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Title: Myra Dickman Orth research papers
Dates: 1952-2003
Number: 2004.M.10
Creator/Collector: Orth, Myra Dickman
Extent: 34.6 Linear Feet (83 boxes)
Abstract: The research papers of Myra Dickman Orth consist of manuscript notes, correspondence, drawings, publications, slides, offprints, photographs, and index cards. An American art historian and a leading specialist on French Renaissance manuscripts, Orth conducted research and published on books of hours, printers, women patrons, royal patronage and intellectual life in Renaissance France.
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Language: Collection is in English and French.
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
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1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
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URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
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Author: Marion Bernard

Biographical/Historical Note

American art historian Myra Orth (1934-2002) was a leading specialist on French Renaissance manuscripts. She studied art history at Cornell University (BA, 1956) and at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she received both her MA (1964) and PhD (1976) under the direction of Colin Eisler. Her research focused at first on French Renaissance books of hours in connection with the printer Geofroy Tory and the artist known as Godefroy le Batave and the 1520s Hours Workshop. Orth's academic path was quite atypical in that she completed her advanced degrees by correspondence while raising two children and living in several countries, including Belgium, Australia, Japan, England and France. She wrote her PhD dissertation in London, while also attending seminars at the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes.

She began her university career in Paris in 1976, teaching art history at the American College, where she also served as Head of the Humanities Division from 1980 to 1982. In 1982, she moved back to the United States where she taught Renaissance art history courses at the University of Virginia until the fall of 1983. In 1985, she accepted a position as Section Head of Northern Paintings for the Photo Archive at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, and shortly thereafter began a two-year tenure as Acting Head of the Photo Archive. Orth spearheaded the effort to photograph and microfilm manuscripts in the National Library and Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg and in the National Museum and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague in collaboration with the Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes (CNRS) in Paris. She also curated an exhibition on the archive of British art historian Ellis Waterhouse acquired by the Getty in 1986. After her retirement in July 1995, Orth continued to serve in an advisory capacity at the Getty.

With the exception of an essay on architecture in Australia, Orth's prolific research focused on the production of French Renaissance manuscripts, specifically books of hours of the first half of the sixteenth century. She continued her research on Godefroy le Batave, the 1520s Hours Workshop and other artists such as the Master of Claude de France and the Master of François de Rohan. She conducted research on printed devotional books, printers and printing production, and explored the artistic relationship between manuscripts and printed books. She examined the influence of Flemish and Italian art on the development of French art during the Renaissance. Women patrons and artists became one of her main fields of interest, and she researched female figures such as Marguerite de Navarre and Louise of Savoy. More generally, she was not only interested in artistic production but in all aspects of intellectual life during the Renaissance, including the Evangelical reform, which explains her prolonged work on humanists and scholars's writings in connection with artistic production. An industrious scholar, she was still working, months before her death in 2002, on her ambitious publication on sixteenth-century French manuscripts Renaissance Manuscripts. The Sixteenth Century: A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in France.


Scope and Content of Collection

The Myra Dickman Orth research papers document Orth's education and research from her student years until the last months before her death in November 2002. They are a testament to the extent of Orth's research interests and her prominent role in French Renaissance studies, and reveal a scholar's working methods before the widespread use of the Internet and digitization. Very few documents are related to Orth's personal life.

The archive is arranged in four series. Series I relates to Orth's education and consists of her art history course notebooks dating from her Cornell and Institute of Fine Arts periods, and copies of her theses for the MA and the PhD.

Series II forms the bulk of the archive and consists of notes, drawings, bibliography, publications and documentation that reflect Orth's working methods, her interests and research topics. This portion of the archive documents her research on French Renaissance manuscripts, printed books, humanism and other topics. Included are files related to Orth's publications, lectures, and research tools, such as slides, offprints, photographs, negatives, index cards and microfilms.

Series III consists of teaching materials, including Orth's preparation notes for courses taught at the American College in Paris, the University of Virginia and UCLA. Series IV consists of Orth's correspondence with scholars and researchers, including François Avril, Colin Eisler, and Patricia Stirnemann.

Arrangement

Arranged in four series:
Series I. Education, 1952-1995;
Series II. Publications and research, 1970-2003;
Series III. Teaching files, 1963-2002;
Series IV. Correspondence, 1966-2002.


Restrictions

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers, except for student records in Series III that are SEALED per Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) legislation and institutional policy until 2057/2069.

Publication Rights

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Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Avril, François -- Correspondence
Eisler, Colin T. -- Correspondence
Orth, Myra Dickman -- Correspondence
Stirnemann, Patricia Danz -- Correspondence

Subjects - Topics

Art historians -- United States
Books of hours
Illumination of books and manuscripts, French
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance -- France

Contributors

Avril, François
Eisler, Colin T.
Orth, Myra Dickman
Stirnemann, Patricia Danz

Related Material

For working files and research conducted as part of Myra Orth's work for the Getty, please contact the Getty Institutional Archives archives@getty.edu.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Myra Dickman Orth research papers, 1952-2003, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2004.M.10.

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2004m10

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2004.

