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Emily Nathan papers, circa 1943-1985

Creator:
Nathan, Emily S., 1907-1999  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Subject:
Spyropoulous, Jannis  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
McLanathan, Richard B. K.  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward)  Search this
De Creeft, José  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Roosters -- Pictorial works  Search this
Roosters -- Anecdotes  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Cartoonists -- Interviews  Search this
Inventors -- Interviews  Search this
Archives -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art and industry  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8071
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210242
AAA_collcode_nathemil2
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210242

Oral history interview with Richard McLanathan, 1994 August 31

Interviewee:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Forbes, Edward Waldo  Search this
McLanathan, Jane Fuller  Search this
Pope, Arthur Upham  Search this
Porter, Arthur Kingsley  Search this
Post, Chandler Rathfon  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Choate School  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Phillips Academy  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art historians -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12237
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216500
AAA_collcode_mclana94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216500
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Richard McLanathan papers, 1901-1995, bulk 1940s-1990s

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Subject:
Bulfinch, Charles  Search this
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Association of Museums  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Moving images
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6431
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215555
AAA_collcode_mclarich
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215555

Emily Nathan papers

Creator:
Nathan, Emily  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Lerner, Abram, first director and curator  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution -- Public relations.  Search this
Towle Mfg. Company -- Public relations  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
McLanathan, Richard B. K.  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Spyropoulous, Jannis, 1912-  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Photographer:
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
5 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
[ca. 1935-1985]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence and files relating to several art projects planned for the public relations programs of industries and museums, particularly Nathan's work with Towle Manufacturing and its gallery, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Archives of American Art.
1973 DONATION (1.0 ft.): Correspondence and project files for various clients. Of note are two photographs of Jasper Johns, and one each of Mark Rothko and Tony Smith, all taken by Hans Namuth, 1960.
ADDITION: Files relating to Nathan's work as public relations consultant for the silver company,Towle Manufacturing and its gallery, (ca.1951-ca.1957), include photographs of exhibits, silversmiths at work and Towle executives, as well as correspondence, writings, notes on silversmithing and its history, and newsletters. Files relating to Nathan's work at the Smithsonian Institution's museums and exhibitions, 1960's-ca. 1985, consist of subject files, clippings, catalogs, articles, press releases, newsletters, and reports. Publicity files also cover the opening of the National Portrait Gallery and its inaugural exhibition. Nathan's work for the Archives of American Art, from its first becoming a bureau of the Smithsonian in 1970, is documented through subject files, membership lists, reports to trustees and the director, newsletters, clippings, catalogs, budgets and statistics. Correspondence consists of letters to Georgia O'Keeffe regarding a pending oral history with the sculptors Dorothy Dehner and David Smith. The majority of the photographs are of personalities long associated with the Archives of American Art.
Letter from museum administrator and lecturer daniel Catton Rich expresses his pleasure at having met Jannis and Zoe Spyropoulous in Athens, Greece and describes the painting by Jannis that he purchased for the Worcester Art Museum.
Also found are interviews conducted by Nathan for Radio Smithsonian, including an interview of New York, N.Y. cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) conducted in 1970 (Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 39 min.; 33 p. transcript; an interview of art historian and writer Richard B. K. McLanathan , 1970; an interview of the Director of the Archives of American Art William E. Woolfenden conducted in 1970, an interview of Abram Lerner, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, and art collector Joseph Hirshhorn, 1969 (sound cassette); Also found is an interview of William Woolfenden by Nathan conducted May 6, 1983 upon his retirement as Director of the Archives of American Art.
Also found is a folder of material assembled by Nathan regarding Jose de Creeft's story, as told to Nathan, of his pet rooster, intended by Nathan to be submitted for publication under the title "Roosty Was My Friend." Included are an introduction by Nathan, providing biographical information on de Creeft; sample text for the story (2 pages) and an outline for the remainder (3 pages), 24 drawings by de Creeft illustrating the story; and a photograph of de Creeft with a wire sculpture of Roosty, 1957, taken by Budd studio.
Biographical / Historical:
Emily Nathan was a public relations consultant and journalist, had many contacts in the art world. De Creeft was a sculptor; born 1884 in Spain. He eventually settled in New York. He died in 1982.
Public relations consultant and journalist.
Provenance:
Donated 1973-1988 by Emily Nathan and in 2000 by the Emily Nathan estate, via Edgar S. Nathan, III, executor. The letter to Nathan from Daniel Catton Rich was donated by Rich, 1977.
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:
Public relations consultants  Search this
Topic:
Roosters -- Pictorial works  Search this
Roosters -- Anecdotes  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Cartoonists -- Interviews  Search this
Inventors -- Interviews  Search this
Archives -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art and industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.nathemil2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nathemil2

