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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 VII. Research in Campanian Archaeology (RICA) research materials, 1724-1996, bulk, 1910-1992 98.7 linear feet, 25 flat file folders, 2 rolls
Series VII.E. Miscellaneous research, 1853-1923, 1958-1993, undated 8.8 linear feet, 3 flat file folders
A wide range of miscellaneous research on Pompeii and Campania is presented in this subseries. From the identification of Pompeian materials in museums around the world to general newspaper clippings, from general reading notes to research on the bomb damage during World War II, these materials demonstrate the breadth of Pompeian research conducted by Vander Poel and RICA.
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449 1-6 History of excavations at Pompeii, undated
449 1 List of visitors to Pompeii from 1764-1923 44 leaves
449 2 List of visitors to Pompeii compiled from P.A.H. 36 leaves
449 3 List of bodies and skeletons found 1818-1976 12 leaves
449 4 Lists of artists who worked in Pompeii from October 1829 to February 1831 3 leaves
449 5 Research on officials and directors of the Scavi 24 leaves, 1 envelope
449 6 General historical background 8 leaves
449, 617 Documentation of objects excavated at Pompeii and currently held in various museums, undated
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449 7 Antiquarium at Pompeii 46 leaves, 17 photographs
449 8 Italy 9 leaves, 2 photographs
Includes material in Palermo, Venice and Rome.
449 9 Germany 5 leaves, 6 photographs
Includes material in Berlin, Bonn, Frankfurt, Dresden.
449 10 France 14 leaves
Includes material in Paris and Amiens.
449 11 England 11 leaves, 19 photographs
Includes material in London and Newcastle-on-Tyne.
449 12 Netherlands and Belgium 10 leaves, 3 photographs
Includes material in Amsterdam, the Hague, Brussels and Mariemont.
449 13 Russia 1 leaf
Includes material in St. Petersburg.
449, 617 United States
Includes material in Chicago, Minneapolis, Malibu, Richmond, Princeton, Boston, Providence and New York.
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449 14 Notes and photographs 31 leaves, 6 photographs
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617 1 Negative of triclinium from Boscoreale 1 negative; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
449-450 Notes on excavations at Pompeii and neighboring sites, undated
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449 15 Casa del Fauno (VI 12, 5), Rakob excavations of 1961 19 photographs, 12 leaves
Photographs acquired from the DAI in Rome.
450 Ville di Stabia 23 leaves with 32 photographs attached
Original drawings of plans and elevations.
438, 536* Research on bomb damage at Pompeii, 1958-1985, undated
See also Box 617.
438, 617 Notes on bomb damage, 1958-1985, undated
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438 1 General research 68 leaves with 3 photographs attached, 15 photographs
Includes photographic copies of various newspaper articles and Amedeo Maiuri, "Restauri di guerra a Pompei," Vie d'Italia 53 (1947): 215-221.
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617 2 Negatives 6 frames; 35 mm.
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438 2 Photographs of bomb damage, undated 14 photographs
536*, 617 Pompeii: Bomb-damage 1943, undated
Plan of city with dots marking damage; dots on plan are numbered, but there is no key.
536* Photographs of plan 2 photographs mounted on board
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617 3 Negatives 1 negative; 6 x 9.5 cm.
451-452 Research on building forms and structural elements, undated
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451 1-6 Windows 110 leaves, 171 photographs, 2 mounted photocopies
Photocopies, translations and notes relating to windows, including notes by Tatiana Warscher. Extensive photographic documentation of windows at Pompeii, with many photographs identified.
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452 1 Public fountains 6 leaves
452 2 Walls, towers and gates 4 leaves
452 3 Pozzi 10 leaves
452 4 Vici and pagi 10 leaves
452 5 Streets, 76 leaves
452 6 Salinae 1 leaf
452 7-8 General identifications, 1958, undated 131 leaves
Notes on structures in Regions VI and VII, keyed to unidentified source.
