Administrative Information

Acquisition and Custody Information

The collection was acquired in three major parts. Ephemera and some correspondence was given to the Museum by the Francis Bacon Foundation in December 1950, simultaneously with the presentation of the Arensberg Art Collection, and received between 1953-1954. A second installment of this initial gift, containing the Arensberg's correspondence pertaining to their art collection, miscellaneous photographs, catalogues, and clippings, was transferred to the Museum by the Francis Bacon Foundation in 1972. Additional personal correspondence and photographs, a card catalog to the Arensberg Art Collection, writings, and the papers of Elmer Ernest Southard, were transferred from the Francis Bacon Foundation to the Museum in 1996. This material was formally given to the Museum in 2001 by the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, which had received the material as part of a larger gift from the Francis Bacon Foundation in 1995.


2001. The following items were given by Naomi Sawelson-Gorse from Elizabeth Wrigley's estate: one Photostat of the cover of Filippo Tammaso Marinetti's Zang Tumb Tumb (Oct. 1912); a card catalog record for "La Jolle Scene" by Bartlett; a photograph of Grace Clements' "Untitled" (1913) drawing.

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Katherine Stefko, Katy Rawdon, and Adrianna Del Collo.