William Mathewson Milliken Records

Summary Information

Repository: Cleveland Museum of Art Archives
Creator: Milliken, William Mathewson, 1889-1978
Title: William Mathewson Milliken records
ID: 1111.072
Date [bulk]: 1930-1958
Date [inclusive]: 1919-1974
Extent: 20.3 Cubic feet  [66 boxes, 12 reels of microfilm]
General Physical Description note: paper and microfilm.
Language: English

Preferred Citation note

The Cleveland Museum of Art Archives, Records of the Director's Office, William Mathewson Milliken, date and short description of document [e.g., letter from Milliken to Abrams, 6 June 1949].

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Biographical/Historical note

Early History of the Museum and the Director's Office The founding of The Cleveland Museum of Art was truly a collaborative effort. During the last two decades of the nineteenth century, wealthy Cleveland businessmen John Huntington, Horace Kelley, and Hinman Hurlbut left substantial bequests in their wills to establish an art museum. In 1892 Jeptha Wade II gave eight acres of land to the city of Cleveland "for the construction and maintenance of an art gallery and school." Over the next two decades the trustees of the Huntington, Kelley, and Hurlbut estates worked towards reconciling the legal stipulations of the wills to finance the construction of a single art museum on the land that Wade donated.

In June 1905 the trustees reached a preliminary agreement. Encouraged by the progress of the negotiations, E.R. Perkins, president of the Huntington trust, appointed a six-man building committee to select an architect and review prospective building plans. The committee subsequently chose the local firm of Hubbell & Benes to design the new museum, but it also retained Edmund Wheelwright, consulting architect for Boston's newly completed Museum of Fine Arts, as an advisor to the project.

In July 1910, their assigned task completed, members of the first building committee wrote a final report to the three trusts in which they recommended that a new committee be formed to hire contractors and oversee actual construction. They further urged that the committee be given the authority to hire a director for the museum as soon as possible. The director would be responsible for giving his "undivided attention" to the building of the museum, fostering the community's interest in the project, and securing donations of art and funding for art purchases. "In brief," the report concluded, "we need a man both to help us in the building of the Museum itself, and in the meantime, to prepare the way for the Museum."

The position of director was first offered to Henry Watson Kent, who was then secretary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kent turned the position down but nonetheless played a very prominent role in the museum's design and construction, acting as consultant to the building project and serving as secretary of the new building committee until a director was hired. In addition, in 1913 the board of trustees of the newly incorporated museum voted to give Kent $25,000 for four years "for the purpose of bringing together a nucleus for collections." It was also Henry W. Kent who recommended Frederic Allen Whiting as a viable candidate for the position of director of The Cleveland Museum of Art. William Mathewson Milliken Whereas Whiting helped to build a museum, William Mathewson Milliken laid the foundations for its world-class art collection. Born in 1889 in Stamford, Connecticut, of Scotch-American parents, Milliken graduated from Princeton in 1912. After two unsatisfactory years in the business world, he accepted an unpaid position in the cataloguing department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and subsequently became an assistant and then assistant curator in the decorative arts department. One of his responsibilities at the Met was to catalogue the vast J. Pierpont Morgan collection, an experience that fostered his love for and expertise in small art objects, especially those of the medieval and Renaissance periods. After serving as a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War I, he joined The Cleveland Museum of Art in 1919 as curator of decorative arts. In 1925 he assumed the additional position of curator of paintings.

Not long after his arrival in Cleveland, Milliken became known for his brilliant acquisitions in medieval art, which set a new, high standard for the types of works that the museum would collect. In 1922 he acquired a remarkable group of German ivory reliefs from a portable altar, in 1923 the Spitzer enamel cross, in 1925 the Strogonoff ivory plaque, and in 1926 an enamel reliquary. This facet of Milliken's collecting activities culminated in 1930 with the purchase of the Guelph Treasure. Milliken also made some astute decisions about paintings--arranging the purchase of Bellow's Stag at Sharkey's, Eakins's Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, and other important contemporary American works--although his interest in paintings seems always to have been secondary to his affection for the decorative arts.

The Board's decision to choose Milliken as Whiting's successor was no doubt influenced by his collecting prowess as well as his outgoing, energetic personality. Appointed director in August 1930, William Milliken continued many of the programs initiated under his predecessor. In 1931, he demonstrated his commitment to education by hiring educational pioneer Thomas Munro to succeed Rossiter Howard as curator of education. In addition to broadening the museum's roster of activities for children, Thomas Munro developed a rich adult education program that emphasized non-representational art, non-Western art forms, and all of the visual arts. He also served on the faculty of Western Reserve University, thus cementing more tightly an already existing relationship between the two institutions.

Other notable employees served under Milliken, many of whom remained at the museum for a very long time. Walter Blodgett revitalized and expanded the museum's program of musical performances as curator of musical arts from 1942 to 1974; Dorothy Shepherd worked in the textiles department--as assistant curator and later as curator--for a total of 34 years; Lillian Kern, hired by Whiting, became registrar in 1937 and eventually retired in 1973; and in 1949 Albert Grossman began his 37-year career in the museum's business office, first as cashier, then as comptroller, and finally as operations administrator. Most auspiciously, in 1952 Milliken appointed Sherman Emery Lee as curator of oriental art and in charge of Egyptian and classical art. Six years later, Lee was chosen to be Milliken's successor as director, a position he held until 1983.

Under Milliken the May Show also became firmly entrenched as a Cleveland tradition. Assigned to organize the first show in 1919 as a fledgling curator, Milliken nourished its growth during his long tenure as director, providing a highly visible venue and means of monetary support to local painters and sculptors as well as those working in the more traditional "crafts." The international reputations of some Cleveland potters, silver- and goldsmiths, enamelists, and weavers are in great part the result of William Milliken's sustained patronage of these then-neglected arts.

In recognition of his knowledge of the local arts community, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Milliken regional director of the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP), one of numerous programs established under the New Deal to provide work for destitute artists. Milliken served as an advisor to the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project (WPA/FAP), as Ohio chief for national WPA-sponsored Art Weeks, as commissioning agent and local representative for the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP), and as chairman of many regional juries supervising competitions for post office murals across Ohio under the aegis of the Section of Painting and Sculpture.

Milliken was involved in other cultural organizations, both local and national. He served as a trustee of Karamu House and the Cleveland Art Association and as an advisor of the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He was also president of the Association of Art Museum Directors as well as the American Association of Museums, and first vice president of the International Council of Museums and the Academie International de la Ceramique. In recognition of his myriad contributions to the arts, he was decorated by the Hungarian, Italian, Swedish, French, and Spanish governments, and received many honorary degrees.

Retirement was not a time of inactivity for Milliken. Succeeded by Sherman Emery Lee on 1 April 1958, in 1959 Milliken helped plan Australia's National Gallery building in Melbourne, and in 1960 he completed a 20-lecture tour of Canada. He organized the Masterpieces of Art exhibition at the Seattle World's Fair of 1962 and in 1963 served as Regent Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Even in his eighties, William Milliken was an avid skier, making annual month-long ski trips to Sun Valley, Idaho. He died at the age of 88 on March 14, 1978.

More detailed information about the early history of the museum and its directors can be found in the resources listed in the bibliography at the end of this guide.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Director's Office are the primary source for understanding the decisions made and actions taken at the highest level of the museum's administration. In addition, they constitute one of the most valuable, unified resources for researching the early history of the museum and its art collection; initial construction and expansion of the museum building; changes in the museum's administrative hierarchy; personalities and activities of individual staff members; artistic and social movements of the first half of the twentieth century; and the museum's relationship with civic, cultural, and educational institutions throughout the country and the world.

