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

New York art patron and sculptor, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942), was the eldest daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt, and founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Whitney was born January 9, 1875 in New York City, the. 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, artwork, printed material, two sound recordings, 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. Artwork consists of sketchbooks and sketches by Whitney (including sketches for sculptures) and artwork 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:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following index terms:

  • American Ambulance Field Hospital (Juilly, France)
  • Cushing, Howard Gardiner, 1869-1916
  • De Meyer, Adolf, Baron, 1868-1949
  • Greenwich House . (New York, N.Y.)
  • Miller, Flora Whitney
  • Strelecki, Jean de, count
  • Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960
  • Whitney Museum of American Art.
  • Whitney Studio Club
  • Whitney, Harry Payne, 1872-1930
  • Art patrons--New York (State)--New York
  • Blueprints
  • Diaries
  • Interviews
  • Lithographs
  • Philanthropists--New York (State)--New York
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sculptors--New York (State)--New York--Interviews
  • Sketchbooks
  • Sketches
  • Women artists
  • World War, 1914-1918--Hospitals--France

Provenance

The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers were donated in 1981 and 1991 by Whitney's granddaughter, Flora Miller Irving.

Separated and Related Materials

Related material found in the Archives includes Research Material on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney compiled by Flora Miller Irving 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

Large portions of the papers were microfilmed separately and previously available on reels 2288-2289, 2356-2375, 4861, NWH4, and N587-N591; these reels are no longer in circulation. Some of the the collection was also lent for microfilming at an earlier date and cataloged as a separate collection; this material was later donated. All portions, including the earliest loaned materials, were merged, arranged and described by Jennifer Meehan in 2006, with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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.

In preparation for scanning, Series 2 was rearranged using an alphabetical arrangement to facilitate online access. The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2012-2013, also with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives? Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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

The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2012 and 2013 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.

Materials which have not been scanned include duplicates; cards and envelopes from condolence bouquets, extensive edited draft versions of manuscripts; some news clippings; the full text of publications (in many cases covers, title pages and relevant pages of publications have been scanned); some large format material such as blueprints; some photographs of works of art; negatives; blank versos of photographs; and photographs with permission restrictions.

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
2.5 Linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 33-34, OV 42

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), official 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, two sound recordings of interviews on two sound discs, 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.

The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of some clippings and printed miscellany; the bulk of A Handbook of Anatomy for Art Students (Whitney's enclosed sketches and notes have been scanned); and clippings relating to the Gloria Vanderbilt custody case.

Files are arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder
1 1-3 Address and Telephone Books, undated
1 4 Affidavit Regarding Taxes on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Estate, 1943
1 Auction Catalogs
1 5 The Private Collection of Mrs. W. B. Force, 1931
1 6 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Estate, 1942
1 7 Awards and Honorary Degrees, 1924-1941
Oversized material housed in Box 33 and OV 42
1 8 Biographical Sketches (WMAA file), 1917-1947
1 9 Biographical Writings on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, undated
1 Committee Files
1 10 National Hughes Campaign, 1916
1 11-13 Victory Hall Association, 1920
1 14 New York World's Fair, World's Fair Five Corporation, 1935-1940
1 15 Cut-outs of Famous People on Cardboard, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 42
1 Financial Material
1 16 Morgan, Harjes, and Co. Statements, 1915-1918
1 17 Cancelled Checks, 1898-1900
1 18 Checkbooks, 1902-1903
1 19 Checkbooks, 1908-1909
1 20 Checkbooks, 1911-1912
1 21 Checkbooks, 1914-1918
1 22 Checkbooks, 1916-1917
1 23 Checkbooks, 1907, 1918
1 24 Checkbooks, 1919-1920
1 25 Checkbooks, 1920-1928
1 26 Checkbooks, 1926-1940
Box Folder
2 1-6 Receipts, 1911-1940
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, undated
2 9 Gift to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute, 1975
2 10 Girls Club, Book (empty) and Rules, 1893
2 11-13 Gloria Vanderbilt Custody Case, 1933-1937
2 14 Gloria Vanderbilt Custody Case, Clippings, 1934-1941
2 15 A Handbook of Anatomy for Art Students (sketches and notes enclosed), 1896
Oversized material housed in Box 33
2 Interviews
2 16 "Revising City Charter," W. H. N. Station, 1935 December 28
1 Sound disc (vinyl)
Oversized material housed in Box 34
2 17 General Motors Program (transcript), 1940 April 6
2 18 "Hour of Charm," W. E. A. F. Station, 1940 April 7
1 Sound disc (vinyl)
Oversized material housed in Box 34
2 19 Last Will and Testament (draft), 1910
2 20 Last Will and Testament of Harry Payne Whitney, 1929
2 21 Last Will and Testament of Alice G. Vanderbilt, 1934
2 22 Letter of Introduction for Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney (from Alice G. Vanderbilt to Augustus Saint-Gaudens), circa 1900
2 23 List of Books Owned by Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1890
2 24 List of Works and Sketch of Sculpture, undated
2 25 Notes, 1900-1925
2 26 Paper Doll Book, circa 1890s
2 27 Passport, 1937
2 28 Poem Written for Gertrude Vanderbilt While Aboard Etruria (author unknown), 1889
2 29 "Pourquoi Aimer?" by [Harry] McVickar, 1895
2 30-32 Printed and Other Miscellany, 1910-1939
2 33 Report Cards for Barbara Whitney, 1916-1920
2 34 School Reports, 1889-1892
2 35-40 School Work, 1889-1894
Box Folder
3 1 Scrapbook on Eleanore Duse, 1923-1924
3 2 Sign, "In Memory of Harry Payne Whitney," 1930
Oversized material housed in OV 42
3 3 Steamship Trips, Sailing and Passenger Lists, 1888-1901
3 4 Telephone Message, Empty Envelopes, and Other Material, undated
3 5-8 Volumes of Transcribed Poetry, 1895, undated
Box
33 Oversize, Awards and Honorary Degrees scanned with Box 1, Folder 7, 1924-1941
33 Oversize, A Handbook of Anatomy for Art Students (sketches and notes enclosed) scanned with Box 2, Folder 15, 1896
Box
34 Oversize, Interviews, "Revising City Charter," W. H. N. Station (sound recording) from Box 2, Folder 16, 1935 December 28
34 Oversize, Interviews, "Hour of Charm," W. E. A. F. Station (sound recording) from Box 2, Folder 18, 1940 April 7
Box
OV 42 Oversize, Awards and Honorary Degrees scanned with Box 1, Folder 7, 1924-1941
OV 42 Oversize, Cut-outs of Famous People on Cardboard scanned with Box 1, Folder 15, undated
OV 42 Oversize, Sign, "In Memory of Harry Payne Whitney," scanned with Box 3, Folder 2, 1930

Series 2: Correspondence, 1889-1949, 1959
6 Linear feet; Boxes 3-9

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.

Series has been scanned in its entirety with the exception of cards and envelopes from condolence bouquets.

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.

Series has been scanned in entirety.

