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Sherman E. Lee papers

Creator:
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Names:
Case Western Reserve University -- Faculty  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Harvard University -- Faculty  Search this
Rockefeller, John D., 1906-  Search this
Extent:
10.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Travel diaries
Photographs
Date:
1947-1997
Summary:
The papers of Cleveland museum director and art historian Sherman E. Lee measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1947-1997. The records document Lee's extensive career as an art historian, curator and expert on Asian art, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, writer, educator, and consultant. His papers include scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings, travel files, committees and organizations files, consulting files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and one pencil drawing.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Cleveland museum director and art historian Sherman E. Lee measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1947-1997. The records document Lee's extensive career as an art historian, curator and expert on Asian art, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, writer, educator, and consultant. His papers include scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings, travel files, committees and organizations files, consulting files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and one pencil drawing.

Correspondence is with friends, scholars, editors, collectors, dealers, art societies and organizations, and other museums. Writings consist of articles, lectures, book reviews by Lee and scattered writings by others. Writing project files contain correspondence with publishers, contracts, and printed material relating to the publication of Lee's writings. Travel files document numerous trips to Asian and European countries and include travel diaries, photographs, and lists of works of art viewed. There are files concerning Lee's membership and involvement with various committees, museums, and arts organizations. Consulting files mostly focus on Lee's work advising John D. Rockefeller III on the purchase of art, and with the Permanent Public Areas Advisory Committee of Cleveland, Ohio. Teaching files document classes he taught at Case Western Reserve and Harvard. Personal business records mostly concern Lee's personal art collection. Also found among the papers are general clippings, photographs of Lee and of artwork, and one pencil drawing.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 12 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1947-circa 1983 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1, 11)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1953-1996 (1.5 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1962-1983 (1.7 linear feet; Box 2-4)

Series 4: Writing Project Files, 1958-1997 (1.0 linear feet; Box 4-5)

Series 5: Travel Files, 1959-1994 (1.8 linear feet; Box 5-7)

Series 6: Committees and Organization Files, 1971-1997 (1.8 linear feet; Box 7-8)

Series 7: Consulting Files, 1960-1993 (1.1 linear feet; Box 8-9)

Series 8: Teaching Files, 1963-1977 (0.1 linear feet; Box 9)

Series 9: Personal Business Records, 1958-1995 (0.3 linear feet; Box 9)

Series 10: Printed Material, 1962-1987 (0.9 linear feet; Box 10-11)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1952-1993 (0.2 linear feet; Box 10-11)

Series 12: Artwork, circa 1960s (1 folder; Box 10)
Biographical / Historical:
Sherman Emery Lee (1918-2008) was an recognized expert on Asian art and director of the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1958-1983.

Born in Seattle, Washington in 1918, Sherman E. Lee grew up in New York and received degrees from American University and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Lee began his art career as a curator at the Detroit Institute of Art and Seattle Art Museum. During World War II, he served with the U. S. Navy and was transferred to the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section in Japan. After the war he continued working as a civilian advisor on the preservation of Japanese artworks.

Sherman Lee accepted a position as curator of Oriental art at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1952 and became director in 1958, where he remained until 1983. During his long tenure there, he built one of this country's most remarkable collections of Asian art, transforming the museum from a regional presence to one of national significance. In 1973 Lee was chosen as Chairman of the Art and Archeology Delegation to the People's Republic of China, jointly sponsored by the Committee on Scholarly Communication of the People's Republic of China and the Scientific and Technical Association of the People's Republic of China.

Lee wrote or co-wrote a number of books including A History of Far Eastern Art (1964) and numerous articles for journals, magazines, and newspapers. He was the recipient of many honorary degrees, awards, and honors including the Order of the Sacred Treasure from Japan and Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur. He taught art history courses at the Case Western Reserve University and Harvard and was consultant to John D. Rockefeller III and the Cleveland Permanent Public Advisory Committee. He retired to North Carolina where he taught at the University of North Carolina and was advisor to the University's Ackland Art Museum.

Lee was married to his wife Ruth for sixty-nine years. The two met in college and had three daughters and one son. Lee died July 9, 2008 at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Provenance:
Sherman E. Lee donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1997.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Conract Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Art museum curators -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Museum directors -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Educators -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Travel diaries
Photographs
Citation:
Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.leeshere
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Sherman E. Lee papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-leeshere

Detail of the Neiman Marcus dress salon designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1941
Topic:
Art, East Asian  Search this
Interior design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11477
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Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings papers, 1915-1977
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11477
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Two classes taught by Rudolph Schaeffer for a summer seminar on Oriental art

Creator:
Schaeffer, Rudolph Frederick, 1886-1988  Search this
Schaeffer, Rudolph Frederick, 1886-1988  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
196-?
Topic:
Art, East Asian  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11993
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Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11993

Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997

Creator:
Lee, Sherman E., 1918-2008  Search this
Lee, Sherman E., 1918-2008  Search this
Subject:
Rockefeller, John D.  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Case Western Reserve University  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Travel diaries
Photographs
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6167
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216401
AAA_collcode_leeshere
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216401
Online Media:

Curatorial Records

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1983-1984, 1990-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Ann Clyburn Gunter, Assistant Curator of Ancient Near Eastern Art, 1987-1994; Associate Curator, 1994-2004; and Curator, 2004-2008. Curatorial activities documented in this accession include research, exhibition development, publishing, and collection management. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, object lists, articles, bibliographies, floor plans, brochures, object images, labels, lecture scripts, presentations, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some files pre-date Gunter's tenure but were collected as reference materials.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 9/27/2001 memorandum, Alers to Hennessey; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-346, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Ancient Near Eastern Art, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-346
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-346

Curatorial Records

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1953-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Harold P. Stern, assistant in research, 1951-1958; Associate Curator, 1958-1961; Curator of Japanese Art, 1961-1962; Acting Assistant Director, 1962; Assistant Director, 1963-1971; and Director, 1971-1977; and Ann Yonemura, Museum Specialist, 1976-1979; Assistant Curator, 1979-1990; and Associate Curator, 1990- . Topics include lectures, research, outreach, administration, and professional activities. Both Stern and Yonemura specialized in Japanese art, but occasionally lectured on Chinese and other East Asian art. Stern continued his curatorial duties during his tenure as assistant director and director. Many records in this accession were created within the Freer Gallery of Art prior to the establishment of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in 1982. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, lecture scripts, photographs of artwork, notes, proposals, installation photographs, meeting materials, and related materials.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-310, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-310
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-310

Hakkakujō

Title:
白鶴帖
Hakkakuchō
Author:
Kanō, Jihē 1862-  Search this
Hakutsuru Bijutsukan  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Hakutsuru Bijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. in 1 case, plates : ill. (some hand-colored) ; 45 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1907
1907]
Topic:
Art, East Asian--Private collections  Search this
Painting, East Asian--Private collections  Search this
Pottery, East Asian--Private collections  Search this
Jade--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
709.5 .K16 1907
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862207

Ta de chou xiang = The herstory of abstraction in East Asia Yu Siying zhu bian

Title:
她的抽象 = The herstory of abstraction in East Asia / 余思穎主編
Herstory of abstraction in East Asia
Author:
Yu, Siying  Search this
Physical description:
278 pages color illustrations 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Biography
Place:
East Asia
Date:
2019
21st century
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Call number:
N7262 .T33 2019
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1118189

Kindai Higashi Ajia bijutsu ryūgakusei no kenkyū Tōkyō Bijutsu Gakkō ryūgakusei shiryō Yoshida Chizuko

Title:
吉田千鶴子, 1944-
Tōkyō Bijutsu Gakkō ryūgakusei shiryō
近代東アジア美術留学生の研究 : 東京美術学校留学生史料 / 吉田千鶴子
Author:
Yoshida, Chizuko 1944-  Search this
Subject:
Tōkyō Bijutsu Gakkō Students  Search this
Physical description:
253 pages illustrations (some color) 22 cm
Type:
Sources
Biography
Place:
Japan
Tokyo
Date:
2009
20th century
Topic:
Students, Foreign--History  Search this
East Asians--History  Search this
Art schools--History  Search this
Asian students--History  Search this
Call number:
NX410.J3 Y67 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103674

Owari Tokugawa-ke no meihō satogaeri no meihin o fukumete [henshū Tokugawa Bijutsukan ; shusai Tokugawa Bijutsukan, Nagoya-shi Hōsa Bunko, Chūnichi Shinbunsha]

Title:
尾張徳川家の名宝 : 里帰りの名品を含めて / [編集・徳川美術館 ; 主催・徳川美術館, 名古屋市蓬左文庫, 中日新聞社]
Nagoya kaifu 400-nen Tokugawa Bijutsukan Hōsa Bunko kaikan 75-shūnen kinen shūki tokubetsuten
名古屋開府 400年徳川美術館・蓬左文庫開館 75周年記念 : 秋季特別展
Treasures of the Owari Tokugawa family including works "returning home"
Author:
Tokugawa Bijutsukan  Search this
Hōsa Bunko  Search this
Chūnichi Shinbunsha  Search this
Subject:
Tokugawa family  Search this
Tokugawa family  Search this
Physical description:
217, xiv pages chiefly color illustrations 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Art collections
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2010
To 1868
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Tōyō bijutsu-Zushū  Search this
Tokugawa ke  Search this
Call number:
N7353 .O83 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_980128

Hatsuun yokyō [chojutsu Matsuura Hiroshi]