Processing History

Marion Bernard rehoused the archive and prepared this finding aid in March 2013 with the guidance of Karen Meyer-Roux.


Container List

Series I. Education, 1952-1995 2.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Series I documents Myra Orth's education at Cornell University, The New School for Social Research, The Institute of Fine Arts in New York, and seminars attended at the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. Included are small notebooks in which Orth took notes during courses and seminars, and copies of her theses for the MA and PhD degrees at The Institute of Fine Arts.
Arrangement
Arranged in two subseries: Series I.A. Course notebooks; Series I.B. MA and PhD.
Subseries I.A. Course notebooks, 1954-1995 1.7 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Myra Orth kept extensive documentation in the form of small notebooks on the courses and seminars attended at Cornell University, The New School for Social Research, New York University, the Courtauld and the Warburg Institutes. Included are notebooks documenting seminars given by Colin Eisler, Charles Sterling, and Craig H. Smyth. Years after Orth completed her studies, her notebooks proved to be one of the most detailed records of lectures given by Vladimir Nabokov at Cornell University and were used in the publication of these lectures. Correspondence related to Nabokov's lectures, which was filed with Orth's notebooks, was left in situ in this series.
Arrangement
Arranged in four sections: Cornell University; The New School for Social Research; The New York University, Institute of Fine Arts; other notebooks and documentation.
Cornell University, 1952-1956
box folder
1 1 Fine Arts 101-102: Introduction to Fine Arts, 1952-1953
1 2 Fine Arts 505: Italian Renaissance Art, 1953-1954
1 2 Fine Arts 111-112: History of Architecture, 1954-1955
1 3 Fine Arts 424-425: History of American Architecture, 1954-1955
1 3 Fine Arts 309: English Renaissance Literature, 1954
1 3 Fine Arts 944: Baroque Painting Seminar, 1956
The New School for Social Research, 1961, undated
box folder
1 4 Modern Art, 1961
1 4 Music, undated
1 4 French, undated
The New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, 1962-1995
box folder
2 1 Colin Eisler: French Renaissance Art, 1962
2 1 José Lopez-Rey: Spanish Baroque, 1962
2 1 Charles Sterling: French 15th Century Art, 1962
2 1 Wolfgang Lotz: Italian Villa, 1962
2 2 Charles Sterling: French Court Painting, 1962
2 3 Harry Bober: Medieval Art, 1962-1963
2 4 Colin Eisler, Charles Sterling and Craig H. Smyth Seminars, 1962-1970
2 4 Henry Russell Hitchcock: XIXth Century Architecture, 1970
2 5 Press cuttings : Professor Ernst Gombrich and Institute of Fine Arts (NYU), 1959-1975
box folder
3 1 Robert Goldwater: Symbolism, 1971
3 1 Colin Eisler: North Italian Painting, 1971
3 1 Katherine Weill-Garris Posner: Renaissance Patronage, 1971
3 1 Colin Eisler: Transformations, 1971
3 2 Henry Russell Hitchcock: Northern Architecture, 1973
3 2 Irving Lavin: XVIIth Century Sculpture, 1973
3 3 Donald Posner: Caravaggio, 1973
3 3 Bibliography Seminar, 1973
3 3-4 Course listings, 1961-1995
Other notebooks and documentation, 1971-1992
box folder
4 1-3 Notebooks and papers, 1971-1982
Included are notebooks for seminars attended at The Warburg Institute, The Courtauld Institute, the Collège de France, and brochures and annual reports of the Warburg Institute.
4 4 Correspondence related to Vladimir Nabokov lectures, 1979-1992
Subseries I.B. MA and PhD, 1952-1976 0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Orth's MA thesis was titled Geofroy Tory: The Illustrations and Decorations in his Printed Books of Hours (February 1964) and her PhD Progressive Tendencies in French Manuscript Illuminations (1515-1530): Godefroy le Batave and the 1520s Hours Workshop (February, 1976). Both were submitted to the New York University and prepared under the direction of Colin Eisler. The series includes copies of both theses, corrections, manuscript notes, and correspondence related to further research on the topics.
Arrangement
Arranged in two sections: MA thesis; PhD dissertation.
MA thesis, 1952-1971
box folder
5 1-2 Copy, undated
5 3-5 Correspondence, 1952-1971
PhD dissertation, 1976
box folder
5 6 Corrections, manuscripts notes and documentation, 1976
6 1-8 Copy, undated
Series II. Publications and research, 1970-2003 27.2 Linear Feet (65 boxes)
Series II forms the bulk of the archive and consists of publications, notes, drawings, and bibliographies that reflect Orth's research interests and topics, and working methods. It documents her research on French Renaissance manuscripts, printed books, and other topics. Included are files related to Orth's publications, lectures, and research tools, such as index cards, slides, and microfilms.
