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Archives related to: Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), 1891-

titleSelections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Archives of American Art collection, 1866-1968.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, printed material, writings, and other personal papers collected by Carl Zigrosser and Leila Mechlin and later added to by others, all relating to American art. Letters to Leila Mechlin, Henry Schnakenberg and Hudson Walker. Correspondents include Robert Abbe, John Taylor Arms, Cecelia Beaux, Paul Bartlett, Gifford Beal, Paul Cadmus, Charles Curran, Royal Cortissoz, Kenyon Cox, Philip Evergood, John David Graham, Reginald Marsh, Joseph Pennell, John Sloan and many others. Some letters include printed material and photographs. Mechlin material includes writings, photographs and letters from Mary Augusta Mullikin describing her life and travels in China, 1933. Also included are letters from Adolph Dehn and Jose de Creeft to Juliana Force; from Ernest Haskell and Kenneth Hayes Miller to Carl Zigrosser; miscellaneous letters from Marc Chagall, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Louis Eilshemius and Childe Hassam; an autobiography of William Sartain; and material on Thomas Eakins, including letters, a list of expenses, 1867, and motion study material,including writings, sketches and photographs taken with a camera invented by Eakins. Charles Burchfield letters; Susan and Thomas Eakins material; Jacques Lipchitz correspondence; Henry McCarter letters; and Carl Zigrosser correspondence.

The Burchfield letters consist of 41 items, 1929-1947, from Burchfield regarding exhibitions, sales, and his paintings. The Eakins material includes letters from Susan Eakins to the Milch Galleries, 1933-1935, regarding the sale of Thomas Eakins' work, receipts from the Milch Galleries, Thomas' expense book, ca. 1866, for daily living in Paris and Switzerland and an autographed account of expenses while at school in Paris, April 12, 1867, a photograph of Susan Eakins by Carl van Vechten, a photograph of Eakins, and 71 engraved portraits from the collection of Thomas Eakins. The Lipchitz correspondence is with R. Sturgis Ingersoll regarding Lipchitz's commission for the sculpture "Prometheus." Also included are 8 letters from Curt Valentin to Ingersoll regarding Lipchitz. The McCarter material includes 66 letters, 1933-1942, some containing sketches, from McCarter to Mrs. George B. Roberts regarding paintings, frames, exhibitions, and offering painting advice. The Zigrosser correspondence is regarding the purchase of prints from the regional projects of the WPA for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and later included in the exhibition "Between Two Wars" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Included are invoices and inventories of the prints from the various offices.
extent4 microfilm reels.
formatsDescriptor: Art, American. Artists -- United States. Artists' writings. Motion study -- Photographs. Named Person: Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916. Force, Juliana, 1876-1948. Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), b. 1891. Roberts, George B., Mrs. Sartain, William, 1843-1924. Abbe, Robert. Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953. Bartlett, Paul, 1881-1965. Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956. Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942. Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967. Cadmus, Paul, 1904- Chagall, Marc, 1887- Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948. Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney), 1861-1942. De Creeft, José, 1884- Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968. Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938. Eakins, Susan Macdowell. Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941. Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973. Graham, John, 1881-1961. Haskell, Ernest, 1876-1925. Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935. Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891- Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954. McCarter, Henry, 1866-1942. Mechlin, Leila, 1874-1949. Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952. Mullikin, Mary Augusta, 1874-1964. Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970. Sloan, John, 1871-1951. Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954. Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean), 1907- Zigrosser, Carl, 1891- Correspondence Ephemera
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy. Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from the: Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives, P.O. Box 7646, Philadelphia, Pa. 19101
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reels P10-P11 and P14 lent for microfilming, 1954, by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Additional material on reel 4547 was microfilmed in 1991 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The idea for the archives originated with Carl Zigrosser, who donated material, solicited it from others (mainly Henry Schnakenberg, Leila Mechlin and Hudson Walker), or pulled it from the files of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Museum continues to add to the collection. It is not connected to the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.
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titleR. Sturgis Ingersoll selected correspondence with Jacques Lipchitz, 1959-1962.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection title6 letters from Jacques Lipchitz to Ingersoll, and 17 letters from Ingersoll to Lipchitz regarding Lipchitz's "Prometheus" sculpture and a portrait bust of Ingersoll.
extent1 partial microfilm reel. reel 4547
formatsMicrofilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy. Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives, P.O. Box 7646, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationLent for microfilming 1991 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. These letters were selected from Ingersoll's records. Additional Lipchitz-Ingersoll correspondence regarding "Prometheus" was microfilmed from the Philadelphia Archives of American Art collection, reel 4547. Originals in: Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives, Robert Sturgis Ingersoll records.
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titleR. Sturgis Ingersoll papers related to Henry McCarter, 1896-1944 (bulk 1930-1943).
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleMaterial compiled by R. Sturgis Ingersoll preparatory to his biography of Henry McCarter (never completed), primarily Ingersoll's correspondence with McCarter's friends and associates, and McCarter's correspondence collected by Ingersoll.

