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James Cahill Papers

Creator:
Cahill, James, 1926-2014  Search this
Names:
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco  Search this
College Art Association of America  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M., 1934-  Search this
Cahill, James, 1926-2014  Search this
Fong, Wen  Search this
Fu, Shen, 1937-  Search this
Lawton, Thomas, 1931-  Search this
Ledderose, Lothar date  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Li, Chu-tsing, 1920-  Search this
Pope, John Alexander  Search this
Sickman, L. C. S. (Laurence C. S.)  Search this
Soper, Alexander Coburn, 1904-  Search this
Vinograd, Richard Ellis date  Search this
Wang, Chi-ch'ien  Search this
Wu, Nelson Ikon, 1919-  Search this
Extent:
12 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Manuscripts
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Japan
Berkeley (Calif.)
China
Date:
1945-1996
Summary:
Papers created by Asian art historian, curator, and collector Dr. James Francis Cahill. Includes personal and professional correspondence and project files documenting his many publications, lectures and activities in the Asian art field. Documents span his early career at the Freer Gallery of Art, where he served as curator of Chinese art from 1957-1965, and his tenure 1965-1994 as Professor of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley.
Scope and Content Note:
The James Cahill Papers span the years 1945 to 1996 and measures 15 linear feet. The collection includes: personal and administrative correspondence with other art historians, art dealers and collectors; lecture manuscripts and administrative material and correspondence with art museums, universities and other organizations in the Asian art community. There are also several personal letters and postcards with family friends of James and Dorothy Cahill. The folder descriptions were retained from Cahill's own folder titles and organized alphabetically within each series.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 series:

Series 1 -- Project Files, 1945-1996

Series 2 -- Correspondence with Individuals, 1945-1996
Biographical Note:
1926 -- Born, Fort Bragg, CA

1950 -- Receives BA degree in Oriental Languages from University of California, Berkeley

1952 -- Receives MA degree in Art History from University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor

Circa 1953 -- Holds a museum training fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

1954-1955 -- Studies with Shujiro Shimada at Kyoto University in Japan on a Fulbright Scholarship

1956 -- Works with Osvald Sirén in Stockholm on his seven-volume series "Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles" Joins staff of Freer and Sackler Gallery as Curator of Chinese Art

1958 -- Receives PhD in Art History from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, working principally with Max Loehr

1960 -- Publishes first and highly influential book: "Chinese Painting." In: Treasures of Asia series, Editions d'Art Albert Skira, Geneva, Switzerland 1960. Published also in French and German editions

1965 -- Leaves the Freer and Sackler Gallery to accept position as Professor of History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley

1973 -- Goes to China as member of the Chinese Archaeological Delegation, first group of art historians to visit China from the US

1976 -- Publishes first of projected five-volume series on later Chinese paintings: "Hills Beyond a River: Chinese Painting of the Yuan Dynasty"

1977 -- Visits China as chairman of Chinese Old Painting Delegation

1978 -- Publishes second of projected five-volume series on later Chinese painting: "Parting At the Shore: Chinese Painting of the Early and Middle Ming Dynasty"

1978-1979 -- Accepts appointment as Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard; delivers series of lectures titled, "The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in 17th Century Chinese Painting"

1982 -- Publishes "Barnhart-Cahill-Rogers Correspondence, 1981" (collection of correspondence published for colleagues) The Harvard lecture series: "The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in 17th Century Chinese Painting" published as a book, receives College of Art Association's Morey Prize for Best Art History book

1998-1999 -- Spends a year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton with his wife, the art historian and artist Hsingyuan Tsao

2007 -- Former students organize 80th birthday party/symposium at Berkeley, titled: "Returning to the Shore"

2010 -- Became the 12th Recipient of the Charles Lang Freer Medal

Present -- Living in Vancouver, Canada
Related Material:
The James Cahill website, http://www.jamescahill.info/ which contains digitized versions of selected unpublished papers, correspondence and personal reminisces.
Provenance:
Gift of James Cahill.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Due to cold storage requirements, digital surrogates are prefered for access. One week's notice is required prior to access originals.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Manuscripts
Citation:
James Cahill papers, 1945-1996. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of James Cahill, December 12th, 2001.
Identifier:
FSA.A2001.11
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James Cahill Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2001-11

Agency history, 1920-

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Curatorial - Chinese Art  Search this
Subject:
Cahill, James 1926-2014  Search this
So, Jenny F  Search this
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Lovell, Hin-cheung  Search this
Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942  Search this
Lawton, Thomas 1931-  Search this
Stuart, Jan 1955-  Search this
Wenley, A. G (Archibald Gibson) 1898-1962  Search this
Bishop, Carl Whiting 1881-1942  Search this
Chang, Joseph  Search this
Trousdale, William  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of the Director  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Chief Curator  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Curatorial - Ceramics  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Senior Research Scholar  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1920
1920-
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00324
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_228200

