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E. Maurice Bloch papers, circa 1925-1989

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Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content of Collection
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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

Scope and Content of Collection

The E. Maurice Bloch papers (45 linear ft.) document his graduate studies in art history at New York University, touch on his work as a curator at Cooper Union and the Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts (the University of California, Los Angeles), and address his teaching and research through extensive correspondence files, student lecture notes and syllabi, and research notes, photographs and manuscripts for articles and lectures.

His interest in American art, and intensive research on George Caleb Bingham and Benjamin West in particular, are evident in the archive's research papers which include correspondence, notes and manuscripts. His association with, and the subsequent development of the Virginia Steele Scott Gallery (at the Huntington Library) are well documented through meeting minutes, correspondence and in-house reports. There is very little personal material in the collection, although his letters (he kept carbon copies of most of his letters) to dealers, artist friends and colleagues reveal the cast of his personality and interests. A few personal documents fill in scant details of his life and his drawings and sketchbooks display an early interest in art. His own collecting interests are revealed in his large clippings file and extensive correspondence with dealers about his wants lists. His personal collections of paintings, drawings, autograph letters and printed materials, were not acquired by the Getty, except for his collection of panorama exhibits ephemera, which may be consulted in the Getty Research Library, Special Collections.

Arrangement note

The Papers are organized in 9 series:
Series I. Correspondence, 1941-1989;
Series II. New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, 1936-1988;
Series III. Teaching materials, 1945-1982;
Series IV. George Caleb Bingham research, 1943-1989;
Series V. Benjamin West research, 1821-1987;
Series VI. Research on 19th-century art, 1945-1987;
Series VII. Curatorial and advisory positions, 1953-1989;
Series VIII. Bloch's personal collection, 1935-1989;
Series IX. Personal and miscellaneous files, 1920s-1970s.




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