Included are Ingersoll's correspondence requesting information and documents relating to McCarter; correspondence and clippings regarding the Henry McCarter Memorial Exhibition held at the J.B. Neumann Gallery, New York, N.Y. and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1943; and documents regarding McCarter's estate, 1943, 1944. Among the correspondents are Francis and Katherine Biddle, Mrs. Adolphe Borie (Edith), Alexander Crane, Royal Cortissoz, Charles Cullen, Bernard Davis, Daniel Garber, William Weeks Hall, Mrs. William Sergeant Kendall (Christine Herter), Joanna McCarter (McCarter's neice), Abraham Rattner, Lorna Gill Walsh, Franklin C. Watkins, and others.

McCarter's correspondence is with Albert C. Barnes, Cecilia Beaux, Francis and Katherine Biddle, Adolphe and Edith Borie, Bernard Davis, Lenora Owsley Herman, Anna Warren Ingersoll, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, William Sergeant Kendall, Nicholas Roosevelt, and others. Also included are a manuscript fragment by McCarter about individual expression and the "stifling' traditions of academic training, undated; Hannah Rile Weiman's handwritten notes of a lecture by McCarter at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1920 or 28; sketches by McCarter; 12 photographs of McCarter and others, ca. 1930; and clippings.
extent0.6 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel) reel 4949
formatsMicrofilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationLent for microfilming 1994 by Mr. Perry Benson, Ingersoll's grandson. Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.
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titleR. Sturgis Ingersoll records,1941-1964.
repositoryPhiladelphia Museum of Art
collection titleMostly correspondence, Ingersoll's records reflect changes in the Museum and School during this period. Under his presidency, the Textile Institute and the College of Art (name changed from "school" to "college" in 1959) separated from the PMA after lengthy negotiations. Ingersoll was an attorney and the records portray his participation in the legalities of the separation. Other subjects include grants, state aid, school accreditation, and admission charges.

extent3 1/2 feet
formatsCorrespondence
accessThe collection is open for research.
record link http://www.philamuseum.org/pma_archives/ead.php?c=ING&p=tp
record sourcehttp://www.philamuseum.org/
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titleCorrespondence with the University of Pennsylvania, 1926-1950.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleContains primarily correspondence between Barnes or the secretary of the Barnes Foundation, Nelle E. Mullen, on Barnes' behalf) and university officials.

Vice-provost John M. Fogg is Barnes' most frequent correspondent, but other members of the university in the collection include presidents George William McClelland and Harold Edward Stassen; executive vice-president William H. DuBarry; George Simpson Koyl, dean of the School of Fine Arts; Roderick M. Chisholm, who was hired by the university to teach a joint Penn-Barnes course; Glenn R. Morrow, dean of the College; Edgar Arthur Singer, philosophy professor; Frederick C . Gruber of Penn's radio station; and students Jon D. Longaker and Hannah Dorothy Clymer.

