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An open letter to the Kandyan chiefs by Anada K. Coomaraswamy

Author:
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K (Ananda Kentish) 1877-1947  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
14 pages 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sri Lanka
Kandy
Kandy (Sri Lanka)
Date:
1905
Topic:
Architecture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
722.9 .C7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1038665

Interviews conducted by Charles Hosmer relating to historic preservation, 1969-1976

Creator:
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932-  Search this
Subject:
Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden)  Search this
Alexander, Edward P. (Edward Porter)  Search this
Appleman, Roy Edgar  Search this
Booton, Joseph F.  Search this
Brown, Paul V.  Search this
Bryan, John Albury  Search this
Bullock, Helen Claire Duprey  Search this
Bullock, Orin M.  Search this
Burton, E. Milby  Search this
Cooley, Janet R.  Search this
Covell, William King  Search this
Cox, Elbert  Search this
Downing, Antoinette Forrester  Search this
Drury, Newton Bishop  Search this
Edwards, Emily  Search this
Evison, Herbert  Search this
Fauber, J. Everette  Search this
Ferguson, Finlay  Search this
Fontaine, Jules, Mrs  Search this
Ford, O'Neil  Search this
Grigg, Milton L. (Milton LaTour)  Search this
Harral, Mary  Search this
Harris, Ethel Wilson  Search this
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham  Search this
Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark)  Search this
Kahler, Herbert E.  Search this
Kane, Harnett Thomas  Search this
Koch, Richard, 1889-1971  Search this
Lawwill, Richard  Search this
Lee, Ronald F.  Search this
Lewis, Ralph  Search this
Lord, Clifford Lee  Search this
Macomber, Walter M.  Search this
Morris, Miriam Hubbard  Search this
Morrison, James J.  Search this
Neasham, V. Aubrey (Vernon Aubrey)  Search this
Palmer, George A.  Search this
Peterson, Erling  Search this
Pitkin, Thomas M.  Search this
Porter, Charles Wesley  Search this
Primm, Philip T.  Search this
Rath, Frederick L.  Search this
Ray, Jerome V.  Search this
Robinson, Martha Gilmore  Search this
Simons, Albert  Search this
Trudell, Clyde Francis  Search this
Van Ravenswaay, Charles  Search this
Warren, Katherine Urquhart  Search this
Watkins, C. Malcolm  Search this
Watson, Elsa  Search this
Webb, Walter P., Mrs  Search this
Weig, Melvin J.  Search this
Wells, George, Mrs  Search this
Whitelaw, Robert N. S.  Search this
Wilson, Samuel  Search this
Woodward, Arthur  Search this
Topic:
Historic buildings -- United States -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Architecture -- United States -- United States -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10606
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214082
AAA_collcode_hosmchar
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214082

