The J. Paul Getty Trust Research Home Search Tools & Databases Collection Inventories and Finding Aids
Collection Inventories and Finding Aids


Home | Return to Search Results

Find a term within this inventory

Print View

E. Maurice Bloch papers, circa 1925-1989

Request access to the physical materials described in this inventory through the catalog record for this collection. Click here for the access policy.
Descriptive Summary
Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content of Collection
Restrictions
Indexing Terms
Administrative Information
Container List
Series I. Correspondence, 1941-1989
Series I.A. Occasional letters received, , 1965-1988 undated
Series I.B. Letters received and letters sent, 1941-1982
Series I.C. Letters received and sent, 1976-1989
Series II. New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, 1936-1958, 1988
Series II.A. Course syllabi, 1935-1942, undated
Series II.B. Bloch's notes and term papers for NYU classes, 1936-1947, undated
Series II.C. NYU School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Bloch's undergraduate years, 1936-1939
Series II.D. NYU-IFA, Bloch's master's thesis, 1940-1942
Series II.E. NYU Washington Square campus, correspondence, 1945-1946
Series II.F. NYU-IFA, Bloch's Ph.D. materials, 1944-1959
Series II.G. Correspondence with NYU-IFA professors, others, 1946-1988
Series III. Teaching materials, 1945-1982 undated
Series III.A. Lecture notes, 1945-1982
Series III.B. Students' course work for Bloch's classes, 1940s-1980s
Series III.C. Universities of Missouri and Minnesota employment, 1944-1947
Series III.D. UCLA employment, 1956-1989
Series IV. George Caleb Bingham Research, 1943-1989
Series IV.A. Publications and lectures, 1943-1987
Series IV.B. Bingham exhibits, 1910, 1935-1986
Series IV.C. Bingham portraits, 1940s-1980s
Series IV.D. Bingham narrative/genre paintings, 1944-1989
Series IV.E. Bingham landscapes, 1944-1984
Series IV.F. Bingham drawings and unidentified paintings, 1967-1985
Series IV.G. Assorted materials regarding Bingham paintings, 1944-1984, undated
Series IV.H. Bingham biography, 1931, 1944-1988
Series V. Benjamin West research, 1821-1987
Series V.A. Correspondence, 1961-1987
Series V.B. West exhibit catalogs/inventories, 1821-1987, undated
Series V.C. West research, 1926, 1961-1987, undated
Series V.D. Raphael Lamar West, 1980s
Series V.E. Prints after the works of B. West, undated
Series V.F. West's own collection of drawings, 1820-1898
Series VI. Research files on 19th century art, 1945-1987
Series VI.A. Publications, 1945-1987, undated
Series VI.B. Never published book projects, ca. 1940s-1988
Series VI.C. Lectures, 1960-1982
Series VI.D. Research files, 1870s-1890s, 1940s-1980s, undated
Series VI.E. Inventories and bibliographies, 1940s-1989, undated
Series VI.F. Artist/subject files, 1940s-1989, undated
Series VII. Curatorial and advisory positions, 1953-1989
Series VII.A. Cooper Union Museum, 1953-1959
Series VII.B. Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, 1957-1984
Series VII.C. Tamarind Lithography Workshop, 1960-1989
Series VII.D. Archives of American Art, 1958-1987
Series VII.E. American Art Council, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1971-1986
Series VII.F. Virginia Steele Scott Foundation, 1975-1991
Series VIII. Bloch's personal collection, ca. 1935-1989
Series VIII.A. Bloch's art collection, 1852, 1949-1989
Series VIII.B. Bloch's stamp collection, undated
Series VIII.C. Bloch's autograph collection, 1935-1989
Series VIII.D. Dealers' correspondence, 1951-1989
Series IX. Personal and miscellaneous files, 1920s-1970s
Bloch (E. Maurice) papers
Series VIII. Bloch's personal collection, ca. 1935-1989 7 box(es)
Series comprises 3.5 linear ft. and illustrates in great detail Bloch's collecting interests and purchases. Inventories, wants lists and correspondence with dealers document his collections of prints, stamps, autographs, illustrations for magazines, pictorial sheet music, paintings, drawings, medals, and panorama exhibits ephemera. The dealer correspondence comprises most of this series (2 linear ft.) and includes letters relating to Bloch's work (especially curatorial) and research on Bingham, West, Lanman, and other American artists. Extensive files exist for several dealers, including Berry-Hill, Colnaghi, Stuart Feld of Hirschl & Adler, Lucien Goldschmidt, Goodspeed's, Kennedy Galleries, M. Knoedler, Old Print Shop, R. E. Lewis, Marvin Sadik, Victor Spark, Robert Vose of Vose Galleries.
