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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 VI. Research files on 19th century art, 1945-1987 24 box(es)
Research files on 19th-century art, 1945-1987 comprises 14.5 linear ft. and document Bloch's research, writings and lectures. Files include published works (mostly articles), manuscripts, correspondence, research notes and photographs for his publications, publication projects never realized, lectures, and his own collecting interests. Unrealized projects include manuscript material on American drawings, Charles Lanman's art criticism (also, microfilm of the Lanman papers), William Sidney Mount's drawings, and a history of printmaking. Lectures, 1960-1982, include those given to LACMA docents. Assorted research notes pertain to individual American artists, the American Art Union, the Western Art Union, American and English 19th-century illustrators (also microfilm of newspapers), and to panoramas. Inventories and bibliographies, some on index cards, cover Bloch's research and collecting interests and comprise ca. 5 linear ft. Finally, artists and subject files contain collected clippings and comprise 5.5 linear ft.
Series VI.A. Publications, 1945-1987, undated 2 folder(s)
Publications, book reviews, articles, catalogs, along with mss., correspondence and some galleys.
box folder
39 1 1945-1969, undated
39 2 1973-1987
Series VI.B. Never published book projects, ca. 1940s-1988 ca. 1 lin. ft.
Drawings, correspondence, contracts, photographs, research notes, clippings, tearsheets, slide lists, dealer's materials, inventories, and other material related to unpublished book projects.
box folder
39 3 American drawings, a critical and historical survey, 1960
Contract and correspondence with Univ. of Ca Press. Materials culled from "American Drawings," 1954 Cooper Union / Smithsonian traveling exhibit [for more on Cooper Union see box 63, folders 1-4; for more about the book project, see box 45, folder 3].
box folder
40 1 Ca. 200 photographs of American drawings, , undated 1980s
Some with Cooper Union stamp (undated), many identified to Hirschl & Adler (1980s).
40 2-3 Art Nouveau, 1960-1970
3 files containing lectures (one for LACMA docents, ca. 1961), notes, clippings and tearsheets, slide lists, dealers' materials, some correspondence.
40 4 Edition of Charles Lanman's art criticism, 1969-1984
Bulk 1981-1984. Typescript of ca. 250 pp ms.; also notes, 1940s; correspondence with Dorothy McNeilly, [see also box 86 for microfilm of Lanman papers].
box folder
41 1 "Patterns of Printmaking," 1969-1871 ca. 15 items
Contract with Harry N. Abrams and correspondence.
41 2 William Sidney Mount drawings catalog raisonné, 1971-1982, 1988
Correspondence, especially with the museums at Stony brook and Univ. of Missouri Press (publisher 1978), some with dealers; research notes; photographs; clippings.
41 3 Inventories of Mount's drawings at the Museums at Stony Brook
[for an inventory of Mount's paintings, see box 44, folder 5]
41 4 Tearsheets, clippings, 1942-1979 10 items
Series VI.C. Lectures, 1960-1982 2 folder(s)
A run of lectures delivered by Bloch at various venues.
box folder
41 5 Lectures given to LACMA docents, 1960s-1970s
including, "Spanish prints" (1960) and three lectures on American painting (1973); lecture "Panoramas," 1962; lecture on Minnich print collection, Minneapolis, 1970
box folder
42 1 Lectures, undated, 1974, 1982
For American Art Council (LACMA), "American narrative painting" (1974) and "Caitlin and Western painting" (undated); for Palm Springs Desert Museum, "West as art" (1982); and at UCLA symposium, "Dutch painting in America" (1982)
Series VI.D. Research files, 1870s-1890s, 1940s-1980s, undated 1.5 Linear Feet
Notes, correspondence, copies of primary sources, photographs, tearsheets, printed ephemera, and other research materials.
box folder
42 2 Notes on 19th century artists , undated probably 1940s-1970s
From arts magazines, newspapers, archival records.
42 3 Notes on individual 19th century artists, undated probably 1940s-1980s
e.g., Catlin, Cole, Eastman, Inness, Moran, Remington, artists of the West, etc., some typed notes, ca. 75 half-pages, for class lectures (?)
42 4 Notes on commissioning artists for the Capitol Rotunda, ( ) undated 1950s-1970s?
including research on J. Q. Adams, S. F. B. Morse, copies of primary sources.
42 5 American Art Union
box folder
43 1 American Art Union
43 2 Western Art Union and others, 1949-1987
includes some correspondence, [see also Box 86 for microfilm of the Records of the Western Art Union].
