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Eleanor Howland Bunce papers

Creator:
Bunce, Eleanor Howland, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Curt Valentin Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bayer, Herbert, 1900-1985  Search this
Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972  Search this
Berman, Leonid, 1896-1976  Search this
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Claflin, Agnes Rindge, 1900-1977  Search this
Cunningham, Charles Crehore, 1910-1979  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-  Search this
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Marini, Marino, 1901-1980  Search this
Talcott, Dudley Vaill, b. 1899  Search this
Tanguy, Yves, 1900-1955  Search this
Tchelitchew, Pavel, 1898-1957  Search this
Thurber, James, 1894-1961  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((750 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1982
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; subject files on Herbert and Joella Bayer, Eugene Berman, Leonid and Sylvia Berman, Peter and Ebie Blume, Alexander and Louise Calder, Agnes Rindge Claflin, Charles Cunningham, Peggy Guggenheim, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Marino and Marina Marini, Dudley Talcott, Yves and Kay Tanguy, Pavel Tchelichew, and James and Helen Thurber, containing greeting cards, letters, photographs and clippings (the files for Blume, Calder, and Tanguy contain letters or greeting cards illustrated by the artist) and eleven exhibition catalogs, mostly for exhibitions at the Curt Valentin Gallery, 1951-1954.
Biographical / Historical:
Eleanor Howland Bunce was the Executive Secretary to A. Everett Austin, Director of the Wadsworth Athenaeum and to Alfred Barr, Director of the Museum of Modern Art. During the course of her career, she became interested in and acquainted with many individuals involved in the visual arts. Died Feb. 22, 1999.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 by Eleanor Bunce.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Greeting cards  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.buncelea
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Rhode Island architecture. With a new foreword by the author

Author:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell 1903-1987  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 69 p., 81 plates. plans. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Rhode Island
Date:
1968
1939
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Call number:
NA730.R4 H67 1968
NA730.R4H67 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_13545

Rhode Island architecture, by Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Jr

Author:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell 1903-1987  Search this
Physical description:
69, [1] pages illustrations (including plans) 81 plates 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Rhode Island
Date:
1939
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Call number:
NA730.R5H5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_226940

Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers

Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Names:
Abbott, Jere  Search this
Austin, Arthur Everett, 1900-1957  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972  Search this
Berman, Leonid, 1896-1976  Search this
Doesburg, Theo van, 1883-1931  Search this
Erffa, Helmut von, 1900-1979  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Francis, Henry Sayles, 1902-1994  Search this
Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997  Search this
Goldwater, Robert John, 1907-1973  Search this
Howe, George, 1886-1955  Search this
Johnson, Philip C.  Search this
Kaufmann, Edgar, 1910-  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-  Search this
McCormick, Thomas J.  Search this
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990  Search this
Oud, J. J. P. (Jacobus Johannes Pieter), 1890-1963  Search this
Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968  Search this
Pevsner, Nikolaus, 1902-1983  Search this
Porter, Kingsley  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965  Search this
Schindler, R. M. (Rudolph M.), 1887-1953  Search this
Scully, Vincent Joseph, 1920-  Search this
Sizer, Theodore, 1892-1967  Search this
Smith, E. Baldwin (Earl Baldwin), 1888-1956  Search this
Smith, Peter van der Meulen  Search this
Soby, James Thrall, 1906-  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991  Search this
Sterner, Harold  Search this
Summerson, John Newenham, Sir, 1904-  Search this
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-  Search this
Vanderbilt, Paul  Search this
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey), 1904-1983  Search this
Wittkower, Rudolf  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959  Search this
Extent:
24.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Photographs
Date:
1919-1987
Summary:
The papers of architectural historian, author, critic, teacher, and museum director, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, date from 1919-1987 and measure 24.8 linear feet. Almost all of the collection is comprised of Hitchcock's correspondence files relating to academic research, teaching, curatorial interests, and professional associations. Letters are from prominent architectural historians, architects, artists, preservationists, museum directors and curators, and family and friends. Also found are two feet of writings by Hitchcock and others, scattered biographical information, printed material, and photographs of Hitchcock and architecture.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of architectural historian, author, critic, teacher, and museum director, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, date from 1919-1987 and measure 24.8 linear feet. Almost all of the collection is comprised of Hitchcock's correspondence files relating to academic research, teaching, curatorial interests, and professional associations. Letters are from prominent architectural historians, architects, artists, preservationists, museum directors and curators, and family and friends. Also found are two feet of writings by Hitchcock and others, scattered biographical information, miscellaneous records, printed material, and photographs of Hitchcock and architecture.

