Harold Weston papers, 1894-1978, bulk, 1912-1972

A Finding Aid to the Harold Weston Papers, 1894-1978, bulk 1912-1972, in the Archives of American Art, by Jayna Hanson

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Biographical Information

Modernist painter and federal Treasury Relief Art Project artist Harold Weston (1894-1972) worked primarily in New York City and St. Huberts, New York in the Adirondacks. Weston was president of the U.S. Commission of the International Association of Art/Plastic Arts and the Federation of Modern Painters and Scultors. He was also chairman of the National Council on the Arts and Government and active with various political and humanitarian causes.

Harold Weston was born in 1894 in Merion, Pennsylvania into a privileged family. He attended school in Europe as a teenager, where he began to draw and sketch. In 1910, Harold contracted Polio which left him with a weak leg. After graduating from Exeter Academy, Harold entered Harvard University with the class of 1916 and was active in the Delta Upsilon Club and the Harvard Lampoon, for which he illustrated.

Despite his leg, Weston was determined to serve in some form during World War I. He traveled to Baghdad and volunteered with the YMCA. Here he started the Baghdad Art Club and organized exhibitions of soldier art. He remained in the Middle East until 1919 and served as the official painter for the British Army. The colors and the landscape of the region also inspired later works of art.

Upon returning to the United States, Weston built a one-room cabin in the Adirondack Mountains, where he lived and painted. He had his first one-man exhibtition at the Montross Gallery in 1922. In 1923, he married Faith Borton who moved with him to the Adirondacks. His wife inspired his series of "landscape nudes" which treated the body with different techniques that would typically be used in landscape painting. After suffering from a kidney infection in 1925, Weston and his wife moved to Ceres, France to recover. Weston continued to paint and started a family with Faith while in France. In 1930, the family moved back to the United States and lived in Greenwich Village, New York.

From 1936-1938, Harold Weston worked with the federal Treasury Relief Art Project and painted murals in the Procurement Building in Washington, D.C. The murals represent the growth of public buildings during the Great Depression. He took on a second major project to document the contruction of the United Nations in a series of six paintings. Later, the Smithsonian Instution received the paintings as gifts through an independent committee.

In addition to painting, Harold Weston devoted himself to public service by becoming involved in humanitarian causes, artist professional organizations, and federal government support of the arts. Weston served as president or chairman of three different organizations including the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, the International Association of Art/International Association of the Plastic Art, and the National Council on the Arts and Government. Before the start of World War II, Harold Weston was named the Chairman of Essex County Committee to Defend America, which argued for financial support of the allied forces in World War II. After the start of the war, he helped form the Food for Freedom movement which urged American aid for European and Asian refugees. Similarly, Weston served as Executive Secretary for the Reconstruction Service Committee which was established to assist the rebuilding of Europe.

Later in life, Weston wrote a book Freedom in the Wilds, which combined his own autobiography with a history of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve. Harold Weston died on April 10th, 1972 in New York City.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of modernist painter and activist Harold Weston (1894-1972) date from 1894 to 1978 and measure 25.4 linear feet. The papers focus on Weston's painting career and his involvement with humanitarian and artistic causes. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, association and organization records, commission and project files, materials relating to Weston's book Freedom in the Wilds, writings, artwork, printed materials, two scrapbooks, and photographs. The papers document his involvement with the Committee to Defend America, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Food for Freedom, the International Association of the Plastic Arts, National Countil on the Arts and Government, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, Reconstruction Service Committee, and the YMCA in Baghdad.

Biographical materials include biographical sketches and resumes, including a short biography written by Faith Weston in 1969. There are records from his school years at Exeter Academy and Harvard University that include yearbooks, report cards, scholarship information, Harvard Lampoon materials, and a diploma from Harvard. Also found are materials relating to Faith Weston, membership cards, memorials information, passports and travel papers, and wedding wishes.

Correspondence from Harold Weston dates from his school years up until his death in 1972. In letters to his family, Weston discusses his education; his travel and activities in the Middle East during World War I; the Adirondacks; convalescense in France in the mid-1920s; his immediate family life; and exhibitions. Also found are holiday cards designed and printed by Weston. The majority of correspondence is with his father S. Burns Weston, mother Mary, sister Esther, brother Carl, Faith Weston and the Borton family, children Barbara, Bruce, and Haroldine, and others. Also found are letters between Weston and friend Theodore Sizer and Duncan Phillips of the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

Personal business and financial records relating to Weston's exhibitions include delivery receipts, agreements, hand-drawn gallery plans for exhibitions, lists of exhibitions, framing invoices, legal information, pricelists, records of sales, and lists of works of art. Galleries with which Weston held exhibitions, sold, or lent works of art include Boyer Galleries, Corcoran Gallery, the Gallery in Paoli, Montross Gallery, the Phillips Collection, and Studio House Galleries.

Records relating to Harold Weston's memberships and involvement with professional associations and service organizations are from the Adirondack Trail Improvement Society, the Committee to Defend America, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Food for Freedom, International Association of the Plastic Arts/International Arts Association, National Countil on the Arts and Government, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Reconstruction Service Committee, and the Young Men's Christian Association, Baghdad. The files include correspondence, financial records, meetings and membership information, notes, organizational history, photographs, printed materials, programs and activities records, speeches, and writings.

Files that document Weston's Building the United Nations and the Treasury Relief Project sponsored "Procurement Building Murals" are found within the Commissions and Project files series. The files include correspondence, financial information, legal documents, photographs of the works of art and research photos, and printed materials. Correspondence of note includes letters written by Lewis Mumford, Duncan Phillips, Eleanor Roosevelt on behalf of Weston's Building of the United Nations and letters from Leonard Carmichael, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Letters from Olin Dows of the Treasury Relief Art Project are within correspondence relating to the "Procurement Building Murals." Also found are preliminary sketches of the murals.

The Freedom in the Wilds series contains materials relating to the book which combined Weston's autobiography with a history of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve. Additional writings and notes are by Harold Weston and others, and include articles, poetry, notes, speech notes and speeches, and lists. Harold Weston's articles include "Persian Caravan Sketches" published in 1921 discussing his travels throughout the Middle East. Other articles are written by Duncan Phillips, Paul Rosenfeld, Barbara Weston, and Faith Weston. Also found are postcards annoted with notes by Harold Weston about his travels.

Artwork inlcudes sketches, etchings, copperplates, and woodcuts. There are copperplates entitled "Shroud" and of the series Building the United Nations for the Harvard Alumni bulletin in 1957; an untitled etching by Weston; sketches including those from Baghdad and watercolor sketches; a woodcut of the 1924 Weston holiday card; and scattered unsigned sketches probably not by Weston.

