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Charles Lang Freer selected papers

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Bing, Siegfried, 1838-1905  Search this
Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943  Search this
Bixby, William K. (William Keeney), 1857-1931  Search this
Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chretien, 1860-  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Campbell, Colin, Lady, 1857-1911  Search this
Campbell, Colin, Lord, 1853-1895  Search this
Canfield, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1855-1914  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley), 1857-1922  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952  Search this
Gellatly, John, 1853-1931  Search this
Gookin, Frederick William  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944  Search this
Hecker, Frank J. (Frank Joseph), 1846-1927  Search this
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran, 1868-1951  Search this
Laufer, Berthold, 1874-1934  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio, 1867-1940  Search this
McCormick, Frederick, 1870-  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-1970  Search this
Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959  Search this
Moore, Charles, 1855-1942  Search this
Nomura, Yozo  Search this
Philip, Rosalind Birnie, 1873-1958  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Rhoades, Katharine N., 1885-1965  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Warring, Joseph Stephens, 1863?-1944  Search this
Way, Thomas R. (Thomas Robert), 1861-1913  Search this
Whistler, Beatrix Philip Godwin, d. 1896  Search this
Wong, K. T.  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Extent:
34 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1876-1931
Scope and Contents:
Papers concerning Freer's art collecting activities, including correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs. In addition to Freer's own correspondence, the papers include correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler and of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, correspondence of Freer's assistant Katharine Nash Rhoades, and correspondence regarding Freer's bequest to the Smithsonian Institution.
Correspondence, ca. 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; 30 v. of letterpress books containing copies of letters sent, 1892-1910; correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler, and his wife Beatrix, 186?-1909, with Lady Colin Campbell, Thomas R. Way, Alexander Reid, Whistler' mother, Mrs. George W. Whistler, and others; correspondence of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, 1904-1913, regarding works in Canfield's collection; and correspondence of Freer's assistant, Katharine Nash Rhoades, 1920-1921, soliciting Freer letters and regarding the settlement of his estate.
Also included are twenty-nine pocket diaries, 1889-1890, 1892-1898, 1900-1919, recording daily activities, people and places visited, observations, and comments; a diary kept by Freer's caretaker, Joseph Stephens Warring, recording daily activities at Freer's Detroit home, 1907-1910;
Inventories, n.d. and 1901-1921, of American, European, and Asian art in Freer's collection, often including provenance information; vouchers, 1884-1919, documenting his purchases; five volumes of scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeill Whistler, 1888-1931, labeled "Various," "Peacock Room," "Death, etc.," "Paris, etc.," and "Boston...London" ; three volumes of newsclippings, 1900-1930, concerning Freer and the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art;
correspondence regarding Freer's gift and bequest to the Smithsonian Institution, 1902-1916; and photographs, ca. 1880-1930, of Freer, including portraits by Alvin Langdon Coburn and Edward Steichen, Freer with others, Freer in Cairo, China and Japan, Freer's death mask, and his memorial service, Kyoto, 1930; photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenellosa, Katharine Rhoades taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind B. Philip, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbott H. Thayer, Dwight Tryon, and Whistler; and photographs relating to Whistler, including art works depicting him, grave and memorial monuments, works of art, the Peacock Room, and Whistler's memorial exhibition at the Copley Society.
Among Freer's correspondents are: Otto Bacher, Bernard Berenson, Siegfried Bing, Laurence Binyon, W.K. Bixby, Sigisbert Chretien Bosch-Reitz, Charles H. Caffin, Colin Campbell, Richard Canfield, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Stuart Church, Alfred Vance Churchill, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Arthur Wesley Dow, Ernest Fenollosa, Albert Gallatin, John Gellatly, Frederick W. Gookin, Sadakichi Hartmann, Frank J. Hecker, Dikran Kelekian, M. Knoedler & Co., Berthold Laufer, Lien Hui Ching Collection, W.A. Livingstone, Frederick McCormick, Bunkio Matsuki, Gari Melchers, Agnes Meyer, Eugene Meyer, Charles Moore, Yozo Nomura, Rosalind Birnie Philip, Charles A. Platt, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Smithsonian Institution, Joseph Stephens Warring, Thomas Way, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, Charles Walcott of the Smithsonian Institution, Beatrix Whistler, James McNeill Whistler, K.T. Wong, Yamanaka & Co., and Seaouke Yue.
Arrangement:
All correspondence except letterpress books: arranged alphabetically by correspondent; letterpress books are chonological.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector; Detroit, Michigan. Collected Asian, American, and European art, including a large collection of works by James McNeill Whistler. Founded the Freer Gallery of Art, which is now part of the Smithsonian Institution.
Provenance:
Selected for microfilming from the Charles Lang Freer papers at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Microfilmed 1992 by the Archives of American Art with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Fellowships and Grants Research Resources Program. Portions of the correspondence and the letterpress books were previously filmed by the Freer in the 1970 (AAA reels 77, 453-456, and 1217-1232); those reels have been replaced by this microfilming project. See Finding Aid for information on papers not selected for microfilming.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.freechar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freechar