Arrangement
Arranged in four subseries: II.A. Publications; II.B. Lectures; II.C. Topical research files; II.D. Research tools.
Series II.A. Publications, 1970-2003 1.7 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
The subseries provides a comprehensive overview of Orth's publications, comprised of articles, exhibition catalogs, encyclopedia entries, and commentaries for editions. It primarily consists of typescripts, but also draft notes and related documentation and correspondence.
Arrangement
Arranged in three sections: articles; exhibitions catalogs; editorial projects.
Articles, 1970-2003
box folder
7 1 "Alexander and Apelles," 1970
7 1 "Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Netherlands (1470-1515)," 1971
7 1 "Attitudes towards Space in XVIth Century French Graphics before the School of Fontainebleau," 1973
7 1 "François Ier as a Subject in French History Painting," 1975
7 1 "A French Illuminated Treaty of 1527," 1978
7 1 "A Portrait Enamel of the French Renaissance," 1979
7 2 "Geoffroy Tory and French Manuscript Illuminations" in Revue de l'art, 1979
7 2 "Geoffroy Tory and French Manuscript Illuminations" in Revue de l'art, 1981
7 2 "Two Books of Hours for Jean Lallement le jeune," 1980
7 2 "The Magdalen Shrine of la Sainte-Baume in 1516," 1981
7 2 "François du Moulin and the Journal of Louise de Savoie," 1981
7 3 "Godefroy le Batave, miniaturiste à la cour de François Ier : les Triomphes de Pétrarque," 1982
7 3 "Godefroy le Batave, Illuminator of the French Royal Family (1516-1526)," 1982
7 3 "The Prison of Love: Medieval Romance in French Renaissance and its Illustrations," 1983
7 3 "The Triumphs of Petrarch illuminated by Godefroy le Batave," 1984
7 4 "From Imitation to Reformation in France: The Carrying of the Cross and Devotional Texts in Angoulême family," 1984-1985
7 5 "Antwerp Mannerist Models of Drawings in French Renaissance Books of Hours: A Case Study of the 1520s Hours Workshop," 1984-1990
Includes 1 computer disc (floppy disk) : 5 1/4 in.
7 6 'Madame sainte Anne: the Holy Kinship, the Royal Trinity and Louise of Savoy," 1987-1991
7 7 Book reviews, 1988-1991
box folder
8 1-4 "The Master of François de Rohan: A Familiar French Renaissance Miniaturist with a New Name," 1989-1994
8 5-8 "Jean du Tillet and the Illustrations of the Grand recueil des roys for Charles IX (1566)," 1992-2000
Article in collaboration with Elizabeth A.R. Brown.
8 9 "Marguerite et la tradition du manuscrit à la Renaissance en France," 1995
8 9 "Hours of Henri II," 1995
8 9 "What Goes Around: Borders and Frames in French Manuscripts," 1996
8 9 Book reviews, 1996-1997
8 10 "Dedicating Women, Manuscript Culture in the French Renaissance: The Case of Anne de Graville and Catherine d'Amboise," 1997
box folder
9 1 "Louise de Savoie et le pouvoir du livre," 1997
9 2 "L'enluminure au temps de Henri II," 1997-2001
9 3 "Family Values: Manuscripts as Gifts and Legacies among French Renaissance Women," 1999-2001
9 4 "Reconsidering Radical Beauty: Marguerite de Navarre's Illuminated Evangelical Catechism and Confession (Arsenal, ms. 5096)," 1999-2001
Revision of an article issued in 1993.
9 5 Contribution for the Festschrift in honor of James Marrow, 2000-2002
9 6 Books reviews, 2000
9 7 "The English Great Bible of 1539 and the French Connection," 2000-2001
9 8-9 "Lyon et Rome à l'antique : les illustrations dans les Antiquités romaines de Guillaume du Choul," 2000-2003
9 10 List of offprints, 1981-2001
9 11 "Godefroy le Batave: His Miniatures in their Manuscript Setting," undated
9 12 "A Manuscript Leaf from the French Renaissance: A Celestial Assembly of Virgins and Martyrs (Ecouen, Musée de la Renaissance, EC 287)," undated
Exhibition catalogs, 1999-2002
This section includes typescripts, proofs, documentation and correspondence related to exhibition catalog entries and an introduction to an exhibition catalog.
box folder
10 1 Leaves of Gold: Treasures of Manuscript Illumination from Philadelphia Collections, 1999-2000
10 2-3 L'art du manuscrit de la Renaissance en France, Musée Condé-Château de Chantilly, 2001
10 4 From Medieval to Modern Times: 700 years of French Art from the Fitzwilliam, The Fitzwilliam Museum, 2001-2002
10 5 Introduction to catalog for an exhibition of manuscripts, Château d'Ecouen-Musée national de la Renaissance, undated
Other projects, 1988-2002
Typescripts, correspondence and related notes document other editorial projects undertaken by Orth.
box folder
