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Charles Connick working on a stained glass design

Photographer:
Snow, Andre  Search this
Snow, Andre  Search this
Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1945
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4264
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Charles J. Connick papers, 1901-1949
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Archives of American Art
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Charles J. Connick as a boy

Photographer:
Lies  Search this
Lies  Search this
Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1885
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8533
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Charles J. Connick papers, 1901-1949
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Archives of American Art
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Charles J. Connick

Creator:
Janrell Bros.  Search this
Janrell Bros.  Search this
Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1902
Topic:
Glass artists  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8534
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Charles J. Connick papers, 1901-1949
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Archives of American Art
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Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1901-1991

Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Subject:
Burnham, Wilbur Herbert  Search this
Burnham, Wilbur Herbert, Jr.  Search this
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Reynolds, Joseph G.  Search this
Portanova, Joseph Domenico  Search this
American Art Expositions (Firm)  Search this
Stained Glass Association of America  Search this
Reynolds, Francis, and Rohnstock  Search this
Joseph G. Reynolds Associates  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Photographs
Watercolors
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Church architecture -- United States  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- United States  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass painting and staining -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9766
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212167
AAA_collcode_wilbhbur
Theme:
Diaries
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212167
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Charles J. Connick papers, 1901-1949

Creator:
Connick, Charles J., 1875-1945  Search this
Connick, Charles J., 1875-1945  Search this
Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Connick, Mabel Coombs  Search this
Topic:
Glass painting and staining -- United States  Search this
Church architecture -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7235
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209376
AAA_collcode_connchar
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209376

Charles Donagh Maginnis papers, 1900-1980

Creator:
Maginnis, Charles Donagh, 1867-1955  Search this
Maginnis, Charles Donagh, 1867-1955  Search this
Subject:
Leland, Joseph  Search this
Sturgis, R. Clipston (Richard Clipston)  Search this
Lamb, Aimée  Search this
Angel, John  Search this
Castano, Giovanni  Search this
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor  Search this
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Topic:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9033
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211222
AAA_collcode_magichar
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211222

Letter to Ray W. Pettingill, 1921 Aug. 25

Creator:
Pettengill, Ray W.  Search this
Pettengill, Ray W.  Search this
Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13368
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)255197
AAA_collcode_pettray
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_255197

De Hirsh Margules papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1923-1965

Creator:
Margules, De Hirsh, 1899-1965  Search this
Margules, De Hirsh, 1899-1965  Search this
Subject:
Weber, David A.  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Beaudoin, Kenneth Lawrence  Search this
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Frankel, Aaron  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster)  Search this
Gillespie, Al Lincoln, Jr.  Search this
Gilman, Esther  Search this
Grady, James  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Horblit, Harrison D.  Search this
Horblit, Jean  Search this
Jensen, Alfred  Search this
Kolin, Sacha  Search this
King, Alex  Search this
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry)  Search this
Lechay, Myron  Search this
Mandel, Marieli Kailin  Search this
Lindsay, John V.  Search this
Margules, Blanche London  Search this
Miller, Henry  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
O'Brien, Lawrence F.  Search this
Schnitzler, Max  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Babcock Galleries  Search this
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy  Search this
Feigl Gallery  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Niveau Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Type:
Writings
Photographs
Notebooks
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Scrapbooks
Oil paintings
Collages
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13438
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)260522
AAA_collcode_margde
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_260522
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Charles Connick working on a stained glass design

Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1945
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4263
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Charles J. Connick papers, 1901-1949
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4263
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Charles Connick at his stained glass window

Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1945
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4265
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Charles J. Connick papers, 1901-1949
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4265

Portrait of Charles Connick with his work

Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4266
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Charles J. Connick papers, 1901-1949
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4266
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Charles Connick with his work

Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4267
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Charles J. Connick papers, 1901-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4267

Wooden bust of Charles Connick before one of his stained glass windows

Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1954
Topic:
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4268
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Charles J. Connick papers, 1901-1949
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Archives of American Art
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watercolor sketch of Chartres Cathedral by Charles J. Connick

Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
between 1901 and 1949
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8455
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Charles J. Connick papers, 1901-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Charles J. Connick at work

Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1930
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Stained glass artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8531
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Charles J. Connick papers, 1901-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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C, Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1885-1959
Scope and Contents:
Cady, Harrison

Calamatta, Luigi

Campbell-Taylor, L.

