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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 IV. George Caleb Bingham Research, 1943-1989 13 box(es)
Series contains papers relating to Bloch's writings, lectures and research on Bingham paintings, drawings, and biography. Files for Bloch's dissertation (1957) and monograph and catalog raisonné (1967) include manuscripts, galleys, photographs and correspondence relating to research and publishing 1942-1987. Other files pertain to articles and lectures Bloch wrote about Bingham, as well as exhibits he worked on, and include printed material, correspondence, manuscripts and research notes. Extensive correspondence about Bingham's portraits includes that with owners, descendants of owners and sitters, and museums and historical societies. Other correspondence, photographs and research materials relate to Bingham's genre paintings, landscapes, drawings, authentication and biography.
Series IV.A. Publications and lectures, 1943-1987 2 Linear Feet
Correspondence and research matter related to Bloch's writing and lecture activities, much of it surrounding his dissertation on Bingham, as well as work with various university presses, including manuscripts, typescripts, photographs, galleys, and other publication materials.
box folder
23 1 Bingham dissertation, 1957, and monograph and catalog raisonné, 1967 1944-1971
Correspondence regarding provenance, photograph requests, research inquiries,
23 2 Correspondence regarding permissions, 1945-1963
To reproduce photographs of Bingham's sketchbook at the Mercantile Library,
23 3 Correspondence with UC Press, 1955-1966
[For more correspondence with UC Press see box 25, folder 3.]
23 4 Manuscript, preparatory and front matter, 1946, 1956, undated
23 5 Manuscript, typescript for volume 1, undated
[N.B., fragile]
box folder
24 1-3 Printers mss. for both volumes
[for photomechanicals to 1967 edition, see box 32, folders 1-3.]
box folder
25 1 Continuation of above, box 24.
25 2 Correspondence regarding Praeger Press Bingham monograph, 1954-1970
Never published.
25 3 Correspondence regarding Bingham catalog raisonné, ; 1968-1976
Primarily with Univ. of Missouri Press and St. Louis Mercantile Library, some correspondence with UC Press.
25 4 Photographs, tearsheets of Bingham drawings
25 5 Correspondence regarding photograph requests, permissions, provenance
Also letters with U. of Missouri Press. Regarding revised Bingham catalog raisonné, 1979-1987. Also letters 1987-1988 with Univ. of Missouri Press regarding W. S. Mount drawings book that Bloch was under contract to write [see also box 41, folder 2]
box folder
26 1 Continuation of folder 5 above
26 2 Ms. and galley of front matter for Bingham catalog raisonné
26 3-4 Photographs of Bingham work,
Not all for 1986 book? see also box 32, folders 1-3.
box folder
27 1 Bloch's articles and lectures about Bingham, 1960-1978, undated
Also correspondence and notes. For lectures on American artists that include Bingham, see box 41, folder 5, Box 42, folder 1.
27 2 Bingham's "color method" 1963-1970, undated
Article for Apollo (1972/1973?). Correspondence, notes, handwritten and typed [for lectures?].
Series IV.B. Bingham exhibits, 1910, 1935-1986 0.5 Linear Feet
Correspondence, notes, inventories, inventories, clippings, catalogs, and other matter related to Bloch's work on various Bingham exhibits.
box folder
27 3 Bloch's notes ca. 20 pp.
Concerning 19th-century exhibits which included Bingham's work, with a 1910 catalog.
27 4 National Council of Fine Arts exhibit, 1967 1964-1967
Bingham exhibit which Bloch worked on. Correspondence, inventories, manuscript of catalog.
27 5 Nelson Atkins and St. Louis Art Museum exhibit, 1975-1976
Bingham exhibit which Bloch worked on. Correspondence, clippings, inventory,.
27 6 Amon Carter Museum exhibit, 1976, 1972-1977
Bingham exhibit on which Bloch worked. Correspondence, mostly with Mitchell Wilder, and inventories. Exhibit never mounted?
27 7 Missouri Historical Society
Bingham exhibit which Bloch worked on.
