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Allyn Cox papers, 1856-1982

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and are closed to researchers.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1916-1982
0.33 Linear feet
Boxes 1, 12

Biographical material includes family birth, death, and marriage certificates, as well as two passports for Allyn and Ethel Cox; membership cards and awards and certificates including a National Academy of Design certificate of merit, 1963; personal financial records including notes on the dispostion of Cox's possesions, circa 1975-1981, and notes and lists related to sales of furnishings from the Cox family home in Essex, Massachusetts. Also found is an untranscribed 1974 sound recording of an interview of Allyn Cox by Tony Janak of NBC TV.
Description Container Select
Addresses, circa 1940s-circa 1980
1
1-3
Awards and Certificates, 1916-1982
Oversized material housed in Box 12 Folder 1
1
4
Biographical Notes and Resumes, circa 1950s-1980s
1
5
Birth, Death and Marriage Records, and Miscellany, 1903-1960s
1
6
Calling Cards from European Trip, circa 1930s
1
7
Interview with Cox by Tony Janak of NBC TV, 1974 February 18
1 Sound tape reel
Typed label on original box: "Allyn Cox House of Representatives/Muralist NBCTV 12/18/74 From: Tony Janak Speed 3/3/4"
1
8
Membership Cards, 1950s-1980s
1
9
Passports, 1936, 1957
1
10
Personal Financial Records, 1940-1981
1
11
Sale of Essex Home Furnishings, Lists and Notes, circa 1978
1
12
Trip to Greece, 1937
1
13
Will Documentation for Ethel Cox, 1920s-1970s
1
14
Oversized Awards and Certificates from Box 1, Folder 4
12
1

Series 2: Correspondence , 1878-1982
6.74 Linear feet
Boxes 1-7, 12, OV 13

Personal, family, and professional correspondence document Cox's relationships with family members, friends, and colleagues, as well as his many private and public commissions, and his roles in professional organizations and clubs.
Correspondence is arranged as two subseries.
  • 2.1: Family Correspondence, 1878-1982
  • 2.2: General Correspondence, 1916-1982
2.1: Family Correspondence, 1878-1982
Family correspondence includes 5 folders of letters written by Cox to family members, primarily his mother, Louise Cox, from circa 1916-1922 and 5 folders of Louise Cox's letters, primarily to Allyn Cox, from 1916 to the 1940s.
Cox's relationships with his siblings is documented in 6 folders of correspondence with his sister, Caroline Cox Lansing, and 3 folders of correspondence with his brother, Leonard Cox, and Leonard's wife, Sylvia.
There are two letters from Kenyon Cox to his half brother William Cochrane, in addition to a biographical sketch of Kenyon Cox, probably written by William, and a letter to Kenyon Cox from Bertha Beckwith. Ethel Cox's correspondence, 1915-1937, consists primarily of letters to her mother and documents her first trip abroad in 1920. Two additional folders of letters from circa 1915-circa 1940s and one from 1941-1971 include correspondence with others, including Allyn Cox, whom she married in 1927.
Also of note are 3 folders of correspondence and records relating to the disposition of Kenyon Cox's Estate undertaken by Allyn Cox and his siblings in the late 1950s-1960s. The correspondence documents gifts of Kenyon Cox's paintings, drawings, and personal archives to various institutions including Bowdowin College, Columbia University, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution. Additional correspondence related to this disposition, as well as correspondence with members of Cox's extended family, may be found in 2.2: General Correspondence.
Description Container
Cox, Allyn to Family, circa 1916-1917
1
15-17
Cox, Allyn to Family, 1918-1922
1
18-19
Cox, Ethel, circa 1915-circa 1940s
1
20-21
Cox, Ethel, 1915-1971
1
22-34
Cox, Jacob and Phyllis, 1940s-1950s
1
35
Cox, Kenyon , 1878, 1913-1917
1
36
Cox, Kenyon, Disposition of Kenyon Cox Estate, 1958-1968
1
37-39
Cox, Leonard and Sylvia, 1940s-1970s
1
40-42
Cox, Louise, 1945
1
43
Cox, Louise to Allyn Cox, 1916-1940s
1
44-47
Lansing, Caroline Cox, 1929-circa 1982
2
1-6
Lansing, Cornelius, 1950s-1980s
2
7
2.2: General Correspondence, 1916-1982
General correspondence documents Cox's career and professional relationships with artists and architects, art institutions and organizations, federal, state and local government agencies and members of congress; private clients including banks and residences; and private social clubs in which Cox was active.
