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Archives related to: Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938

titleGeorge Grey Barnard papers, 1884-1963.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleBiographical material, diaries, business records, photographs and printed material mainly concerning Barnard's activities as a sculptor, art collector, and dealer.
extent2 microfilm reels, 18.5 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Financial Records Photographs Notes
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThe bulk of the George Grey Barnard papers, ca. 16 linear ft., was transferred from the National Collection of Fine Arts August 7, 1975, where they had been given by Barnard's son Monroe in March 1970 along with related statuary given to NCFA. Ca. 450 photos received with the transfer were microfilmed (reel 1116) and returned to NCFA's Photo Archives. They were subequently transferred to AAA in 2003. Monroe Barnard had previously donated 0.4 linear ft. of papers directly to AAA (microfilm reel 118) June 1971. An additional two feet of material was received from Pennsylvania State University in October 1976 where it had been given by Barnard's daughter, Vivia. In 1985, AAA borrowed for microfilming ca. 4 feet of Barnard papers from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which are cataloged separately.
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titleGeorge Grey Barnard papers, 1895-1941.
repositoryPhiladelphia Museum of Art
collection titleGeorge Grey Barnard was an American sculptor and collector of Medieval art, locating and arranging the pieces that eventually became "The Cloisters," now of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. His papers are comprised primarily of correspondence and financial and business records documenting both his collecting and creation of art. The collection includes a significant amount of personal correspondence, biographical information, and family financial records as well.
extent19 linear feet
formatsPhotographs Financial Records Correspondence
accessThe collection is open for research.
record linkhttp://www.philamuseum.org/pma_archives/ead.php?c=GGB&p=tp
bibliographyThe George Grey Barnard collection; catalogue by Martin Weinberger New York, Privately published by Robinson Galleries, inc. [1941]
record sourcehttp://www.philamuseum.org/archives/findingaids.html
finding aidOnline finding Aid
acquisition informationProbably acquired in 1945, when the Museum purchased the Barnard Abbaye of Medieval art from the Barnard estate. Transferred from the Office of the Curator of Medieval Art to the Archives in 1975.
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titleDaniel M. Williams biographical collection of George Grey Barnard,1863-1969, n.d.
repositoryPhiladelphia Museum of Art
collection titleThis collection documents the tireless efforts of journalist Daniel M. Williams to refine and publish a biography of the American sculptor and collector George Grey Barnard. While the project never came to fruition, the collection represents approximately 30 years of Williams's accumulated research and writings, and consists of correspondence, including some of Barnard's personal letters to his family, as well as clippings, ephemera and photographs regarding the artist's life and career as a sculptor and important collector of Medieval art and architecture.

Works by Barnard documented here include his celebrated commissions, such as the monumental figural group for the Pennsylvania Capitol at Harrisburg, as well as his controversial depictions of Abraham Lincoln and the god Pan. References to Barnard's excursions to the French countryside in search of artifacts include his sale to John D. Rockefeller, Jr. of more than 600 pieces, which would collectively be housed and referred to as the Cloisters, the renowned branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collection also includes Williams's working notes, numerous drafts and portions of typescript edited and annotated not only by the author, but also by the artist and his son, Monroe Barnard.
extent8.5 linear feet
formatsCorrespondence Clippings Notes Photographs Ephemera
accessThe collection is open for research.
record linkhttp://www.philamuseum.org/resources/archives/findingaids/ead.asp?c=DMW
record sourcehttp://www.philamuseum.org
finding aidOnline Finding Aid
acquisition informationGift of Jean Sherrill (daughter of Daniel Williams),December 2003.
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titleFrancis Bacon Foundation records, 1936-1997.
repositoryPhiladelphia Museum of Art
collection titleThe Francis Bacon Foundation was formed by Walter and Louise Arensberg in 1938 to promote study in science, literature, religion, history and philosophy with special reference to the works of Francis Bacon. The Foundation also served as the legal owner of the Walter and Louise Arensberg art collection.

