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Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 108, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1956
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 / 1.4: Museum Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9631cd742-cf63-49b6-ae5d-9dea7715e9eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref11782
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Library

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 108, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1974
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 / 1.4: Museum Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93473f21b-4458-48e9-be20-320bb0307095
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ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref11785
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Moreau-Monticelli Exhibition at Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 429, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960
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 12: Germain Seligman's Personal Papers / 12.2: Private Art Collection / Collection Reference Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96a37dc25-59ed-4358-8d05-e220045e4921
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref16936

Busch-Reisinger Museum [Folder]

Additional name:
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Cambridge (Mass.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_99025

Hedy Backlin-Landman papers, 1961-1977

Creator:
Backlin-Landman, Hedy  Search this
Subject:
Busch-Reisinger Museum  Search this
Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration  Search this
Citation:
Hedy Backlin-Landman papers, 1961-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women authors  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8424
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210598
AAA_collcode_backhedy
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210598

Walter and Ise Gropius slides, 1940-1968

Creator:
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Gropius, Ise, 1897-1983  Search this
Subject:
Gropius, Ise  Search this
Citation:
Walter and Ise Gropius slides, 1940-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9001
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211190
AAA_collcode_gropwals
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211190

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Lewis W. Rubenstein papers, 1923-1993

Creator:
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003  Search this
Subject:
Curry, John Steuart  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Catlin, Stanton L. (Stanton Loomis)  Search this
Busch-Reisinger Museum  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Lewis W. Rubenstein papers, 1923-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6375
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215300
AAA_collcode_rubelewi
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215300

H. Francis Kortheuer collection of Lyonel Feininger letters, sketches, and clippings, 1887-1944

Creator:
Kortheuer, H. Francis  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Citation:
H. Francis Kortheuer collection of Lyonel Feininger letters, sketches, and clippings, 1887-1944. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Graphic arts -- Germany  Search this
Graphic arts -- United States  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Germany  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13644
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)272835
AAA_collcode_korth
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_272835

Fred Werner collection of Lyonel Feininger sketches, 1889-1890

Creator:
Werner, Fred  Search this
Subject:
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Citation:
Fred Werner collection of Lyonel Feininger sketches, 1889-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Graphic arts -- Germany  Search this
Graphic arts -- United States  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Germany  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13645
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)272837
AAA_collcode_wernfred
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_272837

Gabriella De Ferrari papers, 1931-2011, bulk 1975-2011

Creator:
De Ferrari, Gabriella, 1941-  Search this
New School University  Search this
Subject:
Katz, Ada  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Gund, Agnes  Search this
Gray, Francine du Plessix  Search this
Cuno, James B.  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Brenson, Michael  Search this
Sischy, Ingrid  Search this
Segal, Martin  Search this
Seator, Glen  Search this
LeWitt, Carol  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Pan-American Society of New England  Search this
Wadsworth Atheneum  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Busch-Reisinger Museum  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Illustrated letters
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Gabriella De Ferrari papers, 1931-2011, bulk 1975-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women art historians  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16023
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)306634
AAA_collcode_defemari
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_306634
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Sketchbook: Sketches around Cambridge and Boston

Creator:
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003  Search this
Subject:
Busch-Reisinger Museum  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
Boston, Mass.
Cambridge, Mass.
Date:
1936-1937
Citation:
Lewis W. (Lewis William) Rubenstein. Sketchbook: Sketches around Cambridge and Boston, 1936-1937. Lewis W. Rubenstein papers, 1923-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Labor  Search this
Murals  Search this
Sketching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8066
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8066

Detail of fresco in Busch-Reisinger Museum

Subject:
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William)  Search this
Busch-Reisinger Museum  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1930
Citation:
Detail of fresco in Busch-Reisinger Museum, ca. 1930. Lewis W. Rubenstein papers, 1923-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Frescoes  Search this
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8080
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Lewis W. Rubenstein papers, 1923-1993
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8080

Detail of fresco in Busch-Reisinger Museum

Subject:
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William)  Search this
Busch-Reisinger Museum  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1930
Citation:
Detail of fresco in Busch-Reisinger Museum, ca. 1930. Lewis W. Rubenstein papers, 1923-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Frescoes  Search this
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8081
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Lewis W. Rubenstein papers, 1923-1993
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8081

Oral history interview with Lewis W. and Erica Beckh Rubenstein, 1993 February 23

