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Isidore Konti papers, 1879-1956

Creator:
Konti, Isidore, 1862-1938  Search this
Subject:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott  Search this
Eickemeyer, Rudolf  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Keck, Charles, 1875-1951  Search this
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins  Search this
Manship, Paul  Search this
Roth, Frederick George Richard  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- United States  Search this
Eclecticism in architecture -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9160
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211354
AAA_collcode_kontisid
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211354

John Quincy Adams Ward papers in the New York Historical Society, 1857-1915

Creator:
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Subject:
Dana, Paul  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Herber, C. A.  Search this
Johnson, Robert Underwood  Search this
Orr, Alexander Ector  Search this
Potter, Edward Clark  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison)  Search this
Ruckstull, F. W. (Fred Wellington)  Search this
Thomas, Charles N.  Search this
Adams, Herbert  Search this
Appleton, Thomas Gold  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Chilton, R. S.  Search this
Cushing, Robert  Search this
Library of Congress  Search this
Interstate and West Indian Exposition  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6954
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209083
AAA_collcode_wardjohn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209083

Bruno Louis Zimm papers, 1907-1985

Creator:
Zimm, Bruno Louis, 1876-1943  Search this
Subject:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9608
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211814
AAA_collcode_zimmbrun
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211814

National Sculpture Society records, 1883-1962

Creator:
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
War memorials -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9082
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211275
AAA_collcode_natiscul
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211275

Henry Merwin Shrady papers, 1901-1972

Creator:
Shrady, Henry Merwin, 1871-1922  Search this
Subject:
Shrady, Henry Merwin  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
Penfield, Edward  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9404
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211601
AAA_collcode_shrahenr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211601

Players Club letters, 1848-1941

Creator:
Players (Club)  Search this
Subject:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll)  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick  Search this
Booth, Edwin  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Brunner, Arnold W. (Arnold William)  Search this
Buel, Clarence Clough  Search this
Burgess, Gelett  Search this
Coleman, Charles Caryl  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Geddes, Norman Bel  Search this
Hutton, Lawrence  Search this
Mansfield, Richard  Search this
Nast, Thomas  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield  Search this
Pyle, Howard  Search this
Smith, Francis Hopkinson  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
White, Stanford  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9910
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212414
AAA_collcode_players
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212414

Karl Gruppe papers, 1900-1978

Creator:
Gruppe, Karl, b. 1893  Search this
Subject:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
American Artists Professional League  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition  Search this
Topic:
Monuments -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Monuments -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Medals  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8994
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211182
AAA_collcode_grupkarl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211182

Photographs of Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and Gustave Gerlach, circa 1892-circa 1915

Creator:
Gerlach, Margarett, 1897-1980  Search this
Subject:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
Gerlach, Gustave  Search this
Konti, Isidore  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander)  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling  Search this
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21661
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398169
AAA_collcode_gerlmarg
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398169
Online Media:

Olaf Brauner letters, 1895-1938

Creator:
Brauner, Olaf M., 1869-1947  Search this
Subject:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
Burroughs, Edith Woodman  Search this
Carlsen, Emil  Search this
Carlson, John F.  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry  Search this
Crisp, Arthur  Search this
Davey, Randall  Search this
Dougherty, Paul  Search this
Garber, Daniel  Search this
Genth, Lillian Mathilde  Search this
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Hopkinson, Charles  Search this
Hubbell, Henry Salem  Search this
Johansen, John C. (John Christen)  Search this
Kendall, William Sergeant  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Macbeth, William  Search this
Mason, William  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Metcalf, Willard Leroy  Search this
Ochtman, Leonard  Search this
Pratt, Bela Lyon  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Proctor, Alexander Phimister  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Ritschel, William  Search this
Sargent, Walter  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward  Search this
Spencer, Robert  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Walker, C. Howard (Charles Howard)  Search this
Washington, Booker T.  Search this
Waugh, Frederick Judd  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Cornell University.  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7188
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209325
AAA_collcode_brauolaf
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209325

Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers, 1887-circa 1977

Creator:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Subject:
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Bitter, Marie  Search this
Bitter, Francis  Search this
Bitter, Marietta  Search this
Stollson, Blanche  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Medals
Diaries
Prints
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Sculptors -- Austria -- Vienna  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Sculptors -- United States  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8889
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211074
AAA_collcode_bittkarl
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Audio - Visual
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211074
Online Media:

Artists' biographical questionnaires, 1905

Creator:
Art League Publishing Co. (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Ballin, Hugo  Search this
Bartlett, Frederick Eugene  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll)  Search this
Birney, William Verplanck  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
Blashfield, Albert Dodd  Search this
Blenner, Carle Joan  Search this
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur  Search this
Brown, Bolton  Search this
Brown, Ray  Search this
Browne, George Elmer  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke  Search this
Clark, Walter Appleton  Search this
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
De Forest, Lockwood  Search this
Fenn, Harry  Search this
Fraser, James Earle  Search this
Granville-Smith, Walter  Search this
Guérin, Jules Vallée  Search this
Harrison, Birge  Search this
Harrison, Thomas Alexander  Search this
Haskell, Ernest  Search this
Herter, Albert, 1871-  Search this
Hitchcock, George  Search this
Hitchcock, Lucius Wolcott  Search this
Hosking, Arthur Nicholas  Search this
Kemeys, Edward  Search this
Kendall, William Sergeant  Search this
Kimball, Alonzo M.  Search this
MacCord, Charles William  Search this
Manley, Thomas R.  Search this
Maynard, Richard Field  Search this
McCord, George Herbert  Search this
Meteyard, Thomas Buford  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
Mills, John Harrison  Search this
Moran, Percy  Search this
Mosler, Henry  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Ochtman, Leonard  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr  Search this
Pape, Eric  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest  Search this
Penfield, Edward  Search this
Potter, Louis McClellan  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Reuterdahl, Henry  Search this
Rhead, Louis  Search this
Sandham, Henry  Search this
Sartain, William  Search this
Shepperson, Claude Allin  Search this
Shinn, Florence Scovel  Search this
Smillie, George H. (George Henry)  Search this
Smillie, James David  Search this
Steele, Frederic Dorr  Search this
Story, Julian  Search this
Taft, Lorado  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa  Search this
Taylor, F. Walter (Frank Walter)  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Turner, Charles Henry  Search this
Turner, Charles Yardley  Search this
Turner, Ross  Search this
Vedder, Simon Harmon  Search this
Wiggins, Carleton  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay  Search this
Wolf, Henry  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert)  Search this
Zogbaum, Rufus Fairchild  Search this
Zolnay, George Julian  Search this
Topic:
Art publishing -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9521
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211720
AAA_collcode_artleag
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211720

Isidore Konti papers

Creator:
Konti, Isidore, 1862-1938  Search this
Names:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932  Search this
Eickemeyer, Rudolf, 1862-1932  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Keck, Charles, 1875-1951  Search this
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins, 1866-1947  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Roth, Frederick George Richard, 1872-1944  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander), 1870-1952  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
1.3 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1879-1956
Scope and Contents:
Letters, award certificates, contracts, drawings, clippings, printed material, 2 scrapbooks, and photographs document Konti's sculpture projects.
Reel 1208: Photographs (1904-1936) show Konti, his family and his works of art. A scrapbook (1908-1928) contains photographs of works of art, clippings, and a letter to Konti's niece, Malvina Kaeyer, from Thomas Green requesting information about a Konti bronze he owns. Another scrapbook (1908-1956) contains a 1929 blueprint of Memorial Park, clippings, photographs of the Kelahan Memorial and the Spanish-American War Monument, and 2 exhibition catalogs (1938-1947).
Reels 1210-1211: Letters (1894-1949) concern sculpture projects and were written primarily by Konti's colleagues, including Karl Bitter, Elliott Daingerfield, Rudolf Eickemeyer, Daniel Chester French, Charles Keck, Hermon MacNeil, Paul Manship, Frederick G. R. Roth, and Adolph Weinman. Business materials include award certificates (1879-1956), contracts (1900-1929), copyright cards (1907-1911), receipts (1905-1926) from the Roman Bronze Works and records of sales (1913-1926). Art works consist of 92 drawings and a sketchbook. Printed materials include clippings (1928-1946), brochures on the Yonkers Art Association (1940) and exhibition and auction catalogs (1898-1940).
Unmicrofilmed: A 1902 letter from Karl Bitter concerns the fall exhibition. Other materials include account statements and receipts from the Gorham Company (1921-1937), the constitution and by-laws (1951) and a bulletin (1954) from the Hudson River Museum, a 1926 catalog on "Small Bronzes by Great Sculptors as Prizes" and six negatives of the Estelle Weaks Reilly Memorial.
Addition Unmicrofilmed Correspondence, certificates, photographs of works of art and people, newspaper clippings, three-dimensional sculpture of a profile 2" X 2", works of art on canvas board and photo albums, letters of condolence, biographical material [c. 1901- 1974].
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor. Born July 9, 1862 in Vienna, Austria, emigrated to New York City in 1892, eventually settling in Yonkers, N.Y., where he lived the rest of his life. Konti had studied in Vienna, under Edmund Von Hellmer and Karl Kundmann, and in Rome. Konti worked in the Beaux Arts tradition. In New York, he became an associate of Philip Martiny, a former student of Saint-Gaudens, who sent him to work on decorative models at the World's Columbia Exposition in Chicago. In 1904, Konti created the fountains of the Atlantic and Pacific for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. During the following decades, he established his reputation, befriending many of the significant sculptors of the early 20th century. Died Jan. 11, 1938, Etaples, France.
Provenance:
The papers, originally lent for filming by the Hudson River Museum, were subsequently given by Konti's grandnephew, Richard E. Kaeyer. Loan material which was not part of the gift includes 2 oversize award certificates (Reel 1208:692 and Reel 1210:1351) and a biographical account (Reel 1211:570).
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:
Sculptors -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- United States  Search this
Eclecticism in architecture -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.kontisid
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kontisid

