Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk, 1888-1942

A Finding Aid to the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975, bulk 1888-1942, in the Archives of American Art, by Jennifer Meehan

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Biographical Information

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was born January 9, 1875 in New York City, the eldest daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt. She was educated by private tutors and attended Brearley School in New York. From the time she was a young girl, she kept journals of her travels and impressions of the people she met, and engaged in creative pursuits such as sketching and writing stories. In 1896, she was married to Harry Payne Whitney. They had three children, Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara.

In 1900, Whitney began to study sculpture under Hendrik Christian Anderson, and then under James Fraser. Later, she studied with Andrew O'Connor in Paris. From the time she started studying sculpture, her interest in art grew, as did her particular concern for American art and artists. In 1907, she organized an art exhibition at the Colony Club, which included several contemporary American paintings. She also opened a studio on MacDougal Alley, which became known as the Whitney Studio and was a place where shows and prize competitions were held. (She also had other studios in Westbury, Long Island and Paris, France.) Over the years, her patronage of art included buying work, commissioning it, sponsoring it, exhibiting it, and financially supporting artists in America and abroad. From 1911 on, she was aided in her work by Juliana Force, who started out as Whitney's secretary, was responsible for art exhibitions at the Whitney Studio, and became the first director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The first recognition Whitney received for her sculpture came in 1908 when a project on which she had collaborated (with Grosvenor Atterbury and Hugo Ballin) won a prize for best design from the Architectural League of New York. The following year she received a commission to do a fountain sculpture for the Pan-American Building in Washington, D. C. She went on to do numerous other commissioned works over the next several decades, including: a fountain for the New Arlington Hotel in Washington D.C. (the design of which was reproduced in various sizes and materials, one cast being submitted to the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition where it won a bronze medal and a later cast being installed on the campus of McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1930); the Titanic Memorial (designed in 1913 and erected in 1930); the Buffalo Bill Memorial (1924) in Cody, Wyoming; the Columbus Memorial (1929) in Port of Palos, Spain; the Peter Stuyvesant statue in Stuyvesant Square (1939); and The Spirit of Flight (1939) for the New York World's Fair. In 1916, she had her first one-man show at the Whitney Studio, another at the Newport Art Association, and a retrospective at the San Francisco Art Association Palace of Fine Arts. A traveling exhibition in the Midwest followed in 1918.

During the First World War, Whitney was involved with numerous war relief activities, most notably establishing and supporting a hospital in Juilly, France. She made several trips to France during the war, keeping a journal and eventually publishing a piece on the hospital in several newspapers. Her sculpture during this period was largely focused on war themes. In 1919, she exhibited some of these works at the Whitney Studio in a show called "Impressions of War." In the years after the war, she was also commissioned to do several war memorials, including the Washington Heights War Memorial (1922) and the St. Nazaire Memorial (1926) commemmorating the landing of the American Expeditionary Force in France in 1917.

In 1918, Whitney opened the Whitney Studio Club, which served as pioneering organization for American art, putting on exhibition programs and offering social space and recreational amenities to its members (one point numbering over four hundred artists living in New York). She planned an "Overseas Exhibition" of American art, which traveled to Paris and other European cities in 1920-1921, and had her own shows in Paris and London in 1921. In 1928, the Whitney Studio Club was transformed into an art gallery, known as the Whitney Studio Galleries and directed by Juliana Force, which eventually became the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931.

Whitney pursued creative writing throughout her life, but beginning in the 1930s writing became her principle means of creative expression. Over the years, she produced numerous manuscripts for stories, novels, and play. One novel, Walking the Dusk, was published in 1932 under the pseudonym L. J. Webb. Beginning in 1940, Whitney took a "Professional Writing" course at Columbia University with Helen Hull, which resulted in the production of numerous short stories. In 1941, she collaborated with Ronald Bodley to adapt one of her stories as a play and attempted to get it produced, although unsuccessfully.

In 1934, Whitney was involved in a custody battle for her niece, Gloria Vanderbilt (daughter of her late brother, Reginald Vanderbilt and his wife, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt). In an agreement reached by the court, custody was awarded to Whitney and visitation rights to Gloria's mother. Litigation continued in the ensuing years.

In 1935, Whitney established the World's Fair Five Organization, with Juliana Force and four architects, to work on preparing a plan for the site of the 1939 New York World's Fair at Flushing Meadow, although the fair's own Board of Design ended up coming up with its own plan.

Whitney continued her work in sculpture, writing, art patronage, and philanthropy throughout the remaining years of her life. She died on April 18, 1942.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers measure approximately 35.8 linear feet and date from 1851 to 1975, with the bulk of the material dating from 1888 to 1942. The collection documents the life and work of the art patron and sculptor, especially her promotion of American art and artists, her philanthropy and war relief work, her commissions for memorial sculpture, and her creative writing. Papers include correspondence, journals, writings, project files, scrapbooks, photographs, art work, printed material, and miscellaneous personal papers.

Material relating to more personal aspects of Whitney's life include school papers, a paper doll book dating from her childhood, financial material, interviews, awards and honorary degrees, address and telephone books, committee files, and other items. Correspondence consists of incoming and outgoing letters concerning both personal and professional matters, including her patronage of the arts and sponsorship of artists, her sculpture commissions and exhibitions, and her war relief work and other philantrophic activities. Also found are family correspondence and correspondence received by the Flora Whitney Miller and the Whitney Museum of American Art after Whitney's death. Journals include personal ones that she kept periodically from the time she was a child to near the end of her life, in which she recorded her travels, her impressions of people, her experiences with friends, and her thoughts on art, among other topics; and social ones, in which she recorded dinners and dances attended, and people invited to different social gatherings, and in which she collected invitations received and accepted.

Scattered files can be found that relate to the Whitney Studio Club and the Whitney Museum of American Art, consisting of notebooks, catalogs, a financial report, and other material. Files relating to Whitney's own sculpture projects are more extensive and consist of correspondence, contracts, printed material, notes, financial material for proposed and completed commissions for fountains, memorials, and monuments. The Whitney Museum of American Art, rather than Whitney herself, seems to have kept these files. Files relating to Whitney's philanthropic activities span from the time just before to just after the First World War and consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and printed material stemming from her contributions to charities and war relief organizations, her sponsorship of the war hospital in Juilly, France, and her support of the Greenwich House Social Settlement.

Whitney's writings include extensive drafts, and handwritten and typed manuscripts and copies of novels, plays, and stories, as well as some autobiographical and early writings, notes and writings on art, and clippings of published writings, documenting her principle means of creative expression towards the end of her life. Also found are some writings by others. Scrapbooks consist of clippings, photographs, letters and other material, compiled by Whitney, Flora Whitney Miller, and possibly others, documenting Whitney's public life, her sculpture commissions and exhibitions, exhibitions at the Whitney Studio, the war hospital in Juilly, France, the death of Harry Payne Whitney in 1930, and the sickness and death of Whitney in 1942.

Photographs include ones of the Whitney and Vanderbilt families, ones of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (including portraits taken by Baron Adolf de Meyer and Count Jean de Strelecki), ones of various Vanderbilt and Whitney residences and of Whitney's studios, ones of Whitney's sculpture exhibitions as well as exhibitions at her studio, and ones of her sculptures, as well as some miscellaneous and unidentified ones. Art work consists of sketchbooks and sketches by Whitney (including sketches for sculptures) and art work by others (including a sketchbook of Howard Cushing's containing a sketch of her and albums of World War I lithographs) collected by Whitney. Also found amongst the collection are printed material (clippings, exhibition catalogs, programs, and publications) and blueprints (including drawings for Whitney's studio on MacDougal Alley and various of her sculptures).

Arrangement and Series Description

The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers are arranged into twelve series:

The collection has not been re-filmed to reflect the above arrangement. In an effort to provide continued access to the existing microfilm, microfilm reel numbers for the material in each series are noted in the series descriptions below.

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following index terms. People, families and organizations are listed under "Subjects" when they are the topic of collection contents and under "Names" when they are creators or contributors.

Subjects:

  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Whitney Studio Club

Subjects-Topical:

  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals -- France
  • Art patrons -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews

Types of Materials:

  • Diaries
  • Sketchbooks
  • Photographs
  • Works of art

Names:

  • Miller, Flora Whitney
  • Whitney, Harry Payne, 1872-1930
  • Stelecki, Jae, photographer
  • Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960
  • American Ambulance Field Hospital (Juilly, France)
  • Whitney Museum of American Art

Provenance

The bulk of the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers was donated in 1981 by her granddaughter, Flora Miller Irving, and was partially microfilmed on reels 2288-2289 and 2356-2375. Portions of this collection were previously lent for microfilming in 1964 and 1967 as the Whitney Museum of American Art papers (on reels NWH 4 and N587-N591). Additional material was donated by Irving in 1991 and was microfilmed on reel 4861.

Separated and Related Materials

Related material found in the Archives includes Research Material on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney compiled by Flora Miller Irving (including typescripts of selected correspondence, journal entries, and writings found amongst Whitney's papers) and the Whitney Museum of American Art artists' files and records, available on microfilm only (originals are located in the Whitney Museum of American Art). Also found in the Archives of American Art's Miscellaneous Exhibition Catalog Collection are a bundle of Whitney Studio Club and Mrs. H. P. Whitney's Studio catalogs and announcements.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection received some processing shortly after it was donated in 1981 and before portions of it were microfilmed. Five platinum prints of Whitney taken by Baron Adolf de Meyer and one toned silver gelatin print of Whitney taken by Amemiya received conservation treatment at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in the late 1980s. Previously microfilmed and unmicrofilmed portions were merged, arranged, and described in accordance with archival standards, and the collection was fully processed by Jennifer Meehan in 2006 as part of the Terra Foundation for American Art Digitization Grant.


How to Use the Collection

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Available Formats

Portions of the collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels 2288-2289, 2356-2375, and 4861 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan.

Researchers should note that the arrangement of the collection as described in this finding aid may not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm.

How to Cite this Collection

Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Miscellaneous Personal Papers, 1888-1947, 1975
(Boxes 1-3, 33-34, OV 42; 2.5 linear feet)

This series consists of material of a more personal nature or relating to more personal aspects of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's life apart from her numerous professional, philanthropic, and artistic activities. Material includes schoolwork, report cards (for both Whitney and her daughter, Barbara), financial material (relating mostly to household and clothing expenses), offical and travel documents, interviews, biographical sketches and writings about Whitney (including pieces written by Guy Pene du Bois, Frederick James Gregg, and Camille Mauclair), awards and honorary degrees, address and telephone books, printed material, and scattered lists and notes.

Also found are files relating to various committees in which Whitney participated, such as ones for the campaign of Charles Hughes for President in 1916, for the erection of Victory Hall, a combined war memorial and convention center, and the New York World's Fair; files relating to the Whitney's custody battle for her niece, Gloria Vanderbilt, in 1934; and files relating to the gift of Whitney's dresses to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1975.

Of particular note in this series are a paper doll book consisting of hand-made, painted, and individually named paper dolls, presumably created by Whitney sometime in the late 1880s or early 1890s, and the book A Handbook of Anatomy for Art Sudents (1896), which may have been used by Whitney in her early studies of art and which contains scattered sketches and notes. Another item of note is a letter of introduction for the Whitneys, written by Alice G. Vanderbilt and introducing them to the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Most of the material in this series is available on microfilm. Reel numbers, when known, are noted in the folder list below. Files are arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder
1 1-3 Address and Telephone Books (Reel 2371), undated
(3 folders)
1 4 Affidavit Regarding Taxes on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Estate (Reel 4861), 1943
1 Auction Catalogs
1 5 The Private Collection of Mrs. W. B. Force (Reel 2375), 1931
1 6 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Estate (Reel 2375), 1942
1 7 Awards and Honorary Degrees (Reel 2374), 1924-1941
(See also Box 33 and OV 42)
1 8 Biographical Sketches (WMAA file) (Reel 2356), 1917-1947
1 9 Biographical Writings on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (Reel 2356), undated
1 Committee Files
1 10 National Hughes Campaign (unfilmed), 1916
1 11-13 Victory Hall Association (unfilmed), 1920
(3 folders)
1 14 New York World's Fair, World's Fair Five Corporation (Reel 2375), 1935-1940
1 15 Cut-outs of Famous People on Cardboard (Reel 2375), undated
(See also OV 42)
1 Financial Material (Reel 2371)
1 16 Morgan, Harjes, and Co. Statements, 1915-1918
1 17 Cancelled Checks, 1898-1900
1 18-26 Checkbooks, 1902-1928
(9 folders)
Box Folder
2 1-6 Receipts, 1911-1940
(6 folders)
2 7 Lists of Expenses, 1917-1919
2 8 Flora Payne Whitney: Her Life and Times by Mark D. Hirsch, Typed Manuscript of Chapters 5-6, Bibliography, and Appendices (Reel 2375), undated
2 9 Gift to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute (Reel 4861), 1975
2 10 Girls Club, Book (empty) and Rules (Reel 2372), 1893
2 11-13 Gloria Vanderbilt Custody Case (Reel 2375), 1933-1935
(3 folders)
2 14 Gloria Vanderbilt Custody Case, Clippings (Reel 2375), 1934
2 15 A Handbook of Anatomy for Art Students (sketches and notes enclosed) (Reel 2373), 1896
(See Box 33)
2 Interviews
2 16 "Revising City Charter," W. H. N. Station (sound recording) (unfilmed), 1935 December 28
(See Box 34)
2 17 General Motors Program (transcript) (Reel 2356), 1940 April 6
2 18 "Hour of Charm," W. E. A. F. Station (sound recording) (unfilmed), 1940 April 7
(See Box 34)
2 19 Last Will and Testament (draft) (Reel 2356), 1910
2 20 Last Will and Testament of Harry Payne Whitney (Reel 2375), 1929
2 21 Last Will and Testament of Alice G. Vanderbilt (Reel 2375), 1934
2 22 Letter of Introduction for Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney (from Alice G. Vanderbilt to Augustus Saint-Gaudens) (Reel 4861), circa 1900
2 23 List of Books Owned by Gertrude Vanderbilt (Reel 2371), 1890
2 24 List of Works and Sketch of Sculpture (Reel 4861), undated
2 25 Notes (Reel 2375), 1900-1925
2 26 Paper Doll Book (Reel 2373), circa 1890s?
2 27 Passport (Reel 2356), 1937
2 28 Poem Written for Gertrude Vanderbilt While Aboard Etruria (author unknown), 1889
2 29 "Pourquoi Aimer?" by [Harry] McVickar (Reel 2373), 1895
2 30-32 Printed Miscellany (Reel 2375), 1910-1939
(3 folders)
2 33 Report Cards for Barbara Whitney (Reel 2375), 1916-1920
2 34 School Reports (Reel 2356), 1889-1892
2 35-40 Schoolwork (Reel 2372), 1889-1894
(6 folders)
Box Folder
3 1 Scrapbook on Eleanore Duse (Reel 2375), 1923-1924
3 2 Sign, "In Memory of Harry Payne Whitney" (Reel 2375), 1930
(See OV 42)
3 3 Steamship Trips, Sailing and Passenger Lists (Reel 2374), 1888-1901
3 4 Telephone Message, Empty Envelopes, and Other Material (Reel 2375), undated
3 5-8 Volumes of Transcribed Poetry (unfilmed), 1895, undated
(4 folders)
Box
33 (sol) Oversize, Awards and Honorary Degrees (Reel 2374), 1924-1941
33 (sol) Oversize, A Handbook of Anatomy for Art Students (sketches and notes enclosed) (Reel 2373), 1896
Box
34 (sol) Oversize, Interviews, "Revising City Charter," W. H. N. Station (sound recording) (unfilmed), 1935 December 28
34 (sol) Oversize, Interviews, "Hour of Charm," W. E. A. F. Station (sound recording) (unfilmed), 1940 April 7
Box
OV 42 Oversize, Awards and Honorary Degrees (Reel 2374), 1924-1941
OV 42 Oversize, Cut-outs of Famous People on Cardboard (Reel 2375), undated
OV 42 Oversize, Sign, "In Memory of Harry Payne Whitney" (Reel 2375), 1930