Correspondence in this series is typically arranged according to correspondent or recipient.

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
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
3 37 To Harry Payne Whitney from Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1896
3 38 Letters regarding Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr.'s Engagement, 1895-1896
3 39-40 Letters to Gertrude Vanderbilt on Her Engagement, 1896
Box Folder
4 1 Letters to Harry Payne Whitney on His Engagement, 1896

2.2: Later Family Correspondence, 1896-1942

Correspondence found here is between Whitney and family members and dates from after her marriage until her death in 1942. Correspondents include her husband, mother, sister, children, and various nieces and nephews, primarily in the form of incoming letters, in addition to scattered drafts of outgoing letters in Whitney's hand.

This series has been scanned in entirety.

Box Folder
4 2 Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews, 1930s-circa 1942
4 3 Vanderbilt, Alfred, 1896-1898
4 4 Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1896
4 5 Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1898
4 6 Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1900
4 7 Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1901-1903
4 8 Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1905
4 9 Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1906
4 10 Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1907
4 11 Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1911
4 12 Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1914-1920
4 13 Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1930-1935
4 14 Vanderbilt, Catherine, circa 1940-1941
4 15 Vanderbilt, Cornelius II, 1896, 1898
4 16 Vanderbilt, Cornelius III (Neily), circa 1890s-1942
4 17 Vanderbilt, Reginald Claypoole, 1896
4 18 Vanderbilt Szechenyi, Gladys, 1896-1907
4 19 Vanderbilt Szechenyi, Gladys, 1911-1916
4 20 Vanderbilt Szechenyi, Gladys, and Szechenyi, Lasili, 1924, 1930-1934
4 21 Vanderbilt Szechenyi, Gladys, 1935
4 22 Vanderbilt Szechenyi, Gladys, 1936-1941
4 23 Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1925-1934
4 24 Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1935-1938
4 25 Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1939
4 26 Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1940
4 27 Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1941
4 28 Vanderbilt, Mrs. W. K., Jr. (Virginia aka Birdie), 1915-1919
4 29 Whitney, Barbara, 1907-1921
4 30 Whitney, Barbara Henry and Barklie Henry, 1922-1942
4 31 Whitney, Cornelius (Sonny), 1907-circa 1918
4 32 Whitney, Cornelius (Sonny), 1919-1941
4 33 Whitney, Flora, 1906-1911
4 34 Whitney, Flora, 1912
4 35 Whitney, Flora, 1913-1914
4 36 Whitney, Flora, 1914
4 37 Whitney, Flora, 1915
4 38 Whitney, Flora, and Roderick Tower, 1917-1927
4 39 Whitney, Flora, 1928-1942
4 40 Whitney, Harry Payne, 1898-1912
Box Folder
5 1 Whitney, Harry Payne, 1915-1918
5 2 Whitney, Harry Payne, 1919-1925
5 3 Whitney, Harry Payne, 1926-1930
5 4 Whitney, Helen Hay, 1908-1930
5 5 Whitney, William C., 1896-1901
5 6 Miscellaneous Family Correspondence, circa 1890s-1920s

2.3: General Correspondence, 1896-1942

This series consists of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's personal and professional correspondence dating from 1896 to her death in 1942. Correspondence includes mostly incoming letters, in addition to some carbon copies of outgoing correspondence and scattered drafts of outgoing letters in Whitney's hand. Correspondents include friends, lovers, artists, architects, designers, art organizations, museums and galleries, relief and philanthropic organizations, writers, publishers, and others. While family letters are found primarily in Series 2.1. and Series 2.2., this series does include letters of condolence upon the deaths of William C. Whitney (received by Harry Payne Whitney), Harry Payne Whitney (including some received by Flora Whitney Miller), and Alice G. Vanderbilt.

Correspondence concerns personal mattters; 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; and awards and honorary degrees received by Whitney.

Beginning in the early 1910s, material consists 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.

Chronologically arranged folders marked "Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents" found toward the end of the series, contain a combination of letters on which the signature is absent or illegible, and hand-written notes and drafts in Whitney's hand to unidentified recipients.

This series has been scanned in entirety, with the exception of cards and envelopes from condolence bouquets.

Although initially arranged chronologically, correspondence has been rearranged alphabetically by name of correspondent or subject, in order to facilitate access. Generally correspondents from whom there are 5 or more letters have been given a named folder; all other correspondents are filed in folders marked "Miscellaneous" at the end of the appropriate letter group.

