisis, which threatened absolute curtailment of the County's annual appropriation. Prior to this serious problem, the City of Buffalo's annual appropriation was challenged before the Common Council by the anti-Gallery, local artists lobby centered around local artist Larry Griffis. This dispute occured in 1974 with artists seeking increased representation in the Academy's art collection, and in exhibitions at the Gallery. Through all this, Buck was steadfastly dedicated to an international rather than a regional vision of the museum's (and Buffalo's) future. From 1973 to 1983, the Gallery organized an average of three major, one-man exhibitions each year. Buck personally curated shows of artworks by Sam Francis, Richard Diebenkorn, Cleve Gray, Sonia Delaunay, and Fernand Leger. In 1978, the Diebenkorn exhibition was chosen to represent the United States at the 28th Venice Biennale. Buck himself was appointed a commissioner to the Biennale. Another major exhibition he organized was the 1979 Art For the Vice-President's House from Northeast Museums. During processing, considerable pleasant correspondence was found by Buck and Joan Adams Mondale.

In 1978, he was elected a trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors (A.A.M.D.), an organization he served as secretary and as vice-president until 1982. Correspondence generated in this capacity documents the national funding crisis caused by reduced Government funding of the N.E.A. and the National Endowment for the Humanities (N.E.H.). Buck also served for a number of years on the New York Council for the Humanities, having been nominated in 1976. [Substantial records from this source were found, although extraneous records of the Council's decisions on grant applications were discarded as they lacked significance for the history of the Gallery, nor were they of legal or informational value. It was presumed, as with the minutes of such organizations as the A.A.M.D., that such records would be better retained in the archives of their institution of origin where they would be more complete and readily accessible.] Buck served on a variety of other local, state, and national committees and arts commissions which are also documented here. From the standpoint of local art history, the most interesting of these is the Mayor's Committee on Sculpture, which Buck served on in an advisory capacity.

Robert Buck resigned effective July 1, 1983 in order to assume the position of director of the Brooklyn Museum.


 
Scope and Content Note

 
Record Group 2, Series 9 (AK2.9) consists of the museum administrative records and correspondence of Robert Treat Buck. The papers, received in the Archives through 1984, fall into three distinct time spans, noted above. Arrangement within these periods is alphabetical. The first time span, 1973-1974, includes considerable correspondence of Buck's predecessor, Gordon M. Smith, and also of Smith's other protégés, James N. Wood, and later, of Stephen N. Nash. In this seriees, there is little correspondence of Buck in the final two years of his tenure, 1982-1983, indicating that this later material is now included with the office administrative records of Douglas G. Schultz, Buck's eventual successor as director of the Albright-Knox.

The overall collection arrangement is considerably different than that encountered in previous series within other Director records. Robert Buck's administrative records could not be divided into individual annual accumulations without seriously disturbing the existing order of the papers. Further, the use of alphabetic general correspondence folders ("A," "B" , etc.) was diminished. Subject folders were substituted in an alphabetical arrangement. These typically contained several years of correspondence with a particular institution, or on a particular subject. One major difference over previous filing systems, was the filing of correspondence with museums by name of institution, rather than by city of origin. There were a number of other minor deviations of a similar nature which can be noted from a casual comparison of folder listings.

Volume before processing was approximately 25 linear feet. After processing, volume was reduced to 16 linear feet. In addition to records duplicated in other series and record groups in the Archives, the most frequently discarded records were minutes of meetings of outside organizations, such as the Association of Art Museum Directors, and minutes of meetings of the New York Council for the Humanities. Such minutes were retained only when they clearly documented direct participation by Director Buck. Not included in this series are Buck's exhibition papers, many of which are of considerable significance, and include many letters from prominent artists. These will be found with other curatorial records in Record Group 3. Photographs of archival interest were removed, cross-referenced, and included with the Archives' photograph collection, Record Group 6, Series 1 (AK 6.1).

Artist letters found during processing include Carl Andre, Cleve Gray, Beverly Pepper, Marisol, Diebenkorn, George Segal, Chryssa, and Jean Dubuffet. This is a partial listing. Other letters of autograph value include many from state and national political figures.


 
Arrangement

 
This collection is arranged in four series: 1973, 1974, 1975-1979, and 1979-1983.


 
Container List

 
Series I. 1973

1.1

Abstract Expressionism Seminar, 1973 [held at State University of New York at Buffalo]

1.2

Art Dealers Association of America, 1972-1975; information on appraisals.

1.3

Artists Equity Association, undated

1.4

Arts Councils of America, 1965-1972; contains general information.