Series VIII.A. Bloch's art collection, 1852, 1949-1989 0.5 Linear Feet
Materials about Bloch's art collection: correspondence, inventories, want lists, notes, clippings, photographs and transparancies, conservation reports, and other material about Bloch's art collection.
box folder
76 1 Bloch on collecting, undated
Typescript essay by Bloch on why he collects.
76 2 Inventory of Bloch's print collection, undated 1 notebook, ca. 150 pp.
76 3 Correspondence regarding Bloch's gifts and loans, 1949-1984
Detail gifts and loans made to schools, libraries, museums, especially the Grunwald.
76 4 Inventories and wants lists of prints, drawings, paintings, autographed portraits, medals
76 5 Wants lists: autographs and books
76 6 Wants lists: pictorial sheet music, etchings
76 7 Correspondence regarding purchases and inquiries concerning prints, drawings, cartoons, letters, stamps, 1949-1989
Includes 8 letters with Cyril Nast regarding his father's drawings; 1 letter to Mrs. John Sloan; US Post Office regarding stamp designs using American paintings.
76 8 Magazine illustrators, clippings undated
With notes and correspondence, especially with Rose family regarding purchases.
76 9 Magazine illustrators, clippings
76 10 Paintings in Bloch's collection
b&w photographs and color transparencies.
76 11 Miscellaneous from Bloch's collections, 1852, undated
A piece of needlework, mounted sepia photograph, mounted photograph of letter dated 2 Oct 1852.
76 12 Bloch's notes about items in dealers' catalogs
Prices, catalog numbers.
76 13 Conservation, 1981-1989
Correspondence and treatment reports (bulk from Virginia Blyth Hill, 1987-1989).
Series VIII.B. Bloch's stamp collection, undated 0.5 Linear Feet
Materials about Bloch's stamp collection: inventories, wants lists, notes, clippings, flyers, and other material about Bloch's stamp collection.
box folder
77 1 Stamp inventories, wants lists and notes
77 2 Stamp lists, clippings regarding covers
77 3-10 Clippings regarding collecting and stamp design, and U.S. Post Office flyers
Series VIII.C. Bloch's autograph collection, 1935-1989 0.5 Linear Feet
Materials about Bloch's autograph collection: inventories, correspondence, want lists, clippings, photographs, and other material about Bloch's autograph collection.
box folder
78 1 Two inventories (3"x5" notebooks)
78 2 Correspondence, 1935-1989
iIncluding Bloch's letters soliciting autographs from public people (mostly heads of state) on portraits drawn by Bloch, with replies (e.g., 10 letters negotiating an autograph from Herbert Hoover).
78 3 Wants lists and dealers' offers,
Including lists of autographs Bloch purchased, cartes-de-visite of American artists, and list of letters from American artists.
78 4-9 Newspaper clippings
Including 1 bound notebook of clippings, mostly of royalty, heads of state, important events (e.g., Kennedy assassination, first moon landing), and obituaries; some photographs; various dates.
Series VIII.D. Dealers' correspondence, 1951-1989 2 Linear Feet
Dealer, print shop/book shop, and gallery correspondence, arrranged alphabetically.
box folder
79 1 A-F, 1955-1988
Includes Aldis Browne (re: Bloch's upcoming exhibit at Huntington and Vincent Price as a collector and friend, 1988); Harvey Brewer (re Bloch's commercial blind embossing samples and trade cards, 1981).
79 2 Abbot & Holder, 1985-1986
79 3 Adams-Davidson, 1988
79 4 The Americanist, 1965-1988
79 5 Annex Galleries, 1981-1987
79 6 Argosy Gallery / Argosy Bookshop regarding Lanman's collection, 1953-1987
79 7 Art Services, Inc., regarding framing, 1972-1989
79 8 Belham Exchange, 1963-1971
Regarding stamps, especially space exploration covers.
79 9 Walter R. Benjamin Autographs, 1960-1976
79 10 James Bergquist, 1982-1987
79 11 Berry-Hill, 1960-1986
79 12 Black Sun books, 1977
79 13 Book and Print Shop, 1955-1961
79 14 R. A. Brimmell, 1963, 1966
79 15 William J. B. Burger / Burger & Evans, 1973-1985
Especially Civil War illustrators.
79 16 Catherine E. Burns, 1985
Including Bloch to Burns about some of his collecting interests.
79 17 Childs Gallery, 1953-1989
79 18 Clayton-Liberatore, 1972-1981
79 19 Colnaghi, 1954-1986
79 20 Craddock & Barnard, 1958-1966, 1976
Includes Bloch's 1965 wants list.
