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Oral history interview with Dennis Adrian, 2015 October 8-9

Interviewee:
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silverman, Lanny, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Anderson, Jeremy Radcliffe  Search this
Swinton, Tilda  Search this
Garver, Thomas H.  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Wiles, Bertha Harris  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Dubuffet  Search this
Ito, Miyoko  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Barnes, Robert  Search this
Baum, Don  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Botticelli, Sandro  Search this
Florsheim, Lillian H.  Search this
Schulze, Franz  Search this
Wilde, Oscar  Search this
Leaf, June  Search this
Kind, Phyllis  Search this
Acconi, Vito  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Hoffman, Rhona  Search this
Nicholson, Natasha  Search this
Petlin, Irving  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford)  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Parker, Dorothy  Search this
Hanson, Philip  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Achilles, Rolf  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Maxon, John  Search this
Brown, Roger  Search this
Rossi, Barbara  Search this
Artner, Alan G.  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Spero, Nancy  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Carlson, Victor I.  Search this
Coplans, John Rivers  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
New York University  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project  Search this
Akron Art Museum  Search this
Madison Art Center  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Homosexuality  Search this
Art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Curators  Search this
Educators  Search this
Art thefts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17346
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)380479
AAA_collcode_adrian15
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_380479
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Allegorical Figure

Artist:
Attributed to Nar Singh (Painted between late 1580s and 1604)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8.8 x 5.6 cm (3 7/16 x 2 3/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
India
Date:
ca. 1600
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
portrait  Search this
woman  Search this
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
Reign of Akbar (1556 - 1605)  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ruth and Sherman Lee
Accession Number:
F1995.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye34ffa675f-407f-4b3b-85c3-15579ff0d66e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1995.13

Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997

Creator:
Lee, Sherman E., 1918-2008  Search this
Subject:
Rockefeller, John D.  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Case Western Reserve University  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6167
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216401
AAA_collcode_leeshere
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216401
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Lee, Sherman E.

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Container:
Box 54
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 3: Alpha-Subject File / Research Awards Program
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref3303

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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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Lee, Sherman E., Cleveland Museum of Art, 1975-1976

Collection Creator:
Lippe, Aschwin, 1914-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 57
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Aschwin Lippe Collection, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
See more items in:
Aschwin Lippe Collection
Aschwin Lippe Collection / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2012-01-ref268

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Singer, Paul, 1904-  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet (Boxes 2-8)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906-1996
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence is with Asian art scholars and collectors, museums, galleries, universities, and art dealers, and includes letters, cards, and postcards received, as well as several outgoing letters from Singer. Topics of conversation include loan requests and viewings of Singer's collection; Chinese art object consultations; notices of items of interest up for auction; ongoing discussions of the disposition of Singer's collection upon his death; and publication of and edits to his collection catalog project.
The following list is selective and represents about seventy-five percent of the individuals who corresponded with Paul Singer.

Bahr, Edna H.

Barnard, Noel (The Australian National University)

Beach, Milo C. (Arthur M. Sackler Gallery)

Bernat, Paul

Brinker, Helmut H. (Fogg Art Museum)

Brundage, Avery

Bulling, Anneliese Gutkind

Bunker, Emma C.

Bush, George, President

Capon, Edmund (Victoria & Albert Museum)

Caro, Frank (C.T. Loo--gallery)

Chait, Ralph M.

Chang, Kwang-chih (Yale University)

Chase, Thomas W. (Freer Gallery of Art)

Cheung, Kwong-yue (The Australian National University)

Chow, Fang (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Chu, Jen-hsing (National Palace Museum)

Cleveland, Richard S. (The Saint Louis Art Museum)

Cox, Warren E.

Crawford, John M., Jr.

D'Argence, Ivon (M.H. de Young Memorial Museum)

Dohrenwend, Doris J. (The Royal Ontario Museum)

du Boulay, Anthony (Christie's, New York)

Eskenazi, J.E.

Fontein, Jan (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Fu, Marilyn (Princeton University)

Fu, Shen (Freer Gallery of Art)

Gettens, Rutherford J.

Getz, Joel

Gichner, Lawrence E.

Goepper, Roger (Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst)

Gray, Basil (British Museum)

Grisdale, Dick and Marjorie

Gyllensvard, Bo

Hathaway, Calvin S. (The Cooper Union)

Hayashi, Minao (Kyoto University)

Higuchi, T. (Kyoto University

Hippen, Will, Jr. (Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego)

Huber, Louisa G. Fitzgerald

Hsu, F. Richard (China Institute in America)

Kahane, Andrew

Keene, Manuel D.

