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Archives related to: Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965

titleReminiscences of Paul Joseph Sachs : oral history, 1958.
repositoryColumbia University Libraries
collection titleChildhood, early career as banker and subsequent work in fine arts at Harvard until 1930; impressions of scholars of art and science; print collecting; collectors and their purveyors; patrons of art in the 20th century; Fogg Art Museum; Museum of Modern Art; Harvard Museum course; cooperation with Princeton Department of Art and Archaeology; Bliss Collection at Dumbarton Oaks; Roberts Fine Arts Commission, World War II; American museums after World War II with particular reference to activities of former students; a retrospective look at art critics, dealers, training, and the development of art in America. Pertinent correspondence follows each major segment of the oral history.
extentTranscript: 1395 leaves; Tappe: 1 reel. Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.
formatsSound Recording Transcript
accessContact repository for information.
record sourcehttp://clio.cul.columbia.edu
finding aidName index available.
acquisition informationUnderwritten in part by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
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titlePaul J. Sachs Papers, 1926-1952
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleThe processed Paul J. Sachs Papers are contained in one 2.5" document box and include typed copies of correspondence to and from Paul J. Sachs. They range from September 9, 1926 through October 27, 1952, and include correspondence with such personalities as Jere Abbott, Frederick Allen, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Allen Blackburn, Jr., Theodore Bowie, Stephen C. Clark, Mrs. W. Murray Crane, Frank Crowninshield, A. Conger Goodyear, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Arthur Sachs, Monroe Wheeler and John H. Whitney. (213 items on 329 sheets).

Biographical Note
Paul Joseph Sachs was born in New York, New York in 1879 to Samuel Sachs and Louisa Goldman Sachs. Upon graduation from Harvard University in 1900, Sachs joined the family investment banking firm Goldman Sachs, becoming a partner in 1904, and retiring in 1914. In 1915 Edward W. Forbes, Director of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University appointed him Assistant Director. He became Associate Director in 1923, retaining this title until his retirement in 1948. Concurrent to this appointment, Sachs also taught classes; first at Wellesley College (Lecturer, 1916) and later at Harvard (Assistant Professor of Art, 1917; full Professorship, 1927, Chairman of the Dept. of Fine Arts, 1933). Sachs is credited with training a generation of art and museum professionals. Among his protégés were A. Everett (Chick) Austin, Kirk Askew, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Lincoln Kirstein, Agnes Mongan and Agnes Rindge.

Sachs, one of the founding members of The Museum of Modern Art, served as Trustee from October 3, 1929 through November 10, 1938. When asked to recommend a Director for the new Museum, he suggested Alfred H. Barr, Jr., a young student of his from Harvard. Sachs later became an Honorary Trustee and the Paul J. Sachs Galleries for Drawings and Prints was named in his honor in 1964. Sachs was an avid collector of drawings and prints and gave the first drawing to enter the Museum's collection, Portrait of Anne Peter by George Grosz.

Professor Sachs received honorary degrees from Yale University, Princeton University, University of Pittsburgh and Colby College. He was named an officer of France's Legion of Honor. In addition to serving as Trustee for MoMA and Boston's Museum of Fine Art, he was on the boards of Wellesley, Radcliffe, and Smith Colleges. He was President of the American Association of Museums and American Federation of Art, a member of the Century Association, Phi Beta Kappa, American Philosophical Society, and the Grolier Club.

Paul J. Sachs died on February 18, 1965

Related Collections at MoMA and Elsewhere
For related collections see also Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Personal Papers Series 1. Personal correspondence and Series 16. Miscellaneous within the Museum Archives; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Archives, Rockefeller Archives Center, Pocantico, NY; The Fogg Art Museum Archives, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 01238).

extentOne 2.5" document box
formatsCorrespondence
accessThe records are open for research and contain no restricted materials.
record sourcehttp://www.moma.org/research/archives/EAD/Sachsf.html
finding aidOnline and in repository
acquisition informationThe Papers were given to the Museum in 1973 by Bernard Karpel when he was editor of the Bicentennial Bibliography, Archives of American Art. Mr. Karpel served as Director of The Museum of Modern Art Library from 1946 until his retirement in 1973; from 1942 to 1946 he was Acting Librarian. The Papers were acquired for the Museum in order to enhance the Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Papers already in the Museum's possession.
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titleArtist file : Sachs, Paul J.; miscellaneous uncataloged material.
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleThe folder may include announcements, clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, and other ephemeral material.