Access may be restricted because of the records' physical fragility and level of confidentiality. Records of William Mathewson Milliken William Mathewson Milliken's records are divided into five main series: I. Alphabetical Administrative Correspondence, II. Personal Papers, III. Records relating to Federal Art Programs, IV. Index to Alphabetical Correspondence, and V. Scrapbooks.

Milliken's first records series, Alphabetical Administrative Correspondence, is identical in size, content, and importance to Whiting's Numbered Administrative Correspondence; only the arrangement is different. Series IV, unlike Whiting's very effective card index, is useful mostly for identifying materials that were removed from the series. Series II and V provide useful background information and document Milliken's activities outside of the museum. Series III consists of records Milliken generated as regional officer for various federally funded art programs initiated under the New Deal. More detailed descriptions of each records series are provided in this guide before the lists of files that they contain.

Unfortunately, the volume of Milliken's records do not reflect the length of his association with The Cleveland Museum of Art. It is known that Milliken himself and other museum employees periodically weeded the files, discarding many and transferring some to curatorial files.

In addition, significant collections of materials relating to William Milliken are housed in the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C., and the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio. Inventories of these materials are available to researchers in the museum's archives, and a microfilm copy of Milliken's records in the Archives of American Art can be viewed in the Ingalls Library. In addition, many of Milliken's records created in association with the WPA and other federal work relief programs are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.

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Arrangement note

By series, thereunder alphabetically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Ingalls Library and Museum Archives

11150 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH, 44106
216-707-2492
archives2@clevelandart.org

Conditions Governing Access note

Subject to review by archives staff and curatorial departments. For more information or to access this collection contact archives staff at archives2@clevelandart.org.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Art Museum Directors
  • Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • Public Works of Art Project.
  • Treasury Relief Art Project

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Collection Inventory

Alphabetical Administrative Correspondence 1930-1958   16.0 Cubic feet [48 boxes]

Scope and Contents note

This is the central correspondence file from Milliken's tenure as director, dating from 1930-1958. When Milliken became director, he apparently continued Whiting's numerical filing scheme for awhile, but at some point he (or someone on his support staff) decided to establish a new central file of director's correspondence in an alphabetical sequence by correspondent names and subject terms. Materials in each file are usually arranged chronologically, although general files, such as those pertaining to loans and objects offered, are arranged alphabetically by correspondents' names.

This series is particularly useful for researching museum operations during a period of tremendous growth and during important historical events such as the Depression and World War II. Whereas Whiting's administrative correspondence is frequently the only source for some early events, however, Milliken's is supplemented by records created in other departments during the same period. For example, most of the records pertaining to the planning and construction of the museum's 1958 building are located in the files of the buildings and grounds department (now design and facilities) and of Harold T. Clark, who was then the museum's president and legal counsel.

In addition to correspondence, this series contains transcripts from speeches and lectures, newspaper and magazine clippings, financial statements, invoices, photographs, and blueprints. Like Whiting, Milliken corresponded with art dealers, insurers, handlers, collectors, and purchasing agents, as well as artists, building architects and contractors, prominent members of the Cleveland community, and representatives from other cultural and educational institutions. In addition, his records contain internal memoranda and reports from staff in various departments, including the business office, library, buildings and grounds, prints and drawings, and textiles.

Researchers should be aware that this series is not as comprehensive as it should be, because a significant but unknown amount of materials were removed by staff in the director's and curatorial offices. It is known that William Milliken himself weeded and discarded those materials that he considered nonessential. To determine whether materials were once included, researchers should consult the card index (series IV).