Series 2: Correspondence, 1889-1949, 1959
(Boxes 3-9; 6 linear feet)

This series consists of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's personal and professional correspondence, as well as family correspondence and some correspondence received by her daughter Flora Whitney Miller and the Whitney Museum of American Art after her death.

Correspondence can also be found amongst sculpture and philanthropy files.

The Correspondence series is arranged into three subseries:

2.1: Early Personal and Family Correspondence, 1889-1896

This subseries consists of correspondence from and between various members of the Vanderbilt and Whitney families, as well as correspondence received by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney from friends and suitors, concerning primarily family and personal matters and documenting her relationships with family and friends prior to her marriage. Found here is correspondence between Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney before and during their courtship, as well as letters received by both upon the announcement of their engagement. Also found is correspondence relating to Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.'s engagement to Grace Wilson, of which the family disapproved.

Correspondence in this subseries is typically arranged according to correspondent or recipient. Correspondence in this subseries is available on microfilm reels 2356-2357, though the order may be different from that described below.

Box Folder
3 9 To Harry Payne Whitney from His Parents, 1887-1888
3 Vanderbilt Family Correspondence
3 10 To Mrs. Whitney from Alice Vanderbilt, 1889
3 11 To Alice Vanderbilt from William Vanderbilt, 1889
3 12 To His Parents from Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., 1889
3 To Gertrude Vanderbilt from Friends and Suitors
3 13 Andrews, Frank M., circa 1895
3 14 Appleton, James W., 1896
3 15 Barnes, James, 1895-1896
3 16 Cottenet, Rawlins, 1895-1896
3 17-18 Hunt, Esther, 1894-1896
(2 folders)
3 19 Lawrence, J. W., 1895
3 20 Lydig, Philip, circa 1895
3 21 McLane, Thomas, 1894
3 22 McVickar, Harry, circa 1895
3 23 Ronalds, Reginald, 1894
3 24 Sands, Robert C., 1895-1896
3 25 Sloane, Adele, 1895
3 26 Stewart, Lispenard, 1895-1896
3 27 Taylor, Moses, 1895
3 28 Wadsworth, Craig, 1896
3 29 Whitehouse, Worthington, circa 1895
3 30-36 To Gertrude Vanderbilt from Harry Payne Whitney, 1895-1896
(7 folders)
3 37 To Harry Payne Whitney from Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1896
3 38 Letters regarding Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.'s Engagement, 1896
3 39-40 Letters to Gertrude Vanderbilt on Her Engagement, 1896
(2 folders)
Box Folder
4 1 Letters to Harry Payne Whitney on His Engagement, 1896

2.2: General Chronological Correspondence, 1896-1942, undated

This subseries consists of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's personal and professional correspondence dating from 1896 to her death in 1942. Correspondence includes mostly incoming letters, drafts of outgoing letters or imaginary letters that may never have been sent (such as, "Letters from the Searcher to the Dream Man," 1917 March 17) in Whitney's hand, carbon copies of outgoing correspondence, some correspondence between other family members, and a 1940 illustrated letter from Jo Davidson. Also found are letters of condolence upon the deaths of William C. Whitney (received by Harry Payne Whitney), Alfred Vanderbilt (who died on the Luisitania), Harry Payne Whitney (including some received by Flora Whitney Miller), and Alice G. Vanderbilt. Correspondents include family, friends, lovers, artists, architects, designers, art organizations, museums and galleries, relief and philanthropic organizations, writers, publishers, and others. A selected list of correspondents from this subseries can be found in the appendix of this finding aid.

Correspondence concerns personal and family matters; Whitney's sponsorship of artists (including Morgan Russell, Edgar McAdams, Laura McLane, and Frederick Roth); Whitney's sculpture commissions and exhibitions of sculpture; exhibitions of other artists' work held in Whitney's studio; art competitions sponsored by Whitney (such as Competition in Architecture, Sculpture and Painting, 1914-1915, and Immigrant in America Poster Contest, 1915); requests for assistance from struggling artists and other needy individuals; requests for work in modeling and casting; Whitney's war relief work, as well as her general philanthropy and art patronage; the purchase of Whitney's sculpture, Head of Spanish Peasant, by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the publication of Whitney's novel Walking the Dusk as well as her other writing efforts; plans for the New York World's Fair; awards and honorary degrees received by Whitney; among other matters.

Beginning in the early 1910s, files consist of more and more routine business correspondence which was received and created by several different secretaries on Whitney's behalf. Also found is a list of incoming correspondence received from 1915 to 1918, which was kept by Irene Givenwilson, one of Whitney's secretaries.

Correspondence in this subseries is typically arranged chronologically with a handful of files arranged according to correspondent or subject. Correspondence in this subseries is available on microfilm reels as noted in the container list below.

See Index A for Selected List of Correspondents from Series 2.2

Box Folder
4 2-5 1896 (Reel 2357)
(4 folders)
4 6 1897 (Reel 2357)
4 7 1898 (Reel 2357)
4 8 1899 (Reel 2357)
4 9-10 1900 (Reel 2357)
(2 folders)
4 11 1901 (Reel 2357)
4 12 1902 (Reel 2357)
4 13 1903 (Reel 2357)
4 14-17 Letters of Condolence to Harry Payne Whitney Upon the Death of His Father (William C. Whitney) (Reel 2357-2358), 1904
(4 folders)
4 18 1905 (Reel 2358)
4 19 1906 (Reel 2358)
4 20-21 1907 (Reel 2358)
(2 folders)
4 22 1908 (Reel 2358)
4 23 1909 (Reel 2358)
4 24 1910 (Reel 2358)
4 25-28 1911 (Reel 2358)
(4 folders)
4 29 circa 1912-1913 (Reel 2358)
4 30-31 1912 (Reel 2358)
(2 folders)
4 32 1913 (Reel 2358)
4 33 circa 1914 (Reel 2358)
4 34 de Guardabassi, Mario (Reel 2358), 1914
4 35-37 1914 (Reel 2358-2359)
(3 folders)
Box Folder
5 1-3 1914 (Reel 2358-2359)
(3 folders)
5 4 Competition in Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting (Reel 2359), 1914-1915
5 5 circa 1915 (Reel 2359)
5 6 List of Incoming Correspondence Kept by Irene Givenwilson (Gertrude V. Whitney's secretary) (Reel 2356), 1915-1918
5 7 Immigrant in America Poster Contest (Reel 2359), 1915
5 8 McAdams, Edgar (Reel 2359), 1915
5 9-16 1915 (Reel 2359)
(8 folders)
5 17 circa 1916 (Reel 2359)
5 18-32 1916 (Reel 2359-2360)
(15 folders)
5 33 circa 1917-1918 (Reel 2360)
5 34 The Alley Festa, Macdougal Alley (Reel 2360), 1917
5 35 Letter from John J. Pershing (Reel 4861), 1917
5 36-40 1917 (Reel 2360-2361)
(5 folders)
Box Folder
6 1-11 1917 (Reel 2360-2361)
(11 folders)
6 12-18 1918 (Reel 2361)
(7 folders)
6 19-20 circa 1919 (Reel 2361)
(2 folders)
6 21-28 1919 (Reel 2361)
(8 folders)
6 29 circa 1920 (Reel 2361)
6 30-35 1920 (Reel 2361)
(6 folders)
6 36 1921 (Reel 2361)
6 37 1922 (Reel 2361)
6 38-39 1923 (Reel 2361)
(2 folders)
6 40 1924 (Reel 2361-2362)
6 41-42 1925 (Reel 2362)
(2 folders)
6 43 1926 (Reel 2362)
6 44-45 1927 (Reel 2362)
(2 folders)
Box Folder
7 1 1927 (Reel 2362)
7 2 1928 (Reel 2362)
7 3 1929 (Reel 2362)
7 4 1930 (Reel 2362-2363)
7 5-15 Letters of Condolence Upon the Death of Harry Payne Whitney (Reel 2363), 1930
(11 folders)
7 16-17 Letters of Condolence to Flora Whitney Miller (Reel 2363), 1930
(2 folders)
7 18-19 Note Cards from Condolence Bouquets (Reel 2363), 1930
(2 folders)
7 20-22 1931 (Reel 2363)
(3 folders)
7 23-25 1932 (Reel 2363)
(3 folders)
7 26-27 1933 (Reel 2363)
(2 folders)
7 28 circa 1934 (Reel 2363)
7 29-34 1934 (Reel 2363)
(6 folders)
Box Folder
8 1 Letters of Condolence Upon the Death of Alice G. Vanderbilt (Reel 2363), 1934
8 2-9 1935 (Reel 2363-2364)
(8 folders)
8 10-15 1936 (Reel 2364)
(6 folders)
8 16 1937 (Reel 2364)
8 17-19 1938 (Reel 2364)
(3 folders)
8 20 circa 1939-1940 (Reel 2364)
8 21-24 1939 (Reel 2364)
(4 folders)
8 25 1939 (Reel 4861)
8 26-29 1940 (Reel 2364)
4 folders)
8 30-33 1941 (Reel 2364)
(4 folders)
Box Folder
9 1-2 1942 (Reel 2364)
(2 folders)
9 3 Letter from Mario de Guardabassi (Reel 4861), 1942
9 4 undated (Reel 2356)

2.3: Posthumous Correspondence, 1942-1949, 1959

This subseries consists of correspondence received by Flora Whitney Miller and the Whitney Museum of American Art after the death of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Included are letters of condolence, and correspondence relating to the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Estate, a memorial exhibition held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, gifts in memory of Whitney, and an exhibition of Whitney sculpture at the Wilmington Society of Fine Arts in 1959.

Correspondence in this subseries is available on microfilm reels as noted in the container list below.

Box Folder
9 5-6 Letters of Condolence to Flora Whitney Miller Upon the Death of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (Reel 2365), 1942
(2 folders)
9 7 Letters of Condolence to Juliana Force Upon the Death of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (Reel 2365), 1942
9 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Estate (Reel 2365)
9 8 1942
9 9-10 1943
(2 folders)
9 11 1944
9 Whitney Museum of American Art (Reel 2365)
9 12 1942
9 13 1943-1944
9 14 Flora Whitney Miller Correspondence Pertaining to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (Reel 4861), 1947-1959

Series 3: Journals, circa 1886-1939
(Boxes 9-12, 33; 2.5 linear feet)

This series consists of journals, diaries, and notebooks kept by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney throughout her life and in which she documented personal thoughts and experiences, and social events and happenings in her life.

The Journals series is arranged into two subseries:

3.1: Personal Journals, circa 1886-1939

This subseries consists of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's journals of a more personal nature. Personal journals range from ones she kept as a child and adolescent to ones she kept during her engagement and honeymoon to ones she kept as an adult, and include travel journals, impression books, diaries, confessions album, writing journals, and "A Line A Day" books. Personal journals record Whitney's trips abroad and time spent in Newport as a young girl, her impressions of people, her experiences with friends, her honeymoon trip to Japan, certain early writing efforts, her "thoughts relating to art, subjects for statues, composition symbols, all manner of substances which affects [her] artistic life" (from Art Journal, 1906-1907), her work with the Juilly Hospital in France during the First World War, trips to Spain in 1920 and 1928-1929, and daily events and impressions for certain periods of time.

Personal journals are arranged chronologically. Personal journals are available on microfilm reels 2369-2370, though the order may be different from that described below.

Box Folder
9 15 Journal, Crossing the Atlantic from Liverpool to New York, circa 1886
9 16 Journal (unbound), 1890 April 20-28
9 17 Journal, "Across the Atlantic," 1890 May
9 18 Journal, Vol. I, 1890 May-September
9 19 Journal, Vol. II, 1890 September-December
9 20 Journal, Vol. IV, 1891 March-August
9 21 Album, "Confessions," 1891-1894
9 22 Diary, 1892-1893
9 23 Impression Book, "People I Meet," 1893-1894
9 24 Journal, "People," 1894
9 25 Diary, 1894-1895
9 26 Diary, Vol. II, 1895
9 27 Diary, Engagement to Harry Payne Whitney, 1896 April-August
9 28 Journal Kept on Honeymoon, "My Trip Abroad," 1896-1897
Box Folder
10 1 Journal, Vol. III, 1903-1905
10 2 Journal, 1904-1911
10 3 Art Journal, 1906-1907
10 4 Journal, 1906
10 5 "My Motor Log Book," 1906-1924
10 6 Journal, 1906 October 9-27
10 7 "A Line A Day" Book, 1907-1911
10 8 Journal, circa 1908
10 9 Journal, Paris, 1910-1911
10 10 Flora Whitney's Journal, "Record of Plays Seen," 1910-1913
10 11 Journal, circa 1912-1914
10 12 Journal (unbound), 1913, 1918
10 13 "A Line A Day" Book, 1914
10 14 Journals (2), Juilly Hospital, 1914
10 15 Desk Diary, 1914
10 16 Journal, Spain, 1920 September-October
Box Folder
11 1 "A Line A Day" Book, 1926-1927
11 2 Journal, Spain, 1928-1929
11 3 Journal, Letter to "Dearest," 1930
11 4 "A Line A Day" Book, 1939

3.2: Social Journals, 1893-1920, undated

This subseries consists of dinner books (recording attendees and seating arrangements), a dance book (recording dances danced and with whom), an invitation book (listing people invited to different social gatherings), as well as bound and unbound volumes of invitations received and accepted, all of which document, to one extent or another, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's various social activities and her social milieu.