Printed materials include calendars with notations; clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements for Weston's exhibitions dating from 1922-1976 and for others; gallery tags or labels for paintings shown in exhibitions; reproductions of illustrations for the Harvard Lampoon and full issues from 1911-1916; materials relating to the Harvard production of Henry IV, for which Weston designed the sets; reproductions of works of art by Weston and by others; school seals; and various art related publications.

There are two scrapbooks compiled by Faith Weston about her husband. The first contains materials relating to Weston's activity with the International Association of the Plastic Arts Conference of 1963, including a letter and photograph of President John F. Kennedy. The second scrapbook dates from 1977 and consists of general clippings relating to Weston's career, dating from 1917 to 1952 with additional materials added by Faith in 1977.

Photographs are of Weston, family members, exhibitions and installations, and works of art by Weston and others. There are also numerous photographs of Weston's travel through the Adirondacks, the Middle East, Europe, and India. Also found are glass plate negatives of works of art painted in France between 1926-1930; scattered glass plate negatives of Baghdad and the Middle East; glass plates belonging to S. Burns Weston of the Adirondacks, circa 1900; and approximately 100 lantern slides of the various Middle Eastern cities and ruins - probably used by Weston to illustrate his talks given in the 1920s.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Subjects and Names

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

Subjects:

  • Adirondack Trail Improvement Society
  • Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors
  • Food for Freedom, Inc.
  • Harvard Lampoon (Organization)
  • International Association of Art. United States Committee
  • National Council on the Arts and Government

Subjects-Topical:

  • Art and state
  • Federal aid to the arts
  • Painters -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American

Subjects-Geographical:

  • Adirondack Mountain Reserve (N.Y.)

Types of Materials:

  • Articles
  • Christmas cards
  • Copper plates
  • Etchings
  • Glass negatives
  • Lantern slides
  • Notes
  • Photographs
  • Poems
  • Postcards
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sketches
  • Speeches
  • Woodcuts

Names:

  • Carmichael, Leonard, 1898-
  • Dows, Olin, 1904-
  • Mumford, Lewis, 1895-
  • Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
  • Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946
  • Sizer, Theodore, 1892-1967
  • Weston, Faith
  • Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA). Americans-in-Britain Outpost
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Harvard University -- Students
  • Montross Gallery
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • Phillips Collection
  • Studio House (Phillips Memorial Gallery)

Provenance

Harold Weston's widow Faith Borton Weston donated the papers in several increments between 1972-1980.

Separated and Related Materials

A portion of Harold Weston's papers were loaned for microfilming on reels N69-76 and 1293. Some, but not all, of these papers were included in later donations. Syracuse University also holds circa 14 linear feet of Harold Weston's papers.

How the Collection was Processed

Loaned and gift materials were microfilmed in unrelated increments on reels N69-76, 1293, and 515; reel 515 is no longer in circulation. Most, but not all, of the microfilmed loans were included in later gifts and were merged with all filmed and unfilmed subsequent gifts into one logical archival arrangement by Jayna Hanson in 2009 with funds provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Harold Weston 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.

How to Cite this Collection

Harold Weston papers, 1894-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1896-1974
(Box 1, 47; 0.4 linear feet)

Biographical materials consist of biograpical sketches, resumes; school records and ephemera from Exeter Academy and Harvard University, membership cards, passports and travel papers, materials relating to Weston's memorial service and wedding. Also found are documents relating to Faith Weston and a short biography of Weston written by Faith in 1969.

Box Folder
1 1 Biographical Notes, 1965 November
1 2-3 Biographical Sketches and Resumes, 1940-1974
(2 folders)
1 4 Educational Materials, 1900-1916
(See also Box 47)
1 5 Exeter Academy Yearbook, 1911
1 6 Faith Weston Materials, 1950s
1 7 Harold Weston, by Faith Weston, 1969 April
1 8 Harvard Activities, 1912-1916
(See also Box 47)
1 9 Harvard Scholarships, 1914-1916
1 10 Lock of Weston's Hair, 1896-1897
1 11 Membership Cards, circa 1950s
1 12-15 Memorial Service Materials, 1972
(4 folders)
1 16 Passports and Travel Papers, 1926-1966
1 17 Posthumus Materials, after 1972
1 18 Questionaire, 1963
1 19 Wedding Wishes, 1923 May 12
Box
47 Oversized Harvard Diploma, 1916
(From Box 1, Folder 4)
47 Oversized Yearbook Materials, 1916
(From Box 1, Folder 8)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1894-1975
(Box 1-3, 47; 2.5 linear feet)

Harold Weston's correspondence spans from his school days until his death in 1972. Topics discussed in the correspondence concerns his education at Exeter Academy and Harvard University; his travels in the Middle East during World War I; his convalescence in France in the mid-1920s; travels in the Adirondacks; his family; exhibitions, among many other topics. Of particular interest are his letters to family members during World War I wherein he describes in detail his travels to sites throughout the Middle East. Also found are scattered letters written by Faith Weston to her family; postcards sent from Europe during the Westons' travels in the 1920s and the 1950s; condolence letters; and holiday cards, including those designed by Harold Weston.

Correspondents include Harold's parents Mary and S. Burns; siblings Carl and Esther; members of the Faith and the Borton family; children Barbara, Bruce, and Haroldine; and friends such as Theodore Sizer and Duncan Phillips.

Correspondence is arranged in rough chronological order. Harold Weston's correspondence relating to his participation in associations and organizations is found in Series 4.

Box Folder
1 20 1894
1 21 circa 1900
1 22 1906
1 23 1907
1 24 circa 1910s
1 25 1910
1 26 1911
1 27 1913
1 28 1914
1 29 1915
1 30-31 1916
(2 folders)
1 32-33 1917
(2 folders)
1 34 1918
1 35 1919
1 36 circa 1920s
1 37 1920
1 38 1922
1 39 1923
Box Folder
2 1 1923
2 2-4 1924
(3 folders)
2 5-8 1925
(4 folders)
2 9-10 1926
(2 folders)
2 11-13 1927
(3 folders)
2 14-15 1928
(2 folders)
2 16 1929
2 17 circa 1930s
2 18 1930
2 19 1931
2 20 1932
2 21 1933
2 22-23 1934
(2 folders)
2 24 1935
2 25-26 1936
(2 folders)
2 27-28 1937
(2 folders)
Box Folder
3 1-2 1938
(2 folders)
3 3 1939
3 4 circa 1940s
3 5 1940
3 6 1941
3 7 1942
3 8 1943
3 9 1944
3 10 1945
3 11 1946
3 12 1947
3 13 1948
3 14 1949
3 15 circa 1950s
3 16 1950
3 17 1951
3 18 1952
3 19 1953
3 20 1954
3 21 1955
3 22 1956
3 23 1957
3 24 1958
3 25 1959
3 26 circa 1960s
3 27 1960
3 28 1961
3 29 1962
3 30 1963
3 31 1964
3 32 1965
3 33 1966
3 34 1967
3 35 1968
3 36 1969
3 37 1970
(See also Box 47)
3 38 1971
3 39 1972
3 40 1975
3 41 Condolences, 1972-1973
3 42 Weston Family Holiday Cards, 1918-1969
3 43 Holiday Cards from Others, 1920s-1960s
3 44 Fragments, 1920s
3 45 Harold Weston's Postcards from France, 1927-1928
3 46 Faith Weston's European Postcards, 1957
Box
47 Oversized Correspondence, 1970
(From Box 3, Folder 37)