1.5

Association of Councils of the Arts, 1968-1970

1.5A

Buffalo Fine Arts Academy (B.F.A.A.): admission fee, 1971-1973

1.6

B.F.A.A.: board members lists, 1953-1973; includes officers, committee appointments.

1.6A

B.F.A.A.: former board members lists, 1973; includes guest lists to 1973.

1.7

B.F.A.A.: attendance statistics, 1973

1.8

B.F.A.A.: annual meeting, October 3, 1973

1.9

B.F.A.A.: President Seymour H. Knox, 1973-1975; correspondence.

1.10

B.F.A.A.: Secretary Albert R. Gurney, 1973; contains quarterly draft reports.

1.11

B.F.A.A.: Treasurer Northrup R. Knox, 1973

1.12

B.F.A.A.: Art Committee, 1973 [Franz T. Stone, Chair]

1.13

B.F.A.A.: Membership Committee, 1973-1974

1.14

B.F.A.A.: Fellows in Perpetuity and Fellows for Life, 1949-1973; correspondence.

1.15

B.F.F.A.: security, 1972-1973; includes reports of bomb threats.

1.16

B.F.A.A.: concerts, 1973-1974

1.17

B.F.A.A.: dinner in honor of Douglas J. Crashley, May, 1973

1.18

B.F.A.A.: dinner in honor of director emeritus Gordon M. Smith, May, 1973

1.19

B.F.A.A.: sales desk, 1973; includes financial reports.

2.1

Canada, 1973-1974

2.2

Cummings Foundation, 1972-1974; includes correspondence, Education Department grant.

2.3

Delaware Avenue Advisory Committee, 1973 [James N. Wood, participant]

2.4

Education Department, 1970-1973

2.5

England, 1973; contains correspondence.

2.6

Exhibitions: refused, 1973

2.7

Exhibitions: juried by James N. Wood, 1973

2.8

Ford Foundation, 1966-1973

2.9-2.11

Endowment Patrons Funds, 1971-1973; contains correspondence.

2.12

Endowment Patron Funds: life membership solicitation letters, 1971-1974

2.13

France, 1973

2.14

Germany, 1973

2.15

Italy, 1973

2.16

Greenwood Press, Connecticut, 1969-1973

2.17

Lecture series, 1973

3.1

Main-Delavan School of Arts and Occupations, 1970; contains planning commission correspondence.

3.2

Marine Midland Center building, 1969-1973; art project, correspondence.

3.3

Membership: general correspondence, 1943-1973

3.4

Membership and Development Office, 1972-1975; correspondence with membership coordinator Al Dold.

3.5

Microfilm: gallery holdings, 1973-1974 [copy required by New York State]

3.6

Museum training course: S.U.N.Y.A.B. 1973-1975 [taught by Robert Buck]

3.7

New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1967-1973; minutes, reports.

3.8

New York State Commission on Cultural Resources, 1970-1971

3.9

New York State Council on the Arts (N.Y.S.C.A.): A.K.A.G. financial aid, 1966-1974

3.10

N.Y.S.C.A.: A.K.A.G. grant request, 1973-1975; includes fiscal year 1973-74 (#C-76016), correspondence.

4.1

N.Y.S.C.A.: Arts Awards presentation, May, 1974 [held at A.K.A.G.]

4.2

Oberlin: Intermuseum Conservation Laboratory, 1973-1974

 

There is no folder 4.3

4.4

Gordon M. Smith, June, 1973; photographs and slides returned prior to retirement.

4.5

Gordon M. Smith Fund, 1973

4.6

Gordon M. Smith, Robert T. Buck, and James N. Wood, 1973; contains correspondence.

4.7

Washington: American Association of Museums, 1973

4.8

Washington: Association of Art Museum Directors, 1973

4.9

Washington: National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, 1966-1973; general information, N.E.A.

 

Series II. 1974

4.10

B.F.A.A.: attendance, 1974

4.11

B.F.A.A..: annual meeting and election of directors, October 3, 1974

4.12

B.F.A.A.: Secretary Albert R. Gurney, 1974

4.13

B.F.A.A.: sales desk, 1970-1974; includes policy statements, financial reports.

5.1

Buffalo Art Theatre at the A.K.A.G., 1974

5.2

Buffalo Art Theatre at the A.K.A.G.: production of The Magnificent Cuckold, February, 1974

5.3

Buffalo Art Theatre at the A.K.A.G.: production of The Bedbug, April, 1974

5.4

Buffalo: City Youth Board Program, 1974

5.5

Buffalo: Citizens' Advisory Committee, 1974; correspondence regarding A.K.A.G. library.