Title:
撥雲餘興 / [著述松浦弘]
Author:
Matsuura, Takeshirō 1818-1888  Search this
Subject:
Matsuura, Takeshirō 1818-1888 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
2 volume illustrations (some color) 37 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Japan
Date:
1877
1882
Topic:
Art--Private collections  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Call number:
N7336 .M373 1877 Folio
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_941915

Curatorial Records, 1983-2008

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Curatorial - Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Subject:
Gunter, Ann Clyburn 1951-  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
7 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Floor plans
Color transparencies
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Electronic records
Brochures
Date:
1983
1983-2008
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01023
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1983-2008 [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Curatorial - Ancient Near Eastern Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_227953

Gensho no shōzō : kirokushū : Kokusai Geijutsu Sentā Aomori Ātisuto In Rejidensu Puroguramu 2009 Haru = Primeval portraits report : Aomori Contemporary Centre Artist in Residence Program 2009 Spring / henshū Aomori Kōritsu Daigaku Kokusai Geijutsu Sentā Aomori

Title:
原初の肖像: 記錄集 : 国際芸術センター青森アーティスト・イン・レシテンス・フロクラム 2009 春 = Primeval portraits report : Aomori Contemporary Centre Artist in Residence Program 2009 Spring / 編集青森公立大学国際芸術センター青森
Primeval portraits report
Author:
JAC Project  Search this
Kokusai Geijutsu Sentā Aomori  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2010
21st century
Topic:
Art, East Asian  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N7336 .G385 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1054359

Conservation of Far Eastern art : list of delegates, list of benefactors, September 19-23, 1988

Author:
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  Search this
Physical description:
50 p. ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1988
1988]
Topic:
Art, East Asian--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
N8560 .C747l 1988
N8560.C747l 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_368338

Rodin et l'Extrême-Orient : [exposition, Paris], Musée Rodin, 4 avril-2 juillet 1979 / [catalogue par Claudie Judrin et Monique Laurent ; avec la collaboration de Madeleine David]

Author:
Judrin, Claudie  Search this
Laurent, Monique  Search this
Paul-David, Madeleine 1908-  Search this
Musée Rodin  Search this
Subject:
Rodin, Auguste 1840-1917  Search this
Physical description:
125 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1979
Topic:
Art, East Asian  Search this
Art, East Asian--Influence  Search this
Call number:
N6853.R63 A4 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_653251

Nihon to Tōyō no bi / [henshū Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan]

Title:
日本と東洋の美 / [編集東京国立博物館]
Author:
Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan  Search this
Toyohashi-shi Bijutsukan  Search this
Okayama Kenritsu Hakubutsukan  Search this
JAC Project  Search this
Physical description:
175 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Date:
1996
Heisei 8 [1996]
To 1868
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Call number:
N7353 .N64 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843691

International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property : interregional influences in East Asian art history : October 6 to 9, 1981, Tokyo, Japan / Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties

Author:
International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (5th : 1981 : Tokyo, Japan)  Search this
Tōkyō Kokuritsu Bunkazai Kenkyūjo  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 295 p., 55 p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Art, East Asian  Search this
Call number:
N8560 .I59 1981
N7337.I57 1981X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_281414

National Museum of Korea = Kungnip Chungang Pangmulgwan / [written and edited by the National Museum of Korea ; translations from the Korean by Kim Minkoo (Archaeological Gallery), Kim Jiyeon (Fine Arts and Asian Arts Galleries), Shin Mikyeong and Lou Morrison (Donations Gallery), Lee Kang-han (Historical Gallery) ; English text edited by Scott Hudson]

Title:
National Museum of Korea = 국립 중앙 박물관 / [written and edited by the National Museum of Korea ; translations from the Korean by Kim Minkoo (Archaeological Gallery), Kim Jiyeon (Fine Arts and Asian Arts Galleries), Shin Mikyeong and Lou Morrison (Donations Gallery), Lee Kang-han (Historical Gallery) ; English text edited by Scott Hudson]
Kungnip Chungang Pangmulgwan
국립 중앙 박물관
Editor:
Kungnip Chungang Pangmulgwan (Korea)  Search this
Hudson, Scott  Search this
Translator:
Kim, Minkoo  Search this
Subject:
Kungnip Chungang Pangmulgwan (Korea)  Search this
Physical description:
279 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Katalog
Place:
Korea
Date:
2005
Topic:
Art, Korean  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Museums  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1116071

Tucson collects : the year of the snake/the year of the horse, January 21-March 12, Tucson Museum of Art

Author:
Tucson Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
67 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1978
©1978
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113734

Gender, continuity, and the shaping of modernity in the arts of East Asia, 16th-20th centuries / edited by Kristen L. Chiem, Lara C.W. Blanchard

Editor:
Chiem, Kristen L.  Search this
Blanchard, Lara C. W.  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 338 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
East Asia
Date:
2018
Topic:
Women in art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art, East Asian--Themes, motives  Search this
East and West  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111090

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