Whitney Museum Library, Whitney Studio Club and Galleries, 1907-1930

The Whitney Studio Club and Galleries Collection, a project funded through the generous support of the Leon Levy Foundation, brings together 998 of the Whitney Museum’s earliest documents. It includes archival records, photographs, checklists, and catalogs from exhibitions organized by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Juliana Force—respectively, founder and first director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Contributions to the John Sloan Fund
List of contributions to the John Sloan Fund and their respective data: the name of the contributor, the amount, the date received.
Copy [of] R.D. Sears, Sales Manager, American Letter Company, to Miss Ethel Fusfeld, October 15, 1927
R. D. Sears, Sales Manager, American Letter Company, to Ethel Fusfeld, Whitney Studio, dated October 15, 1927.
Cornelia B. Sage Quinton to Juliana R. Force, May 21, 1928, 2:14 PM
Telegram sent by Cornelia Bentley Sage to Juliana Force, dated May 21, 1928.
Cornelia B. Sage Quinton to Mrs. Julia Anna [sic] Force, Jan 21, 1928, 8:16 PM
Telegram from Cornelia B Sage Quinton, San Francisco, to Mrs. Juliana Force, Whitney Studio, dated 8:16 PM, January 21, 1928
Cornelia B. Sage Quinton to Mrs. Juliana Force, May 9, 1928, 4:36 PM
Telegram sent by Cornelia Bentley Sage to Juliana Force, dated May 9, 1928.
Cornelia B. Sage Quinton to Mrs. Juliana Force, November 22, 1927, 7:52 PM
Telegram from Cornelia Bentley Sage (Quinton) to Juliana Force, sent 7:52 PM, November 22, 1927.
Cornelia B. Sage Quinton to Mrs. Juliana R. Force, November 10, 1927, 7:20 PM
Telegram from Cornelia Bently Sage (Quinton) to Juliana Force, sent 7:20 PM, November 10, 1927.
Cornelia B. Sage Quinton to Mrs. Juliana R. Force, November 20, 1927, 7:44 PM
Telegram from Cornelia Bentley Sage (Quinton) to Juliana Force, sent 7:44 PM, November 20, 1927.
Cornelia B. Sage Quinton to Mrs. Julianna [sic] Force, Whitney Studios, Jan 26, 1928
Telegram written by Cornela Bentley Sage to Juliana Force, dated January 26, 1928. Mention of the prospective sale of Watson flower painting and donation of Schnakenberg painting.
Cornelia B. Sage-Quinton, director, to Mrs. Juliana R. Force, May 10, 1928
Letter written by Cornelia Bentley Sage to Juliana Force, dated May 10, 1928.
DP to Mr. John Sloan, February 3, 1928
Copy of letter written by Duncan Phillips to John Sloan, dated February 3, 1928. In it, Phillips states that the painting has been presented to and accepted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mentions that he enclosed a check signed over to him for the full amount of $5000.
Daniel C. French to White, Dec. 14, 1900
Handwritten letter by Daniel Chester French to [Stanford] White, dated December 14, 1900. Discussion of estimates from bronze founders for doors. Note on the addressee: although the salutation refers only to White, additional handwritten notes on upper left suggest the recipient could be Stanford White.
Day Dream
Photograph of the painting "Day Dream" by Kenneth Hayes Miller from the Traveling Exhibition, 1927-1928. Date of painting, 1926.
Death Avenue
Photograph of the painting "Death Avenue" by Reginald Marsh from the Traveling Exhibition, 1927-1928. Date of painting, 1927.
Delivery receipt from California Palace of the Legion of Honor to Denver Art Museum, February 2, 1928
Itemized delivery receipt, dated February 2, 1928, for works of art sent to Denver Art Museum to be exhibited in the Traveling Exhibition. Titles and artists listed. Two (2) pages.
Director of the "Editions Le Triangle", Librairie "Le Triangle" to Whitney Studios, 30 janvier 1930
Letter written by the Director of the "Editions Le Triangle" to Whitney Studios, dated January 30, 1930.
Dorothy Varian, Mar 11, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Dorothy Varian, dated March 11, 1929. On loan: one (1) framed oil "Studio Window View" by Varian.