Social journals are arranged chronologically. Unless otherwise noted, social journals are available on microfilm reels 2370-2371, though the order may be different from that described below.

Box Folder
11 5 "Dinner Book, Vol. I," 1893-1895
11 6-7 "Invitations Accepted" (unbound), circa 1893-1895
(2 folders)
11 8 "Dances," 1894-1896
11 9 "All Entertainment Book, Newport," 1895
11 10 "Dinner Book, Vol. II," 1895-1896
11 11-12 "Invitations" (unbound) (Reel 2365), before 1897
(2 folders)
11 13 "Dinners," 1899
11 14 "House Parties," 1905-1907
11 15 "Dinners," 1909-1910
(See Box 33)
11 16 "Invitations," 1914-1916
11 17 Wedding Announcements and Invitations (loose) (Reel 2365), 1917-1920
Box Folder
12 1 Miscellaneous Invitations (loose) (Reel 2365), undated
Box
33 (sol) Oversize, "Dinners," 1909-1910

Series 4: Whitney Studio Club and Whitney Museum of American Art Files, 1921-1943
(Box 12; 0.2 linear feet)

This series consists of scattered material stemming from some of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's art patronage activities and relating to the Whitney Studio Club, which opened in 1918 as an outgrowth of the Whitney Studio and the Friends of Young Artists, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, which opened in 1931 as an outgrowth of the Whitney Studio Club and the later Whitney Studio Galleries. Files include a sales and presentation notebook from the Whitney Studio Club listing works sold and/or presented to various institutions by Whitney, and catalogs, reports, a notebook (which appears to have been kept by Flora Whitney Miller), and writings from the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Files in this series are available on microfilm reel 2374.

Box Folder
12 2 Whitney Studio Club, Sales and Presentations, 1921
12 Whitney Museum of American Art
12 3-4 Catalogs, 1931-1942
12 5 Coalition with Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1942-1943
12 6 Financial Report, circa 1940
12 7 Notebook (Kept by Flora Whitney Miller?), 1935-1942
12 8 Writings by Lloyd Goodrich and Herbert More, 1942

Series 5: Sculpture Files, 1900-1960 (bulk 1909-1942)
(Boxes 12-15; 3 linear feet)

This series consists of files relating to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's sculpture projects, including both proposed and completed commissions for various fountains, memorials and monuments. Projects that are especially well-documented include the Buffalo Bill Memorial, the Columbus Memorial, the Daughters of the American Revolution (D. A. R.) Memorial, the Foch National Memorial, the St. Nazaire Memorial, The Spirit of Flight (commissioned for the New York World's Fair in 1939 and erected permanently at LaGuardia Airport), and the Titanic Memorial. Also found are files for the donation and installation of the Vanderbilt Gates in Central Park and for an exhibition of sketches and models for the Victory Arch at the Whitney Studio Club, both in 1919. For the most part, files seem to have been part of those kept by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Files are primarily comprised of correspondence, contracts, printed material, notes, financial material, and other documentation.

Material related to Whitney's sculpture projects can also be found amongst photographs and blueprints.

Sculpture files are arranged chronologically according to name of the project. Miscellaneous files are arranged at the end of the series. Files in this series are available on microfilm reels 2365 and 2369, though the order may be different from that described below.

Box Folder
12 9 Jeanne d'Arc Monument, 1916-1917
12 10-12 Arlington Fountain (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), 1929-1933
(3 folders)
12 13 Aztec Fountain (Pan-American Building, Washington, D.C.), 1909
12 Buffalo Bill Memorial (Cody, Wyoming)
12 14-15 Correspondence, 1900, 1922-1942, 1949
(2 folders)
12 16-17 Cost Accounting, 1924
(2 folders)
12 18 General, 1924-1925
12 19 Printed Material, 1951, undated
12 20 Anton Cermark Memorial, undated
12 Columbus Memorial (Port of Palos, Spain)
12 21-23 General, 1926-1929
(3 folders)
12 24-35 Correspondence, 1926-1935
(12 folders)
12 36-38 Correspondence, Letters from Diplomats and Ambassadors, 1929
(3 folders)
Box Folder
13 1 Clippings, 1927-1929
13 2 Printed Material, 1929
13 3 Miscellany, undated
13 D. A. R. Memorial
13 4-5 General, 1927-1929, 1938
(2 folders)
13 6-8 Correspondence, 1924-1929
(3 folders)
13 9 Financial Material, 1928-1929
13 10 Clippings, 1929
13 11-12 Jane A. Delano Memorial (American Red Cross), 1923-1927
(2 folders)
13 13 El Dorado Fountain (Pan-Pacific International Exposition), 1913-1917, 1942
13 14 First Division Memorial, 1920
13 Foch National Memorial
13 15-27 Correspondence, 1928-1937
(13 folders)
13 28 Dinner Honoring Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1930
13 29 Notebook of Responses to Invitations for Dinner Honoring Messrs. Coste and Bellonte, 1930
13 30 Notebook, "Foch National Memorial, Inc.," 1929-1930
13 31 Financial Material, 1931-1933
13 32 Clippings, 1930-1932
13 33 Printed Material, 1929-1932
13 34 Photographs, undated
Box Folder
14 1 Foch National Memorial, Inc. Stamp, undated
14 2-3 Fourth Division Memorial, 1921-1930
14 4 Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant Memorial, 1929-1930
14 5 Charles Lindbergh Memorial, 1927-1930
14 6 Naval Memorial, 1928-1929
14 Panama-Roosevelt Memorial
14 7 General, 1928-1929
14 8-11 Correspondence, 1927-1932
(4 folders)
14 12 Printed Material, 1926-1930
14 13 Rumsey Memorial, 1936-1937
14 14 St. Luke's Hospital, 1939-1941
14 St. Nazaire Memorial
14 15 General, 1923-1924
14 16-17 Correspondence, 1924-1948
(2 folders)
14 18 Dedication, 1926
14 19 Printed Material, 1947, undated
14 Spirit of Flight
14 20 Contracts, 1938
14 21-22 Correspondence, 1938-1942
(2 folders)
14 23 Printed Material, 1939
14 24 Springfield Memorial (104th Massachusetts Regiment), 1928-1933
14 25-26 Peter Stuyvesant Statue (Stuyvesant Square), 1936-1942
(2 folders)
14 27 Peter Stuyvesant Statue (Curacao), 1959-1960
14 28 Three Figure Fountain (Replica of Whitney Fountain, Lima, Peru), 1922-1924
14 Titanic Memorial
14 29 Printed Material, 1929-1931
14 30 Drawing, 1914
14 31-32 Correspondence, 1913-1920, 1931
(2 folders)
14 33 Correspondence, Erecting the Memorial, 1924
14 34 Union Square Memorial Competition, 1926
14 35 Mrs. Samuel J. Untermyer Memorial, 1925, 1943
14 36 Vanderbilt Gates, 1919
14 37 Victory Arch, 1919
Box Folder
15 1 Worcester War Memorial Competition, 1929-1930
15 2-3 Miscellaneous Sculptures, 1914-1935
(2 folders)
15 4-5 Miscellaneous Notes on Sculptures and Exhibitions, circa 1916-1925
(2 folders)

Series 6: Philanthropy Files, 1902-1923 (bulk 1915-1920)
(Boxes 15-17; 2 linear feet)

This series consists of files relating to some of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's philanthropic activities spanning from before to just after the First World War, including her donations to various charities (especially war relief organizations), her sponsorship of the American Ambulance Field Hospital in Juilly, France during the First World War, and her support of the Greenwich House Social Settlement. Files primarily consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and printed material. Among the Juilly Hospital files can be found a book of patient stories and photographs presented to Whitney as memento or token of appreciation, photographs and snapshots (mostly unidentified), a photograph album, and a certificate of service.

Files in this series are not available on microfilm.

See Index B for List of Correspondents from Series 6

Files are arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder
15 Charities and War Appeals
15 6-9 A, 1916-1920
(4 folders)
15 10 B, 1916-1920
15 11-12 C, 1915-1920
(2 folders)
15 13 D, 1916-1919
15 14 E, 1918-1921
15 15-16 F, 1915-1920
(2 folders)
15 17 G, 1917-1920
15 18 H, 1916-1920
15 19 I, 1916-1920
15 20 J, 1917-1919
15 21 K, 1917-1920
15 22-23 L, 1915-1920
(2 folders)
15 24 M, 1915-1920
15 25-31 N, 1915-1920
(7 folders)
15 32 O, 1916-1920
15 33-34 P, 1916-1920
(2 folders)
15 35 R, 1915-1919
15 36-37 S, 1915-1920
(2 folders)
Box Folder
16 1-2 S, 1915-1920
(2 folders)
16 3 T, 1917-1919
16 4 U, 1917-1920
16 5 V, 1917-1920
16 6-8 W, 1915-1920
(3 folders)
16 9 Y, 1917-1920
16 10-14 Miscellaneous, 1915-1920
(5 folders)
16 15 Lists, 1917-1919
16 16-20 Greenwich House, 1902-1920
(5 folders)
16 Juilly Hospital
16 21 Annual Report, 1916
16 22 Book of Patient Stories and Photographs, 1916
16 23 Certificate of Service, circa 1918
16 Correspondence
16 24 1914
16 25-27 1915
(3 folders)
16 28-31 1916
(4 folders)
16 32 (Copies of Letters to Mother from Alden?), 1916
16 33-34 1917
(2 folders)
16 35 1918
16 36 1919
16 37 1920
16 38 undated
16 39 Lists, undated
Box Folder
17 1 Photograph Album, undated
17 2 Photographs, 1923, undated
17 3 Photographs, Snapshots, undated
17 4 Postcards, 1916-1917
17 5 Printed Material, 1916-1917

Series 7: Writings, 1889-1942, 1974
(Boxes 17-26; 10 linear feet)

This series consists of extensive drafts, handwritten and typed manuscripts, and various copies of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's writings, which include novels, plays, stories, as well as some autobiographical and early writings, notes and writings on art, and published writings. As a whole, these writings document what was an important means of creative expression for Whitney, one which she pursued from her earliest childhood until her death, and what was her principle creative activity in the last years of her life.

Unless otherwise noted, writings are not available on microfilm.

The Writings series is arranged into seven subseries:

Writings in each subseries are typically arranged in alphabetical order according to title.

7.1: Novels, circa 1901-1931, undated

This subseries consists of drafts, manuscripts, and fragments of various novels written by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, one of which - Walking the Dusk - was published under the pseudonym L. J. Webb in 1932. The bulk of the subseries consists of early drafts of an untitled novel that begins "The Maison Feodor was..." Also included is a novel written under the pseudonym Phyllis Lane.

It's possible that related material can be found amongst the unidentified drafts and fragments subseries.

Box Folder
17 6-20 As Seen Through a Glass Darkly, Drafts, 1902
(15 folders)
17 21 As Through a Glass Darkly (incomplete), undated
17 22-24 Diana Opens the Door by Phyllis Lane (pseudonym of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney), circa 1931
(3 folders)
17 25-28 Drafts and Fragments, Miscellaneous, [dates]
(4 folders)
Box Folder
18 1-2 Drafts and Fragments, Miscellaneous, [dates]
(2 folders)
18 3 Maude - A Novel, circa 1901
18 4 Their Emancipation - A Novel, undated
18 5-7 Unidentified Manuscripts, undated
(3 folders)
18 Untitled ("The Maison Feodor was...")
18 8-15 Manuscript, undated
(6 folders)
18 Draft
18 16 Chapters 1-4, undated
18 17 Chapters 5-14, undated
18 18 Chapters 15-20, undated
18 19 Chapters 21-25, undated
18 Early Drafts
18 20-22 Chapter 1, undated
(3 folders)
18 23-24 Chapter 2, undated
(2 folders)
18 25-26 Chapter 3, undated
(2 folders)
18 27 Chapter 4, undated
Box Folder
19 1 Chapter 5, undated
19 2 Chapter 6, undated
19 3 Chapter 7, undated
19 4-5 Chapter 8, undated
(2 folders)
19 6-7 Chapter 9, undated
(2 folders)
19 8-9 Chapter 10, undated
(2 folders)
19 10-12 Chapter 11, undated
(3 folders)
19 13-14 Chapter 12, undated
(2 folders)
19 15-16 Chapter 13, undated
(2 folders)
19 17 Chapter 14, undated
19 18 Chapter 15, undated
19 19-22 Chapter 16, undated
(4 folders)
19 23-24 Chapter 17, undated
(2 folders)
19 25 Chapter 18, undated
19 26-27 Chapter 19, undated
(2 folders)
Box Folder
20 1 Chapter 20, undated
20 2 Chapter 21, undated
20 3-4 Chapter 22, undated
(2 folders)
20 5 Chapter 23, undated
20 6-7 Chapter 24, undated
(2 folders)
20 8-10 Chapter 25, undated
(3 folders)
20 11 Chapter 26, undated
20 12-13 Miscellaneous, undated
(2 folders)
20 Walking the Dusk
20 Drafts
20 14 Chapters 1-4, circa 1931
20 15-16 Chapters 5-16, circa 1931
(2 folders)
20 17-18 Chapters 5-20, circa 1931
(2 folders)
20 19-21 Chapters 21-32, circa 1931
(3 folders)
20 22-24 Miscellaneous, circa 1931
(3 folders)
20 25 Proofs, circa 1931
20 The Wedge of Light
20 26 Draft, undated
20 27 Outline and Notes, undated
20 28 White Voices, 1911

7.2: Plays, 1933-1942, undated

This subseries consists of drafts and manuscripts of various plays written by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The most notable of these is The Hand, which began as a story (also called "The Scar" and "The Usurper") in the early 1930s; she first attempted to make the story into a play in the mid-1930s and eventually collaborated with Ronald Bodley on it beginning in 1941. Also included is one which may or may not have been written by Whitney, which is noted in the title of the folder in the list below.

