Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985

A Finding Aid to the Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985, in the Archives of American Art, by Rihoko Ueno

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Biographical Information

Perry Townsend Rathbone (1911-2000) was a prominent museum director who worked primarily in Boston and New York City. He was an early supporter of German Expressionism in America.

Rathbone was director of the City Art Museum of St. Louis from 1940-1955, moving on to direct the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from 1954-1972, where he led a period of extensive reform. After retiring from the museum, he worked for one year for the Chase Manhattan Bank as an art consultant. Rathbone worked as director and senior vice president of Christies USA auction house from 1973-1987. After 1987, he continued working at Christies as a consultant.

Rathbone was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1911 and grew up in New Rochelle, New York. He attended Harvard College, majoring in Art History and graduating in 1933. He then completed the graduate "museum course" taught by Professor Paul Sachs in 1934. The Paul Sachs museum course was famous for cultivating future directors at some of this country's most prestigious museums. After Harvard, Rathbone was appointed as curator of Alger House (later renamed the Grosse Pointe War Memorial), a branch of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Rathbone directed the ''Masterpieces of Art'' exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair. The success of the exhibit led to his appointment as director of the City Art Museum of St. Louis, Missouri in 1940 at the age of 29, making him the youngest American museum director at the time.

During World War II, Rathbone served in the U.S. Navy from late 1942-1945. He was a commissioned officer in charge of the Navy Art and Poster Section, Office of Public Relations in Washington, D.C. He supervised five Navy "combat artists," who painted naval battles and depicted the daily lives of soldiers. He also served as an officer in New Calcedonia. He separated from service as a Lieutenant Commander in late 1945. This collection does not contain records directly related to his military service. In 1945 Rathbone married Euretta de Cosson while on leave in Washington, D.C. They had three children together: Peter, Eliza, and Belinda.

Rathbone resumed his position as the director of the City Art Museum of St. Louis after the war. The Detroit Institute of Arts director William R. Valentiner introduced Rathbone to German Expressionism. Rathbone helped the German Expressionist painter Max Beckmann, labeled a ''degenerate artist'' by Hitler, and his wife immigrate to America and then arranged a teaching position for Beckmann at Washington University. Rathbone and Beckmann became close, and in 1948, Rathbone organized a Beckmann retrospective at the City Art Museum. Beckmann made a portrait of Rathbone and one of his wife Euretta. Rathbone gave the eulogy at Beckmann's funeral in 1950.

In 1955 Rathbone became the director of the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston. During his tenure there he expanded the museum by 80,000 square feet, doubled the staff, and oversaw the renovations of 57 of the Museum's 189 galleries. He mounted exhibitions of Rembrandt, Matisse, Modigliani, Cezanne, van Gogh and Courbet. The Boston Museum's first acquisitions of Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Constantine Brancusi, Paul Klee, Alberto Giacometti and other works by 20th-century artists occurred under Rathbone's directorship. Rathbone also served as curator of paintings and wrote the catalog essays for many of the museum's exhibitions. Working with Frances Weeks Hallowell, he established the first "Ladies Committee" for the museum, which substantially increased membership. He was appointed as Chevalier de L├ęgion d'Honneur by the French government in 1964.

In 1969, the Museum of Fine Arts purchased what was believed to be a Raphael portrait of Eleonora Gonzaga, 1505, from a Genoa art dealer. The work was meant to be the highlight of the museum's centennial celebration. However controversy arose when the Italian government alleged that the work was smuggled out of the country and the museum was forced to return the painting to the Italian government. The situation caused Rathbone to resign in 1972.

At the request of David Rockefeller, Rathbone became an art consultant to Chase Manhattan Bank for one year. In 1973, he became director of Christie's auction house in New York and senior vice president in 1977, working there until 1987, when he retired but still worked as a consultant.

Perry Townsend Rathbone died on January 22, 2000 at the age of 88.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of museum director Perry Townsend Rathbone measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1929 to 1985. The papers document Rathbone's career as museum director of the City Art Museum of St. Louis and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and his later work with Christie's New York office. Found within the papers are biographical materials, correspondence with friends and colleagues, writings, professional and project files, printed materials, and photographs, mostly of exhibitions.

Biographical materials contain curriculum vitae, biographical sketches, citations for honorary degrees and for Rathbone's appointment as Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, a passport, a transcript of an interview with Rathbone and articles written by others about Rathbone, including one by S. Lane Faison.