Rocky Korr Oral History, 1960-2010

Topic:
Birds, beasts, blossoms, and bugs: the nature of Japan (Monograph)
Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Names:
Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries (Exhibition) (2007 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Sackler Gallery of Art.  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Abbot, C. G. (Charles Greeley), 1872-1973  Search this
Beach, Milo Cleveland  Search this
Lawton, Thomas, 1931-  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-1970  Search this
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Raby, Julian  Search this
Stern, Harold P.  Search this
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942  Search this
Extent:
2 Minutes (CDs, 80)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Minutes
Oral history
Place:
USA -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Rocky Korr was an art handler for the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery from 1960-2010. The oral history was conducted June 2010 by Freer|Sackler Archivist Rachael Woody. The interview was conducted in an attempt to capture Mr. Korr's wealth of knowledge on the evolution and history of the Freer|Sackler Galleries and the art handling profession. The history includes stories about the galleries, recounting major milestones and events, and anecdotes from Mr. Korr's four decades of experience at the Smithsonian.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged on CDs. Each disc track is 1 question and answer session. Transcript available per request.
Biographical / Historical:
Rocky Korr was an art handler for the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery from 1960-2010.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2010.08
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
manuscripts -- Exhibitions  Search this
Exhibition  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral history
Identifier:
FSA.A2010.08
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2010-08

Chinese painting as reflected in the thought and art of Li Lung-mien, 1070-1106 / by Agnes E. Meyer

Author:
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970  Search this
Updike, Daniel Berkeley 1860-1941 CU-BANC  Search this
United States Massachusetts (Boston)  Search this
Merrymount Press CU-BANC  Search this
Subject:
Li, Kung-lin (Li, Lung-mien) 1049-1106  Search this
Physical description:
ix-xii, [2], 423, [1] p. plates. ; 30 x 23 cm. + 20 pl. loose in portfolio. 36 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1923
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
759.951.L6 M6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_860742

Presentation to Agnes E. Meyer by the Board of Regents

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Agnew, Spiro T. 1918-1996  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970  Search this
Brown, John Nicholas 1900-1979  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
May 20, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1634R2]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372665

Clippings, 1915-1998

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Subject:
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970  Search this
Vever, Henri 1854-1942  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang 1856-1919  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Freer Visiting Committee  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
7 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Press releases
Date:
1915
1915-1998
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Publicity  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01000
See more items in:
Clippings 1915-1998 [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of Public Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_227733

Administrative Records, 1963-1990

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of the Associate Director  Search this
Subject:
Rhoades, Katharine N. 1885-1965  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970  Search this
Wenley, A. G (Archibald Gibson) 1898-1962  Search this
Stern, Harold P  Search this
Pope, John Alexander 1906-1982  Search this
Louie, Richard  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of the Assistant Director, Administration  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art Office of the Director  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of the Assistant Director, Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Joint Visiting Committee  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Pamphlets
Brochures
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Date:
1963
1963-1990
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01040
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1963-1990 [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of the Associate Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_228071

Photographs, 1920s-1980s

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Cahill, James 1926-2014  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970  Search this
Pope, John Alexander 1906-1982  Search this
Atıl, Esin  Search this
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Lawton, Thomas 1931-  Search this
Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942  Search this
Stern, Harold P  Search this
Wenley, A. G (Archibald Gibson) 1898-1962  Search this
Newmeyer, Sarah  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Akihito Emperor of Japan 1933-  Search this
Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah King of Nepal d. 1972  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
1 linear meter
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1920
1920-1989
1920s-1980s
Local number:
SIA RU401004
Restrictions & Rights:
These records are located in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217665

The diaries of Agnes Meyer : during the years 1917-1933

Author:
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970  Search this
Subject:
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970  Search this
Physical description:
776 unnumbered pages ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Diaries
Date:
1971
Call number:
CT275.M57 M49 1971
Restrictions & Rights:
"This diary of Agnes E. Meyer has not been published and all rights are reserved under the Common Law Copyright. The diary has been reproduced by her children for their personal use and for the personal use of her grandchildren and certain of her very close friends who have agreed not to reproduce, distribute, sell or otherwise transfer all or any portion of the diary without the written permission from one of her children."--page [3].
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043172

Native sources for the history of Chinese pictorial art / by Friedrich Hirth... English version by Agnes E. Meyer

Author:
Hirth, Friedrich 1845-1927  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1917
Topic:
Painting--History  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .H67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_859525

Out of these roots : the autobiography of an American woman / Agnes E. Meyer

Author:
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970  Search this
Subject:
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970  Search this
Physical description:
x, 385 p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1953
Call number:
CT275.M5124 A3
920 .M5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_669334

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Memorial exhibition, Freer Gallery of Art

Author:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970 Art collections  Search this
Meyer, Eugene 1875-1959 Art collections  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
[5], 77 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1971
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
N857.5 .M612 1971
708.1.F84 M3
N857.5.M612 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_439589

Charles Lang Freer and his gallery / by Agnes E. Meyer

Author:
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970  Search this
Subject:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
23 p. col. illus., port. 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1970
Call number:
N857.5 .M48X
927.F84 M6
N857.5.M48X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_5211

Portraiture and feminine identity in the Stieglitz Circle : Agnes Ernst Meyer, Katharine Rhoades, and Marion Beckett / Jessica Murphy

Author:
Murphy, Jessica  Search this
Subject:
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970  Search this
Rhoades, Katharine N. 1885-1965  Search this
Beckett, Marion H  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 366 p ; cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
2009
20th century
Topic:
Stieglitz Circle (Group of artists)  Search this
Women--Identity  Search this
Gender identity in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1006505

Reproductions of the paintings of Li Lung-Mien : to accompany Chinese painting as reflected in the thought and art of Li Lung-Mien by Agnes E. Meyer

Author:
Li, Gonglin 1049-1106  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970 Chinese painting as reflected in the thought and art of Li Lung-Mien  Search this
Subject:
Li, Gonglin 1049-1106  Search this
Physical description:
20 plates loose in portfolio ; 36 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
192u
[192?]
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1054343

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