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Conservation and Restoration of Paintings

Collection Creator:
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Reel 3393.archer
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000134714]
Date:
1973 October
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
See more items in:
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery exhibition files
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery exhibition files / Series 1: Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery exhibition files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94fff3dff-6713-4195-8fd5-6d493e3eca17
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archmhunt-ref386

George Leslie Stout papers

Creator:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Names:
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Correspondent:
Buck, Richard D.  Search this
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976  Search this
Gardner, G. Peabody (George Peabody)  Search this
Hall, Ardelia Ripley  Search this
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994  Search this
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961  Search this
Marceau, Henri, 1896-1969  Search this
Moore, Lamont  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965  Search this
Sizer, Theodore, 1892-1967  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Extent:
6.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Date:
1897-1978
1855
Summary:
The papers of conservator and museum director George Leslie Stout measure 6.4 linear feet and date from 1855, 1897-1978. Stout was head of the conservation department at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum, director of the Worcester Art Museum and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Massachusetts, and a member of the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives (MFAA) Section of the U.S. Army during World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with family, friends, colleagues and professional associations. There are letters from fellow Monuments Men who served in the MFAA section such as Thomas Carr Howe, Ardelia Hall, Lamont Moore, Theodore Sizer, Langdon Warner and several other prominent arts administrators. The papers also contain biographical materials, writings, sketches and one sketchbook, military records, printed materials, and photographs. There is a 0.2 linear foot addition to this collection acquired in 2020 that includes four diaries, 1944-1946, kept by George Stout as a member of the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives Section (MFAA) of the U.S. Army (known as the Monuments Men). The diaries describe Stout's experiences surveying war-caused damages in France, Germany, and Japan, and the recovery of Nazi impounded art works. Also included is a hand-made booklet that includes a "Glossary of Cha-no-yu Terms," which consists of quotes about Japanese art and tea drinking.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of conservator and museum director George Leslie Stout measure 6.4 linear feet and date from 1855, 1897-1978. Stout was head of the conservation department at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum, director of the Worcester Art Museum and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Massachusetts, and a member of the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives (MFAA) Section of the U.S. Army during World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with family, friends, colleagues and professional associations. There are letters from fellow Monuments Men who served in the MFAA section such as Thomas Carr Howe, Ardelia Hall, Lamont Moore, Theodore Sizer, Langdon Warner and several other prominent arts administrators. The papers also contain biographical materials, writings, sketches and one sketchbook, military records, printed materials, and photographs. There is a 0.2 linear foot addition to this collection acquired in 2020 that includes four diaries, 1944-1946, kept by George Stout as a member of the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives Section (MFAA) of the U.S. Army (known as the Monuments Men). The diaries describe Stout's experiences surveying war-caused damages in France, Germany, and Japan, and the recovery of Nazi impounded art works. Also included is a hand-made booklet that includes a "Glossary of Cha-no-yu Terms," which consists of quotes about Japanese art and tea drinking.

Biographical materials include college and graduate school transcripts, various certificates, four small appointment books and passports.

Correspondence is between George Leslie Stout and family, friends, colleagues, professional associations and fellow Monuments Men. Family correspondence is with Stout's immediate and extended family, the bulk of which is from Stout to his wife Margaret and his son Thomas. Correspondents in the Monuments Men correspondence include Thomas Carr Howe, Ardelia Hall, Lamont Moore, Theodore Sizer, Langdon Warner, and many others. There is also substantial correspondence with friends and professional colleagues in the museum and art world, such as Walter Beck, Richard D. Buck, William George Constable, Earl of Crawford, George Peabody Gardner, Jr., William Ivins, Jr., Henri Marceau, and Paul Sachs, among many others.

Writings by Stout consist of typescript drafts and published articles, speeches, and miscellaneous notes. Most of the writings concern art conservation and the speeches are memorials for two of Stout's colleagues. Notes consists of drafts for the texts of holiday cards Stout designed, biographical notes, and images and captions for The Care of Pictures. There are also three conference papers on art conservation written by other people.

