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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Indigenous Exhibition
Photograph of a painting by Gifford Beal of the Indigenous Exhibition, February 1918. Left to right: Guy Pène du Bois (suit), George Luks (in apron giving a brushwork demonstration), Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Jo Davidson, Paul Dougherty, Bob Chanler (with gingham apron).
Indigenous Exhibition
Photograph of a painting by Gifford Beal of the Indigenous Exhibition, February 1918. Left to right: Guy Pène du Bois (suit), George Luks (in apron giving a brushwork demonstration), Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Jo Davidson, Paul Dougherty, Bob Chanler (with gingham apron).
Industry
Photograph of the painting "Industry" by Preston Dickinson, from the Traveling Exhibition, 1927-1928.
Insignia
Notebook of aero squadron insignia drawings that are tracings. Each spread has drawing(s) on the right folio and their respective identification notes on the left folio. The notebook has been rebound. Original cover is kept in the inside back cover pocket. Title taken from original cover. Portion of the notebook has been digitized.
Interior
Photograph of the painting "Interior" by Charles Sheeler from the Traveling Exhibition, 1927-1928.
Inventory, stock rooms, Mar 9, 1929
Fifteen (15) page inventory record for works of art and prices listed by artist. Notes written in the margins regarding locations and delivery status.
Isabel Whitney
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Isabel Whitney, n.d.. One artwork added to 8 W. 8 list. Includes price.
Isabel Whitney to Mr. Tompkins, Wednesday [Nov. 21]
Handwritten letter by Isabel Whitney to Mr. Tompkins, dated Wednesday. Additional notation of the date November 21, no year.
Isabel Whitney, April 15, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Isabel Whitney, dated April 15, 1929. Includes prices.
Isabella Howland, Dec. 20, 1929
Handwritten sales record for Isabella Howland dated December 20, 1929.
Island House, Maine
Photograph of the painting "Island House, Maine" by Samuel Halpert from the Traveling Exhibition, 1927-1928.
Itinerary
Itinerary for the Traveling Exhibition, 1927-1928. Includes exhibiting organizations, dates for exhibition, and contact information.
Itinerary : Whitney Studio Club Traveling Show
Itinerary (draft) for the Traveling Exhibition, 1927-1928. Includes handwritten notes and corrections to dates in marginalia.
J. Ward Lockwood to Miss Harriet H. Masterson, Dec. 11, 1929
Letter written by Ward Lockwood to Miss Harriet H. Masterson, dated December 11, 1929.
J. Ward Lockwood to Miss Harriet H. Masterson, Dec. 6, 1929
Letter written by Ward Lockwood to Miss Harriet H. Masterson, dated December 6, 1929. Clarification of some painting titles and prices.
J. Ward Lockwood to Mrs. J.R. Force, Nov. 21, 1929
Letter written by Ward Lockwood to Juliana Force, dated November 21, 1929. Notification of the shipment of paintings, watercolors, and lithographs. See also: List of oil paintings (wscg0468).
J. Ward Lockwood, Dec 20, 1929.
Handwritten sales record for J. Ward Lockwood dated December 20, 1929.
J.H. Gest, Director, Cincinnati Museum Association, to Whitney Studio Galleries, April 8, 1929
Loan receipt between J.H. Gest, Director, Cincinnati Museum Association and Whitney Studio Galleries, dated April 8, 1929. In transit: one (1) box of paintings sent by W.S. Budworth and Son, Inc.
J.R. Force to Arnold Ronnebeck, December 29, 1927
Telegram from Juliana Force to Arthur Ronnebeck, Denver Art Museum, sent December 29, 1927. Handwritten note in pencil at bottom.
J.R. Force to Arnold Ronnebeck, December 6, 1927
Telegram from Juliana Force sent to Arnold Ronnebeck, Denver Art Museum, December 6, 1927.
J.R. Force to Cecil Howard, December 30, 1929
Telegram sent by Juliana Force to Cecil Howard, dated December 30, 1929.
J.R. Force to Clement Wilenchick, February 15 1928
Cablegram sent by Juliana Force to Clement Wilenchick, dated February 15, 1928.
J.R. Force to Cornelia Sage Quinton, May 10, 1928
Telegram sent by Juliana Force to Cornelia Bentley Sage, dated May 10, 1928.
J.R. Force to E.W. Heaslip, Arts and Crafts Club, April 5, 1928
Telegram sent by Juliana Force to the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans, dated April 5, 1928. Mention of missing Du Bois painting from Fogg Art Museum's receipt report.
J.R. Force to Edgar C. McMechen, December 17, 1927
Telegram from Juliana Force to Edgar C. McMechen, Denver Art Museum, sent December 17, 1927.