Arrangement note

Alphabetical

BoxFolder

Air Raid: Personnel 1939-1942 

11

Abrams, Harry N. 1949-1958 

12

Albright Art Gallery 1934-1957 

13

Aitken, Russell Barnett: Insurance Settlement for The Dahomey Rider 1938-1955 

14

Air Raid: Art Work 1942-1950 

15

Air-Conditioning System Data 1945-1949 

16

Thomas Agnew and Sons 1933-1956 

17

Aeschilmann, Erardo 1950-1957 

18

Aero Service Corporation 1951-1952 

19

Adult Education Association 1931-1936 

110

Addressograph Sales Agency 1932-1935 

111

Addison Gallery of American Art 1939-1953 

112

Ackerman, Phyllis 1938-1939, 1944 

113

Akron Art Institute 1945-1957 

114

American Art Directory 1954-1958 

21

American Art Research Council 1942-1947 

22

American Federation of Arts 1932-1949 

23

American Craftsman's Educational Council, Inc. 1952-1955 

24

American Committee of Organization 1933-1934 

25

American Committee for the Restoration of Italian Monuments 1946-1947 

26

American Association of Museums: Manual for Registration in Museums 1953-1956 

27

American Association of Museums: Odyssey Television Series on CBS 1956 

28

Alexandra Association 1955-1956 

29

American Art Association 1932-1939 

210

American Art Annual 1932-1948 

211

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1953-1957 

212

Amateur Needlework of Today 1936 

213

Alva Studios, Inc. 1957-1958 

214

Allen, C. Howard 1954-1955 

215

American Association of Museums 1932-1957 

216

American Museum of Natural History 1939-1955 

31

American Society for Aesthetics 1944-1957 

32

American Organist 1931-1934 

33

American National Red Cross 1938-1943 

34

American Institute of Architects 1953-1955 

35

American Federation of Arts 1950-1958 

36

American Numismatic Society 1938-1947 

37

Art in America 1933-1955 

41

Art Institute of Chicago 1930-1957 

42

Arts Council of Great Britain 1955 

43

Artists Equity Association 1949-1956 

44

Artistica 1951-1956 

45

Artext Prints, Inc. 1950-1955 

46

Artcraft Printing Company 1937-1948 

47

Appointments to the Advisory Council and CMA Board of Trustees 1936-1957 

48

Art Gallery of Hamilton 1953 

49

Art Gallery of Toronto 1933-1957 

410

Art Digest 1950-1956 

411

Art Adventure League 1938 

412

Architectural Forum 1940 

413

Archaeology 1953 

414

Archaeological Institute of America 1941-1956 

415

Art News 1933-1958 

416

Belgium, Exhibitions 1951-1955 

51

Ball, Alex R. 1945-1956 

52

Baltimore Museum of Art 1931-1937 

53

Bareiss, Walter 1950-1953 

54

Albert C. Barnes Foundation 1932-1951 

55

Beaumont, Louis D. 1938-1940 

56

Louis D. Beaumont Trust 1944-1957 

57

Bahr, A.W. 1935-1953 

58

Belgian Government Information Center 1948 

59

Baldwin, Lillian Hanna (Mrs. S. Prentiss) 1939-1947 

510

Bellows, Emma (Mrs. George W.) 1936-1951 

511

Benjamin, Ruth L. 1935-1941 

512

Beaven, Grace M. 1934-1940 

513

Atlantik-Brucke e. V. 1955-1956 

514

Mary Grafton Ballou Memorial Fund 1953-1957 

515

Backer, H.E. 1949-1954 

516

Associated American Artists 1943-1949 

517

Atlanta Art Association 1956-1957 

518

Ashmolean Museum 1934-1940 

519

J.J. Augustin Incorporated Publisher 1954-1956 

520

Awards, Prizes, and Scholarships 1931-1953 

521

A-Am, Miscellaneous 

522

An-As, Miscellaneous 

523

A, Objects Offered and Acquired 

524

A, Objects Offered and Refused 

525

Bachstitz Gallery 1930-1949 

526

Association of Art Museum Directors 1934 

527

Bolton, Chester C. and Frances Payne 1934-1948 

61

Bloomington Normal Art Association: Enamels by Cleveland Artists 1930-1950 

62

Blossom, Elizabeth Bingham (Mrs. Dudley) 1936-1957 

63

Bohler, Julius 1956-1957 

64

Bole, Benjamin Patterson and Roberta Holden 1932-1949 

65

Booz, Allen and Hamilton 1957 

66

Borowski, Elie 1954-1955 

67

Boston Athenaeum Library 1948-1958 

68

Bourgeois Galleries, Inc. 1931 

69

Boyd, Fiske 1942-1943 

610

Bishop, Constance (Mrs. Robert H.) 1933-1955 

611

Bowdoin College Museum of Fine Arts 1951-1954 

612

Bequest Forms 1935-1940 

613

Brass, Italico and Alessandro 1930-1957 

614

Birmingham Museum of Art 1953-1957 

615

Benrido Company, Ltd. 1953-1956 

616

Bequests, Inquiries 1938-1951 

617

Berenson, Bernard 1932-1962 

618

Berliz, Paul O. 1950-1952 

619

Bickford, George P. 1953-1957 

620

Biddle, Brenda Fenollosa (Mrs. Moncure) 1940 

621

Bieber, Margarete 1951-1952 

622

La Biennale di Venezia, Ente Autonomo 1950-1952 

623

Bier, Herbert N. 1935-1958 

624

Berry, Burton Yost 1934-1936 

625

Butler Art Institute 1935-1948 

71

Buildings and Grounds 1937-1951 

72

Buildings and Grounds: Labor Matters (Union) 1937-1953 

73

Burdon-Muller, Rowland 1956-1957 

74

Burke, Edmund Stevenson 1942-1955 

75

Bus Service 1932-1949 

76

Byne, Arthur 1930-1935 

77

Business Office 1933-1956 

78

Byerley, Blanche A. 1934-1938 

79

Buffalo Museum of Science 1930-1946 

710

Buildings and Grounds: Fine Arts Garden 1939-1956 

711

Business Historical Society 1933-1934 

712

Broemel, Carl 1938-1949 

713

W.S. Budworth and Sons, Inc. 1932-1949 

714

Brassington, Emma 1940-1957 

715

Brehier, Louis 1950-1951 

716

Brewster, William T. 1955-1957 

717

Buildings and Grounds: Repairs and Work Estimates 1944-1958 

718

British Museum 1937-1954 

719

Brooklyn Museum 1932-1957 

720

Brummer Gallery, Inc. 1932-1953 

721

Brummer Gallery, Inc.: Assyrian Relief 1943 

722

Brussels, Museums 1933-1947 

723

Buchholz Gallery 1937-1949 

724

Budget 1939-1949 

725

British Information Services 1942-1944 

726

B, Objects Offered and Acquired 

81

California Palace of the Legion of Honor 1936-1956 

82

Cailleux 1958 

83

Br-Bu, Objects Offered and Refused 

84

Bo-By, Miscellaneous 

85

B-Bl, Miscellaneous 

86

Ba-Be, Objects Offered and Refused 

87

Bi-Bo, Objects Offered and Refused 

88

Chisholm, Grace C. (Mrs. George) 1940-1949 

91

Catholic Press, Inc. 1955 

92

Cincinnati Art Museum 1931-1957 

93

Cellini, Giuseppe 1949-1955 

94

Centre International d'Etudes des Textiles Anciens 1954-1958 

95

Ralph M. Chait Galleries 1932-1957 

96

Childs, Charles D. 1948-1954 

97

Chisholm, Louise Brigham (Mrs.Henry A.) 1937 

98

Christie, Manson, and Woods 1950-1957 

99

Cigliano, Luigi 1951-1952 

910

Carter, Clarence H. 1951-1957 

911

Cheney, Thomas 1945 

912

Louis Carre Gallery 1950 

913

Carocci, Alberto 1949-1951 

914

Carnegie Study of the Arts of the United States of America 1957-1958 

915

Carnegie Institute 1931-1958 

916

Carnegie Corporation 1930-1941 

917

Carlisle, William R. 1955-1958 

918

Carlebach Gallery 1950-1953 

919

Canton Art Institute 1956 

920

Cannon, Myrta (Mrs. Henry White) 1932-1954 

921

Catherwood Foundation 1955-1956 

922

Case School of Applied Science 1936-1949 

923

Classical Collection 1930-1949 

101

Cleveland Board of Education 1950-1953 

102

Cleveland Art Association 1930-1957 

103

Clark, Harold Terry 1931-1958 

104

City Art Museum of St. Louis 1931-1958 

105

Citizens Committee for Government Arts Projects 1941-1942 

106

Cleveland Better Business Bureau 1932-1947 

107

Cleveland Trust Company 1933-1956 

111

Cleveland Public Library 1932-1949 

