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Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991

Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Portanova, Joseph Domenico  Search this
Burnham, Jr., Wilbur Herbert  Search this
Burnham, Wilbur Herbert  Search this
Reynolds, Joseph G.  Search this
Stained Glass Association of America  Search this
American Art Expositions (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Joseph G. Reynolds Associates  Search this
Reynolds, Francis, and Rohnstock  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Watercolors  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Stained glass artists  Search this
Church architecture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9766
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212167
AAA_collcode_wilbhbur
Theme:
Diaries
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212167
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Oral history interview with Andrew Dreselly, 1981 June 26

Interviewee:
Dreselly, Andrew, 1893-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison),  Search this
Cascieri, Arcangelo  Search this
Krichmayer, Johann  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Carving (Decorative arts)  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13153
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212229
AAA_collcode_dresel81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212229
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Oral history interview with Alfonso Ossorio, 1968 November 19

Interviewee:
Ossorio, Alfonso A., 1916-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Selvig, Forrest  Search this
Subject:
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Signa Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Collagists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5517
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212466
AAA_collcode_ossori68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212466

Oral history interview with Arcangelo Cascieri, 1972 November 21-1974 January 24

Interviewee:
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Massachusetts College of Art  Search this
Boston Architectural Center  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213369
AAA_collcode_cascie72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213369
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Heaven on earth : Orthodox treasures of Siberia and North America / Barbara Sweetland Smith, David J. Goa, Dennis G. Bell ; foreword by Metropolitan Theodosius ; edited by Barbara Sweetland Smith with assistance by Mina A. Jacobs

Author:
Smith, Barbara Sweetland  Search this
Goa, David J.  Search this
Bell, Dennis G.  Search this
Issuing body:
Anchorage Museum of History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Orthodox Church in America Diocese in Alaska  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 115 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 x 20 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Russia (Federation)
Irkutsk
Date:
1994
Topic:
Icons, Russian  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Call number:
N7910.A2 S64 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_474228

Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records

Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Names:
American Art Expositions (Firm)  Search this
Joseph G. Reynolds Associates  Search this
Reynolds, Francis, and Rohnstock  Search this
Stained Glass Association of America  Search this
Burnham, Wilbur Herbert, 1887-1974  Search this
Burnham, Wilbur Herbert, Jr., 1913-1984  Search this
Connick, Charles J., 1875-1945  Search this
Portanova, Joseph Domenico, 1909-1979  Search this
Reynolds, Joseph G., 1886-1972  Search this
Extent:
35.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketches
Photographs
Watercolors
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1904-1991
Summary:
The records of nationally renowned Boston, Massachussetts, stained glass design company, Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, measure 35.9 linear feet and date from circa 1904-1991. The majority of the collection consists of project files for the studio's stained glass window contracts throughout the United States from the 1920s-1980s. In addition to project files, records include biographical material for the owners, correspondence relating to personal and studio business, general business and financial records, writings such as published articles by Wilbur H. Burnham, scrapbooks and other printed material documenting the history of the company, artwork including extensive watercolor design studies for stained glass, and photographic material.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of nationally renowned Boston, Massachussetts, stained glass design company, Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, measure 35.9 linear feet and date from circa 1904-1991. The majority of the collection consists of project files for the studio's stained glass window contracts throughout the United States from the 1920s-1980s. In addition to project files, records include biographical material for the owners, correspondence relating to personal and studio business, general business and financial records, writings such as published articles by Wilbur H. Burnham, scrapbooks and other printed material documenting the history of the company, artwork including extensive watercolor design studies for stained glass, and photographic material.

Biographical material includes resume details and autobiographical notes for Burnham and Burnham, Jr., in addition to membership and fellow certificates.

Correspondence documents general studio business and includes correspondence with current and prospective clients, correspondence related to exhibitions, Burnham, Jr.'s activities on the Executive Committee of the America Arts Exposition, Inc., and the 1940 annual meeting of the Stained Glass Association of America and related business. Also found is some personal correpondence with friends and colleagues. Of note are 4 letters from stained glass artist Charles J. Connick giving his opinions on other stained glass artists, including Burnham, and a letter written by sculptor and designer, Joseph D. Portanova.