John Quincy Adams Ward papers in the New York Historical Society

Creator:
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Names:
Interstate and West Indian Exposition (Charleston, South Carolina: 1901-1902)  Search this
Library of Congress  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Adams, Herbert, 1858-1945  Search this
Appleton, Thomas Gold, 1812-1884  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Chilton, R. S.  Search this
Cushing, Robert  Search this
Dana, Paul  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Herber, C. A.  Search this
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937  Search this
Orr, Alexander Ector, 1831-1914  Search this
Potter, Edward Clark, 1857-1923  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Ruckstull, F. W. (Fred Wellington), 1853-1942  Search this
Thomas, Charles N.  Search this
Extent:
2 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1857-1915
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence regarding the St. Louis Exposition, the World's Columbian Exposition, the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition, statuary in New York City and the Library of Congress, the Washington statue in Newburyport, Mass. Letters from Robert Cushing in Italy pertain to the supervision of the execution of Ward's marble statuary group in Carrara. Correspondents include Herbert Adams, Thomas Gold Appleton, Karl Bitter, Gutzon Borglum, Daniel Chester French, Robert Underwood Johnson, Thomas Addison Richards, Edward Clark Potter, Alexander E. Orr, R. S. Chilton, Paul Dana, F. Wellington Ruckstuhll, Charles N. Thomas, C. A. Herber and Ward's wife.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent 1973 by New York Historical Society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wardjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wardjohn

Bruno Louis Zimm papers

Creator:
Zimm, Bruno Louis, 1876-1943  Search this
Names:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1907-1985
Scope and Contents:
A letter from Karl Bitter with a sketch of a male figure (1908) praises Zimm's relief sculpture at "the League room". Photographs show Zimm, his studio, home, and works of art (ca. 1923-1940), and Hasbrouck Zimm (ca. 1946). Other materials consist of a biographical account written by Zimm's son (1985) and 3 clippings (1907-1982).
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor. Zimm studied art in Paris around 1900, and in New York City with Karl Bitter, later establishing a studio on 59th Street. About 1910, Zimm moved to the Lewis Hollow district of Woodstock, New York. In 1919, he married his second wife, novelist Louise Seymour Hasbrouck. Zimm's sculpture of SACAJAWEA appeared in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis (1904) and a frieze was exhibited in the 1913 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.
Provenance:
The donor, Bruno Hasbrouck Zimm, is Bruno Louis Zimm's son.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.zimmbrun
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zimmbrun

