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James Thrall Soby papers, 1928-1975 (bulk 1935-1955)

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Finding aid for the James Thrall Soby papers, 1928-1975 (bulk 1935-1955)

Title: James Thrall Soby papers
Dates: 1928-1975 (bulk 1935-1955)
Number: 910128
Creator/Collector: Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979
Extent: 5.0 linear feet (10 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
Abstract: American art critic, curator, and collector. Papers document Soby's nearly 45-year career in 20th-century art scholarship and criticism. Materials date from about 1929, when Soby became a partner in Edwin Valentine Mitchell, Inc., booksellers and publishers, to his retirement from the board of trustees at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1975. The bulk of the collection comprises correspondence from 20th-century artists and photographers, MoMA personnel, curators, critics, friends and family members.
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Language: Collection material is in English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Author: Finding aid prepared by Lynda Bunting.


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