Among the biographical documents are Hitchcock's birth certificate, passport, and wills. Awards, citations, honorary degrees and commendations are from the University of Pennsylvania, Wesleyan University, the Friends of Cast Iron Architecture, National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Victorian Society in America.

Chronological name and subject files consist mostly of correspondence and printed material along with a small number of photographs. They include personal and professional correspondence and subject files relating to academic research, teaching, curatorial interests, and professional associations. The correspondence includes large numbers of letters from prominent architectural historians, architects, artists, preservationists, museum directors and curators. Also included are students, friends, relatives, publishers, and representatives of organizations and institutions. Among those of note are: Jere Abbott, Everett A. (Chick) Austin, Alfred H. Barr, Bernard Berenson, Eugene Berman, Leonid Berman, Lyonel Feininger, Henry (Harry) Sayles Francis, Brendan Gill, Robert Goldwater, George Howe, Philip C. Johnson, Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Lincoln Kirstein, Thomas J. McCormick, Lewis Mumford, J.J.P. Oud, Erwin Panofsky, Nikolaus Pevsner, Kingsley Porter, Paul J. Sachs, R. M. Schindler, Vincent Scully, Jr., Theodore Sizer, E. Baldwin Smith, Peter van der Meulen Smith, James Soby, Victor Spark, Harold Sterner, John Summerson, Virgil Thomson, Paul Vanderbilt, Theo Van Doesburg, Helmut von Erffa, Gordon Washburn, Rudolf Wittkower, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Writings by Hitchcock consist of manuscripts and drafts of numerous published and unpublished articles, book chapters, and his masters thesis. Other writings by Hitchcock include lecture notes and texts, book reviews, notes, outlines, photo lists, and a bibliography. Among the other authors represented in this series are John Coolidge and Sir Wilfred Green.

Miscellaneous records consist of the alien registration card of Hitchcock's friend Peter van der Meulen Smith, architectural drawings by Hitchcock, book contracts, and a small number of receipts and invoices.

Printed material consists of articles about, by, or mentioning Henry-Russell Hitchcock, along with advertisements for his books, and postcards of architectural subjects.

Photographs are of architecture, art work, events, people, places, and miscellaneous subjects; also included are color slides, negatives, and transparencies. Architectural subjects include the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Gaudi, as well as interior and exterior views of buildings identified only by location. Photographs of people include Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Chick Austin and Ernestine Carter, Alexander Dorner, Tammy Grimes, Lincoln Kirstein, the Steinway family, and Edgar Tafel. Events recorded include the Society of Architectural Historians at the Newport Casino, Hitchcock receiving honorary degrees at the University of Glasgow and Wesleyan University, and a high tea sponsored by the Victorian Society in America. Family houses and views of Greece are among the photographs of places. Miscellaneous subjects include exhibition installations and family heirlooms.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1922-1984 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 2: Chronological Name and Subject Files, 1919-1987 (Boxes 1-22; 21.9 linear ft.)

Series 3: Writings, 1922-circa 1978 (Boxes 23-24; 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 4: Miscellaneous Records, 1928-1977 (Box 25; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1922-1984 (Boxes 25-26; 0.4 linear ft.)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1926-1979 (Box 26; 0.3 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock, considered the "father" of modern architectural historiography, played a major role in bringing modern architecture to the United States. As an eminent professor for more than forty years, Hitchcock trained and influenced several generations of scholars and critics. He combined a love of architecture with criticism and scholarship to produce a large number of distinguished monographs and articles on a broad range of styles and periods.

Born in Boston in 1903, Henry-Russell Hitchcock was the son of Mayflower descendants. At Harvard University, he studied medieval history with A. Kingsly Porter as his mentor and completed the undergraduate curriculum in three years. Hitchcock spent his senior year studying architecture, graduated in 1924, and stayed to study for a master's degree, which was awarded in 1927. During his years at Harvard, he wrote for Hound and Horn and knew Alfred Barr, T. S. Eliot, Philip Johnson, Lincoln Kirstein, Virgil Thomson, and others who became leaders in the modernist movement.