452 9-10 Research on paintings, undated
See also Flat file folder 115**.
452 9 Notes on paintings, extracted from Ruggiero works on Herculaneum and Stabiae 26 leaves
452 10 Miscellaneous notes on paintings 6 leaves
115** Draft of form for research on paintings, undated 1 pencil on vellum chart
452 Research on mosaics, undated
See also Boxes 617-618.
452 11 Notes and photographs 7 leaves, 5 photographs
Includes notes on mosaics in the Museo archeologico di Napoli and photographs of unidentified mosaics.
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617 4 Negatives 9 negatives; 5 x 7 in. or smaller
618 Glass negatives of drawings of mosaics 3 glass plate negatives; 5 x 7 in.
452, 454 Research on names/prosopography, undated
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452 12 Notes 72 leaves
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454 1 Alphabetical list of names and house numbers 1 leaf
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452 13-18 Winckelmann/B. Galiani controversy, working papers undated 102 leaves, 5 bound photocopies
Short sections of text draft, notes and photocopies of original articles and later secondary works.
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438 3 Research on the eruptions of Vesuvius from 62-1944, undated 48 leaves
Includes notes, chronology and bibliography.
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453 1-26 Notes on publications [reading notes], undated
453 1 Adams, Pompeii and Herculaneum 2 leaves
453 2 Aoyagi, La casa della nova Europa a Pompeii 2 leaves
Photocopy of notes; deals with I 15.
453 3 Baldi, La Pompei giudaico-cristiana 1 leaf
453 4 Blümner, Technologie und Terminologie der Gewerbe und Künste bei Griechen und Römern 3 leaves
453 5 Clarke, Pompeii 7 leaves
453 6 Corti, The Destruction and Resurrection of Pompeii and Herculaneum 16 leaves
453 7 D'Arms, Romans on the Bay of Naples 2 leaves
453 8 D'Avino, La donna a Pompei 4 leaves
453 9 Della Corte, Case ed abitanti 11 leaves
453 10 Della Corte, "Iscrizioni scoperte nel quinquennio 1951-1956," NSA 1958: 77-180 7 leaves
453 11 Frank, "The Economic Life of an Ancient City," Classical Philology 13 (1918): 225-240
453 12 Jahn, "Über Darstellungen des Handwerks und Handelverkehrs auf antiken Wangemälden," AbhLeipz 5 (1870): 263-318 2 leaves
453 13 Jashemski, The Gardens of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Villas Destroyed by Vesuvius 6 leaves
453 14 Jongman, The Economy and Society of Pompeii 7 leaves
453 15 Leppmann, Pompeii in fact and fiction 3 leaves
453 16 Mackenzie, Pompeii 1 leaf
453 17 Maiuri, Bicentenario degli scavi di Pompei 1 leaf
453 18 Monod, La cité antique de Pompéi 7 leaves
453 19 Neville-Rolfe, Pompeii Popular and Practical 4 leaves
453 20 Overbeck, Pompeji in seinen Gebäuden, Alterthümern und Kunstwerken 5 leaves
453 21 Pesce, I rilievi dell'Anfiteatro Campano 1 leaf
453 22 Ragghianti, The Painters of Pompeii 2 leaves
453 23 Scotti, Three Hours in Pompeii 3 leaves
453 24 Vinci, Descrizione delle ruine di Pompei 1 leaf
453 25 Pio IX a Pompei 4 leaves
Includes invitation to the exhibition and notes for Baldassare Conticello.
453 26 Rediscovering Pompeii 2 leaves
453 27-29 Research on Giornale degli scavi di Pompei, undated
453 27-28 Indexing of Giornale degli scavi di Pompei articles 4 notebooks
Organized by regions and insulae, extra portam and streets. Some other articles added.
