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E. Maurice Bloch papers, circa 1925-1989

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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 II. New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, 1936-1958, 1988 10 box(es)
Series comprises course outlines, syllabi, bibliographies, lecture notes and correspondence in 5 linear ft. These include courses Bloch took with Otto Benesch, Walter Friedlaender, Julius Held, Karl Lehmann, A. Philip McMahon, Richard Offner, Dimitri Tselos and Martin Weinberger, with some notes from lectures by Panofsky, and Richard Kautheimer. One small file offers administrative documents from his undergraduate years at NYU. Other files hold materials for his master's thesis (including the ms.), correspondence regarding his teaching at NYU, and supporting materials for his dissertation, the manuscript for which is filed in Series IV. Some correspondence with his professors is here and concerns his dissertation, other research, and news of his teaching and curatorial activities.
Series II.A. Course syllabi, 1935-1942, undated 2 Linear Feet
NYU-IFA course outlines, syllabi, bibliographies, slide lists, arranged alphabetically by instructor.
box folder
5 1 Inventories of Bloch's NYU-IFA course material: "Selected list of [NYU-IFA] syllabi on hand,"
5 2 Marcel Aubert, Gothic architecture
5 2 -Early Gothic architecture in France, 1936
5 2 - Later Gothic architecture in France, 1938
5 3 Otto Benesch, Fine Arts class, "French Painting from the Revolution to the Present Time," undated
5 4 Walter W. S. Cook, Research methods, Italian and Spanish Painting -"Fine Arts class 201-202, Methods of Research in the Fine arts." Selective bibliography on American Painting, with a bibliography for Fine Arts class 201
5 4 -bibliography of Italian painting
5 4 -"Spanish painting," fragment
5 4 -Reading list for "Spanish painting from Goya to Miro," [see also box 7, folder 4]
5 5 Walter Friedlaender, Italian painting
5 5 -"Fine Arts 228, Later Venetian painting and Northern Italian painting," lectures 1-9
5 5 -"Fine Arts 227, Florentine and central Italian painting of the sixteenth century," lecture 13 only.
5 5 -"Fine Arts 229, Italian painting of the late XVI and XVII centuries," includes bibliography, lacking pp. 1-12
5 6 Friedlaender, Baroque painting [see also box 6, folder 1]
5 6 -bibliography for "Fine Arts 267...Rubens and the Baroque," and including "Topics for Reports" for Fine Arts 267 and 339
5 6 -"Fine Arts 226, Painting in the High Baroque,"
6 1 Friedlaender, French painting and drawing
6 1 -"Fine Arts 226, French painting in the XVI and early XVII centuries,"
6 1 -Topics list for "Fine Arts 278, French Painting," and "Fine Arts 340, French painting XVI-XVIII," (bound together)
6 2 Friedlaender
6 2 -"Fine Arts 225. . .French painting XVII-XVIII"
6 2 -"Fine Arts 225. . .French painting of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries" (fuller version)
6 2-3 -"Bibliography of French painting - 17th and 18th centuries"
6 2 -"Bibliography of French painting (late 18th and early 19th centuries)"
6 3 -"Fine Arts 268, French drawings of the XVI and XVII centuries," lectures 1 and 15
6 3 -"Fine Arts 226, From David to Cézanne," 3 different versions
6 4 Robert Goldwater, "Fine Arts 167, Modern painting," with three leaves of Bloch's notes
6 5 Julius Held, Flemish and Dutch painting
6 5 -bibliography for Fine Arts 60, "Flemish painting of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries"
6 5 -"Fine Arts 210. . .Dutch painting, 17th century," including bibliography and slide list
box folder
7 1 Hans Huth, "Fine Arts. . .Museum training"
7 2 Richard Krautheimer, architecture
7 2 -bibilography for "Fine Arts 274, Early Christian architecture,"
7 2 -"Fine Arts 274, Gothic architecture"
7 2 -miscellaneous and incomplete lectures on renaissance architecture in Italy
7 2 -"Fine Arts 248, Baroque architecture" [see also Special Collection accn. no. 900219]
7 3 Karl Lehmann(-Hartleben), ancient art
7 3 -bibliography for "Classical Greek art"
7 3 -"Fine Arts 254, Greek architecture of the classical period"
7 3 -"Fine Arts 288. . .Greek and Roman painting," with bibliography