5.6

Cleveland Society for Contemporary Art, December, 1974

5.7

Concerts and Evenings for New Music, 1974

5.8

Concert: Gertrude Stein Centennial Tribute, April, 1974

5.9

Education Department, 1973-1974

5.10

England, 1974

5.11

Exhibitions: refused, 1974

5.12

France, 1974

5.13

Germany, 1974

5.14

Italy, 1974

5.15

Junior Group Print Seminars, February-November, 1974

5.16

Marine Midland Bank Corporate art collection, 1974

5.17

Netherlands, 1974

5.18

State University College at Buffalo (S.U.C.A.B.) and S.U.N.Y.A.B, 1974; matriculation statistics regarding A.K.A.G. attendance.

5.19

Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, October, 1974

5.20

James N. Wood [associate director] 1974; correspondence, including with Buck and Carl Andre.

 

Series III. 1975-1979

6.1

"A," general correspondence, 1977-1979

6.2

Accounting, 1973-1978

6.3

Admission fees, 1971-1977; monthly records of receipts, statements.

6.4

American Association of Museums (A.A.M.), 1973-1978

6.5

A.A.M.: accreditation, 1973-1979

6.6

American Federation of Arts, 1975-1978

6.7

Applications received, 1977

6.8

Applications received, January-June, 1980

6.9

Archives of American Art, related material (1954), 1975-1976

6.10

Art Park, 1974-1979

6.11

Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act, 1975

6.12

Arts Development Services, 1973-1978

7.1

Association of Art Museum Directors (A.A.M.D.): Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act, 1975; includes correspondence with U.S. legislators regarding Act.

7.2-7.4

A.A.M.D., 1976-1979

7.5

"B," (1973), 1977-1979

7.6

Richard Bellamy, art dealer, NYC, 1978-1979

7.7

Bicentennial Projects: City Spirit Program, 1974-1975; correspondence with City of Buffalo.

7.8

David Borden, concert at A.K.A.G., January, 1975

7.9-7.10

Robert T. Buck, general correspondence, 1976-1979

8.1

Robert T. Buck: travel, 1970-1978

8.2-8.4

Buffalo: Capitol Expenditure Program, 1973-1975

8.5-8.8

B.F.A.A.: attendance statistics, 1975-1978

8.9

B.F.A.A.: 1975 annual meeting and election of directors, October 8, 1975

8.10

B.F.A.A.: Secretary Albert R. Gurney, 1975

8.11

B.F.A.A.: 1976 annual meeting and election of directors, October 6, 1976

8.12

B.F.A.A.: Secretary Albert R. Gurney, 1976

9.1

B.F.A.A.: 1977 annual meeting and election of directors, October 5, 1977

9.2

B.F.A.A.: Secretary Albert R. Gurney, 1977

9.3

B.F.A.A.: President Seymour H. Knox II, 1974-1979; correspondence.

9.4

B.F.A.A.: Secretary Roy W. Doolittle, 1978

9.5

B.F.A.A.: insurance, 1968-1976; includes correspondence.

9.6

B.F.A.A.: Members Council, 1966-1978; memos, correspondence, ephemera.

9.7

B.F.A.A.: Members Gallery, 1958-1978; includes minutes, reports, ephemera, correspondence.

9.8

B.F.A.A.: Members Gallery financial statements, 1958-1978

9.9

B.F.A.A.: Members Gallery exhibitions, 1969-1978; includes schedules.

10.1

B.F.A.A.: Junior Group, 1960-1978

10.2

B.F.A.A.: Junior Group, Matter at Hand program, 1975; includes Buffalo Foundation grant application correspondence.

10.3

Buffalo: Museum of Science, 1973-1976

10.4

Burchfield Center, 1968-1978; correspondence.

10.5

"C," 1977-1979

10.6

Carborundum Museum of Ceramics, Niagara Falls, 1972-1975

10.7

Citizens Council on Human Relations, Buffalo, 1973-1975

10.8

College Art Association, 1977-1978

10.9

Color Wheels program, 1973-1977

10.10-10.11

Concerned Citizens for the Arts in N.Y.S., 1974-1978

10.12

Concerts: Evenings for New Music, 1975-1976

11.1

Concerts, 1977-1978

11.2

Concert: Steve Reich, November, 1978

11.3

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, 1978

11.4

"D," 1978

11.5

Richard Diebenkorn, artist, September, 1979

11.6

District Funding of Cultural Institutions, 1971-1976

11.7

Russell Drisch, photographer, 1976-1978

11.8

Jean Dubuffet, artist, Paris, 1977-1980

11.9

"E," 1978

11.10

Education Department, 1973-1978; correspondence.

