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Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers, 1853-1977

Creator:
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Subject:
Colenbrander, H. T. (Herman Theodoor)  Search this
Heise, Carl Georg  Search this
Hofstede de Groot, C. (Cornelis)  Search this
Bode, Wilhelm von  Search this
Wills, Helen  Search this
Sarre, Maria  Search this
Mellon, Andrew W. (Andrew William)  Search this
McIlhenny, John  Search this
Ford, Edsel  Search this
Morgan, Anne Tracy  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Prints
Photographs
Diaries
Place:
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933
Citation:
Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers, 1853-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art museums -- United States  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Dutch  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art, Italian  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13492
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209035
AAA_collcode_valewilh
Theme:
Diaries
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209035
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Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956

Creator:
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Subject:
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Duveen Brothers  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  Search this
Citation:
Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Renaissance -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Italian -- Italy -- Venice  Search this
Painting, Renaissance  Search this
Sculpture, Renaissance  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Collectors  Search this
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8959
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211146
AAA_collcode_gardisab
Theme:
Diaries
Art Collectors
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211146

Oral history interview with Tony Vevers, 1998 July 9-August 25

Interviewee:
Vevers, Tony, 1926-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Milton  Search this
Blagden, Tom  Search this
Calcagno, Lawrence  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Halvorsen, Elspeth  Search this
Hartung, Hans  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Keller, Deane  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Lippold, Richard  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Pace, Stephen  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Vieira da Silva, 1908-  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Zallinger, Rudolph F.  Search this
City Center Gallery  Search this
Hans Hofmann School (New York, New York)  Search this
Operation Pied Piper  Search this
United States  Search this
Yale University  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Provincetown (Mass.)
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Tony Vevers, 1998 July 9-August 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, French -- 20th century  Search this
Art, Italian -- 20th century  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Italy  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown -- Interviews  Search this
Poverty  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12251
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216378
AAA_collcode_vevers98
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216378
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Identité italienne : l'art en Italie depuis 1959 : Giovanni Anselmo ... [et al.] / par Germano Celant

Author:
Celant, Germano  Search this
Anselmo, Giovanni 1934-  Search this
Centre Georges Pompidou  Search this
Galleria Fonte d'Abisso (Modena, Italy)  Search this
Musée national d'art moderne (France)  Search this
Incontri internazionali d'arte (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
647 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
1981
C1981
20th century
Topic:
Arts, Italian  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)--History  Search this
Call number:
NX552.A1 C4X
NX552.A1C4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_151705

Anni trenta

Physical description:
669 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
1983
1983, c1982
20th century
Topic:
Arts, Italian  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)--History  Search this
Call number:
NX552.A1 A615 1983
NX552.A1A615 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_310307

L'Italie aujourd'hui : Centre national d'art contemporain, Villa Arson ... Nice, 14 juin/14 octobre, 1985 / par Omar Calabrese, avec la collaboration de Lucia Corrain = Italia oggi : Centre national d'art contemporain, Villa Arson ... 14 giugno/14 ottobre 1985 / a cura di Omar Calabrese, con la collaborazione di Lucia Corrain

Title:
Italia oggi
Author:
Calabrese, Omar  Search this
Corrain, Lucia  Search this
Centre national d'art contemporain (Paris, France)  Search this
Subject:
Villa Arson (France)  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
1985
C1985
20th century
1945-
Topic:
Arts, Italian  Search this
Arts, Modern  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Call number:
NX552.A1 I84 1985X
NX552.A1I84 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_380325

Italian art, 1900-1945 / organized by Pontus Hulten and Germano Celant

Author:
Hultén, Pontus 1924-2006  Search this
Celant, Germano  Search this
Palazzo Grassi  Search this
Physical description:
772 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
1989
20th century
Topic:
Art, Italian  Search this
Arts, Italian  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)--History  Search this
Call number:
N6918.I755 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_409542

The Futurist imagination : word₊image in Italian futurist painting, drawing, collage, and free-word poetry : Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, April 13-June 26th, 1983 / exhibition organized and catalogue edited by Anne Coffin Hanson