Location
MoMA Queens Artist Files

Call Number
SACHS, PAUL J.
extent1 folder
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b718359~S1
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titleOral history interview with Elizabeth Mongan
repositoryNational Gallery of Art
collection titleElizabeth Mongan became in 1937 the first curator of the print collection of collector Lessing Rosenwald. When Rosenwald gave his collections to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress in 1943, she was appointed the National Gallery's curator of prints, working both in Washington and with Rosenwald at his home in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania for the next twenty years. Mongan described her early training with Paul Sachs and travels in Europe, including a meeting with Bernard Berenson. She recalled Rosenwald and the dealers he worked with and bought from and noted her activities preparing the collection for Rosenwald's Alverthorpe Gallery and for transfer to the National Gallery and Library of Congress. She remembered prominent Gallery staff members and shared recollections of work there.

General Info:
Copyright owned by the National Gallery of Art.
extentTranscript : 155 p. 4 sound cassettes (ca. 200 minutes)
formatsInterviews Sound Recording Transcript
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
acquisition informationForms part of: National Gallery of Art Oral History Project. Interviews conducted by John Harter on 22 and 23 June 1989 in Rockport, Massachusetts.
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titleCorrespondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1916-1952.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleContained in: Carl Zigrosser Papers, ca. 1891-1971. Folder 1487.

Biography/History:
Paul J. Sachs was a curator at the Fogg Art Museum.

Location:
Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts

Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 6
extent13 items (13 leaves).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
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titlePaul J. Sachs letter to Peter A. Wick, 1954 Nov. 11.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleSachs writes to thank Wick for the favorable review of his book [presumably Modern Prints and Drawings; a Guide to a Better Understanding of Modern Draughtsmanship (1954)], which Wick delivered on a radio broadcast. Sachs tells him "You give me courage to push to completion two other books on which I have been at work for a long time."

Bio / His Notes:
Sachs: professor of fine arts at Harvard University. Wick: curator; Boston, Mass; full name Peter Arms Wick.
extent1 item. reel 5302 fr. 250-253
formatsCorrespondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1987 by Peter A. Wick.
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titleRichard H. Howland papers, 1931-1932.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleMimeographed outlines of 38 lectures, and a reading list from Paul Sach's course on museum work and museum problems given at the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University; and a pamphlet on the Fogg Museum of Art by Richard J. Bach.

Bio / His Notes:
Art historian, lecturer, museum director and writer; Washington, DC. Publications include ARCHITECTURE OF BALTIMORE, 1954 and GREEK LAMPS AND THEIR SURVIVALS, 1966. President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1956-1960 and Chairman of the Department of Civil History, Smithsonian Institution, 1960-1967.
extent0.2 linear ft.
formatsWritings Ephemera
accessUnmicrofilmed: use requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1979 by Dr. Richard H. Howland.
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titleJames N. Rosenberg papers, 1911-1961.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleREEL 674: 655 letters; a diary-sketchbook (April 1959, France); notes and writings such as anecdotes and stories; copies of 2 unpublished works; exhibition mailing lists, catalogs and announcements; 15 photographs of Rosenberg's work; pamphlets on Jewish resettlement; and clippings. Among the correspondents are Roland Redmond and others concerning Rosenberg's "Nine Open Letters to the Metropolitan Museum," Mitchell Kennerley, and Lawrence Lebduska.

UNMICROFILMED: 1 v., "New Pictures & the New Gallery, 1923," with a forward by Rosenberg.

REEL 1817 (fr. 1063-1064): One photograph of Harvard art professor, Paul Sachs, which was previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists II and has subsequently been scanned and returned to the Rosenberg papers.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter, patron, lawyer; New York, N.Y.; d. 1970.
extent1 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel) Unmicrofilmed: 1 v. reels 674, 1817
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Microfilm Printed Materials Catalogs
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed volume requires an appointment.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1960 by James N. Rosenberg. Photograph on reel 1817 microfilmed in 1980 as part of AAA's Photographs of Artists-Collection Two.
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titleWilliam Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleThe papers, 1878-1964 (20.6 linear feet) of museum curator, director, and art scholar William Mills Ivins (1881-1961) consist of personal and professional correspondence, writings, notes, photographs, and Ivins family papers. Ivins was Curator of Prints, 1916-1946, Assistant Director, 1933-1938, and Acting Director, 1938-1940 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collection contains professional and personal correspondence with art historians, art dealers, museum curators, print and book collectors, and artists concerning the history of print making, book design and illustration, print collectors and collecting, exhibitions, and museum administration. Correspondence files appear to be complete, and correspondence is of substantive content.

Also found are Ivins' published and unpublished writings and lectures, and notes. Of particular interest are the letters from Bernard Berenson, Paul J. Sachs, and Theodore Sizer, each of whom corresponded with Ivins freqently over extended periods about both personal and professional and matters.