The Francis Bacon Foundation Records consist of correspondence, administrative and financial records which illustrate the organizational aspects of the Foundation, the Baconian research conducted by its staff, and the art historical research conducted by outside researchers using the Francis Bacon Foundation Library and Arensberg Archives. Because of the Foundation's close association with Walter and Louise Arensberg, the Records also shed some light on their personal lives.
extent18 cubic feet
formatsCorrespondence Clippings Photographs Financial Records Ephemera
accessThe collection is open for research. All files in the "Forms" Subseries of the "Library records" Series are restricted until Jan. 1, 2027. The "Fragile restricted papers" may only be consulted with permission of the Archivist. Preservation photocopies for reference use have been substituted in the main files.
record linkhttp://www.philamuseum.org/resources/archives/findingaids/ead.asp?c=FBF
record sourcehttp://www.philamuseum.org/
finding aidOnline Finding Aid
acquisition informationGift of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery (2001), which had received the material as part of a larger gift from the Francis Bacon Foundation in 1995.
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titleGeorge Grey Barnard Papers: 1889-1967.
repositoryThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
collection titleThe George Grey Barnard Collection (1889-1967) contains a wide variety of archival material that documents the public and private life of the American sculptor and collector, George Grey Barnard (1863-1938).

The bulk of the collection comprises correspondence and newspaper clippings. Other material includes photographs, sketches, card files, notebooks, a daily expense log, small clay models, miscellaneous artifacts, postcards, flyers, pamphlets, and business records relating largely to his Cloisters and L'Abbaye collections. Records in this collection reflect Barnard's abilities as a businessman and his aspirations as a sculptor. They also capture the character of the man, and present him in a more personal light, as a husband and a father.

Citation
Identification of item, date (if known), George Grey Barnard Papers; box number; folder number; The Cloisters Library and Archives, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Location / Call Number
Cloisters Library / Cloisters Archives collection no.28
extent8 linear ft.
formatsClippings Correspondence Ephemera Financial Records Appraisals
accessOpen for research by appointment from The Cloisters Library and Archives staff
record sourcehttp://library.metmuseum.org/record=b1359839~S1
finding aidFinding aid available in the repository; The Cloisters Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art; item level control
acquisition informationUnknown; material in this collection appears to have been amassed and donated over time by a number of sources, namely Barnard's wife, Edna Monroe Barnard, his son, Monroe Grey Barnard, and various members of the Cloisters staff.
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titleHarold E. Dickson, George Grey Barnard Collection
repositoryCentre County Historical Society
collection titleThe Dickson/Barnard collection represents the collected materials of Penn State Professor of Art History Harold E. Dickson, in his unfinished project to create a biography of Bellefonte-born sculptor George Grey Barnard.

The collection consists of Dickson’s research notes, collected source materials in photocopy and published form, and drafts of chapters for the biography along with articles and addresses he published and presented about Barnard’s life and work. The larger portion of the collection, however, is original manuscript materials written by and to George Grey Barnard, chiefly letters but also some personal diaries and account books.

The vast majority of the Barnard materials were given to Dr. Dickson by Barnard’s children, Monroe Barnard and Vivia Barnard over a period of years, beginning in 1957 when Dickson began his study of the artist in anticipation of the centennial of Barnard’s birth in 1963. Small amounts of Barnard-created documents were also given to Dr. Dickson, as he conducted his research, by others who knew or worked with Barnard. The collection of Barnard materials, along with Dr. Dickson’s drafts, articles, research notes, and collected source materials, were donated to the Centre County Historical Society by Dr. Dickson’s daughter, Ms. Rae Chambers, after his death.

The collection is organized into two subgroups: the Harold E. Dickson Materials (4 boxes) and the George Grey Barnard Materials (12 boxes). Within the two subgroups, the materials are arranged by format, as explicated in the Container and File List. The processing of this collection required extensive opening and flattening of documents, refoldering, reboxing, and detailed sorting based on the arrangement plan developed by the archival consultant.

There are additional collections of Barnard materials in three major repositories: the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of Amercan Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Cloisters, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s archives. Little of this collection is duplicated in these other repositories.

The collection was processed by Sara Louise Howells, a Penn State student intern majoring in medieval studies and art history. She worked under the supervision of her archives management instructor, Leon J. Stout, who was archival consultant to the project and is Head of Public Services and Outreach for the Penn State Special Collections Library, and of Ms. Angela Breeden, Executive Director of the Centre County Historical Society. Ms. Jacqueline Melander, President of the Society, and Dr. Elizabeth Smith, Penn State Associate Professor of Art History, also provided important assistance and advice. The processing of this collection was made possible through the generosity of a Archives & Records Management Grant to the Society from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission for the 2005-2006 grant period.
extent linear feet
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Clippings
accessAnyone wishing to use archival records or the library should make an appointment by calling (814) 234-4779.
record sourcehttp://centrecountyhistory.org/collections/collections.html
finding aidOnline and in repository.
acquisition informationThe collection of Barnard materials, along with Dr. Dickson’s drafts, articles, research notes, and collected source materials, were donated to the Centre County Historical Society by Dr. Dickson’s daughter, Ms. Rae Chambers, after his death.
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titleGeorge Grey Barnard selected papers, 1895-1941.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleSelected papers from the George Grey Barnard papers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives, including correspondence with dealers, museums, John D. Rockefeller and others; a few exhibition files; letters from Theodore Roosevelt; files on Barnard's Lincoln sculpture and Rainbow Arch; and drawings and sketches.