Series 3: Personal Business and Financial records, 1912-1977
(Box 4; 0.4 linear feet)

Scattered records relating to Harold Weston's career include art receipts and expenses; art awards; consignment and loan information; delivery receipts; exhibition agreements; hand-drawn gallery and exhibition plans; framing invoices; insurance records; legal informating relating to Weston's affiliation Boyer Gallery; pricelists and inventories of works of art; and records of sales. Other materials include gift acknowledgements; a copy of Harold Weston's application for the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation from 1933; his will; materials regarding Weston's involvement with the Overseas Museum Project; an inventory of materials donated to Syracuse University; and cancelled stock.

Galleries represented in this series are those at which Weston held exibitions, sold, or lent works of art, including Boyer Galleries, Corcoran Gallery, the Gallery in Paoli, Montross Gallery, the Phillips Collection, and Studio House Galleries.

Files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder
4 1 Art Receipts and Expenses, 1938-1949
4 2 Awards and Prizes Information, 1938
4 3 Consignment Receipts, 1937
4 4 Delivery Receipts and Inventories, 1964-1965
4 5 Donations to Syracuse University, Inventory, 1966 April
4 6 Exhibition Agreements, 1956-1967
4 7 Exhibition and Gallery Plans, 1934-1950
4 8 List of Exhibitions, circa 1939
4 9 Financial Notes, circa 1919
4 10 Framing Invoices, 1940s
4 11 Gift Acknowledgements, 1961-1973
4 12 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Application, 1933
4 13 Insurance Records, 1968-1972
4 14 Invitation Lists, circa 1950
4 15 Invoices, 1933-1968
4 16 Legal Information, Boyer Galleries, 1949
4 17 Loan Agreements, 1936, circa 1960
4 18 Miscellaneous Bills and Receipts, circa 1940-1960
4 19 Montross Exhibition, 1930
4 20 Museum and Gallery List, circa 1940s
4 21 Overseas Museum Project, 1957
4 22-25 Pricelists and Inventories, 1920s-1977
(4 folders)
4 26 Records of Sales, 1927
4 27 Stock, Cancelled, 1912, 1976
4 28 Will, 1966
4 29 Works of Art, Sent to Warehouse, 1975
4 30 Works of Art, at Boyer Galleries, circa 1940s

Series 4: Associations and Organizations, 1916-1972
(Box 4-10, 46-47; 6.5 linear feet)

This series contains all materials relating to the numerous associations and organizations within which Harold Weston was a member or involved.

The Associations and Organizations series is arranged as 10 subseries:

4.1: Adirondack Trail Improvement Society records, 1960s-1969
(Box 4; 2 folders)

Scattered documents include some correspondence with Harold Weston, who served as Chairman of the Adirondack Trail Improvement Society and printed materials. Stationery displays a logo for the society designed by Weston.

Box Folder
4 31 Correspondence, circa 1960s
4 32 Printed Materials, 1969

4.2: Committee to Defend America records, 1940-1942
(Box 4; 0.4 linear feet)

Harold Weston served as Chairman of the Keene and Essex County chapters of the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (CDA.) The CDA promoted the idea that America should support Britain financially in order to avoid entering the war. Records found in this subseries include correspondence between the National Committee of the CDA, Harold Weston, and others; clippings; financial records; meeting minutes and records; newsletters and bulletins; notes; a petition; printed materials; typescripts of statements and speeches given to promote the CDA, some of which have notes by Weston; suggestions from the National Committee for local chairmen; and miscellany.

Box Folder
4 33-37 Correspondence, 1940-1942
(5 folders)
4 38 Clippings, 1940-1941
4 39 Essay Contest, circa 1940s
4 40 Financial Records, 1940-1941
4 41 Lists, circa 1940s
4 42 Meetings Information, 1941
4 43 Newsletters and Bulletins, 1941-1942
4 44 Notes, circa 1940s
4 45 Petition, circa 1940s
4 46 Printed Materials, circa 1940s
4 47 Statements and Speeches, circa 1940s
4 48 Stationery, circa 1940s
4 49 Suggestions for Local Chairmen, circa 1940

4.3: Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors records, 1940-1968
(Box 4-5; 0.3 linear feet)

Harold Weston served as president for the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors in the 1950s and remained a member into the 1960s. Filed here are audio recordings and other documentation of "An Evening with Louise Nevelson," February 28th, 1967; clippings and other printed materials; scattered correspondence; membership and meetings information; materials relating to the Museum Gift Plan; and documents relating to the history of the association. Also found are Weston's notes taken during a discussion on sculptors by sculptors in 1954. Sculptors present during the discussion include: Caparn, Harkavy, Kekakis, Model, Nevelson, Simkhovitch, Stillman, Vargis, Weschler, and Wingate.

Box Folder
4 50-52 "An Evening with Louise Nevelson," File and Audio Recordings, 1967 February 28
(3 folders)
4 53 Clippings, 1954-1955
4 54 Correspondence, 1966-1971
4 55 Meeting Information, 1954-1971
4 56 Membership Information, 1940-1968
Box Folder
5 1 Museum Gift Plan, 1954-1967
5 2 "Notes on Discussion of Sculpture Today by Sculptors," 1954 February 27
5 3 Organizational History, 1940-1967
5 4-7 Printed Materials, 1942-1968
(4 folders)

4.4: Food for Freedom records, 1943-1949
(Box 5; 11 folders)

Harold Weston organized Food for Freedom in 1943 for providing American aid to refugees in Europe and Asia. He served as Executive Director. Scattered documentation of the organization include clippings and other printed materials; correspondence; financial records from the early 1950s; a copy of a sermon delivered by Reverend A. Powell Davies from All Souls' Church in Washington, D.C. on November 10, 1946 entitled "Lest the Living Forget"; notes; organizational history; materials for a proposed book by Weston concerning Food for Freedom; and records of speeches given by Weston.