Box Folder
20 29 The Amazing Adventure of Mathilda Brown (by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney?), Synopsis, undated
20 The Hand
20 30-32 Early Versions of Story, circa 1933
(3 folders)
Box Folder
21 1-2 Act I, circa 1941
(2 folders)
21 3 Act II, circa 1941
21 4 Act III, circa 1941
21 5 Critique, 1941
21 6-9 Early Drafts, circa 1933-1942
(4 folders)
21 10-24 Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
(15 folders)
Box Folder
22 1-13 Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
(13 folders)
22 14 Miscellaneous, undated
22 15 Untitled, Act II, circa 1934

7.3: Stories, circa 1910-1942, 1974

This subseries consists of drafts and manuscripts of stories by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, many of which were written as part of a professional writing course at Columbia University taught by Helen Hull in the early-1940s and including one written under the pseudonym Phyllis Lane. Also found are critiques by Hull of some of the stories, and certain stories that may or may not have been written by Whitney, which are noted in the title of the folders in the list below.

Box Folder
22 16 "The Class of 1908," circa 1940
22 17 "Cloudy and Colder," circa 1940
22 18-19 "Crossed Rails," circa 1940
(2 folders)
22 20 "Detour," circa 1940
22 21 Drafts, Various, undated
22 22 "Feet That Make No Sound," circa 1940
22 23 "Forgive Me," 1930s
22 24 Fragments, circa 1941
22 25 "The Ghost Writer," circa 1940
22 26 "Growing Pains," circa 1940
22 27 "The Hand," circa 1940
22 28 "The Human Hat," 1930s
22 29 "Jeeps May Surprise You" (by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney?), undated
22 30 "Julia and Her Ghost," circa 1940
22 31 "Kitty's Annabel," circa 1930s
22 32 "Machine," 1929
22 33 "Making Mother Happy," 1930s
22 34 Miscellaneous, 1930s
22 35 "Misfit Mary," undated
22 36 "Mr. Drummond's Client," circa 1940
22 37 "Mr. Simon's Importance," 1930s
22 38 "Olive Oil from Palestine" (by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney?), undated
Box Folder
23 1 "Restless Past," circa 1940
23 2 "Sam Goes On," undated
23 3 "Sawdust and Sunshine," 1930s
23 4 "A Star Beyond," undated
23 5-6 Stories for Gallishaw Course (?), circa 1933
(2 folders)
23 7 Story Ideas (?), undated
23 8 "A Thousand Trails," undated
23 9-10 "Three Brothers and a Madonna," circa 1940
(2 folders)
23 11 "Triple Life," circa 1940
23 Untitled
23 12 ("I had just come back from Paris..."), undated
23 13 ("It was a hot Tuesday morning..."), undated
23 14 ("Miss Crawford's house was..."), undated
23 15 ("Mr. Caruso's latest song intermingled..."), undated
23 16 ("The pale saffron towers..."), circa 1910
23 17 ("Tony was going...") (by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney?), undated
23 18 ("It was a little after..."), 1930s
23 19 Synopsis ("An imaginary island in the Mediterranean..."), undated
23 20 "The Useless Memorial," undated
23 21 "White Voices" by Phyllis Lane (pseudonym of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney), 1911, 1974

7.4: Journals and Notebooks, circa 1901-1940, undated

This subseries consists of journals and notebooks containing Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's handwritten drafts of stories and autobiographical and other writings, including two stories written under the pseudonym Jane Philliper. Writings in this subseries are often related to (possibly being early drafts of) those found in other subseries.

Box Folder
23 22 Autobiographical Writings, undated
23 23-26 "The Bridge of Light" (7 vols.), undated
(4 folders)
23 27 "A Foreign Enterprise - A Novel," undated
23 28 "Intermediate," undated
23 29 "Love's Philosophy," circa 1906
Box Folder
24 1 "Mr. Jinks, the Detective" by Jane Philliper (pseudonym of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney), undated
24 2 "Rosalind - A Story," Vols. I and II, undated
24 3 "Sawdust and Sunshine," undated
24 4 "A Simple Tale," undated
24 5 "Spy Story," 1918
24 6 Story and Poetry Book by Jane Philliper, 1885-1886
24 7 Synopsis of a Novel, undated
24 8 Synopsis of Play about Hero, 1925
24 9 "The Tomb Under the Arc de Triumphe" (play), circa 1940
24 10-11 "Travels in Foreign Countries and in the Mind," circa 1901
(2 folders)
24 12 Unidentified Writings, undated
24 13 Untitled Novel, 1901
24 14 Untitled Play, undated
24 15 Untitled Stories, undated
24 16 "White Voices," 1911

7.5: Unidentified Drafts and Fragments, 1910s-1930s

This subseries consists of drafts and fragments of unidentified writings by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, which may or may not relate to writings in other subseries.

Box Folder
24 17-21 Unidentified Drafts and Fragments, 1910s-1930s
(5 folders)
Box Folder
25 1-18 Unidentified Drafts and Fragments, 1910s-1930s
(18 folders)

7.6: Other Writings, 1889-1940, undated

This subseries consists of writings by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney apart from her more creative writing, including autobiographical and early writings, an essay on the problems of reconstruction in France after the First World War, limericks and poems, notebooks on art and history, her published writings on art (including an article entitled "The 'Useless' Memorial" and a series of articles entitled "The End of America's Apprenticeship in Art" which appeared in Arts and Decoration in 1920), writings on art, and other miscellaneous writings.

Unless otherwise noted, writings in this subseries are available on microfilm reels 2371-2372.

Box Folder
26 Autobiographical Writings
26 1 "My History," undated
26 2 Various, undated
26 Early Writings
26 3 "A Scene on a Train," 1889 August
26 4 1889 November
26 5-6 undated
(2 folders)
26 7 "General Problems of Reconstruction in France," circa 1915-1916
26 8 Limericks and Poems, undated
26 9 Miscellaneous Writings and Sketches, undated
26 10-11 Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1909-1935
(2 folders)
26 12-13 Miscellaneous Writings (unfilmed), 1910-1940
(2 folders)
26 Notebooks
26 14 Notes on Art, undated
26 15 Notes on Egypt, undated
26 16 Notes on European History, undated
26 17 Notes on Italian Art, undated
26 18 Published Writings, 1920
26 Writings on Art
26 19 circa 1930s
26 20 undated
26 21 Writings on Whitney Studio, undated

7.7: Writings by Others, circa 1918, undated

This subseries consists of writings by others, including the galley proof of a memoir by Julien H. Bryan about his time as an ambulance driver during the First World War (which was published by The Macmillan Company in 1918), a story by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's collaborator, Ronald Bodley, and stories possibly by other students in the writing course with Whitney.

Box Folder
26 22 Ambulance 464 by Julien H. Bryan, circa 1918
26 23 "The Arrow" by Ronald Bodley, undated
26 24 "Episode No. 1 - Greece" by Joseph Linden Smith (?), undated
26 25 "The Proof of the Evolution of Man From Apes" by Harry Storm, undated
26 26 "Radiant Fatherhood" by Lincoln Steffens, undated

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1893-1942
(Boxes 26-27, 33, 35; 1.5 linear feet)

This series consists of scrapbooks of clippings, photographs, letters and other material, compiled by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Flora Whitney Miller, and possibly others. Scrapbooks document aspects of Whitney's early public life (from 1893 to 1896); Whitney's sculpture commissions and exhibitions; the construction and unveiling of the St. Nazaire and Buffalo Bill memorials, among others; art competitions sponsored by Whitney; exhibitions at the Whitney Studio; the field hospital in Juilly, France; horse racing; the death of Harry Payne Whitney in 1930; and the sickness and death of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1942.

Scrapbooks are arranged in chronological order. Scrapbooks are available on microfilm reel 2373, though the order may be different from that described below. More detailed descriptions for certain scrapbooks are provided below

Box Folder
26 27 "Gertrude Vanderbilt - Collection of Newspaper Clippings, Letters, etc. etc.," 1893-1896
(See Box 33)
26 28 Scrapbook (unbound), 1907
Includes list of art work in an exhibition at the Colony Club, 1907 April 9; and clippings on art.
26 29-31 Scrapbook (unbound), 1912-1917
(3 folders)
Includes clippings and correspondence relating to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's sculptures and commissions (such as the Titanic Memorial and "Fountain of El Dorado" for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition), Whitney Studio, Juilly Field Hospital, and various art exhibitions, sales, and competitions (such as the War Art Competition and the Immigrant in America Prize Contest).
Box Folder
27 1 Scrapbook (unbound), 1917
Includes clippings on exhibiton at Whitney Studio, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Macdougal Alley Festa; photographs of an exhibition of Whitney's sculpture at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco; photographs of Whitney; and an unidentified drawing.
27 2 "Clippings on Exhibition of War Sculpture in Studio and Alley" (unbound), 1919-1920
27 3 "Social Overseas Exhibition / Providence Memorial" (unbound), 1921-1922, 1925-1926
27 4 "Exhibition Abroad / Overseas Exhibition / Announcement of Buffalo Bill Commission / Washington Heights Memorial / Miscellaneous Articles About Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney" (unbound), 1922
27 5 "St. Nazaire, Clippings" (unbound), 1924-1927
(See Box 33)
27 6 "St. Nazaire, Clippings - Snapshots - Construction Unveiling" (unbound), 1924-1926
(See Box 33)
27 7 "Buffalo Bill Clippings, vol. 1" (unbound), 1924
27 8-9 "Buffalo Bill Clippings, vol. 2" (unbound), 1924
(2 folders)
27 10 "Buffalo Bill Clippings and Pictures, vol. 3a" (unbound), 1924
27 11-12 "Buffalo Bill Clippings, vol. 3b" (unbound), 1924, 1936
(2 folders)
27 13 Scrapbook, 1927-1929
Includes clippings on sculpture commissions (Columbus Memorial, D.A.R. Memorial, and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial in Panama), an exhibition at Whitney Studio Club, and the erection of Titanic Memorial.
27 14 Scrapbook of Photographs of Horse Racing, 1928-1930
(See Box 35)
Includes photographs of races horses at Belmont Park, of horse operations at Brookdale, some of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Harry Payne Whitney at races, and of others.
27 15 Scrapbook of Clippings on Death of Harry Payne Whitney, 1930
(See Box 35)
27 16 "Selected Press Clippings re: Sickness and Death of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney" (compiled by Flora Whitney Miller), 1942
(See Box 35)
Box
33 (sol) Oversize, "Gertrude Vanderbilt - Collection of Newspaper Clippings, Letters, etc. etc.," 1893-1896
33 (sol) Oversize, "St. Nazaire, Clippings" (unbound), 1924-1927
33 (sol) Oversize, "St. Nazaire, Clippings - Snapshots - Construction Unveiling" (unbound), 1924-1926
Box
35 (sol) Oversize, Scrapbook of Photographs of Horse Racing, 1928-1930
35 (sol) Oversize, Scrapbook of Clippings on Death of Harry Payne Whitney, 1930
35 (sol) Oversize, "Selected Press Clippings re: Sickness and Death of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney" (compiled by Flora Whitney Miller), 1942

Series 9: Printed Material, 1859-1942
(Boxes 27-28, 36; 0.8 linear feet)

This series consists of clippings, exhibition catalogs, programs, and publications. Included are clippings about the Whitney and Vanderbilt families, Whitney's engagement to Harry Payne Whitney in 1896, Whitney's artistic and philanthropic activities, Flora Payne Whitney's first marriage, Whitney's sculptures, Harry Payne Whitney's death in 1930, the opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931, the publication of Whitney's novel Walking the Dusk (under the pseudonym L. J. Webb),catalogs include ones for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney sculpture exhibitions, for exhibitions at the Whitney studio, and for other artists (including Jo Davidson, Andrew O'Connor, and Robert Chanler).

Printed material is available on microfilm reel 2374, though the order may be different from that described below.

Box Folder
27 Clippings
27 17 1859-1890
(See also Box 36)
27 18 1891-1899
(See also Box 36)
27 19 1907-1916
27 20 1917-1919
27 21 1920-1921
27 22 1923-1926
27 23 1927-1930
27 24 1931
27 25 1932-1934
27 26 1935-1936
27 27 1937-1940
27 28 1941-1942
27 29 1943
(Reel 4861)
Box Folder
28 1 Clippings of Sculpture, Portraits, Art-Related (found together as is in notebook), 1924, undated
28 2 Clippings of Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture, undated
(See also Box 36)
28 3 Clippings on Walking the Dusk, 1932
28 Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements
28 4-5 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Sculpture Exhibitions, 1916-1942
(2 folders)
28 6 Friends of the Young Artists and Whitney Studio Club Exhibitions, 1916-1928
28 7 Other Artists, 1910-1932
(See also Box 36)
28 8 Miscellaneous, 1916-1925
(See also Box 36)
28 Programs
28 9-10 London Theatre, 1920s
(2 folders)
28 11 Societe d'Architectes des Beaux Artes, 1910
28 12 Publications, 1909, 1933
Box
36 (sol) Oversize, Clippings 1859-1890
36 (sol) Oversize, Clippings, 1891-1899
36 (sol) Oversize, Clippings of Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture, undated
36 (sol) Oversize, Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements - Other Artists, 1910-1932
36 (sol) Oversize, Miscellaneous, 1916-1925

Series 10: Photographs, 1862-1942
(Boxes 28-32, 36-41, OV 43-51; 6.4 linear feet)

This series consists primarily of photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, her studios (in Old Westbury and Paris), her exhibitions and exhibitions at her studio, and her sculpture, and photographs of the Vanderbilt and Whitney families and residences.