Files selected for microfilming in the Correspondence subseries A, correspondence with individuals, include Piccinelli Bros., John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Lorado Taft, and Abbott Handerson Thayer and family. The two remaining subseries, correspondence with dealers and with museums were microfilmed in their entirety; among the correspondents are American Art Galleries, Brummer Gallery, G.J. De Motte, Jacques Seligmann, Yamanaka & Co., Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Washington Cathedral, and many others.

From Series II - Subjects, files on the Carnegie Institute Exhibition (1938), Grand Central Art Galleries Exhibition (1935), 1st Annual International Exhibition (1912-1913), and Theodore Roosevelt's letters to Barnard (1917 and 1937) were microfilmed. From Series III - Sculpture, subseries A and B regarding Barnard's Lincoln statue and the Rainbow Arch were microfilmed in their entirety; only a few files, mainly sketches and drawings, were selected from subseries C regarding other sculpture projects.
extent7 microfilm reels. reels 3658-3664
formatsMicrofilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy. Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Archivist, Philadelphia Museum of Art, P.O. Box 7646, Philadelphia, Pa.19101.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationPapers received at Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1945 along with the Barnard Abbaye of Medieval art, purchased from the Barnard estate. The collection consists of 18 linear feet of manuscript material, and 1 foot of special format materials, of which 4 feet were selected by the Archives of American Art for microfilming. Location of Original: ORIGINALS IN: Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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titleGeorge Grey Barnard letters to Mr. Van der Weyde, [ca. 1910-1921].
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleBarnard writes mainly concerning financial matters.
extent6 items (on partial microfilm reel) reel D8 (frames 303-308)
formatsCorrespondence Microfilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationPurchased 1956 by the Archives of American Art.
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titleArtist file: Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938 [miscellaneous ephemeral material]
repositoryThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
collection titleThe folder may include clippings, announcements, small exhibition catalogs, and other ephemeral items

Biography or History
American sculptor and architect

LOCATION
Watson Library

CALL NUMBER STATUS information
ARTIST FILE - INDIVIDUAL FILE
extent1 folder
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://library.metmuseum.org/record=b1492475~S1
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titlePapers of Raoul Heilbronner, 1887-1914 (MSS25650)
repositoryLibrary of Congress
collection titleCorrespondence; letterbooks; business records including invoices, inventories, notebooks, address book, records of purchases and sales, deposits, and consignments; and historical notes and clippings relating to particular objects. Individuals represented in the collection include George Grey Barnard, Samuel R. Bertron, Mrs. Chauncey J. Blair, Edson Bradley, Charles T. Crocker, Mrs. Edward H. Harriman, William Randolph Hearst, Mrs. William H. Klapp, Mrs. Potter Palmer, Thomas Fortune Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, and Henry Walters.
extent9,000 items. 9 containers.
formatsCorrespondence Business Records Financial Records Notes Ephemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://catalog.loc.gov
finding aidFinding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room./
acquisition informationGift, Tudor Wilkinson, 1952.
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titlePaolo S. Abbate papers, 1908-1971.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleBiographical material; correspondence, ca. 1908-1971, including letters to and from George Grey Barnard; writings and speeches on art; sketches; scrapbooks, ca. 1912- ca. 1953, containing writings and clippings (some in Italian), including articles and obituaries on George Grey Barnard, Frederick William MacMonnies and others; exhibition price lists; photographs of Abbate and of his work; and printed material, including articles by and about Abbate.

Bio / His Notes:
Sculptor.

Language Note:
Portions of the scrapbooks are in Italian.
extent639 items (on 4 microfilm reels). reel 1316-1318 and 1322
formatsMicrofilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationLent for microfilming 1977 by James and Samuel Alaimo nephews of Abbate. Cite as: Paolo S. Abbate papers. Owned by James and Samuel Alaimo. Microfilmed by Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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titleJohn Gellatly letters received from artists, 1887-1931.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection title120 letters to Gellatly from Irving Wiles, Frederick S. Church, C. E. S. Wood, Emma and Abbott H. Thayer, George Grey Barnard, and Albert Pinkham Ryder. Some of the letters contain sketches, particularly those from Church.