Author:
Hanson, Anne Coffin  Search this
Yale University Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 118 p., 8 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
1983
[1983]
20th century
Topic:
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Arts, Italian  Search this
Arts, Modern  Search this
Call number:
NX552.A1 F88 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_643517

Gli Annitrenta : arte e cultura in Italia

Title:
Anni trenta
Anni 30
Author:
Milan (Italy) Ripartizione Cultura, turismo, spettacolo  Search this
Physical description:
658 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
1982
C1982
20th century
Topic:
Arts, Italian  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)--History  Search this
Call number:
NX552.A1 A56 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_656775

Arte italiana, 1960-1982

Author:
Hayward Gallery  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England)  Search this
Milan (Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
285 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
1982
C1982
20th century
Topic:
Arts, Italian  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)--History  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Call number:
NX552.A1 A73 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_656776

Una Generazione postmoderna : i nuovi-nuovi, la postarchitettura, la performance vestita / [a cura di] Renato Barilli, Fulvio Irace, Francesca Alinovi

Author:
Barilli, Renato  Search this
Irace, Fulvio  Search this
Alinovi, Francesca  Search this
Physical description:
146 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Nuovi-nuovi (Group of artists)  Search this
Postmodernism  Search this
Arts, Italian  Search this
Call number:
NX552.A1 G46 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657264

La fiorentina primaverile; prima esposizione nazionale dell'opera e del lavora d'arte nel Palazzo del Parco di San Gallo a Firenze. Catalogo delle opere esposte con cenni biografici e critici; Firenze 8 aprile-31 luglio 1921 [i.e. 1922

Author:
Società delle belle arti di Firenze  Search this
Physical description:
x, 241 p., [112] p. of plates. 19 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Florence
Date:
1922
Cover 1922]
Topic:
Art, Italian  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6921.F7 S6X
N6921.F7S6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_147347

Beyond nobility, art for the private citizen in the early Renaissance : Allentown Art Museum, September 28, 1980, through January 4, 1981 / Ellen Callmann

Author:
Callmann, Ellen  Search this
Allentown Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 126 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Art, Italian  Search this
Art, Early Renaissance  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N6915 .C28X
N6915.C28X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_138834

Civiltà del '700 a Napoli, 1734-1799 Napoli, dicembre 1979-ottobre 1980 : Napoli, Museo e Gallerie nazionali di Capodimonte (pittura, scultura, arti decorative) : Napoli, Palazzo Reale (pittura, arazzi) : Napoli, Museo Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes (cartografia, scenografia, apparati festivi) : Napoli, Museo nazionale di San Martino (presepi) : Napoli, Museo Duca di Martina (maioliche) : Caserta, Palazzo Reale (architettura)

Physical description:
2 volumes illustrations (some color) 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Italy
Naples
Italie
Naples (Italy)
Neapel
Naples (Italie)
Date:
1979
1980
18th century
18e siècle
17e siècle
Topic:
Art, Italian  Search this
Art italien  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Malerei  Search this
Kunst  Search this
Art--Catalogues d'exposition  Search this
Civilisation  Search this
Catalogues d'exposition  Search this
Call number:
N6921.N2 C58X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_135925

