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Ellen Hulda Johnson papers

Creator:
Johnson, Ellen H.  Search this
Names:
Allen Memorial Art Museum  Search this
American-Scandinavian Foundation  Search this
College Art Association (U.S.)  Search this
Oberlin College -- Faculty  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Dine, Jim, 1935-  Search this
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Saunders, David  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Tacha, Athena, 1936-  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Wilke, Wendell  Search this
Extent:
60.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Ossabaw Island (Ga.)
Date:
1872-1994
bulk 1921-1992
Summary:
The papers of art historian, art critic, author, librarian and educator Ellen Hulda Johnson measure 60.3 linear feet and date from 1872-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from 1921-1992. The papers include biographical materials; personal and family files; personal, professional, and business correspondence; extensive research and writing files; teaching files; subject files; professional and curatorial files; and artists' files. Johnson's papers reflect the full range of her career, interests, and close relationships with many artists. There is a 5.0 linear foot addition to this collection donated in 2019. Included are biographical material; correspondence; teaching and lecture files; financial and legal records; photographs of artists, events, and travels; sketchbooks; and video cassette tapes of events.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian, art critic, author, librarian and educator Ellen Hulda Johnson measure 55.3 linear feet and date from 1872-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from 1921-1992. The papers include biographical materials; personal and family files; personal, professional, and business correspondence; extensive research and writing files; teaching files; subject files; professional and curatorial files; and artists' files. Johnson's papers reflect the full range of her career, interests, and close relationships with many artists.

Personal papers consist of biographical materials and personal and family files, including "memorabilia" files compiled by Johnson. Correspondence is a mix of personal, business, and professional correspondence. Significant correspondents include David Saunders (who painted a portrait of Johnson), Claes Oldenburg, Jack Tworkov, Robert Venturi, the American Scandinavian Foundation. A folder of correspondence compiled for the Archives includes letters from Alfred Stieglitz, Wendell Wilkie, Carl Milles, Jim Dine, and Alexander Archipenko.

Extensive and comprehensive writing and research project files include articles, lectures, presentations, manuscripts, notes and notebooks, including her class notebooks from courses she attended in Paris in 1935, and additional notes and notebooks on a wide variety of subjects. The numerous articles, lectures, papers, and drafts were written primarily by Johnson for the College Art Association, the Allen Memorial Art Museum bulletin, and numerous additional publications and presentations; but there are also writings by others included in the research files. Major writing projects and related research files cover Scandinavian art, the Ossabaw Island artist's colony, Cezanne, Eva Hesse, John Frederick Kensett, Claes Oldenburg, Picasso, David Saunders, Athena Tacha, Pop Art, and many other topics. Johnson's research files, manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs for major exhibitions, including one on Eva Hesse (1982) and for her published books including American Artists on Art from 1940-1980 (1982), Claes Oldenburg (1971), Fragments Recalled at 80: The Art Memoirs of Ellen H. Johnson (1993), and Modern Art and Object (1976) are arranged with the writing project files. Johnson's bibliographic index cards are found here as well.

The collection contains extensive teaching files for courses taught by Johnson at Oberlin and as a visiting professor at other institutions; professional and curatorial files reflecting her curatorial career at Allen Memorial Art Museum, as a consultant, jury member, and continuing education courses she later attended, including the Baldwin Lecture Series; and 18 linear feet of artist's files assembled by Johnson.

There is a 5.0 linear foot addition to this collection donated in 2019. Included are biographical material; correspondence; teaching and lecture files; financial and legal records; photographs of artists, events, and travels; sketchbooks; and video cassette tapes of events.
Arrangement:
The Ellen Hulda Johnson papers are arranged into eight series:

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1910-1994 (2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 56)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1937-1992 (4.5 linear feet; Boxes 3-7)

Series 3: Writing and Research Projects, 1872, 1932-1994 (13.5 linear feet; Boxes 7-20, 56)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1930-1993 (5 linear feet; Boxes 21-25)

Series 5: Teaching Files, 1928-1989 (6 linear feet; Boxes 26-31)

Series 6: Professional and Curatorial Files, 1936-1991 (6 linear feet; Boxes 32-37, 56)

Series 7: Artists Files, 1935-1992 (18.3 linear feet; Boxes 37-55)

Series 8: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1930-1990 (5 linear feet; Boxes 57-61)
Biographical / Historical:
Ellen Hulda Johnson (1910-1992) was an art historian, critic, and professor who worked and taught at Oberlin College in Ohio for most of her career.

