Baltimore Museum of Art - Archives and Manuscripts Collections
The Director⁰́₉s Office records reflect the activities of the Department located within The Baltimore Museum of Art. The Department⁰́₉s records total 84.2 linear feet and date from 1927 to 2012 with the bulk of materials dating from 1962 to 2012. The records consist of a variety of materials including correspondence, ephemera, essay drafts, notes, photographs, reports, and research material. The majority of materials are located within the Subject Files series. The records were created by Museum Directors: Florence N. Levy, Meyric C. Rogers, Roland J. McKinney, Leslie Cheek, Jr., Adelyn D. Breeskin, Charles Parkhurst, William Voss Elder III (Acting Director), Tom L. Freudenheim, Arnold L. Lehman, and Doreen Bolger. Files were maintained in the original order that they were received. Files within the Alphabetical Correspondence, Subject Files, and Renovations and Reinstallations series were kept by multiple directors over the years and one folder on a particular subject may ... Read More
James Madison University - Special Collections
This collection contains the personal papers of John L. Heatwole, primarily relevant to his work as an artist. Correspondence includes incoming letters from Leslie Cheek, former director of the Va. Museum of Fine Arts, and other clients; the Dow Agency; and Neiman-Marcus. Also included in the collection are show and lecture pamphlets, sales receipts, exhibition and consignment lists, and articles/other writings by Heatwole (incl. historical documentation on "Tobacco and 'The Planter, '" one of his sculptures). Magazine articles and news clippings about Heatwole as well as photographs, mostly of various woodcarving sculptures, are also included. A series of photographs showing the progression of work on an eagle sculpture, along with posters, sketches, and diary references all give us an interesting glimpse into the thinking/creative process of this artist
University of Virginia
The collection consists of the correspondence and writings of James J. Kilpatrick, including correspondence with his readers, fellow journalists, and prominent public figures; editorials; speeches; and the manuscripts for "The sovereign states," "The lasting south," "The smut peddlars," and "The Southern case for school segretation." The dominant theme is Federal infringement on State's rights including the issues of segregation, interposition, and flouridation. Other topics include payola, Richmond Virginians baseball team, the National Conference of Editorial Writers and a debate with Martin Luther King, Jr., on the nation's future
Harvard University Art Museums Archives
These papers of Fogg Art Museum directors John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan document their administration of the museum and related professional activities. Most of Coolidge's papers were created during his administration, from 1948 to 1968; most of Mongan's papers are from her tenure as acting director and then director (1968 to 1971). The papers consist primarily of correspondence, including Coolidge's correspondence with art dealers, and also include photographs, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, blueprints, printed material, letters of recommendation, page proofs, financial documents, sketches and grant proposals
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives
This collection documents a small portion of the dynamic life of Leslie Cheek, Jr., the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts? second and longest-tenured Director (1948-1968). One series includes material from his early career and activities before the VMFA, as well as his tenure at the museum, and through his active retirement. Two series document the publication of two photobiographies about Cheek,?Living by Design? and?Designing for the Arts.? Another series is comprised of materials about Skylark Farm, the house and tree farm located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, owned, designed and furnished by the Cheeks between 1967 and 1977 when it was donated to Washington & Lee University. Other series document the Cheeks? personal world travels in the 1950s-1980s, some of Cheek?s many awards, and finally, a number of framed architectural drawings done by Cheek while he was still in school in the 1930s
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
Papers, 1940-1942, concerning the proposed exhibition, "For Us the Living," designed by Cheek with text written by Lewis Mumford for the Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit was never installed. Included are correspondence with Mumford, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller, Alfred Barr, and others; draft "scenarios" or exhibition narratives; sketches; and blueprints. Also included is Cheek's 1983 correspondence with American Heritage magazine regarding a proposed article about the exhibition
Museum of Modern Art
The papers include correspondence, drawings and blueprints relating to the proposed 1942 exhibition "For Us the Living." The papers document the planning process of the exhibition, also identified in its early stages to those involved as "Project X". The concept for the exhibition was developed by Leslie Cheek, Jr., Lewis Mumford, Edward Stone, Beardsley Ruml, Archibald MacLeish and Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and the material contains letters from Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Nelson A. Rockefeller among others. Also included are papers relating to Cheek's attempt in 1983 to have an article about the exhibition published in "American Heritage" magazine
Baltimore Museum of Art - Archives and Manuscripts Collections
The Board of Trustees Records reflect the activities of the BMA's Board. The records total 14 linear feet and date from 1914-2005. They consist of meeting minutes, Trustee manuals, Director's reports, correspondence, financial information, amendments to bylaws, and the papers of Board Presidents. The records were created by both BMA staff such as Directors, Assistant Directors, and administrative personnel; and Board Presidents, Treasurers, and Secretaries. The earliest records outline important moments in the Museum's history such as its incorporation, the search for a temporary home, the fight to secure a permanent site, and the construction of the John Russell Pope building. Other significant materials include the 1949 Trustee Census on Contemporary vs. Traditional Art, in which Board members were asked to write statements about to which side the Museum should focus its exhibitions. The records also include the papers of several Board Presidents: Blanchard Randall, Henry E. Treide, ... Read More
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives
The collection documents the service of Eda Carter Williams to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Williams was nominated to be a Trustee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 1954, and served for 11 years until 1965. She was also a founding member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Council in 1955 and served on the Council for 45 years, until 2000
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
The papers of architect, and interior designer and planner Florence Knoll Bassett, measure approximately 2.5 linear feet dating from 1932 to 2000. The collection selectively documents Knoll Bassett's education and her career at Knoll Associates, Inc. from the 1940s until her resignation in 1965, in addition to personal design projects and other activities after leaving the company. It is an important source of information on the development of interior architecture and design from the 1940s to the 1970s, chronicling the Knoll mission to synthesize space, furniture, and design by creating interiors based on practical use, comfort, and aesthetics

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