11.11

Education Department: Community Outreach program, 1977-1978

11.12

Elser Foundation, 1976-1977

11.13

England, 1977-1978

11.14-11.16

Evenings for New Film, 1975-1978

11.17-11.18

Exhibitions: refused, 1977, 1979

12.1

"F," 1978

12.2

Federal Building, Buffalo, 1974-1976; George Segal sculpture project.

12.3

Federal Disaster Relief Program, 1977; Blizzard of '77.

12.4

Federal Funding, 1975-1977; tax deductions for gifts.

12.5

Festival of the Arts in Buffalo, 1978

12.6

Ford Foundation, 1971-1974

12.7

Foundations: Buffalo Area, 1972-1973

12.8

Foundations: N.Y.S., 1972-1978

12.9

France, 1978

12.10

Funding: Erie County cultural institutions, 1976-1977

12.11-12.12

Funding Crisis: Erie County cultural institutions, 1977

12.13

Fundraising, 1977-1978

12.14

"G," 1978

12.15

Gallery Association of New York State (G.A.N.Y.S.), 1972-1978

12.16

Gallery Shop project, 1974-1977

12.17

Gallery Shop: general information, 1975-1978

13.1

Gallery use: outside groups, 1977

13.2

Germany, 1978-1979

13.3

Gifts: funding, 1973-1977

13.4

Goettler Associates, A.K.A.G. development program no. 1, 1977

13.5

Goettler Associates, A.K.A.G. development program no. 2, undated

13.6

A. Conger Goodyear Collection, 1969-1975; correspondence.

13.7

Cleve Gray, artist, NYC, November 1978

13.8

Greater Buffalo Development Foundation : Quality of Life Taskforce, undated

13.9

"H," 1977-1978

13.10

House and Grounds Committee, 1971-1975

13.11

Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1974-1976

13.12

"I," 1978

13.13

Insurance, 1969-1977

13.14

Intermuseum Conservation Association, 1973-1978

13.15

International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art, 1975-1977

13.16

International Council of Museums (I.C.O.M.), 1973-1978

13.17

Italy, 1978

14.1

"J," 1977-1978

14.2

Japan, 1975-1977

14.3

Alfred Jensen, May, 1978

14.4

"K," 1978

14.5

Kariamu WeiNh Dance Company, 1978

14.6

Northrup R. Knox, 1970-1978; financial correspondence

14.7-14.8

Seymour H. Knox II, 1973-1978; correspondence with Robert T. Buck and James Wood.

14.9

Helen Northrup Knox Fund, 1967-1979; correspondence .

14.10

"L," 1978

14.11

Ray Lauzzana, artist, 1974-1978

14.12

Wilhelm Lehmbruck, estate of, 1974

14.13-14.16

Lecture series, 1974-1978

14.17

Library, 1971-1978

14.18

Library: monthly reports, nos. 1 to 33, 1975-1978

14.19

Life insurance and retirement: Robert T. Buck, circa 1970

14.20

Maintenance, 1970-1978; general information, memos, correspondence, house and grounds.

15.1

"M," 1978-1979

15.2

Maintenance, 1970-1974

15.3

Maintenance: insurance claims, undated; includes damage to interior during roof repairs.

15.4

Mayor's Committee on Sculpture, 1974-1977; includes selection of outdoor sculpture for City Court building.

15.5

Mayor's Committee on Sculpture: Ellsworth Kelly proposal, 1976 [Photographs removed to AK6.1.3, box 11]

15.6

"The Meanings of Modern Art" television program, written by John Russell, 1977

15.7

Media Study, Buffalo, 1975-1978

15.8

Media Study, Buffalo: A. Bannon proposal, 1979; includes Buffalo Photo-Pictorialist Exhibition.

15.9

Membership, 1973-1978; includes correspondence with local, state, and federal legislators.

15.10

Metropolitan Museum, 1973-1978

15.11

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1976-1977

15.12

Joan Mondale visits Buffalo (December 6, 1978), 1978

16.1

Joan Mondale visits Buffalo (March 6, 1979), 1979

16.2

Art For the Vice-President's House from Northeast Museums, undated; includes lists, correspondence. [Photographs of Mondale and installed exhibition removed to AK6.1.4.]