Correspondence is with Rathbone's friends and colleagues. Notable correspondents include Max Beckmann, Xavier Gonzalez, Hanns Swarzenski, Curt Valentin, Jane Sabersky, William R. Valentiner, and Marian Willard, among others. Rathbone knew several art historians and conservators who served in the U.S. Army as members of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section, also known as the Monuments Men. Correspondence with these colleagues is arranged together as a subseries and includes correspondence with S. Lane Faison, Thomas Carr Howe, Lamont Moore, Charles Parkhurst, Andrew Ritchie, George Leslie Stout, and Otto Wittman. Most of the correspondence with other Monuments Men is post World War II.

Writings by Rathbone consist of student papers, typescript drafts of articles and entries for exhibition catalogs, notes and notebooks from European trips, and lectures.

Professional files encompass a range of documents related to Rathbone's museum directorships, projects, travels and professional affiliations. The folders about his work at the City Art Museum of St. Louis and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, press releases and notes. There are also folders on specific projects such as the renovation of the historic Dederer-Blodgett House and Rathbone's membership on various art commissions and committees. Also found within this series are correspondence, notebooks, receipts, itineraries and vouchers for Rathbone's business trips to Europe and other locations while working for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Printed materials include news clippings, articles, press releases, a few art magazines and exhibition catalogues, and invitations to events. There are also black and white photographs of exhibitions, including a Max Beckmann exhibit, and a few images of Rathbone.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Subjects and Names

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

  • Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section.
  • Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950
  • Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc..
  • City Art Museum of St. Louis
  • Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006
  • Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993
  • Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994
  • Moore, Lamont
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • Parkhurst, Charles
  • Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff
  • Sabersky, Jane, 1911-1983
  • Stout, George L. (George Leslie)
  • Swarzenski, Hanns, 1903-1985
  • Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954
  • Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958
  • Willard, Marian, 1904-
  • Wittmann, Otto, 1911-2001
  • Interviews
  • Museum directors--Massachusetts--Boston
  • Photographs
  • Transcripts

Provenance

Perry Townsend Rathbone donated his paper to the Archives of American Art in 1977 and 1988.

Separated and Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview of Perry Townsend Rathbone conducted in 1975-1976 by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art's oral history program.

How the Collection was Processed

This collection was fully processed by Rihoko Ueno in October 2012 with funding provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Perry Townsend Rathbone 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

Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1930-1982
0.1 Linear feet; Box 1

This series contains Rathbone's curriculum vitaes; a Harvard textbook; biographical and autobiographical sketches; citations for honorary degrees from various universities and for his appointment as Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor; a passport and passport photographs; a transcript of an interview with Rathbone; articles about his professional achievements; and an obituary for his mother Beatrice Connely Rathbone.

The documents are arranged chronologically with the curriculum vitae grouped together at the start of the series.

Box Folder
1 1 Curriculum Vitae, circa 1940
1 2 Curriculum Vitae, 1945
1 3 Curriculum Vitae, circa 1967
1 4 Curriculum Vitae, circa 1982
1 5 Harvard Fine Arts 1d Textbook, 1930
1 6 Commemorative Poems, circa 1956, circa 1972
1 7 Short Bio for Harvard's 25th Annual Report, 1958
1 8 Northeastern University Honorary Degree, 1960
1 9 Beatrice Connely Rathbone Obituary, 1960
Beatrice Connely Rathbone was Perry T. Rathbone's mother.
1 10 Passport Photos, circa 1962
1 11 Passport, 1962-1967
1 12 Who's Who in America Biographical Sketch, 1962, 1966
1 13 Chevalier of the Legion of Honor Citation, 1965
1 14 "How to Become an Art Collector" by Leona Rubin, 1966
Article about Perry T. Rathbone.
1 15 Transcript of Interview with Perry Rathbone, 1967
1 16 Short Bio for Harvard 35th Anniversary Report, circa 1968
1 17 Suffolk University Honorary Degree, 1969
1 18 "MFA Boston: The Rathbone Years" by S. Lane Faison, circa 1971
1 19 National Cyclopedia of American Biography Profile, circa 1972
1 20 Professional Profile for WBOS Radio, 1972

Series 2: Correspondence, 1940-1985
1.1 Linear feet; Box 1-2

Correspondence is with friends, colleagues, and members of U.S. Army's Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives Section who went on to successful careers in the arts after World War II. The bulk of the correspondence is related to Rathbone's work as a museum director and dates from after the war. Correspondents include the German Expressionist painter Max Beckmann, Detroit Institute of the Arts director William R. Valentiner, Harvard professor Paul Sachs, Boston Museum of Fine Arts curator Hanns Swarzenski, and many others. A letter from Beatrice Connely Rathbone, Rathbone's mother, is the only family correspondence. Also found here are scattered letters from fellow art historians who served as Monuments Men during World War II, although the bulk of the letters post date the war.