J.R. Force to Herndon Smith, December 17, 1927
Telegram from Juliana Force to Herndon Smith, sent December 17, 1927.
J.R. Force to Herndon Smith, December 2, 1927
Telegram sent by Juliana Force to Herndon Smith, December 2, 1927.
J.R. Force to Herndon Smith, December 6, 1927
Telegram from Juliana Force to Herndon Smith, sent December 6, 1927.
J.R. Force to Herndon Smith, February 9, 1928
Telegram from Juliana Force to Herndon Smith, dated February 9, 1928, requesting confirmation of the date and place of Traveling Exhibition.
J.R. Force to Herndon Smith, March 13, 1928
Telegram from Juliana Force to Herndon Smith, dated March 13, 1928.
J.R. Force to Herndon Smith, May 18, 1928
Telegram sent by Juliana Force to Herndon Smith, dated May 18, 1928.
J.R. Force to J. Ward Lockwood, March 13, 1930
Telegram sent by Juliana Force to Ward Lockwood, dated March 13, 1930.
J.R. Force to Mr. Ganzo [sic], November 18, 1929
Cabelegram sent by Juliana Force to Emil Ganso, dated November 18, 1929.
J.R. Force to Mr. Harshe, December 23, 1929
Telegram from Juliana Force to Robert Harsh, dated December 23, 1929. Regarding postponement for Cecil Howard's exhibition.
J.R. Force to Mr. Russell Plimpton, November 22, 1927
Typed letter from Juliana Force to Russell Plimpton, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, dated November 22, 1927. Includes handwritten note of enclosed material at bottom. Letter is unsigned; see reference initials and post script. Photocopy of original document.
J.R. Force to Mrs. Cornelia Quintan [sic], February 10, 1928
Telegram from Juliana Force to Cornelia Sage, dated February 10, 1928
J.R. Force to Mrs. Cornelia Sage Quintan [sic], November 23, 1927
Telegram from Juliana Force to Cornelia Bently Sage (Quinton), sent November 23, 1927.
J.R. Force to Paul Sachs, April 5, 1928
Telegram sent by Juliana Force to Paul Sachs, Fogg Art Museum, dated April 5, 1928.
J.R. Force to Russell Plimpton, December 20, 1927
Telegram from Juliana Force to Russell Plimpton, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, sent December 20, 1927.
J.R. Force to Russell Plimpton, December 20, 1927
Telegram from Juliana Force to Russell Plimpton, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, sent December 20, 1927. Regarding the sale of a Eugene Speicher painting.
J.R. Force to Russell Plimpton, November 23, 1927
Telegram from Juliana Force to Russell Plimpton, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, November 23, 1927.
J.R. Force to Selma Johnson, February 8, 1930
Telegram from Juliana Force to Selma Johnson, The Art Institure of Chicago, dated February 8, 1930. Regarding postponement of Cecil Howard's exhibition.
JRF to Andrew O'Conner, November 10, 1927
Letter written by Juliana Force to Andrew O'Connor, dated November 10, 1927. Refers to check enclosed for balance due from the sale of "Commodore Barry" to Mrs. Rumsey.
JRF to Carl Zigrosser, January 29, 1929
Letter from Juliana Force to Carl Zigrosser, dated January 29, 1929. Regarding the change of ownership for "The Money" by John Flannagan. Photocopy of original document. See also: Carl Zigrosser to Mrs. Juliana R. Force, January 28th, 1929 (wscg.0520).
JRF to Cecil Howard, August 2, 1928
Letter written by Juliana Force to Cecil Howard, dated August 2, 1928. Discussion of Howard's stone figure being too fragile to ship to Chicago. Photocopy of original.
JRF to Cecil Howard, January 11, 1930
Copy of typed letter written by Juliana Force to Cecil Howard, dated January 11, 1930. Regrettably canceling Howard's exhibition because of market conditions.
JRF to Cecil Howard, January 11, 1930
Copy of typed letter written by Juliana Force to Cecil Howard, dated January 11, 1930. Regarding Gerard Cochet's exhibition, a statement of sales, and a check for $618.75, to be passed on to Cochet.
JRF to Dr. Mary Halton, October 13, 1927
Letter written by Juliana Force to Dr. Mary Halton, dated October 13, 1927. Photocopy of original.
JRF to George W. Eggers, November 3, 1927
Typed letter from Juliana Force to George W. Eggers, Director, Denver Art Museum, dated November 3, 1927. Letter is unsigned; see reference initials. Photocopy of original document.
JRF to Hermon More, Feb. 18, 1929
Letter written by Juliana Force to Hermon More, dated February 18, 1929.

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