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Malvina Hoffman papers, 1807-1882, 1897-1984, undated

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Series I. Correspondence and personal papers, 1903-1984, undated
Series I.A. Correspondence, 1903-1967, undated
Series I.B. Correspondence, research materials, photographs, and personal documents for commissions, 1927-1965
Series I.C. Correspondence about exhibitions, publications and lectures, 1920-1967
Series I.D. Correspondence, War relief, Dance International, and miscellaneous, 1908-1984, undated
Series II. Datebooks, 1902-1966, undated
Series III. Manuscripts, publications and lectures, 1807-1882, 1905-1966
Series IV. Periodicals, clippings, and exhibitions catalogs, 1915-1962, 1917-1980, undated
Series V. Photographs, negatives, and copper printing plates, circa 1910-1965
Series V.A. Photograph Albums, "The Races of Mankind," circa 1930-1933
Series V.B. Photographs of projects, volunteer activities, and personal life, circa 1919-1964
Series V.C. Negatives, lantern slides, copper printing plates, circa 1915-1957, undated
Series VI. Videocassettes and sound cassettes, 1924-1939, 1961, undated
Series VII. Travel diaries, postcards, scrapbooks and memorabilia, 1897-1966, undated
Series VIII. Sketchbooks, drawings, and photographs, 1898-1964
Series VIII.A. Sketchbooks, 1898-1964
Series VIII.B. Large photographs of sculptures and commissions, 1915-1960
Series VIII.C. Working drawings, sketches and progress photographs, 1915-1964
Series X. Motion picture films and negatives, 1924-1939, undated
Hoffman (Malvina) Papers
Series VIII. Sketchbooks, drawings, and photographs, 1898-1964 6 Linear Feet 20 boxes, 9 flat file folders, 4 rolls
Series VIII.C. Working drawings, sketches and progress photographs, 1915-1964 5 Linear Feet
Series VIII.C contains drawings for study, design development, and fabrication of Hoffman sculptures and commissions. Progress photographs document development of the work.
Dance studies, circa 1915
Refer to flat file folders 3** and 4** for items relating to this box.
box folder
187* 1 Working drawings, undated 6 drawings, matted
187* 2-12 Dance studies, undated 47 drawings, 1 watercolor
Working drawings for Bacchanale frieze, dance sculptures, and Epinal Monument, circa 1915, circa 1948-1960
box folder
188 1 Fold out sketchbook, Bacchanale frieze, circa 1915
188 2-4 Panel studies, Bacchanale frieze, circa 1915 21 drawings
188 5 Working drawings, Bacchanale frieze, circa 1915 5 drawings
188 6 Studies for dance sculptures ("Bacchanale," "La Gavotte," "Petrouchka [Nijinksky]" and "La Péri"), circa 1915 circa 50 drawings
188 7-8 Working drawings, Epinal Monument, circa 1948-1960 circa 50 drawings
Relates to Box 190*
Working drawings for Grace Cathedral project, Joslin project, Epstein Mausoleum, and other commissions, circa 1924-1965
box folder
189* 1 Working drawings, Grace Cathedral project, circa 1942-1944 6 items
189* 2 Working drawings, Joslin project, Boston, circa 1956-1965 6 drawings
4 drawings transferred from Box 20, f8 and f10.
189* 3 Proposed Design for Eleanor Van Rensellear Fairfax Medal (National Society of Colonial Dames of America to Margaret Sloan), 1924-1925 2 drawings
189* 4 Working drawings, "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," 1927 8 photographs, 18 drawings
Large drawing transferred to flat file folder 5.
189* 5 Working drawings, Epstein Mausoleum 18 drawings, 1 watercolor
189* 6 Study for "Young Neptune" fountain, 1925 3 drawings
189* 7 Study of bas-relief panel for Mahoney City Post Office, Pennsylvania, 1939 2 drawings
Working drawings and photographs for Epinal and IBM war memorials, 1942-1960
Refer to flat file folders 1, 2, 7 and 8 for items relating to this box.
box folder
190* 1 Progress and research photographs, Epinal, circa 1953 24 photographs
190* 2-3 Working drawings, Epinal Monument, circa 1948-1960 20 drawings, 2 photographs, 1 drawing
1 blueprint from Box 22, f1.
190* 4 Design, "Atlas of the Races of Mankind," with photo representation of "Map of Mankind, Racial Types, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago," circa 1944 2 items
190* 5 Watercolor drawing, IBM project, 1947
190* 6 Working drawing, IBM project, 1947
190* 7 Working drawings and progress photographs, IBM project and Presbrey-Leland flagpole, circa 1942-1946 11 items
IBM project honored those who served in the Armed Forces in W.W.II.
190* 8 Working drawings, Presbrey-Leland flagpole, circa 1942-1960 2 items
190* 9-10 Cut-out compositions, by disabled veterans at Cushing General Hospital, Framingham, circa 1946 4 items
Miscellaneous drawings and sketches, 1899, 1904-1964, undated
Refer to flat file folder 6** for items relating to this box.
box folder
191* 1 Drawings, "Six Centers of Kundalini" circa 1917 6 drawings
Used in POW reliefs applied to "Column of Life" sculpture.
