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Old Westbury -- The Studio

Former owner:
Whitney, Harry Payne, Mrs.  Search this
Miller, Flora Whitney  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Architect:
Aldrich, Chester Holmes, 1871-1940  Search this
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Studio (Old Westbury, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Westbury
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a work sheet, features plan, slide view plan, copies of photographs, and copies of articles.
Former Title:
Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney Studio
General:
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney commissioned the retreat for a place to work on sculpture and as an entertainment pavilion for friends. The axis of the site is north and south. The rear of the studio was developed as an intimate garden with swimming pool and sunken parterre. The garden incorporates many statues created by Whitney and her students. In 1982, it was adapted for use as a residence.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (former owner, 1914-1918); Barbara Whitney Henry (former owner, 1942-1960s); Flora Whitney Miller (former owner, 1960s-1986); William Delano and Chester Aldrich (architect and garden designer, 1914-1918); Raleigh Cottnek (landscape designer, 1914-1918); and Charles G. Meyer, Jr. (architect, 1982).
Related Materials:
The Studio related holdings consist of 2 folders (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Old Westbury  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY432
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6db2c63ad-b41e-4b91-b958-98ed6d0c4a68
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26962

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers

Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Names:
American Ambulance Field Hospital (Juilly, France)  Search this
Greenwich House (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Whitney Studio Club  Search this
Cushing, Howard Gardiner, 1869-1916  Search this
De Meyer, Adolf, Baron, 1868-1949  Search this
Miller, Flora Whitney  Search this
Strelecki, Jean de, count  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Whitney, Harry Payne, 1872-1930  Search this
Extent:
36.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lithographs
Photographs
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Blueprints
Sketches
Date:
1851-1975
bulk 1888-1942
Summary:
The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers measure approximately 36.1 linear feet and date from 1851 to 1975, with the bulk of the material dating from 1888 to 1942. The collection documents the life and work of the art patron and sculptor, especially her promotion of American art and artists, her philanthropy and war relief work, her commissions for memorial sculpture, and her creative writing. Papers include correspondence, journals, writings, project files, scrapbooks, photographs, artwork, printed material, two sound recordings, and miscellaneous personal papers.
Scope and Content Note:
The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers measure approximately 36.1 linear feet and date from 1851 to 1975, with the bulk of the material dating from 1888 to 1942. The collection documents the life and work of the art patron and sculptor, especially her promotion of American art and artists, her philanthropy and war relief work, her commissions for memorial sculpture, and her creative writing. Papers include correspondence, journals, writings, project files, scrapbooks, photographs, artwork, printed material, two sound recordings, and miscellaneous personal papers.

Material relating to more personal aspects of Whitney's life include school papers, a paper doll book dating from her childhood, financial material, interviews, awards and honorary degrees, address and telephone books, committee files, and other items. Correspondence consists of incoming and outgoing letters concerning both personal and professional matters, including her patronage of the arts and sponsorship of artists, her sculpture commissions and exhibitions, and her war relief work and other philantrophic activities. Also found are family correspondence and correspondence received by the Flora Whitney Miller and the Whitney Museum of American Art after Whitney's death. Journals include personal ones that she kept periodically from the time she was a child to near the end of her life, in which she recorded her travels, her impressions of people, her experiences with friends, and her thoughts on art, among other topics; and social ones, in which she recorded dinners and dances attended, and people invited to different social gatherings, and in which she collected invitations received and accepted.

Scattered files can be found that relate to the Whitney Studio Club and the Whitney Museum of American Art, consisting of notebooks, catalogs, a financial report, and other material. Files relating to Whitney's own sculpture projects are more extensive and consist of correspondence, contracts, printed material, notes, financial material for proposed and completed commissions for fountains, memorials, and monuments. The Whitney Museum of American Art, rather than Whitney herself, seems to have kept these files. Files relating to Whitney's philanthropic activities span from the time just before to just after the First World War and consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and printed material stemming from her contributions to charities and war relief organizations, her sponsorship of the war hospital in Juilly, France, and her support of the Greenwich House Social Settlement.