112

Color Slide Cooperative 1940-1941 

113

Cleveland Recreational Arts Fund 1952-1953 

114

Cleveland School of Art 1930-1948 

115

Cleveland Sesquicentennial Commission 1945-1946 

116

Cleveland Transit System 1957 

117

Cleveland Museum of Natural History 1931-1957 

118

Coe, Ralph Mortimer 1932-1955 

119

College Art Association of America 1932-1957 

1110

P. and D. Colnaghi and Company 1930-1946 

1111

Cleveland Press 1933-1951 

1112

Cleveland Spring Festival 1951 

1113

Cleveland, City Planning Commission 1934-1945 

1114

Cleveland News 1939-1949 

1115

Cleveland Plain Dealer 1932-1956 

1116

Cleveland, City of 1933-1958 

1117

Cleveland Community Program 1939 

1118

Cleveland Council on World Affairs 1956-1957 

1119

Cleveland Foundation 1942-1957 

1120

Cleveland Hospital Service Association 1935-1948 

1121

Cleveland Institute of Art 1952-1957 

1122

Cleveland Music School Settlement 1951-1958 

1123

Cleveland Orchestra 1954-1958 

1124

Cleveland Chamber of Commerce 1931-1949 

1125

Cox, Warren E. 1942-1954 

121

C, Objects Offered, Acquired, and Refused 

122

Cranbrook Academy of Art 1945-1949 

123

Cristiani, Arturo 1946-1950 

124

Currier Gallery of Art 1949-1956 

125

C, Miscellaneous 

126

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts 1935-1958 

127

Dalton, Henry G. 1932-1940 

128

Damiron Corporation 1950-1955 

129

D'Ancona, Paolo 1951-1958 

1210

Corrigan, L. (Mrs. James) 1934-1936 

1211

Contemporary Art Association 1954-1957 

1212

Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts 1930-1957 

1213

Cox, Phyllis (Mrs. Jacob) 1953-1957 

1214

Columbia University 1939-1952 

1215

Comite International d'Histoire de l' Art 1938-1939 

1216

Consuls 1933-1956 

1217

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 1933-1956 

1218

Corcoran Gallery of Art 1933-1956 

1219

Corning Museum of Glass 1957 

1220

Corning, Warren H. 1946-1956 

1221

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center 1934-1956 

1222

Courtauld Institute of Art 1955-1956 

1223

Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. 1957 

1224

Detroit Institute of Arts 1930-1958 

131

Denmark, Museums 1950-1958 

132

Drey, Margaret H. 1951-1955 

133

Downtown Gallery 1930-1956 

134

R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company 1939-1940 

135

Dictionary of American Biography 1941-1942 

136

Des Moines Art Center 1953-1956 

137

Denver Art Museum 1949-1957 

138

Dayton Art Institute 1933-1957 

139

Demotte, Inc. 1931-1949 

1310

Diocese of Cleveland 1935-1936 

1311

Davenport Municipal Art Gallery 1939-1944 

1312

Dearth, Cornelia (Mrs. Henry) 1934-1938 

1313

de Hauke, Cesar 1932-1957 

1314

Dauby, Nathan L. 1955-1956 

1315

M.H. de Young Memorial Museum 1931-1957 

1316

Delmar, Emil 1947-1958 

1317

Education Department: Extensions Division 1931-1952 

141

Dupont, Jacques 1950-1955 

142

Education Department: Clubs, Conventions, and Talks 1931-1949 

143

Education Department 1931-1955 

144

D, Objects Offered, Acquired, and Refused 

145

D, Miscellaneous 

146

Education Department: Exhibits 1931-1938 

147

Duveen Brothers, Inc. 1931-1950 

148

Durand-Ruel, Inc. 1933-1939 

149

Dunn, Louise 1939-1958 

1410

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1938-1954 

1411

Dudensing, Valentine F. 1943-1949 

1412

Paul Drey Gallery 1932-1957 

1413

Durlacher Brothers 1932-1956 

1414

Emergency Procedures 1950-1957 

151

Elsberg, H.A. 1935-1940 

152

Education Department: Personnel 1950-1957 

153

E, Objects Offered, Acquired, and Refused 

154

E, Miscellaneous 

155

Everett, Josephine P. (Mrs. Henry) 1932-1943 

156

Eisemann, Heinrich 1950-1957 

157

Education Department: Films 1932-1949 

158

Eilenberg, S. 1956-1958 

159

Eells, Howard P. 1934-1948 

1510

Education Department: Spanish Child Welfare Project 1938-1939 

1511

Education Department: School Systems 1931-1949 

1512

Employment Applications 1932-1949 

1513

Freer Gallery of Art 1938-1949 

161

Forti, Vittorio 1952-1958 

162

Fort Wayne Art School and Museum 1952-1957 

163

Fort Wayne Art Association 1951-1956 

164

Frackelton, Constance 1955 

165

France, Museums 1950-1958 

166

Francis, Henry Sayles 1931-1957 

167

Folio Club 1952-1953 

168

Frary, Ihna T. 1946-1958 

169

Fouche, Helene M. 1944-1946 

1610

French and Company 1932-1958 

1611

Ford Foundation 1954-1957 

1612

Franco-American Audio-Visual Distribution Center 1948 

1613

Ferargil Galleries 1931-1939 

1614

Frames 1947-1959 

1615

Ernest Flammarion Library 1956-1957 

1616

Fairmount Temple 1956 

1617

Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors 1954-1956 

1618

Feininger, Lyonel 1952-1957 

1619

Feist, Hans 1938-1947 

1620

Ferguson, John C. 1932 

1621

Fine Arts Associates 1950-1954 

1622

Fine Arts Club of Arkansas 1957 

1623

Fine Arts Garden: Old Cozad Farm Millstone 1928-1937 

1624

Fink, Colin G.: Conservation of Mrs. Norweb's Bronze Statue 1931-1938 

1625

Fish, Grace (Mrs. Frederick) 1931-1936 

1626

Feiss, Paul 1932-1953 

1627

French Cultural Counselor 1950-1958 

171

Fulbright Scholarship: Keith Kitts 1950-1951 

172

Funds, N-Z 

173

Funds, B-M 

174

Friends of the Federal Art Project 1939 

175

French, Hollis 1922-1949 

176

Frick Art Reference Library 1931-1955 

177

General Education Board 1935-1943 

188

German Cultural Counselor 1953-1955 

189

Goldschmidt, Julius F. 1930-1952 

1810

Golden Gate International Exposition 1938-1940 

1811

Gloeckner, Andre 1957-1958 

1812

Ginn, Frank 1932-1938 

1813

Gimpel, Rene 1936-1937 

1814

Gimbel Brothers 1948 

1815

Germany (Munich), Museums 1938-1958 

1816

Geneva, Museums 1956-1957 

1817

Gage, George W. 1932-1939 

1818

Gazette des Beaux-Arts 1956-1957 

1819

F, Objects Offered, Acquired, and Refused 

1820

Galerie Dr. Griebert 1954 

1821

Gallien, Jean H. and A. Gurnee 1955-1958 

1822

Game of Artists 1946-1949 

1823

Garden Center of Greater Cleveland 1933-1956 

1824

Garden Club of America 1932-1949 

1825

Garden Court 1948-1949 

1826

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 1941-1948 

1827

Germany, Museums 1937-1958 

1828

F, Miscellaneous 

1829

Greene, Edward Belden 1931-1957 

191

Griesinger, Frank 1952-1958 

192

G, Objects Offered and Refused 

193

G, Objects Offered and Acquired 

194

G, Miscellaneous 

195

Gund, George 1943-1956 

196

Guggenheim Foundation 1929-1957 

197

Guest Lists 1947-1956 

198

Guardian Trust Company 1929-1934 

199

Goodman-Walker, Inc. 1932-1941 

1910

Greene, William E. 1955-1957 

1911

Grasselli Family 1952-1956 

1912

Grand Rapids Art Gallery 1940-1951 

1913

Grand Central Art Galleries 1938 

1914

Gowen, Albert 1946 

1915

Gorham Company 1945-1946 

1916

Goodspeed's Book Shop 1932-1941 

1917

Gries, Robert Hays 1953-1958 

1918

Hays, J. Byers 1954-1958 

201

Healey, Sumner 1931-1932 

202

Heeramaneck Galleries 1930-1958 

203

Heimann, Jacob M. 1938-1949 

204

Heinemann, Phil. Fritz D. 1956-1958 

205

Hekendorn Estate 1954-1957 

206

Herrick, Parmely 1932-1936 

207

Helft, Jacques 1955 