10 6 Entries in the Dictionary of Art related to Godefroy le Batave, the 1520s Hours Workshop and the production and trade of manuscripts in the Renaissance, 1988-1993
10 7-8 Renaissance Manuscripts. The Sixteenth Century: A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in France, 1992-2002
Includes correspondence with Harvey Miller Publishers.
10 9-10 Commentary for an edition of Les petites prières de Renée de France, 1994-1999
Subseries II.B. Lectures, 1962-2002 1.3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
The subseries documents lectures and papers that Orth gave at colloquia, conferences, and seminars. It primarily consists of typescripts of the lectures and papers, with related documentation, including abstracts, notes, and correspondence. There are files related to conference sessions chaired by Orth and notes of lectures attended at conferences where Orth gave papers.
Arrangement
Arrangement is chronological, with undated typescripts and two files related to lectures attended at conferences filed at the end of the subseries.
box folder
11 1 "Morgan Library," The New York University, 1962
Paper given in Charles Sterling seminar on French Court Painting.
11 1 "Geoffroy Tory" (Warburg Institute), 1974
11 1 "François du Moulin" (Warburg Institute, Ernst Gombrich seminar), 1975
11 1 "Three Devotional Manuscripts of the French Renaissance" (Central Renaissance conference), 1979
11 1 "Francis I, Caesar, and the Empire in a Manuscript: Commentary on the Gallic Wars" (Johns Hopkins University), 1979
11 1 "The Manuscripts of Godefroy le Batave" (Warburg Institute, colloquium Manuscripts After the Invention of Printing), 1982
11 1 "The French Sixteenth Century Printed Books" (Tafts), 1982
11 1 "The Way of the Cross in Late Fifteenth Century French Art" (International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo), 1983
11 1 "A Rediscovered Series of Illuminations to Jacques le Lieur's Poem on the Passion (International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo), 1987
11 2-7 Chair of the session "Approaches to the Figural Arts" (College of American Art, 77th Annual Meeting, San Francisco), 1987-1989
Includes documentation related to the session's preparation, coordination and closing.
11 8 "Madame Sainte Anne: the Holy Kinship, the Royal Trinity and Louise of Savoy" (23rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo), 1988
11 8 "A Royal Funeral in Paris in 1531: The Epitaphia and the Heart Monument for Louise of Savoy (National Conference of the Renaissance Society of America, New York)," 1988
11 9 "The Eloquent King: Patronage and Humanism at the Court of Francis I" (The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and The School of Art), 1988-1989
box folder
12 1 "Antwerp Mannerist Model Drawings in French Renaissance Manuscripts" (The Historians of Netherlandish Art Conference, Cleveland), 1989
12 2 "Myth in Action: Shifting Allegiances at the Court of Francis I" (Barnard Medieval and Renaissance Conference, New York), 1989-1992
12 3 "The Manuscript Tradition in the French Renaissance" (Freie Universität, Berlin, and Getty Museum, Los Angeles), 1991
12 4 "Marguerite et la tradition du manuscrit à la Renaissance en France" (Colloquium of Pau), 1991-1996
Includes also photograph orders for the article "Radical beauty : Marguerite de Navarre's Illuminated Protestant Catechism and Confession."
12 5 "All the King's Men: Henri II and French Renaissance Manuscripts" (College of American Art, Seattle, and Oxford), 1993
12 5 "Jean du Tillet and the Illustration of the Grand recueil des roys for Charles IX" (The Robert Branner Forum, Columbia University), 1993
Talk with Elizabeth A. R. Brown.
12 5 "Manuscripts to Exhort King and Court in the French Renaissance" (Princeton), 1993
12 5 "Author as Entrepreneur" (International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo), 1993
12 5 "Marguerite de Navarre as a Book Collector" (Colloquium in Washington), 1994
12 6 "A Parisian Book Artist: The Master of François de Rohan, Manuscripts and Woodcuts" (Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, San Francisco), 1995
12 7 "What Goes Around: Bordures and Frames in French Renaissance Manuscripts" (Walters Art Gallery), 1995
12 7 "Power of Books and Power of Women in French Renaissance" (Colby College), 1995
12 8 "Louise de Savoie et le livre" (Colloquium of Blois), 1995-1998
12 9 "Portraits and Presentation Miniatures: François I and His Royal Secretaries" (Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, St. Louis), 1996
12 9 "Dedicating Women, Manuscript Culture in the French Renaissance: The Cases of Anne de Graville and Catherine d'Amboise" (Renaissance Society of America conference, Vancouver, and Pennsylvania State University), 1997