7 3 -"Hellenistic Art," including bibliography, with handwritten date 7 Oct 1939
7 4 José Lopez-Rey, Spanish painting
7 4 -"Fine Arts 270. . .Spanish painting from Goya to Miro," outline, slide list (fragment)
7 4 -"Fine Arts 271, Modern Spanish painting," outline, slide list for lectures 1-11
7 5 A. Philip McMahon, "Fine Arts 11, Outline of the history of art, 1945-1946," 2 pp lecture schedule and reading list
7 6 Richard Offner, Italian painting
7 6 -"Fine Arts 288, Sienese Painting"
7 6 -"Fine Arts 290, Venetian painting," fragment of typescript
7 6 -"Fine Arts 291. . .Venetian painting"
7 7 - bound volume: "Syllabus of Gothic and early Renaissance painting in Italy," with slide lists for classes "Italian painting and sculpture of the early Renaissance, 154f[all], 1946" and "Great masters of the high Renaissance," 155w[inter], 1947"
box folder
8 1-2 2 bound volumes: "Two made-up volumes of photographs from slides used by Offner, 'Sienese painting' et al"
8 3 Erwin Panofsky, European art
8 3 - "Fine Arts 336. . .Gothic and late medieval illuminated mss.," fragments
8 3 - "Early Flemish painting - syllabus"
8 3 - "Fine Arts 229, German painting," incomplete, lectures 1-6
8 3 - "German painting of the XVth century," with errata sheet
8 3 - "Italian baroque art, syllabus of lectures"
8 3 - "French painting of the XVII and XVIII centuries"
8 4 Rudolf M. Riefstahl, ancient art, furniture
8 4 - "Chronology of Egypt" for "Art of the Near East"
8 4 - chronologies for "Byzantine art" : Roman history, Byzantine history, , and "chronology of the Byzantine empire," 1934 1936
8 4 - chronology for "Historic styles," copyright 1935
8 4 -chronologies for "Medieval furniture," and "English furniture," copyright 1935
box folder
9 1 Andrew C. Ritchie, English painting
9 1 -bibliography for and lecture 1 of "Fine Arts 46. . .English painting, 16-18 centuries"
9 1 -"Fine Arts 79. . .English painting," lectures 2, 7-13 [see also box 17, folder 1]
9 2 William Sawitzsky, "Fine Arts 51, Early American painting," bound with corrections in Bloch's hand
9 3 Dimitri Tselos, Art of the middle ages
9 3 -"Fine Arts 181, Art of the early Middle Ages," lacking lectures 1-4
9 3 -"Fine Arts 282, Art of the early Middle Ages"
9 3 -"Fine Arts 182, Art of the later Middle Ages"
9 4 Tselos, Modern art
9 4 -"Fine Arts 69, Foundations of modern art," lacking 2 lectures
9 4 -"Fine Arts 36, Foundations of modern architecture and sculpture," incomplete [see also box 17, folder 1]
9 4 -"Fine Arts 135, Foundations of modern architecture and sculpture," including a "bibliography of American architecture"
9 4 -"Fine Arts 252, American art," slide list
9 5 Martin Weinberger, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque sculpture
9 5 -"Fine Arts 279 [sic, 275]. . .Romanesque and Gothic sculpture"
9 5 -"Fine Arts 274. . .Renaissance sculpture in Italy," with Bloch's notes dated 1940
9 5 -"Fine Arts 283. . .High Renaissance and Baroque sculpture in Italy"
9 6 Weinberger, Painting, sculpture, museum training
9 6 -"Fine Arts 206. . .Renaissance art of northern Europe," [see also box 16, folder 5 for second copies of lectures 7-10]
9 6 -"Fine Arts 284. . .Northern High Renaissance and Baroque sculpture"
9 6 -"Fine Arts 210, Rembrandt and Dutch painting," incomplete
9 6 - Museum training course, "Exhibit: lithographs and sculpture - Honoré Daumier/ arranged by student in Museum training under the direction of Dr. Martin Weinberger... " May 13-19, 1941
9 7 Miscellaneous materials without instructors' names, alpha by subject/title
9 7 -ancient architecture, outline of lectures, 1936-1937
9 7 -Renaissance architecture, outline of lectures, 1937-1938
9 7 -Italian baroque art, bibilography
9 7 -history of forgeries, early Christian and Byzantine art
9 7 -iconography, outline
9 7 -Tuscan communes of 12th and 13th centuries
9 7 -modern art: classicism and romanticism, outline of lectures
9 7 -museum training course: 17th c Dutch prints and Delft ware; history of painting and sculpture, 1936, in Bloch's hand
9 7 -NYU-Met Museum bibliography for painting in Italy 17th -18th centuries
9 7 -"Fine Arts 27-28," watercolor class
9 7 -survey of renaissance art - Fine Arts 502, incomplete
Series II.B. Bloch's notes and term papers for NYU classes, 1936-1947, undated ca. 2.5 lin. ft.
