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Stained Glass Association of America

Collection Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Photo of Stained Glass Association of America Dinner

Collection Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950s
Scope and Contents note:
oversized material housed in Box 40
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Oversized Photograph of Stained Glass Association of America Dinner

Collection Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Container:
Box 40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950s
Scope and Contents note:
oversized material from Box 23, F 27
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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The stained glass bulletin

Author:
Stained Glass Association of America  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. : ill ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1925
Topic:
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Call number:
NK5300 .S782
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_781839

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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Biographical Materials

Collection Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Extent:
4 Folders (Boxes 1, 27)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s-circa 1970s
Scope and Contents note:
Biographical materials include resume details for Burnham and Burnham, Jr., and autobiographical notes handwritten by Burnham. Also found are fellow and membership certificates for the Stained Glass Association of America, a fellow certificate for the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, and a mounted blank check given as a Christmas gift to Burnham.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wilbhbur, Series 1
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920s-1991
Scope and Contents note:
Correspondence relates to general studio business and includes correspondence with current and prospective clients, general inquiries, financial material, plans for exhibitions. Also found are four letters from stained glass artist, Charles J. Connick, and one letter from sculptor and designer, Joseph D. Portanova.

Personal correspondence concerns matters such as involvement with alumni and business associations, personal exchanges regarding stained glass art and techniques, correspondence with friends, arrangements for travel and events, and correspondence regarding Christmas greetings.

Also found is material relating to the American Arts Exposition, Inc., a corporation formed to advise agencies and sponsoring groups in gathering together works of art representing American fine and related arts. Burnham, Jr., served on the Executive Committee of the organization and his files include correspondence, notes, lists of members and exhibition planning documentation.

Correspondence relating to Stained Glass Association of America business, particularly the Association's 1940 annual meeting in New York City, can also be found here.
Arrangement note:
Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wilbhbur, Series 2
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Annual Meetings

Collection Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940
1939
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Constitution and By-Laws

Collection Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945
1939
1926
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 31-34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1944
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence, Annual Meeting

Collection Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 35-37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1940
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Correspondence, Sheldon Dinner Acceptance

Collection Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930s-1940s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence, Sheldon Dinner Refusal

Collection Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930s-1940s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Testimony Before Committee for Reciprocity Information re: Trade Agreements

Collection Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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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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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Gallery records  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Stained glass quarterly

Title:
Stained glass
Author:
Stained Glass Association of America  Search this
Physical description:
5 v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1986
1990
1986-c1990
Topic:
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Call number:
NK5300 .S782
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_626631

Stained glass : quarterly of the Stained Glass Association of America

Author:
Stained Glass Association of America  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1990
C1990-
Topic:
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Call number:
NK5300 .S782
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_626632

The bulletin of the Stained Glass Association of America

Author:
Stained Glass Association of America  Search this
Physical description:
7 v. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1925
1931
Topic:
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Call number:
NK5300 .S782
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_628712

Biographical index of historic American stained glass makers / compiled by Robert O. Jones

Author:
Jones, Robert O  Search this
Stained Glass Association of America  Search this
SGAA Stained Glass School  Search this
Physical description:
139 p. ; 26 cm
Type:
Indexes
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Glass painters--Biography  Search this
Glass painting and staining--History  Search this
Call number:
NK5312 .J66 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_677108

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