General business files include personnel records, records relating to a studio apprenticeship in stained glass design, a 1932 inventory of the studios, and leases and other legal documentation.

Writings include published articles by Burnham, in addition to draft typescripts for a book on stained glass which was never published, and research notes used as background material for stained glass studies. These notes include a number of pencil sketches.

19 diaries and journals consist of travel diaries and date books containing notes on daily appointments, financial notes, and addresses.

Project files form the bulk of the collection and document projects in circa 250 locations throughout the United States and Bellau, France, from the 1920s-1980s through correspondence with clients, architects and builders, contracts, purchase orders, building plans, sketches, scattered photographs and some printed material. Of particular note are extensive files on stained glass for New York's Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Saint Mary's Cathedral in Peoria, Illinois, Saint Martin's Church in Providence, Rhode Island, and the National Cathedral in Washington D. C. The series also includes a group of contract files for the company Reynolds, Francis & Rohnstock (later Joseph G. Reynolds), a contemporary of Wilbur H. Burnham Studios.

Financial records include payment and receipt journals, expense reports, bills, account books and general ledgers which provide finanical documentation from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Printed material includes news clippings about Burnham studios and stained glass in general, in addition to source material used in subject research.

Additional newsclippings about Burnham Studios can be found in three scrapbooks which also house announcements and invitations, and scattered photographs. One scrapbook contains photographs of windows designed by the studios for the Church of Saint Vincent De Paul in Los Angeles, California.

Artwork and sketchbooks include some artwork by Burnham, Jr., such as pencil and ink sketches, life drawings, and some watercolors. The bulk of the series consists of watercolor design studies on board for many of the studio's projects documented in the project files. Also found are some stained glass design sketches and cartoons, primarily in pencil and charcoal with scattered watercolors, as well as seven folders of material used in creating stained glass patterns and templates.

Photographic material includes photos of Burnham and Burnham, Jr., and of studio work in progress, as well as photographs of artwork, primarily of stained glass created for a significant number of the studio's contracts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1930s-circa 1970s (Boxes 1, 27; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1920s-1991 (Box 1; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 3: General Business Files, 1930s-1970 (Box 2; 0.38 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1920s-1950s (Box 2; 6 folders)

Series 5: Diaries and Journals, circa 1920s-circa 1960s (Box 2; 4 folders)

Series 6: Project Files, 1916-1980s (Boxes 2-12, 42; 10.6 linear feet)

Series 7: Financial Records, 1928-1982 (Boxes 13-14; 1.14 linear feet)

Series 8: Printed Material, circa 1920s-1980s (Boxes 14-15, 27-28; 1.89 linear feet)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, circa 1920s-circa 1970s (Boxes 15-16, 28, OVs 48-49, BV 84; 1.05 linear feet)

Series 10: Artwork and Sketchbooks, circa 1920s-circa 1980s (Boxes 16-23, 29-39, OVs 50-73, 85, RD 83; 13.15 linear feet)

Series 11: Photographic Materials, circa 1904-circa 1980s (Boxes 23-26, 29, 40-41, 43-47, OVs 74-82; 5.8 linear feet)
Historical Note:
Boston, Massachussets stained glass design firm, Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, was founded by master stained glass craftsman Wilbur H. Burnham, in 1922. Together with Charles J. Connick and Joseph G. Reynolds, Burnham studios became recognized as one of the most prominent stained glass design companies in the United States. Burnham took early commissions from influential American architect Ralph Adams Cram, and believed strongly in the medieval stained glass tradition. In the late 1930s his son, Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., who had received an informal education on tours of Europe with his family, and a BFA from Yale University, joined the firm.

Some of the studio's most notable commissions included seventeen windows for the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D. C., all the windows and murals for Saint Mary's Cathedral, Peoria, Illinois, ten windows for the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, and five for the Riverside Church, also in New York City.