79 21 Denenberg Fine Arts, 1983-1984
79 22 Deval & Muir, 1970-1972
79 23 Emily Driscoll, 1953, 1961-1970, 1976
79 24 Eugene Emigh, 1975, 1978-1984
Primarily Aaron Draper Shattuck drawings, also James Smillie, Sam Colman.
79 25 C. & I. K. Fletcher, 1955-1961
Regarding panorama ephemera.
box folder
80 1 G-L, 1948-1989
80 2 Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc. 1946-1974
Also regarding acquisitions for Grunwald.
80 3 Goodspeed's Book Shop, 1958-1971
Regarding ALS.
80 4 Harry Gordon, 1962-1963
Covers relating to space exploration.
80 5 Graham Gallery / J. Graham & Sons, 1963, 1973, 1985-1986
80 6 Paul Grinke / Grinke & Rogers, 1969-1971, 1974
Artists' ALS and panorama ephemera.
80 7 Gropper Art Gallery, 1970-1974, 1976
80 8 Beverly Hamer, 1978-1979
Illustrations for sheet music covers.
80 9 Frederica Harlow Gallery, 1976-1978
Relief printing, gypsographs.
80 10 Doris Harris Autographs, 1967-1989
80 11 Jane Haslem Gallery, 1975
Political cartoons.
80 12 Hirschl & Adler / Stuart Feld, 1968-1989
ca. 100 letters [see also boxes 30-34, and box 72 for more correspondence with Stuart Feld].
80 13 Kennedy Galleries, 1952-1986
See also correspondence with H. Wunderlich of Monderson & Wunderlich.
80 14 M. Knoedler & Co., 1958-1970, 1975
80 15 Roger Koerber, 1969-1974, 1984
80 16 Harold Lawrence, 1967-1969
Regarding stamps and covers.
80 17 Leger Galleries, 1976-1977
B. West drawings.
80 18 R. E. Lewis, Inc., 1960-1989
Including consignments from Bloch.
80 19 W. H. Lowdermilk & Co., 1958-1960
Including consignments from Bloch.
80 20 James Lowe, Autographs, 1972-1975, 1985
box folder
81 1 M-R, 1958-1989
Including John Newton, 1982 (illustrated sheet music); Bloch on his collecting interests to Elkin Mathews, 1958 .
81 2 M & S Rare Books, 1975-1978
Panorama ephemera.
81 3 Lawrence McGilvrey, 1971, 1976
81 4 Maggs Bros., Ltd., 1953-1960
81 5 Allister Mathews, 1958-1975
81 6 Maxwell Galleries, 1972-1976, 1980
81 7 Joe Merman, 1968-1969, 1987-1989
81 8 Thomas T. Moebs, 1982-1984, 1987, 1989
81 9 Monderson & Wunderlich, 1985-1989
81 10 Morton Morris & Co., 1981
West drawings; list of Bloch's wants concerning British artists with American connections.
81 11 Howard S. Mott, 1973-1976, 1985
artists ALS.
81 12 Winifred A. Myers (Autographs) Ltd.
Artists' ALS; pioneer aviators; Bloch on his work at Grunwald and his decision to leave.
81 13 Old Print Shop, 1948-1989
81 14 Galerie Pabst / Michael Pabst, 1967-1984
Art nouveau, Wiener Werkstätte.
81 15 Abe Paskow, 1965, 1970-1974, 1977
Cartoons and caricatures.
81 16 Joseph Petrarca, 1977
Lithographs and illustrated sheet music.
81 17 Potter Books, 1975-1978
81 18 Christopher Powney, 1965-1977, 1982-1985, 1989
B. West drawings.
81 19 Paul Prouté / Hubert Prouté, 1959-1977, 1984-1985, 1989
81 20 Flora M. Ramsay, 1955-1956, 1963-1964
Edwin Whitefield sketchbooks, drawings.
81 21 Raydon Gallery, 1970-1971
81 22 Paul C. Richards Autographs, 1963-1971, 1983-1987
81 23 Lawrence B. Romaine, 1953-1961
Americana, including Bungalow books.
box folder
82 1 S-Z, 1957-1989
Including offer and description of 10 panorama items and Tortue Gallery's list of consignment items from Bloch and his mother.
82 2 Schaeffer Galleries, 1959
82 3 Marvin Sadik & Co., 1982, 1987-1988
Includes Bloch's letters regarding his mother's death and their relationship, 1987.
82 4 E. Seligmann, 1951-1954
8 letters regarding panoramas.
82 5 Stanhope Shelton, 1977-1983
B. West drawings.
82 6 R. W. Smith, 1981-1989
Buford panorama, 1989.
82 7 Sothman, 1951
82 8 Victor Spark, 1951-1987
ca. 60 letters, contain discussions of other dealers, auction sales, Bingham research, sales to the J. Paul Getty Museum, and personal matters [see box 71, folder 3 and box 72, folders 6-7 for more Spark - Bloch correspondence].
82 9 Kurt Stein, 1977
Illustrated sheet music.
82 10 Erwin Swann, 1968-1970
Caricatures, cartoons.
82 11 Vose Galleries / Robert C. Vose, Jr., 1966-1988
Including much discussion of Bingham and B. West materials and research.
82 12 David and Constance Yates, 1984, 1987-1988
82 13 Zeitlin & ver Brugge, 1959-1987
Only 1 letter, the remainder is bills of sale [for correspondence see box 4, folder 3].
82 14 Unidentified receipts from shops, and correspondence
82 15 Miscellaneous photographs of collectibles offered, undated


The J. Paul Getty Trust The J. Paul Getty Trust
© J. Paul Getty Trust
Privacy Policy Terms of Use