Box Folder
5 7 Alexander, Grace, 1917
5 8 Allen, Annie (nee Winsor), 1896-1903
5 9 Allen, Frederick H., 1916, 1932-1934
5 10 Alley Festa, 1917
5 11 American Federation of Arts, 1916-1936
5 12 American Museum of Natural History (inc. Whitney Wing), 1923-1940
5 13 American Red Cross, 1917-1923, 1941
5 14 Anderson, Hendrik Christian, 1900-1938
5 15 Appleton, J. W., 1903-1935
5 16 Art Alliance of America, 1917-1918
5 17 A, First Names Only, 1910, 1940
5 18 A, Miscellaneous: A.-Am, circa 1900-1940s
5 19 A, Miscellaneous: An-Av, circa 1900-1940s
5 20 Beach, Chester and Eleanor, 1915-1917
5 21 Beaux, Cecilia, 1915-1917
5 22 Bird, May, 1915-1917
5 23 Bodley, Ronnie V. C., 1941-1942
5 24 Brearley School, 1917-1920
5 25 Brentano's, 1915-1917
5 26 Burden, Adele, 1896-circa 1934
5 27 B, Miscellaneous: B.-Ba, circa 1900-1930s
5 28 B, Miscellaneous: Be, circa 1900-1930s
5 29 B, Miscellaneous: Bi-Bo, 1890s-1930s
5 30 B, Miscellaneous: Br-Bu, circa 1900-1930s
5 31 C. & A. Richards, 1928
5 32 C., P., circa 1911-1942
5 33 Carnegie Institute, 1918-1919, 1935
5 34 Carroll, Philip, 1911-1917
5 35 Carroll, Philip, 1918-1919, 1930
5 36 Chalfin, Paul, 1911-1917, 1942
5 37 Chamberlain, George Agnew, 1931-1941
5 38 Chanler, Robert, 1915-1927
5 39 Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915-1916
5 40 Chateau de la Boulaye-Occupancy by German Forces, 1940
5 41 Clayton, Paul, circa 1927
5 42 Colony Club, 1915-1919
5 43 Committee for Immigrants in America, 1915
5 44 Competition in Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting, 1914-1915
5 45 Cottonet, R. L., and F. M., 1896-1934
5 46 Coward McCann Inc., 1932-1940
5 47 Crocker, Frank L., 1931-1941
5 48 Crocker, Frank L., re: Estate of Harry Payne Whitney, 1931-1932
5 49 Crowninshield, Frank, 1915-1920
5 50 Curtis, Marjorie, 1916
5 51 Cushing, Howard, 1902-circa 1912
5 52 C, First Names Only, circa 1920s, 1937
5 53 C, Miscellaneous: C.-Ca, circa 1890s-circa 1930s
Includes 2 letters from Alexander Calder
5 54 C, Miscellaneous: Ce-Cl, circa 1900s-1930s
5 55 C, Miscellaneous: Co-Cu, circa 1900-circa 1942
5 56 Davidson, Jo and Florence, circa 1919-circa 1942
5 57 Delano & Aldrich, 1915-1919
5 58 De Strelecki, J., 1916-1919
5 59 Draper, Charles, 1907-1939
5 60 Duell, Charles, 1912
Box Folder
6 1 D, First Names Only, circa 1900-1930s
6 2 D, Miscellaneous: Da, circa 1900-circa 1942
Includes letter from Arthur B. Davies
6 3 D, Miscellaneous: De, circa 1900-circa 1942
6 4 D, Miscellaneous: Dh-Do, circa 1890s-1930s
6 5 D, Miscellaneous: Dr-Dw, circa 1890s-1930s
6 6 Earl, Maud, 1916-1917
6 7 Elliott, Maud Howe, 1916-1922
6 8 Elwood, Philip H., Jr., 1916-1917
6 9 E, First Names Only, 1890s-1920s
6 10 E, Miscellaneous, circa 1910-1920s
6 11 Fairmount Park Art Association, 1933
6 12 Favai, Gennaro and Maria, 1915-1919
6 13 Ferris, Hugh, 1931-1932
6 14 Fleck, Harry T., 1916-1917
6 15 Force, Juliana, circa 1911-1941
6 16 Frazier, Julia (Mrs. Kenneth Frazier), 1916-1917
6 17 French, Daniel C., 1907, 1916
6 18 Friends of the Young Artists, 1916-1917
6 19 Friends of the Young Artists, 1917
6 20 F, Miscellaneous, circa 1900-1930s
6 21 Gerry, Mabel, 1896, 1911-1930
6 22 Gibson, Charles, 1916-1917
6 23 Gillies, John Wallace, 1915-1916
6 24 Givenwilson, Irene, 1914-1918
6 25 Gregory, Elizabeth, 1916-1917
6 26 Gregory, John, 1909-1919, 1930
6 27 Groth, Catherine (Lee), 1916-1917
6 28 Guardabassi, Francesco Mario, 1914-1942
6 29 G, First Names Only, 1930s-circa 1942
6 31 G, Miscellaneous: Gl-Gw, circa 1900-1930s
6 32 Hammond, Emily and John Henry, 1917-1918, 1930
6 33 Hammond, Natalie H., 1912-1918
6 34 Hartwell, John A. (Josh), 1931
6 35 Hartwell, John A. (Josh), 1932
6 36 Hartwell, John A. (Josh), circa 1934
6 37-38 Hartwell, John A. (Josh), 1935
6 39 Hartwell, John A. (Josh), 1936-1938
6 40 Hartwell, John A. (Josh), circa 1939-1941
6 41 Haseltine, Herbert, 1910-1936
6 42 Hav, 1927-1928
6 43 Hazard, Margaret Kellog, circa 1917-1920
6 44 Henri, Robert, 1916
6 45 Henry, Lucien, 1916
6 46 Hoffman, Malvina, 1915-1917
6 47 Hunt, Esther, 1896-1900
6 48 Hunter College of the City of New York, 1916-1917
6 49 H, Miscellaneous: H.-Has, circa 1900-circa 1942
6 50 H, Miscellaneous: Hat-Hi, circa 1900-circa 1942
6 51 H, Miscellaneous: Ho-Hy, circa 1900-circa 1942
6 52 Immigrant in America Poster Contest, 1915
6 53 I, First Names Only, 1936-1937
6 54 I, Miscellaneous, 1918-1923
6 55 J, First Names Only, circa 1915-1930s
6 56 J, Miscellaneous, circa 1900-1930s
6 57 K, First Names Only, 1908-1916
6 58 K, Miscellaneous: K.-Ki, circa 1900-1930s
6 59 K, Miscellaneous: Kl-Ku, circa 1900-1930s
Box Folder
7 1 Lanier, Harriet (Mrs. J.F.D.), 1916-1917
7 2 Lincoln National Bank, 1915-1920
7 3 List of Incoming Correspondence Kept by Irene Givenwilson (Gertrude V. Whitney's secretary), 1915-1918
7 4 Little Club, 1916
7 5 Lydig, Rita (Mrs. Philip), 1916-1917
7 6 L, First Names Only, 1896-1911, 1942
7 7 L, Miscellaneous: La-Le, circa 1900-circa 1942
7 8 L, Miscellaneous: Li-Ly, circa 1900-1930s
7 9 M. Knoedler & Co., 1915-1917
7 10 M. Knoedler & Co., Whitney Exhibition, 1936
7 11 Martin, Walton, 1915-1917
7 12 Maule, M. F., 1907
7 13 McAdams, Edgar, circa 1915
7 14 McLane, Laura, circa 1916
7 15 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916-1941
7 16 Minazzoli, Eddie, 1911-1932
7 17 Moffat, John, 1917-1920
7 18 Morgan, Laura, circa 1934-circa 1941
7 19 M, First Names Only, 1914-1934
7 20 M, Miscellaneous: Ma, circa 1900-circa 1942
7 21 M, Miscellaneous: Mc, circa 1900-1940
7 22 M, Miscellaneous: Me-Mo, 1890s-circa 1942
7 23 M, Miscellaneous: Mu, circa 1890s-circa 1942
7 24 National Arts Club, 1916-1920
7 25 National Sculpture Society, 1915-1929
7 26 New Jersey College for Women, 1934
7 27 New York World's Fair, 1935-1936
7 28 New York World's Fair, 1938-1939
7 29 Newport Art Association, 1915-1917
7 30 Newport Art Association, 1918-1940
7 31 Noland, Charlotte, 1916-1920
7 32 N, First Names Only, 1919
7 33 N, Miscellaneous, circa 1900-circa 1942
7 34 O, First Names Only, 1917
7 35 O, Miscellaneous, circa 1910-1930s
7 36 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915-1916
7 37 Parrish, Maxfield, 1916-1918
7 38-39 Pepper, George Wharton, 1935
7 40 Pepper, George Wharton, 1936
7 41 Pietro, S. C. (Friends of the Young Artists), 1915-1917
7 42 Pulitzer, Mrs. Ralph, 1916-1917
7 43 Purdy, W. Frank (The Gorham Co.), 1915-1919
7 44 P, First Names Only, 1935
7 45 P, Miscellaneous: Pa, circa 1910-1930s
7 46 P, Miscellaneous: Pe-Pf, circa 1910-1930s
7 47 P, Miscellaneous: Ph-Pu, circa 1910-1930s
7 48 Q, Miscellaneous, 1922, 1931
7 49 Ramon, Adolpho, 1915-1919
7 50 Ramon, Rafael, circa 1911-1916
7 51 Ranken, William, 1916
7 52 Regan, Thos. J., 1914-1920
7 53 Regan, Thos. J., 1931-1942
7 54 Roth, Frederick G. R., 1915-1917
7 55 Russell, Morgan, 1910-1930
7 56 R, Miscellaneous: Ra-Ri, circa 1910-1930s
7 57 R, Miscellaneous: Ro-Ru, circa 1900-1941
Includes a telegram from Auguste Rodin and a letters from Eleanor Roosevelt, Quentin Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt)
7 58 San Francisco Art Association, 1914-1918
Box Folder
8 1 Sands, Robert Cornell, 1915-1930
8 2 Sanger, Virginia (Mrs. Ralph), 1916-1920
8 3 School Art League, 1916-1917
8 4 Scott & Fowles, 1917-1918, 1930
8 5 Scudder, Janet, 1916-1919
8 6 Severn, Elizabeth, 1916
8 7 Society of Independent Artists, 1917
8 8 Soldwedel, Frederick A., 1916-1919
8 9 Sorchan, Charlotte (Mrs. Victor), 1917
8 10 Stackpole, William, 1907-1930
8 11 Stevens, Ada B., 1934-1935
8 12 Stewart, Lila, 1917
8 13 Studio, 1913
8 14 S, Miscellaneous: S.-Sa, circa 1900-1930s
Includes letter from Augustus Saint-Gaudens)
8 15 S, Miscellaneous: Sc-Sh, circa 1910-1930s
8 16 S, Miscellaneous: Si-So, 1896-1930s
Includes 2 letters from John Sloan)
8 17 S, Miscellaneous: Sp-Sw, circa 1900-1930s
8 18 Tiffany & Co., 1916-1920
8 19 Toledo Museum of Art, 1917-1918
8 20 T, First Names Only, 1917-1940
8 21 T, Miscellaneous, circa 1900-circa 1940s
8 22 U, Miscellaneous, 1917-1920
8 23 V, Miscellaneous, circa 1900-circa 1942
8 24 Ward, Winifred, 1915-1917
8 25 Warren, Lloyd, 1909-1918
8 26 Watson, Forbes, circa 1919-1936
8 27 Watts, Diana, 1915-1917
8 28 Weston, Mrs. C., 1917
8 29 Woodruff, Helen S. (Mrs. Lewis B.), 1916-1923
8 30 W, First Names Only (Bill/William), circa 1922-1930
8 31 W, Miscellaneous: W.-Wa, circa 1900-circa 1942
8 32 W, Miscellaneous: We-Wig, circa 1900-circa 1942
8 33 W, Miscellaneous: Wil-Wy, circa 1900-circa 1942
8 34 Young, J. W., 1927-1929
8 35 Y, First Names Only, 1931-circa 1934
8 36 Y, Miscellaneous, 1915-1934
8 37 Z, Miscellaneous, circa 1916-1939
8 38 Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, circa 1900-circa 1942
8 39 Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1896
8 40 Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1903
8 41 Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1907-1908
8 42 Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1910
8 43 Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1911
8 44 Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, circa 1912-1913
8 45 Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, circa 1914-1916
8 46 Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1917-1920
8 47 Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1920s
8 48 Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, Probably inc. Paul Clayton, 1927-1928
8 49 Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1931-1941
8 50-53 Letters of Condolence to Harry Payne Whitney Upon the Death of His Father (William C. Whitney), 1904
8 Letters of Condolence Upon the Death of Harry Payne Whitney
8 54 Letters, A-B, 1930
8 55 Letters, C-E, 1930
8 56 Letters, F-H, 1930
8 57 Letters, J-M, 1930
8 58 Letters, N-S, 1930
8 59 Letters, T-W, 1930
8 60 Letters, First Names Only, 1930
8 61 Letters, Illegible, Unknown, 1930
Box Folder
9 1 List of Flowers/Letters Received, 1930
9 2 Name Cards, 1930
9 3-4 Note Cards from Condolence Bouquets, 1930
9 5 Telegrams, 1930
9 Letters of Condolence to Flora Whitney Miller Upon the Death of Harry Payne Whitney
9 6 Letters, 1930
9 7 Telegrams, 1930
9 8 First Names Only/Illegible, 1930
9 Letters of Condolence Upon Death of Alice G. Vanderbilt
9 9 Letters, 1934
9 10 Telegrams, 1934
9 11 First Names Only/Illegible, 1934

