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Festuca unilateralis Schrad.

Biogeographical Region:
12 - Southwestern Europe  Search this
Collector:
Persoon  Search this
Place:
Fontainebleau., France, Europe
Collection Date:
1806
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Festuca unilateralis Schrad.
Barcode:
04050182
USNM Number:
749390
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e75612b0-58b3-47fa-bbe0-7e911bc58503
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15825349

Apera interrupta (L.) P. Beauv.

Biogeographical Region:
12 - Southwestern Europe  Search this
Collector:
ex herb. A. Peronin  Search this
Place:
Forêt de Fontainebleau., France, Europe
Collection Date:
Jun 1867
Common name:
dense silkybent
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Apera interrupta (L.) P. Beauv.
Barcode:
04080172
USNM Number:
2181785
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39ccfac83-1249-44fe-8447-a97455a41045
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15906638

The Library, Palace of Fontainbleau, France Series. 652 photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
American Stereoscopic Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Fontainebleau (France)
France
Local Numbers:
RSN 9453

Video number 08733
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 2.1.6 [102].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
51196.5
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Globes -- France  Search this
Architecture -- France  Search this
Art -- France  Search this
Interior architecture  Search this
Libraries -- France  Search this
Palaces -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 2: American Stereoscpopic Co. glass plates / 2.1: American Stereoscopic Negatives / RSN Numbers 9436-9525
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref18661

Bedroom of Catherine de Medici, Palace of Fontainbleau, France. Copyright 1901 by R.Y. Young. 653 1/2 Photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
American Stereoscopic Co.  Search this
Photographer:
Young, R.Y.  Search this
Names:
Medici, Catherine de  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3 3/4" x 7")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Fontainebleau (France)
France
Date:
1901
Local Numbers:
RSN 9454

Video number 08734
General:
Company catalog card included
NOTE! REVERSE COPIED ON VIDEODISC! Similar to RSN 10844
Currently stored in box 2.1.6 [102]
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Art -- France  Search this
Bedrooms -- France  Search this
Palaces -- France  Search this
Royalty -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 2: American Stereoscpopic Co. glass plates / 2.1: American Stereoscopic Negatives / RSN Numbers 9436-9525
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref18662

Throne Room, Palace of Fontainebleau 1585 Interpositive

Topic:
FRANCE
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Fontainebleau (France)
France
Local Numbers:
RSN 20240
General:
Similar to RSN 12896-12898
Currently stored in box 3.2.7 [188]
Copy and Version Identification Note:
559
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Art  Search this
Interior architecture  Search this
Palaces  Search this
Thrones  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 20167-20265
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref26517

Bedroom of Marie Antoinette, Palace of Fontainebleau. 1587 Interpositive

Topic:
FRANCE
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Fontainebleau (France)
France
Marie Antoinette
Local Numbers:
RSN 20241
General:
Similar to RSN 12900
Currently stored in box 3.2.7 [188]
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Art  Search this
Bedrooms  Search this
Interior architecture  Search this
Palaces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 20167-20265
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref26518

Reception-room of Catherine de Medicis, Palace of Fontainebleau. 1588 Interpositive

Topic:
FRANCE
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Medicis, Catherine de  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Fontainebleau (France)
France
Local Numbers:
RSN 20242
General:
Similar to RSN 12901 and 12902
Currently stored in box 3.2.7 [188]
Copy and Version Identification Note:
562
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Art  Search this
Interior architecture  Search this
Palaces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 20167-20265
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref26519

Bedroom of Catherine de Medicis, Palace of Fontainebleau. 1589 Interpositive

Topic:
FRANCE
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Medicis, Catherine de  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Fontainebleau (France)
France
Local Numbers:
RSN 20243
General:
Similar to RSN 12903, 12904 and 25718
Currently stored in box 3.2.7 [188]
Copy and Version Identification Note:
863
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Art  Search this
Bedrooms  Search this
Interior architecture  Search this
Palaces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 20167-20265
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref26520

Gallery of Francis I, Palace of Fontainebleau. 1590 Interpositive

Topic:
FRANCE
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Francis, King, I,  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Fontainebleau (France)
France
Local Numbers:
RSN 20244
General:
Similar to RSN 12905 and 12906
Currently stored in box 3.2.7 [188]
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Art  Search this
Interior architecture  Search this
Palaces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 20167-20265
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref26521

Bedroom of Catherine de Medici, Palace of Fontainbleau, France. Copyright 1901 by R.Y. Young. 653 Interpositive