Cox's work at the United States Capitol is well represented here through correspondence, resumes, legal documents including contracts, condition reports, congressional reports and resolutions, and photographic material. Substantial correspondence between Cox and Representative Frank Schwengel document their earliest discussions when Cox first indicated his interest in the Capitol commission, and their ongoing professional relationship as the work continued. Also found is correspondence with artists Arthur Conrad, Adrian Lamb and Deane Keller who worked under Cox in his capacity as supervising artist on the portraits for the Senate Reception Room; and correspondence with the United States Capitol Historical Society, the office of the Architect of the Capitol, the Smithsonian Institution, and various historical societies and organizations with whom Cox consulted during the research phases of the Capitol projects. Correspondence with Cox's assistant, Cliff Young, is generally filed separately.
14 folders of records including correspondence, memoranda, and contracts, document Cox's work for the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.
American Battle Monuments Commission records include correspondence and contracts with architects Francis Keally and John Harbeson, and mosaic fabricator Fabrizio Cassio. Also found is correspondence with: architects John Barrington Bayley, Charles Downing Lay, Philip Trammell Shutze, with whom Cox collaborated on a variety of private residences including the Calhoun House in Atlanta, Georgia, and Roscoe DeWitt, who worked with Cox on a commission for St. Paul's Hospital in Dallas, Texas; artists Stuart Frost, Edward Laning; historian Bernard Berenson; interior decorator Emma Romeyn; journalist Joseph C. Harsch; models, including Jay Martin; and writer Katharine Hayden Salter who wrote many letters to Cox on the subject of Kenyon Cox.
Dumbarton Oaks records include correspondence with Mildred Bliss, Venetian Art Mosaics Inc Studio, and others involved in the project to replace Cox's deteriorating exterior loggia mural of Diana and Actaeon with a glass mosaic design of the painting. Cox's work with Venetian Art Mosaics Inc. also extended to other projects, such as the mosaic panels for the General Grant National Memorial (formerly Grant's Tomb), in New York City.
Art Students League correspondence docments Cox's role as instructor at the League, 1940-1941. Art Commission of the City of New York records document Cox's service on the Art Commission.
Correspondence with Nathaniel Pulsifer, and with Essex County Greenbelt Assocation, documents matters related to the Cox Reservation, a property purchased by Allyn Cox in 1940 as a summer home with a barn which he used as his studio, and which he donated to the Essex County Greenbelt in 1974.
Cox's membership in private social organizations, including nomination and acceptance of new members, can be found in the the Century Association, Cosmopolitan Club, and Cosmos Club folders.