Correspondence is arranged in alphabetical order according to surname. Correspondents with fewer than three letters are grouped in general alphabetical folders at the end of the subseries. The last folder of unidentified correspondence contains letters from individuals whose names were illegible or their surnames were not included in the text.

Box Folder
1 21 Attwill, J. Sanger, 1955
1 22 Bachrach, Bradford, 1970
1 23 Bartholet, E. Ives, 1965
1 24 Beckmann, Max and Quappi, 1947-1955
1 25 Bickford, Nathaniel J., 1969-1970
1 26 Boggis, B. S., 1940, 1954
1 27 Carre, Louis, 1954-1955, 1972-1973
1 28 Cavallo, Adolph S., 1954, 1972
1 29 Coates, Thomas, 1970
1 30 Cogswell, Margaret, 1963-1965
1 31 Congdon, William, 1951
1 32 Coolidge, John, 1973-1975
1 33 Coremans, Paul, 1955
1 34 Cox, Jan, 1973-1976
1 35 Crawford, (Lord), 1972
1 36 Cummings, Willard W., 1961-1969
1 37 Cunningham, Charles C., 1954, 1972-1980
1 38 Deely, James Sedgwick, 1970-1972
1 39 DeNormandie, Alice, 1969
1 40 Dmitri, Ivan, 1964-1965
1 41 Douglas, R. Langton, circa 1940
1 42 Eastman, John, Jr., 1969-1972
1 43 Eaton, Violet, 1964-1965
1 44 Ede, H. S., 1951-1954, 1971-1982
1 45 Eisendrath, Willliam N., Jr., 1954-1955, 1972
1 46 Evans, Arthur R., Jr., 1972
1 47 Faison, S. Lane, 1970
1 48 Fenton, John E., 1969
1 49 Fourcade, Xavier, 1967
1 50 Goepel, Erhard, 1953-1955
1 51 Griswold, James W., 1973, 1980
1 52 Hallstein, Walter, 1957
1 53 Harriman, Marie N., 1940
1 54 Harris, Paul S., 1954-1955, 1971-1972
1 55 Hatch, Francis W., 1965-1973
1 56 Hayes, Bartlett H., 1946-1954, 1969
1 57 Hofer, Phil, 1954
1 58 Hood, Gilbert H., 1968-1969
1 59 Howe, Thomas Carr, 1954-1957, 1969-1972
1 60 Hurwitz, Sidney, 1967
1 61 Jerichow, John H., 1972-1973
1 62 Katz, Ralph, 1967
1 63 Kefauver, Nancy P., 1965-1967
1 64 Kelleher, Patrick J., 1969
1 65 Kennedy, Edward M., 1970
1 66 Kligerman, Joshua, 1965-1966
1 67 Kokoschka, Oskar, 1946, 1954
1 68 Ladd, S. Parker, II, 1965
1 69 Lenart, Gertrude, 1954
1 70 Leylan, Robert M., 1954-1955, 1972
1 71 Lipman, Jean, 1946, 1964-1965
1 72 Loevenich, Karl, 1970-1971
1 73 Low, Frank H., 1960-1961
1 74 Luckey, Laura, 1973-1977
1 75 Marini, Marino, 1954
1 76 McAndrew, John, 1970, 1972
1 77 McCrae, Stephen R., 1971-1972
1 78 McIlhenny, Henry P., 1969-1973
1 79 Mittwer, Henry, 1970
1 80 Moore, Fanny H., 1955, 1972
1 81 Moore, Henry, 1954, 1971-1975
1 82 Moore, Lamont, 1954
1 83 Muller, Rene, circa 1940
1 84 Nagel, Charles, circa 1950-1954, 1972
1 85 Osgood, William B., 1970-1978
1 86 Parkhurst, Charles P., 1954
1 87 Peabody, James, 1973, 1975
1 88 Phillips, Charles F., 1963
1 89 Plaut, James S., 1940-1957, 1982
1 90 Pope, John and Annemarie, 1954, 1966-1973
1 91 Price, Lucien, 1955
1 92 Proctor, Dorothy, 1963-1968
1 93 Rathbone, Beatrice Connely, circa 1954
1 94 Read, Helen Appleton, 1954, 1972
1 95 Redmond, Roland L., 1972-1973
1 96 Ritchie, Andrew, 1954
1 97 Robinson, Frederick B., 1940-1972
1 98 Roth, Frank, 1975
1 99 Ross, Marvin C., 1954
1 100 Sabersky, Jane, circa 1942-1954, 1971
1 101 Sachs, Paul J., 1954-1955
1 102 Sayre, Eleanor, 1973-977
1 103 Schaeffer, H. S., 1954
1 104 Schmidt, A. W., 1962-1963
1 105 Schmidt, Robert, 1968-1973
1 106 Schroeder, Margaretta Oliver, 1963
1 107 Seldis, Henry J., 1973
1 108 Sere, Claude, 1969-1973
1 109 Seybolt, George C., 1969-1972
1 110 Sickman, Laurence, 1954
1 111 Sizer, Theodore, circa 1940, 1954-1955
1 112 Speyer, Gerard W., 1962-1963
1 113 Stoll, Germaine, 1968
1 114 Stout, George Leslie, 1954-1971
1 115 Swarzenski, Hanns, 1954-1956, 1971-1985
1 116 Taylor, Francis Henry, 1954
1 118 Trovato, Joseph S., 1961-1962
1 117 Thiry, Gertrude, 1957
1 119 Valentin, Curt, circa 1940-1954
1 120 Valentiner, William R., circa 1940-1942, 1954
1 121 Vermeule, Cornelius C., 1972-1973
1 122 de Vries, A. B., 1968-1972
1 123 Whitehill, Walter Muir, 1954-1955
1 124 Willard, Marian, 1944
1 125 Wittman, Otto, 1969-1973
1 126 Wragg, Thomas S., 1964-1965
1 127 Yamaguchi, Seiichi, 1972-1978
1 128 Yamanaka, Shoji, 1969, 1973
1 129 A-B, 1940-1977
1 130 C-D, 1940-1978
1 131 E-G, 1954-1982
Box Folder
2 1 H-K, circa 1940-1985
2 2 L-M, circa 1940-1985
2 3 N-P, circa 1940-1985
2 4 R-S, circa 1940-1985
2 5 T-Z, circa 1940-1985
2 6 Unidentified Correspondents, circa 1940-1985
The letter sent by Mike (last name unknown) on September 1, 1980 includes color photographs of Perry T. Rathbone.

