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titleA. E. (Albert Eugene) Gallatin papers, 1898-1951.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionLetters from curators and dealers of antiquities, including Bernard V. Bothmer, and Henry George Fischer; and fourteen object cards for works in Gallatin's collection. Several of the letters received from Bothmer respond to an interest Gallatin expresses in an Egyptian statuette of King Piankh (made ca. dynasty XXV) that has been made available to Gallatin for purchase. Bothmer conveys his findings on its provenance, and, via a photograph sent, makes a detailed analysis of the iconography of the statuette.

Co-Creator: Bothmer, Bernard V., 1912-
Fischer, Henry George
extent31 items (on partial microfilm reel). reel 2812
formatsCorrespondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThe donor, Alice Gallatin Gault, is the daughter of Albert Gallatin.
updated04/29/2014 15:29:54
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titleA. E. (Albert Eugene) Gallatin Papers, 1794-1952 (bulk 1794-1828, 1890-1952).
repositoryThe New-York Historical Society
descriptionCorrespondence, legal documents, appointment books, address books, invitations, visiting cards, writings, clippings, accounts, wills, certificates, a genealogy, an extra-illustrated book, articles, minutes, ration books, and other papers of Albert Gallatin and the Gallatin family (1794-1952). Great-grandson A.E. Gallatin is especially well-represented.

Collection contains bound volumes of correspondence (3 v.); letterbooks of official correspondence, memorandum, and proposals related to his work as a diplomat, including his participation in the U.S. commission to negotiate the Treaty of Ghent; invitations and visiting cards from his years in London, Paris, and Ghent; copy of the minutes from the 1813 St. Petersburg Convention; his manuscript entitled Comparative Dictionary of Indian Tongues; and papers related to the Albert Gallatin Memorial Fund which raised money to erect a statue to Gallatin. Frequent correspondents include Hannah Nicholson Gallatin, James W. Nicholson, and Albert Rolaz Gallatin. Papers of A.E. Gallatin in the collection include correspondence and other material related to his career as an artist, art collector, and bibliographer; a list of his sizeable art collection; appointment diaries and address books; membership certificates and cards; and copies and proofs of some of his writings, including an extra-illustrated copy of his book Gallatin Iconography. Material from other family members includes Albert R. Gallatin's papers related to the division and closing of the Gallatin Bourse (family trust) and Frederic Gallatin Jr.'s letters from France during World War II.

Historical Note:
Statesman and diplomat.

Location
New-York Historical Society

Collection
Mss Collection

Call Number
BV Gallatin
extent5.7 linear ft.
formatsDiaries Legal Papers Invitations Clippings Notebooks
accessAccess: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society.
record sourcehttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu
finding aidIn repository
updated04/02/2012 12:04:16
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titleEdwin Howland Blashfield Papers, 1867-1936.
repositoryThe New-York Historical Society
descriptionCorrespondence, diaries in letter form, art notes, writings on art and artists, and miscellaneous papers, 1867-1936. Included are letters from artists, architects, museum officials, public officials, friends, relatives, and admirers; letters chiefly written by him while traveling in France, Italy, Egypt, Greece, Holland, Germany, and Switzerland from 1886-1931; letter-diaries relating to his travels; art notes made in France and Italy with small sketches; agreements for doing murals; biographical sketch of his wife, Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield; rough list of a library of books on art; and addresses and notes. Some of the correspondents include Will Brownell, Henry Bacon, Nicholas Murray Butler, T.W. Dewing, Daniel Chester French, A.E. Gallatin, Charles Dana Gibson, Cass Gilbert, Thomas Hastings, W.D. Howells, Archer Milton Huntington, John LaFarge, Charles R. Lamb, Seth Low, Charles McKim, Paul Manship, Brander Matthews, Maxfield Parrish, John Singer Sargent, F.W. Stokes, Egerton Swartwout, Louis C. Tiffany, and Edith Wharton.

Historical Note:
Born in New York City in 1848, Edwin Howland Blashfield became an artist who specialized in mural painting and advocated for public art. In 1867 Blashfield traveled to Paris where he studied with the figure painter Léon Bonnât. Blashfield's works were exhibited at the Paris Salon during 1875-1879, 1888-1889, and 1892-1893. On July 5, 1881, Blashfield married in Paris Evangeline Wilbour, and soon after took up permanent residence in New York City. He and his wife collaborated on many illustrated articles for magazines. In 1892 Blashfield received a commission to create a painting for the dome of the Manufacturer's and Liberal Arts Building at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The resulting artwork, "The Arts of Metal Working," earned Blashfield national recognition. Blashfield went on to create murals for public buildings including the dome of the Library of Congress (1896) and the state capitols of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Blashfield also received many private commissions such as the New York residence of Collis P. Huntington and the Hotel Astoria. He remained active as an artist, and prepared several war posters during the first World War.

Throughout his career, Blashfield remained dedicated to the promotion of public art. He was one of the founding members of New York City's Municipal Art Society in 1892. Blashfield achieved both popularity with the public and professional esteem among his peers. He served as president for many prestigious professional organizations including Society of American Artists (1895-1896), National Institute of Arts and Letters (1914-1916), and The National Academy of Design 1920-1926). In 1908 Blashfield was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Blashfield died at his summer home in South Dennis, Mass., 1936.

Location
New-York Historical Society

Collection
Mss CollectionCall Number
Blashfield Papers and BV Blashfield
extent3 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Sketchbooks
accessAccess: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society.
record sourcehttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu
finding aidAlphabetical list of correspondents available in repository.
acquisition informationGift of Mrs. William H. Field (Marion Dodd Blashfield), 1956, [1964].
updated04/02/2012 12:04:16
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titleLéon Bakst Receipt : Paris, to Albert Gallatin, 1911 Oct. 7.
repositoryBryn Mawr College
descriptionADS. "Reøcu de Monsieur Albert Gallatin la somme de trois mille francs pour le tableau à la gouache 'Decor pour le ballet Carnaval de Schoumann In French.