Whitney's writings include extensive drafts, and handwritten and typed manuscripts and copies of novels, plays, and stories, as well as some autobiographical and early writings, notes and writings on art, and clippings of published writings, documenting her principle means of creative expression towards the end of her life. Also found are some writings by others. Scrapbooks consist of clippings, photographs, letters and other material, compiled by Whitney, Flora Whitney Miller, and possibly others, documenting Whitney's public life, her sculpture commissions and exhibitions, exhibitions at the Whitney Studio, the war hospital in Juilly, France, the death of Harry Payne Whitney in 1930, and the sickness and death of Whitney in 1942.

Photographs include ones of the Whitney and Vanderbilt families, ones of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (including portraits taken by Baron Adolf de Meyer and Count Jean de Strelecki), ones of various Vanderbilt and Whitney residences and of Whitney's studios, ones of Whitney's sculpture exhibitions as well as exhibitions at her studio, and ones of her sculptures, as well as some miscellaneous and unidentified ones. Artwork consists of sketchbooks and sketches by Whitney (including sketches for sculptures) and artwork by others (including a sketchbook of Howard Cushing's containing a sketch of her and albums of World War I lithographs) collected by Whitney. Also found amongst the collection are printed material (clippings, exhibition catalogs, programs, and publications) and blueprints (including drawings for Whitney's studio on MacDougal Alley and various of her sculptures).
Arrangement:
The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers are arranged into twelve series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Miscellaneous Personal Papers, 1888-1947, 1975 (Boxes 1-3, 33-34, OV 42; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1889-1949, 1959 (Boxes 3-9; 6 linear feet)

Series 3: Journals, circa 1886-1939 (Boxes 9-12, 33; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Whitney Studio Club and Whitney Museum of American Art Files, 1921-1943 (Box 12; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Sculpture Files, 1900-1960 (bulk 1909-1942) (Boxes 12-15; 3 linear feet)

Series 6: Philanthropy Files, 1902-1923 (bulk 1915-1920) (Boxes 15-17; 2 linear feet)

Series 7: Writings, 1889-1942, 1974 (Boxes 17-26; 10 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1893-1942 (Boxes 26-27, 33, 35; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1859-1942 (Boxes 27-28, 36; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, 1862-1942 (Boxes 28-32, 36-41, OV 43-51; 6.4 linear feet)

Series 11: Artwork, 1871-1930s (Boxes 32, 41, OV 52-54; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 12: Blueprints, 1913-1945 (OV 55; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
New York art patron and sculptor, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942), was the eldest daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt, and founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Whitney was born January 9, 1875 in New York City, the. She was educated by private tutors and attended Brearley School in New York. From the time she was a young girl, she kept journals of her travels and impressions of the people she met, and engaged in creative pursuits such as sketching and writing stories. In 1896, she was married to Harry Payne Whitney. They had three children, Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara.

In 1900, Whitney began to study sculpture under Hendrik Christian Anderson, and then under James Fraser. Later, she studied with Andrew O'Connor in Paris. From the time she started studying sculpture, her interest in art grew, as did her particular concern for American art and artists. In 1907, she organized an art exhibition at the Colony Club, which included several contemporary American paintings. She also opened a studio on MacDougal Alley, which became known as the Whitney Studio and was a place where shows and prize competitions were held. (She also had other studios in Westbury, Long Island and Paris, France.) Over the years, her patronage of art included buying work, commissioning it, sponsoring it, exhibiting it, and financially supporting artists in America and abroad. From 1911 on, she was aided in her work by Juliana Force, who started out as Whitney's secretary, was responsible for art exhibitions at the Whitney Studio, and became the first director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The first recognition Whitney received for her sculpture came in 1908 when a project on which she had collaborated (with Grosvenor Atterbury and Hugo Ballin) won a prize for best design from the Architectural League of New York. The following year she received a commission to do a fountain sculpture for the Pan-American Building in Washington, D. C. She went on to do numerous other commissioned works over the next several decades, including: a fountain for the New Arlington Hotel in Washington D.C. (the design of which was reproduced in various sizes and materials, one cast being submitted to the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition where it won a bronze medal and a later cast being installed on the campus of McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1930); the Titanic Memorial (designed in 1913 and erected in 1930); the Buffalo Bill Memorial (1924) in Cody, Wyoming; the Columbus Memorial (1929) in Port of Palos, Spain; the Peter Stuyvesant statue in Stuyvesant Square (1939); and The Spirit of Flight (1939) for the New York World's Fair. In 1916, she had her first one-man show at the Whitney Studio, another at the Newport Art Association, and a retrospective at the San Francisco Art Association Palace of Fine Arts. A traveling exhibition in the Midwest followed in 1918.