16.3

Art For the Vice-President's House from Northeast Museums, correspondence, 1979-1980

16.4

Museum of Modern Art, 1973-1977

16.5

"N," 1975-1978

16.6

National Conference of Christians and Jews, May 1978; includes award dinner at A.K,A.G.

16.7-16.8

National Endowment for the Arts (N.E.A.), general correspondence, 1971-1981

16.9

N.E.A.: catalogue grant committee, Robert T. Buck participant, May, 1977

16.10

N.E.A.: challenge grant program meeting, "Support the Arts," June, 1977

16.11

National Fuel Company, Buffalo, 1977

16.12

N.Y.S.C.A.: grant request, 1977

16.13-17.1

New York Council for the Humanities (N.Y.C.H.), 1976-1978; includes nominating Committee papers. [5 folders]

17.2

Northeast Museums Conference, 1974-1975

17.3

N.Y.S. Senate Special Committee on the Culture Industry, April 14, 1978; Robert T. Buck addressess to the Committee.

17.4

New York State Attorney General's Museum Advisory Group On the Ethics of Deaccession Procedures, 1973-1975

17.5

Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York, March, 1978; includes address by Robert T. Buck: The Museum and the Community.

17.6

"O," 1978-1979

17.7

Charles Z. Offin Art Fund, 1975-1976

17.8

"P," 1976-1979

17.9

Patteran Artists, Buffalo, 1976

17.10

Beverly Pepper, August, 1978

17.11

President's Council of the Museum of the City of New York, 1974

17.12

Prudential Building, Buffalo, 1974-1978

17.13

Publications, 1974-1977

17.14

Publicity, 1973-1978

17.15

Publicity: Buffalo Evening News, 1976-1977

17.16

Quaker Oats Foundation, 1977

17.17

"R," 1977-1978

17.18

Restaurant, 1973-1978

17.19

Registrar, 1970-1978

17.20

Registrar: loans from the Collection, 1976-1977

18.1

Steve Reich, concert, 1978

18.2

Rochester University, 197X; search committee for Memorial Art Gallery directorship.

18.3

Tony Rosenthal, sculptor, NYC, 1977

18.4

Religion and architecture, 1976; includes correspondence with Bishop Edward Head.

18.5

S, 1975-1978

18.6

Schools: Daeman College, 1976-1977

18.7

Schools: S.U.N.Y.A.B. advisory committee on cultural exchanges, 1979-1980

18.8

Schools: S.U.N.Y.A.B. arts and arts management committee, 1974

18.9

Schools: S.U.N.Y.A.B. art acquisition committee, 1976-1977

18.10

Schools: S.U.N.Y.A.B. outstanding woman award, 1974; includes nomination of Charlotte B. Johnson, Curator of Education.

18.11

Schools: S.U.C.A.B., 1973-1977

18.12

Schools: S.U.C.A.B., general arts information, 1971-1978; includes museum studies course material.

18.13

Scotland, 1975

18.14

Security, 1971-1978

18.15

Skowhegan School of Art, NYC, 1971-1978

18.16

Gordon M. Smith, correspondence, 1971-1976

18.17

Alan Sonfist, 1978

18.18

Staff, 1970-1978; includes personnel memos and general information.

18.19

Staff: weekend duty, 1970-1978

18.20

Franz T. Stone, 1976

18.21

Surveys and questionnaires, 1973-1978; includes outside organizations, museums.

18.22

Survey of Gallery Attendance, 1979-1980; includes demographic classifications, confidential.

19.1

Second Williams College Alumni Loan Exhibition, (S.W.A.L.E.), 1976

19.2

Switchboard, 1971-1978

19.3

Switzerland, 1976-1978

19.4

"T," 1978

19.5

Treasures of Tut, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1979

19.6

Treasury Department: Art Advisory Panel, 1977-1978

19.7

"U to V," 1978

19.8

Utica: Munson Williams Procter Institute, 1976

19.9

Venice Biennale, 1979 [See also AK3.1, box 114, folder 1]

19.10

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1974-1975; includes jurying of exhibition works by Virginia artists.

19.11

"W," 1977-1978

19.12

John Weber Gallery, 1978

19.13

Western Electric Company, 1975; includes grant to A.K.A.G.

19.14

Richard J. Wattenmaker, 1977-1978

19.15

Whitney Museum of American Art, 1973-1976

19.16

WNED-TV, auction, 1976

19.17

James N. Wood, associate director, 1970-1975; includes travel, biographical information.

