Series I. Correspondence

1917-1998, n.d.

9.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence offers the broadest evidence of the activities of the Johnson Collection curatorial staff, primarily after the collection was relocated to the Museum. From exchanges of research findings and scholarly opinions to requests for photographs and scheduling gallery tours, many of the daily "conversations" are here recorded.

The subseries represent the respective time periods in which Henri Marceau and Joseph Rishel served as curator of the Johnson Collection, up to 1992. With Rishel's continued oversight of the collection, any material created after 1992, which to date is minimal, constitutes a separate subseries, "1993+ (future accruals)."


Overall by three date spans, with further topical subdivisions within the first and second date span subseries.