Ivins' family papers include family correspondence, genealogies, and photographs. The papers of Ivin's wife, illustrator Florence Wyman Ivins (1881-1948), and the correspondence of several other relatives, can be found here augmented by family photographs.

Co-Creator:
Ames, Winslow
Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959
Boas, George, 1891-
Burroughs, Bryson, 1869-1934
Carrington, Fitz Roy, 1869-1954
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-
Dodgson, Campbell, 1867-1948
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965
Friedländer, Max J., 1867-1958
Greene, Belle da Costa, 1883-1950
Holmes, Margaret Ivins, 1882-1954
Ivins, Barbara
Ivins, Emma Yard, 1857-1940
Ivins, Florence Wyman, 1881-1948
Ivins, Katherine
Ivins, William Mills, 1851-1915
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934 photographer.
Lay, Charles Downing, 1877-1956
Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957
Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965
Sarton, George, 1884-1956
Simonson, Lee, 1888-
Sizer, Theodore, 1892-1967
Webster, Herman A. (Herman Armour), 1878-1970
Wind, Edgar, 1900-
Winter, Carl, 1906 Jan. 10-
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)
Grolier Club
Pierpont Morgan Library
extent20.6 linear feet
formatsCorrespondence Ephemera Notes Photographs Writings
accessUse of unmicrofilmed material in the holdings of the Archives of American Art requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C., facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidOnline and in repository.
acquisition informationThe William Mills Ivins, Jr., papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by his daughter, Barbara Ivins, in several installments between 1977 and 1983.
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titleCastano Galleries records, 1907-1983.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection title20 feet, chiefly gallery records and some personal papers of gallery owner, Giovanni (John) Castano, including correspondence, legal material, subject files, notes, writings, financial material, photographs, a scrapbook, and printed material.

Included are biographical information about Castano, business correspondence with dealers, museums, clients, collectors, artists, art historians, and others, and some personal correspondence, including a letter from Rome, 1876, from an unidentified writer to an unidentified woman containing a detailed description of a painting in the Barberini, and correspondence related to Castano's work as a scenic artist, 1924-1931. Subject files contain mainly correspondence and lists of work, and relate to Italian Renaissance exhibition, 1938, the Heeramaneck Collection of Persian and Indian Art, a Boldini exhibition, Arthur C. Goodwin, 1945-1952, and a Mancini-Sargent exhibition, 1951.

Financial material includes records of expenses and income; account books; employees' weekly wage book; records of purchases and sales of art work, including part of a bill for a painting by Diaz paid by Knoedler and Co., 1890; appraisals done for individuals, estates and institutions, including the Gorham Corporation, Harvard University murals, the Mrs. T. Morris Murray estate, furnishings of William M. Paxton's studio, ca. 1941, and paintings by Edmund Tarbell, and others; consignments; priced auction catalogs of the Henry F. Sears estate, the Mary A.H. Traiser estate, and miscellaneous price lists.

Also included are a card file on paintings; lists of paintings; inventories; client cards; address and appointment books; mailing lists; gallery journals, 1936-1927; descriptions and notes on paintings and authentications; biographies of artists; writings by and about Castano; and notes by Churchill Wyman on Philip Hale's anatomy lectures.
Photographs are of Castano, his work, artists at work, and various works of art. Original art work consists of sketches for a logo designed by Suzanne Chapman. Included in the exhibition related material is a catalog for Castano's posthumous exhibition.

Also included is a scrapbook containing announcements, clippings on the gallery and Castano, exhibition catalogs, and biographical material compiled by Castano's longtime secretary.

Among the correspondents are: Philip Beam, Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., Gibson Danes, Franz Denghasusen, Lloyd Goodrich (Whitney Museum of American Art), Isabella Grandin, Lilian W. Hale, Philip Hofer (Fogg Art Museum), Perry T. Rathbone (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Edgar P. Richardson (Detroit Institute of Arts), Paul J. Sachs (Fogg), and Lionello Venturi.
extent30 microfilm reels. reels 4827-4856
formatsCorrespondence Notes Financial Records Photographs Scrapbooks
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationLent for microfilming by Elvira Castano Palmerio, Castano's daughter, 1988.
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titleJames S. Plaut papers, [ca. 1929]-1980.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, business files, academic papers, photographs, clippings, sketchbook, sketches, and miscellaneous notes.

REEL 581: Selected items from 2 family scrapbooks, 1933-1943 and 1946-1956; including clippings, photographs, correspondence, invitations and awards. Most material pertains to Plaut's work as director of the ICA and advisor to the government of Israel. Also included are correspondence from Georges Rouault, Carl Milles, and Oskar Kokoschka; and 6 drawings by Waldo Peirce.