The Adelman Collection, Bryn Mawr College Library.
formatsFinancial Records
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
updated04/02/2012 12:04:16
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titleWilliam Henry Fox records, 1913-33 (bulk), 1908-35 (inclusive).
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
descriptionThe records of William Henry Fox's administration document all activities of the Museum and include correspondence with artists, donors, lenders, and vendors; Board of Trustees and Governing Committee members; New York City agencies, particularly the Parks Department; Museum staff; and staff of other museums and cultural institutions.

The activities of the curatorial departments can be tracked through files on the individual curators and departments. These files often contain letters reporting on collecting expeditions, information that may not be available elsewhere. In addition, the files document everyday activities, from routine memos to requisitions for works of art. Among the most important curatorial correspondents are Stewart Culin and Herbert Spinden (Ethnology); William Henry Goodyear, Herbert Tschudy, and Andre Rueff (Fine Arts, Paintings); George P. Engelhardt and Robert C. Murphy (Natural History); Elizabeth Haynes (Decorative Arts); Susan Hutchinson (Library ? and Tassilo Adam (Oriental Art). Donor correspondence documents the offer and acquisition (or rejection) of objects as diverse as a small curiosity or a major art collection. Bequest files also contain valuable acquisitions information. The provenance of objects in the collection can often be traced through these files.

Among the donors and artists found in the files are Edwin H. Blashfield, Charles Caryl Coleman, M.D.C. Crawford, Frank Crowninshield, Katherine and Dorothea Dreier, Michael Friedsam, Emil Fuchs, Albert E. Gallatin, Samuel E. Haslett, A. Augustus Healy, Paul Helleu, William H. Herriman, Alfred W. Jenkins, Joseph Pennell, Dick S. Ramsay, Augusta Saint-Gaudens, Louis Sparre, Joseph Stella, Theodora Wilbour, and Claggett Wilson. Correspondence with Trustees also provides valuable insights into administrative matters, collecting policy, and Museum activities. Several Trustees, including Frank L. Babbott, Edward C. Blum, A. Augustus Healy, Adolph Lewisohn, Luke V. Lockwood, John Hill Morgan, and Caroline A. L. Pratt took a very active interest in the day-to-day activities of the Museum and generated a significant amount of correspondence. During Fox's administration, a number of exhibition series were established, among them the biennials "Water Color Paintings by American Artists," beginning in 1921, and "Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings by American & Foreign Artists," beginning in 1928.

The Museum also hosted the annual exhibitions of the Brooklyn Society of Etchers from 1915, The Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painters from 1916, and the Brooklyn Society of Artists from 1922. The Director's files provide important adjunct material to the primary exhibition documentation, which appears in curatorial files. Of particular significance are exhibition files that document Fox's organization of circulating loan shows of contemporary art and decorative arts. Fox acted as curator for many shows, often assisted by art critic Christian Brinton.

The files include correspondence and lists compiled during trips to Europe to visit museums and artists, select works, and arrange loans; efforts to arrange venues; administration; and critical reaction. In addition, several important exhibitions organized by outside groups were held at the Museum. Among these, the Société Anonyme's "International Exhibition of Modern Art" (1925-27), the "International Exhibition Organized by the Carnegie Institute" (1928), and the American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen (AUDAC) exhibition (1931), are of particular significance. Circulating exhibitions from the American Federation of Arts also appeared at the Museum. While the depth of information seen above does not exist in these files, they do provide critical material not found elsewhere.

Bio/History:
The son of Daniel M. Fox, lawyer and mayor of Philadelphia, William Henry Fox received academic (1881) and law (1883) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He also studied studio art and drew and painted as an amateur. In 1904, Fox served as Secretary of the Fine Arts Department of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, and the following year became the first Director of the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis. In 1910, he served as Secretary General of the American Section of the International Exposition of Art and History in Rome.

Location:
Brooklyn Archives

Call Number:
DIR: WHF
extent15.25 linear ft. plus. 1.25 linear ft. oversize materials plus. .5 linear ft photographs.
formatsAdministrative Records Correspondence Exhibition Files Notes Ephemera
accessSome folders may be restricted. Consult archivist for details.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b854430~S14
finding aidUnpublished finding aid available in repository. Folder-level descriptions available on-line in repository. Contemporaneous card index available in repository.
acquisition informationThese files were held by the Registrar's Office until accessioned by the Archives.
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titleCorrespondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1940.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
descriptionA. E. Gallatin wrote to Carl Zigrosser regarding the prints of Georges Braques.

Contained in:
Carl Zigrosser Papers, ca. 1891-1971. Folder 570.

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts
Call Number: Ms. Coll. 6

LC Subject(s):
Braques, Georges.
extent2 items (2 leaves).
formatsCorrespondence
accessIn general, the Carl Zigrosser Papers may be examined by qualified researchers in the reading room of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania. Photocopying of Zigrosser materials is at the discretion of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The receipt of photocopies does not grant publication rights without the written permission of the University of Pennsylvania and the literary executors of the authors in question.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
acquisition informationGift, Carl Zigrosser, June 1972.
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titleLetter, 1913 March 5, New York, to unnamed correspondent.
repositoryDartmouth College
descriptionInquires about the size of a portrait of Whistler by Walter Greaves, owned by the correspondent; requests that he ask Walter T. Spencer to supply the sizes of similar portraits owned by him; acknowledges the receipt of notes from Mr. [Pickford] Waller which he "can't use". Evidently has to do with preparation of Gallatin's "The portraits and caricatures of James McNeil Whistler" (London; New York; John Lane, 1913); the correspondent could be Lane himself, a portrait in whose possession is listed in the work without dimensions being given, as are two portraits in possession of Walter T Spencer.
extent1 card
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://libcat.dartmouth.edu/
acquisition informationGift of the Estate of James M.R. Glaser; originally laid into a copy of Gallatin's "Aubrey Beardsley's drawings" (New York: G.A.S. Wieners; London: E. Matthews, 1903), with bookplate of Edward L. Glaser, by whom it was acquired probably ca. late 1920s or early 1930s.Glaser, James M.R., Estate Gift
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titleCharles Lang Freer Papers 1876-1931
repositoryFreer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
descriptionSummary: The personal papers of Charles Lang Freer, the industrialist and art collector who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. The papers include correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, financial material, architectural drawings, and photographs.

