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Series II: Artists Objects, 1905-1993

Identifier: II

Scope and Contents

This series is comprised of photographs of artworks and objects. The photographs are primarily black and white prints, but select folders also have color images. Select folders also include other formats such as negatives, slides, and contact sheets. Folder titles indicate if a folder includes negatives, slides, or contact sheets.

The images were originally part of a larger collection of Museum Artists Files that also included exhibition announcements, correspondence, press clippings, and other material compiled by Museum staff for research use. The photographs were removed from this larger collection around 2004 for the purposes of preservation.


  • 1905-1993

Access to Collection

From the Collection:

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 24 hours advance notice.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Materials in this series are arranged into four subseries. Within each subseries the folders are arranged alphabetically by the subject's last name.

  • Subseries A: Artist's Objects, circa 1905-1993
  • Subseries B: Artist's Objects --Oversized, 1924-1993
  • Subseries C: Artist's Objects Alexander Calder --Oversized, 1968-1975
  • Subseries D: Artist's Objects Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney --Oversized, 1905-1943

Repository Details

Part of the Whitney Museum of American Art Archives, New York, NY Repository

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort St.
New York, NY 10014 United States

Access to the Archives:

Researchers may consult archival materials on-site at the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library and Archives in West Chelsea. To request an appointment, please send an email to with the following information:
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