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John Pope-Hennessy papers, 1617-1995, bulk 1930-1995

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Pope-Hennessy (John) Papers
Series IV. Museum files, 1946-1987 15.5 Linear Feet (34 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)
The files in Series IV contain papers from Pope-Hennessy's position as director of the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1967-1973 and of the British Museum from 1974-1976; and as Consultative Chairman of the Department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and art history professor at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts from 1977-1986. The majority of the files contain correspondence with major museums in Europe and North America, art historians, dealers, and auction houses. Some folders include copies of responses from Pope-Hennessy, as well as photographs, ephemera, notes, and clippings.
Arrangement note
Files for both the Victoria and Albert Museum and British Museum were originally combined together. Pope-Hennessy's teaching files for the Institute of Fine Arts are filed under the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Original alphabetical order has been retained. Files were arranged alphabetically by geographical location or by name of person, institution, gallery, organization, or publication.
Victoria and Albert Museum and British Museum, 1946-1978
Original order has been retained, with files from both institutions combined.
box folder
48 1-2 A, 1957-1976
48 2 The American Philosophical Society, 1974-1976
48 3 The Art Bulletin, 1955-1959
48 4 Art News, 1953-1976
48 5 The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1971-1972
48 6-6A Association of First Division Civil Servants, 1953-1974
48 7 Australia, 1959-1975
48 8 Austria, 1947-1976
box folder
49 1-2 B, 1956-1976
49 3 Baltimore, 1965-1974
Contains papers from The Johns Hopkins University and The Walters Art Gallery.
49 4 Belgium, 1947-1975
49 5 Boston, 1946-1976
Contains papers from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Museum of Fine Arts.
49 6 The British Academy, 1972-1977
Papers related to the illuminated Hebrew manuscripts committee.
49 7 Bulgaria, 1968-1976
49 8-10 C, 1947-1976
box folder
50 1 University of California, 1958-1973
50 2 Cambridge, 1948-1976
50 3 Chicago, 1949-1973
Contains papers from The Art Institute of Chicago and The University of Chicago, Department of Art.
50 4 China, 1973, 1975
50 5 Christie's, 1949-1976
50 6 Winston Churchill Memorial Statue, 1970-1975
50 7 Clark, Kenneth, 1953-1975
50 8 Cleveland Museum of Art, 1955-1976
50 9 CIHA (Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art), 1961-1975
50 10 The Earl of Crawford, 1965-1976
Correspondence from David Lindsay.
50 11 Cuba, 1971
50 12 D, 1953-1976
50 13 Denmark, 1947-1976
50 14 The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1946-1976
box folder
51 1 E, 1969-1976
box folder
50 2-4 The European-American Assembly on Art Museums, 1974-1976
50 5 F, 1959-1976
50 6 Finland, 1971, 1974
50 7 Fleming, John, 1953-1976
Correspondence between Fleming, Pope-Hennessy and Hugh Honour.
box
52 Florence, Italy, 1947-1976
box folder
53 1-2 France, 1954-1976
53 3 G, 1958-1976
Germany, 1950-1976
box folder
53 4-5 A-O, 1952-1976
box folder
54 1 P-Z, 1950-1975
54 2 Germany (Pantheon International Art Journal), 1959-1977
54 3 Ghana, 1971
54 4 Greece, 1964, 1972
54 5 H, 1954-1978
54 6 Hamilton (McMaster University), 1973-1974
54 7 Hartford (Wadsworth Museum), 1956-1976
54 8 Harvard University (Fogg Museum of Art), 1951-1976
box folder
50 7 Honour, Hugh, 1953-1976
See John Fleming file (box 50, folder 7).
box folder
54 9 Hungary, 1948, 1961-1974
54 10 I, 1953-1975
54 11 India, 1969-1971
54 12 Indiana University, 1957-1968
Italian Art and Archives Rescue Fund, 1966-1967
box
55 Papers
box folder
56 1-2 Photographs,
56 3-6 Italy, 1947-1976
box folder
57 1 J, 1958-1974
57 2 Japan, 1967-1976
K, 1960-1976
box folder
57 3 Papers, 1960-1976
box
81 Color slides, 1971, 1973
box folder
57 4 Kansas City, 1956-1975
Contains papers from William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and The University of Kansas Museum of Art.