2.4: 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.

This series has been scanned in entirety.

Box Folder
9 12-13 Letters of Condolence to Flora Whitney Miller Upon the Death of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1942
9 14 Letters of Condolence to Juliana Force Upon the Death of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1942
9 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Estate
9 15 Correspondence, 1942
9 16-17 Correspondence, 1943
9 18 Correspondence, 1944
9 Whitney Museum of American Art
9 19 Correspondence, 1942
9 20 Correspondence, 1943-1944
9 21 Flora Whitney Miller Correspondence Pertaining to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1947-1959

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

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.

Journals have been scanned in entirety.

Journals are arranged as two chronological 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.

Series has been scanned in entirety.

Personal journals are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
9 22 Journal, Crossing the Atlantic from Liverpool to New York, circa 1886
9 23 Journal (unbound), 1890 April 20-28
9 24 Journal, "Across the Atlantic,," 1890 May
9 25 Journal, Vol. I, 1890 May-September
9 26 Journal, Vol. II, 1890 September-December
9 27 Journal, Vol. IV, 1891 March-August
9 28 Album, "Confessions," 1891-1894
9 29 Diary, 1892-1893
9 30 Impression Book, "People I Meet," 1893-1894
9 31 Journal, "People," 1894
9 32 Diary, 1894-1895
9 33 Diary, Vol. II, 1895-1896
9 34 Diary, Engagement to Harry Payne Whitney, 1896 April-August
9 35 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
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

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.

Journals are scanned in entirety.

Journals are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
11 5 "Dinner Book, Vol. I," 1893-1895
11 6-7 "Invitations Accepted" (unbound), circa 1893-1895
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), before 1897
11 13 "Dinners," 1899
11 14 "House Parties," 1905-1907
11 15 "Dinners," 1909-1910
Oversized material housed in Box 33
11 16 "Invitations," 1914-1916
11 17 Wedding Announcements and Invitations (loose), 1917-1920
Box Folder
12 1 Miscellaneous Invitations (loose), circa 1920s
Box
33 Oversize, "Dinners" scanned with Box 11, Folder 15, 1909-1910

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

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.

The series has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
12 2 Whitney Studio Club, Sales and Presentations, 1921-1926
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
3 Linear feet; Boxes 12-15

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.

The bulk of this series has been scanned; some news clippings and a Foch National Memorial, Inc., stamp have not been scanned.

Sculpture files are arranged chronologically according to name of the project. Miscellaneous files are arranged at the end of the series.

