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Aline and Eero Saarinen papers, 1906-1977

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Series 2: Aline Saarinen Professional Papers , 1906-1969
10 linear feet
Boxes 4-14, 15, OV 16, FC 17-18

Series consists of files stemming from Aline Saarinen's professional activities as an art critic, author, and television correspondent, and as a member of arts-related and other committees.
The Aline Saarinen Professional Papers series is arranged into six subseries:
  • 2.1: Writings, 1933-1967
  • 2.2: Research Material for The Proud Possessors, 1906-1967 (bulk 1956-1959)
  • 2.3: Research Material on Stanford White, 1880s-1969
  • 2.4: NBC Correspondent Files, 1961-1971
  • 2.5: Miscellaneous Research Files, circa 1960-1964, undated
  • 2.6: Committee Files, 1961-1968
2.1: Writings, 1933-1967
DescriptionContainer
Article for Harper's Magazine, "Uncle Sam as an Art Expert,", 1954
4
15
Articles on Architecture, undated
4
16
Articles on Architecture - Clippings, 1950, 1954
4
17
Article on Art, undated
4
18
Articles on Art - Clippings, 1949-1963
(2 folders)
4
19-20
Articles on Art for McCall's, 1967
4
21
Article on Eero Saarinen, 1953
4
22
Article on Eero Saarinen - Notebook, 1953
4
23
Articles and Stories, Miscellaneous, undated
4
24
Articles, Miscellaneous - Clippings, 1947, 1949
4
25
Early Art Criticism - Clippings, 1934
4
26
Early Writings, 1933-1935
(3 folders)
4
27-29
Fiction, Miscellaneous, undated
(3 folders)
5
1-3
Lecture, "Art Collecting in America", circa 1950s
5
4
Lecture on "Style", Vassar College, 1966
5
5
Lectures and Speeches, 1950s-1960s
5
6
Lectures and Speeches, Notecards, 1950s-1960s
(12 folders)
5
7-18
Play, "The Correct Collections", 1952
5
19
Poetry (by Aline Saarinen and others?), 1962
5
20
Project Ideas and Plans, 1950s
5
21
Television Script, "The American Image" (written by Aline Saarinen and John Lord), undated
(Not scanned)
5
22
Television Script, "Venus in Venice", 1964
(Not scanned)
5
23
Television Scripts, Miscellaneous, 1960s
(3 folders; not scanned)
5
24-26
Writing on Ruth Gornick's Suicide, 1959
5
27
2.2: Research Material for The Proud Possessors, 1906-1967 (bulk 1956-1959)
DescriptionContainer
Guggenheim Grant, 1956-1957
6
1
Correspondence, 1957
6
2
Correspondence, 1958
(3 folders)
6
3-5
Scrapbook of Correspondence, 1958-1959
(5 folders)
6
6-10
Correspondence, 1959
6
11
Correspondence, 1960
6
12
Correspondence, undated
6
13
Berenson, Bernard
Correspondence, 1953, 1956
6
14
Correspondence, 1957
(2 folders)
6
15-16
Correspondence, 1958
(2 folders)
6
17-18
Correspondence, 1959
6
19
Correspondence, undated
6
20
Aline Saarinen Writings, 1959
6
21
Printed Material, 1959
6
22
Collector Files
Cone, Claribel and Etta, 1949-1956
(Not scanned in entirety)
6
23
Freer, Charles Lang, 1957-1958
6
24
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1957-1959
6
25
Gilcrease, Thomas, 1948-1958
(2 folders; not scanned in entirety)
6
26-27
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1949, 1956-1958
(2 folders; not scanned in entirety)
6
28-29
The Havemeyers, 1957
6
30
Hirshhorn, Joseph H., 1956-1958
(Not scanned in entirety)
6
31
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis and Johnson, John G., 1939-1958
(5 folders; not scanned in entirety)
6
32-36
Morgan, J. Pierpont, 1957
6
37
Quinn, John, 1956-1962
(4 folders)
6
38-41
Quinn, John - Miscellaneous Original Papers, 1918-1927, undated
6
42
Quinn, John - Material Relating to Roger Casement, 1959, undated
6
43
Quinn, John - Material on Jeanne Robert Foster, 1959, undated
6
44
Quinn, John - Material Relating to Florence Farr, 1906
6
45