19.18

"Y to Z," 1976-1978

 

Series IV. 1979-1983

20.1

"A," 1979-1981

20.2

Accounting Department, 1981

20.3-20.4

Ad Hoc W.N.Y. Committee, 1974-1978; includes minutes, correspondence, news clippings.

20.5

Administrative Committee, 1973-1981; includes notices, reports.

20.6

Admission fees, 1975; includes reports, surveys.

20.7

Albany: Empire State Plaza Public Art Commission, 1969-1976; correspondence.

20.8

Albright Art Gallery, 75th Anniversary, May 31, 1980

20.9

American Arts Alliance, 1979-1981

20.10

American Association of Museums, 1979-1981

20.11

American Council for the Arts, 1979

20.12

American Federation of Arts, 1980-1981

20.13

Harry Anderson Collection, 1972-1974; correspondence.

20.14-20.16

Applications for positions, 1979-1981

21.1

Aquavella Galleries, 1977-1979

21.2

Art V., video symposium, August 1977

21.3

Artists' Rights, correspondence, 1978

21.4-21.5

Artists' Committee of Western New York, 1974; includes correspondence, news clippings..

21.6

Artists' Committee of Western New York: loan request, 1977; regarding A.K.A.G. regional art collection.

21.7

Artpark, Lewiston, 1975-1981

21.8

Arts Development Services, 1979-1981

21.9

Arts legislation, 1979-1980

21.10

Association of Art Museum Directors (A.A.M.D.): Ad Hoc Committee 1981; regarding future of NEA, NEH, minutes, correspondence.

21.11

A.A.M.D.: Robert T. Buck, 1978-1981; Buck's correspondence as secretary (1978), trustee, vice-president.

21.12

A.A.M.D.: meeting, May 1978 .

22.1

A.A.M.D.: Trustees meeting, November 1978

22.2

A.A.M.D.: meeting, January 1979

22.3

A.A.M.D.: meeting October 1979

22.4

A.A.M.D.: meeting, January 1980

22.5

A.A.M.D.: Trustees meeting, March 1980

22.6

A.A.M.D.: Trustees meeting, October 1980

22.7

A.A.M.D.: meeting, Toledo, June 1980

22.8

A.A.M.D.: meeting, January 1981

22.9

A.A.M.D.: meeting, June 1981

22.10

A.A.M.D.: Ad Hoc Committee, 1981-1982; regarding Federal funding of arts by NEA, NEH.

22.11-22.12

Attendance statistics, 1979-1980 [missing May 1980 daily attendance sheet, statistics]

23.1

"B," 1979-1981

23.2

Richard Bellamy, 1979

23.3

L.L. Berger, Inc., Buffalo, 1979-1980

23.4

Grace Borgenicht Gallery, 1979-1981

23.5

Robert T. Buck, personal correspondence 1970-1976; includes correspondence with artists Dan Flavin, Stephen Antonakos, Sheldon Berlyn; critic John Russell.

23.6

Robert T. Buck: personal correspondence, circa 1978-1983; includes biographical material.

23.7

Robert T. Buck: Ashland Chemical Company, 1976; sculpture competition jury duty.

23.8

Robert T. Buck: news clippings, circa 1973

23.9

Robert T. Buck: staff memos, undated

23.10

Robert T. Buck: events and schedules, 1971-1972

23.11-23.12

Robert T. Buck: travel, 1979-1983; includes a letter from Henry Moore.

23.13

Robert T. Buck: notes, 1972-1973; regarding Painting and Sculpture, from Antiquity to 1942.

23.14-23.15

Robert T. Buck: International Museum Training Program, 1971; includes correspondence.

23.16

Robert T. Buck: Members' Council Max Bill Print Project, 1971

23.17

Buenos Aires exhibition plans, 1978-1979

24.1

Buffalo Fine Arts Academy (B.F.A.A.): annual meeting, October 4, 1978

24.2

B.F.A.A., October 3, 1979

24.3

B.F.A.A.: Secretary Roy W. Doolittle, 1979

24.4-24.5

B.F.A.A.: Secretary Roy W. Doolittle, 1980-1981

24.6

Buffalo: general organizations, I979-1981

24.7

Buffalo: Heritage Commission and Preservation, 1974

24.8

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 1973-1981

24.9

Buffalo Landmark and Preservation Board, 1977; designation of building landmark status.