Oral history interview with Tony Vevers

Interviewee:
Vevers, Tony  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
City Center Gallery  Search this
Hans Hofmann School (New York, New York)  Search this
Operation Pied Piper  Search this
United States -- Montgomery G.I. Bill  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Yale University -- Students  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Blagden, Tom  Search this
Calcagno, Lawrence, 1913-  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Halvorsen, Elspeth  Search this
Hartung, Hans, 1904-1989  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Keller, Deane, 1901-1992  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Lippold, Richard, 1915-2002  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Pace, Stephen, 1918-2010  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Vieira da Silva, 1908-  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Zallinger, Rudolph F.  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (2 hr., 49 min.), analog)
58 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Provincetown (Mass.)
Date:
1998 July 9-August 25
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Tony Vevers, conducted on August 25, 1998, by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Vevers speaks of being sent by his parents to the United States in 1940; secondary schooling in Madison, Connecticut and at the Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut (1944); serving in the U.S. Army infantry in Europe, 1944-1946; attending Yale University on the GI Bill and graduating with a BA in painting and drawing, 1950; further art training in Florence, Italy and at the Hans Hofmann School, NYC (1950-1953); his marriage to Elspeth Halvorsen, fellow artist, 1953; his studies in Italy; the unexciting nature of contemporary Italian art; contemporary art in Paris, where Picasso impressed him but work of Hans Hartung and (Marie Elena) Vieira da Silva did not; studying with Hans Hofmann; working at the non-profit City Center Gallery, which was designed to give younger artists exposure through juried exhibitions; and living in poverty in NYC and Provincetown until 1963. Vevers also recalls Tom Blagden, Alfred Stieglitz, Deane Keller, Rudolph Zallinger, Claes Oldenburg, Stephen Pace, Lawrence Calcagno, Hans Hofmann, Milton Avery, Adolph Gottlieb, Jack Levine, Franz Kline, Louise Nevelson, Max Weber, Richard Lippold, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Tony Vevers (1926-2008) was a painter from Provincetown, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 49 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.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, French -- 20th century  Search this
Art, Italian -- 20th century  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Italy  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown -- Interviews  Search this
Poverty  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.vevers98
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9895b7c6b-c510-442a-b997-8973a7d9279f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vevers98
Online Media:

Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers

Creator:
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Names:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bode, Wilhelm von, 1845-1929  Search this
Colenbrander, H. T. (Herman Theodoor), 1871-1945  Search this
Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943  Search this
Heise, Carl Georg, 1890-1979  Search this
Hofstede de Groot, C. (Cornelis), 1863-1930  Search this
McIlhenny, John  Search this
Mellon, Andrew W. (Andrew William), 1855-1937  Search this
Morgan, Anne Tracy, 1873-1952  Search this
Sarre, Maria  Search this
Wills, Helen, 1905-1998  Search this
Extent:
6.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Prints
Photographs
Diaries
Place:
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933
Date:
1853-1977
Summary:
The papers of art historian and museum director Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner measure 6.9 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1977. Found within the collection are biographical materials, including information on the Lepsius and Valentiner families; correspondence with family, friends, art collectors, and art historians; seven diaries; additional writings and notes; printed materials; three clippings scrapbooks; artwork in the form of prints and woodcuts; and photographs of Valentiner and his family and friends, including two photograph albums.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and museum director Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner measure 6.9 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1977. Found within the collection are biographical materials, including information on the Lepsius and Valentiner families; correspondence with family, friends, art collectors, and art historians; seven diaries; additional writings and notes; printed materials; three clippings scrapbooks; artwork in the form of prints and woodcuts; and photographs of Valentiner and his family and friends, including two photograph albums.

Biographical materials include certificates, membership cards, a curriculum vitae, and genealogical information on the Valentiner and Lepsius families.

Correspondence includes letters in German from Valentiner's parents, siblings, extended family members, and his wife and daughter. General correspondence includes letters and cards in German and English from art historian mentors and peers, including Wilhelm von Bode, Cornelius Hofstede de Groot, Carl Heise, and Herman Colenbrander, as well as art collectors and friends, including John McIlhenny, Andrew Mellon, Edsel Ford, Maria Sarre, and Helen Wills Moody Roark.

Seven diaries dated 1910-1939 were written in German, some of which also contain sketches, photographs, and other enclosures. Additional writings and notes consist of autobiographical writings, numerous essays, lectures, and monographs on Italian and Dutch art and artists, and reports and lectures on exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Lecture seminar notes appear to have been written while Valentiner was a student in Germany, and materials related to Arbeitsrat für Kunst date from the period after Valentiner's military service when he served as a chairman to the newly formed Working Council for the Arts, prior to his return to America in 1921.

Printed material includes bulletins, exhibition catalogs, clippings, and three clippings scrapbooks, which document Valentiner's professional career in New York and Detroit.

