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Hatch, John Davis, 1907-1996  Search this
Hatch, John Davis, 1907-1996  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Browne, Henry Kirke  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Clark, Ezra  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Cranch, John  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Granger, C. H.  Search this
Guy, Seymour J.  Search this
Harvey, George W.  Search this
Hatch, Olivia Stokes  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
McNeill, Lloyd  Search this
Scott, Julian  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
University of Massachusetts  Search this
University of Oregon  Search this
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.)  Search this
Reviews (documents)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
24.9 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 11 series: Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1900-1980s (Box 1; 8 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1903-1990s (Box 1-3; 2 linear feet) Series 3: Personal Business and Legal Records, Date (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet) Series 4: Diaries and Journals, 1925-1987 (Box 3, 23; 1.2 linear feet) Series 5: Research Files, 1790-1992 (Box 3-13, 20-21, 24; 12.7 linear feet) Series 6: Organization Files, 1930s-1990s (Box 13-14; 1.0 linear feet) Series 7: Teaching and Education Files, 1930s-1993 (Box 14-15; 1.0 linear feet) Series 8: Writings and Notes, 1936-1990s (Box 15; 0.3 linear feet) Series 9: Printed Material, 1870s-1990s (Box 15-19, 22, 25-26, OV1; 5.9 linear feet) Series 10: Photographs, circa 1900-1990s (Box 22; 0.2 linear feet) Series 11: Artwork, 1851-1973 (Box 22; 0.3 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization, and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.
John Davis Hatch papers, 1790-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection, twenty sketchbooks, are available on 35 mm microfilm reel 2814 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds two oral history interviews with John Davis Hatch: June 8, 1964 conducted by H. Wade White and 1979-1980 conducted by Robert F. Brown. Also found is a separately cataloged photograph of Hatch and Henry Francis Taylor from 1933.<br /> Additional research materials complied by Hatch are located in the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the library of the National Gallery of Art, and the Senate House, Kingston, New York.<br /> Hatch donated two hundred and seventy American drawings to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Four books annotated by Bluemner, a letter from Bluemner, a letter from A. Stieglitz to Bluemner, photographs of works of art, and exhibition materials were removed from the papers and merged with the Oscar Bluemner papers at the Archives of American Art.
Biography Note:
Art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch (1907-1996) worked in the Boston and New England area, as well as the Pacific Northwest, and New York state. Hatch served as director of the Art Institute of Seattle, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Albany Institute of Art and History, and the Norfolk Museum of Art and Sciences.
Language Note:
English .
John Davis Hatch and the John Davis Hatch estate donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments between 1960-1996. Many of the primary materials relating to John Vanderlyn were acquired by Hatch from a photographer in Kingston, New York who received them from a niece of Vanderlyn. Robert Graham of James Graham and Sons gave Vanderlyn's will to Hatch.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Painting, American  Search this
Drawing, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Study and teaching  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art