208

Havens, Kate E. 1934-1935 

209

Hesparia Art 1950-1952 

2010

John Herron Art Institute 1931-1957 

2011

Hanna, Claire (Mrs. Howard) 1951-1958 

2012

Hassam, Kathleen Doane (Mrs. Childe) 1940 

2013

Hahn, Edgar A. 1950-1958 

2014

Halle Brothers 1933-1949 

2015

Hackley Art Gallery 1949 

2016

Hanna, Coralie Walker 1939-1957 

2017

Hanna, Leonard Colton 1932-1958 

2018

Hard, Flora E. 1928-1940 

2019

Harkness, Edward S. 1937-1948 

2020

Harkness, Mary Stillman (Mrs. Edward) 1930-1950 

2021

Harvard University 1930-1959 

2022

Haines, Elisabeth C. 1935-1939 

2023

Hill-Stead Museum 1951 

211

House Beautiful 1947-1948 

212

Howard University 1953-1956 

213

Howell, Alice K. 1954-1957 

214

Hudson Forwarding and Shipping Company 1937-1938 

215

Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery 1932-1949 

216

John Huntington Memorial Tablet 1931-1932 

217

Hyde, James H. 1947-1953 

218

Hyperion Press 1955-1956 

219

Hotels 1937-1949 

2110

He-Hy Miscellaneous 

2111

Hubbell and Benes Company 1946-1949 

2112

Ha, Miscellaneous 

2113

Hitchcock, Lawrence 1934 

2114

Humphreys, Helen 1943-1957 

2115

Hornung, Gertrude 1954-1955 

2116

Hispanic Society of America 1934-1953 

2117

Hobart, Richard B. 1954-1957 

2118

Hochstadter, Walter 1942-1958 

2119

Hoesen, V.E. van 1950-1951 

2120

Hoffman, Malvina 1936-1947 

2121

Holden Collection and Gallery 1932-1945 

2122

Holden, Guerdon S. 1932-1956 

2123

Hollis, Howard Coonley 1933-1956 

2124

Honolulu Academy of Arts 1944-1950 

2125

Hord, John Huntington 1931-1949 

2126

Hirsch, Jacob 1933-1955 

2127

Institute of Contemporary Art 1948-1956 

221

Inter-American Relations in the Field of Art 1938-1940 

222

International Council of Museums: Correspondence 1950-1957 

223

International Council of Museums: Brochures and Conference Reports 1939-1958 

224

International Cooperation Among Museums 1948-1949 

225

International Center of Romanesque Art 1957-1958 

226

International Academy of Ceramics 1957 

227

Intermuseum Conservation Association 1954 

228

Insurance for War Damage 1942 

229

Institute of Modern Art 1943-1946 

2210

Inglis, Richard 1933-1940 

2211

Ingalls Family 1932-1958 

2212

Indiana University 1957 

2213

H, Objects Offered, Acquired, and Refused 

2214

Insurance Survey 1952 

2215

Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes 1948 

2216

Italy, Museums 1951-1958 

231

I, Miscellaneous 

232

Internationaler Verband von Museumsbeamten 1933-1953 

233

International Museums Office 1932-1934 

234

International Institute for the Conservation of Museum Objects 1952-1957 

235

International Exhibition of Chinese Art 1935 

236

International Council of Museums: Educational Work 1947-1954 

237

International Council of Museums: UNESCO 1954-1957 

238

Edouard Jonas of Paris, Inc. 1931-1949 

239

Joslyn Art Museum 1950-1957 

2310

John Price Jones Corporation 1920-1953 

2312

Italy, Exhibitions 1949-1957 

2313

Johnson, Philip 1957 

2314

Johnson, Homer H. 1956-1957 

2315

Johns Hopkins University 1947-1948 

2316

Japan, Museums 1951-1955 

2317

Jaffe, Arthur 1932-1956 

2318

I, Objects Offered, Acquired, and Refused 

2319

Jones, William Powell 1952-1957 

2320

Fanny Thrall (Mrs. Ralph) King Estate 1951-1956 

241

Kent, Henry Watson 1941-1949 

242

Keppel and Company 1932-1941 

243

Kevorkian Foundation 1953-1954 

244

Kevorkian, Hagop 1932-1946 

245

King, Fanny Thrall (Mrs. Ralph) 1932-1949 

246

King, Louise Baldwin (Mrs. Woods) 1947-1957 

247

King, Marian 1957 

248

F. Kleinberger and Company 1931-1962 

249

Klejman, J.J. 1955-1957 

2410

Kenmore Association 1954 

2411

M. Knoedler and Company, 1932-1957 

2412

Kennedy and Company 1921-1955 

2413

Kneipp Springs Sanitorium: Treatment of William S. Anderson 1947 

2414

J, Miscellaneous 

2415

Kenyon College 1936-1947 

2416

Junior League of Cleveland 1934-1956 

2417

Kendrick, George S. 1936-1953 

2418

J, Objects Offered, Acquired and Refused 

2419

Kahn, I. Theodore 1951-1956 

2420

Kansas, Museums 1949 

2421

Karamu House 1941-1957 

2422

Kelekian, Dikran G. 1931-1949 

2423

Keller, Henry 1934-1948 

2424

Kelley, Alfred and Elizabeth 1941 

2425

Hermon A. Kelley Library Fund 1930-1942 

2426

Horace Kelley Art Foundation 1930 

2427

Kast, Pauline 1931-1933 

2428

Junior Council 1946-1957 

2429

Loans, A-C 

251

Lenihan Insurance Company 1931 

252

John Levy Galleries 1934-1951 

253

Julien Levy Gallery 1935-1937 

254

Libraries 1930-1945 

255

Library of Congress 1934-1947 

256

Marie Sterner Lintott 1932-1944 

257

Lion, Louis 1930-1949 

258

Lissim, Simon 1957 

259

Max Littwitz, Inc. 1934-1947 

2510

Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1950-1954 

2511

Kunsthalle Basel 1952-1953 

2512

Leisy, Herbert 1949-1956 

2513

J.J. Little and Ives Company, Inc. 1955 

2514

Kubinyi, Kalman 1950-1958 

2515

K, Objects Offered, Acquired, and Refused 

2516

Komor, Mathias 1946-1957 

2517

Kraushaar Galleries 1932-1958 

2518

Leinberger Cross 1938-1946 

2519

Kronig, Wolfgang 1957 

2520

Kulas, Fynette Hill (Mrs. Elroy J.) 1952-1957 

2521

K, Miscellaneous 

2522

David M. Koetser Gallery 1955 

2523

Lake Erie College 1952-1957 

2524

Lamont, Frances 1950-1955 

2525

Lederer, Erich 1950-1954 

2526

Lees-McRae College 1941-1942 

2527

Samuel H. Kress Collection 1939 

2528

Lugt, Fritz 1955-1956 

261

Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1935-1957 

262

Lucas, John and Siki 1951-1956 

263

Louvre Museum 1930-1957 

264

Louisville Art Association 1936-1948 

265

Losbichler, Ludwig 1953-1954 

266

Loo, C.T. 1941-1957 

267

Loewi, Adolph H. 1938-1958 

268

Loans, N-Z 

269

Loans, G-M 

2610

Loans, D-F 

2611

Lothrop, Samuel 1951-1952 

2612

Los Angeles County 1938-1958 

2613

William Macbeth, Inc. 1932-1948 

271

Mather, William Gwinn and Elizabeth Ring 1930-1958 

272

Mather, Frank Jewett 1944 

273

Masterpieces of Art from the New York World's Fair 1938-1940 

274

Mallon, Paul and Marguerite 1930-1957 

275

L, Objects Offered, Acquired, and Refused 

276

L, Miscellaneous 

277

Lyman Allyn Museum 1931-1954 

278

Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd. 1951 

279

Miami University 1955-1959 

281

Membership Certificates 1956-1960 

282

Miestchaninoff, Beatrice (Mrs. Oscar) 1957 

283

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1931-1960 

284

Mesopotamia Expedition 1929-1935 

285

Memorial Gifts 1934-1949 

286

Membership Department 1940-1950 

287

Mell, Margaret 1953-1954 

288

Medical Center Company 1940-1962 

289

Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute 1954-1956 

2810

McDougall, Elsie B. 1937 

2811

McBride, Malcolm and Lucia 1935-1949 

2812

Mayuyama and Company 1952-1958 

2813

Pierre Matisse Gallery 1936-1952 

2814

Matthiesen Gallery 1952-1956 

2815

Mostra Di Paolo Veronese 1939 

291

Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute 1952-1957 

292

Musee de Dijon 1940-1957 

293

Musee de l'Orangerie: Exhibition of 19th-Century French Paintings from American Collections 1953-1955 

