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Charles Nagel papers

Creator:
Nagel, Charles, 1899-1992  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
City Art Museum of St. Louis  Search this
Nagel & Dunn (Firm : St. Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (St. Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Yale University. Gallery of Fine Arts  Search this
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984  Search this
Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955  Search this
Nagel, Anne, 1866-1951  Search this
Nagel, Charles, 1849-1940  Search this
Nagel, Charles, 1899-1992 -- American Furniture, 1650-1850  Search this
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966  Search this
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966 -- Papers, ca. 1928-1966  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Warren, Earl, 1891-1974  Search this
Wurster, William Wilson  Search this
Extent:
3.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
ca. 1927-1992
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the papers consist of Nagel's files on his various positions and projects (ca. 3.3 ft), containing a variety of materials, including correspondence, writings, notes, art works, clippings, photographs and printed material. Also included are files pertaining to Nagel's father, lawyer and statesman Charles Nagel, and to his mother, Anne; and papers of and relating to Nagel's friend and associate, architect Victor Proetz (0.6 ft).
Nagel's files on positions and projects are arranged chronologically, and relate to: design projects while a student at Yale University, ca. 1926-1928; his struggle with career choices (mostly typescripts of letters to his father), ca. 1927-1931; his appointment to the Yale University Gallery of Fine Arts; commissions during his partnership in Nagel & Dunn (includes photographs of Fred Dunn, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, and other designs); organizing the exhibit "Italy at Work: Her Renaissance in Design Today, 1950-1951," his publication American Furniture, 1650-1850, and other activities while director of the Brooklyn Museum, 1946-1955; his position as juror and secretary for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Competition and working with other jurors Fiske Kimball and William Wurster, and design winner, Eero Saarinen; the Independence National Historical Park Project, Philadelphia, Pa.; positions at the City Art Museum, St. Louis, Mo.; establishment of the National Portrait Gallery (includes photographs of staff, the building, exhibitions, and opening celebrations, 1964-1969, notably Chief Justice Earl Warren, Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, and artist Peter Hurd); his emigration to Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mex.; and alterations and additions to St. Michael and All Angels Church in Cuernavaca, 1983. Included in several files are photographs of Nagel, his residences, and colleagues, and architectural drawings.
Files on his father contain honorary degrees and awards, photographs and printed material relating to the naming of a post office in his honor, St. Louis, Mo., and other events honoring him.
The papers of Victor Proetz, ca. 1928-1966 (ca. 0.6 ft), include obituaries; correspondence; a Last Will and Testament; a list of Proetz's commissions, 1934-1943; writings by Proetz and others; Proetz's "The Astonishment of Words," 1971, posthumously published; a scrapbook; exhibition announcements and catalogs; printed material; and photographs of Proetz and his designs for interiors and furniture.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director; architect. Nagel was born in St. Louis, Mo. He attended Yale University, earning a B.A. in 1923, a B.A. in architecture in 1926 and M.F.A. in architecture in 1928. Upon graduation, he was employed at the firms of Jamieson & Spearl, and Hall & Proetz, St. Louis, and with Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch, Abbott in Boston.
He taught art history at Yale, and served as curator of Decorative Arts at Yale's Gallery of Fine Arts, 1930-1936, returning to architecture with the firm Nagel & Dunn, St. Louis, from 1936-1942. His positions as museum director include the City Art Museum in St. Louis, 1942-1946 (acting) and 1955-1964; the Brooklyn Museum, 1946-1955; and the National Portrait Gallery, 1964-1969.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 and 1994 by Lucie O. Nagel, widow of Charles Nagel. According to Mrs. Nagel, the material relating to Victor Proetz was given to Nagel by Proetz, who was a close friend and associate, and by the Proetz estate following his death in 1966.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Museum directors -- Missouri -- St. Louis  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Museum directors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Museum curators -- Connecticut -- New Haven  Search this
Architects -- Connecticut  Search this
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Architects -- Missouri -- St. Louis  Search this
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Interior decorators -- Missouri -- St.Louis  Search this
Interior decorators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Interior decorators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Church architecture  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- United States
Architectural firms -- United States
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.nagechar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9082fde7c-823c-466b-b5f1-7c18783eab94
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nagechar

Jephthah and His Daughter [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Augur, Hezekiah 1791-1858  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1828-1832
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Jephthah  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000108
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126812
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The Dying Hercules [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Morse, Samuel F. B. 1791-1872  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1812
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Hercules  Search this
State of Being--Death  Search this
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0001813
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128528
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Yale University. Art Gallery [Folder]

Additional name:
Yale University. Gallery of Fine Arts  Search this
Trumbull Gallery  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
New Haven (Conn.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_98156

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, RenĂ©  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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Charles Nagel papers, ca. 1927-1992

Creator:
Nagel, Charles, 1899-1992  Search this
Subject:
Hurd, Peter  Search this
Proetz, Victor  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon)  Search this
Warren, Earl  Search this
Kimball, Fiske  Search this
Nagel, Anne  Search this
Nagel, Charles  Search this
Proetz, Victor  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Wurster, William Wilson  Search this
City Art Museum of St. Louis  Search this
Yale University. Gallery of Fine Arts  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Nagel & Dunn (Firm : St. Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (St. Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Citation:
Charles Nagel papers, ca. 1927-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Church architecture  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10980
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214823
AAA_collcode_nagechar
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214823

Catalog of paintings by Colonel Trumbull : including eight subjects of the American Revolution : with ... portraits of persons distinguished in that important period, painted by him from the life : on exhibition in the gallery of Yale College ..

Author:
Trumbull, John 1756-1843  Search this
Yale University Gallery of Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Trumbull, John 1756-1843 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
38 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Art and the revolution
Place:
United States
Date:
1852
Revolution, 1775-1783
Topic:
Portrait painting  Search this
War in art  Search this
History  Search this
Biography  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.T86 Y18 1852
N40.1.T86Y18 1852
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401191

Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University

Author:
Yale University Associates in Fine Arts  Search this
Yale University Art Gallery  Search this
Yale University Gallery of Fine Arts  Search this
Physical description:
23 v. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1926
1957
[1926-1957]
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
AP1 .Y178
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_457398

Early Connecticut silver, 1700-1830; August 1 to October 1 [1935] Gallery of fine arts, Yale university

Author:
Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Yale University Gallery of Fine Arts  Search this
Physical description:
37, [1] p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Connecticut
Date:
1935
1935]
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
NK7112 .C75
NK7112.C75
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_66830

The Yale collections / by Wilmarth S. Lewis, for the University Council on the library and museums

Author:
Lewis, W. S (Wilmarth Sheldon) 1895-1979  Search this
Yale University. Council on the library and museums  Search this
Subject:
Yale University Library  Search this
Yale University Gallery of Fine Arts  Search this
Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 54 p., 1 l. ill. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1946
Call number:
LD6342.A2 L4
LD6342.A2L4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_228102

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