24.10

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, 1977-1981

24.11

Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 1976

24.12

Buffalo: Shea's Theatre, 1978

24.13

Burchfield Center, 1979-1981

24.14

Kate Robinson Butler Trust, 1979

25.1

"C," 1979-1983

25.2

Susan Caldwell, dealer, 1979-1981

25.3

Canada, 1980-1981

25.4

Capital Expenditure Program, city of Buffalo, 1980-1982

25.5

Carborundum Corporation, 1977-1981

25.6

Cannon Design, Buffalo, 1981

25.7

Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, S.U.N.Y.A.B. Advisory Board, 1980-1981

25.8

CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, 1975-1979

25.9

CETA Program at A.K.A.G., 1977-1978

25.10

Christies, NYC, 1977-1981

25.11

Christmas concerts, 1978-1980

25.12

Christmas party (staff), 1975-1980

25.13

Christmas tree and creche, 1972-1976

25.14

Chryssa, NYC, 1978

25.15

Cleveland Museum of Art, 1980-1981

25.16

Comptroller's Office, 1980

25.17

Computer Task Group, Buffalo, 1981

25.18

Concerned Citizens for the Arts of N.Y.S., 1979-1980

25.19-25.21

Concert series, 1978-1982.

25.22

Contributions and gifts, 1976-1982

26.1

Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1978-1981

26.2

James H. Cummings Foundation, 1977-1980

26.3

"D," 1979-1981

26.4

Delaware Park Committee, 1973-1980 [photographs removed to AK6.1.2]

26.5

Delaware Park Lake, 1973-1974

26.6

Development Program, July 1978-1981; includes Development Committee agendas, minutes.

26.7-26.8

Development Officer position: applicants, 1981

26.9

Russell Drisch, artist, Buffalo, 1980-1981

26.10

"E," 1979-1983

26.11

Education Department: memos, 1979-1981; correspondence.

27.1

Education Department: publicity, 1979-1981

27.2

Education Department: community outreach program, undated

27.3

Education Department: Beach/Silver Report, 1979-1981; includes correspondence, interim reports.

27.4

James C. Ely Fund (Nell Schoellkopf Miller), 1975-1976

27.5

England, 1979-1981

27.6

Erie County: Art and Culture in Public Places Board, 1978-1980

27.7

Erie County Legislature: Education and Cultural Affairs, 1979

27.8

Evenings for New Music, 1979-1981

27.9

Evenings for New Film, 1979-1981

27.10

Exhibition budgets, 1980-1981

27.11

Exhibition records, 1962-1980; includes attendance statistics.

27.12

Exhibitions refused, 1980

27.13-28.1

Exhibitions refused, 1981-1982 [2 folders]

28.2

"F," 1979

28.3

Finance Committee of the B.F.A.A., 1981; memos, minutes, budgets, financial information.

28.4

Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan, 1979-1981

28.5

France, 1979-1981

28.6

Funding Crisis (national), 1981

28.7

"G," 1978-1981

28.8

Gallery Association of New York State (G.A.N.Y.S.), 1981

28.9

Gallery-ISMS (in-house, quarterly newsletter) October 1976-May 1980

28.10

Gallery Shop, 1979-1981

28.11

Gallery Shop: revenue reports, 1976-1980

28.12

Gallery use, 1972 -1982

28.13

Germany, 1979-1981

28.14

Cleve Gray, October 1980

28.15

"H," 1979-1981

28.16

Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, 1976-1980

29.1

Health care insurance for staff members, 1970-1980

29.2

Handicap access program, 1979

29.3

Hirschorn Museum, 1974-1981

29.4

Houston Jewish Community Center, 1982

29.5

"I," 1979-1981

29.6

Insurance, 1967-1980

29.7

International Committee of I.C.O.M. for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (C.I.M.A.M.), 1980

29.8

Internation Council of Museums (I.C.O.M.), 1974-1981

29.9

International Exhibitions Foundation, 1977-1981

29.10

Intermuseum Conservation Association, 1979-1981

29.11

Italy, 1979-1980

29.12

"J," 1979-1980

29.13

Alfred Jensen, donation, 1978

29.14

Katy Kline, article on Gaugin, 1981

29.15

Helen Northrup Knox Fund, 1971-1976

29.16

"K," 1979

29.17-29.18

Seymour H. Knox, correspondence, 1980-1983

29.19

Charlotta Kotik, resignation, September 1983

29.20

Petr Kotik, 1976-1977

30.1

"L," 1979-1981

30.2

John J. LaFalce, congressman, 1978-1981

30.3

Lectures, 1978-1982

30.4

"M," 1979-1981

30.5

Samuel D. Magavern, vice-president and Academy lawyer, 1970-1982

30.6

Samuel D. Magavern: correspondence, 1975; concerning local artists, Buffalo annual appropriations, news clippings.