Series 3: Writings, 1929-1967
0.8 Linear feet; Box 2

Writings include Rathbone's student papers from Harvard, both his college courses and graduate "museum course" taught by Paul Sachs; typescript drafts of essays he wrote for exhibition catalogues, magazines, journals and memorial services; and lectures for various events at universities, symposiums, etc.

This series is arranged as 3 subseries:

3.1: Student Papers, 1929-1934

Box Folder
2 7 Fine Arts 15b: Exercises in Methods and Progress Papers, 1929-1934
2 8 Book Reviews, 1929-1934
2 9 "A Winslow Homer at the Fogg," 1929-1934
2 10 "Reports on the Worcester Museum, The Rhode Island School of Design, and Fenway Court," 1929-1934
2 11 "The First Masterpiece of Augustus Saint-Gaudens: A ten minute radio talk," 1929-1934
2 12 "The Problem of Juan de Burgos," 1929-1934
2 13 "Two Panels from the High Altarpiece of Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona," 1929-1934
2 14 "The Greek Revival in America," 1929-1934
2 15 "Analysis of a Thesis for Professor Post," 1929-1934
2 16 "The History of French Furniture in the 18th Century," 1931
2 17 "The Iconography of Several Paintings in the Fogg Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts," 1932
2 18 "The Style of Carlo Crivelli," 1932
2 19 "The Romanesque Facade in Tuscany," 1933
2 20 "A Catalan Triptych at Fenway Court," 1934
2 21 "The Madonna of Mercy from the Cathedral of Teruel," 1934
2 22 "Siena, Italy," 1934
2 23 "The So-Called Portrait of Ascencio Julia in the Fogg Museum," 1934

3.2: Typescript Drafts, 1940-1967

Arranged here are mostly typescript drafts of articles and essays for magazines, journals, newspapers, exhibition catalogues, museum bulletins, and a few memorial speeches for friends and colleagues. Many drafts include edits and marginalia. A few folders hold multiple drafts of an article.