Henry Merwin Shrady papers

Creator:
Shrady, Henry Merwin, 1871-1922  Search this
Names:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Penfield, Edward, 1866-1925  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Shrady, Henry Merwin, 1871-1922.  Search this
Extent:
79 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1901-1972
Scope and Contents:
28 letters to Shrady, mostly about his Ulyssses S. Grant monument in Washington, D.C., from Karl Bitter, Edward Penfield, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (photocopies), members of the Grant family, and others; 16 sketches; printed material, including 6 clippings and 12 magazine articles; and 17 photographs of Shrady and his work.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Elmsford, New York.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Henry M. Shrady, Jr., 1973.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Elmsford  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.shrahenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shrahenr

Players Club letters

Creator:
Players (Club)  Search this
Names:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Brunner, Arnold W. (Arnold William), 1857-1925  Search this
Buel, Clarence Clough, 1850-1933  Search this
Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951  Search this
Coleman, Charles Caryl, 1840-1928  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958  Search this
Hutton, Lawrence  Search this
Mansfield, Richard, 1857-1907  Search this
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911  Search this
Smith, Francis Hopkinson, 1838-1915  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 50 items (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1848-1941
Scope and Contents:
Letters, mostly from distinguished club members in behalf of candidates for membership, and some membership forms.
Correspondents are: James C. Beckwith, Norman Bel Geddes, Karl Bitter, Robert Blum, Gutzon Borglum, Arnold W. Brunner, Clarence C. Buel, Gelett Burgess, Charles C. Coleman, Royal Cortissoz, Lawrence Hutton, Richard Mansfield, Thomas Nast, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, F. Hopkinson, J. Alden Weir, and Stanford White.
Biographical / Historical:
New York City. Founded by Edwin Booth in 1888, the club had among its members many prominent actors, artists and writers.
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.players
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-players

National Sculpture Society records

Creator:
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Extent:
20.3 Linear feet ( (partially microfilmed on 10 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Place:
New York N.Y. -- Photographs
Date:
1883-1962
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, scrapbooks, printed material, correspondence and business records.
UNMICROFILMED MATERIAL: 4 photograph albums, glass negatives and photographs of works of art by society members; exhibition records; bank records and check stubs; scrapbooks and clippings on the New York Architectural League; and books on Karl Bitter and John Quincy Adams Ward.
REEL D132: 414 photographs and reproductions of sculpture by society members. Information on the back of photographs includes artist, title, location, dimensions, date, price and material.
REEL NJ1: Complete run of National Sculpture Review, the quarterly publication put out by the National Sculpture Society from Dec. 1951 to Spring 1962.
REELS 488-494: Financial and general correspondence; financial records, ledgers, cash books, tax records and check books; a catalog distribution book; publications and clippings; War Memorials Project material; a constitution, membership lists, minutes and an exhibitors' roster.
REEL 3097: Lantern slides of the work of 262 sculptors and views of New York City.
REEL 3161: Mimeographed copies of minutes of the Council of the National Sculpture Society, 1951-1952, kept by Katherine Lane Weems, Chairman of the Library and Research Committee, 1951, and Recording Secretary, 1952.
Biographical / Historical:
Founded in 1893 The society works with architects, art councils, and sponsoring committees in selecting sculptors to execute new works. Assists governmemt art councils with advice on rules for competitions and in preparing exhibitions. Conducts research, maintains an archives and library, and sponsors exhibitions and competitions.
Provenance:
Material on reel D132 lent for microfilming by the National Sculpture Society, 1964. All other material was donated by the society, 1964-1972.
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:
Sculptors -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
War memorials -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.natiscul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-natiscul

