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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Executive Sercretary to Ernest Fiene, July 14, 1933
Typewritten letter from Executive Secretary to Ernest Fiene, dated July 14, 1933.
Exhibition Paintings... Paintings by LeRoy Neiman, Myrtle Todes Gallery, Glencoe, illinois
Exhibition announcement for LeRoy Neiman show at the Myrtle Todes Gallery, Glencoe, Illinois, October 12-November 30. Includes short biography, catalogue of work and illustrations of paintings.
F.Y.I. Warmly, Steve Wood
Postcard, light weight brown cardstock with hand painted illustration on front. Reverse addressed to Patterson Sims with the message "F.Y.I. Warmly, Steve Wood" and postmarked 1979.
FERBER SHOW checklist
Ferber show checklist
FRANKENTHALER THIS IS NOT A BOOK
Promotional material for an original 36 page book by Helen Frankenthaler, hand printed by Tyler Graphics, Ltd, undated.
Fairfield Porter to Tom
Handwritten note from Fairfield Porter to Tom Armstrong, n.d.
For all the Armstrongs A Very Good '86 George Sugarman
Hand painted holiday card from George Sugarman to Tom Armstrong and his family, n.d. Wishing all the Armstrongs a very good 1986.
Frances M. Pollak to Mr. Charles Burchfield, December 18, 1934
Typewritten letter from Frances M. Pollak to Charles Burchfield with handwritten reply, dated December 18, 1934. Pollack, writing as Editor of the Index of 20th Century Artists, asks for a list of Burchfield's works and their locations and Burchfield immediiately writes his reply on this letter to expedite mailing.
Francis Hines to Patterson, 10/21/81
Handwritten letter from Francis Hines to Patterson Sims, dated October 21, 1981. Accompanied with letter, Hines encloses a photograph of his collage for the Port Authority Bus Terminal installed on October 25, 1981 in the new wing at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, New York City
Franz Kline to Miss Irvine
Handwritten letter from Franz Kline to Rosalind Irvine, undated. Kline discusses sending photographs of his works to Irvine. Attached is a statement that Kline has written for the New Decade, 1955.
Fred Troller to Mr. Goodrich 3.V.65
Handwritten letter from Fred Troller to Lloyd Goodrich, dated May 3, 1965. Thanking him for consideration to exhibit in upcoming show.
Frederic Karoly "My very good wishes" holiday card, 1964
Holiday card sent by Frederic Karoly in which he writes "My very good wishes for health and happiness throughout 1965."
Frederic Karoly to Mr. Lloyd Goodrich, January 3, 1961
Typewritten letter from Frederic Karoly to Lloyd Goodrich, dated January 3, 1961.
GEORGE PICKEN
Exhibition brochure for a George Picken show, April 5 through 24, 1954 at the Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries, 683 Fifth Avenue, New York, 22, N.Y.
GUEST EXHIBITION ARLINE MEYER PAINTINGS MARCH 9-29, 1962
Exhibition brochure for Arline Meyer show of paintings at the James Gallery, 70 East 12 Street, New York, held from March 9 through March 29, 1962. Note included "Hope you can come. Arline."
Gabriel Laderman to Mr. Lloyd Goodrich, November 15, 1964
Typewritten letter from Gabriel Laderman to Lloyd Goodrich, dated November 15, 1964.
Geoge Sugarman to Tom, 6/6/75
Handwritten letter from George Sugarman to Tom Armstrong, dated June 6, 1974. Discussing his inclusion in the Whitney Biennial.
George Picken February 8 to 27, 1971 Frank Rehn Gallery
Exhibition brochure for George Picken show, at the Frank Rehn Gallery, 655 Madison Avenue, New York, February 8 through 27, 1971. Small note attached from George Picken to John Baur.
George Picken to LLoyd Feb. 3, '67
Handwritten letter from George Picken to Lloyd Goodrich, dated February 3, 1967.
George Picken to Lloyd April 5th, 1954
Handwritten letter from George Picken to Lloyd Goodrich, dated April 5, 1954.
George Picken to Lloyd Goodrich, February 6, 1960
Typewritten letter from George Picken to Lloyd Goodrich, dated February 6, 1960. Handwritten notations on reverse.
Grant Wood to Mrs. Juliana R Force, December 30th - 1930
Handwritten letter from Grant Wood to Juliana Force, dated December 30, 1930.