30.7

Mail Room, 1974-1979

30.8

Maintenance: Leavers and Frank, 1968-1980; includes contract.

30.9

Maintenance: master key, exterior door, 1976

30.10

Maintenance: auditorium sound system, 1979

30.11

Manual for employees, circa 1970-1973

30.12

Marisol, artist, NYC, 1976

30.13

Mayor's Committee on the Arts and Cultural Affairs, 1978-1981

30.14

Mayor's Committee on Sculpture, circa 1979; Kenneth Snelson correspondence.

30.15

Mayor's Committee on Sculpture, circa 1977-1980; Larry Griffis sculpture, news clippings.

30.16

Media Study, Buffalo, 1981

30.17

Memberships: complimentary for politicians, 1981

30.18

Membership: campaigns and correspondence, 1973-1981; includes reports, agendas, Membership Committee minutes.

31.0

Miro Book, 1979; includes correspondence with C. Lapp of Editions J. Ducolot; signed letter from Miro.

31.1

Miscellaneous programs refused, 1979-1980

31.2

Joan Adams Mondale, Washington, 1980-1981

31.3

Henry Moore, artist, England, 1980

31.4

Daniel P. Moynihan, U.S. Senator, Washington, 1979

31.5

Museum collection procedures, 1973-1975; includes deaccession policies.

31.6

Museum of Modern Art, 1977-1982

31.7

John Bernard Myers, dealer, 1977-1981

31.8

"N," 1979-1981

31.9

N.Y.S.C.A., 1980; museum workshop program, trustee training workshop.

31.10

New York Council for the Humanities (N.Y.C.H.), general, 1977-1978

31.11

N.Y.C.H.: correspondence, 1979-1981

31.12

N.Y.C.H.: confidential information folder, 1980

31.13

N.Y.C.H.: Nominating Committee, 1979-1980

31.14

N.Y.C.H.: meetings, 1978

31.15

N.Y.C.H.: Kaplan Ad Hoc Committee, 1978

31.16-31.19

N.Y.C.H.: meetings, 1979-1982

31.20

N.F.T.A. Bus Shelter, Elmwood Ave., circa 1974-1975

32.1

"O," 1979-1981

32.2

Kevin B. O'Callahan Estate and Memorial Fund, 1968-1978

32.3

Opportunity Resources for the Arts, NYC, 1980

32.4

"F," 1979-1981

32.5

Personnel policy, 1974-1980

32.6

Program Committee, 1981

32.7

Public Works Bill, City of Buffalo, 1976

32.8

Publications Department, circa 1979-1982

32.9

Publicity, Buffalo Evenings News, 1979

32.10

Pulaski Monument Committee, 1981

32.11

"R," 1979-1981

32.12

Registrar, 1979-1981

32.13

Registrar, collection loans, 1980

32.14

"S," 1979-1981

32.15

School and universities outside Buffalo, 1979-1981

32.16

S.U.N.Y.A.B., 1979-1981

32.17

S.U.N.Y.A.B.: symposium, "The Art Museum in America," April 1981

32.18

S.U.C.A.B., 1979-1981

32.19

Schools and universities, private, Buffalo, 1979-1981

32.20

S.C.M. Corporation, Buffalo, 1981

33.1

Staff, 1979-1981

33.2

Staff: weekend duty, 1976-1981

33.3

Surveys and questionnaires, 1979-1980

33.4

"T," 1979-1981

33.5

Treasury Department Art Advisory Panel, 1979-1981

33.6

"V," 1979-1981

33.7

Van Gogh exhibition, Toronto, 1980

33.8

Volunteer Services Department, 1980

33.9

"W," 1979-1981

33.10

Richard J. Wattenmaker, reference, 1983

33.11

Whitney Museum, NYC, 1980-1981

33.12

Williams College Visiting Art Committee, 1980-1983

32.13

"Y to Z," 1979-1981

 


 
Search Terms

 
Contributors
Buck, Robert T.
Mondale, Joan
Smith, Gordon M.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Subject Terms
Association of Art Museum Directors
New York Council for the Humanities
New York State Council on the Arts
Art museums--Administration
Artists--Correspondence
Artists and museums--New York (State)--Buffalo


 
Associated Material

 
Separated Material
Buck's exhibition papers, many of which are of considerable significance, and include many letters from prominent artists will be found with other curatorial records in Record Group 3: Exhibitions and Curators.

Photographs of archival interest were removed, cross-referenced, and included with the Archives photograph collection, Record Group 6, Series 1 (AK 6.1).

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

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


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

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