Lecture notes, term papers, sketchbooks, and assorted notes, arranged roughly alphabetically; by professors, then by subjects.
box folder
10 1 Otto Benesch
10 1 -French painting, 1943
Paper, translation of portion of Thieme-Becker, 1941.
10 2-3 Walter Fridlaender, ca. 1940-1944
10 2 -Florentine painting, 1944
10 2 -Fine Arts 227, Florentine and central Italian painting of the 16th c.
10 2 -Later Venetian painting, 1941
10 3 -Italian painting of the late 16th and 17th centuries, with term paper, 1940
10 3 -Term paper on Géricault, for Fine Arts 226, David to Cézanne, 1941
10 4 Julius Held, Dutch painting of the 17th c., with term paper on Rembrandt, 1940
10 5 Karl Lehmann(-Hartleben), Greek art of the Hellenistic period, with term paper on Pergamon altar, 1939-1940
10 6 A. Philip McMahon, Criticism of the fine arts, with term paper on Sextus Emiricus, 1939-1940
10 7 Richard Offner
10 7 -High Renaissance painting, 1940
10 7 -Venetian painting, 1942
10 7 -Sienese painting, 1944
box folder
11 1 Dimitri Tselos
11 2 -Early and later medieval art, 1942-1943
11 3 -Foundations of modern art and architecture and sculpture, 1938, 1941, 1947
11 4 Martin Weinberger
11 4 -High Renaissance sculpture, with term paper on Bartolommeo Ammanati, 1940-1941
11 4 -Term paper on Mantegna for Italian Renaissance sculpture course, 1940
[see also Bloch's master's thesis, box 14, folder 9]
11 5 Edgar Wind, Iconography of the Renaissance, 1942
box folder
12 1 American art, 1942
12 2-7 Architecture, ancient to modern, include sketchbooks, 1936-1938
12 8 Principles of design - Met Museum of Art, fragment, 1937
box folder
13 1 French art, 18th c.
13 2 German art
13 3 Michelangelo, 1938, 1941
(with Panofsky? Weinberger?)
13 4 Museum training/ research methods, 1941-1942
(with Cook?)
13 5 History of ornament and sculpture, 1936-1937
Including mimeographed sheets for student notes.
13 6-11 Painting, gothic, renaissance, American, French, German; 1937, 1939, 1947? undated
13 12 Pottery, porcelain, bound term paper, undated
box folder
14 1 Renaissance, Italian art, undated
14 2-4 Sculpture, ancient to Renaissance, 1942-1943, undated
14 5 Cosimo Tura, report on condition of his "Flight into Egypt"
14 6-7 Notes on lectures
Assorted notes on guest lectures and symposia given by, among others, Arthur Hind, Krautheimer, Lehmann, Offner, Panofsky, and Hans Tietze.
Series II.C. NYU School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Bloch's undergraduate years, 1936-1939 10 items
Bloch's undergraduate administrative records.
box folder
14 8 Correspondence, grades, commencement materials.
Series II.D. NYU-IFA, Bloch's master's thesis, 1940-1942 1 folder(s)
Bound thesis, associated material and correspondence.
box folder
14 9 "Iconography of Andrea Mantegna's half-length pictures of the 'Madonna and Child,'" October 1942
Bound typescript of thesis with supporting materials including a critique by Richard Offner.
Series II.E. NYU Washington Square campus, correspondence, 1945-1946 1 folder(s)
Seven typed letters, concerning teaching at NYU. [For Bloch lecture notes from this period, see box 16, folders 4-7.]
box folder
14 10 Correspondence, primarily with A. Philip McMahon,
Series II.F. NYU-IFA, Bloch's Ph.D. materials, 1944-1959 1 folder(s)
Supporting, administrative materials and correspondence regarding Bloch's Ph.D.and NYU commencement, ca. 45 items.
box folder
14 11 Ph.D supporting materials
Records, oral exams, Ph.D. requirements, grades, commencement and other ceremony programs, letters from Walter Cook, Craig Hugh Smyth, and Martin Weinberger [For ms. of dissertation, see boxes 23-25].
Series II.G. Correspondence with NYU-IFA professors, others, 1946-1988 1 folder(s)
Letters, post cards, clippings, and other material primarily related to NYU-IFA professors and alumni
box folder
14 12 Correspondence alphabetical, 1946-1987
Includes Walter Cook (1947-1959, 1962), A. Philip McMahon (1946), Craig Hugh Smyth (1956-1957), Dimitri Tselos (1954-1970, 1987).
14 13 Alumni association flyers, letters, etc., 1959, 1972, 1988


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