Box Folder
5 8 Articles and Clippings, 1940s
5 9 Correspondence, 1944-1949
5 10 Financial Records, 1950-1953
5 11 "Lest the Living Forget," 1946
5 12 National Consumers Food Conference Materials, 1943 October 27-28
5 13 Notes, circa 1949
5 14 Organizational History, circa 1947
5 15 Press Releases, 1946
5 16 Printed Materials, 1943-1949
5 17 Proposed Book, 1940s
5 18 Weston's Speech Records, 1946

4.5: International Association of the Plastic Arts/International Art Association records, 1954-1972
(Box 5-7, 46; 2 linear feet)

Weston served as President of the U.S. Committee of the International Association of the Plastic Arts/International Art Association (IAPA)from 1961-1967. Records include a copy of Arts and Artists signed by IAPA delegates; articles and clippings; reports; correspondence; holiday cards from IAPA delegates - many of which are handmade or original works of art; financial documents; membership and meeting information; notes; organizational history; photographs of IAPA delegates and works of art displayed during the 1963 conference held in New York City, and other documents of the conference; and records from the World Academy of Arts and Sciences connected with the IAPA.

Box Folder
5 19 Art and Artists -- Signed by IAPA Delegates, 1963
5 20-21 Articles and Clippings, 1954-1966
(2 folders)
5 22 Concerning Memorials to Weston, 1972
5 23-29 Correspondence, 1956-1972
(7 folders)
5 30-31 Holiday Cards, 1960-1970
(2 folders)
5 32 "Decisions", 1971 October 29
5 33 Financial Information, 1963-1969
5 34 "IAPA Reel," 1963
(See also Box 46)
5 35 Interview with Harold Weston, 1965
Box Folder
6 1-2 Membership and Staff Information, 1960-1969
(2 folders)
6 3-10 Meetings Information, 1960-1970
(8 folders)
6 11 Materials in French, Concerning Meetings, circa 1969
6 12 Notes, circa 1960s
6 13-14 Organizational History, 1963-1970
(2 folders)
6 15 Photographs, 1960-1963
6 16 Press Kit, 1963 October 6-12
6 17-21 Printed Materials, 1955-1971
(5 folders)
Box Folder
7 1-2 Printed Materials, 1955-1971
(2 folders)
7 3-4 Printed Materials, Not IAPA, 1960s
(2 folders)
7 5-6 Questionaire and Responses, circa 1966
(2 folders)
7 7 Reports and Proposals, 1961-1970
7 8 Schedule for Delegates and Observers, circa 1963
7 9-11 World Academy of Arts and Sciences Materials, 1963-1970
Box
46 "IAPA Reel" Recording, 1963
(From Box 5, Folder 34)

4.6: National Council on the Arts and Government records, 1954-1972
(Box 7-10, 46; 2.5 linear feet)

Harold Weston was a founder of the National Council on the Arts and Government and served as Vice President and President. The group helped to pass legislation forming the National Endowment for the Arts. Found here are annual reports; a ceremonial letter and pen signed by Mayor Robert F. Wagner; clippings; extensive congressional information regarding bills, committees, and testimony; correspondence and memoranda; financial and legal information; grant proposals; lists; membership and meetings information; notes; organizational history; Patron of the Arts Committees information; petitions; a press kit; printed materials; programs information; reports; resolutions; speeches by Weston; and writings.

Box Folder
7 12-13 Annual Reports, 1957-1969
(2 folders)
7 14 Annual Reports, Proofs, 1957-1969
7 15 Ceremonial Letter and Pen, 1962
7 16-22 Clippings, 1957-1970
(7 folders)
Box Folder
8 1-9 Congressional Information, 1956-1970
(9 folders)
8 10 Congressional Testimony Given by Weston, 1960-1967
8 11-17 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1956-1972
(7 folders)
Box Folder
9 1-4 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1956-1972
(4 folders)
9 5 Financial and Legal Information, 1963-1968
9 6 Grant Proposal, circa 1962
9 7 Interviews with Weston Concerning NCAG, 1956-1965
9 8 Invitation and Guest List, circa 1960s
9 9 Membership Information, 1962-1965
9 10-11 Meetings Information, 1950-1970
(2 folders)
9 12-14 Notes and Drafts, circa 1960s
(3 folders)
9 15-16 Organizational History, 1954-1968
(2 folders)
9 17 Patron of the Arts Committees, 1962
9 18 Petitions, 1956
9 19 Press Kit, 1966
9 20-23 Printed Materials, 1960s
(4 folders)
9 24 Printed Materials, Not NCAG, 1958-1965
9 25 Proposed Bill, 1960 May
9 26 Program Plans, 1966-1968
9 27 Recordings, 1957, 1965
(See also Box 46)
9 28-29 Reports, 1960s-1965
9 30 Resolutions, 1957-1960
9 31 Speeches and Reports by Weston, 1960s
9 32 Tributes to Members, 1965
9 33 "Who Pays the Piper," by Weston circa 1960
Box Folder
10 1-2 Writings, 1961-1968
(2 folders)
Box
46 Recordings, from 10th Anniversary Dinner, 1965
(From Box 9, Folder 27)

4.7: National Endowment for the Arts records, 1961-1972
(Box 10; 0.3 linear feet)

Scattered materials include clippings; congressional documents about bills, committees, and members; correspondence; drafts; financial materials; organizational history; and printed materials from the NEA and other organizations of interest. Information relating to programs funded by the National Endowment for the Arts is filed under Programs Information and contains materials from 1967-1972. Due to it's close affiliation between the National Council on the Arts and Government, some materials from the National Endowment for the Arts may be in the previous series.

Box Folder
10 3 Clippings, 1968-1972
10 4 Congressional Information, 1965-1968
10 5 Correspondence, 1966-1969
10 6 Drafts and Proposals, 1960s
10 7 Financial Information, 1969-1970
10 8 Notes, circa 1960s
10 9 Organizational History, 1967-1972
10 10 Printed Material, 1966-1969
10 11 Printed Material, Not NEA, circa 1960s
10 12-13 Programs Information, 1967-1972
(2 folders)

4.8: New York State Council for the Arts records, 1960s-1969
(Box 10; 2 folders)

Harold Weston helped to establish the New York State Council for the Arts through his involment in the National Council on the Arts and Government. Materials found include clippings, records from the Committee to Beautify New York City, correspondence, meeting records, organizational history, and printed materials.

Box Folder
10 14 Clippings, 1965
10 15-17 Committee to Beautify New York City records, 1966-1969
(3 folders)
10 18 Correspondence, 1966-1970
10 19 Meetings Information, 1970
10 20 Organizational History, 1957-1970
10 21 Printed Material, 1967-1971

4.9: Reconstruction Service Committee records, circa 1940s-1942
(Box 10; 5 folders)

Harold Weston served on the Reconstruction Service Committee, established to assist projected rebuilding efforts in Europe. Scattered records include a clipping, correspondence detailing problems the RSC faced in the naming of their group and finding leadership and sponsorship, memoranda, notes, and a proposal for the Civilian Rehabiliation Corps.