Box Folder
2 24 "Landmarks in Modern German Art Expression," 1940
2 25 "The Housekeeper by Nicholas Maes," circa 1945
2 26 Writings from the City Art Museum, St. Louis, 1946-1947
2 27 Writings from the City Art Museum, St. Louis, 1948
2 28 Writings from the City Art Museum, St. Louis, 1949
2 29 "The Art of the Mississippi," 1949
2 30 "Taste in St. Louis," St. Louis Dispatch 75th Anniversary, 1953
2 31 Article for The Christian Science Monitor, 1958
2 32 Miscellaneous Forewords, 1960-1967
2 33 "George Catlin," Art in America, 1961
2 34 Article for Arts of Virginia Spring Issue, 1961
2 35 Articles for Boston Museum of Fine Arts Bulletins, 1961-1963
2 36 Article about Adelyn Breeskin in the Baltimore Museum News Quarterly, 1962
2 37 "The Stylistic Development and Symbolism of Max Beckmann," 1964
2 38 "Copley's Corkscrew," Art in America, 1964-1965
2 39 Max Beckmann Biography for the Encyclopedia Americana, 1965
2 40 Memo for Sunday Advertiser, 1965
2 41 Obituary for Robert Treat Paine, 1965
2 42 "Paul J. Sachs as Teacher," St. Louis Post Dispatch, 1965
2 43 "Photography in the Fine Arts," 1965
2 44 "Museums in the Boston Area," 1965
2 45 Introduction for the 1968 Scientific Seminar Catalogue, 1967
2 46 Article for Boston Institute of Contemporary Art "5 Museum Directors' Selections" Exhibit, 1967
2 47 Henry Preston Rossiter, 1967
2 48 Andrew Wyeth, circa 1970
2 49 Introduction to Painting Catalogue, 1970
2 50 Henry Rossiter Memorial, 1977
2 51 George Leslie Stout Memorial, 1978
2 52 Max Beckmann Memorial, circa 1955
Handwritten draft
2 53 Rogier van der Wyden, circa 1970
Handwritten notes.

3.3: Lectures, circa 1937-circa 1963

The lectures in this subseries span the course of Rathbone's career from the Detroit Institute of the Arts and the St. Louis City Art Museum to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The lectures are mostly about exhibitions in addition to a few about Max Beckmann. There is one lecture by Max Beckmann at the end of the subseries.

Box Folder
2 54 "The Spirit of the Renaissance" at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, circa 1937-1939
2 55 "The City Art Museum of St. Louis," 1940-1955
2 56 Installation of the City Art Museum Period Rooms, 1940-1955
2 57 Untitled Lecture about "matching art and music," circa 1945-circa 1963
2 58 "Max Beckmann," 1949
2 59 "Staging the Mississippi Panorama," circa 1950
2 60 "Life on the Mississippi" Drafts, circa 1950
2 61 Inauguration of The Friends of the City Art Museum Group, circa 1952
2 62 "Max Beckmann in America," 1962
2 63 "Letters to a Woman Painter," 1948
Lecture by Max Beckmann.

Series 4: Professional Files, 1938-1984
2 Linear feet; Box 2-4, OV 6

Professional files concern Rathbone's directorship of the St. Louis City Art Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, business trips abroad, special projects, and his affiliations with various arts commissions and arts organizations. Rathbone took a "European Trip" every year to view artwork and potential acquisitions for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. These travel folders include receipts, lists of contacts and hotels, notebooks and itineraries. Also found are documents concerning the George Caleb Bingham drawings dispute, the historic Dederer-Blodgett house restoration, the New York World's Fair "Masterpieces of Art" exhibition, and work done in association with the Massachusetts Art Commission and the Chase Manhattan Bank Art Program. The files hold a range of documents such as correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, inventories, and notes.

Files are arranged alphabetically by the museum name or project title, and chronologically within each grouping.