Ellen Hulda Johnson was born in 1910 in Warren, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in art history at Oberlin in 1933 and 1935. She worked briefly at the Toledo Museum of Art before returning to Oberlin as the art librarian. In 1940 she started Oberlin's art rental program, the first of its kind in the country. She was appointed to the faculty in 1948 and taught nineteenth and twentieth century art, American art from colonial times to the present, contemporary art, and Scandinavian art. She was a member of the Allen Memorial Art Museum's acquisition committee and appointed honorary curator of modern art in 1973. She remained at Oberlin her entire career, retiring from teaching in 1977.

Johnson was a scholar of Cézanne, Claes Oldenburg, Eva Hesse, Pablo Picasso, Edvard Munch, John F. Kensett and other modern masters, as well as Scandinavian art. In 1962 she wrote the first important article on Claes Oldenburg and, in 1970, assisted curator Athena Tacha commission his first permanent large sculpture (3-Way Plug) for the grounds of the Allen Memorial Art Museum. She was the first to show the black-striped paintings that established Frank Stella's reputation. Her efforts in promoting acquisitions of young contemporary artists helped make the Allen Memorial Art Museum a leading institution in contemporary art. Her Oberlin lectures on modern art became so popular that they had to be held in the college's largest auditorium and influenced generations of students, many of whom went on to signficant positions in the field. A new wing of the museum designed by Robert Venturi opened in 1977 and was named in honor of Johnson.

Johnson was the author of numerous articles, books, and exhibition catalogs including Cezanne (Penquin, 1967); Claes Oldenburg (Penquin, 1971); American Artists on Art from 1940-1980 (Harper and Row, 1982); and Modern Art and the Object (Thames and Hudson, 1976).

In 1968, Johnson purchased the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Weltzheimer house in Oberlin, and spent a considerable part of her time and money restoring the building where she lived the rest of her life. She bequethed the house and her significant art collection to Oberlin upon her death in 1992.
Separated Materials:
Shortly after aquisition, the Archives transferred Ellen Hulda Johnson's vertical file (16 linear feet) of clippings, press releases, and exhibition announcements to the library of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.
Provenance:
The Ellen Hulda Johnson papers were donated in 1994, 1998, and 2019 by the estate of Ellen Hulda Johnson via exectutor Athena Tacha.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Ellen Hulda Johnson papers 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.
Occupation:
Educators -- Ohio -- Oberlin  Search this
Librarians -- Ohio  Search this
Authors -- Ohio  Search this
Art historians -- Ohio -- Oberlin  Search this
Art critics -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art, Scandinavian  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artist colonies -- Georgia  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Ellen Hulda Johnson papers, 1872-1994, bulk 1921-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.johnelle
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Archives of American Art
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Jervis McEntee papers