Box Folder
12 9 Jeanne d'Arc Monument, 1916-1917
12 10-12 Arlington Fountain (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), 1929-1933
12 13 Aztec Fountain (Pan-American Building, Washington, D.C.), 1909-1911
12 Buffalo Bill Memorial (Cody, Wyoming)
12 14-15 Correspondence, 1900, 1922-1942, 1949
12 16-17 Cost Accounting, 1924
12 18 General, 1924-1925
Oversized material housed in OV 44
12 19 Printed Material, 1951, undated
12 20 Anton Cermark Memorial, circa 1934
12 Columbus Memorial (Port of Palos, Spain)
12 21-23 General, 1926-1929
12 24 Correspondence, 1926
12 25 Correspondence, 1927 January-February
12 26 Correspondence, 1927 March-May
12 27 Correspondence, 1927 June-July
12 28 Correspondence, 1927 July
12 29 Correspondence, 1927 August
12 30 Correspondence, 1927 August-September
12 31 Correspondence, 1927 September-December
12 32 Correspondence, 1928
12 33 Correspondence, 1929
12 34 Correspondence, 1930-1932
12 35 Correspondence, 1932-1935
12 36-38 Correspondence, Letters from Diplomats and Ambassadors, 1929
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
13 6-8 Correspondence, 1924-1930
13 9 Financial Material, 1928-1929
13 10 Clippings, 1929
13 11-12 Jane A. Delano Memorial (American Red Cross), 1923-1927
13 13 El Dorado Fountain (Pan-Pacific International Exposition), 1913-1917, 1942
13 14 First Division Memorial, 1920-1921
13 Foch National Memorial
13 15 Correspondence, 1928-1929
13 16 Correspondence, 1930 January-February
13 17 Correspondence, 1930 February
13 18-19 Correspondence, 1930 March
13 20 Correspondence, 1930 April
13 21 Correspondence, 1930 May
13 22 Correspondence, 1930 June-Septmember
13 23 Correspondence, 1930 October
13 24 Correspondence, 1930 November-December
13 25 Correspondence, 1931
13 26 Correspondence, 1932
13 27 Correspondence, 1933-1937
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.," 1929-1932
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
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
14 18 Dedication, 1926
14 19 Printed Material, 1947, undated
14 Spirit of Flight
14 20 Contracts, 1938
14 21-22 Correspondence, 1938-1942
14 23 Printed Material, 1939
14 24 Springfield Memorial (104th Massachusetts Regiment), 1928-1933
14 25-26 Peter Stuyvesant Statue (Stuyvesant Square), 1936-1942
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
Oversized material housed in OV 44
14 31-32 Correspondence, 1913-1920, 1931
14 33 Correspondence, Erecting the Memorial, 1924-1931
14 34 Union Square Memorial Competition, 1926
14 35 Mrs. Samuel J. Untermyer Memorial, 1925, 1943
14 36 Vanderbilt Gates, 1935-1938
14 37 Victory Arch, 1919
Box Folder
15 1 Worcester War Memorial Competition, 1929-1930
15 2-3 Miscellaneous Sculptures, 1914-1935
15 4-5 Miscellaneous Notes on Sculptures and Exhibitions, circa 1916-1925
Box
OV 44 Oversize Buffalo Bill Memorial scanned with Box 12, Folder 18
OV 44 Oversize, Titanic Memorial, Drawing scanned with Box 14, Folder 30, 1914

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

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.

See Appendix for List of Correspondents from Series 6

Series has been scanned in entirety, with the exception of some printed material.

Files are arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder
15 Charities and War Appeals
15 6-9 A, 1916-1920
15 10 B, 1916-1920
15 11-12 C, 1915-1920
15 13 D, 1916-1919
15 14 E, 1918-1921
15 15-16 F, 1915-1920

Partially scanned

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
15 24 M, 1915-1920
15 25-31 N, 1915-1920
15 32 O, 1916-1920
15 33-34 P, 1916-1920
15 35 R, 1915-1919
15 36-37 S, 1915-1920
Box Folder
16 1-2 S, 1915-1920
16 3 T, 1917-1919
16 4 U, 1917-1920
16 5 V, 1917-1920
16 6-8 W, 1915-1920
16 9 Y, 1917-1920
16 10-14 Miscellaneous, 1915-1920
16 15 Lists, 1917-1919
16 16-20 Greenwich House, 1902-1920
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 Chronological, 1914
16 25-27 Chronological, 1915
16 28-31 Chronological, 1916
16 32 Chronological, (Copies of Letters to Mother from Alden?), 1916
16 33-34 Chronological, 1917
16 35 Chronological, 1918
16 36 Chronological, 1919
16 37 Chronological, 1920
16 38 Chronological, 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

Partially scanned

Series 7: Writings, 1889-1942, 1974
10 Linear feet; Boxes 17-26

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.

Writings are partially scanned; duplicates and extensive edited versions of manuscripts have not been scanned.

Writings are typically arranged in alphabetical order according to title and are arranged as seven subseries.

7.1: Novels, circa 1901-1931

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.

Some related material may be found amongst the unidentified drafts and fragments subseries.

Novels are partially scanned; duplicates and some draft versions have not been scanned.

Box Folder
17 As Seen Through a Glass Darkly, Drafts, 1902
17 6 Notes and Outlines, circa 1902
17 7 Chapters 1-4, circa 1902
17 8 Chapters 5-6, circa 1902
17 9 Chapters 7-8, circa 1902
17 10 Chapters 9-10, circa 1902
17 11 Chapters 11-12, circa 1902
17 12 Chapters 13-14, circa 1902
17 13 Chapter 16, circa 1902
17 14 Chapters 17-18, circa 1902
17 15 Chapters 19-20, circa 1902
17 16 Chapter 21, circa 1902
17 17 Chapters 25-26, circa 1902
17 18 Chapters 27-28, circa 1902
17 19-20 Chapters 29-30, circa 1902
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
17 25-28 Drafts and Fragments, Miscellaneous, circa 1900
Box Folder
18 1-2 Drafts and Fragments, Miscellaneous, circa 1900
18 3 Maude - A Novel, circa 1901
18 4 Their Emancipation - A Novel, undated
18 5-7 Unidentified Manuscripts, undated
18 Untitled ("The Maison Feodor was...")
18 8 Manuscript, Chapters 1-5, undated
18 9 Manuscript, Chapters 6-9, undated
18 10 Manuscript, Chapters 10-13, undated
18 11 Manuscript, Chapters 14-16, undated
18 12 Manuscript, Chapters 17-20, undated
18 13 Manuscript, Chapters 21-15, undated
18 Draft
18 14 Chapters 1-4, undated
18 15 Chapters 5-14, undated
18 16 Chapters 15-20, undated
18 17 Chapters 21-25, undated
18 Early Drafts
18 18-20 Chapter 1, undated
18 21-22 Chapter 2, undated
18 23-24 Chapter 3, undated
18 25 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
19 6-7 Chapter 9, undated
19 8-9 Chapter 10, undated
19 10-12 Chapter 11, undated
19 13-14 Chapter 12, undated
19 15-16 Chapter 13, undated
19 17 Chapter 14, undated
19 18 Chapter 15, undated
19 19-22 Chapter 16, undated
19 23-24 Chapter 17, undated
19 25 Chapter 18, undated
19 26-27 Chapter 19, undated
Box Folder
20 1 Chapter 20, undated
20 2 Chapter 21, undated
20 3-4 Chapter 22, undated
20 5 Chapter 23, undated
20 6-7 Chapter 24, undated
20 8-10 Chapter 25, undated
20 11 Chapter 26, undated
20 12-13 Miscellaneous, undated
20 Walking the Dusk
20 Drafts
20 14 Chapters 1-4, circa 1931
20 15-16 Chapters 5-16, circa 1931
20 17-18 Chapters 5-20, circa 1931
20 19-21 Chapters 21-32, circa 1931
20 22-24 Miscellaneous, circa 1931
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

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.