REEL 5139: Two family scrapbooks, 1956-1959 and 1960-1980, containing clippings, invitations, photographs and miscellaneous material from Plaut's work World's Fairs at Brussels, 1958, New York, 1964 and Japan, 1970. Also found are family snapshots of the Plaut's travels, their children and grandchildren and include 7 earlier photographs of Plaut and his parents, ca. 1906-1932, and one photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt, 1959.

UNMICROFILMED: Travel sketchbook of Rome; term papers, honors thesis, and sketches for an architectural history course; files relating to Plaut's positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the ICA, the World Crafts Council, and other professional and personal concerns; correspondence, including letters from Eugene Berman, Carl Milles, Lincoln Kirstein, Paul Sachs and others; personal and work related photographs; lecture notes; slides from the World's Craft Fair Council, 1974; 2 untranscribed sound tape reels of an interview made by Plaut for Alfred Auerbach concerning the Brussels World's Fair 1958 and typed list of questions for the interview; and miscellaneous papers.

ADDITION: Resumes and obituaries; correspondence; the book, Waldo Peirce, by Margit Varga, 1941, with insertions of a caricature by Peirce, illustrated postcards, and a letter; photographs of Walter Gropius House, Lincoln, Mass. and 7 photographs of Plaut with Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Konrad Adenauer, Indira Gandhi, Leonard Bernstein, and Dwight David Eisenhower; scrapbook and slides pertaining to Plaut's work for the World's Fair, Brussels, 1958; writings and publications; publications of the ICA and the WCC; the book, The Overcoat, by Nikoli Gogel, presented to Plaut upon retirement from the WCC; publications by others on art and design; and a file on James and Mary Plaut's personal art collection, ca. 1935-1990s.


Bio / His Notes:
Art administrator and museum director; Boston, Mass. Plaut was born to a wealthy family in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated from HarvardCollege, and received an M.A. from Harvard University. His uncle was Paul Sachs, a connoisseur and influential museology professor at Harvard andsor. Plaut held curatorial positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and became Director of Boston's Institute of Modern Art in 1939 (later the Institute of Contemporary Art or ICA) where he staged early exhibitions of contemporary design and European avant-garde paintings and sculpture until his resignation in 1956. Plaut was also involved in many international exhibitions and expositions, serving as Deputy U.S. Commissioner to the World's Fair in Brussels, 1958, and was Secretary General of the World Crafts Council, 1967-1976 and a consultant on industrial design in Israel.
extent1.4 linear ft. Addition: 2.2 linear ft. Reels 581 and 5139: Scrapbooks: 4 v. reel 581 & 5139
formatsBusiness Papers Clippings Correspondence Photographs Sketchbooks
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationScrapbooks on reel 581 lent for microfilming by Plaut, 1973; his estate, via the executor Edward M. Condit, Jr., lent those on reel 5139 in 1996. Plaut donated the unmicrofilmed material in 1985 and 1992, and additional papers were received as a bequest in 1996 via the executor of his estate. Location of Original: Reel 581: Originals returned to James Plaut after microfilming. Reel 5139: Originals in the possession of Plaut's children, Susan P. Reed and Thomas S. Plaut.
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titleIsabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters, business records, diary, and photographs.

REEL 380-413: Primarily correspondence, mostly Gardner's own, but including family correspondence and Gardner Museum correspondence.