27 8 Other modern Bingham exhibits 1935-1986
Catalogs, inventories, correspondence, clippings.
Series IV.C. Bingham portraits, 1940s-1980s 2.5 Linear Feet
Correspondence, research notes, printed ephemera, and a large number of photographs related to Bloch's research on Bingham's portrait work, including contacts with descendants, owners, museums, and dealers.
box folder
28 1-4 General correspondence concerning Bingham portraits with owners, descendants, historical societies, museums, 1943-1989
Many photographs, arranged alphabetically by sitter: A-Mc
box folder
29 1-5 Correspondence and photographs, Mc-W, and names unknown
box folder
30 1-9 Correspondence concerning authentication/attribution of portraits, 1944-1989
Many of which were not by Bingham in Bloch's opinion. Correspondence with owners, descendants, museums, and dealers like Stuart Feld (Hirschl & Adler) and Robert Vose. Many photographs, arranged alphabetically by sitter: A-N.
box folder
31 1-4 Correspondence and photographs, O-W, and names unknown
31 5 Assorted portrait correspondence, 1968-1988
Arranged chronologically.
31 6 Research notes and printed ephemera, , undated c1940s-1970s
box folder
32 1-2 Photographs
Of Bingham portraits, with some transparencies and negatives. Includes photographs marked for mechanical reproduction for 1967 or 1986 catalog raisonné.
32 3 Photographs, late portraits
Series IV.D. Bingham narrative/genre paintings, 1944-1989 0.5 Linear Feet
Bloch's correspondence and research notes on Bingham's narrative/genre work.
box folder
32 4 Correspondence regarding individual paintings, B-J 1944-1989
With some research notes, alphabetically arranged by title/subject.
box folder
33 1 Correspondence regarding individual paintings, L-W
33 2 Paintings with political themes
33 3-4 Correspondence regarding attribution / authentication, 1946, 1964-1989
Arranged chronologically.
Series IV.E. Bingham landscapes, 1944-1984 2 folder(s)
Bloch's correspondence and some photographs related to Bingham's landscape work.
box folder
33 5 Correspondence (with some photographs) concerning 6 paintings, 1944-1984
box folder
34 1 Correspondence regarding attribution / authentication
Series IV.F. Bingham drawings and unidentified paintings, 1967-1985 1 folder(s)
Correspondence with various venues about Bingham drawings and other work, including a photograph of one item.
box folder
34 2 Correspondence regarding authentication ca. 15 items
Series IV.G. Assorted materials regarding Bingham paintings, 1944-1984, undated 4 folder(s)
Photographs, slides, inventories, correspondence, and notes about Bingham's paintings, (including copies, and prints) and their attribution.
box folder
34 3 Parintings of doubtful attribution
35 photographs of doubtful or erroneous attribution, keyed to a list "Paintings of George Caleb Bingham: a catalogue raisonné, Vol. IV - Photographs."
34 4 Miscellaneous inventories of Bingham works, 1944, undated
[see also box 44, folder 5, and index card box 46.]
34 5 Miscellaneous photographs and slides of Bingham's work
34 6 Correspondence and notes concerning copies and prints after Bingham, 1961-1984
Series IV.H. Bingham biography, 1931, 1944-1988 ca. 1 lin. ft.
Material about Bingham's life, including correspondence with his descendants and others, notes, printed ephemera, clippings, and other matter, as well as copies of Bingham's own correspondence.
box folder
34 7 Correspondence, 1967-1987 ca. 125 items
Including regarding discussion of Bingham's paintings, arranged chronologically
34 8 Correspondence with Bingham descendants, 1944-1974 ca. 30 items
34 9 Correspondence with Harry and Bess Truman, 1947-1976 ca. 10 items
box folder
35 1 Photostats of Bingham correspondence and a published lecture by him
35 2 Notes and correspondence regarding contemporary accounts of Bingham, ca. 1950s
35 3 Notes on Bingham's life
35 4-7 Research notes on Bingham topics
35 8 Printed ephemera, clippings, tearsheets
35 9 Published material on Bingham, , 1931 1981-1988 4 items

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