Description Container
Aitken, Webster, 1950-1953
2
8
Alderson-Broadus College (re: Cox's Honorary Degree), 1981-1982
2
9
Aldrich, Chester, circa 1919
2
10
Allen Tucker Memorial , 1960-1978
2
11
Alsop House, Wesleylan University, 1948-1951
2
12-13
American Academy in Rome, 1918-1970s
2
14
American Artists Professional League, 1940s-1970s
2
15
American Association of Museums, 1959-1961
2
16
American Battle Monuments Commission, 1950s
2
17-24
American Battle Monuments Commission, 1950s-1960s
Oversized material housed in OV 13
2
25
American Museum of Natural History, 1950-1955
2
26
Archer, N., circa 1940s
2
27
Architectural League of New York, 1940s-1960s
2
28
Archives of American Art, 1967-1977
2
29
Art Bulletin, 1956-1957
2
30
Art Commission of the City of New York, 1950s
2
31-32
Art Commission of the City of New York, 1950s-1976
2
33
Art Commission of the City of New York, Calendars, 1955-1957
2
34
Art Commission of the City of New York, Meeting Minutes, 1955-1958
2
35-37
Art Students League of New York, 1940-1967
2
38-39
Artists for Victory, 1942-1944
2
40
A, General, 1919-1981
2
41-42
Bacon, Herbert M. , circa 1940s-circa 1950s
2
43
Bancroft, John T., 1973-1974
2
44
Bayley, John Barrington, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
2
45
Bechtel, Edwin De T., 1951-1952
2
46
Beekman, Bob, 1950s-1970s
2
47
Bentzen, Betty and Lyle, circa 1961-circa 1981
2
48
Berenson, Bernard and Mary, 1917-1950s
2
49-50
Binger, Walter D., circa 1940s-circa 1970s
2
51
Bishop, Warner, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
2
52-53
Blakeman, Ray, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
2
54
Board of Education, City of New York, 1960-1962
2
55-56
Bouhan, William L., 1974-1975
3
1
Bower, Jerry, 1964-1967
3
2
Brooklyn Museum, 1958-1981
3
3
Brown, Ellen Morrill, circa 1974-1982
3
4
Brown, Harris, Stevens, Inc., 1950-1954
3
5
Brown, John Nicholas, Roelker Memorial, 1955-1956
3
6
Burns, Charlene and Gene, circa 1973-1974
3
7
Butler Institute of American Art, 1966
3
8
B, General, 1917-1982
includes letter from Barbara Bush
3
9-11
Castle Hill Foundation, 1955-1961
3
12
Century Association, circa 1940-1981
3
13-15
Citizens Committee for the Army and Navy, Inc., 1941-1945
3
16-18
Clarke, Gilmore D., circa 1970s
3
19
Cleveland Trust Company, 1941-1973
3
20
Columbia University, 1972-1977
3
21
Cortini, Publio, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
3
22
Cosmopolitan Club, 1933-1976
3
23
Cosmos Club, 1970s-1982
3
24-25
Cosmos Club, re: Fred Schwengel, 1970s
3
26
County of New York, 1940s-1950s
3
27
Cox, Peter, 1950s-1981
3
28
Cram & Ferguson, Architects, 1939
3
29
C, General, 1934-1981
3
30-32
Dana, Richard and Nathalie, circa 1927-1981
3
33
De Koven, WFUV, 1960s-1970s
3
34
de Manduit, Priscilla, circa 1970s
3
35
Detroit Institute of Arts, 1980-1982
3
36
Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 1976-1979
3
37
Dodge, Grover N. and Lydia, circa 1940s-1950s
3
38
Dumbarton Oaks, 1944-1970s
3
39-41
D, General, 1940s-1980s
3
42
Edward W. Minte Co. Inc, 1948-1958
3
43
Emma Romeyn Inc., 1943-1944
OV material housed in OV 13
3
44
Ernest Peixotte Memorial Committee, 1940s
3
45
Essex County Greenbelt Association, 1970s-1980s
3
46
E, General, 1916-1980s
3
47
Farquhar, Robert D., circa 1950s
3
48
Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc., 1945-1950
3
49
Fine Arts Federation of New York, 1940s-1980
3
50
Frost, Stuart, 1953-1976
3
51
F, General, circa 1940s-1980s
3
52
Garland Publishing, Inc., 1979-1980
3
53