Also included are misc. items and printed material. Correspondents include: Edwin Austin Abbey, Lyman Abbott, Brooks Adams, Alexander Agassiz, Elizabeth C. Agassiz, Louis Agassiz, Luigi Agostini, Hamilton Aide, Thomas B. Aldrich, Abram P. Andrew, Boris Anisfeld, George Arliss, Anne L. Balch, George G. Barnard, Grace Edith Barnes, Cecilia Beaux, Martin Birnbaum, William Sturgis Bigelow, William Phipps Blake, Edwin Howland Blashfield, Wilhelm von Bode, Martin Brimmer, J. Appleton Brown, Dennis Miller Bunker, Bryson Burroughs, Theodore Byard, Morris Carter, Paul Chalfin, Conrad Chapman, John Jay Chapman, Alfred Q. Collins, Frederick Shepard Converse, Walter William Spencer Cook, Archibald Cary Coolidge, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Charles Townsend Copeland, Kenyon Cox, Ralph Adams Cram, Francis Marion Crawford, Raymond Crosby, Sally Cross, Ralph W. Curtis, Howard G. Cushing, Charlotte Cushman, Walter Damrosch, Richard Harding Davis, Elsie De Wolfe, Mary Dexter, Nathan H. Dole, John Donoghue, Ruth Draper, Duveen Brothers, J. S. Dwight, Theodore F. Dwight, Louis Dyer, Charles W. Eliot, Barry Faulkner, Gabriel Faure, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Daniel Chester French, Helen C. Frick, Roger E. Fry, Ossip Gabrilowitsch, John Lowell Gardner, William Amory Gardner, I. M. Gaugengigl, Richard Watson Gilder, Rene Gimpel, Edwin L. Godkin, Leon Gordon, Lady Augusta Gregory, Louise I. Guiney, Edward E. Hale,
Mary (Mrs. Richard Walden) Hale, Philip Leslie Hale, Mrs. Philip Hale, Richard Hammond, Walter Hampden, George C. Hazelton, Paul Helleu, Henry Lee Higginson, Thomas W. Higginson, Robert Hinckley, Malvina Hoffman, Edward W. Hooper, Harriet Hosmer, Julia W. Howe, Archer M. Huntington, Vincent d'Indy, Henry Irving, August F. Jaccaci, Clarence King, William Kittredge, Louis Kronberg, Petr A. Kropotkin, Anna C. Ladd, John La Farge, Charles Rollinson Lamb, Charles Lanman, Charles G. Loring, James R. Lowell, Dodge Macknight, Mary L. Macomber, Richard Mansfield, Paul Manship, Frank J. Mather, Francis John McComas, Nellie Melba, Francis Davis Millet, S. Weir Mitchell, Helena Modjeska, Pierre Monteux, John S. Mosby, Gilbert Murray,

(cont.)Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Andrews Norton, Lily Norton, Richard Norton, William O'Connell, Kazuzo Okakura, Jean N. Oliver, William O. Partridge, Walter Pater, Anna Pavlova, Waldo Peirce, Joseph Pennell, Harper Pennington, Lilla Cabot Perry, Edward C. Pickering, Sophia L. Pitman, Matthew Stewart Prichard, John Quinn, Robert Reid, Amelie Rives, Elizabeth W. Roberts, Auguste Rodin, Denman Ross, Will Rothenstein, Lillian Russell, Paul J. Sachs, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Ruth St. Denis, Franklin B. Sanborn, Charles Sprague Sargent, John Singer Sargent, J.M. Sears, C. Arnold Slade, Irene Slade, Henry Davis Sleeper, F. Hopkinson Smith, George Warren Smith, Joseph L. Smith, Albert Spaulding, Maurice Sterne, William James Stillman, Julian Story, Thomas W. Story, Henry Swift,
John Addington Symonds, Ellen Terry, Celia Thaxter, Abbott H. Thayer, William R. Thayer, Mary A. Tiffany, Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Adelaide E. Wadsworth, Francis Amasa Walker, Mrs. Humphry Ward, Mrs. Fiske Warren, Edmund March Wheelwright, James McNeill Whistler, Margaret White, Sara de Prix Wyman Whitman, Wildenstein Galleries, Owen Wister, Charles H. Woodbury, Rufus F. Zogbaum, Anders Zorn, Mrs. Anders Zorn, and others.

REELS 631-632: Personal papers of Gardner and some records of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum including dealers' files containing invoices, notes, cancelled checks, and letters; a record book, "Prices Paid for Paintings," 1917; a record book, "Prices Paid for Works of Art"; 118 installation photographs of the museum as arranged by Gardner, 1924; a diary kept in Egypt, 1874, with sketches; a diary kept in Shanghai and India, 1883-1884; "Directions for my funeral," 1912; and "Suggestions for Running a Museum," 1913.

REELS 696-698: Letters from Bernard Berenson to Gardner, 1887-1924. Letters contain references to literary topics, Berenson's impressions of Europe, various paintings and artists, advice to Gardner on the purchase of paintings and information on their sale.

REEL 846: Checklist of Gardner's letters to Bernard and Mary Berenson, 1894-1924; typescripts of personal and official correspondence (originals found on AAA microfilm reels 696-698), 1887-1924.
extent40 microfilm reels. reels 380-413, 631-632, 696-698, and 846
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Photographs
accessMicrofilm copies. Originals in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Mass.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidReels 380-413: Finding aid available at AAA offices.
acquisition informationMicrofilm lent by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for duplicating, 1972-1975.
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titleHenry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleThe bulk of the collection consists of Hitchcock's alphabetical files, containing mainly correspondence (22 feet). Writings, lectures, photographs, printed matter, and miscellaneous items make up the remainder.

