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Curatorial Records

 Collection
Identifier: NNWhit.009

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises a selection of records from fifteen Whitney Museum curators. The material includes correspondence, exhibition records, meeting minutes, administrative planning documents, and research materials that provide documentation of the activities each individual curator, within the greater scope of Museum programming.

Dates

  • 1927-1999

Access to Collection

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

Extent

100 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Organization of the Collection

This collection is organized into fifteen series as follows:

Series I: Cummings, Paul, 1975-1987, undated

  • Subseries A: Correspondence and Memoranda, 1975-1987, undated
  • Subseries B: Permanent Collection, 1977-1987, undated
  • Subseries C: Exhibitions, 1975-1981, undated
  • Subseries D: Willem de Kooning, December 7, 1983 - February 26, 1984, 1980-1984, undated
  • Subseries E: Miscellaneous, 1979-1986, undated

Series II: Doty, Robert M., 1959-1974

  • Subseries A: Correspondence, 1966-1973
  • Subseries B: Permanent Collection, 1959-1973
  • Subseries C: Exhibitions and Research, 1966-1973
  • Subseries D: Writings and Publications, 1966-1973
  • Subseries E: Professional Activities, 1967-1973, undated

Series III: Foshay, Ella, 1981-1984, undated

  • Subseries A: Reflections of Nature: Flowers in American Art, March 1 - May 20, 1984, 1981-1984, undated

Series IV: Goodrich, Lloyd, 1927-1981, undated

  • Subseries A: Correspondence, 1939-1959
  • Subseries B: Winslow Homer, 1935-1977
  • Subseries C: Research, 1950
  • Subseries D: Writings and Publications, 1927-1981, undated

Series V: Gordon, John, 1959-1968

Series VI: Haskell, Barbara, 1949-1993, undated

  • Subseries A: Correspondence and Memoranda, 1974-1984
  • Subseries B: Subject Files, 1976-1990, undated
  • Subseries C: H.C. Westermann, 1959-1979, undated
  • Subseries D: American Artists: A New Decade, 1976-1977
  • Subseries E: 1981 Biennial, 1977-1979
  • Subseries F: Forrest Bess, 1949-1982, undated
  • Subseries G: Red Grooms, 1986-1988
  • Subseries H: Agnes Martin, 1990-1993

Series VII: Marshall, Richard, 1960-1992

  • Subseries A: Correspondence and Memoranda, 1974-1984
  • Subseries B: Subject Files, 1976-1990, undated
  • Subseries C: H.C. Westermann, 1959-1979, undated
  • Subseries D: American Artists: A New Decade, 1976-1977
  • Subseries E: 1981 Biennial, 1977-1979
  • Subseries F: Forrest Bess, 1949-1982, undated
  • Subseries G: Red Grooms, 1986-1988
  • Subseries H: Agnes Martin, 1990-1993

Series VIII: Monte, James K., 1968-1993, undated

  • Subseries A: Correspondence and Memoranda, 1968-1974, undated
  • Subseries B: Installation Photographs, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1968, undated
  • Subseries C: Writings and Publications, 1968-1969, undated

Series IX: Phillips, Lisa, 1977-1999, undated

  • Subseries A: Correspondence, 1977-1999, undated
  • Subseries B: Permanent Collection, 1995-1997
  • Subseries C: Committees, 1981-1998, undated
  • Subseries D: Research, 1981-1998, undated
  • Subseries E: Beat Culture and the New America, November 9, 1995 - February 4, 1996, 1994-1995, undated
  • Subseries F: Barbara Kruger, July 13 - October 23, 2000, 1994-1995, undated
  • Subseries G: Canceled Exhibitions and Miscellanous, 1983-1997, undated

Series X: Russell, Jennifer, 1975-1986

Series XI: Sims, Patterson, 1973-1995

  • Subseries A: Correspondence, 1974-1987
  • Subseries B: Memoranda, 1975-1985
  • Subseries C: Permanent Collection, 1976-1983, undated
  • Subseries D: Research Files, 1990-1995
  • Subseries E: Exhibitions, 1973-1982, undated
  • Subseries F: Writings and Publications, 1977-1982
  • Subseries G: Miscellaneous, 1976-1983

Series XII: Sussman, Elisabeth, 1991-1997, undated

  • Subseries A: 1993 Biennial, March 4 - June 30, 1993, 1991-1993, undated
  • Subseries B: Mike Kelley, November 5, 1993 - February 20, 1994, undated
  • Subseries C: Florine Stettheimer: Manhattan Fantastica, July 13 - November 5, 1995, 1994, undated
  • Subseries D: Writings and Publications, 1996-1997
  • Subseries E: Miscellaneous, 1991-1992, undated

Series XIII: Venn, Beth, 1990-1996, undated

Series XIV: Weinberg, Adam, 1986-1999, undated

  • Subseries A: Miscellaneous, 1995
  • Subseries B: Permanent Collection, 1986-1997, undated
  • Subseries C: Permanent Collection Galleries - Calder, 1996-1998, undated
  • Subseries D: Permanent Collection Galleries, 1996-1998, undated
  • Subseries E: Grants, 1993-1994
  • Subseries F: Research, 1993, undated
  • Subseries G: San Jose Museum of Art, 1990-1994
  • Subseries H: Exhibitions, 1993-1999, undated
  • Subseries I: Writings and Publications, 1996-1997, undated

Series XV: Golden, Thelma, 1997-1998

Status
Completed
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

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