Creator:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Names:
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Anthony, A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout), 1835-1906  Search this
Baker, George Augustus, 1821-1880  Search this
Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882  Search this
Boardman, Andrew  Search this
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893  Search this
Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F., 1830-1884  Search this
Casilear, John William, 1811-1893  Search this
Chapin, E. H. (Edwin Hubbell), 1814-1880  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Isabel  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
DeForest, H. G.  Search this
Derrenbacher, John  Search this
Donoho, J. R., Mrs  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877  Search this
Hart, William McDougal, 1823-1894  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William, 1816-1888  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Husted, James W.  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Jourmans, E. L., Mrs  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
McEntee, James S.  Search this
Meeks, Louisa B.  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Sawyer, C. M.  Search this
Shumway, Henry Colton, 1807-1884  Search this
Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903  Search this
Stone, William O. (William Oliver), 1830-1875  Search this
Stribling, C. K.  Search this
Sykes, Charles W.  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Von Glumer, Francisca  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), 1841-1926  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Wickes, E. T.  Search this
Youmans, Kate  Search this
Zarnnhus, E. L.  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Sketches
Place:
Lake George (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Lake Champlain (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
Date:
1796, 1848-1905
Summary:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1848 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1850 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Arrangement:
The Jervis McEntee papers have been arranged into five series, based on material type.

Series 1: Letters, 1850-1905, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Vaux Family Letters and Correspondence, 1850-1890, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Third Party Letters, 1861-1873, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Miscellany, 1796, 1848-1895, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Diaries, 1872-1890 (Box 3-4; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jervis McEntee was born in Rondout, New York, July 14, 1828. He had early literary and artistic aspirations and studied under Frederic E. Church, who had himself studied under the Hudson River School master, Thomas Cole. McEntee was to maintain a close relationship with Church for the rest of his life. After an unsuccessful stint as a businessman, McEntee settled in New York in 1857 as one of the charter residents of Richard Morris Hunt's Tenth Street Studio Building. Since many of the other occupants were either bachelors or commuters, and since Mrs. McEntee was a lively, sympathetic hostess, the couple became the center of a spontaneous salon frequented by some of the best-known artists, writers, and actors of the time. After his wife died in 1878, McEntee stayed on, an increasingly neglected widower until his death in 1891.

McEntee was identified with the Hudson River School and an accomplished and sensitive painter of autumnal landscapes. He wrote in 1874, "Perhaps what would mark my work among that of my brother artists is a preference for the soberer phases Nature, the gray days of November and its leafless trees." McEntee stood at the center of the interlocking directorate formed by the National Academy of Design, the Century Club, and the Tenth Street Studio Building. In the latter part of the 19th century, these formed a supreme art establishment whose membership was composed of the old guard American artists, such as McEntee's close friends Eastman Johnson, Sanford Gifford, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and Church, who were fighting an ultimately futile battle against the encroachment of European influences among both artists and collectors.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D9) including a diary dated June 12, 1851-August 17, 1851. This material was returned to the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Adirondack Museum lent one diary for microfilming in 1964. The rest of the collection was acquired from several donors between 1959 and 1997. The noted collector Charles E. Feinberg donated letters in 1959 and, Mrs. Helen S. McEntee, who married the nephew of Jervis McEntee, donated the five volumes of diaries in 1964. William Gaffken, director of the insurance company that acquired the McEntee family insurance business, donated the remaining papers in 1997.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires and appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Jervis McEntee papers 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:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Bull Run (Va.), 1st Battle, 1861  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Sketches
Citation:
Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mcenjerv
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcenjerv
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Thomas Prichard Rossiter and Rossiter Family papers, 1840-1961

Creator:
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871  Search this
Subject:
Remington, Frederic  Search this
Rossiter, Ehrick Kensett  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard  Search this
Soglow, Otto  Search this
Tack, Augustus Vincent  Search this
Sartain, William  Search this
Scott-Moncrieff, David  Search this
Whitmore, Elizabeth  Search this
Keller, A. J.  Search this
Jay, John  Search this
Hutt, Henry  Search this
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
Kimball, Fiske  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Mowbray, H. Siddons (Harry Siddons)  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Morris, William H.  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Pearson, Ralph M.  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana  Search this
Peabody, George  Search this
Nicholls, Rhoda Holmes  Search this
Newell, Peter  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Craig, Frank  Search this
Hambidge, Jay  Search this
Cooper, James Fenimore  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
Cory, Fanny Y.  Search this
Birch, Reginald Bathurst  Search this
Bevan, Edith Rossiter  Search this
Castaigne, Andre  Search this
Cadwalader-Guild, Emma Marie  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll)  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8395
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210569
AAA_collcode_rossthom
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210569
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Jervis McEntee papers, 1796