In his correspondence with university officials, Barnes frequently enclosed copies of his correspondence with individuals not associated with the university, such as Marie Clews, John Dewey, John Hospers, R. Sturgis Ingersoll and Fiske Kimball of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, C. Brewster Rhoads, Nelson Read, Henry Clifford, James A. Michener, and Horace Stern. Much of the correspondence concerns attempts to establish a joint Penn-Barnes course, which met for only a few sessions before being called off by Barnes. Other topics of the correspondence include Barnes' feuds with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and with the author James Michener. A small series of miscellaneous materials (4 folders) includes copies of writings by Barnes; newspaper and magazine clippings concerning Barnes, which extend past the dates of the correspondence to 1974; and a brochure for the 1984-1985 program at the Arboretum School of the Barnes Foundation.

Location:
Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts

Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 402
extent1 box.
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
acquisition informationGift of Helen B. Fogg, 1986.
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titleCarl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePersonal and professional records including correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, subject files, photograph album, and diaries relating to Zigrosser's work as an authority on prints and printmaking and his personal relationships with artists.

Included are: correspondence with family and with over 900 printmakers, painters, sculptors, acquaintances, friends, associates, organizations, museums, publishers, and magazines; general correspondence, notes, clippings, and manuscripts pertaining to The Modern School Magazine; files of correspondence from Zigrosser's work at: the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1932-1971; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, 1946-1971, including correspondence with Frank Lloyd Wright concerning the Guggenheim Memorial Museum; Print Council of America, 1954-1971, regarding exhibitions, council meetings and other matters; and the Tamarind Workshop, 1960-1971.

Of particular interest is material relating to the 1913 Armory Show, including Zigrosser's annotated catalog, notes and sketches. Also included are speeches and notes, 1930-1968; manuscripts for lectures and unpublished materials; memorabilia; a photo album of sculpture by John B. Flannagan; art work, including prints and drawings by Karig Nalbandian, prints by Rockwell Kent, and oversized works of art on paper by Mabel Dwight, Wanda Gag and Kent; family photograph album; journals and pamphlets (covers only); and diaries, 1916-1971, discussing personal and professional events such as art openings, conversations and activities with Rockwell Kent, Alfred Stieglitz, and Georgia O'Keeffe, among others.
Among the correspondents are: the American Artists Group, John Taylor Arms, Art in America magazine, Art Institute of Chicago, Alfred Barr, E. Boyd, Charles Burchfield, Alexander Calder, Fitz Roy Carrington, Federico Castellon, Ed Colker, Howard N. Cook, Crown Publishers, Adolf Dehn, Caroline Durieux, John Bernard Flannagan, Andre Girard, Stanley William Hayter, Edward Hopper, Victoria Hutson Huntley, Independent Citizens Committee for the Arts, Sciences and Professions, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Frederick Keppel, Rockwell Kent, Fiske Kimball, Misch Kohn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Julius Lankes, Mauricico Lasansky, Merritt Mauzey, Kneeland McNulty, James A. Michener, Marian Mitchell,
Museum of Non-Objective Painting (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Karnig Nalbandian, Dorothy Norman, Georgia O'Keeffe, Walter Pach, Harold Paris, Print Club (Philadelphia), Diego Rivera, Ruth Starr Rose, Arnold Ronnebeck, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Andre Ruellan, Carl Oscar Schniewind, Roderick Seidenberg, William Spratling, Benton Spruance, Alfred Stieglitz, Harry Sternberg, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Kuei Teng, U.S. Office of War Information, Curt Valentin, Heinz Warneke, Edward Weston, Weyhe Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art, Harry Wickey, and Adja Yunkers.

