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Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 97-091

Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation

Records, with related papers of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1945-1974

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation
Title: Records, with related papers of Joseph H. Hirshhorn
Dates: 1945-1974
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 97-091
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of the Hirshhorn Foundation and include information on art-related activities; correspondence with artists, collectors, galleries, patrons and art institutions on a variety of topics and issues; records regarding the Foundation's art lending program; inventories of the art collections stored in various leased facilities; records on the negotiations about giving the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection to London; and records documenting Mr. Hirshhorn's responsibilities as a trustee of the Archives of American Art, including correspondence with the artists Jacques Lipchitz, Raphael Soyer and Hugo Robus.

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This accession consists of the records of the Hirshhorn Foundation include information on art-related activities; correspondence with artists, collectors, galleries, patrons and art institutions on a variety of topics and issues; records regarding the Foundation's art lending program; inventories of the art collections stored in various leased facilities; records on the negotiations about giving the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection to London; and records documenting Mr. Hirshhorn's responsibilities as a trustee of the Archives of American Art, including correspondence with the artists Jacques Lipchitz, Raphael Soyer and Hugo Robus.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-091, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, Records, with related papers of Joseph H. Hirshhorn

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Container List

Box 1

Gifts: Set of Reginald Marsh Prints - ordered from the Whitney Museum of American Art for the Foundation by a Mrs. Groba, 1960

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Gifts: Seated Man by Willem de Kooning, given by the artist (photocopy), 1960

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Foundation Loans, 1963-1964

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Foundation Loans, 1965-1966

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Foundation Loans, 1967-1968

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Foundation Loans, 1961-1962

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Foundation Loans, 1969-1960: exhibition catalog of American Federation of Arts, "Ten Modern Masters of American Art: 30 Works Selected from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection"

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Correspondence: Joseph Hirshhorn and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1967

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Invoices: James J. Lebron, Special Services to the Fine Arts, 1969

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Correspondence: Mrs. Lescaze, Memorabilia Committee of the 50th Anniversary of the Armory Show Exhibition - lists of memorabilia loaned by the Foundation, 1963

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Orders: list art posters, Boston and New York City

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Correspondence: Abram Lerner and Bruno Herlitzka, Marlborough Gallery, Rome, 1969

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Miscellaneous Correspondence between the Foundation and: Strassler, Speigelberg, Fried and Frank; Paul Cummings; Mr. Rappaport; International Maritime Supplies Company, Ltd.; Mrs. Noah Minkin; York University, Toronto, Canada, 1961, 1964-1966

Box 1 of 2

Morgan and Brother Manhattan Storage Co., Invoices and Correspondence, 1961-1970

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New York Telephone Company bills, 1969-1970

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Requests for Grants from the JHH Foundation, 1968-1970

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Preliminary Research (1961) on the value of artwork in the JHH Foundation

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Public Notice for JHH Foundation (Annual Report)

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Offer of "The Rauschenberg Autobiography" (print), Broadside Art, Inc., New York

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Correspondence: JHH Foundation and Alden F. Megrew, University of Colorado, concerning arranging and exhibition of contemporary art, 1962

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Receipts: Marlborough Gallery, 1968

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Requests for Exhibition of Foundation Artwork, 1962

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Requests for Grants from the JHH Foundation, 1971

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Requests for Photographs, JHH Foundation

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Correspondence with the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation about buying their collection, 1969

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Distribution of Margaret Scolari Barr's book, Medardo Rosso, by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the name of JHH Foundation. Includes thank you letters from recipients, 1964

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Foundation Donations of prize money to the Society of American Graphic Artists Annual Exhibits, 1964-1969

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Invoice: Santini Brothers, International Movers, 1970

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Correspondence with the Schiff-Terhune Foundation Brokers, 1970-1971

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Invoice and Correspondence relating to the Security Columbia Banknote Co., 1966

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Correspondence from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1969-1970

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Correspondence between the JHH Foundation and David Tarlow & Co., Accounts, 1964, 1969-1970

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Correspondence between the JHH Foundation and the IRS and Strasser, Speigelberg, Fried and Frank regarding classification of the Foundation as a private foundation for tax purposes, 1970-1971

Box 1 of 2

Watson Press: Order of bookplates, address labels, 150 word letter for the distribution of The Story of the Armory Show, 1964

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence with Mary Wheeler, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence between the Foundation and both the Smithsonian Institution and Wildenstein and Co., Inc. regarding sale of an Andrew Wyeth watercolor, 1970

Box 1 of 2

Invoices: Yale University Press

Box 1 of 2

Sets of post cards and reproductions of artwork in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Correspondence: Joseph Hirshhorn and Mrs. Edsel Ford

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Crank Letters, 1957-1969

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Correspondence: Walter Gaudnek

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Miscellaneous: Article from Women's Wear Daily, March 21, 1967

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Miscellaneous: List of Paintings Six Feet Over in Size

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Miscellaneous: U.S. Information Agency: Cover letter from extra prints sent to JHH Collection, 1967

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Miscellaneous: Catalogues and Notification of Upcoming Shows

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Correspondence: Association pour la Diffusion des Arts Graphiques et Plastique, 1965

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Correspondence: Avnet Gallery, New York, 1962-1966

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Correspondence: Association of American Artists, 1950-1954

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Correspondence: Avnet, Inc., New York, 1965-1970

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Invitation Lists, 1959

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Correspondence: Miss M. Barelis, 1956

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Correspondence: Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 1963-1971 - files 6-35, correspondence

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Correspondence: Lord Beaverbrook and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick, Canada, 1958-1975

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Correspondence and Receipts: Berkeley Express and Moving Co., 1948-1960

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Correspondence: Elie Borowski, Canada and Basel, 1956-1970