Henry-Russell Hitchcock's teaching career began when he was appointed an assistant professor at Vassar College for the academic year 1927-28. In 1929, he joined the faculty of Wesleyan University, where he remained for two decades before moving to Smith College in 1949. During his tenures at Wesleyan and Smith, his services as a visiting lecturer were employed on many occasions by Cambridge University, Connecticut College, Harvard University, the Institute of Fine Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Yale University. Upon retiring from Smith College in 1968, Hitchcock moved to New York City and taught briefly at Columbia University, the Institute of Fine Arts, and the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst.

Best known as a proponent of modernism, Hitchcock wrote more than two dozen books about a wide range of styles and periods, and most are considered standard works on their subjects. His first, Modern Architecture: Romanticism and Reintegration, appeared in 1929 and was the first book on the subject to be published in English; his final book, German Renaissance Architecture, was published in 1981.

Henry-Russell Hitchcock served as director of the Smith College Museum between 1949 and 1955. In addition, he was curator of several exhibitions, the first and most important of which was Modern Architecture: International Exhibition, organized in collaboration with Philip C. Johnson and held at the Museum of Modern Art. Their book, The International Style: Architecture Since 1922, was published in 1932 in conjunction with the exhibition.

During World War II, Hitchcock's civilian service included working as director of the U. S. Navy's Photographic Library and writing Pratt and Whitney aircraft engine manuals.

Henry-Russell Hitchcock was an active member of many professional associations. He served as president of the Society of Architectural Historians from 1952 to 1954. In addition, he was a founding member of The Victorian Society in Great Britain, and between 1969 and 1974 was president of its sister organization, The Victorian Society in America.

During his long and illustrious career, Henry-Russell Hitchcock won many awards and honors. Awards for Early Victorian Architecture in Britain and Architecture: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries were conferred by the Society of Architectural Historians (1955) and College Art Association (1960), respectively. Hitchcock received the Royal Society of Arts Medal for Best Lecture (1956) and its Benjamin Franklin Medal (1970), in addition to the American Institute of Architects' Architectural Critics' Medal (1970). Other awards include: National Institute of Arts and Letters Award (1956), American Council of Learned Societies Prize for Distinguished Accomplishment in Humanistic Scholarship (1961), Friends of Cast-Iron Architecture Certificate of Commendation (1978), the American Institute of Architects Award of Merit (1978), and Municipal Art Society Certificate of Merit (1978).

He received honorary degrees from Glasgow University and the University of Pennsylvania in 1973, and in 1979 from Wesleyan University. In Search of Modern Architecture: A Tribute to Henry-Russell Hitchcock, edited by Helen Searing, was published by The Architectural History Foundation in 1982.

Due to declining health, Henry-Russell Hitchcock lectured rarely and wrote little in the three years preceding his death from cancer. He died in New York City, February 19, 1987.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds Henry-Russell Hitchcock letters to Dorothy Stroud and John N. Summerson, 1946-1949. Additional Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers (circa 8 linear feet) are in the Special Collections division of Wesleyan University Library.
Provenance:
Mosette Broderick, assistant to Hitchcock and his literary executor, donated the papers to the Archives of American Art in 1988.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Henry-Russell Hitchcock 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:
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Architectural historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Photographs
Citation:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hitchenp
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Online Media:

Biographical Information

Collection Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1922-1984
Scope and Contents note:
Among the documents found here are Hitchcock's birth certificate, passport, and wills. Awards and citations include honorary degrees awarded in 1979 by University of Pennsylvania and Wesleyan University, and commendations from the Friends of Cast Iron Architecture, National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Victorian Society in America.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Henry-Russell Hitchcock 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.
Collection Citation:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hitchenp, Series 1
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Archives of American Art
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Address Books, Business Cards, Lists of Addresses and Phone Numbers

Collection Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Henry-Russell Hitchcock 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.
Collection Citation:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers / Series 1: Biographical Information
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Appointment Calendar (loose pages; June-July)

Collection Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Henry-Russell Hitchcock 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.
Collection Citation:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers / Series 1: Biographical Information
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Awards and Citations

Collection Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1984
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Henry-Russell Hitchcock 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.
Collection Citation:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers / Series 1: Biographical Information
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Curriculum Vita

Collection Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1946
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Henry-Russell Hitchcock 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.
Collection Citation:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers / Series 1: Biographical Information
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Documents, 1922-1973