12 9 "L'enluminure au temps de Henri II" (École du Louvre et Musée National de la Renaissance), 1997
12 9 "Circles of Maternal Devotion: Manuscripts for Francis I and Louise of Savoy" (University of Pittsburgh), 1998
12 9 "Surveying French Renaissance Manuscript: Why and How" (Renaissance Society of America annual meeting, MD), 1998
12 9 "Complaints at the Court: The Illumination of Marguerite de Navarre's La Coche" (University of British Columbia medieval workshop), 1998
box folder
13 1 "Les puys en image : l'illustration des palinods de Rouen dans les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque nationale de France (ms. fr. 379 et 1537)" (Colloquium in Rouen), 1998-1999
13 2 "The Primacy of the Word in French Renaissance Psalms Manuscripts" (University of Bamberg), 1998-2000
13 3 "French Renaissance Books of Hours" (Cleveland Museum of Art), 1999-2001
13 4 "French Renaissance Manuscripts, Elegant Survivors" (University of California, Los Angeles, and Manuscript Study Group, Cambridge, MA), 1999-2001
13 5 "Reconsidering Radical Beauty: Marguerite de Navarre's Illuminated Evangelical Catechism and Confession (Arsenal, ms. 5096)" (Canadian Society of Renaissance Studies, Sherbrooke/Lennoxville), 1999
13 5 "The Blossoming of the Last Flowering: Exhibitions of French Late Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, 1982-1993" (College Art Association, 88th annual conference, New York), 1999-2000
13 5 "Guillaume du Choul's Antiquities of Rome" (Sixteenth Century Studies conference, Cleveland), 2000
13 5 "Lyon et Rome à l'antique : les illustrations dans les Antiquités romaines de Guillaume du Choul" (Colloquium of Lyon), 2000
13 6 "Family Values: Manuscripts as Gifts and Legacies among French Renaissance Women" (Colloquium of La Bretesche), 2000
Includes typescript of the paper given by Orth and typescripts of lectures attended.
13 7 "Simon Bourgouyn" (The Sixth Cardiff Conference, Santiago de Compostelle), 2001
13 8 "La splendeur renouvelée du manuscrit au temps de la Renaissance" (Sotheby's France, Paris), 2001
13 9 "Manuscript Illumination in Renaissance Paris: Something Old, Something New" (Medieval Academy Meeting, New York), 2001-2002
13 10 Attendance to the Historians of Netherlandish Art Conference (Antwerp, March 2002), 2002
Includes programs, tickets, and brochures.
13 11 Attendance to Medieval Manuscript Society Meeting (Baltimore, October 2002), 2002
Includes an expense report and correspondence.
13 12 "An Illuminated Protestant Catechism for Marguerite of Navarre: L'Initiatoire instruction en la religion chrestienne pour les enffans", undated
13 12 "French Renaissance Manuscripts: An Introduction" (University of Michigan), undated
Subseries II.C. Topical research files, 1959-2002 11.3 Linear Feet (27 boxes)
As a leading specialist of illuminated manuscripts and books printed during the reigns of Francis I and Henry II of France, Orth gathered extensive research on these topics. The subseries reveals, however, the full range of Orth's research interests, including royal patronage, women writers and patrons, libraries, humanism, and the Evangelical reform.
Arrangement
The topical research files are arranged in six sections: artistic influences during the Renaissance; intellectural life in Renaissance France; libraries, bibliophiles and collections; manuscripts; printers, printing, and printed books; stain glass and painters-glassblowers.
Artistic influences in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries: France, Italy, Northern Europe, 1973-2001
box folder
14 1-4 Fifteenth century visual arts in France, Burgundy, Flanders and Italy, 1965-1995
14 5-6 Flemish drawings, paintings and miniatures, undated
14 7 The School of Fontainebleau and its influence on Parisian artists, 1994-2001
14 8-11 Northern and Italian Renaissance, 1973
Intellectual life in French Renaissance, 1961-2002
Bibles, 1991-1997, undated
box folder
15 1 Printed bibles, bibles in vernacular language, illustrations, 1997
15 2 Iconography, 1991
15 3 Bernard Salomon's Illustrations pour l'Ancien Testament, undated
15 4-8 Bourgouyn, Simon, 1997-2002
The files mostly consists of correspondence with James Carley and documentation on Bourgouyn's work.
15 9 Dante, undated
The file concerns translations of Dante's works in French and their illustrations.
Desmoulins, François, 1978-2001
box folder
16 1-2 Commentaires de la guerre gallique, 1978-2001
16 3 Other works and life, 1992-1995
Evangelical reform, 1999, undated
box folder
16 4-10 Protestant writings and ideas, 1999, undated
box folder
17 1-4 Psalms texts, 1999