Bio/History:
Architectural historian, critic, museum director, and influential teacher. Died 1987.
extent25.0 linear ft.
formatsSubject Files Correspondence Writings Photographs Printed Materials
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated by Ms. Mosette Broderick, a colleague of Professor Hitchcock, who also served as his assistant and is his literary executor.
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titleHarold K. Zimmerman papers, l930-1954.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleAn etching by Zimmerman; photographs of Zimmerman, his wife, Spanish gypsies used as models, and of artwork by Zimmerman and Hyman Bloom; and newspaper clippings, 1933. Other material includes sympathy letters received by Mrs. Zimmerman after Harold Zimmerman's death in 1941; letters referring to sales of artwork and a possible exhibition of Zimmerman's work at the Fogg Art Museum, 1941-1954; typescript of "An Experiment in Art Teaching" by Denman W. Ross with illustrations and captions describing Zimmerman's experimental teaching method of drawing to the young Hyman Bloom and Jack Levine; and an incomplete edited typescript with a draft of a letter by Ross to Paul J. Sachs about Zimmerman's teaching experiment, 1930.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter, art instructor; Cambridge, Mass. Zimmerman developed an experimental method of teaching drawing from memory or the "visual imagination." He was the first drawing teacher of Boston Expressionists Hyman Bloom and Jack Levine in ca. 1928-1929. Denman Ross, an influential educator, art collector and painter, became the instructor and patron of Bloom and Levine shortly after he wrote his essay on Zimmerman's experiment in art teaching.
extent0.2 linear ft. (on one microfilm reel) reel 4961
formatsArtwork Photographs Correspondence Writings Ephemera
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1991 by Richard Derby, who received the papers from his mother, Mrs. Hasket (Elizabeth) Derby, the widow of Harold Zimmerman.
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titleFranklin W. Robinson interviews, 1992 Jan. 28 - Feb 26.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleInterviews of Franklin W. Robinson conducted by George M. Goodwin. Also included is a ten page summary by Goodwin.

Robinson discusses his childhood in Providence, Rhode Island; years at Harvard where Paul Sachs was a role model; his career; various museum directors; and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Bio / His Notes:
Museum director, historian. Director, Williams College Museum of Art, 1975-1979; Director, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1979-1992; Director, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 1992-.
extent4 sound cassettes + 10 p. summary.
formatsSound Recording
accessUntranscribed interview; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. office.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated by Franklin W. Robinson and George M. Goodwin in 1992.
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titleHenry Plumer McIlhenny interview, 1974 Oct. 28.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleAn interview of Henry Plumer McIlhenny conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art.

McIlhenny speaks about his parent's interest in collecting; his own collecting; studying with Paul Sachs at Harvard; his interest in 19th century art, travels to Europe, purchasing works by Seurat, Degas, Ingres and Chardin; dealers he worked with including Paul Rosenberg and Valentine Dudensing; his tenure as decorative arts curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, staff, and exhibitions; the completion of the museum building by the WPA; and commissioning paintings from Franklin Watkins.
extent1 sound tape reel ; 5 in. (56 p. transcript)
formatsTranscript Sound Recording
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationPart of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958
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titleWinslow Ames interviews, 1987 Apr. 29-1987 June 2.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleAn interview of Winslow Ames conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art. Ames speaks of his childhood in New York, his family's early New England and New York antecedents, his education at Columbia College, and studying fine arts at Harvard under Paul Sachs and Edward Waldo Forbes.

He reminisces about his friendship with Edward M.M. Warburg and Lincoln Kirstein and their involvement in his purchase of Gaston Lachaise's "Standing Woman"; his work as the first director of the Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut; service as a conscientious objector with the Civilian Public Service Corps during World War II; and assisting in the resettlement of European refugees with the American Friends Service Committee.

He discusses directing a museum in Springfield, Missouri, researching and writing his PRINCE ALBERT AND PUBLIC TASTE, and teaching connoisseurship and museum practices at the University of Rhode Island and Brown University.

Bio / His Notes:
Museum director, art historian, collector, conoisseur of drawings and authority on Victorian art, born 1907.
extent3 sound cassettes.
formatsSound Recording
accessUntranscribed; use requires an appointment.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThese interviews are part of the Archives of American Art 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.
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titleRosamond Forbes Pickhardt interview, 1995 Feb. 13.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleAn interview of Rosamond Forbes Pickhardt conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art.