General Grant National Memorial, 1964-1966
3
54-55
George C. Marshall Research Foundation, 1964-1965
3
56
George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 1947-1951
3
57-59
George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 1952-1974
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 2
4
1-11
George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, Knights Templar Project, 1956-1957
4
12-14
Grand Jury Association, New York, circa 1947
4
15
Grand Lodge of North Carolina, 1957-1959
4
16-17
Greener, George C, Masonic Throne, 1953-1954
4
18
Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1946-1947
4
19
G, General, circa 1934-1982
4
20
Hancock, Walker, 1950s-1980s
4
21
Harbeson, John F., circa 1954-circa 1980
4
22
Harison & Hewitt, 1967-1982
4
23
Harsch, Anne and Joseph C., circa 1944-circa 1982
4
24-25
Henderson, Jack, circa 1965-1971
4
26
Hendrickson, David, 1981-1982
4
27
Hessler, Gene, 1981-1982
4
28
Hobbs, Susan, circa 1980s
4
29
Holland Lodge, 1950s-1980s
4
30
Honeycutt, Ann, circa 1960s-1970s
4
31
Howland, Richard (Dick), circa 1960s-1970s
4
32
Hoyt, Austin and Maggy, 1967-1977
4
33
H, General, circa 1916-1981
4
34
Interchemical Corporation, 1944
4
35
I, General, 1940s-1970s
4
36
Jayme, William North, 1950s-1970s
4
37
Jofa, Inc., 1946-1956
4
38
Jorgensen, Julia Dorothea, 1940s-1980s
4
39-40
J, General, 1940s-1980s
4
41
Keally, Francis, circa 1940s-1967
4
42-43
Kenyon, W. Houston, 1949
4
44
Knowlton, Evelyn, circa 1960s
4
45
K, General, 1940s-1980
4
46
Landau, Sarah B., 1974-1979
4
47
Laning, Edward, circa 1970s
4
48
Lay, Charles Downing, circa 1950s
4
49
Lemon, Janet, 1960-1976
4
50
Linder, Raymond J., 1972
4
51
Lindsay, John V., 1964
4
52
Little, Nina and Betram, 1946-1971
4
53
Lothrop, Eleanor, 1970s-1981
4
54
L, General, 1919-1981
4
55
Mark Twain Memorial, Hartford, 1964
5
1
Markel, F. H., circa 1950s
5
2-3
Martin, Jay, 1964-1974
5
4
McIlvaine, Diana, 1970s-1980s
5
5
Melcher, Betsy, circa 1970s
5
6
Mendel, Mesick, Cohen, Architects, 1973-1974
5
7
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940s-1960s
5
8
Molinari, Everett, 1970s-1981
5
9
Municipal Art Society, 1940s-1960s
5
10
Murray, Richard N., 1970s
5
11
M, General, circa 1930-1982
5
12-13
National Academy of Design, 1940-1981
5
14
National City Bank, 1954-1958
5
15
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1956-1982
5
16
National Society of Mural Painters, circa 1936-1982
5
17
New York Society Library, 1957-1979
5
18
New York World's Fair Horticultural Exposition Building, 1939
5
19
Norfolk Naval Hospital, 1943-1944
5
20
N, General, 1941-1982
5
21
Old Sturbridge Village, 1952-1956
5
22
O, General, 1949-1979
5
23
Page, Thornton, 1976-1982
5
24
5
24
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1979-1982
5
25
"Pilgrimage to Mecca" Mural, 1961
5
26
Pirie, Robert, 1967-1968
5
27
Poor, Albert Easton, 1948-1969
5
28
Potter, Clarkson N., circa 1956-1982
5
29
Potter, Harriet, circa 1970s
5
30
Potter, Maggie (Mrs. J.H.N.), circa 1960s-1982
5
31
Pulsifer, Nathaniel, circa 1950s-1982
5
32-33
Purves, Austin Jr., 1950-1958
5
34
P, General, 1930-1982
5
35-36
Queens College, 1942
5
37
Quinn, Henrietta, circa 1974-1975
5
38
Q, General, circa 1970s
5
39
Reed, Henry Hope, Jr., 1950s-1982
5
40
Richardson, Elisa, circa 1921-circa 1926
5
41
Ross, Sally Price and Howard, circa 1970s-circa 1980
5
42
Royal Arch Masons (Ray and William Denslow), 1959-1967
5
43
Russell, Richard, 1955-1974
5
44
R, General, 1920-1982
5
45-46
S. S. America Dining Saloon, 1939-1946
