Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
A letter from Frank Duveneck, 1877; a sketch of Donaldson, ca. 1876, by [James] Carroll Beckwith, with a note from Beckwith, 1913; letters from Gari Melchers, some of which are illustrated; obituary clippings on Melchers; photographs, mostly of fellow art students in Munich, 1873-1877, including Francis Davis Millet and Frank Duveneck; and miscellany. Also included are several letters from Gari Melchers's wife Corrine to Donaldson's son, Bruce.
John M. Donaldson papers, 1873-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel D160 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Architect (Detroit, Mich.). A friend of Gari Melchers. Donaldson's son Bruce (d. 1940) was chairman of the Art History Department at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Donated 1963 by Mrs. Alex G. Donaldson.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001