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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Hommage a Joan Mitchell
Event program for an homage to Joan Mitchell, dated June 11, 1993.
Hostetler Karsh
Announcement for an exhibition of sculpture by David Hostetler at the Edna Hibel Gallery, 175 Newbury Street, Boston, on October 8 through October 29, 1968.
Howard Lipman to Tom, September 12, 1977
Typewritten note from Howard Lipman to Tom Armstrong, dated September 12, 1977.
I Love Dove
Song lyrics, "I Love Dove" to the tune of "I Hate Men" from Kiss me Kate.
I. RICE PEREIRA May fourth through May twenty-ninth 1954
Exhibition announcement for I. Rice Pereira show at Durlacher Bros., 11 East 57 Street, New York, from May 4 through May 29, 1954. Handwritten note on front of brochure.
Ilse Ferber to Dr. Baur, December 14.1961
Handwritten letter from Ilse Ferber to John Baur, dated December 14, 1961.
Image of Stuart Davis at a union rally.
Photocopy of photograph of Stuart Davis and fellow marchers at union rally carrying signs with the Artists’ Union slogan “Every artist an organized artist,” circa 1935.
Isabel Bishop to Mr. Robert Doty, Nov. 22, 1969
Handwritten letter from Isabel Bishop to Robert Doty, dated November 22, 1969. Writes to congratulate Doty on the exhibit "Human Concern, Personal Torment" as well as the corresponding catalogue.
Jackson Pollock BETTY PARSONS GALLERY 15 EAST 57 N.Y.C. NOV. 28TH TO DEC. 16TH 1950
Exhibition announcement for Jackson Pollock show at Betty Parsons Gallery, 15 East 57 Street, New York, from November 28 through December 16, 1950.
Jackson Pollock to Mr. Hermon More, Director, June 8, 1950
Photocopy of handwritten note from Jackson Pollock to Herman More, dated June 8, 1950.
Jacob Lawrence to Jack, September 9th 1974
Handwritten letter from Jacob Lawrence to John Baur, dated September 9, 1974. Writing to express his appreciation in being invited to have a retrospective exhibition.
Jacob Lawrence to Mr. Donald LaBadie, September 8th 1974
Handwritten letter from Jacob Lawrence to Donald LaBadie, dated September 8, 1974.
James Penney to Mr. John I. H. Baur, March 6, 1958
Handwritten letter from James Penney to John Baur, dated March 6, 1958.
Jan. 28 - Feb. 16, 1952 SAUL STEINBERG Drawings
Exhibition announcement for Saul Steinberg Drawings show at Betty Parsons/Sidney Janis, 15 East 57 Street, New York on January 28 through February 16, 1952.
Jaune Smith Quick-to-See to Patterson Sims, 6/12
Handwritten letter from Jaune Smith Quick-to-See to Patterson Sims, dated June 12. Thanking him for his thoughtfulness.
Jean Macdonald-Wright to Dr. Levin, October 14, 1976
Handwritten letter from Jean Macdonald-Wright to Gail Levin, dated October 14, 1976.
Jim Forsberg, Paintings, February 24 to March 10, 1962, Jacques Seligmann Galleries, 5 East 57 Street, NY
Anouncement for Jim Forsberg painting exhibit at Jacques Seligmann Galleries, NY, February 24 to March 10, 1962.
Jim Ward to Barbara Haskell
Typewritten postcard from Jim Ward to Barbara Haskell, postmarked March 19, 1982.
Jimmy Ernst Paintings
Paintings Jimmy Ernst announcement by the Grace Borgenicht Gallery, May 20 to June 15, 1957
Jimmy Ernst Paintings, January 24 to February 11, Borgenicht Gallery, 1018 Madison Avenue, NY
Announcement for Jimmy Ernst exhibit at the Grace Borgenicht Gallery, 1018 Madison Avenue New York, NY. Handwritten descriptions on reverse including notes on Rimrock (1960), Papageno , and Ancestral (1960).
Jimmy Ernst to John I. H. Baur, December 20, 1954
Typewritten letter to John I. H. Baur expressing intent to change biographical information for "The New Decade' exhibit.
Jimmy Ernst to John I. H. Baur, December 26, 1954
Typewritten letter to John I. H. Baur dated December 26, 1954. Regarding Ernst deciding not to change biographical information that Baur requested.
Jimmy Ernst to Lloyd Goodrich, December 20, 1954
Letter written by Jimmy Ernst to Lloyd Goodrich, dated December 20, 1954. Regarding Ernst's desire to add or change his personal statement for the upcoming exhibition "The New Decade".
