American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters

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The National Institute of Arts and Letters (founded 1898) and the American Academy of Arts and Letters (founded 1904) merged in 1976 to form the present organization. Members are elected annually from the fields of art, literature, and music and include painters, sculptors, print-makers, composers, novelists, poets, historians, biographers, critics, playwrights, architects, and essayists. Honorary members include artists from foreign countries as well as American dancers, photographers, publishers, and others not included in the categories of art, literature, and music. The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters works to promote these pursuits by giving awards and prizes, and by presenting exhibits, readings, and concerts.

From the description of Deceased members files, [ca. 1884-1985] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155473975

Collecting area: Information about members of the Academy and Institute.

From the description of Repository description. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155476120

The National Institute of Arts and Letters (founded 1898) and the American Academy of Arts and Letters (founded 1904) merged in 1976 to form the present organization.

From the description of Minutes and scrapbooks, 1898-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155474003

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Marguerite Yourcenar additional papers, 1842-1996. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Levine, Jack, 1915-. Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ciardi, John, 1916-1986. John Ciardi papers, 1910-1997 (bulk 1960-1985). Library of Congress
referencedIn Bernard Malamud Papers, 1930-1989, (bulk 1949-1986) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Malamud, Bernard. Bernard Malamud papers, 1930-1989 (bulk 1949-1986). Library of Congress
creatorOf American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Repository description. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Deceased members files, [ca. 1884-1985] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Institutional file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Gail Godwin Papers, 1913-2008 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Papers, 1966-1996. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn John Ciardi Papers, 1910-1997, (bulk 1960-1985) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Oliver Wendell Holmes letters to Thomas Bailey Aldrich, 1824-1894. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989. Malcolm Cowley papers, 1911-1990. Newberry Library
creatorOf Schuman, William, 1910-1992. Papers and records, 1933-1986. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006. Stanley Kunitz papers, 1919-2003 (bulk 1960-1990). Princeton University Library
referencedIn William Schuman papers and records, 1933-1986 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Wilbur, Richard, 1921-. Presentation of the Gold Medal for Poetry to Archibald MacLeish, May 23, 1979 / by Richard Wilbur. Amherst College Library
referencedIn Beattie, Ann. Papers of Ann Beattie [manuscript], 1976-1983. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Michael Braude papers, 1928-1989 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Meredith, William, 1919-2007. William Meredith papers, 1947-1979. Library of Congress
referencedIn Bottoms, David. David Bottoms papers, [ca. 1973-1992]. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Braude, Michael. Michael Braude papers, 1928-1989. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Ceremonial program, 1980 / American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Minutes and scrapbooks, 1898-1985. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn George Balanchine archive, 1924-1989 (inclusive), 1961-1983 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
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associatedWith Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989. person
associatedWith American Academy of Arts and Letters. corporateBody
associatedWith Arendt, Hannah. person
associatedWith Babbitt, Irving, 1865-1933. person
correspondedWith Balanchine, George. person
associatedWith Beattie, Ann. person
associatedWith Bogan, Louise, 1897-1970. person
associatedWith Bottoms, David. person
associatedWith Braude, Michael. person
associatedWith Braude, Michael, 1909-1986 person
associatedWith Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976. person
associatedWith Cather, Willa, 1873-1947. person
associatedWith Cheever, John person
associatedWith Ciardi, John, 1916-1986. person
associatedWith Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989. person
associatedWith Cummings, E. E. 1894-1962. person
associatedWith Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945. person
associatedWith Godwin, Gail. person
associatedWith Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935. person
associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. person
associatedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. person
associatedWith Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. person
associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. person
associatedWith Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965. person
associatedWith Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006. person
associatedWith Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. person
correspondedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. person
associatedWith Malamud, Bernard. person
associatedWith Malamud, Bernard. person
associatedWith Meredith, William, 1919-2007. person
associatedWith National Institute of Arts and Letters. corporateBody
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
correspondedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Schuman, William, 1910-1992. person
associatedWith Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974 person
correspondedWith Soyinka, Wole. person
associatedWith Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. person
associatedWith Wilbur, Richard, 1921- person
correspondedWith Yourcenar, Marguerite. person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
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American literature
American drama
Drama--Societies, etc
Literature--Societies, etc
Music--Societies, etc
History--Societies, etc
Poetry--Societies, etc
Art--Societies, etc
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Americans

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