5
47
Saarinen, Aline B., 1960
5
48
Saint-Gaudens Museum/National Historic Site, 1947-1982
5
49
Saint Paul's Hospital, Dallas, 1962-1965
5
50-51
Salter, Katharine Hayden, 1961-1977
5
52-53
Schmidt, Elena and Mott, 1951-1980
5
54
Schoenfeld, R. E., 1973-1979
5
55
Scholz, Helen, 1969
5
56
School Art League of New York City, 1942-1943
5
57
Secrest, Meryle Beveridge, circa 1977-1982
5
58
Seymour, Whitney North Jr., circa 1966-1977
5
59
Sherman, Marjorie, circa 1972
5
60
Shipman, Jr., Mary and Arthur, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
5
61
Shurcliff Family, 1934-1981
5
62
Shutze, Philip Trammell, circa 1950s-circa 1980
5
63-65
Shutze, Philip Trammell, circa 1950s-circa 1980
Folder 5 includes lillustrated letter from Shutze
6
1-5
Skogstad, Agnes, 1955-1956
6
6
Smith, Henry Clapp, circa 1950s
6
7
Smith, Katharine Dennis, 1970s
6
8
Smithsonian Institution, Cooper-Hewit Museum, 1950-1976
6
9
Smithsonian Institution, Museum of History and Technology, 1958-1964
6
10-13
Smithsonian Institution, National Collection of Fine Arts, 1957-1982
6
14
Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, 1968-1970
6
15
Spackman, Emily and Flogel, 1942-1947
6
16
State University of New York at Binghamton, 1972-1973
6
17
Steese, Edward (Ned), 1953-1954
6
18
Stout, George L., 1941-1963
6
19
Sturges, William Knight, 1950s
6
20
Supreme Council, Freemasons, 1958-1960
6
21
S, General, circa 1940s-1981
6
22-24
Tennessee State Capitol, 1958-1959
6
25
Theodore H. Smith & Co., Inc., 1962-1974
6
26
Treadwell, Helen, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
6
27
T, General, 1934-1982
6
28
Unitarian Church of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, 1950-1952
6
29-30
United States Capitol
Completion of Rotunda Frieze, 1950-1954
6
31-34
Completion of Rotunda Frieze, Reports, 1950s
6
35-37
Completion of Rotunda Frieze, Reports and Photos, 1950s
6
38
Congressional Reports and Resolutions, 1925-1982
6
39
Contracts, 1971-1981
6
40-41
Cox Corridor Murals, 1969-1975
6
42-44
Cox Corridor Murals, 1969-1975
7
1
Financial Records, 1970-1978
7
2
Fresco Contracts, 1961-1962
7
3
General Correspondence
7
4-6
Plans and Sketches
Oversized material housed in OV 13
7
7
Restoration of Dome Canopy, 1956-1960
7
8-9
Senate Reception Room, 1957-1958
7
10-11
United States Congress Members, 1973-1982
7
12
University Club, 1944-1945
7
13
University of California, 1954-1973
7
14
University of Georgia, Georgia Museum of Art, 1968
7
15
University of Virginia Clark Hall Murals, 1939, 1971-1974
7
16
U, General, 1940-1971
7
17
V, General, 1916-1975
7
18
Walker, John (National Gallery of Art), 1968-1973
7
19
Warner, Sturge and Hilda, circa 1970s-1982
7
20
Weems, K., circa 1960s-1981
7
21
Wellons, Michael E., 1981-1982
7
22
White, Larry Grant, 1940s
7
23
Wilkinson, Burke, circa 1970s
7
24
William B. May Co., Inc., 1974-1981
7
25
Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1919-1982
0.58 Linear feet
Boxes 7-8
Series includes Cox's handwritten manuscripts, typescripts, and notes for several lectures in addition to a collection of index note cards and loose notes on art-related subjects, individual projects, and research sources. The cards also include contact information for people and art-related resources.
Also found is a diary belonging to Ethel Cox, which includes reference to Cox's work on the Moses panel for the University of Virginia, as well as a 1955 diary excerpt in which Ethel Cox recounts a period of illness that Allyn Cox endured in May-June, 1955.