Karl Gruppe papers

Creator:
Gruppe, Karl, b. 1893  Search this
Names:
American Artists Professional League  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1900-1978
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, art work, photographs, subject files, and printed material, relating to Gruppe's career as a sculptor, his involvement with the Public Works of Art Project, and his teacher Karl Bitter.
REEL 104: A list of monuments and fountains in New York City surveyed for renovation by Gruppe under the PWAP from 1934-1937. Each survey includes a general description, sometimes a photograph, a statement of its condition, repairs needed and renovation costs.
REEL N70-35: Correspondence, clippings, catalogs, 1920-1970, including items about the controversy over New York City's sculpture. Correspondents include Robert Moses, Edmond R. Amateis, Mary W. Harriman, Reginald Marsh, and Henry Wolf.
UNMICROFILMED: Biographies and resumes; correspondence, 1930-1976, concerning commissions and organizations; letters from Karl Bitter and family, 1905-1966; 21 sketches of designs for medals and coins; writings, including a report by Gruppe to the heads of the Pan-American Exposition, 1901, and "Art and the Church" by Lee Lawrie; and files (1.5 feet) on commissions, organizations, memorials, and other projects, containing printed material, business records, correspondence, writings and photographs. File headings include Alben W. Barkley Competition, American Federation of Arts, Architectural League, Art Commission Associates, Karl Bitter, Century Association, Commmittee on Government and Art, Competitions, Ecclesiastical Competion, Fine Arts Federation of N.Y.,
First Art Film Festival in America, Fort Clinton, Fund Raising, Henry Hudson Memorial, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Medallic Art Company, Medals & Memorials, Monumental Restoration Project, National Academy of Design, National Sculpture Society, Plaster Casts for Museums, Society of Medalists, U.S. Dept. of State, War Memorials, and William Rufus King Memorial.
Also included are a book, THE DREAM CITY, A PORTFOLIO OF PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF THE WORLDS COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, 1893, [cover inscribed THE MAGIC CITY]; clippings, 1949-1978; photographs (0.5 ft.) of Gruppe, his family, and friends, including Laura Gardin (Fraser), Anthony de Francisci, Karl Bitter and the Bitter family, and of art works by Gruppe, Bitter, Daniel Chester French and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, medalist; New York, N.Y. Studied at the Royal Academy, Antwerp, Belgium and at the Art Students League of New York with Karl Bitter. Served as president of the National Sculpture Society, 1950-1951. He worked on the Monument Restoration Project, New York City Department of Parks, for the Public Works of Art Project from 1934-1937.
Provenance:
Material on reel N70-35 lent for microfilming by Gruppe, 1970; remainder donated by Gruppe 1970-1973, and by his daughter Elizabeth Gruppe Stover, 1986.
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:
Medalists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Monuments -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Monuments -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Medals  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Film festivals
Identifier:
AAA.grupkarl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grupkarl

Photographs of Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and Gustave Gerlach

Creator:
Gerlach, Margarett  Search this
Names:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945  Search this
Gerlach, Gustave, b. 1866  Search this
Konti, Isidore, 1862-1938  Search this
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller)  Search this
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander), 1870-1952  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1892-circa 1915
Summary:
The photographs and papers of sculptor Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and his pupil and colleague Gustave Gerlach measure 0.8 linear feet and date from circa 1892-circa 1915. The collection documents the work and studio practice of Bitter and Gerlach primarily through photographs and a photograph album, in addition to paper records including a proposal and lists of work completed for two international expositions, news clippings, and two drawings by Bitter on his personal stationary.
Scope and Contents:
The photographs and papers of sculptor Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and his pupil and colleague Gustave Gerlach measure 0.8 linear feet and date from circa 1892-circa 1915. The collection documents the work and studio practice of Bitter and Gerlach primarily through photographs and a photograph album, in addition to paper records including a proposal and lists of work completed for two international expositions, news clippings, and two drawings by Bitter on his personal stationary.

Papers include lists of artwork for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Photographs number approximately 250 and document the studio practice and work of Karl Bitter and Gustave Gerlach during Gerlach's tenure in Bitter's studio. Photos include images of Bitter, Gerlach, Isidore Konti, Joseph Sibbel, and other sculptors and studio assistants, and depict important works in progress such as Bitter's Alexander Hamilton and monumental sculpture for the 1901, 1904, and 1915 expositions, including Bitter's Standard Bearer (1901) and Adolph Weinman's Destiny of the Red Man (1904).

As a child Gerlach's daughter, Margarett, evidently spent time watching her father at work. She compiled this collection of photographs and papers and provided historical context in notes on the versos of some of the items.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as two series.

Series 1: Papers, circa 1892-circa 1915 (7 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Photographs, circa 1895-circa 1915 (0.7 linear feet Boxes 1-2, OVs 3-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Austrian born sculptor Karl Bitter (1867-1915) was active in New York City, New York. He exhibited his works at worldwide expositions and examples of his sculpture and memorials can be found throughout the United States. Sculptor Gustave Gerlach (b. 1866) was a pupil and colleague of Bitter's and was also active in New York City.