Carlsen, Dines

Casson, Mr.

Chalon, Alfred Edward

Chase, Adelaide Cole

Chase, Joseph Cummings

Chase, Marion Monks

Chase, Sidney Marsh

Chelminski, Jan van

Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Publishing Society

Church, Frederic Edwin

Church, Frederick Stuart

Clark and Mills Electric Company

Cobb, Bert

Cole, Thomas

Collver, Ethel Blanchard

Conant, Marjorie (Mrs. Bush-Brown)

Connick, Charles J.

Cooper, Colin Campbell

Cosimini, Roland Francis

Costa, Giovanni

Cotharin, Kate Leah

Cox, Kenyon

Cram, Allan Gilbert

Crane, Bruce Robert

Cross, Sally M.

Crossett, Edward C.

Cursiter, Stanley
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sidney C. Woodward papers
Sidney C. Woodward papers / Series 1: Correspondence and Collected Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodsidn-ref34

De Hirsh Margules papers

Creator:
Margules, De Hirsh, 1899-1965  Search this
Names:
Babcock Galleries  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy  Search this
Feigl Gallery  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Niveau Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Beaudoin, Kenneth Lawrence, 1913-  Search this
Connick, Charles J., 1875-1945  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941  Search this
Frankel, Aaron  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-  Search this
Gillespie, Al Lincoln, Jr.  Search this
Gilman, Esther  Search this
Grady, James  Search this
Higgins, Dick, 1938-  Search this
Horblit, Harrison D.  Search this
Horblit, Jean  Search this
Jensen, Alfred, 1903-1981  Search this
King, Alex  Search this
Kolin, Sacha, 1911-1981  Search this
Lechay, Myron, 1898-1972  Search this
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963  Search this
Lindsay, John V.  Search this
Mandel, Marieli Kailin  Search this
Margules, Blanche London  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-  Search this
O'Brien, Lawrence F.  Search this
Schnitzler, Max, 1903-  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Weber, David A.  Search this
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Photographs
Notebooks
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Scrapbooks
Oil paintings
Collages
Date:
1888-2001
bulk 1923-1965
Summary:
The papers of painter De Hirsh Margules measure 5.5 linear feet and date from 1888-2001, with the bulk dating from 1923-1965. The papers contain biographical material, and business and personal correspondence, including letters from Alfred Stiegliz, John Marin, Henry Miller, Max Schnitzler, Charles J. Connick, Louis M. Eilshemius, Alex King, and Myron Lechay. Also found are writings, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, works of art and audio recordings documenting Margules' personal life and professional career.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter De Hirsh Margules measure 5.5 linear feet and date from 1888-2001, with the bulk dating from 1923-1965. The papers contain biographical material, and business and personal correspondence, including letters from Alfred Stiegliz, John Marin, Henry Miller, Max Schnitzler, Charles J. Connick, Louis M. Eilshemius, Alex King, and Myron Lechay. Also found are writings, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, works of art and audio recordings documenting Margules' personal life and professional career.

Biographical material consists of Margules' curriculum vitae, address books, war ration books, press credentials, passports, naturalization documents, membership and social security cards, and memorial material on De Hirsh and Blanche Margules.