Description Container
Column, "An American Student in Paris," for Columbia University, 1963
7
36
"Eugene Francis Savage", circa 1970s
7
37
Lecture for Bowdoin College, 1967
7
38
Lecture, "Castle Hill Lecture", 1955
7
39
Lecture, "Color and Light in Painting by Roland Rood", circa 1946
7
40
Lecture on Composition and Color, 1946
7
41
Lecture on Mural Painting, circa 1960s
7
42
Lecture, "Wall Paintings in the Alsop House", circa 1951
7
43
Lists and Notes, circa 1975
7
44
Note Cards, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
7
45-50
Notebook, Rome Frescoes, 1937
7
51
Notes, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
7
52-53
Notes, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
8
1-2
Notes for Lecture "The Practice of Mural Painting", 1982
8
3
Notes on Technical Information and Materials, circa 1925-circa 1975
8
4
Unidentified Typescript, 1919
8
5
Diary of Ethel Cox, 1923-1936
8
6
Diary of Ethel Cox, Excerpt, 1955
8
7
Wright, John, 1980-1981
7
26
W, General, 1941-1982
7
27
Young, Cliff and Ann, circa 1970s-1982
7
28-29
Y, General, 1927-1982
7
30
Z, General, circ1 1960s
7
31
First Names Only, A-G, circa 1940s-circa 1980
7
32
First Names Only, H-L, circa 1940-circa 1980
7
33
First Names Only, M-W, circa 1940-circa 1980
7
34
Illegible and Unidentified, circa 1921-circa 1980
7
35
Oversized George Washington Masonic National Memorial from Box 4, Folders 1-11
12
2
Oversized American Battle Monuments Comission from Box 2, Folder 25
OV 13
Oversized Emma Romeyn Inc from Box 3, Folder 44
OV 13
Oversized United States Capitol, Plans and Sketches from Box 7, Folder 7
OV 13

Series 4: Research Files , circa 1950s-circa 1970s
0.25 Linear feet
Boxes 8, 12

Research files contain source material used by Cox on various subjects including photos and printed material documenting the history and architecture of the United States Capitol and other state capitols, clippings related to artist models, and news articles on miscellaneous subjects.
Description Container Select
Architecture, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
8
8
Capitol Buildings, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
8
9-11
Miscellaneous, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 3
8
12-16
Models, circa 1950s
8
17
Oversized Miscellaneous from Box 8, Folders 12-16
12
3

Series 5: Printed Material , 1920s-1982
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 8-9

Announcements and catalogs are primarily for Allyn Cox and include exhibitions in which he was featured as well as dedications and unveilings of his murals. Also found are copies of articles written by Cox, and news articles documenting his career, and other subjects including a folder of articles about Kenyon Cox; blank postcards; and brochures, pamphlets, and newsletters of organizations related to Cox's work and interests.
Also found is a copy of a master's thesis on Kenyon Cox by Betty Jo Carroll.
Description Container Select
Announcements and Catalogs, Cox, circa 1930s-1982
8
18-19
Articles About Cox, circa 1940s-1970s
8
20
Articles About Cox, 1920s-1982
8
21-28
Articles by Cox, 1950, 1963
8
29
Articles About Kenyon Cox, circa 1903-circa 1919
8
30
Articles and Newsclippings, General, circa 1920s-1980s
8
31-32
Blank Postcards, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
8
33
Brochures, Pamphlets and Newletters, circa 1950s-1982
8
34-35
Brochures, Pamphlets and Newletters, United States Capitol, 1950s-1970s
8
36
Master's Thesis by Betty Jo Carroll: "Kenyon Cox: Proponent of Academia in American Art During the Advent of Modernism", 1978
8
37
Newsletters of Essex County Greenbelt Association, 1975-1981
9
1
Newsletters of Royal Arch Masons, 1950s-1960s
9
2

Series 6: Sketchbooks and Sketches , 1873-circa 1978
0.25 Linear feet
Box 9, OVs 13-14

Series includes 4 of Cox's sketchbooks and circa 22 loose sketches. Sketches are primarily figure, animal, architectural, and landscape sketches in pencil, charcoal, and ink.
Also found are two circa 1943 sketches entered into a War Department mural competition: one of tempera and gouache on board, drawn to a ratio of 1":1', and marked "120A"; the other a full-sized detail, in the same media, and marked "120B."