Interviews conducted by Charles Hosmer relating to historic preservation

Creator:
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932-  Search this
Names:
Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987  Search this
Alexander, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1907-2003  Search this
Appleman, Roy Edgar  Search this
Booton, Joseph F.  Search this
Brown, Paul V.  Search this
Bryan, John Albury, 1890-  Search this
Bullock, Helen Claire Duprey, 1905-  Search this
Bullock, Orin M.  Search this
Burton, E. Milby  Search this
Cooley, Janet R.  Search this
Covell, William King  Search this
Cox, Elbert  Search this
Downing, Antoinette Forrester  Search this
Drury, Newton Bishop, b. 1889  Search this
Edwards, Emily  Search this
Evison, Herbert  Search this
Fauber, J. Everette  Search this
Ferguson, Finlay  Search this
Fontaine, Jules, Mrs  Search this
Ford, O'Neil, 1905-  Search this
Grigg, Milton L. (Milton LaTour), 1905-1982  Search this
Harral, Mary  Search this
Harris, Ethel Wilson  Search this
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932-  Search this
Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark), 1908-1990  Search this
Kahler, Herbert E.  Search this
Kane, Harnett Thomas, 1910-  Search this
Koch, Richard, 1889-1971  Search this
Lawwill, Richard  Search this
Lee, Ronald F.  Search this
Lewis, Ralph  Search this
Lord, Clifford Lee, 1912-  Search this
Macomber, Walter M.  Search this
Morris, Miriam Hubbard, 1891-1982  Search this
Morrison, James J.  Search this
Neasham, V. Aubrey (Vernon Aubrey), 1908-  Search this
Palmer, George A.  Search this
Peterson, Erling  Search this
Pitkin, Thomas M.  Search this
Porter, Charles Wesley, 1904-  Search this
Primm, Philip T.  Search this
Rath, Frederick L.  Search this
Ray, Jerome V.  Search this
Robinson, Martha Gilmore, b. 1888  Search this
Simons, Albert, 1890-  Search this
Trudell, Clyde Francis  Search this
Van Ravenswaay, Charles  Search this
Warren, Katherine Urquhart  Search this
Watkins, C. Malcolm, 1911-  Search this
Watson, Elsa  Search this
Webb, Walter P., Mrs  Search this
Weig, Melvin J.  Search this
Wells, George, Mrs  Search this
Whitelaw, Robert N. S., 1905-  Search this
Wilson, Samuel  Search this
Woodward, Arthur, 1898-1986  Search this
Extent:
56 Items (interviews (1,712 p. transcribed))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1976
Scope and Contents:
Interviews conducted by Charles B. Hosmer with 54 persons involved in American historic preservation (used in preparation for his book Preservation Comes of Age) and restoration in the United States. Among the topics discussed are the development of the National Park Service, Williamsburg, National Trust, and projects in California, Charleston, S.C., Illinois, Missouri, New Orleans, La., Newport, R. I., New York State, San Antonio, Tex., and Wisconsin. A 98 p. index to the transcripts is included.
Interviewees are: Horace M. Albright, Edward P. Alexander, Roy Appleman, Joseph Booton, Paul V. Brown, John Albury Bryan, Helen D. Bullock, Orin M. Bullock, E. Milby Burton, Janet R. Cooley, William King Covell, Elbert Cox, Antoinette Downing, Newton B. Drury, Emily Edwards, Herbert Evison, J. Everette Fauber, Finlay Ferguson, Mrs. Jules Fontaine, O'Neill Ford, Milton Grigg, Mary Harral, Ethel Wilson Harris, Louis C. Jones, Herbert E. Kahler, Harnett Kane, Richard Koch, Richard Lawwill, Ronald F. Lee, Ralph Lewis, Clifford Lord, Walter M. Macomber, Mrs. George Maurice Morris, James J. Morrison, Vernon Aubrey Neasham, George A. Palmer, Erling Pederson, Thomas Pitkin, Charles Porter, Philip T. Primm, Frederick L. Rath, Jerome V. Ray, Martha Robinson, Albert Simons, Clyde F. Trudell, Charles Van Ravenswaay, Mrs. George Henry Warren (Katherine Urquhart Warren), Malcolm Watkins, Elsa Watson, Mrs. Walter P. Webb, Melvin J. Weig, Mrs. George Wells, Robert N. S. Whitelaw, Samuel Wilson, and Arthur Woodward.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles B. Hosmer (1932- 1993) was an historian and writer in Principia College, Illinois.
Related Materials:
Charles Hosmer papers also located at the University of Maryland, Special Collections. The collection may include original recordings for some of the interviewees, as well as many additional oral history interviews conducted by Hosmer for his book Preservation Comes of Age as well as interviews conducted for a separate historic preservation project funded by the Eastern National Park and Monument Association.
Provenance:
Donated 1975-1978 by Charles B. Hosmer.
Restrictions:
Brown, Cooley, Ferguson, Lawwill, Lewis, Morrison and Palmer are: ACCESS RESTRICTED: written permission required.
Topic:
Historic buildings -- United States -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Architecture -- United States -- United States -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hosmchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hosmchar

W.G. Constable papers

Creator:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976  Search this
Correspondent:
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section  Search this
Art Gallery of Toronto  Search this
Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone). Office of Military Government  Search this
National Gallery of Canada  Search this
Watts Gallery  Search this
Brandt, Mortimer  Search this
Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984  Search this
Gluck, Helen  Search this
Hencken, Hugh O'Neill  Search this
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961  Search this
Links, J. G.  Search this
Perry, Ralph  Search this
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Vasalle, Rudolph  Search this
Names:
American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas  Search this
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc.  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
United States. Internal Revenue Service  Search this
Canaletto, 1697-1768  Search this
Extent:
25.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955)
Date:
1905-1983
bulk 1920-1976
Summary:
The papers of art historian and museum curator W.G. (William George) Constable measure 25.7 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1981, with the bulk of the material from 1920 to 1976. The papers include biographical material; professional and personal correspondence; extensive lectures, writings, and notes; exhibition and book research files; printed materials; and photographs, glass plate negatives, and slides. There is substantive correspondence related to Constable's participation in the American Defense Harvard Group and about the formation of the Roberts Commission, including correspondence with Ralph Perry, Hugh Hencken, Paul Sachs and George L. Stout. There are numerous official reports prepared by Constable after World War II for the U. S. Office of Military Government for Germany.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and museum curator W.G. (William George) Constable measure 25.7 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1981, with the bulk of the material from 1920 to 1976. The papers include biographical material; professional and personal correspondence; extensive lectures, writings, and notes; exhibition and book research files; printed materials; and photographs, glass plate negatives, and slides. There is substantive correspondence related to Constable's participation in the American Defense Harvard Group and about the formation of the Roberts Commission, including correspondence with Ralph Perry, Hugh Hencken, Paul Sachs and George L. Stout. There are numerous official reports prepared by Constable after World War II for the U. S. Office of Military Government for Germany.

