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Jean and Day Krolik Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A0029

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.

Dates

  • 1966 - 1993

Creator

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.

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.

Extent

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

Language of Materials

English

Overview

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.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jean and Day Krolik, 2006

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.

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Jean and Day Krolik Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Mimi Lester
Date
August 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the American Folk Art Museum Archives Repository

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