Biographical Note
Print curator; Philadelphia, Pa.; d. 1975. Graduated Columbia University in literature. Worked with prints in New York City at Keppel and Co. and Weyhe Gallery; print curator at Philadelphia Museum of Art 1940-1963; author of books on prints and art works.
extent30 linear ft. (on 63 microfilm reels)
formatsMicrofilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/carl-zigrosser-papers-10859
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidFinding aid prepared by the University of Pennsylvania
acquisition informationLent for microfilming, 1991, by the University of Pennsylvania Special Collections Department, Van Pelt Library. Zigrosser donated the papers to the University in 1972. Portions of the papers not microfilmed include research files, manuscript materials for published work, family records, and journals. Location of Original: Originals in: University of Pennsylvania, Special Collections, Van Pelt Library.
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titleAline and Eero Saarinen papers, 1906-1977
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePersonal papers of Aline and Eero Saarinen, and Aline Saarinen papers relating to her unpublished biography of architect Stanford White, her published book The Proud Possessors, and her work as an NBC Television correspondent. Papers relating to Stanford White and to Proud Possessors contain primary source material gathered by Saarinen during her research on White and collectors Edward Wales Root and John Quinn.

REELS 2074-76, and 2064 (photos): Biographical material; Eero Saarinen's sketches, notes and letters; correspondence between Aline and Eero; Aline Saarinen's correspondence, including letters from John McAndrews, Clifford Odets, Robert Osborne, Frank Lloyd Wright, Joseph Louchheim, and her children; awards; files on her involvement with the Fine Arts Commission, Yale University, and the Design Advisory Committee of the Federal Aviation Agency; speeches, articles on art and architecture; television scripts; clippings and printed material; notes; and photographs and slides of the Saarinens (2 copyprints are also microfilmed on reel 1817 fr. 1054-1058), Charles Alan, and other family members, friends, works of art, and architecture.

REELS 2069-2072 and 2084 (photos): Research material, 1903-1960, relating to Saarinen's book The Proud Possessors (1958). Included are notes, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and printed material on art collectors Dr. Albert C. Barnes, Dr. Claribel and Etta Cone, Katherine Sophie Dreier, Charles Lang Freer, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Thomas Gilcrease, Peggy Guggenheim, Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Havemeyer, Joseph Hirshhorn, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, John G. Johnson, J. Pierpont Morgan, Mrs. Potter Palmer, John Quinn, the Rockefeller family, Edward Wales Root, Gertrude, Leo, Michael and Sarah Stein, and Electra Havemeyer Webb. Among the correspondents is Bernard Berenson.

The material on Edward Root contains letters to Saarinen from Grace Cogswell Root; correspondence between Root and his father Elihu, 1903-1936; one or more letters to Root, 1909-1936, from Charles Culver, Robert De Forest, Frederick James Gregg, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, Duncan Phillips, and Grace Root; copies of 2 letters to Edward Christiana, 1949; a catalog for a Root memorial exhibition, 1957; Saarinen's notes; and a photograph of Root, one of his home, and photographs of works of art in his collection. Copyrpints also available.

Material on John Quinn includes correspondence between Saarinen and Jeanne Robert Foster; letters to Foster from Quinn and his sister, Julia Anderson; a copy of a letter to Foster from William B. Yeats and a drawing of Quinn possibly by Yeats; material relating to Roger Casement; and photographs of Quinn and Foster, and Quinn with Constantin Brancusi, Picasso and Mme. Picasso, Henri Pierre Roche, and Erik Satie.

REELS 2072-2073 and 2064 (photos): Research material for Saarinen's unpublished biography of Stanford White. Included are: notes, drafts; correspondence with her publisher, scholars, friends and relatives of White, architects, and others; printed material, 1896-1968; McKim, Mead and White memoranda and correspondence, 1887-1906, much of it with Whitelaw Reid; a letter from Charles Lang Freer, 1900; contracts; architectural descriptions and copies of blueprints; a record book; and miscellaneous letters and documents. Letters from White's father, Richard Grant White, to his daughter-in-law Bessie, Bessie White's reminiscenses of Stanford, and her scrapbook on the Washington Centennial and White's Washington Arch are also included.

