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Altria Branch Exhibition Records

Identifier: NNWhit.015
Scope and Contents This collection comprises exhibition records from the Altria/Philip Morris Branch of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The records include brochures, checklists, correspondence, installation photographs, loan agreements, press releases, and other material
Dates: 1983-2000

Communications Department Press Clippings

Identifier: NNWhit.013
Scope and Contents This collection encompasses press clippings collected by staff in the department of communications at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The clippings primarily relate to Museum exhibitions and programming such as reviews, listings, and other news articles. The collection also documents key developments in the history of the Museum, the activities of multiple museum branches, and ongoing programs such as the New American Filmmakers Series.
Dates: 1935-1995; Majority of material found in 1960-1994

Curatorial Film and Video Department Artist Files

Identifier: NNWhit.012
Scope and Contents Created or compiled by members of the Curatorial Film and Video Department, this collection comprises material on a broad range of artists working primarily in film and video. Documents include original correspondence, exhibition brochures, announcements, articles, press releases, questionnaires, program notes, resumes, and other materials. In addition to unique documentary material related to individual artists, the collection provides insight into the origins and development of the Whitney...
Dates: 1970-1998

Curatorial Records

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

Downtown Branch Exhibition Records

Identifier: NNWhit.017
Scope and Contents The collection comprises exhibition records from the museum’s first satellite branch in lower Manhattan. Closely aligned with the Independent Study Program, the Downtown Branch (1973-1992) provided a space for young scholars in the fields of art history and museum studies. Many records document early exhibitions organized by ISP Helena Rubenstein Curatorial Fellows, such as “Nine Artists/Coenties...
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
Scope and Contents note The material in The Edward 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 in the course of preparing exhibitions of Hopper’s work and the Hopper Catalogue Raisonné, as well as correspondence with Hopper and his wife Josephine, and with collectors of Hopper work. Series 1, Collector files, documents the...
Dates: 1894-2007; Majority of material found within Bulk, 1930-1995

Equitable Center Branch Exhibition Records

Identifier: NNWhit.016
Scope and Contents This collection comprises exhibition records that document the Whitney Museum of American Art’s tenure at its fourth and largest branch in the Equitable Tower, a 54-story building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes. The records consist of correspondence, loan agreements, installation information, photographs, publicity, and ephemera produced and collected by staff members in multiple departments during the process of organizing and mounting exhibitions.
Dates: 1986-1992

Fairfield County Branch Exhibition Records

Identifier: NNWhit.018
Scope and Contents This collection comprises exhibition records of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, which was located in the headquarters of Champion International Corporation at One Champion Plaza in Stamford, Connecticut. The records consist of correspondence, loan agreements, installation plans, photographs, publicity, relating to the organizing of exhibitions.
Dates: 1981-1993

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

Identifier: NNWhit.011
Scope and Contents The material in this collection relates to the writing and publication of Clement Greenberg: A Life, (New York: Scribners, 1998) by Florence Rubenfeld. Rubenfeld, herself an experienced art critic, began research on this book in 1987. The material in the collection dates from the beginning of her research until shortly after the publication of the book in 1998.Of primary interest are the taped interviews conducted by Rubenfeld between 1988 and 1994 with Clement Greenberg; members...
Dates: circa 1935-1999; Other: Time of collation: 1988-1998

Historical Photographs Collection

Identifier: NNWhit.0022
Scope and Contents This collection of images documents multiple aspects of the history and activities of the Museum, and its collections. The collection includes photographs, negatives, prints, slides, and transparencies pertaining to Whitney educational programs, performances, special events, artworks, artists, Whitney Museum staff members, Whitney trustees, and Whitney Museum properties and galleries. The Museum’s rights and reproduction department compiled these significant images for the purposes of...
Dates: 1905-2006; Majority of material found in 1960-1980

John DePol Research Collection

Identifier: NNWhit.020
Abstract 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
Scope and Content The collection comprises records produced during the individual tenures of four former directors of the Whitney Museum of American Art: Lloyd Goodrich (1936-1986), John Baur (1940-1987), Tom Armstrong, (1967-1986), and David Ross, (1990-1995). Records include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, notes, drafts of speeches and writings, itineraries, and research materials pertaining to artists, institutional events, and exhibition planning. Gathered here, the records provide unique insight...
Dates: 1936-1996

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
Scope and Contents The collection comprises a selection of original artist correspondence, announcements, invitations and other unique materials collected by Whitney Museum staff in an effort to document the activities and artistic work of American artists. Together they provide insight into the thoughts and conversations of Museum staff and the artists they represented. Much of the correspondence is with artists whose work was included in Whitney exhibitions, or entered the Museum’s Permanent Collection. The...
Dates: 1934-2012

Whitney Museum of American Art Exhibition Records

Identifier: NNWhit.001
Scope and Contents note The collection comprises records produced by staff members in multiple museum departments that pertain to the development, planning, publicity and maintenance of exhibitions presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art over the span of seventy-three years. Records include correspondence, photographs, checklists, installation layouts, loan agreements, condition reports, press releases and other materials that provide primary documentation of the Whitney’s expansive exhibition history.
Dates: 1931-2004

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