Gray Foy to Mr. Goodrich, April 19, 1961
Handwritten letter to Lloyd Goodrich acknowledging the receipt of a Guggenheim Foundation grant.
Gray Foy to Mr. Goodrich, October 20, 1960
Handwritten letter to Mr. Goodrich asking for a recommendation letter for a Guggenheim grant.
Gregory Gillespie to Miss McKellar
Handwritten letter from Gregory Gillespie to Miss McKellar
Gregory Gillespie to Mr. Gordon
Handwritten letter from Gregory Gillespie to John Gordon, n.d.
Gregory Gillespie to Mr. Gordon
Handwritten letter from Gregory Gillespie to John Gordon, n.d.
Gutza Reder to Dear Luisa, Dear Jack
Handwritten letter from Gutza Reder to Louisa and John Baur, undated.
Gutza Reder to Jack Baur, New York - June 29, 1970
Handwritten letter from Gutza Reder to John Baur, dated June 29, 1970. Expressing her husband's brotherly love for him. Discussing the Bernard Reder retrospective held at the Whitney in 1961 as well as the upcoming exhibit of 1971. Sends love to both Baur and his wife Louisa.
Gutza Reder to Jack Baur, November 27, 1963
Handwritten letter from Gutza Reder to John Baur, dated November 27, 1963. Asking that he call her as she is planning a trip and needs to discuss various things.
Gutza Reder to Jack Baur, October 13, 1963
Handwritten letter from Gutza Reder to John Baur, dated October 13, 1963. Thanking him for his last letter and asking for a meeting.
Gutza Reder to Jack Baur, Zurich, June 4, 1969
Handwritten letter from Gutza Reder to John Baur, dated June 4, 1969. Thanking hime for his kind letter.
Guy Pene Du Bois to Lloyd Goodrich, December 17, 1942.
Letter from Guy Pene Du Bois to Lloyd Goodrich, December 17, 1942.
Guy Pene Du Bois to Lloyd, 4/27 '43
Handwritten letter from Guy Pene Du Bois to Lloyd Goodrich, dated April 27, 1943.
Guy Pene Du Bois to Lloyd, 4/28 '43
Handwritten letter from Guy Pene Du Bois to Lloyd Goodrich, dated April 27, 1943.
Guy Pene Du Bois to Lloyd, December 17th, 1942
Typewritten letter from Guy Pene Du Bois to Lloyd Goordrich, dated December 17, 1942.
Guy Pene DuBois to Becky
Handwritten letter from Guy Pene Du Bois to Becky, undated.
Hans Hofmann to Mr. Hermon More, June 2 1950.
Handwritten letter from Hans Hofmann to Hermon More, dated June 2, 1950. Expressing thanks for continued interest in his work.
Happy Holidays
Holiday card from Aleksandra Mir, dated January 1, 2001.
Happy New Year
Holiday card from Bill and Marilyn Minter, n.d. Card shows a Marilyn Minter full color photograph along with the printed words "Happy New Year, May Your Holidays be a Fulll Freckled Frolic."
He was not sure.
Paper with drawing on one side and writing on the other, undated.
Henry Lee McFee to Miss Pollak
Handwritten letter from Henry Lee McFee to Frances Pollak, n.d.
Herbert Ferber statement for the New Decade 1955
Handwritten note by Herbert Ferber asking to be excused from writing a statement for the New Decade 1955
Herbert Ferber to Miss Margaret McKellar, 8/19/66
Handwritten letter from Herbert Ferber to Margaret McKellar, dated August 19, 1966.
Herbert Ferber to Mr. Tom Armstrong, 12/7/84
Handwritten letter from Herbert Ferber to Tom Armstrong, dated December 7, 1984.
Herbert Katzman to Mr. Baur
Handwritten letter along with statement for the New Decade 1955, from Herbert Katzman to John Baur, n.d.
Herbert Katzman to Mr. Goodrich, May 13, '56
Handwritten letter from Herbert Katzman to Lloyd Goodrich, dated May 13, 1956.
Hobson Pittman to Mrs. Force February 22 1943
Handwritten letter from Hobson Pittman to Juliana Force, dated February 22, 1943.
Hobson Pittman to Mrs. Force, December 29 -1943
Handwritten letter from Hobson Pittman to Juliana Force, dated December 29, 1943.
Hobson Pittman to Mrs. Force, June 14 -1943
Handwritten letter from Hobson Lafayette Pittman to Juliana Force, dated June 14, 1943.

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