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titleRecords of the Director's Office: Frederic Allen Whiting, 1913-1930
locationThe Cleveland Museum of Art
collection titleThe records of the Director's Office are the primary source for understanding the decisions made and actions taken at the highest level of the museum's administration.

In addition, the records constitute one of the most valuable, unified resources for researching the early history of the museum and its art collection; initial construction and expansion of the museum building;

changes in the museum's administrative hierarchy; personalities and activities of individual staff members; artistic and social movements of the first half of the twentieth century; and the museum's relationship with civic, cultural, and educational institutions throughout the country and the world.

The records from Frederic Allen Whiting's tenure as director are divided into four main series: I. Numbered Administrative Correspondence, II. Unnumbered Administrative Correspondence, III. Biographical Materials, and IV. Index to Numbered Administrative Correspondence.

Citation:
The Cleveland Museum of Art Archives, Records of the Director's Office: Frederic Allen Whiting, date and short description of document [e.g., letter from Whiting to Kent, 6 June 1916].
extent22.6 cubic feet, 72 boxes
formatsAdministrative Records Writings Correspondence Notes
accessAt the end of the restricted period, the records will still be subject to the review of the archivist before access is granted.
record linkhttp://library.clevelandart.org/museum_archives/finding_aids/whiting/index.php
record sourcehttp://library.clevelandart.org/museum_archives/finding_aids/
updated08/07/2018 17:29:58
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titleAlphonso Trumpbour Clearwater Papers, 1901-1933.
locationThe Winterthur Library
collection titleConsists of papers relating to the judge's hobby of collecting early American silver objects. Most items are correspondence with dealers, other collectors, and museums. Chief among the correspondents are: C. Louise Avery, Francis H. Bigelow, John Buck, Robert Ensko, W. Farr, and Frederick Widmer. Clearwater also wrote often to the firms Crichton Brothers (in New York) and Potter & Stainforth (in Boston). The museums with which he regularly corresponded were the Albany Institute of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and--particularly--the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The collection also includes a series of catalog cards listing items in Clearwater's silver collection, as well as some photographs, articles, and pamphlets.

Biography or history
Alphonso T. Clearwater was a native of West Point, NY. He was locally educated and, in 1903, received an honorary degree from Rutgers University for distinction in public service. He was admitted to the bar in 1871. He served as the district attorney of Ulster County, NY, and as judge on the New York supreme court and court of appeals. He died in Kingston, New York.

Location
The Winterthur Library: Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, Winterthur, DE 19735.

Call No.:
Col. 65
extent4.1 cubic ft. (14 boxes)
formats
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://findingaid.winterthur.org/html/HTML_Finding_Aids/COL0065.htm
record sourcehttp://library.winterthur.org:8000/cgi-bin/webgw
finding aidFolder listing available at repository.
acquisition informationAccessioned 1969 Purchased from Thurston Thatcher, Hyde Park, New York.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:11
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titleFrancis Patrick Garvan papers, [ca. 1913-1956].
locationArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence with antique, art and rare book dealers, museums, curators, conservators, Garvan's employees, George Parmly Day, Andrew Keough, and John Marshall Phillips of Yale University regarding the 1930 gift of the [Mabel Brady] Garvan Collection to Yale, the American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, Inc., Francis Bigelow, Robert Ensko, Richard T. Haines Halsey, E. Alfred Jones, Fiske Kimball, William Macbeth, Inc., Wallace Nutting, Richard W. Symonds, and others; auction catalogs, and records from Parke-Bernet and Plaza Art Auction Galleries, 1942-1949; loan records; files regarding the Garvan estate, sales, gifts, and appraisals; inventories; catalog cards, some with photographs; and miscellaneous photographs and printed material.

Co-Creator: Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred), 1872-1943
Keough, Andrew, 1869-1953
Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955
Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941
Phillips, John Marshall, 1905-1953
Bigelow, Francis Hill, 1859-1933
Day, George Parmly, 1876-1959
Ensko, Robert
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines), 1865-1942
Parke-Bernet Galleries
Plaza Art Auction Galleries
American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)
extent37.0 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Auction Catalogs Estate Papers Appraisals Photographs
accessUnmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidFinding aid (box inventory) available at Archives of American Art offices.
acquisition informationDonated 1981 by Anthony N. B. Garvan and Phil Hoyt for the estate of Mabel Brady Garvan.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:11
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titleHenry Francis Du Pont Antique Dealers papers, 1911-1957
locationThe Winterthur Library
collection titleThis collection contains invoices and correspondence between Henry Francis du Pont and various antique dealers.

Biogrpahical Statement
The Antique Dealers papers is a separate collection of records that track the buying habits of Henry Francis du Pont and what dealers he patronized, such as J.A. Lloyd Hyde, Israel Sack, Joseph Kindig, and many others. The objects he bought are now in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum

Related Materials
The papers of Henry Francis du Pont, owned by the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, are housed in the Winterthur Archives.
extent66 boxes
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://findingaid.winterthur.org/html/HTML_Finding_Aids/ARC28.htm
finding aidCollection is arranged alphabetically by dealer's last name.
acquisition informationCollection is owned by the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. It was transferred in the 1980s from the main museum building.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:11
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