Box Folder
10 22 Clipping, circa 1942
10 23 Correspondence, 1942
10 24 Memoranda, circa 1942
10 25 Notes, circa 1940s
10 26 Proposal for the Civilian Rehabilitation Corps, 1942

4.10: Young Men's Christian Association, Baghdad records, 1916-1919
(Box 10, 47; 0.2 linear feet)

Weston served with the YMCA, Baghdad in World War I and volunteered with the Baghdad Art Club. Records are from both the YMCA and the Baghdad Art Club and consist of exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, correspondence and memoranda between Weston and YMCA volunteers and others, YMCA holiday cards designed by Weston, financial materials, organizational history, a letter of introduction for Harold Weston written in Farsi and a hand-drawn map of rural areas outside Baghdad, YMCA announcements and newsletters, notes, photographs of the Baghdad Art Club exhibition of 1918 and a photo the YMCA Baghdad staff from 1917, YMCA printed materials, and a "University Plan" intended as an educational program for use in Mesopotamia.

Box Folder
10 27 Baghdad Art Club Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1918
10 28 Clippings, Concerning Exhibitions, circa 1917
10 29-30 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1916-1919
(2 folders)
10 31 Holiday Cards, Designed by Weston, 1917-1919
10 32 Financial Information, 1919
10 33 Organizational History, Baghdad Art Club, 1919
10 34 Letter of Introduction in Farsi and Map of Persia, 1919
10 35 Newsletters and Announcements, 1919
10 36 Notes, circa 1918
10 37 Photographs, 1917-1918
(See also Box 47)
10 38-40 Printed Materials, 1917-1919
(3 folders)
10 41 Rules of the YMCA, 1918
10 42 "University Plan," 1918
Box
47 Oversized Photographs, 1917
(From Box 10, Folder 37)

Series 5: Commissions and Project Files, 1935-1965
(Box 10-12, OV 1; 1.4 linear feet)

The Commissions and Project Files series is arranged into 2 subseries:

5.1: Building the United Nations, 1949-1965
(Box 10-11, 47; 1 linear foot)

Harold Weston began his painting of the building of the United Nations buildings in New York City in 1949. Found are all materials relating to the painting within the Harold Weston papers including clippings; a list of members belonging to the Committee for the Gift to the United Nations of Harold Weston's Painting Building the United Nations; correspondence, much of which relates to fundraising for the donation of the paintings; financial and fundraising materials; an interview with Weston by Mary Ellen Thomson concerning the paintings; legal documents; photographs including installations, black and white, color and matted photos of the works, and research and reference photos; proposals and estimates for donation; and a proposal for "Voices of Destiny," a U.N. documentary.

Box Folder
10 43 Clippings, 1950-1957
10 44 Committee for the Gift to the United Nations of Harold Weston's Painting Building the United Nations members, 1954 January
10 45-47 Correspondence, 1949-1965
(3 folders)
Box Folder
11 1-3 Correspondence, 1949-1965
(3 folders)
11 4 Financial Information, 1953-1954
11 5 Fundraising Materials, 1956
11 6 Insurance Policies, 1952-1956
11 7 Interview with Weston by Mary Ellen Thomson, circa 1950
11 8 Legal Documents, 1952
11 9 Photographs, Installations, circa 1955
11 10-13 Photographs of Works of Art, Black and White, circa 1952
(See also Box 47; 4 folders)
11 14-20 Photographs of Works of Art, Color and Matted, circa 1951
(7 folders)
11 21 Photographs, Research and Reference, circa 1949
11 22 Propsals and Estimates, circa 1950s
11 23 "Voices of Destiny," Proposal, 1952
Box
47 Oversized Photos of Works of Art, 1952
(From Box 11, Folder 10)

5.2: Procurement Building Murals, 1935-1964
(Box 11-12, OV 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Harold Weston's murals for the Procurement Building at 7th St SW and D ST SW in Washington, D.C. were completed under the Treasury Relief Art Project of the federal Works Progress Administration. Found here are clippings, correspondence concerning Weston's affiliation with the Treasury Relief Art Project, a description and other interpretive materials about the murals written and compiled by Weston, exhibtion catalogs and other printed materials, notes about the execution and restoration of the works, photographs and negatives, proposals and plans, preliminary sketches, and Harold Weston's time cards for the art project.

Box Folder
11 24 Clippings, 1930s-1940s
11 25 Correspondence, 1935-1938
11 26 Description of Murals by Weston, circa 1958
11 27 Exhibition Catalogs, 1936-1937
11 28 Map of the United States, circa 1939
11 29 Notes, circa 1940s
11 30 Notes, Restoration, 1964
11 31 Notes, Paint and Materials Used, 1936
11 32-36 Photographs of Murals, circa 1940
(5 folders)
11 37-38 Photographs of Murals, Matted, circa 1936-1938
Box Folder
12 1-2 Photographs of Murals, Matted, circa 1936-1938
(2 folders)
12 3 Photographs of Murals, Negatives, 1938
12 4-6 Photographs of Murals, Research, 1930s
(3 folders)
12 7 Press Release, 1938 June 1
12 8 Proposals and Plans, circa 1936
12 9 Sketches, circa 1936
(See also OV 1)
12 10 Treasury Department Bulletin, 1935 May-June
12 11 Time Reports, 1936-1938
Box
OV 1 Oversized Sketches, circa 1936
(From Box 12, Folder 9)

Series 6: Freedom in the Wilds records, late 1960s-1976
(Box 12-13; 1.8 linear feet)

Found are all materials relating to Harold Weston's book Freedom in the Wilds (1971), written by Weston as an autobiographical account of his experiences as a painter in the Adirondacks. Records include legal and financial papers, an appeal for financial contributions, correspondence concerning the book, handwritten and typescript drafts including those that are annotated and a precursor to the book entitled "Saga of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve," lists, copy editing notes, photographs and negatives, printed materials, proofs, and published copies of the book.