Collection Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Henry-Russell Hitchcock 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.
Collection Citation:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers / Series 1: Biographical Information
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Henry Sayles Francis papers

Creator:
Francis, Henry Sayles, 1902-1994  Search this
Names:
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Abbott, Jere  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Kates, George N. (George Norbert), 1895-  Search this
Lugt, Frits, 1884-1970  Search this
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965  Search this
Milliken, William Mathewson, 1889-1978  Search this
Mongan, Agnes  Search this
Parsons, Harold Woodbury, 1883-1967  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Sommer, William, 1867-1949  Search this
Tiepolo, Giovanni Domenico, 1726?-1804  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 6 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1924-1983]
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information, correspondence, subject files, notebooks, photographs, clippings, price lists concern Francis' work at the Cleveland Museum of Art, his friendship with George Kates, and his interest in painter William Sommer.
REELS 881-882: Primarily research material compiled by Francis and his wife Frances Merriman Francis for the Ten Thirty Gallery Sommer retrospective in 1946 and the Cleveland Museum of Art's William Sommer Memorial Exhibition, held November 1-December 10, 1950. Included are biographical material; correspondence of Henry Sayles Francis and other museum staff regarding Sommer, and copies and transcripts of Sommer's correspondence (including a few letters from Hart Crane); reminiscences of Sommer from friends and colleagues; exhibition catalogs; notebooks of information on Sommer's works; and a bibliography.
REELS 3838-3841: Biographical information; correspondence, arranged chronologically, with colleagues, friends, dealers, collectors, and others; and subject/correspondence files, arranged alphabetically, on colleagues, dealers, exhibitions, and various art topics; photographs of Francis, juries (Charles Sheeler is in one), Matisse in his studio, Somerset Maugham, Frits Lugt, and his wife; and clippings relating chiefly to the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Subject/correspondence file titles include: Jere Abbott, Sir Geoffrey Agnew, Winslow Ames, Harry W. Anderson Collection, R. Kirk Askew, Bernard Berenson (ca. 50 letters received), John Bergschneider, Walter Blodgett, Rowland Burdon-Muller, David Carritt, Charles Chetham, Cleveland Museum of Art, John I. Coddington, Ralph Tracy Coe, Contini Collection, Cooper Union, Richard S. Davis, Robert Tyler Davis, Harold S. Ede, Ross Edman, Everett Fahy, Julia Feininger, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Howard C. Hollis, Charles Hopkinson, Michael JaffeƩ, Harold Joachim, Lincoln Kirstein, Henry Adams LaFarge, Viktor Langen, Nicky Mariano, William Mathewson Milliken, Agnes Mongan, William Mostyn-Owen, Roger Hale Newton, Benedict Nicolson, Luisa Nicolson, Harold Woodbury Parsons, John Pope-Hennessy, Alan Priest, John Rewald, Marvin C. Ross, Henry Preston Rossiter, Paul Joseph Sachs, Meryle Secrest, Germain Seligman, Peter Shepherd, Theodore Sizer, William Sommer (exhibitions), Frederick A. Sweet, Daviel Varney Thompson, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Gertrude Underhill, Peter Vanderbilt, Langdon Warner, Nancy and William Wixom, and Richard H. Zinser.
UNMICROFILMED: Primarily letters from and material on George Norbert Kates, an authority on pre-communist China and Francis's lifetime friend and additional material on William Sommer. Kates material consists of ca. 1000 letters to Francis, ca. 1924-1984, concerning personal affairs, financial ventures, their research efforts and careers, and Kates's research on the 15th century Duchess Eleanor of Scotland. A significant number of letters from 1953 refer to Bernard Berenson and his art research and collection. Also included are a subject file on Kates' interest in Herman Hesse; and a file of Kates' research material on Duchess Eleanor of Scotland.
Unmicrofilmed Sommer material includes a letter from Sommer to C.P. Marsh, 1931; a Christmas card from Josephine and Theodor Braasch to Sommer; a page of writings by Sommer; photographs of Sommer and of a studio; several sketches and drawings; and printed material.
REEL 440 AND SCANNED One photograph of Sommer, microfilmed under Photos of Artists I, and scanned.
The remaining unfilmed material consists of Francis's notebooks (4 v.) primarily about the history of European paintings, drawings and prints, including notes about individual works of art; financial records, including price lists of European works of art, ca. 1930-1969, price list, insurance values and appraisals of two collections from the Cleveland Museum of Art, ca. 1923-1957; and minutes from two accessioning meetings at the Museum, 1930 and 1931.
Biographical / Historical:
Art museum curator; Cleveland, Ohio. Francis worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1927 to 1929, leaving for a position at the Fogg Museum as assistant to directors Edward Forbes and Paul Sachs. He returned to the Cleveland Museum in 1931, remaining there as Curator of Paintings and Prints until 1967.
Provenance:
Research material on William Sommer donated 1975 by Henry Sayles Francis; he donated the remainder in 1984.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Ohio -- Cleveland
Identifier:
AAA.franhenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Henry-Russell Hitchcock letters to Dorothy Stroud and John N. Summerson

Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Names:
Soane, John, Sir, 1753-1837  Search this
Stroud, Dorothy  Search this
Summerson, John Newenham, Sir, 1904-  Search this
Extent:
19 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1946-1949
Scope and Contents:
Three postcards and sixteen letters, 1946-1949, from Hitchcock to John N. Summerson and Dorothy Stroud, who were both on the staff of Sir John Soane's Museum in London. The letters record Hitchcock's impressions of Europe in the summer of 1946 while he was traveling in England to research his book, Early Victorian Architecture in Britain, and document the progress of his research and record his impressions of buildings, geography, food, and hotels. Later letters, when Hitchcock has returned to the United States discuss his own move from Wesleyan University to Smith College.
Biographical / Historical:
Architectural historian, critic, museum director, and influential teacher. Died 1987.
Provenance:
Donated 2000 by Dr. Gavin Stamp via Mosette Broderick, the executor of Henry-Russell Hitchcock's estate. Dr. Stamp, architecture professor at Glasgow School of Art, received them from the executors of the estate of Dorothy Stroud; he then turned them over to Broderick to place in the Archives.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Architectural historians  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- Great Britain  Search this
Architecture, Victorian -- Great Britain.  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hitchenl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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The International style in perspective : sound recordings

Creator:
Harvard University. Graduate School of Design  Search this
Names:
Beeby, Thomas H.  Search this
Bletter, Rosemarie Haag  Search this
Cobb, Henry Nichols, 1926-  Search this
Colquhoun, Alan, 1921-  Search this
Drexler, Arthur  Search this
Eisenman, Peter, 1932-  Search this
Forster, Kurt Walter  Search this
Handlin, David P.  Search this
Hewitt, William E., 1935-  Search this
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Levine, Neil  Search this
McCue, Gerald M., 1928-  Search this
Meier, Richard, 1934-  Search this
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990  Search this
Rudolph, Paul, 1918-  Search this
Rykwert, Joseph, 1926-  Search this
Searing, Helen  Search this
Sekler, Eduard F. (Eduard Franz)  Search this
Smithson, Peter, 1923-  Search this
Stern, Robert A. M.  Search this
Zevi, Bruno, 1918-2000  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1980 Apr. 16-17
Scope and Contents:
A symposium, "The International Style in Perspective," sponsored by Harvard University Graduate School of Design and held to commemorate the 1932 exhibit 'The International Style' held at the Museum of Modern Art. Speakers and panelists include architects, architectural historians and critics, among them: Thomas Hall Beeby, Rosemarie Bletter, Henry Cobb, Alan Colquhoun, Arthur Drexler, Peter D. Eisenman, Kurt Forster, David Handlin, William Hewitt, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Philip Cortelyou Johnson, Neil Levine, Gerald Mallon McCue, Richard Alan Meier, Lewis Mumford, Paul Marvin Rudolph, Joseph Rykwert, Helen Searing, Eduard Sekler, Peter Denham Smithson, Robert A. M. Stern and Bruno Zevi.
Provenance:
Donated 1982 by Harvard University.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Architecture, Modern  Search this
International style (Architecture)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.harvuniv
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Charles H. Rutan papers