Box Folder
2 Boston Museum of Fine Arts Files
2 64 Congratulations Letters, 1951, 1954-1955
2 65 Critiques by Busch-Reisinger Museum Course Students, 1955
2 66 Correspondence, 1955-1956
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence, 1960-1970
3 2 Correspondence about Resignation, 1971
3 3 Correspondence, 1972-1976
3 4 Memorandums, 1969-1971
3 5 Press Releases, 1971
3 6 Board of Trustees Annual Meeting Minutes, 1970-1972
3 7 Board of Trustees Informal Meeting Minutes, 1971
3 8 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, 1971-1972
3 9 List of Candidates for New Director Search, 1972
3 10 Notes, 1955-1972
3 11 Raphael Portrait Correspondence, 1969-1975
3 12 Raphael Portrait Multiple Drafts of "Statement of Facts," 1972
3 13 Raphael Portrait Multiple Drafts of "A History of Its Acquisition," 1972
3 Boston Museum of Fine Art Annual European Business Trips
3 14 1956 Trip, Correspondence and Itineraries, 1955-1956
3 15 1957 Trip, Correspondence and Itineraries, 1957
3 16 1957 Trip, Receipts, 1957
3 17 1959-1965 Trips, Correspondence and Itineraries, 1959-1965
3 18 1966 Trip, Correspondence and Itineraries, 1966
3 19 1966 Trip, Receipts, 1966
3 20 1966 Trip, Notebook, 1966
3 21 1967 Trip, Correspondence and Itineraries, 1967
3 22 1967 Trip, Receipts, 1967
3 23 1968 Trip, Correspondence and Itineraries, 1968
3 24 1968 Trip, Receipts, 1968
3 25 1969 Trip, Correspondence and Itineraries, 1969
3 26 1969 Trip, Receipts, 1969
3 27 1969 Trip, Notebook, 1969
3 28 1970 Trip, Correspondence and Itineraries (1 of 2), 1970
3 29 1970 Trip, Correspondence and Itineraries (2 of 2), 1970
3 30 1970 Trip, Receipts, 1970
3 Boston Museum of Fine Art Business Trips
3 31 U.S. Trips, 1962-1965
3 32 U.S. Trips, 1965-1969
Oversized material housed in OV 6, Folder 1.
3 33 U.S. Trips, 1970-1972
3 34 Russia Trip: Correspondence, 1963
3 35 Russia Trip: Receipts, circa 1966
3 36 Mexico Trip: Correspondence and Itineraries, 1967-1968
3 37 Washington Trip, 1968-1970
3 38 San Francisco Trip: Correspondence and Itineraries, 1968-1970
3 39 Egypt-Switzerland Trip: Correspondence and Itineraries, 1970
3 40 Egypt-Switzerland Trip: Receipts, 1970
3 41 Greek Cruise, 1970-1971
3 42 Japan Trip, 1971-1972
3 43-49 Boston Musem of Fine Arts Vouchers, 1955-1961
7 Folders
Box Folder
4 1-9 Boston Museum of Fine Art Vouchers, 1962-1970
9 Folders
4 10 Brooks Memorial Art Gallery 9th Mid South Exhibition, 1964
4 11 Cambridge Arts Council, 1979
4 Chase Manhattan Bank Art Program
4 12 Correspondence, 1965, 1971-1973
4 13 Inventory, circa 1972
4 14 Draft of Final Report, 1973
4 15 Final Report, 1973
4 16 Miscellaneous, 1967, 1971-1972
4 17 City Art Museum of St. Louis, 1940-1945, 1954
4 18 City Art Museum of St. Louis: "Art for Your Sake" Transcript of Interview with Charles Nagel, Jr., circa 1942
Transcript of radio interview with Charles Nagel, Jr. for the City Art Museum's "Art for Your Sake" program.
4 19 Ford Foundation, 1969-1971
4 20 George Caleb Bingham Drawings Dispute, 1974-1975
Oversized material housed in OV 6, Folder 2.
4 21 Gilbert Stuart Portraits Dispute: Correspondence, 1979
4 22 Gilber Stuart Drawings Dispute: Fund Raising Speech, 1979
4 23 Gilbert Stuart Portraits Dispute: News Clippings, 1979
4 24 Hanns Swarzenski Festschrift, 1973
4 Historic Dederer-Blodgett House Preservation
4 25 Engineering Report, circa 1979
4 26 Sales Contract, 1979
4 27 News Clippings, 1979-1982
4 28 Floor Plans, 1980
Oversized material housed in OV 6, Folder 3.
4 29 Correspondence, 1980-1982
4 30 Bryden-Trozze AIA, 1981-1982
4 31 Infrared Energy Scanners, Inc. Report, 1983
4 32 Insurance Policy, 1983-1984
4 33 Rental Agreement, 1984
4 Massachusetts Art Commission
4 34 Correspondence, 1965-1968, 1975-1978
Oversized material housed in OV 6, Folder 4.
4 35 Meeting Minutes, 1965-1977
4 36 Reports, 1964-1966
4 37 News Clippings, 1964-1965
4 1939 New York World's Fair, "Masterpieces of Art" Exhibition
4 38 Correspondence, 1938-1939
4 39 Lecture, 1939
4 40 Meeting Minutes, 1939
4 41 Printed Materials, 1939
4 42 "Paintings by Horatio Shaw" Exhibition: Copies of Horatio Shaw's Letters, circa 1940
4 43 "Paintings by Horatio Shaw" Exhibition: List and Essay, 1940
4 44 Rhode Island School of Design Visiting Committee Reports, 1968
4 45 Wellesley College Friends of Art Meeting Minutes, 1965
Box Folder
OV 6 1 Oversized Exhibition Poster, 1966
Oversized material from Box 3, Folder 32.
OV 6 2 Oversized News Clipping, 1974
Oversized material from Box 4, Folder 20.
OV 6 3 Oversized Floor Plans, 1980
Oversized material from Box 4, Folder 28.
OV 6 4 Oversized Massachusetts Art Commission Certificate, 1965
Oversized material from Box 4, Folder 34.