Creator:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Subject:
Donoho, J. R., Mrs  Search this
Derrenbacher, John  Search this
DeForest, H. G.  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Hart, William McDougal  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Casilear, John William  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F.  Search this
Boughton, George Henry  Search this
Vaux, Calvert  Search this
Booth, Edwin  Search this
Church, Isabel  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Chapin, E. H. (Edwin Hubbell)  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow  Search this
Meeks, Louisa B.  Search this
McEntee, James S.  Search this
Shumway, Henry Colton  Search this
Stoddard, Richard Henry  Search this
Sawyer, C. M.  Search this
Husted, James W.  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Lang, Louis  Search this
Jourmans, E. L., Mrs  Search this
Wickes, E. T.  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Zarnnhus, E. L.  Search this
Youmans, Kate  Search this
Stribling, C. K.  Search this
Stone, William O. (William Oliver)  Search this
Thompson, Launt  Search this
Sykes, Charles W.  Search this
Von Glumer, Francisca  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
Baker, George Augustus  Search this
Anthony, A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout)  Search this
Boardman, Andrew  Search this
Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Sketches
Topic:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Bull Run (Va.), 1st Battle, 1861  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7251
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209401
AAA_collcode_mcenjerv
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209401
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Ellen Hulda Johnson papers, 1872-1994

Creator:
Johnson, Ellen H. (Ellen Hulda), 1910-1992  Search this
Subject:
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Milles, Carl  Search this
Wilke, Wendell  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Saunders, David  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Tacha, Athena  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
American-Scandinavian Foundation  Search this
Oberlin College  Search this
College Art Association  Search this
Allen Memorial Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art, Scandinavian  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artist colonies -- Georgia  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6514
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215772
AAA_collcode_johnelle
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215772
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John Frederick Kensett

Artist:
Napoleon Sarony, 9 Mar 1821 - 9 Nov 1896  Search this
Sitter:
John Frederick Kensett, 22 Mar 1816 - 15 Dec 1872  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 9.5 × 5.7 cm (3 3/4 × 2 1/4")
Mount: 10.7 × 6.3 cm (4 3/16 × 2 1/2")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Photographic format\Carte-de-visite  Search this
John Frederick Kensett: Male  Search this
John Frederick Kensett: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Engraver  Search this
John Frederick Kensett: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Landscape  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.77.154
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b537320e-d0df-4ea2-985f-3a219f30ff47
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.77.154