294

Museum Conferences 1954-1958 

295

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1930-1957 

296

Morse, John D. 1953-1955 

297

Miller, Otto 1934-1947 

298

Museum of Costume Art 1939-1955 

299

Minassian, Adrienne 1952-1958 

2910

Milliken, William Mathewson: Retirement 1952-1958 

2911

Museum of Fine Arts of Houston 1953-1958 

2912

Millikin, Marta Abba 1953-1958 

2913

Moore, Fanny Hanna 1951-1958 

2914

Millikin, Severance and Greta 1936-1958 

2915

Milwaukee Art Institute 1932-1957 

2916

Minneapolis Institute of Art 1932-1957 

2917

Mint Museum of Art 1954 

2918

Mont, Frederick 1951-1958 

2919

Montclair Art Museum 1951-1955 

2920

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 1949-1952 

2921

Mo-Mu, Miscellaneous 

301

National City Bank of Cleveland 1950-1956 

302

National Academy of Design 1931-1955 

303

Nagatani, Inc. 1955-1958 

304

M, Objects Offered and Acquired 

305

National Committee for Art Appreciation 1937 

306

Musical Arts 1938-1952 

307

Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art 1943 

308

Museum of Modern Art: Customs Committee 1949-1954 

309

Museum of Modern Art 1932-1958 

3010

M-Mi, Miscellaneous, 

3011

M, Objects Offered and Refused 

3012

N, Miscellaneous 

311

Newberry, Mary W. 1933-1934 

312

Oberlin College 1930-1958 

313

Nicola, K.V. 1933 

314

Newhouse Galleries 1930-1944 

315

Norton, Laurence H. 1953-1956 

316

Norweb Foundation 1954-1957 

317

Nott, Stanley C. 1941-1942 

318

N, Objects Offered, Acquired, and Refused 

319

Newark Museum 1935-1957 

3110

Norweb, R. Henry and Emery May 1930-1958 

3111

National Gallery of Art, Wasington, D.C. 1933-1958 

3112

New York University, Institute of Fine Arts 1933-1954 

3113

National Gallery, London 1951-1956 

3114

National Gallery of Canada 1931-1958 

3115

National Gallery of Ireland 1930-1931 

3116

National Recovery Administration 1933-1934 

3117

National Sculpture Society 1946-1949 

3118

William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art 1931-1956 

3119

Netherlands, Museums 1934-1957 

3120

New York Graphic Society 1955-1956 

3121

New York Public Library 1935-1950 

3122

North Carolina Museum of Art 1956-1957 

3123

Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society 1938-1949 

321

Olsen Press 1952-1957 

322

O, Objects Offered, Acquired, and Refused 

323

O, Miscellaneous 

324

Owen, Richard 1932-1934 

325

Oriental Department 1930-1949 

326

Oriental Art Gallery 1956-1957 

327

Olympic Games Exhibition 1932 

328

O'Keeffe, Georgia 1937-1953 

329

Ohio State University 1938-1956 

3210

Ohio Sesquicentennial Commission 1951-1953 

3211

Ohio, Museums 1932-1945 

3212

Ohio Bell Telephone Company 1935-1949 

3213

Ogunquit Museum 1954-1955 

3214

Ohio University 1949-1954 

3215

Parsons, Harold Woodbury: Forgery of Bronze Diana 1951-1952 

331

Paris, Museums 1952-1957 

332

Penton, John A. 1948-1955 

333

Pension Trust 1943-1947 

334

Permission to Lend Museum Objects 

335

Pennsylvania Museum of Art 1932-1938 

336

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1954-1955 

337

Pasadena Art Institute 1950-1953 

338

Parrish Art Museum 1957 

339

Parmelee, Alice M. (Mrs. James) 1931-1940 

3310

Parkin, Margaret R. 1953-1956 

3311

Park, Minna D. (Mrs. Lawrence) 1932 

3312

Pareto, Aurelio L. 1938-1941 

3313

Parke-Bernet Galleries 1949 

3314

Parsons, Harold Woodbury 1930-1957 

3315

Philadelphia Art Alliance 1946 

341

Philadelphia Museum of Art 1938-1955 

342

Peterson, W. 1934 

343

Perzynski, Friedrich 1936-1937 

344

Personal Property Book 1928-1960 

345

Permission to Publish 

346

Prasse, Leona E. 1950-1958 

351

Prints Department 1932-1949 

352

Print Club 1950-1957 

353

Princeton University: Excavations at Antioch 1931 

354

Princeton University 1933-1948 

355

Preservation of Museum Objects 1929-1949 

356

Prentiss, Francis Fleury 1930-1938 

357

Prentiss, Elisabeth Severance Allen 1932-1949 

358

Prendergast, Maurice B. 1931 

359

Pollock, Mary 1941 

3510

Publication Costs 1930-1952 

3511

Philip, Josephine 1954-1957 

3512

Philbrook Art Center 1950-1952 

3513

Phillips Memorial Gallery 1930-1948 

3514

Photography and Printing 1930-1950 

3515

Pierpont Morgan Library 1932-1958 

3516

Plaster Casts for Hans Wentzel 1953-1955 

3517

Plum, Matthias and Ann 1956-1957 

3518

Porcella, Amadore 1936-1957 

3519

Pope, Arthur Upham 1930-1943 

3520

Portland Art Museum 1941-1954 

3521

Rebay, Hilla 1953-1957 

361

Rhode Island School of Design 1931-1956 

362

Rorimer-Brooks Company 1944-1949 

363

Rogers, Grace Rainey 1941-1950 

364

Rockefeller, John D., Jr. 1937-1957 

365

Rochester Memorial Art Gallery 1930-1950 

366

Rijksmuseum 1947-1957 

367

Riemenschneider, Albert 1933-1946 

368

Rice, D.S. 1954-1958 

369

P, Objects Offered and Refused 

3610

Rewald, John 1948-1955 

3611

P, Miscellaneous 

3612

Quimby, Arthur 1937-1957 

3613

Q, Objects Offered and Refused 

3614

Radio 1932-1944 

3615

Ravenna Altar Front 1949-1950 

3616

Raymond and Raymond, Inc. 1934-1946 

3617

Registrar 1931-1949 

3618

Russell, Dorothea 1930-1931 

371

Saginaw Museum 1948-1949 

372

Saffold, J. Webb 1945-1949 

373

Sachs, Paul J. 1934-1951 

374

Sachs, Arthur 1928-1958 

375

R, Objects Offered and Refused 

376

R, Objects Offered and Acquired 

377

R, Miscellaneous 

378

Salmagundi Club 1949 

379

Rose, Milton Curtiss 1954-1955 

3710

Rosenberg, James N. 1950-1957 

3711

Paul Rosenberg and Company 1941-1958 

3712

Rosenberg and Stiebel, Inc. 1942-1958 

3713

Rosicrucian Egyptian Oriental Museum 1938-1952 

3714

Ross, Cary 1934-1935 

3715

Ross, Marvin Chauncey 1932-1958 

3716

Roullier Art Gallery, Albert 1932-1941 

3717

Royal Academy: Exhibition of American Art 1939-1941 

3718

Royal Ontario Museum 1938-1950 

3719

SanGiorgi Galleria 1932-1934 

381

Schmitt, Ralph S. 1952-1956 

382

Arnold Seligmann, Rey and Company 1930-1948 

383

Seligmann, Andre J. 1932-1941 

384

Seattle Art Museum 1948-1957 

385

Scott and Fowles 1951-1953 

386

Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation 1933-1955 

387

Schniewind, Elma M. 1950-1957 

388

Schmidt, Guillermo R. 1931-1935 

389

Schafer, Frances (Mrs. Gilbert) 1949-1957 

3810

Schaeffer Galleries, Inc. 1941-1958 

3811

Salvatore, Victor 1937-1941 

3812

Santa Barbara Museum of Art 1941-1956 

3813

Jacques Seligmann and Company 1931-1949 