Also found is an 1873 sketchbook by Kenyon Cox of people and scenes in Ohio.
Description Container Select
Entry for War Department Mural Competion , circa 1943
Oversized material housed in OVs 13-14
9
3
Skechbook, circa 1910
9
4
Sketchbooks, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
9
5-7
Loose Sketches, circa 1918-circa 1978
9
8
Kenyon Cox Sketchbook, 1873
9
9
Oversized Entry for War Department Mural Competition from Box 9, Folder 3
OVs 13-14

Series 7: Photographs , 1856-circa 1980
2.25 Linear feet
Boxes 9-12, OV 13

Photographs are of Cox from childhood to the 1980s; his family including parents, siblings, and grandparents; friends including Philip Trammell Shutze and Warner Bishop; family residences; artist models; events; and artwork, including many of Cox's commissions.
Series includes vintage photographic media including: 2 tintypes of Cox and his siblings at Grant's tomb; 2 tintypes of Leonard Cox; an ambrotype of Anna Stott King, Louise Cox's mother; photos, including a cyanotype and a tintype of Louise Cox; a cyanotype, of Cox's grandmother Helen Finney Cox; photos of Cox's grandfathers, General Jacob Dolson Cox, and Reverend Charles G. Finney; and a circa 1910 platinum print, probably of Ethel Cox, by the Misses Selby.
Vintage photos of Kenyon Cox include 3 tintypes; 2 carte de visites in the studio of George Becker; a silver gelatin print by Pirie Macdonald, circa 1905; a period reproduction of a portrait, circa 1885; and a photo of an engraved portrait, circa 1895. Additional photos of Louise and Kenyon Cox include a series of circa 1906 photographs taken in a garden with their children and other unidentified people.
Photos of Allyn Cox and family include portraits and photos of Cox with Ethel Cox. Photographs of Cox working include two 1920 photo postcards of him at work on an unidentified mural in Rome, and photos of him working in the United States Capitol. Also found are photos by John Barrington Bayley taken inside an unidentified church; and various black and white and color snapshots. Several photos of Cox with members of Congress include one with President Gerald Ford.
Photos of houses and residences include snapshots of Villa La Cappilla and Villa Malatesta labeled as "mother's house in Honolulu," a group labeled "Essex, Massachusetts," and another group labeled "Essex and N.Y. houses." Also found are photos of other residences in Italy, and several postcards of the Cox residence in Cornish, New Hampshire.
Many of Cox's commissions are documented in photographs of artwork, including Dumbarton Oaks, interiors of many private residences, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association Temple, the interior of the Lido Venice restaurant in New York shown in a series of 1926 photographs by Kenneth Clark, the United States Capitol, the William A. Clarke Memorial Library, and several photos which originally formed part of a dismantled scrapbook. Scattered photos of Cox at work can also be found with these photos. Formats include photographic prints, slides, and negatives. 10 glass plate negatives of artwork by Cox are housed separately and are closed to researchers.
Glass plate negatives have been scanned.