Box Folder
12 12 Agreement 1971
12 13 Appeal for Contributions, 1970-1971
12 14 Bills and Invoices, 1971
12 15 Contributions, circa 1970
12 16-19 Correspondence, 1970-1973
(4 folders)
12 20 Correspondence, Thanks, 1971-1972
12 21 Correspondence, Faith Weston, 1971-1976
12 22 Drafts, Annotated, circa 1970
12 23-24 Drafts, Deleted Chapters, 1971
(2 folders)
12 25 Drafts, "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," 1971
12 26-30 Drafts, General 1971
(5 folders)
12 31 Drafts, Fragments, circa 1971
12 32 Financial Materials, circa 1970s
12 33 Illustration Printing Information, circa 1971
Box Folder
13 1 Legal Agreements, 1971-1972
13 2 Library Lists, circa 1972
13 3 Lists, Photographs Needed, circa 1972
13 4-5 Manuscript Draft, circa late 1960s
(2 folders)
13 6 Notes, Copy Editor, circa 1971
13 7 Notes, Layout, 1970
13 8 Notes, Lists, circa 1970
13 9 Order Forms, circa 1972
13 10 Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1970
13 11-12 Photographs, Reproduced in Book, circa 1970
(2 folders)
13 13 Photographs, Negatives, circa 1970
13 14 Press Releases, 1971
13 15 Printed Material, 1972-1977
13 16 Printing Information, 1971
13 17 Promotional Materials, circa 1971
13 18-21 Proofs, circa 1971
(4 folders)
13 22 Proofs, "Cut Galley," 1972 June 21
13 23 Proofs, "Master Proof," circa 1972
13 24 Proofs, No Corrections, 1971
13 25 Proofs, With Illustration, circa 1971
13 26 Reviews, 1972
13 27-28 "Saga of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve" Draft, circa late 1960s
(2 folders)
13 29 Tax and Royalty Information, 1971
13 30 Text Corrections, 1972
13 31 Hardback, 1971
13 32 Paperback, 1971 October 1

Series 7: Writings and Notes, 1912-1975
(Box 13-14; 0.6 linear feet)

Writings are by Harold Weston, family members, and others. Writings by Weston include a thesis on painting and art from 1915, writings about his travels in the Middle East, articles concerning art and short stories, poems written while in school and to Helen Babbott, academic papers and notes, notes, diary notes, annotated picture postcards from a trip to Europe in 1957, and remarks made my Weston at an annniversary dinner for the Philadelphia Ethical Society.

Writings by others are by Duncan Phillips, Paul Rosenfeld, Barbara Weston, and Faith Weston. Barbara Weston's "How I Became What I Am" discusses her parents' relationship and her time spent with them. Faith Weston's writings include poetry and notes, and a day diary written while in Europe in 1957. Also found are memorials to Harold Weston, notes labeled "Leaves from a Scrapbook" probably by Weston, general lists, and lists of works of art.

Box Folder
13 By Harold Weston
13 33 "Landscape Painting and Italian Art," 1915
Box Folder
14 By Harold Weston
14 1 "The Campaign in Mesopotamia," circa 1918
14 2 "Six Summer Argonauts--Their Log," circa 1920s
14 3 "Persian Caravan Sketches," 1921
14 4 "Functioning of Color," circa 1930s
14 5 "Paul Looks at Paintings," circa 1930s
14 6 "Going Home," circa 1940
14 7 "A Painter Speaks," 1938
14 8 "Cast They Bread Upon the Waters," 1953-1955
14 9 "Proposed Federal Advisory Commission on the Arts," 1956 March 12
14 10 "Voice of the American Artist," 1958 March 12
14 11 "Nathaniel Dirk," circa 1960
(Probably by Weston)
14 By Others
14 12 "The Rose Arbour", by Unknown, circa 1914
14 13 "#77--Drama in One Act", by Cecil, 1919
14 14 "Harold Weston's Adventure", by Paul Rosenfeld, 1930
14 15 "The Artist Sees Differently", by Duncan Phillips, 1932
14 16 "Illustration, Why Taboo?", Phillips Gallery, circa 1932
14 17 "How I Became What I Am", by Barbara Weston, 1944
14 18 "News Osterreich", by Unknown, 1960 October 5
14 19 Poetry by Weston, to Helen Babbott, 1921
14 20-21 Poetry by Weston, with Corrections, circa 1921
(2 folders)
14 22 Poetry by Faith Weston, circa 1920s
14 23-24 Academic Papers and Notes, 1912-1916
(2 folders)
14 25 Annotated Postcards, circa 1950s
14 26 Philadelphia Ethical Society Anniversary Speech by Weston, 1955 April 24
14 27 Speech Notes, Illustrated Talks on Persia, 1920
14 28 Speech Notes, Drafts, 1933-1969
14 29 Speech Notes, General, 1950s-1960s
14 30 Notes, Diary by Harold Weston, circa 1912-1917
14 31 Notes, Day Diary by Faith Weston, 1957
14 32 Notes, Concerning Middle East and World War I, 1917
14 33 Notes, From Europe, circa 1957
14 34-35 Notes, General, circa 1920s-1960s
(2 folders)
14 36 Notes, Faith Weston, circa 1975
14 37 Memorials to Weston, 1941-1954
14 38 "Leaves from a Scrapbook," 1941-1954
14 39 Lists, circa 1940s
14 40-41 Lists, Works of Art, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)

Series 8: Artworks and Artifacts, circa 1917-1967
(Box 14, 21; 0.6 linear feet)

Artwork by Harold Weston include a bookplate, one etching, sketches and watercolors, including several of Baghdad during World War I, and two woodcuts, including a 1924 holiday card. There are also copperplates of "Shroud" and Building the United Nations, which were used in the Harvard Alumni Bulletin, as well as unidentified sketches by others.

Box Folder
14 42 Bookplate, 1948
14 43 Copperplate, "Shroud," circa 1950s
(See also Box 21)
14 44 Copperplate, "Building of the United Nations," circa 1957
(See also Box 21)
14 45 Etching, circa 1960s
14 46 Illustrated Invitation, circa 1917
14 47 Sketches, Baghdad in World War I, circa 1918
14 48 Sketches, Bedowin, circa 1918
14 49-51 Sketches, General, circa 1920s-1950s
(3 folders)
14 52-53 Sketches, Watercolor, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
14 54 Woodcut, Baghdad, [1966]
14 55 Woodcut, Holiday Card, 1924
14 56 Sketches and Etching, not by Weston, 1924-1967
Box
21 Oversized Copperplates, circa 1950s
(From Box 14, Folder 43-44)

Series 9: Printed Material, circa 1900-1978
(Box 15-18, 47; 2.5 linear feet)

Printed materials include art related publications and magazines, news clippings on many topics, exhibition announcements and catalogs, guides and maps from the Middle East, Harvard and Haverford School publications, materials concerning the production of Henry IV at Harvard for which Weston designed the sets, invitations and programs, materials depicting illustrations by Weston, and others, and a Royal Air Force guide to describing aerial photographs from 1918 entitled Notes on Aerial Photogrpahy, Part II.