Interviewee:
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Polcari, Stephen  Search this
Subject:
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, 1914-2014  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh  Search this
Vassar College  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lewis W. and Erica Beckh Rubenstein, 1993 February 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12718
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215330
AAA_collcode_rubens93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215330
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Newspaper Clippings, Frank Duveneck

Collection Creator:
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900-1972
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:
Frank Duveneck and Elizabeth Boott Duveneck papers, 1851-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frank Duveneck and Elizabeth Boott Duveneck papers / Series 3: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw984cb682d-8ad5-473a-aa5b-eb673981a779
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-duvefran-ref30
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Critiques by Busch-Reisinger Museum Course Students

Collection Creator:
Rathbone, Perry Townsend, 1911-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 65
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955
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:
Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Perry Townsend Rathbone papers / Series 4: Professional Files / Boston Museum of Fine Arts Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a8462ca0-21e0-4b44-9a7e-655913fadc45
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rathperr-ref242

Reginald R. Isaacs papers

Creator:
Isaacs, Reginald R., 1911-  Search this
Names:
Bauhaus  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Extent:
22.54 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Exhibition catalogs
Writings
Photographs
Date:
circa 1842-1991
bulk 1928-1991
Summary:
The papers of Reginald R. Isaacs measure 22.54 linear feet and date from 1842 to 1991, with the bulk of the material from 1928 to 1991. The collection includes Isaacs's personal and professional papers, as well as extensive research material he collected and created for his two-volume biography, Walter Gropius: The Man and His Work.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of of architect, instructor, writer, and city planner Reginald R. Isaacs (1911-1986) measure 22.54 linear feet and date from 1842 to 1991 with the bulk of the material dating from 1883 to 1985. The collection includes Isaacs's personal and professional papers, as well as extensive research material he collected and created for his two volume two-volume biography of Bauhaus architect, Walter Gropius: Walter Gropius: The Man and His Work. The bulk of Walter Gropius' papers are housed at the Busch Reisinger Museum at Harvard University, and the Bauhaus Archiv in Germany.

Series 1 to 12 contain contain biographical, legal, and financial material; personal and professional correspondence; project and subject files; writings and publications; teaching files; works of art; scrapbooks; printed material; and photographs relating to Isaacs' personal and professional career.

Series 13 forms the bulk of the collection and pertains specifically to the writing and publication of Isaacs' biography of Gropius. It contains research material, correspondence (much of it with Gropius), drafts of the manuscript, publication correspondence, photographs and illustrations, and printed material. Some of the research material, including some of the photographs and illustrations that were used in the biography, appear to have been original documents of Walter Gropius, while large portions of the material are photocopies of the originals, many of them in German.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into fourteen series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1935-1986, undated (Boxes 1, 22; 8 folders)

Series 2: Legal Material, 1976-1984, undated (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 3: Financial Material, 1945-1969 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 4: Correspondence, circa 1891, 1936-1986 (Boxes 1-2; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Project Files, 1948-1980, undated (Box 2, OV 23; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Subject Files, 1961-circa 1982, undated (Box 3; 2 folders)

Series 7: Writings, 1940-1986, undated (Boxes 3-4, 22; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Teaching Files, 1954-1973 (Boxes 4-5; 1.0 linear foot)

Series 9: Works of Art, 1965-1967, undated (Box 5, OV 23; 3 folders)

Series 10: Scrapbooks, 1929-1969 (Box 5; 2 folders)

Series 11: Printed Material, 1842-1844, 1913-1986, undated (Box 5; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 12: Photographs, 1959-1981, undated (Boxes 5, 22; 7 folders)

Series 13: Walter Gropius Biography, circa 1880s-1991, undated (Boxes 6-22, OV 23, MGP 1, MGP 2, MGP 4; 16.0 linear feet)

Series 14: Unprocessed Addition, 1974-1985 (Box 24; 1.0 linear foot)
Biographical Note:
Born in Canada in 1911, Reginald R. Isaacs began working in architectural offices at age 14, later coming under the influence of "Beaux-Arts diplomes" at the University of Minnesota and Harvard and subsequently under that of Walter Gropius at Harvard University. He later studied sociology and planning at the University of Chicago under Louis Wirth and Rexford Guy Tugwell.

