1. Why use this guide? This guide covers records related to art and artists for the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. It focuses on how to find central government records held by The National Archives but also lists other useful archives.. 2.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of American paintings is outstanding and includes many famous works. This volume, the second in a series of three, documents an impressive collection of some 285 paintings dating from the late 1830s to the first decade of the twentieth century.