Kelley, Clarence W. (The Dayton Art Institute)

Kimpel, Ben (Drew University)

Kuwayama, George (L.A. County Museum of Art)

Lally, James (Sotheby Park Bernet)

Lee, Sammy Yukuan (Oriental House, Ltd.)

Lee, Sherman E. (The Cleveland Museum of Art)

Levitan, Kit Carson Bennett

Little, Stephen (The Cleveland Museum of Art; Asian Art Musuem of San Francisco)

Loehr, Max (Fogg Art Museum)

Loekl, Greta Schreyer

Loh, Pichon P.Y. (Upsala College)

Maeda, Robert J. (Brandeis University)

Mackay, Colin J. D. (Sotheby's, London)

Marumoto, Shinichi (Kadansha Publishers)

Matsumoto, Helen L.

Mino, Yutaka

Mowry, Robert D. (The Asia Society)

Neill, Mary Gardner (Yale University Art Gallery)

Poor, Richard (University of Minnesota)

Proctor, Patty (Royal Ontario Museum)

Ravenal, Richard S. (Asian Gallery)

Rawson, Jessica (The British Museum)

Reynolds, Valrae (The Newark Museum)

Riddell, Sheila

Rockefeller, John D., 3rd

Rockefeller, Mrs. John D. (Blanchette)

Sackler, Arthur M.

Sackler, Jill

Sackler, Marietta Lutze

Scott, Hugh (U.S. Senate)

Schloss, Ezekiel

Shangraw, Clarence F. (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco)

Shen, Yusen

Sickman, Laurence (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)

Singer, Erwin

So, Jenny

Spelman, Ruth (C.W. Post Center)

Sullivan, Michael (Univ. Of Malaya in Singapore)

Swann, Peter C. (Museum of Eastern Art, Oxford)

Thote, Alain

Trousdale, William (U.S. National Museum)

Trubner, Henry (The Royal Ontario Museum)

Tsang, Shu-ping Teng (National Palace Museum)

Tsiang, Katherine R.

Tung, Tom Wu (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Umehara, Sueji

Vannotti, Franco

Veit, Willibald

Wardwell, Allen (The Asia Society)

Washburn, Gordon B. (The Asia Society)

Waterbury, Florance

Watson, William (Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, Univ. Of London)

Whitfield, Roderick (Princeton University)

Wilson, Marc F. (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)

Wu, Tung (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Ziebold, Thomas O. (Braddock Services Inc.)

Woodward, Hiram W., Jr. (The Walters Art Gallery)

Yuey, Joe
Arrangement:
The bulk of the files are arranged alphabetically by correspondent or corresponding institution. Numerous copies made after the receipt of the collection are of select letters and postcards and have not been further sorted.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Paul Singer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1991.01, Series 2
See more items in:
Paul Singer Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Unidentified sender letter to Sherman E. Lee

Creator:
Lee, Sherman E., 1918-2008  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1981 Aug. 4
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Illustrated letters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14960
See more items in:
Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14960

Sherman Lee with his book A history of far eastern art

Subject:
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1964
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14961
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Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Unidentified sender postcard to Sherman E. Lee

Creator:
Lee, Sherman E., 1918-2008  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
China
Date:
197-
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14962
See more items in:
Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14962
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Sherman E. Lee in China leading the Art and Archaeological Delegation of the American Council of Learned Societies

Subject:
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
China
Date:
1973
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14973
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14973

Sherman E. Lee and members of the Art and Archaeological Delegation of the American Council of Learned Societies at the mausoleum of Sun Yat-sen

Subject:
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
China
Date:
1973 November 28
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14974
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Sherman E. Lee and members of the Art and Archaeological Delegation of the American Council of Learned Societies at Hangzhou Seal Carvers Hill

Subject:
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
China
Date:
1973 December 5
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14975
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Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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John and Kimiko Powers to Sherman Lee

Creator:
Powers, John, 1916-  Search this
Lee, Sherman E., 1918-2008  Search this
Subject:
Powers, Kimiko  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1996 November 28
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17099
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Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17099
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Sherman E. Lee papers

Creator:
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Names:
Case Western Reserve University -- Faculty  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Harvard University -- Faculty  Search this
Rockefeller, John D., 1906-  Search this
Extent:
10.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Travel diaries
Photographs
Date:
1947-1997
Summary:
The papers of Cleveland museum director and art historian Sherman E. Lee measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1947-1997. The records document Lee's extensive career as an art historian, curator and expert on Asian art, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, writer, educator, and consultant. His papers include scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings, travel files, committees and organizations files, consulting files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and one pencil drawing.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Cleveland museum director and art historian Sherman E. Lee measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1947-1997. The records document Lee's extensive career as an art historian, curator and expert on Asian art, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, writer, educator, and consultant. His papers include scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings, travel files, committees and organizations files, consulting files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and one pencil drawing.