Subject files document Stout's conservation projects as a consultant for museums, universities, galleries and other organizations. Also found in this series are documents relating to Stout's work after retiring from the Isabella Gardner Museum and his membership or participation in various arts programs and organizations.

A separate series contains files relating to Stout's World War II service in the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives (MFAA) Section. Found here are official military records, publications by Monuments Men, and a few scattered photographs. Military records include directives, reports, certificates and a bronze star medal. There are articles and books written by various Monuments Men such as Langdon Warner, Lincoln Kirstein and Theodore Sizer. There are also scattered photographs, only two of which depict tout (including one group photograph with Lamont Moore, Walker Hancock and other Monuments Men.) There are also 12 negatives with 4 prints depicting La Gleize Church and the town of Ambleve, Belgium in 1945. There are also four diaries documenting Stout's experiences in the MFAA Section in Europe and Japan from 1944-1946.

Personal business records include assorted legal and estate papers as well as financial papers such as receipts, travel expenses and donations.

Printed materials consists of news clippings, bulletins, brochures, press releases, conference papers, and magazine and journal articles, most of it related to art conservation.

Artwork includes pencil and ink drawings and sketches, mostly of travel scenes, people, and animals. There is one sketchbook of the human figure. Many sketches were loosely grouped together by Stout with titles such as "Pool Doodles" or "Park and Zoo." The is also one caricature of Eric Brown by Murray Pease.

The papers include photographs and negatives, mostly personal photographs of friends, family, relatives and colleagues. There are also photographs of art conservation conferences and travel photographs. Additional scattered photographs are located in the series containing the Monuments Men files.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1919-1977 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1922-1978 (2.5 linear feet; Box 1-3, OV 8)

Series 3: Writings, 1927-1978 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3-4)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1918, 1943-1978 (1 linear feet; Box 4, OV 8-9)

Series 5: Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives Section Files, 1918, 1942-1955, 1972-1975 (0.5 linear feet; Box 5, 10)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1938-1978 (0.1 linear feet; Box 5)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1926-1977 (0.8 linear feet; Box 5-6, OV 9)

Series 8: Sketchbooks, circa 1924-circa 1938, 1970-1977 (0.1 linear feet; Box 6)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, circa 1855, 1897-1978 (0.2 linear feet; Box 6-7)
Biographical / Historical:
George Leslie Stout (1897-1978) was a museum director and prominent art conservator in Massachusetts. Stout was head of the conservation department at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum, and director of the Worcester Art Museum and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Massachusetts. During World War II, Stout served in the U.S. Army Monuments, Fine Art and Archives (MFAA) and played a leading role in the protection, location, and recovery of art work stolen by the Nazis.

Born in Winterset, Iowa in 1897, George Leslie Stout was the oldest of six children and attended Winterset High School and served in the U.S. army during World War I. Following the war, Stout studied at the State University of Iowa, received his B.A. in 1921, worked for a few years, and married Margaret Hayes in 1924 with whom he had two sons, Robert and Thomas. He attended Harvard graduate school in 1926 and graduated with a Master of Art in 1929. Stout began working as a lecturer and conservator at Harvard's Fogg Art Museum, later becoming the head of the conservation department in 1933, a position he held until 1947.