Correspondence of De Hirsh Margules covers both personal and business matters. Family correspondents include his wife Blanche London, her parents, De Hirsh's mother Rosa and his sister Sam. There is correspondence with Jean and Harrison Horblit, friends and business associates of the Margules, as well as correspondence with his girlfriend, Marieli Kailin Mandel. Other correspondents include Alfred Stieglitz, John Marin, Henry Miller, Max Schnitzler, Charles J. Connick, Louis M. Eilshemius, Alex King, Myron Lechay, and two letters from New York Governor Herbert H. Lehman. There are single letters from Sasha Kolin; New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay; Lawrence F. O'Brien, special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; Buckminster Fuller. This last letter was not addressed exclusively to Margules. Other personal correspondence includes letters, postcards and greeting cards from family members and friends. Other business correspondents include galleries and museums such as Babcock Galleries, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Niveau Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Brooklyn Museum, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Ferargil Gallery, Feigl Gallery, Guggenheim Museum, Worcester Art Museum and Walker Art Center.

Writings consist mostly of poems by De Hirsh Margules, sometimes appearing in multiple draft forms, as well as a longer work titled "Mulberry Bend." Also included within the series are notebooks filled with poems and works of prose, the latter expounding upon his theories and ideas. Writings by other authors range from poetry to works of prose, criticism and biography, including A. Lincoln Gillespie, Jr., Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, David Weber, Aaron Frankel, James Grady, Dick Higgins, and Esther Gilman, among others. There are three illustrated writings by Alfred Jensen. Audio recordings contain a sound tape reel of De Hirsh Margules reciting his poems Rainbow and Mulberry Bend.

Printed material includes newspaper and magazine clippings, press releases, exhibition announcements, catalogues and books. Scrapbooks include printed material, newspaper and magazine clippings, and exhibition announcements on the career of De Hirsh Margules. Also included are two scrapbooks by Blanche London Margules, representing newspaper clippings of her writing, among others.

Works of Art include an oil painting on wood and sketchbooks by Margules. Also included are six collages in a series by Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin titled "Eye Poems"; and text-based drawings/writings by A. Lincoln Gillespie, Jr.

Photographs, transparencies and slides include works of art by De Hirsh and Blanche London Margules. Also included are personal photographs of the Margules', their friends, family and students, and two folders of photographs of Marieli Kailin Mandel.
Arrangement:
The De Hirsh Margules papers are organized into 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1888-1978, undated (Box 1, 6; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1923-2000, undated (Box 1-3; 2.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1936-1965, undated (Box 4; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1933-2001, undated (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1922-1957, undated (Box 5, 7; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1926-1992, undated (Box 5, 7; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Works of Art, 1948, undated (Box 6, 7; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Audio Recordings, undated (Box 6; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
De Hirsh Margules (1899-1965) was a painter in New York, NY. Margules was born in Jasse, Romania and arrived in New York City at only ten months of age. His parents were in the Yiddish Theater; his father, Edouard was a playwright/director, and his mother, Rosa, was an actress. Margules received much of his art education outside of the conventional art institutional framework. Early on, he studied with Edwin Randby in Pennsylvania from 1917-1918, but it was really his neighbor, the painter Benno Greenstein, who encouraged Margules to pursue a career in the arts. From 1919-1921 he studied period architecture, design and decoration at the New York Evening School of Art and Design.

By 1922, Margules began working nights as a police reporter for the City News Association of New York, a job he would hold until 1942. However, he continued to study and paint during the day, this time working with Myron Lechay.

In 1927 Margules took a leave of absence from the City News Association to travel to Paris. He studied at the Musée du Louvre, and painted landscapes in Montmartre, Paris; Fontenay-près-Vézelay, Burgundy; and Tunis, Africa. In 1929 Margules returned to New York and met artist/dealer Alfred Stieglitz, who quickly became his most trusted friend and advisor. It was through Stieglitz that Margules was introduced to John Marin, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Rosenfeld, Stuart Davis and Jan Matulka. While Margules would benefit from his relations with all of these artists, it was John Marin who would become his most important mentor. He felt that Marin was the only one who could help him with the formal problems he was having with painting.

Margules lived most of his life in Greenwich Village and was a well-known member of the colorful and vivacious arts community. He was commonly recognized by his affable demeanor, but mostly it was his attire, particularly the dark blue beret that he was rarely seen without. To his friends he was known simply as "the Baron."