The Rockefellers, 1928, 1955-1958
(2 folders)
6
46-47
Root, Edward Wales, 1956-1958
(2 folders)
6
48-49
Root, Edward Wales - Original Correspondence, 1903-1949
6
50
Root, Edward Wales - Memorial Exhibition, 1957
6
51
The Steins, 1957-1959
6
52
Webb, Electra Havemeyer, 1957-1958
6
53
Webb, Electra Havemeyer - Printed Material, 1953-1955
(2 folders)
6
54-55
Notes (Notebooks)
A-D (Altman, Barnes, Cone, and Dreier), 1955-1958
7
1
"Freer", 1955-1958
7
2
"Gardner", 1956-1958
7
3
"G-H" (Gilcrease, Guggenheim, and Hirshhorn), 1956-1958
7
4
Havemeyer, 1956-1958
7
5
"I-L" (Ingersoll, Johnson, Hearst, and Lewisohn), 1955-1958
7
6
Mellon, 1956-1958
7
7
"Morgan", 1956-1958
7
8
"Potter Palmer", 1956-1958
7
9
"Quinn", 1956-1958
7
10
R-S (Robinson, Root, and Stein), 1956-1958
7
11
"Rockefeller", 1956-1958
(2 folders)
7
12-13
T-W (Thompson, Walters, and Webb), 1956-1958
7
14
"General Background", 1956-1958
7
15
"Biblio", 1956-1958
7
16
Eero Saarinen's Notes on the Book, 1957-1958
7
17
Miscellaneous Notes, 1956-1957, 1966-1967
7
18
Drafts, 1957-1958
(4 folders)
7
19-22
Photographs
Altman, Benjamin, undated
7
23
Berenson, Bernard, circa 1958
7
24
Cone, Claribel and Etta, undated
7
25
Freer, Charles Lang, undated
7
26
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, undated
7
27
Gilcrease, Thomas, undated
7
28
Guggenheim, Peggy, undated
7
29
Hirshhorn, Joseph H., 1950s
7
30
Morgan, J. Pierpont, undated
7
31
Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Potter, undated
7
32
Quinn, John, 1918-1922, undated
(2 folders)
7
33-34
Photographs
The Rockefeller Family, 1957, undated
8
1
Root, Edward Wales, undated
8
2
The Stein Family, undated
8
3
Webb, Electra Havemeyer, 1950s
8
4
Unidentified, undated
8
5
Negatives, undated
(Not scanned)
8
6
Printed Material on Collectors, 1955-1957
(Not scanned in entirety)
8
7
Scrapbook, Clippings on The Proud Possessors, 1958-1959
8
8
Other Clippings on The Proud Possessors, 1958-1959
8
9
Book Contract for Italy, 1960
8
10
Book Jacket, 1958
8
11
2.3: Research Material on Stanford White, 1880s-1969
2.3.1: Correspondence, 1959-1969
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence - Cozzens, Bernice, 1959-1962, 1969
8
12
Correspondence, 1959
(3 folders)
8
13-15
Correspondence, 1960
(2 folders)
8
16-17
Correspondence, 1961
8
18
Correspondence, 1962
8
19
Correspondence, 1963-1971
8
20
Correspondence, undated
8
21
2.3.2: Notebooks, circa 1959-1962
DescriptionContainer
"Biblio", circa 1959-1962
8
22
Century, Metropolitan, and Other Clubs, circa 1959-1962
8
23
"Cheney", circa 1959-1962
8
24
"CHR" (Chronology), circa 1959-1962
8
25
"Mackay", circa 1959-1962
8
26
"McK., M. and W. Architecture", circa 1959-1962
(2 folders)
8
27-28
"New York", circa 1959-1962
8
29
"Newport", circa 1959-1962
8
30
"R. G. W." (Richard Grant White), circa 1959-1962
8
31
"S. W. and Artists", circa 1959-1962
(2 folders)
8
32-33
"S. W. General", circa 1959-1962
(2 folders)
9
1-2
"S. W. Jobs"
A-B (Astor, Barney, Col. Day, Box Hill, and Breese), circa 1959-1962
9
3
"Ch-H" (Colony, Fish, Herald Building, and Houses, Miscellaneous), circa 1959-1962
9
4
I-M (IRT, Judson, Hyde, Knickerbocker, Madison Square, Miscellaneous, and Monuments), circa 1959-1962
9
5
N-V (NYU, Oelrichs, Reid, Sherry, Tiffany, and Villard), circa 1959-1962
9
6
"W-Z" (University of Virginia, Washington Arch, Payne Whitney, and William C. Whitney), circa 1959-1962
9
7
"S. W. Murder", circa 1959-1962
(2 folders)
9
8-9
"Unsorted", circa 1959-1962
9
10
Miscellaneous, circa 1959-1962
9
11
2.3.3: Writings, 1959-1960s
DescriptionContainer
Research Notes, circa 1959
(2 folders)
9
12-13
Research Notes, "State of Buildings", 1961