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
American Stereoscopic Co.  Search this
Photographer:
Young, R.Y.  Search this
Names:
Medici, Catherine de  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Fontainebleau (France)
France
Date:
1901
Local Numbers:
RSN 10844

Video number 10114
General:
Similar to RSN 9454
Currently stored in box 2.2.1 [88]
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Architecture -- France  Search this
Art -- France  Search this
Bedrooms -- France  Search this
Interior architecture -- France  Search this
Palaces -- France  Search this
Royalty -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 2: American Stereoscpopic Co. glass plates / 2.2: American Stereoscopic Postives / RSN Numbers 10755-10850
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref7520

Royal Palace, Reception Room of Catherine de Medicis, Fontainebleau, France

Publisher:
Keystone View Company, Meadville, Pa.; St. Louis, Mo.  Search this
Photographer:
Keystone View Company, Meadville, Pa.; St. Louis, Mo.  Search this
Distributor:
Keystone View Company, Meadville, Pa.; St. Louis, Mo.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (black and white)
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
France
Fontainebleau Palace (France)
Date:
1897
Scope and Contents:
[on back: caption in 6 languages]
General:
Historic Image #: 3100
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Palaces  Search this
Chandeliers  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Fireplaces  Search this
fire screens (equipment)  Search this
Carpets  Search this
clocks  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR032018
See more items in:
Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Historic gardens Stereograph collection / Gardens and Landscapes / Foreign Countries / France / Fontainebleau -- Palace of Fontainebleau
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-str-ref4943

Louis S. Nixdorff 1928 Olympic Games Collection

Topic:
S.S. President Roosevelt (ship)
Creator:
Nixdorff, Louis S., 1906-1992 (Olympic athlete)  Search this
Names:
Baltimore Sun  Search this
Johns Hopkins University  Search this
Olympic Games (9th : 1928 : Amsterdam, Netherlands)  Search this
Properties Incorporated  Search this
Anderson, Harry  Search this
Biddison, Tom  Search this
Eagan, James  Search this
Fairinholt, Larkin  Search this
Hamm, Ed  Search this
Helfrich, George  Search this
Kegan, Bill  Search this
Lang, John  Search this
Logan, William  Search this
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964  Search this
Mallonee, C. Gardner  Search this
McKim, Josephine  Search this
Meany, Helen  Search this
Merrill, Vale  Search this
Nice, Deely  Search this
Owens, Helen  Search this
Ray, Joie  Search this
Robinson, Elizabeth (Babe)  Search this
Schwarz, Bill  Search this
Weismuller, Johnny  Search this
Wingate, W. Wilson  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Photographs
Postcards
Clippings
Place:
Thousand Islands
Mohawk Trail
Europe -- description and travel -- 1910-1950
Chesapeake Bay
Virginia Beach
St. Lawrence River
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Cherbourg (France)
Switzerland
Marken (Holland)
Scheueningue (Holland)
Fontainebleau (France)
Volendam (Holland)
New York (N.Y.)
Québec (Québec)
Paris (France)
Reims (France)
Date:
1926 - 1987
Summary:
The collection documents Louis S. Nixdorff's participation in the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. He was a member of the University lacrosse team that represented the United States.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains an oversize scrapbook of newspaper clippings, loose clippings from a Baltimore newspaper Sunday supplements, a diary recorded by Nixdorff, and an album of photographs that Nixdorff took on the Amsterdam visit and several other trips.

The newspaper clippings in an oversize scrapbook follow the fortunes of the Johns Hopkins University lacrosse team, national champions for 1926 and 1927, through its 1928 season, a post-season series, the playoffs to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in the summer of 1928, and the Olympic lacrosse games in Amsterdam. Newspaper clippings years later reminisce about the 1928 lacrosse team at the Olympic games in Amsterdam.

The newspaper clippings recounting various games are seldom identified and most of the articles are not dated. Some are from the Baltimore Post, later taken over by the News and were written by Yale Merrill. Others are from the Sunpapers, morning and evening. Some carry an Associated Press identification. Many of the accounts of the 1928 intercollegiate season prior to the Olympic Games were written by W. Wilson Wingate. Some of the news clippings are incomplete.

The trip of the 268 Olympic athletes to Amsterdam on the S.S. President Roosevelt is described graphically by Louis S. Nixdorff in his diary. The diary transcript included later in this Register has been transcribed exactly as written by the author, regardless of omissions of obvious words or occasional misspellings. The diary entries relating to the voyage clearly depict the boredom of the long voyage for young athletes eager to get to Amsterdam and compete in the Olympics. Training was continued during the trip insofar as it was possible on shipboard. Training and meals represented welcome relief from the monotony of the journey.