Photographic materials are of Wilhelm Valentiner, his immediate and extended family members, and his friends. Photos of Valentiner are from his youth, military service in Germany, and his personal and professional career in the U.S. Photographs of friends include art scholars, collectors, and family friends, including Maria Sarre, Helen Wills Moody Rorke, and Anne Morgan, the daughter of Pierpoint Morgan. There are also a handful of reproductions of artwork used as scholarly references in his writings. The two photo albums focus on Valentiner's family and friends from his youth in Germany, and Valentiner with family members later in his life.

Artwork in the collection consists of prints from a page in a German book, a bookplate, and two woodcuts by unidentified artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1853-1976 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1860-1974 (3.4 linear feet; Box 1-4)

Series 3: Diaries, 1910-1939 (7 folders; Box 3)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1890-1970 (1.7 linear feet; Box 4-6, 9)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1915-1977 (0.2 linear feet; Box 6)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1908-1933 (0.4 linear feet; Box 6, 9)

Series 7: Photographic Materials, 1840-1970 (0.8 linear feet; Box 6-8)

Series 8: Artwork, 1890-1960 (3 folders; Box 8)
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian and museum director Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner (1880-1958) lived in New York City, N.Y., Detroit, Michigan, and Raleigh, North Carolina and was known for his leadership and collection development during his tenure at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Valentiner was born in Karlsruhe, Germany to Karl Wilhelm Valentiner, a professor of astronomy at Heidelberg University, and his wife, Anna Lepsius Valentiner. The youngest of four children, Valentiner attended the University of Leipzig and continued studies in art history at the University of Heidelberg, where he received his doctorate in 1905 under the mentorship of Henry Thode. His relationship with Thode and with fellow students Edwin Redslob and Hermann Voss would eventually lead to lifelong friendships with a network of European scholars and historians, including Wilhelm von Bode and Cornelius Hofstede de Groot.

Upon von Bode's recommendation to J.P. Morgan, then President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Valentiner joined the staff of the Metropolitan in 1908 as the curator for Decorative Arts. In 1913, he founded the journal Art in America, where he would remain as editor until 1931. At the onset of World War I, Valentiner returned to Germany to enlist and served until the war's end, at which point he spent a brief period working at the Kaiser Friedrich Museum and participated in the Arbeitsrat für Kunst, a new group that questioned the traditional relationship between artists and established art institutions. Though shortlived, his participation as a chairmen for the Working Council for the Arts introduced him to leading German artists and architects, including Walter Gropius, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Käthe Kollwitz, and Lyonel Feininger. At this time, he also met his future wife, Cecelia Odefay, who he married in 1919.

In 1921, Valentiner returned to the U.S. and was asked to serve as a collecting advisor to the Detroit Institute of Arts. In 1924, he was appointed the Institute's director, a position he held until his retirement in 1944. During his tenure, he oversaw the opening of a new wing, the first acquisition of pre-Columbian and African art, the strengthening of Chinese and Islamic art collections, significant acquisitions of European Modernists, and the development of the museum's education and conservation divisions.

In 1937, Valentiner founded the Art Quarterly journal for the College Art Association, which he edited until 1949. After his retirement from the Institute, Valentiner was called from retirement to serve as director for the Los Angeles County Museum and the Getty Museum in California, and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Valentiner died from complications of pneumonia in 1958.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Mary E. Adams letters from Wilhelm Valentiner and an oral history interview with Mary and Clinton Adams conducted by Paul Karlstrom, April 24, 1998. The North Carolina Museum of Art also holds papers of Wilhelm Valentiner, most of which are also available at the Archives on microfilm reels D31 and 2140-2144.
Separated Materials:
In 1981 and earlier, the Archives microfilmed the William R. Valentiner papers that were on deposit from the North Carolina Museum of Art onto reels D31 and 2140-2144. The papers were returned to the North Carolina Museum of Art, but the microfilm is still available for use at the Archives research centers and for interlibrary loan.