3814

San Francisco Museum of Art 1935-1958 

3815

San Diego Fine Arts Gallery 1935-1938 

3816

Schab, William H. 1951-1958 

3817

Simkhovitch, Vladimir 1945-Feb. 1953 

391

Shreve, Crump and Low Company 1934-1942 

392

Severance, John Long 1930-1940 

393

Jacques Seligmann and Company 1950-1958 

394

Society of Medalists 1931-1949 

401

South Bend Art Association 1950 

402

Sommer, William 1936-1946 

403

Society of the Four Arts 1952-1956 

404

Society of Arts and Crafts 1949 

405

Social Security Act 1936-1950 

406

Smith, Kelvin 1955-1958 

407

Smith College Museum of Art 1935-1957 

408

Smart, E. Hodgson 1932 

409

Skylight Questionnaire 1953 

4010

Skylight and Roof Repairs 1916-1954 

4011

Simkhovitch, Vladimir, March 1953-1957 

4012

Smithsonian Institution 1952-1957 

4013

Sotheby and Company 1950-1956 

4014

Suhr, William 1932-1958 

411

Stendahl, Earl L. 1951-1954 

412

Stermole, Robert W. 1956-1958 

413

Stern, Frederic 1941-1948 

414

Stieglitz, Alfred 1932-1947 

415

Stoclet, Philippe and Michele 1950-1956 

416

Stone, Louise (Mrs. Edgar) 1958 

417

Strong, William A. 1952-1957 

418

Stehli Brothers 1954-1958 

419

Stora, R. 1930-1958 

4110

Spink, C. Marshall 1954-1955 

4111

Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts 1930-1958 

4112

Stechow, Wolfgang 1939-1940 

4113

J.B. Speed Art Museum 1957 

4114

Spink and Sons 1930-1954 

4115

Sportsmen Show 1949 

4116

Springfield Museum of Fine Arts 1936-1954 

4117

Squire, Eleanore (Mrs. Andrew) 1930-1931 

4118

Squire, Sanders and Dempsey 1930-1931 

4119

Stanford University 1954-1955 

4120

Spark, Victor D. 1945-1958 

4121

Si-Sz, Miscellaneous 

421

J.T. Tai and Company 1953-1958 

422

Taxes 1932-1957 

423

Tate Gallery 1940-1957 

424

Taplin, Frank E. 1950-1957 

425

Taft Museum 1950-1953 

426

S, Objects Offered and Acquired 

427

S-Sh, Miscellaneous 

428

S, Objects Offered and Refused 

429

Ton-Ying and Company 1932-1957 

431

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 1947-1949 

432

UNESCO 1943-1949 

433

T, Objects Offered, Acquired and Refused 

434

T, Miscellaneous 

435

Treuhaft, William C. 1952-1957 

436

The Temple 1955-1958 

437

Toledo Museum of Art 1931-1957 

438

Tietze, Hans 1935-1939 

439

Textiles Department 1931-1952 

4310

Ternbach, Joseph 1952-1954 

4311

Termites 1955-1956 

4312

Tishman, Paul 1956-1958 

4313

United States Post Office 1933-1941 

441

University Circle Development Foundation 1952-1955 

442

United States Government 1930-1958 

443

UNESCO: Printed Material 1947-1958 

444

UNESCO: American Federation of Arts Committee 1949-1950 

445

UNESCO 1951-1958 

446

United States, Galleries 1936-1949 

447

Vose Galleries of Boston 1939-1957 

451

Wade Park Develoopment 1940 

452

U, Objects Offered, Acquired, and Refused 

453

Universities, General ( by name of university) 

454

Vancouver Art Gallery 1952-1955 

455

Ventura, Giovanna 1950-1956 

456

Wade, George Garretson 1950-1957 

457

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 1950-1958 

458

V, Miscellaneous 

459

V, Objects Offered, Acquired, and Refused 

4510

U, Miscellaneous 

4511

Victoria and Albert Museum 1932-1955 

4512

University of Chicago 1934-1949 

4513

University of Toronto 1946-1949 

4514

Valentiner, William R. 1954-1957 

4515

University of California 1954-1957 

4516

University of Georgia 1952-1958 

4517

University of Illinois 1950-1956 

4518

University of Kansas Museum of Art 1954-1957 

4519

University of Louisville 1941-1955 

4520

University of Miami 1951-1956 

4521

University of Michigan 1935-1949 

4522

University of Minnesota 1938-1957 

4523

University of Notre Dame 1957 

4524

University of Pennsylvania Museum 1931-1957 

4525

University Circle Development Foundation 1956-1958 

4526

Weyhe Gallery 1957 

461

Welfare Federation 1951-1957 

462

Whitney Museum of American Art 1931-1955 

463

Whiting, Frederic Allen 1930-1953 

464

Western Union Telegraph Company 1930-1931 

465

Western Reserve University 1931-1957 

466

Western Reserve Historical Society 1937-1957 

467

Wells Objects of Art, Inc. 1938-1939 

468

Wadsworth Atheneum 1934-1957 

469

Warner, Langdon 1936-1949 

4610

Cornelia Blakemore Warner Bequest 1947-1950 

4611

Warner, Cornelia Blakemore 1930-1943 

4612

War Memorial Advisory Council 1946-1947 

4613

Walters Art Gallery 1934-1957 

4614

Wallace Collection 1950-1957 

4615

Walker Art Center 1949-1956 

4616

Whitney, Edward S. 1932-1966 

4617

Weaver, Robert A. 1934-1956 

4618

Winnipeg Art Gallery 1950-1958 

471

Wise, John 1939-1958 

472

Witt, Robert 1932-1951 

473

Wolkenberg, Alfred 1946-1947 

474

Worcester Art Museum 1933-1955 

475

Wise, Samuel D. 1942-1956 

476

Winfield Foundation 1953-1956 

477

Wright, Henrietta Stone 1941-1942 

478

H.W. Wilson, Inc. 1932-1942 

479

Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts 1951-1959 

4710

Williams, Lewis Blair 1934-1957 

4711

Williams College 1953-1957 

4712

Willard Gallery 1957 

4713

Wildenstein and Company 1931-1957 

4714

Wilson, R. Thornton 1946-1952 

4715

Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum 1952-1957 

4716

W-Wh, Miscellaneous 

481

X-Z, Objects Offered and Acquired 

482

X-Z, Miscellaneous 

483

Zinser, Richard H. 1940-1956 

484

Yamanaka and Company 1932-1958 

485

Yale University 1930-1957 

486

W, Objects Offered and Refused 

487

Wi-Wy, Miscellaneous 

488

X-Z, Objects Offered and Refused 

489

W, Objects Offered and Acquired 

4810

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Alphabetical

Scope and Contents note

This records series documents Milliken's personal life and is arranged alphabetically by document type. About one quarter of Milliken's personal papers consists of three drafts of his book, tentatively called Stories Behind the Museum Collection, which was never published (see box 50). The remainder is a miscellany of Christmas cards, personal correspondence, souvenir books, poems, jottings, sketches, and other materials.

Researchers should be aware that personal papers and memorabilia comprise most of the two collections housed with the Archives of American Art and the Western Reserve Historical Society. Inventories of materials held in those repositories are available in the museum's archives. A microfilm copy of Milliken's papers in the Archives of American Art can also be viewed in the Ingalls Library.