During World War II, Stout re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy, having served in the reserves since World War I. Stout was one of the first members of the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives (MFAA) Section of the U.S. army. He was appointed to the MFAA Section for the Twelfth Army Group in 1944 and was one of the first Monuments Men to arrive at Normandy, France. He was later appointed Lieutenant Commander of the MFAA Section. Many of the Monuments Men's stolen art recovery achievements were directed by George Leslie Stout. Stout supervised the inventory and removal of looted art hidden by the Nazis in the salt mines of Merkers and Ransbach in Thuringia, Germany. Stout oversaw the organization, packing, and shipping of several thousand objects including paintings by Rubens and Goya, along with precious antiquities. At the Altaussee salt mines in Austria, he was in charge of the unit that recovered a large cache of stolen artwork that included Michelangelo's Madonna and Child and the Ghent Altarpiece or The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Hubert and Jan van Eyck. There, he also worked very closely with fellow Monuments Men Thomas Carr Howe. Stout went on to locate and recover looted artwork in other repositories in Germany, France, and the Netherlands. He maintained a relationship with many of his fellow Monuments Men after the war.

Stout left Europe in the latter half of 1945, then went to Japan where he served as the Chief of the Arts and Monuments Division at Headquarters of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Tokyo until the middle of 1946. After the war Stout received the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal for his army service and work as a Monuments Man in Europe.

Stout resumed his position as the head of the conservation department at the Fogg Art Museum when he returned to America. In 1947 he became the director of the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts where he stayed until 1955, when he became the director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston where he worked until his retirement in 1970. Stout wrote numerous articles about art conservation and wrote two books: Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia (1942), co-authored with Harvard colleage R. J. Gettens, and Care of Pictures (1948). Stout died in Menlo Park, California in 1978 and was widely recognized as a distinguished art conservator.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with George Stout conducted by Paul Karlstrom in 1978.
Provenance:
George Leslie Stout donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1978. In that same year, Robert Stout, son of George Leslie Stout, loaned four diaries to the Archives of American Art for microfilming. The four diaries were acquired at auction by the Archives in 2020 with generous donations from Paul Neely, David Copperfield in memory of Kelly Asbury, Deborah Lehr and John Rogers, Ambassador Nicholas F. Taubman, The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Foundation, Jeffrey P. Cunard and Mariko Ikehara, The Elbrun and Peter Kimmelman Family Foundation, Inc., Peter and Paula Lunder, William and Christine Ragland in memory of William McKenzie Ragland Lt. JG, U.S. Navy, Pacific Theater, WWII, The Kurin Family in honor of WWII Veteran Saul Kurin, Paul and Corine Wegener, and Judy and Bob Huret.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Conservators -- California  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Topic:
Museum directors -- United States  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Citation:
George Leslie Stout papers, 1855, 1897-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stougeor
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George Leslie Stout papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ccad7a5c-748e-4881-8fc3-5bf2bf18a811
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stougeor
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Sikorsky JRS-1

Manufacturer:
Sikorsky Aircraft Company  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 540 x 1550cm, 4816kg, 2620 x 388.62cm (17ft 8 5/8in. x 50ft 10 1/4in., 10617.4lb., 85ft 11 1/2in. x 12ft 9in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1938
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy, Bureau of Weapons.
Inventory Number:
A19610112000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9a360542b-cca7-403b-9ef9-a9d9a1a7d6bb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610112000
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Festival Recordings: Smithsonian Narrative Stage: What about Increase?; Crates are Art: Packing National Treasures

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Working at the Smithsonian Program 1996 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Loughran, Eileen (recorder)  Search this
Mai, Anh. (recorder)  Search this
Van Beek, Gus W. (Gus Willard), 1922-2012  Search this
Performer:
Wemmet, Chris  Search this
Nicolson, Dan H. (Dan Henry), 1933-2016  Search this
Kessler, David  Search this
Galloway, Marie  Search this
Bond, Melanie  Search this
Labandeira, Conrad Christopher, 1950-  Search this
Miles, Ellen Gross, 1941-  Search this
Adams, Harry  Search this
Carr, Jimmy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
India
Date:
1996 June 30
Track Information:
101 Stories from the Field,Research; Conservation / Chris Wemmet, Dan H. (Dan Henry) Nicolson, Gus W. (Gus Willard) Van Beek.