Isaacs served on the staffs of city planning commissions in Minneapolis, Syracuse, and Chicago, and in the federal government in the National Youth Agency, Public Housing Authority, and Housing and Home Finance Agency. His architectural practice in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and other cities included the design of housing, colleges, and hospitals. He was director of planning and development for Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, 1945-1953, where Walter Gropius, planner Walter Blucher, and sociologist Louis Wirth collaborated with him as consultants. He was a United Nations expert on regional planning in South America, and a planning consultant for the Ford Foundation, the U.S. State Department, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Recommended by Walter Gropius, Isaacs served as the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning at Harvard University from 1953-1978. He was also Chairman of the Graduate School of Design's Departments of City and Regional Planning as well as Landscape Architecture. Throughout his career he lectured at universities throughout the United States and in almost every country of Central and South America and in the Caribbean.

In 1962 Isaacs and Gropius began their collaboration on Walter Gropius: The Man and his Work, until the death of Gropius in 1969. The first volume of the biography was published in German in 1983, with the second volume following in 1984. Isaacs died of a massive heart attack in 1986, never realizing his goal to see an English-language edition which was published posthumously in 1991 by the Estate of Reginald Isaacs.

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1911 -- Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1935 -- Received Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota

1939 -- Received Masters of Architecture degree from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

1947-1950 -- Studied sociology and planning with Louis Wirth and Rexford Guy Tugwell at the University of Chicago

1945-1953 -- Director of planning at Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

1951-1953 -- Guest lecturer at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design with Walter Gropius and also served a two-year term as a member of the Board of Overseers Committee to Visit the Graduate School of Design

1953-1978 -- Named the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning

1953-1964 -- Chairman of the Department of City and Regional Planning

1953-1958 -- Chairman of the Department of Landscape Architecture

1962 -- Began collaboration with Walter Gropius on the biography Walter Gropius - The Man and his Work

1969 -- Walter Gropius dies

1983 -- Walter Gropius, Der Mensch und Sein Werk, Volume 1 published by Gebr. Mann Nerlag, Berlin

1984 -- Walter Gropius, Der Mensch und Sein Werk, Volume 2, published by Gebr. Mann Nerlag, Berlin

1986 -- Isaacs dies

1991 -- Walter Gropius: An Illustrated Biography of the Creator of the Bauhaus, published by the Estate of Reginald Isaacs. The Papers of Reginald R. Isaacs donated to the Archives of American Art by his son, Henry Isaacs.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Henry Isaacs, son of Reginald Isaacs, in January 1991. An additional 1.0 linear foot was donated by Merry White, daughter of Reginald Isaacs, in 1997.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Architecture and society  Search this
Schools of architecture  Search this
Architectural writing  Search this
Architecture, Modern  Search this
Architects and community  Search this
Architects and housing developers  Search this
Architects in government  Search this
Architects  Search this
International style (Architecture)  Search this
Authors  Search this
Industrial designers  Search this
City planning  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
City planners  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Exhibition catalogs
Writings
Photographs
Citation:
Reginald R. Isaacs papers, circa 1842-1991, bulk 1928-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.isaaregi
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99abacd2a-fa5c-419a-85f4-ac33498ce6c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-isaaregi
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Gabriella De Ferrari papers

Creator:
De Ferrari, Gabriella  Search this
Names:
Busch-Reisinger Museum  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Pan-American Society of New England  Search this
Wadsworth Atheneum  Search this
Brenson, Michael  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Cuno, James B.  Search this
Gray, Francine du Plessix  Search this
Gund, Agnes  Search this
Katz, Ada, 1928-  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
LeWitt, Carol  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Seator, Glen  Search this
Segal, Martin  Search this
Sischy, Ingrid  Search this
Former owner:
New School University  Search this
Extent:
7.7 Linear feet
0.012 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Illustrated letters
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1931-2011
bulk 1975-2011
Summary:
The papers of art historian Gabriella De Ferrari measure 7.7 linear feet and 0.012 GB and date from 1931-2011, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1975-2011. The collection provides an overview of her activities as an arts administrator, writer, and philanthropist through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, extensive writings and notes, subject files, printed and digital material, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of art historian Gabriella De Ferrari measure 7.7 linear feet and 0.012 GB and date from 1931-2011, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1975-2011. The collection provides an overview of her activities as an arts administrator, writer, and a philanthropist through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, extensive writings and notes, subject files, printed and digital material, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Correspondence with artists, academic administrators, museum directors, curators, literary agents, editors, and publishers is primarily of a social nature, e.g., thank you notes, invitations, and congratulatory letters. Letters include references to De Ferrari's professional activities from circa 1975-circa 2006. There are illustrated letters and handmade birthday cards by De Ferrari, family, and friends. Among the correspondents are Michael Brenson, James Cuno, Francine Du Plessix Gray, Agnes Gund, Alex and Ada Katz, Sol and Carol Lewitt, and Glen Seator.