Biographical material includes W.G. Constable's curriculum vitae; club memberships; personal, educational, and military records; three memorial essays and obituaries; five address books; appointment books dating from 1930-1968; and financial records related to personal business travels.

Correspondence is mostly professional and arranged into General, Committee, Condolences, and J.G. Links. General correspondence is with friends, business associates, auction houses, galleries, and museums. The letters cover a wide variety of professional work, such as research projects, letters of inquiry and recommendation, and work done for Christie's and the Internal Revenue Service. Correspondents include Mortimer Brandt, Helen Frick, Helen Gluck, William Ivins, Duncan Phillips, Paul Sachs, and Rudolph Vasalle, among many others.

Committee related correspondence includes letters, memoranda, and reports related to ongoing committee objectives, projects, and routine activities. There is correspondence related to Constable's advisory work with the Art Gallery of Toronto, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Watts Gallery, among other projects. Condolences consists of letters and cards received by Constable's wife, Olivia, after Constable's death. Correspondence with J.G. Links is primarily about the second edition revision of Constable's book Canaletto.

There are over 170 drafts of Constable's notes and outlines for lectures. Topics range from 13th-20th century European and American art to museum conservation, ethics, art education, and art collecting. The series also includes lecture notes from organized touring trips to Canada, Northern Europe, Scandanavia, and Poland.

Writings consist of Constable's published and unpublished articles, articles submitted for the Encyclopedia of World Art, essays, notes, exhibition catalogs, translations, and drafts and research material related to Art Collecting in the United States, Art History and Connoisseurship, and The Painter's Workshop.

Files specifically documenting Constable's advisory role in the World War II American Defense Harvard Group drafting and organizing lists of men with curatorial, museum conservation, or library/archives backgrounds to aid in the protection European most valued cultural artifacts, artwork, and architecture. There are letters documenting the formation of the Harvard Group and its goals and objections. The files also include many of the original lists that were forwarded to the Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in Europe, also known as the Roberts Commission, eventually leading to the formation of the U.S. Army's Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives division. The series also includes the Harvard Group's manual Safeguarding and Conserving Cultural Materials in the Field, committee minutes, and clippings related to their work. Correspondents include Ralph Perry, Paul Sachs, George L. Stout, and Hugh Hencken.

Constable's work after the war for the U.S. Office of Military Government for Germany is documented through numerous reports, memoranda, letters, and other official documents from the U. S. Army to Constable about surveying the state of German and Italian art institutions after World War II. The series also includes Constable's notebook "Visits in Germany" (1949), and a copy of his report Art and Reorientation: Status and Future of Museums and the Teaching of Art in Western Germany.

Exhibition files contain correspondence, notes, lists, research material, and reports related to exhibitions that Constable organized prior to his employment by and after his retirement from the Boston Museum of Art.

Research files contain materials relevant to Constable's interests and include notes, lists, correspondence, and printed and photographic reference material. These subject areas cover artists, including extensive files on Canaletto and other vedute painters, museum conservation, museums and galleries, private and public art collections, and schools of art.

Printed materials include clippings, programs, book excerpts and other miscellaneous printed materials.

Photographic materials include prints of Constable with friends and family, as well as prints, glass negatives and slides of artwork. There are also prints of the Fogg Art Museum's interiors and exterior and interior shots of Tennessee Valley Authority dam projects.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1905-1983 (1.2 linear feet; Box 1-2, OV 28)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1906-1981 (6.2 linear feet; Box 2-8, OV 28-29)

Series 3: Lectures, 1909-1963 (4.6 linear feet; Box 8-12)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1910-1974 (2 linear feet; Box 13-14)

Series 5: American Defense Harvard Group, 1942-1946 (0.6 linear feet; Box 15)

Series 6: Office of Military Government for Germany, 1947-1952 (0.3 linear feet; Box 15)

Series 7: Exhibition Files, 1930-1969 (1 linear foot; Box 15-16, OV 29)

Series 8: Research Files, 1922-1976 (7.5 linear feet; Box 16-24, OV 28-29)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1921-1977 (0.5 linear feet; Box 24)

Series 10: Photographic Materials, circa 1940-1960 (1.4 linear feet; Box 24-27, OV 28-29)
Biographical / Historical:
W. G. (William George) Constable (1887-1976) was a museum curator and art historian who worked in England and Boston.