Correspondence, ca. 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; letterpress books contain copies of Freer's outgoing letters, 1892-1910; correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler, and his wife Beatrix, 186?-1909, with Lady Colin Campbell, Thomas R. Way, Alexander Reid, Whistler' mother, Mrs. George W. Whistler, and others; correspondence of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, 1904-1913, regarding works in Canfield's collection; and correspondence of Freer's assistant, Katharine Nash Rhoades, 1920-1921, soliciting Freer letters and regarding the settlement of his estate.

Also included are twenty-nine pocket diaries, 1889-1890, 1892-1898, 1900-1919, recording daily activities, people and places visited, observations, and comments; a diary kept by Freer's caretaker, Joseph Stephens Warring, recording daily activities at Freer's Detroit home, 1907-1910.

Inventories, n.d. and 1901-1921, of American, European, and Asian art in Freer's collection, often including provenance information; vouchers, 1884-1919, documenting his purchases; five volumes of scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeill Whistler, 1888-1931, labeled "Various," "Peacock Room," "Death, etc.," "Paris, etc.," and "Boston...London" ; three volumes of newsclippings, 1900-1930, concerning Freer and the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art.

Correspondence regarding Freer's gift and bequest to the Smithsonian Institution, 1902-1916; and photographs, ca. 1880-1930, of Freer, including portraits by Alvin Langdon Coburn and Edward Steichen, Freer with others, Freer in Cairo, China and Japan, Freer's death mask, and his memorial service, Kyoto, 1930; photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenellosa, Katharine Rhoades taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind B. Philip, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbott H. Thayer, Dwight Tryon, and Whistler; and photographs relating to Whistler, including art works depicting him, grave and memorial monuments, works of art, the Peacock Room, and Whistler's memorial exhibition at the Copley Society.

Co-Creator:
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959
Bing, Siegfried, 1838-1905
Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943
Bixby, William K. (William Keeney), 1857-1931
Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chretien, 1860-
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918
Campbell, Colin, Lord, 1853-1895
Campbell, Colin, Lady, 1857-1911
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924
Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949
Canfield, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1855-1914
Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938
Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley), 1857-1922
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952.
Gellatly, John, 1853-1931
Gookin, Frederick William
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944
Hecker, Frank J. (Frank Joseph), 1846-1927
Kelekian, Dikran, 1868-1951
Laufer, Berthold, 1874-1934
McCormick, Frederick, 1870-
Matsuki, Bunkio, 1867-1940
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-
Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959
Moore, Charles, 1855-1942
Nomura, Yozo
Philip, Rosalind Birnie, 1873-1958
Reid, Alexander
Rhoades, Katharine N., 1885-1965
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927
Warring, Joseph Stephens, 1863?-1944
Way, Thomas R. (Thomas Robert), 1861-1913
Whistler, Beatrix Philip Godwin, d. 1896
Wong, K. T.
Yue, Seaouke
M. Knoedler & Co.
Yamanaka & Company
extent145 linear feet
formatsPersonal Papers Correspondence Photographs Diaries Financial Papers
accessAccess is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment.
record linkhttp://www.asia.si.edu/archives/finding_aids/freer.html
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidOnline and in repository.
acquisition informationGift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer
updated05/17/2012 16:43:18
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titleForbes Watson papers, 1900-1950.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionPapers concern Watson's involvement in the New Deal Public Works of Art Project and the Treasury Dept. Section of Fine Arts, his work as an art critic for the New York Evening Post and The New York World, editor of The Arts and other publications, lecturer, writer, and with art related activities during World War II.

REELS D47-D57: Biographical material; photographs of Bruce; general correspondence, 1917-1953; writings; scrapbooks of newspaper columns; files and scrapbooks on The Arts; writings and related material for contributions to art publications such as American Magazine of Art, Parnassus, Magazine of Art, and for lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Students League, and elsewhere; correspondence, writings, photographs and other material relating to his work with Edward Rowan on the PWAP and the Treasury Dept. Section of Fine Arts projects; material related to his World War II art activities; and photographs and printed material relating to Nan Watson.

Also included are extensive files on artists and colleagues, containing correspondence, photographs and printed material. The Edward Bruce file contains writings, speeches by Watson written for Bruce, a 1943 catalog of the Edward Bruce Memorial Collection held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1938-1939, correspondence regarding contributions by artists for the purchase of a Bruce painting, including letters from artists to Ellsworth Bunker, treasurer of the fund. Included is a letter, 1934 July 26, from Bruce regarding the PWAP and his philosophy behind the Section of Fine Arts.
Other files include Alexander Archipenko, Milton Avery, Kenneth Bald, George Bellows, Robert Blum, Constantin Brancusi, John Breeze, Alexander Brook, Fiske Boyd, Clarence K. Chatterton, Howard Cook, J. Halley Cox, Kenyon Cox, Alfred Di Giorgio Crimi, Arthur Dove, Olin Dows, Joseph Albert Duveen, Susan Eakins, Hamilton Easter Field, David Fredenthal, Karl Free, William Glackens, Rosella Hartman, Winslow Homer, Mitchell Jamieson, Avery Johnson, Robert Edmond Jones, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Julian E. Levi, Ward Lockwood, William Loreel, Sherman C. Loudermilk, George Luks, John R. McDermott, Edward Millman, Albert K. Murray, Horace Pippin, Maurice Prendergast, Edward Reep, Glenn H. Rounds, Albert Pinkam Ryder, John Singer Sargent, Jayson J. Schoener, Charles Shannon, Dwight C. Shepler, Sidney Simon, Samuel D. Smith, Raphael Soyer, Szukalski, Freder Jensen Vidar, Rudolph Von Ripper, Max Weber, William Zorach, and others. The files may include writings by Watson and others, printed material, photographs, and letters. The Whitney Studio Club file contains a calendar/scrapbook kept by Watson, containing exhibition announcements, catalogs, clippings, and a few notes, 1924-1930; and a list of exhibitions at the Whitney Studio Galleries, 1928-1930.