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Correspondence and a Request for Funds: The California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California, 1955

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Brochure about Saltwood Castle in Hythe, England (file named Clark, Sir Kenneth)

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Correspondence regarding museum safety apparatuses: Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1962

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Correspondence: Empire Trust Co., New York, 1965

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Correspondence: Fine Arts Valuation Service, Inc., New York, 1961

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Correspondence: Lawrence Fleischman, Collector, Detroit, Michigan, 1959-1960

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Proposal: First International Museum, Washington, DC

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Correspondence: Hofstra College, Hempstead, New York, 1961, 1966, 1968, 1972

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Correspondence and Alarm Reports: Holmes Electronic Protective Company, New York (for 11 E. 68th Street), 1968-January 1969

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Correspondence about "Profiles" radio show: Narian Horosko, 1964

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Correspondence: Mrs. Jack Kaplan, New York, 1962, 1966-1967, 1973

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Correspondence: Mary Kahl, Paris, 1961

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Correspondence: International House, New York, 1961-1963 regarding Festival of the Arts and rental of artwork

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International Sculpture Symposium, Long Beach, California, 1965 - Background information Xeroxes of newspaper/magazine articles and reviews

Box 1 of 2

Letter from Ira Moskowitz, Paris, 1963

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Correspondence relating to Advisory Committee: Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, 1963

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Reference from Addison F. Page: Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York, 1961 - Invitation to preview of "The Armory Show 50th Anniversary Exhibition"

Box 1 of 2

Metropolitan Young Artists Show, New York, 1959-1960; Catalogues - invitation to Mr. Hirshhorn to be juror

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Requests for assistance and acquisition bulletins: Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, 1963

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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation - Recommendation for Fellowship Candidates, 1960-1972

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London: 1964 Negotiations about giving the JHH Collection to London

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Lease and rental of Apt. 7H, 11 East 68th Street, New York, for JHH Foundation, 1957, 1961

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Lease and rental of Apt. 4C at 782-792 Madison Ave., New York, for JHH Foundation, 1957, 1961

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Lotos Club, New York - acceptance of invitation to meeting/dinner, Xeroxed article from the Sun

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Box 2

Unidentified photograph

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Schedule of property of Joseph H. Hirshhorn insured under Aetna Insurance Co., July 21, 1945

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Paintings and sculpture in Connecticut and 820 Park Ave., New York

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Connecticut - Locations of Works in Bin: Note to search for certain piece of sculpture that is missing; Note to change numbers on two works

Box 2 of 2

Loose Papers: Shelf List (as of August 13, 1964)

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Photographs of works in Joseph Hirshhorn;'s Collection, most of them by unknown artists

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Warehouse: Transfer of works there; Preparation of outgoing works - loans or transfers; Change of accession numbers on certain works

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Miscellaneous loose letters to Joseph Hirshhorn regarding works found in Europe that he might be interested in buying

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Photographs and descriptions of works from the Royal Athena Galleries, New York, 1967

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Information about Joseph Schillinger and his methods of relating physics to music and art. Offer of pictures made in his studio, 1965.

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Miscellaneous scraps of paper with lists and notes; article from Washington Post, August 10, 1968 on the General Services Administration

Box 2 of 2

Memo: Alterations to be made to 135 East 65th Street, New York, November 1968

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Issue of Commentary, July 1966

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Miscellaneous newspaper articles/classified ads with building space to rent

Box 2 of 2

Envelope containing three photographs of works from Joseph Hirshhorn's collection

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Joseph H. Hirshhorn correspondence relating to overseas purchases, 1964: Photographs/catalogues; Certificate of sale - Musee Fernand Leger, August 8, 1964

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Information on the Astor Library, New York

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Miscellaneous: Letter from Abram Lerner to Carnegie Tech, 1965; CORE 4th Annual Exhibition, 1965; Directions; Newspaper in Hebrew, September 1965; Invoice - Hamilton Galleries, 1965; Terms of sale - Hirschl and Adler Gallery/Randall Davey paintings, 1969; Unidentified photo; File cards with notes; Cultural Affairs; Washington Trip, May 22, 1969

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Miscellaneous memos, notes, reports: Federal regulations defining private operating foundation; New York Times articles on art auctions and Thomas Hoving; Estimates; Contact sheet - JHH Collection; American Association of Museums registration; Report on Smithsonian Institution - Committee on House Administration, December 30, 1970

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Miscellaneous memos, notes, reports: Other museums - construction and exhibition information; College Art Association - Placement Bureau 1970 listings; Quality increases for HMSG employees; Correspondence regarding bids to construct HMSG - JHH Foundation and Smithsonian; Memo from Smithsonian - Library program statement; Newsletter to Smithsonian Regents, January 21, 1970; Art Fraud Legislation Memos - Department of Law of New York, 1970, Fine Prints Bill; Washington Post articles, January 27, 1970 and March 12-13, 1970; Paper by Philip C. Ritterbush - "Adaptive Response within the Institution System of Higher Education and Research, February 23, 1970; Assorted pamphlets

Box 2 of 2

Play Manuscript - All Women Are One by Ben Kerner

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Buky Swartz Sculptor - Exhibition catalogue and portfolio of photographs of works, 1973

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Transparency of painting by Charles Dufrense from Jimmy Le Pere

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Loose photocopy of New York Times article, March 22, 1973 about looting of Mayan art from Central America/Note from Harry N. Abrams, Inc. about changes for a booklet

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Slides, photographs and transparencies of works by Jan Muller (to aid in identification of an unknown work)

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Archives of American Art - Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1962

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Archives of American Art - Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1960-1964: Correspondence with Jacques Lipchitz and his response, 1962; Correspondence with Raphael Soyer and his response, 1962; Correspondence with Hugo Robus and his response, 1962

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Archives of American Art - Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1965-1969

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