Box Folder
14 57 Admission Tickets, 1950
14 58 Art Related Publications, circa 1950s
14 59 Associations Materials, Various, circa 1950s-1960s
14 60-61 Blank Postcards, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
14 62 Calendars, 1960s
(See also Box 47)
14 Clippings
14 63 Exhibitions, 1920s-1970s
14 64 French Publications, circa 1922
14 65 Government Affiliations, 1950s-1960s
14 66 Henry IV, 1916
14 67 The Nation, 1947
14 68 The New Republic, 1920-1921
Box Folder
15 Clippings
15 1-3 Travels, 1916-1920
(3 folders)
15 4 Studies for Sculpture, circa 1920s
15 5 World Magazine, 1921
15 6-11 General, About Weston, 1920-1972
(6 folders)
15 12 General, Weston's Art, 1920s-1950s
15 13 General, Art Related, 1950s-1960s
15 14-15 General, Not About Weston, 1940s-1970s
(2 folders)
15 16-17 Exhibition Announcements, 1922-1976
(2 folders)
15 18-25 Exhibition Catalogs, 1922-1976
(8 folders)
Box Folder
16 1-7 Exhibition Catalogs, 1922-1976
(7 folders)
16 8-11 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1960s
(4 folders)
16 12 Exhibition Reviews, circa 1925-1935
16 13 Foreign Publications about Weston, 1930-1933
16 14 Gallery Tags, 1925-1958
16 15 Guide Maps of the Middle East, circa 1900-1919
16 16 Harvard Alumni Materials, 1952-1971
16 17-20 Harvard Lampoon Issues, 1911-1916
16 21 Harvard Lampoon, 1876-1951--75th Anniversary, circa 1951
16 22 Haverford School Quarterly, 1972
16 23 Henry IV, Programs, 1916
16 24 Henry IV, Weston's Copy with Notes, circa 1916
16 25 Invitations and Programs, 1955-1969
16 26 Invitations for Weston's Talks, 1920-circa 1935
16 27 Illustrated by Weston, 1914-1918
Box Folder
17 1 Magazines, Articles on Weston, 1930-1939
17 2 Miscellaneous, Art Related, 1942-1966
17 3 Pamphlets, 1950s-1966
17 4 Phillips Memorial Gallery Publications, 1930-1931
17 5 Press Releases, 1950s
17 6-7 Reproductions of Works of Art by Weston, 1920s-1970s
(2 folders)
17 8-10 Reproductions of Works of Art Not by Weston, 1920s-1960s
(3 folders)
17 11 School Seals, circa 1908-1916
17 12 Asia: The American Magazine on the Orient, 1920 October
17 13 Color Mediums, circa 1910s
17 14 Harold Weston, by Ben Wolf, 1978
17 15 Iraq--Photographic Slides, by Oliver F. Butler, circa 1919
17 16 Language of Design, by C. Law Watkins, 1946
17 17 Magazine of Art, 1939 January
17 18 National Geographic, 1921
17 19 New Forces in American Art, circa 1938
17 20 Notes on Aerial Photography, Part II, 1918
17 21 Painters and Sculptors and Modern Activity, 1942
17 22 Problems of Authenticity in American Art, 1942
Box
47 Oversized Calendars, 1960s
(From Box 14, Folder 62)

Series 10: Scrapbooks, circa 1963-1977
(Box 17-18; 0.5 linear feet)

Two scrapbooks were compiled by Faith Weston about Harold. The first contains materials mostly from the IAPA conference in 1963 which includes a photograph of and best wishes from President John F. Kennedy for the success of the IAPA conference. The second scrapbook consists primarily of clippings about Harold Weston's career as a painter. It was created in 1977 and contains materials dating from 1917 to 1977.

Materials have been removed from their binders but kept in original order.

Box Folder
17 Scrapbook 1
17 23 Front Cover, circa 1963
17 24 Loose Documents Tucked into Scrapbook, circa 1963
17 25 Pages 1-4, circa 1963
17 26 Pages 5-8, circa 1963
17 27 Pages 9-12, circa 1963
17 28 Pages 13-16, circa 1963
17 29 Pages 17-20, circa 1963
17 30 Pages 21-24, circa 1963
17 31 Pages 25-28, circa 1963
17 32 Pages 29-32, circa 1963
17 33 Pages 33-36, circa 1963
17 34 Binder Covers, circa 1963
Box Folder
18 Scrapbook 2
18 1 Introduction Notes by Faith Weston, 1977 November 18
18 2 Volume 1--1917-1927, 1977
18 3 Volume 2--1927-1931, 1977
18 4 Volume 3--1931-1934, 1977
18 5 Volume 4--1934-1938, 1977
18 6 Volume 5--1938-1952, 1977
18 7-8 Volume 6--1977 July 5, 1977
(2 folders)
18 9 Volume 7--Added Inserts, 1977
18 10 Volume 8--Added Inserts, 1977

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1900-1975
(Box 18-20, 22-45, 47; 4.2 linear feet)

This series includes Harold Weston's personal photographs, photographs of works of art, travel photos, and negatives. Personal photographs are of Weston, his family and friends, exhibitions, and his studio. Images of Weston's studio were taken by Faith in 1975 and depict the space as he left it before his death. Also found is a portrait of Weston's artist friend, Dorothy Paris. Travel photgraphs are of France, the Adirondacks, and cities throughout the Middle East including locations in present day Iraq, Iran, India. Photographs of works of art include Weston's paintings and sculpture as well as works of art not by Weston but owned by the family or displayed in their home in France.

Also found are 122 glass plate negatives of works of art painted by Weston in France between 1926-1930. Although Faith Weston supplied a list of works included in each box, it is unlikely that the order was maintained over the years. There are approximately one hundred lantern slides of scenes and people throughout the Middle East, most likely used by Weston in lectures, speeches, and talks.

Another set of glass plate negatives belonged to S.B. Weston, Harold's father, and are Adirondack scenes. Most of the plates are outdoor images although there is one photo of Harold Weston and his brother Carl as children. Although most of the slides are unlabeled, whenever possible an attempt has been made to identify them on the slide sleeve.

All glass plates and lantern slides have been removed from their original cases, but the cases have been saved in in Boxes 19 and 22. An attempt has been made to identify each of the lantern slides and these are grouped together by city or "scenes" such as agriculture or caravaning.