Unless otherwise note, photographs in this series are available on microfilm reels 2288-2289, though the order may different from that described below.

The Photographs series is arranged into six subseries:

10.1: Photographs of Family, 1862-1931, undated

This subseries consists of early photographs of the Vanderbilt and Whitney families, and photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's own family, including her husband, Harry Payne Whitney, her children, Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara, and other family members. Early photographs of the Vanderbilt family include ones of Whitney's grandfather, "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt, and her father, Cornelius Vanderbilt II, and one from the Vanderbilt family trip to Florida in 1896. Early photographs of the Whitney family include ones of William C. Whitney and Flora Payne Whitney (Whitney's in-laws), ones of Pauline and Harry Payne Whitney as children, and ones of other family, friends, and business and political associates of William C. Whitney. Photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's own family include ones from her honeymoon, ones of her children and ones of her with her children (including one of Whitney with her mother, daughter, and grandchild, representing four generations of the family), and ones from various family weddings. Also found are photographs of Whitney's childhood friend, Esther Hunt.

Family photographs are arranged in rough chronological order.

Box Folder
28 13 "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt (grandfather), undated
28 14 Cornelius Vanderbilt II (father), circa 1896
28 15 Reproduction of Portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, undated
(See Box 36)
28 16-18 William C. Whitney (father-in-law), circa 1860s-1900s
(3 folders)
28 19-20 Whitney Family, 1862-1889, undated
(2 folders)
28 21 Flora Payne Whitney (mother-in-law) and Senator Henry B. Payne, before 1896
28 22 Pauline and Harry Payne Whitney and Other Family, 1892, undated
28 23 Whitney Family and Friends, circa 1890s
28 24 Whitney Family (?), undated
28 25 Business and Political Associates of William C. Whitney, circa 1890s
28 26 William C. Whitney with Family and Friends, circa 1900
28 Harry Payne Whitney
28 27-28 As a Boy, circa 1880s
(2 folders)
28 29 As a Young Man, [dates]
Box Folder
29 1-2 As an Adult, 1900-1917
(2 folders)
29 3 Polo, 1914
29 4 Esther Hunter (friend), 1880s?, 1894
29 5 Vanderbilt Trip to Florida (with Harry Payne Whitney), 1896 March
(See also Box 36)
29 6 Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney on Their Honeymoon, 1896
29 7 Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney with Children (Flora and Barbara), 1897, 1903
(See also Box 36)
29 8 Gladys Vanderbilt's (sister) Wedding, 1908
29 9 Friends and Family, 1900s-1910s
29 10 Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara Whitney (children), 1900s-1910s
(See also Box 36)
29 11 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney with Mother, Daughter, and Grandchild, circa 1922
(See also Box 36)
29 12 Olive Paget's Wedding, 1919
(See Box 36)
29 13 Flora Whitney's Wedding, 1920
(See also Box 36)
29 14 Barbara Whitney's Wedding, 1924
29 15 Gloria Vanderbilt (niece), 1924-1939
29 16 Cornelius Whitney's Wedding (?), 1931
(See Box 36)
29 17-18 Unidentified, undated
(2 folders; see also Box 36)
Box
36 (sol) Oversize, Reproduction of Portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, undated
36 (sol) Oversize, Vanderbilt Trip to Florida (with Harry Payne Whitney), 1896 March
36 (sol) Oversize, Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney with Children (Flora and Barbara), 1897, 1903
36 (sol) Oversize, Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara Whitney (children), 1900s-1910s
36 (sol) Oversize, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney with Mother, Daughter, and Grandchild, circa 1922
36 (sol) Oversize, Olive Paget's (niece) Wedding, 1919
36 (sol) Oversize, Flora Whitney's Wedding, 1920
36 (sol) Oversize, Cornelius Whitney's Wedding (?), 1931
36 (sol) Oversize, Unidentified, undated

10.2: Photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1880s-1941

This subseries consists of portraits and photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Portraits include early ones of Whitney as young girl and young woman, later ones taken by noted photographers Baron Adolf de Meyer and Count Jean de Strelecki, and proofs of ones taken by Edward Steichen, among others. Photographs include ones in costume, campaigning for the presidential candidate, Charles Hughes, in 1916, traveling, receiving an honorary degree from New York University in 1922, with Dr. Boliario Porras presumably conferring about the Panama-Roosevelt Memorial, at the opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931 (including some photographs of the museum taken by the photographer Berenice Abbott), and various ones with her husband, friends, and other family.

Photographs of Whitney can also be found amongst the sculpture photographs.

Photographs in this subseries are arranged in rough chronological order. Reproductions of painted portraits of Whitney, scattered photographs of friends, colleagues, and suitors, and negatives are arranged in files at the end of the subseries.

Box Folder
29 Portraits
29 19-20 As a Young Girl, 1880s
(2 folders)
29 21-22 With Siblings, 1880s-early 1890s
(2 folders)
29 23 As a Young Woman, early 1890s
(See also Box 37)
29 24 early 1900s
(See also Box 37)
29 25 1910s
(See also Box 37)
29 26-27 Portraits by Baron Adolf de Meyer, 1910s
(2 folders; see also Box 37 and OV 43)
29 28 Portraits by Jean de Strelecki, 1916-1919
(See also Box 37)
29 29-30 circa 1919
(2 folders; see also Box 37)
29 31 1920s-1930s
(See also Box 37)
29 32 Proof Prints of Portraits by Edward Steichen, 1937
29 33 undated
29 34 In Costume, early 1900s
(See also Box 37)
29 35 With Harry Payne Whitney and Friends, 1915
29 36 Hughes Campaign, 1916
29 37-38 Traveling, 1920s
(2 folders; see also OV 44-46)
29 39 In Newport (with Charles Draper), 1920s
29 40 Receiving Honorary Degree from NYU, 1922
29 41 With Flora Whitney, 1926
29 42 With Dr. Boliario Porras (conferring about the Panama-Roosevelt Memorial?), 1927
29 43 With Harry Payne Whitney at Belmont Park, 1928
29 44 With Others, 1929
29 45 In Florida (with friends), circa 1930s
(See Box 37)
29 46 At the Opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1931
29 47 At a Museum Luncheon, 1940
29 48 At a Wedding with Flora Whitney Miller, 1941
29 49-50 Reproductions of Portraits of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1880s-1920s
(2 folders; see also Box 37)
29 51 Friends and Colleagues, 1909, undated
29 52 Suitors and Friends, circa 1918-1941
29 53 Negatives, circa 1912-1915, undated
Box
37 (sol) Oversize, Portraits, As a Young Woman, early 1890s
37 (sol) Oversize, Portraits, early 1900s
37 (sol) Oversize, Portraits, 1910s
37 (sol) Oversize, Portraits by Baron Adolf de Meyer, 1910s
37 (sol) Oversize, Portraits by Jean de Strelecki, 1916-1919
37 (sol) Oversize, Portraits, circa 1919
37 (sol) Oversize, Portraits, 1920s-1930s
37 (sol) Oversize, In Costume, early 1900s
37 (sol) Oversize, In Florida (with friends), circa 1930s
37 (sol) Oversize, Reproductions of Portraits of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1880s-1920s
Box
OV 43 Oversize, Portraits by Baron Adolf de Meyer, 1910s
Box
OV 44-46 Oversize, Traveling, 1920s

10.3: Photographs of Residences and Studios, 1896-1935, undated

This subseries consists of exterior and interior photographs of various residences belonging to the Whitney and Vanderbilt families, and photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's studios in Old Westbury, Long Island and at 34 Rue Jouvenet in Paris. Of particular note are photographs of the cottage, and its renovation, on the Whitney estate in Lenox, Massachusetts where Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney spent part of their honeymoon in 1896.

Box Folder
29 54-56 Whitney and Vanderbilt Residences, undated
(3 folders; see also OV 47)
29 57 Interior, Residence at 871 Fifth Avenue, undated
29 58 Interiors, Unidentified, undated
(See also OV 48)
Box Folder
30 1 House in Aiken, South Carolina, circa 1896, 1922
30 2 Honeymoon Cottage, Whitney Estate in Lenox, Massachusetts, 1896
30 3 Whitney Estate in Lenox, Massachusetts, undated
30 4 House in Westbury, Long Island, undated
30 5 Residence at 74 Park Avenue (snapshots), undated
30 6 Residences, Unidentified (snapshots), 1927, 1935
30 7 Studio in Old Westbury, undated
(See also OV 49)
30 Studio in Paris
30 8 Loose Photographs, undated
30 9 Photograph Album, undated
30 10 Scrapbook (unbound), "Studio, 34 Rue Jouvenet, Paris, France," undated
Box
OV 47 Oversize, Whitney and Vanderbilt Residences, undated
Box
OV 48 Oversize, Interiors, Unidentified, undated
Box
OV 49 Oversize, Studio in Old Westbury, undated

10.4: Photographs of Exhibitions, 1910s-1942

This subseries consists of photographs of various exhibitions and installations of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's sculpture, as well as photographs of exhibitions at the Whitney studio, such as the "Impressions of War" exhibition in 1919 and "The Circus in Paint" exhibition in 1929. Also found are photographs from the Memorial Show at the Whitney Museum of American Art held shortly after Whitney's death in 1942.

Photographs in this subseries are arranged in rough chronological order.

Box Folder
30 11 Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Exhibition, Whitney Studio, 1910s
(See also Box 38)
30 12 Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Exhibitions, 1910s-1920s
(See also Box 38)
30 13 "Impressions of the War" Exhibition, Scrapbook, 1919
(See Box 38)
30 14 Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Installations, Paris Salon, 1920-1924
(See also Box 38)
30 15 "The Circus in Paint" Exhibition, Whitney Studio Galleries, 1929
30 16 "Spirit of Flight" Installation, New York World's Fair, 1940
(See Box 38)
30 17 Memorial Show at Whitney Museum of American Art, 1942
Box
38 (sol) Oversize, Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Exhibition, Whitney Studio, 1910s
38 (sol) Oversize, Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Exhibitions, 1910s-1920s
38 (sol) Oversize, "Impressions of the War" Exhibition, Scrapbook, 1919
38 (sol) Oversize, Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Installations, Paris Salon, 1920-1924
38 (sol) Oversize, "Spirit of Flight" Installation, New York World's Fair, 1940

10.5: Photographs of Sculpture, 1904-1935

This subseries consists of photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's sculptures. Extensive photographic documentation can be found for the Columbus Memorial and the St. Nazaire Memorial, including photographs related to planning, construction, and public unveiling. Photographs of Whitney posing with, working on, or attending the unveiling of her sculptures can be found amongst some of the files, including Buffalo Bill Memorial, Columbus Memorial, Fourth Division Memorial, St. Nazaire Memorial, Shepherd, Spirit of Flight, and Washington Heights War Memorial.

Sculpture photographs are arranged in alphabetical order according to title. Photographs of various and unidentified sculptures and sculpture by others are arranged into files at the end of the subseries.

Box Folder
30 18 Arlington Fountain (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), 1931
(See also Box 39 and OV 50)
30 19 American Athlete (head), 1912
30 20 Athlete (or Despair), 1912
(See also Box 40)
30 21 Aviator, 1918-1920
30 22 Aviator with Propeller, undated
30 23 Aztec Fountain (Pan-American Building, Washington, D.C.), 1910
(See also Box 40)
30 24 Blinded, undated
(See also Box 40)
30 25 Boy with Parrot and Dancer, undated
(See Box 40)
30 26 Bacchante, 1913
30 27 Bailante, undated
30 28 Barbara, undated
30 29-31 Buffalo Bill Memorial (Cody, Wyoming), circa 1924
(3 folders; see also Box 40)
30 32 Bunkies, 1920
30 33 Caryatid, 1917
30 34 Chateau Thierry, undated
30 35 Chinoise, 1914
(See also Box 40)
30 36 Colonel X, 1917
30 Columbus Memorial (Port of Palos, Spain)
30 37 Early Sketches (not used), 1920s
30 38-39 Model and Drawing, 1928-1929
(2 folders; see also Box 40)
30 40 Under Construction and Completed, 1920s
30 41-42 Unveiling, 1929
(2 folders)
30 43 D. A. R. Memorial, 1929
(See also Box 40)
30 44 Walter Damrosch (relief), 1922
30 45 Dancing Girl and Pan, early 1920s
(See Box 40)
30 46 Daphne, 1933
30 47 H. P. Davison Memorial, circa 1922
30 48 Devotion, 1934
30 49 El Dorado Fountain (Pan-Pacific International Exposition), 1910
(See also Box 40)
30 50 The Engineer, undated
30 51 Ferdinand and Isabella (Monument to Columbus), 1928-1929
30 52 The Field Panel, 1904
30 53 Found, 1920
30 55 Fourth Division Memorial, 1921
Box Folder
31 1 Fourth Division Memorial, Gertrude V. Whitney Working on Sculpture, 1921
(See Box 40)
31 2 Gassed (or On the Top), undated
31 3 General Vanderbilt (head), 1935
31 4 Captain Guardabassi, 1917
31 5 Gwendolyn (head), 1934
31 6 Home Again, undated
31 7 Honorably Discharged, undated
(See also Box 40)
31 8 In the Trenches, 1918-1920
31 9 Jo Davidson, 1917
31 10 John, 1935
31 11 John (head), 1935
31 12 The Kiss, 1935
31 13 Last Charge, 1920
(See also Box 40)
31 14 The Law (or Youth), 1922
31 15 Charles Lindbergh Memorial, undated
(See Box 40)
31 16 Mercy, 1935
31 17 Monument to a Sculptor, 1910
31 18 Mother and Child, 1935
31 19 Nun, 1934
31 20 Orders, 1918
31 21 Paganism, 1907-1909
(See also Box 40)
31 22 Pan, 1905
31 23 Pan, 1935
31 24 Portrait of a Young Man, 1934
31 25 Private in the 15th Regiment, 1918-1920
31 26 Providence Memorial, undated
31 27 Red Cross Nurse, 1918
31 28 Refugee, undated
31 St. Nazaire Memorial
31 29 Model and Drawing, circa 1924
(See also Box 40)
31 30 Gertrude V. Whitney with Model, circa 1924
31 31 Construction, circa 1924
31 32 Unveiling, circa 1924
31 33 Scrapbook, 1924
31 34 Salome, 1936
31 35 Shepherd, 1921
31 36 Sighted, undated
31 37 Spirit of Flight, 1938-1939
(See also Box 41)
31 38 Spirit of Flight, Drawings 1939
31 39 Spirit of the Red Cross, 1920
31 40 Springfield Memorial, circa 1929
(See also Box 41)
31 41 Spanish Peasant (head), 1911
31 42 Peter Stuyvesant Statue, 1933
31 43 Titanic Memorial, 1915
(See also Box 41)
31 44 Unemployed, 1932
31 45 Untermeyer Memorial, Blumenthal Doors, circa 1925
31 46 Victory Arch Panel, 1918-1920
(See also Box 41)
31 47 War Figure (sketch model), undated
31 48 Washington Heights War Memorial, 1924
31 49 Washington Heights War Memorial, Unveiling, 1922 May 30
31 50 Wherefore, 1910
(See also Box 41)
31 51 Various, Scrapbook, undated
31 52 Unidentified, undated
31 53 Sculpture by Others, 1900s-1910s
(See also Box 41)
Box
39 (sol) Oversize, Arlington Fountain, 1931
Box
40 (sol) Oversize, Athlete (or Despair), 1912
40 (sol) Oversize, Aztec Fountain, 1910
40 (sol) Oversize, Blinded, undated
40 (sol) Oversize, Boy with Parrot and Dancer, undated
40 (sol) Oversize, Chinoise, 1914
40 (sol) Oversize, Columbus Memorial, Model and Drawing, 1928-1929
40 (sol) Oversize, D.A.R. Memorial, 1929
40 (sol) Oversize, Dancing Girl and Pan, early 1920s
40 (sol) Oversize, El Dorado Fountain, 1910
40 (sol) Oversize, Fourth Division Memorial, Gertrude V. Whitney Working on Sculpture, 1921
40 (sol) Oversize, Honorably Discharged, undated
40 (sol) Oversize, Last Charge, 1920
40 (sol) Oversize, Charles Lindbergh Memorial, undated
40 (sol) Oversize, Paganism, 1907-1909
40 (sol) Oversize, St. Nazaire Memorial, Model and Drawing, circa 1924
Box
41 (sol) Oversize, Spirit of Flight, 1938-1939
41 (sol) Oversize, Springfield Memorial, circa 1929
41 (sol) Oversize, Victory Arch Panel, 1918-1920
41 (sol) Oversize, Titanic Memorial, 1915
41 (sol) Oversize, Wherefore, 1910
41 (sol) Oversize, Sculpture by Others, 1900s-1910s
Box
OV 50 Oversize, Arlington Fountain, 1931