Pickhardt recalls her childhood as the daughter of Edward Waldo Forbes, long-time director of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University (1909-1944) and Margaret Laighton; her early schooling and early interest in art; her family's 11-month stay in Europe in 1922, with the young Daniel Varney Thompson acting as her father's understudy, and during the time her father studied painting with Alexander Iacovleff in Paris; spending several weeks at the Villa Curonia, near Florence, where many art world figures visited.
Pickhardt remembers Paul Sachs who, upon coming to the Fogg, encouraged her to go into museum work; Eric Schroeder, a specialist in Near Eastern art and a life-long friend; Frederick "Ted" Grace, a scholar of classical art who had been groomed by Edward Forbes and Paul Sachs to succeed them as director of the Fogg but who was killed during World War II; Jakob Rosenberg, a German refugee scholar; Deman Ross; Harold Zimmerman with whom she studied drawing; Langdon Warner, a scholar of Asiatic art and one of her father's oldest friends; Kingsley Porter; and Mark Tobey with whom she studied.

Pickhardt talks about her third marriage to Carl Pickhardt in 1953 and their life-long ties with the Forbes family.

Bio / His Notes:
Writer; Sherborn, Massachusetts. Born 1908.
extent1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog.
formatsSound Recording
accessUntranscribed; use requires an appointment.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThis interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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 administrators.
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titlePapers of David E. Finley, 1921-1977.
repositoryLibrary of Congress
collection titleCorrespondence, subject files, financial papers, drafts of speeches and writings, family material, printed matter, and scrapbooks relating chiefly to Finley's duties as special assistant to Secretary of the Treasury, Andrew W. Mellon, his role in the founding and his subsequent service as director (1938-56) of the National Gallery of Art, and his activities with numerous artistic and cultural organizations, including the Commission on Fine Arts, the People-to-People program, the National Portrait Gallery, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Specific topics in the papers include the controversy between Mellon and Senator James Couzens over a tax reduction plan; the National Gallery's participation in the art program of UNESCO; architectural development of Washington, D.C.; the furnishing of the White House; and the preservation and restoraton of Cooper Union, Decatur House, and the Wayside Inn.

Correspondents include Marie Beale, George Biddle, James Biddle, Helen Bullock, Huntington Cairns, Leonard Carmichael, Clement Conger, Royal Cortissoz, Chester Dale, Lewis W. Douglas, Harry F. du Pont, James Earle Fraser, Edgar W. Garbisch, Gordon Gray, Theodore Francis Green, Walker Hancock, Herbert Hoover, Lady Bird Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Lincoln Kirstein, Samuel H. Kress, Wilmarth S. Lewis, Paul Manship, Andrew W. Mellon, Richard K. Mellon, Charles Nagel, Duncan Phillips, S. Dillon Ripley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Harlan F. Stone, Francis Henry Taylor, Harry S. Truman, Joseph E. Widener, and Andrew Wyeth.

Bio/History:
Museum director and lawyer.
extent31,000 items. 92 containers.
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Printed Materials Writings Scrapbooks
accessContact repository for restrictions.
record sourcehttp://catalog.loc.gov
finding aidFinding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room
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titlePaul Sachs course notes, 1936-1937.
repositoryThe Getty Research Institute
collection titleThe official review of the forty-four meetings of Prof. Paul Sachs’ museum course, in the academic year 1936-1937, at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge. The course covered the philosophy, history, organization, and administration of museums, along with sections on museum architecture and display, collection formulation and cataloguing, and aspects of museum policy and ethics.

The notes present a prepared curriculum of theory and practice, with bibliographical remarks and observations, minutes of the class sessions and student commentary. Registered as students in the class itself were Theodore Bowie, L. B. Bridaham, George Hafmann, Ray Nash, and Theodore Rousseau. With remarks on private collectors and art dealers and accounts of talks by visiting lecturers, including Marcel Aubert, Kenneth Clark, Dean Hudnut, Louise Lucas, Agnes Mongan, Erwin Panofsky, Johnny Roosval, Theodor Sizer, Martin Weinberger, and others. Appended are additional reading lists, budgetary reports, printed museum forms, cards and certificate samples.


Location:
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Call Number:
890069

Holdings at This Location:
1 Box
extent1 bound volume.
formatsWritings
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers.
record linkhttp://hdl.handle.net/10020/cat216880
record sourcehttp://library.getty.edu/vwebv/searchBasic
acquisition informationLester Burbank Bridaham.
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titlePaul J. Sachs Papers, 1900-1994.
repositoryHarvard Art Museum Archives
collection titleThese personal papers of Fogg Art Museum associate director Paul J. Sachs document his involvement with the Fogg, his academic career, publishing projects, collection of art objects, philanthropic endeavors, and personal life. The bulk of the collection dates from 1915 to 1958. Included are: financial records, correspondence, certificates, diplomas, object lists, photographs, newspaper and journal clippings, valuations and speech transcripts.