Born in Derby, England, Constable studied for the bar at Cambridge University, but was encouraged to pursue art over law by the Lord Chancellor who told him that law would be too strenuous after a two year convalescence from gassing during World War I. For three years, he studied at the Slade School and the Bartlett School of Architecture. In 1923, he joined the National Gallery of London where he became the Assistant Director in 1929. In 1930, he accepted the first Director's position at the newly formed Courtauld Institute, where he worked to develop one of the first programs on art history. In 1938, Constable became Curator of Paintings at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and worked there until his retirement in 1957.

Throughout his career as an arts administrator, Constable remained an accomplished lecturer and held appointments as the Slade Professor of Art at Cambridge (1933-1936), Ryerson Lecturer at Yale University (1940), and the Lowell Lecturer at the Lowell Insitute (1958). As a researcher and art historian, he published a steady stream of essays on European and American art connoisseurship, and authored over ten scholarly books, including The Painter's Workshop (1953), Richard Wilson (1953), and Canaletto (1962), the definitive work on the Venetian master.

Constable was a trusted arts advisor and, in this capacity, worked for the Wadsworth Atheneum from 1943-1945. He also worked closely with Lord Beaverbrook to establish the National Gallery of Canada and later consulted for Sotheby's and the U. S. Internal Revenue Service.

In the years leading to World War II, Constable served as an advisor to the American Defense Harvard Group and was later appointed to the Commission for the Protection of Artistic and Historic Monuments in Europe (the Roberts Commission) by President Roosevelt. The Roberts Commission was responsible for the establishment of the U. S. Army's Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section. After the war, Constable served the U.S. government as a member of a commission responsible for the recovery of looted art work and the evaluation of the state of the arts in Germany and Italy.

After his retirement from the Boston Museum, Constable continued to research and write, and also served as president of the International Institute of Conservation (1958-1960) and the Renaissance Society of America (1959-1961). From 1957 to 1966, he worked on behalf of Christie's auction house, where he met with prospective clients and provided preliminary valuations of private art works and collections.

On February 4, 1976, Constable died in Cambridge, Massachusetts from natural causes.
Related Materials:
The Archives also holds additional materials related to W.G. Constable, including an oral history interview with Constable conducted by Robert Brown in 1972-1973, and a photograph and clipping of Constable donated by Eleanor Barton in 1982.

Additional W.G. Constable papers are located at archival materials are also located at St. Johns College in Cambridge,England; the Warburg Institute in London, England; the National Gallery in London, England; and the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning in London, England. Photographs of works art collected by Constable are found at the British Studies Center at Yale University. Records relating to his tenure at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston are housed there.
Provenance:
The papers of W.G. Constable were donated in multiple gifts from 1978 to 1979 and in 1987 to 1988 by his son Giles Constable. Additional material regarding Constable's research on Canaletto was donated by researcher J.G. Links in 1985.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Rights:
The W.G. Constable 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.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Art historians -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art historians -- England  Search this
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Germany  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Italy  Search this
Museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Cultural property -- Conservation and restoration -- Germany  Search this
Cultural property -- Conservation and restoration -- Italy  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum curators -- England  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
W.G. Constable papers, 1905-1983, bulk 1920-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.conswmgp
See more items in:
W.G. Constable papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-conswmgp
Online Media:

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes una recuperación y modernizacion impostergable = National Museum of Fine Arts : an urgent process of restoration and modernization Fundcación de Bellas Artes

Title:
Recuperación y modernizacion impostergable
Urgent process of restoration and modernization
Author:
Fundación de Bellas Artes (Chile)  Search this
Physical description:
20 pages illustrations (some color) 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Chile
Santiago
Date:
1990
1996
Topic:
Art museum architecture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
N910.S35 A2 1990z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1016413

Stephen Stempler papers relating to Arshile Gorky murals, 1977

Creator:
Stempler, Stephen  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.J.)  Search this
Place:
Newark Airport
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey -- Newark  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10281
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213465
AAA_collcode_stemstep
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213465