10.6: Other Photographs, 1895-1915, undated

This subseries consists of scattered, miscellaneous, and unidentified photographs. These include photographs of Charles Lindbergh (that may or may not relate to Whitney's planned, but never realized, memorial), the tomb of William C. Whitney, commerical scenic photographs, travel snapshots (with unidentified people), reproductions of various paintings and works of art by Robert Chanler, and photographs of other seemingly random or unidentified subjects.

Photographs in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder
32 1 Boats, 1915, undated
32 2 Commercial Scenic Photographs (Reel 4861), late 1800s?
32 3 Charles Lindbergh, undated
32 4 Miscellaneous, late 1800s-early 1900s
(See also OV 51)
32 5 Arthur H. Pollen (Photographer: Frederick Hollyer) (Reel 4861), 1895
32 6 Polo, undated
32 7 Reproductions of Paintings, undated
32 8 Tomb of William C. Whitney, early 1900s
32 Travel Snapshots
32 9 Venice and Europe, early 1900s
32 10 Adirondacks, undated
32 11 Trip to West, undated
32 12 Unidentified, Snapshots (Reel 4861), late 1800s?
32 13 Unidentified, Portraits (Reel 4861), late 1800s?
32 14 Works of Art by Robert Chanler, undated
(See also Box 41)
Box
41 (sol) Oversize, Works of Art by Robert Chanler, undated
Box
OV 51 Oversize, Miscellaneous, late 1800s-early 1900s

Series 11: Art Work, 1871-1930s
(Boxes 32, 41, OV 52-54; 0.8 linear feet)

This series consists of sketches created by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and art work by others collected by her.

Art work is available on microfilm reels 2372-2373, though the order may be different from that described below.

The Art Work series is arranged into two subseries:

11.1: Sketches by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1891-1930s

This subseries consists of sketchbooks and loose sketches by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, including early sketches done as a young girl, figure studies and anatomical drawings, sketches for and renderings of various sculptures, including the Titanic Memorial, Spirit of Flight, and St. Nazaire Memorial, and sketches of red cross nurses and soldiers grouped together under the head "My Experiences as an Emergency Canteen Worker."

Box Folder
32 Sketchbooks
32 15 Early Sketches, 1891
32 16 "Rough Sketches - The Story of Modern Girl," 1890s
32 17 Figure Studies, Other Sketches, and Notes, undated
32 18 Anatomical Drawings, undated
32 19 Studies for Titanic Memorial, Other Sketches, and Writings, circa 1912
32 20-21 Sketches for Sculptures, 1910s-1920s
(2 folders)
32 22-23 "My Experience as an Emergency Canteen Worker," circa 1916-1918
(2 folders)
32 Loose Sketches
32 24 Early Sketches, circa 1890s
32 25-26 circa 1900s-1920s
(2 folders)
32 27-28 Sketches for Sculptures, 1920s-1930s
(2 folders; see also Box 41)
32 29 Sketches for Museum and Play (?), undated
32 30 Fragments of Sketches of Sculptures, undated
32 31 Renderings of Sculptures, circa 1920s
(See also OV 52)
Box
41 (sol) Oversize, Sketches for Sculpture, 1920s-1930s
Box
OV 52 Oversize, Renderings of Sculptures, circa 1920s

11.2: Art Work by Others, 1871-1916, undated

This subseries consists of etchings of Buffalo Bill, a sketchbook of Howard Cushing's which includes a sketch of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, albums of World War I lithographs, sketches by L. Feuchter and other unidentified artists, and a drawing (artist unknown).

Box Folder
32 32 Etchings of Buffalo Bill, 1871
32 33 Sketchbook of Howard Cushing (includes sketch of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney), 1908
32 World War I Lithographs
32 34 "Les Grandes Vertus Francaises" by L. Jonas, circa 1915
(See OV 53)
32 35 "Album de 12 Lithographs: Nos Blesses, Nos Infirmieres" (incomplete), 1916
(See OV 54)
32 36 "Une Journee a L'Hopital" by Louise Ibels (incomplete), 1916
(See OV 54)
32 37 Lithograph by Steinlen, undated
(See OV 54)
32 38 Sketches, undated
32 39 Drawing (artist unknown), undated
(See OV 52)
Box
OV 52 Oversize, Drawing (artist unknown), undated
Box
OV 53 Oversize, World War I Lithographs, "Les Grandes Vertus Francaises" by L. Jonas, circa 1915
Box
OV 54 Oversize, "Album de 12 Lithographs: Nos Blesses, Nos Infirmieres," 1916
OV 54 Oversize, "Une Journee de L'Hopital" by Louise Ibels, 1916
OV 54 Oversize, Lithograph by Steinlen, undated

Series 12: Blueprints, 1913-1945
(OV 55; 0.1 linear feet)

This series consists of plans and other drawings for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's studio on Macdougal Alley, for various sculptures, for the Whitney Museum of American Art, for the boat, "Sagamore," for the Vanderbilt Gates plaque, and for the Whitney Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of American Art.

Blueprints are arranged in chronological order. Blueprints are not available on microfilm.

Box
OV 55 Studio at West 8th Street and Macdougal Alley, 1913
OV 55 Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture
OV 55 Arlington Fountain, 1923
OV 55 Titanic Memorial, 1924-1926, 1930
OV 55 Buffalo Bill Memorial, 1929
OV 55 Rumsey Memorial, 1936
OV 55 Spirit of Flight, 1938
OV 55 Whitney Museum of American Art, circa 1930
OV 55 Alteration to "Sagamore," 1936
OV 55 Study for Plaque for Vanderbilt Gates, 1938
OV 55 Whitney Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1945

Index A: Selected List of Correspondents from Series 2.2

A

  • Alba, Duke of: 1930
  • Aldrich, Chester: 1917
  • Allen, Annie Winsor: 1899, 1903
  • Allen, Fitzgerald: 1916, 1932, 1934
  • Allen, Meillie: 1916
  • Alexander, Mrs. Grace: 1917
  • Alexander, John White: 1915
  • American Art Dealers Association: 1932
  • American Federation of Arts (see also Berryman, E. S.): 1916
  • American Institute of Architects: 1934
  • American Legation, The Hague: 1921
  • American Painters, Sculptors, and 'Gravers: 1919
  • American Red Cross: 1918, 1921, 1923
  • Anderson, Gasser, Ferriss and Anderson: 1934, 1935
  • Anderson, Hendrik Christian: 1900, 1907, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1935
  • Appleton, James W.: 1903, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1916, 1918, 1919, 1935
  • Architectural League of New York: 1908, 1934
  • Arden Gallery: 1933, 1936
  • Art Alliance of America: 1915, 1917, 1918
  • Art Association of Newport (Maud Howe Elliot): 1915-1919, 1922, 1937, 1938, 1940
  • Art in America: 1920
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 1942
  • Arts and Decoration: 1918-1920
  • Association of Women Painters and Sculptors: 1916, 1917
  • Astor, Mrs. Vincent: 1916, 1917, 1920
  • Atterberg, Gerta: 1921
  • Atterbury, Estelle: 1940
  • Atterbury, Grosvenor: 1913, 1916-1917, 1922
  • Avril, Suzanne: 1915, 1916

B

  • Bacon, Robert: 1911, 1914, 1916
  • Baillie, Robert A.: 1938
  • Ballon, Ellen: 1920, 1924
  • Balshfield, Edwin Holland: 1916
  • Barnes, James: 1899
  • Barnes, Katherine B.: 1911
  • Baron, Charles L.: 1920
  • Basola, Antony: 1915
  • Beach, Chester: 1915, 1916
  • Beal, Gifford: 1916
  • Beaux, Cecilia: 1916, 1917
  • Bell, Pearl Doles: 1934
  • Bellows, George: 1917
  • Bender, Lina: 1900
  • Benedite, Monsieur Leonce (Conservateur, Musee du Luxenbourg, Paris): 1920
  • Berger, Kitty: 1917, 1919
  • Berlini, Ellen: 1940
  • Berryman, E. S. (American Federation of Artists): 1928, 1929, 1936
  • Bertrand, Jeanne: 1917
  • Besquel, Victor: 1915
  • Biddle, Francis (U. S. Attorney General): 1942
  • Biographical Encyclopedia of American Women (see also Cameron, W. G.): 1929
  • Birnbaum, Martin (Scott and Fowles): 1916-1918
  • Blagtree(?), Dorothea: 1919
  • Bloodgood, Mrs. John: 1934
  • Bloss, Helen: 1919
  • Blum, Jerome: 1923
  • Bodley, Rodney: 1941-1943
  • Bonheur, Lucien: 1915
  • Bonney, Mary: 1926
  • Borglum, Solon: 1916
  • Borglum, Mrs. Solon: 1916
  • Bovee, Kate: 1911
  • Boyer, Jules: 1921
  • Boyile, Zeolita G. (Society Editor, New York Sun): 1917
  • Brenner, Michael: 1915
  • Brooks, Richard W.: 1916
  • Brown, E. W.: 1907
  • Brown, H. Beattie: 1920
  • Brush, Gerome: 1916
  • Burden, Adele (see Sloan, Adele Burden)
  • Burt, Struthers, 1928

C

  • Cahill, Holger (Works Progress Administration): 1935
  • Calder, A. Stirling: 1916
  • California Palace of the Legion of Honor: 1929
  • Cameron, W. G. (Biographical Encyclopedia of American Women): 1920
  • Campbell, Blendon: 1915, 1919, 1923
  • Cane, Melville H.: 1932
  • Card, Helen: 1941
  • Carlin, Charles H.: 1939
  • Carlisle, Mary Helen: 1916, 1919
  • Carnegie Institute (John Beatty): 1919
  • Carroll, Philip: 1911, 1914-1919
  • Casella, Alfred: 1911
  • The Century Co.: 1919, 1920
  • Chalfin, Paul: 1911, 1912, 1917, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1939, 1941, 1942, undated
  • Chalif, L.: 1916
  • Chamberlain, George: 1931, 1934, 1939-1941
  • Chanler, Robert: 1914, 1918, 1919, 1923, 1927
  • Charles Scribner's Sons: 1915, 1916
  • Chase, Elizabeth: 1928
  • Chavchavdze, George: 1942
  • Chavchavdze, Elizabeth: 1942
  • Cincinnati Museum Association: 1915
  • Clayton, Paul: 1927
  • Colton, William: 1926
  • Cooney, Michael: 1919
  • Cornell, Karl: 1916
  • Cortissoz, Royal: 1937, 1941
  • Cottenet, F. M.: 1920, undated
  • Cottenet, Rawlins: 1899, 1909, 1914-1916, 1919, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1934, 1935
  • Covert, John R. (Society of Independent Artists, Inc.): 1917
  • Coward, McCann Inc.: 1932, 1935, 1940
  • Cripps, Daniel: 1928
  • Crocker, Frank: 1931-1933, 1935-1937, 1939, 1941, 1943
  • Crouch and Fitzgerald: 1919
  • Crowninshield, Frank: 1915-1917, 1920
  • Cunningham, John J. Jr.: 1936
  • Curtis, Brown, Ltd.: 1941
  • Cushing, Ethel: 1914-1916
  • Cushing, Howard: 1902, 1903, 1911, 1912, 1914

