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John Davis Hatch papers

Creator:
Hatch, John Davis  Search this
Names:
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.) -- Students  Search this
University of Massachusetts -- Faculty  Search this
University of Oregon -- Faculty  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Browne, Henry Kirke  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Clark, Ezra  Search this
Cranch, John, 1807-1891  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Granger, C. H.  Search this
Guy, Seymour J., 1824-1910  Search this
Harvey, George W., 1855-  Search this
Hatch, Olivia Stokes  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
McNeill, Lloyd  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Scott, Julian  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Extent:
24.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Essays
Reviews (documents)
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Notes
Lectures
Sketches
Date:
1790-1995
Summary:
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization, and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.

Scattered biographical materials include an invitation to the Hatch's anniversary party in 1964, short biographical sketches and resumes, certificates, report cards, a silhouette of the Hatch Family circa 1904, and a typecript of a diary written by Olivia Hatch as a child.

Correspondence includes professional correspondence between Hatch and colleagues; letters from family and friends; and some materials regarding exhibitions from the Hatch Collection. The bulk of correspondence spans Hatch's professional career although there are scattered letters from 1915-1943 from Hatch to his parents. Also found are letters addressed to an unidentified "Henry." Correspondence is also found in the research files.

Personal business and financial records consist of inventories, bills, receipts, and other records for artworks purchased, loaned, or donated by Hatch. Also found are records from the J. D. Hatch Associates Cultural Consultants, a draft of Hatch's will, stock and tax materials, and travel papers and passports.

Scattered diaries and journal fragments and a transcript date from 1925-1965. Thirteen "Daily Reflection Journals" date from 1975-1987.

Research files on artists and subjects are extensive, comprising one-half of the collection. Files are varied and may include primary research materials, correspondence, printed materials, notes, and writings. Some of the artists' letters and other materials dated from 1790-early 1800s may have been purchased by Hatch. Among many other items, there is an illustrated letter written by Oscar Bluemner and photographs of Bluemner; primary research materials dating from the early 1800s on John Vanderlyn including a will, receipts, and correspondence; a letter from Rembrandt Peale dated 1830, and an autograph letter from John Trumbull dated 1790. Also found is an index card file.

Organization files contain files and records related to Hatch's affiliations with many cultural organizations. A small amount of teaching and education files consist of Hatch's notes and lectures from the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts, and from his continuing education courses he took at St. John's College. Writings and notes include short essays by Hatch, mostly concerning art, exhibitions and museum administration; book reviews; general notes, lists, and reports.

Printed Materials are comprised of exhibition catalogs and announcements, including those from the American Drawing Annual in the 1940s-1950s; printed articles annotated by Hatch; clippings; pricelists; and published works.

A small number of photographs are of Hatch, some by Dorothy Frazer; of his family and friends; and of artists. The bulk of the photographs are of works of art including those owned by Hatch.

Artwork includes two sketchbooks - one by Kenneth Callahan and another by Lloyd McNeill; and additional drawings and sketches by Julian Scott, Henry Kirke Browne, Kenneth Callahan, Ezra Clark, John Cranch, Jasper Francis Crospey, F. O. C. Darley, C. H. Granger, Seymour J. Guy, George Harvey, Edward Lamson Henry, Henry Inman, as well as unsigned or illegible names.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1900-1980s (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1903-1990s (Box 1-3; 2 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business and Legal Records, Date (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries and Journals, 1925-1987 (Box 3, 23; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Research Files, 1790-1992 (Box 3-13, 20-21, 24; 12.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Organization Files, 1930s-1990s (Box 13-14; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 7: Teaching and Education Files, 1930s-1993 (Box 14-15; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Writings and Notes, 1936-1990s (Box 15; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1870s-1990s (Box 15-19, 22, 25-26, OV1; 5.9 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1900-1990s (Box 22; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 11: Artwork, 1851-1973 (Box 22; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch (1907-1996) worked in the Boston and New England area, as well as the Pacific Northwest, and New York state. Hatch served as director of the Art Institute of Seattle, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Albany Institute of Art and History, and the Norfolk Museum of Art and Sciences.