History notes :
Paul Joseph Sachs, the first associate director of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and a Harvard professor, was born in New York City on November 24, 1878. Sachs graduated from Harvard University in 1900 and entered the family firm Goldman,Sachs & Co., becoming a partner in 1904. In 1915, Sachs became the assistant director of the Fogg Art Museum. In 1923, Sachs became associate director, and he remained in this position until his retirement in 1948. Sachs was an avid collector of art and assembled a tremendous personal collection.

He donated many objects to the Fogg Museum during his lifetime, as well as upon his death. Sachs’ career also included teaching; he first lectured at Wellesley College in 1916 and then became an assistant professor of fine arts at Harvard in 1917. Ten years later he became an associate professor, and in 1933 he became chairman of the Harvard department of fine arts. Sachs was involved in a wide range of philanthropic endeavors throughout his life. He was actively involved in the American Red Cross during World War I and in aid to refugee scholars displaced by World War II. His philanthropy continued into the last years of his life. Paul J. Sachs died on February 18, 1965 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Location :
Harvard Art Museum Archives HUAM HC3: Personal

HOLLIS Number :
011414754
extent2.5 linear feet and 7 oversize folders
formatsPersonal Papers Photographs Financial Records Correspondence Inventories
accessUnrestricted
record linkhttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUAM:art00010
record sourcehttp://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/011763842/catalog
finding aidElectronic finding aid available on the repository's website.
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titleThe Fototeca Berenson (Villa I Tatti Photo Archives)
repositoryBiblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti
collection titleThe collection contains about 300,000 photographs, many of them collected by Berenson himself from the 1880s until the time of his death in 1959. Many have notes on the back in his handwriting. Many show works of art before restoration, and others show images since destroyed.

An important section, "Homeless paintings", contains photographs of works whose current location is unknown. The photographs are almost exclusively black and white in a variety of photographic media, such as albumen, gelatine, or carbon.

About 3000 large-format photographs are stored separately. In addition, there is a considerable amount of documentary material in the form of clippings, notes and printed reproductions.

The photographs are arranged according to Berenson's original scheme, by school: Florence, Siena, Central Italy, Northern Italy, Lombardy, Venice, Southern Italy. Within each school they are arranged by artist, then by topography, followed by homeless. Paintings and drawings are arranged separately.

The main focus of the collection is on Italian painting and drawing from the mid-thirteenth to the mid-sixteenth centuries. This part of the collection continues to be developed through the acquisition of new materials and through photographic campaigns. Later periods are also represented but in smaller scale, without systematic updating.

There is also material on medieval painting, arranged topographically; manuscript illumination, arranged according to present location; archeology; Byzantine art and architecture, arranged both by artist and by location; and non-Italian art, arranged by country. Finally a section of 8000 photographs is devoted to the art of the Far East, India and Islam.

In addition to the original Berenson nucleus, collections of prints, glass plates, negatives and transparencies have entered the Fototeca.

These include the collections of Emilio Marcucci (nineteenth-century projects for the completion of various Florentine monuments), George Kaftal (representations of saints in Italian painting of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries), Henry Clifford (painting thirtheenth to seventeenth centuries), Giorgio Castelfranco (Italian art thirteenth to twentieth centuries), Giannino Marchig (restoration), Frederick Hartt (Michelangelo, Giulio Romano), Giuseppe Marchini (Italian art and stained glass), and Craig H. Smyth (Renaissance painting and drawing).

There is a small collection of micropublications and microfiche (162,386 frames): L=index photographique de l'art en France (95,648); Sotheby's Pictorial Archive - Old Master Paintings (45,472); Christie's Pictorial Archive Italian School (9,898); Christie's Pictorial Archive - New York 1977-95 Old Master Paintings & Drawings (11,368). The microfilm of the Bartsch Corpus comprises about 42,000 frames.

Notes
Most photographers not identified.

extent300,000 + photographs
formatsPhotographs Reproductions Microfilm Artist Files
accessContact Ilaria Della Monica the archivist at the Berenson Library for restrictions and appointments.
record linkhttp://via.lib.harvard.edu/via/deliver/advancedsearch?_collection=via
record sourcehttp://itatti.harvard.edu/
finding aidCurrently, there is no catalog of the photographs at Villa I Tatti. In some cases, Artist Files, can be found school (i.e. Venetian, Lombard, Northern Italy, Central Italy, etc. . .) and some are cataloged in Harvard's online catalog, HOLLIS.
acquisition informationOriginally formed by Bernard Berenson the Library continues to add to the file.
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