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Halsted B. Vander Poel Campanian collection, circa 1570-1997

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Series I. Matteo Della Corte papers, 1890-1997, undated, bulk 1902-1961
Series I.A. Correspondence, 1901-1997, undated, bulk 1920-1962
Series I.B. Publications and other writing, 1890-1997, undated, bulk 1911-1960
Series I.C. Research materials, 1903-1997, undated, bulk 1903-1961
Series I.D. Miscellaneous professional papers, 1901-1997, bulk 1901-1960
Series I.E. Personal papers, 1899-1997, bulk 1901-1961
Series I.F. Memorials, 1962-1997
Series II. Tatiana Warscher papers, 1912-1997, bulk 1924-1960
Series II.A. Letters, 1924-1997, bulk 1924-1947
Series II.B. Writings, 1935-1997
Series II.C. Photographic documentation of Pompeii, 1912-1960
Series II.D. Research materials and miscellaneous professional papers, 1939-1997, undated
Series II.E. Personal papers, 1958-1959, undated
Series II.F. Memorials, 1960-1997
Series III. Vander Poel excavations at Pompeii, 1958-1982, undated, bulk, 1960-1965
Series III.A. Pompeii excavation notes, 1960-1964
Series III.B. Visual documentation of the Casa di Meleagro, 1959-1982
Series III.C. Casa di Meleagro research materials, 1958-1966, undated
Series III.D. Analysis and publication of the excavations, 1958-1965
Series IV. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum production materials, 1776-1996, undated, bulk, 1960-1992
Series IV.A. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars I: Register, 1972-1984, undated
Series IV.B. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars II: Toponymy, 1980-1983, undated
Series IV.C. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars III: The RICA Maps of Pompeii, 1967-1984
Series IV.D. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars IIIA: The Insulae of Regions I-V, 1980-1986, undated
Series IV.E. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars IIIB: The Insulae of Regions VI-VII, 1982-1996, undated
Series IV.F. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars IIIC: The Insulae of Regions VIII-IX, 1982-1993, undated
Series IV.G. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars IIID: Extra Portam, 1967-1992, undated
Series IV.H. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars IV: Bibliography, 1968-1990, undated, bulk, 1968-1976
Series IV.I. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars IVA: Index to the Bibliography, 1988-1993, undated
Series IV.J. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars V: Cartography, 1776-1981, undated
Series IV.K. Alphabetical and numerical indices, 1967-1973, undated
Series IV.L. General material, 1885-1996, undated
Series V. New editions of early archaeological publications on Pompeii, 1796-1989
Series V.A. Translation of the early excavation records of R. de Alcubierre, undated
Series V.B. Early documentation of Pompeii by Edward Falkener, 1846-1851, undated
Series V.C. Material related to the work of Giuseppe Fiorelli, 1854-1979, undated
Series V.D. Research on the work of Wolfgang Helbig, undated
Series V.E. Early drawings of Pompeii by William Light, circa 1824-1828
Series V.F. Early measured drawings of Pompeii by Charles François Mazois, 1809-1981, undated
Series V.G. Research on Niccolini, Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei disegnati e descritti, 1854-1896, 1964-1966, undated
Series V.H. Piranesi prints of Pompeii, 1804-1989, undated
Series V.I. Research on Salomon Reinach, Répertoire de peintures grecques et romains, 1969-1980, undated
Series V.J. Photographic documentation related to G.E. Rizzo, La pittura ellenistico-romana, undated
Series V.K. Research on the plates of Henri Roux and Louis Barré, Herculanum et Pompéi, undated
Series V.L. Research on the work of Antonio Sogliano, 1912, undated
Series V.M. Research on Wilhelm Ternite, Wandgemälde aus Pompeji und Herculanum, 1839-1858, 1964, undated
Series V.N. Research on Wilhelm Zahn, Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herculanum und Stabiae, 1828-1859, 1963-1969, undated
Series V.O. Research on the plates in Real Museo Borbonico, undated
Series V.P. Research on Gli ornati delle pareti ed i pavimenti delle stanze dell'antica Pompei incisi in rame, 1796-1838, 1964-1972, undated