43 3-4 Notes and tearsheets of American and English 19th century illustrated magazines, ca. 1870s-1890s
including three issues in their entirety, [see also microfilm of Daily Cincinnati Chronicle, box 86].
box folder
44 1 Notes and tearsheets of American and English 19th century illustrated magazines, , ca. 1870s-1890s undated
44 2 Papers on the history of printing, 1950s-1970s
Notes including outline for a book, tearsheets, printed ephemera.
44 3 Papers regarding Panoramas, 1940s-1980s
Notes, tearsheets, offprints and photographs. Offprints primarily by Bertha Heilbron. Includes price list. For Heilbron correspondence with Bloch, see box 2 folder 8.
44 4 Miscellaneous unidentified notes, undated
Series VI.E. Inventories and bibliographies, 1940s-1989, undated 3.5 Linear Feet ca. 7 boxes
Inventories of private collections and museum holdings, index card files, offprints, reviews, typescripts, and bibliographies.
box folder
44 5 National Council of Fine Arts inventory, 1977
Of the paintings of Bingham, W. S. Mount, and B. West. A bound computer printout.
box folder
45 1 Assorted inventories of private collections, museum holdings, 1940s-1980s? ca. 25
Many compiled by Bloch. Including a typed list, ca. 50 pp., of 19th century portraits in New England collections; the Gilkey graphic arts collection; Art Institute of Chicago's American holdings; drawings exhibited by the National Academy of Design, 1826-1900; the prints in the Free Library of Philadelphia.
45 2 Photocopy of index card file of exhibition catalogs and monographs on artists, undated
45 3 Bloch's grant applications, 1960-1974, 1977, 1985
Primarily with the American Council Learned Societies, Guggenheim Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.
45 4 Other scholars' work, given to Bloch, 1943-1989
Offprints, reviews, typescripts, and photocopies of book title pages. Note: books transferred to the Getty Research Institute Library.
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46 Provenance index and bibliographies, index card files:
46 -Bingham, provenance
46 -Charles Lanman bibliography and provenance
46 -B. West, provenance, bibliography, inventory
46 -ALS of 19th-century artists - refers to American Art Union inventory
box
47-49 Bibliographies, note cards and some inventories, 1950s-1980s
Regarding Panoramas, Art Nouveau, painting commissioned for the Capitol Rotunda, drawings, graphic arts, etc.,
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49-51 Students' index card bibliographies, compiled for assignments in Bloch's classes, 1960s-1970s
Series VI.F. Artist/subject files, 1940s-1989, undated 11 box(es)
An extensive series of artist/subject clippings files, arranged alphabetically.
box folder
52 1 Afro-American art
52 2 Allston, Washington
52 3 American architecture
52 4 American architecture, historic buildings
52 5 American art, contemporary 1930s-1960
52 6 American art and architecture 1940-1950s
52 7 American art, miscellaneous
52 8 American artists, women
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53 1 American expositions, 1853, 1893, 1915
53 2 American painting
53 3 Anschute, Thomas
53 4 A, artists file Abbey - Audubon
53 5 Banknote engraving
53 6 Beal, Gifford
53 7 Benton, Thomas Hart
53 8 Biddle, George
Includes 1 letter from Biddle to Bloch, 6 June 1949.
53 9 Blakelock, R. A.
53 10 Blythe, D. G.
53 11 Bodmer, Karl
53 12 Brush, George de Forest
53 13 B artists file, Bellows - Brush
53 14 California architecture [see also slides in box 85]
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54 1 California artists
54 2 Cartoons, political
54 3 Castaigne, André
54 4 Catlin, George
54 5 Chase, William
54 6 Chinnery, George
54 7 Church, Frederick
54 8 Cohen, Frederick E.
54 9 Cole, Thomas
54 10 Cole, Timothy (and Alphaeus)
54 11 Collecting and collectors
54 12 Comegys, George H.
54 13 Conservation and restoration
54 14 Contemporary art
54 15 Copley, J. S.
54 16 Critics and criticism
54 17 Cropsey, Jasper F.
54 18 C artists file, Cassatt - Curry
54 19 Darley, F. O. C.
54 20 Davies, Arthur B.
54 21 Davis, Theodore R.
54 22 Deas, Charles
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55 1 Dixon, Maynard
55 2 Doughty, Thomas
55 3 Drawings, American
55 4 Drawings, courtroom
55 5 Durand, Asher B.
55 6 Duveneck, Frank
55 7 D artists file, Davis - Dumond
55 8 Eakins, Thomas
55 9 Eastman, Seth
55 10 Edmonds, F. W.
55 11 Edwards, S. A.
55 12 Eilshemius, Louis M.