Correspondence is with friends, scholars, editors, collectors, dealers, art societies and organizations, and other museums. Writings consist of articles, lectures, book reviews by Lee and scattered writings by others. Writing project files contain correspondence with publishers, contracts, and printed material relating to the publication of Lee's writings. Travel files document numerous trips to Asian and European countries and include travel diaries, photographs, and lists of works of art viewed. There are files concerning Lee's membership and involvement with various committees, museums, and arts organizations. Consulting files mostly focus on Lee's work advising John D. Rockefeller III on the purchase of art, and with the Permanent Public Areas Advisory Committee of Cleveland, Ohio. Teaching files document classes he taught at Case Western Reserve and Harvard. Personal business records mostly concern Lee's personal art collection. Also found among the papers are general clippings, photographs of Lee and of artwork, and one pencil drawing.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 12 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1947-circa 1983 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1, 11)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1953-1996 (1.5 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1962-1983 (1.7 linear feet; Box 2-4)

Series 4: Writing Project Files, 1958-1997 (1.0 linear feet; Box 4-5)

Series 5: Travel Files, 1959-1994 (1.8 linear feet; Box 5-7)

Series 6: Committees and Organization Files, 1971-1997 (1.8 linear feet; Box 7-8)

Series 7: Consulting Files, 1960-1993 (1.1 linear feet; Box 8-9)

Series 8: Teaching Files, 1963-1977 (0.1 linear feet; Box 9)

Series 9: Personal Business Records, 1958-1995 (0.3 linear feet; Box 9)

Series 10: Printed Material, 1962-1987 (0.9 linear feet; Box 10-11)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1952-1993 (0.2 linear feet; Box 10-11)

Series 12: Artwork, circa 1960s (1 folder; Box 10)
Biographical / Historical:
Sherman Emery Lee (1918-2008) was an recognized expert on Asian art and director of the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1958-1983.

Born in Seattle, Washington in 1918, Sherman E. Lee grew up in New York and received degrees from American University and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Lee began his art career as a curator at the Detroit Institute of Art and Seattle Art Museum. During World War II, he served with the U. S. Navy and was transferred to the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section in Japan. After the war he continued working as a civilian advisor on the preservation of Japanese artworks.

Sherman Lee accepted a position as curator of Oriental art at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1952 and became director in 1958, where he remained until 1983. During his long tenure there, he built one of this country's most remarkable collections of Asian art, transforming the museum from a regional presence to one of national significance. In 1973 Lee was chosen as Chairman of the Art and Archeology Delegation to the People's Republic of China, jointly sponsored by the Committee on Scholarly Communication of the People's Republic of China and the Scientific and Technical Association of the People's Republic of China.

Lee wrote or co-wrote a number of books including A History of Far Eastern Art (1964) and numerous articles for journals, magazines, and newspapers. He was the recipient of many honorary degrees, awards, and honors including the Order of the Sacred Treasure from Japan and Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur. He taught art history courses at the Case Western Reserve University and Harvard and was consultant to John D. Rockefeller III and the Cleveland Permanent Public Advisory Committee. He retired to North Carolina where he taught at the University of North Carolina and was advisor to the University's Ackland Art Museum.

Lee was married to his wife Ruth for sixty-nine years. The two met in college and had three daughters and one son. Lee died July 9, 2008 at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Provenance:
Sherman E. Lee donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1997.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Conract Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Sherman E. Lee 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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Art museum curators -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Museum directors -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Educators -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, East Asian  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Travel diaries
Photographs
Citation:
Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.leeshere
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Forward, for Feininger

Collection Creator:
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Conract Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Sherman E. Lee 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:
Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sherman E. Lee papers
Sherman E. Lee papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes / Articles, Books, and Essays
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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"Sosetsu and Flowers"

Collection Creator:
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Conract Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Sherman E. Lee 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:
Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sherman E. Lee papers
Sherman E. Lee papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes / Articles, Books, and Essays
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-leeshere-ref101

"To See Big Within Small: Hsiao-Chung-Chien-Ta"

Collection Creator:
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Conract Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Sherman E. Lee 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:
Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sherman E. Lee papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes / Articles, Books, and Essays
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Archives of American Art
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"General Introduction to Cleveland Museum of Art, Oriental Objects"

Collection Creator:
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Conract Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Sherman E. Lee 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:
Sherman E. Lee papers, 1947-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Sherman E. Lee papers
Sherman E. Lee papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes / Articles, Books, and Essays
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-leeshere-ref103

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