The diary is written in a clear hand in a soft-cover, lined notebook. Nixdorff presumably purchased it specifically to put his thoughts and observations down on this exciting and, to him, historic trip. The diary covers the period from the departure of the lacrosse team from the Baltimore and Ohio railroad station in Baltimore for New York on July 10, 1928, to the departure from Cherbourg for home on August 15, 1928. It includes Mr. Nixdorff's accounts of shipboard life, the game against the Canadians that the Americans won and their loss to the English team on the following day. England's subsequent loss to Canada meant that each team had a win and a loss. No team was declared a victor. The diary also covers a one-week stay in Paris, including a trip to the nearby World War I battlefields.

The collection contains snapshots that Nixdorff took on the S.S. President Roosevelt en route to Amsterdam, and images of Olympic events and of sightseeing in and around Amsterdam and Paris. These photographs mounted in an album portray an individual's effort to document his travels in a meaningful way.

Other material in the collection includes copies of three reminiscent articles published in the Baltimore Sun magazine section on April 5, 1951, June 26, 1955, and April 23, 1978; photogravure pictures of a Hopkins University of Virginia game and a Hopkins-University of Maryland game without attribution or date; Mr. Nixdorff's visa for France; Gen. Douglas MacArthur's report on the ninth Olympiad to the president of the United States; the official program for August 5, 1928; the passenger list for the S.S. President Roosevelt's return to New York; a cloth Olympic blazer patch; and two cloth lacrosse numbers.

This collection represents a contribution to both sports history and the history of the Olympics. The collection complements several Archives Center photographic collections, emphasizing international travel and touring by an American between the two World Wars.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1926-1987

Series 2: Diary, 1928

Series 3: Photographs, 1928

Series 4: Newspaper clippings/Scrapbook, 1928, 1951, 1955, 1978

Series 5: Programs, Awards, Invitations, 1928
Biographical / Historical:
Louis S. Nixdorff (October 1, 1906-January 23, 1992), a native Baltimorean, spent his life there. He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in 1924 and from the Johns Hopkins University in 1928 with a degree in business administration. While attending Johns Hopkins he was a member of the University lacrosse team that represented the United States at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. He later became a real estate executive and president of Properties Incorporated in Baltimore. Mr. Nixdorff continued to make real estate appraisals and to manage properties after retirement. He belonged to the Johns Hopkins Club, the Baltimore City Real Estate Brokers Round Table and the Maryland Historical Society. He also was an enthusiastic golfer.

The tremendous interest and excitement generated by lacrosse in Baltimore in 1928 is clear from the press coverage of intercollegiate lacrosse for that year. Stories on important games began at least a day before the event, continued during the day of the game in morning and evening papers and lasted for at least a day afterward.

The process that culminated in the selection of the Johns Hopkins University team to represent the United States in the Olympic games in Amsterdam was a formal one. The lacrosse ladder selected by the Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association to place before the Olympic Committee included ten teams. Of these, six were chosen by the Olympic Lacrosse Committee for national playoffs: the Mount Washington Club, Army, Navy, the University of Maryland, Rutgers and the Johns Hopkins University. In the playoffs the University of Maryland defeated Rutgers 7-2 and Navy 6-2. Hopkins defeated Mt. Washington 6-4 and Army 4-2. In ever-mounting excitement, Hopkins on June 23, 1928, overwhelmed Maryland 6-3. The executive committee of the American Olympics Commission formally ratified this selection of the Johns Hopkins University lacrosse team to represent the United States at the 1928 Olympics. Four members of that team are in the Lacrosse Hall of Fame: C. Gardner Mallonee, John Lang, Tom Biddison, and Bill Logan.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

George W. Sims Collection (AC0127)

Clyde W. Stauffer Photographic Album (AC0139)

Donald Sultner-Welles Collection (AC0145)
Separated Materials:
An Olympic blazer patch and two lacrosse numbers are in the Division of Community Life. See accession
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives Center by Mrs. Anne Byrd Nixdorff, January 1992.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Photographers (amateur)  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Sailing  Search this
Travel photography -- 1910-1950  Search this
Travel  Search this
Sports  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Postcards
Clippings
Citation:
Louis S. Nixdorff 1928 Olympic Games Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0443
See more items in:
Louis S. Nixdorff 1928 Olympic Games Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0443
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Merlin F. Pollock