55 13 Engravings
55 14 E artists file, Earl - Evergood
55 15 Farney, Henry
55 16 Fenn, Harry
55 17 Folk art, paintings
55 18 Foote, Mary Hallock
55 19 Frescoes
55 20 Frost, A. B.
55 21 F artists file, Feke - Frieske
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56 1 Glackens, William
56 2 G artists file, Gifford - Grosz
56 3 Hahn, William
56 4 Harnett, William
56 5 Haseltine, W. S.
56 6 Hassam, Childe
56 7 Heade, Martin J.
56 8 Hicks, Thomas
56 9 Homer, Winslow
56 10 Hopper, Edward
56 11 Huntington, Daniel
56 12 H artists file, Hale - Hunt
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57 1 Illustrations
See also drawings, war illustrators, and individual illustrators files.
57 2 Indians
57 3 Inman, Henry
57 4 Inness, George
57 5 Johnson, Adelaide
57 6 Johnson, Eastman
57 7 J artists file
57 8 Keith, Castle W.
57 9 Kemble, Edward W.
57 10 Kensett, John F.
57 11 Koerner, W. H. D.
Includes a typed essay and notes, by Bloch?
57 12 Krimmel, John Lewis
57 13 Kuhn, Walt
57 14 K artists file, Karfiol - Kuniyoshi
Includes printed ephemera by Sister Corita Kent.
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58 1 Laks, George
58 2 Lane, Fitz Hugh
58 3 Leigh, W. R.
58 4 Leutze, Emanuel
58 5 Loemans, A. F.
With 14 letters of Patricia Trenton and owners of Loemans paintings attributed to Lanman.
58 6 Los Angeles collectors
58 7 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) collection
58 8 L artists file, Lachaise - Lucioni
58 9 Martin, Homer Dodge
58 10 Miller, Alfred J.
58 11 Millen, Kenneth Hayes
58 12 Monotypes (see also Prints)
58 13 Moran Family (Thomas, et al)
58 14 Morse, Samuel F. B.
58 15 Morton, Henry Jackson
58 16 Moses, Grandma
58 17 Museums
58 18 Museums, University
58 19 Myers, Jerome
With ca. 20 letters between Bloch and Ethyl Myers.
58 20 M artists file, Marin - Motherwell
58 21 Nast, Thomas
58 22 New York City in art
Includes checklist of artists from the Museum of the City of New York.
58 23 N and O artists file
58 24 Peale Family
58 25 Pene du Bois, Guy
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59 1 Pennell, Joseph
59 2 Phillips, Walt
Includes 1 letter to Bloch 27 August 1977.
59 3 Photography processes
Includes restoration of daguerreotypes.
59 4 Posters
59 5 pre-Raphaelites, American
59 6 Printmakers, American
59 7 Prints, miscellaneous
59 8 Prints, relief
59 9 P artists file, Parrish - Prendergast
59 10 Quidor, John
59 11 Ranney, William T.
59 12 Remington, Frederick
59 13 Rimmer, William
59 14 Russell, Charles M.
59 15 R artists file, Ramage - Ryder
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60 1 Saint-Memin, C.-B.-J. F.
60 2 Sculptors
60 3 Shattuck, Arnold D.
60 4 Shinn, Everett
60 5 Sloan, John
60 6 Smillie, James
60 7 Stuart, Gilbert
60 8 Straet, Jan van der
60 9 Sully, Thomas
Includes copies of Sully letters.
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61 1 S artists file, Sargent - Stella
61 2 Tabor, Walton
61 3 Treiman, Joyce
Includes Bloch's notes for an essay.
61 4 Trumball, John
61 5 T artists file, Tanner - Twachtman
61 6 V artists file, Vanderlyn - Vonnoh
61 7 War illustrators and paintes
61 8 Waud, Alfred R.
61 9 Wayne, June
Includes Bloch's manuscript of an essay about her.
61 10 Weber, Max
61 11 Weir, J. Alden
61 12 Wenzell, A. B.
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62 1 Whistler, J. M.
62 2 Whitefield, Edwin
62 3 Whitley, Thomas
Includes copies of Whitley letters.
62 4 Whittredge, Worthington
62 5 Wilde, J. C.
62 6 Will, August
Includes correspondence with Jersey City Library Museum regarding Will exhibit.
62 7 Wimar, Carl
62 8 Woodcuts
62 9 Woodville, Richard Caton
62 10 Wright, Frank Lloyd
62 11 W artists file, Wilde - Wright
62 12 Young, Harvey Otis
62 13 Zogbaum, Rufus F.
62 14 Zorach, William
62 15-17 Miscellaneous clippings from art and general interest magazines


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