9
14
Tentative Chapter Headings and Outline, 1960
(2 folders)
9
15-16
Notes and Writings, circa 1959-1962
(2 folders)
9
17-18
Drafts
"Prologue - in work (Also Prince Henry Version)", circa 1959-1962
9
19
"Chapter I in work", circa 1959-1962
9
20
"Chapter II in work", circa 1959-1962
9
21
"Chapter III in opera", circa 1959-1962
9
22
"Chapter IV - in opera", circa 1959-1962
9
23
"Chapter V - in opera", circa 1959-1962
9
24
"Chapter VI in opera", circa 1959-1962
9
25
Chapters VII and VIII, circa 1959-1962
9
26
Chapter XII (Cheneys), circa 1959-1962
9
27
Miscellaneous, circa 1959-1962
(2 folders)
9
28-29
Manuscripts
Article for Life, 1960s
(3 folders)
9
30-32
Book, Chapter I (?), 1960s
9
33
Book, Chapter on Richard Grant White, 1960s
9
34
Book, Chapter II, 1960s
9
35
Book, Chapter III, 1960s
9
36
Book, Chapter IV, 1960s
9
37
Book, Chapter V, 1960s
9
38
Manuscripts
Book, Chapter VI, 1960s
10
1
Book, Chapter VII, 1960s
10
2
Book, Chapter, VIII, 1960s
10
3
Book, Chapter IX, 1960s
10
4
Book, Chapter XII (Cheneys), 1960s
10
5
Book, Chapter XIV (Katherine Mackay), 1960s
10
6
Miscellaneous, 1960s
(2 folders)
10
7-8
Caption Suggestions, undated
10
9
Writings by Others, 1962, undated
(2 folders; not scanned in entirety)
10
10-11
2.3.4: Original Material, 1880s-1936, 1960
DescriptionContainer
Bessie White Papers
Correspondence, 1880s
10
12
Scrapbook on Washington Centennial and Arch, 1889
10
13
Scrapbook, "Thaw Trial Clippings", 1907-1908
(2 folders)
10
14-15
Written Memories, 1926
10
16
Stanford White Papers
Menu for Dinner Honoring Stanford White, 1884
10
17
Lists of Works (White's own?), undated
10
18
"Goods Held in Trust for Stanford White, Esq." (list with drawings), 1902
10
19
Notes on Furnishings (White's own?), undated
10
20
"S. W.'s matters, left in the hands of McKim, Mead and White", 1894
10
21
Legal Document (partial), undated
10
22
McKim, Mead and White Documents
Memoranda, 1887-1888, undated
10
23
Memoranda, 1893-1897
10
24
Memoranda, 1900-1903
10
25
Memoranda, 1904-1905
10
26
Correspondence, 1888-1904
10
27
Correspondence, 1905-1906
10
28
Correspondence, 1923
10
29
Correspondence, 1933, 1935
10
30
The Metropolitan Club, undated
10
31
Madison Square Presbyterian Church, 1903
10
32
The Colony Club, undated
10
33
Actor's Fund Fair, undated
10
34
Plan for Unidentified Building (blueprint), undated
10
35
Fairmont Park, 1895
10
36
Vanderbilt Portal, St. Bartholomew's Church, 1902, 1934
10
37
Columbian Celebration Awards, undated
10
38
Arch at Washington Square, 1889
10
39
Tiffany Building, 1903
10
40
Whitelaw Reid Residence - Estimate, Proposal, and Report on Progress, 1890-1891
10
41
Whitelaw Reid Residence - Correspondence, 1891
(2 folders)
10
42-43
Whitelaw Reid Residence - Correspondence, 1892
10
44
Whitelaw Reid Residence - Correspondence, 1893
10
45
Whitelaw Reid Residence - Correspondence, 1894
10
46
Whitelaw Reid Residence - Correspondence, 1895
10
47
Whitelaw Reid Residence - Correspondence, 1896-1899
10
48
Whitelaw Reid Residence - Correspondence, undated
10
49
Whitelaw Reid Residence - Clipping, 1936
10
50
Grant Monument, undated
10
51
University of Virginia, 1923, 1934
10
52
Arlington Memorial Bridge, undated
10
53
Record Book, "Antiques at 120 W 30", 1905
10
54
Microfilmed Correspondence of Richard Grant White (circa 25 letters) and Stanford White (1 letter) from Huntington Library, 1960
10
55
2.3.5: Printed Material, 1890s-1968
DescriptionContainer
Clippings
Stanford White, 1896-1898
10
56
Stanford White, 1919, 1931-1936, 1960
10
57
Stanford White, 1960, 1962
10
58
Stanford White, undated
10
59
Stanford White, Auctions, 1934
10
60
Players' Club, 1890s?
