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Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890

Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Subject:
Falconer, John Mackie  Search this
Anderson, Alexander  Search this
Juengling, Frederick  Search this
Harfin, Jean F.  Search this
Smillie, James David  Search this
Topic:
American Art Review  Search this
Prints -- 19th century  Search this
Art historians -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art literature  Search this
Museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7082
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209215
AAA_collcode_koehsylv
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209215
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Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers

Topic:
American Art Review
Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870  Search this
Falconer, John Mackie, 1820-1903  Search this
Harfin, Jean F.  Search this
Juengling, Frederick, 1846-1889  Search this
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909  Search this
Extent:
5.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1833-1904
bulk 1870-1890
Summary:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1833 to 1904, with the bulk of the material dating from 1870 to 1890. The collection consists primarily of Koehler's extensive correspondence to and from many notable artists and printmakers such as Jean F. Harfin, John M. Falconer, Frederick Juengling, and James D. Smillie, as well as friends, and family members and professional correspondence concerning Koehler's activities as a writer, curator, and editor of the American Art Review. The collection also contains financial records and other miscellaneous items.
Scope and Content Note:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1833 to 1904, with the bulk of the material dating from 1870 to 1890. The collection consists primarily of Koehler's extensive correspondence to and from many notable artists and printmakers such as Jean F. Harfin, John M. Falconer, Frederick Juengling, and James D. Smillie, as well as friends, and family members and professional correspondence concerning Koehler's activities as a writer, curator, and editor of the American Art Review. The collection also contains financial records and other miscellaneous items.

Correspondence includes hundreds of letters to and from Koehler. Correspondents include many prominent artists, engravers, architects, art critics, curators, historians, journalists, authors, educators, publishers, and others during the late 1800s. Also found is correspondence with family, most of which is in German. Much of the correspondence concerns Koehler's role as editor of the publication American Art Review, and his work promoting American graphic arts.

Financial Records include Koehler's receipts, primarily from 1885, and a handwritten estimate of costs for publishing the American Art Review.

Miscellany includes biographical information on the wood engraver, Alexander Anderson, various notes by unidentified authors, news clippings, programs and handwritten song texts for music performances.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 3 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1833- circa 1904 (Box 1-6; 5.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Financial Records, circa 1870-circa 1890 (Box 6; 14 folders)

Series 3: Miscellany, circa 1859-circa 1896 (Box 6; 11 folders)
Biographical Note:
Art historian and curator Sylvester Rosa Koehler was born in Leipsic, Germany in 1837. He came to the United States with his family in 1849 and settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts. In 1868 he became the Technical Manager of Louis Prang and Company, a lithograph publisher. Koehler was the founding editor of the American Art Review, which commissioned artists for original etchings, and ran from 1879-1881. Through this publication, as well as his work as writer and exhibition curator, Koehler encouraged an American etching revival in the 1880s. Koehler also published many books on American art and was the first Curator of Prints at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. From 1886 to 1900 he served as the first Curator of Graphic Arts at the United States National Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution. While there, he created a permanent and traveling exhibition of graphic arts. His knowlege of the art world and his extensive personal contacts brought many important collections to the museum. Koehler died in Littleton, New Hampshire in 1900.
Related Material:
Additional correspondence can be found at the Library of Congress, which houses the Papers of S. R. Koehler, 1868-1904, and includes approximately 3,500 letters. Syracuse University Library houses S. R. Koehler Correspondence, 1879-1896, and includes 107 items.
Provenance:
The collection was purchased from Argosy Book Stores, Inc, in 1959. A letter from John Sartain and eleven letters from William Merritt Chase were donated by Charles E. Feinberg, 1955-1962. Two postcards were donated in 2009 by William A. Turnbaugh, an autograph collector. In 2017, John F. McGuigan Jr. and Mary K. McGuigan donated sixty-nine letters from A. Barry, Truman Howe Bartlett, William Merritt Chase, Timothy Cole, Edward Henry Clement, Cyrus Edwin Dallin, Robert Swain Gifford, George Inness, Anna Lea Merritt, Stephen Parrish, John Sartain, Francis Hopkinson Smith, and Frederic Porter Vinton.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler 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:
Prints -- 19th century  Search this
Art historians -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art literature  Search this
Museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.koehsylv
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Juengling, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000513081]
Date:
1887
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler 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.
Collection Citation:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers / Series 1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-koehsylv-ref1047

Spanish Head

Original artist:
Juengling, Frederick  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 21.8 cm x 15.3 cm; 8 19/32 in x 6 1/32 in
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Wood Engraving
Probable place made:
United States
Date made:
c. 1870
ID Number:
GA.02845
Catalog number:
02845
Accession number:
22135
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-caea-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_783967

Portrait of a Lady

Artist:
Frederick Juengling, born Leipzig, Germany 1846-died New York City 1889  Search this
Copy after:
William Merritt Chase, born Williamsburg, IN 1849-died New York City 1916  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
wood engraving
Dimensions:
image: 9 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (24.8 x 14.0 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Dress\accessory\hat  Search this
Dress\accessory\fan  Search this
Portrait female\full length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Museum of American History, Division of Graphic Arts, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
1971.234
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk79bba5afb-d67f-4c0c-b1a8-290bed86666a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1971.234

Juengling, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1880
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler 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.
Collection Citation:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-koehsylv-ref1037

Juengling, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1880-1881 February
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler 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.
Collection Citation:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-koehsylv-ref1038

Juengling, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1881 February-March
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler 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.
Collection Citation:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-koehsylv-ref1039

Juengling, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1881 March-May
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler 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.
Collection Citation:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-koehsylv-ref1040

Juengling, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1881 June-1882
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler 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.
Collection Citation:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-koehsylv-ref1041

Juengling, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1882-1884
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler 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.
Collection Citation:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-koehsylv-ref1042

Juengling, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1884-1885
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler 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.
Collection Citation:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-koehsylv-ref1043

Juengling, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1885-1886
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler 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.
Collection Citation:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-koehsylv-ref1044

Juengling, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1886
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler 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.
Collection Citation:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-koehsylv-ref1045

Juengling, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1886-1887
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler 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.
Collection Citation:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-koehsylv-ref1046

Juengling, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1879-1880
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Sylvester Rosa Koehler 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.
Collection Citation:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, 1833-1904, bulk 1870-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers
Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-koehsylv-ref168

Frederick Juengling

Author:
Koehler, S. R (Sylvester Rosa) 1837-1900  Search this
Subject:
Juengling, Frederick 1846-1889  Search this
Physical description:
12 p. 8vo
Type:
Books
Date:
1890
1890]
Call number:
NE112.J83K64 1890
920J
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_256263

Below Stairs, (painting)

Artist:
Juengling, Frederick b. 1846  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Occupation--Domestic--Cooking  Search this
Figure(s) In Interior--Domestic  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Service--Servant  Search this
Architecture--Domestic--Kitchen  Search this
Control number:
AECI 03870277
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_79428

Thoughts of Far Away, (painting)

Artist:
Juengling, Frederick b. 1846  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
State of Being--Mood--Meditation  Search this
Figure  Search this
Control number:
AECI 03890261
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_79831

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