Series V.Q. Research on the plates in Le antichità di Ercolano esposte [Pd'E], undated
Series VI. Documentation of objects in the Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli, 1960-1971, undated
Series VI.A. Catalog of the Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli, 1960-1971, undated
Series VI.B. Photographic inventory of 1008 frescoes, undated
Series VI.C. Miscellaneous material, 1964, undated
Series VII. Research in Campanian Archaeology (RICA) research materials, 1724-1996, bulk, 1910-1992
Series VII.A. General textual sources for the study of Pompeii, 1724-1996
Series VII.B. Visual documentation of Pompeii, 1767-1975, undated
Series VII.C. Scholars' papers, 1837-1914, 1950-1967, undated
Series VII.D. Bibliographic projects, 1902-1985, undated
Series VII.E. Miscellaneous research, 1853-1923, 1958-1993, undated
Series VIII. Objects in the Campanian collection, 1960-1977, undated
Series IX. Administrative materials, 1980-1992, undated
Series X. Non-Campanian materials, circa 1570-1996, bulk, 1932-1992
Series X.A. Friedrich-Wilhelm von Hase papers, 1963-1995, undated
Series X.B. Margaret Murray papers, 1905-1954, undated
Series X.C. Material related to the art, archaeology and history of Italy, 1570-1996
Series X.D. Material related to the art, archaeology and history of various areas, 1937-1969, undated
Series X.E. Art and antique collection, 1905, 1932-1983, undated
Series X.F. Book collection, 1896-1992, undated
Series X.G. Miscellaneous topics, 1936-1994, undated
Vander Poel (Halsted) Campanian collection
Series III. Vander Poel excavations at Pompeii, 1958-1982, undated, bulk, 1960-1965 25.7 linear feet, 26 flat file folders, 4 rolls
Series III.C. Casa di Meleagro research materials, 1958-1966, undated 5.7 linear feet, 1 flat file folder
This subseries contains the research material assembled by Vander Poel for his work at the Casa di Meleagro. It includes copies and translations of earlier excavation reports, bibliography, notes, study photographs and comparanda. The general groupings of material reflect Vander Poel's arrangement.
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180 1-3 Material relating to earlier work at Casa di Meleagro, 1959-1962 247 leaves, 8 photographs
Handwritten and typed copies and translations of reports and letters concerning early excavations. Includes Vander Poel's notes on works consulted and "to do" lists. Includes letter from Lawrence Richardson, (10 Aug 1960).
180 4-6 Transcription of Giornale de Soprastanti di Pompei, 1963 7 notebooks and 8 loose leaves
Handwritten copy of excavation records of the Casa di Meleagro from Oct 1829 to Jul 1831.
488* Early plans of the Casa di Meleagro, undated
See also Flat file folder 27**.
488* Standard size plans 7 plans
27** Oversize plan copied from Museo Borbonico 5 copies (1 ink on plastic, 4 reprographic copies)
181 Translations relating to the Casa di Meleagro, undated
181 1 Letters and reports by Bonucci 166 leaves
Typescript copies of English translations of excavation records and letters relating to excavations at the Casa di Meleagro from 1829 to 1830.
181 2 Fiorelli, Descrizione di Pompei 6 leaves
Handwritten English translation of pertinent sections, with notes added on facing pages.
181 3 Mau, Geschichte der decorativen Wandmalerei in Pompeji 14 leaves
Translation of sections relating to VI 9, pages 74-75, 373-374, 446, 453. Annotated early typescript draft, typescript of later draft.
181 4 Nissen, Pompeianische Studien 11 leaves
Typescript of English translation of pages 426 and 429 concerning the Casa di Meleagro and the Casa del Duca D'Aumale; includes hand-written draft of translation by Warscher with corrections and annotations by Vander Poel.
181 5 Museo Borbonico 23 photographs, 29 leaves
Photographic copy and handwritten English translation of various sections, both annotated.
181 5 Extracts from classical texts intended for use as quotations in a book on the Casa di Meleagro 40 leaves
Translated from Latin into English.
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182 1-2 Room analysis, 1959-1960, undated 129 leaves, 15 photographs
Room by room notes on the Casa di Meleagro, with extracts from previous scholars. Includes notes by Tatiana Warscher.