Certificate as Gran Mastro dell'Ordine della Corona d'Italia, 21 March 1938 (O-2-2-3) 

Diploma for the New Sweden Medal confered 27 June 1939 (O-2-2-3) 

Condolences on the death of William Milliken from the City of Cleveland, 17 March 1978 (copy) (O-2-2-3) 

Leather case containing medals bestowed by various governments and organizations (including a WWI service medal), and club pins (oversize shelf 25-4) 

Ursuline College Ursula Laurus Medal award, 4 June 1963 (O-2-2-3) 

BoxFolder

Articles by William M. Milliken 

491

Articles by Other Authors 

492

Awards and Honors 

493

Book Reviews 

494

Christmas Cards 

495

Correspondence 1919-1974 

496

Correspondence with and about Hugh Kennedy Milliken 1936-1954 

497

Draft Manuscripts about The Cleveland Museum of Art Collection 

501-6

Histoire de l'Art, annotated by William Milliken 

511

Interview with Dennis Barrie 1974 

512

Italian Cultural Garden: Sketch of Wrought Iron Gate 

513

Memorabilia 

514

Newspaper Articles and Resumes 

515

Notes 

516

Notes on Chief Works of the Prado museum 

517

Notes on Objects in European Collections 

521

Organizations: General 

522

Organizations: Cenacolo di Cultura Italiano 1934-1957 

523

Organizations: Church of the Covenant 1926-1958 

524

Organizations: Development Committee 1940-1947 

525

Organizations: Newcomen Society in North America 

526

Organizations: The Novel Club 

527

Organizations: The Rowfant Club 

528

Pastel Drawing of William Milliken, Artist Unknown 

529

Personal Finances 1955-1956 

5210

Personal Finances: Income Taxes 1920-1955 

5211

Poetry 

5212

Princeton University 1942-1958 

5213

Princeton University: Book titled Ten Years Out of Princeton 1922 

531

Princeton University: Book from the 25th Reunion of the Class of 1911 

532

Princeton University: Visiting Committee of the Department of Art and Archaeology 1933-1957 

533

Scrapbooks 

534

Souvenir Book of The War Record of the 5th Company Second Plattsburg Training Camp 

535

Speeches 

536

Travel 

537

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Records relating to Federal Art Programs 1933-1943   1.0 Cubic feet  [3 boxes]

Scope and Contents note

This section documents William Milliken's work for federal art programs of the New Deal. It is arranged primarily by program--either the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) or the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP)--and then by subject and date. Included in the files are correspondence with artists and administrators in Columbus and Washington, D.C., pamphlets, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, ledgers, and photographs of art works. Of particular interest is Milliken's journal of his work for the PWAP, found in the folder titled "Cleveland Artists and their Projects" in box 54. Arranged by artists' names, it provides titles and descriptions of projects assigned, as well as a daily journal of progress for each project. Also, all of the files pertaining to TRAP projects planned for post offices in Ohio and Illinois (in boxes 55-56) contained blueprints that have since been removed to oversize storage but are available to researchers.

Most of the records documenting federal art programs in Ohio and the Midwest are housed in the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.

For more information about William Milliken's work for federal art programs of the New Deal, see Karal Ann Marling's article cited in the bibliography.

Arrangement note

By program, thereunder alphabetically

BoxFolder

Artists in Civil Conservation Corps, Includes photographs. 1934-1935 

541

Correspondence [3 folders] 1934-1943 

542

Public Works of Art Project (PWAP): General, 1934. Included map of PWAP regions and ledger book that have been transferred to oversize storage. 1934 

543

PWAP: Traveling Exhibit of Painting and Sculpture Created for Federal Buildings 1934-1937 

544

PWAP: Cleveland Artists and Their Projects 1933-1934 

545

PWAP: Clippings 1933-1934 

546

PWAP: Employment Applications from Artists 1933-1934 

551

PWAP: Minutes 1933 

552

PWAP: Photographs of Works of Art [3 folders] 

553

Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP): Bulletins [2 folders] 1935-1939 

554

TRAP: Correspondence with Artists 1935-1937 

561

TRAP: Competitions for Murals in Ohio Post Offices 1934-1940 

562

TRAP: Competition for Mural in Barnesville, Ohio, Post Office 1935-1938 

563

TRAP: Competition for Mural in Cleveland, Ohio, Post Office 1935-1938 

564

TRAP: Competition for Mural in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Post Office 1940-1943 

565

TRAP: Competition for Mural in Decatur, Illinois, Post Office 1936 

566

TRAP: Competition for Mural in Portsmouth, Ohio, Post Office 1935-1938 

567

TRAP: Competition for Mural in Ravenna, Ohio, Post Office 1935-1939 

568

TRAP: Competition for Mural in Springfield, Ohio, Post Office 1935-1939 

569

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Index to Alphabetical Correspondence 1930-1958   1.6 Cubic feet  [10 3x5" card boxes]

Arrangement note

Alphabetically

Scope and Contents note

This is a 3" x 5" card file to correspondence received by the first two directors, although it appears to be a more comprehensive index for Milliken's administrative correspondence. The cards are arranged alphabetically by correspondents' names, under which are noted the dates and contents of the letter(s) received and an abbreviation for the director to whom the correspondence was addressed (i.e., M or W).

This is not an effective tool for locating specific letters, however, since it does not identify the numbers or names of folders in which incoming correspondence was filed. Researchers interested in Whiting's correspondence should use the card file described in this finding aid under the records of Frederic Allen Whiting, series IV. Those searching through Milliken's correspondence can use this index only to verify that Milliken did receive correspondence from a specific person or institution.

BoxFolder

Abbot - Bryson 

57

Bubna - de Lorm 

581

de Marco - Gizewski 

591

Glackens - Hittenraach 

601

Hoban - Kozma 

611

Kracke- McVey 

621

Mead - Pedersen 

631

Peele - Samuels 

641

Sandberg - Teyral 

651

Thacher - Zwingmann 

661

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Scrapbooks 1937-1955    [6 boxes of microfilm]

Scope and Contents note

This series consists mostly of newspaper and magazine articles that William Milliken collected and pasted into individual scrapbooks in chronological order. The scrapbooks--available on microfilm--generally tend to memorialize significant events at the museum during Milliken's tenure as director, although they also include a small amount of personal memorabilia (e.g., theater tickets, menus, and invitations).

Reel

Microfilm Reel 1, 4 July 1937-13 May 1945 (2 copies, one positive and one negative) 

1

Microfilm Reel 2, 12 May 1945-30 May 1948 (2 copies, one positive and one negative) 

2

Microfilm Reel 3, June 1948-May 1950 (2 copies, one positive and one negative) 

3

Microfilm Reel 4, Oct. 1949-May 1950, 14 May 1950-3 March 1951 

4

Microfilm Reel 5, Feb. 1951-Jan. 1952, 13 Jan. 1952-7 Nov. 1952 

5

Microfilm Reel 6, 8 Nov. 1952-22 May 1953, Feb.-Dec. 1955 

6

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Transcripts of Radio Talks [on microfilm] ca. 1934-1951    [3 boxes of microfilm]

Arrangement note

Chronologically

Scope and Contents note

These are transcripts of radio talks given by Milliken and other museum staff on local radio stations. No audio accompanies these transcripts.

Reel

ca. 1934, 1939 

1

ca. 1951 [includes May Show radio talks] 

2

ca. 1927 - 1950 

3

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