The Archives of American Art Receives Grant from The Brown Foundation, Inc

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The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, Texas, establishes the William E. Woolfenden Endowment Fund with a $500,000 matching challenge grant to the Archives of American Art.. The gift, honoring the Archives' first director, is the largest single grant awarded to the AAA in its forty-three year history. The grant will support the Archives' quarterly publication: Journal.


  • Woolfenden, William E (William Edward) 1918-1995
  • William E. Woolfenden Endowment Fund
  • Archives of American Art
  • Brown Foundation, Inc


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Annals of the Smithsonian Institution 1997. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Archives, 2000, p. 24.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


January 16, 1997


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