Whitney Museum Library, Artists' Correspondence and Ephemera

This collection consists of 580 objects from the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The collection brings focus to a specific selection of extraordinary material found in the Whitney’s Library and Archival collections. These letters, notes, personalized announcements and invitations represent a view of the thoughts and conversations between Museum staff and the artists they represented, and provides a window into the changing tastes of the viewing public and art market.

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Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, June 22, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated June 22, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, June 4, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated June 4, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, June 7, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated June 7, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, March 14, 1956
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated March 14, 1956.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, March 24, 1957
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated March 24, 1957.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, May 10, 1957
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated May 10, 1957.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, May 15, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated May 15, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, May 25, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated May 25, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, May 5, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated May 5, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, Oct. 12, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated October. 12, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, Oct. 17, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated October 17, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, Oct. 17, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated October 17, 1966.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, Oct. 25, 1955
Handwritten letter by Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated October 25, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, Oct. 30, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated October 30, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, Sept. 13, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated September 13, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, Sept. 15, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated September 15, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, Sept. 25, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated September 25, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, Sept. 30, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated September 30, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated Apr. 24, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated April 24, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated May 4, 1957
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated May 4, 1959.
Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine; April 17, 1958
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated April 17, 1958.
Charles Burchfield to Rossie, Jan. 5, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated January 5, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to Rossie, May 8, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to Rosalind Irvine, dated May 8, 1955.
Charles Burchfield to T. H. Baur, April 1, 1955
Handwritten letter from Charles Burchfield to John Baur, dated April 1, 1955.
Charles Hopkinson to Mrs. Force, February 25th 1943
Handwritten letter from Charles Hopkinson to Juliana Force, dated February 25, 1943.
Charles Lassiter to Mr. Goodrich, Feb. 14th, 1959
Typewritten letter with line drawing, bottom left, from Charles Lassiter to Lloyd Goodrich, dated February 14, 1959.
Charles Pollock to Mr. Gordon, 26 October 1963
Handwritten note from Charles Pollock to John Gordon, dated October 1963.
Charles Pollock to Mr. John Gordon, 1 October 1963
Handwritten letter from Charles Pollock to John Gordon, dated October 1, 1963.
Charles Pollock to Mr. John Gordon, 16 September 1963
Handwritten letter from Charles Pollock to John Gordon, dated September 16, 1963.
Charles Sheeler to Baur
Handwritten note from Charles Sheeler to John Baur, undated. Dated later in pencil, April 21, 1960. He mentions his unhappy situation and his pleasure at hearing from people.
Charles Sheeler to Mrs. Force, February 16
Handwritten letter from Charles Sheeler to Juliana Force, dated February 16, 1943. Giving his thanks for a letter and booklet that was sent to him and expressing his intention to cooperate with the committee by filling out froms pertaining to his works.
Chicago Daily Tribune, March 24, 1913.
Poem by Arthur Dove as published in the Chicago Daily Tribune, March 24, 1913.
Chicago Daily Tribune...March 25, 1912
Chicago Daily Tribune...March 25, 1912...(Bert Lesson Taylor) A Line-O'-Type or Two. Lines written after viewing Mr. Arthur Dove's exposition of the "Simultaneousness of the Ambient."
Chryssa to Mr. Gordon, 11 October 1968
Handwritten letter from Chryssa to John Gordon, dated October 11, 1968.
Chryssa to Patterson, Aug 26.1978.
Handwritten letter from Chryssa to Patterson Sims, dated August 26, 1978.
Chryssa to Patterson, Aug.8.1978.
Handwritten letter from Chryssa to Patterson Sims, dated August 8, 1978.
Chryssa to Patterson, Oct.30.1979.
Handwritten letter from Chryssa to Patterson Sims, dated October 30, 1979.
Claes Oldenburg to Paul, Aug 1.
Oversized postcard from Claes Oldenburg to Paul Cummings, dated August 1, 1979.
Claes Oldenburg to Richard Marshall, May 22, 1977
Typewritten letter from Claes Oldenburg to Richard Marshall, dated May 22, 1977.
Claes Oldenburg to Richard, Aug. 10, 1978
Typewritten letter and notes from Claes Oldenburg to Richard Masrshall, dated August 10, 1978.
Claire Zeisler to Patterson Sims, 5-17-84
Handwritten letter from Claire Zeisler to Patterson Sims, dated May 17, 1984.
Claire Zeisler to Patterson, 11-23-83
Handwritten letter from Claire Zeisler to Patterson Sims, dated November 23, 1983.
Claire Zeisler to Patterson, 6-6-83
Handwritten letter from Claire Zeisler to Patterson Sims, dated June 6, 1983. Expresses her delight at being asked to exhibit at the Whitney.
Claire Zeisler to Patterson, Nov 29
Handwritten letter from Claire Zeisler to Patterson Sims, dated November 29
Clinton Hill H M Paper Sept 24 Oct In the Drawing Room Landmark Gallery
Exhibition Announcement for Clinton Hill in The Drawing Room, Landmark Gallery, 469 Broome Street, NYC, dated Sept 24 Oct 13.
Conversation with Roselle Davis, July 1980.
Conversation with Roselle Davis about Stuart Davis and Elliot Paul, Gertrude Stein and why he chose to do so few prints and drawings, July 1980.
Curator to Honorable Clarence G. Morse, August 26, 1958
Typewritten letter from Curator, John Baur to Clarence G. Morse, dated August 26, 1958.
Curator to Miss Lily Landis, December 16, 1959
Typewritten letter from the Curator, John Gordon, to Lily Landis, dated December 16, 1959.
Curator to Miss Lily Landis, October 31, 1961
Typewritten letter from the Curator, John Gordon, to Lily Landis, dated October 31, 1961.
Curator to Mr. James Penney, March 12, 1958
Typewritten letter from the Curator, John Baur, to James Penney, dated March 12, 1958.

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