REELS 1192-1194: Photographs, primarily of the work of artists involved in PWAP and the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, 1934-1942; of museum administrators, art dealers and government officials; architecture and interiors; and of unidentified paintings and sculpture. Included is a photo of Henri Matisse taken by A. E. Gallatin, Nice, France, March, 1932 (reel 1193).

REEL 3480: A letter to Watson from painter Charles Burchfield of April 12, 1925, regarding an editorial on juries and censorship by Watson (appearing in the April issue of ARTS magazine), and a carbon copy of Watson's reply.

REEL 4361: An oil painting by Nan Watson, annotated on its stretcher: "Mrs. William Patterson, Grandmother of Nan Watson, Edinburgh, Scotland. Painted by Nan Watson."

UNMICROFILMED: Original art works, including a pastel drawing by Symeon Shimin, a lithograph, "Election Night" by Glenn O. Coleman; and a lithograph, "Colorado State Greetings," 1937, by Peppino Mangravite; and ten photographs by Charles Sheeler of architecture in New York City, ca. early 1920's, published in The Arts, Aug. 1923.

Bio / His Notes:
Art critic, lecturer, and administrator; New York, N.Y. Watson served as art critic of the New York Evening Post, 1911-1917, the New York World, 1918-1931, editor of The Arts, 1923-1933, and lecturer at the Art Students League. In 1933 he was appointed Technical Director of the first, but short-lived New Deal art program, the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP),created to provide work for artists in the decoration of non-federal buildings, and served under Edward Rowan until it dissolved in 1934. He then moved, with Rowan, to the Treasury Dept. of Painting and Sculpture (later the Section of Fine Arts), which administered funding for the competitive commissions to decorate federal buildings, where he served as Special Advisor, and as editor of the Section's Bulletin. Watson later served in the Treasury Dept's War Finance Division organizing exhibitions and posters by combat artists to promote the sale of war bonds. He authored several books and articles on American art.
extent14.5 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 16 reels)
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Subject Files Scrapbooks Printed Materials
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed material requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1961 by Mrs. Forbes Watson, widow of Watson. 79 photographs microfilmed with Photographs of Artists 1. See Photos Artists 1 finding aid for list.
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titleGeoffrey Theodore Hellman papers concerning Albert Eugene Gallatin's Museum of Living Art, 1934-1952.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionTwo letters, 1942 and 1943, from Albert Eugene Gallatin to Hellman concerning the relocation of Gallatin's art collection, the Museum of Living Art, from New York University to the Philadelphia Museum of Art; a press release from NYU about the move; and photocopies of 6 articles about Gallatin by Hellman in THE NEW YORKER, 1934-1952.

Bio / His Notes:
Hellman, a writer, wrote about A. E. Gallatin on several occasions in the New Yorker magazine. Gallatin formed one of America's earliest modern art collections, and displayed it as Gallery of Living Art (later Museum of Living Art) at NYU. It moved to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1943.
extent9 items (on partial microfilm reel) roll 2814
formatsCorrespondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1976 by Geoffrey Hellman.
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titleAubrey Beardsley collection, 1890-1946 ©2007 Princeton University Library
repositoryPrinceton University
descriptionContains drawings from Beardsley's early Art Nouveau work, book illustrations, borders, chapter headings, title pages, and posters. In addition, a signed autograph manuscript of "The Art of Hoarding," notes for a Volpone prospectus, its revision, and introduction are included, as well as notes for a short story, "The Celestial Lover," which Beardsley never developed, and portions of the original holograph manuscripts of "Under the Hill" and "The Ivory Piece."

Among the major correspondents are Edmund Gosse, Robert Underwood Johnson, and Leonard Smithers. Albert Eugene Gallatin, art critic and collector of this material, is also represented in letters from Henry Harland, Philip Hofer, Mitchell Kennerley, Percy Lubbock, A. Hyatt Mayor, Arthur Symons, and others. In addition, there is correspondence from Douglas Ainslie, Joseph M. Dent, John Lane, and Beardsley's mother and sister, as well as photographs of Beardsley and family members. Three notebooks, one containing Xeroxes of the drawings, one descriptions of the drawings, and the third a checklist of the collection, are available. In 1948, Albert Eugene Gallatin gave the University drawings, manuscripts, letters, and related material. Princeton has expanded the collection over the years by additional gifts and purchases. See the Collection File for additional information.

Location: Rare Books: Manuscripts Collection (MSS)
Call number: C0056
extent10 linear ft. (10 boxes, 5 flat cases, 1 portfolio)
formatsDrawings Manuscript
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/7w62f823h
record sourcehttp://catalog.princeton.edu
finding aidThree notebooks, one containing Xeroxes of the drawings, one descriptions of the drawings, and the third a checklist of the collection, are available. Finding Aid Published in 2006, ©2007 Princeton University Library.
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titleCorrespondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1945.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
descriptionMixed Material

Contained in: Van Wyck Brooks Papers. Folder 1065

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts

Call Number: Ms. Coll. 650
extent1 item (1 leaf)
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu/
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titleEdwin Howland Blashfield Papers, 1867-1936.
repositoryThe New-York Historical Society
descriptionCorrespondence, diaries in letter form, art notes, writings on art and artists, and miscellaneous papers, 1867-1936. Included are letters from artists, architects, museum officials, public officials, friends, relatives, and admirers; letters chiefly written by him while traveling in France, Italy, Egypt, Greece, Holland, Germany, and Switzerland from 1886-1931; letter-diaries relating to his travels; art notes made in France and Italy with small sketches; agreements for doing murals; biographical sketch of his wife, Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield; rough list of a library of books on art; and addresses and notes. Some of the correspondents include Will Brownell, Henry Bacon, Nicholas Murray Butler, T.W. Dewing, Daniel Chester French, A.E. Gallatin, Charles Dana Gibson, Cass Gilbert, Thomas Hastings, W.D. Howells, Archer Milton Huntington, John LaFarge, Charles R. Lamb, Seth Low, Charles McKim, Paul Manship, Brander Matthews, Maxfield Parrish, John Singer Sargent, F.W. Stokes, Egerton Swartwout, Louis C. Tiffany, and Edith Wharton.