Interviewee:
Pollock, Merlin F., 1905-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (sound files, digital, wav file)
65 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 July 30 and 1980 July 30
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Merlin F. Pollock conducted 1979 July 30 and 1980 July 30, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Pollock speaks of his training at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Fontainebleau, France; his work as instructor of mural painting at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1935-1943; his paintings of Alaska commissioned by the government in 1937 and his work as supervisor of mural painting for the Illinois WPA, 1940-1943. He also discusses Chicago artists and his own murals for the government.
Biographical / Historical:
Merlin F. Pollock (1905-1996) was a painter and teacher, Chicago, Ill.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 40 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Arts administrators -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.polloc79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-polloc79

August Jaccaci papers

Creator:
Jaccaci, Augusto Floriano, 1857-1930  Search this
Names:
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Sickert, Bernard, 1862-1932  Search this
Extent:
7.2 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1889-1935
bulk 1904-1914
Summary:
The papers of art historican August Jaccaci measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1889 to 1935, with the bulk of the material dating from 1904 to 1914. The collection documents Jaccaci's work as an art historian, writer, and editor, primarily during the period he researched, compiled, and published his book Noteworthy Paintings in Private American Collections. More than one-half of the collection consists of extensive correspondence to and from many notable artists, collectors, and art historians, including John La Farge, Kenyon Cox, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and Bernard Sickert concerning the research and publication of the book. The papers also house legal files, writings and notes, art collection research files, and photographs of artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art historican August Jaccaci measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1889 to 1935, with the bulk of the material dating from 1904 to 1914. The collection documents Jaccaci's work as an art historian, writer, and editor, primarily during the period he researched, compiled, and published his book Noteworthy Paintings in Private American Collections. More than one-half of the collection consists of extensive correspondence to and from many notable artists, collectors, and art historians, including John La Farge, Kenyon Cox, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and Bernard Sickert concerning the research and publication of the book. The papers also house legal files, writings and notes, art collection research files, and photographs of artwork.

Correspondents include art historians, critic, artists, and art collectors, as well as publishers, photographers, printers, and agents. These letters discuss the research of famous American art collections, writing of essays for the book, and the book production and publication. There is extensive correspondence with his co-editor John La Farge, and with his employee Carl Snyder who was working in Europe. Other correspondence is with magazines, art associations, academic institutions, and French service organizations. Also included is a small amount of personal correspondence with friends and colleagues.

Legal files include contracts and legal agreements for the August F. Jaccaci Company, as well as legal agreements with John La Farge concerning the research and publication of their joint book. Writings and notes include Jaccaci's lists and notes pertaining to the Noteworthy Paintings project, as well as other miscellaneous notes. Also found are writings by John La Farge that include drafts of a book, lectures, and notes about his artwork. Writings by others in this series also include draft essays by many art historians for Jaccaci's book. For the Noteworthy Paintings project, Jaccaci created numerous research files for American art collections and collectors that would be included. These research files include lists of works of art, essays and other notes about the collection written by prominent art historians. Photographs are of works of art supporting the research files. Also found in this collection are photographs of and notes about New England stencil designs. It is unclear what the connection is between Jaccaci and the stencil designs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1895-1929, undated (Box 1-5; 4.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Legal Files, 1895-1911, undated (Box 5; 4 folders)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1903-1914, undated (Box 5; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Art Collection Research Files, 1889, 1892, 1903-1914, undated (Box 5-7; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, 1904-1912, 1928-1935, undated (Box 7-8; 0.4 linear feet)

Due to re-processing, the order of the collection varies slightly from the order of the collection on microfilm. References to the microfilm reel numbers have been added for researcher access.
Biographical Note:
August Florian Jaccaci was born in Fontainebleau, France in 1856. After traveling extensively in various countries including Mexico and Cuba, he settled in the United States in the early 1880s. He worked briefly as an artist in the Midwest, creating murals on commission, including a mural in the Capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jaccaci then moved to New York City and worked as art editor for Century magazine. Besides serving as art editor, he also wrote several articles and executed illustrations for the magazine. On the recommendation of artist Will H. Low he became art editor of McClure's magazine at its founding in 1896. A year later he wrote the book on his travels entitled, On the trail of Don Quixote: being a record of rambles in the ancient province of La Mancha [sic]. He left McClure's in 1902 and in 1903 began working on a major multi-volume book entitled Noteworthy Paintings in Private American Collections. Jaccaci envisioned a 15 volume set with essays about American art collections written by distinguished art historians. Though Jaccaci knew many writers, art critics, and artists through his magazine work, he was not a well-known art historian and asked artist John La Farge to be the co-editor of the book. La Farge's reputation provided access to major American collections of artwork. The publishing company Merrill and Baker was to publish the work, but it went bankrupt in 1904. Jaccaci then bought their property for his project and called it the August F. Jaccaci Co. The first volume was published in 1909, and John La Farge died in 1910. Though Jaccaci continued working on the next volume, the project failed in 1912. Besides working on this project, Jaccaci also served as editor of the "Art in America" section of Burlington Magazine from 1907 to 1910.