191* 2 Studies for Bali Dancers, circa 1930-1931 4 drawings
191* 3 Studies for "Bullfight series," circa 1952 13 drawings, watercolors
Includes cloth from Box 148.
191* 4 Assorted dance studies in pencil, circa 1911 9 drawings
191* 5 Studies of Pavley and Pavlova, circa 1915 4 drawings
191* 6 Dance studies, undated 3 drawings
191* 7 "Anatomical Studies," undated 2 drawings
Miscellaneous drawings, 1916, 1930-1933, undated
box folder
191* 8 1916, undated circa 6 items
"The Sacrifice" (War Memorial at Harvard Chapel), a watercolor stage and costume design for "Ballet d'Octave Fantastique" (1914), and a drawing entitled "Early work by M. Hoffman."
191* 9 1915, 1930-1933 circa 10 items
Marianne Moore portrait study, sketch for "Serbia" (Serbian National Defense League Poster, 1915), and studies of American Indians, circa 1930-1933.
191* 10 Studies, blueprints for various projects, circa 1945-1964 circa 30 drawings
Studies for Kimber Farms, Ruth Slenzcynska Medal (transferred from Box 23, f5) and Genetics Award (transferred from Box 23, f4), 1954-1956 - circa 18 drawings. Blueprints for Alexander Weddell Memorial tablet (transferred from Box 22, f6), 1945-1948 - 2 items. Studies for Henry David Thoreau Portrait for Hall of Fame, New York University (transferred from Box 23, f8), 1963-1964, - 10 drawings, blueprints.
box folder
192* 1 Portrait studies, circa 1904-1948 16 drawings
Portrait studies of Harry Fairbanks (1904), Dr. Joseph Fraenkel, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1948), Phil Wadsworth, Robert Bacon, Col. Pribicevic, Isaac Selizman (circa 1915), Felix Warburg (1935), S. Grimson (1932) and An Den Mond (1904).
192* 2 Charcoal sketch of paratrooper and poster for "Bundles for Britain" pin, 1941 2 items
192* 3 Watercolor drawing, "la houe 'Nommo' - harpe luth des Dogon - métier à Tisser - caisse de forgerou," by Hoffman, undated
Drawing featured in an ethnographic journal article by Marcel Griaule.
192* 4 Color wheel and color prism, 1899 2 watercolors
192* 5 Pastel, reclining figures, undated 2 items
192* 6 Dance studies, "Après-midi d'un faune" (Vaslav Nijinsky), "Le Narcisse," undated circa 15 items
192* 7 Studies for Bush House Group, 1924-1925 6 drawings
192* 8 Miscellaneous drawings, 1927, 1936, 1939 circa 35 items
International Dance Fountain, circa 1939; World Tour to Africa, circa 1936; Boldini study, undated; "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," 1927.
box folder
193 1 The Poor Children of New York City, original drawings for book by Hoffman with published copies, undated 5 items
193 2 Sketchbook from Paris, 1906-1910 3 items
193 3 Study for "Despair" and Sketchbook, "Ma Mère," undated 2 items
193 4 Dance Studies with watercolor of Oukrainsky, circa 1915-1920 circa 10 items
193 5 Sketchbook, miscellaneous studies, 1919, undated circa 25 items, 1 watercolor
"Red Cross," "La Frileuse," "Death Studies of Henry C. Frick [1919]," Sir David, Cromwell Twins and Col. Phillippe B. Varrilla.
Oversize drawings and photographs, 1885-1896, 1927, 1948-1960, undated
flatfile
1** Working drawings for Presbrey-Leland flagpole 3 items
Drawings transferred from Box 190*.
1** Drawings and photographs relating to IBM exhibition album (from Box 171) circa 6 items
flatfile
2** Architectural drawings for Epinal Monument, France, 1948-1960 3 drawings
Drawings transferred from Box 190*.
flatfile
3** Working drawings for Bacchanale frieze 2 drawings
Portfolio #5 - drawings transferred from Box 187*.
flatfile
4** Working drawings for Bacchanale frieze 2 drawings
Portfolio #6 - drawings transferred from Box 187*.
flatfile
5** Working drawings from "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," 1927 11 items
Drawings transferred from Box 189*.
flatfile
6** Unidentified drawing, undated
In sink mat, transferred from Box 191*.
flatfile
7** Working drawing and research photograph, Epinal Monument, 1948-1960
Drawing transferred from Box 190*.
7** Blueprints, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco 5 items
Pulled from Box 22, f3.
flatfile
8** Working drawing, Presbrey-Leland flagpole, circa 1942-1946
Drawing pulled from Box 190*.
flatfile
9** Photographs of models for Hall of Man sculptures, 1939, undated 3 items
African Girl and Tree Climber, (from Box 185*, f2), undated; "Landscape Layout of Plaza VI," Dept. of Construction, N.Y. World's Fair, August 1939.
roll
1** Working drawings, "Bacchanale" 6 drawings
roll
2** Working drawings, "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" Monument and International Dance Fountain 3 drawings
roll
3** Linen Cloth with embroidered signatures of family and friends of Hoffman, 1885-1896
Mallie Hoffman, Helen Fidelia Hoffman and several graduating class members of Harvard, Yale and Westminster. From Box 194*.
roll
4** Poster, "Map of Races of Mankind," Field Museum, undated


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