Co-Creator: Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921
Thayer, Emma B., 1850-1924
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924
extent0.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel) reel 2041
formatsCorrespondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidList of letters available at Archives of American Art offices.
acquisition informationThe collection was initially bought by Thomas Brumbaugh of Vanderbilt University art department from Walter R. Benjamin Autographs of Madison Avenue, and subsequently acquired by the National Collection of Fine Arts. Shortly thereafter it was transferred to the Archives of American Art.
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titleMary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleThe collection is comprised mainly of correspondence with family members, artists, dancers, actors, writers, musicians, and visual and performing arts organizations. Also found are scattered biographical materials, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.

The collection contains a small amount of biographical material about Mary Fanton Roberts and her husband, William Carman Roberts, including his journal of a vacation with Ernest Thompson Seton and his wife. Personal Correspondence is with her husband and sister Belle Fanton, and with friends. Business and political correspondence documents her career as a magazine editor and writer, her participation in political organizations and events, her participation in radio talks, and her correspondence regarding war issues.

Art correspondence/subject files include correspondence with and collected materials on artists, photographers, art patrons, critics, and wives of artists, as well as arts organizations, museums, and schools. Correspondence of note is with George Gray Barnard, Gutzon Borglum, Ben Ali Haggin, Leon Kroll, Frederic Remington, W. Goodridge Roberts, Nicholas Roerich, Pierre Troubetzkoy, illustrator Oliver Herford, John Butler Yeats, and Ashcan school artists Robert Henri, John Sloan, and William Glackens, as well as many others. Dance and theatre correspondence/subject files include correspondence with actors, dancers, playwrights, patrons, organizations and theatres. Correspondence of note in this series is with Charles "Orlando" Coburn, Eva Le Gallienne, Angna Enters, and the "Duncan Dancers." Literary and music orrespondence/subject files include correspondence with authors, poets, critics, singers, publishers, and musicians, such as Bliss Carman, Yvette Guilbert, and Lloyd Osbourne. Additional material found in these subject files, other than letters, includes invitations, photographs, calling cards, artwork, news clippings, and printed material.

Writings by Roberts include an autobiographical essay about her youth and early career, guest lists and notes concerning hosted events, and typescripts of poems by her niece Dorothy Gostwick Roberts. Printed material is comprised of art exhibition catalogs, published articles and trade bulletins written by Roberts, and newsclippings. Photographs are of Roberts, her family, friends, and places she lived, and include autographed portraits given to her, primarily from actors and actresses. Also found are photographs taken by Nickolas Muray of art models. Scattered artwork in this collection includes several small drawings by unidentified artists, as well as a pencil portrait of Roberts by John Butler Yeats.

Bio / His Notes:
Writer, editor, critic; New York City. Wrote for Herald Tribune, Journal, the Sun, editor for the Craftsman, 1906-1916, the Touchstone, 1917-1921, Arts & Decoration, ca. 1922-1934. Wrote occasionally under the name Giles Edgerton.
extent3.8 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Ephemera Photographs Printed Materials Writings
accessCollection has been digitized and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidCollection available on-line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collectionsonline/robemary/
acquisition informationDonated by Phoebe DuBois and Violet Organ in 1957. Location of Original: 4 Ira Glackens letters, 1946-1947, reel D162, fr. 971-982: Originals returned to Ira Glackens after filming.
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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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titleAlbert and Marie Sterner letters received, 1899-1945.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters to the Sterners, primarily regarding art and cultural matters.
Letters are from: John Barbirolli, George G. Barnard, Cecelia Beaux, George Bellows, Emile Bourdelle, Poultney Bigelow, Emma Calve, William M. Chase, Winston Churchill, Constance Collier, John Dewey, Gerald du Maurier, John Drew, James N. Dunn, Joseph Duveen, Elsie Ferguson, Arnold Genthe, Charles D. Gibson, Warren G. Harding, Charles W. Hawthorne, Robert Henri, Walter Hampden, Oliver Herford, Leslie Howard, Sir Henry Irving, Eva Le Gallienne, Julie Marlow, Philip Merivale, Maurice Mozkowski, Alla Nazimova, Joseph Pennell, Raphael Pompelli, Howard Pyle, Theodore Roosevelt, John S. Sargent, G. Bernard Shaw, Sir Herbert B. Tree, Mary A. Ward, J. Alden Weir, Edith Wharton, Francis Wilson, and Israel Zangwill.