10
61
Madison Square Presbyterian Church, 1906
10
62
Madison Square Garden, 1890s
(2 folders)
10
63-64
Madison Square Garden, Horse Show, 1890s
10
65
New York, 1904
10
66
Garden of J. L. Breese, 1915
10
67
Article on Architecture by Lawrence Grant White, 1929
10
68
Building and Designs of Stanford White, Various, 1932-1968
10
69
Evelyn Nesbit, 1905, 1954
10
70
Amelie Rives Chanler, 1895-1897
10
71
Other Printed Material on Stanford White and His Buildings, 1955-1967
(Not scanned in entirety)
10
72
Garden City Hotel (Long Island, NY), circa 1894
10
73
Newport, RI and "The Breakers", 1946-1963
(Not scanned in entirety)
10
74
Miscellaneous Printed Material on Architecture, 1928-1960
(Not scanned in entirety)
10
75
Miscellaneous Printed Material, undated
10
76
2.3.6: Photographs, 1880s-circa 1960
DescriptionContainer
Stanford White and His Family, 1880s-1890s
11
1
The Cheney Family, 1880s?
11
2
Evelyn Nesbit, 1890s-1902
11
3
Buildings and Residences Designed by Stanford White, 1960, undated
(7 folders; not scanned in entirety)
11
4-10
Residences in Newport, RI Designed by Stanford White and McKim, Mead and White, 1960, undated
(2 folders; not scanned in entirety)
11
11-12
Residences Designed by Stanford White and McKim, Mead and White, 1960, undated
(3 folders; not scanned in entirety)
11
13-15
Views of Interiors, Various, undated
11
16
Views of Interiors, Unidentified, undated
11
17
Slides, Buildings Designed by Stanford White and McKim, Mead and White, circa 1960
(Not scanned)
11
18
Negatives, Buildings Designed by Stanford White and McKim, Mead and White, circa 1960
(Not scanned)
11
19
2.3.7: Architectural Drawings, undated
DescriptionContainer
Reproductions of Architectural Drawings, undated
(See also OV 16)
11
20
Negatives, Architectural Drawings, undated
(Not scanned)
11
21
Oversize, Reproductions of Architectural Drawings, undated
(See Box 11, F20)
OV 16
2.4: NBC Correspondent Files, 1961-1971
(Not scanned)
DescriptionContainer
The 101 Ranch (Oklahoma), 1965
11
22
Amon Carter Museum, 1963
11
23
Astronauts, 1965
(4 folders; see also Box 15)
11
24-27
Biltmore House and Gardens, circa 1965
11
28
"Blacks and Art", undated
11
29
Clippings, 1964-1971
(3 folders)
11
30-32
Clippings, Articles by Aline Saarinen, 1964, 1966
11
33
Computer Art, 1966
11
34
Correspondence, 1963-1971
11
35
Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1967, undated
11
36
Engagement Calendar, 1965
11
37
Federal Building Design, 1965
11
38
Films
"Art Special" Sunday Show: Eyes Opening, 1964 May 24
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate
1 videocassette (digital betacam)
duplicate
1 film reel
16 mm
12
1-2
The Metropolitan Museum with John Lindsay, 1970
1 film reel
16 mm
1 videocassette (digital betacam)
duplicate
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate
12
3-4
"Mobile Homes" , circa 1963
1 film reel
16 mm
12
5
Footage of artist working, circa 1964
1 film reel
Leader is labeled "Thomas Moore out-take"
16 mm
12
6
Gemini 9 Material, circa 1966
12
7
Held, John, 1964
12
8
"Hemisfair '68", 1968
12
9