Description Container Select
Of Cox, Art Students League Class, 1940
9
10
Of Cox, Childhood, circa 1897-circa 1910
9
11
Of Cox, Events, 1950s-1970s
9
12
Of Cox, Family, 1927-1946
9
13
Of Cox, Family and Friends, circa 1890s-1970s
9
14-16
Of Cox's Grandparents, circa 1864-circa 1880s
9
17-18
Of Cox, Members of U. S. Congress, 1970s
9
19
Of Cox, Portraits, 1931-circa 1960s
9
20
Of Cox, Working, 1920s-1970s
9
21-23
Of Cox, Ethel and Family, circa 1902-circa 1960s
Oversized photograph, possibly of Ethel Cox by the Misses Selby, housed in Box 12, Folder 4
9
24
Of Cox, Kenyon, circa 1880s-circa 1905
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 5
9
25-28
Of Cox, Kenyon, Art Students League Class, circa 1887
9
29
Of Cox, Kenyon, Family and Friends, circa 1906
9
30-32
Of Cox, Leonard, circa 1900-circa 1920
9
33
Of Cox, Louise, circa 1860s-circa 1930s
9
34-35
Of King, Anna Stott , circa 1960s-circa 1890s
9
36
Of Lansing, Caroline Cox , circa 1900-circa 1920s
9
37
Of Bishop, Warner , circa 1930s
9
38
Of Shutze, Philip Trammell and Projects, 1920-circa 1940s
9
39
Of Houses and Residences, 1856-circa 1960
9
40-44
Of Launch of "Ronald and Mary Jane" by Walker Hancock, 1941
9
45
Of Models, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
9
46-48
Of Models, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
10
1-3
Of U. S. Capitol, Corridor from Statuary Hall by C. Young, ca 1960s
10
4
Of Artwork by Cox
Altarpieces, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
5
American Legion Building, Paris, France, circa 1930s
10
6
Calhoun House, Atlanta, circa 1930s
10
7
Candleabra, circa 1960s
10
8
Chapel of Norfolk Naval Hospital, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
9
Cosmopolitan Club, New York, NY, circa 1940s
10
10
Drawings, circa 1940s
10
11
Dumbarton Oaks, circa 1950s
10
12
Finished Cartoons, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
10
13-16
Floyd Bennett Field Mess Hall, circa 1942
10
17
George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association Temple, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
10
18-19
Guaranty Trust Co., New York, "West Point" Mural, circa 1946
10
20
Home in Atlanta, Murals, circa 1931
10
21
Home in Chicago, Murals, circa 1930s
10
22
Home Interiors, Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-circa 1930s
10
23
Home of E. J. Stehli, circa 1921
10
24
Home of John Innes Kane, circa 1930s
10
25
Home of Murphys, circa 1940s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 6
10
26
Home of Spackmans, New York, NY, circa 1940s
10
27
Home of Vincent Astor, circa 1930
10
28
Home of William Alsop, circa 1930s
10
29
Hospital in Dallas, TX, circa 1960s
10
30
Interchemical Corporation, circa 1943
10
31
Lido Venice Restaurant, New York, NY, 1926
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 7
10
32
Lord and Taylor, New York, NY, circa 1940s
10
33
Military Cemetery, Hamm, Luxembourg, circa 1950s
10
34
Mosaics, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
35
Murals, Unidentified, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 6 and OV 13
10
36-39
Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA, circa 1940s
10
40
National City Company, circa 1928
10
41
Paintings, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
42-43
Portraits, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
44
Rome Chimneypiece Panel, circa 1930s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 8
10
45
S. S. America, circa 1940s
10
46
Smithsonian Institution Museum of History and Technology, circa 1958-circa 1960
10
47
Stained Glass Windows, circa 1960s
10
48
Studies, circa 1960s
10
49
Unitarian Church of Hampton Falls, circa 1952
10
50
United States Capitol, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
Oversized material housed in Box 12 Folder 8
10
51-57
University of Virginia Law School, circa 1930s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 8
10
58
University Seals, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
59
William A. Clarke Memorial Library, UCLA, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 8
10
60
Contents of a Scrapbook, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 8
11
1
Color Transparencies, circa 1960s
11
2
Slide File 1, circa 1940s-1970s
11
3-4
Slide File 2, circa 1940s-1970s
11
5-7
Negatives and Slides, Unsorted, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
11
8
Slide Viewer, circa 1950s
11
9
Glass Plate Negatives
10 glass plate negatives
MGP3
Of Artwork by Kenyon Cox, circa 1903
11
10
Oversized Photos of Cox, Ethel and Family from Box 9, Folder 24
12
4
Oversized Photos of Cox, Kenyon from Box 9, Folders 25-28
12
5
Oversized Photos of Artwork by Cox, Home of Murphys from Box 10, Folders 26 and 36-39
12
6
Oversized Photos of Artwork by Cox from Box 10, Folder 32
12
7
Oversized Photos of Artwork by Cox from Box 10, Folders 45, 51-57, 58, 60 and Box 11, Folder 1
12
8
Oversized Photos of Artwork by Cox, Murals, Unidentified from Box 10, Folder 36-39
OV 13

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