Karl Theodore Francis Bitter was born in Vienna, Austria, where he trained as a sculptor. While serving in the Austrian military in 1889, Bitter immigrated to the United States and applied for citizenship. Ultimately, Bitter settled in New York City and worked as an assistant in a home decorating firm while establishing his reputation as a sculptor. After working as a sculptor at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and as director at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, in 1901, Bitter was named head of the sculpture programs at both the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, and the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, California. Bitter was awarded the silver medal of the Paris Exposition, 1900; the gold medal of the Pan-American Exposition, 1901; and the gold medal at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904.

Bitter offered work to sculptor Gustave Gerlach after seeing some of his sculpture. Gerlach subsequently assisted Bitter at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition as superintendent of sculpture, and at the 1904 and 1915 expositions. Following Bitter's sudden death in 1915, Gerlach proposed the execution of a memorial fountain for him in Weehawken, New Jersey, based on an original design by Bitter. However, due to anti-German sentiment in the United States at that time, Gerlach was unable to proceed with the memorial and ultimately returned the money he had raised for the fountain.

Bitter and Gerlach worked with many prominent sculptors of the day, including Isidore Konti, Adolph Weinman, and Alexander Stirling Calder who was named acting-chief of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. Bitter and Calder both employed the services of renowned model Audrey Munson.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Karl Theodore Francis Bitter Papers, 1887-circa 1977.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2019 by Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr., art historians and collectors in Milford, Pennsylvania, who purchased the collection at auction. The collection was originally complied by Gustave's daughter, Margarett.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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.
Citation:
Photographs of Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and Gustave Gerlach, circa 1892-circa 1915. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gerlmarg
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Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gerlmarg
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Olaf Brauner letters

Creator:
Brauner, Olaf M., 1869-1947  Search this
Names:
Cornell University. -- Faculty  Search this
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Burroughs, Edith Woodman, 1871-1916  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Carlson, John F., 1874-1945  Search this
Crisp, Arthur, 1881-1974  Search this
Davey, Randall, 1887-1964  Search this
Dougherty, Paul, 1877-1947  Search this
Garber, Daniel, 1880-  Search this
Genth, Lillian Mathilde, 1876-1953  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Hubbell, Henry Salem, 1870-1938  Search this
Johansen, John C. (John Christen), 1876-1964  Search this
Kendall, William Sergeant, 1869-1938  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Lie, Jonas, 1880-1940  Search this
Macbeth, William, 1851-1917  Search this
Mason, William, 1829-1908  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Metcalf, Willard Leroy, 1858-1925  Search this
Ochtman, Leonard, 1854-1934  Search this
Pratt, Bela Lyon, 1867-1917  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Proctor, Alexander Phimister, 1862-1950  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965  Search this
Ritschel, William, 1864-1949  Search this
Sargent, Walter, b. 1868  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward, 1883-1962  Search this
Spencer, Robert, 1879-1931  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Walker, C. Howard (Charles Howard), 1857-1936  Search this
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915  Search this
Waugh, Frederick Judd, 1861-1940  Search this
Extent:
200 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1895-1938
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Brauner, mainly from artists invited to participate in exhibitions arranged by Brauner at Cornell University. Prominent correspondents include: Giffford Beal, George Bellows, Frank Benson, Karl Bitter, Edith Burroughs, Emil Carlson, John Carlson, Charles Caffin, Arthur Crisp, Randall Davey, Paul Dougherty, Daniel Garber, Lillian Genth, William Glackens, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Charles Hopkinson, Henry Hubbell, John Johansen, William Sargent Kendall; Leon Kroll, Jonas Lie, William Macbeth, William Mason, Gari Melchers, Willard Metcalf, Leonard Ochtman, Bela Lyon Pratt, Maurice Prendergast, A. Phimister Proctor, Edward Redfield, William Ritschel, Walter Sargent, Eugene Speicher, Robert Spencer, D. W. Tryon, C. Howard Walker, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Judd Waugh, and others.
Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
Olaf Brauner (1869-1947) was a portrait painter, occasional sculptor, and first professor of art at Cornell University.
Provenance:
The donor, Erling Brauner, is Olaf Brauner's son.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Function:
Art museums, University and college -- New York (State) -- Ithaca
Identifier:
AAA.brauolaf
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brauolaf

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