Bio / His Notes:
Illustrator and painter; New York City. Sterner's wife, Marie, was an art dealer.
extent87 items (on partial microfilm reel) reel N11 (frames 1000-1208)
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMicrofilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division. Location of Original: Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.
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titlePhotograph of Barnard's sculpture of Lincoln, [undated].
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleAdditional forms: 35mm microfilm reel 3814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
extent1 item. reel 3814
formatsMicrofilm Photographs
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThe photograph was sent by Thomas Brumbaugh of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. to William Truettner of the National Collection of Fine Arts, who then gave it to the Archives of American Art.
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titleScrapbook re: Abraham Lincoln statue, 1918.
repositoryAbraham Lincoln Presidential Library
collection titleNewspaper articles, mostly from Illinois, concerning the choice of statues.

Bio/History:
Scrapbook of articles concerning statue of Abraham Lincoln done by Andrew O'Connor and placed on the grounds of the Illinois State Capitol in 1918. There were also Lincoln statues done by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and George Grey Barnard. The Barnard statue created some controversy.
extent1 v. ; 31 cm.
formatsScrapbooks
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
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titleCharles Henry Hart Correspondence, 1909-1917.
repositoryAbraham Lincoln Presidential Library
collection title1 note, 3 letters to Hart and one copy of a letter by him concern Lincoln statue by George Barnard, and articles on Lincoln. Correspondents includes William H. Lambert, Albert H. Griffith and F.W. Ruckstull.

Bio/History:
Lawyer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; director, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1882-1902.
extent5 items.
formatsCorrespondence Writings
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
acquisition informationIn: Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918. Original or duplicate materials: Illinois State Historical Library,/ Old State Capitol, Springfield IL 62701
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titleArtist file. Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleThe file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Cite as:
Brooklyn Museum Library Collections. Schweitzer Gallery files.

Location:
Brooklyn Artist Files

Call Number:
AF Schweitzer B
extent1 folder.
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b771184~S1
finding aidFiles arranged alphabetically.
acquisition informationGift, M.R. Schweitzer, 1990. M.R. Schweitzer acquired the Augustus De Forest collection (1910-1935), the Julius H. Weitzer collection (1920-1960), and the Pascal M. Gotterdam collection (1910-1970), and incorporated them into the Schweitzer Gallery files and library. The Schweitzer files and library are now part of the Brooklyn Museum Library Collections.
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titleArtist file. Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleThe file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Cite as:
Brooklyn Museum Library Collections. Clark S. Marlor artist files.

Location:
Brooklyn Artist Files

Call Number:
AF Marlor B
extent1 folder.
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b774329~S1
acquisition informationGift; Dr. Clark S. Marlor; 1992-ongoing.
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titleArtist file. Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleThe file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Cite as:
Brooklyn Museum Library Collections. BMA artist files.

Location:
Brooklyn Artist Files

Call Number:
AF BMA B
extent1 folder.
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b779500~S1
acquisition informationFiles compiled by BMA library staff from 1917 to the present.
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titleGarden at Aniane
repositoryThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
collection titleUnbound album of black and white photographs showing architectural elements from the cloisters of the abbeys of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert and Saint Michel de Cuxa, then housed in the garden of Pierre Yon Vernière at Aniane near Montpellier, late 19th-early 20th century. Album contains photos taken in the garden and images of individual objects--mostly capitals--after the columns were disassembled and removed to a Paris art dealer, c. 1906. Elements were later brought to New York by George Grey Barnard and displayed in The Cloisters.

Note
Cover title is misspelled as Garden at Ananie

Citation
Identification of item, date, Garden at Aniane; The Cloisters Library and Archives, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

LOCATION
Cloisters Stacks

CALL NUMBER STATUS information
Cloisters Archives collection no. 5
extent58 leaves + 4 inserts : ill ; 29 cm
formatsPhotographs
accessOpen for research by appointment from The Cloisters Library and Archives staff.
record sourcehttp://library.metmuseum.org/record=b1659888~S1
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titleViews of The Cloisters
repositoryThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
collection titleUnbound album of black and white photographs of George Grey Barnard's Cloisters produced around the time of its purchase by the Met

Citation
Identification of item, date, Views of The Cloisters; The Cloisters Library and Archives, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

