Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: Feb 1967
|6 Jul 2007||converted to EAD (MRC)|
|6 Dec 2021||disintegrating scrapbooks in Box 2 disbound, clippings photocopied, originals discarded (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Donnelly, Thomas, 1893-|
|Title:||Thomas Donnelly Papers|
|Quantity:||1 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American painter. Collection includes correspondence (1924-1932); exhibition announcements and catalogs; photographs; and printed material, including articles by and about Donnelly, clippings, and scrapbooks (1923-1942).|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Artist Thomas Donnelly was born in 1893. He was a member of the Art Students League of New York, later retaining a position on the Board. He was an early contributor to the Whitney Club and one of the first to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Several of his paintings form part of the Whitney's permanent collection.
His work was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Institute, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, New York Museum of Modern Art, and many others. He also exhibited at the 19th International Art Exhibition in Venice and at the 1939 World's Fair in New York.
The Thomas Donnelly Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, subject files, and published material.
Biographical material contains a list of Donnelly's exhibitions from 1923 to 1950. Correspondence, incoming, consists of several letters to Donnelly. Subject files contains announcements of showings, publications of the Art Students' League, exhibition catalogs and admission cards, photographs of the artist and his work. Published material includes books about the Whitney Museum, a magazine article by Donnelly, magazine articles about his work, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks of clippings, studio announcements, exhibition catalogs and miscellanea.
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name; the other three series are arranged alphabetically by type of material.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Donnelly, Thomas, 1893-
Art, American -- 20th century.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, American -- 20th century..
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Thomas Donnelly Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||List of exhibitions 1923-1950|
|Box 1||Incoming 1924, 1931-32 (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Announcements 1931-1933, undated|
|Box 1||Pamphlets 1921-1922, 1925-1926 - Art Students' League of New York|
|Box 1||Photographs of Donnelly 1940|
|Box 1||Photographs of Donnelly's work 1935-1944, undated|
|Box 1||Books about Whitney Museum 1949, 1954, undated|
|Box 1||Magazine articles by Donnelly 1935|
|Box 1||Magazine articles about Donnelly (reproductions) 1938, undated|
|Box 1||Newspaper clippings about Donnelly 1944, 1946, 1950|
|Box 1||Scrapbook 1923-1931|
|Box 2||Scrapbook 1931-1934|
|Box 2||Scrapbook 1935-1936|
|Box 2||Scrapbook 1938-1942|