102 Stories from the Field,Research / David Kessler, Marie Galloway, Melanie Bond.

101 Planning Exhibitions / Conrad Christopher Labandeira, Ellen Gross Miles.

102 Planning Exhibitions; Caring for Collections / Harry Adams, Jimmy Carr.
Local Numbers:
FP-1996-CT-0100
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 30, 1996.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Botany  Search this
Archival materials -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Biology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Blizzards  Search this
Disasters  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Research  Search this
Paleobiology  Search this
Painting  Search this
Packing for shipment  Search this
Shipping  Search this
Function:
Exhibitions
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1996, Item FP-1996-CT-0100
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Working at the Smithsonian / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5be152927-de2b-4ffd-9580-d85de13c3d8d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1996-ref2516

Deterioration mechanisms in East Asian paintings: Some considerations of microscopic structure and mechanical failure modes

Author:
Winter, John  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1980
Citation:
Winter, John. 1980. "Deterioration mechanisms in East Asian paintings: Some considerations of microscopic structure and mechanical failure modes." In Proceedings, Third International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property—Conservation of Far Eastern Art Objects—November 1979. 27–48. Tokyo: Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties.
Identifier:
102150
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_102150

William Jacob Baer writing, [undated]

Creator:
Baer, William J. (William Jacob), 1860-1941  Search this
Citation:
William Jacob Baer writing, [undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Miniature painting -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10186
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213241
AAA_collcode_baerwill
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213241

Alfred Milton Duca papers, 1940-1997

Creator:
Duca, Alfred Milton, 1920-1997  Search this
Subject:
Bernstein, Leonard  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor  Search this
Brook, John  Search this
Citation:
Alfred Milton Duca papers, 1940-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, American -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9342
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211538
AAA_collcode_ducaalfr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211538

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Rescue Public Murals records, 2001-2013

Creator:
Heritage Preservation (Organization)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Citation:
Rescue Public Murals records, 2001-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Public art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16253
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370661
AAA_collcode_heripres
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370661
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Ralph and Bena Frank Mayer papers, [ca. 1920]-1964

Creator:
Mayer, Ralph, 1895-1979  Search this
Subject:
Biddle, George  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A.  Search this
Hammer, Victor Karl  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan  Search this
Hurd, Peter  Search this
MacKendrick, Lilian  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Mayer, Bena Frank  Search this
Citation:
Ralph and Bena Frank Mayer papers, [ca. 1920]-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7091
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209224
AAA_collcode_mayeralp
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209224

Rescue Public Murals records

Creator:
Heritage Preservation (Organization)  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
10.68 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Date:
2001-2013
Summary:
The records of Heritage Preservation's Rescue Public Murals program measure 1.2 linear feet and 10.68 GB and date from 2001 to 2013. The collection documents the assessment, restoration, and advocacy of several public outdoor murals throughout the country. Included are administrative records and project files containing email correspondence, project forms, press materials, photographs, technical specifications, and electronic records.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Heritage Preservation's Rescue Public Murals program measure 1.2 linear feet and 10.68 GB and date from 2001 to 2013. The collection documents the assessment, restoration, and advocacy of several public outdoor murals throughout the country. Included are administrative records and project files containing email correspondence, project forms, press materials, photographs, technical specifications, and electronic records.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 2001-2013 (0.4 Linear feet; Box 1, 0.141 GB; ER01)

Series 2: Project Files, 2006-2012 (0.8 Linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 10.54 GB; ER02-ER14)
Biographical / Historical:
Heritage Preservation (established 1982-2015) was an organization in Washington, D.C. working to preserve the nation's heritage for future generations through innovative leadership, education, and programs. In 2006, Heritage Preservation launched Rescue Public Murals, a program established to bring public attention to U.S. Murals, document their unique artistic and historic contributions, and secure the expertise and support to save them. Projects included mural assessments, restoration, creating written best practices for mural creation, advocacy, and documentation via digital photography. Heritage Preservation was established under the name National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2015 by Heritage Preservation via Tom Clareson, former president.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Public art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Rescue Public Murals records, 2001-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.heripres
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Rescue Public Murals records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c4b3750d-2788-406a-85bc-20947c08d0b9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-heripres

