James Johnson Sweeney papers, ca. 1930s-1960s.


James Johnson Sweeney papers, ca. 1930s-1960s.

The collection includes correspondence and related material pertaining to James Johnson Sweeney's involvement with MoMA, beginning in the early 1930s as a friend of MoMA, continuing through his brief tenure as Director of Painting and Sculpture in 1945 and 1946, and concluding in the 1950s and 1960s in various capacities. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence: typed letters to Sweeney, often with a carbon copy of his reply. A number of autograph letters are also included, often with the original envelopes. Several magazines containing reviews of exhibitions curated by Sweeney are present in their entirety. A number of newspaper clippings are present and in poor condition. There is also a composition book, labeled "JJS MoMA Notebook 1946," containing a list of paintings and artists with shorthand evaluations of the work.

1 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7963753

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

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Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Dept. of Painting and Sculpture

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Museum of modern art New York, N.Y.

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Died 1989. From the description of Archives pamphlet file : Titus, Roy V. : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83119924 Art museum; New York, N.Y. From the description of Museum of Modern Art first loan exhibition : November 8th to December 7, 1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557713 d. 2001. From the description of Archives pamphlet file : Matisse, Maria-Gaetana : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Unk...

Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986

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James Johnson Sweeney, 1900-1986. From the description of Papers of James Johnson Sweeney, 1953-2005. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 271825527 Art administrator. From the description of Ends and beginnings : sound recording, 1965 Mar. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86093871 James Johnson Sweeney served as Director of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (1945-1946), Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Mus...