57 5 L, 1958-1975
57 6 LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), 1949-1972
57 7 Louisville, 1949-1974
57 8-9 M, 1946-1976
box folder
58 1 Mac-Mc, 1961-1976
58 2 McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1958-1969
58 3 Madison, 1969, 1972
58 4 Malta, June 1969
58 5 Milwaukee, 1964-1965
58 6 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1958-1973
58 7 Monaco, 1974-1975
58 8 Mongolia, 1970
58 9 Montreal, 1954-1972
58 10 Munman, Robert, 1967-1975
58 11 N, 1948-1976
Also contains New York papers.
58 12 Netherlands, 1948-1976
58 13 New Haven (Yale University), 1953-1976
New York, 1947-1976
See also box 58, folder 11.
box folder
58 14 Various, 1957-1973
58 15 City University of New York, 1974
58 16 Columbia University, 1961-1976
box folder
59 1 The Frick Collection, 1949-1975
59 2-4 The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1947-1976
59 5-6 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1949-1976
box folder
60 1 The Museum of Modern Art, 1968-1971
60 2 RIdIM (Repertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale), 1972-1975
60 3 Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1957-1972
60 4 Vassar College, 1951-1974
60 5 New Zealand, 1956-1972
60 6 North Carolina (The North Carolina Museum of Art), 1956-1968
60 7 Northampton (Smith College), 1953-1967
60 8 Norton Simon Museum of Art, 1971-1976
60 9 O, 1956-1972
60 10 Ottawa (National Gallery of Canada), 1948-1976
60 11-12 P-Q, 1946-1976
box folder
61 1 Personal, 1954-1972
61 2 Philadelphia, 1953-1976
Contains papers from The University Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art.
61 3-4 Poland, 1964-1975
61 5 Portugal, 1954-1970
61 6 Prague, 1963-1975
61 7 Press clippings, 1963-1971
61 8 Princeton, 1955-1975
Contains papers from The Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University.
Providence, 1953-1974
box folder
61 9 Brown University, 1958-1971
61 10 Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), 1953-1974
box folder
62 1-3 R, 1952- 1976
62 4 Richmond (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts), 1959-1970
62 5 Romania, 1971-1972
62 6-7 Rome, 1951-1976
62 8 Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc., 1959-1971
box
63 Royal Opera House, 1970-1976
Correspondence and sub-committee papers.
box folder
64 1 Royal Society of Canada, 1974-1976
64 2-6 Russia, 1958-1976
64 7-10 S, 1947-1976
64 11-12 St. Louis, Missouri, 1958-1967
Contains papers related to the City Art Museum of St. Louis and Washington University.
64 13 San Francisco (M.H. de Young Memorial Museum), 1957-1976
64 14 San Marino (Huntington Library and Art Gallery), 1957-1969
64 15 Sarasota (John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art), 1958-1967
box folder
65 1 Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., 1956-1973
65 2 Slade Professorship of Fine Art, 1956-1976
65 3 South Africa, 1974, 1976
65 4 South America, 1957-1976
65 5 Spain, 1950-1976
65 6 Stanford University, 1964-1968
Sweden, 1949-1976
box folder
65 7 Papers and black-and-white photographs, 1949-1976
box
81 Color photographs, circa 1970
flatfile
1** Bildbroderier fran Mesopotamien poster, 1970
box folder
65 8 Switzerland, 1947-1975
65 9 T, 1956-1976
65 10 Texas, 1968-1974
65 11 Toledo Museum of Art, 1953-1976
65 12-14 Toronto, 1961-1974
box folder
66 1 Tufts University, 1967
66 2 Turkey, 1968
66 3 U-V, 1958-1976
Venice, 1953-1976
box folder
66 4 Correspondence: A-Z, 1953-1971
66 5 British Institute in Venice, 1972-1976
Venice in Peril Fund, 1969-1976
box
67-68 Papers and black-and-white photographs, 1969-1976
box
81 Color photograph, June 1975
box folder
66 6-7 Victoria and Albert Museum, 1973-1975
66 8-10 W-Z, 1962-1976
box folder
69 1 Walker, John, 1970-1976
For additional National Gallery of Art papers, see also Washington, D.C. file (box 69, folder 3-4).