Stephen Stempler papers relating to Arshile Gorky murals

Creator:
Stempler, Stephen  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.J.)  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Extent:
5 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Newark Airport
Date:
1977
Scope and Contents:
Three photographs and two clippings about Stempler's discovery in 1972 of two mural panels by Gorky at the Newark, New Jersey Airport, executed while Gorky worked for the W.P.A. Federal Art Project in 1937. [Microfilm title: Arshile Gorky papers]
Biographical / Historical:
Stempler was an employee of the Port Authority of New York. He had known of the existence of the murals from Saul Wenegrat of the Port Authority's Architectural Services, and discovered them while surveying the art deco architectural details of the building.
Other Title:
Arshile Gorky papers (microfilm title)
Provenance:
Donated by Stephen Stempler, 1977.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey -- Newark  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.stemstep
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stemstep

Clarence Ward papers, 1943-1949

Creator:
Ward, Clarence, 1884-  Search this
Topic:
Church architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Ohio  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6953
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209082
AAA_collcode_wardclar
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209082

Thomas Mott Shaw papers, 1895-1967

Creator:
Shaw, Thomas Mott, 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
Shaw, George Russell  Search this
Quinan, Henry B. (Henry Brewerton)  Search this
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
Place:
Williamsburg (Va.) -- Architecture
Topic:
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- United States  Search this
Architecture, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7342
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209495
AAA_collcode_shawthom
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209495

Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960

Creator:
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Topic:
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Public art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8034
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210204
AAA_collcode_muniartn
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210204
Online Media:

Victor Hugo Proetz papers, [ca. 1930]-1965

Creator:
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966  Search this
Subject:
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- Designs and plans  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.) -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8953
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211140
AAA_collcode_proevict
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211140

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

Restoration blueprints of Fifth Meeting House in Lancaster, Mass, 1912

Creator:
Bigelow and Wadsworth (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Bulfinch, Charles  Search this
Wadsworth, Philip  Search this
Bigelow, Henry Forbes  Search this
Topic:
Church architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Church buildings -- Conservation and resotoration -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Architecture -- Designs and plans -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Architectural partnership -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Architecture, American -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Church architecture -- Designs and plans -- Massachusetts -- Lancaster  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8450
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210625
AAA_collcode_bigeand
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210625

Website Records

Topic:
Haiti Cultural Recovery Project (Website)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Place:
Haiti
Date:
2013
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the "Haiti Cultural Recovery Project" website, crawled April 3, 2013. The Haiti Cultural Recovery Project, organized by the Smithsonian Institution, works to rescue, recover, safeguard, and help restore Haitian artwork, artifacts, documents, media, and architectural features damaged and endangered by the January 12, 2010 earthquake and its aftermath. The website documents the Project and the work it is doing. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Earthquake relief  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-189, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-189
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-189

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

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Conservation Analytical Laboratory  Search this
Extent:
15.5 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Architectural drawings
Manuscripts
Date:
1963-1983
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the Conservation Analytical Laboratory's (CAL) work with Smithsonian Institution curators and collections during the tenures of John H. Olin, Robert M. Organ, Jacqueline S. Olin, and Eleanor McMillan. They also document the Laboratory's extensive training programs and its wide contacts with other museums, both in the United States and abroad.
Restrictions:
Box 13 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Preservation of materials  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Training  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 576, Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 576
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Place:
Haiti
Date:
2010-2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project that works to rescue, recover, safeguard and help restore Haitian artwork, artifacts, documents, media and architectural features damaged and endangered by the January 12, 2010, earthquake and its aftermath. The project was established by Richard Kurin, Under Secretary of History, Art and Culture, and managed by the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, beginning in 2012, to protect cultural heritage threatened or impacted by disasters and to help United States and international communities preserve their identities and history. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; contracts, agreements, and memorandums of understanding; budget summaries; proposals; meeting agendas; reports; gift information; and brochures.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2030; Transferring office; 4/12/2019 memorandum, Johnstone to Carroll; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Cultural property  Search this
Disasters  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-141, Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 19-141
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Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Thomas Mott Shaw papers