Both Burnham and Burnham, Jr., served as presidents of the Stained Glass Association of American from 1938-1941 and 1956-1957 respectively. Burnham, Jr., took over the studio in 1968 when his father retired, and sold the studios in 1982.
Provenance:
The Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records were donated in 7 accesions by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., from 1977-1981 and by Wilbur C. Burnham, grandson of the founder, in 1990-1991. Scott McDaniel, co-owner of the firm, contributed to the 1990 donation.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Church architecture -- United States  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- United States  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass painting and staining -- United States  Search this
Stained glass artists-Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Photographs
Watercolors
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wilbhbur
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-wilbhbur
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A synopsis of the exhibit of the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company in the American Section of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building at the World's Fair, Jackson Park, Chicago, Ill., 1893, with an appendix on Memorial Windows

Author:
Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company, New York  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
1893
Topic:
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Call number:
NK2190 .T56
NK2190.T56
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_111873

The Tiffany Chapel at the Morse Museum / with contributions by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen ... [et al.] ; edited by Nancy Long

Author:
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney  Search this
Long, Nancy  Search this
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art  Search this
Charles Hosmer Morse Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Tiffany, Louis Comfort 1848-1933  Search this
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Florida
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Glass, Ornamental--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
NK7198.T5 T54 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717114

Glory in glass : stained glass in the United States : origins, variety, and preservation : the Gallery at the American Bible Society, November 12, 1998-February 16, 1999 / by Virginia C. Raguin

Author:
Raguin, Virginia Chieffo 1941-  Search this
American Bible Society Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
243 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
[1998?]
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Glass painting and staining--History  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_558549

Examples of ornamental metal work / drawn and engraved by Henry Shaw

Title:
Ornamental metal work
Author:
Shaw, Henry 1800-1873  Search this
Former owner:
United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing DSI  Search this
Binder:
Brooklyn Bookbinding Co. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
50 leaves of plates : all ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1836
Topic:
Art metal-work  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Gates  Search this
Fences  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Church decoration and ornament--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
NK6405 .S53 1836
NK6405.S53 1836
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412327

Holy things and profane : Anglican parish churches in colonial Virginia / Dell Upton

Author:
Upton, Dell  Search this
Subject:
Church of England History  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 278 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Virginia
Date:
1986
C1986
18th century
Topic:
Church architecture  Search this
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Anglican Communion--History  Search this
Church history  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Call number:
NA5207.U68 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_323429

The changing church; its architecture, art, and decoration

Author:
McClinton, Katharine Morrison  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1957
Topic:
Church architecture  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Church buildings  Search this
Call number:
NA4800 .M12
NA4800.M12
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_53401

Louis C. Tiffany and the art of devotion / edited by Patricia C. Pongracz ; contributions by Elka Deitsch, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Lindsy R. Parrott, Patricia C. Pongracz, Elizabeth De Rosa, Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Peter W. Williams, and Diane C. Wright

Editor of compilation:
Pongracz, Patricia  Search this
Host institution:
Museum of Biblical Art  Search this
Subject:
Tiffany Studios (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Tiffany Studios (New York, N.Y.) Ecclesiastical Department  Search this
Physical description:
216 pages : illustrations (chiefly colored) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2012
2012, ©2012
Topic:
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Synagogue art, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001882

John La Farge and the recovery of the sacred / edited by Jeffery Howe

Editor:
Howe, Jeffery W.  Search this
Host institution:
McMullen Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Physical description:
236 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
19th century
Topic:
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1069584

Bogdan Grom : oprema sakralnih objektov v Ameriki = Bogdan Grom : his religious work in America / [text in Slovene language by Milček Komelj ; text in English language by Carole Ryavec ; translation: Laura Cuder Turk ; photography: Bogdan Grom ... et al.]

Title:
Bogdan Grom : his religious work in America
Grom
Author:
Grom, Bogdan 1918-  Search this
Komelj, Milček  Search this
Ryavec, Carole  Search this
Cuder Turk, Laura  Search this
Subject:
Grom, Bogdan 1918-  Search this
Physical description:
206 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
Topic:
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Synagogue art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6537.G719 A4 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_944886

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