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[[preprinted]] FOUNDED 1909 INCORPORATED 1916 THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS AFA NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS: 1262 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVENUE, N. W., WASHINGTON 6, D. C. • NAtional 8178 NEW YORK CITY OFFICES: 22 EAST 60TH STREET • PLaza 9-8095 OFFICERS Robert Woods Bliss HONORARY PRESIDENT Lawrence M. C. Smith PRESIDENT Richard F. Bach FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT Grace L. McCann Morley SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT Eloise Spaeth THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT Roy R. Neuberger TREASURER Thomas C. Parker DIRECTOR AND SECRETARY TRUSTEES Philip R. Adams Lee A. Ault Richard F. Bach Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Sidney Berkowitz Robert Woods Bliss Leslie Cheek, Jr. Sumner McK. Crosby Daniel S. Defenbacher Lloyd Goodrich Rene d'Harnoncourt Bartlett H. Hayes, Jr. Henry R. Hope R. Sturgis Ingersoll Horace H. F. Jayne Earle Ludgin H. Stanley Marcus William M. Milliken Grace L. McCann Morley Elizabeth S. Navas Roy R. Neuberger Vincent Price Thomas Brown Rudd Charles H. Sawyer L. M. C. Smith James Thrall Soby Eloise Spaeth Emily Hall Tremaine Hudson D. Walker COMMITTEE Roy R. Neuberger CHAIRMAN Sara Mazo SECRETARY Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Sidney Berkowitz Lloyd Goodrich Rene d'Harnoncourt Elizabeth S. Navas Hudson D. Walker [[/preprinted]] Mr. Germain Seligman 5 East 57th Street New York, New York Dear Mr. Selilgman: The American Federation of Arts is now celebrating its Fortieth Anniversary. We are proud to announce that for this occasion the distinguished collections in New York City, listed below, will be opened to a limited group of Members of the Federation during February and March. We are please to invite you to join the AFA. As you probably know, we have served art through publications and circulating exhibitions since 1909 and, just recently, have received recognition as the only art group represented on the membership of the U. S. National Commission for UNESCO. To continue to make our contribution in the art field, we need your interest. Our operations are within about five per cent of being completely self-supporting. To help raise funds for the advancement of our program, we are asking you to become a member of the Federation. By becoming a Contributing Member (annual dues, $25) or a member in a higher classification, you receive the privileges outlined in the enclosed brochure. Also you will have the unusual opportunity of seeing some of the finest paintings in this country. We sincerely hope that you will accept our invitation. Inasmuch as it can be extended only to a small group at this time, we would appreciate hearing from you no later than February 5th. If you desire any further information, please do not hesitate to call or write Sara Mazo at the above New York address. Sincerely yours, [[signature]] Roy R. Neuberger [[/signature]] Roy R. Neuberger Chairman RRN/pmc Enclosure January 26, 1950 [[preprinted]] THE COLLECTIONS MR. AND MRS. STEPHEN C. CLARK • PHILIP L. GOODWIN • MR. AND MRS. ROY R. NEUBERGER MR. AND MRS SAM A. LEWISOHN • EDGAR KAUFMANN, JR. • MR. AND MRS OTTO L. SPAETH MR. AND MRS. MILTON LOWENTHAL • MRS. DAVID M. LEVY • MR. AND MRS. JOHN HAY WHITNEY [[/preprinted]]
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