John Davis Hatch was born in San Francisco, California in 1907. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were architects and Hatch studied landscape architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as an apprentice to Lockwood de Forest. After abandoning landscape architecture, he accepted a position as director of the Seattle Fine Arts Society (1928-1931) at the age of twenty-one and taught art history courses at the University of Washington.

In 1932, Hatch accepted the position of assistant director of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. He also directed the federal Public Works of Art Project in New England. Additionally, Hatch served from 1940-1948 as director of the Albany Institute of Art and History and from 1950-1959 of the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. Hatch worked as an art advisor for exhibitions at five historically African-American colleges in Atlanta and in San Simeon in California. He founded the American Drawing Annual exhibition.

Hatch conducted extensive research on artists Oscar Bluemner and John Vanderlyn, American silverwork, and American drawing. In addition, Hatch collected American drawings and later donated many of works of art from his personal collection to the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Aside from his early teaching in Washington state, Hatch taught at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Oregon. He was a member of numerous professional arts-related organizations.

In 1939, Hatch married Olivia Stokes with whom he had four children: Sarah, John, Daniel and James. He died in 1996.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds two oral history interviews with John Davis Hatch: June 8, 1964 conducted by H. Wade White and 1979-1980 conducted by Robert F. Brown. Also found is a separately cataloged photograph of Hatch and Henry Francis Taylor from 1933.

Additional research materials complied by Hatch are located in the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the library of the National Gallery of Art, and the Senate House, Kingston, New York.

Hatch donated two hundred and seventy American drawings to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Separated Material:
Four books annotated by Bluemner, a letter from Bluemner, a letter from A. Stieglitz to Bluemner, photographs of works of art, and exhibition materials were removed from the papers and merged with the Oscar Bluemner papers at the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
John Davis Hatch and the John Davis Hatch estate donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments between 1960-1996. Many of the primary materials relating to John Vanderlyn were acquired by Hatch from a photographer in Kingston, New York who received them from a niece of Vanderlyn. Robert Graham of James Graham and Sons gave Vanderlyn's will to Hatch.
Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
Rights:
The John Davis Hatch 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:
Painting, American  Search this
Drawing, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art historians -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Essays
Reviews (documents)
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Notes
Lectures
Sketches
Citation:
John Davis Hatch, 1790-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hatcjohn
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hatcjohn

Edward Beatty Rowan papers

Creator:
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Names:
Little Gallery (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Cone, Marvin Dorwart, 1891-1965  Search this
Dornbush, Adrian, 1900-  Search this
Dunton, W. Herbert, 1878-1936  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
McCosh, David J., 1903-1980  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Pyle, Arnold  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1946
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, printed material, photographs, business records and a diary.
REEL 103: Clippings, 1929-1932, on exhibitions and activities of the Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, directed by Rowan (microfilm title: Little Gallery).
REEL 1208: Photographs used to publicize exhibitions at the Little Gallery, including 183 photographs of works of art, the Little Gallery Junior Art Club, Grant Wood, and William Herbert Dunton at work.
REEL D141-D142: Correspondence; a diary; business records of the Little Gallery, the Stone City Art Colony and Art School, and the Section of Fine Arts; photographs, including two of The Little Gallery, five of the Stone City Colony and Art School, six of Rowan and three of his paintings, and two photos showing Grant Wood, David McCosh, Arnold Pyle, Adrian Dornbush, and Marvin Cone; and catalogs, clippings and publications, including "A Report on Iowa Art Under Public Works of Art Jan. 20, 1934, under the direction of Grant Wood" containing reproductions of work, several clippings, a 2 p. report "three weeks after the beginning of work" and 2 p. typed "Notes" signed by Wood with a photograph attached.
Among the correspondents are Oscar Bluemner, Chaim Gross, Waldo Peirce, Henry Varnum Poor, Eleanor Roosevelt, Forbes Watson, and Grant Wood.
Biographical / Historical:
Gallery director, painter, sculptor, teacher; Falls Church, Va. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founder and director of The Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1928-1934. The gallery was concerned with promoting education in the community. Because of his success with the Little Gallery, in 1931 he was chosen by the American Federation of Arts to be the director of a new experimental art center in Cedar Rapids. Rowan was affiliated with the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard before going to Cedar Rapids and served as Chief, Public Buildings Administration, 1930's-1940's.
Other Title:
Little Gallery records (microfilm title, reel 103)
Provenance:
Donated by Mrs. Edward Rowan, 1963.
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:
Gallery directors -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids
Identifier:
AAA.rowaedwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rowaedwa