Humanism, 1991-1997, undated
box folder
17 5 Clériande Macé de Villebresme, Lefèvre d'Etaples, Erasmus, 1997
17 6 Guillaume Budé, 1991
17 7 Reign of Francis I, undated
17 8-9 Le Lieur, Jacques, 1997
The file consists mostly of documentation of Le Lieur's works, in particular La Passion de notre seigneur Jésus-Christ.
box folder
18 1 Mallart (or Mallard), Jean, 1999-2000
Marot, Clément, 1980-2000
box folder
18 2-3 Thirty Psalms of David, 1980-2000
18 4 Translations after Ovid, 1997-1998
18 5-7 Other works, 1996-1998
18 8 Marot, Jean, 2001
Mythology, undated
box folder
18 9 Ovid, undated
18 10-11 Mythological figures in Antiquity, undated
The file includes documentation on figure of Hercules.
Patronage, 1969-2001
Royal patronage, 1980-1997, undated
box folder
19 1-2 Francis I and Louise of Savoy, 1980
19 3 Henri II, 1997
19 4 Catherine de' Medici, undated
19 5 Royal residences and institutions, undated
Noble families and court officers patronage, 1994-2001
box folder
19 6 Armagnac and Rohan families and Claude d'Urfé, 1996-1997
19 7-8 Guise family, 1994-2001
19 9 François de Tournon, Florimond Robertet, Galiot de Genouillac, undated
box folder
20 1 Amboise Family, Castle of Gaillon, undated
20 2 European courts: King Ferdinand the Catholic, Eleonora Gonzaga, Alessandro Farnese, undated
20 3 Ancient Greece : Alexander and Apelles, 1969-1980
20 4 Romances : Carcel de amor, 1981-2001
Includes photographs and documents related to Godefroy le Batave.
20 5 Sala, Pierre, 1961-1998
20 6-7 Thénaud, Jean, 1986-2001
box folder
21 1-10 Translators and translations from Latin and Greek, 1991-2002
Women, 1969-2001
Marguerite de Navarre, 1978-1998
box folder
22 1-2 Initiatoire instruction chrestienne, 1978-1998
22 3 La Coche, undated
22 4-6 Other works and patronage, 1992
22 7 Marguerite de Savoie, 2001
22 8 Anne de France, duchess of Beaujeu, 1995
22 9 Anne de Graville, 1997-1998
22 10 Louise de Savoie, 1996-2000
22 11 Others, 1969-2000
Includes documentation on humanism and translations.
box folder
23 1-2 Miscellaneous, 1969-2000
Libraries, bibliophiles and collections, 1985-2000
box folder
23 3 Duprat collection, De Thou collection, Paulmy collection, books of Diane de Poitiers, Harvard Libraries and John Ryland University Library of Manchester, 1994
23 4 "Museo di Vanves", Gaston Olivier collection, 1987-1996
23 5 Ambroise Firmin-Didot collection, Glasgow University Library, books of the Granvelle family, undated
23 6 Hamilton collection, Beckford collection and Estelle Doheny collection, 2000
23 7 Huntington Library and Hague Royal Library, 1985-1989
23 8 Meermano Museum, Rosenwals collection, Royal library of the castle of Blois, 1991-1999
23 9 Dutuit collection, Yemeniz collection, Pichon collection, Ruggieri collection and Sauvageot collection, undated
box folder
24 1-9 Others, 1981-2001
The file includes documentation on the history of reading, book production and trade. Also see related files on printers and printing (Boxes 37-39).
Manuscripts, 1959-2002
Books of hours and prayer books, 1985-2002
box folder
25 1-10 Henri II Hours, Dinteville Hours and Montmorency Hours, 1985-2000
box folder
26 1 Catherine de' Medici Hours, 1997-1999
26 2-6 Others, 1993-2002
26 7 Cailleau, Hubert, undated
26 8 Clouet family, 2001
Includes also documents related to the Du Cerceau family.
26 9 Collault, Étienne, 2000
Includes a copy of the DEA dissertation by Marie-Blanche Cousseau.
26 10-11 Cuttings and leaves, 1998-2001
box folder
27 1-5 Godefroy le Batave, 1971-1998
27 6-8 Gouffier manuscripts, 1995-1999
box folder
28 1-5 Heraldry, emblems, mottos, symbols, 1959-1988
28 6-8 "Histoires prodigieuses" manuscripts, 1996-2001
The file consists mostly of correspondence with Stephen Bamforth.
28 9-10 Lallemant manuscripts, 1979-2000
box folder
29 1-4 Master of Claude de France, 1997-1999
29 5-8 Mirepoix manuscripts, 1996-2001
Includes documentation related to the art of illumination in Toulouse.
Miscellaneous, 1962-2002
box folder
30 1-2 Attribution, 1999-2001
Correspondence with Guy-Michel Leproux.
30 3 Bibliography, undated
30 4 Bibliothèque nationale de France, ms. fr. 5109 and fr. 145, undated
30 5 Bodleian Library manuscripts, 1998-1999
30 6-7 Chantilly manuscripts, 1996
30 8 University of Liège library manuscripts from the Wittert's collection, 1997-1999
box folder
31 1-10 Others, 1962-2002
box folder
32 1-4 Parisian masters, 1995-2001
32 5-9 Passio, Carrying of Cross and Imitatio Christi, 1982-1983
box folder
33 1 Perréal, Jean, undated
33 2 Poyet, Jean, undated
33 3-10 Royal ceremonies, 1987-1991
Documentation on entries, funerals and other feasts.
box folder
34 1 Saint Anne, 1976-1988
34 2-3 Saint Mary Magdalene, 1995-1996