Notes:
Born in New York City in 1848, Edwin Howland Blashfield became an artist who specialized in mural painting and advocated for public art. In 1867 Blashfield traveled to Paris where he studied with the figure painter Léon Bonnât. Blashfield's works were exhibited at the Paris Salon during 1875-1879, 1888-1889, and 1892-1893. On July 5, 1881, Blashfield married in Paris Evangeline Wilbour, and soon after took up permanent residence in New York City. He and his wife collaborated on many illustrated articles for magazines. In 1892 Blashfield received a commission to create a painting for the dome of the Manufacturer's and Liberal Arts Building at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The resulting artwork, "The Arts of Metal Working," earned Blashfield national recognition. Blashfield went on to create murals for public buildings including the dome of the Library of Congress (1896) and the state capitols of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Blashfield also received many private commissions such as the New York residence of Collis P. Huntington and the Hotel Astoria. He remained active as an artist, and prepared several war posters during the first World War. Throughout his career, Blashfield remained dedicated to the promotion of public art.

He was one of the founding members of New York City's Municipal Art Society in 1892. Blashfield achieved both popularity with the public and professional esteem among his peers. He served as president for many prestigious professional organizations including Society of American Artists (1895-1896), National Institute of Arts and Letters (1914-1916), and The National Academy of Design 1920-1926). In 1908 Blashfield was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Blashfield died at his summer home in South Dennis, Mass., 1936.

Location
New-York Historical Society

Collection
Mss CollectionCall Number
Blashfield Papers and BV Blashfield
extent3 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Notes Writings Ephemera
accessAccess: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society.
record sourcehttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu
finding aidAlphabetical list of correspondents available in repository.
acquisition informationGift of Mrs. William H. Field (Marion Dodd Blashfield), 1956, [1964].
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titleAubrey Beardsley collection, 1890-1946 ©2007 Princeton University Library
repositoryPrinceton University
descriptionContains drawings from Beardsley’s early Art Nouveau work, book illustrations, borders, chapter headings, title pages, and posters. In addition, a signed autograph manuscript of "The Art of Hoarding," notes for a Volpone prospectus, its revision, and introduction are included, as well as notes for a short story, "The Celestial Lover," which Beardsley never developed, and portions of the original holograph manuscripts of "Under the Hill" and "The Ivory Piece."

Among the major correspondents are Edmund Gosse, Robert Underwood Johnson, and Leonard Smithers. Albert Eugene Gallatin, art critic and collector of this material, is also represented in letters from Henry Harland, Philip Hofer, Mitchell Kennerley, Percy Lubbock, A. Hyatt Mayor, Arthur Symons, and others. In addition, there is correspondence from Douglas Ainslie, Joseph M. Dent, John Lane, and Beardsley’s mother and sister, as well as photographs of Beardsley and family members.

Location: Rare Books: Manuscripts Collection (MSS)
Call number: C0056
extent10 linear ft. (10 boxes, 5 flat cases, 1 portfolio)
formatsDrawings Photographs Correspondence Printed Materials Manuscript
accessHigh-quality photographic reproductions are available of all Aubrey Beardsley drawings in the Collection. Any researcher wishing to request permission to consult the originals must contact the Curator of Manuscripts, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
record linkhttp://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/7w62f823h
record sourcehttp://catalog.princeton.edu
finding aidThree notebooks, one containing Xeroxes of the drawings, one descriptions of the drawings, and the third a checklist of the collection, are available. Finding Aid Published in 2006, ©2007 Princeton University Library.
acquisition informationIn 1948, Albert Eugene Gallatin gave the University drawings, manuscripts, letters, and related material. Princeton has expanded the collection over the years by additional gifts and purchases. See the Collection File for additional information.
updated04/02/2012 12:04:18
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titleAlbert Gallatin Papers, 1258-1947 (bulk 1780-1849).
repositoryThe New-York Historical Society
descriptionPersonal and official correspondence, wills, deeds, pamphlets, notes, speeches, drafts, land papers, commissions, marriage certificates, wax bas-relief portraits, historical snuff boxes, medals, watercolor portraits, engravings, and other papers of Gallatin and his family (1258-1947). Reflected in the collection are his early years as a Swiss immigrant, his life on the Pennsylvania frontier, his service as a Senator and Congressman from that state from 1784 to 1801, his work as Secretary of the Treasury during 1801-1814, and his later career as a diplomat. There is also genealogical material on the Gallatin family, including source documents. Topics given coverage in the collection include Pennsylvania and United States politics, U.S. foreign policy and treaties, revolution in Geneva, roads and canals, land speculation, banking, tariff, Americans in Europe, Indian languages and affairs, U.S. expansion, the Northeastern boundary settlement, and the slave trade. Among the numerous correspondents found in the collection are John Quincy Adams, Jean Badollet, Susanne Gallatin-Vaudenet, Voltaire, Catherine Pictet, James W. Nicholson, Alexander Dallas, Thomas Worthington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Tench Coxe, John Randolph, John Jacob Astor, James Monroe, Comte de Romanzoff, Lord Ashburton, Henry Clay, W.H. Crawford, Hannah Nicholson Gallatin, Marquis de Lafayette, Madame de Stael, G.W. Erving, Duc de Richelieu, Richard Rush, J.C. Hottingeur, John Forsyth, Etienne Denis de Pasquier, Baron Hyde de Neuville, French foreign minister Chateaubriand, Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, Nicholas Biddle, H.U. Addington, George Canning, David Gelston, Albert Rolaz Gallatin, David Shriver, Jr., A.R. Gallatin, and A.H. Gallatin.