During the First World War, Whitney was involved with numerous war relief activities, most notably establishing and supporting a hospital in Juilly, France. She made several trips to France during the war, keeping a journal and eventually publishing a piece on the hospital in several newspapers. Her sculpture during this period was largely focused on war themes. In 1919, she exhibited some of these works at the Whitney Studio in a show called "Impressions of War." In the years after the war, she was also commissioned to do several war memorials, including the Washington Heights War Memorial (1922) and the St. Nazaire Memorial (1926) commemmorating the landing of the American Expeditionary Force in France in 1917.

In 1918, Whitney opened the Whitney Studio Club, which served as pioneering organization for American art, putting on exhibition programs and offering social space and recreational amenities to its members (one point numbering over four hundred artists living in New York). She planned an "Overseas Exhibition" of American art, which traveled to Paris and other European cities in 1920-1921, and had her own shows in Paris and London in 1921. In 1928, the Whitney Studio Club was transformed into an art gallery, known as the Whitney Studio Galleries and directed by Juliana Force, which eventually became the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931.

Whitney pursued creative writing throughout her life, but beginning in the 1930s writing became her principle means of creative expression. Over the years, she produced numerous manuscripts for stories, novels, and play. One novel, Walking the Dusk, was published in 1932 under the pseudonym L. J. Webb. Beginning in 1940, Whitney took a "Professional Writing" course at Columbia University with Helen Hull, which resulted in the production of numerous short stories. In 1941, she collaborated with Ronald Bodley to adapt one of her stories as a play and attempted to get it produced, although unsuccessfully.

In 1934, Whitney was involved in a custody battle for her niece, Gloria Vanderbilt (daughter of her late brother, Reginald Vanderbilt and his wife, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt). In an agreement reached by the court, custody was awarded to Whitney and visitation rights to Gloria's mother. Litigation continued in the ensuing years.

In 1935, Whitney established the World's Fair Five Organization, with Juliana Force and four architects, to work on preparing a plan for the site of the 1939 New York World's Fair at Flushing Meadow, although the fair's own Board of Design ended up coming up with its own plan.

Whitney continued her work in sculpture, writing, art patronage, and philanthropy throughout the remaining years of her life. She died on April 18, 1942.
Related Archival Materials note:
Related material found in the Archives includes Research Material on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney compiled by Flora Miller Irving and the Whitney Museum of American Art artists' files and records, available on microfilm only (originals are located in the Whitney Museum of American Art). Also found in the Archives of American Art's Miscellaneous Exhibition Catalog Collection are a bundle of Whitney Studio Club and Mrs. H. P. Whitney's Studio catalogs and announcements.
Provenance:
The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers were donated in 1981 and 1991 by Whitney's granddaughter, Flora Miller Irving.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Philanthropists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art patrons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lithographs
Photographs
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Blueprints
Sketches
Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitgert
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9db113d72-cc31-4974-85fe-3e99c53dd62e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitgert
Online Media:

Hunt, Esther

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 17-18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1894-1896
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Early Personal and Family Correspondence / To Gertrude Vanderbilt from Friends and Suitors
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95f99c9e7-f5b6-4f74-b64f-d59091da6428
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitgert-ref100
Online Media:

Oversize, Reproduction of Portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II scanned with Box 28, Folder 15

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.1: Photographs of Family
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96ddc6923-4a73-47f2-a9fb-a5caa667d369
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitgert-ref1001

Oversize, Vanderbilt Trip to Florida (with Harry Payne Whitney) scanned with Box 29, Folder 5

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1896 March
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.1: Photographs of Family
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97178f741-9206-45fa-bfd2-d202d5e5f074
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitgert-ref1002

Oversize, Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney with Children (Flora and Barbara) scanned with Box 29, Folder 7

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1897
1903
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.1: Photographs of Family
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97df11ba0-efb6-4544-b631-ce28e95e5660
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitgert-ref1003

Oversize, Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara Whitney (children) scanned with Box 29, Folder 10

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1900s-1910s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.1: Photographs of Family
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ef6dafc4-2f27-46c6-8468-751fe9a1df25
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitgert-ref1004

Oversize, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney with Mother, Daughter, and Grandchild scanned with Box 29, Folder 11

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1922
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.1: Photographs of Family
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95ccb16da-e37f-4a9f-aa5e-342b4a55b993
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitgert-ref1005

Oversize, Olive Paget's (niece) Wedding scanned with Box 29, Folder 12

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1919
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.1: Photographs of Family
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97bb57908-5e1a-4174-8812-66ed5d84d989
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitgert-ref1006

Oversize, Flora Whitney's Wedding scanned with Box 29, Folder 13

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.1: Photographs of Family
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw973cce1e8-c43f-4b7f-8e2d-190cb2c188e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitgert-ref1007

Oversize, Cornelius Whitney's Wedding (?) scanned with Box 29, Folder 16

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.1: Photographs of Family
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9070071ce-6b62-4565-a9d3-5dbf28b4a51f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitgert-ref1008

Oversize, Unidentified

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.1: Photographs of Family
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99be9e0e2-ffa4-4ebf-bfae-13e4b32874fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitgert-ref1009

Lawrence, J. W.

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1895
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Early Personal and Family Correspondence / To Gertrude Vanderbilt from Friends and Suitors
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Archives of American Art
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Photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1880s-1941
Scope and Contents note:
This subseries consists of portraits and photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Portraits include early ones of Whitney as young girl and young woman, later ones taken by noted photographers Amemiya, Baron Adolf de Meyer and Count Jean de Strelecki, and proofs of ones taken by Edward Steichen, among others. Photographs include ones in costume, campaigning for the presidential candidate, Charles Hughes, in 1916, traveling, receiving an honorary degree from New York University in 1922, with Dr. Boliario Porras presumably conferring about the Panama-Roosevelt Memorial, at the opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931 (including some photographs of the museum taken by the photographer Berenice Abbott), and various ones with her husband, friends, and other family.

Photographs of Whitney can also be found amongst the sculpture photographs.
Arrangement note:
Photographs in this subseries are arranged in rough chronological order. Reproductions of painted portraits of Whitney, scattered photographs of friends, colleagues, and suitors, and negatives are arranged in files at the end of the subseries.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitgert, Subseries 10.2
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Archives of American Art
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Portraits

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.2: Photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
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Archives of American Art
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As a Young Girl

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 19-20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1880s
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.2: Photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney / Portraits
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Archives of American Art
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With Siblings

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 21-22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1880s-early 1890s
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.2: Photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney / Portraits
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Archives of American Art
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As a Young Woman

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
early 1890s
Scope and Contents note:
Oversized material housed in Box 37
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.2: Photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney / Portraits
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Archives of American Art
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Portraits

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
early 1900s
Scope and Contents note:
Oversized material housed in Box 37
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.2: Photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney / Portraits
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Archives of American Art
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Lydig, Philip

Collection Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1895
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Early Personal and Family Correspondence / To Gertrude Vanderbilt from Friends and Suitors
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ff74f2e5-92de-4709-8757-c0e6ea6c1d89
EDAN-URL:
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