Creator:
Rutan, Charles H. (Charles Hercules), 1851-1914  Search this
Names:
Gambrill, Charles D. (Charles Dexter), 1832-1880  Search this
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909  Search this
Mead, William Rutherford, 1846-1928  Search this
Norcross, C. W.  Search this
Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Extent:
74 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1870-1973
Scope and Contents:
24 letters received, including 4 from Henry Hobson Richardson, 2 from Charles F. McKim, 1 each from Stanford White and William Rutherford Mead, others from C.W. Norcross and Charles D. Gambrill. 50 additional items include biographical information about Rutan, photographs and illustrations of architecture (many annotated by Henry-Russell Hitchcock), a list of buildings Rutan worked on, and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Architect; Boston, Mass. Started working as an architect with H.H. Richardson's firm, Gambril and Richardson, New York, in 1869. He moved with the firm to Boston, and upon Richardson's death in 1886 created the firm Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, where he remained for the rest of his career.
Provenance:
Donated 1973 by Charles Strickland, grandson of Rutan.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rutachar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rutachar

Oral history interview with Margaret Scolari Barr relating to Alfred H. Barr

Interviewee:
Barr, Margaret Scolari, 1901-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Clark, Stephen C. (Stephen Carlton), b. 1882  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Extent:
69 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 February 22-May 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Margaret Scolari Barr conducted 1974 February 22-1974 May 13, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
The interview primarily concerns her husband, Alfred Hamilton Barr, Jr., the director of the Museum of Modern Art, but also touches upon her childhood in Italy, her educational background, and teaching at Vassar. She discusses her husband's career with the Museum of Modern Art, including his travel and entertaining for the museum, borrowing works of art, installing exhibitions, his work methods and published writings, the Rescue Committee for European Artists in World War II, and the 1958 fire at the Museum of Modern Art. She describes Alfred Barr's firing from the Museum of Modern Art in 1943. She recalls Steven Clark, Rene D'Harnoncourt, Henry Russell Hitchcock, Philip Cortelyou Johnson, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Margaret Scolari Barr (1901-1987) was married to Alfred Barr, the director of the Museum of Modern Art and lived in New York. Mrs. Barr taught at Vassar (Italian) and the Spence School (art history), wrote several books, and translated others. She worked closely with her husband, on numerous of his projects.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 46 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.barr74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barr74

Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987

Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Subject:
Howe, George  Search this
Johnson, Philip C.  Search this
Goldwater, Robert John  Search this
McCormick, Thomas J.  Search this
Kaufmann, Edgar  Search this
Berman, Leonid  Search this
Doesburg, Theo van  Search this
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Berman, Eugene  Search this
Francis, Henry Sayles  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Gill, Brendan  Search this
Erffa, Helmut von  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David)  Search this
Oud, J. J. P. (Jacobus Johannes Pieter)  Search this
Soby, James Thrall  Search this
Smith, Peter van der Meulen  Search this
Smith, E. Baldwin (Earl Baldwin)  Search this
Vanderbilt, Paul  Search this
Thomson, Virgil  Search this
Summerson, John Newenham, Sir  Search this
Sterner, Harold  Search this
Porter, Kingsley  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Pevsner, Nikolaus  Search this
Panofsky, Erwin  Search this
Sizer, Theodore  Search this
Scully, Vincent Joseph  Search this
Schindler, R. M. (Rudolph M.)  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln  Search this
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey)  Search this
Wittkower, Rudolf  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Mumford, Lewis  Search this
Abbott, Jere  Search this
Austin, Arthur Everett  Search this
Type:
Writings
Photographs
Topic:
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Architectural historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9728
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212014
AAA_collcode_hitchenp
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212014
Online Media:

Henry-Russell Hitchcock letters to Dorothy Stroud and John N. Summerson, 1946-1949

Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Subject:
Soane, John, Sir  Search this
Summerson, John Newenham, Sir  Search this
Stroud, Dorothy  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- Great Britain  Search this
Architecture, Victorian -- Great Britain.  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6315
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)224548
AAA_collcode_hitchenl
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_224548

Interview with Henry-Russell Hitchcock

Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1971 January 6
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16020
See more items in:
Russell Lynes papers, 1930-1986
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16020

Harris King Prior, Utica, N.Y. letter to Henry Russell Hitchcock, Northampton, Mass.

Creator:
Prior, Harris King, 1911-1975  Search this
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Subject:
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. School of Art  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1954 Apr 27
Topic:
School buildings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12002
See more items in:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12002
Online Media:

Advertisements for Books by Hitchcock

Collection Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 25, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1982, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Henry-Russell Hitchcock 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.
Collection Citation:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers / Series 5: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hitchenp-ref1000

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