Location
New-York Historical Society ;

Collection
Mss Collection

Call Number
Gallatin Papers
extent44.3 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Legal Papers Writings Financial Records
accessAccess: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society, patrons must use microfilm when available.
record sourcehttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu
finding aidCalender available in repository
updated10/20/2009 16:49:16
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titleArtist File: Gallatin, Albert E. , 1882-1952
repositoryFreer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
descriptionFolder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
extent1+ folders (check with repository)
formatsEphemera
accessFolder(s) do not circulate. Folder(s) available for use only at the holding library
record sourcehttp://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Art-Design/artandartistfiles/
updated09/24/2010 12:26:08
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titleArtist File: Gallatin, Albert E. , 1882-1952
repositoryNational Portrait Gallery Library
descriptionFolder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
extent1+ folders (check with repository)
formatsEphemera
accessFolder(s) do not circulate. Folder(s) available for use only at the holding library
record sourcehttp://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Art-Design/artandartistfiles/
updated06/10/2009 15:03:57
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titleMotor-Car Touring Society of the City of New York Records, 1907-1919.
repositoryThe New-York Historical Society
descriptionRecords, 1907-19, including: constitution and amendments; some minutes and correspondence; membership list; invitations to meetings, to dinners, and to runs (many to Tuxedo, N.Y.); menus; clippings; photographs; and printed yearbooks. Albert Eugene Gallatin was president.

Note(s):
A note on the society by Geoffrey T. Hellman, based upon these records, was privately printed in New York, 1941.

Bio/History:
Organized to encourage automobile touring

New-York Historical Society Mss Collection (BV Motor Non-circulating )
extent3 v. +1 box.
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu
acquisition informationBequest of A.E. Gallatin, 1952.
updated01/20/2010 14:48:53
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titleLetter to Robert O. Shad, 1943.
repositoryHuntington Library
descriptionAlso included with letter is a carbon copy of the reply from Leslie E. Bliss, Huntington Librarian, to A.E. Gallatin, April 21, 1943.

Bio/History:
American art museum founder, critic, and painter.
extent1 letter
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
updated01/20/2010 15:10:01
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titleMax Kuehne Papers, 1912-1962.
repositorySyracuse University Library
descriptionLetters (8) of Albert C. Barnes (1921-1923), for whom Kuehne made gesso frames and furniture; 1 pencil sketch, 4 photographs of Kuehne's gesso work; miscellaneous reproductions (1923-1937); articles and reviews (1912-1936), a book about Kuehne by A.E. Gallatin, clippings (1913-1938), and exhibition catalogs and invitations (1918-1961); and 2 photographs of Kuehne.

Bio/History:
German-American painter, etcher, and gesso artist; died 1968.
extent1.25 linear ft.
accessWritten permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
record linkhttp://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/k/kuehne_m.htm
record sourcehttp://library.syr.edu
finding aidonline and in repository
updated05/23/2012 10:45:18
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titleForain and Steinlen drawings and lithographs: January 14th to 28th, 1919.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionExhibition of Jean Louis Forain and Theophile Alexandre Steinlen, artists from Paris, France. There is an introductory note by A. E. Gallatin, who loaned the drawings and lithographs for the exhibition

Bio/History:
Art gallery at 599 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.
extent1 item (8 p.)
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy, available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
updated10/03/2011 09:53:33
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titleOral history interview with George McNeil, 1968 Jan. 9-1968 May 21.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionAn interview of George McNeil conducted 1968 Jan. 9-1968 May 21, by Irving Sandler, for the Archives of American Art. McNeil speaks of why he became interested in art;

his early influences; becoming interested in modern art after attending lectures by Vaclav Vytlacil; meeting Arshile Gorky; the leading figures in modern art during the 1930s; his interest in Cézanne; studying with Jan Matulka and Hans Hofmann; his experiences with the WPA; the modern artists within the WPA; the American Abstract Artists (A.A.A.); a group of painters oriented to Paris called The Ten; how there was an anti-surrealism attitude, and a surrealist would not have been permitted in A.A.A; what the A.A.A. constituted as abstract art; a grouping within the A.A.A. called the Concretionists;

his memories of Léger; how he assesses the period of the 1930s; the importance of Cubism; what he thinks caused the decline of A.A.A.; how he assesses the period of the 1940s; his stance on form and the plastic values in art; his thoughts on various artists; the importance of The Club; the antipathy to the School of Paris after the war; how Impressionism was considered in the 40s and 50s; slides of his paintings from 1937 to 1962, and shows how he developed as an artist;


the problems of abstract expressionism; organic and geometric form; the schisms in different art groups due to politics; his teaching techniques; why he feels modern painting declined after 1912; the quality of A.A.A. works; stretching his canvases, and the sizes he uses;

his recent works, and his approaches to painting. He recalls Vaclav Vytlacil, Hans Hofmann; Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Jan Matulka, John Marin, Wassily Kandinsky, Mercedes Carles Matter, Albert Swinden, Fernand Léger, Stuart Davis, Burgoyne Diller, David Smith, Edgar Levy, Leo Manso, Irene Rice Pereira, Willem de Kooning, Ilya Bolotowsky, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Joan Miró, Robert Motherwell, George L.K. Morris, Albert Gallatin, Charles Shaw, John Ferrin, Ralph Rosenborg, Hananiah Harari, Agnes Lyall, Jean Helion, and many others.


Bio / His Notes:
George McNeil (1908-1995) was a painter and printmaker from New York, N.Y.
extentSound recording: 3 sound tape reels (4 hours 45 min.) ; 7 in. Transcript: 82 p.
accessTranscript is available on the Archives of American Art's Web site.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidTranscript is available on the Archives of American Art's Web site.
acquisition informationThese interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
updated08/08/2012 13:13:40
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titleOral history interviews relating to the American Abstract Artists Group, 1973- 1978
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionInterviews conducted by Susan Larsen, 1973-1974 in preparation for her dissertation, The American Abstract Artists Group: A History and Evaluation of Its Impact Upon American Art, 1936-1974 (Northwestern University, 1975).

