Montana State University Women's Club Art Building exhibition collection, 1937  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Title
Montana State University Women's Club Art Building exhibition collection
Dates
1937 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.1 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 784
Summary
This collection includes copies of correspondence, lists of art, and news articles regarding the art exhibition held in October 1937 for the dedication of the Women's Club Art Building on the The University of Montana-Missoula (then Montana State University) campus.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In the spring of 1937, The University of Montana-Missoula (then Montana State University) began planning an art exhibition as part of the celebration and dedication of the new Women's Club Art Building on campus. The people involved included then University President George Finley Simmons; George Yphantis, Chairman of the Department of Fine Arts; Lucia Mirrielees, professor of English; Robert W. Macbeth of Macbeth Arth Galleries, New York City; and Mrs. Ripley Hitchcock, a New York art critic. The building dedication was on October 5, 1937. The exhibition, open from October 5-19, 1937, included works by American masters such as John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassat, Rockwell Kent, and James McNeill Whistler.

The Women's Club Art Building remains on campus today. The Women's Club still holds part of the building while the portion that began as the Art Building has enjoyed a variety of uses including as a planetarium. Today the building is listed in the campus directory as the International Center.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes copies of correspondence, lists of art, and news articles regarding the art exhibition held in October 1937 for the dedication of the Women's Club Art Building on the The University of Montana-Missoula (then Montana State University) campus. The documents in this collection were reproduced from the Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1868, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana-Missoula.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Women's Club Art Building Art Exhibition Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The papers are organized chronologically.

Location of Originals

The original documents are in the Macbeth Gallery Records at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.

Custodial History

Original chain of ownership is unknown.

Acquisition Information

The copies in this collection were sent to the Montana Museum of Art and Culture on The University of Montana-Missoula campus by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. The Museum then donated the copies to the Archives.

Location of Originals

These copies are from Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1868, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Related Materials

The Archives & Special Collections holds additional material related to the 1937 art exhibition in RG 001, Office of the President Records, particularly under "Physical Plant - Dedication of the Women's Club - Art Building."


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Art, American--Exhibitions

Personal Names

  • Hitchcock, Helen Sargent
  • Macbeth, Robert W. (Robert Walker), 1884-1940
  • Mirrielees, Lucia B. (Lucia Bush), b. 1886
  • Simmons, George Finlay, 1895-1955
  • Yphantis, George, 1889-1995

Corporate Names

  • International Center (University of Montana--Missoula)
  • Macbeth Gallery
  • Montana State University (Missoula)--Buildings
  • University of Montana--Missoula--Buildings
  • Women's Club Art Building (Montana State University)