Bernard Zakheim papers

Creator:
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1930-1977]
Scope and Contents:
Resumes, lists of works exhibited and commissioned, and a copy of an award; addresses; correspondence primarily concerning his murals and his struggles to have them found or restored, including letters from John Dormer Smith's files, (Zakheim's biographer); notes and writings by Zakheim and others including a 113 page biography by the Federal Art Project, 1937; a sketchbook/journal; financial material, ca.1952-1966; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings and other printed materials regarding Zakheim, his political interests, and the local San Francisco community; photographs of Zakheim, his friends, and his works of art;
and 13 scrapbooks containing drafts of letters and the responses and printed material concerning Zakheim's work and his efforts to recover his murals.
Biographical / Historical:
Mural painter, sculptor; California.
Provenance:
Donated 1976 by Bernard Zakheim.
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:
Muralists -- California  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.zakhbern
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cb30362c-d183-403a-8d5c-fe3fd47e0dfe
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zakhbern

MCI Paintings Conservation Interview (shorter version)

Creator:
Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-05-18T16:25:41.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Conservation and restoration;Museum conservation methods;Museum techniques  Search this
See more by:
MCISmithsonian
Data Source:
Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
YouTube Channel:
MCISmithsonian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_jViT8_pPVOA

MCI Paintings Conservation Interview (longer version)

Creator:
Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-05-18T16:26:19.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Conservation and restoration;Museum conservation methods;Museum techniques  Search this
See more by:
MCISmithsonian
Data Source:
Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
YouTube Channel:
MCISmithsonian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_wTYVjPp22q4

Anna Lea Merritt papers

Creator:
Merritt, Anna Lea, 1844-1930  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((23 p. on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1975]
Scope and Contents:
List of paintings by Merritt; compiler unknown.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and etcher, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born in Andover, Hampshire, England. Studied in London with Henry Merritt. Author of a memoir on Henry Merritt, an art critic and painting restorer. Relinquished career during marriage to Merritt. Won 1889 Paris Exposition prize.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Etchers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Painting -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.merranna
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93fa40db8-8a23-450a-b401-b4384ed05e27
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-merranna

Anna Lea Merritt papers, [ca. 1975]

Creator:
Merritt, Anna Lea, 1844-1930  Search this
Citation:
Anna Lea Merritt papers, [ca. 1975]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Painting -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7974
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210142
AAA_collcode_merranna
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210142

