This collection is arranged as 14 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1930-circa 1986 (Boxes 1-2, 51, 53, 67, OV 54, OV 57; 2.1 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1937-1990 (Boxes 2-16, 51, 67, OV 55; 15.1 linear feet) Series 3: Writings, circa 1930s-1972 (Boxes 16-18, 51; 1.5 linear feet) Series 4: Appointment Books, 1939-1973 (Boxes 18-21; 2.9 linear feet) Series 5: Professional Files, circa 1933-circa 1986 (Boxes 21-28, 51-52, 67-69; 10 linear feet) Series 6: Project Files, 1937-circa 1981 (Boxes 28-34, 51, 69; 6.1 linear feet) Series 7: Teaching Files, circa 1939-circa 1973 (Boxes 34-35; 0.6 linear feet) Series 8: Exhibition Files, circa 1938-circa 1992 (Boxes 35-38; 2.7 linear feet) Series 9: Financial and Estate Records, circa 1947-1992 (Boxes 38-40; 2.4 linear feet) Series 10: Printed Material, 1915-circa 1993 (Boxes 40-49, 51-52, 69; 8.7 linear feet) Series 11: Scrapbooks, circa 1936-circa 1952 (Boxes 49, 51; 0.5 linear feet) Series 12: Photographs, circa 1937-circa 1986 (Boxes 49-51, OV 56; 0.7 linear feet) Series 13: Artwork, circa 1933-circa 1970s (Boxes 50-52, 69, OV 58-66; 1.1 linear feet) Series 14: Artifacts, 1923-circa 1986 (Boxes 50, 53; 0.9 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
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The papers of art historian, educator, painter, and printmaker Albert Christ-Janer measure 56.3 linear feet and date from 1915 to circa 1993, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1930 to 1981. The papers include biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, writings, professional files, project files, teaching files, exhibition files, financial and estate records, printed material, scrapbooks and scrapbook material, photographs, artwork, and artifacts.
Albert Christ-Janer papers, 1915-circa 1993, bulk 1930-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Albert Christ-Janer conducted by Dorothy Seckler, March 21, 1964.<br /> Albert Christ-Janer's research materials for his book <em>American Hymns Old and New</em> (1980) are found at the St Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, a center for the study of hymns.
Albert Christ-Janer (1910-1973) was a painter, printmaker, art historian, writer, and educator active at colleges and universities across the U.S.
Collection is in English
The Albert Christ-Janer papers were donated by Virginia Christ-Janer in 1980-1981 and 1994.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001