Box Folder
18 11 of the Artist, circa 1916-1952
18 12 of Weston's Studio, 1975 March 6
18 13 of Weston, Family and Friends, 1919-circa 1940s
18 14 of Weston and Friends, circa 1918
18 15 of Weston and Others, 1938, 1965
18 16 of Dorothy Paris, circa 1920s
18 17 "Summer, 1919," 1919
18 18 Exibitions, General, circa 1947-1970s
18 19 Installations at St. Lawrence University, 1970 March 3
18 20 Harold Weston's Snow Shoes, 1940 December
18 21 Adirondacks, circa 1920
18 22 YMCA Camp Photo [?], circa 1919
18 23-26 France, Spain, and North Africa, circa 1926
(4 folders)
18 27 India, circa 1919
18 28 Hamadan, Iran, circa 1917-1919
18 29 Baghdad, Crowds and People, circa 1917-1919
18 30-33 Iraq and "Persia", circa 1917-1919
(See also Box 47; 4 folders)
18 34-39 Baghdad, Scenes, circa 1917-1919
(7 folders)
18 40 List of Middle East Photographs, circa 1919
18 Works of Art
18 41 Self-Portraits, circa 1922-1930s
18 42 Portrait of Faith Weston, 1923
18 43-47 Portraits of Unidentified Figures, circa 1920s-1940s
(5 folders)
18 48-51 Landscapes Scenes, circa 1920s-1960s
(4 folders)
Box Folder
20 Works of Art
20 1-2 Landscapes Scenes, circa 1922-1960s
20 3 Paintings, circa 1960s-1970s
20 4 Sculpture, 1924
20 5 Sculpture, Now Destroyed, circa 1923
20 6 Sculpture, Terracotta, circa 1920s
20 7 Stone Series, circa 1971
20 8-10 General, circa 1920s-1960s
(3 folders)
20 11 By Others, Owned by Weston, circa 1920s-1930s
20 12-13 Negatives, circa 1950s-1960s
(2 folders)
20 14 By Others, circa 1920s-1950
Box Folder
23 Glass Plate Negatives of Works of Art
23 1 Faith Weston's List of Works in Boxes, circa 1970s
23 2 Box 1, Slides 86-87, 91, 93, circa 1920s
23 3 Box 1, Slides 96, 98, 123, circa 1920s
23 4 Box 1, Slides 125, 128-129, circa 1920s
23 5 Box 2, Slides 30, 32, 34, circa 1920s
Box Folder
24 Glass Plate Negatives of Works of Art
24 1 Box 2, Slides 35-37, circa 1920s
24 2 Box 2, Slides 38, 76, 121, circa 1920s
24 3 Box 3, Slides 75, 81, 95, 118, circa 1920s
24 4 Box 3, Slides 124, 127, 130, circa 1920s
Box Folder
25 Glass Plate Negatives of Works of Art
25 1 Box 4, Slides 25, 42-43, 46, circa 1920s
25 2 Box 4, Slides 51, 61, 67, 69, circa 1920s
25 3 Box 4, Slides 72, 77-78, 84, circa 1920s
25 4 Box 4, Slides 92, circa 1920s
Box Folder
26 Glass Plate Negatives of Works of Art
26 1 Box 5, Slides 21, 23-24, 26, circa 1920s
26 2 Box 5, Slides 27-29, circa 1920s
26 3 Box 5, Slides 73, 119, 172, circa 1920s
26 4 Box 6, Slides 40-41, 44-45, circa 1920s
26 5 Box 6, Slides 62, 64, 70, 74, circa 1920s
Box Folder
27 Glass Plate Negatives of Works of Art
27 1 Box 6, Slides 79-80, 90, 97, circa 1920s
27 2 Box 7, Slides 39, 48-50, circa 1920s
27 3 Box 7, Slides 52, 60, 63, circa 1920s
27 4 Box 7, Slides 82, 85, 88 circa 1920s
27 5 Box 7, Slides 94, 122, 133, circa 1920s
27 6 Box 8, Slides 19, 20-22, circa 1920s
27 7 Box 8, Slides 131, circa 1920s
Box Folder
28 Glass Plate Negatives of Works of Art
28 1 Box 9, Slides 1-4, circa 1920s
28 2 Box 9, Slides 5-8, circa 1920s
28 3 Box 9, Slides 9-12, circa 1920s
28 4 Box 9, Slides 13-15, circa 1920s
Box Folder
29 Glass Plate Negatives of Works of Art
29 1 Box 10, Slides 16-18, 47, circa 1920s
29 2 Box 10, Slides 53-55, circa 1920s
29 3 Box 10, Slides 56-58, circa 1920s
29 4 Box 11, Slides 100-101, 103-104, circa 1920s
29 5 Box 11, Slides 105-107, 109, circa 1920s
Box Folder
30 Glass Plate Negatives of Works of Art
30 1 Box 12, Slides 102, 102, 110-111, circa 1920s
30 2 Box 12, Slides 112-115, circa 1920s
30 3 Box 12, Slides 116-117, 134-135, circa 1920s
Box Folder
31 Glass Plate Negatives of Works of Art
31 1-2 Miscellaneous Works of Art, circa 1920
(2 folders)
31 3 1920 Holiday Greeting, 1920
31 4 1920 Holiday Greeting, 1920
Box Folder
32 Glass Plate Negatives, Baghdad
32 1 Baghdad Art Club, Paintings and Drawings, circa 1918
32 2 Baghdad Scenes, circa 1918
Box Folder
33 Glass Plate Negatives, Baghdad
33 1 Middle East Scenes, circa 1918
Box
34-35 Glass Plate Negatives, S. Burns Weston, circa 1900
(2 boxes)
Box Folder
36 Lantern Slides, Middle East
36 1-2 Baghdad Scenes, circa 1920
(2 folders)
36 3 Baghdad Art Club, circa 1920
Box Folder
37 Lantern Slides, Middle East
37 1-3 Portraits and Group Photos in Middle East, circa 1920
(3 folders)
Box Folder
38 Lantern Slides, Middle East
38 1 Works of Art, Westons and Inidentified, circa 1920
38 2-3 Agricultural Scenes, circa 1920
(2 folders)
Box Folder
39 Lantern Slides, Middle East
39 1 Miscellaneous Photos, circa 1920
39 2-3 Esfahan Scenes, circa 1920
(2 folders)
Box Folder
40 Lantern Slides, Middle East
40 1 Esfahan Scenes, circa 1920
40 2-3 Kurdistan Scenes, circa 1920
(2 folders)
Box Folder
41 Lantern Slides, Middle East
41 1 Shiraz Scenes, circa 1920
41 2 Persepolis Scenes, circa 1920
41 3 Hamadan Scenes, circa 1920
Box Folder
42 Lantern Slides, Middle East
42 1 Caravaning Scenes, circa 1920
42 2-3 Ruins and Ancient Sites, circa 1920
(2 folders)
Box Folder
43 Lantern Slides, Middle East
43 1 Basrah and Caspian Region Scenes, circa 1920
43 2 Teheran and British Army Scenes, circa 1920
43 3 Miscellaneous Scenes, circa 1920
Box Folder
44 Lantern Slides, Middle East
44 1 Naqsh-e-Rustam and Yezdikhast Scenes, circa 1920
44 2 Tigris River Scenes, circa 1920
44 3 Miscellaneous City Scenes, circa 1920
Box Folder
45 Lantern Slides, Middle East
45 1-3 Miscellaneous Scenes, circa 1920
Box
47 Oversized Photo of Persepolis Ruins, circa 1920
(From Box 18, Folder 30)
Box
19 Lantern Slides Cases
Box
22 Glass Plate Negative Boxes