Category project

2003 $15,000

Archives Project

Archives of American Art - Smithsonian Institution
New York, NY

$15,000 to hire an archivist to organize, preserve, and make accessible the papers of Ben Benn (1884-1983), Jacob Kainen (1909-2001), and George Sugarman (1912-1999), overseen by Barbara D. Aikens. The Archives of American Art serves as an art historical resource for thousands of scholars, collectors. critics, dealers, and artists. By making the diaries, letters, and scrapbooks of these recently deceased American artists available, the Archives bring their contributions on American art to light.

Total: $15,000