Stuart P. Feld artist files

Creator:
Feld, Stuart P.  Search this
Names:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Boggs, William Brenton, 1809-1975  Search this
Farrer, Henry, 1843-1903  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François, 1816-1882  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Kollner, Augustus, b. 1813  Search this
Long, Robert Carey, 1810-1849  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933  Search this
Shirlaw, Walter, 1838-1909  Search this
Siroudy, A.  Search this
Sloan, Marianna, 1875-1954  Search this
Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902  Search this
Whitefield, Edwin, 1816-1892  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1835-1954
Scope and Contents:
Twelve artist files (1835-1954) containing materials by William Boggs, Henry Farrer, Regis Gignoux, Augustus Kollner, Robert Carey Long, George Luks, Walter Shirlaw, Marianna Sloan, Lilly Martin Spencer, Edwin Whitefield, Daniel Huntington, and Oscar Bluemner. Most files contain drawings or watercolors. The Boggs file also contains notes about pigments; the Sloan file also contains a letter (1952) thanking Mr. Stone for flowers and 2 copies of Sloan's obituary; the Spencer file also contains a diploma awarded by the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association to Spencer for a painting, "Power of Fashion," contributed to the exhibition of 1853, and a lithograph, "The Young Students," by A. Siroudy, 1858, after a painting by Spencer; and the Bluemner file contains primarily handwritten notes with only a few small sketches. Two photographs show Robert Henri's father, Robert Cozad, and his family, and Lyndhurst, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York.
Provenance:
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld, 1975, 1981 and 1984.
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.
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.feldstua
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-feldstua

Oscar Bluemner letter to Arthur Garfield Dove

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1946  Search this
Subject:
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1928
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15123
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Arthur and Helen Torr Dove papers, 1905-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15123
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Notes on Paris, 1912

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1912
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14747
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14747
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Envelope for Oscar Bluemner's art motif "Patterson [i.e. Paterson] snow pictures"

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Writings
Place:
Paterson, N.J.
Date:
between 1912 and 1933
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18325
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18325
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Color studies of snow

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1931 February?
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18327
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18327
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Oscar Bluemner notes and diagram for a landscape painting of Bloomfield

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1917 March
Topic:
Artists' preparatory studies  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18328
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18328
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Sketch of Bloomfield on a snowy day

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1917 March 7
Topic:
Artists' preparatory studies  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18330
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18330

Sketch of scarlet sage

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1920
Topic:
Flowers (plants)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19199
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19199

Sketch of cinneraria

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1920
Topic:
Flowers (plants)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19200
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19200
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Sketch of violet iris

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1920
Topic:
Flowers (plants)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19201
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
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Archives of American Art
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Sketch of roses

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1920
Topic:
Flowers (plants)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19202
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19202
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Oscar Bluemner study The dance of factory life, etc., etc.

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1930
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)535
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_535

Notes on painting from Oscar Bluemner's Theory Diary

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1920 Jan. 12
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6636
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6636
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Portrait of a Japanese woman

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1920
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6712
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6712
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Australian Miner

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1920
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6713
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6713
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Sketch of Piero della Francesca's Queen of Sheba

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1920
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6714
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Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6714

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