453 29 Notes on section of Giornale degli scavi di Pompei for the years 1871-1872 24 leaves
453 30 Notes on Eituns inscriptions, undated 6 leaves
454, 617 Research on letter forms, undated
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454 2 Notes 5 leaves, 4 photographs
Letter form charts taken from Ruggiero, Gli scavi di Pompei.
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617 5 Negatives 5 frames; 35 mm.
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537* 1 Clippings on Pompeii and Herculaneum, 1853-1923, 1980-1993, undated 33 clippings
Most are photocopies.
113**-114** Posters from Pompeii-related exhibitions, 1981 6 posters
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453 31-33 Inquiries for Pompeian material, 1963-1965
Much of the correspondence is in the name of Vander Poel's research assistant at the time, David Jeffreys.
453 31 Responses to advertisements requesting nineteenth-century Pompeian material placed in British newpapers and magazines, 1963-1965 97 leaves
Includes copies of letters to publications placing the advertisements, various responses and Vander Poel's replies. Several responses includes extracts from letters and journals.
453 32 Inquiries sent to British museums and galleries 1963-1965 87 leaves
Includes copies of original inquiry letter and responses.
453 33 Inquiries sent to American museums and galleries 1963 5 leaves
Includes copies of original inquiry letter and responses.
453, 617 Research from trips to Britain, 1962-1973, undated
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453 34-35 General research 27 leaves, 23 photographs
Includes notes, photographic copies and photocopies of material relating to Pompeii held by various British institutions.
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617 6 Negatives 604 frames; 35 mm.
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455 1-2 Resources for photographs, undated
455 1 Lists of DAI negatives 73 leaves
Also contains list of DAI call numbers for various journals.
455 2 Addresses of photographic sources 4 leaves
Includes negative numbers he wished to order.
455 3-5 Lectures, 1979, undated
455 3 "Irreverent History of the Campania 1748-1765," 8 Jun 1979 18 leaves
Talk at the Commonwealth Club. Includes text of talk, handouts and list of invitees/attendees. Labeled "first talk on Pompeii."
455 4 "The Alexander Mosaic in Pompeii. Goethe's last reflections on this work of art," undated 5 leaves
Typescript of DAI address.
455 5 Text of talk [?] on Gell, undated 11 leaves
455 6-7 Correspondence relating to Pompeian research, 1962-1993, undated
455 6 Letters from Lawrence Richardson, Jr., 1972-1973 9 letters (12 leaves)
Letters discussing Richardson's architectural research at Pompeii; most of the letters are photocopies.
455 7 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1962-1993, undated 18 items
Primarily includes letters received by Vander Poel, but also has a few copies of outgoing letters. Correspondents include Bernard Andreae, Marisa Conticello, John D'Arms, Laurentino García y García, David Jeffreys, Eric Moormann and others.
455 8 Reader's tickets from various libraries, 1969-1973 4 items
454, 617 Research on amphora forms, undated
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454 3 Notes 4 leaves
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617 7 Negatives 3 frames; 120 film
617 8 Drawings of Greek vases, undated 3 negatives; 5 x 7 in.
Drawings of Greek vase decoration copied from BullArchNap; negatives only.
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454 4 Natural scale indicator, undated 1 copy on vellum, 1 copy on plastic
454 5 Material related to Axel Boethius, 1969 1 clipping, 2 leaves
Includes clipping given to Vander Poel by Boethius and Vander Poel's observations on an afternoon visit.
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455 9-10 Miscellaneous notebooks, undated 7 notebooks
Notebooks, mostly spiral bound, with various entries, including general notes, reading notes, drafts of letters, expenses, itineraries.
455 11-12 Miscellaneous notes and research materials, 1964, undated 84 leaves, 8 photographs
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617 9 Miscellaneous negatives, undated 241 negatives; 9 x 12 cm. or smaller
Primarily strips of 35 mm. negatives with mixtures of images; copy work of plans, photographs, rare books, drawings, general reference works, etc.

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