The Archive of the Kress Foundation is comprised of historical records and other materials related to the Kress Collection, its formation and eventual distribution to regional and academic art museums throughout the United States. There are also materials related to the early history of the Kress Foundation.
Request a Research Visit
The Archive is open to researchers by appointment only.
Please email email@example.com with the following information to request an appointment:
- Institutional affiliation, and title
- Research focus
- Records you would like to view (please consult the finding aid and be specific)
- Preferred date and time of your visit to the Archive
The Dealer Correspondence and Bills of Sale related to the Kress Collection have been digitized and digital copies of these records are available to researchers upon request. See Series 1.7b in the finding aid for a list of digitized records.
Researchers interested in the Kress Collection may also wish to explore the National Gallery of Art's Kress Collection Digital Archive online resource. This resource contains over 10,000 historical and conservation documents and images from the holdings of the Gallery Archives, the National Gallery of Art painting conservation department, and includes the bills of sale and dealer correspondence from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Archive.