Subject Files, 1977-1996

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Subject:
Atıl, Esin  Search this
Lowry, Glenn D  Search this
McGill, Forrest 1947-  Search this
Pope, John Alexander 1906-1982  Search this
Lawton, Thomas 1931-  Search this
Bolon, Carol R  Search this
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Louie, Richard  Search this
Bliss, Susan  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Brochures
Pamphlets
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1977
1977-1996
Topic:
Publicity  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01055
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Subject Files 1977-1996 [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of Public Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_228153

Su gu.kai jin : Fu Shen / Lu Rongzhi zhu

Title:
溯古.開今 : 傅申 / 陸蓉之著
Fu Shen
傅申
Editor:
Lu, Rongzhi  Search this
Subject:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
159 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 disc
Type:
Biography
Place:
Taiwan
Date:
2016
Topic:
Calligraphers  Search this
Artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1101622

Jian gu zhi jin : Fu Shen xue yi lu / zhu ban dan wei Taiwan chuang jia xue hui ; cheng ban dan wei Chuang jia wen jiao ji jin hui, Taiwan guo ji chuang jia xue hui = Examining the past to understand the present : the artistic path of Fu Shen / Organizer, Taiwan Soka Association ; executive organizers, Soka Cultural & Educational Foundation, Soka Gakkai International Taiwan

Title:
鑑古知今 : 傅申學藝路 / 主辦單位台灣創價協會 承辦單位創價文教基金會, 台灣國際創價學會 = Examining the past to understand the present : the artistic path of Fu Shen / Organizer, Taiwan Soka Association ; executive organizers, Soka Cultural & Educational Foundation, Soka Gakkai International Taiwan
Fu Shen xue yi lu
傅申學藝路
Examining the past to understand the present : the artistic path of Fu Shen
Artistic path of Fu Shen
Author:
Chen, Hongmian 1954-  Search this
Taiwan Sōka Gakkai  Search this
Subject:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Taiwan
Date:
2018
21st century
20th century
Topic:
Calligraphy, Chinese  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
N7349.83.F83 A4 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100150

Qing dai Qianlong huang di de Ning shou gong / Wang Chongqi = The Palace of Tranquil Longevity and Abdication of Qianlong Emperor in Qing dynasty / Chong-ci Wang

Title:
清代乾隆皇帝的寧壽宮 / 王崇齊 = The Palace of Tranquil Longevity and Abdication of Qianlong Emperor in Qing dynasty / Chong-ci Wang
Palace of Tranquil Longevity and Abdication of Qianlong Emperor in Qing dynasty
Author:
Wang, Chongqi  Search this
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Qianlong Emperor of China 1711-1799 Abdication, 1795  Search this
Physical description:
243 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Beijing
Date:
2018
Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
Topic:
Royal houses--Art collections  Search this
Palaces  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DS754.82 .W36 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1094274

Traces of the brush : studies in Chinese calligraphy / by Shen C. Y. Fu ; in collaboration with Marilyn W. Fu, Mary G. Neill, Mary Jane Clark

Author:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Yale University Art Gallery  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 314 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1980
C1977
Topic:
Calligraphy, Chinese--History  Search this
Calligraphy, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
741 .F8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_850400

Huang Tʻing-chien's calligraphy and his Scroll for Chang Ta-tʻung : a masterpiece written in exile / Shen C.Y. Fu

Author:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Huang, Tingjian 1045-1105  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill., map, port
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
Soung-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Calligraphy, Chinese--History  Search this
Call number:
741 .F81
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_850438

Tō Kishō no shoga / kaiga, Kohara Hironobu hen ; shoseki, Fu Shen hen

Title:
董其昌の書画 / 絵画. 古原宏伸編 ; 書蹟. 傅申編
Author:
Dong, Qichang 1555-1636  Search this
Kohara, Hironobu  Search this
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Dong, Qichang 1555-1636  Search this
Dong, Qichang 1555-1636  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Bibliography
Place:
China
Date:
1981
Topic:
China painters  Search this
Calligraphers  Search this
Call number:
752.7.T87 T6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_857409

Contemporary calligraphy and painting from the Republic of China / by Shen Fu ; with Hongnam Kim, Art Pontynen, Marilyn W. Fu

Author:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Kim, Hongnam  Search this
Pontynen, Art  Search this
Fu, Marilyn Wong  Search this
Guo li li shi bo wu guan (China)  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Biography
Place:
China
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Calligraphy, Chinese  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Calligraphers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .F96
ND1049 .F88 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_859298

