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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
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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

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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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