Photographs include over 300, 1878-ca. 1970, of White, his wife; his father and mother; Evelyn Nesbit; his clients, Anne, Louise and Robert Cheney; and 280 photographs of buildings and residences designed by White or McKim, Mead and White, many photographed by Wayne Andrews.

UNMICROFILMED: Primarily papers kept by Aline Saarinen while a NBC television correspondent reporting on mainly art related topics. Included are correspondence, printed material, notes, scripts, clippings, kinescope motion picture film, including "Eyes Opening", transferred to VHS, and photographs. Also included are printed material on Eero Saarinen, and photographs of his work.

ADDITION: Notebooks containing Aline Saarinen's notes on architecture, art collectors and Stanford White; printed material; Saarinen's journal, 1928-1932; a guest book; photographs; scripts for Venus in Venice (1964), The American Image and other writings. Three phonograph recordings (33 1/3) of a discussion on opera between Eero Saarinen, Professor H. Ingham Ashworth and Professor Leslie Martin on the Australian Braodcasting Commission, January 29, 1957 are not available for research use.
extent13.5 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 10 reels)
formatsCorrespondence Notes Sketches Photographs Clippings
accessCollection is being processed and digitized, and is closed to researchers. Access is to microfilmed material only. NBC TV material: Authorization to quote from scripts or film prepared for television must be cleared for rights with: NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/aline-and-eero-saarinen-papers-5589
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated in 1973 by the Aline Saarinen estate via Charles Alan, art dealer and brother of Saarinen. The NBC TV material was donated 1974 by NBC Studios. Additional material donated 1991 by the Parrish Art Museum, who had received it from Aline Saarinen.
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titleFrancis B. Biddle papers, 1912-1968 (bulk 1940-1966).
repositoryGeorgetown University
collection titleThis collection, which is part 2 of the Biddle family papers, consists of the personal papers of former U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle. Of notable interest are the lengthy correspondence files relating to Biddle's appointments as judge of the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1939); U.S. Attorney General (1941); and member-judge of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg (1945-46).

Notable correspondents include Dean Acheson, Conrad Aiken, Thurman Arnold, Bernard Berenson, Henry Beston, Norman Birkett, Alain Bosquet, Van Wyck Brooks, Stimson Bullitt, Roy Basler, William Rose Benet, Richard Crowder, Agnes de Mille, Gertrude Ely, T.S. Eliot, Abe Fortas, Felix Frankfurter, Learned Hand, Oscar Hammerstein, August Heckscher, J. Edgar Hoover, Cordell Hull, R, Sturgis Ingersoll, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Emmet Lavery, Frieda Lawrence, Robert Lowell, Clare Boothe Luce, Henry McCarter, Archibald MacLeish, Jacques Maritain, Gian Carlo Menotti, Marion Merrell, Nancy Mitford, Henry Morgenthau, Lewis Mumford, L. Quincy Mumford, Charlton Ogburn, Boies Penrose, Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt, A.L. Rowse, Karl Shapiro, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Lisa Sergio, Edward R. Stettinius, Adlai Stevenson, Harry L. Stimson, Leopold and Olga Stokowski, Allen Tate, Virgil Thomson, Lionel Trilling, Harry S. Truman, Robert Wagner, Henry A. Wallace, Herbert Wechsler, Owen Wister, and Mark Van Doren.

Also included are correspondence and manuscripts relating to Biddle's major works, including his two-volume autobiography, A casual past (1961), and In brief authority, (1962); two works on Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mr. Justice Holmes (1942), and Justice Holmes, natural law and the Supreme Court (1961); The world's best hope (1949); and The fear of freedom (1952). There are also typescripts and reprints of many articles by Biddle, as well as correspondence and manuscripts relating to a play about William Penn (1644-1718), written by Biddle and adapted for the stage by Richard Waters.