Jimmy Ernst to Lloyd Goodrich, December 22, 1963
Letter written by Jimmy Ernst to Lloyd Goodrich, dated December 22, 1963. Regarding Ernst's support of the planning of the new Breuer building.
Jimmy Ernst to Lloyd Goodrich, December 26, 1954
Letter written by Jimmy Ernst to Lloyd Goodrich, dated December 26, 1954. Regarding personal statement and artistic influences.
Jo Hopper to Lloyd, June 11, 1960
Handwritten letter from Jo Hopper to Lloyd Goodrich, dated June 11, 1960.
Joan Mitchell march 3 thru 22, 1958
Double fold exhibition announcement for Joan Mitchell show at Stable Gallery, 924 Seventh Avenue, New York, on March 3 through March 22, 1958.
John Baur to Charles Burchfield, July 11, 1955
Typewritten letter from John Baur to Charles Burchfield, dated July 11, 1955.
John Baur to Charles Burchfield, July 19, 1955
Typewritten letter from John Baur to Charles Burchfield, dated July 19, 1955.
John Baur to Charles Burchfield, June 6, 1955
Typewritten letter from John Baur to Charles Burchfield, dated June 6, 1955.
John Baur to Mrs. Stuart Davis, June 30, 1946.
Letter from John Baur to Mrs. Stuart Davis offering sympathy for Stuart's death and her loss, June 30, 1964.
John Baur to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorail Foundation, December 12, 1967
Typewritten confidential report from John Baur to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation regarding David Weinrib, dated December 12, 1967.
John Baur, associate director, to Miss Ruth Gikow, November 27, 1961
Typewritten letter dictated by John Baur, Associate Director, to Ruth Gikow, dated November 27, 1961.
John DeFazio to Patterson, May 24
Handwritten letter from John DeFazio to Patterson Sims, dated May 24.
John Gordon to Miss Lily Landis, January 28, 1960
Typewritten letter from John Gordon to Lily Landis, dated January 28, 1960.
John Gordon to Mr. Gillespie, February 16, 1966
Typewritten letter from John Gordon to Gregory Gillespie, dated February 16, 1966.
John Gordon to Mr. Gregory Gillespie, December 12, 1966
Typewritten letter from John Gordon to Gregory Gillespie, dated December 12, 1966.
John Heliker to John Baur, June 20/57
Handwritten letter from John Heliker to John Baur, dated June 20, 1957.
John I. H. Baur to Paul Frazier, November 6, 1953
Typewritten letter to Paul Frazier from John I.H. Baur, November 6, 1953. Regarding the use of comments from Mr. Frazier about his 'statement of esthetic aims' for an article in the winter issue of Art in America magazine.
John I. H. Baur to the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, November 29, 1963
Typewritten recommendation by John Baur about David Weinrib for the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, dated November 29, 1963.
John I.H. Baur to Mr. Charles Burchfield, Jan. 13, 1955
Typewritten letter from John Baur to Charles Burchfield, dated January 13, 1955.
John I.H. Baur, Director to the Fulbright Fellowship Study Abroad program, December 3, 1969
Typewritten recommendation from John Baur for David Weinrib for a Fulbright Fellowship, dated December 3, 1969.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Candidate for Fellowship George Sugarman
Typewritten report from John Baur about George Sugarman fellowship candidacy to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, dated December 19, 1962.
John Sloan to Mr. Goodrich, Evening of the same day
Handwritten postcard from John Sloan to Lloyd Goodrich, postmarked December 16, 1949.
Jon Corbino to Mr. Goodrich, 3-25-43
Handwritten letter from Jon Corbino to Lloyd Goodrich, dated March 25, 1943.
Joseph Cornell to Mr. John Baur, June 22.58
Typewritten letter from Joseph Cornell to John Baur, June 22, 1958. Baur's handwritten notes appear at bottom of letter.
Joseph Cornell to Mr. John Baur, March 3.58
Typewritten letter from Joseph Cornell to John Baur, March 3, 1958.
Joseph Cornell to Mr. John Baur, May 4, 1957
Typewritten letter from Joseph Cornell to John Baur, dated May 4, 1957. Besides discussing past points in the creation of his works, Cornell thanks all those responsible on the Whitney staff for the acquisition of his construction "Hotel du Nord."
Joseph Cornell to Mr. John Baur, Sept.16.57
Typewritten letter from Joseph Cornell to John Baur, September 15, 1957.
Joseph Nechvatel to Barbara Haskell/Patterson Sims, November 24 78
Handwritten letter from Joseph Nechvatal to Barbara Haskell and Patterson Sims, dated November 24, 1978.

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