D

  • Dabo, Leon: 1917
  • Dadina, H. M.: 1920
  • Daniel, Charles: 1914
  • Davidson, Jo: 1917-1919, 1927, 1934, 1940, 1941
  • Davidson, Yvonne: 1931, 1933, 1934, 1941
  • Davidson, Mrs. H. P.: 1941
  • Davies, Arthur B.: 1907, 1917
  • Davison, Kate: 1919, 1931
  • Debourg(?), L.: circa 1908
  • Delano, William, Delano and Alfrich: 1918, 1919, 1928
  • de Meyer, Baron Adolf: 1917
  • Deming, Alden Osterhold: 1908
  • Deming, Edwin: 1916, 1939
  • Deming, Therese: 1917, 1931, 1932
  • de Giafferri, Paul Louis: 1920
  • de Guardabassi, Mario: 1914, 1916-1920, 1931 1935, 1942
  • de Guardabassi, Rosalind Wood: 1941
  • Denby, Edwin, Secretary of the Navy: 1923
  • Deny, Louis and Alfred: 1921
  • Deschamps, Andre and Jules: 1916, 1917
  • de Strelecki, Count Jean: 1916, 1917, 1919
  • Dickinson, Helen: 1919
  • Diemer, Louis: 1911
  • Dixon, Royal: 1915
  • Doane, Florence V.: 1915, 1916
  • Doerr, Charles H.: 1934
  • Doolittle, James R.: 1917
  • Doolittle, J. R. Jr.: 1917
  • Dougherty, Marion: 1931
  • Doubleday, Felix D.: 1919
  • Draper, Charles: 1907-1909, 1911, 1914-1917, 1919, 1920, 1923, 1925, 1930, 1931, 1935
  • Driggs, Lawrence L.: 1919
  • Duell, Charles: 1912
  • Dunlap, John (see Panama-Pacific International Exposition)
  • Duveen, Joseph: 1932

E

  • Earl, Maude: 1916, 1917
  • Elliot, Maude Howe (see Art Association of Newport)
  • Elwood, Philip H. Jr.: 1916, 1916
  • Engel, Rosemary: 1920
  • The Essex Publishing Co.: 1920

F

  • Fabbri, Ernesto: 1915
  • Fairmount Park Art Association: 1933
  • Favai, Gregory: 1916, 1917
  • Favai, Maria: 1918
  • Ferriss, Hugh: 1931, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1939
  • Fleck, Henry (Hunter College): 1916
  • Force, Juliana Reiser: 1911, 1915-1918, 1925, 1927-1929, 1931, 1932, 1934-1936, 1939, 1940-1942
  • Ford, Doris: 1933
  • Fraser, James E.: 1911, 1912, 1916, 1917
  • French, Daniel Chester: 1907, 1916
  • Freund, Karl: 1936
  • Friends of the Young Artists (see also Morgan, Pietro, Powell, and Ward): 1915-1917
  • Fullalove, J. R.: 1916
  • Fuller, Charles: 1916
  • Fuller, Mrs. L. Fairchild: 1915

G

  • Gallatin, Albert Eugene: 1915, 1916
  • Gardner, Claire ("Gardy"): 1936, 1941
  • Gates and Morange: 1919
  • Gerry, Mabel: 1911, 1915-1920, 1923-1925, 1930
  • Gibson, Adelaide M.: 1919
  • Gibson, Charles Dana: 1916, 1917, 1919
  • Gilchrist, Thomas: 1933, 1934
  • Gillies, John W.: 1916
  • Givenwilson, Irene: 1914-1918, 1920, 1936-1937, undated
  • Glackens, Edith: 1917, 1938
  • Glackens, William: 1917, 1934
  • Goodwin, Arthur C.: 1923
  • Goodyear, A. Conger (see also New York World's Fair Committee): 1938, 1939
  • The Gorham Co.: 1915
  • Greene, Sara Morris: 1916
  • Gregg, Frederick: 1917
  • Gregory, Elizabeth: 1916, 1917
  • Gregory, John ("Vagabond"): 1908, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1916, 1917-1919
  • Groth, Catherine Lee: 1916
  • Greyson, Joan: 1929
  • Guertler, Rudolf: 1934
  • Guggenheim, M .A.: 1916
  • Gugler, Eric: 1935, 1935
  • The Guild Hall: 1938
  • Gwynne, Margaret: 1941
  • Gynt, Kaj: 1916

H

  • The H. W. Wilson Co.: 1939
  • Halsted, Frank Adams: circa 1916
  • Hammond, Natalie: 1912, 1918
  • Hammond, Ogden H.: 1941
  • Hapgood, Norman: 1916, 1931
  • Hare, Meredith: 1909, 1910, 1912, 1923
  • Harper's Bazaar: 1920
  • Hartwell, Dr. John: 1931, 1932, 1934-1940, 1942
  • Haseltine, Herbert: 1910, 1911, 1936
  • Hasting, Thomas: 1918
  • Hazard, Margaret Kellogg: 1919, 1920
  • Hearst, Millicent: 1934
  • Hennig, Albert: 1914
  • Henri, Robert: 1916, 1917
  • Henry, Lucien: 1916
  • Henshawn, Cooper: 1916
  • Hersey, Mark L.: 1931
  • Herts and Robertson: 1920
  • Hewitt, Miss Copper: 1916
  • Hoffman, Helen H.: 1919
  • Hoffman, Malvina: 1916, 1917
  • Hollins, Marion: 1915
  • Hook, Knowles, and Co. Ltd.: 1919
  • Hoover, Herbert: 1917
  • Hoving, Walter: 1940
  • Howard, Cecil: 1941
  • Hunt, Esther: 1898-1900
  • Hunt, Mary: 1916
  • Hyatt, Anna V.: 1916

I

  • Ireland, Alleyne: 1919
  • Iselin, C. Olivia: 1918

J

  • Jacques Seligmann and Fils: 1921
  • Jessup Memorial Library: 1917
  • Jones, Anna: 1920

K

  • Kasebier, Gertrude: 1916
  • Karfiol, Margaret: 1915
  • Keating, W. R.: 1938
  • Keep, Robert Porter: 1938, 1939
  • Keilisch, E.: 1932, 1933, 1939
  • Kellor, Francis, Immigrant in America Competition: 1915
  • Kinney, Troy: 1916
  • Kittredge, Elizabeth: 1928
  • Kleimert (?), Herminie G.: 1936
  • Knoedler's: 1915-1917
  • Kraushaar, C. W.: 1916, 1918
  • Kuehue, Max: 1929
  • Kuhn, Loeb, and Co.: 1916
  • Kurz, Walter: 1934

L

  • Lane, Charles J.: 1928
  • Lamadrid, J. M.: 1915
  • Lanier, Harriet: 1916, 1918
  • Lanier, J. F. D.: 1917
  • Lawson, Ernest: 1917
  • Lazo, Mario: 1931
  • Leavitt, Charles Wellford: 1919
  • Lee, Arthur: 1907, 1912
  • Levy, Florence: 1917
  • Lewisohn, Alice: 1919-1920
  • Lewis and Valentine Co.: 1919
  • Lyons, Phil: 1916
  • Lydig, Mrs. Philip (Rita): 1917
  • Lusitania Peace Memorial Committee: 1934
  • Lupi, Conte Riccard Muccioli: 1940

M

  • Macbeth, Robert: 1918
  • Macbeth, William: 1915
  • Mackin, A. Elizabeth: 1915
  • MacMonnies, Frederick: 1916, 1917
  • McAdams, Edgar: 1907, circa 1915
  • McBride, Henry: 1916
  • McLane, Laura V.: 1916
  • McLaughlin, Ann: 1941
  • Manning, John: 1915
  • Manship, Paul: 1916, 1917
  • Maule, M. F.: 1907, 1916, 1919, 1920
  • Meliodon, J. A.: 1922
  • Merriam, F. L., McKim, Mead and White: 1902
  • Merton, Mr. and Mrs. Owen: 1916
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1916, 1920, 1936, 1941
  • Miller, Flora Whitney: 1907, 1910-1915, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1923, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1931-1936, 1939, 1940, 1942, undated
  • Miller, G. MacCulloch: 1931, 1933
  • Minazzoli, Eddie: 1916-1919, 1927, 1932, 1933
  • Moffat, Curtis: 1923
  • Moffat, John: 1917
  • Moore, Charles, Commission of Fine Arts: 1921
  • Moretti, G.: 1903
  • Morgan, Harjes and Co.: 1915, 1916
  • Morgan, Anne: 1915
  • Morgan, Lucie B.: 1903
  • Morgan, Matthew: 1916, 1917
  • Morley, Christopher: 1938
  • Morton, Lena: 1899
  • Municipal Art Society of New York: 1920
  • Musee Rodin: 1922
  • Muzzy, Alice: 1916

N

  • Nast Publications: 1920
  • National Academy of Design: 1916, 1942
  • National Arts Club: 1916, 1919, 1920
  • National Sculpture Society: 1915, 1916, 1928, 1929
  • Nazimova, Madame Alla: 1935
  • New Jersey College for Women: 1934
  • Newlin, Lillian Washburn: 1918
  • Newport Social Index: 1919
  • Newton, F. Maurice: 1912
  • New York World's Fair Committee: 1938, 1939
  • New York Zoological Society: 1940
  • Nicholas and Parker: 1934
  • Nijinsky, Romola: 1925
  • Noland, Charlotte H. (Foxcroft School), 1917, 1919, 1920
  • North, Ernest Dressel: 1920
  • Norton, Eliot: 1916

O

  • O'Brien, May: 1934
  • O'Connor, Andrew: 1912, 1914, 1915, 1917
  • Odom, William M.: 1916
  • Osborn, A. Jewett: 1923
  • Osborn, Harry Fairfield (American Museum of Natural History): 1923, 1931, 1932
  • Osborn, Mrs. H. Fairfield: 1922
  • Osborn, Josephine: 1915
  • Ostermann, L. R.: 1940

P

  • Pach, Walter (Society of Independent Artists): 1917
  • Padilla, Alejandro: 1930
  • Page, William H.: 1935
  • Paget, Almeric: 1915-1917
  • Paget, Olivia (niece): 1917
  • Panama-Pacific International Exposition (John Dunlap): 1914-1916
  • Parrish, Maxfield: 1916-1918
  • Paterson, Robert: 1915
  • Peabody, Frederick (Groton School): 1914
  • Pennington, Harper: 1907
  • Pepper, George Wharton: 1935-1937, undated
  • Perrin, Ernest: 1916
  • Persian Art Gallery: 1920
  • Peyre (?), Ch. Raphael: 1911, 1920
  • Pflum, Harry Doane: 1934, 1935
  • Pietro, S. C. (see also Friend of the Young Artists): 1915-1917
  • Pirazzini, Francesco: 1919
  • Poe, Edgar Allen Jr.: 1916
  • Pope, John Russell: 1923
  • Powell, Edith: 1916, 1917
  • Powers, Florence: 1934
  • Prevot, Madame L.: 1916
  • Price, Elizabeth: 1926
  • Proskauer, Joseph: 1935
  • Pulitzer, Mrs. Ralph: 1916, 1917

R

  • Raillon, Firmin: 1911
  • Ramon, Rafael: 1911, 1912, 1915-1919
  • Ranken, William: 1916, 1933, undated
  • Read, Helen Appleton: 1936
  • Red Cross War Council: 1918
  • Regan, Thomas: 1914, 1917-1920, 1931-1933, 1935, 1937, 1940
  • Reich and Burger: 1920
  • Reid, Elizabeth Mills: 1919
  • Renard, Emile: 1916
  • Richards, C. and A.: 1928
  • Richards, John: 1916
  • Rieser, Alan: 1938
  • Ridgway, Thomas: 1920
  • Ridgeway, T.: 1934
  • Riggs, Kate Douglas: 1915-1917
  • Roberts, Casey: 1934
  • Rodin, Auguste: 1911
  • Rollins, Leighton (The Rollins Studio, Inc.): 1941
  • Roman Bronze Works: 1936
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor: 1935
  • Roosevelt, Quentin: 1916
  • Roosevelt, Theodore: 1916
  • Root, Elihu: 1917
  • Roper, Louise Gordon: 1916
  • Rosales, E.: 1911
  • Roth, Frederick: 1915-1917
  • Royce, Mrs. J.: 1934
  • Russell, Morgan: 1910, 1915-1917, 1921
  • Russell Sage College: 1940
  • Rutgers University: 1934

S

  • St. Denis, Ruth: 1909, 1910, 1916, 1919
  • Saint-Gaudens, Augustus: 1907
  • Saint-Gaudens, Homer: 1907, 1935
  • Salvatore, Victor: 1915, 1916
  • Sands, Robert C.: 1914-1917, 1919
  • Sanford, Edward Field Jr.: 1916
  • San Francisco Art Association: 1916-1918
  • Savage, Bernard: 1916
  • Scudder, Janet: 1916, 1918, 1919
  • Severn, Elizabeth: 1916
  • Sharkey, Alice: 1940
  • Shattuck, Howard F.: 1911
  • Shear-Sullivan, Edith: 1919
  • Shepherd, William E.: 1935
  • Shinn, Mrs. F. A.: 1915
  • Siedentop, John: 1936
  • Sittenham, Fred: 1931
  • Sloan, Adele Burden: 1899, 1911, 1916, 1919, 1920, 1923, 1926, 1932, 1934, 1938, undated
  • Sloan, John: 1916, 1923, 1942
  • Snedicor, Dorothy: 1920
  • Snyder, Ethel Fairmont: 1920
  • Society of Beaux-Arts Architects (see also Lloyd Warren): 1911, 1915, 1918
  • Society of Independent Artists, Inc. (Walter Pach and John Covert): 1916, 1917
  • Soldwedel, Frederick: 1916-1919, 1935
  • Sorchan, Victor: 1917
  • Stackpole, William: 1907, 1910, 1914
  • Standard Oil Co.: 1902
  • Stark, Leslie: 1919
  • Starr, Theodore B.: 1916
  • Steffens, Lincoln: 1934
  • Steil, Mildred: 1938
  • Sterner, Marie: 1916
  • Stevens, Ada B.: 1931, 1933-1935
  • Stewart, Anna Lambert: 1920
  • Stout, Ethel Dominick: 1916
  • Straight, Dorothy Whitney: 1905, 1916
  • Straithmore, Muriel: 1915
  • Strindberg, Mrs. August: 1916
  • Szechezni, Gladys Vanderbilt (sister): 1898, 1903, 1907, 1911, 1913-1916, 1924, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1939-1941, undated
  • Szechezni, Lazlo: 1907, 1934

