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Joshua Charles Taylor papers

Creator:
Taylor, Joshua C. (Joshua Charles), 1917-1981  Search this
Names:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
20.3 Items (linear ft. (partially microfilmed))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1982
Scope and Contents:
The papers of museum director and art historian Joshua Charles Taylor, measure 20.3 linear feet and date from 1931-1982 and include biographical information, correspondence, writings, works of art, a scrpabook, photographs, teaching material and printed material. Biographical information consists of curriculum vitae, bibliographies, and a military honorable discharge certificate. Correspondence is with students and others. Writings include journals 1967, 1969, 1978-1981. Works of art consist of 12 sketchbooks and sketches by Taylor and others. A scrapbook contains programs, photographs, and clippings concerning puppet shows, musical reviews, symphony concerts, and plays, 1933, 1935-1941. Writings include notes, manuscripts, and typescripts for forewords, publications and lectures. photographs and slides are of Taylor, others and artwork. Taylor;s teaching material regards the University of Chicago and includes minutes of meetings, class lists and course outlines, and students' papers.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director, art historian; Washington, D.C. Taylor was born in Oregon and received his B.A. from Reed College in 1939. He taught theater and served in World War II before completing his M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Art History at Princeton. For more than twenty years he was professor of art history and humanities at the University of Chicago. In 1970 he became the director of the National Museum of American Art (then the National Collection of Fine Arts) a position he held until his death in 1981.
Provenance:
Material on reels 2228-2232 and 14 feet of unmicrofilmed material donated 1981 by Mrs. Stanley Johnson and Mrs. William Wuorinen, sisters of Joshua C. Taylor. Additional 2 feet of additional material was transferred from the National Museum of American Art, 1982-1984.
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 historians  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Washington (D.C.)
Identifier:
AAA.tayljosh
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tayljosh

Joshua Charles Taylor papers, 1931-1982

Creator:
Taylor, Joshua C. (Joshua Charles),, 1917-1981  Search this
Subject:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5876
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208716
AAA_collcode_tayljosh
Theme:
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208716

"Creative Printmaking in Pakistan" Exhibition

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
December 17, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1693]
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_372730

"Creative Printmaking in Pakistan" Exhibition

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
December 17, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1694]
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_372731

Opening of Exhibition Featuring Contemporary Paintings from India

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Jha, Lakshmi Kant 1913-1988  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Souza, F. N. 1924-2002  Search this
Bhavsar, Natvar 1934-  Search this
Samant, Mohan 1926-2004  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
March 15, 1973
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-2128]
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_395074

Opening of Exhibition Featuring Contemporary Paintings from India

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Jha, Lakshmi Kant 1913-1988  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Souza, F. N. 1924-2002  Search this
Bhavsar, Natvar 1934-  Search this
Samant, Mohan 1926-2004  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
March 15, 1973
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-2129]
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_395075

Tour of National Collection of Fine Arts

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Pickle, J. J  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
January 26, 1971
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1696]
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_372732

Central Administrative Files, 1908-1974

Creator:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Smithsonian Art Commission  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Commission  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
59 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1908
1908-1974
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01449
See more items in:
Central Administrative Files 1908-1974 [National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287086

Departmental Records, 1957, 1961-2009

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Herman, Lloyd E  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Monroe, Michael W  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Trapp, Kenneth R  Search this
Milosch, Jane  Search this
Hergesheimer, Marguerite  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. processed holdings
35.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Exhibition catalogs
Color photographs
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Brochures
Architectural drawings
Color negatives
Date:
1957
1957-2009
1957, 1961-2009
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Publications  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00377
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Departmental Records 1957, 1961-2009 [Renwick Gallery]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219777

Agency history, 1907-

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1907
1907-
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00155
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221204

Agency history, 1989-

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Research and Scholars Center  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Allen, Rachel M  Search this
Hennessey, Christine  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1989
1989-
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00164
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221217

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1892-2007, 2010-2016

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Physical description:
24.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
12.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Electronic mail
Date:
1892
1892-2016
1892-2007, 2010-2016
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00817
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Correspondence and Memoranda 1892-2007, 2010-2016 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225686

Commission Records, 1908-2001, 2007-2016

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Physical description:
3.67 cu. ft. processed holdings
3 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1908
1908-2016
1908-2001, 2007-2016
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00818
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Commission Records 1908-2001, 2007-2016 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225687

Exhibition Records, 1906-2007

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Physical description:
25.75 cu. ft. processed holdings
1.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Clippings
Date:
1906
1906-2007
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00820
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1906-2007 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225688

Collection Records, 1905-2001

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Physical description:
0.68 cu. ft. processed holdings
2.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Date:
1905
1905-2001
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00821
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Collection Records 1905-2001 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225689

Associations, Committees and Councils Records, 1943-2004

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Physical description:
13.16 cu. ft. processed holdings
1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1943
1943-2004
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00824
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Associations, Committees and Councils Records 1943-2004 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225691

Subject Files, 1901-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Physical description:
39.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
9 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1901
1901-2000
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00823
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Subject Files 1901-2000 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225698

Professional Activity Files, 1934-1983

Creator:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Physical description:
5.17 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1934
1934-1983
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00825
See more items in:
Professional Activity Files 1934-1983 [National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225699

Barney Studio House Records, 1974-2001

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Barney, Alice Pike 1857-1931  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Architectural drawings
Brochures
Manuscripts
Date:
1974
1974-1997
1974-2001
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00826
Restrictions & Rights:
Permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Barney Studio House Records 1974-2001 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225700

Staff Meeting Records, 1972-1983

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1972
1972-1983
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00843
See more items in:
Staff Meeting Records 1972-1983 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225756

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