Ō-Bei shūzō Chūgoku hōsho meisekishū / henshū Nakata Yūjirō, Fu Shin

Title:
歐米収蔵中國法書名蹟集 / 編集中田勇次郎,傅申.
Masterpieces of Chinese calligraphy in American and European collections
Chūgoku hōsho meisekishū
中國法書名蹟集
Author:
Nakata, Yūjirō 1905-  Search this
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 38 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1981
1982
Shōwa 56-57 [1981-1982]
Topic:
Calligraphy, Chinese  Search this
Ink painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
751.5 .C68
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_864791

Shu fa jian ding : jian Huaisu "Zi xu tie" lin chuang zhen duan = Connoisseurship in Chinese calligraphy : a clinical diagnosis of Huaisu's "Autobiography" / Fu Shen zhu

Title:
書法鑑定 : 兼懷素 "自敘帖" 臨床診斷 = Connoisseurship in Chinese calligraphy : a clinical diagnosis of Huaisu's "Autobiography" / 傅申著
Jian Huaisu "Zi xu tie" lin chuang zhen duan
兼懷素 "自敘帖" 臨床診斷
Connoisseurship in Chinese calligraphy : a clinical diagnosis of Huaisu's "Autobiography"
Clinical diagnosis of Huaisu's "Autobiography"
Author:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Huaisu 725-785 Zi xu tie  Search this
Physical description:
399 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2004
Topic:
Calligraphy, Chinese  Search this
Calligraphy, Chinese--Appreciation  Search this
Call number:
NK3634.A2 F743 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_865037

Contemporary calligraphy and painting from the Republic of China / by Shen Fu ; with Stephen Allee

Author:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Allee, Stephen  Search this
Guo li li shi bo wu guan (China)  Search this
International Council on Education for Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : col. ill. ; 25 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
20th century
Topic:
Calligraphy, Chinese--History  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
ND1049 .F88 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_874007

Challenging the past : the paintings of Chang Dai-chien / by Shen C.Y. Fu ; with major contributions and translated by Jan Stuart ; selected poems and inscriptions translated by Stephen D. Allee

Author:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Zhang, Daqian 1899-1983  Search this
Stuart, Jan 1955-  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Asia Society  Search this
St. Louis Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Zhang, Daqian 1899-1983  Search this
Zhang, Daqian 1899-1983 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
327 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
C1991
Call number:
ND1049.C4523 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_874537

Yuan dai huang shi shu hua shou cang shi lue / Fu Shen zhu

Title:
元代皇室書畫收藏史略 / 傅申著.
Author:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
1, 3, 4, 238 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1981
Minguo 70 [1981]
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Calligraphy, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
751.5 .F8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_879697

Yan shu ying xiang ji fen qi : Zhongguo shu fa guo ji xue shu yan tao hui / Fu Shen = A period division and influence of Yen Chen-chʻingʼs calligraphy / Fu, Shen

Title:
顔書影響及分期 : 中國書法國際學術研討會 / 傅申 = A period division and the influence of Yen Chen-chʻingʼs calligraphy / Fu Shen
Period division and the influence of Yen Chen-chʻingʼs calligraphy
Author:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
International Seminar on Chinese Calligraphy (1984 : Taipei, Taiwan)  Search this
Subject:
Yan, Zhenqing 709-785 Influences  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
1987]
Call number:
751.7.Y37 F9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_879735

Studies in connoisseurship : Chinese paintings from the Arthur M. Sackler collection in New York and Princeton / Marilyn and Shen Fu

Author:
Fu, Marilyn  Search this
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Princeton University Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Sackler, Arthur M Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 375 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1973
C1973
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .F95
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_887485

Shu shi yu shu ji : Fu Shen shu fa lun wen ji / Fu Shen zhu = Essays on the history of Chinese calligraphy : Tang through Yüan / Shen C.Y. Fu

Title:
書史與書蹟 : 傅申書法論文集 / 傅申著 = Essays on the history of Chinese calligraphy : Tang through Yüan / Shen C.Y. Fu
Essays on the hisoty of Chinese calligraphy : Tang through Yüan
Author:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Guo li li shi bo wu guan (China)  Search this
Physical description:
v. <1 > : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
Min guo 85 [1996]
Topic:
Calligraphy, Chinese--History  Search this
Call number:
NK3634.A3 F8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_892040

From concept to context : approaches to Asian and Islamic calligraphy / by Shen Fu, Glenn D. Lowry, and Ann Yonemura ; [foreword Thomas Lawton]

Author:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Lowry, Glenn D  Search this
Yonemura, Ann 1947-  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
165 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
Topic:
Calligraphy, Chinese  Search this
Calligraphy, Japanese  Search this
Islamic calligraphy  Search this
Call number:
NK3634.A2 F74 1986
NK3634.A2F74 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_300438

Traces of the brush : studies in Chinese calligraphy / by Shen C. Y. Fu in collaboration with Marilyn W. Fu, Mary G. Neill, Mary Jane Clark

Author:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Yale University Art Gallery  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 314 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1977
C1977
Topic:
Calligraphy, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
ND1457.C52N483X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_94577

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