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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$500 ck to Emil Ganso, Jan. 23, 1929
Handwritten sales record for Emil Ganso dated January 23, 1929.
1 framed oil painting, Jan. 3, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Katherine Schmidt, dated January 3, 1930. On loan: "Daisies in White Vase" by Schmidt. Value noted.
1 framed oil, Mar 13, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Dorothy Varian, dated March 13, 1929. On loan: one (1) framed oil "Basket of Apples".
1 framed w/c Window 57 St, Apr 12, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Katherine Gerstenheim, dated April 12, 1929. On loan: twenty (20) art works.
1 framed water color with glass by James D'Agostino, Dec. 24, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Newark Museum, dated December 24, 1929. Two (2) framed watercolors on loan: "Dyckman St. Environs" by James D'Agostino and "The Plaza - Taos" by Ward Lockwood. Includes prices.
1 oil painting by Dorothy Varian, March 9th, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Dorothy Block, dated March 9, 1929. On loan: "Children on the Balcony" by Varian. Includes notes regarding special price and payment.
1 picture #18 "The Road in Winter", Apr. 2, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Miss Sarah H. Tarbell, dated April 2, 1929. On loan: picture No. 18, "The Road in Winter", by Arthur E. Cederquist.
1 picture by Dorothy Varian, Feb. 23rd, 1929
Loan receipt created by Whitney Studio Galleries, dated February 23, 1929. On loan were "Studio Window" by Dorothy Varian, "Nude" and "New York Skyline" by Reginald Marsh, "Front-Porch" by Ernest Fiene.
1 set lithographs out of Folio D, Mar. 30, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Glenn O. Coleman, dated March 30, 1929. On loan: a list of prints by Coleman.
1 water color with figures on black mount, March 6th, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Dorothy Schiller, dated March 6, 1929. On loan: two (2) watercolors and one (1) sketch.
12th annual exhibition of paintings and sculpture by members of the Club
Catalogue for the annual exhibition of work by members of the Whitney Studio Club, held at the Whitney Galleries, 8 West 8th Street, February 16-March 5, 1927. Title taken from cover.
13 lithographs, Jan 4, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Yasuo Kuniyoshi, dated January 4, 1929. On loan: thirteen (13) lithographs, for the Christmas Sale Exhibition.
1st sale 1929
Sales summary record listed by artist and exhibition. Titles for works of art, price ranges, and buyers listed loosely by date November 4 to December 18, 1929. Handwritten on the back of Christmas Sale announcements.
2 drawings unframed, Mar 26
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Lucile Blanch, dated March 26. On loan: two (2) drawings unframed, three (3) [drawings] framed.
2 flower oils, framed, March 4, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Maria Rother, dated March 4, 1930. On loan: two (2) oils by Rother.
2 framed oils, Dec. 5, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Dorothy Varian, dated December 5, 1929. On loan: two (2) framed oils "Salmon Falls" and "Red Plums".
2 framed w/c, Jan. 9, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and William Zorach, dated January 9, 1930. On loan: two (2) framed watercolors and five (5) drawings by William Zorach and three (3) lithographs by Marguerite Zorach.
2 large water colors by Chas. [sic] Rocher, Mar. 18, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Charles Rocher, dated March 18, 1929. Framing instructions for two (2) watercolors by Rocher. Noted as "Circus [Scenes]".
2 lead figures, April 8, 1929
Loan receipt created by Whitney Studio Galleries, dated April 8, 1929. Two (2) lead figures sent on consignment to Bruce [Buttfield].
2 oil paintings framed, Mar. 28, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Glenn O. Coleman, dated March 28, 1929. On loan: Two (2) framed oil paintings and one (1) lithograph by Stuart Davis [?].
2 water colors, Jan. 7, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Myron Lechay, dated January 7, 1930, for two (2) watercolors titled, "City Street" and "Still Life".
20 drawings, portraits & nudes, March 13, '30
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Kalman Oswald, dated March 13, 1930. On loan: twenty (20) drawings by Oswald.
25 Winter Morning Central Park, April 20
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Arthur E. Cederquist, dated April 20 (year not recorded). On loan: "Winter Morning Central Park", "Old Farm House in Valley", "The Bridge", and "Old Oil Lease" by Cederquist.
3 Marjorie Organ drawings
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Marjorie Organ, n.d.. On loan: three (3) drawings by Organ.
3 woodcuts, Jan 4, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Anne Merriman Peck, dated January 4, 1929. On loan: nine (9) works on paper by Peck. Christmas Sale [Exhibition] indicated.
4 Lithographs, Jan 8, 1930
Loan receipt between Anne Goldthwaite and Whitney Studio Galleries, dated January 8, 1930, for four (4) lithographs: "Night The Cat", "Night The Dog", "Night The Owl", and "Girl Reading".