Biographical and Historical Note
Francis Beverley Biddle was born in Paris, France, on May 9, 1886. He attended Groton School and Harvard University, where he graduated A.B. in 1909 and LL. B. in 1911. The following year he became private secretary to Oliver Wendell Holmes, was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar and entered practice in Philadelphia with the firm of Biddle, Paul & Jayne. In 1915 Biddle moved to the firm of Barnes, Biddle & Myers, where he remained until 1939. In 1935, Biddle was appointed chairman of the National Labor Relations Board by Franklin D. Roosevelt, a position he held until the National Recovery Act was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court later that year. From 1938 to 1939 he acted as chief counsel for the joint congressional committee that conducted an investigation of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

In 1939 he was appointed judge of the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He left the bench the following year when Roosevelt appointed him solicitor general. Biddle became attorney general in 1941, serving until after Roosevelt's death in 1945. As attorney general he was chief prosecutor of eight German spies and saboteurs apprehended on the coasts of Florida and Long Island during the early part of the Second World War. He also administered the U.S. wartime internment of aliens, although he found the policy a violation of civil liberties. On Oct. 12, 1942, he was able to remove Italian-Americans from the status of enemy aliens. After the war, Biddle was appointed American member-judge of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. In 1947 Biddle was invited by Harry Truman to be considered for nomination to the position of secretary general to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. However, due to dissension among the other delegates regarding nominations, his name was not formally presented. Some weeks later, Truman nominated him as American representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

When the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate hesitated to approve the nomination, Biddle removed his name from consideration. In addition to his work with the federal government, Biddle served in official posts in many private organizations. He was national chairman of Americans for Democratic Action (1950-53); a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague (1951-61); chairman of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Committee (1956-66); vice-chairman of the board of trustees of the Twentieth Century Fund (1951-67); and chairman of the National Committee of the American Civil Liberties Union (c.1964-68). Francis Biddle married the poet Katherine Garrison Chapin in 1918. He died in Hyannis, Mass., on Oct. 4, 1968.
extent22.25 linear feet (14 boxes)
formatsCorrespondence Personal Papers
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.library.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/biddlef/scope.htm
finding aidOnline finding aid.
acquisition informationGift of Dr. and Mrs. Edmund Randolph Biddle.
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titleCorrespondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1951. Description: Archival/Manuscript Material 1 item (2 leaves).
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleContained in:
Maxwell Struthers Burt Correspondence, 1931-1951. Folder 110.

Location:
Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts

Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 420
extent1 item (2 leaves).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03
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titleCorrespondence to Paul Philippe Cret, 1944.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleContained in:
Paul Philippe Cret Papers, 1865-1976. Folder 224.

Location:
Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts

Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 295
extent1 item (1 leaf).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03
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titleCorrespondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1956
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleContained in:
Van Wyck Brooks Papers. Folder 1403

Location:
Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts

Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 650

extent1 item (1 leaf)
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03
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titleCorrespondence to Edward F. Fry, 1961-1962.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleRegarding Fry’s research on cubism.

Contained in: Edward F. Fry Papers. Folder 288

Location:
Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts

Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 651
extent2 items (3 leaves)
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
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titleCorrespondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1947-1955
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleContained in:
Eugene Ormandy Papers. Folders 660-662.

Location:
Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts

Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 91
extent82 items (91 leaves).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
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titleCorrespondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1955.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleComprises 2 items regarding renewal of copyright, and 1 item from R. Sturgis Ingersoll, attorney representing Ormandy.

Contained in:
Eugene Ormandy Papers. Folder 1252.

Location:
Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts

Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 91
extent3 items (12 leaves).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
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titleCorrespondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1955-1960
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleRegarding proposed television productions, includes correspondence and drafts of contracts prepared by Ormandy’s attorney R. Sturgis Ingersoll.

Contained in:
Eugene Ormandy Papers. Folder 1359.

Location:
Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts

Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 91
extent30 items (38 leaves).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03
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titleCorrespondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1958-1978.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleComprises items from R. Sturgis Ingersoll and William P. Wood and 1 items from Ormandy.