34 4-5 Saint Michael's order statutes manuscripts, 1993-2000
34 6 Savoy, Dukes and Counts of, library, 1995-2001
School of Rouen, 1984-1998
box folder
34 7-9 Master of Ango's Hours, 1998, undated
box folder
35 1 Master of Girard Acarie, undated
35 2-3 Patronage of Georges d'Amboise, 1984-1997
35 4 Others, undated
35 5-7 Triumphs of Petrarch, 1982-1999
35 8 Vie de saint Jérôme manuscripts, 1996-2001
box folder
36 1-8 1520s Hours Workshop, 1975-2000
Miscellaneous, 1987-2001
box folder
37 1-2 Architecture and decorative arts in sixteenth-century France, 1987-1991
37 3 French Renaissance historiography, 1996-2001
Printers, printings and printed books, 1962-2002
Du Choul, Guillaume, 1993-2002
box folder
37 4 Des antiquités romaines, vol. 1, undated
37 5-7 Correspondence with Jean Guillemain, 2002
box folder
38 1-5 Work and life, 1993-2001
38 6 Illuminators and printers in Renaissance Lyon, 1998-2001
38 7 Parisian printing, undated
38 8-10 Printed books : general points, 1998-2001
Tory, Geoffroy 1962-2002
box folder
39 1 Prayers Obsecro te and Intemerata in Tory's books of hours, 1973-2002
39 2-8 Others, 1962-1995
box folder
40 1-5 Stained-glass and painters-glassblowers, 1970-1985
Includes documentation and research on a Corning Museum glass panel from Llanrhaeadr, Wales.
Subseries II.D. Research tools, 1957-2003 12.9 Linear Feet (31 boxes)
The series includes microfilms, index cards, offprints, photocopies, photographs and slides, and administrative files such as bills for orders of photographs and slides.
Arrangement
Arrangement is by type of material.
Administrative files, 1962-2003
box folder
41 1 Calls for papers, 1998-2003
Consultation requests for manuscripts, 1985-2001
box folder
41 2 Cambridge University Library, 2001
41 3 Houghton Library, Harvard University, 1985-1998
41 4 Loan of slides from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2002
41 5-6 Bills for orders of slides, negatives and photographs, 1962-1986
41 7 Library reproduction rates, undated
box
42 Microfilms, circa 1962 3 items
box
43-52 Index cards, undated
Index cards for a variety of topics, including Epistles, Passion and Cross, Bindings, Morgan 438, Apelles/Alexander, and Caesar.
Publications, 1967-2002
Included are offprints, reprints, journal issues, and clippings.
Journals, 1972-1998
box folder
53 1-7 Orth publications, 1975-1997
Includes offprints and photocopies of other publications.
box folder
54 1 1972-1974
54 2 1981-1983
54 3 1984-1985
54 4 1987
54 5 1988-1990
54 6 1991-1993
54 7 1993-1995
54 8 1995-1996
box folder
55 1 1996-1997
55 2 1997-1998
55 3 1998
Articles, 1967-2002
box folder
55 4 Albis-Audebrand, 1990-2001
55 5 Backouse-Barolsky, 1967-1998
55 6 Bartz-Brisoon, 1988-1998
box folder
56 1 Brown, 1981-2000
56 2 Buettner-Büttner, 1978-1996
56 3 Camille-Cuttler, 1985-1999
56 4 Dacos-DuBon, 1983-1999
56 5 Edmunds-Friedman, 1986-2002
box folder
57 1 Gatouillat-Griffiths, 1978-1998
57 2 Hamel-Hindman, 1972-2000
57 3 Ives-Jenny, 1991-1996
57 4 Katzenstein-Kren, 1988-2000
57 5 Lacaze-Lyons, 1981-1994
57 6 Marks-Murphy, 1978-2001
box folder
58 1 Ouy - Polleross, 1975-1999
58 2 Randall-Rudy, 1981-2000
58 3 Scallierez-Szabo, 1973-1999
58 4 Tanaka-Truhn, 1988-2001
58 5 Van Buren-Vrochtka, 1989-1998
58 6 Wanklyn-Wissman, 1979-1998
58 7 Yates, undated
58 8 Unidentified, 1966-1996
box
59-61 Photographs, 1959-1999
Includes photographs of the ms. fr. 25558, Bibliothèque nationale, Paris.
box
62-70 Slides and negatives, 1957-2001
Series III. Teaching files, 1963-2002 3.3 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Series III consists primarily of Orth's teaching materials, including her preparation notes for courses taught at the American College in Paris, the University of Virginia, UCLA Extension and UC Santa Barbara, where she taught as visiting faculty while whe worked at the Getty. Student records are SEALED until 2057/2069 per Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) legislation and institutional policy.
Arrangement
The subseries is arranged in three sections: letters of reference; job applications; course notes. For sealed materials, see Box 83.
box folder
71 1-3 Letters of reference, 1990-2002
71 4 Job applications, 1987-1991
Course notes, 1963-1994
The preparation notes for courses taught by Orth are arranged by institutions where Orth was a faculty member but are also filed by topic, therefore they span large periods and only loosely relate to specific courses.
American College, Paris, 1963-1994
box folder
71 5-8 Sixteenth century Italian art history, 1973-1982
box folder
72 1-8 Sixteenth century Northern art history, 1979-1994
Box 72, Folder 8: SEALED until 2069.