Interviewees include Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne (1973 Jan. 7, 2 cassettes), Ilya Bolotowsky (1973 Jan. 29, 1 cassette plus 5 min. on another), George McNeil (1974 Jan. 12, 1 cassette), Ruth Vollmer (1973 Jan. 30, 1 cassette), Balcomb Greene (no date, 2 cassettes), and Vaclav Vytlacil (1974 Jan. 10, 2 cassettes). Also included but not used in Larsen's dissertation are an interview with Charles Carpenter (1976 Sept. 8, 1 cassette) who was executor of the estate of Charles Greene Shaw, who died during the period Larsen was conducting her research, and an interview of Willem and Elaine de Kooning, ca. 1978, conducted by Peter Busa and art historian Sandra Kraskin at Larsen's request, regarding the Albert Eugene Gallatin Collection and its impact upon artists in the late 1930s and early 1940 (1 cassette).
extent13 sound cassettes (ca. 13 hours) : analog.
accessUntranscribed; use requires an appointment.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated by Susan Larsen, 2001.
updated10/03/2011 09:53:33
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titleCharles Lang Freer selected papers, 1876-1931.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionPapers concerning Freer's art collecting activities, including correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs.

In addition to Freer's own correspondence, the papers include correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler and of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, correspondence of Freer's assistant Katharine Nash Rhoades, and correspondence regarding Freer's bequest to the Smithsonian Institution.

Among Freer's correspondents are: Otto Bacher, Bernard Berenson, Siegfried Bing, Laurence Binyon, W.K. Bixby, Sigisbert Chretien Bosch-Reitz, Charles H. Caffin, Colin Campbell, Richard Canfield, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Stuart Church, Alfred Vance Churchill, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Arthur Wesley Dow, Ernest Fenollosa, Albert Gallatin, John Gellatly, Frederick W. Gookin, Sadakichi Hartmann, Frank J. Hecker, Dikran Kelekian, M. Knoedler & Co., Berthold Laufer, Lien Hui Ching Collection, W.A. Livingstone, Frederick McCormick, Bunkio Matsuki,

Gari Melchers, Agnes Meyer, Eugene Meyer, Charles Moore, Yozo Nomura, Rosalind Birnie Philip, Charles A. Platt, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Smithsonian Institution, Joseph Stephens Warring, Thomas Way, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, Charles Walcott of the Smithsonian Institution, Beatrix Whistler, James McNeill Whistler, K.T. Wong, Yamanaka & Co., and Seaouke Yue.

Bio / His Notes:
Art collector; Detroit, Michigan. Collected Asian, American, and European art, including a large collection of works by James McNeill Whistler. Founded the Freer Gallery of Art, which is now part of the Smithsonian Institution.
extent34 microfilm reels.
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationSelected for microfilming from the Charles Lang Freer papers at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Microfilmed 1992 by the Archives of American Art with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Fellowships and Grants Research Resources Program. Portions of the correspondence and the letterpress books were previously filmed by the Freer in the 1970 (AAA reels 77, 453-456, and 1217-1232); those reels have been replaced by this microfilming project. See Finding Aid for information on papers not selected for microfilming. Location of Original: Originals in: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
updated10/03/2011 09:53:33
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titleA. E. (Albert Eugene) Gallatin papers, 1898-1951.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionPapers relating to Gallatin's art collection, the Museum of Living Art, and other museums and activities.

REELS 507-508: Mainly correspondence. Letters pertain to the Museum of Living Art at New York University; Gallatin's work on the New York Mayor's Committee on National Defense, including many letters from artists regarding war work, 1918-1919; research for bibliographies; family matters; and business affairs.

Correspondents include: Oscar Bluemner, Alexander Calder, Warrington Dawson, Robert Delaunay, Charles Demuth, Charles Freer, Walter Gay, William Glackens, Julio Gonzalez, Childe Hassam, Henry McBride, C. R. W. Nevinson, Ben Nicholson, Maxfield Parrish, Joseph & Elizabeth Pennell, Leonce Rosenberg, William Rothenstein, Allan Wade and Elizabeth Wharton.
The Bluemner material includes four letters, a sketch, and a note from Oscar Bluemner to Gallatin.

Bluemner writes about the 1932 Whitney Museum show, French and American painters, architecture, and painting.

REEL 1293: 3 scrapbooks which include official press releases and clippings of artists about the opening of the Gallery of Living Art at NYU, and its subsequent acquisitions, exhibitions, change of name to Museum of Living Art, and discontinuance of the Museum and transfer to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Also included are reproductions of some of the works found in the collection, reproductions of photos taken by Gallatin of artists whose works are in this collection, a 1935 Gallery of Living Art Bulletin, and clippings and a portion of the Catalog of the Gallery of Living Art.

Bio / His Notes:
Art collector; New York, N.Y. Gallatin formed one of America's earliest modern art collections, and displayed it as Gallery of Living Art (later Museum of Living Art) at NYU from 1907-1943, when he moved it to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gallatin was also a painter.
extent3 microfilm reels.
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reels 507-508 lent for microfilming in 1973; reel 1293 lent by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Location of Original: Reels 507-508: Originals and microfilm master negative in New York Historical Society, Manuscript Division. Reel 1293: Originals in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
updated10/03/2011 09:53:33
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titleJoseph Clark Hoppin Photograph Collection. [graphic]
repositoryFine Arts Library
descriptionBlack & white photographs of classical Greek vases, compiled by Hoppin from many sources to be used for his book, A handbook of Attic red-figured vases: signed by or attributed to the various masters of the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. (Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1919).

Each photograph is annotated in pencil on the verso with the painter's name, the type of vase, and a corresponding classification number, that in turn relates to the fuller entry in the accompanying card catalog.

History notes:
Archaeologist, art historian and art collector, Joseph Clark Hoppin, was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1870. He graduated from Harvard in 1893, and then studied at the American School of Classical studies in Athens. He received his Ph.D. from the Universität München in 1896, after completing his thesis on the vase painter Euthymides. Greek vase painting of the classical period was the primary focus of his career.

