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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 V. Photographs, negatives, and copper printing plates, circa 1910-1965 81 box(es)
Series V.B. Photographs of projects, volunteer activities, and personal life, circa 1919-1964 12 Linear Feet
Several binders are filled with images of Hoffman's major portraits and commissions such as the Bush House, the Hall of Man, the Joslin Hospital Project, and the International Dance Fountain, as well as images of her smaller projects. In particular, there are a number of photographic studies for the Bacchanale frieze, a project of 25 relief panels that Hoffman worked on intermittently for ten years. Complementing these studies are personal photographs of Hoffman with Pavlova along with books and concert programs of Pavlova's performances. Other photographs document Hoffman's travels and friendships. Finally, a small photo archive of work by Auguste Rodin, Ivan Mestrovic, Jean Julien Lemordant is supported by news clippings, scrapbooks and exhibition catalogs. Index to images found in each binder.
75 Album, "Serbian War Photographs," circa 1919
Loose photographs and news clippings moved to Box 64, f.2.
76 Album, "Trip through Yugoslavia and Greece; American Red Cross; American Relief Administration," circa 1919
Loose photographs and news clippings moved to Box 87, f.1.
77 Album, "World Trip," 1930-1935, 1953
"Peking; Hong Kong; Macassar; Bali; Java; Malay Jungle; Burma; India; Ceylon; Suez; Paris, 1953; New Mexico, 1934; Paris, 1935."
78 Album, 1919-1923
"Paris, 1919; Norton, CT 1920; Bar Harbor, 1920; Tyringham, 1921; Thousand Islands, 1920; England, 1923; Budapest, 1923."
79 Album, circa 1929
"Paris Villa Chauvelot, 1929; Kossovo with Milan Pribicevic, 1929" (includes studies for "Breton Wrestlers." Loose photographs moved to Box 87, f.4.)
80 Album, personal photographs, 1937-1944
Loose photographs moved to Box 87, f.5.
81 Album, circa 1936-1938
"1936 - Nevada; California; Blerencourt, Scotland; Isle of Skye; Brittany 1937 - New York Studio; Anne Morgan; Yugoslavia; Louise Branch; Mestrovic; Venice; Paris Fair 1938 - New York Studio."
82 Album, circa 1935-1936
"July 1935 - Scotland; Paris; Brittany, 1935-1936 - Mt. Kisco, 1936 - New York Studio."
83 Album, circa 1924
"Hartsdale; Prides Crossing; Mestrovic in New York; Liverpool Cathedral; Bush House; France; Brittany; Riviera; Africa; d'Jerba; Zagreb; New York; Zaraga; Exposition Colonial Paris; Villa Asti; Santa Barbara; Hawaii; Japan; Ainus; Limét; 1924"
84 Album, "Photo Album, New England, etc." 1939-1945
Album, personal photographs, 1940-1964
85 1940-1959
86 1961-1964
Photographs, 1919-1944
box folder
87 1 Loose photo from Album (Box 76), Trip to Yugoslavia - American Relief, circa 1919
87 2 Loose photographs and news clippings from Album (Box 75), Serbian War Photographs, circa 1919 17 items
87 3 Scrapbook, "Bernard's Cloister Sculpture," undated 3 items, photographs
87 4 Loose photographs from Album (Box 79), Paris, Villa Chauvelot, "Breton Wrestlers," etc., 1929 29 photographs
87 5 Loose photographs from Album (Box 80); Miscell. photographs, (includes photographs of Emma Eames as "Desdemona" and Sam Grimson), 1937-1944 4 items
Miscellaneous personal photographs of Malvina Hoffman, her artwork and friends. Binder indexed in four parts, 1936-1937
For items below, refer to index found in binders.
88 Part I
Includes images of Thamara Lirrskaya, Dr. Fraenkel, Ernest Schelling and Enrique Granados, Appui Aux Artistes, Hoffman with Sam Grimson on their wedding day, Julia Dodge (Rea), Katherine Rhoades, the Brearley School, Eugene Rudier, Paul M. Warburg, Thomas J. Watson, Robert Baillie, "Pressure Points" (anatomical model), Madhavan (Shankar Ballet Co.) - 29 photographs total
88 Part II
Trip to England and Scotland with Anne Morgan, Helen Draper, Bessie Lovett, Lady Reading.