LOCATION
Cloisters Library

CALL NUMBER
Cloisters Archives collection no.11
extent57 leaves : ill ; 29 cm
formatsPhotographs
accessOpen for research by appointment from The Cloisters Library and Archives staff
record sourcehttp://library.metmuseum.org/record=b1617597~S1
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titleDesign reference album for The Cloisters construction
repositoryThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
collection titlePhotograph album apparently compiled during the design and construction of The Cloisters. Contains black and white photographs depicting The Cloisters model, Cloisters objects in situ, Cloisters objects after they were disassembled from George Grey Barnard's original Fort Washington location, installation of objects into the 1938 building, and other Medieval monuments and architecture for reference points. Most images have been identified. It appears that this album was compiled by museum staff (perhaps James Rorimer) in order to plan and document the design of the museum. Photos date ca. 1936, prior to the opening of The Cloisters on its present site in 1938.

Citation
Identification of item, date, The Cloisters Library and Archives, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
extent64 leaves : ill ; 62 x 47 cm
formatsPhotograph Album
accessOpen for research by appointment from The Cloisters Library and Archives staff
record sourcehttp://library.metmuseum.org/record=b1647993~S1
acquisition informationCloisters museum staff
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titleArtist File: Barnard, George Grey , 1863-1938
repositoryNational Portrait Gallery Library
collection titleFolder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
extentcontact repository for further details
formatsArtist Files Ephemera
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/
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titleOffice of the Secretary records, 1870-[ongoing].
repositoryThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
collection titleRecords comprise correspondence and subject files created by the Secretary and General Counsel, Trustees and several past Directors of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This material relates to all aspects of Museum operations and administration including: acquisition of artworks through purchase, gift and bequest, exhibitions, building maintenance and construction, relations with City and State agencies, drafting and negotiating contracts, managing litigation, cultural property issues, legal and business affairs, grants and corporate donations. Files documenting the tenures of each Secretary of the Museum are included.

In addition, there is substantial original documentation created by: former Directors of the Museum, including Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Caspar Purdon Clarke, Edward Robinson, Herbert E. Winlock; past Trustees, including: John Taylor Johnston, Henry Gurdon Marquand, Robert W. De Forest, and J. Pierpont Morgan; and key curatorial and administrative staff.

Biography or History
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 in New York City by a group of businessmen, financiers, artists and collectors. On April 13 of that year the New York State Legislature granted an Act of Incorporation "for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said City a Museum and Library of Art, of encouraging and developing the Study of the Fine Arts, and the application of Art to manufacture and natural life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and to that end of furnishing popular instruction and recreations." Railroad executive John Taylor Johnston served as the institution’s first President. Luigi Palma di Cesnola was appointed the first Director in 1879.

The Office of the Secretary was established concurrently with the founding of the Museum, and is the central repository for official Trustee records, administrative correspondence and legal files of the Museum’s General Counsel. The Secretary is a member of the Museum staff who performs administrative duties under the general direction of the President or as may be assigned by the Chairman or Board of Trustees.

The Secretary is responsible for coordinating and recording the proceedings of meetings the Board of Trustees and Trustee committees. The Secretary attends to official correspondence, has custody of and preserves the corporate seal and the archives, and oversees the legal affairs of the Museum.

The following have served as Secretary of the Museum: William J. Hoppin (1874-1877), Luigi Palma di Cesnola (1877-1904), Robert W. DeForest (1904-1913), Henry W. Kent (1913-1940), George Lauder Greenway (1941-1942), Dudley T. Easby, Jr. (1945-1969), Ashton Hawkins (1969-1987), Linden Havemeyer Wise (1987-1992), Sharon H. Cott (1992-present).

Citation
[Title of item], [date], [folder title], Office of the Secretary Records, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives.

Note
Most materials in English; French, Italian, German and other languages are represented as well.
extent2500 linear feet.
formatsCorrespondence Subject Files Administrative Records Financial Records Legal Papers
accessConsult Archives staff regarding permission to quote or reproduce.
record linkhttp://library.metmuseum.org/record=b1705272~S1
record sourcehttp://library.metmuseum.org/record=b1705272~S1
finding aidnpublished index and folder level database; access restricted to Archives staff only.
acquisition informationTransferred from Office of the Secretary.
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titleRecords of the Director's Office: Frederic Allen Whiting, 1913-1930
repositoryThe 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/
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titleFiske Kimball Records, 1908-1955, n.d. (bulk 1925-1954)
repositoryPhiladelphia Museum of Art
collection titleFrom 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
formatsCorrespondence Clippings Ephemera Legal Papers Photographs
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.
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