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Altria Branch Exhibition Records

Identifier: NNWhit.015

Materials pertaining to exhibitions presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris (renamed Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria in 2003), which operated from 1983–2008. The records include brochures, checklists, correspondence, installation photographs, loan agreements, press releases, and other materials.

Dates: 1983-2000

Communications Department Press Clippings

Identifier: NNWhit.013

Press clippings of reviews, listings, announcements, and advertisements pertaining to exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art. While the bulk of the clippings cover exhibitions mounted at the Museum’s main branch, there is also coverage of Museum events, general news, the New American Filmmakers series, and the activities and development of Whitney Museum branches.

Dates: 1935-1995; Majority of material found in 1960-1994

Curatorial Film and Video Department Artist Files

Identifier: NNWhit.012
Abstract Created or maintained by members of the Curatorial Film and Video Department, these materials document the work of a broad range of artists working primarily in the mediums of film and video. Materials include exhibition records, CVs, correspondence, proposals, statements, brochures, programs, announcements, articles, and questionnaires. The collection also includes records related to the planning of exhibitions, acquisitions, and programs at the Museum. The bulk of the materials were...
Dates: 1970-1998

Curatorial Records

Identifier: NNWhit.009

A selection of original records from fifteen Whitney Museum curators: Paul Cummings, Robert Doty, Ella Foshay, Lloyd Goodrich, John Gordon, Barbara Haskell, Richard Marshall, James K. Monte, Lisa Philips, Patterson Simms, Elisabeth Sussman, Beth Venn, Adam Weinberg, and Thelma Golden. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, exhibition planning records, itineraries, meeting minutes, notes, and administrative documents.

Dates: 1927-1999

Downtown Branch Exhibition Records

Identifier: NNWhit.017
Abstract Materials pertaining to exhibitions presented at the Downtown Branch of the Whitney Museum of American Art, which operated in lower Manhattan from 1973–1992. Many records document early exhibitions organized by curatorial fellows in the Whitney Independent Study Program (ISP), such as Nine Artists/Coenties Slip (January 10–February 14, 1974), The Prison Show: realities and representations (April 21–June 12, 1981), and Site Seeing: Travel and Tourism in Contemporary Art (April 3–June 7,...
Dates: 1970-1992

Early Administrative Records

Identifier: NNWhit.004
Abstract The collection encompasses a selection of central administrative records produced by Whitney Museum staff and maintained by the Museum secretary from 1930 to approximately 1960. Records include administrative files, correspondence, board meeting minutes, annual reports, photographs, publications, exhibition planning documents, early property records, press announcements, clippings, and lists of art works. The records provide unique insight into the early history and operations of the Whitney...
Dates: 1930-1966

Edward and Josephine Hopper Research Collection

Identifier: NNWhit.003

The Edward and Josephine Hopper Research Collection documents the long relationship between Edward Hopper (1882–1967) and the Whitney Museum of American Art. It includes voluminous documentation of the artist’s life and work compiled by Whitney curators while preparing exhibitions of Hopper’s work and the Hopper Catalogue Raisonné. Materials include correspondence with Edward Hopper, his wife Josephine, and with collectors of Hopper works.

Dates: 1894-2007; Majority of material found within Bulk, 1930-1995

Equitable Center Branch Exhibition Records

Identifier: NNWhit.016

Materials pertaining to exhibitions presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, its fourth and largest branch that operated out of the Equitable Tower from 1986–1991.

Dates: 1986-1992

Fairfield County Branch Exhibition Records

Identifier: NNWhit.018

Materials pertaining to exhibitions presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Fairfield County which operated out of the headquarters of Champion International Corporation in Stamford, Connecticut from 1981–1992. The records consist of correspondence, loan agreements, installation plans, photographs, publicity, and ephemera.

Dates: 1981-1993

Florence Rubenfeld Collection of Archival Material for Clement Greenberg: A Life

Identifier: NNWhit.011

Materials generated by writer Florence Rubenfeld during a decade of research supporting the writing and publication of Clement Greenberg: A Life (New York: Scribners, 1998) by art critic Florence Rubenfeld. Materials include the author’s notebooks, correspondence, transcripts of interviews, audio recordings, and articles.

Dates: circa 1935-1999

Historical Photographs Collection

Identifier: NNWhit.0022

Photographs pertaining to Whitney educational programs, performances, special events, artworks, artists, staff members, trustees, and properties. Materials encompass multiple formats, including negatives, prints, slides, and transparencies.

Dates: 1905-2006; Majority of material found in 1960-1980

John DePol Research Collection

Identifier: NNWhit.020

This collection consists of material sent to Whitney Museum print department staff members by wood engraver John DePol during the years 1997, 1998 and 2004. It includes samples of DePol’s work, as well as documentation about his career.

Dates: 1953-2004 [bulk 1997-2004]

Office of the Director Records

Identifier: NNWhit.002
Abstract The original records of four former directors of the Whitney Museum of American Art: Lloyd Goodrich (1958–1968), John I.H. Baur (1968–1974), Thomas N. Armstrong III (1974–1990), and David A. Ross (1991–1998). Records include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, notes, drafts of speeches and writings, itineraries, and research materials pertaining to artists, institutional events, and exhibitions. The materials document the individual tenures of each director as well as multiple...
Dates: 1936-1996

Sanborn Hopper Archive

Identifier: NNWhit.019
Scope and Contents The Sanborn Hopper Archive at the Whitney Museum of American Art documents the personal and professional life of Edward Hopper and his wife, Josephine Nivison Hopper. Consisting of nearly 4,000 items, the collection is primarily made of paper materials, including typed and handwritten letters, photographs, printed newspapers and magazines, notebooks, ticket stubs, printed illustrations, and ephemera. The collection focuses on Hopper’s adult life, with the earliest materials...
Dates: 1892-1964

Travel-Only Exhibition Records

Identifier: NNWhit.021
Scope and Contents

A selection of exhibition records pertaining to Whitney-organized exhibitions that travelled to other institutions.

Dates: 1976-1991

Whitney Artists' Correspondence and Ephemera Collection

Identifier: NNWhit.007
Abstract Gathered from Whitney Museum artist files, this collection includes original correspondence, notes, announcements, invitations, and other unique materials that document the activities and artistic work of numerous American artists. The correspondence is diverse and ranges from formal requests to writing that is more personal in nature. Select folders contain hand-drawn artist illustrations and postcards. Made possible with generous support from the Leon Levy Foundation, much of the...
Dates: 1934-2012

Whitney Museum of American Art Exhibition Records

Identifier: NNWhit.001

The Whitney Museum Exhibition Records document the efforts of multiple Museum departments in planning and presenting exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art over the span of seventy-three years. Materials include correspondence, contracts, artists’ proposals, statements, CVs, photographs, checklists, press releases, announcements, brochures, articles, installation layouts, didactic texts, and other materials.

Dates: 1931-2004

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