88 Part III
Portrait photographs (facial studies for portraits including Myrio and Desha, C.D. Batilliedlder, Colonel Milan Pribicevic, Chana Orloff, Marguerite Yourcenar, Edouard Shuré, Emma Eames, William A. Delano, Mei Lan-fang, Marcel Griaule - 21 photographs
88 Part IV: Paul Draper 1 clipping, 5 photographs
Personal photographs; projects (Hall of Man)
Binder indexed in five parts.
89 Part I: Portraits of Malvina Hoffman by other artists
Includes photographs of works by Mestrovic, Angel Zarreega, C.D. Batelielder, A. Iacovleff, P. De Lanux, Belskie, Self-portrait by M.Hoffman - 16 photographs.
89 Part II: Kiki (Hoffman's cat) 1 clipping, 9 photographs, 1 booklet
89 Part III: Greeting Cards 6 photographs
89 Part IV: Hall of Man, Unity of Mankind Centerpiece 7 photographs
89 Part V: Portraits of Asian "racial types" 59 photographs
Projects (Hall of Man)
Binder indexed in five parts.
90 Part I: Portraits of Oceanic and Australian "racial types" 29 photographs
90 Part II: Portraits of European "racial types" 23 photographs
90 Part III: Portraits of North American "racial types" 7 photographs
90 Part IV: Portraits of South American "racial types" 2 photographs
90 Part V: Portraits of Central American "racial types" 1 photograph
Projects (Hall of Man, Bush House)
Binder indexed in three parts.
91 Part I: Portraits of African "racial types" 26 photographs
91 Part II: World Tour (personal photographs) 20 photographs
91 Part III: Bush House, dedicated to "The Friendship of the English Speaking Peoples"
Includes clippings and photographs of the progress and installation of this commission - 10 clippings, 2 drawings, 1 invitation, 3 personal notes, 42 photographs, 1 program.
Projects (New York World's Fair, Joslin Hospital), 1939, 1956
Binder indexed in two parts.
92 Part I: International Dance Fountain, New York World's Fair, 1939
photographs of plasters and models of fountain in her studio - 12 photographs.
92 Part II: The Evolution of Medicine - Joslin Hospital, Boston, MA, 1956
photographs of panels representing people throughout history who have made significant contributions to medicine and to the treatment of diabetes - 12 photographs.
Projects (monuments and portraits), 1922-1923, 1957
Binder indexed in five parts.
93 Part I: Series of bronze doors and cemetery stones 7 photographs
93 Part II: Presbrey Leland Company
photographs of miscellaneous commissioned monuments - 2 ltrs, 28 photographs.
93 Part III: Ignace Paderewski, 1922-1923 8 photographs
Photo studies and portraits.
93 Part IV: Père Teilhard de Chardin 9 photographs
photographs studies and portrait.
93 Part V: John Keats, 1957 2 clippings, 3 photographs
Portrait studies and articles.
Photographs relating to Malvina's work and personal friendships, 1917-1924
Binder indexed in five parts.
94 Part I: Malvina Hoffman photographed with her work 35 photographs
94 Part II: "La Bacchanale," bas-reliefs, 1924
Includes photographs of Pavlova and Pavley posing for the panels - 1 lithograph, 21 photographs
94 Part III: "La Bacchanale Russe," group sculpture, 1917
photographs of M. Hoffman with sculpture in Luxembourg Gardens - 8 photographs.
94 Part IV: "La Péri," 1921
Includes photographs of Pavley and Pavlova posing for the sculpture - 13 photographs.
94 Part V: Anna Pavlova
Personal photographs with Hoffman, including Pavlova as the "Byzantine Madonna" - 15 photographs.
Photographs relating to Malvina Hoffman's work and personal friendships
Binder indexed in seven parts.
95 Part I: Anna Pavlova
Includes dancer posing for her role as "Immortal Swan," by Nakhimoff and as "La Gavotte" for Hoffman - 8 photographs.