He participated in several archaeological expeditions, including one at Argive Heraceum in Athens (1894-1896), and later in Cyrene (Lybia) in North Africa (1910). He taught at a number of institutions, including Wellesley College, the American School of Athens, and Bryn Mawr, where he reached the rank of associate professor.

Hoppin wrote two handbooks of Greek vases, and together with Albert Gallatin, the first fascicle of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum for an American collection. A Greek vase artist, the Hoppin Painter, was named for a vase in his collection, now in the Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums. Hoppin died in Boston in 1925.

Location :
Fine Arts Harvard Depository [Please consult Special Collections for restrictions on use]
extent4 boxes of photographs
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://holliscatalog.harvard.edu//?itemid=%7clibrary%2fm%2faleph%7c011360250
updated01/20/2010 15:10:04
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titleA. E. (Albert Eugene) Gallatin Papers, 1927-1943
repositoryPhiladelphia Museum of Art
descriptionThese three scrapbooks document the first museum gallery in America devoted to modern art and founded by the collector and art historian Albert Eugene Gallatin. The scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings, press releases and announcements of exhibitions, acquisitions and new publications.

Coverage starts with the 1927 announcement of the opening of the Gallery of Living Art, which was housed and operated by New York University on its main Washington Square campus, and concludes in 1943 when the University closed the facility, which by then operated as the Museum of Living Art, and Gallatin's collection was transferred to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Historical Note
Albert Eugene Gallatin was born in 1881 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. After a brief study of law, Gallatin, on his twenty-first birthday, inherited the family fortune, which was made through banking and investment, and turned his attention to art.

After an initial interest in collecting classical vases, Gallatin focused on modern art. He began buying in Paris after World War I, and by 1921 he was working with some of the city's major art dealers. Gallatin also became an avid collector of works by American artists identified as the Ash Can School. After donating some works to the Brooklyn Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1922, Gallatin decided to open his own gallery that would be devoted to modern art. Using his connection as a trustee for New York University, Gallatin became co-chairmen of the University's Committee of Art Exhibition and opened the Gallery of Living Art, which was located on the main campus at Washington Square.

The gallery first exhibited works, on permanent loan from Gallatin, by Picasso, Braque, Gris and Leger. Later shows included works shown publicly for the first time in the U.S. by artists such as Joan Miro, Andre Masson, and Jean Arp. American artists included John Marin, Charles Sheeler and Charles Demuth. One of his most acclaimed purchases, which was also exhibited at the gallery, was Picasso's Three Musicians.

The 1936 purchase also coincided with the renaming of the gallery to the Museum of Living Art. Gallatin wrote exhibition catalogs for his museum as well as critical studies of artists such as Whistler, George Braque, John Sloan and Aubrey Beardsley. With the closing of his museum in 1943, Gallatin bequeathed his collection to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He died in 1952.

Preferred Citation
[Item identification and date], [Series info.], A. E. (Albert Eugene) Gallatin Papers, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives.

Alternative Format Available
The three scrapbooks were microfilmed by the Archives of American Art in 1977-1978. A copy of the microfilm is available in the Library.
extent1 linear foot
accessThe Archives is open by appointment only for scholarly research. Appointments must be scheduled with at least two weeks advance notice.
record sourcehttp://www.philamuseum.org/pma_archives/ead.php?c=GAL&p=tp
finding aidIn the repository and on the repository's Web site.
acquisition informationBequest of A. E. Gallatin.
updated08/08/2012 13:13:41
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titleAlexina and Marcel Duchamp Papers, ca. 1886-1990, n.d.
repositoryPhiladelphia Museum of Art
descriptionThe Alexina and Marcel Duchamp Papers are comprised of some personal papers of Marcel Duchamp as well as published material documenting the artist and his work that were compiled and organized by his widow, Alexina Duchamp. The collection is comprised of approximately 800 personal photographs; a small portion of Duchamp's correspondence; his lecture notes and transcripts; vital records; transcripts of several interviews with Duchamp; and published material concerning the artist.
extent30 cubic feet
accessThe collection is open for research. The "Fragile restricted papers" may only be consulted with permission of the Archivist. Preservation photocopies and copy prints for reference use have been substituted in the main files. David Sylvester's typescript for the article "Bicycle Parts" can only be consulted with permission of the author's estate.
record linkhttp://www.philamuseum.org/pma_archives/ead.php?c=MDP&p=ai
record sourcehttp://www.philamuseum.org/archives/findingaids.html
finding aidAvailable online
acquisition informationGift of Jacqueline, Paul and Peter Matisse in memory of their mother Alexina Duchamp, 1998
updated05/03/2012 12:38:34
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titleFiske Kimball Records, 1908-1955, n.d. (bulk 1925-1954)
repositoryPhiladelphia Museum of Art
descriptionFrom 1925 to 1955, Fiske Kimball (1888-1955) served as director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, steering the institution from what he described as "a minor provincial position to become one of the leading museums of America."

The Fiske Kimball Records document Kimball's efforts in achieving this transformation in collaboration with the Museum's officers, staff, and the Fairmount Park Commission, and with the assistance of private benefactors and City funding. Comprised primarily of correspondence, these records also include ephemera, clippings, notes, legal documents, reports, minutes, press releases, publications, floor plans, installation drawings, and photographs, mostly of objects, rooms and architectural elements offered for purchase.

Kimball's correspondents include preeminent leaders of art museums, universities, auction houses and professional affiliations, as well as government representatives, private collectors, scholars, and artists. Kimball's often successful courting of potential donors of objects and contributors of funds is well represented, as well as his efforts to secure labor funded by the Works Progress Administration.

In addition to the refinement and expansion of the Museum's holdings, the development of various departments and offices is also documented, and to a lesser extent other related facilities.
extent94.5 linear feet
accessThe collection is open for research. Certain fragile material may only be consulted with permission of the Archivist.
record linkhttp://www.philamuseum.org/pma_archives/ead.php?c=FKR&p=hn
record sourcehttp://www.philamuseum.org/archives/findingaids.html
finding aidAvailable online
acquisition informationBequeathed by Fiske Kimball, 1955.
updated05/14/2012 13:38:23
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