T

  • Tagliapietra, Mrs. Townsend: 1915
  • Taylor, H. H. (Country Life in America): 1915
  • Tiffany, Jeannie: 1919
  • Tiffany and Co.: 1920
  • Tintorer, Gonzalo: 1916
  • Toledo Art Museum: 1917, 1918
  • Tollefson, Mary: 1941
  • Tower, Roderick (son-in-law): 1925, 1927, 1934
  • The Town Hall, Inc.: 1939
  • Tracey, Thomas F.: 1938
  • Turnbull, Ramsey: 1911, 1912
  • Twombly, Ruth: 1915, 1917, 1920

V

  • Van der Weyde, N. M.: 1915-1916
  • Vanderbilt, Alfred (brother): 1899
  • Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne (mother): 1898, 1900-1903, 1905-1907, 1911-1914, 1919, 1920, 1930, 1931, undated
  • Vanderbilt, Cornelius "Neily" Jr. (brother): 1896, 1903, 1919, 1935, 1939
  • Vanderbilt, Gladys (see Szechezni, Gladys Vanderbilt)
  • Vanderbilt, Gloria (niece): 1932, 1934, 1936-1940
  • Vanderbilt, Gloria Morgan: 1925, 1934, 1935
  • Vanderbilt, Grace: 1919
  • Vanderbilt, Mrs. William K.: 1915, 1917, 1919
  • Viers, Eva: 1919
  • Virdone, Paul: 1938
  • von Rottenthal, Baroness M.: 1915, 1916, 1917

W

  • Wainwright, Virginia: 1919
  • Waite, Mary E.: 1919
  • Walker, Stuart: 1916
  • Walsh, Eleanor: 1935
  • War Trade Board: 1918
  • Ward, de W. C.: 1907
  • Ward, de Witt: 1931
  • Ward, Winifred: 1915-1917
  • Warren, Katherine: 1937
  • Warren, Lloyd (see also Society of Beaux-Arts Architects): 1909, 1910, 1911, 1915-1918
  • Warren, Mr. and Mrs. Whitney: 1915, 1916, 1923
  • Watriss, Frederick: 1917
  • Watson, Forbes: 1924, 1931, 1936
  • Watts, Diana: 1914, 1915, 1917
  • Webb, Electra: 1919
  • Webster, Mrs. Valentine: 1916
  • Weil, Pauline: 1916
  • Werner, Charlotte: 1916, 1917
  • Wharton, Edith: 1918
  • Whitehouse, Worthington: 1918
  • Whittemore, W. G.: 1935
  • Whitney, Barbara (daughter): 1907, 1910, 1912-1915, 1919-1922, 1927, 1928, 1934, 1935, 1941
  • Whitney, Cornelius "Sonny" (son): 1907, 1910-1912, 1914, 1915, 1917-1924, 1933, 1940, 1941, undated
  • Whitney, Courtney: 1918
  • Whitney, Dorothy (see Straight, Dorothy Whitney)
  • Whitney, Harry Payne (husband): 1898-1900, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1915-1918, 1922, 1924, 1925
  • Whitney, Helen Hay: 1908, 1911, 1915, 1920, 1921
  • Whitney, Mrs. Payne: 1915
  • Whitney, Payne: 1911, 1920
  • Whitney, William C. (father-in-law): 1900, 1901
  • Wiley, Louis (The New York Times): 1926, 1928
  • Williamson, J. Maynard Jr.: 1916
  • Winthrop, H. R.: 1919
  • Winsor, Annie (see Allen, Annie Winsor)
  • Wood, George C.: 1914
  • Woodruff, Helen: 1916, 1919, 1920, 1923
  • Wolcott, Frances: 1920
  • Worden, Mrs. Wilbertine T.: 1915

Y

  • Young, Helen May: 1934
  • Young, J. W.: 1916, 1927-1929

Z

  • Zabriskie, Louise G.: 1939

Index B: List of Correspondents from Series 6

A

  • Aerial League of America
  • Air Service Memorial Fund
  • Alliance Francais
  • Allied Theatrical and Motion Picture Team
  • Alsace-Lorraine Society of America
  • American Artists Mutual Aid Association
  • American Bible Society
  • American Committee for Relief for Devestated France in the Near East
  • American Defense Society, Inc.
  • American Flying Club
  • American Free Milk and Relief for Italy, Inc.
  • American Forestry Association
  • American Friends of Musicians in France
  • American Fund for French Wounded
  • American Hospital in Nice, France
  • American Institute of Social Science
  • America International College
  • American Legion
  • American National Committee for Relief of Refugees in Russia
  • American Poets' Ambulances in Italy
  • American Red Plus
  • American Red Star Animal Relief
  • American Women's Hospitals in Europe
  • American Women's Magazine
  • Americanization Committee; New York State Woman Suffrage Party
  • America's Tribute to Britain
  • Art War Relief
  • Association for the Alleviation for the Condition of Orphan Children
  • Association to Promote Proper Housing for Girls

B

  • Babies Hospital of the City of New York
  • Babies' Welfare Association
  • Belgian Military Committee
  • Belgian Scholarship Committee
  • Bide-A-Wee Home, Association Inc.
  • Big Sisters, Inc.
  • Bird Club of Long Island
  • Blind and Crippled Relief Fund for American Soldiers and Sailors
  • Blind Men's Improvement Club of New York
  • Boy Scouts of American
  • Brearly League
  • British American Relief Association
  • British Canadian Recruiting Mission
  • British Canadian Patriotic Fund
  • British Great War Veterans of America, Inc.
  • British Pictorial Service
  • British War Relief Association, Inc.

C

  • Camp Fire Girls
  • Camp Merritt Fund
  • Camp Upton Community Hall
  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • Catherine Breshkovsky Russian Relief Fund
  • Chalif Normal School of Dancing
  • Child Health Organization
  • Children on the Frontier (French-American)
  • Children's Hospitals of Luke
  • Citizens Union of the City of New York
  • City Club
  • City History Club
  • Civic Forum
  • Clear Pool Camp
  • Colony Club Ambulance Fund
  • Committee for Men Blinded in Battle
  • Committee for Relief in the Near East
  • Committee of Mercy
  • Committee on Colonial and National Art, Archaeological Institute of America
  • Committee on the Military Ball
  • Committee to Secure Rank for Nurses
  • Community Playhouse, Newport
  • Converence Committee on National Preparedness
  • Conference of Charities and Correction
  • Convalescent Relief Division, Bellvue Hospital

D

  • Diocoesan Missionary and Church Extension Society
  • Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society
  • Dover Patrol Fund
  • Duryea War Relief

E

  • East Side House Settlement
  • Educational Dramatic League
  • Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania

F

  • Federal Board for Vocational Education
  • Federation of Associations for Cripples
  • Free Milk for France
  • Freedom, Inc.
  • French Bureau
  • French Heroes Fund, including Lafayette Memorial Fund, Inc.
  • French Institute in the United States
  • French Tuberculous War Victims Fund
  • French War Emergency Fund
  • Friends of France
  • Friends of National Bible Institute
  • French Sailors Relief Committee
  • Fund to Aid the Devastated Villages in France

G

  • Garnett Fresh Air Home
  • General Committee on Army and Navy Chaplains
  • General Wartime Commission of the Church
  • Girl Scouts, Manhattan Council
  • Greater New York Philanthropic Society

H

  • Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America
  • Henry Street Settlement
  • Hero Land (Allied Bazaar), under the auspices of League of Allies
  • Historical Society of Nantucket, MA
  • Historical Society of Newport, RI
  • Home for Convalescent Babies
  • Home for the Aged
  • Hospital and House of Rest for Consumptives
  • Hospital Under the Three Flags
  • Humanitarian Duct and Magazine

I

  • Indian Rights Association
  • Institute of Applied Christianity
  • Italian War Relief Fund of America
  • Italy America Society

J

  • Joffre Tribute Committee
  • Junior American Guard
  • Junior Homeprojects Works
  • Junior League
  • Junior Patriots of America

K

  • Kings College Hospital
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Kowaiga School for Colored Youth

L

  • Ladies Kennel Association
  • Lady Beatty's War Relief Fund
  • Laying-in-a-Hospital
  • League for the Presentation for American Independence
  • League of the Allies
  • League of Catholics
  • League of Foreign Born Citizens
  • League of Nations
  • League to Enforce Peace
  • Le Salon
  • Liberty Film Committee
  • Liberty Loan Committee, 3rd, 4th, Fine Arts Liberty Loan Committee, Women's Liberty Loan Committee

M

  • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
  • Manhattan Maternity and Dispensary
  • Maternity Center Association
  • Mayor's Committee of Women on National Defence
  • Militia of Mercy
  • Museum of French Art
  • Musicians Fund, Union Trust
  • Music School Settlement

N

  • Nassau County Association, Inc.
  • Nassau Hospital Association
  • National Aeronautic Committee
  • Natoinal Allied Relief Committee
  • National Arts Club
  • National Association of Audobon Society
  • National Bible Institute
  • National Child Welfare Association, Inc.
  • National Committee on Prisons and Prison Labor
  • National Council of Women (National Liberty Sing)
  • National Emergency Relief Society
  • National Historical Society
  • National Institute of Social Services
  • National Kindergarten Association
  • National League of Women's Service
  • National Patriotic Song Committee
  • National Phonograph-Records Recruiting Corp.
  • Navy League of the United States
  • Navy Relief Society
  • Neighborhood Association
  • Neighborhood Playhouse
  • Neighbors League of America
  • Netherlands Symphony Orchestra of New York
  • New York Anti-Vivisection Society
  • New York Association for the Blind
  • New York Bible Society
  • New York Committee of After Care of Infantile Paralysis Cases
  • New York Committee of the American Committee for Devastated France
  • New York Dispensary
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • New York Kindergarten Association
  • New York Medical College and Hospital for Women
  • New York Nursery and Child's Hospital
  • New York Orthopaedic Dispensary and Hospital
  • New York Probation and Protective Association
  • New York Society for the Relief of the Ruptured and Crippled
  • New York Special Aid Society
  • New York Zoological Society

O

  • Orphan's Automobile Day Association of New York, Inc.
  • Open Stair Dwelling Co.
  • Our Dumb Friends League
  • Our Sacred Duty League

P

  • Park Fetes
  • Park Hospital and Training School
  • People's Institute
  • People's of America Society
  • People's University Extension Society of New York
  • Permanent Blind Relief War Fund for Soldiers and Sailors
  • Pilgrim Tercentenary Memorial Fund
  • Piper's Club
  • Playground and Recreation Association of America
  • Polish Victims Relief Fund
  • Presbyterian Hospital
  • Prison Assocation of New York
  • Professional Classes War Relief of America
  • Professional Women's League
  • Prospect Hill Day Nursery
  • Protestant Episcopal Church

R

  • Red Cross Christmas Seal Campaign
  • Red Cross Roll Call
  • Red Cross Shop
  • Refugees in Russia
  • Refugees Relief Fund
  • Relief Committee for Greeks of Asia Minor
  • Relief Fund for the Families of French Soldiers
  • Richmond Hill House
  • Riggs School, Inc.
  • Rocky Mountain Club of New York
  • Rose Sidgwick Memorial Fund
  • Ross Studios, Home Making and Motherhood Training
  • Roumanian Relief Committee of America
  • Russian Balalaika Orchestra
  • Russian Charity Society

S

  • Saint Ambrose Community Center
  • Saint Andrew's Convalescent Hospital
  • Saint Andrew's Hospital Coffee Stand Society
  • Saint Bartholomew's Church
  • Saint John's Guild
  • Saint Joseph's Convent and School
  • Saint Luke's Home for Aged Gentlewomen
  • Saint Luke's Hospital
  • Saint Mark's Hospital of New York City
  • Saint Mary's Free Hospital for Children
  • Salvation Army, War Work Campaign
  • School of Mothercraft War Service
  • Seamen's Church Institute
  • Secours Franco-American
  • Secours National
  • Serbian Aid Fund
  • Serbian Relief Commission of America
  • Seward Park Rehabilitation Center
  • Sheltering Arms
  • Sick Children's Transfer Society
  • Smith College Club
  • Snow Hill Normal and Industrial Institute
  • Society for Italian Women
  • Society for Relief of Destitute Blind
  • Society of American Singles
  • Society of Lying-in-a-Hospital
  • Society of the Friends of Music
  • Society of the New York Hospital
  • Stage Society
  • State Charities Aid Association
  • State Commission of Prisons in New York
  • Stony Wold Sanitarium Corp.
  • Sunshine Settlement, Inc.
  • Sun Tobacco Fund

T

  • Tank Corps League
  • Tenement House Committee
  • Traveler's Aid Society
  • Tribune Fresh Air Fund
  • Trinity Church

U

  • Union des Arts
  • Union Settlement
  • United Building Fund Campaign
  • United Committee on Christian Service for Relief in France and Belgium
  • United Committee on War Temperance Activities in the Army and Navy
  • United Hospital Fund
  • United Neighborhood Houses of New York
  • United Settlement Committee of Association of Neighborhood Workers
  • United States Food Administration
  • United States Junior Naval Reserve
  • United States Naval Forces Operation in European Waters
  • United War Work Campaign

V

  • Vacation Association, Inc.
  • Valentine's Manual of Old New York
  • Vassar College
  • Visiting Nurse Service
  • Vocational Committee of the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association
  • Voluntary Parenthood League
  • Volunteer Hospital
  • Volunteers of American, Volunteer Fresh Air and Outing Work

W

  • Wadsworth-Upton Tobacco Fund
  • War Department Commission on Training Camp Activities
  • War Industries Board
  • War Savings Metal Market
  • West Side Day Nursery
  • Woman's American Supply League
  • Woman's Auxiliary for Navy Recruiting, Inc.
  • Woman's Auxiliary of the French Hospital
  • Woman's Land Army of American, Inc.
  • Woman's Municipal League of New York
  • Woman's Naval Service, Inc.
  • Woman's Practical Law Association
  • Woman's Prison Association
  • Woman's Roosevelt Memorial Association
  • Woman's Section of the Navy League of the United States
  • Woman's League for Animals and Free Hospital
  • Women's National Committee
  • Woodcroft League of America
  • World's Talent Foundation
  • World's War Biographical Society
  • Worker's Bureau

Y

  • Yale University Glee, Banic and Mandolin Clubs
  • Yorkville Neighborhood Association
  • Yorkville Protective League Committee
  • YMCA, War Work Funds
  • YWCA, War Work Funds