Dorothy Varian, Mar 19, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Dorothy Varian, dated March 19, 1929. On loan: "Model on Red Couch" and "Bunch of Flowers" by Varian.
Dr. Mary Halton to Miss Fusfeld, Nov 18, [1927]
Letter written by Dr. Mary Halton to Miss Fusfeld, dated November 18, [1927]. Mention of an enclosed check from R. C. Beadle. Additional handwritten notation of the receipt of $20.
Dr. Mary Halton to Mrs. Force, January 31
Letter written by Dr. Mary Halton to Juliana Force, January 31 [1928]. Additional handwritten notation of the receipt of $5 and dated February 2, 1928.
Dr. Mary Halton to Mrs. Force, May 31, 1927
Handwritten letter by Dr. Mary Halton to Juliana Force, dated May 31, 1927.
Dr. Mary Halton to Mrs. Force, Oct. 15, 1925
Handwritten letter written by Dr. Mary Halton to Juliana Force, dated October 15, 1925.
Drawings, Gerard Cochet, Dec 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Gerard-Paul Cochet, dated December 1929. On loan: twenty-five (25) drawings by Cochet. Note added that these were also recorded in Stock Book B.
Duncan Ferguson to Miss Fusfeld, September 13, 1928
Handwritten letter by Duncan Ferguson to Miss Fusfeld, Juliana Force's secretary, dated September 13, 1928, sent from Maine. Regarding transportation instructions for his cat sculpture to go to Mrs. Esther Coons. Mentions talking with Force about the exhibition of animal sculpture when he returns from Maine.
Duncan Fergusson Mrs. Force, Jan 10, 31
Handwritten letter by Duncan Fergusson to Juliana Force, dated January 10, 1931. Signed. Photocopy of the original. Mention of Force's Oxford home and of a Scottish group show and a one man show at the Lefevre Gallery that Fergusson would like Force to see.
Duncan Phillips to Mrs J.R. Force, Oct 25, 1927, 11:40 AM
Western Union telegram sent by Duncan Phillips to Juliana Force, dated October 25, 1927. Photocopy of original.
Duncan Phillips to Mrs. Force, June 25th, 27
Letter written by Duncan Phillips to Juliana Force, dated June 25, 1927. Phillips accepts the chairmanship. Mentions that "The Lafayette" will join another Sloan picture, "Dust Storm", already in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection. Photocopy of the original.
Duncan Phillips to Mrs. Juliana R. Force, February 3, 1928
Letter written by Duncan Phillips to Juliana Force, dated February 3, 1928. Informing Force that he endorsed the check for $5000, made it payable to, and sent it to Sloan along with a presentation letter. Additional handwritten notation that a copy was sent to Dr. Halton.
Duncan Phillips to Mrs. Juliana R. Force, November 17, 1927
Letter written by Duncan Phillips to Juliana Force, dated November 17, 1927. Sends check for $250 to contribute to the Sloan fund. Approves of the solicitation letter for small donations toward the purchase of the Sloan. Signed.
E. Hopper, 3 Washington Square N. taken to Whitney Club, Dec. 15, 1928
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Club and Edward Hopper, dated December 15, 1928, for seven (7) art works titled: "Night Shadows", "Night in the Park", "Evening Wind", "East Side Interior", Locomotive", "Cat Boat", "American Landscape" by Hopper. Additional notes about sales or location.
E. Machson & Co., Inc., Real Estate, New York City, to Mr. H. Burkhard, 35 Jane St., Apt. 3rd fl.
Rent bill from E. Macheson & Co., Inc. to Henri Burkhard, dated August 1st to 31st 1930. Additional deduction and balance due notes written on recto and verso.
E. Weyhe, Dec. 14, 1928
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Erhard Weyhe, dated December 14, 1928, for five (5) watercolors by Rosella Hartman. Includes prices.
E.W. Heaslip, secretary, the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans to J.R. Force, June 18, 1928
Letter written by E. W. Heaslip, Secretary, to Juliana Force, dated June 18, 1928. Mention of check enclosed for $150 for the Karl Free painting.
E.W. Heaslip, secretary, the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans, to Mrs. J.R. Force, Feb. 29, 1928
Letter written by E.W. Heaslip, secretary of the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans, to Juliana Force, dated February 29, 1928. Letter is signed.