95 Part II: The Rudier Foundry, Paris
Includes photographs of Pierre and Jean Limet - 30 photographs.
95 Part III: Malvina Hoffman's New York Studio 9 photographs
95 Part IV: Malvina Hoffman's Paris Studio (with Sam Grimson and Kiki) 17 photographs
95 Part V: Malvina Hoffman's models
Includes photographs of Shan-Kar ballet dancer, the Snow Leopard, Richard Hoffman, and child model for "La Frileuse" - 12 photographs.
95 Part VI: Malvina Hoffman as model (for her own sculptures) 4 photographs
95 Part VII: Malvina Hoffman's students 3 photographs
Miscellaneous photographs
96 Miscellaneous photographs
photographs of art work by Michelangelo, Herbert Haseltine, Daniel Chestor French, Jozha Kljakovic, Chana Orloff and Donald De Lue - 92 photographs.
box folder
97 1 Miscellaneous photographs (includes photo of Rita de Acosta Lydig) 3 photographs
97 2 Photographs with autographs (including autographed photo of T. Oucrainsky) 2 photographs
97 3 Bush House 5 photographs, 1 booklet
Related to Box 91.
97 4 Dance International Fountain 1 photograph
Related to Box 92.
97 5 Ignace Paderewski, portrait studies 1 photograph
Related to Box 93.
97 6 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, portrait studies 6 photographs, 1 booklet
Related to Box 93.
97 7 John Keats, portrait studies 1 photograph
Related to Box 93.
97 8 Helen Frick, portrait studies 4 photographs
Related to Box 93.
97 9 Miscellaneous photographs of work by M. Hoffman 14 photographs
Includes portraits of Frances Rich, Col. Milan Pribicevic, Rita de Acosta Lydig, Richard Hoffman, Drs. William Henry Draper (1830-1901) and William Kinnicut Draper (1863-1926), Peacock Wall Fountain (1925), Bas- Relief for Mahoney City Post Office (1939), "Christ on the Cross" (1942), "Christ Walking on Water" (bronze statuette, 1946) and "Young Neptune" (fountain, 1925).
97 10 "Bacchanale Russe" and "La Péri" - Pavley and Pavlova 21 photographs
Related to Box 94.
97 11 Miscellaneous photographs of other artists' work
Related to Box 96. Includes S. Tchernoff's "Begging Boy," and Herbert Haseltine - 3 photographs (negatives transferred to Box 125).
98 Photo album, Dessins par Jean Julien Lemordant
Lemordant, Jean Julien / Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, undated
box folder
99 1 Scrapbook of Jean Julien Lemordant I
Black leather 3-ring binder, includes index to all three binders.
99 2 Scrapbook of Jean Julien Lemordant II (black leather 3-ring binder)
99 3 Scrapbook of Jean-Julien Lemordant III (black leather 3-ring binder)
99 4 Jean-Julien Lemordant, clippings and photographs circa 15 items
99 5 Jean-Julien Lemordant, exhibit announcements and review articles circa 15 items
99 6 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, articles, booklets about him circa 15 items
Mestrovic, Ivan
100 Photo album
box folder
101 1-5 Miscellaneous photographs of work by Ivan Mestrovic circa 125 items
101 6-7 Miscellaneous pamphlets, exhibition announcements, clippings, and photographs circa 50 items
101 8-9 Miscellaneous news clippings about Mestrovic circa 30 items
Mestrovic / Lemordant
box folder
102* 1 Miscellaneous photographs and exhibition announcements regarding Mestrovic circa 20 items
Transferred from box 101
102* 2 Miscellaneous news clippings photographs and announcements regarding Lemordant and exhibitions 2 items
Transferred from box 99
Pavlova, Anna; Moore, Marianne; Shankar, Uday; Alexander, Arsene
box folder
103 1 Anna Pavlova, booklets and programs circa 15 items
103 2 Anna Pavlova, record of the Metropolitan Opera benefit circa 10 items, news clippings
103 3 Anna Pavlova, clippings and obituaries circa 20 items, news clippings
103 4 Anna Pavlova, books and programs 5 items
103 5 Marianne Moore, clippings circa 25 items
103 6 Uday Shankar, booklets and photographs circa 30 items, news clippings, 1 strip of negatives
103 7 Article in French and English about Hoffman, written by Arsene Alexander
Rodin, Auguste
box folder
104 1 Key to Rodin's Hotel Biron entrance (in leather-bound box)
104 2 The Races of Mankind exhibit booklet 9 copies
104 3 Album, Rudier Collection of Rodin pieces 1 item
104 4 Photographs of Rodin's work in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. circa 25 items
104 5 Miscellaneous items related to Rodin 2 items
List of Rodin sculptures at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco. Envelope with Rodin quotes read at William K. Draper's funeral (Hoffman's brother in law).