69 2 Washington (University of Washington), 1961-1962
Washington D.C., 1946-1976
box folder
69 3-4 Papers
Contains papers related to the National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian Institution.
box
81 Transparency
Part of National Gallery of Art papers in box 69, folder 3.
box folder
69 5 Wildenstein & Co. Inc., 1962-1972
69 7-8 Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1962-1976
Contains papers related to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and Williams College.
69 6 Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1962-1973
69 9 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1960-1970
69 10 Worcester Art Museum, 1958-1972
69 11 Wrightsman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles, circa 1967-1969
69 12 Yugoslavia, 1971 November 30
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1946-1987
Also contains papers related to Pope-Hennessy's professorship at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts.
Business correspondence, 1946-1987
box folder
70 1-2 A, 1956-1975
70 3 Thos. Agnew and Sons Ltd., 1958-1973
70 4 The American Museum in Britain, 1968-1974
70 5 Apollo Magazine Limited, 1960-1976
70 6 The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1973, 1975
70 7 The Art Workers Guild, 1972
70 8 Association of Art Historians, 1975-1976
70 9 Ba-Bl, 1947-1976
70 10 The British Academy, 1967-1976
70 11 BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), 1964
70 12 The British Council, 1958-1971
70 13 The British Museum Society, 1967-1976
70 14 The Burlington Magazine, 1947-1976
70 15-17 Courtauld Institute, 1946-1975
box folder
71 1 D, 1955-1976
71 2 Department of Education and Science, 1971-1972
71 3 E, 1954-1976
71 4 F, 1952-1976
71 5 G, 1951-1976
71 6-7 H, 1951-1976
71 8 Heim Gallery, 1966-1976
Institute of Fine Arts (New York University), 1978-1986
For more Institute of Fine Arts papers, see box 79-80.
box folder
71 9-10 A-M
box folder
72 1 N-Z
Italy, 1947-1975
box folder
72 2 O-Q, 1947-1973
72 3 R-Z, 1948-1975
72 4 N, 1964-1976
72 5 National Art Collections Fund, 1959-1974
72 6 The National Trust, 1967-1973
72 7 O, 1954-1976
72 8 The Oratory, 1968-1969
72 9 Oxford, 1946-1978
72 10 T, 1961-1975
Miscellaneous, 1978-1987
box folder
72 11-12 Papers and black-and-white photographs
Unlabeled folders with various business correspondence. Some may possibly be personal correspondence.
box
81 Color photographs and transparencies
Personal correspondence, 1976-1986
box folder
73 1 A-B, 1976-1986
73 2 C, 1979-1986
D-G, 1978-1986
box folder
73 3 Papers
box
81 Color photographs
box folder
73 4 H-J, 1977-1986
box folder
74 1 K-L, 1977-1986
74 2 M-N, 1977-1986
74 3 O-R, 1977-1986
S-T, 1977-1986
box folder
74 4 Papers
box
81 Color photograph
box folder
74 5 U-W, 1979-1986
Copies of Pope-Hennessy's correspondence, 1978-1986
box folder
75 1 1978
75 2-4 1979
75 5-6 1980
75 7-8 1981
box folder
76 1-4 1982
box folder
75 5-8 1983
75 9-11 1984
box folder
77 1-4 1985
77 5-6 1986
Letters of recommendation, 1977-1986
Arranged alphabetically.
box folder
78 1-2 Personal, 1977-1986
78 3-4 Professional, 1979-1986
New York University: Institute of Fine Arts, 1959-1985
See also box 71-72 for more correspondence.
box folder
79 1-2 Memos and correspondence, 1959-1983
79 3-4 Academic correspondence, 1967-1985
Includes letters of recommendation.
79 5-6 Museum training, 1977-1980
box folder
80 1-3 Seminar data and notes, 1978-1987
80 4 Fellowship program, 1984-1985
80 5-7 Lectures, 1977-1987
Contains correspondence.
80 8 Invitations, 1986


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