4 Pencil Drawings, Jan. 3, 1929
Loan receipt between Louis Bouché and Whitney Studio Galleries, dated January 3, 1929, for four (4) framed pencil drawings. Possibly for the Christmas Sale exhibition. Signed by Kenneth Wright.
4 drawings, Jan 3, 1929
Two (2) loan receipts between Whitney Studio Galleries and Alexander Brook, dated January 3, 1929. On loan: four (4) drawings and five (5) lithographs by Brook, [Page 1]; three (3) lithographs "Hors D'Oeuvres", "Soup", "Sandwich", by Brook, [Page 2].
5 full sets
Handwritten inventory record describing works of art in quantity, location, and status.
5 odd lithographs, Jan 15, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Glenn Coleman, dated January 15, 1930. On loan: five (5) lithographs and one (1) framed print by Coleman.
6 framed water colors, Jan 15, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Paul Rohland, dated January 15, 1930. On loan: six (6) framed watercolors by Paul Rohland. Includes notes regarding titles.
6 lithographs, from set, Jan. 17, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Glenn O. Coleman, dated January 17, 1930. On loan: Six (6) lithographs by Coleman, returned by Art Institute of Chicago. Titles listed.
6 water colours by J. D'agostino, Jan 22nd, 1929
Loan receipt between James D'Agostino and Whitney Studio Galleries, dated January 22, 1929.
A. O'Connor to Monsieur [unidentified recipient], Mars 25, 1921
Handwritten letter by Andrew O'Connor to Monsieur [unidentified recipient], dated March 25, 1921. In French.
A. P. Arp to Mrs. Force, January 12, 1928
Letter written by A. P. Arp to Juliana Force, dated January 12, 1928. Additional handwritten notation of the receipt of $10.
A.E. Cederquist, April 6, [1929]
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Arthur E. Cederquist, dated April 6, [1929]. Eleven (11) works on loan: "Red Barn", "Winter Afternoon", "Summer", "Stream in Winter", "Summer Day", "Oak Tree", "The Old Oil Lease", "Shallow Stream", "Pine Tree", "The Tree", and "Winter Evening".
A.E. Cederquist, Mar 30, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Arthur E. Cederquist, dated March 30, 1929. On loan: fifteen (15) oil panels and two (2) canvases, unframed, by Cederquist.
A.E. Cederquist, Nov. 29, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Arthur E. Cederquist, dated November 29, 1929. On loan: "Church Run", "Pine Trees", "Perry Creek", "Late Afternoon", and "Autumn" by Cederquist.
ASF, Secretary [to Juliana Force], to Librairie "Le Triangle", February 25, 1930
Letter written by Juliana Force's secretary to Librairie "Le Triangle", dated February 25, 1930. Acknowledging the receipt of twenty-five (25) copies of the Levinson monograph on Loutchansky.
Acrobats
Photograph of the painting "Acrobats" by Henri Burkhard, from the Circus in Paint Exhibition, April 1929.
Alexander J. Wall to Whitney Studio Galleries, Jan. 31, 1929
Letter from Alexander J. Wall, Librarian for The New York Historical Society, and Whitney Studio Galleries, dated January 31, 1929. The letter states that the Society is unable to purchase the set of Glenn Coleman lithographs.
Alexander Kruse, Apr. 18, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Alexander Zerdin Kruse, dated April 18, 1929, for six (6) lithographs.
Alexander Z. Kruse, Jan. 4, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Alexander Zerdin Kruse, dated January 4, 1930, for three (3) lithographs titled: "Musical Clown", "German Band", "Second Avenue". Includes prices.
Alice Campbell, Dec. 20, 1929.
Handwritten sales record for Alice Campbell dated December 20, 1929.
Aline R. Hofheimer to Mrs. Force, February 4, 1927
Handwritten letter by Aline Hofheimer to Juliana Force, dated February 4, 1927. Additional handwritten notation of the receipt of $25.
All records of pictures which passed through stock room can be found in this file box and entered in stock record, May 1, 1929
Handwritten memorandum of summary of the stock room by Harriet H. Masterson, dated Mary 1, 1929.
Allen Tucker to Mrs. Force, May 28, 1928
Letter written by Allen Tucker to Mrs. Juliana Force, dated May 28, 1928. Handwritten on a folded 16.7 (H) x 27.1 (W) piece of paper.
Along the Canal
Photograph of the painting "Along the Canal" by Max Kuehne from the Traveling Exhibition, 1927-1928.
An exhibition of paintings by Andrew Dasburg and Katherine Schmidt : January 29 to February 14, 1925
Exhibition checklist of paintings by Andrew Dasburg and Katherine Schmidt. Title from cover.
Andrew O'Conner to Mrs. Whitney, July 24th, 36
Handwritten letter by Andrew O'Connor to Mrs. Whitney, dated July 24, 1936. O'Connor is living in London. Refers to an enclosed copy of a letter from Mr. Ryan.

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