Plays are partially scanned; drafts and copies of typed manuscripts have not been scanned.

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
Box Folder
21 1-2 Act I, circa 1941
21 3 Act II, circa 1941
21 4 Act III, circa 1941
21 5 Critique, 1941
21 6-9 Early Drafts, circa 1933-1942
21 10-24 Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
Box Folder
22 1-13 Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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.

Stories are partially scanned; duplicates and some draft versions have not been scanned.

Box Folder
22 16 "The Class of 1908," circa 1940
22 17 "Cloudy and Colder," circa 1940
22 18-19 "Crossed Rails," circa 1940
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
23 7 Story Ideas (?), undated
23 8 "A Thousand Trails," undated
23 9-10 "Three Brothers and a Madonna," circa 1940
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

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.

Journals and notebooks are partially scanned; duplicates and some draft versions have not been scanned.

Box Folder
23 22 Autobiographical Writings, undated
23 23-26 "The Bridge of Light" (7 vols.), undated
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
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.

Series is partially scanned; duplicates and some draft versions have not been scanned.

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

7.6: Other Writings, 1889-1940

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.

Other writings are partially scanned; duplicates and some draft versions have not been scanned.

Box Folder
26 1 Autobiographical Writings, "My History," undated
26 2 Autobiographical Writings, Various, undated
26 3 Early Writings, "A Scene on a Train," 1889 August
26 4 Early Writings, 1889 November
26 5-6 Early Writings, undated
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
26 12-13 Miscellaneous Writings, 1910-1940
26 14 Notebooks, Notes on Art, undated
26 15 Notebooks, Notes on Egypt, undated
26 16 Notebooks, Notes on European History, undated
26 17 Notebooks, Notes on Italian Art, undated
26 18 Published Writings, 1920
26 19 Writings on Art, circa 1930s
26 20 Writings on Art, undated
26 21 Writings on Whitney Studio, undated

7.7: Writings by Others, circa 1918

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 (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. Also found is a signed copy of Between Sittings: An Informal Autobiography of Jo Davidson, in which a signed 1936 watercolor by Davidson is enclosed.

Series is partially scanned; the bulk of the published manuscripts, Ambulance 464, and Between Sittings: An Informal Autobiography of Jo Davidson, have not been scanned.

Box Folder
26 22 Ambulance 464 by Julien H. Bryan, circa 1918
26 23 "The Arrow" by Ronald Bodley, undated
26 24 Between Sittings: An Informal Autobiography of Jo Davidson (The Dial Press: New York, 1951), 1936, 1951

Partially scanned

26 25 "Episode No. 1 - Greece" by Joseph Linden Smith (?), undated
26 26 "The Proof of the Evolution of Man From Apes" by Harry Storm, undated
26 27 "Radiant Fatherhood" by Lincoln Steffens, undated

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

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.

The bulk of the scrapbooks have been scanned; some enclosed printed material has not been scanned.

Scrapbooks are arranged in chronological order. More detailed descriptions for certain scrapbooks are provided below.

Box Folder
26 28 "Gertrude Vanderbilt - Collection of Newspaper Clippings, Letters, etc. etc.," 1893-1896
Oversized material housed in Box 33
26 29 Scrapbook (unbound), 1907
Includes list of artwork in an exhibition at the Colony Club, 1907 April 9; and clippings on art.
26 30-32 Scrapbook (unbound), 1912-1917
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
Oversized material housed in Box 33
27 6 "St. Nazaire, Clippings - Snapshots - Construction Unveiling" (unbound), 1924-1926
Oversized material housed in Box 33
27 7 "Buffalo Bill Clippings, vol. 1" (unbound), 1924
27 8-9 "Buffalo Bill Clippings, vol. 2" (unbound), 1924
27 10 "Buffalo Bill Clippings and Pictures, vol. 3a" (unbound), 1924
27 11-12 "Buffalo Bill Clippings, vol. 3b" (unbound), 1924, 1936
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
Oversized material housed in Box 35
27 15 Scrapbook of Clippings on Death of Harry Payne Whitney, 1930
Oversized material housed in Box 35
27 16 "Selected Press Clippings re: Sickness and Death of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney" (compiled by Flora Whitney Miller), 1942
Oversized material housed in Box 35
Box
33 Oversize, "Gertrude Vanderbilt - Collection of Newspaper Clippings, Letters, etc. etc." scanned with Box 26, Folder 28, 1893-1896
33 Oversize, "St. Nazaire, Clippings" (unbound) scanned with Box 27, Folder 5, 1924-1927
33 Oversize, "St. Nazaire, Clippings - Snapshots - Construction Unveiling" (unbound) scanned with Box 27, Folder 6, 1924-1926
Box
35 Oversize, Scrapbook of Photographs of Horse Racing scanned with Box 27, Folder 14, 1928-1930
35 Oversize, Scrapbook of Clippings on Death of Harry Payne Whitney scanned with Box 27, Folder 15, 1930
35 Oversize, "Selected Press Clippings re: Sickness and Death of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney" (compiled by Flora Whitney Miller) scanned with Box 27, Folder 16, 1942

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

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 partially scanned; some news clippings have not been scanned and only covers and relevant pages of some publications have been scanned.

Box Folder
27 17 Clippings, 1859-1890
Oversized material housed in Box 36
27 18 Clippings, 1891-1899
Oversized material housed in Box 36
27 19 Clippings, 1902-1916
27 20 Clippings, 1917-1919
27 21 Clippings, 1920-1921
27 22 Clippings, 1923-1926
27 23 Clippings, 1927-1930
27 24 Clippings, 1931
27 25 Clippings, 1932-1934
27 26 Clippings, 1935-1936
27 27 Clippings, 1937-1940
27 28 Clippings, 1941-1942
27 29 Clippings, 1943
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
Oversized material housed in 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
28 6 Friends of the Young Artists and Whitney Studio Club Exhibitions, 1916-1928
28 7 Other Artists, 1910-1933
Oversized material housed in Box 36
28 8 Miscellaneous, 1916-1925
Oversized material housed in Box 36

Partially scanned

28 9-10 Programs, London Theatre, 1920s
28 11 Programs, Societe d'Architectes des Beaux Artes, 1910
28 12 Publications, 1909, 1933
Box
36 Oversize, Clippings scanned with Box 27, Folder 17, 1859-1890
36 Oversize, Clippings scanned with Box 27, Folder 18, 1891-1899
36 Oversize, Clippings of Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture scanned with Box 28, Folder 2, undated
36 Oversize, Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements - Other Artists scanned with Box 28, Folder 7, 1910-1932
36 Oversize, Miscellaneous scanned with Box 28, Folder 8, 1916-1925

Series 10: Photographs, 1862-1942
6.4 Linear feet; Boxes 28-32, 36-41, OVs 43-51

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.