James Lawrence Claghorn papers

Creator:
Claghorn, James Lawrence, 1817-1884  Search this
Names:
Goupil & Cie  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1849-1882
Scope and Contents:
Letters (1849-1856), business records (1849-1856), a visitors' register (1873-1885), and a scrapbook (ca. 1866-1885) concern the acquisition of paintings and prints for Claghorn's collection.
REEL 3580: 37 letters (1849-1882) to Claghorn regard his art collection and dealing activities and include letters from Goupil & Cie., J. Crumby, who served as a purchasing agent, Frederic Edwin Church, John Frederick Kensett, Hiram Powers, Thomas Buchanan Read, Peter F. Rothermel, and Thomas Worthington Whittredge.
REEL 4131: Visitors Register, March 18, 1873-Jan. 1885, containing names and addresses of those who viewed the Claghorn Collection; many artists, local art students and instructors, and foreign visitors are listed. Scrapbook, most likely compiled by Claghorn with posthumous entries added by family, contains mainly newspaper clippings concerning Claghorn, his collections, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, art activities in Philadelphia, and artists (particularly printmakers); also includes photograph of Seymour Haden, catalogs of the Claghorn Collection, admission tickets, reprints of lengthy articles about Claghorn and his collections, and a few letters to J. Raymond Claghorn [son of James L.] regarding the disposition of the collection and its sale to Thomas Harrison Garrett.
REEL 4152: 88 letters (1848-1864) from various agents in New York and Europe regard purchases of paintings, prints and sculpture by artists, including Asher B. Durand and Worthington Whittredge. Four letters regard paintings to be exhibited at the Great Sanitary Fair. Nine letters (1855-1864) from Thomas Buchanan Read regard his activities in England. Read's letters from Cincinnati discuss his poetry and commissions for his paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Collector and art patron; Philadelphia, Pa. Claghorn was an officer of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Best known for his print collection, he began by collecting paintings by American artists, ca. 1840. In 1877, he sold his painting collection in order to devote his efforts to his print collection. His private gallery in Philadelphia was open to visitors, and selections from the Claghorn Collection were exhibited in other cities. After his death, his print collection was purchased by Thomas Harrison Garrett, and thereafter was known as the Garrett Collection. After being on long-term loan to the Library of Congress between 1904 and 1930, the collection is now owned by the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives on microfilm only are papers lent for microfilming by the Philadelphia Maritime Museum (reel 3581), including: letters and receipts addressed to Claghorn document the purchase and sale of American and European paintings and prints (1849-1856). There are also inventories of shipments. Letters frequently include titles and prices.
Provenance:
Materials on reel 3581 were borrowed for filming from Philadelphia Maritime Museum. Materials on reel 3580 were borrowed for filming from John W. Claghorn on July 16, 1985, and were later donated to the Archives of American Art by his descendant Frederic S. Claghorn along with additional letters appearing on reel 4152. Material on reel 4131 was donated by Mabel Claghorn Bulkeley, granddaughter of James L. Claghorn.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.clagjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-clagjame

Catherine H. Campbell papers

Creator:
Campbell, Catherine H.  Search this
Names:
Bemis, Samuel A.  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Champney, Benjamin, 1817-1907  Search this
Derrick, William Rowell, 1857-1941  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Hill, Edward Rufus, 1852-1908  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison), 1883-1968  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Shapleigh, Frank H., 1842?-1906  Search this
Shattuck, Aaron Draper, 1832-1928  Search this
Stone, Benjamin, 1829-1906  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Reel 3134)
3 Linear feet (Unmicrofilmed)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
White Mountains (N.H. and Me.)
Date:
1856-1989
bulk 1973-1989
Scope and Contents:
Primarily research material on 19th century artists, engravers and photographers of New Hampshire views.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence related to Campbell's research, undated and 1972-1983; manuscripts for Campbell's book, CRAWFORD NOTCH (Chapters I -VII); articles and lecture notes on White Mountain (N.H. and Me.) artists and early photography in N.H.; research files for the 1980 exhibition and catalog "The White Mountains: Place and Perceptions"; research and card files on N.H. sites and on 19th and 20th century artists who lived in or painted scenes of the White Mountains, including Samuel Bemis, Albert Bierstadt, James Buckley, Benjamin Champney, Thomas Cole, William Derrick, Sanford Gifford, Edward Hill, John Kensett, Henry Pratt, F.H. Shapleigh, Aaron Shattuck, Benjamin Stone and others. Also included are exhibition catalogs and announcements for New Hampshire artists.
REEL 3134: A Christmas card with a short personal note from Edward and Jo Hopper, 1944, and a letter to the Crawford J. Campbell family, June 7, 1946, from Jo Hopper. She responds to news of the Campbell family in Chicago, comments on the possibility that Hopper's Washington Square studio may be annexed by New York University, and on their trip to Mexico.
Biographical / Historical:
Artist, art historian, summer resident at Center Harbor, N.H. Born 1916. Died 1989.
Provenance:
Material on reel 3134 donated 1971 and 1978 by Campbell. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1990 by Joanna Campbell Dellenbaugh, Campbell's daughter.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Artists -- New Hampshire  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art historians -- New Hampshire  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 19th century -- New Hampshire  Search this
Photography -- New Hampshire -- Landscape  Search this
Engraving -- 19th century -- New Hampshire  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.campcath
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-campcath

