American Folk Art Museum Archives

Jean and Day Krolik Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
A0029
Finding Aid Author
Mimi Lester
Finding Aid Date
August 2015
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English

Dates

  • 1966 – 1993 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.75 cubic feet (Whole)
    (1 standard document case; 1 half-size document case)

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Notes

  • Abstract

    The Jean and Day Krolik Papers contain material related to the Krolik collection of tinsel paintings. The collection contains correspondence with both the Henry Ford Museum and the American Folk Art Museum; an appraisal of the Krolik collection from 1975; articles about tinsel paintings; including some written by Jean Krolik and published in The Clarion, and photographs of some of the paintings in the collection.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Jean and Day Krolik, 2006

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research. Access to sensitive materials may be restricted at the discretion of the American Folk Art Museum.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    The Jean and Day Krolik Papers are owned by the American Folk Art Museum. The collection is subject to all copyright laws, and is dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship.

  • Preferred Citation

    [item description], [date], Jean and Day Krolik Papers, [box and folder number], American Folk Art Museum Archives, New York

  • Related Materials

    The archival collection was given alongside the 2006 gift of twenty-nine tinsel paintings from the Krolik collection. Accession numbers for the paintings are 2006.6.1-29.

  • Biographical Note

    Jean and Day Krolik were collectors of tinsel paintings. In the early 1970s, they began to donate the paintings to major museums. In 1975, they gave a major gift to the Henry Ford Museum, and followed that with a gift to the American Folk Art Museum (then called the Museum of American Folk Art). The Kroliks had a long-standing relationship with Robert C. Bishop, who left his curatorial and editor positions at the Henry Ford Museum to become the Director of the American Folk Art Museum in 1977. The Kroliks continued to give to the museum, most recently in 2006 with a gift of twenty-nine tinsel paintings.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection contains correspondence with both the Henry Ford Museum and the American Folk Art Museum, particularly with Robert C. Bishop. Also included is an appraisal of the Krolik collection from 1975; articles about tinsel paintings, including some written by Jean Krolik and published in The Clarion; and photographs of some of the paintings in the collection.

  • Arrangement

    Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.

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