box folder
73 1-5 Seventeenth century French and Italian art history, 1975-1981
73 6-7 Seventeenth century Flemish and Dutch art history, 1977-1982
73 8-9 Seventeenth century Spanish art history, 1978
box folder
74 1-5 Eighteenth century French and English history of art and architecture, 1973-1982
74 6-9 Nineteenth century French history and art history, 1963-1980
box folder
75 1 Graphic arts, 1980-1983
SEALED until 2058.
75 2 Renaissance history, 1980-1982
SEALED until 2057.
75 3-5 Course outlines and topics for exams, 1977-1983
Box 75, Folder 3: SEALED until 2058.
University of Virginia, 1976-1994
box folder
75 6-11 Fifteenth century Northern art history (Burgundy and France included), 1982-1994
Box 75, Folders 6, 8, 10: SEALED until 2056/2069.
box folder
76 1-4 Sixteenth century French and Italian art history, 1976-1994
Folder 2 is SEALED until 2069.
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) : history of Paris, 1989-1992
Include documents related to courses taught at University of California, Santa Barbara.
box folder
76 5-9 1989
box folder
77 1-3 1989-1992
Series IV. Correspondence, 1966-2002 1.7 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Series IV consists of Orth's correspondence in the form of e-mails, hand-written and typed letters with scholars and colleagues, including François Avril, Colin Eisler, Patricia Stirnemann, and Charles Sterling, for whom Orth worked as a secretary while she studied at NYU. The correspondence illustrates Orth's prominent place in the field of art history, her wide-spread relationships with other scholars, and her significant capacity for hard work.
Arrangement
Arranged in two categories: individuals; institutions. Also see Series I-III, as correspondence in these series has been left in situ.
Individuals, 1966-2002
box folder
78 1 Alexander, Jonathan
78 1 Arsmtrong, Lilian
78 1 Avril, François
78 1 A
78 3-4 Backhouse, Janet
78 2 Barnet, Peter
78 2 Barolsky, Paul
78 2 Baron, Robert A.
78 2 Bayle, Jeanne
78 2 Béguin, Sylvie
78 2 Belkin, Kristin
78 2 Bloem, Hélène
78 2 Brown, Cynthia
78 5-8 Brown, Elizabeth Peggy
78 2 Brunel-Lobrichon, Geneviève
78 2 B
box folder
79 1 Calkins, Robert G.
79 1 Catanzarik, Christina
79 1 Chapman, Perry
79 1 Clark, Gregory
79 1 Cooper, Richard
79 1 Crépin-Leblond, Thierry
79 1 Cuttler, Charles
79 1 C
79 2 Day, Richard
79 2 De Kesel, Roger
79 2 Desrosiers-Bonin, Diane
79 2 Driver, Martha
79 2 Dunbar, Burton
79 2 D
79 3 Edelstein, Mel
79 3 Edom, Jean
79 3 Eichberger, Dagmar
79 3 Eisler, Colin
79 3 E
79 4 Fogg, Sam
79 4 Ffolliott, Sheila
79 4 F
79 5 Gauthier, David
79 5 Griffiths, Jeremy
79 5 G
79 6 Hackenbroch, Yvonne
79 6 Hand, John
79 6 Heckscher, William S.
79 6 Higman, Francis
79 6 Hindman, Sandra
79 6 H
79 7 Johnston, Barbara
79 7 I-J
79 8 Kemp, William
79 8 K
79 9 Lecoq, Anne-Marie
79 9 Liou, Elaine
box folder
80 1 L, Diverse
80 1 Marrow, James H.
80 1 Massing, Jean-Michel
80 1 M
80 2 N-O
80 3 Pearson, Andrea
80 3 Persels, Jeff
80 3 Plesch, Véronique
80 3 P
80 4 Rice, Eugene F.
80 4 Rouse, Mary
80 4 Russell, Daniel
80 4 R
80 5 Scaillierez, Cécile
80 5 Schaeffer, Claude
80 5 Scheller, R. W.
80 5 Sider, Sandra
80 5 Steenbock, Frauke
80 6 Sterling, Charles
80 6 Stirnemann, Patricia
80 6 Sutton, Kay
80 6 S
80 7 Tenschert, Heribert
80 7 Tesnière, Marie-Hélène
80 7 Testa, Judith
80 7 Thompson, Glenda G.
80 7 T
80 8 Unger, Dick
80 9 Van Buren, Anne
80 9 V
box folder
81 1 Winn, Mary Beth
81 1 W
81 2 Z
81 3 Unidentified
Institutions, 1971-2000
box folder
81 4 American College, Paris
81 4 Arsenal, Bibliothèque de l'
81 4 Art Resource
81 5 Bourges
81 5 Burlington Magazine
81 6 Cambridge University
81 6 Central Renaissance Conference
81 6 Chantilly
81 6 Christie's
81 6 Columbia University
81 7 Doheny Library
81 7 Droz
81 7 Duke University
81 8 Early Book Society
No Subnote Content
81 9 École du Louvre
81 10-11 Écouen
81 12 Faksimile Verlag Luzern
81 12 Fitzwilliam Museum
box folder
82 1 Garland Press
82 1 Gazette des Beaux-Arts
82 1 Getty Center
82 1 Grolier Club
82 2 Houghton Library
82 2 Huntington Library
82 3 Jones University
82 4 Lyon
82 4 Maggs Bros.
82 5 Pierpont Morgan Library
82 6 Renaissance Quarterly
82 6 Revue de l'Art
82 7 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
82 7 The Sixteenth Century Journal and Conference
82 7 Smith College
82 7 Society of architectural historians
82 7 Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance
82 8 Sotheby's
82 7 Staatliche Museen
82 9 Van Ghemmert
82 9 Victoria and Albert Museum
82 9 Vieilles maisons françaises
82 10 Walters Art Gallery
box folder
87 11 Warburg Institute
box folder
82 12 Address book, undated
box
83 Sealed materials