In 1914 August Jaccaci went to Europe on art related business. With the start of World War I, he decided to stay in France and pursue philanthropic work. He founded the Society for Protection of Children of the Frontier, and established a children's hospital, receiving many honors for his service. He died in Neuf-De-Grasse, France in 1930.
Provenance:
The August Jaccaci papers were purchased by the Archives of American Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1957 and microfilmed shortly after receipt.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of materials not available on microfilm requires an appointment.
Rights:
The August Jaccaci papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
August Jaccaci papers, 1889-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jaccaugu
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jaccaugu
Online Media:

Aira caryophyllea L.

Biogeographical Region:
12 - Southwestern Europe  Search this
Collector:
C. Damiens  Search this
Place:
Forèt de Fontainebleau., France, Europe
Collection Date:
Jun 1866
Common name:
annual silver-hair grass
common silver-hair grass
silver hairgrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Aira caryophyllea L.
Barcode:
04035841
USNM Number:
2181781
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/375528d39-668e-4655-b001-79ca964bedd7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15810973

Brachypodium pinnatum (L.) P. Beauv.

Biogeographical Region:
12 - Southwestern Europe  Search this
Collector:
F. R. Fosberg  Search this
Min. Elevation:
100  Search this
Place:
Seine et Marne. Forêt de Fontainbleau, near Roche Eponge, 1-1.5 km. n.e. of Fontainebleau., France, Europe
Collection Date:
4 Jul 1954
Common name:
heath false brome
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Brachypodium pinnatum (L.) P. Beauv.
Barcode:
04003623
USNM Number:
2681465
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36d3cf367-5356-40d0-b15a-69e90a3bad43
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15783354

Melica nutans L.

Biogeographical Region:
12 - Southwestern Europe  Search this
Collector:
F. R. Fosberg  Search this
Min. Elevation:
100  Search this
Place:
Seine et Marne. Forêt de Fontainebleau, near Roche Epong, 1-1.5 km. n.e. of Fontainebleau., France, Europe
Collection Date:
4 Jul 1954
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Melica nutans L.
Barcode:
03987695
USNM Number:
2681542
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30a9fc147-a9c7-48a3-afc2-a79c9b3722df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15782075

Melica ciliata L.

Biogeographical Region:
12 - Southwestern Europe  Search this
Collector:
Eté  Search this
Place:
Propr. Foin de mauvaise Qualite. Les bois. Fontainebleau., France, Europe
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Melica ciliata L.
Barcode:
03987543
USNM Number:
484281
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30514ace1-fff2-408d-82db-428d63a30aac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15775190

Ruscus aculeatus L.

Biogeographical Region:
12 - Southwestern Europe  Search this
Collector:
F. R. Fosberg  Search this
Min. Elevation:
100  Search this
Place:
Seine et Marne. Forêt de Fontainebleau, near Roche Eponge, 1-1.5 km. n.e. of Fontainebleau., France, Europe
Collection Date:
4 Jul 1954
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Asparagales Asparagaceae Nolinoideae
Published Name:
Ruscus aculeatus L.
Barcode:
03966512
USNM Number:
2681462
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/350b20893-dbdf-454c-93fe-7dc183fd067b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15715831

Lemna sp.

Biogeographical Region:
12 - Southwestern Europe  Search this
Collector:
F. R. Fosberg  Search this
Min. Elevation:
63  Search this
Place:
Seine et Marne. Marais de Larchant, just east of north-east of Larchant, 14 km south of Fontainebleau., France, Europe
Collection Date:
3 Nov 1976
Common name:
duckweed
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Arales Araceae Lemnoideae
Published Name:
Lemna sp.
Barcode:
03817956
USNM Number:
2812743
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/394b92def-d869-4f97-89a0-2e6c64dbd642
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15474662

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