Stout, George L. (George Leslie),
Arts administrator, Museum director
Collection size: 5.8 linear feet (partially microfilmed on 8 reels)
Collection Summary: Correspondence; personal documents; writings; photographs; sketches and sketchbook; business material; subject files; a diary; and printed material.
REEL 1378: A diary, 4 v., 1944-1946, kept by Stout while he was serving as an Arts and Monuments Officer in the United States Navy. Stout describes his experiences surveying war-caused damages in France, Germany, and Japan, and the recovery of Nazi impounded art works. Several letters, memos, personal documents, printed matter, and a photograph of U.S. military personnel and others viewing an art exhibit, are included in the diaries.
REELS 1420-1425 & 1427 (photos): Personal and professional correspondence; military records, passports, address books and other personal documents; published and unpublished manuscripts by Stout and others; speech texts and miscellaneous notes; personal photographs; photographs of works of art as conservation problems; a sketchbook and loose sketches; business papers; legal documents; institutional and personal subject files; and printed matter.
UNMICROFILMED: Slides; negatives; and printed material.
Biographical/Historical Note: Conservator, museum director; Mass. and Calif.; b. 1897; d. 1978
Material on reel 1378 lent for microfilming 1978 by Robert Stout, son of George Stout; material on reels 1420-1425, 1427 & unmicrofilmed donated 1978 by George Stout.
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