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1954-1975
0.2 Linear feet; Box 4-5, OV 6

Printed materials include press releases, news clippings, bulletins, magazines, exhibition catalogues, articles and event invitations.

Box Folder
4 46 Catalogue for Exhibition in Memory of Curt Valentin, 1954
4 47 News Clippings, 1954, 1958-1975
Oversized material housed in OV 6, Folder 5.
4 48 Lee Gatch Monograph, 1960
4 49 Press Releases, 1960
4 50 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin, 1961
4 51 Arts in Virginia, 1961
Box Folder
5 1 Arts Magazine, 1964
5 2 John S. Newberry Biography, circa 1965
Oversized material housed in OV 6, Folder 6.
5 3 Magazine Articles by Perry T. Rathbone, circa 1965
5 4 Lee Gatch Exhibition Catalogue, 1965
5 5 Programs for Various Events, 1966-1972
5 6 Event Invitations, circa 1967-1971
5 7 Skowhegan School 26th Anniversary Dinner Program and Newsletter, 1972
Box Folder
OV 6 5 Oversized News Clippings, 1968
Oversized material from Box 4, Folder 47.
OV 6 6 Oversized John S. Newberry Biography, circa 1965
Oversized material from Box 5, Folder 2.

Series 6: Photographs, 1936-1972
0.1 Linear feet; Box 5, 10 folders

Found here are photographs of Perry Rathbone and several exhibitions. There is one folder with a handful of portrait photographs of Rathbone. The bulk of the images are of exhibitions including the "Masterpieces of Art" exhibition at the New York World's Fair, a German Expressionist exhibition, and a Max Beckmann exhibition. The exhibitions took place at various galleries such as the Buccholz Gallery, the Curt Valentin Gallery and the Willard Gallery. There is also one photograph of a drawing by Alexander Calder titled "Just 2 Girls from Phillie."

Box Folder
5 8 Personal Photographs, 1936, 1966-1970
5 9 "Masterpieces of Art" Exhibition, New York World's Fair, 1939
5 10 Klee Exhibition, Buccholz Gallery, 1948
5 11 German Expressionist Exhibition, Curt Valentin Gallery, circa 1950
5 12 Alexander Calder Drawing, "Just 2 Girls from Phillie," circa 1950-1972
5 13 Max Beckmann Exhibition, Curt Valentin Gallery, circa 1952
5 14 Curt Valentin Exhibition Photographs, circa 1953
5 15 Willard Gallery Exhibition, circa 1954
5 16 Buccholz Gallery Exhibition, circa 1954
5 17 Rathbone Judging Spring Mills 13th Annual Art Contest, 1971