[Artists' portraits from Henry Tuckerman's Book of the Artists...], circa 1865]-1867, undated

Creator:
Rockwood, George Gardner, 1832-1911  Search this
Subject:
Benson, Eugene  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Cole, Thomas  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Elliott, Charles Loring  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters  Search this
Hart, James McDougal  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Leutze, Emanuel  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Shattuck, Aaron Draper  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore)  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Portraits -- Photographs  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6599
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215903
AAA_collcode_rockgeor
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215903

Catherine H. Campbell papers, 1856-1989, bulk bulk 1973-1989

Creator:
Campbell, Catherine H., 1916-1989  Search this
Subject:
Bemis, Samuel A.  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Champney, Benjamin  Search this
Derrick, William Rowell  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Hill, Edward Rufus  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Shapleigh, Frank H.  Search this
Stone, Benjamin  Search this
Shattuck, Aaron Draper  Search this
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison)  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 19th century -- New Hampshire  Search this
Photography -- New Hampshire -- Landscape  Search this
Engraving -- 19th century -- New Hampshire  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7302
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209455
AAA_collcode_campcath
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209455

John Frederick Kensett

Photographer:
Rockwood, George Gardner, 1832-1911  Search this
Subject:
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Rockwood, George Gardner  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1866 or 1867
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9755
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[Artists' portraits from Henry Tuckerman's Book of the Artists...], circa 1865]-1867, undated
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9755
Online Media:

Dan Flavin letter to Ellen H. Johnson

Creator:
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Johnson, Ellen H. (Ellen Hulda), 1910-1992  Search this
Subject:
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Hudson River Museum  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1979 Jan. 22
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6603
See more items in:
Ellen Hulda Johnson papers, 1872-1994
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6603
Online Media:

George B. Warren letters received from John Frederick Kensett, and George Henry Boughton, 1861-1894, bulk bulk, 1893-1894

Creator:
Warren, George B.  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Subject:
Boughton, George Henry  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5765
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208604
AAA_collcode_warrgeob
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208604

Alfred Stebbins autograph collection, 1834-1872

Creator:
Stebbins, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne)  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Nast, Thomas  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow  Search this
Smillie, George H. (George Henry)  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore)  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9960
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212580
AAA_collcode_stebalfr
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212580

John Frederick Kensett memorial exhibition installation at the National Academy of Design, 1873

Creator:
Olyphant, Robert M., 1824-1918  Search this
Subject:
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
John Frederick Kensett memorial exhibition  Search this
Topic:
Art -- New York N.Y. -- Exhibitions -- Photographs  Search this
Landscape painting -- Exhibitions -- Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6394
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215364
AAA_collcode_olyprobe
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215364

John Frederick Kensett papers, 1806-1896

Creator:
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Subject:
Ciarrocchi, Ray  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9136
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211330
AAA_collcode_kensjohn
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211330

[Photographs of paintings], [ca. 1948-1962]

Creator:
Dunn, Esther Haines  Search this
Subject:
Cole, Thomas  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7074
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209207
AAA_collcode_dunnesth
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209207

John William Casilear papers, 1832-1962

Creator:
Casilear, John William, 1811-1893  Search this
Subject:
Casilear, John W.  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Rice, Foster Wild  Search this
Burr, Grace Casilear  Search this
Woolson, Elinor  Search this
Topic:
Bank notes -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7349
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209502
AAA_collcode_casijohn
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209502

Chapellier Galleries collection of artists' papers, 1816-1972

Creator:
Chapellier Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Blum, Robert Frederick  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7379
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209535
AAA_collcode_chapgall
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209535

James Lawrence Claghorn papers, 1849-1882

Creator:
Claghorn, James Lawrence, 1817-1884  Search this
Subject:
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Goupil & Cie  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9986
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212721
AAA_collcode_clagjame
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212721

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