Contained in:
Eugene Ormandy Papers. Folder 1139.

Location:
Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts

Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 91

Other Contributors: I
ngersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), b. 1891.
Wood, William P
extent4 items (6 leaves).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
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titleR. Sturgis Ingersoll Memorabilia, 1959, 1997
repositoryPhiladelphia Museum of Art
collection titleThis collection consists of a scrapbook compiled in 1997 by Ingersoll's grandson, Perry Benson, Jr., and a presentation copy of "Some account of the singular beginnings of Philadelphia" (Philadelphia: 1957) by Grant Simon. The scrapbook, arranged in a binder, consists of copy photographs and photocopies of newsclippings and other documents pertaining to Ingersoll, his family and art collection, and his 35-year association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The binder also contains an index of the photographs, photocopies of notes and other material Ingersoll maintained with his art collection, and of some writings by and about Ingersoll. The Simon book was given to Ingersoll in recognition of his efforts as chairman of the 1959 Philadelphia Arts Festival. Signed by Mayor Richardson Dilworth.


extent2 volumes
formatsScrapbooks
accessCollection is open for research
record linkhttp://www.philamuseum.org/pma_archives/ead.php?c=RSI&p=scn
record sourcehttp://www.philamuseum.org/archives/findingaids.html
finding aidAvailable online
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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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titleHenri Gabriel Marceau Director Records, 1955-1964
repositoryPhiladelphia Museum of Art
collection titleHenri Gabriel Marceau, an internationally known scholar, art historian and architect, was the Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 1955 to 1964. Prior to that appointment, he served nearly thirty years at the museum in a curatorial capacity and beginning in 1937 as well as Associate Director.

Marceau's Records consist mainly of correspondence with individuals, corporations, museums and universities, as well as subjects, and they are arranged chronologically by calendar years. Museums are filed under M (for Museum) and then by name for the larger Museums and, alphabetically by individual name for the smaller ones. There are several folders on the installation of the Japanese Tea House and the Kramrisch Collection of Sculpture (1955), as well as a file of condolences for Fiske Kimball in 1955 and 1956. There is a small Object File.
extent56.5 linear feet
formatsCorrespondence
accessThe collection is open for research.
record linkhttp://www.philamuseum.org/pma_archives/ead.php?c=MAR&p=hn
record sourcehttp://www.philamuseum.org/archives/findingaids.html
finding aidAvailable online
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titleEvan H. Turner Records, 1964-1978
repositoryPhiladelphia Museum of Art
collection titleEvan H. Turner (born 1927), an art historian and scholar, was the Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) from 1964 to 1978, leading the Museum through a period of significant growth and transformation. He created new art departments for American and 20th Century Art, and the innovative Department of Urban Outreach (DUO) to promote art across the City of Philadelphia. These progressive activities were matched by a groundbreaking exhibition in 1973, the Marcel Duchamp retrospective, which drew upon significant scholarship and assembled virtually the entire oeuvre of one of the most important artists represented in the Museum. In 1975, Turner led the Museum in a major construction project to install a new climate control system in the building, and in 1976, he helped plan the United States’ Bicentennial and the PMA’s Centennial celebrations. Turner was an active member of a number of professional organizations, as well as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. The Evan H. Turner records document Turner’s tenure as Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) from 1934 to 1978 (bulk: 1964-1978). A mix of correspondence, inter-office memoranda, reports, minutes and other records provide ample evidence of Turner’s leading position in the Museum’s growth and transformation during that time, as well as exhibition and event planning, and the daily operations of the Museum. The collection also documents Turner’s work with professional organizations, his efforts to help the City plan the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, and his professorship at the University of Pennsylvania.
extent146 linear feet
formatsCorrespondence Memoranda Reports
accessThis collection is open for research use.
record linkhttp://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/d/pacscl/PMA_PMA004
record sourcehttp://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/pacscl/index.html
finding aidAvailable as a PACSCL finding aid on the Penn Libraries Web site.
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