Photographs have been scanned in entirety with the exception of duplicates, photographs with permission restrictions, blank versos of photographs, and negatives.

Photographs are arranged as six subseries.

10.1: Photographs of Family, 1862-1931

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.

Photographs have been scanned in entirety with the exception of duplicates, photographs with permission restrictions, and blank versos of photographs.

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
Oversized material housed in Box 36
28 16-18 William C. Whitney (father-in-law), circa 1860s-1900s
28 19-20 Whitney Family, 1862-1889, undated
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
28 29 As a Young Man, circa 1890s
Box Folder
29 1-2 As an Adult, 1900-1917
29 3 Polo, 1914
29 4 Esther Hunter (friend), 1880s?, 1894
29 5 Vanderbilt Trip to Florida (with Harry Payne Whitney), 1896 March
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29 11 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney with Mother, Daughter, and Grandchild, circa 1922
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29 12 Olive Paget's Wedding, 1919
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29 13 Flora Whitney's Wedding, 1920
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29 14 Barbara Whitney's Wedding, 1924
29 15 Gloria Vanderbilt (niece), 1924-1939
29 16 Cornelius Whitney's Wedding (?), 1931
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29 17-18 Unidentified, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 36
Box
36 Oversize, Reproduction of Portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II scanned with Box 28, Folder 15, undated
36 Oversize, Vanderbilt Trip to Florida (with Harry Payne Whitney) scanned with Box 29, Folder 5, 1896 March
36 Oversize, Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney with Children (Flora and Barbara) scanned with Box 29, Folder 7, 1897, 1903
36 Oversize, Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara Whitney (children) scanned with Box 29, Folder 10, 1900s-1910s
36 Oversize, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney with Mother, Daughter, and Grandchild scanned with Box 29, Folder 11, circa 1922
36 Oversize, Olive Paget's (niece) Wedding scanned with Box 29, Folder 12, 1919
36 Oversize, Flora Whitney's Wedding scanned with Box 29, Folder 13, 1920
36 Oversize, Cornelius Whitney's Wedding (?) scanned with Box 29, Folder 16, 1931
36 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 Amemiya, 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 have been scanned in entirety with the exception of duplicates, photographs with permission restrictions, blank versos of photographs, and negatives.

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
29 21-22 With Siblings, 1880s-early 1890s
29 23 As a Young Woman, early 1890s
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29 24 Portraits, early 1900s
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29 25 Portraits, 1910s
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29 26-27 Portraits by Baron Adolf de Meyer, 1910s
Oversized material housed in Box 37 and OV 43
29 28 Portraits by Jean de Strelecki, 1916-1919
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29 29-30 Portraits, including portrait by Amemiya, circa 1919
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29 31 Portraits, 1920s-1930s
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29 32 Proof Prints of Portraits by Edward Steichen, 1937
29 33 Portraits, undated
29 34 In Costume, early 1900s
Oversized materail housed in Box 37
29 35 With Harry Payne Whitney and Friends, 1915
29 36 Hughes Campaign, 1916
29 37-38 Traveling, 1920s
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material houesd in 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 Oversize, Portraits, As a Young Woman scanned with Box 29, Folder 23, early 1890s
37 Oversize, Portraits scanned with Box 29, Folder 24, early 1900s
37 Oversize, Portraits scanned with Box 29, Folder 25, 1910s
37 Oversize, Portraits by Baron Adolf de Meyer scanned with Box 29, Folder 26, 1910s
37 Oversize, Portraits by Jean de Strelecki scanned with Box 29, Folder 28, 1916-1919
37 Oversize, Portraits, including Portrait by Amemiya scanned with Box 29, Folder 29, circa 1919
37 Oversize, Portraits scanned with Box 29, Folder 31, 1920s-1930s
37 Oversize, In Costume scanned with Box 29, Folder 24, early 1900s
37 Oversize, In Florida (with friends) scanned with Box 29, Folder 45, circa 1930s
37 Oversize, Reproductions of Portraits of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney scanned with Box 29, Folder 49, 1880s-1920s
Box
OV 43 Oversize, Portraits by Baron Adolf de Meyer scanned with Box 29, Folder 26, 1910s
Box
OV 44-46 Oversize, Traveling scanned with Box 29, Folder 37, 1920s

10.3: Photographs of Residences and Studios, 1896-1935

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.

Photographs have been scanned in entirety with the exception of duplicates, photographs with permission restrictions, blank versos of photographs, and negatives.

Box Folder
29 54-56 Whitney and Vanderbilt Residences, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 47
29 57 Interior, Residence at 871 Fifth Avenue, undated
29 58 Interiors, Unidentified, undated
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material housed in 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 scanned with Box 29, Folder 56, undated
Box
OV 48 Oversize, Interiors, Unidentified scanned with Box 29, Folder 58, undated
Box
OV 49 Oversize, Studio in Old Westbury scanned with Box 30, Folder 7, 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.

Photographs have been scanned in entirety with the exception of duplicates, photographs with permission restrictions, blank versos of photographs, and negatives.

Box Folder
30 11 Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Exhibition, Whitney Studio, 1910s
Oversized material housed in Box 38
30 12 Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Exhibitions, 1910s-1920s
Oversized material housed in Box 38
30 13 "Impressions of the War" Exhibition, Scrapbook, 1919
Oversized material housed in Box 38
30 14 Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Installations, Paris Salon, 1920-1924
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material housed in Box 38
30 17 Memorial Show at Whitney Museum of American Art, 1942
Box
38 Oversize, Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Exhibition, Whitney Studio scanned with Box 30, Folder 11, 1910s
38 Oversize, Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Exhibitions scanned with Box 30, Folder 12, 1910s-1920s
38 Oversize, "Impressions of the War" Exhibition, Scrapbook scanned with Box 30, Folder 13, 1919
38 Oversize, Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Installations, Paris Salon scanned with Box 30, Folder 14, 1920-1924
38 Oversize, "Spirit of Flight" Installation, New York World's Fair scanned with Box 30, Folder 16, 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.

Photographs have been scanned in entirety with the exception of duplicates, photographs with permission restrictions, blank versos of photographs, and negatives.