104 6 Assorted catalogs and books about Rodin circa 15 items
104 7 One news clipping about Malvina Hoffman
Miscellaneous photographs of Rodin and his work, 1922, 1936, 1938
box folder
105 1 Miscellaneous photographs of Rodin with family and friends 26 photographs, 1 drawing, 1 negative
Isadora Duncan, Malvina Hoffman; Rodin on his deathbed.
105 2 Photographs of Rodin's work 54 photographs
Work in plaster, stone, and bronze.
105 3 Miscellaneous photographs, 1936, 1938 9 items
Photographs of Hôtel Biron and Chapel of the Sacred Heart; an album "Photographs of works in New York, 1936," with a letter from Rudier inside; a list entitled "Books contained in Library at Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, 1938."
105 4 Photo album: "Musée Rodin (Hôtel Biron)," 1922
Miscellaneous photographs, magazine articles, drawings about Auguste Rodin
box folder
106* 1 Photographs, postcards and 1 booklet about Rodin, circa 1933 circa 10 items
Magazine articles about Rodin, 1911-1919, undated
box folder
106* 2 "Le Musée Rodin," L'Art et Les Artistes, 1919
106* 2 "Rodin and Freud: Masters of Ambivalence," by Parker Tyler, undated
106* 2 "Rodin and the Tragedy of Sculpture," undated
106* 2 "Auguste Rodin: His Life and Work, With a Consideration of the Proposed Room in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," by Robert MacCameron, Town & Country, Volume 65, No. 47, 1911 February 4
106* 3 "L'Exil de Rodin," Le Magazine d'aujourd'hui, circa 1935
106* 4 Miscellaneous works by or about Rodin, circa 1910-1912 3 items
Includes sketch of Rodin by M. Hoffman; "Mon Cher Maître" (1910), a caricature of Rodin from Vanity Fair; a photo of a Rodin bust (inscribed by Rodin to Duchesse de Choiseuil, and from the Duchesse to M. Hoffman in 1912).
106* 5-7 Photographs of Rodin's work 29 photographs
Indices, lists related to photographs and negatives, circa 1934, undated
box folder
107A 1 Malvina Hoffman notes on her world trip and photographs, circa 1934? 24 pages
24 pages of typed comments (by Hoffman) on sources of photographic images (lantern slides?), some appear to be notes for a slide lecture or showing of Hoffman's films.
107A 2 Index cards and lists, undated 7 pieces
Index cards for Sculptures in Gardens, circa 28 cards; list of images typed on large cards, arranged by country.
107A 3 Photocopies of indices to negatives (taken from negative box)
Indices to Negative binders 2, 3 and 4, from which negatives in Box 109 were re-housed. Copy of these lists also in Box 109. (See also Box 111.)
107A 4 Hall of Man sculptures - negative lists 7 items (18 pages)
Photocopied indices from Negative volumes I, II, III, IV. (Refers to negatives now housed in Boxes 116-124, with another copy of the lists.) Includes 2 pages typed "Description of Bone Armour, Pekin; by Professor Lessing."
107A 5 Index to images in the Albums of Facial Studies
Photocopies of handwritten indices to images in volumes in Box 58 - Box 64. Another copy in Box 58A.
107A 6 Labels for Hall of Man bronzes
Printed labels in buckrum case.

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