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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JRF to Leon Underwood, October 28, 1928
Letter written by Juliana Force to Leon Underwood, dated October 28, 1928.
JRF to Mr. Allen Tucker, March 16, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Mr. Allen Tucker, dated March 16, 1928.
JRF to Mr. Arnold Ronnebeck, Denver Art Museum, May 23, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Arnold Ronnebeck, dated May 23, 1928. Including the concluding arrangements of "Upstream", the Kuniyoshi sale.
JRF to Mr. Arnold Ronnebeck, February 29, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Mr. Arnold Ronnebeck, dated February 29, 1928. Included is mention of the sale of Kuniyoshi's painting "Upstream".
JRF to Mr. Arnold Ronnebeck, February 6, 1928
Letter written by Juliana Force to Arnold Ronnebeck, dated February 6, 1928. Discusses his pieces for the annual sculpture show.
JRF to Mr. Arnold Ronnebeck, January 27, 1928
Letter written by Juliana Force to Arnold Ronnebeck, dated January 27, 1928. She asks him to send two sculptures.
JRF to Mr. Arnold Ronnebeck, November 30, 1927
Typed letter from Mrs. Juliana R. Force to Mr. Arnold Ronnebeck, dated November 30, 1927.
JRF to Mr. Arthur Hawkins, April 10, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Arthur Hawkins Jr., The Art Students' League of New York, dated April 10, 1928
JRF to Mr. Charles Rosen, Jan. 29, 1929
Letter written by Juliana Force to Charles Rosen, dated January 29, 1929.
JRF to Mr. Duncan Phillips, January 31, 1928
Letter written by Juliana Force to Duncan Phillips, dated January 31, 1928, announcing that she has raised the full amount of $5000. Photocopy of original.
JRF to Mr. Duncan Phillips, November 18, 1927
Letter written by Juliana Force to Duncan Phillips, dated November 18, 1927. Inviting him to write the presentation letter to the Metropolitan Museum. Photocopy of original.
JRF to Mr. Edward L. Stanton, Secretary to the Mayor, City of New York, December 3, 1927
Letter written by Juliana Force to Edward Stanton, Secretary to Mayor Walker, City of New York, dated December 3, 1927. Apologizing for the Mayor receiving the contribution solicitation by mistake. Photocopy of original.
JRF to Mr. Eugene Speicher, January 23, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Mr. Eugene Speicher, dated January 23, 1928. Included in the content are the sales of artwork by Speicher.
JRF to Mr. Gans, November 3, 1927
Letter written by Juliana Force to Howard Gans, dated November 3, 1927.
JRF to Mr. George Biddle, Jan. 15, 1929
Typed letter from Juliana Force to George Biddle, dated January 15, 1929. Letter is unsigned; see reference initials. Photocopy of original document.
JRF to Mr. George William Eggers, December 21, 1929
Letter from George William Eggers to Juliana Force, dated December 21, 1929. See also: George William Eggers to Mrs. Juliana R. Force, December 17, 1929 (wscg.0536).
JRF to Mr. Harry Gottlieb, Dec. 18, 1928
Typed letter by Juliana Force to Harry Gottlieb, dated December 18, 1928. Letter showing concern for Gottlieb's wife's health, including mention of an enclosed check in sympathy and faith in future sales during his upcoming exhibition. Added handwritten notation that the amount of the check written was $250.
JRF to Mr. Herbert Fleischhacker, March 13, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Mr. Herbert Fleischhacker, dated March 13, 1928. Included in the content is mention of the sale of a Nan Watson painting.
JRF to Mr. Herndon Smith, May 22, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Herndon Smith, dated May 22, 1928. Including the concluding arrangements of the Karl Free painting sale.
JRF to Mr. John N. Haapanen, Oct. 16, 1928
Typed letter written by Juliana Force to John Haapanen, dated October 16, 1928.
JRF to Mr. Julius Block, Feb. 6, 1929
Typed letter from Juliana Force to Julius Block, dated February 6, 1929. Letter is unsigned; see reference initials. Photocopy of original document.
JRF to Mr. Karl R. Free, March 16, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Mr. Karl R. Free, dated March 16, 1928. Free is informed of the sale of "Landscape with Ponies".
JRF to Mr. Kenneth Frazier, January 14, 1930
Typed letter from Juliana Force to Kenneth Frazier, dated January 14, 1930.
JRF to Mr. Max Kuehne, March 16, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Max Kuehne, dated March 16, 1928.
JRF to Mr. Myron Lechay, April 20, 1928
Letter written by Juliana Force to Myron Lechay, dated April 20, 1928. Photocopy of the original.
JRF to Mr. Myron Lechay, May 16, 1928
Typed letter from Juliana Force to Myron Lechay, dated May 16, 1928. Letter is unsigned; see reference initials. Photocopy of original.
JRF to Mr. Plimpton, December 22, 1927
Typed letter from Juliana Force to Russell Plimpton, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, dated December 22, 1927. Regarding the sale of a Eugene Speicher painting. Photocopy of original document.
JRF to Mr. Plimpton, November 11, 1927
Typed letter from Juliana Force to Russell Plimpton, Director, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, dated November 11, 1927. Letter is unsigned; see reference initials. Photocopy of original document.