E.W. Heaslip, secretary, the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans, to Mrs. J.R. Force, March 30, 1928
Letter written by E.W. Heaslip, Secretary of the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans, to Juliana Force, dated March 30, 1928.
EF to Dr. Mary Halton, October 20, 1927
Letter written by Fusfeld to Dr. Mary Halton, dated October 20, 1927. Photocopy of original.
EF to Mr. Sears, American Letter Co., October 20, 1927
Letter written by Fusfeld to Mr. Sears, American Letter Company, dated October 20, 1927. A check of $36.95 was enclosed for 800 mailed letters, plus 100 additional copies. Photocopy of original.
East River
Photograph of the painting "East River" by Glenn O. Coleman, from the Traveling Exhibition, 1927-1928.
Edgar C. McMechen to Juliana R. Force, Dec 16, 1927, 7:33 PM
Telegram from Edgar C. McMechen to Juliana Force, sent 7:33 PM, December 16, 1927. Small penciled note at bottom-right corner.
Edgar C. McMechen, secretary, to Miss Juliana R. Force, February 25, 1928
Letter written by Edgar McMechen to Juliana Force, dated February 25, 1928. Mention of the sale of the Kuniyoshi painting.
Edward L. Stanton, secretary to the mayor, city of New York, to Mrs. Juliana R. Force, December 1, 1927
Letter written by Edward Stanton, Secretary to Mayor James John Walker, City of New York, to Juliana Force, dated December 1, 1927. Explaining the declination of Sloan contribution request and the Mayor's position on such requests. Signed.
Eleanor Guild McHale to Whitney Studio Galleries, January 22, 1930
Letter written by Eleanor Guild McHale to Whitney Studio Galleries, dated January 22, 1930. Mentioning the inclusion of a check payment for the Lockwood picture titled "Entrance to Taos". Additional noting by Masterson that the picture was sent via Budworth shippers on January 27, 1930.
Eleventh annual exhibition of paintings and sculpture by members of Club
Catalogue of the annual exhibition of work by members of the Whitney Studio Club, held at the Anderson Galleries, Park Avenue and 59th Street, March 8-20, 1926. Exhibition under the direction of Walter Monroe Grant and Mollie Higgins Smith. Title taken from cover.
Eleventh annual exhibition of paintings and sculpture by members of Club
Catalogue of the annual exhibition of work by members of the Whitney Studio Club, held at the Anderson Galleries, Park Avenue and 59th Street, March 8-20, 1926. Exhibition under the direction of Walter Monroe Grant and Mollie Higgins Smith. Title taken from cover. This copy includes handwritten notes and sale prices.
Elie Nadelman to Miss Masterson, March 11, 1929
Handwritten letter signed by Elie Nadelman to Harriet H. Masterson, dated March 11, 1929. In it Nadelman says he cannot send figures requested for the exhibition because they are at the foundry being cast into bronze.
Elizabeth B.G. Hamlin to Mrs. Force
Letter written by Elizabeth B.G. Hamlin to Juliana Force, undated. Mention of an enclosed $240 check. Additional notation of the receipt of $240, dated November 25, 1927.
Elizabeth B.G. Hamlin to Mrs. Force, Wednesday
Letter written by Elizabeth B.G. Hamlin to Juliana Force, dated Wednesday without the month or year. Additional handwritten notation of the receipt of $10 on October 27, 1927
Elizabeth Olds, framed oils, Mar 19, 1929
Inventory list for Elizabeth Olds. Includes framed oils that were brought in to Whitney Studio Galleries, Ten West Eighth Street, New York from 8 West 8th, dated March 19, 1929. The titles on the list were not included in the Circus in Paint exhibition.
Ella Lifschey to Miss Force, Nov. 1, 1927
Letter written by Ella Lifschey to Juliana Force, dated November 1, 1927. Additional handwritten notation of the receipt of $10.
Emil Ganso to Mrs. Force, Jan. 4, 1930
Handwritten letter from Emil Ganso to Juliana Force, dated January 4, 1930. Mentions disappointment in not being included in the Christmas Sale Exhibition.

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