Reel D31 includes diary entries, 1914-1957, describing Valentiner's service in the German army, 1914-1918, with the War Information Office in Berlin, the overthrow of the monarchy and German politics, relations between Germany and Russia and communist activity in Germany, the administration of Berlin museums and radical artists' activities, his work with the L.A. County Museum, Detroit Institute of Fine Arts, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and private collectors, impressions of friends, including Henry Ford, Carl Hamilton, the Hohenzollerns, Franz Marc, Rainer Maria Rilke, Walter Rathenau, Helen Wills, Benjamin Altman, J. Pierpont Morgan, and recollections of women art collectors, including Mrs. August Belmont, Rita Lydig, and Mrs. Leonard Thomas. A very small portion of the filmed materials may be found among the Valentiner papers at the Archives, but most of the materials were returned to the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Loaned materials on reels 2140-2144 consist of 26 diaries, 1904-1958; autobiographical writings; manuscripts and lectures by Valentiner; correspondence with family, friends, authors, museums, galleries, and dealers, including Harry Bertoia, Charles Culver, Lyonel and Julia Feininger, Walter Gropius, Paul and Mary Weschler, and Morris Graves; and a scrapbook containing clippings, drafts of speeches, and invitations.
Provenance:
From 1972 to 1977, Valentiner's papers were gathered from various sources by historian Margaret Sterne who was researching and writing a biography of Valentiner. Sterne died just prior to publication and the papers were sorted by Archives' staff and returned to the lender when known. After publication of the biography, the bulk of the papers were returned to their respective lenders (primarily the University of North Carolina) and the remaining papers were sorted and accessioned by the Archives. Donors are listed as unknown or anonymous.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archvies' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art historians -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Museum directors -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Art museums -- United States  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Dutch  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art, Italian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Prints
Photographs
Diaries
Citation:
Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers, 1853-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.valewilh
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f81f812b-6e64-4abf-a0a7-8555efae3ac5
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-valewilh
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Isabella Stewart Gardner papers

Creator:
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Names:
Duveen Brothers  Search this
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Extent:
40 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1760-1956
Scope and Contents:
Letters, business records, diary, and photographs.
REEL 380-413: Primarily correspondence, mostly Gardner's own, but including family correspondence and Gardner Museum correspondence.
REELS 631-632: Personal papers of Gardner and some records of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum including dealers' files containing invoices, notes, cancelled checks, and letters; a record book, "Prices Paid for Paintings," 1917; a record book, "Prices Paid for Works of Art"; 118 installation photographs of the museum as arranged by Gardner, 1924; a diary kept in Egypt, 1874, with sketches; a diary kept in Shanghai and India, 1883-1884; "Directions for my funeral," 1912; and "Suggestions for Running a Museum," 1913.
REELS 696-698: Letters from Bernard Berenson to Gardner, 1887-1924. Letters contain references to literary topics, Berenson's impressions of Europe, various paintings and artists, advice to Gardner on the purchase of paintings and information on their sale.
REEL 846: Checklist of Gardner's letters to Bernard and Mary Berenson, 1894-1924; typescripts of personal and official correspondence (originals found on AAA microfilm reels 696-698), 1887-1924.
Biographical / Historical:
Isabella Stewart Gardner was an art patron, collector, and museum founder in Boston, Mass. Immediately after graduation from Harvard, Bernard Berenson was hired by Gardner to travel throughout Italy collecting Italian Renaissance art for her recreated Venetian palazzo in Boston. She established her palazzo as a museum of fine European art with stipulations that after her death none of the exhibited works was to be moved or rearranged, but left as she had designed during her lifetime.
Provenance:
Microfilm lent by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for duplicating, 1972-1975.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art patrons -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Renaissance -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Italian -- Italy -- Venice  Search this
Painting, Renaissance  Search this
Sculpture, Renaissance  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Identifier:
AAA.gardisab
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gardisab

Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 105, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1934
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:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.4: Museum Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref11759
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Feist, Dr. Hans

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 35, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938
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:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.3: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95f5d4e80-84b8-4bd3-892e-e44ab7f4d64d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref9695
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Work

Author:
Trento (Italy) Galleria civica di arte contemporanea  Search this
Subject:
Trento (Italy) Galleria civica di arte contemporanea  Search this
Physical description:
7 volume color illustrations 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Italy
Trento
Date:
2002
2008
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art, Italian  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1098299

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