De Hirsh Margules has been called an abstract realist. He used saturated colors and bold textures in the construction of his abstract landscapes, but more specifically it was his interest in the concept of "time painting" or "time perspective" that propelled his work. It was through the physical rendering and representation of his subject matter that he explored the psychological concepts of time. From 1936-1937 Margules established "Another Place," an exhibition space set up in his New York City apartment at 43 West 8th Street. Over a two year period there were fourteen solo-exhibitions by Margules and other artists.

He taught painting in 1951 at Ball State College in Muncie, Indiana, and at the New York Equity Workshop in 1952. In 1951 Elaine de Kooning wrote a piece about his working methods in the December edition of Art News.

De Hirsh Margules died from a heart attack in 1965. He was 65 years old.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives in 2005 by Elita Agee.
Restrictions:
The De Hirsh Margules papers are open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Photographs
Notebooks
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Scrapbooks
Oil paintings
Collages
Citation:
De Hirsh Margules papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1923-1965. Archives of America Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.margde
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De Hirsh Margules papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Letters from Connick, Charles J.

Collection Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930s
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1901-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-wilbhbur-ref28

Connick, Charles J.

Collection Creator:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art  Search this
Container:
Box 37, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1926
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records, 1883-1962, bulk 1885-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-carninst-ref1771

Charles Donagh Maginnis papers

Creator:
Maginnis, Charles Donagh, 1867-1955  Search this
Names:
Angel, John, 1881-1960  Search this
Castano, Giovanni, 1896-1978  Search this
Connick, Charles J., 1875-1945  Search this
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Leland, Joseph  Search this
Sturgis, R. Clipston (Richard Clipston), 1860-1951  Search this
Extent:
10 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Interviews
Date:
1900-1980
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, subject files, drawings, photographs, and printed material concern Maginnis' architectural projects.
Reel 3134: Reel 3134: A 2-page biographical sketch contains comments about American architecture; two letters concern a speech Maginnis gave at the Eire Society of Boston (1941, 1980); photographs of Maginnis at the construction site of the Lenox Street Housing Project, Boston, and with Joseph Leland; and four clippings date from 1941 to 1978. Also included on reel 4314 is a photograph of R. Clipston Sturgis is autographed "To Robert Walsh from his friend R. Clipston Sturgis". A clipping concerns Boston College's architecture (1963).
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Donagh Maginnis (1867-1955) was an architect, Boston, Mass. Maginnis was born in Londonderry, Ireland, and was educated at Cusack's Academy in Dublin. In 1885, he settled in Toronto, Canada, moving to Boston, Massachusetts three years later. In 1890, Maginnis began working for Edmund M. Wheelwright, becoming head draftsman in 1891. In 1898, Maginnis joined Timothy Walsh of Peabody and Stearns and Matthew Sullivan of Wheelwright's company to form their own company. In 1905, Maginnis, Walsh, and Sullivan became Maginnis and Walsh. Maginnis married Amy Brooks in 1908. He was the author of a book, PEN DRAWING, and served as chairman of the Boston Art Commission, president of the American Institute of Architects, and trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among other activities.
Related Materials:
Reel 1451: The Archives also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (Reel 1451), comprising: 4 brief biographical accounts on Maginnis, an interview transcript (1952-1953), and certificates; correspondence (1909-1978), primarily about architectural projects, including letters from John Angel, Giovanni Castano, Charles Connick, Walter Gropius, and Aimée Lamb; two photographs of Maginnis (ca. 1936); two subject files (1945-1948) containing letters, announcements, proposals, and lecture notes concerning work on St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, and construction at Boston College; art works consisting of 10 drawings (1913-1929) and a heliotype print of a landscape by Maginnis, and 2 drawings by Bertram Goodhue; and printed material including booklets on Catholic architecture (1900) and Maginnis (1956), 2 clippings (1955), invitations and a program.
located at Business records of the firm Maginnis & Walsh are located at the Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
The lender and donor, Alice Maginnis Walsh, is Charles Donagh Maginnis' daughter and the wife of his junior partner, Robert Walsh.
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:
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.magichar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-magichar

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