Marine Amputee Story, 1967
(2 folders)
12
10-11
Metropolitan Museum, 1970
(2 folders)
12
12-13
Museum of Modern Art, 1964
12
14
Notebooks
Grand Canyon, 1966
12
15
"Hawthorne and Alcott", 1960s
12
16
"Script - Film Schedule - Dept. List", undated
12
17
Notes and Drafts, 1960s
12
18
"Osaka" (Japanese World Exposition), 1968
12
19
Pavilion Hotel (Montpelier, VT), 1965-1966
12
20
Peterson, Susan (Reporter for Bissell Inc.), 1960s
12
21
Photographs of Buildings and Memorial Designed by Eero Saarinen, 1960s
12
22
Photographs of Saarinen Home in Helsinki, Finland, undated
12
23
Photographs of Aline Saarinen on Assignment and from Shows, 1960s
(4 folders)
13
1-4
Photographs, Portraits of Aline Saarinen, circa 1965
13
5
Photograph of Aline Saarinen, Contemporary Press Course, Vassar College, 1966
13
6
Press Pass, Democratic National Convention, 1964
13
7
Press Releases and Other Printed Material, 1963-1970
13
8
Printed Material, Miscellaneous, 1970, undated
13
9
Protest, Internal Revenue Service, 1969
13
10
Quotes, 1962-1963
13
11
Regan, Nancy, 1968
13
12
Religious Architecture, 1963, undated
13
13
"Remote Possibilities" (Gallery of Art Interpretation designed by Katharine Kuh, The Art Institute of Chicago), undated
13
14
Resume and Awards, 1964-1969
13
15
Rockefeller, Nelson, 1965-1969
(2 folders)
13
16-17
Rockefeller, Nelson - Photograph of Art Work from Collection, undated
13
18
Saarinen, Eero, 1961-1971
13
19
Scripts
Frank McGee Reports, 1966, undated
13
20
"From Here to the Seventies", 1969
13
21
The Huntley-Brinkley Report, 1966-1968, undated
(2 folders)
13
22-23
"Israel: From this Hill", 1965
13
24
Sixth Hour, 1967, undated
13
25
The Southern Baptist Hour, 1969
13
26
Sunday Show, 1964-1965
13
27
Today Show, 1963-1969
(5 folders)
13
28-32
"Year Ender Script", 1964
13
33
Miscellaneous, 1960s
(4 folders)
13
34-37
The Southern Baptist Hour, "Art and the Bible", 1969
13
38
Storyboard (?), undated
13
39
"Sunday Artists", 1964
(2 folders)
13
40-41
"Sunday Artists"
Arp, 1964
13
42
Calder, 1964
13
43
Davis, 1964
13
44
Giacometti, 1964
13
45
Miro, 1964
13
46
Moore, 1964
13
47
Vietnam, 1965
(3 folders)
13
48-50
Writings on Art, 1960s
13
51
Writing on Saigon, circa 1965
13
52
Yugoslavia, 1965
13
53
Oversize, Astronauts, 1965
15 (sol)
2 Reels Motion Picture Film from Box 12, folders 5-6
FC 17-18
2.5: Miscellaneous Research Files, circa 1960-1964, undated
DescriptionContainer
Held Jr., John, undated
14 (hol)
1
Lawrence, Jacob, circa 1960
14 (hol)
2
McCarter, Henry, undated
14 (hol)
3
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1964
14 (hol)
4
Outline, Unidentified Project, undated
14 (hol)
5
2.6: Committee Files, 1961-1968
DescriptionContainer
Design Advisory Committee, Federal Aviation Adminstration, 1961-1962
(3 folders)
14 (hol)
6-8
Fine Arts Commission, 1964-1967
(Not scanned in entirety)
14 (hol)
9
Yale University, 1962-1966
14 (hol)
10
Yale-New Haven Educational Corporation, Board of Directors, 1967-1968
(2 folders; not scanned in entirety)
14 (hol)
11-12

Make a Request

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