Creator:
Shaw, Thomas Mott, 1878-1965  Search this
Names:
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
Quinan, Henry B. (Henry Brewerton), b. 1876  Search this
Shaw, George Russell, b. 1848  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Williamsburg (Va.) -- Architecture
Date:
1895-1967
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information; writings by Shaw; sketches; etchings; silhouette portraits; photographs; and printed material.
Reel 3989: Biographical account; architect certification documents from 8 states; family correspondence; 5 poems by Shaw, 2 of which are illustrated; notes on Shaw's genealogy; miscellaneous notes; 24 geometrical sketches for school, 55 drawings, and 14 watercolors by Shaw; an etching of Shaw's first wife, Caroline Quinan; an etching by Henry B. Quinan; 2 silhouette portraits of Shaw and an unidentified man; clippings regarding Shaw's work in Williamsburg and at Brown University; brochures and programs; reproductions of art works; course descriptions and assignments from L'Ecole des Beaux Arts; and photographs of Shaw, his family, friends, colleagues, and buildings.
Reel 949: Two sketches, one by Shaw and one by his father George Russell Shaw; 14 photocopies of Shaw's acceptances to Music Houseparties; photographs of Shaw, his family, and houses designed by him.
Biographical / Historical:
Architect; Concord, Mass. Was active in architectural restoration and helped in restoration efforts of buildings in Williamsburg, Va.
Provenance:
Lent and donated 1975 by Sarah Quinan Shaw Johnson, Shaw's daughter by his first wife.
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 -- Concord  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- United States  Search this
Architecture, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.shawthom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shawthom

Municipal Art Society of New York records

Creator:
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1901-1960
Summary:
The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York, based out of New York City and established in 1893, measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. The records include minutes from the annual and directors meetings, which incorporate reports, directors' files, committee files, and printed material. Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board that detail the organization's Permanent Fund are also present.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. Minutes from annual and directors meetings, printed materials, and financial reports document the Municipal Art Society of New York's involvement in urban planning, city beautification, funding art for public spaces, and generally improving the quality of life in New York City.

Bound minute books from the annual and directors meetings incorporate annual reports, committee reports, membership lists, and by-laws, as well as some correspondence with business colleagues and fellow arts organizations. Printed materials are also integrated into the minute books and often relate to the content of the adjacent administrative files and include exhibition announcements and catalogs, event invitations, meeting announcements, bulletins, newsletters, magazine and newspaper clippings, and membership solicitation materials.

Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board detail the Permanent Fund and the organization's accounts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Annual and Directors Meetings Minutes, 1901-1960 (3.2 linear feet; Box 1-8)

Series 2: Permanent Fund Financial Records, 1913-1949 (1 folder; Box 8)
Biographical / Historical:
The Municipal Art Society of New York is a private organization that was founded in 1893 to beautify New York City streets, parks, and public places in ways both practical and artistic through projects supported by member dues. The society regularly held competitions for artists to create murals and sculptures to decorate public buildings, and exhibited artists' public works. Members of the society spearheaded efforts to preserve, improve, and maintain public buildings, monuments, and parks; create and maintain street signage and fixtures; regulate zoning; plan thoroughfares; and advocate for public housing. Interests of the society also included establishing a housing authority, slum clearance, and post-World War II planning. The Municipal Art Society of New York continues to influence urban planning and historic preservation into the 21st century, and is known for their architectural tours of New York CIty.
Provenance:
Donated 1968 by Municipal Art Society of New York.
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.
Rights:
The Municipal Art Society of New York records 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:
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Public art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Citation:
Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.muniartn
See more items in:
Municipal Art Society of New York records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-muniartn
Online Media:

Victor Hugo Proetz papers

Creator:
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966  Search this
Names:
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) -- Designs and plans  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
5 Items (rolled docs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1930]-1965
Scope and Contents:
Notebooks, card file, architectural plans, elevations, details, drawings, and designs for chairs, desks, cabinets, picture frames, etc. relating to Proetz's renovation of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Many of the designs and records pre-dating the renovation were evidently used by Proetz in the renovation.
Included are 7 notebooks, 1948-1955, recording work; ca. 280 photocopies of designs for furniture, fireplaces, lamps, and other accessories; a card file of American architects; and a file of drawings, notes, and photographs relating to work done for the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; drawings, ca. 1930-1960, including: architectural plans for the renovation; elevations, details, electrical layouts, and proposed furniture for the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hexter, and Joshua S. Cospen; and alterations and additions to the home of George D. Widener.
Biographical / Historical:
Architect, interior designer; New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C. Proetz was a close friend and associate of the Charles Nagel, the first director of the National Portrait Gallery.
Provenance:
Transferred from the National Portrait Gallery 1977-1979.
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:
Interior decorators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Architects -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- Designs and plans  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.) -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.proevict
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-proevict

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