182 3 Notes on the tablinum, 1958-1963, undated 88 leaves, 5 photographs
Also includes notes by Tatiana Warscher, a letter from Fratelli Alinari, (17 May 1960) and a chemical analysis of plaster samples.
182 4-8 Miscellaneous notes, 1961-1964, undated 2 notebooks, 192 leaves, 1 photograph
Includes correspondence with G. Müller and Margarete Bieber regarding theater tickets.
183 Notes on architecture, decoration and analogies, 1959-1962 796 cards
184, 586 Study photographs of the Casa di Meleagro from various sources, undated
184, 586 Oecus
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184 1 Photographs 32 leaves with 30 photographs attached, 8 loose photographs
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586 7 Copy work negatives 12 negatives; 9 x 12 cm.
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184 2-5 General 95 leaves with 274 photographs attached; 157 loose photographs, 1 leaf
Composed primarily of photographs drawn from the work of Tatiana Warscher and the photographic archive of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut in Rome.
185-186 Research on the painted decoration of the house, 1959-1964, undated
See also Boxes 584, 586-587.
185, 586 Notes on paintings, 1959-1963
Notes relating to the wall-paintings of the Casa di Meleagro, including descriptions, publication histories and inventories. Some of these notes are in Warscher's handwriting. Also included here are English translations of portions of Helbig and Trendelenberg, a photographic copy of a section of Rochette, a letter from Vander Poel to Lawrence Richardson (24 Aug 1959) with Richardson's reply in the margin, an undated letter from Richardson to Tatiana Warscher and correspondence with British Museum regarding a painting in their collection.
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185 1-3 Notes, translations, correspondence and photographs 290 leaves, 22 photographs
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586 8 Negative of painting in the British Museum 1 negative; 6.5 x 8.5 in.
185, 587 Programming of paintings, undated
Contains notes on Mary Lee Thompson, "Programmatic Painting in Pompeii," (Ph.D. diss., New York University, 1960) and a photographic copy of a portion of the text, an English translation of Trendelenberg, a photographic copy of a review of Schefold, Pompejanische Malerei and a draft of a text on the programming of paintings in the Casa di Meleagro.
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185 4-5 Notes, translations and photographs 74 leaves, 117 photographs
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587 1 Negatives for copy of Thompson dissertation 109 frames; 35 mm.
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186 1 Details of paintings, 1964 28 mounted photographs
Photographs of paintings, many from commercial sources.
186 2 Documentation of paintings, undated 33 leaves with 28 photographs attached, 10 loose photographs
Includes Tatiana Warscher's notes.
186 Analogies to paintings in the Casa di Meleagro, 1964
See also Boxes 584 and 587.
186 3-5 Photographs 69 photographs, 3 leaves
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587 2 Negatives 2 frames; 127 film
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584 2 Glass negative 1 glass plate negative; 9 x 12 cm.
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186 6 Tablinum frieze and its analogies, undated 15 photographs
186 7 Photographs of reconstruction drawings of tablinum decoration, undated 9 photographs
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587 3 Paintings from the Casa di Meleagro in the Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli 26 slides
Most slides labeled with museum number and original location.
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187 1 Photographs of tesserae, Sep 1966 58 photographs
Study photographs of tesserae from unidentified collection.
187, 587 Model of Casa di Meleagro and surrounding area, undated
Photographs of a section of the large site model of Pompeii housed in the Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli.
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187 2 Photographs 13 photographs
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587 4 Slides and negatives 10 slides; 19 frames of 35 mm.
584, 587 Miscellaneous slides and negatives relating to research on the Casa di Meleagro, undated
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587 5 Slides of statue of Meleager 2 slides
Statue of Meleager found in Salamis, now in the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia.
584, 587 Photographic copy of footnote
Footnote discussing the history of the study of the paintings from Pompeii from an unidentified publication.
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587 6 Slides 2 slides
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584 3 Glass negatives 2 glass plate negatives; 2.5 x 2.5 in.
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587 7 General negatives 64 negatives; 3.5 x 4.5 inches or smaller
Includes copy work of photographs from Warscher's Codex.
587 8 Color negatives 4 negatives; 120 film
Portions of the tablinum frieze now in the Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli.

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