Oral history interview with Richard McLanathan

Interviewee:
McLanathan, Richard B. K.  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Choate School -- Students  Search this
Harvard University -- Students  Search this
Phillips Academy -- Students  Search this
Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969  Search this
McLanathan, Jane Fuller  Search this
Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969  Search this
Porter, Arthur Kingsley, 1883-1933  Search this
Post, Chandler Rathfon, 1881-1959  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (Sound recording: 3 wav files (1 hr., 52 min.), digital)
39 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1994 August 31
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Richard B.K. McLanathan, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Phippsburg, Maine, on August 31, 1994.
McLanathan speaks of his parents and his childhood in Methuen, Massachusetts and then Andover, Massachusetts; the frequent presence of formidable aunts and uncles who entertained Episcopal bishops; attendance at a "dame school" there, then at classes given by a retired teacher at Phillips Academy, Andover; the trauma of one year at Phillips Academy with its large classes and severe teachers; the effects his father's ruin in the financial crash of 1929 had on his family; attendance at Choate (graduated 1934) and Harvard College (graduated 1938) on scholarships; his several years teaching in Manhattan at a small private school and marriage (1942) to Jane Fuller, a prominent designer of knitwear; his disqualification from the military because of flat feet and his teaching in night schools as a form of alternative service; and his matriculation (1943) as a graduate student in fine arts at Harvard. McLanathan also recalls Chandler Post, Arthur Pope, Paul Sachs, Edward Forbes, and Arthur Kingsley Porter, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard B.K. McLanathan (1916-1998) was an art historian, administrator, and writer. McLanathan received a Ph.D from Harvard in 1951. Ass't Curator of Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1946-1948, and Secretary, 1949-1956; Director, Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 1957-1962; Curator of the Art Exhibit of the American National Exhibition, Moscow, Russia, 1959; New York State Council on the Arts,1960-1964; Director, American Association for Museums, 1976-1978; author of numerous publications on art.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 52 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Additional interview sessions are planned.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Massachusetts  Search this
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Authors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art historians -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.mclana94
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mclana94

Richard McLanathan papers, 1901-1995, bulk 1940s-1990s

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K  Search this
Subject:
Bulfinch, Charles 1763-1844  Search this
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art  Search this
New York State Council on the Arts  Search this
American Association of Museums  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Physical description:
29.8 linear ft
Type:
Sound recordings
Collection descriptions
Moving images
Place:
New York (State)
Massachusetts
Boston
Utica
Date:
1950
2000
1901-1995
bulk 1940s-1990s
Topic:
Authors  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Art consultatnts  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Local number:
aaa
AAA mclarich
Restrictions & Rights:
The collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment, and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_215555

Gilbert Stuart / Richard McLanathan

Author:
McLanathan, Richard B. K  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Stuart, Gilbert 1755-1828  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
Topic:
Portrait painters  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.S93 M16
N40.1.S93M16
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_295445

Segment on medieval art in New York from the Exploring art radio series

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Subject:
Cloisters (Museum)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1963 April 28
Topic:
Art, Medieval  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14788
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14788

Segment on Rembrandt and Rubens, from the Exploring art radio series

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Subject:
Rubens, Peter Paul  Search this
van Rijn, Rembrandt Harmenszoon  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1963 March 24
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14789
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14789

Segment on the nativity from the Exploring art radio series

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1962 December 23
Topic:
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14790
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14790

Segment on abstract expressionism from the Exploring art radio series

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1962 December 16
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14791
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Richard McLanathan papers, 1901-1995, bulk 1940s-1990s
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14791

Segment on El Greco: ancestor of expressionism, from the Exploring art radio series

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Subject:
Greco  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1963 April 21
Topic:
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14792
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Richard McLanathan papers, 1901-1995, bulk 1940s-1990s
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14792

Radio segment on the origins of Christmas

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1953 December 23
Topic:
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14793
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Richard McLanathan papers, 1901-1995, bulk 1940s-1990s
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14793

Richard McLanathan lecture on American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1952 May 6
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14794
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Richard McLanathan papers, 1901-1995, bulk 1940s-1990s
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14794

Richard McLanathan lecture on artist travelers at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1952 May 7
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14795
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14795

Richard McLanathan lecture on authors, critics, and patrons at the Museum of Fine Art, Boston

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
195-
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14796
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14796

Richard McLanathan lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1952 May 8
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14797
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14797

Richard McLanathan lecture on "The Russian people and Khrushchev"

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Russia
Date:
1959 October 8
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14798
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14798

"Moscow fair" discussion

Subject:
McLanathan, Richard B. K.  Search this
American National Exhibition (1959 : Moscow, Russia)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1959 January 8
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14799
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Richard McLanathan papers, 1901-1995, bulk 1940s-1990s
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14799

American marine paintings. [Prepared by Richard B.K. McLanathan]

Author:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
McLanathan, Richard B. K  Search this
Physical description:
[36] p. chiefly illus. 14 x 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1955
Topic:
Marine painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND1372 .B74
ND1372.B74
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_129927

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