Writings and notes primarily document Gabriella De Ferrari's career as an author and include numerous drafts and annotated versions of her novels, short stories, memoir, and articles. Subject files include materials chronicling De Ferrari's activities at the Busch-Reisinger Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Pan-American Society of New England. Also documented is her service as a Board of Trustees member, consultant, and advisor to major educational, corporate, and cultural institutions, including the New School University, United Technologies, Inc., and the Wadsworth Atheneum, among others. Interviews of De Ferrari are found on six sound cassettes. Additional audio cassettes and one videocassette are found within her writings.

Photographs are of Gabriella De Ferrari, family members, friends, and colleagues, including Michael Brenson, Leo Castelli, Agnes Gund, Martin Segal, Ingrid Sischy, Sol Lewitt, among others.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1947-2003 (Boxes 1, 9; 0.3 linear feet, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1964-2011 (Boxes 1-2; 1.3 linear feet, ER02; 0.001 GB)

Series 3: Interviews, 1990-1996 (Box 2; 3 folders)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1950-2010 (Boxes 3-6; 3.6 linear feet, ER03-ER10; 0.011 GB)

Series 5: Subject Files, 1953-2008 (Boxes 6-7; 1 linear feet, ER11; 0.001 GB)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1961-2011 (Box 7; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1974-1981 (Box 9; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1931-circa 2010 (Box 8, 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Art historian Gabriella De Ferrari (1941-) has lived and worked in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City.

Born in Tacna, Peru to Italian parents, De Ferrari graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Louis University in Missouri in 1963. She went on to receive a Master of Arts from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in 1966, and in 1981, she earned a Masters of Art in Fine Arts from Harvard University. De Ferrari has held administrative and curatorial positions at major museums and art organizations. At the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, she was curator of exhibitions before becoming the Director of the Institute in 1975. From 1978-1982, De Ferrari was Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs at the Fogg Museum and the Busch-Reisinger Museum, where her responsibilities included exhibition programs for twentieth century art and coordinating programs for corporate and public fundraising. In 1989, De Ferrari moved to New York City, where she established herself as a freelance writer. In 1990, her novel, A Cloud on Sand received a Barnes and Noble Discover Award. Gringa Latina, De Ferrari's memoir about her experience living in two cultures was published in 1994.

She has served on the Boards of Trustees and on the advisory committees of many leading institutions, including Colby College, City University Graduate Center Foundation, Harvard University Museum, the New School, and the Wadsworth Atheneum. From 2000-2006, she was the philanthropic advisor to the chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation. In 1996, De Ferrari was awarded the New School Medal for Distinguished Service, and in 2008, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Letters from Colby College.

Gabriella De Ferrari continues to reside in New York City.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Gabriella De Ferrari, in 2011.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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 -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Museum directors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Authors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Philanthropists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women art historians  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Illustrated letters
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Gabriella De Ferrari papers, 1931-2011, bulk 1975-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.defemari
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Gabriella De Ferrari papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9501df49d-35e2-4d3a-8c62-f0f164d8bd36
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-defemari

Subject Files

Collection Creator:
De Ferrari, Gabriella  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Boxes 6-7)
0.001 Gigabytes (ER11)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1953-2008
Scope and Contents note:
This series documents Gabriella De Ferrari's career as an arts administrator and writer. Files contain a variety of material, including draft versions of manuscripts, memoranda, a search committee report, source materials, a loan agreement, a list of artwork, author/publisher contracts, guest lists, speeches, and photographs. Among the printed materials are press releases, newsletters, exhibition invitations, brochures, clippings, and photographs. Some documents are in digital format.

This series includes files for several exhibitions organized under the direction of De Ferrari including "Joan Snyder and Pat Steir" and "A Selection of American Art: The Skowhegan School" at the Institute of Contemporary Art; and "Prints of Anders Zorn" and "75 Years of Collecting" at the Busch-Reisinger Museum. There is a file on Gabriella De Ferrari's role in developing the Colby College Museum's contemporary art collection; also included is a draft of her speech on receiving an honorary doctorate from the college.
Arrangement note:
This series is arranged by subject.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Gabriella De Ferrari papers, 1931-2011, bulk 1975-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.defemari, Series 5
See more items in:
Gabriella De Ferrari papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9027d4e4b-b556-4d44-b2d6-c19d29bf9418
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-defemari-ref149

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