Ralph and Bena Frank Mayer papers

Creator:
Mayer, Ralph, 1895-1979  Search this
Names:
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A., 1916-1979  Search this
Hammer, Victor Karl, 1882-  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan, 1899-1964  Search this
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984  Search this
MacKendrick, Lilian  Search this
Mayer, Bena Frank, 1898-1991  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1920]-1964
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, photographs, art work, subject files, scrapbooks, and printed material.
REELS D211-D213: Ralph Mayer's correspondence is with artists, conservators, museum directors, publishers, art organizations, and others. Notebooks contain data on 19th century canvas makers and dealers of artists' materials. Also included are correspondence and a ledger regarding restoration and conservation of paintings, 1929-1963; files on Columbia University, the National Academy of Design, the Newark Museum, The New York State Department of Commerce, the Whitney Museum of Art, subway murals, and other subjects; and correspondence with the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding standards for paints and pigments. Photographs are of Ralph Mayer's paintings. Correspondents include: George Biddle, Isabel Bishop, Alexander Brook, Charles Burchfield, Richard A. Florsheim, Victor Hammer, Stefan Hirsch, Peter Hurd, Lilian MacKendrick, Kenneth H. Miller, Walter Pach, Abraham Rattner, John Sloan, and David Smith.
Bena Frank Mayer's papers consist of biographical material, clippings, correspondence, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and photographs of her paintings. Two scrapbooks contain printed material, letters, and photographs regarding the Mayers' careers.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence includes Ralph Mayer's, 1930-1964, mainly concerning the use of artists' materials, Bena Frank correspondence, 1910-1977, and letters concerning Mayer's book, The Painter's Craft, 1948. Among his correspondents are Josef Albers, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Georgia O'Keeffe, Walter Pach, Paul Sample, John Sloan, and Frederic Taubes. Subject files are on the Artists' Laboratory, the Art Students League, Gustav Berger, Huntington Hartford, the MacDowell Colony, the National Academy of Design, Diego Rivera murals, subway murals, and other subjects. Writings consist of papers on commercial standards of paint, a typescript of The Painter's Craft, and lecture notes from classes Mayer taught at the Art Students League and Columbia University.
Art work consists of sketchbooks and sketches. Photographs are of the Mayers, their studios, family, friends, and paintings. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, brochures, clippings, and posters. There are also six scrapbooks, ca. 1930-1940, containing clippings, photographs, letters received, and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Ralph Mayer: conservator, restorer, painter. Died 1979. Bena Frank Mayer: painter. They lived in New York. Ralph Mayer was educated as a chemical engineer, and spent several years working in the manufacture of paints and varnishes. He also studied painting at the Art Students League. His work in conservation and artists' materials led him to found the Artists Technical Research Institute in 1959. Author of The Artists Handbook of Materials and Techniques (1940) and The Painter's Craft (1948), and numerous articles. Taught at Columbia University.
Provenance:
Material on reels D211-D213 was lent for microfilming in 1965 by Ralph Mayer. Portions were subsequently donated along with unmicrofilmed material, 1972-1979, by Ralph and Bena Frank Mayer.
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 restorers  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Restorers  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mayeralp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dd9999e2-6a80-4d08-9531-d0f9c0ecb497
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mayeralp

Issues in contemporary oil paint Klaas Jan van den Berg, Aviva Burnstock, Matthijs de Keijzer, Jay Krueger, Tom Learner, Alberto de Tagle, Gunnar Heydenreich, editors

Author:
Issues in Contemporary Oil Paint Symposium (2013 : Amersfoort, Netherlands)  Search this
Editor:
Berg, Klaas Jan van den  Search this
Burnstock, Aviva  Search this
Keijzer, Matthijs de  Search this
Krueger, Jay  Search this
Learner, Tom  Search this
Tagle, Alberto de  Search this
Heydenreich, Gunnar  Search this
Host institution:
Netherlands Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 430 pages illustrations (some color) 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Congrès
Congress
Conference papers and proceedings
Actes de congrès
Date:
2014
20th century
21st century
20e siècle
21e siècle
Topic:
Paint materials--Analysis  Search this
Painting, Modern--Conservation and restoration--Technique  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Peinture (Produit chimique)--Constituants--Analyse  Search this
Peinture--Conservation et restauration--Technique  Search this
Musées--Méthodes de conservation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113185

A laboratory plays detective in an art museum : detecting forgeries and studying the preservation of paintings at the Fogg Museum

Creator:
Schriftgiesser, Karl, 1903-  Search this
Subject:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney)  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1924 Apr. 16
Citation:
Karl Schriftgiesser. A laboratory plays detective in an art museum : detecting forgeries and studying the preservation of paintings at the Fogg Museum, 1924 Apr. 16. Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11755
See more items in:
Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk 1923-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11755

Louis Pomerantz Rijksmuseum student notebook

Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis, 1919-1988  Search this
Subject:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1950-1951
Citation:
Louis Pomerantz. Louis Pomerantz Rijksmuseum student notebook, 1950-1951. Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17273
See more items in:
Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950-1988
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17273
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