JRF to Mr. Prosper Invernizzi, March 4, 1930
Letter written by Juliana Force to Prosper Invernizzi dated March 4, 1930. Regarding the pricing for Invernizzi's paintings. Two (2) pages.
JRF to Mr. Russell A. Plimpton, January 17, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Mr. Russell Plimpton, Office of the Director, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, dated January 17, 1928.
JRF to Mr. Walter H. Siple, December 6, 1927
Letter from Juliana Force to Walter H. Siple, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, dated December 6, 1927. Photocopy of original document.
JRF to Mr. Yasuo Kuniyoshi, February 29, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Mr. Yasuo Kuniyoshi, dated February 29, 1928. Included in the content is the sale of Kuniyoshi's artwork "Upstream".
JRF to Mr. [Robert] B. Harshe, March 8, 1929
Letter from Juliana Force to Robert B. Harshe, dated March 8, 1929. Regarding the sales of lithographs by Glenn Coleman. See also: JRF to Robert B. Harshe, Feb. 25, 1929 (wscg.0523) and Robert B. Harshe to Mrs. Juliana R. Force, February 28, 1929 (wscg.0524).
JRF to Mrs. Cornelia S. Quintan [sic], February 6, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Mrs. Cornelia Sage, dated February 6, 1928. Mention of the sales of artworks by Watson, Speicher, and Shnakenberg.
JRF to Mrs. Cornelia S. Quinton, May 16, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Cornelia Bentley Sage, dated May 16, 1928. Two pages.
JRF to Mrs. Cornelia Sage Quintan [sic], November 3, 1927
Typed letter from Juliana Force to Cornelia Bentley Sage Quinton, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, dated November 3, 1927. Letter is unsigned; see reference initials. Photocopy of original document.
JRF to Mrs. George O. Hamlin, November 25, 1927
Letter written by Juliana Force to Elizabeth B. G. (Mrs. George O.) Hamlin, dated November 25, 1927, thanking Mr. Hamlin for his contribution. Photocopy of original.
JRF to Mrs. Sumner T. McKnight, November 3, 1927
Typed letter from Juliana Force to Mrs. Sumner T. McKnight, dated November 3, 1927. Letter is unsigned; see reference initials. Photocopy of original document.
JRF to Paul J. Sachs, Esq., April 13, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Juliana Force to Paul Sachs, Esq., Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, dated April 13, 1928. Force requests the early return of all forty-two paintings to New York.
JRF to Robert B. Harshe, Feb. 25, 1929
Letter from Juliana Force to Robert B. Harshe, Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, dated February 25, 1929. Regarding the sales of lithographs by Glenn Coleman. Photocopy of original document. See also: Robert B. Harshe to Mrs. Juliana R. Force, February 28, 1929 (wscg.0524) and JRF to Mr. [Robert] B. Harshe, March 8, 1929 (wscg.0525).
JRF to Russell A. Plimpton, November 5, 1927
Typed letter from Juliana Force to Russel Plimpton, Director, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, dated November 5, 1927. Letter is unsigned; see reference initials. Photocopy of original document.
Jacques Loutchansky
Handwritten biographical note possibly written by Jacques Loutchansky.
Jacques Loutchansky to Chere Madame, 26 Avril 1930
Handwritten letter sent by [Jacques Loutchansky] to Juliana Force, dated April 26, 1930. In French.
Jacques Loutchansky to Mrs. Force, May 15, 1930
Handwritten letter from Jacques Loutchansky to Juliana Force, dated May 15, 1930.
Jeanette C. Jameson to Mrs. Juliana R. Force, October 31st, 1927
Letter written by Jeanette C. Jameson to Juliana Force, dated October 31, 1927. Mention of a $10 check enclosed.
Jo Davidson to Gertrude, March 2nd, 1939
Letter written by Jo Davidson to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, dated March 2, 1939. Signed.
Jo to Gertrude, Friday, May 3
Handwritten letter from Jo Davidson to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, dated May 3, year not recorded.
John C. Fox Company to Mrs. W.B. Force, January 27th, 1928.
Letter written by John C. Fox, John C. Fox Company, New York, to Juliana Force, dated January 27, 1928 with reference to file no. 1105 (page 1). Includes extracts from 2 letters (page 2 and 3). The extracts are: from (Sgd.) G. Sindey Houston, Jr., Business Manager, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts to John C. Fox Company; and from (Sgd) Cornelia B. Sage Quinton, Director, California Palace of the Legion of Honor to John C. Fox Company.
John D. Graham to Mrs. Cambell, March 31, 1929
Typed letter written by John Graham to Alice Campbell, Whitney Studio Galleries, dated March 31, 1929. Signed. Informing Campbell that his tempera painting, "Horse and harlequin", was not Dudensing Gallery's possession, since it was exhibited in the Black and White show. Graham is requesting information regarding its whereabouts.
John Duncan Fergusson : exhibition, The Whitney Studio, December 1926
Catalogue from the December 1926 exhibition of works by John Duncan Fergusson. Forward by Charles MacArthur. Title from cover. Includes 3 black and white plates. See Copy 2 for sale prices.

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