Box Folder
30 18 Arlington Fountain (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), 1931
Oversized material housed in Box 39 and OV 50
30 19 American Athlete (head), 1912
30 20 Athlete (or Despair), 1912
Oversized material housed in Box 40
30 21 Aviator, 1918-1920
30 22 Aviator with Propeller, undated
30 23 Aztec Fountain (Pan-American Building, Washington, D.C.), 1910
Oversized material housed in Box 40
30 24 Blinded, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 40
30 25 Boy with Parrot and Dancer, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 40
30 26 Bacchante, 1913
30 27 Bailante, undated
30 28 Barbara, undated
30 29-31 Buffalo Bill Memorial (Cody, Wyoming), circa 1924
Oversized material housed in Box 40
30 32 Bunkies, 1920
30 33 Caryatid, 1917
30 34 Chateau Thierry, undated
30 35 Chinoise, 1914
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material housed in Box 40
30 40 Under Construction and Completed, 1920s
30 41-42 Unveiling, 1929
30 43 D. A. R. Memorial, 1929
Oversized material housed in Box 40
30 44 Walter Damrosch (relief), 1922
30 45 Dancing Girl and Pan, early 1920s
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material housed in 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 54 Fourth Division Memorial, 1921
Box Folder
31 1 Fourth Division Memorial, Gertrude V. Whitney Working on Sculpture, 1921
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material housed in Box 40
31 14 The Law (or Youth), 1922
31 15 Charles Lindbergh Memorial, undated
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material housed in Box 41
31 38 Spirit of Flight, Drawings, 1939
31 39 Spirit of the Red Cross, 1920
31 40 Springfield Memorial, circa 1929
Oversized material housed in Box 41
31 41 Spanish Peasant (head), 1911
31 42 Peter Stuyvesant Statue, 1933
31 43 Titanic Memorial, 1915
Oversized material housed in Box 41
31 44 Unemployed, 1932
31 45 Untermeyer Memorial, Blumenthal Doors, circa 1915
31 46 Victory Arch Panel, 1918-1920
Oversized material housed in 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
Oversized material housed in Box 41
31 51 Various, Scrapbook, undated
31 52 Unidentified, undated
31 53 Sculpture by Others, 1900s-1910s
Oversized material housed in Box 41
Box
39 Oversize, Arlington Fountain scanned with Box 30, Folder 18, 1931
Box
40 Oversize, Athlete (or Despair) scanned with Box 30, Folder 20, 1912
40 Oversize, Aztec Fountain scanned with Box 30, Folder 23, 1910
40 Oversize, Blinded scanned with Box 30, Folder 24, undated
40 Oversize, Boy with Parrot and Dancer scanned with Box 30, Folder 25, undated
40 Oversize, Chinoise scanned with Box 30, Folder 35, 1914
40 Oversize, Columbus Memorial, Model and Drawing scanned with Box 30, Folder 38, 1928-1929
40 Oversize, D.A.R. Memorial scanned with Box 30, Folder 43, 1929
40 Oversize, Dancing Girl and Pan scanned with Box 30, Folder 45, early 1920s
40 Oversize, El Dorado Fountain scanned with Box 30, Folder 49, 1910
40 Oversize, Fourth Division Memorial, Gertrude V. Whitney Working on Sculpture scanned with Box 30, Folder 54, 1921
40 Oversize, Honorably Discharged scanned with Box 31, Folder 7, undated
40 Oversize, Last Charge scanned with Box 31, Folder 13, 1920
40 Oversize, Charles Lindbergh Memorial scanned with Box 31, Folder 15, undated
40 Oversize, Paganism scanned with Box 31, Folder 21, 1907-1909
40 Oversize, St. Nazaire Memorial, Model and Drawing scanned with Box 31, Folder 29, circa 1924
Box
41 Oversize, Spirit of Flight scanned with Box 31, Folder 37, 1938-1939
41 Oversize, Springfield Memorial scanned with Box 31, Folder 40, circa 1929
41 Oversize, Titanic Memorial scanned with Box 31, Folder 43, 1915
41 Oversize, Victory Arch Panel scanned with Box 31, Folder 46, 1918-1920
41 Oversize, Wherefore scanned with Box 31, Folder 50, 1910
41 Oversize, Sculpture by Others scanned with Box 31, Folder 53, 1900s-1910s
Box
OV 50 Oversize, Arlington Fountain, 1931

10.6: Other Photographs, 1895-1915

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 have been scanned in entirety with the exception of duplicates, photographs with permission restrictions, blank versos of photographs, and negatives.

Box Folder
32 1 Boats, 1915, undated
32 2 Commercial Scenic Photographs, late 1800s?
32 3 Charles Lindbergh, undated
32 4 Miscellaneous, late 1800s-early 1900s
Oversized material housed in OV 51
32 5 Arthur H. Pollen (Photographer: Frederick Hollyer), 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, late 1800s?
32 13 Unidentified, Portraits, late 1800s?
32 14 Works of Art by Robert Chanler, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 41
Box
41 Oversize, Works of Art by Robert Chanler scanned with Box 32, Folder 14, undated
Box
OV 51 Oversize, Miscellaneous scanned with Box 32, Folder 4, late 1800s-early 1900s

Series 11: Artwork, 1871-1930s
0.8 Linear feet; Boxes 32, 41, OVs 52-54

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

Artwork has been scanned in entirety.

Artwork is arranged as 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."

Sketches have been scanned in entirety.

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
32 22-23 "My Experience as an Emergency Canteen Worker,," circa 1916-1918
32 Loose Sketches
32 24 Early Sketches, circa 1890s
32 25-26 Sketches, circa 1900s-1920s
32 27-28 Sketches for Sculptures, 1920s-1930s
Oversized material housed in Box 41
32 29 Sketches for Museum and Play (?), undated
32 30 Fragments of Sketches of Sculptures, undated
32 31 Renderings of Sculptures, by Whitney and Others, circa 1920s
Oversized material housed in OV 52
Box
41 Oversize, Sketches for Sculpture scanned with Box 32, Folder 28, 1920s-1930s
Box
OV 52 Oversize, Renderings of Sculptures, by Whitney and Others scanned with Box 32, Folder 31, circa 1920s

11.2: Artwork by Others, 1871-1916

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).

Artwork by others has been scanned in entirety.

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
Oversized material housed in OV 53
32 35 "Album de 12 Lithographs: Nos Blesses, Nos Infirmieres" (incomplete), 1916
Oversized material housed in OV 54
32 36 "Une Journee a L'Hopital" by Louise Ibels (incomplete), 1916
Oversized material housed in OV 54
32 37 Lithograph by Steinlen, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 54
32 38 Sketches, undated
32 39 Drawing (artist unknown), undated
Oversized material housed in OV 52
Box
OV 52 Oversize, Drawing (artist unknown) scanned with Box 32, Folder 29, undated
Box
OV 53 Oversize, World War I Lithographs, "Les Grandes Vertus Francaises" by L. Jonas scanned with Box 32, Folder 34, circa 1915
Box
OV 54 Oversize, "Album de 12 Lithographs: Nos Blesses, Nos Infirmieres," scanned with Box 32, Folder 35, 1916
OV 54 Oversize, "Une Journee de L'Hopital" by Louise Ibels scanned with Box 32, Folder 36, 1916
OV 54 Oversize, Lithograph by Steinlen scanned wiht Box 32, Folder 37, undated

Series 12: Blueprints, 1913-1945
0.1 Linear feet; OV 55

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 have not been scanned due to size.

Blueprints are arranged in chronological order.

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

Appendix: 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